20th Annual Encore Art Sale & Show
It’s hard to believe our juried art sale started over 20 years ago, and we’re going to celebrate! We have squeezed in a few more booths to maximize your arts experience, and give you more selection than ever. This year’s Feature Artist is Donna Spencer, whose unique slab formed ceramics will add an organic air and whimsy to your home. Donna will be speaking both days at 2pm about what inspired her in some of her creations. She constantly travels with a camera, and then interprets what she sees in clay, and the transformations can be incredible!
As an additional feature to enjoy, we are hosting an artist paint-off Friday night from 7 pm to 8pm. Five artists will paint an 18 x 24 piece in an hour! Sandy Roenspies, last year’s central Alberta Art Battle winner will be one of them. The competing artists will be spaced throughout Centennial Hall, so you can watch their paintings evolve as you visit the participating artists’ booths. All five paintings will go up for silent auction afterwards, with the funds going to the Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund.
While you’re here Friday night you can enjoy wine, brews, appetizers and specialty desserts and listen to Ryon Holmedal and Pete Christian. They will provide beautiful and expressive guitar and vocal sets for the evening. If you heard them last year, you don’t want to miss them this year either! Saturday we’ll Sip N’ Shop again from 2pm to 4pm, and then present the Arts Endowment Awards to the student winners from the Art Sale, and our major Arts Endowment Grants.
We are proud to host some of Central Alberta’s finest music students both days as they perform for you. (schedule to come) These young performers have mastered piano, cello, percussion, vocals, guitar, violin, viola etc. and some have earned positions in the Burman University Orchestra! Every hour a new musician or musicians will provide background music for your enjoyment.
Along with Feature Artist Donna Spencer, this year’s artist line-up includes: Larry Reese, Bonnie Luopa, Georgia Graham, Tracy Rehman-Shaw, Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt, & Dianna Sapara.