Art Shows

As part of our mission and mandate, the Maritime Museum of BC aims to promote West Coast maritime culture by featuring marine artists from BC. All art work is for sale, with Museum proceeds going to support our ongoing educational programs. If you are interested in purchasing a painting, please visit us in-person or contact us at (250) 385-4222 ext. 102.

Refugium Art Show

October – December 2017

This show is a compilation of different artists works in response to select poems from the newly published anthology, Refugium
Poems for the Pacific, by Yvonne Blomer, Poet Laureate of the City of Victoria. This show is curated by Regan Rassmussen, Victoria Artist, who has arranged all the artists in the show and managed the installation.

The launch event for the anthology and the art show is on October 5th, 2017. More details for the event can be found here.

To learn more about the anthology, please visit:

Book Cover for Refugium

Tony Grove, “A Boatbuilder’s Perspective”

May 22 to September, 2017

Tony’s fascination with wooden boats’ historic value draws him into a careful study of their build and design. Many of the boat images he creates come from the inspiration of working on the vessels themselves, or of the historic role they played in the past.

He started his career as a shipwright, specializing in wooden boat restoration/construction and boat interior building. He has also worked as a commercial illustrator and artist, producing work for clients and publications. His passion for wood and art also led him into the field of custom furniture design and building. In addition to this work, he is also an educator, leading students by teaching traditional boatbuilding and ship cabinetry/joinery.

To learn more about Tony and his work, please visit his website:

“The Sum of Many”, Tony Grove

John Horton

May 2016 to September 2017

The Maritime Museum of BC is proud to display and sell a collection of John Horton original paintings that depict episodes during the three summers that Captain Vancouver charted the Pacific Northwest during 1792, 1793, and 1794. Featuring meticulous attention to detail and history, and imbued with astonishing technical accuracy, Horton’s works are prized the world over by collectors.

For more information on John Horton, please visit:

“I name this place Desolation Sound”, John Horton