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45th Winter Festival Art Show & Sale, installation images

45th Annual Winter Festival Art Show & Sale

curated by Heather Benning

Project Space and Main Gallery, February 12 - March 27, 2021 

The Winter Festival Art Show & Sale is the premier community art event of northern Saskatchewan. In this exhibition, hundreds of artworks by emerging and professional artists from across the province are shown at the Mann Art Gallery. Each year, a guest arts professional curates the exhibition and designates awards that are sponsored by local businesses and organizations. The exhibition is unveiled and awards are presented at an opening gala reception, followed the next day by an in-depth curatorial walk through and talk. The Winter Festival exhibition is a highly-anticipated tradition that showcases the incredible level of artistic production in our community.

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Heather poses for a photo after a full day of curating

About our Guest Curator, Heather Benning

Heather Benning currently lives and works in rural Saskatchewan. She completed a bachelor of fine arts degree from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2004, and a master of sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Between her degrees, Benning returned to Saskatchewan, where she completed several large-scale, site-specific installations. She has had numerous solo and group shows throughout Canada and abroad.  Heather’s work has been reviewed in Canadian Art magazine, Sculpture magazine, Galleries West, Espace, and Uppercase Magazine, Studio Magazine, The Paris Review, and The Nation Post, etc.  She is predominantly a sculptor that dabbles in multimedia. (

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Watch the Opening Reception and Awards Evening

Watch the Curator Walk Through

Award-winning Artists and Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors for their generous and ongoing support of this annual event. 

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