Art

Nadia Rieger restocks some of the art supplies at the Crows Nest Artist Collective. Their move to stocking more art supplies over the course of the pandemic was a response to increased demand, which she thinks shows people have been turning to creating art to cope with mental health struggles due to lockdowns and restrictions on other activities. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Islanders using art to conquer COVID blues

It seems people have been turning to their creative sides to stay mentally and emotionally healthy

 

Chris Bullock, Parksville artist, stands next to his ‘Mermother’ series, on display at the McMillan Arts Centre until Feb. 29. Bullock himself will be at the MAC from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Saturday until the end of the month. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville artist Chris Bullock’s unique illustrations on display

‘I’m heavily influenced by old comic book styles from the 1950s’

 

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 ‘

 

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)
“Chesterman Beach Before the Storm” by Chuck Burdick is one of the pieces that will be on exhibit at the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show, Feb. 4-27. Photo supplied

Members take centre stage at next Comox art gallery show

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery open three days a week

  • Feb 3, 2021
“Chesterman Beach Before the Storm” by Chuck Burdick is one of the pieces that will be on exhibit at the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show, Feb. 4-27. Photo supplied
<em>Chinook Salmon: Breaking Through</em> by B.C.’s Mark Hobson was selected among 13 entries as the winner of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Salmon Stamp Competition.
<em>Chinook Salmon: Breaking Through</em> by B.C.’s Mark Hobson was selected among 13 entries as the winner of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Salmon Stamp Competition.
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)
Sara Lopez Assu says she’s relatively happy with how the Campbell River Art Gallery team managed to weather the storm that was 2020. File Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Art Gallery director reflects on ‘maybe our hardest year ever’

‘It would be easy to look back and be disappointed … but that’s not going to get us anywhere’

Sara Lopez Assu says she’s relatively happy with how the Campbell River Art Gallery team managed to weather the storm that was 2020. File Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
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)
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)
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)
Sharon Lam has been using art to heal since her mother passed away from cancer in December 2019. (Courtesy of Sharon Lam)

Saanich artist uses drawing to heal from mother’s death

Sharon Lam launched her art business in September

Sharon Lam has been using art to heal since her mother passed away from cancer in December 2019. (Courtesy of Sharon Lam)
Sammie Gillan-Kennedy found out she is expecting baby number three this year. (Courtesy of Sammie Gillan-Kennedy)

GALLERY: Celebrating the successes during a trying year

Greater Victoria 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)
The Campbell River Art Gallery has been transformed into a Fine Arts Sale until Dec. 22, featuring work from artists from all over Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Campbell River Art Gallery

Campbell River Art Gallery transformed into Fine Arts Sale until Dec. 22

Sale made up of ‘thoughtfully selected, high quality fine art’ by Vancouver Island artists

The Campbell River Art Gallery has been transformed into a Fine Arts Sale until Dec. 22, featuring work from artists from all over Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Campbell River Art Gallery
Grade 4 student Ella Baxter-Mohrmann (left), vice-principal Georgie Walker and Lyla Wiltse show the artwork that their Sangster Elementary class created to spread positivity in Colwood. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Colwood elementary students pin artwork to school fence to spread positivity

Artwork free to take for passersby at Sangster Elementary

Grade 4 student Ella Baxter-Mohrmann (left), vice-principal Georgie Walker and Lyla Wiltse show the artwork that their Sangster Elementary class created to spread positivity in Colwood. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
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

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Photographed pre-pandemic, Lizzie Snow and Roy Henry Vickers unite creative minds to produce a truly unique work of art. (Paul Levy Photo and Casandra Katter photo)

Roy Henry Vickers and Lizzie Snow release second collaborative artwork

“What an honour to be able to hear his stories about First Nations culture, symbolism and rituals.”

Photographed pre-pandemic, Lizzie Snow and Roy Henry Vickers unite creative minds to produce a truly unique work of art. (Paul Levy Photo and Casandra Katter photo)
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)
Stephen Laidlaw, prepator with Nanaimo Art Gallery, hangs a photograph of Anna Wong, a B.C. print maker whose works are on display at the gallery. The exhibit 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

Stephen Laidlaw, prepator with Nanaimo Art Gallery, hangs a photograph of Anna Wong, a B.C. print maker whose works are on display at the gallery. The exhibit opens Friday, Dec. 4, and runs until Feb. 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)