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Up front in the visual arts Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre

Senior Alberta artists create contemporary art space outside Calgary

ue west of Calgary, on the furthest outskirts of the city, artists Katie Ohe and Harry Kiyooka have lived and worked together for 31 years on an acreage in Springbank. This spring, they announced that they would be establishing a new place for artists on their property, developing the acreage and two art studios into the Kiyooka Ohe Art Centre (KOAC), which they plan as a home base for a full schedule of contemporary art exhibitions, talks, workshops, and residencies. Already sitting on 20 acres, the KOAC board has undertaken a plan of improvements to the property — including rehabilitating an on-site wetland, and beginning development on a sculpture and botanical garden, with pavilion. The Centre has embarked on a three-year fundraising and development program, for completing work on the grounds. Kiyooka and Ohe, both members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, will build the Centre’s endowment with the donation of their own work, as well as their joint art collection. Kiyooka is a respected painter and teacher, professor emeritus at the University of Calgary and founding member of the Calgary Contemporary Arts Society and the Triangle Gallery. Ohe is one of western Canada’s most respected sculptors, working in large-scale metal constructions. An instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design, she’s also known for her public commissions, including The Garden of Learning at the University of Calgary. Together, they envision KOAC as a dynamic, retreat-like setting to showcase outdoor sculpture in particular — they cite sculpture gardens like the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, and Hakone Open-Air Museum in Japan as inspirations. 16 Galleries West Summer 2011

Katie Ohe and Harry Kiyooka, at their home in Springbank, with their art collection.




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A.J. Casson, Ontario Farmhouse, oil, c. 1938, 20" x 24". At Mayberry Fine Art's new Toronto location.

the Bee Kingdom Collective glass designers, and painters David Foy and Jennifer Saleik. Mayberry Gallery launches with three dozen Cassons The Winnipeg-based Mayberry Fine Art Gallery, known for its collection of historical Canadian paintings, packed up 38 canvases by A.J. Casson and set off for Toronto this past spring. Opening the doors of a Toronto branch of the gallery, they launched with the Casson show, one of the widest-ranging collections of paintings by the Group of Seven master offered in one exhibition. Most of the works were painted within a five-decade span, from the 1920s to the 1960s (Casson was the longest-lived of the Group of Seven), but the show also includes a few pieces created into the 1970s and 80s. Most are plein-air watercolours and oils. The gallery bought the paintings over the course of two years, from a variety of private collections in Canada and internationally, and most were for sale with prices of $20,000 to $125,000. Born in 1898, Casson had his first exhibition in 1921 (first showing in 1922 with the Group of Seven). He was known for his landscapes of Continued on page 19



Province of Alberta awards Jane Ash-Poitras Given only every two years to senior artists in all disciplines, painter and mixed media artist Jane Ash Poitras was given one of two (with writer Robert Kroetsch) 2011 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards. The $30,000 award was presented in April in St. Albert, as part of that city’s 150th anniversary celebration. Poitras is the first visual artist to be given the award, which was first presented in 2005. Born in a Cree community in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta and raised in Edmonton, Poitras graduated with a degree in printmaking from the University of Alberta. She has created a masterful practice in prints and mixed media, bringing elements of history, politics, and Aboriginal culture to all her large-scale, collagelike paintings. She’s had solo shows at galleries including the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec. Poitras is also known for her lectures on art and culture, and is a longstanding sessional instructor at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies. Organizers of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards also recognize emerging Alberta artists in all disciplines, with a $10,000 biannual prize. In 2010, the award was given to visual artists including


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National Arts Centre hosts Prairie Scene

Crowd of Saskatchewan and Manitoba artists bring the party to Ottawa


ollowing on successful festivals that brought art and culture from Canada’s regions to the nation’s capital, this spring Ottawa’s National Arts Centre will host a city-wide celebration of the fine and performing arts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Prairie Scene (which follows previous years’ festivals including Atlantic Scene, Alberta Scene, Quebec Scene, and BC Scene) will bring more than 100 musicians, performers, literary, visual, and new media artists from the heartland to eastern Ontario. When the “Scenes” were conceived in 2003, the NAC had just compiled a strategic plan that laid out a new mandate. “We decided we definitely had to focus more on our national role,” says Heather Moore, director of Prairie Scene. “Funding had become much tighter in the 80s and 90s, and we got defiantly local.” Expanding the mandate led to a program of outreach that sent the National Arts Centre Orchestra on tour across Canada, and established partnerships with regional companies for performing arts. “Then we thought, why don’t we invite people to come here,” Moore adds. The idea had multiple benefits — giving regional artists a grand showcase in Ottawa, and creating a lively, festive event for the city. Since Atlantic Scene in 2003, the idea has grown to include a much richer showcase in particular for visual artists, and the Prairie Scene is set to break out even further. It’s a huge undertaking, and one that requires multiple forces to collide in order to create the roster of exhibitions. Moore says that partner galleries in Otta-

wa, including the SAW Gallery and the Ottawa Art Gallery, which have had good results with previous scenes, come on-board almost automatically to host shows. This year, the Firestone Collection at the Ottawa Art Gallery will show works from its historic collection by prairie artists, including Lionel Lemoyne Fitzgerald, Charles Comfort, Otto Rogers, and Walter J. Phillips. The OAG will also bring Mind the Gap to Ottawa, the fantastic survey of contemporary Saskatchewan artists created by Regina’s Dunlop Art Gallery, and featuring work by artists including Wally Dion, Nancy Lowry, Stacia Verigin, and Amalie Atkins. In conjunction with Winnipeg-based Free Associates artists and curators collective, the SAW Gallery will host Take Me to Your Leader / Lead Me to Your Taker, with work by artists including Ming Hon, Divya Mehra, and Hope Peterson. Ottawa’s Gallery 101 partnered with Winnipeg’s Urban Shaman for Pimaskweyaw, curated by Leanne L’Hirondelle and Amber Dawn Bear-Robe, about the experience of Aboriginal women in Saskatchewan, and including work by Joi Arcand, Robin Brass, and Jackie Traverse. “We rely on the connections and curatorial skills of local galleries in Ottawa,” Moore says. As projects are proposed, the NAC also looks for interesting spaces to house them, reaching out to creative partners along the way. Anthony Kiendl of Winnipeg’s

Plug-In Institute for Contemporary Art and curator Noam Gonick will install Winter Kept Us Warm in a space that was a former courthouse-turned-dance studio. The show is an extravaganza of Winnipeg psycho-social identity, exploring the reasons that Winnipeg is such a strangely fertile creative hothouse, and including work by artists like Marcel Dzama, Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline, Diana Thorneycroft, Cliff Eyland, and Andrew Valko. For the first time in Scene lore, the NAC’s lobby will also become exhibition space, home to a large-scale print by Edward Poitras called 1885, and an installation by Saskatchewan artist Adrian Stimson called Re-Herd. For Moore and her fellow organizers, the Scene is expected to open a few eyes to the variety of prairie culture — the same thing happened with Alberta Scene, in which eastern Canadians discovered that there’s more to Alberta than Ian Tyson and cowboy art (thought that was represented at Alberta Scene too). “We don’t set out to break down stereotypes,” she says. “But it happens.” Top left: L.L. Fitzgerald, Prairie Homestead, oil on canvas, 1925. Above: Adrian Stimson, Re-Herd, installation detail. Left: Edward Poitras, 1885, installation, 1993.

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Sudarshan Shetty, History of Loss, Plexiglas, aluminum, steel. Installed as part of the Vancouver Biennale.


more populous regions of southern Ontario, and his crisp, stylized landscapes and depictions of the wilderness of the province’s central lake region. Theft closes Vancouver Biennale installation Twice the target of thieves, Indian artist Sudarshan Shetty’s sculpture History of Loss was permanently de-installed from the Vancouver Biennale. Originally installed at the King Edward Canada Line station on Cambie Street, the work was Shetty’s Canadian debut, and was originally expected to remain installed until the Biennale finished in June. It was an enticing work from the beginning — a five-tiered stack of model Volkswagen Beetles encased in Plexiglas, like an oversized Matchbox carrying case. Cast in aluminum and steel from a single mold, and then dropped or damaged to make each model unique, the work is about nostalgia and desire, and the relics created by our engine-driven consumer society. The work was first targeted last spring, when one of the models was stolen. It was subsequently recovered after an anonymous tip was called in. A second car was stolen in November, and hasn’t been

recovered. It was after that second theft that Biennale organizers decided to take the work down — though Shetty hadn’t requested it — to protect it from further potential damage. Emily Carr to recognize emerging Aboriginal artists Emily Carr University of Art and Design will double efforts to assist and recognize young Aboriginal artists. With a donation of $20,000 over two years, ECUAD will create a new scholarship program for Aboriginal students, and establish the RBC Emerging Aboriginal Artist Award, an annual cash prize that will recognize one student. Enrolment by Aboriginal students has been rising over the years, and school administrators have been looking for ways to enhance the student experience for them, and make it more secure. Vancouver Art Gallery gets conditional site The Vancouver City Council has given tacit approval for development of a site at Georgia and Cambie Streets for the new, purpose-built Vancouver Art Gallery. Responding to a proposal from the gallery to build there on city-owned land (it’s currently a parking lot adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and was formerly the site of the Greyhound Bus Depot), the city told gallery trustees the request would be granted conditionally.


For the first time together, The Art Gallery of Calgary presents John Hall, Joice M. Hall, Janine Hall and Jarvis Hall. One of Alberta’s most established family of artists, this exhibition celebrates the talents of the Halls, including Jarvis Hall’s highly regarded, frame-making practice. Artist Talk and Sneak Preview: Thursday, April 28, 2011 6-8pm Guest Curator: Anne Ewen Janine Hall, Rain Song, 2005, John Hall, Rattle, 2011, Joice M. Hall, Celestial Rays, 2010, Jarvis Hall, replica French compo giltwood Louis XV (18th cent.) sweep frame, 2008

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Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Prizes honour Vancouver artists, Calgary-based critic


gouache on paper, 2009. Above right: Vancouver filmmaker David Rimmer.

VAG trustees will have two years to prove that a capital campaign can raise $300 million in order for the project to go ahead. The project, still in conceptual stages, could potentially also house a concert hall and an office tower. Councillors were interested in the idea of creating a new cultural district in the city’s centre. Development at the new location, and a new gallery, has been a long, drawn-out process. With the VAG's collection and ambitions far exceeding the gallery’s current building on Hornby Street, trustees turned down a recent proposal from the city to set aside land on False Creek for 20 Galleries West Summer 2011

the project, citing a high water table and potential damage to the building and the collection. The original master plan, established in 2004, called for a building of approximately 320,000 square feet, which would more than double the current space. Though no capital campaign has been officially launched, the gallery has already been pledged $50 million from the province, with another $40 million in pledges from donors and suppliers. Kingston Prize doubles in size With a generous new pledge from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, Canada’s national portrait competition will be

able to offer a larger award, beginning this year. A project of the Kingston Arts Council, the biannual Kingston Prize will now be worth $20,000, awarded for the top contemporary portrait by a Canadian artist. Two honourable mentions will receive $2,000 each. The 2011 Kingston Prize will be announced in November, following a preview exhibition of 30 finalists from across the country at the Firehall Theatre in Gananoque, Ontario, and coinciding with an exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. In February, the exhibition will travel to La Galerie d’art Desjardins in Drummondville, Quebec.

