Art

“Chesterman Beach Before the Storm” by Chuck Burdick is one of the pieces that will be on exhibit at the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show, Feb. 4-27. Photo supplied

Members take centre stage at next Comox art gallery show

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery open three days a week

  • Feb 3, 2021
“Chesterman Beach Before the Storm” by Chuck Burdick is one of the pieces that will be on exhibit at the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show, Feb. 4-27. Photo supplied
<em>Chinook Salmon: Breaking Through</em> by B.C.’s Mark Hobson was selected among 13 entries as the winner of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Salmon Stamp Competition.
<em>Chinook Salmon: Breaking Through</em> by B.C.’s Mark Hobson was selected among 13 entries as the winner of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Salmon Stamp Competition.
Sara Lopez Assu says she’s relatively happy with how the Campbell River Art Gallery team managed to weather the storm that was 2020. File Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Art Gallery director reflects on ‘maybe our hardest year ever’

‘It would be easy to look back and be disappointed … but that’s not going to get us anywhere’

Sara Lopez Assu says she’s relatively happy with how the Campbell River Art Gallery team managed to weather the storm that was 2020. File Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Joy Sharpe holds a picture of her late husband Ray while posing for a photograph with the Sybil Andrews painting ‘hauling’ before donating it to the Campbell River Hospice Society. (Submitted photo)

$6 painting turned into $10,000 charity windfall

A 1952 original Sybil Andrews painting donation fetches Campbell River Hospice Society a nice return

Joy Sharpe holds a picture of her late husband Ray while posing for a photograph with the Sybil Andrews painting ‘hauling’ before donating it to the Campbell River Hospice Society. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo artist Shawnda Wilson’s Jacana No. 1 is among the paintings she’ll have on display in her upcoming show at the Nanaimo Musuem. (Photo courtesy Shawnda Wilson)

Painting exhibit inspired by long-toed birds and jazz coming to Nanaimo Museum

Nanaimo artist Shawnda Wilson’s show ‘When Charles Speaks’ opens next week

Nanaimo artist Shawnda Wilson’s Jacana No. 1 is among the paintings she’ll have on display in her upcoming show at the Nanaimo Musuem. (Photo courtesy Shawnda Wilson)
Charles Hartnell’s ‘It Might as well be Spring,’ Heather Bray’s ‘Untitled’ and Solace Stuart’s ‘Illustration For The Playlist’ (cropped, from left) are among the works featured in the inaugural edition of ‘Code: A Collection of Youth Art.’ (Photos courtesy the artists)

Nanaimo Art Gallery teen program presents final exhibition in magazine form

‘Code: A Collection of Youth Art’ features the work of local artists from age 11 to 25

Charles Hartnell’s ‘It Might as well be Spring,’ Heather Bray’s ‘Untitled’ and Solace Stuart’s ‘Illustration For The Playlist’ (cropped, from left) are among the works featured in the inaugural edition of ‘Code: A Collection of Youth Art.’ (Photos courtesy the artists)
The Campbell River Art Gallery has been transformed into a Fine Arts Sale until Dec. 22, featuring work from artists from all over Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Campbell River Art Gallery

Campbell River Art Gallery transformed into Fine Arts Sale until Dec. 22

Sale made up of ‘thoughtfully selected, high quality fine art’ by Vancouver Island artists

The Campbell River Art Gallery has been transformed into a Fine Arts Sale until Dec. 22, featuring work from artists from all over Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Campbell River Art Gallery
Photographed pre-pandemic, Lizzie Snow and Roy Henry Vickers unite creative minds to produce a truly unique work of art. (Paul Levy Photo and Casandra Katter photo)

Roy Henry Vickers and Lizzie Snow release second collaborative artwork

“What an honour to be able to hear his stories about First Nations culture, symbolism and rituals.”

Photographed pre-pandemic, Lizzie Snow and Roy Henry Vickers unite creative minds to produce a truly unique work of art. (Paul Levy Photo and Casandra Katter photo)
Revelstoke-based potter Kaisa Lindfors presents <em>How to Feel Full: An Exploration of Drawing and Journaling on Clay</em> at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery from Dec. 3 to 17. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Artist combines ceramics and journaling in first Nanaimo exhibition

Revelstoke’s Kaisa Lindfors presents ‘How to Feel Full’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts

Revelstoke-based potter Kaisa Lindfors presents <em>How to Feel Full: An Exploration of Drawing and Journaling on Clay</em> at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery from Dec. 3 to 17. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Stephen Laidlaw, prepator with Nanaimo Art Gallery, hangs a photograph of Anna Wong, a B.C. print maker whose works are on display at the gallery. The exhibit opens Friday, Dec. 4, and runs until Feb. 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibit explores life work of overlooked B.C. printmaker

‘Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads’ features more than 70 art works and personal belongings

Stephen Laidlaw, prepator with Nanaimo Art Gallery, hangs a photograph of Anna Wong, a B.C. print maker whose works are on display at the gallery. The exhibit opens Friday, Dec. 4, and runs until Feb. 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A sample of some of Lou-ann Neel’s jewelry.

