Posts tagged with: pelissier

Co- founding the North Shore Art Crawl: Collaboration with Norman Vipond

the north shore art crawl in North Vancouver

The idea of a crawl based on the North shore originated from a discussion with Norman Vipond’s. He was very convincingly making the point that the North Shore is one of the places with the highest concentration of artists in North America and that we should have a crawl.

He was looking for someone to help him with the technical side to this enterprise so we started working together on this project.

The crawl was modest in size the first year but most participants enjoyed it and thought it should become an annual event. We organized the crawl for 3 more years and it grew bigger and bigger. Since its beginning the number of participants kept growing as well as the variety of art disciplines represented.  It takes a few years for such an event to be known in the community and I can see the difference every year.

After those four years, the crawl was beginning to be too much work for a team of 2 volunteers and we looked for an organization with more resources to take on the project. We were very happy that the Arts Council took on that task and kept the original ideas of inclusiveness and accessibility very much at the heart of that annual festival.

Weekly life drawing group Simply drawing: Collaboration with Anna du Bois and Michael Gordon

I met Anna du Bois and Michael Gordon while renting a studio at 195 Pemberton. Together we set up a weekly life drawing group. Other the years we moved locations a few times and now our group meets in my studio every Thursday evening.

It is a very friendly group where you can practice life drawing in a relaxed atmosphere. We also organize a yearly exhibition for our class members with a great selection of figure drawings and paintings.

Connecting Artists with models- Collaboration with Anna du Bois

As we wanted to keep our life drawing models listings up to date and also give the opportunity for more artists to work with models and for models to find job opportunities, Anna and I designed a website to help models connect with artists:

find modelling jobs in vancouver

The website is steadily growing as we have more than 100 models living in the Vancouver area listed on the website.

The Big Picture Art Project- Collaboration with Sophie Babeanu

For a few years, Sophie and I have collaborated on projects and activities held for Culture Days. (Click here to read in more details about our Culture Days activities.)

The Big Picture Art project is our latest collaboration.

The big picture is a collective art project where people in our local area and around the world are collaborating to create a big mosaic picture from thousands of drawings and stories.

This project will probably take a few years to complete and we have many exciting ideas that we are working on for its future!


Online classes by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

Browse online classes here.

I am building a map so you can see which artists took my classes in your area.

If you are taking or have been taking one of my classes, you can leave your name, city and country  here and I will add you to the map with a link to your Facebook profile.

That way you can see who else in your area took a class, meet new friends and also maybe regroup for weekly or monthly meetings if you would like to go through a class as a group.



You can find my work at the Vancouver Art Gallery Art Rentals and Sales program or visit my studio, located in North Vancouver and open by appointment.

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Upcoming and current events

Tonality, group show at the Ferry Building Gallery (March 12-30)
Ensemble show at the ACT in Maple Ridge : November 3- December 20

Selected exhibitions


Solo show: Garden Dream at the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery
ArtSpeaks Showcase Exhibition for the Harmony Arts Festival at the Ferry Building
Venus rising, exhibition at the Vancouver Italian Cultural Center
Bark exhibition at the VanDusen botanical garden
Painting on the Edge at the Federation of Canadian Artists



Painting on the edge at the Federation of Canadian Artists- Award third place
National Crossing Boundaries Arts Exhibition at the International Arts Gallery and the Federation of Canadian Artists gallery.​
First Western Canadian Artists Portrait Exhibition at the International Arts Gallery
Works on paper at the Federation of Canadian Artists- 2nd place Award
Organized chaos, group exhibition of abstracts and semi abstracts works at the International Arts Gallery.



FCA medal show at the Federation of Canadian Artists gallery​
Tactile Forest , group show at the North Vancouver Cityscape Community Art Space​
FCA 75th Anniversary Signature Celebration and Exhibition show
Painting on the edge 2016 at the Federation of Canadian Artists- Award third place
Harmony Showcase Exhibition at the Ferry Building Gallery


“Going in Circles” has been selected as one of ten honorable-mention winners in the 2015 Shades of Gray Competition by Drawing magazine.
Invitational Exhibition of Prominent Female Artists by International Arts Gallery; International Research and Study Arts Center.
Harmony Art Festival group exhibition “Exploring balance in art: Harmony and Discord”
Cityscape Art Gallery: The boat show
Painting on the Edge 2015 at the Federation of Canadian Artists- Award second place


Solo exhibition at Nou’Art Gallery, France, Auch
Solo exhibition at the Silk Purse gallery, West Vancouver
Spilsbury Medal Show at the Federation of Canadian Artists – Bronze medal Award
Foliage and Flowers at the Federation of Canadian Artist – Second prize Award
Landscape show at the Federation of Canadian Artists
Works on paper show at the Federation of Canadian Artists
Active members show at the Federation of Canadian Artists



Finalist, International Artist Magazine
Winner of the Artist Magazine All media Art Competition in the mixed media category.
Exquisite Landscapes, group exhibition at the Cityscape Community Art Gallery.
Spilsbury Medal Show at the Federation of Canadian Artists
Still life exhibition at the Federation of Canadian artists
Landscape Show, at the Federation of Canadian artists- FCA Second Prize Award


Spilsbury Medal Show at the Federation of Canadian artists


3 paintings selected for the Twitter/Art+Social Media Exhibition in the Diane Farris gallery-Vancouver.

Celebrating the true beauty of women all ages and shapes

Originally from France, I have been living in North Vancouver, Canada for the past 20 years.

My work has been collected and exhibited extensively in Canada and internationally. I am also part of the Art Rentals and sales program of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Many of my paintings have been published in Art books and magazines (Artist Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine, Acrylic Magazine, International Artist Magazine). I wrote 2 art instruction books with North Light/F+W Books.

I have been writing for the last 5 years for my blog:, that has a mailing list of about 10 000 subscribers and about 20 000 visitors per month.

I am an active member in the community, as a co-founder of the North Shore Art crawl, a co-founder of a weekly life drawing group, a board member of the North Vancouver Arts Council, and have been invited as a juror for public art, art grants and juried exhibitions. You can read more about my collaborations here.