Mix and mingle at the "Oil & Water" art exhibit


The South Delta Artists Guild is inviting sponsors and patrons to mingle during the art exhibit "Oil & Water"

Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen will be hosting its 11th annual juried show by the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) from July 25 until Aug 23. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 31 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Gallery 1710

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There will be 76 paintings on display from artists residing throughout B.C. The paintings were chosen by three accredited jurors from the FCA. The jurors are Gerry Thompson, Mike Svob and Teressa L. Bernard and they chose the finalists from 310 entries of artwork.

According to Ken Winning, President of the South Delta Artists Guild,  about 30 per cent of artists in the show are from the South Delta region.

Gallery 1710

"Our mission is to create and spread art and culture in the community." Winning said. "We are thankful for the many local sponsors."

Monica Burrow a local artist will display her painting titled Naramata bench during the exhibit. The inspiration for her work came when Burrow went for a hike on the Kettle Valley Railway Trail from Naramata to Penticton. She took a picture of the landscape for a reference point for her painting.

Gallery 1710

"When I travel I always come back and the images of those places are in my head and I have to paint a little bit to absorb it all." Burrow said.

"Even as a child the best thing I could get was coloured crayons, coloured pencil crayons… lining them up, looking at them, looking at how the colours were related was always fascinating to me."

The painting looks through the vineyard into some of the estates. Off into the distance Summerland and Giant's Head Mountain can be seen.

Gallery 1710

All the artwork on display during the exhibit will be for sale.

Winning said the guild holds regular workshops and demonstrations open to the public and members. They are always looking for new members and visitors to the gallery.

Gallery 1710

Operating hours for the gallery are Tuesday until Sunday from 11a.m.- 4 p.m. and Thursday until 8 p.m.

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