November 2019

Feature Artist

Anita Nawrocki  

North, South, East, West (set of 4) 8" x 8" each
Multimedia - Stamp Art

Message from the President

Hi everyone,

Well, it's that time of year again. Halloween pumpkins and goblins are morphing into Christmas ornaments and elves. I'm not sure why I'm so surprised as it happens every year - probably just because it seems to happen more quickly every year!

I would like to thank Sue Scott for all of her work as Exhibitions Chair and as First Vice President. As Exhibition Chair, she has developed relationships with several locations to provide yearly exhibiting opportunities for our members. Her dedication to the Exhibition Committee shines through at every exhibit. Yes, this means we are looking for someone to take over her duties as her health is causing her to take a break for a bit. Sue has laid all of the groundwork. The person replacing her is coming in to maintain already established shows. We also do have an opportunity for an art show at one of the City of Edmonton community centres. However, this will remain on hold until we have a volunteer willing to move this forward.

We had a wonderful demonstration of painting a portrait by Daphne Cote in October.  In November, we will be holding a critique so please remember to bring one or two paintings that evening for the critique. Edmonton pictures anyone?

We are slowly but continuously losing volunteers without seeming to be able to replace them. As a Society, we will need to re-evaluate our priorities and the primary focus of the Society. I will be bringing a list of activities offered by the Society in November. Everyone will be asked to rate the importance of those activities for them as a club member. This information will help us in the event we need to scale back.  At present we need people for the following areas:  Programs, Membership, Featured Artists and Workshops.  Again, all these positions can be shared and that makes it all the more fun.  Please consider stepping forward and volunteering to be the chairperson for one of these committees.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in November. Hopefully the roads will be clear and dry!


Patti Sorensen

November Program

Program: Critique - David Shkolny

Bring in up to 2 paintings as we will be having a critique by wonderful artist David Shkolny.   Work can be finished or not yet finished.  This is always such a great learning experience!


Alcohol Inks on Foil Workshop: Frances Pelletier - cancelled

This workshop was cancelled due to lack of registrations.

SWCA Exhibitions 2019 - 2020

Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre

5005-28 Ave. NW, EdmontonSat. Oct. 5 11:30 a.m. – Sat. Dec. 7, 2019

Take down Dec. 7 at 9:00 am -10:00 am. 

Misericordia Hospital Show Call for Entries:

Dec. 7 - Feb. 1, 202016940 - 87 Ave., Edmonton
Hanging will take place at 12:00 pm (noon) this year.

Dec. 4  at 6 p.m. is deadline for entry 

Members who can apply: Exhibiting, Associate, Signature status levels

Number of paintings needed for show: 40 - 60

Number of submissions allowed for each artist: Up to 3 pieces/artist for main hallway and 1 piece/artist for smaller works ($100 and under) for feature wall.

Commission structure: 20%

Submission Requirements:

Please send your entry information to the dedicated email for this show:

The following information must be in your email:

  • Artist's name
  • Phone
  • Title
  • Medium
  • Size (including frame)
  • Price
  • All artwork submitted must meet SWCA Exhibition Standards (click here)

Artists must participate in setup and takedown of the show unless they have made other arrangements.

Any questions about this show can be sent to

Café Blackbird

Mar. 29, 2020 –  Apr. 26, 2020

44 Capital Boulevard

May and June, 2020

Edmonton Art Book Project

Book Committee

This is another encouragement message for all members to get involved with this wonderful project.  We are getting there but don't quite have enough submissions yet.  Remember - work can be of any media (watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels, graphite, felt pens, conte, etc.)  And of any size!

We have lots of cityscape and river valley entries.  We need more work of iconic buildings, Edmonton sporting events (both amateur and professional), Festivals and Special events, Edmonton's special attractions, neighbourhoods and generally more paintings with people in them.

We realize that the holiday season is usually too busy to paint so we have extended the deadline for submissions to Leap Day - February 29, 2020.  We REALLY want the book ready to go to print by the beginning of May so that we can capture the summer tourist season.

If this goes well - we think the next project should be a book of paintings of Alberta!

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, November 11, Remembrance Day

Monday, December 9
Our annual potluck dessert and appetizer get-together! 
More information will be in the next newsletter.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Meetings begin at 7:00 pm

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