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Didsbury Art Show & Sale - Look Who's Coming in 2017!

Diane M. Anderson | Bill Anthony | Elsie Archer | Jim Brown | Osi Cruz-Lahtinen | Delree Dumont | Christina Ekman
Vern Gray | Ken Hoehn | Michelle Houston | Gayle Kohut | Marla Lawlor | Ashley Leggette | Brett Peterson
Robin Rohl | John Smythe | Maria Toews | Cliff Thompson

Please check back as we will be adding more artists right up until show time!

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If you are an artist and would like to be juried into our Art Show, please Complete the Application Form here.

Diane M. Anderson
Diane's work in sculpture and painting truly come from within. She creates very limited edition bronze sculptures for collections worldwide. Diane is confident in a variety of subjects for her sculptures and paintings. She enjoys wildlife, western, children, and of course equine sculptures. Her studio/gallery is located near Cremona.

Diane will be showcasing in the Artist's Window.

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Come see Diane M. Anderson's bronze sculptures at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Diane M. Anderson's bronze sculptures at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Bill Anthony
When Bill was introduced to stained glass, it consumed him. He started designing his own projects and experimenting with many other forms of glass. He couldn't put it down. He retired from teaching and moved from Winnipeg to Didsbury, opening a storefront studio, where he spends each day creating. He loves how light, natural and artificial, brings three dimensional life to pieces of flat glass.

Bill will be showcasing in the Artist's Window.

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Come see Bill Anthony's stained glass work at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Bill Anthony's stained glass work at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Elsie Archer
Born into an artistic and musical family, Elsie was encouraged to both sing and paint. It was recognized early that she had a singular interest in art and she was encouraged to pursue it. She moved to the small rural town of Didsbury where she nursed, studied art, married and raised a family of three. She began teaching art in 1976, and teaches to this very day. Teaching encourages her to keep abreast of new techniques. She is a member of theWellspring Visual Art Network ,and the Canadian Federation of Artists, both Calgary and Vancouver chapters. Her work can be seen Different Strokes Gallery in Olds.

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Come see Elsie Archer's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Elsie Archer's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Jim Brown
Jim has always been inspired by most everything related to the arts, especially visual arts. Having lived in Alberta his entire life reflects in the subjects of most of his paintings: barbed wire, back roads and rusty old trucks all under a never ending sky are usually painted on my canvas. The past couple of years have proven to be very productive with commission pieces, Art Battles and trying new things on the canvas to grow as an artist. Jim was last year's winner of the Olds Art Battle.

Jim will be showcasing in the Artist's Window.

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Come see Jim Brown's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Jim Brown's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Osi Cruz-Lahtinen
Born in Mexico City and an Architect and Youth Minister by profession, Osi initiated her love for Art at an early age. As she learned different media and technics, once in university, she started to develop her bold style, experimenting with different art media learning about art and being exposed to the masterpieces of Mexican artists and other geniuses. Her Art work is a combination of her experiences, spirituality, love for life and values expressed in the bold use of different media. The vibrant colours and texture in her paintings connect her to her roots in Mexico. She lives now in Innisfail, Alberta, with her husband and her new Art Inspirations her children.

Osi will be showcasing in the Artist's Window.

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Come see Osi Cruz-Lahtinen's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Osi Cruz-Lahtinen's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Delree Dumont
Delree Dumont is a First Nation woman whose family is from Onion Lake Cree Nation. She left after 32 years in the oil and gas to persue her artistic endeavours full time. Her style is called pointillism and paints using acrylics. She recently opened a Native Art Gallery in Didsbury that showcases not only her art work, but other aboriginal artisans, designers and crafters. Delree also sits on the Board of the Mountain View Arts Society.

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Come see Delree Dumont's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Delree Dumont's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Christina Ekman
Christina was born in East Central Alberta and lived and farmed and owned and operated florist shop and greenhouse and garden center as well as 3 acres of cut flowers for 26 years. She moved to this area to be closer to the arts communities. Christina works mostly in acrylic and watercolour, subjects being rural and nature with an emphasis on period paintings.

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Come see Christina Ekman's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Christina Ekman's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Vern Gray
Vern is an emerging artist from Didsbury. His current work features acrylic paintings inspired from his experiences traveling and spending time outdoors. Vern's paintings are expressive interpretations of his photography work. He uses technology as a stepping stone, playing with imagery prior to painting. Vern has instructed art for the past 22 years, and currently teaches art in Airdrie.

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Come see Vern Gray's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Vern Gray's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Ken Hoehn
Ken Hoehn's images of nature simply present viewers with a powerful, inspirational interpretation. His unique collection is the result of a deep, persevering pursuit of the rarest moments in the wilderness, and superb mastery of the camera in those moments. See those moments! Share the passion! Live the art!

Ken is our Featured Artist for 2017.

