The Ladysmith Fine Arts Show this year was a great success for organizers and artists. Hosted entirely online and virtually for the first time, everyone had to adapt to a new way of submitting artwork, the jurying process, uploading, curating and marketing. The awards ceremony which was held on Zoom for artists as well as sponsors and delegates was well received. The Arts Council of Ladysmith was so happy to provide artists from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Island this opportunity even during COVID 19. Feedback from online visitors and artists concluded what we at the arts council suspected, artists are resilient, unconventional, diligent, versatile, daring confident, gifted and productive.
This shows throughout our 2D, 3D and photography galleries as well as our fine art show gift shop. The show runs until March 31, 2021. Art is here!
For a full list of winners, please head to the bottom of this post. Congratulations to all winners and participants.
We were able to Zoom interview some of our winners including Ladysmith artist Christine Earl, who walked away with three awards this year including the $1000 Best in Show award, sponsored by the Ladysmith & District Credit Union. Hear more about each artist, the inspiration behind their accepted artwork and what they thought about this year's fine art show.
🏆Winner of Best in Show 2021 for 'Ramona' 🏆3D Category Winner for 'Ramona' 🏆3D Sub Category "Fiber" Winner for 'Ramona'
🏆Winner of our 2D sub-category in drawing for 'Diner with a View'
🏆Kimberly was the winner of the 2D Sub-Category 'Watercolour' with her artwork entitled 'Souvenir De L'été'.
🏆Winner 3D Sub-Category "Wood" , Ladysmith Fine Arts Show 2021
Full List of Winners
Best in Show ($1000 sponsored by the Ladysmith & District Credit Union)
3D Category Winner
3D Sub-Category "Fiber" Winner
Christine Earl, 'Ramona', Fiber
Photography Category Winner
Photography Sub Category "Things" Winner
Lois DeEll, 'Left Hanging', Photograph
Photography Sub Category "Places" Winner
Daphne Carlyle, 'Falls Near Koksila', Photograph
Photography Sub Category "People" Winner
Cim MacDonald, ' Loves Dreams', Photograph
Photography Sub Category "Ideas" Winner
Nancii Bernard, 'The Distance Between #1, Photograph
2D Category Winner
2D Sub Category " Acrylic" Winner
Rohana Laing, ' The Plywood Goes to Sea Tofino, Acrylic Painting
2D Sub Category "Drawing" Winner
Joan Larson, 'A Diner with A View', Pastel Drawing
2D Sub Category "Hand Pulled Printmaking" Winner
Anne Jones, 'Rosehips and Rainpuddles', Reduction Lino Print
2D Sub Category "Mixed Media" Winner
Diana Durrand, 'Paper Doll Portrait - Letting the Wind Pass Through Me'
2D Sub Category "Watercolour" Winner
Kimberly Miller, 'Souvenir de l'ete'
2D Sub Category " Oil Painting" Winner
Brad Scromeda, 'On the Beach'
3D Sub Category " Jewellery" Winner
Susan Koch, 'Fruit Salad'
3D Sub Category " Stone" Winner
Stephen Cole, 'Navigating Chaos'
3D Sub Category "Wood" Winner
Dave Roberts, 'Arbutus Burl Platter'
3D Sub Category "Paper Mixed Media" Winner
Joanne Purdy, 'Life Lines'
3D Sub Category "Clay" Winner
Colin Fraser, 'Heavy Thoughts'
3D Sub Category "Metal" Winner
Brenda Isaak Takao, 'Blown Over'