Monday, 15 January 2018

Felted Chickadee Working Bee was a Success

We had great fun at the Felted Chickadee Working Bee on January 6 at the Razertip Classroom in Martensville. We made 22 chickadees which will be sold at the various shows SWAA participates in throughout the year. 

Robert Bateman Junior Nature Sketch

Coming to Saskatoon!

NatureSketch Club Spring classes are starting this April in Toronto, Victoria and Saskatoon! Register now for kids (ages 5 -12), teens and adults and journey through unique ecosystems and habitats guided by a sketch artist and naturalist. 

This program encourages children and adults to connect to natural environments in their local community using a pencil and a sketchbook.
To Register:

Sunday, 14 January 2018

2018 Events

We had a great planning meeting on Jan 9. Events that are tentatively planned for 2018 are:

Jan 28 - Brunch & optional Gift Exchange 

- Potluck & Paint 

Mar 2 - 4:  Sports & Leisure Show

Mar 16 - 18: Collectors Show

April 14 - 15: Outdoor Sportsman Show - Yorktown

Apr 13-15: 
Living Green Expo (??)

June - Member Sale - (??)

June - SWAA BBQ at Perron Acreage

Aug 7 - 12 - SWAA at Saskatoon Ex

Oct 26 - 28 - Reflections 2018

Nov - Reflections Wind-up Celebration

Steak night - to be arranged (??)

If you know of any other events that SWAA members may be interested in please contact a member of the executive to let them know. In addition to these events we hope to plan a variety of workshops and working bees throughout the year. 

Note that not all members are able or are expected to attend everything. But this does give members a "heads-up" when they are making plans if they do want to come out. We hope to see lots of members out to participate in what looks like a very exciting year.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Bert Shasko

Garry Rector wants to let SWAA members know that Bert Shasko who was a member of SWAA for many years passed away on New Years Eve 2017 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

He was a fantastic wood carver a and dear friend to many. He is survived by his wife Romana and numerous children, he moved form Saskatoon a couple of years ago to be near his children.

Funeral is in Thunder Bay n Saturday January 6,2017.

Donations to the L'Arche Canada Foundation, or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

On-line Condolences may be sent to

Bert's obituary is at:

Thursday, 10 August 2017

SWAA at Saskatoon Ex

The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association has a booth in the Arts Showcase at the Saskatoon Exhibition from Aug 8 - 13. Be sure to stop in to check it out if you are there. The Arts Showcase is in Hall A.

There are paintings and photographs by Audrey Boyd, Harvey Rebalkin, Beth Campbell, and new SWAA members Robyn Rathgeber and Bruce Ecker.  Carvings by Reuben Unger, Bob Gander, Leroy Royer and new member Frank Villard.  

The raffle items are on display:
- a painting: "Anticipation: African Lioness" by Tania Nault
- another painting:  "Follow Me" by Beverley Chicoine
- and a carving by Connie Rector

Monday, 26 June 2017

New Zealand Bone Carver Gareth McGhie Workshop

The Emma Collaboration is hosting a 2 day bone carving workshop at Razertip Industries in Martensville with New Zealand carver Gareth McGhie. 

Gareth McGhie
Friday, July 21 - Meet & Greet

Saturday, July 22 - 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, July 23 - 9 am - 5 pm

At the Razertip Classroom
Razertip Industries
301 - 9th Street North
Martensville, Sk

Cost: $200
Maximum 10 students

Click here to view the poster

Gareth's website:

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Congrats to Tania Nault

Tania Nault is one of our most active volunteers each year at Reflections. She basically doesn't stop working from the time she arrives until the show is over. Tania will be at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park down in the south-west corner of the province - so if you are in that area be sure to see her.