Touchstones Nelson to feature West Kootenay artists

Touchstones Nelson will feature 38 paintings by 12 artists of the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Elaine Afoldy's Sunflowers in a Jar

Touchstones Nelson will feature 38 paintings by 12 artists of the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists from May 13 to 18.

The work, selected by jurors Susie Cipolla, Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki, and Fran Alexander, is a collection of various mediums including oil, acrylic, and watercolour.

The 12 artists represented in the exhibit are Elaine Alfoldy, Creston; Lucy Bates, Fruitvale; Darlene Dautel, Grand Forks; Brigitte Desbois, Nelson; Sandra Donohue, Robson; Helena Edmison, Trail; Robyn Gold, Winlaw; Alison Graeme, Nelson; Stephanie Gauvin, Rossland; Sandra Irvine, Nelson; Astrid Pinkerton, Robson; and Barbara Pistak, Rossland.

Federation of Canadian Artists prizes were awarded to Elaine Alfoldy of Creston for “Sunflowers in a Jar,” (watercolour), Stephanie Gauvin of Rossland for “Sparkle,” (acrylic); and Brigitte Desbois of Nelson for “Shutty Beach Bench Early Evening,” (oil).

Awards of Excellence were given to Lucy Bates of Fruitvale for “Drinnon Pass,” (oil); Sandra Donohue of Robson for “Knock, Knock,” (watercolour); and to Astrid Pinkerton of Robson for “Rialto Fountain” (watercolour).

The Federation of Canadian Artists, founded in 1941, is a community of artists and art lovers. The federation’s head office and gallery are located in Vancouver, on Granville Island where bi-monthly juried exhibits by emerging and signature artists are featured. Its mission is to promote the passion and pleasure of the visual arts through exhibition, education and communication.

The federation, a non-profit organization has chapters throughout Canada. More information about the FCA membership, exhibits, and workshops can be found at artists.ca.

The local chapter, formed in May 2001, includes 30 members in the West and East Kootenays, and the Okanagan. Meetings are held four times a year. Their aims are to encourage artistic and professional growth through critiques, and demos at meetings, and workshops instructed by local, national and internationally known artists.

Just Posted

Update: Car located in Pend d’Oreille River, teenagers remain missing

A fundraiser has been set up at Kootenay Savings in Fruitvale to help support the family

Spring has sprung in the Kootenays

Showers and temperatures near the seasonal norm of 10 C are expected by Sunday

Two missing in Pend d’Oreille crash

A 15-year-old male and 18-year-old female both from Fruitvale are missing and presumed deceased

Judge: Nelson not liable for snowbank injury

A woman sued the city after injuring herself in 2015

Rossland students strike for climate

Grade 7s join youth around the world in calling for action

B.C. resident baffled about welcome mat theft

Security footage shows a woman and her dog taking the mat from the property on March 13

Father thanks B.C. Mountie for shooting hoops with kids, ‘changing perspectives’

‘We’re just like everyone else,’ says Surrey officer who stopped to play basketball with kids

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Trans Mountain court hearing: B.C. says it won’t reject pipelines without cause

Canada says the proposed amendments to B.C.’s Environmental Management Act must be struck down

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

B.C. father fights for his life after flu turns into paralyzing condition

Reisig has lost all motor skills with the exception of slight head, shoulder and face movements.

B.C. wildfire prevention budget bulked up as dry spring unfolds

Night vision goggles tested for early detection effort

Vernon ordered to reinstate terminated firefighters caught having sex at work

City believes arbitration board erred, exploring options

Dozens of B.C. temperature records smashed as spring brings early warmth

Squamish Airport was the hottest spot in all of Canada on Monday

Most Read