Fine Art Show settles in Sidney

Sidney Fine Art Show kicks off Oct. 12 and runs through the weekend

The Sidney Fine Art Show kicks off Oct. 12 and Sandy Bligh, the chair of the Sidney Fine Art Show organizing committee and the show’s designer, will be keeping her eyes open for the art the show will use on next year’s promotional material.

“This year we’re using a colourful and engaging image from a work by Mary Lottridge that was in last year’s show,” explained Bligh. “Each year I look for something in the show that’s going to be engaging.

“Once we select a piece to work with, we work with Bravo Advertising to create the promotional materials. We also use it across all our platforms like our webpage, our Facebook and our Twitter so there’s a good continuity to it all.”

Bligh noted the sock monkey image from Mary Lottridge’s work has been a popular selection for their campaign this year.

“The image we pick next year will have to top the monkey,” she laughed.

This year, the Sidney Fine Art Show is also celebrating a decade of showcasing artwork from some of B.C.’s most highly regarded artists.

“The Sidney Fine Art Show has become one of the premiere juried fine art shows in Western Canada and is a permanent fixture in the Peninsula’s annual fall arts schedule,” said Bligh of the event. “This year we (had) Robert Bateman and Craig Benson both speaking at our opening (on Oct. 11) and we’re looking forward to the meet the artist night, where people can come meet many of the artists in the show, which happens Saturday.”

Adjudication for the show closed in mid-September and saw 377 pieces selected by three jurors out of 1,200 submissions. The show opens to the public on Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. and continues through the weekend until Sunday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.

Visit www.sidneyfineartshow.com for more information.

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