Picture This Framing and Gallery is looking to raise money for cancer support centre Wellspring Edmonton during its annual miniature art show this month.
Four Sherwood Park artists are participating in the show, along with other artists from across North America. In total, more than 40 artists have paintings on display at the gallery’s sixth annual Masterpieces in Miniature art show. Some of the participating artists do museum shows as prestigious as the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, have been nominated Best Artist of the year by Art Business News or are recognized for supporting conservation efforts with their paintings.
Rollie LaMarche, owner of Picture This said the annual miniature art show began six years ago in an effort to give artists of stature more exposure to new art enthusiasts, collectors and art lovers. A charity, the Cross Cancer Institute, was added to the mix after a participating artist revealed he had been a cancer survivor.
The annual show donated funds to the Cross Cancer Institute until two years ago, when it began supporting Wellspring Edmonton, which will contribute to an Art Therapy room for cancer patients.
A portion of proceeds made from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Wellspring Edmonton. LaMarche estimated that there’s more than $100,000 in art that will be displayed at the three-week show.
Since the show began, $11,000 has been donated to the Cross Cancer Institute and Wellspring Edmonton.
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