Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Reflections 2018

The date has been set for the 28th annual Reflections of Nature Art Show & Sale:

Oct 26 - 28, 2018

Mark it on your calendars!

Contact Beth Campbell if you have any comments or ideas about what you would like to see at the show. Better yet - come out to our planning meetings.  

Monday, October 23, 2017

Still room in Workshops at Reflections

There is still room in the workshops at The Reflections of Nature Art Show & Sale Oct 27 - 29 at Prairieland Park, Hall C in Saskatoon.
Chattering Chickadees (ages 9+)
Funky Artsmiths
EITHER Saturday afternoon
OR Sunday morning

Oil Painting Primer with Adeline Halvorson
Saturday 9am - 4 pm

Pyrography with Doug Cox
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm

Alcohol Ink with
Cecilia Elizabeth
Sunday morning
Introduction to Carving with Bob Gander
Saturday morning

Paverpol Dancing Loon with
Loretta Metzger
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm

Click here for more information and to register.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Oct 15 - Early Bird Reflections Workshop Deadline

WOW - October 15 already! Time flies when you are having fun? This date has snuck up on me. It is the deadline to register to get the early bird rate for any of the workshops at The Reflections of Nature Art Show. The workshops are Saturday or Sunday, Oct 28 or 29.

Many great workshops to choose from:
- Airbrushing a Pumpkinseed Sunfish Casting with Bob Lavender - Saturday
- Pyrography with Doug Cox - Saturday
- Oil Painting Primer with Adeline Halvorson
- Paverpol Loon with Loretta Metzger - Saturday
- Introduction to carving with Bob Gander - Saturday morning
- Alcohol Inks with Cecilia Elizabeth - Sunday morning
- Chattering Chickadees with The Funky Artsmiths (ages 9+) Sat afternoon or Sun morning

Find out more at: Reflections of Nature Show & Sale

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ready to Carve a Pumpkin?

The pumpkins have made it in to the city. They are sitting in a backyard on the tarp enjoying the sunshine during the day but snuggling under the tarp at night. Some big ones would be fun to carve so join the fun at Reflections of Nature carving on Saturday, Oct 28. Let Beth Campbell know if you want to be a part of the carving. Phone/Text 306-260-3408 or email campbell.beth@gmail.com.

Fly Tying at Reflections

Fly Tying with the Kilpatrick Flyfishers

Stop by the Kilpatrick Flyfishers booth  and try your hand at fly tying.

Prairieland Park, Hall C
Saturday and/or Sunday
Oct 28 & 29

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Funky Artsmiths Workshop for the Youth

Two 1/2 day workshops geared for ages 9 and up 

First one on Saturday (1 -4 pm)
Repeated on Sunday (9 am - noon)

Chattering Chickadee's with The Funky Artsmiths
In this three hour workshop you will learn skills to help you draw what you see, adding value and texture.

Putting these skills to use you will compose and create a beautiful painting of a chickadee nestled in foliage.

Workshop fees: 
- $45 for students before Oct 15
- OR $55 for students registering later

NOTE: prices includes $10 materials fee 

Students should bring 
- paint shirt
- snack and water bottle.

Min number of students: 3
Max number of students: 6

Funky Artsmiths' Blog

Artsmiths' Student Gallery


Alcohol Ink Workshop with Cecilia Elizabeth

Sunday, October 29: Morning Workshop (9 am - noon) 
Exploring Explosive Alcohol Inks 

with Cecelia Elizabeth

Workshop fees: 
- students before Oct 15 pay the early bird rate of $35 plus $20 for materials bringing the total to $55
- OR registrations after Oct 15 will be $45 plus $20 for materials bringing the total to $65


Carving Workshop with Bob Gander

Saturday - 1/2 day (9 am - noon, or later if necessary)
Introduction to Carving with Bob Gander 

With just a knife, we will carve a "Comfort Bird" in basswood. This is a small, highly stylized bird that can be held in the hand to relieve stress. You will learn how to hold the knife and to carve safely. You will also learn about grain direction. We will discuss how to keep a knife sharp.  

A Comfort Bird is best left unfinished and unsanded. A knife, carving glove, and blank will be provided. You will leave the class with a finished bird. 

Workshop fees: 
- $40 for students registering by Oct 15
- OR $50 for students registering after Oct 15 

- NOTE: prices includes $5 materials fee for the carving blank 

Min number of students: 2
Max number of students: 8


Paverpol Workshop with Loretta Metzger

Saturday, October 28:  Full Day Workshop (9 am - 4:30 pm) 

Dancing Loon in Paverpol with Loretta Metzger 

Loretta has been creating Paverpol sculptures since 2010 and is now the Paverpol Distributor and trainer for Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Visit her website at XplorePaverpol.com
Create a Paverpol sculpture approximately 17” tall of a dancing loon. The spreading wings are made from a doily.

This sculpture will be black with blue highlights and can be displayed either indoors or outdoors.

Students should bring a roll of tinfoil (not BBQ tinfoil) and a doily if they have one. They should be dressed appropriately in crafting clothes or should bring an apron.

Loretta will supply metal stand, tape, Paverpol, Paverplast, wrappers, wire, highlight colors and doilies. 

Workshop fees with materials included:
- $80 if registered by Oct 15 
- or $90 after Oct 15 

The $15 materials fee is included in the above pricing.

Min number of students: 5
Max number of students: 20


Oil Painting Workshop with Adeline Halvorson

Saturday, October 28:  Full Day Workshop (9 am - 4:30 pm) 

Oil Painting Primer with Adeline Halvorson 

This workshop is a lesson in painting a realisitc subject without the restriction of a line drawing. It will provide an introduction to oils for those who have not tried them along with a new method for experienced painters.

At the end of this workshop you will have a monochromatic painting that you can call finished, but Adeline will also give tips on completing it in full color later.

The reference photo is supplied.

Supplies fee of $15 is added to the workshop fee to cover:
- a canvas board
- a small filbert bristle brush
- a palette

If you have your own oil paints you will need:
- Burnt Sienna
- Ultramarine blue

You will also need
- paper towels or a painting rag
- a small container of odorless solvent or water if you are using water mixable oils as Adeline does.

Workshop fees with materials included:
- $80 if registered by Oct 15
- or $90 after Oct 15

The above pricing includes the materials fee of $15.

Min number of students: 4
Max number of students: 20


Pyrography Workshop with Doug Cox

Saturday, October 28:  Full Day Workshop (9 am - 4:30 pm) 
Pyrography with Doug Cox

Pyrography art work is usually done with varying monochromatic shades of brown, from light to very dark to black. From time to time however, a picture benefits greatly by adding color to it. In the first half of the day, students will do a normal monochromatic woodburned picture of their choice. The second part of the day, the students will be wood-burning an image of howling wolves and adding vibrant colors to the picture. Doug will explain how to use water color washes and artist oil color pencil crayons to achieve a fantastic finished piece.

Workshop fees with materials included:
- $75 if registered by Oct 15 
- or $85 after Oct 15 

The $10 materials fee is included in the above pricing.

Min number of students: 5
Max number of students: 10


Airbrushing Workshop with Bob Lavender

Reflections of Nature Art Show Workshop
Saturday, October 28:  Full Day Workshop (9 am - 4:30 pm) 
Airbrushing a Pumpkinseed Sunfish Casting

with Bob Lavender 

Airbrush a Pumpkin Seed Sunfish casting using, free hand airbrushing, templates, masking tape and pastels. Some brush strokes will be taught. 

Basic air brush cleaning and maintenance will be covered. 

Paints, flow medium, paper towel and casting will be provided at a cost of $25 (which is added to the registration fee).  

Equipment list: 
- airbrush and compressor in working order( A MUST ) 
- water container
- old towel
- palette paper
- scissors
- paint brushes you normally use
- hair dryer(optional)

We will attempt to paint as much of the project as time permits. Everyone having a working airbrush will insure that we get a full day of painting. 

Workshop fees with materials included:
- $90 if registered by Oct 15
- or $100 after Oct 15

The above pricing includes the materials fee of $25.


Original Jean Minaudier will be at Gala Auction

Years ago Janice Laliberte managed to purchase an original Jean Minaudier at the live auction at a Reflections of Nature Gala. This piece is now being donated back to the auction - giving art collectors another chance to get an ORIGINAL JEAN MINAUDIER! 

So - make sure that you come out to the Gala Opening on Friday, October 27 at Prairieland Park, Hall C starting at 7:15. 

Jean Minaudier Original
This image is not very clear so you
have to see it in person to truly appreciate.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Reflections - Feature Artist

"Focused" by Judy Kasdorf
2nd Best in Show 2016

The feature artist for Reflections of Nature 2017 is Judy Kasdorf. She has been the recipient of numerous awards at our Reflections show including the honour of earning several Best in Show ribbons.

Learn more about this talented feature artist on our Reflections website:CLICK HERE

View more of Judy's work by visiting her website: CLICK HERE

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sponsorship News

SaskTel has let us know that they are returning as a $250 sponsor again this year.  

Enbridge is also coming back this year with $1,000.00. 

And SIGA is on board with $500 to sponsor our new initiatives for Indigenous Art. 

Combine these sponsors with those we already have along with ArtsVest and the Saskatoon Community Grant the total comes to almost $9000. Still lots of work to do, and not that much time left to do it. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Colin Chatfield - Starry Nights Exhibition in Ottawa

Colin Chatfield gave a workshop at Reflections 2016. He has recently received notification that two of his night sky pictures have been accepted for display in conjunction with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's general assembly meeting in Ottawa in June. The pictures will be on display at the Shenkman Centre for the Arts from June 26 - July 25. Congrats to Colin!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Bob Lavender Airbrush Painting Workshop

We had a great time at Bob Lavender's workshop held in the studio at Paul Perron's acreage. Proceeds of the class will help put on The Reflections of Nature Show in October.

