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Beach Club Resort


The Beach Club Resort


FCA Arrowsmith members → Interested in displaying your art at the Beach Club Hotel in Parksville?


Please read the Guidelines for more information how to get involved!


Artist on Display

Carrie Osborn

Carrie Osborn

Art has always been a large part of my life, although it has taken many forms and has, at times, been in the background rather than the foreground of professional pursuits. Art was my first passion yet, as it so often does, took a backseat. I was introduced to the concept of art and play therapies while working in the medical field, and was fascinated with combining the arts in a way to help others heal. This started a learning journey that has continued through my career path.

 I continue to use art therapeutically today in a private practise, utilizing its many expressions to bring about insight and positive change from children to seniors. In my studio I also get to teach, introducing the magic of acrylic to new beginners at fun "Paint Nights", to individual pursuing more freedom in their work, classes and group workshops.

My Studio is my sacred place where I get to express my love of colour and weave it into each canvas, and venture into new directions. Each day is a step of courage, to push and not be afraid of what my brush may choose to do on a given day...it does take me on adventures!



 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 Janet Hilts at janet_hilts@hotmail.com. 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 and bio 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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