Oak Bay’s Eclectic Gallery presents Modern Visionaries, an exhibition of original prints and drawings from members of the Victoria Limners Society: Carole Sabiston, Pat Martin Bates, Maxwell Bates, Herbert Siebner, Karl Spreitz and Richard Ciccimara. These modernist innovators experimented in new ways of seeing; and their work has reached beyond our region to engage national and international audiences. Also included in the exhibit are many of their contemporaries, such as Myfanwy Pavelic, Flemming Jorgensen, Jack Wise, Phyllis Serota, and Pablo Picasso.

Charles and Ray Eames first production 1948 LCW chairs.

In addition to the artwork, some brilliant finds, including a pair of Bertoia mid-century Bird Wing chairs and a pair of iconic Charles and Ray Eames first production 1948 LCW chairs, are part of the show. The works of renowned ceramic artists of this period — Walter Dexter, Wayne Ngan and Arthur Handy — are also on display.

Each piece of artwork is from private collections and represents some of the finest talents of our time. All pieces are available for viewing on the Modern Visionaries website.

WHEN: The Modern Visionaries exhibit runs April 7 to May 2. Reception is Saturday, April 11, 3 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Eclectic Gallery, 2170 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria

Phyllis Serota



Wayne Ngan


Herbert Siebner


Richard Ciccimara