Art

Francine Street’s winning piece. (Submitted)
Francine Street’s winning piece. (Submitted)
Sooke Arts Council opens first gallery
Sooke Arts Council opens first gallery
Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

The catalogue also features seven works from Quebec automatiste painter Jean-Paul Riopelle,

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction
The Sooke Fine Art Show will take place virtually from July 24 to Aug 3. This painting by Richard Hunt is one of the wide range of pieces to be featured at this year’s event. (Contributed - Sooke Fine Arts Society)

Purchasers Preview Night offers first glance into this year’s Sooke Fine Art Show

Annual event to be held virtually on July 23

  • Jul 13, 2020
The Sooke Fine Art Show will take place virtually from July 24 to Aug 3. This painting by Richard Hunt is one of the wide range of pieces to be featured at this year’s event. (Contributed - Sooke Fine Arts Society)
A knitted octopus wraps a utility pole along Metchosin Road. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Octopus art crawls into Colwood neighbourhood

Artist of knitted sleeves identifies herself on Instagram

A knitted octopus wraps a utility pole along Metchosin Road. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Junior (left) and Bill Henderson have a conversation in the carving studio. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside master carver Bill Henderson’s shed on Vancouver Island

Where Kwakwakaʼwakw mythology and the past comes back to life

Junior (left) and Bill Henderson have a conversation in the carving studio. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt

Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt

‘Our little village crushed the curve with love and commitment’

Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt
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)
The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).

Travel to ‘Group of Seven’ art sites using Google Street View, 100 years after first exhibit

Art group’s first formal exhibit was on May 7, 1920, in Toronto

The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).
Paul Archer stands outside his shop on Broughton Street, holding Luna — who appears in the self-portrait above the doorway — with Takaya’s mural along side him. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria artist commemorates Discovery Island wolf Takaya with mural

Longtime artist doesn’t want Takaya’s death overshadowed by news of pandemic

Paul Archer stands outside his shop on Broughton Street, holding Luna — who appears in the self-portrait above the doorway — with Takaya’s mural along side him. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A cartoon by Gord Barney. (Submitted)

Ladysmith cartoonist documents loggers’ lives through caricatures

Gordon Barney’s cartoons tell stories of lives inside logging camps along the west coast of the Island

A cartoon by Gord Barney. (Submitted)
Otters & Blue Heron by Tsawout First Nation artist Doug LaFortune is featured on a BC Hydro box at 2488 Beacon Ave. as part of Sidney’s 2020 Utility Box Beautification Project. (Town of Sidney website)

Sidney’s BC Hydro boxes to feature Coast Salish art

Art installation part of 14-year beautification program

Otters & Blue Heron by Tsawout First Nation artist Doug LaFortune is featured on a BC Hydro box at 2488 Beacon Ave. as part of Sidney’s 2020 Utility Box Beautification Project. (Town of Sidney website)
B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID

B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID

Decades of collecting spare parts culminated in folk art towering over a country road

B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID
That day I was a life model

That day I was a life model

I tell myself I feel okay about others seeing my naked body

  • Mar 30, 2020
That day I was a life model
Art blooms like a breath of fresh air

Art blooms like a breath of fresh air

Let beauty, blossoms, colour and craft soothe winter’s stress

  • Mar 23, 2020
Art blooms like a breath of fresh air
In Studio with artist Anita McComas

In Studio with artist Anita McComas

Painting nature on the bright side

  • Mar 20, 2020
In Studio with artist Anita McComas
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Nanoose Bay painter lets passion be her guide

  • Mar 13, 2020
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world
Participants view some of the work in the Victoria Sketch Club’s 109th Annual Art Show. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 interrupts long-running art show in Oak Bay

Victoria Sketch Club cancels art show at GNS

Participants view some of the work in the Victoria Sketch Club’s 109th Annual Art Show. (Black Press Media file photo)
Annual Earth Day Children’s Art Show: Web of Life to be held on Saturday, April 18. (Submitted by Coast Collective)

Web of Life art show calls for young artists

Artists up to the age of 12 can enter the Earth Day Children’s Art Show

Annual Earth Day Children’s Art Show: Web of Life to be held on Saturday, April 18. (Submitted by Coast Collective)
Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl

Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl

Outdoor locations a studio for his large canvases

  • Feb 26, 2020
Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl