About the Jurors
Mary was a Professor in Fine Arts at Okanagan University College, Kelowna for 27 years, retiring in May 2000 as Professor Emeritus in Fine Arts. She is an established artist who continues to exhibit her art in galleries in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Leonhard lives and works in Falkland, BC. This senior British Columbia ceramist has made a considerable contribution to his craft. He recently had a solo exhibition of his work at the Kamloops Art Gallery.
Shawn completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in addition to a Bachelor of Art History degree at the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Alberta in 2003. He is currently a lecturer in the Department of Creative Studies at UBC Okanagan.
Comments from the Jurors
Total number of pieces submitted: 56
Number chosen: 22
Number not chosen: 34
The number one consideration in selection of works for this exhibition was whether or not the work addressed the theme. As the selection process unfolded, an interesting variety of media became a
sub-theme in the jurors' minds. Space was also a factor as the jurors placed the pieces in the available space and determined how many pieces could be incorporated to produce a visually pleasing whole.
The jurors would like to thank all the artists who participated and they were glad to have so many pieces to select the exhibition from. They all felt that this created a very strong and theme-specific result. All three jurors were impressed by the number of entries and want to commend the artists for participating. They commented that the large number of entries make this a very credible juried show which results in a very desirable entry on local artists Curriculum Vitae's