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?
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!
It was like the last day of school, someone said. I chuckled, and delighted in the metaphor. The chatter was infectious and anyone who thought they actually could come to paint on the last day was fooling themselves. We came to visit, to share our concerns about one of our painting friends losing her husband and all that she had to endure this year and what we could do to support her. We came to catch up with some people who were away and this might be the last chance that we would see them until next fall. We came to celebrate, celebrate the great year we had together, the camaraderie that exists, and the blessing of not having a flood destroy our Canada Day plans. Oh yes, and we came for the food…Bayside Marina, you did not disappoint!