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Media Release - August 3, 2018

Call for Entries for 2018/19 Art and Culture Program at YQQ - "Expressions of Gratitude"

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) will again partner with the Comox Valley Arts Council to exhibit the talents and vision of local artists with creations based on a theme related to living in Northern Vancouver Island. This year's exhibit, titled "Expressions of Gratitude", will run from November 2018 to May 2019.

"Living on Vancouver Island, we are blessed with magical surroundings, a vibrant community and vast creativity", states Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director of the Comox Valley Arts. "We are fortunate to have the Comox Airport place a high priority on showcasing the talented artists in this area."

In this call for submission, the Airport is seeking two and three dimensional art pieces that highlight the region's landscape, environment, people, places, activities, or the artist's own unique interpretation of the essence of Vancouver Island. Art submissions may be in the form of paintings, original prints, photography, mixed media, textiles and/or sculpture. The exhibit is open to all artists residing in the Comox Valley Airport's catchment area of Northern Vancouver Island.

"It's important to create that great first impression," comments Fred Bigelow, CEO at YQQ. "This exhibit allows us to showcase the unique and spectacular beauty that surrounds us in the Comox Valley to the thousands of people who pass through our airport."

Entries will be accepted until August 31, 2018. Submissions must be made online at www.comoxvalleyarts.com. Applicants are encouraged to review the guidelines carefully before making a submission.

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Media Contacts:

Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director
Comox Valley Community Arts Council
250-334-2983
info@comoxvalleyarts.com

Maxine Montgomery, Public Relations
Comox Valley Airport
Phone: 250-890-0829 ext. 253
mmontgomery@comoxairport.com