Caroline James – www.carolinejames.com
Caroline was born in 1962 in Calgary, Alberta. Growing up she spent an inordinate amount of time drawing, making all manner of “things,” and rearranging spaces.
Patricia Larsen – www.patricia-larsen.com
“Whether it is clay or painting that I am working with, my approach is the same. The process of creating evolves into the idea.”
Maggie Cole – www.maggie-cole.com
A contemporary artist working in mixed media, showing locally and across Canada.
Janet Marie Rogers – www.janetmarierogers.com
A Mohawk writer from the Six Nations territory in southern Ontario, Janet was born in Vancouver British Columbia January 29th 1963. She began her creative career as a visual artist, and then began writing in 1996.
Sara McIntosh – www.saramcintosh.ca
Sara’s artistic practice which is rooted in abstract expressionism involves process based ways of working. Her paintings engage the viewer in a visual inquiry between the atmospheric and lyrical qualities of the form and the hard physicality of their material.
Laurie Mackie – www.mackieeditions.com
Laurie Mackie is a Canadian visual artist who specializes in custom lithographs and fine art monoprints. She works closely with corporate and private clients to create limited edition lithographs from photographs and documents.
Bill Turner – www.billturner.ca
“Art is essentially about visual perception and that is predictably something that deals with how we encode experience and how that experience can be relived.”
Sylvia Bews-Wright – www.sylvisbewswright.com
Sylvia Bews-Wright draws and paints from her studio in Victoria, BC. Most recently, water has been a unifying theme in the series she explores.
Ada Gabriel – www.ada.gabriel.name
“My interest is in creating art that connects the unseen to the seen, the unknown and the form that is called into being to express it. Beginning with that intention, I allow process to carry me. Birth, creation, change and metamorphosis seem to be my themes.”
Wren Katzalay – www.wrenkatzalay.ca
“I am an expressionist painter. My work has always involved issues that move, motivate, confront, or amuse me. I have spent my artistic life in pursuit of that intangible something, that place, in-between where it all makes sence.”
Caite Dheere – www.caitedheere.com
Encaustic Fine Art. Caite’s inspiration for her work is drawn from organic patterning in nature, states of fluctuation in the urban environment, and how these demarcations relate to our internal and external world.
ART TOURS AND EXHIBITIONS
Stinking Fish Studio Tour – www.stinkingfishstudiotour.com
A self guided tour of Artists’ studios in Metchosin and East Sooke. All Stinking Fish artists are juried by peer professionals to assure the highest quality in fine art and fine craft.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – www.aggv.bc.ca
When it first opened in 1951, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria exhibited art in the historic 1889 mansion that is now adjacent to its seven modern galleries. With almost 16,000 works of art, the Art Gallery has the largest public collection in BC and is a vibrant and active part of Victoria’s artist community.
Open Space – www.openspace.ca
Founded in September 1972, Open Space is non-profit artist-run centre located in Victoria, British Columbia.
Winchester Galleries – www.winchestergalleriesltd.com
Winchester Galleries, in Victoria, British Columbia, are exclusive fine art dealers handling Canadian historical and contemporary art. The Gallery opened in 1974, and has been under the ownership of Gunter H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994.
Xchanges Gallery – www.xchangesgallery.org
Xchanges is a member-driven artists’ co-operative operating a gallery and affordable studios for practicing artists.
View Art Gallery – www.viewartgallery.ca
View Art Gallery exhibits contemporary modern art, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and new media. It is an exciting showcase for Canadian and international artists.
Vancouver Art Gallery – www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
The Vancouver Art Gallery, the largest art gallery in western Canada, presents national and international exhibitions of works by a range of artists, from groundbreaking contemporary visionaries to historical masters.
Bau-Xi Gallery – www.bau-xi.com
BAU-XI (boe she) means “great gift.” The Bau-Xi Gallery was established in Vancouver B.C. in April of 1965. It is the oldest contemporary gallery in Vancouver. The gallery was opened in order to create a showcase for the many emerging and established Canadian artists in need of a gallery on the West Coast.
Winsor Gallery – www.winsorgallery.com
Winsor Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of distinctive contemporary art. Since 2002, we have been representing senior and emerging artists from North America, as well as the Pacific Rim.
Sopa Fine Arts – www.sopafinearts.com
Okanagan’s finest contemporary art gallery; Sopa prides itself on providing an ever changing selection of contemporary art with new exhibitions opening the first Thursday each of month. With a special interest in abstraction, Sopa features thoughtful, innovative, and compelling works from leading contemporary artists; in the media of painting, sculpture, and assemblage.
MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art – www.moma.org
Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.
The Henry Art Gallery – www.henryart.org
The Henry Art Gallery engages diverse audiences in the powerful experience of artistic invention and serves as a catalyst for the creation of new work that inspires and challenges.
Tate Britain / Tate Modern – www.tate.org.uk
Tate Britain is the national gallery of British art. Located in London, it is one of the family of four Tate galleries which display selections from the Tate Collection. The other three galleries are Tate Modern, also in London, Tate Liverpool, in the north-west, and Tate St Ives, in Cornwall, in the south-west. The entire Tate Collection is available online.
Our Place Society – www.ourplacesociety.com
Our Place is a non-profit society formed by the alliance of the Open Door and The Upper Room in 2006. They moved in to a new facility to help those in need in Victoria’s inner city. They provide transitional housing, meals, support and advocacy, hygiene facilities, training and more. They are striving to give people a hand up, not just a hand out.
Grace Educational Trust – www.graceeducstionaltrust.com
Grace Educational Trust is providing new learning opportunities to children in need in the small village of Betim Ramnagar in Goa, India. In their first year they are serving 40 children: more await enrollment. These children are ready to start building their futures, but they need our help.
Grace Educational Trust was featured on CBC The National in a segment about Canadians, like the co-founder Neelima Pratap, who are making a difference.
Shiva Rea – www.shivarea.com
Shiva is an avid Ashtanga practioner who respects the core technique of the Krishnamacharya lineage (asana, bandha, pranayama, meditation) while being true to other streams of influence that have deepened her experience of yoga from dance and bodywork to rockclimbing and her extensive travels in India, East and West Africa, Nepal, Bali and the Carribean. She teaches flow (vinyasa) based yoga integrating alignment and intuition, strength and fluidity, meditation and wisdom in action.
What the Bleep Do We Know?! – www.whatthebleep.com
What The Bleep Do We Know?! is a new type of film. It is part documentary, part story, and part elaborate and inspiring visual effects and animations.
Tumbara – www.tumbara.com
Tumbara is music for the soul. Tonally rich earthy grooves mix authentic world drums and percussion with didgeridoo and ethereal flutes. Instruments from Africa, Australia, Tibet, the Middle East, Native and South American unite through tracks that organically blend hypnotic tribal rhythms and meditative, textural sounds into a rich listening experience.
Exhibit – V – www.exhibit-v.ca
Exhibit-v provides an extensive monthly calendar of openings,ongoing art exhibitions and the most reliable list of art galleries in Victoria B.C. Video clips of exhibitions and the people attending the events, as well as interviews with artists will enhance exposure for these visual arts events.
Ground Zero Printmakers – www.groundzeroprint.com
Ground Zero provides a print workshop, an exhibition space and opportunities for members; to teach, promote encourage and develop the art of printmaking; to encourage exploration and development in experimental, innovative and alternative printmaking techniques; to promote printmaking with a high degree of professionalism and integrity.
Preview – The Gallery Guide – www.preview-art.com
A comprehensive listing of galleries and exhibitions in BC, Alberta, Oregon and Washington.
The Canada Council for the Arts – www.canadacouncil.ca
The Canada Council for the Arts, reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage, is a national arm’s-length agency which fosters the development of the arts in Canada through grants, services and awards to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations, as well as administering scholarly awards, and having under its aegis the Public Lending Right Commission and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria – www.cacgv.ca
We are a membership based advocacy organization that works to promote awareness of the arts, and to ensure that the arts remain a priority in municipal and provincial government planning and budgets. We encourage, develop and coordinate artistic and cultural activities in Greater Victoria.
The Painter’s Keys -Robert Genn Twice Weekly Newsletter – www.painterskeys.com
Golden Paints – www.goldenpaints.com
We are proud at Golden Artist Colors to be tool makers for some of the most talented visual artists in the world.
Opus Framing and Art Supplies – www.opusframing.com
At Opus, we continually strive to expand and change our product selection, in both framing and art supplies, to serve you better.
Vancouver Island School of Art – www.vancouverislandschoolart.com
The Vancouver Island School of Art offers high quality professional art courses for adults who want to study art on a part-time basis.
World Printmakers – www.worldprintmakers.com
Contemporary fine-art prints from around the world.
Monoprints – www.monoprints.com
Monoprints.com is an online gallery specializing in hand pulled monoprints and monotypes made by internationally known artists.
KB Design – www.keithbakerdesign.com
Award-winning KB Design (Keith Baker Design) specializes in the design of fine custom residential homes, additions and renovations.
Rebecca Wellman Photography – www.rwellmanphotography.com
A Victoria based photographer who is proud to bring her unique, artistic style to wedding, portrait and commercial photography. With a combination of classic, photo-journalistic and contemporary influence, Rebecca approaches her work with passion and professionalism.