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“A Room at St. Vincent’s”, painted 1992, Oil on canvas, size: 42” x 48”

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A distinguished career spanning 45 years will be celebrated with a landmark book dedicated to the paintings of Robert Genn. To be published this coming fall, Mayberry Fine Art is proud to host a solo exhibition in December 2007, to coincide with the release of this new publication.

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gists and park stewards, and to help along the restoration of the park’s beloved natural areas.



ODJIG CATALOGUE GETS OJIBWAY TRANSLATION Manitoulin, Ontario-born and Okanagan-based painter Daphne Odjig is the subject of a wide-ranging retrospective this fall at the Art Gallery of Sudbury in Ontario, and as part of the show, The National Gallery in Ottawa has partnered with AGS to produce a catalogue in English, French and Ojibway. Representative of the Woodland School of painting, which also includes acclaimed painter Norval Morrisseau, Odjig’s work is becoming increasingly recognized nationally and internationally. A recipient of the Order of Canada in 1986, earlier this year she was awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. The show, which will run from September 15 to November 11 before embarking on a North American tour, is called The Drawings 16 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

and Paintings of Daphne Odjig: A Retrospective Exhibition. Curated by Bonnie Devine, it features 54 Odjig works from private and public collections across Canada.

VANCOUVER TREES TO GET NEW LIFE IN ART There could be a creative, if not bright, side to the devastating storm that blew through Vancouver’s Stanley Park last September, knocking down trees over 41 hectares on the level of a hurricane. The storm, which attracted the attention of international media and closed the park for periods of clean-up, has sparked a call for artistic response. The Vancouver Parks Board and the Stanley Park Ecology Society have invited artists to conceive of public art projects that will not only

“memorialize” the downed trees, but will also use ecologically sound materials, or plants and materials that are native to the park. The call has gone out for projects, which will be built through the summer of 2008, that express the relationship between the community, the park and the world (in part, the world’s weather, which so significantly changed the face of Stanley Park). The goal is to create a collaboration between artists, ecolo-

When the annual week-long festival of art and culture unfolds in Baie St-Paul, Quebec September 21, the work of four western painters will be showcased in a cross-cultural celebration of the province’s Charlevoix region. Named a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2007, Baie St-Paul will welcome painters from across the country to work and show during the Rêves d’Automne festival. This year, invited artists from the west include BC-based landscape painter Robert Genn, Saskatoon’s Darrell Bell, Les Graff, from Edmonton, and Manitoba’s RFM McInnis. Dedicated to the art of the landscape, in one of Canada’s most beautiful regions, Rêves d’Automne is a street festival, a celebration of artists, an opportunity for amateur artists to experience painting workshops, and a painting competition. On Sunday, September 23, artists set up their easels on rue St-Joseph and paint en

The Rêves d'Automne Festival in Baie St-Paul, Quebec

first impressions PROCESS DAVID HOFFOS Lethbridge artist David Hoffos has become known for his unique installations — elaborate models of eerily empty spaces punctuated by translucent video image projections. Hoffos achieves his aesthetic using television sets modified with electrical tape, carefully placed mirrors and miniature objects ranging from Fisher Price toys to custom-built models. His work can be seen as part of Informal Architectures at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre until September 23. He is also represented by TrépanierBaer in Calgary. Galleries West: How did you begin developing your working process? David Hoffos: Soon after I got to art school, I started having ambitious ideas, so I thought about the resources I had at hand...things like pawnshop televisions, lenses scavenged from school AV equipment and amplifiers from old stereos. It was a tinkerer's way of working with equipment. I have no interest or skill really in working with electronics. Basically, things were taken out of the box and plugged in and I would figure out a way of using that to fulfil whatever effect or illusion I was working on. ABOVE: David Hoffos, (Scenes

nology that is being thrown away?

from the House Dream, Tree-

DH: I'm attempting to work in that

house), detail, mixed media

19th century spirit of discovery before


GW: Is it a conscious choice to use tech-

installation with miniature

motion pictures. There were all kinds of

model, video, audio, 2007. Cour-

experiments to create illusions of move-

tesy the artist and TrépanierBaer

ment or light, which involved offshoots of novelty technology that got abandoned for the next best thing. I go back and attempt to discover some of

RIGHT: David Hoffos, Scenes from the House Dream, Phase 2, 2004, installation detail

the low technologies that might exist

GW: You only reveal parts of your illusions to the audience. Are you sensitive

within discarded modes.

about what you reveal and what you don't? How do you make those decisions?

GW: You often insert images of your viewers into your installations. How is that

DH: These phantom life-size figure effects, when I first started doing them peo-

done, and why has it become such a major part of your work?

ple would enter the gallery, interact with the miniatures and then leave the

DH: That happens in a few different ways. One is miniaturizing the viewer down

gallery always thinking that there were these people standing in front of them.

into (the model) so they become a channel of video like any other. I think that

To me that's a failure of the effect. The essence of my work is that moment of

speaks to the desire that we all have watching movies and playing with doll

discovering the trick. After realizing this I started to introduce little gaps and little

houses, to be a part of that miniature world for a moment. Seeing yourself life-

mistakes around the illusion that point to it and say: what you're looking at is not

size, projected, especially from behind, creates another sense of the uncanny —

real. The viewer is allowed to have both the enjoyment of the effect and the dis-

apprehending something that we haven't apprehended before.

cernment of its production.

—Jennifer McVeigh

➤➤➤ plein air, ending with an auction of work done that day.

GRANDE PRAIRIE GALLERY OPENS IN INTERIM SPACE The staff members of the Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta have 18 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

been getting creative since the collapse of a piece of the gallery’s roof in March. Beginning with an emergency removal of the collection, gallery directors including executive director / curator Robert Steven arranged to have Tara Fraser of Vancouver conservation firm Fraser Spaf-

ford-Ricci supervise the moving, drying and restoration of the work. As Steven says, “Although some items were damaged, nothing was destroyed.” In the spring they moved into a temporary space on 97 Avenue in Grande Prairie, installing the collection on all the available wall space.

Since the move, the gallery has carried on with almost all their public programs, including two fundraisers that raised about $100,000 (supplementing a $15,000 emergency donation from the Community Foundation of Greater Grande Prairie), and they’ve altered their in-house school program


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first impressions COMMUNITY SKIDEGATE, HAIDA GWAII Construction began in 2003, but the dream to build the Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay (Sea Lion Town) in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii started more than 30 years ago. The community wanted a focal point for Haida culture says Haida Gwaii Museum curator Nika Collison. The vision, forged between partners like the Skidegate Band Council, the museum and Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, included a place to learn, teach and work according to the Haida way of life. The original museum building is still part of it all, but a $26 million expansion has transformed the beachfront site. New exhibits explore everything from food gathering and preparation to conflict and contact with Europeans to the Haida activism that helped turn the southern part of Haida Gwaii into a co-managed National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. “Everything in the centre comes directly from the community, even the words,” says Collison who spent hours talking with community members about how they wanted to share their culture with the world. The centre itself is a fusion of traditional Haida design and modern architecture, featuring ancient techniques such as six-beam longhouse construction and new ideas, like green roofs and a glass walkway that connects the five longhouse-style buildings to a magnificent totem gallery. Outside, facing the beach, are six monumental poles representing the southern villages — Skidegate, Chaatl, Cumshewa, Skedans, SGang Gwaii and Tanu. They were carved by Norman Price, Garner Moody, Guujaaw, Jim Hart, Tim Boyko and Giitsxaa respectively. The centre is also a place to make art. In August 2007, three dug-out canoes were created in the open air-carving stu-

TOP: Members of the Skidegate

dio, next to the canoe shed where Bill Reid’s 15-metre cedar canoe, the Loo Taas is stored. Nearby is a teaching centre,

Dance Group at the opening of

named after Reid, where students will learn about Haida art and design. Though some interior exhibits are not complete,

the the Haida Heritage Centre

the centre had its soft opening this past summer. The gala event comes in 2008 with the opening of a much-anticipated Haida-curated Bill Reid show. Not everything on display at the centre is old, says Collison. A quarter of a million dollars

ABOVE: Outside the Haida

was spent on new works to represent local contemporary artists. But even ancient treasures can be connected to living

Heritage Centre in Skidegate,

people through Haida lineages that still exist today.

Haida Gwaii

— Heather Ramsay

➤➤➤ — now they’re taking the art into the schools with a temporary initiative called Artist in the Classroom. In the time since the collapse, more than 800 of the region’s schoolchildren have taken part. The plan for the new, fully renovated gallery space is to open in 2009 with double the capacity of their older gallery. Temporary exhibitions have been postponed until then, but, as Steven adds, the gallery is consistently “searching for innovative programming that can be delivered without an exhibition space.” 20 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

RBC COMPETITION FINALISTS CHOSEN More than 650 artists from across the country were considered for the finalist list of the 2007 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Awarded to one national winner, who will take home a prize of $25,000, and two honourable mentions, who will each receive $15,000, the Competition recognizes professional Canadian painters within the first five years of their art careers. Semi-finalists from western Cana-

da in 2007 include Eli Bornowsky, Arabella Campbell and Angus Ferguson of Vancouver, Chris Millar of Calgary and Shaun Morin of Winnipeg. The jury assessed more than 1,400 works in narrowing the field down to the 15 semi-finalists, which include five artists from central Canada and five from the eastern region. The winners, named this fall, will join all the semi-finalists in a touring exhibition Eli Bornowski, Untitled, 2007, acrylic on canvas

first impressions FIRST LOOK CALEB SPELLER There are probably many artists in Victoria who would like to make Suzette Knudsen, Tea Set, ceramic

art as easily as Caleb Speller seems to. There are probably also a lot of artists, not to mention non-artists, who think that any six-year-old

Aug 18 – Sep 9 • Ceramics Show Gallery and Invited Artists

could do what he does. But the

Mary Swain, Mind Your Step My Son, Ceramic

strength of his drawing practice resides precisely in his ability to emulate the uncensored world of a child. I recently perused portfolios of his adolescent and teenage drawings, and despite high-school art classes and his more recent studies, his work appears to have no beginning, no radical changes due to outside influences,

Sep 15 – Oct 7 • Evoking Equine Mary Swain

and no breaks. It just becomes more and more sophisticated, from drawing to drawing.

Joy Macleod, Muse on a Rhubarb Leaf, Fibre Art & Mixed Media

At age 25, Speller has just completed the Ceramics Program at Victoria’s

Oct 13 – Nov 4 • Fibre Arts Show Gallery and Invited Artists

Camosun College. During the time he worked with clay — and he still can't throw a proper cylinder — his ambition was not to manufacture functional art-craft objects but to create wonky pots as sculptural forms to support his scribbling in slips and glazes. He has the same goal whatever materials and genre he works with. He draws and writes on anything, "just to keep it going," as he says. The seamless slippage among various materials and genres — drawing as graphic image, as painting, as design, as collage, as figurines,

Cathryn Miller, Universe – Dark Star, Artist Book

bowls and assemblages or installations, as prose poetry — is a compulsive part

Collaboration between Barbara Hodgson and Claudia Cohen The Temperamental Rose Artist Book Printed Letterpress Published by Heavenly Monkey

Nov 10 – Dec 2 • Byopia Cathryn Miller

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of his own existence.

that will travel to galleries across Canada, including the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design in Vancouver. Established in 1999, the competition is a showcase for the work of young artists, and winners’ work becomes part of the extensive RBC corporate art collection.

91. Born Myfanwy Spencer in 1916, she was the granddaughter of Van-


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Portraitist of luminaries including Pierre Trudeau, Katherine Hepburn and musician Yehudi Menuhin, Victoria-based artist Myfanwy Pavelic passed away on May 7 at the age of Artist Myfanwy Pavelic

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“I feel as if I'm recording the days of my life, making something with each day to help myself feel like I'm using up my time,” Speller says. “I see my work as some sort of partially written book made with missing pages from other books. When I have the opportunity to put a room together in a gallery, this is when the story becomes strangely written. It's an interesting way for me to Flower Girl, Photography & Mixed Media

hang my artwork.” Having had shows at small spaces including Victoria’s Gallery on Herald and Blim Gallery in Vancouver, realistic drawing bores him. It’s too slow, too focused on the thing rather than the mark, and he exploits every mark possible and colour is only background. He works fast, seemingly without thinking, but his art is about nothing but thinking. And, understandably, he is "uncomfortable when it stops."

— Brian Grison

Aug 18 – Sept 9 • Nan Thibert Vignettes

OPPOSITE: Caleb Speller, Viles, collage

Reader Rock Gardens, Oil on board & canvas

BELOW: Artist Caleb Speller in Victoria

couver Island retail magnate David Spencer, and in her early years she counted Emily Carr as a mentor. Travelling across Canada during the Second World War, Pavelic painted portraits to raise money for the Red Cross war efforts. She would then spend most of the next 30 years moving back and forth between Victoria and New York with her husband Nikola Pavelic, son of the former prime minister of Yugoslavia. Pavelic was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984, and her portrait of Pierre Trudeau was unveiled at the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa in 1985. One of the few Canadians to land an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Pavelic

became known for her detailed portraits of the famous and cultured people she met, while continuing to create commissioned portraits and her own still lifes. During her lifetime she donated extensive collections of her work to the Maltwood Gallery at the University of Victoria, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the Sooke Museum, north of the city. The Morris Gallery in Victoria will hold an exhibition and sale from her private collection in late November, called Myfanwy Pavelic – The Last Show.

CARR STUDENT WINS BMO PRIZE Blaine Campbell, a recent grad of Vancouver’s Emily Carr Institute of Art

Oct 13 – Nov 4 • Cate Cameron Vernakular

Cathryn in Fog, by David G. Miller


Cambria Trailer, Photography & Mixed Media

Sept 15 – Oct 7 • Sharon Williams Peripheral Vision

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IN RETROSPECT VAUGHAN GRAYSON During a life that spanned 100 years, Vaughan Grayson became particularly

Blazing Bush, 30" x 40", oil on canvas

adept in recording the landscape of the west in paintings, silkscreens, sketches,


and words. Her particular subject was the Canadian Rockies, though later in life she recorded the views near her house in the Okanagan, and traveled extensively with her paintbox. In a finely curated show now on at Banff’s Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, every aspect of Grayson’s life as an artist and traveler is represented. The work encompasses her early journeys into the Rockies, where she painted large canvases of known scenic spots that rival the work of Walter

SEPT 24 – OCT 13

J. Phillips in their cool, green beauty. Tagging along on occasional Alpine Club of Canada hikes and climbs, she went beyond the usual tourist spots. Originally from Moose Jaw, where her father’s prominent position afforded her the opportunity for an arts-heavy education in Boston and New York, Grayson would devote


her life to painting, and to teaching

OCT 16 – NOV 3

others about painting. She taught in Moose Jaw schools and wrote exten-

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+ Design, took home the $5,000 first prize at the 2007 BMO 1st Art Invitational Student Art Competition. His photographic work, Transient Architectures for New Tomorrows, is a dip-


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at children and teenagers. Though she successfully showed work at public galleries in the Okanagan and at the Vancouver Art Gallery before she died in 1995, Grayson never sold any of her work, Her family has donated a sizeable collection of canvases to the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, the provenance for this show, which was curated by MJM curator Heather Smith. It’s a glimpse into the life and work of an artist whose work is not often seen, but who spent her life recording the beauty of the western Canadian landscape. OPPOSITE: Vaughan Grayson sketching, July 24, 1937


reinhard skoracki “sit-uations”

BELOW: Vaughan Grayson, Mirror Lake, 1944, oil on canvas, c. 76.5 x 91.5cm. Collection of the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery



ben van netten “the new dynamism”

➤➤➤ been cut through with highways, the work is presented on a handbuilt frame that curves toward the viewer. Created five years ago to recognize young artists studying at the post-secondary level, in 2007 the 1st Art Invitational got more than 175 entries. In addition to the national

grand prize, 13 regional winners were each awarded $2,500. Regional winners in 2007 included Kathleen Mangelana of Inuvik, Calgary’s Angela Lane, and Jessie MacDonald of Regina. The winners’ work will be installed in BMO branches across Canada and be incorporated into the BMO corporate collection.


harry kiyooka, rca “the victim series 1968 - 2007”

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WESTERN ARTISTS SHORTLIST FOR SOBEY Two western Canadian artists have made the shortlist for the 2007 Sobey Award, which will award the $50,000 prize this fall. Chosen from a group of 25 artists, the finalists include Vancouver installation artist Ron Terada and Rachelle Viader Knowles, who is

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first impressions FOUND OBJECTS POSTCARDS FROM WINNIPEG Only shortly preceding the MySpace-fuelled craze for sharing our personal information with the world, in 2004 Washington, D.C.-based Frank Warren began a public art project with a unique twist. He handed out blank postcards, and left some lying around for pickup in public places. The cards invited strangers to anonymously write a secret about themselves and mail it in to Warren. Expecting a few dozen responses, three years later he still receives about 1,000 cards every week, many of them mini art projects, with detailed and considered presentation. Whether it’s a testament to the human desire for confessional, or the urge

From the Winnipeg Art Gallery

to share an easily accessible form of creativity with the world (a similar motiva-

Show Post Secret, November 24,

tion underscores the interest in Artist Trading Cards that has proliferated at gal-

2007 to February 3, 2008

leries around western Canada), the result is endlessly intriguing. In November, the Winnipeg Art Gallery will open the first show on the North American tour for Post Secret (November 24, 2007 to February 3, 2008). Warren’s project has already produced a series of popular books, and this show collects about 400 of the top secrets, both for gossip and artistic value.



currently on staff at the University of Regina. Created in 2002 to recognize Canadian artists under 40, the Sobey

is one of the country’s richest art prizes. This year’s finalists were chosen by a panel that included curators

from across Canada, notably Dan Ring of the Mendel Gallery in Saskatoon, and Helga Pakasaar of Vancouver’s Presentation House. Ron Terada, who won the 2006 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for mid-career artists from the Canada Council, has work in the public collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Originally from the UK, Regina-based video and installation artist Rachelle Viader Knowles has had solo shows at galleries including the Art Gallery of Calgary, the MacKenzie

Gallery in Regina and the Art Gallery of Windsor. Each of the Sobey finalists are included in a group show this fall at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

KISS BECOMES OFFICIAL ENVIRO ARTIST Alberta-based landscape painter Andrew Kiss has joined the Pembina Institute as their new official artist, supporting the environmental organization through art sales and donations to a silent auction. The primary TOP LEFT: Ron Terada, You Have Left the American Sector, 2005, 3M Diamond Grade vinyl and exterior vinyl on extruded aluminium, galvanized steel, wood, 120" x 120" LEFT: Rachelle Viader Knowles, In My Mind I Live In New York, 2005, three channel synchronized video installation featuring Bernie Flaman

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JAMES BAY ART WALK The oldest community in Victoria, the scenic neighbourhood of James Bay extends from the city’s inner harbour around Beacon Hill Park, and is home to Emily Carr’s birthplace, now known as Carr



House. It’s a place that has attracted artists for more than 100 years, and today is home to dozens of artists and artisans. The annual James Bay Art Walk runs September 15 to 16 this year, bringing together many of the community’s artists’ studios and small gallery spaces. Visitors are invited to walk the self-guided tour among spaces for working artists including ceramists, painters, photographers and artisans, picking up the tour map from local businesses or The Prairie Art Gallery is open to the public at #103, 9856 - 97 Ave Grande Prairie, Alberta, thanks to the support of hundreds of individuals and groups both near and far.

from the James Bay Market at Superior and Menzies on Saturdays. Sculptor Dale Roberts at the James Bay Art Walk, in Victoria

The recovered Prairie Art Gallery permanent collection now on view.

Coming in January

ARTery Prairie Art Gallery interim location at #103, 9856 – 97 Ave Grande Prairie, AB

venue in the fall for exhibition and bidding on Kiss’s work will be at a series of Green Planet Concerts for Pembina (with headliner Art Garfunkel) at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary and Edmonton, and the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. Originally based in Drayton Valley, Alberta, the Pembina Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to informing the public about environmental issues including climate change and alternative energy sources. They now maintain offices

across the country, and have been particularly instrumental in the growth of wind power, particularly in western Canada. Throughout the 40 years of his painting career, Kiss has been involved with environmental, conservation and wildlife organizations in Canada, donating work and creating limited editions for groups including the BC Wildlife Federation and Ducks Unlimited. A painter as well as an illustrator of children’s books, Kiss has said that the landscape of the west and the settings for his paintings have made it increasingly important to be directly involved in the preservation of the land.

PORTRAITISTS SHORTLISTED Thirty portrait artists from across the country have been shortlisted for the 2007 Kingston Prize, which will be awarded in October as part of a gala exhibition in Gananoque, Ontario. With an award of $3,000 for first place and two honourable mentions of $500 each, the prize is specifically for paintings and drawings in portraiture. This is the second time the prize Painting by Andrew Kiss

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Sentinels of Strength

Wang Kui

Scott Kelly

West From Bearspaw

has been awarded (the first was in 2005) and the call to artists drew more than 200 entries. A project initiated by the Kingston Arts Council in Kingston, Ontario, the Prize jury chose five western artists among the 30 on the shortlist. They include Jesse Garbe of Maple Ridge, BC, Janine Hall of Calgary, and Justin Ogilvie, Jay Senetchko and Dylan Wolney of Vancouver.

William J. Parker

Kelowna Art Gallery

The Kelowna Art Gallery has just hired Liz Wylie, who has moved out to the Okanagan from Toronto to take on the position of curator. With ten years’ experience at the University of Toronto Art Centre, she is a graduate of Concordia, and York University. For more than 20 years she has project managed exhibitions across the country and has taught at the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta, Brock University and the University of Saskatchewan. She has also contributed to the understanding and awareness of Canadian contemporary art as an exhibition reviewer. One of the largest public art galleries in the interior of B.C., the Kelowna Art Gallery hosts local, national and international exhibitions and anchors the

cultural district of the Okanagan city. As Liz Wylie arrives at KAG, Joan Stebbins is departing her position as curator of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge after almost 30 years with the gallery. Beginning as a gallery attendant in 1979, she was named director and curator in 1985, a post she held until 1999 when the two jobs split and she chose the role of curator. A keystone in the Lethbridge and Alberta contemporary art scenes, Stebbins has curated more than 200 exhibitions, including many that went on to tour the country. The leading-edge tone that she has brought to the gallery and the city through residencies and exhibitions helped put Lethbridge on the map of contemporary Canadian art.

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CARL WHITE ALBERTA: Ganymede, September 13 to October 13, ArtFirm Gallery, Calgary

By Dina O’Meara As a child, Carl White learned about colour and composition from the masters, seeing original pieces in museums with his photographer father. White was particularly struck by Rembrandt’s “Rape of Ganymede”, not one of the RenaisIn “At Five O’Clock in the Afternoon” (a nod sance master’s better-known works but one to the poem by Federico Garcia Lorca about a which resonated with the young White for years. bull fighter), White paints the body of Europa, White revisits the classic painting with a who was ravished by Zeus in the form of a white striking new approach in his upcoming exhibibull, floating against a topographical map of the tion Ganymede, opening this fall at Calgary’s moon Europa. An explosion of red flares out at ArtFirm Gallery. White retains a love of form in the opposite side of the painting, the swirl of an his oil-based explorations of mythical rapture, abstract matador’s cape. but departs visually from previous figurative The work began with Europa’s figure. “The works by layering the romantic classical paint just started to happen on top of that, figures with semi-abstract explosions of colour obscuring the history,” White says. “Which is and script. what is occurring with me on an intellectual The 38-year-old Calgary artist says his new basis with this subject matter.” direction is due in part to working on an Late in 2006, the wiry native of Liverpool, instinctual level rather than pre-determining England, started examining the Rembrandt how a painting will look. It’s a reversal from painting and the connection he felt with it over previous works, which involved a traditional the years. White found that Galileo named one series of preliminary sketches. of Jupiter’s moons artist index “It’s the exact opposite to how I’ve worked Ganymede after disCarl White . . . . . . . . . 31 or created anything up to this point,” White covering it in 1610, Shuvinai Ashoona . . . 33 says from his home studio in southwest Calgary. and started looking Michael Yahgulanaas . 34 “I feel so out of control with this show, but it’s at the links between Harry Kiyooka . . . . . . 37 the most exciting work I’ve ever made. The lack TOP: Carl White, At Five O'clock in the Afternoon - For the myths and the Joe Fafard . . . . . . . . . 38 Leszek Wyczolkowski. 40 Europa, 2007, oil on canvas, 48" x 96" of control is exactly what I’ve wanted in the cosmos, and John Y.K. Wong . . . . . 40 ABOVE: Painter Carl White creative process.” humans’ place Linus Woods . . . . . . . 41 Trained in graphic art at the Alberta College in all of it. Cory Fuhr. . . . . . . . . . 41 of Art and Design, White is a firm believer in having a solid background in anatoThe major shifts happening to White’s artistic Manish Om Prakash . 42 my, colour theory and composition before departing from classic technique. It process reflect a maturity and knowledge which Marlo V.. . . . . . . . . . . 42 took him years to truly understand Michelangelo’s thought that “the greatest enable him to let go of the “crutch” of faithful repre- Will Gorlitz . . . . . . . . 43 Steve Speer . . . . . . . . 43 artist understands the concept is in the marble, and the hand that obeys the sentation, he says. “It’s a powerful vulnerability. It’s Ronald Crawford . . . . 44 intellect will set it free,” White says. He likens the experience to becoming fluent like exposing yourself completely, and within that, Kim Dorland . . . . . . . 44 in a language before playing with vocabulary, and in an artistic sense, White is finding the power in it, not the vulnerability of it. Ernestine Tahedl . . . . 45 fluent in several. You’re open to everything in it. It’s a scary place to Graeme Shaw . . . . . . 45 Thep Thavonsouk . . . 46 In this new exhibition, White explores the stories of Zeus’s four lovers, Calisto, be, especially when you have a show opening,” he Darlene Hay. . . . . . . . 46 Europa, Io and Ganymede, which he sees representing different aspects of the adds, laughing. Normand Boisvert . . . 47 mythical god’s desires. The idea of rapture has interested White for years, the Michel Leroux . . . . . . 47 Represented by: ArtFirm, Calgary; forceful taking and surrender to the sublime, and he focuses on the moment of Tim Fraser . . . . . . . . . 48 Gallerie D’Avignon, Montreal rapture for each of the lovers in every piece. Jacob Semko . . . . . . . 48

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SHUVINAI ASHOONA BRITISH COLUMBIA: Drawings 1993 - 2007, September 29 to November 4, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver

By Ann Rosenberg I first saw Cape Dorset graphics in a 1963 show and promptly bought Kabawa’s Two Birds, One Duck in which a black duck marched off in a huff, while ptarmigan mates craned their necks in a courtship gesture. The white paper was allusive of an infinite snowy landscape. Creatures of the Arctic Circle were the most frequent subject. Many prints captured aspects of the traditional way of hunting, fishing, preparing food and of being at home in tents or igloos. Mystical visions of sea spirits and strange animals were also often represented, and bare paper was the only ‘setting’. ‘Naïve’ (typically bird’s-eye-view) perspective was at work in the renderings, but it was not used to suggest the third dimension as it’s perceived, where objects seem to ‘diminish’ in the distance. From the outset in 1958, the mainstay techniques, styles and content of Inuit prints (and drawings) were established and controlled in the Cape Dorset printmakers’ coop, which was managed by James Houston and other non-natives. Forty years ago, potential collectors were encouraged to believe that the “Canadian Eskimo” still lived the lifestyle depicted in Robert J. Flaherty’s 1922 film Nanook of the North, and that the people who resided in Cape Dorset had few if any modern conveniences. Though 1960s Cape Dorset was actually a community of prefabs that were wired for electricity, none of the graphics indicated the presence of contemporary dwellings, firearms or consumer goods. Even Pudlo Pudlak, who would be known later for images of telephone lines and airplanes, was not making reference to modernity in 1963. Pitseolak Ashoona (1907-1983), who began her short career as a printmaker that year, remained a traditionalist who “recorded the things we did long ago before there were many White Men” while at the same time creating imaginary creatures and supernatural beings that represented a powerful inner life. The art shows and catalogues circulated by the West Baffin Island Co-op over the last 50 years have been crucial to the development of southerners’ general comprehension of

TOP: Artist Shuvinai Ashoona CENTRE: Shuvinai Ashoona, untitled (Anglican Church),

Inuit Art, even now when they include less traditional, more innovative works. But it is the museums and commercial galleries like Marion Scott Gallery in Vancouver and Feheley Fine Arts in Toronto that play the most important roles in educating viewers about art-making in the Far North. They’re exhibiting works by the younger generation of artists who go infinitely beyond Pitseolak and far beyond Pudlo in their revelation of community life, the environment and self. This ten-year retrospective of Shuvinai Ashoona drawings (co-curated by Judy and Robert Kardosh who direct the Marion Scott Gallery) is a case in point. Shuvinai is one of three gifted grand-daughters of Pitseolak, and in a working life that began in the mid ‘90s she has produced many drawings in different media and quickly moved through a variety of styles and themes. Her work ranges from early ink landscapes of the rocky shores of Cape Dorset, eerie and vaporous, to ominous late’90s pieces packed with imaginary serpentine tunnels, giant ledges, steps and fantastic, towering ‘sculptures’ rendered in dense black hatching that are as claustrophobic as the earlier drawings were open. Her recent coloured pencil drawings are still strange, but are lighter in mood and address a variety of everyday themes. Robert Kardosh finds almost every piece disturbing. “They are psychologically charged and obsessively drawn,” he says. He directed my attention to the thousands of hatching lines in the stone structures, the hundreds of pebbles on the ground and the countless blades of grass that swirl in her ‘egg’ pieces. Judy Kardosh showed me a 2004 work she feels sums up the artist’s inner life and compulsions. Within a drawing of a sharpened eraser-topped pencil, Shuvinai portrays herself as being grabbed from behind by a demonlike dog with bared fangs. “There is a touch of madness in what she sees and how she represents things. It endows the art with its unusual point of view and edge.” For a special vision into Cape Dorset’s contemporary world of modern prefabs, and igloo-like tents, its rocky tundra and landscape, this retrospective exhibition is highly recommended, more so because of the artist’s obsessive technique and odd 3D illusion.

1995, pen and pencil crayon on paper, 26" X 19.75" ABOVE: Shuvinai Ashoona, untitled (landscape), 2003/2004,

Represented by: Marion Scott Gallery,

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By Heather Ramsay It was a typical day at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology. Patrons gazed at the west coast totem poles, the painted masks and carved feast bowls. Bill Reid’s depiction of the Haida creation story, with Raven perched atop a clam shell, the first people crawling out below was in the background, and artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas explained how he was about to turn things upside down. “See this 27-foot canoe,” he pointed at a boat carved in 1985 by Reid and others. “We’re flipping it over and tying it to the top of an 11-foot Pontiac Firefly.” A white-haired passerby took a step back, “Oh, no!” she said. “You can’t be.” But he could and he did and this patron’s exclamation was exactly the reaction Yahgulanaas wanted. Meddling in the Museum, the collective name for three site-specific installations, is Yahgulanaas’s invited but cheeky response to the act of collecting and keeping cultural treasures. The University of British Columbia-based museum is undergoing a $56-million renewal and contemporary visual arts curator Karen Duffek says “it seemed like the perfect time to invite this artist/trickster in to mix things up, to twist and challenge, to raise questions and start new conversations.” Known for his Haida manga, a unique art form that mixes Haida narratives and graphic forms with Japanese comic-book style, Yahgulanaas has made a career out of messing with stereotypes — idealized or disparaging — about indigenous people. Raised with both Scottish and Haida heritage on Haida Gwaii, Yahgulanaas spent a brief period at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design) in the 1970s. After an instructor told him “traditional” Haida artists do not use chainsaws and household paint, the young artist decided he would be better served learning from his own people. He returned to the islands to create art with Robert Davidson and was then swept into an intense period of Haida political activism. In 2000, he returned full-time to the city and a career in

art. Now his Tales of the Raven manga series has exploded in popularity in Japan and is gaining recognition in Canada as well. Not restricted to the printed page, Yahgulanaas’s art has also appeared in prestigious shows such as Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2006 and at Expo in Japan in 2005. At MOA patrons will encounter an installation called, “Coppers from the Hood”. Four car hoods, welded to look like traditional copper shields, are mounted on pillars in the entranceway. Decorated with real copper flake and Yahgulanaas’s distinctive graphic style, the pieces feature Haida manga characters whose antics flow throughout the show. Cliff personifies the seaside peninsula the museum sits on and represents the ever-shifting interplay between the institution and the Musqueam people who lay claim to the territory. In one scene, he sits in and at the same time carries a canoe laden with archetypes like the suited, urban stereotype Richard Cranium (a play on the nickname for Richard and the thing on top of your neck). Inside the museum, “Bone Box” is made from old collection boxes. Yahgulanaas turned them over and painted the other side, and the 12 panels are mounted in rows and held together with discarded museum shelving. The location of this graphic, narrative collage is critical says Yahgulanaas, because patrons can see a hint of something beyond. By turning copper cranks on the side, viewers can see past the piece to the ancient cedar poles taken from indigenous lands. In one of the panels, a warrior-like figure reaches through the traditional Haida form-line and pulls Cranium back into this world. In this and other ways, Yahgulanaas challenges the idea of traditional, a notion to which many art patrons still cling. For “Pedal to the Meddle”, he had the Pontiac Firefly (named after the indigenous leader and an insect) professionally painted with a concoction made from argillite dust. Yahgulanaas’s friend, Old Masset-based carver Ronnie Russ, collected the dust over 30 years of working with the soft black slate, yielding three cans of paint. The car, positioned on the ramp of the Bill Reid Rotunda, is perched in a getaway pose, complete with skid marks on the floor. “It looks like we’re trying to steal the canoe back,” says Yahgulanaas. For all his commentary, Yahgulanaas is not against museums. He sees the culture of the institution, like all cultures, changing. Human remains and some cultural treasures are being returned to indigenous communities around the world, he notes, due in part to the work of some of his compatriots at home on Haida Gwaii. “Before, it was just them taking and us complaining,” he says. “But now there is more of an active conversation.” And if there’s a central theme to the body of Yahgulanaas’s work, it would be finding a way to keep people talking. PHOTO: MARK MUSHET

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Meddling in the Museum, July 10 to December 31, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver

TOP: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Coppers from the Hood — Two Sisters, 2007, Dodge Dynasty and Chevrolet Geo Metro car hoods, copper leaf, 204 cm X 130 cm ABOVE: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas LEFT: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Pedal to the Meddle, 2007, Pontiac Firefly, autobody paint, argillite dust, copper leaf. Red-Cedar Canoe, 1985, by Bill Reid, assisted by Guujaaw, Simon Dick, and others, MOA Nb1.737. Approx: .95 m high, 1 m wide, 7.3 m long 34 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

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ALBERTA: Victims Series, November 17 to December 15, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary

ABOVE: Harry Kiyooka, 3, 2007, drawing on paper

By Amber Bowerman In June 2005, the skies opened up over southern Alberta unleashing devastating rains. On a quiet patch of land in Springbank, just west of Calgary, celebrated Alberta painter Harry Kiyooka and his wife, sculptor Katie Ohe, scrambled to save items from their waterlogged basement. These were no ordinary keepsakes tucked away in dusty cellar corners — decades of drawings and sketchbooks were in danger of ruin. Among the rescued relics was a haunting series of drawings Kiyooka began “in the rather dim and distant past.” “Katie and I were in London in 1968,” Kiyooka, now in his 80s, recalls. “Internationally there were all kinds of riots and war and violence. In our studio we had a black-and-white TV and you’d see it on the news every night. I started cutting out clippings, to research drawings based on violence, and to depict the people being victimized.” The “victim drawings” salvaged from Kiyooka’s flooded basement depicted casualties of global political unrest, like the Algerian War of Independence. They spanned from the late ‘60s to the early ‘80s. “I realized that maybe I could do something with them,” he says. Not long after that, Kiyooka was invited by Calgary gallerist Deborah Herringer Kiss to exhibit new work. It was no small request. After a string of bad experiences (one in which a Vancouver gallery locked their doors and made off with his inventory) Kiyooka “opted out of the commercial arts scene” in the ‘70s. He hasn’t shown new work in 30 years. But if anyone could convince him to show again, it was Herringer Kiss, who served with Kiyooka on the curatorial committee at Calgary’s Triangle Gallery and assisted on fundraisers. Kiyooka developed a deep respect for the gallerist. “She has a vast capacity to support and relate to artists,” he says. Given carte blanche, Kiyooka opted to show the salvaged series — washed drawings put through a screening process to achieve a detachment from the subject. “When you’re looking at an image on TV, there’s a camera man with a camera, so you’re already one step removed. Then it goes to the editing room where it’s sliced up, so that’s another step removed. By the time it appears on the television it’s many steps removed from the actual event. Every step of the way there’s a kind of a further disengagement or detachment or editing of what the actual event was,” Kiyooka says. “There are so many components in terms of censoring and self interest, and it

LEFT: Artist Harry Kiyooka

colours everything you see in the contemporary media. This (series) is, in an odd way, exploring those elements and using them in such a way that I can create my own images. I have control over the drawings I’ve done, but I’m using different kinds of protocol to make an image that infers all of that detachment, but is still uniquely drawn.” Kiyooka’s mixed-media drawings are halftone images, like photographs in newspapers and magazines. Some are stark — a few simple lines represent a fallen soul, others toy cleverly with perceptions. One, at first, appears to be a landscape, but is actually the crumpled form of a lifeless body. A melancholic compassion in the images reflects empathy for the victims. His family lived through Japanese internment during World War II. “Artists have always tried to deal with the consequences of war,” he says. “The more interesting thing to me is that it’s an unusual show for a commercial gallery.” On that point, Herringer Kiss thinks Kiyooka is too modest. “He downplays his importance,” she says. “He’s got a long history, he’s got a lot to say if people take the time to listen.” Kiyooka studied art from 1953 to 1961, including a three-year stint in Italy on Canada Council scholarships. Over 27 years teaching at the University of Calgary he inspired innumerable young artists. He was one of the first in Canada to use silkscreen in an abstract way, and in 1982 he was a founding member of the Calgary Contemporary Arts Society and was instrumental in establishing the Triangle Gallery six years later. “He’s been a quiet force,” says Herringer Kiss. Represented by: Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary. Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 37

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JOE FAFARD SASKATCHEWAN: September 29, 2007 to January 6, 2008, MacKenzie Gallery, Regina

By Patricia Robertson When a working artist has a national retrospective during his lifetime, it’s a rare privilege. Such is the good fortune, some say well-deserved, that Saskatchewan sculptor Joe Fafard enjoys. While a few naysayers may mistakenly dismiss Fafard’s homegrown sculptures as “folk art,” the Canadian art establishment has deemed his life’s work significant enough to merit a closer look. The MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, in collaboration with the National Art Gallery, presents Joe Fafard this fall, curated by Toronto-based curator and writer Terrence Heath. The exhibition travels next to the National Gallery of Canada, then continues on to The McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Calgary’s Glenbow Museum, and concludes at The Winnipeg Art Gallery. Heath selected 70 pieces by the Saskatchewan sculptor that range from small-scale clay figures to large bronze and steel works. The exhibition will be an exploration of the possibilities found in the materials used by the inventive Fafard throughout his career. “I felt that Joe was being dismissed as a little French Canadian folk artist from days. Using clay as a medium was a radical act. It took us all forward. I suppose in some ware, glaze and acrylic paint, ways we were reacting to the Regina Five.” 34.1 x 35.4 x 35.4 cm Born in the rural community of Ste. Marthe, LEFT: Artist Joe Fafard Saskatchewan in 1942 and trained at the Uniat work in his studio versity of Manitoba and Penn State, Fafard’s aesthetic departure from modernism is born out of an appreciation for nature and his rural roots. When Fafard elected to work from his own experience and create figurative work based on regional subjects, he was effectively thumbing his nose at the modernist pretensions of the Regina Five and their large-scale abstract works. “Joe’s work has depth and compassionate humour. His cows are anthropomorphic rather than being depicted as generic subjects,” Heath explains. “Joe’s work is grounded. He’s done that deliberately. He made the decision to work from what he knew and that has distinguished him as an artist. Joe is a major sculptor and he does work that stands up in the international art world.” Also included in the show is Fafard’s experimental and innovative work in bronze and steel. When he switched from ceramic to bronze in the 1980s, his work took on new dimension and depth. His bronze “drawings in space” are deemed major contributions to the history of open sculpture. The MacKenzie’s extensive programming includes a local bus tour of Fafard’s public sculptures, a film series, an artist studio program, a roundtable discussion with the local French community, a conversation between the artist and curator, plus a Saskatchewan writers’ response to Fafard’s work. When I spoke to the artist at his acreage in Lumsden, outside Regina, he expressed delight at the forthcoming show and gratitude that Terrence Heath was taking such care with the selections and assessments of his work. “A retrospective? It’s something you hope will happen eventually. What a gift to see your life’s work gathered all in one spot.” ABOVE: Joe Fafard,

Mon Père,1972, earthen-

Saskatchewan,” Heath says when asked why he thinks Fafard’s work merits his curatorial attention. “In Canada, we tend to shelve our artists or wait until they’re dead to celebrate them.” Heath has known Fafard since the late ‘60s and has written about him often. Twelve years ago, he began writing a biography of Fafard which is now greatly condensed and included in the catalogue of the exhibition. Featured in the show will be Fafard’s famous clay portrait sculptures from the 1970s and early 1980s. Fafard’s work from this period is distinguished by his innovative use of the surface and radical experimentation with the medium. Fellow sculptor and former University of Regina professor Victor Cicansky has known Fafard since they taught together in the 1970s in the University’s Fine Arts department. “We were both a couple of longhairs with beards. People used to confuse us all of the time,” laughs Cicansky. “Only I’m the vegetable guy and he’s the barnyard guy. “When California artist and U of R teacher David Gilhooly got all of us working in clay, it was a departure. It was not considered a fine art medium in those 38 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

Represented by: Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver; Nouveau Gallery, Regina; Mayberry Fine Arts, Winnipeg; Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto; Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal; Lillian Heidenberg Fine Art, New York.

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ALBERTA: Searching for Balance, Sept 6 to Oct 13, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Mechanical Odyssey, Nov 1 to Dec 4, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna

As the first living graphic artist to hold a solo exhibition at the National Museum in Cracow, Poland, Leszek Wyczolkowski continues to be one of Canada’s most esteemed printmakers. Born in Poland and now based in Mississauga, Wyczolkowski’s minimalist works strike a delicate balance filled with harmony between two seemingly opposite folds. Linear planes and lines are imbued with tension and rhythm, and balance remains a key presence. Leszek Wyczolkowski, Purpose, Grounded by solid colour blocks and 2006, aquatint and embossing vital void space, the worlds of intellect and precision versus one of instinct and sensitivity emerge as the works’ entry point. “The etchings are, in essence, about harmonizing opposites” Wyczolkowski says. “The work reflects my interest in searching for geometry in nature and sets these seemingly incompatible opposites in dialogue.” Completing most of the works during a self-directed residency at The Banff Centre, Wyczolkowski combines his inspiration in nature with his recent interest in Taoism into what Jacek Malec, curator of the SNAP show, describes as “an orchestration of vital forces expressed in specific symbols and announcing a new path in his art.” — Amy Fung Represented by: Bellevue Gallery, Vancouver; Open Studio, Toronto; 1112 Society for Arts, Chicago; Piotr Nowicki Gallery, Warsaw.

John Y.K. Wong, Beyond the Sky 2, oil on canvas, 30" X 40"

JOHN Y.K. WONG BRITISH COLUMBIA: Sept 24 to Oct 15, Omega Gallery, Vancouver

John Wong has lived in Vancouver for 30 years, yet he feels it is only now, through his painting, that he is becoming familiar with the landscape. He is an accomplished painter of portraits, but has found landscape to be an adventure of technical, personal and metaphoric discovery. Wong’s oil canvases dwell on the cultured vistas of parks and gardens rather than the grand backdrop of ocean and mountains. His green urban spaces nestle under dramatic, cloud-patterned skies suggesting that the possibility for rest and reflection is both beneath and above us. Wong feels “art is about encountering obstacles” — either external or deeply personal. His use of colour evokes this. He depicts a pond at Van Dusen gardens immersed in shadow, the reflections black, umber and navy while a tree flames alarmingly red on the shore. In another work, the expanse of a tree-bordered field is made up of many subtle greens interrupted by the stark white of two goal posts. Wong captures a sense of interiority in what are very public places. — Bettina Matzkuhn Represented by: Omega Gallery, Vancouver

Linus Woods, Ho tu ka you that knows everything we need some medicine, 2007,mixed media on paper

LINUS WOODS MANITOBA: New Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Sept 8 to 22, Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg

Spirituality, home and heritage have always been central to the work of Dakota/Ojibway artist Linus Woods. His ability to convey the emotion and spirit of his own life have come from a lifetime of art-making — he has been creating works since he was a teenager on the Long Plain reserve in Manitoba. His works have appeared everywhere from Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg to the collection of the Canada Art Bank. In his latest exhibition at Winnipeg’s Ken Segal Gallery, Woods’s work still holds the deep hues and super-saturated settings found in his earlier pieces. These paintings delve deeper into manifestations and characters created by Woods, with figures that combine traditional Aboriginal storytelling elements that pulse with the freshness and contemporary take that the artist has on each work. Simple shapes, figures and planes transform each canvas into a glimpse of a life that cannot always be seen. The works are heavy, unadorned and poetically approached through both the message and palette. Woods’s metaphysical world and past are transformed through his choice of technique and colour, making for a compelling exhibition. —Stacey Abramson

There’s a touch of Metropolis, Frankenstein, and the imagination of sci fi writer Phillip K. Dick running through the life-size humanoid steel sculptures of Vernon-based artist Cory Fuhr. At first glance, his meticulously crafted metallic men and women have the hollow-eyed look of robots, with the chromed sheen of the future. A closer look, and a conversation with the artist, reveals a more human, emotional framework to the steel. “It’s a subtle thing,” he says about shaping the medium into recognizable human gestures and expressions. “The form of the piece could express a quietness or a sadness. It juxtaposes with the industrial elements I’m using, but it also has grace and beauty.” Working out of a converted barn originally built by his grandfather, Fuhr’s work has been recognized internationally — most recently he had a sculpture that figured prominently in the Disney movie The Last Mimzy. But the work is not only labour-intensive — there are an average of 160 pieces welded into just the face — it can be challenging to communicate true human gestures and internal anatomy to viewers. The human form is one of the most recognizable forms in nature, he says, so everyone knows if he’s got it right. — Jill Sawyer Represented by: Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna; Engine Gallery, Toronto Cory Fuhr with steel sculpture from Mechanical Odyssey

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previews and profiles MANISH OM PRAKASH BRITISH COLUMBIA: The Playful Muse, Oct 14 to 31, Winchester Galleries, Victoria.

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Self-trained by history books and endless figurative doodling, Manish Om Prakash, moved to Victoria from India in 1988 when he was 25. He paints in the manner of 19th-century French academic art, while exploring imaginary points of contact between Greek mythology and Hindu cosmology. As well, educated in grade school and high school by Franciscans, there is a hint of Catholic symbolism in his work. “The Weary Cupid” is typical — it shows a young woman holding a child on her shoulder. Though the mother, with her blue gown and white veil, could be the Virgin Mary, the child’s wings and golden bow suggest a pagan myth. There is a delightful metaphysical game here in a manner typical of the Catholic, Hindu and Grecian ability to conflate the supernatural and mundane. The angelic youngster, too young to fly but too tired to walk, strains his mother’s arms. The recent painting, “Bree”, slips into modernism, evoking a provocative model painted by Edouard Manet in 1863 that scandalized France. Here, Om Prakash creates a more contemporary play with art history and narrative, painting a subject that would appeal to the sense of irony in feminist confrontations with the male viewer. — Brian Grison Represented by: Winchester Galleries, Victoria. Manish Om Prakash, My Sister Pratibha with her Pet Hen, oil on canvas, 30" x 20"

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Marlo V., Delicate Series H, 2007, hand felted raw wool and paper fibre, aluminum, maple

MARLO V. SASKATCHEWAN: Embodiments, Sept 5 to Oct 31, Mysteria Gallery, Regina

It should not be surprising that, coming to art after receiving a degree in biology, Regina artist Marlo V. centres her new work around the body. Neither descriptive nor analytical, her small, sensual, amorphous sculptures — made from natural materials such as wool felt, and resembling delicate cocoon-like pods or cavities — abstractly suggest rather than forensically point to the organs and vesicles within our bodies. Connected in many ways to her last body of work, in which she employed handmade paper, small portal-like openings and watch hands, Marlo V. refers here away from the physical world and past the linear time defining our bodies and physical existence. As part of a group show this fall, with Lynn Anne Cecil, Chad Jacklin, Brad Kreutzer and Theresa Kutarna, these almost-surreal works transcend the body they imply, whispering instead beyond its finite mechanics and materiality. Fusing and confusing the dualities of inside and outside, microcosmic and macrocosmic (as cloudlike clusters they also resemble deepspace nebula), these brief utterances seek possibilities within the unknown. Quietly prompting our sense of intuition and the instinct for beauty, hope is buried in them. — Jack Anderson Represented by: Mysteria Gallery, Regina

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previews and profiles WILL GORLITZ


MANITOBA: Into the Collection, Aug 8 to Nov 25, Winnipeg Art Gallery

The largest public gallery in Will Gorlitz’s hometown of Winnipeg now boasts an additional work by this renowned Canadian artist. Buenos Aires-born Gorlitz studied at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art in the 1970s before heading east to the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design. From there, his career would take him all over the world before landing him in the position of associate professor of Visual Art at the University of Guelph. Currently on display, the latest work to enter the collection is the third of Gorlitz’s acquired by the Winnipeg Art Gallery. “Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality” (1989) features 21 trilingual panels outlining, interpreting and exploring Sigmund Freud’s texts on the title. These significant historical texts, which are laden with hidden meaning, are overlapped with a juxtaposition of relatively banal and ripened tactile images. Decaying imagery of fruit is scattered among the panels, alluding to the theories discussed in the text beneath. Gorlitz interprets several layers of suggestive and psychoanalytical ideas, while his aesthetic approach denotes a history of classical and still life painting. The inspiration of the sensuality of life is prominent through his treatment and his conceptual approach. — Stacey Abramson Represented by: Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON Will Gorlitz, Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, 1989, oil pastel, text on book paper

STEVE SPEER ALBERTA: Dec 6 to Dec 29, Four By Five Gallery, Calgary

The owner of Calgary’s Four by Five Gallery of Photography will be exhibiting his own work at the space in Art Central this December. “I’ve been photographing since I was 18 years old,” says Steve Speer. “I’ve been focusing on the landscape forever.” Starting out using the 35mm format, Speer now captures landscapes using 4 x 5 and 8 x 10 large-format cameras. This fall’s group show will include 16” x 20” black and white prints made from negatives that Speer exposed while exploring Kananaskis country south of Steve Speer, Approaching Banff this past summer. “I was recently Storm, Highwood Pass, 1996, doing some work for Parks Canada in archival ink print on HahnemühJasper and I have to say that I think le 100% rag paper, 16" X 20" Kananaskis is just as stunning,” he says. Speer has recently decided to convert the gallery into to a photo co-operative. To kick off the change from gallery to co-operative, Four By Five will host the exhibition, Perspectives — large format landscape photographs that will include Speer’s work in addition to images by Tom Hamp, Allan King and Jim Kitchen. — Wes Lafortune Represented by: Four By Five Gallery, Calgary; The Mountain Gallery, Kananaskis, AB.

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previews and profiles RONALD CRAWFORD

DON PENTZ “New Works”

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Lineage, Sept 28 to Oct 24, J. Mitchell Gallery, Salt Spring Island

September 22 – October 6, 2007




October 20 – November 1, 2007

WILLIAM DUMA “Rivers & Streams”

November 3 – November 15, 2007

It’s fitting that Ronald Crawford has chosen to participate in this fall show at J. Mitchell Gallery, which is devoted to the work of Ronald Crawford, Unravelled, 2007, Salt Spring Island artists, who are acrylic and plaster on board, 32" X 36" all fathers, and the work of their daughters. The theme of family runs strongly through the work he’s been doing this year. Following the death of his mother in early 2007, Crawford traveled with his own father across Canada to spread her ashes. The period of contemplation and remembrance he spent after her death led to the work he’s recently completed, and he’ll show it in Lineage alongside the work of his daughters Klee Larsen-Crawford and Janaki Larsen. Crawford is equally pleased to share the exhibition space with good friends and fellow artists met during almost 20 years on the island, including Michael Robb and his daughter Aja Robb, the late LeRoy Jensen and Gabrielle Jensen, and guest artist Nicola Wheston and her daughter Asha Robertson. A graduate of the University of Calgary and the University of Oklahoma, Crawford’s technique has been described as modern fresco, a carved plaster surface that’s painted over and given a soft, eroded patina. He has also been inspired by the repeating patterns of traditional art forms, including Amish quilts and Islamic decoration. — Jill Sawyer Represented by: J. Mitchell Gallery, Salt Spring Island.

KIM DORLAND ALBERTA: Over the Fence, Sept 6 to Oct 6, Skew Gallery, Calgary


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Toronto-based painter Kim Dorland recently visited Medicine Hat, and his experience is now the subject matter for an exhibition of new paintings at Calgary’s Skew Gallery titled Over the Fence. One of the paintings, “Trampoline”, shows a girl bouncing away in an otherwise unremarkable backyard scene. Kim Dorland, Trampoline, 2007, Captured from “over the fence,” the oil, acrylic and spray-paint on point of view is that of a nearby, yet canvas, 48" x 60" detached, observer. The careful distance of this and Dorland’s other paintings provide viewers the opportunity to take a look at Alberta’s suburbia as it’s never been seen before, much of it overlaid with a thick neon toxicity. The artist’s previous collections of paintings have explored a less-than-perfect world, yet overall this series is more optimistic in expression. Moving from abstract to representation, Dorland’s works show slices of everyday life in a fresh manner. A semi-finalist in the 2007 RBC Painting Competition, Dorland works on a large scale. He has created captivating canvases by using a technique where thick layers of paint are applied to Day-Glo under-painting. The result is an energy that seems to emanate from within. A graduate of the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design in Vancouver and York University in Toronto, Dorland has exhibited extensively throughout Canada, the U.S. and Italy. — Wes Lafortune Represented by: Skew Gallery, Calgary; Angell Gallery, Toronto; Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago.

ERNESTINE TAHEDL ALBERTA: Solitude, Sept 29 to Oct 11, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton

Somewhere between landscape and abstraction, Ernestine Tahedl’s works persist. Trained at the Vienna Academy of Applied Arts, the Austria-born Tahedl has now made King City, Ontario her studio home after 60 years as an artist. Her upcoming traveling retrospective, presented by the Varley Art gallery in Markham, Ontario is only one indication of her ongoing appeal, but Tahedl’s latest works reflect her recent desire to return to a more “pure” form of painting. “Over the years I have searched for this freedom in my work” she says. “I am trying to find my way back to my childhood painting experience, to a fresh way of working.” Immigrating to Edmonton in 1963, the award-winning artist continues to exhibit in the city where her professional career began. Her latest series, Solitude, at Agnes Bugera Gallery, conveys Tahedl’s ongoing exploration of colour as light. Representing essence over matter and preferring to relay emotion over fact, the experience of places — perhaps from a state of solitude — captures her interest after a long and heralded career. — Amy Fung

Laura Harris ELEGANT CHAOS September 16 – 29 Artist’s Presentation & Reception September 16, 12 – 4 pm

Ron Parker SEASONS October 14 – 27 Artist’s Presentation & Reception October 14, 12 – 4 pm

Represented by: Birchwood Gallery, Yellowknife; Pacific Gallery, Saskatoon; Webster

Eggs on a Checkered Plate

Ernestine Tahedl, Modette, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 65" X 46"

With a career spanning more than three decades, Nanaimo-based painter Graeme Shaw has honed in on the purest angles of natural beauty in his work. Over the years, Shaw has lived the life of a teacher, illustrator and most prominently, a painter. “Painting images on huge, uplifting and inspiring themes that speak to anyone, no matter who they are or where we come from, is my passion,” Shaw explains. His upcoming exhibition at Yellowknife’s Birchwood Gallery features large flowing canvases inspired by two trips to the southwestern United States, and the vast landscapes of the Canadian Arctic — the same region that A.Y. Jackson explored decades earlier. Shaw’s paintings depict rolling scenery in the same vein as some of Canada’s most famous historical painters, including Jackson and others in the Group of Seven. The works in Explorations move through the subtleties that balance the relationship between land and light. Shaw says that he is “not overly interested in esoteric, idiosyncratic or selfabsorbed topics that most people will not understand or ever relate to except tangentially or paradoxically.” With each thoughtful brush stroke, Shaw brings viewers into a world where beauty, vibrancy and simplicity reign supreme. — Stacey Abramson


Elegant Chaos

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: Explorations, Dec 7 to 9, Birchwood Gallery, Yellowknife

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Galleries, Calgary; Gallery 223, Nanaimo. Graeme Shaw, In The Glow, 2007, oil on panel, 38" X 44"

Catherine Moffat

Represented by: Agnes Bugera

CHIAROSCURO November 4 – 17

Gallery, Edmonton; Elliott Louis

Artist’s Presentation & Reception November 4, 12 – 4 pm

Gallery, Vancouver; Gallery 133, North York, ON; The Shayne Gallery, Montreal; Trias Gallery, Toronto; Hubert Gallery, New York.

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previews and profiles THEP THAVONSOUK

Fosbrooke Fine Arts artists showing @ Gibson Fine Art Zelda Nelson October 18 – 31, 2007 Opening Reception: October 18, 2007 5 – 8 pm

Robyn Lake

ALBERTA: Sept 29 to Oct 8, Avens Gallery, Canmore

Thep Thavonsouk says he was born to paint. Born in Vientiane, Laos, almost 60 years ago and currently based in Calgary, Thavonsouk was taught the basics of painting and art at school in the French-occupied country. After winning a Fulbright Scholarship in 1967 to study at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, the artist earned a degree in Thep Thavonsouk, Saffron Diplomacy with a minor in Art. After Robes in Purple Sky, 2006, returning to Laos for a brief time, he oil on canvas, 35" X 45" emigrated to Lethbridge, Alberta where he took a job teaching university-level French and art. Throughout his teaching career, he would paint “on the side”. In 1979, he left teaching behind to become a pupil himself. For eight summers he traveled to Taiwan, where he studied under Chinese masters, later studying in Japan, learning the art of kiri-e (paper cutting) and wood block painting. The work he will show at the Avens Gallery is a product of his entire life experience, though the subject matter may be south Asian, Thavonsouk says. “My work has always been a search for something silent, something spiritual,” he adds. “Amid the waves of technology, of violence and what is happening in the world, I just want people to look at my art and be able to take a deep breath.” — Daniel McRoberts Represented by: Avens Gallery, Canmore; Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary; Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver.

Pam Weber

DARLENE HAY SASKATCHEWAN: On the Wild Side, Nov 2 to 24, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina

Jean Fosbrooke

While Darlene Hay’s new body of acrylic paintings celebrates Saskatchewan’s wild grasslands and wetlands, they also bring forward some questions about our attachment to these spaces. Following on a widely-exhibited previous body of work entitled Endangered Spaces, the current paintings speak obliquely of the destruction of landscapes — something that often goes hand-in-hand with economic development and diversification. These works are more personal. As aesthetic responses to places she simply likes to visit, they embody a return to her artistic roots — they are informed not only by gestural color-based abstraction, but by the Saskatoon and Emma Lake-centered prairie landscape tradition as well. Impressionistic in execution, Hay’s work here exhibits a more individualistic use of color than in the past — rather than pale waning colors, we find her palette more strongly and freely employed. Yet despite the evocative beauty and intimate feeling of these works, we still worry about what is beyond the horizon. In the end, Hay’s undisturbed landscapes are clearly only idyllic on the surface. — Jack Anderson Represented by: Assiniboia Gallery, Regina; Newzones, Calgary; Shayne Gallery, Montreal.

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Darlene Hay, Lush Wild Flowers By Lake, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 36" X 66"

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previews and profiles NORMAND BOISVERT ALBERTA: Nov 17 to Dec 22, Stephen Lowe Gallery, Calgary

Born in Trois-Rivières in 1950, landscape painter Normand Boisvert is a self-taught artist who has staked a name for himself as a keeper of quintessential Quebec. He started with his first small studio at the age of 17, painting diligently and selling his work for $5 to $15 apiece, soon expanding into another Trois-Rivières studio and building his repertoire. “He works in a naïve style,” says Alice Law, director of the gallery. “All of the works are oils on canvas.” The practice of naïve art has a strong Normand Boisvert, Lueur Automnale, 2007, oil tradition in Quebec on canvas, 40" x 60" because of its storytelling qualities. In Boisvert’s case, the story is about a man in love with the land and colour. According to writer Claude Marcouiller, “many have tracked the artist’s progress, from his beginnings with the figurative through his black period to his colourful nudes, leading to the landscape…” Boisvert’s landscapes have attracted the most attention in recent years. Most often depicting scenes of villages, the colourful works are detailed with homes and out-buildings that appear as if they have always been part of the sites Boisvert interprets. Well-known in central Canada, the artist is building a growing reputation in the west. — Wes Lafortune Represented by: Stephen Lowe Gallery, Calgary; Rendezvous Art Gallery, Vancouver.

MICHEL LEROUX ALBERTA: October, Art Mode Gallery, Calgary

The distinct style of Quebec-based landscape painter Michel LeRoux will be showcased this fall at Calgary’s Art Mode Gallery. Leroux began as a letterer, following his family’s vocation of sign-making before pursuing a career as a fulltime artist. A teacher at the Montreal Institute of Graphic Arts in the 1970s, LeRoux also worked in advertising design. Known for his colourful landscapes, the CanadiMichel LeRoux, Mystère en Fleurs, an wilderness dominates his can48" X 36" vases. “I have chosen to paint the plant world which, like any other subject matter, may fit into a contemporary trend,” says LeRoux. “In my opinion, its most powerful pictorial quality has been underestimated — its relation to human beings.” Using a post-Impressionist style, Leroux has brought a unique vision to landscape painting. Observing a Leroux painting, says Art Mode director Yvan Filion, the word that most often comes up is serenity. “Even if the painting is of a cascading waterfall, it’s peaceful.” — Wes Lafortune Represented by: Art Mode Gallery, Calgary and Ottawa; Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery, Whistler; Galerie Michel Bigue, St-Sauveur, QC.

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previews and profiles TIM FRASER BRITISH COLUMBIA: Seawall Composed, Sept 22 to Oct 11, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver

The seawall in Vancouver’s Stanley Park has been Tim Fraser’s muse for more than 15 years. The setting is imbued with the strangeness of dreams, like strolling through an uninhabited setting made from a box of plastic toys. His flat painting style emphasizes the strong, elementary forms he uses to conjure the path, trees, and water. The shapes are enlivened by his nuanced use of colour — gentle purple in the crook of a tree, the blue cast of shadow on clipped grass or the mottled red of a maple about to drop its leaves. The sheen of fantasy is in the quality of light, that intense early morning or late evening slant uncannily like the backlit radiance of an electronic screen. Fraser grew up in Surrey, B.C. and has always viewed the park as his preferred destination for strolls and picnics. He perceives it as a place of constant change, now underscored by the storms of 2006. Many artists have focused on a particular landscape with significant reward, and Fraser is no exception. — Bettina Matzkuhn Represented by: Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver

Tim Fraser, Seawall Facing Ocean, 2007, oil on canvas, 36" x 60"

JACOB SEMKO SASKATCHEWAN: Sept 10 to Sept 22, Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon

Emphatically committed to the craft of printmaking, young Saskatoon artist Jacob Semko pushes the technological limits of lithography in a two-person exhibition this fall with one of his mentors, Saskatoon printmaking legend Nik Semenoff. Incorporating newer photolithographic techniques as well as traditional chine collé (rice paper first printed upon, then glued to a thicker paper and finally over-printed again), the illusion of his trompe l‘oeil images are complex technical tours-de-force. Often working on the scale of large paintings rather than drawings, Semko has gone so far as to build his own lithographic press, though he’s more than a craftsman. A recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati, he is committed to the art and aesthetics of printmaking — his subtle, evocative works are more than the extravagantly beautiful abstractions they initially appear to be, limning instead a personal territory of tensions and anxieties. Employing photographic representations of tissues and shiny silk fabrics stretched and Jacob Semko, Tension through pulled by tension points, his images external- the landscape of nothingness, waterless lithograph on ize a personal and social disquiet familiar in Oakwaraw, chine collé onto these times. — Jack Anderson Represented by: Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon

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ABOVE: Artist Takashi Iwasaki

Takashi Iwasaki was born on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. His English teacher was from Winnipeg, and the place name stuck when it was time for Takashi to choose an art school after completing his Arts diploma in Osaka. It was a pragmatic choice, balancing the desire to study Art in English, and since graduating from the University of Manitoba in 2006, this creatively nimble artist has grabbed the attention of North American galleries and his work has surfaced in web and print publications from The New York Times Magazine, to celebrity-like citations on a list of URLs. Artist and gallery director, web designer, translator, fashionista and self-proclaimed “art enjoyer,” Takashi integrates artistic practice. He works in paint, drawing, collage, embroidery, web design and fashion, and is the originator and curator of

ABOVE RIGHT: Takashi Iwasaki, Tanuhanabi, acrylic on canvas, 16" x 16"


the Semai Gallery, a narrow basement corridor in Winnipeg’s Exchange that links to the Keepsakes Gallery. “I am interested in unusual spaces,” he says, and indeed, the corridor is unlike any other space. If he sells work, he can offset expenses, but he knows how important getting that first solo show can be, and he only shows the work that he likes. No surprise, then, that his collaborations with a local writer are called Warm Feelings of Intimacy. Takashi is a positive force. “I want to delight in what I can, when I can,” he says. In Takashi’s second-floor sublet on Kennedy Street, stacks of paintings lean on the wall, abstract embroideries hang over the futon. The artists’s computer is open on the kitchen table. He’s just come in from Portage Place, Winnipeg’s downtown mall, where he went to “look at clothes and shoes.” All of Takashi’s practice is characterized by a mobile imagination. Like a 19th-century French flâneur, he surveys the urban spectacle, borrowing and transforming his grab bag of impressions with a lithe touch. He is at home with the playful canvases of Paul Klee (one of his favourite artists) and the dollar-store extravaganza of consumer gizmos, long past any notion of convenience or function. High and low meld deftly together. His creativity is organic, optimistic and entrepreneurial. As he puts it, “ I like being in a fluid state.” Takashi has switched from oil to acrylic to construct his multi-layered and abstract works. While he has worked mural-sized and much smaller, the current canvases settle somewhere between two and three feet square. They are light and airy, beautifully coloured constructions that relate to the dream world of automatic drawing. They recall Vasili Kandinsky’s Hinterglasmalereis, Klee’s whimsical allusions and colour palette, and the decorative patterning of a Hundertwasser.

CHARLES CAMPBELL BELOW: Artist Charles Campbell at the Brooklyn Museum RIGHT: Charles Campbell, Meditation Rack, 2005, oil/paper/canvas, 36" X 36" FAR RIGHT: Charles Campbell, Jamaican


Icarus, 2005, oil/paper/canvas, 36" X 36"

Takashi is inspired by architecture, nature and biology. There is little that is dark and brooding. Months ago, he sent out jpegs of his new paintings and I stole one for my desktop. Small wonder that most of the works have vanished from the studio, and are at Gallery Lacosse in Winnipeg, or on their way to Le Gallery in Toronto. “I want my paintings to be compositionally sound, so that from far away, they are balanced and formally taught. When you come closer, you see something else.” Takashi is fascinated by viewer interpretation, and his abandonment of figuration, though he is technically adept at realist drawing, engages multiple responses. Takashi presents a chocolate-box-sized collection of tiny collages. Most are half the size of

recipe cards. They are carefully built with stickers and coloured papers, torn and cut — the best are figurative arrangements of environmental disasters and urban follies, with miniscule architectural details and beasts. Takashi’s precious scenarios, made solo, allow for the challenges of constructing space and cultural commentaries. We stop to admire the embroideries that Takashi sews in the company of friends. The work is endlessly portable. Takashi credits Professor Suzanne Grierson with inspiring him to work in a decorative medium, and for him, the embroideries serve as a happy transition between drawing and painting. Takashi’s global interface has helped him gain gallery representation and inclusion into curated shows. His architect/handyman father has mounted an exhibition of his drawings in a library in Hokkaido, and the artist, in turn, has shown the work of Japanese art students studying in Canada. He has been included in an upcoming show in New York and has a relationship with the Hotel Gallery in Portland, Oregon. At 25, pink crystal earrings a-dangling, Takashi’s self-reliance and upstart smarts make him one of Winnipeg’s new golden boys. — Amy Karlinsky

CHARLES CAMPBELL Over the course of his life, artist Charles Campbell has traversed oceans and continents to pursue his art. Through it all, he has never strayed from his Jamaican roots. His newest work is included in the exhibition Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art, an exhibition that just opened at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Born in Jamaica in 1970, Campbell moved to Prince Edward Island with his family when he was five years old. He attended Concordia University in Montreal, where he obtained a BFA.

In 1993, after completing his studies, Campbell returned to Jamaica. Living and working in Kingston for the next five years, he established his reputation as an artist and art critic. In 1998, after completing an artist’s residency in South London, he enrolled at Goldsmith’s College at the University of London, where he received his MA in Fine Arts. After graduating, he remained in London, working as an artist, assistant curator and editor. In 2002, he returned to Canada and settled in Victoria, where he currently maintains a studio and coordinates the gallery at the Xchanges Artist Run Centre. Campbell’s art has changed significantly since he first gained attention in Jamaica. His early work displays an intensity drawn from personal response to issues of identity and race, as well as immediate social concerns. Many of his early works were figural and incorporated text to reinforce social commentary. In 2004, Campbell turned from overt social commentary toward an abstract, coolly objective approach to art-making. His personal iconography bridges the personal and the historical and includes ocean waves, slave ships, migratory birds, crows, manacles and black figures in varying poses. Many of the images appeared singularly in his early paintings, but now Campbell has begun reproducing them in sequential patterns, overlaying and multiplying their forms in geometrical precision. The result is a highly individualized mandala motif. Form is the final determining variable in the mandala, and it influences everything else. Campbell’s process allows him to view each motif segment afresh as he meditatively builds upon the imagery. Each step offers a new perspective and requires a new set of aesthetic decisions. He paints his canvases primarily freehand, with some Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 53

ABOVE: Nancy Lowry, Brisk Blue, 2006, oil on Masonite, 12” X 16” RIGHT: Nancy Lowry in her painting studio

projections to help him prepare the initial images. His use of colour is sparse, and is originally drawn from the source imagery. As he develops the mandalas, he determines colour in relation to the forms as they emerge through the layers. In the Brooklyn Museum, Campbell has paint-

lying sequences, Campbell transforms his emotional response to the subjects into a social metaphor. His motif transcends both personal and historical meaning and recasts it into patterns that draw from the past to reconfigure the present. In life, historical circumstance continues to drive contemporary society in an ever-widening pattern. Campbell’s slave-ship motifs expand beyond the immediate, localized perspective. His installation for Infinite Island envelopes the viewer within the mandala memorializing the tragedy of slav-

LOWRY SAYS SHE IS “FASCINATED WITH ODDITIES AND BEAUTY FOUND IN THE MUNDANE OR THE OBSCURE” ed one of his signature mandala patterns, the slave-ship motif, from floor to ceiling. The image is a significant icon in Campbell’s repertoire. It is taken from a diagram representing how English slavers stacked captured Africans in their cargo holds. Rather than confront the viewer with this grim reality, Campbell offers a meditation on historical fact through geometric patterning. His technique provides a new perspective on his subject to the viewer: the mandala transforms already iconic imagery into a new iconography that is at once repeating and variable. By repeating singular images in multiple over54 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

ery, while reminding the viewer of subjugation’s continued presence. — Kimberly Croswell

NANCY LOWRY At 12 years old, Nancy Lowry walked into her first drawing class. The unexpected sight of the nude model was startling, but when the model shouted, “Nancy! What the [bleep] are you doing here?” Nancy was, “freaked out for the first hour or so.” The model was a family acquaintance. But soon she was readily spending Tuesday nights drawing at the University of Saskatchewan Extension classes led by Saskatoon artist Degen Lindner.

Creativity was nurtured in Lowry’s family. Her Irish parents allowed her and her four siblings to watch a half hour of television a day, and only if they could all agree on the same program — which rarely happened. “So instead, we were always making things. There were paints around, and our parents encouraged us.” Now 29, Lowry is a committed and wellregarded Saskatoon painter who starts from landscape and explores the territory between abstraction and representation. Her bright, eccentric oil paintings range from 6 x 8 inches on small masonite panels, to 5 x 5 feet on canvas. Lowry says she is “fascinated with oddities and beauty found in the mundane or the obscure. Quirky things I see in daily life slip into my work reinvented.” Her painted scenes may be rural, urban, or techno. They are rhythmic, emotional, textured and radically interpretive. “I feel the split between the natural world and the concocted, man-made world,” she says. “Even a new style of shirt or unusual fabric catches my eye.”



TIM RECHNER LFEFT: Painter Tim Rechner in his studio space BELOW: Tim Rechner, Emily's Dream, 2006,


oil and graphite on canvas

In Lowry’s work, paint may be layered or scraped back. Images are suggestive but sometimes hard to identify, colours are vibrant and the palette is wide. The paintings feel primitive, energetic, intense. She also says that “memory plays a role, which I interpret through the process and layering of paint. I like working directly in the landscape, too, and playing with ideas of translation and metaphor.” Lowry counts surprise and travel among the perks of being an artist. “I’ve gone to places I wouldn’t have expected,” she says. A three-month residency in Brooklyn at the Triangle Artist’s Residency Program stretched into seven months and enabled her to tour New York’s galleries. BFA degree studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, completed in 2003, and meeting new artists at Pouch Cove Artist’s Residency in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, and at the Wells Artists Project in BC, have also inspired her. One of Lowry’s favourite places to paint is Emma Lake, in the boreal forest 200 kilometres north of Saskatoon. For several years she’s participated in the reknowned Emma Lake Artist’s Workshop, where she feels “the connection to the tradition, to the landscape, to the history of Canadian painting. I think of the visiting artists, writers and critics who’ve come there, like Clement Greenberg, Roy Kiyooka and McGregor Hone. There is a mix of culture and wilderness that feels parallel to the way I work.” Lowry is in her Saskatoon studio consistently, most mornings and evenings. “I just want to paint.

I hope to continue to play with paint, to be captivated by it,” she says. Perhaps her curiosity and daily routine accounts for what painter Jonathan Forrest — who is manager of Saskatoon’s Art Placement, which represents Lowry — sees in her work. “It’s almost a diary-like process,” he says. “She has a very direct way of putting down the paint. It’s intuitive, unpretentious.” Degen Lindner, who led Nancy’s early figure drawing classes, and her first Emma Lake studio experiences, has been a constant guide. Degen is the daughter of Ernest Lindner, an Emma Lake creative pioneer. “From Degen I learned commitment and focus, and I learned about process,” Lowry says. “Degen introduced me to new ideas, to new kinds of drawing and colour mixing, and to an oral history of the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus. She was up-front with critique, but she was always very supportive. I’ll be forever grateful for having her as my first teacher.” Lindner, who encouraged Lowry to go to art school, recalls that Nancy was “amazing right from the start. She’s fearless, not afraid of taking chances. She’s singular, eccentric, uniquely gifted. Her work isn’t easy, but she’s never tried to make it easy. It may never be easy. I have great respect for that.” — Steven Ross Smith

TIM RECHNER Inside his singular dwelling space and studio, the workings of Tim Rechner’s mind are splayed out for all to view. Mad scribbles line the studio walls from floor to ceiling — budding ideas spilling

over immediate thoughts and untethered ramblings both energized and voracious, scraps of paper ranging from post-it notes to oversized hand-stretched canvases topple over one another. Layer after layer, level after level, condensed expressions and illuminated sketches piece together every inch of available wall space. On the surface, Rechner’s studio apartment in Edmonton’s ArtsHab epitomizes a romantic notion of an “artist” space. Most people may have first seen his apartment in Trevor Anderson’s short film, Rugburn (2005), where Rechner’s actual dayto-day living space served as a set for Anderson’s tempestuous artist. Large in presence with a full head of massive dark curls and an even fuller dark beard, Rechner speaks in a very hushed and subdued tone accompanied with periodic small hand gestures. “I think the role of an artist here is to make Edmonton more culturally interesting,” he begins once we settle inside the studio with his cats, Jimmy and Harold, nearby. “I don’t want to sound spoiled or righteous, but I personally feel a drive to really create things as much as I can.” As the longest tenant in ArtsHab, the only city-sanctioned artist’s co-op in Edmonton, Rechner has rooted himself into a steady arts community. With regular exhibition openings coupled with open studio visits every six weeks, he has a continuous feed of stimuli that conveniently lingers outside his front door. A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art + Design and Red Deer College, Rechner has Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 55

SCOTT AUGUST RIGHT: Scott August, Pinecone Junction, 2007, 120V AC installation, photographic prints, 96" X 192" CENTRE: Scott August, Bull on Pink, 2005, archival print on canvas, 12" X 18" FAR RIGHT: Scott August, Hunter Series, 2002, silver gelatin print, 127 cm X 102 cm

built up his exhibitions from small cafe shows to public murals, culminating in his year-long residency at Edmonton’s Harcourt House Gallery in 2006. Expressionistic and intuitive, Rechner’s work often draws parallels to abstract expressionism, but Rechner himself doesn’t feel aligned to any formal school of aesthetics. Working from his subconscious, there is a pure approach in his already-trademark expressions between line and colour. “I’m moving in a more honest and free way than I have before,” Rechner says as he sits up and moves one arm across in a single sweeping motion. “I’m now moving my arms, and not just my wrists, and my strokes are reaching my full length span.”

that is structurally sound. “I feel like I’m on the verge of something groundbreaking,” he says of the drawings made during his residency in Spain, as well as the works completed upon return. Cash-strapped from his trip, Rechner has begun painting over older work in lieu of fresh canvas. Pausing to reflect this watershed moment, Rechner has no regrets. “I’m going over a lot of my older pieces and wondering if I really want to keep these, because I know I can do something better.” One of the results from painting over an existing work is “Morning Light,” a piece he believes to be the best work he has yet to do. Picked up by Front Gallery this past year and completing his first commercial solo exhibition in the spring, the

AUGUST SPENDS COUNTLESS HOURS COMBING SECOND-HAND STORES FOR STUFFED ANIMALS, VINTAGE TOYS AND OTHER ARTIFACTS At 6’1, the energy and physicality involved in each of his pieces have taken Rechner to a new level. After returning from a self-directed residency in Catalonia, Spain, this past summer, Rechner’s daily ritual of art-making has spawned a tighter structure to his subconscious spurts. Taking note of contemporary Spanish artist Anthony Tapies, Rechner’s signature style of abstraction is starting to crystallize into work 56 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

commercial world remains foreign to Rechner, who is more accustomed to a DIY effort. Front Gallery Director Gregoire Barber describes Rechner as somebody she has “known of” for several years. She has come to know him personally in the last year and a half and believes he just needs time. “Tim’s paintings and drawings are now starting to come together. The visual amount he was taking in overseas,

it’s just going to happen.” As the proprietor and director of a gallery representing only local artists, Barber notes that it has been an uphill battle since taking over Front Gallery three years ago. “I believe in the work, but it takes time for people to know that this work is here; that there this is a new body of work with a different style.” In the meantime, Rechner shares that he has begun applying for shows across the board from Victoria to Halifax. “I’m trying to connect as far as I can,” he says. “I’ve shown a lot here and it’s time to get to that next stage.” — Amy Fung

SCOTT AUGUST Kelowna artist Scott August is a shy guy, but he readily dons outlandish outfits and poses for his own camera, using an acute but subtle eye for social satire to create quirky personas that challenge stereotypical notions about rural identity. He donned a bright red lobster outfit — a children’s costume he found in a thrift store — to photograph himself cavorting in Lake Okanagan and posing on the rocks beside a scenic waterfall. He has also publicly erected a 25-foot digital cutout of himself garbed in a cowboy hat, plaid shirt and green oven mitts, parodying the smalltown convention of creating something — anything — to claim as ‘the world’s largest.’ “If you’re in a costume, you’re somebody else,” August says of his decision to create alter egos as fodder for techno-savvy art. He resurrects waning icons of popular culture in oblique commentaries. “If I present myself with a different

identity, then it’s a lot easier to come across in a way that makes sense for my work.” August spends countless hours combing second-hand stores for stuffed animals, vintage toys and other artifacts that trigger childhood memories of theme parks and roadside attractions. His installation at Kelowna’s Alternator Gallery paid tribute to what he claimed was a threatened national treasure — the forests that grow plaque art. In August’s eccentric imagination, the resincoated plaques grow ready-made and merely need to be sawn off logs and sold to tourists. A highlight of that exhibition was the artist talk. August, who finds it tough to speak before an audience, lip-synched his way through a prerecorded talk in the guise of an industry spokesman, giving a new twist to longstanding debates over clear-cut logging. The Q-and-A session was memorable. No matter what the question, August pressed the play button for a recorded answer. Whether rambling, non-committal or

filled with spluttering indignation, the responses seemed oddly appropriate. It’s that kind of creative problem-solving that helped August’s professors at Okanagan University College identify him as a particularly gifted student. “I always saw his potential,” says Fern Helfand, a photography instructor. “He has a very original mind.” For all his creativity, August resists critical analysis of his work. “I don’t like to have a lot of deep meaning,” he says. “Art is a visual process. I like to create situations that can be funny, or that create a dialogue so you’re not really sure what the story is. But everyone can bring their own ideas to it.” August’s exhibition last spring at the Kelowna Art Gallery, Pine-Cone Junction, was an ambitious wall installation that stitched together hundreds of digital photos of trees and cottages to create a cozy hamlet of tiny woodland abodes embedded in tree trunks and pine cones. Puffs of smoke

rose enticingly from miniature chimneys and small satellite dishes were perched perilously in nearby branches. When visitors triggered motion sensors, tiny windows lit up, revealing clues about the community’s reclusive denizens. August spent countless hours creating the work on equipment he uses for his home-based business, a digital art reproduction service. Yet despite his technical skills, he wants to avoid being labeled as a digital artist, explaining that the retro look of his work is a calculated strategy to avoid having it quickly relegated to a specific era by evolving technology. “I’m trying to make it so it doesn’t necessarily have a place and time attached to it,” he says. August has a sideline in electro-acoustic music that parallels his visual production with its pastiche of nostalgic dissonances. He gained a quick following in experimental circles as a teenager, touring in Europe and cutting two LPs on the Vancouver indie label, Scratch Records, as half of Vote Robot with Kevin Rivard. August has also produced solo work as French Paddleboat. Yet as much as the bucolic Okanagan has informed August’s cultural production, he is planning to join the region’s ongoing youth exodus by moving part-time to Vancouver to reconnect with old friends. He wants to share their creative energy and spend more time making art, particularly installations that immerse viewers in an array of technologies. No doubt Vancouver’s many secondhand stores will provide rich fodder for his offbeat vision. — Portia Priegert Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 57

SHIMA IUCHI Shima Iuchi is a traveler. From her native Japan to the interior of British Columbia, through the Gulf Islands and further east to Banff, Alberta, Iuchi’s peripatetic life has brought her into contact with new sources of inspiration for her art, while also reinforcing the themes and creative currents that have been constant in her past. It’s little wonder that movement and memory are two important themes in her work. Iuchi moved to Canada to study English and be immersed in North American culture. She had earned a Diploma in Art Management from Seian University in Kyoto, and had spent weeks evaluating the various locations for her ESL training. “I was so tired of making lists and trying to choose,” she recalls. “I had this big book of English training centres and I just closed my eyes and opened it to a page, and it was Kamloops.” After being accepted into the tourism management program at Thompson Rivers University, another lucky coincidence put Iuchi on the path towards pursuing visual arts at the school. She found the artwork intriguing in the office of Donald Lawrence, chair of the university’s visual and performing arts program. “I asked him if we could chat about the program and I don’t know how long I was in there talking, but when I left, he handed me the form to change programs,” she says. Working closely with Lawrence, Iuchi earned a diploma and eventually her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from TRU, graduating in 2003. She 58 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

SHIMA IUCHI TOP LEFT: Shima Iuchi, Memoir of Telegraph Cove, 2003, wood, photo-etched zinc plate, quotation from a travel journal TOP RIGHT: Shima Iuchi, Home 2007, resin, embroidery fabric, LED lights, steel, wood ABOVE: Shima Iuchi, Hanson Island: A Memoir of Telegraph Cove, 2003, 2005, silver gelatin print LEFT: Artist Shima Iuchi

cites Lawrence as a major influence in her work. He convinced her to keep a journal while traveling, a practice that has served as the basis for many of the works included in Iuchi’s exhibitions. Her solo shows, exhibited at galleries across North America, including Richmond, BC, Bellingham, Washington and the TRU gallery in Kamloops, have featured Iuchi’s work with memory maps. Rising from her fascination with the connection between physical geography and human memories, these pieces start with the basic map of an area, and include the stories and recollections of people who have spent time in that place. Her early forays into memory mapping were based on her own personal experiences, but with her most notable installation to date, Illuminations of Kamloops, Iuchi incorporated the memories of nearly 100 other people into her art. Filling an entire room at the Richmond Art

Gallery, Illuminations was a scale model of the topography of the Kamloops area, with recorded conversations placed in particular locations in the display. The result was an interactive piece that allowed gallery visitors a sensory experience beyond the visual. Memory has also played a significant role in a series of work that centres on whales. Kayaking in the Gulf Islands, she encountered a pod of orcas, something that triggered childhood memories of family trips to Taiji, a historic whaling village in Japan. Not only concerned with creating, but also learning about her subjects, Iuchi spent more than a year trying to contact Dr. Paul Spong, a noted whale researcher who runs a remote lab on Hanson Island, near Port Hardy, BC. After finally gaining access to Spong and his work, Iuchi was trained to recognize whale calls and now names the doctor and his wife among her biggest influences. “He and his wife are unbelievable people. Their dedication to the research is just remarkable,” she says.


Artwork emerging from that experience has yet to be displayed, but Iuchi says she is hoping to have new gallery shows in the near future. In the meantime, she has just wrapped up a year-long work study position at The Banff Centre, and she’s also recently started teaching art classes for adults. The teaching work has exposed her to new media and new means of sharing her knowledge, but it has made it harder to focus on her own work. “That experience has been good for me,” she says. “It will help me to manage my daily life and survive as an artist.” And after a year of work and re-focus, Iuchi is on the move again. She’s recently accepted a position in the Fine Art department at the University of Lethbridge, where the southern Alberta city will likely soon emerge in her artwork. — Daniel McRoberts



Childhood lost and then regained in art is the through-line to the story of 28-year-old Sarah Adams-Bacon of Calgary. Recently selected to take part in the 2007 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art in Edmonton and Banff, Adams-Bacon’s series of drawings, “Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt” was created when the artist was still attending the Alberta College of Art & Design. She graduated in 2006 with a major in drawing. Adams-Bacon is open and forthright. With no hint of embarrassment or drama she details her childhood growing up poor in a family with six children. They moved from province to province she says because of her father’s “bad business deals.” A man she describes as, “a very imposing person that you didn’t want to get mad. We were always bouncing around,” she adds. Adams-Bacon’s peripatetic existence may not have been an ideal situation in which to grow up, but it has left her with an indelible sensitivity toward childhood that she now articulates through her artwork. Her first major group exhibition was Popular at the Art Gallery of Calgary in 2005 where she presented “Reconstructions Circa Then”, a soft sculptural installation based on popular cartoon figures from the 1980s. “Grabbing onto things I had,” she says of her ongoing fascination with playthings. “We were really poor so my toys were really important to me. Every time we moved I had to leave them behind. I’ve gone through projects

ABOVE LEFT: Sarah Adams-Bacon, Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt, 2004, drawing series, ink on paper, 12" X 10" ABOVE RIGHT: Sarah Adams-Bacon, Transitional Phenomena: The Potential Space, 2003, Stride Gallery +15 LEFT: Artist Sarah Adams-Bacon

when I’ve grieved all these toys.” Reaching back to her past, Adams-Bacon takes memories and uses them as raw material for drawings, sculptures, animations and video-based works. “I dwell a lot on my own childhood,” she says. Adams-Bacon’s artwork often points out the dichotomies of childhood, but within her own environment she seems content. Divorced and now happily remarried she lives with her husband and infant daughter in a three-bedroom apartment near the core of the city. The birth of her first child at about the same time the Alberta Biennial was launched has provided Adams-Bacon the type of emotional satisfaction she has perhaps never before encountered. The twin joys and responsibilities of motherhood and a burgeoning art practice offer new challenges to Adams-Bacon. Often deprived of time she steals away moments to create art driven by the past while remaining vitally aware of her happy present circumstances. “I want her to be proud of me,” she says referring to her newborn. “I want her to be proud of my career. But I don’t Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 59

JASON FROESE BELOW: Jason Froese, Man With Gun 2, oil on canvas, 24" X 36" RIGHT: Painter Jason Froese FAR RIGHT: Jason Froese, Epilogues, oil on canvas, 48" X 84"


want to completely surrender myself to servitude for the rest of my life.” Although combining artwork and raising a baby is a new and often-demanding experience for Adams-Bacon, she is already planning her next project using videotape shot by her estranged father. “I have footage of my family in British Columbia months before my parents divorced,” she says. “I was 11 and my younger brothers and sisters were little kids running around. It’s an interesting time to look at. It’s kind of manipulating my own past, digging into it. And in some way attacking him a little bit.” Projects that are guided by the artist’s early life experiences have found a receptive public. “I’ve had people look at those drawings (“Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt”) and say, ‘I think I knew that person,’” she says. “I really enjoy that interaction.” At the end of our visit, Adams-Bacon hands me a slip of paper. She explains it’s a makeshift biography completed in longhand because the printer attached to her computer is broken. Near the end of the sheet of paper she’s printed, “Plans for the future include raising a perfect family, maintaining a wildly successful career, acquiring lush property and a loyal dog and vigilantly warding off irrelevance.” — Wes Lafortune 60 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

As far back as he can remember, painter Jason Froese says he continually drew and painted. “I always had a sketchbook as a child,” he says. “Initially, I sketched from my imagination. Then I started using photographs, which I tried to replicate in drawings and later in paintings too.” When he left Calgary and moved to Vancouver at the age of 22, Froese says that he continued to draw and paint in the evenings when he returned home from his day job. “I was putting a lot of effort into my art, becoming really serious. It wasn’t just a hobby. I was doing a lot of research and something was happening.” Froese’s growing obsession with art led him to apply at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design. “I got rejected the first time. It fuelled me and I got even more serious. I waited a year, reapplied and got in.” Froese’s work as an emerging artist continues to build on his early predilections for processing photographic images through his imagination onto the canvas. His recent studio work has been influenced by early archival photographs of western Canadian colonial history — pictures of settlers, prospectors and claimstakers. In Froese’s third solo show, called Imperfect Pictures, which he held at Vancouver’s Elliott Louis Gallery, there’s no mistaking that his large portraits represent ghostly figures from the past. The impact of portraits is made all the more evocative by Froese’s close attention to detailing the imperfections and damage often evident in old photos. Froese does much of his research on the Internet, comparing archival pictures and information from museums. “A lot of museums have the same image but some have touched up the cracks

and defects. Others leave the imperfections visible. This polishing of historical artifacts became interesting to me. Froese met influential instructors at Emily Carr who helped shape his art practice. “It switched everything around and focused me on critical thinking,” he says. “A few of the teachers, like Joy James who taught cultural theory, showed me the importance of being subversive and really doing something with my work.” He says that he isn’t using old photos for sentimental reasons, rather he is “trying to subvert, not celebrate the colonial past. My work is a critique of history.” After graduation from Emily Carr in 2006, the painter’s work caught the attention of Elliott Louis gallery manager Joan Miller. “Every year we do a show of emerging artists and we pick six or seven people who impress us. We liked Jason’s work and the unusual use of old photographs in his work,” Miller says. Miller decided to continue representing Froese after that first encounter. Froese also won a scholarship to do a sixweek residency at The Banff Centre after Emily Carr. He says the residency influenced him to move in new directions. “I’m in a transition, becoming more elaborate. I used to focus my paintings on a single person.” Froese is now working on a series he calls Epilogues that uses multiple images. One of them incorporates more than 40 different views. “I’m also using material from films as well as photographs. I’ve been taking the final frames from various movies and TV shows and painting them. Directors tend to linger on the final shot and it’s what the viewer is left with. I like working with that particular emotional response.” — Beverly Cramp



ABOVE: A.Y. Jackson (at left) and Nicholas de Grandmaison (no date)

RIGHT: Nicholas de Grandmaison, Jim Knife, n.d., pastel on paper, 76.2 X 55.9 cm. Collection of Mark Ferrari

“You have here a series of formal ceremonial portraits of people that capture the essence of the sitters,” says curator Gordon Snyder. “It’s like he could see right through them. One of his subjects said that de Grandmaison had taken all the conceit out of him in the process of painting his portrait, and then in two strokes put it all back in.” Snyder didn’t spend a lot of time ruminating before deciding to assemble a major exhibition and catalogue on Nicholas de Grandmaison, known for his formal portraits of Plains people. His goal has been to deconstruct the ability the artist had in documenting his subjects in a way that went deep below the surface. While he may be an underappreciated and relatively obscure artistic figure in the early days of the 21st century — known primarily by Western Canadian art historians and a tight, dedicated circle of collectors — de Grandmaison cut a much wider swath in the mid-20th century. Best-known for his portraits of First Nations people, de Grandmaison’s oeuvre covered the whole of western Canada, capturing many of the west’s key figures, including politicians, business giants and religious leaders. Along the

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way, he was named an associate member of the Royal Canadian Academy, and he received the Order of Canada and an honourary degree from the University of Calgary. “He was a fine artist and an articulate portrait painter,” says Snyder, asked to access this enigmatic figure in a phrase. But even with the artist’s significant five decades of work, his raw biography drew Snyder in on its own. It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that de Grandmaison’s biography seems plucked wholesale from the pages of a romantic Edwardian adventure novel — a fact that didn’t escape the notice of the perceptive Edmonton-based curator. How else do you describe the life of a Russian aristocrat and military officer who fled to Canada after the Russian revolution, eventually ending up in Western Canada in 1923, an eccentric artist who was drawn into the Aboriginal communities of the Canadian prairies and devoted the bulk of his career to capturing their portraits? “De Grandmaison was painting at a pivotal time in western Canadian history,” Snyder says. “ He made friends with all these historically important people and painted thousands of works documenting the period.”




ABOVE: Nicholas de Grandmaison, Young Indian Male, oil on canvas, n.d., 35.6 X 30.5 cm. Collection of Nicolas N. de Grandmaison

With a special interest in exhibitions around historic western Canadian artists, Snyder has curated Drawn from the Past: The Portraits and Practice of Nicholas de Grandmaison. It’s an extensive traveling exhibition and catalogue centred on 21 important First Nations and Métis portraits (including notable images of Good Eagle, Sun Chief, Grasshopper and Senator James Gladstone). The Fall 2007 show at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery — which will be followed by an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton in the summer of 2008 — was culled from the university’s huge collection of de Grandmaison artworks. The archive includes more than 100 finished pastel portraits and drawings, and crates of material including taped recordings of his First Nations subjects, published reviews and articles, manuscripts and studio equipment. The Edmonton show will be supplemented by de Grandmaison works from that gallery’s own collection. (The artist’s work is also held in a variety of other large collections, including some key private holdings like the one owned by Calgary-based Shaw Communications). The original idea behind Drawn from the Past was to explore de Grandmaison’s life through the filter of the less-well-documented Lethbridge holdings. Given the wealth of artifacts available to him, Snyder decided to include some related artifacts, including the buckskin costume and eagle headdress he wore when he was made an honourary member of the Peigan Nation in 1959, sound clips based on interviews with his subjects, and recordings of traditional songs.

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The exhibition catalogue includes some 70 colour works, plus photographs and — key to Snyder’s intellectual interest in de Grandmaison and a larger history of visual art — a selection of drawings. “I personally love drawings and see them as artistically important,” Snyder says. “The drawings can give you a sense of how the finished polished work was completed. This is why I’ve also included unfinished work.” Ultimately, Snyder adds, de Grandmaison’s raw artistic talent and his dogged work documenting the lives of Canada’s Aboriginal and Métis people puts him in a small and rarefied group, including Paul Kane, Cornelius Krieghoff, and the early 20th-century painter Edmund Morris. Born in 1892 into an aristocratic Russian family, de Grandmaison was raised in a culture-friendly atmosphere, studying art, music, history, languages, cartography and topography. Serving as an officer in the First World War, de Grandmaison was captured, and spent most of that conflict in a German POW camp. With the help of connections he made during a post-war sojourn in England, he immigrated to Canada. Initially settling in Winnipeg, de Grandmaison first came into contact with Plains Indian culture, and got the idea to paint their portraits. Like most intellectuals of European extraction in that era, de Grandmaison feared that the Aboriginal way of life — if not they themselves as a people — was on the verge of vanishing. While this idea seems odd and politically incorrect in our contemporary era, where populations are booming, the reality was markedly different in the ‘20s and early ‘30s. Not only were First Nations

lations plummeting at the time, but leading scholars in the field — including Diamond Jenness, author of the key 1932 study The Indians of Canada — firmly believed that Aboriginal cultures were doomed. Convinced that the people and their cultures were disappearing, de Grandmaison began painting the Plains Indians in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and eventually the Queen Charlotte Islands and south into the deserts of the Southwestern United States. “He felt he had a mission to capture what he saw, including people who had attended historic treaty signings, and had participated in the last buffalo hunts, or in the case of High Eagle, the last living warrior from the Battle of Little Big Horn,” Snyder says. “My goal is to tell his story and not to say if it was right or wrong.” Given the sense of mission and historical destiny he possessed, it’s no surprise that de Grandmaison developed strong friendships with his subjects, which led to the largerscale documentation he collected, including tapes captured on a now-defunct Gray Audograph recorder. Snyder was startled to discover the recordings among the University of Lethbridge’s largely uncatalogued de Grandmaison holdings. “Even Hugh Dempsey (de Grandmaison’s biographer) didn’t know about these recordings,” says Snyder. “I spent two weeks going through all these boxes in the archives. He kept everything. This includes photo albums of him in the POW camps as well as portraits of other Russian and German officers.” He spent a year on the meticulous research that went into both the show and the catalogue.

While de Grandmaison was an eccentric and occasionally prickly person, Snyder notes he was deeply charismatic and made friends easily. This gregarious personality goes far to explain the thousands of letters Snyder found in the archives, including correspondence from the widest possible swath of humanity — British lords, bishops, premiers, presidents, Indian agents, First Nations friends, priests and patrons are all represented through their letters to the sociable artist. Snyder says that he was particularly lucky that all of the artist’s remaining children got involved in the project, including his daughter Sonia de Grandmaison. These intimate connections helped him greatly in identifying the range of goods in the archives. Snyder began his research with the initial idea of putting together a book on the artist, but soon realized the material was there for an important retrospective exhibition. He approached the University of Lethbridge with the idea. “I was told they weren’t interested in having a guest curator do a show on him,” Snyder recalls. “I decided to go ahead and do my research, and after a week of my showing up every day, they approached me to do the show.” A year in, the exhibition opens to the public, a gratifying milestone for the curator. “I really didn’t want to see this fascinating man and his work get buried.”

ABOVE LEFT: Nicholas de Grandmaison, Mary Dodging a Horse, n.d., oil on canvas, 61 X 50.8 cm. Collection of Nicolas N. de Grandmaison

ABOVE RIGHT: Nicholas de Grandmaison, Native Portrait (Good Eagle, Siksika), n.d., Pastel on paper, 63 x 50 cm. From the University of Lethbridge Art Collection: bequest of Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison, 1994

Drawn from the Past: the Portraits & Practice of Nicholas de Grandmaison is on September 14 to November 2 at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 65





“Visual art here is no passing fancy,” says Marilyn Smith about the city of Lethbridge, Alberta. Director of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, one of a few institutions in the city devoted to contemporary art, Smith lived in Lethbridge in the early 1970s, and returned in 1995. She noticed a difference right away. “The community is more vital now, and has grown in the number of people involved (in art) and the depth of their commitment,” she says. Located along the Oldman River about two hours south of Calgary, Lethbridge’s art community has deep roots and multiple branches. An intricate network of supports sustains and promotes the community, including a university with a strong art department, a nationally respected contemporary art gallery, a vigorous visiting artist program, and dynamic grass-roots groups, businesses and individuals. There are many signs of this renewed community commitment. The Allied Arts Council has a new higher profile, the City of Lethbridge is purchasing public art, local architect John Savill supports two exhibition spaces in his office building, the Trianon and Petit-Trianon, and more artists are calling Lethbridge home. “Young artists see Lethbridge as a viable place to live and base an art practice,” says artist Mary-Anne McTrowe. 66 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

Installation artist David Hoffos, whose own practice is gaining an increasingly international reputation, agrees. “Resources are readily available and Lethbridge is an affordable place to live and rent a studio,” he says. With affordable rents, more artists can graduate from ‘kitchen table’ studios to larger spaces. “Space has an impact on the scale of your vision and production,” Hoffos adds. He turned the main floor of a building that formerly housed a Chinese grocery into a studio and exhibition space. Supportive mentors also make a difference. “As a student I was a technician for Janet Cardiff as she moved from photography to installation,” says Hoffos. “That cross-pollination provides fertile ground when people are working in similar ways at the same time. We had a spirit of sharing and collaboration that was valuable as I developed as an artist.” Hoffos now makes a point of mentoring others. “I like to put energy into younger artists so they can benefit from my experience,” he says. The interactions also encourage him to continue evolving his art practice. “After graduating from the University of Lethbridge, I moved closer to Toronto thinking I’d have more exposure to a professional art community,” says Daniel Wong, who recently returned to Lethbridge after getting a Master’s of


Fine Arts from the University of Western Ontario. “I came to realize just how good I had it in Lethbridge.” Wong considers the small city a great place for artists. “The arts community is close-knit and supportive,” he says. “The University and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery provide a constant influx of artists and new ideas.” Shanell Papp was born in Lethbridge and continues to call it home. “I feel no urge leave, right now” says Papp, who earned a BFA from the University of Lethbridge in 2006. “I’ve had great support from my art professors as a student and even after I graduated.” She’s been involved with the Trap\door artist run centre, working with artists including Jill Flaman, Mary-Anne McTrowe, Leila Armstrong, Chai Duncan and David Hoffos. Trap/door is one of several grass-roots organizations that have sprung up in the city, each filling a particular niche and adding to the richness of the art scene. Groups including Trap/door, Burning Ground, Gallery Potemkin, P2, and ( )ette Collective organize exhibitions, provide support, feedback, studio space and, in some cases, grants. Papp was recently selected for the Gushul Studio Residency and Collaboration Project, a Trap/door initiative that brings together two artists in different media. The

petition, funded by an Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant, is open to all Alberta artists and the award includes a onemonth stay at the historic Gushul Studio in the Crowsnest Pass, art supplies, and an honourarium. “It’s an exciting prospect to step away from work and family obligations, and have time to work on my art,” Papp says. “Since my practice is extremely labour intensive, this is invaluable.” Calgary artist Hye-Seung Jung was selected to share the studio with her. Papp is also in the OPPOSITE PAGE: Artist Shanell Papp group exhibition Moody Idols at with her 2005 installation Homebody the Helen Christou Gallery at the TOP: The University of Lethbridge, University of Lethbridge later this designed by acclaimed Canadian archiyear. tect Arthur Erickson Although geographically ABOVE: A still from Mary-Anne somewhat isolated, artists in McTrowe's work I Was a Lady Lethbridge have always forged Sasquatch: Domesticity for the links to the wider arts world. For many years the Lethbridge Sketch Endangered Species Club invited artists including A.Y. Jackson, Walter J. Phillips and H.G. Glyde to teach workshops. “Sketch Club members were serious about their art and the work they created was very good because they had good instruction,” says curator Joan Stebbins, who curated Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 67


an exhibition of work from the group’s early years (1936 to 1950) at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. A.Y. Jackson often visited his brother who lived in the area, and made friends with local ranchers as he painted the southern Alberta prairie landscape. “Our landscape always elicits comment from visiting artists,” says Stebbins. “It has long attracted artists from across Canada.” For 40 years, the University of Lethbridge has provided a solid pillar of support for the arts. Arthur Erickson designed the first building on campus, a TOP: David Hoffos, Scenes from the spectacular landmark in the city House Dream, Kitchen, 2007, detail, that nestles into the river valley mixed media installation with landscape around it. The miniature model, video, audio University’s Art Department has ABOVE: Dan Wong, Footnotes always attracted faculty who were from the Underground, 2006, video also strong artists willing to share projection installation their expertise with the community. Janet Cardiff, who represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in 2001, taught at the University from 1989 to 2000 and continues as an adjunct professor. The University houses another unexpected treasure in its art collection, with more than 13,000 objects ranging from the 19th through the 21st century. It’s one of the most signif68 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

icant holdings in any Canadian post-secondary institution, with work by artists including Henry Moore, Robert Rauschenberg, David Salle, Emily Carr and Arthur Lismer. Since the mid 1970s, the University has also operated its Visiting Artist Program, exposing students and the community to a range of artists, curators, designers, and architects. The program has in turn made artists from across Canada aware of the Lethbridge’s art scene. The list of visiting artists, which now numbers more than 55 a year, has included Christopher Pratt, Tony Scherman, Takao Tanabe, Althea Thauberger, Rebecca Belmore and Robert Davidson. “This program is wonderful and constantly exposes us to new ideas and a broad scope of artistic practices,” says Shanell Papp. For more than 30 years, right in the centre of the city the Southern Alberta Art Gallery has exhibited what the gallery describes as the ‘art of the day.’ Founding director Allan MacKay had a history of involvement with contemporary art and set the tone for the Gallery. It’s a myth that you must live in a large centre to have a successful art practice. “In reality if an artist’s practice is successful, they’ll get shown,” says McTrowe. According to Daniel Wong, since the art world works by mail submissions, “I can live anywhere I want.”

Lisa Klapstock, Picture 1, Toronto, 2006, digital c-print.

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ABOVE: Inside the Art Gallery of Calgary

OPPOSITE: Art Gallery of Calgary CEO Valerie Cooper (at left) and curator Donna Wawzonek

More than any do-it-yourself suburbanite, Valerie Cooper knows how a renovation can grow out of control. After all, since taking on her duties as president and chief executive officer of the Art Gallery of Calgary in 2004, the two heritage buildings that house the operation have been in a near constant state of repair. The buildings were extensively remodelled in 2000 when the AGC (then known as the Muttart Gallery) moved from its location in the Memorial Park Library. Two years later the space was redesigned, and in September 2005 a campaign optimistically called Finishing Touches put $265,000 into paint, new furniture, signage, lighting and sound systems. Then in March 2006, the gallery closed for almost a month while the entranceway was remodelled and the hardwood floors refinished. Given all the headaches associated with the work, it is probably a good thing that this last round of renos included new office windows that will open onto the street. Cooper could probably use a breath of fresh air. On the day we met in her sunny office — furnishings donated by Ikea, a couple of paintings by William Perehudoff on the walls — the floors of the upper gallery were being sanded. The work could clearly be heard through the wall, but Cooper was unfazed. As has been evident since her arrival on the job, she knows how to screen out distractions. This ability served her well when the AGC’s financial straits became apparent a short time into her tenure. “The gallery was in a bankruptcy position,” she recalls. “There

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were various liens on the building — people who had been looking for their money for upwards of three years.” Cooper began by calling creditors and offering them a paydown on the debt (in some cases 20 or 30 cents on the dollar) and meeting with the four banks that held the Gallery’s accounts to see if any of them would extend the $1 million or so the gallery needed to deal with its debt, as well as its mortgage payments. The fact that First Calgary Savings agreed is proof of its commitment but also to Cooper’s financial acumen — she has a master’s degree in management and worked at the Glenbow Museum for seven years — and persuasive powers. Those powers were tested further when, about three weeks into her job, city inspectors paid a visit, declared the building unsafe and announced that it should be closed. Cooper convinced these officials to give her three weeks to correct the deficiencies, and the gallery remained open. Barely. When she found the time to look up, Cooper saw more problems. “You can imagine where I was sitting,” she says. “We don’t have the money to meet payroll, we have a building that is not up to code, and management before me had made a commitment to bring in a blockbuster exhibition.” That show had a price tag of $80,000 and its title — The Basement Show — was appropriate because the AGC had hit rock bottom. The tumble had been a long one, but it spoke to the unique circumstances of the AGC. In 1977 when it was founded as the Muttart Gallery, the organization was the



ABOVE: Inside the Art Gallery of Calgary

OPPOSITE LEFT: Alex Janvier, Untitled, acrylic on paper, 13" in diameter

OPPOSITE RIGHT: Painter Alex Janvier

brainchild of the Calgary Public Library, which was seeking to raise money to restore its Memorial Park branch. According to Richard White, director of the Muttart from 1985 to 1995, the library created the gallery and then sold the naming rights to the Muttart Foundation. This curious relationship meant the gallery paid no rent from its inception until 1990 — it also meant that it was never a collecting gallery. In those 13 years, the Muttart grew from a grassroots organization to a professionally run operation, one that enjoyed good community support by virtue of hosting student groups and a slate of art classes. In fact, it had outgrown its space, so when the library began charging rent a few things became clear. “We thought, If we were going to pay for our space we might as well start looking for a facility that would accommodate our programs,” White says. By the end of White’s tenure, an anonymous donor had offered to fund the purchase of a new space and the search was on. It wasn’t until 1997 that the two buildings — one completed in 1902, the other in 1903 — on Calgary’s historic Stephen Avenue were secured. White served as chairman of the smART Move campaign, which raised more than $2.3 million to finance the move and renovations. Looking back he says, “We knew it was a big job, but you never quite appreciate how big a job it is to renovate an old building.” The size of it is evidenced by the fact that the work is just wrapping up (10 years on) and by the financial strain it engendered. But the move had other, perhaps larger, organizational implications. “If you go back on the history of the

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gallery there are probably two or three times in the 30 years that we really jumped into bigger boots,” says Cooper. “That move was a milestone.” With the installation of environmental controls in the upper gallery, the work will (finally) be finished. More importantly, this final touch will allow the gallery to book museum-quality shows that have previously bypassed the AGC, and to some extent, the city. “The argument in this city keeps swirling around and around: ‘Oh, we need a public, contemporary art gallery,’” Cooper says. “We are the public contemporary art gallery.” Her job now is to convince others of that fact. While Cooper says support has been strong in the community — plumbers and the floor refinishers have worked for reduced rates, appliances, moving services and furniture have been donated — government funders cut support when the gallery was in trouble. “We are still fighting for funding to come back to 2002-2003 levels,” Cooper says. “Currently about 24 per cent of our budget — $1 million — comes from government, that’s federal, municipal and provincial, and the other 76 per cent we fundraise every year.” She is confident government funders will step up, in no small part because the gallery reported a surplus of $72,711 at the end of fiscal 2006, its first surplus since 1999. Even as the gallery’s financial health has improved, there have been some issues around curatorial staffing. In February chief curator Alexandra Keim left her post after six months on the job. Her successor, Donna Wawzonek, arrived in March from Regina’s Dunlop Gallery and has been settling in. Cooper is now looking forward to shifting her focus from the AGC’s balance sheet. She is in the final stages of establishing a foundation that will administer an endowment — she is shooting for $10 million — that will be raised by a new organization, the Friends of the AGC. That money will ensure financial stability for the gallery, and allow it to turn its attention to other concerns. “The last three years have been very focused on creating financial stability and getting the building to a point where it does justice to the exhibitions and public programming that happen under its roof,” Cooper says. The new environmental controls mark the end of that process. “Then everything — the effort, the time, the donations we’re going after — will shift from completing the building and move more toward programming,” she adds. This fall, Cooper plans to be sipping champagne with staff, board members and invited guests. It should suffice to celebrate the 30th anniversary of an organization that was on life support only a few years ago.

THE KING OF COLD LAKE Acclaimed painter Alex Janvier headlines the Art Gallery of Calgary’s fall season As part of the 2007 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art (co-presented by the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton and Banff’s Walter Phillips Gallery), the Art Gallery of Calgary hosts an exhibition of the work of Cold Lake, Alberta-based painter Alex Janvier through January 5. Under the theme Living Utopia and Disaster, the works featured in the Biennial are billed as “discrete reminders that hopes are often matched with impending catastrophe, actions with adversity, and that Utopia is mostly built on disasters.” Janvier is living proof of that premise. Of Dene Suline and Saulteaux descent, Janvier’s 72 years have been marked by tragedy and triumph, struggle and success. Like many of Canada’s Aboriginal people, as a child he was sent by the government to a residential school. But it was at the Blue Quills School that Janvier first began painting, and today he’s an internationally recognized painter who this year was named to the Order of Canada. The 2007 Biennial will include a special exhibition celebrating Janvier’s esteemed career. The pieces in the AGC show will include a survey of past works, as well as new paintings, which address the decimation of traditional hunting and fishing grounds.

Galleries West: At age eight you were uprooted from your family and sent to the Blue Quills Residential School. What was that experience like?

Alex Janvier: It’s not a favourite subject of mine. We were just uprooted from our parents. The RCMP were on hand and told them if they didn’t let us go that there would be trouble. We lost out and so did our parents. It wasn’t an ideal situation there at all. GW: Do emotions from that period of your life emerge in your work?

Europeans normally know close at hand — to go to art school was just a formality. I was already painting. GW: Who or what influenced you in those early days?

AJ: Well, Carl Oldenburg. The other person would be the head priest at the residential school, Father Roland. He was a Parisian educated man, a French priest who came to Canada, and he was the principal at the school. He knew a lot about art. He understood what I was doing.

AJ: I wouldn’t want to blame bad paintings on that [laughing]. But it affects me even to this day, although I’ve gone back to the place of hurt. I went back to that school. It’s something I don’t want to live inside of me anymore, but it will never be forgotten.

GW: Is your art rooted in particular cultural traditions?

GW: When you studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design there were no other Native students in your classes. What was that like?

GW: After studying in Calgary and teaching in Edmonton you returned to Cold Lake. Is that region of Alberta an inspiration to you?

AJ: It was lonely. But I was very good at what I was doing and so I became quite preoccupied with my studies. In fact, I had taken serious tutoring by Carl Oldenburg from the art department at the University of Alberta. He tutored me from the time I was about 14 up to around 18. So I knew more about art and design, the things that

AJ: Oh yeah. There’s a beautiful lake here. It’s at the beginning of the Boreal Forest, what used to be the beginning of the Great Plains. Today it’s not quite the same, but the thing that’s really special here is the large lake. It’s really a wonderful thing to have.” — Amber Bowerman

AJ: It’s an absolute Janvier cultural intrusion into the art world [laughing]. I made my own trail. That’s how I got here. I created something different.

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ROBERT GENN A chance sighting of a famous Canadian painter left an indelible impression on Robert Genn as a child, and seems to have foreshadowed his long career as a landscape artist. In 1940, at age four, he was riding through Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park in the back of his grandfather’s Hupmobile coupe when he spied a woman in her late 60s sitting outdoors on a folding chair, painting a bridge. “Look, Papa, an artist,” exclaimed the boy. “Her name is Emily Carr,” confided his grandfather in hushed tones. “Some people think she’s crazy.” Though he never again saw the artist he still affectionately calls “that crazy woman,” Genn subsequently came to know and admire Carr through her paintings. “I’m glad I caught sight of her once,” he says today in a telephone interview from his home in Surrey, BC. “She’s had a major influence on my work.” Lawren Harris was another famous Canadian painter who influenced Genn’s work. They met casually as neighbours in Vancouver’s Point Grey district in 1961, when the 25-year-old Genn was trying to establish himself as an artist after studying industrial design at the Art Center School in Los Angeles. He ran into Harris while out walking near his home, and told the artist he was having difficulty painting skies. “Turn your picture upside down,” advised the Group of Seven leader. “Paint down from the trees to the clouds at the bottom of the picture to get the perspective right.” “It was very valuable advice,” Genn acknowledged afterwards. “Painting upside-down helps you to control the gradation, and work up into the trees in a more abstract manner.” Genn has long known he was destined to become a professional artist. He received early encouragement from his parents, and rendered his first drawings and paintings on the off-cut paper and cardboard his father brought home from the Victoria factory where he worked as a sign painter. At age 12, he entered a local hobby show and sold his first painting — a watercolour of a hummingbird and its nest. When his father started his own sign-painting business in the 1940s, Robert took advantage of the opportunity to learn silk-screen process printing. Though he attended university in Victoria and Vancouver for seven Robert Genn at ‘Shale-splitters’ on the Opabin Pass, Yoho National Park


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years, taking various courses that appealed to him, including psychology, sociology, and history, Genn never earned a degree in anything. Mostly, he just doodled in the margins of his notebooks. He didn’t graduate from the Los Angeles Art Center School, though he learned about designing automobiles. “I think I’ve got some form of attention deficit disorder,” he says now, half-jokingly. Genn had no lack of focus when it came to painting. He held his first solo exhibition while studying in Los Angeles, and painted almost non-stop for six months when he returned to British Columbia and established a small studio on Vancouver’s Pender Street. He supported himself as a freelance advertising artist while refining his craft, and filled his studio with watercolours and oils of Vancouver gardens, flowers, and remembered scenes from the coast. Eventually, he chose 24 of his best paintings from different genres and burned the rest. “That was really the seed that got me into the galleries,” he says. By the time he was in his late 20s, this largely self-taught artist had convinced himself he could succeed as a full-time painter. A Vancouver gallery, The Art Emporium, had sold a few of his landscapes, and more sales seemed imminent. “I believed in the system,” says Genn. “I knew there were artists out there who not only survived, but thrived. This business about artists being poverty-stricken was a bunch of

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BS.” The keys to success, he decided, were professionalism and productivity. “To be a successful apple vendor you must always have apples in your cart.” In 1964, when he was 28, Genn married Carol Shimozawa, a Vancouver-based CP Air flight attendant he had been dating for two years. “I was tired of getting postcards from faraway places,” he wrote in his 1981 memoir, In Praise of Painting. They settled initially in Amsterdam, and spent the next 18 months travelling around Europe in a used Volkswagen bus that they bought for $500. Genn took photographs and painted along the way. He eventually covered their trip expenses by selling a dozen paintings to tourists at a hotel in Spain. They returned to Canada by freighter and spent 15 days travelling in the VW from Halifax to Victoria, where they spent Christmas with Genn’s family. They subsequently converted the bus into a mobile studio with a desk and permanent easel that Genn could use for travelling around Canada in search of inspiration and subject matter. Before moving to their present home in Surrey, Robert and Carol lived south of Vancouver in the coastal town of White Rock, which offered an abundance of attractive outdoor subjects for a developing landscape artist. They raised three children, and all of them inherited Robert’s love of creativity. “We don’t have any doctors or lawyers here,” he says proudly. Son Dave Genn, born in 1969, plays guitar with the Vancouver rock group, 54-40. Son James, 35, writes and directs films and television series, and his twin sister Sarah is a musician and painter who has travelled the length of the Mackenzie River on painting expeditions with her father. She has also painted with Genn in the Grand Canyon, along the West Coast Trail, and, this past spring, in the mountains of Yoho National Park. They followed in the footsteps of Group of Seven co-founder J.E.H. MacDonald, who painted in the Lake O’Hara region of Yoho between 1924 and 1930. Before heading out, Genn said it would be like “dying and going to heaven” because “you’re putting your bottom on the same rock that this important Canadian artist sat on.” Some of Genn’s acrylic sketches from the recent Lake O’Hara trip are scheduled to be included in a solo exhibition, Mountain Work, at Banff’s Canada House Gallery between October 18 and November 2. “The show was very carefully timed to share the bounty of work that would domino from his trip,” says curator Barbara Pelham. “It’s an absolute honour to work with Bob and share his work with the world.” The Banff show was also timed to coincide with the


release of a new hardcover book by Genn, titled Love Letters to Art. Combined with reproductions of paintings he has done on location in various parts of the world, the book includes 120 of the more than 600 newsletters Genn has been writing twice weekly since 1999 for his website, The website began as a way of communicating with the people who had read and enjoyed his 1997 handbook, The Painter’s Keys: A Seminar with Robert Genn. It now reaches 50,000 online subscribers with its reflections on the painting life and an extensive resource of art quotations. In 2005, Genn used the website to lead an international fight against a Chinese online company,, that had lifted thousands of high-resolution images of paintings without permission from gallery and dealer sites around the world, and put them on sale at prices as low as $15. Genn, whose paintings sell for as much $30,000, found 120 of his images on the Chinese site. When the Canadian government and the Chinese embassy in Ottawa failed to help him, he mobilized his online subscribers to bombard the offenders with e-mails calling on them to cease and desist. “It seemed to work,” says Genn. “We got 800 Canadian artists taken off that site. One by one, they fell like leaves.” Currently, Genn is in the process of recording some of

his website letters onto a CD with background music provided by daughter Sarah on vocals accompanied by a New York bassist named Keith Whitty. “There’s no economic motive in it whatsoever. It’s just been a fun thing to do.” At age 71, Genn is still prolific in the studio, producing enough acrylic paintings on canvas to keep busy at least ten of the 20 Canadian galleries that handle his work. “They’re the ones in the front seat taking the bugs in their teeth,” he says. “I run them like a mutual fund. When one is pulling on the oars, the other one may be slacking off. You might not even hear from one for a year. But it all still works out. There’s enough cash flow to keep on working.”

ABOVE: Robert Genn, To Awaken in Such a Place, acrylic on canvas, 36" X 40"

In addition to his October show at Canada House, Banff, Genn will also open an exhibition December 2 at Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg. His work is also represented in Canada at Heffel Gallery, Vancouver; Hambleton Gallery, Kelowna; West End Gallery, Edmonton; Assiniboia Gallery, Regina; Hollander York Gallery, Toronto. Brian Brennan is a Calgary author and journalist whose profiles of Western Canada’s distinguished established artists appear regularly in Galleries West. His latest book is How the West was Written: The Life & Times of James H. Gray. Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 77

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Solstice May 12 – June 26, 2007 Virginia Christopher Fine Art, Calgary Reviewed by: Wes LaFortune

SEAN RANDALL Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

New Paintings June 8 – June 20, 2007 Keystone Gallery, Calgary Dina O’Meara

You don’t walk into a landscape by Sean Randall, you manoeuvre your way through his vision of fields, scrub and bright skies, attracted by the artist’s use of texture and colour to build a sense of perspective the closer you come to the canvas. All the components of a prairie landscape are present, made with meticulously narrow strokes of the brush — the sheaths of grain, the leafy trees, a backdrop of mountains in the distance. But the overall effect is a patchwork quilt of perspective. As viewers in the new Keystone Gallery (in Calgary’s Art Central complex) approach Randall’s large acrylic pieces, the complexities of each painting surface as the painter uses a lattice of images to lead the eye through a game of multi-layered visual hopscotch. The use of a grid to deconstruct a landscape and bring different perspectives of the same subject to a painting is a departure from Randall’s previous, more traditional watercolour landscapes. The work is an unplanned venture into his past as an architect and architectural illustrator. “For me, doing the work was a very liberating way of painting, believe it or not,” Randall says from his home on the outskirts of Regina. A graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture, Randall was strongly influenced by painting instructor Gordon Adaskin and the surrealist architect John Hejduk. The New York-based Hejduk designed buildings within buildings, taking geometrical shapes and distorting them into exaggerated forms that weren’t intended to be lived in. The architect worked off a nine-square grid that, rather than bringing the viewer’s eye to a centre point, created a space at the centre. It’s a technique Randall uses to fill his canvases. “For me it was very liberating to establish an objective system, but then to be completely free and open within that system,” he says. The artist’s six pieces reflect a structural discipline based on a 15 by 15 square grid. In “Wolf Tree”, painted in tones of green, purple and the golden light of late afternoon, two leafy trees stand out against the sky in an otherwise bare landscape. As you look closer, each square tells a different story. With “All Four”, Randall has ostensibly painted a winter landscape, brushing in a few cattle wandering in a grey, cropped field. But interspersed in the painting’s patchwork squares are vivid images of the landscape during all the seasons, allowing viewers to relive the area’s yearly cycle as Randall experienced it.

Peter Deacon, Solstice (detail), 15" X 15" mixed media panels, 2007

The Solstice arrived early at Calgary’s Virginia Christopher Fine Art. The exhibition by Calgary-based painter Peter Deacon covered more than seven metres of the gallery’s wall space, a multi-media piece comprised of 37 panels. Using the Continental Divide near Banff as a meeting point between east and west, Solstice is a clever visual metaphor that explores western and eastern values. Subtle shifts in colour on each of the panels create a luminous and expansive work that underscores the unrelenting forward march of time. Postage stamps, fragments of topographical maps and a manipulated photo of one of the peaks in the Rockies (that appears on each of the panels) are set into its constituent parts to form a multi-faceted puzzle that asks viewers to try and unlock its artful mysteries. The other works that complete this exhibition include five mixed media pieces from Deacon’s earlier Facing West – Looking East series, which conceptually began life in 1988 when Deacon was an artist in residence at The Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Studios. Unlike Solstice, which uses board as its foundation, in this series copper plates form the base of each piece. Again taking a collage-like approach, the artist embeds within the context of the five works fragments of maps, correspondence and photographs. The seductive patina of the copper is what makes each of the five pieces stand out, with Deacon taking full advantage of the metal. Deacon has planted the sheets of copper in the rocky soil of the Rocky Mountains (near the Continental Divide). He leaves the plates underground for months at a time, until they’re retrieved with the help of a handheld GPS navigation system. The technique marks the copper with unique characteristics that could never be recreated in the studio, and the result is a collaboration between the artist and the Earth. This unusual creative approach has been a continuing presence during much of Deacon’s career as a visual artist and educator. A long-time fine art instructor at the University of Calgary, Deacon was recognized in 2004 (along with fellow instructor and artist Marjan Eggermont) with the Alan Blizzard Award for his contribution to first year engineering courses. Art and engineering might seem an unusual combination, but Deacon’s innovative approach brings together the disparate worlds to surprising effect.

Sean Randall,


All Four,


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Sampling: appropriated images from the Rococco to the Internet When: June 7 – 30, 2007 Where: Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver Reviewed by: Beverly Cramp

At first glance, animal lovers will have a difficult time viewing CorriLynn Tetz’s latest paintings at Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery. Six of the seven works are images of hunters posing with their kill: a man ➤➤ Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 79

exhibition reviews squatting, rifle in hand, behind a dead grizzly bear; a man standing in a relaxed pose beside a downed buffalo; and three unsettling pictures of men embracing the limp lifeless body of a leopard. The subject matter isn’t necessarily Tetz’s primary interest. The artist chose her images from the Internet to, as she writes, “use specific and personal events to question archetypal statements about control, documentation, pride and failure.” Certainly hunters represent a statement about control – the control over another creature’s life. Yet Tetz’s wider body of work is concerned with investigating mementos and cultural signifiers that are used to construct meaning. Through such investigations, Tetz leads to the discovery of what she calls, “the inherent absurdity of everyday life”. Tetz uses her skill with painting technique to distort any sense of photorealism in her images and induce a sense of the distance between a recalled event and the memento we use to represent the memory. In “Safari #3”, the picture of a leopard hunter holding his prey in an absurd embrace, posturing for the camera, the picture resembles a black and white photo that has been treated with a blue colour wash. Broadly brandished brush strokes are clearly visible especially in the ground foliage and the sky. Even more striking is how Tetz’s minimal use of line and detail produces animated facial expressions. Viewers can’t help being thrown into the psychological world of the figures. The exhibition includes one non-hunter painting. “Separate” depicts two women and a man at a party. The man wears a party hat and is dressed in a white shirt and tie. Suspenders hold his trousers high up on his waist. Tetz’s theatricality is clearly evident in this evocative piece. The panel looks separated at the front with the two women on one side and the man on the other. The women appear to be dressed up and one has the hint of an earring, indicated by a splash of white paint, almost more a reflection than a piece of jewelry. All three characters have eyes downcast. Are they sorrowful? Tired? Pensive? This painting leaves the interpretation up to the viewer.

Corri-lynn Tetz, Safari #1, 2007, oil on panel, 16.5" diameter


Carnaval Photographs & Paintings; Selected Prints & Drawings; Mixed Media Works 1963 - 2002 When: June 25 – Sept 15, 2007 Where: Teck Gallery, SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver; Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby; Evergreen Art Centre, Coquitlam Reviewed by: Ann Rosenberg

NATHAN BARTLEY Exhibition: When: Where:

The Salt People June 1 - 23, 2007 Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC Reviewed by: Susan Andrews Grace

Nathan Bartley’s installation The Salt People is a poetic examination of single moments as if they last an eternity. Bartley renders grief and separation in black and white, exploring internal and external landscapes. Bartley limits materials, technique, and palette in this examination of two pre-patriarchal stories — the Old Testament story of Lot’s Wife and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Lot’s wife is told to not look back at the burning city of Sodom, but she does and she’s turned to a pillar of ash and salt. Orpheus goes into the underworld to plead for Eurydice, who has died of snakebite. Orpheus is allowed to retrieve her as long as he does not look back at her. In his anxiety he looks and she vanishes forever. In both stories someone looks back, lingers, and loses the beloved. The Salt People are those who look back in memory, identify with their loves, and become frozen in one or the other divisions of the psyche, male 80 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

or female. “Thoughts, like salt, appear and dissolve,” Bartley writes in his artist’s statement. “Nothing is permanent despite our need for a stable conceptualization.” The 29 works in The Salt People are contour drawings, made with acrylic paint on raw muslin and various papers. Bartley sometimes layers torn cloth over images. He chose muslin for its lightness, the feathery quality of its torn edges and its scrim-like amplification of shadow. The show is also influenced by Chinese landscape and Japanese brushstroke. Bartley spent his early youth in Asia studying meditation traditions. This accounts for the authority of his technical expression and the Taoist flavour of his analysis. There’s also a North American, 21st century sensibility in the overlay of imagery. “Bad Lot”, in its pun on the Old Testament character, is a suite of nine works in which the largest, approximately 10 feet by five feet, is a headless male figure in a boxing posture with a vacuum cleaner-like hose wrapped around his neck, as well as a mélange of marks, images and abstract shapes. The central image is flanked with four smaller pieces on either side — a group of CNN broadcasters on the right, and on the left faces covered in muslin, figures with Pierre Berton bow ties, suggesting a sameness of nonconformity and maleness. A Marilyn Munroe/mid-century figure peppers the installation with her hourglass figure, girly hair and 50s dress. She appears five times in the suite “The Three Judges” and 13 times in the whole installation. The Salt People effectively expresses Bartley’s ideas about the psycho-spiritual polarization of male and female, as well as north and south, east and west. The mood of the show is dark, and it suggests that the artist holds out little hope for us or our planet. And yet there is also mercy in these meditations, a prayer which may just join heaven to earth with a massive gesture of balance.

Nathan Bartley, Blinding Angels, 2007, acrylic on raw muslin,1'11" X 2'5"

Over 100 expertly chosen works by Marianne Schmidt are hung in three concurrent shows in the Lower Mainland, and the installation of work at each venue elucidates and astounds. Together, they constitute a fitting memorial for a reclusive, eccentric artist who died at 87 in 2005. At the time, she had been virtually forgotten by the local art community, which had recognized her unusual gifts when she began her career in the mid‘60s after enrolling in the Vancouver School of Art at age 42. According to Robin Laurence — an executor of Schmidt’s estate and one of the curators of the retrospective — Schmidt left a legacy of “approximately 3000 works on paper, most of which have never been shown.” Only the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Ghent, Belgium (one of the lenders to the retrospective) owns a ➤➤


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exhibition reviews large body of her work. The Burnaby Art Gallery is, so far, the most avid collector of Schmidt’s prints and works on paper. For this multi-venue exhibition, Schmidt’s earliest work is installed in the Burnaby Art Gallery. It shows how she displayed and transcended her influences from the beginning. Two late 60s intaglio etchings called “In the Forum” and “Carnaval” depict bizarre crowd behavior in the streets of imaginary urban settings, rendered in bird’s-eye perspective. On the whole, Schmidt out-Brut’s Art Brut by going beyond Jean Dubuffet’s belief in “savagery, instinct, mood, violence and madness,” creating images where dismembered bodies and body parts drift. The Burnaby exhibition continues with a section on Schmidt’s art in other print (or mixed) media, including the striking Pop-Art influenced 1974-5 work called “On the Road to Lake Titicaca”. In this lithograph, a piece of pink luggage decorated with stylized flowers is an ‘intruder’ in her black and white portrait of the barren road to the world’s highest lake, as if it were a gaudy, overdressed stranger waiting for a bus that would never come. The Burnaby show leaps ahead in time (chronologically) to end with two l990s examples of the type of collage-based Xerography prints that the artist continued to make until 2002. These attractive pieces have a Surrealist look. The imagery is delivered by the then-controversial color-copier. The Mixed Media Works exhibition at the Evergreen Centre in Coquitlam contains more works than the other two venues and covers the greatest time frame. It starts with several 1963-5 pieces from Schmidt’s student days, then presents six more examples from the suite of ‘realistic’ drawings alluded to in the other venues, then fast-forwards to the mid ‘80s and beyond to showcase the expressionistically rendered figurative works on paper that display Schmidt’s whole-hearted embrace of the style of George Baselitz, Jean Michel Basquiat and Francis Bacon. These painterly outpourings of her cynical, black-humored observations on human angst and emotions are as immediate as the representational drawings and Xerographs are studied. In all three parts of the retrospective, Schmidt exposes many aspects of herself in a fearless fashion — creating images of despair, jealousy, anger, marital dysfunction, exhibitionism and hysteria. Bill Chandler — a long-time collector of Schmidt’s art — said at the opening that he thought that in terms of dealing with sexuality and violence Marianna’s work “goes to places that Jack Shadbolt never found.”

Marianna Schmidt, Untitled, 1993, mixed media with collage on paper, 29.5 X 21 cm

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THE 2007 ALBERTA BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART When: Where: When: Where: Reviewed by:

June 27 – Sept 9, 2007 Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton Oct 27, 2007 – Jan 6, 2008 Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Gilbert A. Bouchard

The theme of this sixth Alberta Biennial is “Living Utopia and Disaster.” Curated jointly by the Art Gallery of Alberta’s head curator Catherine Crowston and Sylvie Gilbert, senior curator at the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre, new works by 22 artists from various centers around Alberta were chosen for the way they address the paradoxical nature of life in 21st-century Alberta. 82 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

We live in a place particularly rife with tension-wracked oppositional communities, symbolized by the extremes of the resource extraction industry balanced by an increasingly vocal green movement. It’s somewhat melodramatic and cliché as a theme, but it’s also a truism, especially in boom-time Alberta, where boundless optimism is married to a nagging sense of dread. It’s a show of work by artists from across the province, from senior artists to emerging artists, so the take on this particular theme is diverse. While boasting more painters than the previous incarnation of the Biennial, there are a several adept examples of sound installation, video, fabric art and electronic media. Given such a broad, controversial and versatile theme, the broad sweep of artists assembled ends up betraying multiple political leanings and philosophical tactics. Some artists have taken a direct path in addressing the idea of utopia/dystopia through an exploration of international war hot-spots. These include a series of paintings by Julian Forrest based on internet pictures of soldiers from Afghanistan holding guns (sometimes in self-portraits from sites like and an eerie set of videos (projected from tiny TVs recessed in equally tiny portals in the gallery’s walls) by Mary Kavanagh depicting people frolicking holiday-style on the gargantuan white sand-dunes of an American missile testing ground. The most disturbing work in this category is a large landscape/still-life triptych painted by Chris Flodberg. His more-realist-than-not paintings juxtapose lush formal banquet settings with scenes of the urban devastation of war. The effect of Flodberg’s work is glaring, neatly off-setting the dual concepts of guilt and pleasure that transfix the developed world. These big thematic connections between hope and catastrophe are also addressed in works from a profoundly personal perspective. The installation piece created by Jonathan Kaiser, “Lost Boys and the 100 Year Mortgage,” a tiny, vaguely Victorian-style room filled with empty cages and terraria, comments on the tension between the artist’s childhood fantasies and dreams and his often conflicting, adult desires. Meditative and claustrophobic, Kaiser creates an articulated discourse about potentiality and the hunger we all have to grow and expand our horizons.

Lynne Allen: Shortcut to Heaven and Across a Divide, March 15

to April 28, 2007 at Urban Shaman and Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg. David Cantine: Unflat, April 14 to June 10, 2007 at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton. Toni Hafkenschied and Tim van Wijk: Handheld Landscape, March 30 to May 5, 2007 at AKA Gallery, Saska-

toon. Erin McSavaney: Universal Uniform, April 21 to May 12,

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ALBERTA INDEX Banff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Black Diamond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Blairmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Bragg Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Calgary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Camrose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Canmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Cochrane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Didsbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Donalda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Drumheller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Fort MacLeod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Fort McMurray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Grande Prairie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 High River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Jasper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Kananaskis Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Lacombe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Lethbridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Medicine Hat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Okotoks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Red Deer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Rosebud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Waterton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Wetaskiwin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Wildwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX Abbotsford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Bowen Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Cherryville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Comox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Courtenay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Duncan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Galiano Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Golden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Grand Forks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Invermere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Kamloops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Kelowna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Nanaimo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Penticton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Qualicum Bay/Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Prince George. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Salmon Arm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Salt Spring Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Sechelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Silver Star Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Sooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Terrace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Tofino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Vancouver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Whistler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 MANITOBA INDEX

Brandon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Churchill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Gimli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Winnipeg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Winnipeg Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 SASKATCHEWAN INDEX

Assiniboia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Estevan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Lumsden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Meacham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Melville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Moose Jaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 North Battleford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Prince Albert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Regina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Saskatoon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Swift Current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Yorkton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Dawson City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Inuvik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Whitehorse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Yellowknife. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

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area. Specializing in authentic Canadian art, sculpture, jewellery and giftware the extended gallery provides the opportunity to offer the stunning original works of local photographers Bruno Engler and Doug Leighton, the bold modern oil paintings of Mark Sharp and the captivating watercolours of Thep Thavonsouk. Daily 10 am - 9 pm. CANADA HOUSE GALLERY PO Box 1570, 201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5 T. 403-762-3757 F. 403-762-8052 Toll Free: 800-419-1298 A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art — paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Banff Springs Hotel, 403 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-760-2382 Toll Free: 800-310-9726 New to Banff — Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian Art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both wellestablished and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. SUMMIT GALLERY OF FINE ART 120 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1E1 T. 403-762-4455 Toll Free: 888-358-4455 This welcoming, spacious gallery features the Canadian landscape through painting, photography and sculpture and offers a large selection of art jewellery, ceramics and hand-blown glass — all informed by nature. Large selection always available even during solo exhibitions. Private viewing room provided. Centrally located at 120 Banff Ave up the stairs. Daily 10 am - 9 pm. THE QUEST GALLERY 105 Banff Ave, Box 1046, Banff, AB T1L 1B1 T. 403-762-2722 F. 403-760-2782 WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 2469, 110 Bison Courtyard, 211 Bear St Banff, AB T1L 1C2 T. 403-762-2214 Toll Free: 866-859-2220 Recently relocated from Waterton Park, the Willock and Sax Gallery carries a diverse selection of Western Canadian historical and contemporary art, with a focus on fine Alberta artists — including original paintings, photography, prints and drawings, functional and fine art ceramics, sculpted/stained/handblown art glass, sculpture, jewellery and woodturning. Daily from 10 am. 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 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. BLACK DIAMOND Commercial Gallery TERRA COTTA GALLERY 110 Centre Ave, Box 689 Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5047 Begun as an outlet for their own ongoing work as potters, the ‘dudes’, Evonne and Robert Smulders have created a formidable gallery showing art in diverse media created primarily by artists living in southern Alberta. Wed to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appt. BLAIRMORE Public Gallery CROWSNEST PASS PUBLIC ART GALLERY 14733 20 Ave, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0 T. 403-562-2218 F. 403-562-2218 Located on scenic Hwy 3 in Frank, the Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery features an eclectic selection of rotational exhibitions throughout the year. The Gallery Gift Store offers a wide range of fine arts and crafts created by local and area artists. Donations are accepted. Open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, and weekends and holidays from 1 to 4 pm. BRAGG CREEK Commercial Galleries SUNCATCHER’S DESIGN STUDIO 4-Old West Mall, PO Box 840 Bragg Creek,, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-265-6200 F. 403-278-6299 Recently relocated to Bragg Creek, SunCatcher’s has provided residential and commercial custom stained glass and sandcarved glass to the Calgary area since 1979. They are pleased to offer in-home consultation for custom work. The gallery features an ever-changing variety of leaded windows, vintage paintings, lithos, blown glass, raku, new and vintage jewellery, and various artists works. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun and Mon noon - 5 pm.

NEW TOWN The long-time Waterton Park seasonal gallery, Willock & Sax has moved to a new year-round location at the Bison Courtyard (211 Bear St) in Banff. 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 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 per-

sonal, 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 A non-profit, artist-run centre exhibiting contemporary artwork. Provides an experimental venue for artists to develop their practices, in whatever medium they choose. The gallery is committed to ongoing excellence in exhibitions, lectures, special events and publications. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. THE NEW GALLERY Unit B27, 200 Barclay Parade SW, PO Box 22451, Bankers Hall RPO Calgary, AB T2P 5G7 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 From its new location on the second level of Eau Claire Market, 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 CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-543-9900 This landmark building on the NW corner of 7th Ave and Centre St SW in downtown Calgary has been 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 visit website or call for Sandra Neil. ART MODE GALLERY 399 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A5 T. 403-508-1511 F. 403-508-1510 Located just minutes from the downtown core, this 3,000 square foot gallery is home to more than 50 Canadian artists and several internationallyrenowned artists. Many styles and media are represented including eastern and western Canadian landscapes. Also located in Edmonton and Ottawa. Open every day. ARTFIRM GALLERY 617 11 AVE SW, Lower Level, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-1344 F. 403-206-1399 Artfirm presents an expanding group of artists working in a full range of media including painting, sculpture, and innovative media. Artfirm is committed to the sale of exceptional, contemporary artwork by local, Canadian and international artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. 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. ARTS ON ATLANTIC GALLERY 1331 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T2 T. 403-264-6627 F. 403-264-6628 The gallery showcases an eclectic mix of fine Canadian art and craft. Five minutes from downtown, it is a warm, intimate space in historic Inglewood. Mediums include painting, copper, glass, jewelry, wood, specialty cards, photography and native leather and beading. The book arts and classes are a specialty. Wed to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm and by appt. ARTSPACE GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SE, Crossroads Market, 2nd level Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-269-4278 F. 403-291-0356 Located in an historical building 5 minutes from downtown, the gallery showcases established and emerging Canadian artists with an ever-changing kaleidoscope of paintings, sculptures, prints and photography, as well as fine craft media such as glass, ceramics and metals. Fri 4 pm - 9 pm, Sat, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART 107-100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-262-3356 Represents professional Canadian and International artists working in diverse media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing and photography. The artists represent distinctive artistic practices in terms of their approach, technique and themes. The result: work that is compelling, fresh and engaging. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, First Thurs till 8 pm, Sat noon - 6 pm.

TRANSITIONS The loss of the Jean Fosbrooke Gallery to the wrecker’s ball taking down Penny Lane in Calgary was only temporary. Jean has found a new ‘home’ for many of her artists and herself, in association with Patti Dibski’s art consulting company, Gibson Fine Art. Their secondfloor space on 17th Avenue, next to Mount Royal Village, is now open to the public. COLLAGE 206-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-3330 COTTAGE CRAFT 8330 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-252-3797 F. 403-252-6002 THE CROFT 2105 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-1212 F. 403-214-1409 DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 737 2 ST SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 Recently relocated to the heritage Lancaster Building just off Stephen Avenue Walk. 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 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY CALGARY 725 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-264-4414 F. 403-264-4418 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and now in Calgary, 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. FOURBYFIVE GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY 14-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-263-1515 Dedicated to the establishment of photography as a collectible art form, the gallery displays a collection of contemporary photography from several established local photographers. All photographs are processed to archival standards. The gallery’s mission is to participate in the education and understanding of the collection of photography as art. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. FRAMESWEST 1221 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S9 T. 403-265-8338 Long-known for their collector quality framing, the gallery has extended its ‘artful living’ theme at its location in Inglewood with paintings by Lisa, exclusive leather furniture by Selene, glass by Starfish Glassworks, pottery accessories by Jonathan Adler, leather rugs by Saas and resin works by Martha Sturdy. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 866-425-5373 Extensive collection of fine artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Wood, Desrosiers, Lyon, Hedrick, Min Ma, Simard, Brandel, Schlademan, Anderson, Cameron, Crump and Degenhart. Calgarys largest collection of bronze — by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Taylor, Danyluk and Weaver. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat till 5 pm.


August 31, 2007 – January 5, 2008

The Alberta Biennial Celebrates Alex Janvier Curated by Donna Wawzonek Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 2007 In collaboration with the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre, AGC is pleased to showcase a series of paintings by Alex Janvier, one of Alberta’s most influential Aboriginal artists. Complementary to the theme of this year’s Alberta Biennial, Janvier’s work presents a unique approach to political concern through his signature style of curvilinear, gestural painting strokes, abstract imagery and biting political commentary. Your gallery. Today’s art 117 – 8 Avenue S.W. P: 403.770.1350

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 Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 100-602 11 Ave SW - lower level Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 T. 403-265-1630 F. 403-265-1634 This contemporary, New York-style gallery boasts an impressive 4600 sq ft of original art work ranging from glass sculpture to abstract oil paintings and photography. The gallery, which can accommodate events of up to 300 people, is anchored by a central art deco bar, three plasma screens and a sophisticated sound system. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. GIBSON FINE ART LTD 850 16 Ave SW, 2nd floor, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9 T. 403-244-2000 Now showing the artists of Fosbrooke Fine Arts. The gallery showcases contemporary art in a wide variety of styles and media and of significant regional and national scope from emerging and established artists of the highest quality. Thurs 11 am - 8 pm, Fri 11 am to 6 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment. HARLEKIN GALLERIES 8330 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-253-4046 An eclectic gallery bringing a fresh new look to the art scene in the southwest part of Calgary, Harlekin showcases original works of art by well-known and emerging artists in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Professional framing onsite. Located in Heritage Plaza at the corner of Macleod Tr and Heritage Dr. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 - 5 pm.

Barbara Amos, New Growth, 24" x 72", (4 panels), Oil on Canvas

Barbara Amos September 22 - October 6

Barbara Amos Wanda Rottenfusser October 20 - November 3

Wanda Rottenfusser Raymond Theriault & Ray Van Lune November 17 - December 1

Raymond Theriault & Ray Van Lune Kensington Fine Art Gallery LOCATED IN THE DESIGN DISTRICT

102, 628 - 11 Avenue SW Calgary Alberta T2R 0E2 403-228-2111 Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 85

NOTE: Some numbers on the Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity, or in the same direction by arrow. 1 2 2 2 2 2

Alliance Fran_aise Gallery Art Central Axis Contemporary Art Bracken Studio Gallery Collage Fourbyfive Gallery

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INFLUX Jewellery Gallery Keystone Art Gallery Nova Scotian Crystal Quab Gallery Studio Todorovich Swirl Fine Art & Design Tyrrell Clarke Gallery Art Gallery of Calgary Art Mode Gallery artfirm Artists of the World artpoint Gallery Arts on Atlantic Gallery

HARRISON GALLERIES 709 A 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-229-4088 F. 403-920-0494 The gallery carries a select collection of traditional and contemporary artwork representing local, regional and internationally renowned artists. Tues to Thurs 11 am - 6 pm, Fri and Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. Other location in Vancouver. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 101, 1111 - 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 The Herringer Kiss Gallery represents provocative and innovative artwork by emerging and mid-career Canadian artists. Artists include Harry Kiyooka, Bill Laing, Marjan Eggermont, Ken Webb, Reinhard Skoracki, David Burdeny, Charles Malinsky, Jeremy Herndl and Elizabeth Barnes. Tues to Fri 11 am 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. INFLUX JEWELLERY GALLERY 201-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-7527 F. 403-266-7524 Specializing in Canadian contemporary art jewellery, INFLUX carries the work of over 40 artists. Find simple and understated objects to wear everyday — or extravagant, sculptural art pieces. Materials range from silver and gold to rubber and felt. Rotating

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Artspace Gallery BRiC Gallery Centennial Gallery Cottage Craft Harlekin Galleries Leighton Art Centre The Croft Devo Art Gallery Diana Paul Galleries Douglas Udell Gallery EMMEDIA Gallery FramesWest Gainsborough Galleries

exhibitions. Openings and demonstrations from 5 pm -8 pm on First Thursdays. Mon - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. JOHN SCOTT GALLERY 111-908 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A3 T. 403-244-9993 F. 403-244-9943 Located in the historic Devenish Building on trendy 17th Ave SW, John Scott Gallery showcases a variety Canadian and international artists. They specialize in contemporary style art including landscapes, still life’s, abstract, and figurative. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 am, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, and by appointment. KENSINGTON FINE ART GALLERY 102-628 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 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. Recently relocated to 11th Ave SW between 5th St and 6th St. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. KEYSTONE ART GALLERY 207-100 7 Ave SW (Art Central) Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-237-6637

20 Gallery of Canadian Folk Art 21 Glenbow Museum 22 Gerry Thomas Gallery 23 Gibson Fine Art 24 Harrison Galleries 25 Herringer Kiss Gallery 26 Illingworth Kerr Gallery 26 Marion Nicoll Gallery 26 Mezzanine Gallery 26 Peters Gallery 26 Ruberto Ostberg Gallery 26 The Nickle Arts Museum

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John Scott Gallery Kensington Gallery Loch Gallery Masengo Gallery Masters Gallery Micah Gallery Museum of the Regiments Galleries Newzones Gallery Paul Kuhn Gallery Rowles & Company Ltd Rubaiyat Gallery Skew Gallery

The Keystone Gallery promotes art created by Canadian emerging to established artists with art in all media and a focus on regional artists. There are regularly scheduled solo, group and themed exhibitions. Custom framing and installation services, design and art consultation. Mon to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm and by appt.

RE-POSITIONING Calgary photographer Steve Speer, has re-positioned a portion of his FourByFive Gallery of Photography in Art Central, Calgary as a cooperative of several photographer colleagues showing their work on a rotating basis. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 Toll Free: 866-202-0888 Established in 1972 and recently opened in Calgary, 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

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Stephen Lowe Art Gallery Stride Gallery The Collectors’ Gallery Tr_panierBaer Triangle Gallery Truck Virginia Christopher Fine Art 46 Wallace Galleries 47 Webster Galleries

interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Ron Bolt, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Also located in Winnipeg and Toronto. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MASENGO GALLERY 1216a 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1 T. 403-262-8889 MASTERS GALLERY 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 Celebrating more than 30 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. NEWZONES 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 Opened in 1992, Newzones represents leading names in contemporary Canadian art. The gallery has developed strong regional, national, and international followings for its artists. The focus has been a program of curated exhibitions, international art fairs and publishing projects. Services include consulting, collection building, installation and appraisals. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. NOVA SCOTIAN CRYSTAL 112-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-237-8003 F. 403-237-8069 Toll Free: 888-977-2797 At NovaScotian Crystal, traditional mouth-blown, hand-cut glassware is not so much a craft as a way of life. Running counter to a world-wide trend to mechanization, a small band of craftsmen took matters into their own skilled hands and in 1996 NovaScotian Crystal was born on the Halifax Waterfront — the only maker of handcrafted crystal in Canada. Drop by the new Calgary showroom to experience the beauty of handmade masterpieces. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 724 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. QUAB GALLERY 212-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-261-2855 F. 403-261-4855 An intriguing art gallery environment with edgy surroundings where the work of Canadian artists is exhibited in an atmosphere of unobtrusive intimacy. With a special Quebec/Alberta connection, Quab wants the viewer to delve into the mind of the artist and be transported into a world that has been created just for them. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 6 pm, Sun by appt.

NEW GALLERY The John Scott Gallery recently opened in the Devenish Building on 17th Avenue in Calgary under the directorship of owner Scott Beitel. 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. RUBAIYAT GALLERY 722 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7 T. 403-228-7192 From its inception in 1973, Rubaiyat has been a purveyor of the finest quality handcrafts. Whether it be the sumptious color of an off-hand blown glass piece, the grain of exotic wood, or the brilliant combinations of precious metals and stones in its jewellery collection, their aim is to inspire the visitor and craftsman alike. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. RUBERTO OSTBERG GALLERY 2108 18 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3T3

T. 403-289-3388 This bright exhibition space in the residential community of Capitol Hill shows a variety of contemporary art styles and media in an inner city location for artists and art lovers to meet and interact. Some of the work is produced on-site by artists working in the adjoining Purple Door Art Studio space. Tues to Sat noon - 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 25 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. SWIRL FINE ART & DESIGN 104-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-5337 Tracy Proctor launched Swirl in June 2006, in order to promote other independent artists. The vibrant and diverse artwork draws art lovers from Calgary and further afield. Currently representing ten established and aspiring artists, all from Western Canada, the gallery showcases an abundance of talent with a broad range of styles. Consultations and commissions are available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. THE COLLECTORS’ GALLERY OF ART 1332 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-245-8300 F. 403-245-8315 Specializing in important Canadian art from the 19th to the 21st century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and Group of Seven. The Collectors’ Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

Andrew Kiss

THE PETERS GALLERY 1904 20 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 1H5 T. 403-210-0078 F. 403-269-3475 Established in 1993, this eclectic gallery and framing studio 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. TRÈPANIERBAER 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 wellknown 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. TYRRELL CLARKE GALLERY 213-100 - 7 Ave, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-245-4281 VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 816 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5

“Last Light”, Oil on Canvas, 12” x 40”

Also represented by: The Artym Gallery Invermere, BC White Rock Gallery White Rock, BC Adele Campbell Gallery Whistler, BC Tutt Art Galleries Kelowna, BC “Mountain Chickadee” Oil on Canvas 20” x 24”

Le Balcon d'art Saint Lambert, QC (403) 229-0045 Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 87

T. 403-263-4346 Established in 1980, the gallery has earned a national reputation among discerning collectors of contemporary Canadian art. Exhibitions change monthly, showcasing museum-calibre, original paintings, sculpture and ceramics by artists with well-established reputations. Representing the Estate of Luke O Lindoe (1913-1999). Gallery open Tues to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm. The Vue Cafè serves lunch 11 am - 4 pm. Inquiries invited for private functions. WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 In the heart of downtown Calgary, Wallace Galleries Ltd. has been a part of the art community since 1986. With regular group and solo shows the gallery is proud to represent some of Canada’s most accomplished and upcoming contemporary artists working in oils, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor as well sculpture and pottery. There is always something visually stimulating to see at Wallace Galleries Ltd. 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. 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 Public Galleries ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE GALLERY 1221 2 St SW, 2nd floor, 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.


Michael Foers, Untitled, 48” x 36”, acrylic o/c

by Michael Foers

Maya Eventov, Birches, 48” x 36”, acrylic o/c

October 19 – November 14 and featuring Maya Eventov

Suite 111, 908 - 17th Ave SW (Devenish Building)

Calgary, AB T2T 0A3 (403) 244-9993

88 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

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 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. 403-221-4274 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 $12; Sen $9; Stu $8; under 6 free; family $37.50. 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, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682 LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8, By Millarville, 16 km south of Calgary off Hwy 22 west 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 sales — 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. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. MARION NICOLL GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7625 F. 403-289-6682 MEZZANINE GALLERY 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1T1 T. 403-220-4913 MUSEUM OF THE REGIMENTS GALLERIES 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T3E 1T8 T. 403-240-9723 F. 403-686-1280 Experience the sites and sounds of Canada’s military history through five permanent and one changing exhibition gallery, from the time when the North West Mounted Police arrived in Alberta through a journey with the men and women of the Canadian Forces spanning the globe. Bookstore and Library. Mon to Thurs 9:30 am - 9 pm, Fri to Sun 9:30 am - 4 pm. 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 Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St, Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 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 including J.

Brager, B. Cheng, R. Chow, H. deJager, K. Duke, J. Kamikura, E. Lower Pidgeon, J. Peters, A. Pfannmuller, K. Ritcher, D. Zasadny — all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appt.

works by 25 central Alberta artists. The approachable and welcoming atmosphere is ideal for browsing and buying. Full custom framing services available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

Celebrating Visual Culture

DONALDA CANMORE Public Gallery DONALDA GALLERY FOR THE ARTS 5002 Main St, Donalda, AB T0B 1H0 T. 403-883-2255 A crossroads for art creators and art appreciators, the gallery is located in the historic Imperial Bank of Canada building with a commanding view of the Meeting Creek valley. Features a permanent exhibition of ceramics, water colours and oil paintings by native son, Luke Lindoe along with changing exhibitions by professional, emerging and beginning artists from the area. Just north of Stettler at Hwy 53. Open May through October.

Big Roan, pastel, Susanne Loutas

Commercial Galleries ELEVATION GALLERY 100-729 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 With new street-front location housing the works of more than 20 visual artists, the Elevation 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.)

DRUMHELLER THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 Established in 1980, the Avens Gallery features original work by local and regional senior artists: Alice Saltiel, Zelda Nelson, Elizabeth Wiltzen, Tony Bloom, Thep Thavonsouk. Changing displays highlight a variety of paintings and photographs as well as fine craft and sculpture in glass, clay, wood, metal and bronze. Website updated daily. Open daily 10:30 - 5:30, extended hours in summer. THE CORNER GALLERY 705 Main St, Box 8110, Canmore, AB T1W 2T8 T. 403-678-6090 Toll Free: 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. Phone for hours. Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 COCHRANE

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 DIDSBURY Commercial Gallery 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

19 Perron Street St. Albert AB T8N 1E5 P: 780.460.4310 • F: 780.460.9537 E:

ON EARTH Nov 1 to Dec 1, 2007 Works by Susanne Loutas and Judy Schafers

EDMONTON AND AREA Artist-run Galleries 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. LATITUDE 53 10248 106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5 T. 780-423-5353 F. 780-424-9117 Founded in 1973 by a collective of Edmonton artists, Latitude 53 supports the research and development of new artistic practices and concepts, and encourages experimentation by artists through diverse programming. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat Noon - 5 pm.

Intimate setting also available for small functions

the VAAA Gallery presents . . .

Gary Langman & Judith Martin

NEW GALLERY Well-known Alberta photographer Gerry Thomas is taking his work public, along with that of other artists, in new, self-named galleries on 11th Avenue in Calgary, a seasonal off-shoot in Waterton Park, and a space in the 7th Street lofts adjacent to Kohon Designs Inc in Edmonton, which has also moved into the fine arts field. SNAP GALLERY 10309 97 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 0M7 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 Agnes Bugera has been in the art gallery business since 1975, and is pleased to continue representing


landscape paintings by

Detail, Path Less Travelled, Gary Langman

Commercial Galleries RUSTICA ART GALLERY #4-123 2 Ave West, PO Box 1267, Rustic Market Square, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B3 T. 403-851-5181 Toll Free: 866-915-5181 Housed in a rustic log building in downtown Cochrane, this warm and inviting gallery specializes in fine art original paintings and sculpture by local and Western Canadian artists notably the Western Lights Group (Murray Phillips, Roger D. Arndt, Jonn Einerssen, Brent Heighton and Vance Theoret). Local artists include Rick Berg, Lisa Wirth, Ann Perodeau, Shannon Luyendyk and Lorri PullmanMacDonald. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

Commercial Galleries MELTING POT GALLERY 196 1 St W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y4 T. 403-823-2483 F. 403-272-0222

Profiles Public Art Gallery

october 4 - november 3, 2007 VAAA Gallery 3rd flr, 10215 - 112 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 1.780.421.1731 toll free 1.866.421.1731 Located in Harcourt House Arts Centre

Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists 5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401 "Tulips" by Joyce Kamikura Mixed Media on Canvas

Art Supplies, Complete Framing Department, Prints, Posters, Gifts

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NOTE: Some numbers on the Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity, or in the same direction by arrow.

1 Agnes Bugera Gallery 2 Alberta Craft Council Gallery 3 Art Beat Gallery 3 Profiles Gallery 3 Studio Gallery 4 Art Gallery of Alberta 5 Bearclaw Gallery

an excellent group of established and emerging Canadian artists. Spring and Fall exhibitions offer a rich variety of quality fine art including landscape, still life, and abstract paintings as well as sculpture and photography. 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. Home and corporate consulting. Certified picture framer. Part of St. Albert Artwalk - May through August. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 Specializing in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art since 1975 from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Jane Ash Poitras and David Morrisseau. 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.

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5 Scott Gallery 6 Centre d’Arts Visuels d’Alberta 6 Johnson Gallery South Side 6 Picture This Gallery 7 Christl Bergstrom’s Red Gallery 8 Douglas Udell Gallery

CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave , Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z9 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, both recent and past work including still lifes, portraits, nudes and landscapes. 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, and now in Calgary, 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. 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 3K5 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-488-2952 Located in Edmonton’s gallery walk district. Since

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Electrum Design Extension Centre Gallery Fab Gallery Fringe Gallery Front Gallery Gerry Thomas Gallery Kohon Design Inc Harcourt House Gallery

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VAAA Gallery Lando Gallery Latitude 53 Little Church Gallery Multicultural Gallery Pro’s Art Gallery Peter Robertson Gallery Rowles & Company Ltd

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 GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 139-10309 107 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K3 T. 780-232-7497 Located in the 7th Street Lofts in the heart of downtown Edmonton, this unique industrial-style gallery shows a wide variety of original artwork from international artists and some of Western Canada’s most impressive artists. Featuring one-of-a-kind glass work, sculpture, paintings and photography. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. JOHNSON GALLERY SOUTH SIDE 7711 85 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3B4 T. 780-465-6171 KOHON DESIGNS INC 143-10309 107 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K3 T. 780-428-6230 F. 780-428-6249 Kohon Designs, situated in the heart of downtown

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Royal Alberta Museum SNAP Gallery The Works Gallery TU Gallery West End Gallery

Edmonton, offers signature style and quality in custom furniture design, original artwork, photography, glassware and sculpture. The European look and complementary cappuccino bar create a pleasant environment. Their professional consultation services include leasing options for corporate and business collections. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. LANDO GALLERY 11130 - 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 Edmonton’s largest commercial art gallery in the centre of Edmonton was established as Lando Fine Art in 1990 by private art dealer Brent Luebke. It continues 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. PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY 10183 112 St, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M1 T. 780-452-0286 F. 780-451-1615 The former Vanderleelie Gallery boasts one of Edmonton’s most elegant contemporary art spaces. Established in 1992, the gallery represents artists at various stages of their professional development and working in a variety of media. Under the ownership and direction of Peter Robertson, the gallery mounts 15 exhibitions each year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

Shirley CordesRogozinsky Imposed Restriction

Shirley Elias Piano Forte

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

Fine Art & Professional Custom Framing


Alberta Highway 53 The Artist’s Journey Exhibiting the works of: Margreet Beekman, Sandra Bingeman, Cindy Brown, Colleen McGinnis, Dee Poisson and Sonja Zacharias

Carl Beam - Sep 29 to Oct 11 Alex Janvier - Oct 20 to Nov 1 Maxine Noel - Nov 3 to Nov 15 Aaron Paquette - Nov 24 to Dec 6

Syncrude Raven, watercolour on paper by Alex Janvier

Artists will be in attendance at official show openings. Aug 27 - Sept 8, 2007 Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove Spruce Grove Art Gallery 35 - 5th Ave, Spruce Grove, AB 780-962-0664 Official Opening: Sept 1, 1-4 pm Sept 14 - 30, 2007 The Gallery on Main Second Level, 4910 - 50th Ave. Lacombe, AB • 403-782-3402 Official Show Opening: Sept 14, 7-10 pm Oct 10 - 23, 2007 Beatty Heritage House 5014 - 51 St., Rimbey, AB Official Show Opening: Oct 13, 12-5 pm Contact: Dee Poisson (403) 335-8389 or for further information. M&J


The Gallery on Main LACOMBE

Bearclaw Gallery 10403-124 St. Edmonton, Alberta T5N 3Z5

TEL: 1+(780) 482-1204

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PICTURE THIS! 959 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7 T. 780-467-3038 F. 780-464-1493 Toll Free: 800-528-4278 Picture This! framing & gallery have been helping clients proudly display their life treasures and assisting them to discover the beauty of the world through fine art since 1981. Now representing the Western Lights Artists Group and offering a diverse selection of originals by national and international artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat till 5 pm. PRO’S ART GALLERY & FRAMING 101-10604 178 St, Edmonton, AB T5E 2S3 T. 780-486-6661 Pro’s Art specializes in original oils and giclèes from both established & emerging artists. Landscapes, still lifes, figurative works and florals are all well represented. They also offer professional art instruction and fine art framing. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Tues and Thurs till 7 pm. 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. Second location in Calgary. 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

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pulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am -5 pm. TU GALLERY 10718-124 St., Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1 T. 780-452-9664 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 Galleries SPRUCE GROVE ART GALLERY Melcor Cultural Centre, 420 King St, PO Box 3511 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A8 T. 780-962-0664 F. 780-962-0664 Administered by the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove, the gallery is located in a new building along with the Spruce Grove Library. It shows original works by members of the AAC with a new featured artist every 3 weeks. They host several members’ shows each year, as well as an Alberta-wide Seniors & Open Art Competition. They sponsor ongoing classes for adults and children. Mon to Sat 10 am 8 pm. THE STUDIO GALLERY 11 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E3 T. 780-460-5993 F. 780-458-7871 Public Galleries 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 works by

ACC members. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine crafts including pottery, blown glass, jewelry, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more. All are hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; closed Sun. ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 100-10230 Jasper Ave, Enterprise Sq (former Hudson’s Bay building) Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 Founded in 1924, the gallery is the only museum in Alberta strictly devoted 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 artrelated issues. Temporary location during expansion and renovation. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thurs until 8 pm (free admission 4 pm - 8 pm), Sat & Sun 11 am - 5 pm. CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS D’ALBERTA 9103 95 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 EXTENSION CENTRE GALLERY 8303 112 St, 2nd Flr, University Extension Centre Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4 T. 780-492-0166 FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 html MCMULLEN GALLERY University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112 St Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7 T. 780-407-7152 F. 780-407-7472

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. 780-460-9537 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. ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM 12845 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 T. 780-453-9100 F. 780-454-6629 THE WORKS GALLERY 200-10225 100 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 0A1 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 MACLEOD Commercial Gallery PRAIRIE WINDS GALLERY 210 Col Macleod Blvd, PO Box 1539 Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 T. 403-553-3020 Located at 210 Col Macleod Blvd (Main Street) in historic Fort Macleod, the gallery features paintings,

photography, giclèes, ceramics and hand-crafted leather products by Western Canadian artists. Also featured are bronze sculptures by well-known Alberta sculptor Linda Stewart. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. FORT MCMURRAY 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 appt. Public Gallery KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979 GRANDE PRAIRIE Public Gallery PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 103-9856 97 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7K2 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 The largest public gallery serving NW Alberta and NE British Columbia. In March 2007, gallery services were interrupted by the collapse of its facility, a provincial historic resource. Innovative exhibitions and programs will transcend the gallery’s current limitations at its interim location until a new facility opens in 2009. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. 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 am - 5:30 pm. Winter Hours: Tues to Sat noon 5 pm. LETHBRIDGE 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 THE MILLER GALLERY 407A 5 St S Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B6 T. 403-329-1050 TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 866-380-2787 Cooperative Galleries GALLERY POTEMKIN 316 5 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B5

HIGH RIVER Commercial Galleries ART AND SOUL STUDIO/GALLERY 124 6 Ave SW, High River, AB T1V 1A1 T. 403-601-3713 This studio/gallery is the creative space of artist/owner Annie Froese. The gallery features original work in a variety of mediums created by Alberta artists, most of whom live within an hour of High River. Oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media, glass, ceramics and more are displayed in this 1917 arts and crafts home. An opportunity to indulge the senses. About 1/2 hr south of Calgary. Fri, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. TWO FEATHERS GALLERY 153 Macleod Tr, PO Box 5457 High River, AB T1V 1M6 T. 403-652-1024 F. 403-652-1026 JASPER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, #1 Old Lodge Rd Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Toll Free: 888-310-9726 Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 8 am - 10 pm. KANANASKIS COUNTRY Commercial Gallery THE MOUNTAIN GALLERY PO Box 128, Delta Kananaskis Lodge Kananaskis, AB T0L 2H0 T. 403-591-7610 LACOMBE Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY ON MAIN 4910 50 Ave, 2nd Flr, Lacombe, AB T4L 1Y1 T. 403-782-3402 F. 403-782-3405

RETIREMENT Linked with the Southern Alberta Gallery of Art in various roles since 1979 and Curator since 1985, Joan Stebbin will retire from the gallery at the end of 2007.


Gallery at PICTURE THIS! Representing the fine art of local and international artists.

Public Galleries BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118 GALT MUSEUM 502 1 St S ( 5 Ave S & Scenic Dr), Lethbridge, AB T. 403-320-3898 F. 403-329-4958 The Galt Museum & Archives engages and educates the public in the unique human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and presenting, with passion and innovation, their two and three dimensional collections, stories and memories. May 15 to Sep 15, daily 10 am - 6 pm; Sep 16 - May 14, daily 10 am - 4:30 pm. Admission charge. 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 The main gallery maintains a collection of more than 13,000 works, organizes on-campus and touring exhibitions, and provides access to the collec-

The Western Lights Artists Group show end of October. Visit for info on this show and other events.

Tip of the Trees by Yuan Cheng Bi original - acrylic 959 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB, Canada, T8A 4L7 SINCE 1981 (780)467.3038 At the Gateway to Sh. Park on Wye Rd toll free 1.800.528.4278

KIM PENNER Kim Penner, New Release Sweet Sixteen Limited Edition Giclée Prints 12" x 48" 204-827-2717

New Release

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NATIVE ARTS Jewellery • Carvings Original Art & Prints

tion as part of the Faculty of Fine Arts. The collection was founded with the goal of providing students with the experience of original works of art on their own terms. Students and faculty are able to view individual works on request. Main Gallery Mon to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Thur till 8:30 pm. Helen Christou Gallery - Level 9 LINC, Daily 8 am - 9 pm. MEDICINE HAT Commercial Gallery FRAMING AND ART CENTRE 628 2 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0C9 T. 403-527-2600 F. 403-529-9109

250-717-8235 115-1295 Cannery Lane Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8

Public Galleries CULTURE CENTRE GALLERY 299 College Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6 T. 403-529-3806 F. 403-504-3554 ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 This is a new home for the Medicine Hat Museum, Art Gallery and Archives, as well as a 700-seat theatre. The gallery accommodates a wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical, regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are often accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Adults - $4, Youth and Student - $3, 6 & Under - Free, Family - $12, Thur Free for all ages. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm; Thur till 9 pm; Sat, Sun and Hol noon - 5 pm.

VIEWPOINT GALLERY 3827 39 St, City of Red Deer Culture Services Red Deer, AB T4N 0Y6 T. 403-309-4091 The Viewpoint Gallery provides an opportunity for local professional artists to display their artwork for sale. Artists’ work is promoted through exhibitions, the website as well as printed materials and advertising. Mon to Fri 8 am - noon, 1 pm - 4:30 pm. ROSEBUD Commercial Gallery AKOKINISKWAY GALLERY Box 654, Rosebud, Alberta T0J 2T0 T. 403-677-2350 , Toll Free: 800-267-7553 WATERTON Commercial Gallery GUST GALLERY 112A Waterton Ave Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535 WETASKIWIN Commercial Gallery CAELIN ARTWORKS 4728 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0R7 T. 780-352-3519 F. 780-352-6806 Toll Free: 888-352-3519

OKOTOKS WILDWOOD Public Gallery THE STATION CULTURAL CENTRE PO Bag 20, 53 North Railway St Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1 T. 403-938-3204 F. 403-938-8963 RED DEER

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Commercial Gallery GALLERY IS 4930 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-341-4641 Gallery IS represents modern and contemporary fine art, in the heart of downtown Red Deer with a unique collection of art in painting, ceramic, soapstone, jewellery and mixed media. The gallery is dedicated to community involvement and hosts a variety of group and solo exhibitions throughout the year. Tues to Sat 11:30 am - 5 pm. Cooperative Gallery HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-346-8937 The Harris-Warke Gallery is a cooperative, artist-run gallery committed to promoting the arts in Red Deer. The directors seek to expose the community to new and eclectic artistic expression. Regularly changing exhibits by local, provincial and national artists. Mon to Sat 9 am - 6 pm (also Sun during summer). Public Galleries FOUR CORNERS AND PORTHOLE GALLERIES Red Deer College Library, 100 College Blvd, PO Box 5005, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 T. 403-342-3152 RED DEER AND DISTRICT ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 4B-4929 50 (Ross) St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X9 T. 403-358-3505 F. 403-358-3552 RED DEER MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY 4525 47A Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 Three galleries featuring local, national and international artists. Exhibits change every six to eight weeks. The permanent gallery honours the history of the Red Deer region, with a special emphasis on First Nations People, immigrant settlers, rural life and the birth of a city. Mon to Sun noon - 5 pm, Wed noon - 9 pm. Closed Statutory Holidays.

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 laid-back, 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. Tues to Sat, and holidays 11 am 5 pm or by appt.

BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES ABBOTSFORD Commercial Gallery CHARISMA GALLERY 33339 S Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B2 T. 604-852-3999 F. 604-852-3315 Toll Free: 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. BOWEN ISLAND Public Galleries GALLERY AT ARTISAN SQUARE Box 211, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 T. 604-947-2454 F. 604-947-2460 CHERRYVILLE, BC Cooperative Gallery CHERRYVILLE ARTISANS’ SHOP 1187 Highway 6, Cherryville, BC V0E 2G1 T. 250-547-0020 COMOX, BC Cooperative Gallery PEARL ELLIS GALLERY 1729 Comox Ave, PO Box 1286

Comox, BC V9M 7Z8 T. 250-339-2822

THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565

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COURTENAY Commercial Gallery TIMMS FINE ART GALLERY 267 Fifth St, Courtenay, BC V9N 1J5 T. 250-334-8877 Toll Free: 866-334-8877 Public Galleries COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287 THE MUIR GALLERY 440 Anderton Ave, PO Box 3053 Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3 T. 250-334-2983 F. 250-334-2934 DUNCAN, BC Commercial Galleries E.J. HUGHES GALLERY 28 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-7112 The art of E. J. Hughes is now available at his hometown gallery on Vancouver Island. Hughes is a master. His use of color, moody coastal skies and timeless places keeps connoisseurs coming back for more. Shop the Hughes Gallery online or, in person Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Sun by appt. JUDY HILL GALLERY 22 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-6663 F. 250-746-8113 GALIANO ISLAND Commercial Galleries GALIANO ART GALLERY 33 Manzanita Rd at Sturdies Bay Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-3539 F. 250-539-3505 INSIGHT ART GALLERY 157 Georgeson Bay Road Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-5080 GOLDEN Commercial Gallery LEGACY OF LIGHT GALLERY 917 N 10 Ave, PO Box 682, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T. 250-344-5989 Toll Free: 866-344-5955 The landscapes, wildlife, and wildflowers of the Canadian Rockies are highlighted in this fine art photography gallery. Also featured is WR Pitcher’s “When the Gods Return”, a reworking of Greek myths based on the paintings of master artists and presented with a modern Western Canadian twist. These pigmented ink, varnished canvas prints, measure 36 by 54”. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 2 pm.

Public Gallery COLUMBIA VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL PYNELOGS GALLERY 1720 4 Ave (at Kinsmen Beach), PO Box 2345 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-4423 KAMLOOPS Commercial Gallery HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 167 4 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 Public Galleries KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-377-2400 F. 250-828-0662 Experience changing exhibitions of regional, national, and international contemporary art within four distinct gallery spaces at one of Canada’s strongest regional public art museums. Even the building is a contemporary ‘masterpiece’ designed by awardwinning architect Peter Cardew. Also home to The Gallery Store, a quality gift shop. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY VISUAL ART GALLERY Student St, Old Main Building, Box 3010 Kamloops, BC V2C 5N3 T. 250-828-5480 F. 250-371-5950 KELOWNA Artist-run Gallery ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PO Box 5090 Stn A, 103-421 Cawston Ave, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-868-2298 F. 250-868-2896

INVERMERE Commercial Galleries BAVIN GLASSWORKS 4884A Athalmer Road RR 3 Invermere, BC V0A 1K3 T. 250-342-6816

“Shadow and Light”, Sept 15 to 27, 2007

Johann James Feught “Face Forward” Sept 29 to Oct 11, 2007

Mary Smith McCulloch “Evora” Oct 13 to 27, 2007

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Commercial Galleries ART ARK GALLERY 135-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-862-5080 Toll Free: 888-813-5080 www.theartarkcom Since 1999 the largest commercial art gallery in BC’s interior has offered a diverse range of quality paintings and sculpture in various mediums by established and emerging Western Canadian artists. The gallery adjoins a fine crafts gift shop selling exquisite clay, glass, woodwork and jewellery from BC artisans. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. GALLERY 421 100-421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-448-8888 Toll Free: 800-946-5565 Offers an eclectic mix of national and internationally acclaimed artists. Enjoy the works of several talented artists in a relaxed and informed environment. Other highlights include stone carvings, Raku pottery, and beautiful glassworks. In the Rotary Centre for the Arts, opposite Prospera Place. Tues to Fri noon - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm, or by appt.

GRAND FORKS Public Galleries GRAND FORKS ART GALLERY 7340 - 5th St, PO Box 2140 Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 T. 250-442-2211 F. 250-442-0099

Brent Bukowski & Gary Nylander

GEERT MAAS SCULPTURE GARDENS AND GALLERY 250 Reynolds Road, Kelowna, BC V1V 2G7 T. 250-860-7012 F. 250-860-0494 HAMBLETON GALLERIES 1290 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4 T. 250-860-2498 Established in 1964, the Hambleton has provided a showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works grace many national and international private and corporate collections. At their new location, owners Stewart and Tracy Turcotte offer investment art

The Okanagan Valley’s Fine Art Destination Located in the Rotary Centre for the Arts, in the heart of Kelowna’s thriving arts district. #100 - 421 Cawston Avenue Kelowna B.C. 250.448.8888 Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 95

Morley Myers Studio & Gallery #7, 315 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2X4 250-537-4898 open daily 10 -5 or by appointment Blink of an Eye Bronze edition of 10 - 36" high


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opportunities to their clientele and have added ceramics, and bronze sculpture to complement the paintings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. JULIA TROPS ARTIST STUDIO Studio 113, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-215-0079 Canadian artist Julia Trops works from her studio/gallery in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, in the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Dramatic and bold figurative artworks in charcoal and oils. Artwork available for purchase from her studio and on her website. Mon to Fri 10 am - 2:30 pm or by appt.

Cooperative Gallery ART 10 GALLERY 94 - 650 South Terminal Ave, Port Place Shopping Centre, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2 T. 250-753-4009

THE EVANS GALLERY AND FRAMING 571 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L8 T. 250-861-4422 F. 250-868-3377 Toll Free: 800-661-2236


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).

Public Galleries GALLERIA AT ROTARY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-717-5304 F. 250-717-5314 The Galleria is an important venue for local artists to display their work and organize their own shows. Located in the heart of the cultural district, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary facility with working studios for artists and artisans, galleries, a theatre, pottery studio, bistro, dance studio and meeting spaces. Daily 8 am - 8 pm. mouse it!

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. KELOWNA MUSEUM 470 Queensway Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6S7 T. 250-763-2417 F. 250-763-5722

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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.)

SOPA FINE ARTS 2934 South Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 T. 250-763-5088 Okanagan’s newest contemporary art gallery, Sopa prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art with new exhibitions opening the first Thursday each month. With a special interest in abstraction, Sopa features thoughtful, innovative, and compelling works; in the media of painting, sculpture, and assemblage. Tues to Sat 11 am 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appointment.

TUTT ART GALLERIES 8-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 For 23 years, the TUTT ART GALLERIES has been a nationally recognized dealer in original contemporary fine art. Whether adding to your collection or considering your first purchase, they welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and will assist with acquiring works of art which best reflect your taste and intention. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appt.

RFM McInnis


Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 T. 250-754-1750

Cooperative Gallery CRAFT CONNECTION 441 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L 4H7 T. 250-352-3006 Public Galleries OXYGEN ART CENTRE 707-622 Front St, (enter from alley at 302 Vernon St), Nelson, BC V1L 4B7 T. 250-352-6322 TOUCHSTONES NELSON: MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 502 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E8 T. 250-352-9813 F. 250-352-9810 OLIVER, BC Commercial Galleries HANDWORKS GALLERY 9932 350 Ave, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 T. 250-498-6388 F. 250-498-6388 PARKSVILLE / QUALICUM BAY / QUALICUM BEACH Commercial Galleries GALLERY 10 80 101A-1080 Resort Dr, Parksville, BC V9P 2E5 T. 250-951-2332 Always vibrant, dynamic and contemporary, Gallery 10 80 proudly represents established and emerging Canadian artists. Situated near Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville, BC. Enjoy a friendly, professional and relaxing cultural experience. See website for artists’ current works and upcoming events. Daily from 11 am. QUALICUM BAY SEASIDE GALLERY 6161 West Island Highway Qualicum Bay, BC V9K 2E3 T. 250-757-9180 QUALICUM FRAMEWORKS GALLERY 673 Fir St, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-7350 PENTICTON Commercial Gallery THE LLOYD GALLERY CLOSED TEMPORARILY DUE TO FIRE T. 250-492-4484 Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through four large viewing gal-

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: 888-221-1155



MAIN STREET GALLERY 2536 Beacon Ave, Sidney Pier Hotel Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-656-6246 F. 250-652-6249 Recently relocated to the new Sidney Pier Hotel, this exciting new space offers a broad selection of original art, ceramics, glass and jewellery. Representing an outstanding selection of contemporary Canadian artists, the elegant, warm and comfortable setting encourages browsing, questions and conversation whether a first time art buyer or collector. Open daily.

Commercial Galleries TEYJAH’S ART DEN 825 Lakeshore Dr SW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4 T. 250-833-0907 F. 250-833-0907 Public Galleries SAGA PUBLIC ART GALLERY 70 Hudson Ave NE, PO Box 1543 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6 T. 250-832-1170 F. 250-832-6807 SALT SPRING ISLAND Commercial Galleries GALLEONS LAP 103 Park Dr, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2R7 T. 250-538-0182 Representing artists from both the local and wider photographic communities, Galleons Lap exhibits and sells contemporary and historic photographic fine art. Located corner of Park Dr, and Lower Ganges Rd, 200 metres north of the Tourist Infomation Centre in Ganges. Thurs to Sat 11 am to 5pm or by appointment. J. MITCHELL GALLERY 3104 Grace Point Square, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 The J. Mitchell Gallery represents many of the finest Gulf Island artists, exclusively. The gallery’s extraordinary collection of art in a broad range of media, showcases the dynamic and innovative work of these accomplished local artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 3 pm.

Commercial Galleries LAROCHE GALLERY 1A-9851 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3 T. 250-655-8278

Ronald T. Crawford ‘Eulogy’ 28” X 36” acrylic & plaster on board

Public Gallery SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 5714 Medusa, Box 1565, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 T. 604-885-5412 F. 604-885-6192

An exhibition of new work by 4 local artists and that of their daughters.

Ronald T. Crawford Klee Larsen-Crawford Janaki Larsen

LeRoy Jensen Gabrielle Jensen

Michael Robb Aja Robb

Nicola Wheston Asha Robertson

NEW SPACE The Main Street Gallery in Sidney has opened in its permanent new location in the Sidney Pier Hotel on Beacon Avenue after a summer of transition within the general operation of the hotel.

3104 Grace Point Square Salt Spring Island, BC Toll free 1.866.537.8822 Visit us at:

High Quality Northwest Coast, Historical and Contemporary Canadian Art

PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave, Landmark Bldg. Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 , Toll Free: 877-787-1896 Since 1986 the gallery has offered original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale onsite and through comprehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm. VILLAGE GALLERY 2459 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1X7 T. 250-656-3633 F. 250-656-3601 SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN

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



Offering a broad selection of hisNew Works available by gallery torical and collectible Canadian artists including John Macdonald, paintings by Jack Shadbolt, Randolph Parker, Richard The Group of Seven, Calver, Christopher Walker, G S A U L Jean-Paul Riopelle, Steven Armstrong, S A Walter Phillips, Roland Gatin, Luthor The Beaver Hall Group, Pokrant, Peter Herbert Siebner, McConville, Robert Marian Dale Scott Genn, RFM McInnis and more. and Travis Shilling.


MORLEY MYERS STUDIO & GALLERY 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. Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm or by appt.

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 or by appt.


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: 800-474-6705

Michael Robb ‘Bolan’ 42”X 6” X 6.5”


September 28 to October 24th

Jean Paul Riopelle, Iroquois, 1977, 22”x26”


STEFFICH FINE ART GALLERY 3105-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-8448 F. 250-537-9233 Toll Free: 877-537-8448

"Lineage... in the company of daughters"

LeRoy Jensen ‘The Locket’ 30” X 22”

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, students and children free, weekends free. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm.

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.

J. Mitchell Gallery

leries 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.

SOOKE Commercial Gallery SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE GALLERY 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0 T. 250-642-3421 F. 250-642-6988 /index.htm

1-800-668-6131 or 1-250-537-2421 #104 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC •

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Access Artist Run Centre Artspeak Gallery Jeffrey Boone Gallery Appleton Galleries Art Beatus Art Emporium Art Gallery at Evergreen Centre Burnaby Art Gallery Japanese Canadian National Museum Surrey Art Gallery Tribal Spirit Gallery Van Dop Gallery

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Westwind Art Gallery Art Works Gallery Artzco Gallery Asian Centre Belkin Art Gallery FibreEssence Gallery Jenkins Showler Gallery LindaLando Fine Art Marshall Clark Galleries Museum of Anthropology Omega Gallery Peter Ohler Fine Art Richmond Art Gallery Sidney & Gertrude Zach Gallery White Rock Gallery Atelier Gallery Jacana Gallery Kurbatoff Art Gallery Lambert’s Gallery Yishu Space

Displayed throughout this award-winning inn, with its internationally-renowned dining room, the unconventional gallery was created in 1998 with carefully selected works by local artists on Vancouver Island. The art, in a variety of media, generally reflects themes of edible gardens, the ocean and the surrounding forest. Daily guided Garden Tours with art display in the Edible Gardens. Gallery open daily for self-guided tour. TERRACE Commercial Gallery FALLS GALLERY 2668 Hwy 37, Terrace, BC V8G 3Z9 T. 250-638-0438 TOFINO Commercial Gallery EAGLE AERIE GALLERY 350 Campbell St, Box 10, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 T. 250-725-3235 F. 250-725-4466

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Autumn Brook Gallery Tracey Lawrence Gallery Ayden Gallery Diskin Galleries Eileen Fong Gallery Bau-Xi Gallery Winsor Gallery Bel Art Gallery Belkin SatelliteGallery Bellevue Gallery Buckland Southerst Gallery Ferry Building Gallery Gala Gallery Lions Bay Art Gallery Pemberton Studios Presentation House Gallery Studio2 Art Gallery West Vancouver Museum Bent Box First Nations Art Elliott Louis Gallery Lattimer Gallery

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Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery Gallery Jones Blanket Gallery Little Mountain Gallery Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Catriona Jeffries Gallery Centre A Chali-Rosso Gallery Ian Tan Gallery Charles H. Scott Gallery Crafthouse Gallery Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery Eagle Spirit Gallery Federation Gallery Granville Island Gallery Malaspina Printmakers Gallery New-Small & Sterling Glass Coastal Peoples Gallery Contemporary Art Gallery

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Diane Farris Gallery Douglas Reynolds Gallery Equinox Gallery Marilyn S. Mylrea Gallery Monte Clark Gallery Dorian Rae Collection Doctor Vigari Gallery Douglas Udell Gallery Elissa Cristall Galleries Heffel Gallery La Galerie du Centre Petley Jones Gallery Exposure Gallery Gallery Gachet grunt Gallery Harrison Galleries Or Gallery Havana Gallery Helen Pitt Gallery Hill’s Native Art Howe Street Gallery


GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073

Artist-run Galleries ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 206 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 T. 604-689-2907 F. 604-689-2907

HELEN PITT GALLERY 102-148 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5 T. 604-681-6740 F. 604-688-2826

ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912

OR GALLERY 101-480 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5E4 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302

GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196

WESTERN FRONT GALLERY 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1 T. 604-876-9343 F. 604-876-4099

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Inuit Gallery of Vancouver JEM Gallery Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Marion Scott Gallery Monny’s Gallery Pendulum Gallery Rendez-Vous Art Gallery Robert Held Gallery Snap Contemporary Art Spirit Wrestler Gallery The IronWorks Uno Langmann Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver East Cultural Centre Gallery 53 Westbridge Fine Art 54 Western Front Gallery

Commercial Galleries APPLETON GALLERIES 1451 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8 T. 604-685-1715 F. 604-685-1721 Specialists in original Inuit and First Nations art, Appleton Galleries features Canadian Inuit stone sculptures, tapestries and Northwest Coast wood carvings, including masks, plaques, paddles and talking sticks. More than 4,000 original carvings with works by Abraham Anghik Ruben, Clifford Pettman and Jonas Faber Quarqortoq. Quality art for the collector in downtown Vancouver for over 35 years. Worldwide shipping. Mon to Fri 8 am - 1 pm, Sat 11 am - 1 pm, or by appt. ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7

T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427 The Art Emporium offers a large inventory of paintings by all members of the Group of Seven and several of their contemporaries, as well as other major Canadian, French and American artists of the 20th Century, for serious collectors and investors. The Estate of Donald Flather. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 800-663-0341 Celebrating 20 years of 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. ARTZCO GALLERY 1025 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5L7 T. 604-683-8225 F. 604-683-9626 ATELIER GALLERY 2421 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-732-3021 Established in 1974, the Atelier Gallery represents, exhibits, and promotes Canadian artists. Director John Ramsay strives to present work by artists of commitment and talent, providing a venue for their work; encouraging public awareness and the support of new trends and fresh voices. The gallery’s focus is on painting and drawing from emerging and mid-career artists in a variety of media. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. AUTUMN BROOK GALLERY 1545 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1L6 T. 604-737-2363 AYDEN GALLERY 2103 - 88 West Pender St - 2nd Flr, International Village (Tinseltown), Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-891-4310 BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 BEL ART GALLERY Canada Export Centre, 100-602 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1P2 T. 604-924-3719 F. 604-924-3719 Art dealers since 1990, Beatrice and Stefan Schreiber offer an excellent collection of orginal art and sculptures from fine local and internationallyacclaimed artists in a new, downtown location. Permanent exhibition and sale on 4th floor. Check website for schedule of showings by the Bel Art Group outside the gallery. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm. BELLEVUE GALLERY 2475 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1E1 T. 604-922-2304 F. 604-922-2305 Devoted to representing contemporary fine art, Bellevue Gallery features artists of local and international appeal. Giving voice to the experimentation of new technologies in printmaking, divergent and individual approaches to drawing, photography and painting, and unique and distinctive sculpture, the gallery serves both private and corporate collectors. BENT BOX FIRST NATIONS ART 1536 W 2 Ave (Waterfall Building) Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-731-4874 The Bent Box is focused on promotion of the dynamic art of the Northwest Coast. Featuring finely crafted jewellery, woodcarving and prints from leading and emerging artists. Highlighting works by: Bill Reid, Darren Joseph, Douglas Horne, Trevor Hunt, Beau Dick and Dorothy Grant. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sun and Mon noon - 5 pm.

BJORNSON KAJIWARA GALLERY 1727 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-738-3500 F. 604-738-0204 The former Third Avenue Gallery is co-directed by Michael Bjornson and Sherri Kajiwara, representing emerging and established, contemporary Canadian artists. It exhibits visually stimulating art, emanating from leading edge, creative thinking and expression. Exhibition emphasis is on artists who express visual and intellectual poignancy, creatively and aesthetically. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. BLANKET GALLERY 758 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E3 T. 604-709-6100 BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, 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.



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CATRIONA JEFFRIES GALLERY 274 East 1 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-1554 F. 604-736-1054 CENTRE A, VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 2 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G6 T. 604-683-8326 F. 604-683-8632 CHALI-ROSSO GALLERY 2250 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-733-3594 Recently opened on south Granville, the gallery features original signed lithographs, etchings and engravings by Chagall, Dali, Miro, Picasso, Matisse and Rembrandt. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm or by appt. 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 and hol 11 am - 5 pm. DIANE FARRIS GALLERY 1590 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-737-2629 F. 604-737-2675 Founded in 1984, the gallery has developed into an internationally recognized showcase for contemporary Canadian and international art, and is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent. They endeavour to draw in and include those who are new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. DISKIN GALLERIES 88 W Pender St, Tinseltown Mall Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 604-724-4667

750 Hornby Street Vancouver BC 24-hour info 604 662 4719 Roy Arden, Development, 1993 (Detail). Archival pigment print. 183 x 214 cm (framed). Collection of Family Von Brauckmann

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DOCTOR VIGARI GALLERY 1312 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6 T. 604-255-9513

Nov. 1 - 10 Shrub Rose, mixed media, 36" x 36"

Suzanne Northcott paintings Rishma Dunlop poetry “there are things that keep— herons returning to Audubon Park, the stubborn insistence of magnolias and roses.”

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Canadian Art — Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

irma soltonovich contemporary artist urban colors/abstract landscapes commissions, lease, rental 250.812.2705 “sunburst”, irma soltonovich


Spilsbury Medal Show featuring Signature Artists

December 4 -23

DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY 2335 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293 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, and now in Calgary, 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: 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 The 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 “inhouse” art consultations and an art rental program available to private and corporate clients and the entertainment industry. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464

FEDERATION GALLERY 1241 Cartwright Street Vancouver 604.681.8534

DORIAN RAE COLLECTION 410 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5 T. 604-874-6100

EXPOSURE GALLERY 851 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M6 T. 604-688-9501 Jutta Kaiser SFCA, For Life

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).

GALLERY 2235 Granville Street Vancouver BC CANADA T. 604 732-5353 T.F. 1-888-732-5353 Specializing in contemporary and historical Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints.

100 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2007

Andra Ghecevici, Organic Discussion II, Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 48", 2007

T. 604-714-2216 The gallery represents established and emerging Canadian and international artists in the mediums of painting, sculpture and photography. The gallery directors have 40 years experience in international art dealing and they love the art they show. Exhibitions change monthly. Tues - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. HARRISON GALLERIES 901 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6 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 internationally acclaimed West Coast artists including Kiff Holland, Nicholas J Bott, and Francine Gravel. 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

NEW SPACE Jennifer Kostuik celebrates ten years in the business with the move of her gallery of the same name from South Granville in Vancouver to Yaletown at 1070 Homer. HILL’S NATIVE ART 165 Water St (Gastown), Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7 T. 604-685-4249 F. 604-637-0098 HOWE STREET GALLERY OF FINE ART 555 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V5C 2C2 T. 604-681-5777 F. 604-605-8577 IAN TAN GALLERY 2202 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-738-1077 F. 604-738-1078 INUIT GALLERY OF VANCOUVER 206 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9 T. 604-688-7323 Toll Free: 888-615-8399 JACANA GALLERY 2435 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 Jacana Gallery opened in Vancouver in 2000. The Gallery proudly represents more than 20 Canadian and international artists working in various media and styles. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon 5 pm.

GALA GALLERY 2432 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L2 T. 604-913-1059 The gallery features original contemporary Canadian and international art: paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and glass. It focuses on works with established market values — often through recorded auction results — and a potential for further appreciation. Tue to Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm, and by appt.

JAPANESE CANADIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 6688 Southoaks Cr, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7 T. 604-777-7000 The museum presents historical and contemporary exhibitions related to Japanese Canadian heritage. It collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits artifacts and archives relating to the history of Japanese Canadians from the 1870s through the present, and their contribution as an integral part of Canada’s heritage and multicultural society. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. Closed statutory holidays.

GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7

JEFFREY BOONE GALLERY 140 - 1 East Cordova St., Vancouver, BC V6A 4H3

T. 604-838-6816 JEM GALLERY 225 Broadway St East, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W4 T. 604-879-5366 JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445 Established in 1990, representing important traditional and significant contemporary Canadian artists, this eclectic gallery features quality original works of art - paintings, sculptures and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and seasoned collectors in making informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY 1070 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964 Recently relocated from South Granville to Yaletown, the focus remains contemporary at the new location. The artists represented all draw from the same challenge of acknowledging and capturing visual beauty, and invoking strong emotional senses. The gallery respects and embraces the visual past, while portraying contemporary views with an eye to the future. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444 LAMBERT’S GALLERY & SHOP 2439 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-263-1111 LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 Since 1986, clients have enjoyed the unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse while browsing the 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.

NEW SPACE Prompted by the redevelopment of his long-time space at 671 Howe in Vancouver, Guy Dagenais is consolidating his Rendezvous Gallery from that location and a temporary spot at 900 Howe to a grand new space at 323 Howe (at Cordova). LINDALANDO FINE ART 2001 W 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y7 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. LIONS BAY ART GALLERY PO Box 396, West Vancouver, BC, V0N 2E0 Lions Bay Centre, 350 Centre Rd Lions Bay, BC V0N 2E0 T. 604-921-7865 F. 604-921-7865

At the former Studio Art Gallery, clients are encouraged to regard art as an emotional as well as financial investment. Artists’ work can be viewed on the website and brought for approval to locations on the Lower Mainland, or the gallery ships all over the world. Located only 10 minutes past Horseshoe Bay on the Squamish Highway. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat till 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appointment. MARILYN S. MYLREA STUDIO ART GALLERY 2341 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2450 F. 604-736-2458 MARION SCOTT GALLERY 308 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6 T. 604-685-1934 F. 604-685-1890 Vancouver’s oldest Inuit art gallery (opened in 1975) and one of Canada’s most respected has relocated to Water St in Gastown. The gallery is committed to presenting the finest in Canadian Inuit art, with a wide range of Inuit sculpture, prints and wallhangings from many different regions of Canada’s North, with special emphasis on rare pieces from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. MARSHALL CLARK DALL GALLERY 1373 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z7 T. 604-536-5821 F. 604-536-5861 MONNY’S GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 /index.html This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by local artists Kerensa Haynes, Ted Hesketh, Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

2130 Pine Street Vancouver, BC V6J 5B1 (604)737-0020 or 1-800-665-0725 Mon-Sat 9am-5pm Sunday Noon-5pm

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 OMEGA GALLERY 4290 Dunbar St (at 27 Ave) Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 T. 604-732-6778 F. 604-732-6898 Established in 1979 primarily as a quality picture framing store, the gallery has added high quality original art in recent years under the direction of owner Tien Ching. She enjoys exhibiting the works of both rising artists and well-established artists such as Susan A. Point, Wayne Ngan, Toni Onley, Jack Darcus and from Eastern Canada: Laure Campbell, Luc Deschamps and Paul Healey. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. PETER OHLER FINE ART 2095 W 44 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 2G1 T. 604-263-9051 Dealing primarily 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. RENDEZVOUS ART GALLERY 323 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3N2 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466


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Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 101

NOTE: Some numbers on the Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity, or in the same direction by arrow.

1 Alcheringa Gallery 2 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 3 Avenue Gallery 4 Chosin Pottery 4 Morris Gallery Recently relocated north on Howe to Cordova, this vibrant gallery represents more than 40 talented Canadian artists, some of whom are exclusive to Rendezvous. Contemporary and traditional paintings and sculptures are displayed in an atmosphere conducive to viewing fine works of art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. ROBERT HELD ART GLASS 2130 Pine St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B1 T. 604-737-0020 F. 604-737-0052 Robert Held Art Glass is Canada’s largest hot glass studio and gallery. Every piece that leaves the studio receives the same care and attention from the artisans, whether a one-of-a-kind vase or a beautiful paperweight. Visit and watch the glassblowers at work. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun noon till 5 pm.

4 Sooke Harbour House Gallery 5 Community Arts Council 6 Dales Gallery 7 Deluge Gallery 8 Eagle Feather Gallery

Eye For Art Gallery Fifty Fifty Arts Collective Gallery at Mattick’s Farm Gallery in Oak Bay Village Gallery of Artisans Gallery on Herald

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Lighthouse Gallery Maltwood Gallery Martin Batchelor Gallery May Ip-Lam Gallery Ministry of Casual Living On Canvas

Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat noon - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.

the Cascades Casino and Hotel. Open Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 47 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116

UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 800-730-8825 This internationally recognized gallery is Canada’s foremost specialist in the finest quality European and North American paintings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The elegant, neo-classical surroundings of the gallery also showcase a careful selection of antique furniture, silver and objets d’art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appt.

STUDIO2 ART GALLERY 102-814 W 15 St. ( & Fell Ave) North Vancouver, BC V7P 1M6 T. 604-990-4301 THE IRONWORKS 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-681-5033 F. 604-681-5033

SHARING THE SPIRIT NATIVE ART GALLERY 232-757 W Hastings St, Sinclair Centre Vancouver, BC V6C 1A1 T. 604-438-1111 F. 604-437-4511

TRACEY LAWRENCE GALLERY 1531 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 16 T. 604-730-2875 F. 604-730-2870

SNAP CONTEMPORARY ART 190 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E9 T. 604-879-7627 F. 604-879-7697 Snap is committed to working with their artists to introduce work that is original and challenging. The gallery represents artists who often have more questions than answers. The answers come with exploration. By pushing boundaries, the viewing experience is enlarged. At Snap, they like when you buy artwork; they love when you look at it. Tues to

TRIBAL SPIRIT GALLERY 20435 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4G3 T. 604-514-2377 F. 604-514-9281 Toll Free: 888-834-8757 Tribal Spirit Gallery represents fine First Nations art of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. In addition to viewing cultural artifacts, visitors are invited to stroll through the 2000 sq. ft. commercial gallery celebrating the achievements of contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations artists. Located near

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VAN DOP GALLERY 421 Richmond St, New Westminster, BC V3L 4C4 T. 604-521-7887 F. 604-293-6625 Toll Free: 888-981-9886 WESTBRIDGE FINE ART 1737 Fir St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5J9 T. 604-736-1014 F. 604-734-4944 WESTWIND ART GALLERY 20460 Fraser Highway Langley, BC V3A 4G2 T. 604-530-4833 With over 30 years experience, this 6000 sq ft gallery offers original paintings and limited edition prints as well as carvings and bronzes — all by artists based in BC or Alberta — along with contem-

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Open Space Royal BC Museum West End Gallery Winchester Downtown Winchester Oak Bay

porary western art from award winning and internationally recognized BC artists. Custom and conservation framing, worldwide shipping. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 877-974-4278 Offering an extraordinary selection of original paintings, serigraphs, etchings, ceramics, bronzes and stone sculpture by artists from across Canada since 1989. Custom framing service includes a large selection of Italian hand-finished mouldings. Personal attention. Home-like atmosphere. Tue - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. WINSOR GALLERY 3025 Granville, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878 YISHU SPACE 2435 Granville St, Second Floor Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 A Chinese contemporary art space with a mandate to exhibit, curate and promote Chinese contemporary art. Curatorial and collection projects are welcome.Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Cooperative Galleries CIRCLE CRAFT GALLERY 1-1666 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-669-8021 F. 604-669-8585

CRAFTHOUSE GALLERY 1386 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 T. 604-687-7270 F. 604-687-6711 DUNDARAVE PRINT WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 1640 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-689-1650 EILEEN FONG GALLERY 2035-88 W Pender St, Tinsel Town Mall Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-889-4057 FIBREESSENCE GALLERY 3210 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC V6S 2B7 T. 604-738-1282 GRANVILLE ISLAND GALLERY 1494-4 Old Bridge St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-725-7515 LITTLE MOUNTAIN STUDIOS 195 E 26 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 2K4 T. 604-551-2284 MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1724 This intimate gallery, with an adjacent studio, features outstanding original hand-pulled prints. Exhibitions change monthly and feature contemporary printmaking from artists across Canada and internationally. Knowledgable staff can also help choose from over 1000 original prints made by its members in the Malaspina studio. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710 FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave, Ambleside Landing West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C2 T. 604-925-7290 F. 604-925-5913 LA GALERIE DU CENTRE 1551 West 7 Ave, Le Centre Culturel Francophone Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-736-9806 F. 604-736-4661 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 The Richmond Art Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in BC and Canada. Through excellence in exhibitions and education, the RAG strives to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm.

SURREY ART GALLERY 13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1 T. 604-501-5566 F. 604-501-5581

Public Galleries ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 1205 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T. 604-927-6550 F. 604-927-6559 default.htm

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 The largest art gallery in Western Canada is a focal point of downtown Vancouver. Presenting a full range of contemporary artists and major historical masters, it is recognized internationally for its superior exhibitions and excellent interactive education programs and houses a permanent collection of almost 7,000 works of art. Tues to Sun & Hols 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur 10 am - 9 pm.

BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 BELKIN SATELLITE 555 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R1 T. 604-687-3174 F. 604-822-6689 BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-205-7332 F. 604-205-7339 CHARLES H. SCOTT GALLERY 1399 Johnston St, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-844-3809 F. 604-844-3801

Oriental Brush Painting on rice paper and Contemporary Western Art 655A Herald Street Victoria, BC V8W 3L6 250-384-1629

SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY 950 West 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7 T. 604-257-5111 F. 604-257-5119

PEMBERTON STUDIOS 6-1583 Pemberton Ave North Vancouver, BC V7P 2S4 T. 604-454-1475

ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 htm

MAY IP-LAM GALLERY Anna Au, Spring, oriental brush painting, 14” x 18”

MAIN STREET GALLERY Please join us at our new location in The Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa.

VECC GALLERY 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 T. 604-251-1363 F. 604-251-1730 WEST VANCOUVER MUSEUM 680 17 St, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3T2 T. 604-925-7295 VERNON Artist-run Gallery GALLERY VERTIGO #1 (upstairs) 3001 31 St, Vernon, BC V1T 5H8 T. 250-503-2297 Commercial Gallery ASHPA NAIRA ART GALLERY & STUDIO 9492 Houghton Rd., Vernon, BC V1H 2C9 T. 250-549-4249 F. 250-549-4209 Opening in June. Located in Killiney on the west side of Okanagan Lake, this contemporary art

Colours of BC Christine Reimer, BFA October 6 – 18, 2007 Artist Reception October 6th 1:00 to 5:00 Gallery open 10:00 to 5:30 daily, 12:00 to 4:00 Sundays 2536 Beacon Avenue | Sidney, BC T: 250-656-6246 | E: Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 103

gallery and studio, owned by artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, features original art in a home and garden setting. Discover a diverse group of emerging and established Okanagan and Canadian artists in painting, textiles, sculpture and ceramics. Open Victoria Day (May) to Thanksgiving (October). Fri to Sun 10 am - 6 pm or by appt. Public Gallery VERNON ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096 The gallery presents a diverse and critical selection of artwork by international, national, regional and local artists. With an emphasis on the presentation of contemporary and new media art by established artists, the gallery also showcases artwork of midcareer and emerging artists in all media. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm.

EYE FOR ART GALLERY 2265 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G6 T. 250-595-2294 GALLERY ON HERALD 545 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S5 T. 250-480-7180 Victoria artist, Irma Soltonovich, has reopened Gallery on Herald as a studio-gallery. As well as Irma’s paintings there will be works by established, emerging and very young artists. A relaxed and informal setting to view quality contemporary art. Thurs to Sun noon - 5 pm or by appt. or chance. HILL’S NATIVE ART 1008 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 T. 250-385-3911 F. 250-385-5371 Toll Free: 866-685-5422

VICTORIA AND AREA Artist-run Galleries MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING 1442 Haultain St., Victoria, BC V8R 2J9 OPEN SPACE 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria, BC V8W 1E6 T. 250-383-8833 F. 250-383-8841 For over thirty years, Open Space has been a substantive entity for professional artists who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to art-making, 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 FIFTY FIFTY ARTS COLLECTIVE 2516 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4M1 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. 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 EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328

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MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 MAY IP-LAM GALLERY 655A Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 3L6 T. 250-384-1629 Chinese brush paintings by May Ip-Lam; Chinese drybrush paintings by PC Lam; Chinese abstract paintings by Oliver Lin; wood and lino cuts by Eleanor Kobley; oil pastels by Robert Chouinard; stained glass by Kirby Rivest. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. MORRIS GALLERY 428 Burnside Rd E (on Alpha) Victoria, BC V8T 2X1 T. 250-388-6652 F. 250-386-6612 ON CANVAS 538-B Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K8 T. 250-385-8090 F. 250-385-8090 Located in a beautiful loft-style heritage building in the heart of old town Victoria, this gallery offers visual inspiration to the visitor. Owner and resident artist, Karen Cooper represents a diverse group of predominately local artists, both emerging and established, whose works are modern contemporary in style. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm. SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE GALLERY 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0 T. 250-642-3421 F. 250-642-6988 index.htm Displayed throughout this award-winning inn, with its internationally-renowned dining room, the unconventional gallery was created in 1998 with carefully selected works by local artists on Vancouver Island. The art, in a variety of media, generally reflects themes of edible gardens, the ocean and the surrounding forest. Daily guided Garden Tours with art display in the Edible Gardens. Gallery open daily for self-guided tour. 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 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 Livesey, 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: 800-381-2981 The gallery presents an extensive collection of quality Canadian and international fine art in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, featuring original oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, with an emphasis

on the grandeur and the magic of nature. The twodimensional art is complemented by unique creations in iron, glass and ceramic media along with limited edition prints and reproductions. Mon to Thurs 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Fri and Sat 11:00 am 8:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 First 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 and in 2003 has moved to its own building in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks both here and in a second downtown gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

RETIREMENT With the sale of her building in Victoria, Fran Willis closed the Fran Willis Gallery at the end of June but will continue consulting in her semi-retirement.

T. 604-938-0887 F. 604-938-1887 ART JUNCTION GALLERY 1050 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1 T. 604-938-9000 F. 604-938-9000 MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 888-310-9726 New to Whistler — Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. THE PLAZA GALLERIES 22-4314 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-6233 F. 604-938-6235 WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113 Public Gallery SCOTIA CREEK GALLERY, MILLENIUM PLACE 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-8410 F. 604-935-8413


Cooperative Gallery GALLERY OF ARTISANS 811 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H6 T. 250-380-9505


Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 T. 250-384-4101 F. 250-361-3995 Engaging, challenging and inspiring! Victoria’s public art museum presents a variety of visual art experiences, media and cultures through historical to contemporary art from Asia, Europe and Canada — including the work of BC’s premiere landscape artist, Emily Carr, portrayed through paintings, writings and photographs. Mon to Sun 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs until 9 pm.

Public Galleries 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.

COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA G6-1001 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 2C5 T. 250-381-2787 F. 250-383-9155

GLEN P SUTHERLAND GALLERY 2021 Victoria Ave, Brandon University Brandon, MB T. 204-727-9750 ts/Aboriginal/places/artworks.asp

DELUGE CONTEMPORARY ART 636 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L3 T. 250-385-3327 MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY Box 3025 Stn CSC, University Centre, B155-380 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-6562 F. 250-721-8997 ROYAL BC MUSEUM 675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 T. 250-356-7226 F. 250-387-5674 Toll Free: 888-447-7977 WHISTLER Commercial Galleries ADELE CAMPBELL FINE ART GALLERY 114 - 4293 Mountain Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

CHURCHILL Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES Box 336, 174 Kelsey Blvd, Churchill, MB R0B 0E0 T. 204-675-2681 F. 204-675-2236 GIMLI Commercial Gallery MERMAID’S KISS GALLERY PO Box 509, 85 Fourth Ave Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 T. 204-642-7453 Just an hour’s scenic drive north from Winnipeg the gallery presents an eclectic mix of original art in painting, pottery, photography, raku, fibre and jewellery. Established and emerging artists take their inspiration from the lake and surrounding areas. Also offering archival giclèe printing, photo restoration, certified custom conservation framing. Mon, Thur to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

NOTE: Some numbers on the Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity, or in the same direction by arrow. 1 aceartinc. 1 Outworks Gallery

WINNIPEG 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 T. 204-667-9960 F. 204-949-0696 PLATFORM: CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC & DIGITAL ARTS 121-100 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 203 - 290 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-2674 F. 204-944-9577 VIDEO POOL MEDIA ARTS CENTRE

1 Plug In Institute 1 Urban Shaman 2 Adelaide McDermot Gallery 3 Bayat Inuit Gallery 4 Birchwood Art Gallery 5 Gallery 803 6 Gallery 1C03 7 Gallery Lacosse

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Gallery One One One Graffiti Gallery Ken Segal Gallery La Galerie La Maison des artistes Loch Gallery Mayberry Fine Art Warehouse Artworks Martha Street Studio

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 BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 6-1170 Taylor Ave, Grant Park Festival Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z4 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604 Toll Free: 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. GALLERY 803 803 Erin St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 2W2 T. 204-489-0872 Toll Free: 866-352-6763 GALLERY LACOSSE 169 Lilac St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S1

16 Medea Gallery 17 Mennonite Heritage Gallery 18 Northern Images Gallery 19 Nunavut Gallery Inc 20 Piano Nobile Gallery 21 Platform: Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts

21 Video Pool Media Arts Centre 22 Stoneware Gallery 23 The Edge 24 The Genuine Arts Gallery 25 The Label Gallery 26 The Manitoba Museum 27 The Pavilion Gallery Museum

T. 204-284-0726 Located in a historic area known for its restaurants and indie boutiques, Gallery Lacosse celebrates Manitoba Art and its place in the Canadian creative landscape. Always unique and original the art represented may be traditional, contemporary, decorative, abstract, representational, or functional. Upto-date website highlights artists, events and promotions. Tues to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. KEN SEGAL GALLERY 4-433 River Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2V1 T. 204-477-4527 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 Fri 10 am - 6 pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm. LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 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

27 Woodlands Gallery 28 The Winnipeg Art Gallery 29 Oseredok - Ukrainian Centre 30 Vault Gallery 31 Wah-Sa Gallery 32 Wayne Arthur Gallery

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. 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. MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 Located in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, the gallery represents a select group of gifted Canadian artists including Joe Fafard, Wanda Koop, John MacDonald and Robert Genn. With over 30 years experience, they also specialize in historic Canadian and European works of collectible interest. Regular exhibitions feature important early Canadian art as well as gallery artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY 393 Portage Ave, Portage Place, 2nd Floor Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 T. 204-942-5501 F. 204-942-5502

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NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 603 Corydon, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0P3 T. 204-478-7233 F. 204-475-7539 THE GENUINE ARTS GALLERY 402 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1R1 T. 204-942-5313 F. 204-942-5373 A gallery of distinction with both modern and traditional artwork, featuring framed mosaics, stained and coloured glass, broken plates and icons — artistry inspired from the traditional and historical ways. The acrylic and oil paintings on canvas are also available in limited reproductions. Co-directed by retired architects, Samia Soliman and Ghazoly Gabra. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. VAULT GALLERY 2181 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0L7 T. 204-888-7414 This bright and airy former bank functions as a studio for owners Charles and Sarah Johnston as well as a showcase for rotating exhibitions of contemporary Canadian artists. A sculpture garden and a mural gallery add visual interest on the outside of the building — only fitting for the gallery of an artist renowned for his public artworks both in Winnipeg and abroad. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

LOCAL ARTISTS SHOW Gold Leaves by Mary Ann Rudy

Opening Reception Oct. 25/07 6-9 pm

WAH-SA GALLERY 130-25 Forks Market Road Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 T. 204-942-5121 F. 204-888-3140 Specializing in Canadian aboriginal art, primarily of the Woodlands and Prairie styles, with limited edition prints, originals and art cards, carvings, handicraft and giftware. Appraisal services. Recently relocated to Johnston Terminal at The Forks. Mon to Sun 10 am - 6 pm.

6-1170 Taylor Ave, Winnipeg, MB 205-888-5840 or 1-800-822-5840

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September 2007 – Rick Beaver October 2007 – Maxine Bernier November 2007 - Miniatures Specializing in Canadian Woodland Aboriginal art and craft.

THE WAH-SA GALLERY Johnston Terminal at The Forks, 130-25 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 (204) 942-5121 • •

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WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 A Winnipeg fixture for more than 25 years, the gallery presents original art, in a variety of media, mainly from Manitoba artists. They also offer limited edition prints and reproductions along with a major framing facility. Mon to Thur 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat to 5 pm. WAYNE ARTHUR GALLERY 186 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G3 T. 204-477-5249 Artist Wayne Arthur and wife Bev Morton opened the Wayne Arthur Sculpture & Craft Gallery in 1995. After Wayne passed away, Bev moved the gallery to Winnipeg and together with new husband, Robert MacLellan, has run the Wayne Arthur Gallery since 2002. Some of Wayne’s drawings are available for purchase as well as the creations of more than 60 Manitoba artists, working in painting, print-making, mixed media, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, glass and photography. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. WOODLANDS GALLERY 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E2 T. 204-947-0700 F. 204-488-3306 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 R3L 1Y3 T. 204-453-1115 This artist-run cooperative was established in 1976, and features traditional and contemporary original fine art by Manitoba artists, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, intaglio and serigraph prints, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Rental plan and gift certificates available. Open Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4pm. OUTWORKS ART GALLERY 290 McDermot Ave, 3rd flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-949-0274

STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 Public Galleries EDGE ARTIST VILLAGE AND GALLERY 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1 T. 204-480-7576 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 galleryoneoneone/info111.html LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 boul. Provencher, St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 LA MAISON DES ARTISTES VISUELS FRANCOPHONES INC. 219, boul. Provencher, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-5074 Showcasing contemporary work of Manitoba’s finest francophone artists. Une galerie idèale pour apprècier les oeuvres d’artistes francophones de toutes disciplines. Winter/hiver Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm; Summer/ÈtÈ Mon to Sun 9 am - 5 pm. MARTHA STREET STUDIO 11 Martha St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2 T. 204-779-6253 F. 204-944-1804 The Martha Street Studio of the Manitoba Print Makers’ Association is a community-based print production space, public gallery and retail area dedicated to the development, presentation, and sale of limited edition graphics, artists’ multiples, and bookworks by local, national and international artists. Mon to Fri 11 am - 4 pm. MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675 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 THE MANITOBA MUSEUM 190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 T. 204-956-2830 F. 204-942-3679 THE PAVILION GALLERY MUSEUM 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. In Assiniboine Park, near the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. Open daily 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, Thurs til 9 pm. UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave East, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 T. 204-942-0218 F. 204-943-2857 WINNIPEG BEACH Commercial Gallery FISHFLY GALLERY 18 Main St, Winnipeg Beach, MB R0C 3G0 T. 204-389-5661

SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES ASSINIBOIA Public Gallery SHURNIAK ART GALLERY 122 3 Ave W, PO Box 1178 Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 Just an hour south of Moose Jaw, this recentlyopened gallery was built by Saskatchewan native, Bill Shurniak to house his diverse collection of Canadian and international works of art. The collection also includes several Group of Seven pieces. Periodic recitals, readings, lectures and touring exhibits. Tearoom facilities. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sun 1 - 5 pm. ESTEVAN Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 There are two galleries which feature monthly varied exhibitions from contemporary to historical art. Each year there are exhibits from aboriginal artists, as well from local, provincial and national artists. Mon to Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Sat and Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. LUMSDEN, SK Commercial Gallery LETTERBOX GALLERY 220 James Street N, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0 T. 306-731-3300 MEACHAM Commercial Gallery THE HAND WAVE GALLERY Box 145, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221

T. 306-692-4471 F. 306-694-8016 NORTH BATTLEFORD Public Gallery ALLEN SAPP GALLERY 1-Railway Ave, PO Box 460 North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1760 F. 306-445-1694 PRINCE ALBERT Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF PRINCE ALBERT 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-953-4814 THE GRACE CAMPBELL GALLERY 125 12 St E, Prince Albert, SK S6V 1B7 T. 306-763-8496 F. 306-763-3816 REGINA Artist-run Gallery NEUTRAL GROUND 203-1856 Scarth St, Regina, SK S4P 2G3 T. 306-522-7166 F. 306-522-5075 Neutral Ground supports contemporary art practices through both presentation and production activities. Its curatorial vision is responsive to its regional milieu in a translocal context. Programming emphasizes the contribution to new and experimental processes and supports inclusion and diversity. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and designated evening performances, openings, screenings. Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2266 Smith St, Regina, SK S4P 2P4 T. 306-522-0997 F. 306-522-5624 NEW LOCATION. 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.

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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.

MELVILLE Public Gallery GALLERY WORKS AND THE 3RD DIMENSION 800 Prince Edward St PO Box 309 Melville, SK S0A 2P0 T. 306-728-4494

MYSTERIA GALLERY 2706 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-522-0080 F. 306-522-5410 Mysteria Gallery is an artist-owned venue for established and emerging local artists. Explore diverse media in a modern context. Experience fine art and fine jewelry in a fresh atmosphere. Mon to Sat noon - 5:30 pm or by appt.

MOOSE JAW 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

NOUVEAU GALLERY 2146 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2T9 T. 306-569-9279 At Nouveau Gallery, formerly the Susan Whitney Gallery, look forward to works by many of Saskatchewan’s most recognized artists, the continuation of the Whitney Gallery’s vision plus a few surprises as Meagan Perreault puts her personal stamp on the new gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, and by appt. TRADITIONS HANDCRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4S 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 The gallery shows the work of Saskatchewan artisans dedicated to the ‘Art of the Craft’ with art work

Lorna Russell, “North end of Redberry Lake”, 34” x 36”

Fall Exhibition Schedule: - Wynona Mulcaster - Grant McConnell - Lorna Russell - Kelly Goerzen Images, dates and info on our website

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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. Cooperative Gallery ART X 9 GALLERY 410 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK S4N 0P6 T. 306-347-0481 Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF REGINA 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. ATHOL MURRAY ARCHIVES & MUSEUM Box 100, Wilcox, SK S0G 5E0 T. 306-732-2080 Extn: 121 F. 306-732-2075

Joe Fafard

MacKenzie Art Gallery September 29, 2007 to January 6, 2008

This retrospective exhibition is organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada. This project has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage. Cette rétrospective est organisée par la MacKenzie Art Gallery et le Musée des beauxarts du Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce, en partie, à un financement du Programme d’aide aux musées du ministère du Patrimoine canadien. Image: Joe Fafard, Smoothly She Shifted, 1986-87 bronze, patina, artist’s proof (from a projected edition of 3) 113.5 x 117 x 51 cm. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Joe Fafard. MacKenzie Art Gallery 3475 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4S 6X6 Ph: (306) 584-4250 Fax: (306) 569-8191 Email:

DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311, Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-777-6040 F. 306-949-7264 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.

ture, 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, Thur till 9 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. ROUGE GALLERY 208 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-955-8882 Located in the historic Avenue Building, the recently-opened Rouge Gallery is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of emerging as well as established Canadian artists. Media include painting, textile, metal sculpture, photography, glass, wood and clay sculpture. Many of the works are offered on a lease-to-own basis. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

NEW GALLERY Tony Watier’s Birchwood Gallery in Yellowknife has long specialized in fine art from the ‘south’ but he has recently expanded his gallery operations with the opening of the Arctic Art Gallery focusing on fine works of art from the ‘north’ both in the gallery and on the web.


ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: ART ACQUISITION BY APPLICATION The AFA invites eligible artists resident in Alberta to submit applications by October 1, 2007 for the collection art purchase program. Download guidelines and forms from or call (780) 427-9968 • (310-0000 toll-free)

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Bella Totino-Busby, Lunch with the 3 Stooges, acrylic on birch panel. 2007 Spring Art Acquisition by Application purchase.

Artist-run Galleries A.K.A. GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-0044 F. 306-652-9924 PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-5502 F. 306-652-9924 Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 Established in 1978, the gallery’s primary emphasis is on senior and mid-career Saskatchewan artists while also representing several established western Canadian painters and overseeing a number of artist estates. Presents a year round exhibition schedule alternating solo and group exhibitions. Centrally located downtown in the Traveller’s Block Annex. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 Represent primarily Saskatchewan artists such as Ches Anderson, Lou Chrones, Alamgir Huque, Caroline James, Cecilia Jurgens, Ken Lonechild, Mary Masters, Duane Panko, Linda Jane Schmid and Regina Seib who create abstract and representational art. Maintain a small collection of Inuit sculpture and estate art. Regular exhibitions. 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, sculp-

Public Galleries DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE University of Saskatchewan, 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8 T. 306-966-8384 GORDON SNELGROVE GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4 T. 306-966-4208 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. SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 Extn: 25 F. 306-244-2711 THE GALLERY AT FRANCES MORRISON LIBRARY 311 23rd Street East Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6 T. 306-975-7566 F. 306-975-7766 w w w. p u b l i b . s a s k a t o o n . s k . c a / h t m l / morrison_ga.html

SWIFT CURRENT Public Gallery 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, Closed Sun in Jul and Aug. YORKTON Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton, SK S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667

NORTHERN TERRITORIES GALLERIES DAWSON CITY Public Gallery ODD GALLERY — KLONDIKE INSTITUTE OF ART & CULTURE Bag 8000, 2nd Ave & Princess St Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0 T. 867-993-5005 F. 867-993-5838 INUVIK Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES INUVIK Box 2398, 115 Mackenzie Rd Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 T. 867-777-2786 F. 867-777-4430 WHITEHORSE Cooperative Gallery YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK COOPERATIVE 33 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 T. 867-393-4848 Spectacular gallery overlooking the Yukon River ten minutes south of Whitehorse. Recent Local Secret/Big Find and Editor’s pick for North America

by Travelocity. Thirty-eight Yukon artists include potters, photographers, printmakers, beadmakers, jewellers, sculptors and woodturners; watercolour, acrylic, textile, encaustic and oil painters; ceramic, warm and stained glass artists; plus furniture makers. Fri to Sun Oct to Apr; Daily May to Sept noon 5 pm. Public Gallery YUKON ARTS CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY 300 College Dr, PO Box 16 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9 T. 867-667-8485

Commercial Galleries ARCTIC ART GALLERRY 26-4910 50 Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5 T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375 The locally owned and operated Arctic Art Gallery shows high quality fine art from the region and the Arctic in general. Most pieces can be viewed and purchased on their comprehensive web site. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 6 pm. BIRCHWOOD GALLERY 26-4910 50 Ave Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5 T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375 Locally owned and operated, Birchwood Gallery presents contemporary works from well-known and respected artists from across Canada in an enticingly visual yet calming atmosphere. Committed to supporting and contributing to the arts and culture of Yellowknife, Birchwood frequently schedules work presentations by their artists throughout the year. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 6 pm. NORTHERN IMAGES YELLOWKNIFE Box 935, 4801 Franklin Avenue Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7 T. 867-873-5944 F. 867-973-9224 Public Gallery PRINCE OF WALES NORTHERN HERITAGE CENTRE 4750 48 St, PO Box 1320 Yellowknife, NT X1A L29 T. 867-873-7551 F. 867-873-0205

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way. Paintings can be done from photos or a session arranged at the studio. Now located in Victoria.

BRACKEN STUDIO 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Upper Level Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-554-1523 Encounter Contemporary Artist Marilynn Bracken at work in her studio. Share the creativity and feel free to ask questions. Tues to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.

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 of Show award at 2006 Calgary Stampede.

KAMILA & NEL ART GALLERY 768 Menawood Pl, Victoria, BC V8Y 2Z6 T. 250-294-5711 Interested in commissioning an experienced and internationally-recognized artist to create an ageless fine art gift? Portraits, architecture, animals, landscapes and any other subject of interest to you could be captured and transformed in a creative

RFM MCINNIS See RFM McInnis’ Canadian art for yourself on his personal website. New figurative works in oil are featured along with related drawings and sketches and a showcase of new and earlier works, including portraits of noted Canadians and figurative drawings. Also includes links to representative galleries across Canada and complete biographical information.


Offering contemporary works by well-known and respected artists from across Canada. OCTOBER 2007 New works by Allen Sapp, Rod Charlesworth, Andrew Benyei, David Langevin, Kean Leathem and Lynn Soehner



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Browse and order from our collection online at: BIRCHWOOD GALLERY 26, 4802-50 Avenue Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5 T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375

NOW OPEN ARCTIC ART GALLERY the North’s newest online gallery, showcases the best Regional and Arctic Fine Art the country has to offer. Chance Serpentine & Marble 38"h x 15"d x12"w by Randy Sibbeston

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PIKE STUDIOS AND GALLERY 70 9 Ave SE, High River, AB T1V 1L4 T. 403-652-5255 From their studios Bob and Connie Pike produce a wide range of art and fine craft. Bob works in metal, making gates, art boxes, tables and assorted architectural accents. Connie makes high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-akind pieces to an extensive selection of functional pottery for everyday use. Studio tours available by appointment. PUPART STUDIO Canmore, AB T. 403-678-6246 PupArt was founded by artist Marion Morrison in response to numerous requests for her large, vibrant canine portraits. With studios in Canmore, AB and Victoria, BC, this “artist to the dogs” offers colorful, modern paintings of her client’s “best friends”. Her commissioned paintings capture the dogs’ essence and personality for proud owners all over North America by combining realism with artistic vision and freedom. SPINA ART AND DESIGN 96 Cheyanne Meadows Way, Calgary, AB T3R 1B7 T. 403-256-7115 F. 403-256-7115 An artist for 30 years and represented in collections around the world, Ferdinando (Fred) Spina has shown in galleries in New York and San Francisco and across Canada. He paints and sculpts in various materials such as watercolour, oils, acrylic, stone, wood, metal and bronze. In addition to offering a large body of completed work, Ferdinando welcomes commissions for special projects. STUDIO TODOROVIC 5B-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-870-0713 Calgary artist Ljubica Todorovic is primarily focused on gestural abstraction using oils and charcoal. Her wide selection of earthy, organic paintings directly reflects a love of the medium and the memories and observations of acreage life. A variety of sizes. Commissions welcomed. Purchase online or in-store. Wed to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, First Thursdays till 9 pm.


KISS FINE ART Calgary, AB T. 403-229-0045 Representing renowned nature artist Andrew Kiss. Andrew is one of Canada’s most recognized artists for a style that captures breathless images with a reverence for realism. Originals are available in Calgary through their website. Current galleries carrying Andrew’s work are also listed on the website. Full consulting services available.


CANVAS GALLERY 950 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6H 1Z2 T. 416-532-5275 F. 416-532-5278 Canvas Gallery, a thriving visual arts venue in Toronto, is calling for artists with original painting, drawing, photography and mixed media works to submit images or URL by email, along with details (sizes and retail pricing). Visit website or call for more information.


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.

PETER JOHN VOORMEIJ — THROUGH DUTCH EYES 2 Peter John Voormeij, Dutch-born painter and printmaker, will be holding a solo exhibition, ‘Through Dutch Eyes 2’, at Vancouver’s Elliott Louis Gallery, October 22 to November 10, 2007. The artist reception, October 25, 6:30 pm ñ 8:30 pm, will be opened by Dutch Consul General Hans Driesser. Check website for examples of the artist’s work.

LANDO ART AUCTIONS 11130 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 F. 780-990-1153 They hold a minimum of three 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.



CALGARY ARTWALK Multiple public and Commercial Galleries Calgary, AB THIRD WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER Visit Calgary galleries and artist studios to discover the quality and variety of artists’ work available in Calgary in a friendly and casual atmosphere. The event is free. Many venues provide refreshments and host special events. Great for art students, collectors and for the novice to meet artists and watch creativity happen before their eyes. Maps and participating galleries on website. GALLERY WALK OF EDMONTON October 20 and 21, 2007 Edmonton, AB The first gallery walk of its kind in Canada was formed in 1981 to promote both art and artists of merit within the community, focusing especially on work by Canadian artists. The seven member galleries are easily accessible within a nine block walking distance. There are two self-guided events presented per year. Unique exhibitions are planned for gallery walks. Details on website. SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW T. 250-656-7412 , The 5th annual Sidney Fine Art Show will take place October 12-14 at the Mary Winspear Cultural Centre in Sidney, BC. It is a showcase for serious

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artists, discerning patrons, and art collectors. Call for more information, or visit the dedicated website.

R.J. SINDEN BOOKS & ART T. 905-393-3948 Recently relocated to GTA after 27 years in Calgary, Sinden is a dedicated on-line bookseller specializing in Canadian and international art books and catalogues. Dealer in historic photography and 20th century Canadian art. Ebay store rjsindenbooksandart. Wants lists welcome.


ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS ART ACQUISITION 10708 - 105 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5H 0A1 T. 780-427-9968 The Alberta Foundation for the Arts invites eligible artists resident in Alberta to submit artworks for consideration for purchase to its Art Acquisition before Application project deadline: October 1, 2007. Download guidelines and application forms from the internet or call for further information. (For toll-free access dial 310-0000.) LEIGHTON ART CENTRE - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, INTERNATIONAL JURIED FIGURATIVE ART SHOW Box 9, Site 31, RR 8, Calgary, AB T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 A special show, Mar 15 to April 26, 2008 featuring

two and three dimensional work, in all media, inspired by the artist’s interpretation of the human figure. Submissions: limit of 3 digital images of work no larger than 30" x 40", in jpeg format by email, with title and price, CV and artist’s statement. Make $25 registration fee payable to Leighton Art Centre. Deadline Oct 31, 2007. Notification by Dec 31, 2007. Over $2,000 in awards. Contact Paula for info.

T. 403-730-8846 F. 403-252-1897 Ta’Lana Fine Art Productions was started in 1998 as a family-owned business devoted exclusively to the production of high quality giclèes. They are committed to the giclèe process and what it offers the artist, publisher, gallery owner and eventual buyer. They use state-of-the-art, in-house systems and industry-leading software and equipment to produce the best possible giclèe for the artist.


JARVIS HALL FINE FRAMES 617 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-9942 Jarvis Hall Fine Frames is a full service frame shop offering all levels of custom framing from conservation to museum grade. Frames can be chosen from a wide variety of manufacturers or can be designed, carved and gilded by hand. They also offer a variety of gallery frames for artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment.


ART ON THE WALL T. 780-868-4983 Edmonton-based, comprehensive corporate and residential art installation service including picture hanging, art packaging, insurance photography and photography for artists. Providing quality customer service. ON THE LEVEL ART INSTALLATIONS T. 403-263-7226 A fully insured, full service fine arts handling company with 24 years experience providing consulting, design and installation service throughout western Canada.


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 rangeing 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.


BOYLAN IMAGING 540 18 St SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8A7 T. 403-526-9599 Boylan Imaging offers superior capabilities with large format printing available on vinyl, canvas, photographic papers and other printing mediums. Applications include giclèe prints, posters, billboards, car graphics, window mesh and tradeshow displays. Professional colour correction creates the rich colours and high definition of original artwork. ART-MASTERS 1608 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1M5 T. 403-229-2953 Specializing in high quality giclèes for more than 10 years, their knowledge, expertise in colour correction, state-of-the-art equipment, and special archival materials and UV inhibiting formulas, combine to create the rich colours, textures and high definition of original artwork. View the variety on their new virtual gallery website. REPRODUCING ART T. 613-767-9106 Toll Free: 888-767-9106 Since 1999, Reproducing Art has provided Canadian artists with high-quality, fine art giclèe reproductions on paper and canvas substrates. Work can be exhibited in their online gallery. Reproducing Art tracks and manages limited editions and issues certificate of authenticity for each edition. More details on website. TA’LANA FINE ART PRODUCTIONS 101A-5855 9 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1Z9

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EMMA LAKE KENDERDINE CAMPUS University of Saskatchewan, c/o Paul Trottier, Director, Room 133, Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8 T. 306-966-2463 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 delivers 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.


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.

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LEVIS FINE ART AUCTIONS, APPRAISALS & ART STORAGE 1739 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0K1 T. 403-541-9099 From a single item to a complete collection, Levis can safely store artwork. The company offers professional and knowledgeable staff, a safe and confidential environment, a thorough security system, controlled temperature and constant on-site presence. Costs are based on a rate of $10.00 per cubic foot per month. For larger collections volume rates are available. MARY DEAN ASSOCIATES INC. Calgary, AB T. 403-271-8757 F. 403-225-3264 Calgary based, Mary Dean Associates Inc. is an accredited personal property appraiser able to provide appraisal reports for insurance, probate, or resale purposes. Call or email directly to discuss appraisal needs.

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ARTISTS EMPORIUM 1610 St James St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2 T. 204-772-2421 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. CIMARRON SALES 3-5608 1 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1H8 T. 403-717-4300 F. 403-717-4333 Toll Free: 877-754-7630

In preparation for your giclée printing, we can arrange for your photography to be done by the well-known commercial and fine art photographer, John Dean. Fall/Winter 2007 Galleries West 111 Serving Western Canada from Calgary, Cimarron is a wholesaler of a wide selection of mouldings by ASI/OXFORD, Lopez, Singleton, Presto, Framerica, Montana and Michelangelo. They also carry a full range of picture framing supplies; computerized matte cutting; custom display boxes and sports showcases; and a line of concept, ultra-efficient cordless picture lights. Mon to Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm. CLASSIC GALLERY FRAMING INC 3376 Sexsmith Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 7S5 T. 250-765-6116 F. 250-765-6117 Toll Free: 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 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, Sun noon - 5 pm. KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 132 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 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 - 6 pm, Thur till 8 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. MONA LISA ARTISTS’ MATERIALS 1518 7 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1A7 T. 403-228-3618 Welcome to one of Western Canada’s largest fine art supply retailers. Established in 1959, Mona Lisa provides excellent customer service combined with a broad spectrum of products and technical knowledge. Clients from beginner to professional, find everything they need to achieve their artistic goals. Volume discounts and full-time student and senior discounts available. Mon - Fri 8 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES T. 604-435-9991 F. 604-435-9941 Toll Free: 800-663-6953 Opus has stores in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, North Vancouver, and Langley, plus online shopping and mail order service. They offer an extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies. Check them out online, or drop by for some inspiration. They also produce an e-newsletter full of sales, art news and articles, and provide ëhow to’ handouts and artist demos. Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource. STUDIO WEST BRONZE FOUNDRY & SCULPTURE SUPPLIES 205 - 2 Ave SE, Industrial Park, PO Box 550 Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7 T. 403-932-2611 F. 403-932-2705 Specializing in materials and tools for the sculptor: armature wire; pre-made armatures — figure and animal; sculpting clays; Roma Plastilina; Chavant modelling clays; professional tools for wax and clay. A complete line of moldmaking and casting materials — rubbers and resins, cold cast materials from Polytek. Knowledgable advice. Foundry services available. Mon to Fri 8 am - 5 pm, Sat by appt. SWINTON’S ART SUPPLIES 7160 Fisher St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0W5 T. 403-258-3500

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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. Mon to Fri 9 am - 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm; Summer (July/August) Mon to Fri till 6:30 pm, closed Sun. THE GALLERY/ART PLACEMENT INC. 228 3 Ave S (back lane entrance) Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3931 Professional artists, University art students, art educators and weekend artists rely on The Gallery/Art Placement’s art supply store for fine quality materials and equipment at reasonable prices. A constantly expanding range of materials from acrylics, oils and watercolours, to canvas, brushes, specialty paper, soapstone and accessories. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm.


GALLERYSOFT INC 10 Oak Ridge Drive, Georgetown, ON L7G 5G6 T. 905-877-8713 F. 905-877-4811 NEW - GallerySoft V3 software for art gallery management works on Mac as well as Windows; allows use of the same database between multiple gallery locations; online, real-time help; eliminates software updates and installations; web link capabilities; accounting details transfer to any accounting package; handles biographies, client information, commission statements, labels, images, inventory, invoices, reports and more. Free trial available online.


ARTBIZ WEB DESIGN T. 403-949-2693 Artbiz provides affordable websites, specializing in fine art web design. Creating chic, custom, personalized sites for artists, art groups and galleries, at a reasonable price. Kim Bruce has an extensive corporate design background; a visual problem solver with years of experience in professional presentation. Art, her passion; digital technologies, her tool.


CANADIAN CONSERVATION INSTITUTE Department of Canadian Heritage, 1030 Innes Rd Ottawa, ON K1A 0M5 T. 613-998-3721 F. 613-998-3721 “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.


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For his highly detailed folk art depicting life on the Canadian prairie during the first half of the 20th century, William Kurelek could be compared to Laura Ingalls Wilder, another chronicler of the beauty and ordinariness of life on western homesteads. But Kurelek, whose meticulous depictions are best known through his books A Prairie Boy’s Summer and A Prairie Boy’s Winter, went much deeper than that. Born on a farm to Ukrainian-Canadian parents north of Edmonton in 1927, Kurelek’s childhood and school years were marked by the harshness of the Depression. After his parents lost their farm, they moved to Manitoba where Kurelek attended school, eventually graduating from the University of Manitoba, and taking classes at the Ontario College of Art and the Instituto Allende in Mexico. In the early 1950s, Kurelek began to deal with the onset of mental illness, which got worse during a trip to England. He was admitted to Maudsley Psychiatric Hospital in London, where he created one of the most important works of his career. “The Maze” is a depiction of what the artist saw in his own head, with nods to medieval woodcuts and the works of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Brueghel. Told in panels inside the cutaway of his own skull, it is a remarkable manifestation of the horror of depression, melancholy and regret.

For the rest of his life, Kurelek would pitch a battle against illness with the defenses of art, intense autobiography, and the interest of esteemed doctors and psychiatrists. Alongside his drawings of hearty farm work and hockey games on homemade rinks, he drew images of the prairie that rival Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World” in their depiction of the desolation of landscape and the solitariness of life. After returning to Canada in the late ‘50s, having converted to Catholicism, he divided his time between hundreds of paintings and drawings of biblical images, and the prairie scenes and drawings of Ukrainian heritage that would bring him wider acclaim. Collecting the work into a series of popular books, his drawings would become powerful symbols of how Canadians saw themselves, and their history on the land. Among more than a dozen books, many of them truly heartwarming and aimed at children, the artist’s work was collected in Kurelek Country, published in 1975 by Houghton Mifflin and featuring a preface by his dealer, Av Isaacs. This painting, “Sunday Dinner Call in the Bush” (1961) is typical of the Kurelek’s folk-art style, and was originally sold by Isaacs Gallery in Toronto in the early 1970s. Circulating through private collections since its first sale, the painting has recently been acquired by Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg. — Jill Sawyer

William Kurelek, Sunday Dinner Call in the Bush, 1961, mixed media on panel, 17" x 48"

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