EVENTS ARCHIVE

STUDIO PRACTICE: MEDITATION PRACTICE
Recent work by Lynda  Gammon

Exhibit
Thursday 19 September – Sunday 27 October 2019

Opening          
Thursday 19 September, 7PM

Artist Talk
Saturday 28 September, 2PM

Workshop
Saturday 12 October, 2PM-3:30PM
Meditation on the Gallery Wall with Jim Sacamano

Reception         
Sunday 27 October, 6:30PM–8:30PM
following  the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria conference, “In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice.”

Where is the meeting point between thought and production; between what the eye sees and what the hand makes; and how does the overlap of thought and importance of place carry through to its presentation? These and other questions are what have been propelling Lynda Gammon to make art.

Studio Practice: Meditation Practice bridges Gammon’s artistic concerns through installations that incorporate her long-standing use of photography with a renewed exploration of ceramics, inspired by Buddhist practices of meditation. “Over the past several decades, I have considered ideas of the studio through the disciplines of sculpture, assemblage, and photography. My work is positioned between the flat illusionistic space of photography and the volumetric physical space of sculpture.” states the artist.

In this exhibition by Victoria arts community stalwart, Lynda Gammon, the emphasis is on process through a variety of media underscoring an important shift in her focus from studio as subject to the practice itself. 

A series of events, including a workshop by Jim Sacamano of the Shambala Centre will take place throughout the exhibit in order to activate the VAC  space.

Lynda Gammon is a contemporary artist whose work considers ideas of space and inhabitation through the disciplines of photography, sculpture, performance, and assemblage. She is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Victoria where she has taught for over thirty years and is a member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Gammon’s work has been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally over the past four decades. In 2004 she established flask, an artist press dedicated to the production and dissemination of books by artists and writers. The artist acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council for their support in the creation of the works for this exhibition.  lyndagammon.ca

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THIS AMAZING DAY  

EXHIBITION
25 July- 7 September 2019
CLOSING RECEPTION
Thursday 5 September, 5PM-8PM

The VAC, in partnership with the Bonnie McComb Kreye Studio Residency Program and the Vancouver Island School of Art presents a group exhibition featuring work in diverse media by the recent participants of the studio residency.

About the BMK Residency:The Vancouver Island School of Art has worked in partnership with the Kreye family, to establish the Bonnie McComb Kreye Studio Residency Residents have the use of a private garden studio for up to two months. The residency is open to artists working in all media and across disciplines. This is the first residency of its kind in Victoria. The residency has been created by Donald Kreye in memory of his late wife Bonnie McComb Kreye, who was an artist and educator, who devoted her life to making art and to encouraging the creative talents of all those she came in contact with. She understood the power of art to change lives and to enrich society. The family chose to partner with VISA in offering Bonnie’s studio for a short-term artist residency, because, like Bonnie once was, VISA is dedicated to arts education and support of the local art scene and community at large.

Exhibiting artists include:

Danielle Pasko (Victoria)
Alex Morrison (Vancouver/Victoria)
Caitlyn Murphy (Toronto)
Sarah Leckie (Victoria/Nelson)
Sylvie Ringer (Sointula/Hamburg)
Matthis Grunsky (Vancouver)
James Gardner (Montreal/Toronto)

Curatorial selection by Wendy Welch (VISA) and Kegan McFadden (VAC)

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ART IN THE ALLEY 2019

SELINA JOERGENSENANNE-SOPHIE COURNOYERBRIAN ROMBOUGH, MICHEL DES ROCHERS, BOB HOGUEKRISTELLE LEVEQUEDALLAS SEGNOJOANNA VANDERVLUGHTMAIJA KSANDERGENGHIS SHAWN, CORY SCOTT, PAUL MCNAIR, KATE NEWMANN

Sat. August 24th @  Dragon Alley

10am – 3pm 
Free
Presented by: Victoria Arts Council, Emporium
 
This one-day only showcase of Victoria Arts Council members offers audiences the opportunity to meet the makers/artists in unique setting of Dragon Alley (located off Fisgard) in Victoria’s historic Chinatown. Original artworks and limited editions will be for sale from 10:00am to 3:00pm >>> COME EARLY AND BRING A FRIEND!

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Wilde About Sappho
A Pride Reading by Local Queer Writers

 

Celebrate Pride Week by joining City of Victoria Poet Laureate John Barton for Wilde About Sappho, A Pride Reading by Local Queer Writers on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Victoria City Hall.

Wilde About Sappho is a celebration of poetry, fiction and spoken word by LGBTQI2S writers from Greater Victoria. John Barton will be joined by Mayor Lisa Helps and guest poets Brian Day, Anne Fleming, Darrel J. McLeod, Arleen Paré, Byron Sollazzo, and Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate Aziza Moqia Sealey-Qaylow. Each will perform a reading of poetry to mark the 50th anniversary of Canada’s decriminalization of same-sex relationships.

