Recent History – 1999
Oct. 27, 1999
By Charity Wallace, Daily News Staff
There’s still time to visit the Peace Watercolor Art Show, and perhaps buy some Christmas presents in the process. The show at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery contains 46 pieces by 13 artists.
One of the featured artists for the show, Judy Brown, says that she was very pleased with the number of people at the opening of the show, Oct. 17.
“The opening went really well,” she says. “I really couldn’t estimate the amount of people at the opening but it was a great turnout.”
The artists sold six painting during the afternoon and Brown says that that is an incredible amount.
The Peace Watercolor Society is a group of painters from the Peace region, including Dawson Creek, Grande Prairie, Spirit River, Fairview, and one of the founding members lives in Cache Creek. Brown says that the show is a rotation between four places.
“We rotate between Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie, Dawson Creek and Fairview normally,” she says. “And we have gone to Fort St. John and Grande Cache in the past.”
This is the 23rd year the society has been running the semi-annual shows.
Gallery curator, Ellen Corea, says that the show is wonderful for people who enjoy looking, collecting or for someone who is looking for a unique Christmas gift.
“This is really a beautiful show,” Corea says. “Any person who loves art shouldn’t miss it.”
There are currently 13 members in the society which offer a variety of individual perspectives and styles, but to join a person has to go through an initiation of sorts.
“You have to participate as a guest artist in, I think, three shows,” Brown says. “After the shows are done, the members decide whether to vote you into the group.”
Brown has been in the society for almost a decade and says that the gallery in Dawson Creek is her favourite gallery to show in. The show will be on display until Nov. 13.