A NEW DAWN AT MATTICK’S GALLERY For 13 years, Dawn Scott ran The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm before retiring in March of this year. Auspiciously, her replacement shares both her name and her passion for art and local artists. Dawn Casson had worked at the store for over a year when Scott unexpectedly asked her to take the reins. After thinking about the oﬀer for a while, Casson said to herself, “I think I need to do this.” Nearly a year in, she has no regrets, only satisfaction at dealing with a stable of talented artists while “working in a store with such a beautiful location.” Her Christmas show, Small Works, will feature approximately 30 pieces by a dozen artists. There will be mostly paintings, as well as some sculpture and jewelry, with prices ranging up to $500. Casson is particularly excited to feature Joanna Drummond, whose whimsical “Village Series” of ceramic houses created a sold-out buzz at the Sooke Fine Arts Show. In keeping with tradition, the gallery will also feature Christmas ornaments made by their artists. “I can’t resist buying some of this art … but I really don’t have enough wall space,” admits Casson. “But I get to live with the art that’s at the gallery.” The show continues until January 2 at 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd. For information, call 250-658-8333.
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