Take the opportunity to revel in readings, rainbow flags, refreshments and glitter.

 

Featured Poets

Brian Day
Brian is the author of four books of poetry, including Conjuring Jesus and The Daring of Paradise. His work has been praised for its “luxurious sensuality” and “sustained spiritual attention.” It has been described as being “fine devotional reading, erotic reading, literary reading, all wrapped into one.” Brian Day lives on Salt Spring Island.

Anne Fleming 
Anne grew up in Southern Ontario idolizing the directors at her YWCA summer camp, two self-sufficient lesbians who raised goats and chickens and built their own kayaks. Later, she started writing and by now has published five books of fiction and poetry including Gay Dwarves of Americapoemw, and The Goat, a novel for children. Her writing has been shortlisted for the Governor-General’s Award, the Journey Prize, the Danuta Gleed Award, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. The Goat was named one of the 10 best children’s books of the year by The Wall Street Journal and the New York Public Library. She splits her time between Victoria and Kelowna, where she teaches Creative Writing at UBC’s Okanagan Campus.

Darrel J. McLeod
Darrel is Cree from treaty eight territory in Northern Alberta. Before pursuing writing in his retirement, Darrel was a chief negotiator of land claims for the federal government and executive director of education and international affairs with the Assembly of First Nations. He holds degrees in French Literature and Education from UBC. Darrel is working on a second memoir, Peyakow (to be published in 2020 by Douglas & McIntyre), following the events in Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age (2018, Douglas & McIntyre), which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and was nominated for the RBC Taylor Prize, George Ryga Award for Social Awareness, and the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award. Darrel lives, writes, sings and plays jazz guitar in Sooke, B.C. and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Arleen Paré
Arleen is a Victoria writer. She has five collections of poetry, two of which are cross-genre.  She has been short-listed for the BC Dorothy Livesay BC Award for Poetry and has won a Golden Crown Award for Lesbian Poetry, the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize, a CBC Bookie Award, and a Governor Generals’ Award for Poetry for Lake of Two Mountains. Her next poetry collection, Earle Street, will be released by Talonbooks in early 2020.

Byron Sollazzo
Byron is an alumnus of the Reynolds High School Slam Poetry team, where he worked and created with his co-poets for four years, competing in slam competitions both on the island and the mainland. After graduating from high school in 2018, Byron took a little break from writing to focus on university, but always kept a foot in the door of poetry. He is very much looking forward to being involved in the upcoming showcase and is excited to perform for the first time since high school as well as take in his fellow creators’ pieces.

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GHOST IMAGE: A Close Reading of the Work of Ho Tam by Kegan McFadden
Thursday 27 June, 7:30PM

All are welcome to a special lecture by VAC executive director, Kegan McFadden, on the topic of Ho Tam’s Cover to Cover.

Cover to Cover offers a selection of photo, video, artist books, and magazines spanning this artist’s career.  The exhibition deconstructs Tam’s recent book works displaying selected pages and images on the gallery walls connecting with earlier works and installed organically so the images exists as a free flowing collage. His long time investigation into place, memory, queerness, and the body is shown through works that blend together to create a larger installation engaging the breadth of Tam’s artistic production.

This Thursday, McFadden will respond to Tam’s photo series, Ghost Image, through which the artist collects photographs and documents of his lover Kirby who died of an AIDS-related illness in the mid-90s. McFadden will talk about stories, influences, and how these two fleeting things can be made material. He states:

Ho titled the project after his favourite author, Hervé Guibert, another artist who died from AIDS-related causes. I plan to read an excerpt from the Guibert book as well as analyze Ho’s approach to dealing with the material left after Kirby’s death.

This hybrid talk/lecture/reading will take place in the VAC Store Street gallery so the audience can view the series while listening to the research/response. [note: we now have chairs!]

About the lecturer:

Kegan McFadden first delivered his Ghost Image lecture as part of programming facilitated by Also As Well Too (the Winnipeg-based artist book library) in conjunction the presentation of Ho Tam: Cover to Cover at Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, and then was invited to reprise it at the Richmond Art Gallery last year. Known for his fondness of the anecdotal, Kegan’s writing has been commissioned by artist-run centres throughout Canada as well as published by Border Crossings, BlackFlash, Canadian Art, C, Fuse, Prefix, Visual Arts News, among additional international journals and in these contexts his writing has been translated into French, Inuktitut, Cantonese, and Spanish.
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HO TAM: Cover to Cover

OPENING RECEPTION + ARTIST TOUR: Thursday 6 June, 5PM-8PM

The Victoria Arts Council is excited to present a new iteration of this touring survey exhibition of work by contemporary artist, and former Victoria-resident, Ho Tam.

Cover to Cover offers a selection of photo, video, artist books, and magazines spanning this artist’s career.  The exhibition deconstructs Tam‘s recent book works displaying selected pages and images on the gallery walls connecting with earlier works and installed organically so the images exists as a free flowing collage. His long time investigation into place, memory, queerness, and the body is shown through works that blend together to create a larger installation engaging the breadth of Tam’s artistic production.

Special to this Victoria version of Cover to Cover is a selection of work produced by Ho Tam during his residency with the Canadian Forces Artists Program (CFAP), an opportunity that allowed him to travel on a Navy ship for ten days, from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Esquimalt, BC.

Ho Tam was born in Hong Kong, educated in Canada and the U.S. and worked in advertising companies and community psychiatric facilities before turning to art. He practices in multiple disciplines including photography, video, painting and print media. His first video, The Yellow Pages, was commissioned by the public art group PUBLIC ACCESS for an installation/projection at the Union Station of Toronto in 1994/95. Since then Tam has produced over 15 experimental videos. He was included in the traveling exhibition Magnetic North: Canadian Experimental Video by Walker Art Center, Minnesota. His feature documentary film Books of James was awarded Outstanding Artistic Achievement (Outfest, LA) and Best Feature Documentary (Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival). He also publishes several series of artist’s books and zines. Tam is an alumni of Whitney Museum Independent Studies Program, Bard College (MFA) and recipients of various fellowships and artist’s grants.
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LADY PARTS

Lady Parts, a contemporary art exhibition held at the Victoria Arts Council Head Quarters from May 10 – May 31 with an opening reception May 10 from 5pm – 8pm.
Featuring sixteen talented local artists this new exhibition seeks to showcase the work of the Victoria members of the all-female Thrive Art Studio Group.

Originally started in Vancouver, THRIVE Mastermind is a community of local and online artist groups who believe that “thriving artists must make art, meet the people and do the work”. Gender inequality in the arts has been highlighted again and again over recent months with many major art museums re-visiting their collections and starting to address this imbalance. The Thrive Network provides a powerful platform for female artists to connect, share their experiences and raise each other up through community, in a non-competitive environment.

The artists featured in the show attended monthly group meetings for one year and united to support each other, share knowledge, humour and give accountability in their art practices.

“There is a vast wealth of knowledge and insight between the artists. Watching and learning from each other’s progress was truly inspiring. Bringing this show together we hope to inspire and share the richness of creativity from female artists at all stages of life and art process.” Amber Lomax, Artist and Event Participant

Free and open to the public, Lady Parts is the group’s first show together – a celebration of the art and camaraderie that brought them ‘to the table’ over the past year.

Featured artists include: Samantha Agar | Lesley Anderson | Katy Biele | Taryn Coulson | Rose Cowles | Anna Curtin | Jessa Dupuis | Alesha Fowlie | Candis Hoey | Amber Lomax | Sharon Montgomery | Dawn Pearcey | Tracy Risinger | Andrea Soos | Nathanya Vo | Shelley Wuitchik

 

VICTORIA CAMERA CLUB PRINT SHOW 2019
19 April – 05 May

a juried collection of photographic prints

It’s Only An Island If You Look at it from the Water
05-14 April 2019

It’s Only an Island If You Look at It from The Water exhibits the work of University of Victoria Department of Visual Arts MFA students: Angus Ferguson, Claire Scherzinger, Dani Proteau, Kaitlyn Dunsmore, Lauren Brinson, Levi Glass, and Mona Hedayati.

This year-end show highlights the diverse artistic practices of select first and second year MFA candidates through their explorations of perspective, both literal and metaphorical.

The exhibition continues from April 5th-14th at the Victoria Arts Council space at 1800 Store St.

An Evening of Poetry, Music, and Song
10 April 2019

FEATURING:
bill bissett / Geoff Inverarity / Linda Rogers Van Krugel / Stephen Roxborough / Rick Van Krugel
Wednesday 10 April 2019 
doors @7PM
747 Fort Street (between Douglas and Blanshard)
** Accessible venue**Admission by donation: $5 – $20This special event will take place as part of the VAC annual LOOK Show, and is partially sponsored by The League of Canadian Poets / Canada Council for the Arts.

International Women’s Day: REWORKED
08 March 2019

REWORKED: an evening of celebration + performance art in recognition of International Women’s Day.

EVENT DATE: This Friday 08 March 2019, 7PM-9PM

OFF-SITE LOCATION:  THE ROXY THEATRE – 2657 Quadra Street
[wheelchair accessible venue]

Sliding-Scale Admission at the Door: $5.00 – $20.00
[under-employed, students, and artists consideration in effect]

 

The Victoria Arts Council presents International Women’s Day: REWORKED, which celebrates art created by women, gender non-conforming people, transgender people, and others who do not conform to normative and binary gender identities, roles, and practices in order to commemorate the history and ongoing fight for gender equality.

We are thrilled to be presenting the following artists as part of this initiative:

Ann-Bernice Thomas

Laurie Feehan

WAX collective

Henrietta Dubét

Zane Oak

Monica Ogden

Amy Anderson

Alek Green

Erika Dales

International Women’s Day: REWORKED is curated by Ciel Arbour-Boehme, a queer gender non-conforming student of international development and visual art at the University of Victoria. Ciel has lived on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories, Victoria BC, her entire life. As an uninvited settler, Ciel works to decolonize her learning and artistic practices. International Women’s Day: REWORKED is Ciel’s first curatorial role, and is honoured to work with the VAC to create this one-night celebration of gender diversity and artistic practice.

This one night event will see a showcase of live performances in the first half of the night, including, but not limited to drag, poetry, spoken word, and dance. The second section of the night will be dedicated to video work including narrative video, video art, and soundscapes.

PAT MARTIN BATES: Inscape Golden Timeless Threads–Points of Starlight Silence
01-30 March 2019

Opening Reception with the artist in attendance: Friday 01 March, 5:00PM-9:00PM

Related events:
Saturday 16 March @ 2PM, a public presentation on the oral history research project focusing on women artists from this region, lead by University of Victoria professor Dr. Carolyn Butler-Palmer.

Saturday 30 March @ 2PM, a guest-lecture by art historian Pat Bovey on the research that culminated with the career-encompassing publication, Pat Martin Bates: Dancing on a Thread (Frontenac, 2014).
** Copies of the publication will be for sale throughout the exhibit.

All events take place at the exhibition, 1800 Store Street.
Celebrating the innovative career of one of Victoria’s most accomplished visual artists — Pat Martin Bates, this fifty-year survey exhibition takes a specific look at the experimental approaches the artist has explored and is being presented as a special project in honour of the Victoria Arts Council’s 50th anniversary year.

At 91 years old and with over half a century of artistic output, Pat Martin Bates  has been widely recognized and praised within Canada, winning awards and honours such as her RCA and FRSC designations, her Queen’s Jubilee Medal, an honorary degree, and exhibitions throughout the country. Still, her achievements have been even more deeply appreciated overseas. She has exhibited throughout the world over many decades, and has been honoured with awards ranging from the Global Graphics Award in Holland in 1993 (the only Canadian to achieve this honour) to the Gold Medal at the International Biennale of Prints, Norway to the Critics’ Choice Award at the Print Biennial in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia in 1977. Affectionately regarded everywhere as PMB, she is known in England as Lady Print, in Japan as Ambassador Extraordinaire, and in Yugoslavia, The Angel from Heaven. She is esteemed universally as the doyenne and spirit of Canadian printmaking.

HJALMER WENSTOB: For Ground; Background
11 January – 16 February 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY 11 JANUARY, 7:30PM-10:00PM

ARTIST TALK: SATURDAY 02 FEBRUARY, 2:00PM

Hjalmer Wenstob was raised on an island in Barkley Sound, in Huu-ay-aht First Nation’s territory, off the west coast of Vancouver Island. It was there that his understanding and desire of pursing both his traditional Nuu-Chah-Nulth and contemporary art practices began. Wenstob is an interdisciplinary artist who specializes in sculpture, installation, and carving. He is Nuu-Chah-Nulth from the Tla-O-Qui-Aht First Nations on his father’s side, and Norwegian and English on his mother’s side. Hjalmer speaks of three dialects of his work– contemporary, traditional, and community-based. Through his contemporary dialect, Hjalmer completed both an undergraduate and master’s degree at the University of Victoria, exploring the relationships between cultures and art, and the balance between traditional and contemporary. His work, at times is highly political, and uses humour and irony to pose difficult questions of respect, reconciliation, and environmental issues. Recently, Hjalmer and his family opened Cedar House Gallery in Ucluelet, B.C. where he is exploring ways of weaving his contemporary/political work with more traditional materials and styles.

