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the figure Prior to opening Keystone Gallery I often hosted large-scale group exhibitions of figurative work at my previous gallery. Over the years each one seemed to get larger. In fact, for the last show the gallery was stacked floor to ceiling with artwork incorporating the human figure – by local, national and international artists ranging from emerging to the established. At Keystone I’m pleased to renew that tradition. We see figure drawing and painting as integral to artistic development and try to encourage it as much as possible. Here are a few examples of what you might expect to see in our first figurative show at Keystone in November: Mychael Barratt

Margaret Isobel Wright

Mychael Barratt studied both in Winnipeg and at NSCAD in Halifax before continuing his studies in the UK. His prints contain humour and draw from sources as disparate as art history, literature, architecture, pop culture and music. This print references both Marc Chagall and the recently completed Sir Norman Foster building affectionately called “The Gherkin” and other landmarks in London. A new textbook entitled Intaglio Printmaking written by Mychael will be released this fall.

Margaret Wright was a Scottish artist and graduate (around 1910) of the prestigious Glasgow School of Art. She obviously was aware of the Impressionists in France, and may have studied with some of them. This charming painting, dated prior to 1935, of a nanny and children in a garden overlooking a loch shows that French influence, and bears an affinity to the Scottish Colourists.


Claude Girard In a Garden, Kyles of Bute

Claude Girard is a graduate of Bishop’s University in Quebec. In addition to this show we will be presenting a solo exhibition of Claude’s beautiful landscape-based work for First Thursday in October. Although a painting, this piece and other works by the artist show an immediacy in the use of the line, which is usually reserved for drawings. The paintings draw on sources ranging from pure abstraction, Oriental scroll paintings, the Group of Seven and Nordic Symbolist landscape paintings of the 1800s.

Love over London

Ron (Gyo-Zo) Spickett Ron Spickett was a very influential instructor in Calgary both at the Art College and the University. Trained at both ACAD and in Mexico, he was in many ways far ahead of his time and deserves to be more recognized. In this work dating from 1979 we see the influences of the Italian Futurists, Mexican Muralists and artists such as Francis Bacon and Willem de Kooning. At the height of his art career, shortly after this painting was completed, he left the art world behind and focused on his Zazen Buddhist practice and took the name Gyo-Zo. Adida Do

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First Impressions

Win Place Show

Previews and Profiles

In the ever-growing world of fine art competitions, what does it mean to make the shortlist? By Heather Ramsay

Homage: Les Manning


News and events from across the region

Luke Lindoe’s Life in Clay

Shows scheduled for the summer season


Calgary gallerist Virginia Christopher watches over the legacy of this southwestern Alberta iconoclast By Jill Sawyer

Creating abstract, sculptural forms that evoke Alberta landscapes, this artist and mentor has taken Canadian ceramics to the world By Katherine Wasiak


40 Exhibition Reviews Exclusive reviews of recent shows throughout Western Canada

Northern Light Photographer David Burdeny documents a grand and endangered landscape By Ann Rosenberg

64 Joined at the HIP Partners and painters, together Dave and Jenn are creating something entirely new By Kay Burns

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Display until December 31, 2008


Ted Godwin, Don Jean-Louis, Luke Lindoe, Les Manning, LeRoy Jensen

475 fine art galleries in the west

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Q & A: ARTS PATRON MICHAEL AUDAIN By day, he’s chairman of Vancouverbased Polygon Homes, but Michael Audain’s real passion is the visual arts. He’s an enthusiastic collector and evidence of his passion for British Columbian artists can be seen on the walls of Polygon’s 9th floor office — paintings by Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun mix with photorealist works by Ian

Wallace, Rodney Graham and Tim Lee. His volunteer commitments include years as a director at the Vancouver Art Gallery — he now chairs their endowment fund. But the stakes rose a notch in 1997 when he started a family trust fund, the Audain Foundation for Visual Arts. As of early 2008, he’d given more than $10 million of his personal

fortune to the arts, including the annual Audain Award for Visual Arts, a $30,000 cash prize given every year to honour the lifetime achievement of a B.C. artist. He believes in the value of the visual arts, but shies away from being called a philanthropist. It’s too grandiose, he says. Galleries West sat down with him to find out where his commitment comes from.

Why are the arts, in general, important to you?

One way of measuring quality of life in major cities is by looking at access to cultural activities. Without these activities you tend to experience a brain drain. A case in point is Singapore. Ten years ago, the government embarked on a plan to improve the cultural Michael Audain in his boardroom at Polygon Homes. On the wall, 2002 works by Tom Burrows. Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008 19

first impressions infrastructure there. Students used to study abroad and viewed Singapore as a boring town. Now there is always some sort of festival going on. There is a centre for visual arts, orchestras and more — and its all state sponsored.

LEFT: Fenwick Lansdowne, Red Breasted Sapsucker, watercolour, 2008. BELOW: Artist Fenwick Lansdowne.

The visual arts are something I developed an interest in as a teenager and it’s been a major interest in my life. As I get older, I’m able to take more time off from business — my partners allow me to do it — and spend more time focusing on that.

arts has grown. We’re becoming more reliant on private philanthropy, and the challenge for those of us who care about the arts is to convince our fellow citizens that it’s just as important to support culture as health and educational institutions. There are a lot of wealthy people in B.C., they just need to be given the right opportunity to get involved. — Heather Ramsay

What was the experience that drew you to your commitment to the visual arts?


But you tend to focus on visual arts. Why?


I was first interested in art of the Pacific Northwest. When I was 10 years old I met Mungo Martin, who was commissioned to replicate some poles that were rotting away in Thunderbird Park [adjacent to what is now the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria]. He was from Alert Bay. I asked him what he was carving and he said, “What does it look like?” I said “it looks like a face, but I can’t tell if its animal or human.” He put down his tools and talked with me for 15 minutes. He explained that in his tradition, spirits go from one form to another and stories tell of animals becoming men and men transforming into animals. It was one hell of a lesson and I never forgot it. What are your favourites in your own collection? Anything on your wish list?

I don’t talk about my own collection. I will say that whatever Yoshi [his wife] and I have in our personal collection never goes back on the market. It gets donated to the appropriate sources, particularly older Northwest coast pieces. Our interest is in repatriating them to the band they came from, particularly if they have the curatorial facilities. But I feel Northwest coast art belongs in general art galleries as well. For example, I’m interested in the Vancouver Art Gallery acquiring more First Nations art as part of their general collection. How do you decide what projects the Audain Foundation will fund?

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Acclaimed wildlife painter Fenwick Lansdowne, often compared to John James Audubon for his intensely detailed bird studies, died July 26 in Victoria. Born in Hong Kong, he began his artistic career at 19 with a solo show at the Royal Ontario Museum, and went on from there to establish a reputation as the foremost avian artist in the world. One of his most remarkable accomplishments was a 32-print commissioned series called Rare Birds of China, which he worked on for ten years. A member of the Order of Canada, his work was shown at Audubon House in New York, the Smithsonian, and the American Museum of Natural History in Chicago. While Lansdowne was renowned world-wide for his avian prints and paintings, he was also an important member of the creative community close to home, now fondly remembered by artists in Victoria.


them with an emphasis on supporting visual arts in B.C. first, supporting public art galleries and exhibitions. We also support education in visual arts and Aboriginal arts initiatives. Can you comment on the importance of private sector

funding in the arts?

It’s becoming more important because the Canadian government has not expanded their support for the arts over the last 25 years, especially in keeping with how the population has grown and with how the interest in

Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology has moved on to phase two of an ambitious expansion project that will increase its size by 50 per cent by 2010. To do that, the Museum will close its doors until early March of next year. By then, though a portion of the site will still be under construction, most of the Museum’s public spaces will be reopened. The full gala re-opening is planned for January 2010, coinciding with the Cultural Olympiad. Some of the Museum’s public programming will continue off-site during the full closure.

first impressions Dennis Oppenheim's Device to Root Out Evil, on-site in Vancover. Photo: Glenbow Museum.

2006 Originally on loan to the Biennale from the artist, Device is sold at auction to the private, Vancouverbased Benefic Foundation. 2007 The Oppenheim stays longer than the usual 18 months that the Parks Board allows the Biennale due to a Vancouver civic strike. After the strike, the Parks Board consults the public about the forms and locations of the Biennale sculptures. “Some people loved the sculpture, some hated it,” says jil weaving, coordinator of arts and culture for the Vancouver Parks Board. The Board decides that Device could be moved to another park, if its owner paid to move it and re-install it. “They decided to work with the Glenbow Museum in Calgary instead,” Mowatt says. 2008 Device is dismantled and transported to Calgary, creating a flurry of media reports that the work is too controversial for Vancouver and that Calgary is more progressive. “We couldn’t have scripted this any better,” says Jeff Spalding, president and CEO of the Glenbow. “This is one of the top sculptures produced in the last 20 years.” — Beverly Cramp


BLASTED CHURCH: HOW ONE PIECE OF CONTROVERSIAL SCULPTURE GOT FROM THERE TO HERE 1997 Renowned American artist Dennis Oppenheim creates Device to Root Out Evil for the Venice Biennale. The sculpture, shaped like an upside down church, is 25 feet high, 15 feet wide, and 12 feet deep. Device is constructed of galvanized structural steel, anodized perforated aluminum, 22 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008

red Venetian glass and concrete. 2005 Barry Mowatt, founder and president of the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale, brings Device, which has been rejected by public art committees in New York and Stanford University, to Vancouver and installs

it in a temporary park space in the city’s scenic Coal Harbour neighbourhood, as arranged with the Vancouver Parks Board. “We’re all about public spaces, tearing down the walls of the museum and creating engagement and interaction between the public and art,” Mowatt says.

Most recently guest curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Jordan Strom has been appointed interim curator at the Kamloops Art Gallery. An artist, writer, and curator of contemporary art, Strom has taught video art and experimental film at Emily Carr University. Some of his recent projects have included curating a group exhibition about the connection between art and domestic space called Interior of Design at Vancouver’s Republic Gallery, and a collaborative installation at Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

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first impressions TOP LEFT: Deborah Butterfield, Untitled (red), welded found steel, 2008. Courtesy Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle. LOWER LEFT: John Arthur Fraser, Mount Baker from Stave River, n.d. Collection of the Glenbow. LOWER RIGHT: Glenbow president and CEO Jeff Spalding.


September 26 to October 17 in the city’s Capital Art Gallery and at satellite locations such as SNAP Gallery and the University of Alberta. Selected through a combined curatorial process and open juried competition — the jury included Tetsuya Noda from Japan, Belgium’s Maurice Pasternak, and Canadian print artist Davida Kidd, more than 1,200 works were submitted. The point is to present both the art and the technique behind printmaking. Artist Walter Jule, general secretary for the EPI, says that traditional printmaking will be shown 24 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008

alongside contemporary digital techniques, and print-based sculptures, installations, and video projections, book plate miniatures, digital murals, and fabric. Born from the remnants of 2002’s TrueNorth Biennial, EPI 2008 has been growing in momentum, in large part because of Jule. Edmonton, and particularly alumni and faculty of the Fine Arts program at the University of Alberta, have done particularly well in international competitions and awards during the past 30 years. The city’s print community has participated in

international exchanges for decades, but this show will bring together the breadth of contemporary international printmaking into one setting. The EPI jury will award $30,000 in prizes during the show. There are at least 50 print biennials around the world, most of them in Europe, and EPI hopes to fill a gap in North America. “I compare the development of printmaking to weather patterns,” says Jule. “A new movement starts in one place and it flows around the world, partly because of these kinds of shows.” — Amy Fung

It’s no secret that artist and curator Jeff Spalding has a passion for collecting. Over almost two decades as director of the Art Gallery at the University of Lethbridge, he expanded the permanent collection from 212 pieces to more than 15,000 works. Within a month of his appointment as the new president of Calgary’s Glenbow Museum, he attracted over 600 new works, valued at more than $2 million. That work was amassed into a recent, unprecedented three-venue exhibition called The Big Gift: Calgary Celebrates Art From Canadians. Galleries West wondered what Spalding would choose as his own favourite piece from the Glenbow’s permanent collection. “As you know, curators have thousands of children,” he told us. “It’s difficult to choose just one from a collection of over 31,000 works. But I have a special relationship with John Arthur Fraser’s Mount Baker. It is a great piece by Canada’s most significant and accomplished 19th century artist. I love the luminous quality that comes from the honey brown sunset. For me it captures the quietude and introspection of the period. It amazes me that Fraser’s work is so underappreciated. I acquired this piece (for the Glenbow’s collection) in 1981 for almost nothing and was able to acquire two other works from this series for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia a few years ago for less than $5,000 each. In any other country, these national treasures would have been in major public collections years ago.” We also wondered what was on his wish list for the Glenbow’s collection. “What is missing are major works that will really excite and enthuse the public, leading contemporary works of art that matter regionally, nationally

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and internationally,” he said. “My aspiration is to focus on acquiring great works of art by international artists with a link to Calgary, western Canada, and the Northwest quadrant of the continent. Some names that immediately come to mind are Janet Cardiff and George Miller, or Evan Penny and Christian Eckhart and of course Deborah Butterfield. To me, it is a shame that there are so many internationally-acclaimed artists whose careers have begun or been significantly impacted by Calgary, but who are not represented in any public collection in Calgary. — Richard White

SOBEY AWARD GETS RICHER Runners-up for the annual Sobey Art Award will now receive $5,000 in prize money, which makes the Sobey easily one of the richest prizes in Canadian art. The increase is in addition to $50,000 awarded to the winner. Organized in conjunction with Scotiabank and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Sobey Art Foundation shortlists artists from regions across Canada (one criteria is that they have to be under 40), with the help of a curatorial panel. This year, the panel included Gemey Kelly of the Owens Art Gallery in New Brunswick, Nathalie de Blois of the Musee National des

Artist's rendering of Micah Lexier's Half K public sculpture, Calgary.

beaux-arts du Quebec, David Moos of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Anthony Kiendl of Winnipeg’s Plug-In ICA, and Scott Watson of the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery at the University of British Columbia. Shortlisted artists for 2008 include Vancouver photographer and video artist Tim Lee, Winnipeg media artist Daniel Barrow, Mississauga-based mixed media and performance artist Terence Koh, Quebec-based installation artist Raphaëlle de Groot and Moncton, New Brunswick painter Mario Doucette. Work by shortlisted artists is on at the Royal Ontario Museum, where the winner and runnersup will be announced on October 1.

CALGARY NETS $1 MILLION SCULPTURE If expenditure is any indication, Calgary has reached a new high in the realm of public art acquisition. Launched by Torode Development for their downtown condo project Arriva, the $1 million art commission went to Toronto-based conceptual artist Micah Lexier, who has worked on multiple exhibitions and projects in Calgary, and whose new work, called Half K, is large

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Daniel Barrow, Craft Room, mixed media, 2006. Barrow is shortlisted for the 2008 Sobey Art Award.

Vernon, B.C.-based landscape painter Jerry Markham will open a show on November 1 at Calgary’s Webster Galleries that brings together two generations of plein air painting. Markham, who has contributed to landscape painting instructional books and regularly leads plein air workshops, took a group of Calgary high school students into a city park in June to teach them some of the fundamentals of the technique. The idea behind the show, which will include work by the students, is to show the development of a painting, from outdoor studies to finished work.

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and public enough to draw new attention to the city’s recently slumbering art scene. Made of a half-kilometre of painted steel pipe, Half K twists itself on a grand scale around the heritage school building that Torode has incorporated into the condo development. Lexier’s work was selected by a seven-member jury, headed by CEO John Torode, that included Alberta College of Art and Design president Lance Carlson, Calgary artist Chris Cran, and Rene Marcous-Devine, former art program director at Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park.

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A sampling of art and artists exhibiting in the West this season DON JEAN-LOUIS BRITISH COLUMBIA: Silver Works, Sept 19, 2008 to January 4, 2009, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

By Liz Wylie

and painted works dealing with individual drops of water) is intended for visual, aesthetic pleasure in and of itself. Rather, his is an art that nudges us to consider how we see what we see, and how we think, both superficially, and profoundly. His practice is highly disciplined, but strangely the works themselves seem almost provisional, like layers of skin shucked off and discarded as he moves along his path, no longer necessary for him, but left behind for us to ponder. The Silver Works exhibition was co-curated by Lisa Baldissera, of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and Ihor Holubizky, senior curator at the Art Gallery at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, in P.E.I. Ingeniously getting around exorbitant shipping costs, the curators created the show in two portions: the Ontario-based version, which toured within that province, and now this Victoria book-end to that initial project (which includes works not in the Ontario incarnation — for example, three round mirror works from 1969). This version feels like the exhaling of a breath inhaled earlier in Ontario, our own western rendition, awaiting our consideration and contemplation.

Left: Works from Don Jean-Louis’ Silver Works exhibition at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Qualicum Beach, B.C.-based artist Don Jean-Louis has been on his own quirky and individual path of contemplation, research and discovery for decades. Beginning in Toronto in the 1960s as an artist who drew directly from nature (microcosmic close-up studies in graphite of seed pods), Jean-Louis moved into more conceptual, even industrial, areas of work, dealing with coloured light and formed plastics. He was intellectually engaged by the ideas of Buckminster Fuller and communications theories of the time, and they informed his work. Jean-Louis’s exploration of the notion of “silver” in its many connotations and manifestations began in the mid-1980s, stemming from his contemplation of the magic of movies, and the parallel cinema that we all have playing out in our minds. The Silver Works from this period are large-scale painted objects, both canvases and full sheets of plywood. He does not intend these to function or be read as paintings exactly — he was not intent on engaging with any issues, histories or properties of the painting art form. To indicate this, most of these works are installed on the floor, just leaning against the wall, and not hung in the usual eye-level position. Just how are viewers meant to engage with these objects? Possibly as expansive records of quasi-alchemical forays, and explorations that are emotionally charged, only with the human passion held in check by a strategic method of media application. The role of chance and nature has been given some rein as the works were left to cure and season in various conditions (out of doors, for instance). Also included in the exhibition are later silver-oriented works: a selection of six digital images from a series that was printed in 2005 from old black-and-white Polaroid slides shot by the artist in the 1990s. Intriguingly, they have the same ethereal, yet somewhat impenetrable mood as the painted pieces from two decades earlier. None of Jean-Louis’ art production (including his more recent monoprints

artist index Don Jean-Louis ............29 Flatlanders...................30 Ted Godwin .................31 Bob Boyer ....................32 Mary Kerr ....................32 Taras Polataiko.............32 Haydex Li .....................34 Holly King ....................34 Jennifer Stillwell. .........34 Igor Postash ................34 Micah Lexier ................35 Jason Dee ....................35 Chad Jacklin ................36 David Barker ................36 Nhan Duc Nguyen .......37 Lisa Neighbour ............37 Anna Coghlan .............38 Teresa Posyniak............38 Derek Besant ...............39 Jack Beder ...................39 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008 29

previews and profiles

FLATLANDERS SASKATCHEWAN: September 19, 2008 to January 4, 2009, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

By Betsy Rosenwald Flatlanders: Saskatchewan Artists on the Horizon introduces a new generation of prairie artists who are redrawing the parameters of place. They reach beyond the physical reality of flat land to explore social, metaphysical, conceptual, even scientific methods of mapping its geography. In traversing these alternative landscapes,

they are shaking up the conventional notion of regionalism. Mendel Art Gallery curators Dan Ring and Jen Budney have chosen an opportune time to showcase the work of emerging Saskatchewan artists. The exhibition spotlights a diverse group that includes multimedia and interdisciplinary artists and also reflects the provinceís growing First Nations cultural perspective. It also served as an excellent means of introducing Budney, who is new to both Saskatchewan and the Mendel, to the province’s flourishing art scene. Ring and Budney adopted a broad curatorial approach to allow for diversity. They visited studios in Regina, Pense, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, and Saskatoon, selecting 17 artists with two to ten years of professional experience. They had to have a clear direction, a strong engagement with personal process and ideas, a completed a body of work, and an optimistic future. “Because the artists are based in Saskatchewan, their ideas often relate to the region,” says Budney. “Otherwise, we are presenting a huge range, including ceramics, new media, painting, multimedia, and sculpture.” The Flatlanders include Amalie Atkins, Marc Courtemanche, Wally Dion, Chris Gardiner, Seema Goel, Lee Henderson, Kiyoko Kato, Michelle Lavallee, Zachari Logan, Nancy Lowry, Clint Neufeld, Jacob Semko, Stacia Verigin, Sean Whalley and John Henry Fine Day, Gabriel Yahyahkeekoot, and Yuka Yamaguchi Flatlanders also relates to a complex of geographical and social influences and relationships that are unique to the province. The title asks that we examine the artists and their work in the context of these influences, posing questions such as, “What are the effects of unlimited space on the psyche of an artist? What limits does it impose?” What the artists have in common is the ease with which they jump the boundaries between disciplines, media, materials, and cultures. Regina-based multimedia artist Lee Henderson’s work examines and interprets Buddhism, reconceived through Western eyes. In his investigations into human nature, such as the 2005 video installation, Blueprint for a New Gravity, he has said he’s interested in “the ways in which we accept, deny or evade the knowledge of our own impermanence.” Marc Courtemanche, also based in Regina, transposes techniques from one tradition to another, using clay in place of wood to recreate everyday objects like chairs. Saskatoon’s Clint Neufeld casts engine blocks to create his detailed glazed ceramic sculptures. Stacia Verigin, also of Saskatoon, concocts sticks and wooden landscapes out of sawdust — a byproduct of their destruction — and glue in an act of creation that is both poignant and ironic in its attempt to reverse the impact of an industrial process. In their choice of materials, methods, and subject matter, all three artists underscore the relationship between material and form. Painter Wally Dion is a member of Yellow Quill First Nation (Salteaux), based in Saskatoon. He also uses unorthodox materials to re-create traditional icons, focused on First Nations identity. His Star Blankets appear to be traditional quilts and blankets, but in reality are constructed from painted computer circuitry boards. Regina’s Seema Goel, a multimedia artist and writer with a background in environmental biology, merges disciplines to explore the interface between art, science, and critical theory. A recent interactive piece featured small lab mice singing “Happy Birthday, DNA.” That this engagement with complex juxtapositions is taking place across the expansive prairie landscape gives lie to the suggestion that there is no “there” out there. These are emerging artists for an emergent Saskatchewan, one that is grappling with the geopolitical realities of participation on a larger world stage. In their fluid interpretations of subject, style, media and discipline, these Flatlanders look out beyond the province’s borders. While they are influenced by place, they are not confined by it. ABOVE: Stacia Verigin, Entireland (detail), sawdust and glue, 2003 - present. Image courtesy of the artist. LEFT: Clint Neufeld, Ten thousandths over (detail), ceramic and glaze, 2008.

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TED GODWIN ALBERTA: The Regina Five Years 1958 – 1968, September 26 to November 7, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary

By Dina O’Meara “I like to think of the early years as thesis,” Ted Godwin says. “The late 1950s and mid 1960s were times of big dreams and breaking temples.” That feeling is directly reflected in this work, a collection of paintings Godwin did between 1958 and 1968 — they shout with the exuberance of a young man exploring new territory. The 50 paintings included in this exhibition are big and bold and hold the power of a classically trained artist flinging his knowledge of composition and form to the wind — and creating emotionally charged and beautifully executed abstract paintings. The Regina Five Years takes the viewer back to those exhilarating days of social change, when five talented painters in Regina took international-style abstract art and made it uniquely western Canadian. Godwin, Ken Lochhead, Art McKay, Ron Bloore and Doug Morton challenged the concept that Canadian art was just about landscapes, lending new energy and vision to the national art scene. “The work of the Regina Five blew Canadian art apart and made it new and exciting, and made Canada very much a leader in the art world,” says Nickle Arts Museum director Ann Davis. “Because they were able to explode the limits of western Canadian art, and the narrowness of landscapes of trees, rocks and water, they opened Canadian art to the international world and the limitless possibilities of painting. What Ted has done over 50 years was really to show younger, daring people it can be done.” This exhibition traces Godwin’s oil paintings and drawings, and his stylistic changes through the decade preceding his so-called Tartan Years of the late 1960s and 1970s. The works were chosen from private and public collections across Canada, including Calgary’s Glenbow Museum, and include pieces such as Godwin’s ABOVE: Ted Godwin, A Little Colour Rain, oil on Masonite, 1959, 46" X 41". Private collection. LEFT: Ted Godwin, The Cosmic Potato Bug Machine, oil on canvas, 1962, 54" X 66". Collection of the artist.

piece Attack Red, which prompted staff at the Saskatchewan Power Corp Cafeteria, where it was first shown in 1962, to go on strike until it was removed. “The wonderful thing about oil paintings is they look the worst the day they’re finished,” Godwin said, about revisiting his work. “I’m really looking forward to seeing these paintings because they’re much better than when I painted them.” The 75-year-old painter retains a fundamental joy in life and creating that outruns the effects of recent heart surgery. It is reflected in Godwin’s small, playful landscapes and the large paintings of his beloved Elbow River. “Every time you make a painting, you go to the well and dig a little deeper,” he says. “I’ve been making paintings since the early 1950s, and I’m down so deep in the well that I’m never sure I’m going to get back out, and I’ve got to dig a little deeper each time. It doesn’t get easier. It never should, and if it does, I have a problem.” Represented by: Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg; Assiniboia Gallery, Regina; Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver.

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previews and profiles TARAS POLATAIKO SASKATCHEWAN: November 6 to 15, Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon

On September 20, the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina opens Bob Boyer: His Life’s Work, the first major retrospective for one of the leaders in contemporary Aboriginal art in Canada. Before his untimely death in 2004, Boyer created a comprehensive legacy of painting stretching back 25 years — including his seminal blanket series of large-scale, politically charged representations of northern Plains symbology and contemporary references. Developed in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, the show will tour nationally. Above: Bob Boyer, The Mountain, the Night and the 49, oil and beeswax over acrylic on canvas, 1988. Collection of Phillip Gevik, Toronto.

MARY KERR BRITISH COLUMBIA: Copper Thunderbird: Invention, Inspiration and Transformation, July 9 to November 30, Legacy Art Gallery, Victoria

This exhibition combines two threads of inspiration. One focuses on Mary Kerr’s designs for costumes, props and stage design for Copper Thunderbird, a play about the life and paintings of Ojibwa artist Norval Morrisseau, written by Métis playwright Marie Clements and directed by Peter Hinton for the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Surrounding Kerr’s work on the walls of Victoria’s Legacy Gallery are about a dozen paintings from three decades of Morrisseau’s work, selected from the permanent collection of the University of Victoria’s Maltwood Gallery. Kerr, one of Canada’s most distinguished theatre designers and a professor Installation view, Mary Kerr and Norval Morrisseau, Copper at the University of Victoria, has created illusThunderbird at Legacy Gallery, Victoria. trations in graphite, pen and ink, watercolour and gouache for costumes based directly on particular paintings of magical characters in the cosmology that Morrisseau created. The ten actors in Copper Thunderbird become the mythical characters that activated Morrisseau’s work and spiritual centre. Next to the illustrations, about a dozen large photographs of the play’s set and lighting design are based on a concept Kerr describes as “kinetic sculpture on stage,” with references to Bauhaus composition, Alexander Calder’s mobiles and the theatrical magic of Peter Russell. Her designs for Copper Thunderbird are experiments with architectural concepts, unusual materials and colours, and the mythic presentations of the human condition that Morrisseau made real. — Brian Grison 32 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008

Taras Polataiko is currently fascinated with the human body in motion. He has made a series of photographs based on the famous studies of 19th century photographer Edward Muybridge, whose work with stop-motion photography advanced the science of understanding human and animal movement. “I’m using much longer exposures with my models,” Polataiko says. “I’ve chosen a variety of visual sequences from Muybridge’s catalogue of people ironing, running or doing chores.” In this contemporary dialogue between technology and the human body, the artist explores how they influence behaviour and perception. Polataiko started his art education in the Ukraine and Moscow before immigrating to Canada in 1989, where he earned an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan. Working in video and still photography and installation, he is also a painter. Polataiko has created a tribute to 1960’s Italian painter Lucio Fontana. The canvases appear to be cut or slashed, as Fontana was known to do, only Polataiko elects to paint in the cuts, creating an illusion for the viewer. “These pieces, The Cuts Series, are all about space, gestures and simple elegance,” he says. Gallerist Darrell Bell says the series fits in well with Polataiko’s artistic motivation. “It’s all about illusion,” Bell says. “Some people even use the word magician.” —Patricia Robertson Represented by: Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon

Taras Polataiko, Muybridge Human Locomotion 356/5, archival Chromogenic print, 2005, 37" X 25". From the Human Locomotion series.

OMEGA Charles Spratt An Affair with Light Nov 1 to Nov 30 Reception: Thursday Nov 6, 6pm - 8:30pm Artist in attendance

OMEGA Gallery 4290 Dunbar Street (at 27th Ave.) Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm 604-732-6778 China Town, Sydney Australia, 24” x 24”, acrylic on canvas erre Alechinsky Pablo Picasso - Calgary - September 6 - September 20, 2008 Frank Aurabach Uta Barth Maxwell Bates Bernd & Hilla Becher Mary Lee aeme Nathan Birch Dempsey Bob Bruno Bobak Molly Lamb Bobak Paul Emile Borduas Jason Botkin Jack Bush Deborah Butterfield Emily Carr A.J. Ca nn Chadwick Vic Cicansky Francesco Clement Alex Colville Elsbeth Coop Stanley Cosgrove Reta Cowley Greg Curnoe Jim Davies Jeff de Boer Nicho andmaison Fall Show – Edmonton – September 20 – October 4, 2008 Reuel Dechene Peter Doig Dean Drever Marcel Dzama Jacob El-Hanani Fall Show ncouver September 27 – October 11, 2008 Joe Fafard Angus Ferguson Eric Fischl L.L. Fitzgerald.Caio Fonseca Paul Fournier Graham Fowler Sam Fran ank Helen Frankenthaler Lucian Freud Adam Fuss Dominique Gaucher Toronto International Art Fair – October 2 – 7, 2008. *Brent Gelaude Buy Art Davi thleen Gilje K.M. Graham Eliza Griffiths Corinne Groeneveld-Wing Robert Guest Peter Halley Keith Harder Lawren Harris E.J. Hughes Natalka Husar A.Y

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previews and profiles JENNIFER STILLWELL MANITOBA: December 12, 2008 to January 24, 2009, Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg

is pressing on all sides, and we may have fooled ourselves into think-

After graduating from the Masters program at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005, Winnipeg-based artist Jennifer Stillwell has been showing across the globe, garnering an excellent reputation — she was a Sobey Art Award semi-finalist in both 2002 and 2006. In 2006 she was commissioned by the Winnipeg Arts Council to create a permanent public art piece near the intersection where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet — a massive and Jennifer Stillwell, Dock and exciting project for a conceptual artist Propeller (detail), fans, power like Stillwell. For this newest self-titled cord, 2004. exhibition at Plug-In, she uses installation, sculpture and wall works to connect home, banality and movement. From truck grills used as tools in clay to thousands of Slurpee cup labels transferred onto a canvas, the works further her conceptual language. Stillwell’s work reaches beyond the gallery walls, letting viewers imagine spaces and times outside of the exhibition, and while this is something that many artists strive to do, Stillwell looks at the idea of escape in a different way. She encourages viewers to step into an industrial-themed domestic sphere, creating a strange tension between the comforting and the sterile, the present and the past. — Stacey Abramson

ing we can control it. A graduate of the University of British Columbia

Represented by: The Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto.

The surreal technology depicted in Haydex Li’s pen drawings are reminiscent of the poster-sized felt pen colouring projects available in hobby and toy shops in the 1970s. Their intricate lines fill all available space. But Li’s point is clear — the growing excess of technological complexity

and regional winner of the BMO First Art! Competition in 2006, Li’s drawings are at Vancouver’s Numen Gallery to September 28. Above: Haydex Li, Growth 1, pen on paper, 2008, 15" X 22".

IGOR POSTASH ALBERTA: An Adventure in Seeing, September 26 to October 25, Art Beat Gallery, St. Albert

Through the Looking Glass connects contemporary art to the visions

The main aim of Edmonton-area painter Igor Postash is to fool the eye in a whimsical way — was that a man in a tuxedo carrying a candle or a striped cat? Is that an allusion to another artwork? Look again. Postash came to Canada from the Ukraine in 1995, a survivor of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the 1980s, which makes his humourous take on life and art that much more remarkable. Though he’s had commissions for public work, including a mural series in West Edmonton Mall, and he does work as a decorative painter and a painting teacher, his passion is for fine art. His surreal, illustrative images of everyday life draw the eye to search out every detail, and the work invites the viewer to invent a story to go with the image. Bursting with colour and a strong narrative sense, the work is consistently themed toward the upbeat. “I strongly believe that art has to heal people and carry nothing but positive energy,” Postash says. “That’s what I try to display in my work.” — Beverley Beckley

and themes of Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll. Artists include

Represented by: Art Beat Gallery, St. Albert,

Kent Monkman, Bill Viola, William Kentridge, Terrance Houle, Holly King,

AB; Webster Galleries, Calgary

From September 26 to November 16, Glenbow Museum president Jeff Spalding curates a whimsical tour through dream spaces and reversals.

Mark Lewis, Luc Courchesne, David Altmejd, Evan Penny, Leila Sujir, Lynne Cohen and Chris Cran. Above: Holly King, Bluff, 1999. Collection

Igor Postash, Dream About a

of the Glenbow Museum.

Son Who Isn’t Born Yet, 2008.

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“an unrestrained expression of emotion” MICAH LEXIER

Micah Lexier, Revelation 8,

ALBERTA: November 20 to December 20, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary

laser-cut hot-rolled steel, 2007. From the Lives and Works series.

As he’s proven recently with a series of high profile public commissions, Micah Lexier can work at almost any scale, from city-block-encompassing to wall-sized. For this show in Calgary, he will be exhibiting 20 years of smaller metal sculptures, which have often taken the form of number sequences and text. It’s work in just one of the many media Lexier is known for. Remarkably multi-talented, with a hand in multiple means of expression, Lexier’s work is always intriguing — whether he’s revisiting a bunch of guys named Dave ten years after first shooting their portraits (David: Then and Now, Plug-In, Winnipeg) or designing a light- and projection-based work for Saskatoon’s new Persephone Theatre (Aneco public art project, Saskatoon). Originally from Winnipeg, with an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Lexier had his first solo show in 1982. Since then, he’s amassed a long list of public and private collections that hold his work, and he travels constantly, for exhibitions, curatorial projects and public commissions. — Jill Sawyer Represented by: Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary; Birch Libralalto, Toronto; Gitte Weise

Meredith Hackler

Gallery, Berlin.

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Exhibition September 13 - 21 Reception September 13, 2 - 5 pm

Jason Dee, still.moving.memory

MANITOBA: still.moving. (detail), video, 2008. memory, December 18, 2008 to January 24, 2009, PLATFORM: Centre for Digital + Photographic Arts, Winnipeg

From the introduction of ocular devices such as the zoetrope or phantasmagoria, to the development of video art, to the broad and thrilling work that falls under the category of “new media,” the evolution of the moving image in artistic practice has had an interesting connection to creative communities all over the world. While he has shown extensively in Europe since graduating from the Masters program at the Glasgow School of Art in 2001, this will be Scottish artist Jason Dee’s first Canadian show. still.moving.memory. is about the intersection of media, past and present. In this co-presentation with Winnipeg’s Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Dee makes connections between dead and current media practices, taking celluloid images from film and video, chopping them up and re-visioning them back into the film’s moving loop. The viewer experiences a stillness through the movement of a single frame, slowed down from multiple images captured in a second of film. Dee creates an intimate experience, allowing viewers to take in all that the speed of film and video usually don’t allow. — Stacey Abramson

David Abelson Artist and Model

Exhibition October 11 - 19 Reception October 11, 2 - 5 pm

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previews and profiles CHAD JACKLIN SASKATCHEWAN: Dioramas, September 3 to November 8, Mysteria Gallery, Regina


Regina 5 Revisited Ted Godwin, Kenneth Lochhead, Ronald Bloore, Art McKay and Douglas Morton.

0DUPCFS ° Luc Bernard & Jennifer Hornyak

Chad Jacklin likes to play mad scientist in his Regina studio. The artist’s chosen medium, found art, makes a clear statement about consumerism, outmoded technology and junk. The materials for his salvaged artwork are all destined for Chad Jacklin, Who’s Really in the garbage heap. He explains that he’s interested in giving value to the formerly Control (detail), mixed media and found objects, 2008. useless. Jacklin, who is self-taught, has been “making stuff� since he was 12 or 13, when he built lawn furniture and sold it to his suburban Regina neighbours. “I also made a go-cart that was so enormous it wouldn’t fit out of the backyard,� he jokes. Who’s in Control Here?, his work for the Mysteria Gallery Dioramas show, is fashioned from a 1950s-era ham radio set. “There are all of these tubes and gauges and knobs,� he explains. “When you turn the knobs, they don’t work. Inside the piece are rabbits in lab coats who are actually in control. It’s my comment on the modern workplace. I meet so many people these days and they’re not doing what they want to be doing. We’ve let technology kind of sneak in, and it’s always sold as the next best thing. But it’s overtaken our lives and it’s distracting us.� —Patricia Robertson Represented by: Mysteria Gallery, Regina


William Webb


Brent Laycock


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David Barker, Three Muses,

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Now and Then, September 21 – October 31, Omega Gallery, Vancouver

Venice, oil on board, 33" X 22".

An inveterate traveler, David Barker paints landscapes from graphite and pastel studies he makes on his trips around the world. His paintings are ostensibly of a boat, an abandoned farmhouse or an old Venice building covered with graffiti. But the actual subject isn’t what particularly interests Barker. “I’m looking for a situation, a place, a space or an object that is very much from the past but which says something contemporary,� he says. “I’m intrigued when superimposed on the ‘then’ is the ‘present’.� Barker has been at work in his studio on DeCourcy Island in the Georgia Strait, preparing for his first show in Vancouver, a selection of paintings he’s created at different stops around the world. He was born in England, grew up in New Zealand, completed his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Hawaii and now divides his time between his studios in Canada, New Zealand and Venice. Getting ready for his show, Barker is writing a few words about each painting. The words come easily, as his paintings have a large narrative component. “In some cases the story is less obvious,� he says, “and at other times, it’s very obvious.� —Beverley Cramp Represented by: Omega Gallery, Vancouver

previews and profiles NHAN DUC NGUYEN BRITISH COLUMBIA: Lao Oi, Lao A... (O Ancient One...), October 17 to November 8, Open Space Gallery, Victoria

With the assistance of the people of Victoria, Nhan Duc Nguyen has been constructing a shrine to the ancient spirit guide Lao Noi Kieu, who influences matters of citizenship and nationhood. The project, Lao Oi, Lao A…, is inspired by Nguyen’s own childhood experiences in Vietnam, where shrines designed by ordinary people and organizations petitioned for resolution and harmony in the health and welfare of the community. The artist has requested contributions of public material — such as flyers, announcements, pamphlets, curios, newspaper and magazine articles that focus on the social and political life of Victoria. They will be integrated into the shrine and displayed alongside previous petitions to Lao Noi Kieu assembled by Nguyen. The construction of the shrine will be the final stage in a process of research, including personal interviews, public discussions and a residency at Open Space Gallery that began in the fall of 2007. For this last component, Nguyen would like the people of Victoria, including artists, First Nations, community leaders, visitors to Open Space and the general public, to contribute to the creation of a special petition to Lao Noi Kieu that will focus on a definition of “nation/ citizenship,” with special emphasis on their city. — Brian Grison

Nhan Duc Nguyen, heyseeds: Lao Noi Kien (Ancient citizen), multimedia altar installation, 2005. Glenbow Museum.

Through October 3, the Kenderdine Art Gallery at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon hosts 18 Illuminations, collected works of 18 artists organized around the concept of light. Objects and installations are both literal and illusory, using the ethereal and scientific qualities of light to project a variety of ideas. Among the 18 artists: Dana Claxton, Sarindar Dhaliwal, Micah Lexier and Ed Pien. Above: Lisa Neighbour, The Periodic Table, electrical wire, sockets, bulbs, plugs, 2003.

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Mixed media artist Anna Coghlan will share an exhibition with sculptor Michael Hermesh at Kelowna’s Art Ark Gallery October 9 to 23. Originally from England, Coghlan travelled and worked in the third world throughout her 20s, and the experience influenced her artwork — she’s particularly interested in the effects of environments on the human body, and her figures are marked with symbols and fading detail. Above: Anna Coghlan, Day before yesterday 1, mixed media on canvas, 2008, 30" X 40".

TERESA POSYNIAK ALBERTA: Consensus: The Blackfoot Portrait Series, October 3 to November 15, Bilton Contemporary Art, Red Deer

Creating portraits in encaustic, among other methods, Calgary artist Teresa Posyniak captures the theme of resiliency as a positive force within the individual, and realizes the beauty of the human body and its relationship to its environment. Posyniak had been drawing the figures of women since the late 1980s, and the idea for Consensus came up after she met Linda Many Guns, a Blackfoot Elder from the Siksika Nation near Calgary. Their friendship led to a portrait sitting, and discussions about how Many Guns wanted to be perceived, the role of her culture in the images, and her relationship to the landscape and Blackfoot community. All of those questions created the framework for Posyniak’s larger series. “My pieces about Linda and others are initiated by me, and my subjects work with me to come up with imagery which not only describes them, but also describes their Blackfoot heritage,” Posyniak says. Many Guns has been involved in the planning for the show, and will be present for several special events around it. “We hope to speak to the public together about the ‘consensual approach’ to making this work,” Posyniak says. — Beverley Beckley Represented by: Bilton Contemporary

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Teresa Posyniak, The Transfer, encaustic and mixed media on paper, 2007, 31" X 21".

