Archive for the ‘Event’ Category

Journalling…in these times

October 10, 2021

A life-long keeper of journals, I wrote about the benefits of recording one’s life journey while visiting the beautiful mountain town of Arequipa, Peru. (see article link below) Since the pandemic, I have been looking inward a lot more, developing my creative side and using pen and journal almost as frequently as the laptop. I’ll be giving a journal writing workshop with the Grind writing group (Vancouver) over zoom October 30.

A handmade journal purchased on my visit to Madrid, 2019.

May 30, 2021

The Creative Voices Dundarave Print Workshop event is now on the Arts Council’s Youtube.

Dundarave Print Workshop – History of Art and Community

May 26, 2021


Join us for an inspiring & informative live presentation on the history of the Dundarave Print Workshop, celebrating 50 years of art & community making. Did you know this staple of the Vancouver art scene started right here in West Vancouver? Or that B.C. Binnings was one of the founders? From humble beginnings in a garage in Dundarave to a celebrated institution that fosters acclaimed contemporary artists, discover the origins & stories of the Dundarave Print Workshop.

Leading us on this journey through time are acclaimed printmaker & multimedia artist Arnold Shives who was a member in the early days, celebrated printmaker Gloria Shaw who has been a long-time member, & award-winning writer & historian Janet Nicol.

Creative Voices will be presented live via zoom on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7pm to 8pm.

SUPPORT our programming if you are able.

This is a free event.  Registration is required at the following link:

The event is sponsored by the West Vancouver Community Arts Council (WVCAC).

Dundarave Print Workshop and gallery is located on Granville Island in Vancouver. Copies of the DPW booklet on the 50 year history on sale. Check the DPW website for hours of operation.

This author stopping by DPW, a young talented artist volunteering at the sales desk. Check out my article on B.C. Binning, founder of DPW, published on line in Montecristo magazine.

‘Zoom’ talk on Sybil

March 15, 2021

Join author and art historian Janet Nicol for a discussion of her book On the Curve:  The Life and Art of Sybil Andrews.  She and the curator, Jenelle M. Pasiechnik will be discussing the major themes of her book and the current exhibition. Event time –   Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 2pm PDT (one hour). Registration for this online ‘zoom’ event is now open at the Campbell River Art Gallery website.  The talk is part of the CRAG exhibition (March 6 to May 1) and featuring Nicole Crouch, Karver Everson, Jake James, Kari Kristensen and Marni McMahan.  Each of these BC artists have produced new work in response to Sybil Andrews’ biographical history, aesthetic style and artistic practice.

IN VANCOUVER copies of On the Curve: The Life and Art of Sybil Andrews are available at the People’s Co-op Bookstore (Commercial Drive), Upstart & Crow bookstore (Granville Island), UBC bookstore and the Silk Purse Art Gallery (West Vancouver). The book is sold out at Chapters/Indigo stores in the Lower Mainland but still available at outlets in Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. You can order through most bookstores or directly at Caitlin Press publisher. Updated – November, 2021

On the Curve is also currently available at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria gift shop (Vancouver Island), along with other great reads about BC artists. (Dec/2021)

Coming soon….

November 18, 2020

I’m emerging from ‘lock down.’ Expect musings about Sybil Andrews, a BC printmaker; how Covid is impacting BC workers; celebrating a Vancouver art institution; book reviews on women’s suffrage (“A Revolutionary Wave”) and a couple’s challenges with early onset Alzheimers (“Four Umbrellas”).

More details to follow as articles are published.

Pencil drawing, J.M. Nicol 2020

‘On the Curve’ talk at Victoria art gallery

October 4, 2019

Guest Speaker Janet Nicol: “On the Curve:  The Life and Art of Sybil Andrews”

FRIDAY OCT 11 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Join the Gallery Associates in the Spencer Mansion and enjoy a lively and informational talk with Janet Nicol about the life and art of British-Canadian artist Sybil Andrews. Known for her bold linocut prints, Sybil Andrews was a professional female artist during the late 20th century, a distinctly male-dominated world. She is now recognized as one of Canada’s most prominent artists of the time.

Inspired by the working-class community of Campbell River where she lived, her art is known for its honest depiction of ordinary people at work and play on Canada’s West Coast.

Books available for sale from the Gallery Shop.

Presented in collaboration with the Associates of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Caitlin Press.

*Please note that there is limited space available.


Thank you to all the AGGV Associates and members of the public who came out for this book talk event.   The interest and enthusiasm for Sybil Andrews and her art work was very genuine and warm.    And thanks to the AGGV Associates book club members for selecting ‘On the Curve’ for the October, 2019 discussion.

Campbell River Mirror covers ‘On the Curve’ launch

June 1, 2019

Click on link below to read Campbell River Mirror story on the launch
of “On the Curve” at the Sybil Andrews cottage May 31 and Museum June 1.

New book looks at Sybil Andrews’ legacy


April 19, 2019


Thank you to everyone who came out to the VPL event on June 12. 


Book talk & signing – June 18, 2019 at 7pm – Presented by On the Curve author Janet Nicol and Vancouver artists Esther Rausenberg & Richard Tetrault, 884 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Thank you to hosts Esther and Richard and everyone who came out to this event on June 18.


Book talk & signing – June 20, 2019 at 6:30pm, Presented by On the Curve author Janet Nicol and Dundarave Print Workshop, Granville Island, Vancouver, June 20, 1029 at 6:30 pm

Thank you to all who came out to the event.



BOOK LAUNCH – MUSEUM AT CAMPBELL RIVER – Saturday, June 1 @ 1pm – and
Meet and Greet Friday, May 30 at 7pm at Sybil and Walter’s cottage.


Photo of author with Fern Seaboyer and her daughter Kim at “Meet and Greet” inside Sybil’s cottage.  

Many thanks to volunteers of the Sybil Andrews Heritage Society and Campbell River Arts Council and staff at Museum of Campbell River for hosting the events–and to all those who came out on May 31 and June 1.

Sunday June 2 @ 2pm – Book talk and signing at the Powell River library.

On the Curve:  The Life and Art of Sybil Andrews by Janet Nicol, Caitlin Press 2019

978-1-987915-87-7 / 1987915879
8×7, 160 pages, colour photos
Paperback price: $28.95

Available on order at Catlin Press and bookstores.  More info at  -