Joni Young

Golden Artist wins top nod from national magazine

Joni Young was only hoping to regain a lost piece of art, but wound up winning a pretty special accolade when the community got behind her.

Joni Young was only hoping to regain a lost piece of art, but wound up winning a pretty special accolade when the community got behind her.

“I discovered the contest (Art Trends: Artist of the Year) online and decided to enter a photo of my painting that as sadly stolen, ‘On the Right Path’,” said Young. “My hopes were that my piece would gain a lot of exposure and possibly be found.”

The contest was put on by Art Trends magazine, a national publication that brings artist and buyers together with 451,000 readers. The winners were chosen by votes, conducted through social media.

“I had no idea that I would win, especially being up against so many wonderful and talented artists from across Canada,” said Young. “I won first place for Artist of the Year for my category in acrylic. I am extremely thankful to everyone for voting.

“Golden is such a wonderful place to live and a very supportive community.”

Young has been painting and teaching young artists in Golden for many years. She is continuing her classes at her home studio, as well as planning a new show to be held this summer, inspired by Golden.

For info on classes or Young’s art, visit @Joni Young Art on Facebook.


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