Visual Arts

Visitors admire artists’ work at last year’s Bowker Creek Brush Up. This summer’s 17th annual outdoor show and sale happens Aug. 14 and feature artists of varying ages. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bowker Creek welcomes young talent for 17th Brush Up in Oak Bay

Oak Bay show and sale Aug. 14 features all-ages artists, youth musicians

 

Arts and Music in the Gardens takes over the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific in Saanich on Aug. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Courtesy of Horticulture Centre of the Pacific)

Arts and Music in the Gardens returning to HCP in Saanich

Horticulture centre hosting family-friendly festival for a 26th year, Aug. 6 and 7

 

Visitors to Colwood’s Wickheim Park have a new piece of public art to enjoy thanks to local artist Linda Simrose. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Tucked-away Colwood park gets new piece of public art

New reproduced painting by Linda Simrose graces the south side of Lagoon Market

 

The Blue Ridge theatre in Quadra Village now has a bright and colourful new mural thanks to artist Tasha Diamant. (Courtesy of Tasha Diamant)

Victoria’s Blue Bridge Theatre spruced up with new mural

Artist Tasha Diamant wanted to show the theatre in turbulent times

The Blue Ridge theatre in Quadra Village now has a bright and colourful new mural thanks to artist Tasha Diamant. (Courtesy of Tasha Diamant)
Artists Paul Redchurch and Patricia Hindmarch-Watson show their work that hangs as banners throughout Oak Bay Village (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Local artists bring beach beauty, colour to Oak Bay Avenue

Business Improvement Association summer banners line the village

Artists Paul Redchurch and Patricia Hindmarch-Watson show their work that hangs as banners throughout Oak Bay Village (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Dorothy Wing, left, and Myrtle Peters, residents at Revera Parkwood Place on Shelbourne Street, stand with some of theirs and other resident artworks. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Artists at Saanich retirement community reflect on a lifetime of inspiration

Dorothy Wing and Myrtle Peters have been painting since childhood

Dorothy Wing, left, and Myrtle Peters, residents at Revera Parkwood Place on Shelbourne Street, stand with some of theirs and other resident artworks. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Screenshot from The Ground That Mends, a stop-motion video from University of Victoria fine arts PhD alumna Connie Michele Morey, featured in Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures, opening June 25 at UVic’s Legacy Art Gallery at Yates and Broad streets. (Connie Michele Morey/Courtesy UVic)

Power of the forest comes through in new UVic gallery exhibition

Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures opens June 25 at Legacy Downtown gallery

Screenshot from The Ground That Mends, a stop-motion video from University of Victoria fine arts PhD alumna Connie Michele Morey, featured in Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures, opening June 25 at UVic’s Legacy Art Gallery at Yates and Broad streets. (Connie Michele Morey/Courtesy UVic)
The District of Saanich is looking for artists to help create murals in Beckwith and Layritz parks and the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Artists wanted for Saanich community canvas mural project

Art pieces planned for Beckwith, Layritz parks; Cedar Hill Recreation Centre

The District of Saanich is looking for artists to help create murals in Beckwith and Layritz parks and the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Participating artists in this weekend’s 2022 Fernwood Art Stroll gather to collect their direction signs and have a chat. (Ferwood Art Stroll/Instagram)

Fernwood Art Stroll in Victoria brings creativity to the community

Free, largely outdoor event happens June 11 and 12

Participating artists in this weekend’s 2022 Fernwood Art Stroll gather to collect their direction signs and have a chat. (Ferwood Art Stroll/Instagram)
St. Michaels University School student Giang Tran poses in one of the school’s art rooms with a collection of her works, some of which will be on exhibit at the upcoming Limelight Youth Art Exhibition and Showcase at the arts centre at Cedar Hill. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Region’s high school artists step into the Limelight for Saanich show

Student art exhibition on June 1 to 20 at Cedar Hill, free reception set for June 3

St. Michaels University School student Giang Tran poses in one of the school’s art rooms with a collection of her works, some of which will be on exhibit at the upcoming Limelight Youth Art Exhibition and Showcase at the arts centre at Cedar Hill. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Ashley Howe, executive director of SUPPLY Victoria, and the North Park Neighbourhood Association host a family friendly crafting celebration at the Vancouver Street plaza this Saturday (May 28). (Courtesy SUPPLY Victoria)

Victoria’s free arts supply centre hosting wrapup crafting party May 28

SUPPLY Victoria to pop up in larger location at 750 Fairfield Rd. this summer

Ashley Howe, executive director of SUPPLY Victoria, and the North Park Neighbourhood Association host a family friendly crafting celebration at the Vancouver Street plaza this Saturday (May 28). (Courtesy SUPPLY Victoria)
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)
Artist Tanya Bub sits on a bench with her sculpture of a man she calls Arthur Heart, along with a small dog. Similar works will be on display at her Art for Good fundraiser exhibit at the Gage Gallery May 10 to 29. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Victoria artist to donate portion of driftwood sculpture sales to animal cause

Driftwood dog display in May at Victoria gallery raising cash for BC SPCA

Artist Tanya Bub sits on a bench with her sculpture of a man she calls Arthur Heart, along with a small dog. Similar works will be on display at her Art for Good fundraiser exhibit at the Gage Gallery May 10 to 29. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
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)
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)
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)
Art pieces produced by some of the members of Fibres and Beyond include (from left) a jacket by Gail Erickson; Whispers, a doll by Linda Danielson, and Kusaki Zome, Misty forest by Elizabeth Tanner. (Courtesy of Fibres and Beyond)

Fibres and Beyond celebrates 20 years of shows with Metchosin exhibition

The textile artists group has been meeting every month since 2002

Art pieces produced by some of the members of Fibres and Beyond include (from left) a jacket by Gail Erickson; Whispers, a doll by Linda Danielson, and Kusaki Zome, Misty forest by Elizabeth Tanner. (Courtesy of Fibres and Beyond)
James Bardy is a Saanich-based artist and occupational therapist whose art will be on display at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre beginning Feb. 15. (Photo courtesy of James Bardy)

Saanich artist exhibition doubles as fundraiser for people with disabilities in Nepal

Cedar Hill Recreation Centre displaying James Bardy’s work starting Feb. 15

James Bardy is a Saanich-based artist and occupational therapist whose art will be on display at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre beginning Feb. 15. (Photo courtesy of James Bardy)
Window Wanderland is taking place in James Bay from Feb. 25 to 27, above are examples from previous years. (Photo courtesy of Samantha Bartlett)

Art to light up the night in James Bay for Window Wanderland

Feb. 25 to 27 will see a variety of artful window displays by neighbourhood residents

Window Wanderland is taking place in James Bay from Feb. 25 to 27, above are examples from previous years. (Photo courtesy of Samantha Bartlett)