Visual Arts Resources

There are many visual artists in the Nicola Valley, working in a variety of media.

Looking for resources?
Find help, resources, or instruction in our community, online, or in nearby communities.
We are updating links and resources here! 

Opportunities to exhibit your work

Local Resources

Merritt Public Library

  • Zinio is an online magazine subscription service carried by the TNRD Library and some art magazines are available.
  • Interlibrary Loans – books can be ordered from anywhere in the province through this program.Other art magazines can be accessed through the TNRD Library’s Zumio subscription.

Online Resources for the Visual Arts...

  • Create your own online art gallery, simple info and sample here. Or try MyArtClub a BC webhost service for artists that will help you create a website at a very reasonable rate. 
  • Online Portfolio - put your work online by creating a website that really works
  • Just need to know how to paint? Here is a starter list of online websites with basic information. 
  • Professional Guidelines for the Arts and Crafts Community – an amazing online collection of practical information, sample forms, contracts, etc created by artist Harriete Bergman.
  • Fine Art Tips by Lori McNee – a blog and collection of how-to painting and business information
  •  had a variety of free and paid resources, including a blog, an email signup for weekly tips and various study programs for artists in business.
  •  has a set of very practical short essays on art as a business – good informative advice.
  • Painter’s Keys – Robert and Sara Genn’s website – sign-up for twice-weekly email essays for artists, videos, great archives and art quotes, and good advice.

Attend a Workshop


Art Tutor...Create Beautiful Artwork That Makes People Smile

Worth checking out!

Learn how to paint winter trees with Geoff Kersey. This video comes from Geoff's watercolour painting tutorial of Ashness Bridge in the Lake District.

On the Art Tutor website...