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Glass Dish

Hollie Benoit
Glass Dish
Fused Glass on Glass
12 x 10
Cherry Blossoms

Christy Blom
Cherry Blossoms
Egg Tempera on Silk
14 x 11in.
Emperor and Empress

Keiko Bottomley
SOLD Emperor and Empress
Collage on Paper
9.5 x 3.5in.
Looking West

Lynda Colbeck
Looking West
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30 x 1in.
My Friend Fricassee

Rod Corraini
My Friend Fricassee
Oil on Canvas
32 x 38 x 1in.
Shallow Bowl

Virginia Dunseith
Shallow Bowl
Ceramic
2 x 14in.
"Smoochie"

Mary Ann Fleming
"Smoochie"
Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 14 x 2in.
"Tidepools and Shack Island"

Linda Harris
"Tidepools and Shack Island"
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 16 x 1in.
Quadra Island

Barbara Lorimer
Quadra Island
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 40 x 2in.
"Deep Forest"

Denise MacNeill
"Deep Forest"
Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 24 x 1in.
Marshland

Patricia Mansell
Marshland's Wader - Great Blue Heron
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 18 x 1in.
pitcher

Ian Nattras
pitcher
Ceramic
8 x 3 x 3
"Into The Light"

Pat Palmer
"Into The Light"
Encaustic on Wood
39 x 32 x 1in.
Serving Dish With Handles

Ruth Porter
Serving Dish With Handles
Ceramic
2 x 12in.
The Blue Chair

Marilyn Ridsdale
The Blue Chair
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 24 x 2in.
"Morning Mist"

Julie Sabiston
"Morning Mist"
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 24 x 1.75in.
Sterling Silver Pendant with acrylic and pearl

Karin Schieber
Sterling Silver Pendant with acrylic and pearl
Silver
3 x 8in.
Floral

Dorothy Sevcov
Floral
Watercolour on Paper
20 x 16in.
Millstones on Newcastle

Ludek Sotola
Millstones on Newcastle
Watercolour on Paper
16 x 20in.

Lee Stead
'Long Beach' and raku fish
Acrylic on Board
8.5 x 13in.
Blood Creek - Lantzville

Eileen W
Blood Creek - Lantzville
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 24 x 1in.
Featured Artist

 

 
Whole wall Pottery by Lee Stead and Wendy CyrenneCeramic Whales By Lee SteadBlue bowl Pottery by Lee Stead and Wendy CyrennePastel pottery By Lee Stead and Wendy Cyrenne Blue Clock pottery by Lee Stead and Wendy Cyrenne

LEE STEAD & WENDY CYRENNE take the Art 10 Feature Wall for the month of August, 2016, with their exhibition of pottery titled OUT OF THE FIRE. Wendy joins with veteran Art 10 member, Lee, in her first Feature Wall. Lee is known for her playful, whimsical pottery. Wendy enjoys experimenting with the bright and quirky, as well as the soft and subtle. Both ladies have expressed their excitement in opening the kiln after a firing to find the treasures within.

Sky Oil painting by Lynda Colbeck Himalayan Poppy Acrylic painting by Marilyn Ridsdale

Following from February's group exhibition RED, the Art 10 Feature Wall unveiled PRIMARY ELELMENTS II: BLUE. For the month of July, 2016, the members of Art 10 brought down the heat with the tranquility of the colour blue. This exhibition presented paintings and pottery with scenes of water, sky, and flowers - some of the things that sooth the soul in the scorching summer season. Some of the residents of these environments, whales, seals, and ducks also made an appearance to greet visitors to this show.

The whole wall VI NaturallyShy Lily Oil by Sandra Johnman

SANDRA JOHNMAN was the Art 10 Feature Artist for the month of June 2016 with her exhibition of oil paintings titled VANCOUVER ISLAND NATURALLY.

Sandy is a nature lover, and her goal is sharing that beauty with others. With the occasional foray into portraiture, her main focus is the natural settings of the East and West coastlines of Vancouver Island. Her birds and animals are usually a part of that natural setting.

Painting in oil on canvas she states that every painting is an adventure, from the moment the photo is taken until the last brushstroke. Although she paints in a realistic style Sandra is working on an abstract series called “Water Music , along with a commission of an Eritrean couple in color from a black and white Photo.

Drawing and Painting have been a lifelong interest since her youth in Northern Alberta. She has a B.ED with an art major. She moved to BC in 1991, currently lives in Nanaimo and is a member of Art 10 and The Federation of Canadian Artists."

Linda Harris with the whole wall Bark and Rock Owl Acrylic painting by Linda Harris

LINDA HARRIS was Art 10's feature artist for the month of May, 2016. Linda's exhibition titled BARK AND ROCK, presented half a dozen new acrylic paintings. The show explored the relationship between the inanimate and animate in nature, and the life that is harboured in this ecosystem framed by rocks and trees. Although largely a representational painter, Linda's new work reveals a move towards abstraction and Impressionism. Her main focus is colour and texture. Linda builds up her paintings slowly with layers of transparent glaze to create intense colour and depth in her work.

Flower Acrylic painting by Barbara Lorimer

WELCOME TO MY GARDEN is a group feature exhibition held in conjunction with the Nanaimo Horticultural Society's 70th Anniversary. For the month of April, Art 10 members have taken on the horticultural theme and expressed their visions in floral paintings and pottery for the garden. What more fitting way to welcome in welcome in Spring.

Virginia at the wheel. Ruth at the wheel

"DIG IT"- - - - - -an art of the garden pottery show by Art 10 members VIRGINIA DUNSEITH and RUTH PORTER was featured in the gallery for the month of March, 2016. Both women celebrated their love of the flora and fauna around us and showed us how clay can be used to enhance and adorn your home and gardens. There were sculptural wood-fired pieces for the patio, unique vessels for ikebana floral arrangements, vases for the living room and whimsical critters for the garden. Pottery can play both a functional and an ornamental role in your personal surroundings.

Glass by Hollie Benoit

PRIMARY ELEMENTS I: RED was the February group exhibition at the Art 10 Gallery. All of the members were challenged to create a piece highlighting the colour usually associated with mid-February, and Valentines Day. The Feature Wall includes paintings, jewelry, and pottery. The show represents the first in a series of PRIMARY ELEMENTS exhibitions that will be coming up in the future at the gallery.

portrait photo Rod Corraini The Stureon Lifter Oil on canvas By Rod Corraini

ROD CORRAINI took the Feature Wall for the month of January, 2016, with his exhibition titled PAINTINGS ABOUT FOOD.

Concerning this show Rod writes, "There is that old cliche question, "Do you eat to live or do you live to eat?". I would say, "food is my life". My artwork is foremost about observation. I am a kind of non schooled culinary anthropologist. People don't look pretty when they eat and I relish capturing it on paper and canvas. Food is a very important part of my life and well worth being a commentary with my artistic exploration.

Members

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HOLLY BENOITGlass Artist
CHRISTY BLOMPainter
KEIKO BOTTOMLEYPainter, Jeweler
LYNDA COLBECKPainterhttp://lyndacolbeck.com
ROD CORRAINIPainter
VIRGINIA DUNSEITHPotter
MARY ANN FLEMINGPainter, Jewelerwww.maryannfleming.ca
LINDA HARRISPainter
SANDRA JOHNMANPainter
BARBARA LORIMERPainter
DENISE MACNEILLPainter
PATRICIA MANSELLPainter
IAN NATTRASSPotter
PAT PALMERPainterwww.PatPalmer.ca
RUTH PORTERPotter
MARILYN RIDSDALEPainterwww.marilynridsdale.com
JULIE SABISTONPainter
KARIN SCHIEBERGold/Silversmithwww.k-originals.com
DOROTHY SEVCOVPainter
LUDEK SOTOLApainter
LEE STEADPotter
EILEEN WILLIAMSONPainter

Exhibits

PAT PALMER will be exhibiting several paintings at the Cathouse Gallery, 5320 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Bay, from July 16-31, 2016 (Open weekdays 10am-4pm). The figurative paintings in this exhibition have all been painted from sessions with live local models. An opening of the exhibition and the Cozy Cat kennel will be held on Saturday, July 16, from 4 - 6 pm. All are welcome.

DENISE MACNEILL won first place at the NANAIMO FINE ARTS SHOW hosted by the Nanaimo Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. The exhibition was held at the Nanaimo Convention Centre on Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5, 2016. Other Art 10 members with paintings selected for the show were LYNDA COLBECK, EUNMI CONACHER, PATRICIA MANSELL, & PAT PALMER.

LYNDA COLBECK, PATRICIA MANSELL AND KARIN SCHIEBER opened their studios May 28 & 29 , 2016, 10 am - 4 pm as part of the HAMMOND BAY STUDIO TOUR. For more information www.facebook.com/HammondBayStudioTour

EUNMI CONACHER exhibited in Art Vancouver, 2016, at the Cenvention Centre East from May 26-29, 2016.

KARIN SCHIEBER was a guest artist at the Nanoose Bay Studio Tour Showcase at Nanoose Place on the weekend of April 30- May 1, 2016.

