City of Victoria Art In Kiosks Competition Winner! My "Be Kind" Artwork Is Now On Display in Downtown Victoria!
Very pleased to announce that my "Be Kind" artwork was one of only 10 to be chosen for display in The City of Victoria's Art in Kiosks Public Art Program for 2022! The 2nd round of 5 artworks have now been installed in Downtown Victoria; mine is on the corner of Douglas and Broughton Streets, and will be on display until January 2023. Go have a look if you're in town!
I originally created this design in the early months of the pandemic (sorry to mention it), but I think it still remains relevant and serves as a "gentle" reminder. You can read my Bio and Artist Statement and more about this Public Art Competition, and see the other 4 winning artworks currently on view, HERE!
Earlier this year, my "City Lights At Night" artwork was chosen to be part of the City of Victoria "Signage Kiosk Animation" Public Art Project, a project "to celebrate local creatives and enhance everyday artistic encounters". It has just been installed in downtown Victoria, BC on the corner of Douglas and Humboldt Streets, where it will be until January 2022! If you find yourself in Downtown Victoria and happen by, please do take a photo and tag me!
If you would like to read more about this Public Art Project, CLICK HERE!
Support the Victoria Hospice Society "Kits for Compassion" Fundraiser (and Maybe Win My Eucalyptus Tote Bag Too)!
The Victoria Hospice Society here in Victoria, BC, provides compassionate end-of-life care to the community and a large part of its budget comes from fundraising. This year, they are offering limited-edition "Kits for Compassion", gorgeous gift boxes filled with beautiful products from local businesses and artisans. 100% of the funds raised from the sale of these Kits will help provide compassionate end-of-life care for patients and families, all while supporting local businesses! Included in the price is an exciting virtual event on May 2 with lots of DOOR PRIZES, including my Eucalyptus totebag filled with stationery products from Monk Office (see below)! Treat yourself or someone you love (Mother's Day is coming up!) and you might just win one of the many door prizes too! For more info about this fundraiser or to purchase a Kit (quantities are limited, shipping in Canada available!), CLICK HERE!
BTW: I bought one for myself and intend to share it with my 90-year old Mom on Mother's Day! Thanks to Sharon Davies for thinking of me and asking if I would like to participate (in a small way)!
A few months ago, the City of Victoria (my hometown) put out a call to local artists to submit proposals for the "Storefronts Exhibition Program" Public Art Project to animate vacant commercial spaces in the Downtown core. To keep the project safer this year due to the pandemic, rather than site-specific installations, they requested patterned designs to cover vacant storefronts with vinyl wrap (just up my alley, right?!). Happily, my "Dream" design was chosen and has now been installed at 1420 Douglas St. (near Pandora Ave.)! If you find yourself in Downtown Victoria and happen to pass by it, please do take a photo and tag me!
READ MORE about this Public Art Project, including my Artist Statement!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio