Banner Project celebrates 10 years

The launch of the tenth annual Banner Project has arrived and it’s all happening Thursday night at The Arts Station.

Spring has sprung and the banners are hung! The launch of the tenth annual Banner Project has arrived and it’s all happeningThursday night at The Arts Station.

From painting, quilting, photography, pottery and glass, local artists entered dozens of different pieces into this year’s contest. It was a tough decision for the team of adjudicators, but they have managed to narrow it down to 34 works of art.

The completed banners will be displayed at The Arts Station tonight starting at 7 p.m., before being hung along Victoria Avenue in downtown Fernie. Anyone can choose to sponsor a banner for $100. After being on display for one year on Victoria Avenue, the banners will spend another year lining the highway, before becoming the permanent property of their sponsors. Although the Banner Project is possible thanks to the City of Fernie and the Fernie Arts Council, sponsorship from the community is what makes it sustainable.

The Banner Project highlights the diversity in the Elk Valley’s many artists. Come out to The Arts Station tonight to celebrate the big reveal, and don’t forget to act quickly if you spot a banner you would like to sponsor.

Here are the chosen artists that made the cut for 2013:

Florence Baturin – Blooming

Summer Breeze – Ode to Ullr

Pamm Ciupa – Earnng the Turns

Alicia Clark – A Top A Totem

Marla DeBoon – Wisdom Keeper

Graham Fowler – Red Splash

Alison Gagne – Blue Mountain Morning

Dryden Gris – Birches

Tara Higgins – Give Me Shelter

Kerri Holmes – Vessel

Lisa Holst – Lost Yet

Justin Hula – Moon Glow

Slavka Kolesar – Jack Rabbit

Marie Claude Lemire – Blush

Linda Livsey – Red Onion

Melanie Macvoy – Mountain Snag

Patrick Markle – South Country

Helen McAllister – What Lies Between

Mary Menduk – Loon Lake Waterhole

Donna Miller – Canadian Prairie

Pat Moore – Sunny Day Feelings

Angela Morgan – A Heroine of His Liking

Laura Nelson – Prelude to Power

Dave O’Haire – Northern Flicker Eh!

Clyde Platt – Swimming in Her Dreams

MaKenzy Pratt – Trees in Winter

Stephanie Rogers – Four Season Pines

Katherine Russell – Lamp Posts

Brina Schenk – Koi City

Donna Sheppard – Fallen Trees

Karen Sims – Reflecting the Connection

Heidi Stevens – Friendly Snowman

Leanne Stothert – Running to the Water

Ilona Webster – Summer Magic