Heritage contest win a banner day for North Delta artist

Tyler won the North Delta category with her submission Three Grande Ladies, a detailed representation of Delta’s architectural heritage.

(From left) Sena Kholmatov

(From left) Sena Kholmatov

North Delta artist Cathey Tyler was among the winners of Delta’s heritage banner design contest announced at this week’s council meeting.

“It’s quite surprising,” Tyler said of being chosen for the second year in a row. “It’s quite wonderful. I felt very honoured.”

Cathey Tyler's winning submission "Three Grande Ladies."

Tyler won the North Delta category with her submission Three Grande Ladies (pictured), an incredibly detailed representation of Delta’s architectural heritage. Depicted are three prominent heritage houses: Burrvilla, which was built on River Road in 1906; Kirkland House, which was built in 1911; and Cammidge house, which was completed in 1914.

“They’re just wonderful examples of a bygone era that would be kind of sad to lose,” she said.

Tyler won the same category last year with a design titled River of Life that payed homage to Delta’s First Nations heritage using flowing green lines to represent the Fraser River and depictions of local plant and fauna.

Also honoured Monday evening were Victoria Heryet, winner of the South Delta category and overall grand prize winner, and Sena Kholmatov, winner of the child/youth category.

Each winner received a $350 honorarium and a street banner with their design. As the grand prize winner, Heryet’s Sentinels banner will be displayed throughout the municipality alongside Delta’s street banners.

Initiated in the spring of 2014 by Delta’s heritage advisory commission, the heritage banner design contest was created to raise awareness of Delta’s heritage, showcase local artists and engage the community.

A panel of volunteer judges from the Watershed Artworks Society, the South Delta Artists’ Guild and the Heritage Advisory Commission selected the winners based on creativity, heritage value, visual appeal and elements of art and design.

This years winning banners are displayed in the Delta Municipal Hall. (From left) Cathey Tyler's Three Grande Ladies, Victoria Heryet's Sentinels and Sena Kholmatov's The Beauty of our Heritage. Photo credit: James SmithThis years winning banners are displayed in the Delta Municipal Hall. (From left) Cathey Tyler’s Three Grande Ladies, Victoria Heryet’s Sentinels and Sena Kholmatov’s The Beauty of our Heritage. Photo credit: James Smith