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Fine Arts Show 2010 & 2009
Images posted on this page are intended as pleasing reminders of some of the artwork at past art shows. This webpage is the result of a collaboration by Julie Nygaard, show photographer, and Ron Greenaway, CVAC webmaster.
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council (CVAC) presented SASS~e, the 40th annual Spring Arts Show and Sale extravaganza from April 21 - 25, 2010.
|Crystal Heath, Poppies and lavender
2010 People's Choice Award Winner
The annual spring art show featured over 100 acclaimed artists of the Cowichan Valley, showing over 200 recent works of art.
2010 Award Winners
People's Choice Award
Crystal Heath, Poppies and lavender
Award of Honour
Joel Blaicher, Lurking Caiman
Tom Faue, Little Big Man, for Joe Fard
Sonia Galbraith, Take The Ribbon From Your Hair
Crystal Heath, Untitled Abstract
Sirius Hickling, It's not a Penguin
Tammie Hunter, Daydream
Betty Locke, Beautiful Things
Jo Ludwig, Landed
Heather Martin-McNab, The Response
Gayle McIvor, Cloak of Cosmic Consciousness
Award of Merit
Dennis J. A. Brown, Andrew's Influence
Daniel Cline, Ascending
George Cruickshank, Holocaust Suitcase
Daniel Deschamps, Oración
Angus Galbraith, Igloo
Jennifer Hedge, Past, Present
Peter Lawson, Howe Sound
Heather Martin-McNab, Ascending
Bernadette McCormack, Woman Divine
Edie Miller, Cats' Night Out
Françoise Moulin Durham, Woman's Paintbrush in the Forest
J. Neil Newton, The Last Message
Julie Nygaard, The Walls Unite
Maria Raynor, Basket Study
Susan Whyte, Contrast #2
The 2009 SASS~e, Spring Art Show & Sale was quite an extravaganza. A large turnout of art lovers to the Quw'utsun Cultural Centre browsed and bought original creations from sculpture, woodwork, leatherwork, print making, photography, to oil painting.
Summer Breeze by Sonia Galbraith
People's Choice Award
Award of Honour
Judges, Glen Spicer and Iris Churcher, awarded 10 awards of Honour and 15 Awards of Merit to this year's artists based on impact, originality, technique, composition, and presentation.
Visitors to the show had no trouble selecting this year's People's Choice award. Receiving the highest number of votes was Sonia Galbraith's kissi stone sculpture, Summer Breeze. "I like to focus on the beauty that surrounds us and on those things which fill us with awe... I find it immensely rewarding to release an expressive sculpture from a lifeless piece of stone, or a beautiful vessel from a lump of clay."
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council would like to extend its thanks to all those who helped to make this event a success.
Not only did valley artists create an accomplished selection of artworks, they also lent their talents as volunteer hosts for the exhibition. The attending public enjoyed demonstrations offered by the hosts including and array of bookmarks and mini watercolours painted by Bernice Sutton, bookmarks beautifully penned by members of the Warmland Calligraphers, and a fascinating printmaking demo by the Printmakers Only Group. The demos added colour and interest to an already exciting exhibition.
Special thanks go out to our many sponsors including Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre, Leaf and Petal, Thrifty Foods, OK Tire, Beverly Corners Market Place, Island Savings Centre, Sun Valley Mall, The Ribbon Palace, Home Hardware, Mark’s Instant Sign Shop, Film Cowichan: Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival, Duncan-Cowichan Summer Festival Society, Duncan Garage Showroom, Rembrandt's Chocolates, Cowichan Folk Guild, BC Gaming Commission and the BC Arts Council.
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The People's Choice was Sonia Galbraith: Summer Breeze