Fort St. John artist Samantha Wigglesworth has been named artist in residence by the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council.
The arts council says Wigglesworth was chosen by jurors Kait Herlehy and Cara Guri, with the residency culminating in a solo exhibition at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery in fall 2023.
Wigglesworth will also receive mentorship from Guri, a visual artist based in Vancouver.
“I am honoured to be selected as this year’s artist in residence,” Wigglesworth said in a statement. "I am so excited about the opportunity to be mentored by the astounding portrait artist Cara Guri. This residency will allow me to create a profound series of large-scale colourful self-portrait paintings.”
The artist in residence program is supported by the BC Arts Council and provides a Northeast B.C. artist with a $500 per month stipend for a six-month working period, as well as a $2,100 professional Canadian Artists' Representation fee for their exhibition.