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Left to Right- Sandy Troudt AFCA, Mary Parslow AFCA, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Suzanne Sandboe.
Missing from photo- Caily Oldershaw, Tannis Trydal
Our Autumn/Winter show, “A World of Contrast,” opened with a warm audience at the Centre for Creative Arts in Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Nov. 1st 2019. As artists we had the opportunity to inject beauty, intrigue, moods and messages as a sharp contrast to the concerns of our time, and that we did. Our first place winner was Suzanne Sandboe, second place was Elizabeth Hutchinson and third place was Tannis Trydal. Honorable mentions were Caily Oldershaw, Mary Parslow AFCA, Sandy Troudt AFCA. . Our next juried show is in May at the Fort St John Art gallery and is entitled “Fleeting Moments."
We were pleased to host Alberta landscape artist Susan Woolgar who led us in a workshop “Abstracting the Landscape.” A full compliment of PRFCA members enjoyed the learning experience, the camaraderie, and the beautiful art studio at St Catherine’s school, generously hosted by Elizabeth Hutchinson, a member and a teacher at the school. We were also pleased to host two students from the area who subsequently became active members.
We are planning to have workshops led by Suzanne Sandboe for our May show “ Fleeting Moments," and Susan Woolgar at our summer painting retreat at Charlie Lake.
We are pleased to announce that Emily Lozeron has been included in The Southwest Art magazine as the Juror’s choice in the Landscape category competition. Two of our printmakers; Donna Bozarth and Mary Parslow had their work accepted into an international print show- “Adogi” that showed in Spain, England and France. We have two successful on- line art teachers, Angela Fehr, watercolour and Tannis Trydal drawing, who have a large following in their on-line lessons.
Our Facebook page, organized by Tannis Trydal showcases one of our artists each month so that we can get to know each other and discover interesting things about our members in this vast Peace River area of BC.
PRFCA members Sandy Troudt , Charlie and Mary Parslow, Carol Bromley Meeres, and two other artists- Ken Lumbis and Sara Norquay will be in a group exhibition “2020 Vision”at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery in August. Sandy Troudt and Mary Parslow will be exhibiting “Northern Nuances” in Ellensburg, Washington, USA for September/October 2020.