Art

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)
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)
The City of Campbell River sits on the shore of Discovery Passage and is back by the mountains of central Vancouver Island and Strathcona Park.

Livening, beautifying downtown Campbell River has to deal with elephant in the room

Homelessness and unpleasant behaviour downtown taints any effort to encourage visitors

The City of Campbell River sits on the shore of Discovery Passage and is back by the mountains of central Vancouver Island and Strathcona Park.
The Township Community Art Council is auctioning off ‘Community,’ a painting created by three of this year’s artists in residence, to fundraise for the council’s youth mentorship program. Bids are being accepted until May 6. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘Community’ on the auction block in support of Esquimalt youth program

The painting was created by artists in residence with the Township Community Arts Council

The Township Community Art Council is auctioning off ‘Community,’ a painting created by three of this year’s artists in residence, to fundraise for the council’s youth mentorship program. Bids are being accepted until May 6. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The ACH Awards in Saanich are an opportunity to celebrate outstanding achievements made by creative individuals and groups. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich arts, culture and heritage awards open for nominations

Public invited to submit a nominees for the creative awards up until May 25

The ACH Awards in Saanich are an opportunity to celebrate outstanding achievements made by creative individuals and groups. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Curb Appeal installation on Earl Grey Street in Saanich invites neighbours to sit down and enjoy a fairy tea party. (Photo courtesy of Sandee Legh)

Resident art installations aim to add Curb Appeal in Saanich’s Gorge-Tillicum

Event calls on residents to create yard art displays for all to enjoy

A Curb Appeal installation on Earl Grey Street in Saanich invites neighbours to sit down and enjoy a fairy tea party. (Photo courtesy of Sandee Legh)
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)
North Island College fine arts student Kat Cearns’s oil painting on canvas,<em> I Wish I Knew,</em> will be on display at the Art Event, along with a diverse range of work from students in all of the fine art disciplines. Admission is free and everyone is invited; all ages are welcome.

North Island College hosting fine arts studio tours and art event

Event kicks off on April 22 at the Raven and Shadbolt Studios on NIC’s Comox Valley campus

North Island College fine arts student Kat Cearns’s oil painting on canvas,<em> I Wish I Knew,</em> will be on display at the Art Event, along with a diverse range of work from students in all of the fine art disciplines. Admission is free and everyone is invited; all ages are welcome.
West Shore Parks and Recreation is putting out a call for Highlands artists to create artwork for its new Juan de Fuca Childcare Centre. (Courtesy West Shore Parks and Recreation)

Highlands-based artists sought to help decorate new childcare centre

West Shore Parks and Recreation looks to decorate facility with five art pieces

West Shore Parks and Recreation is putting out a call for Highlands artists to create artwork for its new Juan de Fuca Childcare Centre. (Courtesy West Shore Parks and Recreation)
Artist Logan Ford, leasing agent for Rockslide Studio, works on a piece at the grassroots arts organization’s new home at 780 Blanshard St. Rockslide supports artists in the region by providing affordable studio and showcase space. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Victoria arts hub open house to showcase variety of styles

Rockslide Studio Gallery hosting public April 23 at new downtown home

Artist Logan Ford, leasing agent for Rockslide Studio, works on a piece at the grassroots arts organization’s new home at 780 Blanshard St. Rockslide supports artists in the region by providing affordable studio and showcase space. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
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)
Christine Reimer has been a practising artist for over 40 years and will soon have her most recent works on display at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill in Saanich. (Photo christinereimer.ca)

New colourful art exhibit coming to Saanich’s Cedar Hill Rec Centre

Art Centre at Cedar Hill features works by Christine Reimer, April 19 to May 9

Christine Reimer has been a practising artist for over 40 years and will soon have her most recent works on display at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill in Saanich. (Photo christinereimer.ca)
Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)
Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)

Graduating visual arts students prepare for year-end exhibit at UVic

Opening night April 14, exhibit on display to public through April 24

Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)
Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)
Police are looking for Sooke Harbour by E.J. Hughes after it was stolen from a Victoria art gallery. Anyone who has seen the piece is asked to contact the department. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)

Drawing valued at $6,500 stolen from Victoria art gallery

Artwork believed to be stolen last summer but theft wasn’t discovered until February

Police are looking for Sooke Harbour by E.J. Hughes after it was stolen from a Victoria art gallery. Anyone who has seen the piece is asked to contact the department. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)
Megan Seel (left) and her dad Jim Lord at the maker’s market in Lord’s home that he shares with his partner Kari Frazer. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Megan Seel (left) and her dad Jim Lord at the maker’s market in Lord’s home that he shares with his partner Kari Frazer. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
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
Sue Pyper and her octopus creation. Photo supplied

Courtenay artist creates images on sustainably harvested wood

Sue Pyper draws inspiration from the peace and serenity of the Comox Valley

Sue Pyper and her octopus creation. Photo supplied
Artist and teacher Suvreet Juhal and District of Saanich community arts specialist Brenda Weatherston create ceramics together at the Cedar Hill Arts Centre. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

BIPOC youth ceramics workshop coming to Saanich

Free workshop offered to youth of colour to explore culture and diversity

Artist and teacher Suvreet Juhal and District of Saanich community arts specialist Brenda Weatherston create ceramics together at the Cedar Hill Arts Centre. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)