Friday, June 24, 2011

Smith Foundation Annual Luncheon

Artist Gordon Smith and CBC anchor and event MC Gloria Macarenko have a chat.

Photograph by: Cindy Goodman, North Shore News

Representatives of the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists hosted their annual luncheon at Capilano Golf and Country Club June 5.  Art lovers, artists and educators gathered to raise funds for the Artists For Kids Trust.  During the luncheon, a 2012 Fiat 500 was auctioned off, as were paintings, sculptures and other fine art pieces.

Selected works from the Gordon and Marion Smith Collection are currently on display at the West Vancouver Museum (until August 27th).  Examples of artists featured include Robert Bateman, Fred Herzog, Jeff Wall, Bill Reid, Jack Shadbolt and Mike Wakefield.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Spring Session After School Art & Enrichment Events

Monday and Tuesday evenings we enjoyed well attended celebrations for this years enrichment classes and the spring session of After School Art. Plans are already well under way for next falls After School Art Classes.  Watch for a new addition for Parent and Tots. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

2011 AfK Scholarship Recipients Announced

The AFK scholarship committee met this week to adjudicate 22 applications submitted for this year's four $1000.00 Artist for Kids scholarships.  These Scholarships are awarded in the name of the Trust’s first four artists patrons:
  1. Ms. Lyndsey Bourne, Seycove
Jack Shadbolt: Multiple Arts Excellence Award

  1. Mr. Craig Stevenson, Windsor
Robert Bateman: Future Teacher Award

  1. Ms. Veidre-Lanor Moore, Carson
Bill Reid: First Nations Artist Award

  1. Vanessa Buck, Handsworth
Gordan Smith: Visual Artist Award

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S  to all Recipients!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Grant Presentation from The Arts Office

City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto (left),  District of North Vancouver Acting Mayor Mike Little (right), and Director of the Artists for Kids Yolande Martinello (centre) receiving a Grant cheque for the AfK. (photo by Sam Chamberlayne)