Sidney Fine Art Show successful

Despite lower attendance on Saturday, the Sidney Fine Art Show was successful and enjoyed by hundreds of art enthusiasts

Despite lower attendance on Saturday, the Sidney Fine Art Show was successful and enjoyed by hundreds of art enthusiasts.

“I think Saturday’s attendance (and sales were) down because of the weather, but you can never predict that. The show was still very successful and our meet the artist night on Saturday night was really well attended,” said Sandy Bligh, the show’s designer.

“There was easily one hundred of the artists there who had submitted work and people really seemed to enjoy it.”

Bligh also noted she spoke to several businesses in Sidney who reported seeing higher numbers of pedestrian traffic through their shops during the show.

“That’s what the point of all of this is, is bringing together the community,” she said.



• Best in Show:

“Hospital Ward, Namibia” by Colin Gatward

• Best Work on Canvas or Board:

“Breezin’” by Marion Evamy

• Best Work on Paper or Under Glass:

“Byzantium” by Terence Marner

• Best 3-Dimensional:

“Sir Hector’s Curse” by Leonard Butt

• Best Photograph/Photo-Based Media:

“Bathing Stripes, Namibia” by Colin Gatward

• Colin Graham Award for Innovative Work:

“A Memory” by Krystyna Jervis

•Show Designer’s Choice:

“Rolling Fields, Salt Spring” by Sandhu (Varinder) Singh

• Juror’s Choice Don Farrell

“Victoria’s Chinatown” by Gary Chilibeck

“Coy” by Leonard Butt

• Juror’s Choice Sandra Fraser:

“Hot Pots” by Deborah Katz

“No.3 Safety Matches” by Mary Lottridge

• Juror’s Choice David Goatley:

“As You Will” by Sherley Gordon Edey

“Sun Mask by” Joseph Sylvester

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