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Public art takes root Torode gifts Calgary with works by Steve Tobin, Jeff de Boer

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art works, one by an international sculptor, and another by a well-respected local artist. Following on Torode’s sponsorship of Dennis Oppenheim’s Device to Root out Evil, and Micah Lexier’s $1-million commission for a large-scale piece in the city’s Victoria Park neighbourhood, the company has announced new public works by sculptor Steve Tobin and local metal artist Jeff de Boer. Tobin has sculpted one of his signature root works (his piece Trinity Root in New York memorializes the events of 9/11, a stylized conception of the roots of a huge sycamore toppled in the World Trade Centre collapse). The 24-foot-high carbon steel Calgary Root will be centred at the intersection of 8 Avenue and 8 Street SW, where Torode will open its new corporate offices. Further east, by the company’s Hotel Arts, de Boer’s Light the Universe and Everything is an 18-foot sphere that glows with a light show. Best-known for his intricate and whimsical narrative-heavy metalworks, de Boer’s public work includes pieces at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Calgary Airport. 12 Galleries West Spring 2009

Urban Shaman names new director — Winnipeg’s Urban Shaman Gallery has named artist and arts administrator K.C. Adams its new director, taking over from Steve Loft, who left to become curator-inresidence at the National Gallery of Canada. Adams’ work as an artist has been seen in solo and group shows in galleries including the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, the Confederation Art Gallery in Charlottetown, and the Art Gallery of Alberta, and has been acquired into the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. She has previously worked as program coordinator at Urban Shaman, and has worked as an administrator at Winnipeg’s Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, and as a mentor for Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art. An artistrun centre with a focus on Aboriginal art, Urban Shaman presents gallery exhibitions in all contemporary media, along with talks, film series, and online projects. Alberta reviewers partner with San Francisco site — Organized by Calgary-based curators Nicole Burisch and Anthea Black, Truck Gallery recently launched the Alberta art review site shotgun-review. ca, a partnership with a similar site based out of San Francisco and covering shows and exhibitions in the Bay Area. A lineup of news and views from public galleries and artist-run spaces around the province, the new site also reviews public talks and conferences with a focus on contemporary art. www.gallerieswest.ca


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The proposed new Prairie Art

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An Exhibition Of New Paintings March 28 - April 9, 2009

Update: The Prairie Art Gallery

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hen the roof and the walls of the historic Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta collapsed under heavy snow on March 19, 2007, the art community in the region was left homeless. Not so the art itself. In the days and weeks that followed the disaster, gallery staff slowly and meticulously rescued the entire permanent collection from the ruins of the building. At the time, plans were already underway to build a $7-million extension to the gallery. In response to the collapse, the western wall of the new building was redesigned where it would have joined the pre-existing structure, and for now, there is a temporary wall in place making the “extension” into a self-contained unit. This new 6000-square-foot gallery space will open in April. The fate of the collapsed structure is still unresolved. Built in 1929, it was both a local historic landmark and an integral element in the design of the new facility. Uncertainty about whether the building could be safely restored led the City of Grande Prairie, which owns the site, to consider demolishing it. More recent studies have indicated that it can be repaired, and demolition now seems unlikely. Even as the physical walls of the new structure have been going up, bringing walls down has become something of a prevailing metaphor for gallery executive director and curator Robert Steven. In the absence of a bricks-and-mortar facility, Steven and his staff have had to reconsider their role and the potential for reaching the public in previously untried ways. They have re-launched the gallery’s website, with blog-style communications and web-based art. They have held exhibitions outdoors, transforming downtown storefronts and walls into showcases and screens for video art. They hosted an art event in a tent at a summer street festival, showed art in a log cabin in a busy park, and ramped up their publishing schedule. In taking art outside of the confines of gallery walls, Steven believes he has been reaching a whole new clientele. At the same time, longstanding community support, which rallied at the time of the collapse in 2007, has remained strong. Through the contributions of regional artists, public and private organizations, and three levels of government, the Prairie Art Gallery is once again showing art on its walls. — Wendy Stefansson www.gallerieswest.ca

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2008 Sobey Art Award Vancouver artist wins $50,000 prize

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New director takes helm at National Gallery of Canada — Expect a renewed focus on contemporary Canadian art at Ottawa’s National Gallery of Canada with the appointment of Marc Mayer as director. Director general of the Musée d’art contemporain in Montreal for the past four years, Mayer put a focus on acquisitions and planning exhibitions for seminal Canadian artists of the late 20th century. Formerly head of visual art in the cultural services section of the Canadian Embassy in Paris, Mayer has held positions at galleries including the Brooklyn Museum, and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto.

Above: Artist Tim Lee. Below: Tim Lee, My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)/ Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black), Neil

Manitoba to swap artists with the Maritimes — The Manitoba Arts Council has announced a new program partnership with the New Brunswick Arts Board, for artists to travel between the two provinces for creative residencies. The program will cover up to $10,000 for a oneto three-month residency, and will create an annual exchange between the two provinces, in artistic disciplines including visual and media arts, and literary and performing arts. Judith Flynn, chair of the Manitoba Arts Council, adds that preference for the first two years of the program will be given to applicants of Francophone descent “in accordance with our ongoing commitment to fostering the extremely strong and vibrant artistic and cultural Francophone community in Manitoba.” Vancouver Museum endows cultural scholar series — The Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver has launched a new series for visiting senior scholars that will enrich the city in scholarship 14 Galleries West Spring 2009

Young, 1979, C-print 2007, two parts: 88" x 64" each. Courtesy Cohan and Leslie, New York; Lisson Gallery, London; Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne.

im Lee, a Vancouver-based artist working in photography, video, and sculpture, has won the 2008 Sobey Art Award, one of Canada’s premier awards for young artists. Given annually to an artist 40 years old or younger, the award comes with a $50,000 prize. Tim Lee has said his influences range from Johann Sebastian Bach to Dan Graham to Ted Williams – he works in reconstructing creative histories that begin in the past and extend into an imagined future. The assessment of the Sobey’s Curatorial Panel was that Lee’s work “brings together formalism and conceptualism; its visual impact always exceeding the multiple levels that go into it.” After recent solo shows at London’s Hayward Gallery and the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, Lee will participate in the upcoming Biennale of Sydney in Australia. Long list and short list artists are chosen each year by a panel of curators from across Canada. In 2008, the panel included Gemey Kelly of the Owens Art Gallery in Sackville, NB, Nathalie de Blois of the Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, David Moos of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Anthony Kiendl of Winnipeg’s Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, and Scott Watson of the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery at the University of British Columbia.

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

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matched with $25,000 each from the University of British Columbia and the museum itself. The program will bring key international researchers and thinkers to Vancouver for study in structural or symbolic anthropology, mythology,

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first impressions North America, and visited UBC twice in the early 1970s. Emily Carr homeless shelters homeless — In early December, the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver found itself in an unusual situation. Third-year industrial design students had debuted Homes for Less in October, a creative answer to the problem of homelessness in lower mainland B.C. Designed in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Advanced Wood Processing program, the end result was a collection of small homes that could be set up anywhere in the province. Built for less than $1,500 each, the homes are pre-fabricated in componenets, many of them made of recycled materials, and can be assembled easily. They’re designed to accommodate one person, and were created with the input of homeless people, and directors of shelters and support agencies. Each one has 64 square feet of living space, plus a sleeping loft (washrooms are extra), and two of the shelters can fit in one standard parking space. "The main objective of this project was to construct an experience about the reality of homelessness that would connect with people more than the statistics we keep seeing — and get more of us talking about real solutions," Emily Carr associate professor Christian Blyt said about the project. The homes were set up on Granville Island, close to the University buildings, but by mid-December, despite interest piqued among several lower mainland municipalities, the shelters didn’t have a post-exhibition home. At press time, Emily Carr was trying to find takers for the innovative, low-cost units. 16 Galleries West Spring 2009

Who is Lady X? Mystery painter attracts a crowd...again

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hree years ago while assessing some historical paintings at the home of a Salt Spring Island neighbour, Ian Sigvaldason noticed many other canvases turned to face the walls of the room. When the woman admitted they were her own, the owner of Salt Spring’s Pegagus Gallery asked if he could take a look at them. His first look was memorable — oil and gesso paintings with a “pure form of naivety, passion and story-telling ability that you don’t find in a lot of art.” It took Sigvaldason an hour to convince the painter that the work had value, and another hour to persuade her that others might think so, too. He took some of them back to his gallery that night, lined them up against the walls, and knew he wanted a show. The artist agreed, on the condition that she remain anonymous. “She didn’t think they were any good and she was retired,” Sigvaldason recalls. In the fall of 2006, Lady X had her first show at Pegasus. Word Lady X, The Picnic, oil on about the mysterious artist had spread, and during a pre-sale, half of canvas, 2006, 40" X 30". the 24 paintings sold. Within two hours of the opening, the rest of them went as well. “Everybody who saw one said they had to have one,” Sigvaldason says. He attributes their appeal to the artist’s ability to capture “pure emotion” in everyday situations. With influences of Chagall, Picasso and Matisse, the dreamlike, layered paintings have a unique style honed over 40 to 50 years of working in solitude. A year and a half later the self-taught artist, now in her 70s, had produced another set of paintings, so Sigvaldason scheduled a show for August, 2008, without a pre-sale. People started lining up at 7:30 a.m., and after the show opened at 10, all the paintings were sold in 20 minutes to the first 21 people through the door, a wide-cross section of collectors. “There were people who didn’t get one and they were making offers to the others. It was a mad house.” Offers also came from galleries across Canada and from New York to purchase the collection, “whatever the price.” Sigvaldason hasn’t set a date yet for another show, but he’s confident Lady X’s paintings, when they arrive, will draw crowds again. — Lorraine Gane

Audain endowment boosts Vancouver Art Gallery collection — Young British Columbia artists will benefit from a generous new fund endowed by Vancouver arts patron Michael Audain. Presented to the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) last fall, the $2-million Audain Emerging Artists Acquisition Fund becomes the most significant endowment of its kind in Canada. Established by the

Audain Foundation, the fund will support acquiring works by B.C. artists 35 years old and younger, who have not yet had a solo exhibition in a major public gallery, but have shown great potential. The donation boosts the endowment of the Vancouver Art Gallery Foundation to $9.3 million. In announcing the new fund, VAG director Kathleen Bartels also announced that

the Gallery’s first Audain Emerging Artists acquisition would be Mark Soo’s photobased work That’s That’s Alright Alright Mama Mama (2008). “British Columbia’s young artists produce some of the most exciting work in the world,” she said. “Acquiring work by emerging artists is a major element of our collection’s mandate and with this generous gift from the Audain Foundation we will be able to www.gallerieswest.ca


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same year, Cardiff’s Forty Part Motet was awarded the Millennium Prize by the National Gallery. Their tandem work has been presented at contemporary art spaces around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern in London. Their 2008 work A Murder of Crows was presented at the Sydney Biennale in Australia. Created in 2006 in honour of the late Right Honourable Ramon Hnatyshyn, former Governor General of Canada, the Visual Arts Award recognizes Canadian mid-career artists and curators. The 2008 award was juried by a cross-Canada panel of artists, curators and gallerists, including Christina Ritchie of the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, the Glenbow Museum’s Jeffrey Spalding, Louise Dompierre of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Marc Mayer of the Musée d’art contemporain in Montreal, and Newfoundland artist Marlene Creates. In choosing Cardiff and Bures Miller, the jury said “their poetic, multifaceted exhibitions have moved and influenced a number of generations of art makers across Canada and throughout the world. Their intelligent, thoughtful and emotionally moving art embraces our human frailty through a mix of genres: film noir, sci fi, experimental film. Their use of binaural “surround sound” and haunting music creates enchanting immersive experiences.” The jury also gave a $15,000 curatorial award to Barbara Fischer of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto's Hart House (see page 44).

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pursue it more aggressively than ever.” The Fund builds on a $2-million endowment from the Audain Foundation in 2004 to create the VAG’s position of Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, and follows on Audain-funded acquisitions of works by seminal B.C. artists including Jeff Wall, Brian Jungen, Marianne Nicolson, and Takao Tanabe. Audain was reappointed to the Gallery’s Board of Trustees in 2007, and is also currently a trustee of the National Gallery of Canada.

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A sampling of art and artists exhibiting in the West this season

From March 7 to May 31, the Winnipeg Art Gallery presents a retrospective of work by historic Manitoba painter Lionel Lemoine FitzGerald, curated by University of Manitoba professor of art history Dr. Marilyn Baker. This comprehensive exhibition brings together paintings, commercial work and ephemera from Fitzgerald’s acclaimed career in the first half of the 20th century, and puts it in the context of students and peers like Emily Carr and the Group of Seven. LEFT: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, Untitled (Poplars), oil on canvas, 1929. Collection of The Winnipeg Art Gallery. Acquired in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold O. Brigden.

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ELIZABETH WILTZEN ALBERTA: Faces of Peru, March 21 to April 19, Gibson Fine Art, Calgary

Lionel Fitzgerald .........18 Elizabeth Wiltzen.........18 Galen Felde .................20 Michael Levin ..............20 Armand Vallée .............20 Lyndal Osborne ...........22 Edward Epp.................23 Yuri Arajs .....................23 Hysteria . .....................24 Leslie Poole..................25 Darrell Underschultz ....25 Sylvain Tremblay ..........26 Marten Berkman .........27 W.H. Webb ..................27

An avid backcountry hiker, Elizabeth Wiltzen has left the Rocky Mountains to explore the people and places of Peru. Wiltzen recently spent a month touring and hiking the South American country, moving from the city to the rugged trails up in the Andes. The exotic faces, street scenes, colours and geography compelled her to tackle the unique cultural and physical landscapes. “I was really jazzed by how visually different they are, from every level,” she says. “I was intrigued by them and felt excited about doing something new.” The Canmore-based artist isn’t changing her style so much as shaking it up and invigorating herself through the exploration of new themes. She’s best known for her intimate oil mountain landscapes, inviting the viewer to experience the weighty silence of a snowed-in mountain pool, or the sheen of sun off a fir-lined lake. Wiltzen also recently started experimenting with urban themes by participating in an on-line project by an American artist to interpret posted photographs. — Dina O’Meara Represented by: Gibson Fine Art, Calgary; The Avens Gallery, Canmore; The Artym Gallery, Invemere BC.

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previews and profiles GALEN FELDE BRITISH COLUMBIA: This Brief Dance, February 12 to March 14, Bellevue Gallery, West Vancouver

Blurred trees dissolving into the background, a bird figure, mesh wire, a telephone pole. These are elements in Galen Felde’s latest canvases, a continuation of her examination of our relatively brief time here, and our difficult relationship with nature. Or at least, that’s one interpretation. “I don’t like to be didactic about my work,” Felde says from her Vancouver eastside studio. “Although I have a fairly specific intention when I create a painting, I prefer to let people decide what they’re seeing.” Felde uses urban imagery and natural elements to engage ideas of identity and context, who we are and where we live. “The work is [about] the place we live and an attempt to bring us into the moment — to be thoughtful but also to enjoy it.” She mixes the human and the natural in a continuing fascination with crows. Felde sees representations of people in the birds, and their attraction to urban environments. “The crow imagery I use is intended to describe a contradiction in humans. We come from nature, but seem to end up so far from it.” — Beverly Cramp Galen Felde is represented by: Bellevue Gallery, West Vancouver

Galen Felde, Sleepwalker, acrylic on wood panel 21" X 46"

Calgary’s Weiss Gallery presents an exhibition of lush black and white photographs by Vancouver-based artist Michael Levin. Playing with the elusive tonal qualities of light and water, he gives built and natural worlds a smooth, otherworldly glow that makes them at once hyperreal and abstract. Weiss Gallery will feature his work February 5 to March 7 as part of the Exposure: Banff / Calgary Photography Festival. ABOVE: Michael Levin, Black Sun, c-print, 2007, 34" X 34".

On May 16, the Artym Gallery in Invermere, BC, will open a comprehensive exhibition of works by senior artist Armand Vallée to coincide with the launch of the artist’s eponymous biography and retrospective of work. Originally from Austria, he emigrated to Calgary in the 1950s, working and painting in Canada before moving to the United States. His portraits, cityscapes and landscapes, spanning more than 50 years of work, show a decisive evolution into a strong, singular style. LEFT: Armand Vallée, Northern Spring, oil on canvas, 1987, 18” X 24”. 20 Galleries West Spring 2009

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Introducing New Artists — FEBRUARY 2009

Tim MERRETT Janice MASON STEEVES Robert MARCHESSAULT

Teresa CULLEN

Karen YURKOVICH Carmelo BLANDINO

Ysabel LEMAY

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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Ornamenta, March 13 to May 3, Penticton Art Gallery

By Amy Fung Curated by Linda Jansma and Virginia Eichhorn, Ornamenta brings together two significant installations by Edmonton-based artist Lyndal Osborne. An ecology of biodiversity surfaces as a unifying theme between Garden (2005) and Archipelago (2008) — both underscore Osborne’s meticulously detailed craftsmanship with a multitude of treated organic materials. Since her career began four decades ago, Osborne’s collection of organic objects has progressively permeated her body of work. Advancing from the straightforward presentation of Tableaux For Transformation (1998), a meditation on collection and nonhierarchical systems of being, Ornamenta strikes the viewer as inherently ecopolitical. She elevates her collection of grapefruit skins, dried sunflower stalks, and upturned roots beyond their essence and productive functions, and her rearrangements become an expressive encounter. In Garden, a central patch of upturned annual indigenous roots have been treated in bright pinks and greens, colours that for Osborne best represent the growing climate in Australia and Canada. Rendering visible the harvested roots,

which have sprouted from seed to plant to death, Osborne invites the viewer to look and think beyond the life of a plant, and appreciate the dead roots as central to the ongoing cycle of growth. Acknowledging her mother’s gift and passion for gardening as the direct influence for her own interest, Osborne’s real-life gardens are a visual cacophony of healthy, self-sustaining perennials grown wild in rhythmic chaos. Cherishing the plants in life and in death by collecting and incorporating her own dried foliage, Osborne’s work affirms that the worth of seeds and roots does not end once the productive function has been completed. The natural cycles of life from seed to root to plant and back to seed have an intrinsic value, a value being threatened by research-driven advances in biotechnology, a field that fascinates Osborne and prompts her to question its accountability within the grand ecological order of nature. Expanding beyond the hyperreal urban backyard in Garden, Archipelago simulates 16 modified cell structures along a metaphoric North Saskatchewan River. Osborne has been interested in the international debate of labeling genetically modified foods — biotechnology produces research-driven organisms by concentrating and injecting the most productive genes from a diverse variation of organisms into homogenous superseeds. The long-term effects of a single superseed on human consumption have yet to be accounted for in terms of long-term human and ecological health, and Osborne is asking questions now — how will GMOs adapt to infestation, bush fires, and other ecological cycles that reinvigorate natural diversity. Flowing throughout the exhibition alongside the 16 altered pods and laboratory apparatus, the North Saskatchewan River shines in contrast as an open-ended life source filled with unaltered biodiversity. Running close to Osborne’s own home and acreage, the strength of a healthy river stands as symbol of sustainable ecology that intertwines both art and life. The diversity of materials culled from Osborne’s own land, and visible throughout Ornamenta, strives for an awareness of our ecological responsibilities to respect nature’s self-sustaining rhythms. Osborne’s metaphorical gardens and cell pods act as warnings to the irrevocable damage our unheeded technological breakthroughs can bring if we as consumers and as a generation do not become more aware. Disrupting a natural order through the proliferation of GMOs, the concern of biotechnology is not restricted to the single issue between humans and nature, but as demonstrated in Ornamenta, rests between diversity and the earth. Following its exhibition at the Penticton Art Gallery, Ornamenta will travel to Edmonton’s Harcourt House Gallery, the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, and the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre in Medicine Hat through late 2010.

ABOVE: Lyndal Osborne, Archipelago (detail), sunflower stalks and grapefruit skins chine colle with lithograph drawings or painted, wire, glass beads, DNA model connectors, laboratory glassware, metal caps and Bunsen burners, sea balls, seed pods, Sculpey, silicone rubber, resin, papier mache, paint and dye. 2008, dimensions variable. RIGHT: Lyndal Osborne, Garden, mixed media installation: sunflower, beans, PHOTO: HUTCH HUTCHINSON

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previews and profiles EDWARD EPP BRITISH COLUMBIA: Mystic North, March, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver

Among the most scenic corners of Canada, the northwest coast of British Columbia, where the city of Prince Rupert occupies a series of forested hills at the mouth of the Skeena River, presents an endless supply of inspiration for a painter. Based in Prince Rupert, landscape painter Edward Epp has taken in the grand Edward Epp, Autumn Sky, scenery, with its heavy storms, soaring Skeena - West of Terrace, acrylic conifers, and ancient cultural heritage, on canvas, 2006, 56" X 71". and given it an abstract, colour-washed quality. By blurring the lines, he emphasizes the spirit and culture of the region, the mystical timelessness of that coastal world. “The mystical side of nature was an important feature to many early modernists, including our own Emily Carr, yet the expression of such spiritual concerns in art has become less fashionable in recent times,” says the Marion Scott Gallery’s Robert Kardosh. “Epp is a contemporary artist who still senses the importance and ongoing relevance of the spiritual side of human existence.” Originally from Saskatoon, Epp has been painting for more than 20 years in northwestern BC, occasionally venturing up to the arctic, where he has painted with a plein air technique, capturing the immediacy of the scene in front of him, even for oversized canvases. He travels to the remote reaches of the Kitimat River Valley, and to the remnants of Haida culture on Haida Gwaii, and to the working port of his home city, creating a bold sense of a moment in time, layered with multiple meanings. — Jill Sawyer Represented by: Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver; Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton; Summit Gallery, Calgary; Odin Gallery, Vernon, BC

“an unstrained expression of emotion”

Red Flowers by Elena Ilku

YURI ARAJS BRITISH COLUMBIA: Untitled (Weather), May 28 to June 20, View Gallery, Victoria

Yuri Arajs calls himself a landscape painter, though many would disagree with him. As a minimalist who occasionally likes to use text in his work, he says people who look at his paintings often don’t see landscapes. “Maybe it’s because of my simplistic, minimal way of painting,” he says. Arajs spare works are also different in that he doesn’t paint on canvas. He primarily paints on wood surfaces and found metal, and the texture of those materials informs Arajs’ work. His solo show in Victoria is all new work. “Most of my paintings depict the sky and above the horizon. It allows me to focus on what happens in that area.” Certainly weather occurs on the West Coast, and Arajs’ exhibition aptly includes that word in its title. Arajs is also interested in what he calls activity, and how he uses that in his pieces about weather. To explain further, he points to one of the new works called Snow. “You’re watching the snow blow across a barren landscape driven by a gust of wind you don’t see.” Though his work is minimalist, Arajs spends many hours and days contemplating each painting before he paints a splash of color. “My work takes a tremendous amount of time to come out of me,” he says. “I wait for things to tell me what to do.” — Beverly Cramp Yuri Arajs is represented by: View Gallery, Victoria; Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN Yuri Arajs, Untitled (snow), detail, acrylic, graphite, iron dust, varnish,

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previews and profiles

HYSTERIA AND THE BODY

ABOVE: Installation view, Hysteria and the Body, with Louise Bourgeois’ Arch of Hysteria (foreground)

SASKATCHEWAN: January 16 to March 29, The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

and Saint Sébastienne

By Patricia Robertson

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(background).

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Louise Bourgeois’ famous bronze sculpture The Arch of Hysteria is the psychic centerpiece of a clever show developed by National Gallery of Canada curator Josée Drouin-Brisebois called Hysteria and the Body. She’s assembled some excellent work from the Gallery’s permanent collection on contemporary feminist themes — the familiar and well-realized conceptual feminist subjects of the body, gender and identity all resonate and vibrate in this diverse show as the controversial 19th-century medical concept of hysteria is played out. Naturally, this nervous disturbance was the sole purview of female patients in the emerging field of psychiatry. The emotionally-charged exhibition of modern works runs the gamut from drawing to video, sculpture, installation, multiples, embroidery, lithography and other media. “What’s most interesting about this show is that all of these artists explore the theme of hysteria from their unique vantage point,” says the curator. Drouin-Brisebois, who wrote her thesis on the female nude in feminist performance art, says the show covers the heady period between 1970 and 1990. The artists in the show take two approaches to hysteria, she explains. “The mimicking of hysteria and the examination of hysteria as historical fact in archival research, from stereotypes in medicine and art history.” Artist Shelagh Keeley’s Writing on the Body exemplifies this second approach, the curator says. “She takes snippets of medical books, explores disturbing themes relating to medicine and women, and makes art from that research.” Writing on the Body, a groundbreaking work exploring pain, loss and separation, was created by the Oakville, Ontario-born artist for a 1988 installation at the 24 Galleries West Spring 2009

of Canada, Ottawa.

Sagacho Space in Tokyo, and it was purchased by the National Gallery in 1989. Louise Bourgeois has two other works in the show: Saint Sébastienne and The View from the Bottom of the Well. The French-born artist’s work was the subject of a Tate Modern retrospective exhibition in 2008. Based in New York since the late 1930s, Bourgeois’ remarkable career spans some 70 years and encompasses decades’-worth of significant art movements. Talking about the deeply personal and raw themes she explores, she has said “My early work is the fear of falling. Later on it became the art of falling — how to fall without hurting yourself. Later on it became the art of hanging in there.” Swiss video artist Pipoletti Rist may well be the natural successor to Bourgeois’ art of internal distress mixed with the ardent self-portraiture of Cindy Sherman (who also appears in the show). Rist contributes four intense works to Hysteria. The acid-coloured, distressing images in (Entlastungen) Piplottis Fehler (Absolutions: Pipilotti’s Mistakes) are a jagged take on human angst. The video opens with jarring close-ups — a woman (Rist) dunked under water, who also swims with desperation. In another scene, she falls down suddenly and seems overwhelmed by her environs. In the Beatles lyric-inspired I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much, Rist embodies contemporary hysteria as she romps around in a revealing black dress, full white breasts exposed, while the film slows down and speeds up erratically, creating a simultaneous mood of joviality, despair and anxiety. www.gallerieswest.ca


previews and profiles LESLIE POOLE ALBERTA: After Manet, April 18 to May 5, Scott Gallery, Edmonton

Leslie Poole has spent the last three decades perfecting his hand in … everything from Expressionism, to faux Picasso modernism, to brash landscapes, to tongue-incheek photorealism. Now the Vancouver resident returns to a long-term passion, the works of French realist/impressionist Édouard Manet’s flower portraits. Unlike a similar series completed several years ago, Poole’s most recent pieces Leslie Poole, Leaf Wall / Manet, reflect his own technique and emotional acrylic on canvas, 40" X 26". content. The paintings were created by spreading an undercoat of acrylic colour on a canvas by hand, then layering clear gel, then painting — all undertaken using his hand rather than brushes. He would scoop up a handful of acrylic paint or gel and ladle it on, then swirl the paint with his hand. Poole always seeks to challenge himself, and was using the technique on Manet’s flowers to change the way he approached landscapes. He has since painted a number of complex landscapes in the same manner, struggling to keep the composition and multi-layering effect of branches against a sky while using his hands to paint. He originally had no intention of showing the flowers, considering them warm-ups to the landscapes, but he was persuaded to make them public, and this show is the result. — Dina O’Meara Represented by: Scott Gallery, Edmonton; Virginia Christopher Fine Art, Calgary; Van Dop Gallery, New Westminster, B.C.; Winchester Galleries, Victoria

DARRELL UNDERSCHULTZ BRITISH COLUMBIA: Arcadia Revisited, April 4 – 25, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver

Painter Darrell Underschultz uses his passion for 18th- and 19th-century landscapes in his contemporary art practice. His new works, at a dual exhibition with Lynda Kirby in April, will continue the theme. But classic landscapes are just the starting point for Underschultz. “My work is a modern take on 18th- and 19th-century landscapes,” he says. “I’m told that my work is more unusual in that I like to experiment with color combinations.” Though he has lived in Vancouver since 1989, Underschultz’s new works move past what he calls “the muted colour palette” of the city. For example, his acrylic work titled Autumn Glow has the ash-blue sky of a typical Vancouver autumn/winter day at the top of the painting, but it moves into a burst of orange and yellow near the bottom half. In another work, Limelight, the sky is entirely lit with pinks and yellows. Underschultz builds his paintings with complex washes of color that add depth. “Initially the color is opaque, and then becomes transparent near the end.” Most of his paintings have more than 50 layers. Talking about his work is difficult for the artist. He doesn’t like using the medium of words to delineate his paintings. “When I’m working, it’s like a second nature kicks in. It’s a very intuitive process for me.”— Beverly Cramp Darrell Underschultz is represented by: Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver and Masters Gallery, Calgary Darrell Underschultz, Autumn Glow, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 30". www.gallerieswest.ca

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previews and profiles

SYLVAIN TREMBLAY

and Paris; Contrast Gallery, Brussels

ALBERTA: January 15 to February 8, Thompson Landry Gallery, Calgary By Dina O’Meara It seems appropriate that Quebec-based artist Sylvain Tremblay had his first formal exhibition in 2000. The mixed-media painter launched a unique perspective onto the Canadian art world as it entered the new millennium, with his richly layered abstracts anchored by solitary human figures. Seven years and many shows later, Tremblay comes to Calgary for a much-anticipated first solo exhibition in the western city. The 42-year-old has become known in Canada and internationally for his signature images of elongated human forms glowing against abstract backdrops.

