Fantasy Realms: Illustrations Inspired by Fantasy Literature is now making the rounds of the Greater Victoria Public Libraries.
January - Juan De Fuca Branch
February - Bruce Hutchinson Branch
March - Nellie McClung Branch
April - Saanich Centenniel Branch
May - Central Branch Branch
June - Central Saanich Branch
July - Esquimalt Branch
August - Emily Carr Branch
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Island Illustrators Society Meetings
Topic: TBA - As always, feel free to bring your current illustration projects, ideas, questions and snacks.
General meetings in 2013 as below: (Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, 7-9:00 p.m.)
Wed, Jan 16, 7 to 9:00 p.m.
Wed, Feb 20, 7 to 9:00 p.m.
Wed, Mar 20, 7 to 9:00 p.m.
Wed, Apr 17, 7 to 9:00 p.m.
Wed, May 15, 7 to 9:00 p.m.
Wed, Jun 19, 7 to 9:00 p.m.
Wed, Jul 17, 7 to 9:00 p.m. (Cancelled for the summer ~ See you in September!)
Wed, Aug 21, 7 to 9:00 p.m. (Cancelled for the summer ~ See you in September!)
Wed, Sept 18, 7 to 9:00 p.m.
Wed, Oct 16, 7 to 9:00 p.m.
Wed, Nov 13, 7 to 9:00 p.m.
Wed, Dec 18, 7 to 9:00 p.m.
All general meetings will be held at "The Barn" unless otherwise specified - 1885 Lansdowne (access from Watson).
Please contact us for directions (map available).
All Island Illustrators Society meetings are open to the public and are wheelchair accessible.
We ask for a small donation at the door.
The Island Illustrators Society presents
A Naughty & Nice Valentine’s Art Exhibition
Festive Opening Reception - Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 from 7 to 9 pm
Eighteen members of the Island Illustrators Society exhibit a collection of seductive and romantic art at the Martin Batchelor Gallery. Come dressed in your foxiest attire and join the festive evening reception that includes high heels, feather boas, passionate guitar by Shota Hori, appies, beverages and prizes! Artists will be in attendance and works will be for sale - they make a perfect Valentine’s gift.
Exhibiting artists include:
Jenus Friesen, Greg Glover, Beth Dunlop, Itchiman, Kat Camaro, Catharine Campbell, Natalie Shumka, Marlene Howell, Thom Jones, Michael Beseau, Miranda Lawrence, Rick Lick, Colin MacLock, Lorne Miller, Marcia Semenoff, Ivana Seymour, Haren Vakil and Allegra Vernon.
Valentine’s Day Fun Night
Valentine's Day - Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 to 9 pm
Bring your Valentine's sweetheart to the Island Illustrators’ romantic Naughty & Nice Fun Night! See the arousing and flirtatious works of 18 contributing artists. This saucy, sexy evening will offer captivating and often sultry a cappella vocals by Shiri Lamothe, live body painting, sexy photo booth, appies and beverages. Adults only!
The show runs until Feb. 27.
Martin Batchelor Gallery
712 Cormorant Street
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm
For more information, contact Jenus Friesen at 250-721-3867 or Greg Glover at 250-704-0011. Artists available for interviews and photos. More images available upon request.
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their assistance toward the success of this show:
Island Blue Print, Roman Hahn, The Romance Shop, Culinarius Catering, Il Terrazzo Restaurant.
The Island Illustrators Society Annual New Years theme show for 2012:
"A Traveling Illustrated Alphabet"
During the summer, the Island Illustrators Society was contacted by the Greater Victoria Public Library, with an offer to display at the Juan de Fuca branch. We had just finished our 25th Anniversary celebrations, two shows and two book launches, but the library venue quickly inspired our members — and the little library spark grew into a plan for an illustrated alphabet. The enthusiasm for the theme has been wonderful. (That's how you can tell a group of full-fledged illustrators!) The first letters that members are working on will spell out the words 'Happy New Year', sending greetings far and wide through the pages of the Times Colonist. We are very grateful to the T/C who have been kindly covering our theme shows for many years.
This is a group that loves an illustration challenge. The Island Illustrators Society has been holding an Annual New Years show since its inception 25 years ago. Our first New Years event was held at Market Square — and since then, the group has shown at various inspiring venues such as the Royal BC Museum (during the Emily Carr Exhibit and Circus Magicus), Craigdarroch Castle, St. Ann's Academy, and the Empress Hotel.
