Monday, December 28, 2020

SWAA Member Irene Stroshein

 Irene Stroshein has renewed her membership with SWAA. Irene is a talented artist who you will see volunteering for SWAA at all activities. 

Monday, December 21, 2020

More New Members

 I am hoping to get examples of work from some more of our renewing members to post here. These members include:

- John VanCleemput

- Ian Sutherland

- Sharon Walker

- Reuben Unger

- Russ Mann

- Wayne Keating

- James Clow

These are just some of the great artists you may see at Reflections 2021 and at some of the various activities we have during the year. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

SWAA Member Bob Gander

 Carver Bob Gander has renewed his membership for the 2020 - 2021 season. 

Hawksbill Turtle by Bob Gander

Monday, December 7, 2020

SWAA Member Connie Lasko

Connie has renewed her SWAA membership for the 2020/2021 season.

She is a wildlife artist from Mistatim, Saskatchewan.

Her main subject is wildlife due to her love of nature and creatures in the wild.

Her main goal is to show people a bit of the beauty of wild nature.

Another Renewal - Cathleen Mewis

Cathleen has renewed her membership for the 2020 / 2021 season. 

Cathleen Mewis is a talented photographer whose work has been published frequently over the past year.

See more about Cathleen at her page on our SWAA website at:

Elizabeth Bentz has renewed her membership

Elizabeth Bentz has renewed her membership for the 2020-2021 season. 


Beth enjoys working in watercolours.

These paintings are from her "Dragons and Damsels" series.

Be sure to watch for this talented artist!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Meet SWAA Member Cathleen Mewis

Photographer Cathleen Mewis now has her own page on the SWAA Member website with lots of her photos on display. Be sure to check it out! 

Stick Handling by Cathleen Mewis

Any other SWAA members wanting to get their page on the site should email: 

Monday, May 4, 2020

TWO Virtual Carving Art Competitions


With the impact of Covid the Richmond Carvers have created a virtual Carving Show & Competition, The Richmond Carvers' "Artistry in Wood" Virtual Carving Show. Deadline for entries May 28.


Wildfowl Carving Magazine’s Third Annual Online Competition

You can start entering this Wildfowl Carving Competition on May 1 with a final deadline of May 31.


A note from the editor of the Wildfowl Carving Magazine:
Aside from all the other things, carvers have seen their favorite shows get cancelled due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that our online competition will help, at least in some way, to fill the gap. And as our way to support the carving community, we have decided to drop the registration fees from $35 to $10, and we will donate 100% of the registration fees to the United Way’s Covid-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. We hope you will enter your carving and look forward to seeing what the wildfowl carvers out there are creating.
- Tom Huntington, Editor
Wildfowl Carving Magazine


The annual Artist Network Competition deadline is May 20. Wouldn't it be exciting if someone we knew got into the winners' circle! 

Monday, April 27, 2020

SWAA Member Cathleen Mewis recieves Canadian Geographic Honour

Cathleen Mewis has had one of her photos chosen as Photo of the Week for the Canadian Geographic Photo Club's photo of the week.

SWAA member John Waddington's Article in Prairies North

John Waddington's article was in the Spring 2020 edition of the Prairie's North Magazine. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Join us for Rib Night

Donations for the auction are gladly accepted. This could be your art, or art supplies - or services or items from your favorite businesses. 

Funds raised that night will be used to provide alternate storage for our show display boards that are currently beneath a deck wrapped in a tarp. Our dream is to upgrade our current trailer to a larger one that will hold everything we need to transport to a show.