Released February 7, 2020
WEYBURN – The Weyburn Arts Council (WAC) is requesting information about art and artists that have pieces in the Permanent Art Collection. WAC is looking for information to add to a series of books about the Permanent Collection featuring artist’s biographies and art works.
In 1974, the Weyburn Arts Council began acquiring works of art for the City. The main purpose of the collection is to preserve examples of the visual arts, created primarily in Saskatchewan, and to establish a record of our cultural heritage. WAC has been collecting 1 to 4 pieces every year, and the collection now holds more than 200 pieces.
To celebrate our move to the WRCC in 2021, WAC is updating and reformatting a booklet produced in 1984.
If anyone has art in the permanent collection, or has a family member who’s art is featured, please reach out to WAC to share your information. WAC is looking for photos of the artists, artist’s works, and for information that can be added to the artist’s biography. Weyburn Arts Curator can be contacted at (306) 848-3922 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete list of the artists with works in the permanent collection can be found here.