Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

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FALL / WINTER 2004 Norman Yates • William Allister • Bill Bragg Janet Cardiff • Vivian Thierfelder • Isla Burns Katie Ohe • Reinhard Skoracki • Ray Arnatt Honsun Chu • Napachie Sharky • David Cantine

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Previews & Profiles Feature previews: William Allister............................18 Vivian Thierfelder........................22 Bill Bragg ....................................26 Janet Cardiff ...............................28




Victor Cicansky Sculptor’s harvest



Visual Wit and Humour What’s so funny? BY NICHOLAS ROUKES


Norman Yates Endless horizons



Bronze: Ageless Alloy BY BEVERLY CRAMP Enduring appeal


Migrations To Greece and back



Back Room Jean Paul Lemieux at Masters Gallery




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“Island, Lake of the Woods”, watercolour, painted circa 1926, 15.5” x 16.5”, Study for the well-known colour woodblock print, “Sunset, Lake of the Woods”

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Alex Colville: Surveyor, 2001, acrylic polymer emulsion on hardboard, 36.0 x 62.3 cm

COLVILLE, PICASSO The Edmonton Art Gallery hosts Alex Colville: Return August 28 to October 17. The exhibition interpreting the work of Halifax artist Alex Colville in relation to themes of war, witnessing and trauma is organized and toured by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. From October 30 to January 16 the EAG is showing Protean Picasso, an exhibition organized and toured by the National Gallery of Canada featuring 75 works on paper by the famed Spanish artist.

ARTISTS’ INCOME Average income from all revenue sources for Canadian visual artists in 2001 was $18,666, compared to a $31,757 average income for Canadian workers, according to the Visual Arts section of the Canada Council for the Arts, which is conducting a national consultation with the visual arts 8 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

community with the aim of developing action strategies to deal with economic and other issues faced by visual artists in this country. More information at A new for-profit company in New York is creating a first-of-itskind pension fund for artists. Called the Artist Pension Trust, the fund is designed to offer retirement security for a group of upand-coming visual artists now in their 20s and 30s. Instead of investing money, these artists will contribute their own artwork to a trust. The artwork will be held for a number of years and then sold, with the proceeds going into the trust from which artists will draw their pensions. More info:

SCHOLARSHIPS The posh Banff Centre Midsummer Ball celebrated its

25th anniversary in July by raising a record $595,000 for arts scholarships, making it one of the most successful single-event arts fundraisers in Canada. The scholarships allow visual and performing artists to attend The Banff Centre. The Banff Centre has also launched a new fund raising program in which visual artists involved with Banff Centre residencies are donating works to be sold to benefit future visual arts scholarships and the Walter Phillips Gallery. The first donated piece was a print by Vancouver artist Paul Wong called Intensity 78’.

RODIN, PENNY Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, marks the first presentation in Calgary of an exhibition featuring the famous sculptures of Auguste Rodin, one of the most important sculptors of

the 19th century. Showing October 30 to January 30 at the Glenbow Museum, this exhibition of Rodin – who is regarded by many as the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo – is the first Canadian venue on its North American tour and features such masterpieces as This Kiss and The Thinker. Also at the Glenbow October 30 to January 30 is Evan Penny: Absolutely Unreal. The show explores the career of one of Canada’s premier figurative sculptors in this exhibition focusing primarily on recent sculpture and photography. Evan Penny has responded to the works of numerous international artists, including several sculptures by Rodin. More Penny is on display at TrépanierBaer in Calgary from October 15 to November 13.

EMMA LAKE, DUNLOP Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus continues to operate in a state of uncertainty due to budget-cutting at the University of Saskatchewan. The campus board of Directors is initiating discussions with university administrators to address concerns arising from recent statements from the Provost’s Committee on Integrated Planning that suggest there is still a possibility the campus will not be maintained by the university after June 2007. For more information contact Dr. Walter Archer, Chair of the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus Board of Directors, at 306-966-5536 or Kate Hobin, Director, 306-966-8675. Regina’s Dunlop Art Gallery


Evan Penny: Gerry, 2003 silicone, pigment, hair, fabric (detail). Private collection, Calgary

LEFT: Auguste Rodin: The Thinker, 1880, reduced in 1903, date of cast unknown, bronze. Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation


ment of four new members to its board of directors.

was spared the axe earlier this year when the Friends of the Regina Public Library successfully opposed the proposed closure of three branch libraries, the Dunlop, and the Prairie History Room. The library turned a new page in June with the appoint-

CARR RECORD An anonymous Canadian bidder paid $1.1 million at Heffel Fine Art Auction House in Vancouver for Emily Carr’s Quiet, setting a new record for the late British Columbia painter’s work. In November Heffel is auctioning an AY Jackson painting, Country Road, l’Islet, St. Fabien and a Lawren Harris work, Above Lake Superior. Visit

WESTERN FINALISTS RBC Investments has announced 15 semi-finalists chosen for its Fall/Winter 2004 Galleries West 9

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2004 Canadian Painting Competition from more than 300 emerging artists who submitted nearly 700 entries. Western Canada semi-finalists are Monique Blom of Saskatoon, Mark Mullin of Calgary, John Eisler of Calgary, and Jim Park and Brad Philips, both from Vancouver. Laurel Smith, a former Calgarian now living in Montreal, was also selected. The winner for Western Canada will be announced September 22 in Edmonton. A full list of the 15 semi-finalists and images of their artwork is available at and at


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The Galt Museum and Archives in Lethbridge is constructing a 3,000-square-foot permanent exhibition gallery scheduled to open May 2006. The exhibit design company Robertson-Weir Limited of Red Deer was selected to develop the new gallery space. More information at 403-320-3898.


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Elliott Louis Gallery in Vancouver is showing works by historic Canadian artist Jean Paul Riopelle from September 25 to

October 24. Riopelle is one of Canada’s most widely known and collected artists. Included in the show are works from the family estate, a number of early oils on canvas and seminal works from 1954 - 55. In attendance on opening night October 1 will be Madame Yseult Riopelle, daughter of the artist and author of a definitive catalogue of his work.

THREE BURDENEYS Vancouver photographer David Burdeny has three works featured in the 2004 Communication Arts Photography. Of the 10,104 entries to the 43rd annual publication only 185 were accepted, making this Photography Annual the most exclusive major photography competition in the world.

AWARD FOR GALLERY Winnipeg’s Urban Shaman Gallery was awarded a Manitoba Foundation for the Arts Community Award worth $5,000. Since 1995, Urban Shaman Gallery has presented contemporary art by aboriginal and indigenous artists, curators and art producers, providing them with both an exhibition space and a voice. Artist Louis Ogemah accepted the award for the gallery.

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David Burdeny: Vanish, 2004, colour photograph mounted on aluminum, 32" x 32". A Burdeny exhibition entitled Sur-Mer runs December 2 to 31 at Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver

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WAG ABROAD Gatherings: Aboriginal Art from the Collection of The Winnipeg Art Gallery is on view at the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, China, August 13 to October 17. This coup follows a successful showing last fall at the National Museum of History in Taipei, Taiwan, where during a month-long stay more than 16,000 visitors saw the show. Featuring works from the WAG’s collection, Gatherings celebrates the key contribution aboriginal artists have made to Canadian culture and the important role their work plays in the WAG’s collection.

ART FOR LIFE The 11th annual Art For Life charity auction is being held October 3 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. The event features an awards dinner and silent auction in support of wellness programs at the Diamond Centre For Living, which assists more than 1,300 members stricken with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Signature artist for this year’s event is Robert Florian, who is repre-

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FAKE OR FORGERY? During the final stages of producing Capturing Western Legends: Russell and Remington’s Canadian West, a major exhibition at the Glenbow Museum running June 19 to October 11, the authenticity of the museum’s only oil painting by Frederic Remington was called into question after it was discovered that Warrior’s Return, which the Glenbow purchased in 1965 as an original, was not on the master list of Remington’s work. Extensive sleuthing by the museum subsequently uncovered the painting as a classic case of forgery. Originally painted by W. Herbert Dunton in 1910, the painting had been subsequently

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to the Reservation, 1910, appears at the Glenbow Museum in a special exhibit on fakes and forgeries

altered and given a forged Remington signature. As a quirky form of compensation, a fascinating special section of the exhibit was created exploring the process of authentication through stylistic and scientific analysis.

He received formal training in sculpture at the Oxford School of Art and later at the Royal College of Art in London, where he was awarded a Silver Medal for Sculpture and a First Class Honours Degree. A Royal Scholar, between 1965 and 2004 he taught sculpture in England and Canada and in 1981 he joined the University of Calgary art department. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, and he was a founding member of the Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts in Calgary. A retrospective exhibition, Ray Arnatt: Perfecting the View, was held at the Triangle in March 2003, and his most recent work was selected for a group exhibition,

Reinhard Skoracki

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The French Masters, a presentation of two different exhibitions from the National Gallery of Canada, comes together only in Victoria at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria for an exclusive showing December 4 to February 20. The combined lineup of Masterworks of 19th Century French Realism and French Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada includes 16 paintings by Degas, Cézanne, Corot, Courbet, Millet and Tissot, and over 70 drawings spanning 300 years of art history by Watteau, Fragonard, David, Delacroix, Géricault, Degas, Redon, Ingres, Pissaro, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec.

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RAY ARNATT (1934 – 2004) One of Alberta’s most remarkable sculptors and academics, Ray Arnatt, died in July near Calgary at the age of 69 of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Born in England in 1934, Arnatt began art studies at age 13.



Raymond Arnatt

Migrations in the Third Dimension, organized in partnership with the Cultural Foundation of Tinos in Greece (see page 46). This exhibition runs in November at the Triangle Gallery, which is dedicating the show in his memory. WINSTON LEATHERS (1932-2004) Manitoba artist Winston Leathers passed away in July at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora, Ontario. Leathers was born in Miami, Manitoba, in 1932. A founding member of <SITE> Gallery in Winnipeg and a mem-

Girl with Flower Basket, Oil 24" x 30"


Upcoming Exhibitions include:

James Tissot: The Letter, 1878, National Gallery of Canada, part of

Calgary’s much-anticipated Art Central complex for the visual arts opens downtown in September as host of the opening Artcity gala September 10 and as home to the festival’s centrepiece visual arts exhibition. Comprised of studio spaces, galleries, retail outlets and related services on three renovated levels in the historic Jubilee Block, Art Central aspires to be the axis of Calgary’s visual arts scene. Constructed around a spacious atrium cut through all three floors and topped with a massive skylight bringing natural light throughout the building, the facility houses a variety of studio spaces where working artists will create and sell their works. Many of the 40 individual spaces within

Tinyan Opening Oct 16

Storm on the Way, Oil, 15" x 30"


Art Central have already been leased, with studios available on the lower and upper levels and gallery spaces on all three levels. Strategically located on the corner of Centre Street and 7 Avenue SW across from the Hyatt Regency Calgary hotel, Art Central also features the Siding Café, a groundfloor restaurant that will soon overlook a new LRT platform being relocated by the city, and a coffeehouse on the second floor connected to a Plus-15 walkway linking to the rooftop Colonel James Walker Park and to other centres of downtown commerce. Developer of Art Central is Encorp Inc., which under the direction of David Neill has also restored the Alberta Hotel Block and the Clarence Block on Stephen Avenue. For information visit

Ted Raftery Opening Nov 5

WALKS AND FESTIVALS Calgary’s Artcity 2004 Festival September 10 to 19 focuses on contemporary visual culture addressing the theme of currency. Festivities begin September 10 with the Artcity Gala in the new Art Central facility at the corner of Centre Street and 7 Avenue SW. Art Central is also hosting a major exhibition featuring works by regional artists. Artcity’s international Peepshow pavilion competition invites architects and designers from around the world to submit proposals for temporary exhibition

Spring Snow, Oil, 24" x 30"

ber of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, Leathers was a painter, printmaker and poet who spent much of his career expanding the limits of his artistic disciplines. He was a valued teacher and mentor for many younger artists. His work is represented in major collections across the country, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Canada Council Art Bank and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The University of Manitoba’s Gallery 1C03 and Gallery One One One are planning a joint exhibition of his work for March 2005.

Ron Hedrick Opening Oct 2

Sunday Gathering, Oil, 24" x 36"

The French Masters at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Robert E. Wood Opening Nov 20

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spaces on Calgary’s streets. Architectural art featuring Peter Yeadon, George Yu and Pierre Thibault, all prominent professors of architecture originally from Canada and winners of the prestigious Prix De Rome, is being showcased in the atrium of City Hall. Arttalk features a panel of celebrated artists, architects and designers including George Yu & Andrew King discussing the festival’s theme of currency. Artcity also features for the first time a graphic design competition. Last year more than 900 people attended the gala kick-off reception and the nine-day event attracted 25,000 people. For more information visit the Visual Arts Week Society at or call 403-870-2787. In conjunction with the Artcity festival TRUCK Gallery in Calgary has organized an international show called Locus Suspectus. The group show of 12 video artists from across Canada and Ireland is curated by Sandra Vida in Calgary and Pauline Cummins in Belfast. The show interprets video and feminism by both men and women through a series of lectures and workshops/screenings in collaboration with EMMEDIA and the Ormeau Baths Gallery in Belfast. Also in Calgary is ArtWalk, a two-day event happening September 18 and 19 at participating galleries throughout the city’s downtown, Design District and Uptown 17 areas. Visit Edmonton’s Fall Gallery Walk in the 124 Street Business District happens September 25 and 26. The Winter Walk is November 27 and 28. A partnership with the Edmonton Art Gallery enables walkers to pick up an EAG Passport to Art at any of the seven participating galleries and then trade in their stamped passport for free admission to the EAG. An Art Walk on September 2 6 to 9 pm in the Arts and Heritage district of St. Albert, Alberta, features works by local and regional

artists. Call 780-460-4310. Banff’s art galleries, museums and other cultural institutions join together September 25 and 26 for the Banff Culture Walk celebrating the importance of the arts and culture to Banff and the surrounding area. A trail guide map is available from participating venues and the Information Centre at 224 Banff Avenue. An the Lake Country Community Complex near Kelowna September 11 and 12 showcases the work of more than 200 artists. Call 250-766-4406. The Gabriola Island Studio/ Gallery Tour on Thanksgiving weekend October 9 to 11 is the largest home studio tour in BC, with 56 studios and more than 80 participating artists. Call 250-247-7409 or visit

NEW & NOTABLE Refer to SOURCES page 48 for details on galleries. The Winnipeg Art Gallery has announced three new curatorial appointments designed to invigorate and expand its contemporary art program. Mary Reid, formerly curator of the MacLaren Art Centre, joined the WAG as Curator of Contemporary Art and Photography. Winnipeg performance artists Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan were appointed Adjunct Curators for the remainder of the 2004/05 fiscal year. The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery in Yorkton has a new curator-in-residence, thanks to a Canada Council grant. Elwood Jimmy will spend the next two years curating shows and working with programming. Banyan Tree Gallery specializing in East Indian contemporary art has opened in Edmonton’s loft district. The artwork is complemented by antique Asian furniture, artbooks and jewellery. The new Marine Adventure Gallery in Victoria’s Shoal Point complex connects art and the outdoors. The gallery specializes in marine-related fine art and has an

Pat Hart: Clamdiggers, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24". Hart's studio is part of BC's largest home studio tour on Gabriola Island.

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Showing in Vancouver The 2nd Annual Sidney Fine Art Show takes place on Vancouver Island’s Saanich Peninsula October 15 – 17. Artists from Western Canada and the US submit up to three works in any medium for review by a jury con-

sisting of artists Carole Sabiston, Peter Shostak and Alan Wylie. More than $6,000 in prizes are awarded at an artists’ preview October 14. More information: or

Adventure Centre activity area for lessons, rentals, charters and visitor information. Check out Artview Expositions has opened at Artspace in Calgary’s Crossroads Market complex. The Comox Valley Art Gallery is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The public contemporary art gallery is operated by a non-profit association and is partnering with the City of Courtenay to renovate an old firehall into a new art gallery. Stone Fish Gallery has opened in Calgary. The gallery specializes in contemporary art and has plans to include photographic works. Also in Calgary’s Inglewood district, CounterFLUX Art Center, an artist-shared exhibition space, has opened. Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg has moved to a new location at 233 McDermot Avenue. The Legacy of Light Gallery has opened in the Canyon Creek Pottery building in the up-andcoming mountain arts community of Golden, BC. SKEW Gallery has opened in

Calgary. The gallery will feature curated exhibitions by director Emily Barnett as well as guest curators from across Canada. Resident artist is Bart Habermiller. Jasper artist and gallery owner Wendy Wacko has opened a third gallery, called Mountain Gallery, in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. The Leighton Centre near Calgary is celebrating its 30th anniversary. AC Leighton died in 1965, and in 1974 his wife Barbara established the Leighton Foundation as a legacy to her late husband. Barbara set up the Leighton Centre in their last home together, on 80 acres near the Millarville Valley with a panoramic view of the Rockies. About 13,000 Calgary school children each year take art instruction there. The University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology has announced the appointment of Dr. Anthony Shelton as director effective September 1. Shelton is a leader in museology, cultural criticism, and the anthropology of art and aesthetics.

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PREVIEWS & PROFILES A selective guide to exhibitions in Western Canada this fall

DES BEVIS BRITISH COLUMBIA: Evocative Canvases, Sept 2-25, The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm, Victoria

Depth and grace are two words that aptly describe Des Bevis’s luminous, abstract paintings. During his years of academic fine art training in England, his area of expertise was calligraphy and illumination; he experimented with pure painting on occasion. Only in the last seven years has he been incorporating non-representational painting into his full-time practice. Bevis continues to cite calligraphy as a main influence, which is evident in the elegant lines that hold each painting together. Medieval, illuminated manuscripts inspire the colours themselves, including the glowing golds and silvers, but the resulting paintings are thoroughly modern. Of his process Bevis states, “No art form challenges the hand, eye and mind as does the art of fine writing or ‘calligraphy’. It is from this context that each of my pieces is concerned with line, form, colour and texture – all the elements of a good painting.” – Melissa Whitlock Represented by: The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm, Victoria, BC; The Gallery at Sixty Dallas, Victoria, BC; Qualicum Bay Seaside Gallery, Qualicum Bay, BC.

Des Bevis: Take it from the Top,


2004, mixed media, 36" x 30"

Napachie Sharky: Preening Bird, 2003, serpentine, 8" x 22" x 6"

NAPACHIE SHARKY BRITISH COLUMBIA: Sculpting Talent II, group show, Oct 23-Nov 5, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

As an emerging Inuit artist from Cape Dorset, Napachie Sharky takes the best of his community’s traditional world and melds it with modern sensibilities and technical sculpting methods. He carves in serpentine stone and many of Sharky’s works imply some aspect of spring and summer. A profusion of birds is an intrinsic part of the Arctic summer and a major theme in his sculpture. The tender embrace of a mother bird sheltering its young evokes the instinctual imperative of protecting our young. A goose rears on its legs, wings spread, but with a provocative shake of its hips. Sharky’s work also includes depictions of every day life: the Inuk on his ski-doo, waving at us as he passes by; the hunter with rifle raised to bring down one of those soaring birds the artist is so fond of sculpting; and children climbing on rocks, pursued by a puppy that is having some difficulty keeping up. – Beverly Cramp Represented by: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC; The Quest Gallery, Banff, AB; The Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, MB.

KEN WEST BRITISH COLUMBIA: Shades of Light, Sept 22-Oct 17, Art Works Gallery, Vancouver

Ken West: 14 Trees, 2004, oil on canvas, 48" x 48", half of a diptych 16 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

Ken West straddles several styles when he paints. “I’m representational in that my subject matter is recognizable but it veers into the impressionistic or sometimes surreal,” he says. “I find that the two elements are usually working at the same time.” More than style, light and composition fascinate West. “For me, light is everything,” he says. “It’s about light and dark. It gives me the depth and contrast I strive for in my work.” The over-riding concern with light is evident in his new solo show called Shades of Light. While landscapes predominate, there are still life pictures too. Often, West incorporates a representation of one of his past landscapes in the still life. Born and raised in Vancouver, West usually paints in oils although he has worked with watercolours and pastels. He attended the Vancouver School of Art in the 1960s and in the early ‘70s was involved in the Fine Arts program at Langara College. – Beverly Cramp Represented by: Art Works Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Zenscapes, Oct 14-28, Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver


road brush strokes combined with thin, elegant, calligraphy-like lines fill the canvases William Allister is preparing for his upcoming show in October, called Zenscapes. As he approaches his 85th birthday Allister finds that he continues to be drawn to eastern philosophy. “It’s post modernism for the 21st century,” says Allister. “I go back into ancient cultures, select elements that are beautiful and turn them into modern forms. I’m giving them new forms and meaning without altering the beauty.” Although he has studied and worked with different ancient cultures from China, Egypt, Africa and Mexico, Allister says he is particularly interested in Japanese Zen styles. “Zen has a simplicity, purity and a power that appeals to me,” he says, adding that he continues to distill his interpretations into more understated colours and brushwork. “I’m going further in purifying and reducing my Zen work.” Allister is one of the few Canadian artists who are equally gifted as writers, having won a first prize for literature in 1961 with his first novel, A Handful of Rice. Although he continues to write and publish, his love for art overtook his literary aspirations and Allister has been painting steadily since the early 1960s. He has had more than 30 solo shows. During World War II, Allister was a POW in Hong Kong and Japan. He returned to Japan with his wife in 1983 to face the hostility he harboured from those experiences. “I had a lot of anger and hatred. It took time to iron that out and get rid of all my devils,” says Allister. “Through Buddhism I learned how to forgive.”

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A documentary film about his life, The Compassion of Art, was broadcast on CBC-TV nationally and his memoir written in 1989, Where Life and Death Hold Hands, won the Canadian Prime Minister’s Award for intercultural relations. Allister says an artist never retires and that he continues to explore and invent new methods: “I’m getting better every year because I’m learning more just from working.” Represented by: Charisma Gallery, Abbotsford, BC; Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC; Marshall Clark Galleries, Tsawwassen, BC; Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary, AB.

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DAVID ELLINGSEN BRITISH COLUMBIA: Unveil the Night, Sept 9-Oct 2, Aion Gallery, Vancouver

The digital photography revolution doesn’t inspire David Ellingsen, a fine art photographer who uses a traditional Hasselblad camera. “I like working with materials and I like the imperfections that show up in film,” says Ellingsen who shoots in traditional black and white and then processes the film by hand. Ellingsen grew up on British Columbia’s Cortes Island and graduated from the Focal Point Visual Arts Centre in Vancouver in the fall of 1999 with an honours diploma in professional photography. Ellingsen says he had no intention of doing landscapes until he was influenced by San Francisco-based Michael Kenna’s long exposures taken during evening and dusk that he says, “leave you with a feeling.” Now, many of Ellingsen’s photographs encapsulate the coast of BC where he grew up. But portraiture is also part of his work including an ongoing project about transvestites called Gender Bender. – Beverly Cramp

David Ellingsen: Breakwater Railing,

Represented by: Aion Gallery, Vancouver, BC. Also shows at: Onepointsix Gallery and Exposure Gallery,

2004, pigment ink on cotton rag paper

Vancouver, BC.

DAVID CANTINE ALBERTA: Oct 23-Nov 9, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton

In modernist art history’s search for the liberation of colour, beginning with Cézanne, David Cantine’s four coloured discs represent a triumph. What most fail to grasp is a master draughtsman beneath a necessarily reductive format. To liberate colour he has refined drawing and composition to its essence. It is a significant tribute to Alberta’s northness and isolation that this Michiganian, American artist has chosen Edmonton as his home and the crucible in which to perfect his vision in relative obscurity. Cantine has been painting virtually the same still life here for 30 years. The format developed from a picture of two apples and their shadows and has been refined so that colour functions in a purely structural way. In a fast paced, quick fix world, he pursues a single-minded vision. It is a rare pleasure to stand before one of these eloquent canvases and allow the colour to wash over you; to begin to vibrate, shimmy and dance. – Lee Bale

David Cantine: From SW Still Life B,

Represented by: Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.

2001, acrylic on Plexiglas, 26" x 26"

detail: Wreck Beach Coffee Table, bronze, edition of 7, 17 x 44 x 32”

Victor Cicansky

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CAROL BREEN ALBERTA: Visions: Northern Impressions, Oct 22-Nov 6, Artworks Gallery, Fort McMurray

Carol Breen: Autumn Tea, Boreal Teapot Series, 2002, water media on paper, 7 3/4" x 9 1/4"

There’s a distinct affinity for northern Alberta in the work of Carol Breen, a sense of “into-the-woods” backed up by silvered night skies and pines that crowd the horizon. It fits that she’s spent much of her life in wilder places – growing up in Canmore, and living and working in Fort McMurray since 1989. In between, she had a stretch as a student and then a teacher at the Alberta College of Art & Design, and at the Mount Royal College Conservatory of Music in Calgary. She has works in permanent collections including The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Syncrude Canada, the Canada Council and Alberta House in London, England. Breen’s canvases have an illustrative quality. Colour is laid on with a transparent glow, lighting backdrops for floating angels and flowers and stars. “I want to depict the flora and fauna of the region within the unique golden light shimmering through the poplars and tamarack pines,” she says. Inspired by the Borealis for her upcoming show with watercolourist Joanne Friesen at Artworks, Breen has taken a playful, storytelling approach, creating magical imagery that incorporates some of the myths and symbols of the north. – Jill Sawyer Represented by: Artworks Gallery, Fort McMurray, AB; Collector’s Gallery, Calgary, AB.

GRANT McCONNELL SASKATCHEWAN: Recent Works, Oct 30-Nov 18, Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon

Grant McConnell: Heavy Input, 2003, mixed media on paper, 9 3/4" x 14"

A strong sense of history permeates an exhibition of new works by Saskatoon artist Grant McConnell. Historical influences are evident in both subject matter and style. “My works are all to some extent historically based, largely in reference to Canadian settlement,” says McConnell. Inspired by literature and his own travelling experiences, and supported by his knowledge of and keen interest in Canadian history, his pieces reflect such themes as animal life, land and development, and architecture. Large-scale acrylic paintings demonstrate an influence of 19th and 20th century Canadian and European painting, thus bringing form and content together. Viewers will undoubtedly recognize the stories McConnell is sharing, given greater impact by the colour and composition he chooses. Though he is primarily known as a painter, this exhibit will also include mixed media work on paper and one work in bronze. – Kristin Linklater Represented by: Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, AB; Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon, SK.

CYBELE YOUNG ALBERTA: Is it then already?, Sept 18-Oct 16, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary

Cybèle Young: Do you have any plans this weekend?, 2004, Japanese paper, 31" x 31" x 3"

Cybèle Young’s intricate artworks are comprised of miniature, hand-sculpted paper objects, which often incorporate copper etchings or wood block prints. These sculptures are most often aligned with other sculptures or with printed images to produce visually contrasting groupings. Interesting sets of dichotomies are created in her artwork, leaving viewers to draw their own conclusions. Occasionally, the titles offer up clues but ultimately the audience is called to bring individual experiences to the art and come away with varying ideas. Insinuations in the artworks range from playful, childhood memories to questions of social structures. During her artistic training she worked with sculpture and printmaking on a much larger scale before exploring the possibilities of working in miniature. She insists now that she has never looked back: “I feel most free when I work on that scale.” – Melissa Whitlock Represented by: Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB; The Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON; The Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK.

URSULA REYNOLDS ALBERTA: Nov 20-Dec 3, Westlands Gallery, Cochrane

Ursula Reynolds: Watchful, 2004, inks, 20" x 23"

Ursula Reynolds grew up in post-WWII Frankfurt, Germany, almost entirely removed from nature. Today, she lives on 70 acres of prairie, meadow and river valley near Cochrane, Alberta, amidst a busy wildlife corridor. Her fall show will encompass both influences, she says. Walls – the crumbling, bomb-ravaged walls of her childhood – occasionally emerge in her work, while nature is a constant theme. Bison figure prominently, embodying the connection she feels to the land upon which she lives, and its history. “I’ve found bison bones near my home,” she says, adding that she is intrigued by the form and texture of the bison image. Rocks are another motif that symbolize nature and time. Recently, Reynolds has begun painting polar bears. In November, she plans an expedition to Churchill, Manitoba, to view bears in the wild. “I want to see them in the wild and do my own photography and sketches,” she says. Through summer and fall, Reynolds conducts week-long artists’ workshops from her home-based studio, River Rock Studio ( – Jennifer MacLeod Represented by: Mountain Galleries, Whistler, BC, Jasper and Banff, AB; Westlands Gallery, Cochrane, AB; Willock & Sax, Waterton, AB.

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Vivian Thierfelder

Single Peony, 2003, watercolour, 13" x 13"

BY LEE BALE MANITOBA: Nov 18-Dec 2, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg


rom her rural studio just outside Edmonton, painting in the summertime light, Vivian Thierfelder finds the whole of the universe in nature’s most minute details. A graduate of the University of Alberta, Thierfelder has been painting for over 30 years with a resolutely fixed focus. Early on she found a passion for an intense realism, noticing and studying the small foreground details of every scene. No surprise, prior to committing to full-time painting, Thierfelder worked on diorama and exhibit design for the Provincial Museum of Alberta. Painting initially in oils and acrylics, she describes finding a home with the vibrancy of watercolour and the process of revealing the white paper. Today she works exclusively in this medium and produces small- to medium-scale paintings which explore the physical world through challenging and complex compositions and elaborate still lifes. A love of science is revealed in themes ranging from light refracted through water, water drops reflected on flower petals, and the experience of soft green light filtered through leaves. Her painting celebrates the joy of colour and a connection to nature. The creative process begins with meticulous research and set ups where the subject is explored through photographs and developed through selection; picking and choosing objects, backgrounds, fabrics and a multitude of light and shadow combinations. It is like a passacaglia, the musical equivalent of exploring a theme through subtle variations. Here the artist is maestro, pulling all the strings and controlling totally this little slice of the world for the duration of the work coming into existence.

Cantaloupe, 2003, watercolour, 13" x 13"

Represented by: Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC, and Edmonton, AB; The Gallery at Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC; The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, AB; Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB; Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg, MB. 22 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

Peaches, 2003, watercolour, 13" x 13"

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BETH COULAS ALBERTA: Fall show, Gallery de Jonge, Spruce Grove

A whimsical spirit and fairy tale quality illuminate the art of silk painter Beth Coulas. Coulas creates a rich fantasy landscape of simple pleasures, animated domestic scenes and idealized gardens with jewel tone colours outlined, window pane style, in black. Coulas comes from Northwestern Ontario where she studied fine arts. Now making her home in Devon, Alberta, she pursues her passion for art making full time and finds inspiration in her children and the beauty of nature. She says she paints the world the way she wishes it would be, an innocent and imaginative one, relating back to childhood. Having worked as a floral designer, jewellery artist and watercolour painter, Coulas has perfected her technique of painting with Sennilier French dyes on silk. In this medium, she finds colour to possess a saturation, flow and immediacy unparalled by paint. “Silk is unforgiving. The dyes merge and can be blended and layered to produce unpredictable results.” – Lee Bale Represented by: Gallery de Jonge, Spruce Grove, AB. Beth Coulas: Summer, 2004, French dyes on silk, 18" x 24"

SUSAN WOOLGAR ALBERTA: A Sense of Place/Chix in the Stix, group show with Susan Woolgar, Donna Jo Massie and Denise Lemaster, Oct 14-22, Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary

Trying to capture a moment or memory, such as dawn in a fog-laden forest, is the task that landscape artist Susan Woolgar has set for herself. She works her magic in pastels, watercolour and acrylic and creates serene vistas rich in texture, depth and mood. Her mixed-watercolour-media works demonstrate her versatility. These unfold with luminous layers of transparent washes on watercolour paper. Woolgar then re-enters her scenes, drawing in pastel, pencil, crayon and paint, juxtaposing a diverse assortment of hieroglyphs to evoke narrative and mystery. Born in Saskatoon, this long-time Calgarian studied at the Alberta College of Art & Design and is a popular teacher at Red Deer College. Woolgar’s fall show at Stephen Lowe Art Gallery with Donna Jo Massie and Denise Lemaster started when the collaborative trio hiked into Moraine Lake, Agnes Lake, Banff and the Kananaskis region as part of a painting adventure. – Lee Bale Represented by: Artym Gallery, Invermere, BC; Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary, AB. Susan Woolgar: Ice Wall, 2004, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30"

MARTHA COLE SASKATCHEWAN: Prairie Portraits, Sept 17-Oct 16, McIntyre Gallery, Regina

Martha Cole: Elevators At Disley, SK, Demolished Oct. 21, 2002, 2004, hand-painted cotton fabric, 54" x 90"

The latest exhibit by Martha Cole is a powerful examination of current struggles facing rural Saskatchewan. Cole’s large-scale fabric works depict the demise of the prairies’ iconic grain elevator. Working from her own research and detailed architectural drawings, she stitches together pieces of hand-painted cotton, using coloured pencils and appliqué to draw out certain elements and create additional depth. Cole then uses freemotion machine stitchery to add another layer, weaving thread back and forth to effect the movement of the grasses or the weathered wood on the elevator’s exterior. Finally, the whole piece is quilted onto another, larger piece of fabric. The entire process, and particularly the double-quilting, results in multiple layers of texture in each piece, reflecting the many emotions that elevators provoke. Each work celebrates the dreams and visions of settlers, honouring the commitment and dedication of the farming lifestyle. Cole thinks of the works as a memorial service for the elevator, honouring the best elements, but allowing many other layers to co-exist – sadness, damage to the land and First Nations cultures, the demise of the small family farm and the depopulating of rural Saskatchewan. – Kristin Linklater Represented by: McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK.

BARBARA AMOS ALBERTA: City Transitions, Sept 19-Oct 5, Artspace, Calgary

Barbara Amos: Hot Times, 2004, oil on panel, 18" x 54"

Barbara Amos is a city dweller. Her studio in Calgary’s Grain Exchange Building provides a fitting vantage point from which to observe the patterns, movements and textures of city life. Her fall show, City Transitions, includes panels depicting bold grids and lines – the concrete pillars, window ledges and blinds that frame our urban views – contrasted with deep, energy-filled spaces where calligraphic marks and scratches flirt with the hard-edged realistic elements. Starting with photographs and sketches of urban structures, Amos reduces these images to their essential elements, then rearranges the fragments, cropping, turning, layering… enjoying the emergence of a new whole from the manipulation of perceptual pieces. The process parallels our modern existence, she suggests: “We’re cutting up and rearranging things at a great pace… drawing from history without necessarily being sensitive to history.” The artist is known for her “cut-ups”; a 2001 large 45-piece work entitled Cutting Up The Town, depicting glimpses of reflected office towers, shows this fall in Burlington, Ontario. In September, a 16-panel mural by Amos is unveiled at Cardel Place, a new recreational facility in Calgary. – Jennifer MacLeod Represented by: Artspace, Calgary, AB. Artist’s studio open by appnt, 403-560-4067.

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Nancy Day, Mountain Fireweed Oil, 32" x 48" SEPTEMBER

Steve Coffey, Some Day Oil on Canvas, 20" x 40" OCTOBER

Barry Lorne, Edith A/B, 60" x 60" NOVEMBER

Hilton Hassell, Wharf Reflections Oil on Board, 12" x 18" ANNIVERSARY - DECEMBER

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Bill Bragg

BRITISH COLUMBIA: The Abstract, group show, Bill Bragg, Steve Mennie and Riyadh Hashim, Sept 9-Oct 10, The Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna


ill Bragg is no stranger to the politics of art. He spent more than two decades in the museum field working with renowned figures such as Tony Emery and the Shadbolts during the golden age of public galleries in the 1960s and ‘70s. Bragg’s career includes working for the National Gallery and the Canadian Museum Association, as well as art consulting in Ottawa. A student of the Ontario College of Art in Toronto in the early ‘60s during the era of burgeoning abstract expressionism, Bragg

Represented by: The Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, BC; Art Works IMAGE COURTESY ART WORKS GALLERY, VANCOUVER


gave up his high-profile public career in 1986 for a greater passion, painting. Settled in his Kelowna studio, his focus these days is easel painting. Bragg acknowledges the importance of his training, especially drawing and printmaking. “If you teach drawing, you are teaching easel painting,” says Bragg. The rules of printmaking and the skill of life drawing have provided a foundation for his artistic approach. The rich and intensely worked surfaces of his paintings demonstrate an artist embedded in a traditional style and technique. “It is hard to defend yourself as an easel painter in 2004,” says Bragg. “Artists are taught how to communicate their work. The approach is verbal. Art is tied to writing and the interest is in conceptual works.” In contrast, Bragg’s heavily textured, figurative canvases bear witness to the craft of easel painting. Bragg’s technique relies on drawing as the basis of the composition, and on the palette knife. “The more I paint the more I find myself a romantic misplaced in an art world full of pragmatism, cold intellectualism and a rejection of craft,” he says. The painter’s motivation is to reach the viewer on a visceral level, leaving the analytical commentary to the critic. Over the last 20 years Bragg’s work has changed from dynamic, broadly figurative drawings (An Alternative View) to his controlled, heavily textured allegorical series on flying (Ascent of an Angel). In his current work Bragg seeks to endow colour with energy that allows the figurative elements a flowing motion and a crystalline materiality. Looking back, he says, “I prefer the work I am doing the day I am doing it.”

Gallery, Vancouver, BC; Elevation 1309, Canmore, AB.

Ascent of An Angel, 2000, oil on canvas, 54" x 72"

LEFT: Armorer, 2001,

RIGHT: An Alternative View, 1991, oil on canvas, 48" x 72"

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oil on canvas, 48" x 40"

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TIM SCHOUTEN MANITOBA: In the Absence of Horses, Nov, <SITE> Gallery, Winnipeg; Dec 2-Jan 8, Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg

Tim Schouten’s intense appreciation for his surroundings is evident. Recently, he has been influenced by the view from his studio on the farm he shares with his wife in Anola, Manitoba. Beyond these windows is a corral, residence for their quarter horses. Schouten’s upcoming show, In the Absence of Horses, offers an ongoing series of small encaustic paintings. The series of 200 presents fragments of horses mingling with full depictions of horses within their environment. Described in Schouten’s combined dusty and vibrant palette, these paintings showcase both the encaustic medium, and the energy of his subject. Born in Winnipeg, Tim Schouten’s family moved often, living in New York, London and Montreal, finally settling in Toronto where he studied at Art’s Sake Inc. and the Toronto School of Art. – Janice Rosen

Tim Schouten: Untitled, from In the Absence of Horses, 2004, encaustic on canvas, 8" x 10"

Represented by: <SITE> Gallery and Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg, MB; Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB.

BRIGITTE DION MANITOBA: Home is a Place, Oct 5-30, <SITE> Gallery, Winnipeg

Brigitte Dion’s paintings capture a quality of light familiar to most prairie residents. Vistas shift between city, forest and prairie, offering angles of low-slung prairie buildings and inner city high rises, mixed with unadorned prairie landscape. Working mainly in acrylics, Dion explores a “physical connection to the world,” recording experiences of the moment. Since graduating with her BFA, Honours, from the University of Manitoba, Dion has been the recipient of multiple awards. She has held positions as art instructor and workshop facilitator with various programs, including the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Studio Programs for Children and as a guest instructor in various schools. Her works may be found in public collections throughout Manitoba, with pieces in private collections as far away as the British West Indies and Berlin. – Janice Rosen

Brigitte Dion: Studio Rooftop Series Untitled No.1, 2004, mixed media on board, 12" x 36"

Represented by: <SITE> Gallery, Winnipeg, MB; Winnipeg Art Gallery Art Sales and Rentals, Winnipeg, MB.

William Allister “Zenscapes” October 14 - October 28


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“Summery Zen”, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36"


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Janet Cardiff

Janet Cardiff with Forty-Part Motet at Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Switzerland, 2002

BY SHAWN VAN SLUYS ALBERTA: Forty-Part Motet, Sept 18-Nov 28, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB


anet Cardiff’s complex sculptural sound works weave narrative with emotion in intimate, virtual spaces. Forty-Part Motet by Cardiff and George Bures Miller explores the sculptural element of sound, combining virtual memory with the constructed, fluid narrative of a musical score. Installed at the Edmonton Art Gallery September 18 to November 28, the piece is a virtual performance of Thomas Tallis’s Spem in Alium nunquam habui (1575), recorded at Salisbury Cathedral and first exhibited as part of the group exhibition Elusive Paradise at the National Gallery of Canada in Spring 2001. Forty speakers on stands are divided into eight groups of five, as indicated by Tallis’ score, with each speaker representing the voice of one singer. During a recent interview, Cardiff explained how Forty-Part Motet developed. “Tallis designed the score as a sculpture. There is a theory that he designed it for a chapel with eight cloisters so a 40-piece choir could be divided into eight smaller choirs of five. It is hardly ever performed like that, but I decided to place it like that because then you could have choir one beginning, blending into choir two, choir three, and so on. So you’re very aware of the space as defined by sound. You have all these sound waves hitting you all over the place, making it very physical. You can’t just tune out sound.” 28 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

When she first viewed the notes on the page, Cardiff fell in love with the musical score. “A singer I’d hired in England recognized that I liked three-dimensional sound, because I always move singers around when I’m recording. I make sure that they come across as very physical in the headset. I’d heard of Tallis but I’d never listened to him much. She gave me the CD and I said, ‘Forty harmonies and it’s just mush!’” A month later a curator invited her to do a piece, so she developed Forty-Part Motet. Each speaker carries the voice of one singer, essentially converting the speakers into virtual human beings. Cardiff explains, “When I saw all the speakers around I realized that it becomes an electronic, virtual choir, which is a very contemporary idea. It is a religious piece of music, but I like people to just hear the structure of it. You have to walk up to it so you can totally deconstruct the piece of music. It’s very much like you were singing in the choir.” Cardiff was trained as an artist in photography and print-making in the early 1980s, when she moved from the family farm in Ontario to Edmonton, earning her Master’s degree in Visual Arts in 1983. While there she met her husband, George Bures Miller, who has become her collaborator and often her “technical saviour.” Their first collaborative work was a Super-8 film called The Guardian Angel. Since 2000, they have divided their time between Berlin and their small white house in Lethbridge where Cardiff is adjunct professor at The University of Lethbridge. The popular art couple’s international fame blossomed after they won the prestigious 2001 Venice Biennale Award for their multimedia installation, The Paradise Institute. In 1991 Cardiff began creating the audio


walks that have brought her international acclaim. The walks develop an ambiguous narrative experienced by participants wearing headsets. Her voice guides them into unexpected, unexplored places. Her first endeavour, Forest Walk, was created during a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She accidentally turned on her voice recorder while walking through a cemetery, and when listening to the recording later recognized that her own voice mixed with the surrounding sounds could create a narrative to be experienced with an intimacy once removed. In recent months, her walk in New York’s Central Park has garnered quite a bit of media attention, with would-be participants lined up for an hour or more. Asked how Forty-Part Motet relates to the walks, she explains that the intimacy between the virtual person and the spectator is a powerful interaction. “In the walks you have a person’s voice right behind your head in the earphones. It is also a very intimate situation when you’re walking around

Her Long Black Hair is a popular 35-minute audio walk through Central Park South in New York. Using binaural technology – a type of recording that achieves precise three-dimensional sound – Cardiff transforms an everyday stroll in the park into an absorbing psychological and physical experience. Walkers receive an audio kit containing a CD player with headphones as well as a packet of photographs. With Cardiff's voice guiding them, listeners retrace the footsteps of an enigmatic dark-haired woman, occasionally stopping to view one of the photographs. Her Long Black Hair: An Audio Walk in Central Park runs June 17 to September 13.

the choir and you get to stand up next to the virtual singers. People have no fear of technology; they have it in their homes, so they see it as invisible. They see beyond the speaker.” The ambient noise in the intermission also parallels the serendipitous encounters of the walks. “During the recording there’s a three-minute intermission and the recording technicians left the microphone on while the singers are talking and gossiping. That’s very important to the piece because it emphasizes that these are real people. Then there is absolute silence, and choir one starts....” Sound as a sculptural element continues to be the subject matter of Janet Cardiff’s work. A new piece that she is developing with George Bures Miller is titled Feedback. A Marshall amplifier sits in a room with a foot pedal. Press the foot pedal and out comes the sound of Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock version of The Star Spangled Banner. With Cardiff inviting us into front-row seats, Hendrix himself becomes a narrative and an emotion.


