Monday, January 23, 2017

Open Action performing at the Fifty Fifty Arts Collective - Jan.2017

Pulp & Process II at Madrona Gallery

Meghan Hildebrand, The Scarf, 26 x 40, Watercolour

February 4 - 18, 2017
Pulp + Process II
Opening Reception: Feb. 4, 1-4pm

Madrona Gallery is pleased to present Pulp & Process, an exhibition of contemporary Canadian art on paper.  Artists featured in the show include Meghan Hildebrand, Morgana Wallace, Luke Ramsey,  Megan Dulcie Dill, David Antonides, Shuvinai Ashoona, Tim Pitsiulak and Ningeokuluk Teevee.  The exhibition will celebrate the medium of paper and the diversity of approaches and styles it allows.

Virginia Errick, Words, Anne Kirkaldy at Martin Batchelor Gallery

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Janis Blyth - January 2017 - Artist of the month

paradise found
A little spiritual help need it 

Janis Blyth's art captures the energy, humour and soul of the themes she paints. Strong colour and statement reflecting life's journey bounce off her canvas'. There is a vitality and spirit of the people as they interact with one another or with the elements of nature in the art.

     Janis worked in fashion retail after graduating from Uvic with a Fine Arts Degree. This influenced some of her creativity using pattern and layering of paint which was similar to the build up of fabrics and textures of the clothing. While raising her family in Vancouver, Janis participated in numerous group and solo shows. Moving to the Okanagan in 2010, she embraced the wine industry and it's people into her artwork. Showing in different wineries and meeting tourists, Janis' art flourished. The pull towards family however brought Janis and her husband back to the island.

     Acrylic and gouache are her favoured mediums. Janis is a member of the Gage Gallery- Arts Collective in Oak Bay.

well balanced

Monday, January 2, 2017

Jessica Jean Kuyper at Xchanges gallery and Studios

This Place is a show about connecting with our surroundings and asking where it is we belong within them. Often are we so distracted by the demands of responsibilities and by our personal devices, that in those spare moments when we are still the mind draws in and begins to observe the world around. With the use of a camera, Kuyper tries to capture the curiosities and mundanity of the everyday that is discovered within those quiet moments. However, it is within the process of drawing that the limitless stories and meanings of these inspired moments are revealed.

Opening Reception: Friday January 6th - 7-9pm

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Joe Coffey / Joe Fafard at Winchester Galleries

Joe Coffey: Symbiosis


Joe Fafard: Creatures Great and Small

 Dec. 1 to 23, 2016- Winchester Galleries - Oak Bay Ave. 

opening Dec. 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm