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P-ART-Y on the Drive
c/o Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre
1155 Resort Drive
Parksville, B.C.
V9P 2E3

Many talented artists call Vancouver Island home and who could blame them? The entire region is a tranquil and picturesque backdrop that provides a continuous source of creative inspiration. The artists of Vancouver Island are delighted to share their craft and many of them have their own galleries and studios that they open to the public. Check out the local Visitor Information Centres for tours and studio locations in each area.

P-ART-Y on the Drive is an eclectic collection of some of Vancouver Island's finest artists. P-ART-Y goers will experience just a sampling of the many talented folk who make up our cultural fabric. From photographers to painters and crafters to carvers, all walks of art life are represented at this party.

Stroll along Parksville's Resort Drive and meet the artists, view their work and maybe even purchase a treasure to take home. What makes P-ART-Y on the Drive even more unique is that some of the artists are providing interactive activities. Aspiring artists will be invited to show their creative side in a wide variety of mediums including painting and jewelry making.

Enjoy the artists of Vancouver Island at P-ART-Y on the Drive 2017 - bringing art, music, food & YOU together in nature!

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Cherry's Stained Glass
I have always been fascinated with glass, color and anything to do with handcrafting, in school, art was one of my top s...
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I have always been fascinated with glass, color and anything to do with handcrafting, in school, art was one of my top subjects, and I loved drawing, sewing, arts and crafts.

After marrying and uprooting to Canada from England, occasionally painting and drawing form pleasure.

After starting a family I was thrown once more into the world of knitting and sewing.

A decade later I started taking stain glass lessons in Langley BC , then Leaded courses in Vancouver, selling my work in Vancouver, Steveston and Abbotsford.

Classes I have also taken on the Island since being here are glass beading in Victoria and fusing in Nanaimo.

After moving to Vancouver Island in 2004 I have had my work in many stores and have enjoyed being a part of many craft fairs.

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The Entomopho
Mark and Jhan, otherwise known as The Entomopho, are lovers of all things creepy, crawly, and wondrous. In the pursuit o...
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Mark and Jhan, otherwise known as The Entomopho, are lovers of all things creepy, crawly, and wondrous. In the pursuit of preserving these important creatures which share our planet, The Entomopho presents a selection of exotic framed insects.

Our insects are sourced from collectors who farm for export, or ethically gather from wild non-endangered populations. Where possible, we have eliminated the middle-man so the collectors receive a fair working wage. In this way, local peoples see the value in preserving the insects' natural habitat.

The insects arrive to us dried and shriveled. We re-hydrate, relax and mount the insects in a variety of frames at our studio in beautiful Bowser, BC. None of our insects are endangered, at risk or on the CITES list.

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West Coast Nature Art
West Coast Nature Art features beautiful handmade Jewelry, Suncatchers, Wind Chimes and more. All beach glass used has b...
West Coast Nature Art
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West Coast Nature Art features beautiful handmade Jewelry, Suncatchers, Wind Chimes and more. All beach glass used has been handpicked from the beaches of Vancouver Island. Come take a look and find your own beautiful piece of the sea.
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Empurpled Wares
I am a Vancouver Island artist working in mixed media; clay, painting, wire work, needle work, jewellery, and more. I ...
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I am a Vancouver Island artist working in mixed media; clay, painting, wire work, needle work, jewellery, and more. I have spent the last few years refocusing on my art and have fallen in love with "Paverpol", a non-toxic liquid medium which cures to a weatherproof finish.

I've been creating art for over twenty years, and while working with Paverpol I can combine all my areas of interests, experience, and techniques into one. I love this ability to create one-of-a-kind, upcycled, funky works of art for indoor and outdoor settings.

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More Than a Rock
We make coaster sets, hot plates, lazy susies, tea lites, rock heaters, solar lights, flower vases and cheese plates all...
More Than a Rock
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We make coaster sets, hot plates, lazy susies, tea lites, rock heaters, solar lights, flower vases and cheese plates all out of many coloured rock.