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previews and profiles DEREK MICHAEL BESANT BRITISH COLUMBIA: Fifteen Restless Nights, August 2 to November 2, Kelowna Art Gallery

A sumptuously voyeuristic sensibility permeates Fifteen Restless Nights, Derek Michael Besant’s photo-based documentation of unmade beds in roadside motels across Canada. Large-format black-and-white images printed on suspended nylon scrim, accompanied by audio and text narratives, tap into one of the seminal experiences of the road trip, inviting reflection on Besant’s ongoing exploration of memory, language and the body. Besant’s handling of his images — including the addition of white contour lines around portions of the bed linens — brings to mind the visual language of airport scanners, yet also has the sensuous quality of a charcoal drawing. Besant says he plays with the tension between seeing and not seeing clearly. “These themes all respond to associations of forgetting and remembering, the faulty mechanisms we use to claim our identity. The unmade bed retains some aspects of whoever slept within its covers.” The Calgary-based artist established an international reputation in drawing and printmaking in the 1970s before moving in the mid-1990s into photo-based imagery, intrigued by the era’s emerging technologies. Fifteen Restless Nights was commissioned by Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre for the city’s 2006 Nuit Blanche cultural event and has since been exhibited in galleries in Hungary and Slovakia. – Portia Priegert

David Wilson, On the Horizon, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, 2008

Michael Swaney Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Red Deer September 4 – 28, 2008

Derek Michael Besant, untitled image from Fifteen Restless Nights, ink on nylon fabric, 2006, 8' X 6.5'.

Julie Morstad Touch Wood and Whistle September 4 – 28, 2008 David Edwards Urban Development October 4 – November 1, 2008 David Wilson Transitions November 6 – 30, 2008 Brad Woodfin The Returning December 4 – 24, 2008 Sheila Norgate Mixed Bag : New Work December 4 – 24, 2008

On October 10, the Jasper Yellowhead Museum in Jasper, Alberta, opens a retrospective of landscapes by Montreal-based painter Jack

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Beder (1910 – 1987). An artist who travelled widely, particularly in

Canada, and was always inspired by his environment, this show is the

first to collect the landscapes Beder painted in Jasper National Park, painted in 1969 and 1970. The show is curated by Douglas MacLean of Canadian Art Gallery, with the Beder estate. Above: Jack Beder, Talbot

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Lake, Jasper National Park, oil on canvas panel, 1970, 12" X 16".

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What we saw at exhibitions in the West GRAEME PATTERSON Exhibition: When: Where:

Woodrow March 14 to May 11, 2008 The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Reviewed by: Allan Antliff


Woodrow is a remarkable multimedia installation honouring a rapidly disappearing farm town in southern Saskatchewan where the artist’s father was born and where his grandparents spent their lives. The main exhibition is comprised of meticulously built small-scale replicas of Woodrow’s key community structures, as well as the farmhouse and outbuildings where the artist’s grandparents lived. Church, hockey rink, machine shop, elevator, silos, farmhouse, and barn are recreated in miniature as deteriorating, heavily weathered, neglected buildings. The impression of abandonment is not far from reality — at present, the population of Woodrow totals 10 people, and most of the town’s buildings stand empty. The structures are so perfectly recreated they invite exploration, and every one tells a story augmented by lights, audio recordings, and animated video. Through the door of the machine shop, for example, a video replicates an operating lathe and milling machine projected onto the back wall. The shop itself is littered with evidence of recent activity — spare rods, cogs, gears piled on tables, a disused drill with the bit still in place — this is the shop Patterson’s grandfather owned and operated until his death in April, 2004. Through the open doors of the barn, the viewer sees the stage of an old movie theatre, complete with faded curtains. A stop-motion animated film, continually looping on the screen, depicts a whimsical series of solitary and unrelated events, including a man in underwear driving a tractor back and forth, a cow chewing slowly, and a young woman standing alone in the barn, bundled up for the winter. Inside the church, a solitary organist plays, and to the side and underneath the building, we can view an animated film of an old farm couple after Sunday service, playing five-pin in the town’s two-lane bowling alley. Each building conceals the ghosts of past activities, some funny, some touching, most trivial and everyday. It all adds up to a simple way of life deeply inscribed with the personal quirks and foibles of those who lived in the town. The one silent building in Woodrow is the one that once sustained prairie communities — the grain elevator, artist index whose side bears the once proud, now faded green and yellow logo of the Graeme Patterson...............................40 Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Gary Pearson ......................................40 Patterson has staged his recreation Dan Donaldson ..................................41 as a ghost town, where people are only Cameron MacDonald..........................42 part of the past, their possessions — Khadim Ali and Jayce Salloum ............43 an old truck, stove, and other goods, Dorothy Knowles ................................44 dumped in a small-scale pothole in For more exclusive exhibition reviews go to: the town. But wild animals are free to explore the remnants. Patterson’s 40 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008

installation includes a stand-alone stop-motion Graeme Patterson, Woodrow, installation view. film, a deer and monkey cavorting together in the abandoned barn yard of his grandparents’ homestead. Nearby, under a model of a rugged winter tree, five robotic deer periodically shift their gaze and when they do, their eyes light up as if reflecting the glare of passing headlights. Life, it seems, is driving by Woodrow, but the animals don’t mind.

GARY PEARSON Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

The End is My Beginning March 30 to May 25, 2008 Kamloops Art Gallery Portia Priegert

Gary Pearson’s paintings typically explore communal spaces — bars, restaurants, jazz concerts. But those social settings also underline the sense of disconnection of the solitary figures central to Pearson’s work. They create, in tandem with his somber palette, a certain melancholy. Even when he includes multiple figures, the feeling of isolation remains strong, in part because his subjects seem frozen in stereotype. Pearson’s protagonists are ‘types’ rather than real people with lives and personalities, and his work evokes parallels to genre fiction or the stylized engagements of film noir. An air of ennui, even in the exotic locations suggested by pastiches of palm trees, rises muggily from the canvas. A narrative may be suggested but it seems flimsy, a quality enhanced by Pearson’s incorporation of fragments of ambiguous text. The end is my beginning is an aptly chosen title, suggesting both circularity and repetition. Stylistically, the naïve quality of the rough-hewn protagonists lingers on the line between drawing and painting. Pearson’s men often sit stiffly, their backs toward the viewer, at tables placed at mid-canvas. Close at hand, a single glass and, perhaps, an ashtray. It’s easy to read an autobiographical component into the work. An extract from Pearson’s journal, published in the exhibition catalogue, mentions that when he travels he likes to find a comfortable spot for a drink to wind down at the end of the day. “… it gives me an opportunity to reflect. I’ll start a

Reviews conversation with the person next to me, I don’t care, or whoever’s behind the bar, as long as they’re not assholes. I like to be alone, but I also like to meet people.” Women, when they accompany his male figures, are typically cast in the role of servers, their sexuality emphasized through plumped lips and little black dresses. This exhibition is dominated by recent paintings, including some from Pearson’s road trip through the United States during a sabbatical from his teaching job at UBC Okanagan, but also features earlier pieces from a series based on a 1998 Diana Krall concert in Berlin. He includes a pair of looped videos, Soliloquy and Soliloquy 2, displayed on monitors at opposite ends of a narrow corridor at the back of the show. To the left, a woman in a cocktail dress smokes at a bar table, a glass of wine in front of her. To the right, a man in a suit puffs on a cigar at a similar table, occasionally scribbling something on a pad of paper. Pearson is heir to a creative trajectory that can be traced from the Impressionists’ concern with the social life of the city (think of the melancholic absinthe drinker) through to the German Expressionists’ cruder handling of paint to capture the angst of social upheavals in the early 20th century. But Pearson also references the cartoonlike qualities of some Pop Art and, at times, evokes the paint handling of Abstraction. An avid follower of art-world trends, Pearson, who maintains an occasional practice as an art critic, creates work that in the words of the gallery’s former curator, Jen Budney, offers “a beguiling sophistication” that is simple only at first glance. Ultimately, to see and be seen is not just the terrain of social engagement. It is, on some fundamental level, the role of the artist.

DAN DONALDSON Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

The Drawn Collage May 16 to June 28, 2008 Semai Gallery, Winnipeg Lorne Roberts

The recent creative history of Winnipeg brings up a number of successful artists influenced by Dadaists, graffiti art, and outsider artists like Henry Darger. The result is a form of fun, quirky Art Brut, but one that never sacrifices content for laughs. Winnipeg artist Dan Donaldson falls somewhere in that tradition, creating work with a whimsical, even childish side, with a more fully faceted perspective than might be at first apparent. In his latest exhibition at Winnipeg’s Semai Gallery, Donaldson uses ink and Hi-lighter markers to create a series of nearly two dozen drawings that reproduce — down to bits of scotch tape, old photographs, and cut-and-paste bits of text — the look of collage. This is familiar territory for those who have seen his work before, including his 2007 solo show at aceart, which the Winnipeg Free Press named one of the city’s top exhibitions of the year. In that show, Donaldson borrowed images from Life Magazine and other pop culture sources, producing a large series of interconnected paintings that also reproduced the cutand-paste look of collage. Here, rather than painting, he’s produced more of a high school notebook aesthetic, both in the medium and in the overall look of the show — apparently random doodles, blended together to form larger, cohesive images. In addition to the cut-and-paste works are Gary Pearson, When I get to Baton Rouge, oil & oil enamel on canvas, 2005. Kamloops Art Gallery Collection.

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Cello Serenade (Detail)

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works that feature dozens of tiny cigarettes, beer bottles, or eyeballs, crammed together and interconnected. Artists like American graffitist Barry McGee come to mind, with his giant installations of hundreds of individually framed drawings and images, and there’s no denying how that influence has crept into the work of some prominent Winnipeg artists over the last decade or so. Donaldson, though, combines his images less frantically than an artist like McGee, and the result is work that often looks like a patchwork quilt, with bits of cast-off things Dan Donaldson, By air, land or sea, Hi-Liter markers, pen and ink, pencil on paper, 2007. seemingly sewn or stitched or glued together to form a whole. It’s not surprising that the artist claims the Dadaists as an influence, such as in the piece Little Rauschenberg, where he name-drops one of the early collage artists, and where he adds, over the carefully drawn wood grain, the phrase “art sucks”. This practice of adding words actually turns several of the drawings into short, illustrated poems. Butter Churner, for example, over its background of wood grain, street signs, and random images, advises us, in several different fonts, to ‘stop baking tarts the old fashioned way’. The text has been changed, though, a few letters crossed out and altered, so that “baking tarts” becomes “making art”. Donaldson has said that he finds writing about art to be difficult, and that it’s better just to make it, but in its use of text, and in its self-aware and self-referential style, the work goes beyond the making of art for its own sake. Aside from its initial visual impact, then, Donaldson’s work follows the Dadaist tradition of art becoming an ongoing critical discourse with itself, a way to question the very act of art-making even as it’s in process.

CAMERON MACDONALD Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

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Liquidation April 18 to May 1, 2008 The Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria Brian Grison

Cameron MacDonald’s exhibition of over 700 labeled cans, ranging from 120 grams to 2 litres, was set up on the floor and against the walls of the Ministry of Casual Living, a 12- by 12-foot gallery space in Victoria. Viewable only through the gallery’s single window, the display mimicked a typical big-box store display — shelves and pyramids of canned fish lined the walls and rose from the painted concrete floor. MacDonald’s imaginary products consist of a motley assortment of 25 different tide-pool, prehistoric, and so-called garbage fish — diced coelacanth and hagfish, remora soup. MacDonald invites us to visualize dinner in a world without salmon, halibut, cod or tuna, all those top-of-the-food-chain fish that we’ve mistakenly assumed to be in infinite supply. Among current dilemmas that vie for public and government attention under the broad social/political umbrella of “saving the world,” MacDonald puts disappearing fish near the top of the list. He’s concerned about the fish, not only as an essential part of the human diet, but as essential to the life of the planet. MacDonald’s fascination with fish began when he was a teenage volunteer at the Vancouver Aquarium. An environmental activist concerned with finding practical ways to diminish the human footprint on earth, MacDonald has developed a personal way of life that is a public act of food conservation, and this work extends

Reviews from that. His experiences made him wonder about the wholesale corporate overfishing of the world’s oceans, and to take the thought a step further. A viewer describes the exhibition as simultaneously ‘witty and chilling.’ MacDonald has created seemingly accurate label information and illustrations that resemble conventional canned food. With about two dozen invented names, he’s created canning and marketing companies, ingredient descriptions and nutrition information — though the products are hardly pretty or palatable. He embeds health warnings and fish scarcity news in the invented texts, information that could be applied to almost any canned fish we can purchase today at any supermarket. With Liquidation, MacDonald does an end-run around the quality of obtuseness that makes much current political art impenetrable. There are no indecipherable quasi-manifestos to be read in order to understand the work. MacDonald engages viewers with clear and simple messages that reach right into our kitchens.


(the heart that has no love/pain/generosity is not a heart) When: June 9 to July 31, 2008 Where: The Alternator Gallery, Kelowna Reviewed by: Portia Priegert

It is a glimpse of a daring journey, a fragmentary reflection of a stark and stony land both changing and changeless, its people damaged yet enduring, a rough cut of what is surely one of the world’s most roughly cut places. Afghanistan has experienced violence and poverty, but perhaps nowhere more than in the Bamiyan Valley, home to the Hazara, a persecuted minority that traces its roots to the Mongol invasion of Genghis Khan. Deep in the central highlands northwest of Kabul, Bamiyan, once a prosperous respite on the Silk Road, became a tourist destination known for its archaeological treasures, including two of the world’s largest Buddha sculptures. But civil war, including a decade of Soviet occupation, has left Bamiyan’s rugged landscape littered with rubble and the rusting hulks of abandoned tanks. That the human spirit can soar in a forsaken place; that a new generation can hope for a better future; that flowers can bloom amidst debris may seem hopelessly romantic sentiments. Yet this gritty world, such a foil to the consumer excess and mediated imagery of our own world, demands a poet’s touch. Jayce Salloum, working in collaboration with Afghani artist Khadim Ali, complies, giving voice to the ineffable through a compelling visual chronicle of small moments, sights seen and unseen. Afghanistan is an unlikely place of interest to Canadians, a faraway pawn in yet another round of geopolitical confrontation. It was this treacherous terrain that Salloum and Ali, a Hazara whose family fled to Pakistan, entered with a driver and translator for three weeks in April, knowing any wrong turn on Bamiyan’s relatively peaceful roads into Taliban-controlled territory could leave Salloum a hostage and his companions dead. Cameron MacDonald, Liquidation, It’s not surprising, then, that notions installation view, mixed media, 2008. of thresholds are critical to this exhibi-

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Reviews tion. Visitors must step across a woven mat — instead of traditional patterns, the temporality of a map of Afghanistan decorated with stylized tanks and helicopters. Beyond it, projected on the concrete floor, is a shaky looped video of Bamiyan’s rocky soil, shot as Salloum trudged across it. A second video of clouds sweeping across Afghanistan’s sky is projected less successfully on the multi-faceted surfaces of the open ceiling. Together they offer a metaphorical transformation, enlisting gallery visitors as fellow wayfarers. The experiential intensity of travel is mirrored with a dense inventory of photographs pinned salon-style to the gallery’s walls. Salloum uses an artist’s eye to blend various visual languages, including those of the photojournalist, the adventure traveler, the documentary filmmaker, the archivist and the sociological researcher. Yet without explanatory text, viewers become dislocated voyeurs left to interpret this other world as best they can, uncertain of the veracity of any conclusions. The photographs, loosely grouped in thematic series, show mundane aspects of everyday life — men with weathered faces sit on the ground drinking tea, a gas pump bears a sign advertising ‘patrol’, laundry is spread on a stone wall. Another section is devoted to UNESCO’s efforts to preserve remnants of the two monumental 6th Century Buddhas, cultural treasures destroyed in 2001 during three horrendous days of blasting by Taliban forces. The presence of an absence is how Salloum poetically describes the empty niches in sandstone cliffs towering above the houses of the Hazara. But amid this bleak imagery are signs of hope. The most powerful are the scrubbed faces and bright eyes of Hazara schoolgirls, heads modestly covered with white fabric, their presence in the classroom unthinkable under the harsh gender laws of the Taliban theocracy. This fascinating exhibition will evolve and expand as Salloum edits his interviews and Ali, who considers contemporary life through the traditions of miniature painting, completes his work. The voices of the Hazara, discussing not only their arduous histories but also their hopes and dreams, will enhance this richly nuanced cross-cultural collaboration, expected to travel to various international venues in coming years.

DOROTHY KNOWLES Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

Landmarks June 20 to September 7, 2008 Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery Patricia Robertson

Saskatchewan landscape artist Dorothy Knowles is a Canadian icon — possibly the Emily Carr of the Back 40, or Saskatchewan’s lost member of the Group of Seven. So any exhibition of her work is an event, and the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery’s current display of her paintings, Landmarks, offers an informed and evocative overview of Knowles’ exemplary body of work. Curated by fellow landscape painter Terry Fenton, this exhibition opens with a Jayce Salloum and Khadim Ali, (the heart that has no love/pain/generosity is not a heart), installation view, The Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art, 2008.

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BEWABON SHILLING October 4 - 18, 2008

Self Portrait (1956) of the artist in a blue top wearing a solemn expression. Her Collection of the artist. direct gaze at the viewer is reminiscent of a similar introductory self-portrait of Emily Carr that curator Doris Shadbolt used in the Carr retrospective at The National Gallery in the summer of 1990. Although unremarkable as a self-portrait, it does give the viewer a sense of Knowles’ stoic and determined character, with her direct gaze and set chin. At first glance, the artist’s humble natural subject matter and Zen palette can be underestimated. But like Carr, she often worked outdoors in a portable studio, and she radically chose to document her own backyard, seeing nature as worthy subject matter in a time when abstract art was quickly gaining ground. Knowles’ favourite subjects — the lush river valleys of her rural childhood — are depicted with reverence and glee. Born in 1927 in Unity, Saskatchewan, she grew up on a farm with a valley view. She studied biology at the University of Saskatchewan and was introduced to painting at a summer workshop at the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop in 1948 — a critical locale for the development of her work that she re-visited throughout her career. An informative companion documentary, Between the North Pole and New York City (2004) provides an overview of the history of Emma Lake and explores Knowles’ connection to New York art critic Clement Greenberg. After Emma Lake, Knowles studied in England at the Goldsmith School of Art in London. Like Carr, she found London dark and dreary. In 1953, she married Saskatoon painter Bill Perehudoff in Paris and they returned home. They each set up studios in their tiny house and Knowles toiled away in the basement while her husband constructed his own studio attached to the garage. Knowles preferred to work outdoors, and evocative paintings like The Edge of the Lake (1965) have a lovely immediacy. The subtle green and gold and brown hues are captivating. The layers of colour and texture meld perfectly in a vibrant and dynamic depiction of Emma Lake. The Pool (1968) is an oil and charcoal rendition of water reflecting back the scrubby bush and trees with the hot prairie palettes of gold, brown and green. The delicate, almost grey-white, rendering of the sky above lets the dramatic land dominate the piece. I was less enamoured with some of the watercolours presented in the exhibition — I much prefer Knowles’ vivacious oil and acrylic paintings. The Bow River (1981) is a pretty but lackluster watercolour, missing the rich, textured dynamism of The Pool and October Colours (2002). View in Winter (2006) is a more recent work evoking the stoic winter landscape with marvelous dexterity —bare branches of frozen trees with their ashen colours, the scattered snow with prairie peeking through and the hint of blue in the near-frozen water of the river trickling along despite the cold. As a fellow flatlander, I’m most drawn to Knowles’ accurate and delicate prairie landscapes. There’s something deeply comforting and uplifting about the vast and intricate Big Empty as she portrays it, an eloquently rendered Saskatchewan. Dorothy Knowles, Summer View, oil on canvas, 1988, 30" X 70".

Curator Terry Fenton has just published a comprehensive catalogue for Landmarks: The Art of Dorothy Knowles by Hagios Press, Regina. Dorothy Knowles is represented by Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, Art Placement, Saskatoon, and Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Calgary, and

Self Portrait,Oil on Canvasboard, 20" x 24"

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Cascade Mist, Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 36"

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Father with Children, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 36"




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Tomas Svab was like hundreds of other art students in Canada in the spring of 2005. He was scrambling to finish his last year at Vancouver’s Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design while juggling practical problems — finding enough room to work at school, making do with equipment shortages and wondering about the amount of space he’d have to hang his photo installation in the overcrowded grad show. But within a few short months, things had taken a different turn. Svab was named the national winner of the BMO Financial Group’s 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition and he along with 13 other finalists from across the country were flown to Toronto, put up in the best hotels, featured in a gala show and awarded cash prizes — a significant advantage for a group of struggling students. News about artists and art competitions may not be splashed across Canadian front pages (like the Turner Prize in contemporary arts in the United Kingdom), but over the last decade several national prizes like the RBC Painting Competition, the Sobey Art Award, BMO 1st Art! and the Kingston Prize in Portraiture have done their part to raise the profile of Canadian artists, and have often boosted their careers. It’s one thing to get an achievement award after a lifetime of dedication to a creative career, but as Vancouver’s arbiter of the avant-garde, Eric Metcalfe says, younger artists need a hit of recognition every once in a while too. Over the years, Metcalfe has won many prominent B.C. and Canadian awards (including this year’s Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, recognized as one of the key “lifetime achievement” awards) but the conceptual and performance art he’s been making since the mid-1960s have not always been well appreciated by the public. Metcalfe knows from his own experience that without awards and grants, many Canadian artists working in experimental forms, like performance art, new media and video arts, would not be working today. “We wouldn’t be practicing art, especially those doing work that is not the norm,” he says. Vying for a chance at an award is important, but Metcalfe likes to give students a reality check, too. Art schools across Canada are graduating thousands every year and at a recent ceremony in Alberta he told the grads to look around. “Only three of you will become artists,” he said. “That’s how tough it is.” That’s why competitions, which give emerging artists first-hand exposure to media and critics, are so important. The chance to interact with other artists from across this far-flung nation is also vital. But nothing beats the privilege of a young artist having work viewed by an expert curatorial panel and a keen group of collectors, says Patricia Blakeney, director of Vancouver’s Diane Farris

OPPOSITE TOP: Justin Ogilvie,

pigment inkjet print mounted on

on the shortlist for the 2006 Sobey

Decision, coloured pencil on canvas,

aluminum, 2005. Svab was the

Art Award.

2006, 37” X 37”. Ogilvie was a finalist

National Winner of the 2005 BMO

for the 2007 Kingston Prize.

1st Art! Competition.


TOP: Steven Shearer, Longhairs

and oil on canvas, 2006, 54” X 60”.

But Where the Danger is Grows the

(detail), crayon on paper. Collection of

Zack won the 2005 RBC Painting

Saving Power Also, Part 1: Fences,

Eva Presenhuber, Zurich. Shearer was


ABOVE: Etienne Zack, Doing and Looking, Looking and Doing, acrylic

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BELOW: Rachelle Viader Knowles, In My Mind I Live in New York, three-channel synchronized video installation featuring Bernie Flaman, 2005. Knowles was a finalist for the 2007 Sobey Art Award.

LOWER: Maegan Hill-Carroll, Untitled, colour photographs, C-prints, diptych, 2005. Hill-Carroll was a finalist in the 2005 BMO 1st Art! Competition.

Gallery — a space known for cultivating young artists’ careers. “The first and most important thing is that the work is viewed by important people across Canada,” she says of the growing body of national art competitions. Photographer Maegan Hill-Carroll of Winnipeg knows first-hand how important this exposure is. As a regional winner in BMO’s 2005 competition, she met a bank executive at the gala who purchased a print of her winning piece — her first major sale. She says winning the prize helped her see beyond her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Now working on a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography at the University of California at Los Angeles, Hill-Carroll says the experience boosted her confidence and convinced her she should continue to pursue an artistic career. Encouraging excellence right out of art school was one of the reasons the First Art! Competition started in 2003, says Dawn Cain at BMO Financial

Group and she’s proud that the competition has managed to pluck artists from obscurity in every region of Canada. Annie Pootoogook of Cape Dorset had already hit several important benchmarks in her career before she won the $50,000 Sobey Art Award in 2006. She’d been part of several shows at Feheley Fine Arts in Toronto and had a solo show at Toronto’s Power Plant, but the Sobey Award, aimed at artists under 40, helped push her into another echelon of fame. Melanie Medd of Feheley Fine Arts confirms that Pootoogook’s international profile 48 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008

LEFT: Justin Ogilvie, Entry, coloured pencil, pastel, oil on canvas, 2008, 67.5� X 67.5�.

BELOW: Althea Thauberger, A Memory Lasts Forever, digital video, 29:00, 2004. Thauberger was shortlisted for the 2004 Sobey Art Award.

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TOP: Vancouver artist Eric Metcalfe says art competitions bring much-needed recognition to young artists.

ABOVE: Annie Pootoogook, Composition (Windy Day), pencil crayon, 2006, 20” X 26”. Collection of John and Joyce Price. Pootoogook was the winner of the 2006 Sobey Art Award.

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has escalated since winning the award, including an invitation to documenta 12 in Germany and the Basel Art Fair. Other Sobey finalists like Marcel Dzama, Althea Thauberger and Steven Shearer have also had several international shows, and 2002 winner Brian Jungen, whose career has catapulted with solo shows at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and another at the Tate in London, recently had a piece sell at auction in Toronto for $150,000. But recognition works closer to home as well. Regina-based artist Rachelle Viader Knowles was a finalist for the Sobey Award in 2007. Originally from the UK, she is a tenured professor at the University of Regina. Honoured by the accolades inherent in winning such a prestigious placement, Viader Knowles, who has been showing internationally since 1996, can’t help chuckling at being labelled “emerging.” Nevertheless, her standing in the awards brings welcome attention to her faculty, not only by potentially attracting more students to Regina’s art department, but her Dean now has fodder to use within the university as well. Telling the Dean of Business Administration that an art professor had a solo exhibition at a gallery may not mean much, she says, but big awards can be likened to lists like “The top 40 under 40.” Etienne Zack, who took home the $25,000 prize in the RBC Painting Competition in 2005, says the art world in Canada is a funny thing. Considered one of the country’s hottest young painters, Zack says an artist can be showing in many places and have a successful career, while no one but critics and collectors know them. He was impressed by the publicity surrounding the RBC Competition (years later, articles still acknowledge the honour) and for that reason, he thinks there should be more awards. “It really puts you on the map in terms of art in Canada,” he says. He also likes competitions for providing a snapshot of where, for example, painting is “at” each year, but worries that different ones put too much focus on art school as a requirement, or on certain timelines in people’s careers (the RBC Competition requires an artist be in the first five years of a professional career). Justin Oglivie, a Vancouver-based figurative painter and finalist in the 2007 Kingston Prize in Portraiture questions the value of art competitions in general. He says a big prize tends to draw attention to itself and the winners don’t necessarily reflect the best work, just the politics of the art world. “It’s extremely subjective and dependent on the jury or your connection to the jury,” he says. On the other hand he’s pleased the Kingston Prize exists because, at the very least, it shows that someone cares about figurative art, in what he sees as a conceptual-art-dominated world. He also thinks that the more emphasis on art and art education that hits mainstream Canada, the better. “As visual artists we have a lot of potential to ignite creative energy in the country,” he says. Svab, in the meantime, has taken his accolades and moved overseas. He and his wife moved to her native Japan in 2007 with their little girl, leaving his photo-imaging job with the Vancouver Art Gallery. He’s says he’s far from established there, but says the award has helped him get photography work, as well as exhibitions. “Chances are people here have never heard of Emily Carr Institute where I went to school,” he says. “They have little idea about what the photo-imaging department was like at the Vancouver Art Gallery, except from the annual reports I can show. So when they see that I received a national award for my artwork and a couple of newspaper articles where it was written about, they believe more in what I can do.”

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Abstract architectonic devices have been central to David Burdeny’s artistic career since he began showing in 2003. In the past, his black and white images, shot in many parts of the world, explored the effects of symmetry and asymmetry. In his Shorelines series (2001 to 2006), docks, abandoned railway tracks, fences, and pilings often thrust the eye to the point at infinity where the sea melted into the sky. It wasn’t important if they were shot in Richmond, Big Sur, Calais or Japan. At the time, he wrote about his fascination with the light and immensity of the ocean, and his own minuscule place in it. He suggested that the reductiveness of his lens forced viewers to perceive portions of the ocean’s vastness as an unexpectedly formalized landscape. Burdeny mused that the glory of the landscape lay in the small detail in the midst of the water’s size — a slowly moving sky, the sun moving across the surface of boulders, sea foam swirling around pylons. Twelve recently printed images of icebergs and fragments constitute his fall show at Vancouver’s Jennifer Kostuik Gallery.

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Touched by subtle light and often alive with spectral colour, the 11 panoramas and one square introductory piece are the pure subjects of a group of works that continue Burdeny’s interpretation of the ice floes in the Arctic (in Canada’s North and in the oceans off Greenland) and of Antarctica. These new images seamlessly extend a series that began in 2007 with his work Iceberg 01, Greenland that is reminiscent of Lawren Harris’s 1930 painting Icebergs in Davis Strait. Burdeny is aware of the current scientific concern with the unexpectedly rapid melting of ocean ice near both Poles, and the potential consequences of such a catastrophic melt. He believes that human consumption has contributed to global warming, but he didn’t create these images to be a critical part of an ecological dialogue, which he thinks should be left up to experts. He does think that representing the astounding loveliness of the ice should contribute to the desire to do whatever can be done to slow (and even halt) their extinction.

Top: David Burdeny, Ice Filled Lake, Iceland, Chromogenic print, 2008, 64" X 23".

Above: David Burdeny, Weddell Sea Entrance, Antarctica, Chromogenic print, 2007, 69" X 23".

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How did he get so close to the icebergs? Just as other tourists do — in the small boats and Zodiacs supplied by trekking companies. How and when did he become a photographer with such a refined and particular aesthetic? That is another question, for which there is a more complex answer. Burdeny has no exact memory of the first black and white photo he printed in the makeshift darkroom in his bedroom cupboard when he was 12, except that it was a Prairie landscape. The means of expression was new, but his love for the lakes and fields that surrounded Winnipeg, the city where he was born in 1968, was more deeply rooted and would be, in a sense, more long-lasting. Nature, not the urban centre, is his abiding subject, but he also tracks the evidence that attests to the human presence in nature. In 1993 Burdeny graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Winnipeg. Five years after that, he earned a Master of Architecture from the same institution — he still works as an architect, with a second career as an artist.

His university education probably inspired concepts and compositions, but rather than becoming obvious influences, they reinforced Burdeny’s innate desire to strip away non-essentials in order to reveal what was immutable through change in nature. He absorbed the less is more philosophy of Mies van der Rohe and other Bauhaus architects, leading him to a modern appreciation of pure form, and the non-objective shapes of Russian Suprematist Kazimir Malevich’s paintings perhaps affirmed the artist’s knowledge that the spiritual essence of art could be communicated through deceptively simple means. In the three series Burdeny has produced so far atmospheric,landscape compositions fill his lens. Shorelines includes quiet, contemplative images that he captured with medium-format 2 ¼ x 2 ¼-inch and large format 4 x 5-inch Linhof Field cameras. To produce his recent panoramas, he uses an even larger 8 x 10-inch camera. As early as 15 years ago, Burdeny had begun to experiment with low light and night photography, which led to the Shorelines project. At that time he discovered that long exposures (even two to three minutes with an open shutter) produced 54 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008

unexpected and often exciting results. His experimentation was inspired by Japanese fine art photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, whose Theatres series played with the concept of light and exposure, capturing the bright unnaturalness of empty movie theatres as their films flickered. Sugimoto’s Seascapes series also takes on a serene abstractness in its simplicity. Meticulous high resolution development of the black and white (and now colour) film in his darkroom studio or a lab is critical to the final outcome. And as everyone knows, photo reproduction and photo longevity is in a state of constant improvement, so that images purchased today, if kept under proper conditions, might well last an estimated 170 years, perhaps longer than an iceberg.

Top: David Burdeny, Lava Hills, Iceland, Chromogenic print, 2008, 64" X 32".

Above: David Burdeny, Giant Tabular Iceberg in Fog, Antarctica, Chromogenic print, 2007, 69" X 23".

David Burdeny opens his show North/South at the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery in Vancouver on September 11. Burdeny is also represented by Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, and David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, among others.

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CLAY CALGARY GALLERIST VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER WATCHES OVER THE LEGACY OF THIS SOUTHWESTERN ALBERTA ICONOCLAST BY JILL SAWYER Virginia Christopher likes to describe her old friend Luke Lindoe in terms of his uncanny ability with clay. In southwestern Alberta, where he lived off and on for much of his life, he had a knack for searching out the best deposits in an area known for its firstclass studio clay. “He had an intuition about water courses,” she says. “He understood the drift of things in the Cypress Hills, he knew where the deposits would end up.” It was a skill that brought him again and again to those arid river valleys around Medicine Hat, where he could range out onto the prairie, searching for dinosaur bones and inspiration for an outpouring of artistic work — sketches, paintings, pots, plates, sculptures. Christopher knows about the volume of the work, too. A friend of Lindoe’s for 40 years before he died in 2001, she sold his work, contributed to public shows in Calgary and Medicine Hat, became a keeper of stories and a go-between with patrons interested in collecting his work, and for the past seven years has been meticulously documenting and managing his estate. In November, Virginia Christopher Fine Art in Calgary will open a show of Lindoe sculpture and ceramics, one of just a few the gallery has hosted since the artist’s death. It’s important to her to help keep the work out there, to build the value of the estate, but also to make sure this remarkable figure in Canadian ceramics isn’t completely forgotten. Luke Lindoe was born in 1913 into a world that was primitive and pioneer even by the standards of the time. It was a dot called Bashaw, Alberta, on the road between Ponoka and Donalda, but he didn’t stay there long. Only sketchy biographical information exists on Lindoe, and most of that accompanied two retrospective shows in the 1990s — one at the Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary, and the other at the Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery. The catalogue for the 1991 Medicine Hat show, Come Walk With Me, contains a comprehensive interview with the artist, but much of what’s been recorded fades out on the subject of his childhood and early years. He surfaced definitively in the late 1930s, as a student at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art (now the Alberta College of Art and Design), then at the Ontario College of Art. Over the next 20 years, he would discover his facility with clay, not only 58 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008

OPPOSITE: Luke Lindoe, Untitled

RIGHT: Luke Lindoe’s Virgin Mary

(standing female figure), red stone-

and Christ Child, installed on Calgary’s

ware clay, unglazed, 1997, 14.5" X 4".

St. Mary’s Cathedral in 1957.

ABOVE: Luke Lindoe, Petroglyph Mural, 1966-67, Royal Alberta Museum and Archives, Edmonton, Alberta. Photo, Michael Kennedy

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as a fine artist, but also in ceramics production (making ashtrays on demand, for example). He worked for other production studios in Medicine Hat, researched the clay, and searched it out for others. He started his own small studio in Calgary with a couple of art school friends, all the while teaching here and there — Banff and Vancouver — and continuing to paint, sketch, and do his own creative work in ceramics. Lindoe had already begun to develop the spare, modern style in both painting and ceramics that he would continue to evolve throughout his life. He was an artist whose work was a perfect match for his time, and much of his creative work had a stylish, mid-century edge that makes it highly collectible today. He could be temperamental, a trait that Christopher attests to today, and one that dogged him through his life. He abandoned the idea of selling his work, several times, most notably through much of the 1950s. “I resigned from all exhibiting societies in 1952,” Lindoe told Linda Carney of the Medicine Hat Museum in 1992. “I had hit the wall and had neither the wisdom nor the courage to carry on in an environment that I knew was alien to me, but it wasn’t until 1964 or ’65 that I started to get the courage to expose myself artistically again.” In talking to Carney, Lindoe revealed how much his confidence was shaken by a feeling of not being “fashionable” for his time, a revelation that is remarkable in hindsight, given the style of his work. He had been producing prolifically, exhibiting in international ceramics shows, and gathering up a few high-profile public commissions — including the solemn and gorgeous Neo-Gothic cast concrete Virgin Mary and Christ Child on St. Mary’s Cathedral in Calgary. Later he would design and complete the huge panels that front the Provincial Museum in Edmonton, a recreation of the Plains pictographs found in the Milk River region of southern Alberta. Lindoe’s studio ceramics and sculpture can be loosely divided into abstract and utilitarian — he was constantly experimenting with vessels and slabs, testing clays and glazes, trying to find the best match between form and material. Alberta artist and curator Les Graff, who wrote the catalogue for Lindoe’s 1998 retrospective at the Nickle, describes it best. “Luke has focused on the concept of a more universal clay vessel, something that grows out of the medium and the process,” he wrote then. “And if it should serve as a plate or a bowl, that’s fine too.” By the early 1960s, Lindoe was back in Medicine Hat, running a clay production company called Plainsman Clays, and analyzing firing and glazing techniques for the best results (it was during this period that he got and kept a reputation as something of a guru to ceramic artists). It was also at this time that Virginia Christopher met him, through a roommate, Gail, who would become his wife. A student in some ceramics classes Lindoe taught at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art, Christopher says that when she met him, he was doing major sculptural pieces, both figurative and abstract, and building up Plainsman. He was also developing a deep, unshakeable knowledge of kilns and firing. “He would sit there and sip his vodka and let the air in and out,” she recalls. “He would never leave a kiln alone. He just had an instinct for the firing process.” His work for Plainsman absorbed a huge amount of Lindoe’s creative time through the 1960s and 70s, and he all but abandoned public exhibition again. He had been disenchanted with the politics of artists’ organizations, and with the loss of several special pieces that had won international art competitions 60 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008

but come back to him broken. He continued to produce, experimenting with form and technique not only in ceramics but also in painting. His oils at the time, many of them prairie landscapes were pared back, simplified to the point of abstraction — a few rectilinear golden fields, colour subtly shading into colour and disappearing into the horizon, stick-figure birches and fence lines placed in a drift of untouched snow. “I am trying to get that impossible statement about the prairie, and put it all into one painting,” he said about an unsuccessful abstract landscape. “Well, you can’t do it all in one painting. I painted out a bit at a time so that I ended up with just some reds and some grays and some whites.” He was doing significant abstract sculpture, traveling the world to find new clays, techniques, glazes. In everything, he was discovering the perfect clay form for the concept he had in mind. By the mid 1980s, Lindoe had moved out to Kelowna. He hadn’t shown publicly in a long time, and Christopher travelled out to the Okanagan to try to re-establish a friendship with Lindoe and to potentially set up a business transaction. “I went out to Kelowna and looked as his pots and they were wonderful,” she says. She bought a few pieces, and began the personal and professional connection with him that lasts to today.

OPPOSITE: Luke Lindoe, Enigma, cast

ABOVE: Luke Lindoe (at right)

aluminum and bronze, 1979, 32" X 12".

with students Walter Drohan, Robert Gibson, Rolf Ungstead, and Walter

TOP: Luke Lindoe, slab bowl, porce-

Dexter. Photo, collection of

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Pat Drohan

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By the early 1990s, Lindoe was at the peak of his creative talent, as his health was deteriorating. Back in Medicine Hat by then, he was producing stoneware vessels with advanced glazing techniques. “He set up a kiln and in the last years of his life, the work was just rolling out of him,” Christopher says. “He put everything into his work.” The Medicine Hat Museum began to collect the material for Come Walk With Me, and the time was right for a retrospective. Christopher was showing his work occasionally in her own gallery, and was driving regularly to Medicine Hat to visit the Lindoes and look at new work. She’s effusive about the volume and quality of creative work that Lindoe was producing in the last ten years of his life, even as Parkinson’s started to creep in and affect the steadiness of his hands. He was experimenting with porcelain clays, celadon and copper glazes, mostly in the refined, handbuilt slab techniques he had been perfecting all his life. His paintings took on a new depth as well, with linear texture and a refinement of simple forms. “By the late 1990s Luke was just flying,” Christopher says. “He would go into the studio and just make clay. And the ceramics were incredibly, deceptively simple. The ceramics were spectacular.” By this time, Christopher had established the professional relationship with the artist that lasts to this day. Lindoe specified in his will that he wanted her to manage his estate, and she started the process of collecting and cataloguing it and preparing it for sale. Today, in the back room of her gallery on 11 Avenue in Calgary, a crosssection of Lindoe’s paintings in oil and watercolour traces a lifetime on the prairie, and the subtle shifts in technique that mark each decade. Christopher pulls out a selection of ceramic works ready for the show — including large-scale plates with rich, multi-layered celadon glazes, and the organic ornamentation that he worked with often. Since 2001, Christopher has been documenting everything as it’s sold, with the goal of creating a digital catalogue of his lifetime of work. Lindoe is remembered as a teacher and mentor by many artists who have continued to but Alberta ceramics on the map, across the province but particularly in Medicine Hat. Plainsman Clays still exists, and the artist’s public commissions are an instant snapshot of large-scale civic ceramic work — plaques and reliefs — that was popular in mid-century, but like any artist who shied away from prolific public displays, he could be forgotten or he could be widely rediscovered. “I don’t think Luke’s legacy has yet come to fruition,” Christopher says. The Virginia Christopher Fine Art Gallery in Calgary will open a show of Luke Lindoe ceramics and sculpture on November 6.

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Jennifer Saleik (left) and David Foy with Dave and Jenn, You’re a Long Way From the Sea, two-sided painting: mixed media, 2008, 50" X 37" X 6.5".

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The signature on their artworks, and the label references in exhibitions, reads ‘Dave and Jenn’. David Foy and Jennifer Saleik have gone well beyond the usual interpretation of the term ‘collaboration’ and have forged new paths through joint practice, willingly shedding their individual identities and discovering new techniques and creative results in the process. This is how they got there. Foy and Saleik met during their first year at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, moving on to the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, where they ended up in the same major. Both describing themselves as “shy and socially awkward”, they immediately latched on to one another in the painting program. They discovered parallel interests, and by the time they had reached the end of their third year, they realized that the work they produced together in a collaborative sketchbook was more interesting than anything they’d been doing separately. So the ground was laid for “Dave and Jenn” —the sketches became the focus of their painting in their last year at college. Collaborative practice is common within the media arts, but much less so in painting. Yet Dave and Jenn work together through all stages of the creative process, even in talking about it. “Over time, we’ve grown together,” they say. “There were individual strengths, but we’ve been trying to share as much knowledge and skill as possible with each other. When we make decisions we do so together — we both have the right to veto. We work on the same painting at the same time, so it does help when the work is larger in scale. We’ll trade places to make sure one thing doesn’t get too much individual attention.” In the conceptual process, they tend to focus on their individual interests and obsessions, and as the work progresses their separate ideas recombine into new forms and images. Dave and Jenn are partners in art and life — they were married in the

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summer of 2007 and they see very little separation between their artistic practice and their daily lives. “We’re always working on something,” they say. “Maybe it’s easier to be honest and straightforward with each other because we are so interconnected, or maybe it’s the other way around. We just take it for granted.” After graduating from ACAD in 2006, they were shortlisted for the RBC Painting Competition. The competition process helped to transform their work — they were just beginning to decide how they wanted to make paintings together. “We had started off wanting to build mythologies for ourselves and defining ourselves as Canadian painters. We’re really in love with Canadian art from the 1960s and 70s. We’ve started to focus more and more on smaller points — incorporating or hiding within our own work small references to painting styles and images from well recognized names in Canadian painting history.” They cite Tom Thomson, Greg Curnoe, Chris Cran, Kent Monkman. Dave and Jenn describe their work as subconscious terrain, the result of filtering hundreds of disparate references into personal expression. In 2007, participating in the Imaginary Places thematic residency at The Banff Centre, they completed the large, complex painting called We Told

Above: Dave and Jenn, Ask Me Again if That Bear is a Rock, acrylic and mixed media, 2007, 48" X 48".

Right: Dave and Jenn, #1 Won’t Work (if the speed-dial’s broken), mixed media, 2006, 54" X 58".

Opposite: Dave and Jenn, We’re Waiting to Leave (detail), two-sided painting: acrylic with resin and wood, 2008, 23.5" X 29.5" X 4.5".

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Adam We’d Get Over This. Since then, they’ve created a new body of work, including two-sided paintings that stand on plinths, offering a duality of interpretation that seems entirely appropriate. To produce them, Dave and Jenn build up the paint on multiple layers of resin, pouring an initial thin sheet of resin and painting on each side, then layering more resin, painting again, and building surface and perspective up like cel animation. When it’s finished, the painting is a solid thick sheet with each image encased within it at various levels. Each glance mixes the real with the imagined, and offers dual views of the same subject — inside and outside, front and back, and the intersection of time periods. You’re A Long Way From The Sea follows a four-day period documenting a hike, each side showing two days of the experience. A similar piece is called The Old Cartographer’s Swansong. “On one side is the hike that we actually did and the other side is the valley and glacier that were behind the mountain we hiked on,” they explain. “So the side with the glacier is constructed with more imaginings and suppositions than the other side. We like to think of ourselves as really bad amateur cartographers.” Both artists have a strong connection to the natural world, and reference to the environment is clearly evident in their work. “From kindergarten on,

we’ve been told that the planet is in trouble, and ever since then its just slowly sliding. No one seems to really be concerned or know what to do, or really want to do it. It seems like nature and humanity can’t really be reconciled, and it’s hard not to think about or react to that, especially when we come from a country that claims so much of its identity from landscape.” They talk about nature being destroyed and created at the same time — what it would look like if the fabric of time and space were to shift and fall apart. The two-sided paintings collapse time and re-imagine place. Dave and Jenn’s whimsical works, with saturated and neon colours, patterns, smooth surfaces, real and imagined places, and varied layers, are compelling and absorbing, allowing for multiple interpretations of meaning. It’s a practice they plan to carry on for some time, and they’ll continue to work collaboratively, seeing it through its natural progression. They don’t see any division of their practice in the future, although that may change. Right now that’s not even a thought — clearly, the richness of their process and their product comes through the synthesis of two artists merged into one. Dave and Jenn open a show at Calgary’s Skew Gallery on September 4. Their work is also included in fall shows at the Glenbow Museum and Truck Gallery, Calgary. Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008 67

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BY KATHERINE WASIAK Les Manning is an artist, senior arts administrator, advisor, juror, lecturer, workshop leader, and strong advocate for ceramic arts. His passion for the form has taken him around the world, exhibiting in Asia, Europe, Egypt, the United States, New Zealand, Australia and across Canada, and his sculptures are found in collections in Canada, the United States, Japan, Asia, and Europe. “It’s wonderful to be able to do something you’re passionate about,” he says. “I love where my life has taken me.” It’s a long way from the ranch in Provost, Alberta, where Manning grew up, thinking about being a painter. “I was going to be the next Charlie Russell,” he chuckles. “My high school art teacher actually drove me to Calgary to register at the Alberta College of Art. She had that much faith in my ability.” But once there, he discovered clay. “I was attracted to the sculptural and functional aspects of the medium,” he explains. “Coming from rural Alberta, functionality was a big part of our culture.” Several elements have influenced Manning’s art practice, and the Rocky Mountains are high on that list. “The mountains are my spiritual home,” he says. “Regardless of where I live.” It didn’t start out that way. When he moved to Banff in 1970 to start a 25-year stretch as director of The Banff Centre’s ceramics studio, Manning felt claustrophobic in the mountains. “Oddly, when I lived on the prairies I worked vertically, then in Banff I stopped throwing pots, built slab plates and worked horizontally.” His work evolved, moving from its functional root to more sculptural forms, reflecting his growing appreciation of the mountains and his interest in the potential of the medium. “I find inspiration in the dynamic uniqueness of the Rockies,” he says. “I’m particularly attracted to the high country above the tree line and the natural forces that formed it.” Manning uses clay in a painterly fashion, creating abstract landscapes by combining different clay bodies that range from dark stoneware to greys, greens and pinks, to delicate white porcelain. He has been influenced by the Group of Seven and the expressive way they applied paint. He alters his thrown vessels and glazes them with translucent celadon, which reminds him of the colour of Lake Louise. The surface is sandblasted, reducing the sheen and leaving the glaze to pool in areas. He adds silver amalgam to small stress fractures, creating flashes of light reminiscent of sun on water. In recent works, Manning has incorporated elements that reflect the impact of humanity on his beloved landscape, imprinting subtle arches and lines into the clay. Several times a year, Manning’s studio practice is put on hold while he tends to the many provincial, national and international arts organizations Les Manning working at the that have attracted his attention. He served as president Fule International Ceramic Art of the Alberta Potters Association, was a founder and vice Museums in Fu Ping, China president of the Alberta Crafts Council, the first president of 70 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008


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OPPOSITE: Les Manning, Sun Up /

BELOW: Les Manning, War Horses,

Sun Down, stoneware clay, porcelain,

made in Fu Ping, China.

celadon glaze.

RIGHT: Les Manning, Touch the Sky and Wind Form, stoneware clay, porcelain, celadon glaze. Touch the Sky: collection of Cecil Finch.

the Canadian Craft Council, and vice president of the International Academy of Ceramics and representative for North America. He has traveled to 46 countries so far for ceramics-related activities. One recent project involved organizing a team of nine Canadian potters for a residency and exhibition for the official opening of the Canadian Museum at the Fule International Ceramic Art Museums in Fu Ping, China. “We were challenged to work with industrial Chinese clay and glazes, and explore the intersection of our art practice with Chinese culture,” he says. “We left a legacy of almost $200,000 worth of art to start the Canadian collection.” Manning adds that the Canadian Museum is among 12 national museums on the site open in time for the 2008 Olympics. The plan is to establish residency opportunities in China, which will add to the permanent collection. Manning is familiar with the value of residency from his experience overseeing ceramic arts at The Banff Centre. “One of the most important things I’ve learned is the value of bringing people together in a supportive environment,” he says. “These encounters bolster people’s faith in their own ideas, help nurture their concepts, and encourage the exchange of ideas.” He explains that a ‘rest’ from the everyday is priceless. “By removing the demands of home life, regular responsibilities, and the pressure of financial 72 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008

issues, artists find they are free to explore, discover, and create. It can be scary, but it is an invaluable experience.” For the past seven years, Manning has been helping develop the Medalta International Artists-in-Residence Program, located on the Medalta Potteries site in Medicine Hat, Alberta, part of the city’s Historic Clay District and a National Historic Site. “In 2000, I attended the program as an invited artist and was impressed with what they were doing,” he says. The next year, he became the program’s artistic director. He’s enthusiastic about floor plans for the10,000square-foot International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, expected to open in spring 2009 at Medalta. This is the fourth studio facility Manning has been involved in planning, so he’s getting good at it. They have plans to turn a round walk-in kiln into an exhibition space, create forklift access so large pieces can be easily moved, install skylights galore, build 14 large individual studios, and create an area for raku, salt, soda, and smoke kilns, in addition to gas and wood kilns. With this permanent home, plans can proceed to expand the residency program, which currently invites several artists who mentor and work alongside the dozen participants for a month.

The program already attracts artists from Canada, the U.S. and as far away as Japan, Ireland, Greece, and Australia, and with expanded facilities they can build the program to include longer residencies, ranging from three to 12 months. “We want to create an environment where great things can happen,” he says. “I’d also like to see critics and writers included in the program because an outside perspective is necessary for ceramic arts to grow and develop.” Once the new building opens, Manning hopes to step back a little and spend more time in his studio. “My plan was to focus on studio work when I turned 55. However, I’m a little late getting started on that one,” he says, admitting he is now close to 65. Looking back over his 40-year career, he muses, “In many ways I fell into things more than got there by having great knowledge . . . but I do have a great passion. I think my real contribution is in the area of community service. I want to keep ceramic arts in the public eye and get the word out about its value.” Les Manning is represented by Willock & Sax Gallery, Banff; Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON; Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, London, ON; Galerie Carla Koch, Amsterdam; Tong-In Gallery, Seoul. Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008 73

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Toll Free: 800-760-9872 About Canada recently extended its fine art gallery area. Specializing in authentic Canadian art, sculpture, jewellery and giftware the extended gallery provides the opportunity to offer the stunning original works of local photographers Bruno Engler and Doug Leighton, the bold modern oil paintings of Mark Sharp and the captivating watercolours of Thep Thavonsouk. Daily 10 am - 9 pm. CANADA HOUSE GALLERY PO Box 1570, 201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5 T. 403-762-3757 F. 403-762-8052 Toll Free: 800-419-1298 A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art — paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. Located on a spectacular site beside the Bow River in downtown Banff. Discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Rockies. The Museum offers guided tours of Banff’s heritage log homes and cabins; historic walking tours of the Banff townsite; and exhibition tours of the galleries. Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm. BLACK DIAMOND Commercial Gallery TERRA COTTA GALLERY 110 Centre Ave, Box 689 Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5047 Begun as an outlet for their own ongoing work as potters, the ‘dudes’, Evonne and Robert Smulders have created a formidable gallery showing art in diverse media created primarily by artists living in southern Alberta. Wed to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appt. BRAGG CREEK

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.

Commercial Galleries SUNCATCHER’S DESIGN STUDIO 4-Old West Mall, PO Box 840 Bragg Creek,, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-4332 F. 403-278-6299 Now in Bragg Creek, SunCatcher’s has provided custom stained glass and sandcarved glass to the Calgary area since 1979. They offer in-home consultation for custom work. The gallery features a variety of leaded windows, vintage paintings, art glass, new and vintage jewellery, and various artist’s works. Featured artist E. Allan Garrett A.S.A. Wed to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun and Mon noon - 5 pm.

SUMMIT GALLERY OF FINE ART 120 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1E1 T. 403-762-4455 Toll Free: 888-358-4455 This welcoming, spacious gallery features the Canadian landscape through painting, photography and sculpture and offers a large selection of art jewellery, ceramics and hand-blown glass — all informed by nature. Large selection always available even during solo exhibitions. Private viewing room provided. Centrally located at 120 Banff Ave up the stairs. Daily 10 am - 9 pm.

THE ALICAT GALLERY PO Box 463, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-3777 F. 403-949-3777 Located about 30 minutes west of Calgary, the gallery opened in 1987. It represents more than 100 local and Western Canadian artists and artisans working in oils, acrylics and watercolours. Native art, ceramics, carvings, sculpture and ironwork of the finest quality are also shown. Daily 11 am - 5:30 pm.

THE QUEST GALLERY 105 Banff Ave, Box 1046, Banff, AB T1L 1B1 T. 403-762-2722 F. 403-760-2782

Artist-run Galleries ARTIST PROOF GALLERY 2010F 11 St SE, PO Box 6821 Station D Calgary, AB T2P 2E7 T. 403-287-1056 The gallery is part of the Alberta Printmakers’ Society, a non-profit, artist-run organization founded in 1989 to increase public awareness of printmaking as a contemporary fine arts medium, and to provide a resource for printmaking artists. It exhibits the work of local, national and international artists. Facilities include a studio equipped for relief, etching, silkscreen and lithography. Thurs to Sun 11 am - 3 pm, or by appt.

WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 2469, 110 Bison Courtyard, 211 Bear St Banff, AB T1L 1C2 T. 403-762-2214 Toll Free: 866-859-2220 Recently relocated from Waterton Park, the Willock and Sax Gallery carries a diverse selection of Western Canadian historical and contemporary art, with a focus on fine Alberta artists — including original paintings, photography, prints and drawings, functional and fine art ceramics, sculpted/stained/handblown art glass, sculpture, jewellery and woodturning. Daily from 10 am. Public Galleries WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY 107 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1020 Stn 40 Banff, AB T1L 1H5 T. 403-762-6281 F. 403-762-6659 WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160, 111 Bear St Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919


EMMEDIA GALLERY & PRODUCTION SOCIETY 203-351 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C7 T. 403-263-2833 F. 403-232-8372 EMMEDIA encourages and supports independent video, audio and digital media production and provides access to broadcast quality video and audio production and post-production facilities. The gallery promotes exploration and expression of personal, artistic, social, formal or technical issues and ideas with active programming and both theoretical and technical workshops and scholarship programs. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. STRIDE GALLERY 1004 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M7

T. 403-262-8507 F. 403-269-5220 THE NEW GALLERY Unit B27, 200 Barclay Parade SW, PO Box 22451, Bankers Hall RPO, Calgary, AB T2P 5G7 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 From its new location on the second level of Eau Claire Market, Calgary’s oldest artist-run centre is committed to providing a forum for a wide spectrum of critical discourse and multi-disciplinary practices within the contemporary visual arts. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. TRUCK 815 1 St SW, lower level, Calgary, AB T2P 1N3 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737 A non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to promoting hybrid and emerging forms of contemporary art through the public presentation of work by regional, national and international artists. TRUCK contributes to the development and understanding of contemporary art within the Calgary community. Free admission. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries ART CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-543-9900 This landmark building on the NW corner of 7th Ave and Centre St SW in downtown Calgary has been renovated to house artist studios, galleries, and ancillary retail businesses. Centrally located opposite Hyatt Regency Hotel, only one block from Stephen Avenue Walk. For more information or leasing inquiries visit website or call for Sandra Neil. ARTFIRM GALLERY 617 11 AVE SW, Lower Level, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-1344 F. 403-206-1399 Artfirm presents an expanding group of artists working in a full range of media including painting, sculpture, and innovative media. Artfirm is committed to the sale of exceptional, contemporary artwork by local, Canadian and international artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. 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 1331 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T2 T. 403-264-6627 F. 403-264-6628 The gallery showcases an eclectic mix of fine Canadian art and craft. Five minutes from downtown, it is a warm, intimate space in historic Inglewood. Mediums include painting, copper, glass, jewelry, wood, specialty cards, photography and native

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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 am - 6 pm, First Thurs till 8 pm, Sat noon - 6 pm. BRACKEN STUDIO T. 403-554-1523 Discover Marilynn Bracken’s large and colourful abstract and impressionist work at her studio and gallery — along with a collection of varied works by established Western Canadian artists such as Shona Rae, Audrey Mabee, Jim Etzkorn, Cherry Deacon and Chester Lees. Please call ahead. COLLAGE 206-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-3330

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

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Gallery of Canadian Folk Art Glenbow Museum Gerry Thomas Gallery Gibson Fine Art Herringer Kiss Gallery Illingworth Kerr Gallery Marion Nicoll Gallery Mezzanine Gallery Peters Gallery Ruberto Ostberg Gallery The Nickle Arts Museum John Scott Gallery

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Kensington Gallery Loch Gallery Masters Gallery Micah Gallery Newzones Gallery Paul Kuhn Gallery Rubaiyat Gallery Skew Gallery Stephen Lowe Art Gallery Stride Gallery Summit Fine Art The Military Museums Gallery

COTTAGE CRAFT 8330 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-252-3797 F. 403-252-6002

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.

THE CROFT 2105 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-1212 F. 403-214-1409

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.

DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 737 2 ST SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 Recently relocated to the heritage Lancaster Building just off Stephen Avenue Walk. Specializing in high quality fine art — small and large format works — in styles from super-realism to impressionism to semi-abstract. Featuring the work of emerging and well-established artists. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY CALGARY 725 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-264-4414 F. 403-264-4418 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and now in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the

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 Degenhart. 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.

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GALLERY OF CANADIAN FOLK ART 2206A 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W9 T. 403-229-1300 A surprising and unique gallery that exhibits and sells Canadian folk art: furniture, paintings, carvings, textiles, antiques and artifacts gathered from across the country. Presents “uncommon art of the common people.” Wed to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS 14-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-263-1515 Dedicated to the establishment of photography as a collectible art form, the gallery displays a collection of contemporary photography from several established local photographers. All photographs are processed to archival standards. The gallery’s mission is to participate in the education and understanding of the collection of photography as art. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. 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 rang-

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ing from glass sculpture to abstract oil paintings and photography. The gallery, which can accommodate events of up to 300 people, is anchored by a central art deco bar, three plasma screens and a sophisticated sound system. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. GIBSON FINE ART LTD 850 16 Ave SW, 2nd floor, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9 T. 403-244-2000 Now showing the artists of Fosbrooke Fine Arts. The gallery showcases contemporary art in a wide variety of styles and media and of significant regional and national scope from emerging and established artists of the highest quality. Thurs to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 101, 1111 - 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 1111 11 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 The Herringer Kiss Gallery represents provocative and innovative artwork by emerging and mid-career Canadian artists. Artists include Harry Kiyooka, Bill Laing, Marjan Eggermont, Ken Webb, Reinhard Skoracki, David Burdeny, Charles Malinsky, Jeremy Herndl and Elizabeth Barnes. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. INFLUX JEWELLERY GALLERY 201-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-7527 F. 403-266-7524 Specializing in Canadian contemporary art jewellery, INFLUX carries the work of over 40 artists. Find simple and understated objects to wear everyday — or extravagant, sculptural art pieces. Materials range from silver and gold to rubber and felt. Rotating exhibitions. Openings and demonstrations from 5 pm -8 pm on First Thursdays. Mon - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

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JOHN SCOTT GALLERY 111-908 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A3 T. 403-244-9993 F. 403-244-9943 Located in the historic Devenish Building on trendy 17th Ave SW, John Scott Gallery showcases a variety Canadian and international artists. They specialize in contemporary style art including landscapes, still life’s, abstract, and figurative. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 am, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, and by appointment. KENSINGTON FINE ART GALLERY 102-628 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 T. 403-228-2111 F. 403-228-0640 In Calgary since 1968, Kensington Fine Art Gallery features original 21st century Canadian art, including bronze and raku pieces, presented in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. In the Design District on 11th Ave SW between 5th St and 6th St. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. 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. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 Toll Free: 866-202-0888 Established in 1972 and recently opened in Calgary, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada includ-

ing 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.

GALLERY MOVE Emily Barnett and Bart Habermiller have 'patriated' their Summit Fine Art gallery to Calgary from Banff to a location on 10 Ave opposite their sister Skew Gallery. MICAH GALLERY 110 8 Ave SW, Stephen Ave Walk Calgary, AB T2P 1B3 T. 403-245-1340 F. 403-245-1575 The gallery specializes in unique First Nations art and jewellery from across North America. Featured artists include Ernie Whitford, local wood carver; Nancy Dawson, West Coast jeweller; Ernie Scoles, Cree painter; as well as a large selection of Navajo sandpaintings, Inuit soapstones and traditional and contemporary turquoise jewellery. Mon to Wed 10 am - 6 pm, Thur - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Seasonal hours may be in effect, please call. NEWZONES 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 Opened in 1992, Newzones represents leading

names in contemporary Canadian art. The gallery has developed strong regional, national, and international followings for its artists. The focus has been a program of curated exhibitions, international art fairs and publishing projects. Services include consulting, collection building, installation and appraisals. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. NOVA SCOTIAN CRYSTAL 112-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-237-8003 F. 403-237-8069 Toll Free: 888-977-2797 At NovaScotian Crystal, traditional mouth-blown, hand-cut glassware is not so much a craft as a way of life. Running counter to a world-wide trend to mechanization, a small band of craftsmen took matters into their own skilled hands and in 1996 NovaScotian Crystal was born on the Halifax Waterfront — the only maker of handcrafted crystal in Canada. Drop by the new Calgary showroom to experience the beauty of handmade masterpieces. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 724 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 Focuses on national and regional contemporary Canadian paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture; also shows contemporary American prints. Exhibitions change monthly featuring established and emerging artists along with themed group shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. RUBAIYAT GALLERY 722 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7 T. 403-228-7192 From its inception in 1973, Rubaiyat has been a purveyor of the finest quality handcrafts. Whether it be the sumptious color of an off-hand blown glass piece, the grain of exotic wood, or the brilliant combinations of precious metals and stones in its jewellery collection, their aim is to inspire the visitor and craftsman alike. Mon to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm.

