Members of the Agassiz Monday Painters group mingle while admiring the works at the annual art show. This year marked 52 years of the group.

Agassiz art group featuring local work for 52 years

Monday Painters once again show diverse accomplishment of local artists

The Agassiz Monday Painters Art Show 2013 was an accomplishment to be celebrated. This event marked the 52nd anniversary of the painting group, which is most remarkable.

This year, the Monday Painters honoured Jim Scott as the featured artist. He was bestowed this opportunity, as he has been a member and a great supporter of the Monday Painters art group for many years. Some of Jim’s artwork depicts local scenery and historic buildings, with attention paid to their perspective. This was a very special and exciting time for Jim especially with his sister and family in attendance.

Some new artists displayed their works in the art show, so there was no surprise to see a new name among the winners of the People’s Choice of best paintings this year.

Agassiz Country, a beautiful depiction of local scenery by Agassiz’s new artist, Alexa Chykowski, won first place, while artist Bob Lounsbury and Barb Norris tied for second place with equal votes for their paintings of The Monk and Mother and Child. A striking illustration of Pickled Peppers by Beth McCready won the race for third place, just edging out an evocative landscape by Chilliwack artist, Zidonja Ganert.

The winners of the free draws were Jim Scott – birdhouse built and donated by Ian Olsen, Lis Scotson – pottery mug/coffee donated by M. Doman, Jane Simmons – watercolour book donated by Loretta Douglas, Sherry Crouch – painting by Barry Garner, Deanna Jones – painting by Valerie Peart, Joan Vogstad – Planters goodie box and Red Apple gift certificate, Wendy Gaudreau – thermos donated by Valerie Peart, Paul Bissky – painting by Linda Chaffey, O. Byleveld – lily plant donated by Lynda Anderson, Carla VanVelze – Mary Kay gift certificate donated by Anne Williamson and Bert Hooper – recipe book donated by Lynda Anderson.  A special thank you is warmly extended to everyone who generously donated items for the draw.

We sincerely appreciated the support from the visitors who attended this annual occasion. This event serves as a gathering place for the community to experience the world of art while socializing with friends and family. It was so encouraging to hear the accolades of praise and acknowledgment of the artists’ talents. When artists are recognized for their works, it inspires them to be persistent in their endeavors.

The Agassiz Monday Painters are a wonderful group of people and artists. For further information, please contact Lynda at 1-604-794-5554.

– Submitted by Marg Doman

 

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