Gabriola Palette People is an informal art group that was formed many years ago to provide an inclusive and creative art environment where members come together regularly to develop their artistic skills. Members get together once or twice weekly to create art using watercolour, acrylic, oil paints or mixed media. 

The objectives of the 'Palette People' art group are to:

  • Provide an opportunity for members to meet and practice their visual art skills.
  • Ensure that all members enjoy this association in an inclusive, safe and respectful environment.
  • Provide workshops at a reasonable fee.
  • Encourage members at all levels of skill to increase their potential.
  • Provide opportunities for members to show their work.



Membership Guidelines   

Eligibility and Fees:

  • It is not necessary to be a senior to be a member of Palette People.
  • The annual fee is $20.
  • Members must also become members of the Gabriola Senior Citizens’ Association which requires an annual fee for use of the Rollo Centre, plus an additional drop-in fee of $2 for every session you attend.


Members are asked to attend a monthly meeting that is held on the first Tuesday of each month.

A members-only online community is available through Facebook:





Regular Art Sessions

  • Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 to 12 pm at the Rollo Centre (685 North Road). Members may paint through to 4 pm, provided the Gabriola Senior Citizens’ Association does not require use of the Rollo Centre.
  • At all sessions, including workshops, members are expected to help set up and take down tables, stack chairs, sweep the floor and take turns in keeping the kitchen in order (e.g. make coffee, turn on the dishwasher).
  • DVD's and books are available for members to sign out.


Exhibiting Opportunities   

Exhibiting opportunities are provided at various local venues.

2020 Themes for Rollo Centre Exhibits:
  • January - Animals
  • February - Oceans
  • March - Children
  • June - Interiors
  • September - Monochromatics
  • December - Celebrations

Members: for specific display dates please check the FaceBook Group site https://www.facebook.com/groups/gabriolapalettepeople/



2021-2022 Executive Board 
Barbara Hague, President
Waheeda Byron, Vice-President
Joan Eamer, Secretary
Janet Johnston, Treasurer and Membership

Committee Chairs
Judith Madsen, Workshops
Darla Jamieson, Communications
Darla Jamieson, Display and Art Hanging
Christine Velsen, Archives



Shows and Events   

July 16 -17, 2022 at the Rollo Centre



Palette People Members:

Get current group information, meeting dates and Friday Art Cafe speakers at https://www.facebook.com/groups/gabriolapalettepeople/.


c/o Rollo Centre, 685 North Road
British Columbia, Canada
V0R 1X1
Contact: Web Administrator
Phone: 250-247-9638
Email: [email protected]
Web Address: https://www.GabriolaPalettePeople.ca

Join the Gabriola Palette People mailing list.

Gabriola Palette People is a member of the www.MyArtClub.Com Art Community.