John Snow Espinko 1977 lithograph on paper 17" x 23" edition size: 50

Margaret Shelton Bow Falls eight colour woodcut & linocut on paper 8.75" x 12" edition size: 200

June Moshansky Summer Arrangement oil on canvas 14" x 11"

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Victor Cicansky JOYFUL HARVEST Inspired by his garden, one of Canada's most respected ceramic artists creates sculptures imbued with humour and a wink of vegetal allure




patina, acrylic paint, 37" x 22" x 20"

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Sun Kissed Navel, 2002, bronze,

n a triumph of understatement, sculptor Victor Cicansky says: “I have always been interested in gardens.” I visited him recently at his home in Regina and instead of going directly to his studio as I assumed we would, we wandered around the side of his house, through a tall black laser-cut steel gate of his own design (depicting, like a line-drawing, crows in the corn field) into a huge, lush, artfully designed garden that consisted of raised vegetable beds, a gently bubbling pond and hundreds of exotic flowering perennials of enormous size. Here, we had a leisurely hour-long discussion about gardening before his career even entered our conversation. Respected as one of Canada’s most innovative ceramic artists, Cicansky is known for a body of idiosyncratic and gently humourous work based on gardens and gardening produced over an almost 40-year career. Considered now among his signature pieces are replicas of home pantries lined top to bottom with faux glass canning jars made of clay, each appearing to be filled with garden vegetables, from asparagus to pickles to tomatoes to corn. Other early work in this vein includes huge ceramic heads of cabbage ‘growing’ in terra cotta plant pots; overstuffed ceramic armchairs in which various vegetables are cozily seated; and bas-relief tableaux depicting farmers or gardeners surrounded by their harvest.

From the constant display of garden bounty in his work, we would be right to think that Cicansky is addressing nature and its fecundity, even mixing in Edenic notions of the garden. And it is certainly possible to look at these gentle, reassuringly familiar subjects through nostalgic lenses (which might be part of their popular appeal). But Cicansky also understands his sculptures as metaphors representing not only nature’s processes but human processes – cultivated, harvested and canned, these unique objects infer seasonal human labour as much as nature’s rhythmic cycles. “I was born and grew up in an area of East Regina known as the Garlic Flats named in honour of the Eastern European families who lived there,” he recounts elsewhere. “There were Romanians, Bulgarians, Serbs, Hungarians, a few Germans, some Ukrainians and Russians, and a Métis family. They were... people who lived by the sweat of their labours.” It became clear in our discussion that that particular childhood time and place had not only a profound effect on his world view but figures largely in his work. Indeed, he has completed many large public commissions over the years which extol the life of the working class. Clay is largely accepted as a sculptural medium rather than a craft medium in contemporary fine art galleries. This has not always been the case though, especially when Cicansky was first experimenting in clay as a university student. He remembers one class in the mid-1960s at the

fondly about studying at the University of California at Davis in the late 1960s under influential ceramicist Richard Arneson and painters Roy De Forest, Wayne Thibault and William Wiley. All well-known in their own ways as ‘outsider’ artists, they formed the core of what became famously known in the art world of the 1960s and ‘70s as the California Funk Art movement. They employed humour and irony to turn visual art’s then-current obsession with abstract expressionism and the elite philosophical ideas of powerful New York critic Clement Greenburg inside-out. At UC Davis, younger artists like Cicansky were creating anti-institutional art using a vocabulary of vernacular forms and images that bore more resemblance to cartoons and children’s drawings than to the masterpieces found in museums and art history texts. “I began painting my clay pieces with acrylics instead of glazing them, using bright colours instead of traditional earth tones. I made pots that lacked any semblance of functionality. I even made a zippered casserole.” Upon returning to Regina, Cicansky wanted to establish his own voice and made a notable series of small ceramic tableaux of decidedly prairies subjects such as out-houses (wittily assaulting classicism by parodying its forms, he supported the roofs of these un-grand scatological sites with fluted Grecian columns). Clearly challenging artistic and social hierarchies, Cicansky’s work embodies numerous other unconventional artistic influ-

LEFT AND RIGHT: Cicansky at work in the lush garden and in the studio at his Regina



University of Regina in which he was assigned to make 25 mugs. Frustrated and bored by the reiteration of pots, mugs and teapots, Cicansky – always the contrarian – completed the task but, “I glazed them all together as one thing, making them useless.” With this simple early gesture, he effectively denied the ceramic tradition of utilitarian pottery and at the same time opened new creative avenues for himself as an artist. Cicansky has played a significant role in redefining ceramics in Canada, extending how it could be approached ideologically and technologically. His own interesting artistic history attests to this. Cicansky talks

ences including Folk Art (made by often-rural, always un-art educated folk like his father, a blacksmith and painter whose fabulously charming rural scenes depicting events from his own life hang in Cicansky’s home); the mysterious myth-based sculptural figures of Inuit art; and Pop Art with its ‘unsophisticated’ bright colours and everyday consumer-oriented subjects. It is not surprising that Cicansky is particularly fond of 20th century French Surrealist artist René Magritte who died in 1967. He was a visual punster known for his puzzling cerebral paintings of both outsized objects and forms transmuting one into another. “I was inspired by how he developed his ideas,” says Cicansky, whose own polychromed bronze-cast Fall/Winter 2004 Galleries West 31

Ménage à Trois, 1994, clay and glaze,


7 7/8" x 7 7/8" x 7 7/8"

Painting Tomatoes, 2003, clay, glaze, IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST

13" x 30" x 14"

bonsai series of the mid-1990s contains visual echoes of Magritte. In one of them, the handle of a free-standing shovel transforms into a twisting tree branch from which hang several pears. Not simply a quirky and elegant combination of opposing forms, this particular piece clearly talks about both the fruits of nature and the fruits of labour. Visual and conceptual dichotomies like these are typical in Cicansky’s work and contribute much to their gentle humour – and to their depth. At the same time, like the pendulous pears, Cicansky’s work has an inescapable frisson of sexuality about it. If we look again, that tomato on the chair looks rather voluptuous, those cucumbers phallic and that cabbage… after all, he is concerned largely with nature and gardens and, consequently, fecundity and fertility. Indeed, Susan Whitney of the Susan Whitney Gallery in Regina where Cicansky first showed in the 1970s and continues to show today, suggests that “the sexiness in the work is part of the humour.” “I am inspired by daily experiences,” says Cicansky. “My ideas often come out of nowhere: a kiln firing that doesn’t work out could suggest new ways of doing things. Some line in a poem will set me thinking… It all started back with that first ceramic jar of sauerkraut I made, which came to me as an idea while I was canning some real vegetables.” Sitting on his back garden deck many years later, a glass of homemade lemonade in hand, laughing frequently and talking volubly about his life and career, it is easy to see that not only is Cicansky’s work “joyful and full of life,” as Susan Whitney says, but that this vibrant, inventive 70-yearold’s life is still full of work and joy. Victor Cicansky is represented by: Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver and Edmonton; TrépanierBaer, Calgary; Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina; Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg; Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto; Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal; John Natsoulas Gallery, California. A show of Cicansky’s work runs November 19 to January 8 at TrépanierBaer; the show marks the launch of a new book on the sculptor, entitled The Garden of Art, with text by Don Kerr of the University of Saskatchewan.

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The French Masters December 4, 2004 to February 20, 2005 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria


Masterworks of 19th Century French Realism & French Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria brings together two prestigious exhibitions featuring history's most celebrated French artists. This stellar line up includes masterful paintings by Degas, Cézanne, Corot, Courbet, Millet and over 70 drawings, spanning 300 years of art history, by Watteau, Fragonard, David, Delacroix, Géricault, Degas, Redon, Ingres, Pissaro, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec. Don't miss these once-in-a-lifetime exhibitions.





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he funny thing about humour is, despite our society’s remarkable achievements in science and medicine, laughter remains a mystery. Comedian Steve Allen stated that analyzing humour is like trying to grab a bar of soap in the tub. When you think you’ve got it, you don’t. Ironically, humour’s catalysts – incongruity, ambiguity, inconsistency, mystery and contradiction – are frowned upon by serious-minded folk, but are adopted as working tools by humourists. They say all jokes pivot on the interplay between familiarity and surprise. A joke isn’t a joke if the audience doesn’t get it; if it doesn’t have a frame of reference with which to make an analogy that prompts that essential “Aha!”

Aha! Visual Wit and Humour

ART HISTORY’S FUNNY BONE Through the centuries, there have been maverick artists who have sought to amuse, provoke and enlighten viewers through visual wit. Hieronymous Bosch (1450-1516) painted grotesqueries of hybridized creatures and demons. Pieter Bruegel (1512-69) produced satiric drawings to expose the follies of his 16th century culture. Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1537-93), proclaimed centuries later as the progenitor of Surrealism, drew attention for his bizarre portraits comprised of fruits, vegetables and miscellaneous objects. Jacques Callot (1592-1635), a French engraver, presented comic fanfares of dwarfs, vagabonds and street people. Caricaturists Hogarth, Gillray and Rowlandson, among others, satirized the social and political eccentricities of 18th century England. The classic notion of comedy considered its function to be corrective – a means of directing laughter at folly and vice so wrongdoers would mend their ways. The clergy preached the evils of humour and proclaimed it to be “the work of the devil.” Today, we’ve lightened up. Humour and laughter, say our psychologists, are not only wholesome and hygienic, but of crucial importance for the revitalization, transformation and celebration of life.

Galleries West invited Nicholas Roukes, author of the recently published Artful Jesters, to guide us through some of the wittiest work in the West

Jim Picco: Untitled, 1997, Crayola wax crayon on paper




Bonnie Marin: Peek-a-Boo, 2004, oil paint and collage on board, 12" x 16”

“The intuitive act of moving ink

I love or despise seem to end up

“I love to use humour in my work.

Beaver” world isn’t what it appears

and crayons and oil paint on paper

on the painting’s surface.”

Cultural stereotypes, gender issues

to be.” – Bonnie Marin

and canvas, and the serendipitous

– Jim Picco

and cliched sexual roles are my

little accidents and surprises that

targets. In Peek-a-Boo, I took

Shows at Plug In Institute of

occur is my prime motivation.

images from the Fifties and put

Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, MB.

Along the way, many of the things

them together to create a new twist and to show that the socalled idealism of the “Leave it to

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various Canadian artists who, from the Sixties, dared to amalgamate wit and fine art. The prolific and innovative art of Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal and AA Bronson (known as General Idea) immediately come to mind, as does the art of Iain Baxter, a conceptual artist who has been dubbed by critics as “The Marcel Duchamp of Canada.” The performance and mixed media art of Joyce Wieland, John Will and Clive Robertson, and the mail art of Anna Banana, Edwin Varney and Don Mabie recall acts of inspired wit and iconoclasm by Western Canadian artists who dared to explore unconventional pathways for visual creativity. Today many of these same artists still produce their eclectic brand of art, now softened and made acceptable by time, and joining them are a legion of newcomers with styles that range from playful whimsy and tongue-in-cheek parody to thought-provoking caustic satire and outright comic nonsense.

20TH CENTURY LAUGHS Humour made a quantum leap into the vanguard of high art in the early 1900s. Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Paul Klee, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet and Rene Magritte led us through an extraordinary century of visual jesting. It was a century marked by American Dadaism, based on the notion of ready-made art such as Duchamp’s 1917 urinal exhibition; Surrealism in the vein of Miró’s comic inspired fantasies; the caricaturish portraits and visual puns of Picasso; Dubuffet’s anti-cultural Art Brut; and by the consumerist imagery of 1960s Pop Art. West Coast Funk became a playful and eccentric Northern Californian art movement, expressed for example in ceramicist Robert Arneson’s visual punnery. Meanwhile, comic figuration made its way into mainstream art through such artists as Red Grooms, Peter Saul, H.C. Westermann, to name just a few. WHAT’S SO FUNNY ABOUT ART? The universe of humour is made up of many satellites such as wit, whimsy, irony, parody, satire and comic absurdity. Humourists elicit laughter by presenting inverted pictures of the serious world. Clearly, the genres of whimsy and comic nonsense have no axe to grind; their raison d’être is to provide momentary diversion from the world’s troubles and woes. Parody and satire, on the other hand, incite laughter but at the same time tweak our conscience by reflecting our diminished humanity and its foibles. Visual humour may sometimes be cruel but, paradoxically, it is invariably thoughtful – it always allows the viewer to have the last laugh.


VISUAL HUMOUR IN WESTERN CANADA Humour is alive and well in Canadian art, inspired in part by international movements and by personalities such as those mentioned above, and by


British Columbia Lisa Birke is a painter and sculptor whose art oscillates between humour and horror. Witty, humorous and disturbing images of techno-beasts and cluttered still lifes, which she calls “eye candy with a hint of acid,” hint at our topsy-turvy ecosystem and at questionable practices for scientific advance. John Gilbert’s humorous 3D “portraits” are the antithesis of conventional portraiture. Rather than laboriously representing the sitter’s facial appearance, he puts together disparate objects which symbolize the sitter’s hobbies, interests and peculiar predilections. Peter Shaughnessy's comic, hammer-headed anthropomorphic creatures parody social mores and conventions; the surprising juxtaposition of disparate elements and ironic configuration invariably prompt spontaneous laughter from viewers. The quirky humour of Christian Nicolay, invariably enigmatic and derisively mocking, is in sync with the artist’s statement: “Without

Jefferson Little: Still Life with Exit Music, 2003, wood, acrylic, oil paint, 9" x 12"

Lisa Birke: Techno Spotted-Hyenate Beast, 2003, sculpture, 18" x 21" x 21"

“The combined comic book

exponentially. They are a

“Consciously or otherwise we

pop imagery that is both familiar

aesthetic with everyday reality is

humourous interpretation of

attach meaning and significance to

and frightening.” – Jefferson Little

explored in the army of my

computers taking over people’s

things and objects that have no

sculptural Techno-beasts. These

lives – mesmerizing the human

specific meaning save a personal

Represented by Susan Whitney

beasts represent the next stage in

race with their flickering blue

one. By going through a process of

Gallery, Regina, SK.

the evolution of fictitious wild

hypnotic screens.” – Lisa Birke

dissection and reassembly with these cheap plastic toys, I seek to

computers that have integrated themselves into the animal

Represented by Bau-Xi Gallery,

deconstruct their popular identities

kingdom and are reproducing

Vancouver, BC.

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AGNES BUGERA GALLERY Dealers in Fine Canadian Art

Catherine Perehudoff “Animal Series” September 11 - 24

Sheila Norgate “Advice to the Landlocked” September 25 - October 2

Lorenzo Dupuis “Prairie Icons” October 9 - 22

absurdity, humour or chance I could not wake up in the mornings, yet without structure, conscious goals or practice I would be lost.” Alberta Among Albertans, there’s Jim Picco, an intuitively motivated artist whose work displays a passion for irony and comic surrealism, and Jeff de Boer, multimedia artist and creator of whimsical 3D artforms which range from miniscule suits of armour for mice and cats to towering merry-gorounds. Pat Strakowsky is a sculptor and mythmaker who displays a flair for making charming 3D narratives in a Folk Art-like style. Bronze sculptor Reinhard Skoracki, with a bias for dark humour, realizes his art in the form of bantam tableaux revealing hypocrisy and laughable mortal conduct. John Will’s satiric performance art, mixed-media art, video, photo documentaries and word paintings dig sharply at North American culture. Bart Habermiller’s ironic and invariably laughable site-specific installations such as Firestone Falls (1994), an installation comprised of hundreds of discarded automobile tires that seemingly fall from one gallery level to another, prompt viewers to ponder ecological issues and modern-day manufacturing ethics. Saskatchewan Garden-inspired art is the signature expression of Regina’s Victor Cicansky (see cover feature), an artist who makes narrative tableaux of funny and sexy garden vegetables. In addition to his empathetic sculptures of farm animals, Regina sculptor Joe Fafard is well known for his clay and bronze caricatures of Saskatchewan townsfolk and famous figures including, most recently, Stompin’ Tom Connors (see page 44). Jefferson Little delights the viewer with sour/sweet puns and visual narratives which are enigmatic, yet evoke childhood remembrances tinged with angst and emotion. Victor Tiede’s cartoon-like “animal-man” series

Margaret Vanderhaeghe “New Works” November 6 - 19


Bill Duma “Images Past and Present” October 23 - November 5

Jordan Van Sewell: Terre Terrifidus, 2003, ceramic low fire, 10" x 5" x 7"

“The world has changed. It seems

sophistication of literacy (conveyed

that no one is perceived to be safe

by the image of the book) is no

anymore, anywhere. In a playful

sanctuary. However, Terre Terrifidus

manner, this piece conveys the

is just a piece of clay, right?”

shift that has taken place. The

– Jordan Van Sewell

reptile takes us back to our

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primordial beginnings when

Represented by Crafthouse,

danger was real; crocodile attacks

Vancouver, BC; Mayberry Fine Art,

were quite feasible, not just

Winnipeg, MB; Lydia Monaro

something for the casual parlour

Gallery, Montreal, PQ.

reader to fret about. The 36 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

contains zany portraits that serve to remind us of our primordial nature. Daniel Unger’s artfully composed compositions of barnyard animals and prairie landscapes, accompanied by provoking titles, invariably produce an amusing perspective.

FA L L / W I N T E R E X H I B I T I O N S Manitoba Winnipeg artist Jordan Van Sewell perpetuates the legacy of California Funk art, particularly the imprint of Robert Arneson. His provocative ceramic sculpture is tinctured with a zany sense of humour. Bonnie Marin, also based in Winnipeg, evokes humour in her Pop Art-like collages, bookworks and paintings by juxtaposing images of popular culture with those of everyday circumstance; the surprising combination of images and wordplay is ignited by a facetious title. Veronica Preweda’s tableaux of biblical scenes are made funny by the mechanism of comic displacement: Gumby, Lego, Pez dispensers and Fisher Price figures are freely incorporated in her art. Blair Marten is a politically motivated artist. On one occasion he orchestrated a hands-on workshop with kids and adults, inviting them to consider peace issues by transforming war toys into art toys – a slam at manufacturers and sellers of toys which symbolize violence and destruction as harmless playthings. Les Newman is a creator of flow charts, bar graphs, and atomic structures which portend to be diagrams of complex processes yet dissolve into absurdity with silly, contradictory titles. A complicated chart, for example has the byline, “Don’t you know I want nothing more than to be nothing without you?”


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Donna Massie

Susan Woolgar

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Nicholas Roukes, well known in the field of art education for his lectures and books on art and creativity, is author of Artful Jesters (Ten Speed Press, Berkeley) and Humor in Art (Davis, Worcester). He is currently Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Calgary. Visit:

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Jeff de Boer: When Aviation Was Young, 2003, metal, paint, 20' high. Located at the Calgary International Airport

“There has always been a special

the world of the child and make it

place for humour in my sculpture.

big.” – Jeff de Boer

One area of interest for me is the toy because play is the foundation

Represented by Douglas Udell

of creativity, and because a toy is

Gallery, Vancouver, BC, and

an object from the adult world

Edmonton, AB; Wallace Galleries,

made small. When I designed my

Calgary, AB; Aura, Banff, AB.

sculpture for the airport, I wanted to take this idea in reverse – take

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NORMAN YATES Nature, weather, light and space are the elemental raw materials in the abstract paintings Victoria's Norman Yates calls 'landspaces' BY BRIAN BRENNAN


twist on the old saw describes a reality for many painters in Canada: Those who can, do, and those who can also teach. They teach because they cannot live by painting alone. For Norman Yates, 81, that’s been a reality ever since he graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1951. After travelling around Europe to study and paint – cycling from country to country with his English-born wife Whynona on a bicycle built for two – this Calgary-born, Regina-raised painter, who doesn’t recall ever seeing a painting as a child, settled in Toronto to make his living as an artist and teacher. He lived in a garret – yes, he actually called it a garret – with Whynona, a weaver who brought in most of the family’s modest income by working first behind the counter and then in the office at Simpson Sears. “Our ambition was to own our own bathroom,” he says. He ran what he grandly named the Laurentian School of Art out of an attic studio, overlooking a subway station at the intersection of Sherbourne and Bloor.

teaching positions across the country and received an invitation to take a temporary one-year position with the University of Alberta’s education faculty. Norman and Whynona set out for Edmonton in 1954 in a small English-made motorcar (“a Triumph Mayflower – a pint-sized subcompact”), and made it there safely despite running into “a sea of mud” along the unpaved Highway 16 northwest of Saskatoon. When the year was up, he joined the U of A’s art faculty, which had been established by the English-born painter Henry George Glyde in 1946 and was evolving into a nationally respected art school. At the U of A, Yates had a chance to teach everything from art history to design. The student body was small, as was the art faculty, and the general feeling was one of trying to make something grow. Yates was pleased to be working at an institution receptive to new ideas. Whynona worked there as well, teaching in the arts and crafts division at the students’ union building. Together, and with others, the couple tried to

LEFT: Landspace 178, Cogito, 2004, acrylic on canvas,



36" x 72"

FAR LEFT: Norman Yates at work in his Victoria studio, July 2004

“Without Whynona’s assistance and hard work, none of it would have been possible because it really was a starvation wage.” His paintings, at first realistic and later symbolic, were inspired by the landscapes of his prairie childhood. While Yates didn’t have an opportunity to view art as a child, he had plenty of opportunity to make art, first sketching with crayons and pencils in the five-cent newsprint scribblers bought for him by his parents, and later doing cartoons for his high school newspaper at Regina’s Scott Collegiate Institute. He recalled sitting and sketching in fields on the outskirts of Regina as a child, and being “overwhelmed by the beauty of it all.” Four years of service as a radar technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War brought him the veterans’ rehabilitation financing that he needed to cover his tuition and some of his living expenses while studying commercial art and then fine arts at the Ontario College of Art. After working in Toronto for three years, Yates began applying for

create in Edmonton a climate receptive to the visual arts. Yates worked at the University of Alberta until he retired in 1989, and he exhibited his work regularly during that time, in solo shows and group exhibitions at such centres as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, and the Allied Arts Centre in Calgary. His work also appeared in shows in the United States, England and Germany. In April 1965, he held a solo exhibition of 15 paintings, oils and acrylics, of female nudes and fantasy animals at the Allied Arts Centre. The Calgary Herald art critic, David Thompson, praised him for his use of colour: “The tendency towards the purely decorative is offset by the subtle shading that exists in the tones and the very poetical nature of the subjects.” During the 1970s, Yates became active as an arts advocate. He established the Alberta branch of the Canadian Society for Education Through Art, chaired the Alberta Art Foundation, and served on the Fall/Winter 2004 Galleries West 39


Girl Drying Her

Nude Seated, 1960,

Allegoria #5, 1961,

Hair, 1948, pencil,

pen/ink and conté

pencil, 39 x 53 cm

44 x 55 cm

on paper,

Western Canada Art Council. For his efforts, he was awarded the City of Edmonton’s Creative and Performing Arts Award in the Visual Arts in 1972. “I did these things primarily to improve the state of the artist,” he said afterwards. “It sounds idealistic, but if the artist doesn’t do it, who will?” Yates also became a social activist during the 1970s, fighting to stop developers from bulldozing older homes in his neighbourhood, the historic Garneau district adjoining the U of A campus. He recorded the demolitions in a video entitled Goodbye Trees, Goodbye Green, and eventually decided that his battle to “maintain an island of reason amid this development” was futile. Abandoning the city in 1972, he and Whynona bought a quarter section (“natural boreal mixed forest, with wild fruit and wildlife”) near Tomahawk, 96 kilometres west of Edmonton, and that precipitated a turning point in his development as an artist. “I

29 x 38 cm

after which they moved to Oak Bay in Victoria. Yates continued to interpret the natural environment in his paintings, and continued to draw his inspiration from the experience of walking out into the actual landscape and absorbing the changing colours and light “like a big sponge.” The coastal environment provided him with new sources and possibilities. “When I was in Alberta, it was all space and stillness and light because of the big skies,” he says. “When I moved to the coast it became more colour and movement because of the sea, but the space is the continuing force throughout.” Whynona died suddenly of a rare form of cancer in 1998. Norman dealt with his grief by immersing himself in his work. “That was what saved me because losing her left me so helpless,” he says. “The only thing that made sense was to go back into the studio.” He has now created close to 200 landspaces, and continues to display his work regularly.

Landspace #16, 1975, acrylic on canvas,


115 x 275 cm

had a real breakthrough there. I had been working – so to speak – ‘through the window,’ painting what was in front of me. And one day I realized there was as much space behind me as in front.” Yates’s realization that the horizon around him was endless, not cut off by the edge of a canvas, led him toward creating a series of panoramic abstract and semi-abstract paintings that he called “landspaces.” A landscape was a prospect of scenery seen from one point of view. A “landspace” created a feeling of continuous and unbounded extension in every direction, with an abiding sense that the painting would never stop. Using nature, weather, light and space as his elemental raw materials, Yates found himself following in the footsteps of the great English romantic painter J.M.W. Turner, whose visionary interpretations of landscape eventually became less about subject matter and more about space, change, movement and colour. The “land studio,” as the couple dubbed their acreage, also opened up new artistic possibilities for Whynona, with the trees and grasses suggesting designs for her wool sculptures, while the barks, dye plants and fungi provided the colours. They lived on the acreage until they retired from the U of A in 1989, 40 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

Yates’s peers have recognized his contribution by granting him the 2003 CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation/le Front des Artistes Canadiens) life achievement award, and Victoria’s Fran Willis Gallery is holding a retrospective exhibition, November 4 to 27, that will celebrate 50 years of his work as a painter. Elsewhere, Norman Yates’s work may be found in the National Gallery of Canada, the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and on the north wall of the U of A education building, which features a giant, 20- by 42-metre mural entitled North by West that took him three years to design and install. His other artistic legacies in Edmonton include his logos for the U of A’s Studio Theatre and his designs for the city’s official flag and U of A chancellor’s gown. While retired from teaching, Yates still leads workshops in different parts of British Columbia, and continues to paint every day. “You never retire from that.” Brian Brennan is the author, most recently, of Boondoggles, Bonanzas, and Other Alberta Stories, published by Fifth House Ltd. His profiles of Western Canada’s distinguished senior artists appear regularly in Galleries West.

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AGELESS ALLOY Monumental or small; realistic, impressionistic or modernist in style, bronze sculptures are made to last through the ages BY BEVERLY CRAMP ronze sculpture’s long lineage began in earnest with the ancient Chinese, followed by the ancient Greeks. These civilizations mastered the cire perdue (lost wax) technique. Few Greek bronzes were left behind having been melted down for weapons of war and other utilitarian items. Bronze sculpture was re-discovered during the Renaissance period when Greek shipwrecks were discovered with bronze sculptures still intact. “Permanence is one of the major selling points; artists know, once cast in bronze, their sculptures are going to be around for a long time,” says Stephen Harman, owner of the Harman Sculpture Foundry in Roberts Creek, BC. “And there’s the beauty of bronze, the richness and sense of power. It can be coloured using chemical patinas and artists have the ability to make many copies from an original casting,” continues Harman, whose father, the sculptor Jack Harman (1927 - 2001), started a bronze foundry in his North Vancouver home in the 1960s. Jack Harman moved to a larger site in 1978 in Vancouver’s Gastown area. The Gastown foundry, which was later re-located to Roberts Creek, became an early gathering place for Western Canadian bronze artists. Eulogized as the father of BC’s bronze age, Jack Harman mentored many young sculptors and encouraged northwest coast Native artists such as Bill Reid and Robert Davidson to cast their carvings in bronze. It is not unusual for artists who work in other mediums to be lured by bronze. Mary-Ann Liu, a sculptor and designer, switched from ceramics to bronze when she grew frustrated by her clay pieces breaking. “It was shortly after art school, I did an eight-foot-tall clay sculpture. I had fired it in portions that I wanted to put together later. During transportation to the art gallery, the vibrations in the back of the truck broke the sculpture’s legs,” says Liu. “That’s when I got tired of clay breaking. Although my ‘mother tongue’ is clay, my next progression was to bronze.” Liu’s first major commission was a public art piece outside a downtown Vancouver apartment building called Doorman. “This led me to Jack Harman to cast my work,” says Liu. Soon, she was working in the foundry where she remained for four years learning more about bronze sculpture. “This was integral for knowing how to work in bronze,” says Liu. “When you’re pouring bronze it’s very primal. The crucible comes out of the kiln at 42 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

extremely high temperatures; it’s white heat. You feel it in your gut. It’s like God. But this is part of the intrinsic value of the material. Bronze sculpting is demanding physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It makes you a better person for having worked with it.” Liu attained much notoriety when she won a $100,000 commission to do the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa. Michael Hermesh is another sculptor whose first love is ceramic and wood, but who has moved into bronze for pragmatic and aesthetic reasons. “Ceramic sculpture is gaining in popularity,” he says. “But there is still a widespread perception that bronze is a more serious medium.” Bronze enables an artist to do an edition of nine or 12, and command a higher price for each piece, says Hermesh. Aesthetically, the medium’s strength and durability is freeing for the Penticton-based sculptor, who creates detailed figurative works that speak of human frailty and the power and dignity of the human spirit to forge on despite that frailty. Many of his pieces balance on a single leg or other such delicate elements. “Some of my work is so sensitive, it would break if it were in ceramic,” says Hermesh. Bronze allows him to pursue his ideas without such concerns. “I don’t want to be constrained by the medium.” Although not an artist himself, Stephen Harman has been exposed to bronze in his father’s studio and foundry since the age of two. Even after all these years, he speaks enthusiastically about the metal alloy. “It’s so tactile, malleable, forgiving and strong. It gives off an incredible effortless feeling.” Considering the range of styles and artistic expressions conveyed through bronze, it is clearly a medium that is as ageless and dynamic as the ideas and influences of the artists who shape it. Mary-Ann Liu is represented by Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC. Michael Hermesh, whose six-foot Standing Man sculpture is being unveiled this fall in Summerland, BC’s Ornamental Gardens, is represented by Van Dop Gallery, Vancouver, BC; The Art Ark, Kelowna, BC; Lloyd Gallery, Penticton, BC; Rasa Gallery, Westbank, BC.




Two Decades of Bronze: Geert Maas Gleaming, bronze sculptures posing on rolling, green hills. This is the delight of the Geert Maas Sculpture Gardens and Gallery in Kelowna, BC, one of the largest collections of bronze sculptures in Canada which this year celebrated its 20th anniversary. Diversity best describes Geert Maas’s artworks. His style varies from realistic to abstract, with an emphasis on simplifying forms and contrasting proportions. Dazzling bronze goddesses, ancestors and sunbathers inhabit the gardens. Maas has achieved international status. His artworks are in public, private and corporate collections in many countries including Australia, Brazil, France, Norway, Peru and China. He has been selected for numerous public art commissions. – Dr. Sharon McCoubrey

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Garden Contemplation (Top) The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden in Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park is a favourite destination for tourists and locals. The lush park marries Mol’s bronze allegorical and historic figurative sculpture with outstanding landscape architecture by the firm Hilderman Witty Crosby Hanna. Leo Molodoshanin was born in 1915 in a Ukrainian village and apprenticed in clay with his artisan father. He studied painting and sculpture in Vienna and Berlin and immigrated to Canada after World War II. He has won significant portrait commissions including Diefenbaker, Eisenhower, several popes, and the Ukrainian poet Tabas Shevchenko. – Amy Karlinsky

Wild and Western (Bottom left) Western sculptures of the cowboy and horse genre are an Alberta tradition, rugged depictions of a rugged ranch lifestyle. Sometimes capturing rider and bronco in full bucking bravado, the artform is just as often an expression of love for the horse or an admiring tribute to creatures of the wild. Linda Stewart’s love of horses comes through in her distinctive bronzes. A sculptor since 1980, Stewart has twice been awarded Best of Show for sculpture at the Calgary Stampede, and has won the Collector’s Choice award. Her lifesize bronze of a cowboy and horse stands outside the Roundup Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary. Stewart is represented by Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary. – Jennifer MacLeod

Joe Fafard (Bottom right) “Bronze art doesn’t exist,” says acclaimed Regina-based sculptor Joe Fafard. “It’s only art that is PHOTO COURTESY GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES, CALGARY

made with bronze material.” To Fafard, defining art by the medium is a mistake. “Bronze is just a metal,” he says. “What is important is the sculpture.” Fafard is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Order of Canada. An exhibition this summer at Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto received critical acclaim and sold out. The show featured pigs, goats and chickens in addition to his signature horses and cows. A highlight of the show, however, was a statue of Stompin’ Tom Connors astride an unsaddled horse with a rooster on its rump. Fafard is currently working on a sculpture of a lifesized mare and foal to be placed soon on West Georgia Street in Vancouver. He is represented by Susan Whitney in Regina, Douglas Udell in Edmonton and Vancouver, and TrépanierBaer in Calgary. – Rod Chapman

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Calgary-based curator and art history professor Caterina Pizanias, who has been organizing art tours to Greece through her company, the artExchange. She had curated a very successful show for Edmonton painter Phil Darrah on Tinos a year ago, and was interested in organizing an exhibition of contemporary Alberta art there. Harry Kiyooka, through the Triangle Gallery, suggested the five sculptors, and Migrations began to take shape. Pizanias has made multiple connections between the art and culture of Greece and the Canadian prairies, which form a basis for this show. “Canada and Greece both became nations in the mid-19th century,” she says. “Both had artistic forms imported from elsewhere (in Canada, from the British Empire, and in Greece, from the Ottoman Empire), and both Greece and Alberta have the same flattening effect of the light.” She adds that the process of creating modern regional and national art forms followed a similar path, one that has led directly to the contemporary regional art of Migrations. The selection of Alberta artists, all of them well-established, also follows a theme of travel and adaptation to new cultures. With the exception of Ohe, who was born and raised in Alberta, they have come to Canada

MIGRATIONS Alberta and Greece in a sculptural exchange



f there’s a place where classicism and abstract modernism meet, a good place to look for it would be on the Cyclades Islands off the coast of Greece. The Cycladic stone carvers, working in the Neolithic era around 3000 B.C., created smooth, iconic, human-form sculpture that later informed the work of the early 20th century modernists, artists like Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. The Cycladic island of Tinos also became the birthplace of modern Greek sculpture, which continues today through artists who are still using the same Neolithic-style tools to carve the native marble. This fall, the work of five Alberta sculptors – Katie Ohe, Reinhard Skoracki, Honsun Chu, Isla Burns and Ray Arnatt – is on display on Tinos and the show has become a true cultural exchange between Greece and Alberta. Migrations in the Third Dimension: Tradition and Innovation in Canada and the Cyclades runs October 4 to 21 at the Gallery of the Cultural Foundation of Tinos, and November 12 to January 8 at Calgary’s Triangle Gallery. The project began about two years ago, originally conceived by

TOP OF PAGE: Reinhard Skoracki: Cart with two wheels and one man, 2003, bronze, steel, 17.5 x 48.5 x 18 cm

TOP LEFT: Honsun Chu: Landscape with Three Elements, 2003, white and black marble, limestone, 22.5 x 86 x 36 cm

ABOVE: Isla Burns: Snake Goddess, 2004, forged and welded steel, cast iron and wood, 71 x 38 x 20.30 cm

LEFT: Ray Arnatt: The Unswept Floor, detail, 2004, wall installation, wood, gypsum, bronze, nails and string, 2.75 x 7 m 46 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

from older, more established cultures, and contributed to the growing multicultural history of Alberta art. Katie Ohe, who has been a teacher and mentor to many Alberta artists through her long-established work at the Alberta College of Art & Design, has created a series of wall-hung steel sculptures, inspired by natural forms and a study of other cultures. In one, Roots, the form references both the simple beauty of Japanese Ikebana-style flower arrangement and the stark appearance of winter trees in Alberta, in a small pot with roots that descend down the wall. Honsun Chu’s work, in smoothed marble and limestone, is also inspired by natural elements – a sleek, stylized snake, a tabletop landscape with the merest suggestion of landmarks, a collection of cones with a primitive/modernist cast. For Reinhard Skoracki, the connections between his own work, often marked by humour, and the art of the ancient Greeks, go beyond the fact that he sculpts human figures and he works in bronze. “Modernism, and classical portrayals of realistic human forms, by no means exclude each other,” he says. “I’m not trying to reproduce classical art, but to reference old forms in modern work. I like to think that I’m reaching back to classical roots, not recreating them.” He adds that the humour in his current pieces has a connection to ancient comedies, which were always about real people, real situations and political satire, rather than the mythic stories that informed ancient tragedy. And for Skoracki, this exhibition is an important one for other reasons. He’ll display his work alongside that of his teacher, Katie Ohe, and he’ll be involved in installing the work of a friend, Ray Arnatt, who died on July 3 (both exhibitions will be dedicated to Arnatt). For Isla Burns, who was born and raised in India but now lives and works near Edmonton, this show won’t be her first visit to Tinos. She was there recently to study the Cycladic marble-cutting techniques, and is planning another show there next summer with Caterina Pizanias. The exchange is part of a grander plan that Pizanias is creating in conjunction with the Triangle, which will bring Tiniot artists to Calgary and build a lasting creative bridge between the two places. The Alberta artists will be giving presentations on Tinos and in Athens, and the Calgary show will feature the work of two Tiniot sculptors – Petros Dellatolas and Annette Fougnies – whose work references the island’s heritage in classical forms and modernism. And they will be giving presentations in Calgary on Cycladic art, particularly through the Hellenic Community of Calgary and District which hosted a reception and silent art auction in the spring that raised $20,000 for the project. Migrations has also quietly attracted support from key players including the Embassy of Canada in Athens, the Cultural Foundation of Tinos, the Government of Alberta, and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs. “There was such a big hoopla about the Cultural Olympiad (this summer) in Athens, with the focus on really huge, fancy events,” Pizanias says. “The artists and I got together with Harry Kiyooka and proposed an ongoing exchange. What we proposed is small, and it’s creative, and we plan to spend enough time together to actually have a real cultural exchange.”

Isla Burns is represented by Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB; Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB; and Gallery One, Toronto, ON. Reinhard Skoracki is represented by The Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, BC, and Herringer-Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB. Ray Arnatt is represented by Virginia Christopher Fine Art, Calgary, AB. Fall/Winter 2004 Galleries West 47

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Public Galleries WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY 107 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1020 Stn 40 Banff, AB T1L 1H5 T. 403-762-6281 F. 403-762-6659 The gallery is exclusively committed to the production, presentation, collection and analysis of contemporary art and is dedicated to developing a thoughtful and stimulating forum for visual art and curatorial practice. The WPG develops exhibitions, commissions new works and engages in dialogues about curatorial practice through symposia and workshops. Tues to Sun noon - 5 pm. WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160 111 Bear St Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919 Located on a spectacular site beside the Bow River in downtown Banff. Discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Rockies. The Museum offers guided tours of Banff’s heritage log homes and cabins; historic walking tours of the Banff townsite; and exhibition tours of the galleries. Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm. BRAGG CREEK, AB Commercial Gallery THE ALICAT GALLERY PO Box 463 Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-3777 F. 403-949-3777 Located about 30 minutes west of Calgary, the gallery opened in 1987. It represents more than 100 local and Western Canadian artists and artisans working in oils, acrylics and watercolours. Native art, ceramics, carvings, sculpture and ironwork of the finest quality are also shown. Daily 11 am - 5:30 pm. CALGARY, AB Artist-run Galleries EMMEDIA GALLERY & PRODUCTION SOCIETY 203-351 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0C7 T. 403-263-2833 F. 403-232-8372 EMMEDIA encourages and supports independent video, audio and digital media production and provides access to broadcast quality video and audio production and post-production facilities. The gallery promotes exploration and expression of personal, artistic, social, formal or technical issues and ideas with active programming and both theoretical and technical workshops and scholarship programs. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. STRIDE GALLERY 1004 Macleod Tr SE Calgary, AB T2G 2M7 T. 403-262-8507 F. 403-269-5220 THE NEW GALLERY 516-D 9 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1L4 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 Calgary’s oldest artist-run centre is committed to providing a forum for a wide spectrum of critical discourse and multi-disciplinary practices within the contemporary visual arts. Tues to Sat 11 am 5 pm. TRUCK 815 1 St SW, lower level Calgary, AB T2P 1N3 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737 A non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to promoting hybrid and emerging forms of contemporary art through the public presentation of work by regional, national and international artists. TRUCK contributes to the development and

understanding of contemporary art within the Calgary community. Free admission. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries ART MODE GALLERY 399 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2S 0A5 T. 403-508-1511 F. 403-508-1510

Original artwork in different media by Canadian artists.

ARTISTS OF THE WORLD 514 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0C8 T. 403-244-8123 F. 403-229-9687 Calgary’s largest and most eclectic art destination, this beautifully-renovated 20,000 sq. ft. heritage building features a vast fine art display, memorabilia and rare custom and vintage motorcycles. The facility boasts a dance floor, theatre room and multiple plasma screens as well as being fully equipped to host events for up to 800 people. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. ARTNEST GALLERY Glenmore Landing, 1600 90 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2V 5A8 T. 403-258-0555 F. 403-258-1863 Promoting original artwork in different media by Canadian artists. Mon to Wed and Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat to 5:30 pm. ARTSPACE GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SE, Crossroads Market, 2nd level Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-269-4278 F. 403-291-0356 Western Canada’s largest commercial gallery housed in a historical building 5 minutes from downtown. Showcasing 55 established and emerging Canadian artists, the gllery has an everchanging kaleidoscope of paintings, sculptures, prints and photography, as well as fine craft mediums such as glass, ceramics and metals. Tues to Sun 9:30 am - 5 pm, Fri till 9 pm with live music.

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ARTVIEW EXPOSITIONS GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SE Crossroads Market, 2nd level Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-689-1428 F. 403-288-6836 The gallery is dedicated to promoting Alberta art with monthly changing exhibitions of emerging and established Alberta artists, as well as the art of owner/artist Elizabeth Laishley. Specializing in contemporary paintings, sculptures, original miniature art objects and limited edition prints. Fri 4 pm - 9 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. COLLECTORS GALLERY 1332 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G OT3 T. 403-245-8300 F. 403-245-8300 Specializing in important Canadian art from the 19th to the 21st century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and the Group of Seven. The Collectors Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Recently relocated from 17th Avenue. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. COUNTERFLUX ART CENTRE 1336 9 Ave SE - lower level Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-313-2800 Calls itself “the art gallery for the rest of us” with great art, low prices and a comfortable, nonintimidating environment. They feature a wide variety of artists, styles and media with openings are on the last Thursday of every month. Offering seminars on art collecting, Meet the Artist nights, and other events. Wed to Fri noon - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am - 4 pm.

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THE CROFT 2105 - 4 St SW Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-1212 F. 403-214-1409 Fall/Winter 2004 Galleries West 49 Showcases fine art and crafts by 150 regional artists and artisans. Works on exhibit include both decorative and functional pottery, glass, jewellery, turned wood, journals, wood sculpture and paintings. Mon to Wed and Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur, Fri to 8 pm, Sun to 5 pm.

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FOSBROOKE FINE ARTS Penny Lane Mall, 513 - 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1G3 T. 403-294-1362 F. 403-234-8080 Specializing in contemporary original fine art in a wide variety of styles and media from established and emerging Canadian artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

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DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 314 - 4 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0H7 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 Specializing in high quality fine art – small and large format works – in styles from super-realism to impressionism to semi-abstract. Featuring the work of emerging and well-established artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.


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GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 5 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 1 866 425-5373 Extensive collection of fine art in a variety of styles by artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Lyon, Cameron, Min Ma, Desrosiers, Wood, Hedrick, Crump, Anderson, Simard, Zarb, Morris and Brandel. Calgary’s largest collection of bronzes including works by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Danyluk and Taylor. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. GALLERY OF CANADIAN FOLK ART 2206A 4 St SW Calgary, AB T2S 1W9 T. 403-229-1300 A surprising and unique gallery that exhibits and sells Canadian folk art: furniture, paintings, carvings, textiles, antiques and artifacts gathered from across the country. Presents “uncommon art of the common people.” Wed to Sun noon - 5 pm. GALLERY SAN CHUN 736 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2S 0B7 T. 403-228-1731 F. 403-228-1462 Traditional Asian works on paper and framed prints by some of the top Western Canadian print artists of the 20th century – Walter J. Phillips, Margaret Shelton, Takao Tanabe and Illingworth Kerr – along with contemporary local and Korean printmakers. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.




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HARRISON GALLERIES 709 A 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-229-4088 F. 403-920-0494 Representing the art of local, regional and internationally renowned artists, the gallery carries an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary artwork. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. Other location in Vancouver. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 1111 11 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 The Herringer Kiss Gallery represents provocative and innovative contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. IMAGE 54 GALLERY 709 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E3

T. 403-265-5458 F. 403-265-8681 The only commercial art gallery in western Canada to specialize in contemporary fine art prints. Also presents emerging and mid-career Canadian painters and photographers. Offers custom framing and installation; consultation services on collection cataloguing, management and appraisals. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. KENSINGTON FINE ART GALLERY 817 - 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 0A1 T. 403-228-2111 F. 403-228-0640 In Calgary since 1968, Kensington Fine Art Gallery features original 21st century Canadian art, including bronze and raku pieces, presented in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, in the heart of the popular 17th Avenue shopping area. Tues to Sat 10 am – 5:30 pm. MASTERS GALLERY 815c - 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 0A1 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 Celebrating 25 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MICAH GALLERY 110 8 Ave SW, Stephen Ave Walk Calgary, AB T2P 1B3 T. 403-245-1340 F. 403-245-1575 The gallery specializes in unique First Nations art and jewellery from across North America. Featured artists include Ernie Whitford, local wood carver; Nancy Dawson, West Coast jeweller; Ernie Scoles, Cree painter; as well as a large selection of Navajo sandpaintings, Inuit soapstones and traditional and contemporary turquoise jewellery. Mon to Wed 10 am - 6 pm, Thur - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Seasonal hours may be in effect, please call. MYKEN WOODS FINE ART 1235 26 Ave SE 2nd lvl Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-606-8414 Presenting “The Wall of Small” intimate, passionate small paintings by mid-career artists in the gallery. New artists Jim Etzkorn, Helena Hadala and Cherry Deacon join Paresh Athparia, Amy Loewan, Morley Hollenberg, George Koller, Jimmy Golden, Lap Lam, Chu Hon Sun, John McDowell, Liu Landing, Ferdinando Spina and Catherine Huang Tam. Fri 4 pm - 9 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. NEWZONES GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART 730 - 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 Representing leading names in contemporary art: Joe Andoe, Michael Batty, Ross Bleckner, Jack Bush, Cathy Daley, Tom Dean, Suzan Dionne, Evelyne Brader-Frank, John Hall, Brad Harms, Ben Macleod, Donald Sultan, William Perehudoff, Colleen Philippi, Don Pollack, David Robinson, Pat Service, Kevin Sonmor, Michael Walker, Barry Weiss, Jeroen Witvliet, et al. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 722 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 Focuses on national and regional contemporary Canadian paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture; also shows contemporary American prints. Exhibitions change monthly featuring established and emerging artists along with themed group shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. PHOTOSPACE GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-289-5434

ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 311 6 Ave SW - Plus 15 Level Calgary, AB T2P 3H2 T. 403-290-1612 F. 403-290-1942 Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, scrimshaw on moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in corporate collections and gifts, the gallery offers consultation for special commissions, packaging and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm. SKEW GALLERY 1615 10 Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 T. 403-244-4445 A recently-opened contemporary art gallery, offering an opportunity for both the uninitiated and the seasoned collector to view or acquire a dynamic range of painting, sculpture and photography from across Canada. Specializing in theme group exhibitions, with a focus on presenting topical art in an informed context. Monthly rotation of shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appt. STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY 2nd level, Bow Valley Square III, 251, 255 - 5 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 3G6 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981 Specializing in fine art orginals by distinguished Canadian artists of national and international acclaim for over 20 years. Offers an excellent selection of outstanding paintings and sculptures in landscapes, florals, still life, and figurative in contemporary and traditional styles. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. STONE FISH ARTS 1403a 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0T4 T. 403-640-2381 Stone Fish is a warm and inviting urban gallery housed within a charming historic space in the heart of Inglewood. The gallery proudly showcases original works of both emerging and established contemporary artists and photographers. Stone Fish’s relaxed yet creatively charged atmosphere connects artists with collectors and art lovers alike. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Thur till 7 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. THE PETERS GALLERY 100-550 6 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0S2 T. 403-269-3475 F. 403-269-3475 Established in 1993, this eclectic gallery represents important traditional and contemporary Canadian artists featuring quality original works of art... paintings, sculpture, glass and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and the seasoned collector to make informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur till 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. THE PORT HERITAGE GALLERY 1005-4515 Macleod Tr S Calgary, AB T2G 0A5 T. 403-255-6233 F. 403-214-0020 TRÉPANIERBAER 105-999 8 St SW Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 A progressive and friendly commercial gallery specializing in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international art. In addition to representing well-known senior and mid-career artists, the gallery also maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of younger emerging Canadian artists’ work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 222 Riverfront Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0A5 T. 403-263-4346 F. 403-262-9644

Relocating in November to: 816 11 Ave SW. Dealer since 1980 in major works by established Canadian contemporary artists. Recently joined by R.J. Sinden as art consultant and artbook dealer. Solo and group exhibitions change monthly. Diverse inventory of original paintings, sculpture, hand-dyed silk, works on paper, and ceramics. Works by David Alexander, Maxwell Bates, Terry Fenton, Les Graff, Douglas Haynes, Luke Lindoe estate, Leslie Poole and other important Canadian artists. Wed to Fri noon - 6 pm, Sat - 5 pm, Sun - 4 pm. WALLACE GALLERIES 500 - 5 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 Specializes in Canadian contemporary original art. Features some of Canada’s leading artists including Ted Godwin, Kenneth Lochhead, Vivian Thierfelder, Alain Attar, LesThomas, Brian Atyeo and Jeff de Boer. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WEBSTER GALLERIES 812 - 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-6500 F. 403-263-6501 Since 1980, Webster Galleries Inc. has been a leading specialist in stone sculpture and offers a large collection of Inuit sculpture, oils, watercolours, bronzes, pencil works, ceramics and hand-pulled prints within 10,000 square feet of gallery space. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. Cooperative Galleries ARTPOINT GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1139 - 11 St SE Calgary, AB T2G 3G1 T. 403-265-6867 F. 403-265-6867 Housed just behind the CPR tracks in Ramsay, the gallery is home to over 40 artists and members of the artpoint society. In the Upstairs and Downstairs Galleries, members and invited art groups show their work in monthly changing exhibitions – from painting to sculpture; photography to textiles. Turn E from 8 St onto 11 Ave SE and follow gravel road. Thurs & Fri 1 pm - 5 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, or by appointment.

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BRIC GALLERY 227 35 Ave NE Calgary, AB T2E 2K5 T. 403-520-0707 CENTENNIAL GALLERY 133-125 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0P6 T. 403-266-6783 A unique, artist-run gallery offering excellent quality representational, impressionistic and abstract art work since 1975 – paintings in all media, hand-pulled prints, wall hangings, and functional and decorative pottery and handblown glass, all by local artists who work at the gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Thurs till 8 pm (also Mon from May to Oct). East end of the Calgary Tower complex, opposite Glenbow Museum.

709 - 11 Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta T2R 0E3 403.265.5458

Fractured Landscape, 2003 Carborundum print 46 x 63 cm

Public Galleries ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE GALLERY 1221 2 St SW Calgary, AB T2R 0W5 T. 403-245-5662 F. 403-244-3911 Located in the heritage Memorial Park Building, the Alliance Française of Calgary offers a wide range of exhibitions in its new gallery. It promotes the visual arts and their multicultural aspects as an important expression of French civilization and also facilitates cultural activities offered in conjunction with French language classes. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 5:30 pm; Sat 9:30 am - 1 pm. ART GALLERY OF CALGARY 117 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1B4 T. 403-770-1350 F. 403-264-8077 The Art Gallery of Calgary is an interactive and


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dynamic forum for contemporary art exhibitions and activities that foster appreciation and understanding of visual culture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. To 10 pm every first Thursday of the month. DEVO ART GALLERY 317 7 Ave SW, 4th Flr TD Square Calgary, AB T. 403-268-1388 GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 The colourful history of Canada’s West comes alive at Western Canada’s largest museum. Discover the diverse people, stories and events that shaped this region. Glimpse the world beyond Western Canada through special exhibitions and their own eclectic, international collections. Daily 9 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm. Adult $14; Sen $10.50; Stu $9; under 6 free; family $43.75. Glenbow Shop open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur till 9 pm. ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682 LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8 Calgary, Alberta T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 Situated on 80 acres of rolling foothills 15 minutes southwest of Calgary, the former home of landscape painter A.C. Leighton represents 50 years in Canadian landscape painting. Changing exhibitions and workshops on painting techniques for various skill levels from beginners to accomplished artists. Located south on Macleod Tr to Spruce Meadows Tr west to 37 St (Hwy 773) and south (then west and south) to 266 Ave W (bottom of big hill, west and south on winding road) to Leighton Centre. Museum entrance 50 yds south of Centre. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm.




17TH ANNUAL FALL GROUP EXHIBITION AND SALE Featuring MERV BRANDEL together with: David Langevin Michael O'Toole, SFCA Neil Patterson, Master OPAM and introducing Steven Armstrong

Merv Brandel, Winter Relections, Oil on Canvas, 20” x 30”

Preview: Oct. 13 to 15, 11 am - 5:30 pm Gala Reception & Sale Commencing Oct. 15 at 7:30 pm

The Alicat Gallery has been in operation since 1987, and is located about 30 minutes west of Calgary in Bragg Creek, Alberta.

Pictures of the paintings will be posted on our web site as they arrive 403-949-3777 •

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(403) 932-3030

Ross Snashall, “Three Birch Trees” Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 36"

Ursula Reynolds, “Ancient Window” Acrylic and Ink, 22" x 15"

Originals & Limited Edition Prints • Ceramics • Inuit Sculptures • Conservation Framing 52 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

MARION NICOLL GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7625 F. 403-289-6682 MUSEUM OF THE REGIMENTS GALLERIES 4520 Crowchild Tr SW Calgary, AB T3E 1T8 T. 403-240-9723 F. 403-686-1280 THE NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM University of Calgary, 434 Collegiate Bd NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-7234 F. 403-282-4742 A broadly focused public gallery that is an integral part of the University of Calgary. 18 to 24 exhibitions per year focus on contemporary western Canadian art and on numismatics, reflecting the museum’s two major collections. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thur to 9 pm, Sat 1 pm - 5 pm (May through Aug, Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm only). TRIANGLE GALLERY OF VISUAL ART 104-800 Macleod Tr SE Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403-262-1737 F. 403-262-1764 Dedicated to the presentation of contemporary Canadian visual arts, architecture and design within a context of international art, the gallery is engaged in the advancement of knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices through a balanced program of visual art exhibitions to the public of Calgary and visitors. Admission fee: Adults - $2.00; Senior/Students $1.00; Family - $5.00; Members of the Triangle Gallery - Free. Annual Membership - $25.00. Free admission on Thursdays. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.

CAMROSE, AB Commercial Galleries CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 1 888 672-8401 Fresh, vibrant and alive describe both the artwork and the experience when you visit this recently restored gallery. You will discover a diverse group of both emerging and established artists all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appt. CANMORE, AB Commercial Galleries ELEVATION 1309 204-709 Main St Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 Housing the works of more than 20 visual artists, Elevation 1309 Gallery exhibits a constantly changing array of painting, jewellery, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, ceramic and glass. Artists range from emerging to established, all working with some elements of contemporary style. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. (Closed Mon in shoulder seasons.) THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 Established in 1980, the gallery features original paintings, both abstract and representational, primarily by local artists, along with fine jewellery and other works in a variety of media including glass, clay and metal. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. (Closed Mon in shoulder seasons.) THE CORNER GALLERY 705 Main St, Box 8110 Canmore, AB T1W 2T8 T. 403-678-6090 Toll Free: 1 800 649-7948 Original works by Canadian artists – Elaine Fleming, Mike Svob, Tinyan, Min Ma and Vilem Zach. Paintings, pottery, bronze, soapstone, jade, photography and raku. Custom framing. Daily 11 am - 6 pm. Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 The gallery, administered by the Canmore Artists and Artisans Guild, is adjacent to the Canmore Public Library and entrance is free to the public. The gallery has many shows each year which show a wide variety of art from pottery, silk prints, photography and fine art paintings. COCHRANE, AB Commercial Galleries FERNTREE GALLERY & FRAMING 2-505 1 St W, Box 366 Cochrane, AB T4C 1A6 T. 403-932-7335 F. 403-932-4711 STUDIO WEST BRONZE FOUNDRY & ART GALLERY PO Box 550 205 - 2 Ave SE, Industrial Park Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7 T. 403-932-2611 F. 403-932-2705 Original bronze works both finished and in progress at Canada’s largest sculpture foundry. Free tours of the lost-wax methods of bronze casting. Also paintings, western prints, Pioneer Women’s Museum, artifacts and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, evenings by appointment and call (403) 932-2611 for weekend hours. In Cochrane, 15 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A. WESTLANDS ART GALLERY 118 - 2 Ave W Cochrane, AB T4C 1B2 T. 403-932-3030 F. 403-932-7810

Canadian First Nations rare and original works, Inuit and aboriginal soapstone sculpture, plus Alberta landscape photographs, raku and functional pottery, metal work and coppersmithing and stained glass from local artisans. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. In Cochrane, 15 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A. DIDSBURY, AB Commercial Galleries GILDED GALLERY 106-2034 19 Ave (Box 2004) Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 T. 403-335-8735 F. 403-335-8736 Specializing in original works by emerging artists of Central Alberta, the gallery shows more than 120 works by over 20 artists. The approachable and welcoming atmosphere is ideal for browsing and buying. Full custom framing services available. Portrait commissions by Sharon Dunbar. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appt. EDMONTON, AB Artist-run Galleries LATITUDE 53 10248 106 St Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5 T. 780-423-5353 F. 780-424-9117 SNAP GALLERY 10137 104 St Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117 Established in 1982 as an independent, cooperatively-run fine art printshop, the SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists) mandate is to promote, facilitate and communicate print and printrelated contemporary production. A complete print shop and related equipment are available to members. Ten exhibitions are scheduled each year. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries AGNES BUGERA GALLERY 12310 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-482-2854 F. 780-482-2591 In the art gallery business since 1975, Agnes Bugera is pleased to continue representing an excellent group of established and emerging Canadian artists. Spring and Fall solo exhibitions offer a rich variety of quality fine art including landscape, still life, figurative and abstract paintings as well as sculpture. New works by gallery artists are featured throughout the year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment. ART BEAT GALLERY 26 St Anne St St Albert, AB T8N 1E9 T. 780-459-3679 F. 780-459-3677 Located in the Arts and Heritage District of St. Albert, this family-owned business specializes in original artwork by Western Canadian artists. Paintings in all media, sculpture, pottery, and art glass. Visiting artists and art demonstrations on the first Thursday evening each month. Home and corporate consulting. Certified picture framer. Part of St. Albert Art Walk. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. BANYAN TREE GALLERY 10336 107 St Edmonton, AB T5J 1K2 T. 780-425-2727 F. 780-425-9037 This recently-opened gallery in the loft district focuses on established and emerging contemporary artists from India and Pakistan. The art is sought after by international collectors and has been selected to appeal to both collectors and those with a burgeoning interest in South Asian images. Complemented by antique Asian furniture, artbooks and jewellery. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 6 pm, Thur till 8 pm.

BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 Specializes in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morriseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Joane Cardinal Schubert, Jane Ash Poitras and David Morriseau. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon 11 am - 5 pm, Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave Edmonton, AB T. 780-439-8210 F. 780-435-0429 This storefront gallery and studio, in the Mill Creek area of Old Strathcona, features the work of Edmonton artist Christl Bergstrom. Over the summer, the gallery will feature a series of oil paintings celebrating Edmonton’s centennial in October 2004. The gallery also displays other recently completed work on a variety of themes including still lifes, portraits and nudes. Mon to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat by appt. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt. ELECTRUM DESIGN STUDIO & GALLERY 12419 Stony Plain Rd Edmonton, AB T5N 3N3 T. 780-482-1402 F. 780-482-1347

Nose Hill Park, Janet Assen

Gallery • Studio Contemporary works of art in a warm mountain setting Featuring award winning designs by western Canada’s finest goldsmiths #204, 709 Main Street Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B2 403-609-3324

EVERGREEN GALLERY 2-20 McLeod Ave Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3Y1 T. 780-962-6222 F. 780-962-6247 Established in 1995, the gallery presents origional artwork by western Canadian artists such as Mel and Fran Heath, Karen Findlay, and Frances Alty-Arscott and pottery by Noboru Kubo, bronze sculpture by Roy Leadbeater, soapstone carvings by Roy Hinz and glass Art by Martha Henry and Jeff Holmwood. Recently selected a “2003 Top 100 Art And Framing Retailer” by Decor Home magazine. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 8 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. FRINGE GALLERY 10516 Whyte Ave - lower Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4 T. 780-432-0240 F. 780-439-5447 FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K6 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-488-2952 Located in Edmonton’s gallery walk district. Since opening in 1979 the gallery has specialized in exhibiting fine art and craft by Alberta artists, with exhibitions changing every three weeks. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. GALLERY DE JONGE 27022A Highway 16A Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3M1 T. 780-962-9505 Established in 1995 in a country setting just 15 minutes west of Edmonton, the gallery represents original fine art by Western Canadian artists such as Mary Masters, Beth Coulas and Earl Cummins. Also featured is pottery, raku work, porcelain and other one of a kind gift items for functional as well as decorative uses. Fall/Winter 2004 Galleries West 53



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Follow Stony Plain Road west 15 km past 170 Street. Mon to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. LANDO GALLERY 11130 105 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 F. 780-990-1153 Edmonton’s newest commercial art gallery in the centre of Edmonton was established as Lando Fine Art in 1990 by private art dealer Brent Luebke. It will continue to provide superior quality Canadian and international fine art, fine crafts, custom framing, art leasing, appraisals and collection management. The gallery also buys and sells Canadian and international secondary market fine art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt. MURUNGO GALLERY 12505 102 Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4 T. 780-433-5504 Toll Free: 1 866 717-9485 A major piece by internationally-recognized Shona sculptor Lazarus Tandi is at the centre of a variety of stone sculptures from Zimbabwe. This import gallery prides itself on purchasing each piece directly from the artist. A selection of generally smaller specialty objects complements the sculpture. Tue to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur, Fri till 9 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY EDMONTON 2113 West Edmonton Mall, 8770 170 St Edmonton, AB T5T 3J7 T. 780-444-1995 F. 780-481-0530 Canada’s leading retailer of Inuit and Dene art from the Arctic. Specializing in soapstone carvings, tapestries, original prints, jewellery, beaded slippers and glassworks. Located on the Upper Level, Phase 1, West Edmonton Mall. Mon to Fri 10 am - 9 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. 54 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004


ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 10130 103 St, Mezz Level Edmonton, AB T5J 3N9 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, scrimshaw on moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in corporate collections and gifts, the gallery offers consultation for special commissions, packaging and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 Established in 1986, the Scott Gallery features Canadian contemporary art representing over thirty established and emerging Canadian artists. Exhibits include paintings, works on paper including hand pulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am -5 pm. SNOWBIRD GALLERY Europa Blvd - West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2 T. 780-444-1024 F. 780-443-1414 VANDERLEELIE GALLERY 10183 112 St Edmonton, AB T5K 1M1 T. 780-452-0286 F. 780-451-1615 Representing, since 1992, Canadian and European painters and sculptors at various stages of their professional development, Directors Robert and Elizabeth Vanderleelie share the conviction that showmanship is vitally important in distinguishing their gallery. Their creativity,

enthusiasm, and technical know-how inform every aspect of the 15 exhibitions they mount every year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 Established in 1975, this fine art gallery is known for representing leading artists from across Canada – paintings, sculpture and glass art in traditional and contemporary styles. Exhibitions via e-mail available by request. Second location in Victoria. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Cooperative Gallery ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 10186 106 St Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4 T. 780-488-5900 F. 780-488-8855 Alberta’s only public gallery dedicated to fine craft presents four exhibitions in the main gallery each year. The Discovery Gallery features new work by ACC members. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine craft – pottery, blown glass, jewellery, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more ñ all hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Public Galleries CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS D’ALBERTA 9103 95 Ave Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building,, U of A Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 fab/index.html

HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 The Arts Centre delivers a variety of services to both artists and the community, and acts as an essential alternative site for the presentation, distribution and promotion of contemporary art. The gallery presents 10 five-week exhibitions, from local, provincial and national artists, collectives and arts organizations as well as an annual members’ show. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon 4 pm. MULTICULTURAL PUBLIC ART GALLERY 5411 51 St Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7 T. 780-963-2777 F. 780-963-0233 PROFILES PUBLIC ART GALLERY, ARTS & HERITAGE FOUNDATION 19 Perron St St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9349 Located in the historic Banque d’Hochelaga in St. Albert, the gallery features contemporary art, usually by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sulpture, video, quilts, glass and ceramics at both the provincial and national level. Monthly exhibitions, adult lectures and workshops “Looking at Art”, school tours, art rental and sales plus a gallery gift shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm. PROVINCIAL MUSEUM OF ALBERTA 12845 102 Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 THE EDMONTON ART GALLERY 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 Founded in 1924, The Edmonton Art Gallery is the only museum in Alberta devoted strictly to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. In conjunction with a full and varied exhibition schedule, the Gallery provides lectures, talks and seminars on art and art-related issues. Tues to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm, Sat, Sun 11 am - 5 pm, closed holidays. THE WORKS GALLERY AT COMMERCE PLACE 10150 Jasper Ave, Main Floor, Commerce Place Edmonton, AB T5J 1W4 T. 780-426-2122 F. 780-426-4673 VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr Edmonton, AB T5N 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 866-421-1731 Visual Arts Alberta Association is a non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. FORT MCMURRAY, AB Commercial Gallery ARTWORKS GALLERY 9917 Biggs Ave Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1S2 T. 780-743-2887 F. 780-743-2330 Showcases paintings, bronze sculptures, glass, photography, jewellery, funky furniture, and other multimedia works. Also features Northern arts such as soapstone and wood carvings, caribou hair tuftings and birchbark bitings. Changing group exhibitions feature new works by gallery artists, including paintings by Alex Janvier, Frederick R. McDonald and Carol Breen, sculptures by Brian Clark, and various works by other Western Canadian artists. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 6 pm, Fri till 8 pm, or by appointment. Public Gallery KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979 GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB Public Gallery PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 10209 99 St Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2H3 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 Located in the restored Central Park School building, a Provincial Historical Resource, the gallery celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2000 as the only major public art gallery in north-western Alberta. Maintains a rigorous exhibition schedule and is a regular contributor to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. Closed statutory holidays. HIGH RIVER, AB Commercial Gallery ART AND SOUL GALLERY 509 1 St SW, PO Box 5005 High River, AB T1V 1M3 T. 403-601-3713 Annie Froese’s working studio/gallery presents paintings in a variety of media, ceramic arts, glass, weaving, furniture and jewellery. In addition to Annie’s own pieces, many of the original works shown are by teachers and mentors or simply the work of artists she has admired. Located about 1/2 hour south of Calgary. Wed to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.

