Once again our region has completed a very successful Peace Liard Regional Juried Art Exhibition bringing together the talents of visual artists from throughout Northeastern BC for an opportunity to exhibit and talk to jurors about their work.
The South Peace Community Arts Council, Dawson Creek Art Gallery and the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council were the co-hosts for this event, which circulates through five communities on an annual basis.
This year twelve works were chosen for recognition.
They were ?Queen? by Terri LeGear, ?Happy Owls? by Melina Jacques, ?Kiskatinaw? by Peter Shaw, ?Second Commandment? by David Thiessen, ?Geese of the Peace? by Wayne Sawchuk, ?Chinook Sunset? by Wayne Sawchuk, ?Blue Cat? by Patricia Markin, ?String of Pearls? by Joyce Benson, ?God?s Country? by Carole-May Coty, ?Red Sky at Morn?? by Lorraine Beggs, ?Untitled? by Lorraine Beggs, and ?Attitude? by Aleta Tiefensee.
From these twelve pieces, a draw was made for the work to receive the ENCANA RECOGNITION AWARD. Joyce Benson?s ?String of Pearls? was chosen.
As well, eight honorable mentions were also chosen: ?Oval Vase? by Laurie Embree,
?Johannes Factotum? by Alana Hall, ?Sensuality? by Terri LeGear, ?Al and Joe go Fishing? by Mary Mottishaw, ?Connie Comin?? by David Thiessen, ?Pilgrim?s Garden? by Joyce Benson, ?M? Lady? by Donna Ony, and ?Millar Road? by Lloyd Bast.
ENCANA also sponsored a STUDENT AWARD which was won by Elizabeth Warner for her work, ?Feline Friends?.
As in previous years the event also included a People?s Choice award, this year sponsored by the hosting committee. This year the People?s Choice went to Denise Linley?s piece ?Evening at the Peace?.
Jurors Doug Wills, Tina Martell and Sarah Alford chose the twenty pieces from over 100 pieces works submitted to the exhibit. However each and every artist that entered was a winner as the resulting exhibition was an impressive display of regional talent from throughout the Peace Liard area.