News

Events, Press and Publications

Thank you to all the following journalists and news agencies for the wonderful media coverage you have given to me! I am in full appreciation of your time and talents! And ….. thank you to the organizations and community groups for inviting me to participate in events that make our community a better place.

I am grateful to be in a community that appreciates my artwork and is always there to support and cheer for me!


“Is That A Horse In The Gallery?”
Featured on “go! Okanagan” Shaw TV Sept 22-24 2014

Thank you to TV Producer Wayne McDougall for this fabulous Shaw TV Piece showing my SOLO EXHIBITION at The Lloyd Gallery (Penticton BC) where Guest of Honour Daryl Gibb (Osoyoos BC) brought his Palomino Quarter Horse Cowboy (Caviada Cee Bee Flit) right into the Gallery to see the artwork. In Attendance was Guest of Honour Dr. David Ward of the Fairview Arabian Stud (Okanagan Falls BC) who is the breeder of many of the Arabians that I have the pleasure of painting. Also featured were paintings of horses from Saddle Rock Meadows Quarter Horses, Summerland BC, . click here The Lloyd Gallery .

Shaw TV is a community channel that supports and announced events http://www.shaw.ca/ShawTV


Featured in the Penticton Herald! September 16, 2014

Thank you to Mr. James Miller for coming to my Solo Exhibition, “Is That A Horse In The Gallery?” and for featuring this photo in the Newspaper! It was so great to meet you and share this event with you and your readers! In the Photo: Me, then Cowboy (Caviada Cee Bee Flit) with Daryl Gibb up… George’de Louie beside.

Shannon Ford in Penticton Herald


Featured in Arabella Magazine! Spring/Summer 2014

Thank you to Arabella Magazine for this wonderful 16 page article, including full page images of my paintings! I have read Arabella for so many years and I am thrilled to be one of their Artists in this issue. Pick one up at your local book store, and if you like, you can order back copies. And, for a preview of the article… click here Arabella Magazine .

Arabella is an Exquisite Magazine filled with Canadian Art, Architecture and Design http://www.arabelladesign.com


In the News! Cowboy Festival March 13 – 16, 2014

Thank you to the “Kamloops This Week” Newspaper for including me in your article about the Kamloops Cowboy Festival!!! I enjoyed meeting photographer Allen Douglas…… Check more great photos of the Cowboy Festival online at http://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/photo-gallery-18th-annual-cowboy-festival/

On Television! In the News! Cowboy Festival March 13 – 16, 2014

Had a wonderful time meeting Kent Simmonds of CFJC News At the Kamloops Cowboy Festival! Thanks for coming by, I am happy you enjoyed my paintings!

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Kamloops Cowboy Festival March 13 – 16, 2014

Had a marvelous time at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival! Met lots of wonderful horse and art lovers!

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February Showcase Group show at Gainsborough Galleries,
Opening February 1, 2014

I am so happy to be included in the February Showcase group show at Gainsborough Galleries. 12 amazing artists in this show, I am rubbing shoulders with some of the most amazing artists in Canada!

February 1, 2014 OpeningFebruary Showcase, A Group Exhibition with Artists of Gainsborough GalleryGainsborough Gallery,
441- 5th Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta

Invitational Group Show, Nadine’s Fine Art
November 29, 2013 – May 27, 2014

I have been invited to place a painting in a show at Nadine’s Fine Art and Framing! This is a 6 month invitational group show, featuring some of the wonderfully creative and talented artists of the Okanagan Valley. The show runs from November 30, 20123 to April 3027, 2014. If you are in Vernon, come by to say hi and check out the work from so many Talented Artists in the Valley. Thank you to Nadine Wilson for her support and promotion of local art and artists!

http://www.nadinesfineart.com

Paintings in the show include:”Jahzara”__________________________________

Penticton Herald Front Page
November 26, 2013

Thank you to the Penticton Herald for featuring my painting and I on the Front Page! And Thank You to Herald Reporter John Moorhouse for spotting my painting of the Arabian filly “Jahzara” of the Fairview Arabian Stud! It was truly a pleasure to meet Mr. Moorhouse at the Authors and Artists Faire this past weekend! I am so grateful for the support of my community, and am excited to have these opportunities to share my newest artwork with you!

