Artists show their stuff at Clinton’s annual Art and Artisan Show

Clinton's three-day annual gave the public the opportunity to watch the various techniques used.

Errol Hillis demonstrates Paper Cutting at the Clinton Art  and Cultural Society’s annual Art and Artisan Show.

Errol Hillis demonstrates Paper Cutting at the Clinton Art and Cultural Society’s annual Art and Artisan Show.

Clinton’s Memorial Hall was the site of the Clinton Art and Cultural Society 9th Annual Art and Artisan Show Oct. 3-5.

The three-day event showcased the work of many Clinton area artisans. Works on display included paintings in many different media, as well as examples of scrapbooking, photography, leather work, quilting, carving, jewellery, paper cutting, and ceramics.

In addition to showing their work, many Artisans demonstrated creative techniques to interested attendees.

Area youth was well represented with an excellent display by local 4-H group, and many pencil sketches and painted drum entries by kids from David Stoddard School.

The contest theme this year was “Horses” (to honour the Year of the Horse). With so many disciplines represented, rather than a juried show, voting was by attendee ballot.

Best Theme Winners:

1. Jessie Maissoneuve  – 4 Horse Hitch, acrylic; 2. Val Bissat – Round Up, quilt (Clinton Quilters & Crafters Club); and 3. Errol Hillis – Balanced Spirit, paper cutting.

Best in Show winners:

1. Wayne Marchant – Old Building, pen & ink (36” X 48”); 2. Wayne Larsen – High Bar, acrylic (24” X 36”); and 3. Junior winner was Emma Ive –  Painted Drum.

The Clinton Art and Cultural Society is a non-profit society. Their aim is to recognize and promote local artists and artisans. The group meet the first Tuesday of the month at 10 am at the Seniors Centre, 217 Smith Ave. New members are always welcome.

And just a quick reminder of two events coming up where you might find some great local crafts and baking for sale. Remember that Christmas is coming.

The sixth annual, Clinton Fall Craft Sale is on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Clinton Memorial Hall. You’ll find crafts, baking, jewellery, sewing, knitting and so much more! Lunch is available if you find yourself hungry in the midst of all that shopping.  Hosted by Clinton Communities in Bloom Committee

The  Clinton Seniors Association will host The Marketplace on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Clinton Memorial Hall. There you’ll find new and used items, food, baking, fundraising raffles and much more. To book a table, call Eleanor at 250-459-2339.

Yvette May

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