VIDEO: Monday Painters celebrate 58 years of Agassiz art

The Agassiz United Church was home to the annual gallery show for the local painters group

The Monday Painters group held its 58th annual gallery show on Saturday, April 6.

The show featured the work of local artists at the Agassiz United Church, and brought together all different styles of painting.

Harrison Hot Springs resident Barry Garner was this year’s featured artist — getting to display 10 paintings rather than the usual five — but artwork from the entire group was on display.

The paintings showcased not only the work of the artists, but also their friendships.

“We don’t even work at it, it just evolves,” painter Marg Doman said. “Our artwork improves, plus our friendships improve.”

This year’s event featured the “People’s Choice” award, with voting on the best painting by both visitors and artists.

Ed Komar’s “Willamette Falls” won first place for that award, followed by his painting “Flowering Maple” in second place. Marg Doman’s “Year of the Pig” came in third.

Honourable mentions were for Zidonja Ganert’s “Nature’s Garden” and Carolyn Pallas’ “A Walk in the Mist,” both tied for fourth, Linda Payette’s “I Stand Alone”in fifth and Ganert’s “Beautiful Nature” in sixth.

Only one point separated the four honourable mentions.

The show also featured its Free Draw for visitors, and many left home winners, including:

  • Gerda Borden (pansies in an old boot),
  • Debbie Roberts (a tea lamp)
  • Tanya Jeyachandran, (a ceramic flower design bowl)
  • Esther Davies (a pottery sushi serving set)
  • Lynne Whitehead (a flowering plant and photo frame)
  • Karen Lock (two decorative drinking bottles for both hot and cold liquids)
  • Marilyn Lyon (two crystal cappuccino mugs)Rosie Gordon (refreshing spa items)
  • Dawn Thomas (a bust of Schubert)
  • Melanie Kennedy (family photo frames)
  • Lawrence Smith (a clock)
  • Christina Tebrinke (an original painting, donated and signed by Zidonja Ganert).

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