Artists & Sponsors are encouraged to let us know what they are donating for the auction by September 30. A booklet will be prepared with information that has been provided by that date. As well, the information will be included here. We still happily accept items after September 30.
ITEMS DONATED TO THE 2017 AUCTION:
Vacation Fishing Excursion for 2 to Churchill River Voyageur Lodge
3 days - 2 nights to be taken in August 2018
|The adventure begins at the historic town of Stanley Mission, located at Lac La Ronge Provincial Park, accessible by road or air only 80 kilometers from La Ronge, Saskatchewan. Churchill River Voyageur Lodge is located at Potter Rapids (also known as Drinking Falls).|
You will be picked up at Stanley Mission and taken via boat to the lodge.
Don't let this auction item be the "one that got away"!
Visit the Voyageur Lodge Website
Painting by 2017 Feature Artist |
Judy’s love of painting has led to numerous awards for her artwork, including Best in Show ribbons.
Visit Judy's website
JUDY (EPP) KASDORF is a Saskatchewan born artist. Growing up on a farm west of Langham, Judy enjoyed sketching and drawing from an early age.
Judy currently resides in Martensville and has two grown daughters. Although she put art pursuits on hold to raise her family, Judy joined a painting group some 20 years ago and her interest in wildlife art began. With the guidance of instructor, the late Pat Grove, Judy gained knowledge and experience working in various mediums. In recent years Judy has used mostly pastels.
|New Book by Jason Bantle|
Today, Jason's art can be found in six All in the Wild Art Galleries:
- the original at Christopher Lake
- Waskesiu, Saskatchewan
- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- Canmore, Alberta
- Banff, Alberta
- Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
|Jason’s career in photography began while he was conducting biological research on several species of carnivore, including foxes, skunks, coyotes and wolves. He went on to complete his Master of Science degree with a research project on the arctic fox in Canada’s central arctic region.
This beautiful, remote region stirred in him a desire to share its splendour with others. Since then, Jason has travelled extensively across Canada in an attempt to capture the beauty that this country has to offer.
Some of his favourite areas to photograph, besides the arctic, are northern Saskatchewan and the mountains of Alberta, where Jason spends most of his time. All of Jason’s photographs are from Canada and Alaska and reflect his love of nature and his desire to share this passion with others.
|Carving by Leroy Royer
Leroy is a fisheries and wildlife biologist who extends his interest and knowledge of wildlife to the wooden birds he carves.
|Leroy graduated with a Masters Degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Wyoming in 1960.
A job with the Government of Saskatchewan brought him to Saskatoon, where he has resided since. He worked in the field of fisheries management and taught at Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences.|
Leroy started carving waterfowl decoys in 1978 and continued carving as a hobby until 1990 when he left the fisheries branch to devote his time to bird carving.
Bird carvings by Leroy are in private collections throughout Canada, the United States and several other countries. He was 1 of 20 artisans selected to sell & demonstrate their crafts in the Saskatchewan pavilion at Expo 86
Photograph by Sharon Walker
|Sharon Walker, Melfort , Saskatchewan. Art became a passion early in my life and photography followed as a way to get information and reference material for drawing , painting and later sculpting. Photography is a quick fix for my desire to do “art” and so has fulfilled that need in my busy world.|
Original painting by Jean Minaudier
This study was originally purchased at a previous Reflections auction by Janice Laliberte many years ago.|
Janice is now downsizing and is donated to back to the show.
|The Diversity of Artist Irene Harms|
|Irene lives on a farm out by Hague Saskatchewan where she is inspired by the nature around us. That is why she has chosen the name Inspirational Harmony|
Painting by Audrey Boyd
Audrey is currently the Treasurer for The Reflections of Nature Art Show & Sale and The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association.
Sculpture by Holly Edwards
Holly Edwards has been an artist for as long as she can remember. She has been painting & drawing for 30 years and sculpting for 5. She works with polymer clay, acrylic and cement.
Holly is the Co-chair of The Reflections of Nature Art Show|
Holly is a self-taught artist who went on to obtain her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has been a member of SWAA for 6 years; during that time she has won several ribbons at “Reflections” including Novice Best in Show. She loves to sculpt animals in many different styles
Holly started her full time business, My Custom Cake Topper five years ago and now ships cake toppers world-wide. Her unique and original designs have made this business a thriving success.
Visit My Custom Cake Topper
Painting by Harvey Rebalkin
Born on a farm near Marcelin, Saskatchewan, Harvey was always interested in nature.
Although he enjoyed the birds, butterflies, animals and other creatures of nature from childhood, he did not start painting until the age of 40. He began with traditional folk art painting inspired by Marion Resch and Lois Osman. Later he moved on to sketching with Michael Martin. |
Upon meeting and taking classes from Pat Grove, a well acclaimed wildlife artist the doors to many other art forms were opened. He started with watercolours and pen & ink, ventured into scratchboard which he has excelled in, followed by acrylics, oils and pastels. His subject matter generally contains a natural theme varying from wildlife to florals, landscapes to buildings. Much of his reference material comes from his keen interest in photography. |
Every year Harvey has entered his paintings as well as his photographic pieces into the Reflections of Nature Wildlife Art Competition, which is the premier Wildlife Art show in Western Canada, where he has taken numerous awards from the novice through to the open level.
He has also shown his work at the Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition showcase of arts where first place ribbons have been won. His artwork has been shown at various galleries around Saskatoon. He also has a number of pieces in private collections throughout Canada as well as Germany.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT HARVEY
|Accidental Photographer |
"I started photography to get reference material for carving and it just got out of hand. I've made more progress at photography than carving but plug away at both. Been taking pictures 9 years, been a member of SWAA for that period, blame Brian Dueck for talking me into coming to my first show. Haven't missed one since."
Favourite saying: "That's not a bazooka, that's my Canon!"
Digital Painting and other items by Beth Campbell
|Beth grew up just south of Elrose, attended college in Saskatoon, then lived in Tobermory, Ontario for 20 years. She currently spends summers working with her husband Doug Carlson on their farm next to Gardner Dam. That is where the pumpkins used for carving at Reflections are grown. Winters are spent in their city home in Saskatoon.
Beth won the first art contest she entered when she was in Grade 7 with the helpful instruction from her school art teacher. The next year she won an award in a second contest. And she was hooked. She thrives on creating art in new and diverse ways, but working with acrylics is something she always comes back to.
Beth is currently the President of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association and Chair of The Reflections Art Show & Sale. She is on the committee for the Saskatoon Exhibition Showcase of Arts and a member of numerous art groups including The Saskatoon Painters, The Prairie River Artists, The Prairie Palette Painters and Art Quest. She has recently tried her hand at carving, first in a workshop with Harvey Welch, and attends classes with Paul Perron in Martensville.
Visit her website at BethsArtStudio.com
|Photo by Colin Chatfield|
Colin Chatfield is a Saskatoon-based photographer. He started taking pictures as a kid going to the Moose Jaw airshows with his Grandpa, Dad, and brother. His Dad has been an amateur astronomer since before Colin was born and he got interested in the night sky as a result.
In October 2014, after friends started calling him “The Aurora Hunter,” Colin created the Saskatchewan Aurora Hunters group.
The group has grown to over 2500 talented members all throughout the province and elsewhere and has had lots of great media exposure and support.
He has refined his photography and mainly focuses on capturing the wonders of the night sky, largely consisting of photographing the aurora borealis.
Although his main interest is the night sky, he does enjoy other types of photography, such as macro and landscapes. He has been very fortunate to have been published in numerous magazines, calendars, and newspapers and enjoys teaching photography to others. His dream is to photograph Northern Lights in places such as Iceland, northern Norway, and Northwest Territories.
|Fabric Dish by Adeline Villard
Frank and Adeline Villard have recently joined the Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association. They travel to join us from North Battleford. While in Yuma, Arizona Adeline learned how to decorate a plate with fabric; these plates are to be used, but do not soak in water while cleaning.
Carved Egg by
|Frank and his wife joined SWAA in the summer of 2017 when he showed his carvings at the SWAA display at the Saskatoon Exhibition. |
He learned how to carve and decorate ostrich eggs while in Yuma, Arizona.
Crooked House Carving by Chris Williams
Chris Williams is currently taking a carving class from Paul Perron with Audrey Boyd Lori Merkle and Beth Campbell - who are all actively involved in planning Reflections. They convinced him to enter a piece into Reflections.
Merchandise from NAPA
Merchandise from Cabella's
Merchandise from The Fishing Hole
Affinity Credit Union Promotional Items
Merchandise from Nature Valley