The Nanaimo chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists presents an exhibition at the Waterfront Gallery in Ladysmith from April 19 to 28. (Photos submitted)

45 Nanaimo-area artists showing their work in Ladysmith

Nanaimo chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists holds spring show

The Nanaimo chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists is holding its first show of the year at the Waterfront Gallery in Ladysmith.

Seventy-five paintings by 45 artists from the Nanaimo area will be on display.

“It will be a big show,” chapter president Claudia Lohmann said. “And it’s really everything from abstract through portraits, landscapes … all the different mediums from our members.”

This is the second time the Nanaimo FCA is holding an exhibition at the Waterfront Gallery. Lohmann said it serves as an unjuried counterpart to the group’s yearly Fine Art Show, meaning it is more accessible to members.

Members were instructed to show new work that has yet to be displayed anywhere else.

Lohmann will be presenting a pair of paintings using art resin, which gives the works a glossy finish. It’s a new technique she’s been learning.

“I always want to try and experiment,” she said. “I’m not an artist who is doing just one thing. It’s way too interesting what you can do.”

This year’s show coincides with the Spring Art Tour taking place at venues across Cedar, Yellow Point, Ladysmith and Chemainus from April 19 to 21.

Fifteen galleries and studios, including the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, are taking part in the event.

Lohmann said she hopes the tour will help lead to a greater turnout for the art show.

WHAT’S ON … The Nanaimo chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists presents its second annual showcase and art sale at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery from April 19 to 28. Opening reception on April 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information about the Spring Art Tour, visit www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com.



arts@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

arts@nanaimobulletin.com

Just Posted

First cruise ship of the season docks in Nanaimo

Silversea’s Silver Muse makes port call

Motorcyclist injured in crash on old Island Highway

Accident happened at Dorman Road intersection at 11 a.m. Sunday

Community checks out tons of trucks

Touch a Truck happened at Nanaimo North Town Centre today, June 16

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools passes $164.3M budget

School district decides against reducing number of community school coordinators

Hospice gets some help thanks to community hike

Nanaimo Community Hospice Society’s Hike for Hospice was held Saturday at Westwood Lake

Community checks out tons of trucks

Touch a Truck happened at Nanaimo North Town Centre today, June 16

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Every cigarette and lottery ticket stolen from Parksville’s Log Cabin General Store

Break-in, theft occurred late on June 10 or early June 11

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

Suspect arrested following gunpoint robbery in Qualicum Beach

Stop and Shop Grocery was robbed June 5; man now in custody

Vancouver Island Chamber Music Festival comes to Nanaimo

Performances to take place over two days at St. Paul’s Anglican Church

Truck loaded with culverts tips over on highway exit in Nanaimo

Crash blocks northbound access to Trans Canada Highway from Duke Point Highway

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Most Read