Club fills Cedar Hill with art

Oay Bay Art Club show and sale runs Dec. 8 to 20 at Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre

Bonny Myers is the president of the Oak Bay Art Club.

They may meet regularly at Windsor Park, but the Oak Bay Art Club draws its members from across Greater Victoria.

The club’s work will be on display in Saanich this month, with an exhibition and sale running in the main gallery of the Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre from Dec. 8 to 20.

“It will be paintings and possibly some 3D work, we’re not sure yet. We expect to have 50 or more paintings from members of the club,” said club president Bonny Myers. “There will be mixed media, watercolour, oil and acrylic, and maybe some charcoal too.”

The works will be on display to the public Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The public can get a chance to meet the artists behind the works at the opening reception Dec. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. The centre is located at 3220 Cedar Hill Rd.

The exhibition is run in collaboration with the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, which will receive 20 per cent of the proceeds from all sales.

The club has been around since 1944, now boasting about 40 members who meet every other Monday night at Windsor Park Pavilion, where they provide inspiration to each other and receive demonstrations from various artists from around the city.

“We don’t have a home for our shows, we just go where we can find a good public venue,” said Myers. “We were at Goward House the last couple of years [but Cedar Hill] has longer hours, so we thought we’d try it.”

Myers said she started painted at the age of 10, taking a 30-year hiatus before picking up the brush again about 15 years ago.

“I just feel it’s in me and I have to get it out,” she said. “I enjoy expressing myself, and if I sell it then it means somebody else likes it. They say you’re paintings aren’t finished until they’re out the door.”

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Unemployment surpasses historic high in Greater Victoria, tourism hit hard

Hospitality and tourism sectors hurting as pandemic continues

Victoria tattoo shops respond to sex assault allegations against male artists

Carne Tattoo and Painted Lotus Studios respond to allegations

‘I love my animals very dearly,’ says man at centre of Saanich park allegations

Man accused of assault after being approached for allegedly mistreating his dog

Mayor not in favour of low barrier housing at Oak Bay Lodge

Process is already in place to determine future of Oak Bay Lodge

Victoria seeks court order to enforce sheltering rules in Beacon Hill Park

People being asked to move out of environmentally sensitive areas of park

VIDEO: Langford cat missing 18 months reunited with family

Blue the cat found at Victoria museum 17 kilometres from home

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 7

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Would you get a vaccine for COVID-19 when it is available?

With the number of positive COVID-19 tests skyrocketing across much of the… Continue reading

VIDEO: Alberta man rescues baby eagle believed to be drowning in East Kootenay lake

Brett Bacon was boating on a lake in Windermere when he spotted the baby eagle struggling in the water

Vancouver Island business ad unintentionally features OK gesture linked to white supremacy

Innocuous ‘OK’ gesture in cleaning franchise advertisement gets flak on social media for ‘supposedly’ promoting white supremacy

Comox Valley RCMP looking for missing woman

Ami Guthrie was last seen in Courtenay in early July

Conservationists raise concerns over state of care for grizzly cubs transferred to B.C. zoo

‘Let them be assessed now before their fate is sealed,’ urges B.C. conservationist Barb Murray

B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance minister says

Okanagan a bright spot for in-province visitor economy

National Kitten Day aka the ‘purrfect’ day to foster a new friend

July 10 marks National Kitten Day, a special day to celebrate all things kittens

Most Read