2017 Event Info

May 25 - 28, 2017
2017 Event Details



VIP Preview – Red Carpet

Thursday, May 25: 6PM – 7PM


Opening Night Gala – Red Carpet

Thursday, May 25: 7PM – 10PM


Show Hours

Friday, May 26: 12PM – 8PM

Saturday, May 27: 12PM – 8PM

Sunday, May 28: 12PM – 5PM



Vancouver Convention Centre – East

999 Canada Place

Vancouver, BC

V6C 3C1









Thursday, May 25

6:00pm – 7:00pm: VIP Preview
7:00pm – 10:00pm: Opening Gala Night
7:30pm – 8:30pm: “Face of Art” Runway


Friday, May 26

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Live painting, jOnezi, Mixed Media Paint
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Live painting, Mohammad Atashzay, Watercolour
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Live painting, Tara Higgins
5:30pm – 5:50pm: 15 Minute Speaker, Anya Marnet, ‘How to choose a piece of art”
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Panel Talk, Amanda Parris & Barrie Mowatt, ‘Public Art’
7:00pm – 7:45pm: Featured speaker, Debra Usher, Arabella Magazine


Saturday, May 27

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Live painting, Lauren Morris, Acrylic
2:20pm – 2:40pm: 15 Minute Speaker, Hannah Niki- Contemporary Glass Painting
3:00pm – 3:20pm: 15 Minute Speaker, Taisha Teal
3:30pm – 4:15pm: Featured Speaker, Debra usher, Arabella Magazine
4:30pm – 4:50pm: 15 Minute Speaker- Rose Tanner, Birds
5:00pm – 5:45pm: Featured speaker with Art, Peter Hudoba, Chinese Calligraphy

6:00pm – 6:20pm: 15 Minute Speaker, Wilson Marquez Cifuentes, Teamwork
6:30pm – 6:50pm: 15 Minute Speaker, Skyla Wayrynen
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Live Painting, Jun LAng, “Xieyi” painting

Sunday, May 28

12:30pm – 2:30pm: Live painting, Johan Herson, Soft Art
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Live painting, Michael Abelman, ships





Panel Guests


Amanda Parris

Amanda Parris is the host of CBC Arts’ weekly TV and online series,
Exhibitionists, and CBC Radio 2’s Marvin’s Room. Parris is an educator,
accomplished actor and playwright. Descended from Grenadian and
Venezuelan ancestry, Parris was born in London, England, and raised on
the south side of Jane Street in Toronto. Her plays have been staged at
numerous theatre festivals in Canada and internationally



Barrie Mowatt

Visionary, founder, and artistic director of the Vancouver Biennale, a
not-for-profit charitable organization created in 2004, Barrie Mowatt has
a history of initiating public and community projects and has been the
recipient of several awards, including the Vancouver Business in Arts
Award (from the Vancouver Board of Trade) and the Ethics in Action
Award (from Vancouver City Savings and the BC Work Ministry).



Kathy van Gogh

Kathy van Gogh has been a decorative artist since 2001. Her formal training began
in the USA and in Canada, travelling to Italy and France to learn from the Masters of
art forms including ornamentation, marbles, wood grains, gilding, plaster work, and
others. In 2007, Kathy opened the only teaching studio for this ancient art form in all of
Western Canada, Studio van Gogh. Recently, she created a line of products called van
Gogh Furniture Paintology, designed specifically to refinish furniture.




Art Class with Kathy van Gogh

Sunday, May 28th, 2017 – Noon to 3:00 pm


Have you ever wanted to try painting yourself? Don’t know where or how to start? Tried already but weren’t happy with the results? Then this class is for you! Designed for the beginner adult (wanna-be) painter.


During this 3-hour class you will create a beautiful misty morning abstract landscape acrylic painting using Opus Art supplies. While this class is focused on building self-esteem through repeatable, easy to follow steps that result in a fabulous painting, the student will also learn some concrete artistic techniques.


Students should wear clothes suitable for painting and bring an apron and a roll of Paper Towel.