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.

Setting up for Art Show this week!

set up

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 »

Retiring visual art professor creates kelp installation for Deep Bay Marine Field Station

Kelp Sculpture by Fran Benton - fronds

Visual Art Professor Fran Benton was quick to volunteer her talents when she heard that staff at Vancouver Island University’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station were interested in additional aquatic-themed art for the new facility on the shores of Baynes Sound. Read the rest of this entry »

Our Emily turns shoreline debris into jellyfish art

Emily Rigney and her sculputure  111023
We’re feeling like proud parents around here! Originally posted on VIU webpage

The shimmering replicas of jellyfish may look fanciful but Vancouver Island University biology and art student Emily Rigney makes a serious statement with her sculpture created from shoreline trash. Read the rest of this entry »