SWCA e-newsletter

Keeping Members Informed

September 2018

Featured Artist

Nancy Sorensen

Music Festival - Arylic


Message From the President

It's the start of another SWCA year and I hope all of you have had a wonderful, full summer season.  

We are jumping right back into action by having our ART SUPPLY GARAGE SALE that was cancelled in June due to inclement weather.  This time it's going rain or shine because the church has allowed us to move it indoors should the weather be testy again. It's happening Monday, September 10 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Please share an invite to all your facebook friends to come and take advantage of this unique sale!  Tons of books, slightly used paints, brushes, portfolios, frames, etc, will be going for fantastic pricing. The sales from the SWCA tables (donated items and library books) will go directly to helping the library expand with brand new books & DVD's.  

Should you still want to have your own table to sell art supplies, please contact me ASAP at 780.489.1028.  Let's clear out those overflowing closets and help others enjoy the world of art!  

We need volunteers to help make this event a success. Please email me at signworksplus86@gmail.com if you are able to help with set-up/tear-down or manning a SWCA table (there will be a few of these).

We are also hosting ART-A-FAIR 2018 and our annual Membership Drive!  The fair will be a smaller version of what has happened in the past but still important to start our year off in a fun way. Bring a friend (or friends) and here is a chance to find out about all the parts of SWCA, of volunteer opportunities, a chance to visit with fellow artists catching up with summer happenings, and the most important activity... making your own ice cream sundae!!  This is a mini fund-raiser so bring an extra $5 to enjoy this tasty dessert. Members bringing a friend will get both names entered for a wonderful prize(s).

September means it's membership renewal time again. If you have not paid your membership online yet, or prefer to pay in person, you have the opportunity to pay your membership fee at this meeting.  Should the area of Membership interest you, Arlene would love to have a couple volunteers help her man the table this night. Please contact me if you can help.

Well that about does it. I really look forward to seeing you September 10 and remember to help us advertise the garage sale by telling all your artsy friends!!

SWCA Workshops



Instructor: Jani Galarneau

Sunday, September 30, 2018 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Signworks Plus 15607-100A Ave NW, Edmonton


$65.00 per person (SWCA members) / $75.00 per person (non-members)

We will be exploring the amazing world of mixed media. With completion of this class you will have either a mixed media flower study or a landscape.

Students need to bring:

Apron, paint brushes of various sizes, at least 1 fine bush for detail work (for acrylic paint), Acrylic paint , 1 thin black or white pen ( Faber Castell artist pen), blow dryer, 1 - 16x20 canvas or wood panel, liguitex medium matte gel. Also bring an easel!

Students are encouraged to bring any papers, cardboard or other items they would like to use. The instructor will have lots of papers and other items for the students to use also.

Please bring a drink and a snack as this is a 4 hr class.

To REGISTER for this workshop:

Email Nancy Sorensen (click here) with your contact information. Please include the name of this workshop in your email.

Upon confirmation of your acceptance:

Mail your cheque to Society of Western Canadian Artists, c/o 15607 - 100A Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB  T5P 0L5 

OR cheques/cash can be brought to a SWCA monthly meetings prior to the workshop. 

Please make cheques payable to Society of Western Canadian Artists. 

If the workshop is full, you can ask to be added to a waiting list in case there is a cancellation.

Upcoming Meetings

September 10, 2018

October 15, 2018  (third Monday)

November 12, 2018

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm

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