Arte Laine
Elaine L Hughes - Fine Art

Events (Past Events)

4 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018 Roaming Gallery I Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: John Horgan Mla Community Office, Langford, BC, Canada
As part of the Coast Collective's Roaming Gallery program, I am exhibiting 17 works at the Constituency office of Premier John Hogan, in Langford, BC, during the months of April and May, 2018.
9 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018 Westridge II Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Wale Road, Victoria (Colwood), BC, Canada
I will be putting a piece into the next hanging of Coast Collective's Westridge Collection, an ongoing exhibit of Collective members.
11 Feb 2018 - 12 Aug 2018 Art Space 2018 Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, Island Highway, Victoria, BC, Canada
The ongoing exhibit of Coast Collective Members' work at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Center continues in 2018, with a new exhibit starting in February, and a turnover in mid-May.
15 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018 The Mountain Landscape in Watercolour Category: Workshop/Class Price: 145.00 Event Website: http://www.coastcollective.ca/events/the-mountain-landscape-in-watercolour-with-elaine-hughes/ Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
In this course we will learn the essentials of putting together a successful post-impressionist mountain painting. We will discuss sky and cloud formations, sculpting the peaks, the use of the white of the paper to create snow, the importance of cast shadows, atmospheric perspective, creating interest in the midground, and foreground options. Both wet on wet and direct painting with transparent and opaque watercolours will be demonstrated, as well as negative painting techniques.

Some previous drawing and painting experience is highly recommended.
21 Jul 2018 Moss Street Paint In 2018 Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Moss Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
Once again I am going to brave the elements and the massive crowds, as I have been juried in to be able to set up a booth at the Moss Street Paint In. My artist friend Barb Scott missed last year but we plan to set up together this year as she has also been accepted. Check out her work at http://barbarascottart.ca/ (The event runs from 11 am to 4 pm on the day.)
1 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018 Collaborations Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Wale Road, Victoria (Colwood), BC, Canada
I am working on a collaborative piece for this show with Linda Anderson https://www.lindamandersongallery.com/
More information and updates once the piece is closer to success!

