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.

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