FCA Art Show in May

Nanaimo Art GalleryThe Nanaimo Chapter, Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), will hold its first show of 2008 in the Nanaimo Art Gallery Downtown, 150 Commercial St., from May 1 to May 28, 2008. The show is sponsored by the Nanaimo Art Gallery. The official opening and awards ceremony is on Thursday, May 1, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

The Nanaimo Chapter has over 100 artist-members from the Central Vancouver Island area, many of whom will be submitting new, original pieces of art for selection to the show, juried by a panel of three jurors, all signature members of the FCA. From the paintings chosen, a number will receive awards of excellence or honorable mention. The jurying process ensures that all of the work in the show is be of very high quality.

Much of the artwork, ranging in style from abstract to representational, and created in different mediums such as watercolour, oil, acrylic, mixed media, and collage, will be exhibited for the first time and all will be available for sale. The awards ceremony is open to the public, and art lovers and collectors are welcome to attend and speak directly with the artists. This show is a unique opportunity to enhance or begin a collection of original artwork and appreciate the talent of established and emerging artists from the Central Island area. For further information, contact the publicity chair Diane Michelin at 250-468-2790.

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