to May 12


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Opening: May 3, 2019, 7-9 p.m.

Through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture, seven artists navigate the Interworld to produce works exploring time, transformation, the uncanny, and the secretive and silenced worlds of trauma and mental health.

Poster image by Desiree de Ruiter

Sheryl Fisher/Secrets

I read somewhere that you should give up a secret to find your true self. I wrote down some of my private thoughts, but felt exposed and vulnerable. My first reaction was to cover or rip up the papers, but then decided to express my emotions through my abstract art. The development in these works mirrors the exploration of confined inner thoughts, responding to them, and releasing them with the risk of disclosure. Innuendo through applications of various materials reveal the secret. The cathartic process is visual enactment of the process of internalizing feelings, and then setting them free.

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FCA Spring Exhibition Artists' Reception
6:00 PM18:00

FCA Spring Exhibition Artists' Reception

Please join us for our Artists' Reception and Award Ceremony on March 7th. We're making it great!

Live Jazz
 Wine Appies

Bring your friends and patrons!  We will have 85 original works of art available for purchase - something for everyone!  All works will be under 24" in size, so you'll find affordable, mid-sized works ready to hang in your own home.  Visit the Massey Gallery at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and enjoy fine art from one of Victoria's oldest art organizations. 

If you're visiting during the week, just check in at the front desk and you can enter at no cost.

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FCA Juried Spring Exhibition 2019
to Mar 31

FCA Juried Spring Exhibition 2019

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We will have 85 original works of art available for purchase - something for everyone!  All works will be under 24" in size, so you'll find affordable, mid-sized works ready to hang in your own home.  Visit the Massey Gallery at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and enjoy fine art from one of Victoria's oldest art organizations.

The Federation of Canadian Artists accepted two of Sheryl’s abstract pieces for this show. Stop by and see them in person!

Insomnia, 20 x 20 inches on panel, mixed media

Insomnia, 20 x 20 inches on panel, mixed media

Dream Fragments, 20 x 20 inches on panel, mixed media

Dream Fragments, 20 x 20 inches on panel, mixed media

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RAW:Victoria presents OVATION
7:00 PM19:00

RAW:Victoria presents OVATION

Sheryl is putting names of those who have bought a ticket into a draw. If your name is chosen, she will give you one of the original dog paintings of your choice, or paint your pet for free if you make a donation to an animal shelter of your choice.

The fascination of people, and more recently of rescue dogs, is evident in Sheryl’s art. She likes to paint intriguing personalities who are quirky, have history in their faces, display attitude, or have that certain something that sets them apart, which tells a curious story. Big brushes/spatulas are her tools to paint with and she uses gobs of colourful acrylics and mixed media to portray her subject in a loose and gestural way. She is self taught, but attributes a tangle of influences in her art such as workshops she has attended, the artistic community she lives in, galleries, music, and books.

"The process of painting is a happy immersion for me. Being suspended in time while responding to what happens next on my canvas as as I work on something that resonates with me is euphoric! However, it’s that heartfelt connection to people and to the animals up for adoption in shelters that sparks my work. For this reason, part of the proceeds from selling my art goes to ‘Bridges for Women Society’, an organization I admire for all their healing humanitarian actions to better the lives of women who have suffered trauma, and the dog portrait proceeds go directly to the animal shelter where they are from."
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to Dec 31

Art on View for Jazz

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A silent art auction of almost 50 pieces to benefit Hermann’s and local jazz music

Martin Batchelor Gallery

712 Cormorant Street / 250-385-7919

Wed, Dec 27 – Sun, Dec 31

Open afternoons from 1 to 5

Opening party, Wednesday afternoon

Join us for refreshments and live music, ongoing every afternoon.

Come down and support live jazz in Victoria!

(last bids: Sun at 4:00)

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While the initial attempt to purchase the building on View Street that is home to Hermann’s Jazz Club (the oldest jazz club in Canada!) was unsuccessful, we have decided to go ahead with our art auction in support of the Jazz on View campaign.

Firstly, to keep it positive while the future of Hermann’s remains undecided and unclear.

Secondly, as visual artists we appreciate and wish to acknowledge the incredible talent and dedication of the musicians that play at Hermann’s. We really love to hear music live, especially jazz, which is so spontaneous and lively. We know what it takes to be in the moment, in a creative flow, taking risks and responding to what is happening. The sharing of the experience with others is sheer joy.

All the proceeds from this endeavor will be used to either preserve Hermann’s where it is or help relocate the ‘Hermann’s experience’ if need be, or support local jazz musicians (mentoring youth, scholarships, a musicians’ fund).

We would like to warmly thank Martin Batchelor, who immediately and enthusiastically agreed to let us use his beautiful gallery, and for his help setting it up.

A big thanks to all the artists who have so kindly and generously donated their artwork and to those who donated from their art collections to support live music here in Victoria.

Thanks to our enthusiastic sponsors: Vancouver Island Brewery, Patisserie Daniel.

Finally, thanks to all of you who have helped in any way to keep the music flowing!

Two pieces by Sheryl Fisher will be offered:

1) ‘Jazz Improv’    28”x22” – mixed media

2) ‘Play That Funky Music’   30”x40” – acrylic


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to May 23

Art Victoria Now

Gala Reception: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 7:00pm (ticketed)

Show dates: Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, May 23, 2016

Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria

The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria is pleased to host The 2nd Annual Art Victoria Now Exhibition. It will be held in Victoria’s Atrium building located at 800 Yates Street from May 13 – May 23. This is a high-standard juried exhibition open to artists that reside in Victoria, Sooke, Saanich, Sidney and the Westshore.

The first Art Now exhibition in 2015 was a resounding success featuring artists of varied mediums and expertise. Held in the architecturally stunning Atrium building, Art Now integrates works of art into a functional space transforming the building into an impressive gallery.

With works from a multitude of artists working in a variety of mediums, 2016’s show is turning out to be one of the finest exhibitions this city has seen.

For more information, click here.

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7:00 PM19:00

There's No Place Like Home

Dear Friends,

We would like to invite you to attend this special event in support of Syrian Refugees “There’s No Place Like Home” at the beautiful waterfront Inn at Laurel Point at 7pm Tuesday March 29th.  

We are very excited to feature over 125 amazing birdhouses that have been created by some of our most talented local artists and art students.  These amazing, original birdhouses will be up for live and silent auction at the event.  Live music will be provided by the Tom Vickery Trio and light refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity to meet others in the community who want to make a difference as well as find that perfect birdhouse for your garden.
Tickets are $50 each and may be purchased at the Shieling Gift Shop in Cadboro Bay Village, at Ivy’s Bookstore in Oak Bay, on line at or from any of the parishes involved. Proceeds will be going to fund refugees in the Victoria area.

Come and join us for this fun sociable event!  We hope to see you there!

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to Nov 25

Federation of Canadian Artists, Goward House

Each year in the spring and fall, the Victoria Chapter of The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) holds a show juried by FCA signature members (those who have attained high standing in the Federation). Approximately 100 paintings are submitted, with one third to one half selected for the show. Jurors look for the "wow" factor, good composition, mastery of the artist’s medium and technique, and originality of style. The result is a first class exhibition, varied in style and media, featuring the best works of 30 ~ 40 of the region’s top artists.

Show Hours: Weekdays 9am to 4pm
October 30th to November 25th, 2015

Artist Reception: 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Sunday November 1st

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