and the winners are!
A SEVEN YEAR ACHE ART CONTEST
first prize: suzanne may
second prize: Terisa taylor
third prize: tyra zander
honourable mention: holly mcleod
FIRST PRIZE WINNER
Suzanne May was born in Essex, England and moved to rural Manitoba, Canada as a teenager, where she currently lives and works. She draws inspiration from the beauty of the prairie landscape, with its dynamically contrasting seasons, and from the ocean landscape which “lives in my heart.”
Drawing on her intuitive experience as a poet, and her love of philosophy, Suzanne’s work explores the vital energy that resonates around us, and attempts to capture the mood, expression, and pervasive force of our natural environment. This becomes a catalyst for the viewer’s emotional experience.
A SEVEN YEAR ACHE ART CONTEST
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 4, 2022
PRIZES: $500 first prize, $100 each second and third prizes
HOW THE CONTEST WORKS:
Read the book, or chapters or scenes that interest you.
Render any scene from the book in your medium: sketch, draw, paint, photo, electronic, or other. And send it in by the deadline. All prizes will be paid out by December 15.
HOW TO PICK A SCENE:
A Seven Year Ache is rife with scenes to inspire you.
The very first page has Josephine, a small woman, literally taking a bull by the horns to save her man's life. Later, she stands down a bear and even has a physical brawl with the Mounties. There are scenes of childbirth, tragic death, fist fights, love, lust, and sex. Dogs, bears, horses and disturbing dreams. The setting is the wilds of Manitoba during the early Twentieth century, with many striking views of forest, sky, and untamed land. A wealth of possibilities for your artist's eye.
WHAT IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD A BOOK?
Amazon has the first fifteen pages as a free sample--lots of great scenes in those pages. Otherwise, email me a request, and I'll send you a pdf of the first chapter.
WHERE TO SEND:
Email a high quality photo or copy of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or post mail it to:
Swan River, MB.
Include SASE with proper postage if you want your work returned.
There is no entry fee.
Multiple submissions are welcome. We can’t wait to see what you saw!
SECOND PRIZE WINNER
Artist, Terisa Taylor was born and raised in rural Swan River Valley where she farmed and raised her 3 children. Later, she worked for the Canadian Mental Health Association until she moved to Winnipeg. From early childhood Terisa loved to draw and paint, with animals and landscapes being her primary subject matter. Throughout her lifetime, she has endeavored to recreate the beauty of the natural world. Her art has evolved over time and she has shown and sold her work across Canada. As well, she has won several awards for her work. Terisa looks forward to many more years of playing with color and contrast and showing the beauty and the good of our planet.
THIRD PRIZE WINNER
I am a Music Teacher in Manitoba, born and raised in the Swan River Valley. I enjoy painting when I am not teaching in the music room and being outside with my dog and two cats.
Holly McLeod Photography
Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba
I have loved photography for as long as I can remember. It was not until 2021, I took a leap of faith, left my career at 52 to pursue my passion. I recently graduated with a diploma in professional photography in May 2022 from Willis College in Winnipeg Manitoba. I want to use my photography platform to story tell.