Thanks to a great number of artists (54) who submitted 169 paintings to the recent South Delta Artists’ Guild show, there was a superior selection available to any of essential workers who kept their work space open to one and all during the last year.
The Guild thanks everyone who bought paintings, cards and other unusual and creative gifts found on the walls and in the showcases in this fundraising show which paid tribute to our front-line workers.
There were five paintings donated as draw prizes thanks to artists Diane Akey, Monica Burrow, Jan Rankin, Marlene Strain and Kathy Swift.
The Guild’s second contribution to the community involved artist Maureen Mitchell and Shari Barr of the Delta Hospital & Community Health Foundation.
During the show, a public appeal was made for donations to the hospital, which totalled $2,721.80. This is a winning combination of generosity, a helping hand for all and a partnership that will hopefully continue for years to come.
The Guild is open and actively looking for new members.
For as little as $10 a month, (about two cups of coffee) you can join too. Visit: www.southdeltaartistsguild.com for details. Studio space is open to all members and has many drop-in groups who mentor aspiring artists.
The next show, entitled Past Times, begins Aug. 6 and runs until Aug. 29. The show is open during those days Friday to Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the gallery located at 2720 56th Street in Tsawwassen.