PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

MARCH…
Mother Nature Is Waking Up!

MARCH 2018

Mother Nature is waking up in March: she is pushing up tulips and urging out leaf buds. In contrast, the Arts Council of Surrey is wide awake and moving ahead.

March 1 is the deadline for ‘Just Chair’s visual arts competition. Is your application in? The selected pieces and award winners will be on display in ACS Gallery for the month of April.

In the Gallery for March are two artists with two different and complimentary styles: Jim Hatch, photographer and Sandi Dimond, painter. Their show “Dual Display” runs from March 2 – 30, with opening reception on March 10, 1-3pm in ACS Gallery at Newton Cultural Centre.

Here are a few visual arts reminders. Get started early on your entry for ARTS 2018 Visual Art Competition; the best of works of talented artists will be on display at Surrey Art Gallery in July and August – Deadline for entry is May 16 at 3pm. Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society “Paint the Train” competition date for call for artist deadline is May 15, submission deadline August 1st. We are working with Vinoscenti Vineyards. Keep watching … the information is coming.

Check out all the arts news featured in this issue of Spotlight on the Arts Magazine: see what Associate Arts Councils are undertaking and the Surrey Art Gallery Association, as well as Heritage Surrey and Surrey Libraries, most of all check out what ACS members and groups are doing.

Awaken with the spring and let’s all promote the Arts in 2018!



CAROL GIRARDI
ACS President