Campbell River Arts Council

33rd Annual Members’ Exhibition (2015)

The 33rds Annual Members' Exhibition

The Annual Members’ Exhibition is a celebration of the visual arts community on North Vancouver Island. The exhibition comprises original art work created by a diverse group of artists who are members of the Campbell River Art Gallery and Campbell River Arts Council.

The Campbell River Arts Council is committed to fostering community partnerships that contribute to creating an enriched and progressive quality of life in Campbell River. These partnerships recognize the essential role of the arts in promoting positive economic, social and cultural development for the entire community. The Campbell River Community Arts Council was established in 1970. In1982 the Arts Council was responsible for establishing the Annual Members’ Exhibition. In September of 1994 the Arts Council established Campbell River’s first public Art Gallery, which hosted the 13th Annual Member’s Exhibition in January of 1995. Today the Arts Council runs a wide range of activities and programs including the Community Banner Project, the Art in Health Initiative, Music for Health, Crow Theatre and Arts Based Community Development (ABCD) programs. In addition, the Arts Council manages the Sybil Andrews Cottage and Walter Morgan Studio. The Arts Council continues to lead in the artistic development of Campbell River and encourages inclusive community participation in all of its programming.

This 33rd Annual Members’ Exhibition was a success with 84 entries received. This year’s jurors consisted of Sonia Stastny, Paulina Maj and Brett Ferdinandi of Cumberland’s Sew Sisters Artist Collective. They spent the day with the over 80 artworks thoughtfully discussing and choosing the winners of four awards and four honourable mentions.

Prizes were awarded to:
Kathryn Botsford received the Innovation award for her fibre art Echoes on the Shore I
Catherine Martha Holmes received the Technical award for My Dear Old Friend, a poured watercolour
Heather Koning received the Originality award for Liminality; a canoe made from pine, medical gloves and cable ties
Bob Sivertson received the Jurors award for US II, an acrylic

Honorable Mentions went to:
D. Ross Fisher for his photograph: Paddling Through History
Ruth MacLaurin for Cubic Zoom, a mixed-media drawing collage/decollage
Karen Martin Sampson for Pushing the Envelope, an oil on canvas
Melissa St. Louis for The Jellies, an acrylic on canvas.

Awards were generously donated by Impressions Art Gallery, Pier Street Art Gallery, Photo Tech, PJ’s Arts + Custom Framing and Needle and Arts Centre.

Member's Show 2015

ARGAST, John
Wild Shrimp