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First Impressions

News and events from across the region



Jeffrey Spalding: Invaluable cultural assets have effectively been “benched”


Feature Previews

Shows scheduled for the spring season Dianne Bos.................... 24 Sherri Chaba ................. 26 Still Films....................... 28


Exhibition Reviews

Exclusive reviews of recent shows throughout Western Canada

Wanda Koop .................30 Anne Siems ...................30 Dan Hudson..................32

36 Howie Tsui ....................32 Neil McClelland .............32 Greg Edmonson ............34 Emily’s Revenge.............34 Pushing the Edge ..........35


Previews and Profiles

What’s in the galleries this season

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Winnipeg’s New Voyage of Discovery

With Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, the city celebrates a Cultural Capital designation with a monumental show of contemporary Aboriginal art; plus, a Q & A with curator Steven Loft By Marlene Milne


The View from Victoria

Contemporary art turns over a new leaf in the city of flowers By Charles Campbell




Rediscovering Ken Lum’s vision of Vancouver

Where to find fine art galleries across the west

Sign Language By Beverly Cramp


Playing Through

With a 40-year survey of painting and printmaking at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge legend Billy McCarroll shows he’s still in the game By Mary-Beth Laviolette



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Up front in the visual arts A partnership on Portage Avenue:

The Plug In and the University of Winnipeg collaborate on a new space


pened last fall on the corner of 460 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, the precedent-setting Plug In Institute embarks on the newest chapter in its 38 years as one of Canada’s major centres of contemporary art. Having played host to everyone from Laurie Anderson to The Royal Art Lodge, to making a significant splash at the 2001 Venice Biennale by presenting Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s The Paradise Institute, Plug In will finally have a custom-designed facility of its own. Co-owned by Plug In and The University of Winnipeg, the new three-story structure was designed by DPA+PSA+DIN Collective, 37,500 square feet on the former site of the city’s United Army Surplus Store that doubles its exhibition space. The site is directly adjacent to the Winnipeg Art Gallery and will house businesses as well as University departments. The new building marks a significant addition to the city, which was also designated Cultural Capital of Canada last year. Outgrowing its street-front warehouse location amongst artist-run centres like Platform, aceart, and Urban Shaman, Plug In steps into its own in much the same way it’s transitioned from an artist-run centre to that of an Institute of Contemporary Art over the last ten years. Anthony Kiendl has been Director of Plug In since 2006, after gaining a reputation for innovative curatorial programming at the Dunlop Gallery in Regina and the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff. He notes that the plan to move has been in the works for some time. “We’re doing this because of our programming,” he says. “We facilitate artist research, including a new public art research centre, so our programming is often a direct product of that research. We’re not doing this just to have a nice new building. To do the kinds of projects 16 Galleries West Spring 2011

A conceptual drawing of the new Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg. BELOW: Exterior of the Plug In's new building.

we’ve been doing, our current facilities were inadequate.” After founding offshoot organizations including the Videopool distribution centre and the MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) program, Plug In’s future includes the development of its Summer School art school and residency project. Created by Kiendl, the School’s first year attracted international faculty including Cambridge-based Lotte Juul Petersen and Donna Lynas, and London-based curator Sara Raza. “As an ICA, we have to consider that an important part of what we do is interdisciplinary,” Kiendl notes. “We can now have ongoing components for film, video, sound, language, and writing, and hold our residencies and exhibitions simultaneously.” — Amy Fung

FIRST IMPRESSIONS O’Brian Foundation underwrites gallery expansions The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia benefitted twice in recent months from generous donations by the Michael O’Brian Family Foundation. The first gift underwrites the establishment of the Satellite Gallery, a newly renovated space on Seymour Street that brings collaborative exhibitions downtown from MOA and two other public galleries outside the core — the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery at UBC and North Vancouver’s Presentation House. Opened in late October with a show by 1960s-era experimental video artist Glenn Lewis, the Satellite will show exhibitions tangential to programming at the parent galleries, and create opportunities for collaboration for the galleries and their artists. The Foundation has also given MOA $1 million toward renovation of one of the Museum’s major galleries, and for future acquisitions. The new O’Brian Gallery will be a flexible space designed specifically for exhibitions of small-scale objects and works of art. The new gallery opened in late November with a show of works by Haida artists Charles and Isabella Edenshaw. Alberta organizations announce appointments The Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary held a shindig in early December to introduce their new president and CEO. Dr. Daniel Doz was most recently dean of the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University in Toronto, and before that was head of the Division of Architecture and Art at Norwich University in Vermont. Originally from Montreal and a licensed architect who studied

at the Universite de Paris, as an academic Doz has conducted research in the areas of film, design, photography and architecture. In another major move, former Art Gallery of Alberta exec director Tony Luppino has taken over as executive director of the Leighton Arts Centre, just south of Calgary. While at the AGA from 2003 to 2009, Luppino oversaw the funding and construction of the spectacular new gallery space in downtown Edmonton, and prior to that he was on the board of the McMichael Collection in Ontario. Set in the Alberta foothills in the former home of painter A.C. Leighton, the Arts Centre was established in 1970 by Barbara Leighton to provide informal art workshops to children, and continuing art education for emerging Canadian artists. On his appointment, Luppino said “I’ve been intrigued for years by this art centre in the foothills that nurtures practicing artists and inspires art and nature appreciators. The Centre has ambitious plans to build on its unique Alberta heritage inspired by an artist who was way ahead of his time.� Another historic artists’ home is also getting some new blood. Artist and archival technician Shara Rosko was recently appointed director of the John Snow House in Calgary, a resource centre and archives affiliated with The New Gallery artist-run centre. Following a public launch last fall, the house will also be used as a public venue for multiple creative events. Calgary museum takes a year off Staff at the Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary will spend the next year packing and cataloguContinued on page 19

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Art books:

Between the pages The Life and Art of George Fertig By Mona Fertig, Introduction by Peter Such Mother Tongue Publishing Limited (Salt Spring Island, BC) 2010 The Life of Art of George Fertig is the third book in the Unheralded Artists of BC series founded by Mona Fertig and her husband, Peter Hasse. As the series title suggests, it focuses on artists who never had much of a nod from critics, curators, influential gallerists and the public art institutions that establish a region’s history and its artists of merit through exhibitions, catalogues, collections, and institutional connections. In a 1966 review of Fertig’s work, Ian Wallace wrote that it’s always more difficult to form an opinion about any artist who “is working outside the current styles and is apart from of the main artistic community”. But many years later Roy Kiyooka wrote that he thought Fertig’s “haunting paintings remain memorable in my mind’s eye.” Writing about Fertig’s life and art, his daughter Mona includes her own recollections and those of her father’s friends and colleagues, creating an engaging picture of post-war Vancouver and its evolution into a hip, counter-culture community in the 60s and 70s. But like many other growing arts centres, the city’s scene has also been cliquish, with only so much tolerance for different creative approaches. Are there occasional moments of sour grapes in this partbiography and part-memoir? Yes. But on the whole, the writing is good and the book includes plenty of full-colour examples of Fertig’s work, along with some excellent research about the inspiration behind the artist’s dreamy, metaphysical paintings. The Totem Pole: An Intercultural History By Aldona Jonaitis & Aaron Glass University of Washington Press (Seattle/London) & Douglas & McIntyre (Vancouver, BC) 2010 Standing tall and instantly recognizable in its connection to the culture of west coast First Nations, the totem pole has more than its share of misinformation attached to it. The Totem Pole: An Intercultural History aims to set the record straight by exploring the object’s rich and varied history within the context of west coast Native culture and the wider public domain of film, advertising, mass media and tourism. It’s a tangled legacy, and authors Aldona Jonaitis and Aaron Glass do an admirable job in separating fact from fiction. They blew a few holes through some of my own misconceptions, including the idea that totem poles have a spiritual significance. Not so. Nor is the top of a multi-figured pole always the most significant or important part. My favourite piece of enlightenment, though, was to read about a certain type of pole raised to challenge other rival chiefs. Known as “shame poles” or “ridicule” 18 Galleries West Spring 2011

poles, their function, then, has not always been as benign as memorializing chiefs, displaying family crests or signifying a family’s social standing. Both Jonaitus and Glass are anthropologists and they take this publication to another level by injecting into its narrative some of their own personal history and experience with the subject. Beyond the challenge of academic research, the two authors are fully invested in and moved by these monumental carvings. They’ve also been willing to share the pages with other scholars, art historians and First Nations artists like Robert Davidson, Susan Point, Richard Hunt, Lyle Wilson, Bill Holm. Mary Anne Barkhouse and Ki-Ke-In, whose contributions widen the historic, cultural, and socio-political perspective. Generously illustrated, The Totem Pole also comes with seven appendices or lists of further information. For a 21st century overview on the totem pole and for anyone with an interest in the art form, this is a seminal work. Winnipeg Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections Editor, Stephen Borys Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg) 2010 Books about museum collections tend to dominate coffee tables. As publications, they’re thumbed-through, admired for their big glossy presence and maybe read once in a while. In this sense, Winnipeg Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections is a different kind of book. A little larger than a paperback, with a soft cover and 255 pages, it’s meant to be read and used as a guide. In that respect, this guide to some of the most important and fascinating objects in the holdings of Canada’s first civic art gallery is a gem. It re-affirms the value of collections in general and curators with the expertise to research and understand how art connects to a time and place, and to artists. As the Director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Stephen Borys gives readers an informative introduction to the gallery’s history and its collections, followed by handsomely designed chapters about holdings in European art, Canadian art, works on paper, photography, decorative arts and the gallery’s important collection of Inuit art. In all, the book includes 400 unique works, each one illustrated with a colour reproduction and a couple of concise paragraphs. Even for art neophytes, the book is a bit of a primer, easily digested and full of Canadian examples and passages on recent activity in Winnipeg’s active contemporary art scene. Kudos to the gallery’s curatorial staff for this engaging effort. — Mary-Beth Laviolette



ing collections to prepare for a move into University’s new Taylor Family Digital Library building in September 2011. To get ready, they’ve closed their doors and postponed regular public programming for a year. Supported by more than $3 million in grants from the City of Calgary, the Nickle will be front and centre in the new Taylor building, part of an unprecedented, multi-year and multi-million-dollar redevelopment project at the U of C. Along with a regular schedule of temporary art exhibitions, the Nickle maintains growing numismatic and textile collections, and the new space will allow expanded access to the permanent collections. Whistler centre wins national cultural award Open just over two years, the beautifully designed Squamish Lil-wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) has taken home the Cultural Tourism Award from Canada’s largest tourism management and marketing body, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada. This was the first year an award for cultural tourism was given as part of the annual Tourism Excellence Awards. Commenting on their choice TIAC members cited the Cultural Centre’s commitment to the preservation and promotion of authentic Aboriginal culture and experience as the reason behind the win. Built in Whistler and designed to evoke a traditional

Outside the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

Squamish long house and a Lil’wat pit house, galleries and exhibition halls show traditional and contemporary art and artisan work, and the Centre’s Aboriginal Youth Ambassadors are on hand to engage with visitors in experiential activities. Currently, Centre staff are working on expanding their mandate through a cultural awareness project called the Sea to Sky Cultural Journey. Medalta digging into its own past The Medalta Potteries in Medicine Hat can’t get enough of its local history. After preserving its kilns and factory site (an ongoing project), creating gallery and museum space, and building an airy new studio for its ceramics residency program, Medalta broke ground on an archeological dig on the site of its pottery on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River. Once the thriving centre of ceramic manufacturing in Canada (Medicine Hat once produced more than 75 per cent of all the pottery made in Canada) the expansive site holds layers of local history in its grounds. For the past few months, archeologist Talva Jacobson has been leading the excavation of this industrial site, digging down into the strata of decades of manufacturing history. She expects to excavate

F E B RUA RY 4 , 2 0 1 1 to A PR I L 9 , 2 0 1 1 In conjunction with Exposure: Calgary/Banff/Canmore Photography Festival, The Art Gallery of Calgary presents recent works by photographers Katherine L. Lannin and d. bradley muir, along with new media artist David Clark. Publ i c Exhi bi ti on O peni ng F ri day, Februa r y 4, 7pm to 10pm Fo r W i n t e r 2 0 1 1 p u b l i c p ro g r a m s v i s i t w w w. a r t g a l l e r y c a l g a r y. o r g presenting sponsor

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2010 Sobey Art Award:


eeing a single drawing from one of Daniel Barrow’s serial works doesn’t do any of it justice. Illustrative and often grotesque, they’re like individual pages of a warped children’s book, or a particularly gruesome issue of Mad magazine. Seen as they’re meant to be experienced, Barrow’s work takes on a new form — a series of highly engrossing animated stories, told through illustration, low-end technology, video and sound. After being previously shortlisted, in 2010 Barrow is the winner of the Sobey Art Award for contemporary Canadian art. Based in Montreal but originally from Winnipeg (a certain suburban noir aesthetic from that prairie city permeates his work), Barrow has been creating his animated narratives since

1993. His performances mix detailed stories and fully realized characters with the simple acetate-and-backlight technology of the overhead projector. One of his recent projects, Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry, concerns the night-time travels of a garbageman obsessed with cataloguing his neighbours, and the serial killer following him around. Barrow has performed his animations at venues including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. He’s also had recent exhibitions at galleries including the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, and the Art Gallery of York University. The winner of the $50,000 Sobey Art Award is chosen by a revolving panel of curators from across Canada. In 2010, the panel included Grant Arnold, curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Jen Budney, associate curator at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, Philip Monk, director of the Art Gallery of York University, Lesley Johnstone, curator at the Musee d’art Contemporain de Montreal, and David Diviney, curator at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Finalists in 2010 were chosen to represent regions across the country, and they included Brendan Lee Satish Tang, Brendan Fernandes, Patrick Bernatchez, and Emily Vey and Cooper Battersby.


Artist Daniel Barrow wins with illustrated storytelling

ABOVE: Daniel Barrow, winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award. LEFT: Daniel Barrow, Untitled, 2009, collaged drawing from the performance, Trying To Love the Normal Amount.

through the recent past to an unknown history that predates the factories themselves. Tang wins premier ceramic art prize Kamloops-based ceramic artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang took home the Winnifred Shantz Award this year from the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario. The $10,000 annual prize is one of the most prestigious awards in Canadian craft, given to an emerging artist in particular to support future study or artists’ residency opportunities. Shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award this year, Tang’s work has been gaining recognition with a series of exhibitions across Canada, including at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Ottawa Art Gallery, and a recent group show at Toronto’s Gardiner 20 Galleries West Spring 2011

Museum. He’s known for his intricate mix of traditional porcelain techniques with a thoroughly modern sensibility that incorporates robot and manga motifs. Lethbridge gallery gets a glass facelift Long a landmark in the centre of the city, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Calgary fell under the spell of a wrecking crew last May, making way for a renovation that would brighten and enlarge the space, and preserve it as one of western Canada’s premier public galleries. Designed by local architecture firms Ferrari Westwood Babits and Savill Group, the new SAAG began the transformation process in 2009. It’s been a short but eventful journey, and when the gallery opened fully again in September after a summer

Outside the newly renovated

the length of the building, bringing a light-filled introduction to gallery visitors as they arrive. Known for showcasing the best of Lethbridge’s remarkably vibrant visual art scene, and giving early support to future art stars including Janet Cardiff and David Hoffos, the gallery re-opened with On Your Marks, a show that fittingly celebrated collaboration among Alberta artists.

Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge.

of renovation, the results were abundantly clear. The expanded and reconfigured SAAG now boasts new classroom and library space with windows onto the park behind it, a multi-media viewing gallery with cuttingedge lighting and sound technology, and a glass-clad atrium entrance that extends

Correction In the Fall 2010 issue, in the review for Robert Sinclair: Travel Log at Willock & Sax Gallery, an editing error included a reference to several artists being born in Alberta before the Second World War, including Norman Yates, Harry Savage and Takao Tanabe. In fact, Tanabe was born on the west coast. Galleries West regrets the error.


In my opinion:

Invaluable cultural assets have effectively been ‘benched’ Jeffrey Spalding


uietly, without much notice or outcry, our art museums have morphed. Temporary, contemporary programming has gained a dominant upper hand, commandeering the preponderance of exhibition space and institutional resources. Historical programming is on the wane. This shift in emphasis didn’t happen overnight or without cause. Strained budgets force museums to continually jockey programming to engineer the ‘right’ mix that will serve their diverse audiences and honour curatorial integrity, while driving attendance and a positive bottom line. Over time we have witnessed a pervasive drift — museums are abandoning the primacy of long-term installations and collections development in favour of temporary programming. By now it has evolved into mission creep. Some larger institutions, chameleon-like, embrace the territory previously the domain of the non-collecting, alternative artist-run centres: hosting projects sometimes exploratory, esoteric and transitory. Many will cheer, believing that it is well overdue that museums champion challenging contemporary art and socially relevant current topics. Others, including myself, are taking note of the unintended collateral damage. The public collection and its permanent galleries, once the workhorse and mainstay of museum programming, have been slipping from prominent view. Too often, the gallery’s artistic treasures can only be encountered through a visit to the gift shop to peruse the collections’ guidebooks and postcard racks. Few western Canadian public galleries currently employ fulltime curators of historical art. The Winnipeg Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Greater Victoria are notable among the handful to consistently dedicate space to an inclusive storyline ‘representation’ of art history. The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) retains Emily Carr as an ever-constant presence, yet to the disproportionate exclusion of her western counterparts: Lawren Harris, F. H. Varley, B.C. Binning, E. J. Hughes. We no longer expect to encounter the art of Charles Scott, Walter Phillips, Illingworth Kerr, Marion Nicol or H. G. Glyde at institutions named in their honour, so best of luck searching out the work of the legions of artists who have made important contributions within the last 50 years. Previously, a museum acquisition was a career-defining milestone for an artist. Today, it can be the equivalent of receiving a life sentence — the near certainty that a seminal art work will, as consequence, disappear out of sight, consigned to the vault, retained for some prospective future use, yet with little chance of re-surfacing during the artist’s lifetime. If museums can’t or won’t, then who will passionately advocate the value of an encounter with the objects of consequence from art’s history? Who will, with pride, meticulously build exemplary collections, ‘arks’ of knowledge, to steward subse-

quent generations of art enthusiasts along historical paths? Will responsibility for scholarly research fall de facto to commercial galleries and auction houses? Galleries are purpose-built facilities, outfitted at considerable expense with sophisticated environmental and security systems to safeguard our collections for posterity. With increasing frequency, museums forego utilizing these specialized buildings to support the functions and capacities for which they were designed. Instead, they play host to a whole new class of artworks that pose entirely different physical demands (eg. the necessity to build entirely new black box rooms customized to match the specifications of each temporary multi-media work). Problem is, if our museums don’t provide the superlative access we need to the public’s collections, then who else will they permit to provide this crucial service? Understandably, museums approve loans only to facilities capable of maintaining stringent museumstandard environments. But hey, we’ve already had to contend with the madcap plotline equivalent of the movie Freaky Friday: the Royal Ontario Museum presents the art of rising contemporary international superstar, El Anatsui, a sensation at the Venice Biennale; meanwhile, the Art Gallery of Ontario headlined King Tut. The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery recently concluded significant expansion projects. I find no fault whatsoever with the excellent programming selected for their inaugural exhibitions. However, it speaks volumes that upon these auspicious occasions no space was set aside to herald their own institutional collections: neither historical nor contemporary. As VAG lobbies for a new building, it is well to remember that the entirety of this particular shortfall won’t be rectified simply by enlarging museums. It comes down to priorities, institutional vision and choices, as the Barenaked Ladies remind: If I had a million dollars We wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner But we would eat Kraft Dinner Of course we would, we’d just eat more We need both aspects: history plus contemporary, not either/ or. The news is not all grim for enthusiasts of historical art. There is plenty to cheer about, highly notable among them: the exemplary William Perehudoff retrospective organized by the Mendel, the little gem of a show at Simon Fraser introducing Walter Tandy Murch, the 1970s conceptual art exhibition (organized by a consortium including AGA and VAG) and the forthcoming Walter Phillips project at AGA. So we don’t yet need villagers with torches to storm our museum bastions. Just drop them a note; history and collections matter.

“Too often, the gallery’s artistic treasures can only be encountered through a visit to the gift shop to peruse the collections’ guidebooks and postcard racks.”

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Jeffrey Spalding is an artist, curator, former museum director, past President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art and member of the Order of Canada.


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ALBERTA: Perception, January 22 to February 26, Newzones Gallery, Calgary

At Newzones, Dianne Bos debuts three unexpected collage/drawings of trees in Perception, a group exhibition that coincides with Exposure 2011, the Calgary/Banff Photography Festival. Bos splits her time between France and Calgary. In June 2010, she traveled to the hill town of Monte Castello di Vibio in Italy, where she often teaches pinhole photography at the art school there. She took square-format pinhole photographs of interiors, creating warm, haunting images, but she also embarked on something new. Bos returned to painting, which she studied 30 years ago at Mount Allison University. Returning to that technique, she was effectively allowing herself to be a student again, resulting in an outpouring of some 20 works on paper. In the resulting collage/drawings, Bos joins the real and the imagined, combines the languages of photography and painting, conflates notions of abstraction and representation, and conjures up subtle, magical trees. The work recalls a stop along the Silk Route, where a delicate relief carving of a mysterious tree borders the victorious image of the Sassanian king, Khosrau II. The 1500-year-old rock carving is thought to be a composite of various plants — a leaf from one tree, a branching habit from another, and sections from the imagination of the sculptor. Together, the disparate parts make up a sacred tree of life, adorning the largest grotto overlooking the reflecting pool and heralding many hybrid fantasies to come. With the aid of a handmade shoebox pinhole camera, Bos captured images that convey the texture of bark, and the calligraphic quality of old coniferous trees in a park near the villa. She collected the tip of a branch with broad leaves and a cluster of small dried poppies from the roadside to make photograms back in the darkroom. There, she used the same technique of exposing objects directly on photosensitive paper that was first used in the 19th century to make images of plant material and lace. The works invite a close look, revealing the visual game Bos set for herself, to arrange and graft the photoLeft to right: Dianne Bos, Tree and Chandelier graphic tree parts, enhance their graphic qualities — the play of dark and light, blur and focus — and envelope graft, Italy; Tree and Leaf graft, Italy; Leaves them in a painted atmosphere. Some visual stand-ins add to the fun: an upside-down chandelier becomes the Under a Negative Landscape, Italy, gesso, crown of a tree (Tree and Chandelier graft, Italy, 2010) and the linear stems ending in round seedpods make for gouache, photogram, solarized photogram, quirky roots (Leaves under a Negative Landscape, Italy, 2010). As Bos brushed on coats of chalky white gesso, pinhole photograph negative on scratching through it and staining it while it was still wet with smudges of ochre pastel, blushes of pink pigment watercolour paper, 2010. and bruises of Payne’s grey gouache, she took care to leave areas where the silvered surface of the photographic paper could glow. These works are direct responses to materials at a particular time and place. There’s a feeling that Bos was able to turn off any internal editor, forget about the frame and simply make things. You can find more art by Bos in Calgary this season. Her sumptuous, black and white silver gelatin pinhole photographs, Vache (Glorious Ariegois) and Flooded Seine, Paris, France, 2003 are on view on the second level of the Jubilee Auditorium, as part of a thoughtful new presentation from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. The winter/spring banners flanking Calgary’s bridges are also her designs — black and white double-exposures of sky, trees and water smartly mirrored, reversed and suffused with colour. — Katherine Ylitalo 24 Galleries West Spring 2011


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SHERRI CHABA ALBERTA: The Silence of Chaos, March 4 to May 15, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

The idea of previewing an installation exhibition is somewhat daunting, as the nature of installation work is that it evolves as it’s created in the gallery space. Talking with Sherri Chaba about her upcoming exhibition, although there is a very well-defined concept in place, whether it will translate as envisioned is far from sure. As Chaba sees the work, the space will be enveloped in a cocoon of thin black wires stretched from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. Perhaps it would be better described as the audience being wrapped in the dense web of wire which, given the visitor’s emotional state at the time, may feel warm and protective or claustrophobic and threatening. The wires will share the gallery space with a series of more sculptural works that have been created from found objects, mostly industrial detritus, things that take on new meanings as they’re combined or juxtaposed with other unrelated or contrasting pieces. One of the first such objects is a ”pig”, or metal ball used to clear debris from pipelines, Sherri Chaba, The Silence of Chaos, combined with an old scrub brush overseen by a watchful crow. It’s created an elegant abstract sculpinstallation view (details), 2010. tural form that does not involve such a direct narrative. One of the key elements of an installation work is the visitors’ experience of the work. Unlike other more object-based exhibitions, it’s important that the audience not remain passive. In The Silence of Chaos as in other recent works by Chaba, the audience is expected to become part of the work through the shadows cast by the wire web as they move through the space. Their participation will only be experienced by other visitors sharing the space with them. The artist’s challenge will be to ensure the lighting, which will need to be set before the wire cocoon is built, creates the desired effect in the finished installation. For the past few years, Chaba’s work has been driven by her concern for the effects of our industrial-based society on the environment. This was triggered by a pipeline that was pushed through a family property, and the landscape it destroyed. More recently, her work has also explored a post-apocalyptic world — she read Cormac McCarthy’s 2006 novel The Road. These visions of a world lost to a destructive industrial-based society are certainly not new in contemporary art, but in Chaba’s work the concept takes on a personal context through the materials she chooses, most of which come from her parents’ decades of collecting. This will be a very busy year for Chaba. Although the Art Gallery of Alberta will host perhaps the highest-profile exhibition, she has three other installations planned for Alberta public galleries in the coming months. Prior to The Silence of Chaos, her work will be seen at Harcourt House Art Centre in Edmonton from January 6 to 12, and she’ll follow up the AGA exhibition with a show at the Red Deer and District Museum from July 17 to September 25. Her final exhibition (so far) runs at the Multicultural Heritage Centre in Stony Plain from August 26 to September 21. Albertans and visitors to the province over the next nine months should take advantage of this rare opportunity to share this thought-provoking work. — Ross Bradley

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YUKON: Jennifer Crane, Mary Beth Edelson, Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler, Nate Larson, Chris Marker, Edweard Muybridge, Alain Paiement, Yvette Poorter, Charles Stankievech, Mario Villeneuve, March 23 to May 21, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse

There’s a persistent belief among cinema historians that Edweard Muybridge created the early technology for moving pictures to help a friend win a bet. The bet was about whether or not a horse picks all four hooves off the ground in a full gallop, so to prove the point, Muybridge figured out how to photograph each split-second step of a horse in movement, showing one frame of his friend’s horse, airborne. Taking the experiment further, he shot a series of frames of the horse in gallop (techniques he would later expand into groundbreaking studies of locomotion), which, seen seamlessly one after the other, produced a short film. Muybridge’s early work is the best-known example of the phenomenon that still backs the concept of the moving picture — that each film is a series of still images, assembled in sequence to suggest motion. Lance Blomgren, curator of the show Still Films at the Yukon Arts Centre, is taking that concept back to its roots, finding current examples among a handful of contemporary artists, pulling together series of photographs that tell film-like stories. Blomgren, who runs the residency program at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, began with the idea of finding narrative in photography. He had curated an earlier show at the Helen Pitt Gallery in Vancouver, about photographic techniques that created drama, and liked what he saw. “There are a lot of single images in contemporary photography,” he says. “There’s a lot of good work out there, but a lot of it also seemed really dry to me.” Blomgren wanted to spark some tension in the work he was pulling together, to find drama, suspense, and action, and it led him to the serial work in Still Films. After Muybridge (whose work is represented in this show with a still from one of his locomotion studies, Two Men Wrestling, from 1887), the split between film and still photography grew ever-wider. Blomgren thinks photography took on a stasis that’s grown more pronounced as film technology has become more sophisticated, but his own enjoyment of photography comes from being able to slow down and examine the story in each frame. Yukon artist Charles Stankievech takes this idea a step further, examining the moments in film that are between the story

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— he’s created his own film, Zeno’s Phantasies (Glenn Gould) out of the gaps between the scenes in an existing 1950s film of Glenn Gould playing the piano. It’s the only video piece in Still Films, and it underscores the narrative sense that Blomgren finds in the other works in the show. In much of the work, there is a very definite sense that the viewer can create a narrative out of each set of stills. In Yvette Poorter’s Wilderness of Elsewheres series, recurring figures are literally torn out of the each frame — the viewer can construct a story from what’s left behind, and also muse on who has disappeared. Mary Ann Edelman’s Cliff Hanger, created in 1978, is deceptively simple — an object is thrown from a cliff, and the viewer has a perspective on it from underneath. But the motion created within the frame, and the amorphous quality of the object (is it a person? A blanket? A person wrapped up in a blanket?) gives the three-frame series a weight, and instantly sparks the imagination. In Seafarers and Fishwives, by Saskatoon-based artist Jennifer Crane, the work is interactive on the most low-tech scale. The series includes a 19th-century stereopticon effect, with antique sea-related photographs, paired with the artist’s own cartes de visite, in which she has dressed in period garb. Viewers are invited to construct their own narratives in the way they order the photographs before looking. Mixing old techniques with new subjects, Crane blurs the line between truth and fiction, a note that Blomgren plays throughout the show. “These artists try to complicate the difference between fiction and documentary,” he says. “Whether the work comes from raw snapshots, or staged scenes created with actors, even the most innocent documentary picture has been edited and framed. Does this one 250th of a second represent truth?” He adds that regardless of the story behind each series, the leisure provided by still photography is difficult to resist. “This show relies on the lush seductiveness of the still photo,” he says. “It posits a way of seeing from before film and it shows that photography has a cinematic beauty. This was a chance to explore a historical antecedent, and to show contemporary artists working in that vein.” It’s true that though the film versions of Muybridge’s work are mesmerizing in their simplicity, it’s his stills that give the viewer the true sense of discovery — as if a new story has just begun. — Jill Sawyer

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What we saw at exhibitions in the West My favorite Wanda Koop paintings are acrylic landscapes of wood, 1986. Collection of the artist. imaginary places, examples of which appeared in both the WAG and the Mayberry shows. Her watery, aerial views of futuristic cities include foggily defined buildings that shimmer amidst floodwaters and lakes. She perches little urban outcroppings on stream-form spits of land in these works. The best are the mid-sized works, about three or four feet high, likely the optimum size to perfectly match the drying time of the acrylic water-based medium’s layers with the paint application time. Technically, these are complex paintings, with a layering technique not easily copied. As well, the surfaces of these landscapes are extremely delicate. I have long thought buyers should immediately put them under Plexiglas. Many viewers might not know how subtle these surfaces are, but once you do, it turns looking closely at them into an experience not unlike watching the last champagne flute being carefully put on the top of a pyramid of glasses. Sensations of fragility and luminescence dominate viewing these extraordinary things. Koop’s cities-on-the-prairie paintings would be clean, bright visions of a Modernist future if they didn’t also allude to floods, those slow, creeping natural disasters that prairie people stare down every spring. In Koop’s futuristic scenes, the floods are deliberate irritants, like the insects that crawl over fruit in Dutch still life paintings. As you might guess, I’m making the case here for Koop as a Modernist painter, an artist who believes in the future. Nobody who uses colour with the exuberance and joy of Wanda Koop can be accused of being dystopian, even if some statements put out on her behalf emphasize dark things — the dangers of surveillance culture and ecological disaster. As a person and as an artist, Koop is incapable of being pessimistic, a fact that is hardly contradicted by the occasional menacing masked hockey head, cross-haired riflescope or a single black existentialist figure. Mayberry’s Koop installation was a much more sedate affair. Mayberry is an Wanda Koop, Hockey Head from


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Wanda Koop: On the Edge of Experience, September 11 to November 21, 2010, Winnipeg Art Gallery; Wanda Koop: Paintings, October 2 to 31, 2010, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg

Wanda Koop is an important Winnipeg artist who, along with a few others in the late 1970s and early 1980s, took the unusual step of becoming an entrepreneur. From the beginning, she promoted herself as an artist through mailed proposals, a wide travel schedule, personal meetings with public and private gallery directors, and a no-nonsense attitude to the value of her art. Thirty years ago, very few avant-garde Canadian artists aside from General Idea (who were facetious about it) took the business of being an artist seriously — no doubt because of the mix of hippie hopelessness and pseudo-Marxism that saturated the art scene back then. Meanwhile, Koop’s survival — and prosperity — has inspired a generation or two of other risk-taking Winnipeg artists to bet on their own success. Winnipeg doesn’t have a set of styles that migrate down the generations, and Koop has no imitators. The city has passed down a simple work ethic that, combined with cheap studio space, keeps Winnipeg in contention as a viable Canadian visual arts centre. There’s a hankering for traditional media that makes commercial success easier, but otherwise it’s just work, work, work for Winnipeg art bees. Koop’s art was the deserving subject of two fall shows — a major traveling retrospective at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), which was memorably closed down by the police on opening night because of overcrowding, and a tighter, smaller show at Mayberry Fine Art, her local dealer. There’s not enough space here to address the years of work sampled in these exhibitions or give details about the innumerable subjects Koop has taken up since the beginning of her career — hockey, airplanes, cherries, gorillas, and babies, to name just a few. 30 Galleries West Spring 2011

Anne Siems: Wolpertinger & Other Creatures, November 10 to December 5, 2010, Jacana Gallery, Vancouver. Reviewed by Helena Wadsley.

Quirky might be an understatement for Seattle-based artist Anne Siems’ paintings of forest animals. Rabbits, owls, foxes and fawns sit upright and alert, dressed in lace collars and weighty stone pendants. Although the setting is the pastoral forest of 16th-century European paintings, these creatures look out of place, dressed in accessories we associate with culture and refinement. Without the addition of visual cues that might refer to a fable, the incongruity of subject and context limits the narrative or symbolic significance. Find the complete review online at

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REVIEWS Influenced by the work of Japanese artist Hokusai (1760-1849), paintings that 2007. catalogued both the natural and fantastical worlds, Tsui’s drawings borrow Hokusai’s gestural style. In Mantis Prey, Tsui incorporates two Hokusai heads collaged onto bent bodies — the female transforms into the head of a praying mantis - it could be either a hybrid creature or a metamorphosis, the mongrel that Tsui sees himself to be as he shifts between cultures. While his intention may have been to integrate classical styles with contemporary manga, the contemporary style is subordinate to Tsui’s strong attraction to the graceful lines of Hokusai’s drawings in this show. The exhibition included five paintings done directly on the wall — Tsui painted onto mulberry paper attached to the wall, which allowed the paint to seep through before the paper was pulled off. It resulted in ghostly renderings, faintly recognizable as floating heads. “Metaphorically, the ‘life’ of the drawing is transferred onto the wall,” Tsui says, “while the crumpled and torn paper alludes to a lifeless body.” The painting process is interesting, but the images lack the visual punch of his drawings. Of Manga + Mongrels includes three small-scale figurative drawings which allude to 16th to 18th century Japanese Shunga paintings. Erotic paintings in the reflective style of “ukiyo-e” are like Rorschach ink blots, though the imagery is not so incidental. Tsui’s Bat Pool resembles two figures wearing only sanitary masks, Howie Tsui, Bat Pool, ink,

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Edwardian townhouse gallery that might remind art travelers of an uptown New York gallery like Richard L. Feigen & Co. If the WAG provides the stadium version of Koop, Mayberry gives us a private, more domestic view, one that includes a beautiful limited-edition book of canvas print reproductions of fanciful buildings called Expovilion, and much else. The contrast between the shows highlights Koop as a telling example of both the heights and limits of stardom in contemporary Canadian art. The critical acclaim has always been there for her, albeit with some naysayers. We’re used to solid critical reputations in our senior contemporary artists, but Koop’s commercial success is unusual. The scale of many of her works, which fit comfortably in a major museum space but must be shoe-horned into most commercial galleries, is a telling reminder that Koop’s ambition is still rare in a Canadian artist. — Cliff Eyland Howie Tsui: Of Manga + Mongrels, July 17 to August 7, 2010, Gallery Jones, Vancouver

Much of Howie Tsui’s work is about personal cultural assimilation. Originally from Hong Kong but now based in Ottawa, his drawings — piled with scarred dog remains and fish heads — have a sense of metamorphosis and transformation. Dan Hudson: News, Weather & Sports, September 10, 2010 to January 22, 2011, The Art Gallery of Calgary. Reviewed by Richard White.

The room in the Art Gallery of Calgary’s Media Gallery is dark, the music is brooding, the walls are a rich burgundy red. There’s a leather couch and two chairs, and a large flat-screen television with a gilded frame around it on the wall. In some ways, the room has the calming effect of a yoga studio. In other ways it’s like a salon room from a European museum. Either way, the ambience is one of contemplation perfect for Dan Hudson’s video installation, News, Weather, & Sports, which documents a year in the life of a public park in the mountains. Find the complete review online at 32 Galleries West Spring 2011

Neil McClelland,Cracked, oil on huddled in a black pool formed in the canvas, 2009-2010, 30” x 48” cranium of a tusked bat. For the artist, “the saccharine figures in sinister contexts are ostensibly horrific but have beauty, love and lust embedded within.” Tsui’s rite of passage in this show has resulted in fascinating images, and though compelling and disturbing, they leave the viewer wanting to see how these ‘mongrels’ will get along as his work evolves in the future. — Helena Wadsley

Neil McClelland: Smile As You Go By, October 14 to November 13, 2010, Harcourt House Arts Centre, Edmonton

At first glance, it could be a nostalgic walk down memory lane — for many people who grew up in the 50s and 60s, it will indeed bring back memories of a much less complicated time, when kids read comic books instead of texting while mom prepared dinner on the classic Coleman camp stove. The underlying theme of Neil McClelland’s exhibition, Smile As you Go By is based on his youth in the picturesque Gatineau Hills on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River. Family is obviously an important part of this story, but on closer inspection, it’s not necessarily the primary focus of the show. McClelland, who moved to Alberta in 1997, has spent the last year as artistin-residence at Harcourt House Arts Centre, an artist-run gallery and studio facility near downtown Edmonton. “This show is, in a way, all about me,” he says. “But not just about me. The exhibition brings together a new series of larger paintings

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REVIEWS based on family slides and an earlier, but expanded installation in which I appropriated my mother’s wall of family photographs by creating photo-sized paintings on Mylar. My term as artist-in-residence has provided me the opportunity to explore further the connection between art and personal narrative.” Fortunately, this exploration puts the emphasis on the “art.” Even in the salonstyle family photo gallery, where the artist superimposed Mylar sheets over the original photos and reinterpreted the images as small oil paintings, there are some striking portraits and genre scenes. An image of dad on his Ski-doo flying out of the picture plane demonstrates the often-lost potential of the family photograph as a relevant art form. On the larger canvases, McClelland imposes his own aesthetic on the source photographs. Based on digitized slides of family camping vacations, he’s reduced his palette to a minimum to capture the visual effect of the source material. He also incorporates the black cropping marks from the original images which impose an interesting, if not always effective, formalist element. Much more effective is the artist’s application of paint which, although relatively flat, captures both the atmospheric conditions as well as the effects of age on the photographs, and the memory of the artist. The title of the exhibition — and the title work — comes from a slide of a Supertest community service station with a sign in the window which reads, “If you can’t stop, smile as you go by.” This is one of the more direct narratives that sets the tone for the collection, but doesn’t push the creative potential as much as in a work like A Hundred Yellow Mornings, where the artist as youthful protagonist appears as winged Cupid or Mercury, wings created by the image of the camp chair behind him. Similarly, the portrait Drift blends the figure emerging from the left edge of the canvas into a misty landscape, more reminiscent of formalist Colour Field paintings. Throughout the collection, there is an interesting combination of compositional elements and genre subjects reminiscent of impressionist painters like Degas and Renoir, with figures cut off by the black frames or simply by the edge of the canvas. The straight landscape pieces also employ this aesthetic, with brushwork and palette evoking the atmosphere and light of eastern Canada in contrast to the open skies of the prairies. Although there is certainly sentimentality to some of the work, this show offers much more than just a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. — Ross Bradley Greg Edmonson: Fluxation, November 25 to December 24, 2010, The Weiss Gallery, Calgary

Greg Edmonson’s exhibition covers a lot of territory — from landscape to portrait, still life to narrative. His signature landscape paintings, with their consistent 2/3 sky: 1/3 ground ratio dominate the gallery’s lobby. Big Sky exudes a sense of the wind’s strength and the energy of endless cloud formations, while the ground

seems calmer, layered over with drips and Greg Edmonson, Crash #1, oil on canvas, 2010, 51" x 72". splashes. The painting portrays a sense of the energy, turmoil and constant change that exists in the natural world. Crash #1 and Crash #2 are more representational and narrative, less abstract. Both reference the 1937 crash of the Hindenberg airship, one showing it attempting to dock; the other showing the ship hitting the ground. In each painting, the artist captures the tremendous flash of light as the airship explodes and burns up. Both paintings also include minute, seemingly insignificant humans depicted as single paint strokes in the vast landscape. In both works, they appear as a small group passively watching. Are they insignificant spectators or voyeurs? Who can resist stopping to look at a crash? Most of the 24 other canvases in Fluxation lack the drama and intensity that make the first three compelling. The Silent Flyer Series depicts a generic airship floating in an abstract ambiguous space, bathed in halo — too still and silent to engage the viewer. Other landscape paintings — including Cross Winds and Cavern — don’t have the impact of Big Sky. Portraits and still life paintings continue Edmonson’s previous series, but are out of place in the context of the exhibition’s focus — though the gallery’s walls are divided up into several small distinct rooms and his different series are hung separately in mini exhibitions. — Richard White Emily’s Revenge, October 1 to 31, 2010, Mercurio Gallery, Victoria

The exhibition, Emily’s Revenge, has a complex history. It was supposed to focus on modernist women artists from the generation or two after Emily Carr — Ina Uhthoff , Molly Privett, Margaret Peterson, Myfanwy Pavelic, Pat Martin Bates and Elza Mayhew. But art by these women is so difficult to find that gallery owner and collector Kym Hill decided to include modernist works of the same period by Herbert Siebner, Maxwell Bates, Alex Lavdovsky, Robert Ciccimarra, Colin Graham, Bill West, Fleming Jorgensen and Michael Morris. Most of the drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures in the exhibition are from the 1960s, the decade Hill describes as the pinnacle of modernist art in Victoria. Because Hill’s collection is extensive and varied, the exhibition changed almost daily. Week one focused on Siebner and Maxwell Bates, week two on Privett and Peterson, week three on Graham and Morris and week four on Jorgensen and Uhthoff. Margaret Peterson (1902 - 1997), The exhibition title functions on Untitled (c.1962), tempera on many levels. Carr refused to follow watercolour paper, from Emily’s the plein-air sketching and Sunday Revenge. afternoon painting traditions that 34 Galleries West Spring 2011

REVIEWS dominated the Victoria art scene during her lifetime. The work in this exhibition showcases the work of the few Victoria artists who, during the 1960s, tried to drag the city into the 20th century. The title is also a response to the recent unveiling of a rather sentimental statue of Emily Carr in downtown Victoria. During her lifetime, Carr received little support from the local art community, the government or the public. For much of her life, she was the only modernist on Vancouver Island. She had to wait to be ‘discovered’ by the Group of Seven and Eric Brown, director of the National Gallery of Canada in 1928, before she was reluctantly acknowledged by Victorians. I think Carr would have sharp words to say about this statue. Molly Privett’s Dusk conjures up the innocence of modernist painting before World War II, but it rejects the sentimental. The work is divided into four unequal quadrants, each a semi-abstract vignette of an anonymous city’s architecture, hidden by evening shadows. Painted with rich earth colours, Privett’s architectural abstraction suggests both Stuart Davis’s whimsical city deconstructions, and the sense of alienation and loneliness that pervades Edward Hopper’s paintings. This is not a pretty and sentimental tourist cityscape by a ‘lady artist.’ An untitled tempera on paper by Margaret Peterson is more enthusiastic about life. The drawing, in earthy red, yellow and black, suggests a frieze of ancient x-ray-style Australian Aboriginal pictographs. The transparent schematic stick figures, open and closed circles and zigzagging patterns floating in a red atmosphere, speak of an ancient narrative that nobody knows how to read anymore. At the same time, the painting conveys Peterson’s empathy with the New York School’s pursuit of the ‘primitive’ symbol, as seen in the early abstract paintings of Adolph Gottleib. Richard Ciccimarra’s Solitary Figure is typical of the artist’s pessimistic view of life — a little drawing made with charcoal and watercolour or sepia ink washes. It shows a forlorn schematized man standing in the left foreground of an empty landscape. The figure is motionless and slightly slumped, the face oriented to the right. The figure is a disembodied silhouette evoking alienation and apathy, and the horizontal charcoal contours that pass right through the figure accentuate the figure’s existential emptiness. Despite this anatomy of melancholy, the drawing is beautiful, and a timely reminder that modern life, especially for the serious artist, is not cozy and warm. The exhibition offered collectors, curators, and art students an intimate insight into modernist practice among the few serious artists residing in Victoria since Emily Carr’s important and still controversial contributions to visual culture in the city. — Brian Grison

Pushing the Edge, Diane Farris Gallery, September 2 to October 2, 2010. Reviewed by Helena Wadsley

Painting is a well-mapped terrain — we’ve reached an era where it seems as if everything within the medium has been done. In this climate, painters strive to create their own visual languages, and Pushing the Edge, the title of a three-person painting exhibition at the Diane Farris Gallery, suggests that the works of Fiona Ackerman, Nick Lepard and Wil Murray take painting into unexplored territories. Delving into the work and the artists’ intentions however, I found that they were using the structures of portraiture and landscape as a means to create paintings less about representation and more about the manipulation of paint while remaining within its boundaries. Find the complete review online at


New Members New Work February 2 to March 27, 2011 Opening reception: Sunday, February 6, 2011 1:30 to 3:30 pm Barbara Shore Mystery Beach 30" x 40" oil on canvas

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The Alberta Society of Artists presents An Open Juried Exhibition

“The Forest Show”

honouring the International Year of the Forest in 2011 exhibitions in 2011: Hinton Public Library January 3 to 31 Edson Public Library February 2 to March 15

Edmonton Mc Mullen Gallery March 19 to May 22

Calgary Leighton Centre June 4 to July 9

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WINNIPEG’S NEW VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY The words “encounter narrative” carry considerable weight. Used to describe the moment when cultures and civilizations meet for the first time, they suggest a debarkation point, a view into the unknown — think of Christopher Columbus setting sail on his voyage half a millenium ago. Curators of Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years are potentially distilling the work of more than 30 widely disparate contemporary Aboriginal artists into an encounter with this particular point in time — reflecting on five centuries backwards and forwards. It will be the largest exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art ever held. The curators have asked artists — invited from around the world to this show in Winnipeg — to consider the past and predict the future, taking into account the moment of discovery between native and non-native cultures, and looking forward through prophecy and potential apocalypse to answer the question ‘Where are we all headed?’ It’s fitting that this particular exhibition is happening in Winnipeg. The nominal “centre” of the country, the city has long been a champion of a wide range of contemporary Aboriginal art, and Close Encounters was chosen as one of the premier events celebrating the city’s designation as Cultural Capital of Canada. It brings together four curators from across Canada, including Candice Hopkins, former exhibition director at Vancouver’s Western Front, and currently Sobey Curatorial Resident, Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada, and Steven Loft, former director of the Urban Shaman gallery in Winnipeg, and the first Curator-in-Residence, Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada. Jenny Western is a curator, writer, and teacher in Winnipeg, former curator of contemporary / Aboriginal art at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon, and Aboriginal curator in residence at Winnipeg’s Plug In ICA and Urban Shaman. Lee-Ann Martin is curator of contemporary Canadian Aboriginal art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, and former head curator at Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery. Presented by the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 organization and the Winnipeg Arts Council, the show has a primary exhibition space on Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg. Close Encounters will also be found at venues and galleries across the city, including partner galleries Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Manitoba Museum, Manitoba Hydro headquarters, Urban Shaman, and others.

