Tag: Shuswap

A Trip to the Salute to the Sockeye Festival and Their Artisan Market

A Trip to the Salute to the Sockeye Festival and Their Artisan Market

A visual taste of a trip to the Salute to the Sockeye Festival and Artisan Market!  Go to Salute to the Sockeye for more information.

 

 

Fall is in the Air

Fall is in the air and my mind is already going to warmer earthier tones in our landscapes, harvested fields and the plentifulness of vegetable crops, red glimmers of sockeye in our streams, and shadowy tree lines that a lower sun brings at this time of year.  In Canada, we have the pleasure of new sensations each season, that keeps our body and mind alert and responsive, taking in all the transitions with mindful observation and appreciation.  Fall is also the end of the tourist season here in the Shuswap, when we now approach quieter times, where we can reflect on the busy summer, the reconnections made with family and friends and yet also celebrate the approach of more peaceful times to focus on our own work what ever that may be.

In celebration of the fall season, here is a collection of paintings contributed from artist on the Artintheshuswap.com website.  Enjoy!  (Click on any one painting for more details)

 

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!