Field narrowed down for Carr-inspired art contest

Submissions narrowed to 40 pieces as competition moves to gallery

Judges have selected 40 works for final adjudication from a total number of 168 entries in the Victoria College of Art’s The Underlying Spirit: Homage to Emily Carr contest and show.

The finalists’ works will be on exhibit at Madrona Gallery starting Friday (Sept. 9) with an official opening at 7 p.m. Judges Kerry Mason, Martin Segger, Fran Willis and Jan Ross will be selecting first, second and third prizes on the day of the opening. Top prize for the Carr-inspired contest is $1,000, with $500 for second and $250 for third.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 16 at the gallery, located at 606 View St.

Opening hours are noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.