Back again with another exciting show is one of Port Stanley's favourite annual
rites of Spring, the 28th Port Stanley Artists' Guild Show and Sale, which opened at
the Legion on Friday night, June 1st, 2018. It runs Friday, June 1st, 6 – 9 pm,
Saturday June 2nd, 11 am – 8 pm, and Sunday June 3rd, 12 – 5 pm.
This year Mayor David Marr opened the show and later took a tour of the new collection
of works on display. This new collection of works, shows how the artists have all taken
some new twists and turns in their growth as artists, and much of it is pretty impressive stuff.
What you like in art is an extremely personal matter of taste and there is a wide
range of styles and mediums in this show to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Importantly,
all of it is very well done.
This year's Judge was Josepha Van den Anker. Josepha Van den Anker is a painter that
attended The Ontario College of Art, and is a Fine Arts, Honour's Graduate
and the recipient of the Forsyth Scholarship for "Excellence In Painting 1976".
- Pelee Boardwalk by Marcia Pensa: Oil on Canvas: Judge's Comments: Such an interesting painting, wonderful!
- Peace of Mind by Rosemary Nagel: Mixed media: Judge's Comments: The work is always so "upbeat".
- The Way Is Clear by Kim Hughson: Acrlic: Judge's Comments: Very accomplished, mystical, and mysterious!
- St. Thomas Courthouse by Sharon Cook-Harbaruk:Photo Art: Judge's Comments: Celebration of excellence!
- Landscape by Marie Lalonde: Oil: Judge's Comments: Sensitive rich in tradition.
- Trapped Beneath the Glass Ceiling by Carolyne McLeod: Mixed Media: Judge's Comments: Strong impact!.
- Waiting to be Picked Up, Fairview by Bill Kish: Oil Pencil: Judge's Comments: Love of Ontario Landscape!
- Reaching in Red by Annette Martin: Mixed Media: Judge's Comments: Gorgeous, meaningful and iconic!
- Hawk Cliff, Fall by Diane Dobson: Acrylic: Judge's Comments: Well executed painting.
- Alma Fire - Demolition by Jan Row:
- Undulations by Alice Price-Vermeulen: Acrylic: Judge's Comments: A wonderful painting.
- Leftover Sun by Janet Kennedy: Acrylic: Judge's Comments: A jewel!.
- Sea Meets Sky by S'ine Maule: Acrylic: Judge's Comments: Beautiful atmospheric painting!
- The Spaces Between Us by Kim Yuhasz: Acrylic: Judge's Comments: Very interesting!
- Forest Green by Debra Kubu: Oil: Judge's Comments: A sense of pattern and density!
- Red Pears by Aganetha Sawatzky: Acrylic: Judge's Comments: Dynamic composition and colour!
- Then And Now by Penny Crichton: Triptych Photo Collage: Judge's Comments: Movement and sense of time travel!
- Sand Dunes by Linda Burns: Watercolour: Judge's Comments: Wonderful sensitivity.
- Spring Flowers II by Richard Cochrill:
- Alleyway by Pat Curtis:
This years winners of the People's Choice Award was Candy McManiman for "Nothing Here but the Barn Swallows",
and the Member's Choice Awards (chosen by the member artists of the Port Stanley Artists' Guild) went to:
Pat Johnson for Barn Owl
Cheryl Garrett-Jenkins for A Clockwork Orange
Catherine McCoy for Beach Grass
Pam Vezina for Le Grand Bouquet
S'ine Maule for Harmony