Opposite: Marja Helander (Finland), Mount Annivaara Utsjoki, c-print, 2002. Above: KC Adams (Canada), Circuit City II, digital print, 2010, 20" x 20", collection of the artist.

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Top right: Doug Smarch Jr. (Canada), Lucinations, installation, 2004. Photo courtesy of the artist. Right: Reuben Paterson (New Zealand), Te Putahitanga o Rehua, screenprint with glitterdust on paper, 2005. Opposite: Postcommodity (USA), Mother, Teacher, Destroyer, (detail), installation, 2010.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: THE NEXT 500 YEARS International Exhibition of Contemporary Indigenous Art January 22 to May 11 Venues and Artists: Main Exhibition site at 109 Pacific Avenue

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art

The Winnipeg Art Gallery

Mary Anne Barkhouse

Wally Dion

Maria Theresa Alves

Michael Belmore

Jimmie Durham

Shuvinai Ashoona

Colleen Cutshall

Skawennati Tricia Fragnito

Faye Heavyshield

James Luna

Brett Graham

Tracey Moffatt

Fiona Pardington

Marja Helander

Archer Pechawis

Reuben Patterson

Jonathan Jones

Pudlo Pudlat


Brian Jungen

Simma Paul-Anders

Doug Smarch Jr.

Kent Monkman

Marie Watt

Edward Poitras

Lawrence Paul

Lisa Reihana


Christian Thompson

KC Adams

The Manitoba Museum

Linus Woods

Manitoba Hydro head office Postcommodity

Rosalie Favell

Parallel programming will be on at venues including Urban Shaman, Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Gallery 1C03, La Maison des artiste visuals francophones, North End Arts Centre, and Graffiti Art Programming. All events and programming are related to celebration of Winnipeg: Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 38 Galleries West Spring 2011

The show brings together work by artists from across Canada, including new commissioned work by Rebecca Belmore, Edward Poitras, Faye Heavyshield, and Kent Monkman. They’ll show alongside work by artists from Europe, the U.S., South America, Australia, and New Zealand. They each bring both personal and cultural perspectives to expressions of the past, and inventions of the future. “Encounters today are less a ‘shock of the new’ that defined first encounters in the early modern era,” the curators write. “Rather they are about possibilities of positive outcomes for the future.” Some of the show’s artists are working with the lasting repercussions of that shock, and the conflict and advancing settlement that followed — K.C. Adams’ new series Circuit City is made up of aerial photographs that show endless loops of suburban housing eating up the land. Find a similar idea in Finnish artist Marja Helander’s image of a figure in traditional Laplander dress walking on an expanse of snow, framed in electrical wires. Artists have also brought the theme of the conflict that comes out of encounters, and cultures’ attempts to repel the advancement. Mary Anne Barkhouse’s signature animal figures become The Four Horses of the Apocalypse – restored mechanical toy horses of the type that used to be set up outside grocery stores, each one wearing custom regalia. Postcommodity’s Repellent Eye is an installation of a 10-foot-diameter “scary eye” balloon — expanding the concept of the scarecrow to much larger proportions. At its foundation, Close Encounters is an opportunity to showcase artists among the best working in contemporary art in Canada today, representing a wide range of cultures and aesthetics, from the large-scale portraits of Wally Dion to the intricate, coloured-pencil life scenes of Pudlo Pudlat, to the shape-shifting magic of paintings by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Musing on the confluence of histories, cultures, tensions, and portraits that have been brought together, the curators write “Close Encounters presents international Indigenous perspectives in a city that in many ways also epitomizes the future of Aboriginal people in Canada.”

UP CLOSE WITH STEVEN LOFT One of four curators chosen to create Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, Steven Loft, is a writer, curator, and media artist of Mohawk / Jewish descent. Previously director of the Urban Shaman Gallery, an Aboriginal artist-run centre in Winnipeg, he recently completed a subsequent two-year position as the first curator-in-residence of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada. He corresponded with Galleries West’s Marlene Milne in late November. Marlene Milne: Before we get to the exhibition itself, I’m curious about the team that put it together. The curatorial collective: Jenny Western from Manitoba, Candice Hopkins from British Columbia, and Lee-Ann Martin and you from Ontario, obviously reflects a wide range of expertise in writing, speaking, curating, and organizing. How were the team members chosen? Steven Loft: Anthony Kiendl, the Director/Curator of Plug-In ICA chose the four of us. MM: This exhibition encompasses continents, includes generations, and, for many viewers, possibly redefines Indigenous art. There’s a widely talented field to choose from. Explain how your curatorial collective chose the artists. SL: There are so many amazing Indigenous artists practicing today. Trying to put together a representative sample, even in an exhibition this large would be impossible. So, we tried to reflect a sense of the work that is going on in several countries, while sticking to our curatorial premise. We also wanted to introduce Canadian audiences to some artists they’ve never seen before, as well as including many well-known Canadian Aboriginal artists.

MM: The title Close Encounters likely triggers ideas of the future, but the use of “Next” places the exhibition firmly in both the present and the past, and “500 Years” makes me think immediately of Columbus and Carl Beam. How did the title evolve? Am I reading too much into this, or is it a buried layer? SL: It is definitely a thematic that is tied to the idea of future. But it speaks to cosmologies that do not see “progress” as a linear narrative, but one that encompasses what was, what is, and what will be. Different epistemologies that are tied up in ancient teachings as well as current scholarship, customary practice as well as contemporary aesthetics, communal histories and fractured histories. It’s living cultures, not frozen in time, but vibrant, dynamic, and also dealing with, and through, the violence, deceptions and the horrendous genocides perpetrated upon them. MM: In promoting this show, the Winnipeg Arts Council describes the city’s ‘myriad histories, trajectories, tensions, collisions and self-images’, and at the recent opening of the Plug In our former Governor General, Michaëlle Jean, remarked “Winnipeg is so edgy”. Having lived and worked here, what is in the cultural dynamic about this city that invites a watershed exhibition such as this one? SL: Winnipeg IS edgy. And it has an amazing art scene, that includes a strong Aboriginal presence. And, its history, and its present are inextricably linked to the large, and growing Aboriginal population here. What better place? MM: You have all put together an exhibition that has, a multiple perspective: physically, conceptually, geographically, technically and historically. Around Galleries West Spring 2011 39

Top: Mary Anne Barkhouse (Canada), The Four Horses of the Apocalypse and the Donkey of Eternal Salvation, (detail), installation, 2008. Right: Pudlo Pudlat (Canada) Aeroplane, stonecut, stencil on paper, ed. 50/50, 1976. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

half of the participants in this show are Indigenous Canadian artists. Many works address reclamation of narratives, bodies, and identities. Is this part of the journey to a new way of thinking about the whole fabric of contemporary Canadian art? SL: As Indigenous curators, theorists and art historians, our function lies in creating a nexus for critical discussions of indigenous visual and material culture, identifying the place of historical and contemporary Indigenous artistic production in defining Indigenous presence socially, politically and culturally that take into account differing forms, aesthetic processes, cultural symbologies and histories. It rejects the categorizing of indigenous art in catch-all western canons and breaks down the false boundaries that have been created by so-called experts. As we develop a new language of art history that is located in indigenous cultures, we must create radical, critical and culturally dynamic discourses that respond to, and engage with, an Indigenous cultural sovereignty. In any ways, Manitoba and specifically Winnipeg have been a part of that movement for quite a while. Because of the large Aboriginal population, the dynamic and inclusive arts scene, and the presence of organizations like Urban Shaman, Red Roots Theatre, the arts program at Brandon University, the Wah- Sa Gallery, NSI radio and many others, Indigenous culture is always present here. MM: In the majority of works the form, media, and process intersect, whether the artist is from Canada, the U.S., South America, Australia, Finland, or New Zealand. Installation, site-specific, photography, film and video, performance, 40 Galleries West Spring 2011

and mixed media predominate. Aesthetically, there is often a blurring of definitions, memory as palimpsest, eclecticism, and also deft finesses of hierarchies, categorizations, and acquisitiveness. Where did this global synchronicity emerge? SL: I’m not sure we’ve really examined whether there is or not. As this will be the largest international exhibition of Indigenous contemporary art ever held, it will give viewers a chance to look for those kinds of connections. Certainly there is an Indigenous aesthetic sensibility and an art historical trajectory that is specific to Indigenous artists, and exhibitions like this one can help us explore that. MM: During the recent and related symposium “My City’s Still Breathing”, I attended multi-disciplinary artist and Cultural Ambassador Dominique Rey’s workshop on “slowness”. Maori artist Lisa Reihana also uses that concept in her work for Close Encounters, connecting her past with an imagined future. Do the artists in this show subliminally, slyly, humorously, and subversively invite the viewer or participant to consider or reflect more about what we see, and thus invite us into a worldview more consistent with an Indigenous perspective? SL: Many do, although we must be careful about generalizing. However, you’ve definitely identified an aspect of many Indigenous artists’ work. “Subliminally, slyly, humorously” …artistic production by Indigenous artists is transformative and transformational; a shape shifter. It is an act of proprietary self-definition and cultural self determination that boldly asserts “this is who we are!” It really is some of the most exciting art being made in the world today.



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Shawn Shepherd and Mary Patterson opened the Polychrome Fine Art gallery in Victoria in June 2009. Though the recession was having a heavy impact on art sales worldwide, the entrepreneurial young couple saw an opportunity to realize their long-standing ambition to open a gallery. Benefitting from the large number of vacancies in the city, and from stock-market-wary collectors with a new appreciation for things tangible, the gallery has quickly become an important centre for young contemporary artists and art buyers. “It was time to take things to another level,” says Shepherd. “There comes a time when your ideas are bigger than your pocketbook. So how do you get to those ideas?” The gallery is an ambitious leap in Shepherd’s own expanding art practice. A multidisciplinary artist, Shepherd’s interests range from painting to printmaking, from sculpture to installation, from a solo studio practice to part-time graphic designer, to artist-book publisher. Propelled by a vision to create a non-elitist space for contemporary art in Victoria, the gallery is already exceeding Shepherd and Patterson’s expectations. “We were prepared for months of paying out of our own pockets,” Shepherd says. “But the gallery supports itself.” Polychrome’s ability to stay afloat in difficult times is a Galleries West Spring 2011 43


testament to the maturing of the visual arts in Victoria, and it’s far from an isolated example. Take a snapshot of Victoria in 2011, and you’ll see a city on the threshold of discovering the true potential of contemporary art. For initiates, Victoria has long been a powerhouse for contemporary Canadian sculpture, the home of artists such as Mowry Baden and Daniel Laskarin, but the majority of the city’s galleries have tended to cater to the tastes of a more conservative audience. “When I arrived in 1989 there was very little going on,” says Robert Youds, professor of Painting at the University of Victoria. Youds has witnessed a slow but steady growth of contemporary art in Victoria, as more artists, often attracted by UVic’s reputation for studio art, have settled in the city. Victoria’s climate and liveability have also drawn world-class collectors. Jon Tupper, director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, notes it’s not uncommon to visit households with Riopelles or Jack Bush paintings on the walls. Some of those collectors are now looking at the art of their adopted city with the same discerning eye. Youds warns that for most artists the city presents limited opportunities. For young artists in particular it’s a difficult place to build a reputation. “You have to get out somehow, have gallery representation or be showing elsewhere.” 44 Galleries West Spring 2011

But for some, Victoria provides an ideal opportunity to make a real impact. A series of exhibitions organized by Luke Ramsey and Harley Smart beginning in 2004 brought a new sense of excitement and possibility to the city, getting artists out of their studios to collaborate and exhibit together. Influenced by Victoria’s 90s punk revival scene, Ramsey and Smart brought a fresh energy and DIY attitude to art-making. They jump-started a loose movement, often called the “Party Art” scene for its exuberant openings. They emphasized working collectively, and brought together artists from all disciplines — graffiti and installation artists, sculptors, painters, printmakers and teens interested in doodle art. “There’s usually so much ego in art-making,” says Kirsten Wright, director of Gallery Boucherat, a space closely connected to the then-fledgling scene. “What was special here was that artists were willing to give up creative control.” Those days also gave Ramsey’s own art practice a collaborative boost. He now runs an artists’ residency on Pender Island, where he invites artists to work on joint projects. This success has been accompanied by a growing list of international exhibitions and collaborative projects. The mid-2000’s in Victoria were fundamental to


Ramsey’s development. “I feel like that’s when the ball started rolling.” What spurs artists to go out on a limb and create something larger than themselves is often the very constraints that limit others. The Vancouver Island School of Art began with artist Wendy Welch’s search for a studio that could adequately house her large-scale installations. “I found a really great studio space on John Street and I thought, ‘I can’t afford the rent so I’ll start a school.’” Six years later, VISA is Victoria’s largest independent art school with over a dozen faculty, and courses that range from introductory drawing to curatorial studies. “The thing about Victoria,” Welch says, “is that there is room for the pioneering spirit.” Looking back on the city when she arrived 16 years ago, she sees tremendous changes, from an art scene that was closed and cliquish with little activity to one enriched by all sorts of artistic endeavours. “It took me five years to meet another artist in the city,” she remembers. Welch now sees the main challenge as converting the often-conservative tastes of Victorians into an appetite for contemporary art. “One of the things I feel we are doing at the school is creating an audience for art.” The pioneering spirit of Victoria’s artists has been

evident since at least the late 60s. Xchanges Gallery and Studios has been incubating local talent since 1967, and Open Space has been a torch-bearer for experimental and multidisciplinary art since 1972. Recent years have seen more artist-run and commercial gallery spaces flourish — Deluge Contemporary Art, The Ministry of Casual Living, Fifty-Fifty Arts Collective, Gallery Boucherat, the Collective Works Gallery, Polychrome Fine Arts, Olio Printmakers and Workers Collective, Luz Gallery. Each brings a different perspective on art-making, and invites new audiences to appreciate the challenges and rewards of contemporary art. “We didn’t want people to stand at the door and be afraid to come in,” Shepherd says of his gallery. He recalls his first experience with art shortly after his arrival in Victoria 20 years ago, peering into the window of a small gallery run by Luis Merino and his wife Sandra. “It was the middle of winter. It was grey and dreary and dark and I didn’t know anyone and I would just stand there and look in. It was just this beautiful, warm, colourful little room.” Stepping through those doors marked the beginning of a journey that has put art, exploration and creativity at the centre of his life. He hopes to do the same for the city he loves. Galleries West Spring 2011 45



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Running diagonally across the Vancouver landscape, like a gash cutting through the orderly street grids that surround it, is Kingsway, one of the city’s major thoroughfares. Long the butt of urban planning jokes for its unruly commercial development, this ethnic, blue-collar neighbourhood was where conceptual artist Ken Lum spent many of his formative years. The liveliness of the place, reflecting the aesthetics of its mishmash of immigrant shopkeepers, continues to inspire his art practice of more than 30 years. And it’s reflected in a major retrospective of this work that opens at the Vancouver Art Gallery on February 12. When Lum re-located to the area with his family in the 1960s, it was actually a step up in living standards. “I initially lived in [Vancouver’s] Strathcona neighbourhood,” he says. “It was also a multi-cultural place then, with Italians, Greeks, Portuguese, and Eastern Europeans mingling with Chinese, Japanese and First Nations. My mom hardly spoke a word of English and worked in a sweatshop. “I used to watch her trying to communicate with others who didn’t speak




OPPOSITE TOP: Ken Lum, Phew, I’m Tired, chromogenic print, aluminum, enamel, Sintra, 1994. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Acquisition Fund. OPPOSITE LOWER: Ken Lum, House of Realization, 2007, installation with one way mirror and text, 2007. Collection of the artist; THIS PAGE: The artist Ken Lum.

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TOP: Ken Lum, Red Circle, fabric, wood, 1986. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Acquisition Fund. ABOVE: Ken Lum, Palace Shoes, lacquer, acrylic sheet, aluminum, 2007. Collection of the artist.

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English very well either, yet somehow they managed to communicate. It fascinated me to observe how language and identity worked. The trauma of penury was also deeply inscribed in me. Eventually, we advanced a bit economically and moved to Kingsway and Knight, which was more labour union-oriented and wealthier than Strathcona.” Lum became friends with a next-door neighbour who was a professional sign-maker, working for many of the mom-and-pop businesses that operated on Kingsway, and he took on part-time work with him. It was a craft he used in other areas of his life. “I was always painting signs and making high school posters,” he says. “I designed my class yearbook cover. The work bore a proximity to art, although I didn’t know anything about contemporary art at the time. But I always had the desire to create things with my hands.” If Lum’s predilection for art was growing, so were his aspirations to advance beyond his working-class background. “I wanted to propel my mother and father out of poverty,” he recalls. “I remember saying to my mother, at the age of six, that one day I would bring them the better things in life.” At the beginning of his career, the need to get ahead materially took precedence over his creative urges. He graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1980 with a science degree and began working at a pest control laboratory in Cloverdale. Though he did well, his growing discontent became too hard to ignore. “I made a lot of money there but I wasn’t happy in my job. One day the guy running the lab said to me that in a few years, the lab was going to be mine. That terrified me. I didn’t want that lab. So I decided to do something about it.” Lum enrolled in an adult contemporary art evening class. The instructor was Jeff Wall. “Jeff was a novice teacher at that time. It was through him I met other artists like Ian Wallace and Rodney Graham. They introduced me to contemporary art. I was hostile towards it at first, and thought it was phony and pretentious. It challenged so many of my pre-conceptions. But the more I studied it, the more I began

to feel free. It was an intangible I couldn’t put my finger on. I realized that I found this art exciting. It had lots of possibilities.” Lum moved to New York to study in the Master of Arts program at New York University, and in 1985 returned to Vancouver to complete a Master of Fine Arts at the University of British Columbia. Throughout this period he produced art, using the influence of his upbringing in poor, ethnic areas as well and his fascination with language and identity. Some of Lum’s earliest pieces were part of the Portrait Logos series — photographic works that combined faux personal logos with the type of commercial photography techniques common among family portrait photographers. Grant Arnold, curator of the VAG retrospective, describes the effect. “The logos were the kind normally associated with corporate entities, not with individuals,” he says. “They led viewers to imbue certain characteristics upon the individual.” At the time, Lum was also making his series Furniture Sculptures, often made out of rented furniture pieces that also played off the domestic environment. “Both the photographic portraits and the sculptures referenced items from the domestic environment,” Arnold reflects. “Key to all the sculptural pieces is that access is blocked. You can never actually get into the central area of the structure and sit on the furniture. This refers partly to consumer culture, the idea of home decoration and how we define ourselves through the things we purchase and put into our homes. It also refers to ideas of how the role of the nuclear family is sometimes exclusive of others and that the consumer ideals of the home, held out in catalogues and advertising literature, are often unattainable.” Lum’s Language Paintings and Image Text works also have a direct connection to the teeming commercialism of the Kingsway. “The Language Paintings often have exuberant images with letters that are completely nonsensical, they don’t form words,” Arnold says. “There’s a kind of recognizable syntax in them that’s taken from the world of advertising and posters. This engages the viewer with a sense of familiarity in the graphic character of the painting, but you can’t make any sense of the words. Ultimately you get lost.” In an essay written for Lum’s exhibition at the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery in 2000, author and poet Michael Turner says, “Language Paintings were no doubt influenced by the eight miles of commercial signage that line Vancouver’s oldest, longest and most-maligned thoroughfare: the multi-cultural, working-class Kingsway. After Lum and his family left Strathcona’s Chinatown, Kingsway became both their shopping district and cultural main drag...It was up to him to negotiate a world where photography studios share awnings with Pho Huts, where hardware stores and religious shops split the cost of a backlit three colour sign.” Lum’s well-formed sense of humour and irony are easily found in his work. Turner says that growing up in not-so-well-to-do circumstances in East Vancouver is key to this aspect of Lum’s work. “Ken is an expert on humour — humour being a way to extricate oneself from life’s sticky situations, where something as benign as walking to the corner store with your allowance is akin to working for Brinks, but without the armoured car.” Taken as a group, Lum’s association with Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Rodney Graham and later Roy Arden and Stan Douglas, was eventually to become known as the Vancouver school. It was not a name the artists gave to themselves (a curator did and the name stuck) however Lum recognizes the significance of their relationship. “We didn’t formally create art together, but we knew each other and were influenced by each other. In the classic Greek sense of a philosophical school, we did share an attitude and exchange ideas.” Vancouver as a subject is one of the main connections between the group members, one that Lum acknowledges. “It is important to theorize the place we come from,” says Lum. “That’s the context we know best. The interesting thing about art is that when you do it, you don’t realize until it’s done, how much the result is a function of how much it expresses the terms that generate it.”

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ABOVE: Ken Lum, We’ll see who gets the last laugh, two mirrors mounted on coloured aluminum frame, 2002. Courtesy of Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris. BELOW: Ken Lum, Hanoi Travel, Plexiglas, powder coated aluminum, enamel, glue, plastic letters, 2000. Collection of Lothar Albrecht Galerie, Frankfurt and Private Collection, Japan.

Ken Lum is on at the Vancouver Art Gallery February 12 to September 25.

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It takes a certain kind of sanity — or maybe insanity — to adopt the theme of golf as a subject matter. In the category of ‘minor’ subjects, there has always been a place in art for flowers, dogs, horses and the like, but golf? Does it even qualify? Let alone as a serious subject for someone with an M.A.? It did, at one point, for Billy McCarroll, a painter, printmaker and now Professor Emeritus at the University of Lethbridge. This spring at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 40 years of diverse and sometimes irreverent art-making by McCarroll is on display in How to Play a Winning Game Your Natural Way: A Survey 1971-2011. It will include what are now those iconic images of player, tee and fairway. “The world of golf is used to satirize the hype and competition that turns the modern art scene into no more than a game,” said one reviewer. That was more than 25 years ago, when the illustrations and self-help tips gleaned from a 1953 paperback edition of pro golfer Sam Snead’s how-to, Natural Golf: How to Play a Winning Game YOUR Natural Way, set the artist on a new creative adventure. If Sam Snead is an unknown relic to a younger audience today, they still might recognize something familiar in his presentation — his perennially tilted fedora, and retro-stylish links attire. The golfing legend was no sluff, in life, or in McCarroll’s artwork.

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From left to right: Billy McCarroll, Red, White & Blue Pin, acrylic on canvas, 2001, 36" X 36". Billy McCarroll and Jeffrey Spalding, who is writing for the catalogue for McCarroll’s SAAG show. Billy McCarroll, Slant II Black in Orange, acrylic on board, 2010, 30" X 30".

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But, as the artist reminds me, context is everything — explaining that when his golf-themed works surfaced in 1983, Neo-Expressionism and its brasher painting styles were dominating the headlines of the art world. Provoked by the shift from abstraction to a more edgy and expressive figurative art, McCarroll wondered “how can we make an angst-ridden painting in a place like Alberta?” He made his tongue-in-cheek response in one work, The Blast Out — a clever acrylic-and-sand on canvas with the tense-looking Snead explosively hitting a ball from a sand trap. “I always thought I was walking a thin edge because I was making art about a certain kind of painting rather than about golfing.” As his appropriation of the book’s line-drawn illustrations progressed, the artist began to see parallels between a game he knew well as a young competitive player and the foibles of everyday life. More personal and reflective subject matter also came into play. In one gorgeous oil and oil stick on canvas, a golf tee looms as high and as large as the water-tower the artist has painted beside it — water towers of the kind McCarroll had seen in communities all over the prairies. The SAAG exhibition also recognizes McCarroll’s work as a teacher, firsttime director of the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, and founder of what would become one of the country’s most significant university art collections. Even at the age of 73, the lanky artist has not really pulled back. He’s making new art, and getting out and about in Lethbridge and elsewhere. “He is very present. He comes to all the openings and events and talks to everyone. As 52 Galleries West Spring 2011

a person, MacCarroll is very open,” says Ryan Doherty, SAAG curator and organizer of the exhibition. Joan Stebbins, now retired as SAAG’s long-time curator — and a former student of McCarroll’s — describes his artistic contribution as “intelligent painting”. Art made by someone who is serious about their work, but who doesn’t take himself all that seriously. It’s a fine distinction, but speaking with Stebbins, we couldn’t help but think about how McCarroll’s art is informed by a keen awareness of 20th century painting, leavened with a wry sense of humour. A painting, a print, a work on paper is never just a ‘Billy McCarroll’ — without some kind of double-edged reference to different movements of the last century, from cubism to pop, hard-edge abstraction, minimalism and conceptual art. “He knows it, he’s taught it and he’s lived it,” comments Doherty who, as well, acknowledges McCarroll’s sense of pure colour and paint-handling. Once a native of southern California and now a long-time native of an energetic contemporary art mecca based in ‘LA’ (Lethbridge, Alberta), it was in 1971, that McCarroll committed what could be construed as another act of ‘insanity’. Far from the LA he knew as a kid, he moved to Canada to teach in a fledgling art department still housed in a community college barn. In his first printmaking class, there were only three students. When as an art instructor, determined to show students examples of current Canadian and American art, McCarroll took charge of an annual budget of $600 and a

Left to right: Billy McCarroll, History Lesson, oil and mixed media on canvas, 1989, 105" X 68". Billy McCarroll, Tape Composition #1 (Turn Around), acrylic on Plexiglas, 1993, 36" X 36". Billy McCarroll, Slant Series No. 2, lacquer and acrylic on canvas, 1980, 30" X 30".

20-by-30-foot room and established the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, a collection that now encompasses more than 13,000 works of Canadian and international art. “It was about survival. I always felt students should be able to look at good art,” he reflects. Jeffrey Spalding, who became the gallery’s first full-time director in 1981 and is an admirer of what he calls “the infectious good fun” behind McCarroll’s work, sums-up his colleague’s broader impact this way: “He had the uncanny knack for cajoling other artists to relocate; join in the action to support the cause at Lethbridge...Not only did he paint the prospects as plausible, his actions made it downright attractive, believable as well as deliverable.” At the moment, the artist doesn’t mind poking a little fun at himself by titling a recent exhibition in Calgary Backwards is Sometimes Forward. Meaning, in his return to abstract painting, McCarroll is happy to say “this trip backwards does seem to be going forward.” With the golf clubs back in the storage locker, he’s re-investigating ideas once used to create a body of eccentric geometric abstractions from the late 1970s. Inspired by a particular brand of conceptual painting honed by Garry Neill Kennedy, Eric Cameron and Spalding at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, it’s all about adopting, as McCarroll explains, a simple but disciplined

painting procedure, sticking with it and seeing where it takes you. As far as creating an abstract work, the artist admits he “could never really splash things around on the canvas”, and besides, as a devoted jazz musician, he is more emphatic with ideas expressed within a set structure, the same way music is created. In these paint-layered new works — some possessing the surface smoothness and sheen of a ceramic tile — etched lines, small hints of a grid and areas of bold colour renew his links to artists of the 1960s and 70s, like American minimalists Ellsworth Kelly and Robert Mangold. The process is labour-intensive: layers of paint wet-sanded or rubbed away, uncovering evidence of their making. For McCarroll, it’s a refreshing pursuit, engaged as he now is with just the primal basics behind making a work of art. In the newly renovated Southern Alberta Art Gallery which only reopened last September, all three galleries will be deployed for the 40-year survey. It will be a first for SAAG to be filled from top to bottom with the works of one artist. Included will be the backwards-to-go-forward paintings, a selection of geometric abstracts from the 1970s and the metaphor-rich paintings, prints and works on paper from his golf period. It’s a picture of McCarroll as an artist, teacher and, together with the energies and enthusiasms of others, a ‘builder’ of a western Canadian art community. How to Play a Winning Game Your Natural Way: A Survey 1971 - 2011 is on at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery from March 12 to May 1.

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Russian conceptual photo- and video-based artists AES+F (Tatyana Arzamasova, Lev Evsovitch, and Evgeny Svyatsky) bring their three-channel HD video project Last Riot to the Richmond Art Gallery February 3. Shown in collaboration with the Vancouver Biennial, the 2007 piece gets into the place where war, torture, and environmental destruction take on a video-game quality, making the world into a fantasy playground where nothing ever seems quite real. ABOVE: AES+F, Last Riot 2 (detail), video still, 2005 – 2007. Courtesy Triumph Gallery and Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow.

BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES 100 MILE HOUSE Commercial Gallery STONE BEAR GALLERY PO Box 421, 380 1 St, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 T. 250-395-5295 ABBOTSFORD Public Gallery THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM ABBOTSFORD 32388 Veterans Way Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3 T. 604-864-8087 F. 604-864-8048 ARMSTRONG Public Gallery ARMSTRONG SPALLUMCHEEN ART GALLERY 3415 Pleasant Valley Rd, Box 308 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0

BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX 100 Mile House...................................................... 54 Abbotsford ............................................................ 54 Armstrong ............................................................. 54 Bowen Island ......................................................... 54 Campbell River ....................................................... 54 Castlegar................................................................ 54 Chemainus ............................................................. 54 Chilliwack .............................................................. 54 Comox ................................................................... 54 Coombs ................................................................. 54 Courtenay .............................................................. 55 Cowichan Bay ........................................................ 55 Cranbrook.............................................................. 55 Duncan .................................................................. 55 Galiano Island ........................................................ 55 Gibsons.................................................................. 55 Golden................................................................... 55 Grand Forks ........................................................... 55 Invermere............................................................... 55 Kamloops............................................................... 55 Kelowna................................................................. 55 Kimberley ............................................................... 56 Ladysmith .............................................................. 56 Langley .................................................................. 56 Nanaimo ................................................................ 56

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T. 250-546-8318 Tues to Sat (May, Oct, Nov); Mon to Sat (Jun - Sep) 10 am - 4 pm. BOWEN ISLAND Public Gallery GALLERY AT ARTISAN SQUARE Box 211, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 T. 604-947-2454 F. 604-947-2460 CAMPBELL RIVER Public Gallery CAMPBELL RIVER ART GALLERY 1235 Shopper’s Row Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7 T. 250-287-2261 CASTLEGAR Commercial Gallery THE CREATIVE EDGE GALLERY 1249 3 St, Castlegar, BC V1N 1Z6 T. 250-365-2032 Nelson ................................................................... 56 Parksville ................................................................ 57 Penticton ............................................................... 57 Prince George ........................................................ 57 Qualicum Bay/Beach ............................................... 57 Quesnel ................................................................. 57 Salmon Arm........................................................... 57 Salt Spring Island ................................................... 57 Sechelt ................................................................... 58 Sidney .................................................................... 58 Silver Star Mountain ............................................... 58 Skidegate ............................................................... 58 Summerland .......................................................... 58 Tofino .................................................................... 58 Vancouver .............................................................. 58 Vernon................................................................... 64 Victoria .................................................................. 64 Whistler ................................................................. 66 ALBERTA INDEX Banff...................................................................... 67 Black Diamond ....................................................... 67 Bragg Creek ........................................................... 67 Calgary .................................................................. 67 Camrose ................................................................ 71 Canmore ................................................................ 71 Public Gallery KOOTENAY GALLERY OF ART, HISTORY AND SCIENCE 120 Heritage Way Castlegar, BC V1N 4M5 T. 250-365-3337 This public art gallery serves the West Kootenay Region where hundreds of individual artists and craftspeople make a living creating and selling their work. The gallery is a non-profit institution which shows great works of art, sourced regionally, nationally and internationally — as well as providing a professional venue for regional artists to show and sell their work. Jul - Aug daily 10 am - 5 pm; Sep Dec and Mar - May, Wed to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm; closed Jan - Feb. CHEMAINUS Public Gallery CHEMAINUS THEATRE FESTIVAL GALLERY 9737 Chemainus Rd Chemainus, BC T. 250-246-9806 Extn: 4 gallery.html

CHILLIWACK Commercial Gallery GREY AREA GALLERY 101-7408 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E6 T. 604-846-0088 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 COOMBS, BC Commercial Gallery COASTAL CARVINGS GALLERY 6-2345 Alberni Hwy, Box 438

Cochrane ............................................................... 71 Crowsnest Pass....................................................... 72 Drumheller ............................................................. 72 Edmonton.............................................................. 72 Fort McMurray ....................................................... 74 Grande Prairie ........................................................ 74 High River ............................................................. 74 Jasper .................................................................... 75 Lacombe ................................................................ 75 Lethbridge ............................................................. 75 Medicine Hat ......................................................... 75 Okotoks ................................................................. 75 Red Deer ................................................................ 76 Wetaskiwin ............................................................ 76

Saskatoon .............................................................. 77 Swift Current.......................................................... 78 Val Marie ............................................................... 78 Weyburn ................................................................ 78 Yorkton .................................................................. 78

SASKATCHEWAN INDEX Assiniboia .............................................................. 76 Estevan .................................................................. 76 Lumsden ................................................................ 76 Meacham............................................................... 76 Melfort .................................................................. 76 Melville .................................................................. 76 Moose Jaw............................................................. 76 North Battleford ..................................................... 76 Prince Albert .......................................................... 77 Regina ................................................................... 77

NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Dawson City........................................................... 80 Inuvik..................................................................... 80 Whitehorse ............................................................ 80 Yellowknife ............................................................ 80

MANITOBA INDEX Brandon................................................................. 78 Churchill ................................................................ 79 Gimli...................................................................... 79 Morden ................................................................. 79 Portage La Prairie ................................................... 79 Winnipeg ............................................................... 79 Winnipeg Beach ..................................................... 80

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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

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: 1-877-338-2120 Public Galleries COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 580 Duncan Ave Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287 THE MUIR GALLERY 440 Anderton Ave, PO Box 3053 Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3 T. 250-334-2983 F. 250-334-2934 COWICHAN BAY Commercial Gallery ARTHUR VICKERS SHIPYARD GALLERY 1719 Cowichan Bay Rd Cowichan Bay, BC VOR 1N0 T. 250-748-7650 The internationally-collected original art of Arthur Vickers tells stories inspired by the people and places of Canada’s west coast. Vickers is a master of the art of serigraphy, gold relief work, sketches, paintings and three dimensional wooden works of art. Just 45 min north of Victoria. Wed to Sun, 10:30 am - 5 pm and by appointment. Reduced hours during Jan and Feb. CRANBROOK Public Gallery CRANBROOK & DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL PO Box 861, 32A 11 Ave S Cranbrook, BC V1C 4J6 T. 250-426-4223 F. 250-426-4223 DUNCAN, BC Commercial Galleries E.J. HUGHES GALLERY 28 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-7112 The art of E. J. Hughes is now available at his hometown gallery on Vancouver Island. Hughes is a master. His use of color, moody coastal skies and timeless places keeps connoisseurs coming back for more. Shop the Hughes Gallery online or, in person Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Sun by appt. JUDY HILL GALLERY 22 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-6663 F. 250-746-8113 GALIANO ISLAND Commercial Galleries GALIANO ART GALLERY 2540 Sturdies Bay Rd Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-3539 F. 250-539-3539 INSIGHT ART GALLERY 157 Georgeson Bay Road Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-5080 Cooperative Gallery ISLAND’S EDGE ART GALLERY 4-33 Manzanita Rd Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0


GOLDEN Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF GOLDEN 516 9 Ave N Box 228, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T. 250-344-6186 The gallery was established by the Golden District Arts Council in 2007. It is located downtown on the main street and, with the Studio Gift Shop, is a primary outlet for the visual arts in Golden and the Columbia Valley. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. GRAND FORKS Public Gallery GRAND FORKS ART GALLERY 7340 - 5th St, PO Box 2140 Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 T. 250-442-2211 F. 250-442-0099 INVERMERE - WINDERMERE Commercial Galleries BAVIN GLASSWORKS 4884A Athalmer Road RR 3 Invermere, BC V0A 1K3 T. 250-342-6816

101-465 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-377-2400 F. 250-828-0662 THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY VISUAL ART GALLERY Student St, Old Main Building, Box 3010 Kamloops, BC V2C 5N3 T. 250-828-5480 F. 250-371-5950 KELOWNA Artist-run Gallery ALTERNATOR 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 Commercial Galleries A WOODSIDE DESIGN GALLERY 1561 Pandosy S Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P5 T. 250-862-3817 Opened in 2007, the gallery/studio highlights the original creations of local Okanagan Valley artisans, plus outstanding work by select artists from other areas of BC. The works are in a variety of media: contemporary paintings with monthly exhibitions, ceramics, stone sculpture, wood-turnings, copper, felted bags, fused glass and jewellery — with a price range for every customer. Mon - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. GALLERY 421 100-421 Cawston Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-448-8888

Toll Free: 1-800-946-5565 GEERT MAAS SCULPTURE GARDENS AND GALLERY 250 Reynolds Road Kelowna, BC V1V 2G7 T. 250-860-7012 F. 250-860-0494 HAMBLETON GALLERIES 1290 Ellis St Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4 T. 250-860-2498 Established in 1964, the Hambleton has provided a showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works grace many national and international private and corporate collections. At their new location, owners Stewart and Tracy Turcotte offer investment art opportunities to their clientele and have added ceramics, and bronze sculpture to complement the paintings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. JULIA TROPS ARTIST STUDIO Studio 113, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-215-0079 Canadian artist Julia Trops works from her studio/ gallery in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, in the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Dramatic and bold figurative artworks in charcoal and oils. Artwork available for purchase from her studio and on her website. Mon to Fri 10 am - 2:30 pm or by appt. RITCHCRAFT GALLERY & FRAMING 103-3957 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 1V3 T. 250-764-6447 F. 250-764-8455

EFFUSION ART GALLERY 1033 7 Ave, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-341-6877 Describing itself as ‘an unrestrained expression of emotion’, the gallery is created on the energy of contemporary art with a collaboration between established and emerging artisans from coast to coast. Friendly staff happily provide advice on installation and design specifics to clients, whether homeowners, interior designers or from the corporate world. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565 Established in 2002, the Artym represents over 65 contemporary Canadian artists including sculptors, jewellers and painters. The gallery presents solo, group and themed exhibitions throughout the year. The welcoming staff can help find the right piece for both established collectors and first-time buyers. International shipping. Personal delivery to Calgary. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. Public Gallery COLUMBIA VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL - PYNELOGS GALLERY 1720 4 Ave (at Kinsmen Beach), PO Box 2345 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-4423 KAMLOOPS Commercial Gallery HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 167 4 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 Since its opening in 1994, Hampton Gallery has earned a reputation for excellence in the local community, and it has become a destination spot for art lovers travelling through the interior of British Columbia. Hampton Gallery represents approximately 40 regionally and nationally acclaimed Canadian artists. Mon 11 am - 3 pm, Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Public Gallery KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY

Ian Johnston, Bag Suite in 4/4 Time, December 18, 2010 to February 6, 2011, Kelowna Art Gallery

Ian Johnston, an architect-turned-sculptor based in Nelson, B.C., examines our relationship with the environment in this provocative installation focusing on the ubiquitous plastic bag. Johnston conceived of the idea of pouring liquid plaster into a plastic bag to create a vessel while he was in residency at the Pottery Workshop Experimental Factory in China three years ago. Multiple ceramic replicas were subsequently made by Factory potters, flavoring his art with another consumer reality — the ‘Made in China’ label. Each of the 432 slip cast porcelain vessels is neatly stacked along three rows of metal retail store shelving, save a single gold vessel resting on a pillow of red plastic bags. The installation is lit by fluorescent tube lights, and cordoned off with a hemp cord. Bag Suite is part of the artist’s larger project, Refuse Culture. “Cast in porcelain, the objects mimic the archaeological evidence left to us from preceding generations,” Johnston says, “and ask the viewer to question how the future might interpret Above: Ian Johnston, Bag our culture through these collections of Suite in 4/4 Time (detail), fragments.” — Janet Nicol ceramics and shelving, 2009. Galleries West Spring 2011 55

ernment 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 Av Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-717-5304 F. 250-717-5314 The Galleria is an important venue for local artists to display their work and organize their own shows. Located in the heart of the cultural district, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary facility with working studios for artists and artisans, galleries, a theatre, pottery studio, bistro, dance studio and meeting spaces. Daily 8 am - 8 pm.

As an exchange student in China in the 1970s, Barry Till covered the bare walls of his dorm room with an inexpensive and easily accessible form of art — the ubiquitous propaganda posters printed under the direction of Mao Zedong. Now curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Till has pooled his collection with posters collected by University of Victoria professor Richard King for the AGGV’s show Communist Paradise, on through February 6. The collection of more than 70 posters is full of happy, healthy young workers blissfully serving the goals of the party. ABOVE: Chinese propaganda poster, Study well and grasp the theory of the dictatorship of the proletariat, 1975, from the collections of Barry Till and Richard King. 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 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: 1-800-661-2236 TURTLE ISLAND GALLERY 115-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-717-8235 The gallery has a stunning selection of Northwest Coast wood carvings including ceremonial masks, totem poles, talking sticks, plaques and bentwoodstyle boxes. Also stone carvings, hand-carved gold and silver jewellery, original paintings and limited edition prints both contemporary and traditional. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm (Summer only: also Sun 11 am - 4 pm). TUTT STREET GALLERY 9-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 Established in 1984, Tutt Street Gallery is a recognized dealer of original fine art — representing regional, national and international artists whose works can be found in private, corporate, and gov-

KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3 T. 250-762-2226 F. 250-762-9875 Founded in 1976, the gallery serves the central Okanagan Valley with a variety of exhibitions and education programs for all ages. The new 15,000 square foot facility, opened in 1996, offers three gallery spaces. The Treadgold/ Bullock Gallery, The Reynolds Gallery and the Rotary Courtyard. Admission: members free, individual $5, senior $4, student $4, family $10, children under 12 free, Thur 3 pm - 9 pm by donation. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm Thur till 9 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. KELOWNA MUSEUM 470 Queensway Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6S7 T. 250-763-2417 F. 250-763-5722

NEW GALLERY The Grid Gallery is a commercial space showing contemporary art in Nelson. KIMBERLEY Public Gallery KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL THE GALLERY AT CENTRE 64 64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley, BC V1A 2J2 LADYSMITH Commercial Gallery LADYSMITH WATERFRONT ART GALLERY 610 Oyster Bay Dr Ladysmith, BC V9G 1B2 T. 250-245-1252

LANGLEY, BC Commercial Galleries TRIBAL SPIRIT GALLERY 20435 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4G3 T. 604-514-2377 F. 604-514-9281 Toll Free: 1-888-834-8757 Tribal Spirit Gallery represents fine First Nations art of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. In addition to viewing cultural artifacts, visitors are invited to stroll through the 2000 sq. ft. commercial gallery celebrating the achievements of contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations artists. Located near the Cascades Casino and Hotel. Open Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. NANAIMO Commercial Galleries ARTFITTERZ PICTURE FRAMING AND ART GALLERY 15-1925 Bowen Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 1S9 T. 250-585-5506 BARTON LEIER GALLERY DOWNTOWN 99 Chapel St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H3 T. 250-591-1111 GALLERY 223 223 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G8 T. 250-741-1188 F. 250-741-0868 Cooperative Gallery ART 10 GALLERY 123-4750 Rutherford Rd Nanaimo North Town Centre, Nanaimo, BC V9T 4K6 T. 250-756-6136 Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 T. 250-754-1750 NELSON Commercial Gallery GRID ART GALLERY 351-B Baker St (lane entrance) Nelson, BC V1L 4H6 Toll Free: 1-888-446-9390 Co-owners, Shayne Brandel and Michael Graham aim to create a dynamic environment for contemporary and progressive visual art. A place that will excite and challenge its viewers; inspiring dialogue and discussion. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm or by appointment.

Carrie Walker, Fire Work, January 6 to February 12, Trench Contemporary Art, Vancouver

Carrie Walker transforms a significant personal loss into an exhibition, appropriately named Fire Work, at Vancouver’s Trench Contemporary Art. Last year on Christmas Day the artist awoke to a friend crying, “Your studio is on fire!” A substantial number of drawings were destroyed in the fire, and a month later Walker wrote in her blog: “... I was able to pull out what turned out to be close to 300 soaking wet drawings. I spent three days drying out the work with blotting paper and stacks of records and books to press them flat. I’ve been able to salvage roughly 200 drawings, a little smoke damage and charcoal here and there, but most with nary a scratch upon them.” What has survived of her 16 years of drawings will make up the body of this exhibition. “Many of the drawings retain some evidence of this ordeal, whether it’s bleeding colours, smoke stains or cockled paper,” Walker says. “There’s some work that appears completely undamaged.” One of Walker’s series reworks found landscape drawings and watercolours. “I collect old landscapes and add animals into the scenes, often both out of context and out of scale. I always considered this series a sort of rescue of art (bought at thrift stores and on eBay) that had been at some point discarded. Some of these works that I rescued from the fire, I have since reworked, making them twice rescued and twice reworked.” — Janet Nicol 56 Galleries West Spring 2011

Carrie Walker, Because the original was not in good shape, pen and ink on paper, 2003, 19" X 25".

Public Galleries OXYGEN ART CENTRE 3-320 Vernon St (enter from alley) Nelson, BC V1L 4B7 T. 250-352-6322 TOUCHSTONES NELSON: MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 502 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E8 T. 250-352-9813 F. 250-352-9810 PARKSVILLE Commercial Gallery ENGLISHMAN RIVER GALLERY 711 Mariner Way, Parksville, BC V9P 1S4 T. 250-248-7372 PENTICTON Commercial Galleries THE LLOYD GALLERY 18 Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-492-4484 New location on colourful Front St. Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through a large viewing gallery hung French salon-style. Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and sculptures depict the many faces of the Okanagan, Canada and Asia. Mon to Sat (Summer) Tues to Sat (Winter) 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. TUMBLEWEED GALLERY 101-207 Main St, Penticton, BC V2A 5B1 T. 250-492-7701 F. 250-492-7701 Cooperative Gallery LOCAL COLOR ARTISTS GALLERY 60 Front St., Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-276-3156 Public Gallery PENTICTON ART GALLERY 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 The Penticton Art Gallery (formerly AGSO) presents contemporary art and historical exhibitions of both established and emerging artists in four exhibition spaces. A place of inquiry, interest and enjoyment, the gallery proudly promotes Okanagan as well as 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 Public Gallery TWO RIVERS GALLERY OF PRINCE GEORGE & REGION 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-614-7800 F. 250-563-3211 Toll Free: 1-888-221-1155 QUALICUM BEACH Commercial Galleries QUALICUM FRAMEWORKS GALLERY 673 Fir St, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-7350 THE GALLERY AT QUALICUM ART SUPPLY 206 West First Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2P7

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


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

QUESNEL Commercial Gallery THE BREEZE GOLD AND GALLERY 328 Reid St, Quesnel, BC V2J 2M4 T. 250-992-6060 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 SALT SPRING ISLAND Artist-run Gallery POINT GALLERY South Ridge Dr, Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-653-0089 Celebrating ten years of exhibiting challenging work from Salt Spring and Western Canada, the Point Gallery is a uniquely rural alternate space, minutes from Fulford Harbour. Curated by artist/ owner Margaret Day, contemporary art is chosen to reflect the diversity of current art practice and to engage, provoke and involve the audience in the world of visual ideas. Exhibits March to October. Fri, Sun to Tues 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment.

