Ottawa, Ontario – Foothills MP John Barlow has invited artists and photographers from across his riding to submit their work to be included in the Foothills Gallery, an exhibit area in his Ottawa office which features the work of local artisans. As of February 2016, Ms. Tracy Burton is the new artist featured in the Foothills Gallery. Ms. Burton’s exhibit replaces the former exhibit of Fort Macleod artist, Ms. Marney Delver.
Tracy was inspired by her grandmother’s 1930’s era black and white photography. Taken in a time
when cameras were rare, those snapshots candidly revealed the essence of a place and a way of life that
no longer exists. The stories told within the old leather albums encouraged Tracy to document western
culture during her own lifetime. Her passion for the west, its beauty, lifestyle and history, is reflected in
those images. Like her grandmother, she is fortunate to live her life close to the land in the foothills of
Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.
Her fine art photography and paintings have been juried into the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show
and have also been chosen for a permanent art exhibit in Alberta’s Fish Creek Provincial Park. For more information about Ms. Burton, please visit: www.burtonphotoart.com
Foothills MP John Barlow shows the work of Priddis-area artist Tracy Burton, which will now be on exhibit in the Foothills Gallery in his Ottawa office.
“Our Foothills Gallery has become a popular area on Parliament Hill as parliamentarians, staff and dignitaries come and see the work of our talented Foothills artists,” said MP Barlow. “This has become an incredible showcase of southern Alberta artisans and I am honoured to have Ms. Burton’s outstanding work on exhibit.”
Ms. Burton also spoke about her decision to participate in the Foothills Gallery.
“It is an honour to have my work exhibited in John’s Ottawa office. I am grateful for the opportunity to share some of the beauty found in Alberta.”
After their exhibition in the Foothills Gallery in Ottawa, all artists are given the opportunity to offer their art to be given as gifts to dignitaries, to be sold, or to be sent back to the artist.
Artisans interested in this opportunity are asked to contact Mr. Barlow’s Ottawa office with the information listed below.