2012 Gallery

The 2012 Sidney Fine Art Show, October 12 – 14th was another great success! We would like to thank our artists, volunteers, patrons and sponsors – the show would not happen without you. What an amazing, vibrant and supportive community we live in!

After the flurry of activity over 3 great days, the Sidney Fine Art show is over for another year, and as always the planning for 2013 has already begun. It is never too soon to become involved in the show. Each year tasks undertaken by hundreds of volunteers involve art intake, adjudication, hanging and presenting the show. If you are interested in joining the team please complete the sign-up form under the volunteer tab, or e-mail[email protected] for more information.

People’s Choice Award 2012!

Salmon Stone by Craig Benson

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The Sidney Fine Art Show gala opening celebration was a night to remember!  After Sponsors and Patrons had a chance to preview the show, they, the artists and other invited guests were treated to an inspiring talk by Canadian artist, environmentalist and naturalist Robert Bateman.  Beginning with a quote from Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark, Mr. Bateman generously shared his philosophy and thoughts on art.    The awards ceremony followed and then sculptor Craig Arthur Benson spoke about the history of Sidney Fine Art Show over the ten years since its inception in 2003.

The prize winners for the Sidney Fine Art Show 2012 are:

(All photos by Jeffrey Bosdet)

Best in Show
Sponsored by Re/Max Victoria:

“Hospital Ward, Namibia” by Colin Gatward


Best Work on Paper or Under Glass
Sponsored by The Market Stores:

“Byzantium” by Terence Marner

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Best Photograph/Photo-Based Media
Sponsored by Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites:

“Bathing Stripes, Namibia” by Colin Gatward

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Show Designer’s Choice
Sponsored by Muffet and Louisa
“Rolling Fields, Salt Spring” by Sandhu (Varinder) Singh  

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Juror’s Choice Sandra Fraser
Sponsored by Red Art Gallery:

“Hot Pots” by Deborah Katz

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“No.3 Safety Matches” by Mary Lottridge 

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Best Work on Canvas or Board
Sponsored by Island Blue Art & Graphic Supply:

“Breezin'” by Marion Evamy

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Best 3-Dimensional
Sponsored by Maximus BC Health:

“Sir Hector’s Curse” by Leonard Butt

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Colin Graham Award for Innovative Work
Sponsored by Victoria Airport Authority:

“A Memory” by Krystyna Jervis 

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Juror’s Choice Don Farrell
Sponsored by Millennium Computer Systems:

“Victoria’s Chinatown” by Gary Chilibeck

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“Coy” by Leonard Butt

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Juror’s Choice David Goatley
Sponsored by Ian C. Morley Law:

“As You Will”  by Sherley Gordon Edey

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“Sun Mask” by Joseph Sylvester

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Honorable Mention:

Sandy Bligh “Tying Up Loose Ends”

Colin Bowley “Yellow Wheels”

Melanie Furtado “A Certain Knowing”

Amy Heggie “The Big Tree”

Ken Horn “But, It Matches The Sofa”

David Hunwick “Summer Itch”

Rodney Katz “Seeking Equilibrium”

Reynold Knowlton “Closed”

Claudia Lohmann “Sunken Treasure”

Diane MacDonald “Pooled Light”

Shari MacDonald “Guestroom”

Judi MacLeod “Autumn”

Sophia Morrison “Melodic Evolution”

Paul Peregal “Portrait of the Artist”

Linda Peters “Three in the Morning”

Wendy Picken “Enough Blue Sky to Make a Pair of Pants”

Melinda Seyler “Play it Again”

Ruby Simrose “Hand Built Violas”

Jennifer Wright “Downward Dog”