Annual Art Acquisition Program
Art acquisitions and loan selections
People Choice Award
Since 1987, in support of our arts community, Strathcona County has issued an annual call for submissions from local artists. Submitted work is juried and pieces selected are purchased and added to the Art Collection. Donations to the Collection are also accepted, but they are juried to determine their suitability.
In 2003, high school artists became eligible to submit to the Collection. Ten student works are selected and the artists are given a prize. For these artists, this is an opportunity to profile their work, gain recognition and to build a portfolio for college or university.
Selected work is displayed in the Artrium of the Strathcona Community Centre for one year. After one year, work is distributed to public areas in Strathcona County buildings.
Details on the 2022 program will be posted in March 2022.