The word is out: people are marking the ACAD show and sale on their calendars, judging by the turnout on the opening afternoon Thursday. It was brisker than I’ve seen it in the past, which is great for the students. Let’s take a look at some of the offerings at the sale, which runs from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. (Don’t expect bargain prices on the parking, however. It’s $9 to park in the parkade on Friday; $6 on Saturday.) There’s a wide array of pieces available, from textiles to prints to jewelry to paintings. And don’t forget the glassware: the two apple-green pieces at the top of this post are by Alana Biffert. They’re priced at $130, left, and $65. (I am still kicking myself for not buying the latter one. There’s a lesson in there: if you love it, buy it before it’s gone.) –Ruth Myles

Those interested in supporting local, developing artists have plenty to peruse. This year, the paintings are off in a separate room of their own. There’s a wide range, from portraits to abstracts to landscapes.


” Policromatico No.3″ by Juan Pablo Gonzalez Amaya ($1,600) is one of the sculptures on display at the show.


This cosy collar was created by Alyssa McMurry using corriedale and merino wools ($80). The button is made from oak.


S. Tiffany Yao, a third-year student in jewelry making, crafted this ring from sterling silver and a garnet ($90).


Erin Belley’s “This is Not Graffiti, Panel IV” in mixed media ($260).

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