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Nanaimo Fine Art Show 2017

Updated: Jan 29, 2020

The Nanaimo Fine Art Show 2017

Sponsored by the Nanaimo Chapter FCA

The" Nanaimo Fine Art Show” illustrates and celebrates the vitality and high quality of visual art in our community.

The show was held in the beautiful River Room at the Vancouver Island Conference Center November 3-5, 2017. Check our our Show Facebook Page.

This years winners were:

1st place - Terry Nimmon "707 Park Meadow" 2nd place - Regina Seib "Color Dance" 3rd place - Barbara Ann Scott "Destination" Honorable Mention- Regina Seib "Rocky Mountain Patterns" Honorable Mention- Laura Hilts "Cut Flowers" Honorable Mention- Eunmi Conacher "Last Train to Georgia" Honorable Mention- Ludek Sotola "Storm Lantern"

People's Choice - Makaley Rois "Turn up the Volume"

The following slideshow is of all the paintings exhibited in the juried 2017 Nanaimo Fine Art Show. We also had a un-juried Nanaimo Chapter Signature Member and Juror showcase during the three day show.

Events and Show Times:

  • Friday, November 3rd Gala reception by invitation only 7:00 p.m to 9:00p.m. with sneak preview for prior buyers and sponsors starting at 6:00p.m.

  • Saturday, November 4th Show hours are 9:00a.m. – 9:00p.m.

  • Silent auction starts Nov. 4th at 9:00a.m. – 7:30pm.

  • Meet the Artist Nov. 4th at 7:00pm-9:00pm.

  • Sunday, November 5th Show hours are 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

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2017 Show Sponsor:

Platinum Sponsor - $1000 and over

Gold Sponsor - $500 - $999

Silver Sponsor - $250 - $499

Friend of the Arts – $50 to $249

Thank you to all the "Friends of the Arts" for your support.

We would also like to the thank the City of Nanaimo for Nanaimo Culture and Heritage Grant we received this year.


About this years Jurors:

Don Farrell

Don has lived on Vancouver Island BC since 1999. Don’s work has been moving towards abstract considerations, focusing on composition in contemporary art. His work contains recurring motifs of tiny markings and shapes, as well as etched characters or patterns that can hint at a narrative. It is these qualities which makes Don’s paintings all the more rewarding with each closer inspection and which give them there lasting appeal.

Don Farrell Artist Statement:

Learning from art history and connecting to the major developments in painting is fundamental to me. I have come to appreciate the need for abstraction and how it invites the viewer to participate with the artist, and this has led me to the feeling that orchestrating composition is the most important consideration in painting.

A composition cannot succeed without genuine effort, sincerity, and above all visual poetry.

Blending intellect with intuition is absolutely fascinating, because there are no formal considerations to follow other than knowledge and experience. The requirement and the pleasure of contemplation is most satisfying when searching for connections or symbols which we all share.

My restricted palette allows me to concentrate on each composition’s overall sense of balance and design, providing a contemplative feel and consistency. The slightest mark has impact and must be well-considered.

The feeling for things, thoughts, and how we interpret has come to the forefront for me. I now ask myself, what is the prime consideration of this composition or series, and stay with it until the connection is there.

Clement Kwan

Clement is a Senior Signature Member of the FCA (SFCA) and is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA). He immigrated to Canada from China in 1979 and lives in Victoria BC. Clement likes combining impressionism with realism in his paintings. He has won numerous award in art shows in U.S. and in Canada. His works can be found in museums, private collections, galleries in the USA, England and Canada.

Clement Kwan Artist Statement:

I like my paintings to express happiness, I use my artistic skills to create paintings that will give people joy and hope- my tool for helping to make the world a better place.

Kathy Cameron

Kathy lives in Victoria BC where she works as a full-time artist painting, teaching, learning and participating in as many art shows and events that time permits. Kathy has worked with licensing companies where her illustrations have been reproduced on calendars, books, albums wall décor and print blocks. She is a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA), the President of the Island Illustrators Society and an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (CSA). Kathy’s award winning artwork can be found in various galleries and private collections throughout Canada and the United States.

Kathy Cameron Artists Statement:

My artwork reveals my passion for anything vintage and seeing beauty in “old” as well as delighting in the fine detail and artistry in nature. I am drawn to the rich color and delicate markings that occur through time on paper and ephemera and often use these treasured pieces as the foundations of my paintings. I try to bring to the viewer’s attention the minute detail that can be seen in our natural world from the intricate veining in leaves, the tiniest tufts of feathers to the detailed etching seen in a raven’s beak. I try to evoke a sense of wonder within my art that will cause the viewer to look deeper and encourage them to stop and see the beauty in the smallest of things.


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