Women of New West Women in the Arts Event

  • 21 Jun 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 100 Braid Street


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Presented by Douglas College

An Evening of Women in the Arts, showcasing a panel of local female leaders in the arts community, networking, wine painting & wine sipping 

A wonderful light buffet catered by Roma Hall, including their famous lasagna!

A jewellery door prize to be won!

Thank you to our event sponsors: Cartwright Jewelers for proving a Jewelry Door Prise and to  TNT events for providing a Photography Studio Experience to our list of fun things to do! 


Moderated by Leanne Ewen of the Arts Council of New west

Susan Grieg, owner 100 Braid Street

Susan is an award winning artist and owner/founder of 100 Braid St Art Studios and Gallery, a co-working space in a heritage New West warehouse.She has owned four successful businesses including a Wedding & Event planning company, an online Antiques & Collectibles store, a gift shop and a Social Media marketing and Graphic Design design company.  She served as Art Director and writer for WordWorks Magazine for two years and is a published children's book author. Susan has been a member of the board for Canuck Place Children's Hospice, New West Artists Society and VP for The Federation of BC Writers. She currently supports four non-profit organizations by assisting with their social media and is Vice Chair for the New Westminster Board of Tourism.

Trudy Van Dop, owner Van Dop Gallery

For over 30 years, Trudy Van Dop has been a leading professional in the Arts & Cultural Sector in British Columbia as the publisher of BC’s Guide to Arts & culture, owner of the Van Dop Gallery and producer of multiple annual arts and cultural events. Trudy is a visionary creator of innovative projects to encourage economic development in the arts. Working with large community entities to support and sponsor the arts, Trudy has developed numerous strategies to encourage the growth of Cultural Tourism and support for the arts in the province of British Columbia. Trudy is an accomplished Public Relations Specialist with 25 years’ experience effectively promoting and enhancing robust community relations programs and maintaining active and positive relationships with businesses, non-profit organizations and the community

  Tara Galuska Thrive Art Studios

When Tara Galuska was five she wanted to be either an artist or a unicorn. The unicorn plan didn’t come to pass but her dream of being an artist did! Tara Galuska is an artist and illustrator who uses paper to create work that is delicate, detailed and whimsical.
Tara is also cofounder of THRIVE Art Studio and her motto is to make art, meet your people and do the work.

Jewellery door prized sponsored by Cartwright Jewellers

“We are an inclusive community for women in business in New Westminster, providing a collaborative environment to build relationships, share ideas and support each other’s business endeavors.”



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