Touchstones Nelson to feature West Kootenay artists

Touchstones Nelson will feature 38 paintings by 12 artists of the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Elaine Afoldy's Sunflowers in a Jar

Touchstones Nelson will feature 38 paintings by 12 artists of the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists from May 13 to 18.

The work, selected by jurors Susie Cipolla, Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki, and Fran Alexander, is a collection of various mediums including oil, acrylic, and watercolour.

The 12 artists represented in the exhibit are Elaine Alfoldy, Creston; Lucy Bates, Fruitvale; Darlene Dautel, Grand Forks; Brigitte Desbois, Nelson; Sandra Donohue, Robson; Helena Edmison, Trail; Robyn Gold, Winlaw; Alison Graeme, Nelson; Stephanie Gauvin, Rossland; Sandra Irvine, Nelson; Astrid Pinkerton, Robson; and Barbara Pistak, Rossland.

Federation of Canadian Artists prizes were awarded to Elaine Alfoldy of Creston for “Sunflowers in a Jar,” (watercolour), Stephanie Gauvin of Rossland for “Sparkle,” (acrylic); and Brigitte Desbois of Nelson for “Shutty Beach Bench Early Evening,” (oil).

Awards of Excellence were given to Lucy Bates of Fruitvale for “Drinnon Pass,” (oil); Sandra Donohue of Robson for “Knock, Knock,” (watercolour); and to Astrid Pinkerton of Robson for “Rialto Fountain” (watercolour).

The Federation of Canadian Artists, founded in 1941, is a community of artists and art lovers. The federation’s head office and gallery are located in Vancouver, on Granville Island where bi-monthly juried exhibits by emerging and signature artists are featured. Its mission is to promote the passion and pleasure of the visual arts through exhibition, education and communication.

The federation, a non-profit organization has chapters throughout Canada. More information about the FCA membership, exhibits, and workshops can be found at artists.ca.

The local chapter, formed in May 2001, includes 30 members in the West and East Kootenays, and the Okanagan. Meetings are held four times a year. Their aims are to encourage artistic and professional growth through critiques, and demos at meetings, and workshops instructed by local, national and internationally known artists.

Just Posted

UPDATE: DriveBC says road re-opened after accident

Highway 22 closed for seven hours on Saturday

Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays

Operations in Castlegar, Cranbrook, Galloway, Elko, Radium, Golden may see job action this week.

Castlegar pastors find life in wheelchair a challenge

The men found the obstacles were both physical and mental.

Columbia Avenue paving scheduled for weekend

Paving on Castlegar’s main thoroughfare will take place in a few days, weather permitting.

Tour company plans shuttle service to Kelowna for stranded travellers

SMT Kootenay wants to help travellers get in and out of ‘Cancelgar’ in winter months

Josie Hotel will be ready on opening day, says management

West Kootenay’s first ski-in, ski-out boutique hotel to open this month

NEB approves operating pressure increase to repaired Enbridge pipeline

The pipeline burst outside of Prince George on Oct. 9, now operating at 85 per cent

B.C. VIEWS: Setting speed limits in a post-fact environment

Media prefer ‘speed kills’ narrative, even when it fails to appear

Controversy erupts over Japanese flag in B.C. classroom

Online petition demanding removal has collected more than 5,700 signatures

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds ahead

Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for more than a week after the fire began

Trump says report on Khashoggi death expected in a few days

Jamal Khashoggi was a columnist for The Washington Post who was slain Oct. 2 inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul

CUPW requests mediator as deadline for Canada Post offer expires without deal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weighed in Saturday night with a last-minute plea to the two sides

Trudeau says he won’t negotiate in public on future of LGBTQ rights in USMCA

Legislators urged Trump not to sign the agreement unless the language was removed.

Price makes 36 saves as Habs edge Canucks 3-2

Late goal lifts Montreal past Vancouver

Most Read