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The Fall Art Show and Sale winners in each category were announced during the evening’s awards presentation on Saturday October 3, Stellar quartet Jazz Out West entertained with soothing and sensuous tunes while the audience awaited results from the  public balloting.

Budding Artists (12 and under)

  1. Mataya Leinor: “Solitude”
  2. Nakisa Sanai: “Puppy Love”
  3. Morgan Munday: “Monster Painting”

Emerging Artists (13 – 18 years)

  1. Kendra Leinor: “Uclulet Fishing Boat” SOLD
  2. Sadie Bleiken: “Ragnarok”
  3. Morgan Bohn: “Dragon’s Mist”

Acrylic Paintings

  1. Dawn MacRae: “Round Pen Roundabout”
  2. Leann Parrent: “Way Beyond”
  3. Cameron Ogilvie: “A Royal Portrait”


  1. Brandt Leinor: “Japanese Arts and Crafts Sofa Table”
  2. Joyce Bunge: “Crow Harassment”
  3. Pamela Klassen: “Beaded Collar #1”

Fibre Arts:

  1. Kim Wanner: “Spirit Island”
  2. Marianne Parsons: “Poppy, Dill, and Allium”
  3. Klaudia Deschenes: “Speculation on Autumn”

Oil Paintings

  1. Rose Ripley: “Zebra”
  2. Michael Jorden: “Portrait of Eliot Barnes”
  3. Colleen Polychroniou: “Friends”


  1. Paul Eby: “It’s Not Easy Being Green”
  2. Val Friesen: “Tiznit, Morocco” SOLD
  3. Jack Bennest: “Testalinda Turmoil”

Watercolour Paintings

  1. Luba Chpak” “Love Woods”
  2. Sally Franks: “Awesome Okanagan”
  3. Anthea McLean: “ Summer Run”

Other Media:

  1. Marion Trimble: “Sailor Take Warning” SOLD
  2. Tara Hovanes: “Burning Coal (Steam Punk)”
  3. Agnes Sutherland: “Bruce’s Bouquet”


Kim Wanner: “Spirit Island” (Fibre Arts Category)

Congratulations to winners and all entrants! The Oliver Community Arts Council was especially pleased to have so many new entrants, and artists entering in new categories. Kudos as well to the FASS committee for a beautiful and well- executed show. The show and sale continued on Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Oliver Community Centre, through the Festival of the Grape admission ticket. The winner of the stocked wine fridge door prize was announced at the conclusion of Sunday’s festivities: Matt Keizers

In addition to the artwork above, three other works were sold during the two-day event. Thank you to art-lovers for supporting your local artists and arts council with your decision to beautify your life with art!