Tremblay likens his work to sculpture, and makes liberal use of gesso, metal, sand and textiles to create almost three-dimensional figures and undulating abstract landscapes of colour. Layers of varnish make his pieces reflective and emphasize the luminescent nature of his paintings and themes of urban disconnect. Tremblay’s use of ethereal, roughly sketched foreground figures creates a tension in the frame — they emerge alone and separate from the world behind them. The rich texture of the canvas helps communicate the complexity of life, a theme Tremblay embraces along with history and the inexorable passage of time. Tremblay started his career as a graphic artist, working commercial projects to critical acclaim soon after his graduation from College Ste-Foy in Quebec. In 2000 he was nominated during the exhibition of the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, and became a finalist in the poster category of the Quebec marketing forum. While paying the rent and gaining recognition through work with advertising agencies in the 1990s, Tremblay started focusing more on painting and fine art. He drew inspiration from surrealist sculptor Alberto Giacometti, whose stretched-out human figures became the foundation of Tremblay’s signature forms. He decided to dedicate himself to his passion in the late 1990s, and launched his first show in the new millennium. In 2003, he was showing in New York, and the following year in Brussels, Zurich and Hong Kong. By 2005, Tremblay was firmly established as a dynamic new Canadian force. In this latest show, Tremblay shows a subtle evolution through a bolder use of colour and form, drawing the viewer in. He incorporates deep, rich, jewel tones in red and turquoise, as well as characteristic gold tones. The accessible nature of Tremblay’s human figures gives viewers ABOVE: Sylvain Tremblay, something to connect with — the recogPrise de Temps, mixed media, nizable shapes open the door to further 2008, 24" X 38". exploration of his abstracts. Represented by: Thompson Landry Gallery,

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Calgary and Montreal; Galerie d’art Iris, Baie

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previews and profiles MARTEN BERKMAN YUKON TERRITORY: Remote Sensibility, March 26 to May 24, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse

January 9 - 31 Karen E Leroy

PICKLES

February 6 - 28 Ross Lynem & Karen Pickles

LYNEM

Anyone with even a Marten Berkman, Pillar of Light, stereoscopic photograph, 2007. basic experience of art has viewed a landscape, as a painting, a photograph, or other two-dimensional medium. In his exhibition Remote Sensibility, Whitehorse-based artist Marten Berkman wants to bring viewers right into the picture. Using an advanced form of large-scale three-dimensional technology — high-definition stereoscopic video — Berkman will give viewers a sense of being immersed in some of the Canadian North’s most remote places. “We’re familiar with 3D technology being used in old movies, to create spectacle,� Berkman says. “I’m interested in using the technique to bring people to a place of stillness, where they can sit by a stream, watch the leaves sway, and just be present.� The Remote Sensibility project, made up of multiple components that the artist has been working on for three years, is mainly concerned with the place at which human culture and industry meet the natural world. A skilled landscape and commercial photographer and videographer, he has taken filtered video cameras far north, to the shore of the Beaufort Sea, to Baffin Island, bringing the human experience into places of pure, vast nature. “This is about exploring our relationship with the land and figuring out where we fit into the natural world.� — Jill Sawyer

March 6 - 28 Cam Roberts

W.H. WEBB ALBERTA: Alberta Drawn, March 28 to April 9, West End Gallery, Edmonton

Texture plays a large role in W.H Webb’s acrylic paintings — the tactile image of the many, deep ruts in a snowy, country road, or the craggy mountains of his realist landscapes. A former art teacher from England, Webb has an affinity for the wide-open spaces of Alberta, and uncovering the possibilities and dashed hopes of a bumpy prairie road. “I found my dream in Alberta,� he says from his home in Forestburg, Alberta. Webb was trained as an abstract expressionist, but now characterizes himself as a “high-definition� landscape artist. His love of landscape is reflected not only in the precise capture of light on roads and perspective of space, but in the emotional response Webb’s country roads and mountain scenes stir in the viewer. This summer he added sky scenes after being caught near a tornado in August. “The images will never leave me, all the whirling clouds, the drama of it all,� he says. Webb works on large canvases, and this show will include works up to six feet long. When a piece takes up an entire wall, its like stepping right into the Alberta countryside – full of light, with a huge sky stretching out ahead from a rulerstraight road. — Dina O’Meara

April 3 - 25 Richard Edwards

May 1 - 23 Suzanne Gaultier

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previews and profiles

Painted in oil on aluminum, the detailed, whimsical, slightly menacing work of Keer Tanchak is featured through February at Vancouver’s Elissa Cristall Gallery. Tanchak’s worlds have the immediate veneer of illustrations for children’s stories, but a blurring of themes, time periods, and odd locations give them a deeper, more puzzling side. It’s as if we’re peering into hidden places, seeing tiny, cosmopolitan worlds. LEFT: Keer Tanchak, Present (detail), oil on aluminum, 2008, 47" x 48"

JUDE GRIEBEL BRITISH COLUMBIA: The Maybe People, February 7 to 21, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver

Growing up, Jude Griebel began drawing from the images he saw in children’s picture books. In art school, Griebel planned to turn this passion into a career as a children’s book illustrator. Then he had a change of heart. “I realized I was more interested in my own ideas rather than making images for others,” he says. But Griebel continued to use the visual language of narrative imagery, building up a large body of work that depicted young characters in allegorical or supernatural situations. He says the characters were metaphors for his ideas, but he found that people focused more on the characters themselves rather than the ideas they were supposed to represent. So about a year ago, Griebel began replacing the actual characters in his paintings with composed figures from makeshift materials and domestic objects, arranged to suggest character. In the painting titled Out on Your Own, matchsticks become the figures. In A Child as an Unwritten Book, we see a doll’s head on top of a book, with matchstick legs sticking out of the bottom, ending in two limp socks. “I’m still referencing folk mythology,” he says. “However, by erasing the people in my paintings it allows for a more universal reading of my work. The paintings also have a more supernatural quality.” — Beverly Cramp Represented by: Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver;

Edmonton’s Art Gallery of Alberta will bring more than 3,000 Polaroid

Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary; Cella Gallery,

photographs used by Vancouver-based painter Attila Richard Lukacs

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as referents for his work over 20 years. Curated by Michael Morris into assemblies and collages, the photographs create their own narra-

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Reviews

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What we saw at exhibitions in the West

LOUISE NOGUCHI When: November 14 to December 20 Where: Centre A, Vancouver Reviewed by: Ann Rosenberg

The soundtrack of Louise Noguchi’s 1999 ten-video installation Study/Sketch is set up in the purposely darkened interior space at Centre A Gallery. It features a repetitive clang reminiscent of a temple gong, a funerary tolling suitable to the implied outcome of Noguchi’s masochistic work. The principle action shows the artist mounted on a revolving target while a professional rodeo performer tosses knives at her. The artist looks artist index composed and fearless in the face of danger, and blinks and winks are Louise Noguchi ............................30 exchanged between thrower and Max Liboiron................................32 accomplice. The viewer knows the Alex Janvier ..................................32 artist will survive (the knives embedEmergence ...................................34 ded in the target are crude fakes), but Ann Kipling ..................................35 the work still generates anxiety and Flatlanders ...................................38 empathy, particularly when the wheel David Hoffos ................................41 unexpectedly changes direction. For more exclusive exhibition reviews go to: Noguchi’s fascination with cowwwww.gallerieswest.ca boy culture relates to her profound 30 Galleries West Spring 2009

Louise Noguchi, Study/ interest in movies and movie stereotypes. While Sketch, installation, 1999. the spectator is immersed in Study/Sketch, Centre A installation view. sounds from a different source occasionally intermingle with the audio track of the rotating bullseye. Sharp, intermittent pops suggest the action of a rifle or BB gun, coming from a large screen TV to the left of the gallery’s entrance. In her 2001 video Crack, an off-camera figure is cracking a whip so quickly the camera can’t detect it. The lash destroys a succession of beautiful white flowers Noguchi holds in out-stretched hands. When the flowers are torn apart, petals fly like feathers after the impact. I thought I heard the faint twitters of frightened birds. The artist wears black haori, traditional Japanese Buddhist funeral attire, and one of the three blossoms cut by the lash is a white chrysanthemum. This second installation is made up of two recent Noguchi pieces — Mirror and Shanghai Dragon — that follow her special connection with the fantasy world of cinema, in this case, the Star Wars movies and the ancillary products that extend the film’s narratives and characters. The brightly lit, pink-painted Styrofoam turrets in the interior gallery space could be connected to the high-desert structures on George Lucas’ planet Tatooine. The sculptures have an attractive/ repellent quality, cloying but highly effective (Noguchi calls them moisture forms). Like the video pieces, the assembly is satisfyingly intricate, thought-provoking, and self-revelatory. www.gallerieswest.ca


Keystone Art Gallery presents

Calgary Artists

Daniel Lindley, Director Keystone Art Gallery

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation – an organization with which I serve on the board. It promotes art and artists from Calgary, as well as acquiring artwork for the City of Calgary Civic Art Collection. To celebrate the occasion, Colleen Sharpe, Curator of Art at the Military Museums, and I will co-curate an exhibition of 50 works from the Civic Art Collection, by 50 Calgary artists, to be held this summer at the Art Gallery of Calgary. Both emerging and established Calgary artists have been a personal focus of mine over the past 20 years, at all stages of their careers – young and old; living and deceased. This continuing passion is reflected in the following gems by Calgary artists which we currently have available for sale at the Keystone Art Gallery. Helen Mackie

William Lewy Leroy Stevenson [1926-1966]

Helen Mackie is a senior Calgary-based artist who has a large body of her prints currently circulating as part of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. As a printmaker with a Masters of Science degree, her work often depicts animals, birds, plants, insects and people in their natural habitat. This large and complex woodcut shows a significant number of different experiences one could have while driving along a highway in Alberta.

W. L. Stevenson was an enigmatic, very private individual who created a significant body of work influenced by Post-Impressionist Symbolism with a nod to Expressionism. The landscape was an important part of his oeuvre and a constant theme throughout his career. This largish painting from a corporate collection is an excellent example of his work. For some reason, his work has never been celebrated to the same extent as his contemporaries, even though many of them held him in high regard as an artist. C.P.R. Bridge, West Bowness

Jim Nicoll [1892-1986] Jim Nicoll, a civil engineer and artist, along with his painter wife Marion made a significant contribution to the arts in Calgary. One of those contributions was an endowment to CAAF. As an artist, Jim’s paintings and drawings have a keen sense of draftsmanship and observation. This painting of the railway bridge in Bowness, which is close to where he lived, shows his interest in architecture and architectural elements.

Trees in All Their Glory

Yolanda Van Dyck Yolanda Van Dyck is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and had a very ambitious exhibition schedule during the early 1980s to the mid-1990s in both Canada and the USA. Many of the works from that time period were pastels produced in series. This work from the Moon Day Suite was probably included in a solo exhibition by Yolanda at the Edmonton Art Gallery (now known as the Art Gallery of Alberta) around the time it was produced in 1989.

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Reviews

MAX LIBOIRON Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

Abundance August 15 to September 26 ODDGallery, Dawson City Nicole Bauberger

What is the difference between art and garbage? In Abundance, Max Liboiron takes discoveries from Dawson City dumps and creates a modular installation depicting the town and its nuisance grounds, aiming to make trash valuable enough for viewers to take home. Liboiron avoids the pitfall of preachiness. The reports, research and dioramas she’s compiled could result in a show feeling too much like a school project. But the show’s inspiration is accessible and refreshingly lucid, and it’s fun. A seven-year-old boy spent half an hour playing with the installation the first morning it was open. Liboiron’s genuine interest in her audience plays into the success of her show. Abundance is a “structure of participation,” with viewers invited to take pieces of the show home with them. A camera set up in the gallery tracks viewers’ response to this offer. The show is part of her Ph.D. project in visual culture and environment at New York University — online, her blog allows viewers to follow the process of creating the show and read her musings on the nature of art vs. the nature of garbage. Consider Liboiron’s use of screw-top plastic water bottle caps to represent water, placed to depict the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers. This choice works on metaphorical, political and aesthetic levels. The design of a bottle cap is completely determined by its role in containing fluid, and its shape says “water.” At the same time their proliferation in the show call into question the wasteful use of plastic-bottled water, in a simple and beautiful way. Liboiron modeled the show components on the tourist “kitsch” that sits on gift shop shelves during the tourism-driven Dawson summer. She recasts solid waste as a kind of “urban ore.” Each of the pieces consists of at least 80% reclaimed waste 32 Galleries West Spring 2009

Installation view, material, and sports a “made with Authentic Max Liboiron, Abundance, Dawson City Raw Materials” tag on the botat ODD Gallery, Dawson City. tom. In the Yukon, where almost every raw material is imported at considerable expense, this has particular resonance. In fact there are few communities like Dawson where a show like this is even possible. As close as Whitehorse, scavengers now have to pay a $50 fee just to access the dump. In many southern municipalities, scavenging is simply illegal, despite the struggle to find land to fill with our castoffs. Two weeks after the opening many small pieces had been taken by gallery visitors, but the installation still looked like a representation of Dawson. The ravens had thinned, and there were no more dioramas with cute little garbage bags, but the water bottle caps still traced the rivers. Four larger dioramas, called Northern Topography 1-4, also remained. They were never available to take away. Liboiron constructed these roughly 16”-square pieces from oddly dissolved chunks of the old town dock. They remain, with their resin-ponds, model cars and salt snow, to challenge Yukoners to investigate, by art or science, what it is in the pristine northern river that dissolves Styrofoam.

ALEX JANVIER When: September 6 to 18 Where: Canada House Gallery, Banff Reviewed by: Rob Alexander

Alex Janvier’s work is remarkable and unmistakable — though the 73-year-old artist of Dene, Suline and Saulteaux descent has his influences, namely Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, his style is very much his own. Janvier combines a palette of rich, natural colours — found along a river bank, in a deep forest or a field of wildflowers — with abstraction, negative space and long, sinuous lines like windwww.gallerieswest.ca


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Reviews Alex Janvier, Purple Dots, acrylic on linen, 2008, 48" X 36".

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ing streams and cirrus clouds. Into that mix Janvier, who is rooted in the Woodlands School, adds elements taken directly from Aboriginal culture, including his mother’s beadwork and birch bark basketry. The effect is lyrical, organic and free. Janvier has commented that his art focuses on the challenges and celebrations that he has encountered in his lifetime, resulting in an elusive, dreamlike quality. It’s easy to become lost in his paintings as shapes, both real and imagined, begin to appear, giving the work an element of discovery, and a sense that each layer is just one in a multi-faceted body of work. Janvier’s recent exhibition at Canada House Gallery in Banff marks a return to his earlier work. In 1990, he was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, and the disease forced him to adapt to a new technique, dripping paint onto canvas. But during a six-week residency at The Banff Centre in January and February of last year, Janvier regained the use of his right hand and re-discovered his distinctive style, leading him to create the 42 paintings for Canada House. His paintings — acrylic, watercolour and India ink on canvas, linen and handmade paper — often comment socially and politically on Aboriginal culture. The four acrylic-on-linen paintings in the Dene Series, for example, honour the Dene people with themes of cultural renewal. The painting Alberta traces the province’s vibrant powwow culture, while Manitoba is about that province’s role as a gateway between eastern and western Canada. As an artist, Janvier began early to forge his own identity, earning him the Order of Canada, a Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts, and an honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Alberta. On Sept. 6, Janvier won the inaugural Marion Nicoll Visual Arts Award, along with its $50,000 prize.

EMERGENCE When: August 19 to September 6 Where: Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver Reviewed by: Beverly Cramp

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Curated by Lynn Ruschneinsky, who teaches at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Langara College, Elliot Louis Gallery’s fourth annual show of emerging artists included painting, sculpture, and photo-based work by 16 artists from across Canada and from New York. Ruschneinsky effectively made several mini-exhibition areas in the gallery’s large white space by forming a moveable wall into an X-shape in the middle of the gallery, creating places to experience the work more intimately. At the entrance, an ethereal oil painting by Jaclyn Conley is called Untitled (Rosegarden). It’s a portrait of a person floating head-first out of the canvas. We can’t see what’s supporting the body, positioned as if in a coffin, surrounded by abstract flowers. A lamp sheds golden light in the upper right corner, but the bright spot of light in the middle of the painting is slanting in from the left, illuminating a mesh fence painted in great detail. Is the person sleeping or dead? Are we indoors or outside? The portrait doesn’t give easy answers, but draws the viewer in with its depictions of multi-layered consciousness. www.gallerieswest.ca


January Robin Lambert SERVICE: Dinner for Strangers February-March Jane Everett ALTE MUSIK: Waterscapes April-May Cindy Stelmackowich ANATOMIZED

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Reviews Other portraits in the show include Kathryn Dingwall’s large-scale oils, Dylan McHugh’s masculine subjects spray-painted on vellum and beautifully framed, and photo-based works by Josan Pinon, who moves away from his staged photographs for this show, creating candid snapshots of strangers on subways. One of Pinon’s subjects flashes a grouchy look with a hint of fear, while another appears to give a half smile, though the enigmatic glance could also be a sneer. Pinon’s photos can be interpreted any number of ways. Jennifer Chernecki’s oil paintings have a psychedelic tone. Her combination of Beatrix Potter sensibility and surrealism could be dismissed, except that its incredible detail and humour prove to be thoughtful. In Key to the Nuthouse, we see a young woman holding a squirrel with a key in its paws pointed at a toy house resting on tree boughs. Nuts piled high can be seen through the tiny windows of the toy house. But there are other tiny human and natural objects hidden in the house, and the tree foliage as well, drawing interest in the details. Megan Carroll created elegant groupings of thin ceramic sculptures from porcelain paper. Titled the Nesting Series and edged with gold lustre, Carroll’s works look like fragile broken egg shells nesting four deep inside one another. Elizabeth Burritt is also working in ceramics, but with far different results. Her In(ter)sect Series of insect-like creatures are sweetly whimsical, though they’re pinned to a platform, mounted for scientific research. Though the show is a mix of style, technique and medium, Ruschneinsky has introduced us to fresh talent, and has identified a group of artists on their way to the next level. Prairie Store, 16” x 20”, Carbon Pigment Print, edition of 25

ANN KIPLING When: October 25 to November 8 Where: Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver Reviewed by: Liz Wylie

STUART CLUGSTON Endurance April 14 - May 9

Although it initially seems straightforward enough, Ann Kipling’s work is complex and contradictory. Her drawings are at once beautiful, rich and sophisticated, yet also direct, uncomplicated and genuine. They are modest, yet ambitious, focused, but also universal. And though they are executed in traditional media — usually pencil on paper, sometimes with watercolour added, sometimes in ink — they push the limits of the drawing medium hard into the realm of filmic art. For, added to the usual means and vocabulary of drawing, is the notion of duration. Looking at a Kipling landscape, your gaze roves over the surface of the skeins and nexuses of energized lines. In some cases you might feel airborne, and your eyes may dip and soar, as though you were Jaclyn Conley, Untitled flying over the scene. As you shift your head (Rosegarden), oil on canvas, to the left or right, more information is added, 2008, 48" X 60". and on further looking, it may seem as

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though you can see the wind moving through Ann Kipling, Goats July 21, mixed media on paper, the grasses and weeds, and the shadows of 1990, 22” X 30”. clouds passing over these fluctuating masses. How much time has passed since you began looking? All is in flux, pulsating, growing, and dying, before our eyes. None of this is easy — we work to decode, decipher, fighting a fear we will get lost in the maze of drawn lines. But if we the viewers are challenged, what was it like to be the artist creating this work? In fact, each of Kipling’s works is performative in that each is completed in one intact sitting, never reworked or added to. Her working method took years to develop and perfect, and her keen intelligence is evident in the results. The specifics of Kipling’s practice and life decisions read like a veritable recipe for obscurity: be a female and a loner (not part of a school, movement, or “ism”), produce work only on paper, and in modest scale, live in the middle of nowhere, and work in a manner that does not photograph well or reproduce in print at all easily. Yet Kipling has achieved a modicum of national recognition and a following for her distinctive and unusual drawings. Despite her venerable status, there is nothing of the grand dame about the artist or her art. Now aged 74, she still works every day, in good weather out of doors, hiking with her kit and drawing board up a hill to survey the fields and forest around and below her. It is not new or unusual for an artist to put down roots in a specific place, and to work from observation of the details of that locale over a period of years – Kipling has lived in rural seclusion in BC’s interior, about midway between Vernon and Kamloops for 32 years now. I think that in many cases, this circumstance is not decided upon by a love of place, but more to avoid the disruptions in work that a move somewhere else would engender. The specifics of the place are mere incidentals, and the important, vital aspect is the artist’s experience there, an excitement about the means they have developed to render the visual translation of the observed natural environment onto the page.

FLATLANDERS Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

Saskatchewan Emerging Artists September 19 to January 4 The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon Patricia Robertson

The geography of the Big Empty, as the Great Plains are often called, is both a muse and a counterpoint for Saskatchewan’s emerging artists. This diverse group show, curated by Dan Ring and Jen Budney, is hard to pin down. From abstract acrylics to ceramic engines, the media and subject matter embraced by this large group of emerging artists is no longer confined by the traditional parameters of landscape painting or folk art. Like any group show, it’s a grab bag. As assembled, the works don’t have an overarching theme, so the layout of the show does have a fragmented feel. But this survey show of Saskatchewan’s up-and-comers has three star standouts who have 38 Galleries West Spring 2009

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Reviews successfully embraced modernism, whimsy and nostalgia within their diverse works. First among them is University of Saskatchewan painting graduate Kiyoko Kato. Her lyrical acrylic on board canvas pieces are abstract yet poetic. There’s an elegant precision in the works that belies Kato’s interest in mathematics and computer science. Yet that precision has an emotional kick to it through her judicious use of vivid and emotive colour. In farmland (2007), colourful and playful forms appear to hover and float on different layers on the surface. Kato maintained a ceramics practice before returning to painting, and the lacquer-like surface reflects her interest in refined Japanese pottery. Kato’s sophisticated paint handling sets her apart from her other Flatlander peers. Spin (2007) is an enigmatic sea of turquoise and purple set on a grid highlighted with navy and yellow. The piece has a truly modern feel, as the abstract lines and shapes engage the viewer and please the senses. Transmission love (2006) looks like a feminine circuit board with its soft pink palette and silver lines and blobs of circuitry. The lozenge shapes and delicate colours reminded me of American painter Lee Krasner’s feminine abstracts, as interpreted through a Google-era lens. The show veers from the enigmatic to the comic with the addition of the amusing works of Yuka Yamaguchi. “Art is like being a farmer,” she says in her artist’s statement. “I’m farming my brain and my heart to grow something. After that, it’s up to other people to cook it in different recipes and digest it for themselves.” Yamaguchi’s brain is one whimsical playhouse, and she shares more in common with painter Salvador Dali than a local grain grower. Yamaguchi works in coloured pencil on paper, and her subjects are both playful and surreal. i’ve got a splitting headache (2008) features an axe embedded in the subject’s head and i can see better (2008) has the eyes removed with sharp tools. it’s harvest time (2008) depicts a tree embedded in a head with organs hanging on the branches — Frida Kahlo meets comic redneck Red Green. There’s no disputing that Yamaguchi, who also operates the popular website plastiquemonkey.com, has an original and wacky view of the world. Her impish portraits are far-removed from the art world seriousness often associated with the abstract expressionism of the Regina Five. Another talented artist, Clint Neufeld, was also busy turning traditional subject matter on its head while embracing the prairie love of machinery. The former firefighter and infantryman lives and works in Saskatoon. In this show, his nostalgic blue and white porcelain motor Ten Thousandths Over (2008) is playfully served up on a teacart. Like the domestic art created by 1970s feminists, Neufeld artfully mines the world of mechanics for inspiraYuka Yamaguchi, Rendezvous, tion: “Guys gathering round to tinker on a coloured pencil on paper, 2008. car or truck engines together — it may be a 1990, 22" X 30". dying art,” he says.

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DAVID HOFFOS Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

Scenes from the House Dream October 4 to December 24 Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge Mary-Beth Laviolette

It hardly mattered that I had already seen some of the mixed-media work featured in this exhibition of shadowy illusions. For the first time, almost all of the 25 Scenes created by the Lethbridge-based artist were on display, and whether this latest presentation had me peering into small windows or stepping into the darkness toward ghostly video projections on figurative cut-outs, Scenes from the House Dream seemed like an entirely new work. Perhaps it had something to do with having so many of the small-scale dioramas and cut-outs displayed in one place, in this case, occupying both the first- and second-floor spaces at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. But this version of Hoffos’ five-year project had a rhyme and a reason to it that made it into something more than a house of illusions fabricated in a low-tech fashion. Both aspects of his work — the subject of illusion rendered through video projections and the rudimentary mechanics of their making — melted away as I ventured through this sizable effort encompassing 4400 square feet. As in previous encounters, a sense of mystery, or even menace, prevailed — amplified by a soundtrack of urgent noises. Most compelling was the selection of 15 dioramas, laid-out sequentially behind the curtained-off entrance. Positioned behind a framed window pane and about five feet off the floor, I focused in on these miniaturized and dimly lit or night-time scenes. Some, like the pensive Airport Hotel (2004) and the ominous Winter Kitchen (2007) were full of apprehension, their carefully orchestrated interiors complete with furniture of toy model size. In other works, it’s a wide-open world where horizons are far off in the distance. This includes Irwin Allen (2005) and the earlier Airships (2003), each featuring a video projection of a phantom-like zeppelin in a sci-fi setting. These particular scenes/dreams are somewhere in the hyper-urbanized www.gallerieswest.ca

David Hoffos, Airships, future, and while not exactly utopic, it’s 2 channel video, audio and unusual to see in a contemporary artwork such wonder, instead of something typically mixed media installation, 2003. dark and apocalyptic. Many of the diorama projections are of individuals acting out small roles: a security guard pacing through a museum gallery, a lone camper stepping into an Airstream trailer. The ‘live’ action is kept to a modest scale, but what intensifies the drama of House Dream is the artist’s overall aesthetic. His avid and knowledgeable enthusiasms for such filmmakers as David Lynch and Towering Inferno’s Irwin Allen, plus 60s and 70s TV sitcom décor (part of the popular culture of Hoffos’ own youth), and modernist architecture are just a few of the palpable influences. In past interviews, the artist has referred to these dream-based undertakings with their open-ended narratives as “scenography without plot” or a “story world more than a story”. This all rings true. But in this journey through interiors and exteriors of varying scale, and past solitary individuals posed like phantoms in the darkness, there are the underpinnings of the psyche and the human condition. The work is about lonely places and people who, by and large, are alone. Two scene/dreams in particular, deliver this idea and I wondered about their autobiographical references — the early-2003 65 Footers, where surging waters threaten to swamp a small boat, adrift in a surrealistic marina, and Treehouse (2007), where high in the forest, the artist himself is at rest in a rocking chair perched in a forest. Not all of these works carry such emotional weight with the same cogency, but overall, there is a more all-encompassing psychological glue holding this House Dream together. There might even be a bit of the German composer and über stagemaster, Richard Wagner, in this immersive installation of sound, imagery and careful placement. Accessed by passing through a heavily curtained entrance and into darkened surroundings, there was a sense of Scenes from the House Dream being a “total artwork” or Gesamtkunstwerk as the composer called his operas or music dramas. Even the idea of dimming or turning the lights off during a performance can be traced back to this composer. In Hoffos’ synthesis, it’s where all the dreams begin. Galleries West Spring 2009 41


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he film opens with a grainy, flickering black-and-white shot of a train track in the Rocky Mountains, the camera following the line as it precariously balances itself high on a mountainside, disappearing in and out of tunnels. The camera has been mounted on the front of a train, filming a moving picture that would have been a novelty when it was shot, in the earliest days of film at the turn of the century. As the film continues on an endless, seven-minute loop, forever circling into tunnels and out again, a seemingly disconnected voiceover reads from the first paragraph of Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past. > Galleries West Spring 2009 43


Michael Snow, Little Walk (1964) Using his iconic Walking Woman motif (which he would use throughout the 1960s in paintings, sculptures and installations), this was one of two short, experimental films Snow made in 1964. Other short films made through the mid-1960s would lead directly to Snow’s film, Wavelength, a breakthrough in avant-garde projection-based artwork that consisted of the appearance of a single, continuous, perishingly slow camera zoom onto various everyday actions onscreen. It was a triumph in the emerging aesthetic of minimalism

Jana Sterbak, Waiting for High Water (2005) Potentially merely whimsical, this second in a series of works involving Stanley, a Jack Russell terrier uses video and projection to deeply alter our perception of the world. This is the second of Sterbak’s “dog’s-eyeview” pieces — the first made by attaching a miniature camera to Stanley as he roamed the bank of the St. Lawrence River. Waiting for High Water (presented at the Venice Biennale in 2003) raises the stakes, capturing Stanley’s experience through three small cameras and projecting the results simultaneously, as he travels through Venice at high tide. 44 Galleries West Spring 2009

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Overture, made in 1986, was Vancouver artist Stan Douglas’ first film loop installation, and it became the launching point for a series of increasingly complex and conceptually daring works in the same vein. It forms one of the vital links in the development of contemporary Canadian projectionbased art at the MacKenzie Art Gallery February 7 to April 26. Organized by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto’s Hart House, Projections is curated by Barbara Fischer, recent winner of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award in Visual Art for outstanding curatorial practice. Fischer began with the idea of the form and technology of projection intrinsically informing the content — work that is as much about how we watch as it is about what we see. She was well-versed in the contributions that Canadian contemporary artists had made in this medium, and the remarkable success artists such as Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Stan Douglas, and Michael Snow had achieved internationally with experimental and innovative techniques and concepts. “There are a significant number of works associated with conemporary art in Canada that explore the moving image and projection,” Fischer says. “They hadn’t been put together in one exhibition before, though they had been recognized internationally.” Fischer began with work from the mid-1960s, with Michael Snow’s Little Walk (1964), a three-minute film designed to be projected on a flat screen cut out in the figure of a woman’s body. Among the earliest work in the show, she includes Murray Favro’s Light Bulbs and Still Life (The Table), both from 1970. She cites Snow’s Two Sides to Every Story (1974) as being emblematic of the type of projection work being done in this early era. The viewer walks around the screen, which portrays the front and back of a scene simultaneously in a feat of reality-bending illusion. “It’s the first work that takes as its subject the cinematic screen itself,” Fischer says. “It looks at the way film is projected in space, and makes you look at that space.” Two Sides to Every Story makes the viewer consider the physical reality www.gallerieswest.ca

Rodney Graham, Two Generators (1984) This first film by the Vancouver-based master of media (photography, music, video, installation), was soon followed by a prolific outpouring of films responding to our perceptions of popular culture and cinematic stereotypes, which often connected deeply to the artist’s love of music. In Two Generators, a night shot of Vancouver’s Gold Creek is slowly illuminated with dieselgenerated studio lights. The sound of the buzzing industrial lighting soon overtakes the natural sound of the rushing water. Projections also includes the 1994 short film Halcion Sleep, in which the artist is filmed snoozing under the influence of sleeping pills in the back seat of a car as he’s driven around Vancouver.

Rebecca Belmore, The Named and the Unnamed (2002) A visceral response to the horror of years of disappearing and murdered women on Vancouver’s downtown Eastside, Rebecca Belmore puts herself in this picture, a common method through much of her video, photography, and installation work. The technological underpinnings of Belmore’s highly political work are impressive, captivating the senses and serving content that is elemental and symbolic. Galleries West Spring 2009 45


Krzysztof Wodiczko, Projections (1980 – 1988) Wodiczko’s Projections series created a mass audience for this type of work, mounting slide and video projections onto grand public facades and monuments around the world, underscoring the role of architecture and public sculpture in our collective memories and giving them newly applied layers of meaning. One of Wodiczko’s most remarkable projection works, The Tijuana Project (2001), publicly bore witness to the suffering of the young Mexican women who work in bordertown maquiladoras.

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Playhouse (1997) Masters of using binaural sound to dislocate viewers from the reality of what they’re seeing in installation, Cardiff and Bures Miller are known for creating hidden, closed off worlds that engage the senses. Playhouse is one in a series of late-1990s works that played off the experience of performance and spectacle — theatre, circus, cinema. In this one, the viewer sits in an enclosed space, watching a projected video of an opera singer within a miniature opera house, while voices from inside the theatre comment on and distract from the scene. The concepts behind this work, and the 1999 installation The Muriel Lake Incident, can trace directly to the assured, groundbreaking work of the duo’s Venice Biennale project The Paradise Institute (2001).

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of the projected image — where does it go, and what is behind it? Favro was playing with similar tricks of perception at the same time. His 1970 projections created a veneer of unreality on the most mundane objects, giving viewers an off-balance sense of illusion. In fact, many of the experimental forms in projection at that time were cerebrally playful explorations into perception, illusion, and the manipulation of the seeing eye. There were many fundamental and experimental reasons that the genre of film and projection began to explode in Canadian contemporary art during the 1960s and 70s, not the least of which was the cost of the experimentation. Film and cameras were becoming more accessible, and the filmed image was no longer seen as something that lived only in the realm of the cinematic. “People began to think about film as a medium that could be shown in a gallery,” Fischer says. “Canadian artists have always been particularly interested in new media, and an exploration of this new type of technology made artists look at what the implications of it were, on a philosophical and conceptual level.” It wasn’t long before the experimentation took on a larger scale, and was easily adapted from small, personal works to wide-reaching political statements. The work of Krzysztof Wodiczko is groundbreaking on this level. Fischer has included a series of representations of his large-scale Projections series in this show, which she describes as having the “power of projection as political means.” Wodieczko’s subversion of grand public spaces to carry his projected words and images has taken political messages and creative concepts to huge public audiences. Representing a more personal political message, Rebecca Belmore’s The Named and the Unnamed reflects fiercely on missing and murdered women and children, from Vancouver’s Eastside to the massacre at Wounded Knee. Belmore often puts herself in her video projections, representational of her focus on the woman’s body and self, and recording the integral performance aspects of many of her www.gallerieswest.ca


installations. Belmore’s 2005 Venice Biennale piece, Fountain — a powerful meditation on water, land, and the body — represented a seamless stitching together of her performative artwork and a very sophisticated video technique. In more recent work, Canadian artists have been particularly interested in the experience of film and video, and how perception can be altered through technology. Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are particularly adept at bending viewers’ perception through manipulation of video and sound. Cardiff began more than 15 years ago, experimenting with the experience of sound-enhanced walks. Since then, she and Bures Miller have been working with poking at perception through sound and sight, building model cinemas and opera houses and creating binaural soundscapes that simultaneously recreate the full theatre experience. The idea of distilling the experience of watching, and how it affects memory, imagination and perception, is integral to Fischer’s intent with Projections. “Film in this exhibition is not looked at so much for its content,” she says. “It’s about how the experience of watching affects us as a whole, and how it affects our feelings.” Since the exhibition began touring, Fischer has garnered praise for the variety the show represents in methods of seeing — it doesn’t just present film, video, and projections in static forms. The viewer is fully engaged in all different forms of seeing and experiencing the work. Many of the works are in immersive environments, whether they’re multi-screened experiences like Jana Sterbak’s Waiting for High Water, the mini-opera house of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s Playhouse, or the mind-bending, how-did-he-do-that miniature worlds of David Hoffos’ Scenes from the House Dream. Viewers have a strong sense of watching, and watching themselves watching at the same time, with each work operating on several different imaginative levels. Or, as Fischer says, “You’re never sure whether you’re inside or outside the illusion.” www.gallerieswest.ca

Murray Favro, Light Bulbs (1970) This projection piece is part of a 1970 series that all took everyday objects — a washing machine, a table — as their subjects. Favro built 3-D white forms in the shapes of the objects, then projected images of the real objects on the forms, creating a multilayered sense of perception. “The relationship between the object and the projection has something to do with the way we see the world,” Fischer says about this work.

Nathalie Melikian, Science Fiction (2007) There are common themes in the projected works of Nathalie Melikian and those of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, particularly in their investigations into the roles of perception and imagination in our consumption of artistic and cultural practice. In Melikian’s small, model cinemas, viewers are given a complete film experience without film. Instead, cards like modernized silent film titles flash on the screen, briefly describing scenes, and playing on our collective memory of the popular movie-going experience. Recognizable soundtrack tropes play on loops, further prodding our memories of kitschy, mass-consumed sci fi culture. Galleries West Spring 2009 47


A DELICATE

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Goota Ashoona, Parents Swinging Child, beluga whalebone, 2008.

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CARVING ETHEREAL FIGURES IN FOUND WHALEBONE, THE ASHOONA STUDIO KEEPS IT ALL IN THE FAMILY

Goota Ashoona’s Whalebone Carver holds twin male figures in her hands. They form a ring, joined at hand and foot, gleefully proceeding from her heart-shaped torso. Her torso has a hole through the middle, the shape of the whale vertebra it’s carved from. In Bob Kussy’s Mother, a mother carries a child in her hood, their faces carved from the porous, vulnerable centre of a whalebone. Smooth, hard wings grow from their bodies, sporting propellers. At the next bench in the Ashoona Studio in Yellowknife, Goota’s son Joe files alabaster into the shape of a man transforming into an owl, the smoothly powerful wedge of the beak contrasting with the curved, translucent wing. When Joe was a kid in Cape Dorset, his grandfather, the gifted carver Kiawak Ashoona had the whole family sand his carvings. The power in Joe’s grandfather’s work still inspires him. “It makes me want to do something like that,” Joe says, “But in my own way.” Family ties are tight in this studio and exhibition space, and the strands have come together serendipitously over the years. It began decades earlier, and much further south. The way Bob Kussy tells it, he often just missed a bus outside the Winnipeg Art Gallery as a kid, and wandered inside to visit the Gallery’s excellent collection of Inuit art. He bought Inuit art magazines to read on the bus. During the 1990s, the recession brought Bob to the Northwest Territories, and within a few years he had moved into Yellowknife to teach art programs at the jail. Later, he offered art therapy in one of the first solvent abuse programs for youth in the north. He noticed that many of the young people in the centre were Inuk, and that many of them didn’t understand English. “We need a translator,” he told his supervisors. When the petite Goota Ashoona stepped off the plane from Cape Dorset in her fur hat, he originally thought she was there for treatment. He soon learned that she had come to help, to translate for the youth from her community. The professional relationship between Bob and Goota grew personal, and Bob became a committed father to Goota’s twin sons, Sam and Joe. But at the beginning of their relationship, despite the fact that Bob was teaching art, Goota still hadn’t revealed her own artistic side. When the boys were in elementary school, Goota studied English with FROM TOP: Goota Ashoona, Bob Kussy, Joe Ashoona, in their Yellowknife studio.

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a tutor, and she asked Bob to take her to his carving studio so she could make the tutor a gift. She told him to leave while she worked, made him stay out of the studio for two days. When he was finally allowed back in, she showed him a sculpture in stone, an Inuk man creeping out from behind a stone blind with a bow and arrow, shooting at a carved bird. Bob was delighted. “I used to carve long ago,” Goota says. “I didn’t want anyone to find out until I was ready. I was just trying to prove to him that I could do it.” She goes on to explain that she’s too shy to promote her own work for herself. For the past 15 years, Bob has promoted her work, and the work of the family. “The real joy in all this is watching my wife work,” he says. Both Bob and Goota love to carve the weathered whalebone they find washed up on beaches in the high arctic. Goota finds the bones’ inherent shapes inspire her. “There’s something in there you can see,” she explains. As a carver works on whalebone, dust coats the skin and permeates clothing. Bob finds as he carves he contemplates the fact that he’s working intimately with the remains of an enormous animal, one that lived at least half a century ago. Goota has mastered this material — her family has carved whalebone for more than 50 years. The earliest documented piece was a doll’s face created by

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Kiawak Ashoona in 1959 and presented to the Queen. The economy of working with whalebone follows the seasonal calendar. For years, the family carved over the winter and hoped to sell enough to offset the high costs of summer bone gathering along the northern coast. Beachcombing in the Arctic with family and friends has been one of the highlights of Bob’s life. Back in the studio, they begin carving, and the cycle continues. Each time the Nunavut land claims officers visited Yellowknife, the family double checked to ensure they were following proper protocols gathering whalebone. In the summer of 2006, the cycle hit a blip. That summer, Bob and Joe collected whalebone together along the coast of the Arctic Ocean. When they applied for the permits to take the whalebone home, the Nunavut government denied them under legislation meant to protect archaeological sites. Bob explains that there aren’t many places to camp along the shores of the Arctic Ocean, and so anywhere you set up a camp, odds are good someone camped there before you. The family shot video of the ancient encampments they found along the way, collecting whalebone without disturbing the archaeological value of the sites. Over a year later, the government finally determined the carvers had broken the rule, but chose not press charges. They didn’t give the whalebones back. The next summer Goota, a Nunavut beneficiary, went on a similar gathering expedition. She didn’t have a problem bringing the bones back. The incident emphasized a tight spot Bob has sometimes found himself in since he began his art practice in Yellowknife. He’s a Ukrainian descendent making art that looks Inuit. “Most Inuit carvers get what I’m doing, but some don’t,” he says. Bob’s work is profoundly influenced by the Inuit culture he’s married into. It’s also original and totally his own. Last summer, Bob joined Julien Feingold, a 93-year-old collector from California, on what turned into a bone-hunting trip to the Queen Charlotte Islands. As the two men explored galleries and studios, they met Fred Watmaugh, a marine scrimshaw artist and coral carver. He suggested they visit Betty and Neil Carey. When she was in her 20s, Betty Carey carved a log into a rowboat and rowed from Seattle to Ketchikan, Alaska. Now well into their 80s, the Careys have been beachcombing on Haida Gwaii for four decades. www.gallerieswest.ca


OPPOSITE TOP: Goota Ashoona, Piggy Back, beluga whalebone, 2008.

OPPOSITE LOWER:Bob Kussy at work in the studio.

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Robert Kussy, Sedna, bowhead whalebone, 2008.

BELOW: Outside Ashoona Studio’s new location in Yellowknife.

They had amassed a whole yard of scavenged blue whalebone, and they gave it all to Bob. The blue whale bones have a different pore size, grain and scale from the bow and beluga whalebones Bob and Goota are accustomed to. Picking up a large vertebra and holding two ribs beside it, Bob predicts that “Joe’s going to carve the biggest whalebone owl in the history of Inuit art.” Bob has already carved Charging Mother Muskox out of a colossal blue whale finger bone from Haida Gwaii. Her solid, square body springs from the stone base with fierce eyes framed by horn tips. The family is creating work for a spring show at the Birchwood Gallery in Yellowknife called The Gift from Haida Gwaii. It will feature large carvings in blue whalebone, including a piece with multiple figures carved from a rib six feet high. They’ve been working with Queen Charlotte Islands carver Chris Dobranski, another Watmaugh contact who travelled to Yellowknife to learn some Inuit carving techniques in stone and bone. Bob has accepted an invitation from Council of the Haida Nation president Guujaaw to return to Haida Gwaii next June for a cultural exchange, carving with Haida artists there. He hopes they will be able to showcase some of the finished collab-

orative work at the newly expanded Haida Gwaii Cultural Centre. The family’s reach has been expanding geographically as well as artistically. For 15 years, they carved out of a small studio at the end of the Yellowknife peninsula. They hosted about 1000 visitors per year, showing their work and talking about technique. They’ve just moved into a larger space with a showroom, two blocks from Yellowknife’s visitor information centre and one block from two major hotels. Already their guest book is filling with comments in English, Inuvialuit, and Japanese. The new venue makes space for a community of artists, including jeweller Martin Goodliffe. In the main space, family friend Bob Galipeau meticulously sands a soapstone lamp, while Joe’s cousin Koomuatuk ‘Kuzy” Curly shapes a polar bear of sandstone from the shores of Cameron Island north of Resolute Bay. Joe himself has been carving since he was a kid. He would carve something small, sell it, and take the family out for pizza. Now at 20 he contributes to care and medication for his twin brother Sam, diagnosed with schizophrenia. “I always knew he could carve,” Bob says about Joe, “but I didn’t know whether he would stick with it.” He confirms that Joe has grown creatively over the past year, and has learned the delicate art of promotion, speaking about his work with visitors to the studio, both Inuk and non-Inuk. This hands-on education is difficult to come by, even for descendants of a legendary family of artists. “It’s really cool, working with all these different artists and watching what they do,” Joe says. This spring, Goota will have her own opportunity to spread the word. She will be one of four artists in residence at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, where she’ll carve, teach throat singing and bring some of the Inuit culture south. Goota is the first artist from the Canadian Arctic invited for the Eiteljorg’s residency program. Shy Goota worries about representing herself and her art without Bob as spokesman. “I’ll have to bring his mouth with me,” she says. “Or maybe just record him.” Goota Ashoona, Robert Kussy and Joe Ashoona will present The Gift from Haida Gwaii at the Birchwood Gallery in Yellowknife April 20 to 25.

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It looks like a mountain range of snow, pile upon pile of billowing white that evokes a northern winter of record-breaking ferocity. But as viewers draw closer to Drift, any illusion of a blizzard’s harsh grip melts like a spring chinook. Turns out, Drift is just a snow job. Each pile is a silhouette cut from white-stained plywood that Kamloops-based artist David Diviney has inserted between slats of a picnic table. Drift’s presence in the protected environs of an interior courtyard at the Kelowna Art Gallery is one of several ironies at play. His choice of a picnic table for an ongoing commissioned series dealing with the theme of dysfunctional chairs is another. “The picnic table is something that on one level serves as a table or announces itself as such, but on another level, it offers a place to sit,” Diviney says. “It rests in this ambiguous space in its role as a functional object.” While the project has challenged Diviney to shift his usual studio process of intuitive play to a more prescribed exercise in maquette building and curatorial consultation, it maintains a dialogue with dominant currents in his practice. One is his interest in sculptural forms, despite the contemporary art world’s fascination with installation and multi-media interdisciplinarity. Another is his engagement with folksy narratives that use humour to explore transitional zones, particularly the junctures of constructed and natural worlds. And Drift, like his other work, exhibits a strong concern with materiality. Diviney typically exploits the do-it-yourself ethos with quixotic transformations of everyday objects such as work

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socks, shingles and galvanized pails, items more likely found at a hardware store than the art supplies shop. Thematically, Diviney’s work reflects not only on rural life, but also on changing conceptions of contemporary masculinity. His sculptures often imply hidden spaces — like hunter’s blinds — and men whose presence is suggested by proxy devices such as camouflage gear. In Blind, for instance, Diviney positions pairs of rubber boots so their toes poke out beneath a large cedar-shingled board that leans against the gallery wall. Eyeholes stand in for hidden hunters. The shtick is that there are only seven boots — the final man, presumably, is missing a leg. In a related work, Hide, a trapdoor on the floor is cracked open, creating the illusion of a shallow trench. A camouflagepatterned cap protrudes. Walking amidst such works, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that the viewer is also the viewed and, perhaps even the prey, a construct that becomes layered with nuance in a gallery space. “It’s obviously quite an open narrative and one that’s non-linear in nature,” says Diviney. “There’s a lot of room for interpretation. There are a lot of voids in the work.” Some sculptures, like Decoy, a duck decoy sunk headdown in a pail filled with plaster painted blue to resemble water, or Fountain, a galvanized pail adorned with bullet-hole decals, could easily be revisited as roadside kitsch destined for cottage porches. Yet Diviney’s restrained formal language bears obvious references to Minimalist aesthetics. Ray Cronin, director of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, praises Diviney’s sly use of materials to reinvigorate clichés. “Diviney’s works are worked just enough,” Cronin wrote in a recent essay. “His ideas seamlessly blend into the material, into the images he is working with, creating pictures that combine time and context into their orbit to create sculptures that resonate beyond our immediate perceptual experience of them, objects that work in our memories and emotions, that exist in that mnemonic realm that poets have occupied so long.” Diviney sees his works as gestures that respond to and restage aspects of human experience. “I like working with materials or objects from our surroundings that we tend to look past, things that are overly familiar, and within that, playing with the specificity of things, or people’s understanding of those things, and seeing where that takes me and the viewer,” he says. “I’ve been interested in the idea of the rural as a point of transition between the built and the natural worlds — a someOPPOSITE TOP: Artist David Diviney.

OPPOSITE LEFT: David Diviney, Decoy, galvanized steel bucket, plaster, enamel paint, altered plastic decoy, 2007.

ABOVE: David Diviney, Fountain, galvanized steel bucket, decals, enamel paint, wood, 2006/2007, 16" X 10".

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David Diviney, Blind, plywood, cedar shingles, misc. wood stains, rubber boots, fluorescent lighting, 2007/2008, 48" X 96" X 10".

what abstract space where this concept or idea meets up against popular culture, popular beliefs or shared histories, things along those lines. In looking at that space it brings things back, as with anyone’s practice, to some sense of looking at one’s autobiography in terms of where one is coming from, or personal interests or personal histories.” Diviney’s work resonates with the not-so-distant Canadian experience of settlement — particularly homesteading and the family farm — but the 39-year-old artist is actually from the Appalachian hills of rural Pennsylvania. He grew up on the land, but as the child of professionals. Still, he was exposed to the backwoods lifestyle often parodied in popular culture. “I won’t stretch the truth by saying I was picking a banjo on the porch,” he says. “But it was proximate to that lifestyle.” Diviney moved to Kamloops four years ago when his wife, Melinda Spooner, a painter, was hired for a teaching position at Thompson Rivers University. He splits his time between making art, caring for their two children and working at the institution, mostly in technical support but occasionally as a sessional instructor. The couple met in the graduate program at NSCAD University in Halifax more than a decade ago, where Diviney studied after earning an undergraduate degree from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. After completing his Master’s degree, Diviney worked as director of the Eye Level Gallery, an artist-run centre in Halifax, and then moved west to work as assistant curator at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge and to teach at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. His work has drawn critical attention with a growing roster of group and solo exhibitions at artist-run centres across the country and at public galleries in Halifax, Ottawa, Edmonton and Calgary. Diviney is currently working on another site-specific project that will be installed in the reflecting pool outside Kitchener’s city hall in September. He was inspired by a ubiquitous Canadian icon — the beaver dam. But he is building Lodge not from logs but from PVC pipe that he has resurfaced with a pseudo wood-grain surface created from caulking, construction adhesives and other building products. “It draws attention to both the site, this pool, and this form that’s gleaned from the natural world — proposing a transition between the natural and the built environment,” he says. As with Drift, perceptions will ebb and flow. “I think in a lot of my work, there is a suspension of disbelief,” he says. “It’s about a certain distance and approach with respect to the viewer’s relationship with it upon first glance. With this work, as well as many others, you are presented with one reality and as you approach the work, perhaps that dissolves and another reality takes over.” Drift will be on display at the Kelowna Art Gallery through July 26.

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SYLVAIN VOYER STEP INTO THIS PRAIRIE PAINTER’S ENDLESS HORIZONS IN A FIVE-DECADE SURVEY SHOW AT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA

He has been called the “canola and sky king” for his eye-catching landscapes of vivid canola fields in full bloom and parkland forests of trembling aspen. But, as a first-time survey reveals, Sylvain Voyer’s practice is as broad as the North Saskatchewan he knows so well. Based in Edmonton for most of his life, the city’s Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), is the site of a major exhibition this spring spanning nearly 50 years. That’s plenty of time for an artist to create a substantial body of work but, in Voyer’s case, make that plural — as in bodies of work. And make it generational — as in that storm of social and artistic change Voyer, experienced and responded to as a young artist in the 1960s and 1970s. ABOVE: Sylvain Voyer, Canola Foothills Country, acrylic and oil on canvas, n.d., 48" X 42".

OPPOSITE: Sylvain Voyer, Monarca Swirl, acrylic on Masonite, 9" X 10".

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“THERE WERE VERY FEW LINES DRAWN BETWEEN BEING AN ABSTRACT PAINTER, A LANDSCAPE ARTIST OR ANYTHING ELSE. YOU WERE AN ARTIST.” Now at 70, his home has shifted south to the rolling foothills around Claresholm, canvas, 2006, 48" X 24". between Lethbridge and Calgary. But there is still something of the radical in his reOPPOSITE TOP: Sylvain Voyer, cent paintings, featuring the delicate aerials Just at Dusk, acrylic on of Mexico’s monarch butterflies. PainstakMasonite, 1990, 16" X 7". ingly depicted from different perspectives, no butterfly is alike. These works amaze OPPOSITE BELOW: Sylvain Marcus Miller, the curator of the AGA Voyer, Museum of Modern show. “All of those hundreds of butterflies Art, 1979, mixed media. on the canvas become quite abstract after you look at them for awhile.” Observed in the highlands of Mexico, these transcontinental travellers are a skyward evocation of what has made Voyer as much a painter of light, and all that is ephemeral, as of the land around him. From Mexico too, where the artist and his wife, Jean, have spent many winters exploring that country’s ecological and cultural heritage, are his pictures of imposing Mayan ruins. Their large, impressive frames are unique to these paintings, some elaborately carved with Mexican patterns, worry dolls and other decorative features. Besides enriching the paintings’ content, Voyer likes to point out that the frames allude to the Symbolists and Paul Gauguin who, a century ago, constructed special frames for their own paintings. The survey of 80 works includes Pop-inspired paintings and op-art abstractions of the 1960s, the conceptual Art Recycling Depot — where the ABOVE: Sylvain Voyer,

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artist altered dozens of mass-produced art posters into mixed media works — and the striking photographic illusions of Mount Voyer. Chiselled from a 16" block of gypsum, this faux mountain and surreal black and white photographs, along with the paint-can model of New York’s Guggenheim Museum — from the sculptural installation, Great Galleries of the World — show the artist as not only an inspired explorer of foreign places, but also a student of many forms of modern and contemporary art. Voyer took his influences public, co-founding Edmonton’s first artist-run centre, Latitude 53 in 1973 — in a decade where, like wildfire, the whole concept of establishing a place for different types art not likely to make it inside the doors of a commercial gallery, let-alone a well-established public gallery, took off in Canada. He started the gallery with a former classmate from Calgary’s Alberta College of Art, painter, photographer and printmaker Harry Savage. Call their association a friendship, a partnership (at times), and, says Savage, a two-way mentorship. Both raised in Edmonton, interested in their roots — with a lot of time spent together outdoors painting the varied Alberta landscape — Voyer and Savage shared artistic ambitions, and tended to criss-cross one another, including an important period where both made hand-pulled prints. Their work often addressed the social and political issues of the day: consumerism, television, degradation of the environment and events like the Vietnam war. Voyer and Savage were also part of a developing community of trained artists in the 1960s determined to make art a full-time profession. “Edmonton was a very open place at the time,” Voyer recalls. He names other painters www.gallerieswest.ca


he knew like Douglas Haynes, Les Graff, Norman Yates, Jack Taylor and Ihor Dmytruk. “There were very few lines drawn between being an abstract painter, a landscape artist or anything else. You were an artist.” For the Toronto-based writer John Geiger, who, as a younger kid, remembers seeing the artist a few times in an Edmonton store with a black light room, Voyer represents what an artist should be. Excellent technique but intelligent about the work. Geiger owns a couple of the artist’s TV Series lithographs as well as a 1968 collage by Harry Savage called Turned Off. Although stylistically different, the writer thinks the two artists were “pretty brave doing what they were doing in Edmonton…..they opened the door to some interesting ideas. As [Brion] Gysin might have put it, let the mice in. I think they gave each other courage.” Geiger is the author of a biography about the innovative, although not well-known, multimedia artist, sound poet and novelist Brion Gysin, who was raised in Edmonton but spent most of his life in Morocco and Paris. Gysin was long gone by the time Voyer was around, but Geiger was surprised to discover that both artists grew up in the same neighbourhood. “As I’ve said, there must have been something in the water.” Geiger contributes an essay to the AGA’s exhibition, marking the first time a publication about Voyer’s artwork has been produced. It’s something curator Marcus Miller agrees is long overdue. “There has been lots of journalistic coverage of his art but there is a need for some reflective and critical writing.” It is Miller’s task to tease out the many threads of Voyer’s practice, which he describes as complex, playful and challenging. He acknowledges that, in the last couple of decades, not a lot of national attention has been paid to living artists like Voyer, who made a strong commitment to reflecting their place. Voyer has been quoted as saying that he appropriates the sky, the canola fields and the fall trees as part of an identity, and it’s in the more regional corners of Alberta where Voyer has subsequently made his most lasting contribution. There are two branches of artwork involved: the dozens of 5 www.gallerieswest.ca

x 7 acrylics of old buildings and historic sites in Edmonton, that he fondly calls his “jewels”, and the much larger-scale landscapes, where as many as 15 coats of white base paint give his skies and canola fields a clean, crisp, radiance. He says his aim is to recapture those initial first impressions while avoiding exaggeration. Compositionally too, he looks for a challenge by often taking an unconventional approach to the perspective. Fields tilt upward and hills roll downward. Milller, who has become intrigued with these odd perspectives, sums it this way. “Sylvain is kind of a dreamer, he is often looking up, up at the sky, up at those butterflies.” The short-grass environment that now surrounds Voyer is very different from the parkland and the more northern reaches of Alberta. There are new challenges and discoveries to be made. In this regard, he likes to quote Michelangelo. “You paint with your brain, not with your hands.” Down the highway from where the laid-back artist and Jean have settled, is the historic town of Fort Mcleod, the birthplace of Joni Mitchell. He considers the singer an influence because of what she sings about and how she lives her life. “In some ways she is a regionalist, and that’s where I see myself, as a populist and a regionalist.” All done, he says, y because while he ed side of southwesthas not tackled the industrialized ern Alberta, its feedlots, wind turbines, urbines, dams and gas-fields, people “have to start loving the landscape more.” The Art Gallery of Alberta presents Sylvain Voyer January 16 to March 22, and Edmonton’s Douglas Udell Gallery ery will also open a show of Voyer works on January 17. Galleries West Spring 2009 61


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GALLERY SOURCES Your guide to more than 450 fine art galleries in Western Canada For more information, send your request by email to freelistings@gallerieswest.ca ALBERTA INDEX Banff.................................................................65 Black Diamond ..................................................65 Bragg Creek ......................................................65 Calgary .............................................................65 Camrose ...........................................................69 Canmore ...........................................................69 Cochrane ..........................................................69 Crowsnest Pass..................................................70 Didsbury ...........................................................70 Drumheller ........................................................70 Edmonton.........................................................70 Fort MacLeod ....................................................72 Fort McMurray ..................................................72 Grande Prairie ...................................................72 High River ........................................................ 72 Jasper ...............................................................74 Kananaskis Country ...........................................74 Lacombe ...........................................................74 Lethbridge ........................................................74 Medicine Hat ....................................................74 Okotoks ............................................................75 Red Deer ...........................................................75 Wetaskiwin .......................................................75 BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX Abbotsford .......................................................75 Armstrong ........................................................75 Bella Colla .........................................................75 Bowen Island ....................................................75 Campbell River ..................................................75 Chilliwack .........................................................75 Comox ..............................................................75 Coombs ............................................................75 Courtenay .........................................................76 Cranbrook.........................................................76 Duncan .............................................................76 Galiano Island ...................................................76 Gibsons.............................................................76 Golden..............................................................76 Grand Forks ......................................................76 Invermere..........................................................76 Kamloops..........................................................76 Kelowna............................................................76 Kimberley ..........................................................76 Ladysmith .........................................................76 Nanaimo ...........................................................76 Nelson ..............................................................76 Oliver ................................................................76 Penticton ..........................................................77 Prince George ...................................................77 Qualicum Bay/Beach..........................................77 Salmon Arm......................................................77 Salt Spring Island ..............................................77 Sechelt ..............................................................77 Sidney...............................................................77 Silver Star Mountain ..........................................77 Summerland .....................................................77 Tofino ...............................................................77 Vancouver.........................................................77 Vernon..............................................................81 Victoria .............................................................81 Whistler ............................................................83 MANITOBA INDEX Brandon............................................................83 Churchill ...........................................................83 Gimli.................................................................83 Portage La Prairie ..............................................83 Winnipeg ..........................................................84 Winnipeg Beach ................................................85 SASKATCHEWAN INDEX Assiniboia .........................................................85 Estevan .............................................................86 Lumsden ...........................................................86 Meacham .........................................................86 Melville .............................................................86 Moose Jaw........................................................86 North Battleford ................................................86 Prince Albert .....................................................86 Regina ..............................................................86 Saskatoon .........................................................86 Swift Current ....................................................86 Weyburn ...........................................................86 Yorkton .............................................................87 NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Dawson City......................................................87 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Toll Free: 800-419-1298 info@canadahouse.com www.canadahouse.com A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art — paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Banff Springs Hotel, 403 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-760-2382 Toll Free: 800-310-9726 banff@mountaingalleries.com www.mountaingalleries.com New to Banff — Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian Art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. STRATUS GALLERY 120 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1E8 T. 403-985-0022 info@stratusbanff.ca www.stratusbanff.ca Housed in the historic Cascade dance hall on Banff Avenue, the Stratus Gallery marks an evolution in the mountain art experience. Modern works in a variety of media produced by regional artists are central to the exhibition mandate of the gallery — from representational landscapes in oil to figurative encaustics and abstract works in resin. Mon to Fri till 7 pm; Sat, Sun till 9 pm, or by appointment. WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 2469, 110 Bison Courtyard, 211 Bear St Banff, AB T1L 1C2 T. 403-762-2214 Toll Free: 866-859-2220 fineart@willockandsaxgallery.com www.willockandsaxgallery.com Art reflects the spiritual and physical reliance of humanity on the natural world. The Willock & Sax Gallery is innovative and eclectic, rooted in the idea that art is about people, place, and community. They carry work by mainly Western Canadian contemporary and historic artists, who enjoy international, national, and regional reputations. Daily 10 am – 7 pm.

