Marilynne Magistab sits with other artists at the art show on April 7. Photo by Robin Grant

Annual Art Show and Sale gives local artists exposure

Event took place April 6 to 7 at the Ponoka Drop-In Centre

For artist Marilynne Magistab, Ponoka’s annual Art Show and Sale is a chance to gain exposure.

“It displays the talent that our community has and it gives artists an opportunity to put their work out there,” she said.

The event took place on April 6 and 7 at the Ponoka Drop-In Centre.

“Artists can see their work on display and the public can come and see it and have a nice show.”

Magistab said she generally paints watercolour landscapes and nature but admits she doesn’t do people.

“You meet your friends here and get a chance to visit and it’s kind of nice.”

Ponoka artist Tracy Rehman-Shaw agrees.

“Hopefully, you can get more interest in people wanting to buy your work.”

She draws in a variety of mediums and subjects, often with a western theme. In 2017, she was the featured artist at the show and sale.

How much art is sold depends on the year, she said.

“It definitely not going to sell while it’s sitting in your house so you have to get out there for the public to see.”

Sandra Bingeman, who also had her art on display, organized the event.

In recent years, the goal has been to see increased attendance at the show.

She said she is happy with the turnout, which she guesses to have been roughly 100 people on Saturday.

In addition to viewing and buying artwork, attendees could participate in painting, pottery and woodwork workshops and have the chance to win door prizes.

Just Posted

Ice issue forces postponement of Stamps game

Big chunk of ice exposes concrete, officials halt game in third period

Still time to get in on Santa’s Anonymous

PSC program taking registrations until Dec. 12

Workout challenge more than doubles fundraising goal

Group takes in more than $13,000 for KidSport Ponoka

Metal recycler gets support for rezoning application

Ponoka County council not unanimous on decision

RCMP deal with snow-related incidents

The police in Ponoka were a busy bunch as December showed how… Continue reading

VIDEO: Merriam-Webster declares ‘they’ its 2019 word of the year

Declared word of year based on a 313-per-cent increase in look-ups on the company’s search site

Alberta premier opens war room to promote ‘truth’ about energy industry

Effort includes a $2.5-million public inquiry into foreign funding of anti-oil advocacy groups

Feds urge Air Canada to fix booking problems as travel season approaches

The airline introduced the new reservation system more than three weeks ago

Almost 14,000 Canadians killed by opioids since 2016: new national study

17,000 people have been hospitalized for opioid-related poisoning

Thunberg ‘a bit surprised’ to be Time ‘Person of the Year’

‘I could never have imagined anything like that happening,’ she said in a phone interview

Toronto Raptors, Don Cherry top the list of Canadians’ Google searches in 2019

‘Champions’ was the theme of the last year, Google said

Day parole revoked for man who strangled wife, buried body in their Calgary home

Parole Board revoked Allan Shyback’s day parole after he had sex with a massage parlour worker

Alberta plans to reduce surgery wait-times by building operating rooms, using private clinics

Health minister says goal is to have 80,000 more surgeries done over the next 3 1/2 years

Sylvan Lake woman charged with fraud over $500,000

Rimbey RCMP launched an investigation in July 2019 with the suspect turning herself in on Aug. 30

Most Read