Patrons view art at the 2018 Salmon Art Festival Gala at the Terrace Art Gallery. This year’s art show begins Aug. 6 in Terrace before moving to Hazelton in Sept. and Smithers in Oct. (Black Press Media file photo)

Patrons view art at the 2018 Salmon Art Festival Gala at the Terrace Art Gallery. This year’s art show begins Aug. 6 in Terrace before moving to Hazelton in Sept. and Smithers in Oct. (Black Press Media file photo)

Skeena Salmon Art Show to kick off this week

Fourth edition of the show will tour to Hazelton and Smithers in the fall

The annual Skeena Salmon Art Show is set to kick off this Friday (Aug. 6) at the Terrace art gallery before moving along to Hazelton in September and Smithers in October.

The fourth annual show will have a wide variety of different types of art on display, including painting, carving, jewelry and sculpture.

“This exhibition unites communities across the northwest, showcasing our collective love for salmon,” said Dave Gordon, Skeena Salmon Art Fest president, adding that he is excited that the show will also stop in Hazelton and Smithers this year.

“As sister communities along the Skeena, we rely on salmon to sustain our cultures and natural environments. We very much look forward to seeing how artist communities will come together to celebrate salmon through art.”

Several esteemed artists will have their work on display at the show, like Stan Bevan, Alex and Michelle Stoney, Carly Nabess, Cathrine Blackburn, among others.

Up to $2,000 in prize money is available in the juried section of the exhibit, with this year’s jury composed of Mike Dangeli, Vanessa Gill and Theresa Schober. For the People’s Choice Award, members of the public are encouraged to vote for their favourite artwork.