Announcing the Art of Being Together Jury

We’re happy to announce our jury for L’Arche Greater Vancouver’s Third Annual Art of Being Together event.

Appearing for the third year is Alan Wylie, AWS DF, SFCA, NWWS, CIPA, CWA. Alan was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1938. He graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1960 with a degree in Mural Design and Mosaics. He immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1967 and began a career as a full-time artist and teacher. Alan has won many awards for his paintings, including the top prize at the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolours in the United States, and the Federation of Canadian Artists’ Grand Prize in 2003. He has participated in innumerable solo and group exhibitions, and has created large murals in and on the exteriors of public buildings. He moved to British Columbia in 1973 and married his wife, artist Janice Robertson, in the early 1990s.

Joining us for the second year is Janice Robertson. Born on Vancouver Island in 1952, into a family with a long history of women artists. She lives in the historic village of Fort Langley, BC with her artist husband, Alan Wylie.  Janice launched her career as a professional artist in 1989. She has received many awards including the Foreign Award in the Houston Watercolor Society’s Exhibition in Texas in 2004, the William and Margaret Foley Award in the Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolors in 2008, and she has won the Bronze Medal three times in the Federation of Canadian Artists Annual Signature Members exhibition.  Janice is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Landscape Artists International and the Northwest Watercolor Society. She was elected as an Artist in Residence at the annual Painters at Painters event in Campbell River BC in 2004. Janice served as President of the Federation of Canadian Artists from 1999 to 2001. She is listed in Who’s Who in Canada and her paintings are in collections through the world. She is also a popular and well-respected workshop instructor.  Janice’s work is largely a reflection of her abiding love for the beauty of the west coast forests and beaches that she has known all her life. Her attachment to her home and garden are represented in her still-life paintings. She works in acrylic, watercolor and oil.

New to our jury this year is  Richard McDiarmid. Richard is a signature member of both the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA) and the Northwest Watercolour Society (NWWS) and is a lifetime member of Painters at Painters, a prestigious B.C. artist’s peer group. His many award winning paintings have been exhibited in solo shows, group shows and international shows including, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Federation of Canadian Artists, and the Northwest Watercolour Society (NWWS). Examples of his paintings and articles have appeared in a number of publications including International Artists Magazine.

Richard’s paintings can be found in commercial galleries and corporate and private collections in Canada, the USA, Britain, Europe, Japan and China.


So, to have your work viewed by these prestigious judges make sure submit your original community-themed artwork to L’Arche by our new deadline – Friday, Jan 20, 2012.   Finalists will receive $250 with additional prizes for the Judge’s Choice and the People’s Choice. Click here to for the guidelines.  Finalists will be announced the week of February 13. 2012.

Alan and Janice at the 2011 Art of Being Together - ready to announce "The Judge's Choice"



About L'Arche Greater Vancouver

L'Arche Greater Vancouver is a charitable organization that provides residential care and day programs for adults with developmental disabilities. We are located in Burnaby, BC Canada.
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