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Bonnie Devine: Writing Home, February 12 to March 27, Urban Shaman, Winnipeg

The Calgary Stampede is in the second year of a project to mix contemporary art with western tradition

With the new Audain Gallery at Woodward’s, Simon Fraser University establishes a cultural stronghold on Vancouver’s downtown Eastside

Where to find fine art galleries across the west

Letters to the Editor First Impressions

News and events from across the region


Feature Previews

Shows scheduled for the summer season Nobuo Kubota .............. 26 Camper ......................... 28 Inspired by the Land ...... 30


Exhibition Reviews

Exclusive reviews of recent shows throughout Western Canada Mind the Gap ...............34 Etienne Zack .................34 Tony Scherman..............34 Isabelle Hayeur ..............35 Calgary Glass Now ........36 Brenda Draney ..............37 Restricted ......................38 Jayce Salloum................40

Feature Review


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What’s in the galleries this season

Allen Sapp .................... 62 Raymonde Souliere........ 66 Barbara Amos ............... 68 Jim Davies ..................... 69 In the Stillness ............... 72 Hungry Planet ............... 73 From Different Perspectives ................. 74 Steve Amsden ............... 78 James Gordaneer .......... 81 Bev Tosh........................ 83 Diabolique .................... 86 Mel Bolen ..................... 87 Sewing Our Traditions ... 89

Back at the Ranch

By Bob Keelaghan


Dangerous Beauty

Ruth Cuthand’s Trading Series puts the legacy of historic colonial commerce under a microscope; Plus: To Be Reckoned With… contemporary Aboriginal art at Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery By Patricia Dawn Robertson

Eastern Front

By Fiona Morrow


Ann Kipling

With a light, free hand, this B.C. artist captures the changing face of her mountain home By Portia Priegert


Alberta ......................... 63 British Columbia ........... 73 Manitoba ..................... 83 Saskatchewan .............. 85 North ........................... 87



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An exhibition and acquistion of Alberta ceramics by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts April 10 - July 3, 2010 Alberta Craft Council 10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton AB “Winter Raven Series - Lidded Box” by Mary Swain, Calgary

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Thank you for your intelligent, well-considered article The Blockbuster Effect (Spring 2010). However, having created the Warhol performance at the Glenbow for its 2002 Pop Revolution exhibition, and expanding upon it for both the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2004 and for The Factory Project in Montreal in 2008, I must point out that this program involved far more than simply playing a “mascot.” The structured theatre performance I developed helped to contextualize Warhol’s life within a narrative I would like to think was engaging, accessible and creative for museum visitors, as well as enhancing their ability to understand the works in the exhibition. Improvised performances — from group tours to talking one on one with everyone from small children to senior citizens, led to incredibly rich conversations about art, sexuality, politics and media that I doubt would have been otherwise possible. To interface with an actor playing Andy, especially when it was presented as pure artifice, was somehow far less threatening for visitors than to engage with a guide. The process engendered a sense of play that was critical to understanding the era, and a process that was highly memorable for those who took part in it. My incarnation of Warhol led a school program where students investigated the role of media in the 1960s, interviewed me in the role, honed critical questioning techniques, and generated some particularly exciting discussions on censorship within the arts. I would like to say that every museum theatre program at the Glenbow had this ambition, but sadly, something went terribly wrong with the program starting in 2005, culminating in a truly embarrassing turn during the Edwin Holgate exhibition. A farcical piece entitled The Complete History of Canadian Art with a lecherous Tom Thomson and a babbling, incoherent Emily Carr — became the iceberg that sunk the museum theatre program at the Glenbow, which is truly unfortunate. My personal belief, as a professional actor and art / museum educator, is that one discipline of the arts can so richly inform another. Granted, there is much danger in turning the experience into a Disneyesque folly. But done correctly, cross-disciplinary expressions between art and performance are brimming with richness and possibility. I hope that I have planted somewhat of a seed in convincing you that there was more at play than an actor in a funny wig with this project, and that you might take a closer look next time you encounter something like this. Steve Gin Calgary This letter is in regards to some errors in the review of The Works Art & Design Festival (Fall, 2009). The first has to do with the scope of the festival, described as “Northern Alberta’s biggest art festival”. With over 200,000 visitors, more than 500 participating visual artists, and 18 contributing arts organizations, The Works is justifiably the largest outdoor, free art and design festival in North America. Second, in relation to the layout of the main festival site, the review suggests that art is hard to come by on Sir Winston

Churchill Square. In 2009, exhibits and installations could be found on The Works giant gateways at the South and North entrances, on the east lawn of the site, inside the Works Gallery in the centre of The Art Market, and in The Works Big Tent, a 45' x 90' outdoor weatherproof venue, which held two major festival exhibits and saw 10,000 visitors in 13 days. There were also demonstrations, workshops and events throughout the festival, including the MADE Street Furniture Competition, The Portable Festival of Portable Art, and Raku firing demonstrations for the 2009 HEAT theme. The review also takes issue with the important collaborations and partnerships that The Works develops with arts organizations and venues. While many artist-run centres and galleries counted among Works Official Venues curate their own spaces, and would likely hold shows with or without The Works Festival, our partnerships allow those groups to have their efforts appreciated in a broader context. The Festival is recognized as being at the forefront of developing audiences for the arts, and the fact that this is not understood as integral to The Festival and of value to arts presenters, shows short-sightedness. Finally, in critiquing The Festival, the review incorrectly cites the Festival’s mandate as “To put public art in alternative spaces”. The Works’ mission is “to promote the visual arts and design among the public at large and the artistic community”. Special events and public art are a means to achieving this mission, as is encouragement of dialogue around art and design. As such, The Works welcomes all opinions, critiques, and discussions about and arising from the exhibits and programs run at the Festival. Dawn Saunders Dahl and Amber Rooke, Directors, The Works Art & Design Festival Edmonton Thank you for including a photo of one of my tapestries in the “fabric arts” article accompanying the Judy Chicago piece (Fall 2009). Now to my quibbles, both of which swirl around definitions. What I do is woven tapestry, not stitchery. Tapestry is a weft-faced weave with a design made by the use of discontinuous threads. And then the British use the term for needlepoint and the Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidery, so it becomes very confusing. Also, as an umbrella term, “fabric arts” is outdated. Fibre arts is a more inclusive term and can encompass weaving, surface design (another relatively new term) felting, installations, paper, stitching, wearable art, and so on. Barbara Heller Vancouver Galleries West welcomes your letters to the editor. Write to us at Letters may be edited for length and content.

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This project has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage. Funding support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Saskatchewan Arts Board is also gratefully acknowledged. Top: James Henderson, Road to the Lake (detail), c. 1935, oil on canvas, Collection of James Lanigan. Bottom: James Henderson, Gunny Crow, Blackfoot Indian, 1927, oil on canvas, MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina Collection.

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Up front in the visual arts The Vancouver Biennale

International show expands beyond sculpture

ith most of the monumental public sculptures in place around the city, the Vancouver Biennale is set to move into phase two, which will fill spaces with new media and performance art. The second Biennale (the first, in 2005 - 2007, resulted in the city acquiring five important pieces of public sculpture) the scope of the show has expanded well beyond its original mandate, and has become more interactive and widespread. This 2009 - 2011 Biennale has brought together a remarkable, global collection of sculpture, including work by Yue Minjun, Dennis Oppenheim, Jun Ren (making his North American sculpture debut), and Sophie Ryder. Minjun’s work, A-Maze-ing Laughter incorporates his iconic laughing man, while Ren’s, Freezing Water #7, pours a wave of steel across the landscape. Mexican sculptor Javier Marin’s Cabeza Vainilla, Cabeza Cordoba, Cabeza Chiapas lays a series of giant, neoclassical heads in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond. New media pieces include work by Kelly Mark and Joe Sola. Biennale organizers will also take the show on the road — adapting the theme of “in-TRANSIT-ion” to put art on buses and on the new Canada Line trains, along bike routes, and in the Vancouver Airport. Artists from Canada, China, Korea, Spain, France, the U.S., Mexico, Poland, Lithuania, Italy, India, and England are participating in 2009 - 2010. It’s been a rapid expansion from the kernel of an idea in 1998, put forward by Vancouver’s Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, to bring an international group of sculptors to place art in highly visible public places in the city. That show, which included work by Niki de Saint-Phalle and Fernando Botero, grew within a decade to gather public support, leading to the current incarnation, and an exhibition that is soundly accessible to the public. Phase Two, which will be operational all summer, will bring an interesting influx of new forms of art, expanding the show in unusual ways, and appealing anew to the public. — Jill Sawyer 20 Galleries West Spring 2010



TOP: Jaume Plensa, We (2008), aluminum. Located at Sunset Beach Park, Vancouver. MIDDLE: Yue Minjun, A-maze-ing Laughter, patinated bronze. Located at Morton Park (Triangle), Vancouver. ABOVE: Yvonne Demenge, Olas de Viento (Wind Waves), painted bronze. Located at Garry Point, Steveston, Richmond.

first impressions Parks Canada repatriates iconic totem As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, Parks Canada will embark on a Totem Tour, travelling back to Haida Gwaii with a historic 130-year-old totem pole. Carved in the late 1800s in Masset, on the Queen Charlotte Islands, the Raven Totem Pole was acquired by the Grand Trunk Railway in 1915, and transported to the train station in Jasper townsite, Jasper National Park. It stood there, part of the scenery, until 2009, when it was taken to Vancouver for restoration. This summer, the pole will be part of the Totem Train Experience, with Parks Canada and Via Rail bringing the totem on a viewing tour through Calgary and Edmonton, and back to Haida Gwaii, where it will be returned to the Haida people on June 21, National Aboriginal Day. In the meantime, master carvers in Haida Gwaii are carving a new totem for Jasper, which will be installed in the Park this summer, with the finishing decorative touches added on-site.

A First Look Inside The new Art Gallery of Alberta


ow that the wow factor has begun to wear off and the crowds have thinned out, we can stand back and assess Edmonton's new Art Gallery of Alberta as a place to exhibit art. The architect (Randall Stout) and planning team have achieved the external impact they were aiming for — a structure that commands attention from as far as four blocks away. The abstract sweep of metal that literally moves through the exterior glass facade to dominate the entrance foyer is very appropriate for Edmonton, given its internationally recognized abstract metal sculpture and painting communities — Peter Hyde, Al Reynolds, Clay Ellis, Isla Burns, Vesna Makale, Doug Haynes and John King. This exterior/interior flow also allows the visitor to successfully begin their experience of the building from the street, but once inside, the experience continues to be about the building, with its powerful lines that keep people from making the shift from architectural tourist to gallery visitor. Once past the gift shop and the coat check, visitors finally get to the exhibition spaces — five distinct gallery areas on three levels. The main floor offers two galleries, including a smaller space that will be programmed in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada for the next three years. Two more exhibition spaces occupy the second level, which may offer a home to works from the AGA’s extensive permanent collection, which was not represented at all in the opening suite of exhibitions. Almost the entire third floor houses a 6000-square-foot display space that offers a wide range of exhibition possibilities and challenges. Though there will undoubtedly be temporary partitions to break up the space, exhibitions will have to be carefully curated and designed so as not to get lost in the vast room. Does the gallery work for art? Will artists be well served by the new space? Only time will tell. Once you get past the imposing structure and find your way to the galleries, there is a lot of potential. Any new gallery has to work through a number of exhibition cycles to discover how to use the space to its best advantage. The Alberta Biennial (May 29 to August 29) the next major show in the space, will offer some hints as to how adaptable the various spaces might be. — Ross Bradley

Inside the new Art Gallery of Alberta.


Lower mainland gets giant outdoor artworks While the popular sculpture show around the Vancouver Biennale is in full force, artists and curators in the lower mainland are looking for other ways to express themselves outdoors, moving their work in 2-D onto large, open spaces. Following on the success of the O Zhang show at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite space, the region has opened two new outdoor exhibition spaces, for projection and static art. In a partnership between the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, CBC, and JJ Bean (world’s greatest coffee place), Other Sights for Artists’ Projects debuts the first piece, Eric Deis’ Last Chance at Galleries West Summer 2010 21

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Book Reviews

Art Between the Covers

Moon Nibbler: The Art of Pat Strakowski By Andrew Oko/Photography by John W. Heintz Frontenac House Ltd The first thing often said about Pat Strakowski’s highly personal, myth-laden sculpture is that it dwells somewhere in the realm of folk or outsider art. But as curator and art historian Andrew Oko shows in this colourful book about the Calgary-born artist, appearances can be deceiving. This is a fascinating example of an artist who has reaped the rewards of a family heritage rich in the folkloric traditions of Ukraine. Strakowski is also an original, making fanciful creatures out of the most elementary of materials — papier-mâché— painted and sometimes exuberantly embellished with fabric, beads, small trinkets and found objects. I enjoyed Oko’s insights into Strakowski’s work, but wondered if there could have been room for some discussion about where it fits in the context of contemporary Canadian art. Perhaps that mainstream is still too narrow a channel for the likes of her.

The Life & Art of Frank Molnar, Jack Hardman, LeRoy Jensen by Eve Lazarus, Claudia Cornwall, and Wendy Newbold Patterson Mother Tongue Publishing From the series The Unheralded Artists of B.C., this second volume highlights the careers of three artists who emerged in the 1950s and ‘60s. Only one, the Hungarian-born Frank Molnar, is still alive today. Mid-century modernists — LeRoy Jensen 22 Galleries West Summer 2010

belonged to the Victoria-based Limners group — who were overtaken by the stampede of contemporary art trends, they share a similar place in the creative history of B.C. The very definition of “artist” changed irrevocably in their time. In his perceptive introduction, Max Wyman describes them as “three examples of bloody-minded, damn-the-torpedoes creative individualism”. This insular paradigm, without any regard to the ongoing discourse on art, is less admired and less noticed by critics, curators, academics and large public institutions. Still, this handsome book, filled with artwork and photographs, is part of a commendable effort to address the “absences” and “others” that exist in every community, region and place.

Vistas: Artists on the Canadian Pacific Railway Roger Boulet with an essay by Terry Fenton Glenbow Museum Before the Group of Seven, painters and photographers from the Canadian Pacific Railway artist pass program defined Canada’s art, and its emerging sense of itself. The program began in 1888, so they may be Canada’s first school. “Canadian artists of the time...attempted to give life to a poetic expression they perceived in the landscape,” writes curator Roger Boulet. The CPR had its own corporate agenda, there was the smudge of imperialism and colonialism, and the fact that the artists, schooled in picturesque tradition, were kind of old-fashioned. But despite all these insights, there was still a concerted and substantial body of work made along this “new highway to the Orient”.

Published in conjunction with the Vistas exhibition last year at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum, the book takes a journey through scenic western Canada. A large portion of the trip concerns the treacherous mountain views of Alberta and B.C., making Vistas particularly insightful into the early history of Canadian mountain art. Contributor Terry Fenton takes an engaging look at the mountains’ first painters (the Chinese) and why large-scale painting of this type declined in the late 19th century. Generously illustrated and beautifully designed, Vistas sets a new standard in the study and appreciation of this largely overlooked accomplishment. — Mary-Beth Laviolette

Catherine Opie, Josh, 2007, Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

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the site, called THE WALL. The work looms over CBC Plaza in downtown Vancouver, an architecturally scaled photograph of a little house and a large condo building, evidence of a true-life stand-off between a resolute homeowner and the city’s inexorable construction frenzy. A little further from downtown, the Surrey Art Gallery has launched an outdoor projection space for a rotating series of works. The venue, the 96-foot-wide Urban Screen, on the side of Surrey’s Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, debuted with the screening of Glocal, a projection-based work created in the Gallery’s Tech Lab, using open source software, digital photography, and social networks. The Artist Jeff Chiba Stearns, winner of a 2010 Emily Award from Emily Carr University, Vancouver.

Glocal, at the Urban Screen site, part of the Surrey Art Gallery.

summer show, July 3 to Sep tember 12, Checking in with your hotspots, examines the relationship between humans and traffic. Emily Carr honours animation alumnus Jeff Chiba Stearns, who created a short animated film about his life in to-do lists, will receive an Emily Award from Vancouver’s Emily Carr University at this year’s convocation in May. Awarded annually to a distinguished alumnus, the Emily honours emerging artists who have reached important milestones early in their careers. A 2001 graduate of the Bachelor of Media Arts program, specializing in Film Animation, Stearns tells the story of his life before and after graduation in the film Yellow Sticky Notes. It’s a fast-paced, six-minute whirl through dreams, reality, the mundane and the monumental, with detours into politics and world events, all told in the margins of to-do lists. Based in Kelowna and Vancouver, Stearns’ film, which has screened at more than 70 international film festivals, was one of the first shorts acquired by Youtube’s Screening Room, where it has since attracted more than 1.2 million hits.

April 30, 2010 to September 4, 2010

Mixed Signals:

Artists Consider Masculinity In Sports An exhibition of works by contemporary artists that probe the stereotype of the American male athlete. featuring work by: Matthew Barney, Mark Bradford, Marcelino Gonçalves, Lyle Ashton Harris, Brian Jungen, Kurt Kauper, Shaun El C. Leonardo, Kori Newkirk, Catherine Opie, Paul Pfeiffer, Marco Rios, Collier Schorr, Joe Sola, Sam Taylor-Wood and Hank Willis Thomas.

Film Screening - Drawing Restraint #10 and Cremaster #4. Wednesday, May 12th, 7 - 9pm Cost: $25/person, $15/AGC member Purchase tickets from The Gallery Shop (PH: 403.770.1350). Join us for the premiere Calgary premiere screening of acclaimed artist, Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint #10 and Cremaster #4.

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Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by iCI (Independent Curators International), New York. Guest curator for the exhibition is Christopher Bedford. The exhibition, tour, and catalogue are made possible, in part, by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the iCI Advocates, the iCI Partners, Agnes Gund, Gerrit and Sydie Lansing, and Barbara and John Robinson. Mixed Signals is an expanded version of Contemporary Projects 11: Hard Targets--Masculinity and Sports, an exhibition curated by Bedford and organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

TOP: Giant replicas of spindle whorls for weaving, inside the exhibition hall at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. ABOVE: Exterior of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

Robert Davidson among 2010 Governor General’s Award winners In 1969, Robert Davidson carved and raised the first totem in 90 years on Haida Gwaii. It was a monumental achievement, setting the course for his life as an artist — as a painter, printmaker, jewellery designer, and carver of masks and totems. This year, Davidson’s work was honoured by the Canada Council for the Arts. He was awarded a 2010 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. Descended from a family of great carvers, and taught by his father and uncle, David24 Galleries West Summer 2010

son began carving at the age of 13, and in the late 1960s worked briefly in the studio of Bill Reid before leaving to study at the Vancouver School of Art. His work is found in public collections, including those of the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Davidson was among eight recipients of 2010 GGs, including Andre Forcier, Rita Letendre, Tom Sherman, Gabor Szilasi, Claude Tousignant, Ilona Thorkilsson, and Terry Ryan, who was honoured for his work as the long-time director of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in Cape


mong the trendy condos and hotel resorts at Whistler village is a cedar and glass complex built into a landscaped hillside, housing the cultural and historical treasures of two First Nations groups, the Squamish and the Lil’wat. “The two nations have overlapping territory in the Whistler area, and there were on-going disputes,” says operations coordinator Josh Anderson. “In the end, we decided to build a centre together.” He adds that combining two First Nations groups under one roof is a unique concept. Begun in 2001 and opened two years ago, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre’s activities picked up speed when the Olympics came to town this year — they represent two of the four host First Nations in the area, so there were cultural events on throughout the Olympics. The Centre was designed by Vancouver architect Alfred Waugh, with a focus on natural and sustainable materials. Visitors are greeted by two carved welcoming figures before entering through large cedar doors. Natural light streams through the windowed Great Hall, designed in the form of a traditional Squamish Longhouse and decorated with massive models of hand-carved cedar spindle whorls, a celebration of the Sqamish weaving heritage. The hall is filled with cultural artifacts, including authentic dugout canoes, and wool and cedar weavings. The neighbouring Istken Hall is designed to evoke the traditional underground dwellings of the Lil’wat people, a circular space with a dramatic backdrop of forest and mountain scenery, and a living roof. The space hosts artists’ workshops — carving, weaving, drum-making — temporary exhibitions, and activities for the Centre’s artist-in-residence program. A recent exhibition included a canoe carved in 1975 by Charlie Mack Seymour, a revered Lil’wat cultural leader and teacher, and a youth photography exhibition displayed images on the theme of biodiversity. Display pieces are all described in English, and the Squamish and Lil’wat languages. “The Centre plays a key role in our cultural revitalization,” Anderson says. “We’re teaching future generations how we’ve lived.” — Janet Nicol


Great Spaces:

Sculptor Robert Davidson.

Dorset, Nunavut, and Dorset Fine Arts in Toronto. Bridge banners recycle old banners A Calgary-based public art project has repurposed an

older Calgary-based public art project, resulting in one of the first instances of recycled materials put to use in outdoor banners. Bridge Works is a series of wholly handmade decorative banners on bridges over the Bow River, made by artists Marci Simkulet and Stefanie Wong. Using different repurposed materials, including recycled material from older bridge banners, the artwork incorporates textile techniques including knitting, felt-making and weaving. The work is commissioned by the City of Calgary’s Urban Design and Heritage Group, and is designed around specific historic and design contexts of each

first impressions classes ended in the late 1980s, the school has been home to some continuing education classes, and once the $640,000 restoration is complete in 2011, it will host regular classes and public events.

Hand-woven bridge banners for the Bridge Works project, Calgary.

bridge. Simkulet is a Calgarybased graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design, who has created works that knit unusual materials like copper and handmade paper. Wong, also an ACAD grad, works in textiles as well as wood, video, and stop-motion animation. St. Albert to restore heritage school and art space The city of St. Albert, Alberta has embarked on a project to restore a historic schoolhouse to transform it into a public educational and art space. Originally known as the Father Jan School, the Little White Schoolhouse was built in 1946 to accommodate growing post-World War II families. Its compact design was typical of prairie schoolhouses at the time, and is one of the few schools remaining from the era, which spurred the idea of the restoration. Though regular

New directions at Kelowna Art Gallery, Urban Shaman In February, Amber-Dawn Bear Robe was appointed director of Urban Shaman in Winnipeg, an artist-run centre with a focus on contemporary Aboriginal art — installation, film and video, photography, and painting. Originally from Siksika, Alberta, Bear Robe is finishing an MA in art history at the University of Arizona. She studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design, and completed curatorial internships at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, the Glenbow Museum, and the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre. At the Kelowna Art Gallery, new executive director Nataley Nagy arrives in the Okanagan from her role as executive director of the Textile Museum of Canada, in Toronto. With previous directorships at the SAW Gallery in Ottawa, and the Art Gallery of Windsor, Nagy is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute. She was instrumental in an expansion at the Art Gallery of Windsor, and in raising the profile of the Textile Museum. The Little White

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Entry Deadline: June 4, 2010 Painting on the Edge is a juried competition open to all living artists worldwide featuring original paintings, printmaking and drawing media. Abstract, expressive, impressionist or realist styles are welcome.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Hokusai Revisited, Kelowna Art Gallery, June 5 to July 18, 2010

Nobuo Kubota pays tribute to influential Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai in an upcoming exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery called Hokusai Revisited, but his multi-media installation doesn’t mirror in material form paintings and woodblock prints by Hokusai, who lived from 1760 to 1848. Rather, Kubota, a first-generation Japanese-Canadian, evokes tangentially his predecessor’s interest in the forms and rhythms of nature. Kubota uses undulating fir slats mounted on a structural support made from painted pine to suggest not only the symmetry and pattern of waves, but also the movement of a boat traversing them. Placed in the midst of a darkened gallery, the 10-meter-long structure is illuminated by four video projections of a waterfall. The projections send light cascading over the curved planks, creating a complex network of shadows on the gallery’s walls. “We follow the structure pushing up and over itself and feel the undertow into its core,” curator Diane Pugen, a professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design, writes in the exhibition catalogue. “Immense shadows of giant waves, like looming tsunamis, rise up the walls. They spill onto the ceiling, whose surface comes alive with the projected movement of churning rapids, its flickering light animating the space as it dances over the fir.” Kubota has long been interested in motion in space. “All things that occupy space are in motion, Nobuo Kubota, Hokusai Revisited, and that motion is in the form of waves,” arts writer Terrence Heath notes in the catalogue. “Water, air, laminated pine, painted and unpainted sound, even the basic atomic structure of matter is incorporated in wave motion.” In talking about his fir, video projection, 2008. work, Kubota has pointed to the influence of Buddhist concepts relating to the evolution of all matter, through cycles of creation and destruction. “My work is a combination of investigative thought process and intuition,” he says. “It is also a vehicle for creative and personal confrontation, and it gives me pleasure and satisfaction as well as anxiety and doubt.” Hokusai Revisited, which Kubota created in 2008, finishes its four-stop exhibition tour in Kelowna, after three Ontario venues — the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, the Art Gallery of Peterborough and the Thames Art Gallery in Chatham. Kubota, who comes from a long line of Samurai, was born in Vancouver in 1932. He lived briefly in the Okanagan as a child after his family was interned with other Japanese Canadians in B.C.’s Slocan Valley during the Second World War. The family later relocated to Toronto, where Kubota studied architecture. He worked as an architect for eight years before turning to art. Kubota has had a varied career as a sculptor, musician, performer and sound artist. He taught at the Ontario College of Art and Design for 24 years and has exhibited across Canada and in Europe. His work is in various public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. — Portia Priegert 26 Galleries West Summer 2010

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CAMPER ALBERTA: Museum of the Bow, July 6 to 26, 2010, Truck Gallery, Calgary

