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Who’s the fairest artist of all?

Surrey Art Gallery juried exhibit Mirror Mirror features a variety of self-portraits.

Who’s the fairest of them all?

There are many faces of all shapes, sizes and expression to choose from in the latest juried exhibition at the Surrey Art Gallery.

Mirror Mirror, a show of self-portaits, is a diverse array of artwork featuring self-representation – some obvious reflections of the artists and others more symbolic or metaphorical. And the media is as diverse as the work, with paintings, photography and 3D pieces in the mix.

Five works were chosen by jurors for special mention: First place to Elizabeth Hollick for her painting Care Giver; second to Lisa Chen for Time Reflections; third to Gregory Dawe; and honourable mentions to Thorsten Goh for his piece Just Me and Hanif Janmohamend for Gift.

Other artists in the exhibition are Joan Adams, Elizabeth Anderson, Holly Armishaw, Colleen Baran, Glenda Bartosh, Cathy Berg, Linda Bickerton-Ross, Brandur Coombs, Sibeal Foyle, Kathleen Gaitt, Vivian Gerke, Polly Gibbons, Grace Gordon-Collins, Susan Harmon, Lindsay Ishihiro, Melanie Lastoria, Kitty Leung, Ferdinand Maravilla, Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi, Carol Pan, Helga Parekh, Melissa Peacock, Linda Pearce, Silke Spodzieja, and Edward Westerhuis.

The jurors were Ana Black, a visual arts instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey Art Gallery assistant curator Brian Foreman and Surrey painter and portraitist Deborah Putnam who were pleased by the number of artists who challenged themselves and found connections and insights into personal lives and human condition.

The official launch of Mirror Mirror is Sept. 15, with an opening reception from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Artist Carol Sawyer, who is exhibiting in the concurrent exhibition Scenes of Selves, Occasions for Ruses, will give an illustrated talk at 6:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibition is free.

Surrey Art Gallery is located at 13750 88 Ave. For more information, call 604-501-5566 or check


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