Homegrown artists recognized

More than $1,000 in prize money handed out to winners of Family Ties Art Contest

Marilyn Fraser's 'I don't want to'- Grandchildren

Family and friends came out to support their favourite homegrown artists in Mission on Oct. 28 as the Mission Arts Council and Prospera Credit Union handed out awards at a reception for the Mission Family Ties Art Contest.

Awards were handed out in three categories with a total of $1,050 in prize money presented to the winners.

The winners included:

Adult

Best in Show: Lynne Taylor- Fahnestalk – Millie

Honourable Mention: Marilyn Fraser – “I don’t want to”-Grandchildren

Honourable Mention: Gladys Wolfe – Spirit of Mission

Youth

Best in Show: Abby Seeley – Part of the Family

Honourable Mention: Christi-Noelle Lee Wah – Forever Family

Honourable Mention: Mary-Rose Lee Wah – Pulling Together n Sync

Child

Best in Show: Astrid Richards – The Wolf Family

Honourable Mention: Holly Seeley – Memories

Honourable Mention: Annika Richards – Under Our Umbrella

“This is the fourth year we’ve held the art contest in partnership with the Mission Arts Council and it’s our way of celebrating something that brings people together and building prosperity within the community,” said Sundeep Sandhu, senior vice-president of marketing and communications of Prospera Credit Union. “I want to congratulate and thank all of the artists who shared their work and provided a glimpse of what family ties mean to them. I also want to thank the Mission Art Council for everything they do to showcase local artists of all ages and make the arts accessible to everyone in the community.”

A showing of all of the artwork from the contest is currently running at the Rock Family Gallery home of the Mission Arts Council until No. 12. All of the pieces in the show are also for sale. Admission to the gallery is free and hours are Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.