Sunday, September 12, 2021

REFLECTIONS OF NATURE - Carving Workshops

Learn carving techniques with "One of the Bobs" at the Reflections of Nature Art Show 2021. 


Bob Gander will be conducting a beginners workshop on Carving a Feather on Saturday afternoon, October 23 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

Bob Lavender will host a session on Carving Realistic Eyes on Sunday morning, 
October 24 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. 



Monday, August 30, 2021

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Passing of Robert (Bob) Merkle

I am sure that many of the SWAA members will know Cam's father Bob Merkle.  He has attended all of the Reflections of Nature Shows that I can remember; and he loved to meet and speak with the artists. 

Our deepest condolences to Cam & Lori. 

https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/robert-bob-merkle-1083060544




Saturday, August 7, 2021

SWAA Members' Online Store - Summer Pickings

We have added more items to the SWAA Online Members' Store for the summer!

Here is just a sampling of what is there:

"Pride of San Diego"
Pastel by Harvey Rebalkin





"Away We GO"
Photo by John Van Cleemput


"Early Morning Light"
Acrylic by Beth Campbell



Saving the cutest for last: 

"Come On Brother. We Got This"
Photo by Lilian Donahue


AND SO MUCH MORE! Be sure to check them all out!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Co-op Gift Card Fundraiser

Cathleen Mewis is spear heading another fund raiser - this time selling Co-op gift cards. They will be available in $25, $50 and $100 denominations and are accepted at all Saskatoon, Martensville, Warman, Colonsay, Watrous, Hepburn, Rosthern, Dalmeny and Waldheim locations as well as all participating Co-op locations on Western Canada. Gift cards may be used for everyday consumer goods such as food, pharmacy, pump gas, liquor, hardware and lumber.


If you are not a SWAA member (or don't know a member) you can still participate and purchase a gift card by emailing Cathleen Mewis at cmewis@shaw.ca. This fund raiser will run from August 1 - 21 and is an easy way to raise funds to purchase a trailer to store our wooden art display boards.

For more information visit the website at:

Monday, July 19, 2021

July SWAA Members' Online Sale

So many talented artists belong to this association! This is what some of them submitted for the July Online Sale Page.










Sunday, June 20, 2021

June Member's Online Store

The Member's Online Store was updated on June 1 with a whole new lineup of paintings and photography. Visit the store for more information on the following pieces. https://wildlfeart.blogspot.com/p/swaa-member-store.html

Saskatoon Sunset Skyline by Cathleen Mewis


Northern Wanderer  by Connie Lasko

Blue Morpho by Harvey Rebalkin

Hitchhiker by John VanCleemput


Northern Reflections by Judy Kasdorf

Beauty Remains by Martie Giesbrecht


Midnight Snack by Beth Campbell


Mystery Magnolia by Sheila Tysdal


Grizzly by Terry Minter

Visitor by Lilian Donahue




Saturday, May 1, 2021

The SWAA Member Online Store for May now active

Don't miss the exciting line-up that SWAA Members have for the May Online Store. A few pieces that a collector has for sale are also featured there - 1/2 of his sales will be donated back to SWAA. 

This is just a quick sampling - visit the online store to see more:

https://wildlfeart.blogspot.com/p/swaa-member-store.html




Monday, April 19, 2021

SWAA Members' Store for April

 Be sure to check out what The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association has in their Member Store for the month of April. Click here to visit.



Sunday, April 4, 2021

Online Membership Payment Problem

Houston - we have a problem. Isn't that how it is said in one of the Apollo movies? 

Someone has joined or renewed membership April 1 paying online using the Square online payment system we have in place, but not filling in the membership form to go with that payment. If PayPal is used, the money is held for 30 days, but we do know who made that payment. When the Square payment system is used, we get the money immediately, but we have no way of knowing who sent the money (at least not any that I can find). 

So ...... did any of you renew your membership on April 1? 
Contact us at swaa1986@gmail.com and let us know it was you.




SWAA Members' Store - April

The SWAA Members' Store has been updated for the month of April with 12 new pieces. Be sure to check it out at https://wildlfeart.blogspot.com/p/swaa-member-store.html


You will find some amazing work from the following SWAA members: 

Bentz, Elizabeth

Campbell, Beth

Cote, Cecilia J. 

Geisbrecht, Martie

Hubbard, Craig

Kasdorf, Judy

Lasko, Connie

Minter, Terry

Rebalkin, Harvey

Tysdale, Sheila

Van Cleemput, John

Unger, Reuben



Friday, February 26, 2021

March Member Store Page - Online Now!

 This is super exciting for members of The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association. We have officially launched the SWAA Member Store Page. Make sure that you check it out! Our plan is to change the pieces each month, so be sure to visit it often.






Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Terry Minter - from southern Saskatchewan

 Meet Terry Minter - living in Moose Jaw, is one of our southern Saskatchewan members. Terry creates magic with his pencil art. 

White Tail Deer Buck


Visit his website to see more of his work: terryminter.com




Martie Giesbrecht Renewed her Membership

 Martie Geisbrecht is an active member in the arts community, especially in Warman where she is a part of Route 11 Creative Arts Centre. She is also a very accomplished artist. Welcome back to Martie! 



Tuesday, February 23, 2021

New member Sarah Fizgerald-Neale

 Sarah Fitzgerald-Neale is a new member of The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association.  Sarah and her husband John have recently launched a new business making signs and frames by hand using solid pine. Visit their FB page to find out more at:  https://www.facebook.com/BespokeRustic/.



Sunday, February 21, 2021

Welcome new SWAA Member - Lillian Donahue

Lillian Donahue has joined The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association. Lillian is a photographer and painter from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. It is always exciting to meet new people and see what they do.





Friday, February 19, 2021

Past President has Renewed her Membership

It is fairly typical that the person who is managing a blog for an association forgets to include something of fair personal importance. Like that she renewed her membership. Quite a while ago. And this has happened here. She was so busy blogging about everyone else that she missed herself!

Beth Campbell is the Past President of SWAA and Past Chair of Reflections. And she loves to create. Painting - all mediums on anything that doesn't move. Carving. Sculpture. Photography. Felting. Writing. Sewing. Knitting. Crocheting. And working on blogs or websites. Does playing the piano or gardening count? She feels there is no point in getting up in the morning if you can't create something that day! 




Former Feature Artist Judy Kasdorf renews her SWAA Membership

 Judy Kasdorf has been the recipient of many awards and honours including the privilege of being The Reflections of Nature Art Show's Feature Artist in 2017.

Over the years Judy has worked hard for SWAA - she was the secretary for many years and is an active volunteer at Reflections. In spite of the fact that she is working full-time she has volunteered at almost all SWAA events. 



Find out more about Judy at her SWAA Member Page 

Visit her website to see her most recent work. 
http://www.judykasdorf.com/


SWAA Member John Van Cleemput

 John Van Cleemput has renewed his membership with The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association. He is a wonderful photographer - we are sure you are going to enjoy his work! 

"Looking Good"
8x10" Photo for $20 + postage



"Handsome"
8x10" photo for $20 + postage




Visit John's SWAA Member Page to learn more about this amazing photographer.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Another membership renewed - Sheila Tysdale

 Sheila Tysdale has renewed her membership with The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association (SWAA).  

Sheila will have a piece in the SWAA Members' Sale page for March  - Click Here to check it out.

To see more of Sheila's work Click here to check out her FaceBook Page  - she is so talented! 









Wednesday, February 17, 2021

James Clow - renewed his membership

James Clow is an exceptional artist and we are proud that he is a member of The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association. People are sure to remember his paintings - this is one that he has had in a past Reflections of Nature Art Show & Sale. 



Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Our new Treasurer - Laurie Friesen

 We are so pleased that Laurie Friesen has renewed her membership in The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association and that she has agreed to act as our treasurer. 

Also glad that we expanded the parameters of SWAA to include domestic animals - Laurie is an extremely accomplished Equine Artist from Saskatoon. 

Be sure to check out her website: http://lauriefriesen.com/ 


Reuben Unger's FB Page

Reuben Unger is a long time member of The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association. He has been widely recognized as an extremely accomplished carver winning many awards and being featured in various articles. He was the Reflections of Nature feature artist in 2016. 

Visit Reuben's FB Page to see his most current news and work.

CLICK HERE AND FOLLOW REUBEN ON FACEBOOK

This carving was featured as the poster
piece to promote Reflections 2019.













Friday, February 12, 2021

Colin Chatfield - Membership Renewal

 SWAA is fortunate to have Colin Chatfield as one of their members.

Colin is a photography, well actually he is a "photo-artist" since he likes to digitally manipulate his work.




Colin is an active member. He regularly attends the planning meetings and offers valuable input. He has worked as a judge at Reflections and at the Saskatoon Exhibition Arts Showcase. Colin often instructs at workshops including ones at Reflections.  He has agreed to work on producing a newsletter for SWAA along with Tara Magee. Both Colin and Tara help with SWAA's social networking. 




Colin is also a member of Saskatoon's Camera Club. 

Find out more about Colin on his SWAA Member Page




Thursday, February 4, 2021

SWAA Member Harvey Rebalkin

Harvey is an active member of The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association. Since he retired he has become even more active and is now the Chair of our Reflections of Nature Art Show & Sale to be held in October.

Lucky for us - he has renewed his membership. 

Among other things, Harvey enjoys painting butterflies.  

Monarch Symphony











See more of Harvey's work on his SWAA member page



Monday, February 1, 2021

SWAA Member Cynthia Stock

Cynthia Stock is the current secretary for The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association. 

She was born and raised on the Canadian Prairies and now lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with her husband, two children and numerous goldfish. 



Cynthia was trained as a veterinarian at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine but now prefers to spend her time painting and drawing fish and other wildlife. While she prefers to work with watercolour, Cynthia loves to also experiment with pastels, acrylics and inks.


Cynthia’s work has been exhibited at the Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association’s Reflections of Nature annual show, receiving top awards for its category.





Sunday, January 31, 2021

New Executive!

 Welcome to Irene Stroshein, the new President of SWAA! We are still hoping for find someone who would be willing to step into the Vice President position since Jason Doucette has stepped down. 

Connie and Brian McConnell have stepped down from the treasurer and co-treasurer positions. Laurie Friessen is now our new treasurer. We welcome anyone who would like to help her out.

Cynthia Stock will stay in position as our secretary. Paul Perron has agreed to remain the event coordinator. As well as now being the Past President Beth Campbell has agreed to become the membership coordinator. She will also stay on as the website manager. Colin Chatfield & Tara Magee have agreed to become our new newsletter editors. 

So welcome to our new executive:

President: Irene Stroshein
Treasurer: Laurie Friessen
Secretary: Cynthia Stock
Past President: Beth Campbell
Event Coordinator: Paul Perron
Membership Coordinator: Beth Campbell
Newsletter Editors: Colin Chatfield & Tara Magee
Website Manager: Beth Campbell
Social Media: Colin Chatfield, Tara Magee, Beth Campbell. Jason Doucette