Producted by the Art of the Peace Visual Arts Society located in Grande Prairie, this spring they published their 10th anniversary issue of Art of the Peace. Since fall 2003, they have featured 22 artists who are living, working and creating art in the Peace Region, a geographic region that spans as far west as Fort St John, BC, as far north as Peace River, as far east as High Prairie, and as far south as Grande Prairie in Alberta. The Peace/Slave Lake basin is the largest in Alberta, spanning approximately 1/3 of the province. The magazine focuses on happenings in the art scene in the Peace Region, commercial and public galleries, museums, individual artists and everything in between.
Published in the Spring and Fall, the ‘hot-off-the press’ 10th anniversary issue includes revisiting all the artists previously featured on the covers to catch up with their work and discover the ideas that are exciting them now. Many of these artists are represented in galleries in Alberta and throughout Canada. Jim Stokes, who has been involved with the magazine from the start, and is now president of the association, is represented by the Scott Gallery in Edmonton.
The artist featured on the 10th anniversary cover is Lynn LeCorre-Dallaire, who has been painting landscapes in acrylic “en plein air” for over a decade, and is a well-known fixture in the Peace region’s art community as both a painter and an art educator. She is also well known through her work at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and the Beaverlodge Cultural Centre.
The association publishes 2,000 issues twice a year which are distributed to all the members of the association, tourism centres in the Peace River area, advertisers and galleries throughout Alberta, Their 10th anniversary issue along with all nineteen previous issues are archived on their website at www.artofthepeace.ca.