- The Painting of
his is a 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas painting
of Jay Bouwmeester
of the Medicine Hat Tigers
Copyright by Joe Versikaitis
Original owned by The Medicine Hat Tigers hockey Club of the W.H.L.
All prints signed by Jay Bouwmeester and
300 Limited Edition Prints. $100.00 CDN.
TIGERS EDUCATION FUND
UNVEILS FUND RAISING PROGRAM
Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Medicine Hat, AB - Education in hockey has
been brought to the forefront today with the Medicine Hat Tigers
unveiling a new fund raising project for the Medicine Hat Tigers
Education Fund Society.
The Tigers commissioned Joe Versikaitis of Brooks, AB to do an
acrylic portrait painting on canvas of Tigers' defenseman Jay
Bouwmeester during the summer. A limited edition print of the
painting will be sold with 100% of the proceeds going to the
Medicine Hat Tigers Education Fund Society. A total of 300
prints will be made and will sell for $99.95 each.
"When I met Joe last year and saw his portfolio of sport
portraits, I knew we had a very talented artist living in our
backyard," said Tigers' director of marketing and public
relations Dave Andjelic. "Joe's NHL portraits are very
impressive and at the time, I was looking for another fund
raising project for our education fund. I realized Joe's work
would be a perfect fit for us."
"Jay Bouwmeester is the one of the highest profile player in all
of junior hockey," Andjelic said. "As soon as I saw Joe's work,
I knew we had the ideal subject, in Jay, for Joe's next
portrait. We have a tremendous opportunity here to raise in
excess of $30,000.00 for our education fund".
The Tigers will auction off the original artwork on eBay, the
leading Internet auction website, following the 2002 NHL Entry
Bernie Leahy of Sutton Group - Medicine Hat has stepped forward
in sponsoring this fund raising project and the Tigers would
like to thank Bernie for his involvement.
Prints will be available for sale at the Tigers store during all
home games and at the Tigers office on non-game days. The print
will also be available for sale on the Tigers on-line store
later this month.
For further information please contact:
Dave Andjelic, director of marketing and public relations (403)
Joe and Jay
Jay signs prints
Jay Bouwmeester, I am the skinny guy
in the middle and
Bernie Leah ( Print sponsor )
Photograph of Jay Bouwmeester used in this painting was taken by
Joe Versikaitis, Medicine Hat, Alberta
All works are under the Canadian Copyrights Law.
Any reproduction in part or whole without the
written consent is strictly prohibited