JASPER, AB Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY AT JASPER PARK LODGE Beauvert Promenade, Box 1651 Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Toll Free: 1 888 310-9726


LACOMBE, AB Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY ON MAIN 4910 50 Ave, 2nd Flr Lacombe, AB T4L 1Y1 T. 403-782-3402 F. 403-782-3405 Located just off Hwy. 2 in the heart of Historic Downtown Lacombe, this gallery boasts the largest selection of original art in central Alberta. Representing over 60 Alberta artists, the gallery’s selection covers a wide variety of media. Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. Winter Hours: Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. LETHBRIDGE, AB Commercial Galleries COULEE RIDGE ART GALLERY Lethbridge Centre Mall, 217-200 4 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C9 T. 403-380-2210 F. 403-380-2219 JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341 For more than ten years the gallery has presented a wide variety of Canadian contemporary landscape and wildlife art in all media, including pieces by owner and professional artist, Jerry Arnold, who works from his studio in the gallery. Both original works and limited edition prints and serigraphs, bronze and Inuit stone sculpture, and glass art. Custom framing service. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5 pm.

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VANDERLEELIE GALLERY 10183 - 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1M1 tel: 780.452.0286 web: hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada

TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 1 866 380-2787 Formerly the Trianon Ballroom (1930s-1960s), the gallery is an informal mix between a gallery and an architectural office. Its open space and philosophy allows for creative community responses. Exhibitions range from nationallyrenowned artists to aspiring students. A second exhibition space, Le Petit Trianon is now open downstairs. Public Galleries BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118 SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 One of Canada’s foremost public galleries, SAAG fosters the work of contemporary visual artists who push the boundaries of their medium. Regularly changing exhibitions are featured in three distinct gallery spaces. Learning programs, film screenings and special events further contribute to local culture. Gift Shop and a Resource Library. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART GALLERY W600, Centre for the Arts, 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 T. 403-329-2666 F. 403-382-7115

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Commercial Gallery FRAMING AND ART CENTRE 579 3 ST SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H2 T. 403-527-2600 F. 403-529-9109 Public Galleries CULTURE CENTRE GALLERY 299 College Dr SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6 T. 403-529-3806 F. 403-504-3554 MEDICINE HAT MUSEUM & ART GALLERY 1302 Bomford Cres SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5E6 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 A wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are frequently accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Admission is free. Located adjacent to TransCanada Highway (south side), exit at the Husky Station. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm. Sat, Sun and holidays 1 pm - 5 pm.

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• Specializing in Aboriginal Art • • Finest selection of Inuit and Dene sculpture • • Original graphics, prints and glassworks • • Corporate gifts •



#2113 West Edmonton Mall 8770 170 Street Edmonton, AB T5T 3J7 T. (780) 444-1995 F. (780) 481-0530

2nd Level, Portage Place, 393 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 T. (204) 942-5501 F. (204) 942-5502

Public Gallery RED DEER & DISTRICT MUSEUM 4525 47a Ave Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 WATERTON LAKES, AB Commercial Gallery GUST GALLERY 112A Waterton Ave Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535 WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 85, 305 Windflower Ave Waterton Lakes, AB TOK 2MO T. 403-859-2274 Toll Free: 1 866 859-2220 WILDWOOD, AB

Mary Goddard

26 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB (780) 459-3679 •

Commercial Gallery WILDWOOD GALLERY AND STUDIO Box 623, 5410 50 St Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0 T. 780-325-3904 F. 780-325-3907 Backing onto old growth forest and nestled in the hamlet of Wildwood, Pat Di Marcello’s laidback, casual gallery and working studio offers an eclectic selection of contemporary fine art; decorative and functional hand-crafted items by local artisans; sculptural teak root furniture, antiques and more. One hour from Edmonton on scenic Hwy 16 Yellowhead West. Wed to Sun, and holidays 11 am - 5 pm or by appt.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES ABBOTSFORD, BC Commercial Gallery CHARISMA GALLERY 33339 S Fraser Way Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B2 T. 604-852-3999 F. 604-852-3315 Toll Free: 1 866 852-3999 Founded in 1983, the gallery shows a wide selection of original artworks and limited edition prints by Canadian and international artists. Owner Rod Bishop is pleased at the development of a West Coast style of art and notes its emergence in the collector community. He has an ongoing commitment to connect the artist with the collector in

a relaxed atmosphere. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm. BELLA COOLA, BC Commercial Gallery PETROGLYPH GALLERY Box 433 Bella Coola, British Columbia V0T 1C0 T. 250-799-5673 F. 250-799-5675 COURTENAY, BC Public Gallery COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 367 4 St Courtenay, BC V9N 1G8 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287 INVERMERE, BC Commercial Galleries BAVIN GLASSWORKS 4884A Athalmer Road RR 3 Invermere, BC V0A 1K3 T. 250-342-6816 Established in 1988, the Glassworks is a handson, father-and-son, working operation with an inhouse hot glass shop, glass beadmaking shop and glass fusing shop where visitors can watch the artists work. The attached gallery displays their art and that of 37 other artists who work in glass, clay and metal. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat till 5:30 pm. (Also open Sun, mid-May to mid-Sep.) THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565 KAMLOOPS, BC Commercial Gallery HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 101-125 4th Ave Kamloops, BC V2L 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 Public Gallery KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-828-3543 F. 250-828-0662 KELOWNA, BC Artist-run Gallery ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PO Box 5090 Stn A 421 Cawston Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 8T9 T. 250-868-2298 F. 250-868-2896 Commercial Galleries ART ARK GALLERY 135-1295 Cannery Lane Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-862-5080 F. 250-862-5049 A spacious contemporary art gallery featuring paintings, sculpture, mixed media, artist prints, photography and fine crafts. The gallery showcases the diversity and skill of accomplished and established artists and provides a venue for introducing exceptional emerging ones. It is comprised of six exhibition spaces with shows changing monthly. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. GEERT MAAS SCULPTURE GARDENS AND GALLERY 250 Reynolds Road Kelowna, BC V1V 2G7 T. 250-860-7012 F. 250-860-0494 HAMBLETON GALLERIES 781 Bernard Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 6P6 T. 250-860-2498 F. 250-868-4841 Since its establishment in 1964, the Hambleton has provided an extraordinary showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works presently grace many national and international private and corporate collections. In its heritage setting, owners Stewart and Tracy Turcotte have added ceramics, wood carvings and bronze sculpture to complement the paintings. Tues to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm. TURTLE ISLAND GALLERY 115-1295 Cannery Lane Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-717-8235 The gallery has a stunning selection of Northwest Coast wood carvings including ceremonial masks, totem poles, talking sticks, plaques, and bentwood style boxes and a few Cree and Ojibway artists’ works from eastern Canada. Also stone carvings, jewellery, original paintings and limited edition prints both contemporary and traditional. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm (Summer only: extended Thur, Fri till 8 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm). TUTT STREET GALLERY 9-3045 Tutt St Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 Visitors will find outstanding original Canadian art works by regionally and nationally-acclaimed artists — in oils, acrylics and water colour, as well as magnificent steel sculptures. There is an exciting variety of work from representational to abstract, to suit all fine art preferences. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm or by appt. Public Gallery KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3 T. 250-762-2226 F. 250-762-9875 Founded in 1976, the gallery serves the central Okanagan Valley with a variety of exhibitions and education programs for all ages. The new 15,000 square foot facility, opened in 1996, offers three gallery spaces: The Treadgold/ Bullock Gallery, The Reynolds Gallery and the Rotary Courtyard. Admission: members free, individual $4, senior $3, student $3, family $8, children under 12 free, Thur 3 pm - 9 pm by donation. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm Thur till 9 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. NANAIMO, BC Commercial Gallery GALLERY 223 223 Commercial St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G8 T. 250-741-1188 F. 250-741-0868 Whether it’s a classic coastal landscape or something funky by innovative and engaging new artists, Gallery 223 offers a fresh approach to enjoying fine art — an extraordinary selection of original paintings, ceramics, glass, wood carvings and stone sculptures in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Artist’s studios, art education facilities, an art supplies store and custom framing. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. (Also Sun from Apr - Sep.) OLIVER, BC Commercial Gallery HANDWORKS GALLERY 9932 350 Ave Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 T. 250-498-6388 F. 250-498-6388 Experience handmade objects that demonstrate the sensuousness of wood, the elegance of paper, the ruggedness of clay and the magic of glass. Opening May 3, this new gallery is located in the former Catholic church across from the Post Office just off Hwy 97 in the South Okanagan wine country. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30

pm, Fri till 8 pm, Sun Noon - 4 pm. (Reduced hours Jan - Mar.)

5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401


Commercial Gallery THE LLOYD GALLERY 598 Main St Penticton, BC V2A 5C7 T. 250-492-4484 Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through four large viewing galleries hung French salon-style. Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and sculptures depict the many faces of the Okanagan, Canada, Europe and Asia. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF THE SOUTH OKANAGAN 199 Marina Way Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 The gallery presents contemporary art and historical exhibitions of both established and emerging artists in four exhibition spaces. A place of inquiry, interest and enjoyment, the AGSO proudly promotes Okanagan as well as provincial and national artists. Admission: Adults $2, children free, Tues admission free. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists: Beaver, Brager, Cheng, Connor, Cote, deJager, Forester, Hogger, Jacobs, Johnson, Mack, Mitts, Peters, Pfannmuller, Roszewski, Richter, Stieben, Thiessen, Tweedy, Zasadny and many more. 104 Street and Whyte Avenue, Henry deJager

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Public Gallery TWO RIVERS GALLERY OF PRINCE GEORGE & REGION 725 Civic Plaza Prince George, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-614-7800 F. 250-563-3211 Toll Free: 1 888 221-1155

250-717-8235 115-1295 Cannery Lane Kelowna, BC Located across from The Grand Okanagan Hotel on Cannery Lane

SALMON ARM, BC Commercial Gallery TEYJAH’S ART DEN 825 Lakeshore Dr SW Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4 T. 250-833-0907 F. 250-833-0907


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Commercial Galleries BLUE HORSE FOLK ART GALLERY 175 North View Dr Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1A9 T. 250-537-0754 Folk art animals, paintings, furniture, raku ceramics. The home and studios of artists Paul Burke and Anna Gustafson. Not to be missed.

JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 3-110 Purvis Lane Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S5 T. 250-537-1589 F. 250-537-9766 Toll Free: 1 800 474-6705 The largest gallery on the island, located on the water’s edge, is the charming setting for popular island artist, Jill Louise Campbell. Her impressionist paintings of the American Southwest, Europe, Pacific Northwest and now Tibet, are collected by thousands of clients each year. Open daily year round with extended summer hours 9 am - 10 pm.

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J. MITCHELL GALLERY 3104 Grace Point Square, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 Representing 40 Island contemporary artists and artisans distinguished by the quality of their work and their fresh, innovative approaches to the diverse range of media in which they work. Monthly solo shows feature outstanding original works including many that achieve beautiful blends of form and function. Mon to Sat 10 am 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 3 pm.

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1006 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0S7 Phone: 265-8961 Fax: 265-8962 •

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LANDING PARTY FINE ART GALLERY 2191 North End Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1E1 T. 250-537-8447 Toll Free: 1 800 371-6444 A gallery where whimsy co-exists with elegance. Experience the unique work of internationallyknown artists Julia and Mark Lucich in a tranquil Salt Spring setting. View the renowned Party Animal series, award-winning portrait & figurative paintings and remarkable floating sculptures. Mar to Dec, Wed to Fri and Sun 11 am - 4 pm or by appt.

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An eclectic selection of works primarily by established Canadian artists.

1625 56 Street Tsawwassen, BC

MORLEY MYERS GALLERY & STUDIO 7-315 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-537-4898 F. 250-537-4828 The gallery shows the progression of earlier works of stone to Morley Myers’ latest bronze creation. In the lower level studio you can see and visit with the artist at work on his next piece. His work is influenced by cross-cultural indigenous art forms. Represented by Thunderbird Gallery on Salt Spring Island and Avenue Gallery in Victoria. Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm or by appt. NICOLA WHESTON STUDIO AND GALLERY 5-315 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2X4 T. 250-537-4922 Contemporary figurative and landscape paintings. Wed to Sun 11am - 4:30 pm. PEGASUS GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART Mouat’s Mall, 1-104 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-2421 F. 250-537-5590 Established in 1972, the gallery presents contemporary jewellery, paintings, sculptures and glassware (including originals and prints by Salt Spring’s Carol Evans). Pegasus specializes in museum quality antique basketry and work by Northwest Coast native carvers. Open year round. THUNDERBIRD GALLERY 3105-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-8448 F. 250-537-9233 Toll Free: 1 877 537-8448 Since 1992 Thunderbird Gallery has specialized in the contemporary art of the Northwest Coast and the very best of Salt Spring Island’s world class art community. As the Island’s second oldest fine art gallery they have built their reputation one collector at a time. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm.

(A short drive from Vancouver)

T. (604)943-6033 F. (604)943-8830 “Overachiever” Brittani Faulkes, pastel, 18" x 18"

THE LLOYD GALLERY Exceptional art, spectacular framing

“Sunset by the Dock” 24" x 36" acrylic/canvas by Min Ma

598 Main St., Penticton, BC • 250-492-4484 • 58 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

SECHELT, BC Public Gallery SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 5714 Medusa, Box 1565 Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 T. 604-885-5412 F. 604-885-6192 SIDNEY, BC Commercial Galleries LAROCHE GALLERY 1B-9851 Seaport Place Sidney, BC T. 250-655-8278 Eclectic collection of fine art in all media and styles from established international artists and some emerging local artists. Most are members of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Focus is on west coast art with figurative art by David Goatley and figurative and wildlife sculpture in stone. Affordable prices. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave, Landmark Bldg. Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 Toll Free: 1 877 787-1896 Gallery offers original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale both onsite and through a comprehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm. SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN, BC Commercial Gallery GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Road, PO Box 3109 Silver Star Mountain, BC V1B 3M1 T. 250-503-0822 F. 250-503-0822 The gallery proudly represents a talented group of Okanagan, British Columbian and Canadian artists, some of them well-established and highly accomplished, others just emerging, but all of them work in a distinctive and original style — oils, acrylics, watercolours, scrimshaw, sculpture, pottery. (Summer) Thur and Sat 2 pm - 6 pm; (Winter) Wed and Sat 1 pm - 6 pm. GREATER VANCOUVER NOTE: Some numbers on the Vancouver Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity.

Artist-run Galleries ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 206 Carrall Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 T. 604-689-2907 F. 604-689-2907 ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912 GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196 GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073 HELEN PITT GALLERY 882 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5 T. 604-681-6740 F. 604-688-2826 OR GALLERY 103-480 Smithe St Vancouver, BC V6B 5E4 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302 WESTERN FRONT GALLERY 303 E 8th Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1 T. 604-876-9343 F. 604-876-4099 Commercial Galleries AARON ROSS GALLERY 840 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6C 1C8 T. 604-876-7705 F. 604-876-1196 Their new location offers a New York-style setting with an eclectic group of artists, from classical European to cutting edge digital. Featuring fine contemporary paintings, photography and sculpture. Mon to Sat 11 am - 8 pm. AION ART GALLERY 2315 Main St Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9 T. 604-879-9900 F. 604-879-9570 The gallery promotes local representations and ongoing exchanges with partner galleries in

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Germany and Brazil. It shows artists from Vancouver and across Canada, as well as from Europe, the USA and South America. The flexible space accommodates art exhibitions, artist talks and round table discussions, dance and music performances, poetry readings and book launches. Tues to Sat noon - 6 pm. AMATI ART GALLERY B6-4255 Arbutus St, Lower Level Arbutus Village Square Vancouver, BC V6J 4R1 T. 604-736-9813 APPLETON GALLERIES 1451 Hornby St Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8 T. 604-685-1715 F. 604-685-1721 ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 1 800 663-0341 Representing dynamic contemporary Canadian and International artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles including original canvases, sculptures, monoprints and limited editions. Feature exhibitions change monthly. Conveniently located in the entertainment district on the edge of Yaletown. Deliver locally and ship worldwide. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. ATELIER GALLERY 2421 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5


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T. 604-732-3021 BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 BEL ART GALLERY 2171 Deep Cove Rd North Vancouver, BC V7G 1S8 T. 604-904-0907 F. 604-904-0907 BJORNSON KAJIWARA GALLERY 1727 W 3rd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-738-3500 F. 604-738-0204 BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Dr West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 An eclectic gallery owned by Mary Southerst and Richard Buckland. Mary opened her first gallery in Vancouver in 1972 and since then has been managing galleries both in Spain and Vancouver. Their aim is to hang quality art without too high a price tag. The gallery represents 12 artists, many with international roots. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm, Sun noon to 5 pm. BUSCHLEN MOWATT GALLERY 1445 West Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6G 2T3 T. 604-682-1234 F. 604-682-6004 A leading gallery of contemporary Canadian and international art, opened in 1979, Buschlen

Mowatt has earned a global reputation for showcasing some of the world’s most esteemed artists, for producing museum calibre exhibitions and for distinguishing emerging talent. A second location opened in Palm Desert, Ca in 2001. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. CASCATA GALLERY 1536 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-730-9117 One of several galleries located in the Waterfall Building near Granville Island, Cascata Gallery presents paintings, prints, collages, ceramics and glass art by several artists including Jeanne Krabbendam, John Liang, Jutta Kaiser, Marion Harding, Pnina Granirer, Yoo Hyling Gill, Kris Browesky and T.K. Chung. Wed to Sun noon - 5 pm or by appointment. CATRIONA JEFFRIES GALLERY 3149 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3K1 T. 604-736-1554 F. 604-736-1054 CENTRE A, VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 849 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W2 T. 604-683-8326 F. 604-683-8632 CH ART GALLERY 323 Jervis St, Coal Harbour, Escala Vancouver, BC V6C 3P8 T. 604-688-3269 F. 604-688-3269 COASTAL PEOPLES FINE ARTS GALLERY 1024 Mainland St Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248 Specializing in contemporary museum-quality Northwest Coast Native and Inuit artwork, the gallery showcases works by master carvers and is known for discovering emerging talent. An important collection of jewellery, ceremonial masks, totem poles, bentwood chests, original paintings and serigraphs, miniatures and reading materials. Mon to Sat 10 am - 7 pm, Sun 11 am - 6 pm. COVAN ART GALLERY 3778 W 10th Ave Vancouver, AB V6R 2G4 T. 604-225-0388 F. 604-225-0399 DANCING CRANES ORIENTAL FINE ARTS 807 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6C 1B4 T. 604-688-3835 F. 604-688-3865 DEAR GALLERY 206-1540 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-733-9121 F. 604-733-9127 DIANE FARRIS GALLERY 1590 W 7th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-737-2629 F. 604-737-2675 DOCTOR VIGARI GALLERY 1312 Commercial Dr Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6 T. 604-255-9513 DORIAN RAE COLLECTION 410 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5 T. 604-874-6100 Fall/Winter 2004 Galleries West 59

DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY 2335 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293 Specializing in museum quality Northwest Coast Art, the Douglas Reynolds Gallery offers a wide selection of works by leading Native artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1558 West 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading Contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the International playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as International. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt. EAGLE SPIRIT GALLERY 1803 Maritime Mews (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC T. 604-801-5205 Toll Free: 1 888 801-5277 ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2243 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611 ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 1540 W 2nd Ave, The Waterfall Building Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 Former Ballard Lederer Gallery features Canadian fine art representing contemporary artists and historical masters. Art dealer Ted Lederer prides himself on the standard and diversity of work the gallery carries, their innovative programs and excellent service, providing “in-house” art consultations and an art rental program available to private and corporate clients and the entertainment industry. Tues to Sun 10 am - 6 pm and by appt.


Garden Poem II Don Li-Leger

Specializing in 19th and 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints. Offers a wide range of fine art services including framing, restoration and appraisals.

PETLEY JONES GALLERY 2235 Granville Street, Vancouver BC CANADA T. 604 732-5353 • F. 604 732-5669

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ENVISION GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 visiongallery/index.html Located next to the MAG gallery, the Envision has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by such local artists as Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto and Ruth Lowe working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464 EXPOSURE GALLERY 851 Beatty St Vancouver, BC V6B 2M6 T. 604-688-9501 Since 1990 Exposure Gallery has shown outstanding contemporary and traditional photographic and photobased works by some of Vancouver’s finest photographers. FEDERATION GALLERY 1241 Cartwright St Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7 T. 604-681-8534 The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island offers sale, exhibition and gallery rental opportunities to members. New exhibitions are usually scheduled every two weeks throughout the year. Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm (mid-May - Aug), 10 am - 4 pm (Sep - mid May).

GALA GALLERY 1771 Marine Dr West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J5 T. 604-913-1059 The gallery focuses on original works of quality by contemporary Canadian and international artists with established market values — often through recorded auction prices — and potential for further appreciation. Also offering a wide range of reasonably-priced works for both office and home decoration. Tue to Sat 10 am ñ 5:30 pm, Sun. 11 am ñ 5pm, and by appt. GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 HARRISON GALLERIES 2932 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-732-5217 F. 604-732-0911 Family owned and operated with over 35 years’ experience in the art community, representing the art of renowned regional and internationallyrecognized artists. They carry an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary paintings between their locations in Vancouver and Calgary. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. HAVANA GALLERY 1212 Commercial Dr Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 T. 604-253-9119 F. 604-253-9181 HEFFEL GALLERY LTD 2247 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-6505 F. 604-732-4245 HILL’S NATIVE ART 165 Water St (Gastown) Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7 T. 604-685-4249 F. 604-637-0098 For more than 50 years, Hill’s family business has provided a glimpse into the spiritual expression and traditional myths of master artists of the Northwest Coast. From locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and Koksilah, they claim to be North America’s largest Native Art gallery representing more than 1200 artists. Open daily 9 am 9 pm. HOWE STREET GALLERY OF FINE ART 555 Howe St Vancouver, BC V5C 2C2 T. 604-681-5777 F. 604-605-8577 Home for two distinct art forms: the “International Fine Art Collection” features paintings, bronzes & etchings by artists who evoke the timeless qualities of beauty in works spanning classical methods of creation and contemporary themes; a separate “Soul of Africa Collection” exhibits sculpture from leading Zimbabwean artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 6 pm. IMAGES FOR A CANADIAN HERITAGE 164 Water St Vancouver, BC V6B 1B2 T. 604-685-7046 F. 604-682-1910 Toll Free: 877-212-8900 INUIT GALLERY OF VANCOUVER 206 Cambie St Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9 T. 604-688-7323 Toll Free: 1 888 615-8399 Presenting Canada’s foremost collection of masterwork Inuit art and exceptional Northwest Coast Native art since 1979. A tradition of presenting important exhibitions of Canadian aboriginal art, featuring new works by senior artists and explor-

MARION SCOTT GALLERY 481 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 2X6 T. 604-685-1934 F. 604-685-1890

JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 7 Ave and Granville St Vancouver, BC Toll Free: 1 866 383-6777 Opening in late 2004 on south Granville, you will enjoy the impressionist watercolours by popular Salt Spring Island artist, Jill Louise Campbell. Her impressionist paintings of the American Southwest, Europe, Pacific Northwest and now Tibet, are collected by thousands of clients each year.

MARSHALL CLARK GALLERIES 1625 56 St Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2B7 T. 604-943-6033 F. 604-943-8830 Marshall Clark Galleries, just minutes from Vancouver, has evolved into one of BC’s favourite galleries. Featuring original work by local and internationally recognizable artists, the beautifully displayed environment is impressive in selection and comfort. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444 Dynamic and open-minded, the gallery provides a unique chance to present world-wide exhibited artists with European background. Enjoy the diversity of styles and training - from classical, old masters’ sophisticated techniques to decorative playfulness of colors. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

MICHEL BLAIS GALLERY 900 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4 T. 604-688-4520 F. 604-688-4530 Toll Free: 1 800 404-2122

LAMBERT’S GALLERY & SHOP 2492 West 41 Ave Vancouver, BC V6M 2A7 T. 604-263-1111 LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 The unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse encourages browsing of their large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well-known native artists as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm. LINDALANDO FINE ART 2034 W 41 Ave Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y8 T. 604-266-6010 F. 604-266-6010 Specializing in Canadian historical paintings as well as representing many fine artists, both local and national. Quality historical works by the Group of Seven, Canadian Group of Painters and many of Canada’s early impressionists can often be found there. Clients are invited to peruse Canadian art books and paintings and to enjoy the visual, cultural education offered. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. MAG 2675 W 4th Ave Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8

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JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY 2928 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964


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MONTE CLARK GALLERY 2339 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-730-5000 F. 604-730-5050 NEW-SMALL & STERLING GLASS STUDIO 1440 Old Bridge Rd (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-681-6730 F. 604-681-6747 Poppies Forever

JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445

MARILYN S. MYLREA STUDIO ART GALLERY 2341 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2450 F. 604-736-2458 Contemporary paintings by Marilyn S. Mylrea featuring spiritual and sensual art. Ms. Mylrea is a Canadian artist with a unique and passionate style. Her subject matter includes masks, mysticism, angels, faces, figures, flowers, landscapes and abstracts. It is dramatic and expressive with rich colours and powerful imagery. Wed to Sun noon - 5 pm.


JACANA GALLERY 2435 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 The vitality generated by a truly original approach to art is the inspiration for Jacana’s fusion of Asian antiques and contemporary art. A fresh source of inspiration comes from artists including Claire Coutelle, Heather Craig, Joseph Evershot, Alex Ignatius, Cybele Ironside, Peng Liu, Kelly Milton, Timothy Nash and Pim Sekeris. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

T. 604-733-2082 visiongallery/index.html This gallery of long-time collector, Monny Nahoum is located next door to the Envision Gallery. It features mixed media pieces by Alix Hirabayashi and the vibrant paintings of Roman Rozumnyj as well as works by a variety of other artists. Mon to Sat 11 am - 6 pm.

ONEPOINTSIX GALLERY 878 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5 T. 604-684-0478 F. 604-684-0488 PETER OHLER FINE ART 2095 W 44 Ave Vancouver, BC V6M 2G1 T. 604-263-9051 Dealing pimarily in quality historical Canadian fine art for more than 40 years. PETLEY JONES GALLERY 2235 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-5353 F. 604-732-5669 Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture, and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. PHTHALO GALLERY 1068 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9


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ing the work of the talented next generation of artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm.


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PORTFOLIO GALLERY 863 W Hastings St, Terminal City Club Tower Vancouver, BC V6C 3N9 T. 604-801-6928 F. 604-801-6860



RENDEZ-VOUS ART GALLERY 671 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 2E5 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466



Kathryn Amisson

Christine Reimer Colours of the Coast

Victor Annonsen

SIMON PATRICH GALLERIES 2329 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-733-2662 F. 604-733-2282

Nicoletta Baumeister Leanne Cadden

SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 8 Water St Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116

Gelinas Carr Galen Davison Charles Elliott


Kobita Sen Present. Impersonal.

Carol Evans Ivan Fraser

Sarah Genn

Cathi Jefferson NOVEMBER

Carmen Mongeau Destinations

Philip Mix

Contemporary fine art in a spectacular gallery setting at Victoria’s new luxury oceanfront resort

Renato Muccillo Christine Reimer Kobita Sen Greg Snead Starfish Glassworks Ron Wilson

STATE GALLERY Upper Floor, 1564 W 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-632-0198 F. 604-632-0151

THE IRONWORKS 235 Alexander St Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-681-5033 F. 604-681-5033

Shawn Jackson

Carmen Mongeau

SPIRITS OF THE NORTH 2327 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-733-8516 F. 604-733-2282

THE ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427

Robert Genn

Bob McKay

ROMANOV GALLERY 900 West Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 T. 604-687-6968 F. 604-687-6286

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THE STUDIO ART GALLERY Box 396, 350 Centre Rd, Lions Bay Centre West Vancouver, BC V0N 2E0 T. 604-921-7865 F. 604-921-7865 Located 7 mins past Horseshoe Bay, a gallery well worth seeking out. The owner features emerging artists as well as established artists including Michael Tickner, Dan Varnals, Peter Holmes, Amanda Martinson and others. Also offers original giftware. Check with gallery for Vancouver shows. Mon, Wed to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat till 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm, closed Tues. TIFFIN NEELY GALLERY 15567 Marine Dr White Rock, BC V4B 1C9 T. 604-536-9764 Promoting exceptional Canadian and international artists who create with passion and dedication. Exhibiting a unique perspective and a clear sense of signature in their work. Thur to Sun and holidays 11 am - 8 pm and by appointment. TRACEY LAWRENCE GALLERY 105ñ1529 W 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1 T. 604-730-2875 F. 604-730-2834

UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 800-730-8825 VAN DOP GALLERY 421 Richmond St New Westminster, BC V3L 4C4 T. 604-521-7887 F. 604-293-6625 Toll Free: 1 888 981-9886 A gallery experience unlike any other – in owner Trudy Van Dop’s home and garden. It’s a relaxed, non-intimidating atmosphere showcasing the work of over 100 contemporary Canadian and international artists. Guests can browse for a unique gift, add to their art collection or simply learn more about a particular artist or medium. Mon to Sat noon - 4 pm or by appt. VERGE GALLERY 152 East 8 Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 1R7 T. 604-873-8478 F. 604-873-8479 WESTBRIDGE FINE ART 1737 Fir St Vancouver, BC V6J 5J9 T. 604-736-1014 F. 604-734-4944 WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 1 877 974-4278 WINSOR GALLERY 667 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 2E5 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878 Cooperative Galleries CRAFTHOUSE GALLERY 1386 Cartwright St Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 T. 604-687-7270 F. 604-687-6711 MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1827 F. 604-688-1851 PEMBERTON STUDIOS 6-1583 Pemberton Ave North Vancouver, BC V7P 2S4 T. 604-454-1475 STUDIO BLUE 1494-4 Old Bridge St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-725-9612 Public Galleries ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 asianctr/index.html BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 CHARLES H. SCOTT GALLERY 1399 Johnston St, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design

MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 PENDULUM GALLERY 885 W Georgia St Vancouver, BC T. 604-872-6991 F. 604-876-5374 PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 T. 604-986-1351 F. 604-986-5380 RICHMOND ART GALLERY 180-7700 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 T. 604-231-6457 F. 604-231-6423 SURREY ART GALLERY 13750 88 Ave Surrey, BC V3W 3L1 T. 604-501-5566 F. 604-501-5581 VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 VERNON, BC Cooperative Gallery GALLERY VERTIGO 3001 31 St - upstairs Vernon, BC V1T 5H8 T. 250-503-2297 Public Gallery VERNON ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096 As part of its commitment to fostering an appreciation of the visual arts for all members of the community, the gallery exhibits, collects and preserves regional, national and international art of the highest possible standards in all media in order to educate, inspire and encourage participation. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. VICTORIA, BC NOTE: Some numbers on the Victoria Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity.

Artist-run Galleries MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING 1442 Haultain St. Victoria, BC OPEN SPACE 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor Victoria, BC V8W 1E6 T. 250-383-8833 F. 250-383-8841

Commercial Galleries ALCHERINGA GALLERY 665 Fort St Victoria, BC V8W 1G6 T. 250-383-8224 F. 250-383-9399 For 30 years, the gallery has exhibited contemporary tribal art from Papua New Guinea and later, graphic works by Aboriginal Australian artists and premium-quality work by established and emerging First Nation’s artists of Canada’s Northwest Coast. In the South Pacific, the work of master carvers still living a village lifestyle is selected on-site by gallery staff. Mon to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 Especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, the gallery considers itself a showcase for contemporary British Columbia, Canadian and international art, serving both corporate and private collectors — those new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. BRENTWOOD BAY LODGE & SPA FINE ART GALLERY 849 Verdier Ave Victoria, BC V8M 1C5 T. 250-544-5110 F. 250-544-2069 Toll Free: 1 888 544-2079 artgallery.html Works by many extraordinary, internationallyacclaimed BC artists and craftsmen bring the Lodge to life, filling it with colour, form and beauty - watercolours, oils, sculptures, photography, jewellery and crafts. A portion of the proceeds of art sales is donated to The Land Conservancy to help preserve the local and regional environment. Opening May 27. Daily 9 am - 9 pm.


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CASWELL LAWRENCE FINE ART GALLERY 1014 Broad St Victoria, BC V8W 1Z9 T. 250-388-9500 F. 250-388-9511 This gallery in the heart of historic downtown Victoria specializes in original works by artists of the Pacific Northwest. Artists represented include Ted Harrison, Paul Paquette, Andrew Wooldridge, Graham Herbert, Nicholas Pearce, Madison Hart and more. The gallery also has a fine collection of ceramics, wood and stone sculpture and jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, also Sun 1 pm - 4 pm in summer. ‘CHOSIN POTTERY 4283 Metchosin Rd Victoria, BC V9C 3Z4 T. 250-474-2676 F. 250-474-2676 From their studio set in a beautiful, award-winning garden of a renovated house from the turn of the century, Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle produce a wide range of work, mainly in high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-a-kind pieces for decoration or contemplation to an excellent selection of functional pottery for everyday use. One half hour north of Victoria via Hwy 1, Exit 10 to Hwy 14 (Sooke Rd) and Metchosin Rd. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. DALES GALLERY 537 Fisgard St Victoria, BC V8W 1R3 T. 250-383-1552 F. 250-383-1552 A long established gallery in Victoria’s Chinatown, specializing in etchings, both local and international, as well as watercolours, acrylics and oils.


LA GALERIE DU CENTRE 1551 West 7 Ave, Le Centre Culturel Francophone Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-736-9806 F. 604-736-4661


CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710 For over thirty years, Open Space has been a substantive entity for professional artists who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to artmaking, as well as a touchstone for young and emerging artists. It reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across Canada and beyond. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.


The Quenched Land


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Original cards and reproductions. On-site, expert conservation framing is the focus of the gallery. Mounting, shadowboxes, needlework and more by knowledgeable, friendly staff. Mon to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328 First Nations-owned and operated, the gallery features the work of over 25 aboriginal artists: carved masks, plaques, chests and totem poles; original paintings and limited edition prints; engraved silver & gold jewelry; woven baskets; soapstone sculptures; argillite jewelry and handmade crafts. Meet the artists in the gallery and learn more about their art and culture. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. EURO ART GALLERY 805 Fort St Victoria, BC V8W 1H6 T. 250-381-8115 FRAN WILLIS GALLERY 200-1619 Store St Victoria, BC V8W 3K3 T. 250-381-3422 F. 250-381-7374 Victoria’s oldest and largest contemporary art gallery started in 1982 as the North Park Gallery. It was moved to its present heritage location in 1984, and re-named in 1988 when Fran Willis became the sole owner/director. They represent both emerging and established western Canadian artists of national and international stature. Solo shows change monthly, running concurrently with a continuing exhibit of artists exclusive to the gallery. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. GALLERY ON HERALD 545 Herald St 64 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

Victoria, BC V8W 1S5 T. 250-480-7180 An intimate and courageous gallery located in the heart of Victoria’s Design District. The mandate is to exhibit works by artists who use traditional supports, surfaces and materials in an interesting and challenging manner. Most of the selected works are on the edge of formal artistic practices, placing them at the centre of contemporary art in Canada. Wed to Sat noon - 5 pm. HILL’S NATIVE ART 1008 Government Street Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 T. 250-385-3911 F. 250-385-5371 Toll Free: 866-685-5422 JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 636 Fort St Victoria, BC V8W 3V2 T. 250-383-6779 F. 250-383-5876 Toll Free: 1 866 383-6777 Centrally-located on Fort St in the heart of Victoria, you will enjoy the impressionist watercolours by popular Salt Spring Island artist, Jill Louise Campbell. Her impressionist paintings of the American Southwest, Europe, Pacific Northwest and now Tibet, are collected by thousands of clients each year. The gallery is open daily year round. MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 ON CANVAS 538-B Yates St Victoria, BC V8W 1K8 T. 250-385-8090 F. 250-385-8090 STARFISH GLASSWORKS 630 Yates St Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-388-7827 F. 250-388-7828 STORE STREET GALLERY 101-1619 Store St Victoria, AB V8W 3K3 T. 250-480-7505 F. 250-480-7506 Kitty-corner from the Johnson Street bridge, the gallery offers a unique blend of original art, fine art reproductions and design-oriented home dÈcor. Collectors of Pacific Northwest art will find original works by Arthur Vickers and Brian Scott. The gallery also features monthly exhibits showcasing talented, emerging Victoria artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5:30 pm. THE GALLERY AT MATTICK’S FARM 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 T. 250-658-8333 F. 250-658-8373 THE GALLERY AT SIXTY DALLAS 10-60 Dallas Rd Victoria, BC V8V 1A2 T. 250-658-8363 F. 250-658-8373 THE GALLERY IN OAK BAY VILLAGE 2223A Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-598-9890 F. 250-592-5528 Just a short distance from downtown in the picturesque Oak Bay Village, the gallery shows a variety of works by mostly local artists including Kathryn Amisson, Sid and Jesi Baron, Andres Bohaker, Bryony Wynne Boutillier, Tom Dickson,

Robert Genn, Caren Heine, Harry Heine, Shawn A. Jackson, Brian R. Johnson, David Ladmore, Jack Livesay, Dorothy McKay, Bill McKibben, Ernst Marza, Hal Moldstad, Ron Parker, Natasha Perks. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm. THE LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY 45 Bastion Square Victoria, BC V8W 1J1 T. 250-381-2781 Toll Free: 1 800 381-2981 WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 Established in Edmonton in 1975, Dan and Lana Hudon opened a second Gallery located in the heart of downtown Victoria in 1994. Visitors are encouraged to explore and select from a wide range of styles and prices, from emerging to established artists and to purchase with confidence. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun/Holidays noon - 4 pm. WINCHESTER GALLERIES 2260 Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1G7 T. 250-595-2777 F. 250-595-2310 Exclusive fine art dealers handling Canadian historical and contemporary art. Opened in 1974, the gallery has been under the ownership of Gunter H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks both here and in a second downtown gallery at 1010 Broad Street. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street Victoria, BC V8V 4P1

HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY GALLERY 1150 Douglas St, 1 Bay Centre, 4th Floor Victoria, BC V8W 2C8 T. 250-385-1311 Extn: 503 F. 250-385-9247 MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY Box 3025 Stn CSC, University Centre, B155-380 Finnerty Road Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-8298 F. 250-721-8997 The Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery houses a large and varied collection ranging from ancient Chinese artifacts to works by well known contemporary artists. It also hosts as many as 24 exhibits per year, as diverse as their collection, in two gallery locations. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. WHISTLER, BC Commercial Galleries THE GALLERY AT CHATEAU WHISTLER 4599 Chateau Boulevard Whistler, BC T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 1 888 310-9726 WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 4050 Whistler Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113

MANITOBA GALLERIES BRANDON, MB Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF SOUTHWESTERN MANITOBA 710 Rosser Ave, Suite 2 Brandon, MB R7A 0K9 T. 204-727-1036 F. 204-726-8139 Tracing its roots back to 1890, the gallery’s mission is to lead in visual art production, presentation, promotion and education in western Manitoba. Its focus is on contemporary art while respecting local heritage and culture. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm.

PLATFORM GALLERY 2nd Floor, Artspace, 100 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-942-8183 F. 204-942-1555 THE LABEL GALLERY 510 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3C 3X1 T. 204-772-5165 URBAN SHAMAN 233 McDermot Winnipeg, MB R3B 2W8 T. 204-942-2674 F. 204-944-9577

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VIDEO POOL MEDIA ARTS CENTRE 300-100 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-949-9134 F. 204-942-1555 Commercial Galleries BAYAT INUIT GALLERY 163 Stafford St Winnipeg, MB R3M 2W9 T. 204-475-5873 F. 204-284-1481 Toll Free: 888-884-6948 Large gallery featuring more than 1500 sculptures from all areas of Canada’s Arctic regions. Hosts works by such renowned artists as Nuna Parr, Kiawak Ashoona and George Arlook. Museum quality pieces. Buy and sell collections. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 1740 Wellington Ave Winnipeg, MB R3H 0E8 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604 Toll Free: 1 800 822-5840 Specializing in originals, prints, sculptures and bronzes, featuring a large selection of Manitoba and international artists. Art restoration and cleaning service, custom conservation framing. Insured international shipping, fine art leasing and rentals, commissions available upon request. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Wed till 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. CRAFTSPACE 237 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S4 T. 204-487-6114 F. 204-487-6115 Extraordinary objects handmade by Manitoba Crafts Council artisans. Features original works in ceramics, fibre, jewellery, glass, metal and wood. Coupled with the Manitobal Crafts Council Exhibition Gallery, CraftSpace is a major destination for contemporary craft. KEN SEGAL GALLERY 4-433 River Ave Winnipeg, MB R3L 2V1 T. 204-477-4527 F. 204-992-2594 The gallery has evolved into a showcase for contemporary art and is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, although some of their artists are already represented in personal and corporate art collections. The gallery serves corporate and private collectors as well as offering friendly access to those who are new to the contemporary art scene. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.


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WINNIPEG, MB Artist-run Galleries ACEARTINC. 290 McDermot Ave - 2nd Flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-944-9763 F. 204-944-9101 GRAFFITI GALLERY 109 Higgins Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5

LEONARD MARCOE STUDIO SHOWROOM 580-70 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1G7 T. 204-475-5895 LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 Fall/Winter 2004 Galleries West 65


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Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm.

with wall hangings, Lorna Design jackets, crafts and jewellery. Mon to Wed, and Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur and Fri 10 am - 9 pm.

MARTHA STREET STUDIO 11 Martha St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2 T. 204-779-6253 F. 204-944-1804 The home of the Manitoba Printmakers Association is a production space and gallery featuring limited edition graphics by artists from Manitoba and Canada. Mon to Fri 11 am - 4 pm.

SHELLEY TADMAN GALLERY 408 Academy Road Winnipeg, MB R3N 0B9 T. 204-489-3965 F. 204-488-3925 Features fine craft work in glass, clay and jewellery by local and international artisans, as well as paintings, drawings and prints by many contemporary Canadian artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 This gallery in the heart of the historic Exchange District represents a select group of gifted professional artists including Joe Fafard, David Blackwood, Ken Danby and Robert Genn. They also specialize in historic 19th and 20th Century Canadian works of collectible interest. Regular exhibitions feature rare and important early Canadian art as well as shows spotlighting gallery artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY WINNIPEG 393 Portage Ave, Portage Place, 2nd Floor Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 T. 204-942-5501 F. 204-942-5502 Retail outlet of Arctic Cooperatives, owned by the Inuit and Dene of Nunavut in the Northwest Territories. The collection includes prints and sculpture in stone, antler, bone and ivory along 66 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 220 Osborne St Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Z3 T. 204-478-7223 F. 204-475-7539

SITE GALLERY 55 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H1 T. 204-942-1618 F. 204-943-7980 Six thousand square feet of outstanding contemporary art. In Gallery One, SITE features 32 Manitoba artists in 4 group exhibitions annually. Gallery Two offers 12 one-person shows each year, and the Small Works Gallery features fine craft items at modest prices. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. THE LION AND THE ROSE GALLERY 875 Corydon Ave Winnipeg, MB R3M 0W7 T. 204-452-5350 Discover a visual treasure of contemporary local art at this small, eclectic galley in the trendy Corydon Avenue area. Drop in just about anytime and there’s a good chance you will meet an artist or two. Monthly featured artists’ exhibits and an ever-changing variety of work, keep this unim-



posing gallery fresh and alive with activity. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

phy. Rental plan and gift certificates available. Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4pm.

THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY 266 Edmonton St Winnipeg, MB R3C 1R9 T. 204-943-2734 F. 204-943-7726

STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 An artist-run cooperative of potters founded in 1978. Its’ twelve members create work in a wide variety of styles and techniques, making both decorative and functional clay objects. Many of the artists have received national and international recognition. Mon - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4:30 pm. Thur til 9 pm from May to December.

WAH-SA GALLERY 302 Fort St Winnipeg, MB R3C 1E5 T. 204-942-5121 F. 204-888-3140 WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 WOODLANDS GALLERY Winnipeg Convention Centre, 236-375 York Ave Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3 T. 204-947-0700 Cooperative Galleries ADELAIDE MCDERMOT GALLERY 318 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3A 0A2 T. 204-987-3517 MEDEA GALLERY 132 Osborne St in The Village Winnipeg, MB T. 204-453-1115 An artist-run cooperative established in 1976 featuring traditional and contemporary original fine art by Manitoba artists — oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, intaglio and serigraph prints, ceramics, sculpture and photogra-

Public Galleries GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134 GALLERY ONE ONE ONE Main Floor, Fitzgerald Building, School of Art, UofM Fort Garry Campus Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 F. 204-474-7605 LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 Provencher Boulevard St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 LA MAISON DES ARTISTES 219 boul. Provencher St Boniface, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-8360 Hall/site.html MAIN/ACCESS GALLERY 121-100 Arthur St

Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-956-2089 F. 204-942-1555 MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675 gallery PIANO NOBILE GALLERY 555 Main St Winnipeg, MB T. 204-489-2850 PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 286 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663 ST NORBERT ARTS CENTRE 100 rue des Ruines du Monastere St Norbert, MB R3V 1L6 T. 204-269-0564 F. 204-261-1927 THE MANITOBA MUSEUM 190 Rupert Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 T. 204-956-2830 F. 204-942-3679 THE PAVILION GALLERY MUSEUM INC 55 Pavilion Cres Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 T. 204-888-5466 F. 204-889-8136 With a focus on Manitoba artists, the Pavilion Gallery showcases the work of Ivan Eyre, Clarence Tillenius and Walter J. Philips. New temporary gallery highlights the artistic accomplishments of other Manitoba artists. Shows change every few weeks. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. THE WINNIPEG ART GALLERY 300 Memorial Blvd Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1 T. 204-786-6641 Manitoba’s premiere public gallery founded in 1912, has nine galleries of contemporary and historical art with an emphasis on work by Manitoba artists. Rooftop restaurant, gift shop. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Wed til 9 pm. UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 T. 204-942-0218 F. 204-943-2857

SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES ESTEVAN, SK Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 LUMSDEN, SK Commercial Gallery LETTERBOX GALLERY 220 James Street N Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0 T. 306-731-3300 Opening May 2004, the gallery will focus initially on local and Saskatchewan-based artists and arti-

sans while future offerings will also feature artists who live away from Saskatchewan but have roots and/or connections in the province. Call for appt.

EXPANDING THE VISION The Mendel Art Gallery’s Capital Campaign for Expansion

MOOSE JAW, SK Commercial Gallery YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1 T. 306-693-7600 F. 306-693-7602 Showcasing the award-winning works of Yvette Moore, her gallery features her original artwork, limited edition prints, framed artcards and art plaques along with the works of over 70 other artisans, shown amid the copper grandeur of the former 1910 Land Titles Office. Food service. Corner Fairford and 1 Ave. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun (Late May - Dec) noon - 4 pm. Public Gallery MOOSE JAW MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Crescent Park, 461 Langdon Crescent Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0X6 T. 306-692-4471 F. 306-694-8016

The Mendel Art Gallery's $14 million Facility Renovation and Expansion Project is a bold and ambitious dream in the making, as it heralds a new and exciting chapter in the 40-year history of the institution. Honouring the original vision of gallery founder Frederick Salomon Mendel (1888-1976), and responding to the needs of a progressive and evolving community, this rejuvenating initiative represents a significant investment in the value of art and culture to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Canada.

Celebrating 40 Years in 2004 950 Spadina Cres. Saskatoon, SK S7K 3L6 975.7610

PRINCE ALBERT, SK Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF PRINCE ALBERT 142 12 St W Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-953-4814 REGINA, SK Artist-run Gallery NEUTRAL GROUND 203-1856 Scarth St Regina, SK S4P 2G3 T. 306-522-7166 F. 306-522-5075 Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2429 11 Ave Regina, SK S4P 0K4 T. 306-522-0997 F. 306-522-5624 Opened in the late 1970s with the goal of establishing a gallery with a strong representation of regionally and nationally recognized artists reflecting a variety of style, subject and medium. The main focus is professional Canadian artists including Allen Sapp, Ted Godwin, W. H. Webb, Brent Laycock, Louise Cook and many more. Tues to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm. MCINTYRE GALLERY 2347 McIntyre St Regina, SK S4P 2S3 T. 306-757-4323 Established in 1985 to promote the work of contemporary Saskatchewan artists. A particularly strong representation by women artists and regularly features emerging artists. Regular exhibitions in diverse media: oil and acrylic, watercolours, collages, drawings, original prints, fabric art and furniture. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. SUSAN WHITNEY GALLERY 2220 Lorne St Regina, SK S4P 2M7 T. 306-569-9279 F. 306-352-2453 For over 20 years the Susan Whitney Gallery’s innovative and ambitious exhibitions have presented many of Saskatchewan’s most recognized artists. The fall season of the Gallery highlights exhibitions by Wilf Perreault, Richard Gorenko and Victor Cicansky. Tues to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, August Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. TRADITIONS HANDCRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave Regina, SK S4S 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 Fall/Winter 2004 Galleries West 67


The gallery shows the work of Saskatchewan artisans dedicated to the ‘Art of the Craft’ with art work made in time-honoured ways that reflect the artist’s skill and vision. Monthly exhibitions feature pottery, wood, fibre, metal and stained glass works. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. VICTORIA ART GALLERY & STUDIOS 348 Victoria Ave Regina, SK S4N 0P6 T. 306-352-4148 F. 306-352-4149 Representing contemporary fine artists, photographers, sculptors and writers including German Jaramillo-Mckenzie, Neil Jones, Ken Zemlak, Amber Fyfe, Victoria Knorr, Alice Callin, Keith Mackay, Gilbert Complaisance, Brent Komonosky, Wayne Johnston, Gula Volodin, Dwayne Harty and Judith Silverthorne. Group and solo exhibitions throughout the year. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm.

New release from the University Calgary Press Booking signing and exhibition of Victor Cicansky's deluxe ceramic books: Toronto International Art Fair Booth 728, Susan Whitney Gallery Friday, October 1, from 6 - 8 p.m. Susan Whitney Gallery Thursday, October 28, from 5 - 7 p.m.

2220 Lorne Street, Regina, SK S4P 2M6 (306) 569-9279

Public Galleries DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311 Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-569-9279 F. 306-352-2453 MACKENZIE ART GALLERY T C Douglas Building, 3475 Albert St Regina, SK S4S 6X6 T. 306-584-4250 F. 306-569-8191 Excellent collection of art from historical to contemporary works by Canadian, American and international artists. Major touring exhibits. Gallery Shop, 175-seat Theatre, Learning Centre and Resource Centre. Corner of Albert St and 23rd Ave, SW corner of Wascana Centre. Open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur and Fri until 10 pm. ROSEMONT ART GALLERY Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St Regina, SK S4T 3N9 T. 306-522-5940 F. 306-522-5944 Features contemporary art with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. Exhibitions change frequently. Access via 15 Ave and McTavish St. Mon to Thur 1 pm - 5 pm and 6:30 pm - 9 pm. Fri to Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. SASKATOON, SK

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Artist-run Galleries A.K.A. GALLERY 12 23 St E Saskatoon, SK S7K 0H5 T. 306-652-0044 F. 306-652-9924 PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 12 23 St E 2nd Flr Saskatoon, SK S7K 0H5 T. 306-244-8018 F. 306-665-6568 Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521

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Assiniboia Gallery 2429 - 11th Avenue Regina, Saskatchewan Canada S4P 0K4 Phone (306) 522-0997 Fax (306) 522-5624 E-mail: 68 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2004

COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 Represents primarily Saskatoon and Saskatchewan artists who create abstract and representational art. Also maintains a small collection of Inuit sculpture and estate art by various artists. Individual and group exhibitions are held throughout the year. Tues to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. DARRELL BELL GALLERY 317-220 3 Ave S Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1 T. 306-955-5701 Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art with an emphasis on professional Saskatchewan artists,

including David Alexander, Darrell Bell, Lee Brady, Megan Courtney Broner, Inger deCoursey, Kaija Sanelma Harris, Hans Herold, Ian Rawlinson and various Inuit artists. Media include painting, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass and ceramics. Rotating solo and group shows year-round. Tues to Sat noon - 4 pm or by appointment. PACIF'IC GALLERY 702 14 St E Saskatoon, SK S7N 0P7 T. 306-373-0755 F. 306-373-2461 Outstanding painted works by regionally and nationally acclaimed artists in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, watercolour, coloured pencil, felted wool and hand-pulled prints plus an extensive selection of handmade pottery and raku, blown and fused glass, jewellery, wrought iron furniture and handpainted art cards. Corner of Temperance, Lansdowne and 14 St E. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Cooperative Galleries SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 813 Broadway Ave Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 Extn: 25 F. 306-244-2711 The only public Saskatchewan gallery dedicated to exhibitions of contemporary fine craft through solo, group, juried, curated or touring shows. Six dynamic and diverse exhibitions each year. Free admission. 1 pm - 5 pm daily (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday). Public Galleries DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE University of Saskatchewan, 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8 T. 306-966-8384 KENDERDINE ART GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Dr - 2nd level Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-966-4571 F. 306-978-8340 MENDEL ART GALLERY 950 Spadina Cres E Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-975-7610 F. 306-975-7670 The gallery is charged with collecting, exhibiting, and maintaining works of art and the development of public understanding and appreciation of art. Exhibitions of contemporary and historical art by local, national and international artists include those organised by Mendel curators and curatorial consortium members, as well as major touring exhibitions from other Canadian galleries. Daily 9 am - 9 pm. Admission free. SWIFT CURRENT, SK Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT 411 Herbert St E Swift Current, SK S9H 1M5 T. 306-778-2736 F. 306-773-8769 Features exhibitions of regional, provincial and national works of art. Discovery Tours and activities for groups, special events, receptions, conferences, music, films, readings, studio workshops and courses. Mon to Thur 2 - 5 pm and 7 - 9 pm, Fri to Sun 1 - 5 pm YORKTON, SK Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E Yorkton S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667 To advertise your gallery in Sources, please call 403234-7097 (from Calgary) or toll free 866-697-2002 (elsewhere in Canada).

DIRECTORY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES • To advertise, call 403-234-7097 or 1-866-697-2002 ARTISTS AND STUDIOS GEORGIA’S STUDIO GALLERY 303-1250 Comox St Vancouver, BC V6E 1K8 T. 604-669-3799 Georgia paints sumptuous floral works and portrait commissions. Her preferred media are acrylic on gallery-stretched canvas, and soft pastels. As a successful artist, former gallery and art school owner and artist representative she also consults in helping artists market themselves, new gallery owners establish their galleries, and art groups become more focused. Details on website, or call for appt.

ART GALLERY SOFTWARE GALLERYSOFT INC 10 Oak Ridge Drive Georgetown, ON L7G 5G6 T. 905-877-8713 F. 905-877-4811 Software specifically designed for Art Gallery Management. With GallerySoft, information only needs to be entered once. Accounting, Artist Biographies, Commission Statements, Contact Lists, Images, Inventory Reports, Labels, Transactions. With web link capabilities, you can update your website directly from GallerySoft! Free 30-day demo available at

GORDON GALENZA DESIGN STUDIO Calgary, T. 403-270-4286 Contemporary work in wood. Gordon Galenza is an established artist, craftsman and designer of studio furniture, fine boxes, accessories and mixed media sculptural pieces. His work has been shown in Canada and the United States and resides in collections in both countries. Located in Calgary, Alberta. By appointment only.

KIM PENNER Box 69, Glenboro, MB R0X 0X0 T. 204-827-2717 F. 204-827-2718 Kim Penner finds continual inspiration for her beautiful acrylic paintings from all types of horses. From a portrait of a team of Belgians, to her “Kentucky Quintet”, inspired from the paddocks of a Kentucky Thoroughbred farm, Penner’s work offers a surprising diversity within her chosen genre. Originals, limited-edition prints and canvas transfers. Best New Artist award at 2003 Calgary Stampede.

UNIQUE STAINED GLASS WORKS STUDIO 106-2034 19 Ave (Box 1874) Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 T. 403-335-2288 Stained glass artist, Bill Anthony has pioneered a new art form with his functional art from recycled computer components and stained glass, which he believes is unique to North America. He continues to create traditional stained glass pieces — with a flare for the unusual. Custom work, stained glass repairs, gifts. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

ART AUCTIONS ART AUCTIONS HODGINS ART AUCTIONS LTD 5240 1A St SE Calgary, AB T2H 1J1 T. 403-252-4362 F. 403-259-3682 Hodgins is one of western Canada’s largest and longest running auction companies dedicated to quality fine art. They hold catalogued auctions of Canadian and international fine art every May and November. In addition, appraisal services are offered for estate settlement, insurance, matrimonial division and other purposes. Individual and corporate consignments of artworks for sale are always welcome.

LANDO ART AUCTIONS 11130 105 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 F. 780-990-1153 Provides quality fine art combined with personalized customer service and professional expertise. They hold a minimum of two catalogued auctions a year of Canadian and international fine art. Individual and corporate consignments welcome. Appraisals for insurance, donation, estate settlement, family division and other purposes. Call or email for a confidential appointment. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt.

ART PRESERVATION ART PRESERVATION CANADIAN CONSERVATION INSTITUTE Department of Canadian Heritage, 1030 Innes Rd Ottawa, ON K1A 0M5 T. 613-998-3721 F. 613-998-4721 “Preserving my Heritage” web site provides free information about how to care for works of art on paper, photographic material, sound recordings (including CD’s) and silver objects, among other topics. Includes online bookstore, information about appraisals, careers in art and artifact conservation, even an interactive game.

FINE ART PAPER CONSERVATION 621 Oak St Winnipeg, MB R3M 3P9 T. 204-488-7010 Conservation of flat works on paper (prints, drawings, watercolours, etc), paintings (oil and acrylic) and some textiles. Master of Art Conservation, Queen’s University. Private practise in Winnipeg since 1979 for individual clients, public and commercial galleries, corporate collections and insurance/restoration. By appointment only. Contact Mary DeGrow.

ART RENTAL ART RENTAL TRIANGLE GALLERY ART RENTAL SERVICES T. 403-874-9685 Rent and/or purchase artwork by more than 35 emerging and established professional artists from Calgary and region ranging from realist to abstract style with a wide selection of sizes and media. View and choose directly on the Art Rental Services website. Organized by Friends of Triangle Gallery in support of the gallery’s exhibition and education programs.

ARTIST RETREATS/TRAVEL ARTIST RETREATS/TRAVEL THE ARTEXCHANGE Calgary, AB T. 403-251-5297 Experience Greek art and contemporary culture from the unique perspective of personally-guided tours and workshops. Visit museums, galleries, studios, private collections and create under the magical light of the Aegean Sea. Join a hosted journey to Greece and re-charge your creativity. ArtExchangeLearning vacations at their creative best!

EMMA LAKE KENDERDINE CAMPUS University of Saskatchewan, c/o Kate Hobin, Director, Room 133, Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8 T. 306-966-2463 F. 306-966-5567 Drenched in the history of Canadian art, the campus offers a unique setting for meetings, retreats, workshops or mini-conferences. Competent staff will assist in planning your event with customized programs. The Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus also deliv-

ers summer arts residencies and workshops for professionals and learners. Make your next summer vacation an educational event with a painting, drawing, photography, fibre art or sculpture workshop at this lakeside retreat in the boreal forest on the southeast edge of the Prince Albert National Park.

ART SCHOOL ART SCHOOL ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7678 F. 403-284-7644 Toll Free: 800-251-8290 Founded in 1926, the ACAD is one of only four degree-granting institutions in Canada dedicated exclusively to professional visual art and design education. ACAD provides accredited degree-standard education and learning opportunities to more than 1000 full time and 1130 continuing education students. The rigorous studio program produces innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and visually talented students. ACAD creates a learning environment rich in character and extensive in quantity, quality and professional capability for its student body of artistic thinkers.

ART SERVICES ART SERVICES AARON ROSS GALLERY & FINE ART SERVICES 840 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6C 1C8 T. 604-876-6610 F. 604-876-1196 Their new location offers a New York-style setting with an eclectic group of artists, from classical European to cutting edge digital. Featuring fine contemporary paintings, photography and sculpture. Leaders in art consulting for corporate, residential and hospitality. Creative design and giclee printing upon request. Mon to Sat 11 am - 8 pm.

ART SUPPLIES ART SUPPLIES ARTISTS EMPORIUM 1610 St James St Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2 T. 204-772-2421 F. 204-786-4700 Toll Free: 800-665-0322 A Canadian based company supplying highest quality products since 1977 with over 100,000 items offered in a 12,000 square feet retail space. The fun-friendly atmosphere extends from the free Saturday morning art classes, through the extensive art library and spinning the roulette wheel at their annual Artists Open House. They are committed to maintaining a high level of inventory at competitive prices while continually expanding product lines. Mon to Thur 9 am - 6 pm, Fri til 9 pm, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

CLASSIC GALLERY FRAMING INC 3376 Sexsmith Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7S5 T. 250-765-6116 F. 250-765-6117 Toll Free: 1 800 892-8855 High quality mouldings, liners and liner profiles are produced by utilizing the most efficient manufacturing processes combined with the care and detail that comes with creating handcrafted products. All steps of production are done inside their factory. The full range of products may be previewed online and are available through most fine art dealers and framers.

INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 1006 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 F. 403-265-8962 Store claims best selection and prices in Calgary on pre-stretched canvas and canvas on the roll. Golden

Acrylics and Mediums with everyday prices below retail. Volume discounts on the complete selection of Stevenson Oils, Acrylics and Mediums. Other name-brand materials, brushes, drawing supplies, easels, an extensive selection of paper and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 132 10 St NW Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 403-283-2288 F. 403-283-2288 Fine art supplies featuring Winsor & Newton, Golden, Liquitex, Maimeri and other quality products, as well as friendly, knowledgeable advice. Books, magazines, and art class information. Custom canvas service — all sizes and types of canvas, including linen. Senior, student and professional discounts. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES 1360 Johnston St, Granville Island Vancouver, BC Toll Free: 800-663-6953 Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource for art materials and information. Monthly visual arts newsletter and free ‘how to’ handouts, available instore or on-line. Extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies — or just drop by for some creative inspiration. Other locations at 120 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver; 20484 Fraser Highway, Langley; 512 Herald Street, Victoria; 1357 Ellis Street, Kelowna; plus national mail order service.

SWINTON’S ART SUPPLIES 7160 Fisher St SE Calgary, AB T2H 0W5 T. 403-258-3500 Large selection of art materials and hard-to-find supplies. Special orders welcome. Free delivery in the Calgary area for bulk orders. Full custom framing shop and complete restoration services. Swinton’s Art Instruction classes, art books and magazines. Sign up for regular newsletter mailing.

SPECIAL EVENT SPECIAL EVENT FRIENDS FOR LIFE Vancouver, BC T. 604-682-5992 Friends For Life provides free services to more than 1,300 people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The Art For Life auction is a celebration of art and life. Join us at the 11th Art For Life, Sunday, October 3rd, 2004 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver.

ARTINSTALLATION INSTALLATION FINEFINE ART ON THE LEVEL ART INSTALLATIONS Calgary, AB T. 403-263-7226 A fully insured, full service fine arts handling company with 23 years experience providing consulting, design and installation service throughout western Canada.

STUDIOS/GALLERIES STUDIOS/GALLERIES TO LEASE TO LEASE ART CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T. 403-508-2168 This landmark building on the NW corner of 7th Ave and Centre St SW in downtown Calgary is currently being renovated to house artist studios, galleries, and ancillary retail businesses. Centrally located opposite Hyatt Regency Hotel, only one block from Stephen Avenue Walk. For more information or leasing inquiries please visit website or call for Kevin.

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Many galleries maintain a back room where they keep rare art treasures, and where they can conduct high-value transactions in private. In this issue of Galleries West magazine we take you into the back room at Masters Gallery in Calgary for a tantalizing glimpse at a work by one of Canada’s most significant painters, Jean Paul Lemieux.

Jean Paul Lemieux Notable at home and abroad for his powerful works reflecting the tender emotions of solitude and despair, Quebec artist Jean Paul Lemieux’s landscapes, cities, people and faces are instantly recognizable. “I have no theories and like everyone else who paints I am never satisfied,” he once said about his work. “I am especially interested in conveying the solitude of man and the ever-flowing passage of time. I try to express this silence in which we all move.” Born in Quebec City in 1904, Lemieux studied at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montreal and taught for many years at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Quebec City. He became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1956, received the Order of Canada in 1968, and in 1974 he was awarded the Canada Council Molson Prize. In 2002 an exhibition called Jean Paul Lemieux – His Canada was held at the IXth Summit of La Francophonie in Beirut, Lebanon. The show featured 12 works created for a series of postal stamps representing each province and territory. Lemieux died in Quebec in 1990. This painting, Jeune fille au chandail jaune, scores a “10 out of 10” for a work by Lemieux, says Rod Green of Masters Gallery in Calgary, who acquired it for $195,000 in Summer 2004 from a private collection in Quebec and almost immediately resold it to an undisthe 1960s, at the height of his career, and the subject matter – a solitary, monochromatic figure – is exactly the type of work with which Lemieux is identified,” says Green.

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closed buyer. “Lemieux painted it in the early half of


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Robert Genn, Sunset Lake Of The Woods, acrylic, canvas 30" h x 34" w

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS! FALL 2004 EXHIBITIONS Saturday, September 25, 1 - 3 pm, Dominik Modlinski "A Northern Journey� Saturday, October 23, 1 - 3 pm, K. Neil Swanson "Wild Mountain Times" Saturday, November 6, 1 - 3 pm, Robert Genn "New Works"

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