Friday, May 04, 2007

First time's the charm! Debra wins AGP Juried Show

The Art Gallery of Peel's annual Juried Art Show had 254 artists entering work, of which 66 were accepted. Two hundred people came to the show opening, and 150 of them cast ballots for the People's Choice Award.

The winner? Debra Ali, one of our most recent new members.

According Peel Heritage Complex curator David Somers, via email, "Debra's work was far and away the most popular work with over half of the votes."

Debra's flower painting was a Christmas gift to her sister, that Debra has continued to work on months after the holidays, including during an event at Shoppers World.

As mentioned before, VAB member Mary Noble, lapsed member Kim Lee Kho and Kal Honey, and former VAB vice president Kate Taylor were all accepted into the show.