The people have spoken!
Decided by popular vote, the 2021 Sooke Fine Arts People’s Choice Award goes to ‘Growth In Confinement’ by Lainey Rae Thompson. This intriguing ring with its live jade plant “jewel” also won an Award of Excellence and Juror Carey Newman’s Juror’s Choice Award.
According to artist Thompson, “Growth in Confinement was conceived during the 2020/21 lockdown. These uncertain times call for great resilience, strength, and personal growth while sequestered indoors. I was reminded of the humble succulent, which can thrive in the most tight and inhospitable of places, growing to great beauty through perseverance.”
While the online show has now closed.
The SFAS 2021 award-winning art pieces, including “Growth In Confinement” are on display for in-person viewing at the Sooke Arts Council Gallery from 11-4 every day until Sunday, August 8th.
The gallery is located at 6596 Sooke Rd.