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Sidney Fine Art Show, Victoria, BC, October 2009

The 2009 Sidney Fine Art Show will take place at the Mary Winspear Centre in beautiful Sidney by the Sea from Friday October 16th – Sunday October 18th. Hours for the Show are:
Friday, October 16th 9 am – 9 pm
Saturday, October 17th 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday, October 18th 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday night is “Meet the Artists” night from 6 pm – 9 pm. **Note earlier start time than originally advertised**

Admission is $5 or $10 for a 3 day pass.

The  jurors – Donna Baspaly, Brent Lynch and Catherine Moffat have selected 372 excellent pieces of diverse and exciting work for the Show. All artwork is for purchase. To avoid disappointment consider joining the Patron Programme and be among the first to see and buy work at our October 15th preview reception.

The Avenue Gallery – Mark Heine Solo Show “Elements of Nature”

A solo showing of 28 new paintings by Mark Heine

Opening October 4th, 2009 - October 16th, 2009

The Avenue Gallery
12pm-5pm, Mark will be in attendance and will make a verbal presentation at 1pm

2184 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria BC, V8R 1G3
Tel (250) 598-2184

Show previews October 3rd 2009


For more information…

Mark Heine
1627 Amphion St.
British Columbia
Canada V8R 4Z5

Ardmore Scotch Whisky Tasting notes, Victoria, BC

I’ve found a whole host of whisky tasting notes over the past few months, and will try to post. Here’s my Ardmore tasting notes from September 19, 2009 (VSMC)

1) Ardmore 46% NAS OB Quarter Cask
(traditional cask finished in quarter casks)
Appearance: Dark Gold
Nose: Malty, green, sweet, smoke, spice, cloves
Taste: smokey, pepper, spices, dry, lot of sweetness
Finish: hot pepper, oily, salty

2) Ardmore 46% 1992/2006 14yo C# 4879 265 btls
Bourbon Signatory (un-chillfiltered collection)
Appearance: light gold straw hair 10Kt
Nose: leather, purple, floral, sweet, grassy 9smoke and malt of Teachers Highland Cream)
Nose (diluted): smokey, freshness
flavour: peaty, salty, citrus
finish: salty, pepper, malty, oily

3)  Ardmore 60% 1990/2005 15yo C# 30016 12 btls
Bourbon Signatory Cask
Appearance: 15kt
Aroma: (u/dil): sweet, malt, candied apples
Aroma (diluted): acetate, pepper
Flavour: pepper, oily, salty, almost too strong with water
Finish: oily, hot, pepper

4) Ardmore 53.9% 1985/2007 21yo
66.23 SMWS Hogshead
Appearance: 18kt
Aroma: (u/dil): light, very light malty, fruity, floral, peaty
Aroma (u/dil): old leather
Taste: yummy, peaty
Finish: oily, sweet

Celebrating 35 years – VCA Alumni, Victoria, BC

VCA Alumni Celebrating 35 years of art, Victoria College of Art and Design.

Opening Friday- September 11, 7-8pm
Open daily 11-5 to September 26, 2009

Location: University Canada West
950 Kings Road, Victoria, BC

For more information:



{Information courtesy of artist Kristine Paton}

It’s time again for the Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA’s) annual fundraising event where students, alumni and invited artists donate works for silent auction: the catch – no names are displayed prior to bidding so you could be purchasing a Paton or a ??? starting as low as $100.00

Your $25 entrance ticket includes a free drink, a wonderful array of food, live music and a chance to win a great door prize. This year there is also a martini bar for your enjoyment.

Art Incognito website

2549 Quadra Street

September 11
5:00 to 9:00 PM

This year VISA offers a Preview Opening Sale on Thursday, September 10, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. This new addition to Art Incognito is an opportunity for serious buyers to purchase artwork at set prices of double the minimum bid ($200, $400 or $600). Tickets for the Preview Opening Sale are $35 and include entry to the main event on Friday night as well.

For more information click on

Art Incognito above or call
250 380-3500

Whisky Dinner – Companions of the Quaich

Website information:

1) Glengoyne 10yo
– butter, floral, sweet, toffee
smooth mouth feel
2) The Black Grouse
oxo cube, beef jerky, smoeky, sweet, fruity, mint
3) The Ileach Cask Strength
peaty, smokey, orange, chocolate, spice, cinnamon, medicinal, oily, perfume, lavender (fwp), old lady cabinet.