ACAD Show and Sale “fuels sense of community”
One of ACAD’s most highly anticipated events, the Winter Show and Sale, will begin next week.
“There is something for everyone,” says Katie Kimber, project co-ordinator for the Students’ Association and participant of previous events.
The sale, which has been running for over 20 years, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for emerging artists and students from a variety of ACAD programs to showcase and sell their unique pieces.
Kimber watched the art fly off the walls and tables during last year’s event, which had 250 participants, and expects no less this year. “It fuels our sense of community,” said Kimber.
“It’s a great opportunity to support local talent,” said Lindsay Falk, a painting major who will be selling image transfer drawings at the event.
Stephanie Murray, a ceramics major who will be selling Christmas ornaments this year as part of a group fundraiser, said the event is a good way for SAIT students to “come see what’s happening on the other side of the tracks.”
The Show and Sale will be held Nov. 25 to 27. Admission is free. Students receive all the profits from their work. For information, visit acadsa.ca.
When it comes to buying art, there are many decisions to make. So where should you start?
“Buy what you love,” says Kayleigh Hall, curator at the Art Gallery of Calgary.
She says this should be the first and foremost reason for buying any work of art; a buyer should adore what it represents and the medium in which it’s presented.
Hall says that a potential buyer should be able to return repeatedly to a piece, finding something new and interesting within it every time.
“Practicality, size, price, and medium are all important factors too,” says Hall.
Hall cautions potential buyers to consider the size of the piece. It shouldn’t be too overpowering for the space it will occupy.