Past Exhibitions


20/20 Vision

Nov. 2 - Nov. 26

Students from ASIA North Poplar and ASIA Sumas aged Kindergarten, Grade 5 and Grade 11 exhibited work reflecting how they see the upcoming 2020 year. The students also performed a jazz segment to accompany their work during the opening reception.


A Little Bit of Abstract

Oct. 5 - Oct. 26

The October exhibition at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, entitled 

A Little Bit of Abstract, is a colourful and textured collection of artworks by Fraser Valley Water Media Society. 

Click here to visit the FVWMS Website.



Sept 7 - Oct 1

A colourful collection of works by four Fraser Valley artists; 

Beth Stewart, Meghan Spence, Tara Faulks and Erin Caskey.

'Say It With Flowers' 
Aug 3rd to Aug 31st

"Say it with Flowers" gloriously returned to fill the Kariton Art Gallery with petals, leaves and florally inspired creations!  

Artwork in this exhibition is priced at just $50 and $100!
50% of the proceeds go to the artist, and 50% goes to the Abbotsford Arts Council, to fund year-round arts and culture initiatives.


Anonymous Show

June 29th to July 30th 

This exhibition is an opportunity to raise funds for the programs initiated by the Abbotsford Arts Council that support arts in our community. 

All pieces are priced at only $100. Half of the proceeds go directly to the artist, and the other half stays with the Abbotsford Arts Council to help fund A.A.C. programs such as free community events, exhibition space, arts initiatives, and more.

A special thank you from the Abbotsford Arts Council to all that participated. To reveal which artists painted all the wonderful pieces we received click here.



July 18th and July 20th

Simultaneity: Pop-Up Exhibit + Art Market featured a display of art in a range of diverse aesthetics, creative practices, and mediums submitted by members of the Lower Mainland who self-identify as part of LGBTQ 2S+ and allied community who experience, or their art expresses, interesectionality. 


Indigenous Awareness Art Exhibition

June 1st - June 25th

The Abbotsford Arts Council is honored to present the Indigenous Awareness Art Exhibition, an opportunity for the community to learn about Indigenous  Arts, Culture, History, and Traditions. 

This exhibition was curated in collaboration with:

Cedar, Sage & Sweetgrass

Indigenous Arts Group

Image: Grandfather Sun - Andrew Drexel


The Art of Seeing

May 4th - May 28th

One of the joys of photography is learning to not only see the amazing world around us, but capturing and sharing it in meaningful ways. The Abbotsford Photo Arts Club presents these captured visions and observations in “Art of Seeing”.

Image: Cascade Creek Obsidian - Rick Wautier



From the Victorian Age and Industrial Revolution 

to the Computer Age and Digital Revolution

April 6th - 30th

Local artists Ted Yudelson and Julia Rohan presented a multi-media collection of sculptural pieces exploring the progress of modernization.

Image: "Mrs. Lilypond's Sunday Hat" by Julia Rohan
Image: "Mind Over Matter II" by Ted Yudelson

Women in Art

Mar 9th - Apr 2nd

March is International Women’s Month, a time to highlight the 
contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. 
To honour this theme, the Abbotsford Arts Council was very proud to
present ‘Women in Art’ - a celebratory show exhibiting works from 
women-identifying artists.

Image: "Hope" by Beth Stewart

This is Us

Feb 9th - Mar 5th

Presented by the Central Fraser Valley Graphic Guild, This is Us is a collection of paintings by various artists who have a print making background and work in a diversity of mediums.

To learn about the Central Fraser Valley Graphics Guild click here.

Image: "Sunflowers and gate" by Sharren Macleod

2019 Fraser Valley Biennale
Jan 5th - Feb 5th
Planned by The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford in partnership with the Chilliwack Visual Artist Association and other regional arts organizations.

For more information visit: The Reach

Sikh Pioneers in Canada

Nov 24th - Dec 18th

The Gurmat Center youth impress with their beautiful paintings that they worked hard on as they built their artistic skills all summer long. 

For more information please visit the Gurmat Center.


Autumn Mosaic

Oct. 20 - Nov. 20, 2018

The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society's Autumn Mosaic featured a wide range of water media paintings done by various local artists. 

To learn about the Fraser Valley Water Media society please see FVWS.

Image "Loon Lake Lodge" David Tickner


Graffiti Flags and Money Games

Sept. 15 - Oct 12, 2018

Christopher Friesen’s Graffiti Flags and Money Games, an exhibit that explores the evolution of currency, from gold to paper bills to the many cryptocurrencies that exist today.

Read Chris' full artist statement here.