RUBERTO OSTBERG GALLERY 2108 18 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3T3 T. 403-289-3388 This bright exhibition space in the residential community of Capitol Hill shows a variety of contemporary art styles and media in an inner city location for artists and art lovers to meet and interact. Some of the work is produced on-site by artists working in the adjoining Purple Door Art Studio space. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. SKEW GALLERY 1615 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 T. 403-244-4445 A recently-opened contemporary art gallery, offering an opportunity for both the uninitiated and the seasoned collector to view or acquire a dynamic range of painting, sculpture and photography from across Canada. Specializing in theme group exhibitions, with a focus on presenting topical art in an informed context. Monthly rotation of shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appt. STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY 2nd level, Bow Valley Square III, 251, 255 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3G6 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981 Specializing in fine art orginals by distinguished Canadian artists of national and international acclaim for over 25 years. Offers an excellent selection of outstanding paintings and sculptures in landscapes, florals, still life, and figurative in contemporary and traditional styles. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. 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. 403-809-4680 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. SWIRL FINE ART & DESIGN 104-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-5337 Tracy Proctor launched Swirl in June 2006, in order to promote other independent artists. The vibrant and diverse artwork draws art lovers from Calgary and further afield. Currently representing ten established and aspiring artists, all from Western Canada, the gallery showcases an abundance of talent with a broad range of styles. Consultations and commissions are available. Mon to Fri 10 am 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. THE COLLECTORS’ GALLERY OF ART 1332 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-245-8300 F. 403-245-8315 Specializing in important Canadian art from the 19th to the 21st century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and Group of Seven. The Collectors’ Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. 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 fram-

ing 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. 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 timehonoured 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.


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THOMPSON LANDRY GALLERY 200-1213 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0V3 The gallery showcases both the new generation of contemporary artists and the great masters of Quebec. It is the only gallery in Calgary specializing in Quebec artists and sculptors. An impressive collection of great masters (A Y Jackson, J-P Riopelle, R Pilot, et al) is housed in a separate room. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 6:00. TRÈPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 A progressive and friendly commercial gallery specializing in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international art. In addition to representing wellknown senior and mid-career artists, the gallery also maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of younger emerging Canadian artists’ work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. TYRRELL CLARKE GALLERY 213-100 - 7 Ave, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-245-4281 VENTURION GALLERY 104-214 11 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0X8 T. 403-264-6234 F. 403-264-6001 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 CafÈ serves lunch 11 am - 4 pm. Inquiries invited for private functions. WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 In the heart of downtown Calgary, Wallace Galleries Ltd. has been a part of the art community since 1986. With regular group and solo shows the gallery is proud to represent some of Canada’s most accomplished and upcoming contemporary artists working in oils, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor as well sculpture and pottery. There is always something visually stimulating to see at Wallace Galleries Ltd. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WEBSTER GALLERIES 812 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-6500 F. 403-263-6501 Since 1980, Webster Galleries Inc. has been a leading specialist in stone sculpture and offers a large collection of Inuit sculpture, oils, watercolours, bronzes, pencil works, ceramics and hand-pulled

The Alberta Society of Artists presents




a juried interprovincial travelling exhibition of

small works JULY 28 - SEPT. 6 Spruce Grove Art Gallery, Melcor Cultural Centre

SPRUCE GROVE, AB (780) 962-0664 Doris Charest, Remembering, Mixed Media

Karin Richter, Athabasca View, Pastel

Opening: Aug. 2, 2 - 4 pm

OCT. 18 - NOV. 16 Crowsnest Pass Allied Arts Association, FRANK, AB

MAY 3 - 19 Leighton Arts Centre, CALGARY, AB (403) 931-3633

Opening: May 3, 2 - 4 pm

(403) 562-2218 Barbara Pankratz, Attainment, MM Collage

2009 Inter-provincial exhibition schedule TBA

Opening: Oct. 18, 2 - 4 pm

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prints within 10,000 square feet of gallery space. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. Cooperative Galleries ARTPOINT GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1139 - 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3G1 T. 403-265-6867 F. 403-265-6867 Housed just behind the CPR tracks in Ramsay, the gallery is home to over 40 artists and members of the artpoint society. In the Upstairs and Downstairs Galleries, members and invited art groups show their work in monthly changing exhibitions — from painting to sculpture; photography to textiles. Turn E from 8 St onto 11 Ave SE and follow gravel road. Thurs & Fri 1 pm - 5 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, or by appointment.

Sep 19 - Oct 11 Joanne MacDonald, Calgary

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

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CENTENNIAL GALLERY 133-125 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P6 T. 403-266-6783 Public Galleries ALLIANCE FRANà AISE GALLERY 1221 2 St SW, 2nd floor, Calgary, AB T2R 0W5 T. 403-245-5662 F. 403-244-3911 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. DEVO ART GALLERY 317 7 Ave SW, 4th Flr TD Square, Calgary, AB T. 403-221-4274 GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 The colourful history of Canada’s West comes alive at Western Canada’s largest museum. Discover the diverse people, stories and events that shaped this region. Glimpse the world beyond Western Canada through special exhibitions and their own eclectic, international collections. Daily 9 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm. Adult $12; Sen $9; Stu $8; under 6 free; family $37.50. Glenbow Shop open daily 10 am 5:30 pm, Thur till 9 pm. ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682 LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8, By Millarville, 16 km south of Calgary off Hwy 22 west Calgary, Alberta T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 Situated on 80 acres of rolling foothills 15 minutes southwest of Calgary, the former home of landscape painter A.C. Leighton represents 50 years in Canadian landscape painting. Changing exhibitions and sales — workshops on painting techniques for various skill levels from beginners to accomplished artists. Located south on Macleod Tr to Spruce Meadows Tr west to 37 St (Hwy 773) and south (then west and south) to 266 Ave W (bottom of big hill, west and south on winding road) to Leighton Centre. Museum entrance 50 yds south of Centre. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. MARION NICOLL GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7625 F. 403-289-6682 MEZZANINE GALLERY 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1T1 T. 403-220-4913

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THE MILITARY MUSEUMS GALLERY 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T3E 1T8 T. 403-984-2850 F. 403-974-2858 THE NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM University of Calgary, 434 Collegiate Bd NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-7234 F. 403-282-4742 A broadly focused public gallery that is an integral part of the University of Calgary. 18 to 24 exhibitions per year focus on contemporary western Canadian art and on numismatics, reflecting the museum’s two major collections. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thur to 9 pm, Sat 1 pm - 5 pm (May through Aug, Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm only). TRIANGLE GALLERY OF VISUAL ART 104-800 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403-262-1737 F. 403-262-1764 Dedicated to the presentation of contemporary Canadian visual arts, architecture and design within a context of international art, the gallery is engaged in the advancement of knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices through a balanced program of visual art exhibitions to the public of Calgary and visitors. Admission fee: Adults - $2.00; Senior/Students - $1.00; Family - $5.00; Members of the Triangle Gallery - Free. Annual Membership - $25.00. Free admission on Thursdays. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. CAMROSE Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St, Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 888-672-8401 Fresh, vibrant and alive describe both the artwork and the experience when you visit this recently restored gallery. You will discover a diverse group of both emerging and established artists including J. Brager, B. Cheng, R. Chow, H. deJager, K. Duke, J. Kamikura, E. Lower Pidgeon, J. Peters, A. Pfannmuller, K. Ritcher, D. Zasadny — all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appt. 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 CORNER GALLERY 705 Main St, Box 8110, Canmore, AB T1W 2T8 T. 403-678-6090 Toll Free: 800-649-7948 Original works by Canadian artists — Elaine Fleming, Mike Svob, Tinyan, Min Ma and Vilem Zach. Paintings, pottery, bronze, soapstone, jade, photography and raku. Phone for hours. Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 COCHRANE Commercial Galleries RUSTICA ART GALLERY #4-123 2 Ave West, PO Box 1267, Rustic Market Square, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B3 T. 403-851-5181 Toll Free: 866-915-5181 Housed in a rustic log building in downtown Cochrane, this warm and inviting gallery specializes in fine art original paintings and sculpture by local and Western Canadian artists notably the Western Lights Group (Murray Phillips, Roger D. Arndt, Jonn Einerssen, Brent Heighton and Vance Theoret). Local artists include Rick Berg, Lisa Wirth, Ann Perodeau, Shannon Luyendyk and Lorri PullmanMacDonald. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Established in 1982 as an independent, cooperatively-run fine art printshop, the SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists) mandate is to promote, facilitate and communicate print and printrelated contemporary production. A complete print shop and related equipment are available to members. Ten exhibitions are scheduled each year. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.

STUDIO WEST BRONZE FOUNDRY & ART GALLERY PO Box 550, 205 - 2 Ave SE, Industrial Park Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7 T. 403-932-2611 F. 403-932-2705 Original bronze works both finished and in progress at Canada’s largest sculpture foundry. Free tours of the lost-wax methods of bronze casting. Also paintings, western prints, Pioneer Women’s Museum, artifacts and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, evenings by appointment and call (403) 9322611 for weekend hours. In Cochrane, 15 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A.

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.

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. 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 2004) Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 T. 403-335-8735 F. 403-335-8736 Specializing in original works by emerging artists of Central Alberta, the gallery shows more than 120 works by 25 central Alberta artists. The approachable and welcoming atmosphere is ideal for browsing and buying. Full custom framing services available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. DRUMHELLER Commercial Gallery MELTING POT GALLERY 196 1 St W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y4 T. 403-823-2483 F. 403-272-0222 Cooperative Gallery BADLANDS GALLERY Box 836, 50C 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-8680 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

ART BEAT GALLERY 26 St Anne St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E9 T. 780-459-3679 F. 780-459-3677 Located in the Arts and Heritage District of St. Albert, this family-owned business specializes in original artwork by Western Canadian artists. Paintings in all media, sculpture, pottery, and art glass. Home and corporate consulting. Certified picture framer. Part of St. Albert Artwalk - May through August. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 Specializing in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art since 1975 from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Jane Ash Poitras, 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.

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GALLERY HRS: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday | 11am-4pm Saturday #L14, Art Central 100 - 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 [t] 403.263.1515

CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave , Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z9 T. 780-439-8210 F. 780-435-0429 This storefront gallery and studio, in the Mill Creek area of Old Strathcona, features the work of Edmonton artist Christl Bergstrom, both recent and past work including still lifes, portraits, nudes and landscapes. Mon to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat by appt. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and now in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt. FRINGE GALLERY 10516 Whyte Ave - lower Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4 T. 780-432-0240 F. 780-439-5447 FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-488-2952 Located in Edmonton’s gallery walk district. Since 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 St, Edmonton, AB T6C 3B4 and at 11817 80 St, Edmonton, AB T5B 2N6 T. 780-465-6171

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2008 Fall Exhibitions Daphne Odjig - September 27 to October 9 Linus Woods - October 18 to 30

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Christmas Celebration (various artists) November 29 to December 11

Daphne Odjig, In Tune with the Infinite, serigraph

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4 0 3 .2 4 2 .4 628 KOHON DESIGNS INC 143-10309 107 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K3 T. 780-428-6230 F. 780-428-6249 Kohon Designs, situated in the heart of downtown Edmonton, offers signature style and quality in custom furniture design, original artwork, photography, glassware and sculpture. The European look and complementary cappuccino bar create a pleasant environment. Their professional consultation services include leasing options for corporate and business collections. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. LANDO GALLERY 11130 - 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 Edmonton’s largest commercial art gallery in the centre of Edmonton was established as Lando Fine Art in 1990 by private art dealer Brent Luebke. It continues to provide superior quality Canadian and international fine art, fine crafts, custom framing, art leasing, appraisals and collection management. The gallery also buys and sells Canadian and international secondary market fine art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt. 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.


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PRO’S ART GALLERY & FRAMING 101-10604 178 St, Edmonton, AB T5E 2S3 T. 780-486-6661 Pro’s Art specializes in original oils and giclÈes from both established & emerging artists. Landscapes, still lifes, figurative works and florals are all well represented. They also offer professional art instruction and fine art framing. 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. TU GALLERY 10718-124 St., Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1 T. 780-452-9664 WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 Established in 1975, this fine art gallery is known for representing leading artists from across Canada — paintings, sculpture and glass art in traditional and contemporary styles. Exhibitions via e-mail available by request. Second location in Victoria. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Cooperative Galleries SPRUCE GROVE ART GALLERY Melcor Cultural Centre, 420 King St, PO Box 3511 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A8 T. 780-962-0664 F. 780-962-0664 Administered by the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove, the gallery is located in a new building along with the Spruce Grove Library. It shows original works by members of the AAC with a new featured artist every 3 weeks. They host several members’ shows each year, as well as an Albertawide Seniors & Open Art Competition. They sponsor ongoing classes for adults and children. Mon to Sat 10 am - 8 pm. THE STUDIO GALLERY 11 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E3 T. 780-460-5993 F. 780-458-7871 Public Galleries ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 10186-106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4 T. 780-488-5900 F. 780-488-8855 Alberta’s only public gallery dedicated to fine craft presents four exhibitions in the main gallery each year. The Discovery Gallery features new works by ACC members. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine crafts including pottery, blown glass, jewelry, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more. All are hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; closed Sun. ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 100-10230 Jasper Ave, 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. 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 FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081

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MCMULLEN GALLERY University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112 St Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7 T. 780-407-7152 F. 780-407-7472

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.

MULTICULTURAL PUBLIC ART GALLERY 5411 51 St, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7 T. 780-963-2777 F. 780-963-0233 PROFILES PUBLIC ART GALLERY, ARTS & HERITAGE FOUNDATION 19 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9537 Located in the historic Banque d’Hochelaga in St. Albert, the gallery features contemporary art, usually by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sulpture, video, quilts, glass and ceramics at both the provincial and national level. Monthly exhibitions, adult lectures and workshops, “Looking at Art” school tours, art rental and sales plus a gallery gift shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm. ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM 12845 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 T. 780-453-9100 F. 780-454-6629

EMPRESS Artists’ Studios DEAN FRANCIS AT SAGEBRUSH STUDIOS Box 296, Empress, AB T0J 1E0 T. 403-565-2039 Toll Free: 877-565-2039 Original Dean Francis paintings and Fran Hartsook pottery. Experience the art, the galleries, the gardens, the prairies. Annual Artist Reception/Open House first weekend in June; Booth in Roundup Centre at Calgary Stampede; Booth in Equiplex at Spruce Meadows ëMasters’ Tournament. Open by appointment May (long weekend) to Sep (long weekend). FORT MACLEOD

THE WORKS GALLERY 200-10225 100 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 0A1 T. 780-426-2122 F. 780-426-4673


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210 Col Macleod Blvd, PO Box 1539 Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 T. 403-553-3020 Located at 210 Col Macleod Blvd (Main Street) in historic Fort Macleod, the gallery features paintings, photography, giclÈes, ceramics and handcrafted leather products by Western Canadian artists. Also featured are bronze sculptures by wellknown Alberta sculptor Linda Stewart. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. FORT MCMURRAY Commercial Gallery ARTWORKS GALLERY 9917 Biggs Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1S2 T. 780-743-2887 F. 780-743-2330 Public Gallery KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979 GRANDE PRAIRIE Public Gallery PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 103-9856 97 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7K2 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 The largest public gallery serving NW Alberta and NE British Columbia. In March 2007, gallery ser-

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vices 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 From their studios Bob and Connie Pike produce a wide range of art and fine craft. Bob works in metal, making gates, art boxes, tables and assorted architectural accents. Connie makes high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-akind pieces to an extensive selection of functional pottery for everyday use. Studio tours available by appointment.

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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 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 Under the direction of Sharon Conklin, the gallery highlights a Canadian collection of original artwork including paintings and giclees by local artists Bill Brownridge, David Daase, Patti Dyment, Brenda Harper, Wayne Milburn; and photography by Wieslaw Pohorak, along with a variety of unique jewellery items. Open daily.

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THE GALLERY ON MAIN 4910 50 Ave, 2nd Flr, Lacombe, AB T4L 1Y1 T. 403-782-3402 F. 403-782-3405 Located just off Hwy. 2 in the heart of Historic Downtown Lacombe, this gallery boasts the largest selection of original art in central Alberta. Representing over 60 Alberta artists, the gallery’s selection covers a wide variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. LETHBRIDGE Commercial Galleries JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341 TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 866-380-2787

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Commercial Galleries STEADFAST GALLERY 5021 50 St, Lacombe, AB T4L 1X9

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Cooperative Galleries POTEMKIN TOO 317 6 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C7 T. 403-320-9704 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.

NEW GALLERY / NEW OWNER In Lacombe, Laverne Jones recently took over as the owner and Director of The Gallery On Main while Melvyn Herrick doubled the local gallery population with the launch of her Steadfast Gallery. 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 THE STATION CULTURAL CENTRE PO Bag 20, 53 North Railway St Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1 T. 403-938-3204 F. 403-938-8963 RED DEER 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 4930 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 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 AND DISTRICT ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 4B-4929 50 (Ross) St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X9 T. 403-358-3505 F. 403-358-3552 RED DEER MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY 4525 47A Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 Three galleries featuring local, national and international artists. Exhibits change every six to eight weeks. The permanent gallery honours the history of the Red Deer region, with a special emphasis on First Nations People, immigrant settlers, rural life and the birth of a city. Mon to Sun noon - 5 pm, Wed noon - 9 pm. Closed Statutory Holidays. 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 WATERTON

BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES ABBOTSFORD Commercial Gallery CHARISMA GALLERY 33339 S Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B2 T. 604-852-3999 F. 604-852-3315 Toll Free: 866-852-3999 Founded in 1983, the gallery shows a wide selection of original artworks and limited edition prints by Canadian and international artists. Owner Rod Bishop is pleased at the development of a West Coast style of art and notes its emergence in the collector community. He has an ongoing commitment to connect the artist with the collector in a relaxed atmosphere. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm. ARMSTRONG Public Gallery ARMSTRONG SPALLUMCHEEN ART GALLERY 3415 Pleasant Valley Rd, Box 308 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 T. 250-546-8318 BOWEN ISLAND Public Gallery GALLERY AT ARTISAN SQUARE Box 211, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 T. 604-947-2454 F. 604-947-2460 CAMPBELL RIVER Public Gallery CAMPBELL RIVER & DISTRICT PUBLIC ART GALLERY 1235 Shopper’s Row Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7 T. 250-287-2261 COMOX, BC Cooperative Gallery PEARL ELLIS GALLERY 1729 Comox Ave, PO Box 1286 Comox, BC V9M 7Z8 T. 250-339-2822

Commercial Galleries GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 101 Clematis Ave, Waterton Lakes Resort Waterton, AB T. 403-859-2150 This seasonal gallery complements Gerry’s galleries in Edmonton and Calgary, celebrating the natural beauty of Southern Alberta with original art work by Alberta artists. May to Sept.


GUST GALLERY 112A Waterton Ave Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535 The Gust Gallery embraces the art and landscapes of Southern Alberta reflected by the extraordinary talents of artists working in 2 and 3 dimensional mediums. Open daily mid-May to end-September.

Commercial Gallery TIMMS FINE ART GALLERY 267 Fifth St, Courtenay, BC V9N 1J5 T. 250-334-8877 Toll Free: 866-334-8877

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 Owned by fine art photographer, Leon Strembitsky, and painter/musician, Colleen McGinnis, Caelin Artworks has been in operation since 1988. Located in an historic home in downtown Wetaskiwin, this studio/gallery showcases primarily their own work, and also puts the ĂŹfineĂŽ into the art of picture framing. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.

Numa Falls by Caprice, oil on canvas, 40� x 50�


&IRST 0RIZE Helmut Langeder SCA The Ritz, Montreal 20� x 28� oil on canvas

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 CRANBROOK Public Gallery CRANBROOK & DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL PO Box 861, 32A 11 Ave S Cranbrook, BC V1C 4J6

3ECOND 0RIZE Yetvart Yaghdjian SCA Fall in Halliburton 20� x 30� oil on masonite

Society of Canadian Artists SociĂŠtĂŠ des Artistes Canadiens

4HIRD 0RIZE Stephen Elliott SCA Table with Henscratch 15� x 22� encaustic, oil



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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 GALIANO ISLAND Commercial Galleries GALIANO ART GALLERY 33 Manzanita Rd at Sturdies Bay Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-3539 F. 250-539-3505 INSIGHT ART GALLERY 157 Georgeson Bay Road Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-5080 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 GOLDEN Commercial Gallery LEGACY OF LIGHT GALLERY 828 10 Ave S, PO Box 682, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T. 250-344-5989 Toll Free: 866-344-5955 Post-photographic, staged tableaux in various themes are displayed along with local landscapes, and wildflowers, fine art oils, kiln cast glass, pottery, jewellery, bronze and mammoth tusk scrimshaw. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. 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

88 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008 Public Gallery COLUMBIA VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL - PYNELOGS GALLERY 1720 4 Ave (at Kinsmen Beach), PO Box 2345 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-4423 KAMLOOPS Commercial Gallery HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 167 4 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 Public Galleries KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-377-2400 F. 250-828-0662 Experience changing exhibitions of regional, national, and international contemporary art within four distinct gallery spaces at one of Canada’s strongest regional public art museums. Even the building is a contemporary ‘masterpiece’ designed by awardwinning architect Peter Cardew. Also home to The Gallery Store, a quality gift shop. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY VISUAL ART GALLERY Student St, Old Main Building, Box 3010 Kamloops, BC V2C 5N3 T. 250-828-5480 F. 250-371-5950

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

sion: 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.

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 newest contemporary art gallery, Sopa prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art with new exhibitions opening the first Thursday each month. With a special interest in abstraction, Sopa features thoughtful, innovative, and compelling works; in the media of painting, sculpture, and assemblage. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appointment. 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 ART GALLERIES Suites 7, 8, and 9 Tutt Street Square, Mail to 9-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 Tutt Art Galleries (TAG) is a recognized dealer of original contemporary fine art — representing regional, national and international artists whose works have built or enhanced private, corporate, and government collections, in Canada and abroad. TAG welcomes the opportunity to assist both budding 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. Admis-

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

Public Gallery KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL - THE GALLERY AT CENTRE 64 64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley, BC V1A 2J2 NANAIMO Commercial Galleries BAD BOYS MOSAICS 426 Fitzwilliam St (at Richards St) Nanaimo, BC V9R 5K6 T. 250-616-2905 GALLERY 223 223 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G8 T. 250-741-1188 F. 250-741-0868 Cooperative Galleries 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 Gallery OXYGEN ART CENTRE 707-622 Front St, (enter from alley at 302 Vernon St), Nelson, BC V1L 4B7 T. 250-352-6322 TOUCHSTONES NELSON: MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 502 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E8 T. 250-352-9813 F. 250-352-9810 OLIVER, BC Commercial 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 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 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. Public Gallery THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC T. 250-752-6133 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

LeRoy Jensen & Gabrielle Jensen September 20th to October 8th, 2008

MORLEY MYERS STUDIO & GALLERY 7-315 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-537-4898 F. 250-537-4828 The gallery shows the progression of earlier works of stone to Morley Myers’ latest bronze creation. In the lower level studio you can see and visit with the artist at work on his next piece. His work is influenced by cross-cultural indigenous art forms. Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm or by appt.

LeRoy Jensen, Return to Catalonia, oil on canvas, 36� x 24“


JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 3-110 Purvis Lane, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S5 T. 250-537-1589 F. 250-537-9766 Toll Free: 800-474-6705

PEGASUS GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART Mouat’s Mall, 1-104 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-2421 F. 250-537-5590 Established in 1972, the gallery presents contemporary jewellery, paintings, sculptures and glassware (including originals and prints by Salt Spring’s Carol Evans). Pegasus specializes in museum quality antique basketry and work by Northwest Coast native carvers. Open year round. 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

Newly released estate oil paintings by LeRoy Jensen shown alongside new portrait paintings by his daughter, Gabrielle Jensen

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

3104 Grace Point Square • Salt Spring Island, BC Toll free 1.866.537.8822 • Preview online at:

Original Canadian Art Since 1964 KEN CAMPBELL Equinox - Patterns of Balance


Public Galleries 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 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.


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


J. MITCHELL GALLERY 3104 Grace Point Square, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 The J. Mitchell Gallery represents many of the finest Gulf Island artists, exclusively. The gallery’s extraordinary collection of art in a broad range of media, showcases the dynamic and innovative work of these accomplished local artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 3 pm.

Commercial 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. 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

FRANCINE GRAVEL Future of a Shooting Star


Avenir d’une Êtoile filante #2, 30" x 36", oil on linen

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.


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Access Artist Run Centre Artspeak Gallery Amelia Douglas Art Gallery Art Gallery at Evergreen Centre Burnaby Art Gallery Gallery Fourteen Japanese Canadian National Museum Maple Ridge Art Gallery Surrey Art Gallery Tribal Spirit Gallery Van Dop Gallery Appleton Galleries Art Beatus Art Emporium Art Works Gallery Asian Centre


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Belkin Art Gallery FibreEssence Gallery Jenkins Showler Gallery LindaLando Fine Art Marshall Clark Dall Galleries Museum of Anthropology Omega Gallery Peter Ohler Fine Art Richmond Art Gallery Sidney & Gertrude Zach Gallery White Rock Gallery Atelier Gallery Jacana Gallery Kurbatoff Art Gallery Autumn Brook Gallery Tracey Lawrence Gallery Aurora Gallery Ayden Gallery Diskin Galleries Bau-Xi Gallery Winsor Gallery Bel Art Gallery

VANCOUVER Artist-run Galleries ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 206 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 T. 604-689-2907 ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912 GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196 GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073

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Bellevue Gallery Buckland Southerst Gallery Ferry Building Gallery Gala 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 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Catriona Jeffries Gallery Eliott Louis Gallery Centre A Chali-Rosso Gallery Ian Tan Gallery Charles H. Scott Gallery Crafthouse Gallery Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery

HELEN PITT GALLERY 102-148 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5 T. 604-681-6740 F. 604-688-2826 OR GALLERY 101-480 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5E4 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302 WESTERN FRONT GALLERY 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1 T. 604-876-9343 F. 604-876-4099 Commercial Galleries APPLETON GALLERIES 1451 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8 T. 604-685-1715 F. 604-685-1721

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

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Heffel Gallery La Galerie du Centre Petley Jones Gallery Eclektica Gallery Edzerza Gallery Lattimer Gallery Exposure Gallery Gallery Jones Third Avenue Gallery Gallery Gachet Jeffrey Boone Gallery grunt Gallery Harrison Galleries Or Gallery Hasty Hawk Gallery Havana Gallery Helen Pitt Gallery Hill’s Native Art Howe Street Gallery Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Isabella Egan Gallery JEM Gallery Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

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

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Joyce Williams Gallery Little Mountain Gallery House of the Spirit Bear Monny’s Gallery ODI Gallery Pendulum Gallery Red Galleria Rendez-Vous Art Gallery Republic Gallery Robert Held Gallery Spirit Wrestler Gallery The IronWorks Trunk Gallery Uno Langmann Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver East Cultural Centre Gallery 58 Westbridge Fine Art 59 Western Front Gallery

dynamic contemporary Canadian and International artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles including original canvases, sculptures, monoprints and limited editions. Feature exhibitions change monthly. Conveniently located in the entertainment district on the edge of Yaletown. Deliver locally and ship worldwide. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. ATELIER GALLERY 2421 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-732-3021 Established in 1974, the Atelier Gallery represents, exhibits, and promotes Canadian artists. Director John Ramsay strives to present work by artists of commitment and talent, providing a venue for their work; encouraging public awareness and the support of new trends and fresh voices. The gallery’s focus is on painting and drawing from emerging and mid-career artists in a variety of media. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. AUTUMN BROOK GALLERY 1545 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1L6 T. 604-737-2363 AYDEN GALLERY 88 W Pender St, Tinseltown Mall, 2nd Flr Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-891-4310 BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 BEL ART GALLERY Canada Export Centre, 100-602 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1P2 T. 604-924-3719 F. 604-924-3719 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.

NEW NAME / OWNERSHIP Alano Edzerza has purchased the former Bent Box Gallery in the Waterfall Building and re-launched it as the Edzerza Gallery. BLANKET CONTEMPORARY ART INC 758 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E3 T. 604-709-6100 BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 An eclectic gallery owned by Mary Southerst and Richard Buckland. Mary opened her first gallery in Vancouver in 1972 and since then has been managing galleries both in Spain and Vancouver. Their aim is to hang quality art without too high a price tag. The gallery represents 12 artists, many with international roots. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm, Sun noon to 5 pm. BUSCHLEN MOWATT GALLERY 1445 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2T3 T. 604-682-1234 F. 604-682-6004 A leading gallery of contemporary Canadian and international art, opened in 1979, Buschlen Mowatt has earned a global reputation for showcasing some of the world’s most esteemed artists, for producing museum calibre exhibitions and for distinguishing emerging talent. A second location opened in Palm Desert, Ca in 2001. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. CANVAS GALLERY 91 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9 T. 604-609-9939 F. 888-202-7805 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 DIANE FARRIS GALLERY 1590 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-737-2629 F. 604-737-2675 Founded in 1984, the gallery has developed into an internationally recognized showcase for contemporary Canadian and international art, and is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent. They endeavour to draw in and include those who are new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. DISKIN GALLERIES 88 W Pender St, Tinseltown Mall Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 604-724-4667 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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DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY 2335 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293 DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1558 West 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and now in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading Contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the International playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt. EAGLE SPIRIT GALLERY 1803 Maritime Mews (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC T. 604-801-5205 Toll Free: 888-801-5277 ECLEKTICA ART SPACE 568 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5 T. 778-330-6610 EDZERZA GALLERY 1536 W 2 Ave (Waterfall Building) Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-731-4874 Under the direction of artist Alano Edzerza, the gallery is focused on promotion of art of the Northwest Coast. Featuring finely-crafted jewellery, woodcarving and prints from leading and emerging artists. Highlighting works by: Bill Reid, Darren Joseph, Douglas Horne, Trevor Hunt, Beau Dick and Dorothy Grant. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sun and Mon noon - 5 pm. ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2243 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611 ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 1-258 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6

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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, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. 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). GALA GALLERY 2432 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L1 T. 604-913-1059 The gallery features original contemporary Canadian and international art: paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and glass. It focuses on works with established market values — often through recorded auction results — and a potential for further appreciation. Tues to Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm and by appt. GALLERY FOURTEEN 614 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1A5 T. 604-519-1815 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. The gallery directors have 40 years experience in international art dealing and they love the art they show. Exhibitions change monthly. Tues - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. 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 HASTY HAWK GALLERY 802 East Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R6 T. 778-371-3189

HOUSE OF THE SPIRIT BEAR GALLERY 3957 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P3 T. 604-708-4114 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 ISABELLA EGAN GALLERY 212 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6K 3B8 T. 604-669-7557 JACANA GALLERY 2435 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 Jacana Gallery opened in Vancouver in 2000. The Gallery proudly represents more than 20 Canadian and international artists working in various media and styles. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

MARILYN S. MYLREA STUDIO ART GALLERY 2341 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2450 F. 604-736-2458

JEFFREY BOONE GALLERY 140 - 1 East Cordova St., Vancouver, BC V6A 4H3 T. 604-838-6816 JEM GALLERY 225 Broadway St East, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W4 T. 604-879-5366

MARSHALL CLARK DALL GALLERY 1373 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z7 T. 604-536-5821 F. 604-536-5861

JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445 Established in 1990, representing important traditional and significant contemporary Canadian artists, this eclectic gallery features quality original works of art - paintings, sculptures and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and seasoned collectors in making informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

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.

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

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

LINDALANDO FINE ART 2001 W 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y7 T. 604-266-6010 F. 604-266-6010

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LIONS BAY ART GALLERY PO Box 396, West Vancouver, BC V0N 2E0 Lions Bay Centre, 350 Centre Rd Lions Bay, BC V0N 2E0 T. 604-921-7865 F. 604-921-7865 At the former Studio Art Gallery, clients are encouraged to regard art as an emotional as well as financial investment. Artists’ work can be viewed on the website and brought for approval to locations on the Lower Mainland, or the gallery ships all over the world. Located only 10 minutes past Horseshoe Bay on the Squamish Highway. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat till 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appointment.

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.

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.

HAVANA GALLERY 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 T. 604-253-9119 F. 604-253-9181

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.

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 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. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

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 and 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture, and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. RED GALLERIA 2152 Main St. (at 6th), Vancouver, BC V5T 3C5 T. 604-872-8873 F. 604-872-8846 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. THE IRONWORKS 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-681-5033 F. 604-681-5033 THIRD AVENUE GALLERY 1727 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-738-3500 F. 604-738-0204 The Third Avenue Gallery returns under the direction of Michael Bjornson representing emerging and established, contemporary Canadian artists. It exhibits visually stimulating art, emanating from leading edge, creative thinking and expression. Exhibition emphasis is on artists who express visual and intellectual poignancy, creatively and aesthetically. Wed to Fri noon - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm.

TRACEY LAWRENCE GALLERY 1531 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 16 T. 604-730-2875 F. 604-730-2870 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. TRUNK GALLERY 1755 West Third Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-739-0800 F. 604-669-0829

NEW GALLERY WEST VAN Brad McNeill recently opened his Sun Spirit Gallery on Marine Dr in Dundarave. UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 800-730-8825 This internationally recognized gallery is Canada’s foremost specialist in the finest quality European and North American paintings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The elegant, neo-classical surroundings of the gallery also showcase a careful selection of antique furniture, silver and objets d’art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appt. 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 YALETOWN GALLERY 123-1206 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2Y5 T. 604-687-2787 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

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


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



FIBREESSENCE GALLERY 3210 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC V6S 2B7 T. 604-738-1282 GRANVILLE ISLAND GALLERY 1494-4 Old Bridge St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-725-7515 LITTLE MOUNTAIN STUDIOS 195 E 26 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 2K4 T. 604-551-2284 MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1724 This intimate gallery, with an adjacent studio, features outstanding original hand-pulled prints. Exhibitions change monthly and feature contemporary printmaking from artists across Canada and internationally. Knowledgable staff can also help choose from over 1000 original prints made by its members in the Malaspina studio. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm. 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

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BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3 T. 604-682-3455 F. 604-682-3310 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

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CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710 FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave, Ambleside Landing West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C2 T. 604-925-7290 F. 604-925-5913 JAPANESE CANADIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 6688 Southoaks Cr, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7 T. 604-777-7000 LA GALERIE DU CENTRE 1551 West 7 Ave, Le Centre Culturel Francophone Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-736-9806 F. 604-736-4661 MAPLE RIDGE ART GALLERY 11944 Haney Place - in The ACT Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1 T. 604-467-5855 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 Closed for renovations until March 2009 PENDULUM GALLERY 885 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC T. 604-872-6991 F. 604-876-5374


PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 T. 604-986-1351 F. 604-986-5380 RICHMOND ART GALLERY 180-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 T. 604-247-8300 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.

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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. Second 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 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 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 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 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 For over thirty years, Open Space has been a substantive entity for professional artists who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to art-making, as well as a touchstone for young and emerging artists. It reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across Canada and beyond. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.

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

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.

THIRD LOCATION Winchester Galleries has opened another location at 796 Humboldt in downtown Victoria. CHOSIN POTTERY 4283 Metchosin Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 3Z4 T. 250-474-2676 F. 250-474-2676 From their studio set in a beautiful, award-winning garden of a renovated house from the turn of the century, Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle produce a wide range of work, mainly in high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-a-kind pieces for decoration or contemplation to an excellent selection of functional pottery for everyday use. One half hour north of Victoria via Hwy 1, Exit 10 to Hwy 14 (Sooke Rd) and Metchosin Rd. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. DALES GALLERY 537 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R3 T. 250-383-1552 F. 250-383-1552 This long-established gallery in Victoria’s Chinatown was recently restored and is moving in a new direction with original artwork and with a focus on photography. A warm and inviting space, supporting book launches and artists of all sorts. On-site conservation and custom framing are available with the guidance of friendly, knowledgeable staff. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328 GALERIE SORANCE 137-1325 Bear Mountain Parkway Victoria, BC V9B 6T8 T. 250-590-8989 F. 250-984-0799 Dedicated to the promotion of local and international artists, Galerie Sorance brings to Vancouver Island modern and contemporary artists, many of whom attend the gallery throughout the year. Helpful staff offer advice to all who have an interest in fine art, welcoming both the first-time buyer and the seasoned collector. Wed to Sat 11:30 am - 4:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. HILL’S NATIVE ART 1008 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 T. 250-385-3911 F. 250-385-5371

Toll Free: 866-685-5422 MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 MAY IP-LAM GALLERY 655A Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 3L6 T. 250-384-1629 Chinese brush paintings by May Ip-Lam, Anna Au and Alice Mac; 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. MORRIS GALLERY 428 Burnside Rd E (on Alpha) Victoria, BC V8T 2X1 T. 250-388-6652 F. 250-386-6612 Early drawings and watercolors by Myfanwy Spencer-Pavelic; innovative “suspended acrylics” by Terrance Finnie; boldly coloured acrylics by Linda Molloy; colorful west coast watercolors by Joanne Thomson; west coast images in soft pastels by D.F. Gray; diverse paintings by Jan Brouwer; handpulled serigraphs by Roy Henry Vickers. Openings on last Friday. Custom framing. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. ON CANVAS 538-B Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K8 T. 250-385-8090 F. 250-385-8090 Over the last five years On Canvas has attracted a wide range of artists and art lovers up the stairs to where its brick walls, wooden floors and skylit ceiling resonate with the soul of old Victoria while offering an exciting venue for quality art. The gallery features artworks by local artists in a range of media and styles from modern to contemporary. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm. P.S. GALLERY AT PLACE 3-3690 Shelbourne St, Victoria, BC V8P 4H2 T. 250-381-3488 F. 250-381-3466 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.


LUMINOUS JOURNEY THROUGH BC CHRISTINE REIMER, BFA September 11 – 25th Artist Reception: September 14, 1 – 4pm Located at The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa 2536 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC tel: 250.656.6246 |

Gallery hours: 10am - 5:30pm Mon - Sat, 12pm - 4pm Sun

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

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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 Vil-

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lage. 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. Cooperative Galleries 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 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

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p.s. gallery at Place Hill’s Native Art Martin Batchelor Gallery May Ip-Lam Gallery Ministry of Casual Living On Canvas Open Space 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.

NEW GALLERIES IN VICTORIA Calgary-based Artevo Gallery has opened on Fort St while the Galerie Sorance has opened on Bear Mountain. MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY Box 3025 Stn CSC, University Centre, B155-380 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-6562 F. 250-721-8997 ROYAL BC MUSEUM 675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 T. 250-356-7226 F. 250-387-5674 Toll Free: 888-447-7977 SLIDE ROOM GALLERY 2549 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8T 4E1 T. 250-380-3500

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WHISTLER Commercial Galleries ADELE CAMPBELL FINE ART GALLERY 114 - 4293 Mountain Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-0887 F. 604-938-1887 ART JUNCTION GALLERY 1050 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1 T. 604-938-9000 F. 604-938-9000 MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 888-310-9726 New to Whistler — Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. THE 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

T. 204-727-9750 Departments/Aboriginal/places/artworks.asp CHURCHILL

WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113 Public Galleries SCOTIA CREEK GALLERY, MILLENIUM 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 The centre, located in Whistler BC, embodies the spirit of partnership between the two First Nations and their shared values. It provides an interactive experience highlighting similarities and differences in the arts, current culture, history, culinary experiences and the environment. View Salish wool and cedar weavings, a variety of canoes, discover traditional harvesting techniques, watch a film on how the cultures came to be and experience a cultural performance or craft. Daily 9:30 am - 5 pm. WHITE ROCK Commercial Galleries JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445 Established in 1990, representing important traditional and significant contemporary Canadian artists, this eclectic gallery features quality original works of art - paintings, sculptures and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and seasoned collectors in making informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

CENTRE OPENS IN WHISTLER The Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre is now open. MARSHALL CLARK DALL GALLERY 1373 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z7 T. 604-536-5821 F. 604-536-5861 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.

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

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


The Kingston Prize 2009 Canada’s National Portrait Competition $10,000 prize

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, wildfowl carvings and paintings by local and regional artists. Located within the William Glesby Centre. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2009 Exhibition: October 2009 Information at:

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

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October 15 - November 22, 2008 Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre 2420 Elphinstone Street, PO Box 1790, Regina, SK S4P 3C8 306.522.5940 E: W: Organized by the Art Gallery of Regina with support from the Regina Arts Commission, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture, and Recreation, SaskCulture, SaskTel, Sask Energy, SaskCentral, Greystone Managed Investments, TD Canada Trust, and the Cathedral Free House.

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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. CR8ERY 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 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 4-433 River Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2V1 T. 204-477-4527 The gallery has evolved into a showcase for con-

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temporary art and is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, although some of their artists are already represented in personal and corporate art collections. The gallery serves corporate and private collectors as well as offering friendly access to those who are new to the contemporary art scene. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm. LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a 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

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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 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

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major framing facility. Mon to Thur 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat to 5 pm. WAYNE ARTHUR GALLERY 186 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G3 T. 204-477-5249 Artist Wayne Arthur and wife Bev Morton opened the Wayne Arthur Sculpture & Craft Gallery in 1995. After Wayne passed away, Bev moved the gallery to Winnipeg and together with new husband, Robert MacLellan, has run the Wayne Arthur Gallery since 2002. Some of Wayne’s drawings are available for purchase as well as the creations of more than 60 Manitoba artists, working in painting, print-making, mixed media, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, glass and photography. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. WOODLANDS GALLERY 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E2 T. 204-947-0700 F. 204-488-3306 Cooperative Galleries 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 certifi-

cates available. Open Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4pm. OUTWORKS ART GALLERY 290 McDermot Ave, 3rd flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-949-0274 STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 Public Galleries EDGE ARTIST VILLAGE AND GALLERY 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1 T. 204-479-4551 The Edge is a key component to revitalize Winnipeg’s North Main/Logan area using Arts, Culture and Heritage as catalysts for change. It offers eight live-work apartments as well as studio spaces, gallery rentals and workshop facilities. Next door, the beverage room of the former New Occidental Hotel has become Studio 631 housing a collective of artists and artist studios, contemporary dancers and a non-profit organization called The Bike Dump. GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134 GALLERY ONE ONE ONE Main Floor, Fitzgerald Building, School of Art, UofM Fort Garry Campus Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 F. 204-474-7605 galleryoneoneone/info111.html LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 boul. Provencher St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 LA MAISON DES ARTISTES VISUELS FRANCOPHONES INC. 219, boul. Provencher, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-5074 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

THE WINNIPEG ART GALLERY 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1 T. 204-786-6641 Manitoba’s premiere public gallery founded in 1912, has nine galleries of contemporary and historical art with an emphasis on work by Manitoba artists. Rooftop restaurant, gift shop. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Thurs til 9 pm. UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave East, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 T. 204-942-0218 F. 204-943-2857 WINNIPEG BEACH Commercial Gallery FISHFLY GALLERY 18 Main St, Winnipeg Beach, MB R0C 3G0 T. 204-389-5661

SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES ASSINIBOIA Public Gallery SHURNIAK ART GALLERY 122 3 Ave W, PO Box 1178 Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 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 There are two galleries which feature monthly varied exhibitions from contemporary to historical art. Each year there are exhibits from aboriginal artists, as well from local, provincial and national artists. Mon to Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Sat and Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

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LUMSDEN, SK Commercial Galleries LETTERBOX GALLERY 220 James Street N, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0 T. 306-731-3300 MEACHAM

PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 286 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663 Manitoba’s premiere contemporary art gallery and the first ICA in Canada. Since 1972, Plug In has exhibited the very best local and international art work in all media. Renowned globally for its prizewinning representation of Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001). Also an important publisher of art editions. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Thur til 9 pm during summer. THE MANITOBA MUSEUM 190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 T. 204-956-2830 F. 204-942-3679 THE PAVILION GALLERY MUSEUM 55 Pavilion Cres, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 T. 204-888-5466 F. 204-889-8136 With a focus on Manitoba artists, the Pavilion Gallery showcases the work of Ivan Eyre, Clarence Tillenius and Walter J. Philips. New temporary gallery highlights the artistic accomplishments of other Manitoba artists. Shows change every few weeks. In Assiniboine Park, near the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. Open daily 10 am - 5 pm.

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

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Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008 99 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

MacKenzie Art Gallery

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

Bob Boyer: His Life’s Work September 20, 2008 to January 18, 2009 Proudly presented by Casino Regina The exhibition Bob Boyer: His Life’s Work is organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Civilization. This project is proudly presented by Casino Regina and has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage / Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce à une contribution du Programme d’aide aux musées du ministère du Patrimoine canadien.

PRINCE ALBERT Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF PRINCE ALBERT 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-953-4814 THE GRACE CAMPBELL GALLERY 125 12 St E, Prince Albert, SK S6V 1B7 T. 306-763-8496 F. 306-763-3816 REGINA

MacKenzie Art Gallery 3475 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4S 6X6 Ph: (306) 584-4250 Email:

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.

122 – 3 Ave W PO Box 1178 Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T (306) 642-5292 F (306) 642-4541

Founded in 2005, the Gallery features an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures and artifacts by Canadian and international artists. Located one hour south of Moose Jaw at the junction of Highways 2 and 13.

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.

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MCINTYRE GALLERY 2347 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2S3 T. 306-757-4323 Established in 1985 to promote the work of contemporary Saskatchewan artists. A particularly strong representation by women artists and regularly features emerging artists. Regular exhibitions in diverse media: oil and acrylic, watercolours, collages, drawings, original prints, fabric art and furniture. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. 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 Galleries 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 PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-5502 F. 306-652-9924

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.

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 pr-imary 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.

NOUVEAU GALLERY 2146 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2T9 T. 306-569-9279

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, textiles, jewellery, glass and ceramics. Rotating solo and group shows year-round. Tues to Sat noon - 4 pm or by appointment. PACIF’IC GALLERY 702 14 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0P7 T. 306-373-0755 F. 306-373-2461 Outstanding painted works by regionally and nationally acclaimed artists in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, watercolour, coloured pencil, felted wool and hand-pulled prints plus an extensive selection of handmade pottery and raku, blown and fused glass, jewellery, wrought iron furniture and handpainted art cards. Corner of Temperance, Lansdowne and 14 St E. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. ROUGE GALLERY 208 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-955-8882 Located in the historic Avenue Building, the recently-opened Rouge Gallery is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of emerging as well as established Canadian artists. Media include painting, textile, metal sculpture, photography, glass, wood and clay sculpture. Many of the works are offered on a lease-to-own basis. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Public Galleries DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE University of Saskatchewan, 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8 T. 306-966-8384

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. 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 Located in the lower level of the Weyburn Public Library, the gallery features touring exhibitions from the Mendel Art Gallery, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, the Saskatchewan Craft Council, the Saskatchewan Arts Board through OSAC, and many locally-curated shows. Exhibitions feature the work of well-known as well as emerging Saskatchewan artists. Mon to Thurs 9:30 am - 8:30 pm; Fri, Sat 9 am - 6 pm; Sun (Oct to May) 1 pm - 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


Quality | Knowledge | Service Celebrating 30 years The Gallery / art placement inc 228 - 3rd ave. s. saskatoon, SK, S7K 1L9 306.664.3385

Public Gallery ODD GALLERY — KLONDIKE INSTITUTE OF ART & CULTURE Bag 8000, 2nd Ave & Princess St Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0 T. 867-993-5005 F. 867-993-5838 INUVIK

GORDON SNELGROVE GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4 T. 306-966-4208 KENDERDINE ART GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Dr - 2nd level, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-966-4571 F. 306-978-8340 MENDEL ART GALLERY 950 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-975-7610 F. 306-975-7670 The gallery is charged with collecting, exhibiting, and maintaining works of art and the development of public understanding and appreciation of art. Exhibitions of contemporary and historical art by local, national and international artists include those organised by Mendel curators and curatorial consortium members, as well as major touring exhibitions from other Canadian galleries. Daily 9 am - 9 pm. Admission free. SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 Extn: 25 F. 306-244-2711 THE GALLERY AT FRANCES MORRISON LIBRARY 311 23rd Street East, Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6 T. 306-975-7566 F. 306-975-7766 ga.html

Commercial Galleries NORTHERN IMAGES INUVIK Box 2398, 115 Mackenzie Rd, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 T. 867-777-2786 F. 867-777-4430 WHITEHORSE Cooperative Gallery YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK COOPERATIVE 33 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 T. 867-393-4848 Public Gallery YUKON ARTS CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY 300 College Dr, PO Box 16 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9 T. 867-667-8485 YELLOWKNIFE Commercial Galleries 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.

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LIT’L BEAR’S ART GALLERY 4602 Franklin Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P2 T. 867-766-2327 F. 867-766-2326 NORTHERN IMAGES YELLOWKNIFE Box 935, 4801 Franklin Avenue Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7 T. 867-873-5944 F. 867-973-9224

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ALLMARQUETRY STUDIO/GALLERY 5251 Hammond Bay Road Nanaimo, BC V9T 5M9 T. 250-729-7415 A native of Argentina, Cris Alvarez Magliano practises the art form of marquetry with wood and other inlays providing the colours and tones of a two-dimensional ‘painting.’ She uses the simultaneous double bevel cutting method to eliminate gaps between the different pieces that form the picture, whether on a solid table top, a box or any other object. Accepts commissions. By appointment only. CAPRICE FINE ART & CO. INC. 65 Boundary St, Kimberley, BC V1A 2H4 T. 250-427-2556 Featuring original oil paintings by Canadian artist Caprice. Her paintings capture the feeling and energy of the surrounding landscape. Her works are in private and corporate collections across Canada, in the United States, Europe and New Zealand. Visitors are invited to watch an artist at work in her studio gallery. Hours are flexible, so to avoid disappointment, be sure to phone ahead. 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. JAN POYNTER - STUDIO 558 Woodland Ave, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V1 T. 604-886-8918 Painter and illustrator Jan Poynter creates original art that applies her colorful and realistic style to a wide range of subjects — coastal landscapes, floral and interior studies, garden, figurative and architectural. Working in watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawing and printmaking. Commissions welcome. Studio visits by appointment only. PUPART STUDIO Victoria, BC , PupArt was founded by artist Marion Morrison in response to numerous requests for her large, vibrant canine portraits. With studios in Canmore, AB and Victoria, BC, this ìartist to the dogsî offers colorful, modern paintings of her client’s ìbest friendsî. Her commissioned paintings capture the

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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



dogs’ essence and personality for proud owners all over North America by combining realism with artistic vision and freedom. SPINA ART AND DESIGN 96 Cheyanne Meadows Way, Calgary, AB T3R 1B7 T. 403-256-7115 F. 403-256-7115 An artist for 30 years and represented in collections around the world, Ferdinando (Fred) Spina has shown in galleries in New York and San Francisco and across Canada. He paints and sculpts in various materials such as watercolour, oils, acrylic, stone, wood, metal and bronze. In addition to offering a large body of completed work, Ferdinando welcomes commissions for special projects. URBANART STUDIO 102-732 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC V8W 4A5 T. 250-812-2705 Victoria artist, Irma Soltonovich, has moved her studio-gallery to art/live/work space presenting urban art in urban space. As well as Irma’s paintings there are works by Lisa Rose, Glenn Romasanta and Lyle Schultz. By appointment. VIRGINIA BOULAY - STUDIO Calgary, AB T. 250-242-4628 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 giclÈe 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: October 1, 2008. Download guidelines and application forms from the internet or call for further information. (For toll-free access dial 310-0000.) ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS - OPEN COMPETITION T. 780-426-0072 The Alberta Society of Artists is presenting an open, juried competition for Alberta artists in their chosen medium, honouring 2008, Year of the Planet. There will be an exhibition in Spring 2009 at the Leighton Arts Centre, Calgary with catalogue and province-wide tour to follow. Applications may be downloaded from the website. Deadline November 28, 2008.

MEDICINE HAT CLAY INDUSTRIES NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT 713 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3K9 T. 403-529-1070 F. 403-580-5868 The Medalta International Artists in Residence (MIAIR) program, in the heart of Medicine Hat’s Historic Clay District, provides artists with the opportunity to contribute their visions of the future to the Historic Clay District’s storied past. New studio space and expanded programming will be available in spring 2009. For more information, visit website or contact Les Manning by phone or email.

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

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.



THE ARTIST PROJECT TORONTO 100-10 Alcorn Ave, Toronto, ON M4V 3A9 T. 416-960-4527 The Artist Project Toronto, a four-day juried exhibition and sale of independent fine artists, is inviting applications for its 2009 show (March 5 - 8) — an opportunity for artists to expand their market and connect with gallerists, collectors and art enthusiasts. Additional information and applications available on website.

MOTHER TONGUE PUBLISHING Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-537-4155 Mother Tongue Publishing’s new series on The Unheralded Artists of BC, will begin by focusing on the extraordinary art and untold lives of various Vancouver painters and sculptors from the 50s and 60s, and explore the socio-political reasons why many of these artists remain forgotten in their own province. “The Life and Art of David Marshall” by Monika Ullman may be ordered online.

ONE OF A KIND CHRISTMAS SHOW AND SALE, VANCOUVER BC Place Stadium, November 20 - 23, 2008 Vancouver, BC T. 604-730-2062 Have you heard? “One of a Kind” is coming to Vancouver. This four-day, pre-Christmas show and sale will feature 200+ juried creators and artists selling their works. It’s an exciting opportunity to showcase hand-made items directly to qualified buyers and art enthusiasts. APPLY NOW. Applications available online, or contact Sue Lavitt by email or phone.

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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.


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.

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.

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GALLERY WALK OF EDMONTON October 18 and 19, 2008 Edmonton, AB The first gallery walk of its kind in Canada was formed in 1981 to promote both art and artists of merit within the community, focusing especially on work by Canadian artists. The seven member galleries are easily accessible within a nine block walking distance. There are two self-guided events presented per year. Unique exhibitions are planned for gallery walks. Details on website.




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SOCIETY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (SCA) T. 416-493-2330 CALL FOR ELECTED MEMBERSHIP: Applications due October 15, 2008. Acceptance is by jury. CALL FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: All applications immediately accepted. View SCA’s on-line show and sale continuing until November 30, 2008. Applications and information on website or telephone for Yetvart (Ed) Yaghdjian.



KINGSTON PRIZE CANADIAN PORTRAIT COMPETITION Kingston Arts Council, PO Box 1005 Kingston, ON K7L 4X8 T. 613-769-7372 The Kingston Arts Council announces the Kingston Prize for 2009, a Canadian portrait competition. Canadian artists are invited to submit contemporary portraits of Canadians. The portraits may be either paintings or drawings, and must be made from life within the 24 months preceding the closing date, May 1, 2009. First prize $10,000; plus Honourable Mentions and People’s Choice. Details on website.

ART FRAMES (WHOLESALE) 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.

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PARAMOUNT PICTURE FRAMES Toronto, ON T. 416-292-2276 F. 416-609-1064 The company started making carved gallery frames in 1965 in Montreal, subsequently moved to Toronto, and since 2006, after a lengthy hiatus, is again manufacturing premium swept frames with relief carvings — both finished and unfinished, using select-grade hardwoods — for the wholesale trade. New designs are being added regularly and can be seen on their website.


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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.


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ARTRA ART SCHOOL 15607 100A Ave, Edmonton, AB T5P 0L5 T. 780-443-2462 Frank Haddock and Susanne Lamoureux are professional award-winning artists/instructors who offer courses in all mediums. Focusing on Realism, they provide a high standard of instruction — with frequent demonstrations and personalized attention in small classes and private lessons. Students have won numerous awards throughout Canada and USA. Mon to Fri Noon - 4 pm. 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.




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

ART RESTORATION MUSEUM QUALITY RESTORATIONS 421 Victoria Ave , Winnipeg, MB T. 204-222-8327 With professional museum experience across North America and abroad, owner Ron Solkoski, also a practising artist, offers a wide range of services to make valuables and collectibles worth keeping. From large museum-size dinosaurs to personal curios, Ron applies his creative know-how to the many facets of restoration including mold-making

replacement parts, cleaning and re-finishing. Call for appointment.

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 1608 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1M5 T. 403-229-2953 Specializing in professional, archival, custom giclĂˆe printing for more than 10 years with complete inhouse service, they cater to 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. REPRODUCING ART T. 613-767-9106 Toll Free: 888-767-9106 Since 1999, Reproducing Art has provided Canadian artists with high-quality, fine art giclĂˆe reproductions on paper and canvas substrates. Work can be exhibited in their online gallery. Reproducing Art tracks and manages limited editions and issues certificate of authenticity for each edition. More details on website. TA’LANA FINE ART PRODUCTIONS 101A-5855 9 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1Z9 T. 403-730-8846 F. 403-252-1897 Ta’Lana Fine Art Productions was started in 1998 as a family-owned business devoted exclusively to the production of high quality giclĂˆes. They are committed to the giclĂˆe process and what it offers the artist, publisher, gallery owner and eventual buyer. They use state-of-the-art, in-house systems and industry-leading software and equipment to produce the best possible giclĂˆe for the artist.

ARTIST RETREAT 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.


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 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. 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.

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. STUDIO WEST BRONZE FOUNDRY & SCULPTURE SUPPLIES 205 - 2 Ave SE, Industrial Park , PO Box 550 Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7 T. 403-932-2611 F. 403-932-2705 Specializing in materials and tools for the sculptor: armature wire; pre-made armatures — figure and animal; sculpting clays; Roma Plastilina; Chavant modelling clays; professional tools for wax and clay. A complete line of moldmaking and casting materials — rubbers and resins, cold cast materials from Polytek. Knowledgable advice. Foundry services available. Mon to Fri 8 am - 5 pm, Sat by appt. SWINTON’S ART SUPPLIES 7160 Fisher St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0W5 T. 403-258-3500 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.


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.

QUAILS’ NEST STUDIO Victoria, BC T. 250-298-6888 As an online boutique of high quality art, crafts and gifts, Quails’ Nest Studio showcases artists and artisans from British Columbia, primarily from the West Coast, working in a variety of media. They offer an expanding collection of original paintings, limited editions, jewellery, ceramics and pottery, woodwork, garden sculpture, textiles and glass work. Online only. Regular newsletter.

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.

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.

MONA LISA ARTISTS’ MATERIALS 1518 7 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1A7 T. 403-228-3618 Welcome to one of Western Canada’s largest fine art supply retailers. Established in 1959, Mona Lisa provides excellent customer service combined with a broad spectrum of products and technical knowledge. Clients from beginner to professional, find everything they need to achieve their artistic goals. Volume discounts and full-time student and senior discounts available. Mon - Fri 8 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES T. 604-435-9991 F. 604-435-9941 Toll Free: 800-663-6953 Opus has stores in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, North Vancouver, and Langley, plus online shopping and mail order service. They offer an extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies. Check them out online, or drop by for some inspiration. They also produce an e-newsletter full of sales, art news and articles, and provide ëhow to’ handouts and artist demos. Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource.


STUART COWEN PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 11148 81 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 0S5 T. 780-431-0151 This professional chartered accountant and certified management consultant practice has been a proud supporter of the arts since it was established in 1978. The staff of six provides full service professional support to professional and business clients, individual artists, arts organizations and not-forprofit communities as well as new ventures and start-up organizations. Call Stuart or Darlene.

WELCOME SERVICE EXECUTIVE WELCOME WAGON T. 403-263-0175 Operating in major cities across Canada, this unique, professional greeting service was developed on the well-established and proven policies of the Welcome Wagon company which celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2005. The service offers orientation information and gifts of welcome, without obligation and by appointment only, to senior executives at the time of appointment and/or arrival in the city. Visit request forms available online.

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LEROY JENSEN (1927-2005)

LeRoy Jensen, Quiet Grief, oil on canvas, 1996, 16" x 24"

In his figurative drawings and paintings, Salt Spring Island artist LeRoy Jensen expressed a deep capacity for empathy and compassion, an interest in representing the human condition. His artistic process reflects a unique fusion of traditional and modern painterly practices that mix academic techniques with modernist formal ideals. He began each painting with a foundation drawing, then, working from the specific to the general, he added high contrast areas and colour, covering the original drawing in thick, sensuous paint. The final results were spontaneous and direct, but his expressive freedom was built upon a well-defined armature. Best-known for his earthy figurative gouache and pastel drawings and oil paintings, Jensen was Canadian but lived abroad during the early years of his life. He was raised in China and Japan, and travelled to Europe to study art, attending the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, then training at the Parisian atelier of the cubist painter, Andre L’Hote. Jensen returned to Canada in 1954, permanently settling in British Columbia, where he taught at the University of British Columbia and The Banff Centre. He exhibited independently and with the Victoria-based Limners group of artists across North America. Jensen moved to Salt Spring with his family in 1982, and became a member of the Alliance of Salt Spring Artists, while committing to a series of progressive social environmental causes, including participation in the anti-logging protests in Vancouver Island’s Carmanah Valley. 106 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2008

Beyond technique, Jensen’s work reveals a tension that is bound up in his sensitive rapport with his subject. This painting, Quiet Grief is an exemplary picture of compassion. The artist often entered into empathic relationships with his sitters, with the goal of capturing the emotion that emerges through the work process. In Quiet Grief, there is a subtlety in the figure-ground relationship, where the body appears to alternately emerge and recede into the background. The earthy, non-representational colours further signify a timeless relationship between the subject and her surroundings, and give the subject the quality of sculpture. With variations on thick, impasto brushstrokes and loose, calligraphic lines, Jensen channels an emotive rhythm that is simultaneously agitated and impassive. Interacting with his sitter’s personality, Jensen ultimately represents himself in the empathy he projects onto the canvas. Never interested in indulging in theoretical discussions of his work, Jensen always insisted their meanings were self-evident. “I hope my work shows something because I have put all I am into it,” he said. “I cannot say more.” —Kimberly Croswell

LeRoy Jensen’s work, including Quiet Grief, is available at J. Mitchell Gallery, Salt Spring Island, B.C.


A TRIBUTE TO CANADA October 15 – November 8

Waterfall in Rockies, 41” x 26.5”,oil on canvas

Reception: October 16 4 - 8 pm


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