March - The Gilded Rabbit will be showing what's new in the world of Art Supplies
April - Jean Peter's mini 1-hour workshop - Painting the Perfect Pine Tree
May - Critique
June - Pushing Boundaries 2020 – Where art and innovation meet
Members can send in suggestions for possible programs. If you know of an interesting topic we should hear about, or a talented artist we could learn from - please send it in!
SWCA Exhibitions 2019 - 2020
The Cafe Blackbird Show
Set up - Sunday, March 29 at 4:15 pm
Take down - Sunday, April 26 at 4:00 - 4:10 pm
5005-28 Ave. Edmonton
Allen Gray Continuing Care Center Show
Set up - Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 am
Take down - June 6 from 9:00 - 10:00 am
Edmonton Book Committee News
Carol Pylypow has been very hard at work putting together the listings of what we have received so far. Attached to this newsletter is a listing of those pieces and here is what Carol has to say: "Any that didn’t have titles I used my descriptions of what was in the art. SO please tell the artists to verify that their name and the title of the artwork is correct for publication. Remind them that the title is important as that is all that will be included with the photo of the artwork for the judges to see".
At the January meeting we showed the group several proposed page layouts and the crowd that was there was very impressed. This is getting exciting!! With the deadline coming fast, we need to mention that we almost have too many river valley scenes. What the book committee feels we do need is artwork of is the:
- Folk Festival
- Whyte Avenue Art Walk
- Ice Castle
- Heritage Festival
- Government House
- St. Joseph Basilica
- Flatiron Building (Triangle Building)
- Borden Park Building & sculptures
- Telus Balls on Whitemud Freeway
- West Edmonton Mall Inside attractions
- Whyte Avenue iconic buildings - Princess Theatre, Train Station, Strathcona Hotel, etc.
- Cultural Roadway Arches
- Valley Zoo, John Janzen Nature Centre, Fort Edmonton log buildings
- University of Alberta
- Jubilee Auditorium
- Edmonton Hospitals
- Close-up of Macdonald Hotel - just to name a few.
To the members who have put in artwork of the river valley that does not show the city in any way, please consider doing another piece that has one of the above subjects. It will make for a much more interesting book overall. To make sure not everyone does the same building from this list, please let us know which one you are doing, and we'll keep a list to let other members know.
Remember - if there is only one painting of a certain building, it will almost definitely make it into the book. Everyone who sent in paintings of the river valley will have some stiff competition!
Please remember it can be of any medium and of any style.
Deadline is February 29, 2020. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next book committee meeting will be Friday, February 21 at Signworks Plus 15607-100A Avenue. Please RSVP if you plan to attend to 780-489-1028.
Click here for a list of paintings received so far.
If you don’t see your work listed, please contact Carol P. at email@example.com.
This will be the section where members can announce their upcoming shows or any other artistic points of interest to the rest of the membership. Please have submissions in before the last week of each month to firstname.lastname@example.org. Newsletters usually go out within the first week of each month.
The Art Society of Strathcona County
The Art Society of Strathcona County has opened registration for its 5th Annual Hidden Treasures Art Studio Tour. This event, taking place on June 20 - 21, 2020, is a self-guided tour of Strathcona County artists' home studios which is free to the public. It has a loyal following, a proven track record and last year attracted huge crowds of art lovers from across the Capital Edmonton region! If you are an artist interested in participating in this event, please read the detailed information sheet on the Studio Tour Registration Page at www.artstrathcona.com/studio-tour. If you have any questions contact Norma Callicott at email@example.com. Registration closes on February 29, 2020.
Orchid Fair: Art Exhibition and Competition 2020
The Orchid Society of Alberta is once again inviting artist of all ages (youths, adults and seniors), of all abilities (amateur and professional) to submit 2D and 3D orchid art for display and judging, to our annual orchid show and sale. The main focus of your piece must be an orchid(s). The Orchid Fair 2020 will be held at the Holes Enjoy Centre in St. Albert, between Friday, March 27 and Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Registration forms and regulations will be made available early in the new year at various art supply stores and art schools.
You may also check www.orchidsalberta.com for updates. Please notify J. Auschrat at 780-484-4290 or at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 23, 2020 if you intend to submit an orchid art piece for show and judging.
The Orchid Society of Alberta would like to thank the members of SWCA for their continued support!
The Loft Gallery and Gift Shop of the Art Society of Strathcona reopens February 1 on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm at the Ottewell Centre. 590 Broadmoor Blvd., Sherwood Park. New beautiful artist-made gifts and artwork from member artists! www.artstrathcona.com or email@example.com.
Monday, February 10
Monday, March 9
Monday, April 20
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm