Art

Gabriola Island artist Tammy Hudgeon has released her first book, ‘Tender Brave Spirit: An Expressive Life Almost Missed.’ (Photo courtesy Ode Howard)

Gabriola Island artist recounts creative journey, struggles in new memoir

Tammy Hudgeon presents ‘Tender Brave Spirit: An Expressive Life Almost Missed’

Gabriola Island artist Tammy Hudgeon has released her first book, ‘Tender Brave Spirit: An Expressive Life Almost Missed.’ (Photo courtesy Ode Howard)
The Sooke Fine Art Show will take place virtually from July 24 to Aug 3. This painting by Richard Hunt is one of the wide range of pieces to be featured at this year’s event. (Contributed - Sooke Fine Arts Society)

Purchasers Preview Night offers first glance into this year’s Sooke Fine Art Show

Annual event to be held virtually on July 23

  • Jul 17, 2020
The Sooke Fine Art Show will take place virtually from July 24 to Aug 3. This painting by Richard Hunt is one of the wide range of pieces to be featured at this year’s event. (Contributed - Sooke Fine Arts Society)
Members of the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s 2019 Dazzle Camouflage summer camp don colourful camo at the Nanaimo harbour. This year’s camp will take place online via video conference. (Photo courtesy Yvonne Vander Kooi)

Nanaimo Art Gallery summer camp moves programming online due to COVID-19

Teenage artists have until the end of next week to apply to Dazzle Camouflage

Members of the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s 2019 Dazzle Camouflage summer camp don colourful camo at the Nanaimo harbour. This year’s camp will take place online via video conference. (Photo courtesy Yvonne Vander Kooi)
Work by Gabriola Island artists Yvonne Noyon, Sandra Civitarese and Marylyn Beaubien (clockwise from top-right) are among those on display at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. (Photos courtesy Carol Fergusson)

Gabriola Arts Council presents six-week exhibition featuring 43 local artists

Precautions in place for organization’s first show since COVID-19 outbreak

Work by Gabriola Island artists Yvonne Noyon, Sandra Civitarese and Marylyn Beaubien (clockwise from top-right) are among those on display at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. (Photos courtesy Carol Fergusson)
Nanaimo artist Yvonne Vander Kooi’s upcoming exhibition, Bestiary, is inspired by medieval illustrations of the animal kingdom. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo painter inspired by medieval animal illustrations in new exhibition

Yvonne Vander Kooi to unveil ‘Bestiary’ via Gallery Merrick live-stream

Nanaimo artist Yvonne Vander Kooi’s upcoming exhibition, Bestiary, is inspired by medieval illustrations of the animal kingdom. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
The National Arts Drive takes place on Saturday, June 6 in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

National drive-by art show rolls in Victoria on Saturday

Map shows drivers where local artists have set up displays in windows, balconies, driveways

The National Arts Drive takes place on Saturday, June 6 in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
A field of poppies painted by Port Alberni artist Ali Spence. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Artist Ali Spence finds freedom to paint in adopted Vancouver Island home

Spence is one of several artists whose work is showing online at DRAW Gallery

A field of poppies painted by Port Alberni artist Ali Spence. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Among the work in the VIU grad art show is Brianna Winsby’s Wildest Dreams in collaboration with Bernhard Harr, Nesta Morgan’s Moon Jar, Celena Barnes’s Comfort, Grace Pedde’s Emotional Detritus, Elizabeth LaRose’s Fable and Sydney Fleming’s Unfinished Tarot Deck (cropped, clockwise from left). (Photos courtesy the artists)

VIU visual art grads hold final exhibition online due to COVID-19

‘Pandemonium’ features more than 100 works by 17 graduating students

Among the work in the VIU grad art show is Brianna Winsby’s Wildest Dreams in collaboration with Bernhard Harr, Nesta Morgan’s Moon Jar, Celena Barnes’s Comfort, Grace Pedde’s Emotional Detritus, Elizabeth LaRose’s Fable and Sydney Fleming’s Unfinished Tarot Deck (cropped, clockwise from left). (Photos courtesy the artists)
A cartoon by Gord Barney. (Submitted)

Ladysmith cartoonist documents loggers’ lives through caricatures

Gordon Barney’s cartoons tell stories of lives inside logging camps along the west coast of the Island

A cartoon by Gord Barney. (Submitted)
Paul Archer stands outside his shop on Broughton Street, holding Luna — who appears in the self-portrait above the doorway — with Takaya’s mural along side him. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria artist commemorates Discovery Island wolf Takaya with mural

Longtime artist doesn’t want Takaya’s death overshadowed by news of pandemic

Paul Archer stands outside his shop on Broughton Street, holding Luna — who appears in the self-portrait above the doorway — with Takaya’s mural along side him. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Artist Jillian Mayne stands beside a piece called “No Place - Outsider” at the Alberni Valley Museum show in 2018. The theme of the show was Place. “I was part of a group working at bringing over a refugee so this was my response to the theme,” said Mayne. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni Valley artist adjusts to the COVID-19 times

Jillian Mayne was set to show in three venues this year, but all that has changed

Artist Jillian Mayne stands beside a piece called “No Place - Outsider” at the Alberni Valley Museum show in 2018. The theme of the show was Place. “I was part of a group working at bringing over a refugee so this was my response to the theme,” said Mayne. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Nanaimo artist Andrea Thomas is auctioning a series of COVID-19-inspired paintings with all proceeds benefitting the Nanaimo Community Response Fund. (Photo courtesy Andrea Thomas)

Nanaimo artist auctions COVID-19-inspired art for pandemic relief charity

Andrea Thomas’s paintings will benefit Nanaimo Community Response Fund

Nanaimo artist Andrea Thomas is auctioning a series of COVID-19-inspired paintings with all proceeds benefitting the Nanaimo Community Response Fund. (Photo courtesy Andrea Thomas)
The Campbell River Arts Council’s 38th annual members’ show moved to online.

After 37 years, Campbell River Arts Council annual members’ show goes online

38th Annual Members Show shifted from physical gallery to website

The Campbell River Arts Council’s 38th annual members’ show moved to online.
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific combines arts and music for 25 years

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific combines arts and music for 25 years

Over 50 artists, 15 bands, several food trucks on hand for Arts and Music at the Gardens, Aug. 10-11

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific combines arts and music for 25 years
Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society Spring Show comes to the Mary Winspear Centre April 27-28. (Peninsula News Review File)

Just looking, or buying? You can find that perfect art piece at Sidney show

Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society holding Spring Show April 27-28 at Mary Winspear Centre

Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society Spring Show comes to the Mary Winspear Centre April 27-28. (Peninsula News Review File)
Mitchell Villa is a Victoria-based painter who had his work on display at the TD Art Gallery Paint-in. Here, he is working on a portrait of a band member from Vancouver-based black metal band, Blasphemy. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Thousands attend 31st TD Art Gallery Paint-In

Artists display their work along 20 blocks of Moss Street

Mitchell Villa is a Victoria-based painter who had his work on display at the TD Art Gallery Paint-in. Here, he is working on a portrait of a band member from Vancouver-based black metal band, Blasphemy. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS