For the second year in a row, a group of artists from Nanaimo are turning to the internet to host their biggest show of the year.
From November 5 to 26, the Nanaimo Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists is hosting its annual Jury Fine Art Exhibition online.
The exhibition features 28 paintings by 15 artists, mainly scenes from nature and colorful abstracts. This amount is down compared to the 80 paintings exhibited last year. Art exhibit chair Brenda Brown said the reduced number of admissions is due to members being “disheartened by the uncertainty” surrounding COVID-19. She noted, however, that most of the 39 entries were accepted on the show.
Artists Joane Moran, Rory MacDonald and Trudy Broadley finished first, second and third, respectively, this year for their pieces Abbey’s Roses, Emergence and November Night Lights. MacDonald finished first last year for his piece Wetlands.
This year’s honorable mentions went to Sharon Lough for Nesting, Dan Telosky for Calvert Island Beach and Eunmi Conacher for Explore Pacific.
WHAT’S NEW… Nanaimo FCA Fine Art Show takes place November 5-26. The exposure can be seen here.