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ARTS7_ArtSaleJust in time for the holidays, VIU’s Art department is having their annual Student Art Sale. Over 20 artists will be selling their artwork on December 3 from 10 am to 5 pm on the second floor of building 325.

Chantelle Delage, President of VIU’s Arts club, says the sale is a good opportunity for the students to promote themselves as an artist and get experience with showcasing.

“People come from all over to support students,” she says. “I highly recommend being a part of it if you’re in any year of the visual arts or graphic design program.”

The variety of works for sale ranges from paintings, prints, and photography to ceramics, sculptures, jewelry, and even Christmas cards.

“Everything is very unique and amazing,” said Delage. “I personally love Arie Bonsor’s handmade purses that she silkscreens on. They take a lot of time and dedication and I suggest checking them out.”

A third year Visual Art Major, Delage coordinates the event and has her own works in it as well.

“I will be selling stuff at the sale like my printmaking and illustrations,” she says. “I did it last year and I found it successful. Come show your support to the vastly growing group of talented artists in Nanaimo!” As part of the sale, a silent auction with artwork donated by faculty and various artists will raise money for the Arts Club which will go towards VIU’s year-end art show, “Progressions.”

Cash, credit cards (and cheques, depending on the artist) will be accepted. Coffee and treats will be available by donation.