Artist Cory Conley's poster design celebrates The Royal's spirit of 'Farm fresh Fun'
TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has selected a winner in a poster competition to promote this year's fair.
Cory Conley of Melancthon, Ont., just north of Orangeville, took home top prize in the nation-wide contest with a colourful, stylized line painting she created of a horse, a cow, a sheep, a pig and a rooster.
Conley's artwork will be featured on posters and advertisements to promote the 92nd annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which runs November 7-16, 2014 at the Direct Energy Centre and Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.
"We were looking for a poster design that pays tribute to our long agricultural history but also shows that we are a contemporary Fair that resonates with people today," said Sandra Banks, CEO of The Royal. "The animals really are the stars of the show at The Royal and Cory managed to capture them beautifully in her artwork."
Cory, who works at a holistic equine and human wellness organization in Caledon, said the win is particularly special because her family entered livestock in competitions at The Royal for many years.
"I'm thrilled that my piece will be used by The Royal. It's really nice to be able to continue our family's connection with The Royal in a new way," she said. "To me, the painting is a happy tribute to our agricultural world and a celebration of farming."
The Royal invited artists across the country to submit art for the poster contest in any medium, including photographs, drawings, paintings and sculptures.
In addition to having her artwork showcased at a prestigious event that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, Cory wins two tickets to the Opening Night Reception and Royal Horse Show.
Four artists whose pieces were selected as runners up will receive two complimentary General Admission tickets to The Royal.
About The Royal:
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the world's largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian show. This year, The 92nd Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs November 7-16, 2014 in the Direct Energy Centre and Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. For competition schedules, live webcasting, results and to purchase tickets, please visit www.royalfair.org.
Image with caption: "Cory Conley's winning artwork in the Royal Poster Competition (CNW Group/Royal Agricultural Winter Fair)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141001_C1511_PHOTO_EN_6209.jpg
SOURCE: Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
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