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Jay Bouwmeester - The Painting of Jay - 2001
Kevin Nastiuk

Curtis Joseph

" Jay"

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
Joe Versikaitis.
300 Limited Edition Prints. $100.00 CDN.

Quote from the past


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 Draft.

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) 526-2666


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