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Paint Battle Artists!

Congratulations to Amanda Romanchuck, Dejana Lukac, and Abigail Steer-Christie for being selected for the Out of the Box Dumpster Project Fundraiser Paint Battle this April 26th, at the Royal!

Amanda Romanchuk paints things that fuel her soul like mountains, animals and scenery. She’s adopted over the years more Aztec art and bold lines and bold colours. Working controversially in the ski industry and beauty industry she has worked and been exposed to many different types of canvases.

Amanda’s work

Dejana Lukac, has been an artist all throughout her life, attending Alberta College of Art and Design and the University of British Columbia for Education. Now she is settled in Fernie creating art and teaching in the Elk Valley. Originally From former Yugoslavia, her culture and family are a big part in her life, even though she immigrated to Calgary Alberta as a baby. 

After her Art degree she has had the opportunity to attend two different art residencies in New Zealand, creating surfboard art, installation, and jewellery. Working in multimedia and the exploration of different mediums and materials, her work is sold in markets and soon to be online. She does everything from silver jewellery, leatherwork, paintings, sculptures and more. Her work is generated through a combination of media and approaches and is also informed by an interest in nature and the culture and practice of graffiti art. Departing from the art-historical tradition of depicting illusionistic space in a two-dimensional manner she creates abstract forms that bear a resemblance to forms in nature and the urban environment. Her work serves as a tangible manifestation of the intuitive process of working in a hands-on manner with materials. The notion of process is significant with the work serving as a physical record of her attempts to reconstruct and replicate natural phenomenon. 

Dejana’s work

Abigail’s artwork falls under several categories including mural painting, immersive set design and projection art. Recently she has painted a collaborative mural for Shambhala festival in 2018. You can find the artwork next to the Thundercone where fellow festival goers get married in real time. You may also have seen the mural designed to become a DJ set list for Mogul Smoker 2018. A festival named Burn in The Forest gave Abigail her first grant to help exhibit ‘The Lavender Hour’, an immersive installation using projection art and silks. Her paintings behold a whimsical wonderland that take you away from daily life. Spirit animals (especially foxes), crystals, landscapes, floating islands, whales in the sky are just some of the things you can expect to find. Abigail is inspired by her extremely vivid dreams as well as the wonderment and adventures a festival can bring to you.

Abigail’s work

Banner Project 2019

Banner Project 2019 For over the past decade, Elk Valley artists have added their own air to the city’s streets, offering works of art for the 40 banners that line Highway 3 and downtown. Now, in its 15th year, we are calling out to the amazing artists that call the Elk Valley home to once… Continue Reading

CKCA Grant Program

CKCA Grant Program Deadline: March 1st, 5pm  The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance grant program is now live. If you are looking to further your work or programming in Arts and Culture, the CKCA can help you do so. Check out their website here for more details. For additional assistance in applying for grants, see this link for an online… Continue Reading

Cultural Saturdays

Cultural Saturdays offers cultural activities each week with an adult and kids program available. Adults program will a different activity each week such as dance, theatre, pottery, sewing, concerts and more. Try something new or return to an old favorite there is something for everyone. Adults program varies in each week in time and cost.… Continue Reading

Call for Tender- Custodial Services

Call for Tender to hire for Custodial Services We are looking for a responsible custodian to maintain and protect our facilities. The external and internal appearance of a building reflects on the occupants. It is important for a custodian to be careful and thorough in working, cleaning and tidying the premises, as well as preventing vandalism. The ideal… Continue Reading

2019 Gallery Exhibitions Announced

We have all of our gallery exhibitions lined up for the 2019 calendar year! Here is a comprehensive list of the shows: Liza Gareau Tosh January 3-29 Alysha Clarke January 31 – February 26 Troy Bubba Cook February 28 – March 26 Jocelyn Mudry March 28 – April 23 Donna Bilyk April 25 – May… Continue Reading

Summer Student – Events Project Assistant

The Fernie & District Arts Council is seeking a summer student to help us with our Summer events and programming! Event project Assistant Applicants must be in post secondary education studying in one of the following fields: Event planning/management Hospitality and tourism non-profit or cultural studies. Start Date 18th June, 2018 8-11 week position 30… Continue Reading

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Thank you to our Sponsors
British Columbia Arts Council The City of Fernie Columbia Basin Trust Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance BC Hydro The Fernie Fix Park Place Lodge