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Feature Show

July 2014

Summer Showcase

July 2014.  Features paintings, pen & ink, mixed media.

Summer Showcase Results

Download the results document here



Heritage Paint-Out Shoot-Out

Heritage Paint-Out Shoot-Out Retrospective Exhibit

Call for past Heritage Paint Out Shoot Out Participants

September 2 – 29, 2014

 The purpose of the Heritage Paint Out Shoot Out event is to challenge and showcase the talents of local artists and photographers, as well as raise awareness about Nanaimo’s heritage buildings.  The event has evolved over the years with the addition of photography in 2005 and we look forward to innovations in the future such as an Instagram category.

There have been some amazing pieces created over the years and we would like to celebrate them with a Retrospective Exhibit that will include pieces created for HPOSO beside a historical picture and details of the location.  If you would like your work(s) to be included in the Retrospective please forward the following information on each piece to the NAC Gallery by August 8.  If you know of past participants, please either let them know about the event or let the NAC Gallery know how to reach them.

Submission forms are available from the Gallery of may be downloaded here


Summer Art Show

The Summer Art show Entry Form may be downloaded here


VIEX Volunteers needed

VIEX volunteer application form may be downloaded here.


Nanaimo Arts Council Quarterly Reviews

First Quarter Review

Second Quarter Review



Short Fiction Contest Winners 2014



Congratulations to all the winners of the 2014 Short Fiction Contest.  Read their stories by clicking on the links below.

Adult (19 & over) Winners:

    First Place:      “Oh, Lamb” – Lorin Medley

·        Second Place:  “Flannelette Sheets and Blinkster”  – Kimberly Clark

·        Third Place:     “Trains” – Brendon Abbott


Honorable Mention:
Letting Go of Yuko” - Kimberly Kemmer

   “Migration” - Sarah Needles

   “five purple bulbs on a string of white lights - Petronella van Oyen

   “Suicide Watch for Seniors - Margot Fedoryk

   “A Grave Before Dark” - Sandra McCulloch


Youth (13 – 18) Winners:

   First Place:      “Life in a Vial” – Lauren Bush

·         Second Place: “Monster” – Leora Middleton

·        Third Place:     “Catching Stars”  - Skylar Gruys


Junior (12 & under) Winners:

   First Place:      “Lost In A Dream” – Erin Burnley

·        Second Place:  “Seeing Through Mist” – Sara Lewis

·        Third Place:      “Journey Up Kerona Mountain” – Brianna Boichuk

Nanaimo Beading Circle

Steeped in tradition, the art of beading is one of many cultural arts that the Mid-Island Metis Nation is making available for everyone to try, in during their Wednesday night Beading Circles at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library.

View a video about the Nanaimo Beading Circle
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