Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Arts News

Drawing on the Xmas Spirit

City chooses 2014 greeting card

Released by Jamie Leggatt, City of Chwk/Voice photo


nnually the City of Chilliwack hosts a Christmas card design contest in order to feature the talent of local residents. This year Sherol Cunningham's painting 'Endangered Barn Owl Baby' won the contest and will be used by Mayor Gaetz to share Christmas greetings this season.


As part of winning the contest, Sherol was presented with a cheque for $250 along with a framed copy the Christmas card at the December 3, 2013 Council meeting.

"We have many talented artists in Chilliwack and received many amazing entries this year, making it difficult to choose just one winner," said Mayor Sharon Gaetz. "Sherol's 'Endangered Barn Owl Baby' captured our hearts and we hope the image will spread joy this holiday season."

Sherol has lived in Chilliwack since 1997 and has been painting wildlife for many years. Both of her grandmothers were artists and passed down their love of art and their skill at painting to Sherol at a young age. Sherol hopes she can share this same passion with her grandchildren.

"I love to create a painting that can bring a smile to people's faces and hope to continue painting for years to come," said Sherol Cunningham.

All of the entries from this year's Christmas card contest will be on display at Chilliwack City Hall at 8550 Young Road for the month of December.


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