B.C. mine museum wins design prize After a remarkably quick turnaround, the redevelopment of the Brittania Mine Museum, just south of Squamish, B.C., has taken home a top design award from the Canadian Museum Association. Redeveloped in 2010 with a $15-million investment, the Museum was voted Best in Facility Development and Design at the CMA’s recent national conference. The Museum celebrates the heritage and culture of a mining industry that employed 60,000 people in the area between 1904 and 1974. The project preserved the Museum’s heritage sites,


Above: Michael Morris, Untitled, greyscale,

ancouver artists Michael Morris and David Rimmer join six other recipients of the 2011 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, including Calgary-based critic and writer Nancy Tousley, who was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution Award. Given to established artists for distinguished achievement, the GG is one of the most recognized awards in fine art in Canada. Co-founder of the Western Front Society, Vancouver’s first artist-run centre, Michael Morris also founded the Morris/Trasov Archive at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery at the University of British Columbia. He co-created the Image Bank in 1969, a national, and soon-international vehicle for the exchange of creative ideas, and a facilitator of mail art. His own art practice has spanned media from photography and film to paintings and prints, and his work is in the collections of galleries including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the National Gallery of Canada. An experimental filmmaker, David Rimmer has been at the forefront of Canada’s avantgarde film movement, exploring the technical and creative aspects of film as a medium, originally from Vancouver’s artist-run Intermedia Co-op. He’s taught at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, the University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University, and has screened his 40-plus films at galleries including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute. Along with Tousley, critic at the Calgary Herald for 30 years, first critic-in-residence at the Alberta College of Art and Design, and long-time contributor to Canadian Art magazine, other recipients of the 2011 GGs included media artist Genevieve Cadieux, Torontobased mixed-media artist Robert Fones, filmmaker Barbara Sternberg, and painter Shirley Wiitasalo. Halifax-based metal sculptor Kye-Yeon Son won the Saidye Bronfman Award for fine craft.


Daphne Odjig (right) at the launch of her stamps at Kelowna's Hambleton Galleries.

Bev Tosh - “Tender Steel” (detail), 2011; steel; 50” x 120”. Photo: Norman Dupuis The Alberta Society of Artists in partnership with The Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts presents


The contemporary Pulse of the Alberta Society of Artists is highlighted in this curated major exhibition of current ASA members working in nontraditional and unconventional modes. Rounding out this 80th anniversary celebration is a small selection of early members who fostered the Alberta art scene. A multi-faceted picture has been provided by curator Mary-Beth Laviolette. The exhibition will be presented at the Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts.

Exhibition dates: July 7 to August 25, 2011 Opening reception: July 7, 2011 @ 7:30pm Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts #104, 800 - Macleod Trail SE 403-262-1737 Adjacent to the Calgary Municipal Building Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday 11am to 5pm; Saturday 12pm to 4pm

salvaging many of the existing buildings and reusing materials. A new Visitors’ Centre reflects the West Coast environment, with Douglas fir and copper cladding, re-purposing materials to preserve the heritage site while updating the design. This latest project follows on the 2007 full restoration of the Museum’s Mill Building, a National Historic Site and one of the last gravity-fed concentrator mills left in North America — the spectacular building, lined with more than 14,000 panes of glass, has been the symbol of Brittania for most of its existence. Daphne Odjig stamped by Canada Post In February, Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna hosted the unveiling of three new stamps featuring the work of painter Daphne Odjig. Part of the Art Canada series (which also honoured artists including Yousuf Karsh, Homer Watson and Mary Pratt), the three stamps depict acrylic works including Spiritual Renewal (1984), Pow-wow Dancer (1978), and Pow-wow (1969). Each reflects the personal,


Woodland-inspired style Odjig has developed over the years (she was born in 1919). Originally from the Wikwemikong Reserve on Manitoulin Island, she’s descended from Potawatomi people who traveled north and settled on the Island. Odjig’s work began to be recognized in 1964, with a series of sketches of Cree people in Manitoba. In 2007, the Art Gallery of Sudbury and the National Art Gallery of Canada organized a grand, touring retrospective of her drawings and paintings, traveling to the galleries including the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The show marked the first time a female Aboriginal artist had a solo show at the National Gallery. Odjig lives and works in Penticton, B.C.

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Vahe Tokmajyan “Immigrant” 17” x 14” x 13” local sandstone

Celebrating ASA Immigrants of Distinction March 30 to May 29, 2011 Opening Reception: Sunday, April 3, 2011 1:30 to 3:30 pm

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In my opinion: In the early ‘50s, between the Automatistes and Painters 11, Winnipeg Abstraction ruled the roost


nterest in the history of abstract art abounds. We marked the centenary of the birth of fauvism and cubism, as well as Kandinsky’s seminal expressionist inventions. A recent Museum of Modern Art exhibition celebrated the glories of abstract expressionism. In Canada, a resurgence of critical attention upon the topic, anchored magnificently by Roald Nasgaard’s monograph, Abstract Painting in Canada, generated a flurry of books, articles and exhibitions. Many re-examined this history, and most focused attention on Quebec’s Automatistes and Toronto’s Painters Eleven (P11). But lost amidst all the celebrations is a fact less well-recalled. In 1950, four years prior to the formation of P11, the leading edge of adventurous experimentation in abstract art hailed from neither Montreal nor Toronto (nor for that matter Regina). Rather, the action was in Winnipeg.

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In fall 1950, The Winnipeg School of Art merged to become the School of Art, University of Manitoba (UM). Formerly solely a diploma program, the new UM department inaugurated the first BFA degree program in western Canada (Mount Allison was the only other Canadian university offering a BFA). To found the program, they enticed four recent MFA graduates from the University of Iowa to form the faculty — William McCloy, Richard Bowman, John Kacere and Robert Gadbois. Their principal instructor, legendary printmaker Mauricio Lasansky, imparted a humanist imprint upon generations of students such as David Hockney as well as western Canadian notable John Will. Roloff Beny received his MFA 1947 at Iowa, while Kacere was finishing his BFA there. Beny’s abstract art bears the unmistakable stamp of Lasansky and Stanley Hayter’s surrealist abstraction. They were joined by British modernist sculptor Cecil Richards. Roland Wise was added to the staff, along with Robert Nelson and another Iowa grad, Richard Williams. The faculty established impressive careers as professional artists, exhibiting frequently at distinguished national and international institutions. They all shared a commitment to surrealist-inspired abstraction and explored experimental media — enamel, fluorescent and new space-age paints. They conducted public workshops, offering instruction in the use of modern media, published technical papers, and offered numerous lectures and forums advocating the value of abstraction to the general public. Their brash, large-scale work often was banded together as a group for exhibitions and critique. Abstract modernism, as well as surrealism is an entrenched legacy of Winnipeg art. Takao Tanabe was granted use of a UM studio from fall 1950 and into 1951. He apprenticed in etching with Kacere and Bowman, printing the editions of some Bowman prints. Tanabe acquired a 1951 Bowman painting as well as the print K12 (subsequently gifted to the University of Lethbridge). His own art was included in important exhibitions alongside the UM faculty. Bowman’s fascinating life experiences are emblematic of the intriguing web of international connections accrued by members of the “Winnipeg Group”. He spent 1943 in Erongaricuaro, Mexico, an ancient village with a reputation for attracting international notables such as surrealists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Roberto Matta, André Breton, and exiled Russian communist theoretician Leon Trotsky. There, Bowman met British surrealist painter Gordon Onslow-Ford, a renowned lecturer, curator and chief spokesman for surrealism in North America. He welcomed many surrealist artists as guests to his home, and he and Austrian paintRichard Bowman, Kinetograph er Wolfgang Paalen published #13, 1951, lacquer and the influential surrealist magazine fluorescent paint on panel, DYN with Erongaricuaro as base. 68" x 48".


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Right: Richard Williams, Bird in a Bush, 1953, welded steel with walnut base. Below: Takao Tanabe, Fragment 11 White-Eyed Monster, 1952, enamel on masonite, 24" x 48".

In New York in 1944, Onslow-Ford introduced Bowman to Fernand Leger, Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning. Bowman returned to visit Onslow-Ford at Erongaricuaro in the summer of 1946. In 1948, Bowman became friends with Paul Brach and Miriam Schapiro, fellow MFA students at University of Iowa (subsequently recognized as contributors to second-generation abstract expressionism). Back in California in 1949 with Onslow-Ford, he was introduced to Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko and Matta. Bowman brought his wealth of interconnections with international modern art to the Winnipeg art community. The UM artists exhibited to great acclaim at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 1951. Pre-eminent critic Robert Ayre dubbed Bowman, Gadbois, Kacere and Tanabe “…a group of daring young men on the flying trapeze of surrealist abstraction” in the Montreal Daily Star. Ayre made special mention of Bowman’s audacious fluorescent and lacquer paintings: "One of the most striking, is Richard Bowman's 'Flight', a sort of black sunburst in a field of pink and yellow, which may have been suggested by the explosion of a seed pod. It hasn't the sinister implications of Robert Gadbois' 'Substance of Terror,' whose color and shapes may remind you of Graham Sutherland, or his 'Escaping Shadow,' like a crumpled, entangled moth. Between these and John Kacere, whose ‘Image 24 Galleries West Summer 2011

No: 5’ is solid and geometrical, comes Takao Tanabe, who seems to visualize a character as some unknown myth... They all add up to quite an adventure and a revelation of a burst of vitality in Winnipeg…” The following year, Bowman won the prize in the Modern section of the MMFA spring exhibition amidst the heyday of automatiste abstraction in Montreal. Winnipeg abstractionists including Fitzgerald, Kacere, McCloy, Wise and Tanabe were selected for the Annual Exhibition of Canadian Painting in 1953 at the National Gallery of Canada. Tanabe and Bowman were chosen by the gallery for inclusion in the Canadian section of the Second Biennial of Modern Art in São Paulo in 1953, and as evidence of the ascending attention paid to their art, the Vancouver Art Gallery displayed Bowman, McCloy, Kacere, Wise and Richards under the banner "Winnipeg Group" in 1953, and Bowman, McCloy and Richards were grouped with Oscar Cahén for a show at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1954. Despite inclusion in national and international exhibitions, where their work was greeted by acclaim and laudatory critical reception, relationships were not always smooth at home. In 1951, The Winnipeg Tribune reported that their “….43 modern pictures had caused anger, disgust and confusion among 85 percent of Winnipeg Art Gallery visitors.” McCloy and Bowman were forced to defend against the charge that their art was meaningless and their show “was nothing but a hoax.” Kacere left for Florida 1953, while Bowman and McCloy toughed it out, remaining on faculty until the convocation of the first BFA graduating class (which included Harry Kiyooka) in spring of 1954. That year, a Winnipeg Free Press headline told it all: “It’s Too Cold, Too Isolated, So Art Teachers Quit City.” McCloy left for Connecticut, Bowman to California, and Nelson to North Dakota. Stanford University Art Gallery mounted a Bowman retrospective in 1956 and subsequently, so did the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1961 and 1970. Meanwhile, in Canada, the Winnipeg Group was disappearing from memory. Tanabe is the only Winnipeg artist included in the June 1956 National Gallery of Canada exhibition Canadian Abstract Painting. Jean-Rene Ostiguy wrote in his catalogue foreword: “Painters in western Canada also in recent years have begun to show an interest in abstraction. However, there has been no group movement. …Takao Tanabe and Gordon Smith are the only truly non-representational painters from western Canada to be represented in this exhibition.” The art of Winnipeg’s distinguished American ‘visiting’ faculty are nowhere to be found in the larger Canadian art museum collections. Published histories of the art of the period blissfully overlook the entire episode. It's a challenge today to even find any images of art from Bowman, McCloy, Kacere, Wise, Richards and Gadbois. Awareness of their impact upon Canada has passed out of mind. We need a fresh trail, direction to lead us back through time to re-discover clues to their forgotten whereabouts, because in this chapter of abstraction of the early 1950s, the daring young men in Winnipeg ruled the roost. Jeffrey Spalding is an artist, curator, former museum director, past President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art and member of the Order of Canada. For more archival photos of the Winnipeg Group, visit



