People’s Choice winner Richard Shaw with Remnant

LAC’s Fine Art Show opens to huge crowd at Waterfront Gallery

Art lovers from Ladysmith and surrounding communities packed the Waterfront Gallery Saturday, Feb. 6,

Art lovers from Ladysmith and surrounding communities packed the Waterfront Gallery Saturday, Feb. 6, for the opening of the 2016 Ladysmith Fine Art Show.

From 7 to 9 p.m. they wondered, contemplated and puzzled over a collection of work submitted by 115 artists, listed in the show’s program. And many will return over the next three weeks to take in a show that runs until Feb. 28, daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jurors John Marston, Ellen McCluskey, Grant Leier and Nixie Barton undertook the formidable task of choosing from amongst the hundreds of entries for the bi-annual show, which came from all over Vancouver Island.

“A huge thank you to all the artists who brought in extraordinary art in all mediums,” says a message from the Ladysmith Arts Council. “You challenge us with the variety and quality of your work. It delights us that the imagination continues to fuel the art experience.”

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Best in Show went to Ellen Statz, for her sculpture Quiet Movement; People’s Choice to Richard Shaw, for his sculpture Remnant.

Three Dimensional winners were: Heather Martin-McNabb, Caution to the Wind; Richard Shaw, Remnant; Brian Faubert, Buh-ombs away.

Photo/Digital: John Moore, Lantzville Beach Broach; Brandy Melville, Calming Waters; Jana Zachariou, Oneness with Nature.

Two Dimensional: Leslie Gregory Morgan, Three Moons over the Cashah; Carmon Mongeau, Still Motion; Peter Loebel, Untitled.