The Wetaskiwin Art Club Annual Show and Sale on November 3rd, 2012 displayed 68 original works of art in the Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum for the public to enjoy. The event is organized by the Club to help local emerging and established artists show and sell their work; to celebrate the work of existing artists and cultivate new ones. Twenty exhibitors from Wetaskiwin, Millet, Camrose, Red Deer and Pigeon Lake displayed approximately 68 works of art. A new category this year included photography mounted on canvas. Visitors to the show had the opportunity to cast their vote for their 3 favorite works of art and participate in a silent auction.
The event had more focus on ‘showing’ than ‘selling’. President of the Club, Judy Dancey explained, “We are not so worried about selling our artwork (at the Show and Sale), but if we do, that is a bonus. More important to us is having people see our work and for the Club to be involved in the community”. The event usually results in sales of 5-6 pieces.
The Club is very active in the community. “We hold our meetings every second Wednesday in the Allied Arts and Craft Centre, from September to November and February to May. We have classes, the Show and Sale, participate in the Ag and Arts Festival, are involved with the Allied Arts and Craft Centre and display at the Farmers Market.” The Club has 40 members of which several are life members. A core group of about 20 are the driving force behind the day-to-day activities of the Club.
If you are interested in learning more about art or becoming a member, attend a meeting in the Arts and Craft Centre. Annual membership is a modest $20 entitling members to participate in the classes, shows and other related activities.