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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Unseen Silkscreens, May 20 to May 24, 2011, Pegasus Art Gallery and ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island Unseen Silkscreens is a unique historical collection of prints initiated by the Sampson-Matthews graphic arts company in the midst of war. An important contribution to the Canadian art scene from 1941 to 1963, the prints have been gathering dust in attics and institution storage rooms for many decades since. But with this upcoming exhibit, a West Coast curator hopes to bring them back into the light. “These prints were a complete cross-section of our most prestigious artists,” says Ian Sigvaldason, owner and curator of Pegasus art gallery on Salt Spring Island. “At the time, the art was considered modern, even avant-garde.” He says collectors are just starting to realize the works’ significance. As the value of the original paintings rise, so does the value of the prints, he says. Sigvaldason’s show will consist of about 50 silkscreen prints, several by Group of Seven artists as well as West Coast painters including Emily Carr and B.C. Binning. A total of 89 silkscreen prints were produced over a 22-year period under the direction of Ernest Sampson, a pioneer of silkscreen printing in Canada, and his partner Charles Matthews. Artists hired by Sampson-Matthews, like Franklin Carmichael and A.J. Casson, made a ‘translation’ of the original onto silkscreen. It was an exacting process, and eventually became obsolete as inexpensive photographic reproduction emerged, Sigvaldason says. By 1963 the unique print-making project had run its course. “Making a translation of the painting, cutting the silks and running them through the oil pigments was labour-intensive,” Sigvaldason says. “The staff averaged a print run of three paintings a year.” The struggles of the Depression era inspired the make work initiative, and it was supported by the federal government and the National Gallery of Canada. “Artists had a hard time making money, and people didn’t have the money to buy art,” Sigvaldason explains. Compelled to focus on their day jobs, he says many artists worked as etchers, engravers and printmakers. Emily Carr ran a boarding house and E.J. Hughes became a postal worker. “This project was a way for them to gain exposure and earn royalties on the prints,” Sigvaldason adds. TOP LEFT: Walter J. Phillips, Valley of the Ten Prints were sold through the gallery to banks, railway stations, libraries, schools and other public spaces across Peaks, silkscreen, c. 1953, 20" X 27". Canada. “Baby boomers will remember these prints from their school days.” TOP RIGHT: Lawren Harris, Algoma Lake, Prints also covered the walls in military posts overseas during the war years. Images depicting landscape silkscreen, c. 1945, 30" X 40". and people from every region of the nation boosted Canadian soldiers’ morale. “It was the first real exposure to ABOVE: Bertram Charles (B.C.) Binning, Ships in mass popular national identity,” Sigvaldason says. “It gave the message to soldiers, ‘this is what you’re fighting a Classical Calm, silkscreen, 1948, 30" X 30". for.’ There was a propaganda feature to the project.” The prints made art more accessible to the public, and more affordable. “Eighty per cent of Canadians lived in rural communities during those years. People had never seen this art or had only seen it in black and white. This was an exciting national project.” Some prints, such as Isabelle McLaughlin’s Blossom Time didn’t sell well at the time, so print runs were limited, Sigvaldason says. Others, such as A.Y. Jackson’s landscapes were in high demand, leading to several print runs and financially well-compensated artists. But even if the rewards were modest, artists were eager to have their work reproduced, and hundreds applied. Many of the original paintings, dating from 1906 to the early 1960s, now hang in the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and Sigvaldason is now creating a database to share information about the reproductions. “We’ve overlooked these prints for so long,” he says. “This was public-sponsored public art. The collection is a major part of Canadian history.” — Janet Nicol 28 Galleries West Summer 2011

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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Dancing with Che: Enter Through the Gift Shop, May 7 to July 31, 2011, Kelowna Art Gallery Toronto-based artist Barbara Astman explores the commodification of iconic revolutionary Che Guevara in a new exhibition in one of Canada’s most politically conservative cities. At the Kelowna Art Gallery, Astman creates a faux gift shop stocked with key chains, coffee mugs and other souvenirs featuring an image of Che, the enduring poster-boy of the radically chic. However, nothing is actually for sale. Nor are the black-and-white images emblazoned on Astman’s tourist paraphernalia copies of the famous Korda portrait of the charismatic counterculture hero in a beret. Instead, they show Astman dancing to Latin music while wearing a white Che T-shirt. “I was thinking about consumer desire, and how I don’t allow you to fulfill that in this installation,” says Astman, who has drawn attention for her photo-based media explorations since the 1970s. “There is an evident frustration that Barbara Astman, Dancing with Che: happens. Is this a critique on commodification of the art world? Not really. It’s more a riff on it. I am a workEnter Through the Gift Shop, selected ing artist who exists in the commercial gallery world, and I am somewhat dependant upon earning a living works-in-progress, 2011. through my art, so I am a part of the whole commodification discourse.” For Astman, a longtime instructor at the Ontario College of Art and Design, the work represents a return to her own body as a subject for her art. Her interest in Che grew from spending time in Cuba, where his image is everywhere, from billboards to hotel lobbies. “I was interested in how Che had been turned into a popular commodity for the tourist market,” she says. “I began a small Che souvenir collection on subsequent trips there. Che as a revolutionary iconic image is very curious when turned into a placemat.” Liz Wylie, curator of the Kelowna Art Gallery, notes the objects have no price tags, and any value is socially conferred. “As art objects, these items take their meaning and value from their context: they have been arranged for display in an art gallery and are therefore precious originals,” she says. “But these items are actually mass-produced by souvenir makers, and have very little intrinsic value in and of themselves.” Wylie, who curated Astman’s 1995 mid-career retrospective for the Art Gallery of Hamilton, likens the effect of having simulacra stand in for souvenirs to Alice’s experience of passing through the looking glass. “We are in a place where nothing has a straight reading, nor can be counted on to actually be what it seems to present itself as.” The sub-title of the exhibition, Enter Through the Gift Shop, plays with the title of the 2010 movie, Exit Through the Gift Shop, an art world mockumentary by the British graffiti artist known as Banksy. Astman, who has been working on her installation for years, says her working title always included the term ‘gift shop.’ But after seeing Banksy’s film, she thought it would be fun to play with his title. “By using the term ‘enter,’ it puts the consumerism front and centre,” she says. “No matter who uses the term ‘gift shop’ now with their work, there will always be comparisons to Banksy. So why not be bold about it?” Astman, who was born in Rochester, New York, has exhibited her work at leading galleries, notably the National Gallery of Canada, and has produced numerous public commissions, including one for the Canadian Embassy in Berlin. Her explorations include photography, new media, sculpture and light projections and she is known for staged and sequential work that considers issues of identity and history, as well as gender perspectives and systems of representation. — Portia Priegert

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Ballet by Szuper Gallery April 30 to August 28, 2011

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YUKON: The Magic Show, May 19 to June 10, 2011, The ODD Gallery, Dawson City In an art world where anything is possible, the artist must create his own context. Joseph Tisiga imagines all of his artwork as the product of his fictional Indian Brand Corporation, also known as IBC. This spring, the Corporation will produce a show of watercolour and oil paintings exploring magic shows and persuasive illusions in Dawson City, Yukon. Tisiga’s paintings are illustrative, narrative and dream-like. They often incorporate hand-written text and then watercolour washes using greys and browns, reminiscent of the fanciful work of Marcel Dzama. Tisiga adds Shary Boyle and Howie Tsui’s names to the list of young artists who work in this mode, creating narrative, illustrative, and psychologically driven paintings. Tisiga signs his paintings J. Ciga, the traditional spelling of his last name. J. Ciga is a character, “the prop builder and janitor” for IBC, and a kind of avatar. Tisiga explains that the characters in IBC allow him to access different parts of himself. He sees Joseph Tisiga as a thinker who spends a lot of time reading and analyzing images, society and identity. The use of the J. Ciga persona frees the artist from the pressure to get all those thoughts into every piece. “This way I’m allowed to just make artifacts,” he says. In The Magic Show, Tisiga will explore two other members of IBC: the Red Chief, and the White Shaman, in paintings that develop each of them as characters, and exploring their interdependence. In the watercolour The White Shaman and his Stupefying Flying Red Chief, the White Shaman saws into a box with ladies’ feet out both ends, while the Red Chief flies from visible lines above him, loose-limbed and puppet-like. Words are worked into the elaborately patterned red wallpaper: “Behold an incredible sight,” and totem poles sporting the words AMAZING and SUPERB flank the stage. TOP: Joseph Tisiga, untitled, watercolour The Red Chief often wears a top hat with a feather in it, and the White Shaman has recognizably solidon paper, 2011, 22” X 30”. looking hair from painting to painting, but they metamorphose. In one watercolour, the White Shaman stands ABOVE: Joseph Tisiga, The White Shaman and in a 1960s-style living room. He suspends a glowing light bulb in midair, smoking a cigarette with the other his Stupefying Flying Red Chief, watercolour hand. The Red Chief is represented by Tisiga’s mother as a child, sitting in that living room with her adoptive on paper, 2011, 22” X 30”. white family. Magic and illusion fascinate Tisiga, including the illusion that corporations are willed into existence and given many of the rights of people. Tisiga shakes his head at this insane act of imagination, then borrows it and spoofs it. Many of the other realities of society, including the transactional illusion of the economy, seem to him similar magic tricks. He’s come to see identity politics as a kind of trick as well. “It’s something we believe in,” he says. “We can’t really see the strings.” In previous paintings, Tisiga has appropriated cultural icons such as Curious George and Jughead to explore issues of colonialism. He walks very lightly over dangerous ground. His sense of play breathes an imaginative life into issues that often freeze into paralyzed seriousness. Tisiga carries his ‘Indian license’ — he’s a member of the Kaska Dene First Nation — but he doesn’t identify specifically with his Kaska heritage as an artist. Based in Whitehorse, he feels he belongs to a global indigenous community.— Nicole Bauberger 32 Galleries West Summer 2011

A Retrospective including Works from Daphne Odjig’s Private Collection

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

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What we saw at exhibitions in the West

Left: Eleanor Bond, Mountain of Shame. Right: Stephen Andrews, subject, installation views, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design

Eleanor Bond and Stephen Andrews, Revealing the Subject, February 3 to March 12, 2011, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary

Two exquisitely paired exhibitions recently at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery at the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD) in Calgary — Toronto artist Stephen Andrews’ subject and Winnipeg/Montreal-based artist Eleanor Bond’s Mountain of Shame — explore the materiality of painting. The titles of both exhibitions reveal the artists’ shared interest in subjectivity — a process of becoming through the materiality and techniques of painting. Andrews’ subject, organized by Wayne Baerwaldt, director/curator of exhibitions at ACAD, includes a dozen recent paintings and a series of lithographs that translate media images of mass social events and violent struggles, such as the war in Iraq, into seductively luminous, abstract, painterly surfaces. In subject, the seemingly disparate categories of politics and abstraction bleed into one another to reveal the reality of spectacle that is no more than an abstract matrix of coloured dots floating on a surface. Andrews uses painting’s materials and processes to render this abstraction visible. He relates his subjective experience to the larger societal context represented in these images and, like Eleanor Bond, creates an embodied space within our imagistic world. Curated by Vancouver-based Helga Pakasaar, Bond’s Mountain of Shame was the opening exhibition for Plug-in Institute of Contemporary Art’s new space last fall in Winnipeg, signalling a new direction for her work. Mountain of Shame is a singular work — a painting installation comprising 19 individual artworks with equally evocative, subjective titles. The large, rectangular gallery opens up in front of the viewer like a field receding into the distance. A long white table occupied by a sculpture and several lumpy, unframed paintings on paper marks the horizon, and behind that stands a blue Styrofoam obelisk. Where the viewer stands, unstretched abstract canvases share the space with small framed works on paper and, on white plinths, several sculptural copper/wire/steel armatures coated with lumpy polystyrene and muddy, earth-toned pigments slathered and squeezed directly from the tubes. The works, including Grievous Object, Big Fear, and my personal favorite, Dark Cloud of Indecision, manifest the most unknowable of states. A world away from formal purity, Bond’s recent works seem to be extruded from an abject muck of 34 Galleries West Summer 2011

matter. Suspended in a state of transition, these visceral abstract works refer to processes of making, and represent models or intermediate stages between idea and form, between perception and reality. Like Andrews’ subject, Mountain of Shame is concerned with representation from a particular, subjective point of view. Bond’s earlier landscapes of utopic/ dystopic communities employed a speculative aerial view. More recently, her large abstract paintings read like excerpts or details of a microscopic or interior view of a much larger world. Mountain of Shame includes two such works, Brain and Happy Town, which makes direct reference to the history of colour-field painting in its

Bruce Montcombroux, Kyle Beal and Jason Sheppard, Les Choses Sont Contre Nous, January 14 to March 4, 2011, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon. Review by Lissa Robinson.

