Judith DesBrisay      
contemporary artist

Events

12 Oct 2021 - 24 Oct 2021 Quesnel Downtown ART WALK 2021 Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Quesnel Downtown Association, Quesnel, BC, Canada
The Quesnel Art Gallery, Quesnel Arts Council, and Quesnel Downtown Business Association once again team up to present ART WALK 2021.Twenty six businesses are hosting twenty six artists! Art displays and a random draw for generously business-donated prize baskets encourage the participation of our vibrant community: its artists and citizens and the Quesnel downtown businesses. Judith presents three of her Possibilities series at Spa Rivier on Reid Street.
Have fun while respecting our essential COVID 19 mandates which will be place throughout the event.
10 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2030 Perimeter Institute art collection Category: Other Event Website: https://www.judithdesbrisay.com/gallery/art_and_science/ Venue: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Caroline Street North, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Judith is interested in the potential for interactions between Art and Science. She and partner Mike enthusiastically support the endeavors of the Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario. Eight of Judith's paintings have been accepted into the Perimeter Institute's art collection and installed in various venues within the Perimeter.

Past Events

20 Aug 2021 - 6 Sep 2021 Birds Squared Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Spirit Square Studios Reception: 20 Aug 2021
An art show dedicated to Birds. Twelve local artists are featured at the Spirit Studio Studios; UPSTAIRS at 375 Reid Street, Quesnel, BC. Visit from 11 am to 5 pm until Sept.6th.

Judith's Pas de Deux art resin piece and developmental drawing are among the exhibited art works.
6 May 2021 - 28 May 2021 Resonate Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.judithdesbrisay.com Venue: Quesnel Art Gallery
Judith DesBrisay and Cheri Maisonneuve explore using epoxy resin in their art works and present luminous results. Visit the Quesnel Art Gallery, with full COVID guidelines, to enjoy this radiant exhibit. Expand your Resonate appreciation with audio, text, and video media at the Gallery and artists' websites. Please see LINKS for details.
14 Nov 2020 - 24 Dec 2020 Beaux Arts Bazaar Category: Other Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/quesnelartgallery/ Venue: Quesnel Art Gallery, North Star Road, Quesnel, BC, Canada
The Beaux Arts Bazaar is open at the Quesnel Art Gallery and Gift Shop from November 14 to December 24, 2020. Works by local artists and artisans are available for your holiday shopping from Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm. COVID protocols will be followed.
There are all kinds of gifts here for the holidays, and everything will be posted online. For further information telephone 250 991 4014.

10 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020 IMA ART AUCTION Category: Other Event Website: https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/mhnradac7w?size=50&page=1&categories= Venue: online art auction
Island Mountain Arts' fundraising online art auction is underway. Their auction notice states "It's been a strange year to say the least, but we hope that you'd like to end it by getting something brilliant for your walls and supporting Island Mountain Arts! A huge thanks to the many donors and artists that make fundraisers like this possible!"
Judith DesBrisay's Escalera is among the many diverse works.
26 Sep 2020 - 10 Oct 2020 Quesnel Downtown ART WALK 2020 Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/Quesnel-and-District-Community-Arts-Council-337019269987605/ Venue: Quesnel Downtown Quesnel, BC, Canada
Downtown Quesnel is excited to be a part of a brand-new event in our downtown core! They have paired with the Quesnel & District Community Arts Council and the Quesnel Art Gallery to arrange an Art Walk through the downtown businesses.

BC Culture Days will be celebrated in Quesnel with many activities, including the ART WALK, Show & Sale. Twenty downtown businesses are featuring art works by local artists. Support local businesses, respect Covid safe guidelines, and support the local arts community. Enter the draw to win!

Celebrations include the September 26th unveiling of Quesnel's Community Spirit Mural, fostered by artists
Lee-Anne Chisholm and Aaron Harder.
31 Jul 2020 - 11 Oct 2020 Her Voice: Work by Women Artists from the Permanent Collection Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: https://www.tworiversgallery.ca/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/ Venue: Two Rivers Gallery, Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada
Two Rivers Gallery’s permanent Collection is a diverse holding of artworks, in a range of media, produced in large part after the collection began in 1986. Numbering around 430 objects by about 140 artists, the collection embodies many different perspectives and worldviews. This exhibition draws on work by women in the collection honouring their contributions to contemporary art in Canada.

