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Three artists win People’s Choice awards at Richmond’s ArtRich exhibit

Artworks to be displayed on Canada Line concrete piers starting February
ArtRich exhibit
The ArtRich opening reception. Visitors to the exhibition were invited to vote for their favourite artwork.

Visitors to Richmond’s bi-annual ArtRich 2021 exhibition were invited to vote for their favourite works of art, with the top three winning the exhibit’s People’s Choice awards.

Adriele Au creator of “Puddluv Wave 2”; Tammy CRIPPS creator of “Body, Soul and Spirit”; and Nikhat Qureshi creator of “The Royal Rejection” received the most votes from the 317 ballots submitted.

Every two years, the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC) holds an art exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery called ArtRich that celebrates the city’s artists and puts a spotlight on emerging talents.

Meanwhile, the City of Richmond has selected artwork from three ArtRich artists to be put on display for the No. 3 Road Art Column Exhibition, at Lansdowne Skytrain Station, from Feb. 1 to July 31.

The three artists are Adriele Au, Chantelle Trainor-Matties and Martin Murphy.

“The No. 3 Road Art Columns are circular backlit display cases located at the base of the concrete piers that support the Canada Line guide-way at Aberdeen and Lansdowne Stations. These large backlit display cases allow the Richmond Public Art Program to showcase artwork by visual artists who work in 2D media,” states the City of Richmond website.