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Largely self-taught, Janet Mitchell is an artist of international stature who lived and worked in Western Canada. Although recognition came late in her life, her works now hang in museum collections including The National Gallery of Canada as well as corporate and private collections across the country. “During a career spanning five decades, Janet Mitchell has transformed herself from a Western watercolourist into a maker of joyous, figurative pictures which veer at times toward the semi-abstract – her images, floating in soft radiant colours, evoke strongly the idea of oneness of all life forms.” —Joan Murray from ‘Janet Mitchell: Life and Art’ by P. Armstrong, 1995

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Up front in the visual arts A monumental moving project David Hoffos’ almost-impossible Dream


equiring 5000 square feet of open space and spanning 25 separate works consisting of 40-channel installation, audio and mixed-media dioramas, soundscapes, projections, mirrors, false walls, windows, lighting, surprise cut outs, and every other semblance of dreams brought to life, David Hoffos’ sprawling installation Scenes from a House Dream (2003 - 2008) challenges the viewer at every turn, and as it turns out, is an even greater challenge to tour. Before its first opening at Lethbridge’s Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Hoffos and two full-time assistants spent 17 days turning two floors of the Gallery into a fully-immersive funhouse of strange and haunting scenes. This fall, Hoffos and crew will remount it the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. The logistics required to transport an exhibition of this scale require more effort and funds than the standard show, and Hoffos is sharply feeling the absence of the Department of Canadian Heritage Exhibition Transportation Service, which was cut from the Federal budget in April of 2008. As a direct result of the cutbacks, the original presenter for Scenes from a House Dream pulled out, and Hoffos and his supporters had to rethink almost the entire original tour. Now, there are potentially three to six stops across the coun-

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David Hoffos, Scenes from the House Dream: Sherwood Schwartz, single channel video, audio and mixed media installation, detail, 2005. Collection of the artist.

try after the National Gallery installation, but with an intricate and labour-intensive installation, every step of this show is proving to be a stretch of human limits and imagination. With 21 large crates, and the logistical expertise of laying out each discrete installation and its light sensitive construction into a navigable experience, the act of touring this show has become an art unto itself. “In this last year of the project and first year of the tour, I have really needed my long-term Canada Council grant,” Hoffos says. “Just to free me up to focus properly on this one project. I have also had support from my commercial agents — they had committed to financing the crate-building, which is very generous considering that there is no immediate return for them.” Currently coordinated through Rodman Hall at Brock University — where director and curator Shirley Madill brought it from her previous post at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Scenes from a House Dream opens in Ottawa on November 6. — Amy Fung

installed as part of the 2009 2011 Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale.

Ron Mueck, Head of a Baby, 2003, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Photo © NGC

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Jeff Thomas, Folded Arms Visits Calgary, (GPS: N51 02.637 W114 03.886) (detail), 2005, Collection of the Artist

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Michael N. Yahgulanaas, Coppers from the Hood- “Stolen But Recovered”, 2007, Collection of Glenbow Museum

In Memoriam: Leo Mol A long-time resident of Winnipeg, Leo Mol left a lasting legacy to the city with the donation of a collection of 300 bronze sculptures and other works, many of which enhance the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden on the bank of the Assiniboine River. He was best-known for his immense bronzes — portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill, now in the Winnipeg garden, the sculpture of John Diefenbaker on Parliament Hill, and three bronzes of popes, installed in the Vatican. Originally from the

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Vancouver begins installing Biennale sculptures With the installation of Michael Zheng’s The Stop in Vanier Park and Charleston Park and Lithuanian artist Vladas Vildziunas’ Barbora outside Pacific Central Station, the 2009 – 2011 Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale officially kicked off in late summer. With plans to install 30 monumental outdoor works by international artists in 12 Vancouver neighbourhoods, Biennale organizers

plan to expand on the last sculpture event (2005 – 2007). They have left six “legacy” works from the previous Biennale, and will add the 30 more through the fall. In the spring, organizers will add a new media component, with works in video, robotics, animation, and interactive technologies installed along the new Canada Line rapid transit system. The Biennale will also feature a new performance art aspect in 2010, with plans to draw viewers in to the possibilities of accessible, outdoor art, and engage the city through its Olympic year and beyond.

Bev Tosh, Should-to-Shoulder (detail), 2002-2009, Collection of the Artist

Maltwood Museum receives over 100 works Members of the Coast Art Trust recently announced that that they have donated more than 100 works to the permanent collection of the University of Victoria’s Maltwood Museum. The Trust, set up in 2005 to collect groups of work by contemporary coastal B.C. artists — paintings, sculpture, collage, mixed media, and photography — has put together representation of three decades of work by 45 artists. Started by artists James Felter, Kal Opré, and Gregg Simpson, the collection includes work by Eldon Grier, Frank Perry, Sylvia Tait, and many others. The works will be kept as part of the Maltwood’s permanent collection, and will contribute to documenting the art of western B.C. in the second half of the 20th century.

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Edmonton Festival Report: Inside The Works 2009

September 25, 2009 to January 10, 2010 Curated by Dan Ring and Dr. Neal McLeod

“By connecting Henderson’s portraits of First Nations people and his landscape paintings of the Qu’Appelle Valley and elsewhere to the enduring memories of those who remain and to the landscape of our times, we attempt to retrieve memory and connect past and present.” –Dan Ring, Chief Curator, Mendel Art Gallery

Josée Aubain Ouellette, Drop very summer for the past 24 years, The Works Art and Design City, 1968, from the 2009 The Works Festival, Edmonton. Festival has taken over Edmonton’s downtown core with a spectrum of international art and design. Highlighting the work of fine artists at various stages of their careers in lobbies, basements, and hallways, The Works remains Northern Alberta’s biggest art festival. With the 2009 theme of "Heat", arts and crafts tents and a spacious beer garden cover most of the main area of Sir Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton. The art exhibitions can be found near the north end of the Square, tucked away to the side of the road. Filtering through the rest of the year’s “Heat” line up, Allen


Ukraine, Mol settled in Winnipeg in the 1940s and never left, reflecting the Manitoba landscape in the sketches and paintings he made in addition to the famous bronzes. Mol died in Winnipeg on July 4 at the age of 94.




The Mendel Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, The Canada Council for the Arts, and Saskatchewan Lotteries. Top: James Henderson, Road to the Valley (detail), c. 1935, oil on canvas, Private Collection. Bottom: James Henderson, Sun Walking-Blackfoot (detail), 1945, oil on canvas, Collection of the Mendel Art Gallery. Purchased with the assistance of funds from Price Waterhouse, Chartered Accountants, 1986.

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Vancouver Art Gallery moves Offsite Opening with a show by fine art photographer O Zhang, the Vancouver Art Gallery has created an outdoor exhibition space for art in the city’s downtown core. Set at the base of the Shangri-La Hotel at Georgia and Thurlow Streets, Offsite will catch passers-by with sculpture, video, installation and photography, with

rotating shows that change twice a year. Zhang’s Horizon (Sky) captures rural schoolgirls in the artist’s native China, in frames expanded to monumental proportions. Gabriola welcomes Thanksgiving art tourists If Indian summer days are expected, there are worse places to spend a long Thanksgiving weekend than Gabriola Island, off the coast of B.C. The vibrant island art community there plans an open house of more than 30 artist’s and artisan’s studios all over the island. Hosted by the Gabriola Arts Council, visitors can design their own studio tours, and see painters,

first impressions Ball’s non-temperature-related Spectacle in a State of Exception was a pleasant surprise in the always-busy foyer of the Stanley Milner library. Known primarily as a painter, Ball continues on from his last work The German Autumn in Minor Spaces by focusing on photography as a medium to render the psychology and memory of space. The Works show, created during his volunteer post in the Canadian Forces Artist Program, samples a larger body of work that will tour across Canada. Another highlight from the Festival came from emerging Edmonton artist Josée Aubin Ouellette’s Playground Architects. As one of the few artists who chose her own exhibition space, Ouellette independently approached the YMCA because of the real three-dimensional jungle gyms running alongside the hallway gallery. With five large canvases playfully flattening down the structures into rigid, rudimentary shapes and colours, Ouellette successfully demonstrated an astute awareness of how traditional art forms can engage with public space, an awareness that doesn’t apply to the Festival itself. From its roots as an idea to revitalize Edmonton’s deserted downtown core by celebrating art in office lobbies and thenempty For Lease storefront windows, The Works hasn’t grown in tandem with the city’s changing dynamics. As architectural standards and public art procedures are finally being put into place, The Works carries on with art culled from non-site-specific open calls — and the Festival’s lack of curatorial vision is growing more obvious. Sprawling into 30 sites, many of which are programmed independently and function regardless of the Festival, The Works appears to be more about maintaining and securing annual partnerships than it is about inspiring art and public engagement. The Works has grown more akin to an overblown craft fair than an international-calibre art and design festival, moving further away from its original mandate to put public art in alternative spaces. — Amy Fung

photographers, potters, jewelers, weavers, and more October 10 to 12.


Six western artists shortlisted for RBC Four western Canadian artists and one two-person partnership have been shortlisted

for the 2009 RBC Painting Competition. With a $25,000 grand prize (and two $15,000 honourable mention prizes) at stake, the competition recognizes the best emerging painters from across Canada. Juried by a panel of nine, including Vancouver artist Ken

O Zhang, Horizon (Sky), detail, photographic print on vinyl, series of six, at Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite.

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Judy Chicago, Birth Tear, 1982, Photo: Through the Flower Archives

FA L L 2 0 0 9 September 25, 2009 to January 23, 2010 Public Opening Reception September 25, 2009 from 7pm to 10pm ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE For Fall 2009, The Art Gallery of Calgary is offering exciting new public programs for children and adults! Watch our website for information: Or contact JB Sine to be added to our program mailing list T: 403.770.1358 E:

Judy Chicago’s Companion Commercial Show Is Opening at The Weiss Gallery Saturday, September 26, 2009 2pm to 4pm

Lum, Nathalie de Blois, curator of contemporary art at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and Benjamin Diaz of the Toronto gallery Diaz Contemporary, the winners will be chosen in early October. Among finalists from west, central and eastern Canada, the western shortlist includes Noah Becker of Victoria, Brenda Draney of Vancouver, Calgary’s Dave and Jenn, Ryan Peter of Vancouver, and Joseph Tisiga of Whitehorse. Inuvialuit to access lost artifacts through Simon Fraser A new project through the Department of Archeology at Simon Fraser University will reunite members of the western Arctic Inuvialuit people with cultural artifacts lost more than 150 years ago. Part of the Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage project at SFU, researchers will visit Washington’s Smithsonian Institution to study the Inuvialuit pipes, tools and clothing in the Museum’s Arctic Studies Center collection. The elders’ examination of the more than 500 pieces in the collection will be recorded by researchers, expanding the knowledge of traditional craft and culture in the high Arctic. The artifacts were bought in the mid-19th century by Hudson’s Bay Company trader Roderick Mac-

Farlane, and later became one of the founding collections of the Smithsonian. One of five recently launched projects that will explore exchange of knowledge in indigenous cultures around the world, the SFU researchers plan to create an interactive exhibition and school curriculum to share the work with the Inuvialuit. Vancouver artist wins $50,000 Molson Prize Ian Wallace, a conceptual artist based in Vancouver, has been awarded one of two $50,000 Molson Prizes from the Canada Council for the Arts. Awarded annually to one recipient in the arts and one in social sciences, the prize recognizes outstanding achievement throughout an established career, and ongoing contribution to the arts and humanities in Canada. Winner of a 2004 GovernorGeneral’s Award in Visual Art, Wallace taught for 16 years at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and evolved his art practice from minimalist sculptures and paintings to include work in photography and new technology, and has published criticism in catalogues, anthologies and magazines. Vancouver conceptual artist Ian Wallace, winner of the 2009 Molson Prize.

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DAVID BLACKWOOD New Watercolours Sept. 8 – 26, 2009 Exhibition on-line at

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MICHAEL MORRIS Vertical Parallels and Tonality and ZigZags, Ziggurats and Archetypes October 4 – 31, 2009 At the Oak Bay and Humboldt locations

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Alexus with the painting Rite of Winter 1949, oil on canvas, 110" x 157"

After twenty years in Asia and twenty-five years in Europe where he studied music and art, Alexus is proud to now be based in Canada. Alexus' works have been featured in exhibitions in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Germany, and parts of the U.S. and Canada.

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Shirley Elias with several of her original paintings

Shirley Elias first made her mark as an artistic force as a concert pianist with performances across Canada. Now as a visual artist, she has enjoyed a high demand for her work with over seventy private commissions to date including a recent one to Florence, Italy. Her original paintings can be found in private collections from coast to coast.

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A sampling of art and artists exhibiting in the West this season The Leighton Art Centre sits on a gloriously scenic bluff south of Calgary, the former home of painters A.C. and Barbara Leighton. This fall, the Centre will be the site of Open Water, the annual juried show of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. This is the first time the show has been based in Alberta, and only the second time it’s journeyed to western Canada. Worth the short trek from the city, it runs September 5 to October 24, and will feature 63 paintings of 300 open-call submissions. Long-active in Alberta, this show solidifies the Society’s presence in the province. LEFT: Terry Kazakoff, Bob and Darcy, watercolour, 20" X 26", 2009.

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Open Water .................20

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Blue City Veins, October 2 to December 4, Grey Area Gallery, Chilliwack

Lyle Schultz .................20

After graduating six years ago, artist Lyle Schultz’s work is already in the permanent collections of the Emily Carr House in Victoria and Medicine Hat College. His patrons include Scott Thompson of Kids in the Hall and John Wright of the band no means no. Schultz’s work has a humourous edge — his gallerists describe him as an artist “creating a unique and diverse universe of eccentrically electric and eclectic absurdities.” Schultz’s multi-media works range from paintings and comics to animation and short film. While he has worked for many years on an aquatic-themed comic called Hello, My Name is B.O.B., the Chilliwack show will feature his new paintings on canvas — mostly acrylics, some polymers and grease pen. The concept will be one Schultz has worked with since college. He moved to Vancouver Island in 2003 and lives in Victoria. “I see cities as huge eating and digestive organs,” he says. “In some ways they’re about the clash between nature and the city, how they are getting along or not.” — Beverly Cramp

Jan Boning ..................22 James Henderson ........22 Ted Oster .....................22 Eric Deis ......................22 Lisa Brawn ...................24 Jan Kabatoff ................25 Robert Amos . .............25 Kim Dorland ................26 Chai Duncan / Leila Armstrong ............27 Bee Kingdom ...............27 Theresa Sapergia .........28

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Colin Graham ..............30

Gallery, Victoria, B.C., Sooke Harbour House, Sooke, B.C., Poly-

Kathryn O’Regan .........30

chrome Gallery, Victoria, B.C.

Virginia Boulay ............30 David Garneau ............30

Lyle Schultz, lastangel, mixed media on

Hailans to Ailans..........32

canvas, 2009, 4' X 3'.

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JAN BONING MANITOBA: A Life in Print, September 10 to October 16, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg

, Jan Boning, Untitled, serigraph, n.d.

“This show is very much like a retrospective,” says Winnipeg artist Frieso Boning about his late father Jan Boning’s serigraphs on exhibition at Martha Street Studio this fall. “We pulled a lot of the prints out from under the bed.” Frieso curated the exhibition with Martha Street executive director Sheila Spence. Jan Boning was born in Holland in 1931. He immigrated to Canada in 1957 and started producing art in 1963, working at a silkscreen shop and making prints of his own work until he started his own shop, Omniscreen. In addition to his own work, Jan Boning made prints for artists like John Erkel, Audrey Riller and Tony Tascona. “A lot of my father’s work, which dates back to 1963, is hard to find,” says Frieso Boning. “It’s probably in dentist’s offices and private collections. I don’t even have any of his prints in my home.” After the show is taken down, he hopes to secure an archival home for his father’s body of work at the University of Manitoba or the Winnipeg Art Gallery. “So it doesn’t go back under the bed again.” —Patricia Robertson

There’s a haunting quality to Ted Oster’s paintings — in place of eyes, his animals have large, round voids. Oster, a Winnipeg-based artist originally from northeast Ontario, believes the eyes represent the spirit, and can’t be duplicated. He paints small dots, evidence of the earth that pulls every living creature in, into each of his animal portraits. Opening November 21, see Oster’s unique, stylized Woodland paintings at Winnipeg’s Wah-Sa Gallery. ABOVE: Ted Oster, Untitled, acrylic on paper, 15" X 12".

ERIC DEIS BRITISH COLUMBIA: Shadows Cast on Imagination’s Past, October 1 to 25, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver

made his home in the Qu’Appelle Valley north of Regina, where he

Eric Deis’ photographs mix colours, light, shadow and human activity. Take one of his most recent works, titled ‘Hipsters and Drug Dealer’, which will be shown for the first time at the Elissa Cristall Gallery this fall: bright yellow light from a restaurant illuminates a lone figure on a night street. A short distance away, a circle of young people lounge outside a pub building with three floors of apartments above (several of the windows reveal miniature vignettes). On the roof of the building is a large satellite dish lit up in an unreal blue. Closer inspection reveals there is a movie shoot underway in the back lot behind the apartment building, which is providing a hard edge of blue shadow in some places. In the far background, the sky has a post-apocalyptic feel from the city’s light pollution. Every inch reveals more detail. “My images are multi-layered and the foreground and the background undulate in relationship to one another,” says Deis, whose large-format photographs are neither staged nor manipulated in any way. Captured in situ, they balance colour exactly as photographed, making for hyper-real pictures as detailed as any allegorical renaissance painting. — Beverly Cramp

painted portraits of members of the Sioux, Cree, and Blackfoot, and the

Represented by: Elissa Cristall Gallery,

landscape around him. Saskatoon’s Mendel Gallery hosts a retrospective

Vancouver, B.C.

In a tradition spanning from Paul Kane to Nicholas de Grandmaison, the work of James Henderson represents a vogue for cross-cultural Aboriginal portraiture that still exists in Canada. Called “the man who paints the old men”, Scotland-born James Henderson (1871 – 1951)

of Henderson’s work, Wicite Owapi Ocasa, September 25 to January 10. ABOVE:

James Henderson, Qu’Appelle Valley, oil on paper board,

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Eric Deis, Hipsters and Drug Dealer, photograph, 2009.


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LISA BRAWN ALBERTA: Take Me To Your Leader, October 24 to November 16, AXIS Contemporary Art, Calgary

By Patricia Robertson “I’ve hit a vein. I’ve got my medium. I’ve got my genre. I don’t have to reinvent it when I work at it. I can just do it,” says Calgary artist Lisa Brawn about her woodcuts. Brawn is fascinated by, and alert to, the eccentric world around her. She explores her natural curiosity through startling portraits of obscure dictators, carnies, cowgirls and evangelists. When she spoke to Galleries West recently she was “coming down” from the Calgary Stampede, where her work was showcased as part of the new Artist’s Ranch project for contemporary artists. Brawn and four other artists spent two weekends in retreat as artists in residence at the Calgary Stampede Ranch near Hanna, Alberta, before showing at the annual fair and rodeo. This year has been good to Brawn. She has spent 20 years making art and curating, but she’s only just come into her own in the last while. After making the decision in 2000 to commit full-time to her art practice, she’s been rewarded with new commissions, exhibitions in Austin and Seattle, an Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant and a commission to design a set of civic banners that now fly over Calgary’s bridges. Brawn’s decision to work exclusively in one medium, offset with the singular dedication that keeps her tied to her home studio, has paid dividends. She first fell in love with woodcuts when she was a student at The Alberta College of Art and Design. “My heart just stopped the first time I saw a woodcut,” she recalls. “It’s really graphic and the process is really absolute. There is no room for any mistakes.” Starting out, she practiced on plywood, made at least a thousand pieces, and then graduated to pine. Then she acquired a massive pile of 100-yearold Douglas fir beams from the old Alberta Block building in downtown Calgary. Out of those aged pieces came the ABOVE: Lisa Brawn, Jim Jones, woodcut, 2009. themes for vintage characters and LEFT: Lisa Brawn, Lady With a portraits. Brawn also finds great primary material for subject matter in the Hat: Self Portrait, woodcut, 2007. extensive photography archives at the Glenbow Museum. Among the portraits on display at Axis Contemporary Art Gallery’s Take Me to Your Leader show will be Brawn’s take on Jim Jones, ten Prime Ministers, obscure cult leaders, Tammy Faye Bakker and Reverend Moon. Brawn also recently showed a sneak preview of a portrait of Liberal Opposition leader Michael Ignatieff in Edmonton, calling it PM 23. The show fits in well with Brawn’s ongoing obsession and life-long bid to capture celebrity and the cult of personality. “One idea leads to the next,” she says. “And one series bleeds into the other. For example, I find something interesting in Western culture, like the campy elements of cowgirls, trick ropers and The Rifleman and that leads me to Western locales like Austin, where I’m exploring iconic musicians.” The most surprising element of Brawn’s great year has been the public reaction to her work. “I’m actually starting to get fan letters from people. One musician from Austin wrote to me with suggestions for subjects. I think his list had about 100 iconic people on it. When I told him I was coming to Austin to show my work in conjunction with South by Southwest, he was very excited,” she says. “I have so many ideas coming at me for new subjects, I don’t think I’ll ever run out. It keeps me interested.” Represented by: AXIS Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary; Stratus Contemporary Art Gallery, Banff; Elevation Contemporary Art Gallery, Canmore; The Front Gallery, Edmonton. 24 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009

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ALBERTA: Glacier: A Journey, September 12 to November 12, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff

“I don’t want my work to become a science project,” says Canmore artist Jan Kabatoff. “I want to retain my own response to the glacier.” Kabatoff’s latest project, Glacier: A Journey, began in 2005 when she started documenting the glaciers near her studio at The Banff Centre, a project that later expanded to two other continents. The result of that ice-filled journey is a magnificent multimedia installation slated for the Whyte Museum this fall. These disappearing icons, as she calls the glaciers, have become an obsession for the artist. She’s pulled together paintings, mould impressions, hand-dyed textiles, photographs and audio tracks on the subject. “Ice and water are metaphors for change and transformation in my work,” she says. The research and documentation for this massive project has stretched the limits of Kabatoff’s artwork, and her life. “I was trekking up to the glaciers and hanging over crevasses to record the sounds of melting,” she recalls. “It was pretty challenging.” She adds, “I have a feeling of awe regarding these massive, massive bodies of ice. And they could be Jan Kabatoff, Athabasca Ice Fall, gone within our lifetime.” photograph, 2009. —Patricia Robertson

ROBERT AMOS BRITISH COLUMBIA: Traces of the Brush, September 7 to October 31, Eclectic Gallery, Victoria

A long-time fixture on the Victoria art scene both as a painter of the city and as an arts writer for more than 20 years, Robert Amos will surprise those who aren’t familiar with the full extent of his art practice. Many know Amos for his whimsical acrylic paintings of Victoria life and landscapes, which he has been painting since 1975. He has also been creating works influenced by Eastern brush and ink techniques, which he was exposed to while working at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria from 1975 to 1980. “The gallery has a huge collection of Chinese and Japanese works,” he says. “I had a tremendous opportunity to study them as well as see demonstrations from visiting Eastern artists. I was able to see what they did first hand.” Amos took these techniques and melded them with his own Western ideas. “Typically, Chinese brush and ink art depicts imaginary landscapes — rocks, mountains and water. I experienced lots of these landscape themes here in British Columbia. But how do you paint pine trees and falling water? You can learn the forms but the content should be what’s in your heart.” Traditional Eastern art also incorporates inscription — after much experimenting, Amos found his inscriptions in James Joyce’s writings. “Joyce is difficult to read. I found that if you read his books one word at a time, you can see the material as a series of small poems. After studying his Robert Amos, Imaginary work, I knew I had found what I was looking Landscape, ink and waterfor.” — Beverly Cramp colour on Chinese paper.


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KIM DORLAND ALBERTA: Canadian Content, September 10 to October 8, Skew Gallery, Calgary

By Patricia Robertson “The more Canadian the work gets, the more international it gets,” says Toronto painter Kim Dorland. On day two of his artist-in-residence gig at the Emma Lake Workshop in northern Saskatchewan, he’s already been at the easel at work on a new series about Tom Thomson. “I was supposed to take the summer off, as I spent the spring in the studio producing 40 paintings, but now I’m feeling reinspired by Emma Lake,” he adds. What is it about Tom Thomson that makes Dorland want to paint him? “Apart from being a legend, he’s got such a great talent. I’ve got one piece that has a ghost, a canoe and a lake.” Dorland does confess he’s concerned that his Canadian subject matter may come across as “too regional” but he’s also keen to maintain his Canadian identity. With a growing profile that includes shows in Italy, Paris, New York and Los Angeles, the artist says it’s important to “hold fast to my roots.” Many of the successful international painters Dorland knows and admires retain personality from their country of origin, so he’s determined to do the same. “Sure I’m a bit tongue-incheek with the Thomson series, but there’s also a reverence.”. Born in Wainwright, Alberta in 1974, Dorland holds a BFA from Emily Carr Uni26 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009

Kim Dorlands’s painting versity of Art and Design, and an MFA from York studio at Emma Lake. University. He’s married to writer Lori Seymour and the couple has two children. In addition to his Canadiana fascination, a recent portrait series of his wife has taken Dorland’s work in a radical new direction. “After the Bush Party series of paintings resonated so well with people, this other work is more challenging,” he says. He adds that the Tom Thomson series will also incorporate new technique — layers and layers of paint that obscure the subject’s features. Some viewers can be put-off by abstract portraits that reference Cubism, but Dorland contends that they look real to him. “I’m not done with it until it looks like my wife,” he adds. He applies the same concept to his new Thomson series, working with archival material to create the images. “There are three photos of Thomson. One of them has him with a weird haircut. I find them kinda sinister and ghoulish the longer I look at them. But then, these are all self-portraits, aren’t they?” When the artist first exhibited R.I.P Tom Thomson, he had an unusual reaction to the work. “People in New York didn’t really get the reference, but Canadians were attentive. ‘Does this mean you are declaring his work over?’ they wanted to know.” Not at all, Dorland says. He’s just exploring the iconic subject matter in his own unique way. His upcoming show at Calgary’s Skew Gallery represents a kind of “homecoming” for Dorland. The September show coincides with the fifth anniversary of the gallery. “My first ‘real’ show — all in acrylic paint — using the Bush Party theme, space and colours was at Skew,” he says. “I feel like this show is re-visiting that work on a new level.” Represented by: Skew Gallery, Calgary; Freight and Volume, New York; Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica.

previews and profiles CHAI DUNCAN AND LEILA ARMSTRONG ALBERTA: 12 Point Buck, October 2009, Window Gallery, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge

Opposing perspectives led two Lethbridge artists to collaborate. “Our different interactions with nature caused Leila Armstrong, Castor spirited debates,” says Leila Armstrong. Canadensis, mixed media. While Chai Duncan thinks unadulterated interaction is possible, Armstrong disagrees. “I believe all interactions are mediated by other influences, including preconceptions about nature and effects of our anthropomorphizing animals.” Their positions are also complementary — they’re both interested in exploring representations of nature as artifice. “We see the unpredictability, danger and chaos of nature being abandoned for an ideal pastoral retreat where man and beast co-habit in equanimity,” Armstrong says. “This fantasy is sustained through the fetishization of fauna in toys, figurines, statuary and stuffed animals, and flora in landscape photography and painting,” Duncan adds. The artists have produced a series of digital images, called 12 Point Buck, with fantastical, ideological narratives about nature, which like all narratives are ideologically laden. The show was at The Parlour in Lethbridge last March, and in September 2010 goes to Harcourt House in Edmonton. In their first video, Deer Me, they take a deer from the coulees and transform it into a loose narrative about an anthropomorphized creature donning a toy mask and wolf skin coat — it’s all about our fantasies about nature. — Katherine Wasiak

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BEE KINGDOM ALBERTA: Cities, October 16 to November 14, Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary

Bee Kingdom is a collective of three graduates from the Alberta College of Art and Design’s 2005 Glass Program — Phillip Bandra, Tim Belliveau and Ryan Marsh Fairweather. Why the name Bee Kingdom? Because their studio is in garage (their kingdom) of the house they share in Calgary’s inner city, where they live and work collectively like bees in a hive. Also, hot glass has the texture of liquid honey. Cities will be an eclectic collection of glass, paintings and digital drawing. Visually the work is playful and colourful, and on a conceptual level the artists are attempting to assimilate ideas from philosophy, myths and their observations of contemporary urban living. Marsh Fairweather’s work is a futuristic world of amoeboid and robotic creatures inspired by Japanese cartoons and anime. He calls it “cute culture.” Belliveau links the landscape and living creatures in a curious and narrative manner, and Bandra’s recent work draws inspiration from sand castles, factories and office towers in an attempt to capture the duality of the urban world — both playful and hollow. Together, it’s an exhibition of young, ambitious artists just beginning to develop a vocabulary and links between imagination and reality. — Richard White Represented by: Ruberto Ostberg Gallery,

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THERESA SAPERGIA Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She recalls being stunned by the silence after stopping on the highway. “You get that amazing thing in Canada where you are surrounded by space,” she says. “I started to think this moment could be afterthe-fact, because there’s all this environmental doom in the news. I thought about what is going to happen if we destroy everything and ourselves. And, of course, the world can recover without us.” Another painting in the exhibition depicts chaotic flocks of crows and blackbirds flying toward each other. Sapergia applies paint more generously than in the past, when it was often so minimal that her works on raw canvas could be mistaken for drawings. But she extends her images by drawing on the gallery wall to create an immersive environment for viewers. “There will be a crow and a blackbird here and there around the paintings, but also stretching out over the whole gallery so that you can get a sense that this is just one little coloured window into a larger atmosphere.” Sapergia has long been interested in depicting the body — whether human or animal — as well as exploring issues of loss and power relations. She often suspends meticulously rendered forms ambiguously in fields of white space. At times, she has intermingled human and animal, as with her female satyrs, bare-breasted women with goat-like haunches equipped with strap-on phalluses. “I see the represented body as a site of complex social negotiations, assumptions and exchanges of power,” Sapergia writes in her artist’s statement. “I am interested in that fleshy form that lifts, falls, hovers and searches for its own likeness, a body that desires to find similarity within an image made of marks and dust.” Sapergia may come by her interest in the animal body from her father, an antique gunsmith and hunter. She recalls finding a dead moose in the backyard as a little girl. “I can remember the excitement of being able to be so close to such a massive body. Who gets the opportunity to touch a moose? I mean, it’s sad too. I always had that undercurrent of sadness.” After returning home, Sapergia apprenticed for a year at a tattoo parlor. She now works four days a week in her own shop and also teaches art at the University of Northern British Columbia. Still, LEFT: Theresa Sapergia, Sapergia, who has exhibited in New York, Untitled, oil on canvas, 2009. Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, somehow manages to find studio time. “I’ve got BELOW: Theresa Sapergia, three careers. And I’m a bit greedy in that Fairy Tales for Loss, coloured I love them all and I’m not willing to give pencil on paper, 2009. any of them up.” BRITISH COLUMBIA: I Like Canada and Canada Likes Me, August 21 to November 9, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George

By Portia Priegert Theresa Sapergia considers a post-apocalyptic world without humans in her new exhibition of large-scale painting and drawing at the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George. Her focal point is a 20-foot-long painting depicting a flooded city — with Prince George’s iconic roadside attraction, a giant woodsman known as Mr. PG, poking up from the water. “The meek of the earth, the little critters, the mice and rabbits and whatnot, have taken refuge on him as though this is the last bit of space to stand on,” says Sapergia, who returned home to Prince George two years ago after completing a Master’s degree at Concordia University in Montreal. “There are no more people. You can still see the detritus of our culture, but it’s being washed away.” Sapergia links this latest work to driving through the vastness of the northern landscape after living in major cities, including Vancouver, where she studied at 28 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009

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Although Calgary-based landscape painter Virginia Boulay was born in Vancouver, her grandparents had land on the Alouette River northeast of the city. “I can still recall floating along the river and collecting rocks,” she says. Boulay’s work has a well-defined style with strong lines and vivid contrasting colours. The painter also works as a graphic designer and says that may explain her bold use of line, while paintings like “Earthen Path” exemplify her unique style. She’s influenced by painters like Anne Savage, Emily Carr and Georgia O’Keefe whom Boulay calls her “mentors in spirit.” Effusion’s Nature’s Virginia Boulay, Earthen Path, Muse exhibition draws from Boulay’s 2009. favourite natural sites, like the mountain landscapes near Calgary and the wide open prairie of Eastend, Saskatchewan, where she spent five weeks at a retreat in 2004. She cites writer Sharon Butala and her late rancher husband Peter as local creative influences while in Eastend. “They were so generous,” she recalls. “They gave me a personal tour of their land, and I painted the Butala family homestead.” She can’t wait to return to Saskatchewan to complete a winter series. — Patricia Robertson

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SASKATCHEWAN: Close Strangers: Distant Relations, September 19 to January 3, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina


“I seldom use a wheel, preferring to work directly with clay starting with coils and slabs,” says multi media artist Kathryn O’Regan. “I mainly work with simple tools. Everything I make is one-of-a-kind and sculptural in form.” O’Regan’s handbuilt clay sculptures are organic shapes, often coloured in brilliant hues — they Kathryn O’Regan, Untitled, could easily be mistaken for underwater sea porcelain, earthenware, 2008. creatures. “I’m influenced by the environment around Vancouver — the shapes and textures,” she says. She also paints and makes tiles, which she calls her ‘clay canvases’. But her main focus is on the most basic material. “Clay has always been a base for me,” she says. “I keep returning to it. The excitement of clay has never gone away. I’m always surprised by what comes out of the kiln, even though I have a good idea of what the final piece should look like.” O’Regan will be showing her new clay works, many embedded with glass, at The Gallery of BC Ceramics. Three years ago, she met an artist in Turkey who created huge murals using bits of glass. It inspired her to begin exploring the mix of glass and clay. She continues to travel extensively, recently finishing an artist-in-residence stint in Tasmania. “It’s a great opportunity to meet other artists and learn from them,” she says. “The adventure of learning is ongoing.” — Beverly Cramp Represented by: The Gallery of BC Ceramics, Vancouver 30 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009


BRITISH COLUMBIA: Offering, November 7 to 30, The Gallery of BC Ceramics, Vancouver

David Garneau wants to challenge the notion that “art must be educational.” The Métis artist and educator brings this subversive agenda to the MacKenzie Art Gallery this fall when he curates Close Strangers: Distant Relations. In this passionate engagement with the Gallery’s permanent collection, Garneau wants to have his audience be “moved rather than convinced.” The audio-based storytelling experience he wrote for each work takes the viewer on a 20-minute journey with an iPod. Visitors will be guided through a maze as the audio story unfolds, and each work is connected to the next — it’s a narrative told in 20 fictional voices. “These are first-person accounts,” Garneau explains. “They’re not reliable. I used poetic language.” Among the works chosen for the audio maze are Ernest Lindner’s “Food for Life”, Janet Werner’s “Grey Girl”, “Unknown, Formerly Attributed to Titian” and Sanford Fisher’s “Hanging Out the Wash.” Garneau’s own internal dialogue about the works is an imaginative response he assumes most people have when they look at art. This private dialogue takes place outside of art history within Unidentified (Italian), Portrait Of a more subjective realm. “We look for A Woman, oil on canvas, c.1500mirrors and metaphors of our lives or 1600. MacKenzie Art Gallery, narrate possible worlds in the picture,” University of Regina Collection, he says. — Patricia Robertson gift of Mr. Norman MacKenzie.

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HAILANS TO AILANS BRITISH COLUMBIA: Contemporary Art of Papua New Guinea, November 5 to 26, Alcheringa Gallery, Victoria

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Hailans to Ailans, the Melanesian pidgin title for “From the Highlands to the Islands,” honours a broad regional spectrum of traditional and non-traditional art practices. Victoria’s Alcheringa Gallery pairs local Coast Salish and Papua New Guinean works in wood, metal sculpture, fibre art, painting and performance art — at stake in the exhibition are issues of identity, memory and extreme cultural shifts. Papua New Guinea seceded from Australia in 1975, and boasts one of the highest densities of languages in the world. Outside its island borders, the country’s artists not only represent local communities, but are cultural ambassadors for a national identity that is littleknown outside the southern Pacific Rim. Like the work of contemporary Canadian Aboriginal artists, much of this work involves the impact of individual and cultural memories in the navigation of modern life. For the Papua New Guineans, the changes have come remarkably rapidly, and their effects have been felt across three recent generations. Performer Michael Mel, whose father was one of the first in his community to make contact with white colonials, has kids who are immersed in a global digital culture. His performances narrate the impact of whites on island cultures, turning the colonial perspective back onto itself. Much of the work in the show emphasizes the value of memory in sustaining and transforming the present. Painter Martin Morububuna depicts cultural practices leading up to the Milamala Celebrations (the yam harvest cycle) in the Trobriand Islands. Morububuna provides a site for memory and reflection, drawing attention to ancestors, and asking how they may continue to play an active role in life. Tom Deko is a metal sculptor working with recycled steel and new, industrial materials. His most striking metal work, “Mama with Bilum”, depicts a woman with a woven cloth traditionally created in preparation for marriage and the birth of the first child. Draped over the head, it serves as the carrying pouch for the child. Cathy

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ABOVE: Otto Timbin, Kata, who learned to weave from her grandmother, Dance Mask. has developed this weaving practice into a fusion LEFT TOP: Kaua Gita, of traditional and modern fashion in her Bilum Bird of Paradise Wear series, incorporating traditional styles and Suspension Hook. non-traditional materials. LEFT BOTTOM: Martin Carver Teddy Balangu uses wood sculpture to Morububuna, Fever of relate his clan’s traditional stories, and to create Milamala: from Planting new ones. Past indigenous cultural exchanges to Harvest to Farewell facilitated by Alcheringa Gallery are reflected in of the Spirits. carvings Balangu completed to represent the visits of traditional Coast Salish carvers to Papua New Guinea, and vice versa. Carved entirely from a single block and painted with natural pigments, Balangu’s newest carvings incorporate a killer whale in tandem with a crocodile. Coast Salish carver John Marston and printmaker/painter lessLIE also have work in the show. Marston, who has worked with Balangu in the past, incorporates antique Coast Salish images into his own carving style, while lessLIE creates art as a conscious act of de-colonialism. At first glance, he appears to be working with traditional motifs, but the images are abstract, acknowledging the shifting and subtle play of perception. Hailans to Ailans is a densely layered show. It features interviews, essays, videos, and a full schedule of cultural events. Co-curated by Dr. Michael Mel of the University of Goroka in Papua New Guinea, the show will open with a welcoming celebration by local Coast Salish artists.

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What we saw at exhibitions in the West Klimek presents four smaller installations that are more loosely modular. She offers poetic gestures based on moments of introspection and wonder about the natural world, some of them relating to her experiences hiking in the mountains near her Calgary home. In one piece, “After the Forest”, she places fake miniature conifers on much larger cross-sections of logs, provoking thoughts about the cycles of nature and the impact of human activities on the land. Klimek, a former instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design, also tries to give visual form to ideas she encounters in science journals and natural history books. For instance, “No Bees, No Buzz”, which is composed of four semi-ovoid forms covered with mud, glitter and beads, refers to the emerging ecological crisis of disappearing bee populations. The works of these three artists are varied in form and magnitude, yet sit together well in the dimly lit gallery, offering viewers a chance to contemplate different approaches to building on avant-garde ideas from the last century. While these artists do not work exclusively with the module, it is a common chord in their repertoire, and Wylie plucks it in the context of a seminal quote by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius: “Only work that is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning.” The compulsive nature of working with modular units needs little comment. What seems more interesting is how these artists filter their spiritual concerns through serial creations that provoke both thought and visual delight. Installation view, Module, Kelowna Art Gallery.

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Module March 21 to May 3, 2009 Kelowna Art Gallery Portia Priegert

Module, at the Kelowna Art Gallery, considers work created from multiples of similar units, bringing together three Western Canadian artists: Eliza Au, Ian Johnston and Lylian Klimek. Curated by Liz Wylie, the exhibition offers a spiritually informed collection that is more visually appealing than its functional title might suggest. Most eye-catching is an installation by Nelson, B.C.-based artist Ian Johnston, who lets a wave of profound blue flow over one wall of the gallery like an ethereal tsunami. Johnston’s practice involves ingeniously recycling commonplace objects from contemporary life — in this case, vinyl bumpers from damaged cars — to make a statement about the excesses of consumer society. After slicing off mashedup parts of the bumpers, Johnston paints them an equally deep blue and screws them to the wall. They float in indeterminate space, evoking thoughts ranging from the ravens of traditional West Coast art to the sci-fi technology of Star Trek. Part of Johnston’s series, Refuse Culture: Archaeology of Consumption, the sleek installation also brings to mind the flotsam of daily life — things like electric razors, clock radios and blow dryers. Johnston, who trained as an architect, calls it “Swimming Upstream in the Comfort of: Homage to Yves Klein”, a tribute to the eccentric artist who used blue pigment to evoke thoughts of the immaterial. Also visually appealing, albeit in a subtler way, is Au’s installation, “Hymn to Calamity”. Au, a Masters student at Alfred University in New York, constructed an 11-foot-high semicircular wall from 231 perforated ceramic blocks illumiartist index nated internally with electric lights. Au, Johnston, Klimek ...................34 The result is a warm and glowing Michael Campbell ........................34 space that echoes tribal architectural forms while creating a sense of tranDrohan, Liske ...............................36 scendence. Au’s conceptual analogy Gerry Schallié ...............................38 is the eye of a hurricane and she seeks Adam Harrison.............................38 to offer gallery visitors a moment of For more exclusive exhibition reviews go to: contemplative serenity in a spot that is warm and feels safe. 34 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009

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Field Recordings of Icebergs Melting May 23 to August 16, 2009 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston Gil McElroy

In Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic novel The Little Prince, the title character inhabits a tiny planet the size of a house. It’s difficult not to think of Saint-Exupéry’s children’s story when confronted with a small sculptural metal sphere — clearly a planet or moon-like thing — from which emanates a radio tower that’s bigger than the object on which it sits. “The Robert Glen Farpoint”, as this techMichael Campbell, Field nologically unbalanced sphere/tower is called, Recordings of Icebergs is part of Lethbridge-based artist Michael Melting, installation view. Campbell’s large mixed-media installation Field


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Towards Perfection and Out of Extremes March 20 to May 2, 2009 Triangle Gallery, Calgary Mary-Beth Laviolette

This elegant survey of two Alberta-born artists, Walter Drohan and Neil Liske, who began producing ceramic work at different moments in 20th century studio practice, illuminates the larger arts community around Calgary in the pluralizing 1970s. With 85 ceramic works included at the Triangle Gallery, the two exhibitions intermingled, with a particular standout in the narrow main gallery — about 40 pots, vases, plates, bottles and sculptures on different-level pedestals, wall-mounted shelves, and wall space for two of Liske’s murals. The installation had an ebb and flow, managed with ease and a sense of refinement. Born in 1932 and a student of Luke Lindoe in the 1950s, the late Walter Drohan made pottery partially anchored in the Bernard Leach tradition of functional stoneware and oriental glazes. Neil Liske (born in 1936 and still making art), 36 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009

graduated in 1970 from the University of Calgary with a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. His focus was and still is dramatically different — grounded in the Abstract Expressionist movement in ceramics. His emphasis was on experimentation and sculptural form instead of finely crafted pottery. This exhibition includes an inspired example of Liske’s philosophy — his 1970 two-piece hand-built sculpture, “Bolted Boxes”, made from stoneware and literally joined together with two hefty bolts. Walter Drohan stopped making pottery in 1980, and for the remainder of his life pursued a successful second career in painting. A small selection of paintings were on view in this exhibition. In the essay accompanying the show, curator Les Graff writes that in the 30 years Drohan spent skilfully throwing clay and brushing on glaze, it was almost as if the clay surface served as a kind of canvas for his lyrical sense of design, though he still stood as “a foundation artist of the Alberta ceramic scene”. What Drohan didn’t acquire from his stoneware roots in Alberta, he added through studies at Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art and a later sabbatical in Germany, influencing his ideas about porcelain.


Recordings of Icebergs Melting. It’s one of 27 sculptures (individually identified by a silhouette and title on a chart situated on a wall) that sprout from an enormous metal armature that zig-zags across the floor of one space of the three given over to the show. Campbell’s sculptures are made from detritus: bits and pieces of found metal — rusty or otherwise — and small lengths of weathered driftwood all held together with metal straps, scavenged in Lethbridge or along the shoreline near his studio in British Columbia. For the most part, these things bear some resemblance to ships. “The Maharrata Run” is a small canoe-shaped object of salvaged metal and driftwood with numerous short sections of hollow copper pipe protruding from the hull. The instant evocation is that of a warship bristling with cannons, and while there’s no attempt by Campbell to actually replicate such a thing, the balance in his work between sculptural abstraction and representation tends to favour the latter slightly. That small imbalance makes all the difference — it permits those “hobby” traditions of both model-making and folk art to meaningfully factor into considering this body of work. We tend to assign the former to young males of a certain past generation, the latter to cultural and social expressions of regional identity. But Campbell levels the playing field, drawing upon both equally. These pieces are indeed models — the “Janice May”, a sculptural vessel mounted, as if ready for take-off, on the end of a large sloping ramp set in the middle of the floor of a separate gallery space, denotes that reality via the intricacy with which Campbell renders details like its miniature, greenhouse-like deck cabin complete with interior foliage. But the influence of folk art is equivalently present in Campbell’s choice of sculptural materials and the “rustic” aspects of the ways in which his works are assembled. And as both model-making and folk art tell of kinds of alternative realities, Field Recordings of Icebergs Melting speaks eloquently of such worlds as well. While the fixed constellation of armature-bound vessel sculptures in one room is contextualized by the bureaucratic organizational formality of its wall-mounted identification chart, the “Janice May” installation next door is a thing cinematically framed. Two wall-mounted wooden disks are screens for a video projection of images that wouldn’t be out of place in a Guy Madden film, like that of a slowly spinning moon, tinted blue and heavily cratered, juxtaposed against hazy, almost abstract shots of a person underwater blurred by motion and streaming bubbles of air. They’re accompanied by a soundtrack of individually unidentifiable noises that, for all we know, could very well be the sounds icebergs make as they die. In the end it’s unimportant, for Field Recordings of Icebergs Melting points us to larger metaphors and bigger worlds, and Michael Campbell’s sculptures are the perfect vehicles for getting us there.

Neil Liske, Foothills, stoneware, 1980. Collection of Fraser, Milner, Casgrain Barristers & Solicitors, Edmonton. Walter Drohan, RCA, Weed Vase, stoneware, 1959. Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Photo courtesy of the AFA.

A large portion of Drohan’s work in this survey dates from his last decade in ceramics, particularly a series of porcelain pottery with lovely cobalt blue and gold lustres. Drohan had a finely tuned handling of decoration and the show could have included more about its obvious aesthetic links to the Far East. His coffee-coloured, textured stoneware bottles also spark questions. Looking “dressed up”, with strips of clay and lustre glaze, they give the impression they’re like figures dressed in Asian-style robes. The creative output of Neil Liske is still an unfolding story, inspired by his life as a rock climber, skier and all-around outdoor sportsman. Liske’s unique black landscape plaques depict high alpine terrain, and his idiosyncratic stoneware murals are partially constructed with glazed ceramic ‘boulders. The show also represents some very fine examples of teapot construction and stoneware plates, with painted and glazed landscapes. It’s a fascinating mix, with moments of inspired success as in the picture plaques of the high alpine, and others not so convincing, as in the awkward composition of some of the ‘boulder’ murals also inspired by the mountain landscape, underscoring Neil Liske’s position as a bit of an outsider in the ceramic world.

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A Terrible Vitality April 4 to 28, 2009 Winchester Galleries, Victoria Brian Grison

My first reading of Gerry Schallié’s 25 black and white photographs was that the Winchester Gallery exhibition consisted of late 19th-century documentary studies

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from a public archive or museum. They seemed Gerry Schallié, House Posts (Q’una), toned gelatin oddly old-fashioned and reactionary. silver print, 2002. Schallié photographs ancient and apparently abandoned totem poles, dugout canoes and buildings in their original Northwest coast environments, where many of them are slowly fading away. The artist’s historicist style seems to support the Victorian contention that Canada’s First Nations cultures are disappearing, and that Canadians have inherited an empty land — an idea embedded in this country’s origin myths. Schallié’s “House Posts (Q’una)” could have been photographed in a neglected old English park. Among the softly lit trees surrounding a brighter glade, three tall mossy cedar house posts shattered and leaning with Romantic and picturesque theatricality. They could easily be mistaken for older dead trees rather than ruins. The colonialist ideology embedded in these photographs is supported by Schallié’s aesthetic and process. He has photographed these cultural objects as if they are still only interesting, exotic, ethnographic material. Further, the style suggests that Schallié employs tools and techniques that have more kinship with late 19th-century documentary photography. Though he utilizes both film and digital tools and materials as well as both darkroom and computer processes, to the inexperienced aesthetic eye the work looks 100 years old. But once discovered, there is strong evidence of a contrasting contemporary reading of Schallié’s subject. Initially, I didn’t notice the regular evidence of modern life in the photographs. With a more detailed study of the work, I became aware of telephone wires, a painted picket fence, a plastic flamingo, a school house or church and a child’s bicycle leaning against a concrete base supporting a totem. The contemporary content of these photographs doesn’t imply a cultural rejuvenation. Instead, the totems are now contextualized by a more contemporary ethos, something like preservation as control, a political strategy that Schallié reveals as well. “Vanquished (Gitwangak)” is a particularly poignant example of the difficult duality of simultaneous historicism and contemporary meaning. The photograph is a close-up study of a section of a taller pole. We see a human-like figure almost from the top of its head to its waist. Iron straps around the neck and waist pin the figure to a concrete brace at the back. The faint blurriness of the hands moving protectively over the chest, coupled with the grimace of the mouth reduces the totem to a kind of incarcerated ambassador of a vanquished nation. Within modernism, this is exactly what this pole now means. Despite their beautiful light, detail and composition, these photographs radiate with the challenge of their dual subjects. They focus on the presumed end of Pacific Northwest culture, while celebrating the golden age of photography. The duality brings up the idea that the camera, an important tool of modernism, contributed to the transformation of traditional First Nations’ culture. Schallié’s photographs can be read as a simultaneous attempt Adam Harrison, An artist painting to resuscitate the glory of highly with the aid of an overhead crafted documentary photography, projector, colour photograph, 2006. and a gilded memory of the past. 38 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009

Illuminations June 11 to July 11, 2009 Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver Michael Harris

The photographer Adam Harrison was born in 1983, which places him, today, in his late-mid 20s. His recent show — a set of 13 photographs at Monte Clark in Vancouver — seems pointedly of his age, an age when the green egotism of youth is charged by the fact his talent is burgeoning. Harrison has focused his brief and bright career on a self-reflective study of artists as creators (a large and memorable print in 2004 pictured nine students at their easels, packed around a still-life subject). His Illuminations series is especially invested in the relationship between the artist and that über-visionary, light itself. Some shots (the more popular ones, sales-wise) address the relationship literally. A beadmaker progresses with her minute craft by the blue glow of a blowtorch; a painter works in a room entirely dark save the ovoid glow cast by his overhead projector. The notion of light as the artist’s essential aide is blown up to poetic proportions. His meditative scenarios are covered in a matte laminate to cancel reflections from external lighting. And while Harrison has stopped short of backlighting his images à la Jeff Wall, these shots do appear to exude some rich internal warmth. Two large images of back rooms at the Vancouver Aquarium position light as the Maker, light as life-giver — industrial lamps are rigged over bunker-style containers of clownfish, anemone, and live coral reef, issuing their photosynthetic blessings on the contained ecosystems below. Harrison seems more interested in artificial light sources than sunlight. Nor is he drawn to “natural” abstractions of sunlight — moonlight, for example, or glimmers from shifting waves. This comes back to the artist as a 20-something explorer of his own vocation. By limiting himself to tight, particular studies of light as a manipulated tool, Harrison can speak to more elemental (and ungainly) experiences. The shot that comes to mind each time I think of his exhibition is not the cleverest photograph on display, but it’s the purest. “Darkroom Lesson” has six students and a young teacher huddled around those shallow ponds of fluid every art student dips their fingers into. Bathed in dim sepia light themselves, they expect a creature to crawl from ectoplasmic goo. The shot feels formal, expectant, and reminds us that light can be both life-giver and destroyer — after all, it destroys developing film. The care of the students feels quaint, since digital photographers suffer no fear of light (and therefore don’t earn their muse’s respect). Artists — like youths — find themselves in a kind of darkness and then discover pockets of available light. Think of poor Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well, who blindfolds the man she loves to trick him into the truth of their bond. What Harrison has given us in this thoughtful exhibit is a picture of human reverence for light, a picture of the everyday miracle that is vision. “Look,” he says, “you’re looking.”

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Ian Johnston, Swimming Upstream in the Comfort of: Homage to Yves Klein, installation view, 2009. INSET: Artist Ian Johnston at home in Nelson, B.C.

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looks deeply into the transience of physical substance — if matter was a river, it’s one into which he’s stepped, both as architect and artist. Johnston’s inspiration is materiality, and he’s fascinated with how and why things break. His new exhibition, Refuse Culture, balances between his biography and his inspiration. Since 2007, Johnston has worked as resident artist in key locations in North America, Europe, and Asia, studying the making of things that become refuse or detritus. The result is three dimensions and eight installations, a beautifully executed, subtly ironic representation of consumption. His processes and work sites mimic societies that produce and consume and speak to the seamlessness between them. The 432 slip-cast porcelain vessels in “Bag Suite in 4/4 Time” were made for him at the Pottery Workshop Experimental Factory in China during his residency there. The vessels are formed like plastic bags, Johnston conceived of them, and the Chinese potters made them, just as most of our manufactured imports. Refuse Culture examines “refuse” as both noun and verb, and subtly exhorts the viewer to look at what becomes refuse, using the vernacular of the culture. At the same time the work quietly asks us to refuse to participate. Johnston has said that withdrawal is all that’s needed for consumer culture to end. He also considers that refusal to be quite simple, once we notice the manipulation behind consumption. Johnston’s exhortation, through the installation, is like jazz improvisation — visual riffs that fascinate the viewer as consumer culture mesmerizes with its marketing extravagance. Refuse Culture seduces, intrigues, and mimics but doesn’t sell. And that refusal to sell a ready-made idea is the heart of Johnston’s visual thinking. Johnston’s work recycles three icons of consumer culture — singleuse plastic bags, fluorescent light bulbs, and cell phones — all objects that resonate for a global audience. The fluorescent bulbs in the installation “Just This Side of Dust”, made in Denmark at the International Ceramic Research Centre, are multiples from a single mold, subtly mocking mass production. The bulbs are used in a chandelier that incorporates “shades” from plastic lettuce boxes, ubiquitous in Denmark, and blue plastic cord— a nod to Danish consumer culture, where extension cords are blue. Unlike real bulbs, these porcelain and clay ones obliquely reflect Johnston’s concern about their disposal. Fluorescent bulbs contain trace amounts of mercury and, in China, enter the food chain because garbage dumps there

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are accessible, both to humans to salvage, and to chickens to scavenge. The installation filled a big room at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar, and its sheer size and the non-uniformity of the bulbs, gave a sense of the waste potential of this one small piece of consumer culture. In the seamlessness of global retail, where product and waste are separated by continents, what happens on one side of the world resonates or reverberates in unforeseen manner on the other. This is the heart of Refuse Culture’s statement about the structure of global marketplaces. Installed in the Grand Forks Gallery in May, Johnston’s Machine for Singing is an interactive piece occupying two rooms. When you step onto a slightly askew mat in the hallway (which appears not to be part of the exhibition but part of the gallery’s art rental program), pressure-sensitive switches send electronic pulses that “ping” reproduction Song Dynasty bowls in the other room. The bowls are exquisitely arranged on shelves and seem to do nothing but look attractive, in an empty-consumerist fashion. With movement and sound, the chiming is hauntingly like a global marketplace, calling out to potential buyers.

installation detail. OPPOSITE: Ian Johnston, Tangible Shadows, installation, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson, BC.

That its attack is so oblique may be both the charm and a fault of the work. That sculpture can be so profoundly a part of experience, on the other hand, gives it authority. After graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Architecture, Johnston instructed at Bauhaus Dessau, Germany’s Interdisciplinary Academy in the early 1990s. While there, he made architectural interventions with found materials, which considered their nature and re-use. Johnston welcomed engagement with tactile materials, free of the abstraction of architectural drawings. He and his partner, architect Stephanie Fischer, maintain JohnstonFischer Ceramics in Nelson, B.C., producing hand-built objects marketed in gallery shops throughout North America. Through his practice he’s learned precisely how and why clay materials break, and this year Johnston was awarded the first-ever North West Ceramics Foundation’s Award of Excellence, in recognition of his technical breakthroughs. In 2005, Johnston produced Tangible Shadows: Intersections, sculptures

made of raw porcelain draped over, among other things, automobile bumper covers and then fired. The bumpers continued to fascinate Johnston and so reappear in Refuse Culture in “Swimming Upstream to the Comfort of: Homage to Yves Klein”. The bumpers are painted in International Klein Blue, a pure blue pigment, exhibited this summer at the Kelowna Art Gallery in stunning simplicity as part of the Gallery’s Module group show. In a complex understanding of materiality, Johnston’s art knows that potsherds in middens are ancient evidence of culture and Refuse Culture, among its higher ambitions, wants to preserve the safety of garbage dumps for humans, chickens, and the future. Parts of Refuse Culture have shown at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, Grand Forks Gallery and Kootenay Gallery and will move to Touchstones Art Gallery in Nelson, B.C. in March 2010, and Kelowna Art Gallery in December 2010. Johnston will also have a group show with Robert Davidson at the Surrey Art Gallery in April 2010. Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009 43


ABOVE: Ian Johnston, Just This Side of Dust,


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MIDNIGHT SUN THE PIT Sometime in May, I was standing in a dark bar, illuminated by Christmas lights and packed with a mob of people as diverse as the decor. A song came on the stereo: Baby Got Back by Sir Mixa-Lot. Suddenly, across the room an elderly woman, likely over 70, shuffled out of her chair and climbed atop the wobbly Formica table. She gained a steady footing and proceeded to gyrate for the crowd, which started to cheer. Cameras and glasses were raised to document and toast the improvised go-go performance. As the song wrapped up, she got down, teetering to the exit, waving to the crowd as she passed into the 2 a.m. twilight. Though it sounds like a music video gone awry, this ad hoc performance was just another one of those nights at the Westminster Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon. A small town on the cusp of the Arctic Circle, Dawson is the storied land of the midnight sun, ground zero of the Klondike gold rush, and home to one of the most surprising and vibrant artistic communities in Canada. A quintessentially Canadian tavern, “The Pit” (as the Westminster’s watering hole is known) is the symbolic and geographic nexus of Dawson. At this bar countless bawdy tales are told and re-told, the house band (The Pointer Brothers) play covers and originals all weekend long, and the booze flows abundantly. Perhaps some of these qualities are what influenced Martin Kippenberger and his friend Reinald Nohal to install the famous METRO-Net subway station near Dawson’s Front Street back in 1995. The METRO-Net, like Kippenberger, is now gone, but the spirit of the artist and his work continue to linger amongst the eccentricities, over-indulgence, and independent spirit of Dawson. 44 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009

A view of the Westminster Hotel, home of The Pit, from Scott Rogers’ work Nearly Every Building in Dawson.

LIFE IN DAWSON My trip to Dawson was on a plane rather than a subway, but lacked no amount of lively adventures as the Artist-inResidence at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. As part of the residency KIAC offered me a six-week stay in Dawson at the McCauley House, a two-story gold-rush-era building that’s also a national historic site. The house has all the amenities for life as a working artist: two studio spaces, a full kitchen, plentiful room to relax, and

Views along the Dempster Highway.

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SCENIC BEAUTY The Dempster Highway and Tombstone Territorial Park are spectacular. Similarly, the Top-of-the-World Highway into Alaska is sublimely spooky. I visited museums and historic sites, the powerful Yukon River, the Dawson dump, the paddle wheeler graveyard, the cemetery, the Midnight Dome, and a cave inhabited year-round by local legend Caveman Bill.

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tional natural light. It’s great on paper, and in person, but for me the real benefits of the residency came from the intangible qualities of Dawson itself. During my stay the sun barely set, producing a feeling of undivided endless days. In the dark winters, the arctic sky is illuminated by shimmering displays of Aurora Borealis. Any time of year there’s a bustling social scene, and I was hard-pressed not to attend a concert, exhibition, potluck, barbeque, fishing trip, going-away party, or table tennis tournament every night of the week. Around town and out in the wilderness I also had lots to stimulate — and distract me from — art making.

DOCUMENTATION As a result of all the activity in Dawson, I found myself adapting my work to reflect and contribute to the unique community. While in the north I worked on a series of projects that engaged the local environment and examined some of the cultural and architectural histories of the town. I spent a lot of time wandering the dusty streets documenting all of the houses, bars, hotels, sheds, shacks, shantys, and outhouses for a photographic project titled Nearly Every Building in Dawson. The final result is an archive of approximately 1500 images recording the ephemeral and independent spirit of Dawson’s built environment. I also blacked out my studio in the McCauley House, creating a space to reverse the effects of Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder, a condition partially produced by the overwhelming brightness of the northern summer. Far from isolated acts away from the art world, I found that these projects were constantly encouraged and supported by a community of diverse artists who call Dawson home.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS Some of my regular contacts while in Dawson included writer, artist, and ODD Gallery director Lance Blomgren, writer and artist Meg Nolia, artist, writer, and professor Charles Stankievech, printmaker and politician John Steins, filmmaker Jessie Curell, and filmmaker Dan Sokolowski. Many of them also work for KIAC, the ODD Gallery, or the School of Visual Arts in Dawson, while Steins maintains a successful studio practice alongside his job as the town’s Mayor. Many of my best memories of Dawson involve these people — watching hockey games and eating wings with Dan and his partner Lori; arguing about Social Practice and zapping mosquitoes with Lance

and Meg; discussing philosophy and site-specific art making on Charles’ front porch; sharing beers and chatting with John out on my lawn; guest DJing a hilarious radio show with Jes for CFYT 106.9. The list could go on and on.

ODD-ITIES Of course it’s not always easy to take time off for a trip up north. Artists with only a week or so to spare could apply for an exhibition at Dawson’s well-respected ODD Gallery. As one of Canada’s northernmost ‘parallel galleries’ the ODD serves its community through a range of activities including exhibitions by regional, national, and international artists, artist talks, and workshops. The gallery, in partnership with the KIAC Artist-in-Residence program, also co-organizes a yearly residency and exhibition project called The Natural and the Manufactured, exploring the ever-shifting relationships between humans and their environment. The ODD is a vibrant hub for the Dawson community, and a surprising novelty of artistic dedication. Notable recent exhibitors include Donald Lawrence, David Diviney, and Michael Belmore and MaryAnne Barkhouse, so you’re guaranteed to be in good company if you do get a show in this unique A.R.C.

Scott Rogers is a Canadian visual artist working primarily in site-specific projects and experimental collaborations. His work has been presented widely in Canada and internationally in New York, Oakland, Minneapolis, Berlin, Ireland, and Iceland. For more information on Scott’s practice, see 46 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009

A view of McCauley House from Nearly Every Building in Dawson.


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Scott Rogers at the Dawson City dump.

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As was to be expected, my last night in Dawson was spent at The Pit. It was quiet. We had some beers and I reminisced. I also vowed to return. It’s a nice sentiment, but many residency artists do come back, often for good. This is perhaps the most telling detail about Dawson’s power over creative people — that the town sustains a vibrant community and embraces new arrivals with openness, warmth, and Kippenbergerian spirit.

ABOVE: Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party,


mixed media, 1979. In the permanent collection of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, The Brooklyn Museum. OPPOSITE: Judy Chicago, The Fall (detail), modified Aubusson tapestry, wool and silk, 1993, 54" X 216", woven by Audrey Cowan. Collection of Audrey and Robert Cowan.

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As an artist and a feminist icon, Judy Chicago is feeling pretty good these days. “I have outlived my critics. That’s why my career is a miracle!” she says from her home in New Mexico. “I set out to break the cycle of erasure with The Dinner Party and in the mid-90s, when my career was in the toilet, it looked like The Dinner Party would be erased too.” Erasure is not a word that sits well with any feminist of Chicago’s generation. A generation that, in its coming-of-age in the 1960s and 70s, can recall the general absence of women in positions of influence, prominence or power and, more tellingly, the small number present in the canon of Western history (or ‘his-story’ as some feminists called it then). Chicago, with the training of an artist and the fervour of an activist, set out to do something about this omission and, with a group of volunteers — many of them well-versed in either needlework, ceramics or other craft — created The Dinner Party. Four years in the making, the monumental artwork debuted in 1979 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Invoking the Christian (all-male) Last Supper, 39 women (actual or mythological) are each honoured at The Dinner Party’s long triangular table with an elaborate place setting: embroidered runner, flatware, chalice and a painted-china plate. Accompanying the table, is the porcelain tile Heritage Floor, inscribed with the names of another 999 women. From the distant past to the 20th century, history’s roll call at The Dinner Party never looked so unfamiliar when, as a history major, I first saw the work in 1982. Every now and then, there would be a moment of recognition, a Georgia O’Keefe, a Katharine Hepburn or an Emily Carr, but the French astronomer Hortense Lepaute or Isabella Bishop, the English explorer? In a way that few artists ever experience, The Dinner Party was a career-defining work for Chicago. As it toured, the installation was popular enough to attract record-breaking crowds (and more volunteers for future projects) but controversial enough to stir-up debate. And in many corners of the art world, and in certain feminist circles, The Dinner Party was like tainted food. There were suspicions regarding exploited volunteers, and disapproval about symbolically commemorating any woman — let alone 39 of them — with stylized vulvic imagery. Literally, vaginas on plates. Too little nuance and too much universalizing about women, they criticized. At worst, there was also just plain indifference. “I wasn’t supported by the art world,” the artist recalls. “My career is a story with no powerful curator, museum, gallery owner or collector to support my art. Only individuals have stepped forth. What I discovered was a different audience, women who wanted to look at art which reflected their experience.” Now 70 years old, another page has turned in Chicago’s life. After many years of being marooned in storage, The Dinner Party, is now on permanent display in a specially designed exhibition space at the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. There is also her inclusion in the first major survey of feminist trailblazing, WACK: Art and the Feminist Revolution (Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art) and the publication in 2007 of the final and definitive book about The Dinner Party. And, if influential textbooks can make an impact, a full page feature is devoted to the work in the Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009 49


ABOVE: Judy Chicago, The Fall (detail), modified Aubusson tapestry, wool and silk, 1993, 54" X 216", woven by Audrey Cowan. Collection of Audrey and Robert Cowan. OPPOSITE: Judy Chicago, Birth Tear/Tear, macramé, mixed threads on fabric base, 1985, 46" X 55.5", executed by Pat Rudy-Baese. Collection of The Albuquerque Museum.

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7th edition of Janson and Janson’s A Basic History of Western Art. About the artwork, the book concludes “…. its gender politics, commentary on contemporary society, use of so many different styles and periods announced the art of the 1980s, an art that still prevails today and has come to be called PostModernism.” Now, If Women Ruled the World: Judy Chicago in Thread, is the first-ever survey of her textile and needlework art. Curated by Allyson Mitchell and featuring an excellent catalogue, the exhibition is an all-Canadian initiative involving Toronto’s Textile Museum of Canada and the Art Gallery of Calgary. Featuring 25 core works with an additional seven pieces loaned by Chicago for the AGC presentation, the survey deals with life after The Dinner Party, concentrating on three other collaborative series that followed. There is the Birth Project (1980 - 1985) where again, she wanted to address an ‘absence’, namely the lack of art about what she calls “one of the most fundamental experiences of life”. With Holocaust Project (1988 - 1990) Chicago began to expand her creative vision. Resolutions for the Millennium: A Stitch in Time (1994 - 2000) is inspired by traditional samplers and proverbs, and offers a “more positive vision of the world to come”. Involving, as always, the efforts of dozens of (acknowledged) needle-workers who, in partnership, make her designs and concepts a material reality, Resolutions, also uniquely combines their needlework with Chicago’s painting (it should be noted that she also works prolifically on her own in sculpture, painting, works on paper, stained and fused glass.) This fall exhibition at the Art Gallery of Calgary isn’t the first time that Judy Chicago has shown in western Canada. Resolutions toured to the Edmonton Art Gallery earlier in the decade, but it was the Glenbow Museum’s hosting of that famous work nearly 30 years ago that is most memorable. Given The Dinner Party’s place in the canon of 20th century art, I was curious about how the work still reverberated today. I emailed more than two dozen colleagues about it and, surprisingly, more than half responded. There were plenty of kudos for The Dinner Party’s attention to women’s history. “[For] a woman artist at the start of my career — in those days you had to look far to find women and they were always separated out and presented as aberrations, or maybe even abhorations,” writes author Katherine Govier. In addition, there is still a recognition that The Dinner Party was a ground-breaking piece because of its use of craft materials and techniques. “It made me quite proud to be working in the ceramic medium,” says artist Evelyn Grant, who at the time of The Dinner Party’s debut was a recent BFA graduate from the University of Calgary. “There was a lot of talk in those days of ‘phallic symbols’ in art by male artists and so I guess [The Dinner Party’s genital imagery] was an attempt to counter with a distinctively female symbol,” adds visual artist Arlene Stamp. “It seems naïve now and a pretty simplistic way to think of ‘women’s art’ but the controversy it caused….tells us that it was a daring gesture nevertheless.” Barbara Todd remembers being awestruck and “I felt then as I do now, that had Ms. Chicago’s aesthetic vision been less heavy-handed the work would have been more powerful.” Victoria-based Colleen (Kerr) Gray never had a chance to Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009 51


FABRIC ARTS Textiles have become a surprisingly fertile social and political medium for artists (mostly female – plus a very few men). Like Judy Chicago found 30 years ago, it becomes particularly effective to subvert the traditional “womanly arts”. Here are a few

In Calgary artist Suzanne Franks’ installation Smother, shown this summer at the Kelowna Art Gallery, a raft of inflated, orange fabric babies floats helplessly in the space, just out of reach of a life preserver of limply hanging orange fabric mothers’ arms.

In Orly Cogan’s thoroughly modern samplers and wall hangings like this one, Size Matters, figures in quaint cross-stitch and chain-stitch, love knots, and blanket stitch cross gender lines, mix fantasy and reality, flirt and subvert. Cogan’s work is included in the Judy Chicago companion exhibition She Will Always Be Younger Than Us.

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OPPOSITE: Judy Chicago, The Creation (detail), modified Aubusson tapestry, wool, silk and gold threads, 1984, 42" X 168", woven by Audrey Cowan. Collection of Audrey and Robert Cowan.. BELOW: Judy Chicago, Turn Over a New Leaf, painting, embroidery and appliqué on linen and silk charmeuse, 2000, 22" X 28", needlework by Jane Gaddie Thompson.

see The Dinner Party but as a young up-and-coming artist who once excelled in performance and video art in Calgary, what intrigues her about the impact of Chicago and others is the current resurgence in what she refers to as “the feminine arts”. “As a matter of fact,” she says. “I’ve become a secret needlework artist myself.” Partnering with the Chicago survey at the Art Gallery of Calgary, the show She Will Always Be Younger Than Us (from the Textile Museum of Canada) mixes contemporary art practices like video and online technology with “feminine” tasks like knitting, embroidery and quilting. Featuring five artists who were either in diapers or not even born when The Dinner Party first rattled the public conscience, the exhibition not only hooks its needle on a current Generation X penchant for knitting circles and quilting bees, but is also an expression of what curator, Allyson Mitchell, describes as an intergenerational dialogue. “While feminism may be as old as the suffragists, it is also as young as its newest enthusiast,” Mitchell writes. Contributing to that craft-bending dialogue that now embraces topics like gender, human rights, queer politics, globalization and the Newfoundland folk heroine, Peg Bearskin, is Orly Cogan, Wednesday Lupypciw, Cat Mazza, Gillian Strong and Ginger Brooks Takahashi. She Will Always Be Younger Than Us and When Women Rule the World: Judy Chicago in Thread opens September 25 in Calgary. Both are on view to January 23, 2010. Calgary’s Weiss Gallery will also feature a show of more than 100 works by Judy Chicago September 26 to January 23 — drawings, paintings, ceramics, textiles, lithographs, glass.


Shortlisted this year for the Sobey Art Award, Luanne Martineau’s felted objects have a half-alien / halfanatomical cast. Immense wall hangings blur the boundary between craft and contemporary art, often with the added humour of a spare felt toe or length of wool intestine. Based in Victoria, Martineau will show at Calgary’s Trépanier Baer Gallery in September.

Barbara Heller’s Cover Up Series, which includes this tapestry, Afghan Woman, illustrates its concept in lush, detailed stitchery. Based in Vancouver, and represented by the Elliott Louis Gallery, her work explores nontraditional themes in a traditional artform — skeletal birds, war scenes, fanatic believers.

Calgary artist Wednesday Lupypciw, whose work K2tog video knitting coven is also included in She Will Always Be Younger Than Us, moved on from what she has called “futzy little projects” and expanded the world of craft, bringing into it video, performance, and whatever else she can get her hands on.

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ABOVE: Brent Laycock, Tulip, acrylic 24" x 24". RIGHT: Artist, Brent Laycock. OPPOSITE: Brent Laycock, Presto, watercolour 30" x 22".

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“I always see a subject more as a launching pad for something else,” artist Brent Laycock says from his home in southwest Calgary. “Sometimes something that seems at first glance to be dull and boring is complex and interesting. What I want to do is take landscape themes and abstract them a little further.” It’s an unusual insight into the work of an unassuming artist, one who used to be ribbed regularly by other artists for showing up at openings in a suit and tie when everyone else was in jeans. Now in his early 60s, with more than a dozen grandchildren, Laycock’s landscapes keep expanding in scope, while maintaining the baseline of prairie beauty they’ve always had. Laycock has established himself in the Canadian and international arts community for his dynamic and multi-hued explorations of southern Alberta landscapes and effervescent floral portraits. His acrylics and watercolours are lyrically expressed, now edging more and more toward the abstract. One of his pure abstract creation is a brilliant explosion of colour depicting the rapid musical tempo Presto. It was recently chosen as part of the Alberta Society of Artists show Painted With Music, a juried exhibition running September through December at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, exploring visual imagery in the lyrics of singer songwriter Joni Mitchell. The show was conceived to complement the world premier last September of the Alberta Ballet work based on Mitchell’s music, The Fiddle and the Drum. Music has always been a strong influence in Laycock’s life. Growing up on a farm in southwestern Alberta, there was always music at home, and he played percussion at school. He sees the relationships between musical concepts, where each sound interacts with another to create meaning, being similar to the way the artist’s ideas interact with his art. The abstract relationship between melody and movement translate onto the canvas through colour, rhythm and movement. “Sometimes when I’m putting together a painting, I look at it as a symphonic composition, layering rhythms and tempos,” he says. “A lot of landscape painting is representational, and there is a lot of problem solving. To be able to look at it in a different way, as an abstract, often will solve it.” “His art is vibrant and energetic,” says Colette Hubner,

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Brent Laycock, Day’s Last Light, acrylic on canvas, 30" X 60".

director at Wallace Galleries in Calgary, where Laycock has been represented for 26 years. “He’s not afraid of colour, and people are drawn to his work because of the colour and vibrancy.” Hubner first met Laycock at a block party in their neighbourhood, and characterizes him as quiet and laid-back, a man whose energy comes through in his art. Born in Lethbridge in 1947, Laycock completed a Masters in Fine Arts at Brigham Young University and returned to Alberta with the hope of becoming an academic. The university gig didn’t pan out and the young husband and father soon found work as a graphic artist with the Calgary Board of Education, where he learned to photograph and document art Laycock worked at Freeman/Yipp Advertising while continuing to paint in his studio. By 1981, he had become a full-time artist, working out of a converted pool house where his kids did their homework and played floor hockey. Since then, his work has been exhibited across North America and presented to both Queen Elizabeth, and to Queen Margrethe of Denmark. Edith Becker, owner of Gust Gallery in Waterton, Alberta, where Laycock and his wife Kathy have a cabin, describes his work as bold, and almost impressionistic. Becker also collects Laycock’s art for herself, particularly his watercolours, which she describes as having “great colour and movement.” For the artist, watercolours have a life of their own once they’re on the canvas. “You can make accidents happen,” he says. “The paint will flow around, then you have the problem

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of how to tame and adjust it to make it work. Sometimes you just throw a bomb into it and see where it happens to go.” He’s been influenced by modern Canadian landscape artists like the Group of Seven, Emily Carr and David Milne. “Bold painting, every brush stroke mattered, not fussy,” he says. Laycock is actively involved in local and national arts organizations, including membership of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. Joining the Alberta Society of Artists was important. When he joined, several established artists, such as Ted Godwin, one of the original Regina Five group of painters, took an interest in the relative newcomer and supported him, attending his shows and talking about his work to colleagues and dealers. Though he’s been experimenting with unusual forms, like the abstract evolution of Presto, he’s eager to hold on to the traditional techniques that he began with. “As we get into an increasingly digital age, things that are hand-made have new importance,” Laycock notes. “There is a vitality that is made when art is controlled by the human hand. It’s really ultimately about the emotional feeling.” Find Brent Laycock’s paintings at Wallace Galleries, Calgary; West End Gallery, Edmonton and Victoria; Assiniboia Gallery, Regina; Gust Gallery, Waterton, AB; The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, Chateau Whistler and Banff Springs; Art and Soul Gallery, High River, AB.

ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS TRAVELLING EXHIBITION PROGRAM Dynamic, diverse, educational visual art displays for schools, libraries and public venues throughout Alberta

Mark Vitaris ‘40 Ford, High River, AB 1999, Cibachrome print Courtesy of the Artist

Mark Holliday Wind Study 2008, Beeswax, oil & digital image on board Courtesy of the Artist

Jeff de Boer RoboBaby (Kinetic Sculpture) 2001, Color photograph Courtesy of the Artist

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Your guide to more than 475 fine art galleries in Western Canada For more information, send your request by email to ALBERTA INDEX Banff.................................................................59 Black Diamond ..................................................59 Bragg Creek ......................................................59 Calgary .............................................................59 Camrose ...........................................................63 Canmore ...........................................................63 Cochrane ..........................................................63 Crowsnest Pass..................................................63 Didsbury ...........................................................63 Drumheller ........................................................63 Edmonton.........................................................64 Empress ............................................................66 Fort MacLeod ....................................................66 Fort McMurray ..................................................66 Grande Prairie ...................................................66 High River ........................................................ 66 Jasper ...............................................................66 Kananaskis Country ...........................................66 Lacombe ...........................................................66 Lethbridge ........................................................66 Medicine Hat ....................................................67 Okotoks ............................................................67 Red Deer ...........................................................67 Rosebud ...........................................................67 Waterton ..........................................................67 Wetaskiwin .......................................................67 Wildwood .........................................................67 BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX 100 Mile House.................................................67 Abbotsford .......................................................67 Armstrong ........................................................68 Bowen Island ....................................................68 Campbell River ..................................................68 Castlegar...........................................................68 Chemainus ........................................................68 Chilliwack .........................................................68 Comox ..............................................................68 Coombs ............................................................68 Courtenay .........................................................68 Cowichan Bay ...................................................68 Cranbrook.........................................................68 Duncan .............................................................68 Galiano Island ...................................................68 Gibsons.............................................................68 Grand Forks ......................................................68 Invermere..........................................................68 Kamloops..........................................................68 Kelowna............................................................68 Kimberley ..........................................................69 Ladysmith .........................................................69 Nanaimo ...........................................................69 Nelson ..............................................................69 Oliver ................................................................69 Penticton ..........................................................69 Port Coquitlam ..................................................70 Prince George ...................................................70 Qualicum Bay/Beach..........................................70 Salmon Arm......................................................70 Salt Spring Island ..............................................70 Sechelt ..............................................................70 Sidney...............................................................70 Silver Star Mountain ..........................................70 Summerland .....................................................70 Terrace ..............................................................70 Tofino ...............................................................70 Vancouver.........................................................70 Vernon..............................................................74 Victoria .............................................................75 Whistler ............................................................76 MANITOBA INDEX Brandon............................................................76 Churchill ...........................................................76 Gimli.................................................................76 Portage La Prairie ..............................................76 Winnipeg ..........................................................76 Winnipeg Beach ................................................78 SASKATCHEWAN INDEX Assiniboia .........................................................78 Estevan .............................................................78 Lumsden ...........................................................78 Meacham .........................................................78 Melville .............................................................78 Moose Jaw........................................................78 North Battleford ................................................78 Prince Albert .....................................................78 Regina ..............................................................78 Saskatoon .........................................................78 Swift Current ....................................................79 Weyburn ...........................................................79 Yorkton .............................................................79 NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Dawson City......................................................79 Inuvik................................................................79 Whitehorse .......................................................79 Yellowknife .......................................................79


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 well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. STRATUS GALLERY 120 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1E8 T. 403-985-0022 WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 2469, 110 Bison Courtyard, 211 Bear St Banff, AB T1L 1C2 T. 403-762-2214 Toll Free: 866-859-2220 Art reflects the spiritual and physical reliance of humanity on the natural world. The Willock & Sax Gallery is innovative and eclectic, rooted in the idea that art is about people, place, and community. They carry work by mainly Western Canadian contemporary and historic artists, who enjoy international, national, and regional reputations. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. 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 Galleries 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.

BANFF BRAGG CREEK Commercial Galleries CANADA HOUSE GALLERY PO Box 1570, 201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5 T. 403-762-3757 F. 403-762-8052

Commercial Galleries SUNCATCHER’S DESIGN STUDIO 4-27 Balsam Ave, Old West Mall, PO Box 840

Bragg Creek,, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-4332 F. 403-278-6299 SunCatcher’s has provided custom stained glass and sandcarved glass to Calgary and area since 1979. They offer in-home consultation for custom work. The eclectic gallery features a variety of leaded windows, vintage paintings, art glass, pottery, ceramics, metal work, new and vintage jewellery, and many Canadian artist’s works. Wed to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun and Mon noon - 5 pm. 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. Ceramics, carvings, sculpture and ironwork of the finest quality are also shown. Daily 11 am - 5 pm. CALGARY Artist-run Galleries ARTIST PROOF GALLERY 2010F 11 St SE, PO Box 6821 Station D Calgary, AB T2P 2E7 T. 403-287-1056 EMMEDIA GALLERY & PRODUCTION SOCIETY 203-351 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C7 T. 403-263-2833 F. 403-232-8372 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.

GALLERY MOVE Brian Imerson will be moving his Circa Gallery in October to a larger space nearby at 1226A 9 Ave SE in Inglewood. THE NEW GALLERY 200 Barclay Parade SW, Main Level, Eau Claire Market, Calgary, AB T2P 4R5 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 From its new location on the main level of Eau Claire Market (near the West entrance), 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. 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, printmaking and innovative media. Artfirm is committed to the sale of exceptional, contemporary artwork by Canadian and international artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appointment. ARTFUL LIVING 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. 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 1312A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 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. 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 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, First Thurs till 9 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. CIRCA 1226A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1 T. 403-290-0145 Toll Free: 877-290-0145 Circa is a one-of-a-kind gallery specializing in midcentury modern art glass from around the world. All items are hand blown works of art from the 1940-1960s. The focus is on European art glass from the best known studios and furnaces. Circa

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brings world-class vintage art glass to Calgary from centres across Europe. A visual spectacle of color, form and modernism. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. COLLAGE 206-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-3330 Canadian gallery artists include Cherry Deacon, Frances Dickenson, Natalie Gerber, Anne Kirsten, Margot Van Lindenberg, Julie Mears and Terry Ann Powell who produce beautiful, hand-crafted jackets, scarves, handbags and accessories. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. COTTAGE CRAFT 8330 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-252-3797 F. 403-252-6002 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 emerg-

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ing 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. FORTUNE FINE ART 3-215 39 Ave NE Calgary, AB T2E 7E3 T. 403-277-7252 F. 403-277-7364 For sale or lease, long-time Calgary collector and philanthropist Lou MacEachern, offers works from his collection of 1,500 pieces of original Canadian art. The more-than-225 artists include well-known names such as Norman Brown, ‘Duncan’ MacKinnon Crockford, WR deGarth, N de Grandmaison, Roland Gissing, George Horvath, Georgia Jarvis, Glenn Olson, Torquil Reed, Colin Williams and Marguerite Zwicker. Browsers welcome. By appointment.

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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, Bond, Cameron, Crump and Charlesworth. Calgary’s largest collection of bronze — by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Taylor, Danyluk and Arthur. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat till 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

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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 to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 709 A 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 Recently relocated, the gallery represents provocative and innovative artwork by emerging, midcareer and established Canadian artists including Angela Leach, Harry Kiyooka, Bill Laing, Marjan Eggermont, Ken Webb, Reinhard Skoracki, David Burdeny, Charles Malinsky, Bratsa Bonifacho, Dennis Ekstedt, RenÈe Duval, Erin McSavaney, Laurel Smith, Elizabeth Barnes and Christopher Willard. 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, the gallery represents over 40 of Canada’s most talented jewellery artists with work ranging from subtle objects for everyday wear to extravagant and sculptural artworks — rings, pendants,

LATITUDE ART GALLERY 150-625 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-262-9598 Located in the Design District on 11 Ave SW, Latitude Art Gallery showcases a variety of 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. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 T. 403-209-8542 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 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. 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. 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. RUBAIYAT GALLERY 722 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7 T. 403-228-7192

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.

September 18 - October 10 Errol Lee Fullen and Greg Robb


KEYSTONE ART GALLERY 202-100 7 Ave SW (Art Central) Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-237-6637 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. 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.


necklaces, brooches, bracelets and earrings. Also offer custom design services. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

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NEW GALLERY Yvan Filion and Scott Beitel recently joined forces to open the Latitude Art Gallery in the popular Design District at 625 11 Ave SW. STUDIO TODOROVIC 110-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-450-1917 Studio Todorovic is a unique shop located in the historical Art Central building, featuring fresh work by emerging artists; and also offering a selection of artist supplies and evening art classes. See website or call for upcoming shows or to apply for shows. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm and Sat 11 am - 6 pm. New shows every First Thursday. SUMMIT FINE ART 1604 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J5 T. 403-457-5477 Relocated from Banff to Calgary, the gallery presents contemporary art informed by nature; celebrating the beauty of nature, depicting artist’s observations, and often exploring topical issues surrounding human interaction with nature. Owners Bart Habermiller and Emily Barnett bring an inspiring collection of art carefully selected for it’s artistic skill, aesthetics and ability to convey ideas in an accessible manner. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists 5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401 A.A. Pfannmuller, Cranberry Facets, 19� x 12� s Art Supplies, Picture Framing, Prints, Posters, Rocks & Crystals

T H E A L I C AT G A L L E R Y Representing Western Canadian artists since 1987

SWIRL FINE ART & DESIGN 104-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-5337 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

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Reception Nov 17, 2009 The Triangle Gallery 104, 800 Macleod Trail SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M3

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. 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.

The Founders Art Gallery is the latest development of The Military Museums under the curatorial direction of the University of Calgary.

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 Established in 1979, the gallery exhibits an extensive collection of original oil and acrylic paintings, bronze, ceramic, stone sculptures and Inuit art in a 10,000 square foot space. Webster Galleries Inc also houses a complete frame design and workshop facility. Free parking at the rear of the gallery for customer convenience. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

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CENTENNIAL GALLERY 153-115 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P5 T. 403-266-6783 Public Galleries 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 - 5 pm. To 10 pm every first Thursday of the month.

VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 816 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 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 Café serves lunch 11 am - 4 pm. Inquiries invited for private functions.

Large selection of of 1,500 original Canadian works. Hours may vary. Please call.

BRIC GALLERY 227 35 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2K5 T. 403-520-0707

THE WEISS GALLERY 1021 6 St SW (corner 11 Ave) Calgary, AB T2R 1R2 T. 403-262-1880 Juxtaposing contemporary work with fine 19th century European artworks, the gallery is a showcase for craft-intensive, descriptive art. It represents artists whose approaches to painting, drawing, photography and sculpture pay respect to time-honoured methods of artmaking and have found a beautiful expression within a contemporary vision and context. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment.

VENTURION GALLERY 104-214 11 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0X8 T. 403-264-6234 F. 403-264-6001

5IF 8POEFS :FBS "DSZMJD ³ Y ³ CZ (MFOO 0MTPO 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.

Cooperative Galleries ARTPOINT GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1139 - 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3G1 T. 403-265-6867 F. 403-265-6867


GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 Located in the heart of downtown Calgary - visitors experience Glenbow Museum’s diverse exhibits, special programs and vast collections including Asian, Contemporary, Modernist and Historical Art. Daily 9 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Adult $14, Sen $10, Stu $9, Family $28.00; Members and under 6 free. Glenbow Shop open daily 10 am - 5:30 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 THE LEDGE GALLERY 205 8 Ave SE, EPCOR CENTRE Calgary, AB T2P 0K9 T. 403-294-7455

THE MILITARY MUSEUMS 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5J4 T. 403-974-2850 F. 403-974-2858 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. UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY - 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 (May through Aug, Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm only).

NEW GALLERY In Canmore, Dave and Kathy Foxcroft recently opened The Edge Gallery on Spring Creek Drive. CAMROSE Commercial Galleries 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. CANMORE Commercial Galleries ELEVATION GALLERY 100-729 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 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 EDGE GALLERY 612 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, AB T1W 0C7 T. 403-675-8300 In the gallery: ongoing exhibitions of historical paintings and prints to contemporary, abstract works. In the frame shop: experienced staff offer a wide selection of framing choices, using archival materials. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm, or by appointment. Public Galleries CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 The gallery is run by Canmore Artists and Artisans Guild, which has existed for 26 years. There are seven CAAG group shows, seven private shows and several community and local schools shows per year. All media are represented in the gallery including fine arts, photography, textiles and sculpture. Mon to Thu 11 am - 8 pm, Fri to Sun 11 am - 5 pm. COCHRANE Commercial Galleries JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY/STUDIO 3-320 1 St West, Cochrane, AB T4C 1X8 T. 403-932-7040 This new, warm and friendly storefront gallery exclusively features local artist Janet B. Armstrong’s vibrant and eclectic mix of oils and acrylics in a variety of subjects and sizes. The artist invites visitors to watch her paint and to enjoy the cherrywood bar, fireplace and vintage memorabilia. Commissions welcome. Tues 1:30 pm - 5 pm; Wed to Fri 11 am 5 pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun noon - 4 pm. 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. WESTLANDS ART GALLERY 214 First St W, Box 1166 Cochrane, AB T4C 1B2 T. 403-932-3030 F. 403-932-7810 Canadian First Nations rare and original works, Inuit and aboriginal soapstone sculpture, plus Alberta landscape photographs, raku and functional pottery, metal work and coppersmithing and stained glass from local artisans. Mon to Fri 10:30 am 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. In Cochrane, 15 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A.

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Breaking new ground. See the models, plans and inspiration behind the most exciting museum projects in the 21st century...with a feature exhibition on the new Art Gallery of Alberta.

Enterprise Square, 100 - 10230 Jasper Ave | Edmonton | 780.422.6223 |

2009 Fall Exhibitions: Maxine Noel, October 3 - 15 Laird Goulet, October 17 - 29 Collectors, November 21 - December 3

The Gathering, acrylic on canvas, 24� x 18� by Maxine Noel This unique exhibition space in the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts +15 pedway system overlooks Centre Court from the second floor of the Centre. The glass-walled space is most conducive to sculpture and installation. Exhibitions are selected through calls for submissions and curatorial practice and run for three month intervals.

CROWSNEST PASS Public Gallery CROWSNEST PASS PUBLIC ART GALLERY 14733 20 Ave Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0 T. 403-562-2218 F. 403-562-2218 DIDSBURY Commercial Gallery GILDED GALLERY 106-2034 19 Ave (Box 632) Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 T. 403-335-8735 F. 403-335-8736 DRUMHELLER Commercial Galleries FINE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY Box 338, 20 3 Ave West Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-3686 Toll Free: 866-823-3686 ATELIERO VERDA 40 3 Ave W, Drumheller, AB T. 403-239-6528

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

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Cooperative Gallery BADLANDS GALLERY Box 836, 50C 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-8680 GREATER EDMONTON 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 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 pro-

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mote, 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 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

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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, Alex Janvier and Aaron Paquette. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. 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.

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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 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. JOHNSON GALLERY 7711 85 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3B4 T. 780-465-6171 KAMENA GALLERY & FRAMES 5718 Calgary Trail Edmonton, AB T6H 2K2 T. 780-944-9497 F. 780-430-0476 Natives of Malaysian Borneo, the four Wong brothers opened their gallery and framing business in 1993. Over the years it has been expanded to represent a wide variety of visual artists. The gallery also provides complete custom picture framing and recently began to offer art leasing. Art classes available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

KOHON DESIGNS INC 143-10309 107 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K3 T. 780-428-6230 F. 780-428-6249

THE PORTAL GALLERY 9414 91 St, Edmonton, AB T6E 1N4 T. 780-702-7522

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.

TU GALLERY 10718-124 St., Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1 T. 780-452-9664

LILIANA’S BOUTIQUE & ART GALLERY 12302 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-448-0714 F. 780-454-4558 Over the past ten years, as a complement to her high-fashion clothing boutique, Ljiljana has quietly assembled a roster of artists, including European discovery Reinhard Gade, working in a variety of media including painting, blown glass, bronze and soapstone sculpture, and jewellery. Her collection has now been assembled in a large, dedicated gallery space on the second floor. Mon 11 am - 4 pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm; Thurs 11 am - 7 pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm. 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. Now with second location. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. 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 giclées 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. Tues and Wed 10 am - 7 pm, Thurs to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 108 LeMarchand Mansion, 11523 100 Ave Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 Recently relocated to LeMarchand Mansion. 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. (Calgary direct line: 403-2901612) 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 handpulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 Established in 1975, this fine art gallery is known for representing leading artists from across Canada — paintings, sculpture and glass art in traditional and contemporary styles. Exhibitions via e-mail available by request. Second location in Victoria. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

Barbara Tipton John Chalke Do-Hee Sung Crystal Harse Charles Lewton Brain Linda Chow Linda McBain Cuyler James Lavoie Carol & Richard Selfridge Marty Kaufman Dawn Detarando Brian McArthur Chris Zincan Greg Payce Julia Reimer Melissa Pedersen

Alberta Craft Council at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale South Korea

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 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, Entreprise 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 art-related 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. Image: Canadian Offering by Brian McArthur

Bee Kingdom Phil Bandura Tim Belliveau Ryan Marsh Fairweather Karen Cantine Katrina Chaytor Sharon Kootenay Cherweniuk Alaynee Goodwill Scott Hardy Jane Kidd Shona Rae Tyler Rock Mary Sullivan Holdgrafer Lesley Turner Meghan Wagg Kari Woo Brad Keys Mindy Andrews Jenn Demke Bonny Houston Susan Gottselig Giulia Fatica Darcy Gusse Edinga Gillian Hillerud Byoung-Woo Choi


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 finearts_gallery.aspx

Frosty Winter Stream, Oil on canvas, 30" x 36"

FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 index.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

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

Rhythm of Spring, Oil on canvas, 36" x 48"

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The Alberta Craft Council and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts are collaborating on a major exhibition and acquisition of Alberta ceramics. This juried competition is open to professional and emerging potters, tile makers, clay sculptors, and other ceramic artists from Alberta. For more information and guidelines visit

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.

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 148, Delta Lodge, Kananaskis, AB T0L 2H0 T. 403-591-7610 LACOMBE

Commercial Gallery DEAN FRANCIS AT SAGEBRUSH GALLERIES Box 296, 20 km East of Empress Empress, AB T0J 1E0 T. 403-565-2039 Toll Free: 877-565-2039

the VAAA Gallery presents . . . Surroundings Featuring photographers Aaron Faulkenberg T.J. McLachlan & James Gaa

November 26 to December 19, 2009 VAAA Gallery 3rd flr, 10215 - 112 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 780.421.1731 toll free 1.866.421.1731 Located in Harcourt House Arts Centre

Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY ON MAIN 4910 50 Ave, 2nd Flr, Lacombe, AB T4L 1Y1 T. 403-782-3402 F. 403-782-3405 Located just off Hwy. 2 in the heart of Historic Downtown Lacombe, this gallery boasts the largest selection of original art in central Alberta. Representing over 60 Alberta artists, the gallery’s selection covers a wide variety of media. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

Commercial Gallery PRAIRIE WINDS GALLERY 210 Col Macleod Blvd, PO Box 1539 Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 T. 403-553-3020

Public Gallery LACOMBE MEMORIAL CENTRE ART GALLERY 5214 50 Ave, Lacombe, AB T. 403-782-1266



Public Gallery KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979

Commercial Gallery JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341 For more than ten years the gallery has presented a wide variety of Canadian contemporary landscape and wildlife art in all media, including pieces by owner and professional artist, Jerry Arnold, who works from his studio in the gallery. Both original works and limited edition prints and serigraphs, bronze and Inuit stone sculpture, and glass art. Custom framing service. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5 pm.


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TWO FEATHERS GALLERY 153 Macleod Tr, PO Box 5457 High River, AB T1V 1M6 T. 403-652-1024 F. 403-652-1026



James Gaa, Garbage, Grafitti, Art

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. 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. PIKE STUDIOS AND GALLERY 70 9 Ave SE, High River, AB T1V 1L4 T. 403-652-5255

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 POTEMKIN TOO 317 6 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C7 T. 403-329-1385 THE POTEMKIN - THE BURNING GROUND 402 2 Ave S, B Level, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0C3 T. 403-328-3604 Public Galleries BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118 GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES 502 1 St S ( 5 Ave S & Scenic Dr) Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6 T. 403-320-3898 F. 403-329-4958

Toll Free: 866-320-3898 A vibrant gathering place meeting historical, cultural and educational needs, the Galt engages and educates its communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define collective identity and guide the future. Award-winning exhibits, events, programs. (May 15 - Aug 31) Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; (Sep 1 - May 14) Mon to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (year-round) Sun 1 - 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 gallery serves the campus community and general public with a permanent collection of more than 13,000 works; by presenting local and touring exhibitions; and by supporting research at all levels through publications and an on-line database. 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. Special activities on website. 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 Public Galleries CULTURAL CENTRE GALLERY 299 College Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6 T. 403-529-3880 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. OKOTOKS Public Gallery OKOTOKS ART GALLERY PO Bag 20, 53 North Railway St Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1 T. 403-938-3204 F. 403-938-8963 aspx?cid=21&lang=1 RED DEER Commercial Galleries BILTON CONTEMPORARY ART 4B-5909 51 Ave, Red Deer, Ab T4N 4H8 T. 403-343-3933 Bilton Contemporary Art presents a wide range of international, national and local artists while promoting a dialogue among the artist, gallery and community. Programming supports the growth and experimentation of the artist or external curator, by including a wide range of artistic practices and encouraging challenging and important exhibitions. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. GALLERY IS 5123 48 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1T1

T. 403-341-4641 Cooperative Gallery HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-346-8937 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 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. VIEWPOINT GALLERY 3827 39 St, City of Red Deer Culture Services Red Deer, AB T4N 0Y6 T. 403-309-4091 ROSEBUD Commercial Gallery AKOKINISKWAY GALLERY Box 654, Rosebud, Alberta T0J 2T0 T. 403-677-2350 Toll Free: 800-267-7553

NEW PUBLICATION BY THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART GALLERY For further information please see our website:

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 WILDWOOD Commercial Gallery WILDWOOD GALLERY AND STUDIO Box 623, 5410 50 St, Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0 T. 780-325-3904 F. 780-325-3907

BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES 100 MILE HOUSE Commercial Gallery STONE BEAR GALLERY PO Box 421, 380 1 St 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 T. 250-395-5295 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

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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. Public Gallery THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM ABBOTSFORD 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3 T. 604-864-8087 F. 604-864-8048 The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is committed to excellence and quality in exposing the public to the diverse and provocative world of visual art and heritage. It is committed to the investigation of how aesthetics and history interact through its exhibition programs — from British Columbia, across Canada and abroad with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Tue to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat, Sun noon - 5 pm. This spacious contemporary gallery has an NYC feel with its eclectic collection featuring both established and emerging Canadian artists. The 1700 square foot space is also available for special events. Owners, Louisa and Jacquie believe that what is interesting in life can be found within its grey area. Minutes off Hwy 1 in Chilliwack, south on Vedder Road. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

Cooperative Gallery PEARL ELLIS GALLERY 1729 Comox Ave, PO Box 1286 Comox, BC V9M 7Z8 T. 250-339-2822 COOMBS, BC

BOWEN ISLAND Public Gallery GALLERY AT ARTISAN SQUARE Box 211, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 T. 604-947-2454 F. 604-947-2460 The Gallery @ Artisan Square opened in 1997 as a multi-use arts facility operated by the Bowen Island Arts Council. It serves and promotes the Bowen Island visual arts community as well as providing venue for other cultural activities. The Gallery organizes about 14 visual art shows a year, featuring a majority of Bowen Island artists. (Winter) Fri to Sun noon - 4 pm, (July and August) Wed to Sun 11 am - 4 pm. CAMPBELL RIVER Public Gallery CAMPBELL RIVER ART GALLERY 1235 Shopper’s Row Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7 T. 250-287-2261 CASTLEGAR Public Gallery KOOTENAY GALLERY OF ART, HISTORY AND SCIENCE 120 Heritage Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4M5 T. 250-365-3337 This public art gallery serves the West Kootenay Region where hundreds of individual artists and craftspeople make a living creating and selling their work. The gallery is a non-profit institution which shows great works of art, sourced regionally, nationally and internationally — as well as providing a professional venue for regional artists to show and sell their work. Jul - Aug daily 10 am - 5 pm; Sep Dec and Mar - May, Wed to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm; closed Jan - Feb. CHEMAINUS Public Gallery CHEMAINUS THEATRE FESTIVAL GALLERY 9737 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC T. 250-246-9806 Extn: 4 gallery.html The gallery promotes award-winning and emerging BC artists, including First Nations, in the expanded exhibition area located adjacent to the Gallery gift shop — which has long offered a variety of art and fine crafts. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm; till 8 pm during theatre performances; and (May - Dec) Sun noon - 5 pm. CHILLIWACK Commercial Gallery GREY AREA GALLERY 101-7408 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E6 T. 604-846-0088

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GALIANO ISLAND Commercial Galleries GALIANO ART GALLERY 2540 Sturdies Bay Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-3539 F. 250-539-3539


ARMSTRONG Public Gallery ARMSTRONG SPALLUMCHEEN ART GALLERY 3415 Pleasant Valley Rd, Box 308 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 T. 250-546-8318

Mon to Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (Reduced hours off-season).

Commercial Gallery COASTAL CARVINGS GALLERY 6-2345 Alberni Hwy, Box 438 Coombs, BC V0R 1M0 T. 250-954-0554 COURTENAY 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 COWICHAN BAY Commercial Gallery ARTHUR VICKERS SHIPYARD GALLERY 1719 Cowichan Bay Rd Cowichan Bay, BC VOR 1N0 T. 250-748-7650 The internationally-collected original art of Arthur Vickers tells stories inspired by the people and places of Canada’s west coast. Vickers is a master of the art of serigraphy, gold relief work, sketches, paintings and three dimensional wooden works of art. Just 45 min north of Victoria. Wed to Sun, 10:30 am - 5 pm and by appointment. Reduced hours during Jan and Feb. CRANBROOK Public Gallery CRANBROOK & DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL PO Box 861, 32A 11 Ave S Cranbrook, BC V1C 4J6 T. 250-426-4223 F. 250-426-4223 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 With 30 years experience in Northwest Coast native art, Judy Hill is a recognized expert who is very careful about quality and authenticity. “I want people to see items in a gallery environment rather than in a gift shop to realize that they are art forms not just souvenirs.” See Judy’s private collection of trade beads and rare baskets. Appraisals available.

INSIGHT ART GALLERY 157 Georgeson Bay Road Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-5080 Cooperative Gallery ISLAND’S EDGE ART GALLERY 4-33 Manzanita Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-9934 GIBSONS Commercial Gallery GIFT OF THE EAGLE GALLERY RR 9, 441 Marine Dr (Gower Point Rd) Gibsons, BC V0N 1V9 T. 604-886-4899 F. 604-866-4899 GRAND FORKS Public Gallery GRAND FORKS ART GALLERY 7340 - 5th St, PO Box 2140 Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 T. 250-442-2211 F. 250-442-0099 INVERMERE Commercial Galleries BAVIN GLASSWORKS 4884A Athalmer Road RR 3 Invermere, BC V0A 1K3 T. 250-342-6816 EFFUSION ART GALLERY 1033 7 Ave, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-341-6877 Describing itself as ‘an unrestrained expression of emotion’, the gallery is created on the energy of contemporary art with a collaboration between established and emerging artisans from coast to coast. Friendly staff happily provide advice on installation and design specifics to clients, whether homeowners, interior designers or from the corporate world. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565 With a collective 30 years art experience and entering its seventh year in business, the Artym provides the art and service that clients expect and appreciate — with sculpture, paintings and jewellery by over 65 Canadian artists in a constantly changing display and featured on their website. International shipping and personal delivery to Calgary. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 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 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 Commercial Galleries A WOODSIDE DESIGN GALLERY 1561 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P5 T. 250-862-3817 Opened in 2007, the gallery/studio highlights the original creations of local Okanagan Valley artisans, plus outstanding work by select artists from other areas of BC. The works are in a variety of media: contemporary paintings with monthly exhibitions, ceramics, stone sculpture, wood-turnings, copper, felted bags, fused glass and jewellery — with a price range for every customer. Mon - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

NEW (OLD) NAME Judy Johnson recently re-acquired the ownership and direction of Tutt Street Gallery in Kelowna. 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. 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 opportunities to their clientele and have added ceramics, and bronze sculpture to complement the paintings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

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

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.

SOPA FINE ARTS 2934 South Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 T. 250-763-5088 Okanagan’s major contemporary art gallery, Sopa Fine Arts prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art from leading international artists, with new exhibitions opening the first Thursday each month. Sopa features high calibre, original and innovative artworks; in the media of painting, sculpture, and assemblage. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appointment. 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 bentwoodstyle boxes. Also stone carvings, hand-carved gold and silver jewellery, original paintings and limited edition prints both contemporary and traditional. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm (Summer only: also Sun 11 am - 4 pm). TUTT STREET GALLERY 9-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 Established in 1984, Tutt Street Gallery is a recognized dealer of original fine art — representing regional, national and international artists whose works can be found in private, corporate, and government collections, in Canada and abroad. The gallery extends a warm welcome to art enthusiasts and experienced collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appt. 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. 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 $5, senior $4, student $4, family $10, 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 KIMBERLEY Public Gallery KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL - THE GALLERY AT CENTRE 64 64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley, BC V1A 2J2 LADYSMITH Commercial Gallery LADYSMITH WATERFRONT ART GALLERY 610 Oyster Bay Dr, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1B2 T. 250-245-1252



Commercial Galleries ALLMARQUETRY STUDIO/GALLERY 5251 Hammond Bay Road Nanaimo, BC V9T 5M9 T. 250-729-7415 BAD BOYS MOSAICS 426 Fitzwilliam St (at Richards St) Nanaimo, BC V9R 5K6 T. 250-616-2905

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

GALLERY 223 223 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G8 T. 250-741-1188 F. 250-741-0868 Cooperative Gallery ART 10 GALLERY 94 - 650 South Terminal Ave, Port Place Shopping Centre, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2 T. 250-753-4009

Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 T. 250-754-1750 NELSON Cooperative Gallery CRAFT CONNECTION 378 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L 4H5 T. 250-352-3006 Public Galleries OXYGEN ART CENTRE 3-320 Vernon St (enter from alley) 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 Gallery HANDWORKS GALLERY 35648 97 ST, Box 271, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 T. 250-498-6388 F. 250-498-6388 PENTICTON Commercial Galleries THE LLOYD GALLERY 18 Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-492-4484 New location on colourful Front St. Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through a large viewing gallery hung French salon-style. Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and sculptures depict the many faces of the Okanagan, Canada and Asia. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. TUMBLEWEED GALLERY 101-207 Main St, Penticton, BC V2A 5B1 T. 250-492-7701 F. 250-492-7701 Public Gallery PENTICTON ART GALLERY 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 The Penticton Art Gallery (formerly AGSO) presents contemporary art and historical exhibitions of both established and emerging artists in four exhibition spaces. A place of inquiry, interest and enjoyment, the gallery proudly promotes Okanagan as well as

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Autumn Still Life III, 36” x 36”

LindaLando Fine Art, Vancouver

New Works in Jan’s AUTUMN Series Opening October 29, to November 7, 2009 Also represented by: HAMBLETON GALLERIES, Kelowna THE LLOYD GALLERY, Penticton

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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. PORT COQUITLAM LEIGH SQUARE COMMUNITY ARTS VILLAGE 2253 Leigh Square Place Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3B8 T. 604-927-8400 F. 604-927-8444 The Leigh Square Community Arts Village is an innovative arts facility -- home to visual art exhibitions, public art, special events, music, dance, theatre, creative writing, art camps, workshops and festivals throughout the year. It is dedicated to encouraging and facilitating community development through arts, culture and heritage. Daily except statutory holidays. PRINCE GEORGE 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 The gallery focus is contemporary Canadian art. In the main gallery, seven to ten exhibitions by established artists are curated annually. The Galleria hosts community projects and emerging artist’s work, changing monthly. Proposals for the sculpture court are invited on an ongoing basis. Gallerypublished catalogues and other publications are available in the gallery shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.



Art Books MOTHER TONGUE PUBLISHING Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-537-4155 Mother Tongue Publishing’s series on The Unheralded Artists of BC, begins by focusing on the extraordinary art and untold lives of various Vancouver painters and sculptors from the 50s and 60s, and explores the socio-political reasons why many of these artists remain forgotten in their own province.

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.

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.

QUALICUM BAY/QUALICUM BEACH Commercial Galleries 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 One of Vancouver Island’s most extensive collections of fine art awaits at Qualicum Frameworks Gallery. From Ken Kirkby’s powerful, patriotic Inukshuks to D.F. Gray’s riveting pastels to Joe Rosenblatt’s outrageously playful oils to the masterful landscapes of Bill Townsend, visitors will discover a fine representation of established and emerging West Coast artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. THE GALLERY AT QUALICUM ART SUPPLY 206 West First Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2P7 T. 250-752-3471 F. 250-752-1668 Public Gallery THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC T. 250-752-6133 The arts centre provides rewarding opportunities to enjoy, learn and experience art with three galleries offering a pleasant venue for appreciating and purchasing distinctive works. Artist studios are open to visitors. Creations by artisans are available in the gift shop. Gallery concerts on Sundays. Mon noon - 4:30 pm; Tues - Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (Summer only: Sun noon - 4 pm). SALMON ARM Commercial Gallery TEYJAH’S ART DEN 825 Lakeshore Dr SW Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4 T. 250-833-0907 F. 250-833-0907 Public Gallery SAGA PUBLIC ART GALLERY 70 Hudson Ave NE, PO Box 1543 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6 T. 250-832-1170 F. 250-832-6807

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PEGASUS GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART Mouat’s Mall, 1-104 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-2421 F. 250-537-5590 Established in 1972, Pegasus offers investmentquality historical Canadian art including The Group of Seven, Robert Pilot, WJ Phillips, Sybil Andrews, The Beaver Hall Group and Cornelius Krieghoff. They also represent fine contemporary painters and sculptors as well as rare Northwest Coast Native art and baskets. Summer: Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm; Winter: Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun, Mon by appt. 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 SECHELT Public Gallery SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 5714 Medusa, Box 1565, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 T. 604-885-5412 F. 604-885-6192 SIDNEY, BC Commercial Galleries LAROCHE GALLERY 204-2527 Beacon Ave Sidney, BC V8L 1Y1 T. 250-655-8278

SUMMERLAND, BC Public Gallery SUMMERLAND ART GALLERY 9533 Main St, Box 1217 Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0 T. 250-494-4494 F. 250-494-0055 TERRACE Commercial Galleries 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 Toll Free: 800-663-0669 GREATER VANCOUVER Artist-run Galleries ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 206 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 T. 604-689-2907

NEW LOCATION Monica Reyes has new quarters for her Back Gallery Project in Gastown at 306 Abbott. ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912 GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196 GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073

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.

