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Glass Dish

Hollie Benoit
Glass Dish
Fused Glass on Glass
12 x 10
Cherry Blossoms

Christy Blom
Cherry Blossoms
Egg Tempera on Silk
14 x 11 in.
Emperor and Empress

Keiko Bottomley
SOLD Emperor and Empress
Collage on Paper
9.5 x 3.5 in.
Looking West

Lynda Colbeck
Looking West
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30 x 1 in.
My Friend Fricassee

Rod Corraini
My Friend Fricassee
Oil on Canvas
32 x 38 x 1 in.
Shallow Bowl

Virginia Dunseith
Shallow Bowl
2 x 14 in.

Mary Ann Fleming
Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 14 x 2 in.
The Morden Mine

John Hofman
The Morden Mine
Watercolour and Ink on Paper
16 x 20 in.
Breakfast At Wickaninnish

Sandra Johnman
Breakfast At Wickaninnish
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48
Quadra Island

Barbara Lorimer
Quadra Island
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 40 x 2 in.
"Deep Forest"

Denise MacNeill
"Deep Forest"
Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 24 x 1 in.

Patricia Mansell
Marshland's Wader - Great Blue Heron
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 18 x 1 in.

Ian Nattras
8 x 3 x 3
"Into The Light"

Pat Palmer
"Into The Light"
Encaustic on Wood
39 x 32 x 1 in.
Serving Dish With Handles

Ruth Porter
Serving Dish With Handles
2 x 12 in.
The Blue Chair

Marilyn Ridsdale
The Blue Chair
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 24 x 2 in.
"Neck Point Beach"

Julie Sabiston
"Neck Point Beach"
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 24 x 1.8 in.
Sterling Silver Pendant with acrylic and pearl

Karin Schieber
Sterling Silver Pendant with acrylic and pearl
3 x 8 in.

Dorothy Sevcov
Watercolour on Paper
20 x 16 in.
Millstones on Newcastle

Ludek Sotola
Millstones on Newcastle
Watercolour on Paper
16 x 20 in.

Lee Stead
'Long Beach' and raku fish
Acrylic on Board
8.5 x 13 in.
Blood Creek - Lantzville

Eileen W
Blood Creek - Lantzville
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 24 x 1 in.

Featured Artist


Poster Keiko Bottomly

KEIKO BOTTOMLEY is the July Feature Wall artist for the Art 10 Gallery. Her exhibition of recent works in acrylic and mixed media is titled BETWEEN DREAMS AND REALITY. An opening will be held Monday, July 2, 2018 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the gallery when the artist will be in attendance.

Poster An Observation of Crows. Crows By Rod Corraini

Artist ROD CORRAINI shall have a showing of paintings in oil, titled: "An Observation Of Crows", from May 31st to June 29th at Art 10 Gallery, in the Nanaimo North Town Centre. This exhibition coincides with Art 10 Gallery's 35th Anniversary Celebration. A simultaneous artist opening and 35th anniversary gathering shall be held at Art 10 Gallery on June 9th, from 2 until 4 pm. Refreshments shall be served.

Pastel #1 by Dan Gray

DAN GRAY is Art 10’s second guest artist for 2018. He presents PASTELS FROM LIFE, an exhibition which will hang on the Art 10 Gallery Feature Wall during the month of May 2018.

Dan Gray’s pastels are impressions of the moment. Born in Van- couver B.C., he has worked in soft pastel since 1975. Dan always paints from live models, always ‘en plein air’ when painting the landscape. The majority of his portfolio are an Plein Air land- scapes of British Columbia, but he also loves to paint motorcycles and cars blended in a colourful nature. Always painting from live models, he always ‘en plein air’ when painting the landscape. Designated a Premier Pastellist of Canada by the Pastel Society of Canada, his awards also include Plaque of Distinction (1990); 1st place Silver Pastel Plate (1994); and the inaugural award for Excel- lence and Dedication to Pastel (2000). His pastels are published and collected across Canada and internationally. Dan now lives on Vancouver Island and continues to paint daily, even on rainy days. The beauty of his work is seen in this review: “The Canadian artist D. F. Gray ... works in soft pastel on paper, layering delicate strokes to evoke impressive subtleties of chiaroscuro. Gray’s “Moorcroft Vue” 2013, Gallery and Studio New York) depicts the rolling tide, craggy rocks and foliage of a Canadian shoreline with dappled strokes, while “From Brant Point” is a moist marshy vision of one of the artists favorite painting sites.” (Vincent Klein, March 2013, Gallery and Studio, New York)

Meet the Artist: Dan Gray will be doing a demonstration at Art 10 in the Nanaimo North Town Centre on May 5th, between 2 and 4pm.

Lee and Vivian The Whole Wall

LEE STEAD and VIVIAN BODNAR were the Art 10 Feature Artists for the month of April, 2018. The two potters are calling their show “Bring the Outside In” as their pottery celebrates the BC outdoors.

