The Prior Ski and Snowboard company has been making awesome skis and boards out of their Whistler factory in Function Junction for years now. (Check this 2011 Green Briefs blog article) They are also building a great tradition of using artists from the area for their ski designs, spicing it up by creating an annual contest and art event in the process.
This year I threw my artistic toque in the ring, crafting a design at my art studio at Lillooet Lake (about 45 minutes north of Whistler up highway 99) It was a definite challenge, designing to such a long thin format, knowing it has to fit skis and snowboards… I won’t spoil the surprise, but let’s just say it’s a very local theme.
I made the cut for the show, and on Tuesday September 24th I will be hobnobbing with 19 other chosen artists, at the Cabin Fever Party. This is a co-launch with the Prior topsheet contest and the Out of Bounds – Tales from the Backcountry Photo Exhibition, all presented by Whistler Arts.
The winning Prior design will be chosen by voting, between September 24th and October 25th – no doubt the competition will be fierce! I am very honoured just to be chosen for the show, and I can’t wait to see what the other artists did with that long, tall format.
Should be a great party! Come on out! Vote early, vote often!
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