Leona Carnegie, a member of the Southeast Artists Group, shares about the Artists' Art Show & Sale at the Clearspring Mall on Nov 29 & 30:

"As I'm working in my studio I'm reflecting on our Southeast Artist Group Show and Sale that we participated in on Nov. 29th and 30th. I didn't sell a whole lot of art but that's not the point. To me the point is getting our art out there to the public, to those who may not get to an art gallery to see great works of art. This is our reward for all those hours spent in our studios creating and doing what we love. On behalf of the Southeast Artist's Group, I'd like to thank the management of Clearspring Centre for providing the venue for our Show and Sale and for printing our posters for us. I'd like to thank Kathryn Carnegie for designing our posters, Gary Holden for securing the venue and organizing the show, and I'd really like to thank all the artists who participated and spent two days of their busy lives to show their creations, to paint, and to meet the public. I hope all of you found it as positive and rewarding experience as I did.

And Thank You too to all members of the public who stopped by our tables to chat and view our works, to offer comments, compliments and encouragement. A special Thank You to those who bought some of our pieces. What a great feeling it is when someone pays an artist the ultimate compliment of purchasing their art to display in their home or to give as a gift. As the saying goes... 'you aren't just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of one's life, and you are buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about.'”

The Southeast Artists Group meets together every Tuesday morning, 9:30-11:30am to paint and create together at the Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre. For more info, call Gary Holden (204) 346-9623.

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About the Steinbach Arts Council

The Steinbach Arts Council, an umbrella organization for performing and visual arts groups, enriches the lives of our community through development of local artists and musicians and exposure to professional art forms. The Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre is a home for all these groups and their programs. It’s purpose is to create an environment where all arts disciplines can work together under one roof and share their resources and their talents with each other, and the entire Arts Community!

For more info, visit steinbachartscouncil.ca.