Arts Fest 2012 arrives in Burns Lake

The Arts Fest 2012 exhibition has arrived at Process 4 circle arts Gallery in Burns Lake and features the work of three local artists.

Th work of three local artists has been chosen to travel in the ‘Arts Fest 2012 exhibition.’ The exhibition is on display this month at Process 4 circle arts Gallery and is free to view.

Th work of three local artists has been chosen to travel in the ‘Arts Fest 2012 exhibition.’ The exhibition is on display this month at Process 4 circle arts Gallery and is free to view.

The Arts Fest 2012 exhibition has arrived at Process 4 circle arts Gallery in Burns Lake and features the work of three local artists.

Of the 10 works of art chosen to travel in the exhibition this year, three of them are by Burns Lake residents.

Thomas Johnson’s painting the ‘Viking Horse’, Lynne Martin’s graphite sketch entitled ‘Lori’, and Tom Dean’s ‘Iscariot’.

The annual juried travelling art exhi-bi-tion features the work of emerging artists and is coor-di-nated by the Cen-tral Inte-rior Regional Arts Council (CIRAC).

This year Vanderhoof hosted the show, which was juried by professional artists, Annerose Georgeson and Sandra Nahornoff.

From there the pieces chosen for the exhibition will travel to communities across the North, stopping for a month in each community.

Wayne Brown from Process 4 circle arts Gallery said the exhibition is in Burns Lake for the month of June and is free to view. Most of the art is also up for sale.

He said that if someone does purchase one of the works of art, they won’t be able to take it home for about a year until the exhibition has finished.

“This is great for the artists as it gives emerging artists the opportunity for exposure and to have professional artists jury their works and tell them ways of improving,” Brown said.

Any visual art piece can be entered, however only the 10 best pieces are selected to travel.

Local artists Ronnie Berndorff, Liz-Anna Waugh, Diana Brown and Ed Martins also entered works of art to be juried.

Brown said arts councils help to fund the travelling exhibition by paying shipping fees to the next community.

“The Lakes District Arts Council is paying the shipping to Bella Coola, who will be hosting the exhibition for the month of July,” Brown said.

“Each arts council tries to help each other out, the biggest problems, as with anything, is funding,” he said.

Brown said people can stop in at the store this month to view the exhibition. “It’s totally free and there are no obligations to purchase anything.”