Guess who? A few of the Anonymous Art Show Artists…

Guess who? A few of the Anonymous Art Show Artists…

You’ll never guess the local celebs in our community who participated in our first Anonymous Art Show fundraiser!

A big thank you to everyone who pulled this event together, but especially to all the artists and creatives who donated their talents. Artists from throughout the Sea to Sky and beyond have contributed an 8″x8″, one-of-a-kind piece of artwork. Their artists’ identities are hidden, so you won’t know whose piece is whose. Come out to the Anonymous Art Show to try and guess who created which piece, you can see what we think below. We are lucky to have some community leaders participate who are not normally seen in our gallery exhibits.

There is still time to buy art!

The Anonymous Arts Show | April 6, Doors open 6 pm | The Arts Centre

Purchase Tickets!

We took a wild guess at which piece was created by each local celeb.

Nancy Wilhelm-Morden (Mayor, Lawyer)

Nancy Wilhelm-Morden was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. She came to Whistler in 1973 for a two-week holiday and soon made Whistler her permanent home. Nancy completed her law degree at the University of British Columbia in 1983 and was called to the bar a year later. She practiced law in Vancouver until her first daughter was born and relocated her practice to Whistler in 1987. The following year, she became a partner in Race and Company, a law firm based in Whistler. Nancy and her husband Ted have two daughters; Sarah and Jessie. In addition to downhill skiing, she enjoys cross-country skiing, running and hiking. She is an avid gardener, loves being in the kitchen and enjoys travelling.

Dave Brownlie (former CEO of WB)

Dave Brownlie is a retired actor and CEO. He started painting in the leisurely hours of his silver years when the evergreen hue of spreadsheets no longer quickened his heart. His inspiration comes from his family, the necessity of Art in the quality of our lives, and the synchronous scours of a well played hockey rink.

 

 

 

 

Mike Douglas (Godfather of Freeskiing, Director – Producer – Editor at Switchback Entertainment)

In his 26 year ski career, Mike Douglas, has done it all – World Cup mogul competitor, coach, film star, TV commentator, innovator, adventurer, event director, writer, film producer and more. Most notably, he is credited with the design of the modern twin–tip ski – an innovation that changed the sport. Known as the ‘Godfather of Freeskiiing’, Mike is constantly pushing forward and challenging the boundaries of skiing and the media that surrounds it. In 2006 he founded Switchback Entertainment and began production on the web-series, Salomon Freeski TV. Since then he has worked on more than 100 productions and has won several filmmaking awards. Mike’s passion lies in directing and the creative process of filmmaking.

Angie Nolan (Local Actor)

Angie Nolan was born and raised in BC, and got her start in TV as a teenager when she landed a production assistant job on the long running CBC hit The Beachcombers. She has also written, directed and acted in her own film and theatre projects. This includes a number of award-winning short films made under Swift Rock Productions, which she co-founded with producer Katie Schaitel. Her most recent success being a short film she co-wrote and directed called The Twisted Slipper, which was a finalist in the 2015 Crazy 8’s Film Competition, and accepted into the Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival 2015. Angie has also worked at the Whistler Film Festival in Industry Programming since the early years of the festival and is currently the Industry Programming Manager.

 

Heather Paul (Chair of Arts Whistler Board; 2017 Citizen of the Year)

Heather is an Information Technology professional, serving as a Systems Analyst and Project Manager at the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Her primary focus at work is the development, design, and delivery of business-driven technical solutions that increase productivity and decrease the burden of reiterating processes. Heather’s past board experience includes three terms as President of the North American Agresso Users Group, including representation of the board on its international parent council. As a community member, Heather is passionate about arts and culture in Whistler, actively participating in, showcasing, and developing Whistler’s local talents. She is a professional emcee, public speaker, writer, performance artist, and theatre director. As the founder of Short Skirt Theatre Company, Heather has been directing sold-out community productions in The Theatre at the Arts Centre since 2002.

 

G.D. Maxwell (Columnist at the Pique)

GD Maxwell writes with words on the back of pages. He started with high school year books and peaked with The Pique. He will be running for Mayor of Whistler soon. This “art” show is his way of normalizing himself with the people. He is handsome and pretty; he was born in America. David Bowie was afraid of Americans. I’m afraid GD Maxwell, in all facets of life, can’t help it.

 

 

 

Nora Clark & Poppy, Chili Thom’s Daughter

Poppy Pepper is the 4 year old daughter of the late artist Chili Thom. Nora Clarke is a Best and True friend of Chili, and a Whistler Artists whose work you can find on Coast Mountain Brewing bottles, and in the upcoming WSSF Art & Soul event. If Chili is Poppy’s North Star when the paintbrush is in hand, Nora is her Narwhal: curating her tribe of ingenue icebergs, poking at her father’s inherent stubbornness with that unicorn horn, while cutting a path and swimming the currents together towards whatever she wants to be in life.

 

Marika Koenig (Whistler Real Estate Company  Realtor)

Marika’s enthusiasm for the outdoors and resort lifestyle is evident in everything she does. She first came to Whistler in 1992 to “take a year off” after graduating with a Degree in Commerce and has not looked back since. Prior to joining The Whistler Real Estate Company, Marika owned and operated her own successful event management and promotions business. Her entrepreneurial background, marketing experience and negotiating expertise has translated into success in Whistler’s real estate market.

 

 

Linda Epp (Manages the Sisters in Spirit Vigil)

Linda is a long time local who spends much of her time volunteering. She is one of the top three finalists for this years Citizen of the Year Award for the Whistler Excellence Awards. She is known for work she does to bring awareness to Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women by bringing the Red Dress movement and Sisters in Spirit Vigil march to Whistler every October 4th.

 

 

 

 

Maureen ‘Mo’ Douglas

Mo Douglas is the executive director at Arts Whistler. The Anonymous Art Show inspired Mo to try her hand at painting – there may be no turning back. She is an avid photographer and enjoys capturing the incredible environment of the Sea to Sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We thank all the artists who contributed to the show. The Anonymous Art Show is a fundraiser for Student Art Awards and Bursaries and Member Group Grants. These programs support local elementary and high school students as well as community groups like the Whistler Writer’s Group, The Point Artist-Run Centre, and Whistler Singers.

There is still time to buy art!

The Anonymous Arts Show | April 6, Doors open 6 pm | The Arts Centre

Purchase Tickets!

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