Watch the Virtual Showing of the Community Art Show!
We are proud to open our Community Art Show in a virtual launch. Watch these two virtual tours to hear interviews from the artists themselves, the Program Coordinator, and the St. Andrews Heritage Committee!
Starting February 13th, you can schedule private viewings of the art show. Please email or call to schedule.
Part I: North and East Walls
Part II: South and West Walls
After a lifelong love of art, I started focusing more on creating my own in high school. Now when I have time in between studying to attain a degree in engineering, I work mostly with acrylic and oil paint as well as with mixed media sculptures. I enjoy bringing humour and puns into my work, contrasting them with more serious techniques.
With 30 years in the beauty industry and 20 years as an educator, Lizanne Laurin is a talented hairstylist and mentor. Her hair creations have been featured in industry publications and she has been filmed for television as an expert in her field. Lizanne has a passion for hair and photography and after participating in her first “Paint Nite” six years ago, her passion for painting was ignited. She started with acrylic paints but now prefers oil and dabbles in sculpture as well as up-cycling used objects and furniture. She lives on an acreage in the St.Andrew’s area where L2 Studio is located and she continues to create Hair, Photo and Art. She is also a performing artist and teacher at La Dance in Winnipeg. She performs aerial dance on silks that hang from 20 to 30 feet in the air. “I believe that art is expressed in many ways and everyone has creativity. We just need to recognize it and then hone it. It’s the greatest way to spend our time. It’s meditative and although sometimes frustrating, it grows us and helps us express our experiences, our appreciation, our darkness, our love, and any emotion that inspires. Inspiration propels me and excites me into motion. Art to me…. there is nothing better”
Denise LeBleu -WINNER Best in Photography
“If these photographs have a mission, it is this: to stir up emotions from scenes of Canada’s High Arctic, the Canadian Prairies and of places I have travelled.”
I was born and raised in Carman, Manitoba, in 2010 I moved to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut approximately 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. In 2019 I followed my heart and returned to my prairie home. My passion started in high school when my graphic arts teacher introduced me to the world of photography. My love of nature and the outdoors are deeply embedded in my soul and for me photography has the power to bring people into the moment I experienced. My work can be found in many private collections across Canada and the United States of America, in The Gwen Fox Gallery in Selkirk, Manitoba and The Golden Prairie Arts Council & Gallery in Carman, Manitoba
Kathy George Moore
I am a new artist, within the past 4 years I have discovered painting, having never attempted it before. I have always been interested in art and photography, doing crafts including sewing and needlework, but the skill of painting was something I didn’t think was possible. In 2013 I attended a camp in Yosemite park and it was at this camp that I first attempted to paint. There were artists offering workshops and I thought I would try it. On my return home I spent time on youtube and self taught for a few years. Last winter I attended a drawing class and discovered more. A friend we met a couple of years ago is also an artist and slowly introduced me to the world of artists in the community. So this is a new adventure.
I have worked in health care as a nurse for many years, I am married with 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren. Life is very busy, but inspiration for painting is abundant and the practice of painting is very meditative. I find that wildlife and landscapes offer peace beyond the rush of life.
Irene Pohoreçka- WINNER Best in Paint
I think that I have always been an artist.
I have always drawn and painted. Through University (BA English), I always included an illustrated cover for my English essays. In Libau, as a young mother, I took an oil painting class from Gwen Fox herself. She introduced me to the subtleties of landscape oil painting. (A few years ago, I had the honour of designing the logo for the Art Gallery named after her.)
Moving to St Andrews and going to College to earn a Graphic Arts diploma, I have spent 25 years as a graphic artist, earning a living, first designing ads, then doing the entire layout and design of various Canadian and US magazines. I commuted to and from Winnipeg, never wanting to leave the freedom, community, and nature joys of the countryside.
Today, I joyfully explore various art media — acrylic, ink and more.
Patti Simko- WINNER Best Nature Representation
Being born and raised on the family farm in Manitoba’s Interlake region, Patti spent a great deal of time outdoors, which is where her creative spark was ignited and her love for nature was cultivated. Patti spent her entire career as a Litigation Legal Assistant. Now retired, she is able to devote her time to her lifelong passion of painting.
Patti has always been drawn to colour. As a child, she excitedly awaited the brand new box of pencil crayons that arrived with the start of each new school year. By the end of each year the Peacock Blue, Lemon Yellow and Emerald Green pencils were used down to the nub. As an adult, Patti is known for her floral and landscape acrylic paintings. Along with deep, rich hues, she utilizes numerous layering techniques to bring her paintings to life.
Janet Cruse Thompson
I began as a woodcarver, moved to digital design on ZBrush with my designs being cast in semi-precious metals, and am now moving to 3D animation on Blender2.90.
Lola Josipa Kecman – WINNER Overall Excellence
My name is Lola Josipa Kecman from Bosnia and Herzegovina, an artist that lives in Winnipeg. Back home I finished education to become a teacher and took two years in fine arts. I have lived in different countries, and continents so many cultures had influenced my art. During schooling I was outstanding in art and won many awards. I’ve had a few exhibitions here in different galleries in Winnipeg. At the present my painting “BRITTANIE” is in Russia at exhibit “Angels of Peace” and the painting “DISROBED” is in Croatia at the art project “100 artists against corona” I hope you’ll enjoy my art.
Clyde D. Finlay – WINNER Best Use of Colour
Through my experience in life, I have found being a visual artist a blessing and an opportunity to leave my mark on the world today through the art I create. I’m able to express and transform on canvas my vision, emotions, spirituality and life experiences establishing possibilities from past history to present.
I convey scale on canvas which brings me freedom of spirit, a lyrical expression in different styles, architectural design and intimate imagination. With spontaneous splashes of glorious colours I express form, movement, composition and details which are established through the motion of my art brushes upon the canvas.
In my early days, my artistic journey and medium preference was the use in oils on larger canvas. Today I use acrylics, watercolours, multimedia, coloured pastels which empowers me to create landscapes, portraits, figures and many other forms on art.
My name is April Stampe and I’m a Winnipeg based amateur nature photographer and Registered Nurse. I spent my time growing up half in the city and half at our cottage. The natural beauty of the cottage area fed my passion for photography. I’d describe myself as an opportunist who loves to showcase the beauty of nature.
I weave and sculpt with human hair, based on the historic craft of Victorian hair-work, which exploded in popularity during the 1800s but has its roots much earlier. The weaving technique I use is historic, but I bring my own modern perspective to this traditional art form. I create custom pieces for clients to memorialize loved ones and celebrate special memories.
I love working with a material as culturally charged as human hair, which holds a uniquely polarizing and conflicting influence. It evokes strong reactions and invites us to engage with concepts of gender, power, control/chaos, and more. Hair also has the power to immortalize our bodies through art, connecting us to the past lives of real people.
Facebook: Corporeal Curios Victorian Hairwork
Visual Art is Eye Candy. Unusual images get my attention. The more unusual the image, the sweeter it is!
The art I have been drawn towards since retiring last year and being able to pursue that artistic pull has been varied. I initially began painting with acrylics, which led to the three pieces that I have submitted. I free hand my work, which has included acrylic paintings on windows, canvass, wood and rock. I also started refurbishing furniture, bringing new life and ideas to old pieces. Crafting is also an interest. I am so appreciative of the opportunity to show the beginning stages of my work, and plan on pursuing this dream and continuing to learn.
Morgan Steeves – WINNER Best in 3D and Nontraditional Media
Facebook: ~RainbowEarth~Creations by Christie Dawn
As a child I always enjoyed the creative process. During my adult life work and responsibilities took precedence and it was not until I was injured and had to go through a difficult total knee replacement had I again undertaken painting. I lost my employment due to my injury in the healthcare field at the age of 50 and painting provided me with solace and comfort of dealing with the pain post operatively, a creative outlet and I was able to subsidize some income through art. Currently, I have been painting for 9 years. I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet with gifted artists in the Province. There is an incredible amount of talent in many forms, glass, pottery, watercolour, acrylic, and oil. I enjoy the process of turning a blank canvas into something with colour, interest, and that can beautify one’s surrounding. I am inspired by nature and landscape and the beauty that we often take for granted due to our busy lives. I hope everyone supports local during this pandemic.
Submissions from our previous Art Show 2018