The B.C. Wildlife Federation (BCWF) is excited to announce that Laura Levitsky has been selected as its 2015 Artist of the Year for her beautiful work “A Quiet Repose” (see attached image). Laura’s painting is a calming, peaceful vision of a heron in a peaceful wetland labndscape. A jury selected three finalists from over 30 submissions to the annual competition, which were voted on by delegates at the BCWF AGM & Convention.
Laura Levitsky – 2015 Artist of the Year
Laura Levitsky is quickly gaining a solid reputation as a recommended emerging artist to watch. She is a nature artist, inspired by British Columbia’s landscape, wildlife and landmarks. There is a great amount of time and energy invested in each painting as Laura, in no way neglects the smallest of detail. Laura is an outdoor enthusiast, and never goes anywhere without her sketch book and camera equipment. Whether it’s the research of her subjects that take her on her outdoor excursions, or her outdoor excursions that take her to her subjects, Laura’s field studies allow her to recreate the natural settings of her subjects.
Laura grew up in Saskatchewan and moved to British Columbia in 1989. Although she painted and sketched throughout her elementary and high school years, it wasn’t until the fall of 1999 that she settled into her passion for painting. Laura began building a portfolio, became a self-published artist in 2003, she is an Active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has had work featured in numerous shows across BC as well as participated in National exhibitions and competitions. Laura’s prints can be found in private collections across Canada and the United States.
BCWF Artist of the Year Program
BCWF’s Artist of the Year Program was established in 1992 with the goal of selecting an artist whose work exhibits the beauty of B.C.’s fish, wildlife and habitats. The sale of these limited edition art prints continues to support BCWF conservation projects throughout the province while also recognizing the talent of B.C. artists.
Applications for Artist of the Year 2016 are due February 28, 2015
Artist of the Year Guidelines and Submission Form
Please send your submissions to
Attention: Artist of the Year
c/o BCWF Programs
B.C. Wildlife Federation
101-9706 188th Street
Surrey, BC V4N 3M2
Or electronically, to: