Monica Bennett
Felt Artist

Events (Past Events)

11 Aug 2017 - 13 Aug 2017 "Triple Intent" Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Sea Star Estate Farm and Vineyards, Pender Island, BC, Canada Reception: 11 Aug 2017
Please join Sandy Shreve, Nancy Silo and me at the opening reception of our latest art show at the award-winning Sea Star Winery on Friday, August 11th from 4pm - 8pm. Tapas will be available from the delicious food truck, The Café at Large. The show will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 4pm.
Sandy, Nancy and I are excited to show our latest works, including our very well received 'Artists respond to each other's work' and a new feature this year, Collaborative Works. I'm working with the theme 'Textures', showcasing new and varied surface design work in felt.

Sandy Shreve - photographic art www.sandyshreve.ca
Nancy Silo - ceramics www.nspottery.ca

Past Events

15 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017 Current Threads 2017 Contemporary Textile Art show Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC, Canada Reception: 22 Apr 2017
As a member of the Vancouver Island chapter of the Surface Design Association, I'm thrilled to have two pieces in this wonderful contemporary textile art show. The show is on until the end of April at the lovely Waterfront Gallery in Ladysmith, B.C..
31 Mar 2017 - 3 May 2017 Red Tree Gallery Alumni Show Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.redtreegallery.ca Venue: Red Tree Gallery, Bedwell Harbour Road, Pender Island, BC, Canada Reception: 31 Mar 2017
Pleased to be a part of the first ever Alumni show at Red Tree Gallery on Pender Island, an artisan cooperative gallery I founded with other Pender artists in 2005. Such a beautiful gallery full of fabulous art on the gorgeous waterfront at Hope Bay. The show runs all month. If you're over on Pender during April, check out over 20 pieces by former co-op artists, plus new work by current members!
23 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 "Small Packages" art show Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.talismanbooks.ca Venue: Talisman Books & Gallery, Pender Island, 4605 Bedwell Harbour Road, BC, Canada
Small Packages is a wonderful collection of smaller art works by local Pender artists, perfect for gift giving!
Stop by and see my hand felted mushrooms, mounted on wood bases made by the talented, Pender Island wood workers, Peggy and Gary Hopkins.
20 Sep 2016 - 25 Sep 2016 Migration Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: Shatford Centre, Okanagan School of the Arts, 760 Main St., Penticton BC Reception: 21 Sep 2016
I'm so pleased to have had my piece "Caribou Roaming" accepted into the Contemporary Felt Art show, a juried exhibition of the finest contemporary felt work being created by Canadian fibre artists, at Felt::Feutre Canada's Felt Symposium. The theme for the show is Migration.
5 Aug 2016 - 7 Aug 2016 "Triple Intent - Three Artists, Three Mediums, Three Interpretations" Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Sea Star Estate Farm and Vineyards, Harbour Hill Drive, Pender Island, BC, Canada Reception: 5 Aug 2016
Please join Nancy Silo - ceramist, Sandy Shreve - photographic art, and me, Monica Bennett - felt artist, for our opening reception at Pender's beautiful winery for a show of pottery, photography and felt, along with some delicious wine and nibbles, on Friday, August 5th, 4-8pm. A show feature will be a 9 piece display of each artist's responses to works by the other two artists. Show hours are 11am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday, August 6th and 7th.
23 Jul 2016 "Art in the Orchard" Category: Show/Exhibit
Please join me and a variety of other island artists at Corbett House on Pender Island to see wonderful artwork surrounded by a lovely orchard and grazing sheep in the nearby fields. One day only, Saturday, July 23rd from 11am - 5pm. 4309 Corbett Road.
30 May 2016 International Publication launch - Worldwide Colours of Felt Category: Other Price: Free Venue: International Publication available at http://textiellink.nl/en/
I am thrilled to have had my hand felted, custom room screen "Arbutus" selected to be included in the latest international publication by Ellen Bakker of Textiellink in the Netherlands.

