About Us

John Sbragia

John Sbragia

  • HOME BASED FAMILY BUSINESS SINCE 1980
  • OUR COMPANY IS VENTURE WEST NATIVE ARTS, AND OUR new WEBSITE is BCNATIVEARTS.CA. Our previous website address, BCnaTIVEARTS.COM, also connects you to our new website
  • Our new email address is info@bcnativearts.ca. AS WELL, the many customers and organizations who have dealt with us in the past can still contact us at info@bcnativearts.com
  • WE HAVE DEVELOPED A TRUSTING AND LONG TERM BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH A NUMBER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA’S TALENTED AND WELL ESTABLISHED indigenous ARTISTS
  • we represent over 25 B.C. indigenous Artists, including emerging artists.
  • ACCESS TO A VARIETY OF OTHER B.C. indigenous ARTISTS AND ARTWORKS
  • Below usual B.C. retail prices as we do not have the overhead costs of OPERATING A STORE (commercial rent, utilities, and other expenses)
  • Silver, gold and other jewellery, as well as WOOD carvings AND PRINTS, OTHER ARTWORKS, and gift items such as scarves, ties, ornaments, DREAM CATCHERS, accessories, children’s books and silver plated tableware
  • Personal and corporate gifts for various occasions and events, wedding rings, custom orders and commissions
  • Unique personalized service to individuals and ORGANIZAtions
  • We ship orders worldwide
  • WE ALSO SHOWCASE TRADITIONAL NORTHWEST COAST indigenous ARTWORKS AT EVENTS IN GREATER VANCOUVER, British columbia
  • Order pickup at events or at our two locations in canada
  • Burnaby, B.C. and Bowen Island, B.C. Locations
  • ARTWORKS CAN ALSO BE VIEWED by appointment at our burnaby location or IN OUR Home studio gallery on Bowen island, WHICH IS open when advertised or by appointment
  • Previous experience living and working on APPROXIMATELY FIFTY indigenous villages in british columbia, CANADA
  • our academic backgrounds and training include studies in the liberal arts, public, environmental AND OCCUPATIONAL health, business and anthropology
Meredith Sbragia

Meredith Sbragia

gifts for family, NEWLYWEDS, FRIENDS AND VISITORS

STUDENTS and staff, executives, clients AND ASSOCIATES

CITIZENS AND DIGNITARIES, speakers and delegates

  • birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, christmas, graduations and conventions
  • Specializing in wedding rings and custom orders
  • gifts for VISITORS AND TRAVELLERS to our shores, guests or hosts
  • staff retirement, recognition and exceptional service
  • corporate gifts for executives, clients and associates, or to mark a special occasion
  • gifts for community service, and government gifts for citizens AND DIGNITARIEs
  • gifts for conference speakers and delegates
  • Awards and commemorative plaques
  • commissioned artworks for institutions and other organizations
  • Supply of artworks for interior and exterior decor, real estate clients and promotions
  • Artworks for the film industry and gifts for film production executives, cast and crew

The creations of Canada’s West Coast indigenous artists are among the most prized and respected forms of expression in the world today. More and more individuals and organizations are proudly displaying the deepest roots of Canada’s heritage through these beautiful and profound art forms.

Whether they serve a utilitarian purpose or become part of the decor, these superbly crafted symbols always speak with a universal power, eloquence and wisdom. Indigenous art is a powerful mirror aimed at the core of our humanity, a mirror that transcends culture and brings us back to a universal, very ancient home. Simply put, indigenous art and culture gives the world the profound gift of making it real again. It is with a great sense of honour, respect and dedication that we assist, through this website, in that process.

 

Land acknowledgementS

We respectfully ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OUR BOWEN ISLAND LOCATION is SITUATED ON THE UNCEDED AND TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES    of THE Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

We respectfully ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OUR Burnaby LOCATION is SITUATED ON THE UNCEDED AND TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) nations.