The exhibition, For Ground; Background is a culmination of selected sculptures from over the last four years, as well as new works and installations. For Ground; Background hosts works of question, concern and education, in regards to environment, urban relationships to the land, and treaties.

image: Hajlmer Wenstob, for the year of reconcOILation (courtesy of the artist)

LITTLE GEMS HOLIDAY SHOW + SALE
November 28-December 21, 2018

TEKNIQ Victoria

Curated by Paul McNair
15 – 24, 2018

Monday Magazine Photo Show 

November 1 – November 10, 2018

 

Symbol and Language in Art

The Art Centre at Cedar Hill: Main and Cafe Galleries (3220 Cedar Hill Road)
September 20-30, 2018

The Victoria Arts Council in partnership with the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill invites local artists to take part in Art and Language: an Exhibition in Celebration of BC Culture Days 2018! People of all cultures use symbols in art to express ideas, beliefs and realities. Symbolic meaning is often heavily dependent on both lived experience and cultural background. Likewise, words and language have been used in art throughout history to convey ideas or concepts in thought provoking or symbolic ways.

Works by Zebra Art Collective 

May 11- June 1, 2018
636 Fort Street, The Bay Centre

 

Victoria Camera Club Spring Exhibition 

April 19-May 10, 2018
636 Fort Street, The Bay Centre

 

The 18th Annual LOOK Show

March 25- April 15, 2018
Multiple Locations

 

Strong Women, Strong World: A VAC Exhibition in Celebration of International Women’s Day 

March 1-March 11, 2018
The Bay Centre (1150 Douglas Street)

 

Works by Maureen Ness and Arden Rose

Jan 15 – April 16, 2018
Victoria International Airport (1640 Electra Blvd)

 

Works by Ruth Wittenberg

January 9 – April 9, 2017
MLA Carole James’ Office (1084 Fort Street)

 

Works by Nikolay Mingaleev

Jan 9-April 9, 2017
GVPL Saanich Centennial Branch (3110 Tillicum Road)

 

Works by Peter Van Giesen

January 8 – April 9, 2018
GVPL Bruce Hutchison Branch (Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Drive)

 

Victoria College of Art Graduate Show

February 28-March 10, 2018
636 Fort Street, The Bay Centre

 

Two Women, One Man: Works by Hanna Bendtson, Kerry Liggins, Kareen MacPherson and Dominique Chapeau. 

February 1-16, 2018
636 Fort Street, The Bay Centre

 

 

Works by Elfrida Schragen

January 19-Feb 2, 2018
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

 

Slap Happy 2.0 Urban Art Showcase

January 4-14, 2018
636 Fort Street, The Bay Centre

 

Works by Shoni Robertson

December 15, 2017 – January 19, 2018
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

Works by Shannon Lee Rae

Oct 3, 2017 – Jan 9, 2017
GVPL Saanich Centennial Branch (3110 Tillicum Road)

 

Works by Miles van Yperen

Oct 2 2017 – January 8 2018
GVPL Bruce Hutchison Branch (Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Drive)

 

Works by David Hunwick, Gabriele Vicari and Soleil Mannion

December 22-December 26, 2017
636 Fort Street, The Bay Centre

 

Little Gems Holiday Art and Craft Fair 2017

November 23-December 20, 2017
636 Fort Street, The Bay Centre

 

Mike Lathrop: The Feeling of the Place 

November 3-December 15, 2017
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

The 17th Annual Monday Magazine Photo Contest

October 26 – November 11, 2017
Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

 

Works by David and Laurie Ladmore

September 22 – November 3, 2017
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

Disobedient Women: Defiance, Resistance and Creativity: Presented by UVic 

September 21-October 12, 2017

VAC Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

Works by Keith Taylor

July 3-October 2, 2017
GVPL Bruce Hutchison Branch (Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Drive)

 

Arthouse: Works by Elizabeth Litton and Jim Montgomery

August 18-September 22, 2017
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

Studio 216: Four Artists Studio Group – Susan Geddes, Lynda Lombardi, Allan Toews and Jeff Maltby

August 29-September 20, 2017
Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

 

Integrate Arts Festival

August 25- August 27, 2017
Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

 

Works by John Satterberg

July 14 – August 18, 2017
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

Works by Rose Cowles, Peter van Giesen, and Jill Fitz Hirschbold

July 13 – August 17, 2017
VAC Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

 

Works by Sandra Curran

April 4- August 8, 2017
GVPL Saanich Centennial Branch (3110 Tillicum Road)

 

Yeonmi Kim, “Sewstainability”

June 28 – July 7, 2017
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Margaret Dragu, Johanna Householder, and Judith Price, “Liminal Visibility: Choreography Meets Performance on Video”

June 24 – July 13, 2017
VAC Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

 

Camosun College Fine Furniture 2017 Class Exhibition, “A Chair to Remember: Seating in Western Maple”

June 15 – June 27, 2017
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Mid Island Art Group Exhibition, “Artward Bound”

June 14 – July 12, 2017
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

Participating Artists: Melanie Barnes, Dianne Hay, Thea Kovach, Peter Leclerc, Sheena Mccorquodale, and Ludek Sotola.