Ellen says "The book ‘Worldwide colours of felt’ surprisingly bundles together unique and beautiful works of felt from over 40 countries to form a feast of colour and inspiration. Over 500 artists from across the world add colour to this remarkable project. Felt objects, clothing, figures, jewels and utensils are displayed in cheerful red, cool blue, serene white, mysterious purple . . . In ten chapters, every colour will fully manifest itself. Over 800 images are accompanied by portrait photographs of the artists and their web address."

• Vertical format 280x210 mm
• Hardcover
• Over 800 images
• 500 artists from over 40 countries
• 168 pages
• Trilingual edition (English, Dutch, German)




20 Apr 2016 Crafthouse Gallery exhibition Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Event Website: http://craftcouncilbc.ca/shop/ Venue: Crafthouse Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.
My latest work is now in the gallery. Stop by and see what is on display in this fabulous space, showcasing the Best in Craft in B.C.. The gallery is run by the Craft Council of British Columbia.
13 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 "Art in the Library" display Category: Show/Exhibit

For the month of November, I will be showing my newest works in felt sculpture at the Pender Island Library, as part of the Art in the Library programme. Please stop in to see what is on display. I will be changing the work throughout the month.
18 Jul 2015 - 19 Jul 2015 "Art Off The Fence" Category: Show/Exhibit
This year I am honoured to have been asked to participate as a guest artist in the 19th annual "Art Off The Fence" - a prestigeous, outdoor art event on South Pender Island.

The show will be on July 18th and 19th, 2015, from 10am - 4pm at 8964 Gowlland Point Road, South Pender Island, a beautiful property with an expansive outdoor area in which the show is held.

To learn more about AOTF and see past shows, please visit www.art-off-the-fence.com


29 May 2015 - 31 May 2015 "Perspectives" An Art Show Category: Show/Exhibit
Please join Crystal Desharnais, Sandy Shreve and me for "Perspectives - An Art Show" in the gallery at Pender Island's winery, Sea Star Estate Farm and Vineyards. The show will feature my felt work, Crystal's paintings and Sandy's photographic art, along with a feature presentation, in which we interpret one piece of each other's work in our own medium.

"Perspectives" will be on from May 29th to 31st, with the artist reception on Friday, May 29th from 4 - 8pm. Opening time on Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st is from 11am - 4pm. Sea Star Winery, 6621 Harbour Hills Rd., Pender Island, B.C.

To see Crystal's work, please visit www.BlessingsStudio.com and for Sandy's work, www.shreve.shawwebspace.ca


10 Oct 2014 - 13 Oct 2014 "A Sense of Place - Felt and Foto" Category: Show/Exhibit
On Thanksgiving weekend, Monica and Hans Tammemagi will be have a joint show of their work at SeaStar Estate Farm and Vineyards on Pender Island, B.C. Working with the theme of A Sense of Place, Monica will be using sheep and alpaca fibres from local Pender farms, including the Winery's own Baby Doll sheep, in her sculptural pieces and felt art. Hans Tammemagi, travel writer and photographer, will have a selection of his photography from around Pender and his world travels.

Opening night reception - Friday, October 10th from 4pm - 8pm. Show runs from October 11th to 13th, 11am to 4pm each day.
10 Oct 2014 - 13 Oct 2014 "A Sense of Place - Felt and Foto" show Category: Show/Exhibit
25 Jul 2014 - 4 Aug 2014 Sooke Fine Art Show Category: Show/Exhibit
I'm pleased to have the felt piece "Is It Pottery?" accepted into the juried Sooke Fine Arts show on my first time entering the event! Over 1200 pieces of art from all the islands on British Columbia's coast were submitted for jurying, with 375 pieces being selected for this year's show. http://www.SookeFineArts.com
5 Mar 2014 - 30 Mar 2014 "Small Expressions" show Category: Show/Exhibit
A show for small pieces, all to fit within a 12" x 12" x 12" space. The Community Arts Council of Saanich Peninsula has this March show each year for its members at its gallery in Tulista Park, Sidney, B.C.