Judith's Geography X is among the selected works for Her Voice. This 60 x 48 inch acrylic painting is part of a series of works that explored person and place: at home and away. The Geographies series was exhibited in 2008 at Two Rivers Gallery Canfor Gallery.
2 Jul 2020 - 30 Jul 2020 Artists in Isolation Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: https://www.quesnelartgallery.ca/july-showcase.html Venue: Quesnel Art Gallery, North Star Road, Quesnel, BC, Canada
The Quesnel Art Gallery and Gift Shop is officially open again for limited capacity with care filled guidelines! The new exhibit, Artists in Isolation, features local artists as a "jump-start to get them back into showing their work. Along with their art, the featured artists have written statements as to how the pandemic has affected their work and artistic process which will be displayed in the gallery", states Gallery Director Marguerite Hall.
Visit the exhibit: Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm. Telephone for more information: 250 991 4014.
18 Oct 2019 - 9 Nov 2019 JOY! Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.quesnelartgallery.com/ Venue: Quesnel Art Gallery, 500 North Star Rd, Quesnel, BC, Canada Reception: 18 Oct 2019
THURSDAY ARTISTS and FRIENDS happily present their art exhibit JOY!

As regional artists with years of experience in creating and exhibiting art works, eleven members of the Thursday Artists and friends invite you, the viewer, to consider their joyful counterbalance to current global concerns.

The public are invited, free of charge, to the opening reception for JOY! Friday, October 18, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm. Meet the artists and explore what creates/constitutes/elicits joy in your life.

Visit the exhibit! Quesnel Art Gallery,Quesnel, BC. Hours Tuesday to Saturday 10 - 4 pm
12 Oct 2018 - 10 Nov 2018 Inspirations Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Event Website: https://judithdesbrisay.com/gallery/inspirations_gallery/ Venue: Quesnel Art Gallery Reception: 12 Oct 2018
Every piece of art created is influenced by the life and visual experience of the artist. Judith and Megan's works originated in recognition and appreciation of fourteen contemporary and historic artists they both admire and respect. The twenty new artworks created for Inspirations employ elements from a variety of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and drawings. The materials utilized in creating these works include oils, acrylics, resin, paper, digital processes, and gold leaf on canvas and hardboard. Judith and Megan invite Gallery guests to look closely and appreciate the incredible works of their chosen masters and to discover the elements in each piece that inspire the viewer.

The public is invited to attend the Inspirations Art Exhibit: Oct. 13 to November 10, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm and the
Gallery Walk and Talk: Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm.
6 Jul 2018 - 16 Sep 2018 eRacism Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Event Website: http://pentictonartgallery.com/ Venue: Penticton Art Gallery, Marina Way, Penticton, BC, Canada Reception: 13 Jul 2018
Judith will participate in eRacism: An International call to artists to explore the rise of racism as a political tool here in North America and beyond. It provides a wakeup call and platform for our community to come together to explore the realities and challenges of living in a pluralistic society. Related PAG exhibits Keep Penticton White: A Historical Perspective and Burton’s & Braggin’s Tell me a Story Blossom.

2 Jun 2018 Bids, Brews and a BBQ Category: Other Price: see poster & website for details Event Website: http://support-imarts.com/new-events-1/2018/6/2/bids-brews-a-bbq Venue: College of New Caledonia (CNC), 100 Campus WayQuesnel, BC, V2J 7K1Canada Reception: 2 Jun 2018
Judith donated a pair of oil paintings, Arctic Artifacts, to the 2018 IMA auction. View them in the Polar Perceptions Gallery and here: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/2634/auctions/51088?t=all

IMA is excited to again partner with Integris Credit Union, Savalas Steak House, Barkerville Brewing and Bench 1775 Winery to present this online & live Auction Fundraiser & Dinner at CNC College in Quesnel, BC.

The online auction runs until midnight on Friday, June 1, after that all the items will move to the live auction on Saturday, June the 2nd at the College of New Caledonia in Quesnel. If you can't attend the live auction: enter a proxy bid online up to the highest amount you are willing to go.

This fundraiser will help support all the programs that IMA delivers including the Toni Onley Artists’ Project, the International Harp School, the ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art, the exhibitions at the IMA Gallery and the new Artist-in-Residence program.
29 Mar 2018 - 29 Apr 2018 THIS IS WHAT IS @ STAKE Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: ArtSpace at Books & Company, Prince George, BC, Canada Reception: 29 Mar 2018
THIS IS WHAT IS @ STAKE
An annual art exhibit which celebrates our environment.
March 29 to April 19 at ArtSpace, Prince George, BC
Opening celebration: March 29, 2018 at 7pm.
2 Feb 2018 - 3 Mar 2018 ART-It's in Our Nature Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.quesnelartgallery.com/ Venue: Quesnel Art Gallery Reception: 2 Feb 2018
This annual community art exhibit features local artists and artisans.
18 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017 Beaux Arts Bazaar: Toys and Treasures Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.quesnelartgallery.com/ Venue: Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre Reception: 18 Nov 2017
You are cordially invited to attend the Sale Opening for our 2017 Beaux Arts Bazaar
‘TOYS & TREASURES’... Our member artists & artisans present a sale of their unique handcrafted gifts.
7 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017 A Summer Garden Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/quesnelartgallery/ Venue: Quesnel Art Gallery Reception: 7 Jul 2017
Everybody loves a garden! This is an interactive community project guided by local artists. We will be having workshops and demos for the whole family as well as a community gallery show.

