Calling all artists

The Vancouver Island Health Authority has launched an art contest for Central Island residents.

Your art could be permanently displayed in the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s new emergency department.

The Vancouver Island Health Authority [VIHA] has launched a contest for Central Island residents in two age categories — 19 and younger, or older than 19.

The hospital’s new emergency department is less than six months away from completion, and in the spirit of the spacious, natural light-filled design and positive effects this can have on one’s health, VIHA wants to cover the walls with local art, states a press release.

“We are so pleased to have a wall dedicated to art and invite pieces of art that celebrate life, are uplifting, inspiring or humorous in nature,” said Dr. Tom Dorran, executive medical director for Emergency Services.

Exhibited items may be paintings in various media, drawings, ceramics or sculptures and must be framed or mounted and ready for display.

“We will provide a small honorarium to those individuals who have pieces selected, and the art will become the property of the Vancouver Island Health Authority,” said Dorran.

One submission per person will be accepted. Submissions must be received by June 30 in photograph, slide or PDF, JPEG or CD format stating finished dimensions and age category. For full details click here.