A new year brings a host of new exhibits to local art galleries.
On the Ave, the Avenue Gallery features new work by painter Linzy Arnott, showing through Jan. 13. Arnott’s “palette of inspiration comes from the places she explores – rainy seascapes to the texture of rust infected architecture – places where she finds unspeakable beauty.”
Eclectic Gallery, also in the village, ushers in the New Year with their Winter Salon exhibit featuring refreshing new work by more than a dozen gallery artists. The show runs Jan. 11 to Feb. 27 with an opening reception Saturday, Jan. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.
In nearby Cadboro Bay, Goward House features Chinese brush painting from Studio of Harmonious Endeavours artists for its January art show and sale.
The exhibit, which continues through Jan. 27, features the work of studio members who explore the rich and ancient art form.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria offers a wealth of artistic opportunities this month, beginning with a joint exhibit by two of the region’s favourite artists, Jeffrey Boron and Linny D. Vine. The Best of Both Show & Sale opens with a reception Saturday (Jan. 9) from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Massey Gallery.
Both among the gallery’s top sales and rental artists, “each of these fine artists communicates their love of art, nature and life with an individual and unique voice, Boron with his bold and light-filled West Coast impressionism and Vine with the distinctive quirk and joy of her expressive Linnyland paintings.”
The exhibit continues through Jan. 31.
This is the last weekend to take in Anna Banana: 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana, with the exhibit closing Sunday, Jan. 10. Presented by the gallery in conjunction with the Open Space Art Society, the popular exhibit explores the art of this pioneering Victoria-born artist who began working as a textile artist in the 1960s before moving to San Francisco in the 1970s to explore a wide variety of projects, including participatory and performance art.
Downtown through Jan. 30, Madrona Gallery welcomes New Works for a New Year, featuring new works from Halin De Repentigny, Peter McFarlane, Shuvinai Ashoona and Hashim Hanoon.
And at Broad Street’s West End Gallery, January brings a collection of new paintings by impressionistic landscape artist Raynald Leclerc, from Quebec, showing through Jan. 31.