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Mixed media artist Nancy Dolan shows her work at the 17th annual Bowker Creek Brush-Up Art Show and Sale in Oak Bay on Aug. 14. (Photo by Joanie McCorry)

Oak Bay artist brush-up enjoys 17th year without rain

Thousands attend for event’s best year yet, artist society president says

 

“Freighter at a Wharf, Crofton B.C.” (1980), a 24-by-36-inch oil on canvas by E.J. Hughes, at Madrona Gallery.

At the Galleries: Enjoy Canada’s wilderness through the eyes of painters, carvers, jewellers

Victoria galleries host a refreshing display of wilderness works this summer with…

  • Aug 1, 2022

 

The Sooke Fine Arts Show returns to live attendance July 22 to Aug. 1 at SEAPARC Leisure Complex. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sponsors continue partnership with Sooke Fine Arts Society

Whether you pause before moving to the next piece or prefer to…

The Sooke Fine Arts Show returns to live attendance July 22 to Aug. 1 at SEAPARC Leisure Complex. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke Fine Arts Show returns to SEAPARC Leisure Centre in July. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Jury selected for Sooke Fine Arts Show

Deadline to submit work is May 24

The Sooke Fine Arts Show returns to SEAPARC Leisure Centre in July. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Volunteers in the 2019 Sooke Fine Arts Show gift shop: Bobbie Momsen, left, Rae Williamson, Elaine Thrale, Eileen Badiuk and Bev Lewis. (Contributed - Angela Bailey)

Sooke Fine Arts Show seeks cast of volunteers

Summer art exhibition runs from July 22-Aug. 4

Volunteers in the 2019 Sooke Fine Arts Show gift shop: Bobbie Momsen, left, Rae Williamson, Elaine Thrale, Eileen Badiuk and Bev Lewis. (Contributed - Angela Bailey)
The Sooke Fine Art Show in 2020. The last in-person show in 2019 attracted more than 9,000 people, while online shows in the last two years saw more than 10,000 tune-in. (Courtesy Sooke Fine Art Show)

Call for submissions opens for return of Sooke Fine Art Show

Applications will be judged for a place in July art show

The Sooke Fine Art Show in 2020. The last in-person show in 2019 attracted more than 9,000 people, while online shows in the last two years saw more than 10,000 tune-in. (Courtesy Sooke Fine Art Show)
Artist talks and demonstrations will be part of the Sooke Fine Arts Show when it returns on July 21. (Serena Haley Photography)
Artist talks and demonstrations will be part of the Sooke Fine Arts Show when it returns on July 21. (Serena Haley Photography)
The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).

Vancouver Island juried art show re-emerges as Emergence

Free workshops, talks planned for summer of 2022 in Port Alberni

The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).
Moses Point watercolour on paper by Ken Faulks at West End Gallery.
Moses Point watercolour on paper by Ken Faulks at West End Gallery.
Gabriela Hirt, a local artist and member of Gage Gallery, checks out several submissions to their new exhibit of postcards offering personal solutions to the climate crisis. (Photos courtesy of Gabriela Hirt)

Victoria gallery exhibit offers over 300 solutions to the climate crisis

Personally created art postcards to be suspended from Gage Gallery ceiling until spring

Gabriela Hirt, a local artist and member of Gage Gallery, checks out several submissions to their new exhibit of postcards offering personal solutions to the climate crisis. (Photos courtesy of Gabriela Hirt)
Artist Claire Gaulin-Brown holds up one of the pieces in her solo exhibit Hollow Ground, on display at the Esquimalt Community Arts Hub until Jan. 28. (Courtesy of Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)

Esquimalt art exhibit highlights complexity of climate crisis

Paintings explore the fragility of existence, artist Claire Gaulin-Brown says

Artist Claire Gaulin-Brown holds up one of the pieces in her solo exhibit Hollow Ground, on display at the Esquimalt Community Arts Hub until Jan. 28. (Courtesy of Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)
Indigenous artist Carey Newman The original Witness Blanket art piece is undergoing conservation at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. A replica is on tour and will show at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre from Nov. 16 to Dec. 12. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Cohen, CMHR)

