ACS VIRTUAL GALLERY | December 2023 | ACS Christmas Card Competition


Annual ACS Competition
CHRISTMAS CARD | Visual & Literary Arts

Group Competition
Various Artists

December 1-15

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION | The Arts Council of Surrey invited artists and writers to submit 2D images of their original artwork or up to 8 lines of poetry or prose for a juried competition to be featured on our annual Christmas Card.  First place for both visual and literary entries received 25 Christmas Cards with their image printed on the front of the card or their words printed on the inside, as well as their bio and headshots on the back of the card.  All works are on display in the ACS Gallery December 1 – 15 or in our Virtual Gallery at

In-Person Viewing at the ACS GALLERY
in Newton Cultural Centre
No Appointment Required | 604.594.2700

ENJOY THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION BELOW | Click on images to enlarge.
All image are subject to copyright.

LITERARY | Holiday Verse

Emmett Smith-Weston “The Perfect Christmas”

From the start of the month, the pressure is on. Racing to get the perfect gift, the perfect tree, the perfect dinner. As snow piles high, the toys get wrapped and the turkey defrosts, a realization sets in. All you need is the right company to have the perfect Christmas.

Derek Dyck “The True Peace of Snow”

On a cool Yuletide eve
In a forest of trees
The flakes flutter down
With nary a sound
And now we all know
The True Peace of Snow

Helga Parekh
“My Dog Roxy and the Magical Christmas Sky”

We walked one dark and frosty night
As the pale moon was shining big and bright
Wild geese could be heard honking from way up high
And bold Jupiter was hanging around close by
My curious dog looked up and barked in delight
Joining in this nocturnal sight
Wishing all
Peace and Love

Alay Rajpal “ Cookie”

K.. K.. Cookie, K.. K.. Cookie,
I really want to eat some cookie
P... P ... Please, P.. P.. Please,
Give me full plate of cookies
Papa don't care,
But Santa gave me one cookie.

Ken Westdorp “Christmas Wishes”

Holiday greetings
and festive celebrations
rekindle Christmas wishes.
Noel's reflections of a
seasonal collaboration.



ACS GALLERY TALK | 1223 | with exhibiting visual and literary artists of the annual ACS CHRISTMAS CARD Competition

AN ONLINE EXCLUSIVE | Be sure to watch this great interview-style video with exhibiting artists in this group exhibition entitled ACS Annual Christmas Card Competition 2023.  Gain insight into the inspiration behind their works of art submitted for the competition.

Interview conducted by - and video produced by - Wendy Mould.

For more ACS GALLERY TALK please visit  Exhibition runs December 1-15, 2023 - view virtually at or in person, without appointment, in the ACS GALLERY located in the Newton Cultural Centre [13530 72 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 2P1]