Welcome to VISAC!

Eveline Kolijin

Jacqueline Huskisson

Heather Urness

Jill Ho-You

Current Exhibition - Energy Futures

Exhibition Opening Date: March 25, 2024

Guest Workshop for Visual Exploration Club: April 11 @ 3:30-4:30pm

Artist Talk during Business After Business: April 11 @ 5:30-7:30pm

Artist Talk and Workshop @ VISAC: April 12 @ 3:30-5:30pm. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Tidalectics Workshop: Developed by Eveline Kolijn, this workshop pairs with Energy Futures. Please reach out to info@visacgallery.com to organize a workshop for your school group.

Exhibition Closing Date: May 2, 2024

About Energy Futures:

In this unique fine art print portfolio, 20 printmakers and 20 writers created their vision on sustainable energy transition and climate change. The portfolio contains twenty hand-made fine art prints, and twenty texts (poem, short story, essay) printed on 13 x 19” sheets of archival letterpress quality, forming a tangible vision of Canada’s Energy Future. The portfolio edition is 25. It has also been published with expanded text as a book: Reimagining Fire. The Future of Energy.

The desire to curate this project originated from the necessity in our society to combat climate change and preserve biodiversity. My practice operates in the transdisciplinary space of art, science, and social activism. This path has led to a Fellowship with the Energy Futures Lab (EFL) in 2018. The non-profit Lab is based in Alberta and consists of 40 to 60 Fellows and support staff. They are a network of innovators and influencers with diverse views and come from government and communities, the energy sector, First Nations, non-profits, academia, and the arts. The EFL supports change-makers as they collaboratively explore the following question: How can we leverage Canada’s assets and innovation capacity to accelerate an inclusive and equitable transition to a prosperous net-zero future?

Give the gift of art! Gift Cards now available.

Pottery Class - $280

This covers any 6-week series currently being offered in our Pottery studio, minus the cost of clay.

Itty Bitty Art Time - $100

This covers the Winter 2024 series of Itty Bitty Art Time, or could go towards other future classes.

Youth Class - $80

This covers the Winter 2024 series of Visual Exploration Club, or can be put towards any other youth programming.

Art Workshops - $275

This flat rate covers any private workshop offered in the art studio. While there are comic and block printing options currently advertised, please reach out if there's a specific workshop you'd like to participate in. 

Friday Night Pottery - $275

This flat rate covers any private pottery workshop offered, such as slab mugs, coil bowls or wheel experiences. 

Gift Card - any value

Purchase a blank card for any value you would like! These can go towards classes, art purchases, private experiences or merchandise. 

A blue vending machine featuring mini art prints for $2 each. The machine accepts toonies only.

What's new at the VISAC Gallery?

We are pleased to debut our new art vending machine, featuring block printed art by Erin Shuttleworth. Bring a toonie during opening hours to try it out!

Gift cards for specific class types, as well as for any denomination, are now available for purchase. Give an experience to a loved one, such as a pottery class or youth workshop. 

Our Winter 2024 Calendar is now ready for sign up - we have a wide range of programs for adults and youth. 

Our next gallery show, featuring the work of Sab Curtis, opens on January 29th and runs until March 7th. 

Visit us this winter!

Gallery Hours for Winter 2024

Monday: 12pm - 4pm

Tuesday: 12pm- 4pm

Wednesday: 12pm - 4pm

Thursday: 12pm- 4pm

We're excited to welcome youth and families to VISAC this winter. We've expanded our core youth programming to include classes for all ages and welcomed programming manager, Erin Shuttleworth, to our team. 

Looking to explore art and creativity with the little kiddo in your life? Itty Bitty Art Time is with instructor Erin Shuttleworth is for you! Erin's projects focused on process and sensory activities that engage your preschoolers with colour, texture, and fun! 

For school-aged youth, instructor Erin Shuttleworth is hosting bi-weekly creativity clubs that encourage creative growth and exploration with monthly themes and topics to guide creativity. Participants will be tasked with finding their own style, experimenting with materials, and starting to develop their own art-making process.  

Winter youth class offerings:

Visit our Youth Programming page to register for winter classes. 

**Open access to the Selkirk Building is no longer available**. 

Please call the VISAC office (250-364-1181)  when you arrive at the red door “Gallery” entrance and our staff will let you in.

If you don’t have a cell phone, please use the main entrance to Selkirk on Helena street which is open from 9 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday. 

Email: info@visacgallery.com with any questions.