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pring PRESENTS

Fling!

JURIED ART SHOW

March 12th to April 5th, 2019

Dawson Creek Art Gallery Dawson Creek, BC

www.peaceriverchapterfca.com


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I am wondering who came up with the title for this show? According to the internet “a fling is a casual relationship between two persons who are attracted to one another. This can involve puppy love, sex or perhaps just ‘hooking up.’ The common expression Spring Fling can refer to a fling that takes place during the spring season.” So what did the person who came up with this title for the show have in mind? Would artists respond with images of lovers holding hands, lying in a park or even taking a joy ride on a motorbike? Were artists encouraged just to take a crack at project or to give their artistic efforts something of a whirl? I would wager that the members of the Peace River Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists have responded in a variety of ways and through a variety of mediums. I am not expecting images of lovers or wild adventures. What I am expecting are images that capture nature, topography, new birth and flowers. I am not suggesting that my fellow artists in the Chapter are against expressions of love and sex It’s just that their passion for natural expressions of beauty and the joy of seeing new growth after a long and cold winter trumps the emotional expressions between people. It is a reality that spring in the Peace Country is an ephemeral experience – here one week gone the next. So you had better be tuned into what is going on in the country before our short spring season has passed by. The Chapter holds two juried shows each year and several workshops are held throughout the region. These activities are made possible through the generous support of Encana, the Fort St. John Arts Council, individual artists and publicly supported community art galleries. Thank you for viewing the exhibition and why not have a Spring Fling of your choosing? Charlie Parslow, President PRFCA


Award of Excellence

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Bouquet Suzanne Sandboe

16 x 40" Acrylic on Canvas $2100 A fresh cut bouquet laid on the kitchen buffet. We look to the summer's bounty!

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Apple Blossoms Shirley Weiss 14 x 11" Acrylic on canvas board $500

A sure sign of spring! The ornamental Apple trees are a cloud of beautiful blossoms.

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Bow Lake Emily Lozeron 26 x 57" Acrylic on Canvas $3500

The Rocky Mountains are so majestic that they beg to be painted. I could visit them daily and still find something that surprises me. Bow Lake's Glacier waters are so clear and blue, it almost seems unreal. Within a couple of weeks the landscape can transform from stark white to brilliant colors


HONORABLE MENTIONS Ascend Caily Oldershaw 24 x 48" Oil on cradled wood panel $1450 Honey bee ascending from a cherry flower under a canopy of spring blossoms.

Spring Reflections Elizabeth Hutchinson 20 x 16" Oil on canvas $1400 Spring Reflections is a marsh at dusk. It explores the wonder of the deep burgundy branches bared by winter that hide the busy preparation for new lullabies that will follow the melting ice.

Spring Moon Mary Parslow 10 x 7" Cyanotype print on BFK Rives $225 The cold evenings of winter are gone and a spring moon glows over the warming landscape

Qualifying Entries Racing the Sunset Angela Fehr 15 x 22" Watercolour on paper $900 The kaleidoscope of colors in our Peace region are nowhere more alive than in the moments just before the sun sets.

Whispered, Murmured Angela Fehr 13 x 21.5" Watercolour on paper $900 In the stillness before spring, the world waits for a reawakening.

Across the Terrace Elizabeth Hutchinson 30 x 40" Oil on canvas $4200

Across the Terrace is a study of the naked patterning of dirt and rock unveiled by the recently departed ice and snow. The tracks in this section of the terraced ledges of Grande Cache are more difficult to spot when the foliage is full later in the summer.


Gateway Elizabeth Hutchinson 24 x 36" Oil on canvas $3600 In Gateway, there is a deep stirring happening under the silent snow, as evidenced by the sinking holes appearing around the fence posts and the shift of color in the bare branches of the distant windbreak.

First Sign Donna Kaut 8 x10" Oil on Board $600 Although my usual painting sessions take place in my studio and my paintings are realistic, it adds to my enjoyment to paint from life. A true understanding of how crocuses bloom and the light surrounding them can better be expressed by taking painting supplies into the field and meet my model eye to eye!

Herald of Spring Donna Kaut 24 x30" Oil on canvas $2400 Crocuses are found in the fields behind our house every spring. Some years they are hard to find. Other years they grow prolifically everywhere! We can’t predict what kind of showing they will present to us each year, but there never has been a spring when these delicate mauve blossoms have not shown themselves. They are a true “herald of spring”!

Young Eagle Charlie Lake Kenneth Lane 18 x 24" Acrylic on canvas

$500

Young Eagle at Charlie Lake" is a study from an eagle that was hunting along the shore of Charlie Lake, BC in the Spring of 2018

Siffleur Falls Emily Lozeron 36 x 12" Acrylic on canvas $1000 With the long winter behind me, and a beautiful spring to look forward to, I feel the rejuvenation of a new season. The lush greens and the flowing waters of nature energizes me. Siffleur Falls will always be a place of beauty and I am so pleased to share it with others.

Clear Waters Emily Lozeron 24 x 40" Acrylic on canvas $2400

Sometimes I try to make life tidy and beautiful and I can overlook the beauty in small things. The fallen logs in the beautiful clear waters create interest and habitats for plants and critters. I could sit at the waters edge for hours listening to creek babble over the rocks and logs.


Orange Brilliance Katherine Moe 10 x 10" Acrylic on wood panel $150

This Day Lily celebrates the arrival of spring by dressing in brilliant orange and green.

Spring on the Homestead Katherine Moe 11 x 14" Acrylic on canvas $200 The bright green grasses surrounding this homestead building signal spring’s arrival

Peace River Valley Karl Musgrove 24 x 28" Oil on Canvas $1100

Homesteaded, land broken, and a grain farm emerged in the Peace River valley. Used and prospered for many years, this valley lose half of the land to a new dam- Site C

The Sheep Wagon Karl Musgrove 30 x 48" Oil on Canvas $1500

Early sheep herders would load up their sheep wagon with supplies and go with their herd to pasture. It surely was a quiet way to live.

Equinox Twilight Mary Parslow 7x 10" Cyanotype print on BFK Rives $225

Twilight on a blue spring evening; time to breathe in the new season and feel its growing warmth.

Solstice Moon Mary Parslow 10 x 7" Cyanotype print on BFK Rives $225 The turnings of the seasons awaken new hope, new sights and sounds, and we gain another year to remember

Let Your Hair Down Mary Parslow 10 x 7" Stencil monoprint on BFK Rives $195

At last the air is warm and fresh; time to let your hair down, shake it out and run through the spring grass.


Morning Light, Arles France Suzanne Sandboe 24 x18" Acrylic on canvas $1550 The spring sun peaks over the rooftops at the start of a new day as long cool shadows reflect off the walls of this ancient city.

Flower Pots and Hollyhocks, Grignan France Suzanne Sandboe 24 x18" Acrylic on canvas $1550 A delightful and inviting little front step in this little French town welcoming us and reminding us to return soon.

Cabin Trail Suzanne Sandboe 24 x36" Acrylic on canvas $2900 Our Cabin Trail in the Saddle Hills, an image of the colors of fall, where we spend countless hours enjoying the bush and out of doors.

Greening Up Toni Schuler 20.5 x 28" Watercolour $1300

"Spring has definitely arrived in my Back 40 when I see the first tender greens in the crowns of the poplars. There is a urge to get out and soak up the warm sun, before we miss it, it's the Peace Country after all."

Cattitude

Sandy Troudt

18 x 24" Acrylic on Canvas $950 After a long winter spent inside, this cat can’t wait to hunt for mice and bask in the spring sun.

Best Buddy Sandy Troudt 14 x 11" Acrylic on Canvas $350 Want to play ball?

Feeding the Ducks Shirley Weiss 16 x 20" Acrylic on Canvas $800 A beautiful spring day; sun shining through the trees, kids and ducks!


Maddie and Oreo Shirley Weiss 16 x 20" Acrylic on Canvas $750 What could feel more like spring than a little girl and her dog, playing on the newly sprouting grass.

Little Wild Apples Shirley Weiss 14 x 11" Acrylic on Canvas board $400 Once the beautiful apple blossoms are finished, the trees are loaded with hundreds of little wild apples. Excellent source of food for the birds!

Ultramarine Expression Mimi Zhang - Mackie 10 x 6.5" Watercolour on paper

$395

I had lots fun play with this striking colour, such a pleasant experience.