The white 1975 Dodge Empress is a period piece — pristine-vintage with original decor. But the Alberta license plate is current and below the back window is a sign identifying the motorhome as CAMPER: Contemporary Art Mobile Public Exhibition Rig. Belonging to the Calgary artist-run centre, Truck, CAMPER is the gallery’s home-away-from-home in the warmer season, used for off-site art projects and for engaging people who, as Director Renato Vitic describes it, “would never step into a gallery.” Now in its fifth year of operation and outfitted with an indoor video monitor, a stereo sound system and an outdoor screen, the Dodge is a little too snug to be a bona-fide gallery. No matter, really, because motorhomes are all about the ‘outdoors’. In previous years, CAMPER has camped-out at summer festivals, luring in passers-by with interactive The Camper installation, on location, projects and works on display, inside and out. courtesy Truck Gallery, Calgary. This summer, the artmobile is in the service of Celebration of the Bow, a public art festival organized by The City of Calgary Public Art Program. The idea is to draw people to the Bow River throughout the summer by creating temporary public art ‘interventions’— in this case, having the river and its surroundings the subject of each art project. Truck has invited three artists and collectives to take over CAMPER for three-week residencies. In July, Bergen, Norway-based artists Chloe Lewis & Andrew Taggart will install The Museum of the Bow in CAMPER, and the summer winds up in September with a piece by Berlin artist Cecile Belmont, Letter Performances — in which groups of Calgarians will come together to spell out Bow-inspired sentences with individual lettered t-shirts. In between, Argentinean artist José Luis Torres will bring city within a river and a river within a city to the project in August — he plans to build a series of temporary look-outs that, as he writes, will take the visitor on a journey, an “immersion in nature” on platforms and walkways. The work will focus special attention on the people, geography, and memories that make up the river’s identity. A sculptor and installation artist with a Masters in landscape architecture, Torres has lived in Montreal since 2003. This will be his first visit to Calgary. He’s interested in how the Bow, flowing directly from the Canadian Rockies, is different from the landscape of the St. Lawrence River, or the riverine environment around his hometown of Córdoba, Argentina, which is cut in two by the La Cañada canal. The artist says the rudimentary wooden structures he builds for the Bow will echo the river’s natural architecture, a novel intervention for a downtown area largely dominated by the highrise environment of business and commerce. — Mary-Beth Laviolette Find locations for CAMPER at

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SASKATCHEWAN: November 15, 2009 to November 15, 2010, Allen Sapp Gallery, North Battleford Curator Dean Bauche, director of the Allen Sapp Gallery in North Battleford, northwest of Saskatoon, took more than a few ideas from his last successful venture. He and his curatorial team had created an exhibition called Through the Eyes of the Cree, about acclaimed painter Allen Sapp, whose work anchors the permanent collection at the Gallery. Designed as an online exhibition, it was so well-received that the Gallery turned it into a travelling show, and it’s been travelling ever since. A key part of that show was an experiment in multi-media. Gallery staff filmed interviews with Cree elders and other members of Sapp’s circle, which resulted in a permanent archive of important stories, and a sense of the subjects’ personalities, that had a value far beyond this exhibition. One of the results was a sense of stories not yet told — almost everyone who participated in Through the Clockwise from top left: Inspired by the Land, Eyes of the Cree told Bauche they thought there was much more that could be done with the subject, and with installation view, Allen Sapp Gallery, 2010. the multimedia format. Last year, the Gallery opened a show centred on those remaining stories, called Inspired Courtney Milne, Revival by the Land, which will be on display until November of this year, when it will begin touring. Transcendence, photograph. It wasn’t difficult finding a group of subjects — artists, writers, musicians, thinkers — who wanted to Allen Sapp, Picking Roots. compile their stories for an exhibition on how land, particularly on the vast and varied plains of Saskatchewan, Jean Sonmor, October Prayer. can influence and inspire. Bauche and his team at the Allen Sapp Gallery eventually put together a wide-ranging exhibition of words and works by Cree elders Wes Fine Day and Judy Bear, photographers Richard Baschak and Courtney Milne, writers Sharon Butala, Ovide Mercredi, and Trevor Herriot, painters Allen Sapp and Jean Sonmor, scientist Glenn Sutter, and beadwork, sculpture, and basketry by Marcia Chickness, Noelle Lucas, Lyndon Tootoosis, and Darwin Atcheynum. The show also brings in an ancient form of Cree expression, birchbark biting, by Angelique Merasty. Inspired by the Land ranges through three-screen video, sound effects, original music, art and artifacts. But everything circles around the words and expressions of the video subjects. Bauche found that many of the artists had the same take on land and creativity, instilling in it a power to free the soul and provide endless inspiration. “We’re not just looking at land in terms of its utilitarian purpose,” he says. “We’re saying that our experience of the land has a life and purpose of its own. Trevor Herriot says that we place ourselves in exile if we think the land’s only purpose is to make money from it.” The show takes off from its link with the Cree, and explores the impact of the landscape on many cultures and art forms. But at its core, it’s a powerful expression of Saskatchewan, one that has already benefited both the Gallery and the northwest Saskatchewan community surrounding it. School kids who have come to see the exhibition have had the opportunity to shoot and edit their own videos, giving the concept of the show a second life beyond static gallery walls. For Bauche, his faith in this new form of curating, both its creative side and its educational side, has been rewarded. “We went into this wondering if shooting unscripted interviews would work out, and if we’d find that none of the subjects had anything in common. But once we started the interviewing, it all came together. The result was we had hundreds of people at our opening, and a remarkable energy.” — Jill Sawyer In November, 2010, Inspired by the Land moves to the Wanuskewin Centre in Saskatoon. 30 Galleries West Summer 2010




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What we saw at exhibitions in the West projected onto a big screen, shift as quickly as the tone and mood of the artist-subject. Cawood), Hope’s Dream Fedje is portrayed poised in a wheat field, at a from Other People’s Dreams, laundromat, seated near a window, drinking a 2008 - 2009 (detail). fancy cocktail, with fresh produce in hand and naked in a Jesus-embossed towel. Aboriginal artist Wally Dion’s “Sky Wheel” is comprised of an elegant green patchwork of recycled circuit boards, an insightful commentary on the self-imposed field grid and our scarred landscape. The Saskatoon artist also appeared in the recent Flatlanders group exhibition at the Mendel Art Gallery and is leading the way for a new generation of contemporary artists with his conceptually-based social engagement. Saskatoon-based film-maker Amalie Atkins also showed in Flatlanders. Her series “Scenes from a Secret World” is Margaret Laurence meets the Mad Hatter in supersaturated reds and greens. Behind a black curtain, “Other People’s Dreams” is an eerie dreamscape compiled by the Regina collective Turner Prize (Blair Fornwald, John Hampton and Jason Cawood). Their photos serve up the most challenging work in the show, with styles colliding in a mixed-bag aesthetic that’s charged with imaginative intensity and a surreal afterglow. It’s neither parochial nor sentimental. — Patricia Dawn Robertson Turner Prize (Blair Fornwald, John Hampton, Jason

Etienne Zack: Autopia, March 3 to 31, 2010, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

Mind the Gap, October 23, 2009 to January 3, 2010, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina

It takes skill to build an art career in a modest region, with a pragmatic population that frequently favours football and curling over gallery-going. But the new geography of art means that the local and the global are becoming less stable concepts. Curator Jeff Nye explores this in his essay for the catalogue of the Mind the Gap survey show of 29 Saskatchewan artists at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina. Tenacity, determination and marginalization turn out to be great fodder for creativity. Despite the cultural isolation, or maybe because of it, Saskatchewan’s art scene is vibrant, dynamic and diverse, and Mind the Gap reflects the province’s current storehouse of cultural capital in all its expansive splendour. Nye and cocurator Amanda Cachia have ambitiously mapped the territory and returned with a disparate range of talent. The show, in photography, sculpture, collage, experimental music, carving, video and comic book art, reflects a fractured, individualistic talent base, perhaps because of regional isolation contributing to the unique vision and subjects chosen by each artist. But there are some common themes like anxiety, mortality and illness, social engagement, outsider art versus a Modern aesthetic, and alternative art forms like graffiti and tattoo culture. In the case of Regina artist Randal Fedje’s self-portrait series, “365 Self Portrait Project,” the artist took a fresh portrait of himself every day. The series of images, 34 Galleries West Summer 2010

For his solo exhibition in Vancouver, running simultaneously with his exhibition at the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Montreal, Etienne Zack has created a world of painting machines. Zack’s new paintings depict paintings making paintings of themselves. His recent move to Montreal from Vancouver, where he felt he was slowing down, seems to have propelled him into intense productivity. Zack is the automaton of his Autopia. What has changed from his past work is the absence of built structures as still-life props — his work no longer needs the visual references. “I look at myself while I paint” he says.

Tony Scherman: A Major Acquisition, January 9 to March 14, 2010, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, reviewed by Stacey Abramson

The recent donation by artist Tony Scherman of 11 of his paintings to the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is as the title suggests – major. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1974, this Canadian painter has been upheld as the leading encaustic artist in the country. These paintings represent a shining overview of his career, ranging from meaty still lifes, to zoomed-in portraiture, to historical reflections… Find complete review online at

“Insider” depicts a box that resembles a camera lucida, a vintage painter’s tool. The box is slashed open to reveal a single, suspended light bulb. The interior is painted in dark glazes reminiscent of Rembrandt, while the outside’s brightly-hued shapes evoke either a child’s plastic construction toy or the Modernist’s brushstroke. The result is a collapsing of art history — closing the gap of time between polarized ideologies of painting, allowing them to co-exist in one work. The rotating paint machine in “SatisFactory” resembles a tilted mandala, a symmetrical design with neither beginning nor end, meant to represent the cosmos. Green painters’ tape, beer-filled pint glasses and cigarettes buttress supports rotating a wheel of paint pails. Similar roulette-like wheels spin in the background. This reference to the act of painting could be read as a symbol of the harmonious, cyclical cosmos, or a reference to the constant pressure to create. Without the beer and cigarettes, the structure would collapse and so would the ability to create. “Name, medium, size, year” is a painting of the sculpture of the same name, made for Vancouver’s Cultural Olympiad. Executed from memory, it’s like a largescale postcard of the original structure. The exterior is a cubic frame constructed of basic painter’s materials — stretcher bars and canvas. The interior is open and multi-tiered, with a black leather couch positioned in front of two typewriters. The typewriter stands in for a computer, while archival magazines represent the internet. The artist addresses the fact that, while knowledge stays the same, the way we retrieve it has changed significantly over time. The artist is the clamp in the painting titled “BCC”, squeezing the tube of paint while a yellow Pinocchio head simultaneously manoeuvres a brush with the back

Etienne Zack, SatisFactory,

2009, oil on canvas, 54" x 62"

of his head while dissecting a portrait painting with a knife held by his baseball bat nose. The character creates while he destroys. Zack is not a destroyer of history, but he acknowledges what history has given him, and is building on it. While all these allusions and references are dizzying to the outsider, Zack is right in his element in the automated world of Autopia. — Helena Wadsley Isabelle Hayeur: Fire with Fire, February 2010, 112 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

I remember the first time I saw Isabelle Hayeur’s Fire with Fire video installation. A four-storey building seemingly ablaze, with projected flames filling the windows of the top three floors, it was best viewed from the derelict end of Vancouver’s Hastings Street. At five p.m. each day, as dusk settled over a city overrun with Olympic boosterism, Hayeur’s work was switched on. Staff waited 30 seconds between igniting the second floor projector, the third, and the fourth, to heighten the sense of inexorable consumption. In a few minutes, the fire builds to a mute roar, filling 20-foot expanses of glass (backed by opaque paper for the projection to play on). The effect from street level was thrilling and, each evening, homeless folk paused alongside international media and wayward tourists to collectively indulge in Hayeur’s spectacle. It was Valentine’s Day 2010 that I first stumbled upon the “fire” (and most of us did stumble upon it — there was such a cacophony of Cultural Olympiad happenings that we were excused from drafting itineraries that month). Valentine’s Day; an all consuming fire; I thought of eros. In erotic love, we desire what we cannot have. Once our ardour has consumed or conquered some thing, some body, it extinguishes itself like fire that has guzzled Galleries West Summer 2010 35



New Members New Work April 21 to May 30, 2010 Opening Reception: Sunday, April 25, 2010 2 to 4 pm Errol Lee Fullen “Nocturne” 39” x 75” acrylic on canvas

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all its oxygen. But Hayeur’s fire enjoys a limitless Isabelle Hayeur, Fire with Fire, three-channel rampage. The building is engorged by flames video installation, 2010. each night, over and over again. In this paralysis of desire, it holds the viewer in a state of constant expectation. We wait for the run-down structure to collapse, even as we understand this flame is no more dangerous than the “Fire Channel” on TV at Christmas. A certain connection to that other unquenchable flame — the Olympic torch — was inevitable. Each day, tens of thousands wandered to the Convention Centre to gawk through chain-link fence at the extravagant cauldron where the eternal “spirit of the games” licked the air. I was dumbfounded to see the masses shutterbugging and cramming together to gaze on something as commonplace as an element — like moths to a flame. What did fire mean to these people? And what did they think the fire was about to do? Each night these same masses convened at the city’s central Robson Square for a pyrotechnic show of decidedly mediocre proportions. Yet they hooted, sang anthems, and seemed thrilled by the balls of flame that issued from makeshift towers. Hayeur’s installation does (as the title suggests) fight these brazen blazes on its own terms. Fire with Fire emphasizes the terror of such “spirit” by drawing the viewer’s mind away from pre-fab emotion and toward a consideration of, say, the riotous and tortured history of Vancouver’s downtown Eastside — where dozens of female sex workers have been murdered in recent years and addicts are shuffled along each time a “spirited” condo development gentrifies another block. Fire with Fire was installed a stone’s-throw from another reminder of civic trauma — Stan Douglas’ monumental photo-mural in the Woodwards complex, recreating the Gastown Riots of 1971. Fire itself, like desire, is amoral. Whether it warms you or destroys you, it’s just doing what it does. What Hayeur’s fantastic installation gives us is a chance to stand before heatless flame for once, to calmly witness disaster and do nothing to avert it. We’re left — standing on a cold sidewalk — wondering how many times in our lives we’ve done this already. — Michael Harris Calgary Glass Now: A Survey of Contemporary Glass Art, November 19 to December 17, 2009, Triangle Gallery, Calgary

It’s possible that contemporary glass is overtaking ceramics as the pre-eminent craft in Alberta — not so much in terms of number of practitioners, but in quality and range of work, breath-of-imagination and engagement with contemporary society and visual culture. The evidence is in the energies and input of emerging artists, and the ongoing commitment of established artists. Organized by the Calgary Glass Initiative, this is the second survey of glass art from Calgary and surrounding areas mounted at the Triangle Gallery since 1995. Together with the recent Alberta Craft Council display of Glass 2009 in Edmonton, there is the impression that the instructional efforts of the Alberta College of Art & Design and Red Deer College, as well as the collective and shared studio

Reviews ments of many Alberta glass artists, is paying off handsomely. Glass 2009 featured $90,000-worth of work acquired for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts collection — including pieces by Martha Henry, Tyler Rock, Julia Reimer, Tim Belliveau and Ryan Marsh Fairweather, who also appear in this exhibition. In the last couple of decades, contemporary art glass has sometimes been undermined by a reputation of being like candy floss: big, decorative and supremely precious. In Calgary Glass Now, the work ranges from blown to cast to factoryproduced (incorporating items like glass teacups and commercial mirrors), and the spirit is less about a precious medium and more about a material, with all its peculiarities. In that regard, there were some surprising moments, like Lori Sobkowich’s “An Unguarded Prayer”. Made in response to the turmoil of Afghanistan, Sobkowich transforms a traditional Christian-themed stained glass church window with motifs from central Asia. Natali Rodrigues’ “Begegnung” resonated in the same way — a deceptively simple plaque of cast and polished glass in which the spiritual idea of grace is given material form. There was also real substance in Jamie Gray’s commentary-rich, “Have Your Cake”, and Tyler Rock’s “Cannon”, as well as “Catch” from his Riel Rebellioninspired Almighty Voice series. For visual impact, Gray’s large-scale wall-mounted work, with its image of outstretched hands, was the more effective of the three works and I wondered if Rock’s two artefact-filled bell jars were too small in scale for their content. Martha Henry’s flameworked figurative sculpture of bird women featured in “Metamorphosis” also raises questions of scale. These mythological figures were beautifully executed, but teeny-tiny, tipping over into cuteness. It should be mentioned that Rock’s and Gray’s work would have looked fine in a contemporary art exhibition, crossing the arbitrary and sometimes silly divide between craft and art. Other work that easily made that leap — Robyn Weatherley’s photographladen “Retrieval” which investigated memory, and the gender themes of Liz Bowen’s bodily “Ornamentation of Sustainability”. In a more modernist temperament, there was also Robert Geyer’s stunning minimalist composition of pulled glass rods, “Alberta Color Gradient”, with its references to 1960s colour field painting. A few words should be said for glass art of a purer sort, the kind that revels largely in what this material excels at, especially with light and colour. David Blankenstyn, Bonny Houston and Barry Fairbairn have each contributed a vase-shaped work — a more traditional format — but given their sheer beauty, is anything else really needed? Glass veteran Jim Norton’s “Floor Lamp” is far more elaborate in function and apDavid Blankenstyn, pearance, but it’s also part of the reason why there Cane Blanket Vessel, is much that glows in this latest survey. glass cane, 2008. — Mary-Beth Laviolette Brenda Draney: Hold Still, March 5 to April 10, 2010, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton

Since taking home the grand prize in last year’s RBC painting competition, Slave Lake, Alberta-raised Brenda Draney has completed a new series of works that accentuate the absence of what we think we know. Premiering at Latitude 53 Gallery, Hold Still is a collection of paintings, drawings, and watercolours that focus on how we remember, as much as what we remember. Since completing her Master of Applied Arts at Emily Carr, the Alberta-based painter has developed a strong aesthetic, transferring the sparse fragmentation of memories and rendering them with simplicity, to the point where all but the subject has been eloquently stripped away. At first glance, the thickness and brightness of the paint against the

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washed canvas is what’s most alluring. With so little present, the materiality of the paint rises to our central focus; but even with all its viscous presence, the images in Draney’s works appear to be drifting, lost in their own muted haze. In drawings and watercolours, as well as this new body of paintings, Draney continues her exploration into the act of remembering, but has evolved a deeper interest in developing the weight of absence in her works. In “Bruise,” a stark watercolour of a blurred headless figure appears as if the surface of the image was a settling pond. With no other marks made to foreground or situate, Brenda Draney, Julie, the image emerges, rather than forms. oil on canvas, 24" x 30", 2010. As the only work in the paper-based series that carries over that haunting essence in her paintings, “Bruise,” along with the painting “Thrift Sale” of a pair of legs from the waist down, may be indicators of what’s to come next for Draney. Both works discard everything but the essence of a moment, and largely because of that are the strongest works in the exhibition. Playing with the depth of her images by contrasting light with dark backgrounds, Draney’s experimentation with painting on dark linen is an interesting development — her figures appear more embedded than hovering across the surface. In “Julie,” the figure of woman in a one-piece bathing suit, holds up her arm where there appears to be a bloody stump. Smudged in the center of the gessoprimed charcoal linen are small patches of red that are visually punctuated by the woman’s stump, and by her red mouth. The mind wanders into trying to pinpoint her expression: is it shock or cannibalism? There is a far more insidious tone to the works done on dark backgrounds, as the figures appear much deeper in scope. Like her other works, it’s the distance between two interest points, between the blood and the figure, that provides an entry point for the viewer. The presence of absence invites us to fill in the literal blanks of the story rather than presenting us with a literal narrative. Showing a hardy sense of restraint in their sparseness, these works arguably exist somewhere between abstraction and representation, while still concerning the narrative. — Amy Fung

Evan Lee, Hye Rim Lee, Douglas Coupland, Eikoh Hosoe, Larry Clark: RESTRICTED, January 14 to February 13, 2010, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, reviewed by Helena Wadsley

Grainy sepia and ochre tones with hints of pinks and yellows wash into skin tones, muted bathroom tiles and shower curtains are highlighted by the bright colours of matching underwear. A clutter of cosmetics gives the artwork a messy, unprofessional look. In each portrait in Evan Lee’s Flashers series, the woman’s head is absent, replaced by a white orb caused by the flash bouncing off the bathroom mirror. Lee is drawn to the failure of these found photographs, where the flash erases the face; the ruptured image revealing a rawness, but hiding individuality… Find complete review online at

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Bonnie Devine, Writing Home, installation, Urban Shaman.

The genesis of Bonnie Devine’s exhibition is a journey that begins on October, 2007 at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, where, as curator, she has just launched Daphne Odjig: A Retrospective Exhibition. The show will tour Canada and into the U.S., arriving at the National Gallery of Canada in late fall, 2009. But curating this show has renewed the creative urge in Bonnie Devine, the artist. After opening the Daphne Odjig show, Devine returned to her childhood home in Serpent River in northern Ontario, where she hoped to transmit the energy that permeates the place, the result of an eons-old cataclysmic collision of tectonic plates, which gave birth to Laurentia, the Canadian Shield — the ancient home of the Ojibwa. The site had given her inspiration before. Devine’s video in collaboration with Rebecca Garrett, Rooster Rock: the Story of Serpent River, won the award for best experimental film at the 2002 Toronto ImagineNATIVE film festival. In Stories from the Shield, at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ontario in 2004, Devine identified several ongoing themes — “land and identity, memory and history, and the recovery and reclamation of a decolonized self” which she identified in her exhibition catalogue. Using traditional and non-traditional media, she created provocative commentary on the plight of the region, fusing academic perspectives with personal experience and knowledge of Anishnabe craft, practice, spirituality, and mythology. On film, she projected the impact of mining in the region in the 1950s, prospectors probing and picking, and geologists searching for uranium, digging up the land and leaving pollution and devastating radiation behind. The exhibition used paper — sewn, threaded, strewn with text, crumpled, sculpted into a giant canoe, sketched in a folio form, tinted with tar and colours reflecting ancient ground pigments (ochre, madder, cobalt) — to deliver the message.

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On her return to Serpent River, Devine greeted the land, placed tobacco, and started working. Curated by Faye Heavyshield, Writing Home is composed of four groups. Viewers first gravitate to the loop of 58 slides documenting the site, with close-up portraits of the rocks and her photographs of her process. The photography documents and provides a narrative base for the work, and it also reflects historical layers. The Rock endures, supporting plants and lichens that, on intimate view, reveal animate shapes and scribbles that look like writing. The images are electric blue, ochre, rust, shades of amethyst, deep black, and jade. Devine slowly reveals the story of this ancient land through four diptychs in two sizes — prints of slide details are juxtaposed with print texts, each a letter from the artist to an individual character (L, S, W, G) connected by red and grey threads of thought. The prints are rich in depth and hue, almost tactile, and differ from the slides in both colour and process, emphasizing the shifts in perspective and perception. Transitions between the elements are fugue-like. The photos link, the texts counterpoint, some tie together literally in stitches, and others in handwritten graphite descriptions and transcriptions. In the Urban Shaman gallery, four freestanding birch plinths are lit from directly above, with a centered rectangular hollow balanced with a thick tabletlike glass cast. Viewed from below, they glow. In the most poignant section of Writing Home, Devine handwrites letters to M, on crinkled paper. B to M “You ask what I have been doing ... wetting paper drying on rock to see what the rock is writing…the pieces are thin, fragile, pictures of the rock’s “face” M to B “What will they sound like? ...” M to B “Thinking about water and wet paper…will the river accept them, will the rocks? How strong and fragile will they be?” B to M “Left marks on the rocks where I tried to take impressions. Forgive me Excuse me Forgive me” Bonnie Devine, Writing Home,


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Co-presented at Urban Shaman with Writing Home, musician, filmmaker, and writer John Hupfield’s Becoming Unwritten flows alongside. Its mix of digital video and animation reaches back into time to tell Anishnabe stories, retrieve memories, and represent the land. Rocks have stories to tell, as geologists and Bonnie Devine know. Stories are also told in birchbark and petroglyphs, letters and treaties, tailings and threads. In both of these exhibitions, the artists are on the same page — trying to find the right natural voices to tell these tales. The artists transmit a sense of loss and recovery, but their footprints through time stride among contemporary media to affirm, assert, and ask questions.



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“Repeatedly what comes up is Calgary being criticized for being culturally void,” says Tim Belliveau, one of three artists invited to participate in the Calgary Stampede’s Artist Ranch Project last summer. Belliveau should know. He’s a Calgary-based artist. He thinks part of the reason the project — which invites contemporary artists to creatively re-evaluate the traditions of western art — came together was that the Stampede itself was being blamed for branding Calgary as a cultural backwater. It’s the biggest white-hatted symbol in a city that both embraces and shuns its own cowboy story. “This project has its origins back in 2008,” says Donna Andersen, one of the organizers of the Stampede’s Western Art Show. “It was the idea of [Western Art Show] committee members Kim Morrison and Jason Brown. The goal has always been to bring in an exhibition that incorporates traditional western lifestyles with a contemporary interpretation.” That is, one that doesn’t follow the same, expected formulas, and challenges preconceptions and traditional concepts. Western art, as it has long been showcased at the Stampede (and at Alberta galleries year-round), is generally broken from the mold of Frederic Remington. In paintings and sculptures, rugged archetypes punch cattle, break horses, wrestle steer. Brown, hilly landscapes play host to cowboys and their horses. There’s still plenty of that to be found around Calgary every July, but the Artist Ranch adds a few fenceposts to the corral — expanding the definition of western art, and bringing the form into the 21st century. The project started with the 2009 Western Art Showcase at the Stampede (held in downtown Calgary for ten days in early July). Local artists Lisa Brawn, Audrey Mabee, Lisa Sobkowich, and Errol Lee Fullen had spent some Galleries West Summer 2010 45


PREVIOUS PAGE: On the A7 Ranche near Nanton, Alberta, (left to right) artists Herb Sellin and Tim Belliveau, rancher Bill Cross, artist Michael Markowsky. BELOW TOP: The landscape of the A7 Ranche. BELOW LOWER: Artist Michael Markowsky surveys the landscape, and fellow Artist Ranch Project participants.

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time on the Stampede Ranch, interpreting the place, and their own notions of western art traditions. Their work was included in the 2009 Show, and the show was successful enough that the Stampede backed another year of the project. Part of the idea is to give artists access to some of the historic properties in the Alberta landscape, the hundred-year-old ranches that have helped to shape the province. So this year welcomes round two. After applying to the project, Belliveau, Michael Markowsky, and Herb Sellin were chosen by the Stampede’s committee to represent the contemporary voice of art in the 2010 Western Art Show. They spent three days in late August last summer on the A7 Ranche near Nanton, Alberta to take in the sights and sounds of ranch life. For Belliveau and Markowsky, both city folk raised in the ‘burbs of Calgary, this project seemed like a good way to address the rural-urban divide in Alberta, and the contradictions of a rodeo and agricultural show that now takes place in a big city. “For so long I saw the Stampede out of context,” says the Vancouver-based Markowsky. “It seemed like this thing was just plopped down for a week. Everyone adopted the cowboy hats and clothes, and then it went back in the closet for another year. There’s a major population of the province that doesn’t put that stuff away, who continue to wear it and continue to live it. That’s the essence of what the Stampede is.” Markowsky spent very little time in rural Alberta before being involved in the project, but he gushes like a tourist when he describes attending a rodeo in Stavely, outside Nanton, swapping stories with ranch hands, or eating a steak dinner prepared from cattle raised by their hosts. The Cross family, owners of the A7, are descendents of A.E. Cross, who was one of the founders of the Calgary Stampede. The ranch is more than 100 years old, and is one of the showpieces of progressive Alberta agriculture. “Bill Cross took time to show us everything,” Markowsky says. “He got in his truck and drove us across his ranch, the size of which is pretty much impossible to describe. It was kind of like being on a safari. Tim and I were riding in the back of his truck while he was driving. We were shooting footage, taking photographs, and sketching. They were amazing people. I think they were really intrigued by having three artists come in, sit down, meet with them, and share experiences.” Though each artist had his own method of recording the experience, Markowsky says he did a few sketches while on the ranch, but most of the weekend retreat was spent exploring and taking hundreds of snapshots. He, like the others, preferred to let his impressions incubate before committing any images to canvas. The artists were free to shift from the art of cowboy clichés to more modern techniques, including abstraction. The Western Art Show placed no restrictions on what they could produce. As a member of Calgary’s Bee Kingdom glass studio collective, Belliveau stakes much of his reputation on his blown-glass sculptures. His submissions to this show include vases containing impressionistic colour patterns that invoke the shapes of the vast rolling hills and mountains of southern Alberta. He also has a knack for pop surrealist illustration, reflected in wood cuts that present familiar images, but in a strikingly oddball way. “I hope people can laugh,” he says of his Lamassu Man — which superimposes Bill Cross’s head on the comic image of an ancient Assyrian bull-man deity. “That’s a good way for people to enter into the arts. “I was called a low-brow influence,” he chuckles as he explains his rationale for pairing the new west with the old Middle East. He’s been interested in mythology for a long time, and often looks for ways to combine mythological symbols with modern themes. The symbol of the bull man seemed to fit with Cross, the cowboy. Markowsky approached the project through a modern lens. He’ll have oil paintings, illustrations, and video collage in the show. Much of his past work has been based around the idea of “moving images” — he draws everything that passes his window, as he sits in moving cars, buses and trains. Markowsky brought that sensibility to the A7. “The idea of trying to capture this world as a still thing is ridiculous,” he says. “If I’m trying to paint a cow, or a guy on a horse and they’re moving the entire time, it’s not possible for me to study it and draw the leg in a measured way like a representational painter. But the dynamic part of it is what excites me. The painting becomes this collage of different


ABOVE: Herb Sellin, Alberta Bound, acrylic on canvas, 4’ X 5’. LEFT: Artist Herb Sellin at the A7 Ranche.

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places in time. You get this creature that has now become distorted or transformed into something different than it was before.” Sellin had a much different interpretation of the ranch experience. Though he is a long-time Calgarian, he was raised on a farm in northern Alberta’s Peace River country, giving him the insight of someone who is not a born-and-bred urbanite, with little exposure to the province’s rural landscape. He also used to paint the types of representational landscapes this show is known for. “You could say this is still western Canadian landscape pushed in the direction of the imaginative,” he says, describing Alberta Bound, one of the works that came out of the ranch experience. It’s an abstract colour study resembling a stained-glass collage filtered through a logo design program in his brain. “The whole idea is for the viewer to have a surprise. I don’t want you be able to memorize it. So the instant you walk away, you’ll want to see it again because you can’t remember it like you would remember a representational landscape.” “For me this is almost a realistic landscape,” he explains, pointing to bright web of colours


RIGHT: Michael Markowsky, On the Range, digital video (six minutes), 2010. BELOW: Markowsky gets up close to his subjects at the Ranche.

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TOP: Artist Michael Markowsky drives and draws. LEFT: Tim Belliveau, Slaughterhouse, wood, paint and ink, 18” x 24”.

symbolizing the evolution of southern Alberta’s mountains, clouds, and rivers. “And I have these shapes that look like creatures that are swimming through it, evolving over centuries.” Part of his point is to sell viewers on the beauty of the province’s landscape which, in a way, is something the Calgary Stampede can easily get behind. “I’m inviting people to Alberta,” Sellin says. “Alberta is a colourful celebration of nature in all its elements. And who wouldn’t want to come here?” The Western Art Show is on at the Calgary Stampede, July 9 to 18, 2010, in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park.

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ABOVE: Ruth Cuthand, (left to right) Trading: Typhoid Fever, 2008; Small Pox, 2008; Bubonic Plague 2008, acrylic paint, glass seed beads on beading medium mounted on suede board RIGHT: Ruth Cuthand, at home in Saskatoon. 50 Galleries West Summer 2010


uth Cuthand describes a recent crisis of faith she had about her art practice. “Was this really just a hobby?” she thought. “Was I turning my art into an expensive hobby? That was the issue I wrestled with in my 50s. Then the idea for the Trading project came up.” The project brought her critical acclaim and curatorial validation, but she’s always had the respect of her peers. Curator and fellow Saskatchewan artist David Garneau calls Cuthand a “quiet master.” “I appreciate the way she balances off the comic with the aesthetic. Ruth takes a lot of care with her work,” says Garneau. This summer, the work will be a key part of To Be Reckoned With..., an exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal art from the collection of Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery. The Plains Cree artist was born in Prince Albert and holds a BFA and an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to her innovative art practice, says Garneau, Cuthand has made an enormous impact on young artists in her role as a teacher. “Ruth is approachable, she doesn’t have a big ego and her students love that. She most definitely has a big following here after teaching fine art at First Nations University of Canada in Saskatoon for 25 years,” he says. Yet even after all of these years of study, teaching and studio work, she still grapples with self-doubt. The MacKenzie didn’t have the same doubts. The new work was so well-received that some of the Trading works were bought by the gallery for their permanent collection. With the assistance of a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts 2009 York Wilson Endowment Award, the gallery bought six of the 11 Trading works, created in 2008 and 2009. It was a demonstration of financial and curatorial support for her work, the shot in the arm her career needed. “In these mixed-media paintings the viruses are rendered in beads as seen in microscopic scans while the name of the corresponding disease is painted, stencil-like, in white acrylic paint below on a black suede-like surface,” the Canada Council described the Trading works in announcing the Award. “In these hauntingly beautiful images Cuthand condenses with great eloquence the terrible exchange which saw glass beads traded for epidemics of disease, beauty for destruction, and in later times medical knowledge for cultural understanding.” Cuthand describes the beads as a “visual reference to colonization. Valuable furs were traded for


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inexpensive beads. On the plains, beads were a valuable trade item and they replaced the method of using porcupine quills. The series examines both sides of European trade, which brought new items that revolutionized Aboriginal life...the downside was the decimation of many tribes through disease, which quickly spread, arriving even before Europeans.” “Ruth’s work is just beautiful,” says MacKenzie Art Gallery assistant curator Michelle LaVallee. (LaVallee spearheaded the acquisition of the Trading series works.) “I would love to own one myself.” LaVallee appreciates the clever manner in which Cuthand uses traditional materials in a contemporary setting. “Ruth’s work is so unexpected. It makes the viewer question what they’re seeing.” The series had its genesis in the classroom. Cuthand was teaching traditional Indigenous methods, including beadwork, and she resisted teaching it like a craft. So she decided to subvert the materials and use them like paint. The idea jumped over from school into her art practice at home. “I was ordering beads off the internet. Boxes and boxes of beads started arriving on the doorstep. I spread them out in the living room and thought: look at all the colours! When the traders first arrived with beads the Indian women must have been so excited. Just like I was. I mean, quillwork is so intensive. They must have just grabbed onto them.” This inspired Cuthand, and she moved tangentially from the bead topic to the impact of Indigenous trade with Europeans. “I did an Internet search for the viruses, and they were just gorgeous to look at. These abstract images brought me my ‘aha moment.’ Holy smoke. Let’s do these images in beads.” Cuthand beaded the diseases in the way they appear in the microscope lens, mounted on black suede, with the names of the viruses included underneath. They’re beautiful, muticoloured, seemingly innocuous spots of typhoid fever, bubonic plague, measles, small pox, chicken pox and whooping cough. “As onlookers get a closer look at the work, they read the disease’s name and understand it’s actually a germ that killed people,” Cuthand explains. Her studio practice currently focuses entirely on her beadwork projects. Her next bead-disease series follows in the same vein. She’ll depict diseases like tuberculosis and polio — mostly eradicated in the first world, but still alive on Canada’s reserves. “Diseases are beautiful,” says Cuthand, as she contemplates the aesthetics of her subject matter. “An idea for something like this will often come to me slowly at first. I can be circling something for months, upside down and sideways, then it finally comes forth.” Because of her temperament and her role as a teacher, Cuthand has always had an evolving practice. She’s worked in paint, printmaking, drawing (Misuse is Abuse), Polaroid (Indian Portraits, Late 20th Century) and now beads. “I just don’t practice the European ideal of perfecting the one thing. It doesn’t apply to me. I guess I’m A.D.D. or curious. I need to learn new skills so I’m never bored.”


LEFT: Mary Anne Barkhouse, The Skins of Our Fathers II, silk, cotton, Duo Matrix Neo, paint, velvet, beech, 2007 RIGHT: Nadia Myre, Indian Act page 55 of 56, cloth, beads, paper, tape, 2000-2003 BELOW: David Garneau, Metis Flag/Flower, oil on canvas, 2005



At the heart of The MacKenzie Art Gallery’s summer show, To Be Reckoned With..., is a version of the Indian Act. Montreal artist Nadia Myre enlisted the help of more than 200 collaborators to bead-over the Indian Act in a gesture of reclamation. Six pages from her monumental 56-page work, Indian Act (2002-2003), will be included in the show. For Myre, the Act symbolizes the “grim realities of colonization, the effects of contact and its often-broken and untranslated contracts.” In this work, a copy of The Indian Act is mounted on stroud cloth and sewn over with red and white glass beads. For curator Michelle LaVallee, the work fits well within the boundaries of this show — contemporary Aboriginal work from the Gallery’s collections, both new acquisitions and older works. “We have a substantial collection of Indigenous work at the MacKenzie although there is still work to be done,” she says.

LaVallee has pulled together some heavy-hitters from the permanent collection to accomplish her aim: Ruth Cuthand, David Garneau, Robert Houle, Nadia Myre and Mary Anne Barkhouse. The show explores a number of themes: desire, identity, race, reclamation, colonization and the environment. Whether it’s through subversive satire, or a direct statement, the works collected in To Be Reckoned With... combine to carve out a clear message about Canadian society: our shared history needs to be re-examined so we can redress the imbalances born out of colonization. In a similar vein to Myre’s work, Ruth Cuthand’s Trading (2008-2009) series employs the traditional craft of beadwork to examine post-contact diseases in a contemporary context. Saulteaux artist Robert Houle’s contribution to the show, Palisade I (1999), portrays the negative impact of colonization and the malicious spread of viruses. Regina artist and curator David Garneau’s Flag/Flower series (series), including Metis Flag/Flower, examines the complex question of identity. Garneau maps his Metis heritage with acrylic on canvas paintings inspired by the Carlton Trail traversed by the artist and his ancestors. Mary Anne Barkhouse’s The Skins of Our Fathers II addresses the state of our fragile ecosystem. The Ontario College of Art grad brings nature back to the living room with her satirical Louis XIV recreations featuring animals poised on sofas. This piece is originates from her solo exhibition, Boreal Baroque. To Be Reckoned With... is on at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina May 15 to August 22. Galleries West Summer 2010 53



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Audain Gallery at SFU Woodwards, Vancouver with works by Sam Durant (left) and Rebecca Belmore. LEFT: Outside the new SFU Woodwards building, Vancouver.

It’s a provocative image. A woman has her back to us, arms spread wide, hip cocked. She’s dressed in denim — jeans and jacket — and her black, shoulder-length hair is streaked with grey. This life-size portrait hangs in triptych form in a window facing Vancouver’s East Hastings Street — the main artery of the Downtown Eastside, a neighbourhood ravaged by poverty and drugs. The woman in the work is at once defiant and vulnerable. The swing of her hip can’t overcome the fact of this locale, the reference to suspects up against a wall being frisked, or of dispossessed and disappeared women, too easily forgotten. At night the image is backlit, radiating its presence.

The work is part of the inaugural show, First Nations/Second Nature in Simon Fraser University’s new Audain Gallery in the redeveloped Woodward’s building. Rebecca Belmore’s “Sister” delivers the kind of artistic punch crucial to a serious art space in this location. The Audain Gallery is named for its benefactor, noted local philanthropist and contemporary art supporter Michael Audain, who donated $2 million through the Audain Foundation. The endowment will fund the Audain Visual Artists in Residence Program, beginning in the fall of 2010, which will bring one or two international artists a year to work from the gallery. Audain Gal-

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collaborate with all the different kinds of cultural production in Vancouver,” she says. The Audain Gallery is part of a wider SFU presence in the Woodward’s building — there is also a theatre and cinema as well as administrative departments. The development of the old department store has been one of the city’s longest-running real estate sagas, with the mixed-use condo-universityshopping complex only coming to full fruition this year. SFU was able to realize a desire to be a part of the development in large part by a huge grant from the provincial government — Premier Gordon Campbell was a strong supporter — plus some serious philanthropy, including Michael Audain’s gallery endowment. In turn, the university’s presence brought a cachet to the 536 commercial condos sold by local real estate supremo, Bob Rennie. The development also houses a large supermarket and coffee shop, with space for other retail outlets. A community art space proposed by the innovative W2 wasn’t able to achieve its funding goal and instead took over a space on East Hastings visible from the Audain Gallery’s window. The gallery is accessible from two sides — the East Hastings entrance and the more gentrified courtyard off Cordova Street notable for its large installation by Vancouver artist Stan Douglas. A glass-mounted photograph (“Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971”), the piece is a reconstruction of the Gastown riot that took place on the doorstep of Woodward’s. If the Douglas piece draws on a surprisingly controversial subject for public art commissioned for a private building, it is tucked away from passing


lery curator Sabine Bitter describes it as a “project gallery, which is very tied to the pedagogy of visual arts.” “We see art as very much connected to society and to social and political structures,” she explains. “So the aesthetic production is also linked to wider fields. The works we are going to show do not only have to be representational works, but can be really process-oriented, collective works, even community-engaged works.” “We want to see the gallery as a platform not only for presenting art, but also discussing the role of art and use it as a discursive, not simply a productive site,” Bitter adds. She taught in the Visual Arts department at SFU before taking this position, her first as a curator. It was a natural step, she says, especially as so much contemporary art practice tends to be very fluid. “It’s not the case that you’re an artist and you only make things, or you’re a curator and you only organize the presentation of things, “ she argues. “I don’t see it as two distinct sides.” The gallery itself — as well as being a vital part of the university’s visual arts program — will complement the existing artistic infrastructure in the city and avoid any competitiveness with local artist-run centres struggling with budget cuts. The first formal collaboration will be working with artists from Korea with Centre A, an artist-run centre also located in the Downtown Eastside. Bitter adds that part of the gallery’s mission is to engage the community, as both a presentation space, and as an educational institution. “We’d rather

Installation view, First Nations / Second Nature, at the Audain Gallery, Vancouver. LEFT TOP: Ken Lum, installation, Audain Gallery, Vancouver, 2010. LOWER LEFT: Andrea Geyer, Spiral Lands / Chapter 2, 2008, from the First Nations / Second Nature exhibition at the Audain Gallery. 56 6 Galle Galleries Gallerie riess W West estt Su Sum Summer ummer m 20 me 2010 10

pedestrians. Not so the Audain Gallery’s main window. “We appreciate the accessibility from the downtown eastside through the large windows,” says Bitter. “In our first exhibition we had lots of pedestrians who just walked into the gallery from the street, and we see openness as part of our mandate.” That openness extends to the gallery’s free entrance, and an intention to be proactive in making the space accessible. The gallery was recently closed to allow a group from the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre a private visit to view First Nations / Second Nature. Curated by Candice Hopkins — a Vancouver-based writer and curator — the exhibition was devised to engage directly with notions of territory, not simply the socio-political struggles of Canada’s poorest postal code, but also the fact that the gallery sits on ancient Musqueam land. Exhibited alongside Rebecca Belmore’s work, Sam Durant’s text-filled lightbox could not have been more direct: You Are On Indian Land Show Some Respect. As one of its first events, the gallery organized a community symposium with a panel of artists, cultural commentators and curators discussing art as public discourse. One of the panelists was Vancouver artist Ken Lum, an SFU alumnus commissioned to create a site-specific work for the windows of the gallery before it opened. As the opening of the gallery was delayed, it became obvious the installation would coincide with the Olympics. “I started altering the piece,” Lum recalls. “I started thinking about the idea of people not being able to say ‘no’.” The work — “I said no” — is

comprised of a sequence of text-based panels featuring phrases declaring emphatically “no”. “People who are very marginalized have no right to say ‘no’,” he contends. “The piece played off the miasma of the Olympics, as to whether people down there had a voice, as to whether they even wanted the Olympics.” Lum grew up in East Vancouver — his iconic “Monument to East Vancouver” was erected earlier this year on a ridge overlooking the False Creek flats (East 6th Avenue and Clark Streets). While a student at SFU, his first projects were completed at the university’s DTES arts space — across the street from where the Audain Gallery sits. “SFU has had a presence there since the mid70s,” he notes. “They aren’t any Johnny-come-lately.” Lum sees the location of the gallery as vital — a conscious engagement with myriad socio-political issues that are germane, he says to art. More than that, the gallery’s connection to SFU is critical, he says, noting the connection between local education centres and the world-recognized Vancouver artists who have been faculty members (Jeff Wall at SFU, Roy Arden at Emily Carr, Lum at UBC), responsible, surely, for the growing awareness of the city as an artistic hub. “Part of what has characterized Vancouver as emerging as an important contemporary art centre,” Lum argues, “is this relationship between innovation in creative art thinking and practice in close proximity to pedagogical institutions.” As to the gallery’s actual site, Lum laughs: “I remember Woodward’s vividly. It sits where men’s overcoats used to be.”

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Artist Ann Kipling. RIGHT: Ann Kipling, Self Portrait, pen and ink on paper, 1969.



Most mornings, Ann Kipling trudges up the hill behind her house, lugging her drawing board to a shady vantage point with a panoramic view of the Salmon River valley near Falkland, British Columbia. Kipling, now in her 70s, sits on the ground and waits for something to inspire her, whether clouds hovering over a distant ridge or sunlight splashing over a rocky outcrop. Kipling has been drawing the rugged mountains around her rural home in the B.C. interior with singular focus for the last 15 years. She’s stoic about the challenges of working outdoors in conditions that include rainsqualls, blustery winds and occasional encounters with bears. She talks about seeing the land more deeply as the years pass. “It’s always different,” she says, “because the light changes and the weather changes.” Working on paper in media ranging from graphite and Galleries West Summer 2010 59


ABOVE: Ann Kipling, watercolour and carbon pencil on paper, 2003. Clockwise from top left: July 23, 2003; July 28, 2003; September 12, 2003; May 29, 2003. All from the collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery. BELOW: Ann Kipling, 2009.Oct.03, pen and ink on paper, 22" X 34". Collection of the artist.

charcoal to ink and aquarelle pencil, Kipling invokes a flurry of wispy gestural marks in acutely observed yet airy drawings. Her unique style holds the energy of quick figure sketches, yet she typically sustains each drawing for three hours, mapping sweeping panoramas rimmed by hump-backed hills, their bulk obscured by vast stands of trees. In a recent essay, Liz Wylie, curator of the Kelowna Art Gallery described Kipling’s work as so intense as to be almost hallucinatory. “I think her actual subject is the consciousness within that landscape,” Wylie says. “The living presence that is the natural environment, with which her own consciousness from time to time blends or merges.” Kipling talks in almost mystical terms about drawing, saying she does little conscious planning. “I have no idea what it’s going to be. It’s just this thing — whatever it is. This phenomenon of the moment is for me so incredible that it just takes over everything.” Perhaps that’s one reason Kipling’s work is so serial. Drawing by drawing, day by day, she simply responds to what she sees. In the process, she has created a vast visual diary documenting the passage of time. Kipling was born in Victoria and moved to the B.C. interior with her partner, Leonhard Epp, a ceramic artist, some 30 years ago after living in various locales on the Lower Mainland. She maintains ties with the West Coast through her dealer, Douglas Udell, and was deemed a significant enough regional artist to merit a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1995. Although known primarily for her drawings, Kipling produced prints as a student at the Vancouver School of Art, and early in her career in the 1960s. The National Gallery of Canada purchased two of the prints, but Kipling has since largely abandoned the medium. While landscape is a mainstay, Kipling has gone through periods of drawing people and animals. She engages them with the same intense focus, allowing her pencil to track their movements and facial inflections, trying to capture the transient quality of the encounter. “I work directly from my subject without putting labels on things,” she says. “We tend to live in a world of symbols – this is a tree, this is a mountain, this is a face. And if there is any deviation from that image, it becomes disturbing, because that is what we expect. I look at things as much as possible without a preconceived idea of what these things look like … it’s always the idea of discovery.” Ann Kipling’s work will be on exhibition at the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, B.C. May 14 to July 25. Her work is represented in Edmonton and Vancouver by the Douglas Udell Gallery.

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

Nicole Bauberger Decorative Spring Dress Encaustic Paint on Panel Courtesy of the Artist

Amanda Woodward Christmas Solo (detail), 2009 Acrylic on Canvas Courtesy of the Artist

Imagined Texts Participant Afluenza, Greed and Homelessness 2008; paper lithograph & letterpress text on rag paper Courtesy of the Imagined Texts Project

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ALBERTA GALLERIES BANFF Commercial Galleries CANADA HOUSE GALLERY PO Box 1570, 201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5 T. 403-762-3757 F. 403-762-8052 Toll Free: 800-419-1298 A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art -- paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Banff Springs Hotel, 403 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-760-2382 Toll Free: 800-310-9726 New to Banff -- Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian Art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 2469, 110 Bison Courtyard, 211 Bear St Banff, AB T1L 1C2 T. 403-762-2214 Toll Free: 866-859-2220 Art reflects the spiritual and physical reliance of humanity on the natural world. The Willock & Sax Gallery is innovative and eclectic, rooted in the idea that art is about people, place, and community. They carry work by mainly Western Canadian contemporary and historic artists, who enjoy international, national, and regional reputations. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. Public Galleries WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY 107 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1020 Stn 40 Banff, AB T1L 1H5 T. 403-762-6281 F. 403-762-6659 WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160, 111 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919 ALBERTA INDEX Banff.................................................................63 Black Diamond ..................................................63 Bragg Creek ......................................................63 Calgary .............................................................64 Camrose ...........................................................68 Canmore ...........................................................68 Cochrane ..........................................................68 Crowsnest Pass..................................................68 Didsbury ...........................................................68 Drumheller ........................................................68 Edmonton.........................................................69 Empress ............................................................71 Fort Macleod.....................................................71 Fort McMurray ..................................................71 Grande Prairie ...................................................71 High River ........................................................ 72 Jasper ...............................................................72 Kananaskis Country ...........................................72 Lacombe ...........................................................72 Lethbridge ........................................................72 Medicine Hat ....................................................72 Okotoks ............................................................72 Red Deer ...........................................................72 Rosebud ...........................................................73 Waterton ..........................................................73

There’s a poignancy in the paintings of Allen Sapp, never more so than now, as he reaches the later stages of a remarkable career. From May 15 to 25, Canada House Gallery in Banff will show four decades of Sapp’s paintings, taking viewers through historical views of life on the northern plains, many of them taken from Sapp’s Cree childhood. The scenes depict a joyful, outdoor life, reminiscent of the same simple pleasures found in William Kurelek’s work. Now 82, this show traces Sapp’s most prolific decades as a painter, with work that tells a multifaceted story of a well-lived life. ABOVE: Allen Sapp, Untitled (Bison), acrylic on canvas, c. 2000, 30" x 40".

Located on a spectacular site beside the Bow River in downtown Banff. Discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Rockies. The Museum offers guided tours of Banff’s heritage log homes and cabins; historic walking tours of the Banff townsite; and exhibition tours of the galleries. Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm. BLACK DIAMOND Commercial Gallery TERRA COTTA GALLERY 110 Centre Ave, Box 689 Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5047 Wetaskiwin .......................................................73 Wildwood .........................................................73 BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX 100 Mile House.................................................73 Abbotsford .......................................................73 Armstrong ........................................................74 Bowen Island ....................................................74 Campbell River ..................................................74 Castlegar...........................................................74 Chemainus ........................................................74 Cherryville .........................................................74 Chilliwack .........................................................74 Comox ..............................................................74 Coombs ............................................................74 Courtenay .........................................................74 Cowichan Bay ...................................................74 Cranbrook.........................................................74 Duncan .............................................................74 Galiano Island ...................................................75 Gibsons.............................................................75 Golden..............................................................75 Grand Forks ......................................................75 Invermere..........................................................75 Kamloops..........................................................75 Kelowna............................................................75 BRAGG CREEK Commercial Galleries SUNCATCHER’S DESIGN STUDIO 4-27 Balsam Ave, Old West Mall, PO Box 840 Bragg Creek,, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-4332 F. 403-278-6299 SunCatcher’s has provided custom stained glass to the Calgary area since 1979. The gallery features leaded windows, vintage paintings, art glass, potKimberley ..........................................................76 Ladysmith .........................................................76 Nanaimo ...........................................................76 Nelson ..............................................................76 Oliver ................................................................76 Penticton ..........................................................76 Prince George ...................................................76 Qualicum Bay/Beach..........................................76 Salmon Arm......................................................76 Salt Spring Island ..............................................76 Sechelt ..............................................................76 Sidney...............................................................76 Silver Star Mountain ..........................................77 Skidegate ..........................................................77 Summerland .....................................................77 Tofino ...............................................................77 Vancouver.........................................................77 Vernon..............................................................81 Victoria .............................................................81 Whistler ............................................................83 MANITOBA INDEX Brandon............................................................83 Churchill ...........................................................83 Gimli.................................................................83 Morden ............................................................83

tery, ceramics, metal art and jewellery -- by Canadian artists such as Mindy Andrews, Leslie MacKenzie, Robert Held, John Stone and Allen Wiebe with jewellery by Linda Catt and Sandy Angle. Eclectic and enjoyable. Wed to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun and Mon noon - 5 pm. THE ALICAT GALLERY 1 Bragg Creek Village Centre, Box 463 Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-3777 F. 403-949-3777 Located about 30 minutes west of Calgary, the gallery opened in 1987. It represents more than 100 Portage La Prairie ..............................................83 Winnipeg ..........................................................83 Winnipeg Beach ................................................85 SASKATCHEWAN INDEX Assiniboia .........................................................85 Estevan .............................................................85 Lumsden ...........................................................85 Meacham .........................................................85 Melfort .............................................................86 Melville .............................................................86 Moose Jaw........................................................86 North Battleford ................................................86 Prince Albert .....................................................86 Regina ..............................................................86 Robsart .............................................................86 Saskatoon .........................................................86 Swift Current ....................................................87 Val Marie ..........................................................87 Weyburn ...........................................................87 Yorkton .............................................................87 NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Dawson City......................................................87 Inuvik................................................................87 Whitehorse .......................................................87 Yellowknife .......................................................88

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local and Western Canadian artists and artisans working in oils, acrylics and watercolours. Ceramics, carvings, sculpture and ironwork of the finest quality are also shown. Daily 11 am - 5 pm. CALGARY Artist-run Galleries ARTIST PROOF GALLERY 2010F 11 St SE, PO Box 6821 Station D Calgary, AB T2P 2E7 T. 403-287-1056 EMMEDIA GALLERY & PRODUCTION SOCIETY 203-351 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C7 T. 403-263-2833 F. 403-232-8372 STRIDE GALLERY 1004 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M7 T. 403-262-8507 F. 403-269-5220 THE NEW GALLERY 212-100 7 Ave SW (Art Central) Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714

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Artist Proof Gallery Artpoint Gallery Arts on Atlantic Gallery The Collectors’ Gallery BRiC Gallery Centennial Gallery Circa Gallery Cottage Craft Leighton Art Centre Diana Paul Galleries EMMEDIA Gallery From its new location on the second level of Art Central, Calgary’s oldest artist-run centre is committed to providing a forum for a wide spectrum of critical discourse and multi-disciplinary practices within the contemporary visual arts. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. TRUCK 815 1 St SW, lower level, Calgary, AB T2P 1N3 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737 A non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to promoting hybrid and emerging forms of contemporary art through the public presentation of work by regional, national and international artists. TRUCK contributes to the development and understanding of contemporary art within the Calgary community. Free admission. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries ART CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-543-9900 This landmark building on the NW corner of 7th Ave and Centre St SW in downtown Calgary has been renovated to house artist studios, galleries, and ancillary retail businesses. Centrally located opposite Hyatt Regency Hotel, only one block from Stephen Avenue Walk. For more information or leasing inquiries visit website or call for Sandra Neil.

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The Nickle Arts Museum Latitude Gallery Loch Gallery Masters Gallery Perspective Gallery Resolution Gallery Rubaiyat Gallery Skew Gallery Stephen Lowe Art Gallery Stride Gallery Summit Fine Art

ARTFIRM GALLERY 617 11 AVE SW, Lower Level Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-1344 F. 403-206-1399 Artfirm presents an expanding group of artists working in a full range of media including painting, sculpture, printmaking and innovative media. Artfirm is committed to the sale of exceptional, contemporary artwork by Canadian and international artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appointment.

GALLERY MOVE Micah Gallery has relocated in Art Central after many years on Stephen Avenue in Calgary. ARTFUL LIVING 724a 11 AVE SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-265-8338 Long-known for their collector quality framing, the gallery has extended its ‘artful living’ theme at its location in the Design District with paintings by Lisa Kozokowksy, exclusive leather furniture by Selene,

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and resin and steel works by Martha Sturdy. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. ARTS ON ATLANTIC GALLERY 1312A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-264-6627 F. 403-264-6628 The gallery showcases an eclectic mix of fine Canadian art and craft. Five minutes from downtown, it is a warm, intimate space in historic Inglewood. Mediums include painting, copper, glass, jewelry, wood, specialty cards, photography and native leather and beading. The book arts and classes are a specialty. Wed to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm and by appt. AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART 107-100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-262-3356 Represents professional Canadian and International artists working in diverse media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing and photography. The artists represent distinctive artistic practices in terms of their approach, technique and themes. The result: work that is compelling, fresh and engaging. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, First Thurs till 9 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. CIRCA 1226A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1

T. 403-290-0145 Toll Free: 877-290-0145 Circa is a one-of-a-kind gallery specializing in midcentury modern art glass from around the world. All items are hand blown works of art from the 1940-1960s. The focus is on European art glass from the best known studios and furnaces. Circa brings world-class vintage art glass to Calgary from centres across Europe. A visual spectacle of color, form and modernism. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. COLLAGE 206-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-3330 COTTAGE CRAFT 8330 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-252-3797 F. 403-252-6002 DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 737 2 ST SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 Recently relocated to the heritage Lancaster Building just off Stephen Avenue Walk. Specializing in high quality fine art -- small and large format works -- in styles from super-realism to impressionism to semi-abstract. Featuring the work of emerging and well-established artists. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. ENDEAVOR ARTS 200-1209 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0V3 T. 403-532-7800 Endeavor Arts first of all caters to the new ways that art is generated today, as well as the new ways in which it is consumed. About half the space is devoted specifically to a digital gallery, with 8 digital screens displaying rotating artwork. The front half of the space shows mixed media or other types of ‘innovative’ artwork -- avoiding traditional paint on canvas. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. FORTUNE FINE ART 3-215 39 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E3 T. 403-277-7252 F. 403-277-7364 For sale or lease, long-time Calgary collector and philanthropist Lou MacEachern, offers works from his collection of 1,500 pieces of original Canadian art. The more-than-225 artists include well-known names such as Norman Brown, ‘Duncan’ MacKinnon Crockford, WR deGarth, N de Grandmaison, Roland Gissing, George Horvath, Georgia Jarvis, Glenn Olson, Torquil Reed, Colin Williams and Marguerite Zwicker. Browsers welcome. By appointment. GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 866-425-5373 Extensive collection of fine artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Wood, Desrosiers, Lyon, Hedrick, Min Ma, Simard, Brandel, Schlademan, Bond, Cameron, Crump and Charlesworth. Calgary’s largest collection of bronze -- by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Taylor, Danyluk and Arthur. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat till 5 pm.

variety of styles and media and of significant regional and national scope -- from emerging and established artists of the highest quality. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 709 A 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 The gallery represents provocative and innovative artwork by emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists including Angela Leach, Harry Kiyooka, Bill Laing, Marjan Eggermont, Ken Webb, Reinhard Skoracki, David Burdeny, Charles Malinsky, Bratsa Bonifacho, Dennis Ekstedt, RenÉe Duval, Erin McSavaney, Laurel Smith, Elizabeth Barnes and Christopher Willard. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. INFLUX JEWELLERY GALLERY 201-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-7527 F. 403-266-7524

NEW GALLERY Endeavor Arts recently opened on 1 St SW opposite Hotel Arts. KEYSTONE ART GALLERY 202-100 7 Ave SW (Art Central) Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-237-6637 LATITUDE ART GALLERY 150-625 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-262-9598 Located in the Design District on 11 Ave SW, Latitude Art Gallery showcases a variety of Canadian and international artists. They specialize in contemporary style art including landscapes, still life’s, abstract, and figurative. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 am, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, and by appointment. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 T. 403-209-8542 Toll Free: 866-202-0888 Established in 1972 and recently opened in Calgary, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Ron Bolt, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Also located in Winnipeg and Toronto. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MASTERS GALLERY 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 Celebrating more than 30 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 100-602 11 Ave SW - lower level Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 T. 403-265-1630 F. 403-265-1634 This contemporary, New York-style gallery boasts an impressive 4600 sq ft of original art work ranging from glass sculpture to abstract oil paintings and photography. The gallery, which can accommodate events of up to 300 people, is anchored by a central art deco bar, three plasma screens and a sophisticated sound system. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

MICAH GALLERY 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-245-1340 F. 403-245-1575 Now located in Art Central, the gallery specializes in unique First Nations art and jewellery from across North America. Featured artists include Nancy Dawson a West Coast jeweller. They also offer Inuit soapstone carvings, traditional and contemporary turquoise jewellery, as well as Canadian ammolite gold and silver jewellery. Mon to Wed 10 am - 6 pm, Thur - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Seasonal hours may be in effect, please call.

GIBSON FINE ART LTD 628 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 T. 403-244-2000 Now located in the Design District on 11 Avenue, the gallery showcases contemporary art in a wide

NEWZONES 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 Opened in 1992, Newzones represents leading names in contemporary Canadian art. The gallery


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Artist in residence: Installation artist Pamela Norrish SEPTEMBER 2010

Artcity Festival: Calgary’s annual celebration of visual art, architecture and design

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Showcasing three filmmakers from the CSIF $100 Film Festival AUGUST – OCTOBER 2010

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There are multitudes of influences in Raymonde Souliere’s installation, on June 25 to August 1 at The New Gallery in Calgary. A member of the Michipocoten First Nation now living in Sydney, Australia, Souliere has created work that repurposes northwest coast motifs, rendering them in traffic signage and construction materials. The result is an abstract form that blends indigenous culture, Modernism, and confrontation of

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the constructed, regulated world. Each of the pieces in the installation telegraphs its own messages about cultural identity, appropriation, and resistance. Originally from Toronto, Souliere didn’t start expanding her

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Arts on Atlantic Gallery Calgary,Alberta 403.264.6627

Effusion Art Gallery Invermere B.C. 250.341.6877

Grey Area Gallery Chilliwack, B.C. 604.846.0088

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Rolande Souliere, Platform, street barriers, reflective sheeting, clamps, metal, wood and mirrors, 2008.

has developed strong regional, national, and international followings for its artists. The focus has been a program of curated exhibitions, international art fairs and publishing projects. Services include consulting, collection building, installation and appraisals. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 724 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 Focuses on national and regional contemporary Canadian paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture; also shows contemporary American prints. Exhibitions change monthly featuring established and emerging artists along with themed group shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. PERSPECTIVE GALLERY 118-1111 6 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 5M5 T. 403-454-9377 RESOLUTION ART GALLERY 233 10 St NW (upper level), Calgary, AB T2N 1V5 T. 403-452-5285 RUBAIYAT GALLERY 722 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7 T. 403-228-7192 RUBERTO OSTBERG GALLERY 2108 18 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3T3 T. 403-289-3388 This bright exhibition space in the residential community of Capitol Hill shows a variety of contemporary art styles and media in an inner city location for artists and art lovers to meet and interact. Some of the work is produced on-site by artists working in the adjoining Purple Door Art Studio space. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.

SKEW GALLERY 1615 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 T. 403-244-4445 A recently-opened contemporary art gallery, offering an opportunity for both the uninitiated and the seasoned collector to view or acquire a dynamic range of painting, sculpture and photography from across Canada. Specializing in theme group exhibitions, with a focus on presenting topical art in an informed context. Monthly rotation of shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appt. STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY 2nd level, Bow Valley Square III, 251, 255 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3G6 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981 Specializing in fine art orginals by distinguished Canadian artists of national and international acclaim for over 25 years. Offers an excellent selection of outstanding paintings and sculptures in landscapes, florals, still life, and figurative in contemporary and traditional styles. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. STUDIO TODOROVIC 110-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-450-1917 Studio Todorovic is a unique shop located in the historical Art Central building, featuring fresh work by emerging artists; and also offering a selection of artist supplies and evening art classes. See website or call for upcoming shows or to apply for shows. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm and Sat 11 am - 6 pm. New shows every First Thursday. SUMMIT FINE ART 1604 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J5 T. 403-457-5477 Relocated from Banff to Calgary, the gallery presents contemporary art informed by nature; celebrating the beauty of nature, depicting artist’s observations, and often exploring topical issues

surrounding human interaction with nature. Owners Bart Habermiller and Emily Barnett bring an inspiring collection of art carefully selected for it’s artistic skill, aesthetics and ability to convey ideas in an accessible manner. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. SWIRL FINE ART & DESIGN 104-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-5337 Swirl Fine Art and Design showcases fine art originals from local and regional artists. The gallery focuses on art to beautify the home with a wide selection of paintings and sculptures from aspiring and well-established artists. New shows on the first Thursday of every month, coincide with Art Central’s First Thursday festivities. Encaustic workshops twice monthly. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. THE COLLECTORS’ GALLERY OF ART 1332 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-245-8300 F. 403-245-8315 Specializing in important Canadian art from the 19th to the 21st century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and Group of Seven. The Collectors’ Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. THE PETERS GALLERY 1904 20 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 1H5 T. 403-210-0078 F. 403-269-3475 Established in 1993, this eclectic gallery and framing studio represents important traditional and contemporary Canadian artists featuring quality original works of art -- paintings, sculpture, glass and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and the seasoned collector to make informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur till 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. THE WEISS GALLERY 1021 6 St SW (corner 11 Ave) Calgary, AB T2R 1R2 T. 403-262-1880 A showcase for craft-intensive, descriptive art, The Weiss Gallery represents a dynamic group of artists whose approaches to painting, drawing, photography and sculpture, pay respect to timehonoured methods of artmaking. With an eye on history and old world aesthetics, these artists have found beautiful expression within a contemporary vision and context. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment. TRÉPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 A progressive and friendly commercial gallery specializing in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international art. In addition to representing wellknown senior and mid-career artists, the gallery also maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of younger emerging Canadian artists’ work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. VENTURION GALLERY 104-214 11 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0X8 T. 403-264-6234 F. 403-264-6001 VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 816 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-4346 Established in 1980, the gallery has earned a national reputation among discerning collectors of contemporary Canadian art. Exhibitions change monthly, showcasing museum-calibre, original paintings, sculpture and ceramics by artists with well-established reputations. Representing the Estate of Luke O Lindoe (1913-1999). Gallery open Tues to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm. The Vue CafÉ serves lunch 11 am - 4 pm. Inquiries invited for private functions. WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 In the heart of downtown Calgary, Wallace Galleries Ltd. has been a part of the art community since 1986. With regular group and solo shows the gallery is proud to represent some of Canada’s most accomplished and upcoming contemporary artists working in oils, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor as well sculpture and pottery. There is always something visually stimulating to see at Wallace Galleries Ltd. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WEBSTER GALLERIES INC 812 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-6500 F. 403-263-6501 Established in 1979, the gallery exhibits an extensive collection of original oil and acrylic paintings, bronze, ceramic, stone sculptures and Inuit art in a 10,000 square foot space. Webster Galleries Inc also houses a complete frame design and workshop facility. Free parking at the rear of the gallery for customer convenience. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. WILLOW STUDIO CALGARY 1437 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3R1 T. 403-230-9226 F. 403-276-3728 Cooperative Galleries ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS GALLERY AT LOUGHEED HOUSE 703 13 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0K8 T. 403-244-6333 Representing members of the society’s juried professional contemporary Alberta artists, the gallery strives to increase public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibition and education. Located in the lower level ballroom of historic Lougheed House. Wed to Fri 11 am - 4 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 4 pm. ARTPOINT GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1139 - 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3G1 T. 403-265-6867 F. 403-265-6867 Housed just behind the CPR tracks in Ramsay, the gallery is home to over 40 artists and members of the artpoint society. In the Upstairs and Downstairs Galleries, members and invited art groups show their work in monthly changing exhibitions -- from painting to sculpture; photography to textiles. Turn E from 8 St onto 11 Ave SE and follow gravel road. Thurs & Fri 1 pm - 5 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, or by appointment. BRIC GALLERY 227 35 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2K5 T. 403-520-0707 CENTENNIAL GALLERY 153-115 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P5 T. 403-266-6783

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

23nd Annual Spring Exhibition & Sale Featuring: Phil Buytendorp, Michael O’Toole, David Langevin, Jean Pederson and David Zimmerman Preview Mar 12 - 14, Sales begin at Gala Reception May 14, 7:30 pm

Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF CALGARY 117 - 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4 T. 403-770-1350 F. 403-264-8077 The Art Gallery of Calgary is an interactive and dynamic forum for contemporary art exhibitions and activities that foster appreciation and understanding of visual culture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. To 10 pm every first Thursday of the month. GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 Located in the heart of downtown Calgary - visitors experience Glenbow Museum’s diverse exhibits, special programs and vast collections including Asian, Contemporary, Modernist and Historical Art. Daily 9 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Adult $14, Sen $10, Stu $9, Family $28.00; Members and under 6 free. Glenbow Shop open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm. ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682

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ALBERTA: Barbara Amos, May 15 to 28, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton

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.

In the midst of installing two major public art pieces — one at the Lois Hole Hospital in Edmonton and one at Cardel Place in Calgary — Barbara Amos will have a show at Agnes Bugera Gallery in Edmonton in May. The public work is all large-scale, based on her Realidoscope series — paintings split apart into multiple geometric shards, and then pieced back together to form an abstract design. The paintings at Agnes Bugera are landscapes, forming the bases of the work that will be puzzled apart and rearranged. All the work is based on the idea of capturing moments of change, and it is all created in the moment. “Being in that place is more important than the work,” she says about placing herself within the landscapes that become her subjects. “It may be a bit like fishing. It doesn’t really matter if you catch anything. It’s all about the experience of just being there, in the grandeur of a simple but exquisite place and time.” — Jill Sawyer

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY - THE NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM University of Calgary, 434 Collegiate Bd NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-7234 F. 403-282-4742 A broadly focused public gallery that is an integral part of the University of Calgary. 18 to 24 exhibitions per year focus on contemporary western Canadian art and on numismatics, reflecting the museum’s two major collections. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thur to 9 pm (May through Aug, Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm only).

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Gallery, Canmore; Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ont; Marcia Rafelman, Toronto.

Barbara Amos, Melt, oil on canvas, 2010.

Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St, Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 888-672-8401 Fresh, vibrant and alive describe both the artwork and the experience when you visit this recently restored gallery. You will discover a diverse group of both emerging and established artists including J. Brager, B. Cheng, R. Chow, H. deJager, K. Duke, J. Kamikura, E. Lower Pidgeon, J. Peters, A. Pfannmuller, K. Ritcher, D. Zasadny -- all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appt. CANMORE Commercial Galleries ELEVATION GALLERY 100-729 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 Established in 1980, the Avens Gallery features original work by local and regional senior artists: Alice Saltiel, Zelda Nelson, Elizabeth Wiltzen, Tony Bloom, Thep Thavonsouk. Changing displays highlight a variety of paintings and photographs as well as fine craft and sculpture in glass, clay, wood, metal and bronze. Website updated daily. Open daily 10:30 - 5:30, extended hours in summer.

LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8, By Millarville, 16 km south of Calgary off Hwy 22 west Calgary, Alberta T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 Situated on 80 acres of rolling foothills 15 minutes southwest of Calgary, the former home of landscape painter A.C. Leighton represents 50 years in Canadian landscape painting. Changing exhibitions and sales -- workshops on painting techniques for various skill levels from beginners to accomplished artists. Located south on Macleod Tr to Spruce Meadows Tr west to 37 St (Hwy 773) and south (then west and south) to 266 Ave W (bottom of big hill, west and south on winding road) to Leighton Centre. Museum entrance 50 yds south of Centre. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

THE LEDGE GALLERY 205 8 Ave SE, EPCOR CENTRE Calgary, AB T2P 0K9 T. 403-294-7455 This unique exhibition space in the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts +15 pedway system overlooks Centre Court from the second floor of the Centre. The glass-walled space is most conducive to sculpture and installation. Exhibitions are selected through calls for submissions and curatorial practice and run for three month intervals.

THE EDGE GALLERY 612 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, AB T1W 0C7 T. 403-675-8300 In the gallery: ongoing exhibitions of historical paintings and prints to contemporary, abstract works. In the frame shop: experienced staff with 25 years experience offers a wide selection of frames for mirrors, objects, needlework, paintings and prints, specializing in the handling and care of original artwork. Tues to Sat 10 am -5:30 pm or by appointment.

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

THE MILITARY MUSEUMS AND GALLERY 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5J4 T. 403-974-2850 F. 403-974-2858 Visit The Military Museums to see 100 years of war art in The Founders’ Gallery. TMM hosts the national premier of “The Navy: A Century in Art,” a travelling exhibition by the Canadian War Museum. “Tanks and Tartan: Soldiers for 100 Years” commemorates the centenaries of The King’s Own Calgary Regiment and The Calgary Highlanders. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 9:30 am - 4 pm.

VIRGINIA ANN HEMINGSON ART GALLERY 517 Spring Creek Dr, Spring Creek Mountain Village, Canmore, AB T1W 0C5 T. 403-678-0008 Toll Free: 888-687-1957 Virginia’s new personal gallery is located in Spring Creek Mountain Village in Canmore. Collectors from around the world are drawn to the warmth and vibrant colours of her paintings. Here in this sunny spacious gallery, her art has many forms and price ranges...from Art Cards to original paintings. Daily 10 am - 3 pm.

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

TRIANGLE GALLERY OF VISUAL ART 104-800 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403-262-1737 F. 403-262-1764

Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1

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COCHRANE Commercial Galleries JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY/STUDIO 3-320 1 St West,, Cochrane, AB T4C 1X8 T. 403-932-7040 This new, warm and friendly storefront gallery exclusively features local artist Janet B. Armstrong’s vibrant and eclectic mix of oils and acrylics in a variety of subjects and sizes. The artist invites visitors to watch her paint and to enjoy the cherrywood bar, fireplace and vintage memorabilia. Commissions welcome. Tues 1:30 pm - 5 pm; Wed to Fri 11 am 5 pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun noon - 4 pm. RUSTICA ART GALLERY #4-123 2 Ave West, PO Box 1267, Rustic Market Square, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B3 T. 403-851-5181 Toll Free: 866-915-5181 Housed in a rustic log building in downtown Cochrane, this warm and inviting gallery specializes in fine art original paintings and sculpture by local and Western Canadian artists notably the Western Lights Group (Murray Phillips, Roger D. Arndt, Jonn Einerssen, Brent Heighton and Vance Theoret). Local artists include Rick Berg, Lisa Wirth, Ann Perodeau, Edward Michell, Elaine Tweedy and Lorri Pullman-MacDonald. Wed to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm.

NEW GALLERY Virginia Hemingson opened her gallery in Canmore in the Spring Creek Mountain Village area. 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 WESTLANDS ART GALLERY 214 First St W, Box 1166, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B2 T. 403-932-3030 F. 403-932-7810 Canadian First Nations rare and original works, Inuit and aboriginal soapstone sculpture, plus Alberta landscape photographs, raku and functional pottery, metal work and coppersmithing and stained glass from local artisans. Mon to Fri 10:30 am 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. In Cochrane, 15 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A. CROWSNEST PASS Public Gallery CROWSNEST PASS PUBLIC ART GALLERY 14733 20 Ave, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0 T. 403-562-2218 F. 403-562-2218 arts.html DIDSBURY Commercial Gallery GILDED GALLERY 106-2034 19 Ave (Box 632) Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 T. 403-335-8735 F. 403-335-8736 DRUMHELLER Commercial Galleries ATELIERO VERDA Box 1708, 40 3 Ave W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-2455 The resident artist, Jacqueline Sveda is originally from Magog, Quebec, but has lived in Western Canada for the last 30 years. Her work is inspired by her surroundings, in which imagination plays a big role. She works in acrylic and mixed media flat art, as well as stone and wood carving. Guest artists participate in periodic exhibitions. Thurs to Sun 1:30 pm - 5 pm. FINE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY Box 338, 20 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-3686

GREATER EDMONTON Artist-run Galleries HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 The Arts Centre delivers a variety of services to both artists and the community, and acts as an essential alternative site for the presentation, distribution and promotion of contemporary art. The gallery presents 10 five-week exhibitions, from local, provincial and national artists, collectives and arts organizations as well as an annual members’ show. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. LATITUDE 53 10248 106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5 T. 780-423-5353 F. 780-424-9117 SNAP GALLERY 10309 97 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 0M7 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117 Established in 1982 as an independent, cooperatively-run fine art printshop, the SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists) mandate is to 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.

ART BEAT GALLERY 26 St Anne St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E9 T. 780-459-3679 F. 780-459-3677 Located in the Arts and Heritage District of St. Albert, this family-owned business specializes in original artwork by Western Canadian artists. Paintings in all media, sculpture, pottery, and art glass. Home and corporate consulting. Certified picture framer. Part of St. Albert Artwalk - May through August. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.


BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 Specializing in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art since 1975 from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Jane Ash Poitras, Alex Janvier and Aaron Paquette. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave , Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z9 T. 780-439-8210 F. 780-435-0429 This storefront gallery and studio, in the Mill Creek area of Old Strathcona, features the work of Edmonton artist Christl Bergstrom, both recent and past work including still lifes, portraits, nudes and landscapes. Mon to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat by appt. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2

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

Royal Embrace, European Alabaster., 25" high

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

Commercial Galleries AGNES BUGERA GALLERY 12310 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-482-2854 F. 780-482-2591 Agnes Bugera has been in the art gallery business since 1975, and is pleased to continue representing an excellent group of established and emerging Canadian artists. Spring and Fall exhibitions offer a rich variety of quality fine art including landscape, still life, and abstract paintings as well as sculpture and photography. New works by gallery artists are featured throughout the year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment.


Toll Free: 866-823-3686 Owned and operated by Michael Todor, the gallery features pottery, watercolours, pen and ink sketches, pencil sketches and ammolite fine jewellery by Alberta artists -- along with a permanent rotating display of Todor photographs. New shows with guest artists open on the second Saturday of each month. 10 am - 5:30 pm (May to Sep: Daily) (Sep to May: Mon to Sat).

Fine Art & Professional Custom Framing

Specializing in First Nations Art

After installing 14 commissioned public works in Edmonton’s new Mazankowski Heart Institute, in collaboration with poet Stuart Adams, painter Jim Davies returns to landscape with his new show at Scott Gallery in Edmonton May 29 to June 15. An instructor in fine arts at the University of Alberta, Davies’ acrylics and watercolours reflect places that combine qualities of familiarity and mystery. It’s as if these places were created from fragmented memories. BELOW: Jim Davies, Hush, acrylic on canvas, 43" x 60".

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

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FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-488-2952 JOHNSON GALLERY 7711 85 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3B4 T. 780-465-6171 KAMENA GALLERY & FRAMES 5718 Calgary Trail, Edmonton, AB T6H 2K2 T. 780-944-9497 F. 780-430-0476 Natives of Malaysian Borneo, the four Wong brothers opened their gallery and framing business in 1993. Over the years it has been expanded to represent a wide variety of visual artists. The gallery also provides complete custom picture framing and recently began to offer art leasing. Art classes available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

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



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LANDO GALLERY 11130 - 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 Edmonton’s largest commercial art gallery in the centre of Edmonton was established as Lando Fine Art in 1990 by private art dealer Brent Luebke. It continues to provide superior quality Canadian and international fine art, fine crafts, custom framing, art leasing, appraisals and collection management. The gallery also buys and sells Canadian and international secondary market fine art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt. LILIANA’S BOUTIQUE & ART GALLERY 12302 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-448-0714 F. 780-454-4558 Established in 1998 as a high-fashion clothing boutique, Ljiljana has quietly assembled a collection of original artwork by local, national and international artists (notably Reinhard Gade) working in a variety of media including painting and soapstone sculpture, and jewellery. Experience her new intimate gallery space on the second floor. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. NAESS GALLERY 10032 81 Ave - lower, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W8 T. 780-432-0240 F. 780-439-5447 PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY 12304 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-455-7479

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Latitude 53 Little Church Gallery Multicultural Gallery Pro’s Art Gallery Naess Gallery Rowles & Company Ltd Royal Alberta Museum SNAP Gallery Representing a roster of over 40 emerging, mid-career, and senior Canadian artists, this contemporary gallery space features a wide range of media and subject matter. Whether working with established collectors, or with those looking to purchase their first piece, Peter Robertson Gallery strives to inform, challenge, and retain relevance within the broader art community. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. PICTURE THIS! 959 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7 T. 780-467-3038 F. 780-464-1493 Toll Free: 800-528-4278 Picture This! framing & gallery have been helping clients proudly display their life treasures and assisting them to discover the beauty of the world through fine art since 1981. Now representing the Western Lights Artists Group and offering a diverse selection of originals by national and international artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat till 5 pm. PRO’S ART GALLERY & FRAMING 101-10604 178 St, Edmonton, AB T5E 2S3 T. 780-486-6661 Pro’s Art specializes in original oils and giclÉes from both established & emerging artists. Landscapes, still lifes, figurative works and florals are all well represented. They also offer professional art instruction and fine art framing. Tues and Wed 10 am - 7 pm, Thurs to Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

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ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 108 LeMarchand Mansion, 11523 100 Ave Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 Recently relocated to LeMarchand Mansion. Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, scrimshaw on moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in corporate collections and gifts, the gallery offers consultation for special commissions, packaging and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. (Calgary direct line: 403-2901612) Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 Established in 1986, the Scott Gallery features Canadian contemporary art representing over thirty established and emerging Canadian artists. Exhibits include paintings, works on paper including handpulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. THE PORTAL GALLERY 9414 91 St, Edmonton, AB T6E 1N4 T. 780-702-7522 TU GALLERY 10718-124 St., Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1 T. 780-452-9664 WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 Established in 1975, this fine art gallery is known for representing leading artists from across Canada -- paintings, sculpture and glass art in traditional and contemporary styles. Exhibitions via e-mail available by request. Second location in Victoria. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Cooperative Galleries SPRUCE GROVE ART GALLERY Melcor Cultural Centre, 420 King St, PO Box 3511 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A8 T. 780-962-0664 F. 780-962-0664

NEW NAME AND LOCATION The Naess Gallery (formerly Fringe Gallery) has accompanied The Paint Spot to a new home on 81 Ave. THE STUDIO GALLERY 11 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E3 T. 780-460-5993 F. 780-458-7871 Public Galleries ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 10186-106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4 T. 780-488-5900 F. 780-488-8855 Alberta’s only public gallery dedicated to fine craft presents four exhibitions in the main gallery each year. The Discovery Gallery features new works by ACC members. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine crafts including pottery, blown glass, jewelry, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more. All are hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; closed Sun. ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 2 Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta is an 85,000 square foot premier presentation venue for international and Canadian art, education and scholarship. Now in its new building, the AGA will be a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, expressing the creative spirit of Alberta and connecting people, art and ideas. Tues to Fri 11 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am - 5 pm. CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS D’ALBERTA 9103 95 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 EXTENSION CENTRE GALLERY 8303 112 St, 2nd Flr, University Extension Centre Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4 T. 780-492-0166 finearts_gallery.aspx FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 index.html MCMULLEN GALLERY University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112 St Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7 T. 780-407-7152 F. 780-407-7472 MULTICULTURAL PUBLIC ART GALLERY 5411 51 St, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7 T. 780-963-2777 F. 780-963-0233

PROFILES PUBLIC ART GALLERY, ARTS & HERITAGE FOUNDATION 19 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9537 Located in the historic Banque d’Hochelaga in St. Albert, the gallery features contemporary art, usually by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sulpture, video, quilts, glass and ceramics at both the provincial and national level. Monthly exhibitions, adult lectures and workshops, “Looking at Art” school tours, art rental and sales plus a gallery gift shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm. ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM 12845 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 T. 780-453-9100 F. 780-454-6629 STOLLERY GALLERY AT NINA HAGGERTY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 9225 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5G 0K6 T. 780-474-7611 THE WORKS GALLERY 10635 95 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C3 T. 780-426-2122 F. 780-426-4673 The Works Gallery operates as part of The Works International Visual Arts Society’s year-round educational and community outreach programs. The gallery offers the public, barrier-free opportunities to view art and design by emerging artists, students and professional artists as well as arts organizations. Mon to Fri noon - 5 pm. VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5N 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 866-421-1731 Visual Arts Alberta Association is a non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm.


Authentic, Affordable Aboriginal Art Located in Langley, BC. 20435 Fraser Hwy 604 514 2377 toll free: 1888 834 8757 T R I B A L S P I R I T G A L L E R Y. C O M

EMPRESS Commercial Gallery DEAN FRANCIS AT SAGEBRUSH GALLERIES Box 296, 20 km East of Empress Empress, AB T0J 1E0 T. 403-565-2039 Toll Free: 877-565-2039 Original Dean Francis paintings and Fran Hartsook pottery. Experience the art, the galleries, the gardens, the prairies. Annual Artist Reception/Open House first weekend in June; Booth in Roundup Centre at Calgary Stampede; Booth in Equiplex at Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament. Open by appointment May (long weekend) to Sep (long weekend). FORT MACLEOD Commercial Gallery PRAIRIE WINDS GALLERY 210 Col Macleod Blvd, PO Box 1539 Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 T. 403-553-3020


June 25 to July 7


celebrate the works art & design festivals’

25th anniversary in 2010 “For Gilbert”Tribute Exhibit for Gilbert Bouchard during The Works 2010 • Deadline May 15 Chalk Art Deadline • Deadline June 1 • Volunteer for The Works •

FORT MCMURRAY Public Gallery KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979 GRANDE PRAIRIE Public Gallery PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 103-9856 97 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7K2 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 The largest public gallery serving NW Alberta and NE British Columbia. In March 2007, gallery services were interrupted by the collapse of its facility, a provincial historic resource. Innovative exhibitions and programs will transcend the gallery’s current limitations at its interim location until a new facility opens in 2009. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm.

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TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 866-380-2787 Cooperative Galleries POTEMKIN TOO 317 6 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C7 T. 403-329-1385 THE POTEMKIN - THE BURNING GROUND 402 2 Ave S, B Level, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0C3 T. 403-328-3604

ALBERTA: In the Stillness, May 7 to September 10, 2010, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

Lorne Beug, Thunder Reef, ceramic, 1980.

The title of curator Jane Edmundson’s show In the Stillness reflects the somber and leisurely vibe of off-season campus life. To create a peaceful viewing space, Edmundson has dipped into the three-dimensional archives at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. The diverse set of works she chose includes pieces by international stars and regional sculptors, including Robert Rauschenberg, Tony Urquhart, Robin Peck, Gordon Ferguson, Vincent Tangredi, Alan Reynolds, Peter Johnston, Alex Wyse, Lorne Beug and Muriel Castanis. Most of these sculptural works have been tucked away for at least a decade, so there’s some excitement in her voice as she talks about the unique Robert Rauschenberg piece, “Tibetan Garden Song”, that will have it’s own little niche in the gallery. “It’s a quiet, contemplative piece so I wanted to give it some space. Also, I didn’t want it to have to compete with a more dramatic piece, say from Tony Urquhart’s box collection.” Apart from guarding against clashing aesthetics, Edmundson is also keen to introduce accessible works to the public. “All of these works are minimalist or abstract, but they reference real objects in the world,” she says. — Patricia Dawn Robertson HIGH RIVER Commercial Galleries ART AND SOUL STUDIO/GALLERY 124 6 Ave SW, High River, AB T1V 1A1 T. 403-601-3713 me.com_artandsoulstudio/Welcome.html This studio/gallery is the creative space of artist/ owner Annie Froese. The gallery features original work in a variety of mediums created by Alberta artists, most of whom live within an hour of High River. Oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media, glass, ceramics and more are displayed in this 1917 arts and crafts home. An opportunity to indulge the senses. About 1/2 hr south of Calgary. Fri, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. PIKE STUDIOS AND GALLERY 70 9 Ave SE, High River, AB T1V 1L4 T. 403-652-5255 TWO FEATHERS GALLERY 153 Macleod Tr, PO Box 5457 High River, AB T1V 1M6 T. 403-652-1024 F. 403-652-1026 JASPER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, #1 Old Lodge Rd Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Toll Free: 888-310-9726 Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art. Now with

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three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 8 am - 10 pm. KANANASKIS COUNTRY Commercial Gallery THE MOUNTAIN GALLERY PO Box 148, Delta Lodge, Kananaskis, AB T0L 2H0 T. 403-591-7610 LACOMBE Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY ON MAIN 4910 50 Ave, 2nd Flr, Lacombe, AB T4L 1Y1 T. 403-782-3402 F. 403-782-3405 Located just off Hwy. 2 in the heart of Historic Downtown Lacombe, this gallery boasts the largest selection of original art in central Alberta. Representing over 60 Alberta artists, the gallery’s selection covers a wide variety of media. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Public Gallery LACOMBE MEMORIAL CENTRE ART GALLERY 5214 50 Ave, Lacombe, AB T. 403-782-1266 LETHBRIDGE Commercial Galleries JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341

Public Galleries BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118 GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES 502 1 St S ( 5 Ave S & Scenic Dr) Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6 T. 403-320-3898 F. 403-329-4958 Toll Free: 866-320-3898 A vibrant gathering place meeting historical, cultural and educational needs, the Galt engages and educates its communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define collective identity and guide the future. Award-winning exhibits, events, programs. (May 15 - Aug 31) Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; (Sep 1 - May 14) Mon to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (year-round) Sun 1 - 4:30 pm. Admission charge. SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 One of Canada’s foremost public galleries, SAAG fosters the work of contemporary visual artists who push the boundaries of their medium. Regularly changing exhibitions are featured in three distinct gallery spaces. Learning programs, film screenings and special events further contribute to local culture. Gift Shop and a Resource Library. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART GALLERY W600, Centre for the Arts, 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 T. 403-329-2666 F. 403-382-7115 The gallery serves the campus community and general public with a permanent collection of more than 13,000 works; by presenting local and touring exhibitions; and by supporting research at all levels through publications and an on-line database. Main Gallery Mon to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Thur till 8:30 pm. Helen Christou Gallery - Level 9 LINC, Daily 8 am - 9 pm. Special activities on website. MEDICINE HAT Commercial Gallery FRAMING AND ART CENTRE 628 2 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0C9 T. 403-527-2600 F. 403-529-9109 Public Galleries CULTURAL CENTRE GALLERY 299 College Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6 T. 403-529-3880 F. 403-504-3554 ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 This is a new home for the Medicine Hat Museum, Art Gallery and Archives, as well as a 700-seat theatre. The gallery accommodates a wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical, regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are often accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Adults - $4, Youth and Student - $3, 6 & Under - Free, Family - $12, Thur Free for all ages. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm; Thur till 9 pm; Sat, Sun and Hol noon - 5 pm.

MEDICINE HAT CLAY INDUSTRIES NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT 713 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3K9 T. 403-529-1070 F. 403-580-5868 The Medalta International Artists in Residence (MIAIR) program, in the heart of Medicine Hat’s Historic Clay District, provides artists with the opportunity to contribute their visions of the future to the Historic Clay District’s storied past. New studio space and expanded programming will be available in spring 2010. For more information, visit website or contact Les Manning by phone or email. OKOTOKS Public Gallery OKOTOKS ART GALLERY | AT THE STATION PO Bag 20, 53 North Railway St Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1 T. 403-938-3204 F. 403-938-8963 Themed exhibitions change monthly and feature local and regional artistic expression in a range of themes and mediums. Exhibiting artist members range from accomplished artists to the emerging beginner, offering a diverse look at artmaking in southern Alberta. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm. RED DEER Commercial Galleries BILTON CONTEMPORARY ART 4B-5909 51 Ave, Red Deer, Ab T4N 4H8 T. 403-343-3933 Bilton Contemporary Art presents a wide range of international, national and local artists while promoting a dialogue among the artist, gallery and community. Programming supports the growth and experimentation of the artist or external curator, by including a wide range of artistic practices and encouraging challenging and important exhibitions. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

GALLERY EXPANDS Mountain Galleries at the Jasper Park Lodge has expanded its size and added several new art education features. GALLERY IS 5123 48 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1T1 T. 403-341-4641 Cooperative Gallery HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-346-8937 Public Galleries FOUR CORNERS AND PORTHOLE GALLERIES Red Deer College Library, 100 College Blvd, PO Box 5005, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 T. 403-342-3152 RED DEER MUSEUM + ART GALLERY 4525 47A Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 After a year-long renovation project, the transformed Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery has reopened with spacious galleries, inspiring history and art exhibitions, innovative programs and engaging social events for families and adults. The renovated galleries have a contemporary, open look, providing new opportunities for exhibitions and programs. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm, First Fri till 9 pm. VIEWPOINT GALLERY 3827 39 St, City of Red Deer Culture Services Red Deer, AB T4N 0Y6

T. 403-309-4091 ROSEBUD Commercial Gallery AKOKINISKWAY GALLERY Box 654, Rosebud, Alberta T0J 2T0 T. 403-677-2350 Toll Free: 800-267-7553 The gallery features Alberta artists and is open on days of Rosebud Theatre performance. Gallery viewing times are two hours before each Opera House Performance. WATERTON Commercial Gallery GUST GALLERY 112A Waterton Ave Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535 The Gust Gallery embraces the art and landscapes of Southern Alberta reflected by the extraordinary talents of artists working in 2 and 3 dimensional mediums. Open daily mid-May to end-September. WETASKIWIN Commercial Gallery CAELIN ARTWORKS 4728 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0R7 T. 780-352-3519 F. 780-352-6806 Toll Free: 888-352-3519

WILDWOOD Commercial Gallery WILDWOOD GALLERY AND STUDIO Box 623, 5410 50 St, Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0 T. 780-325-3904 F. 780-325-3907 Your hostess, Pat Di Marcello, BFA, invites you to visit this laid-back, home-based gallery and working studio, representing rural artists for over 5 years, on Hwy 16 W in the hamlet of Wildwood, located north over the tracks on Main. Wheelchair accessible. Also enjoy a coffee, bathroom break, and a leisurely walk through the treed 5 acres to explore the local flora, birds and mushrooms. Pet friendly too.

BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES 100 MILE HOUSE Commercial Gallery STONE BEAR GALLERY PO Box 421, 380 1 St 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 T. 250-395-5295 ABBOTSFORD Public Gallery THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM ABBOTSFORD 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3 T. 604-864-8087 F. 604-864-8048 The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is committed to excellence and quality in exposing the public

ALBERTA: Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, April 16 to June 20, 2010, Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery

The modest Cuban family depicted in the Hungry Planet exhibition at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is the same family photographer Peter Menzel and his collaborator, writer Faith D’Aluisio, met while scouting for their previous book project, Material World. “We spent three days driving around Havana with a government representative,” explains Menzel, a Californiabased photojournalist. “They wanted us to document a high-rise family from the new developments, but they finally relented and let me photograph Old Havana.” Material World captured its subjects in front of their homes, with all their possessions on public display. The book jump-started Menzel’s success, after 40 years behind the lens. “The idea to use food as a subject came out of an assignment I was given by the German magazine Geo,” he says. “They were doing a nutrition special so I decided to photograph my subjects with a week’s worth of food. This was the perfect follow-up to the Material World project.” Menzel read a World Watch report that said more people in the world are now overfed than underfed. “I became obsessed with my fellow Americans, who were huge,” he says. “We are eating ourselves to death.” Menzel and D’Alusio found 12 families in 12 countries. They followed them to the grocery store, discussed their eating habits and calculated how much food they consumed in one week. The results — 48 revelatory colour photographs. The travelling exhibition is organized by COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts in Napa, California and is shown in Red Deer with some local exhibitions, including Red Deer Eats. — Patricia Dawn Robertson

by Museum Studies The 1940s Curated Interns, Jarrett Duncan and APRIL 16 - JUNE 4, 2010 Kasia Sosnowski


he University of Lethbridge Art Gallery provides a wealth of opportunities for students enrolled in the Art History/Museum Studies internships within the Department of Art. Interns work with our significant art collection and curate exhibitions for public locations around campus, assist with conservation projects, work on preparing work for exhibition and travel, assist with installing and documenting exhibitions, and learn about the registration procedures of a public art gallery. For more information:

UPCOMING EXHIBITS CELEBRITY ICONS: Pop Art from the University of Lethbridge Collection

SEPT 18 TO OCT 31 2010 FOR THE LOVE OF SHOES: Bringing awareness of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

SEPT 18 TO OCT 31 2010

10 AM – 5 PM | MON TO FRI NOON – 5 PM | SAT & SUN 53 NORTH RAILWAY STREET 403.938.3204 w w w. o k o t o k s c u l t u r e. c a

Peter Menzel, The Costas of Havana, Cuba,


Family Portrait, 2005.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA: From Different Perspectives: Photographs from the Agricultural Landscape, April 8 to June 9, 2010, The Reach Gallery, Abbotsford

Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge, Salt of the Earth: Arrival, photograph, 2008, 14" x 42"

Open just since 2008, The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford was created to reflect the culture of the Fraser Valley region, through visual art and heritage exhibitions. So it’s fitting that this spring show centres on images of farmworkers, in a region known for its rich agricultural output. The landscapes in this show aren’t exactly bucolic. Curator Scott Marsden has brought together four artists — Craig Berggold, Elaine Brier, Carole Conde, and Karl Beveridge — who have documented scenes of migrant farmworkers in North American fields and orchards. Using stylized techniques, Conde and Beveridge have documented Mexican workers in Ontario, while Brier uses a traditional social documentary style to depict the work lives and home lives of Mexican apple pickers in the Yakima Valley of Washington State. Berggold’s work was inspired by assignments he did for the Canadian Farmworkers Union in B.C. in the early 1980s — he was hired to document working conditions of itinerant agricultural workers, which he did using actors, and setups. Each of the photographs depicts a true incident that poisoned, injured, or killed farmworkers or their children. “This show is about farm workers, as opposed to farm work,” Marsden says. “It shows that these are complicated lives, and that they are part of the agricultural landscape. Their stories are rarely told — about the only time you hear about them is when there’s some sort of horrific accident.” — Jill Sawyer COURTENAY Commercial Gallery SPIRITS OF THE WEST COAST NATIVE ART GALLERY 2926 Back Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 9G9 T. 250-338-2120 F. 250-338-5236 Toll Free: 877-338-2120 Public Galleries COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287 THE MUIR GALLERY 440 Anderton Ave, PO Box 3053 Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3 T. 250-334-2983 F. 250-334-2934 COWICHAN BAY

to the diverse and provocative world of visual art and heritage. It is committed to the investigation of how aesthetics and history interact through its exhibition programs -- from British Columbia, across Canada and abroad with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Tue to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat, Sun noon - 5 pm. ARMSTRONG Public Gallery ARMSTRONG SPALLUMCHEEN ART GALLERY 3415 Pleasant Valley Rd, Box 308 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 T. 250-546-8318 BOWEN ISLAND Public Gallery GALLERY AT ARTISAN SQUARE Box 211, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 T. 604-947-2454 F. 604-947-2460 CAMPBELL RIVER Public Gallery CAMPBELL RIVER ART GALLERY 1235 Shopper’s Row Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7 T. 250-287-2261 CASTLEGAR Cooperative Gallery THE CREATIVE EDGE GALLERY 1249 3 St, Castlegar, BC V1N 1Z6 T. 250-365-2032 The gallery represents professional artists who live

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and work in the area. It is privately owned by Director Karla Pearce but functions as an artist co-operative. Artwork is rotated on a regular basis keeping the gallery fresh. Teaching studio offers art classes for all levels including children’s after-school. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 12:30 pm - 4 pm. Public Gallery KOOTENAY GALLERY OF ART, HISTORY AND SCIENCE 120 Heritage Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4M5 T. 250-365-3337 This public art gallery serves the West Kootenay Region where hundreds of individual artists and craftspeople make a living creating and selling their work. The gallery is a non-profit institution which shows great works of art, sourced regionally, nationally and internationally -- as well as providing a professional venue for regional artists to show and sell their work. Jul - Aug daily 10 am - 5 pm; Sep Dec and Mar - May, Wed to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm; closed Jan - Feb. CHEMAINUS Public Gallery CHEMAINUS THEATRE FESTIVAL GALLERY 9737 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC T. 250-246-9806 Extn: 4 gallery.html The gallery promotes award-winning and emerging BC artists, including First Nations, in the expanded exhibition area located adjacent to the Gallery gift shop -- which has long offered a variety of art and fine crafts. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm; till 8 pm during theatre performances; and (May - Dec) Sun noon - 5 pm. CHERRYVILLE, BC Cooperative Gallery CHERRYVILLE ARTISANS’ SHOP 1187 Highway 6, Cherryville, BC V0E 2G1

T. 250-547-0020 Quaint destination gallery offering local fine arts and quality hand-crafted wares including pottery, weaving, glass, sculpture, paintings and more. Summer Farmers Market. Located 50 km E of Vernon and 100 km W of Needles Ferry on Hwy 6. Seasonal hours Apr 22 - Jun 30: Thurs to Mon 9:30 am - 5 pm; Jul/Aug: Daily 9:30 am - 5 pm; Sep: Fri to Mon 9:30 am - 5 pm. CHILLIWACK Commercial Gallery GREY AREA GALLERY 101-7408 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E6 T. 604-846-0088 This spacious contemporary gallery has an NYC feel with its eclectic collection featuring both established and emerging Canadian artists. The 1700 square foot space is also available for special events. Owners, Louisa and Jacquie believe that what is interesting in life can be found within its grey area. Minutes off Hwy 1 in Chilliwack, south on Vedder Road. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

Commercial Gallery ARTHUR VICKERS SHIPYARD GALLERY 1719 Cowichan Bay Rd Cowichan Bay, BC VOR 1N0 T. 250-748-7650 The internationally-collected original art of Arthur Vickers tells stories inspired by the people and places of Canada’s west coast. Vickers is a master of the art of serigraphy, gold relief work, sketches, paintings and three dimensional wooden works of art. Just 45 min north of Victoria. Wed to Sun, 10:30 am - 5 pm and by appointment. Reduced hours during Jan and Feb. CRANBROOK Public Galleries CRANBROOK & DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL PO Box 861, 32A 11 Ave S Cranbrook, BC V1C 4J6 T. 250-426-4223 F. 250-426-4223 DUNCAN, BC


Commercial Galleries E.J. HUGHES GALLERY 28 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-7112 The art of E. J. Hughes is now available at his hometown gallery on Vancouver Island. Hughes is a master. His use of color, moody coastal skies and timeless places keeps connoisseurs coming back for more. Shop the Hughes Gallery online or, in person Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Sun by appt.

Commercial Gallery COASTAL CARVINGS GALLERY 6-2345 Alberni Hwy, Box 438 Coombs, BC V0R 1M0 T. 250-954-0554

JUDY HILL GALLERY 22 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-6663 F. 250-746-8113

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

GALIANO ISLAND Commercial Galleries GALIANO ART GALLERY 2540 Sturdies Bay Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-3539 F. 250-539-3539 INSIGHT ART GALLERY 157 Georgeson Bay Road Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-5080 Cooperative Gallery ISLAND’S EDGE ART GALLERY 4-33 Manzanita Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-9934 GIBSONS Commercial Gallery GIFT OF THE EAGLE GALLERY RR 9, 441 Marine Dr (Gower Point Rd) Gibsons, BC V0N 1V9 T. 604-886-4899 F. 604-866-4899 GOLDEN Artists’ Studio Gallery ENID PETHERICK STUDIO 2888 Enid Petherick Lane, Golden, BC V0A 1H1 Please see ad for images. Communicating with galleries while living at her ‘Primitive Home’ is not practicable for Enid Petherick. Thus her August Open Studios allow her to display -- and discuss -- her paintings with those adventurous, art-loving spirits who persevere in seeking her wilderness studio. When departing they seem energized and enriched -- which in turn stimulates, encourages and motivates the artist. Sorry, no telephone. Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF GOLDEN 516 9 Ave N, Box 228, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T. 250-344-6186 GRAND FORKS Public Gallery GRAND FORKS ART GALLERY 7340 - 5th St, PO Box 2140 Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 T. 250-442-2211 F. 250-442-0099 INVERMERE - WINDERMERE Commercial Galleries BAVIN GLASSWORKS 4884A Athalmer Road RR 3 Invermere, BC V0A 1K3 T. 250-342-6816 EFFUSION ART GALLERY 1033 7 Ave, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-341-6877 Describing itself as ‘an unrestrained expression of emotion’, the gallery is created on the energy of contemporary art with a collaboration between established and emerging artisans from coast to coast. Friendly staff happily provide advice on installation and design specifics to clients, whether homeowners, interior designers or from the corporate world. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565 Established in 2002, the Artym represents over 65 contemporary Canadian artists including sculptors, jewellers and painters. The gallery presents solo, group and themed exhibitions throughout the year. The welcoming staff can help find the right piece for both established collectors and first-time buyers. International shipping. Personal delivery to Calgary. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

Public Galleries COLUMBIA VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL - PYNELOGS GALLERY 1720 4 Ave (at Kinsmen Beach), PO Box 2345 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-4423

Enid Petherick - Open Studio

KAMLOOPS Commercial Gallery HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 167 4 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 Public Galleries KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-377-2400 F. 250-828-0662 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

Grandmother’s Garden


After Holgate

Dancing Bear

August 1 thru Labour Day “Highlight of our holidays.”

noon to 8 pm daily

9th year!

“What a unique experience.”

“Primitive Home” 2888 Enid Petherick Lane, GOLDEN, BC

KELOWNA Artist-run Gallery ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PO Box 5090 Stn A, 103-421 Cawston Ave, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-868-2298 F. 250-868-2896 Commercial Galleries A WOODSIDE DESIGN GALLERY 1561 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P5 T. 250-862-3817 Opened in 2007, the gallery/studio highlights the original creations of local Okanagan Valley artisans, plus outstanding work by select artists from other areas of BC. The works are in a variety of media: contemporary paintings with monthly exhibitions, ceramics, stone sculpture, wood-turnings, copper, felted bags, fused glass and jewellery -- with a price range for every customer. Mon - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. GALLERY 421 100-421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-448-8888 Toll Free: 800-946-5565 Offers an eclectic mix of national and internationally acclaimed artists. Enjoy the works of several talented artists in a relaxed and informed environment. Other highlights include stone carvings, Raku pottery, and beautiful glassworks. In the Rotary Centre for the Arts, opposite Prospera Place. Tues to Fri noon - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm, or by appt. GEERT MAAS SCULPTURE GARDENS AND GALLERY 250 Reynolds Road, Kelowna, BC V1V 2G7 T. 250-860-7012 F. 250-860-0494 HAMBLETON GALLERIES 1290 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4 T. 250-860-2498 Established in 1964, the Hambleton has provided a showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works grace many national and international private and corporate collections. At their new location, owners Stewart and Tracy Turcotte offer investment art opportunities to their clientele and have added ceramics, and bronze sculpture to complement the paintings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. JULIA TROPS ARTIST STUDIO Studio 113, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-215-0079 Canadian artist Julia Trops works from her studio/ gallery in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, in the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Dramatic and bold


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

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

open daily 10 - 5 or by appointment

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figurative artworks in charcoal and oils. Artwork available for purchase from her studio and on her website. Mon to Fri 10 am - 2:30 pm or by appt. SOPA FINE ARTS 2934 South Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 T. 250-763-5088 Okanagan’s major contemporary art gallery, Sopa Fine Arts prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art from leading international artists, with new exhibitions opening the first Thursday each month. Sopa features high calibre, original and innovative artworks; in the media of painting, sculpture, and assemblage. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appointment. THE EVANS GALLERY AND FRAMING 571 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L8 T. 250-861-4422 F. 250-868-3377 Toll Free: 800-661-2236 TURTLE ISLAND GALLERY 115-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-717-8235 The gallery has a stunning selection of Northwest Coast wood carvings including ceremonial masks, totem poles, talking sticks, plaques and bentwoodstyle boxes. Also stone carvings, hand-carved gold and silver jewellery, original paintings and limited edition prints both contemporary and traditional. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm (Summer only: also Sun 11 am - 4 pm). TUTT STREET GALLERY 9-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 Established in 1984, Tutt Street Gallery is a recognized dealer of original fine art -- representing regional, national and international artists whose works can be found in private, corporate, and government collections, in Canada and abroad. The gallery extends a warm welcome to art enthusiasts and experienced collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appt.

NEW GALLERY James Hoar recently opened Artfitterz Gallery in Nanaimo. Public Galleries GALLERIA AT ROTARY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-717-5304 F. 250-717-5314 The Galleria is an important venue for local artists to display their work and organize their own shows. Located in the heart of the cultural district, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary facility with working studios for artists and artisans, galleries, a theatre, pottery studio, bistro, dance studio and meeting spaces. Daily 8 am - 8 pm. KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3 T. 250-762-2226 F. 250-762-9875 Founded in 1976, the gallery serves the central Okanagan Valley with a variety of exhibitions and education programs for all ages. The new 15,000 square foot facility, opened in 1996, offers three gallery spaces. The Treadgold/ Bullock Gallery, The Reynolds Gallery and the Rotary Courtyard. Admission: members free, individual $5, senior $4, student $4, family $10, children under 12 free, Thur 3 pm - 9 pm by donation. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm Thur till 9 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. KELOWNA MUSEUM 470 Queensway Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6S7 T. 250-763-2417 F. 250-763-5722 KIMBERLEY Public Gallery KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL - THE GALLERY AT CENTRE 64 64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley, BC V1A 2J2

76 Galleries West Summer 2010 LADYSMITH Commercial Gallery LADYSMITH WATERFRONT ART GALLERY 610 Oyster Bay Dr, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1B2 T. 250-245-1252

NEW GALLERY Melanie Desjardines recently opened Groop Gallery in Prince George. NANAIMO Commercial Galleries ALLMARQUETRY STUDIO/GALLERY 5251 Hammond Bay Road Nanaimo, BC V9T 5M9 T. 250-729-7415 ARTFITTERZ PICTURE FRAMING AND ART GALLERY 15-1925 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1S9 T. 250-585-5506 BAD BOYS MOSAICS 426 Fitzwilliam St (at Richards St) Nanaimo, BC V9R 5K6 T. 250-616-2905 GALLERY 223 223 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G8 T. 250-741-1188 F. 250-741-0868 Cooperative Gallery ART 10 GALLERY 94 - 650 South Terminal Ave, Port Place Shopping Centre, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2 T. 250-753-4009 Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 T. 250-754-1750 NELSON Cooperative Gallery CRAFT CONNECTION 378 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L 4H5 T. 250-352-3006 Public Galleries OXYGEN ART CENTRE 3-320 Vernon St (enter from alley) Nelson, BC V1L 4B7 T. 250-352-6322 TOUCHSTONES NELSON: MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 502 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E8 T. 250-352-9813 F. 250-352-9810 OLIVER, BC Commercial Gallery HANDWORKS GALLERY 35648 97 ST, Box 271, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 T. 250-498-6388 F. 250-498-6388 PENTICTON Commercial Gallery THE LLOYD GALLERY 18 Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H1

T. 250-492-4484 New location on colourful Front St. Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through a large viewing gallery hung French salon-style. Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and sculptures depict the many faces of the Okanagan, Canada and Asia. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. TUMBLEWEED GALLERY 101-207 Main St, Penticton, BC V2A 5B1 T. 250-492-7701 F. 250-492-7701 Cooperative Gallery LOCAL COLOR ARTISTS GALLERY 60 Front St., Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-276-3156 Public Gallery PENTICTON ART GALLERY 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 The Penticton Art Gallery (formerly AGSO) presents contemporary art and historical exhibitions of both established and emerging artists in four exhibition spaces. A place of inquiry, interest and enjoyment, the gallery proudly promotes Okanagan as well as provincial and national artists. Admission: Adults $2, students and children free, weekends free. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm. PRINCE GEORGE 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 Commercial Gallery GROOP GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1127 3 Ave, Prince George, BC V2L 3E4 T. 250-617-2940

NEW GALLERY Andra Collins recently opened Starfish Gallery on Salt Spring. QUALICUM BAY/QUALICUM BEACH Commercial Galleries QUALICUM BAY SEASIDE GALLERY 6161 West Island Highway Qualicum Bay, BC V9K 2E3 T. 250-757-9180 QUALICUM FRAMEWORKS GALLERY 673 Fir St, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-7350 THE GALLERY AT QUALICUM ART SUPPLY 206 West First Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2P7 T. 250-752-3471 F. 250-752-1668 Public Gallery THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 122 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-6133 The arts centre provides rewarding opportunities to enjoy, learn and experience art with three galleries offering a pleasant venue for appreciating and purchasing distinctive works. Artist studios are open to visitors. Creations by artisans are available in the gift shop. Gallery concerts on Sundays. Mon noon - 4:30 pm; Tues - Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (Summer only: Sun noon - 4 pm).

SALMON ARM Commercial Gallery TEYJAH’S ART DEN 825 Lakeshore Dr SW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4 T. 250-833-0907 F. 250-833-0907 Public Gallery SAGA PUBLIC ART GALLERY 70 Hudson Ave NE, PO Box 1543 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6 T. 250-832-1170 F. 250-832-6807 SALT SPRING ISLAND Commercial Galleries GALLERY 8 (FORMERLY J. MITCHELL GALLERY) 3104-115 Fulford Ganges Rd, Grace Point Square, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 Representing more than 30 of the finest Gulf Island artists. The gallery’s extraordinary collection of art in a broad range of media, showcases the dynamic and innovative work of these accomplished local artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun & Hol Mon 11 am - 4 pm. JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 3-110 Purvis Lane, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S5 T. 250-537-1589 F. 250-537-9766 Toll Free: 800-474-6705 MORLEY MYERS STUDIO & GALLERY 7-315 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-537-4898 F. 250-537-4828 The gallery shows the progression of earlier works of stone to Morley Myers’ latest bronze creation. In the lower level studio you can see and visit with the artist at work on his next piece. His work is influenced by cross-cultural indigenous art forms. Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm or by appt. PEGASUS GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART Mouat’s Mall, 1-104 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-2421 F. 250-537-5590 Established in 1972, Pegasus offers investmentquality historical Canadian art including The Group of Seven, Robert Pilot, WJ Phillips, Sybil Andrews, The Beaver Hall Group and Cornelius Krieghoff. They also represent fine contemporary painters and sculptors as well as rare Northwest Coast Native art and baskets. Summer: Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm; Winter: Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun, Mon by appt. STARFISH GALLERY & STUDIO 1108-115 Fulford Ganges Rd, Grace Point Square Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1T9 T. 250-537-4425 Recently opened, the gallery offers regular exhibitions of fine art, photography and sculpture by artists Diana Dean, Stefanie Denz, Anais La Rue, Morley Myers, Birgit Bateman and owner Andrea Collins. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. STEFFICH FINE ART GALLERY 3105-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-8448 F. 250-537-9233 Toll Free: 877-537-8448 SECHELT Public Gallery SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 5714 Medusa, Box 1565, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 T. 604-885-5412 F. 604-885-6192 SIDNEY, BC Commercial Galleries LAROCHE GALLERY 204-2527 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y1 T. 250-655-8278

PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave, Landmark Bldg. Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 Toll Free: 877-787-1896 Since 1986 the gallery has offered original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale onsite and through comprehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm.

ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912

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

GALLERY MOVES Access Artist Run Centre has moved to 437 W Hastings; and Helen Pitt Gallery has moved to E Georgia where it shares space with 221A Artist Run Gallery. SKIDEGATE, BC Public Gallery HAIDA GWAII MUSEUM PO Box 1373, #2 Second Beach Rd Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, BC V0T 1S1 T. 250-559-4643 F. 250-559-4643 The Haida are world famous for their Totem Poles and monumental art, as well as their argillite carvings. The iconograhy of the art is bound to the sea, sky, land and spirit world. The theme is transformation, where the supernatural and natural planes of existence come together. The temporary gallery hosts various cultures, media and demonstrations. Summer: Daily 10 am - 6 pm; Winter: Tues - Sat 11 am - 5 pm. SUMMERLAND, BC Public Gallery SUMMERLAND ART GALLERY 9533 Main St, Box 1217 Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0 T. 250-494-4494 F. 250-494-0055 TOFINO Commercial Gallery EAGLE AERIE GALLERY 350 Campbell St, Box 10, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 T. 250-725-3235 F. 250-725-4466 Toll Free: 800-663-0669 GREATER VANCOUVER Artist-run Galleries 221A ARTIST RUN GALLERY 100-221 East Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z6 T. 604-568-0812 ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 437 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L4 T. 604-689-2907

CENTRE A, VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 2 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G6 T. 604-683-8326 F. 604-683-8632 GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196 GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073 HELEN PITT GALLERY 221A East Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z6 T. 604-568-0812 OR GALLERY 555 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R1 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302 WESTERN FRONT GALLERY 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1 T. 604-876-9343 F. 604-876-4099 Commercial Galleries APPLETON GALLERIES 1451 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8 T. 604-685-1715 F. 604-685-1721 ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427 The Art Emporium offers a large inventory of paintings by all members of the Group of Seven and several of their contemporaries, as well as other major Canadian, French and American artists of the 20th Century, for serious collectors and investors. The Estate of Donald Flather. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 800-663-0341 Celebrating more than 20 years of representing dynamic contemporary Canadian and International artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles including original canvases, sculptures, monoprints and limited editions. Feature exhibitions change monthly. Conveniently located in the entertainment district on the edge of Yaletown. Deliver locally and ship worldwide. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

Before he moved closer to Vancouver, painter Steve Amsden spent decades exploring the landscape around the Kootenay region of B.C. — the Slocan lakes, peaks of the Selkirks, and the rolling hills that surround the city of Nelson. His paintings, mostly inspired by sketches and photographs captured on hikes and ridge walks, can trace their inspiration to a handful of Canadian landscape artists — from Lawren Harris to Kootenay painter Les Weisbrich. Amsden has a solo show at the Maple Ridge Arts Centre in his hometown of Maple Ridge, B.C., April 17 to May 29. ABOVE: Steve Amsden, Ridges Up High, acrylic on canvas, 2007, 30" X 40". BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211

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

BECKER GALLERIES Pier 32, Granville Island, 210-1333 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-681-7677 The gallery’s aim is to contribute directly to Canada’s artistic and cultural development by representing both established and emerging artists and hosting exhibitions of international significance. Their current roster includes more than 30 artists working in painting, sculpture and photography. Located second floor, Pier 32. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm or by appointment.

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

BEL ART GALLERY Canada Export Centre, 100-602 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1P2 T. 604-924-3719 F. 604-924-3719

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

BELLEVUE GALLERY 2475 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1E1 T. 604-922-2304 F. 604-922-2305 Devoted to representing contemporary fine art, Bellevue Gallery features artists of local and international appeal. Giving voice to the experimentation of new technologies in printmaking, divergent and individual approaches to drawing, photography and painting, and distinctive sculpture, the gallery serves both private and corporate collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. BLANKET CONTEMPORARY ART INC 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-709-6100 BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 BUSCHLEN MOWATT GALLERY 1445 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2T3 T. 604-682-1234 F. 604-682-6004 A leading gallery of contemporary Canadian and international art, opened in 1979, Buschlen Mowatt has earned a global reputation for showcasing some of the world’s most esteemed artists, for producing museum calibre exhibitions and for distinguishing emerging talent. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

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CAFE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 140 East Esplanade North Vancouver, BC V7L 4X9 T. 778-340-3379 CAROUN ART GALLERY 1403 Bewicke Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3C7 T. 778-372-0765 Caroun Art Gallery represents its own roster of artists working in a variety of media and is open to new artist proposals. The gallery also offers exhibition space on a rental basis to groups and individuals. Exhibitions usually change twice per month. Daily noon - 8 pm. CASA 101-1636 W 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H4 T. 604-263-8525

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CASA, a design-art store, is a blend of Canadian artists’ original art and artisans’ works in clay, glass and other media, with furniture, high quality archival prints and other accents for the home or commercial projects, including Italian handpainted majolica and Murano glass. All furniture, art prints, majolica and Murano glass are exclusive to CASA in Canada. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat by chance or appt. CATRIONA JEFFRIES GALLERY 274 East 1 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-1554 F. 604-736-1054 CHALI-ROSSO GALLERY 2250 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-733-3594 COASTAL PEOPLES FINE ARTS GALLERY YALETOWN & GASTOWN 1024 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4

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Sun Spirit Gallery West Vancouver Museum Blanket Gallery The IronWorks Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Casa Catriona Jeffries Gallery Elliott Louis Gallery Centre A Chali-Rosso Gallery Ian Tan Gallery Coastal Peoples Gastown Marion Scott Gallery Coastal Peoples Yaletown Modpod Gallery Numen Gallery Contemporary Art Gallery Diane Farris Gallery Douglas Reynolds Gallery Equinox Gallery Marilyn S. Mylrea Gallery Monte Clark Gallery

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Dorian Rae Collection Doctor Vigari Gallery Douglas Udell Gallery Elissa Cristall Galleries Heffel Gallery La Galerie du Centre On The Rise Collective Petley Jones Gallery Edzerza Gallery Lattimer Gallery Exposure Gallery Gallery Jones Gallery Gachet Jeffrey Boone Gallery Granville Fine Art Jacana Gallery Kurbatoff Art Gallery grunt Gallery Harrison Galleries Havana Gallery Hill’s Native Art Hodnett Fine Art

and 312 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248

NEW GALLERIES Becker Galleries has recently opened on Granville Island; and Caroun Art Gallery has opened in North Vancouver. DIANE FARRIS GALLERY 1590 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-737-2629 F. 604-737-2675 Founded in 1984, the gallery has developed into an internationally recognized showcase for contemporary Canadian and international art, and is espe-

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Robinson Studio Gallery Howe Street Gallery Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Joyce Williams Gallery Leighdon Gallery Little Mountain Gallery Monny’s Gallery Or Gallery Pendulum Gallery Rendez-Vous Art Gallery Republic Gallery Robert Held Gallery Spirit Wrestler Gallery Trunk Gallery Uno Langmann Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver East Cultural Centre Gallery 58 Westbridge Fine Art 59 Western Front Gallery 60 YFineArt Gallery

cially noted for finding and establishing new talent. They endeavour to draw in and include those who are new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. DOCTOR VIGARI GALLERY 1312 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6 T. 604-255-9513 DORIAN RAE COLLECTION 410 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5 T. 604-874-6100 DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY 2335 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293

DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1558 West 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967 and Vancouver since 1986, 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.

NEW GALLERY Linda Lando has merged her LindaLando Fine Art into the new Granville Fine Art gallery at Broadway and Granville. EAGLE SPIRIT GALLERY 1803 Maritime Mews (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC T. 604-801-5205 Toll Free: 888-801-5277 EDZERZA GALLERY 1536 W 2 Ave (Waterfall Building) Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-731-4874 ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2243 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611 ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 258 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 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. ENGLISH BAY ART GALLERY 101-1551 Johnson St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-688-3006 Toll Free: 888-496-2169 EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464 EXPOSURE GALLERY 754 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1X9 T. 604-688-9501 FEDERATION GALLERY 1241 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7 T. 604-681-8534 The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island offers sale, exhibition and gallery rental opportunities to members. New exhibitions are usually scheduled every two weeks throughout the year. Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm (mid-May - Aug), 10 am - 4 pm (Sep - mid May). GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 and 1531 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1H9 T. 604-926-2233 The gallery represents established and emerging Canadian and international artists in the mediums

of painting, sculpture and photography. Exhibitions change monthly. Second location in West Vancouver at 1531 Marine Dr. Tues - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. GALLERY OF BC CERAMICS 1359 Cartwright St, Granville Island Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7 T. 604-669-3606


GRACE-GALLERY 1898 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3B7 T. 604-839-5780 GRANVILLE FINE ART 2447 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6J 4Z6 T. 604-266-6010 Recently opened. Canadian artworld veterans Linda Lando and Ken Macdonald have reputations of building collections for collectors. They are merging their talents into Granville Fine Art, representing fine contemporary artists and showcasing works by Canadian and international master painters. Northwest corner Broadway and Granville. HARRISON GALLERIES 901 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6 T. 604-732-5217 F. 604-732-0911 HAVANA GALLERY 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 T. 604-253-9119 F. 604-253-9181 HEFFEL GALLERY LTD 2247 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-6505 F. 604-732-4245 HILL’S NATIVE ART 165 Water St (Gastown), Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7 T. 604-685-4249 F. 604-637-0098

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

HODNETT FINE ART 320-1000 Parker St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2H2 T. 604-876-7606 F. 604-876-0166 HOWE STREET GALLERY OF FINE ART 555 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V5C 2C2 T. 604-681-5777 F. 604-605-8577 IAN TAN GALLERY 2202 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-738-1077 F. 604-738-1078 INUIT GALLERY OF VANCOUVER 206 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9 T. 604-688-7323 Toll Free: 888-615-8399 JACANA GALLERY 2435 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 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 JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445 Toll Free: 888-872-3107 Established in 1990, and representing the work of over 40 Canadian artists ó- from emerging local

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talent to internationally respected painters including Toni Onley, Toller Cranston, and Robert Genn ó- Jenkins Showler Gallery offers a diverse selection of original art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY 1070 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964 JOYCE WILLIAMS GALLERY 114-1118 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L5 T. 604-688-7434 KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444 LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 Since 1986, clients have enjoyed the unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse while browsing the large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well-known native artists -- as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm. LEIGHDON STUDIO GALLERY 190 West 3 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E9 T. 604-875-0029 LIONS BAY ART GALLERY Lions Bay Centre, Unit E, 350 Centre Rd, Box 396 Lions Bay, BC V0N 2E0 T. 604-921-7865 F. 604-921-7865 Lions Bay Art Gallery features a beautiful selection of BC landscapes from the work of both established and emerging artists. The gallery is only a half hour from downtown Vancouver on a spectacular scenic drive -- just 7 minutes past Horseshoe Bay on the Squamish/Whistler Hwy. Their website offers a tour of works from all the artists they represent. Open daily. MARILYN S. MYLREA STUDIO ART GALLERY 2341 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2450 F. 604-736-2458 MARION SCOTT GALLERY 308 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6 T. 604-685-1934 F. 604-685-1890 Vancouver’s oldest Inuit art gallery (opened in 1975) and one of Canada’s most respected has relocated to Water St in Gastown. The gallery is committed to presenting the finest in Canadian Inuit art, with a wide range of Inuit sculpture, prints and wallhangings from many different regions of Canada’s North, with special emphasis on rare pieces from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. MONNY’S GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 index.html This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by local artists Kerensa Haynes, Ted Hesketh, Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MONTE CLARK GALLERY 2339 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-730-5000 F. 604-730-5050 NEW-SMALL & STERLING GLASS STUDIO 1440 Old Bridge Rd (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6

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T. 604-681-6730 F. 604-681-6747 NUMEN GALLERY 120-1058 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-630-6927 NYREE HAZELTON ARTS 2652 Arbutus St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5L8 T. 604-813-7847 OMEGA GALLERY 4290 Dunbar St (at 27 Ave) Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 T. 604-732-6778 F. 604-732-6898 PERA ART GALLERY 409-413 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L4 T. 604-689-7370 P PETER OHLER FINE ART 2095 W 44 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 2G1 T. 604-263-9051 PETLEY JONES GALLERY 2235 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-5353 F. 604-732-5669 Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th - 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

NEW GALLERY Maria Azevedo has opened YFineArt in the Dominion Building at Hastings and Cambie. RENDEZVOUS ART GALLERY 323 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3N2 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466

West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L1 T. 778-279-5052 Sun Spirit Gallery is proud to offer a superior collection of West Coast Native Art from renowned artists and emerging artists alike. The blend of contemporary and traditional work includes fine gold and silver jewellery, unique furniture and home accents, fine art prints, glass work and hand-carved masks and bentwood boxes. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 5 pm; Fri, Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

BARON GALLERY 293 Columbia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5 T. 604-682-1114

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

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

TRIBAL SPIRIT GALLERY 20435 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4G3 T. 604-514-2377 F. 604-514-9281 Toll Free: 888-834-8757 Tribal Spirit Gallery represents fine First Nations art of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. In addition to viewing cultural artifacts, visitors are invited to stroll through the 2000 sq. ft. commercial gallery celebrating the achievements of contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations artists. Located near the Cascades Casino and Hotel. Open Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

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

TRUNK GALLERY 1755 West Third Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-739-0800 F. 604-669-0829 UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 800-730-8825 VAN DOP GALLERY 421 Richmond St, New Westminster, BC V3L 4C4 T. 604-521-7887 F. 604-293-6625 Toll Free: 888-981-9886 WESTBRIDGE FINE ART 1737 Fir St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5J9 T. 604-736-1014 F. 604-734-4944

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS 2130 Pine St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B1 T. 604-737-0020 F. 604-737-0052

WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 877-974-4278 Offering an extraordinary selection of original paintings, serigraphs, etchings, ceramics, bronzes and stone sculpture by artists from across Canada since 1989. Custom framing service includes a large selection of Italian hand-finished mouldings. Personal attention. Home-like atmosphere. Tue - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

ROBINSON STUDIO GALLERY 440-1000 Parker St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2H2 T. 604-254-8744

WINSOR GALLERY 3025 Granville, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878

SILK WEAVING STUDIO 1531 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-687-7455 F. 604-263-7581

YFINEART CONSULTANT GALLERY 508-209 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7 T. 604-928-3595 YFineArt Consultant is a new, alternative art space featuring the work of artists from different parts of the world. Owner/Consultant Maria Azevedo maintains her Brazilian connection with affiliate, Nora Art Gallery in Sao Paulo while expanding her local representation. Located in the heritage Dominion Building at West Hastings and Cambie. Mon to Fri noon - 5 pm or by appointment.

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

SPIRIT GALLERY 6408 Bay St, (Horseshoe Bay) West Vancouver, BC V7W 2H1 T. 604-921-8974 F. 604-921-8972 SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 47 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116 SUN SPIRIT GALLERY 2444 Marine Dr (Dundarave)

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

CIRCLE CRAFT GALLERY 1-1666 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-669-8021 F. 604-669-8585

GRANVILLE ISLAND GALLERY 1494-4 Old Bridge St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-725-7515 LITTLE MOUNTAIN STUDIOS 195 E 26 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 2K4 T. 604-551-2284 MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1724 WOOD CO-OP 1592 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-408-2553 F. 604-408-2553 Toll Free: 877-966-3500 Public Galleries AMELIA DOUGLAS ART GALLERY 700 Royal Ave, PO Box 2503 New Westminster, BC V3L 5B2 T. 604-527-5723 html ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T. 604-927-6550 F. 604-927-6559 Art+Gallery/default.htm ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 htm BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3 T. 604-682-3455 F. 604-682-3310 BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-297-4422 F. 604-205-7339 CHARLES H. SCOTT GALLERY 1399 Johnston St, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-844-3809 F. 604-844-3801 CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710 FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave, Ambleside Landing

JAPANESE CANADIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 6688 Southoaks Cr, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7 T. 604-777-7000 LA GALERIE DU CENTRE 1551 West 7 Ave, Le Centre Culturel Francophone Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-736-9806 F. 604-736-4661 LEIGH SQUARE COMMUNITY ARTS VILLAGE 2253 Leigh Square Place Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3B8 T. 604-927-8400 F. 604-927-8444 MAPLE RIDGE ART GALLERY 11944 Haney Place - in The ACT Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1 T. 604-467-5855 MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr,, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 PENDULUM GALLERY 885 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC T. 604-872-6991 F. 604-876-5374 PLACE DES ARTS 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2 T. 604-664-1636 F. 604-664-1658

NEW GALLERIES Margarita Dominguez has reopened her eponymous gallery in Sooke, and Michael Warren has opened the Madrona Gallery on View St in Victoria. PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 T. 604-986-1351 F. 604-986-5380 RICHMOND ART GALLERY 180-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 T. 604-247-8300 F. 604-247-8301 The Richmond Art Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in BC and Canada. Through excellence in exhibitions and education, the RAG strives to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. SEYMOUR ART GALLERY 4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2 T. 604-924-1378 F. 604-924-3786 Established in 1985, the gallery is a non-profit, public community gallery which presents an average of 13 art exhibitions annually -- featuring a wide range of media and works by local, national and interna-

tional 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 SILK PURSE GALLERY 1570 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1A1 T. 604-975-7292 F. 604-922-8294


West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C2 T. 604-925-7290 F. 604-925-5913

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY GALLERY 8888 University Dr, AQ 3004 Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029 SURREY ART GALLERY 13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1 T. 604-501-5566 F. 604-501-5581

Prolific Vancouver Island painter James Gordaneer has been inspired by

TECK GALLERY (SFU VANCOUVER CAMPUS) 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029

almost every movement in late 20th century art, from Modernist Ab-

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 The largest art gallery in Western Canada is a focal point of downtown Vancouver. Presenting a full range of contemporary artists and major historical masters, it is recognized internationally for its superior exhibitions and excellent interactive education programs and houses a permanent collection of almost 7,000 works of art. Tues to Sun & Hols 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur 10 am - 9 pm.

somewhat cheekily, to take complete artistic license. Everything reflects

VECC GALLERY 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 T. 604-251-1363 F. 604-251-1730 WEST VANCOUVER MUSEUM 680 17 St, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3T2 T. 604-925-7295 VERNON Artist-run Gallery GALLERY VERTIGO #1 (upstairs) 3001 31 St, Vernon, BC V1T 5H8 T. 250-503-2297 Commercial Galleries ASHPA NAIRA ART GALLERY & STUDIO 9492 Houghton Rd., Vernon, BC V1H 2C9 T. 250-549-4249 F. 250-549-4209 Located in Killiney on the west side of Okanagan Lake, this contemporary art gallery and studio, owned by artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, features original art in a home and garden setting. Discover a diverse group of emerging and established Okanagan and Canadian artists in painting, textiles, sculpture and ceramics. Open May 1 to October 15. Fri to Sun 10 am - 6 pm or by appt. CHIMO FINE ART GALLERY AND FRAMING 3011 28 St, Vernon, BC V1t 4Z7 T. 250-549-4652

straction to Neo Expressionism. His show at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria will chronicle the great sweep of his 60 years of putting paint on canvas, including his most recent period, in which he’s decided, his life as a fixture on the Victoria art scene, and his devotion to teaching and mentorship. On from April 9 to June 6, the show will be accompanied by a hefty catalogue, with content by curator Nicole Stanbridge, and former AGGV curator of contemporary art, Lisa Baldissera. ABOVE: James Gordaneer, Palaeo Plain, acrylic on canvas, 1970.

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

CHOSIN POTTERY 4283 Metchosin Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 3Z4 T. 250-474-2676 F. 250-474-2676 From their studio set in a beautiful, award-winning garden of a renovated house from the turn of the century, Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle produce a wide range of work, mainly in high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain -- from one-of-a-kind pieces for decoration or contemplation to an excellent selection of functional pottery for everyday use. One half hour north of Victoria via Hwy 1, Exit 10 to Hwy 14 (Sooke Rd) and Metchosin Rd. Daily 10 am - 5 pm.

THE FIFTY FIFTY ARTS COLLECTIVE 2516 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4M1 Commercial Galleries ALCHERINGA GALLERY 665 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1G6 T. 250-383-8224 F. 250-383-9399 For 30 years, the gallery has exhibited contemporary tribal art from Papua New Guinea and later, graphic works by Aboriginal Australian artists and premium-quality work by established and emerging First Nation’s artists of Canada’s Northwest Coast. In the South Pacific, the work of master carvers still living a village lifestyle is selected on-site by gallery staff. Mon to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.


AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 Especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, the gallery considers itself a showcase for contemporary British Columbia, Canadian and international art, serving both corporate and private collectors -- those new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

Artist-run Galleries MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING 1442 Haultain St., Victoria, BC V8R 2J9

BOUCHERAT GALLERY 16 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 1W3 T. 250-595-6709

Public Gallery VERNON ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096

DALES GALLERY 537 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R3 T. 250-383-1552 DOMINGUEZ ART GALLERY 2075 Otter Point Rd, Box 344 Sooke, BC V9Z 1G1 T. 250-664-7045 Owner Margarita Dominguez brings to her gallery the spirit of her travels -- from her native Uruguay, to Rio de Janeiro, to Canada where she has resided since 1986, first in Quebec City and now in Sooke. She represents more than 30 local, national and international artists working in a variety of media. Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm. EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328 ECLECTIC GALLERY 2170 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1E9 T. 250-590-8095 Specializing in original contemporary fine art paintings, sculpture, photography and jewellery, this welcoming light-filled gallery is known for its vibrant selection of local and regional art. It offers rotating art exhibitions of excellent quality at its

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easily-accessible location in the heart of Oak Bay Village. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. HILL’S NATIVE ART 1008 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 T. 250-385-3911 F. 250-385-5371 Toll Free: 866-685-5422 LUZ GALLERY + WORKSHOPS 977A Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V 3K3 T. 250-590-7557 F. 250-590-7555 MADRONA GALLERY 606 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 1J4 T. 250-380-4660 F. 250-380-4625 Open June 2010, Madrona Gallery represents emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists. The gallery offers a welcoming environment to all visitors and Michael Warren’s expertise in Canadian art history and the contemporary art market facilitates the discovery of new artists and rare pieces from Canadian masters. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 - 6 pm. MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 MAY IP-LAM GALLERY 655A Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 3L6 T. 250-384-1629

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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 The intimate space offers local excellence in paintings and prints, fine ceramics and jewellery, vintage pottery and small sculpture, often including classic Inuit pieces. Also featuring paintings and work in other media by the well-known Limners group, formed among Victoria artists in the 1970s. Mon to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm. MORRIS GALLERY 428 Burnside Rd E (on Alpha) Victoria, BC V8T 2X1 T. 250-388-6652 F. 250-386-6612 ONE MOON GALLERY 1192 Kosapsum Cres (Esquimalt) Victoria, BC V9A 7K7 T. 250-294-6388 The gallery celebrates the art of Darlene Gait, an internationally-recognized, contemporary Coast Salish First Nation’s artist born on Vancouver Island. Her paintings are inspiring and spiritual as she focuses on, and shares, the beauty of the North West Coast landscape, its wildlife and indigenous art. Sat, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. POLYCHROME FINE ARTS 1113 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V 3K9

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T. 250-382-2787 SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE GALLERY 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4 T. 250-642-3421 F. 250-642-6988 Displayed throughout this award-winning inn, with its internationally-renowned dining room, the unconventional gallery was created in 1998 with carefully selected works by local artists on Vancouver Island. The art, in a variety of media, generally reflects themes of edible gardens, the ocean and the surrounding forest. Daily guided Garden Tours with art display in the Edible Gardens. Gallery open daily for self-guided tour. TED HARRISON GALLERY 2004 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1E4 T. 250-592-0561 F. 250-592-0409 THE GALLERY AT MATTICK’S FARM 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 T. 250-658-8333 F. 250-658-8373 THE GALLERY IN OAK BAY VILLAGE 2223A Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-598-9890 F. 250-592-5528 Just a short distance from downtown in the picturesque Oak Bay Village, the gallery shows a variety of works by mostly local artists including Kathryn Amisson, Sid and Jesi Baron, Andres Bohaker, Bryony Wynne Boutillier, Tom Dickson, Robert Genn,

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Caren Heine, Harry Heine, Shawn A. Jackson, Brian R. Johnson, David Ladmore, Jack Livesey, Dorothy McKay, Bill McKibben, Ernst Marza, Hal Moldstad, Ron Parker, Natasha Perks. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm. VIEW ART GALLERY 104-860 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z8 T. 250-213-1162 Located in the Harris Green/New Town neighbourhood of downtown Victoria, this new gallery is a short stroll from the major hotels and downtown shops. The focus of the gallery is contemporary modern abstract paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and new media by distinguished Canadian artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment. WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 First established in Edmonton in 1975, Dan and Lana Hudon opened a second Gallery located in the heart of downtown Victoria in 1994. Visitors are encouraged to explore and select from a wide range of styles and prices, from emerging to established artists and to purchase with confidence. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun/Holidays noon - 4 pm. WINCHESTER GALLERIES 2260 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G7 T. 250-595-2777 F. 250-595-2310

Exclusive fine art dealers handling Canadian historical and contemporary art. Opened in 1974, the gallery has been under the ownership of Gunter H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994 and in 2003 has moved to its own building in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks both here and in two other downtown galleries. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Cooperative Galleries COLLECTIVE WORKS GALLERY 1311 Gladstone Ave, Box 5079 Victoria, BC V8R 6N3 T. 250-590-1345 Collectors will find contemporary fine art by emerging and established professional artists. This nonprofit artist association works for the support of its collective members, as well as for promotion of visual art in the community at large. Tues to Thurs 11 am - 6 pm; Fri, Sat 11 am - 8 pm; Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. GALLERY OF ARTISANS 811 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H6 T. 250-380-9505 GOWARD HOUSE 2495 Arbutus Rd, Victoria, BC V8N 1V9 T. 250-477-4401 Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 T. 250-384-4101 F. 250-361-3995 Engaging, challenging and inspiring! Victoria’s public art museum presents a variety of visual art experiences, media and cultures through historical to contemporary art from Asia, Europe and Canada -- including the work of BC’s premiere landscape artist, Emily Carr, portrayed through paintings, writings and photographs. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm. COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA G6-1001 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 2C5 T. 250-381-2787 F. 250-383-9155 DELUGE CONTEMPORARY ART 636 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L3 T. 250-385-3327 LEGACY GALLERY AND CAFÉ 630 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-381-7670 Recently opened, the gallery features works from the collection of the University of Victoria, including paintings, drawings and sculptures by some of the best-known artists of the Pacific Northwest, bequeathed by Dr. Michael C. Williams. Café and gift shop. Wed to Sun 10 am - 5:30 pm. MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY Box 3025 Stn CSC, University Centre, B155-380 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-6562 F. 250-721-8997 The Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery houses a large and varied collection ranging from ancient Chinese artifacts to works by well known contemporary artists. It also hosts as many as 24 exhibits per year, as diverse as their collection, in two gallery locations. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. ROYAL BC MUSEUM 675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 T. 250-356-7226 F. 250-387-5674 Toll Free: 888-447-7977 SLIDE ROOM GALLERY 2549 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8T 4E1 T. 250-380-3500

WHISTLER Commercial Galleries ADELE CAMPBELL FINE ART GALLERY 114 - 4293 Mountain Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-0887 F. 604-938-1887 Toll Free: 888-938-0887 ART JUNCTION GALLERY 1050 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1 T. 604-938-9000 F. 604-938-9000 BLACK TUSK GALLERY 108-4293 Mountain Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 The Black Tusk Gallery creates unique acquisition opportunities for collectors with a variety of works by both established and up-and-coming First Nations artists whose work reflects the ancient histories and traditions of the coastal people. Located on the lobby level of the Hilton Hotel, next to Skiers Plaza. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 888-310-9726 New to Whistler -- Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. THE PATH GALLERY 122-4338 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-932-7570 THE PLAZA GALLERIES 22-4314 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-6233 F. 604-938-6235 WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113 Public Galleries SCOTIA CREEK GALLERY, MILLENNIUM PLACE 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-8410 F. 604-935-8413 SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B0 T. 866-441-7522

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

MANITOBA: Bev Tosh: War Brides, August 24 to October 30, 2010, Portage and District Arts Centre, Portage La Prairie

War Brides installed at the Glenbow Museum, Calgary.

Like thousands of Canadian women during World War II, Bev Tosh’s mother Dorothy met and married a foreign serviceman, in her case a Commonwealth airman training in Canada, who took her to New Zealand after the war. When Dorothy turned 80 in 2001, Tosh painted her as a young war bride, and since then, the commemorative project has grown in depth and magnitude. Now a Calgary-based painter, Tosh continues to mine the rich subject matter of identity, memory and displacement. Tosh conducted hundreds of first-person and email interviews with war brides from North America, Europe, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Her exhaustive efforts culminated in a show at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa in 2007, and the show has been touring since, with stops at the Royal B.C. Museum and Calgary’s Glenbow Museum. War Brides is on display at The Portage and District Gallery Art Centre in late summer, while a companion show is on at the Otago Settlers Museum in New Zealand. Still, after more than a decade, the project hasn’t left her — she’s still collecting stories and painting portraits. —- Patricia Dawn Robertson Bev Tosh is represented by Masters Gallery, Calgary 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 Retail outlet of Arctic Cooperatives, owned by the Inuit and Dene of Nunavut in the Northwest Territories. The collection includes prints and sculpture in stone, antler, bone and ivory along with wall hangings, Lorna Design jackets, crafts and jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm seasonal.

Public Gallery PORTAGE & DISTRICT ARTS CENTRE GALLERY & GIFT SHOP 11 2 St NE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 T. 204-239-6029 The gallery features a schedule of diverse exhibitions showcasing the works of local, regional and national artists. The gift shop offers art supplies as well as a mix of original art including pottery, stained glass, photography, wood turning, books and paintings by local and regional artists. Located within the William Glesby Centre. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

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

WINNIPEG Artist-run Galleries ACEARTINC. 290 McDermot Ave - 2nd Flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-944-9763 F. 204-944-9101


GRAFFITI GALLERY 109 Higgins Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 T. 204-667-9960 F. 204-949-0696

Commercial Gallery POSERS GALLERY 275 Stephen St, Morden, MB R6M 1V2


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T. 204-942-8183 F. 204-942-1555 URBAN SHAMAN 203 - 290 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-2674 F. 204-944-9577 VIDEO POOL MEDIA ARTS CENTRE 300-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-949-9134 F. 204-942-1555 Commercial Galleries BEAR CREEK GALLERY 847 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0W7 T. 204-668-4550 BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 6-1170 Taylor Ave, Grant Park Festival Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z4 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604 Toll Free: 800-822-5840 Specializing in originals, prints, sculptures and bronzes, featuring a large selection of Manitoba and international artists. Art restoration and cleaning service, custom conservation framing. Insured international shipping, fine art leasing and rentals, commissions available upon request. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Wed till 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

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CRE8ERY GALLERY 2-125 Adelaide St (cor William) Winnipeg, MB R3A 0W4 T. 204-510-1623 GALLERY LACOSSE 169 Lilac St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S1 T. 204-284-0726 Located in a historic area known for its restaurants and indie boutiques, Gallery Lacosse celebrates Manitoba Art and its place in the Canadian creative landscape. Always unique and original the art represented may be traditional, contemporary, decorative, abstract, representational, or functional. Up-to-date website highlights artists, events and promotions. Tues to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. KEN SEGAL GALLERY 531 Osborne St, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2B2 T. 204-477-4527 LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a se-

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lect group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. MARTHA STREET STUDIO 11 Martha St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2 T. 204-779-6253 F. 204-944-1804 Martha Street Studio is a community-based printmaking facility offering equipment, facilities and support to produce, exhibit, and disseminate cutting-edge, print-based works. There are classes in both traditional and digital printing processes, and ongoing outreach programs. The gallery facility offers visual artwork from emerging and master artists. Mon to Fri 11 am - 4 pm. MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 Located in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, the gallery represents a select group of gifted Canadian artists including Joe Fafard, Wanda Koop, John MacDonald and Robert Genn. With over 30 years experience, they also specialize in historic Canadian and European works of collectible interest. Regular exhibitions feature important early Canadian art as well as gallery artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 603 Corydon, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0P3

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T. 204-478-7233 F. 204-475-7539 WAH-SA GALLERY 130-25 Forks Market Road Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 T. 204-942-5121 F. 204-888-3140 WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 A Winnipeg fixture for more than 25 years, the gallery presents original art, in a variety of media, mainly from Manitoba artists. They also offer limited edition prints and reproductions along with a major framing facility. Mon to Thur 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat to 5 pm. WAYNE ARTHUR GALLERY 186 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G3 T. 204-477-5249 Artist Wayne Arthur and wife Bev Morton opened the Wayne Arthur Sculpture & Craft Gallery in 1995. After Wayne passed away, Bev moved the gallery to Winnipeg and together with new husband, Robert MacLellan, has run the Wayne Arthur Gallery since 2002. Some of Wayne’s drawings are available for purchase as well as the creations of more than 60 Manitoba artists, working in painting, print-making, mixed media, sculpture, pottery,

Cooperative Galleries KEEPSAKES GALLERY 264 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 T. 204-943-2446 MEDEA GALLERY 132 Osborne St in The Village Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Y3 T. 204-453-1115 This artist-run cooperative was established in 1976, and features traditional and contemporary original fine art by Manitoba artists, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, intaglio and serigraph prints, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Rental plan and gift certificates available. Open Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm 4pm. OUTWORKS ART GALLERY 290 McDermot Ave, 3rd flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-949-0274 STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 Public Galleries BUHLER GALLERY St Boniface General Hospital, 409 Tache Ave Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 T. 204-237-2309 EDGE ARTIST VILLAGE AND GALLERY 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1 T. 204-479-4551 GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134 GALLERY ONE ONE ONE Main Floor, Fitzgerald Building, School of Art, UofM Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 F. 204-474-7605 galleryoneoneone/info111.html LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 boul. Provencher, St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 LA MAISON DES ARTISTES VISUELS FRANCOPHONES INC. 219, boul. Provencher, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-5074 MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675 PIANO NOBILE GALLERY 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB T. 204-489-2850 PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 286 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663

The gallery features rotating exhibitions from its extensive collection of paintings, sculptures and artifacts by Canadian and international artists. Travelling exhibitions and works by local artists are also shown.

THE PAVILION GALLERY MUSEUM 55 Pavilion Cres, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 T. 204-888-5466 F. 204-889-8136 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave East, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 T. 204-942-0218 F. 204-943-2857 WINNIPEG ART GALLERY 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1 T. 204-786-6641 Manitoba’s premiere public gallery founded in 1912, has nine galleries of contemporary and historical art with an emphasis on work by Manitoba artists. Rooftop restaurant, gift shop. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Thurs til 9 pm. WINNIPEG BEACH Commercial Gallery FISHFLY GALLERY 18 Main St, Winnipeg Beach, MB R0C 3G0 T. 204-389-5661

SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES ASSINIBOIA Public Gallery SHURNIAK ART GALLERY 122 3 Ave W, PO Box 1178 Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 Established in 2005, and located one hour south of Moose Jaw, the gallery houses the founder’s diverse private collection of Canadian and international paintings, sculptures and artifacts including several Group of Seven pieces. Periodic recitals, readings, lectures and touring exhibits. Tea room facilities. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, closed public holidays and holiday weekends unless otherwise posted. ESTEVAN Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 This public gallery offers a free exchange of ideas and perspectives to reflect the rapidly expanding social and cultural diversity. With the collaboration of provincial and national institutions, the gallery seeks to make contemporary art accessible, meaningful, and vital to diverse audiences of all ages. Tues to Fri 8:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 1 pm - 4 pm. LUMSDEN, SK Commercial Gallery LETTERBOX GALLERY 220 James Street N, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0 T. 306-731-3300 MEACHAM Commercial Gallery THE HAND WAVE GALLERY Box 145, 409 3 Ave N, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221 Presenting the work of 75 Saskatchewan artists and artisans for more than 20 years with changing gallery exhibitions during May through December. Works in fibre, glass, metal, wood and with a large selection in clay including the work of Charley Ferrero and Anita Rocamora. Thur to Mon 11 am - 6 pm; 1 am - 6 pm Oct through May; by appt Jan through Mar, 55 km east of Saskatoon.


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Fresh lunches, homemade desserts and special teas/coffees in the TeaRoom. Located one hour south of Moose Jaw at the junction of Highways 2 and 13.

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WOODLANDS GALLERY 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E2 T. 204-947-0700 F. 204-488-3306

THE MANITOBA MUSEUM 190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 T. 204-956-2830 F. 204-942-3679

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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.

SASKATCHEWAN: Diabolique, (Part 1) March 26 to June 4, 2010, (Part 2) June 18 to August 14, 2010, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon

Curator Amanda Cachia came upon the idea for Diabolique through the work of ten powerful female artists. In 2008 she created a show at the Dunlop Art Gallery, where she’s director/curator, called Pandora’s Box, which surveyed work by artists Jake & Dinos Chapman, including Kara Walker, Wangechi Mutu, and Annie Pootoogook, centring on social and his- War, painted bronze, 2004 torical themes of female sexuality, and touching on violence against women. “It made me want to look at violence and conflict on a more general level,” she says. The result is Diabolique, which Canadian Art named one of the top ten shows in Canada of 2009 when it opened at the Dunlop. This summer it arrives, in two parts, at the Kenderdine Gallery in Saskatoon. Next spring it will show at the Military Museums in Calgary. The context for each of the 22 works in the show — by artists including Jake and Dinos Chapman, Rebecca Belmore, David Garneau, Althea Thauberger, Douglas Coupland, and Raymond Pettibon — is contemporary conflict. The exhibition is split into two parts to accommodate its sheer volume, but Cachia finds that fitting, as well. It mirrors the two World Wars, two of the most compelling conflicts of the 20th century — just when they thought it was over, the violence began again. — Jill Sawyer MELFORT Public Gallery SHERVEN-SMITH ART GALLERY 206 Bemister Ave East, Box 310 Melfort, SK S0E 1A0 T. 306-752-4177 F. 306-752-5556 MELVILLE Public Gallery GALLERY WORKS AND THE 3RD DIMENSION 800 Prince Edward St PO Box 309 Melville, SK S0A 2P0 T. 306-728-4494 MOOSE JAW Commercial Galleries CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHICS 134 Main Street N Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 3J7 T. 306-692-4449 YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1 T. 306-693-7600 F. 306-693-7602 Showcasing the award-winning works of Yvette Moore, her gallery features her original artwork, limited edition prints, framed artcards and art plaques along with the works of over 70 other artisans, shown amid the copper grandeur of the former 1910 Land Titles Office. Food service. Corner Fairford and 1 Ave. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun (Late May - Dec) noon - 4 pm. Public Gallery MOOSE JAW MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Crescent Park, 461 Langdon Crescent Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0X6 T. 306-692-4471 F. 306-694-8016

86 Galleries West Summer 2010 NORTH BATTLEFORD Public Galleries ALLEN SAPP GALLERY 1-Railway Ave, PO Box 460 North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1760 F. 306-445-1694 Allen Sapp is one of Canada’s pre-eminent painters. His art captures the experience of the Northern Plains Cree at the turn of the last century. This award-winning public gallery offers visitors dynamic and innovative exhibitions infused with art, artifacts and multi-screen presentations that set it apart. Spring and Summer Daily 11 am - 5 pm; Fall and Winter Wed to Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. CHAPEL GALLERY 891 99 St, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1757 F. 306-445-1009 PRINCE ALBERT Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF PRINCE ALBERT 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-953-4814 THE GRACE CAMPBELL GALLERY 125 12 St E, Prince Albert, SK S6V 1B7 T. 306-763-8496 F. 306-763-3816 REGINA Artist-run Gallery NEUTRAL GROUND 203-1856 Scarth St, Regina, SK S4P 2G3 T. 306-522-7166 F. 306-522-5075

Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2266 Smith St, Regina, SK S4P 2P4 T. 306-522-0997 F. 306-522-5624 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.

NEW GALLERY The Sherven-Smith Art Gallery is now open in the new Kerry Vickar Centre in Melfort. MCINTYRE GALLERY 2347 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2S3 T. 306-757-4323 Established in 1985 to promote the work of contemporary Saskatchewan artists. A particularly strong representation by women artists and regularly features emerging artists. Regular exhibitions in diverse media: oil and acrylic, watercolours, collages, drawings, original prints, fabric art and furniture. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. MYSTERIA GALLERY 2706 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-522-0080 F. 306-522-5410 Mysteria Gallery is an artist-owned venue for established and emerging local artists. Explore diverse media in a modern context. Experience fine art and fine jewelry in a fresh atmosphere. Mon to Sat noon - 5:30 pm or by appt. NOUVEAU GALLERY 2146 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2T9 T. 306-569-9279 At Nouveau Gallery, formerly the Susan Whitney Gallery, look forward to works by many of Saskatchewan’s most recognized artists, the continuation of the Whitney Gallery’s vision plus a few surprises as Meagan Perreault puts her personal stamp on the new gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, and by appt. TRADITIONS HANDCRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 Traditions exhibits the work of professional craft artisans who have successfully completed the exacting jury process of the Saskatchewan Craft Council. The gallery carries a full range of fine craft media, including ceramics, wood, fibre, metal, glass, and jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WILLOW STUDIO REGINA 3424 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1P7 T. 306-522-9226 F. 306-566-3278 Cooperative Gallery ART X 9 GALLERY 410 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK S4N 0P6 T. 306-347-0481 Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF REGINA Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St Regina, SK S4T 3N9 T. 306-522-5940 F. 306-522-5944 Features contemporary art with an emphasis on

Saskatchewan artists. Exhibitions change frequently. Access via 15 Ave and McTavish St. Mon to Thur 1 pm - 5 pm and 6:30 pm - 9 pm. Fri to Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. ATHOL MURRAY ARCHIVES & MUSEUM Box 100, Wilcox, SK S0G 5E0 T. 306-732-2080 Extn: 121 F. 306-732-2075 DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311, Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-777-6040 F. 306-949-7264 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 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. ROBSART Commercial Gallery ROBSART ART WORKS SE corner of town Robsart, SK T. 306-299-4445 Artists portray the buildings of Robsart in the “Old Town Art Show and Sale” at Robsart Art Works, featuring photography, drawings and paintings as well as wood, wool and pottery. Visitors can also create their own art at “Drop by and Draw Classes” ($10). July and August: Wed to Sat 1 pm - 4 pm. SASKATOON Artist-run Galleries A.K.A. GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-0044 F. 306-652-9924 PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-5502 F. 306-652-9924 Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 Established in 1978, the gallery’s primary emphasis is on senior and mid-career Saskatchewan artists while also representing several established western Canadian painters and overseeing a number of artist estates. Presents a year round exhibition schedule alternating solo and group exhibitions. Centrally located downtown in the Traveller’s Block Annex. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 Represent primarily Saskatchewan artists such as Ches Anderson, Lou Chrones, Alamgir Huque, Caroline James, Cecilia Jurgens, Ken Lonechild, Mary Masters, Duane Panko, Linda Jane Schmid and Regina Seib who create abstract and representational art. Maintain a small collection of Inuit sculpture and estate art. Regular exhibitions. Tues to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. DARRELL BELL GALLERY 317-220 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1 T. 306-955-5701 Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art with an em-

phasis 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 ROUGE GALLERY 208 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-955-8882 THE STALL GALLERY 105-120 Sonnenschein Way Saskatoon, SK S7M 1M8 T. 306-653-0800 WILLOW STUDIO SASKATOON 148 2 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2B2 T. 306-979-9226 F. 306-979-9227 Willow Studio includes local artists as well as established artists from across Canada in their gallery and design locations in Calgary, Regina and Saskatoon. Artists change from time-to-time with regular mid-month Friday openings. They also show custom-made furniture, unique accessories, and specialty carpets and offer in-home consultations. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Public Galleries DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE University of Saskatchewan, 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8 T. 306-966-8384 GORDON SNELGROVE GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4 T. 306-966-4208 KENDERDINE ART GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Dr - 2nd level, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-966-4571 F. 306-978-8340

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

There are multiple layers of mean-

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

styles and techniques of northern and

THE GALLERY AT FRANCES MORRISON LIBRARY 311 23rd Street East, Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6 T. 306-975-7566 F. 306-975-7766 ga.html

sealskin, beading — the dolls have

ing in the works in the Yukon Arts Centre’s summer show, called Sewing Our Traditions. Developed by YAC for exhibition during the Cultural Olympiad in Vancouver, the show brings together a collection of more than 50 handmade dolls, each depicting northwest coast Aboriginal dress, traditional and contemporary. Using traditional materials — leather, a heritage quality to them, along with an aesthetic beauty. Curated by Jennifer Bowen, the dolls reflect the unique skill involved in many

WANUSKEWIN HERITAGE PARK GALLERY RR #4, Penner Rd, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J7 T. 306-931-6767 F. 306-931-4522 Toll Free: 877-547-6546

of these traditional handicrafts, passed from one generation to the next. Sewing Our Traditions is on at YAC in Whitehorse from


June 3 to August 28. RIGHT: A doll

Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT 411 Herbert St E, Swift Current, SK S9H 1M5 T. 306-778-2736 F. 306-773-8769 Features exhibitions of regional, provincial and national works of art. Discovery Tours and activities for groups, special events, receptions, conferences, music, films, readings, studio workshops and courses. Mon to Thur 2 - 5 pm and 7 - 9 pm, Fri to Sun 1 - 5 pm, Closed Sun in Jul and Aug. VAL MARIE Commercial Gallery GRASSLANDS GALLERY 1-101 Centre St, PO Box 145 Val Marie, SK S0N 2T0 T. 306-298-7782 At the gateway to Grasslands National Park, the Val

from the Sewing our Traditions exhibition at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Marie region is a land of rolling hills, rugged coulees and steep ravines centred on the Frenchman River Valley. The gallery shows original paintings by Saskatchewan artists, with a range of subjects and media reflecting the grasslands experience. Thurs to Sun noon - 4 pm, May 20 - Sept 5 and long weekend Mondays. Call for seasonal hours. 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

SASKATCHEWAN: Mel Bolen, Melcontent, July 2 to August 12, 2010, The Hand Wave Gallery, Meacham

Saskatchewan master potter Mel Bolen grew up in Regina in a house without art. He studied engineering in the 1960s but was smitten when he took a pottery course, and since then he’s spent 40 years in the ‘clay biz’ producing innovative functional and sculptural work. Bolen’s current exhibition, Melcontent, at The Hand Wave Gallery continues the advances he made for his Induction show in Saskatoon in October last year. “I spent 16 months on a tangent,” Bolen explains. “I took some risks and really scared myself. When the new work was exhibited, it just about sold out. I knew I was on to something as a lot of my peers, who aren’t wealthy, invested in the work.” The new works in question, which are sculptural in shape, are also salt-fired. “The whole kiln turns into a glazing atmosphere. I stack the pieces, laying one work atop the other. The finished pieces look like tide pools in B.C., or a galaxy.” The fat, gourd-like shapes have been pushed to the limit, and have the stretch marks to prove it. And while Bolen agrees he can still fall back on producing functional works, the fine art sculptures he produces in his church studio in the Carmel Hills keep him Mel Bolen, Frozen Drop, —- Patricia Dawn Robertson stoneware clay, wheel thrown, engaged.

altered, carved, with glaze and

Represented by The Hand Wave Gallery, Meacham;

terra sigillata surfaces, fired

Lando Gallery, Edmonton; Pacific Gallery, Saska-

in a salt vapour kiln, 2009.

toon; North Star Pottery, Humboldt, Sask.

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

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 INUVIK Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES INUVIK Box 2398, 115 Mackenzie Rd Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 T. 867-777-2786 F. 867-777-4430 WHITEHORSE Commercial Galleries COPPER MOON GALLERY 3 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 Cooperative Gallery YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK COOPERATIVE 3 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 T. 867-393-4848 Public Gallery YUKON ARTS CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY 300 College Dr, PO Box 16 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9 T. 867-667-8485

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YELLOWKNIFE Commercial Gallery BIRCHWOOD GALLERY 26-4910 50 Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5 T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375 Locally owned and operated, Birchwood Gallery presents contemporary works from well-known and respected artists from across Canada in an enticingly visual yet calming atmosphere. Committed to supporting and contributing to the arts and culture of Yellowknife, Birchwood frequently schedules work presentations by their artists throughout the year. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 6 pm. Cooperative Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES YELLOWKNIFE Box 935, 4801 Franklin Avenue Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7 T. 867-873-5944 F. 867-873-9224 Owned and operated by Arctic Cooperatives Ltd,

the gallery features Canada’s largest selection of Inuit and Dene art and crafts. The collection includes Inuit prints and sculpture in stone, antler, bone and ivory along with wall hangings, Dene crafts, apparel and jewellery. Located in the heart of downtown Yellowknife at Franklin Ave and 48 St. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. Public Gallery PRINCE OF WALES NORTHERN HERITAGE CENTRE 4750 48 St, PO Box 1320 Yellowknife, NT X1A L29 T. 867-873-7551 F. 867-873-0205 The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is a resource for the discovery of Aboriginal and European history in the North and for exploration of Northern flora and fauna. More than a museum, the Centre also supports and promotes local artists featuring “Fragments: Bronze Sculpture by Blake” from May 14 to Sep 5. (September to May) Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sat, Sun noon - 5 pm. (June to August) daily 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.

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


ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS - ART ACQUISITION 10708 - 105 Ave Edmonton, AB T5H 0A1 T. 780-427-9968 The Alberta Foundation for the Arts invites eligible artists resident in Alberta to submit artworks for consideration for purchase to its Art Acquisition before Application project deadline: October 1, 2010. Download guidelines and application forms from the internet or call for further information. (For toll-free access dial 310-0000.)

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KINGSTON PRIZE CANADIAN PORTRAIT COMPETITION Kingston Arts Council, PO Box 1005 Kingston, ON K7L 4X8 T. 613-769-7372 The Kingston Arts Council announces the Kingston Prize for 2011, 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, 2011. First prize $10,000; plus Honourable Mentions and People’s Choice. Details on website.


29TH ANNUAL CALGARY STAMPEDE WESTERN ART SHOW JULY 9 - 18, 2010 Hall D, BMO Centre at Stampede Park, Calgary, AB T. 403-261-0101 Since 1977, the Western Art Show has presented well-known western artists whose work is indicative of the heritage and grandeur of the west, depicting themes of western prairie/mountain culture, lifestyle, heritage, and characters; art that is diverse in medium and subject including: ranching, landscapes, rodeo, agriculture, First Nations, florals, portraits; architecture and wildlife. ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS TRAVELLING EXHIBITION PROGRAM Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Calgary, Medic, AB T. 403-502-8586 Through four regional coordinators, TREX presents the work of Alberta artists in exhibitions designed to be affordable experiences at only $60.00 per booking -- including the costs of insurance and shipping and exhibition interpretation, plus educational and promotional materials. The exhibitions tour Alberta communities and are adaptable to schools, libraries, small museums and other community facilities. DRAWN - ARTISTS & DRAWINGS FESTIVAL, JULY 17 - AUGUST 7, 2010 Vancouver, BC For three weeks in July and August, Vancouver-area galleries and museums come together annually to host an series of exhibitions devoted to the medium of drawing. The first celebration of its kind in Canada, this unique multi-venue event will include a program of free lectures, gallery tours, exhibition openings, artist talks, a symposium, and more. Details available June 1, 2010.

THE WORKS ART & DESIGN FESTIVAL -- JUNE 25- JULY 7, 2010 Downtown Edmonton, AB T. 780-426-2122 Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010, The Works is the largest FREE outdoor Art & Design Festival in North America, showcasing over 500 artists at more than 30 sites taking over one square mile of Edmonton’s downtown core. There are workshops, demonstrations, lectures and exhibits about urbanization, war and sustainability.


CALGARY ARTWALK Multiple public and Commercial Galleries Calgary, AB THIRD WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER Visit Calgary galleries and artist studios to discover the quality and variety of artists’ work available in Calgary in a friendly and casual atmosphere. The event is free. Many venues provide refreshments and host special events. Great for art students, collectors and for the novice to meet artists and watch creativity happen before their eyes. Maps and participating galleries on website. GALLERY WALK OF EDMONTON October 16 and 17, 2010 Edmonton, AB The first gallery walk of its kind in Canada was formed in 1981 to promote both art and artists of merit within the community, focusing especially on work by Canadian artists. The eight member galleries are easily accessible within a nine block walking distance. There are two self-guided events presented per year. Unique exhibitions are planned for gallery walks. Details on website. SOUTHWEST QUEST FOR SASKATCHEWAN ART AND HISTORY T. 360-299-4445 Self-guided tour with galleries, museums, workshops and historical venues. Strong prairie lines. Soft Cypress Hills curves. Jagged evergreens. Viridian poplars. Golden grasses. Cerulean sky. Create Art. Red uniforms. Whispering moccasins. Menacing T.rex teeth. Pioneer endurance. Bawling bison calves. Exploring history. Cypress Hills Destination Area – Yellow Driving Loop including Fort Walsh, Consul, Robsart, OMB, Eastend. July and August.




BILL VINCENT ART CONSULTANT Calgary, AB T. 403-919-6675 With over 15 years experience as an Art Director, Bill Vincent has created a new business with a fresh approach in catering to clients searching for unique works of art. Focus is on superior service including in-home or corporate consultations, and installations. Bill Vincent Art Consulting is also acting as an artist agent for Canadian artists Allan Dagnall and Wendy Lamont. EMOTESART Winnipeg, MB T. 204-294-6324 Representing select contemporary Canadian artists including Shirley Elias and Alexus.


LEVIS FINE ART AUCTIONS, APPRAISALS & ART STORAGE 1739 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0K1 T. 403-541-9099 From a single item to a complete collection, Levis can safely store artwork. The company offers professional and knowledgeable staff, a safe and confidential environment, a thorough security system, controlled temperature and constant on-site presence. Costs are based on a rate of $10.00 per cubic foot per month. For larger collections volume rates are available. PETER S BLUNDELL - APPRAISALS PO Box 6, Vernon, BC V1T 6M1 T. 250-542-4540 Trained by the International Society of Appraisers, Mr. Blundell is an independent appraiser, consultant, lecturer and security advisor, specializing in antiques, art and estate household treasures. He makes house calls and is prepared to travel throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Inquiries about fund-raising ideas are welcomed.


CANADIAN ART AUCTION 1184 Oxford Street, White Rock, BC V4B 3P6 T. 604-536-3049 Observing that “Artists and their art are not always important at the same time”, Canadian Art Auction features the art of emerging artists and new masters who have paid their dues, but have not yet been discovered by the world auction houses. Up to four on-line auctions a year -- fine art, decorator art, collectibles and limited editions. Check website for details. LANDO ART AUCTIONS 11130 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 F. 780-990-1153 They hold a minimum of three catalogued auctions a year of Canadian and international fine art. Individual and corporate consignments welcome. Appraisals for insurance, donation, estate settlement, family division and other purposes. Call or email for a confidential appointment. Mon to Fri 10 am 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt.


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


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


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


ON THE LEVEL ART INSTALLATIONS T. 403-263-7226 A fully insured, full service fine arts handling company with 24 years experience providing consulting, design and installation service throughout western Canada. Art Lessons LEADING EDGE ART WORKSHOPS 28-1911 Spiller Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4G5 T. 403-233-7389 Learn and develop your creative talents through instruction by renowned professional artists from Canada and USA. Workshops for all levels, in all mediums, watercolour, acrylic, oil, mixed media, creativity, drawing. Workshops are two to five days; February to November; good studio space with great light; in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg. Original art available online.


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


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

NEW AGENT Bill Vincent recently launched his art consulting and artist representative business. ART SUPPLIES

ARTISTS EMPORIUM 1610 St James St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2 T. 204-772-2421 A Canadian based company supplying highest quality products since 1977 with over 100,000 items offered in a 12,000 square feet retail space. The fun-friendly atmosphere extends from the free Saturday morning art classes, through the extensive art library and spinning the roulette wheel at their annual Artists Open House. They are committed to maintaining a high level of inventory at competitive prices while continually expanding product lines. Mon to Thur 9 am - 6 pm, Fri til 9 pm, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. CLASSIC GALLERY FRAMING INC 3376 Sexsmith Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 7S5 T. 250-765-6116 F. 250-765-6117 Toll Free: 800-892-8855 High quality mouldings, liners and liner profiles are produced by utilizing the most efficient manufacturing processes combined with the care and detail that comes with creating handcrafted products. All steps of production are done inside their factory. The full range of products may be previewed online and are available through most fine art dealers and framers. FOLKGRAPHIS FRAMES 15912 116 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5M 3S5 T. 780-382-3655 F. 780-454-8404 Toll Free: 800-661-9718 Folkgraphis Frames is a wholly-owned family operation as a wholesale distributor and manufacturer of picture framing supplies, custom mirrors and mantles. Suppliers include Roma Moulding, Nielsen & Bainbridge, Crescent Cardboard, Peterboro, Fletcher-Terry, Pistorius, Bienfang and Cadres Verbec. They also mill and finish their own line of custom wood mouldings. Mon to Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm. INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 1006 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 Store claims best selection and prices in Calgary on pre-stretched canvas and canvas on the roll. Golden Acrylics and Mediums with everyday prices below retail. Volume discounts on the complete selection of Stevenson Oils, Acrylics and Mediums. Other name-brand materials, brushes, drawing supplies, easels, an extensive selection of paper and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 132 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 403-283-2288 Fine art supplies featuring Winsor & Newton, Golden, Liquitex, Maimeri and other quality products, as well as friendly, knowledgeable advice. Books, magazines, and art class information. Custom canvas service -- all sizes and types of canvas, including linen. Senior, student and professional discounts. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur till 8 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. MONA LISA ARTISTS’ MATERIALS 1518 7 St SW Calgary, AB T2R 1A7 T. 403-228-3618 Welcome to one of Western Canada’s largest fine art supply retailers. Established in 1959, Mona Lisa provides excellent customer service combined with a broad spectrum of products and technical knowledge. Clients from beginner to professional, find everything they need to achieve their artistic goals. Volume discounts and full-time student and senior discounts available. Mon - Fri 8 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES T. 604-435-9991 F. 604-435-9941 Toll Free: 800-663-6953 Opus has stores in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, North Vancouver, and Langley, plus online shopping and mail order service. They offer an extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies. Check them out online, or drop by for some inspiration. They also produce an e-newsletter full of sales, art news and articles, and provide ëhow to’ handouts and artist demos. Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource. STUDIO TODOROVIC 110-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-450-1917 Strategically located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Studio Todorovic carries a selection of artistgrade materials. Brands carried are Golden Acrylics & Mediums, M.Graham Oils & Watercolours, Lyra, Speedball, Local Organic Beeswax, Gotrick Canvas and more. Student discounts with ID. Store will price-match local shops only. Mon - Fri 10 am to 6 pm, Sat 11 am to 6 pm. THE GALLERY/ART PLACEMENT INC. 228 3 Ave S (back lane entrance) Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3931 Professional artists, University art students, art educators and weekend artists rely on The Gallery/Art Placement’s art supply store for fine quality materials and equipment at reasonable prices. A constantly expanding range of materials from acrylics, oils and watercolours, to canvas, brushes, specialty paper, soapstone and accessories. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm.


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

KEITH BIRD: Mushum...! What IS That? May 19 to June 25, 2010 Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre 2420 Elphinstone Street, PO Box 1790, Regina, SK S4P 3C8 (306) 522-5940

Keith Bird, “The Clans”, detail

Sponsored by SaskCulture, Saskatchewan Lotteries, SaskTel, Greystone Managed Investments Inc.


11148 - 81 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6G 0S5

Phone: (780) 431-0151 Email:

EXECUTIVE WELCOME WAGON T. 403-263-0175 Operating in major cities across Canada, this unique, professional greeting service was developed on the well-established and proven policies of the Welcome Wagon company which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. The service offers orientation information and gifts of welcome, without obligation and by appointment only, to senior executives at the time of appointment and/or arrival in the city. Visit request forms available online.

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HENRY HUNT (1923 – 1985)


n 1941, the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria opened Thunderbird Park on a small piece of land adjacent to the museum. Centred around the historic Helmcken House on the same site, it was a small but growing collection of authentic examples of northwest coast art — poles, grave markers, and other ceremonial carvings by the Haida, Songhees, Nuu-cha-nulth, and Kwakwaka’wakw people. By the early 1950s, the carvings had started to decay, and the museum hired a carver to replicate the existing poles, and create new carvings based on original works from sites along the west coast. Kwakwaka’wakw chief Mungo Martin was hired as head carver, and he brought in his stepson, Henry Hunt, to assist him. Based on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, the Kwakwaka’wakw carvers are known for poles and masks carved with traditional hand tools, faces and figures with theatrical expressions, and bright painting outlined in sharp contrast. Martin learned the art from his own stepfather, Charlie James, and would go on to design and build the spectacularly painted house at Thunderbird Park, known as Wawadit’la. Descended from the Tlingit ethnologist and interpreter George Hunt, Henry had been a fisherman and logger in Fort Rupert before traveling to Victoria to assist his stepfather as a carver. When Martin died in 1962, Henry Hunt succeeded him as chief carver, passing on the skills and techniques to his own sons, Richard, Tony, and Stanley, who would become master carvers and acclaimed artists. For 20 years, Henry oversaw the work at Thunderbird Park. During that time, the Government of British Columbia would commis-

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sion Henry and Tony to create smaller, authentically carved presentation poles to give to visiting VIPs and dignitaries. Carved from sturdy yellow cedar and usually about 18 inches tall, they were taller and heavier than the standard “tourist” carvings popularizing west coast Aboriginal art. Over the years they were associated with the museum, the Hunts carved dozens of these presentation pieces, about 80 per cent of them for visiting heads of state and other VIPs. They were given to Lester Pearson, Lyndon Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, and many others. Because these carvings were given as state gifts, it’s rare that one will reappear on the market. Ian Sigvaldason of Pegasus Gallery on Salt Spring Island was contacted a few months ago by a family in Germany interested in selling this piece, which had been presented in 1967 (most likely to West German Vice Chancellor Willy Brandt). Sigvaldason had represented works by Henry Hunt, mostly masks, so knew the artist’s work well. “The masks don’t come up for sale very often,” he says “and this presentation pole was a great coup to get back to Canada.” This line of carvers, from Charlie James through Mungo Martin, to Henry Hunt and his sons, and the family of artists who surrounded them, had a monumental impact on the preservation of techniques, motifs, and stories that have kept the Kwakwaka’wakw culture present throughout their traditional territory, and their work, historical and contemporary, has promoted that culture around the world. — Jill Sawyer Henry Hunt, VIP Presentation Pole, yellow cedar, 1967. Pegasus Gallery, Salt Spring Island, B.C.





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