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Local creators honoured at northern regional juried arts show

Artists from in and around Flin Flon were honoured for their work at last week’s Northern Juried Art Show in The Pas.
Paints and paintbrush.

Artists from in and around Flin Flon were honoured for their work at last week’s Northern Juried Art Show in The Pas.

Several artists, including painters, pencil sketchers, photographers, fibre and textile specialists and others, showcased their wares at the show, held at the University College of the North campus gym March 21-13. Local painters in particular had notable achievements, with three Flin Flon-area artists recognized in the oil painting category and four honoured in the acrylic painting category, including Flin Flon’s sole first place and a sweep of the podium by judges’ scores.

In the acrylic painting category, Karen Clark took first prize with her piece “Meditation Series”, along with other Flin Flon artists, each of whom works out of the NorVA Centre and Gallery on Green Street. Monique Rainville finished second in the category with “Pam’s House”, while Megan Dupas’ “Where Our Hearts Lie” was third. Rosimeire Anjos’ “The True North 2” was also recognized as an honourable mention.

In the oil painting category, Matthew Enns placed third with his piece “PA 202301”, while both Dupas and Laura Bryson were listed as honourable mentions. The watercolour paint category saw Cranberry Portage’s Ann Marin finish second for “Closure”, while Lois Fisher came third for “The Good Old Hockey Game” and Enns got an honourable mention for “North York Trees”.

Noelle Drimmie earned second place in the digital art and photography category for “Grief Tangle”, while Linda Sonnenberg Jackson and her piece “Fun-gi” earned an honourable mention in the category. Anjos and “The True North” came second in the drawing category, while Enns’ “Grandma E” was an honourable mention. Snow Lake’s Lars Stoltz and his piece “World Turtle” came third in one of two 3D art categories - Tami Martin’s “Mistik Creek Ridge” was an honourable mention in the same category. Sonnenberg Jackson was also an honourable mention in the fibre art category with her piece “Stumped”.

The show’s annual Best in Show award went to Wanless’ Shauna Ponask and her piece “Little Bear’s Medicine”. Ponask’s piece will be entered in a northern and regional gallery showing in Winnipeg later this year.

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