The West Fine Art Show At The Cloverdale Rodeo - May 23rd 2017
(Shell Busey with artist Brian Croft)
The West Fine Art Show Remembering Jeff Robinson Edition was featured at the 71st annual Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair.
Partial proceeds from art sales went to fund CH.I.L.D. Foundation and Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation.
Jeff was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at the age of ten. He was a great kid and grew into a fine young man who possessed a wonderful sense of optimism and a great sense of humour. Both of these qualities served as medicine each and every day of his life. He did not recover from his 26th and final surgery; he died at the young age of 33. Jeff's battle with Crohn's Disease was over, leaving us to remember his bravery and his smile. "He is dearly missed,” said his dad, Red Robinson.
For the fourth consecutive year, artists at the West Fine Art Show donated a portion of all sales to CH.I.L.D. Foundation which was established in 1995 to fund research for children who are stricken with Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and liver disorders. Red Robinson, O.B.C. is a founding member of CH.I.L.D. Foundation. Art sale funds were also donated to the Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation which supports the youth of Surrey and Lower Fraser Valley with financial aid and resources, while fostering relationships with the youth community.
In its seventh year of operation, the highly popular West Fine Art Show brought together a group of exceptionally talented western Canadian artists. Much of the art on display celebrated British Columbia’s western lifestyle.
Beautifully staged, the West Fine Art Show offered a soothing artistic ambiance accentuated by guitar music performed by John Gilliat and Rossi. The special Jeff Robinson display told his story. A new feature, this year, was an Emerging Young Artists display, featuring artwork of students who attend Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary. Also a Children’s Art Centre kept youngsters busy.
Shell was proud to support the art show again this year, and he won a raffle for the beautiful painting featured above painted by Brian Croft (Artist and host of The West Fine Art Show).
For more information about the West Fine Art Show and for a full list of featured artists, visit: www.westart.ca.