Annual Fall Show and Sale 2012

Wellspring Visual ArtNetwork Association’s Annual Fall Show and Sale was held October 27th and 28th, 2012. In spite of the Frosty, Wintery weather many people came to enjoy the fine ArtWork presented at this show and sale.

Osi Cruz-Lahtinen and John Smythe

Osi Cruz-Lahtinen presents The People’s Choice Award to John Smythe.


The People’s Choice Award was presented to John Smythe for his intricate woodworking pieces of Art. Second place went to Photographer Andrew O’Brien for his Photo of Perth, Scotland.


January Social 2012

Our Annual January Social was held January 26th from 7 to 9pm at Smitty’s Restaurant Banquet room. Members met for a fun evening of visiting and snacks. We are so grateful to David (Michele Brewster’s brother-in-law) from DST Consulting for hosting this special night. As members enjoyed each others’ company, sharing our Artists activities over this past year and hopes for the coming year, this surely was a fun time.

Byron Nilsson gave us a talk and demonstration regarding the Website and showed us around the site and explained what we have available to us through our Website, Facebook, Twitter and Google plus. We also now have a secure member’s only feature. Thanks Byron, that was a great help.
Greg McMartin brought one of his Ice Sculptures for us to enjoy; it was great… Thanks Greg!

If you missed this social plan to come next year as it is a really fun evening.

January Social 2012

Uptowne Olds ArtWalk Grand Opening

Artwalk 2011 - 3 PicturesThe Uptowne Olds group hosted the 2011 ArtWalk Grand Opening at Different Strokes Art Gallery on Friday, June 24. The event was held in conjunction with the Oldstice Market. Street vendors and concessions with a variety of goods, baking, produce and wares were situated on downtown streets, with businesses open for shopping. Entertainment was provided by talented musicians and there were games for children.

The evening was a success for Wellspring and for ArtWalk with welcoming words from Mayor Judy Dahl and Debbie Ohlhausen, owner of Different Strokes Art Gallery. The Gallery has several members of the Wellspring Visual ArtNetwork Association as exhibitors, along with works from many other noted artisans and artists tastefully displayed throughout. David Todd is the featured artist at Different Strokes for ArtWalk 2011.

Thank you to the Uptowne Olds group for hosting the third annual Olds Uptowne ArtWalk opening!

Michele Brewster

Artwalk Wine & Cheese Event 2011

Artwalk Evening 2011May 25, 2011 – Wellspring Visual ArtNetwork Association held their Wine and Cheese event on May 11th at the Multi-Purpose Room, Memorial Complex in Didsbury. Businesses, Artist and new members enjoyed a lovely evening networking for ArtWalk 2011. Our 5th Annual ArtWalk which begins on June 25th until September 6th will include five towns in our area, Carstairs, Didsbury, Sundre, Olds, and Innisfail. Thanks to all who attended and the committee that hosted the event. A great evening, truly enjoyed by all.

Submitted by Carroll Smith, Membership Director.