Salon Series showcasing local artists’ work

May 13, 2019

Salon Series showcasing local artists’ work

The artistic talent of local artists will be on display at Gallery@501 as part of the Strathcona Salon Series exhibit. This annual exhibit, featuring original pieces by both adults and high school students, will showcase artwork that Strathcona County is considering for purchase or loan as part of its art collection.

From May 14 to June 12, visitors to the Gallery@501 (501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park) are encouraged to vote for their favourite artwork on display at the Strathcona Salon Series.

On June 13 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 21, 2019.

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 347 different works of art including: pottery, handmade paper, watercolour, oil and acrylic paintings, sculptures, photographs, fabric, ink drawings, large public artworks, glass and more.

Visit for 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. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. 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