Encore Art Show 2023

Encore Art Sale

Experience what Alberta artists have to offer at the Encore Art Show April 14 & 15, 2023

With so much talent under one roof, it’s the perfect place to find your new favorite piece of art! It’s going to be an amazing two days of fibre, stained glass, wood, metals, paintings, ceramics, photography, music and more!  Visit the Lacombe Memorial Centre located at 5214 – 50th Ave in the heart of Lacombe’s historic downtown.

Enjoy live music, as you take in the talent Alberta has to offer!

It's a great experience for the entire family, and thanks to Vesta Energy’s partnership with us, admission is by donation to support the Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund.

Event Schedule

Friday April 14 – 1pm to 8pm

1pm – Doors Open
2pm – Featured Artist Talk
6pm to 8pm - Sip, Savour & Shop - Enjoy tasty bites and sips with a creative twist while shopping for the perfect piece to add to your collection, or the start of a new collection!
6:00pm to 7:30pm – Artist Paint-off
8pm - Event Closes

Saturday April 15 – 11am to 5pm

11am – Doors Open
2pm – Featured Artist Talk
2pm to 4:30pm – Sip & Shop
4pm – Art Endowment Award Presentations
5pm – Show Closes

Our feature artist for 2023 is Margret Blank, an accomplished fiber artist from Central Alberta whose works have been featured in several exhibitions in Canada.  In January 2021, Marg was selected with other Alberta-based artists to participate in “Art from the Unknown”, an online showcase of Alberta Artists. 


Marg works with various threads, fibers, fabrics, and paints to create stunning dimensional works of art.  Previously she created a three-dimensional installation titled Mark On the Body, which was created to show the harshness of living with Type 1 Diabetes.  

Marg has participated in many of our arts events, and her work introduces our audience to another art form they may not be familiar with.  

Marg will be speaking at 2pm each day.

Its Still About the Sky

It’s Still About The Sky – Margaret Blank – Textile Artist

The Artist’s Paint-off

It’s so much fun to watch artists in action!  Starting at 6:30pm on Friday evening, you’ll be able to watch several of our artists as they create a painting from start to finish in 1 ½ hours!  Once complete, the paintings will be put up for silent auction with the funds going to support the Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund.

Endowment Fund Presentations

Saturday at 4pm, join us for the Student Art Awards presentations. Four $250 awards, and four $100 awards will be presented:  The Jan Holoboff Junior High School Art Award, The Charlie Donald Memorial High School Art Award, The Dustin Peers Memorial Drawing Award, and the Three Dimensional Art Award.

Awards will also be presented to those whose submissions for Arts Endowment Grants were selected by the Arts Endowment Committee.

Many thanks to our Partners – we couldn’t do this without your support!

Enjoy The Show!


2023 Artists

Marg Blank  - Fiber Artists
Evan McColl – D S Potteries – Hand Made Pottery From The Clays Of Alberta
Georgia Graham - Pastels, Acrylic Paintings & Children’s Books
Sharon Johnston - Acrylic On Canvas
Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt - Watercolors & Ink
Ponoka Potters Guild - Functional & Decorative Ceramics
Wendy Meeres – Watercolor, Acrylic & Mixed Media Paintings and Glasswork Beaded Jewlery
Parlby Creek Brushketeers - Paintings Using Various Mediums
Maxine Whitehead - Luxurious Felted Wearable Art
Sandra Bingeman - Paintings Using Various Mediums
Trent Leach – Rogue Art & Design - steel and stained glass sculptures
Darcy Gusse Edinga Silk Concepts - Luxurious Painted Silks
Pat Matheson - Functional & Decorative Raku Fired Ceramics
Larry Reese – Scenes From Central Alberta In Oil
Marianne Harris – Watercolor, Acrylic & Mixed Media
Amanda Frost – Acrylic and Pen & Ink
Vicki Sullivan – Felted Imagery Created From Wool & Specialty Fibres
Erin Davis - Felted Imagery Created From Wool & Specialty Fibres
Lacombe Art Guild Various Styles & Mediums Of Paintings
Rob Neumann – Deadfall Carving - Handcrafted bark carvings from locally harvested deadfall
Denise Hoag – Acrylic & Mixed Media On Canvas
Jenna Lutz – Equine & Wildlife Fine Art Prints and Originals
Jennifer Obst – Abstract Ceramic Sculptures & Functional Wares
Raevyn Berg – Colorful, Rebellious, Soulful Fine Art
Carolyn Butler - upcycled old steel wheels, barn board & harnesses
Shannon Lyons – Portrait Through Collage
Sasart – Acrylic On Canvas
Maryann Nomann – Original Watercolors & Inks
Karen Filthaut – Landscapes & Animals On Acrylic
Arne Handley - Hand Thrown Pottery
Ken Hawtin - Turned Wood Vessels
Donna Orr – Canvas, Wood, Wax, Paint, Inks, & Plaster
Cheryl LaRue - Ceramic Artist
Debra Jones – Abstract Acrylic On Canvas
Pamela Bowman - Pan Pastel Artist