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In the News!
The Shatford Centre features me in their Articles!
November 23, 2013 Authors and Artists Show, Penticton

It is such an honour to be featured in the Shatford News! Thank you to everyone at the Shatford for your support for my artwork, I was so happy to exhibit at the Authors and Artists Christmas Faire this past weekend!

Click here to read article


Authors and Artists Show, Penticton
Event is November 23 – 24, 2013

Finally a show this year in Penticton! Come to see some new artwork and enjoy the artist and authors of this area.

November 23 – 24, 2013Authors and Artists Christmas FaireBooth AU8 and AU9

Shatford Centre
760 Main St
Penticton BC V2A 5E2

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Mane Event in Chilliwack BC
Event is October 25 – 27, 2013

This will be a fun way to share my artwork with so many horse enthusiasts and art lovers! I welcome you to come by to chat about art and horses!

October 25 – 27, 2013The Mane EventBooth 711

Chilliwack Heritage Park
44140 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack BC V2R 4A7

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The Gentleman – On “Masterpieces” Promotional Poster and Promotional Card!

So happy to see that the painting “The Gentleman” is featured on the promotional poster and card for the “Masterpieces” group show at Gainsborough Galleries. The Gentleman is the first painting of the “Rocco” Series, a group of work inspired by Red Leopard Appaloosa Liberty Horse “Rock’n Roll Train”

September 28, 2013 OpeningMasterpieces, A Group Exhibition with Artists of Gainsborough GalleryGainsborough Gallery,
441- 5th Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta

Masterpieces Group show at Gainsborough Galleries,
Opening September 28, 2013

I am so happy to be included in the Masterpieces group show at Gainsborough Galleries. 15 amazing artists will be in this show, I am rubbing shoulders with some of the most amazing artists in Canada!

September 28, 2013 OpeningMasterpieces, A Group Exhibition with Artists of Gainsborough GalleryGainsborough Gallery,
441- 5th Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta

Tour and Talk with Shannon Ford! At the Okotoks Art Gallery!
Event is August 24, 2013

This will be a fun tour around the Gallery and informative talk… complete with a hands on portion upstairs in the studios in the Okotoks Art Gallery!

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On the Poster! Western Chic III 2013
Event is August 23, 2013

It is an absolute honour to have my painting “Horses of Fire” on the poster for “Western Chic III”. This painting is being used for promoting the event and I am so grateful to share it with the residents of Okotoks, and hope they enjoy the image and that it brings them pleasure! I know it makes the paintings owner very happy too!

Click here to see info on the event! __________________________________

Selected by Western Showcase Decorating Committee for Display –
Calgary Stampede July 5 – 14, 2013, 2013

Bridle the Sky (48 X 60 Acrylic on Canvas) was selected by the Western Showcase Decorating Committee to be hung for display in a public area during the Calgary Stampede! How thrilled am I? Totally thrilled!

Bridle the Sky

Calgary Stampede Western Showcase

Juried into Western Showcase – Artists Studios – Calgary Stampede!
July 5 – 14, 2013, 2013

The Calgary Stampede is host to Canada’s Largest and most Prominent Western Art Show, It is an honour to be juried in for a private Art Display at the Western Showcase “Artists Studios”!

Calgary Stampede Western Showcase

Solo Exhibition – Okotoks Art Gallery
June 21 – September 7, 2013

My first solo show at a public Art Gallery! Please join me in celebrating the horse and gemstones in the Okotoks Art Gallery!

Gemstone Horses Exhibition Information __________________________________

Signing my First Limited Edition Series of one of my Paintings
June 13, 2013

Inquire through the Lloyd Gallery to purchase your limited edition reproduction! … Smooth Gallop on a Young Horse, winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival “Art of the West” juried show! Full size painting, beautifully prepared and printed!

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In the 2013 Calgary Stampede Auction Catalogue-
2013 Western Showcase Artists Pages!

Check out page 115 of the Calgary Stampede Art Auction Catalogue. The painting “Nodding Off” is featured on the pages listing the “Artists Studios”, I am so thrilled. This is a painting of ‘”Jess” who is a beautiful Quarter Horse mare of Saddle Rock Meadows!

