Artisan Harvest Luncheon and Craft Fair October 25th


Don’t miss this harvest celebration and craft fair, featuring local artisans. Offerings include preserves, snacks, chocolates, Halloween treats, home baking, handcrafted items and more. There will also be an amazing buffet lunch!

When: Saturday October 25th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Deep Bay Marine Field Station 370 Crome Point Road
Admission: Adults $10 Students $3 Children under 12 Free
Add Lunch: + $15
Vendors: $25 per table. To book a table or for more information call us at 250-740-6611.

VIU Whale Project on Shaw TV

Help us choose our 2014 T-Shirt! Update we have a winner! Ferryn Nowatzi

Help support the Field Station and art students by voting for this year’s 2014 (Second) Annual T-shirt design destined to become a collector’s item!

Visual Arts Professor Gregory Ball  and his great Arts 295 Printmaking 2 students did a class competition for this years T-shirt that we will sell to support public education at the Field Station.  We’re going to give the winner a $150 gift certificate for art supplies at the VIU bookstore, plus fame and glory!

We picked our favourite designs and have them below (in no particular order).  Take a look and give us your opinion by VOTING in the POLL at the BOTTOM OF THE POST.  You can click on any design to view it larger.  Contest closes at 1630 Friday April 25  !  We’ll announce results Monday Morning the 28th!  Thanks for playing!

Fine print – designs may be modified or further developed in discussion with winner to correct typos add the name of the Field Station or other editorial comments.
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Wildlife Art Show: From Fin to Feather – Art from the Shores of the Salish Sea

Sponsored by the Salish Sea Market


March 10 – April 14th, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily

Opening Reception Date TBA

Admission (Includes admission to the station to see our aquariums and touch tanks)
Adults: $5
Children 12 and under: free

In anticipation of the arrival of the herring, there is a tangible increase in energy and diversity of wildlife within our coastal waters and shore-lined forests. Come view and invest your appreciation of local Salish Sea artists as they capture the essence of this exciting yearly event within their realms of clay, paint, metal, glass and wood.

Art will be for sale and include a public judging contest.

Film Event at the Station: “The Wild Windwards” Jan 26 / Feb 6

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Dinner on the deck, art and Inspiration, an evening with Doug Fisher – August 9th

Douglas j Fisher Portrait and works 2_81b4db80c1a56f273b389963cc3bd490Breathtaking views and a delectable Sunset Dinner on the Deck followed by a presentation by world renowned artist Douglas J Fisher; “Ideas * Inspiration * Creativity “Think outside the box to improve your art.

We’re thrilled to have world renowned Vancouver Island wood sculptor Douglas J Fisher deliver an energizing 90 minute interactive presentation that will explore ideas, inspiration and creativity! You don’t need to be an artist to enjoy and benefit from this stimulating session! We all need ideas, inspiration and creativity in the art of living every day, no matter what you do!

Celebrated around the world for his thought-provoking and inspiring works of art, Doug’s work is described as ‘timeless art that touches the soul’, combining artistic vision with superb craftsmanship. His unique style of wood turned sculptures are instantly recognizable, exhibited internationally, and resides in private collections around the world.

An entertaining presenter, Doug is regularly invited to lecture and demonstrate around the globe, and we’re delighted to have the privilege of having Doug right here in our (and his) own ‘backyard’, Deep Bay!

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Setting up for Art Show this week!

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A busy day here today as Art & Design students get ready for “EXPLORATIONS” the BA Visual Arts Graduating Exhibition 2013. Opening reception is this Saturday, 1pm – 4pm. Art will remain on display at the station until Apr 30th…Come check it out! Read the rest of this entry »