Nanaimo Art Gallery Shows

Salon 2007The Uptown Branch of the Nanaimo Art Gallery at Malaspina University-College, 900 Fifth Street, is currently presenting two exciting shows which run until July 14, 2007. Photo Salon 2007 is the Harbour City Photography Club’s seventh annual salon featuring the best prints from Vancouver Island photographers. Fifty-nine works are on display, selected from the 260 images submitted by photographers from all over Vancouver Island.

Photo Salon is fast becoming the premier annual juried print competition and show on Vancouver Island. It’s open to all photographers provided the original image is a photograph taken by the entrant. There is no restriction on subject matter, process, or technique. The awards include medals from the Canadian Association of Photographic Art, plaque awards from the Harbour City Photography Club, and attractive prizes totaling $6,300 generously donated by Vancouver Photo Workshops, the Sony store, and John Burrage Photography.

Through Island Eyes II is the Summer Juried Art Show of the Nanaimo Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. The Nanaimo Chapter FCA has over 100 members from Victoria to Tahsis but with the majority from the Central Island area. The work submitted for jurying by a panel of three Signature members of the FCA is all original, in a variety of mediums. The Awards presented are for Best in Show, Award(s) of Excellence, and Honourable Mention(s). All pieces are available for purchase.

Nanaimo Art Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday, noon to 4 PM. Gallery admission is free but Malaspina University-College parking fees apply 24 hours a day. For more information please call the gallery at (250) 740-6350.

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