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Monday, June 13, 2011

"Welcome to Las Vegas" - A Winner Times Two!!

A couple years ago my sister in law Pat, told me to join the ACACA (Alberta Community Arts Clubs Association).  I didn't know anything about it at the time, but she thought it was a really good association, one that I might enjoy belonging to.  I joined the ACACA this past February and  I'm so glad I took her advice!

The ACACA was founded in 1968 under the direction of Professor Harry Wohlfarth from the Faculty of Extention at the University of Alberta.  Not only does the ACACA wish to foster and maintain art instruction and to develop an interest in art and culture in our Alberta communities, it also aims at uniting, serving and networking artists throughout the province.  The ACACA is divided into three zones in Alberta and has a non juried art show for each zone every year.  At each Zone Show awards are presented in 6 categories along with  a Juror's Choice Award. During the Zone Shows all the painting are juried; those selected are sent to Red Deer to be juried a second time for the Alberta Wide Art Show.  The Alberta Wide Art Show gives out 11 awards.  Any of the winners from the Zone Shows or the Albert Wide Show then go on to Edmonton be be in the Provincial Award Winner's Show, which is held from August 15 to October 1 at the Visual Art Alberta Gallery (VAAA).  

I am thrilled to tell you that "Welcome to Las Vegas" won the Intermediate Award at the Northern Zone show and then, along with "My Ride" and "Summer Sweetness", was juried into the Alberta Wide Show.  "Welcome to Las Vegas" won the Jean Stephenson Award at the Alberta Wide Show!

My three paintings can be seen at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, Discovery Room, 4525 - 47A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta from June 19th to August 7th, 2011.  The Opening is on Sunday, June 19 from 2pm to 4pm.  The museum is open Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:30pm and Saturday and Sunday, 12:00am to 4:30pm.  The cost is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors and children, children under 5 are free.  The Opening day is free to the general public.

Welcome to Las Vegas will also be at the Provincial Award Winner's Show in Edmonton.....more info to come later.

For more information about ACACA please visit their web site at

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