Steve Huber

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Art by Jo
ART BY JO Joan ?Jo? Macarthur fell in love with creating art when she took a decorative painting class in 2000. Since...
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ART BY JO Joan ?Jo? Macarthur fell in love with creating art when she took a decorative painting class in 2000. Since then Jo has been fortunate to study in several mediums and techniques and has a passion for upcycled art. In May 2015 Joan took an art doll class and has enjoyed exploring making ?DOLLS? from various materials. View more of Jo?s work on Facebook Jo Macarthur
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Catch A Star Studio
"Catch A Star Studio hand crafts a wide variety of jewelry and gifts. Some of the pieces include silver, rose gold, cop...
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"Catch A Star Studio hand crafts a wide variety of jewelry and gifts. Some of the pieces include silver, rose gold, copper, elk horn, crystals, jade, precious stones, geodes and stone work. Choose from a selection of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, pendants, crystal angels and healing stones. Over 30 years of working with creativity, in a studio beside a waterfall. Catch A Star Studio, jewelry that's priced to please for the discerning buyer."
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Reclothe
My name is Helen & I have always been attracted to beautiful old things and had a hankering to create something new out ...
Reclothe
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My name is Helen & I have always been attracted to beautiful old things and had a hankering to create something new out of something old. I hate to see things that could still be useful being thrown out, reclothe means ?to clothe again?. I use old jeans, cords & suits and each of my bags is unique & handmade. I take vests & make purses or backpacks from them & use old ties as handles. I love breathing life into old clothes & reducing our waste, I live & craft my unique bags in the old quarter in Nanaimo.
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Yvonne Acheson Artwork
I am an artist, wife of a surfer/board shaper, and mother of two boys. My family and I moved to Vancouver Island from th...
Yvonne Acheson Artwork
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I am an artist, wife of a surfer/board shaper, and mother of two boys. My family and I moved to Vancouver Island from the mainland in 2007. My love of the ocean, its amazing coastlines, and the rest of Gods beautiful creation on Vancouver Island, is the inspiration for my paintings. I enjoy working with vibrant colours blending in curves to portray the essence of each piece.
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Joyce Bezusko
The studio of Joyce Bezusko is found on the shores of Vancouver Island, B.C., where her passion is fuelled by the ever-c...
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The studio of Joyce Bezusko is found on the shores of Vancouver Island, B.C., where her passion is fuelled by the ever-changing ocean, calming breezes, majestic mountains and lush greenery. It is there she creates her one-of-a-kind cuff bracelets, pendants, necklaces, belt buckles, single statement earrings and wall pieces.

Each piece is designed with that special individual in mind. Edgy, elegant, whimsical and over the top are specialties of Joyce's art form, while enjoying the challenge of originality and custom creations, in which she has been involved in the most interesting commission works.

With a deep appreciation for retro and love affair with the "Old Hollywood" romance of vintage jewellery, she is able to craft a unique and captivating blend of modern nostalgia.

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Mary Joyce
Mary Joyce (Very Mary Designs) Biography I first started sewing as soon as I could hold a needle. Stringing beads and...
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Mary Joyce (Very Mary Designs) Biography

I first started sewing as soon as I could hold a needle. Stringing beads and making doll's clothing were my first projects. By the time I was eleven, I was wearing my own handmade garments. I knew wanted to be a designer and seamstress!

Growing up in Victoria there wasn't much opportunity to work in the garment industry, so at a young age I began working in the upholstery and drapery field. When I was 16 I was sewing clothes for others. Eventually I met a wonderful English woman who taught me pattern drafting and tailoring in her shop on Oak Bay Avenue.

At 24 I moved to Toronto where I initially worked doing alterations for Creeds, a high-end apparel shop. I later apprenticed for a Yorkville Couture and after three years I started my own clothing line.

With husband and two children in tow I returned to Victoria and launched Mary Joyce Designs - a clothing business using all natural fabrics with original water-based screen printed fabrics. During that time I also started a manufacturing company - M Joyce Manufacturing.

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Maggie Wouterloot
Maggie concentrated on printmaking and photography during her undergraduate years at Concordia University in Montreal. ...
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Maggie concentrated on printmaking and photography during her undergraduate years at Concordia University in Montreal. After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts she worked in the publishing sector as a researcher and photographer. Her photographic works have been featured in books, calendars and magazines.

Upon moving to Nanaimo, she began experimenting with papier mache and cast paper sculpture often incorporating mosaics onto those surfaces. Lately, she has applied her mold-making skills to working in plaster and resin. Her work was selected as part of the 2016 Temporary Public Art Tour for the city of Nanaimo. Her fantastical fish are part of public and private collections in Canada, USA and Europe.

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Jordan Blackstone
Have you ever looked into the eyes of an animal in the wild and wondered what they were thinking? Or watched the ever ...
Jordan Blackstone
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Have you ever looked into the eyes of an animal in the wild and wondered what they were thinking? Or watched the ever changing palette of colours in nature and wanted to capture them? Take a walk through my galleries and find your special work of Heart. I am a photographer who loves to paint - and a painter who loves photography.
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Nora and Vim
We are Nora and Vim, living in Parksville. A few years ago, we started playing with beads, gems, crystals and stones col...
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We are Nora and Vim, living in Parksville. A few years ago, we started playing with beads, gems, crystals and stones collected in our travels... we enjoy creating and designing bracelets, pendants and wire wrap rings... We always enjoy meeting and sharing with folks and being part of the fun energy on the street...

Looking forward to seeing you on the Drive.

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Botanical Bliss
Robin Round, owner of Botanical Bliss grows over fifty herbs organically on her herb farm in Duncan and sustainably wild...
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Robin Round, owner of Botanical Bliss grows over fifty herbs organically on her herb farm in Duncan and sustainably wild-harvests herbs on Vancouver Island. Her products are made by hand, on site and include oinments, balms, pure essential oils and award winning Wild Hip Face Creme. Botanical Bliss also includes products for men, puppy dogs and seasonal items such as Christmas mulling spice and room spray. We are pleased to have Robin and Botanical Bliss back at P-ART-Y on the Drive!
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Gordon Grenon
Gordon Grenon is an artist unlike many of the artists we typically host at P-ART-Y on the Drive. Gordon is Island Garden...
Gordon Grenon
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Gordon Grenon is an artist unlike many of the artists we typically host at P-ART-Y on the Drive. Gordon is Island Garden Design and that is exactly what he creates; unique designs for your outdoor spaces. These oriental style gongs are one of a kind and you can see them this year at P-ART-Y on the Drive. They sound and look amazing!
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Maggie Dee Designs
At Maggie Dee Designs, we sell handmade baby clothes made by two mamas locally in Parksville, BC. We create ethically mi...
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At Maggie Dee Designs, we sell handmade baby clothes made by two mamas locally in Parksville, BC. We create ethically minded, locally inspired clothes that challenge gender stereotypes.
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Garnet & Ruby Creativity
The blueprint process has been used by botanists, artists and architects since 1842. Natural elements from our forests a...
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The blueprint process has been used by botanists, artists and architects since 1842. Natural elements from our forests are placed on coated paper using a special emulsion that can only be exposed in the sun. This creates one-of-a-kind Prussian Blue photograms.

ML Kenneth, BFA, moved to Parksville in 2016 from the prairies. She is excited to be part of this thriving and growing artistic community. ML works in photography, painting, and printmaking. She is enjoying sharing her creativity as she teaches workshops at the MAC. To see more of ML?s work, visit www.garnetandruby.com

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Joel Mills-Woodturner, Carver, Builder
All Products are hand-made and one-of-a-kind. Inventory is predominately salvaged wood from storm damage, pruning, lot ...
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All Products are hand-made and one-of-a-kind. Inventory is predominately salvaged wood from storm damage, pruning, lot clearing, pallets, friends, neighbours or wherever wood can be saved from burning or the local land fill. Products designed for use with food is naturally finished and completely food safe. Generally, I start with green wood (logs, sections, cutoffs etc.) and cut the pieces into suitable sizes for bowls, utensils, pepper and salt grinders etc. Pieces used for bowls and platters are turned slightly oversize, waxed and left to dry naturally (approx. 3 - 6 months depending on the wood) then turned and finished to the final product. The same process applies to other pieces (i.e. cut into suitable sizes, milled where necessary, waxed and left to dry. All carvings are created from found wood. Woods used: Arbutus, Oak, Maple, Fruit woods, Honey Locust, Caragana, Russian Elm, Yellow Cedar and Yew to list just a few.
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Unique Creations by Jess
I am a local artist in the Qualicum Beach area. I handcraft 3 and 5 inch round wire wrapped Trees of Life with gemstone ...
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I am a local artist in the Qualicum Beach area. I handcraft 3 and 5 inch round wire wrapped Trees of Life with gemstone beads. I started making the tree as a Christmas gift idea and it has flourished from there. I am always excited to finish a tree as each tree is unique.
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Rubius Glass
I have been using borosilicate glass and a torch to make these fantastical sculptures for about 7 years. Creating these...
Rubius Glass
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I have been using borosilicate glass and a torch to make these fantastical sculptures for about 7 years. Creating these creatures is more akin to painting figures out of light and air than traditional sculpting. Mythology, fantasy, history, and the natural shapes of trees and plants inspire and inform much of my work. My glass creations may be found online at www.rubiusglass.com/.

Kristina Gray

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Marie Paquette
I have been hand building functional and sculptural clay objects since 2004, wood firing them as often as possible. I le...
Marie Paquette
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I have been hand building functional and sculptural clay objects since 2004, wood firing them as often as possible. I learned from 2 years of night classes and a few determinant workshops: ?Personal expression? with Wayne Cardinalli, ?Finding beauty in imperfection? with Akira Satake and finally a 10-month long mentorat program with Leta Cormier.

