Tag: Blind Bay Painters

Lake and Streams Conservation Project Exhibit and sale sponsored by the Salmon Fish and Game Club and SASCU Uptown.

1. Judy Mackenzie’s inspiration for her painting: I was inspired by the color of the water, of course, because color to me is one of the most important parts of a painting. Also, I love painting various kinds of water, and this small island and its reflections in the beautiful water was why i painted this particular scene.

2. Jean Tokers inspiration for her painting: I noticed this lovely fall scene while driving in to work one beautiful fall day. The Little River between the Little Shuswap and the big Shuswap Lake never fails to inspire as it changes with the seasons.  Usually in the fall I notice the salmon run, many eagles and occasionally bears.  But on this day this little deer was coming down for a drink and I thought it was picture perfect, a scene to paint.

3rd Place Winner – Jackie Wambolt

Jackie’s inspiration for her painting: Since the subject was Lakes & Streams and since we live in the area of the Shuswap Lake and the largest salmon spawning area (Adam’s River) I associate Bears and Salmon fishing together.

People’s Choice Award – Melody Roth

Melody’s inspiration for her painting: My son comes to visit and brings his black retriever who loves to swim in the lake like so many other dogs on holidays. I did some research to find out some of the endangered and non- endangered species that live in our Shuswap lakes and streams and imbedded them into “Franky” the Black Lab. If you look closely, you can find 12 species along with other plants and natural items. The location of this painting is my favorite spot-on Shuswap Lake and that is 2-mile point.

In Dialogue with the Collection

In Dialogue with the Collection

So how do you create a painting that “speaks” to historical art?    Come check out how…at the “In Dialogue with the Collection” art show starting on January 18th, 2019 at the Salmon Arm Art Centre.   Besides the 12 individual artists that found ways to “speak” to various pieces in the historical collection, a twenty artist installation will be completed by the Blind Bay Painters that will speak to Margaret Lund’s historical painting, “Moon Rising”.   The installation shows just how many different inspirations that can be created from one painting!  Check out times and events associated with this showing at the link here.  What do you see, that speaks to you?

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A Sampling of 9 Original Works from the 20 piece art installation “Speaking” to Margaret Lund’s Moon Rising that will be at the Salmon Arm Art Centre for In Dialogue with the Collection.


2017 Blind Bay Painters Art Show and Sale Results

2017 Blind Bay Painters Art Show and Sale Results

On this very special 150 Anniversary of Canada, it was great to celebrate Canada in the Shuswap in so many different ways! One of the events that was part of the activity, was the Blind Bay Painters Annual Art Show and Sale! Twenty eight artists participated with 109 painting shown and several sales took place. The growth of the group is reflective of the difficulty in naming the Linda Becker Award during the wine and cheese celebration, as there was a 4 way tie for the artist choice in the award.   In the end, newcomer Karen Moore Barter’s beautiful painting of “Winters Light on the Shuswap” was drawn out of the 4 artists who were tied. The other three artists were Judy Mackenzie for luminous painting “In the Canyon”, Melody Roth for her symbolic Lion painting called “Sign from Above”, and Claudia Ross for her heartfelt painting of “My Dad”. We also had a first time draw of a donated painting by Judy MacKenzie just for the artists!  Lucky Lynda Early won that prize. There were three door prizes given after the show and the winners of the door prizes were: Judy Waller, Sandy Richards, and Selena George. Thank you to Judi Reglin, Jean Christie, and Rosemary Foster for their art donations for the door prizes. And lastly there is a Peoples Choice award based on votes from visitors coming to the show and that honour went to Carrie George for her painting “Birches”!

Overall another successful and fun art show and we totally enjoyed all the participation from the community and visitors in helping us celebrate Canada in our own way!

Peoples Choice Award
Winner of the People’s Choice Award – Carrie George’s Birches

Presentation of Linda Becker Award by Larry Becker
Presentation of Linda Becker Award by Larry Becker and past recipient Judi Reglin.

Karen Moore Barter winning Linda Becker Memorial Award
Winner of the Linda Becker award for artists choice …Karen Moore Barter. Presented by Larry Becker (Husband of the late Linda Becker.)

Claudia Ross's My Dad
Honorable mention of other 3 members that were tied in votes for the opportunity of draw for Linda Becker Award. Claudia Ross’s “My Dad”

Melody Roth's Sign from Above
Honorable mention of other 3 members that were tied in votes for the opportunity of draw for Linda Becker Award. Melody Roth’s “Message from Above”

Judy Mackenzie's In the Canyon
Honorable mention of other 3 members that were tied in votes for the opportunity of draw for Linda Becker Award. Judy Mackenzie’s “In the Canyon”

Building Art
Beautiful donation made by Judi Reglin for door prize. Prize winner was Judy Waller.

Jean Christie's Door Prize donation
Beautiful donation made by Jean Christie for door prize. Prize winner was Sandy Richards.

Lynda Earley winning a Judy Mackenzie Acrylic Painting
Lynda Earley winning a beautiful Judy Mackenzie Acrylic Painting

Getting ready for the art show
Getting ready for the art show

Canada Day
Thank you to the Blind Bay Canada Day Committee for all their efforts on making Canada Day in Blind Bay so amazing!