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Art Victoria Now 2017 – Greater Victoria Annual Juried Art Show

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Art Victoria Now 2017 – Greater Victoria Annual Juried Art Show

Art Victoria Now 2017 – Greater Victoria Annual Juried Art Show

The Art Victoria Now opening night took place on Friday May 19th, and I was lucky enough to have two of my three submissions accepted into this juried art show.  This was my first time being accepted into a juried art show since I moved to Victoria, British Columbia.  As stated on the Victoria Arts Council webpage, “This is a juried show open to artist’s resident (including part-time residents) in Greater Victoria (including Victoria, Sooke, Saanich, Sidney and the Westshore).  This is our third year of an annual juried fine arts show which we will be holding to a high standard of quality...

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Westridge Collection and Westshore Studio Tour 2017

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Westridge Collection and Westshore Studio Tour 2017

Westridge Collection and Westshore Studio Tour 2017

The Westshore Studio Tour took place over the Mother’s Day weekend and showcased both artists from the Westshore area (Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Metchosin, and the Highlands) and also artists who were members at Coast Collective.  I wasn’t able to take part in the Studio Tour as my family was visiting Tofino and Ucluelet for a long weekend (a Mother’s day present to both me and my mother-in-law).  However, the Westridge Collection gallery turnover for May coincided with the Studio Tour, so I brought in two of my encaustic mosaics to be displayed so visitors from the tour would see them....

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SPAC Members Spring Show 2017

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on SPAC Members Spring Show 2017

SPAC Members Spring Show 2017

The Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society (SPAC) held their annual Spring Members Show on the last weekend in April at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney.  This was a busy weekend for our family, since not only was my daughter singing with her school choir at the Mary Winspear Centre as well, but I also was registered to run the Time Colonist 10K Race early Sunday morning.  Plus my son had his ball hockey game in Langford (opposite direction) – lots of driving and coordinating of activities! SPAC runs their Spring Show very efficiently.  Members need to put in at least six hours of...

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Point of View Challenge 2017 – Evening in Aviero

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Point of View Challenge 2017 – Evening in Aviero

Point of View Challenge 2017 – Evening in Aviero

I joined the Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society (SPAC) in the New Year, just squeaking through the deadline to become a member and be able to take part in the annual Members’ Spring Show.  As a lead up to the big show, SPAC chooses a photograph to be used as inspiration for this year’s ‘Point of View’ (PoV) challenge.  As stated in the Art Chat newsletter, “You are encouraged to use this photo as inspiration to make wonderful art. Paint, draw, sculpt, collage, sew, glue; on paper, fabric, canvas, wood, plastic; in any interpretation. We look forward to seeing innovative, exciting,...

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LOOK Show 2017 – worth a first, second and third LOOK

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

LOOK Show 2017 – worth a first, second and third LOOK

Following on my resolution to get more involved with the arts scene in Victoria, I joined the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria (CACGV).  I really like the CACGV (though the acronym is a mouthful) since their website is very informative, as are their e-newsletters.  Art shows and events are easy to find out about and their online application process is extremely simple and streamlined.  You can even print labels for your artwork with a built-in app on their website! The first show I decided to take part in was the 18th Annual LOOK Show which runs March 25 – April 15, 2017 in...

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Small Expressions 2017 – ArtSea Gallery

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Small Expressions 2017 – ArtSea Gallery

Following up with my New Year’s Resolution of joining art groups in the Victoria area, I joined two different, but closely related organizations: the Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society (SPAC) and the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula (CACSP), now being rebranded as ‘ArtSea’ which is far less of a mouthful to say!  So what is the difference between the two groups?  SPAC is a ‘social club’ of over 300+ members of fine artists and artisans which has been around over 60 years.  ArtSea (CACSP) is a not-for-profit organization who can apply for and give out grants to the...

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