Painter Rick McDiarmid (right)

‘Mystery’ art for sale

International Artist Day Festival kicks off in a few short weeks.

White Rock’s first International Artist Day Festival, Oct. 21-27 at the White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave., will highlight works by invited master artists.

But also showcased will be works by many artists participating in the anonymous 12-by-12-inch exhibition on display at the centre.

Artists from all over B.C. were invited to submit uniform-sized works for this section of the festival – which aims at offering affordable pieces that will be judged, and hopefully purchased, on artistic merits alone.

But the identities are known to organizers – and among those who have submitted works are many well-known and valued names including local artists Shirley Thomas, Pauline Dutkowski, Georgina Johnstone, Sheila Symington, Eve Lees, Jess Rice, Irene Shklover, Trish Pollock, Peter Daniels, Nicole Carrie, Ann Worth, Marilyn Hurst, Louis Bomben and Serge Dube.

Meanwhile, there’s still a chance to buy tickets for the gala-launch event for Friday Oct. 25.

Only 200 tickets will be available for the gala, hosted by Jane Baldwin.

Entertainment will be provided by MC Mark Donnelly and award-winning local bassist Jodi Proznick and her trio – and the first 75 people to buy a ticket will also receive a special bonus – admission to an after party performance by the trio at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios.

Ticket price ($150) includes a $100 voucher which can be put toward the purchase of any piece of art featured in the festival.

Tickets can be purchased online through White Rock Leisure Services, by calling 604-541-2199 (Ext. 0), or in person at White Rock Community Centre; due to demand tickets cannot be reserved for later purchase.

Just Posted

18 months conditional term for indecent caller

Incidents reported in Surrey, White Rock and Langley

Delta mosque holds silent prayer vigil for Christchurch victims

Event emphasized the importance of acceptance, solidarity in the wake of the attack on Muslim worshippers

White Rock Mexican restaurant told to remove flag from patio

‘I’ve never heard of anything like this in my life,’ Primo’s Mexican Grill general manager said

White Rock water plant operational by month’s end

Utilities manager’s talk to Peace Arch Rotary also covers global water issues

A Surrey Mountie’s tale of reconciling her family’s history with the LGBTQ+ ‘purge’

PART TWO: Cpl. Sturko is spokeswoman of Surrey RCMP after her great uncle was ‘purged’ from the RCMP

The good, bad and the unknown of Apple’s new services

The announcements lacked some key details, such as pricing of the TV service

Video of ‘brutal, shocking and chilling execution’ opens B.C. murder hearing

Sentencing underway for Brandon Woody after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in Nanaimo

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

SPCA seizes 54 animals from Vernon property

Animals weren’t receiving adequate care

Morneau unveils principles for Indigenous ownership in Trans Mountain pipeline

The controversial pipeline was bought by Ottawa last year

Refugee who sheltered Edward Snowden in Hong Kong arrives in Canada

Vanessa Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter Keana arrived in Toronto this week

New UMSCA trade deal getting a boost from Trump, business groups

The trade deal is designed to supplant the North American Free Trade Agreement

Trudeau says he, Wilson-Raybould had cordial conversation last week

Trudeau denies anything improper occurred regarding SNC-Lavalin and the PMO

Most Read

l -->