The 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!
May 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.
Carla Victor accepts her Certificate for Best of Show for the Spring Show and Sale from Wellspring President Michele Brewster.
March 31, 2011 – The Wellspring Visual ArtNetwork Association Spring Show and Sale was held March 26 and 27 at the Olds Air Cadet Squadron No. 185 Recreation Centre in Olds. The Show and Sale drew a large number of visitors and buyers over both days. The works of area artists and artisans were complemented by the recent renovations at the Centre.
Some of the ladies with Wellspring Benefactor Lesley Winfield, Head Librarian Olds Municipal Library.
February 21st, 2011 – Wellspring Visual ArtNetwork Association Social was held on Thursday, January 27th. All members attending had a fun evening. Great visiting, sharing of member’s activities and events attended during the past year, this was so interesting to hear what other members are doing in their Artists part of their lives. We were so happy to have Lesley Winfield join us and we were able to Thank her in person for her generous donation to our association. We truly appreciate the support she has given us. Our Thanks also to Dakota Industries who helped us with the delicious food and beverages for our Social.
Due to the fact that not a sufficient number of members voted on a Logo Design; a design was not accepted. All the designs will go to the board for further work and the choosing of a Logo process. Carroll presented, on behalf of David Todd, a Pottery Bowl to Dee Poisson whose design received the most votes. Congratulations Dee and Thanks David for your lovely gift Submitted by Carroll Smith, Membership Director.