Unpaid Artists: Madawaska Valley Wants Your Invoice

At the Jan 15th Madawaska Valley Council meeting, the subject of unpaid artists was raised. The artists’ work was sold from The Railway Station. It now appears that MV Township is waiting for invoices from them before issuing payment for the sale proceeds (after commission).

Councillor Maika, referring to an entry in the accounts, wanted to know if there were any more payments to be made. Gwen Dombroski, Acting Deputy Clerk, said that she had a list of outstanding payments but she wanted to speak to the artists first as the Township needs to match an invoice against the payment. Dombroski said:

“So if there are any artists out there who still want payment, they need to send us an invoice.”


  1. Kristin Marchand

    I made a donation of a small wall hanging of a water tower. How do I find out what has happened to it and where it might be? If the Railway Station is no longer operational I guess I should get the wall hanging back. Right?

    • The Current

      Thanks for your comment, Kristin. This report refers to work that was for sale at the Station. Last August MV Council stated there were no plans to close the Station. Like you, many residents have donated various items, including railway museum artifacts, and await a Township announcement of opening hours and plans for 2018.

    • The Current

      Thanks for your comment, Ken. For background please see the article by Mark Woermke entitled “Railway Station’s Benefit to Area Derailed”. The Station is owned and operated by the Township. When it is open The Station is an art gallery, museum and visitor centre. Local artists’ work is sold in the gallery and gift shop. The Township gets a commission on any work sold, whether art, history books, postcards, souvenirs, etc.

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