Bath Artisans prepare to show off their creativity

Members of the Bath Artisans stand next to a progressive painting that will be raffled off at the show. They are (from left) Susan Balog, Donna Robinson, Trudy Carkner, Paddy Weir and Joan Salomaa. Adam Prudhomme photo.

Adam Prudhomme
Beaver Staff

Shoppers can get a head start on finding some holiday gifts Nov. 4 and 5 as the Bath Artisans host their annual Christmas Show and Sale.

About 25 local artists are expected to display their work at the sale, which will be held at St John’s Hall in Bath. They’ll range in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, fuse glass, basketry and more.

The Christmas show is one of two the artists hold throughout the year, though it’s much bigger than the one they hold annually on Canada Day.

Visitors to the hall will also have a chance to fill out a free ballot to win a “progressive painting,” which is the final product of several artists working together.

“A medium is chosen each year by the group,” Trudy Carkner, founding member of the club, says of the painting. “It’s passed from one person to the next and they all do something on it. They put whatever piece they want. It’s a collaborative of the people in the group.”

When it’s all finished the painting is all brought together to form one scene, in this case a pair of loons on a quiet lake.

Also included in the show are members of the Brush Buddies, which is a group that meets at the hall every Monday to paint. Any artist, regardless of talent level, is welcome to join the group.

The Christmas Show and Sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

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