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W. David Ward, "The Narrows", acrylic on canvas, 11.75" x 16"

w. david ward's exhibition "ReENCOUNTER - CASCADIAN SEDUCTION" at LOCH GALLERY, UNTIL JULY 8TH

Loch Gallery presents a collection of recent works of Haida Gwaii by W. David Ward. "Twenty-eight years after my artistic journey began, I was drawn back to an ancient village site in the heart of Haida Gwaii, where something took a hold of me once – possessed me – and set my life on a very different path...
I have been haunted ever since by the spirit of this place – the Genius Loci – and a moment of inspiration, an epiphany in fact, inspired by a forgotten totem pole, hidden in the forest shadows. Emily Carr described a spirit felt so intensely, it draws us like a magnet, then passes through us, and our work – 'particles', 'perpetually moving'."  

Anja Karisik, "Beacon" (Pelee Island Lighthouse), pastel/board, 18" x 24"

"FESTIVA REGIONALISTA" ON PELEE ISLAND - celebrate with us this CIVIC HOLIDAY WEEKEND!


The 5th annual Pelee Island Stone & Sky Music & Arts Series is a growing and eclectic series of concerts and other artistic events featuring spoken word, live performance, and visual arts. Join us for FESTIVA REGIONALISTA, a series of performances taking place on Saturday, August 5th in a disused fossilized limestone quarry and rehabilitated former landfill. This gem of a venue boasts remarkable acoustics and flourishes with indigenous and endangered species of plants and animals, some of which are native only to Pelee Island in all of Canada.

Buckhorn Fine Art Festival (BFAF) at the Buckhorn Community Centre 

Buckhorn Fine Art Festival (BFAF) at the Buckhorn Community Centre 

visit the booth of the new regionalists at "BUCKHORN FINE ART FESTIVAL", august 19-20, 2017

A new Regionalism in art has emerged. Born of the nature and wildlife art movements of the 80s and 90s – and deeply rooted in the Romantic tradition – this movement carries forward the essential values of an earlier, more enlightened age. An awareness of the environment – and the understanding that our health and well-being is inextricably linked to that of the natural world – can be preserved only so long as we maintain a connection to nature. In an increasingly urban, technology based society, the role of the nature artist has never been so important: to foster concern for, and and understanding of, the natural world – particularly among younger generations. To learn more about the tenets of a new regionalism, visit our booth at Buckhorn Fine Art Festival (BFAF).