Past Events

13 May 2018 Mother's Day Paint-In and Craft Fair Category: Workshop/Class Venue: Royal Roads University, Sooke Rd, Victoria, BC, Canada
I will be joining a number of other plein air painters in the Italian Garden at Hatley Park National Historic Site from 11am - 4 pm on Mother's Day (May 13) for their 23rd annual Paint-in and Craft Fair.
8 May 2018 Mountain Landscape Demo Category: Workshop/Class Venue: Juan de Fuca Arts and Crafts Guild Painter's Group
I will be repeating the demo that I did at Opus recently for the Painter's Group of the JDF Arts and Crafts guild. The meeting is held at the Coast Collective starting at 7 pm.
2 May 2018 - 13 May 2018 Folklore Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Wale Road, Victoria (Colwood), BC, Canada
I didn't get my new Sherwood Forest painting done in time (due to Cuba travel) so I'm happy that the First Nations lore about the magic of Medicine Lake qualifed this painting for the upcoming Coast Collective Folklore show. Medicine Lake vanishes in the winter and reappears every spring; this "good medicine" has been revealed to be due to an extensive network of small underground drainage pathways that spread its magical waters throughout the region.
17 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018 Aquarelle et Pastel Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7
I'm excited to be accepted to the upcoming watercolour and pastel show at the national Federation of Canadian Artists' Granville Island gallery. This is a show that will also help me qualify to apply for Signature status in the future, so it's quite exciting. Not to mention it's my first exhibit in Vancouver.
15 Apr 2018 Opus Visiting Artist (Victoria) Category: Workshop/Class Venue: Opus Art Supplies, Herald Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
Join me to see a demo on painting the mountain landscape. Noon to 1:30 or a repeat at 2:30 - 4:00. Preregistration required. More details here: http://opusartsupplies.com/how/demos/mountain-landscape-watercolour
18 Mar 2018 Tradeable Art: Fun with ATCs Category: Workshop/Class Price: 84.00 Event Website: http://www.coastcollective.ca/events/tradable-art-fun-with-trading-cards-with-elaine-hughes-mar/ Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
Come learn to make and trade ATCs (Art Trading Cards). These are miniature artworks (playing card size) that are created with the intention of trading them for other ATCs. They are always traded, not sold. ATCs are in any 2D medium, so bring your favourite acrylics, oils, watercolours, collage or drawing materials. We will learn to sign up for swaps online, make and package the cards, send them in for trade and send out thank yous to other participants. Additional details on the Event page link provided.
14 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018 Bloom 10 Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
Another submission accepted into a Coast Collective Show - this one is their annual celebration of all things floral!
28 Feb 2018 - 11 Mar 2018 FCA Victoria Spring Show Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.coastcollective.ca/events/fca-spring-showcase/ Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada Reception: 1 Mar 2018
The FCA Victoria Spring Show will be held at the Coast Collective, from February 28, 2018 to March 11, 2018. I am excited to be a participant again this year!
14 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018 Transformations Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
Winds, waves, mists, tides, the West Coast life. This is my theme for the Transformations show upcoming at Coast Collective, for Associate Members only.
14 Feb 2018 - 11 Mar 2018 Westridge 2018 Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
2018 will start another round of Members' exhibits in the Westridge Gallery.
17 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018 Beginnings Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
There's an upcoming show at Coast Collective that I'm entering with an acrylic painting. It's a show for both new artists, and for established artists working in a medium that is new to them. Well, open acrylics are a thing unto themselves but I am putting a small work in for consideration anyway.
4 Dec 2017 - 14 Jan 2018 Westridge Collection Small Works Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
The final turnover in 2017 of the juried Westridge Collection for Coast Collective members will coincide with their Gifts and Wishes show, and features small works under 16" x 16" in size.
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017 Old School Gallery Xmas Category: Other Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/499604753742581/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%2C%22has_source%22%3Atru Venue: Old School Gallery and Gifts Reception: 24 Nov 2017
The gallery contains work by over 20 local artists, including me! There's fused glass, lampwork glass, pandora glass, rocks, mosaics, colourful clay, metals, china, upcycled silver and stained glass, watercolours, oils, acrylics, mixed media, ink, graphite and fiber. There will be extra displays for gifts and giving this year. No admission. There's also a grand opening celebration by the new organizers on the 24th of November.
13 Nov 2017 - 11 Feb 2018 Art Space Turnover Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, Island Highway, Victoria, BC, Canada
The final turnover of the Art Space, a project for Coast Collective members, takes place in November 2017 and will carry over until the new year.
6 Nov 2017 Multiple Miniatures at Windsor Park Category: Workshop/Class Venue: Windsor Park Pavilion, Windsor Road, Victoria, BC, Canada
I have been invited to do a demo and paint-along with the Windsor Park Art Club in Oak Bay, BC. I am going to demo the technique of doing multiple miniatures to create cards or a series of small studies, and discuss some of the benefits of working this way.
18 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017 Into The Night Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
I have two paintings in this juried celebration of autumn and the night.
13 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017 Sidney Fine Art Show Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://sidneyfineartshow.ca/ Venue: Mary Winspear Centre, Beacon Avenue West, Sidney, BC, Canada
My entry into the 15th annual Sidney Fine Art show was accepted. It's one of the major juried exhibits in the region. Update: I got an Honourable Mention from the jurors!
5 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017 FCA Victoria Fall Show Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, BC, Canada
The annual fall show of the Victoria Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists will take place in October at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, Victoria BC. My entry in this juried exhibit won Third Place.
4 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017 Canada 150 Exhibition Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
My plein air contest winner, The Fisgard Lighthouse, will appear at this exhibit along with another painting accepted into the show, starting in early October. I'm delighted that they are using my painting to advertise the event!
17 Sep 2017 Paint In at the Fort Category: Other Venue: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, Victoria, BC, Canada
A plein air painting competition as part of the City of Colwood's Seaside Festival. We will have 3 hours to paint (from 11 am until 2 pm), then paintings are juried and prizes awarded. All the paintings are eligible for display at the Coast Collective's Canada 150 Exhibit October 4 to 15, 2017. Update: I won first place!
28 Aug 2017 - 24 Sep 2017 Westridge Collection III 2017 Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
Another piece going in to the next Westridge Collection (juried showcase for Coast Collective members).
13 Aug 2017 - 12 Nov 2017 Art Space III Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, Island Highway, Victoria, BC, Canada
I have a different painting hanging in the Art Space (ongoing exhibit) at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre from mid-August onward. This continuous exhibit is organized for Coast Collective members and refreshes every couple of months.
12 Aug 2017 Another Demo at the Collective Category: Workshop/Class Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
Going to do another demo at Coast Collective in August - I might work on some florals for a change? We shall see closer to the date!
9 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017 Small Works Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada Reception: 11 Aug 2017
I have also had one miniature juried into the Coast Collective's Small Works show in August, 2017. Reception is August 11 from 7 to 9 pm at the Coast Collective gallery.
6 Aug 2017 - 1 Oct 2017 Old School Gallery and Gifts (formerly Glow Arts) Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Old School Gallery and Gifts
I've been accepted as a core artist at a gallery in Metchosin, BC. I hung my first piece there today and will be turning over my inventory there every few months, as well as doing some classes and workshops. The leadership of the cooperative is turning over right now, and the building is changing hands, so I will know more about the plans for the future fairly soon. In the mean time, must paint and frame a bit more inventory as I will now have some display space to fill for the next six months!
26 Jul 2017 - 6 Aug 2017 Associates Showcase Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada Reception: 28 Jul 2017
I have had one painting juried into the Associates Showcase at the Coast Collective. The opening reception is the evening of Friday, July 28, from 7 to 9 pm.
15 Jul 2017 Moss Street Paint In Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://aggv.ca/30th-annual-td-art-gallery-paint-2017
I've been accepted to the annual Paint In on Moss Street, sponsored by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. It's a one-day outdoor demo and sale. My friend Barb Scott will also be going and we are angling to get side-by-side table so we can make the day more fun than work. https://www.barbarascottart.ca/
1 Jul 2017 Due for another demo Category: Workshop/Class Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
I'll be doing a watercolour demo at the Coast Collective on Canada Day.
5 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017 Foundations Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Extension Gallery, Enterprise Square Atrium, 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB, Canada Reception: 8 Jun 2017
This is my graduating exhibit and first solo show, to complete my Visual Arts Certificate from the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton. More about the program can be found at https://www.ualberta.ca/extension/continuing-education/programs/art-and-design/visual-arts
13 May 2017 - 25 May 2017 Federation of Canadian Artists, Victoria Chapter, Spring Show Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://victoriafca.com/ Venue: CACGV Fort Street Gallery, 636 Fort Street, Victoria BC Reception: 20 May 2017
The Victoria Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists has a juried show each spring and fall. I've got one entry for the Spring and will be hoping to be more involved in the upcoming year!
7 May 2017 - 13 Aug 2017 Art Space II Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, Island Highway, Victoria, BC, Canada
Ongoing exhibits in the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre is another project of the Coast Collective to show members' work, so I am participating again for this next turnover.
1 May 2017 - 21 May 2017 Westridge Collection II 2017 Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
This year the juried Westridge Collection of Coast Collective artists is having more frequent calls and turnovers. I've got a collage piece going in for the month of May, 2017.
2 Apr 2017 Another Watercolour Demo Category: Workshop/Class Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
Another demo day at the Coast Collective, doing watercolour. The plan is to focus on some wet on wet techniques.
13 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017 Westridge Collection 2017 Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
I have a piece from my Icelandic landscapes in the Westridge Collection this spring, at the Coast Collective. This painting is from a photograph by Robert Franson (with permission) - one of several of his remarkable photos that I've been inspired to paint. For some of his paintings, see http://www2.cruzio.com/~rfranson/index.html
5 Mar 2017 - 7 May 2017 Art Space Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, Island Highway, Victoria, BC, Canada
I will have a piece hanging in a group show by the Coast Collective Associate Members at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre in Colwood, BC
5 Feb 2017 Rescheduled Demo Category: Workshop/Class Event Website: http://www.coastcollective.ca/ Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
My previously scheduled demo that was cancelled due to illness has now been rescheduled. The plan is to try out some Yupo paper(artificial paper with rather unique characteristics, see http://yupousa.com/ ) and "re-do" an existing piece to see what I get!
1 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017 Red Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada Reception: 4 Feb 2017
I'm delighted to have two pieces juried into another Coast Collective show: Red. The theme is self-explanatory! The reception is February 4, 2017 from 1-3 pm.
15 Jan 2017 Demo Time! Category: Workshop/Class Event Website: http://www.coastcollective.ca/ Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
Will be rescheduled - I ended up down and out with the flu.

Time for another watercolour demo at the Coast Collective. I've just moved house so what I do may be supply dependent. I know I have some Yupo paper(artificial paper with rather unique characteristics, see http://yupousa.com/ ) so I may try to "re-do" an existing piece on the Yupo and see what I get!
23 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016 Gifts and Wishes Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada Reception: 25 Nov 2016
The seasonal Gifts & Wishes show will be on from Nov 23 to Dec 23 and I have a couple of miniatures for sale during this event.
20 Nov 2016 Another demo Category: Workshop/Class Event Website: http://www.coastcollective.ca/ Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
November 20 I will be at the Coast Collective doing a watercolour demo on using masking fluid for small details.
2 Nov 2016 - 20 Nov 2016 Small Treasures Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.coastcollective.ca/index.html Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada Reception: 4 Nov 2016
Wrapped and ready to go! I have three miniatures that have been juried into the Small Treasures group show at the Coast Collective in November, 2016. Come meet with the artists on the evening of November 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm and see the many smaller-sized fine art pieces by Collective members at the show.
30 Oct 2016 Watercolour Demo Category: Workshop/Class Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
It will be almost Halloween so I thought for my next watercolour demo I would show folks my method for creating night scenes. It doesn't seem to be a commonplace subject for the medium, and I am going to contrast the effects that one can get using glazes in blue vs glazes in silver or pearlescent watercolour, as well as how to create stars and moons.
24 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 Westridge Collection Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.coastcollective.ca/ Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
My painting "Icefields Parkway - Red" has been juried into the Westridge Collection (members' gallery) at the Coast Collective. It will be on exhibition and sale there for the months of November and December, 2016.
4 Sep 2016 Watercolour Demo Category: Other Event Website: http://www.coastcollective.ca/ Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
I will be doing a demo to show how to work on multiple paintings on a single piece of paper in order to create a mini-series of paintings. I learned this technique from my friend, mentor and colleague Gregg Johnson and it's become a favourite way for me to work when I want some small pieces. The demo will be ongoing from 11 - 4 and I will be doing a repeat of the demo on Sunday Sept 18.
4 Sep 2016 - 23 Oct 2016 Westridge Collection Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://www.coastcollective.ca/ Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
My piece "Mt Athabasca from the glacier" has been juried in to the Westridge Collection at the Coast Collective and will be on exhibit & sale there for the months of September and October.