In 2011, I started to explore free form brushwork playing with ink, watercolour and acrylic. My brush explorations evolved through meaningful workshops with great instructors as Lorne Loomer, Lila Lewis Irving and recently, Judith Kruger.

I work from my studio/gallery in Nanoose Bay.

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Gwen Spinks
I work with acrylics on canvas... and I love everything about it. I love using palette knives to create rich textures; r...
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I work with acrylics on canvas... and I love everything about it. I love using palette knives to create rich textures; rags to create moods & contrast; brushes to... well, the rest!

I?ve been in several shows including Sooke Fine Art, Sidney Fine Art, Moss Street Paint-In, and many others; including Calyx in Calgary...

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Alan Cornall
Alan Cornall was born in Plymouth, England in 1937. He began his photographic career as a hobby but soon enrolled in the...
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Alan Cornall was born in Plymouth, England in 1937. He began his photographic career as a hobby but soon enrolled in the Bristol School of Further Education where he was ewarded Best Student Honours in 1964. In 1967 Alan emigrated to Montreal and in 1971 moved to British Columbia.

Alan's work encompasses everything from portraits to commercial photography, but his true love lies with nature and more recently with wildlife. With his wife, Margret, as companion he has driven thousands of miles searching for perfect images. He makes his home in Parksville, B.C., but don't count on him always being there. Alan's immense fascination for nature and wildlife lead him to adventure and travel at every opportunity.

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Randy Hall
Randy Hall is a Vancouver Island photographer specializing in nature photography, whether it is capturing natural settin...
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Randy Hall is a Vancouver Island photographer specializing in nature photography, whether it is capturing natural settings such as seascapes or forest landscapes or the plants and animals that inhabit this part of British Columbia.

Randy considers himself a landscape photographer first, but also an opportunistic wildlife photographer. "My photos are my interpretation of works by a true master? Mother Nature".

Randy has developed a style that shows enhanced colours and contrast. When many people think of contrast, they think colours and tones. There can also be contrast in content. An example of this can be seen in some of Randy's early morning images of Parksville Bay. Towering or threatening clouds can instill the feeling of unrest, while the calm waters of the bay say serenity.

Some of Randy's work is currently on display in Studio 2 at The Old Schoolhouse Art Centre (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach. Other images are available through Fine Art America. RandyHallPhotography.com

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Jacqui Barley Photography
Fine art, landscape, seascape, architectural, eclectic , urban and nature photographer Jacqui Barley was born in London,...
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Fine art, landscape, seascape, architectural, eclectic , urban and nature photographer Jacqui Barley was born in London, England. Her family emigrated to Canada where she grew up as native of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. She was raised surrounded by the ocean, mountains, and lush west coast forests outdoors and exposed to her parents' love of the arts and books indoors. Her ability to create visual imagery was nurtured by her mother's creativity with textiles and her father, an architect and enthusiastic photographer.

She discovered the joy of capturing a single frame - a momentary glimpse - in a way that allows others to see what I see."

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Lynn Symington
I retired from Edmonton where I had enjoyed folk art painting. Qualicum Beach introduced me to a new world of artists wh...
Lynn Symington
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I retired from Edmonton where I had enjoyed folk art painting. Qualicum Beach introduced me to a new world of artists who played with mixed media, dollmaking and sculpting. But it was winters spent in Arizona that introduced me to the amazing world of gourds. I love weaving, painting, beading, and sculpting on these amazing members of the natural plant world. There are endless possibilities for embellishing gourds and I am having so much fun trying new things.
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Francine Tremblay
Local Artist specializing in Stained Glass and Mosaic and Tide Lines. Featuring custom designs of special memories. Loc...
Francine Tremblay
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Local Artist specializing in Stained Glass and Mosaic and Tide Lines. Featuring custom designs of special memories. Located midway between Campbell River and Courtenay since 2001. All my pieces are custom designed using glass and other various materials such as shell, wood and rock. Stop by with a special memory photo to see if it can be transformed into a piece of art to treasure for years to come.
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Julie and Ron Geen - Wired to Rock
Julie and Ron Geen - After relocating to Parksville in 2009, Julie and Ron Geen started to design and create simple jewe...
Julie and Ron Geen - Wired to Rock
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Julie and Ron Geen - After relocating to Parksville in 2009, Julie and Ron Geen started to design and create simple jewellery items in their home as a way to relax. They began to display their custom work at several of the popular craft markets around the Oceanside area under the name of Wired to Rock. Their work ranges from simple wire wrapped crystals to the more intricately wired Tree of Life designs on semi-precious stones and crystals. There are also beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings with new designs continuously being created. Their unique styles are popular with local and international customers and are being shipped around the world.