ArtsAlive

ArtsAlive is Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture’s annual public sculpture program, where pieces are selected to be shown outdoors in our municipality for approximately one year, on temporary loan by the artists. Each artist has been sponsored by a local business or community group. 

Thirteen installations have been selected by the Public Art Committee for 2017, with artists selected through a public call. The sculptures are on display for one year. The sculpture with the most votes from the public is honoured with the People’s Choice Award, and will be considered for possible purchase (for fair market value, to a maximum of $18,000) by the Municipality of Oak Bay to become part of its permanent public art collection. Deposit your ballot in any  ArtsAlive  ballot box located on Oak Bay Avenue, Estevan Village, or at Oak Bay Recreation Centre. Votes can also be cast using the QR codes on the side of the ballot box or on the plaques next to each sculpture. 

2017 People’s Choice Award goes to Lunar Transitions sculpture by Fred Dobbs

Photo credit: Britt Swoveland       

The residents of Oak Bay voted on their favourite ArtsAlive sculptures of 2017, and Lunar Transitions, the Raven and moon sculpture situated at the corner of Oak Bay Avenue and Hampshire Road, is the crowd favourite.  Artist Fred Dobbs’ Lunar Transitions sculpture received the highest number of public votes, and will now be considered for purchase by the Municipality of Oak Bay. The remaining sculptures are for sale for private residences, or can be purchased and donated to Municipality of Oak Bay for a tax receipt. Honorable mention goes to Bodhi Frog by Doug Taylor, and The Gatekeeper by David Hunwick, which were runners-up for the People’s Choice Award. Votes were collected by both paper ballot and QR codes between throughout the summer and fall. Voting ended November 1, 2017.

Additionally, five pianos painted by local artists have returned this past summer for the public to play and enjoy! Artists Gillian Redwood, Jim McFarland, Tanta Pennington, Jonathan Gleed, and Robert Amos had painted pianos that were installed at Turkey Head, Loon Bay, Cattle Point, Estevan Village, and Willows Beach.

ArtsAlive builds on four very successful and engaging summers of temporary public art in Oak Bay, with a plan to build a legacy of permanent public art and convivial art and performances spaces for Oak Bay. This project has been spearheaded over four years by Oak Bay Arts Laureate Barbara Adams, whose vision and leadership is quickly making Oak Bay a destination for arts and culture.

Participate: Starting in June 2018, vote for your favourite sculpture using the ballot in the ArtsAlive brochures, QR codes on the side of each ballot box, or the QR codes located on the nameplate next to each sculpture.
One vote per person please.
Purchase: All of the current sculptures are for sale for private use (with possession date after April 2018), or they can be donated to Oak Bay for a tax receipt.
Sponsor: For $1500/year, you or your business can sponsor a sculpture and support our artists. Your name will be featured on the sculpture nameplate, our brochure, and our website.
Donate: Help us to continue to increase the livability and artistic richness of our community by donating to the Oak Bay Public Art Fund, which seeks to make art accessible in public places, and creates a legacy for future generations. Donations to sustain this program are welcomed, please visit oakbay.ca/parks-recreation/planned-giving/public-art-fund or in person at  Oak Bay Municipal Hall (2167 Oak Bay Avenue). Donations over $25 will receive a tax deductible receipt. 

2017 Public Art Tour Sculpture Photos & Sponsors

2016 Public Art Tour Sculpture Photos & Sponsors


2017 Public Art Tour

1. Prevail & Conquer

by Nate Nettleton

Location: 

  • Oak Bay Avenue / Mitchell Street

For Sale Cost:

  • $2,500

Sponsors:

www.Luxurybchomes.com


2. Inside Passage

by Angelos Glaros

Location:

  • Oak Bay Avenue/Wilmot Place

For Sale Cost:

  • $18,000 

Sponsor:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/rbc-logo.jpg


3. Gardener’s Gown​

by Bev Petow

Location:

  • Hampshire Road / Oak Bay Avenue

For Sale Cost:

  • Stone: $8,000

Sponsors:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/vis-a-vis-logo.jpg


4. Lunar Transitions

by Fred Dobbs

Location:

  • Oak Bay Avenue / Hampshire Road

For Sale Cost:

  • $18,000

Sponsors:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/ob-village-logo.jpg


5. Fui FLoss

by Richard Smith

Location:

  • Oak Bay Avenue  (east of Hampshire Road)

For Sale Cost:

  • $1,350

Sponsor:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/leslie-farrell-logo.jpg


6. The Gatekeeper

by David Hunwick

Location:

  • Oak Bay Avenue / Monterey Avenue

For Sale Cost:

  • $18,000

Sponsor:

    https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/barclays-jewel-logo-newer.jpg


7. Threads of Hope​

by Ginny Glover

Location:

  • Oak Bay Library parking lot, on Monterey Avenue

For Sale Cost:

  • $6,500

Sponsor:

JN Developments:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/the-clive-logo.jpg


8. Ghost Cat

by Fred Dobbs

Location:

  • Haynes Park

For Sale Cost:

  • $12,000

Sponsor:

www.urbancoreventures.com


9. Bodhi Frog

by Doug Taylor​

Location:

  • Willows Beach at Estevan Avenue

For Sale Cost:

  • $11,000

Sponsor:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/marc-owen-flood-logo-newer.jpg


10. Island Cedar

by Paul Reimer

Location:

  • Estevan Village

For Sale Cost:

  • $17,500

Sponsor:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/remax-logo.jpg


11. What the Nose Knows

by Ronald  Simmer

Location:

  • Lokier Gardens (Estevan Avenue/ Musgrace Street)

For Sale Cost:

  • $15,000

Sponsor:  

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/the-avenue-gallery-logo.jpg


12. Beetle Bench 2017

by Vaughn Warren​

Location:

  • Cadboro BayRoad / Estevan Avenue

For Sale Cost:

  • $4,000

Sponsor:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/abstract-dev-logo.jpg


13. Dream Window

by Illarion Gallant​

Location:

  • Landsdowne Road at Beach Drive

For Sale Cost:

  • $40,000

Sponsor:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/winchester-logo.jpg

 


2016 Public Art Tour

1. Sleeping Giants

by Nathan Scott & Fred Dobbs

Location: 

  • Oak Bay Municipal Hall still showing in 2017

For Sale Cost:

  • $15,500

Sponsors:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/athlone-travel-logo.jpg    https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/barclays-jewel-logo-newer.jpg


2. Spring of Life

by Pavel Barta

Location:

  • Oak Bay Avenue at Wilmot

For Sale Cost:

  • $7000

Sponsor:  

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/the-avenue-gallery-logo.jpg


3. Bliss & Swept Away

by Ginny Glover

Location:

  • Oak Bay (east of Wilmot)

For Sale Cost:

  • $10,000 ($5000 each)

Sponsor:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/rbc-logo.jpg


4. Double Spinner

by Lyman Whitaker

Location:

  • Oak Bay at Hampshire

For Sale Cost:

  • $7800

Sponsors:

  • Audrey McFarlane CFP, Edward Jones
  • Carlton House
  • Horne Coupar, Barristers & Solicitors
  • Oak Bay Pharmasave
  • Ottavio Italian Bakery & Delicatessen
  • SB Windows and Doors
  • ScotiaBank
  • SeaFirst Insurance
  • Side Street Studio

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/ob-village-logo.jpg    https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/ed-jones-logo.jpg    https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/carlton-house-logo.jpg    https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/horne-coupar-logo.jpg        

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5. Owl Under the Oak

by Scott Gillies

Location:

  • Oak Bay (east of Hampshire)

For Sale Cost:

  • $3500

Sponsor:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/abstract-dev-logo.jpg


6. Return of the Eagles

by Maarten Schaddelee

Location:

  • Oak Bay (east of Monterey Avenue)

For Sale Cost:

  • $20,000

Sponsor:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/marc-owen-flood-logo-newer.jpg


7. Leaf Mobile

by Doug R Taylor

Location:

  • Monterey Recreation Centre

For Sale Cost:

  • $10,500

Sponsor:

JN Developments:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/the-clive-logo.jpg


8. The Hunt

by Ken Hall

Location:

  • Queens' Park  still showing in 2017

For Sale Cost:

  • $28,000

Sponsor:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/pharmasave-logo.jpg


9. Rite of Spring

by David Hunwick

Location:

  • Cadboro Bay (south of Estevan Avenue)

For Sale Cost:

  • Stone: $10,000
  • Bronze: $18,000

Sponsors:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/vis-a-vis-logo.jpg


10. Meditation

by Ellen Scobie

Location:

  • Estevan Village Sidewalk

For Sale Cost:

  • $15,000

Sponsors:

Estevan Shops:

  • Crumsby’s Café
  • Calla Design
  • Estevan Pharmacy
  • The Bungalow
  • En Visage Hair Design
  • Willows Galley

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/crumsbys-logo.jpg    https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/calla-design-logo.jpg    https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/medicine-centre-logo.jpg    https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/willows-galley-logo.jpg


11. Maturity Turn

by Nathalie Quagliotto

Location:

  • Estevan Village Sidewalk

For Sale Cost:

  • $3500

Sponsor:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/leslie-farrell-logo.jpg


12. Group of 7

by Illarian Gallant

Location:

  • Lokier Garden

For Sale Cost:

  • $18,000

Sponsor:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/winchester-logo.jpg   


13. Beating Heart

by Ronald V. Simmer

Location:

  • Henderson Recreation Centre

For Sale Cost:

  • $15,000

Sponsor:

https://www.oakbay.ca/sites/default/files/pictures/remax-logo.jpg

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