He also has published four books: "Time, Light and Luck", "The Stories of a Wanderer", "Secrets of the Earth", "Alberta Wild", and a children's book, "When I was Little and If I was Big".

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Come see Ken Hoehn's photography at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Ken Hoehn's photography at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Michelle Houston
Michelle was an animator for over 25 years. She now creates needle felted animals as well as drawings and paintings. She recently moved to Acme from Ontario and has been excited to get involved in the art community.

Michelle will be showcasing in the Artist's Window.

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Come see Michelle Houston's art at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Michelle Houston's art at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Gayle Kohut
It is her farm life and all its miracles of nature that give Gayle inspiration for her paintings. She likes to portray the details of agriculture, rural people, livestock, and wildlife for other people to enjoy and appreciate. Gayle specializes in watercolour, gouache and acrylic mediums. Come visit her in her home studio to discuss a commission you are considering or just to view her work. The pot is always on.

Gayle won the People's Choice Award at "A Brush With Art" Art Show & Sale in 2012, 2013, and 2016.

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Come see Gayle Kohut's art at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Gayle Kohut's art at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Marla Lawlor
Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, Marla's passion was working with and showing horses. She competed internationally and was inducted in the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. The only thing she has found that matches her passion with horses is art. As an amateur artist, Marla works primarily with acrylic, but no medium is off-limits, as she likes to learn different techniques to apply to her paintings.
Come see Marla Lawlor's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Marla Lawlor's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Ashley Leggette
Ashley is a 32 year old, single mom who runs her own housecleaning company. She loves music and art, and has lived in Didsbury the past four years. Recently, Ashley has chosen to focus more on her art, and getting her name out there. We are very pleased to have her in our show.

Ashley will be showcasing in the Artist's Window.

Come see Ashley Leggette's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Ashley Leggette's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Brett Peterson
Brett Heidi has experienced both city and rural life which has contributed to her inspirations in developing her own painting style. She is passionate in continuing to investigate how the perception of colour is affected by light. She enjoys completing a project that emphasizes her own appreciation for a particular subject. Brett Heidi and her husband Jose now live in Olds where she continues to paint and reach out for new opportunities. She has experience with painting in oil and watercolour but recently prefers acrylic. Since 2001 she has accepted commissions to sketch portraits of people and animals. Her art is among collections in Canada, United States, Mexico, South Africa, and New Zealand.

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Come see Brett Heidi Peterson's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Brett Heidi Peterson's paintings at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Robin Rohl
Robin Rohl is a certified Paverpol teacher and has been teaching workshops to students for 5 years. The Nanton Art Gallery and the Leighton Art Center are some of the places that have had Robin's art displayed. Robin attends many local art shows throughout the year and enjoys meeting new emerging artists. Robin is a returning artist in Black Diamond's Cultivation of Art and will also be participating in the Didsbury Arts Festival this September. Robin also enjoys doing commissions and bringing another person's vision to life. Robin is the Secretary of the Mountain View Arts Society.

Robin will be showcasing in the Artist's Window.

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Come see Robin Rohl's artwork at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Robin Rohl's artwork at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
John Smythe
John Smythe is a self developed artist. In the mid 1980s he began a serious interest in wood turning which he continues to develop. Early civilizations made vessels for practical use. Vessels display the beautiful grain within the wood. Decorated wood turning is relatively new and has now become an artist's medium, while retaining the beauty of the wood itself. John enjoys experimenting with different mediums to create works of art.

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Come see John Smythe's artwork at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see John Smythe's artwork at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Maria Toews
Maria Toews grew up in Alberta. She predominantly paints with acrylic and draws with chalk and charcoal. Her works are often sketched portraits or landscapes. In 2012 Maria completed her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Messiah College in Pennsylvania with a minor in studio art. She held a solo exhibition in Harrisburg, PA entitled 'The Big Picture' in 2014. Maria is represented in private collections throughout the Eastern States and Alberta. She recently quit her day job in order to pursue art full time. Maria lives in Didsbury.
Come see Maria Toews's artwork at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Maria Toews's artwork at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
Cliff Thompson
After a 36 year career in the gas transmission business, Cliff Thompson retired and built a winter home in Mesa, Arizona. It was there when he first saw the art of Intarsia. He was immediately hooked. Since that time Cliff has devoted countless hours in perfecting the art of Intarsia and has enjoyed the many challenges. Throughout the years he has created wonderful pieces and continues to enjoy and learn more. His intarsia is displayed in Arizona, Wyoming, New Mexico, Washington, Texas, Ontario, New Brunswick, all the way to Japan. Cliff and his wife Agnes moved to Didsbury where he built a wonderful workshop to continue his art of Intarsia.

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Come see Cliff Thompson's work at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017. Come see Cliff Thompson's work at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo, April 8 and 9, 2017.
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