Art

Snuneymuxw artist Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun is among the artists participating in the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Rain Shadow exhibit. His piece, ‘We Fell from the Sky/Together and Apart,’ depicts a Snuneymuxw creation story. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibit explores the ways people think about place

‘Rain Shadow’ features work mostly by Vancouver Island and Gulf Island artists

Snuneymuxw artist Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun is among the artists participating in the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Rain Shadow exhibit. His piece, ‘We Fell from the Sky/Together and Apart,’ depicts a Snuneymuxw creation story. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Among the more than 100 works on display in Squared – The Art Show are ‘Hummingbirds among Flowers’ by Colleen Marana, ‘On its way out’ by Stephen Cole, ‘Somebody Loves You’ by Sandra Bowers, ‘I Cea You 2’ by Dar Mace, ‘Scrapling Rising’ by Laurie and Chris Jacobson and ‘Labyrinth’ by Rita Blom (clockwise from top-left). (Photos courtesy the artists)

Artists stick to square canvases only in Gabriola exhibition

More than 110 works on display in ‘Squared – The Art Show ‘

Among the more than 100 works on display in Squared – The Art Show are ‘Hummingbirds among Flowers’ by Colleen Marana, ‘On its way out’ by Stephen Cole, ‘Somebody Loves You’ by Sandra Bowers, ‘I Cea You 2’ by Dar Mace, ‘Scrapling Rising’ by Laurie and Chris Jacobson and ‘Labyrinth’ by Rita Blom (clockwise from top-left). (Photos courtesy the artists)
Nanoose painter Pat Palmer presents her latest exhibit, Arbutus Deconstructed, at Art 10 Gallery until the end of February. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Nanoose painter presents arbutus-inspired exhibit at Art 10 Gallery

Pat Palmer’s ‘Arbutus Deconstructed’ on display through February

Nanoose painter Pat Palmer presents her latest exhibit, Arbutus Deconstructed, at Art 10 Gallery until the end of February. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)

Indigenous B.C. children invited to enter ‘gratitude’ art contest

What are you thankful for? Gratitude Art Contest ask kids to express it via art

The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)
Gabriola Island-based artist Elizabeth Shefrin has started a daily comic strip series to cheer people up and raise money for charity. (Photo submitted)

Gabriola Island artist raising money for charity with daily comic strip series

Elizabeth Shefrin has raised $2,300 for food banks on Gabriola and beyond

Gabriola Island-based artist Elizabeth Shefrin has started a daily comic strip series to cheer people up and raise money for charity. (Photo submitted)
Junior Code members Stephanie Mollins, Ava Hornby, Tori Djakovic, Laryssa Macdonald-Zuloaga and Oliver Mollins (from left) created the new outdoor art installation, ‘Otherworlds.’ (Chris Bush/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo youths create colourful ‘Otherworlds’ characters for public art display

Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Junior Code program showing paintings downtown

Junior Code members Stephanie Mollins, Ava Hornby, Tori Djakovic, Laryssa Macdonald-Zuloaga and Oliver Mollins (from left) created the new outdoor art installation, ‘Otherworlds.’ (Chris Bush/The News Bulletin)
Maffeo Sutton Park’s Spirit Square is one location being considered as the site of a new welcome pole. (News Bulletin photo)

Welcoming totem pole coming to Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park

Project being done with support of Snuneymuxw First Nation, Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre

Maffeo Sutton Park’s Spirit Square is one location being considered as the site of a new welcome pole. (News Bulletin photo)
Designs by local artists Robert Plante and Amy Pye (from left) adorned street banners for the past two years. (Photos submitted)

City of Nanaimo asking for street banner designs

This year’s theme asks artists to imagine what Nanaimo might look like in 100 years

Designs by local artists Robert Plante and Amy Pye (from left) adorned street banners for the past two years. (Photos submitted)
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)
Nanoose Bay artist Kelly Corbett’s upcoming exhibition, Extent, features paintings including <em>Reverie</em>, <em>Release</em> and <em>Threshold</em> (clockwise from left). (Photos courtesy Kelly Corbett)

Nanoose Bay artists brings B.C. landscapes to new gallery show in Qualicum Beach

Painter Kelly Corbett presents scenes from Vancouver Island and beyond in ‘Extent’

Nanoose Bay artist Kelly Corbett’s upcoming exhibition, Extent, features paintings including <em>Reverie</em>, <em>Release</em> and <em>Threshold</em> (clockwise from left). (Photos courtesy Kelly Corbett)
Sammie Gillan-Kennedy found out she is expecting baby number three this year. (Courtesy of Sammie Gillan-Kennedy)

GALLERY: British Columbians celebrate triumphs during a trying year

Residents share some positive news from a year dominated by COVID-19

Sammie Gillan-Kennedy found out she is expecting baby number three this year. (Courtesy of Sammie Gillan-Kennedy)
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)
Last week Nanaimo artist Sean Anderson drew a mural on a wall in the lobby of the Bowen Park Activity Centre. (Photo courtesy Julie Bevan)

Nanaimo artist creates mural, colouring pages inspired by Bowen Park

Sean Anderson said project aims to spur interest in park’s wildlife and nature

Last week Nanaimo artist Sean Anderson drew a mural on a wall in the lobby of the Bowen Park Activity Centre. (Photo courtesy Julie Bevan)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

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Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Glass artist Hollie St. Jean, jeweller Karin Schieber and wildlife painter Patricia Mansell (from left) present ‘3 Artists, 3 Mediums’ at Art 10 Gallery until the end of January. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Painter, glass artist and jeweller share spotlight at Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery

Patricia Mansell, Hollie St. Jean and Karin Schieber present ‘3 Artists, 3 Mediums’

Glass artist Hollie St. Jean, jeweller Karin Schieber and wildlife painter Patricia Mansell (from left) present ‘3 Artists, 3 Mediums’ at Art 10 Gallery until the end of January. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Jesse Birch, Nanaimo Art Gallery curator, hangs a print by B.C. artist Anna Wong. An exhibit of 70 of the artist’s works 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

Jesse Birch, Nanaimo Art Gallery curator, hangs a print by B.C. artist Anna Wong. An exhibit of 70 of the artist’s works opens Friday, Dec. 4, and runs until Feb. 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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)
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)
‘Wetlands’ by Rory MacDonald, ‘The Inner Workings of My Mind’ by Claudia Lohmann and ‘Making for the Cut’ by Jo-Anne Revell (cropped, from left) took the top three awards in the 2020 Nanaimo Fine Art Show. The full images will be displayed online from Nov. 6 to 27. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo Fine Art Show to be held online due to COVID-19

Federation of Canadian Artists Nanaimo chapter to showcase variety of local art

‘Wetlands’ by Rory MacDonald, ‘The Inner Workings of My Mind’ by Claudia Lohmann and ‘Making for the Cut’ by Jo-Anne Revell (cropped, from left) took the top three awards in the 2020 Nanaimo Fine Art Show. The full images will be displayed online from Nov. 6 to 27. (Photos submitted)