The airbrushing crew

What we were trying to achieve
painted by Bob

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tyler Harris Show at J&S

Tyler Harris won a  variety of ribbons at our Reflections of Nature Show last fall with his barn board framed photos - including Best in Show Novice.

Tyler also won his silent auction bid on a 3 week gallery showing at J&S Picture Frame Warehouse. His show is fast approaching:
- April 22 until May 18  - with a Wine & Cheese Opening on April 22 from 1 - 5 pm.

Hope that you can make it there to check it out - I am sure it will be a great show!

If you are having problems reading this invitation CLICK HERE.

Friday, March 17, 2017

City of Saskatoon Grant Approved

Beth Campbell and Audrey Boyd attended the city meeting to apply for a grant for Reflections.  Then they put a lot of work  to complete the application which was proofed by Lola Hingtgen, Holly Edwards, Sheri Gordon, Harvey Rebalkin and Judy Kasdorf. What a great team!

As a result - we have been approved for a grant for $5,000.  YAY

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Art Workshop in May - proceeds to support Reflections

An airbrush workshop with Bob Lavender will cover using your airbrush and air brushing a blue heron casting.  

May 13 & 14
Cost $150 plus $25 for materials  
At the Perron acreage near Grandora
Times: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and 
            9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday
There are a limited number of airbrushes for use if you do not have one.  

The proceeds for this workshop will go to fund the Reflections of Nature show in October which is hosted by the Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association. 

If you are interested, you can register with Paul Perron at 306-280-1111 or by email at prperron@sasktel.net.  Seating is limited and a deposit will be required.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sponsorship for Carved Canes & Walking Stick Special Competition

Christopher Moore from Christopher Moore Financial Services (Sun Life Financial) will sponsor a new Special Competition for Carved Canes & Walking Sticks. Details on the competition are being finalized. 

He and his family are proud owners of a number of Leroy Royer's carvings. 

Click here to visit his website.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Generous Donation to Reflections

The Churchill River Voyageur Lodge is donating a fishing package - 2 days 3 nights - to Reflections to use as a fund raiser at the Gala Opening Live Auction on Friday, Oct 27. Super exciting! 


Monday, March 6, 2017

Success at The Sports & Leisure Show

WOW - what a busy weekend. Had a blast meeting all kinds of people at the Sk Wildlife Art Association booth at the Sports & Leisure show. Hoping that some of the artists that we met there will come to our show - it is always amazing how many artists are quietly working away in our province. 

We will have an exciting announcement about a new sponsor for The Reflections of Nature Show once the details are all in pace. Stay tuned ........

Saturday, February 25, 2017

New for 2017 Show

We have some new competitions being planned for the 2017 show:
- carved walking sticks & canes
- photography contest featuring photos taken in Prince Albert National Park
- fish fly tying competition
- competitions featuring the art of our indigenous people
- a sculpture competition - "Upscaled into Art" promoting the use of recycled materials 

Time for all the artists to get busy!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Promoting Reflections of Nature at other Shows

The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association will be participating in:
- The Sports & Leisure Show (March 2 - 5) Website
- The Collector Show (March 17 - 19) Website

Both of these shows offer a great place to spread the word about our upcoming Reflections of Nature Art Show and Sale.

We are looking for volunteers to be at those booths. Volunteers will have the opportunity to display and sell their artwork while they are on their shift. They will also be expected to help sell our raffle tickets while promoting our association and the Reflections of Nature Show & Sale. Volunteers also have the opportunity to demonstrate their craft.

Click here check the schedule to determine when you can volunteer. We would want a minimum of two volunteers in each time slot. 

Contact Beth Campbell to add your name to the volunteer list:
- Email: campbell.beth@gmail.com
- Phone 306-260-3408

Monday, February 20, 2017

Thought provoking message from Robert Bateman

I (Beth Campbell) met Robert Bateman way back around 1975 when he was a member of the Niagara Escarpment Commission with my father-in-law, JP Johnstone.  I think that he was still teaching school back then. From what I remember, he has always been passionate about saving our environment. 

A truly great artist and a truly great man!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Harlequin Duck at Home at last

We missed getting the Harlequin Duck to the home of the winner after the raffle at the Reflections of Nature Art Show & Sale last October. But - it is home at last. Delivered by the artist, Garry Rector to the winner, Daniel Zwueste in Saskatoon. Congratulations to the winner!  

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Ideas for Reflections 2017

We are looking for sponsors for some new Special Competitions that we are hoping to have for Reflections 2017:

- Aboriginal Art
- Carved Walking Stick or Cane
- Up-cycled into Art 

These competitions could be purchase awards with the sponsor purchasing the piece or they could be cash awards with the winner receiving a cash prize. 

Contact Beth if you have any ideas of sponsors for these competitions - or if you have any ideas of other competitions.