Canadian Artist Caroline Bacher Wins 2015 National Jewellery Design Award, Iconic Group of Seven Painters Inspiration

Caroline Bacher won the 2015 Best in Design for 11th Annual Great White North Exhibition sponsored by 18 Karat Studio and Gallery, coming out on top over over 60 other competitors.

Ontario Fine Artist and Jeweller Caroline Bacher has been awarded 2015 “Best in Design/Professional” for the 11th Annual “Great White North Exhibition” – a prestigious Canada-wide contest.

An independent jury appointed by 18 Karat Studio and Gallery notified Caroline Bacher of this achievement, as well as the designers in the Best in Concept, Best in Technical and Best In Show categories. It beat out 22 other selected professional entries to take home top honours. The work is to be displayed for public viewing through the end of July, 2015.

The winning submission – a statement pendant titled “Boreal” – is emblematic of the bold, expressive and sculptural qualities of Bacher’s signature aesthetic. Inspired by the natural beauty of Algonquin Park and Muskoka, Ontario (where she grew up and spent her youth); and muse to Canadian’s Iconic ‘Group of Seven’ painters – Muskoka, Ontario’s Algonquin Park. The multi-disciplinary artist’s jewellery and other fine art can be viewed on her primary site

Focusing on reinterpreting the iconic work of the well-known Canadian painting collective, ‘The Group of Seven’ for this year’s exhibition theme; over 60 potential exhibitors were invited to submit a unique, handcrafted jewellery piece along with an artist statement and specific painting selections that inspired the design.

In order to be in contention for the exhibition as well as for “Best in Design/Professional” for 11th Annual Great White North Exhibition, pieces were judged based on craftsmanship and technical ability, design, and concept.

Caroline Bacher was pleased about her Best in Design/Professional designation, stating:

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have been awarded this designation, and honoured to have my “Boreal” pendant showcased along with 22 other unique established and up and coming designers from across Canada. My piece was inspired by two well-known Group of Seven landscapes, “Poplar” by A.J. Casson and “Spring on The Oxtongue River” by Lawren Harris, the title setting of the latter very near to where I was raised on the outskirts of Algonquin Park.”

The Great White North Exhibition premiered at Fashion Art Toronto Week in April, and public reception will be held for this years exhibition on June 25 at 18 Karat Studio and Gallery, 275 Dundas Street West, Toronto. The show will be on display at 18 Karat Studio and Gallery until July 30 in conjunction with the Toronto Pan Am Games.

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