Transitions:  MOSAIC Artists of Canada – artistes de la mosaique du Canada

Juried National Conference of Canadian Mosaic Artist

July 1 – September 2, 2023

Opening Reception, Saturday, July 1, 2023, 1-3pm




Get ready to witness the stunning beauty and creativity of contemporary mosaic art at the highly-anticipated Transitions exhibition, hosted by Mosaic Artists of Canada (MAC) at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville, BC! A panel of expert jurors from around the world will ensure visitors will be treated to a stunning display of the best contemporary mosaic art that Canada has to offer. Prepare to be wowed by the incredible array of textures, colours, and materials ranging from traditional stone and smalti, to less conventional items such as dishware, wood and rusted metals.


In addition to viewing the beautiful mosaic artwork that will be on display, visitors to the exhibition will be able to learn about this exciting medium that is so popular in Europe, the UK and the US. There will be a series of artist talks by some of Canada’s best, classes will be offered and there will be opportunities to engage with mosaic artists as they work to create a piece of art.  In the Cloakroom Media Gallery photographs of mosaic art from across Canada will be shown on multiple monitors which will allow visitors to see the breadth and depth of this traditional art form that is still vibrant and exciting today.


This exhibition will be the fourth to showcase Canadian mosaic art. The first was in Hamilton, Ontario in 2017, next was Montreal, Quebec in 2018 and then in 2021, at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton. Previous exhibitions has been a resounding success, generating buzz and excitement around this beautiful and timeless art form.  Transitions, in the summer of 2023, will be no exception. Visit the McMillian Arts Centre website for more details and mark your calendars now!