Gillian Richards

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Melting | 26″ x 32″ | Acrylic on panel This painting is part of an ongoing series that emerged from looking at the façades of houses in my Vancouver neighbourhood. With their unpeopled yards and driveways, I am intrigued by the vague feeling of voyeurism that results from looking at these private spaces from the public space of a sidewalk. …


Meghan Price

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Body Rock | 96″ x 54″ x 19″| Graphite on stitched paper, dowels “Body Rock” is a series of paper forms made through pattern drafting and stitching. Geological textures are recorded on the paper with graphite rubbings. These floating “boulders” sway in response to movement, marking the time of our bodies. They also point to the much greater geologic timescale …


Carole Pilon

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Pied nu (Barefoot) | 5″ x 25″ x 10″| Cast crystal, paper pulp, resin, oil colour This work comes from research on the adaptation of bodies, a powerful phenomenon that is observed both in humans and in nature. In “Pied nu” the contrast in the treatment of materials suggest the precarious balance that characterizes our world, a universe where the …


Nicole Paul

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Resonance | 18″ x 18″ | Acrylic on elk hide “Resonance” is an ongoing painting installation project representing the importance of intergenerational learning. These drums are all hand made using steam bent maple and stretched elk rawhide. They are bound with babiche in both the traditional and decorative style. The surface is painted with acrylics and decorated with coyote fur. …


Dave Parsanishi

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

WINNER | 3RD PRIZE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – $1,000 About his work, he says, “I find beauty in everyday things and the patina created by age and wear. This could be in a person, a discarded chunk of metal or something washed up on the shore. Not all things are beautiful, but there is beauty in all things. I’m not …


Peter McFarlane

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

WINNER | 2ND PRIZE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – $2,000 Peter McFarlane has been a professional artist for 25 years and his work is in public and private collections on 3 continents. He relies on obsessively long hours, serendipity and taking risks to uncover his ideas. He works with everyday recycled materials that he manipulates to contour and re-contextualize meaning and …


Mena Martini

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Like Mother and Child | 18″ x 24″ | Oil on canvas We are here to live Be brave my child Forgive your pain, the shadows when stark You are the light.


Katherine MacNeill

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

WINNER | JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD – JUROR, NAOMI POTTER – $2,000 After an intense and time-consuming career as a Certified Management Accountant, I retired with my husband and Siamese cat to our straw-bale home on a small acreage in the South Okanagan. I joined a local art group in 2015, discovered collage as my medium using paper and other recycled …


Lou Lynn

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Tracing Wheel | 15″ x 20″ x 7″ | Bronze & glass “Tracing Wheel” is an interpretation of a tool that is used to copy patterns onto fabric. The resulting object takes a serious departure from function; while making an implied reference to a functional implement, it offers only an impractical solution for imagined tasks.


Fae Logie

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Prey | 15″ x 50″ x 53″ | Mixed media – fake coat, felt, mirror A fake fur coat takes form, concealing or protecting a body hidden beneath the suggestion of a bearskin rug, the sleeves constricted by the thin steel line of a snare trap. Concealed in the collar, the label is reflected in a compact mirror revealing the …