ArtSplash! Sales Increase by 95%!
The Pacific Rim Arts Society is very pleased to announce a considerable art sales increase at this year’s ArtSplash! Art Show. Thank you to everyone who supported this very successful annual event hosted for the fifth consecutive year at the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet. Sixty-two artists submitted artwork and over 3000 visitors came and enjoyed the amazing array of works with medium ranging from acrylic, photography, burned wood fungus, wood carvings, jewellery, ceramics, sand blasting and woodworking. Those who came to the show were in awe of the quality of the artwork and would definitely make a point of visiting us again next year.
A special thank you to Adele Larkin, manager at the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, for her continuous support, and to our funders and sponsors; The BC Gaming Commission, The Districts of Tofino & Ucluelet, The Pacific Rim Whale Festival, The Westerly News, Mark Penney Gallery, Windsor Plywood, Tofino Times and The Crow’s Nest. We would also like to thank our local Glee kids, their amazing teacher Courtney Johnson, with John DeVries on sound, for entertaining us at the Art Show opening reception.
Much gratitude to all artists who donated art work for the raffle prizes, Mark Hobson, Marla Thirsk, Jeff King, Kelly Carter, Sandra Johnman, Doug Ludwig and to the businesses who continue to donate to this fundraiser, Archipelago Cruises, Black Rock Resort, Chocolate Tofino and Rubio. This year’s prize winners: Carmen Soumang, Valerie Cairns, Kerrie Charnley, Carolynn Corlazzoli, Brian Egan, Kelly Carter, Haley Clarkson, Judy Bostrom and Mayco Noel.
The People's Choice Selection, which will be the proposed image for the 2015 ArtSplash! poster, goes to Giovi Corlazzoli for his painting “Passing by” . Congratulations Giovi!
ArtSplash! 2015 was a fantastic success thanks to the many participating artists, volunteers, PRAS members and Board of Directors. As the coordinator for this event, I am very grateful for the volunteers who help in so many ways, we couldn’t have done it without you!
2015 ArtSplash! Coordinator for the
PACIFIC RIM ARTS SOCIETY