Harrison resident John C. Jones stands next to his painting of his backyard.

Harrison Art Show 2015 a huge success

Art show organizers happy with how event went this year at Harrison's Memorial Hall

submitted by Marg Doman

The 9th Harrison Art Show’s annual two-day event was well received. This show has evolved over the years but one thing remains the same, its popularity. Visitors from various parts of BC and other destinations who attended, gave memorable comments, praising the talents of the artists and the ambience of the show. Some visitors have been happy to return to enjoy the Harrison Art Show year after year.

The volunteers must be congratulated for their collaborations and creative designs to shape the fabulous Harrison Art Show.

It was a pleasure to have Laura Levitsky as the featured artist for this year’s show. Laura is a very talented artist who paints beautiful realistic artworks of wildlife, landscapes and landmarks, using acrylic as her media. Laura recently won two awards. One was for the BC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015 for “Quiet Repose”. The other for Ducks Unlimited Canada for her piece “Charm & Elegance” which will be used for their stamp and print for 2015.

A new exhibitor, Vikki Ferguson, was the creator of the Magical Realism made of porcelain. She depicted a true rendition of various bird nests with the eggs and their surroundings located in nature. It is so amazing at the realism of her artwork!

The Harrison Art Show Committee extends their gratitude to all the donors for their generosity and support of the Free Draw. Congratulation to the following winners:

• Agassiz / Harrison Printers & Stationers Ltd. – Rose Ross

• Black Forest Restaurant – Karen Dumas

• Cornerstone Custom Picture Framing – Lorie Tofflemire

• Flora Bunda Flower Shoppe – Zidonja Ganert

• Jimmy’s Pub – Isabell Simpson and Luci Redmond

• Josephine Ellis, artist – original painting – John Leflock

• Julie Anne’s Art & Custom Framing – John Jones

• Killer’s Cove Boat Rentals – Nora Fowlie, D. Ross and Arnielle Boado

• Muddy Waters / Baskin Robbins – Teri Hadwin

• Old Settler Pub – Marry Hill and Hugh McDonald

• Outlet Store (Big Box) – Hans Larson

• Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – Jordanka Yaretz

• Rose Ross, Artist, lesson  – Linda Payette

• Ruby Creek Art Gallery – M. N. Sheikh

• Smudges Art Shoppe –  R. Tofflemire

The Harrison Art Show, 2015, was a huge success. This event serves as an avenue to bring an awareness of art to the community. Some of the younger people who attended were interested and studied the paintings. They are the future artists to one day use their talents to carry this tradition forward.

Success is best measured by how far you’ve come with the talents you’ve been given.