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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.

Show Event Photos:


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, b