Thursday, December 20, 2018


Our Reflections of Nature Show in 2019 will be on Saturday, October 26 until Sunday, October 27 with the Gala Opening Saturday night. 

We are shortening the show for two reasons:
- to save a bit of money on the venue
- to recognize the extra expense those travelling from outside of Saskatoon have

We will not be having a banquet at the show in 2019. All those popular events will still be happening, just re-arranging things to fit them in. 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

SWAA had Demo Booth at Sundog

Sundog in Saskatoon

Members of The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association took turns doing demos and discussing the association at Sundog in Saskatoon Nove 30 - Dec 2. 

Friday, November 30, 2018

2018 Raffle Winners

Colleen Chiesa won the carving of a chickadee done by Cam Merkle. 

Paully Neilson won the quilt that was donated by Lola Hingtgen.

And Cyril Saunders won the phoyogtaph by John Waddington.

There was a Art Treasure Hunt. Visitors to the show were given a list of questions about art pieces that were displayed at the show. Once they had answered the questions, their name was entered into a draw to win a small painting donated from the collection of Leroy & Rina Royer. The winner of that painting was Olivia Maney. (Sorry - didn't get a photo of that one). 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Highlights from Reflections 2018

The Reflectons of Nature Show was Oct 26 - 28, 2018. It was a busy weekend! 

Thank you to all the hard-working volunteers who made this show such a great success! 

We have a PDF of the competition results posted online:

Thank you to the judges and their teams and to Jack Magera for keying those results in so that we could share them. 

And we have photos of the show posted online as well:

Thank you to Wayne Keating and Clarence Stinn for their work taking all those photos. Took me a while to go through them to post. 

Now - it is time to start planning for another year. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

SWAA Member James Clow Makes Significant Sale

James Clow was one of the artists displaying his work at the Birds in Art 2018 Show where he sold one of his paintings to The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum for its permanent collection.  I am sure that visitors to the Art Museum will enjoy this painting for many years to come.

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, in the heart of Wausau, Wisconsin, is known for its internationally acclaimed Birds in Art exhibition, which opens each fall on the weekend after Labor Day. All-new avian-themed interpretations in original paintings, sculptures, and graphics are sure to inspire in endless ways. The inaugural exhibition that helped launch the Museum’s opening in 1976 developed to become the Woodson Art Museum’s flagship and internationally renowned Birds in Art exhibition.  

Click here to learn more about the show.

James with his painting 
and Alice Woodson Smith. 

Just Canadians!  From left - right
Michael Dumas, Calvin Nicholls, James Clow, Rose Tanner,
Robert Bateman, Karen Bondnarchuk, Patricia Pepin   
This is the first James Clow painting that I saw.

James had this in our 2017 show.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Ramona Swift Thiessen

Ramona is a performance painter who loves capturing beauty from nature and putting it to paint on canvas. Visit her booth at The Reflections of Nature Art Show at Prairieland Park, Hall C from Oct 26 - 28. 

Ramona will be "performing" at the show on Saturday at 1:00 pm and again Sunday morning at 10:00 am. Be sure to come by and see how quickly she can create a masterpiece.

Performance Painting is a fun and uncommon form of entertainment where Ramona paints as the audience watches from start to finish. She has painted along side musicians in concert, at fundraisers, at coffee houses, retreats, at banquets while guests dined and drank, etc! It's always a lot of fun as often the guests like to gather around and chat with Ramona as they watch her masterpiece come to life. 

See more of her work at her website at:

Get to know Ramona by reading her blog at:

To find out more about The Reflections of Nature Show go to:

Join Ramona at Reflections. For information about getting your own booth go to: