VIU’s View Gallery presents Photo Salon 2022 hosted by Harbour City Photography Club

A common loon swimming in a lake with a chick riding on its back.

 Photo Salon 2022, features some of the Island’s best photography. Bruce Moffat Photo.

June 16, 2022 - 2:00pm

Exhibit that features some of the Island’s best photography runs from June 18 to 26.

After a two-year hiatus, the Nanaimo Harbour City Photography Club’s annual photo salon is once again on display at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) View Gallery. The exhibit, Photo Salon 2022, features some of the Island’s best photography.   

Early in the spring, photographers were invited to submit digital images to the exhibition which, in turn, were evaluated by three judges: Rick Hulbert of Vancouver, Rick Shapka of Victoria and Lynda Miller of Kelowna. That panel narrowed the field from 165 images to 100 of the best in four categories: landscape, wildlife-nature, artistic-digital art and open. These images, once printed, will be hung in the View Gallery for final judging: by Rick Leche of Black Creek, Lorna Zaback of Victoria and Ellen McCluskey of Nanaimo. First, second and third place awards will be given in those categories. Another exhibit, Environmental Photojournalism, will also be on display.    

Many thanks to the sponsors for their generous support. More than $2,000 in prizes have been donated. 

  • Island Exposures – Parksville, 
  • Canvas Plus – Ladysmith, 
  • Studio 1867 – Duncan, 
  • Yellowbird Arts Gallery – Nanaimo, 
  • Kerrisdale Cameras – Victoria, 
  • Camera Canada – online, 
  • Chateau Victoria – Victoria, 
  • Photobooks Canada – online, 
  • Butchart Gardens – Victoria, 
  • Nicole Ta – Royal Lepage Nanaimo, 
  • Bayview Framing & Art – Ladysmith, and
  • VIU for the use of the View Gallery. 

The View Gallery is open every day from 10 am to 3 pm, with extended hours on Friday, June 24 from 10 am to 7 pm. For further details about this exhibition or the Harbour City Photography Club, please check out their website.


Chai Duncan, VIU Visual Art Instructor and View Gallery Curator, Vancouver Island University



 About The View Gallery

The View Gallery is VIU’s contemporary art gallery. The VIU community acknowledges and thanks the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Tla’amin, Snaw-naw-as and Qualicum First Nation on whose unceded traditional lands we teach, learn, research, live and share knowledge. Huy ch q’u.

The gallery presents all types of visual art and design, made by students, community members and professional artists. A non-commercial site, the gallery presents a mixture of programming and art events that range from curated solo and group exhibitions, to touring exhibitions and annual showcases of student art. The View Gallery is run and staffed by faculty members and students in the Department of Art and Design, within the Faculty of Art and Humanities.

B330, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC. Entrance 5D.

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