Outsiders and Others’ 1st Anniversary Show!

March 5 – 28

 

In March of 2020, the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we signed on the dotted line. We became real so we could bring art and culture to our community when no one else was. While everyone was shutting down, we were opening up.

 

As a window-based gallery, we could “open our doors” without actually opening them. In one of the strangest years of our lives, we were able to present a new exhibition in our gallery every month. We intend to do the same for years to come.

 

Providing a real-world opportunity to view art during the pandemic is not the only void filled by the gallery. Outsiders and Others is also the first gallery in Vancouver dedicated to showcasing Outsider art. So far, things are off to a good start, with every show leading to artwork sales and garnering significant press.

 

“There’s void that needs to be filled [in Vancouver] and I’m hopefully going to be able to help with that.”

– Yuri Arajs, Director, Outsiders and Others

Megaphone Magazine, Sept 2020 Issue

 

This special 1st Anniversary Show! features artists from every exhibition we presented over the past year. Back to help us celebrate are BC artists Valerie Arntzen, Carl Baird, Lisa Maria Bellano, Bryan Cathcart, Andrew Cathers, Deborah Leigh, John Procter, Seema Shah, and L.J.Throstle, as well as Minnesota artist Amy Rice and Wisconsin artist Keegan Wenkman. The show will also feature posters from all of our past exhibitions.

 

Visitors can stop by the gallery any time, day or night (thanks to 24-hour lighting), for a COVID-safe window viewing experience of the entire exhibition. A QR code can be scanned by phone to pull up all the information needed for a self-guided tour. Appointments can also be made to visit inside the gallery.

Outsiders and Others Art Society is a non-profit arts society with a focus on bringing non-traditional artists to the forefront. This includes outsider, folk, self-taught, visionary, intuitive, and artists with disabilities.

Valerie Arntzen
Chairway to Heaven
Assemblage
30" x 12"
$750

Lisa Maria Bellano

Circus Act

Pen on paper

14" x 11"

$100

Bryan Cathcart

4 Wardrobes, 3 Skin Tones, and 12 Inflictions

Pastel on paper

11” x 30”

$395 framed

Keegan Wenkman

Untitled A

Pen and Ink on paper

5.5” x 3.5”

SOLD

Keegan Wenkman

Untitled B

Pen and ink on paper

6.5" x 4.25"

$60 unframed

$90 framed

Seema Shah

Confessions of a Fox

Mixed media collage on paper

4” x 6”

$60 framed

Seema Shah

Find Your Own Way Home

Mixed media collage on paper

4” x 6”

$60

Carl Baird

Flight Unknown

Acrylic on canvas

16” x 16”

SOLD

Amy Rice

Chatter

Mixed media on vintage envelope

2.75” x 7.75”

SOLD

Amy Rice

Rooster

Mixed media on vintage envelope

5” x 3”

SOLD

Jack Procter

Untitled #47

Enamel and varathane on wood

24” x 24”

$435

Jack Procter

Bird Whirly Gig 

Enamel, varathane on wood and metal

Approx. 17” x 26” x 10”

$135

Andrew Cathers

Colour Fields 

Acrylic on panel

16” x 16”

$175

Deborah Leigh

A Collective Eyeful

Acrylic on paper

18” x 14”

SOLD

L.J.Throstle

Two By Two II

Spray paint on canvas

10” x 10”

$125

Please note that buyers are responsible for all shipping and insurance costs.