Goldstream Park Nature House manager Tracey Bleackley is getting excited for the biannual Nature of Island Artists Art Show

Island artists create for Nature House show in Goldstream

Show includes those from Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands to raise funds for educational centre

Goldstream Park Nature House’s Nature of Island Artists Art Show 2013 is getting ready to raise some funds for the educational centre.

Nature House hasn’t received  government funding since 2002. The event has been running for about 25 years and brings together noted artists from throughout Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

Featured artists include Robert Bateman, Mark Hobson, Morgan Warren, Linda Heslop and Jim Jenkins.

“(The show features) lots of local artists whose work is so beautiful and it’s all nature inspired,” said Nature House manager Tracey Bleackley. “So it’s a really unique show that way, and unique too because we have our Nature House to display our art work.”

For the show all of the regular displays in the Nature House are disassembled and the entire space is turned into an art gallery for the run of the show.

“So we go from our nutty Nature House to our nature gallery,” Bleackley said.

Artists are invited to submit a piece, which is then up for sale either outright or by auction with a minimum bid. Part of the proceeds go to the Nature House. Some pieces are donated and all the proceeds go to the education facility.

Tax receipts are available, thanks to a partnership with the Habitat Acquisition Trust, a non-profit land trust.

“We do really good work down here, we think that we do, with our environmental education and the programs that we offer,” Bleackley said.

The show kicks off Sunday, Sept. 28 and runs to Oct. 14 and runs during regular opening hours, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. everyday. There will be special days when artists will come in to give demonstrations in their chosen mediums.

 

For more information call the Nature House at 250-478-9414 or email goldstream@naturehouse.ca.

 

 

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