Collaboration among artists can yield surprising results, particularly if the artists have different aesthetics or work in different media, or in the case of Les Choses Sont Contre, if the work was initiated mostly through “virtual” activity. Using a combination of sculpture, interactive kinetic elements, performance, photography and architectural intervention, the exhibition is a humorous and poetic commentary on the way everyday objects confound us in subtle and provocative ways. Artists Bruce Montcombroux (Saskatoon), Kyle Beal (Montreal) and Jason Sheppard (Denver, Colorado) met at the Vermont Studio Centre in 2009. Continuing their new connection virtually, the three reunited to collaborate over a span of four days, with only a conceptual framework for the end result. Find the complete review online at




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REVIEWS We are encouraged to admire Phillips, but only within certain proscribed limits. The 1926, watercolour on paper. texts observe that he was not an enthusiast of ‘modern art.’ For this and more he is described as “a key but unrecognized figure...out of step with Canadian patriotism ...out of touch with the Canadian Art Scene.” Patriots from western Canada may respectfully differ with this assessment. Showcased in important national and international exhibitions, purchased for public collections, rather unique for the times, Phillips earned a living from the sale of his art. For decades revered as an influential teacher, Phillips was a prominent, leading figure in the Canadian west. His art is a perceptive, genuine reflection of the lived reality of western Canada in the 1920s to 1940s, fully cognizant of the conflation within his world of nature, culture, agriculture as well as First Nations. With due apologies to the oft-recounted opinions of central authority and our dismissive, parental National Gallery of Canada, Phillips’ personification of life in western Canada is in fact pertinent. Phillips’ art is a poignant exemplar of the Canadian experience. His vision and world view is no more time-bound, local or contested than the art that celebrates Toronto’s hinterland. With exquisite delicacy and remarkable understated refinement, Phillips’ art calls our attention to life’s little glories. It captures the unmistakable, inimitable, even clarity of the light of the prairies and the mystic atmospheric allure of the mountains. His work is moderated by an introspective gentle temperament, nature and culture delicately intertwined, a place where deer roam Banff Avenue. We grant license to celebrate Milne, Carr and Fitzgerald as Canadian independent spirits — why not Phillips? This exhibition is the first in the AGA’s new Alberta Early Masters Series — a series they are to be heartily congratulated for. Through this important initiative, we can confront, discuss and debate the merits of the principal founders of our artistic heritage. — Jeffery Spalding Walter J. Phillips, Mount

method of production. Here the space is shallow, the picture plane flatter, and the viewer is drawn closer to the surface by a carefully handcrafted biomorphic surface of interwoven colours. Mountain of Shame extends the spatial logic by flipping the field or ground of the painting into the gallery space itself so as to create an embodied topography that surrounds the viewer. As we navigate our way through the gallery, or through the field of the painting, we encounter each installation element visually, materially and spatially relative to our own bodies. The visual impulse on which painting, and particularly abstract painting, relies so completely is exchanged here for a much more immersive experience that engages both body and mind. Ephemeral, unknowable experiences, such as the media speculations of Andrews’ works or the emotions that they evoke, are made material, concrete and real, if not fully understandable. — Diana Sherlock Walter J. Phillips, Water & Woods, February 12 to June 5, 2011, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

Walter J. Phillips may be the ultimate chronicler of early 20th century western Canada. While other Canadian artists during that time expended their affection upon the back-country forests and ‘savage wilderness’ of central Canada, Phillips paid loving, tender homage to his homeland in Canada’s west from Winnipeg to Victoria. For this exhibition, the Art Gallery of Alberta has gathered 79 watercolours and woodcut prints from public and private collections. Although there is no catalogue, the exhibition provides a most welcome, rare opportunity to experience a range of work spanning his 50-year career. Phillips’ art is a sensitive response to the distinctive physical and social character of his homes and travels, and the time he lived in. As the show’s curators have written, he was “an avid naturalist for whom the pursuit of beauty was the ultimate aim of art. His subject matter ranged from the cottage country of Lake of the Woods, to the vernacular architecture of small Prairie towns. He captured vistas from popular hiking trails surrounding Banff, and scenes of Aboriginal, European and Japanese fishing villages in British Columbia.” Enthusiasts of Phillips’ art may be dismayed that the AGA wall texts apologetically rehearse all the customary verities, so unhappily familiar to western Canadians. They steer our thoughts about Phillips’ art, tethering it to a conservative, colonial past. Peppered throughout are comments that allude to Phillips’ Englishness, European training, and alignment with the ‘19th century Picturesque.’ Apparently, to his detriment, Phillips was “disinterested in representing Canada as a “wild” place, his landscapes of rural areas typically integrate figures and buildings, depicting the intersection between the natural and built environment, ...a vision that put him at odds with a growing sense of nationalism in early 20th century Canada.” Presumably, axiomatically, this is a bad thing. 36 Galleries West Summer 2011

Natalie Purschwitz & Kelly Lycan, i can see your underwear, January 15 to February 26, 2011, Centre A, Vancouver

Pretty Uglies, the name of one of 16 installations in Natalie Purschwitz and Kelly Lycan’s exhibition at Centre A, could just have easily served as the name for the whole show. This is because the assemblages, made from different types of plastic and other materials, are both disarmingly pretty and pretty ugly, seducing and repelling in equal measure. At the entrance, we are funneled through an arched corridor of heavy clear plastic. The arched shape echoes the architecture of the gallery while also resembling an arbour leading to a garden party. Yet instead of being decorated with flowers and vines, this Vestibule is adorned with coloured and clear shopping bags scattered on top, the lights above them casting an alluring translucent glow. In this first installation, the artists introduce us to the themes of their show: the ubiquity of plastic in our lives, its permanence

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REVIEWS in and invasion of our environment, how it’s Susan Knight, In the style of Van Gogh, digitally used to simulate nature, and how we may manipulated photograph, be momentarily distracted from its negative 2010, 19" x 25". properties by the appeal of its many colours, forms, and luminosity. This exhibition is the first collaboration between Vancouver artists Purschwitz and Lycan, and originates from an invitation from Centre A’s curator Makiko Hara to create new work for the gallery. During a three-month residency there, the artists collected and purchased material from found and new sources, and then draped, wrapped, hung, knit, crocheted, cut, assembled, adhered, and mounted plastic into individual but related installations that address issues of collecting, recycling, functionality, decoration, excess, artificiality and commodification. The works range from those displaying a Rococo overload of ornamentation to more simply presented sculptural objects. In the title piece, i can see your underwear, long, colourful, crocheted plastic ropes and strands hang from the ceiling, supporting a low swing (that can be used by visitors) covered in a decorative brocade fabric. Embedded in the ropes of plastic are three synthetic wigs, perhaps substitutes for the absent swinger. Echoing the playful tension depicted in Fragonard’s famous painting The Swing of 1766, where a young woman swings high as a male admirer looks up her skirt, the artists have created a fanciful, participatory sculpture that, at least momentarily, diverts our attention from more serious concerns. In Mobile Molecular Mass, four irregular shapes of Styrofoam wrapped in black plastic sit on a platform with wheels. Resembling icebergs, the shapes are black and shiny, as if slick with oil from a spill. In another cautionary sculpture, On Golden Swamp, a fluorescent fixture placed on the floor shines through a piece of gold plastic, creating an eerie, ominous yellow glow suggestive of polluted waters. In this ambitious series of installations ranging from the ornate to the streamlined, Purschwitz and Lycan tease and scold us, enticing us with color, tactility, and frivolity while warning us that one day, our only knowledge of flowers, mountains, and water may be through their plastic surrogates. — Rachel Rosenfield Lafo Susan Knight, Under the Influence, December 10, 2010 to January 19, 2011, Hive Artists’ Hub, Medicine Hat

Photoshop, and its relationship to fine art, has been contentious for some time. The general sentiment around Photoshop art is that it is either gimmicky, niche or confined to the more commercial-friendly graphic design realm. It struggles to be taken seriously. In Under the Influence, Medicine Hat artist Susan Knight puts the question front and centre: can highly processed, digital photography hold its own on the walls of an art gallery? The exhibition showcases Knight’s most recent body of work, In the style of ... which is influenced heavily by artists who have contributed a great deal to pop

Al Henderson: Light Horse Tales of an Afghan War, March 19 to April 2, 2011, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton. Review by Ross Bradley.

As Canada begins its withdrawal from active duty in Afghanistan, it is an appropriate time to look back at our involvement and impact over the past ten years. Al Henderson’s exhibition Light Horse Tales of an Afghan War is a very personal vision of the interaction between the South Alberta Light Horse Regiment and the Afghan people during this mission. Henderson, an army reservist until he retired from the forces in 2000, has drawn on his previous active service experience and his contacts in the current forces, to create a collection of tales told through original drawings and sculptures, a personal look at the struggles of the Afghan people to carry on with life in the middle of a battle field.

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culture, including Andy Warhol, Diego Rivera and Vincent Van Gogh. It’s interesting that, although most of Knight’s chosen artists are cultural icons, they’ve also been widely accepted by the greater art community. Whether this is deliberate or accidental, it again raises the question of artistic technique, and adds another dimension to the discussion. With Knight’s new images, which borrow heavily from the chosen artists, she places herself, as the artist, in the pop culture versus fine art conversation. The exhibition creates an interesting dynamic in the gallery — on one hand is the validity of digitized photography itself, a world that anyone with a camera and computer can enter. On the other hand is the question of pop art versus fine art, which really is a discussion of fads versus staying power. Under the Influence brings these two questions together and asks the viewer to decide whether digitized photography will be able to move beyond a fad, into the pop culture world, with the most talented being accepted in the fine art world. The exhibition suggests that Knight has a good understanding of her subjects’ aesthetic. Digitally processing self-portraits to the degree required leaves the artist open to the possibility of cheapening the work. One mis-step and a fine work can become a cliché. It is a very difficult balance to strike, and is one that Knight has managed well. Aesthetically, the self-portraits (seemingly, a nod to Van Gogh in itself) are recognizable as imitations without appearing forced. In fact, Knight’s confident, well-informed touch has led to achieving a certain level of ease that makes the work accessible to everyone on a basic level, while prompting conversation and standing up under tough artistic scrutiny. But what perhaps is even more interesting is Knight’s ability to capture the emotion communicated in the imitated work. As with “In The Style of Diego Rivera,” there is an unmistakable sense of anticipation and sensuality between the artist and subject. It is a particularly interesting image given that both roles were played by Knight herself. Whether digital photography can make a home on art gallery walls is an ongoing discussion. Under the Influence contributes more questions than answers. But what Knight has managed to do is provide an arena where such a discussion can take place. And through her tasteful re-creations of artistic masters, she makes a strong case for the inclusion of digital techniques in fine art conversations. — Quentin Randall

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Fueled by her own unstoppable imagination, Shary Boyle’s work shatters life into visually stunning narrative shards, breaking down hierarchies between humans and animals, men and women, and transforming the figurative genre into a form that eerily looks back at its viewers. For 20 years, Boyle’s work has eluded being categorized into any one medium or genre. Long heralded as an outsider in terms of her non-referential, anti-institutional methods, Boyle is now coming off a landmark year — and she shows no signs of slowing down. She took home the 2009 Gershon Iskowitz Prize, which came with a $25,000 award and a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The highly lauded Flesh and Blood was curated by Louise Dery of the Galerie de l’UQAM in Montreal, where the show ran earlier this year. This summer, Flesh and Blood travels to Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver. While future projects include a 2012 live presentation for children in Toronto, Boyle’s work has long been aptly described as “intense”. Little has been said about the root of that intensity, an energy that is dark, yet highly imaginative, if not joyfully absurd. Her work boils down to a highly attuned and perceptive sensitivity to the state of being alive, and inherent in each piece is an innate curiosity that emerges from a sense of being different. As an artist, she doesn’t hold back in expressing a sensuality and honesty rarely visible on the surface of contemporary art. From wistful drawings of strange and vulnerable young women to haunting porcelain sculptures sprung