Lou-ann Neel wins the Fulmer Award in First Nations Art

Originally from Alert Bay, Neel’s family is steeped in renowned Kwakwaka’wakw artists

A sample of some of Lou-ann Neel’s jewelry.
Local Indigenous artist, IceBear’s latest creation draws attention to the state of the world under COVID-19. (Courtesy of IceBear Studios)

Victoria artist hopes painting will boost frontline worker morale

IceBear wants to get copies of his painting into hospitals hardest hit by COVID-19

Local Indigenous artist, IceBear’s latest creation draws attention to the state of the world under COVID-19. (Courtesy of IceBear Studios)
Snaw-naw-as artist Grace Edwards was honoured on Nov. 6 for painting a mural in Lantzville. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Snaw-naw-as artist honoured for painting mural in Lantzville

Grace Edwards completed the project over two weeks in the summer

Snaw-naw-as artist Grace Edwards was honoured on Nov. 6 for painting a mural in Lantzville. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
The SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is taking its 11th annual film festival online this year. (Courtesy of SkeenaWild Film Festival)

Thursday night online film festival displays beauty of northern B.C.

Residents can tune in and vote on their favourite films on Nov. 12

The SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is taking its 11th annual film festival online this year. (Courtesy of SkeenaWild Film Festival)
Nanaimo painter Su Orlov’s exhibition All the Colours and Other Stories is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of November along with a COVID-19-themed exhibit called Art in Isolation. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Painter who sees colours differently presents first Nanaimo exhibition

Art 10 Gallery also holding concurrent ‘Art in Isolation’ show

Nanaimo painter Su Orlov’s exhibition All the Colours and Other Stories is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of November along with a COVID-19-themed exhibit called Art in Isolation. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Gatineau artist Michèle Provost visits the Malaspina Galleries during her artist residency on Gabriola Island. (Photo supplied)

Gatineau artist the first to take part in new Gabriola Island artist residency

Michèle Provost to create art book reflecting on the positives of aging

Gatineau artist Michèle Provost visits the Malaspina Galleries during her artist residency on Gabriola Island. (Photo supplied)
Nanaimo-based ceramic artist Joe Lyons is presenting his first solo exhibition, ‘Poppin Bottles Soda Distraction,’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts from Oct. 26 to Nov. 12. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-based ceramic artist showcases variety of bottles in first solo show

Joe Lyons presents ‘Poppin Bottles Soda Distraction’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts

Nanaimo-based ceramic artist Joe Lyons is presenting his first solo exhibition, ‘Poppin Bottles Soda Distraction,’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts from Oct. 26 to Nov. 12. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Artwork by Snuneymuxw artist Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, is being installed at Beban Park pool while it remains closed to the public this month. (Photos courtesy the City of Nanaimo)

Snuneymuxw artist brings aquatic designs to Nanaimo’s Beban Park pool

Work by artist Eliot White-Hill is being installed at the pool this month

Artwork by Snuneymuxw artist Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, is being installed at Beban Park pool while it remains closed to the public this month. (Photos courtesy the City of Nanaimo)
Nanaimo Art Gallery curator Jesse Birch performs a frontside ollie as he tests out the gallery’s new halfpipe being built in ArtLab as part of the upcoming ‘Boarder X’ exhibition. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Indigenous artists showcase extreme sport-themed art at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Touring exhibition ‘Boarder X’ features work inspired by skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing

Nanaimo Art Gallery curator Jesse Birch performs a frontside ollie as he tests out the gallery’s new halfpipe being built in ArtLab as part of the upcoming ‘Boarder X’ exhibition. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Dan Gray, from Errington, paints en plein air at Harbour Quay during the eighth annual Alberni Valley Paint Out on Sunday, Sept. 13. Some of the paintings from this year’s two-day event will be available to view at DRAW Gallery. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Smoky skies don’t stop plein air Paint Out in Port Alberni

Painting took place at Sproat Lake and Harbour Quay

Dan Gray, from Errington, paints en plein air at Harbour Quay during the eighth annual Alberni Valley Paint Out on Sunday, Sept. 13. Some of the paintings from this year’s two-day event will be available to view at DRAW Gallery. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)