 

Works by Marie-Pierre Schliewinsky

June 2 – July 14, 2017
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

Spectrum Community School Graduate Art Students, “Growing Pains”

June 1 – June 13, 2017
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Kate Carson and Michelle Winkel, “Polished! 2.0: Second Annual Venetian Plaster Show”

June 1 – June 22, 2017
VAC Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

 

3rd Annual Victoria Arts Council Juried Fine Arts Show, “Art Victoria Now”

May 20 – May 25, 2017
The Atrium Building (800 Yates Street)

 

Award Winners:
2D Art: Mia Watkins’, “Man,” pencil on paper
3D Art: Samantha Dickie’s, “Viveka,” ceramic
Fine Craft: Mike Randall’s, “Bow Lamp,” wood, LEDs
Photography: Natasha Lavdovsky’s,”Moss Chair”
People’s Choice: Jane Michiel’s “Soft Focus,” acrylic

Jurors:
Neil Bosdet, Emily Dobby, Alison Ross, Martin Seggar, Blu Smith, Peter Such, and Michael Warren.

 

1st Annual Victoria Arts Council Juried Youth Show, “Youth Art Now”

May 20 – May 25, 2017
The Atrium Building (800 Yates Street)

Award Winners:
Selena Carpenter’s, “Smoke and Mirrors,” watercolour
Grace Neeson’s, “Ogden Point,” acrylic
Tori Windle, “The Light and the Lamp,” acrylic

Jurors:
Neil Bosdet, Emily Dobby, Alison Ross, Martin Seggar, Blu Smith, Peter Such, and Michael Warren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phyllis Serota’s Studio Group, “Unity in Diversity”

May 17 – May 30, 2017
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

Participating Artists: Phyllis Serota, Susan Corner, Katherine Farris, Judy Kujundzic, Linda Lange, Linda Maasch, Betsy Tumasonis, and Karen Whyte.

 

Arbutus Global Middle School, “Paint Your Mark”

May 17 – May 31, 2017
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Federation of Canadian Artists Victoria Chapter, “Juried Spring Exhibition 2017”

May 13 – May 26, 2017
VAC Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

 

Limelight Youth Art Exhibition

May 3 – May 17, 2017
Cedar Hill Main and Café Galleries (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Victoria College of Art Faculty Show

April 29 – May 11, 2017
VAC Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

 

Priscilla Johann Maurice, “Redrawing Imaginary Lines”

April 24 – July 7, 2017
MLA Carole James’ Office (1084 Fort Street)

 

Caprina Valentine, “Mossome Haida Gwaii”

April 22 – June 2, 2017
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

Victoria College of Art, Third Year Graduation Show 2017

April 19 – May 11, 2017
VAC Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

 

Christine Reimer, “Soliloquy on Canvas: Abstract Expressionist Paintings”

April 19 – May 3, 2017
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Saanich Studio Tours

April 19 – May 3, 2017
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Marie Savage, Michael Haasjes, and Edward Savage, “A Hope in Changing Climate”

April 10 – July 10, 2017
Victoria International Airport (1640 Electra Blvd, Sidney)

 

Works by Anne Bowen

April 5 – April 19, 2017
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

18th Annual LOOK Show

March 25 – April 15, 2017
VAC Fort Street Gallery and interior of The Bay Centre

“Best In” Award Winners 2017:
Best in Painting: Ed Chan’s, “Chill”
Best in Photography: Patricia Tennant’s, “Chinatown Coffee”
Best in 3D: Steven Stairs’, “Partners”
Best in Mixed Media: Alexandra Reid’s, “Thought & Memory – Ruby”
Best in Drawing: Pan Tan’s, “Duet”
Best in Printmaking: David Ladmore’s, “Evocation”
Best in Ceramic: Elizabeth Litton’s, “Rhenguin, Frug and Smoose” trio
Best in Craft: Gera Scott Chandler’s, “Elemental Musings”

 

Best in Show Winners 2017:
Rose Cowles’, “Wellspring”
Gera Scott Chandler’s, “Elemental Musings”
Neil Fatin’s, “Guanajuato”

Sponsor Awards 2017:
Island Blue Art Award: Kathleen McPhail’s, “Hugo or Hobo”
Victoria College of Art Award: Monica Reekie’s, “Cappadocia Home, Turkey”
The Emporium Dragon Alley Award: Flo-Elle Watson’s, “Once Upon a Time”

People’s Choice Award Winners 2017:
Graham Giles’, “Cedar Vessel,” from LOOK venue 1
Rose Cowles,’ “Wellspring,” from LOOK venue 2
Kathleen McPhail’s, “Hugo or Hobo?” from LOOK venue 3

 

Laurel Rossnagel, “Escaping to the Country”

March 22 – April 5, 2017
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

“Embrace Aging”

March 22 – April 19, 2017
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Works by Matt Connelly

