Art Walks, Studio Tours and Sales for the Holiday Season 2014. Victoria BC.

Art Walks, Studio Tours and Sales for the Holiday Season 2014. Victoria BC. I make a regular practice of visiting art galleries, shows and studios during the year, but some of my most cherished memories relate to art viewing during the holiday season. The Victoria Gallery Walk celebrates its 17th year in 2014 and is one of my holiday traditions. More recently, small works shows have come into vogue and will be of interest to people who … [Read more...]

Madeleine Wood: Intimate Views at Madrona Gallery

Madrona Gallery is one of  the newest galleries in downtown Victoria,  offering some extremely interesting exhibits, and contributing to the conversation on the nature of art.  Their newest feature opens February 11th with a retrospective of Madeleine Wood. Michael Warren, gallery owner, writes: Madeleine is based up in Fanny Bay now although spent the majority of her career in Vancouver. The piece "So much for Love"  I am very excited to … [Read more...]

Contemporary North Exhibit – Madrona Gallery

I trace my love of print making to a Pablo Picasso retrospective in Hamburg circa 1974.  With a couple of hours wait before the ferry left for Denmark, this art opening caught my eye. It was a very humbling experience for a young woman from Ucluelet (which at the time had no art galleries or shops) to have the opportunity to view, in person, works that covered his artistic career from start to finish. Prints afforded me the possibility of … [Read more...]