For the second year in a row a Nanaimo artist group is turning to the internet to host its biggest show of the year.
From Nov. 5 to 26 the Nanaimo chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists is holding its annual juried Fine Art Show online.
The show features 28 paintings by 15 artists, mostly nature scenes and colourful abstracts. That sum is down from the 80 paintings shown last year. Art show chairperson Brenda Brown said the reduced number of entries is due to members being “discouraged with the uncertainty” around COVID-19. She did note, however, that most of the 39 entries were accepted into the show.
Artists Joane Moran, Rory MacDonald and Trudy Broadley finished in first, second and third place, respectively, this year for their pieces Abbey’s Roses, Emergence and November Night Lights. MacDonald finished first last year for his piece Wetlands.
This year’s Honourable Mentions went to Sharon Lough for Nesting, Dan Telosky for Calvert Island Beach and Eunmi Conacher for Explore Pacific.
WHAT’S ON … Nanaimo FCA Fine Art Show takes place from Nov. 5 to 26. The exhibition can be viewed here.