The Langley Arts Council hosts it’s opening reception to announce the winners of this year’s BC-wide prize-winning exhibition ArtSpacific

Aldergrove, October 7th 2023

The Langley Arts Council marked its fifth consecutive year of hosting artSpacific the LAC’s annual prize-winning exhibition. This year's exhibition received over 55 applications from artists throughout BC. 40 works were selected to be showcased in this year's exhibition.

The opening reception of ArtSpacific was held at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre on Saturday, October 7th in the Main Hall Gallery. It was a vibrant gathering of artists, this year’s jurors, art collectors, art enthusiasts, and residents from across the Fraser Valley. The event featured live music by musician Bryan Phenix, and free refreshments, to be enjoyed by all. This year’s jury panel consisted of Rosemary Wallace, Kristin Krimmel, and Chris Friesen who were in attendance to view, and collaborate in the decision of selecting this year’s winners and honorable mentions.

The highlight of the afternoon was the announcement of this year's winner, presented by Suzanne Erickson, the Secretary of Langley Arts Council Board of Directors.

Winners of the ArtSpacific Exhibition were;

1st Place:" Look Up, Way Up" by Leah Terpsma (Delta)

2nd Place: "Descent" by Paul Eccles (Abbotsford)

3rd Place: "Ribbon Lake" by Karen Sheehan (North Vancouver)

Two Honorable Mentions:

"Evening Wave Watching at French Beach" by Kate Major (Aldergrove)

"She lives in the dark, forgotten places" by Jennifer Shepit (Abbotsford).

The event also featured the presentation of the "People's Choice Award," which allowed attendees to vote for their favorite works. People’s choice winner was "Fly Fishing" by John Terpsma (Langley).

“ArtSpacific and the Langley Arts Council appreciate everyone who participated and attended the reception, again making this exhibition and reception a day to remember for all of those in attendance. We again thank this year’s sponsors, Able Auction and Save on Food, for their contributions as without them, this event would not be possible’ states Gallery Coordinator Florance Wang.

The Langley Arts Council thanks all that attending the event and encourage them to join our mailing list for information about next year’s artSpacific exhibition, and how to apply to our Art in Found Spaces Program. 

For more information about the program visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/about/art-in-found-spaces-program