Salon Series exhibit showcases local artists

May 10, 2018

Salon Series exhibit showcases local artists

Local artistic talent is being showcased through the Strathcona Salon Series exhibit. This annual exhibit features artwork by both adults and high school students that is being considered for purchase or loan by the County’s Art Collection.

From May 15 to June 6, visitors to the Gallery@501 (501 Festival Ave., Sherwood Park) can vote for their favourite artwork showcased in the Strathcona Salon Series.

On June 7 at 7 p.m., the public is invited to a special unveiling reception at the Gallery@501 to find out which works have been selected for the Collection. At that time, the “People’s Choice Award” will be awarded based on the highest number of votes received. The exhibit will remain open until June 23, 2018.

Submitted artwork is juried by an independent panel with different strengths and backgrounds in the visual arts. The jurors examine and select artwork based on authenticity and originality, quality of materials, presentation, aesthetic quality, technical excellence and craftsmanship, and overall success and effect.

In 1987, Strathcona County Council approved the creation of the County’s very own art collection. From its inaugural year, which saw the purchase of seven pieces, the collection has grown to include over 332 different works of art including: pottery, handmade paper, watercolour, oil and acrylic paintings, sculptures, photographs, fabric, ink drawings, large public artworks, glass and more.

More information on the Strathcona Salon Series.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595