The 12th Annual Art Exposed Exhibit is coming to the Old Courthouse March 5th – 12th. The exhibit hosts emerging, established, and youth artists and is juried by three talented and accomplished artists. This year the art will be judged, awarded, and critiqued by painter Cathie Peters, interdisciplinary artist Finn Modder, and printmaker Amanda Forrest-Ewanyshyn.
Cathie is a former educator who has come back to her art after retirement. For many years she was part of the Artists’ Studio and Gallery in the Sahali Mall. She now chairs the local chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has taken workshops from several of the top level professional artists in the FCA.
The quality of light is fascinating to her and Cathie tries to capture that in her work. Initially, Cathie chose watercolour as her medium. She continues to strive for expertise in the control of this fluid and challenging medium. In the past fifteen years, Cathie has delved into acrylics as a second medium. She loves the rich colours and the ease with which you can achieve wonderful darks. Learning to paint from dark to light required a change in thinking, but an artist can be more spontaneous in this forgiving medium. The results are dramatic and vivid.
In 2021, Cathie was asked to offer feedback to several artists who participated in Art Exposed. She has been a long time members of the Arts Council, both as an individual and with the TNS Chapter of the Federation.
Finn Modder is a Canadian Sri Lankan interdisciplinary artist. Born in Canada, she grew up in France and the Bahamas. Finn studied art history at the University of Victoria and obtained her BFA at Thompson Rivers University.
She has exhibited work nationally and internationally, in Victoria, Vancouver, and France. She’s worked and exhibited in the Kamloops art community for more than 10 years. Art Education, community engagement and public programming have been her most recent professional focus. She is presently taking time to prioritize her own art practice and currently works out of her studio in downtown Kamloops.
Amanda Forrest-Ewanyshyn graduated from the University of Alberta’s Master of Fine Art program in printmaking in 2015, and has since maintained her artistic practise while teaching fine art courses. She taught first as a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta, and then at Thompson Rivers University, where she is now a University Instructor in the Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Department. She has taught courses at her local printmaking studios: the Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (while living in Edmonton, AB); and Kamloops Printmakers Society as she currently resides in Kamloops, BC. She participates in her local art community by mentoring as well as serving on boards and committees (Arnica Artist Run Center (AARC); Kamloops Printmakers Society; Thompson Rivers University VPA). She was the Communications Director for ARNICA ARC’s first Mentorship Project, a program to help emerging artists from TRU’s BFA program establish their practices in the local art community. At TRU she has assisted in jurying and framing work with the VPA Collections Committee (for art to be displayed around campus), and has previously participated in selecting works for the BFA Exhibition. She shows her work nationally and internationally, most recently at Thompson Rivers University’s Art Gallery during the Visual Arts Faculty Biennal, as well as in numerous online international art exhibitions. Always keenly interested in combining new technologies with more traditional forms of printmaking, Amanda’s research integrates digital output with woodcut, silkscreen, polymer photogravure and Chine-collé techniques. Her body of work is an ongoing examination of human existence through visual surrogates she finds in wilderness.
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