NT Arts Council members win awards

Members of the North Thompson Arts Council brought home awards from the 9th Annual Fine Art Show

A painting by Norma Stewart that took second place  in the People’s Choice award at the FCA Fine Art Show.

A painting by Norma Stewart that took second place in the People’s Choice award at the FCA Fine Art Show.

Members of the North Thompson Arts Council brought home awards from the 9th Annual Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the Federation of the Canadian Artists Fine Art Show held in September.  Two of those members are Norma Stewart and Deborah Swain.

Area resident Deborah Swain says, “I was so surprised to be an award winner at the show!  I have been experimenting with some new techniques and, as with many of my stronger paintings, it almost “painted” itself.  I entered the piece and was just so thrilled to find out it had been accepted into the juried show, let alone to have won an award!  I am humbled and honoured to have been selected by the jurors who, themselves, are amazing artists.”

Barriere’s Norma Stewart said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the Federation of Canadian Artists who gave so freely of their time and expertise to produce such a high quality show.  I’ve been a member in “active” status for several years, and have enjoyed their mentor-ship and much honoured status.  To be honoured with two ‘jury’ choice awards and take second place in the People’s Choice sure helps to keep the paint brush busy.  Thank you all.”