The South Peace Community Arts Council and the Dawson Creek Art Gallery are pleased to announce that they are hosting the 35th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit, a program of the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council.
Open to artists who live in the Peace Liard Region: Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, Fort St John, Hudson’s Hope, and Fort Nelson.
Meet the adjudicators:
John Steins: Dawson City, YT. Printmaking and the visual arts continue as the enduring focus of John’s creative life, he is currently exploring his new passion of hybrid printmaking.
John was brought up in an artistic household, his father was an accomplished draughtsman, painter and printmaker who specialized in very detailed pen and ink drawings, John followed in his footsteps by attending a high school for the arts in Ottawa and was soon after hired by one of Canada’s biggest ad agencies. In the mid-seventies he moved to Dawson City and set up his studio in an environment that might have been considered cultural suicide from the point of view of the uninitiated but he embraced this cultural isolation with the idea that fewer outside distractions would improve his creative process.
John was one of the founders of the Dawson City Art Society in 1998 which created a more fertile environment for the arts and culture in Dawson with an eye to establishing an accredited art school where he now works.
Nathalie Parenteau: Whitehorse, YT. Nathalie’s style is easily recognizable and is collected by people from all over the world. She works both in acrylics and oils and is known for her sensitive representation of the subject in its environment.
Born in Montréal, Québec, Nathalie has retained the dramatic artistic tradition of the French Canadian culture. Emerging from a family background which cherished the arts, she found her artistic path at an early age. A love of nature and solitude also provided the fertile breeding ground for a rich and varied painting career. She arrived to this station after several detours which include volunteering with a youth group for a year after high school; living in the Yukon wilderness in tepees, wall tents, cabins and drafty trailers; earning a bachelor of sciences in biology at the University of Western Ontario; and traveling the globe. Although her painting subjects seem to have the eerie property of having their own will, Nathalie admits to spending significant amounts of time with each painting to reach a subtle balance in both composition and tones.
Please see the attached copies of the brochure, registration form and artist statement.