Monday, December 1, 2014

Caitlin Ambery – December 2014 – Artist of the Month

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“When the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art”
- Leonardo Da Vinci 

Painting is the means to which I enter deep within myself and nourish a source of creative expression. Movement, light and colour reveal my passion for sharing the profound beauty and sacredness of life, with its complexity, mystery and hidden truths. The addition of people into my images encourage a sense of pilgrimage. The human condition seeking, searching and hungering for deeper relationships with creation, creator and each another.

Layer upon layer my paintings emerge. Often my images will become quite dark, upon which I then wash sections of paint away in order to reveal portions of light within the initial layers. As leonard Cohen said “There is a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in”

A desire for my art is that it may represent light entering creation, for luminosity within creation to be seen with new eyes, and for the spirit of God to be fully within and throughout all of existence.

Caitlin Ambery
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

20th Anniversary Group Show at West End gallery

Please join us for our 20th anniversary exhibition in Victoria!

It is with gratitude, satisfaction and excitement that we are celebrating our 20th anniversary in Victoria, BC.  We want to thank our loyal clientele, as well as our family of artists, many of whom have been with us since our beginnings in the west end of Edmonton.  We also want to recognize the commitment of our longtime staff members Amy and Cole, also celebrating six years with the gallery and would like to welcome our new staff member Kristi.

For twenty years our gallery has grown and expanded - maintaining and acquiring an impressive stable of renowned, contemporary Canadian artists - many internationally recognized and considered important acquisitions to dedicated collectors.

To commemorate our anniversary milestone, we have organized a special group show.  Our participating artists have been commissioned to submit one major piece of fine art to commemorate our 20th Anniversary Exhibition.

Join us for the opening reception Saturday November 22 from 1 pm to 4 pm.  All artwork is subject to pre-sale and is visible on our website.  Please direct all artwork inquiries to our Victoria gallery 877.388.0009 or via e-mail

Cedar Hill Studio Artists Holliday Sale

Back in time for the holidays, for the first time in the new Arts Centre! Come find unique art, pottery and ceramics by studio artists and artisans. Come early as these beautiful one of a kind creations go quickly!
For more information, visit our website: or phone 250 475-7121.

  The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill 
 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

Brian MacDonald at Open Space

Artist’s Talk: Friday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m. 
Opening with a musical performance by Thomas Shields: Friday, November 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Videopsychotherapy is an interactive video, which has been designed to identify psychological problems and disorders. The participant will be guided through three stages of testing, followed by a personalized diagnosis. By harnessing the powerful properties of video, the appropriate Video Art Therapy treatment will be administered to alleviate symptoms and begin the healing process...

Program supporters: British Columbia Arts Council, Province of British Columbia Community Gaming Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Capital Regional District, City of Victoria, Victoria Foundation, Royal Roads University.
Presented by: Open Space

Arlene Nesbitt and Kent Laforme at Gage gallery

Opening reception Fri. Nov. 21, 7 - 9 pm, show continuing to - Dec. 11,
Artist Talks, Thurs. Nov. 27, 7 pm.
"Temporal Landmarks", Arlene Nesbitt, water colour and mixed media landscapes from life's travels with experiential landmarks appearing as discarded and unrecognizable material and Kent Laforme, sculptures in surviving stone that offer us a glimpse back in time, as well as a look at the road ahead 
Gage Gallery 2031 Oak Bay Avenue.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Luis Merino - New Paintings at St. Andrew Square

Mayoreak Ashoona at Madrona Gallery

Naoko Takenouchi at the Avenue gallery

Naoko Takenouchi
Nov. 14 to 21, 2014 

Arts and Industry Open House 2014 - Rock Bay Square

Small Treasures at the Coast Collective gallery - 2014

New Works by Members of the Wednesday Group at the Selkirk gallery

Oak Bay Artists' Studio Tour - Fall 2014

Plenty of Art at Cenote Restaurant and Lounge