You are invited to attend the opening reception of our Summer 2017 Community Gallery Show, "A Summer Garden", on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm.

The exhibit runs July 7th to August 26th at the Quesnel Art Gallery within the Quesnel & District Arts & Recreation Centre: 500 North Star Road. For more information please contact the Gallery at 250 991 4014.
3 Jun 2017 Bids, Brews, and a BBQ, IMA Live Auction Fundraiser & Dinner Category: Other Event Website: http://support-imarts.com/new-events-1/2017/6/3/bids-brews-a-bbq-fundraising-auction Reception: 3 Jun 2017
IMA is excited to again partner with Integris Credit Union, Savalas Steak House, Barkerville Brewing and Bench 1775 to present a live Auction Fundraiser and Dinner in Quesnel at the College of New Caledonia.  

This fundraiser will help support all the programs that Island Mountain Arts delivers. Island Mountain Arts hopes that you can join them in Quesnel for this fun event, which will feature an incredible selection of artworks, experiential packages and unique items up for bid.
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017 Critical Lines: in Defense of Nature Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: ArtSpace at Books & Company, Prince George, BC, Canada
The 12th Environmental art exhibit in Prince George, B.C. will demonstrate the efficacy of art's capacity to bring attention to urgent environmental issues.
7 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016 "Who Am I?" Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/quesnelartgallery/ Venue: Quesnel Art Gallery, Quesnel, BC, Canada Reception: 7 Oct 2016
Judith joins her fellow members of Quesnel's eclectic group of Thursday Painters and their Invited Guests in an exploration of personal identity using different materials, methods,and perspectives.

The artists seek to answer the inquiry "Who Am I?" in new and interesting ways. Art works range from personal portrayals to the exploration of broader scenarios.

Visitors to the Quesnel Art Gallery will be challenged and delighted by the possibilities on exhibit.
9 Sep 2016 - 1 Oct 2016 Possibilities Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/stationhousegallery/ Venue: Station House Gallery, Williams Lake, BC, Canada
Possibilities is exhibited at the WILLIAMS LAKE STATION HOUSE GALLERY in the main gallery.

Emerging from her fascination with the Earth in all its forms, Judith DesBrisay’s Possibilities series grew out of her South American experiences. The paintings are, however, based upon sketches made of the luxuriant growth in her Central Interior garden. The Possibilities paintings reflect Judith’s delight when she is immersed in “nature”, a joy made more intense by the imminent threats to its beauty.

The organic shapes of the Possibilites paintings, both monochromatic and vivid in hue, depict the forms, colours, and light ablaze in our lives. The paintings are a celebration of life!

Connor Kenney is exhibiting his "Woman Inside the Man" life sized sculptures in the upstairs gallery concurrent with Judith's paintings on display in the main gallery.
14 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2016 LIVE ART AUCTION 2016 Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.tworiversgallery.ca/attend-events/live-art-auction/ Venue: Two Rivers Gallery, Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada Reception: 14 Apr 2016
The Annual Live Art Auction on April 30, 2016 is the highlight event of the spring season. Witness cut-throat bidding wars as local collectors duel for a piece of fine art before the bang of the auctioneer's gavel announces the winner! Tickets are available at the gallery or online. Judith is among repeat contributors for this fund raising gallery event.
Introductory reception and pre-auction viewing at the Rustad Galleria on April 14 at 7:30 pm. View art works at the Rustad Galleria or online until the LIVE AUCTION: April 30th at 7:30 pm
9 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2016 Student Show & Gallery Art Auction Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.quesnelartgallery.com/ Venue: Quesnel Art Gallery, Quesnel, BC, Canada Reception: 9 Apr 2016
Quesnel Middle and Secondary schools present a group exhibit of their latest student works. A silent auction of small works by Gallery members and students will be part of the exhibit.
1 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2016 That was our Nature...Once Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Artspace , above Books & Company, 1685 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC Reception: 5 Apr 2016
This is the 11th annual exhibition of works wherein artists respond to environmental issues. The 2016 title invites interpretation of “lost nature, human habits or occupations, activities, etc.” Organizer, Jovanka Djordjevich states "As always, consider the medium and the size as part of the message". Opening celebration: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 7 p.m.
3 Mar 2016 - 10 Apr 2016 Possibilities Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.tworiversgallery.ca Venue: Two Rivers Gallery, Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada
Judith joined Gallery staff & volunteers and guests for the opening reception of her Possibilities exhibit at the Rustad Galleria, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC. The exhibit is open from March 3 until April 10, 2016. Click on the Exhibitions 2016 Gallery for details and on Notes & News for exhibition photographs.
6 Feb 2016 - 27 Feb 2016 Wild Heart Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Quesnel Art Gallery, Quesnel, BC, Canada
Quesnel Art Gallery annual February exhibit with various artists contributing to the 2016 theme, Wild Heart.
Gallery of Honour inductees will be noted and their contributions celebrated at the opening reception on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 7pm until 9 pm. Please join us.


