Wheat field with trees
Canadian Landscape: a Visual Gift (detail) by Blanca Jose Hernandez Cruz, 2021

About the program

Each year, a jury of practicing artists and County residents recommend artworks to be purchased for the County’s art collection. 

Guided by the Art Collection Advisory Committee, The Art Acquisition program takes place during "The Strathcona Salon"—a sweeping exhibition of the artists who help to shape the County’s artistic landscape. From this exhibition, eligible artworks are considered for County purchase. 

“The Salon" also features artwork by ten promising youth artists. Winners of Art Society of Strathcona County’s annual youth exhibition are invited to loan their artwork to the County for one year following "The Salon".


View artwork selected for purchase in 2022

Thirteen artworks were recommended for purchase in 2022. These artworks will be on display in the Community Centre through June 2023. Click on an image below to view the gallery. 


Participate in the 2023 Annual Art Acquisition Program

Applications for the 2023 program will open in March. All artists with a significant connection to Strathcona County are encouraged to participate.

General guidelines

Artwork requirements

Artwork sales and donations

Jury and selection process

For questions and concerns, contact public art:


Susie Winters, assistant curator 

Susan Pointe, curator

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Last updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
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