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

VILLAGE GALLERY 2459 Beacon Ave Sidney, BC V8L 1X7 T. 250-656-3633 F. 250-656-3601

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

OR GALLERY 555 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R1 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302

Commercial Galleries APPLETON GALLERIES 1451 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8 T. 604-685-1715 F. 604-685-1721 ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 ART 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 more than 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. AUTUMN BROOK GALLERY 1545 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1L6 T. 604-737-2363 AYDEN GALLERY 88 W Pender St, Tinseltown Mall, 2nd Flr Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-891-4310 BACK GALLERY PROJECT Buzz #10 - 306 Abbott St Vancouver, BC V6B 2K9 T. 778-918-4925 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 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 distinctive sculpture, the gallery serves both private and corporate collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. BLANKET CONTEMPORARY ART INC 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-709-6100 BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 BUSCHLEN MOWATT GALLERY 1445 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2T3 T. 604-682-1234 F. 604-682-6004








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Art Works Gallery Asian Centre Belkin Art Gallery Jenkins Showler Gallery LindaLando Fine Art Museum of Anthropology Omega Gallery Peter Ohler Fine Art Richmond Art Gallery Sidney & Gertrude Zach Gallery White Rock Gallery Autumn Brook Gallery Lawrence Eng Gallery Aurora Gallery Ayden Gallery Back Gallery Project Bau-Xi Gallery Winsor Gallery Bel Art Gallery Bellevue Gallery Buckland Southerst Gallery 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. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. CAFE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 140 East Esplanade North Vancouver, BC V7L 4X9 T. 778-340-3379 An independent, broadly accessible and neighbourly space for art that not only engages the local community and an international audience with a challenging art program which advances pressing cultural discussions, but is also a welcoming environment where friends and neighbours enjoy each other’s company over a fine cup of coffee or tea. Mon to Fri 7 am - 6 pm, Thur and Fri till 10 pm; Sat 9 am - 10 pm, Sun 10 am - 6 pm.

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Ferry Building Gallery Lions Bay Art Gallery Pemberton Studios Presentation House Gallery Seymour Art Gallery Silk Purse Gallery Spirit Gallery Sun Spirit Gallery West Vancouver Museum Blanket Gallery The IronWorks Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Catriona Jeffries Gallery Elliott Louis Gallery Centre A Chali-Rosso Gallery Ian Tan Gallery Charles H. Scott Gallery Crafthouse Gallery Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery 19 Eagle Spirit Gallery

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 COASTAL PEOPLES FINE ARTS GALLERY YALETOWN & GASTOWN 1024 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248

19 Federation Gallery 19 Granville Island Gallery 19 Malaspina Printmakers Gallery 19 New-Small & Sterling Glass 19 Wood Co-op 20 Coastal Peoples Gastown 20 Marion Scott Gallery 20 Mooncruise Gallery 21 Coastal Peoples Yaletown 21 Modpod Gallery 21 Numen Gallery 22 Contemporary Art Gallery 23 Diane Farris Gallery 23 Douglas Reynolds Gallery 23 Equinox Gallery 23 Marilyn S. Mylrea Gallery 23 Monte Clark Gallery 24 Dorian Rae Collection 25 Doctor Vigari Gallery 26 Douglas Udell Gallery 26 Elissa Cristall Galleries

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Heffel Gallery La Galerie du Centre On The Rise Collective Petley Jones Gallery Edzerza Gallery Lattimer Gallery Exposure Gallery Gallery Jones Gallery Gachet Jeffrey Boone Gallery grunt Gallery Harrison Galleries Havana Gallery Helen Pitt Gallery Hill’s Native Art Hodnett Fine Art Howe Street Gallery Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Jacana Gallery Kurbatoff Art Gallery JEM Gallery Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

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. DOCTOR VIGARI GALLERY 1312 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6 T. 604-255-9513 DORIAN RAE COLLECTION 410 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5 T. 604-874-6100

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Joyce Williams Gallery Leighdon Gallery Little Mountain Gallery Monny’s Gallery Or Gallery Pendulum Gallery Rendez-Vous Art Gallery Republic Gallery Robert Held Gallery Spirit Wrestler Gallery Trunk Gallery Uno Langmann Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver East Cultural Centre Gallery 56 Westbridge Fine Art 57 Western Front Gallery

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

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Toll Free: 888-801-5277 EDZERZA GALLERY 1536 W 2 Ave (Waterfall Building) Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-731-4874 Owned by First Nations artist Alano Edzerza, the gallery is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art from the Pacific Northwest. Featuring original canvases, limited edition prints, unique glass sculpture, masks and drums. Edzerza Gallery is situated in Arthur Erickson’s world-renowned Waterfall Building. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm, Mon by appt. ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2243 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611 ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 258 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 Recently moved, 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 “in-house” art consultations and an art rental program available to private and corporate clients and the entertainment industry. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm or by appointment. EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464 EXPOSURE GALLERY 754 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1X9 T. 604-688-9501 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 JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 The gallery represents established and emerging Canadian and international artists in the mediums of painting, sculpture and photography. Exhibitions change monthly. Tues - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. GALLERY OF BC CERAMICS 1359 Cartwright St, Granville Island Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7 T. 604-669-3606 HARRISON GALLERIES 901 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6 T. 604-732-5217 F. 604-732-0911 HAVANA GALLERY 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 T. 604-253-9119 F. 604-253-9181 HEFFEL GALLERY LTD 2247 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-6505 F. 604-732-4245 HILL’S NATIVE ART 165 Water St (Gastown), Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7 T. 604-685-4249 F. 604-637-0098

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HODNETT FINE ART 320-1000 Parker St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2H2 T. 604-876-7606 F. 604-876-0166 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 JEFFREY BOONE GALLERY 140 - 1 East Cordova St., Vancouver, BC V6A 4H3 T. 604-838-6816 JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445 Toll Free: 888-872-3107 Established in 1990, and representing the work of over 40 Canadian artists ó- from emerging local talent to internationally respected painters including Toni Onley, Toller Cranston, and Robert Genn ó- Jenkins Showler Gallery offers a diverse selection of original art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY 1070 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964 JOYCE WILLIAMS GALLERY 114-1118 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L5 T. 604-688-7434 KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444

NEW GALLERY Nyree Hambleton recently opened her self-named gallery at 2652 Arbutus St in Vancouver. 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. LAWRENCE ENG GALLERY 1531 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 16 T. 604-730-2875 F. 604-730-2870 LEIGHDON STUDIO GALLERY 190 West 3 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E9 T. 604-875-0029 The gallery is dedicated to promoting artists of British Columbia working in a variety of media. Group shows change monthly. Submission guidelines are available on their website. They also offer a variety of workshops and act as an Art Trading Card centre. Tues to Sat 10 am - 2 pm. 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 Lions Bay Centre, Unit E, 350 Centre Rd, Box 396 Lions Bay, BC V0N 2E0 T. 604-921-7865 F. 604-921-7865 Lions Bay Art Gallery features a beautiful selection of BC landscapes from the work of both established and emerging artists. The gallery is only a half hour from downtown Vancouver on a spectacular scenic drive — just 7 minutes past Horseshoe Bay on the Squamish/Whistler Hwy. Their website offers a tour of works from all the artists they represent. Open daily. 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. 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. MONTE CLARK GALLERY 2339 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-730-5000 F. 604-730-5050 MOONCRUISE* GALLERY 235 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E5 T. 604-685-9575 NEW-SMALL & STERLING GLASS STUDIO 1440 Old Bridge Rd (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-681-6730 F. 604-681-6747 NUMEN GALLERY 120-1058 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-630-6927 NYREE HAZELTON ARTS 2652 Arbutus St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5L8 T. 604-813-7847 www, Featuring both contemporary and historical Cana-

dian art, the gallery represents emerging young artists from Canada and internationally. Owner Nyree Hazelton is a qualified consultant who advises clients on art as investment. Historical works range from pieces by the Group of Seven to Quebec contemporaries. The gallery space is available for special events. OMEGA GALLERY 4290 Dunbar St (at 27 Ave) Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 T. 604-732-6778 F. 604-732-6898 The gallery is known for its diverse selection of quality original art, exhibiting the works of both rising and well-established artists — with contemporary as well as historical Canadian works. The custom framing department offers only conservation material with an exceptional selection of mouldings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. ON THE RISE ARTIST COLLECTIVE 2231 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 PETER OHLER FINE ART 2095 W 44 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 2G1 T. 604-263-9051 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 - 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 REPUBLIC GALLERY 732 Richards St, Third Floor Vancouver, BC V6B 3A1 T. 604-632-1590 F. 604-632-1580 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. 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 SPIRIT GALLERY 6408 Bay St, (Horseshoe Bay) West Vancouver, BC V7W 2H1 T. 604-921-8974 F. 604-921-8972 SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 47 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116 SUN SPIRIT GALLERY 2444 Marine Dr (Dundarave) West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L1 T. 778-279-5052 Sun Spirit Gallery is proud to offer a superior collection of West Coast Native Art from renowned artists and emerging artists alike. The blend of contemporary and traditional work includes fine gold and silver jewellery, unique furniture and home accents, fine art prints, glass work and hand-carved masks and bentwood boxes. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 5 pm; Fri, Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

TRUNK GALLERY 1755 West Third Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-739-0800 F. 604-669-0829 UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 800-730-8825 VAN DOP GALLERY 421 Richmond St, New Westminster, BC V3L 4C4 T. 604-521-7887 F. 604-293-6625 Toll Free: 888-981-9886 WESTBRIDGE FINE ART 1737 Fir St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5J9 T. 604-736-1014 F. 604-734-4944 WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 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 Cooperative Galleries AURORA GALLERY 2035-88 W Pender St, Tinsel Town Mall Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-889-4057 CIRCLE CRAFT GALLERY 1-1666 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-669-8021 F. 604-669-8585

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. PEMBERTON STUDIOS 6-1583 Pemberton Ave North Vancouver, BC V7P 2S4 T. 604-454-1475 WOOD CO-OP 1592 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-408-2553 F. 604-408-2553 Toll Free: 877-966-3500 Public Galleries AMELIA DOUGLAS ART GALLERY 700 Royal Ave, PO Box 2503 New Westminster, BC V3L 5B2 T. 604-527-5723 html ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T. 604-927-6550 F. 604-927-6559 Art+Gallery/default.htm ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 htm BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3 T. 604-682-3455 F. 604-682-3310

DAVID A. HAUGHTON Paintings of the Sea October 1-24, 2009 View paintings at Mon-Sat 12-5pm 110 S. Washington St Seattle, WA 98104-2522 206-624-9336

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BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-297-4414 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 CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710

CRAFTHOUSE GALLERY 1386 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 T. 604-687-7270 F. 604-687-6711

FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave, Ambleside Landing West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C2 T. 604-925-7290 F. 604-925-5913

DUNDARAVE PRINT WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 1640 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-689-1650

JAPANESE CANADIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 6688 Southoaks Cr, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7 T. 604-777-7000

GRANVILLE ISLAND GALLERY 1494-4 Old Bridge St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-725-7515

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

LITTLE MOUNTAIN STUDIOS 195 E 26 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 2K4

MAPLE RIDGE ART GALLERY 11944 Haney Place - in The ACT

Nocturne – Cypress Mountain III (2009)

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

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Nocturne – Foggy Night/Spanish Banks II, View from Brock House (2009)

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

Deborah Worsfold Wilt, Gilt and Promise, acrylic on paper, 30” x 22”

Jan Crawford Autumn Still Life II, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 30”

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Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1 T. 604-467-5855 MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 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 PLACE DES ARTS 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2 T. 604-664-1636 F. 604-664-1658 PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 T. 604-986-1351 F. 604-986-5380

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Community Arts Council Dales Gallery Deluge Gallery Eagle Feather Gallery Eclectic Gallery Fifty Fifty Arts Collective Gallery at Mattick’s Farm

RICHMOND ART GALLERY 180-7700 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 T. 604-247-8300 F. 604-247-8301 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.

GALLERY RE-OPENS The Gallery at "The Cultch" (VECC) re-opens with a show at the beginning of September after the Centre was closed several months for renovations. SEYMOUR ART GALLERY 4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2 T. 604-924-1378 F. 604-924-3786 Established in 1985, the gallery is a non-profit, public community gallery which presents an average of 13 art exhibitions annually — featuring a wide range of media and works by local, national and international artists and groups. Treasure Cove Gift Shop offers unique gifts by local artists. Sec-

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ond satellite location at Lonsdale Quay. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY 950 West 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7 T. 604-257-5111 F. 604-257-5119 SILK PURSE GALLERY 1570 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1A1 T. 604-975-7292 F. 604-922-8294 SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY GALLERY 8888 University Dr, AQ 3004 Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029

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Royal BC Museum Slide Room Gallery View Art Gallery West End Gallery Winchester Broad Winchester Humboldt Winchester Oak Bay 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. 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

SURREY ART GALLERY 13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1 T. 604-501-5566 F. 604-501-5581 TECK GALLERY (SFU VANCOUVER CAMPUS) 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029 VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086

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 Located in Killiney on the west side of Okanagan Lake, this contemporary art 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 May 1 to October 15. 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 GREATER VICTORIA 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 Founded in September 1972 as a non-profit artistrun centre, Open Space supports professional artists — notably young and emerging — who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to media, art, music and performance. It reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across Canada and beyond. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.

GALLERY EXPANSION The ground floor of Studio 16 1/2 on Fan Tan Alley has become the Boucherat Gallery under the same ownership and direction. 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. ARTEVO - VICTORIA 616 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 3V2 T. 250-389-1699 Toll Free: 888-389-1699 More than an art company, Artevo is a technologydriven, marketing company offering all categories of artworks, from high-end decorative to fine and collectable artworks, which are sourced through a worldwide network of accredited agents. Also located in Calgary, Artevo strives to present artists with the best chance of commercial success on the world stage. 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. BOUCHERAT GALLERY 16 Fan Tan Alley Victoria, BC V8W 1W3 T. 250-595-6709

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.

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DALES GALLERY 537 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R3 T. 250-383-1552 EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328 ECLECTIC GALLERY 2170 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1E9 T. 250-590-8095 Specializing in original contemporary fine art paintings, sculpture, photography and jewellery, this welcoming light-filled gallery is known for its vibrant selection of local and regional art. It offers rotating art exhibitions of excellent quality at its easily-accessible location in the heart of Oak Bay Village. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. LUZ GALLERY + WORKSHOPS 977A Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V 3K3 T. 250-882-4169 F. 250-294-8964 Founded by Canadian photographer, Quinton Gordon, Luz Gallery is a place for creative thought dedicated to the promotion of fine contemporary photography across genres from documentary to conceptual fine art by both emerging and established Canadian and international artists, as well as hosting local juried exhibitions and feature shows. Opening September 2009. MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919

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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; wood and lino cuts by Eleanor Kobley; oil pastels by Robert Chouinard. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

NEW GALLERIES Victoria recently welcomed the opening of Luz Gallery and Polychrome Fine Arts, both on Fort St. MERCURIO GALLERY 602 Courtney St, Victoria, BC V8W 1B6 T. 250-388-5158 The intimate space offers local excellence in paintings and prints, fine ceramics and jewellery, vintage pottery and small sculpture, often including classic Inuit pieces. Also featuring paintings and work in other media by the well-known Limners group, formed among Victoria artists in the 1970s. Mon to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm. MORRIS GALLERY 428 Burnside Rd E (on Alpha) Victoria, BC V8T 2X1 T. 250-388-6652 F. 250-386-6612 P.S. GALLERY AT PLACE 3-3690 Shelbourne St, Victoria, BC V8P 4H2 T. 250-381-3488 F. 250-381-3466

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

Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009 75 The gallery, located in Place function + design, offers original contemporary art by established and emerging artists in a design-conscious home dÈcor setting. The directors are guided by a strong belief in great design, carefully chosen materials and quality craftsmanship — whether art or thoughtfully-designed furniture and accessories. Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. POLYCHROME FINE ARTS 1113 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V 3K9 T. 250-382-2787 Polychrome Fine Arts is an artist-owned and operated commercial gallery exhibiting an eclectic mix of contemporary and historical works, as well as unique art-related merchandise. Custom picture framing. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon 6 pm. SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE GALLERY 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4 T. 250-642-3421 F. 250-642-6988 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 VIEW ART GALLERY 104-860 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z8 T. 250-213-1162 Located in the Harris Green/New Town neighbourhood of downtown Victoria, this new gallery is a short stroll from the major hotels and downtown shops. The focus of the gallery is contemporary modern abstract paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and new media by distinguished Canadian artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment. 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 two other downtown galleries. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

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Cooperative Galleries COLLECTIVE WORKS GALLERY 1311 Gladstone Ave, Box 5079 Victoria, BC V8R 6N3 T. 250-590-1345 Collectors will find contemporary fine art by emerging and established professional artists. This nonprofit artist association works for the support of its collective members, as well as for promotion of visual art in the community at large. Tues to Thurs 11 am - 6 pm; Fri, Sat 11 am - 8 pm; Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. GALLERY OF ARTISANS 811 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H6 T. 250-380-9505 GOWARD HOUSE 2495 Arbutus Rd, Victoria, BC V8N 1V9 T. 250-477-4401 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. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm. COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA G6-1001 Douglas St Victoria, BC V8W 2C5 T. 250-381-2787 F. 250-383-9155 DELUGE CONTEMPORARY ART 636 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L3 T. 250-385-3327 LEGACY GALLERY AND CAFÈ 630 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-381-7670 Recently opened, the gallery features works from the collection of the University of Victoria, including paintings, drawings and sculptures by some of the best-known artists of the Pacific Northwest, bequeathed by Dr. Michael C. Williams. CafÈ and gift shop. Wed to Sun 10 am - 5:30 pm. 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 The Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery houses a large and varied collection ranging from ancient Chinese artifacts to works by well known contemporary artists. It also hosts as many as 24 exhibits per year, as diverse as their collection, in two gallery locations. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. ROYAL BC MUSEUM 675 Belleville St Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 T. 250-356-7226 F. 250-387-5674 Toll Free: 888-447-7977 The museum was established to explore and preserve British Columbia’s human and natural history, to inspire curiosity and wonder, and to share its story with the world. Of particular note is the permanent First Peoples Gallery, which includes weaving, carved wooden boxes, totem poles, shaman figures, an extensive collection of Haida argillite carvings and almost 100 ceremonial masks from all over the Northwest Coast. Daily 9 am - 5 pm. SLIDE ROOM GALLERY 2549 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8T 4E1 T. 250-380-3500



Commercial Galleries ADELE CAMPBELL FINE ART GALLERY 114 - 4293 Mountain Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-0887 F. 604-938-1887

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 giclée printing, photo restoration, certified custom conservation framing. Mon, Thur to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

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 PATH GALLERY 122-4338 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-932-7570 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 Galleries SCOTIA CREEK GALLERY, MILLENNIUM PLACE 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-8410 F. 604-935-8413 SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B0 T. 866-441-7522

MANITOBA GALLERIES BRANDON 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. GLEN P SUTHERLAND GALLERY 2021 Victoria Ave, Brandon University Brandon, MB T. 204-727-9750 Departments/Aboriginal/places/artworks.asp CHURCHILL Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES Box 336, 174 Kelsey Blvd Churchill, MB R0B 0E0 T. 204-675-2681 F. 204-675-2236

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE Public Gallery PORTAGE & DISTRICT ARTS CENTRE GALLERY & GIFT SHOP 11 2 St NE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 T. 204-239-6029 The gallery features a new exhibition or installation each month, showcasing works from Manitoba and across the country. The gift shop offers art supplies as well as a mix of original art including pottery, photography, stained glass and paintings by local and regional artists. Located within the William Glesby Centre. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. 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 URBAN SHAMAN 203 - 290 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-2674 F. 204-944-9577 VIDEO POOL MEDIA ARTS CENTRE 300-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-949-9134 F. 204-942-1555 Commercial Galleries BAYAT INUIT GALLERY 163 Stafford St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2W9 T. 204-475-5873 F. 204-284-1481 Toll Free: 888-884-6948 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. CRE8ERY GALLERY 2-125 Adelaide St (cor William) Winnipeg, MB R3A 0W4 T. 204-510-1623 GALLERY 803 803 Erin St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 2W2 T. 204-489-0872 Toll Free: 866-352-6763

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Urban Shaman Adelaide McDermot Gallery Bayat Inuit Gallery Birchwood Art Gallery Cre8ery Gallery Gallery 803 Gallery 1C03 Gallery Lacosse GALLERY LACOSSE 169 Lilac St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S1 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. Up-to-date website highlights artists, events and promotions. Tues to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. KEN SEGAL GALLERY 531 Osborne St, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2B2 T. 204-477-4527 Recently relocated to south Osborne, 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





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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

Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. 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. NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 603 Corydon, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0P3

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T. 204-478-7233 F. 204-475-7539 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. 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

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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 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

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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. 204-479-4551 GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134 GALLERY ONE ONE ONE Main Floor, Fitzgerald Building, School of Art, UofM Fort Garry Campus Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 F. 204-474-7605 LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 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 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 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


Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 Established in 2005, and located one hour south of Moose Jaw, the gallery houses the founder’s diverse private collection of Canadian and international paintings, sculptures and artifacts including several Group of Seven pieces. Periodic recitals, readings, lectures and touring exhibits. Tea room facilities. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, closed public holidays and holiday weekends unless otherwise posted. ESTEVAN Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 This public gallery offers a free exchange of ideas and perspectives to reflect the rapidly expanding social and cultural diversity. With the collaboration of provincial and national institutions, the gallery seeks to make contemporary art accessible, meaningful, and vital to diverse audiences of all ages. Tues to Fri 8:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 1 pm - 4 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, 409 3 Ave N, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221 MELVILLE Public Gallery GALLERY WORKS AND THE 3RD DIMENSION 800 Prince Edward St PO Box 309 Melville, SK S0A 2P0 T. 306-728-4494 MOOSE JAW Commercial Galleries CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHICS 134 Main Street N Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 3J7 T. 306-692-4449 YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1 T. 306-693-7600 F. 306-693-7602 Showcasing the award-winning works of Yvette Moore, her gallery features her original artwork, limited edition prints, framed artcards and art plaques along with the works of over 70 other artisans, shown amid the copper grandeur of the former 1910 Land Titles Office. Food service. Corner Fairford and 1 Ave. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun (Late May - Dec) noon - 4 pm. Public Gallery MOOSE JAW MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Crescent Park, 461 Langdon Crescent Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0X6 T. 306-692-4471 F. 306-694-8016 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



Public Gallery SHURNIAK ART GALLERY 122 3 Ave W, PO Box 1178

Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF PRINCE ALBERT 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8

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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. 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. 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. 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 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 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. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur and Fri until 9 pm; Sun and hol 11 am - 5:30 pm. SASKATOON Artist-run Galleries A.K.A. GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-0044 F. 306-652-9924 Supports and encourages dissemination, development and experimentation in contemporary art, covering a wide range of disciplines including visual, performance and media arts. AKA prioritizes work that is non-commercial and strives to find balance in presentation between local and national artists, and between emerging and more established artists. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-5502 F. 306-652-9924 Paved is Saskatoon’s new media arts centre, covering all aspects of lens-based audio-visual production, and electronic art. It is the result of a merger between Video Verite and The Photographers Gallery. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. 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, sculpture, tex-

PACIF’IC GALLERY 702 14 St E Saskatoon, SK S7N 0P7 T. 306-373-0755 F. 306-373-2461 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.

YORKTON Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton, SK S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667




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tiles, jewellery, glass and ceramics. Rotating solo and group shows year-round. Tues to Sat noon - 4 pm or by appointment.

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

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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 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.

WHITEHORSE Commercial Gallery COPPER MOON GALLERY 3 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 Cooperative Gallery YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK COOPERATIVE 3 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 T. 867-393-4848 Public Gallery YUKON ARTS CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY 300 College Dr, PO Box 16 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9 T. 867-667-8485

September 12, 2009 to January 3, 2010

Image: Vernon Ah Kee, ill-like, vinyl text lettering. Image courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery with the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Regina Arts Commission.

MacKenzie Art Gallery | 3475 Albert Street | Regina, SK |

YELLOWKNIFE Commercial Galleries ARCTIC ART GALLERY 26-4910 50 Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5 T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375 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. 867-873-9224 Owned and operated by Arctic Cooperatives Ltd, the gallery features Canada’s largest selection of Inuit and Dene art and crafts. The collection includes Inuit prints and sculpture in stone, antler, bone and ivory along with wall hangings, Dene crafts, apparel and jewellery. Located in the heart of downtown Yellowknife at Franklin Ave and 48 St. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm.

WEYBURN Public Gallery ALLIE GRIFFIN ART GALLERY 45 Bison Ave NE (mail to: 424 10 Ave S) Weyburn, SK S4H 2A1 T. 306-848-3278 F. 306-848-3271

Vernon Ah Kee: Blow Your House In

Music for All Seasons, Oil on Linen Canvas, 30” X 40”

GORDON SNELGROVE GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4 T. 306-966-4208

Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES INUVIK Box 2398, 115 Mackenzie Rd, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 T. 867-777-2786 F. 867-777-4430

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

The Art of Val Moker 306.584.5835

Autumn Bliss, Diptych, Acrylic on Linen Canvas, 40” X 40”

Public Galleries DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE University of Saskatchewan, 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8 T. 306-966-8384

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ARTIST STUDIOS/ EVENTS ARTIST STUDIOS FOURBYFIVE GALLERY OF PHOTGRAPHY -- PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE SPEER Calgary, AB T. 403-263-1515 Specializing in urban and rural landscape photography, Steve’s elegantly composed images exhibit a strong sense of design and balance. His work hangs in many private homes and corporate offices in Canada and the US. He is currently working on long-term projects focusing on images of southern Alberta and a book on rural China. Updates and samples on his website. IRMA SOLTONOVICH URBANART STUDIO Victoria, BC T. 250-812-2705 This Victoria artist specializes in abstract landscapes and seascapes. She welcomes commissions. Irma also offers art classes for both teens and adults at Art School Victoria (website of same name). For more information contact her directly and arrange to visit her home studio. JAN CRAWFORD Vancouver, BC Jan Crawford is a Vancouver-based painter but her themes of landscape and issues about environmental preservation and conservation originated with her Okanagan childhood. Jan’s large colourful monotypes (printed at Malaspina printmakers) reflect and explore identity defined by the environment and specific landscape. Her latest exhibitions speak to an essential vision to sustain the natural environment. 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 way. Paintings can be done from photos or a session arranged at the studio. 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. THE DIVERSE ART OF VAL MOKER 100 McKee Crescent, Regina, SK S4S 5N6 T. 306-584-5835 Val Moker’s diverse oil and acrylic paintings display human interest, cultural and nature scenes that evoke strong emotion. As an international artist, her citations include the Academy of Western Artist’s Will Rogers Medallion Award, the Canadian Portrait Academy’s Peoples’ Choice Award and the Calgary Stampede Western Art Showcase’s Best New Artist Award. VIRGINIA BOULAY - STUDIO Calgary, AB

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T. 403-242-4628 Noted for her spirited desire to connect with the land and the resulting strong and vibrant landscapes, Boulay says the start of every painting finds her deeply engaged with nature. Detailed graphite sketches are developed which later evolve into finished works (primarily acrylic on canvas), in her Calgary home/studio. Originals and giclée reproductions are available and commissions welcome.

ART COMPETITIONS 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: April 1, 2010. Download guidelines and application forms from the internet or call for further information. (For tollfree access dial 310-0000.)

ART SHOWS ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS TRAVELLING EXHIBITION PROGRAM Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Calgary, Medic, AB T. 403-504-8586 pdf Through four regional coordinators, TREX presents the work of Alberta artists in exhibitions designed to be affordable experiences at only $60.00 per booking -- including the costs of insurance and shipping and exhibition interpretation, plus educational and promotional materials. The exhibitions tour Alberta communities and are adaptable to schools, libraries, small museums and other community facilities. 16TH ANNUAL ART FOR LIFE FINE ART AUCTION Vancouver, BC The 16th Annual ART FOR LIFE fine art auction, on November 14, 2009 at the Rocky Mountaineer Station, features works by premiere contemporary and fine artists. All proceeds benefit the Vancouver Friends For Life Society, a non-profit wellness centre providing free complementary and alternative therapies for people living with life-threatening illnesses such as HIV and cancer. Tickets and information on website. CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL ARTIST DAY - OCTOBER 25 A special day for all artists held annually on October 25, to honour contributions artists have made to societies worldwide. Take and artist to lunch, visit a studio, hold an exhibition. Email events for posting on website. All artists and supporters are requested to provide reciprocal links from their sites. EXHIBITION OF UNHERALDED ARTISTS OF BC -- NOV 21 -28, 2009 Mahon Hall, 114 Rainbow Rd Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-538-7448 A Mother Tongue Publishing production. Daily 10 am - 5 pm.<br> Book Launch for “The Life & Art of Frank Molnar, Jack Hardman & LeRoy Jensen” by Eve Lazarus, Claudia Cornwall & Wendy Newbold Patterson on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm in Mahon Hall. SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW OCTOBER 16-18, 2009 Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney, BC T. 250-656-7412 The 7th annual Sidney Fine Art Show takes place October 16-18, 2009 in beautiful Sidney by the Sea. This juried show offers an exhibition that is always fresh, exciting and diverse. Since work is available for sale, this is a must for collectors. Visit website for details.

ART TOURS 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 April 18 and 19, 2009; October 17 and 18, 2009 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 eight 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.

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARTISTS' REPRESENTATIVE EMOTESART T. 204-294-6324 Winnipeg, MB Representing select contemporary Canadian artists including Shirley Elias and Alexus.

ART AUCTIONS HODGINS ART AUCTIONS LTD 5240 1A St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J1 T. 403-252-4362 F. 403-259-3682 Hodgins is one of western Canada’s largest and longest running auction companies dedicated to quality fine art. They hold catalogued auctions of Canadian and international fine art every May and November. In addition, appraisal services are offered for estate settlement, insurance, matrimonial division and other purposes. Individual and corporate consignments of artworks for sale are always welcome. LANDO ART AUCTIONS 11130 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 F. 780-990-1153 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.

ART CRATING VEVEX CORPORATION 955 East Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R9 T. 604-254-1002 F. 604-677-5709 Vevex produces made-to-order crates for shipping and storing fine art. Computer-generated estimates and engineered manufacturing ensure fast quotes and prompt delivery. A range of designs offers choice for commercial, collector and institutional needs. Certified for worldwide export. Supplier of museum-quality crates to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

ART FRAMING 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 GALLERY SOFTWARE 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.

ART INSTALLATION 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. 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.

ART LESSONS LEADING EDGE ART WORKSHOPS 28-1911 Spiller Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4G5 T. 403-233-7389 Learn and develop your creative talents through instruction by renowned professional artists from Canada and USA. Workshops for all levels, in all mediums, watercolour, acrylic, oil, mixed media, creativity, drawing. Workshops are two to five days; February to November; good studio space with great light; in Calgary and Winnipeg. Original art available online.

ART STORAGE/APPRAISALS 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.

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

ART REPRODUCTION ART-MASTERS.NET 1608 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1M5 T. 403-229-2953 Specializing in professional, archival, custom giclÈe printing for more than 12 years with complete inhouse service, they cater to over 300 discriminating artists, galleries, and art publishers locally and around the world. Expertise in colour correction creates the rich colours, textures and high definition of original artwork, and printing is done with special UV inhibiting inks and varnishes.

ARTIST RETREATS 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.

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

ART SUPPLIES 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.

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 TODOROVIC 110-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-450-1917 Strategically located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Studio Todorovic carries a selection of artistgrade materials. Brands carried are Golden Acrylics & Mediums, M.Graham Oils & Watercolours, Lyra, Speedball, Local Organic Beeswax, Gotrick Canvas and more. Student discounts with ID. Store will price-match local shops only. Mon - Fri 10 am to 6 pm, Sat 11 am to 6 pm. SWINTON’S ART SUPPLIES 7160 Fisher St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0W5 T. 403-258-3500 Large selection of art materials and hard-to-find supplies. Special orders welcome. Free delivery in the Calgary area for bulk orders. Full custom framing shop and complete restoration services. Swinton’s Art Instruction classes, art books and magazines. Sign up for regular newsletter mailing. 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.

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.

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.

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.

STUART COWEN PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 11148 81 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 0S5 T. 780-431-0151 This chartered accounting, management consulting and business advisory practice has been a proud supporter of the arts in Alberta since it was established in 1978. The staff of five provides full service support to professional and business clients, individual artists, arts organizations and the not-for-profit community -- as well as advising new ventures and start-ups. Contact Stuart or Darlene to review your needs.

MONA LISA ARTISTS’ MATERIALS 1518 7 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1A7 T. 403-228-3618

ALLWEST INSURANCE SERVICES LTD 203-1807 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3G9 T. 604-730-7389 F. 604-731-9210 Allwest Insurance is passionate about art. Their knowledgeable brokers have negotiated with major insurance companies to provide art galleries, dealers, and art and wine collectors with favourable and competitive insurance packages. They provide valuation based on the ‘selling price’ of the artwork, even for contemporary artwork. Call art specialist Lisa Gardner for a free quotation.

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Jack Lee McLean, Douglas Lake Ranch, Grassy Hills, oil on canvas, c.1975, 20" X 28".

Jack Lee McLean may not be a household name in the contemporary Western Canadian visual arts community, but he created more than 1500 paintings during his lifetime. His work has been criticized as too illustrative, formulaic and sentimental, though it reflects the ranching culture of the mid 20th century — the solitary life of the cowboy and his horse. Despite the sentimentality, to those who know and understand ranch life, McLean’s paintings are an honest interpretation of the relationship between man, horse and land. The titles of his paintings evoke a place and time — “Scouting the Pass,” “Trapper’s Pass,” “Cold Journey,” “Chasing Wild Mustangs”, “Heading Out” — that gets into the heart of the popular image of the west. Born in Vancouver in 1924, McLean received his training at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design). He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he continued to develop his skills as a painter and muralist. In 1942/43 he created his most ambitious work, a 60-foot-long, 10-foot-high mural depicting Canada from coast-to-coast, which he painted on the side of the Mess Hall at the then-new military airport in Tofino, B.C. McLean’s biggest benefactor was Charles N. “Chunky” Woodward, of the Woodwards department store. Beginning in the early 1960s, Woodward invited McLean to spend time at his Douglas Lake Ranch near Merritt, B.C. It was the largest cattle ranch in Canada, with more than 500,000 acres of undisturbed land. Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna has several examples of McLean’s work, including works from the Merritt visits. Hambleton owner Stewart Turcotte recently acquired an early piece titled “Douglas Lake Ranch, Grassy Hills” 82 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2009

that is representative of the fine detail work of McLean’s earlier paintings. “You can almost make out the stitches in the denim jacket,” Turcotte says. McLean’s rider faces away from the viewer, looking out over a vast expanse of grassland — no trees, no cattle, and no mountains. In the foreground, the artist has captured the whispers of grass, fading off into the distance with a technique that approaches pointillism. McLean describes the peaceful link between man and nature, man and animal, the patterns and rhythms of the land in a loose, realistic manner, his signature style. The painting was recently sold to a man who had been a summer employee at the Douglas Lake Ranch in the late 60s and 70s. He remembers McLean being invited by Woodward to paint at the ranch. “This painting absolutely captures the essence of the interior grasslands, the horse and the rider,” he says. He bought it because it reminded him how much he loved the lifestyle and of the ranch he knew in his youth. The new owner also thinks he recognizes the cowboy in the painting — most likely Mike Ferguson. “Mike was always an exceptionally good friend and was often featured when an artist painted at Douglas Lake,” he recalls. “I was delighted to find this piece, which so vividly represents my recollections of a time and place in my life.” Later in life, McLean moved to Driggs, Idaho. He had developed a much greater following in the United States than he had in Canada. The move also gave him the opportunity to pursue his other passion — skiing the Teton Mountains. McLean died in 2003, after a day of skiing the Tetons with friends. He returned to their home and passed away peacefully in his favourite chair later that day — a fitting exit for a man who loved the outdoors. — Richard White





1. Carl Rungius OVIS DALLI RAMS, SOUTH NAHANNI, NWT; ca. 1945 24 x 32 in. Estimate $250000/350000 Spring 2009 Sold at $431,250 2. Roland Gissing MOUNT MURCHISON 34 x 44 in. Estimate $9000/12000 Spring 2009 Sold at $16,100 3. W.J. Phillips CANMORE; 1947 3.75 x 5 in. Estimate $800/1200 Spring 2009 Sold at $ 4,140 4. Margaret Shelton FISHING ON THE BOW, 1945 5 x 6 in. Estimate $600/800 Spring 2009 Sold at $ 2,760

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