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Unique offerings at Richmond Village Art Club Christmas Show

The Richmond Village Art Club kicked off the holiday shopping season with their annual Christmas Art Show and Sale, held Nov. 9 at St. John’s Anglican Church Hall.

This year’s show featured a wide range of works and pieces from a diversified group of talented local artists. There was everything from traditional oil and acrylic paintings, to pencil drawings, pet portrait offerings, jewellery, fused glass and crafts, and even art done exclusively on paddles.

“We have a great mix of artists who each offer something unique and different,” said Richmond Village Art Club President Salena Richard. “We try to make it different than other area art shows in that there is a wide range of items and a group of artists with different styles.”

Music was provided by Ryan King during the show.

One of the more interesting displays was by Richmond artist Jesse Oberoi. He paints oars and paddles, which is an ideal decoration for someone living near the Jock River or Rideau River. Oberoi left the financial world to follow his passion and become an artist. His work can be found at

For more information on the Richmond Village Art Club, visit For the full photo album of the show, visit the Manotick Messenger Facebook page.

Richmond paddle artist Jesse Oberoi.
Richmond Village Art Club President Salena Richard.
Photos by Jeff Morris, Manotick Messenger