On Saturday April 7th, from 2 – 4 Lee and Vivian will both be at the gallery to welcome you. Since their show will run the entire month of April come in anytime and check out the paintings as well as the pottery. Decorative and functional pottery includes tributes to the whales, trees, fish, night sky. Lee will have raku items and Vivian will have her forest women available for purchase along with mugs, bowls and more.

the Vault By Eileen Williamson

EILEEN WILLAIMSON presented Wanderings, an exhibition of recent acrylic paintings by this long-time member of Art 10. Her exhibition will be displayed on the Feature Wall for the month of March, 2018.

Painting #2 By Brian Buckrell

BRIAN BUCKRELL was the Feature Wall Special Guest Artist for the month of February, 2018. Brian is an acclaimed landscape artist who lives in Comox, BC. He paints mainly in oil and acrylic in a bold impressionistic style. The paintings on display were painted within the last two months especially for this show. Art 10 is proud to introduce this body of new work in the Gallery.

Flowers By Marilyn Ridsdale .

DECK THE WALLS was the theme of Art 10's Feature Wall for the month of December, 2017. All the paintings, pottery, jewelry, and ornaments on the wall are priced at $100 or less, and make the perfect choice for Christmas giving. These are one-of-a-kind original pieces by local artists. $100 OE LESS was carried over in the month of January, 2018.



HOLLIE ST. JEAN Glass Artist
MARG BONNEAU   painter
KEIKO BOTTOMLEYpainter, jewellery maker
LYNDA COLBECK   Painter http://lyndacolbeck.com
MARY ANN FLEMING   Painter, Jeweler www.maryannfleming.ca
JOHN HOFMANpainterhttp://johnhofman.wordpress.com
PATRICIA MANSELL   Painterwww.patriciamansell.ca
PAT PALMER   Painter www.PatPalmer.ca
MARILYN RIDSDALE   Painter www.marilynridsdale.com
KARIN SCHIEBER   Gold/Silversmith www.k-originals.com
LUDEK SOTOLA   painter
LEE STEAD   Potter


LYNDA COLBEK, SANDRA JOHNMAN, PATRICIA MANSELL and LUDEK SOTOLA will be participating in the Nanaimo FCA ART SHOWCASE and SALE, April 13 - 20, at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, 610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith. Gala Reception: Saturday April 14 from 7-9 pm.

LUDEK SOTOLA will be exhibiting his latest water colours at The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. West, Qualicum Beach, from April 16 to May 5. Opening Reception April 18 @ 2:00 pm.

DENISE MACNEILL will be exhibiting a solo show "FIFTY PAINTINGS", from April 16 to May 5 at  The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach. Opening reception April 18 2:00 pm.

ROD CORRAINI is having a solo exhibition PLACES, PEOPLE, THINGS, Nov. 7-29, at the Rollin Art Centre, 3061- 8th Ave. Port Alberni. 250-724-3412. Open Tues. to Sat. 11-4

ROD CORRAINI will be participating in "Cre-8" a cooperative art show at the Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery from June 17- 24, featuring 8 artists exhibiting their paintings, photography, digital art, sculpture, jewellery and pottery. Other artists participating include Anthony Cateaux, Neil A. Fatin, Peggy Grigor, Pauline Harrison, John Moore, Mary Orton and Morgan Saddington. Opening reception Saturday June 17 @ 7 pm.

MARG BONNEAU has a solo exhibition in the Dorothy Francis Gallery at the Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, April 10- 29, opening reception Wednesday April 12 @ 2:00 pm. This series of paintings "West By South West" were inspired by the artist's travels to San Antonio Texas and other points west.

PATRICIA  MANSELL ,Canadian wildlife artist, is exhibiting  'Wild at Art' from Jan.30 to Feb. 18 at the Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum. 122 Fern Rd. West.


LYNDA COLBECK, ROD CORRAINI, KARIN SCHIEBER and EILEEN WILLIAMSON of Art 10 Gallery, will participate in the 18th Annual Nanaimo Artwalk, Dec 3 &4 from 11 am to 5 pm. There are 26 locations, in downtown Nanaimo and the Old City Quarter, with over 40 artists participating in studios and businesses.

RUTH PORTER, and 12 others, will participate in the 24th Annual Mid-Island Potters' "ART OF THE FIRE" 2016 Show and Sale, Sunday, October 30th, 11 am to 5 pm at the Parksville Community Centre, 132 E. Jensen, Parksville BC. One of a kind gift items to use and/or admire.

LUDEK SOTOLA and PAT PALMER will be exhibiting in the show "Au Naturel", the human form interpreted by 7 artists,at the McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan St. Parksville, Oct.4-30. Show opening Sat. October. 8 from 1-3. 

PAT PALMER exhibited several paintings at the Cathouse Gallery, 5320 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Bay, from July 16-31, 2016 (Open weekdays 10am-4pm). The figurative paintings in this exhibition have all been painted from sessions with live local models. All are welcome.

DENISE MACNEILL won first place at the NANAIMO FINE ARTS SHOW hosted by the Nanaimo Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. The exhibition was held at the Nanaimo Convention Centre on Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5, 2016. Other Art 10 members with paintings selected for the show were LYNDA COLBECK, EUNMI CONACHER, PATRICIA MANSELL, & PAT PALMER.

LYNDA COLBECK, PATRICIA MANSELL AND KARIN SCHIEBER opened their studios May 28 & 29 , 2016, 10 am - 4 pm as part of the HAMMOND BAY STUDIO TOUR. For more information www.facebook.com/HammondBayStudioTour

EUNMI CONACHER exhibited in Art Vancouver, 2016, at the Cenvention Centre East from May 26-29, 2016.

KARIN SCHIEBER was a guest artist at the Nanoose Bay Studio Tour Showcase at Nanoose Place on the weekend of April 30- May 1, 2016.

EUNMI CONACHER is having two one-man shows in the Victoria area during the month of April, 2016. Dales Gallery in Victoria features Eunmi's Abstract Solo Show, while the Village Gallery in Sidney is showing her Representational Feature Show. BOTH EXHIBITIONS ARE OPEN APRIL 1-30, 2016.


The NANAIMO POTTERY CO-OP held it's 2015 NOVEMBER SALE at the Country Club Centre. Among the participating potters are RUTH POTTER, LEE STEAD, & VIRGINIA DUNSEITH.

MARILYN RIDSDALE (with Meaghan Stouck) presented "STILL MOVING", a joint exhibition of paintings, at the Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni (corner of 8th and Argyll) from October 20 - November 14, 2015. 





Member News


Art 10 Gallery is searching for former members, their families and friends to help celebrate the 35th anniversary of one of Canada's oldest artist-run galleries.
An open house, meet and greet, as well as pottery, jewelry, printmaking and painting demonstrations will be held on Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th.
"We've lost contact with some previous members and would love to reconnect with them and their families and invite them to our festivities," says Dorothy Sevcov, the only remaining member of the original ten artists who opened the gallery in 1983.
"Close to 125 artists have played a part in keeping the gallery thriving in our community. We know people have moved away, up and down the island, and would love the opportunity to say thank you," says Barbara Lorimer, who along with Dorothy, Mary Ann Fleming and Rod Corraini, are organizing the event.
Thirty-five years ago, it was a bold and new concept for Art 10 artists to open the first artist run gallery in Nanaimo.
Today, the gallery, located in the Nanaimo North Town Centre on Rutherford Road, continues to present original, local work and includes 25 members who create in many mediums. Former or previous guest members and their families and friends are invited to contact the gallery at 250 756-6136 or email the gallery at art10gallery@shaw.ca

EUNMI CONACHER, Art 10 member, has recently been accepted to the AFCA signature membership of The Federation of Canadian Artists.

DOROTHY SEVCOV was given an award for her long volunteer service to the Federation Of Canadian Artists Nanaimo chapter.

Art 10 Gallery has been in its current venue, which is the center of Nanaimo North Town Center on Rutherford Road in Nanaimo, since February, 2010. The gallery is located at the crossroads of the mall near the lotto booth.

Art 10 is now looking for qualified artists to submit portfolios for consideration for membership.


In May 1983 Art 10 opened its doors at a location in Harbour Park Mall.

Earlier that year ten local artists got together with the idea of setting up their own gallery, the brainchild of Doris Paterson, who now lives on the Mainland. By the time the gallery opened in May there were thirteen members involved. Stell, the name Art 10, (for the founding 10 artists), stuck. Of the original thirteen, only Dorothy Sevcov still participants in the gallery. Since then approximately 50 other local artists have been members for a period of time.

Over the years Art 10 has spearheaded many exciting events. Well known artists such as Jack Shadbolt, Tony Onley and Herbert Siebner came to the gallery to instruct and show their work. Art 10 presented special shows at the Mahle House, Nanaimo Art Gallery and even one in Lethbridge, Alberta, as well as raising funds to Save Neck Point in 1994 and holding a silent auction to support the Nanaimo and Area Land Trust in its purchasing of park land around Mt. Benson in 2009.

Today there are 24 local painters and potters and jewellers involved in the gallery which is open seven days a week during Nanaimo North Town Center mall hours. A range of styles and subjects are represented in the paintings, and the potters provide customers with functional and fun pottery, plus sculptural pieces. Art cards, bookmarks, calendars, jewellry and other small gift items are also available.

After 33 years, Art 10 Gallery continues to provide a member-run exhibition and sales space for artists of mid Vancouver Island.

Membership Guidelines

An artist who wishes to try for membership in Art 10 should come to the gallery for an information and application sheet. This requires the artist to bring in five original works which, if 2-D, are to be framed and which are to be left for two weeks for consideration. In addition a biography and photos of other works are encouraged. Responsibilities of members accepted for trial include three gallery sittings of four hours each per month, so prospective members should be aware of this and other responsibilities.

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