Downsize in our direction

article-new_ehow_images_a07_bu_ng_sell-antique-china-800x800Start digging through your drawers and basements!

The Fall Art Show and Sale (FASS) committee is looking for some gently used but still classy items for the silent auction table at this event October 5-6.  The silent auction portion of the show and sale is vital for running the event in the black. It also attracts visitors to the event  — and repeat visitors, and visitors who linger at that!

To start you thinking, how about some of these suggestions: a glossy coffee table book, a basket of preserves, attractive candle holders, collectibles,  a set of kitchen utensils, table linens, a pretty vase, decorative items for the living room, or a gift you received but have never found a use for. Collectibles can range from porcelain figurines to retro toys to tools from “pioneer“ days.

For businesses interested in donating, gift certificates are  a great idea that bring people back to your door.

Please make sure your items are clean, show few if any signs of wear, and are in working order. We cannot accept large items too heavy for one person to lift. Remember, most items will need to sit on a table for display.

To donate, email OliverCAC at or phone the committee at 250 498-3679.

Follow the Paws to … Paw Prints Open House

Welcome once again to our Paw Prints Studio & Gallery Annual Open House & Exhibition. It’s our 13th Annual!

 Sunday, November 6th, 11am – 6pm

148 Carr Crescent, Willowbrook Valley
5km south of See Ya Later Winery on Green Lake Road
Just follow the Paw Prints!
GPS 49°15’45.25″N – 119°35’22.79″W

We invite you to join us in person for light refreshments and to see John’s newest works or visit us online at (downloadable map available online, too)

All of our Collectors’ Appreciation 13th Annual Specials are available to our home and away guests. This year we hope you’ll all be delighted with some of our newest ideas, but don’t worry, our Classic Paw Prints Collectables will be available, too!

Some specials include:

Choose a 2nd Limited Edition Print for only $13
Choose a 2nd Limited Edition Giclée for $13 off
Choose a 2nd Gift Collectable Salsnek Art Mug for $13
and at least 13 more…

BONUS! Our incredible framer, Diane Miller – Athena Custom Framing – will have her mini-shop in John’s studio to help you choose the perfect frame for ANY of your favourite artwork ( it doesn’t have to be a Salsnek!) just bring it along with you.   AND! She’s offering everyone 13% savings!

ADDED TREAT! The Garden Flag craze gave Stephanie some ideas… you’ll have to wait and see!

 EVERYONE WELCOME – NO RSVP’S necessary. Visit! Browse! Enjoy! Collect!

 Your hosts – Stephanie & John Salsnek

Paw Prints Studio & Gallery – The Art of John Salsnek