This is the beginning of a new day.
You have been given this day to use as you will.
You can waste it or use it for good.
What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.

When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind.
Let it be something good.

- Anon -

The Newfoundland and Labrador arts community has lost one of its strongest voices. Sadly, visual artist Tina Dolter passed suddenly after a brief illness on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

Tina was co-founder of the League of Artists of Western Newfoundland (LAWN), serving as its first president. Tina’s beautiful spirit touched hundreds of friends and acquaintances. The members, executive committee and board of directors of LAWN will dearly miss her.

Tina made the world a better place through her tireless volunteering, her contribution to visual and performing arts and her dedication to the community. Most importantly, though, Tina was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.

Tina was a graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Memorial University of Newfoundland Grenfell Campus, where she received an award of excellence for her outstanding accomplishments. She was renowned for her talents as a portrait artist, having received international acclaim for her "Sensuality of the Maturing Woman" exhibition. She was also chair of the Association of Cultural Industries and served on the organizing committee for the 2009 East Coast Music Awards, winning an honorary ECMA as Volunteer of the Year.

Her life was cut short, but she has left a long legacy behind. LAWN extends its deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved her.