Roy takes first and second for favourites

After the votes from the public are counted, Heidi Roy wins both First and Second Best.

Artist Heidi Roy took first and second place in the People’s Choice ballots at the Fine Art Show & Sale in Ashcroft last week. Her painting

Thanks to all who joined us at our 48th Ashcroft Art Club Show and Sale. Members enjoyed the preparation and the event, especially meeting those who came to enjoy our art. Thanks to all who helped to make it happen.

Visitors to the Show are asked to vote on their favourite pieces. Adult visitor’s first choice was Heidi Roy’s “Neglected” and in second place was “Petite Cochon Dingue” by Heidi Roy as well. Well done Heidi!

One of our great joys is to share art with the local school children. Thanks to the teachers who not only bring the children, but prepare them for experiencing the show. Thanks to our own Jo Petty who helps them all to enjoy their art experience. The children’s vote for first place was “Crofton Harbour at Dawn” by Guy Lundstrom and “What Next?” by Pat Baker for second place.

There is no lack of art activities over the summer with the joint Plein Air Paint-Out with Winding Rivers Art and Performance Society, Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24 and Ashcroft Art Club’s sixth Annual Art Walk in the businesses on Railway Avenue, July 1 through Labour Day.  We will also see you at the Wellness and Music Festival July 18.

We remind readers that our club’s mission is to promote fine arts in Ashcroft and surrounding area and is open to artists of all skill levels residing in our region. Our meetings resume Wednesday, Sept. 2 at St. Alban’s Hall and plans are being made for an Open House in October. Keep in touch with our activities via our web site, www.ashcroftartclub.com . Happy summer.

Alice Durksen

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