When: Friday, Oct. 16th : 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday, Oct. 17th : 9:00am – 9:00pm Sunday, Oct. 18th : 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where:In beautiful Sidney by the Sea at the Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney BC
On Thursday evening, October 15 the festivities begin. The first event is the Patron and Sponsor Reception: at 5:30 pm the doors open to the Bodine Gallery at Mary Winspear Centre for a champagne reception for our donors. Reception attendees are the first to view the Bodine Hall after its transformation into a beautiful gallery, and have the first opportunity to purchase the art included in the 2015 show. The Reception continues until 7:00 at which time the patrons and sponsors who wish, are invited into reserved seating in the Charlie White Theatre for the Awards Ceremony.
The Awards Ceremony is from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. All artists with work in the Show, along with one guest, are invited into the Charlie White Theatre to join the patrons and sponsors for announcement of the prize winners. We also invite a guest speaker who is highly involved in the arts in the community: in the past attendees have enjoyed very enjoyable talks from such luminaries as Robert Amos, Pat Martin Bates, Robert Bateman and Robert Genn.
Following the formal ceremonies, the doors to the Bodine Gallery are opened to the artists and all the volunteers who have been involved with the show with a wine and cheese reception for all to enjoy.