Witness Blanket exhibit touches down in Saanich this month

Replica of Indigenous artist Carey Newman’s impactful piece opens at Cedar Hill gallery Nov. 16

Indigenous artist Carey Newman The original Witness Blanket art piece is undergoing conservation at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. A replica is on tour and will show at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre from Nov. 16 to Dec. 12. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Cohen, CMHR)
Indigenous community members are invited to participate in beading daisies in remembrance of children lost to residential schools. (Photo courtesy of Brenda Weatherston)

Beaded daisies and art mural in Saanich will pay tribute to lost lives of Indigenous children

Beading reserved to Indigenous communities while all are welcome to participate in art mural

Indigenous community members are invited to participate in beading daisies in remembrance of children lost to residential schools. (Photo courtesy of Brenda Weatherston)
Giant puppet act Kit Kat featuring Shelley Fox, left, and Bill Fosdick from the 2020 Out There Art Festival. The Alter Arts Society’s 2021 Out There Art Festival will feature over 100 displays and a wide range of interactive performance arts. (Courtesy of the Alter Arts Society)

Interactive art takes centre stage at Quadra Village festival in Victoria

More than 100 displays will be included in the Out There Art Festival Aug. 28 to Sep. 6

Giant puppet act Kit Kat featuring Shelley Fox, left, and Bill Fosdick from the 2020 Out There Art Festival. The Alter Arts Society’s 2021 Out There Art Festival will feature over 100 displays and a wide range of interactive performance arts. (Courtesy of the Alter Arts Society)
Artist Linda Simrose stands outside the Sooke Arts Council Gallery with her painting of a maple tree. Her en plein air artwork, and that of other artists, will be available for viewing and auction at the art gallery from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5. (Kiernan Green - Sooke News Mirror)

Artists draw inspiration at special show

The show will be a first-ever partnership of Arts Council and Sooke Fine Arts, splitting funds 50/50

Artist Linda Simrose stands outside the Sooke Arts Council Gallery with her painting of a maple tree. Her en plein air artwork, and that of other artists, will be available for viewing and auction at the art gallery from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5. (Kiernan Green - Sooke News Mirror)
Airbrush artist Paul Archer stands before his newest mural in Victoria on Burnside Road, a project that took him only seven days. Archer estimates himself to have completed roughly 15,000 works of art, most of which are murals of various sizes. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Best of the City: Victoria airbrush artist spreads good vibes worldwide with his murals

Paul Archer has dedicated himself to realism and portraiture since age three

Airbrush artist Paul Archer stands before his newest mural in Victoria on Burnside Road, a project that took him only seven days. Archer estimates himself to have completed roughly 15,000 works of art, most of which are murals of various sizes. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Winners of the Sooke Fine Arts Show awards were announced at a live online award winners show on July 24. (File- Sooke News Mirror)
Winners of the Sooke Fine Arts Show awards were announced at a live online award winners show on July 24. (File- Sooke News Mirror)
An acrylic and collage piece entitled Lucy, years later, by illustrator Marcia Semenoff. The Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Other Favourite Songs exhibit runs July 6 to 25 at the Tillicum Centre. (Courtesy of Marcia Semenoff)

Artists showcasing work in Tillicum Centre storefront in Saanich

Island Illustrators Society members’ art for July 6 to 25 show inspired by music

An acrylic and collage piece entitled Lucy, years later, by illustrator Marcia Semenoff. The Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Other Favourite Songs exhibit runs July 6 to 25 at the Tillicum Centre. (Courtesy of Marcia Semenoff)
Artist Flo-Elle Watson displaying her painted white porcelain and flower hat at Sunday’s art show and sale on St. Ann St. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Artists showcase work on boulevards along Oak Bay street

St. Ann Street Boulevard Art Show and Sale features local designs in COVID-friendly outdoor space

Artist Flo-Elle Watson displaying her painted white porcelain and flower hat at Sunday’s art show and sale on St. Ann St. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)