The Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) is pleased to be part of a new partnership between the Prince George & District Arts Council and the Groop Gallery as we welcome local artisans into the terminal. The PGAA is very excited about the opportunity of bringing the community into YXS and this project allows for just that. In 2012, over 418,000 people used YXS, and if you include friends and family members who are picking up/dropping off passengers, that number jumps to over a million. Exposing your artwork to this large audience is now possible through this program.
In order to meet the demand and to accommodate as many artists as possible, the artwork will be rotated. The proposed piece must be approved by the PGAA in order for it to be hung onsite. Please note: the PGAA shall not be liable or responsible for the loss of or damage to any and all pieces of art and/or property belonging to the Artist.
If you are an artist interested in having your piece on display at YXS, please contact Lisa Redpath at the PG Arts Council for more information on the selection process. She can be reached at 250.562.4526 or through this email address.
Jason Klager has lived in Prince George, BC since 1995, save for a brief interlude in 2006 when he traded his life as a flight instructor for the chance to more seriously reacquaint himself with one of his erstwhile pastimes in the company of like-minded artists at Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking on the Sunshine Coast.
He's returned occasionally as a guest lecturer and has been known to share his expertise in popular woodworking periodicals, otherwise dividing his time between painstakingly crafting sui generis furniture out of wood for clients and splitting pistachios with his family.
For more information or to purchase contact : Corey Hardeman
One bird wing and one airplane wing looking down upon the local landscape considering the changes we see happen over time.
Jennifer is an accomplished visual artist and educator in Prince George with Wet'suwet'un (a Dakelh/Carrier First Nation), French Canadian and Italian ancestry. She is a proud member of the Lheidli T'enneh Band.
A current Graduate student at the University of Northern British Columbia, Jennifer holds a BA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr and a Bachelor of Education -specialization in art from the University of British Columbia. As a secondary school teacher in School Distrct #67, she received the Prince George Regional Art & Culture Award for Education in 2012 and was nominated for the Aboriginal Woman of Distinction Award in 2009.
Jennifer's artwork is often collaborative in nature using a wide range of mediums. Her work was showcase in the Canada Pavillion at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Jennifer Annais Pighin
“The Ancients” is a series of photographic prints produced on canvas. The works were created in The Ancient Forest, a local environmental phenomenon approximately 100 km east of Prince George, BC. Presented here are three of the images from this series.
The collection embraces this local wonder and is now being brought to the public to enjoy through the Community Arts Council and the Prince George Airport Authority. These pieces are the perfect choice to be proudly displayed in the Boarding Lounge as a compliment to the architecture in this area of YXS as well as a proud display of the astounding beauty that represents this Northern Region.
Alex Zander is a freelance photographer living in Prince George, BC and is proud to have his work represented in the Airport, the gateway to the community.
Neil Walton is a professional pilot and photographer who has had the opportunity to fly in numerous places around the world and has been able to take images in many beautiful and intriguing venues. Neil has had a passion for photography since he was a young boy living in Yellowknife, NWT. Neil's flown from the Arctic to Africa, been across Canada from coast to coast, and has seen the beautiful beaches of the Maldives. He has loved having the ability to take photos in all kinds of environments and settings. Neil recently moved to Prince George and looks forward to adding images of Northern BC to his repertoire of photos.
On a dark, dreary, cold and dusty evening, Corporal Michael Starker is repatriated at Kandahar Airfield Afghanistan while his Comrades pay tribute.
Cabin Attendant fuels a DHC6 Twin Otter in the early morning hours prior to departure for a resort in the Maldvies.
"Out of the Sun"
Canadian C130 Hercules prepares to land at Kandahar Airfield Afghanistan.
"Dusty Dash 7"
DeHavilland DHC-7 "Dash 7" lands in a sandstorm, Kandahar Airfield Afghanistan.
Canada'd newest acquisitiom. the CC130J Hercules sis during quiet hours, Kabul Afghanistan.
The Professional Photographers of Canada's local chapter has been invited to showcase their photos in the Power Up Business Centre of YXS. The photographs include floral, local landscapes and activities that reflect their interests.
Photographs are rotated every few months to give as many photographers as possible a chance to display their work. The work ranges from beautifully framed prints to fine art canvases and are for sale by contacting the individual photographers directly.
For more information on this program, contact Jayson at email@example.com
To view photos of happenings and events at the Prince George Airport, please click here.
To view our 'Celebrating Diversity' gallery, please click here.