There are lots of amazing paintings in this catalogue check out page 115 to see “Nodding Off” __________________________________

On the Cover! Okotoks Culture Guide 2013

It is an absolute honour to have my painting “Unspoken Understanding” on the cover of the Okotoks Culture Guide 2013. This painting is being used for promoting the event and I am so grateful to share it with the residents of Okotoks, and hope they enjoy the image and that it brings them pleasure!

Click here to look through the culture guide! __________________________________
And… here is another of my paintings, Horses of Fire on Page 6!

“Smooth Gallop on a Young Horse” wins People’s Choice at Art of the West
March 7-10, 2013

I am so excited to have my painting “Smooth Gallop on a Young Horse” chosen to win “People’s Choice at “Art of the West” show at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival! It was a great event, and it is a tremendous honour to receive this award! Western Art is highly traditional and I am so thrilled that my contemporary painting was chosen by so many to receive this award! Thank you to everyone who voted for this painting, and to everyone who took the time to take a look!

http://www.bcchs.com

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Juried Show, Art of the West
March 7-10, 2013

I am so excited to have my painting “Smooth Gallop on a Young Horse” juried into the “Art of the West” show at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival! I have heard about this for years and am eager to share my work with the attendees. I used to exhibit at the Pincher Creek Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and I am hoping some of the same artists and cowboys will be there in Kamloops.

http://www.bcchs.com

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Oliver Daily News
January 30, 2013

Thank you Jack for covering one of my newest paintings, Roper 16! I appreciate the support and enthusiasm of all my friends and fellow artists in the Okanagan and the Oliver Daily News is a great place to keep up to date with Art and Culture as well as Events and News!

http://oliverdailynews.com/hey/

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Invitational Group Show, Nadine’s Fine Art
November 30, 2012 – June 30, 2013

I have been invited to place 4 paintings in a show at Nadine’s Fine Art and Framing! This is a 6 month invitational group show, featuring some of the wonderfully creative and talented artists of the Okanagan Valley. The show runs from November 30, 2012 to April 30, 2013. If you are in Vernon, come by to say hi and check out the work from so many Talented Artists in the Valley. Thank you to Nadine Wilson for her support and promotion of local art and artists!

http://www.nadinesfineart.com

Paintings in the show include:Doing the MathHeaven is that which blows between the ears of a horse 15

In the Rose Light

Manning Park Bear with Anthill

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George and Friends, 3rd Annual Group Exhibition
Opening November 17, 2012

Denis and I were busy on Saturday. We also were able to attend the Opening of “George and Friends 3rd Annual Exhibition” at the Leir House in Penticton. There are many talented artists in the Okanagan Valley, and every year George L. Traicheff’s show includes amazing pieces which are done by local painters, sculptors and potters. George is a versatile painter who is well known for his stone lithography and each year it is a treat to see his new works.

Paintings in the show include:Heaven is that which blows between the ears of a horse 14Denman Sunrise (Denman Island Deer)

Jerry’s mare

 


Hampton Gallery Christmas Show,
Opening on November 17, 2012

Denis and I attended the Opening of the Hampton Gallery Christmas Show in Kamloops on November 17th, it was great to meet more of the awesome Artists that are represented by the Hampton Gallery, and to see Diane and Peter! The Hampton Gallery

The Hampton Gallery
Photo by Peter Stuhlmann……………………………………….Paintings in the show include”

On top of the Mountain

Wildwood Doe

Approaching 1:00

One with the Forest

Who;s that Doe Study 2

 

Christmas Show OpeningHung with Beautiful ART and decorated with the most amazing Orchid flower arrangements!If you can imagine the smell of fresh baked cookies and punch, and if you can imagine the laughter and chatting of clients and artists… then you can imagine yourself there!

Hampton Gallery in Kamloops now Representing Shannon Ford!
October 8, 2012

The Hampton Gallery is now representing my artwork. Located in Kamloops BC., the Hampton Gallery is a must see! They have artists from the region and from across Canada… come by and visit with them and check out the amazing artwork.


The Hampton Gallery

 

Western Showcase, Calgary Stampede Arts Show
July 6 – 15, 2012

Calgary Exhibition and Stampede holds a number of venues for the showing, promotion and sales of art every year. When I used to live near Calgary, I would put sculpture or jewellery into the auction, but this year I decided to put a couple of paintings into the Arts Show…I was so excited to find out that Palomino Sunset won first place of all classes of paintings and drawings! I am so grateful for the honour of having the judges love this piece so much!

First Place Art Show Shannon Ford Calgary Stampede

Western Showcase, Calgary Stampede Arts Show
July 6 – 15, 2012

Calgary Exhibition and Stampede judges selected “Hereford Calf” as their third place winner in the “Oil Painting” class…..I love the Stampede and used to put my metalwork in their auction each year. It was such a pleasure to share this painting, and I am so grateful to have it recognized with an award!

Shannon Ford Artist wins 3rd place at Calgary Stampede Art Show Oil Division with Hereford Calf Painting


Penticton Art Gallery Benefit Gala, July 7, 2012

Penticton Art Gallery‘s Annual Fundrasing Gala is a favourite event. I donated one of my relief one of a kind sculpted sterling silver and emerald pendants, “Subconcious Salmon”… from a series of “Fish of the Subconcious”. Fish represent the subconcious (as they live under water) and the series had a lot of differetn fish with different significance. The money raised goes to support programs at the Penticton Art Gallery.

Shannon Ford contributes Sterling Silver Sculpted Pendant to Penticton Art Gallery Benefit Gala

Arabian Models on the Oliver Daily News, June 2, 2012

Thank you Oliver Daily News for sharing this photo of the three equine models who have arrived from Fairview Arabian Stud. With thanks to the Fairview Arabian Stud, I will be painting these three gorgeous Arabians all summer! I am so grateful!

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Eastlink TV Interview with Marji Basso, April 14, 2012

Thank you to Eastlink TV’s most famous and dynamic TV host Marji Basso for attending our “Wild Women! Wild Horses!” Opening and Artist Reception! Marji, your enthusiasm for the Arts and Community Events is inspiring and it was wonderful to have you attend our show! Watch Eastlink TV Channel 18 in the South Okanagan Valley for the interview with Marji.

Shannon Ford Interviewed by Marji Basso for Eastlink TV

 

Wild Women! Wild Horses! April 14 – 27, 2012

With Leza Macdonald At the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery! This is the poster we used for spreading the word, thanks to Leza for her graphics genius! And thanks to everyone who came and made the show such a success!

Shannon Ford and Leza MacDonald Two Person Show

 

Oliver Daily News, April 2, 2012

Thank you to the Oliver Daily News for covering the kids art class at the Quails Nest. It was so much fun to drop in for the End of Class “Art Show”. Oliver’s Art Teachers are the best, caring and creative, each child received personalized attention to their unique inspiration and directions.

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Oliver Daily News March 21, 2012

Thank you to the Oliver Daily News for covering “Wild Women! Wild Horses!” Art Show and Sale with Leza Macdonald! The Burrowing Owl was a wonderful place to exhibit, first class all the way! Thank you so much!

oliver daily news shannon ford art show

 

SOWINS Outstanding Women Awards March 3, 2012

Every year SOWINS (South Okanagan Women in Need Society) holds an award dinner and gala to recognize the achievements of outstanding women throughout the valley. This year’s gala was held on March 3th. I donated one of my Equine paintings for this worthwhile event. It was awarded to an outstanding young lady. Thank you to the The Lloyd Gallery who donated the frame for the painting.

SOWINS


George And Friends, 2nd Annual Exhibition,
November 18, – December 21, 2011

Displaying at the Leir House is always a treat. The Leir house is a heritage site, one of the first estates built in Penticton. Each year, George gathers artists to share their work together. There are many talented artists in the Okanagan Valley, and every year George L. Traicheff’s show includes amazing pieces which are done by local painters, sculptors and potters. George is a versatile painter who is well known for his stone lithography and each year it is a treat to see his new works.

Shannon Ford at George and Friends Art Show 2011

Artists and Authors Show,
November 19, 2011

What a great show! Artists of the Oliver Art Gallery introduced our artwork to many of Penticton’s Art Lovers! (You can see one of my big horse paintings on the left) … This photo is of me sharing my 3D Shosaic Greeting Cards!

