Submissions for the 2018 Banner Project and the 2017 Young Artist Awards are on display at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre (corner or Trail & Medusa) until Dec. 16.
Ten elementary schools are participating in this year’s Banner Project: Cedar Grove, Davis Bay/The Nest, The Spider Program, Gibsons, Kinikinnick, Langdale, L’Ecole du Pacifique, Madeira Park, Roberts Creek, & West Sechelt Elementary Schools.
Just under 400 entries were received and of these 20 have been selected to be made into the full-size banners. These full-size banners will be painted by a combination of some of the banner participants, their parents and local volunteer artists under the watchful eyes of painting coordinators Devon Blean and Christel Evers. Expect to see the final banners decorating Sechelt’s Civic Square some time in February of 2018 where they will remain till November of the same year. The SC Arts Council wants to thank the continued support of the District of Sechelt for their care in the hanging of the banners each year.
Sechelt Mayor Bruce Milne and banner sponsor Clayton’s Heritage Market will be on hand at the banner award ceremony on Sat. Dec. 16 at 12:30pm at the Arts Centre.
The Young Artist Awards It is an opportunity for young people aged 5 – 18 years of age to submit for exhibition work they’ve created outside of school. This year 40 young artists submitted a total of 94 works of art. The Judge’s Choice Award this year goes to Bela Ord for his work, “Fungus”, while Isabel Diebel received honorable mention for her three portraits. This year’s Young Artist Awards reception will be held Dec. 16 at 2:30pm at the arts centre.