Art

Applications are open online until July 4 for mid-career visual artists seeking to become the City of Victoria’s next artist-in-residence. (Black Press Media file photo)

Applications open for next City of Victoria artist-in-residence

Mid-career visual artists can apply online until July 4

Applications are open online until July 4 for mid-career visual artists seeking to become the City of Victoria’s next artist-in-residence. (Black Press Media file photo)
Fabric artist Lynda Morrison, as seen surrounded by her creative images, will showcase her work in the ‘14 Artists by the River’ art exhibit to be held on June 12 in Cedar. (Submitted photo)

‘14 Artists by the River’ to showcase variety of work in Cedar

Art show on June 12 to include food truck and musical performance

Fabric artist Lynda Morrison, as seen surrounded by her creative images, will showcase her work in the ‘14 Artists by the River’ art exhibit to be held on June 12 in Cedar. (Submitted photo)
People take part the 2019 Spirit of the People Powwow at Chilliwack Secondary on Feb. 16, 2019. Youth are being asked “What does being Indigenous mean to you?” as the topic of the National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 Writing and/or Art Contest. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Fraser Valley writing, art contest open to all Indigenous youth in B.C.

Youth asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ as the topic contest

People take part the 2019 Spirit of the People Powwow at Chilliwack Secondary on Feb. 16, 2019. Youth are being asked “What does being Indigenous mean to you?” as the topic of the National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 Writing and/or Art Contest. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A ‘Hidden Messages’ poem applied in hydrophobic material that only appears when wet. This haiku, written by Nanaimo’s poet laureate, Kamal Parmar, was installed along the Haliburton Road multi-use path in late May. (Submitted photo)

City of Nanaimo unveils ‘Hidden Messages’ public art project to encourage physical activity

Project showcases 10 haikus by city’s poet laureate that only appear when wet

A ‘Hidden Messages’ poem applied in hydrophobic material that only appears when wet. This haiku, written by Nanaimo’s poet laureate, Kamal Parmar, was installed along the Haliburton Road multi-use path in late May. (Submitted photo)
Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)

Vancouver Art Gallery soon free for those 18 and under thanks to $1M donation

Free admission to begin July 1 and last until gallery moves to new building in 2027

Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)
Artwork by Métis artist Jean Paul Langlois for Brenda Knights and Jason Bothe’s skateboard brand, Bentwood Skateboards. (Contributed photo)

B.C. couple commissions Indigenous art for skateboards

Brenda Knights and Jason Bothe run initiatives to get Indigenous youths skateboarding

Artwork by Métis artist Jean Paul Langlois for Brenda Knights and Jason Bothe’s skateboard brand, Bentwood Skateboards. (Contributed photo)
FILE - Visitors pose in front of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa in the Louvre museum, Wednesday, May, 19, 2021 in Paris. A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa on Sunday May 29, 2022 at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Man in wig and wheelchair throws cake at glass protecting Mona Lisa

Attack left white smear on the glass but the famous work by Leonardo da Vinci wasn’t damaged

FILE - Visitors pose in front of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa in the Louvre museum, Wednesday, May, 19, 2021 in Paris. A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa on Sunday May 29, 2022 at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 7, 2022 - Artist Paul Butvila photographed with his Alfa Romeo sports car.. Don Denton photograph.

Upon reflection…

West Kelowna artist Paul Butvila finds his niche

  • May 30, 2022
April 7, 2022 - Artist Paul Butvila photographed with his Alfa Romeo sports car.. Don Denton photograph.
Davis Graham, aka Pencil Fingerz, donated this original painting to B.C. Emergency Health Services. (Submitted by BCEHS)

B.C. artist ‘Pencil Fingerz’ donates painting to honour paramedics

Additionally, 5,000 limited edition prints will be made and given to every paramedic in B.C.

Davis Graham, aka Pencil Fingerz, donated this original painting to B.C. Emergency Health Services. (Submitted by BCEHS)
Devin Watson was awarded Best in Show for his wooden plaque titled ‘Interdiluvian’ at the Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show held in Duncan. The arts show can be viewed in-person at the Cowichan Community Centre until May 29. (Photo submitted by Susan Down)

Nanaimo artist wins best-in-show award at Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show

Devin Watson’s piece looks at ways water connects living things

Devin Watson was awarded Best in Show for his wooden plaque titled ‘Interdiluvian’ at the Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show held in Duncan. The arts show can be viewed in-person at the Cowichan Community Centre until May 29. (Photo submitted by Susan Down)
Lia Crowe photo

Life. style.etc.