Chapter Entries Emerge Donna Bozarth 36 x 18" Acrylic on Canvas $600 As vulnerable as the first buds of spring

Indigo Donna Bozarth 20 x 16" Encaustic on Cradle Board $425 Day dreaming

Swing Donna Bozarth 10.75 x 5.25" Acrylic on wood $125 Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party!” Robin Williams


Mango Tango Donna Bozarth 18 x 14" Acrylic on Canvas $425

It takes two to Tango

Kindred Souls Donna Bozarth 7 x 8" Drypoint Etching with Chin Colle $130 Best Buds

Spring Fling Miep Burgerjon 30 x 24" Mixed Media on Canvas $500 Spring in the Peace Country bursts forth in a time lapse of colour and texture. Tulips put in a momentary appearance before the deer, squirrels and summer's growth steal them away. Various textured fibres and acrylic mediums playing with an abundance of bright Tulip colour captures this moment of fleeting bliss that is Spring.

Bluebells on Blue Diana Hofmann

12 x 9" Drypoint/reduction linocut on BFK Rives $200

The wildflowers that greet us every spring are entwined in every memory of my childhood in Montney. In this print I experimented by layering a transparent reduction linocut over a drypoint in order to keep the delicacy of the flower.

Yellow Canoe Diana Hofmann

15.5 x 11.75" Linocut on Mulberry $325 I was on a “Paddle for the Peace� when I took the picture for this linocut. I loved the composition of the clouds. I tried to print the immense space of calm I felt that day on the river.

Vernal Donna Kaut 16 x 20" Oil on Canvas $900

Although my usual painting sessions take place in my studio and my paintings are realistic, it adds to my enjoyment to paint from life. A true understanding of how crocuses bloom and the light surrounding them can better be expressed by taking painting supplies into the field and meet my model eye to eye!


Dazzle, Dazzle in Pink Katherine Moe 10 x 10" Acrylic on wood panel $150 These bright peonies dance in the sunlight in a dazzling glow of pink.

Day Lily in Yellow Katherine Moe 10 x 10" Acrylic on wood panel $150 Yellow day lilies shimmer in the spring sunshine.

Blue Violet Delphinium Katherine Moe 10 x 10" Acrylic on wood panel $150 A blend of blue and violet define the beauty in these delphiniums.

Twisted Delphinium Katherine Moe 10 x 10" Acrylic on wood panel $150 Heavy blooms cause this beauty to dip her head and swing in the spring breeze.

Fenceline Playpen Karl Musgrove 24 x 28" Oil on Canvas $1100 The dogs know to stay out but the calf wants to play.

Oops! Karl Musgrove 11 x 14" Pencil on paper $100 The dogs know to stay out but the calf wants to play.

Diving In Lynn Hachey Nordhagen

16 x 20" Oil on canvas $400 Dining into a warm pool of water is how most feel feel about diving into spring after a long, cold winter. To be able to shed our winter layers and feel the sun on our skin is so freeing. This piece represents how everyone is ready to transition from the subtle colours of winter, to the vibrant colours of summer.


Early Fawn Mary Parslow 6 x 8" Linocut on Pacon paper $225 All is quiet, the air is filled with softness and the first fawn of the year arrives early.

I Feel the Earth Move Mary Parslow 8 x 5" Stencil monoprint on BFK Rives $195 Spring has arrived and the earth responds by shedding its cold blanket and moving gently to wake up the sleeping plants and animals. This image depicts last year's leaves rustling quietly as a carpet beneath empty cold branches.

After Lunch Sandy Troudt 20 x16" Mixed Media on Canvas $700

Celebrating the coming of spring by finding a dry, cozy, place away from the melting snow to have a nap. this is truly hog heaven!

Wondrous World Sandy Troudt 24 x 36" Oil on Canvas

$1900

Filled with wonder, these curious twins explore their new world.

Nature's Messenger Mimi Zhang-Mackie 6 x 8.5" Watercolour on paper $295 It’s the season for hummingbirds to visit the garden. Nature and all it contains is amazing!


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Dawson Creek Art Gallery Dawson Creek, BC Contact : Charlie Parslow

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Spring Fling  

Peace River Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Art Show March 2019 held in Dawson Creek, BC at the Dawson Creek Art Galler...

Spring Fling  

Peace River Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Art Show March 2019 held in Dawson Creek, BC at the Dawson Creek Art Galler...

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