365: All in a Year

Boathouse Left Standing - Brigitte Desbois

Moraine Lake Magic, Sandra Irvine

Connecting and Reflecting, Sandra Donohue

Sept 23 to Oct 18, 2022

Presented by the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists, 365 - All in a Year was on at VISAC from Sept 23 - Oct 18, 2022.

This juried show features nine Kootenay Artists, including Elaine Alfoldy of Erickson; Darleen Dautel of Grand Forks; Brigitte Desbois of Balfour; Sandra Donohue and Astrid Pinkerton of Robson; Helena Edmison and Lis Semenoff of Trail; Carol Retzlaff of Glade; and Sandra Irvine of Nelson.

Over 100 people attended the opening evening event. Mayor Lisa Pasin was in attendance. She selected Moraine Lake Magic (oil on canvas) by Sandra Irvine of Nelson BC for the Mayor's Choice award.

Sunshine and Ice Cream (oil on canvas board) by Darlene Dautel of Grand Forks received the Audience Choice award, voted by attendees to the opening evening.

Award results

1st Place Elaine Alfoldy, Berries and flowers and unusual leaves, Acrylic on board

2nd Place Lis Semenoff, First Light, Oil on Panel

3rd Place Sandra Irvine, Taking the Plunge, Watercolour on Paper

Honourable mentions

Astrid Pinkerton, Coastal Inlet, Oil on canvas

Darlene Dautel, Sunshine & Ice-Cream, Oil on canvas board

Sandra Donohue, Connecting and Reflecting, Water colour on paper

About the Federation of Canadian Artists

The Federation of Canadian Artists was founded in 1941 by professional Canadian working artists including Lawren Harris, Arthur Lismer and A.Y. Jackson. The head office and gallery are located on Granville Island in Vancouver. The FCA, a non-profit organization, has chapters throughout Canada. More information about FCA membership, workshops and exhibits can be can be found at artists.ca. For more information about our local chapter visit wkcfca.com or our Facebook page.

We hold workshops in a variety of media, exhibitions, meetings, critiques and the opportunity to get to know and learn from other artists.