This season members are busily creating 8 x 8 alphabet pieces with a Canadian nature theme. The first ‘Happy New Years’ message show will run from Jan 4 to 31, 2012 at the Juan de Fuca branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library at 1759 Island Highway. The venue is wheelchair friendly and open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday until 5 p.m. For more venue info contact the library at 250-391-1759
Come February, the complete “Travelling Illustrated Alphabet” Exhibit, featuring 26 letters of the alphabet, will begin its journey to various Greater Victoria Public Libraries including the Central branch downtown. Members who have worked on letters for all or some of the alphabet shows include: Suzanne Destaffany, Wendy Picken, Judy Hilgeman, Beth Dunlop, Joanne Thomson, Debora Smith, Karel Doruyter, Kristi Bridgeman, Olga Lang, Robin Hall, Bryony Wynne-Jones, Dawn Joy Ritchie, Ian Finlayson, Jessica Milne, Dianne Bersea, Kathy Cameron, Marcia Semenoff, Iris Churcher, Allegra Vernon and Haren Vakil. The Society also plans to create books or posters with the images.
* Times Colonist Article on the IIS Travelling Alphabet: Click Here
Keep watching here for library venue updates.
“LOVE TO READ” part of the “Travelling Illustrated Alphabet”
A travelling exhibit of letters of the alphabet created by members of the Island Illustrators Society.
MARCH 9 to 29 at the Bruce Hutchison Branch GVPL 4636 Elk Lake Dr. Ph: 250-727-0104 wheelchair accessible.
APRIL 2 to 30 at the Saanich Centennial Branch GVPL. (Pearkes) 3110 Tillicum Road, Ph: 250-477-9030 wheelchair accessible.
MAY 7 to 31 at the Nellie McClung Branch GVPL. 3950 Cedar Hill Road Ph: 250-477-7111 Wheelchair accessible
FREE Illustration Demonstrations in March at Bruce Hutchison Branch GVPL:
4636 Elk Lake Dr. Ph: 250-727-0104 wheelchair accessible.
-Sat March 17, 1-3:00 pm “O is for Olga”
Illustrator Olga Lang will be demonstrating the art, history, and symbolism of Pysanka egg decorating. All ages.
-Sat March 24, 1-3:00 pm.“W is for Wendy”
Illustrator Wendy Picken will do ‘Finger painting without the Paint’ using an interactive project for children 5-9 - "P is for Painting Poetry" in your own name. Parents welcome to also participate. Pre registration required. Call: 250-727-0104
FREE Illustration Demonstrations in April at Saanich Centennial Branch:
3110 Tillicum Road, Ph: 250-477-9030 wheelchair accessible.
-Sat April 7, 1-3:00 p.m. “J is for Joanne”
with Joanne Thomson. Joanne will demonstrate watercolour and ink illustration methods and how she uses the library for researching subjects.
-Sat April 21, 1-3:00 pm. “M is for Marcia”
Sat April 21, 1- 3 pm. “M is for Marcia” Illustrator Marcia Semenoff scratch board with kids. A hands on program, kids of all ages. Pre registration required. Ph: 250-477-9030
FREE Illustration Demonstrations in May at Nellie McClung Branch GVPL:
3950 Cedar Hill Road Ph: 250-477-7111 Wheelchair accessible
-Sat May 12 10:30 to 1:00 p.m. “K is for Kristi”
Kristi Bridgeman, Mandala demonstration. All ages welcome.
-Sat May 19 10:30 to 1:00 p.m. “B is for Bryony”
Island Illustrators Society member, award winning watercolourist Bryony Wynne-Jones will be demonstrating her well loved watercolour illustration techniques. The subject will be birds (O for Owls, like the alphabet letter, to be exact). All ages welcome.
|Coastal Moments from the Island Illustrators Society
an illustrated writing journal
Join forty-four members of the Island Illustrators Society on a tour of Vancouver Island. Be inspired by the landscapes and people who inspire them. Contemplate the words of some of BC's finest poets. Coastal Moments is an illustrated writing journal that takes you on a journey through the colours and nuances of one of British Columbia's unique and beautiful places. Record your own thoughts and feelings as you share in the wonders of this remarkable island.
See what the press are saying about it: Beacon Magazine
Published by www.oolichan.com.
Available in select bookstores. Greater Victoria residents can purchase copies directly from us for $23.95 plus HST, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and pickup location.
||The Island Illustrators Society
...25th anniversary ...68 studio visits
Authored by Mr. Raymond H St. Arnaud
A book of photographs and biographies of current and former members of the Island Illustrators Society in Victoria, B.C. during the society's 25th anniversary. The photographs are almost all in the members' studios. Some members have added 'textual snapshots' about the society.
|Available on Amazon CreateSpace for $29.95 plus tax. Or contact the author for the deluxe edition at email@example.com