For the second year Painters Lodge open their doors to host the spectacular Winter Wonderland Art Show. Presented by A World About Art, this event has been gaining momentum since its conception in 2017. Based on the previous Painters at Painters the show has moved to new heights exhibiting international art works as well as national and local art and artisans.
The excitement is building up around special guest artist, Ibrahim Gailani from Muscat Oman who arrives in Campbell River November 22nd. Gailani a self-taught contemporary artist of Iraqi & Pakistani decent exhibits and demonstrates globally with a certain controversial style, he is dubbed as the “debating artist”.
His Art Retreats have hit the world by storm giving art expression a whole new meaning. Art pieces that lend the voice of art to causes of child abuse, anti-bullying, and human trafficking. In 2017 his painting “the Refugee” won the jury award at the 3rd Annual “Show Your World Art Competition” showcased at Gallery MC, New Your City. Gailani an international award winning artist will be doing presentations at Painters Lodge through out the weekend. You can meet him on the Friday night at the lodge during the Art shows meet and greet event.
Over forty artists and artisans will be on display with some big names for International and national exhibit award winners. Surprise pieces from Terry Isaac a native carving artist, Ron Parker, and Rod Frederick Canadian National Artists, along with another surprise release that will not be made public until November 23rd at the Show. BC best exhibitors such as Dan Telosky, known as the artist of the sea, Daniel Clline, prize sculptor, Nathan Scott, sculptor, Christopher Scott with glass illusions, Monica Gewerz, Karen Lancey with Metal work, Joanne Moran, Janet
McDonald, Sharon Lennox, Debbie Salmon CAFA winner, Ginette Presily and Gary Whitley to name a few.
The Winter Wonderland Art Show will open at noon on November 23rd in the Granny Painters room. Councillor Ron Kerr as acting Mayor will welcome international artist Ibrahim Gailani
and other national and island artists at 7pm. Painters Lodge will be serving complementary champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Saturday the show re-opens at 10am to 5pm and then again on Sunday from 10am to 3pm.
A ‘Peoples Choice” award will be claimed by the best artist in show at noon on the Sunday.