Digital Doorways
 An “Artists Forging Futures” Exhibition



Showcasing Art Forms Emerging Into the Digital Age

ArtsCan Resource Network was honoured to be able to present the Digital Doorways Workshop Series in the fall of 2019, an innovative program to test the concept of taking traditional artists’ works in their respective disciplines and completing a digitization project with them.

Artists were invited to participate through invitations extended to various local arts groups, and a small cohort was established. Three of the initial five participants completed the program and their digitization projects, and the artists themselves are now preparing to present the results of their hard work and learning at two venues.


The first is at the Program Room of the Surrey Art Gallery on Sunday March 29th, 2020 between 1pm and 4pm, and the second will be a longer duration exhibit at the Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery in Surrey between September 1st and 14th 2020.

The gallery will be open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am until 5pm in September.

Our Schedules

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm for
Visitor Drop-ins, viewing of the digital displays,
and browsing or buying.
Closed Mondays.

Artist talks, reception and demonstrations to be confirmed – please check back here again soon!


The Artists:

Images of Artists

Left to Right: Karen Kristjanson, Paddy Tennant (top), and Linda Bickerton-Ross


Karen Kristjanson, author of Co-Parenting from the Inside Out: Voices of Moms and Dads, published by Dundurn Press, will speak about the process of taking her book from paper to digital trailer.

Her Integral® coaching practice ( helped to inform her research into and understanding of the exigencies of modern parenting in a world that differs vastly from that in which our own generation was raised.

Karen has been writing non-fiction for ten years, and her inspiration for creating her timely and supportive guide to co-parenting after divorce came from her own experience that co-parenting is important and difficult. She decided to gather true stories to show co-parents they are not alone, offer ideas, and inspire hope.

Both the book and trailer will be presented throughout the exhibit. Email her here.


In 2018, Linda Bickerton-Ross, a street and fine art photographer, began work on a large-scale documentary project focused on the Miramar Village site in White Rock, BC. Although the inspiration for this exhibit emerged initially out of community controversy, the compelling visual chaos in ‘the art of high-rise construction’ quickly cast a spell.

A two-year immersion in this project has led Linda to explore research by local and international urban planners seeking to address the challenge of defining and creating an urban community and responding to the angst, complexities and dilemmas of urban change. A sampling of the work is available on her web site and on her Facebook page.

In each exhibit, she will present the body of work drawn from her project, The Birthing of a High-Rise. Visitors will be able to view a dynamic digital presentation as well as prints during the exhibits.



Paddy (Patricia) Tennant is an award-winning graphic designer and writer with 40 years’ experience in print, advertising and publishing. She has volunteered her time and professional skills throughout the last 30-plus years, and serves on five boards of directors.  One of her interests is the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society, whose musical productions Paddy has captured in a short video history.