art exhibit

Airbrush artist Paul Archer stands before his newest mural in Victoria on Burnside Road, a project that took him only seven days. Archer estimates himself to have completed roughly 15,000 works of art, most of which are murals of various sizes. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Best of the City: Victoria airbrush artist spreads good vibes worldwide with his murals

Paul Archer has dedicated himself to realism and portraiture since age three

 

An acrylic and collage piece entitled Lucy, years later, by illustrator Marcia Semenoff. The Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Other Favourite Songs exhibit runs July 6 to 25 at the Tillicum Centre. (Courtesy of Marcia Semenoff)

Artists showcasing work in Tillicum Centre storefront in Saanich

Island Illustrators Society members’ art for July 6 to 25 show inspired by music

 

Artist Flo-Elle Watson displaying her painted white porcelain and flower hat at Sunday’s art show and sale on St. Ann St. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Artists showcase work on boulevards along Oak Bay street

St. Ann Street Boulevard Art Show and Sale features local designs in COVID-friendly outdoor space

Artist Flo-Elle Watson displaying her painted white porcelain and flower hat at Sunday’s art show and sale on St. Ann St. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Archer hopes planting sunflowers around the mural will give the art a sense of community and allow viewers to engage with it. (Evert Lindquist photo)

Sunflower girl mural sprouts up along Saanich’s Burnside Road

Artist Paul Archer completed the mural in seven days for Gorge Tillicum Community Association

Archer hopes planting sunflowers around the mural will give the art a sense of community and allow viewers to engage with it. (Evert Lindquist photo)
Dinner After a Death, a painting by Sooke artist Bryan Cathcart is part of a collection featuring his work at the Outsiders and Others Gallery in Vancouver. (Contributed - Bryan Cathcart)

Sooke artist finds creativity by expanding artistic horizons

Bryan Cathcart, 26, featured at Vancouver gallery

Dinner After a Death, a painting by Sooke artist Bryan Cathcart is part of a collection featuring his work at the Outsiders and Others Gallery in Vancouver. (Contributed - Bryan Cathcart)
Mindfulness in May, an art and literary exhibition for youth, is planned for Sooke in May. (Pixabay photo)
Mindfulness in May, an art and literary exhibition for youth, is planned for Sooke in May. (Pixabay photo)
Francine Street’s winning piece. (Submitted)
Francine Street’s winning piece. (Submitted)
Sooke Arts Council opens first gallery
Sooke Arts Council opens first gallery
Members of the public can vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award up until August 3 at 5 p.m. for a grand prize of $500. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke Fine Arts Show reaches new audiences with virtual showcase

Voting for People’s Choice Award open until Aug. 3

Members of the public can vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award up until August 3 at 5 p.m. for a grand prize of $500. (Black Press Media file photo)
BOXCARSIX, a feminist artist collective made up of eight from the ages of 30 to 60, will open their latest exhibit Postcards from the Pandemic on Thursday at The Fifty Fifty Art Collective. (Provided by Clare Thomas)

New Victoria art show displays 600 collaboratively made postcards from the pandemic

An artist would start a card and then mail it to another who would add to or complete the design

BOXCARSIX, a feminist artist collective made up of eight from the ages of 30 to 60, will open their latest exhibit Postcards from the Pandemic on Thursday at The Fifty Fifty Art Collective. (Provided by Clare Thomas)
The National Arts Drive takes place on Saturday, June 6 in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

National drive-by art show rolls in Victoria on Saturday

Map shows drivers where local artists have set up displays in windows, balconies, driveways

The National Arts Drive takes place on Saturday, June 6 in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mary and Steve Barker say the rock display outside their James Bay home brings smiles to many who pass by. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

French fries to juicy tomatoes, rock art brings joy to walkers in Victoria

James Bay yard filled with painted rocks delights all ages

Mary and Steve Barker say the rock display outside their James Bay home brings smiles to many who pass by. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Visitors of the Sooke Fine Art Show check out an art piece. This year’s event is moving online due to social distancing measures set in place by provincial health authorities. (Jack Most - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fine Art Show moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic

34th annual event hosted online in order to adhere to social distancing practices

  • Apr 27, 2020
Visitors of the Sooke Fine Art Show check out an art piece. This year’s event is moving online due to social distancing measures set in place by provincial health authorities. (Jack Most - Sooke News Mirror)
Portraiture Through The Eyes of Artist Nicholas Pearce

Portraiture Through The Eyes of Artist Nicholas Pearce

Painter teaches the art of the portrait and exhibits students’ work

  • Mar 6, 2019
Portraiture Through The Eyes of Artist Nicholas Pearce
The World of Artist Julia Trops

The World of Artist Julia Trops

Art and Activism mix in life of Colwood painter and sculptor

  • Feb 4, 2019
The World of Artist Julia Trops
Artist Jolene Mackie Paints Dreamscapes

Artist Jolene Mackie Paints Dreamscapes

Emily Carr University graduate brings art community together

  • Jan 25, 2019
Artist Jolene Mackie Paints Dreamscapes
Artist Archie Andrew shows off one of his carved masks. Don Denton photography

Indigenous Artist Archie Andrew Chases A Vision

Creating Carvings, Paintings, Prints and a Monumental Canoe

  • Jan 7, 2019
Artist Archie Andrew shows off one of his carved masks. Don Denton photography
Artist Elka Nowika in her home with one of paintings (at left) on the wall behind her. (Don Denton/Boulevard)

The Art of Elka Nowicka

Victoria artist uses layers of colour and glaze to create her paintings

  • Aug 23, 2018
Artist Elka Nowika in her home with one of paintings (at left) on the wall behind her. (Don Denton/Boulevard)
The Victoria Arts Council will host its annual LOOK Show from March 25 to April 15. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS

New and emerging artists sought for Victoria street gallery

Calling all creatives! Join the 19th annual LOOK Show gallery crawl

The Victoria Arts Council will host its annual LOOK Show from March 25 to April 15. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS