Alex Stursberg and Evan Hardy Open Studio

posted Mar 23, 2017, 7:21 AM by T Brett   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 7:23 AM ]

Leeroy Stagger April 14th, 2017

posted Mar 23, 2017, 7:12 AM by T Brett   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 12:23 PM ]

FRIDAY, APRIL 14TH, doors 7, show 7:30pm

$15, pay at the door

At the Athletic Hall (aka the Old Firehall) in Sointula

Come see Leeroy Stagger as he tours his new album Love Versus, showcasing his ever-evolving fusion of roots, rock, and pop.

More info about Leeroy Stagger on his website:

Leeroy Stagger is touring his latest album Love Versus (out April 7, 2017 through True North Records). This eleventh studio release by this Western Canadian is also a milestone, marking the first recording made at Stagger’s home studio in southern Alberta. But more significantly, his ever‐evolving fusion of roots, rock and pop reaches new heights on Love Versus, resulting
in 10 tracks that confirm his status as one of Canada’s best contemporary singer/songwriters.

Artist Residency Cottage and Studio renovations complete!

posted Mar 8, 2017, 9:12 PM by T Brett   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 9:24 PM ]

We are pleased to announce recent upgrades to the cottage that include a much larger dinning table window, new kitchen counter tops and oven, renovated bathroom and art studio!  Updated album coming soon...  Here are a few highlights.

Window Gallery opening March 2017

posted Mar 8, 2017, 8:55 PM by T Brett   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 8:02 AM ]

Coming soon to the new Sointula Art Shed Window Gallery: an exhibition by current artists in residence followed by Sointula's own master puppeteer Roy Small!

Shiitake mushroom growing workshop March 12, 2017

posted Mar 8, 2017, 8:43 PM by T Brett   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 8:44 PM ]

Our upcoming shiitake mushroom growing workshop is FULL! We will be learning from Port Hardy's Grassroots Learning Centre and Forest Farm, in our backyard here in Sointula, and all participants will leave with 3 shiitake mushroom logs - exciting!

If anyone else was hoping to attend, let me know and I can put you on a wait list in case of cancellations, or you can contact Grassroots in Port Hardy about the workshops they offer there. (Ours will cost a little bit more as they do theirs on their own woodlot, and we are having to arrange for the wood to be cut and hauled to our place, etc.) More info on Grassroots here:

Writing Workshop with Keagan Hawthorne!

posted Mar 8, 2017, 8:30 PM by T Brett   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 8:31 PM ]

We are very excited to present this terrific opportunity for a series of writing workshops in Sointula with our January artist in residence Keagan Hawthorne! The workshops will take place over 3 Monday evening sessions in January, and the cost for all three sessions is only $17. We would also like to host a public presentation on the last Monday of the month if participants are interested (more info on that will follow.) 

Workshop dates/times:
Monday January 9th, 16th, and 23rd, from 7 - 9pm
Public presentation: Monday January 30th, 7-8pm (details to follow)

Please register soon by emailing, or by calling 250 974 4234. If possible, also please send us your email address, as Keagan will have some materials to send you before the first workshop. 

Each workshop will include a discussion about some of the techniques of writing, illustrated with readings from selected texts. There will be an opportunity for some free writing, as well as a round-table where participants are invited to read their writing and receive constructive comments from others. Participants are free to work in whichever form/genre they feel most comfortable.

Keagan Hawthorne has a degree in Folklore from Memorial University and currently lives in Victoria. He has led several past writing workshops through public schools and libraries.

Songs in The Shed, Episode 4

posted Nov 15, 2016, 10:03 PM by T Brett   [ updated Nov 15, 2016, 10:06 PM ]

New Song In The Shed, Episode 4: Nina Vroeman performing ‘Snakeskin’

Beaded Hide Pouch Workshop with Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

posted Oct 27, 2016, 9:00 AM by T Brett   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 9:00 AM ]

Please join the current Sointula Art Shed artist in residence Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse, Saturday October 29th from 1 - 4pm, for an afternoon workshop learning how to make a beaded hide pouch. Teresa will supply all the materials, and has come up with a design based on an item she saw in the Sointula Museum.  

$28, including materials.  
Space is limited, so please RSVP by emailing us at, or call 250 974 4234!

Also, Teresa is having an open studio every Thursday evening from 5-7pm, in her studio in our shed at 260 2nd Street, so please feel free to stop in and meet her, and see some of her incredible work, before the workshop! And you can see more of her work here:

Open Studio with Nina Vroemen

posted Oct 27, 2016, 8:55 AM by T Brett   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 8:55 AM ]

Please join us this upcoming Saturday September 24th to see what artist/musician Nina Vroemen has been working on this month in her studio. There will be tea and cookies, and Nina is also really interested in listening to any whale stories you may like to share!  1 - 4pm.

Open Studio with Femke de Vries

posted Oct 27, 2016, 8:38 AM by T Brett   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 8:48 AM ]

Please join us Sunday August 14th for an open studio with Femke de Vries, who has been here from Amsterdam for the past month, and will be showing a document she is working on called 'About All Of This'.

In the document ‘About All Of This’ Femke de Vries connects her findings on views, habits, traditions, approaches, techniques and objects that she collected through conversations, observations, experiences and literature connected to the area.

The document shows visuals and text from historic sources and current daily life either factual or imaginary. 

Join us for some drinks and snacks 3 - 5pm!

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