Madrona Gallery marks 10 years showcasing Canadian art

A local fine art gallery celebrates its 10th anniversary with an exhibition of contemporary and historic Canadian works through June 27.

Madrona Gallery’s Anniversary Exhibition will feature new works from its stable of established and emerging Canadian artists, including Meghan Hildebrand, Clayton Anderson, Morgana Wallace, Nicholas Bott, Corrinne Wolcoski, Sean Yelland and others. All the pieces are Canadian, with the majority of the artists hailing from British Columbia.

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“The exhibit will touch on major moments at the gallery through the decade,” said Michael Warren, gallery director. “We will showcase significant Inuit carvings, drawings and prints as well as historic Canadian and post-war pieces.”

There will be a changing inventory of between 25 and 30 pieces on display at all times.

There are pieces for every budget, with My C.C.M, an 18 x 13-centimetre acrylic on board piece (one of a series) by Victoria artist Nancy Ruhl selling for $200.

“Her pieces are charming and reminds me of what makes Victoria great,” said Warren. “She has a knack for seeing things in the city that most miss.”

He said that the gallery is adjusting and learning how to accommodate visitors while respecting social-distancing requirements.

Only five people are allowed at a time in the gallery. Most visitors spend between 10 and 30 minutes viewing the pieces.

Individuals and groups can call ahead for private viewing times by appointment.

The exhibit is free to view.

It runs during regular gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, June 13 to 27 at Madrona Gallery, 606 View St. For more information, go to madronagallery.com.

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