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).

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Sasquatch Days about ‘being proud of being Sts’ailes’

The joint event between Harrison and Sts’ailes returned to the village for its eighth year

‘This was my baby’: Music teacher to retire after 29 years at Kent Elementary

Brenda Di Rezze will be saying goodbye to her music room at the end of this school year

LETTER: Harrison needs trees, not a new parking lot

Harrison resident Janne Perrin reminds council that trees are important too

UPDATE: Two young Chilliwack men facing at least five years jail for armed robbery

Darius Commodore and Jaimal Mclaren face 13 charges in Mission/Agassiz incident involving police dog

Harrison pay parking begins Saturday

Drivers will be charged an hourly rate for their parking spots from June 15 to Sept. 15

VIDEO: Reading splashes into Agassiz’s Ferny Coombe Pool

The Agassiz Library held its annual Reading in the Pool event Friday, June 14

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Pride flag taken down by Township of Langley

Woman said she was told it was removed from her front yard because of a complaint

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

Most Read