EUNMI CONACHER is having two one-man shows in the Victoria area during the month of April, 2016. Dales Gallery in Victoria features Eunmi's Abstract Solo Show, while the Village Gallery in Sidney is showing her Representational Feature Show. BOTH EXHIBITIONS ARE OPEN APRIL 1-30, 2016.

Several of Art 10's members participated in the NANAIMO ART WALK on December 5 and 6: ROD CORRAINI, LYNDA COLBECK, MARY ANN FLEMMING, PATRICIA MANSELL, KARIN SCHIEBER, EUNMI CONACHER & MARILYN RIDSDALE. 

The NANAIMO POTTERY CO-OP held it's 2015 NOVEMBER SALE at the Country Club Centre. Among the participating potters are RUTH POTTER, LEE STEAD, & VIRGINIA DUNSEITH.

MARILYN RIDSDALE (with Meaghan Stouck) presented "STILL MOVING", a joint exhibition of paintings, at the Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni (corner of 8th and Argyll) from October 20 - November 14, 2015. 

ROD CORRAINI had a one-man show called PAINTINGS ABOUT FOOD at the MAC (133 McMillan St.) in Parksville, from Nov. 3 - 29, 2015. 

EUNMI CONACHER won first place in The Federation Of Canadian Artists (Nanaimo Chapter) juried exhibition "A Brush With Spring", which was held at the Dorchester Hotel in Nanaimo on May 29 - 31, 2015. Other Art 10 members with pieces hung in the show were, TOM SHADLOW, KATHY GALVIN, PATRICIA MANSELL and PAT PALMER.

KARIN SCHIEBER recently won the Juror's Choice Award at the Sidney Fine Arts ShoW.

PATRICIA MANSELL and EUNMI CONACHER both had paintings accepted into the Federation of Canadian Artists (Nanaimo Chapter) Summer Juried Show called "Coastal Expressions". At the Nanaimo Art Gallery (150 Commercial St.) Aug. 15 - Sept. 6, 2014. Eunmi won an award of excellence for her piece "Last Train To Montreal".

Eunmi Conacher and Karin Schieber enjoyed great success with sales at the recent Sidney Art Exhibition in mid-October 2013. Karin also was recognized with a first place in 3D at the Ladysmith Multi-Media Show. Many other members of Art 10 are also showing at this venue.

 

Member News

New Gallery

EUNMI CONACHER, Art 10 member, has recently been accepted to the AFCA signature membership of The Federation of Canadian Artists.

DOROTHY SEVCOV was given an award for her long volunteer service to the Federation Of Canadian Artists Nanaimo chapter.

Art 10 Gallery has been in its current venue, which is the center of Nanaimo North Town Center on Rutherford Road in Nanaimo, since February, 2010. The gallery is located at the crossroads of the mall near the lotto booth.

Art 10 is now looking for qualified artists to submit portfolios for consideration for membership.

History

In May 1983 Art 10 opened its doors at a location in Harbour Park Mall.

Earlier that year ten local artists got together with the idea of setting up their own gallery, the brainchild of Doris Paterson, who now lives on the Mainland. By the time the gallery opened in May there were thirteen members involved. Stell, the name Art 10, (for the founding 10 artists), stuck. Of the original thirteen, only Dorothy Sevcov still participants in the gallery. Since then approximately 50 other local artists have been members for a period of time.

Over the years Art 10 has spearheaded many exciting events. Well known artists such as Jack Shadbolt, Tony Onley and Herbert Siebner came to the gallery to instruct and show their work. Art 10 presented special shows at the Mahle House, Nanaimo Art Gallery and even one in Lethbridge, Alberta, as well as raising funds to Save Neck Point in 1994 and holding a silent auction to support the Nanaimo and Area Land Trust in its purchasing of park land around Mt. Benson in 2009.

Today there are 24 local painters and potters and jewellers involved in the gallery which is open seven days a week during Nanaimo North Town Center mall hours. A range of styles and subjects are represented in the paintings, and the potters provide customers with functional and fun pottery, plus sculptural pieces. Art cards, bookmarks, calendars, jewellry and other small gift items are also available.

After 33 years, Art 10 Gallery continues to provide a member-run exhibition and sales space for artists of mid Vancouver Island.

Membership Guidelines

An artist who wishes to try for membership in Art 10 should come to the gallery for an information and application sheet. This requires the artist to bring in five original works which, if 2-D, are to be framed and which are to be left for two weeks for consideration. In addition a biography and photos of other works are encouraged. Responsibilities of members accepted for trial include three gallery sittings of four hours each per month, so prospective members should be aware of this and other responsibilities.

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