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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

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

Vacancy: Assistant Administrator

The Fernie & District Arts Council is seeking an energetic assistant to the Administrator. This year-round part-time position averages 20 hours per week. While mainly between regular work hours from Monday to Friday, flexibility is required to accommodate arts programming. The primary focus of this role is in administration but ideally, this person should also have an interest in… Continue Reading

Sugar Plum Festival 2017

Sugar Plum Festival 2017

December is coming and we have a whole month of events to nurture your festive spirit! Gallery Opening: A Holiday Wreath Show 7pm November 30th Sugar Coated Presented by Heart and Soul Dance and Theatre Collective 6.30pm December 2nd & 3pm December 3rd Tutu and Tails, a Sugar Plum inspired workshop with dancing, crafts and magic with the Sugar Coated cast age… 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