Heather Armstong holds up her painting as she helps set up the Bazaar at the Quesnel Art Gallery. Heather Norman photo

Beaux Arts Bazaar starts Saturday at Quesnel Art Gallery

The Bazaar runs from Nov. 17 until Dec. 21

The Beaux Arts Bazaar opens this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Quesnel Art Gallery, located in the Quesnel & District Arts and Recreation Centre on Northstar Road.

The annual market features the work of members of the Gallery, including handmade cards, jewellery, paintings, fabric arts and more.

The Gallery has about 50 members, and typically between 25 and 30 of them, all identifying as artists or craftspeople, contribute to the market.

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Before the market opens, volunteer art director Joan Ramsey Harker, with volunteers Heather Armstrong and Marguerite Hall, are working to set up the gallery as artists drop off their works. They say it takes them a few days to get everything in order and set up.

The Gallery gets a commission for every piece sold, and the Bazaar ultimately acts as a fundraiser of sorts.

Harker says the Quesnel Christmas Farmers’ Market days late this month (and next) are the Gallery’s busiest all year.

Harker says the Gallery does “jury” pieces, to make sure they are a fit for the Bazaar, but rarely does any work get turned away. She says they don’t typically put limits on how many items are put up for sale, lest they run out during the course of the month.

She says the Bazaar is a great place to find handmade gifts during the holiday season.

The Bazaar runs from Nov. 17 until Dec. 21, 2018.


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