NEW GALLERY The Elevation Gallery in Canmore has expanded to Banff with the opening of Stratus Gallery on Banff Avenue. Public Galleries WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY 107 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1020 Stn 40 Banff, AB T1L 1H5 T. 403-762-6281 F. 403-762-6659 walter_phillipsgallery@banffcentre.ca www.banffcentre.ca/wpg/ The gallery is exclusively committed to the production, presentation, collection and analysis of contemporary art and is dedicated to developing a thoughtful and stimulating forum for visual art and curatorial practice. The WPG develops exhibitions, commissions new works and engages in dialogues about curatorial practice through symposia and workshops. Tues to Sun noon - 5 pm. WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160, 111 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919 info@whyte.org www.whyte.org Located on a spectacular site beside the Bow River in downtown Banff. Discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Rockies. The Mu-

seum offers guided tours of Banff’s heritage log homes and cabins; historic walking tours of the Banff townsite; and exhibition tours of the galleries. Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm. BLACK DIAMOND Commercial Gallery TERRA COTTA GALLERY 110 Centre Ave, Box 689, Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5047 thestore@terracottagallery.ca www.terracottagallery.ca Begun as an outlet for their own ongoing work as potters, the ‘dudes’, Evonne and Robert Smulders have created a formidable gallery showing art in diverse media created primarily by artists living in southern Alberta. Wed to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appt. BRAGG CREEK Commercial Galleries SUNCATCHER’S DESIGN STUDIO 4-Old West Mall, PO Box 840 Bragg Creek,, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-4332 F. 403-278-6299 info@suncatchersdesigns.com www.suncatchersdesigns.com Now in Bragg Creek, SunCatcher’s has provided custom stained glass and sandcarved glass to the Calgary area since 1979. They offer in-home consultation for custom work. The gallery features a variety of leaded windows, vintage paintings, art glass, new and vintage jewellery, and various artist’s works. Featured artist E. Allan Garrett A.S.A. Wed to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun and Mon noon - 5 pm. THE ALICAT GALLERY PO Box 463, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-3777 F. 403-949-3777 gallery@alicatgallery.com www.alicatgallery.com Located about 30 minutes west of Calgary, the gallery opened in 1987. It represents more than 100 local and Western Canadian artists and artisans working in oils, acrylics and watercolours. Native art, ceramics, carvings, sculpture and ironwork of the finest quality are also shown. Daily 11 am - 5:30 pm. CALGARY Artist-run Galleries ARTIST PROOF GALLERY 2010F 11 St SE, PO Box 6821 Station D Calgary, AB T2P 2E7 T. 403-287-1056 alberta.printmakers@yahoo.ca www.albertaprintmakers.ca EMMEDIA GALLERY & PRODUCTION SOCIETY 203-351 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C7 T. 403-263-2833 F. 403-232-8372 emmedia@emmedia.ca www.emmedia.ca EMMEDIA encourages and supports independent video, audio and digital media production and provides access to broadcast quality video and audio production and post-production facilities. The gallery promotes exploration and expression of personal, artistic, social, formal or technical issues and ideas with active programming and both theoretical and technical workshops and scholarship programs. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.

Bankers Hall RPO, Calgary, AB T2P 5G7 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 info@thenewgallery.org www.thenewgallery.org From its new location on the second level of Eau Claire Market, Calgary’s oldest artist-run centre is committed to providing a forum for a wide spectrum of critical discourse and multi-disciplinary practices within the contemporary visual arts. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. TRUCK 815 1 St SW, lower level, Calgary, AB T2P 1N3 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737 info@truck.ca www.truck.ca/ A non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to promoting hybrid and emerging forms of contemporary art through the public presentation of work by regional, national and international artists. TRUCK contributes to the development and understanding of contemporary art within the Calgary community. Free admission. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries ART CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-543-9900 sandra@artcentral.ca www.artcentral.ca This landmark building on the NW corner of 7th Ave and Centre St SW in downtown Calgary has been renovated to house artist studios, galleries, and ancillary retail businesses. Centrally located opposite Hyatt Regency Hotel, only one block from Stephen Avenue Walk. For more information or leasing inquiries visit website 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 info@artfirm.ca www.artfirm.ca Artfirm presents an expanding group of artists working in a full range of media including painting, sculpture, and innovative media. Artfirm is committed to the sale of exceptional, contemporary artwork by local, Canadian and international artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. ARTFUL LIVING 1221 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S9 T. 403-265-8338 greg@artfulliving.ca www.artfulliving.ca Long-known for their collector quality framing, the gallery has extended its ‘artful living’ theme at its location in Inglewood with paintings by Lisa, exclusive leather furniture by Selene, glass by Starfish Glassworks, pottery accessories by Jonathan Adler, leather rugs by Saas and resin works by Martha Sturdy. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. ARTISTS OF THE WORLD 514 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C8 T. 403-244-8123 F. 403-229-9687 info@artistsoftheworld.com www.artistsoftheworld.com Calgary’s largest and most eclectic art destination, this beautifully-renovated 20,000 sq. ft. heritage building features a vast fine art display, memorabilia and rare custom and vintage motorcycles. The facility boasts a dance floor, theatre room and multiple plasma screens as well as being fully equipped to host events for up to 800 people. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

STRIDE GALLERY 1004 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M7 T. 403-262-8507 F. 403-269-5220 stride2@telusplanet.net www.stride.ab.ca A non-profit, artist-run centre exhibiting contemporary artwork. Provides an experimental venue for artists to develop their practices, in whatever medium they choose. The gallery is committed to ongoing excellence in exhibitions, lectures, special events and publications. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

ARTS ON ATLANTIC GALLERY 1312A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-264-6627 F. 403-264-6628 info@artsonatlantic.com www.artsonatlantic.com The gallery showcases an eclectic mix of fine Canadian art and craft. Five minutes from downtown, it is a warm, intimate space in historic Inglewood. Mediums include painting, copper, glass, jewelry, wood, specialty cards, photography and native leather and beading. The book arts and classes are a specialty. Wed to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm and by appt.

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T. 403-262-3356 info@axisart.ca www.axisart.ca Represents professional Canadian and International artists working in diverse media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing and photography. The artists represent distinctive artistic practices in terms of their approach, technique and themes. The result: work that is compelling, fresh and engaging. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, First Thurs till 9 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

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EDWARD BURTYNSKY:

The Residual Landscapes THE STUFF OF LEGEND:

The Luxton Family in Banff and the Bow Valley Open until October 31, 2009 Alberta Oil Sands #6, Fort McMurray, Alberta, 2007

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COLLAGE 206-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-3330 www.artcentral.ca COTTAGE CRAFT 8330 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-252-3797 F. 403-252-6002 ccgfa@telus.net www.cottage-craft.com THE CROFT 2105 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-1212 F. 403-214-1409 thecroft@telus.net www.thecroft.ca DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 737 2 ST SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 dpg@dianapaulgalleries.com www.dianapaulgalleries.com Recently relocated to the heritage Lancaster Building just off Stephen Avenue Walk. Specializing in high quality fine art — small and large format works — in styles from super-realism to impressionism to semi-abstract. Featuring the work of emerging and well-established artists. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.

GALLERY MOVED Herringer Kiss Gallery has recently moved from 10th Street to the 700 block of 11th Avenue. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY CALGARY 725 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-264-4414 F. 403-264-4418 calgary@douglasudellgallery.com www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and now in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt. FORTUNE FINE ART 3-215 39 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E3 T. 403-277-7252 F. 403-277-7364 info@fortunefineart.com For sale or lease, long-time Calgary collector and philanthropist Lou MacEachern, offers works from his collection of 1,500 pieces of original Canadian art. The more-than-225 artists include well-known names such as Norman Brown, ‘Duncan’ MacKinnon Crockford, WR deGarth, N de Grandmaison, Roland Gissing, George Horvath, Georgia Jarvis, Glenn Olson, Torquil Reed, Colin Williams and Marguerite Zwicker. Browsers welcome. By appointment. GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 866-425-5373 art@gainsboroughgalleries.com www.gainsboroughgalleries.com Extensive collection of fine artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Wood, Desrosiers, Lyon, Hedrick, Min Ma, Simard, Brandel, Schlademan, Bond, Cameron, Crump and Degenhart. Calgary’s largest collection of bronze — by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Taylor, Danyluk and Arthur. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat till 5 pm. GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 100-602 11 Ave SW - lower level Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 T. 403-265-1630 F. 403-265-1634 calgary@gerrythomas.com www.gerrythomas.com This contemporary, New York-style gallery boasts an impressive 4600 sq ft of original art work ranging

from glass sculpture to abstract oil paintings and photography. The gallery, which can accommodate events of up to 300 people, is anchored by a central art deco bar, three plasma screens and a sophisticated sound system. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. GIBSON FINE ART LTD 850 16 Ave SW, 2nd floor, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9 T. 403-244-2000 info@gibsonfineart.ca www.gibsonfineart.ca Now showing the artists of Fosbrooke Fine Arts. The gallery showcases contemporary art in a wide variety of styles and media and of significant regional and national scope from emerging and established artists of the highest quality. Thurs to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. HARLEKIN GALLERIES 8330 Macleod Tr S, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-253-4046 harlekin@harlekingalleries.com www.harlekingalleries.com An eclectic gallery bringing a fresh look to the art scene in the southwest part of Calgary, Harlekin showcases original works of art by both wellknown and emerging artists in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Professional framing onsite. Located in Heritage Plaza at the corner of Macleod Tr and Heritage Dr. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 709 A 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 deborah@herringerkissgallery.com www.herringerkissgallery.com Recently relocated, the Herringer Kiss Gallery represents provocative and innovative artwork by emerging and mid-career Canadian artists. Artists include Harry Kiyooka, Bill Laing, Marjan Eggermont, Ken Webb, Reinhard Skoracki, David Burdeny, Charles Malinsky, Jeremy Herndl and Elizabeth Barnes. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. INFLUX JEWELLERY GALLERY 201-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-7527 F. 403-266-7524 info@influxgallery.com www.influxgallery.com Specializing in Canadian contemporary art jewellery, the gallery represents over 40 of Canada’s most talented jewellery artists with work ranging from subtle objects for everyday wear to extravagant and sculptural artworks — rings, pendants, necklaces, brooches, bracelets and earrings. Also offer custom design services. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. JOHN SCOTT GALLERY 111-908 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A3 T. 403-244-9993 F. 403-244-9943 johnscottgallery@shaw.ca www.johnscottgallery.ca Located in the historic Devenish Building on trendy 17th Ave SW, John Scott Gallery showcases a variety Canadian and international artists. They specialize in contemporary style art including landscapes, still life’s, abstract, and figurative. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 am, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, and by appointment. KENSINGTON FINE ART GALLERY 102-628 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 T. 403-228-2111 F. 403-228-0640 kensington@nucleus.com www.kensingtonfineart.com In Calgary since 1968, Kensington Fine Art Gallery features original 21st century Canadian art, including bronze and raku pieces, presented in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. In the Design District on 11th Ave SW between 5th St and 6th St. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. KEYSTONE ART GALLERY 202-100 7 Ave SW (Art Central) Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-237-6637 mail@keystoneartgallery.com www.keystoneartgallery.com The Keystone Gallery promotes art created by Canadian emerging to established artists with art in all media and a focus on regional artists. There are regularly scheduled solo, group and themed exhibitions. Custom framing and installation services, design and art consultation. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm and by appt. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 Toll Free: 866-202-0888 calgary@lochgallery.com www.lochgallery.com

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Established in 1972 and recently opened in Calgary, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Ron Bolt, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Also located in Winnipeg and Toronto. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MASTERS GALLERY 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 mastersgallery@shawcable.com www.mastersgalleryltd.com Celebrating more than 30 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MICAH GALLERY 110 8 Ave SW, Stephen Ave Walk Calgary, AB T2P 1B3 T. 403-245-1340 F. 403-245-1575 sales@micahgallery.com www.micahgallery.com The gallery specializes in unique First Nations art and jewellery from across North America. Featured artists include Ernie Whitford, local wood carver; Nancy Dawson, West Coast jeweller; Ernie Scoles, Cree painter; as well as a large selection of Navajo sandpaintings, Inuit soapstones and traditional and contemporary turquoise jewellery. Mon to Wed 10

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am - 6 pm, Thur - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Seasonal hours may be in effect, please call. NEWZONES 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 info@newzones.com www.newzones.com/ Opened in 1992, Newzones represents leading names in contemporary Canadian art. The gallery has developed strong regional, national, and international followings for its artists. The focus has been a program of curated exhibitions, international art fairs and publishing projects. Services include consulting, collection building, installation and appraisals. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. NOVA SCOTIAN CRYSTAL 112-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-237-8003 F. 403-237-8069 Toll Free: 888-977-2797 christine@novascotiancrystal.com www.novascotiancrystal.com At NovaScotian Crystal, traditional mouth-blown, hand-cut glassware is not so much a craft as a way of life. Running counter to a world-wide trend to mechanization, a small band of craftsmen took matters into their own skilled hands and in 1996 NovaScotian Crystal was born on the Halifax Waterfront — the only maker of handcrafted crystal in Canada. Drop by the new Calgary showroom to

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The Military Museums Gallery The Weiss Gallery ThompsonLandry Gallery TrépanierBaer Triangle Gallery Truck Gallery Venturion Gallery Virginia Christopher Fine Art Wallace Galleries Webster Galleries

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visitor and craftsman alike. Mon to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm.

PAUL KUHN GALLERY 724 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 paul@paulkuhngallery.com www.paulkuhngallery.com Focuses on national and regional contemporary 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.

RUBERTO OSTBERG GALLERY 2108 18 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3T3 T. 403-289-3388 anna@ruberto-ostberg.com www.ruberto-ostberg.com This bright exhibition space in the residential community of Capitol Hill shows a variety of contemporary art styles and media in an inner city location for artists and art lovers to meet and interact. Some of the work is produced on-site by artists working in the adjoining Purple Door Art Studio space. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.

NEW GALLERY The Epcor Centre has opened The Ledge, as a dedicated art space overlooking Centre Court. RUBAIYAT GALLERY 722 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7 T. 403-228-7192 rubaiyatholdings@shaw.ca From its inception in 1973, Rubaiyat has been a purveyor of the finest quality handcrafts. Whether it be the sumptious color of an off-hand blown glass piece, the grain of exotic wood, or the brilliant combinations of precious metals and stones in its jewellery collection, their aim is to inspire the

SKEW GALLERY 1615 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 T. 403-244-4445 ebvisualarts@shaw.ca www.skewgallery.com A recently-opened contemporary art gallery, offering an opportunity for both the uninitiated and the seasoned collector to view or acquire a dynamic range of painting, sculpture and photography from across Canada. Specializing in theme group exhibitions, with a focus on presenting topical art in an informed context. Monthly rotation of shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appt. STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY 2nd level, Bow Valley Square III, 251, 255 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3G6 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981

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stephenloweartgallery@shaw.ca www.stephenloweartgallery.ca Specializing in fine art orginals by distinguished Canadian artists of national and international acclaim for over 25 years. Offers an excellent selection of outstanding paintings and sculptures in landscapes, florals, still life, and figurative in contemporary and traditional styles. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. STUDIO TODOROVIC 110-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-450-1917 sales@studiotodorovic.com www.studiotodorovic.com Studio Todorovic is a unique shop located in the historical Art Central building, featuring fresh work by emerging artists; and also offering a selection of artist supplies and evening art classes. See website or call for upcoming shows or to apply for shows. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm and Sat 11 am - 6 pm. New shows every First Thursday.

403-949-3777 www.alicatgallery.com Located about 30 minutes west of Calgary in Bragg Creek, Alberta Rod Charlesworth, Johnson Canyon, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 36”

SUMMIT FINE ART 1604 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J5 T. 403-457-5477 info@summitfineart.com www.summitfineart.com Relocated from Banff to Calgary, the gallery presents contemporary art informed by nature; celebrating the beauty of nature, depicting artist’s observations, and often exploring topical issues surrounding human interaction with nature. Owners Bart Habermiller and Emily Barnett bring an inspiring collection of art carefully selected for it’s artistic skill, aesthetics and ability to convey ideas in an accessible manner. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. SWIRL FINE ART & DESIGN 104-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-5337 tracy@swirlfineart.com www.swirlfineart.com Tracy Proctor launched Swirl in June 2006, in order to promote other independent artists. The vibrant and diverse artwork draws art lovers from Calgary and further afield. Currently representing ten established and aspiring artists, all from Western Canada, the gallery showcases an abundance of talent with a broad range of styles. Consultations and commissions are available. Mon to Fri 10 am 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm.

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TRIANGLE GALLERY 403-262-1737 www.trianglegallery.com

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Maura Byrne Conrad Ouchi The Bee Kingdom Deborah Lougheed Sinclair Architectural Home by Thomas Debicki

THE COLLECTORS’ GALLERY OF ART 1332 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-245-8300 F. 403-245-8315 mail@collectorsgalleryofart.com www.collectorsgalleryofart.com Specializing in important Canadian art from the 19th to the 21st century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and Group of Seven. The Collectors’ Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. THE PETERS GALLERY 1904 20 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 1H5 T. 403-210-0078 F. 403-269-3475 thepetersgallery@shaw.ca www.thepetersgallery.com Established in 1993, this eclectic gallery and framing studio represents important traditional and contemporary Canadian artists featuring quality original works of art — paintings, sculpture, glass and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and the seasoned collector to make informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur till 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. THE WEISS GALLERY 1021 6 St SW (corner 11 Ave) Calgary, AB T2R 1R2 T. 403-262-1880 info@theweissgallery.com www.theweissgallery.com Juxtaposing contemporary work with fine 19th century European artworks, the gallery is a showcase for craft-intensive, descriptive art. It represents artists whose approaches to painting, drawing, photography and sculpture pay respect to timehonoured methods of artmaking and have found a beautiful expression within a contemporary vision and context. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment. THOMPSON LANDRY GALLERY 200-1213 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0V3 info@thompsonlandry.com www.thompsonlandry.com Opening Summer 2008. The gallery showcases both the new generation of contemporary artists and the great masters of Quebec. It is the only gallery in Calgary specializing in Quebec artists and

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sculptors. An impressive collection of great masters (A Y Jackson, J-P Riopelle, R Pilot, et al) is housed in a separate room. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 6:00. TRÈPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 info@tbg1.com www.trepanierbaer.com A progressive and friendly commercial gallery specializing in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international art. In addition to representing wellknown senior and mid-career artists, the gallery also maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of younger emerging Canadian artists’ work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. TYRRELL CLARKE GALLERY 213-100 - 7 Ave, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-245-4281 tyrrell@tyrrellclarke.com www.tyrrellclarke.com VENTURION GALLERY 104-214 11 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0X8 T. 403-264-6234 F. 403-264-6001 steve@venturion.ca www.venturion.ca

GALLERY MOVED After 33 years, the Centennial Gallery has moved down the hall in Palliser Square to new space at the base of the Calgary Tower. VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 816 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-4346 info@virginiachristopherfineart.com www.virginiachristopherfineart.com Established in 1980, the gallery has earned a national reputation among discerning collectors of contemporary Canadian art. Exhibitions change monthly, showcasing museum-calibre, original paintings, sculpture and ceramics by artists with well-established reputations. Representing the Estate of Luke O Lindoe (1913-1999). Gallery open Tues to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm. The Vue Café serves lunch 11 am - 4 pm. Inquiries invited for private functions. WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 colette@wallacegalleries.com www.wallacegalleries.com In the heart of downtown Calgary, Wallace Galleries Ltd. has been a part of the art community since 1986. With regular group and solo shows the gallery is proud to represent some of Canada’s most accomplished and upcoming contemporary artists working in oils, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor as well sculpture and pottery. There is always something visually stimulating to see at Wallace Galleries Ltd. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WEBSTER GALLERIES 812 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-6500 F. 403-263-6501 info@webstergalleries.com www.webstergalleries.com Since 1980, Webster Galleries Inc. has been a leading specialist in stone sculpture and offers a large collection of Inuit sculpture, oils, watercolours, bronzes, pencil works, ceramics and hand-pulled prints within 10,000 square feet of gallery space. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. Cooperative Galleries ARTPOINT GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1139 - 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3G1 T. 403-265-6867 F. 403-265-6867 info@artpoint.ca www.artpoint.ca Housed just behind the CPR tracks in Ramsay, the gallery is home to over 40 artists and members of the artpoint society. In the Upstairs and Downstairs Galleries, members and invited art groups show their work in monthly changing exhibitions — from painting to sculpture; photography to textiles. Turn E from 8 St onto 11 Ave SE and follow gravel road. Thurs & Fri 1 pm - 5 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, or by appointment. BRIC GALLERY 227 35 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2K5 T. 403-520-0707

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CENTENNIAL GALLERY 133-125 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P6 T. 403-266-6783 lnemanz@telusplanet.net Public Galleries ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE GALLERY 1221 2 St SW, 2nd floor, Calgary, AB T2R 0W5 T. 403-245-5662 F. 403-244-3911 director@afcalgary.ca www.afcalgary.ca/ ART GALLERY OF CALGARY 117 - 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4 T. 403-770-1350 F. 403-264-8077 info@artgallerycalgary.org www.artgallerycalgary.org The Art Gallery of Calgary is an interactive and dynamic forum for contemporary art exhibitions and activities that foster appreciation and understanding of visual culture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. To 10 pm every first Thursday of the month. GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 glenbow@glenbow.org www.glenbow.org/ The colourful history of Canada’s West comes alive at Western Canada’s largest museum. Discover the diverse people, stories and events that shaped this region. Glimpse the world beyond Western Canada through special exhibitions and their own eclectic, international collections. Daily 9 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm. Adult $12; Sen $9; Stu $8; under 6 free; family $37.50. Glenbow Shop open daily 10 am 5:30 pm, Thur till 9 pm.

NEW GALLERY Janet Armstrong recently opened her Just Imajan gallery/studio in Cochrane. ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682 www.acad.ab.ca/ikg.html LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8, By Millarville, 16 km south of Calgary off Hwy 22 west Calgary, Alberta T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 info@leightoncentre.org www.leightoncentre.org Situated on 80 acres of rolling foothills 15 minutes southwest of Calgary, the former home of landscape painter A.C. Leighton represents 50 years in Canadian landscape painting. Changing exhibitions and sales — workshops on painting techniques for various skill levels from beginners to accomplished artists. Located south on Macleod Tr to Spruce Meadows Tr west to 37 St (Hwy 773) and south (then west and south) to 266 Ave W (bottom of big hill, west and south on winding road) to Leighton Centre. Museum entrance 50 yds south of Centre. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. MARION NICOLL GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7625 F. 403-289-6682 mng@acadsa.ca www.acad.ab.ca/galleries/mng/gate.cfm

THE NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM University of Calgary, 434 Collegiate Bd NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-7234 F. 403-282-4742 nickle@ucalgary.ca www.ucalgary.ca/~nickle A broadly focused public gallery that is an integral part of the University of Calgary. 18 to 24 exhibitions per year focus on contemporary western Canadian art and on numismatics, reflecting the museum’s two major collections. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thur to 9 pm, Sat 1 pm - 5 pm (May through Aug, Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm only). TRIANGLE GALLERY OF VISUAL ART 104-800 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403-262-1737 F. 403-262-1764 jacek@trianglegallery.com www.trianglegallery.com Dedicated to the presentation of contemporary Canadian visual arts, architecture and design within a context of international art, the gallery is engaged in the advancement of knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices through a balanced program of visual art exhibitions to the public of Calgary and visitors. Admission fee: Adults - $2.00; Senior/Students - $1.00; Family - $5.00; Members of the Triangle Gallery - Free. Annual Membership - $25.00. Free admission on Thursdays. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. CAMROSE Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St, Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 888-672-8401 candler@syban.net www.candlerartgallery.com Fresh, vibrant and alive describe both the artwork and the experience when you visit this recently restored gallery. You will discover a diverse group of both emerging and established artists including J. Brager, B. Cheng, R. Chow, H. deJager, K. Duke, J. Kamikura, E. Lower Pidgeon, J. Peters, A. Pfannmuller, K. Ritcher, D. Zasadny — all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appt. CANMORE Commercial Galleries ELEVATION GALLERY 100-729 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 baxterc@telus.net www.elevationgallery.ca THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 theavensgallery@telusplanet.net www.theavensgallery.com Established in 1980, the Avens Gallery features original work by local and regional senior artists: Alice Saltiel, Zelda Nelson, Elizabeth Wiltzen, Tony Bloom, Thep Thavonsouk. Changing displays highlight a variety of paintings and photographs as well as fine craft and sculpture in glass, clay, wood, metal and bronze. Website updated daily. Open daily 10:30 - 5:30, extended hours in summer. Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 webmaster@caag.ca www.caag.ca COCHRANE

MEZZANINE GALLERY 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1T1 T. 403-220-4913 mezzanine.ffa.ucalgary.ca THE LEDGE GALLERY 205 8 Ave SE, EPCOR CENTRE Calgary, AB T2P 0K9 T. 403-294-7455 tmcgrath@epcorcentre.org www.epcorcentre.org 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 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5J4 T. 403-974-2850 F. 403-974-2858 moradmin@telusplanet.net www.themilitarymuseums.ca

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Commercial Galleries JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY/STUDIO 3-320 1 St West, Box 1343 Cochrane, AB T4C 1X8 T. 403-932-7040 jbarmstrong@xplornet.com www.justimajan.com This new, warm and friendly storefront gallery exclusively features local artist Janet B. Armstrong’s vibrant and eclectic mix of oils and acrylics in a variety of subjects and sizes. The artist invites visitors to watch her paint and to enjoy the cherrywood bar, fireplace and vintage memorabilia. Commissions welcome. Tues 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm; Wed to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm; Sun noon - 4 pm. RUSTICA ART GALLERY #4-123 2 Ave West, PO Box 1267, Rustic Market Square, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B3 T. 403-851-5181 Toll Free: 866-915-5181 info@rusticagallery.com www.rusticagallery.com

Fall Stream, 16” x 24”, Oil by Georgia Jarvis

Sales and Art Rentals Collection of 1,500 original Canadian works. View by appointment.

Fortune Fine Art

#3-215 39 Ave NE Calgary, AB T2E 7E3 T (403) 277-7252 info@fortunefineart.com Portrait of a Native Man, 22” x 16”, Oil by N. deGrandmaison

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Housed in a rustic log building in downtown Cochrane, this warm and inviting gallery specializes in fine art original paintings and sculpture by local and Western Canadian artists notably the Western Lights Group (Murray Phillips, Roger D. Arndt, Jonn Einerssen, Brent Heighton and Vance Theoret). Local artists include Rick Berg, Lisa Wirth, Ann Perodeau, Shannon Luyendyk and Lorri PullmanMacDonald. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. 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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WESTLANDS ART GALLERY 214 First St W, Box 1166, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B2 T. 403-932-3030 F. 403-932-7810 look@westlandsart.com www.westlandsart.com Canadian First Nations rare and original works, Inuit and aboriginal soapstone sculpture, plus Alberta landscape photographs, raku and functional pottery, metal work and coppersmithing and stained glass from local artisans. Mon to Fri 10:30 am 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. In Cochrane, 15 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A. CROWSNEST PASS Public Galleries CROWSNEST PASS PUBLIC ART GALLERY 14733 20 Ave, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0 T. 403-562-2218 F. 403-562-2218 www.telusplanet.net/public/cnpaaa/ Located on scenic Hwy 3 in Frank, the Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery features an eclectic selection of rotational exhibitions throughout the year. The Gallery Gift Store offers a wide range of fine arts and crafts created by local and area artists. Donations are accepted. Open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, and weekends and holidays from 1 to 4 pm. DIDSBURY

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Commercial Gallery GILDED GALLERY 106-2034 19 Ave (Box 632) Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 T. 403-335-8735 F. 403-335-8736 kelly@gildedgallery.com www.gildedgallery.com Specializing in original works by emerging artists of Central Alberta, the gallery shows more than 120 works by 25 central Alberta artists. The approachable and welcoming atmosphere is ideal for browsing and buying. Full custom framing services available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. DRUMHELLER Commercial Gallery MELTING POT GALLERY 196 1 St W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y4 T. 403-823-2483 F. 403-272-0222 info@meltingpotgallery.ca www.meltingpotgallery.ca Cooperative Gallery BADLANDS GALLERY Box 836, 50C 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-8680 badlands_art@yahoo.ca www.badlandsgallery.com GREATER EDMONTON

Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists 5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401 www.candlerartgallery.com candler@syban.net J. Kamikura, Cosmos Duet acrylic on canvas 24� x 24�

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Artist-run Galleries HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 harcourt@telusplanet.net www.harcourthouse.ab.ca The Arts Centre delivers a variety of services to both artists and the community, and acts as an essential alternative site for the presentation, distribution and promotion of contemporary art. The gallery presents 10 five-week exhibitions, from local, provincial and national artists, collectives and arts organizations as well as an annual members’ show. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. LATITUDE 53 10248 106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5 T. 780-423-5353 F. 780-424-9117 info@latitude53.org www.latitude53.org SNAP GALLERY 10309 97 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 0M7 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117

snap@snapartists.com www.snapartists.com 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 info@agnesbugeragallery.com www.agnesbugeragallery.com Agnes Bugera has been in the art gallery business since 1975, and is pleased to continue representing an excellent group of established and emerging Canadian artists. Spring and Fall exhibitions offer a rich variety of quality fine art including landscape, still life, and abstract paintings as well as sculpture and photography. New works by gallery artists are featured throughout the year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment. ART BEAT GALLERY 26 St Anne St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E9 T. 780-459-3679 F. 780-459-3677 artbeat@telusplanet.net www.artbeat.ab.ca Located in the Arts and Heritage District of St. Albert, this family-owned business specializes in original artwork by Western Canadian artists. Paintings in all media, sculpture, pottery, and art glass. Home and corporate consulting. Certified picture framer. Part of St. Albert Artwalk - May through August. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 info@bearclawgallery.com www.bearclawgallery.com Specializing in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art since 1975 from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Jane Ash Poitras, Alex Janvier and Aaron Paquette. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave , Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z9 T. 780-439-8210 F. 780-435-0429 christl@christlbergstrom.com www.christlbergstrom.com This storefront gallery and studio, in the Mill Creek area of Old Strathcona, features the work of Edmonton artist Christl Bergstrom, both recent and past work including still lifes, portraits, nudes and landscapes. Mon to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat by appt. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 dug@douglasudellgallery.com www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and now in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt. FRINGE GALLERY 10516 Whyte Ave - lower Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4 T. 780-432-0240 F. 780-439-5447 accounts@paintspot.ca www.paintspot.ca/fringe.html FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-488-2952 frontgal@telusplanet.net www.thefrontgallery.com Located in Edmonton’s gallery walk district. Since opening in 1979 the gallery has specialized in exhibiting fine art and craft by Alberta artists, with exhibitions changing every three weeks. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 139-10309 107 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K3 T. 780-232-7497 edmonton@gerrythomas.com www.gerrythomas.com

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Located in the 7th Street Lofts in the heart of downtown Edmonton, this unique industrial-style gallery shows a wide variety of original artwork from international artists and some of Western Canada’s most impressive artists. Featuring one-of-a-kind glass work, sculpture, paintings and photography. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

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.

JOHNSON GALLERY 7711 85 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3B4 T. 780-465-6171 info@johnsongallery.ca www.johnsongallery.ca

LILIANA’S BOUTIQUE & ART GALLERY 12302 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-448-0714 F. 780-454-4558 Over the past ten years, as a complement to her high-fashion clothing boutique, Ljiljana has quietly assembled a roster of artists, including European discovery Reinhard Gade, working in a variety of media including painting, blown glass, bronze and soapstone sculpture, and jewellery. Her collection has now been assembled in a large, dedicated gallery space on the second floor. Mon 11 am - 4 pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm; Thurs 11 am - 7 pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

KOHON DESIGNS INC 143-10309 107 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K3 T. 780-428-6230 F. 780-428-6249 designers@kohon.ca www.kohon.ca Kohon Designs, situated in the heart of downtown Edmonton, offers signature style and quality in custom furniture design, original artwork, photography, glassware and sculpture. The European look and complementary cappuccino bar create a pleasant environment. Their professional consultation services include leasing options for corporate and business collections. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. LANDO GALLERY 11130 - 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 mail@landogallery.com www.landogallery.com Edmonton’s largest commercial art gallery in the centre of Edmonton was established as Lando Fine

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PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY 10183 112 St, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M1 and 12304 Jasper Ave. T. 780-452-0286 F. 780-451-1615 info@probertsongallery.com www.probertsongallery.com The former Vanderleelie Gallery boasts one of Edmonton’s most elegant contemporary art spaces. Established in 1992, the gallery represents artists at various stages of their professional development and working in a variety of media. Under the ownership and direction of Peter Robertson, the gallery mounts 15 exhibitions each year. Now with second location. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

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PICTURE THIS! 959 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7 T. 780-467-3038 F. 780-464-1493 Toll Free: 800-528-4278 info@picturethisgallery.com www.picturethisgallery.com 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 gene@prosartschool.com www.prosartschool.com Pro’s Art specializes in original oils and giclÈes from both established & emerging artists. Landscapes, still lifes, figurative works and florals are all well represented. They also offer professional art instruction and fine art framing. Tues and Wed 10 am - 7 pm, Thurs to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 108 LeMarchand Mansion, 11523 100 Ave Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 rowles@rowles.ca www.rowles.ca Recently relocated to LeMarchand Mansion. Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, scrimshaw on moose antler, marble and soapstone. Special-

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izing in corporate collections and gifts, the gallery offers consultation for special commissions, packaging and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. (Calgary direct line: 403-2901612) Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 info@scottgallery.com www.scottgallery.com Established in 1986, the Scott Gallery features Canadian contemporary art representing over thirty established and emerging Canadian artists. Exhibits include paintings, works on paper including handpulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. THE PORTAL GALLERY 9414 91 St, Edmonton, AB T6E 1N4 T. 780-702-7522 theportalgallery@yahoo.com www.theportalgallery.com TU GALLERY 10718-124 St., Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1 T. 780-452-9664 apaterson@tugallery.ca www.tugallery.ca WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 info@westendgalleryltd.com www.westendgalleryltd.com Established in 1975, this fine art gallery is known for representing leading artists from across Canada

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— paintings, sculpture and glass art in traditional and contemporary styles. Exhibitions via e-mail available by request. Second location in Victoria. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Cooperative Galleries SPRUCE GROVE ART GALLERY Melcor Cultural Centre, 420 King St, PO Box 3511 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A8 T. 780-962-0664 F. 780-962-0664 alliedac@shaw.ca www.alliedartscouncil.ca Administered by the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove, the gallery is located in a new building along with the Spruce Grove Library. It shows original works by members of the AAC with a new featured artist every 3 weeks. They host several members’ shows each year, as well as an Albertawide Seniors & Open Art Competition. They sponsor ongoing classes for adults and children. Mon to Sat 10 am - 8 pm.

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SKIRTS & SQUARES Textile Traditions of Central Africa Curated by Jetske Sybesma

november 27 - december 20, 2008 VAAA Gallery 3rd flr, 10215 - 112 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 1.780.421.1731 toll free 1.866.421.1731 info@visualartsalberta.com Located in Harcourt House Arts Centre

SUN AND MOON GALLERY 12225 107 Ave Edmonton, AB T5M 1Y9 T. 780-433-3097 F. 780-455-9799 info@sunandmoongallery.com www.sunandmoongallery.com Since 1999, Sun & Moon Visionaries has been a place for self-expression for urban Aboriginal youth and a sacred space to receive traditional ancestral teachings and participate in cultural ceremonies with spiritual people. The results of its fine arts programs are now accessible to the public through this dedicated gallery space. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. THE STUDIO GALLERY 11 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E3 T. 780-460-5993 F. 780-458-7871 the-studio-gallery@telusplanet.net Public Galleries ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 10186-106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4 T. 780-488-5900 F. 780-488-8855 acc@albertacraft.ab.ca www.albertacraft.ab.ca Alberta’s only public gallery dedicated to fine craft presents four exhibitions in the main gallery each year. The Discovery Gallery features new works by ACC members. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine crafts including pottery, blown glass, jewelry, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more. All are hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; closed Sun. ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 100-10230 Jasper Ave, Entreprise Sq (former Hudson’s Bay building), Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 info@artgalleryalberta.com www.artgalleryalberta.com Founded in 1924, the gallery is the only museum in Alberta strictly devoted to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. In conjunction with a full and varied exhibition schedule, the gallery provides lectures, talks and seminars on art and art-related issues. Temporary location during expansion and renovation. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thurs until 8 pm (free admission 4 pm - 8 pm), Sat & Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

MULTICULTURAL PUBLIC ART GALLERY 5411 51 St, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7 T. 780-963-2777 F. 780-963-0233 PROFILES PUBLIC ART GALLERY, ARTS & HERITAGE FOUNDATION 19 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9537 ahfgallery@artsheritage.ca Located in the historic Banque d’Hochelaga in St. Albert, the gallery features contemporary art, usually by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sulpture, video, quilts, glass and ceramics at both the provincial and national level. Monthly exhibitions, adult lectures and workshops, “Looking at Art” school tours, art rental and sales plus a gallery gift shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm. ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM 12845 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 T. 780-453-9100 F. 780-454-6629 www.royalalbertamuseum.ca The Provincial Museum of Alberta opened in 1967 with a functional and elegant design. In 2005 funding was announced for a renewed museum with a renewed vision. And on the occasion of her visit to Alberta on May 24, 2005 to celebrate the Centennial, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II graciously consented to assign the designation ìRoyalî to the Museum, which shall henceforth be known as Royal Alberta Museum. Open daily 9 am - 5 pm. Closed December 24 and 25. THE WORKS GALLERY 200-10225 100 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 0A1 T. 780-426-2122 F. 780-426-4673 theworks@telusplanet.net www.theworks.ab.ca VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5N 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 866-421-1731 visartaa@telusplanet.net www.visualartsalberta.ab.ca Visual Arts Alberta Association is a non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. FORT MACLEOD Commercial Gallery PRAIRIE WINDS GALLERY 210 Col Macleod Blvd, PO Box 1539 Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 T. 403-553-3020 prairiewindsgallery@shaw.ca www.lindastewart.ca Located at 210 Col Macleod Blvd (Main Street) in historic Fort Macleod, the gallery features paintings, photography, giclÈes, ceramics and handcrafted leather products by Western Canadian artists. Also featured are bronze sculptures by wellknown Alberta sculptor Linda Stewart. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. FORT MCMURRAY Public Gallery KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979 GRANDE PRAIRIE

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CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS D’ALBERTA 9103 95 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 info@savacava.com www.savacava.com EXTENSION CENTRE GALLERY 8303 112 St, 2nd Flr, University Extension Centre Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4 T. 780-492-0166 val.smyth@ualberta.ca www.extension.ualberta.ca/liberalstudies/ finearts_gallery.aspx FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 bbrennan@ualberta.ca www.ualberta.ca/ARTDESIGN/html/fab/ index.html MCMULLEN GALLERY University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112 St Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7 T. 780-407-7152 F. 780-407-7472 mcasavan@cha.ab.ca www.capitalhealth.ca/mcmullen

Public Galleries PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 103-9856 97 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7K2 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 info@prairiegallery.com www.prairiegallery.com The largest public gallery serving NW Alberta and NE British Columbia. In March 2007, gallery services were interrupted by the collapse of its facility, a provincial historic resource. Innovative exhibitions and programs will transcend the gallery’s current limitations at its interim location until a new facility opens in 2009. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. HIGH RIVER Commercial Galleries ART AND SOUL STUDIO/GALLERY 124 6 Ave SW, High River, AB T1V 1A1 T. 403-601-3713 art@artandsoul.ab.ca www.artandsoul.ab.ca This studio/gallery is the creative space of artist/ owner Annie Froese. The gallery features original work in a variety of mediums created by Alberta artists, most of whom live within an hour of High River. Oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media,

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bearclaw gallery SPECIALIZING IN CANADIAN ABORIGINAL ART Bearclaw Gallery 10403-124 St. Edmonton, Alberta T5N 3Z5

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glass, ceramics and more are displayed in this 1917 arts and crafts home. An opportunity to indulge the senses. About 1/2 hr south of Calgary. Fri, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. PIKE STUDIOS AND GALLERY 70 9 Ave SE, High River, AB T1V 1L4 T. 403-652-5255 info@pikestudios.com www.pikestudios.com From their studios Bob and Connie Pike produce a wide range of art and fine craft. Bob works in metal, making gates, art boxes, tables and assorted architectural accents. Connie makes high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-akind pieces to an extensive selection of functional pottery for everyday use. Studio tours available by appointment. TWO FEATHERS GALLERY 153 Macleod Tr, PO Box 5457 High River, AB T1V 1M6 T. 403-652-1024 F. 403-652-1026 rbarstad@rbarstad.com www.rbarstad.com JASPER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, #1 Old Lodge Rd Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Toll Free: 888-310-9726 jasper@mountaingalleries.com www.mountaingalleries.com Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 8 am - 10 pm. KANANASKIS COUNTRY Commercial Gallery THE MOUNTAIN GALLERY PO Box 148, Delta Lodge, Kananaskis, AB T0L 2H0

T. 403-591-7610 kanmount@telus.net Under the direction of Sharon Conklin, the gallery highlights a Canadian collection of original artwork including paintings and giclees by local artists Bill Brownridge, David Daase, Patti Dyment, Brenda Harper, Wayne Milburn; and photography by Wieslaw Pohorak, along with a variety of unique jewellery items. Open daily.

T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 866-380-2787 trianon@savillarchitecture.com www.savillarchitecture.com

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.

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

UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART GALLERY W600, Centre for the Arts, 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 T. 403-329-2666 F. 403-382-7115 galleryinfo@uleth.ca www.uleth.ca/artgallery The gallery serves the campus community and general public with a permanent collection of more than 13,000 works; by presenting local and touring exhibitions; and by supporting research at all levels through publications and an on-line database. Main Gallery Mon to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Thur till 8:30 pm. Helen Christou Gallery - Level 9 LINC, Daily 8 am - 9 pm. Special activities on website.

LACOMBE Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY ON MAIN 4910 50 Ave, 2nd Flr, Lacombe, AB T4L 1Y1 T. 403-782-3402 F. 403-782-3405 galmain@telus.net www.thegalleryonmain.com Located just off Hwy. 2 in the heart of Historic Downtown Lacombe, this gallery boasts the largest selection of original art in central Alberta. Representing over 60 Alberta artists, the gallery’s selection covers a wide variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. (Winter hours till 5 pm.) Public Gallery LACOMBE MEMORIAL CENTRE ART GALLERY 5214 50 Ave, Lacombe, AB T. 403-782-1266 recreation@lacombe.ca 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 first has been awarded to Geoff Phillips of Calgary for installation in 2009. Mon to Sat 9 am - 8 pm.

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

LETHBRIDGE Commercial Galleries JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341 www.jerryarnoldgallery.com TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2

SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 info@saag.ca www.saag.ca One of Canada’s foremost public galleries, SAAG fosters the work of contemporary visual artists who push the boundaries of their medium. Regularly changing exhibitions are featured in three distinct

MEDICINE HAT Commercial Gallery FRAMING AND ART CENTRE 628 2 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0C9 T. 403-527-2600 F. 403-529-9109 facmedhat@shaw.ca Public Galleries CULTURAL CENTRE GALLERY 299 College Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6 T. 403-529-3880 F. 403-504-3554 sushel@medicinehat.ca ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 mhmag@city.medicine-hat.ab.ca www.esplanade.ca This is a new home for the Medicine Hat Museum, Art Gallery and Archives, as well as a 700-seat theatre. The gallery accommodates a wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical, regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are often accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Adults - $4, Youth and Student - $3, 6 & Under - Free, Family - $12, Thur Free for all ages. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm; Thur till 9 pm; Sat, Sun and Hol noon - 5 pm.

Take an unguided walking tour of the nine member galleries on Edmonton’s Gallery Walk 12310 Jasper Ave 482-2854

12419 Stony Plain Rd 482-1402

12225 107 Ave 433-3097

Bearclaw Gallery

Peter Robertson Gallery TU Gallery

10403 124 St 482-1204

12304 Jasper Ave 455-7479

10718 124 St 452-9664

West End Gallery

10332 124 St 488-4445

12308 Jasper Ave 488-4892 Electrum Douglas Udell

Scott Bearclaw

Agnes Bugera West End Peter Robertson

Douglas Udell Gallery Scott Gallery 10411 124 St 488-3619

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OKOTOKS Public Galleries THE STATION CULTURAL CENTRE PO Bag 20, 53 North Railway St Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1 T. 403-938-3204 F. 403-938-8963 cmasterson@okotoks.ca

Founded in 1983, the gallery shows a wide selection of original artworks and limited edition prints by Canadian and international artists. Owner Rod Bishop is pleased at the development of a West Coast style of art and notes its emergence in the collector community. He has an ongoing commitment to connect the artist with the collector in a relaxed atmosphere. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm.

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Commercial Galleries BILTON CONTEMPORARY ART 4B-5909 51 Ave, Red Deer, Ab T4N 4H8 T. 403-343-3933 info@biltoncontemporaryart.com www.biltoncontemporaryart.com Bilton Contemporary Art presents a wide range of international, national and local artists while promoting a dialogue among the artist, gallery and community. Programming supports the growth and experimentation of the artist or external curator, by including a wide range of artistic practices and encouraging challenging and important exhibitions. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

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

GALLERY IS 4930 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-341-4641 redblockgallery@yahoo.ca isgallery.blogspot.com Cooperative Gallery HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-346-8937 harriswarke@canoemail.com

NEW GALLERY

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Public Gallery CAMPBELL RIVER ART GALLERY 1235 Shopper’s Row Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7 T. 250-287-2261 contact@crartgallery.ca www.crartgallery.ca Campbell River Art Gallery opened its downtown facility in 1995. It has grown to offer more than 20 exhibitions annually in a choice of three exhibition spaces. The Members' Show, Art & Garden Tour and Christmas Art & Craft Market are popular annual events. The Gallery Gift Shop showcases distinctive local work. Summer: Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Winter: Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.

Commercial Gallery CAELIN ARTWORKS 4728 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0R7 T. 780-352-3519 F. 780-352-6806 Toll Free: 888-352-3519 mail@caelinartworks.com www.caelinartworks.com Owned by fine art photographer, Leon Strembitsky, and painter/musician, Colleen McGinnis, Caelin Artworks has been in operation since 1988. Located in an historic home in downtown Wetaskiwin, this studio/gallery showcases primarily their own work, and also puts the 'fine' into the art of picture framing. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.

Concours national du portrait canadien

Commercial Gallery PETROGLYPH GALLERY Box 433, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0 T. 250-799-5673 F. 250-799-5675 sbradt@petroglyphgallery.ca www.petroglyphgallery.ca

RED DEER AND DISTRICT ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 4B-4929 50 (Ross) St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X9 T. 403-358-3505 F. 403-358-3552 rdarts@alliedarts.ca

WETASKIWIN

Le Prix Kingston 2009

BELLA COOLA, BC

Public Gallery GALLERY AT ARTISAN SQUARE Box 211, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 T. 604-947-2454 F. 604-947-2460 admin@biac.ca www.biac.ca/gallery.php

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

Canada’s National Portrait Competition

Chilliwack and Sardis are pleased to welcome the Grey Area Gallery.

Public Galleries FOUR CORNERS AND PORTHOLE GALLERIES Red Deer College Library, 100 College Blvd, PO Box 5005, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 T. 403-342-3152 Paul.Boultbee@rdc.ab.ca library.rdc.ab.ca/news_events/

RED DEER MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY 4525 47A Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 museum@reddeer.ca www.museum.red-deer.ab.ca Three galleries featuring local, national and international artists. Exhibits change every six to eight weeks. The permanent gallery honours the history of the Red Deer region, with a special emphasis on First Nations People, immigrant settlers, rural life and the birth of a city. Mon to Sun noon - 5 pm, Wed noon - 9 pm. Closed Statutory Holidays.

The Kingston Prize 2009

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2009 Exhibitions: Kingston October 2009; Toronto January 2010; Art Gallery of Calgary January 29 - April 17, 2010 Information at: www.kingstonprize.ca

CAMPBELL RIVER

CHILLIWACK GREY AREA GALLERY 101-7408 Vedder Rd Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E6 T. 604-846-0088 greyareagallery@gmail.com www.greyareagallery.com This spacious contemporary gallery has an NYC feel with its eclectic collection featuring both established and emerging Canadian artists. The 1700 square foot space is also available for special events. Owners, Louisa and Jacquie believe that what is interesting in life can be found within its grey area. Minutes off Hwy 1 in Chilliwack, south on Vedder Road. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. COMOX Cooperative Gallery PEARL ELLIS GALLERY 1729 Comox Ave, PO Box 1286 Comox, BC V9M 7Z8 T. 250-339-2822 pearlellisgallery@shaw.ca www.pearlellisgallery.com COOMBS

BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES ABBOTSFORD Commercial Gallery CHARISMA GALLERY 33339 S Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B2 T. 604-852-3999 F. 604-852-3315 Toll Free: 866-852-3999 info@charismagallery.com www.charismagallery.com

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Commercial Gallery COASTAL CARVINGS GALLERY 6-2345 Alberni Hwy, Box 438 Coombs, BC V0R 1M0 T. 250-954-0554 artists@coastalcarvings.com www.coastalcarvings.com Coastal Carvings Gallery displays premier Northwest Coast carvings and sculpture, including panels, masks, bowls, paddles, bentwood boxes, jewellery and custom carvings and prints. Featured artist, Jeremy Humpherville, a Native carver born in

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Haida Gwaii, BC shows fine examples of carvings and sculpture in the Haida and Tsimshian style.

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Public Galleries COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287 curator@comoxvalleyartgallery.com www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com

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

THE MUIR GALLERY 440 Anderton Ave, PO Box 3053 Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3 T. 250-334-2983 F. 250-334-2934 info@comoxvalleyarts.org www.comoxvalleyarts.org

EFFUSION ART GALLERY 1033 7 Ave, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-341-6877 info@effusionartgallery.com www.effusionartgallery.com Describing itself as ‘an unrestrained expression of emotion’, the gallery is created on the energy of contemporary art with a collaboration between established and emerging artisans from coast to coast. Friendly staff happily provide advice on installation and design specifics to clients, whether homeowners, interior designers or from the corporate world. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

CRANBROOK Public Gallery CRANBROOK & DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL PO Box 861, 32A 11 Ave S Cranbrook, BC V1C 4J6 T. 250-426-4223 F. 250-426-4223 info@theartscouncil.ca www.theartscouncil.ca DUNCAN, BC Commercial Gallery E.J. HUGHES GALLERY 28 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-7112 pacific@islandnet.com www.ejhughes.ca The art of E. J. Hughes is now available at his hometown gallery on Vancouver Island. Hughes is a master. His use of color, moody coastal skies and timeless places keeps connoisseurs coming back for more. Shop the Hughes Gallery online or, in person Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Sun by appt. JUDY HILL GALLERY 22 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-6663 F. 250-746-8113 judyhill@judyhillgallery.com www.judyhillgallery.com GALIANO ISLAND Commercial Galleries GALIANO ART GALLERY 2540 Sturdies Bay Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-3539 F. 250-539-3505 galianoartgallery@gulfislands.com www.galianoartgallery.com INSIGHT ART GALLERY 157 Georgeson Bay Road Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-5080 insightgallery@shaw.ca www.insightartgallery.ca Cooperative Gallery ISLAND’S EDGE ART GALLERY 4-33 Manzanita Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-9934 islandsedgegallery@yahoo.com GIBSONS Commercial Gallery GIFT OF THE EAGLE GALLERY RR 9, 441 Marine Dr (Gower Point Rd) Gibsons, BC V0N 1V9 T. 604-886-4899 F. 604-866-4899 s_oneill@sunshine.net

THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565 info@artymgallery.com www.artymgallery.com With a collective 30 years art experience and entering its seventh year in business, the Artym provides the art and service that clients expect and appreciate — with sculpture, paintings and jewellery by over 65 Canadian artists in a constantly changing display and featured on their website. International shipping and personal delivery to Calgary. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. Public Gallery COLUMBIA VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL - PYNELOGS GALLERY 1720 4 Ave (at Kinsmen Beach), PO Box 2345 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-4423 jami@columbiavalleyarts.com www.columbiavalleyarts.com KAMLOOPS Commercial Gallery HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 167 4 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 hamptongallery@telus.net www.hamptongalleries.com Public Galleries KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-377-2400 F. 250-828-0662 kamloopsartgallery@kag.bc.ca www.kag.bc.ca Experience changing exhibitions of regional, national, and international contemporary art within four distinct gallery spaces at one of Canada’s strongest regional public art museums. Even the building is a contemporary ‘masterpiece’ designed by awardwinning architect Peter Cardew. Also home to The Gallery Store, a quality gift shop. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY VISUAL ART GALLERY Student St, Old Main Building, Box 3010 Kamloops, BC V2C 5N3 T. 250-828-5480 F. 250-371-5950 tatkins@tru.ca www.tru.ca/ae/vpa/vpa.htm KELOWNA

GOLDEN Commercial Gallery LEGACY OF LIGHT GALLERY 828 10 Ave S, PO Box 682, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T. 250-344-5989 Toll Free: 866-344-5955 info@llg.ca www.llg.ca Post-photographic, staged tableaux in various themes are displayed along with local landscapes, and wildflowers, fine art oils, kiln cast glass, pottery, jewellery, bronze and mammoth tusk scrimshaw. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. GRAND FORKS Public Gallery GRAND FORKS ART GALLERY 7340 - 5th St, PO Box 2140 Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 T. 250-442-2211 F. 250-442-0099

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Artist-run Gallery ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PO Box 5090 Stn A, 103-421 Cawston Ave, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-868-2298 F. 250-868-2896 info@alternatorgallery.com www.alternatorgallery.com The only artist-run gallery between Calgary and Vancouver was incorporated in 1989 as an alternative exhibition space which provides a venue for unorthodox or controversial art that may not be exhibited in municipal or commercial galleries. The Alternator encourages emerging and midcareer artists making innovative and experimental artwork. Tue to Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries GALLERY 421 100-421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-448-8888

Toll Free: 800-946-5565 info@gallery421.ca www.gallery421.ca Offers an eclectic mix of national and internationally acclaimed artists. Enjoy the works of several talented artists in a relaxed and informed environment. Other highlights include stone carvings, Raku pottery, and beautiful glassworks. In the Rotary Centre for the Arts, opposite Prospera Place. Tues to Fri noon - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm, or by appt. HAMBLETON GALLERIES 1290 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4 T. 250-860-2498 info@hambletongalleries.com www.hambletongalleries.com/ Established in 1964, the Hambleton has provided a showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works 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 Julia@juliatrops.com www.juliatrops.com Canadian artist Julia Trops works from her studio/ gallery in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, in the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Dramatic and bold figurative artworks in charcoal and oils. Artwork available for purchase from her studio and on her website. Mon to Fri 10 am - 2:30 pm or by appt. SOPA FINE ARTS 2934 South Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 T. 250-763-5088 info@sopafinearts.com www.sopafinearts.com Okanagan’s newest contemporary art gallery, Sopa prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art with new exhibitions opening the first Thursday each month. With a special interest in abstraction, Sopa features thoughtful, innovative, and compelling works; in the media of painting, sculpture, and assemblage. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appointment. THE EVANS GALLERY AND FRAMING 571 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L8 T. 250-861-4422 F. 250-868-3377 Toll Free: 800-661-2236 info@evansgallerycan.com TURTLE ISLAND GALLERY 115-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-717-8235 info@turtleislandgallery.com www.turtleislandgallery.com The gallery has a stunning selection of Northwest Coast wood carvings including ceremonial masks, totem poles, talking sticks, plaques and bentwoodstyle boxes. Also stone carvings, hand-carved gold and silver jewellery, original paintings and limited edition prints both contemporary and traditional. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm (Summer only: also Sun 11 am - 4 pm). TUTT ART GALLERIES Suites 7, 8, and 9 Tutt Street Square, Mail to 9-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 info@tuttartgalleries.com www.tuttartgalleries.com Tutt Art Galleries (TAG) is a recognized dealer of original contemporary fine art — representing regional, national and international artists whose works have built or enhanced private, corporate, and government collections, in Canada and abroad. TAG welcomes the opportunity to assist both budding art enthusiasts and experienced collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appt. Public Galleries GALLERIA AT ROTARY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-717-5304 F. 250-717-5314 info@RotaryCentreForTheArts.com www.RotaryCentreForTheArts.com The Galleria is an important venue for local artists to display their work and organize their own shows. Located in the heart of the cultural district, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary facility with working studios for artists and artisans, galleries, a theatre, pottery studio, bistro, dance studio and meeting spaces. Daily 8 am - 8 pm. KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3

T. 250-762-2226 F. 250-762-9875 kelowna.artgallery@shaw.ca www.kelownaartgallery.com Founded in 1976, the gallery serves the central Okanagan Valley with a variety of exhibitions and education programs for all ages. The new 15,000 square foot facility, opened in 1996, offers three gallery spaces. The Treadgold/ Bullock Gallery, The Reynolds Gallery and the Rotary Courtyard. Admission: members free, individual $5, senior $4, student $4, family $10, children under 12 free, Thur 3 pm - 9 pm by donation. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm Thur till 9 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. KELOWNA MUSEUM 470 Queensway Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6S7 T. 250-763-2417 F. 250-763-5722 info@kelownamuseum.ca www.kelownamuseum.ca KIMBERLEY Public Gallery KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL THE GALLERY AT CENTRE 64 64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley, BC V1A 2J2 kimberleyarts@cyberlink.bc.ca www.kimberleyarts.com LADYSMITH Public Gallery LADYSMITH WATERFRONT ART GALLERY 610 Oyster Bay Dr Ladysmith, BC V9G 1B2 T. 250-245-1252 info@ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com The gallery is the exhibition space of the Ladysmith Waterfront Arts Centre. It accepts work for display by artists who are residents of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Submitted work is juried for acceptance. Daily noon - 4 pm. NANAIMO Commercial Galleries BAD BOYS MOSAICS 426 Fitzwilliam St (at Richards St) Nanaimo, BC V9R 5K6 T. 250-616-2905 klausjoehle@gmail.com www.badboysmosaics.com GALLERY 223 223 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G8 T. 250-741-1188 F. 250-741-0868 gallery@gallery223.ca www.gallery223.ca Cooperative Gallery ART 10 GALLERY 94 - 650 South Terminal Ave, Port Place Shopping Centre, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2 T. 250-753-4009 tomrid@telus.net Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 T. 250-754-1750 info@nanaimogallery.ca www.nanaimogallery.ca NELSON Cooperative Gallery CRAFT CONNECTION 378 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L 4H5 T. 250-352-3006 craftconnection@netidea.com www.craftconnection.org Public Galleries OXYGEN ART CENTRE 3-320 Vernon St (enter from alley) Nelson, BC V1L 4B7 T. 250-352-6322 office@oxygenartcentre.org www.oxygenartcentre.org TOUCHSTONES NELSON: MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 502 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E8 T. 250-352-9813 F. 250-352-9810 info@touchstonesnelson.ca www.touchstonesnelson.ca OLIVER, BC Commercial Gallery HANDWORKS GALLERY 35648 97 ST, Box 271, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

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T. 250-498-6388 F. 250-498-6388 craftpot@telus.net www.handworksgallery.ca PENTICTON Commercial Galleries THE LLOYD GALLERY 18 Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-492-4484 art@lloydgallery.com www.lloydgallery.com New location on colourful Front St. Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through a large viewing gallery hung French salon-style. Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and sculptures depict the many faces of the Okanagan, Canada and Asia. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. TUMBLEWEED GALLERY 101-207 Main St, Penticton, BC V2A 5B1 T. 250-492-7701 F. 250-492-7701 tumbleweedgallery@shawcable.com www.tumbleweedgallery.ca Public Gallery PENTICTON ART GALLERY 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 agso@shawbiz.ca www.galleries.bc.ca/agso 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 Public Gallery TWO RIVERS GALLERY OF PRINCE GEORGE & REGION 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-614-7800 F. 250-563-3211 Toll Free: 888-221-1155 info@tworiversartgallery.com www.tworiversartgallery.com QUALICUM BAY/QUALICUM BEACH Commercial Galleries QUALICUM BAY SEASIDE GALLERY 6161 West Island Highway Qualicum Bay, BC V9K 2E3 T. 250-757-9180 eife@shaw.ca www.qualicumgallery.com QUALICUM FRAMEWORKS GALLERY 673 Fir St, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-7350 cogrady@telus.net www.qualicumframeworks.com One of Vancouver Island’s most extensive collections of fine art awaits at Qualicum Frameworks Gallery. From Ken Kirkby’s powerful, patriotic Inukshuks to D.F. Gray’s riveting pastels to Joe Rosenblatt’s outrageously playful oils to the masterful landscapes of Bill Townsend, visitors will discover a fine representation of established and emerging West Coast artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. THE GALLERY AT QUALICUM ART SUPPLY 206 West First Ave Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2P7 T. 250-752-3471 F. 250-752-1668 qacs@shaw.ca Public Gallery THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC T. 250-752-6133 gbtosh@shaw.ca www.theoldschoolhouse.org SALMON ARM Commercial Galleries TEYJAH’S ART DEN 825 Lakeshore Dr SW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4 T. 250-833-0907 F. 250-833-0907 teyjah@sunwave.net Public Galleries SAGA PUBLIC ART GALLERY 70 Hudson Ave NE, PO Box 1543 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6 T. 250-832-1170 F. 250-832-6807 sagapublicartgallery@telus.net www.sagapublicartgallery.ca/

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SALT SPRING ISLAND Commercial Galleries GALLEONS LAP 103 Park Dr, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2R7 T. 250-538-0182 info@glphoto.com www.glphoto.com Representing artists from both the local and wider photographic communities, Galleons Lap exhibits and sells contemporary and historic photographic fine art. Located corner of Park Dr, and Lower Ganges Rd, 200 metres north of the Tourist Infomation Centre in Ganges. Thurs to Sat 11 am to 5pm or by appointment. J. MITCHELL GALLERY 3104 Grace Point Square, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 art@jmitchellgallery.com www.jmitchellgallery.com The J. Mitchell Gallery represents many of the finest Gulf Island artists, exclusively. The gallery’s extraordinary collection of art in a broad range of media, showcases the dynamic and innovative work of these accomplished local artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 3 pm.

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JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 3-110 Purvis Lane, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S5 T. 250-537-1589 F. 250-537-9766 Toll Free: 800-474-6705 saltspring@jlcgallery.com www.jlcgallery.com PEGASUS GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART Mouat’s Mall, 1-104 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-2421 F. 250-537-5590 pegasus@saltspring.com www.pegasusgallery.ca Established in 1972, the gallery presents contemporary jewellery, paintings, sculptures and glassware (including originals and prints by Salt Spring’s Carol Evans). Pegasus specializes in museum quality antique basketry and work by Northwest Coast native carvers. Open year round.

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STEFFICH FINE ART GALLERY 3105-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-8448 F. 250-537-9233 Toll Free: 877-537-8448 info@steffichfineart.com www.steffichfineart.com SECHELT Public Gallery SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 5714 Medusa, Box 1565, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 T. 604-885-5412 F. 604-885-6192 SIDNEY, BC Commercial Galleries LAROCHE GALLERY 204-2527 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y1 T. 250-655-8278 larochefineartgallery@shaw.ca www.larochefineartgallery.com MAIN STREET GALLERY 2536 Beacon Ave, Sidney Pier Hotel Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-656-6246 F. 250-652-6249 info@mstreetgallery.com www.mstreetgallery.com Recently relocated to the new Sidney Pier Hotel, this exciting new space offers a broad selection of original art, ceramics, glass and jewellery. Representing an outstanding selection of contemporary Canadian artists, the elegant, warm and comfortable setting encourages browsing, questions and conversation whether a first time art buyer or collector. Open daily. PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave, Landmark Bldg. Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 Toll Free: 877-787-1896 pengal@pengal.com www.pengal.com Since 1986 the gallery has offered original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale onsite and through comprehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm.

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VILLAGE GALLERY 2459 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1X7 T. 250-656-3633 F. 250-656-3601 vilgal@telus.net SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN Commercial Gallery GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Road, PO Box 3109 Silver Star Mountain, BC V1B 3M1 T. 250-503-0822 F. 250-503-0822 info@galleryodin.com www.galleryodin.com The gallery proudly represents a talented group of Okanagan, British Columbian and Canadian artists, some of them well-established and highly accomplished, others just emerging, but all of them work in a distinctive and original style — oils, acrylics, watercolours, scrimshaw, sculpture, pottery. (Summer) Thur and Sat 2 pm - 6 pm; (Winter) Wed and Sat 1 pm - 6 pm or by appt.

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

SUMMERLAND, BC Public Gallery SUMMERLAND ART GALLERY 9533 Main St, Box 1217 Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0 T. 250-494-4494 F. 250-494-0055 slandarts@telus.net www.summerlandarts.com/ TOFINO Commercial Gallery EAGLE AERIE GALLERY 350 Campbell St, Box 10, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 T. 250-725-3235 F. 250-725-4466 Toll Free: 800-663-0669 jennifer@royhenryvickers.com www.royhenryvickers.com

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T. 604-689-2907 access@vaarc.ca www.vaarc.ca ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912 artspeak@artspeak.ca www.artspeak.ca GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196 gallery@gachet.org www.gachet.org

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GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073 grunt@telus.net www.grunt.bc.ca

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pittg@telus.net www.helenpittgallery.org OR GALLERY 101-480 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5E4 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302 or@orgallery.org www.orgallery.org WESTERN FRONT GALLERY 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1 T. 604-876-9343 F. 604-876-4099 exhibitions@front.bc.ca www.front.bc.ca Commercial Galleries APPLETON GALLERIES 1451 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8 T. 604-685-1715 F. 604-685-1721 info@appletongalleries.com www.appletongalleries.com Specialists in original Inuit and First Nations art, Appleton Galleries features Canadian Inuit stone sculptures, tapestries and Northwest Coast wood carvings, including masks, plaques, paddles and

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talking sticks. More than 4,000 original carvings with works by Abraham Anghik Ruben, Clifford Pettman and Jonas Faber Quarqortoq. Quality art for the collector in downtown Vancouver for over 35 years. Worldwide shipping. Mon to Fri 8 am - 1 pm, Sat 11 am - 1 pm, or by appt. ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 info@artbeatus.com www.artbeatus.com ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427 tvk@theartemporium.ca www.theartemporium.ca The Art Emporium offers a large inventory of paintings by all members of the Group of Seven and several of their contemporaries, as well as other major Canadian, French and American artists of the 20th Century, for serious collectors and investors. The Estate of Donald Flather. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 800-663-0341 info@artworksbc.com www.artworksbc.com Celebrating more than 20 years of representing dynamic contemporary Canadian and International artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles including original canvases, sculptures, monoprints and limited editions. Feature exhibitions change monthly. Conveniently located in the entertainment district on the edge of Yaletown. Deliver locally and ship worldwide. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

GALLERY MOVE The Blanket Contemporary Art Gallery has moved from 738 to 235 on Alexander St. ATELIER GALLERY 2421 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-732-3021 info@ateliergallery.ca www.ateliergallery.ca Established in 1974, the Atelier Gallery represents, exhibits, and promotes Canadian artists. Director John Ramsay strives to present work by artists of commitment and talent, providing a venue for their work; encouraging public awareness and the support of new trends and fresh voices. The gallery’s focus is on painting and drawing from emerging and mid-career artists in a variety of media. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. AUTUMN BROOK GALLERY 1545 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1L6 T. 604-737-2363 info@autumnbrook.ca www.autumnbrook.ca AYDEN GALLERY 88 W Pender St, Tinseltown Mall, 2nd Flr Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-891-4310 info@aydengallery.com www.aydengallery.com BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 info@bau-xi.com www.bau-xi.com BEL ART GALLERY Canada Export Centre, 100-602 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1P2 T. 604-924-3719 F. 604-924-3719 belartgallery@aol.com www.belartgallery.com BELLEVUE GALLERY 2475 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1E1 T. 604-922-2304 F. 604-922-2305 info@bellevuegallery.ca www.bellevuegallery.ca Devoted to representing contemporary fine art, Bellevue Gallery features artists of local and international appeal. Giving voice to the experimentation of new technologies in printmaking, divergent and individual approaches to drawing, photography and painting, and distinctive sculpture, the gallery serves both private and corporate collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment.

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BLANKET CONTEMPORARY ART INC 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-709-6100 info@blanketgallery.com www.blanketgallery.com BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 mary@bucklandsoutherst.com www.bucklandsoutherst.com An eclectic gallery owned by Mary Southerst and Richard Buckland. Mary opened her first gallery in Vancouver in 1972 and since then has been managing galleries both in Spain and Vancouver. Their aim is to hang quality art without too high a price tag. The gallery represents 12 artists, many with international roots. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm, Sun noon to 5 pm. BUSCHLEN MOWATT GALLERY 1445 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2T3 T. 604-682-1234 F. 604-682-6004 bmg@buschlenmowatt.com www.buschlenmowatt.com A leading gallery of contemporary Canadian and international art, opened in 1979, Buschlen Mowatt has earned a global reputation for showcasing some of the world’s most esteemed artists, for producing museum calibre exhibitions and for distinguishing emerging talent. A second location opened in Palm Desert, Ca in 2001. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. CANVAS GALLERY 91 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9 T. 604-609-9939 F. 888-202-7805 info@canvasartgallery.ca www.canvasartgallery.ca CATRIONA JEFFRIES GALLERY 274 East 1 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-1554 F. 604-736-1054 cat_jeffries_gallery@telus.net www.catrionajeffries.com CENTRE A, VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 2 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G6 T. 604-683-8326 F. 604-683-8632 centrea@centrea.org www.centrea.org CHALI-ROSSO GALLERY 2250 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-733-3594 gallery@chalirosso.com www.chalirosso.com COASTAL PEOPLES FINE ARTS GALLERY YALETOWN & GASTOWN 1024 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248 coastalpeoples@telus.net www.coastalpeoples.com Specializing in contemporary museum-quality Northwest Coast Native and Inuit artwork, the gallery showcases works by master carvers and is known for discovering emerging talent. An important collection of jewellery, ceremonial masks, totem poles, bentwood chests, original paintings and serigraphs, miniatures and reading materials. Mon to Sat 10 am - 7 pm, Sun and hol 11 am - 5 pm. Second location in Gastown. DIANE FARRIS GALLERY 1590 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-737-2629 F. 604-737-2675 art@dianefarrisgallery.com www.dianefarrisgallery.com Founded in 1984, the gallery has developed into an internationally recognized showcase for contemporary Canadian and international art, and is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent. They endeavour to draw in and include those who are new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. DISKIN GALLERIES 88 W Pender St, Tinseltown Mall Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 604-724-4667 karengreen1111@yahoo.ca www.diskingalleries.com DOCTOR VIGARI GALLERY 1312 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6 T. 604-255-9513 doctorvigari@shaw.ca www.doctorvigarigallery.com DORIAN RAE COLLECTION 410 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5

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T. 604-874-6100 info@dorianraecollection.com www.dorianraecollection.com DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY 2335 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293 drg@axionet.com www.douglasreynoldsgallery.com DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1558 West 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 Vancouver@douglasudellgallery.com www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and now in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading Contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the International playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt.

The gallery features original contemporary Canadian and international art: paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and glass. It focuses on works with established market values — often through recorded auction results — and a potential for further appreciation. Tues to Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm and by appt. GALLERY FOURTEEN 614 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1A5 T. 604-519-1815 melissa@galleryfourteen.com www.galleryfourteen.com GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 info@galleryjones.com www.galleryjones.com The gallery represents established and emerging Canadian and international artists in the mediums of painting, sculpture and photography. The gallery directors have 40 years experience in international art dealing and they love the art they show. Exhibitions change monthly. Tues - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm.

EAGLE SPIRIT GALLERY 1803 Maritime Mews (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC T. 604-801-5205 Toll Free: 888-801-5277 eaglespiritgallery@telus.net www.eaglespiritgallery.com

GALLERY OF BC CERAMICS 1359 Cartwright St, Granville Island Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7 T. 604-669-3606 galleryofbcceramics@bcpotters.com www.bcpotters.com/Gallery_Home.htm

ECLEKTICA ART SPACE 568 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5 T. 778-330-6610 info@eclektica.ca www.eclektica.ca

HARRISON GALLERIES 901 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6 T. 604-732-5217 F. 604-732-0911 info@harrisongalleries.com www.harrisongalleries.com

EDZERZA GALLERY 1536 W 2 Ave (Waterfall Building) Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-731-4874 director@edzerzagallery.com www.edzerzagallery.com Under the direction of artist Alano Edzerza, the gallery is focused on promotion of art of the Northwest Coast. Featuring finely-crafted jewellery, woodcarving and prints from leading and emerging artists. Highlighting works by: Bill Reid, Darren Joseph, Douglas Horne, Trevor Hunt, Beau Dick and Dorothy Grant. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sun and Mon noon - 5 pm.

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

ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2243 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611 info@cristallgallery.com www.cristallgallery.com ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 258 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 gallery@elliottlouis.com www.elliottlouis.com Recently moved, the gallery features Canadian fine art representing contemporary artists and historical masters. Art dealer Ted Lederer prides himself on the standard and diversity of work the gallery carries, their innovative programs and excellent service, providing “in-house” art consultations and an art rental program available to private and corporate clients and the entertainment industry. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm or by appointment. EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464 equinoxgallery@telus.net www.equinoxgallery.com EXPOSURE GALLERY 754 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1X9 T. 604-688-9501 exposuregallery@shaw.ca www.exposure-gallery.com FEDERATION GALLERY 1241 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7 T. 604-681-8534 fcagallery@artists.ca www.artists.ca The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island offers sale, exhibition and gallery rental opportunities to members. New exhibitions are usually scheduled every two weeks throughout the year. Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm (mid-May - Aug), 10 am - 4 pm (Sep - mid May). GALA GALLERY 2432 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L1 T. 604-913-1059 galagallery@telus.net www.galagallery.ca

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HEFFEL GALLERY LTD 2247 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-6505 F. 604-732-4245 mail@heffel.com www.heffel.com HILL’S NATIVE ART 165 Water St (Gastown), Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7 T. 604-685-4249 F. 604-637-0098 info@hillsnativeart.com www.hillsnativeart.com HODNETT FINE ART 320-1000 Parker St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2H2 T. 604-876-7606 F. 604-876-0166 hodnettfineart@canada.com www.hodnettfineart.com The gallery is in the industrial area of east Vancouver in a former furniture factory built in 1914. Hub of the annual Eastside Culture Crawl, the building is home to two independent galleries and many artists’ and crafters’ studios. The gallery represents a select group of artists whose work is consistent with the gallery’s contemporary and aesthetic profile. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. HOUSE OF THE SPIRIT BEAR GALLERY 3957 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P3 T. 604-708-4114 info@houseofthespiritbear.com www.houseofthespiritbear.com Like the Main street at their door, the gallery is about exploring and experiencing the vibrant pulse of the new Canada. It offers a new vista in First Nations art — from a glimpse into the spirit journey of Norval Morrisseau to a vista of horizons painted by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Tues to Fri noon - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. HOWE STREET GALLERY OF FINE ART 555 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V5C 2C2 T. 604-681-5777 F. 604-605-8577 info@howestreetgallery.com www.howestreetgallery.com IAN TAN GALLERY 2202 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-738-1077 F. 604-738-1078 info@iantangallery.com www.iantangallery.com This new contemporary Canadian art gallery features many established artists, and some recently discovered, with works in glass, ceramics, bronze, painting and photography. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. INUIT GALLERY OF VANCOUVER 206 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9 T. 604-688-7323

Toll Free: 888-615-8399 gallery@inuit.com www.inuit.com IACANA GALLERY 2435 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 jacana@jacanagallery.com www.jacanagallery.com Jacana Gallery opened in Vancouver in 2000. The Gallery proudly represents more than 20 Canadian and international artists working in various media and styles. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. JEFFREY BOONE GALLERY 140 - 1 East Cordova St., Vancouver, BC V6A 4H3 T. 604-838-6816 Jeffrey@JeffreyBooneGallery.com www.JeffreyBooneGallery.com JEM GALLERY 225 Broadway St East, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W4 T. 604-879-5366 info@jemgallery.com www.jemgallery.com JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445 mail@jenkinsshowlergallery.com www.jenkinsshowlergallery.com Established in 1990, representing important traditional and significant contemporary Canadian artists, this eclectic gallery features quality original works of art - paintings, sculptures and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and seasoned collectors in making informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY 1070 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964 info@kostuikgallery.com www.kostuikgallery.com Established 1997, the gallery represents established and emerging contemporary artists from across Canada and USA. The works address various ways in which the contemporary mindset has altered nature and our relationship to it — notably organic references to nature’s influence on the individual artist or collector, or society as a whole. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Thurs, Fri till 8 pm; Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. JOYCE WILLIAMS GALLERY 114-1118 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L5 T. 604-688-7434 williamsclark@shaw.ca www.jwprintsandmaps.com This antique print and map gallery was established in 1979. A past president of the BC Map Society, and a member of I.M.C.O.S., Joyce Williams has been selling books and etchings by Charles Van Sandwyk for 22 years. She also has a good selection of botanicals, architecturals, views, and natural history. Partner Don Clark has specialized in Japanese Woodblock Prints for over 30 years. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444 art@kurbatoffgallery.com www.kurbatoffgallery.com LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 info@lattimergallery.com www.lattimergallery.com LAWRENCE ENG GALLERY 1531 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 16 T. 604-730-2875 F. 604-730-2870 www.lawrenceeng.com LINDALANDO FINE ART 2001 W 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y7 T. 604-266-6010 F. 604-266-6010 info@lindalandofineart.com www.lindalandofineart.com Specializing in Canadian historical paintings as well as representing many fine artists, both local and national. Quality historical works by the Group of Seven, Canadian Group of Painters and many of Canada’s early impressionists can often be found there. Clients are invited to peruse Canadian art books and paintings and to enjoy the visual, cultural education offered. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. LIONS BAY ART GALLERY Lions Bay Centre, Unit E, 350 Centre Rd, Box 396

Lions Bay, BC V0N 2E0 T. 604-921-7865 F. 604-921-7865 mtick@telus.net www.lionsbayartgallery.com Lions Bay Art Gallery features a beautiful selection of BC landscapes from the work of both established and emerging artists. The gallery is only a half hour from downtown Vancouver on a spectacular scenic drive — just 7 minutes past Horseshoe Bay on the Squamish/Whistler Hwy. Their website offers a tour of works from all the artists they represent. Open daily. MARILYN S. MYLREA STUDIO ART GALLERY 2341 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2450 F. 604-736-2458 mmylrea@telus.net www.marilynmylrea.com MARION SCOTT GALLERY 308 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6 T. 604-685-1934 F. 604-685-1890 art@marionscottgallery.com www.marionscottgallery.com Vancouver’s oldest Inuit art gallery (opened in 1975) and one of Canada’s most respected has relocated to Water St in Gastown. The gallery is committed to presenting the finest in Canadian Inuit art, with a wide range of Inuit sculpture, prints and wallhangings from many different regions of Canada’s North, with special emphasis on rare pieces from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm.

NEW OWNERS George Demmer and Anne Ford have taken over ownership and direction of the Jenkins Showler Gallery in White Rock. MONNY’S GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 monny@shaw.ca www.geocities.com/monnysenvisiongallery/ index.html This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by local artists Kerensa Haynes, Ted Hesketh, Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MONTE CLARK GALLERY 2339 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-730-5000 F. 604-730-5050 info@monteclarkgallery.com www.monteclarkgallery.com MOONCRUISE* GALLERY 235 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E5 T. 604-685-9575 mooncruisegallery@gmail.com www.mooncruisegallery.com NEW-SMALL & STERLING GLASS STUDIO 1440 Old Bridge Rd (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-681-6730 F. 604-681-6747 glass@paralynx.com www.hotstudioglass.com NUMEN GALLERY 120-1058 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-630-6927 info@numengallery.com www.numengallery.com A unique selection of ceramics, glass, jewellery, fibre and sculptural art by BC artists in the heart of Yaletown. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm, Mon by appt. OMEGA GALLERY 4290 Dunbar St (at 27 Ave) Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 T. 604-732-6778 F. 604-732-6898 mail@omegagallery.ca www.omegagallery.ca The gallery is known for its diverse selection of quality original art, exhibiting the works of both rising and well-established artists — with contemporary as well as historical Canadian works. The custom framing department offers only conservation material with an exceptional selection of mouldings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. PETER OHLER FINE ART 2095 W 44 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 2G1 T. 604-263-9051

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PETLEY JONES GALLERY 2235 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-5353 F. 604-732-5669 info@petleyjones.com www.petleyjones.com Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th - 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

TRUNK GALLERY 1755 West Third Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-739-0800 F. 604-669-0829 info@trunkgallery.ca www.trunkgallery.ca

RENDEZVOUS ART GALLERY 323 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3N2 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466 info@rendezvousartgallery.com www.rendezvousartgallery.com

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

REPUBLIC GALLERY 732 Richards St, Third Floor Vancouver, BC V6B 3A1 T. 604-632-1590 F. 604-632-1580 blaine@republicgallery.com www.republicgallery.com

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

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS 2130 Pine St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B1 T. 604-737-0020 F. 604-737-0052 info@robertheld.com www.robertheld.com Robert Held Art Glass is Canada’s largest hot glass studio and gallery. Every piece that leaves the studio receives the same care and attention from the artisans, whether a one-of-a-kind vase or a beautiful paperweight. Visit and watch the glassblowers at work. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun noon till 5 pm.

WESTBRIDGE FINE ART 1737 Fir St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5J9 T. 604-736-1014 F. 604-734-4944 info@westbridge-fineart.com www.westbridge-fineart.com

SHARING THE SPIRIT NATIVE ART GALLERY 232-757 W Hastings St, Sinclair Centre Vancouver, BC V6C 1A1 T. 604-438-1111 F. 604-437-4511 SPIRIT GALLERY 6408 Bay St, (Horseshoe Bay) West Vancouver, BC V7W 2H1 T. 604-921-8974 F. 604-921-8972 contact@spirit-gallery.com www.spirit-gallery.com SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 47 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116 info@spiritwrestler.com www.spiritwrestler.com

NEW GALLERY Partners Tracey Lawrence and Juliana Eng have created the Lawrence Eng Gallery in the former Tracey Lawrence Gallery location. SUN SPIRIT GALLERY 2444 Marine Dr (Dundarave) West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L1 T. 778-279-5052 gallery@sunspirit.ca www.sunspirit.ca Sun Spirit Gallery is proud to offer a superior collection of West Coast Native Art from renowned artists and emerging artists alike. The blend of contemporary and traditional work includes fine gold and silver jewellery, unique furniture and home accents, fine art prints, glass work and hand-carved masks and bentwood boxes. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 5 pm; Fri, Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm. THE IRONWORKS 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-681-5033 F. 604-681-5033 theironworks@theironworks.ca www.theironworks.ca TRIBAL SPIRIT GALLERY 20435 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4G3 T. 604-514-2377 F. 604-514-9281 Toll Free: 888-834-8757 jaye@tribalspiritgallery.com www.tribalspiritgallery.com Tribal Spirit Gallery represents fine First Nations art of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. In addition to viewing cultural artifacts, visitors are invited to stroll through the 2000 sq. ft. commercial gallery celebrating the achievements of contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations artists. Located near the Cascades Casino and Hotel. Open Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

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WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 877-974-4278 info@whiterockgallery.com www.whiterockgallery.com Offering an extraordinary selection of original paintings, serigraphs, etchings, ceramics, bronzes and stone sculpture by artists from across Canada since 1989. Custom framing service includes a large selection of Italian hand-finished mouldings. Personal attention. Home-like atmosphere. Tue - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. WINSOR GALLERY 3025 Granville, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878 info@winsorgallery.com www.winsorgallery.com YALETOWN GALLERY 123-1206 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2Y5 T. 604-687-2787 info@yaletowngallery.com www.yaletowngallery.com Yaletown Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Vancouver’s historic Yaletown. It seeks to create a dynamic multi-cultural visual art scene, bridging the gap between artists and the community; and to create opportunities for emerging artists by encouraging art collecting and particularly the appreciation of local artists. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm, Thurs till 7:30 pm. Cooperative Galleries AURORA GALLERY 2035-88 W Pender St, Tinsel Town Mall Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-889-4057 info@coopgallery.com www.coopgallery.com CIRCLE CRAFT GALLERY 1-1666 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-669-8021 F. 604-669-8585 shop@circlecraft.net www.circlecraft.net

T. 604-551-2284 littlemountainstudios@gmail.com MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1724 mpsprint@telus.net www.malaspinaprintmakers.com This intimate gallery, with an adjacent studio, features outstanding original hand-pulled prints. Exhibitions change monthly and feature contemporary printmaking from artists across Canada and internationally. Knowledgable staff can also help choose from over 1000 original prints made by its members in the Malaspina studio. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm. PEMBERTON STUDIOS 6-1583 Pemberton Ave North Vancouver, BC V7P 2S4 T. 604-454-1475 u.salemink-roos@shaw.ca WOOD CO-OP 1592 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-408-2553 F. 604-408-2553 Toll Free: 877-966-3500 promo@woodco-op.com www.woodco-op.com Public Galleries AMELIA DOUGLAS ART GALLERY 700 Royal Ave, PO Box 2503 New Westminster, BC V3L 5B2 T. 604-527-5723 www.douglas.bc.ca/community/art-gallery. html ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T. 604-927-6550 F. 604-927-6559 ellenv@evergreenculturalcentre.ca www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca/ Art+Gallery/default.htm

NAME CHANGE The former Studio Gallery in Lions Bay has become the Lions Bay Art Gallery. ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 ubcilo@interchange.ubc.ca BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3 T. 604-682-3455 F. 604-682-3310 marketing@billreidfoundation.org www.billreidgallery.ca BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-297-4414 F. 604-205-7339 gallery@city.burnaby.bc.ca www.burnabyartgallery.ca CHARLES H. SCOTT GALLERY 1399 Johnston St, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-844-3809 F. 604-844-3801 scottgal@eciad.bc.ca chscott.eciad.bc.ca

CRAFTHOUSE GALLERY 1386 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 T. 604-687-7270 F. 604-687-6711 cabc@telus.net www.cabc.net

CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710 www.contemporaryartgallery.ca

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

FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave, Ambleside Landing West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C2 T. 604-925-7290 F. 604-925-5913 gallery@westvancouver.ca www.westvancouver.net/article.asp?c=630

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

JAPANESE CANADIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 6688 Southoaks Cr, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7 T. 604-777-7000 jcnm@nikkeiplace.org www.jcnm.ca

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

LA GALERIE DU CENTRE 1551 West 7 Ave, Le Centre Culturel Francophone

Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-736-9806 F. 604-736-4661 info@lecentreculturel.com www.lecentreculturel.com MAPLE RIDGE ART GALLERY 11944 Haney Place - in The ACT Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1 T. 604-467-5855 gallery@mract.org www.theactmapleridge.org/qs/page/2166/0/1 Founded in 1982, the Maple Ridge Art Gallery promotes the visual arts and educates through ongoing exhibitions, educational tours, workshops, artist’s talks, art rental programs, and a gallery shop. The gallery provides a facility for both amateur and professional artists of all ages. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 belkin@interchange.ubc.ca www.belkin.ubc.ca MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr,, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 jenwebb@interchange.ubc.ca www.moa.ubc.ca Closed for renovations until March 2009. PENDULUM GALLERY 885 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC T. 604-872-6991 F. 604-876-5374 www.pendulumgallery.bc.ca PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 T. 604-986-1351 F. 604-986-5380 www.presentationhousegall.com RICHMOND ART GALLERY 180-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 T. 604-247-8300 F. 604-247-8301 gallery@richmond.ca www.richmondartgallery.org The Richmond Art Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in BC and Canada. Through excellence in exhibitions and education, the RAG strives to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. SEYMOUR ART GALLERY 4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2 T. 604-924-1378 F. 604-924-3786 info@seymourartgallery.com www.seymourartgallery.com Established in 1985, the gallery is a non-profit, public community gallery which presents an average of 13 art exhibitions annually — featuring a wide range of media and works by local, national and international artists and groups. Treasure Cove Gift Shop offers unique gifts by local artists. Second satellite location at Lonsdale Quay. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY 950 West 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7 T. 604-257-5111 F. 604-257-5119 reisa@jccgv.bc.ca www.jccgv.com/home/cultural_art.htm SILK PURSE GALLERY 1570 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1A1 T. 604-975-7292 F. 604-922-8294 westvanartscouncil@shaw.ca www.silkpurse.ca/gallery.html SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY GALLERY 8888 University Dr, AQ 3004 Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029 gallery@sfu.ca www.sfu.ca/gallery SURREY ART GALLERY 13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1 T. 604-501-5566 F. 604-501-5581 artgallery@surrey.ca www.arts.surrey.ca TECK GALLERY (SFU VANCOUVER CAMPUS) 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029 gallery@sfu.ca www.sfu.ca/gallery

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VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 info@vanartgallery.bc.ca www.vanartgallery.bc.ca The largest art gallery in Western Canada is a focal point of downtown Vancouver. Presenting a full range of contemporary artists and major historical masters, it is recognized internationally for its superior exhibitions and excellent interactive education programs and houses a permanent collection of almost 7,000 works of art. Tues to Sun & Hols 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur 10 am - 9 pm. VECC GALLERY 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 T. 604-251-1363 F. 604-251-1730 info@vecc.bc.ca www.vecc.bc.ca The Vancouver East Cultural Centre’s Gallery is closed for renovations until mid-2009. WEST VANCOUVER MUSEUM 680 17 St, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3T2 T. 604-925-7295 www.wvma.net VERNON Artist-run Gallery GALLERY VERTIGO #1 (upstairs) 3001 31 St, Vernon, BC V1T 5H8 T. 250-503-2297 info@galleryvertigo.com www.galleryvertigo.com Commercial Gallery ASHPA NAIRA ART GALLERY & STUDIO 9492 Houghton Rd., Vernon, BC V1H 2C9 T. 250-549-4249

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ashpanaira@telus.net www.ashpanairagallery.com Located in Killiney on the west side of Okanagan Lake, this contemporary art gallery and studio, owned by artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, features original art in a home and garden setting. Discover a diverse group of emerging and established Okanagan and Canadian artists in painting, textiles, sculpture and ceramics. Open May 1 to October 15. Fri to Sun 10 am - 6 pm or by appt. Public Gallery VERNON ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096 vernonartgallery@shawbiz.ca www.galleries.bc.ca/vernon/ The gallery presents a diverse and critical selection of artwork by international, national, regional and local artists. With an emphasis on the presentation of contemporary and new media art by established artists, the gallery also showcases artwork of midcareer and emerging artists in all media. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm.y

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hybrid and experimental approaches to art-making, as well as a touchstone for young and emerging artists. It reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across Canada and beyond. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. THE FIFTY FIFTY ARTS COLLECTIVE 2516 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4M1 thefiftyfifty@gmail.com thefiftyfifty.net/ Commercial Galleries ALCHERINGA GALLERY 665 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1G6 T. 250-383-8224 F. 250-383-9399 alcheringa@islandnet.com www.alcheringa-gallery.com For 30 years, the gallery has exhibited contemporary tribal art from Papua New Guinea and later, graphic works by Aboriginal Australian artists and 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.

GREATER VICTORIA Artist-run Galleries MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING 1442 Haultain St., Victoria, BC V8R 2J9 lacroixthomas@hotmail.com www.ministryofcasualliving.ca OPEN SPACE 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria, BC V8W 1E6 T. 250-383-8833 F. 250-383-8841 openspace@openspace.ca www.openspace.ca For over thirty years, Open Space has been a substantive entity for professional artists who utilize

ARTEVO - VICTORIA 616 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 3V2 T. 250-389-1699 Toll Free: 888-389-1699 john.kovacs@artevo.com www.artevo.com More than an art company, Artevo is a technologydriven, marketing company offering all categories of artworks, from high-end decorative to fine and collectable artworks, which are sourced through a worldwide network of accredited agents. Also located in Calgary, Artevo strives to present artists with the best chance of commercial success on the world stage.

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AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 info@theavenuegallery.com www.theavenuegallery.com Especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, the gallery considers itself a showcase for contemporary British Columbia, Canadian and international art, serving both corporate and private collectors — those new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. CHOSIN POTTERY 4283 Metchosin Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 3Z4 T. 250-474-2676 F. 250-474-2676 chosin@chosinpottery.ca www.chosinpottery.ca From their studio set in a beautiful, award-winning garden of a renovated house from the turn of the century, Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle produce a wide range of work, mainly in high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-a-kind pieces for decoration or contemplation to an excellent selection of functional pottery for everyday use. One half hour north of Victoria via Hwy 1, Exit 10 to Hwy 14 (Sooke Rd) and Metchosin Rd. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. DALES GALLERY 537 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R3 T. 250-383-1552 dalesgallery@shaw.ca www.dalesgallery.ca EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328 info@eaglefeathergallery.com www.eaglefeathergallery.com

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GALERIE SORANCE 137-1325 Bear Mountain Parkway Victoria, BC V9B 6T8 T. 250-590-8989 F. 250-984-0799 info@galeriesorance.ca www.galeriesorance.ca Dedicated to the promotion of local and international artists, Galerie Sorance brings to Vancouver Island modern and contemporary artists, many of whom attend the gallery throughout the year. Helpful staff offer advice to all who have an interest in fine art, welcoming both the first-time buyer and the seasoned collector. Wed to Sat 11:30 am - 4:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. HILL’S NATIVE ART 1008 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 T. 250-385-3911 F. 250-385-5371 Toll Free: 866-685-5422 info@hillsnativeart.com www.hillsnativeart.com MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 mbatch@telus.net MAY IP-LAM GALLERY 655A Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 3L6 T. 250-384-1629 mayiplam@telus.net Chinese brush paintings by May Ip-Lam; Chinese drybrush paintings by PC Lam; wood and lino cuts by Eleanor Kobley; oil pastels by Robert Chouinard. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. MERCURIO GALLERY 602 Courtney St Victoria, BC V8W 1B6 T. 250-388-5158 www.mercurio.ca The intimate space offers local excellence in paintings and prints, fine ceramics and jewellery, vintage pottery and small sculpture, often including classic Inuit pieces. Also featuring paintings and work in other media by the well-known Limners group, formed among Victoria artists in the 1970s. Hours vary. MORRIS GALLERY 428 Burnside Rd E (on Alpha) Victoria, BC V8T 2X1 T. 250-388-6652 F. 250-386-6612 lance@morrisgallery.ca www.morrisgallery.ca P.S. GALLERY AT PLACE 3-3690 Shelbourne St, Victoria, BC V8P 4H2 T. 250-381-3488 F. 250-381-3466 info@placemodernliving.com www.placemodernliving.com The gallery, located in Place function + design, offers original contemporary art by established and emerging artists in a design-conscious home dÈcor setting. The directors are guided by a strong belief in great design, carefully chosen materials and quality craftsmanship — whether art or thoughtfully-designed furniture and accessories. Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE GALLERY 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4 T. 250-642-3421 F. 250-642-6988 gallery@sookeharbourhouse.com www.sookeharbourhouse.com/ Displayed throughout this award-winning inn, with its internationally-renowned dining room, the unconventional gallery was created in 1998 with carefully selected works by local artists on Vancouver Island. The art, in a variety of media, generally reflects themes of edible gardens, the ocean and the surrounding forest. Daily guided Garden Tours with art display in the Edible Gardens. Gallery open daily for self-guided tour. THE GALLERY AT MATTICK’S FARM 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 T. 250-658-8333 F. 250-658-8373 dawnmscott@shaw.ca THE GALLERY IN OAK BAY VILLAGE 2223A Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-598-9890 F. 250-592-5528 thegallery@shaw.ca Just a short distance from downtown in the picturesque Oak Bay Village, the gallery shows a variety of works by mostly local artists including Kathryn Amisson, Sid and Jesi Baron, Andres Bohaker, Bryony Wynne Boutillier, Tom Dickson, Robert Genn, Caren Heine, Harry Heine, Shawn A. Jackson, Brian R. Johnson, David Ladmore, Jack Livesey, Dorothy

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McKay, Bill McKibben, Ernst Marza, Hal Moldstad, Ron Parker, Natasha Perks. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm. THE LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY 45 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1J1 T. 250-381-2781 Toll Free: 800-381-2981 lighthouse_gallery@telus.net VIEW ART GALLERY 104-860 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z8 T. 250-213-1162 info@viewartgallery.com www.viewartgallery.com Located in the Harris Green/New Town neighbourhood of downtown Victoria, this new gallery is a short stroll from the major hotels and downtown shops. The focus of the gallery is contemporary modern abstract paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and new media by distinguished Canadian artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment.

NEW GALLERY The Collective Works Gallery has opened on Gladstone as an artistrun collective. WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 info@westendgalleryltd.com www.westendgalleryltd.com First established in Edmonton in 1975, Dan and 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 and 1010 Broad St and 796 Humboldt St. T. 250-595-2777 F. 250-595-2310 art@winchestergalleriesltd.com www.winchestergalleriesltd.com Exclusive fine art dealers handling Canadian historical and contemporary art. Opened in 1974, the gallery has been under the ownership of Gunter H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994 and in 2003 has moved to its own building in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks both here and in two other downtown galleries. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Cooperative Galleries COLLECTIVE WORKS GALLERY 1311 Gladstone Ave, Box 5079 Victoria, BC V8R 6N3 T. 250-590-1345 info@collectiveworks.ca www.collectiveworks.ca Collectors will find contemporary fine art by emerging and established professional artists. This nonprofit artist association works for the support of its collective members, as well as for promotion of visual art in the community at large. Tues to Thurs 11 am - 6 pm; Fri, Sat 11 am - 8 pm; Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. GALLERY OF ARTISANS 811 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H6 T. 250-380-9505 dalnor@shaw.ca GOWARD HOUSE 2495 Arbutus Rd, Victoria, BC V8N 1V9 T. 250-477-4401 gowardhouse@shaw.ca www.gowardhouse.com Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 T. 250-384-4101 F. 250-361-3995 communications@aggv.bc.ca www.aggv.bc.ca Engaging, challenging and inspiring! Victoria’s public art museum presents a variety of visual art experiences, media and cultures through historical to contemporary art from Asia, Europe and Canada — including the work of BC’s premiere landscape artist, Emily Carr, portrayed through paintings, writings and photographs. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm.

COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA G6-1001 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 2C5 T. 250-381-2787 F. 250-383-9155 info@cacgv.ca www.cacgv.ca DELUGE CONTEMPORARY ART 636 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L3 T. 250-385-3327 delugeart@shaw.ca www.antimatter.ws LEGACY GALLERY AND CAFÈ 630 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-381-7670 maltpub@finearts.uvic.ca www.legacygallery.ca Recently opened, the gallery features works from the collection of the University of Victoria, including paintings, drawings and sculptures by some of the best-known artists of the Pacific Northwest, bequeathed by Dr. Michael C. Williams. CafÈ and gift shop. Wed to Sun 10 am - 5:30 pm. MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY Box 3025 Stn CSC, University Centre, B155-380 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-6562 F. 250-721-8997 maltpub@finearts.uvic.ca www.maltwood.uvic.ca ROYAL BC MUSEUM 675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 T. 250-356-7226 F. 250-387-5674 Toll Free: 888-447-7977 reception@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca The museum was established to explore and preserve British Columbia’s human and natural history, to inspire curiosity and wonder, and to share its story with the world. Of particular note is the permanent First Peoples Gallery, which includes weaving, carved wooden boxes, totem poles, shaman figures, an extensive collection of Haida argillite carvings and almost 100 ceremonial masks from all over the Northwest Coast. Daily 9 am - 5 pm. SLIDE ROOM GALLERY 2549 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8T 4E1 T. 250-380-3500 info@slideroomgallery.com www.slideroomgallery.com Located on the lower level of the Vancouver Island School of Art, the gallery originated from much of the same momentum that fuels the school itself: the desire to contribute to the arts community in a way that maintains a high level of seriousness while also reaching a broader public, one that might be less familiar with contemporary art practice. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm.

THE PLAZA GALLERIES 22-4314 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-6233 F. 604-938-6235 info@plazagalleries.com www.plazagalleries.com WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113 info@whistlerart.com www.whistlerart.com Public Galleries SCOTIA CREEK GALLERY, MILLENIUM PLACE 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-8410 F. 604-935-8413 MYMP@myPlaceWhistler.org www.myplacewhistler.org/art.html SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B0 T. 866-441-7522 info@slcc.ca www.slcc.ca The centre, located in Whistler BC, embodies the spirit of partnership between the two First Nations and their shared values. It provides an interactive experience highlighting similarities and differences in the arts, current culture, history, culinary experiences and the environment. View Salish wool and cedar weavings, a variety of canoes, discover traditional harvesting techniques, watch a film on how the cultures came to be and experience a cultural performance or craft. Daily 9:30 am - 5 pm.

MANITOBA GALLERIES BRANDON Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF SOUTHWESTERN MANITOBA 710 Rosser Ave, Suite 2, Brandon, MB R7A 0K9 T. 204-727-1036 F. 204-726-8139 director.agsm@mts.net www.agsm.ca Tracing its roots back to 1890, the gallery’s mission is to lead in visual art production, presentation, promotion and education in western Manitoba. Its focus is on contemporary art while respecting local heritage and culture. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. GLEN P SUTHERLAND GALLERY 2021 Victoria Ave, Brandon University Brandon, MB T. 204-727-9750 cutschallc@brandonu.ca www.brandonu.ca/Academic/Arts/ Departments/Aboriginal/places/artworks.asp

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

ART JUNCTION GALLERY 1050 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1 T. 604-938-9000 F. 604-938-9000 info@artjunction.ca www.artjunction.ca MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 888-310-9726 whistler@mountaingalleries.com www.mountaingalleries.com New to Whistler — Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. THE PATH GALLERY 122-4338 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-932-7570 info@pathgallery.com www.pathgallery.com

Commercial Gallery MERMAID’S KISS GALLERY PO Box 509, 85 Fourth Ave, Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 T. 204-642-7453 lakemail@mts.net www.mermaidskissgallery.com Just an hour’s scenic drive north from Winnipeg the gallery presents an eclectic mix of original art in painting, pottery, photography, raku, fibre and jewellery. Established and emerging artists take their inspiration from the lake and surrounding areas. Also offering archival giclÈe printing, photo restoration, certified custom conservation framing. Mon, Thur to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE Public Gallery PORTAGE & DISTRICT ARTS CENTRE GALLERY & GIFT SHOP 11 2 St NE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 T. 204-239-6029 pdac@mts.net www.portageartscentre.ca The gallery features a new exhibition or installation each month, showcasing works from Manitoba and across the country. The gift shop offers art supplies as well as a mix of original art including pottery, photography, stained glass, wildfowl carvings

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Manitoba Art and its place in the Canadian creative landscape. Always unique and original the art represented may be traditional, contemporary, decorative, abstract, representational, or functional. Up-to-date website highlights artists, events and promotions. Tues to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. KEN SEGAL GALLERY 531 Osborne St, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2B2 T. 204-477-4527 ksegal@kensegalgallery.com www.kensegalgallery.com Recently relocated, the gallery has evolved into a showcase for contemporary art and is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, although some of their artists are already represented in personal and corporate art collections. The gallery serves corporate and private collectors as well as offering friendly access to those who are new to the contemporary art scene. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm. LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 info@lochgallery.com www.lochgallery.com Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm.

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MARTHA STREET STUDIO 11 Martha St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2 T. 204-779-6253 F. 204-944-1804 printmakers@mts.net The home of the Manitoba Printmakers Association is a production space and gallery featuring limited edition graphics by artists from Manitoba and Canada. Mon to Fri 11 am - 4 pm. MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 bill@mayberryfineart.com www.mayberryfineart.com Located in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, the gallery represents a select group of gifted Canadian artists including Joe Fafard, Wanda Koop, John MacDonald and Robert Genn. With over 30 years experience, they also specialize in historic Canadian and European works of collectible interest. Regular exhibitions feature important early Canadian art as well as gallery artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm . NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 603 Corydon, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0P3 T. 204-478-7233 F. 204-475-7539 richard@nunavutgallery.com www.nunavutgallery.com WAH-SA GALLERY 130-25 Forks Market Road Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 T. 204-942-5121 F. 204-888-3140 wahsa@mts.net www.wahsa.mb.ca Specializing in Canadian aboriginal art, primarily of the Woodlands and Prairie styles, with limited edi-

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WAYNE ARTHUR GALLERY 186 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G3 T. 204-477-5249 www.waynearthurgallery.com Artist Wayne Arthur and wife Bev Morton opened the Wayne Arthur Sculpture & Craft Gallery in 1995. After Wayne passed away, Bev moved the gallery to Winnipeg and together with new husband, Robert MacLellan, has run the Wayne Arthur Gallery since 2002. Some of Wayne’s drawings are available for purchase as well as the creations of more than 60 Manitoba artists, working in painting, print-making, mixed media, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, glass and photography. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. WOODLANDS GALLERY 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E2 T. 204-947-0700 F. 204-488-3306 woodlands@mts.net www.woodlandsgallery.com Cooperative Galleries MEDEA GALLERY 132 Osborne St in The Village Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Y3 T. 204-453-1115 medea@mts.net www.medeagallery.ca This artist-run cooperative was established in 1976, and features traditional and contemporary original fine art by Manitoba artists, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, intaglio and serigraph prints, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Rental plan and gift certificates available. Open Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm 4pm.

GALLERY MOVE The Ken Segal Gallery has moved from long-time River Road location to 531 on south Osborne. OUTWORKS ART GALLERY 290 McDermot Ave, 3rd flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-949-0274 info@outworksgallery.com www.outworksgallery.com

MARTHA STREET STUDIO 11 Martha St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2 T. 204-779-6253 F. 204-944-1804 printmakers@mts.net www.printmakers.mb.ca The Martha Street Studio of the Manitoba Print Makers’ Association is a community-based print production space, public gallery and retail area dedicated to the development, presentation, and sale of limited edition graphics, artists’ multiples, and bookworks by local, national and international artists. Mon to Fri 11 am - 4 pm. MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675 rdirks@mennonitechurch.ca www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/gallery

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THE MANITOBA MUSEUM 190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 T. 204-956-2830 F. 204-942-3679 info@manitobamuseum.ca www.manitobamuseum.ca THE PAVILION GALLERY MUSEUM 55 Pavilion Cres, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 T. 204-888-5466 F. 204-889-8136 partnersinthepark.org With a focus on Manitoba artists, the Pavilion Gallery showcases the work of Ivan Eyre, Clarence Tillenius and Walter J. Philips. New temporary gallery highlights the artistic accomplishments of other Manitoba artists. Shows change every few weeks. In Assiniboine Park, near the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. Open daily 10 am - 5 pm.

Public Galleries EDGE ARTIST VILLAGE AND GALLERY 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1 T. 204-479-4551 info@edgevillage.com www.edgevillage.com

UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave East, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 T. 204-942-0218 F. 204-943-2857 ucec@mts.net www.oseredok.org

GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134 j.gibson@uwinnipeg.ca gallery1c03.uwinnipeg.ca

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PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 286 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663 info@plugin.org www.plugin.org Manitoba’s premiere contemporary art gallery and the first ICA in Canada. Since 1972, Plug In has exhibited the very best local and international art work in all media. Renowned globally for its prizewinning representation of Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001). Also an important publisher of art editions. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Thur til 9 pm during summer.

STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088

LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 boul. Provencher, St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 artsvisuels@ccfm.mb.ca www.ccfm.mb.ca

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PIANO NOBILE GALLERY 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB T. 204-489-2850 sross1@shaw.ca

THE WINNIPEG ART GALLERY 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1 T. 204-786-6641 communications@wag.mb.ca www.wag.mb.ca Manitoba’s premiere public gallery founded in 1912, has nine galleries of contemporary and historical art with an emphasis on work by Manitoba artists. Rooftop restaurant, gift shop. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Thurs til 9 pm.

GALLERY ONE ONE ONE Main Floor, Fitzgerald Building, School of Art, UofM Fort Garry Campus Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 F. 204-474-7605 eppr@ms.umanitoba.ca www.umanitoba.ca/schools/art/content/ galleryoneoneone/info111.html

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WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 sasaki@mts.net www.warehouseart.mb.ca A Winnipeg fixture for more than 25 years, the gallery presents original art, in a variety of media, mainly from Manitoba artists. They also offer limited edition prints and reproductions along with a major framing facility. Mon to Thur 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat to 5 pm.

LA MAISON DES ARTISTES VISUELS FRANCOPHONES INC. 219, boul. Provencher, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-5074 maison@mts.net www.maisondesartistes.mb.ca

Commercial Gallery FISHFLY GALLERY 18 Main St, Winnipeg Beach, MB R0C 3G0 T. 204-389-5661 hhook@mts.net

SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES ASSINIBOIA Public Gallery SHURNIAK ART GALLERY 122 3 Ave W, PO Box 1178 Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 shurniakgallery@sasktel.net Established in 2005, and located one hour south of Moose Jaw, the gallery houses the founder’s diverse

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tion prints, originals and art cards, carvings, handicraft and giftware. Appraisal services. Recently relocated to Johnston Terminal at The Forks. Mon to Sun 10 am - 6 pm.

PROJECTIONS A major survey of projection-based works in Canada, 1964 – 2007 February 14 to April 26, 2009 Curated by Barbara Fischer. Organized by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Hart House, University of Toronto). Projections has been made possible in part through contributions from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, Charles Street Video, the Provost of the University of Toronto and the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

MacKenzie Art Gallery 3475 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4S 6X6 Ph: (306) 584-4250 Email: mackenzie@uregina.ca www.mackenzieartgallery.ca

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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.

T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-953-4814 agpa@sasktel.net THE GRACE CAMPBELL GALLERY 125 12 St E, Prince Albert, SK S6V 1B7 T. 306-763-8496 F. 306-763-3816 bev@jmcpl.ca www.jmcpl.ca/grace.htm

ESTEVAN REGINA Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 eagm@sasktel.net www.eagm.ca There are two galleries which feature monthly varied exhibitions from contemporary to historical art. Each year there are exhibits from aboriginal artists, as well from local, provincial and national artists. Mon to Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Sat and Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. LUMSDEN, SK Commercial Gallery LETTERBOX GALLERY 220 James Street N, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0 T. 306-731-3300 brenner.attic@sasktel.net MEACHAM Commercial Gallery THE HAND WAVE GALLERY Box 145, 409 3 Ave N, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221 june.jacobs@handwave.ca www.handwave.ca Thur to Mon 11 am - 6 pm; 1 am - 6 pm Oct through May; by appt Jan through Mar, 55 km east of Saskatoon. MELVILLE Public Gallery GALLERY WORKS AND THE 3RD DIMENSION 800 Prince Edward St PO Box 309 Melville, SK S0A 2P0 T. 306-728-4494 mcworks@accesscomm.ca www.melvillecommunityworks.ca Two public gallery spaces available at no charge for art exhibitions. New installations every month. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm. MOOSE JAW Commercial Galleries CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHICS 134 Main Street N, Moose Jaw Saskatchewan S6H 3J7 T. 306-692-4449 photographics@sasktel.net creativephotographics.ca YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1 T. 306-693-7600 F. 306-693-7602 info@yvettemoore.com www.yvettemoore.com Showcasing the award-winning works of Yvette Moore, her gallery features her original artwork, limited edition prints, framed artcards and art plaques along with the works of over 70 other artisans, shown amid the copper grandeur of the former 1910 Land Titles Office. Food service. Corner Fairford and 1 Ave. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun (Late May - Dec) noon - 4 pm. Public Gallery MOOSE JAW MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Crescent Park, 461 Langdon Crescent Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0X6 T. 306-692-4471 F. 306-694-8016 mjamchin@sk.sympatico.ca www.mjmag.ca

Artist-run Gallery NEUTRAL GROUND 203-1856 Scarth St, Regina, SK S4P 2G3 T. 306-522-7166 F. 306-522-5075 neutralground@accesscomm.ca www.neutralground.sk.ca Neutral Ground supports contemporary art practices through both presentation and production activities. Its curatorial vision is responsive to its regional milieu in a translocal context. Programming emphasizes the contribution to new and experimental processes and supports inclusion and diversity. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and designated evening performances, openings, screenings. Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2266 Smith St, Regina, SK S4P 2P4 T. 306-522-0997 F. 306-522-5624 mail@assiniboia.com www.assiniboia.com Opened in the late 1970s with the goal of establishing a gallery with a strong representation of regionally and nationally recognized artists reflecting a variety of style, subject and medium. The main focus is professional Canadian artists including Allen Sapp, Ted Godwin, W. H. Webb, Brent Laycock, Louise Cook and many more. Tues to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm. MCINTYRE GALLERY 2347 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2S3 T. 306-757-4323 mcintyre.gallery@sasktel.net www.mcintyregallery.com Established in 1985 to promote the work of contemporary Saskatchewan artists. A particularly strong representation by women artists and regularly features emerging artists. Regular exhibitions in diverse media: oil and acrylic, watercolours, collages, drawings, original prints, fabric art and furniture. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. MYSTERIA GALLERY 2706 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-522-0080 F. 306-522-5410 info@www.mysteria.ca www.mysteria.ca Mysteria Gallery is an artist-owned venue for established and emerging local artists. Explore diverse media in a modern context. Experience fine art and fine jewelry in a fresh atmosphere. Mon to Sat noon - 5:30 pm or by appt. NOUVEAU GALLERY 2146 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2T9 T. 306-569-9279 info@nouveaugallery.com www.nouveaugallery.com At Nouveau Gallery, formerly the Susan Whitney Gallery, look forward to works by many of Saskatchewan’s most recognized artists, the continuation of the Whitney Gallery’s vision plus a few surprises as Meagan Perreault puts her personal stamp on the new gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, and by appt. TRADITIONS HANDCRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4S 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 cheryl.wolf@sasktel.net www.traditionshandcraftgallery.ca The gallery shows the work of Saskatchewan artisans dedicated to the ‘Art of the Craft’ with art work made in time-honoured ways that reflect the artist’s skill and vision. Monthly exhibitions feature pottery, wood, fibre, metal and stained glass works. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

NORTH BATTLEFORD Public Gallery ALLEN SAPP GALLERY 1-Railway Ave, PO Box 460 North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1760 F. 306-445-1694 sapp@accesscomm.ca www.allensapp.com PRINCE ALBERT Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF PRINCE ALBERT 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8

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Cooperative Gallery ART X 9 GALLERY 410 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK S4N 0P6 T. 306-347-0481 roya@mts.net www.artx9.ca Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF REGINA Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St Regina, SK S4T 3N9 T. 306-522-5940 F. 306-522-5944 info@artgalleryofregina.ca www.artgalleryofregina.ca

Features contemporary art with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. Exhibitions change frequently. Access via 15 Ave and McTavish St. Mon to Thur 1 pm - 5 pm and 6:30 pm - 9 pm. Fri to Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. ATHOL MURRAY ARCHIVES & MUSEUM Box 100, Wilcox, SK S0G 5E0 T. 306-732-2080 Extn: 121 F. 306-732-2075 nd.archives@notredame.sk.ca www.notredame.sk.ca/tour/archives.jsp DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311 Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-777-6040 F. 306-949-7264 dunlop@rpl.regina.sk.ca www.dunlopartgallery.org The Regina Public Library has been exhibiting art continuously since 1949. In 1964, a multi-purpose art gallery was built as part of the Library’s current location and dedicated to engaging, researching and presenting a diverse range of visual artwork with the main focus on contemporary culture. Mon to Thur 9:30 am - 9 pm, Fri 9:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1:30 pm - 5 pm. MACKENZIE ART GALLERY T C Douglas Building, 3475 Albert St Regina, SK S4S 6X6 T. 306-584-4250 F. 306-569-8191 mackenzie@uregina.ca www.mackenzieartgallery.sk.ca Excellent collection of art from historical to contemporary works by Canadian, American and international artists. Major touring exhibits. Gallery Shop, 175-seat Theatre, Learning Centre and Resource Centre. Corner of Albert St and 23rd Ave, SW corner of Wascana Centre. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur and Fri until 9 pm; Sun and hol 11 am - 5:30 pm. SASKATOON Artist-run Galleries A.K.A. GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-0044 F. 306-652-9924 aka@sasktel.net www.akagallery.org PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-5502 F. 306-652-9924 laura@pavedarts.ca www.pavedarts.ca Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 gallery@artplacement.com www.artplacement.com Established in 1978, the gallery’s primary emphasis is on senior and mid-career Saskatchewan artists while also representing several established western Canadian painters and overseeing a number of artist estates. Presents a year round exhibition schedule alternating solo and group exhibitions. Centrally located downtown in the Traveller’s Block Annex. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 sales@collectorschoice.ca Represent primarily Saskatchewan artists such as Ches Anderson, Lou Chrones, Alamgir Huque, Caroline James, Cecilia Jurgens, Ken Lonechild, Mary Masters, Duane Panko, Linda Jane Schmid and Regina Seib who create abstract and representational art. Maintain a small collection of Inuit sculpture and estate art. Regular exhibitions. Tues to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. DARRELL BELL GALLERY 317-220 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1 T. 306-955-5701 darrellbellgallery@sasktel.net www.darrellbellgallery.com Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art with an emphasis on professional Saskatchewan artists, including David Alexander, Darrell Bell, Lee Brady, Megan Courtney Broner, Inger deCoursey, Kaija Sanelma Harris, Hans Herold, Ian Rawlinson and various Inuit artists. Media include painting, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass and ceramics. Rotating solo and group shows year-round. Tues to Sat noon - 4 pm or by appointment. PACIF’IC GALLERY 702 14 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0P7 T. 306-373-0755 F. 306-373-2461 art@pacificgallery.ca

www.pacificgallery.ca Outstanding painted works by regionally and nationally acclaimed artists in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, watercolour, coloured pencil, felted wool and hand-pulled prints plus an extensive selection of handmade pottery and raku, blown and fused glass, jewellery, wrought iron furniture and handpainted art cards. Corner of Temperance, Lansdowne and 14 St E. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. ROUGE GALLERY 208 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-955-8882 wandau@rougegallery.ca www.rougegallery.ca Located in the historic Avenue Building, the recently-opened Rouge Gallery is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of emerging as well as established Canadian artists. Media include painting, textile, metal sculpture, photography, glass, wood and clay sculpture. Many of the works are offered on a lease-to-own basis. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Public Galleries DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE University of Saskatchewan, 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8 T. 306-966-8384 teresa.carlson@usask.ca www.usask.ca/diefenbaker GORDON SNELGROVE GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4 T. 306-966-4208 gary.young@usask.ca www.usask.ca/snelgrove KENDERDINE ART GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Dr - 2nd level, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-966-4571 F. 306-978-8340 kenderdine.artgallery@usask.ca www.usask.ca/kenderdine MENDEL ART GALLERY 950 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-975-7610 F. 306-975-7670 mendel@mendel.ca www.mendel.ca The gallery is charged with collecting, exhibiting, and maintaining works of art and the development of public understanding and appreciation of art. Exhibitions of contemporary and historical art by local, national and international artists include those organised by Mendel curators and curatorial consortium members, as well as major touring exhibitions from other Canadian galleries. Daily 9 am - 9 pm. Admission free. SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 Extn: 25 F. 306-244-2711 saskcraftcouncil@sasktel.net www.saskcraftcouncil.org THE GALLERY AT FRANCES MORRISON LIBRARY 311 23rd Street East, Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6 T. 306-975-7566 F. 306-975-7766 www.publib.saskatoon.sk.ca/html/morrison_ ga.html SWIFT CURRENT Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT 411 Herbert St E, Swift Current, SK S9H 1M5 T. 306-778-2736 F. 306-773-8769 k.houghtaling@swiftcurrent.ca www.artgalleryofswiftcurrent.org Features exhibitions of regional, provincial and national works of art. Discovery Tours and activities for groups, special events, receptions, conferences, music, films, readings, studio workshops and courses. Mon to Thur 2 - 5 pm and 7 - 9 pm, Fri to Sun 1 - 5 pm, Closed Sun in Jul and Aug. WEYBURN Public Gallery ALLIE GRIFFIN ART GALLERY 45 Bison Ave NE (mail to: 424 10 Ave S) Weyburn, SK S4H 2A1 T. 306-848-3278 F. 306-848-3271 weyburnartscouncil@live.com www.weyburn.ca/ Located in the lower level of the Weyburn Public Library, the gallery features touring exhibitions from the Mendel Art Gallery, the Mackenzie Art Gallery,

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the Saskatchewan Craft Council, the Saskatchewan Arts Board through OSAC, and many locally-curated shows. Exhibitions feature the work of well-known as well as emerging Saskatchewan artists. Mon to Thurs 9:30 am - 8:30 pm; Fri, Sat 9 am - 6 pm; Sun (Oct to May) 1 pm - 5 pm. YORKTON Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton, SK S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667 info@deangallery.ca www.deangallery.ca

NORTHERN TERRITORIES GALLERIES DAWSON CITY Public Gallery ODD GALLERY — KLONDIKE INSTITUTE OF ART & CULTURE Bag 8000, 2nd Ave & Princess St Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0 T. 867-993-5005 F. 867-993-5838 dawsonarts@yknet.ca www.kiac.org KIAC offers a broad range of high quality Community, Continuing Education & Professional Development programs from its home base at the Odd Fellows Hall campus in Dawson City, Yukon. Set against an inspiring backdrop of northern wilderness, the Odd Gallery carries on the rich Klondike tradition of cultural diversity and grand ideas. Tues to Sat 1 pm - 5 pm. Extended hours in certain seasons. INUVIK Commercial Galleries NORTHERN IMAGES INUVIK Box 2398, 115 Mackenzie Rd Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 T. 867-777-2786 F. 867-777-4430 NI.Inuvik@ArcticCo-op.com www.northern-images.com

be opening in February 2009 as a first class exhibit space for Northern First Nations art and art representing exceptional artists of the many diverse communities of the north. Located next door to, and collaborating with, YAAW. Cooperative Gallery YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK COOPERATIVE 3 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 T. 867-393-4848 yaaw05@internorth.com www.yaaw.com Public Gallery YUKON ARTS CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY 300 College Dr, PO Box 16 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9 T. 867-667-8485 curator@yac.ca www.yukonartscentre.com/gallery.htm YELLOWKNIFE Commercial Galleries BIRCHWOOD GALLERY 26-4910 50 Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5 T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375 info@birchwoodgallery.com www.birchwoodgallery.com Locally owned and operated, Birchwood Gallery presents contemporary works from well-known and respected artists from across Canada in an enticingly visual yet calming atmosphere. Committed to supporting and contributing to the arts and culture of Yellowknife, Birchwood frequently schedules work presentations by their artists throughout the year. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 6 pm. LIT’L BEAR’S ART GALLERY 4602 Franklin Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P2 T. 867-766-2327 F. 867-766-2326 art@theedge.ca www.littlebearsden.ca/

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Commercial Gallery COPPER MOON GALLERY 3 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 coppermoon@artlover.com www.coppermoongallery.com Owned by Nerissa Rosati and curated by Harreson Tanner, one of the founding members of the Yukon Artists @ Work Coop Gallery, the gallery will

Public Gallery PRINCE OF WALES NORTHERN HERITAGE CENTRE 4750 48 St, PO Box 1320 Yellowknife, NT X1A L29 T. 867-873-7551 F. 867-873-0205 pwnhcweb@ece.learnnet.nt.ca www.pwnhc.learnnet.nt.ca

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HUMAN / NATURE February 4 to March 12, 2009 Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre 2420 Elphinstone Street, PO Box 1790, Regina, SK S4P 3C8 306.522.5940 E: ragallery@sasktel.net W: artgalleryofregina.ca Organized by the Art Gallery of Regina with support from the Regina Arts Commission, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture, and Recreation, SaskCulture, SaskTel, Sask Energy, SaskCentral, Greystone Managed Investments, TD Canada Trust, and the Cathedral Free House.

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ARTIST STUDIOS/ EVENTS ARTIST STUDIOS ALLMARQUETRY STUDIO/GALLERY 5251 Hammond Bay Road Nanaimo, BC V9T 5M9 T. 250-729-7415 cris@allmarquetry.com www.allmarquetry.com A native of Argentina, Cris Alvarez Magliano practises the art form of marquetry with wood and other inlays providing the colours and tones of a two-dimensional ‘painting.’ She uses the simultaneous double bevel cutting method to eliminate gaps between the different pieces that form the picture, whether on a solid table top, a box or any other object. Accepts commissions. By appointment only. BRACKEN STUDIO Calgary, AB T. 403-554-1523 mbracken@brackenstudio.com

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www.brackenstudio.com Discover Marilynn Bracken’s large and colourful abstract and impressionist work at her studio. Call for appointment. CAPRICE FINE ART & CO. INC. 65 Boundary St, Kimberley, BC V1A 2H4 T. 250-427-2556 caprice@capriceartstudio.com www.capriceartstudio.com Featuring original oil paintings by Canadian artist Caprice. Her paintings capture the feeling and energy of the surrounding landscape. Her works are in private and corporate collections across Canada, in the United States, Europe and New Zealand. Visitors are invited to watch an artist at work in her studio gallery. Hours are flexible, so to avoid disappointment, be sure to phone ahead. KAMILA & NEL ART GALLERY 768 Menawood Pl, Victoria, BC V8Y 2Z6 T. 250-294-5711 NelKwiatkowska@Picture2Portrait.net www.Picture2Portrait.net Interested in commissioning an experienced and internationally-recognized artist to create an age-

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less fine art gift? Portraits, architecture, animals, landscapes and any other subject of interest to you could be captured and transformed in a creative way. Paintings can be done from photos or a session arranged at the studio. VIRGINIA BOULAY - STUDIO Calgary, AB T. 403-242-4628 vbstudio@telusplanet.net www.vboulayart.com Noted for her spirited desire to connect with the land and the resulting strong and vibrant landscapes, Boulay says the start of every painting finds her deeply engaged with nature. Detailed graphite sketches are developed which later evolve into finished works (primarily acrylic on canvas), in her Calgary home/studio. Originals and giclÈe reproductions are available and commissions welcome.

ART COMPETITIONS 84TH ANNUAL “OPEN WATER 2009” INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION: A WATER BASED MEDIA EXHIBITION 102-258 Wallace Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 3M9 T. 416-533-5100 info@cspwc.com www.cspwc.com Founded in 1925 by A.J. Casson, the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) announces “Open Water 2009” to be held September 5 - October 24 at the Leighton Art Centre, Calgary, Alberta. Deadline: May 15, 2009. Over $5,000 in Awards & Medals. Download Entry, or send SASE. ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS - ART ACQUISITION 10708 - 105 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5H 0A1 T. 780-427-9968 sheelagh.dunlap@gov.ab.ca culture.alberta.ca/afa/default.aspx The Alberta Foundation for the Arts invites eligible artists resident in Alberta to submit artworks for consideration for purchase to its Art Acquisition before Application project deadline: April 1, 2009. Download guidelines and application forms from the internet or call for further information. (For tollfree access dial 310-0000.) KINGSTON PRIZE CANADIAN PORTRAIT COMPETITION Kingston Arts Council, PO Box 1005 Kingston, ON K7L 4X8 T. 613-769-7372 kingstonprize@artskingston.com www.kingstonprize.ca The Kingston Arts Council announces the Kingston Prize for 2009, a Canadian portrait competition. Canadian artists are invited to submit contemporary portraits of Canadians. The portraits may be either paintings or drawings, and must be made from life within the 24 months preceding the closing date, May 1, 2009. First prize $10,000; plus Honourable Mentions and People’s Choice. Details on website. SOCIETY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (SCA) T. 416-968-1732 sookrah@engineroom.ca www.societyofcanadianartists.com CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Deadline March 31, 2009. Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) presents its 41st OPEN NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, May 13 to 24, 2009, at Todmorden Mills Museum, Papermill Art Gallery, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto, ON. $4000 in prizes. Application forms and information on website for this and future exhibitions, or telephone for Andrew Sookrah.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES PRAIRIE NORTH CREATIVE RESIDENCY 2009 JUNE 7 - 20, 2009 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C4 T. 780-539-2443 finearts@gprc.ab.ca www.prairienorth.org This seventh Creative Residency at Grande Prairie Regional College is an opportunity to network with other professional artists in an intensive, open studio environment. Participating artists work within their own approaches and content. However, two guest artists, Monica Tap and Adrian Stimson will act as facilitators, providing both formal and informal critiques.

ART SHOWS 10TH ANNUAL LACOMBE ART EXHIBIT AND SALE APRIL 17 - 19, 2009 Lacombe Memorial Centre, 5214 50 Ave Lacombe, AB T. 403-782-1272 recreation@lacombe.ca

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www.lacombe.ca/index.php?option=com_co 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 Sonja Zacharias. Artists are encouraged to download the ìCALL TO ENTRYî form on the website 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.

info@vevex.com www.vevex.com Vevex produces made-to-order crates for shipping and storing fine art. Computer-generated estimates and engineered manufacturing ensure fast quotes and prompt delivery. A range of designs offers choice for commercial, collector and institutional needs. Certified for worldwide export. Supplier of museum-quality crates to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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CALGARY ARTWALK Multiple public and Commercial Galleries Calgary, AB www.calgaryartwalk.com THIRD WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER Visit Calgary galleries and artist studios to discover the quality and variety of artists’ work available in Calgary in a friendly and casual atmosphere. The event is free. Many venues provide refreshments and host special events. Great for art students, collectors and for the novice to meet artists and watch creativity happen before their eyes. Maps and participating galleries on website.

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

GALLERY WALK OF EDMONTON April 18 and 19, 2009 Edmonton, AB apaterson@tugallery.ca www.gallery-walk.com The first gallery walk of its kind in Canada was formed in 1981 to promote both art and artists of merit within the community, focusing especially on work by Canadian artists. The nine member galleries are easily accessible within a nine block walking distance. There are two self-guided events presented per year. Unique exhibitions are planned for gallery walks. Details on website.

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

ART LESSONS ART GALLERY FOR SALE GALLERY/FRAMING SHOP Calgary, AB T. 403-630-8424 Well-established picture-framing and art gallery for sale in prime downtown location in Calgary. Established in 1990 by owner who works in gallery. Business opportunity for one or two people — with potential to expand. Favourable lease conditions. Asking $57,000 including equipment, furniture and fixtures, inventory and goodwill. Owner will train. Call for more informaion.

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

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

ART CRATING VEVEX CORPORATION 955 East Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R9 T. 604-254-1002 F. 604-677-5709

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

ART STORAGE/APPRAISALS LEVIS FINE ART AUCTIONS, APPRAISALS & ART STORAGE 1739 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0K1 T. 403-541-9099 mail@levisauctions.com www.levisauctions.com From a single item to a complete collection, Levis can safely store artwork. The company offers professional and knowledgeable staff, a safe and confidential environment, a thorough security system, controlled temperature and constant on-site presence. Costs are based on a rate of $10.00 per cubic foot per month. For larger collections volume rates are available.

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

ART REPRODUCTION ART-MASTERS 1608 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1M5 T. 403-229-2953 info@art-masters.net www.art-masters.net Specializing in professional, archival, custom giclÈe printing for more than 10 years with complete inhouse service, they cater to discriminating artists, galleries, and art publishers locally and around the world. Expertise in colour correction creates the rich colours, textures and high definition of original artwork, and printing is done with special UV inhibiting inks and varnishes.

ART SCHOOLS ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN 1407 14 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7678 F. 403-284-7644 Toll Free: 800-251-8290 admissions@acad.ab.ca www.acad.ab.ca Founded in 1926, the ACAD is one of only four degree-granting institutions in Canada dedicated exclusively to professional visual art and design education. ACAD provides accredited degree-standard education and learning opportunities to more than 1000 full time and 1130 continuing education students. The rigorous studio program produces innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and visually talented students. ACAD creates a learning environment rich in character and extensive in quantity, quality and professional capability for its student body of artistic thinkers. SERIES 2009 SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS Red Deer College, 100 College Blvd, PO Box 5005 Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 T. 403-342-3130 linda.cullen-saik@rdc.ab.ca www.rdc.ab.ca/continuingeducation This summer, experience a week exploring creativity and learning with outstanding studio facilities, world-renowned instructors and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Something for all skill levels. Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Fibre Arts, Ceramics, Jewellery, Sculpture, Woodworking/Woodcarving, Glass Arts and much more. May - August 2009. Catalogues available on-line in January.

ART STUDIOS/GALLERIES TO LEASE ART CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-543-9900 sandra@artcentral.ca www.artcentral.ca This landmark building on the NW corner of 7th Ave and Centre St SW in downtown Calgary has been renovated to house artist studios, galleries, and ancillary retail businesses. Centrally located opposite Hyatt Regency Hotel, only one block from Stephen Avenue Walk. For more information or leasing inquiries please visit website or call for Sandra Neil.

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

ART PRESERVATION CANADIAN CONSERVATION INSTITUTE Department of Canadian Heritage, 1030 Innes Rd Ottawa, ON K1A 0M5 T. 613-998-3721 F. 613-998-3721 cci-icc_services@pch.gc.ca www.preservation.gc.ca “Preserving my Heritage” web site provides free information about how to care for works of art on paper, photographic material, sound recordings (including CD’s) and silver objects, among other topics. Includes online bookstore, information about appraisals, careers in art and artifact conservation, even an interactive game. MUSEUM QUALITY RESTORATIONS 421 Victoria Ave , Winnipeg, MB T. 204-222-8327 With professional museum experience across North America and abroad, owner Ron Solkoski, also a practising artist, offers a wide range of services to make valuables and collectibles worth keeping. From large museum-size dinosaurs to personal curios, Ron applies his creative know-how to the many facets of restoration including mold-making replacement parts, cleaning and re-finishing. Call for appointment.

ART SUPPLIES ARTISTS EMPORIUM 1610 St James St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2 T. 204-772-2421 artists@artistsemporium.net www.artistsemporium.net A Canadian based company supplying highest

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www.swintonsart.com Large selection of art materials and hard-to-find supplies. Special orders welcome. Free delivery in the Calgary area for bulk orders. Full custom framing shop and complete restoration services. Swinton’s Art Instruction classes, art books and magazines. Sign up for regular newsletter mailing. Mon to Fri 9 am - 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm; Summer (July/August) Mon to Fri till 6:30 pm, closed Sun.

CLASSIC GALLERY FRAMING INC 3376 Sexsmith Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 7S5 T. 250-765-6116 F. 250-765-6117 Toll Free: 800-892-8855 info@classicgalleryframing.com www.classicgalleryframing.com High quality mouldings, liners and liner profiles are produced by utilizing the most efficient manufacturing processes combined with the care and detail that comes with creating handcrafted products. All steps of production are done inside their factory. The full range of products may be previewed online and are available through most fine art dealers and framers.

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

INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 1006 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 inglart@telusplanet.net www.inglewoodart.com Store claims best selection and prices in Calgary on pre-stretched canvas and canvas on the roll. Golden Acrylics and Mediums with everyday prices below retail. Volume discounts on the complete selection of Stevenson Oils, Acrylics and Mediums. Other name-brand materials, brushes, drawing supplies, easels, an extensive selection of paper and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

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KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 132 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 403-283-2288 info@kensingtonartsupply.com www.kensingtonartsupply.com Fine art supplies featuring Winsor & Newton, Golden, Liquitex, Maimeri and other quality products, as well as friendly, knowledgeable advice. Books, magazines, and art class information. Custom canvas service — all sizes and types of canvas, including linen. Senior, student and professional discounts. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur till 8 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. MONA LISA ARTISTS’ MATERIALS 1518 7 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1A7 T. 403-228-3618 monalisa@nucleus.com www.monalisa-artmat.com Welcome to one of Western Canada’s largest fine art supply retailers. Established in 1959, Mona Lisa provides excellent customer service combined with a broad spectrum of products and technical knowledge. Clients from beginner to professional, find everything they need to achieve their artistic goals. Volume discounts and full-time student and senior discounts available. Mon - Fri 8 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES T. 604-435-9991 F. 604-435-9941 Toll Free: 800-663-6953 info@opusframing.com www.opusframing.com Opus has stores in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, North Vancouver, and Langley, plus online shopping and mail order service. They offer an extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies. Check them out online, or drop by for some inspiration. They also produce an e-newsletter full of sales, art news and articles, and provide Íhow to’ handouts and artist demos. Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource. STUDIO TODOROVIC 110-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-450-1917 sales@studiotodorovic.com www.studiotodorovic.cm Strategically located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Studio Todorovic carries a selection of artistgrade materials. Brands carried are Golden Acrylics & Mediums, M.Graham Oils & Watercolours, Lyra, Speedball, Local Organic Beeswax, Gotrick Canvas and more. Student discounts with ID. Store will price-match local shops only. Mon - Fri 10 am to 6 pm, Sat 11 am to 6 pm. SWINTON’S ART SUPPLIES 7160 Fisher St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0W5 T. 403-258-3500 swinton@telus.net

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EMMA LAKE KENDERDINE CAMPUS University of Saskatchewan, c/o Paul Trottier, Director, Room 133, Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8 T. 306-966-2463 emma.lake@usask.ca www.emmalake.usask.ca Drenched in the history of Canadian art, the campus offers a unique setting for meetings, retreats, workshops or mini-conferences. Competent staff will assist in planning your event with customized programs. The Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus also delivers summer arts residencies and workshops for professionals and learners. Make your next summer vacation an educational event with a painting, drawing, photography, fibre art or sculpture workshop at this lakeside retreat in the boreal forest on the southeast edge of the Prince Albert National Park.

VIRTUAL GALLERIES INFINITE ARTS Bragg Creek, AB, T. 403-949-0088 info@infinite-arts.com www.infinite-arts.com Infinite Arts is a new web site to promote visual arts in all forms. Artists and photographers can display their works in online galleries and exhibitions as well as publish their works in high quality and creative collections or individual artist books that will be distributed worldwide.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ALLWEST INSURANCE SERVICES LTD 203-1807 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3G9 T. 604-730-7389 F. 604-731-9210 lgardner@allwestins.com www.allwestins.com Allwest Insurance is passionate about art. Their knowledgeable brokers have negotiated with major insurance companies to provide art galleries, dealers, and art and wine collectors with favourable and competitive insurance packages. They provide valuation based on the ‘selling price’ of the artwork, even for contemporary artwork. Call art specialist Lisa Gardner for a free quotation. STUART COWEN PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 11148 81 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 0S5 T. 780-431-0151 info@scpc.ca www.scpc.ca This professional chartered accountant and certified management consultant practice has been a proud supporter of the arts since it was established in 1978. The staff of six provides full service professional support to professional and business clients, individual artists, arts organizations and not-forprofit communities as well as new ventures and start-up organizations. Call Stuart or Darlene.

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KENNETH GORDON

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Kenneth Gordon, TANU (Q.C.I.), oil on canvas, 1993, 40" x 30".

Manitoba artist Kenneth Gordon lived several lives — as an art educator, founder of Winnipeg’s Medea Gallery and later as a full-time painter. He spent more than two decades at Winnipeg’s R.B. Russell Vocational High School as an art instructor — one of his lush landscapes still hangs in the staff room of the school. After retiring from teaching, he re-located to the quiet town of Winnipeg Beach, north of Winnipeg, becoming a full-time painter and dedicating his life’s work to capturing the beauty and depth of the Canadian landscape. Gordon had the ability to speak to viewers about his travels and experiences across the country through the thoughtful motions within his work. His landscapes tell of a vibrant country full of life and diversity. Nature’s elements can be felt through the brushstrokes that cover each canvas, executed with a gestural sensitivity for the sites he was capturing. There is no doubt that Gordon was influenced by artists such as Emily Carr and A.J. Casson. He was able to put his own fresh technique into his work, while incorporating elements of some of Canada’s best-known artists. Gordon set out much like the artists he admired so greatly and took brush and palette deep into Algonquin Park. He believed that in order to truly capture the breathtaking settings of the mystical areas he was paint90 Galleries West Spring 2009

ing they had to be fully experienced through all the senses. Gordon travelled around Canada, camping out with his family, spending the days painting the abandoned Haida villages on the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia in the early 1990s. His wife Sophie would spend her time reading paperbacks that would later be used for kindling while her husband painted, occasionally taking walks in the wilderness where she would find her way back to the site by tracing back the footprints that had remained in the yellow-green moss. These travels inspired the work TANU (Q.C.I). Linda Vermeulen of the Mermaid’s Kiss Gallery in Gimli, Manitoba, explains that the painting “shows the silence, the strength, and the remains of totems returning to their natural resting place” and a “great quiet spiritual feeling in the simplicity of the piece.” The fallen totems are surrounded by the lush, rich green curtains of the towering trees. The painting emits a sense of history, a story that has passed with time but has not been forgotten. — Stacey Abramson

Gallery Lacosse in Winnipeg and Mermaid’s Kiss Gallery in Gimli will host exhibitions of Kenneth Gordon’s work March 13 to March 28. www.gallerieswest.ca


Counting the days until Friday, Watercolour, 22” x 30”

Armand F. Vallée Exhibition & Book Signing Artist reception Saturday May 16th 10am – 3pm Over 65 Canadian artists ~ delivered to your home or office

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FRANCES SEMPLE Sculpture

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Galleries West Spring 2009  

Vol 8 No 1 Your link to the visual arts in Western Canada

Galleries West Spring 2009  

Vol 8 No 1 Your link to the visual arts in Western Canada