The Pacific Rim Arts Society would like to say a big Thank You to everyone who assisted once again in the very successful Annual Spring Art Show hosted for the fourth consecutive year at the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet. We had 109 pieces of art submitted from local artists, 15 of which are now the property of art lovers. Close to three thousand visitors came the amazing array of works ranging from acrylic, photography, burned wood fungus, wood carvings, jewellery and woodworking. Those who came to the show were in awe of the quality of art work and would definitely make a point of visiting us again next year. The event was successful thanks to our curator Marla Thirsk, our sponsors: Black Rock Oceanfront Resort with special thanks to Adele Larkins, BC Gaming, Districts of Tofino & Ucluelet, the Whale Festival, the Westerly News and the Mark Penney Gallery and the Crow’s Nest. We also would like to thank the local businesses who continue to donate prizes for the raffle fundraiser and here are this year’s winners and prizes:
Bilgit Isaacs, Port Alberni - Archipelago Cruises (Trip for 2); Tina Mannen, Nanaimo - Black Rock Resort (2 Night Stay); Dave Taylor, Ucluelet - Chocolate Tofino (Chocolate Bear); Jim Martin, Ucluelet - Kelly Carter (Whale Carving); Darcy Belshe, Ucluelet - Mark Hobson (Tuffted Puffins Giclee); Susan Hymen, Vancouver - Marla Thirsk (Beach Ladies Print); Josie Fletcher, Hornby Island - Pacific Sands (2 Night Stay), - Nicole Bresser, Victoria - Rubio (Crystal Vase); Ocean Shine, Tofino - Sandra Johnman (Seagull Print).
The top three People’s Choices were work of arts by Cindy Mawl, Andre Serin and Pete Ashbee.
We would not be able to pull off this amazing event without the help of our wonderful volunteers who worked hard to set up and tear down the show itself. Douglas, Adley, Charlie, Helen, Leif, Pete, Kelly and Marla and we couldn’t have done it without you!