Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Arden Rose - April 2017 - Artist of the Month

I create art to express myself without words. I love using a palette knife to create big smooth swatches of richness or to scrape down to reveal layers of colour. Painting provides me with joy, with calm, and with a reflective state.
Arden Rose

website:  www.ardenroseart.com  

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

PJ Kelly and Roy Green at Polychrome Fine Art

The 18th Look Show

Shannon Peck at Portals in Duncan, B.C.

Ningiuklu Teevee at Madrona Gallery

Ningiuklu Teevee
April 8 - 22 2017
Opening Reception April 8 1-4 PM

Madrona Gallery is pleased to present Ningiukulu Teevee's first solo exhibition in Victoria. Ningiukulu is a leading contemporary Inuit artist who has gained international recognition for her expressive drawings.

Born in Cape Dorset in 1963, Ningiukulu has become one of Kinngait Studios most celebrated artists and has established a reputation as one of the Canadian art world’s major figures. Ningiukulu is self taught and works primarily with coloured pencils and ink. Her images are derived primarily from her comprehensive knowledge of Inuit folklore, which she combines with often humorous images of westernized contemporary life in Nunavut. She was shortlisted for a Governer General's award for her book Alego in 2009. Her drawings are found in many major collections including the McMichael Collection of Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Winnipeg Art Gallery and others.

Tara Elson at Martin Batchelor Gallery

Deirdre Kelly at Gage Gallery Arts Collective

Sketchbook by Deirdre Kelly is an open book about her artistic process. The exhibition will feature sketches, photographs and drawings alongside works they have inspired in acrylic, oil and mixed media. Deirdre’s sophisticated, yet naive, style and her exuberant use of colour combine to create images that boldly tell their own stories. People, pets, and sea life lend their voices to images that reflect Deirdre’s political and social views. Sketchbook shows beginnings and progress along conversations that are nowhere near completion.

Mike Kammerer at arc.hive artist run centre

Monday, April 3, 2017

2017 Fairfield Artists Studio Tour (FAST)

2017 Fairfield Artists Studio Tour (FAST)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 & Sunday, May 7, 2017
11am - 4pm

Now in its 16th year, the Fairfield Artists Studio Tour is an annual self-guided tour that provides art-lovers an opportunity to meet 28 local artists who open their studio doors to the public to display their fine art. Most artists will offer their works for sale at a broad range of prices.

Location: Fairfield neighbourhood of Victoria, BC.