March 10 – April 21, 2017
GVPL Central Library (735 Broughton Street)

 

Kevin Finley, “Kevin’s Imagination”

March 8 – March 22, 2017
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

International Women’s Day Exhibition, “Voices of Women Through Canadian History”

March 2 – March 12, 2017
Second level of The Bay Centre

People’s Choice Award Winner 2017:
Rose Cowles’, “Wellspring,” 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah and Robert Amos, “Painting Together”

February 22 – March 22, 2017
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Works by John Satterberg

February 22 – March 8, 2017
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Works by Ava Heydarpour

February 22 – March 8, 2017
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Works by Bill Zuk and Bob Dalton

February 8 – February 22, 2017
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Maureen Ness, “Vancouver Island West Coast Adventures: An Exploration of Our Great Surroundings in Paint”

February 8 – February 22, 2017
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Works by Laurie McDonald

January 27 – March 10, 2017
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

Works by Seb Evans

January 25 – February 8, 2017
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Works by Maureen Ness

January 20 – April 4, 2017
GVPL Saanich Centennial Branch (3110 Tillicum Road)

 

Works by Tanya Hickman

January 18 – April 20, 2017
MLA Carole James’ Office (1084 Fort Street)

 

Works by Brenda Binnie

January 13 – April 7, 2017
MLA Carole James’ Office (1084 Fort Street)

 

Works by Rose Cowles and Peter van Giesen

January 12 – February 15, 2017
VAC Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

 

Lucille Proulx, “Art of Energy – Art of Living”

January 11 – January 25, 2017
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Works by Mitchell Villa

January 11 – January 25, 2017
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Karen Vaillancourt, “Contemporary Art”

January 10 – April 4, 2017
GVPL Saanich Centennial Branch (3110 Tillicum Road)

 

Ilka Bauer, “Botanicals”

January 10 – April 10, 2017
Victoria International Airport (1640 Electra Blvd, Sidney)

 

Francis Sullivan, “Travels with Diana: Further Musings on the Modern Landscape”

January 9 – April 3, 2017
GVPL Bruce Hutchison Branch (4636 Elk Lake Drive)

 

Art House, “Art Happens When We Get Together” 

December 21, 2016 – January 11, 2017
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Works by Anne Hansen

December 16, 2016 – January 27, 2017
GVPL Central Library (735 Broughton Street)

 

Oak Bay Art Club Members Exhibition

December 7 – December 21, 2016
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

“SAORI: Weave Thyself”

November 23 – December 7, 2016
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Little Gems Holiday Art & Craft Exhibition

November 19 – December 18, 2016
VAC Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

 

Works by Kaitlyn Hendry

November 9 – December 7, 2016
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Shoni Robertson, “Pictures in My Mind”

November 4 – December 16, 2016
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

Kathleen Trayner and Dixie MacUisdin, “Interplay: Acrylic & Watercolour Paintings”

October 27 – November 8, 2016
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Bonnie Helm-Northover, “Window”

October 27 – November 8, 2016
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

VAC and Monday Magazine Photo Contest

October 27 – November 12, 2016
VAC Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

“Best In” Award Winners 2016:
Best In Colour: Doug Grant’s, “Zen and the Art of Construction”
Best In Black and White: Bill MacPherson’s, “Espresso”
Best In Express Your Selfie: Maya Bercier’s, “Why Hello There…”
Best In Reality Check: Zachary Doehler’s, “Reveal”
Best In WONDERlust: Ryan Oleschuk’s, “Taipig, Taiwan”
Best In Textural Analysis: David Shelton’s, “Frosty Road, Canadian Autumn”

Prism Imaging Sponsor Award Winners 2016:
Bill MacPherson’s, “Ames”
Nick Salvador’s, “Earth Wind Water Fire”
Lynda Lombardi’s, “VW”

Jurors: David Pollock, Pam Irvine, Laura Dutton, and Mitch Stringer.

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Baskerville, “Broadreach”

October 12 – October 26, 2016
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Faith Livingstone, “Out of My Mind”

October 12 – October 26, 2016
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Works by Peter van Giesen

October 6 – January 9, 2017
GVPL Bruce Hutchison Branch (4636 Elk Lake Drive)

 

Works by Brenda Binnie

October 6, 2016 – January 13, 2017
MLA Carole James’ Office (1084 Fort Street)

 

Works by Brenda Binnie

October 4, 2016 – January 10, 2017
GVPL Saanich Centennial Branch (3110 Tillicum Road)

 

Tom Severson and Friends, “Inspired/Connected”

September 29 – October 11, 2016
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Jackie Primeau, “Fragments: Selected Works 1990-2016” 

September 28 – October 12, 2016
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Gregory Varano, “New York: A Day in New York City” 

September 23 – November 4, 2016
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

Woolly Thyme Rug Hooking Group of Victoria’s Display of Hand-Hooked Rugs

September 1 – September 14, 2016
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Victoria Arts Council Summer End Show

September 1 – September 28, 2016
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Saskia Elias, “Personality Pet Portraits” 

August 17 – August 31, 2016
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Merina Rael, “Looking For Her Man Exhibition” 

August 12 – September 23, 2016
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

Federation of Canadian Artists 75th Anniversary Exhibition

June 22 – July 6, 2016
Cedar Hill Main and Café Galleries (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Camosun College Fine Furniture 2016 Class Graduating Exhibition, “Chairisma: Seating in Western Maple” 

June 9 – June 21, 2016
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Betty Meyers, “Cascade: Waterfalls & Fountains”

June 9 – June 21, 2016
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

4 Art Studio Exhibition

June 7 – August 7, 2016
VAC Fort Street Gallery (636 Fort Street)

Participating Artists: Carol Koebbeman, Anne Bowen, Shoni Robertson, and Peter van Giesen.

 

James Bardy, “Take Me to the River” 

May 25 – June 8, 2016
Cedar Hill Main and Café Galleries (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Works by Marie Pierre Schliewinsky

May 20 – June 30, 2016
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

2nd Annual Victoria Arts Council Juried Fine Arts Show, “Art Victoria Now” 

May 14 – May 23, 2016
The Atrium Building (800 Yates Street)

Award Winners:
2D Art: Lisa Jackson’s, “Ocean Glimpses”
3D Art: Sinan Soykut’s, “Arrhythmic Bloom”
Photography: Gregory Varano’s,”The Shoe Tree”

Award Sponsors:
The Victoria College of Art, Kilshaw’s Auctioneers, and the Ackland/Wershler family

Jurors:
Martin Seggar, Peter Such, Shawn Shepherd, and Maureen Flanagan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liz and Ann Rosemary Conway, “Passages: A Mother and Daughter Art Show”

May 11 – May 25, 2016
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Limelight Youth Artists Exhibition

April 27 – May 11, 2016
Cedar Hill Main and Café Galleries (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Ruth Wittenberg and Jackie Hamilton, “Greater Than the Whole: An Exhibition of the Work of Two Friends” 

April 13 – April 27, 2016
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Works by Patrice Gibson, Maria Miller, and Pamela Wootton

April 11 – July 11, 2016
Victoria International Airport (1640 Electra Blvd, Sidney)

 

Barbara Tolloczko, “Pursuit of Movement” 

April 8 – May 20, 2016
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

Works by Rhonda Usipiuk

April 6 – July 8, 2016
MLA Carole James’ Office (1084 Fort Street)

 

Works by Peter van Giesen

April 4 – July 4, 2016
GVPL Bruce Hutchison Branch (4636 Elk Lake Drive)

 

Ilka Bauer, “Traces”

March 30 – April 13, 2016
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

17th Annual LOOK Show

March 19 – April 10, 2016
Third Level of The Bay Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Embrace Aging Through the Arts and Community” 

March 16 – April 13, 2016
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Susan Geddes, “Contemplations” 

February 26 – April 8, 2016
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

International Women’s Day Exhibition, “Women Hold Up Half The Sky” 

February 25 – March 13, 2016
Third Level of The Bay Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Slaght Studio Group, “Black and White and Grey All Over” 

February 17 – March 2, 2016
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

Participating Artists: Ivan Fraser, Alex Ashby, Danielle Richard, Mary Conley, Allison Brodie, Mary-Ellen Threadkell, and Nancy Slaght.

 

Works by Margaret Hantiuk

January 25 – February 26, 2016
GVPL Central Branch (735 Broughton Street)

 

Susan Purney Mark, “Insert Here: Textile Art” 

January 20 – February 3, 2016
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Works by Jacques Berger

January 20 – February 3, 2016
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Works by Kristi Buchanan and Kate Jones

January 9 – February 1, 2016
The Bay Centre Window Series, Third Level

 

Works by IceBear

January 6 – January 20, 2016
Cedar Hill Main Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Anne Hansen, “Oyster Catchers and Beyond”

January 5 – April 5, 2016
GVPL Saanich Centennial Branch (3110 Tillicum Road)

 

Works by Brenda Binnie

January 3 – April 3, 2016
GVPL Bruce Hutchison Branch (4636 Elk Lake Drive)

 

Elizabeth Litton and Lois Keating Fisher, “Small Acts of Observance”

December 16, 2015 – January 20, 2016
Cedar Hill Café Gallery (3220 Cedar Hill Road)

 

Little Gems Holiday Art & Craft Exhibition

November 26 – December 16, 2015
The Bay Centre (1150 Douglas Street)