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DOROTHY SEVCOV is December's feature artist at the Art 10 Gallery.
"Now and Then" is a retrospective show of Nanaimo artist Dorothy Sevcov's work covering more than 45 years of inspired creativity. Included are oil, acrylic,watercolour,pastel and encaustic paintings. Dorothy's main inspiration over the years has been the local landscape,ocean views and flowers. " I must have done several hundred paintings of my favourite spots at Bowen Park, particularly the rhododendron garden and at Neck Point." she says. Her current interest involves complex abstract patterns known as Zentangles which she finds intriguing and fun. But "Now and Then" is also a celebration of Dorothy's many years of leadership and dedicated work in the local arts community. She began painting with the Nanaimo Art Group (now known as the Nanaimo Group of Artists) in the 1960's ,later becoming president. She became the NGA's representative to the Arts Council which led to organizing the annual Autumn Showcase at the Madrona Centre at Malaspina College.She was one of the founding members of the Art 10 Gallery in 1983 and also founding member of the Nanaimo Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists in 1989. Still active in all these groups,she holds many service and lifetime membership awards for her work, from being president or board member to organizing the many exhibitions held by these art associations . Through her art, Dorothy has recorded local farms and orchards, beaches, parks and flowers with skill and enthusiasm, sometimes with 6 paintings on the go at once. And for this she has also received countless awards and prizes at juried shows for her beautiful paintings. Visiting her large home studio one sees work in progress on several easels,a lot painting equipment and supplies which, of course, include paper and canvas ready for Dorothy's next project. " I will have to live to 125 to paint all the images I have in my head ." she laughs. "Now and Then" will be on display at Art 10 Gallery in the Nanaimo North Town Centre through the month of December. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, December 10th from 1 to 3 p.m.
PAT PALMER presents TURN,TURN,TURN, an exhibition of 12 new oil paintings celebrating the changing of the seasons. The exhibition will run the month of November, 2016, on the Art 10 Feature Wall, with an opening reception on Sunday, November 6, 1-3pm. All are welcome to attend.
KEIKO BOTTOMLEY was the Art 10 Feature Artist for the month of October, 2016. Keiko's show is titled "Sketches Here and There" and comprises pen and watercolour sketches of places important to herself and her husband. Some are from locations in England, that they visited together and others are from local homes and gardens. These images on paper indicate Keiko's love of place and are drawn in her colourful, expressive style.
EILEEN WILLIAMSON was the Art 10 Feature Artist for the month of September, 2016. Eileen presented "TREES", an exhibition of new acrylic paintings depicting local landscapes. She shows the Arbutus trees on Gabriola Island, the Douglas Firs at Long Beach, and the Red Cedars at Ucluelet on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. About her art, Eileen writes that she "seeks to express the mystery and spirituality of the land.
LEE STEAD & WENDY CYRENNE took the Art 10 Feature Wall for the month of August, 2016, with their exhibition of pottery titled OUT OF THE FIRE. Wendy joined 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
"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.
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.
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". <P"">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. <P"">Food is a very important part of my life and well worth being a commentary with my artistic exploration.
|HOLLY BENOIT||Glass Artist|
|KEIKO BOTTOMLEY||Painter, Jeweler|
|MARY ANN FLEMING||Painter, Jeweler||www.maryannfleming.ca|
LYNDA COLBECK, ROD CORRAINI, KARIN SCHIEBER and EILEEN WILLIAMSON of Art 10 Gallery, will participate in the 18th Annual Nanaimo Artwalk, Dec 3 &4 from 11 am to 5 pm. There are 26 locations, in downtown Nanaimo and the Old City Quarter, with over 40 artists participating in studios and businesses.
RUTH PORTER, and 12 others, will participate in the 24th Annual Mid-Island Potters' "ART OF THE FIRE" 2016 Show and Sale, Sunday, October 30th, 11 am to 5 pm at the Parksville Community Centre, 132 E. Jensen, Parksville BC. One of a kind gift items to use and/or admire.
LUDEK SOTOLA and PAT PALMER will be exhibiting in the show "Au Naturel", the human form interpreted by 7 artists,at the McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan St. Parksville, Oct.4-30. Show opening Sat. October. 8 from 1-3.
PAT PALMER exhibited 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. 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, 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.
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.
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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