Artists tie for first place at 10th annual Truro Art Acquisition


Published on April 11, 2017

TRURO, N.S.- Two local artists tied for first place in Truro’s annual Art Acquisition.

Alison Fielding was one of the winners, with a tapestry called A Canada Story and Christene Sandeson tied with her, with a wood painted piece called Moon over Marsh.

This is only the second time two artists have tied for first place.

Samantha Madore, Truro’s special events and culture coordinator, says this was as well the second largest year for the acquisition.

“We’re so happy with the turnout of entries,” she said “We had such a nice variety of art work.”

This year there was 23 artists competing and 54 submissions entered. Artists could enter up to three pieces.

Among this year’s submissions were paintings, woodcarvings, glass-work and more.

Two other artists were named honorable mentions. Jen Power with her watercolour painting Joseph Howe Falls and Katherine Burris with a folk-art painting, Skating at the library.

The art show is running from April 6-27 at the McCarthy Hall Gallery on the Nova Scotia Community College Campus.

Since 2007 the Town of Truro and the Truro Art Society have been hosting the annual event.

Previous Competition Winners:

2007: Victoria Park by Deanna A. Boucher
2008: Can't You Hear the Whistle Blow by Lorinda Antonello Regan
2009: Spring Garden by Holly Lennox
2010: Willena Beatrice Jones by Janice Guinan
2011: View Toward Onslow by Richard Wenzel
2012: The First Obstacle by Jo-Ann Shaw
2013: Winter Light by Pamela Swainson
2014: Old Truro Train Station (circa 1928) by Diane Redden
2015: Mister Stanfield by Anna Fullerton and "Call to Duty" by Janice Stewart
2016: Dusk on Esplanade by Ron Hazell