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

open daily 10 - 5 or by appointment

Blink of an Eye 10” tall gold plate

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 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.

“Aglow ” acrylic on canvas - 7” x 9”

Cooperative Gallery CRAFT CONNECTION 378 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L 4H5 T. 250-352-3006

JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 3-110 Purvis Lane, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S5 T. 250-537-1589 F. 250-537-9766 Toll Free: 1-800-474-6705 MORLEY MYERS STUDIO & GALLERY 7-315 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-537-4898 F. 250-537-4828 The gallery shows the progression of earlier works of stone to Morley Myers’ latest bronze creation. In the lower level studio you can see and visit with the artist at work on his next piece. His work is influenced by cross-cultural indigenous art forms. Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm or by appt. PEGASUS GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART Mouat’s Mall, 1-104 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-2421 F. 250-537-5590 Established in 1972, Pegasus offers investmentquality historical Canadian art including The Group of Seven, Robert Pilot, WJ Phillips, Sybil Andrews, The Beaver Hall Group and Cornelius Krieghoff. They also represent fine contemporary painters and sculptors as well as rare Northwest Coast Native art and baskets. Summer: Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm; Winter: Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun, Mon by appt.

VIRGINIA BOULAY landscapes 403.242.4628 Represented by The Avens Gallery, Canmore, Alberta Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere, B.C. Grey Area Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C.

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SKIDEGATE, BC 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 SUMMERLAND, BC Commercial Gallery WINE VALLEY ACCENTS 13222 Kelly Ave, PO Box 1603 Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0 T. 250-864-7712

This image taken near Jericho Charlie’s home at Senákw, the Kitsilano Indian Reserve, on August 15, 1891, was the inspiration for three pastel portraits by Maisie Armytage-Moore. Photo Courtesy of City of Vancouver Archives.

Entwined Histories: The Maisie Hurley Collection, January 23 to August 23, North Vancouver Museum

Though she wasn’t Native, Maisie Hurley (1887-1962) spent most of her career as an advocate for B.C.’s Aboriginal people, invited to join the Native Brotherhood of B.C., and founder of the Native Voice newspaper. Throughout the years, Hurley received many gifts from Native leaders in recognition of her advocacy work, and the gifts form the basis of an exhibition of artifacts and artworks from Squamish and Coast Salish cultures at the North Vancouver Museum. The collection includes a blanket made of mountain goat wool and another, more mysterious fibre. Tested at the University of Victoria, researchers discovered the fibres were from a unique breed of “wool dog” raised by the Coast Salish until the 1860s, dating the blanket from before the main period of contact. The Museum is exhibiting the blanket with a new blanket by Squamish weaver Keith Nahanee, and cedar bark regalia made by Nahanee’s cousin Tracy Williams. Co-curators Sharon Fortney and Damara Jacobs will also incorporate oral history interviews and videos with Squamish Nation elders into the exhibition, which will later tour B.C. and form the basis of a book to be published by the Squamish. — Janet Nicol STARFISH GALLERY & STUDIO 1108-115 Fulford Ganges Rd, Grace Point Square Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1T9 T. 250-537-4425 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: 1-877-537-8448 SECHELT Public Gallery SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 5714 Medusa, Box 1565, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 T. 604-885-5412 F. 604-885-6192 SIDNEY, BC Commercial Galleries LAROCHE GALLERY 204-2527 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y1 T. 250-655-8278

Public Gallery SUMMERLAND ART GALLERY 9533 Main St, Box 1217 Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0 T. 250-494-4494 F. 250-494-0055 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: 1-800-663-0669 GREATER VANCOUVER Artist-run Galleries 221A ARTIST RUN GALLERY 100-221 East Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z6 T. 604-568-0812 ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 437 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1L4 T. 604-689-2907 ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912 CENTRE A, VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 2 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G6 T. 604-683-8326 F. 604-683-8632

GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196 GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073 HELEN PITT GALLERY 221A East Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z6 T. 604-681-6740 F. 604-688-2826 OR GALLERY 555 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R1 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302 WESTERN FRONT GALLERY 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1 T. 604-876-9343 F. 604-876-4099 Commercial Galleries ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427 The Art Emporium offers a large inventory of paintings by all members of the Group of Seven and several of their contemporaries, as well as other major Canadian, French and American artists of the 20th Century, for serious collectors and investors. The Estate of Donald Flather. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 1-800-663-0341 Celebrating more than 20 years of representing dynamic contemporary Canadian and International artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles including original canvases, sculptures, monoprints and limited editions. Feature exhibitions change monthly. Conveniently located in the entertainment district on the edge of Yaletown. Deliver locally and ship worldwide. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave Landmark Bldg. Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 Toll Free: 1-877-787-1896 Since 1986 the gallery has offered original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale onsite and through comprehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm. VILLAGE GALLERY 2459 Beacon Ave Sidney, BC V8L 1X7 T. 250-656-3633 F. 250-656-3601 SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN Commercial Gallery GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Road, PO Box 3109 Silver Star Mountain, BC V1B 3M1 T. 250-503-0822 F. 250-503-0822 The gallery proudly represents a talented group of Okanagan, British Columbian and Canadian artists, some of them well-established and highly accomplished, others just emerging, but all of them work in a distinctive and original style — oils, acrylics, watercolours, scrimshaw, sculpture, pottery. (Summer) Thur and Sat 2 pm - 6 pm; (Winter) Wed and Sat 1 pm - 6 pm or by appt.

There’s an Alex Colville quality to the natural landscapes of Mong Yen, on exhibition in Quiet Path at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts February 10 to March 5. Dotted with solitary man-made objects, they have a sense of quiet and windswept distance in them. Originally from Cambodia, Mong arrived in Canada via refugee camps in Vietnam, and now spends his time painting unexpected landscapes around his Coquitlam home. ABOVE: Mong Yen, Quiet Path, egg tempera on canvas, 2010.

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BARON GALLERY 293 Columbia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5 T. 604-682-1114 BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 BECKER GALLERIES Pier 32, Granville Island, 210-1333 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-681-7677 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 Devoted to representing contemporary fine art, Bellevue Gallery features artists of local and international appeal. Giving voice to the experimentation of new technologies in printmaking, divergent and individual approaches to drawing, photography and painting, and distinctive sculpture, the gallery serves both private and corporate collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment.

NEW LOCATION Douglas Udell Gallery has reopened on the second floor at 1566 W 6 Ave, adjacent to its former location. BLANKET CONTEMPORARY ART INC 560 Seymour St - 2nd Floor Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5 T. 604-709-6100 BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 BUSCHLEN MOWATT GALLERY 1445 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2T3 T. 604-682-1234 F. 604-682-6004 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.

CATRIONA JEFFRIES GALLERY 274 East 1 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-1554 F. 604-736-1054

“an unrestrained expression of emotion”

COASTAL PEOPLES FINE ARTS GALLERY YALETOWN & GASTOWN 1024 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248 DIANE FARRIS GALLERY 1590 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-737-2629 F. 604-737-2675 Founded in 1984, the gallery has developed into an internationally recognized showcase for contemporary Canadian and international art, and is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent. They endeavour to draw in and include those who are new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.



CHALI-ROSSO GALLERY 2250 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-733-3594

glass studio

BACK GALLERY PROJECT Buzz #10 - 306 Abbott St Vancouver, BC V6B 2K9 T. 778-918-4925

CASA 101-1636 W 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H4 T. 604-263-8525 DAVID CALLES

AYDEN GALLERY 88 W Pender St, Tinseltown Mall, 2nd Flr Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-891-4310

CAROUN ART GALLERY 1403 Bewicke Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3C7 T. 778-372-0765


AUTUMN BROOK GALLERY 1545 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1L6 T. 604-737-2363

CAFE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 140 East Esplanade North Vancouver, BC V7L 4X9 T. 778-340-3379


AURORA GALLERY 2035-88 W Pender St, Tinseltown Mall Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 604-432-1341

Visit our website for upcoming exhibitions and to view our on-line gallery. 1033 - 7th Avenue Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Tel: 250-341-6877

Please view our website for seasonal hours.

DOCTOR VIGARI GALLERY 1312 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6 T. 604-255-9513 DORIAN RAE COLLECTION 410 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5 T. 604-874-6100 DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY 2335 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293 DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1566 West 6th Ave 2nd floor Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967 and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt. EAGLE SPIRIT GALLERY 1803 Maritime Mews (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC T. 604-801-5205 Toll Free: 1-888-801-5277 EASTWOOD ONLEY GALLERY 2075 Alberta St, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1C4 T. 604-739-0429 Commercial gallery space available for exhibition rentals. Tues to Sun 11 am - 6 pm. EDZERZA GALLERY 1536 W 2 Ave (Waterfall Building) Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2

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Surrey Art Gallery Tribal Spirit Gallery Van Dop Gallery Art Beatus Art Emporium Art Works Gallery Asian Centre Belkin Art Gallery Jenkins Showler Gallery Museum of Anthropology Omega Gallery Peter Ohler Fine Art Richmond Art Gallery Sidney & Gertrude Zach Gallery White Rock Gallery Autumn Brook Gallery Aurora Gallery Ayden Gallery Lumen Gallery Back Gallery Project Bau-Xi Gallery Winsor Gallery

T. 604-731-4874 ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2243 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611 ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 258 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 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. ENGLISH BAY ART GALLERY 101-1551 Johnson St, Granville Island

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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 North Vancouver Museum Gallery Presentation House Gallery

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-688-3006 Toll Free: 1-888-496-2169 EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464 FEDERATION GALLERY 1241 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7 T. 604-681-8534 The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island offers sale, exhibition and gallery rental opportunities to members. New exhibitions are usually scheduled every two weeks throughout the year. Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm (mid-May - Aug), 10 am - 4 pm (Sep - mid May). GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216

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Seymour Art Gallery Silk Purse Gallery Spirit Gallery Sun Spirit Gallery West Vancouver Museum Blanket Gallery Satellite Gallery Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Casa Catriona Jeffries Gallery Elliott Louis Gallery Centre A Chali-Rosso Gallery Ian Tan Gallery Chinese Cultural Centre Coastal Peoples Gastown Marion Scott Gallery Coastal Peoples Yaletown Modpod Gallery Numen Gallery Contemporary Art Gallery Diane Farris Gallery Douglas Reynolds Gallery

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Equinox Gallery Marilyn S. Mylrea Gallery Monte Clark Gallery Doctor Vigari Gallery Dorian Rae Collection Douglas Udell Gallery Elissa Cristall Galleries Heffel Gallery La Galerie du Centre Petley Jones Gallery Edzerza Gallery Lattimer Gallery Gallery Jones Gallery Gachet Granville Fine Art Jacana Gallery Kurbatoff Art Gallery Grace Gallery Grunt Gallery Harrison Galleries Havana Gallery Hillís Native Art Hodnett Fine Art

and 1531 Marine Dr West Vancouver, BC V7V 1H9 T. 604-926-2233 The gallery represents established and emerging Canadian and international artists in the mediums 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. GRACE-GALLERY 1898 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3B7 T. 604-839-5780 GRANVILLE FINE ART 2447 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-266-6010 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

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Robinson Studio Gallery Howe Street Gallery Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Joyce Williams Gallery Monnyís Gallery Nyree Hazelton Arts On Main Or Gallery Pendulum Gallery Rendezvous Art Gallery Republic Gallery Robert Held Gallery Spirit Wrestler Gallery The Cultch (VECC) Gallery The IronWorks Trench Gallery Trunk Gallery Uno Langmann Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery Westbridge Fine Art Western Front Gallery

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 HAVANA GALLERY 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 T. 604-253-9119 F. 604-253-9181 tabid/2829/Default.aspx HEFFEL GALLERY LTD 2247 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-6505 F. 604-732-4245 HILL’S NATIVE ART 165 Water St (Gastown), Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7 T. 604-685-4249 F. 604-637-0098

HODNETT FINE ART 320-1000 Parker St Vancouver, BC V6A 2H2 T. 604-876-7606 F. 604-876-0166

LUMEN GALLERY 88 West Pender 2nd Floor Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 604-357-7479

HOWE STREET GALLERY OF FINE ART 555 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V5C 2C2 T. 604-681-5777 F. 604-605-8577

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

IAN TAN GALLERY 2202 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-738-1077 F. 604-738-1078 INUIT GALLERY OF VANCOUVER 206 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9 T. 604-688-7323 Toll Free: 1-888-615-8399 JACANA GALLERY 2435 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 Jacana Gallery opened in Vancouver in 2000. The Gallery proudly represents more than 20 Canadian and international artists working in various media and styles. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. JANE APPLEBY ART GALLERY 957 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1E1 T. 604-521-4569 F. 604-521-4561 A member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Jane Appleby is a self-taught intuitive painter who works in a variety of styles with the vigour of her love of life. Jane is also an award-winning photographer. She welcomes visitors to enjoy the work on display and sells originals, prints, and other merchandise. Mon to Fri 9 am - 4 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm. JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445 Toll Free: 1-888-872-3107 Established in 1990, and representing the work of over 40 Canadian artists ó- from emerging local talent to internationally respected painters including Toni Onley, Toller Cranston, and Robert Genn ó- Jenkins Showler Gallery offers a diverse selection of original art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY 1070 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964 JOYCE WILLIAMS GALLERY 114-1118 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L5 T. 604-688-7434 KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444 LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 Since 1986, clients have enjoyed the unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse while browsing the large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well-known native artists — as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm. 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

MARION SCOTT GALLERY 308 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6 T. 604-685-1934 F. 604-685-1890 Vancouver’s oldest Inuit art gallery (opened in 1975) and one of Canada’s most respected has relocated to Water St in Gastown. The gallery is committed to presenting the finest in Canadian Inuit art, with a wide range of Inuit sculpture, prints and wallhangings from many different regions of Canada’s North, with special emphasis on rare pieces from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. MONNY’S GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 index.html This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by local artists Kerensa Haynes, Ted Hesketh, Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MONTE CLARK GALLERY 2339 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-730-5000 F. 604-730-5050 NEW-SMALL & STERLING GLASS STUDIO 1440 Old Bridge Rd (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-681-6730 F. 604-681-6747


MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY 26 NOVEMBER 2010 - 2 OCTOBER 2011 SPONSORED BY: 6393 NW MARINE DRIVE VANCOUVER BC V6T 1Z2 604.822.5087 Charles Edenshaw bracelet (detail). MOA Nb1.761. Digital flat scan by Bill McLennan.

NUMEN GALLERY 120-1058 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-630-6927

NEW GALLERY Jane Appleby has opened her gallery of the same name in Coquitlam. NYREE HAZELTON ARTS 2652 Arbutus St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5L8 T. 604-813-7847 OMEGA GALLERY 4290 Dunbar St (at 27 Ave) Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 T. 604-732-6778 F. 604-732-6898 ON MAIN 1965 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3C1 T. 604-872-7713 PERA GALLERY 413 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1L4 T. 604-689-7370 Pera 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 Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

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Meghan Hildebrand, April 2 to 15, Madrona Gallery, Victoria

Meghan Hildebrand always admired the group of quiltmakers at the Powell River Fine Arts studio in her home town — enough so it inspired her to paint with a quilt-like technique. She mixes acrylic paint and collage to create canvases made up of large squares with dream-like images. Among 12 new works is Holly Finnerty and a Fateful Turn, designed with multiple symbols — an image of a ship, traditional quilt stars, a coat of arms and a fox. “I try to create images that are mysterious and eye-catching,” she says. Hildebrand likes the story-telling aspects that quilters work into Meghan Hildebrand, Rivers and Logs, their craft. “Quilts have a role in women’s lives and in history Once and Future, mixed media on too,” she says. “They remind us wood, 2010, 30" X 45". of women’s work, their activism and role in history.” With themes of nature and small-town life, Hildebrand’s new paintings will be exhibited with work by metal sculptor Colin Macrae at Victoria’s Madrona Gallery. — Janet Nicol PETER OHLER FINE ART 2095 W 44 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 2G1 T. 604-263-9051 PETLEY JONES GALLERY 1554 W 6 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-732-5353 F. 604-732-5669 Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th - 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Around the corner from former Granville location. 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: 1-877-787-7466 REPUBLIC GALLERY 732 Richards St, Third Floor Vancouver, BC V6B 3A1 T. 604-632-1590 F. 604-632-1580 ROBERT HELD ART GLASS 2130 Pine St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B1 T. 604-737-0020 F. 604-737-0052 ROBINSON STUDIO GALLERY 440-1000 Parker St Vancouver, BC V6A 2H2 T. 604-254-8744 SILK WEAVING STUDIO 1531 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-687-7455 F. 604-263-7581

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SPIRIT GALLERY 6408 Bay St, (Horseshoe Bay) West Vancouver, BC V7W 2H1 T. 604-921-8974 F. 604-921-8972

Toll Free: 1-888-834-8757 Tribal Spirit Gallery represents fine First Nations art of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. In addition to viewing cultural artifacts, visitors are invited to stroll through the 2000 sq. ft. commercial gallery celebrating the achievements of contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations artists. Located near the Cascades Casino and Hotel. Open Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. TRUNK GALLERY 1755 West Third Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-739-0800 F. 604-669-0829 UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 1-800-730-8825 VAN DOP GALLERY 421 Richmond St New Westminster, BC V3L 4C4 T. 604-521-7887 F. 604-293-6625 Toll Free: 1-888-981-9886 WESTBRIDGE FINE ART 1737 Fir St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5J9 T. 604-736-1014 F. 604-734-4944 WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 1-877-974-4278 A destination for art lovers throughout the Lower Mainland since 1989. They feature an extraordinary selection of original fine art, ceramics and sculpture. Their custom framing is a blend of creativity, expert design, and skilled workmanship. Tue to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Closed holiday long weekends. WINSOR GALLERY 3025 Granville, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878

Cooperative Galleries ARTS OFF MAIN GALLERY 216 East 28 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 2M4 T. 604-876-2785 CIRCLE CRAFT GALLERY 1-1666 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-669-8021 F. 604-669-8585 CRAFTHOUSE GALLERY 1386 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 T. 604-687-7270 F. 604-687-6711 DUNDARAVE PRINT WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 1640 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-689-1650 GALLERY OF BC CERAMICS 1359 Cartwright St, Granville Island Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7 T. 604-669-3606 GRANVILLE ISLAND GALLERY 1494-4 Old Bridge St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-725-7515

NEW GALLERY Artist Craig Sibley has opened Trench Contemporary Art Gallery at 148 Alexander in Gastown. LITTLE MOUNTAIN STUDIOS 195 E 26 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 2K4 T. 604-551-2284 MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island)

SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 47 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116 SUN SPIRIT GALLERY 2444 Marine Dr (Dundarave) West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L1 T. 778-279-5052 Sun Spirit Gallery is proud to offer a superior collection of West Coast Native Art from renowned artists and emerging artists alike. The blend of contemporary and traditional work includes fine gold and silver jewellery, unique furniture and home accents, fine art prints, glass work and hand-carved masks and bentwood boxes. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. THE IRONWORKS 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-681-5033 F. 604-681-5033 TRENCH CONTEMPORARY ART 102-148 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5 T. 604-681-2577 Toll Free: 1-877-681-2577 The gallery exhibits international and local emerging, mid- and late-career artists working in all media. The gallery’s curatorial interest lies in both conceptual and formal art production but with an emphasis on relationship with the chosen material, rigorous discipline in the resolution of formal art problems and clarity of conceptual approach. In Gastown. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, or by appt. TRIBAL SPIRIT GALLERY 20435 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4G3 T. 604-514-2377 F. 604-514-9281

After originally showing the works from his series Range at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, photographer Mike Andrew McLean returned to the Rocky Mountains last summer to complete the series, which will be at the Kamloops Art Gallery January 15 to March 12. McLean goes a little off the beaten path, capturing the expanse of the parks beyond the traditional tourist sites. His idea with the series is to understand where our historical perspective on the mountain parks meets contemporary reality. ABOVE: Mike Andrew McLean, Weather Observatory, Abbot Ridge, Glacier National Park, BC 12:35, August 9th 2009 (PC#123), 122°, C41 colour photograph.

JAPANESE CANADIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 6688 Southoaks Cr, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7 T. 604-777-7000 LA GALERIE DU CENTRE 1551 West 7 Ave, Le Centre Culturel Francophone Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-736-9806 F. 604-736-4661 LEIGH SQUARE COMMUNITY ARTS VILLAGE 2253 Leigh Square Place Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3B8 T. 604-927-8400 F. 604-927-8444

Originally from B.C. and currently based in Montreal, painter Renee Duval has a way of dividing the focus of the viewer in each of her paintings — they’re about the process of viewing as much as they’re about their subjects. Many of her works foreground trees and bushes, ostensibly the paintings’ subjects, but the viewer is drawn to focus on what’s beyond the branches, to peer through. More recent canvases offer glimpses of Vancouver scenery, as if seen through peepholes and hidden cameras. Renee Duval: New Paintings is on March 3 to 26 at Vancouver’s Elissa Cristall Gallery. ABOVE: Renee Duval, What About Now, oil on canvas, 2009, 48" X 52". Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1724 Public Galleries AMELIA DOUGLAS ART GALLERY 700 Royal Ave, PO Box 2503 New Westminster, BC V3L 5B2 T. 604-527-5723 html ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T. 604-927-6550 F. 604-927-6559 Art+Gallery/default.htm ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 htm

NEW LOCATION, NEW GALLERY The Blanket Gallery has moved to the second floor at 560 Seymour while the Belkin Art Gallery, the Museum of Anthropology at UBC and Presentation House Gallery share the adjacent Satellite Gallery space at the same location. BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3 T. 604-682-3455 F. 604-682-3310 BLACKBERRY GALLERY AT PORT MOODY ARTS CENTRE 2425 St Johns St, Port Moody, BC V3H 2B2 T. 604-931-2008 F. 604-931-2052

MAPLE RIDGE ART GALLERY 11944 Haney Place - in The ACT Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1 T. 604-467-5855 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

MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 MOA is a place of architectural beauty, provocative programming, and exciting exhibitions — including Bill Reid’s iconic ìThe Raven and the First Men,î 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. NORTH VANCOUVER MUSEUM IN PRESENTATION HOUSE ARTS CENTRE 209 West 4 St North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H8 T. 604-990-3700 ext 8016 PENDULUM GALLERY 885 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC T. 604-872-6991 F. 604-876-5374 PLACE DES ARTS 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2 T. 604-664-1636 F. 604-664-1658 PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 T. 604-986-1351 F. 604-986-5380 BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-297-4422 F. 604-205-7339 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 CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE MUSEUM & ARCHIVES 555 Columbia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 4H5 T. 604-658-8883 Opened in August 1998 the museum hosts a permanent photo exhibition “From Generation to Generation - History of Chinese Canadians in British Columbia” in the To-Yick Wong Gallery, and temporary Chinese art exhibitions in the On-Tak Cheung Exhibition Hall along with the Chinese Canadian Military Museum. Chinatown walking tours, guided exhibition tours and Chinese arts and culture workshops offered year round. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm. CITYSCAPE COMMUNITY ART SPACE 355 Lonsdale Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G3 T. 604-988-6844 CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710 FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave, Ambleside Landing West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C2 T. 604-925-7290 F. 604-925-5913

Natasha Smith, Joining Worlds, January 28 to February 26, Art Gallery of Golden, BC

Seven doors create the canvas for Natasha Smith’s exhibition, Joining Worlds, and each door has its own character and history, which she considers as she layers the surfaces in collaged drawings with mixed media. The doors hang on walls surrounding the viewer and at the entrance to the labyrinth-like journey is the ‘compass’—16 runes created as a mixedmedia collage on a panel. The exhibition is inspired by the artist’s six-year old son Dylan, and many of the dream-like symbols provide the keys to his world from Smith’s viewpoint. Door number one includes an unintended abstract image, Smith says. “I hadn’t realised there is a boy-like figure looking out. My husband pointed it out to me.” She adds that she selected each door because of the story behind it. “Some of the doors found me,” Smith says. One is from a chicken coop given to her by a neighbour. Another low door with a ceramic handle came from friends in Nelson who live in a heritage home. Each door suggests the media she applies, creating in some cases Above: Natasha Smith, a suggestion of the world behind the door. Door 1 (detail), mixed — Janet Nicol media collage. Galleries West Spring 2011 63












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RICHMOND ART GALLERY 180-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 T. 604-247-8300 F. 604-247-8301 The Richmond Art Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in BC and Canada. Through excellence in exhibitions and education, the RAG strives to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. SATELLITE GALLERY 560 Seymour St - 2nd Floor, Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5 T. 604-681-8425 Satellite Gallery is a new and experimental exhibition space and bookstore shared by three arts institutions — the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC and Presentation House Gallery — and is a Michael O’Brian Family Foundation project. Wed to Sat noon - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. SEYMOUR ART GALLERY 4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2 T. 604-924-1378 F. 604-924-3786 SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY 950 West 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7 T. 604-257-5111 F. 604-257-5119 SILK PURSE GALLERY 1570 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1A1

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Maltwood Gallery Hillís Native Art Legacy Gallery and CafÈ Luz Gallery Madrona Gallery Martin Batchelor Gallery May Ip-Lam Gallery Ministry of Casual Living

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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.

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY GALLERY 8888 University Dr, AQ 3004 Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029

WEST VANCOUVER MUSEUM 680 17 St, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3T2 T. 604-925-7295

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

Artist-run Gallery GALLERY VERTIGO #1 (upstairs) 3001 31 St, Vernon, BC V1T 5H8 T. 250-503-2297

TECK GALLERY (SFU VANCOUVER CAMPUS) 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029 THE CULTCH GALLERY AT VECC 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 T. 604-251-1363 F. 604-251-1730 VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 The largest art gallery in Western Canada is a focal point of downtown Vancouver. Presenting a full range of contemporary artists and major historical masters, it is recognized internationally for its superior exhibitions and excellent interactive education


Commercial Gallery ASHPA NAIRA ART GALLERY & STUDIO 9492 Houghton Rd. Vernon, BC V1H 2C9 T. 250-549-4249 F. 250-549-4209 Located in Killiney on the west side of Okanagan Lake, this contemporary art gallery and studio, owned by artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, features original art in a home and garden setting. Discover a diverse group of emerging and established Okanagan and Canadian artists in painting, textiles, sculpture and ceramics. Open May 1 to October 15. Fri to Sun 10 am - 6 pm or by appt. Public Gallery VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096

31 West End Gallery 32 Winchester (2) - Humboldt St 33 Winchester - Oak Bay Ave

GREATER VICTORIA Artist-run Galleries MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING 1442 Haultain St., Victoria, BC V8R 2J9 OPEN SPACE 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria, BC V8W 1E6 T. 250-383-8833 F. 250-383-8841 Founded in September 1972 as a non-profit artistrun centre, Open Space supports professional artists — notably young and emerging — who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to media, art, music and performance. It reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across Canada and beyond. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. THE FIFTY FIFTY ARTS COLLECTIVE 2516 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4M1 Commercial Galleries ALCHERINGA GALLERY 665 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1G6 T. 250-383-8224 F. 250-383-9399 For 30 years, the gallery has exhibited contemporary tribal art from Papua New Guinea and later, graphic works by Aboriginal Australian artists and premiumquality work by established and emerging First Nation’s artists of Canada’s Northwest Coast. In the South Pacific, the work of master carvers still living a village lifestyle is selected on-site by gallery staff. Mon to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 Especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, the gallery considers itself a showcase for contemporary British Columbia, Canadian and international art, serving both corporate and private collectors — those new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. BOUCHERAT GALLERY 16 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 1W3 T. 250-595-6709 CHOSIN POTTERY 4283 Metchosin Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 3Z4 T. 250-474-2676 F. 250-474-2676 From their studio set in a beautiful, award-winning garden of a renovated house from the turn of the century, Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle produce a wide range of work, mainly in high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-a-kind pieces for decoration or contemplation to an excellent selection of functional pottery for everyday use. One half hour north of Victoria via Hwy 1, Exit 10 to Hwy 14 (Sooke Rd) and Metchosin Rd. Daily 10 am - 5 pm.

RENOVATED The recent Mercurio makeover creates a more open viewing experience. DALES GALLERY 537 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R3 T. 250-383-1552 DOMINGUEZ ART GALLERY 2075 Otter Point Rd, Box 344 Sooke, BC V9Z 1G1 T. 250-664-7045 EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328 ECLECTIC GALLERY 2170 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1E9 T. 250-590-8095 Specializing in original contemporary fine art paintings, sculpture, photography and jewellery, this welcoming light-filled gallery is known for its vibrant selection of local and regional art. It offers rotating art exhibitions of excellent quality at its easily-accessible location in the heart of Oak Bay Village. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. HILL’S NATIVE ART 1008 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 T. 250-385-3911 F. 250-385-5371 Toll Free: 1-866-685-5422 LUZ GALLERY + WORKSHOPS 1844 Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1C5 T. 250-590-7557 F. 250-590-7555 MADRONA GALLERY 606 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 1J4 T. 250-380-4660 F. 250-380-4625 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 MAY IP-LAM GALLERY 655A Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 3L6 T. 250-384-1629

“In second grade, my teacher loved reading us ‘The Cremation of Sam McGee’ and I learned how to paint just like Ted Harrison.

Now, I collect his prints.”

MERCURIO GALLERY 602 Courtney St, Victoria, BC V8W 1B6 T. 250-388-5158 MORRIS GALLERY 428 Burnside Rd E (on Alpha) Victoria, BC V8T 2X1 T. 250-388-6652 F. 250-386-6612 ONE MOON GALLERY 1192 Kosapsum Cres (Esquimalt) Victoria, BC V9A 7K7 T. 250-294-6388 The gallery celebrates the art of Darlene Gait, an internationally-recognized, contemporary Coast Salish First Nation’s artist born on Vancouver Island. Her paintings are inspiring and spiritual as she focuses on, and shares, the beauty of the North West Coast landscape, its wild life and indigenous art. Sat, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. OUT OF THE MIST GALLERY 740 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M6 T. 250-480-4930 Dealers in classic and contemporary Northwest coast native art — including traditional potlatch masks, basketry, shamanic devices, button blankets, totem poles, artefacts and more. There is also a selection of plains beadwork and artefacts and other North American, Oceanic, and African tribal art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 3 pm. POLYCHROME FINE ARTS 1113 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V 3K9 T. 250-382-2787 SOOKE FINE ART GALLERY 2016 Shields Rd, PO Box 507, Sooke, BC V9Z 1H5 T. 250-642-6411 SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE GALLERY 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4 T. 250-642-3421 F. 250-642-6988 Displayed throughout this award-winning inn, with its internationally-renowned dining room, the unconventional gallery was created in 1998 with carefully selected works by local artists on Vancouver Island. The art, in a variety of media, generally reflects themes of edible gardens, the ocean and the surrounding forest. Daily guided Garden Tours with art display in the Edible Gardens. Gallery open daily for self-guided tour. Limited edition serigraphs now available for purchase on line 2004 oak bay avenue | victoria | ph: 250.592.0561


TED HARRISON GALLERY 2004 Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1E4 T. 250-592-0561 F. 250-592-0409 One of Canada’s most prominent artists, whose name is synonomous with the Yukon, Ted Harrison moved to Victoria in 1993. The gallery provides a rare opportunity to view and purchase a wide range of his work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. THE GALLERY AT MATTICK’S FARM 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 T. 250-658-8333 F. 250-658-8373 THE GALLERY IN OAK BAY VILLAGE 2223A Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-598-9890 F. 250-592-5528 Just a short distance from downtown in the picturesque Oak Bay Village, the gallery shows a variety of works by mostly local artists including Kathryn Amisson, Sid and Jesi Baron, Andres Bohaker, Bryony Wynne Boutillier, Tom Dickson, Robert Genn, Caren Heine, Harry Heine, Shawn A. Jackson, Brian R. Johnson, David Ladmore, Jack Livesey, Dorothy McKay, Bill McKibben, Ernst Marza, Hal Moldstad,

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GOWARD HOUSE 2495 Arbutus Rd Victoria, BC V8N 1V9 T. 250-477-4401 Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 T. 250-384-4101 F. 250-361-3995 COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA G6-1001 Douglas St Victoria, BC V8W 2C5 T. 250-381-2787 F. 250-383-9155

Marko Modic, Alchemy, February 5 to April 4, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff

As part of Exposure 2011, southern Alberta’s annual photography festival, Slovenia-based Marko Modic has a Canadian premiere with Alchemy at the Whyte Museum in Banff. Modic, who hails from the artistic hub of Ljubljana, has exhibited his photo-based montages throughout South America, and at the Barbican in London. Often playing with the transmutable power of light, Modic attempts to evoke the “soul” of objects and places, drawing out extremes through layers of ethereal imagery. For his upcoming solo show, he’s working with dream-like images of the Rocky Mountains. Though he’s never visited the peaks, he sees them through the eyes of a photographer, painter, performer, and author, evoking each mountain almost as a single portrait subject rather than a landscape. They’re presented as objects, without context and enhanced with ethereal colour, giving Above: Marko Modic, each the quality of appearing as if in a dream. Canadian Rockies #78. — Amy Fung Ron Parker, Natasha Perks. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm. VIEW ART GALLERY 104-860 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z8 T. 250-213-1162 Located in the Harris Green/New Town neighbourhood of downtown Victoria, this new gallery is a short stroll from the major hotels and downtown shops. The focus of the gallery is contemporary modern abstract paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and new media by distinguished Canadian artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment. WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 First established in Edmonton in 1975, Dan and Lana Hudon opened a second Gallery located in the heart of downtown Victoria in 1994. Visitors are encouraged to explore and select from a wide

range of styles and prices, from emerging to established artists and to purchase with confidence. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun/Holidays noon - 4 pm. WINCHESTER GALLERIES 2260 Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1G7 T. 250-595-2777 F. 250-595-2310 Exclusive fine art dealers handling Canadian historical and contemporary art. Opened in 1974, the gallery has been under the ownership of Gunter H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994 and in 2003 has moved to its own building in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks both here and in two other downtown galleries. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Cooperative Galleries COLLECTIVE WORKS GALLERY 1311 Gladstone Ave, Box 5079 Victoria, BC V8R 6N3 T. 250-590-1345

Donna White, Cyborg Collars, February 11 to April 29, The Ledge Gallery, EPCOR Centre, Calgary

DELUGE CONTEMPORARY ART 636 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L3 T. 250-385-3327 LEGACY ART GALLERY AND CAFÉ 630 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-381-7670 The Legacy Art Gallery and Café features works from the University of Victoria Art Collections, including paintings, drawings and sculptures by some of the best-known artists in the Pacific Northwest, bequeathed to the University of Victoria by Dr. Michael C. Williams. It boasts two gallery spaces that host a variety of rotating exhibits. Wed to Sun 10 am - 5 pm. MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY & THE MALTWOOD PRINTS AND DRAWINGS GALLERY AT THE MCPHERSON LIBRARY Box 3025 Stn CSC, University Centre, Room B115, and McPherson Library, Room 027 Finnerty Road Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-6562 F. 250-721-8997 The Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery houses a large collection ranging from ancient Chinese artifacts to works by well-known contemporary artists. It normally hosts a variety of exhibits each year, but will be closed for seismic upgrading until approximately Sept 2011. However the University of Victoria Art Collection’s newest gallery space, The Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery at the McPherson Library, is now open on the lower level of the library. This second gallery space hosts a variety of works on paper from the university’s growing art collection. Hours of operation coincide with McPherson Library. For current hours call 250721-6673. ROYAL BC MUSEUM 675 Belleville St Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 T. 250-356-7226 F. 250-387-5674 Toll Free: 1-888-447-7977 SLIDE ROOM GALLERY 2549 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8T 4E1 T. 250-380-3500

WHISTLER 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 Toll Free: 1-888-938-0887 ART JUNCTION GALLERY 1050 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1 T. 604-938-9000 F. 604-938-9000 BLACK TUSK GALLERY 108-4293 Mountain Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 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 MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 1-888-310-9726 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.

NEW LOCATION Out of the Mist Gallery has moved to 740 Douglas St, Victoria. THE PATH GALLERY 122-4338 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-932-7570 THE PLAZA GALLERIES 22-4314 Main St Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-6233 F. 604-938-6235 WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113

Right: Donna White, Cyborg Collar, mixed media, 2010.

“I still think of myself as a cyborg,” says Calgary-based artist Donna White, whose Cyborg Collars are a visually alluring metaphor for a collective experience. One of the last graduates of the Interdisciplinary program at the Alberta College of Art and Design, White’s practice mixes sculpture and photography to comment on the roles and expectations historically around women’s lives. “Women assume roles depending on where they are in society,” White says. “With our families, out in public, at work, we transform ourselves to fit roles, and I don’t see a difference between that and the cyborg in films and literature.” The series is made up of four collars sitting on metal armatures, each one made entirely of strips of backlit film hand-sewn and pleated, the film exposed to images of tombstones and frosted windows. “There’s nothing feminine or fibre-related in the collars,” White continues. “And you don’t realize that until you get close to them.” — Amy Fung 66 Galleries West Spring 2011

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

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: 1-800-419-1298 A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art — paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-760-2382 Toll Free: 1-800-310-9726 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: 1-866-859-2220 Art reflects the spiritual and physical reliance of humanity on the natural world. The Willock & Sax Gallery is innovative and eclectic, rooted in the idea that art is about people, place, and community. They carry work by mainly Western Canadian contemporary and historic artists, who enjoy international, national, and regional reputations. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. Public Galleries WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY 107 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1020 Stn 40 Banff, AB T1L 1H5 T. 403-762-6281 F. 403-762-6659 WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160, 111 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919 Located on a spectacular site beside the Bow River in downtown Banff. Discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Rockies. The Museum offers guided tours of Banff’s heritage log homes and cabins; historic walking tours of the Banff townsite; and exhibition tours of the galleries. Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm. BLACK DIAMOND Commercial Galleries BLUEROCK GALLERY (FORMERLY TERRA COTTA) 110 Centre Ave, Box 1290 Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5047 F. 403-933-5050 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

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. MARYANNE’S EDEN — THE ART AND GARDEN GALLERY 109 Centre Ave East, Box 964 Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5524 Working primarily with oil paints, Maryanne Jespersen’s works are an outlet of strength, light and emotion. From a unique imagination, her paintings exhibit a warm closeness to nature that is constantly evolving. She also creates hand-crafted concrete garden art. Maryanne’s artwork is represented at Gust Gallery in Waterton, AB. Daily 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment.

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

24th Annual Spring Exhibition & Sale Featuring: Michael O’Toole, David Langevin, Phil Buytendorp, Marylin Lambert-Gerwing and David Zimmerman Preview May 25 - 27, Sales begin at the Gala Reception May 27, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

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 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. THE ALICAT GALLERY 1 Bragg Creek Village Centre, Box 463 Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-3777 F. 403-949-3777 Located about 30 minutes west of Calgary, the gallery opened in 1987. It represents more than 100 local and Western Canadian artists and artisans working in oils, acrylics and watercolours. Ceramics, carvings, sculpture and ironwork of the finest quality are also shown. Daily 11 am - 5 pm.

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CALGARY Artist-run Galleries ARTIST PROOF GALLERY 2010F 11 St SE, PO Box 6821 Station D Calgary, AB T2P 2E7 T. 403-287-1056 EMMEDIA GALLERY & PRODUCTION SOCIETY 203-351 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C7 T. 403-263-2833 F. 403-232-8372 STRIDE GALLERY 1004 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M7 T. 403-262-8507 F. 403-269-5220 THE NEW GALLERY 212-100 7 Ave SW (Art Central) Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 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 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.

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Micah Gallery Studio Todorovic Swirl Fine Art & Design The New Gallery Art Gallery of Calgary Artfirm Artful Living Newzones Gallery Paul Kuhn Gallery Artist Proof Gallery Artpoint Gallery Arts on Atlantic Gallery

Commercial Galleries ART CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-543-9900 This landmark building on the NW corner of 7th Ave and Centre St SW in downtown Calgary has been renovated to house artist studios, galleries, and ancillary retail businesses. Centrally located opposite Hyatt Regency Hotel, only one block from Stephen Avenue Walk. For more information or leasing inquiries visit website or call for Sandra Neil. ARTFIRM GALLERY 617 11 AVE SW, Lower Level, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-1344 F. 403-206-1399 Artfirm presents an expanding group of artists working in a full range of media including painting, sculpture, printmaking and innovative media. Artfirm is committed to the sale of exceptional, contemporary artwork by Canadian and international artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appointment. ARTFUL LIVING 724a 11 AVE SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-265-8338 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

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The Collectorsí Gallery BRiC Gallery Centennial Gallery Circa Gallery DaDe Art & Design Lab Diana Paul Galleries EMMEDIA Gallery Endeavor Arts Gainsborough Galleries Galleria Glenbow Museum Gerry Thomas Gallery

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 AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART 107-100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-262-3356 Represents professional Canadian and International artists working in diverse media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing and photography. The artists represent distinctive artistic practices in terms of their approach, technique and themes. The result: work that is compelling, fresh and engaging. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, First Thurs till 9 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. CIRCA 1226A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1 T. 403-290-0145 Toll Free: 1-877-290-0145 Circa is a one-of-a-kind gallery specializing in midcentury modern art glass from around the world. All items are hand blown works of art from the 1940-1960s. The focus is on European art glass

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Gibson Fine Art Herringer Kiss Gallery Illingworth Kerr Gallery Marion Nicoll Gallery Mezzanine Gallery Ruberto Ostberg Gallery The Nickle Arts Museum The Peters Gallery & Framing Latitude Gallery Leighton Art Centre Loch Gallery Masters Gallery

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Perspective Gallery Planet Art Gallery Resolution Gallery Rubaiyat Gallery Skew Gallery Stephen Lowe Art Gallery Stephen Lowe Art Gallery (West Market) 33 The Military Museums Gallery 34 Stride Gallery 35 The Ledge Gallery

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 DADE ART AND DESIGN LAB 1327 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T2 T. 403-454-0243 F. 403-454-0282 With a distinctive product mix and presentation philosophy DaDe Art & Design Lab favours the ‘eco-friendly’ in offering a complete product range 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 Recently relocated to the heritage Lancaster Building

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just off Stephen Avenue Walk. Specializing in high quality fine art — small and large format works — in styles from super-realism to impressionism to semiabstract. Featuring the work of emerging and wellestablished 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 FORTUNE FINE ART 3-215 39 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E3 T. 403-277-7252 F. 403-277-7364 For sale or lease, long-time Calgary collector and philanthropist Lou MacEachern, offers works from his collection of 1,500 pieces of original Canadian art. The more-than-225 artists include well-known names such as Norman Brown, ‘Duncan’ MacKinnon Crockford, WR deGarth, N de Grandmaison, Roland Gissing, George Horvath, Georgia Jarvis, Glenn Olson, Torquil Reed, Colin Williams and Marguerite Zwicker. Browsers welcome. By appointment. GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 1-866-425-5373 Extensive collection of fine 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 GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 100-602 11 Ave SW - lower level Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 T. 403-265-1630 F. 403-265-1634 This contemporary, New York-style gallery boasts an impressive 4600 sq ft of original art work ranging from glass sculpture to abstract oil paintings and photography. The gallery, which can accommodate events of up to 300 people, is anchored by a central art deco bar, three plasma screens and a sophisticated sound system. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. GIBSON FINE ART LTD 628 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 T. 403-244-2000 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 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 KEYSTONE ART GALLERY 202-100 7 Ave SW (Art Central) Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-237-6637 LATITUDE ART GALLERY 150-625 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-262-9598 Located in the Design District on 11 Ave SW, Latitude Art Gallery showcases a variety of Canadian and international artists. They specialize in contemporary style art including landscapes, still life’s, abstract, and figurative. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 am, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, and by appointment. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 T. 403-209-8542 Toll Free: 1-866-202-0888 Established in 1972 in Winnipeg, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Ron Bolt, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Also located in Winnipeg and Toronto. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MASTERS GALLERY 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 Celebrating more than 30 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

MICAH GALLERY 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-245-1340 F. 403-245-1575 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.

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NEWZONES 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 Opened in 1992, Newzones represents leading names in contemporary Canadian art. The gallery has developed strong regional, national, and international followings for its artists. The focus has been a program of curated exhibitions, international art fairs and publishing projects. Services include consulting, collection building, installation and appraisals. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 724 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 Focuses on national and regional contemporary Canadian paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture; also shows contemporary American prints. Exhibitions change monthly featuring established and emerging artists along with themed group shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. PERSPECTIVE GALLERY 118-1111 6 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 5M5 T. 403-454-9377 PLANET ART GALLERY STUDIO TEA HOUSE 1451 14 St SW, Calgary, AB T3C 1C8 T. 403-619-0976 F. 403-246-0976

Maud Lewis,Covered Bridge with Red, Yellow and Green Sleighs, Oil, 12 x 15 3/4”

Fortune Fine Art Art Sales and Rentals Featuring Historical and Contemporary Canadian Art With over 1,500 original works available

#3, 215 – 39th Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E3 For hours, please call 403-277-7252

RESOLUTION ART GALLERY 233 10 St NW (upper level), Calgary, AB T2N 1V5 T. 403-452-5285 RUBAIYAT GALLERY 722 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7 T. 403-228-7192 RUBERTO OSTBERG GALLERY 2108 18 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3T3 T. 403-289-3388 This bright exhibition space in the residential community of Capitol Hill shows a variety of contemporary art styles and media in an inner city location for artists and art lovers to meet and interact. Some of the work is produced on-site by artists working in the adjoining Purple Door Art Studio space. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. SKEW GALLERY 1615 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 T. 403-244-4445 This contemporary art gallery, offers 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 and West Market Square, 505-1851 Sirocco Dr SW Calgary, AB T3H 4R5 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981 Established since 1979, the gallery features an extensive portfolio of distinguished Canadian artists offering fine original paintings, glass, ceramics and

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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. STUDIO TODOROVIC 110-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-450-1917 Studio Todorovic is a unique shop located in the historical Art Central building, featuring fresh work by emerging artists; and also offering a selection of artist supplies and evening art classes. See website or call for upcoming shows or to apply for shows. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm and Sat 11 am - 6 pm. New shows every First Thursday. SWIRL FINE ART & DESIGN 104-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-5337 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 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 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 time-honoured 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. TRÉPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 A progressive and friendly commercial gallery specializing in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international art. In addition to representing 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 VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 816 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-4346 Established in 1980, the gallery has earned a national reputation among discerning collectors of contemporary Canadian art. Exhibitions change monthly, showcasing museum-calibre, original paintings, sculpture and ceramics by artists with well-established reputations. Representing the Estate of Luke O Lindoe (1913-1999). Gallery open Tues to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm. The Vue Café serves lunch 11 am - 4 pm. Inquiries invited for private functions. WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 In the heart of downtown Calgary, Wallace Galleries Ltd. has been a part of the art community since 1986. With regular group and solo shows the gallery is proud to represent some of Canada’s most accomplished and upcoming contemporary artists working in oils, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor as well sculpture and pottery. There is always something visually stimulating to see at Wallace Galleries Ltd. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WEBSTER GALLERIES 812 - 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-6500 F. 403-263-6501 Established in 1979, the gallery exhibits an extensive collection of original oil and acrylic paintings, bronze, ceramic, stone sculptures and Inuit art in a 10,000 square foot space. Webster Galleries Inc also houses a complete frame design and workshop facility. Free parking at the rear of the gallery for customer convenience. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. WILLOW STUDIO CALGARY 1437 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3R1 T. 403-230-9226 F. 403-276-3728

Eszter Burghardt, February 5 to 26, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary

Obsessed with the diverse and living topography of Iceland, Eszter Burghardt came home to her studio in Vancouver and started re-creating the textures of the land. From the mossy velour of the coasts to the ominous barren interiors, Burghardt has shaped a series of Icelandic-inspired landscapes using wool sheared fresh off an Icelandic sheep that she learned to process and dye herself. “I’ve been only twice, but I really wanted to go back there,” Burghardt explains. “Through the studio, I can go back to these places.” Using a macro lens, Burghardt teases only the wool visible through the lens to create landscapes that otherwise would look like nothing much within her small dioramas. “It’s like when you’re looking through a microscope in biology class. It’s a completely different world,” she says. An avid hiker, her most recent trip inspired another series of macro photographs using food, mostly poppy seeds and coffee grounds, whose texture reminded Eszter Burghardt, Lava her of the rocks beneath her feet during for Dessert, archival inkjet her long hikes. — Amy Fung print, 2010, 12" X 16.5". Cooperative Galleries ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS GALLERY AT LOUGHEED HOUSE 703 13 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0K8 T. 403-244-6333 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 Housed just behind the CPR tracks in Ramsay, the gallery is home to over 40 artists and members of the artpoint society. In the Upstairs and Downstairs Galleries, members and invited art groups show their work in monthly changing exhibitions — from painting to sculpture; photography to textiles. Turn E from 8 St onto 11 Ave SE and follow gravel road. Thurs & Fri 1 pm - 5 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, or by appointment. BRIC GALLERY 227 35 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2K5 T. 403-520-0707 CENTENNIAL GALLERY 153-115 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P5 T. 403-266-6783

Al Henderson is best-known for his figurative sculptures in stone and bronze, detailed public commissions with traditional techniques. His latest work, seen in Light Horse Tales of an Afghan War, March 19 to April 2 at Douglas Udell Gallery in Edmonton, is a departure, combining sculpture and illustration in depicting the Afghanistan conflict as seen by Canadian soldiers in the South Alberta Light Horse Regiment. A former member of the Regiment, Henderson has taken their visceral memories and translated them into graphic, comic book-style panels, elegant figurative sculpture, and unusual bronzes — casts of bullet-torn metal and other battlefield memento mori. ABOVE: Al Henderson, Rob’s Story (detail). 70 Galleries West Spring 2011

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

namic 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.

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.

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


ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682 LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8 Site 31, Comp. #9., RR 8 By Millarville, 16 km south of Calgary off Hwy 22 west Calgary, AB T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 The Leighton Art Centre is situated on 80 acres of spectacular landscape in the Alberta foothills, 15 minutes southwest of Calgary. This Alberta Historic Resource houses the former home of landscape painter A.C. Leighton. They offer changing exhibitions, art sales, art workshops and children’s programming. Check website for full visitor’s information. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. MARION NICOLL GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7625 F. 403-289-6682 MEZZANINE GALLERY 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1T1 T. 403-220-4913 THE LEDGE GALLERY 205 8 Ave SE, EPCOR CENTRE Calgary, AB T2P 0K9 T. 403-294-7455 This unique exhibition space in the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts +15 pedway system overlooks Centre Court from the second floor of the Centre. The glass-walled space is most conducive to sculpture and installation. Exhibitions are selected through calls for submissions and curatorial practice and run for three month intervals. THE MILITARY MUSEUMS AND GALLERY 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5J4 T. 403-974-2850 F. 403-974-2858 TRIANGLE GALLERY OF VISUAL ART 104-800 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403-262-1737 F. 403-262-1764 Dedicated to the presentation of contemporary Canadian visual arts, architecture and design within a context of international art, the gallery is engaged in the advancement of knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices through a balanced program of visual art exhibitions to the public of Calgary and visitors. Admission: 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. CAMROSE Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St, Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 1-888-672-8401 Fresh, vibrant and alive describe both the artwork and the experience when you visit this recently restored gallery. You will discover a diverse group of both emerging and established artists including J. Brager, B. Cheng, R. Chow, H. deJager, K. Duke,

Commercial Galleries ELEVATION GALLERY 100-729 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 Established in 1980, the Avens Gallery features original works by both established and up-andcomming artists from the local area and accross the West. The gallery prides itself on highlighting outstanding, and frequently changing displays of paintings, glass sculpture, clay, wood, metal, and bronze. Open daily 11 am - 5 pm with extended summer hours. THE EDGE GALLERY 612 Spring Creek Drive Canmore, AB T1W 0C7 T. 403-675-8300 In the gallery: ongoing exhibitions of historical paintings and prints to contemporary, abstract works. In the frame shop: experienced staff 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.

SPRING WALK April 16 & 17, 2011

Agnes Bugera Gallery 12310 Jasper Ave 780-482-2854

Bearclaw Gallery 10403 124 St 780-482-1204

Peter Robertson Gallery 12304 Jasper Ave 780-455-7479

Scott Gallery 10411 124 St 780-488-3619


Curtis Golomb is the new Owner/ Director of The Avens Gallery in Canmore.

SNAP Gallery 10123 121 St 780-423-1492 VIRGINIA ANN HEMINGSON ART GALLERY 517 Spring Creek Dr, Spring Creek Mountain Village, Canmore, AB T1W 0C5 T. 403-678-0008 Toll Free: 1-888-687-1957 Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 COCHRANE Commercial Galleries JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY/STUDIO 3-320 1 St West Cochrane, AB T4C 1X8 T. 403-932-7040 This everchanging gallery features Alberta artist Janet B. Armstrong, sculptured theatre masks by Shirley Rosin and Jack Tennant’s photography. Artists onsite creating while visitors enjoy the ambience of a cherrywood bar, fireplace and vintage memorabilia. Commissions and special event bookings 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: 1-866-915-5181 Housed in a rustic log building in downtown Cochrane this inviting gallery specializes in original artwork, sculpture and jewelry by local and Western Canadian artists including the Western Lights Group. Also home to the Gissing Collection with original and reproduction artworks by Roland Gissing A.S.A. (1895-1967). Appraisal, framing, cleaning and restoration services available. Wed to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, or by appt at 403-999-1334.

TU Gallery 10718 124 St 780-452-9664

West End Gallery 12308 Jasper Ave 780-488-4892

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CROWSNEST PASS Public Galleries CROWSNEST PASS PUBLIC ART GALLERY 14733 20 Ave, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0 T. 403-562-2218 F. 403-562-2218 arts.html DRUMHELLER Commercial Galleries ATELIERO VERDA Box 1708, 40 3 Ave W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-2455 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: 1-866-823-3686

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Lilianaís Peter Robertson Gallery West End Gallery Alberta Craft Council Gallery Art Beat Gallery Profiles Gallery Studio Gallery

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



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Art Gallery of Alberta Bearclaw Gallery Scott Gallery Centre díArts Visuels díAlberta Johnson Gallery South Picture This Gallery 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 GREATER EDMONTON Artist-run Galleries HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 The Arts Centre delivers a variety of services to both artists and the community, and acts as an essential alternative site for the presentation, distribution and promotion of contemporary art. The gallery presents 10 five-week exhibitions, from local, provincial and national artists, collectives and arts organizations as well as an annual members’ show. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. LATITUDE 53 10248 106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5


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T. 780-423-5353 F. 780-424-9117 SNAP GALLERY 10123 121 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117 Established in 1982 as an independent, cooperatively-run fine art printshop, the SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists) mandate is to promote, facilitate and communicate print and printrelated contemporary production. A complete print shop and related equipment are available to members. Ten exhibitions are scheduled each year. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries AGNES BUGERA GALLERY 12310 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-482-2854 F. 780-482-2591 Agnes Bugera has been in the art gallery business since 1975, and is pleased to continue representing 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

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Naess Gallery Rowles & Company Ltd Royal Alberta Museum SNAP Gallery The Works Gallery TU Gallery Located in the Arts and Heritage District of St. Albert, this family-owned business specializes in original artwork by Western Canadian artists. Paintings in all media, sculpture, pottery, and art glass. Home and corporate consulting. Certified picture framer. Part of St. Albert Artwalk - May through August. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 Specializing in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art since 1975 from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Jane Ash Poitras, Alex Janvier and Aaron Paquette. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave, Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z9 T. 780-439-8210 F. 780-435-0429 This storefront gallery and studio, in the Mill Creek area of Old Strathcona, features the work of Edmonton artist Christl Bergstrom, both recent and past work including still lifes, portraits, nudes and landscapes. Mon to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat by appt. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2

FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-488-2952 JOHNSON GALLERY 7711 85 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3B4 T. 780-465-6171 KAMENA GALLERY & FRAMES 5718 Calgary Trail, Edmonton, AB T6H 2K2 T. 780-944-9497 F. 780-430-0476 Natives of Malaysian Borneo, the four Wong brothers opened their gallery and framing business in 1993. Over the years it has been expanded to represent a wide variety of visual artists. The gallery also provides complete custom picture framing and recently began to offer art leasing. Art classes available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. LANDO GALLERY 11130 - 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 Edmonton’s largest commercial art gallery in the centre of Edmonton was established as Lando Fine Art in 1990 by private art dealer Brent Luebke. It continues to provide superior quality Canadian and international fine art, fine crafts, custom framing, art leasing, appraisals and collection management. The gallery also buys and sells Canadian and international secondary market fine art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt. LILIANA’S BOUTIQUE & ART GALLERY 12302 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-448-0714 F. 780-454-4558 NAESS GALLERY 10032 81 Ave - lower, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W8 T. 780-432-0240 F. 780-439-5447 PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY 12304 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-455-7479 Representing a roster of over 40 emerging, mid-career, and senior Canadian artists, this contemporary gallery space features a wide range of media and 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: 1-800-528-4278 Picture This! framing & gallery have been helping clients proudly display their life treasures and assisting them to discover the beauty of the world through fine art since 1981. Now representing the Western Lights Artists Group and offering a diverse selection of originals by national and international artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat till 5 pm. PRO’S ART GALLERY & FRAMING 101-10604 178 St, Edmonton, AB T5E 2S3 T. 780-486-6661 Pro’s Art specializes in original oils and giclÊes from both established & emerging artists. Landscapes, still lifes, figurative works and florals are all well represented. They also offer professional art instruction and fine art framing. Tues and Wed 10 am - 7 pm, Thurs to Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 108 LeMarchand Mansion, 11523 100 Ave Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 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. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 Established in 1986, the Scott Gallery features Canadian contemporary art representing over thirty established and emerging Canadian artists. Exhibits include paintings, works on paper including handpulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

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TU GALLERY 10718-124 St., Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1 T. 780-452-9664 WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 Established in 1975, this fine art gallery is known for representing leading artists from across Canada — paintings, sculpture and glass art in traditional and contemporary styles. Exhibitions via e-mail available by request. Second location in Victoria. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Cooperative Galleries SPRUCE GROVE ART GALLERY Melcor Cultural Centre, 420 King St, PO Box 3511 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A8 T. 780-962-0664 F. 780-962-0664 THE STUDIO GALLERY 11 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E3 T. 780-460-5993 F. 780-458-7871 Public Galleries ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 10186-106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4 T. 780-488-5900 F. 780-488-8855 Alberta’s only public gallery dedicated to fine craft presents four exhibitions in the main gallery each year. The Discovery Gallery features new works by ACC members. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine crafts including pottery, blown glass, jewelry, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more. All are hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; closed Sun. ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 2 Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 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 is 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 EXTENSION CENTRE GALLERY 8303 112 St, 2nd Flr, University Extension Centre Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4 T. 780-492-0166 finearts_gallery.aspx


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T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967 and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt.

January 4 to February 13, 2011 Okotoks Gallery, Okotoks, AB February 14 to May 1, 2011 Galt Museum and Archives, Lethbridge, AB May 3 to May 31, 2011 Gallery IS, Red Deer, AB - Show and Sale Represented by Gallery IS, contact for pre-sales and reserves.

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After ten years of a professional art career, Vancouver-based artist Heather Passmore has gathered her share of rejection letters from galleries, granting agencies, and residencies. But she’s managed to get creative with the results, illustrating the original rejection letters and showing them across Canada and Europe. “I deal with taste, class, and politics in the art world,� says Passmore, whose illustrations have been based on open suggestions from friends and strangers. “I try and highlight some Heather Passmore, Form Letter, of the practices, and the gate-keepmixed media on letter paper. ing that allows work to be shown.� Most of the requests she gets are for illustrations of animals, making the letters more accessible to the average viewer and giving them a glimpse into what she calls the authority around “the official institutionalization of art.� Passmore is still an optimist after hundreds of rejection letters, though one particular Alberta gallery has given her the most colourful object in her collection. “I don’t know if they were trying to help me with the project, or if they were just tired of reviewing the works,� she says. “But they definitely departed from the normal polite language.� — Amy Fung FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 index.html MCMULLEN GALLERY University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112 St Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7 T. 780-407-7152 F. 780-407-7472 MULTICULTURAL PUBLIC ART GALLERY 5411 51 St, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7 T. 780-963-2777 F. 780-963-0233 PROFILES PUBLIC ART GALLERY, ARTS & HERITAGE FOUNDATION 19 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9537 Located in the historic Banque d’Hochelaga in St. Albert, the gallery features contemporary art, usually by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sulpture, video, quilts, glass and ceramics at both the provincial and national level. Monthly exhibitions, adult lectures and workshops, “Looking at Art� school tours, art rental and sales plus a gallery gift shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm. PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES OF ALBERTA 8555 Roper Road Edmonton, AB T6E 5W1 T. 780-427-1750 ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM 12845 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 T. 780-453-9100 F. 780-454-6629 STOLLERY GALLERY AT NINA HAGGERTY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 9225 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5G 0K6 T. 780-474-7611

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THE WORKS GALLERY 10635 95 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C3 T. 780-426-2122 F. 780-426-4673 UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA MUSEUMS Ring House 1, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1 T. 780-492-5834 VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 1-866-421-1731 Visual Arts Alberta Association is a non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Wed to Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. 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 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 PIKE STUDIOS AND GALLERY 70 9 Ave SE, High River, AB T1V 1L4 T. 403-652-5255 TWO FEATHERS GALLERY 153 Macleod Tr, PO Box 5457 High River, AB T1V 1M6 T. 403-652-1024 F. 403-652-1026 JASPER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, #1 Old Lodge Rd Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Toll Free: 1-888-310-9726 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 8 am - 10 pm. Cooperative Gallery BRUSHFIRE GALLERY JASPER ARTISTS GUILD Box 867, 414 Patricia (at Elm), Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-1994 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 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 Galleries LACOMBE MEMORIAL CENTRE ART GALLERY 5214 50 Ave, Lacombe, AB T. 403-782-1266 In 2008 the Town of Lacombe initiated a public art collection with many local artists donating works representative of local culture. All pieces are submitted to a selection panel for curatorial guidance. Formal and informal invitations to submit pieces will be extended. The collection has now exceeded 100 pieces and is continuing to grow. Mon to Sat 9 am - 8 pm. LETHBRIDGE Commercial Galleries JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341 MUELLER ART GALLERY 105 8 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2J4 T. 403-328-8170 TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 1-866-380-2787

Cooperative Galleries POTEMKIN TOO 317 6 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C7 T. 403-329-1385 THE POTEMKIN - THE BURNING GROUND 402 2 Ave S, B Level, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0C3 T. 403-328-3604 Public Galleries BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118 GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES 502 1 St S ( 5 Ave S & Scenic Dr) Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6 T. 403-320-3898 F. 403-329-4958 Toll Free: 1-866-320-3898 A vibrant gathering place meeting historical, cultural and educational needs, the Galt engages and educates its communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define collective identity and guide the future. Award-winning exhibits, events, programs. (May 15 - Aug 31) Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; (Sep 1 - May 14) Mon to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (year-round) Sun 1 - 4:30 pm. Admission charge.



SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 One of Canada’s foremost public galleries, SAAG fosters the work of contemporary visual artists who push the boundaries of their medium. Regularly changing exhibitions are featured in three distinct gallery spaces. Learning programs, film screenings and special events further contribute to local culture. Gift Shop and a Resource Library. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART GALLERY W600, Centre for the Arts, 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 T. 403-329-2666 F. 403-382-7115 The gallery serves the campus community and general public with a permanent collection of more than 13,000 works; by presenting local and touring exhibitions; and by supporting research at all levels through publications and an on-line database. Main Gallery Mon to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Thur till 8:30 pm. Helen Christou Gallery - Level 9 LINC, Daily 8 am - 9 pm. Special activities on website. MEDICINE HAT Commercial Gallery FRAMING AND ART CENTRE 628 2 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0C9 T. 403-527-2600 F. 403-529-9109 Public Galleries CULTURAL CENTRE GALLERY 299 College Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6 T. 403-529-3880 F. 403-504-3554 ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 This is a new home for the Medicine Hat Museum, Art Gallery and Archives, as well as a 700-seat theatre. The gallery accommodates a wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical, regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are often accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Adults - $4, Youth and Student - $3, 6 & Under - Free, Family - $12, Thur Free for all ages. Mon to Fri 10 am 5 pm; Thur till 9 pm; Sat, Sun and Hol noon - 5 pm. OKOTOKS Commercial Gallery ALTITUDE ART & CUSTOM FRAMING 11A Elizabeth St, Okotoks, AB T1S 1B7 T. 403-995-9983 The gallery provides a warm, friendly and relaxed en-

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vironment 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 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 Gallery IS represents local modern and contemporary fine art, in the heart of downtown Red Deer, with a unique variety of media and styles. The gallery features Live Studios with working artists, as well as monthly group and solo exhibits. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. (Extended fall/winter hours.) Cooperative Gallery HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-346-8937 Public Galleries FOUR CORNERS AND PORTHOLE GALLERIES Red Deer College Library, 100 College Blvd, PO Box 5005, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 T. 403-342-3152 RED DEER MUSEUM + ART GALLERY 4525 47A Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 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

Terry Billings, Flash, February 1 to March 13, Chapel Gallery, North Battleford, SK

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canvas, acrylic, 2006. Spanning 30 years, Terry Billings’ artistic career has always addressed the relationship between nature and culture, especially the boundaries between very public forms of understanding of nature and our individual subjective understanding. Invested in exploring the representation of nature through filters such as spectacle and aesthetics, Billings is also well aware of the realities of urban sprawl. Flash, Billings’ new immersive multimedia installation focuses on patterns intrinsic to nature — found in the symmetrical folds of wasps’ nests, and the contemplative ripples on a pond. The patterns reveal the innate energy in each natural form. “The video looks at the microcosms at play in nature,” says Billings, who also teaches studio courses at the University of Saskatchewan, and has spent the past year as an art mentor in North Battleford. “I gather most of the imagery and materials while walking in natural areas in and around the city of Saskatoon.” — Amy Fung look, providing new opportunities for exhibitions and programs. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm, First Fri till 9 pm. VIEWPOINT GALLERY 3827 39 St, City of Red Deer Culture Services Red Deer, AB T4N 0Y6 T. 403-309-4091 WETASKIWIN Commercial Gallery CAELIN ARTWORKS 4728 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0R7 T. 780-352-3519 F. 780-352-6806 Toll Free: 1-888-352-3519


Kelly Richardson’s new three-channel video installation, Erudition, opens on an alien landscape, where lush trees grow out of a wrinkled desert, and move statically in the wind. Opening at Lethbridge’s Southern Alberta Art Gallery January 15 to March 6, the work was created as part of a 2009 residency at SAAG’s Gushul Studio in the Crowsnest Pass. Known for works that populate natural landscapes with eerie special-effects interventions, Richardson has exhibited at the Sundance Film Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian. ABOVE: Kelly Richardson, The Erudition (detail), three-channel video installation, 2010. 76 Galleries West Spring 2011

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Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 Established in 2005, and located one hour south of Moose Jaw, the gallery houses the founder’s diverse private collection of Canadian and international paintings, sculptures and artifacts including several Group of Seven pieces. Periodic recitals, readings, lectures and touring exhibits. Tea room facilities. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, closed public holidays and holiday weekends unless otherwise posted.

Melville, SK S0A 2P0 T. 306-728-4494 MOOSE JAW


Commercial Galleries CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHICS 134 Main Street N Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 3J7 T. 306-692-4449

Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 This public gallery offers a free exchange of ideas and perspectives to reflect the rapidly expanding social and cultural diversity. With the collaboration of provincial and national institutions, the gallery seeks to make contemporary art accessible, meaningful, and vital to diverse audiences of all ages. Tues to Fri 8:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 1 pm - 4 pm.

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

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

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



Commercial Gallery THE HAND WAVE GALLERY Box 145, 409 3 Ave N, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221 Presenting the works of 70 Saskatchewan artists and artisans for 28 years — with changing gallery exhibitions during May through December. Works in fibre, glass, metal, wood and a large selection of clay including Anita Rocamora, Mel Bolen, Charley Farrero and Zane Wilcox. Thur to Mon 11 am - 6 pm; 1-6 pm Oct through Dec; by appt Jan to May; 55 km east of Saskatoon.

Public Galleries ALLEN SAPP GALLERY 1-Railway Ave, PO Box 460 North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1760 F. 306-445-1694 Allen Sapp is the recipient of the Order of Canada among many honours for his paintings depicting the everyday lives of Northern Plains Cree at mid 20th century. Housed in the historic Carnegie Library building, the gallery attracts people from around the world who are passionate about art and First Nations culture. Spring and Summer Daily 11 am - 5 pm; Fall and Winter Wed to Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.

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 MELVILLE Public Gallery GALLERY WORKS AND THE 3RD DIMENSION 800 Prince Edward St PO Box 309

CHAPEL GALLERY 1-891 99 St North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1757 F. 306-445-1009 The Chapel Gallery is a public gallery with special emphases on contemporary, regional and Aboriginal art in all media. It facilitates workshops, mentorship programs and supports the thoughtful reception of art. Proposals from artists, curators and collectives are accepted on an ongoing basis. Jun to Aug: daily noon - 4 pm; Sep to May: Wed to Sun noon - 4 pm.

Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF PRINCE ALBERT 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-953-4814 THE GRACE CAMPBELL GALLERY 125 12 St E, Prince Albert, SK S6V 1B7 T. 306-763-8496 F. 306-763-3816 REGINA Artist-run Gallery NEUTRAL GROUND 203-1856 Scarth St, Regina, SK S4P 2G3 T. 306-522-7166 F. 306-522-5075 Neutral Ground supports contemporary art practices through both presentation and production activities. Its curatorial vision is responsive to its regional milieu in a translocal context. Programming emphasizes the contribution to new and experimental processes and supports inclusion and diversity. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and designated evening performances, openings, screenings. Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2266 Smith St, Regina, SK S4P 2P4 T. 306-522-0997 F. 306-522-5624 NEW LOCATION. Opened in the late 1970s with the goal of establishing a gallery with a strong representation of regionally and nationally recognized artists reflecting a variety of style, subject and medium. The main focus is professional Canadian artists including Allen Sapp, Ted Godwin, W. H. Webb, Brent Laycock, Louise Cook and many more. Tues to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm. MCINTYRE GALLERY 2347 McIntyre S Regina, SK S4P 2S3 T. 306-757-4323 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. MYSTERIA GALLERY 2706 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-522-0080 F. 306-522-5410 Mysteria Gallery is an artist-owned venue for established and emerging local artists. Explore diverse media in a modern context. Experience fine art and fine jewelry in a fresh atmosphere. Mon to Sat noon - 5:30 pm or by appt. NOUVEAU GALLERY 2146 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2T9 T. 306-569-9279 At Nouveau Gallery, formerly the Susan Whitney Gallery, look forward to works by many of Saskatchewan’s most recognized artists, the continuation of the Whitney Gallery’s vision plus a few surprises as Meagan Perreault puts her personal stamp on the new gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, and by appt. TRADITIONS HANDCRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 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

Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF REGINA Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St Regina, SK S4T 3N9 T. 306-522-5940 F. 306-522-5944 Features contemporary art with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. Exhibitions change frequently. Access via 15 Ave and McTavish St. Mon to Thur 1 pm - 5 pm and 6:30 pm - 9 pm. Fri to Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.

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ATHOL MURRAY ARCHIVES & MUSEUM Box 100, Wilcox, SK S0G 5E0 T. 306-732-2080 Extn: 121 F. 306-732-2075 DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311, Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-777-6040 F. 306-949-7264 MACKENZIE ART GALLERY T C Douglas Building, 3475 Albert St Regina, SK S4S 6X6 T. 306-584-4250 F. 306-569-8191 Excellent collection of art from historical to contemporary works by Canadian, American and international artists. Major touring exhibits. Gallery Shop, 175-seat Theatre, Learning Centre and Resource Centre. Corner of Albert St and 23rd Ave, SW corner of Wascana Centre. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur and Fri until 9 pm; Sun and hol 11 am - 5:30 pm. SASKATOON Artist-run Galleries A.K.A. GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-0044 F. 306-652-9924 PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-5502 F. 306-652-9924 Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 Established in 1978, the gallery’s primary emphasis is on senior and mid-career Saskatchewan artists while also representing several established western Canadian painters and overseeing a number of artist estates. Presents a year round exhibition schedule alternating solo and group exhibitions. Centrally located downtown in the Traveller’s Block Annex. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 Represent primarily Saskatchewan artists such as Ches Anderson, Lou Chrones, Alamgir Huque, Caroline James, Cecilia Jurgens, Ken Lonechild, Mary Masters, Duane Panko, Linda Jane Schmid and Regina Seib who create abstract and representational art. Maintain a small collection of Inuit sculpture and estate art. Regular exhibitions. Tues to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. DARRELL BELL GALLERY 317-220 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1 T. 306-955-5701 Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art with an emphasis on professional Saskatchewan artists, including David Alexander, Darrell Bell, Lee Brady, Megan Courtney Broner, Inger deCoursey, Kaija Sanelma Harris, Hans Herold, Ian Rawlinson and various Inuit artists. Media include painting, sculpture, 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

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ROUGE GALLERY 208 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-955-8882 THE STALL GALLERY 105-120 Sonnenschein Way Saskatoon, SK S7M 1M8 T. 306-653-0800



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Keepsakes Gallery La Galerie La Maison des artistes Loch Gallery Mayberry Fine Art Warehouse Artworks Martha Street Studio Medea Gallery

T. 306-966-4208 KENDERDINE ART GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Dr - 2nd level, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-966-4571 F. 306-978-8340

WILLOW STUDIO SASKATOON 148 2 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2B2 T. 306-979-9226 F. 306-979-9227 Willow Studio includes local artists as well as established artists from across Canada in their gallery and design locations in Calgary, Regina and Saskatoon. Artists change from time-to-time with regular mid-month Friday openings. They also show custom-made furniture, unique accessories, and specialty carpets and offer in-home consultations. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

MENDEL ART GALLERY 950 Spadina Cres E Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-975-7610 F. 306-975-7670 The gallery is charged with collecting, exhibiting, and maintaining works of art and the development of public understanding and appreciation of art. Exhibitions of contemporary and historical art by local, national and international artists include those organised by Mendel curators and curatorial consortium members, as well as major touring exhibitions from other Canadian galleries. Daily 9 am - 9 pm. Admission free.

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

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

GORDON SNELGROVE GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4

THE GALLERY AT FRANCES MORRISON LIBRARY 311 23rd Street East, Saskatoon Public Library

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Mennonite Heritage Gallery Nunavut Gallery Inc Piano Nobile Gallery Platform: Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts 20 Video Pool Media Arts Centre

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Plug In Institute PUlse Gallery Wah-Sa Gallery Stoneware Gallery The Edge The Manitoba Museum The Pavilion Gallery Museum Woodlands Gallery

Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6 T. 306-975-7566 F. 306-975-7766 ga.html WANUSKEWIN HERITAGE PARK GALLERY RR #4, Penner Rd, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J7 T. 306-931-6767 F. 306-931-4522 Toll Free: 1-877-547-6546 SWIFT CURRENT Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT 411 Herbert St E, Swift Current, SK S9H 1M5 T. 306-778-2736 F. 306-773-8769 VAL MARIE Commercial Gallery GRASSLANDS GALLERY 1-101 Centre St, PO Box 145 Val Marie, SK S0N 2T0 T. 306-298-7782 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. To Sept 25: Thur to Sat noon - 4 pm or by appointment; see website or call for seasonal hours.

27 Winnipeg Art Gallery 28 Oseredok - Ukrainian Centre 29 Wayne Arthur Gallery

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

MANITOBA GALLERIES BRANDON Commercial Gallery PASIG DESIGNS & ART GALLERY 1009 Princess St, Brandon, MB R7A 0P7 T. 204-740-0792 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.

GLEN P SUTHERLAND GALLERY 2021 Victoria Ave, Brandon University Brandon, MB T. 204-727-9750 Departments/Aboriginal/places/artworks.asp CHURCHILL Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES Box 336, 174 Kelsey Blvd, Churchill, MB R0B 0E0 T. 204-675-2681 F. 204-675-2236 GIMLI Commercial Gallery MERMAID’S KISS GALLERY PO Box 509, 85 Fourth Ave, Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 T. 204-642-7453 Just an hour’s scenic drive north from Winnipeg the gallery presents an eclectic mix of original art in painting, pottery, photography, raku, fibre and jewellery. Established and emerging artists take their inspiration from the lake and surrounding areas. Also offering archival 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 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 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.

URBAN SHAMAN 203 - 290 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-2674 F. 204-944-9577 VIDEO POOL MEDIA ARTS CENTRE 300-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-949-9134 F. 204-942-1555 Commercial Galleries BEAR CREEK GALLERY 847 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0W7 T. 204-668-4550 BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 6-1170 Taylor Ave, Grant Park Festival Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z4 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604 Toll Free: 1-800-822-5840 Specializing in originals, prints, sculptures and bronzes, featuring a large selection of Manitoba and international artists. 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 GALLERY LACOSSE 169 Lilac St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S1 T. 204-284-0726 LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm.

Artist-run Galleries ACEARTINC. 290 McDermot Ave - 2nd Flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-944-9763 F. 204-944-9101 GRAFFITI GALLERY 109 Higgins Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 T. 204-667-9960 F. 204-949-0696

NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 603 Corydon, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0P3 T. 204-478-7233 F. 204-475-7539

PLATFORM: CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC & DIGITAL ARTS 121-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-942-8183 F. 204-942-1555

PULSE GALLERY 25 Forks Market Rd (Johnston Terminal) Winnipeg, MB T. 204-957-7140 Located at the historic Johnston Terminal at the

Elements - fibre - June J.Jacobs Nature Mortes - clay - Anita Rocamora To Be Confirmed For the Love of Critters pastel drawings - Karen Holden Oct - Nov Altered Book Art - paper - Cathryn Miller Nov - Dec Mixed Media - Gallery Artists Mar - Apr May - Jun Jul - Aug Aug - Sep

HAND WAVE GALLERY 409 3rd Avenue, MEACHAM SK Only 55 km east of Saskatoon

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DOROTHY KNOWLES Land Marks a stunning survey featuring one of Canada’s great landscape painters until January 31

TERRY BILLINGS Flash an immersive installation with video, audio recordings and diverse media February 1 – March 15

RIGMORE CLARKE AND DOROTHY SCHMIDT Joy of the Land landscapes inspired by solitude and traditional teachings March 16 – April 30 890 - 99 St #1 North Battleford SK S9A 2Y6 306-445-1757

MARTHA STREET STUDIO 11 Martha St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2 T. 204-779-6253 F. 204-944-1804 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 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.


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

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It’s obvious that Shirley Elias had her original creative inspiration in the world of music. A former concert pianist who now blends both artistic worlds (her paintings are collected by some of Canada’s most accomplished musicians), Elias’ paintings swirl with colour and motion. She describes how she “follows” the movement of colour across the canvas, in the same way the ear follows a line of music. “As a pianist, my performances were about connecting with an audience from the stage, using colours of sound within a structured musical framework,” she says. “My work as a painter is based on a similar principle.” Elias will have solo shows February 12 to 28 at Webster Gallery, Calgary and April 28 to May 28 at Birchwood Gallery in Winnipeg. ABOVE: Shirley Elias, Virtuosity, acrylic on canvas, 40" X 30". Forks, Pulse Gallery showcases the wealth of Manitoba’s talented artists and artisans with a modern twist. Colour is the star in this gallery. Art can stimulate; art can inspire; art can ignite. Daily year round 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment. WAH-SA GALLERY 130-25 Forks Market Road Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 T. 204-942-5121 F. 204-888-3140 WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 A Winnipeg fixture for more than 25 years, the gallery presents original art, in a variety of media, mainly from Manitoba artists. They also offer limited edition prints and reproductions along with a major framing facility. Mon to Thur 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat to 5 pm. WAYNE ARTHUR GALLERY 186 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G3 T. 204-477-5249 Artist Wayne Arthur and wife Bev Morton opened the Wayne Arthur Sculpture & Craft Gallery in 1995. After Wayne passed away, Bev moved the gallery to Winnipeg and together with new husband, Robert MacLellan, has run the Wayne Arthur Gallery since 2002. Some of Wayne’s drawings are available for purchase as well as the creations of more than 60 Manitoba artists, working in painting, print-making, mixed media, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, glass and photography. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. WOODLANDS GALLERY 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E2 T. 204-947-0700 F. 204-488-3306 Cooperative Galleries KEEPSAKES GALLERY 264 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 T. 204-943-2446 MEDEA GALLERY 132 Osborne St in The Village Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Y3 T. 204-453-1115 This artist-run cooperative was established in 1976, and features traditional and contemporary original fine art by Manitoba artists, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, intaglio and serigraph prints, ceramics, sculpture and photog-

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raphy. Rental plan and gift certificates available. Open Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm 4pm. OUTWORKS ART GALLERY 290 McDermot Ave, 3rd flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-949-0274 STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 Public Galleries BUHLER GALLERY St Boniface General Hospital, 409 Tache Ave Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 T. 204-237-2309 EDGE ARTIST VILLAGE AND GALLERY 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1 T. 204-479-4551

PIANO NOBILE GALLERY 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB T. 204-489-2850 PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 460 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0E8 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663 THE MANITOBA MUSEUM 190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 T. 204-956-2830 F. 204-942-3679 THE PAVILION GALLERY MUSEUM 55 Pavilion Cres, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 T. 204-927-6002 Toll Free: 1-877-927-6006 pavilion-gallery-museum UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave East Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 T. 204-942-0218 F. 204-943-2857 WINNIPEG ART GALLERY 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1 T. 204-786-6641 Manitoba’s premiere public gallery founded in 1912, has nine galleries of contemporary and historical art with an emphasis on work by Manitoba artists. Rooftop restaurant, gift shop. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Thurs til 9 pm. WINNIPEG BEACH Commercial Gallery FISHFLY GALLERY 18 Main St, Winnipeg Beach, MB R0C 3G0 T. 204-389-5661

INUVIK Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES INUVIK Box 2398, 115 Mackenzie Rd, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 T. 867-777-2786 F. 867-777-4430 WHITEHORSE Commercial Gallery COPPER MOON GALLERY 3 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 Cooperative Galleries YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK COOPERATIVE 200-120 Industrial Rd Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2T9 T. 867-393-4848 Public Gallery YUKON ARTS CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY 300 College Dr, PO Box 16 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9 T. 867-667-8485 YELLOWKNIFE Commercial Gallery BIRCHWOOD GALLERY 26-4910 50 Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5 T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375 Locally owned and operated, Birchwood Gallery presents contemporary works from well-known and respected artists from across Canada in an enticingly visual yet calming atmosphere. Committed to supporting and contributing to the arts and culture of Yellowknife, Birchwood frequently schedules work presentations by their artists throughout the year. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 6 pm.


Cooperative Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES YELLOWKNIFE Box 935, 4801 Franklin Avenue Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7 T. 867-873-5944 F. 867-873-9224

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

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


GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134 GALLERY ONE ONE ONE Main Floor, Fitzgerald Building, School of Art, UofM Fort Garry Campus Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 F. 204-474-7605 galleryoneoneone/info111.html LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 boul. Provencher, St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 LA MAISON DES ARTISTES VISUELS FRANCOPHONES INC. 219, boul. Provencher Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-5074 MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675

Part crafter, part fine artist, painter, installation artist and performer, Kristin Nelson takes a subjective look at pop culture and fringe communities in her show My Life With Pamela Anderson and other works at Winnipeg’s aceart March 3 to April 8. Incorporating everything from printmaking to yarn art, the show is a full compendium of Nelson’s prolific body of work. ABOVE: Kristin Nelson, Kristin and Pamela, Fall, pigment on photo rag, 2010.

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IRMA SOLTONOVICH URBANART STUDIO Victoria, BC T. 250-812-2705 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. KAMILA & NEL ART GALLERY 768 Menawood Pl, Victoria, BC V8Y 2Z6 T. 250-294-5711 Interested in commissioning an experienced and internationally-recognized artist to create an ageless fine art gift? Portraits, architecture, animals, landscapes and any other subject of interest to you could be captured and transformed in a creative way. Paintings can be done from photos or a session arranged at the studio. VIRGINIA BOULAY - STUDIO Calgary, AB T. 403-242-4628 Noted for her spirited desire to connect with the land and the resulting strong and vibrant landscapes, Boulay says the start of every painting finds her deeply engaged with nature. Detailed graphite sketches are developed which later evolve into finished works (primarily acrylic on canvas), in her Calgary home/studio. Originals and giclée reproductions are available and commissions welcome.


12TH ANNUAL LACOMBE ART EXHIBIT AND SALE, APRIL 15 - 17, 2011 Lacombe Memorial Centre 5214 50 Ave, Lacombe, AB T. 403-782-1258 ntent&task=view&id=695&Itemid=183 This juried show is a landmark on the Central Alberta cultural scene, with the works of more than 60 artists, featuring Dean Miller. Artists are encouraged to download the “CALL TO ENTRY” form on the website — before Feb 28, 2011 — to participate in this unique opportunity to show their work. Fine food and music. Admission $3/person, 12 & Under Free. Fri 1 pm - 8 pm; Sat 11 am - 5 pm; Sun 11 am - 4 pm.


LEVIS FINE ART AUCTIONS, APPRAISALS & ART STORAGE 1739 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0K1 T. 403-541-9099 From a single item to a complete collection, Levis can safely store artwork. The company offers professional and knowledgeable staff, a safe and confidential environment, a thorough security system, controlled temperature and constant on-site presence. Costs are based on a rate of $10.00 per cubic foot per month. For larger collections volume rates are available. PETER S BLUNDELL - APPRAISALS PO Box 6, Vernon, BC V1T 6M1 T. 250-542-4540 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.


CANADIAN ART AUCTION 1184 Oxford Street, White Rock, BC V4B 3P6 T. 604-536-3049 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. HODGINS ART AUCTIONS LTD 5240 1A St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J1 T. 403-252-4362 F. 403-259-3682 Hodgins is one of western Canada’s largest and longest running auction companies dedicated to quality fine art. They hold catalogued auctions of Canadian and international fine art every May and November. In addition, appraisal services are offered for estate settlement, insurance, matrimonial division and other purposes. Individual and corporate consignments of artworks for sale are always welcome. LANDO ART AUCTIONS 11130 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 F. 780-990-1153 They hold a minimum of three catalogued auctions a year of Canadian and international fine art. Individual and corporate consignments welcome. Appraisals for insurance, donation, estate settlement, family division and other purposes. Call or email for a confidential appointment. Mon to Fri 10 am 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt.


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


FRAME BY FRAME 1060 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R9 T. 604-568-6596 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 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 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, giclÈes 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.


GALLERYSOFT INC 10 Oak Ridge Drive, Georgetown, ON L7G 5G6 T. 905-877-8713 F. 905-877-4811 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 either a Mac or PC. Adding a GallerySoft Supported Website allows all gallery art to be added to the gallery website directly from GallerySoft.


ON THE LEVEL ART INSTALLATIONS T. 403-263-7226 A fully insured, full service fine arts handling company with 28 years experience providing consulting, design and installation service in western Canada.


ART IN CANADA T. 403-336-1313 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.


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


ART-MASTERS.NET 1608 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1M5 T. 403-229-2953 Specializing in professional, archival, custom giclée 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.


steps of production are done inside their factory. The full range of products may be previewed online and are available through most fine art dealers and framers. INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 1006 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 Store claims best selection and prices in Calgary on pre-stretched canvas and canvas on the roll. Golden Acrylics and Mediums with everyday prices below retail. Volume discounts on the complete selection of Stevenson Oils, Acrylics and Mediums. Other name-brand materials, brushes, drawing supplies, easels, an extensive selection of paper and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 132 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 403-283-2288 Fine art supplies featuring Winsor & Newton, Golden, Liquitex, Maimeri and other quality products, as well as friendly, knowledgeable advice. Books, magazines, and art class information. Custom canvas service — all sizes and types of canvas, including linen. Senior, student and professional discounts. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur till 8 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. MONA LISA ARTISTS’ MATERIALS 1518 7 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1A7 T. 403-228-3618 Welcome to one of Western Canada’s largest fine art supply retailers. Established in 1959, Mona Lisa provides excellent customer service combined with a broad spectrum of products and technical knowledge. Clients from beginner to professional, find everything they need to achieve their artistic goals. Volume discounts and full-time student and senior discounts available. Mon - Fri 8 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES T. 604-435-9991 F. 604-435-9941 Toll Free: 1-800-663-6953 Opus has stores in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, North Vancouver, and Langley, plus online shopping and mail order service. They offer an extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies. Check them out online, or drop by for some inspiration. They also produce an e-newsletter full of sales, art news and articles, and provide ‘how 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 Located in downtown Calgary, Studio Todorovic carries Copic sketch markers (full selection), sketchbooks, J. Herbin calligraphy inks, Brause nibs, FaberCastell products, Moleskine, Rhodia, Golden acrylics & mediums, M. Graham oils & watercolours, Gotrick canvas and more. Most prices below retail. Student discounts with ID. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 6 pm.

ARTISTS EMPORIUM 1610 St James St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2 T. 204-772-2421 A Canadian based company supplying highest quality products since 1977 with over 100,000 items offered in a 12,000 square feet retail space. The funfriendly 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 Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Fri til 9 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

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

CLASSIC GALLERY FRAMING INC 3376 Sexsmith Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 7S5 T. 250-765-6116 F. 250-765-6117 Toll Free: 1-800-892-8855 High quality mouldings, liners and liner profiles are produced by utilizing the most efficient manufacturing processes combined with the care and detail that comes with creating handcrafted products. All

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PAT(1961 KEENAN – 2010)

Pat Keenan, Big Miller, bronze H19" x 9" x 10".


n the mid-90s, Calgary sculptor Pat Keenan was approached by one of the city’s oilmen to create a unique piece. The man wanted all his poker buddies — a group of the most powerful men in the city — to be sculpted at their regular game. He also wanted it to be kept a secret until its unveiling. Each of the oilmen was invited to come down to Webster Galleries for what they were told was just a dignified photography session, but Keenan, the photographer’s “assistant” was taking meticulous notes of their expressions, their clothing, their mannerisms. Almost nobody noticed that Keenan was in the room. About four months later, when all the oilmen gathered at Webster for the

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unveiling (of what they still thought was a series of photographed portraits), gallerist John Webster recalls the first reaction at the detailed sculpture, now called The Choirboys. “They all stood around swearing for about half an hour, and then they all started to laugh.” The sculpture has since been installed in the Calgary Petroleum Club. It’s a typical story of what Webster calls the Keenanization of hundreds of people through commissions, and through the artist’s particular interests. Born in Calgary, where he lived all his life, Keenan began as a sculptor early, helping his mother Gwen Hughes, who has also had a long career as a figurative clay sculptor. He worked his way through the Alberta College of Art + Design with a regular job, but continued to create his own pieces while he was at school. By the time he graduated in 1988, he had enough for a small show in the lobby of a Calgary office building. Hughes invited her friend Webster to have a look at the work. “There were no prices on them,” Webster recalls. “I went around and put prices on them, and people were milling around, nobody was buying anything. So I went in there and said ‘I’ll take that one, that one, and that one.’ People took notice.” Webster invited Keenan to bring his unsold work down to the gallery, and he became his first dealer. The first works were mostly folksy and humourous, similar to a few of the pieces of Keenan’s still available, but as he expanded his reach, and took on galleries in the United States, he started to get more commissions. Getting representation at a gallery in New Orleans (“which has since gone in the flood” as Webster says), Keenan was asked to start making figurative sculptures of blues musicians. “There was always music on in the studio,” Webster says. “And he was able to start making figures of the musicians he really liked.” From there, he took on commissions, completing more than 700 individual figures before he died suddenly of a cardiac arrest last June. Collectors would come to him to have their entire families rendered in clay — Webster recalls one extended family of 15, all getting Keenanized. He continued to create stars like B.B. King, and the characters he saw in his mind, detailed portraits of oddballs and outcasts going about their ordinary lives. Occasionally, his work would touch the well-known people he sculpted. Webster recalls the great jazz singer Big Miller, then living in Edmonton, coming in to the gallery to see this work, which was based on a figure originally commissioned for the collection of the Government of Alberta. “He was a large man. He walked in the door sideways,” he says. “And he sat down on one of the new chairs I had just bought for the gallery, and I heard it pop.” Miller loved the work, exclaiming over and over “Ain’t that something!” For Webster, his pleasure was typical of the reaction Keenan regularly sparked. “Everybody loved him,” he says. “He was calm, a little bit funny, and very talented. A genuine Alberta artist.” — Jill Sawyer


Leslie Poole, STANLEY PARK / SUNSET” - 1988, acrylic/canvas, 60” x 80”


February 2011 CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE, group show featuring paintings by Barbara Ballachey, Jim Davies and David Alexander

March 3 – April 2 LESLIE POOLE – A Look Into a Forty Year Career Opening reception with the artist: Thursday, March 3, 5 :30 - 8 PM

April 14 – 30 GRAD SHOW – University of Calgary BFA graduating class Opening reception with the artists: Thursday, April 14, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

816 11 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 403-263-4346 • Location of the


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