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Oil-Free Coast Art Exhibitions

The art exhibitions featured the incredible works of art that were donated by the artists to Raincoast in a effort to stop Enbridge’s Northern Gateway oil tanker proposal.  All of the proceeds go to our Oil-Free Coast campaign.  You can still purchase the book, watch the film REFLECTIONS: Art for an oil-free coast and view art still for sale here.


Past Shows

Calgary, Alberta

Opening Night

Monday, April 15 th 2013, 6:00 pm
Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta

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Screening of Reflections at John Dutton Theatre at 7:30pm
Free admission

Art Exhibition Dates and Hours

Monday, April 15th  – Wednesday April 17
Open daily until  6:00 pm.
Atrium at the City of Calgary Municipal Building
​800 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta
Free admission

Canmore, Alberta

Opening Night

Friday April 19, 6 pm
Solara Resort Theatre
187 Kananaskis Way

Free Admission

Art Exhibition Dates and Hours

April 19-22, 2013
Solara Resort
187 Kananaskis Way
Canmore, Alberta



Opening Night

Monday, March 4th 2013, 7:30-9:30pm
Film screening of Groundswell and Reflections starting at 8:30pm
Whistler Arts Council at Millennium Place
4335 Blackcomb Way,
Whistler, B.C.
Free admission

Art Exhibition Dates and Hours

Sat, March 2nd   12:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Sun, March 3rd   3:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Mon-Fri  March 4- 8 9:00am – 5:00pm,
Sat, March 9 – closed
Sunday March 10  3:30-6:30 pm
Whistler Arts Council at Millennium Place
4335 Blackcomb Way,
Whistler, B.C.


Friday, Dec 21st 2012 – Saturday, Jan. 5th 2013
Open daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm except Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan.01
Nanaimo Art Gallery
150 Commercial Street,
Nanaimo, B.C.


Salt Spring Island

Wednesday, Dec 12th – Sunday, Dec 16th, 2012.
10:00am – 5:00pm daily
ArtSpring Centre for the Arts
100 Jackson Avenue,
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, B.C.



Wed. Dec 5th  -  Sat. Dec 8th,  10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, December 9th,  10 am – 4 pm
Victoria Conference Centre,
Saanich Room
720 Douglas Street
Victoria, B.C.



Grand Opening  

Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 2012  7:00 pm – 9:30pm
Performance Works Theatre
1218 Cartwright Street
Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.

Art Exhibition Dates and Hours

Wed. Nov. 28 11 am – 5 pm
Thurs. Nov. 29 11 am – 5 pm
Fri. Nov. 30 11 am – 9 pm
Sat. Dec.1 11 am – 9 pm
Sun. Dec. 2 11 am – 4 pm


News and Updates

Get the news and updates from our Oil Free Coast Campaign

News and Updates: Art for an Oil-Free Coast Get the latest new from the campaign, the film, the book, and the artists who are championing our oil-free coast.

Art for an oil-free coast: Overview


In 2012, fifty artists took up paintbrushes and carving tools to protect Canada’s fragile raincoast. Get the book, watch the film, see the art that is part of the effort to stop Northern Gateway.



REFLECTIONS chronicles the journey of artists to the heart of the tanker route. Watch it now on YouTube.

About the book

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The book highlights the art work, most of which are originals, of 50 incredible Canadian artists and writings from esteemed Canadian scientists like David Suzuki and Wade Davis. A free eBook for ipad is now available from itunes.

About the artists

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Artists involved with the project include Robert Bateman, Robert Davidson, Mae Moore, Carol Evans, Roy Henry Vickers, Craig Benson, Michael Svob, Alison Watt, Ben Davidson, Mark Hobson and more.

The Art Auction


The auctions are now complete and most pieces have sold. Over $125,000 (to date) has been raised by the artists. Several outstanding pieces remain for sale which we will feature on our website soon.

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