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Alberta Community Art Clubs Association

Member Benefits Guide

Alberta Community Art Clubs Association

Member Benefits Guide


ACACA Zone Show Awards

The juried ACACA Zone Show Awards are presented at each annual regional Zone Show: North, Central, South.

There are $50 awards handed out to the winners of each talent level (Youth, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Master, and Signature) in each of the five art categories: Two-Dimensional, Sculpture, Digital Illustration, Digital Manipulation and Fibre Art.

An ACACA Jurors’ Choice $150 Award is handed out to the top artwork at each of the Zone Shows.

Each host club may provide a People’s Choice Award annually. These awarded pieces are sent forward to the AB Wide Show to be juried a second time, along with the talent level winners.


Artists may enter more than one art category up to three pieces in each art category, to a maximum of 15 pieces at an annual Zone Show. Please make sure to indicate the level you are entering in that art category; you may be entering in two different levels. For example, Advanced in Two Dimensional and Intermediate in Sculpture.

AB Wide Show Awards

The juried Awards are presented at the annual AB Wide Show:


Dorothy Gardner Memorial Award:  $100


Jean Stephenson Memorial Award:  $100


Hildur Sherbeck Memorial Award:  $100


Martha Houston Memorial Award:  $125


Margret Seelye Memorial Award:  $125

Signature Member

Lillian Nunn Memorial Award:  $125


Each of these awards will be presented to the top artist in each of the named six talent levels; there will be one overall winner in each level.  All five art categories will compete together at each level: Painting, Sculpture, Digital Arts – Illustration, Digital Arts – Photo Manipulation, and Fibre Arts.

Special Award

The top juried artwork in Drawing will be awarded with the Harry Wohlfarth Award of $125 at the AB Wide Show.

Top of the Show Presidents Award

This award is the top pick by the President and Board of Directors and will carry a monetary component of $150 at the AB Wide show.  Zone Show and AB Wide Award Winners go to the “Best of the Best” Alberta Spirit show, which is at a determined venue each year. 

ACACA Permanent Collection

Annually, artists winning the Top of Show President’s award at the ACACA AB Wide Show may have the opportunity to have their artwork purchased by the Association for the ACACA’s Permanent Collection. Art purchased for this collection is stored at the provincial archive and is displayed on occasion at the Alberta Spirit Show along with that year’s ACACA AB Wide Show final winners.

Archivable Collection Criteria

  1. The artwork receiving the Top of Show President’s award may be purchased if the painting is for sale and the price does not exceed budgeted funds.
  2. If any artwork exceeds a maximum height or width of 36 inches (94.5 cm), and is selected as a candidate for the ACACA Permanent Collection, the Artist must provide a custom wooden gallery box for storage, due to provincial Archivable storage limitations.
  3. If a sculpture is selected as a candidate for the ACACA Permanent Collection, the Artist must provide a custom wooden gallery box for storage, due to provincial Archivable storage limitations.

Volunteer Hours

There will be three ACACA Art Clubs, who will be hosting the different Zone Shows (North, Central and South).  During the weekend of these shows, you may be asked if you, as a member can “help out” during the 3 days of the show, and if you graciously step up to the plate and accept the job, we thank you, and your help does not go unnoticed.

However, should you volunteer, we would greatly appreciate it if you could fill in the related hours on the attached sheet and give it to the Zone Show Host club representative. 

About Us

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Who We Are

The Alberta Community Art Clubs Association aims at uniting, serving and networking with artists throughout the province. Our goals are to foster and maintain instruction in art and to develop an interest in the knowledge of art and culture in the communities throughout the province.


ACACA fills a unique niche in promoting the arts in the province of Alberta by sponsoring three juried art shows annually, hosted by art clubs from different communities each year.

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ACACA can be found elsewhere online, in addition to our website.

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