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ARTS SOCIETY

Promoting and encouraging artistic opportunities
and events for the enrichment of the general public.

2019 EVENTS:     ART SHOW & SALE   CANADIAN FILM DAY   DAYS OF YORE   ARTS FESTIVAL
Arts Festival | Art Show | Dance | Film & Video | Writers Circle | Music & Song | Handicrafts | Visual Art | Performance Art | Pottery | Landscape Art | Carving | Photography | Digital Art | Indigenous Art | Stained Glass | Pastels | Jewellery

DIDSBURY ART SHOW & SALE - WHAT A GREAT SHOW!!
The Mountain View Arts Society was pleased to host the 8th Annual Art Show & Sale at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo in April in Didsbury. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, this is the largest trade show between Airdrie and Red Deer in Central Alberta. Our 24 artists joined over 120 exhibitors on three ice surfaces and the community hall with over 4,000 people attending each year.

This was another fabulous show featuring so many wonderful local Canadian artists! Mark your calendars for the 2020 Art Show - 9th Annual - April 18 and 19!

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
When visitors entered our gallery, they were greeted by volunteers and artists, and given a "People's Choice" ballot. They walked around the exhibits, enjoying the beautiful pieces of art, People's Choice Award 2019then voted for their favourite.

The winner was announced at the end of the show on Sunday afternoon.

For the 5th year, Didsbury favourite artist was Gayle Kohut. Her painting, "Barn Patrol", received the most votes fromover 900 art ballots. Gayle specializes in watercolor, gouache and acrylic mediums, and says "is my farm life and all its miracles of nature that give me my inspiration for my paintings".

Previous People's Choice Recipients include:
2012 - Gayle Kohut, Didsbury
2013 - Gayle Kohut, Didsbury
2014 - Tammy Ryrie, Innisfail
2015 - Tammy Ryrie, Innisfail
2016 - Gayle Kohut, Didsbury
2017 - Jim Brown, Bowden
2018 - Gayle Kohut, Didsbury
2019 - Gayle Kohut, Didsbury

The dates for the 2020 Art Show & Sale are April 18 and 19. Mark your calendars today!

ARTISTS' WINDOW
We offer a comfortable space for an "Artist's Window". This popular area sheds light on the artistic process, how artists make art. Each artist has an opportunity to schedule a time when the public can watch them practice their craft, opening a window into the lives of artists as they go about their work.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, please contact Merrilee Anthony at 403-512-9888.

2020 ARTIST APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN DECEMBER
"A Brush with Art" Spring Art Show and Sale features visual artists and artisans from Mountain View County and the surrounding region. This is a Juried Gallery-style Show. All artists were asked to submit photos representative of their work.

2019 Terms & Conditions - (Check back for 2020's Art Show information in the fall.)
Application Form - Secure Online - The most efficient way
Application Form - For Mail or In-Person

LOOK WHO CAME IN 2019!

Elsie Archer - Featured Artist

Bill Anthony
Jim Brown
Delree Dumont
Christina Ekman
Janice Gallant
Lance Ghostkeeper
Jamie Hoey
Wendell Kapay
Gayle Kohut
Natasha Kramer
Marla Lawlor
Karen Pedersen
Brett Peterson
Fjell Schott
Melany Sealy
John Smythe
Verone Solilo
Julia Steffes
Cliff Thompson
Kim Thompson
Yvonne Werkmann
Vern Wilshusen
Shirin Yamolky

Click here to see more pictures on our Facebook page.

Photo from the 2019 Art Show & Sale.

Photo from the 2019 Art Show & Sale.

Photo from the 2019 Art Show & Sale.

ART SHOW LOCATION
Didsbury Memorial Complex
1702 - 21 Avenue

ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC
Admission to the Art Show, Pancake Breakfast, and all entertainment is
included with your trade show admission

Want to buy something at the show? We accept cash, VISA, MasterCard, Debit, and personal cheques with two pieces of identification. 100% of any art sales go directly to the individual artist(s).

Supporting arts, culture & heritage in Carstairs, Cremona, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre and the surrounding Central Alberta communities between Red Deer and Calgary.
Logo designed by Lyle Schulz. Venues sponsored by the Town of Didsbury. Stay overnight at the Rosebud Valley Campground at the east entrance to Didsbury. The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. Situated where the foothills of the Canadian Rockies meet the fertile plains, Mountain View County is in the heart of Alberta's Calgary - Edmonton corridor. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts provides support to arts organizations, giving them the power to inspire minds, encourage expression, foster creativity, and contribute to Alberta's economy. The Mountain View Arts Society is proud to be a Partner with Alberta's Promise.
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