Shary Boyle, Virus (White Wedding), plaster, lace, timer-sequenced overhead projector, fan, acetate, ink, 2009, 60" X 60" X 48". Galleries West Summer 2011 41

directly from a wild imagination, Boyle intervenes into the arc of art history with a potentially polarizing feminist narrative. In January, Boyle was invited to present her work as part of Sculptural Vocabularies, Canada’s first conference focusing on women working in three-dimensional forms. Held in Winnipeg as a partnership between The Winnipeg Art Gallery and Mentoring Art for Women Artists, Sculptural Vocabularies brought Boyle together with artists including Jennifer Stillwell, Catherine Widgery, Yolanda Paulsen, and many more. Boyle shared a panel with Aganetha Dyck, whose work, from its co-opting of the classic porcelain figurine, to its startling manipulation of organic forms, runs an uneven parallel with her own. Dyck is the well-loved Winnipeg-based sculptor and multi-media artist who for years has been collaborating with honey bees in her apiary-influenced art practice, which plays with issues of domesticity and heritage. Dyck was enthusiastic about Boyle’s work throughout the presentation, and spoke afterward of her appreciation for Boyle’s labour-intensive methods. While the two artists are formally quite distinct and represent different generations, they share a common sense of humble rebellion, and Dyck certainly recognized this thread. “I think Shary Boyle’s work is incredibly strong, full of vibrancy, integrity and fascination,” she says. “I think her imagination 42 Galleries West Summer 2011

varies from the rest of us, since it appears to flow from her very being — as if there is not an ounce of separation between her thinking and her work.” Boyle is unnervingly connected to the emotional soul of her work, unflinchingly in a manner that does not drown in the detail of joys and misery. “I honestly do my work for very personal reasons,” she says. “I do it to try and process often very difficult feelings that I have about being alive, and so this work gives me an outlet to make a story about it and make an image about it. It’s about basic expression, but also through the expression I am making something hopefully transformative, exquisite even, so it lends more value and worth to an experience that sometimes you resent.” As an artist who has long worked with the figure, Boyle has largely been operating outside of the self-referential system of art history. From visual art to live collaborative performances with musician Christine Fellows, Boyle produces images and characters that seem to emanate directly out of her frontal lobes. Flesh and Blood includes the work Virus (White Wedding), which positions a life-size alabaster figure ignited by a timer-sequenced overhead projector, throwing onto the figure a startling, dissonant, almost nightmarish cast. Channeling the rawness of her feelings, dreams, and experiences, and her innate sense of isolation, which she’s carried in some form since childhood,


Boyle has been creating a mythology of society’s outcasts, splaying open the conflicts and conundrums in all of life’s desires and disappointments. She cites Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as one of her favourite novels, and a highly influential text. “I think I have this essential sympathy for the outsider, or that feeling of isolation or rejection or imperfection. So many of my figures are in the position of being an outsider, and there is this misunderstanding of the essential injustice in that position. I want to make people look at the painful things inside themselves, and recognize the humanity in any kind of position, and the mirroring of their own flaws and faults.” Boyle feels empathy for both Dr. Frankenstein and his monster. “That story means so much to me because of the monster and because of his essential and endless disenfranchised position,” she says with an emphasis that is more observant than protective. “He will never be loved. He will never be a real person, and that breaks my heart so much. His whole life he is reviled even though he is constantly trying to reach out. He gets rejected, and then that pushes him into anger and frustration. It’s such an essential and cruel part of life. In the end, when they’re just chasing each other through the Arctic, it’s the most heart-wrenching. It’s just so huge and human, the emptiness, the isolation, chasing your creator and your creation, and never connecting. There are just so many great metaphors there.” Boyle has had the greatest commercial success so far with her original porcelain works. As a medium, they perfectly embody her duality of vulnerability and intensity. She learned the art of porcelain figurine-making from hobbyists and enthusiasts, and respectfully engages with the form’s myriad social histories (as collectibles, decorative art, representations of commercial status) and ultimately twisting them. Though she left art school after less than a year, and has never located herself with a recognizable art lineage, she seems to be making her own sense of history. In Flesh and Blood, each original figurine sits in vitrine-enclosed display as one in a series of islands, each alone to be contemplated. For her, it’s similar to the way that people create their own myths around themselves, building individual islands of self-regard and fantasy. “Self-mythology implies a grander story than one that actually exists, but I think we need it, because life can be just so banal and a bummer

and there are just so many things that are so mediocre,” she says lighting up. “I want to feel that life is more fantastical, but we’re living in an age when imagination is in the service of consumerism and commodity.” She loves stories like Jean Cocteau’s film Beauty and the Beast, with its surrealism and enchantment, all created in the limited technical capacity of the 1940s film world. “The innovation of the technique is so delightful, because it comes from human minds with very few material means at hand,” she says. “They’re so ingenious. It’s so heartening to know people are capable of these wonderful leaps of imagination. It makes life so exciting and magical and makes me think humans aren’t so bad after all if they can do this. It’s redemptive.” The Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver will host Shary Boyle’s Flesh and Blood from June 17 to August 21, 2011. Opposite: Shary Boyle, Flesh and Blood, installation view, Art Gallery of Ontario, 2010. Clockwise above: Shary Boyle, Burden I, porcelain, china paint, lustre, 2010, 12" X 14" X 14". Live Old, porcelain, china paint, lustre, beads, 2010, 9" X 10" X 8.5". King Cobra, porcelain, china paint, lustre, 2010, 11" X 14" X 10". Galleries West Summer 2011 43

Recently, the EAGM has been adopted by the City of Estevan. Volunteers maintain the park surrounding the gallery, and two permanent staff do the rest. The collection includes works by high-ranking Canadian artists, including David Thauberger, Ernest Lindner, Michael Lonechild, and Vic Cicansky, and wood block prints and circus posters by historic local printer Andrew King. North West Mounted Police artifacts include an adjunct historic site — the two-storey wooden Post is the oldest building in Saskatchewan’s colonial history, built for the 1874 mounted police’s march West to secure the 49th parallel against whiskey traders. Griffith Aaron Baker, the gallery’s energetic Director/Curator, also works as an artist, exhibiting nationally. He received his MFA in sculpture at Concordia in 2009, and has been working in Estevan since then.


Galleries West: What do you think an art gallery like yours should be to your community? Baker: We have a dual mandate, to show contemporary art and heritage displays. We bring in new exhibitions bi-monthly, and I try to find a balance between traditional art-making and new techniques and ideas that challenge our viewers to expand their social and cultural horizons. It’s absolutely vital to create an inviting experience, so I use a variety of strategies to make our community feel welcome — the atmosphere is informal and friendly. Whenever possible, we bring artists in to speak about their work, and the dialogue that follows is a fantastic way to engage the community.

COMMUNITY GW: What have been the highlights for you of your work at the gallery? Baker: The people in Estevan are very open to new ideas, and very supportive of the work we do. We’ve been able to share a number of exhibitions with our local community that challenge the stereotype that contemporary art is only for certain people. In 2010 we exhibited Art at Home by Rob Bos — paintings that trace the artist’s heritage through the elms in Regina (where he grew up) to his ancestral trees in Holland. We didn’t show the paintings in the gallery. Instead, we placed them in homes throughout Estevan. Bos’s photographs, and interviews with each host became the gallery display. It was a great way to exhibit traditional subject matter, in a new way. The meaning of art is found in the relationship between the viewer and the work. Culture is a living practice — the artifact is only an object.

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GW: What are the greatest challenges of working in a smaller community? Baker: There’s so much work that can be done, I’d love to hire more staff, but I don’t want to cut down on our programming. Our previous director, Cheryl Andrist, worked hard to secure funding for the gallery, so I’ve been able to upgrade many of our facilities. Renovations increased our education area by 50 per cent, and created space for a community gallery to showcase local work. We’ve been able to fully document our historical collection and we’re redesigning the first floor of the museum. GW: Who are the artists or concepts on your exhibition wish list? Baker: Collaboration is a tool we’d like to use more in the future — to work with institutions like the local Souris Valley Pioneer Museum and jointly fund a series of artist residencies. As far as exhibiting is concerned, it doesn’t matter who you are, as long as your work is good. I’d like to continue studio


Griffith Aaron Baker, director / curator, Estevan Art Gallery & Museum, Saskatchewan Driving Highway 39 through Southeastern Saskatchewan on the way to the Estevan Art Gallery & Museum (EAGM), it’s tempting to link the wide sky and grid of farmland with the abstraction made famous by the Regina Five. Nearing Estevan, the sweeping ranchlands are dotted with industrial installations, oil derricks and pumping stations. Industry gives this small city of 11,000 big-city pressures, like the two-month waitinglist for a hotel room. What role does a public gallery play for these practical people, a hard-working mix of farm families and immigrants, who ranch and mine? The gallery opened in 1978, one of 35 publicly funded national exhibition centres initiated by the federal government. Residents remember diverse touring exhibitions, from science and nature displays to works by Picasso.

visits, CARFAC mentorships and Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils tours, working with local artists like Corinne Trebick-Gibson. She also works as a lab tech, which influences her subject matter — viruses and bacteria. Wade Kotelo has recently documented the lonely hotel life of a transient worker in the oil field, through his large-scale oil paintings. Lindsay Arnold, our previous gallery educator, mentored with Saskatchewan artist Martha Cole. Her new drawings, exploring mental and physical borders, were inspired by her childhood experiences living close to the US/Canada border. It’s great to see this local work touring Canada. Lindsay Arnold’s work is in a Prairie Scene show in Ottawa this spring. — Margaret Bessai

me greater insight, showing again that one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. It’s always amazing to see and hear how an exhibition has impacted someone’s life. Ultimately, this is the biggest reward for what I have the great fortune to do for a living. GW: What are the greatest challenges of working in a smaller community? Crawford: The greatest challenge is the constant pressure to go out to the community time after time to raise funds. This is further compounded by continuing cuts to public funding. Penticton has a limited economic base, so there are few opportunities for corporate sponsorships. The pressure, then, is to find new and creative ways to raise money and to look outside the

Paul Crawford, director / curator, Penticton Art Gallery, British Columbia The Penticton Art Gallery has one of the most beautiful locations of any public gallery in Canada. Perched on the edge of Okanagan Lake, it has a panoramic view of orchards and vineyards, backed by craggy mountains dotted with sagebrush. Under Paul Crawford’s leadership over the last five years, the gallery has seen an eclectic range of exhibitions and activities — from Tibetan monks creating an elaborate sand mandala to skateboarders trying out a quarter pipe built inside the gallery by artist Keith Langergraber. Crawford himself is an avid collector of Canadian art, with a personal collection of some 1,500 works, many acquired at garage sales and second-hand shops.



Galleries West: What do you think an art gallery like yours should be to your community? Paul Crawford: We constantly re-evaluate how the community perceives us, and make every effort to ensure the public sees the gallery as inclusive, inviting and fully accessible to all, regardless of social or economic standing. That’s not to say programming should be dumbed down to appeal to the lowest common denominator but, rather, that we need to develop a balanced exhibition schedule and engaging outreach programs to inspire, educate and challenge the public, while giving the community a sense of ownership in the organization. In these economically challenged times, and with a move to the right politically, the arts are increasingly under attack and are seen by some in power as being elitist, and a frill. If cultural organizations are to survive, they need to work harder and smarter, providing meaningful engagements that illustrate the importance of the arts to the well-being of their communities. Conversely, public galleries that continue to be seen as elitist, and provide little opportunity for community engagement and education, provide fodder for those who support funding cuts.

GW: What are the highlights for you of your work there? Crawford: One gratifying aspect of working in a smaller community is the immediacy of the impact of programming on the public. I love the freedom to get out and connect with the community in a way I couldn’t in a larger organization. It’s exciting, but also nerve-wracking, to bring in exhibitions that challenge my views about art and then have to articulate artists’ ideas to the public. The opportunity to see first-hand the incredible power the arts have to challenge and transform people is enlightening — it inspires and educates me. Every time I think I have it figured out, the unlikeliest of people will give

community for potential sources of new revenue. It’s also hard to constantly rely on the generosity of artists for fundraisers — who, by percentage of donations compared to income, must be the largest single group of benefactors — and then see their works sell for a bargain price. The endless pursuit of money takes us away from focusing our time and limited human resources on programming. This does, however, present one benefit in that it forces us to be creative in our endless pursuit to find new ways to maximize what funds we are able to raise. With this in mind, this year we are launching a new fundraiser called A Brush With Greatness, which will see an auction in September of used paintbrushes from some of Canada’s best-known artists. The brushes will be displayed in the gallery over the summer along with videos about participating artists. Proceeds will support our Creative Kids art program. GW: Who are the artists or concepts on your exhibition wish list? Crawford: This is a hard question to answer, as I’ve enjoyed working with all the amazing artists whose work I have had the good fortune of exhibiting. My only regret is that, inevitably, I have had to say no to a substantially higher number of artists. Blockbuster exhibitions are rewarding in the sense that they allow you to handle and live with, if only for a short time, works of cultural significance whose value is already established. Conversely, it’s much more rewarding being the first to bring an emerging artist’s work to light or to rediscover an artist whose legacy has somehow fallen through the cracks. I am lucky to have the freedom and the opportunity to share the creativity of so many, and to work collaboratively with artists and cultural organizations from across the province. — Portia Priegert Galleries West Summer 2011 45

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In 2009, Brendan Tang was in a show called Nothing to Declare at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto. His work was exhibited alongside artists like Liz Magor, Luanne Martineau, and Kerri Reid — the gallery described the show’s artworks as pieces that “revel in humble materials and everyday processes.” Tang recalls going to the gallery during installation, and seeing some of the signage outside the gallery. “All the artists were listed as coming from Montreal, New York, you know, Toronto / Berlin. Then there’s me — Kamloops,” he says with a laugh. “I’m definitely the guy who’s representing small town western Canada at every show.” Not for long. Tang had his first post-grad-school solo show in the Kamloops Art Gallery’s Cube space — often reserved for contemporary, local, experimental stuff, and a space to watch for great emerging artists. That was in 2006, and in the five years since, he’s landed group shows at galleries including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Mendel, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, and the Gardiner Museum in Toronto. Last year he was on the short-list for the Sobey Art Award, and won the Winifred Shantz Award from the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (other than the Saidye Bronfman Award, probably Canada’s most prestigious prize for fine craft). He’s spent late winter and early spring holed up at Medalta in Medicine Hat as artist in residence, occupying a light-filled studio lined with sketches and toy models. He’s preparing for upcoming group shows at the Denver Art Museum and Museum London (in Ontario), and he’ll spend part of the summer in a residency at York University in Toronto, interacting with art students and doing what he calls an “artist in a fishbowl type thing.”

Opposite: Brendan Tang, in one of the old industrial spaces at Medalta. This page: Brendan Tang, Manga Ormolu Ver. 2.0-o, ceramics, mixed media, 2009.

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“This is my year of the gypsy,” he says, thinking about having an extended period of rootlessness and creativity. “It’s turning out to be quite adventurous. It’s not uncommon for artists of my generation — there are very few of us carrying a mortgage.” There’s no question that he’s not in Kamloops any more, but Tang is very conscious of how he got from there to here. And the evolution in his work is clear, over those five short years, even as his practice has hit this swift, steep rise. He’s been working on a series of ceramic works that have advanced in detail and sophistication, while giving him endless outlets for a unique strand of creativity. Despite his association with western Canadian locations outside the mainstream, Tang has a widely international background. He was born in Dublin and his parents are Trinidadian, of Chinese and Indian descent. The family emigrated to Canada in 1982, and he grew up in Nanaimo — fortuitously, as it would turn out, from a ceramic art perspective. The southern half of Vancouver Island is home to multitudes of ceramic artists, many of them occupying idyllic home-studio hybrids, and sharing their work in seemingly weekly artisan shows, studio tours, and juried exhibitions. As a teenager, Tang got to know some of the local artists, beginning to learn techniques. So when he left for art school at the local Malaspina College, and later at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, ceramics were already on his radar. Through college and grad school, at Southern Illinois University, Tang was already starting to play around with the forms that he’s now known for — the mix of traditional and hyper-modern shape and design, what he calls the “technology-human interface”. But he also says he had to get over a tendency to take himself too seriously. 48 Galleries West Summer 2011

It was around that time that he discovered the work of Howard Kottler, an artist whose later work was known for its humour — using elements of kitsch and mass-production to make an impact. “Humour is a big part of my life,” Tang says. “That was when I stopped doing all that serious research.” That humour and casualness is obvious on meeting Tang — in the way he interacts with artists and visitors at Medalta, and with his friends and fans on Facebook and his studio blog. But the rigours of his evolving practice, and the precision of his technique, have been a constant in his work, even if the individual pieces provoke a smile at first glance. After grad school, Tang found himself in Kamloops after moving with his partner, who had secured a job there. He began infiltrating the art studios of Thompson Rivers University, a place that had what he calls a “serendipitous” effect on his practice. TRU is one of Canada’s newer places of higher learning, but even in its short life-span it’s managed to attract more than a few key players in visual art — including conceptual artist David Diviney, writer and new media artist Ashok Mathur, and curator Jennifer Budney (former curator at the Kamloops Art Gallery, and currently at the Mendel in Saskatoon). “One of the benefits of a small community is that if artists are there, you’ll run into them at some point,” Tang says. Though he had landed quite a few group shows during school, the 2006 Kamloops Art Gallery show in The Cube was his first significant advance, post-school, and it gave him access to a growing circuit of opportunity. Called Cultural Reflections, the show followed on a solo exhibition at a gallery in Edwardsville, Illinois, called Through the Gilded Looking Glass. The early versions of Tang’s current forms and techniques were all there. Tang’s most recognized body of work is the Manga Ormolu series, which mixes thrown vessels modeled on traditional Chinese porcelains with handbuilt futuristic sculpture. When he was researching Qing Dynasty porcelains, he found a long tradition of European decorative artists reproducing the patterns and forms for commercial markets. He’s interested in that hybridization, and the idea that cultural forms can be remade for newer generations. “I wanted to reflect the fluidity of culture and archetypes,” he says. The robots and ray-guns started as a way to bring more of a focus to



his work, and to make it relevant to the 21st century. It also reflects a longstanding personal interest in pop culture, sci fi, manga, and game design. “I come from a family of three boys, and we’re all varying degrees of nerd,” is how he puts it, recalling plenty of afternoons in front of Star Trek: The Next Generation. In grad school, he even thought about wiring up his work, so it would interact digitally with viewers, but then realized all the technical skills required to pull it off were boring to him. Together, the series is highly accessible, which has given his practice a boost. “There are a lot of access points for people of all ages,” he says. “Attracting people to the work becomes like a special effect, and I enjoy seeing that kind of visceral response. I lay out a bunch of little traps to get people to look longer.” He read a stat somewhere that said the average person will spend only seven seconds looking at any one piece of art — an idea that has its drawbacks and its benefits. His work has inevitably taken him to the source of his inspiration, on pilgrimages to see traditional porcelains wherever he can, in Japan, and in the collection of the Gardiner Museum. “I’ll think that my work is emulating some exquisite Chinese art, and then I’ll see the real thing and I’ll think mine is so bad. Thankfully, people are only looking at mine for seven seconds.” As playful as it is, there’s a clear and exhilarating advancement in Tang’s work over the past five years. The first Manga Ormolu pieces were grafts — the mechanical, future-tense sculpture attached precariously to the painted vessels. More recent versions, including the 4.0 series (Tang early on started titling the work like versions of software) became more organic, and strange. Vessels sag and wrinkle, pulled apart and stretched by the modern device struggling to break through. Mechanical forms cinch tightly around the delicate vessels, collaring them in. “This is a more violent relationship,” he says of the newer work. “The robotic parts are pinching and pulling up on the skin of the vessel.” It plays with the concept of the made object — in reality, if you pressed too tightly on a ceramic vase, it would shatter. At Medalta, Tang created the latest advancements in Manga Ormolu, which take the idea of organic interaction even further. In one piece, the vessel appears to be “birthing” a chunk of hard-edged technology. In another, the porcelain jar is emitting a viscous goo (Tang refers to it as “ectoplasm”) from a torn skin. He was preparing for his upcoming participation in the Barroco Nova show at Museum London this fall. He’s particularly gratified to be invited into a high-profile show that’s not medium-specific. “I’m excited to be part of a show with all these massive Canadian badasses,” is

how he puts it — David Altmejd, Kent Monkman, Jin-Me Yoon, Shary Boyle. It’s all moving in a direction launched by the banner year he had in 2010 — sharing billing at the Gardiner Museum with Boyle, and Marc Courtemanche and Carmela Laganse, and exhibiting with other Sobey finalists at the Musée contemporain de Montréal. In addition to Barroco Nova, he’ll travel to Europe for a three-month residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre in Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands (while he’s there, he plans to make a pilgrimage to Delft, ground zero for the ceramic factories that filled the world with reproduction Willow-patterned porcelains). The residency is part of the prize package for the Winifred Shantz Award, and Tang may use it as a jumping-off point for a wide-ranging exploration of the continent. In the meantime, he’s considering what comes next. Judging by the growing intricacies of the Manga Ormolu series, and their favourable reception at every show so far, Tang still has a great deal of creativity to explore within that theme. But he’s thinking about a second act, experimenting with digital illustration that still has its roots in traditional Chinese scrollwork and painting techniques — the results are quite haunting. Whether or not that translates into new ceramic forms, he’s still working that out. Tang has in no way exhausted his interest in ceramics, and can easily get lost in the beauty of making something with his hands. He was thrilled to share exhibition space with Shary Boyle, and hear her talk about the joy of being a “maker.” Tang also gets a kick out of playing with forms that have traditionally been grounded in pure commercialism. “My work can’t be pried away from consumerism,” he says. “Ceramics in a gift shop, people understand. I feel like my work has snuck out of the gift shop and into the gallery.”

Opposite left to right: Brendan Tang in his studio at Medalta. Gookie Jar, ceramics, mixed media, 2005. Manga Ormolu Ver. 2.0-k, ceramics, mixed media. 2008.This page: Manga Ormolu Ver. 5.0-g, ceramics, mixed media, 2010. Galleries West Summer 2011 49


BY MARLENE MILNE In 1977, Carl Beam made a decision. After attending the Kootenay School of Art in British Columbia, and finishing a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Victoria, his Masters thesis proposal to the University of Alberta — on the southwest American artist, Fritz Scholder — had been rejected. At a turning point in his career, he travelled to New Mexico to experience first-hand the area’s indigenous imagery and contemporary influences, which were helping Scholder transcend categorization and walk the gap between what were then two distinct genres, “Aboriginal” and “Contemporary” art. After that, Beam’s journey headed in a different direction, and his work evolved — he began inventing and integrating images and texts to create new vocabulary, and inviting viewers to identify with, and reflect on history, culture, heritage, and the natural world. Beam’s world-view began to take shape early. The first son of Barbara Migwans of West Bay Reserve (M’Chigeeng) on Manitoulin Island and an American soldier, Edward Cooper, who later died in World War II, Carl was raised mostly by his Anishinaabe grandparents. As elders, they recognized his gifts, giving him a special name, Aakideh, associated with bravery. But it was his stepfather’s name that Beam assumed as his artistic journey began. His work had caught the attention of private and public galleries, and he landed 50 Galleries West Summer 2011

shows in Victoria, Toronto, Sault Ste. Marie, Brantford, and Albuquerque. After marriage to Toronto-based artist Ann Weatherby, and a move in 1980 to New Mexico with their daughter, Anong, he was attracted to the traditional technique of hand-building ceramics, firing, glazing, and pigmenting, and he and Ann both began experimenting with the form. Rather than adorning his ceramics with local or traditional designs, he incorporated his own personal imagery — stylized shamanic figures that seemed to rise from deep in the vessels. A significant early work, The Elders (1978), commissioned by the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, has been posted near the entrance to the exhibition Carl Beam (organized by the National Gallery of Canada and traveling this year to Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology and the Winnipeg Art Gallery). In this work, Beam has painted using photographs for reference. Later, he would incorporate photographic work into collage, and reinterpret historic imagery in different contexts and media. But here, sacred colors begin to meld with those of the colour-key of photo-lithography, heralding Beam’s fusion of the traditional, the historical, and the technical. The vista in The Elders appears clearly, but later Beam’s landscape references became more polluted, more personal, and more political. The flying eagle, both a messenger and an endangered species, and the inserted eagle feather (symbolAbove: Carl Beam, Exorcism, plywood, acrylic, arrows, barbed wire, hatchets, 1984, 82” X 236”. Right: Carl Beam, Columbus Chronicles, photo-emulsion, acrylic, graphite on canvas, 1992.



