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Timeland: 2010 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

Keith Langergraber’s Rattlesnake Island at the Kelowna Art Gallery explores Okanagan myths and monsters

Filled with heroes and shape-shifters, Aboriginal stories are tailor-made for manga, comics, and graphic novels

Where to find fine art galleries across the west

First Impressions

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Shows scheduled for the fall/winter season Steve Gouthro ............... 20 Transformation Tales...... 22 Under Skirt.................... 24

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Exclusive reviews of recent shows throughout Western Canada Robert Sinclair ...............26 Jean Paul Riopelle ..........26 Neal McLeod .................28 James Gordaneer ..........28 New Art from India .......28 Innocent Years ..............30 Pat Service / Arlene Wasylynchuk .................31

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Legends of the Lake

Secret Identities

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With a new show at Ian Tan Gallery, painter Robert Michener rakes over 40 Idyllic years By Fiona Morrow

A Tight Spot

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Shades of Green

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September 25 – October 9, 2010 Diana Thorneycro�, Early Snow with Bob and Doug, 2005, chromogenic print (detail)

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September 16 - October 10 Pat Strakowski Paper Roots

New Altered Books & Papier Mache Sculptures

October 14 November 7 Joint Show Joan Bailey

Joan Bailey, Elephant l, 48” x 36”, Acrylic on Canvas

Objects of Desire New Acrylics Pat Strakowski, Moondonna 11, 19” x 5”, Papier Mache Sculpture

Jim Norton Glass Arrangements New Works in Glass

Jim Norton, Four Vase Abstraction, 35” x 36”, Hand Blown Glass

November 13 - December 24 Calgary Clay Arts Association Turning the Table

Place Settings & Tableware

December 2 - 24 Jana Milne John Robertson, Soup for Four, Clay

Colour Out Loud! New Oils

Jana Milne, Road to Millarville, 20” x 20”, Oil on Canvas

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ELI AS Maestoso, acrylic on canvas, 40" x 60"

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Up front in the visual arts Great Spaces: The Hive, Medicine Hat

t can be an uphill battle for a smaller centre — a town or small city — to establish itself as a cultural hotspot, particularly when it’s set on an endless prairie, with miles of highway in either direction. But Medicine Hat has an advantage — it’s already a magnet for national and international ceramic artists, home to the Medalta potteries, the Shaw Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, and a highly recognized artist-in-residence program. Add the grand, recently built Esplanade Arts Centre, and artists and gallery-goers have good reason to visit The Gas City. Building on that reputation, the city has established a unique artist-run centre and studio space, The Hive. In an old shoe repair storefront in the city’s downtown, The Hive is a multi-faceted proposition, currently run under the auspices of Medalta, the Rural Alberta Development Fund, and the tourism marketing agency Canadian Badlands. Artists apply for space in the back-room studios, and can stay for six months to a year and a half. The front of the Hive is an airy retail gallery, hosting shows by the resident artists, and becoming an impromptu gathering spot for Medicine Hat’s growing group of visual and performing artists. Potentially a model for other similar cultural endeavours in smaller Alberta towns, Hive manager Tobie Laliberte says a large

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS BC arts groups rally around Arts Council resignation The mid-August resignation of BC Arts Council chair Jane Danzo has given arts and culture groups in the province more fuel to fight what has become an increasingly devastating funding environment. In her resignation letter, made public, Danzo cites the BC government's rejection of a proposal to restore funding to 2008 levels (cuts had stripped about two thirds from an already small budget), and the stress of having to watch arts organizations across the province struggle to stay solvent. She also points out the redirection of $30 million into a government-mandated Legacy Fund to underwrite BC Spirit Festivals, designed to further the awareness sparked by the 2010 Winter Olympics. "I would have suggested that the money be directed to sustaining the work of the artists and organizations that made the Cultural Olympiad possible — that to me would be a legacy," she told the Globe and Mail. Tang, Barrow shortlisted for Sobey It’s Sobey Award shortlist time again, and the jury has branched out a bit in 2010, shortlisting an innovative western Canadian ceramic artist for an increasingly high-profile body of work. Kamloops-based (though he spends less and less time at home) Brendan Lee Satish Tang is the nominee for West Coast and Yukon, for his glossy ceramic works that mix past and future. Traditional motifs in delicate porcelain china combine design elements of manga, video games, www.gallerieswest.ca

Recent work by Brendan Tang, shortlisted for the 2010 Sobey Art Award.

and high-tech play weaponry. Joining Tang on the shortlist, Winnipeg-based painter Daniel Barrow is nominated representing the prairies and the North (he was a Sobey finalist in 2008 as well). Other shortlistees: Brendan Fernandes in Ontario, Patrick Bernatchez in Quebec, and Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby representing the Atlantic provinces. The Sobey Art Award is given annually by the Sobey Art Foundation to a Canadian artist under 40. The winner, who will be announced on November 18, gets $50,000. Mendel Gallery chooses design team The planning team at Saskatoon's Mendel Art Gallery has chosen Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, with Smith Carter Architects and Engineers for the proposed $51-million purpose-built gallery at the city's River Landing development. Rebranded the Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, the new building will adjoin the Remai Arts Centre on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River. KPMB bid for the project with 14 other firms, and was chosen in part for its experience with cultural and institutional projects, including the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, and Manitoba Hydro Place in Winnipeg, which won the 2010 National Urban Design Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Calgary’s New Gallery acquires heritage home After receiving a donation of the former home of artist

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hen Jeffrey Boone took over the executive director duties of Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl last April, he joined an organization that had achieved much in its short history. It began in 1995 with a few East Vancouver studios hosting public openings for a day, and had grown to 300 artists in 60 buildings by 2009. More than 10,000 people now visit participating studios over the three-day event. Named the Eastside Culture Crawl in 1997, in 2003 the Crawl expanded to include spoken word and performance artists and became a non-profit society. With 20 years’ experience working for arts organizations, and running his own commercial gallery, Boone is ready to bring in some new ideas for expanding the Crawl’s presence in Vancouver. In future, studios won’t only be open one weekend in November, but on a smaller scale, throughout the year, individuals and small groups will be able to visit private art studios by contacting Boone directly. “I’m working on a program to offer studio visits by art genre that will be led by knowledgeable tour guides,” he says. “Whether it’s artisanal furniture, hard-edge paintings or glass art studios, these tours will be another way for the general public to access artists’ work in a focused way.” Boone stresses that the Crawl is no longer just an event, but an organization linking its member artists to the general public. One of the Crawl’s new programs, called Studio 101, is aimed at school children in grades five and six. The students visit five art studios, meet the artists, watch them at work, and partake in a hands-on creative session. At the end of the day, the students decide which artist they want to buy a piece from, with a budgeted amount that a sponsor provides for the event. The art goes into the school’s permanent art collection. “We don’t have a well-established art collecting culture in Vancouver,” says Boone, who collects work by Rebecca Belmore, Rodney Graham, Roy Arden, Biliana Velkova and Jonathon Syme. “Studio 101 is a way to introduce kids to the importance of art. They learn you don’t have to be rich to collect. Many collectors start with emerging artists.” The Eastside Culture Crawl runs November 26 to 28, 2010. — Beverly Cramp

John Snow in 2008, Calgary artist-run centre The New Gallery has been working its way through the process of having the space rezoned, and this summer announced that they’ve successfully achieved their goal. Set to accommodate a small library and archives, along with space for creative collaboration, the two-storey, wood-planked home is in the residential area of Lower Mount Royal, just The John Snow House in Calgary, recently acquired by The New Gallery artist run centre 18 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2010

south of the downtown core. The space complements TNG’s gallery in the downtown Art Central building. Instrumental in the development of visual arts in Calgary, John Snow (1911 – 2004) was bestknown as a master printmaker,

and had installed a heavy lithograph in the basement of the house. After Snow’s death, the house was bought by local philanthropist Jackie Flanagan, who initially used it for writers as part of the University of Calgary’s Markin-Flanagan writer-in-residence program. Brian Jungen wins AGO award Vancouver-based installation artist Brian Jungen was named the winner of the $25,000 Gershon-Iskowitz Prize, administered by the Art Gallery of Ontario. Best-known for converting the synthetic sym-

bols of contemporary culture into traditional Aboriginal and organic forms, Jungen has just finished a high-profile solo show at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. His work continues to rise in recognition internationally — particularly with shows at the Vancouver Art Gallery and at London’s Tate Modern. Given annually to an established Canadian artist to further their art practice, the prize is managed by the AGO and the Iskowitz Foundation, named after Canadian painter Gershon Iskowitz. www.gallerieswest.ca


FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Bill Reid, Killer Whale, cast bronze jade patina, 1984.

artist in mid-career. Presented by the VAG and given by the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Prize recognizes Davidson’s work as a master carver, painter, printmaker, and jeweler. Closely involved in the contemporary revisioning of traditional Haida motifs and techniques, Davidson was recently commissioned by the VAG to create a large-scale transformation panel called Killer Whale Transforming into a Thunderbird.

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Robert Davidson wins more 2010 accolades Haida artist Robert Davidson took home a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts earlier this year, and now he’s been named winner of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Audain Prize, the largest visual art award in British Columbia. The prize, given annually by an independent jury, awards $30,000 to a BC www.gallerieswest.ca

Canada Council expands prize-giving capacity The Canada Council, already charged with a multitude of cultural prize-giving opportunities, has been awarded directorship of a new prize in the arts and cultural sector. A government-appointed panel has been convened to advise on the parameters of the Council’s new Canada Prizes for the Arts and Creativity, which will presumably join the Governor General’s Awards and countless smaller prizes, already overseen by the Council. Further details are expected to be announced before the end of 2010. Emily Carr University looks toward Great Northern Way Vancouver’s Emily Carr University of Art + Design will expand with a move to a new multi-purpose campus east of downtown, called the Great Northern Way Campus. Built for an innovative, high-tech partnership between ECUAD, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, the new campus is home to the new Centre for Digital Media and the popular Masters in Digital Media program. Now ECUAD will have its own campus on the site, which was designed as a mixed-use district.

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Bill Reid’s life and work get wired The Bill Reid Foundation recently uploaded a comprehensive site on Reid’s life and work, bringing his legacy to a wider, global audience. Called theravenscall.ca, it brings together images, essays, and interactive elements tracing the career and philosophy of this master carver and icon of traditional and contemporary Northwest Coast art. A sculptor, carver, and jewellery-maker, Reid was perhaps the bestknown Haida artist of his time. Set up on virtualmuseum.ca, The Raven’s Call is an extension of the recently established Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver, and includes comprehensive lesson plans for teachers, new photography, and an animated story illustrated by Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas.

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PREVIEWS AND PROFILES

STEVE GOUTHRO

MANITOBA: Deadringer, October 14 to November 27, 2010, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon

“I’ve been taking photographs of reflections for 30 years,” says Steve Gouthro over the din of a Brandon bar. “Mirrors are interesting, because they have a way of framing things.” For his fall show at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Gouthro is placing the frame around himself. Called Deadringer, it’s a series of oil self-portraits, most capturing his wide-eyed, slightly startled face in glass, mirrors, and mottled surfaces, the tentative light of elevators and fluorescents throwing a dull sheen over the wrinkles in his forehead. It’s a series that’s been a long time in gestation, but one he thinks is perfectly positioned, timing-wise. A previous portrait series at the Winnipeg Art Gallery took him into automotive manufacturing plants — he’s drawn to settings filled with complicated detail — and he describes those paintings as being about degeneration and decay, of the people who work in them, and of the industry itself. For Deadringer, the decay is more personal. “I’m in my late 50s,” he says. “Actually in another year I won’t be in my late 50s anymore. Seeing myself at this Clockwise from top left: Steve Gouthro, stage of life, there’s a certain awareness. I’m still alive but I see the degeneration, and I can still see what I was.” Trio, oil on canvas, 2010, 40" X 48". In one portrait, Between, Gouthro snapped a moment in an elevator — he and a woman look up at the Steve Gouthro, Between, oil on mirrored ceiling, she’s blurred in movement and he clutches the camera, a look of raised-eyebrow detachment canvas, 2010, 48" X 48". on his face. This one captures every significant element in the series — reflections, distortion, self-awareness, Steve Gouthro, Mirror #1, oil on canvas, 2010. elevators, cameras. The artist is particularly taken by the division of the mirrors in the ceiling, and the way they divide the portrait’s subjects from each other. He connects that dividing “X” with the process of printmaking, the medium he used before turning to oils. “After every printmaking run, you make what’s called a cancellation print, with a big X through it. That’s evidence that the series has expired. That X is a very powerful thing.” In Between, for Gouthro the X in the mirror creates a natural division between permanent and transitory existence. Another portrait, Fissure, catches the artist, and a woman, gazing at the viewer as the stippled doors of the elevator close on them. Gouthro, in this one, has a quiet, half-lidded look on his face, a sliver of awareness as the doors swish closed. He’s drawn to elevators for the same reason he’s drawn to reflections — they create a space that captures a brief moment. “Elevators are literally a state of abeyance, between origin and finality,” he says. “For me, they’re a metaphor for existence.” While Gouthro has rarely used the framework of reflection in his paintings before, this show tackles head-on the notion of time passing, and self-evaluation. The nakedness of the faces furthers the idea. “I’m looking at this face in a very objective way,” he says about the self-portraits. “It’s as if I’m looking at it from the outside, as an object. In a reflection, you recognize yourself, but at the same time you don’t recognize yourself.” Chair of the Faculty of Visual Art at Brandon University, Gouthro has been in this prairie city for five years, moving there after working as a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba. While he’s been working on these quiet, self-referential works, he’s been embracing the growing art community in Brandon, which is stoked by the University and by the Art Gallery, and is skewing more youthful. It’s while surrounded by young artists all day that he’s been inspired to think creatively about time. — Jill Sawyer 20 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2010

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TRANSFORMATION TALES BRITISH COLUMBIA: Stories Related Through the Art of the Northwest Coast, October 2, to November 13, Maple Ridge Art Gallery

Over the past 30 years, the art of First Nations people on the Northwest Coast has undergone a clear transformation. Styles and techniques have evolved to bring in contemporary materials and motifs, and artists are influenced by modern issues, often political and environmental. But traditions and folklore remain, pulling stories down through generations, along with the knowledge of carvers, and heritage motifs. Organized to coincide with a staging of the original theatre piece Raven Stole the Sun by Clockwise from top left: Jay Simeon (Haida), Toronto’s Red Sky Performance, Transformation Tales is co-curated by Gary Wyatt, of the Spirit WresMouse Woman (Kugan Jaat), alder. tler Gallery in Vancouver, and Barbara Duncan of the Maple Ridge Art Gallery in Maple Ridge, BC. Ken Mowatt (Gitxsan), Eagle Clan Participating artists include Robert Davidson, Susan Point, Dempsey Bob, Norman Tait, Keith Wolfe Helmet, red cedar, hair. Smarch, Wayne Alfred, Glenn Tallio, Tim Paul, and Jay Simeon. The show brings together works of Glenn Tallio (Nuxalk), Fire Thunder Mask, contemporary Northwest Coast art that clearly show a sense of transition, old and new in motifs, red cedar, paint. techniques, and inspiration. Glenn Tallio’s Fire Thunder mask depicts a figure that was central in Nuxalk mythology — human, yet not. The mask, in glossy red, black and copper paint, shows a horned face with a fiendish expression, irrepressible and intimidating. The Mouse Woman mask by Jay Simeon, the youngest artist in Transformation Tales, is a contrast to this ferocious character. Simeon’s mask has a soft, friendly expression, with paint only around the eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Gray fuzz crowns the head. Known as Kugan Jaat in Haida, she takes the forms of mouse and grandmother, and takes on the task of keeping order, particularly if a custom is not followed. She undoes the mischief usually caused by the trickster Raven. Wayne Alfred’s Tlingit Moon mask gives the moon a human face — the moon features in many myths, stolen along with the sun and the stars by the Raven, which covets the moon’s light. Like many of the other works in the exhibition, Alfred’s carving appears contemporary and traditional. Variations of design and colour may be subtle, as in Alfred’s piece, or more obvious, as in Tim Paul’s use of pale yellows and blues. Traditional Northwest carving has strict conventions — an artist must learn them and know them well before innovating. Most of the participating artists learned from elders, and are dedicated to passing knowledge on to the next generation. Some senior artists, such as the Nisga’a artist Norman Tait and Dempsey Bob taught themselves by studying artifacts, and all of these artists are actively engaged in the revival of ceremony, mythology and traditional methods of teaching. Traditional art-making consists of interpretation, even when following the rules, but art is also adept at recording changes in a society, and Transformation Tales reflects this. Fierce and transformative, the masks in this exhibition have the power to transport the imagination into the stories while representing the resilience of each artist in retaining a connection to heritage. — Helena Wadsley

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ROBERT MICHENER Looking Back Key Paintings, 1960 - 2010 from the Collection of the Artist

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SASKATCHEWAN: A Peek at the Institution of Art, October 1, 2010 to January 9, 2011, The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

It’s not every day that a public gallery is actually serenaded by art fans, but attendees of the opening event for the Mendel Gallery’s Under Skirt will be presented with four original songs performed by the Lethbridge-based Cedar Tavern Singers. The tunes are dedicated to the Mendel. Under Skirt features an array of artists hailing from across Canada and the United States. Its aim Clockwise from top left: Nicole Cherubini, G-Pot, is to be “sassy, playful, occasionally goofy,” says the Gallery’s associate curator Jen Budney. She’s been green with branches, 2006. witness to the more staid, educational take on institutional critique in the late 1980s, and wanted to The Cedar Tavern Singers aka Les Phonorealistes, update that perspective and ramp it up with some satire so she commissioned new works, drew from still from The Mendel Art Gallery Music Video, 2010. the existing collection on the theme, and asked the Cedar Tavern Singers to compose some art songs. Heather Nicol, Under My Skin, Singers Mary Anne McTrowe and Daniel Wong were happy to oblige. The two collaborators have installation detail, 2008. also made an original video to augment the soundtrack. These DIY artists surreptitiously recorded their first album, Songs for a Dead Hare, in a photocopy room at night at The Banff Centre, so they’re grassroots to the core. “We’re still devising the uniforms for the Mendel show,” says McTrowe, “something meat or ham-related, I think.” McTrowe believes music is a “good hook” for people to access art, and they prefer an amateur aesthetic to a slick approach. “We aren’t a real band. We’re a performance project that looks like a band. It’s a clandestine way to get people interested in art history.” Speaking of art history, Halifax conceptual artist and former Nova Scotia College of Art and Design heavyweight Garry Neill Kennedy has been asked to re-create Saskatoon artist William Perehudoff’s murals from Fred Mendel’s now defunct meat packing plant. Kennedy is well-known for his minimalist commentary on institutional art. “I like Bill Perehudoff’s work,” says Kennedy. “These are joyful little murals about music, dance and painting. It’s not heavy subject matter and the work is lyrical so it will be a joy to complete.” A retrospective of Perehudoff’s work will run concurrently with Under Skirt so visitors will get the opportunity to contrast and compare the two shows. Kennedy is also keen to team up with other artists in the show who are doing work in the realm of art about art — including Dagmara Genda, Heather Nicol, and Nicole Cherubini. Saskatoon artist Dagmara Genda’s works on vinyl in 2-D media will be pulled out from the wall and crumpled on the floor, says curator Jen Budney. According to the artist’s statement, “Limp landscape is a large-scale installation composed of 40 years and over 20 depictions of prairie landscapes from the Mendel permanent collection. Iconic forms and shapes are silhouetted in cut vinyl and hung in the gallery as a means of re-conceptualizing how the landscape has been represented. The result will be a skin, as if a landscape drawing peeled off its canvas.” Works contributed by Heather Nicol and Nicole Cherubini will be drawn from the Mendel’s permanent collection. Nicol is an innovative sound installation artist based in Toronto whose installations have appeared in Nuit Blanche. Three of Nicol’s sound objects will be employed in Under Skirt. New York artist Nicole Cherubini’s domain is playful sculptural ceramics. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her work reflects a hands-on, design-centric aesthetic with a conceptual twist. When asked if Under Skirt is a bit of a tribute to the Mendel, which is set to relocate to more expansive facilities in 2014, Budney concedes that the corresponding Perehudoff survey exhibition plays a key role. The Optimism of Colour: William Perehudoff, a Retrospective (October 1, 2010 to January, 9, 2011) and Under Skirt are inextricably linked to the gallery’s history in Saskatoon. She adds that Perehudoff’s art career and The Mendel Art Gallery are deeply intertwined artistically and culturally. — Patricia Dawn Robertson 24 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2010

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What we saw at exhibitions in the West canvas, a method evident in all three of these recent exhibitions in Banff and Edmonton, Watercolour, 2010. Collection along with an emphasis on drawing that is as of the Artist. deceptively informal and lyrical as it is spare. The scale of his paintings varies and there are times when the smaller-scale works resonate more vividly than the larger ones. In the case of the latter, for instance, it’s sometimes a matter of a vast sky represented by an overly large and banal field of colour. If it’s meant to be a spiritual metaphor, then it’s an overstatement. Sinclair consistently incorporated prairie roads into his earlier canvases, and they followed him through his landscapes until the 1990s when they all but disappeared from his work, leaving the hills and mountains, cliffs and peaks, snowfields and valleys, sunrises and sunsets, moon and sky. In comparison to his earlier more anonymous landscapes, these later paintings were filled in with a little more descriptive detail, certainly more atmosphere and a feeling that such places, as depicted, might in fact exist somewhere. The artist continues to draw and paint from his memory and imagination, but overall, there is more visual substance in his recent work, the highlight of Travel Log at Willock & Sax Gallery in Banff and Cusp at Scott Gallery in Edmonton. Dust of Days at the Whyte Museum featured a very generous donation of artworks by Sinclair, and the show included a survey of his work from the 1970s to the present. In addition to the landscapes were his Botanics, an ongoing and distinctive series of wildflowers and other floral plants. His treatment of these plants goes beyond the decorative and merely descriptive — they’re imbued with personality and character. It was intriguing to see once again a selection of Sinclair’s acrylic sculptures from the 1970s and ‘80s, where the landscape-road theme was transformed into three-dimensional form, almost like a cardboard cut-out. Made during a time when modern sculpture needed to be big to be considered ‘serious’ art, the modest, pedestal size of these hand-formed works put them in a category of their own. He had also included his framed ‘paper folds,’ simplified landscapes which owe their special existence to a sheet of paper, folded and cut. As the years have progressed, Sinclair has been focused on many places outside Robert Sinclair, Snow Surf (Mountain Memories),

Robert Sinclair: Travel Log, April 8 to 14, 2010, Willock & Sax Gallery, Banff; Dust of Days, April 10 to June 13, 2010, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff; Cusp, April 17 to May 4, 2010, Scott Gallery, Edmonton

Born in 1939 in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, Robert Sinclair hails from a generation of artists who, with the western landscape in mind, sought fresh new perspectives. They were all born in Alberta before the Second World War, among them Norman Yates, Harry Savage, and Takao Tanabe. Theirs was a modernist perspective, in favour of evoking a sense of limitless space and a paring down of the landscape to its most basic elements. Comfortable with the language of abstraction, you could almost say that the landscape under their influence became almost immaterial, more about a state of mind and best left to the viewer’s imagination. In a few instances, like Norman Yates and Robert Sinclair, their approach was also informed by the belief that the Group of Seven — no matter what the claims about their work representing a national school — was largely a regional phenomenon and perhaps even far-removed for those who called the prairies ‘home.’ At least that’s what Sinclair understood as a young man; feeling there was still a place in Canadian landscape painting for something like no one else had done before. He used watercolours and acrylics to create stains of subtle colour on raw 26 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2010

Jean-Paul Riopelle: The Glory of Abstraction, May 15 to August 1, 2010, Glenbow Museum, Calgary. Review by Richard White.

Who knew Calgary art collectors are hoarding more than 30 Jean-Paul Riopelle paintings? Monique Westra, former Senior Art Curator at the Glenbow Museum and Rod Green of Calgary’s Masters Gallery did…and they combined forces to create an inspiring exhibition of one of Canada’s most important mid-century artists. Find the complete review online at www.gallerieswest.ca www.gallerieswest.ca


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his prairie landscapes — Jasper, Banff’s Bow Valley, the Willmore wilderness, Waterton and further away, Newfoundland’s dramatic Tablelands in the Gros Morne region. All convey an engagement with the particularities of a place without losing the personal, understated interpretation that renders them Sinclair landscapes. — Mary-Beth Laviolette Neal McLeod: Sons of a Lost River, May 7 to June 27, 2010, Art Gallery of Peterborough

First Nations artist Neal McLeod is a multi-disciplinarian. Saskatchewan-born, he not only paints but writes — he’s published two books of poetry and a work of non-fiction addressing the history of the Cree people in western Canada from the 19th century to the present. Not surprisingly, McLeod is also an academic, currently teaching at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario where the Art Gallery of Peterborough mounted Sons of a Lost River, an exhibition of McLeod’s paintings organized and toured by Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery. The exhibition comprises works on wood and canvas created between 2002 and 2008. A couple of new works on paper were added into the mix for this incarnation of the show, but they’re not really necessary for they do nothing to contribute to the thematic power and dynamism of the original body of work. For starters, there’s a gut-level approachability to McLeod’s paintings (many of which incorporate collage) based in large part on the decision to install a number of multi-panel pieces on the gallery floor leaning against a wall. And with McLeod’s central concern being visual storytelling, we engage with his work in a visceral and readerly manner, moving back and forth across the floor in front of the artworks as we view the fragments of shattered narrative contained within them.

James Gordaneer: A Life in Painting, April 9 to June 6, 2010, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Review by Brian Grison

James Gordaneer has been drawing and painting almost every day since approximately 1950. His formal education was brief, but it included influential Canadian mid-20th century artists like Jock MacDonald, Carl Schaefer and Yvonne McKague Housser. He was among the first generation of Toronto artists to introduce New York abstract expressionism to English Canada in the 1950s though, unlike most of his colleagues during those years, Gordaneer never entirely rejected representation for the sake of pure abstraction. This polarity in Gordaneer’s work is one of several that an indepth discussion of his art, philosophy and career reveals. Find the complete review online at www.gallerieswest.ca 28 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2010

The Cree spiritual figure wîhtikow, a Neal McLeod, Pîkahin Okosisa, oil, acrylic latex and dark, lost being of blind greed and rampant collaged canvas on masonite, consumption figures throughout these 2008. Collection of the paintings. For McLeod, wîhtikow stands in Mendel Art Gallery. for the destructions that the colonial experience wrought upon the Cree people. Pîkahin Okosisa (2008), a large work on five joined panels, perhaps best exemplifies what McLeod can do with such metaphor. The background to the work involves the story of a flood that people believe killed a man who, upon his unexpected recovery, tells them of his visions of a troubled future. In McLeod’s painting, the wîhtikow is a devourer of people, while the remainder of the work is swirling vortexes of agonized figures — some no more than faces — caught up in a painterly maelstrom. Loops of white paint striate the painterly plane, all of it teetering perilously close to a chaotic abstraction. McLeod punctuates the swirling madness with spaces, black voids in the background. In Pîkahin Okosisa, nothingness is the likely fate of the world. Queen City Makes Bones of Old Memories (2008) references both the city of Regina and the 19th-century export of buffalo bones from the region to make bone china. An aura of haunted faces surrounds images of the Cree leader Big Bear, and the provincial capital building. Into the painterly mix, he’s collaged a series of photographs of street and business signs which depict the name “Dewdney,” making textual reference to the 19th-century commissioner of the Canadian Pacific Railway who made the final decisions as to where tracks would be laid in the province. Chances are most of us will know little of the stories behind McLeod’s paintings. But knowledge of historical background isn’t critical to understanding powerful art. Picasso’s Guernica, inspired by the Spanish Civil War, speaks to the universality of human suffering. We know powerful renderings of anguish and trauma when we see them, without necessarily knowing the contextual particulars. So it is with these paintings of Neal McLeod. — Gil McElroy In Transition: New Art From India, May 1 to June 13, 2010, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.

Artists from India have recently made a grand entrance into the international, avant-garde art scene. Milan, Tokyo and London have held major exhibitions showcasing contemporary Indian art, and have included several of the artists participating in In Transition: New Art From India at the Richmond Art Gallery. The Saatchi Gallery show in London ended a week after In Transition opened, which might explain why artist Hema Upadhyay, was seated on the floor of the gallery when I visited, constructing her matchstick chandelier, Loco-Foco-Motto, the red tips giving the piece a festive air. Fire, and its potential implied in the unlit matchsticks, is an important element of Hindu ritual, symbolizing creation and destruction, underscoring the double meanings so common in the works in this exhibition. The seven artists featured in In Transition blend a post-modern conceptual vernacular with social and political issues — subtly, in the case of Upadhyay, and not so subtly by TV Santhosh — Living with a Wound incorporates three panels of scrolling text in LED lights describing the exploitation of a prisoner for medical experimentation. The lights hover above three coffin-sized blocks of bones cast www.gallerieswest.ca


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in fibreglass. Shilpa Gupta’s National Highway #1 (En Route Srinagar to Gulmurgh) is a video shot from a vehicle as it speeds through the disputed region of Kashmir. Through the camera’s eye, we see trees and houses — normal roadside scenery — but the image frequently stutters, sounding like a machine gun, whenever a soldier appears in the viewfinder. Artists Thukral and Tagra’s Keep Out of Reach of Children (Tank), speaks to the economic growth spurt India has experienced with its strong manufacturing industries and abundance of cheap labour. Their piece appears to be a retail display of stacked, cheerfully-coloured packages. From a distance, the image of a tank appears. Sudarshan Shetty and Reena Saini Kallat both use the Taj Mahal, an epic Sudarshan Shetty, Taj-Mahal, symbol of India, in their art. Shetty’s installation, 2008. wall of miniature models refers to the weakening of the once-powerful symbol through commercialization, while Kallat examines the convergence of private and public with her marble-bead silhouette of the Taj Mahal, and photographs of ‘lovegraffiti’ scratched into public places. For the better part of the last century, Indian artists have struggled to create their own national style. Movements such as the Bengal School of Art in the early 20th century looked back to tradition and spirituality outside the borrowed conventions of British colonial rule. By the 1960s, artists looked to traditional styles such as Mughal miniature paintings, but added a modernist aesthetic. While India has experienced rapid economic growth, providing artists with the means to make ambitious works, globalization has also allowed a fertile cross-pollination. India remains a country of contradictions — growth has not diminished poverty or eased social injustices, but it has challenged spirituality and tradition. Despite the vast geography of India, a tight-knit community of contemporary artists has evolved. — Helena Wadsley

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William Kurelek, Ian W. Abdulla, Marjane Satrapi: “Innocent” Years: Stories and Pictures, April 16 to June 30, 2010, The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon. Review by Patricia Dawn Robertson.

What we resist often defines us. As a youth, each artist in this show is stalked by a different set of adversarial life conditions. Associate curator Jen Budney has identified the common ground between them and developed a fine show illustrating their plurality while respecting their differences. “Innocent” Years: Stories and Pictures by William Kurelek, Ian W. Abdulla and Marjane Satrapi engages the viewer with three distinct and engaging interpretations on the same universal theme: youthful loss of innocence. Find the complete review online at www.gallerieswest.ca www.gallerieswest.ca


REVIEWS Pat Service: Regard and Other Paintings; Arlene Wasylynchuk: Forest Passages, May 8 to May 25, Scott Gallery, Edmonton

From minimalism to expressionism, the recent work by Pat Service and Arlene Wasylynchuk explore the landscape from seemingly opposite ends of the aesthetic spectrum. Service, from Vancouver and Wasylynchuk, from Edmonton both share a passion for the western Canadian landscape and a link to the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop in northern Saskatchewan dating back to the 1990s. For four decades beginning in 1955, this annual summer workshop was a western Canadian response to the Toronto-based Group of Seven, who had defined Canadian painting up until that point. This new approach to landscape painting explored the western topography and captured the distinct light of the prairies as embodied in the work of such diverse Saskatchewan-based artists as Otto Rogers and Dorothy Knowles. In the early years there was a pervasive modernist influence from New York with workshop leaders including Barnett Newman and Clement Greenberg. Though working on the west coast, Pat Service’s approach to the landscape clearly reflected the influences of her summers at Emma Lake. The new millennium however, saw a fairly dramatic swing to a much more minimalist approach to the landscape, reducing the elements to relatively flat amorphous forms in muted tones, often bearing little colour relationship to the actual subject. In the new series, we see an introduction of some more detailed elements, which more clearly define the spaces as landscape while playing creatively with the concepts of linear and atmospheric perspective. The least successful of these new acrylic canvases are four portrait works, which struggle to combine the minimalist approach with the graphic elements needed to define the figures. Reminiscent of the American portrait painter Alex Katz, they lack the resolution of the much more successful Tree Trunk Series, three strong canvases that bring together all the elements from the explorations of the last decade. Tree Trunk #4 offers an elegant composition that defines the subject while it transcends the pictorial. In stark contrast to the quiet contemplative canvases of Service, are the energetic oils of Arlene Wasylynchuk. Her new work is a logical progression which has moved steadily toward an expressionist interpretation of the landscape from the earlier representational approach. Unlike Service’s simplification, Wasylynchuk has compounded the information with layer upon layer of brush strokes dancing across the canvas. As seen in Forest Passages #1: Rebirth, she demonstrates her strength in the studied application of vibrant colour that sometimes defines and often defies the pictorial space. At times this process loses its focus and can become muddled or muddy, but the visual rhythms of the works and the freshness of the colour bring the viewer back to the overall strength of the composition . Reflecting the diversity of the Western Canadian landscape from the vast prairie to the Boreal Forest, these two artists are a study in contrasts. An artist must continue to explore or risk stagnation. The change can be dramatic or subtle but just when you think you can define an artist’s direction, they are likely to veer off in a new direction that will take both the artist and the viewer by surprise. — Ross Bradley Arlene Wasylynchuk, Forest Passages #1: Rebirth, oil on canvas, 60" x 24". www.gallerieswest.ca

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ALBERTA THEN AND NOW

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2010 ALBERTA BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART MAY 29 TO AUGUST 29, 2010 ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA, EDMONTON

BY ROSS BRADLEY Over its 14-year history, the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art has provided a snapshot of the leading edge of the visual arts scene across the province, a true “state of the arts.” It’s also introduced the province to many younger artists who have since taken their places as key figures on the contemporary art scene. The exhibitions were curated by Art Gallery of Alberta curators, often in partnership with other provincial institutions and with an understanding of local aesthetics. Timeland, the latest version of the exhibition, was curated by Richard Rhodes, the editor of Canadian Art magazine, who has a distinguished track record as a writer, curator, teacher and photographer. In his introduction to the exhibition he says: “I was conscious of creating a crossgenerational biennial, not just a biennial focused on artists under 40, as is the usual guide for most biennials. A cross-generational mix of artists is appropriate to the theme. It is also appropriate as a reflection of the Canadian art scene, where established artists and younger artists often share a level playing field in terms of public, commercial and artist-run gallery program mandates.” So, with this in mind, does the show work as a snapshot of the current Alberta art scene? We certainly get a mix of established and emerging talent, with artists including Calgary’s John Will and his expansive Anything and Everything created between 1989 and 1991, contrasted with www.gallerieswest.ca

Danny Singer, Rockyford, HD video, 5:47min, 2010.

DISCUSSING TIMELAND: Hosted by the Art Gallery of Alberta As Timeland, the 2010 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, provoked an ongoing provincial dialogue about identities and regional representations, its accompanying panel discussion did little to shed light on the laudable and the discordant elements of the exhibition. The discussion itself began with moderator Robert Enright’s introduction on place and identity (via a throwback to Northrop Frye) and brought together some all-too-familiar faces to shed light on the exhibition, including Enright, senior editor of Border Crossings, the Calgary Herald’s respected and long-standing art critic Nancy Tousley, curators Candice Hopkins and Andrew Hunter, and Timeland curator Richard Rhodes. Touted as a conversation featuring the country’s top thinkers, brought together to discuss notions of geography and identity, there was some confusion between Rhodes the critic and Rhodes the curator, as he offered nothing new in addressing his own exhibition. Enright, who probably had the most to say, was unfortunately kept in the role of moderator. The panel brought out a few interesting perspectives on how contemporary artists, curators, and researchers view geography through time. Hopkins mused on Julia Kristeva’s idea of “monumental time”, which reconsiders how we perceive time, borders, and identity as eternally shifting concepts, but while the topic of time was continually mulled over, not much was actually said in relation to the art in Timeland. By the time all four panelists had finished speaking, it was clear that there was an embarrassing lack of focus about the exhibition itself. The majority of panelists apologetically stated they had just flown in, so had yet to spend much time with the exhibition proper. Though Tousley was the only Alberta resident on the panel, she still positioned herself as an outsider coming in, first as an American to the Ontario art scene, then as an Easterner into the Western art scene. Her sentiment in approaching different art communities from an undefined periphery seems to address a greater theme, which Rhodes has tried to counter with his own discussions of Timeland — that “here” versus “elsewhere” has already collapsed, and there are no longer centres and peripheries. As much as I would like to believe in such a possibility, especially living and working from the Canadian prairies, it should be noted that it takes great luxury and privilege to comfortably dismiss the concept of centrality, and live out what Rhodes embraces as the “glocal”, which at its root remains an economic initiative. As art and economy certainly exist within the same reality, though often forced to opposing ends of the value spectrum, a discussion on time, geography, resources, and industry may have proved to be a far more fruitful and contemporary discussion than one on art and artists in Alberta. — Amy Fung Galleries West Fall/Winter 2010 33


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Jason de Haan’s 2010 multimedia sculpture Salt Beard and Edmonton’s David Cantine, with his 2001 painting From SW Still-life Warm and Paul Bernhardt’s 2008 work Knockdown. We also get a glimpse of the scene in Alberta’s other powerhouse of creative energy — Lethbridge, with Mary-Anne McTrowe and Daniel Wong (The Cedar Tavern Singers or Les Phonorealistes) whose musical dissertations on the Alberta art world include topics like the age-old rivalry between Calgary painters John Will and Chris Cran. Their creativity proved considerably more entertaining than the writings of Clement Greenberg, the subject of another of their clever lyrics. Perhaps the most puzzling inclusion is lens-based media artist Danny Singer who, though born in Edmonton, has been based in Vancouver for more than 30 years. His video work Rockyford is indeed classic small town Alberta, and the only truly Alberta landscape piece in the exhibition, despite Singer’s not seeming to fit the criteria of Alberta artist. The most exciting discoveries also span the generations. Rita McKeough’s new work Wilderment builds on her welldeserved reputation as a leading Canadian installation artist. If McKeough captures the current rural dilemma of agriculture versus industry, with her images of wheat fields and cranes, David M.C. Miller’s White Fences at Night speaks eloquently of the regional urban landscape, with its panorama of white picket fences marking their territories like ghosts in the dark prairie night. It was also good to see the inclusion of a young artist working in traditional craft. Edmonton’s Robert Geyer explores the subtle play of light through glass rods in his 2009 sculpture Alberta Colour Study #3. Does the re-conceived idea of the biennial really work? Perhaps — if more of the work by the senior artists was current, added to their already substantial bodies of work, or if the new media successfully melded the possibilities of today’s technology with the artists’ vision. But finally, I fondly look back on the original concept of biennial, where new faces were given a voice on the main stage and the audience was given the opportunity to explore the potential of the next generation. 34 Galleries West Falll/Winter 2010

Q& A: RICHARD RHODES Curator of Timeland: 2010 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art Amy Fung: From the Timeland catalogue, the voice you assume is very much about being an outsider coming in, traveling to this land, and really decentering the center of the art world, which is basically Toronto in Canada. Richard Rhodes: I don’t believe in centres anymore. I believe technology decenters everything. There are still centres that have everything and that people still aspire to, like the Toronto art scene for instance, it aspires to New York, London, or Berlin, but that’s pathetically self-colonized. When you go to art scenes further afield, there is this wonderful kind of independence. It’s what has put the strength in the Vancouver art scene over the past couple of decades, this sense of being in a place where you know you’re not the centre, but at the same time have access to all the technologies to know absolutely what’s happening anywhere and everywhere. I wish the National Gallery would do what they originally planned to do in the 1980s starting with Pluralities, that in essence was a launching pad for the Vancouver art scene. Without mechanisms for launching things, nothing gets launched. AF: The model of the biennial then is about identity-forming for the art world? RR: I think so. In the last couple of years in Canadian Art we’ve been pretty attentive to biennials. Rather than follow the debate in ArtForum or Frieze about how tired and horrible biennials are — which, if you’re talking about the Whitney or Venice or sundry other art fairs and biennials, are truly exhausted and dull, but in this country, biennials have a really constructive role to play, because they help affirm an art culture — in fact there are artists alive and at work even if they don’t figure in any major public way. www.gallerieswest.ca


TOP: John Will, Anything and Everything, mixed media on 200 canvases, 1989 - 91. Collection of the Art Gallery of Alberta OPPOSITE: Paul Bernhardt, Communication Breakdown, oil on canvas, 2009, 62" x 74". ABOVE: Rita McKeough, Wilderment, 2010, mixed media installation RIGHT: Jason de Haan, Salt Beard, found bust, salt, steel, 2010.

AF: What do you think of the notion that art fairs are becoming more curated while biennials are becoming more commercialized? RR: Those conceptions in the international art world are a sign of its tiredness and insularity, because in fact, this is just business-page news. They have nothing to do with content, those observations, and the minute you can see any art enterprise proceeding without some notion of content, it’s time to move on and it’s time to look elsewhere. AF: With that frame of mind coming in to curate this biennial, how did you negotiate what is inclusive and what is just your selection process? RR: Well to some extent, I think the selection process is a given. I wanted to work with the system that the gallery had set up. Only, I’ve come to find all of this amazing work! (laughs) I don’t mean to sound surprised by it . . . My surprise was not at the art, but my own lack of knowledge of it. I don’t ever want to suggest that if there was an artist in Alberta who isn’t in this biennial, that it means their work doesn’t count — that kind of thinking is anathema to me. You just realize there’s this whole group of mid-level artists who would never bother to apply anyway because they would feel if they weren’t chosen that it’s a kind of affront to their dignity. Well, okay, but the fact of the matter is, a structure like a biennial is an information-sharing system. www.gallerieswest.ca

AF: Do you think this lack of knowledge about regional art scenes is more common than one would think across Canada? RR: I think it’s generic across Canada that we don’t know who our artists are. We know a handful of people who get into institutions that have marketing budgets to let other people know they count. If only everywhere showed their own artists. AF: Isn’t Canada just too big? In Europe, you can see local artists, take the train for an hour, and see another set of local artists, but here, you can drive for five hours within the same province just to see local art. There is definitely a very different consciousness of what local and regional identity means within Canada. RR: To me these are the issues at the moment, these are the defining issues for the art world and for culture in general, as we have the technology to speed up time and place to make it synchronous. I think the most important thing for us to do in this country is to construct an art culture that takes its place alongside the established recognition that the performing arts has in this country. So for me, to do a biennial, it’s a way of insisting on this art practice that happens without the Canada Council, and indicates the need for more recognition and for more support for the production of art that tells us about where we live. — Amy Fung Galleries West Fall/Winter 2010 35


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LEGENDS OF THE LAKE KEITH LANGERGRABER’S RATTLESNAKE ISLAND AT THE KELOWNA ART GALLERY EXPLORES OKANAGAN MYTHS AND MONSTERS

BY PORTIA PRIEGERT ABOVE: Detail drawings from Rattlesnake Island. RIGHT: Artist Keith Langergraber in his home studio.

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Vancouver-based artist Keith Langergraber’s work explores skateboarding culture and science fiction cults, and he often hikes out to forgotten landmarks to salvage old boards, chunks of rusting metal and other detritus for gallery installations. Rattlesnake Island, which opens this fall at the Kelowna Art Gallery, provided yet another opportunity for adventure. Langergraber spent two weeks camping on the arid shores of Okanagan Lake, where he searched for the mythical lake serpent known as Ogopogo, and explored the island, a rocky outcrop with a bizarre history that has fascinated him since childhood.“For my generation, it was a bit of an urban myth,” says Langergraber.“It gave me an excuse to dig.” Langergraber’s practice covers a lot of ground, but there are common threads. He often focuses on littleknown histories or sub-cultures and he’s also interested in mapping, particularly what he calls mental geographies, the informal pictures we create in our minds to understand the places we frequent.Yet despite the playful quality of his work, he’s known for developing critical discourses around his ideas.This rigor helped land him on last year’s long list for the Sobey Art Award. The centerpiece of Rattlesnake Island is a 17-minute video Langergraber taped as he camped out in the woods. At times, he talks to the camera informatively as if he were hosting a natural history show. At others, he seems almost conspiratorial, like a contestant on Survivor.The campy quality is intentional. Langergraber wants to question archetypes of the lone male in the wilderness, and by extension, the art world.“I think there’s a false romance, a sort of utopian gesture that goes along with that . . . I wanted to complicate that and pose it as problematic.” www.gallerieswest.ca


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THESE PAGES: Keith Langergraber, Rattlesnake Island, installation detail.

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The video, marked by haphazard camera work, represents his doppelganger, Hans Langergraber. Yet its documentary-style voiceover tells the real-life story of Lebanese immigrant Eddy Haymour, who tried to develop a Middle Eastern theme park on Rattlesnake Island in the 1970s, but was thwarted by the B.C. government. Haymour spent time in a mental hospital and then returned to Lebanon, where he stormed the Canadian Embassy. Although many locals dismissed him as paranoid, his story aired on CBC Television’s investigative news program, The Fifth Estate. The B.C. Supreme Court eventually decided the government had conspired against Haymour and ordered compensation. Haymour, who operated a hotel in nearby Peachland, published his account of the dispute in a book titled From Nuthouse to Castle. For Langergraber, the video’s shifts in narrative style reflect his interest in the boundaries between the fictional and the real. “It starts out whimsical and funny but has this darker side,” he says. The video also makes reference to Bas Jan Ader, a Dutch conceptual artist who disappeared in 1975 during a solo sailing trip from the United States to Europe. Langergraber’s character also disappears, leaving only his kayak and a video camera in a waterproof case. “Even though Hans Langergraber, my alter ego, fulfills the role of the romantic tragic hero, sacrificing himself to achieve the sublime, unlike Ader he never quite experiences the sublime,” says Langergraber. “He lives in a cave defaced with graffiti on the side of the highway, and then after weeks of isolation and an arduous journey, finally arrives at Rattlesnake Island. The tranquility is interrupted during an encounter with civilization. My character’s mental state undergoes a change, paralleling Haymour’s emotional transformation in regards to the distress caused by the dispute.” Langergraber was born in Trail, B.C., but spent much of his youth in Kelowna. His childhood explorations in the woods inspired early projects dealing with forgotten historical sites, including his 2001 MFA exhibition, Removed. The exhibition featured material culled from abandoned industrial sites, including a decaying miner’s shed buckling under an avalanche of debris. www.gallerieswest.ca


In the exhibition essay, Vancouver curator Melanie O’Brian noted that Langergraber’s work investigates tensions between deconstruction and reconstruction. “Removed seeks out and complicates the spaces within paired terminologies: site and non-site, art and artifact, chaos and stasis, the personal and the theoretical, fiction and science, deconstruction and reconstruction,” she writes. “Such an investigation confronts the fundamental systems of art and nature while it considers the legacies of earth art, conceptualism, institutional critique and how to contribute to the dialogue around these issues in contemporary art.” After university, Langergraber continued to explore abandoned sites, including a former Chinese migrant farm on the Musqueam reserve near the Fraser River featured in a 2003 exhibition at the Alternator Gallery in Kelowna. “For me, the inherent imagery of found artifacts suggests the traces of human industry embedded in the permanence of a relentless landscape,” says Langergraber. “The collecting of objects is the basis for a scrutiny of place and history that sifts through the strata of time, looking for evidence of social, cultural and political change.” Over the last few years, Langergraber has expanded his practice to look at different sub-cultures, particularly the skateboarding community. An avid skateboarder himself, he built a large quarter pipe for a 2009 exhibition at the Penticton Art Gallery and then invited local skateboarders to try it out. Following his usual practice, Langergraber worked across disciplines, including a series of drawings and a video of himself skateboarding atop concrete benches he built in a Coquitlam park in conjunction with a 2007 exwww.gallerieswest.ca

hibition at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. The curved surfaces of the benches were designed to appeal to skateboarders, while text on each bench refers to concrete poetry, a 1950s literary movement that treated words as visual phenomena. Langergraber’s drawings consider how skateboarders understand urban space. “Skateboarders create a mental map consisting of skate spots within a city,” he says, pointing to examples such as the wave sculpture on the Halifax waterfront and the Big O built for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. “A skate spot is not a skate park. It’s a random mistake that’s happened in which an architectural feature is perfect for skateboarding.” Langergraber is busy these days. He teaches at Emily Carr University in Vancouver and last summer led a northern studies field course for Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. “I ended up taking the students all the way up to Inuvik,” he says. “The course looked at the new importance of the North in regard to the environment, sovereignty and the changes this will bring to the indigenous population.” Langergraber is also preparing for a 2012 exhibition at YYZ, an artist-run centre in Toronto. He hopes to include a video that explores time travel and sci-fi cults, themes he investigated earlier this year at Western Front, an artist-run centre in Vancouver. “I’m working on a script,” he says. “I’m going to tie in the new airport in Toronto and all the science-fiction-like architecture there. Right now, as far as the whole subculture thing, that’s what I’m most interested in.” Keith Langergraber’s Rattlesnake Island is on at the Kelowna Art Gallery October 9 to December 12. Galleries West Fall/Winter 2010 41


VA A TIGHT SPOT

AS THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY EYES A NEW SPACE, A CITY-WIDE DEBATE GETS UNDERWAY

BY BEVERLY CRAMP

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On a soft summer evening last July, when Vancouver beaches were crowded with sun-worshippers and picnickers, a few hundred people filed into an underground lecture hall at Robson Square. They came to hear whether or not the Vancouver Art Gallery should build a new home at a site five blocks away. What could be so important about a change of locale to make outdoors-mad Vancouverites come and listen to six public speakers about a structure for art, not even the art itself? Such a change would be, on the face of it, a minor consideration except that the VAG has been so successful at its current location in a much-loved heritage building, anchoring the north end of the sprawling Robson Square Complex. People are drawn to the place as a de facto civic centre for the city. Protests happen here, youth hang out on the VAG’s grand steps, musical concerts entertain passersby, and it was the central gathering place for visitors during the 2010 Olympics last February. It’s an exciting concurrence to have one of British Columbia’s most important institutions at the heart of so much cultural activity. This is where art should be. But if there is one point most knowledgeable experts agree upon, it’s that the current Gallery is sorely inadequate to carry out its mandate. Little of its permanent art collection can be shown at any time. The lecture room, if you can call it that, is in the attic of the building and only seats about 150 people. The 9,000-square-foot underground

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AG storage space is damp and leaky and is located beside the water main, a dangerous situation. There is little space for school programs and they are limited each year despite an abundance of requests. It’s been that way for some time according to Michael Audain, a developer, high-profile visual arts patron, and a member of the VAG Board of Trustees since 1988. “The building we have was wonderful 28 years ago, but it no longer fits the stature of a city that has become a major international arts centre,” Audain says. “It has a totally inadequate exhibition space, there is no space for educational facilities, and staff work in poor surroundings. There are so many things we can’t do that many comparable cities can. There are smaller cities that have much better facilities than we do.” To make his point about the Gallery’s infrastructure problems, Audain told a personal story at the July public information session. “About 12 years ago, I was walking around an exhibition with one of the art gallery directors, about two before Kathleen [Bartels, the current director], when I hit something with my foot and almost fell over. It was a bucket operating as a humidifier. The director told me that they couldn’t get water at a temperature that would cool the building. That became the first item on a growing list I have been accumulating as to the inadequacies of the building. “Since then, we’ve been retaining one consultant after another about what we could do. All sorts of plans have been drawn up — some were really strange. We all wanted to stay in this building. We love it, and came up with a number of ideas of how to expand on the same site. We didn’t think we had to move as we do today because none of the previous plans were sufficient. All I can say is we have put a lot of thought into it, and it has taken a great many years to get to this point where we know we have to move.” Audain then outlined the plan so far — submission of a formal proposal to the City of Vancouver about moving to a piece of city-owned land at Georgia and Cambie. The proposal includes development of a much larger gallery, double its current size, at an old bus depot site that’s now used as a parking lot. Estimates of the cost of a purpose-built www.gallerieswest.ca

gallery range from $300 to $450 million, a substantial amount in these post-recession times. The Vancouver arts community is already reeling from substantial cuts in provincial support. “The B.C. Arts Council slashed their budget by 54 per cent last year, and smaller groups are being left out,” says Amir Ali Alibhai, executive director of the Alliance for Arts and Culture, a non profit umbrella organization representing more than 350 arts groups in Vancouver. But Alibhai does not begrudge the large amount of arts funding that a new Gallery building will eat up. “We support the VAG and its board in its quest for a new building,” he says. “It’s an important move. We need a better and larger gallery in this city. A strong and vibrant Vancouver Art Gallery is a huge contributor to the cultural ecosystem. Visual artists need access to significant contemporary works for their own practices, and the VAG does that.” While the Gallery does not have a confirmed site, it has already received word of a $50 million pledge of financial support from the provincial government. Private donors have also pledged upwards of $40 million, before an official campaign has even begun. Alibhai points out that provincial funding for a new arts facility would not likely reduce the operating grant money that so many of the small galleries and arts groups depend upon and want to see restored. “Funding for a new building would come from a different pot of money, not the BCAC budget,” he says. “But the provincial government could

ESTIMATES OF THE COST OF A PURPOSEBUILT GALLERY RANGE FROM $300 TO $450 MILLION, A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT IN THESE POST-RECESSION TIMES.

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“WHY HAVEN’T THE CITY POLITICIANS GIVEN US AN ANALYSIS? THE CITY SHOULD BE LEADING THIS DISCUSSION.”

still play politics with the numbers and promote the VAG expenditure as contributing to cultural money and argue that they really haven’t cut back the cultural sector at all. I would like to see them restore the funding to the B.C. Arts Council that feeds all the arts groups, as well as contribute to a new Gallery.” Like many other knowledgeable people in the cultural sector, Michael Heeney agrees that the current facilities need to be expanded. The principal and executive director of Bing Thom Architects just doesn’t believe that the current location should be abandoned. “The VAG does need new facilities and has for some time now,” Heeney says. “They’ve been doing an awesome job with what they have. But there is so much potential for expanding into, and under, the 40,000-square-foot footprint between the Gallery and the new courthouse.” Working with Bing Thom’s firm, Heeney has special insights into the Robson Complex. Thom was the principal architect at Arthur Erickson’s firm when they designed Robson Square, which houses the new courthouse, and renovated old courthouse that was transformed into the Vancouver Art Gallery. Robson Square was designed with underground space, potentially to link via subterranean transportation to the city’s centre. That never happened, making the below-grade areas often empty until the 2010 Olympic Games used the space. “It was wonderful to see that site realize its full capabilities during the Olympics,” Heeney says. “It

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was a key place for people to meet downtown. The site became really animated and showed its full potential.” Heeney, along with many others, wants City of Vancouver councillors and staff to take a bigger role in leading the public discourse and decisionmaking. Ray Spaxman, retired from City Hall after being director of planning from 1973 to 1989, concurs. “I’m inspired by the art gallery,” he says. “One of the most important things a city can have is a successful art gallery. There are conflicting opinions about whether the VAG should stay or move, and it shows how treasured the institution is to Vancouver citizens. There are a lot of opinions, but I haven’t seen a detailed listing of the pros and cons. Why haven’t the city politicians given us this analysis? The City should be leading this discussion.” For now, the discussion is being fuelled by the Gallery itself. Kathleen Bartels has a passionate vision of what a Gallery with a larger site and building could accomplish. “I see the gallery as being a town square for the 21st century,” she says. “Museums are no longer just these places where scholars visit to do research and people come to see exhibitions of art. People want to have an experience here, they want to spend the whole day at the gallery, see a show, eat here, have contemplative moments to absorb what they’ve seen and learned here. And museums are important drivers of cultural change. They’re important places for people to gather and have meaningful conversations. Art is a wonderful way to have debates about what’s going on in the world.” Bartels feels that there aren’t enough spaces in the current Gallery for visitors to move beyond the exhibition areas, to have this broader dialogue — such as sculpture gardens, outdoor performance spaces, educational areas with comfortable seating and books, computer terminals for DVDs and other sources of information, and general areas for people to meet and converse. “We can’t do much of that here because we’re too constrained physically. A new gallery would help us become a larger part of the community and play the kind of role we are capable of.” www.gallerieswest.ca


SECRET IDENTITIES FILLED WITH HEROES AND SHAPESHIFTERS, ABORIGINAL STORIES ARE TAILOR-MADE FOR MANGA, COMICS, AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

BY KENTON SMITH Above all, Winnipeg writer David Robertson wanted to create a good comic. “Comics are an amazing medium –— just look at Maus and Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography,” Robertson says. “I just wanted to create one of the better graphic novels out there.” He’s talking about his most recent work, a graphic novel called Stone. Farther west, Haida painter and installation artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas has gone a step beyond, creating what he calls Haida Manga — “part Haida, part Asian, and all Michael,” according to his website. And with his latest, the hardcover book Red, “I was very consciously trying to create a new aesthetic.” It’s not a leap to find these two Canadian Aboriginal artists creating in the comics medium, expressing themes and visual traditions rooted in Native history and culture. Robertson, who’s from the Swampy Cree nation in northern Manitoba, says, “I’m interested in telling Aboriginal stories, with Aboriginal perspectives.” In conceiving of Stone, Robertson began with a clear dilemma — how to effectively teach Aboriginal history in grade schools? Experimenting with the form, he first created a graphic novel based on the true story of an ambitious young Cree woman murdered in The Pas in 1971. It took more than a decade for the case to be even partially resolved with the conviction of one man. Robertson’s book, The Life of Helen Betty Osborne, was published in 2008 and it still resonates deeply among readers. After that, he began the four-part 7 Generations series with the first two entries, Stone and Scars. Spanning seven generations of one Plains Cree family, Stone details history Robertson learned little of in school, concerning colonialism, smallpox, and residential schools. As a graphic work, the series repeatedly marries theme and medium. Consider the first panel of book one, showing a broken picture frame. On the lower panel of page two, the cracks running through the

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“CHANGE IS ALWAYS AN ACTIVE PLAYER IN ANY HUMAN SOCIETY, AT ANY POINT IN HISTORY. THAT’S WHY AN ARTIST CAN’T JUST REPLAY THE SAME OLD TUNE OR RECIPE.” panel echo the preceding image, but likewise mirror a dream catcher in the window in another panel. An Aboriginal visual motif has been organically fashioned into a narrative device — a technique that recurs in Scars, published in July. It’s a recurring theme that can establish an artist and writer — see the distinct look and colour in the work of Canadian graphic novel success story Seth, with his mid-century sad sacks and his staid middle class settings. Such images’ meanings can be revealed over time, as part of an overall symmetry. “Having read hundreds of comics, I have a strong sense of what works and what doesn’t,” Robertson says. His scripts are highly detailed in what they demand from his artist collaborator, Scott B. Henderson. By contrast, Yahgulanaas acknowledges his work to be “in many ways a departure — yet my work is a fully consistent extension of my Nation’s visual artistic practice.” His work, he says, falls within “a tradition of innovation.” Yahgulanaas has had a rich career as an artist, writer, and thinker. He’s skirted the edges of traditional art forms, producing often-whimsical but meticulously drafted panels of drawings, but has also had highly respected shows at galleries across Canada and internationally — including Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. His latest book, Red overflows with innovation. While employing conventional devices like panels and balloons, it has a look completely unto itself. It’s easy to find designs evoking the totem pole, but Yahgulanaas gives his totems unique twists. Like Robertson, Yahgulanaas also makes use of the recurring motif — although with Red, it’s more of a hidden pattern. He unfolds both the panels and pages of the comic to form a larger, holistic design — one typically found on Haida bentwood boxes, with their curved edges and symmetry — a true fusion of Haida and graphic conventions. These types of visual puns are part of the Haida tradition, Yahgulanaas explains. Just look at a totem 46 Galleries West Falll/Winter 2010

pole. The various components morph into one another, creating multiple layers of meaning. As a story, Red re-tells a traditional Haida narrative. Yahgulanaas describes it as concerning the relationship and responsibility that exist between leader and community, but he insists that this concept is less of a current concern for his own people than it is for most Canadians. “The quality of our national leadership is much higher,” he adds, referring to the Haida nation. Still, he’s very interested in the audience outside his Haida following. “The goal is to create accessibility,” Yahgulanaas says. “And to

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erode elitism. I’m not creating for a highbrow audience — I’m trying to make populist art, not High Art.” He adds that people often react stiffly to indigenous art, as if their reactions are being recorded. He would prefer that people not necessarily relate to his work as Haida Art, either. “People should react according to their own respective experiences.” After all, Yahgulanaas asserts that Canadians of all backgrounds have a lot more in common than they may realize. “We’re more similar to each other than you or I are to our own great-grandparents.

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“Change is always an active player in any human society, at any given point in history,” he continues. “That’s why an artist can’t just replay the same old tune or recipe.” In the best oral tradition, the endings of his stories change with his retelling. For that matter, Yahgulanaas thinks of Haida Manga itself as a concept still in development. He’s still trying to perfect it, he says, and is working on a new story now. As for Robertson — he’d also like to do some non-historical graphic novels. “Because they’re awesome.” These artists may be shaped by their heritage, but they don’t feel bound by history, either. And the future is wide open for both of them.

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SHADES OF GREEN WITH A NEW SHOW AT IAN TAN GALLERY, PAINTER ROBERT MICHENER RAKES OVER 40 IDYLLIC YEARS BY FIONA MORROW

PHOTOGRAPH: MARK MUSHET

The suburban community made up of large executive homes with triple garages and manicured lawns was not what I was expecting. But despite the middleclass trappings all around, when I turned into the driveway of Robert Michener’s home I found a simple, self-built dwelling of unpainted cedar in tall, vertical planks. From the large window of his garden studio, Michener still looks out on trees, but there’s no escaping that what he bought for $62,000 as an acre of land in the midst of farm country some 20 years ago has been enveloped by the persistent development sprawl of South Surrey, B.C. Michener turned 75 this year and has been painting for five decades. Come October, he will be the subject of a retrospective at Ian Tan Gallery in Vancouver. “It’s not really a retrospective,” he explains. “There will only be about 25 paintings and everything is for sale. It’s more ‘works from the artist’s collection’.” He’s showing me — with the help of a friend and former student — some of that collection. The works go back as far as the 1960s, when Michener was turning from the abstract expressionism of his college years into what he describes as “an abstract figurative art”. There are a few examples of his best-known work — the farm series. Painted mostly during the 1980s, they hark back to a time when working the land was a family affair, and the landscape was dotted with smallholdings, red barns and hedgerows. Pleasing, almost quaint, these paintings were regarded as folk art by some, Michener recalls with impatience. After the farm series, he began painting gorges — highly stylized, but still very serene images of high cliffs and birds, with lone miniature anglers in their midst. “Lots of people think the gorges are my best work,” he notes. “But they certainly haven’t found a market at all.”

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Many decisions about which works will be included in the show are still to be made — the artist and the gallery owner have their differences on this. Idyll II (2008) is a case in point. It features a glade edged with trees and cliffs, with three naked figures lying in the grass. “This is a painting I’m very happy with,” he says. “Ian doesn’t want to show it. He likes things with impact.” Michener dismisses the idea of impact. When Michener looks at the painting, he sees the natural next step in his journey as an artist. He’s moving toward “a more gentle kind of painting, trying to posit another way of living in the world.” He was born in the small town of Preston, Minnesota and grew up loving the environment. The bike rides after school, the fishing and squirrel hunting. The land — naturally cut into channels bordered by limestone cliffs — imprinted itself deep into his consciousness. The small town attitudes were less easy to bear and he left for university in St. Paul to study pre-law, but soon found himself studying drawing, then painting and sculpture. He got engaged, and the girl promptly left to study in Europe, so he and a friend decided to hitchhike across the Middle East and Europe for six months. “I looked at an awful lot of art” he recalls. “And I came back thinking there was no way I’d ever be able to do what those artists could do.” And the girl? “Jilted me.” After two years in the army, he went back to get his Masters at the University of Minnesota. One of the first people he met was to become his mentor, Walter Quirt — a name that passes Michener’s lips often. Quirt was a member of the Works Progress Administration and a Marxist abstract expressionist. “He had very strong opinions and a very strong point of view,” says his student. By the time he had his graduate degree, Michener was married and, after five years’ teaching university, the couple headed to London for a year with their two adopted toddlers. “This was a critical time for me,” he notes. “Not for the painting, which I don’t think went very well, but because it was the first time I had the opportunity to see great art on a regular basis.” It wasn’t until he moved to Vancouver in 1973 to take up a position at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University), that his work received any attention. He was 40 when he had his first commercial show. “Vancouver was a cultural backwater, which was good for me,” he 50 Galleries West Falll/Winter 2010

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says. “Because I was doing landscapes, they vaguely connected me to the Group of Seven. People bought my paintings because they weren’t abstractions and yet they weren’t realistic.” Things were less rosy at work where his wife, the now-noted ceramicist Sally Michener, was also employed. He shared a department with three minimal abstractionists. “The spray booth was in constant use, but there were no drawing classes. There wasn’t even an easel.” His marriage broke up — Sally was the Dean and his boss “and much more famous than me” — and he married one of his students, the painter Ann Nelson. They just celebrated 25 years together. Next to Idyll II in his studio, Michener has pulled out a large painting from the 1960s. Though the brush strokes are broader and the style less harnessed in the earlier work, the image is again one of naked figures in a bucolic landscape. “I think they’re in direct connection,” he says of the two works. “I’ve always had a moral compass in my art — I felt that you should point a way to something better. That art should show us not just what we feel, but the possibility of feeling differently.” He’s hoping that the Ian Tan show will bring people to appreciate the work, but he says he’s not optimistic. “It’s hard when you don’t receive any respect or notice — and I’ve received very little,” he proffers matter-of-factly. “But then I’ve never painted in accordance with any fashion — and often I’ve worked in direct opposition to it.” Robert Michener’s solo exhibition is on at Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver October 23 to November 18.

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ALBERTA GALLERIES BANFF Commercial Galleries 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 info@canadahouse.com www.canadahouse.com A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art — paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Banff Springs Hotel, 405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-760-2382 Toll Free: 800-310-9726 banff@mountaingalleries.com www.mountaingalleries.com Located in The Fairmont Banff Springs, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. With three galleries, a combined total of 6080 square feet of exhibition space, and a state of the art warehouse/studio in Jasper, they frequently host exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 2469, 110 Bison Courtyard, 211 Bear St Banff, AB T1L 1C2 T. 403-762-2214 Toll Free: 866-859-2220 fineart@willockandsaxgallery.com www.willockandsaxgallery.com Art reflects the spiritual and physical reliance of humanity on the natural world. The Willock & Sax Gallery is innovative and eclectic, rooted in the idea that art is about people, place, and community. They carry work by mainly Western Canadian contemporary and historic artists, who enjoy international, national, and regional reputations. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. Public Galleries WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY 107 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1020 Stn 40 Banff, AB T1L 1H5 T. 403-762-6281 F. 403-762-6659 walter_phillipsgallery@banffcentre.ca www.banffcentre.ca/wpg/

Calgary’s Weiss Gallery showcases the moody, maritime canvases of France Jodoin October 21 to November 20. The Quebec-based painter has created a series of dramatic, windswept scenes suggestive of endless weather and lost horizons. “I wanted to create a recognizable but imaginary geography,” she says. “Focusing on the large and small spaces that exist between the sea and sky that suggest infinity.” ABOVE: France Jodoin, Under the silent fog the tolling bell measures time, oil on linen (two panels), 2010, 80" X 140". info@whyte.org www.whyte.org 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

WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160, 111 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919

Commercial Galleries BLUEROCK GALLERY (FORMERLY TERRA COTTA) 110 Centre Ave Box 1290 Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5047 F. 403-933-5050 store@bluerockgallery.ca www.bluerockgallery.ca Under new owners, Karen Gimbel and Chris Weingarth, Bluerock Gallery is a go-to place for one-ofa-kind art and fine craft plus jewellery and inspiring

ALBERTA INDEX Banff...................................................................... 53 Black Diamond ....................................................... 53 Bragg Creek ........................................................... 53 Calgary .................................................................. 53 Camrose ................................................................ 58 Canmore ................................................................ 58 Cochrane ............................................................... 58 Crowsnest Pass....................................................... 59 Didsbury ................................................................ 59 Drumheller ............................................................. 59 Edmonton.............................................................. 59 Empress ................................................................. 62 Fort Macleod.......................................................... 62 Fort McMurray ....................................................... 62 Grande Prairie ........................................................ 62 High River ............................................................. 62 Jasper .................................................................... 62 Lacombe ................................................................ 62 Lethbridge ............................................................. 62 Medicine Hat ......................................................... 62 Okotoks ................................................................. 63 Red Deer ................................................................ 63 Rosebud................................................................. 63 Waterton ............................................................... 63 Wetaskiwin ............................................................ 63

BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX 100 Mile House...................................................... 63 Abbotsford ............................................................ 63 Armstrong ............................................................. 63 Bowen Island ......................................................... 63 Campbell River ....................................................... 63 Castlegar................................................................ 63 Chemainus ............................................................. 64 Chilliwack .............................................................. 64 Comox ................................................................... 64 Coombs ................................................................. 64 Courtenay .............................................................. 64 Cowichan Bay ........................................................ 64 Cranbrook.............................................................. 64 Duncan .................................................................. 64 Galiano Island ........................................................ 64 Gibsons.................................................................. 64 Golden................................................................... 64 Grand Forks ........................................................... 64 Invermere............................................................... 64 Kamloops............................................................... 64 Kelowna................................................................. 65 Kimberley ............................................................... 66 Ladysmith .............................................................. 66 Nanaimo ................................................................ 66 Nelson ................................................................... 66

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books. New art arrives regularly and the impressive group of more than 50 artists is being expanded. Wed to Mon 11 am - 5 pm; Dec 1 - 24 daily 11 am - 7 pm or by appt. BRAGG CREEK Commercial Galleries SUNCATCHER’S DESIGN STUDIO 4-27 Balsam Ave, Old West Mall PO Box 840 Bragg Creek,, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-4332 F. 403-278-6299 info@suncatchersdesigns.com www.suncatchersdesigns.com SunCatcher’s has provided custom stained glass to the Calgary area since 1979. The gallery features leaded windows, vintage paintings, art glass, pottery, ceramics, metal art and jewellery — by Canadian artists such as Mindy Andrews, Leslie MacKenzie, Robert Held, John Stone and Allen Wiebe with jewellery by Linda Catt and Sandy Angle. Eclectic and enjoyable. Wed to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun and Mon noon - 5 pm.

Oliver ..................................................................... 66 Parksville ................................................................ 66 Penticton ............................................................... 66 Prince George ........................................................ 67 Qualicum Bay/Beach ............................................... 67 Salmon Arm........................................................... 67 Salt Spring Island ................................................... 67 Sechelt ................................................................... 68 Sidney .................................................................... 68 Silver Star Mountain ............................................... 68 Skidegate ............................................................... 68 Summerland .......................................................... 68 Tofino .................................................................... 68 Vancouver .............................................................. 68 Vernon................................................................... 73 Victoria .................................................................. 73 Whistler ................................................................. 75 MANITOBA INDEX Brandon................................................................. 76 Churchill ................................................................ 76 Gimli...................................................................... 76 Morden ................................................................. 76 Portage La Prairie ................................................... 76 Winnipeg ............................................................... 76 Winnipeg Beach ..................................................... 78

THE ALICAT GALLERY 1 Bragg Creek Village Centre Box 463 Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-3777 F. 403-949-3777 gallery@alicatgallery.com www.alicatgallery.com Located about 30 minutes west of Calgary, the gallery opened in 1987. It represents more than 100 local and Western Canadian artists and artisans working in oils, acrylics and watercolours. Ceramics, carvings, sculpture and ironwork of the finest quality are also shown. Daily 11 am - 5 pm. CALGARY Artist-run Galleries ARTIST PROOF GALLERY 2010F 11 St SE PO Box 6821 Station D Calgary, AB T2P 2E7 T. 403-287-1056 alberta.printmakers@yahoo.ca www.albertaprintmakers.ca SASKATCHEWAN INDEX Assiniboia .............................................................. 78 Estevan .................................................................. 78 Lumsden ................................................................ 78 Meacham............................................................... 78 Melfort .................................................................. 78 Melville .................................................................. 78 Moose Jaw............................................................. 78 North Battleford ..................................................... 78 Prince Albert .......................................................... 78 Regina ................................................................... 78 Saskatoon .............................................................. 79 Swift Current.......................................................... 79 Val Marie ............................................................... 79 Weyburn ................................................................ 79 Yorkton .................................................................. 79 NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Dawson City........................................................... 80 Inuvik..................................................................... 80 Whitehorse ............................................................ 80 Yellowknife ............................................................ 80

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23rd Annual Fall Exhibition & Sale Featuring: Rod Charlesworth, Merv Brandel, Neil Patterson, Curtis Golomb, Perry Haddock and Alice Helwig Preview Oct 20 - 22, Sales begin at Gala Reception Oct 22, 7:30 pm

The Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre has the North American premiere of Melanie Gilligan’s multi-part fictional video narrative Popular Unrest (to October 24). Set in an odd future unraveled by the global financial crisis, the absurd, satirical story follows the conventions of popular forensicsstyle television shows. Gilligan is an artist and writer based in the U.K. ABOVE: Melanie Gilligan, still image from the multi-episode drama Popular Unrest, 2010. EMMEDIA GALLERY & PRODUCTION SOCIETY 203-351 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C7 T. 403-263-2833 F. 403-232-8372 emmedia@emmedia.ca www.emmedia.ca STRIDE GALLERY 1004 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M7 T. 403-262-8507 F. 403-269-5220 stride2@telusplanet.net www.stride.ab.ca

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THE NEW GALLERY 212-100 7 Ave SW (Art Central) Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 info@thenewgallery.org www.thenewgallery.org From its new location on the second level of Art Central, 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 CONTEMPORARY ART IN CALGARY 815 1 St SW, lower level Calgary, AB T2P 1N3 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737 info@truck.ca www.truck.ca/ TRUCK is a non-profit, artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. Their goal is to incite dialogue locally, which contributes to the global critical discourse on contemporary art. TRUCK presents dynamic programming, fosters innovative artistic practices, encourages experimentation, and promotes a dialogue between artists and the public. Free admission. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries ART CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-543-9900 sandra@artcentral.ca www.artcentral.ca 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. ARTFIRM GALLERY 617 11 AVE SW, Lower Level, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-1344 F. 403-206-1399 info@artfirm.ca www.artfirm.ca Artfirm presents an expanding group of artists working in a full range of media including painting, sculpture, printmaking and innovative media. Artfirm is committed to the sale of exceptional, contemporary artwork by Canadian and international artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appointment.

ARTFUL LIVING 724a 11 AVE SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-265-8338 greg@artfulliving.ca www.artfulliving.ca Long-known for their collector quality framing, the gallery has extended its ‘artful living’ theme at its location in the Design District with paintings by Lisa Kozokowksy, exclusive leather furniture by Selene, and resin and steel works by Martha Sturdy. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. ARTS ON ATLANTIC GALLERY 1312A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-264-6627 F. 403-264-6628 info@artsonatlantic.com www.artsonatlantic.com The gallery showcases an eclectic mix of fine Canadian art and craft. Five minutes from downtown, it is a warm, intimate space in historic Inglewood. Mediums include painting, copper, glass, jewelry, wood, specialty cards, photography and native leather and beading. The book arts and classes are a specialty. Wed to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm and by appt. AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART 107-100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-262-3356 info@axisart.ca www.axisart.ca Represents professional Canadian and International artists working in diverse media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing and photography. The artists represent distinctive artistic practices in terms of their approach, technique and themes. The result: work that is compelling, fresh and engaging. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, First Thurs till 9 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. CIRCA 1226A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1 T. 403-290-0145 Toll Free: 877-290-0145 circa5060@yahoo.ca www.circa5060.ca Circa is a one-of-a-kind gallery specializing in midcentury modern art glass from around the world. All items are hand blown works of art from the 1940-1960s. The focus is on European art glass from the best known studios and furnaces. Circa brings world-class vintage art glass to Calgary from centres across Europe. A visual spectacle of color, form and modernism. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. COLLAGE 206-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-3330 collage@collagegallery.ca www.collagegallery.ca DADE ART AND DESIGN LAB 1327 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T2 T. 403-454-0243 F. 403-454-0282 info@dadegallery.com www.dadegallery.com With a distinctive product mix and presentation philosophy DaDe Art & Design Lab favours the ‘eco-friendly’ in offering a complete product range

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for modern living — including original art and sculpture by local artists, and exclusive furniture from around the world. Tues, Wed, Fri 11 am - 7 pm; Thurs till 9 pm; Sat till 6 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm and by appointment. (Winter: Tues, Wed, Fri 11 am - 6 pm; Thurs till 8 pm; Sat till 6 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm.) DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 737 2 ST SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 dpg@dianapaulgalleries.com www.dianapaulgalleries.com 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. ENDEAVOR ARTS 200-1209 1 St SW Calgary, AB T2R 0V3 T. 403-532-7800 info@endeavorarts.com www.endeavorarts.com FORTUNE FINE ART 3-215 39 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E3 T. 403-277-7252 F. 403-277-7364 info@fortunefineart.com www.fortunefineart.com 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. GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 866-425-5373 art@gainsboroughgalleries.com www.gainsboroughgalleries.com Extensive collection of fine artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Wood, Desrosiers, Lyon, Hedrick, Min Ma, Simard, Brandel, Schlademan, Bond, Cameron, Crump and Charlesworth. Calgary’s largest collection of bronze — by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Taylor, Danyluk and Arthur. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat till 5 pm. GALLERIA - INGLEWOOD 907 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S5 T. 403-270-3612 galleria@shaw.ca www.calgarycraftedgifts.com

GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 100-602 11 Ave SW - lower level Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 T. 403-265-1630 F. 403-265-1634 info@gerrythomas.com www.gerrythomasgallery.com This contemporary, New York-style gallery boasts an impressive 4600 sq ft of original art work ranging from glass sculpture to abstract oil paintings and photography. The gallery, which can accommodate events of up to 300 people, is anchored by a central art deco bar, three plasma screens and a sophisticated sound system. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. GIBSON FINE ART LTD 628 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 T. 403-244-2000 info@gibsonfineart.ca www.gibsonfineart.ca Now located in the Design District, 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. Tues to Sat 10 am 5 pm. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 709 A 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 info@herringerkissgallery.com www.herringerkissgallery.com Recently relocated, the gallery represents provocative and innovative artwork by emerging, midcareer and established Canadian artists including Angela Leach, Harry Kiyooka, Bill Laing, Marjan Eggermont, Ken Webb, Reinhard Skoracki, David Burdeny, Charles Malinsky, Bratsa Bonifacho, Dennis Ekstedt, RenÉe Duval, Erin McSavaney, Laurel Smith, Elizabeth Barnes and Christopher Willard. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. INFLUX JEWELLERY GALLERY 201-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-7527 F. 403-266-7524 info@influxgallery.com www.influxgallery.com KEYSTONE ART GALLERY 202-100 7 Ave SW (Art Central) Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-237-6637 mail@keystoneartgallery.com www.keystoneartgallery.com LATITUDE ART GALLERY 150-625 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-262-9598 info@latitudeartgallery.com www.latitudeartgallery.com Located in the Design District on 11 Ave SW, Latitude Art Gallery showcases a variety of Canadian

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Toronto artist Dionne Simpson’s latest series of works investigates what she calls the “widescape” of Calgary. Simpson wants to depict the city from a fresh perspective, employing the unique woven canvas technique she’s Dionne Simpson, Urban e-Scape, perfected. “The city is under construcLiquid Paper, pigment, ink on tion,” says Simpson, “so it works well delineated canvas, 48" X 48". with my own work.” She’s attracted to the dynamic city, which is constantly in transition. It’s a state of flux the artist can relate to — until she completed the renovation of her home studio space, she was using a ladder to climb up to the second floor. The weaving and surface covering of her pieces is a response to the texture of architecture. The daughter of an architect, Simpson gravitates to lines, buildings and structures. “I love it when buildings come apart. I love surfaces, colours and natural outcroppings.” A graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design, Simpson creates delicate and intricate textures in her paintings, demonstrating a love of materials — every portrait of a city or a building is a self-portrait, she says. — Patricia Dawn Robertson www.gallerieswest.ca

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and international artists. They specialize in contemporary style art including landscapes, still life’s, abstract, and figurative. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 am, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, and by appointment. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 T. 403-209-8542 Toll Free: 866-202-0888 calgary@lochgallery.com www.lochgallery.com Established in 1972 and recently opened in Calgary, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Ron Bolt, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Also located in Winnipeg and Toronto. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MASTERS GALLERY 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 mastersgallery@shawcable.com www.mastersgalleryltd.com Celebrating more than 30 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MICAH GALLERY 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4

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T. 403-245-1340 F. 403-245-1575 sales@micahgallery.com www.micahgallery.com Now located in Art Central, the gallery specializes in unique First Nations art and jewellery from North America. Featured artists include Nancy Dawson a West Coast jeweller. They also offer Inuit soapstone carvings, traditional and contemporary turquoise jewellery, as well as Canadian ammolite gold and silver 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 info@newzones.com www.newzones.com/ Opened in 1992, Newzones represents leading names in contemporary Canadian art. The gallery has developed strong regional, national, and international followings for its artists. The focus has been a program of curated exhibitions, international art fairs and publishing projects. Services include consulting, collection building, installation and appraisals. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 724 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 paul@paulkuhngallery.com www.paulkuhngallery.com Focuses on national and regional contemporary Ca-

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nadian 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. PERSPECTIVE GALLERY 118-1111 6 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 5M5 T. 403-454-9377 info@perspectivegallery.ca www.perspectivegallery.ca RESOLUTION ART GALLERY 233 10 St NW (upper level), Calgary, AB T2N 1V5 T. 403-452-5285 resolutionart@hotmail.com RUBAIYAT GALLERY 722 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7 T. 403-228-7192 rubaiyatholdings@shaw.ca RUBERTO OSTBERG GALLERY 2108 18 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3T3 T. 403-289-3388 anna@ruberto-ostberg.com www.ruberto-ostberg.com 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.

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SKEW GALLERY 1615 10 Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 T. 403-244-4445 ebvisualarts@shaw.ca www.skewgallery.com 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 NEW SECOND LOCATION Opening October 2010 West Market Square, 509-851 Sirocco Dr SW (by Sunterra Market) Calgary, AB T3H 4R5 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981 stephenloweartgallery@shaw.ca www.stephenloweartgallery.ca Established since 1979, the gallery features an extensive portfolio of distinguished Canadian artists offering fine original paintings, glass, ceramics and sculptures in traditional and contemporary genres. Ongoing solo and group exhibitions welcome everyone from browsers to experienced collectors. Personalized corporate and residential consulting. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. (Free Sat parking) NEW Second location at West Market Square.

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STUDIO TODOROVIC 110-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-450-1917 sales@studiotodorovic.com www.studiotodorovic.com Studio Todorovic is a unique shop located in the historical Art Central building, featuring fresh work by emerging artists; and also offering a selection of artist supplies and evening art classes. See website or call for upcoming shows or to apply for shows. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm and Sat 11 am - 6 pm. New shows every First Thursday. SUMMIT FINE ART 1604 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J5 T. 403-457-5477 info@summitfineart.com www.summitfineart.com 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@swirlfineart.com www.swirlfineart.com Swirl Fine Art and Design showcases fine art originals from local and regional artists. The gallery focuses on art to beautify the home with a wide selection of paintings and sculptures from aspiring and well-established artists. New shows on the first Thursday of every month, coincide with Art Central’s First Thursday festivities. Encaustic workshops twice monthly. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 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 mail@cgoart.com www.cgoart.com 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 WEISS GALLERY 1021 6 St SW (corner 11 Ave) Calgary, AB T2R 1R2 T. 403-262-1880 info@theweissgallery.com www.theweissgallery.com A showcase for craft-intensive, descriptive art, The Weiss Gallery represents a dynamic group of artists whose approaches to painting, drawing, photography and sculpture, pay respect to timehonoured methods of artmaking. With an eye on history and old world aesthetics, these artists have found beautiful expression within a contemporary vision and context. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment.

SECOND LOCATION Stephen Lowe Art Gallery opens a second location this fall in Calgary in West Market Square. TRÉPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 info@tbg1.com www.trepanierbaer.com 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. VENTURION GALLERY 104-214 11 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0X8 T. 403-264-6234 F. 403-264-6001 steve@venturion.ca www.venturion.ca

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VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 816 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-4346 info@virginiachristopherfineart.com www.virginiachristopherfineart.com Established in 1980, the gallery has earned a national reputation among discerning collectors of contemporary Canadian art. Exhibitions change monthly, showcasing museum-calibre, original paintings, sculpture and ceramics by artists with well-established reputations. Representing the Estate of Luke O Lindoe (1913-1999). Gallery open Tues to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm. The Vue CafÉ serves lunch 11 am - 4 pm. Inquiries invited for private functions. WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 colette@wallacegalleries.com www.wallacegalleries.com 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 info@webstergalleries.com www.webstergalleries.com Established in 1979, the gallery exhibits an extensive collection of original oil and acrylic paintings, bronze, ceramic, stone sculptures and Inuit art in a 10,000 square foot space. Webster Galleries Inc also houses a complete frame design and workshop facility. Free parking at the rear of the gallery for customer convenience. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. WILLOW STUDIO CALGARY 1437 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3R1 T. 403-230-9226 F. 403-276-3728 info@willowstudio.ca www.willowstudio.ca Cooperative Galleries ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS GALLERY AT LOUGHEED HOUSE 703 13 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0K8 T. 403-244-6333 north@artists-society.ab.ca www.artists-society.ab.ca Representing members of the society’s juried professional contemporary Alberta artists, the gallery strives to increase public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibition and education. Located in the lower level ballroom of historic Lougheed House. Wed to Fri 11 am - 4 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 4 pm. ARTPOINT GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1139 - 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3G1 T. 403-265-6867 F. 403-265-6867 info@artpoint.ca www.artpoint.ca 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.

Artist’s Choice September 1 to October 31, 2010 Join us during Alberta Arts Days: September 17 to 19 Art Demos September 18 & 19

Catherine Huang-Tam, “014-2010� 19� x 19�, mixed media on aluminium

Silver & Gold November 3 to December 23, 2010 Join us during Christmas all through the House: November 12 to 21

Margot van Lindenberg, “Interdependence� 22 x 22, dyes, ink & thread on silk, 2010

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BRIC GALLERY 227 35 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2K5 T. 403-520-0707 CENTENNIAL GALLERY 153-115 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P5 T. 403-266-6783 lnemanz@telusplanet.net centennialartgallery.blogspot.com/

October 15 - November 6 Aldo Marchese

UNTITLED ART SOCIETY 4th Flr, (Box 16), 319 10 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0A5 T. 403-262-7911 info@untitledart.org www.untitledart.org Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF CALGARY 117 - 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4 T. 403-770-1350 F. 403-264-8077 info@artgallerycalgary.org www.artgallerycalgary.org The Art Gallery of Calgary is an interactive and

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dynamic forum for contemporary art exhibitions and activities that foster appreciation and understanding of visual culture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. To 10 pm every first Thursday of the month.

Canadian art and on numismatics, reflecting the museum’s two major collections. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thur to 9 pm (May through Aug, Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm only).

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

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ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682 www.acad.ab.ca/ikg.html 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 info@leightoncentre.org www.leightoncentre.org 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.

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MARION NICOLL GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7625 F. 403-289-6682 mng@acadsa.ca

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MEZZANINE GALLERY 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1T1 T. 403-220-4913 mezzanine.ffa.ucalgary.ca

featuring painter Dennis Brown and ceramic artists Linda Willard, JulieAnne Hage & Tarra Wedman

THE LEDGE GALLERY 205 8 Ave SE, EPCOR CENTRE Calgary, AB T2P 0K9 T. 403-294-7455 tmcgrath@epcorcentre.org www.epcorcentre.org

Shape and Form October 14 to November 13, 2010 VAAA Gallery 3rd flr, 10215 - 112 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 780.421.1731 toll free 1.866.421.1731 info@visualartsalberta.com www.vaaaartblog.com Located in Harcourt House Arts Centre

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THE MILITARY MUSEUMS AND GALLERY 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5J4 T. 403-974-2850 F. 403-974-2858 moradmin@telusplanet.net www.themilitarymuseums.ca Visit The Military Museums to see 100 years of war art in The Founders’ Gallery. TMM hosts the national premier of “The Navy: A Century in Art,� a travelling exhibition by the Canadian War Museum. “Tanks and Tartan: Soldiers for 100 Years� commemorates the centenaries of The King’s Own Calgary Regiment and The Calgary Highlanders. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 9:30 am - 4 pm. TRIANGLE GALLERY OF VISUAL ART 104-800 Macleod Tr SE Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403-262-1737 F. 403-262-1764 jacek@trianglegallery.com www.trianglegallery.com 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: adults - $4; senior/students - $2; family - $8; members - free; free general admission on Thurs. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY - THE NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM University of Calgary, 434 Collegiate Bd NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-7234 F. 403-282-4742 nickle@ucalgary.ca www.ucalgary.ca/~nickle 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

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 candler@syban.net www.candlerartgallery.com 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 baxterc@telus.net www.elevationgallery.ca THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 theavensgallery@telusplanet.net www.theavensgallery.com THE EDGE GALLERY 612 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, AB T1W 0C7 T. 403-675-8300 theedgegallery@shaw.ca www.edgegallery.ca In the gallery: ongoing exhibitions of historical paintings and prints to contemporary, abstract works. In the frame shop: experienced staff with 25 years experience offers a wide selection of frames for mirrors, objects, needlework, paintings and prints, specializing in the handling and care of original artwork. Tues to Sat 10 am -5:30 pm or by appointment. VIRGINIA ANN HEMINGSON ART GALLERY 517 Spring Creek Dr, Spring Creek Mountain Village, Canmore, AB T1W 0C5 T. 403-678-0008 Toll Free: 888-687-1957 vahgallery@me.com www.vahgallery.com Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 webmaster@caag.ca www.caag.ca COCHRANE Commercial Galleries JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY/STUDIO 3-320 1 St West Cochrane, AB T4C 1X8 T. 403-932-7040 jbarmstrong@xplornet.com www.justimajan.com This new, warm and friendly storefront gallery exclusively features local artist Janet B. Armstrong’s vibrant and eclectic mix of oils and acrylics in a variety of subjects and sizes. The artist invites visitors to watch her paint and to enjoy the cherrywood bar, fireplace and vintage memorabilia. Commissions welcome. Tues 1:30 pm - 5 pm; Wed to Fri 11 am 5 pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun noon - 4 pm. RUSTICA ART GALLERY #4-123 2 Ave West, PO Box 1267, Rustic Market Square, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B3 T. 403-851-5181 Toll Free: 866-915-5181 info@rusticagallery.com www.rusticagallery.com 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, Edward Michell, Elaine Tweedy and Lorri Pullman-MacDonald. Wed to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm.

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FALL WALK October 16 & 17, 2010

Agnes Bugera Gallery 12310 Jasper Ave 780-482-2854

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Bearclaw Gallery 10403 124 St 780-482-1204

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Peter Robertson Gallery 12304 Jasper Ave 780-455-7479

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The Triangle Gallery in Calgary participates in the annual Artcity Festival with Logotopia: The Library in Art, Architecture and the Imagination (September 9 to 21), circulated by Cambridge Galleries and curated by Sasha Hastings. An exploration of millennia of library projects, from ancient Alexandria to the internet, the show includes work by artists, writers, and architects including Douglas Coupland, Alberto Manguel, Michael Lewis, and Ray Bradbury. ABOVE: Guy Laramee, Borges’ Last Coffee, basswood, table with metal stand, chair, 2006. 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 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 cnpaaa@shaw.ca www.crowsnesteducation.com/courses/ arts.html DIDSBURY Commercial Gallery GILDED GALLERY 106-2034 19 Ave (Box 632) Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 T. 403-335-8735 F. 403-335-8736 kelly@gildedgallery.com www.gildedgallery.com DRUMHELLER Commercial Galleries ATELIERO VERDA Box 1708, 40 3 Ave W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-2455 jsveda@highout.com www.sveda-art.com The resident artist, Jacqueline Sveda is originally from Magog, Quebec, but has lived in Western Canada for the last 30 years. Her work is inspired by her surroundings, in which imagination plays a big role. She works in acrylic and mixed media flat art, as well as stone and wood carving. Guest artists participate in periodic exhibitions. Thurs to Sun 1:30 pm - 5 pm. FINE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY Box 338, 20 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-3686 Toll Free: 866-823-3686

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mike@todorphoto.com www.todorphoto.com Owned and operated by Michael Todor, the gallery features pottery, watercolours, pen and ink sketches, pencil sketches and ammolite fine jewellery by Alberta artists — along with a permanent rotating display of Todor photographs. New shows with guest artists open on the second Saturday of each month. 10 am - 5:30 pm (May to Sep: Daily) (Sep to May: Mon to Sat). Cooperative Gallery BADLANDS GALLERY Box 836, 50C 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-8680 badlandsgallery@telus.net www.badlandsgallery.ca GREATER EDMONTON Artist-run Galleries HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 harcourt@telusplanet.net www.harcourthouse.ab.ca 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 info@latitude53.org www.latitude53.org SNAP GALLERY 10123 121 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117 snap@snapartists.com www.snapartists.com Established in 1982 as an independent, coopera-

Scott Gallery 10411 124 St 780-488-3619

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SNAP Gallery 10123 121 St 780-423-1492

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TU Gallery 10718 124 St 780-452-9664

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West End Gallery 12308 Jasper Ave 780-488-4892

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SHOP THE WALK Take an unguided walking tour of the seven member galleries on the Edmonton Gallery Walk. The close proximity and diversity of the galleries provides an attraction for art lovers everywhere. Just west of the downtown core in the 124th Street area.

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tively-run fine art printshop, the SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists) mandate is to promote, facilitate and communicate print and printrelated contemporary production. A complete print shop and related equipment are available to members. Ten exhibitions are scheduled each year. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries AGNES BUGERA GALLERY 12310 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-482-2854 F. 780-482-2591 info@agnesbugeragallery.com www.agnesbugeragallery.com Agnes Bugera has been in the art gallery business since 1975, and is pleased to continue representing an excellent group of established and emerging Canadian artists. Spring and Fall exhibitions offer a rich variety of quality fine art including landscape, still life, and abstract paintings as well as sculpture and photography. New works by gallery artists are featured throughout the year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment. ART BEAT GALLERY 26 St Anne St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E9 T. 780-459-3679 F. 780-459-3677 artbeat@telusplanet.net www.artbeat.ab.ca 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.

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BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 info@bearclawgallery.com www.bearclawgallery.com Specializing in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art since 1975 from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Jane Ash Poitras, Alex Janvier and Aaron Paquette. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave , Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z9 T. 780-439-8210 F. 780-435-0429 christl@christlbergstrom.com www.christlbergstrom.com 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 dug@douglasudellgallery.com www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967 and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well

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as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt. FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-488-2952 frontgal@telusplanet.net www.thefrontgallery.com JOHNSON GALLERY 7711 85 Street, Edmonton, AB T6C 3B4 T. 780-465-6171 and at 11817 80 Street, Edmonton AB T5B 2N6 T. 780-479-8424 info@johnsongallery.ca www.johnsongallery.ca KAMENA GALLERY & FRAMES 5718 Calgary Trail, Edmonton, AB T6H 2K2 T. 780-944-9497 F. 780-430-0476 aboutus@kamenagallery.net www.kamenagallery.net Natives of Malaysian Borneo, the four Wong brothers opened their gallery and framing business in 1993. Over the years it has been expanded to represent a wide variety of visual artists. The gallery also provides complete custom picture framing and recently began to offer art leasing. Art classes available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. LANDO GALLERY 11130 - 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 mail@landogallery.com www.landogallery.com

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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 Established in 1998 as a ladies fashion boutique, Ljiljana has quietly assembled a collection of original artwork by local, national and international artists — notably Reinhard Gade from Spain — working in a variety of media including painting and soapstone sculpture, and jewellery. Experience her new intimate gallery space on the second floor. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. NAESS GALLERY 10032 81 Ave - lower, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W8 T. 780-432-0240 F. 780-439-5447 accounts@paintspot.ca www.paintspot.ca/fringe.html PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY 12304 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-455-7479 info@probertsongallery.com www.probertsongallery.com Representing a roster of over 40 emerging, mid-career, and senior Canadian artists, this contemporary gallery space features a wide range of media and

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subject matter. Whether working with established collectors, or with those looking to purchase their first piece, Peter Robertson Gallery strives to inform, challenge, and retain relevance within the broader art community. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. PICTURE THIS! 959 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7 T. 780-467-3038 F. 780-464-1493 Toll Free: 800-528-4278 info@picturethisgallery.com www.picturethisgallery.com PRO’S ART GALLERY & FRAMING 101-10604 178 St, Edmonton, AB T5E 2S3 T. 780-486-6661 gene@prosartschool.com www.prosartschool.com ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 108 LeMarchand Mansion, 11523 100 Ave Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 rowles@rowles.ca www.rowles.ca Relocated to LeMarchand Mansion. Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in supplying the corporate marketplace, the gallery offers consultation for Service Award Programs, and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. Open to the public. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat - by appt.

GALLERY MOVE The Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (SNAP) Gallery has moved west to become part of the Edmonton Gallery Walk area. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 info@scottgallery.com www.scottgallery.com 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 apaterson@tugallery.ca www.tugallery.ca WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 info@westendgalleryltd.com www.westendgalleryltd.com 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 alliedac@shaw.ca www.alliedartscouncil.ca THE STUDIO GALLERY 11 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E3 T. 780-460-5993 F. 780-458-7871 the-studio-gallery@telusplanet.net Public Galleries ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 10186-106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4 T. 780-488-5900 F. 780-488-8855 acc@albertacraft.ab.ca www.albertacraft.ab.ca 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.

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ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 2 Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 info@youraga.ca www.youraga.ca Founded in 1924, The Art Gallery of Alberta is an 85,000 square foot premier presentation venue for international and Canadian art, education and scholarship. The AGA will be a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, expressing the creative spirit of Alberta and connecting people, art and ideas. Tues to Fri 11 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am - 5 pm. CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS D’ALBERTA 9103 95 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 info@savacava.com www.savacava.com

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EXTENSION CENTRE GALLERY 8303 112 St, 2nd Flr, University Extension Centre Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4 T. 780-492-0166 val.smyth@ualberta.ca www.extension.ualberta.ca/liberalstudies/ finearts_gallery.aspx FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 bbrennan@ualberta.ca www.ualberta.ca/ARTDESIGN/html/fab/ index.html MCMULLEN GALLERY University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112 St Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7 T. 780-407-7152 F. 780-407-7472 diana.youngkennedy@albertahealthservices.ca www.friendsofuah.org/ The gallery is a place for patients, visitors, staff and the public to enjoy art, cultural exhibits and quiet music. It offers a relaxing and engaging environment on the main floor where patients, families and friends can meet, talk, enjoy art and relax. Near 112 St east side entrance. A not-for-profit gallery sponsored by the Friends of University Hospital. Mon to Fri 10 am - 8 pm, Sat & Sun 1 pm - 8 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 ahfgallery@artsheritage.ca 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.

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ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM 12845 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 T. 780-453-9100 F. 780-454-6629 www.royalalbertamuseum.ca STOLLERY GALLERY AT NINA HAGGERTY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 9225 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5G 0K6 T. 780-474-7611 info@ninahaggertyart.ca www.ninahaggertyart.ca/gallery.php THE WORKS GALLERY 10635 95 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C3 T. 780-426-2122 F. 780-426-4673 theworks@telusplanet.net www.theworks.ab.ca UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA MUSEUMS Ring House 1, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1 T. 780-492-5834 museums@ualberta.ca www.museums.ualberta.ca VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5N 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 866-421-1731 visartaa@telusplanet.net www.visualartsalberta.ab.ca Visual Arts Alberta Association is a non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops

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

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Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Toll Free: 888-310-9726 jasper@mountaingalleries.com www.mountaingalleries.com Located in The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. With three galleries, a combined total of 6080 square feet of exhibition space, and a state of the art warehouse/studio in Jasper, they frequently host exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops. Daily 10 am - 10 pm.

The Canadian premiere of the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition returns to the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton (on through January). Featuring 60 winners from 43,000 entries from around the world, each image is accompanied by the photographer’s story of how he captured the shot. ABOVE: Chris van Rooyen, Flight of the Locust, photograph. Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. EMPRESS Commercial Gallery DEAN FRANCIS AT SAGEBRUSH GALLERIES Box 296, 20 km East of Empress, Empress, AB T0J 1E0 T. 403-565-2039 Toll Free: 877-565-2039 www.deanfrancis.ca FORT MACLEOD Commercial Gallery PRAIRIE WINDS GALLERY 210 Col Macleod Blvd, PO Box 1539 Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 T. 403-553-3020 prairiewindsgallery@shaw.ca www.lindastewart.ca FORT MCMURRAY Public Gallery KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979 GRANDE PRAIRIE Public Gallery PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 103-9839 103 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6M7 T. 780-532-8111 info@prairiegallery.com www.prairiegallery.com

Now partially open in the new, award-winning, Montrose Cultural Centre, the Prairie Art Gallery currently offers innovative programming in limited space. Construction is now underway that will complete the Gallery’s facility in late 2011. Mon to Thurs 10 am 8 pm, Fri and Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 2 pm - 5 pm. HIGH RIVER Commercial Galleries ART AND SOUL STUDIO/GALLERY 124 6 Ave SW, High River, AB T1V 1A1 T. 403-601-3713 annie.froese@gmail.com web.me.com/artandsoulstudio/http___web. me.com_artandsoulstudio/Welcome.html PIKE STUDIOS AND GALLERY 70 9 Ave SE, High River, AB T1V 1L4 T. 403-652-5255 info@pikestudios.com www.pikestudios.com TWO FEATHERS GALLERY 153 Macleod Tr, PO Box 5457 High River, AB T1V 1M6 T. 403-652-1024 F. 403-652-1026 rbarstad@rbarstad.com www.rbarstad.com JASPER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, #1 Old Lodge Rd

Cooperative Gallery BRUSHFIRE GALLERY JASPER ARTISTS GUILD Box 867, 414 Patricia (at Elm) Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-1994 info@jasperartistsguild.com www.jasperartistsguild.com Since opening in 2003 as a collective of more than 30 artists, Brushfire Gallery ignites the senses with a compelling presentation of local and regional art — an ‘incendiary’ collection of oils, acrylics, watercolours, drawings, photo-based works, clay and metal sculptures. Located in the historic Old Firehall. May long wknd to Oct long wknd: daily noon - 8 pm; Jan to Apr: wknds only, noon - 5 pm. LACOMBE Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY ON MAIN 4910 50 Ave, 2nd Flr, Lacombe, AB T4L 1Y1 T. 403-782-3402 F. 403-782-3405 galmain@telus.net www.thegalleryonmain.com Located just off Hwy. 2 in the heart of Historic Downtown Lacombe, this gallery boasts the largest selection of original art in central Alberta. Representing over 60 Alberta artists, the gallery’s selection covers a wide variety of media. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Public Gallery LACOMBE MEMORIAL CENTRE ART GALLERY 5214 50 Ave, Lacombe, AB T. 403-782-1266 recreation@lacombe.ca LETHBRIDGE Commercial Gallery JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341 www.jerryarnoldgallery.com TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 866-380-2787 trianon@savillarchitecture.com www.savillarchitecture.com Cooperative Galleries POTEMKIN TOO 317 6 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C7 T. 403-329-1385 particki@shaw.ca

THE POTEMKIN - THE BURNING GROUND 402 2 Ave S, B Level, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0C3 T. 403-328-3604 gallerypotemkin@hotmail.com Public Galleries BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118 aacbac@shaw.ca members.shaw.ca/aacbac 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 info@galtmuseum.com www.galtmuseum.com 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 info@saag.ca www.saag.ca One of Canada’s foremost public galleries, SAAG fosters the work of contemporary visual artists who push the boundaries of their medium. Regularly changing exhibitions are featured in three distinct gallery spaces. Learning programs, film screenings and special events further contribute to local culture. Gift Shop and a Resource Library. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART GALLERY W600, Centre for the Arts, 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 T. 403-329-2666 F. 403-382-7115 galleryinfo@uleth.ca www.uleth.ca/artgallery 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 facmedhat@shaw.ca Public Galleries CULTURAL CENTRE GALLERY 299 College Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6 T. 403-529-3880 F. 403-504-3554 sushel@medicinehat.ca

Herald Nix, New Works, September 25 to October 7, Wallace Galleries, Calgary

Herald Nix was literally laying the groundwork for his forthcoming fall exhibition when he spoke about the show. The low-key landscape artist has been building a new studio in his backyard in Salmon Arm, B.C. Nix needs more elbow-room so he can produce larger canvases of the lush, plein-air images inspired by the scenic topography of Salmon Arm. “I’ve always had an interest in landscape painting. When I was at the Vancouver School of Art, I met Jane Milne — David Milne’s niece — and she introduced me to his work. He’s a world-class painter and very underrated. Milne has been a big influence ever since,” says Nix, whose lyrical and unpretentious work reflects Milne’s delicate sensibilities. Nix sees landscape as a ‘vehicle for paint’ and his latest decision to shift from smaller-scale works to larger canvases means he’ll be using a lighter paint applicaHerald Nix, tion. Yet his elegant subject matter, his own natural Log Boom #1, surroundings, remains the same. oil on board. — Patricia Dawn Robertson 62 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2010

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ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 mhmag@city.medicine-hat.ab.ca www.esplanade.ca 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 Commercial Gallery ALTITUDE ART & CUSTOM FRAMING 11A Elizabeth St, Okotoks, AB T1S 1B7 T. 402-995-9983 gallery@altitude-art.com www.altitude-art.com The gallery provides a warm, friendly and relaxed environment for artists to exhibit and clients to browse and spend time. All of the artists represented are personally involved in presenting their artwork at Altitude. And good framing not only protects and preserves the art, but enhances it beyond a picture on the wall to a treasured possession. Wed to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Public Gallery OKOTOKS ART GALLERY | AT THE STATION PO Bag 20, 53 North Railway St Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1 T. 403-938-3204 F. 403-938-8963 rulrich@okotoks.ca www.okotoksculture.ca Themed exhibitions change monthly and feature local and regional artistic expression in a range of themes and mediums. Exhibiting artist members range from accomplished artists to the emerging beginner, offering a diverse look at artmaking in southern Alberta. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm. RED DEER Commercial Gallery GALLERY IS 5123 48 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1T1 T. 403-341-4641 redblockgallery@yahoo.ca isgallery.blogspot.com Cooperative Gallery HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-346-8937 harriswarke@canoemail.com 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 Paul.Boultbee@rdc.ab.ca library.rdc.ab.ca/news_events/ RED DEER MUSEUM + ART GALLERY 4525 47A Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 museum@reddeer.ca www.reddeermuseum.com After a year-long renovation project, the transformed Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery has reopened with spacious galleries, inspiring history and art exhibitions, innovative programs and engaging social events for families and adults. The renovated galleries have a contemporary, open look, providing new opportunities for exhibitions and programs. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm, First Fri till 9 pm.

Toll Free: 800-267-7553 info@rosebudtheatre.com www.experiencerosebud.com WATERTON Commercial Gallery GUST GALLERY 112A Waterton Ave Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535 gustgal@telusplanet.net www.gustgallery.com 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. 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 mail@caelinartworks.com www.caelinartworks.com

BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES 100 MILE HOUSE Commercial Galleries STONE BEAR GALLERY PO Box 421, 380 1 St 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 T. 250-395-5295 info@vancetheoret.com www.vancetheoret.com ABBOTSFORD Public Gallery THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM ABBOTSFORD 32388 Veterans Way Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3 T. 604-864-8087 F. 604-864-8048 info@thereach.ca www.thereach.ca

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Public Gallery ARMSTRONG SPALLUMCHEEN ART GALLERY 3415 Pleasant Valley Rd, Box 308 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 T. 250-546-8318 marketing@asmas.ca www.asmas.ca BOWEN ISLAND Public Gallery GALLERY AT ARTISAN SQUARE Box 211, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 T. 604-947-2454 F. 604-947-2460 admin@biac.ca www.biac.ca/gallery.php CAMPBELL RIVER Public Gallery CAMPBELL RIVER ART GALLERY 1235 Shopper’s Row Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7 T. 250-287-2261 contact@crartgallery.ca www.crartgallery.ca CASTLEGAR

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Cooperative Gallery THE CREATIVE EDGE GALLERY 1249 3 St, Castlegar, BC V1N 1Z6 T. 250-365-2032 creativeedge@karlapearce.com www.creativeedgegallery.net The gallery represents professional artists who live and work in the area. It is privately owned by Director Karla Pearce but functions as an artist co-operative. Artwork is rotated on a regular basis keeping the gallery fresh. Teaching studio offers art classes for all levels including children’s after-school. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 12:30 pm - 4 pm.

VIEWPOINT GALLERY 3827 39 St, City of Red Deer Culture Services Red Deer, AB T4N 0Y6 T. 403-309-4091 josephine.debeaudrap@reddeer.ca

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Commercial Gallery ARTHUR VICKERS SHIPYARD GALLERY 1719 Cowichan Bay Rd Cowichan Bay, BC VOR 1N0 T. 250-748-7650 info@arthurvickers.com www.arthurvickers.com

Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF GOLDEN 516 9 Ave N, Box 228, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T. 250-344-6186 info@kickinghorseculture.ca

CRANBROOK Public Gallery CRANBROOK & DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL PO Box 861, 32A 11 Ave S Cranbrook, BC V1C 4J6 T. 250-426-4223 F. 250-426-4223 info@theartscouncil.ca www.theartscouncil.ca DUNCAN, BC

Egbert Oudendag, Retrospective, September 7 to 19th, Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere, BC

Egbert Oudendag, untitled, oil, 24" X 18"

Egbert Oudendag found the picturesque in everything, from the garbage cans at his back door to boats stranded on a sandy shore. Using a limited palette of subdued tones, he captured a subtlety of light and sensitivity to form, whether it was a craggy mountain or the smooth curve of a nude woman, reclining across a white floor. Most of his paintings were done on wood panels primed with gray; working ‘alla prima’ meant his paintings retain a fresh look, and the decisive brushwork is still evident. The portability of the panels allowed him to do plein air painting — he didn’t rely on photographs but on sharp observation. An insistence on fluid brush strokes made him meticulous about his paint mixing — he would add oil and varnish to paint, then carefully put the mixture back into the tube. The building which houses the Pynelogs Cultural Centre makes a good setting for Oudendag’s retrospective. Both came into existence in 1914. Oudendag passed away in 1998 in White Rock, BC, and the work in this exhibition has been kept by the family, unseen since then. — Helena Wadsley T. 250-365-3337 info@kootenaygallery.com www.kootenaygallery.com This public art gallery serves the West Kootenay Region where hundreds of individual artists and craftspeople make a living creating and selling their work. The gallery is a non-profit institution which shows great works of art, sourced regionally, nationally and internationally — as well as providing a professional venue for regional artists to show and sell their work. Jul - Aug daily 10 am - 5 pm; Sep Dec and Mar - May, Wed to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm; closed Jan - Feb. CHEMAINUS Public Gallery CHEMAINUS THEATRE FESTIVAL GALLERY 9737 Chemainus Rd Chemainus, BC T. 250-246-9806 Extn: 4 gallery@chemainustheatre.ca www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca/exp_ gallery.html CHILLIWACK Commercial Gallery GREY AREA GALLERY 101-7408 Vedder Rd Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E6 T. 604-846-0088 greyareagallery@gmail.com www.greyareagallery.com This spacious contemporary gallery has an NYC feel with its eclectic collection featuring both established and emerging Canadian artists. The 1700 square foot space is also available for special events. Owners, Louisa and Jacquie believe that what is interesting in life can be found within its grey area. Minutes off Hwy 1 in Chilliwack, south on Vedder Road. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

COMOX, BC Cooperative Gallery PEARL ELLIS GALLERY 1729 Comox Ave, PO Box 1286, Comox, BC V9M 7Z8 T. 250-339-2822 pearlellisgallery@shaw.ca www.pearlellisgallery.com COOMBS, BC Commercial Gallery COASTAL CARVINGS GALLERY 6-2345 Alberni Hwy, Box 438 Coombs, BC V0R 1M0 T. 250-954-0554 artists@coastalcarvings.com www.coastalcarvings.com/

Commercial Galleries E.J. HUGHES GALLERY 28 Station St Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-7112 pacific@islandnet.com www.ejhughes.ca 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 judyhill@judyhillgallery.com www.judyhillgallery.com GALIANO ISLAND Commercial Galleries GALIANO ART GALLERY 2540 Sturdies Bay Rd Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-3539 F. 250-539-3539 shirlene@telus.net www.galianoartgallery.com INSIGHT ART GALLERY 157 Georgeson Bay Road Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-5080 insightgallery@shaw.ca www.insightartgallery.ca

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 gfagchin@direct.ca www.galleries.bc.ca/grandforks INVERMERE - WINDERMERE Commercial Galleries BAVIN GLASSWORKS 4884A Athalmer Road RR 3 Invermere, BC V0A 1K3 T. 250-342-6816 glass@rockies.net

NEW OWNER Longtime employee Karen Brown has purchased the Hampton Gallery in Kamloops. EFFUSION ART GALLERY 1033 7 Ave, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-341-6877 info@effusionartgallery.com www.effusionartgallery.com 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 info@artymgallery.com www.artymgallery.com

Cooperative Gallery ISLAND’S EDGE ART GALLERY 4-33 Manzanita Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-9934 islandsedgegallery@yahoo.com

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 jami@columbiavalleyarts.com www.columbiavalleyarts.com

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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 s_oneill@sunshine.net

Commercial Gallery HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 167 4 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 hamptongallery@telus.net www.hamptongalleries.com

COURTENAY Commercial Gallery SPIRITS OF THE WEST COAST NATIVE ART GALLERY 2926 Back Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 9G9 T. 250-338-2120 F. 250-338-5236 Toll Free: 877-338-2120 info@spiritsofthewestcoast.com www.spiritsofthewestcoast.com Public Galleries COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287 curator@comoxvalleyartgallery.com www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com THE MUIR GALLERY 440 Anderton Ave, PO Box 3053 Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3 T. 250-334-2983 F. 250-334-2934 info@comoxvalleyarts.org www.comoxvalleyarts.org

Marcus Bowcott’s latest paintings will be familiar to anyone who’s traveled the highways and river banks of British Columbia. The series, on November 19 to January 8 at Evergreen Arts Centre in Coquitlam, depicts the lonely waterways, log booms, and woodpiles of the timber trade. Bleak and beautiful, Cut Blocks, Stacks and Bundles are alternative landscape portraits. ABOVE: Marcus Bowcott, Booming Grounds Low Tide, oil on canvas, 2009.

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Public Galleries KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-377-2400 F. 250-828-0662 kamloopsartgallery@kag.bc.ca www.kag.bc.ca

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.

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 tatkins@tru.ca www.tru.ca/ae/vpa/vpa.htm

JULIA TROPS ARTIST STUDIO Studio 113, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-215-0079 Julia@juliatrops.com www.juliatrops.com 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.

KELOWNA Artist-run Galleries ALTERNATOR CENTRE 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 info@alternatorgallery.com www.alternatorgallery.com Commercial Galleries A WOODSIDE DESIGN GALLERY 1561 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P5 T. 250-862-3817 info@awoodsidedesign.com www.awoodsidedesign.com Opened in 2007, the gallery/studio highlights the original creations of local Okanagan Valley artisans, plus outstanding work by select artists from other areas of BC. The works are in a variety of media: contemporary paintings with monthly exhibitions, ceramics, stone sculpture, wood-turnings, copper, felted bags, fused glass and jewellery — with a price range for every customer. Mon - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. GALLERY 421 100-421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-448-8888 Toll Free: 800-946-5565 info@gallery421.ca www.gallery421.ca 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 maas@geertmaas.org www.geertmaas.org HAMBLETON GALLERIES 1290 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4 T. 250-860-2498 info@hambletongalleries.com www.hambletongalleries.com/ Established in 1964, the Hambleton has provided a showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works

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RITCHCRAFT GALLERY & FRAMING 103-3957 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 1V3 T. 250-764-6447 F. 250-764-8455 ritchcraft@hotmail.com www.ritchcraftgalleryframing.com The gallery shows original paintings in oil and acrylic, giclÉes, soapstone, and glass sculptures, by well-established artists from the Okanagan, Britsh Columbia and across Canada. Their work is a visual cornucopia of colour, style, medium and technique. Specializing in preservation quality framing using only conservation and museum-standard products. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. SOPA FINE ARTS 2934 South Pandosy St Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 T. 250-763-5088 info@sopafinearts.com www.sopafinearts.com Okanagan’s major contemporary art gallery, Sopa Fine Arts prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art from leading international artists, with new exhibitions opening the first Thursday each month. Sopa features high calibre, original and innovative artworks; in the media of painting, sculpture, and assemblage. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appointment. THE EVANS GALLERY AND FRAMING 571 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L8 T. 250-861-4422 F. 250-868-3377 Toll Free: 800-661-2236 info@evansgallerycan.com www.evansgallerycan.com TURTLE ISLAND GALLERY 115-1295 Cannery Lane Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-717-8235 info@turtleislandgallery.com www.turtleislandgallery.com 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).

An Okanagan Evening, acrylic on canvas, 40� x 56�

Jan Crawford New Works

September 23 to October 7, 2010

HAMBLETON GALLERIES 1290 Ellis St, Kelowna www.hambletongalleries.com Also represented by: THE LLOYD GALLERY, Penticton

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WALTER J. PHILLIPS September 29 - October 9, 2010

A major exhibit and sale of more than sixty Watercolours and Woodblock Prints

York Boat on Lake Winnipeg, 1930 Colour Woodblock Print, 25/125, 10�x13.5�

After successfully introducing his families of sock monkeys in a show last fall at Vancouver’s Petley Jones Gallery, Thomas Anfield returns to the gallery October 16 to 31. This time out, his grinning acrylic playthings are leading complex, busy lives in a colour-saturated world. ABOVE: Thomas Anfield, Travelers, acrylic on canvas, 2010, 59" X 39".

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Public Galleries OXYGEN ART CENTRE 3-320 Vernon St (enter from alley) Nelson, BC V1L 4B7 T. 250-352-6322 office@oxygenartcentre.org www.oxygenartcentre.org TOUCHSTONES NELSON: MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 502 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E8 T. 250-352-9813 F. 250-352-9810 info@touchstonesnelson.ca www.touchstonesnelson.ca OLIVER, BC Commercial Gallery HANDWORKS GALLERY 35648 97 ST, Box 271, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 T. 250-498-6388 F. 250-498-6388 craftpot@telus.net www.handworksgallery.ca PARKSVILLE

Vancouver-based artist Amy Chang brings her latest show, Imperfection to Vancouver’s Gallery of B.C. Ceramics in October. Her pieces, known for their hard-edged whimsy, are sculptural and narrative. This latest series is based on grim fairy tales, retelling stories that haven’t always ended in happily ever after. ABOVE: Amy Chang, Romeo & Julia, clay, terrissage, electric fire, 2010. TUTT STREET GALLERY 9-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 info@tuttartgalleries.com www.tuttartgalleries.com Established in 1984, Tutt Street Gallery is a recognized dealer of original fine art — representing regional, national and international artists whose works can be found in private, corporate, and government collections, in Canada and abroad. The gallery extends a warm welcome to art enthusiasts and experienced collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appt. Public Galleries GALLERIA AT ROTARY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-717-5304 F. 250-717-5314 info@RotaryCentreForTheArts.com www.RotaryCentreForTheArts.com 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.

NEW GALLERY Nixie Barton and Grant Leier have opened a street-front gallery in downtown Nainaimo as a satellite to their studio/gallery in Yellowpoint.

KIMBERLEY Public Gallery KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL - THE GALLERY AT CENTRE 64 64 Deer Park Ave Kimberley, BC V1A 2J2 kimberleyarts@cyberlink.bc.ca www.kimberleyarts.com LADYSMITH Commercial Gallery LADYSMITH WATERFRONT ART GALLERY 610 Oyster Bay Dr Ladysmith, BC V9G 1B2 T. 250-245-1252 info@ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com NANAIMO Commercial Galleries ARTFITTERZ PICTURE FRAMING AND ART GALLERY 15-1925 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1S9 T. 250-585-5506 artfitterz@hotmail.com www.artfitterz.com

Commercial Galleries THE LLOYD GALLERY 18 Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-492-4484 art@lloydgallery.com www.lloydgallery.com On colourful Front St, experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artists’ 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 tumbleweedgallery@shawcable.com www.tumbleweedgallery.ca Cooperative Gallery LOCAL COLOR ARTISTS GALLERY 60 Front St., Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-276-3156 fmaikins@shaw.ca www.localcolorartistsgallery.ca Public Galleries PENTICTON ART GALLERY 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992

Michael Cutlip, New Works, October 13 to November 7, Jacana Gallery, Vancouver

Fall, one of Vancouver’s rainy seasons, is a good time for an exhibition of Michael Cutlip’s work. The colours of his mixed media landscapes evoke warmth — part Surreal, part home-decorating colour swatches, with found images and objects incorporated into the layered surfaces. Onward has a parasol-bearing elephant walking a high-wire above a convoy of buses and cars motoring across a red and white highway. In Divided, the elephant is back on solid ground, carrying the wire in its trunk, but below the pasture it strides across is a subterranean world of drifting mandalas. Cutlip uses planes of colour to indicate a simplified landscape — a band of peach or green may separate the horizon from the foreground. Some use a grid format that plays on subtle contrasts of colour and a playful selection of imagery — a zebra amidst polka dots and text. The gestural quality of his arcing lines draws attention to the language of drawing, while transforming from tightrope to fishing line to a tangle of weeds. Rowboats, elephants, horses, cars and Michael Cutlip, Bunny buses are all evocative of childhood and sunny Land, mixed media days. — Helena Wadsley on panel, 2010, 48" X 48".

BARTON LEIER GALLERY DOWNTOWN 99 Chapel St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H3 T. 250-591-1111 bartonleiergallery@shaw.ca www.bartonandleiergallery.com GALLERY 223 223 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G8 T. 250-741-1188 F. 250-741-0868 gallery@gallery223.ca www.gallery223.ca

KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3 T. 250-762-2226 F. 250-762-9875 kelowna.artgallery@shaw.ca www.kelownaartgallery.com Founded in 1976, the gallery serves the central Okanagan Valley with a variety of exhibitions and education programs for all ages. The new 15,000 square foot facility, opened in 1996, offers three gallery spaces. The Treadgold/ Bullock Gallery, The Reynolds Gallery and the Rotary Courtyard. Admission: members free, individual $5, senior $4, student $4, family $10, children under 12 free, Thur 3 pm - 9 pm by donation. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm Thur till 9 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm.

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

KELOWNA MUSEUM 470 Queensway Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 6S7 T. 250-763-2417 F. 250-763-5722 events@kelownamuseums.ca www.kelownamuseum.ca

Cooperative Gallery CRAFT CONNECTION 378 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L 4H5 T. 250-352-3006 craftconnection@netidea.com www.craftconnection.org

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Commercial Gallery ENGLISHMAN RIVER GALLERY 711 Mariner Way Parksville, BC V9P 1S4 T. 250-248-7372 ergallery@shaw.ca www.englishmanrivergallery.com

PENTICTON

Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 T. 250-754-1750 info@nanaimogallery.ca www.nanaimogallery.ca NELSON

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agso@shawbiz.ca www.pentictonartgallery.com 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. PRINCE GEORGE Commercial Gallery GROOP GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1127 3 Ave Prince George, BC V2L 2E4 T. 250-617-2940 info@groopgallery.com www.groopgallery.com 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 info@tworiversartgallery.com www.tworiversartgallery.com QUALICUM BEACH Commercial Galleries QUALICUM FRAMEWORKS GALLERY 673 Fir St, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-7350 qualicumframeworks@shawcable.net www.qualicumframeworks.ca

PHILIP MIX LUCIE BAUSE

HEATHER CUELL

KEN DALGARNO CONNIE GEERTS

“an unrestrained expression of emotion” Visit our website for upcoming exhibitions and to view our on-line gallery. www.effusionartgallery.com

SALMON ARM 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 sagapublicartgallery@telus.net www.sagapublicartgallery.ca/

1033 - 7th Avenue Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Tel: 250-341-6877

Commercial Galleries GALLERY 8 (FORMERLY J. MITCHELL GALLERY) 3104-115 Fulford Ganges Rd, Grace Point Square, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 art@gallery8saltspring.com www.gallery8saltspring.com Representing 30 of the finest Gulf Island artists. 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 & Hol Mon 11 am - 4 pm. 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 saltspring@jlcgallery.com www.jlcgallery.com

THE GALLERY AT QUALICUM ART SUPPLY 206 West First Ave Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2P7 T. 250-752-3471 F. 250-752-1668 qacs@shaw.ca Public Gallery THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 122 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-6133 gbtosh@shaw.ca www.theoldschoolhouse.org The arts centre provides rewarding opportunities to enjoy, learn and experience art with three galleries offering a pleasant venue for appreciating and purchasing distinctive works. Artist studios are open to visitors. Creations by artisans are available in the gift shop. Gallery concerts on Sundays. Mon noon - 4:30 pm; Tues - Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (Summer only: Sun noon - 4 pm).

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 pegasus@saltspring.com www.pegasusgallery.ca Established in 1972, Pegasus offers investmentquality historical Canadian art including The Group of Seven, Robert Pilot, WJ Phillips, Sybil Andrews, The Beaver Hall Group and Cornelius Krieghoff. They also represent fine contemporary painters and sculptors as well as rare Northwest Coast Native art and baskets. Summer: Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm; Winter: Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun, Mon by appt.

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NATIVE ART

SALT SPRING ISLAND

MORLEY MYERS STUDIO & GALLERY 7-315 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-537-4898 F. 250-537-4828 mgallery@telus.net www.morleymyersgallery.com 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.

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glass studio

The Surrealist photographer Man Ray had an important role in changing the west’s view of African art. His iconic photographs of African objects, and the design movement that sprang up around them, moved swiftly through the worlds of music, art, and popular culture. Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology at UBC hosts Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens, circulated by International Art & Artists October 29 to January 23. ABOVE: Man Ray, Noire et blanche (negative version), 1926 ©2010 Man Ray Trust/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.

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

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Morley Myers Studio & Gallery morleymyersgallery.com #7, 315 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island BC 250-537-4898

open daily 10 - 5 or by appointment

Thoughts of You Plaster for bronzing 48” tall

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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 jennifer@royhenryvickers.com www.royhenryvickers.com GREATER VANCOUVER

Chris Charlebois, November 17 to December 1, Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver

Chris Charlebois, Bound Together, oil on canvas, 2010, 30" X 60".

Dense with colour and texture, Chris Charlebois’ paintings rarely involve a paintbrush. A palette knife loaded with a few colours is used to apply the thick paint, beginning with broad gestures. As the layers build up, Charlebois applies less paint and becomes more detailed. Connection to location is key to his work — most of his subjects come from his home neighbourhood in the Vancouver suburb of Steveston, known for its riverside marshes and meadows. While he chooses unusual viewpoints rather than looking for the scenic vista, Charlebois feels he must have an understanding of the subject. Close-up views of ditches or reeds, for him, reveal the drama of nature. He rarely relies on sketches or photos, allowing the painting to take over, moving toward abstraction as he builds layers. Forks, toothpicks, pieces of wood might all be used to produce texture to create the impression of rippling water, or a jumble of weeds, a balance of working from memory and allowing himself to be swept along by the energetic layering. The result is a feast of colour, gesture and line that bring us a little closer to the overlooked elements of nature. — Helena Wadsley STARFISH GALLERY & STUDIO 1108-115 Fulford Ganges Rd, Grace Point Square Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1T9 T. 250-537-4425 andrea@starfishgalleryandstudio.com www.starfishgalleryandstudio.com Recently opened, the gallery offers regular exhibitions of fine art, photography and sculpture by artists Diana Dean, Stefanie Denz, Anais La Rue, Morley Myers, Birgit Bateman and owner Andrea Collins. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. 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 info@steffichfineart.com www.steffichfineart.com SECHELT Public Gallery SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 5714 Medusa, Box 1565 Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 T. 604-885-5412 F. 604-885-6192 SIDNEY Commercial Galleries LAROCHE GALLERY 204-2527 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y1 T. 250-655-8278 larochefineartgallery@shaw.ca www.larochefineartgallery.com PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave, Landmark Bldg. Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 Toll Free: 877-787-1896 pengal@pengal.com www.pengal.com Since 1986 the gallery has offered original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale onsite and through comprehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm. VILLAGE GALLERY 2459 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1X7

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Artist-run Galleries 221A ARTIST RUN GALLERY 100-221 East Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z6 T. 604-568-0812 hello@221a.ca www.221a.ca ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 437 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L4 T. 604-689-2907 access@vaarc.ca www.vaarc.ca ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912 artspeak@artspeak.ca www.artspeak.ca CENTRE A, VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 2 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G6 T. 604-683-8326 F. 604-683-8632 centrea@centrea.org www.centrea.org GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196 gallery@gachet.org www.gachet.org GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073

grunt@telus.net www.grunt.bc.ca HELEN PITT GALLERY 102-148 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5 T. 604-681-6740 F. 604-688-2826 pittg@telus.net www.helenpittgallery.org OR GALLERY 555 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R1 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302 or@orgallery.org www.orgallery.org WESTERN FRONT GALLERY 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1 T. 604-876-9343 F. 604-876-4099 exhibitions@front.bc.ca www.front.bc.ca Commercial Galleries ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 info@artbeatus.com www.artbeatus.com ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427 tvk@theartemporium.ca www.theartemporium.ca ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 800-663-0341 info@artworksbc.com www.artworksbc.com Celebrating more than 20 years of representing dynamic contemporary Canadian and International artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles including original canvases, sculptures, monoprints and limited editions. Feature exhibitions change monthly. Conveniently located in the entertainment district on the edge of Yaletown. Deliver locally and

T. 250-656-3633 F. 250-656-3601 vilgal@telus.net SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN Commercial Gallery GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Road PO Box 3109 Silver Star Mountain, BC V1B 3M1 T. 250-503-0822 F. 250-503-0822 info@galleryodin.com www.galleryodin.com 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. SKIDEGATE Public Gallery HAIDA GWAII MUSEUM PO Box 1373 #2 Second Beach Rd Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, BC V0T 1S1 T. 250-559-4643 F. 250-559-4643 info@haidaheritagecentre.com www.haidaheritagecentre.com/museum. html SUMMERLAND Commercial Gallery WINE VALLEY ACCENTS 13222 Kelly Ave, PO Box 1603 Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0 T. 250-864-7712 info@winevalleyaccents.ca www.winevalleyaccents.ca Public Gallery SUMMERLAND ART GALLERY 9533 Main St, Box 1217 Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0 T. 250-494-4494 F. 250-494-0055 slandarts@telus.net www.summerlandarts.com/

William Betts, Memory, September 9 to October 10, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver

William Betts, The Joshua Tree, California, 1958.

Family photo albums were once filled with grainy snapshots of holidays and birthdays taken with Instamatic cameras. The difference that technology has brought us is that, now, everything is captured within the camera. William Betts, a Texas-based artist, buys Kodachrome slides on eBay and transforms them into highly pixilated images that, while recalling digital technology, are meticulously hand-made. His is a DIY process that is a reminder of the assets of a slower, more contemplative process. For the works in his Memory series, Betts, drills tiny holes into the back of a mirrored surface, and fills them with paint in a simplified colour scheme. Much like a television or printer would use pixels of colour that create an optical blending — for example, a blue dot next to yellow would appear green. Betts uses the system to achieve a high degree of illusion. The results, depending on the subject and the colours, can be nostalgic, like his beach scenes, or voyeuristic, like the image of a couple disappearing into the woods. The mirrored surface invites the viewer to be part of the image, blurring the boundary between personal and collective memory. — Helena Wadsley www.gallerieswest.ca


AURORA GALLERY 2035-88 W Pender St, Tinsel Town Mall Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 604-432-1341 eileenfong.art@gmail.com AUTUMN BROOK GALLERY 1545 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1L6 T. 604-737-2363 info@autumnbrook.ca www.autumnbrook.ca AYDEN GALLERY 88 W Pender St, Tinseltown Mall, 2nd Flr Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-891-4310 info@aydengallery.com www.aydengallery.com BACK GALLERY PROJECT Buzz #10 - 306 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2K9 T. 778-918-4925 info@backgalleryproject.com www.backgalleryproject.com BARON GALLERY 293 Columbia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5 T. 604-682-1114 info@barongallery.ca www.barongallery.ca/ BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 info@bau-xi.com www.bau-xi.com BECKER GALLERIES Pier 32, Granville Island, 210-1333 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-681-7677 admin@beckergalleries.com www.beckergalleries.com The gallery’s aim is to contribute directly to Canada’s artistic and cultural development by representing both established and emerging artists and hosting exhibitions of international significance. Their current roster includes more than 30 artists working in painting, sculpture and photography. Located second floor, Pier 32. Wed to Fri 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment. BELLEVUE GALLERY 2475 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1E1 T. 604-922-2304 F. 604-922-2305 info@bellevuegallery.ca www.bellevuegallery.ca 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.

T. 778-372-0765 ArtGallery@Caroun.com www.Caroun.net CASA 101-1636 W 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H4 T. 604-263-8525 nmiller@casapublishing.com www.casacollection.ca CATRIONA JEFFRIES GALLERY 274 East 1 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-1554 F. 604-736-1054 cat_jeffries_gallery@telus.net www.catrionajeffries.com CHALI-ROSSO GALLERY 2250 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-733-3594 gallery@chalirosso.com www.chalirosso.com COASTAL PEOPLES FINE ARTS GALLERY YALETOWN & GASTOWN 1024 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248 coastalpeoples@telus.net www.coastalpeoples.com DIANE FARRIS GALLERY 1590 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-737-2629 F. 604-737-2675 art@dianefarrisgallery.com www.dianefarrisgallery.com Founded in 1984, the gallery has developed into an internationally recognized showcase for contemporary Canadian and international art, and is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent. They endeavour to draw in and include those who are new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. DOCTOR VIGARI GALLERY 1312 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6 T. 604-255-9513 doctorvigari@shaw.ca www.doctorvigarigallery.com DORIAN RAE COLLECTION 410 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5 T. 604-874-6100 info@dorianraecollection.com www.dorianraecollection.com

BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 mary@bucklandsoutherst.com www.bucklandsoutherst.com

ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2243 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611 info@cristallgallery.com www.cristallgallery.com

BUSCHLEN MOWATT GALLERY 1445 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2T3 T. 604-682-1234 F. 604-682-6004 bmg@buschlenmowatt.com www.buschlenmowatt.com A leading gallery of contemporary Canadian and international art, opened in 1979, Buschlen Mowatt has earned a global reputation for showcasing some of the world’s most esteemed artists, for producing museum calibre exhibitions and for distinguishing emerging talent. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 258 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 gallery@elliottlouis.com www.elliottlouis.com The gallery features Canadian fine art representing contemporary artists and historical masters. Art dealer Ted Lederer prides himself on the standard and diversity of work the gallery carries, their innovative programs and excellent service, providing “in-house” art consultations and an art rental program available to private and corporate clients and the entertainment industry. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm or by appointment.

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CUT BLOCKS, BUNDLES AND STACKS November 19 — January 8, 2011 | Opening Reception November 21, 4 — 6pm

Marcus Bowcott, Mamalilaculla Cut Block Bundles, oil on canvas, 2008

Art Gallery at Evergreen Cultural Centre | 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam BC myevergreen.org | 604.927.6555

EAGLE SPIRIT GALLERY 1803 Maritime Mews (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC T. 604-801-5205 Toll Free: 888-801-5277 eaglespiritgallery@telus.net www.eaglespiritgallery.com EDZERZA GALLERY 1536 W 2 Ave (Waterfall Building) Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-731-4874 director@edzerzagallery.com www.edzerzagallery.com

CAROUN ART GALLERY 1403 Bewicke Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3C7

V I R G I N I A B O U L AY 403.242.4628

DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY 2335 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293 drg@axionet.com www.douglasreynoldsgallery.com

BLANKET CONTEMPORARY ART INC 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-709-6100 info@blanketgallery.com www.blanketgallery.com

CAFE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC V7L 4X9 T. 778-340-3379 cafeforcontemporaryart@gmail.com cafeforcontemporaryart.wordpress.com/

“In Her Keeping” acrylic 30” x 36”

ship worldwide. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

ENGLISH BAY ART GALLERY 101-1551 Johnson St, Granville Island Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-688-3006 Toll Free: 888-496-2169 englishbaygallery@me.com www.englishbaygallery.com

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EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464 equinoxgallery@telus.net www.equinoxgallery.com FEDERATION GALLERY 1241 Cartwright St Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7 T. 604-681-8534 fcagallery@artists.ca www.artists.ca The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island offers sale, exhibition and gallery rental opportunities to members. New exhibitions are usually scheduled every two weeks throughout the year. Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm (mid-May - Aug), 10 am - 4 pm (Sep - mid May). GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 info@galleryjones.com www.galleryjones.com The gallery represents established and emerging Canadian and international artists in the mediums

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Winsor Gallery Becker Galleries Charles H. Scott Gallery Crafthouse Gallery Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery Eagle Spirit Gallery Federation Gallery Granville Island Gallery Malaspina Printmakers Gallery New-Small & Sterling Glass Bellevue Gallery Buckland Southerst Gallery Caroun Art Gallery CityScape Community Art Space Ferry Building Gallery Gallery Jones West Vancouver Lions Bay Art Gallery

of painting, sculpture and photography. Exhibitions change monthly. Second location in West Vancouver at 1531 Marine Dr. Tues - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm.

RE-LOCATION Petley Jones Gallery has moved to 6th Ave W, just around the corner from its former location on South Granville. GRACE-GALLERY 1898 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3B7 T. 604-839-5780 rachelisgrace@gmail.com www.grace-gallery.com GRANVILLE FINE ART 2447 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-266-6010

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Presentation House Gallery Seymour Art Gallery Silk Purse Gallery Spirit Gallery Sun Spirit Gallery West Vancouver Museum Blanket Gallery The IronWorks Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Casa Catriona Jeffries Gallery Elliott Louis Gallery Centre A Chali-Rosso Gallery Ian Tan Gallery Coastal Peoples Gastown Marion Scott Gallery Coastal Peoples Yaletown Modpod Gallery Numen Gallery Contemporary Art Gallery

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Diane Farris Gallery Douglas Reynolds Gallery Equinox Gallery Marilyn S. Mylrea Gallery Monte Clark Gallery Dorian Rae Collection Doctor Vigari Gallery Edzerza Gallery Lattimer Gallery Elissa Cristall Galleries Heffel Gallery La Galerie du Centre Petley Jones Gallery Gallery Jones Gallery Gachet Granville Fine Art Jacana Gallery Kurbatoff Art Gallery grunt Gallery Harrison Galleries Havana Gallery

info@granvillefineart.com www.granvillefineart.com Now open. Canadian artworld veterans Linda Lando and Ken Macdonald have reputations of building collections for collectors. They are merging their talents into Granville Fine Art, representing fine contemporary artists and showcasing works by Canadian and international master painters. Northwest corner Broadway and Granville. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. HARRISON GALLERIES 901 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6 T. 604-732-5217 F. 604-732-0911 info@harrisongalleries.com www.harrisongalleries.com HAVANA GALLERY 1212 Commercial Dr Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 T. 604-253-9119 F. 604-253-9181 www.havanarestaurant.ca/ArtGallery/ tabid/2829/Default.aspx HEFFEL GALLERY LTD 2247 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1

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Hill’s Native Art Hodnett Fine Art Robinson Studio Gallery Howe Street Gallery Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Joyce Williams Gallery Monny’s Gallery On Main Or Gallery Pendulum Gallery Rendezvous Art Gallery Republic Gallery Robert Held Gallery Spirit Wrestler Gallery The Cultch (VECC) Gallery Trunk Gallery Uno Langmann Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery Westbridge Fine Art Western Front Gallery

T. 604-732-6505 F. 604-732-4245 mail@heffel.com www.heffel.com HILL’S NATIVE ART 165 Water St (Gastown), Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7 T. 604-685-4249 F. 604-637-0098 info@hillsnativeart.com www.hillsnativeart.com HODNETT FINE ART 320-1000 Parker St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2H2 T. 604-876-7606 F. 604-876-0166 info@noelhodnett.com www.hodnettfineart.com HOWE STREET GALLERY OF FINE ART 555 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V5C 2C2 T. 604-681-5777 F. 604-605-8577 info@howestreetgallery.com www.howestreetgallery.com IAN TAN GALLERY 2202 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-738-1077 F. 604-738-1078 info@iantangallery.com

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INUIT GALLERY OF VANCOUVER 206 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9 T. 604-688-7323 Toll Free: 888-615-8399 gallery@inuit.com www.inuit.com JACANA GALLERY 2435 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 jacana@jacanagallery.com www.jacanagallery.com 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. JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445 Toll Free: 888-872-3107 mail@jenkinsshowlergallery.com www.jenkinsshowlergallery.com Established in 1990, and representing the work of over 40 Canadian artists ó- from emerging local talent to internationally respected painters including Toni Onley, Toller Cranston, and Robert Genn ó- Jenkins Showler Gallery offers a diverse selection of original art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY 1070 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964 info@kostuikgallery.com www.kostuikgallery.com JOYCE WILLIAMS GALLERY 114-1118 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L5 T. 604-688-7434 williamsclark@shaw.ca www.jwprintsandmaps.com KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444 art@kurbatoffgallery.com www.kurbatoffgallery.com LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 info@lattimergallery.com www.lattimergallery.com 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. LIONS BAY ART GALLERY Lions Bay Centre, Unit E, 350 Centre Rd, Box 396 Lions Bay, BC V0N 2E0 T. 604-921-7865 F. 604-921-7865 mtick@telus.net www.lionsbayartgallery.com MARILYN S. MYLREA STUDIO ART GALLERY 2341 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2450 F. 604-736-2458 mmylrea@telus.net www.marilynmylrea.com MARION SCOTT GALLERY 308 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6 T. 604-685-1934 F. 604-685-1890 art@marionscottgallery.com www.marionscottgallery.com Vancouver’s oldest Inuit art gallery (opened in 1975) and one of Canada’s most respected has relocated to Water St in Gastown. The gallery is committed to presenting the finest in Canadian Inuit art, with a wide range of Inuit sculpture, prints and wallhangings from many different regions of Canada’s North, with special emphasis on rare pieces from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. MONNY’S GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 monny@shaw.ca

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www.geocities.com/monnysenvisiongallery/ index.html This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by local artists Kerensa Haynes, Ted Hesketh, Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MONTE CLARK GALLERY 2339 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-730-5000 F. 604-730-5050 info@monteclarkgallery.com www.monteclarkgallery.com NEW-SMALL & STERLING GLASS STUDIO 1440 Old Bridge Rd (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-681-6730 F. 604-681-6747 glass@paralynx.com www.hotstudioglass.com NUMEN GALLERY 120-1058 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-630-6927 info@numengallery.com www.numengallery.com NYREE HAZELTON ARTS 2652 Arbutus St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5L8 T. 604-813-7847 hazelton.nyree@googlemail.com www.nyreehazeltonarts.com OMEGA GALLERY 4290 Dunbar St (at 27 Ave) Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 T. 604-732-6778 F. 604-732-6898 mail@omegagallery.ca www.omegagallery.ca ON MAIN 1965 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3C1 T. 604-872-7713 onmain@gmail.com PERA ART GALLERY 409-413 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1L4 T. 604-689-7370 info@peraartgallery.com www.peraartgallery.com Pera Art Gallery aspires to create an atmosphere of both free play and creative expression. Following Vancouver’s example of a cultural economy founded on the principles of diversity, multiculturalism and reciprocity, the gallery draws from both local and international talent working in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramic and mosaic. Mon to Sat 9 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 info@petleyjones.com www.petleyjones.com Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th - 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. RENDEZVOUS ART GALLERY 323 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3N2 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466 info@rendezvousartgallery.com www.rendezvousartgallery.com REPUBLIC GALLERY 732 Richards St, Third Floor Vancouver, BC V6B 3A1 T. 604-632-1590 F. 604-632-1580 blaine@republicgallery.com www.republicgallery.com ROBERT HELD ART GLASS 2130 Pine St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B1 T. 604-737-0020 F. 604-737-0052 info@robertheld.com www.robertheld.com ROBINSON STUDIO GALLERY 440-1000 Parker St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2H2 T. 604-254-8744 info@robinsonstudio.com www.robinsonstudio.com

Bruce Pashak justiFYD: Art Crimes in America October 5 - November 3, 2010 justiFYD, 60" x 48", mixed media, collage, acrylic & oil on canvas

www.iantangallery.com This new contemporary Canadian art gallery features many established artists, and some recently discovered, with works in glass, ceramics, bronze, painting and photography. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

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T. 604-689-1650 info@dundaraveprintworkshop.ca www.dundaraveprintworkshop.ca GALLERY OF BC CERAMICS 1359 Cartwright St Granville Island Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7 T. 604-669-3606 galleryofbcceramics@bcpotters.com www.bcpotters.com/Gallery/index.html GRANVILLE ISLAND GALLERY 1494-4 Old Bridge St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-725-7515 info@GranvilleIslandGallery.com www.GranvilleIslandGallery.com LITTLE MOUNTAIN STUDIOS 195 E 26 Ave Vancouver, BC V5V 2K4 T. 604-551-2284 littlemountainstudios@gmail.com

The alien life forms in Tani Hamagishi-Allan’s Porcelain series, floating oddities in collage and mixed media, are the artist’s response to consumer culture. The significance is in the paintings’ repetitive themes, which she’s given an undercurrent of disposability. Currently based in Nanaimo, B.C., Hamagishi-Allan will show the series at Victoria’s Boucherat Gallery September 3 to October 10. ABOVE: Tani Hamagishi-Allen, Iolanthe, collage and acrylic on canvas, 2010. SILK WEAVING STUDIO 1531 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-687-7455 F. 604-263-7581 silkweave@telus.net www.silkweavingstudio.com

UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 800-730-8825 jeanette@langmann.com www.langmann.com

SPIRIT GALLERY 6408 Bay St, (Horseshoe Bay) West Vancouver, BC V7W 2H1 T. 604-921-8974 F. 604-921-8972 contact@spirit-gallery.com www.spirit-gallery.com

VAN DOP GALLERY 421 Richmond St, New Westminster, BC V3L 4C4 T. 604-521-7887 F. 604-293-6625 Toll Free: 888-981-9886 info@vandopgallery.com

SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 47 Water St Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116 info@spiritwrestler.com www.spiritwrestler.com SUN SPIRIT GALLERY 2444 Marine Dr (Dundarave) West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L1 T. 778-279-5052 gallery@sunspirit.ca www.sunspirit.ca 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 theironworks@theironworks.ca www.theironworks.ca TRIBAL SPIRIT GALLERY 20435 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4G3 T. 604-514-2377 F. 604-514-9281 Toll Free: 888-834-8757 jaye@tribalspiritgallery.com www.tribalspiritgallery.com 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 info@trunkgallery.ca www.trunkgallery.ca

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WESTBRIDGE FINE ART 1737 Fir St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5J9 T. 604-736-1014 F. 604-734-4944 info@westbridge-fineart.com www.westbridge-fineart.com WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 877-974-4278 info@whiterockgallery.com www.whiterockgallery.com 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.

MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1724 mpsprint@telus.net www.malaspinaprintmakers.com Public Galleries AMELIA DOUGLAS ART GALLERY 700 Royal Ave, PO Box 2503 New Westminster, BC V3L 5B2 T. 604-527-5723 www.douglas.bc.ca/community/art-gallery. html ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 1205 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T. 604-927-6550 F. 604-927-6559 ellenv@evergreenculturalcentre.ca www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca/ Art+Gallery/default.htm This public gallery features seven exhibitions each year showcasing international, national and local artists. Educational programs emphasize and encourage literacy in the visual arts and are available for groups of all ages from September - June. Mon to Sat noon - 5 pm. ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 ubcilo@interchange.ubc.ca www.ubcinternational.ubc.ca/asian_centre. htm

BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3 T. 604-682-3455 F. 604-682-3310 marketing@billreidfoundation.org www.billreidgallery.ca BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-297-4422 F. 604-205-7339 gallery@burnaby.ca www.burnabyartgallery.ca Dedicated to presenting contemporary exhibitions and historical art by local, regional, national and international artists; providing diverse educational programming and the management of the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection. Also offers “Get the Picture” art rental and sales. Tues to Fri 10 am 4:30 pm, Sat & Sun noon - 5 pm. 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 scottgal@eciad.bc.ca chscott.eciad.bc.ca CITYSCAPE COMMUNITY ART SPACE 355 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G3 T. 604-988-6844 nvartscouncil6@telus.net www.nvartscouncil.ca CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710 www.contemporaryartgallery.ca FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave, Ambleside Landing West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C2 T. 604-925-7290 F. 604-925-5913 gallery@westvancouver.ca www.westvancouver.net/article.asp?c=630 JAPANESE CANADIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 6688 Southoaks Cr, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7 T. 604-777-7000 jcnm@nikkeiplace.org www.jcnm.ca LA GALERIE DU CENTRE 1551 West 7 Ave, Le Centre Culturel Francophone Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-736-9806 F. 604-736-4661 info@lecentreculturel.com www.lecentreculturel.com LEIGH SQUARE COMMUNITY ARTS VILLAGE 2253 Leigh Square Place

WINSOR GALLERY 3025 Granville, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878 info@winsorgallery.com www.winsorgallery.com Cooperative Galleries ARTS OFF MAIN GALLERY 216 East 28 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 2M4 T. 604-876-2785 info@artsoffmain.ca www.artsoffmain.ca CIRCLE CRAFT GALLERY 1-1666 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-669-8021 F. 604-669-8585 shop@circlecraft.net www.circlecraft.net CRAFTHOUSE GALLERY 1386 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 T. 604-687-7270 F. 604-687-6711 cabc@telus.net www.cabc.net DUNDARAVE PRINT WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 1640 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2

There’s a folksy quality to Amy Rice’s prints — they fit perfectly into the red-hot Etsy-fuelled art and design market that underpins our current culture. Rice began making the prints — mixed-media collages on found objects — to help fund her organic farm operation in Wisconsin. When the prints outsold the produce, she sold the farm and moved to Minneapolis to make art full time. Rice has her Canadian debut show at Victoria’s View Art Gallery in October. ABOVE: Amy Rice, It’s A Closed System — I Would Know You Anywhere. www.gallerieswest.ca


Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3B8 T. 604-927-8400 F. 604-927-8444 chuiy@portcoquitlam.ca www.portcoquitlam.ca/arts MAPLE RIDGE ART GALLERY 11944 Haney Place - in The ACT Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1 T. 604-467-5855 barbarad@mract.org www.theactmapleridge.org/qs/page/ 2166/0/-1 Founded in 1982, the Maple Ridge Art Gallery promotes the visual arts and educates through ongoing exhibitions, educational tours, workshops, artist’s talks, art rental programs, and a gallery shop. The gallery provides a facility for both amateur and professional artists of all ages. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 belkin@interchange.ubc.ca www.belkin.ubc.ca MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 Jennifer.webb@ubc.ca www.moa.ubc.ca MOA is a place of architectural beauty, provocative programming, and exciting exhibitions — including Bill Reid’s iconic “The Raven and the First Men,” and the new Multiversity Galleries, showcasing 10,000 objects from around the world. Café MOA, an elegant shop, and free tours. Spring/Summer: daily 10 am - 5 pm Tues to 9; Fall/Winter: closed Mon, open Tues 10 am - 9 pm and Wed to Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Dec 25 & 26. PENDULUM GALLERY 885 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC T. 604-872-6991 F. 604-876-5374 coordinator@pendulumgallery.bc.ca www.pendulumgallery.bc.ca PLACE DES ARTS 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2 T. 604-664-1636 F. 604-664-1658 info@placedesarts.ca www.placedesart.ca PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 T. 604-986-1351 F. 604-986-5380 education@presentationhousegall.com www.presentationhousegall.com RICHMOND ART GALLERY 180-7700 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 T. 604-247-8300 F. 604-247-8301 gallery@richmond.ca www.richmondartgallery.org 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. SEYMOUR ART GALLERY 4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2 T. 604-924-1378 F. 604-924-3786 info@seymourartgallery.com www.seymourartgallery.com 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 reisa@jccgv.bc.ca www.jccgv.com/home/cultural_art.htm SILK PURSE GALLERY 1570 Argyle Ave West Vancouver, BC V7V 1A1 T. 604-975-7292 F. 604-922-8294 westvanartscouncil@shaw.ca www.silkpurse.ca/gallery.html

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SURREY ART GALLERY 13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1 T. 604-501-5566 F. 604-501-5581 artgallery@surrey.ca www.arts.surrey.ca TECK GALLERY (SFU VANCOUVER CAMPUS) 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029 gallery@sfu.ca www.sfu.ca/gallery THE CULTCH (VECC) GALLERY 1895 Venables St Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 T. 604-251-1363 F. 604-251-1730 info@vthecultch.com www.thecultch.com/index. php?option=com_content&task=view&id= 78&Itemid=148 VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 info@vanartgallery.bc.ca www.vanartgallery.bc.ca 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.

RE-LOCATION Luz Gallery and Workshops has moved from Fort St in Victoria to Oak Bay Ave.

May Ip-Lam, Spring, 17 1/2” x 17 1/2”, oriental brush painting

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

WEST VANCOUVER MUSEUM 680 17 St, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3T2 T. 604-925-7295 www.wvma.net VERNON Artist-run Gallery GALLERY VERTIGO #1 (upstairs) 3001 31 St, Vernon, BC V1T 5H8 T. 250-503-2297 info@galleryvertigo.com www.galleryvertigo.com Commercial Gallery ASHPA NAIRA ART GALLERY & STUDIO 9492 Houghton Rd., Vernon, BC V1H 2C9 T. 250-549-4249 F. 250-549-4209 ashpanaira@telus.net www.ashpanairagallery.com 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 PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096 info@vernonpublicartgallery.com www.vernonpublicartgallery.com The gallery presents a diverse and critical selection of artwork by international, national, regional and local artists. With an emphasis on the presentation of contemporary and new media art by established artists, the gallery also showcases artwork of midcareer and emerging artists in all media. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. VICTORIA Artist-run Galleries MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING 1442 Haultain St., Victoria, BC V8R 2J9 lacroixthomas@hotmail.com www.ministryofcasualliving.ca

WE ARE THE REVOLUTION AA BRONSON Curator: Anthony Kiendl Organized by Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art ELEANOR BOND Curator: Helga Pakasaar Organized by Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art A MYSTERY PLAY Shezad Dawood Curators: Anthony Kiendl and Sara Raza Organized by Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art Putting the WILD back into the West: starring Belle Sauvage & Buffalo Boy Lori Blondeau and Adrian Stimson

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OPEN SPACE 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor Victoria, BC V8W 1E6 T. 250-383-8833 F. 250-383-8841 openspace@openspace.ca www.openspace.ca Founded in September 1972 as a non-profit artistrun centre, Open Space supports professional artists — notably young and emerging — who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to media, art, music and performance. It reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across Canada and beyond. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.

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CHOSIN POTTERY 4283 Metchosin Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 3Z4 T. 250-474-2676 F. 250-474-2676 chosin@chosinpottery.ca www.chosinpottery.ca 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.

Commercial Galleries ALCHERINGA GALLERY 665 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1G6 T. 250-383-8224 F. 250-383-9399 alcheringa@islandnet.com www.alcheringa-gallery.com For 30 years, the gallery has exhibited contemporary tribal art from Papua New Guinea and later, graphic works by Aboriginal Australian artists and premium-quality work by established and emerging First Nation’s artists of Canada’s Northwest Coast. In the South Pacific, the work of master carvers still living a village lifestyle is selected on-site by gallery staff. Mon to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 info@theavenuegallery.com www.theavenuegallery.com

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BOUCHERAT GALLERY 16 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 1W3 T. 250-595-6709 info@boucheratgallery.com www.boucheratgallery.com

DALES GALLERY 537 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R3 T. 250-383-1552 dalesgallery@shaw.ca www.dalesgallery.ca DOMINGUEZ ART GALLERY 2075 Otter Point Rd, Box 344 Sooke, BC V9Z 1G1 T. 250-664-7045

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travelingart@travelingart.ca www.travelingart.ca EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328 info@eaglefeathergallery.com www.eaglefeathergallery.com

RE-LOCATION Winchester Galleries has closed their Broad St location but simultaneously opened a third gallery, on Humboldt St. ECLECTIC GALLERY 2170 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1E9 T. 250-590-8095 eclectichome@shaw.ca www.eclecticgallery.ca Specializing in original contemporary fine art paintings, sculpture, photography and jewellery, this welcoming light-filled gallery is known for its vibrant selection of local and regional art. It offers rotating art exhibitions of excellent quality at its easily-accessible location in the heart of Oak Bay Village. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. HILL’S NATIVE ART 1008 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 T. 250-385-3911 F. 250-385-5371 Toll Free: 866-685-5422 info@hillsnativeart.com www.hillsnativeart.com

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LUZ GALLERY + WORKSHOPS 1844 Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1C5 T. 250-590-7557 F. 250-590-7555 info@luzgallery.com www.luzgallery.com MADRONA GALLERY 606 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 1J4 T. 250-380-4660 F. 250-380-4625 info@madronagallery.com www.madronagallery.com Open June 2010, Madrona Gallery represents emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists. The gallery offers a welcoming environment to all visitors and Michael Warren’s expertise in Canadian art history and the contemporary art market facilitates the discovery of new artists and rare pieces from Canadian masters. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 - 6 pm. MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 mbatch@telus.net MAY IP-LAM GALLERY 655A Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 3L6 T. 250-384-1629 mayiplam@telus.net Chinese brush paintings by May Ip-Lam; Chinese drybrush paintings by PC Lam; wood and lino cuts by Eleanor Kobley; oil pastels by Robert Chouinard. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. MERCURIO GALLERY 602 Courtney St, Victoria, BC V8W 1B6 T. 250-388-5158 www.mercurio.ca

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MORRIS GALLERY 428 Burnside Rd E (on Alpha) Victoria, BC V8T 2X1 T. 250-388-6652 F. 250-386-6612 lance@morrisgallery.ca www.morrisgallery.ca ONE MOON GALLERY 1192 Kosapsum Cres (Esquimalt) Victoria, BC V9A 7K7 T. 250-294-6388 www.onemoon.ca POLYCHROME FINE ARTS 1113 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V 3K9 T. 250-382-2787 shawn@polychromefinearts.com www.polychromefinearts.com SOOKE FINE ART GALLERY 2016 Shields Rd, PO Box 507, Sooke, BC V9Z 1H5 T. 250-642-6411 michel@sketching.com www.sketching.com SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE GALLERY 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4 T. 250-642-3421 F. 250-642-6988 gallery@sookeharbourhouse.com www.sookeharbourhouse.com/ 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.

NEW GALLERY Jennifer Winsor, owner of the eponymous Winsor Gallery in Vancouver, has opened the Hayden Beck Gallery in Whistler's Gallery Row. TED HARRISON GALLERY 2004 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1E4 T. 250-592-0561 F. 250-592-0409 info@tedharrison.ca www.tedharrison.ca THE GALLERY AT MATTICK’S FARM 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 T. 250-658-8333 F. 250-658-8373 dawnmscott@shaw.ca THE GALLERY IN OAK BAY VILLAGE 2223A Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-598-9890 F. 250-592-5528 thegallery@shaw.ca 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.

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 art@winchestergalleriesltd.com www.winchestergalleriesltd.com Exclusive fine art dealers handling Canadian historical and contemporary art. Opened in 1974, the gallery has been under the ownership of Gunter H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994 and in 2003 has moved to its own building in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks both here and in two other downtown galleries. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Cooperative Galleries COLLECTIVE WORKS GALLERY 1311 Gladstone Ave, Box 5079 Victoria, BC V8R 6N3 T. 250-590-1345 info@collectiveworks.ca www.collectiveworks.ca GOWARD HOUSE 2495 Arbutus Rd, Victoria, BC V8N 1V9 T. 250-477-4401 gowardhouse@shaw.ca www.gowardhouse.com Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 T. 250-384-4101 F. 250-361-3995 communications@aggv.bc.ca www.aggv.bc.ca COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA G6-1001 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 2C5 T. 250-381-2787 F. 250-383-9155 info@cacgv.ca www.cacgv.ca DELUGE CONTEMPORARY ART 636 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L3 T. 250-385-3327 delugeart@shaw.ca www.deluge.ws LEGACY GALLERY AND CAFÉ 630 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-381-7670 maltpub@finearts.uvic.ca www.legacygallery.ca 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. CafÉ and gift shop. Wed to Sun 10 am - 5:30 pm. MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY Box 3025 Stn CSC, University Centre, B155-380 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-6562 F. 250-721-8997 maltpub@finearts.uvic.ca www.maltwood.uvic.ca The Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery houses a large and varied collection ranging from ancient Chinese artifacts to works by well known contemporary artists. It also hosts as many as 24 exhibits per year, as diverse as their collection, in two gallery locations. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm.

VIEW ART GALLERY 104-860 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z8 T. 250-213-1162 info@viewartgallery.com www.viewartgallery.com 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.

ROYAL BC MUSEUM 675 Belleville St Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 T. 250-356-7226 F. 250-387-5674 Toll Free: 888-447-7977 reception@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 info@westendgalleryltd.com www.westendgalleryltd.com First established in Edmonton in 1975, Dan and

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Commercial Galleries ADELE CAMPBELL FINE ART GALLERY 110-4090 Whistler Way (Westin Hotel) Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-0887 F. 604-938-1887

Dominique Rey, Pilgrims, September 9 to October 9, 2010, Gallery 1C03, Winnipeg

Dominique Rey, General Infinite Love, oil on canvas, 2008, 42" X 30".

Pilgrims is Dominque Rey’s first solo painting show. For ten years, the Winnipeg-based artist was consumed with photography and video, so this marks a return to the art form she’s practiced since age ten. “This is just one more risk,” Rey explains. “It’s a jump into the cold water.” Pilgrims explores notions of the ‘unbeautiful’ and how they become permissible and even desirable under the guise of performance. Masks, and the act of performance, create vehicles of self-transformation. Rey, who’s also a part-time burlesque performer, is seeking to “recast the role of the misfit, the freak and deviant.” With a BFA from the University of Manitoba and currently pursuing an MFA in new media in Berlin, Rey was recently named an arts ambassador for the City of Winnipeg, designated a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2010. She sees the Pilgrims project as infinite, an on-going conversation. — Patricia Dawn Robertson Toll Free: 888-938-0887 art@adelecampbell.com www.adelecampbell.com ART JUNCTION GALLERY 1050 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1 T. 604-938-9000 F. 604-938-9000 info@artjunction.ca www.artjunction.ca BLACK TUSK GALLERY 108-4293 Mountain Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 info@blacktusk.ca www.blacktusk.ca The Black Tusk Gallery creates unique acquisition opportunities for collectors with a variety of works by both established and up-and-coming First Nations artists whose work reflects the ancient histories and traditions of the coastal people. Located on the lobby level of the Hilton Hotel, next to Skiers Plaza. Open daily. HAYDEN BECK GALLERY 122-4293 Mountain Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-962-7711 F. 604-962-7712 info@haydenbeckgallery.com www.haydenbeckgallery.com 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 whistler@mountaingalleries.com www.mountaingalleries.com Located in The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of

Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. With three galleries, a combined total of 6080 square feet of exhibition space, and a state of the art warehouse/ studio in Jasper, they frequently host exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. THE PATH GALLERY 122-4338 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-932-7570 info@pathgallery.com www.pathgallery.com THE PLAZA GALLERIES 22-4314 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-6233 F. 604-938-6235 info@plazagalleries.com www.plazagalleries.com WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 110-4293 Mountain Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113 info@whistlerart.com www.whistlerart.com Public Galleries SCOTIA CREEK GALLERY, MILLENNIUM PLACE 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-8410 F. 604-935-8413 MYMP@myPlaceWhistler.org www.myplacewhistler.org/art.html SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B0 T. 866-441-7522 info@slcc.ca www.slcc.ca

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Commercial Gallery PASIG DESIGNS & ART GALLERY 1009 Princess St, Brandon, MB R7A 0P7 T. 204-740-0792 info@pasigdesigns.com www.pasigdesigns.com/gallery A graphic designer and photographer in his own right, Cam Heming has taken advantage of expanded space to open the commercial gallery in downtown Brandon. The gallery shows the work of local and national artists as well as Cam’s own photography. Tues to Fri noon - 6 pm.

Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES Box 336, 174 Kelsey Blvd, Churchill, MB R0B 0E0 T. 204-675-2681 F. 204-675-2236 NI.Churchill@ArcticCo-op.com www.northern-images.com

Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF SOUTHWESTERN MANITOBA 710 Rosser Ave, Suite 2, Brandon, MB R7A 0K9 T. 204-727-1036 F. 204-726-8139 director.agsm@mts.net www.agsm.ca 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

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GIMLI Commercial Gallery MERMAID’S KISS GALLERY PO Box 509, 85 Fourth Ave, Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 T. 204-642-7453 lakemail@mts.net www.mermaidskissgallery.com Just an hour’s scenic drive north from Winnipeg the gallery presents an eclectic mix of original art in painting, pottery, photography, raku, fibre and jewellery. Established and emerging artists take their inspiration from the lake and surrounding areas. Also offering archival giclÉe printing, photo restoration, certified custom conservation framing. Mon, Thur to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. MORDEN Commercial Gallery POSERS GALLERY 275 Stephen St, Morden, MB R6M 1V2 T. 204-822-8111

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posersgallery@gmail.com www.posersgallery.com Opened in 2009, in a renovated, century-old building, this contemporary art gallery exhibits local, Canadian, and international artwork. They also sell glass art designed in their studio and sell stained glass and fusible glass supplies. Tues to Thurs 10 am - 5:30 pm, Fri 10 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. 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 pdac@mts.net www.portageartscentre.ca The gallery features a schedule of diverse exhibitions showcasing the works of local, regional and national artists. The gift shop offers art supplies as well as a mix of original art including pottery, stained glass, photography, wood turning, books and paintings by local and regional artists. Located within the William Glesby Centre. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. WINNIPEG Artist-run Galleries ACEARTINC. 290 McDermot Ave - 2nd Flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-944-9763 F. 204-944-9101 gallery@aceart.org www.aceart.org

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GRAFFITI GALLERY 109 Higgins Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 T. 204-667-9960 F. 204-949-0696 info@graffitigallery.ca www.graffitigallery.ca PLATFORM: CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC & DIGITAL ARTS 121-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-942-8183 F. 204-942-1555 info@platformgallery.org www.platformgallery.org URBAN SHAMAN 203 - 290 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-2674 F. 204-944-9577 program@urbanshaman.org www.urbanshaman.org/ VIDEO POOL MEDIA ARTS CENTRE 300-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-949-9134 F. 204-942-1555 vpadmin@videopool.org www.videopool.org Commercial Galleries BEAR CREEK GALLERY 847 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0W7 T. 204-668-4550 info@bearcreekgallery.ca www.bearcreekgallery.ca BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 6-1170 Taylor Ave, Grant Park Festival Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z4 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604

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Toll Free: 800-822-5840 info@birchwoodartgallery.com www.birchwoodartgallery.com Specializing in originals, prints, sculptures and bronzes, featuring a large selection of Manitoba and international artists. They also provide conservation custom framing, art restoration and cleaning, and home and office art consultation. Original commissions available on request. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 6 pm, Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am 4 pm or by appointment. CRE8ERY GALLERY 2-125 Adelaide St (cor William) Winnipeg, MB R3A 0W4 T. 204-510-1623 jordan@cre8ery.com www.cre8ery.com GALLERY LACOSSE 169 Lilac St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S1 T. 204-284-0726 www.tlacosse.com

NEW GALLERIES Pasig Designs and Art Gallery has opened in Brandon; and Posers Gallery has opened in Morden. LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 info@lochgallery.com www.lochgallery.com 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 printmakers@mts.net www.printmakers.mb.ca Martha Street Studio is a community-based printmaking facility offering equipment, facilities and support to produce, exhibit, and disseminate cutting-edge, print-based works. There are classes in both traditional and digital printing processes, and ongoing outreach programs. The gallery facility offers visual artwork from emerging and master artists. Mon to Fri 11 am - 4 pm. MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 bill@mayberryfineart.com www.mayberryfineart.com 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 richard@nunavutgallery.com www.nunavutgallery.com WAH-SA GALLERY 130-25 Forks Market Road Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 T. 204-942-5121 F. 204-888-3140 wahsa@mts.net www.wahsa.mb.ca WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 sasaki@mts.net www.warehouseart.mb.ca A Winnipeg fixture for more than 25 years, the gallery presents original art, in a variety of media, mainly from Manitoba artists. They also offer limited edition prints and reproductions along with a major framing facility. Mon to Thur 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat to 5 pm.

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WAYNE ARTHUR GALLERY 186 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G3 T. 204-477-5249 www.waynearthurgallery.com 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 woodlands@mts.net www.woodlandsgallery.com Cooperative Galleries KEEPSAKES GALLERY 264 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 T. 204-943-2446 drew121@mts.net www.keepsakesgallery.ca MEDEA GALLERY 132 Osborne St in The Village Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Y3 T. 204-453-1115 medea@mts.net www.medeagallery.ca This artist-run cooperative was established in 1976, and features traditional and contemporary original fine art by Manitoba artists, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, intaglio and serigraph prints, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Rental plan and gift certificates available. Open Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4pm. OUTWORKS ART GALLERY 290 McDermot Ave, 3rd flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-949-0274 info@outworksgallery.com www.outworksgallery.com

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STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 Public Galleries BUHLER GALLERY St Boniface General Hospital, 409 Tache Ave Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 T. 204-237-2309 TGAGRO@sbgh.mb.ca www.saintboniface.ca EDGE ARTIST VILLAGE AND GALLERY 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1 T. 204-479-4551 info@edgevillage.com www.edgevillage.com GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134 j.gibson@uwinnipeg.ca gallery1c03.uwinnipeg.ca 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 eppr@ms.umanitoba.ca www.umanitoba.ca/schools/art/content/ galleryoneoneone/info111.html LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 boul. Provencher, St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 artsvisuels@ccfm.mb.ca www.ccfm.mb.ca LA MAISON DES ARTISTES VISUELS FRANCOPHONES INC. 219, boul. Provencher, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-5074 maison@mts.net www.maisondesartistes.mb.ca MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675 rdirks@mennonitechurch.ca www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/gallery

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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 shurniakgallery@sasktel.net 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

Wanda Koop, On the Edge of Wanda Koop, Helicopter (from Experience, September 11 to the series Northern Suite), acrylic November 21, Winnipeg Art on plywood, 1986. Collection of Gallery; October 2 to October the Winnipeg Art Gallery. 31, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg

“The truck comes next week to pick up the work,” explains a harried Wanda Koop from her Winnipeg studio. “We’re in the last throes of getting the Winnipeg Art Gallery show together and then we spend the whole month of August installing it.” On the Edge of Experience includes examples of Koop’s work from 1983 to the present, a re-creation of her working space, and the premiere of an existential multi-media work called Hybrid Human. The exhibition includes a collaboration with modern dancer Jolene Bailie, who has choreographed an original dance work called The Hybrid Human Project to complement the show. “I’ve been interested in Bailie’s work for years,” Koop says. “For me, making paintings is a dance of some kind. That’s why I’m drawn to dance. Collaboration is always expansive for me, and I love working with other disciplines. They bring something new to the table.” Koop and her Winnipeg dealer, Mayberry Fine Art are running a concurrent show to coincide with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, including older works and paintings from the Hybrid Human series. On the Edge of Experience will travel to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa in early 2011. — Patricia Dawn Robertson PIANO NOBILE GALLERY 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB T. 204-489-2850 sross1@shaw.ca PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 460 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0E8 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663 info@plugin.org www.plugin.org Manitoba’s premiere contemporary art gallery and the first ICA in Canada will be moving in November. 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 info@manitobamuseum.ca www.manitobamuseum.ca THE PAVILION GALLERY MUSEUM 55 Pavilion Cres, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6

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T. 204-888-5466 F. 204-889-8136 partnersinthepark.org UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave East Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 T. 204-942-0218 F. 204-943-2857 ucec@mts.net www.oseredok.org WINNIPEG ART GALLERY 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1 T. 204-786-6641 communications@wag.ca www.wag.ca 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. WINNIPEG BEACH Commercial Gallery FISHFLY GALLERY 18 Main St, Winnipeg Beach, MB R0C 3G0 T. 204-389-5661

Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 eagm@sasktel.net www.eagm.ca This public gallery offers a free exchange of ideas and perspectives to reflect the rapidly expanding social and cultural diversity. With the collaboration of provincial and national institutions, the gallery seeks to make contemporary art accessible, meaningful, and vital to diverse audiences of all ages. Tues to Fri 8:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 1 pm - 4 pm. LUMSDEN, SK Commercial Gallery LETTERBOX GALLERY 220 James Street N, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0 T. 306-731-3300 brenner.attic@sasktel.net MEACHAM Commercial Gallery THE HAND WAVE GALLERY Box 145, 409 3 Ave N, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221 june.jacobs@handwave.ca www.handwave.ca Presenting the work of 75 Saskatchewan artists and artisans for more than 20 years with changing gallery exhibitions during May through December. Works in fibre, glass, metal, wood and with a large selection in clay including the work of Charley Ferrero and Anita Rocamora. Thur to Mon 11 am - 6 pm; 1 am - 6 pm Oct through May; by appt Jan through Mar, 55 km east of Saskatoon. MELFORT Public Gallery SHERVEN-SMITH ART GALLERY 206 Bemister Ave East, Box 310 Melfort, SK S0E 1A0 T. 306-752-4177 F. 306-752-5556 l.terry@cityofmelfort.ca www.kerryvickarcentre.ca MELVILLE Public Gallery GALLERY WORKS AND THE 3RD DIMENSION 800 Prince Edward St PO Box 309 Melville, SK S0A 2P0 T. 306-728-4494 mcworks@accesscomm.ca www.melvillecommunityworks.ca MOOSE JAW Commercial Galleries CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHICS 134 Main Street N Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 3J7 T. 306-692-4449 photographics@sasktel.net creativephotographics.ca YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1 T. 306-693-7600 F. 306-693-7602 info@yvettemoore.com www.yvettemoore.com 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 mjamchin@sk.sympatico.ca www.mjmag.ca NORTH BATTLEFORD Public Galleries ALLEN SAPP GALLERY 1-Railway Ave, PO Box 460 North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1760 F. 306-445-1694 sapp@accesscomm.ca www.allensapp.com CHAPEL GALLERY 891 99 St, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1757 F. 306-445-1009 chapelgallery@sasktel.net www.chapelgallery.ca 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 agpa@sasktel.net www.artgalleryofprincealbert.com THE GRACE CAMPBELL GALLERY 125 12 St E, Prince Albert, SK S6V 1B7 T. 306-763-8496 F. 306-763-3816 bev@jmcpl.ca www.jmcpl.ca/grace.htm REGINA Artist-run Gallery NEUTRAL GROUND 203-1856 Scarth St, Regina, SK S4P 2G3 T. 306-522-7166 F. 306-522-5075 neutralground@accesscomm.ca www.neutralground.sk.ca 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.

RE-LOCATION The Plug In ICA in Winnipeg will be moving this fall to a new, purposebuilt gallery at the corner of Portage and Memorial. Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2266 Smith St Regina, SK S4P 2P4 T. 306-522-0997 F. 306-522-5624 mail@assiniboia.com www.assiniboia.com NEW LOCATION. Opened in the late 1970s with the goal of establishing a gallery with a strong representation of regionally and nationally recognized artists reflecting a variety of style, subject and medium. The main focus is professional Canadian artists including Allen Sapp, Ted Godwin, W. H. Webb, Brent Laycock, Louise Cook and many more. Tues to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm. MCINTYRE GALLERY 2347 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2S3 T. 306-757-4323 mcintyre.gallery@sasktel.net www.mcintyregallery.ca Celebrating 25 years in business, the McIntyre Gallery showcases the work of contemporary Saskatchewan artists and in particular has a strong representation of women artists. Regular exhibitions in diverse media: oil and acrylic, watercolours, collages, drawings, original prints, fabric art and furniture. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm, (Sat till 4:30 pm) or by appointment.

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MYSTERIA GALLERY 2706 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-522-0080 F. 306-522-5410 info@www.mysteria.ca www.mysteria.ca Mysteria Gallery is an artist-owned venue for established and emerging local artists. Explore diverse media in a modern context. Experience fine art and fine jewelry in a fresh atmosphere. Mon to Sat noon - 5:30 pm or by appt. NOUVEAU GALLERY 2146 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2T9 T. 306-569-9279 info@nouveaugallery.com www.nouveaugallery.com 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.

RE-LOCATION The Yukon Artists @ Work Cooperative has moved from Glacier Rd to Industrial Rd in Whitehorse. TRADITIONS HANDCRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 traditions@sasktel.net www.traditionshandcraftgallery.ca Traditions exhibits the work of professional craft artisans who have successfully completed the exacting jury process of the Saskatchewan Craft Council. The gallery carries a full range of fine craft media, including ceramics, wood, fibre, metal, glass, and jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Cooperative Gallery ART X 9 GALLERY 410 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK S4N 0P6 T. 306-347-0481 roya@mts.net www.artx9.ca 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 info@artgalleryofregina.ca www.artgalleryofregina.ca 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 nd.archives@notredame.sk.ca www.notredame.sk.ca/tour/archives.jsp DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311, Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-777-6040 F. 306-949-7264 dunlop@rpl.regina.sk.ca www.dunlopartgallery.org MACKENZIE ART GALLERY T C Douglas Building, 3475 Albert St Regina, SK S4S 6X6 T. 306-584-4250 F. 306-569-8191 mackenzie@uregina.ca www.mackenzieartgallery.sk.ca 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 aka@sasktel.net www.akagallery.org

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PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-5502 F. 306-652-9924 laura@pavedarts.ca www.pavedarts.ca Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 gallery@artplacement.com www.artplacement.com Established in 1978, the gallery’s primary emphasis is on senior and mid-career Saskatchewan artists while also representing several established western Canadian painters and overseeing a number of artist estates. Presents a year round exhibition schedule alternating solo and group exhibitions. Centrally located downtown in the Traveller’s Block Annex. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 sales@collectorschoice.ca 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 darrellbellgallery@sasktel.net www.darrellbellgallery.com 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 art@pacificgallery.ca www.pacificgallery.ca ROUGE GALLERY 208 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-955-8882 wandau@rougegallery.ca www.rougegallery.ca THE STALL GALLERY 105-120 Sonnenschein Way Saskatoon, SK S7M 1M8 T. 306-653-0800 info@thestallgallery.com www.thestallgallery.com WILLOW STUDIO SASKATOON 148 2 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2B2 T. 306-979-9226 F. 306-979-9227 laura@willowstudio.ca www.willowstudio.ca Public Galleries DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE University of Saskatchewan, 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8 T. 306-966-8384 teresa.carlson@usask.ca www.usask.ca/diefenbaker GORDON SNELGROVE GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4 T. 306-966-4208 gary.young@usask.ca www.usask.ca/snelgrove KENDERDINE ART GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Dr - 2nd level, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-966-4571 F. 306-978-8340 kenderdine.artgallery@usask.ca www.usask.ca/kenderdine MENDEL ART GALLERY 950 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-975-7610 F. 306-975-7670 mendel@mendel.ca www.mendel.ca 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.

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.

SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 Extn: 25 F. 306-244-2711 saskcraftcouncil@sasktel.net www.saskcraftcouncil.org

Commercial Gallery GRASSLANDS GALLERY 1-101 Centre St, PO Box 145 Val Marie, SK S0N 2T0 T. 306-298-7782 laureenmarchand@sasktel.net www.grasslandsgallery.com At the gateway to Grasslands National Park, the Val Marie region is a land of rolling hills, rugged coulees and steep ravines centred on the Frenchman River Valley. The gallery shows original paintings by Saskatchewan artists, with a range of subjects and media reflecting the grasslands experience. Thurs to Sun noon - 4 pm, May 20 - Sept 5 and long weekend Mondays. Call for seasonal hours.

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 www.publib.saskatoon.sk.ca/html/morrison_ ga.html WANUSKEWIN HERITAGE PARK GALLERY RR #4, Penner Rd, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J7 T. 306-931-6767 F. 306-931-4522 Toll Free: 877-547-6546 dana.soonias@wanuskewin.com www.wanuskewin.com 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 k.houghtaling@swiftcurrent.ca www.artgalleryofswiftcurrent.org Features exhibitions of regional, provincial and national works of art. Discovery Tours and activities

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WEYBURN Public Gallery ALLIE GRIFFIN ART GALLERY 45 Bison Ave NE (mail to: 424 10 Ave S) Weyburn, SK S4H 2A1 T. 306-848-3922 F. 306-848-3271 weyburnartscouncil@live.ca www.weyburnartscouncil.ca YORKTON Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton, SK S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667 info@deangallery.ca www.deangallery.ca

Heather Cline, Populating Veduta: Contemporary Cityscapes, October 20 to November 20, 2010, Art Gallery of Regina

Regina artist Heather Cline says she’s more concerned with the incidental than the monumental. Her latest work, Populating Veduta, depicts 13th Avenue in Regina’s Cathedral district, a neighbourhood she loves for its diversity and epic quality (vedutas are tourist paintings of cityscapes.) Cline, whose work can also be found at Regina’s Mysteria Gallery and Art Placement in Saskatoon, wanted to capture those small, quiet moments gleaned from everyday life in her city. “There’s something happening in the scene, and we won’t get the whole story but I want to get the quality of the feeling,” says Cline. She’s drawn to storytelling in her work and calls herself a “narrative artist”, and she’s also keen to ensure that her paintings are accessible to the viewer. “I want to make people feel welcome to the work,” she says. “I want to seduce them into the space with colourful images of recognizable subject matter.” Populating Veduta will also feature short videos presented alongside the streetscape portraits, giving the show a clean, elegant look when viewers enter the gallery — the videos are used to explain the stories behind the paintings. — Patricia Dawn Robertson Heather Cline, Love Through Barking Dog, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Galleries West Fall/Winter 2010 79


NORTHERN TERRITORIES GALLERIES DAWSON CITY Public Gallery ODD GALLERY — KLONDIKE INSTITUTE OF ART & CULTURE Bag 8000, 2nd Ave & Princess St Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0 T. 867-993-5005 F. 867-993-5838 gallery@kiac.ca www.kiac.ca INUVIK Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES INUVIK Box 2398, 115 Mackenzie Rd, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 T. 867-777-2786 F. 867-777-4430 NI.Inuvik@ArcticCo-op.com www.northern-images.com WHITEHORSE Commercial Gallery COPPER MOON GALLERY 3 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 coppermoon@artlover.com www.coppermoongallery.com Cooperative Gallery YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK COOPERATIVE 200-120 Industrial Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2T9 T. 867-393-4848 yaaw05@internorth.com www.yaaw.com Public Gallery YUKON ARTS CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY 300 College Dr, PO Box 16, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9

T. 867-667-8485 gallerydirector@yac.ca www.yukonartscentre.com/gallery.htm YELLOWKNIFE Commercial Gallery BIRCHWOOD GALLERY 26-4910 50 Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5 T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375 info@birchwoodgallery.com www.birchwoodgallery.com 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. Cooperative Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES YELLOWKNIFE Box 935, 4801 Franklin Avenue Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7 T. 867-873-5944 F. 867-873-9224 NI.Yellowknife@ArcticCo-op.com www.northernimages.ca Owned and operated by Arctic Cooperatives Ltd, the gallery features Canada’s largest selection of Inuit and Dene art and crafts. The collection includes Inuit prints and sculpture in stone, antler, bone and ivory along with wall hangings, Dene crafts, apparel and jewellery. Located in the heart of downtown Yellowknife at Franklin Ave and 48 St. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. 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 pwnhcweb@ece.learnnet.nt.ca www.pwnhc.learnnet.nt.ca

SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW OCTOBER 15-17, 2010 Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney, BC T. 250-656-7412 info@sidneyfineartshow.com www.sidneyfineartshow.com The 8th annual Sidney Fine Art Show takes place October 15-17, 2010 in beautiful Sidney by the Sea. This juried show offers an exhibition that is always fresh, exciting and diverse. Since work is available for sale, this is a must for collectors. Visit website for details.

ART TOURS

CALGARY ARTWALK Multiple public and Commercial Galleries Calgary, AB www.calgaryartwalk.com THIRD WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER Visit Calgary galleries and artist studios to discover the quality and variety of artists’ work available in Calgary in a friendly and casual atmosphere. The event is free. Many venues provide refreshments and host special events. Great for art students, collectors and for the novice to meet artists and watch creativity happen before their eyes. Maps and participating galleries on website. GALLERY WALK OF EDMONTON October 16 and 17, 2010; April 16 and 17, 2011 Edmonton, AB art@westendgalleryltd.com www.gallery-walk.com The first gallery walk of its kind in Canada was formed in 1981 to promote both art and artists of merit within the community, focusing especially on work by Canadian artists. The eight member galleries are easily accessible within a nine block walking distance. There are two self-guided events presented per year. Unique exhibitions are planned for gallery walks. Details on website.

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ARTIST STUDIOS/ EVENTS ARTISTS’ STUDIOS

IRMA SOLTONOVICH URBANART STUDIO Victoria, BC T. 250-812-2705 irmasoltonovich@hotmail.com www.soltonovich.com This Victoria artist specializes in abstract landscapes and seascapes. Her acrylic works may be seen at Grey Area Gallery, Chilliwack; Greater Victoria Art Gallery and Gallery at Mattick’s Farm, Victoria. She welcomes commissions and also offers art classes for both teens and adults at Art School Victoria (website of same name). For more information contact her directly and arrange to visit her home studio. JAN CRAWFORD Vancouver, BC crawfordart@telus.net www.jancrawford.com Jan Crawford is a Vancouver-based painter but her themes of landscape and issues about environmental preservation and conservation originated with her Okanagan childhood. Jan’s large colourful monotypes (printed at Malaspina printmakers) reflect and explore identity defined by the environment and specific landscape. Her latest exhibitions speak to an essential vision to sustain the natural environment. KAMILA & NEL ART GALLERY 768 Menawood Pl Victoria, BC V8Y 2Z6

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T. 250-294-5711 NelKwiatkowska@Picture2Portrait.net www.Picture2Portrait.net 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. VIRGINIA BOULAY - STUDIO Calgary, AB T. 403-242-4628 vbstudio@telusplanet.net www.vboulayart.com Noted for her spirited desire to connect with the land and the resulting strong and vibrant landscapes, Boulay says the start of every painting finds her deeply engaged with nature. Detailed graphite sketches are developed which later evolve into finished works (primarily acrylic on canvas), in her Calgary home/studio. Originals and giclée reproductions are available and commissions welcome.

ART SHOWS

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: THE NEXT 500 YEARS JAN - MAY 2011 Winnipeg, MB alix@winnipegarts.ca www.closeencounters.ca This International Exhibition of Contemporary Indigenous Art was developed by a curatorial collective as part of the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 ARTS FOR ALL program — and will feature artists from around the globe. Organized by Plug In ICA, there will be a central exhibition site plus several satellite locations with complementary programming.

EMOTESART Winnipeg, MB T. 204-294-6324 jacqueline@emotesart.com www.emotesart.com Representing select contemporary Canadian artists including Shirley Elias and Alexus.

APPRAISALS/ART STORAGE

LEVIS FINE ART AUCTIONS, APPRAISALS & ART STORAGE 1739 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0K1 T. 403-541-9099 mail@levisauctions.com www.levisauctions.com 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. PETER S BLUNDELL - APPRAISALS PO Box 6, Vernon, BC V1T 6M1 T. 250-542-4540 petersbee@hotmail.com www.petersblundell.com Trained by the International Society of Appraisers, Mr. Blundell is an independent appraiser, consultant, lecturer and security advisor, specializing in antiques, art and estate household treasures. He makes house calls and is prepared to travel throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Inquiries about fund-raising ideas are welcomed.

ART AUCTIONS

CANADIAN ART AUCTION 1184 Oxford Street, White Rock, BC V4B 3P6 T. 604-536-3049 info@canadianartauction.ca www.canadianartauction.ca Observing that “Artists and their art are not always important at the same time”, Canadian Art Auction features the art of emerging artists and new masters who have paid their dues, but have not yet been discovered by the world auction houses. Up to four on-line auctions a year — fine art, decorator art, collectibles and limited editions. Check website for details. INTERNATIONAL ARTIST Day, October 25 — www.internationalartistday.com. HODGINS ART AUCTIONS LTD 5240 1A St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J1 T. 403-252-4362 F. 403-259-3682

kevin.king@hodginsauction.com www.hodginsauction.com 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 mail@landoartauctions.com www.landoartauctions.com They hold a minimum of three catalogued auctions a year of Canadian and international fine art. Individual and corporate consignments welcome. Appraisals for insurance, donation, estate settlement, family division and other purposes. Call or email for a confidential appointment. Mon to Fri 10 am 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt.

ART CRATING

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

ART FRAMING

FRAME BY FRAME 1060 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R9 T. 604-568-6596 cathy@framexframe.ca www.framexframe.ca Love it - Frame it. As a full-service shop, Frame by Frame offers framing that combines quality, style and craftsmanship. As a custom framer, it is their mission to provide expert and individual service one customer at a time, frame by frame. Browsers welcome. Tues to Fri 11 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appointment or by chance. JARVIS HALL FINE FRAMES 617 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-9942 jhff@shaw.ca 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. THE PETERS GALLERY FINE ART FRAMING 1225 18 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0W3 T. 403-269-3475 thepetersgallery@shaw.ca www.thepetersgallery.ca Framing: Twenty years of conservation framing offered with unique, functional designs. Easel Rentals: Presentations made easy with gallery brass, floor and table easels. Art Rentals: Original paintings, giclées and limited edition prints available for corporate offices. Delivery and installation is included. Wed to Thurs 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 9 am - 1 pm.

ART GALLERY SOFTWARE

GALLERYSOFT INC 10 Oak Ridge Drive, Georgetown, ON L7G 5G6 T. 905-877-8713 F. 905-877-4811 info@gallerysoft.com www.gallerysoft.com GallerySoft is a complete fine art gallery management system that provides galleries with a quick and easy way to manage clients, mailing labels, artists, artist payments, invoicing, inventory details and much more. GallerySoft runs on a Mac, PC or iPad. Adding a GallerySoft Supported Website allows all gallery art to be added to the gallery website directly from GallerySoft.

ART INSTALLATION

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ART GALLERY WEBSITES

ART IN CANADA T. 403-336-1313 lynda@artincanada.com www.artincanada.com For artists who know they need a website, but don’t know where to start, Art In Canada — a professional web consulting and design company — has been marketing artists and art galleries online since 1999. Websites are designed for easy self-administration by artists themselves. Call Lynda Baxter to learn more and get started.

ART RENTAL

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

ART REPRODUCTION

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

ART SUPPLIES

ARTISTS EMPORIUM 1610 St James St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2 T. 204-772-2421 artists@artistsemporium.net www.artistsemporium.net A Canadian based company supplying highest quality products since 1977 with over 100,000 items offered in a 12,000 square feet retail space. The fun-friendly atmosphere extends from the free Saturday morning art classes, through the extensive art library and spinning the roulette wheel at their annual Artists Open House. They are committed to maintaining a high level of inventory at competitive prices while continually expanding product lines. Mon to Thur 9 am - 6 pm, Fri til 9 pm, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. CLASSIC GALLERY FRAMING INC 3376 Sexsmith Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7S5 T. 250-765-6116 F. 250-765-6117 Toll Free: 800-892-8855 info@classicgalleryframing.com www.classicgalleryframing.com High quality mouldings, liners and liner profiles are produced by utilizing the most efficient manufacturing processes combined with the care and detail that comes with creating handcrafted products. All steps of production are done inside their factory. The full range of products may be previewed online and are available through most fine art dealers and framers. INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 1006 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 inglart@telusplanet.net www.inglewoodart.com Store claims best selection and prices in Calgary on pre-stretched canvas and canvas on the roll. Golden Acrylics and Mediums with everyday prices below retail. Volume discounts on the complete selection of Stevenson Oils, Acrylics and Mediums. Other name-brand materials, brushes, drawing supplies, easels, an extensive selection of paper and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 132 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 403-283-2288 info@kensingtonartsupply.com www.kensingtonartsupply.com 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,

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including linen. Senior, student and professional discounts. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur till 8 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. MONA LISA ARTISTS’ MATERIALS 1518 7 St SW Calgary, AB T2R 1A7 T. 403-228-3618 monalisa@nucleus.com www.monalisa-artmat.com 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 info@opusframing.com www.opusframing.com Opus has stores in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, North Vancouver, and Langley, plus online shopping and mail order service. They offer an extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies. Check them out online, or drop by for some inspiration. They also produce an e-newsletter full of sales, art news and articles, and provide ëhow to’ handouts and artist demos. Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource. STUDIO TODOROVIC 110-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-450-1917 sales@studiotodorovic.com www.studiotodorovic.com 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. THE GALLERY/ART PLACEMENT INC. 228 3 Ave S (back lane entrance) Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3931 supplies@artplacement.com www.artplacement.com 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.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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STUART COWEN PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 11148 81 Ave Edmonton, AB T6G 0S5, T. 780-431-0151 stuart@scpc.ca This chartered accounting, management consulting and business advisory practice has been a proud supporter of the arts in Alberta since it was established in 1978. The staff of five provides full service support to professional and business clients, individual artists, arts organizations and the notfor-profit community — as well as advising new ventures and start-ups. Contact Stuart or Darlene to review your needs. EXECUTIVE WELCOME WAGON T. 403-263-0175 www.welcomewagon.ca/en/business 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 is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. 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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BACK ROOM

EMILY CARR (1871 – 1945)

Emily Carr, Canal in Brittany, oil on panel, 1911, 16.5" X 23.5". Courtesy Granville Fine Art.

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t’s difficult to reconcile the early watercolours of Emily Carr — products of a genteel education, and a puritan, provincial upbringing in a colonial backwater — with the power and intensity of her later paintings. She identified her own early work for its lack of emotional content, its flat colour and tentative style, but managed to transition to create one of the most important bodies of work of any painter who ever worked in Canada, a remarkable record of the Aboriginal settlements, culture, and landscapes of the west coast. Part of that transition can obviously be pegged to her travels to the Haida, Kwakiutl, and Nuu-chah-nulth villages along the coast of British Columbia, and her discovery of her own passion for “Indian art” and the weathered and quickly disappearing evidence of the villages’ great artists.

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But Carr’s technique, and her understanding of art as an emotional expression, was given a great push by a two-year sojourn in France. The period, 1910 to 1912, was so important to the development of Carr as an artist, that her career could easily be seen in two parts — before and after France. Carr had already been pursuing a career as an artist for some years — it was a respectable pursuit for a young woman of the upper middle class — but her education thus far, including schools in San Francisco and London, hadn’t advanced her technique much. Almost 40 and teaching children’s art classes in Victoria, she pooled her savings together and planned a trip to France, where she expected to find clues to the future of painting. She set off with her sister, Alice, landing in Paris in 1910 (her travels with Alice would be recorded in a charming set of illustrated journals she produced in the early part of the century) and enrolling in the Studio Colarossi, which would prove to be another staid exercise in classical form. With a letter of introduction to the Scottish painter Harry Gibb, Carr began to discover the joyousness and freedom that was percolating through the ateliers of Paris, outside of the formal art schools. She managed to avoid some of the more radical styles — Cubism and Surrealism — but started introducing a bolder palette and stronger technique to her work, abandoning watercolours for a time to experiment with rich Fauvist colour panels and decisive brushstrokes. With her health in constant flux, she abandoned Paris for short periods of time in the countryside and in Sweden. She spent brief sessions of intense work in the Brittany region of France with Gibb, painting the canals and streetscapes of the provincial towns, and developing the beginnings of the bold style that she would bring to her coastal landscapes years later. Canal in Brittany was painted in 1911 in the town of Crecy-en-Brie, where Carr had gone to paint under the loose tutelage of Harry Gibb. The painting is evidence of Carr’s emerging technique, its contrasting colours and abstract forms giving it a strong, decisive cast far removed from the lighthanded touch of her pre-France work. In 1971 Doris Shadbolt wrote in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s catalogue for its centennial Emily Carr retrospective “It was the vibrant energy of French painting which spoke to her. She was now painting, though on a small scale, with vigour and a new sensuous and formal awareness.” It would take Carr another decade and a half to really establish herself and her technique, with recognition from Lawren Harris and inclusion in an important show at the National Gallery of Canada. But the lessons learned in France stuck with her throughout her artistic development, and were evident in the acclaimed work she did much later in her career. This is one of several historical Canadian paintings brought to the newly created Granville Fine Art in Vancouver by Winnipeg-based collector Ken Macdonald. He bought Canal in Brittany at auction in 2004, where it had been placed by members of a Victoria family who had bought it from Carr’s estate. Within the six years since, Macdonald has sold it, seen it come up at auction again, and bought it again. It’s still a remarkable piece of evidence to the transformation of Emily Carr’s technique. — Jill Sawyer www.gallerieswest.ca


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1. Gissing RANGE COUNTRY; 1960 28 x 42 in. Estimate $10,000/12,500 Spring 2010 Sold at $17,825 - RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION 2. Grandmaison YOUNG NATIVE GIRL 10.5 X 8.5 in. Estimate $7,000/9,000 Spring 2010 Sold at $22,425 3. Phillips JIM KING’S WHARF; 1927 11 x 8 in. Estimate $10,000/15,000 Spring 2010 Sold at $ 17,825 4. Beil THE CHUCKWAGON; 1965 13 x 44.5 X 9 in. Estimate $12,000 / 16,000 Spring 2010 Sold at $ 19,550

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