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Oil and water show returns to Gallery 1710

More than 400 artists are striving to capture the first prize of $1,500.
Gallery 1710 cheque presentation
Pictured left to right; Myrna Webster, Sharee Reynolds, Colin Iverson, Alba (Barn Owl), Judith Turner and Lea Price with the donation to OWL.

The South Delta Artists Guild presents its Oil and Water show from June 2 to 26th at Tsawwassen’s Gallery 1710.

Tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. is the opening night reception and presentation of prizes to the winning entrants.

More than 400 artists are striving to capture the first prize of $1,500.

Patrons who cannot attend tonight’s opening, can view the show during the month of June Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. or Thursday night from 4 to 8 p.m.

Gallery 1710 is located on 56th Street.

The Skies and Wings and Feathered Things show, which was held during April, raised funds for the sale of birdhouses. These were creatively enhanced by our artists with buttons, corks, paints, shells, and pennies and sold to benefit the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

South Delta artists took to heart the phrase “Art has a responsibility” and “Art has a voice” in our community, which is part of the Guild mandate.

Art, whether we paint, form three-dimensional pieces, work in theater or write, artists have a unique way of speaking to our audience.

Gallery visitors (more than 230) responded with enthusiasm to our show helping to raise more than $500 for OWL.

Colour Your Dreams claimed the gallery for the May show.

Colour of course is a draw, and our dreams are made up of impressions – sometimes fleeting, but always a pleasant memory of a trip, a gathering, a friend or a treasured pet. Flowers, majestic mountains, beautiful buildings make up the repertoire that artists capture. Sunsets grace the walls, boats in dry dock, reflected in a glass-like water image.

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