Leah McDiarmid, Gallerist, Tofino Gallery of Contemporary Art

  • May 20, 2022
Lia Crowe photo
The 1964 painting Shot Sage Blue Marilyn by Andy Warhol is carried in Christie’s showroom in New York City on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The auction house predicts it will sell for $200 million on Monday, becoming the most expensive 20th-century artwork to sell at auction. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Warhol’s ‘Marilyn nabs $195M in auction, most ever for US artist

Unnamed buyer made the purchase Monday night through Christie’s auction house in New York

The 1964 painting Shot Sage Blue Marilyn by Andy Warhol is carried in Christie’s showroom in New York City on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The auction house predicts it will sell for $200 million on Monday, becoming the most expensive 20th-century artwork to sell at auction. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
‘Old Growth Forest’ by Dyane Brown, one of the five artists showing at the the Garden Studio in Nanaimo on May 7-8. (Photo submitted)
‘Old Growth Forest’ by Dyane Brown, one of the five artists showing at the the Garden Studio in Nanaimo on May 7-8. (Photo submitted)
Maynard Johnny Jr. looks over the Salish Heron at BC Ferries Fleet Maintenance Unit in Richmond. (Photo by BC Ferries)

Scope of Salish Heron ferry design captivates artist

Seeing the final product for the first time inspiring

Maynard Johnny Jr. looks over the Salish Heron at BC Ferries Fleet Maintenance Unit in Richmond. (Photo by BC Ferries)
The work of Ella Plumley will be shown alongside eight other artists in the first Spring Art Show at Hudson’s Bay in Nanaimo on April 30. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo artists combine efforts for Spring Art Show fundraiser

One-day event benefiting Haven Society to be held April 30

The work of Ella Plumley will be shown alongside eight other artists in the first Spring Art Show at Hudson’s Bay in Nanaimo on April 30. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
The artwork of Joel Prevost, left, and Darcy Johnson, right, will be displayed in the ‘Encoded Forms’ exhibit at the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio in Nanaimo from from April 22 until May 1. (Photos submitted)

Sculptors holding joint exhibit in Nanaimo

‘Encoded Forms’ can be viewed until May 1 at the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio

The artwork of Joel Prevost, left, and Darcy Johnson, right, will be displayed in the ‘Encoded Forms’ exhibit at the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio in Nanaimo from from April 22 until May 1. (Photos submitted)
Sue Williams of DuckWilli Designs is one of the artists who will be featured as part of the Spring Art Tour in Ladysmith, Chemainus, Cedar and Yellow Point this coming weekend, April 22-24. (Photo submitted)
Sue Williams of DuckWilli Designs is one of the artists who will be featured as part of the Spring Art Tour in Ladysmith, Chemainus, Cedar and Yellow Point this coming weekend, April 22-24. (Photo submitted)
Diyan Achjadi adjusts a pop-up element of one of her pieces being shown at her ‘Carried Through the Water’ exhibition at the Nanaimo Art Gallery starting Friday, April 15. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Pictures tell stories at new exhibition at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Diyan Achjadi’s ‘Carried Through the Water’ will be shown from April 15-June 26

Diyan Achjadi adjusts a pop-up element of one of her pieces being shown at her ‘Carried Through the Water’ exhibition at the Nanaimo Art Gallery starting Friday, April 15. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital weeks after being donated

Bronze artwork went missing from outside the Oak Street entrance on April 3

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
February 11, 2022 - Photographer Kate Seaborne holds a teacup in an Oak Bay back alley for a Tea With feature.  Don Denton photo

Tea with photographer Kate Seaborne

Artist creates Oak Bay Back Alley photo series

  • Apr 1, 2022
February 11, 2022 - Photographer Kate Seaborne holds a teacup in an Oak Bay back alley for a Tea With feature.  Don Denton photo
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