EVENT CANCELLED-21st Annual Encore Art Sale & Show

It’s going to be an amazing two days of fibre, stained glass, wood, metals, paintings, ceramics, photography, music and more! Visit the Lacombe Memorial Centre located at 5214 – 50th Ave in the heart of Lacombe’s historic downtown.  As always, we’ll have live music, great appetizers, brews and wines. It’s a great two days for the entire family, and thanks to Vesta Energy’s partnership with us, admission is by donation to support the Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund.

Our Feature Artist is Margaret Blank, a textile artist from central Alberta whose use of fabric, thread, paint and other fibres creates stunning dimensional works. And as you can see, Marg has lots of fun!  Marg will be speaking at 2pm each day and her topic will be:

“It’s Not a Hot Pad…or a Cushion Cover!”
• From knitting to embroidery to sewing (garments) to quilts;
• This is a quilt? (from bed quilts to…art quilts);
• studies and qualifications;
• SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates);
• early work;
• Core of the Matter:
• How I work now:
• Landscapes;
• Experiments;
• Spirit pieces;
• Statement pieces:
• Political statements;
• Mark on the Body

The Artist’s Paint-off
It’s so much fun to watch artists in action! Starting at 7pm on Friday evening, you’ll be able to watch several of our artists as they create a painting from start to finish in an hour! Yes, just one hour! Once complete, the paintings will be put up for silent auction with the funds going to support the Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund.

Endowment Fund Presentations
Saturday at 4pm, join us as committee members and special supporters present the Student Art Awards to those whose works were selected during the student art competition. Four $250 awards, and four $100 awards will be presented: The Jan Holoboff Junior High School Art Award, The Charlie Donald Memorial High School Art Award, The Dustin Peers Memorial Drawing Award, and the Three Dimensional Art Award.
Awards will also be presented to those whose submissions for Arts Endowment Grants were selected by the Arts Endowment Committee in April of 2020.

Many thanks to our Partners – we couldn’t do this without your support!




Friday, April 24th 1pm-9pm

Feature Artist Talk 2pm-2:30pm
Craft Beer Tasting 5pm-8pm
Artist Paint Off 7pm-8pm

Saturday, April 25th 11pm-5pm

Feature Artist Talk 2pm-2:30pm
Sip’n Shop 2pm-4pm
Endowment Art Awards 4pm

Lacombe Memorial Centre

Who else is coming you ask?

-Arne Handley – functional hand thrown pottery

-Gordon Hiebert – panorama photography

-Georgia Graham – pastels, acrylic paintings, and childrens books

-Charmed Beads – lampwork glass beads and jewelry

-Dianna Sapara – encaustic (wax) paintings

-Maxine Whitehead – luxurious nuno felted wearable art

-Sharon Johnston – simplified interpretive acrylic on canvas

-Pat Matheson – functional and decorative raku fired ceramics

-Lacombe Art Guild – various styles and mediums of paintings

-Vibrance Wool Art –felted imagery created from wool and specialty fibres

-Linda McBain Cuyler – free motion machine stitched landscapes & gardens

-Silk Concepts – luxurious painted silks

-Marlene Kallstrom Barritt – watercolors and ink

-Parlby Creek Brushketeers – paintings using various mediums

-Ponoka Pottery Guild –functional and decorative ceramics

-Sandra Bingeman – paintings using various mediums

-The B Nest Studios – watercolors, childrens books…

-Janet Heigh –woodburning & painting on mixed mediums

-Ken Hawtin – turned wood vessels

-Maryann Noman – paintings, gourds & copper

-Eleri Creations – copper, silver & brass jewelry & ornaments

-Bonnie Snair – stained glass set in live edge wood

-Phoebe Dortman – intarsia wood

-Candice Meyer – sterling silver jewelry & art

-Corinne Anderton –mixed media paintings

-Phyllis Obst – non-traditional 2 & 3D works, charcoal, mixed media

-Iron Sunset Forge – hand forged iron works

-SJF Glass Studio – functional and decorative fused glass

-Yelena Curtis – oil paintings

-Little Sister Pottery– functional ceramics inspired by rhythm, pattern & landscape

-K Design Silverware Jewellery – wearable vintage silverware

-Rogue Art & Design – steel and stained glass sculptures

-Allan & Carolyn Butler – upcycled old steel wheels, barn board & harnesses

-Igor Postash – figurative acrylic on canvas and boards

-Lois Bienvenue – black ink drawings

To see images of what each artist is producing visit their links or our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/521187805415375/

Encore Arts Photo Gallery