Winning graphics from the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festivals Masterpiece in Motion snowboard art contest will be included in the Brave Art exhibition on display in the Whistler Village Gondola Building April 12-17.
Organized in partnership with Original Snowboard Art, a U.S.-based online hub selling and adapting snowboard graphics for application, Masterpiece In Motion drew more than 200 entries from all over the world.
The winner of the $2,000 US grand prize was Eric Petersons Delic Wave. Two local artists received honourable mentions: Pemberton artist Vanessa Stark and Whistler Secondary Student Lisa Laird, also winner in a second Masterpiece in Motion contest for local students.
The contests 30 finalists were selected by a panel of judges from the snowboard industry, including Snowboard Canada senior photo editor Colin Adair. Along with the Brave Art installation, the finalists can be viewed online via the festival website, www.whistler2005.com. A Peoples Choice award will be determined by online voting.
Brave Art is displaying works in a variety of media including canvas, photography, film, sculpture, graphics, graffiti and skateboard decks by a crew of 20 artists. The show will mix local flavour from Whistler and Vancouver with world-renowned street culture and underground artists from the U.S.
Skateboarding is a major theme at Brave Art. The exhibition features contributions from Okay Giants Shepard Fairey, works from the 32" canvas show of skateboard deck art, and iconic designs by artist Wes Humpston an original artist from the era-defining Dogtown Skateboards of the 1970s.
The exhibition will also have installations from the Freshjive-sponsored Mad Dog Chronicles a Wynn Miller photo retrospective of legendary skateboarder Tony Alva.
Alva will be in Whistler as a guest of the festivals special advance screening of Lords of Dogtown the Hollywood feature film version of Stacy Peraltas groundbreaking skateboard documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys. The film screens at the Telus Conference Centre on Tuesday, April 12 and is a VIP invite only event with a limited number of tickets available for the public to win via an online contest.
Brave Art kicks off with a VIP reception in the gallery space on Monday, April 11, and will be open to the public April 12-17 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Check out the Art Galleries and Exhibitions listings on page 70 of this issue of Pique NewsMagazine to see work by Brave Art contributor Sam Flores, a painter from San Francisco.