Monday, May 16, 2016

1 punch, 1 book sale

Hi reusers!

From May 17-20 come in to shop and you get to take home a free book with every punch redeemed.

There is no limit to how many free books you can take home this week, so, help us clear out our large stock of art books and magazines!

Have a great week!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Top 3 - Apparently we missed some weeks...

Hi Reusers!

Here are some of our outstanding donations from weeks past. If you haven't come in to shop there are so many great books! Check these awesome supplies out:

Happy Reusing!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Where has the time gone?

Hi Reusers!

I just noticed my last post was all the way at the end of January! So much to catch you up on:

Our Expression of Interest for our Board of Directors ended on January 31st and I will soon be introducing you all to the great ladies that will be joining me in this little adventure (more coming soon!).

We had our first Teacher's Appreciation Sale during the February family week break. Three lucky teachers got to take home free supplies in appreciation for all they do to enrich programs at our schools and other educational facilities.

I presented about Regina's Art Supply Exchange at the Investigating Our Practices conference at the University of Regina Faculty of Education. It was a great way to feel connected again to other educators and the Education Faculty (it has almost been three years since I convocated). I had a really awesome weekend and was honoured to have presented among so many great change makers, innovators, and colleagues.

What is on the horizon? Lots of great things maybe even another sale or two (check back soon!)... In the meantime here are some of the great items we have had donated in the past weeks:

We had a 6 foot piece of borco/vyco working surface excellent for resurfacing a desk donated, a great selection of art history and instructional books, and some really neat natural dyes (which have mostly gone already - we were cleaned out)! Please remember if you are dropping off donations to clean your items a little if they have been stored outside or in a garage.

Finally had some room last week to put this great donation out from the Log House Thrift Store in Regina. Boxes and boxes full of silk flowers (of all colours and types) and even leaves. Ignore prices on bags, prices as always are by filling up our in house bag sizes (it seemed wasteful to take these out of their highly categorized bagging system)! There are still so many flowers and leaves - come and get 'em!

Happy Reusing,
Erika Folnovic

Monday, January 25, 2016

Leader Post Article Now on Display

Hi Reusers!

I'm excited that I finally got the Leader Post newspaper article from September up on display at the shop. Thanks to Western Litho for laminating this for me!

Happy Reusing,
Erika Folnovic

Monday, January 11, 2016

Top 3 - Week of Jan 11th

Howdy Reusers!

Here are our newest donations:

  1. Wood and metal easels
  2. Beautiful books with some amazing colour plates of artwork
  3. Scented pencils! (oh my gosh, they reminded me of my childhood and these markers.)

There was also quite a few honourable mentions this week: frames, silk flowers, and a wide selection of paper (wrapping, carbon, graph, etc.).

Also we are still accepting applications for our Board of Directors. See information here.

Happy Reusing!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

RASE Seeks New Board Members

Hi Reusers.

The current board is seeking interested individual who can contribute to the Board of Directors at Regina's Art Supply Exchange. To be considered for any of the open positions we need two things:

  1. A current resume
  2. Pages 2-3 of this document printed and filled out: View PDF

These two documents need to be mailed to or dropped off at our office by January 31st, 2016: 
A-1734 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK, S4R 1G6

You can view a complete list of positions and their roles/responsibilities in the above PDF. Printed copies of this form are available at the address listed above. Below is a list of the roles being requested:
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Director of Development and Communications 
  • Event Coordinator 
  • Director of Marketing 
  • CARFAC Representative 
  • Collections Management and Operations

If you have any questions about the form or anything related to this post please e-mail: OR go to the Contact Us page of this blog for links to our Facebook and to send us a message through our blog (no e-mail required).

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Top 3 - Week of Dec 14th + Honourable Mentions

Hey Reusers!

Almost forgot to post our Top 3 from December 14th. There are also a few honourable mentions this week due to our highlight of a significant donation we received the week of the 7th. We wanted to make sure we honoured ALL the amazing stuff we received in the past two weeks,

Watercolour paper and sketchbooks; vintage polyester 
fabric and denim; a great selection of art books.

Here are some others we couldn't miss mentioning!

Only a couple of days left until we go on Winter holidays! Come see us before December 18th or see you in the next year!