29 Jan 2016 - 17 Apr 2016 VOICE Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.tworiversgallery.ca Venue: Two Rivers Gallery, Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada
There are exciting exhibits opening at the Two Rivers Gallery on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The group exhibition, Voice, enlivens the adjacent Canfor Gallery.Artist/activist Bill Horne will exhibit Between the Lines.
Voice displays artworks created with diverse media by artists from across British Columbia. The Two Rivers Gallery called for submissions that explore the "diversity, application and power of the artists’ voice". Judith DesBrisay's painting Within is among the eclectic art works in the Voice exhibit. Other Voice exhibitors are Liz Carter & George Littlechild . Ian Crawford . Victoria Edgarr . Annerose Georgeson & Cat Sivertsen . Frances Gobbi . Brian Grison . Mo Hamilton . Corey Hardeman . Jeremy Herndl . Greg Klassen . Laurie Landry . Anna-Maria Lawrie . Perry Rath . Kim Stewart . Crystalynn Tarr .

January 28 | 7:30pm Opening Reception and Artist's Talk with Bill Horne After Party to follow at 8:30pm Free for all. Please join us. Refreshments.
6 Jun 2014 - 28 Jun 2014 NOW and THEN: a Retrospective Art Exhibit Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.quesnelartgallery.com/ Venue: Quesnel Art Gallery, Quesnel, BC, Canada
Judith will present her art works at the Quesnel Art Gallery: June 6 -28, 2014. The artist will present an additional Artist's talk, slideshow, and walkabout at the Quesnel Art Gallery on June 19, 2014.

20 May 2014 - 13 Jun 2014 Polar Perceptions, an Arctic Art Exhibit Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: UNBC Rotunda Art Galleria
UNBC HOSTS ARCTIC CONFERENCES AND ARCTIC ART EXHIBIT MAY 2014.
Polar Perceptions exhibit at UNBC's Rotunda Art Gallery; May 27, 2014 until June 13, 2014
Canadian artist Judith DesBrisay exhibited Polar Perceptions, to complement the University of the Arctic Council meetings and the eighth International Congress of Social Sciences (ICASS VIII) at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in the city of Prince George, B.C.
3 May 2013 - 22 Jun 2013 WHO WILL LISTEN TO OUR STORIES? Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/gallery/
WHO WILL LISTEN TO OUR STORIES? May 3- June 22, 2013
This post is about an important art exhibit "Who Will Listen to Our Stories?" which revolves around an extensive selection of wonderful art works by Sylvia Regehr Graham : Quesnel artist, forester and friend.
Sylvia's sister, Dorothy, has worked with Bill Graham, Sylvia's husband, and other friends plus key persons in Winnipeg to present the exhibit: opening May 3, 2013. The exhibit [May 3 until June 22, 2013] will include art works created by participants of the Art Therapy Program at Cancer Care Manitoba. It will be presented at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery.


11 May 2012 - 26 May 2012 "Fruition" Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.groopgallery.com/ Venue: Groop Gallery, 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC, Canada
FRUITION: Realization, Fulfilment, Enjoyment at Groop Gallery
includes:Judith's Encanto painting with Keith's Pears

1 Apr 2012 - 30 Jun 2012 Perspectives Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.breezegoldandgallery.com/artists.php Venue: Breeze Goldsmith & Gallery, Quesnel, BC, Canada
Judith states, "In Perspectives I seek to portray the beauty and the diversity of arctic life and landscape. I hope the works will prompt viewers to acknowledge the Arctic’s quintessential fragility and strength as well as the serious pressures evident in polar regions. The viewer, who brings his /her own perspectives to these art works, will surely consider joining with others, world-wide, to protect and enhance the delicate balance of life".

15 Jul 2011 - 11 Sep 2011 Ebb and Flow Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Penticton Art Gallery, Marina Way, Penticton, BC, Canada
Judith DesBrisay, Brent Bukowski and Destanne Norris, have been independently creating art works that explore themes relating to water conservation and global warming. Penticton Art Gallery curator, Paul Crawford, recognized the common threads in these works and invited the threesome to present an eclectic exhibit, Ebb & Flow, at the vibrant Okanagan gallery.
1 Jul 2011 - 31 Dec 2011 Events Category: Show/Exhibit
Many events impact the life of the arts community and its vibrant members.
Here are some highlights. You can read more information at www.judithdesbrisay.com/pages/studio_notes_and_news