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ARTS SOCIETY

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

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DIDSBURY ART SHOW & SALE - APRIL 1 & 2, 2023
Artists' Window | People's Choice | Emerging Artists

AND IN 2022:
Featured Artist | Look Who Came!

Click here to download our poster, then print and put on your fridge or in your office staff room.Since 2012, the Mountain View Arts Society has been pleased to present "A Brush with Art", Show & Sale as part of the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo. With the Chamber's cancellation of the trade show, the 2022 Art Show was a stand-alone event. It was held in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Didsbury Memorial Complex. Volunteers were excited about the prospects of this independent art show.

While the 2020 and 2021 versions were also cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mountain View Arts Society was optimistic that 2022 would bring another fabulous show featuring many wonderful Central Alberta artists - and we did! We all know the importance of the visual arts to our well-being and were excited to be presenting artists and their work to the community.

2022 ARTIST APPLICATIONS CLOSED!
"A Brush with Art" Spring Art Show and Sale features visual artists from Mountain View County and the surrounding region. A highlight for the artists is the opportunity it provides to network with each other, as well as meet prospective clients. This is a Juried Gallery-style Show. All artists were asked to submit photos representative of their work upon application, and we had a wonderful group of talented artists at the 2022 Show!

ARTISTS' WINDOW
We offer a comfortable space for two "Artist's Windows". 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. The schedule will be posted during the Show.

In 2022, three artists participated: Bill Anthony, Christina Ekman, and Doug Sawka.

Wood turner, John Smythe, at the 2021 Mountain View Arts Festival in Didsbury.MEET OUR FEATURED ARTIST - JOHN SMYTHE
Owner of Creative Woodworks, artist John Smythe is a self developed craftsman who likes to read, observe and learn how the world class wood turners and wood workers pursue their craft. He has been practicing the artistic medium of woodturning for 35 years, and is very excited to be our Featured Artist this year.

John finds that while decorated wood turning is relatively new as an artist's medium, he loves the way wood turning retains the beauty of the wood itself. John has shown his work as a juried artist in many shows and has demonstrated for the Central Alberta Woodturners Guild. You might also remember him from the 2021 Mountain View Arts Festival - one of the most popular artists at that show.

Over the years John has made plant stands, magazine racks, baby cradles, desks, an armoire, jewelry boxes, toys and jewelry for his grandchildren and workbenches and cabinets for his shop. He continues to enjoy these pursuits.

Beautiful Wood turning work by artist John Smythe, at the 2021 Mountain View Arts Festival in Didsbury.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
When visitors enter our gallery, they are greeted by volunteers and artists, and given a "People's Choice" ballot. Walk around the exhibits, enjoy the beautiful pieces of art, then vote for your favourite.

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

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
2022 - Kristen Federchuk, Calgary

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

Click here to see who's coming to the 2022 Art Show and Sale in Didsbury.
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ART SHOW LOCATION
Multi-Purpose Room
Didsbury Memorial Complex
1702 - 21 Avenue
HOURS: 10 am - 5 pm both days

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

Emerging High School Artists
NEW FOR 2022!
SHOWCASING AREA HIGH SCHOOL ART STUDENTS

We were excited to introduce a new feature to the 2022 "A Brush with Art" Art Show and Sale - an area totally devoted to Emerging Artists from the area's high schools. This area featured the creative and varied work of visual artists from a wide range of backgrounds and styles of work.

Our 2022 Emerging Artists!
Davina Merritt - stained glass
Belle Piche - watercolour & gouache
Wilber Lowry - Ink pens
Eden Knudson - oil on canvas
Syrscha Holz - acrylics

A sample of work by Syrscha Holz, one of our 2022 Emerging Artists.

Sample of work from Janice Anderson of Didsbury.

Sample of work from Patti Simoneau of Olds.

Sample of work from Elsie Archer of Didsbury

Click here to see more 2022 Art Show pictures on our Facebook page.

2022 Terms & Conditions
2022 Application Form

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.
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