With the help of the Abbotsford Arts Council, Abbotsford Today is publishing a short feature on each of those who were nominated for an Arty Award in 2013.
Outstanding Artist in the Literary Arts Arty Award nominee Heidi Turner is a regional director for the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC), representing professional writers across the entire province of BC at a national level. She is also a great lover of animals with four cats, a dog and a bearded dragon.
Outstanding Artist in 3-D Visual Arts nominee has been creating Tiffany lamp reproductions since 1987 and shares his expertise by instructing stained glass classes throughout the year.
We are proud to provide the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique as a resource for local artists to showcase their art.
In addition to the Kariton Gallery, the Abbotsford Arts Council produces a number of successful events to showcase local artists such as the Envision Coffee House Concert Series & Concert in the Park Series, Arty Awards, Arts & Heritage Unity Festival, and the Abbotsford Christmas Craft Fair. We also offer a wonderful education speaker series called “Art of Marketing”.
Artists, and those interested in the arts in Abbotsford, should check out our Resource Centre in the Kariton Gallery, home to member group information, auditions, job postings and volunteer opportunities. Those interested in receiving regular updates on arts and culture events in Abbotsford should sign up for our email announcements.
We invite you to visit our gallery and boutique, attend our events, and become a member of the Abbotsford Arts Council to help support community arts. Thank you for your help in keeping the arts alive and thriving in Abbotsford.