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Interested in displaying your art at the Beach Club Hotel in Parksville?


Please go to Guidelines for more information how to get involved!



Artist on Display


Fay St. MarieApril, 2018

“Painting primarily in acrylic because it is so versatile, I also incorporate various media and objects to create my pieces of art. Working in a series is something I like to do whether it is still life of pomegranates, oranges or flowers or special places I have visited or lived in. It is the fascination of something specific like color, texture, line, mood, and/or light of the landscape, flower or person that influences me.”


Fay St. Marie has been painting since the 1970s but started fulltime since leaving the nursing profession in the mid 1990s. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinguished Exhibition 1996, University of Sask. (majoring in painting with classes in drawing, printmaking and photography) and studied under a number of artists and won several awards for her works. Her paintings hang in private, corporate, Government of Saskatchewan, University of Saskatchewan, Ukrainian Museum of Canada, and the Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation collections.

Fay has lived in Saskatchewan, northern Alberta and the NWT. Moved in 2005 to Parksville, British Columbia where she paints from her home studio. She has participated in many solo and group shows through her art career. Fay is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. 






 Guidelines for Showing Paintings at the Beach Club Resort Hotel in Parksville


It is wise to check out the cases at the Beach Club before you decide what work you wish to display.


• The cases are through the front entrance and to the right beyond reception.

• There are 5 display cases W 29” x H 46” x D 51/2”

• Vertical paintings are a better fit

• Two smaller paintings will work as well.

• As the lighting in each case is a simple pot light at the top of each case, a thinner frame allows more light on your work. The wider Gallery canvases will be acceptable.

• The background in the cases is charcoal so lighter works with dark frames work well.

 There is a 15% commission on sold pieces The Beach Club will handle the sales and issue a cheque to the artist.


Check list for your showing:

1.  A bio on 8x11sheet of paper. It will be mounted in a frame that is on site. One with a photo is preferable.

2. Labels for your work will be prepared for you by Pat Carroll at patriciacarroll@shaw.ca. For continuity in the display we ask you to not make your own as we have the logo and we add “For sales please see the front desk staff”
a) Please send your information: Title, medium, price, your name, and FCA status to Pat at least 10 days beforehand so she can prepare your labels and send them back to you on pdf file. You can then print them out on card stock or paper.
b) Please mount them on foam core or matt board.

3. A price list of all your pieces with Title and Price and your contact information, i.e.name, phone, email, and address on a separate 8x11 piece of paper. This information is for the staff to notify you of sales of your work.

4. A photo of yourself to janet_hilts@hotmail.com for our website to announce who is the Artist of the Month at the Beach Club.

5. On hanging day please bring a hammer, measuring tape if needed, and hangers, preferably not too large, and putty for mounting your labels.

We ask that you please do not disturb the staff at the reception desk.


All arrangements to hang your art work are made with Jacqueline Smith and in my absence Laura Hilts.

Contact: Jacqueline Smith at watercolorjac@gmail.com 250 468-9209

               Laura Hilts at laurahilts@gmail.com 250 248-4529





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