Sunday, October 12, 2008

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Launch Commemorative Poster

Whistler Blackcomb has announced details of a poster competition. Artists are invited to submit a design for a commemorative poster to celebrate the upcoming grand opening of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. The artwork created should be an original piece designed specifically for this contest. The theme for the painting should focus on 'Connection'. Artists must submit a photo of their work by October 24 at 5pm.
Judging will take place the following week and the winner will be notified on November 5. The winning artist will be awarded a Whistler Blackcomb 2008/09 season pass, a $500 gift card for Whistler Blackcomb retail outlets, and 100 copies of the poster.
"We hope that the endless possibilities that the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola offers will inspire community artists to create and take part in this historic launch", says Dave Brownlie, Whistler Blackcomb's President and Chief Executive Officer. "In many ways, the opening of the Gondola signifies a new birth, a new era in mountain access, and the beginning of a new chapter filled with the hundreds of stories that Whistler and Blackcomb mountains inspire each season. To capture all this in a piece of art is true genius, and I would be very honoured to showcase the winning artwork to all who take part in the launch".
Copies of the poster will be given away to guests attending the PEAK 2 PEAK grand opening event on December 12. The original artwork will be auctioned off at the 2009 TELUS Winter Classic/ Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Gala on January 25th, with proceeds going towards supporting non-profit organizations in the Sea to Sky Corridor. Entries that are not selected for the commemorative poster may still be used in an art exhibit at the Roundhouse Lodge on the weekend of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola opening.