Artbeat – Arts & Culture from the Edge – Feb 26, 2021
‘There’s Cooper’ by Robin LeDrew is one of the paintings Robin is selling via silent auction on the MAC’s Facebook page to support the Monashee Community Coop.

You shoot photos, don’t you?

Digital cameras and I Phones have opened up the whole world to amateur as well as professional photographers. Such a beautiful and magical world! The Monashee Arts Council is sponsoring a photo competition and show for the month of April 2021. Anyone from Lumby, Cherryville, Lavington and Whitevale can enter. There are three age categories: 6 to 14 years, 15-24 years, and adult. Entries will be juried by local photographers Bruce Borrowman, Dale Eurich, and Mikayla Appleby. As well as prizes for each category, there will be a prize for People’s Choice determined by visitors to the Village Gallery which is hosting the show.

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Monashee Arts Council and the Regional District of the North Okanagan the Village Gallery has been able to continue its tradition of solo and group shows that feature community artists and crafters. As well, thanks to support from the Arts Council of BC, MAC has been given resources to sustain community education and mentorship. During the show in April, local photographer Colleen Fielding will be available to discuss how she makes commercial products using her original photography. The jurors will be able to critique the entries if requested.

Applications for entry will be available starting Monday, March 1, 2021 with a deadline of Saturday, March 27 at 3:00 pm. Each entrant is allowed up to 3 photos with a $2 fee for each entry. The requisite size is 8” x 10”; borderless prints are preferred. For display purposes, photographs must be backed by foam board or cardboard. Self-adhesive backings can be purchased for $4 each at the Village Gallery (1975 Vernon St Lumby – Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm).

Check out our virtual tours on the Monashee Arts Council Facebook page, the Village Gallery Facebook page and our website at  

“See Here Now” 

There’s still time to catch this amazing collection of art created by local artist Robin Ledrew in her show ‘See Here Now’ 

The show combines some of Ledrew’s recent acrylic paintings (2020) with a selection of her work from the past fifty years.

 Acrylic, watercolour, digital art, pencil and oil are all represented. Of interest to any collectors of her work, there will be pieces for sale that have not been offered before.

‘See Here Now’ has been extended to March 30th at the Village Gallery @ 1975 Vernon street (hwy 6) open Monday – Saturday 10am-3pm

Also be sure to check out Facebook for an original acrylic painting ‘There’s Cooper’ being auctioned in support of the Monashee Community Coop!

Local Arts and Culture Grants 2021

It’s that time again!  Even with the continuation of Covid-19 we are pleased to be putting out the call for applications for the MAC Local Arts and Culture grants. Application forms and guidelines will be avaliable  at the office and via email. We encourage applicants to think of how events can be made to follow the current health regulations. Deadline:  April 9th/2021.

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