Shannon Ford at the Artists and Authors Show,

 

Oliver Daily News August 13, 2011

Thank you to the Oliver City Councillors Marji Basso and Jack Bennest for attending my Solo Show at the Oliver Art Gallery, and Thank you to the Oliver Daily News for covering the event and sharing this wonderful picture

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Oliver Arts Council August 11, 2011

Thank you to the Oliver Arts Council for this picture and the article about my work and my show at the Oliver Art Gallery

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Oliver Daily News August 4, 2011

ODN covers my Solo Show at the Oliver Art Gallery

oliver daily news shannon ford art show

 

ABCCMM Magazine (Brazil) July Issue 2011

Shannon Ford’s Mangalarga Marchador Paintings make the scene Internationally with this spread in the ABCCMM National Mangalarga Marchador Magazine of Brazil (thank you to fellow Marchador Enthusiasts Davi Souza, Lori Silcher and everyone at the ABCCMM, and thank you to Tresa Smith of Montana Marchadors for introducing us to the breed and for our two most precious Marchadors, Regina de Lazy T and Rosa de Lazy T)
Article written by Barbara Manning Grimm

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Oliver Daily News July 12, 2011

Shannon Ford is an Inglis Equine Art Prize Finalist
(International Juried Competition for a $15,000 first prize) No, I didn’t win the big prize, but I was one of 30 International finalists, PLUS my painting toured 3 cities in Australia!

oliver daily news - Inglis Prize Finalist

 

Penticton Art Gallery Benefit Gala, July 7, 2011

Penticton Art Gallery‘s Annual Fundrasing Gala was so much fun, I mean “HIP”! The theme was Warhol Factory! And… I won a prize for the best costume (which wasn’t actually a costume at all, those were actually my real clothes!) I donated one of my relief sculpted sterling pin, which was sold by silent auction with the money going to support programs at the Penticton Art Gallery.

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Oliver Chronicle, July 6, 2011

Yipee! Thank you to the Oliver Chronicle for celebrating my best in show!

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Penticton Herald Front Page! June 24, 2011

Penticton Herald celebrates Shannon Ford’s Painting “Timeless 1” winning “Best in Show” in Valley Wide FCA Juried Show

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Best in Show at Federation of Canadian Artists Triptych Show

I was So thrilled to meet Robert Genn, and what a double thrill to have Mr Genn select the nude “Timeless One” for his Best in Show award. It is Always a fun time getting together with our FCA SOS Club, this show hosted entries from the entire South Okanagan, from Vernon to Osoyoos! Great Artists, and Great Art!

Shannon Ford Receiving Best in Show Award from Robert GennShannon Ford Receiving award from Artist Robert Genn 
Shannon Ford with FCA-SOS President Brad Hillis and Stewart Ladyman of Valley First Credit Union. Many Thanks to Valley First Credit Union for generously sponsoring this show.

 

 

Shatford Centre News June 16, 2011

The FCA show “Triptych 2011” was the first art show to hang in the newly renovated Shatford House… so excited that this article is Showing my painting “Timeless 1” being hung

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OK Sun Magazine, June 2011

So happy to have Coverage of the Oliver Art Gallery and my 3D horse, Walking in Time

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Oliver Chronicle May 4, 2011

The Oliver Chronicle article on the opening of the New Oliver Art Gallery

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Shannon Ford, with Oliver Mayor Pat Hampson and Oliver Art Gallery Founder Steve Starsina


 

SOWINS Outstanding Women Awards March 5, 2011

Every year SOWINS (South Okanagan Women in Need Society) holds an award dinner and gala to recognize the achievements of outstanding women throughout the valley. This year’s gala will be held on March 5th. I donated one of my 3D Shosaic paintings for this worthwhile event. The painting “Okanagan Sunset” was awarded to Olympic Athlete and outstanding young lady Kristie Richards for her support of youth in sport.

SOWINS


 

Press 1 Magazine covers Shannon Ford June 21, 2009

Thank you to Author Meghan Masterson and Press 1 Magazine for this wonderful article about my artwork! Meghan, you are the best!

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Equestrian Network Magazine covers Shannon Ford February 2009

Thank you to Author M.Y. Mim, and Equestrian Network Magazine for this wonderful article about my artwork! This interview is from when I had started to paint fulltime!

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