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Discover Alberta's best local artists and find their work. Our website was created to connect Albertans to locals creating amazing art. This art marketplace will help you find the right artist for you.

Artwork of the Month - January 2021

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List of what is going on in Alberta
  1. Cava Gallery/ Galerie CAVA Exposition de Miniatures/Show Novembre & Décembre Achetez vos cadeaux ici! Buy your gifts here! 9103 95 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4Y(780) 461-3427

    Call for participation invites professional, amateur and emerging artists (i.e. graphic arts students) , to send to us a strip (of 3 frames minimum to one page maximum, on paper or digital) depicting the connections between French-speaking, English-speaking Canadian comics, and/or Indigenous comics.   Submission of the created comics: 20/12/2020 Contact: Chris Reyns-Chikuma (reynschi@ualberta.ca ), Sylvain Lemay (sylvain.lemay@uqo.ca ), et Sylvain Rheault (sylvain.rheault@uregina.ca )..

    Studio Space available in St. Albert. For more information or to come for a visit, please contact: Carol Donald at 780 940 - 1578.

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Introducing my works of art to the general public by way of artbylocals.ca has been a tremendous help to me. 

Not having a website of my own and knowing the public is doing more shopping online, I needed a marketing strategy.

The website is well set up and easy to use. 

The benefits far outweigh the reasonable membership fees.Within a few short weeks I was getting inquiries.

A number of recent sales confirmed I made the right choice by choosing artbylocals.ca

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Featured artist

MARGARET KLAPPSTEIN

Margaret was born in the Peace River country of Northern Alberta and became interested in art at an early age.  She recalls with fondness, the changing seasons in the Peace  and tributes her rural upbringing for the love of nature and rural people that are reflected in her paintings.  She has also completed several murals in the city of Edmonton and the County of Strathcona, including the murals for the African Suites at Fantasyland Hotel , the murals at Ardrossan and Fultonvale arenas.   Margaret creates her works in acrylic, watercolor, and oils, pastel, and mixed media.   Her creations capture a sense of mood, atmosphere and special moments.  Margaret has taken art courses through the University of Alberta, U of A Extension and has completed workshops with Susan Woolgar, Jane Romanishco, Carol Nelson,  David Langevin, Ingrid Christensen, Mike Svob, Ron Ranson, Brent Laycock, Arleta Pech,  Jack Reid, Jerry Heine, Charles Spratt, Brian Atyeo, Jim Adrain, Arne Westerman, David Keiller, Eileen Rocher-Sutton , Willie Wong and Gene Prokop,  Sherry Telle, Heather Pant, Linda Kemp, Tom Lynch,  Xin Yu Zheng, and Keith Bond. Currently a member of the Art Society and  an active member of the  FCAEdmonton chapter. Two of her paintings are part of the Strathcona County permanent collection.  Margaret also teaches art classes for the ASSC.      

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Member news (Let's brag)

  • Karin Richter is excited and honoured to be featured in the PASTEL JOURNAL with her article “Sweet on Suede” in the Feb. 2021 issue! You can find her in the Skill Builders section where she writes about her love for the medium of Pastel, the unique support she uses and her process by demonstrating a scene from her Italian painting holidays. Available in stores and online now! www.karinrichter.com
  • Artist Doris Charest, received 'Signature Status' with the International Society of Experimental Artists this summer
    Karen Blanchet and Daniele Petit had work accepted into the 2020 annual show of the ISEA. Congratulations!
    Karen Blanchet and Doris Charest both got into the show 'Crisis' with the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver and they both got into the 1st show of the Edmonton Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists in Edmonton.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does Art by Locals handle any shipping or sales? No. Artbylocals.ca is just to advertise your work. We do not handle any transactions at the moment. Once established, that will be a discussion.
  • Does Art by Locals allow more than two images? Yes, you can upload up to 10 images if you are a Premium member. Please label them properly or they will not be shown on the site.
  • What size do I put my images (jpgs) for this site? You should keep your images to around 200 kb in size with 300 dpi.
  • What do I charge for my artwork? The price you charge is up to you. If possible, contact other artists to see what they charge and make your decision accordingly.
  • Is GST charged on the artwork? You are the one that decides if GST is charged on any artwork. This is something that you need to discuss with your client.
  • How much is charged for shipping? Shipping costs are up to you. You can charge a flat fee, the exact amount it costs you or none at all. This is up to you. You need to discuss this with your client.
  • Profile photos: These do not have to be done by a professional photographer. You can just have someone take your photo in front of a blank wall. Smile.....