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Paint Workshop
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 competition classes 

Watercolor Paints
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Teenage Class

Open to any artist, age 13 to 19 years old. Entries in this class can be of any subject, in any medium.

Novice Class

Open to any artist, 19 years or older who has been painting for two years or less. Entries in this class can be of any subject, in any medium.

Hobby Artist Class

Open to any artist, 19 years or older who does not sell or show their work in galleries, juried or professional art festivals or shows, does not teach art professionally and is not considered a commercial artist. Entries in this class can be of any subject, in any medium.

Open Class

Open to any artist, who may have had showings of their work in galleries, art festivals and shows, (excluding the current Buckhorn Fine Art Festival) or who may teach art. Open class includes four categories: 1. Acrylic, 2. Oil, 3. Pastel/Charcoal, Pen & Ink Pencil, 4. Watercolour.

 art competition 

All entries for the Art Competition are displayed through the duration of Festival weekend for your appreciation and enjoyment, while some are available for your purchase. We invite and receive entries from teenage artists (age 13-19), from individuals developing their art skills and in a new medium (2 years or less), from individuals who identify themselves as hobby or professional. The competition is committed to:

  • encouraging the development of creativity in Visual Arts;

  • the recognition and support of artistic talent;

  • providing opportunity for learning from being judged professionally;

  • showcasing individual creative style, design and techniques.

 competition classes 

Teenage Class

2nd & 3rd place winners receive Rosette ribbon, 1st place winner receives Rosette ribbon and prize.

Novice Class

2nd & 3rd place winners receive Rosette ribbon, 1st place winner receives Rosette ribbon and prize.

Open and Hobby Classes

Rosette ribbons awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners in each category.

Best of Show Award

Rosette ribbon and prize will be awarded to one of the 1st place winners in Open and Hobby categories.

Future Promise Award

Ribbon to be awarded, selected from winners in Teenage and Novice categories.

People’s Choice Award

Selected from all categories by Festival attendees. Winner receives Rosette ribbon and prize.

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 judging +winners 

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JUDGING

The Judging Panel will include representatives from the arts and education fields and will be chaired by the Buckhorn Art Competition Committee. Entries are evaluated against a set of criteria that has been established for the class in which they are entered. Judging will be done in private prior to the opening of the Festival.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

Winners will be notified by telephone. Winners agree that their names will be printed in a Buckhorn Community Centre (BCC) newsletter prior to the Art Festival and on the website.

 2023 winners 

Michael Dumas presenting......

Teenage Category

1st Place

Artimus Lishman

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Hobby Category

1st Shannon Daciuk

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Open Watercolour & Ink

1st Elly Wilson

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Open Paint

1st Mark Hinan (Oil)

Open Dry Medium

1st Jesse Strong

Teenage Category

2nd Place

Dawn Liu

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Hobby Category

2nd  
Gloria Windover

Teenage Category

3rd Place

Elizabeth Coulter

Hobby Category

3rd  
Jane MacClean

Open Watercolour & Ink

2nd & 3rd Mark Bailey  

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Open Paint

2nd Elly Wilson (Acrylic)

Open Dry Medium

2nd Cauleen Viscoff

Open Paint

3rd Randy Woods (Oil)

Open Dry Medium

3rd Jane Cassidy

Novice

1st Buppy Watling
 

Novice

2nd Buppy Watling

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Novice

3rd Debbie Karpanko

Open Digital & Photo

1st Jane MacClean

Open Digital & Photo

2nd & 3rd Valerie Lefley

Open 3-Dimensional Works

1st Mark Hinan

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Open 3-Dimensional Works

2nd & 3rd Chris Lefley

 

Youth Category

Karlene Smith

Best in Show

Jessie Strong

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Future Promise

Artimus Lishman

Peoples Choice

Mark Hinan

Fine Art Award

Lilah Hotrum

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