Phantoms In the Front Yard


Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to win a two-night stay for two at The Burrard Hotel along with a $200 miniature artwork of your choice from the upcoming Phantoms in the Front Yard exhibition "Everyone I've Never Known" happening at the Burrard Hotel Friday, April 25th.

To qualify: Follow us and RT @PhantomsInFront on Twitter and tell us someone you wish you knew but have never met. Use the hashtag #PhantomsNeverKnown OR Follow us on Instagram (Phantoms in the Front Yard) and post a picture of a miniature object (ie: toy, tool, art, food) with the hashtag #PhantomsNeverKnown

Winners will be drawn and announced on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Winners must be present at the exhibition to select their prize. The exhibition is ONE DAY ONLY at the Burrard Hotel (1100 Burrard Street) opening at 12pm on Friday, April 25th for viewing, followed by a reception party from 6pm onwards. No cover, all are welcome. Scroll down for details on Everyone I've Never Known.


At 'The Burrard Hotel Vancouver'

Everyone I've Never Known - an exhibition of miniature works.

ONE NIGHT - Friday, April 25th: 12pm - 6pm, 1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver.
Opening reception: 6pm - 8:30pm with after party to follow.

Someone you miss without having been with them. Someone you know who doesn't know you. Someone you long for who is already there ... Where do we know others? Or not know them? In our fantasies? Our memories? How are we impacted by people we have never met?

The Vancouver-based figurative collective Phantoms in the Front Yard are exploring the spaces between strangers and familiars for their next show at the Burrard Hotel for a one-night-only exhibition of miniature pieces – 10x10 inches and much smaller!

This show’s guests are the internationally recognized multi-media and installation artist Christian Nicolay; and the award-winning, classically trained master of both figure and portrait Mandy Boursicot.

Little pieces, little prices, little duration. Come and spend hardly any of anything with us.


Jay Senetchko              Bruce Pashak             Paul Morstad

Jonathan Sutton          Caroline Weaver       Jeremiah Birnbaum

Guest Phantoms:
Christian Nicolay and Mandy Boursicot    

Pennylane Shen     778-999-7436


Click here to see exhibits and group and solo news and photos of past events.


Founded in 2010, Phantoms in the Front Yard (PITFY) is a Vancouver-based figurative artist collective focused on elevating the human figure’s role as muse in the Canadian contemporary art scene. The diverse collective features artists from a broad range of career stages, and takes a unique, collaborative approach to developing and exhibiting figurative work. PITFY shows take place in unusual settings and are shorter than typical exhibitions, creating excitement around figurative art for all, not just among academics and industry veterans.

Phantoms in the Front Yard


Michael Abraham, Jeremiah Birnbaum, Jay Senetchko, Marcus Macleod, Paul Morstad, and Jonathan Sutton,

in collaboration with curator Pennylane Shen, and select guest artists. 

For each of our shows one group member artist proposes a theme that the entire group then develops work around.

The collaborative nature of this process continues to result in exciting work from exhibition to exhibition.


See our past group and solo Exhibits page.