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“Banner Project 2018
For over the past decade, Elk Valley artists have added their own air to Fernie’s streets offering works of art for the 39 banners that line Highway 3 and downtown. Now, in its 14th year, we are calling out to the artists that call the Elk Valley home to once again to contribute to Fernie’s annual Banner Project. We are thrilled to again highlight various artistic mediums from artists of all ages!
What are the adjudicators looking for? Bold colours, striking imagery that stands out from a distance, variation in themes and artistic disciplines and it has to be eyecatching to the street-level observer. What kind of mediums will be accepted? Submissions of paintings, quilts, stained glass, sculpture, pottery and photography are welcome.”
For more information, check out The Arts Station’s website.
Submissions are due Tuesday, April 3rd at 2pm, so, you have time to get organized!
The orange banners have more impact than the dark grey of 2014.
I’ve also heard there are some new bike racks downtown. I’m hoping for a fresh and lively downtown Fernie this summer. I’m sure the bike racks were very expensive but it only encourages people to get away from their cars and that’s not a bad thing.
Last night Fernie showcased some of it’s finest at two separate events – Fernie Banner Project Launch and Read Local BC at Fernie Heritage Library.
The Banner Project is an opportunity for local artists to show off their work downtown Fernie and, eventually, along Highway 3. The artists (jewelery makers, painters, glass blowers, potters etc) are so different, both in age and styles, and I’m always so thrilled to be part of it.
Stories From The Summit – I was a bit late and had to deck out early but I was glad I stopped by the library to check out the discussion and readings from two local authors : Angie Abdou and Gordon Sombrowski. They were talking about writing in Fernie and how it has impacted their work. We also got a little glimpse into their works in progress, which was my favorite part.
A great evening with so many people putting their work out there, which is a very brave thing to do.
My banner submission was accepted so I’ll be there. Will you? You can buy my banner for $100 and have it in your hands in about 2 years. Enticing, isn’t it? Either way, you should come out and eat some yummy food and see what the local artists have been creating. Let’s drink a glass of wine together.