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In an essay on Beam’s work on Plexiglas The North American Iceberg (1985), artist and curator Gerald McMaster suggests that the three self-portraits in it merge with the viewer to form a fourth wall. Three vintage figures from Exorcism are juxtaposed with images of the Anwar Sadat assassination, Edweard Muybridge freeze-frames, sepia images of Aboriginal women in traditional dress, and a portrait of Geronimo. They may or may not refer to a photography “shoot” or the way huge forces evolve slowly but inexorably, like icebergs. Shortly after, Beam became interested in marking the historical and cultural significance of the Christopher Columbus quincentennial in 1992, bringing a fresh eye to the event, and working on it off and on from 1988 to 1992. Columbus Chronicles (1992), with Hiroshima obliterated above an iconographic Columbus portrait, adjacent to “symbols of patterned behaviour” like bees and traffic lights, lend the work a suitably ironic tone. In the early 1990s, Beam and his family started to construct a sturdy home and studio in West Bay from adobe bricks they fashioned out of earth from his grandfather’s land. Settled, he produced a growing body of work, including New World Koan (1996 - 97), Work (1998), Summa (2002) and, finally the multi-stage piece The Whale of our Being (2001). Carl Beam’s legacy can be seen in the work of Jane Ash Poitras, Robert Houle, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Linus Woods, K.C. Adams and others. It can also be found in the idea that Aboriginal art and contemporary art are finally no longer perceived as mutually exclusive. Beam was the first Aboriginal artist whose work was added to the permanent contemporary collection of the National Gallery of Canada (they bought The North American Iceberg in 1986). Though it was just 25 years ago, it broke down a barrier that artists have been faithfully crossing since. When he died in 2005, Beam left behind a world of creative interpretation that continues to engage the intellects of artists, curators, and viewers. Carl Beam is on at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver through May 29, and at the Winnipeg Art Gallery July 2 to September 11. Above: Carl Beam, The North American Iceberg, acrylic, photo-serigraph and graphite on Plexiglas, 1985. Left: Carl Beam, Untitled, natural mineral pigment on unglazed earthenware, 1981, 6" X 5".


izing respect), are what Carl Beam curator Greg Hill calls “codes”, whose meanings shift by juxtaposition. The Beam family traveled a lot, returning frequently to West Bay and its environs. Beam’s approach to his own work was significantly different from the prevailing aesthetic at the time among indigenous artists in both the U.S. and Canada, which emphasized marketing trends in “revival ware” in ceramics, and allegiance to the Woodland school. Beam continued to question the linear thinking of anthropological, ethnological, and art-historical categorization of indigenous peoples, transcending boundaries. He found a common voice in Elizabeth McLuhan, at the time curator of collections at the Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre and Centre for Indian Art, who curated his exhibition there, Altered Egos (1984). McLuhan’s eloquent, insightful, and prescient curatorial essay turned the heads of many people, who began to understand Beam’s vision. The gallery commissioned a piece, Exorcism, for the opening. Real barbed wire is embedded in the centre of the canvas, and imagery includes an Egyptian figure, balancing serenely and watching over a ghostly phototransfer of three mourners. There are handprints, figures holding up their hands, a sort of target, and birds on a wire. During the show’s opening, people stepped out of the crowd of viewers and shot arrows into Exorcism, and both the curator and the artist plunged hatchets into it. “My work is not made for Indian people but for thinking people,” Beam is quoted as saying. “In the global and evolutionary scheme, the difference between humans is negligible.” Beam’s work is mutable enough that it’s open to many different levels of perception, which evolve and change with the advance of time and common knowledge. But as open-ended as Exorcism appears, its form has been clearly considered by the artist. It’s on plywood, built to withstand arrows and hatchets, it has unity, rhythm, and continuity, and it contains the four basic Beam constructs — self-representation, conflation, measurement, and text.


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BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES 100 MILE HOUSE Commercial Gallery STONE BEAR GALLERY PO Box 421, 380 1 St, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 T. 250-395-5295 ABBOTSFORD Public Gallery THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM ABBOTSFORD 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3 T. 604-864-8087 F. 604-864-8048 ARMSTRONG Public Gallery ARMSTRONG SPALLUMCHEEN ART GALLERY 3415 Pleasant Valley Rd, Box 308, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 T. 250-546-8318 BOWEN ISLAND Public Gallery COASTAL PATTERNS GALLERY 582 Artisan Lane, Box V60, RR2, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 T. 778-997-9408 Coastal Patterns Gallery features the work of Gregg Simpson, a west coast artist active in the contemporary visual art scene. His vibrant and colorful work reflects modernist traditions in abstraction and surrealism. Gregg’s work has been exhibited in North America, Europe, Malaysia, and South America. Exhibitions change monthly. Wed to Sun noon - 5 pm. CAMPBELL RIVER Public Gallery CAMPBELL RIVER ART GALLERY 1235 Shopper’s Row, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7 T. 250-287-2261 CASTLEGAR Commercial Gallery THE CREATIVE EDGE GALLERY 1249 3 St, Castlegar, BC V1N 1Z6 T. 250-365-2032

BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX 100 Mile House...................................................... 54 Abbotsford ............................................................ 54 Armstrong ............................................................. 54 Bowen Island ......................................................... 54 Campbell River ....................................................... 54 Castlegar................................................................ 54 Chilliwack .............................................................. 54 Courtenay .............................................................. 54 Cranbrook.............................................................. 54 Duncan .................................................................. 54 Golden................................................................... 54 Grand Forks ........................................................... 55 Invermere............................................................... 55 Kamloops............................................................... 55 Kelowna................................................................. 55 Kimberley ............................................................... 56 Nanaimo ................................................................ 56 Nelson ................................................................... 56 Parksville ................................................................ 56 Penticton ............................................................... 56 Qualicum Bay/Beach ............................................... 56

54 Galleries West Summer 2011 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. 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. COURTENAY Public Galleries COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287 CRANBROOK Public Gallery CRANBROOK & DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL PO Box 861, 32A 11 Ave S, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4J6 T. 250-426-4223 F. 250-426-4223 DUNCAN, BC Commercial Galleries E.J. HUGHES GALLERY 28 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-7112 The art of E. J. Hughes is now available at his hometown gallery on Vancouver Island. Hughes is a master. His use of color, moody coastal skies and

The Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam teams up this summer with the Simon Fraser University Gallery in Burnaby for a retrospective of paintings by British Columbia artist Robert Young, the first survey exhibition of his work in 20 years. On June 18 to September 4, the selection of original works spans decades, showing the artist’s mastery of intricate detail, and his intellectual approach to classical themes and the modern world. ABOVE: Robert Young, Tart, oil on canvas, 1994, 104" X 82". 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. GOLDEN Artist’s Studio ENID PETHERICK STUDIO 2888 Enid Petherick Lane,

Salmon Arm........................................................... 57 Salt Spring Island ................................................... 57 Sidney .................................................................... 57 Silver Star Mountain ............................................... 57 Skidegate ............................................................... 57 Summerland .......................................................... 57 Vancouver .............................................................. 57 Vernon................................................................... 62 Victoria .................................................................. 63 Whistler ................................................................. 65

Grande Prairie ........................................................ 72 High River ............................................................. 72 Jasper .................................................................... 72 Lacombe ................................................................ 73 Lethbridge ............................................................. 73 Medicine Hat ......................................................... 73 Okotoks ................................................................. 73 Red Deer ................................................................ 73 Waterton ............................................................... 74 Wetaskiwin ............................................................ 74

ALBERTA INDEX Banff...................................................................... 65 Black Diamond ....................................................... 66 Bragg Creek ........................................................... 66 Calgary .................................................................. 66 Camrose ................................................................ 70 Canmore ................................................................ 70 Cochrane ............................................................... 70 Drumheller ............................................................. 70 Edmonton.............................................................. 70 Fort McMurray ....................................................... 72

SASKATCHEWAN INDEX Assiniboia .............................................................. 74 Estevan .................................................................. 74 Meacham............................................................... 74 Melfort .................................................................. 74 Melville .................................................................. 74 Moose Jaw............................................................. 74 North Battleford ..................................................... 75 Prince Albert .......................................................... 75 Regina ................................................................... 75 Robsart .................................................................. 75

Golden, BC V0A 1H1 Enid Petherick lives and paints at “Primitive Home” in the Blaeberry Valley outside Golden, BC. She invites visitors to view her art and her home during her 10th Open Studio from August 1 thru Labour Day. Be prepared for rough roads, be prepared to walk, and it’s suggested to bring a snack and some water as most people choose to remain longer than

Saskatoon .............................................................. 76 Swift Current.......................................................... 76 Val Marie ............................................................... 76 Weyburn ................................................................ 76 Yorkton .................................................................. 76 MANITOBA INDEX Brandon................................................................. 77 Churchill ................................................................ 77 Gimli...................................................................... 77 Morden ................................................................. 77 Portage La Prairie ................................................... 77 Winnipeg ............................................................... 77 Winnipeg Beach ..................................................... 79 NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Dawson City........................................................... 79 Whitehorse ............................................................ 79 Yellowknife ............................................................ 79

planned. Sorry, no telephone. See website for map and info. 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 EFFUSION ART GALLERY 1033 7 Ave, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-341-6877 Describing itself as ‘an unrestrained expression of emotion’, the gallery is created on the energy of contemporary art with a collaboration between established and emerging artisans from coast to coast. Friendly staff happily provide advice on installation and design specifics to clients, whether homeowners, interior designers or from the corporate world. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565 Established in 2002, the Artym represents over 65 contemporary Canadian artists including sculptors, jewellers and painters. The gallery presents solo, group and themed exhibitions throughout the year. The welcoming staff can help find the right piece for both established collectors and first-time buyers. International shipping. Personal delivery to Calgary. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. Public Gallery COLUMBIA VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL - PYNELOGS GALLERY 1720 4 Ave (at Kinsmen Beach), PO Box 2345, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-4423 KAMLOOPS Commercial Gallery HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 167 4 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 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 KELOWNA Artist-run Gallery ALTERNATOR CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PO Box 5090 Stn A 103-421 Cawston Ave, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-868-2298 F. 250-868-2896 Commercial Galleries A WOODSIDE DESIGN GALLERY 1561 Pandosy 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. 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.

David Thompson Ponders The Mark Of Zorrro (4' x 2' x 4)

Enid Petherick 10 th Open Studio August 1 thru Labour Day

at “Primitive Home� in the Blaeberry Valley, Golden BC

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JULIA TROPS ARTIST STUDIO Studio 113, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-215-0079 Canadian artist Julia Trops works from her studio/ gallery in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, in the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Dramatic and bold figurative artworks in charcoal and oils. Artwork available for purchase from her studio and on her website. Mon to Fri 10 am - 2:30 pm or by appt.

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

RITCHCRAFT GALLERY & FRAMING 103-3957 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 1V3 T. 250-764-6447 F. 250-764-8455

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 BARN GALLERY 4450 Towgood Rd, Oyama, BC V4V 2B6 T. 250-548-3823 F. 250-548-0004 To an emerging artist a good gallery is the door to realization, evolution and the community. To an art lover, it is the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Jody LaFontaine, owner of the Barn Gallery, nurtures both artist and collector in a relaxed country setting featuring Okanagan original art. Open Victoria Day (May) to Thanksgiving (October), Fri to Sun 10 am - 5 pm or by appt. 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





exhibition “an unrestrained expression of emotion� Artists reception Saturday, May 21, 4 - 7 pm

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BARTON LEIER GALLERY DOWNTOWN 99 Chapel St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H3 T. 250-591-1111 GALLERY 223 223 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G8 T. 250-741-1188 F. 250-741-0868 Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 T. 250-754-1750 NELSON

For western cities without much history to draw on, there’s been a trend to celebrate more recent histories, in art, architecture, design, and culture. Opening July 22 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Modern Eye spotlights cultural and quotidian touchstones between 1940 and 1980 — household goods, furniture and craft objects that embody a uniquely Canadian modernist aesthetic. ABOVE: Furniture designed and made in Victoria by Morrison-Bush in the window of Standard Furniture, 1953. and experienced collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appt. Public Galleries GALLERIA AT ROTARY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-717-5304 F. 250-717-5314 The Galleria is an important venue for local artists to display their work and organize their own shows. Located in the heart of the cultural district, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary facility with working studios for artists and artisans, galleries, a theatre, pottery studio, bistro, dance studio and meeting spaces. Daily 8 am - 8 pm. KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3 T. 250-762-2226 F. 250-762-9875 Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, the gallery serves the Central Okanagan Valley with

regular exhibitions by contemporary Canadian artists, while the permanent collection has a focus on Okanagan and other BC-based artists. The gallery is a unique venue for special events and offers a variety of classes, workshops, etc for people of all ages. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. KIMBERLEY Public Gallery KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL - THE GALLERY AT CENTRE 64 64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley, BC V1A 2J2 NANAIMO Commercial Galleries ARTFITTERZ PICTURE FRAMING AND ART GALLERY 15-1925 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1S9 T. 250-585-5506

Cooperative Gallery CRAFT CONNECTION / GALLERY 378 378 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L 4H5 T. 250-352-3006 With two floors of display area the Craft Connection and Gallery 378 provide a rich and diverse collection of craft and art from over 100 local artists working in wood, metal, clay, glass, fibre, and wax. Visitors will be challenged to not find a piece they like. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. Public Galleries OXYGEN ART CENTRE 3-320 Vernon St (enter from alley), Nelson, BC V1L 4B7 T. 250-352-6322 TOUCHSTONES NELSON: MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 502 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E8 T. 250-352-9813 F. 250-352-9810 PARKSVILLE ENGLISHMAN RIVER GALLERY 711 Mariner Way, Parksville, BC V9P 1S4 T. 250-248-7372 PENTICTON Commercial Galleries THE LLOYD GALLERY 18 Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-492-4484 New location on colourful Front St. Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through a large viewing gallery hung French salon-style. Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and sculptures depict the many faces of the Okanagan, Canada and Asia. Mon to Sat (Summer) Tues to Sat (Winter) 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. 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. Public Gallery TWO RIVERS GALLERY OF PRINCE GEORGE & REGION 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-614-7800 F. 250-563-3211 Toll Free: 1-888-221-1155 QUALICUM BEACH Commercial Galleries QUALICUM FRAMEWORKS GALLERY 673 Fir St, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-7350 THE GALLERY AT QUALICUM ART SUPPLY 206 West First Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2P7 T. 250-752-3471 F. 250-752-1668 Public Gallery THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-6133 The arts centre provides rewarding opportunities to enjoy, learn and experience art with three galleries offering a pleasant venue for appreciating and purchasing distinctive works. Artist studios are open to visitors. Creations by artisans are available in the gift shop. Gallery concerts on Sundays. Mon noon - 4:30 pm; Tues - Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (Summer only: Sun noon - 4 pm).

Megan Dulcie Dill, Salmon Cycles, August 23 to September 16, Campbell River Art Gallery

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Megan Dulcie Dill’s mixed media paintings celebrate the life cycles of salmon, each work taking up to two years to complete. Her process involves “corrupting” the original layer of a drawing. “I let the paint spill, speckle, resist and flow over the surface so that the initial image is quite obliterated,” she explains. “After this process I erase out areas by vigorously rubbing and carving into the paint and wood surface, trying to find a balance between controlled actions and random spontaneous acts of nature.” Dill grew up on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where salmon plays a large part in the local culture. “The images I paint come from a place of respect and awe for this wildlife,” she says. “They are so valuable in the food chain, and also represent for me a spiritual connection to the natural world. Salmon swimming through reflective water provides a great subject for the way I paint. Their shifting lines, emerging forms and luminous transparent colours are always evolving, reflecting and changing. I believe paintings should hit you in the gut — or rest somewhere deep — that painters create this visual language to communicate something beyond words. I like to think of my paintings as a visual narrative.” — Janet Nicol RIGHT: Megan Dulcie Dill, The Journey, oil on wood, 2011.

SALMON ARM Public Gallery SAGA PUBLIC ART GALLERY 70 Hudson Ave NE, PO Box 1543, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6 T. 250-832-1170 F. 250-832-6807 SALT SPRING ISLAND Artist-run Galleries POINT GALLERY South Ridge Dr, Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-653-0089 Celebrating ten years of exhibiting challenging work from Salt Spring and Western Canada, the Point Gallery is a uniquely rural alternate space, minutes from Fulford Harbour. Curated by artist/ owner Margaret Day, contemporary art is chosen to reflect the diversity of current art practice and to engage, provoke and involve the audience in the world of visual ideas. Exhibits March to October. Fri, Sun to Tues 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment. Commercial Galleries GALLERY 8 (FORMERLY J. MITCHELL GALLERY) 3104-115 Fulford Ganges Rd, Grace Point Square, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 Representing 30 of the finest Gulf Island artists. The gallery’s extraordinary collection of art in a broad range of media, showcases the dynamic and innovative work of these accomplished local artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun & Hol Mon 11 am - 4 pm.

NEW OWNER Chris Boulton Is the new owner of Buckland Southerst Gallery in West Vancouver JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 3-110 Purvis Lane, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S5 T. 250-537-1589 F. 250-537-9766 Toll Free: 1-800-474-6705 MORLEY MYERS STUDIO & GALLERY 7-315 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-537-4898 F. 250-537-4828 The gallery shows the progression of earlier works of stone to Morley Myers’ latest bronze creation. In the lower level studio you can see and visit with the artist at work on his next piece. His work is influenced by cross-cultural indigenous art forms. Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm or by appt. PEGASUS GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART Mouat’s Mall, 1-104 Fulford-Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-2421 F. 250-537-5590 Established in 1972, Pegasus offers investmentquality historical Canadian art including The Group of Seven, Robert Pilot, WJ Phillips, Sybil Andrews, The Beaver Hall Group and Cornelius Krieghoff. They also represent fine contemporary painters and sculptors as well as rare Northwest Coast Native art and baskets. Summer: Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm; Winter: Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun, Mon by appt. STARFISH GALLERY & STUDIO 1108-115 Fulford Ganges Rd, Grace Point Square, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1T9 T. 250-537-4425 Year-round exhibitions of fine art, photography and sculpture by West Coast artists: Nicola Wheston, Briony Penn, Andrea Collins, Birgit Bateman, Susan Haigh, Eric Onasick, Ken Ketchum, Tina Louise Spalding, Paul Harder and Anais la Rue. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm or by appointment. STEFFICH FINE ART GALLERY 3105-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd,

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-8448 F. 250-537-9233 Toll Free: 1-877-537-8448 SIDNEY, BC Commercial Galleries PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave, Landmark Bldg., Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 Toll Free: 1-877-787-1896 Since 1986 the gallery has offered original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale onsite and through comprehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm. 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. SKIDEGATE, BC Public Gallery HAIDA GWAII MUSEUM PO Box 1373, #2 Second Beach Rd, Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, BC V0T 1S1 T. 250-559-4643 F. 250-559-4643 SUMMERLAND, BC Public Gallery SUMMERLAND ART GALLERY 9533 Main St, Box 1217, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0 T. 250-494-4494 F. 250-494-0055

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

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GREATER VANCOUVER Artist-run Galleries 221A ARTIST RUN GALLERY 100-221 East Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z6 T. 604-568-0812 ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 437 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L4 T. 604-689-2907 ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912 CENTRE A, VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 2 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G6 T. 604-683-8326 F. 604-683-8632 GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196

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GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073 HELEN PITT GALLERY 221A East Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z6 T. 604-681-6740 F. 604-688-2826

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Sarah Anne Johnson and Lorraine Gilbert, Global Nature, Kamloops Art Gallery, June 11 to September 3

Sarah Anne Johnson and Lorraine Gilbert began exploring art and photography in different decades, but the environmental undercurrents in both their practices are now merging in a timely exhibition called Global Nature, on this summer at the Kamloops Art Gallery. Johnson, who won the Grange Prize in 2008, chronicles the lives of Manitoba tree planters, and a group attempting to rejuvenate the island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos. Gilbert’s work also examines fragile ecosystems in Canada and other parts of the world. “Collaborating with Sarah Anne is a natural fit, as she looks at the same issues using very different images,” Gilbert says. “Landscape art has been typically beautiful and sublime, but it can be troubling as well.” She originally studied environmental biology and forestry before moving into the art world, and says a main theme of her photography is our incompatibility with nature. Using a digital camera, she has traveled to sensitive ecological sites, often working alongside local artists. “An artificial feeling is created by using a digital camera,” Gilbert says of her work, “and the people in my photos clash with the landscape. The figures are wearing bright hiking clothes and carry plastic dishes. We don’t really integrate into certain environments.” — Janet Nicol ABOVE: Lorraine Gilbert, Shaping the New Forest (detail), dye coupler print, 1990, National Gallery of Canada. OR GALLERY 555 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R1 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302 WESTERN FRONT GALLERY 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1 T. 604-876-9343 F. 604-876-4099 Commercial Galleries ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427 The Art Emporium offers a large inventory of paintings by all members of the Group of Seven and several of their contemporaries, as well as other major Canadian, French and American artists of the 20th Century, for serious collectors and investors. The Estate of Donald Flather. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 1-800-663-0341 Celebrating more than 20 years of representing

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dynamic contemporary Canadian and International artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles including original canvases, sculptures, monoprints and limited editions. Feature exhibitions change monthly. Conveniently located in the entertainment district on the edge of Yaletown. Deliver locally and ship worldwide. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. BARON GALLERY 293 Columbia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5 T. 604-682-1114 BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 BECKER GALLERIES Pier 32, Granville Island, 210-1333 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-681-7677 The gallery’s aim is to contribute directly to Canada’s artistic and cultural development by representing both established and emerging artists and hosting exhibitions of international significance. Their current roster includes more than 30 artists working in painting, sculpture and photography. Located second floor, Pier 32. Wed to Fri 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment. BELLEVUE GALLERY 2475 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1E1 T. 604-922-2304 F. 604-922-2305 Devoted to representing contemporary fine art, Bellevue Gallery features artists of local and international appeal. Giving voice to the experimentation of new technologies in printmaking, divergent and individual approaches to drawing, photography and painting, and distinctive sculpture, the gallery serves both private and corporate collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment.

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.

BLANKET CONTEMPORARY ART INC 560 Seymour St - 2nd Floor, Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5 T. 604-709-6100

EDZERZA GALLERY 1536 W 2 Ave (Waterfall Building), Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-731-4874

BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 An eclectic gallery owned by Chris Boulton. His aim is to hang quality art without too high a price tag. The gallery represents 18 artists, many with international roots. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm, Sun noon to 4 pm.

ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2243 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611

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 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248 DOCTOR VIGARI GALLERY 1816 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A5 T. 604-255-9513 DORIAN RAE COLLECTION 410 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5 T. 604-874-6100 DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 15586West 6th Ave 2nd floor, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967 and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary

EASTWOOD ONLEY GALLERY 2075 Alberta St, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1C4 T. 604-739-0429

ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 258 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 The gallery features Canadian fine art representing contemporary artists and historical masters. Art dealer Ted Lederer prides himself on the standard and diversity of work the gallery carries, their innovative programs and excellent service, providing “in-house” art consultations and an art rental program available to private and corporate clients and the entertainment industry. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm or by appointment. EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464 FEDERATION GALLERY 1241 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7 T. 604-681-8534 The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island offers sale, exhibition and gallery rental opportunities to members. New exhibitions are usually scheduled every two weeks throughout the year. Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm (mid-May - Aug), 10 am - 4 pm (Sep - mid May). GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 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.

Brenda Joy Lem pulls together the fragmentary nature of the immigrant experience in Canada in her new exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery through June 12. Drawing on vintage family and archival images, she traces her own history as a descendant of Chinese immigrants who arrived in Canada, through Victoria and Vancouver, in the 1930s to open a hand-laundry business. She tells a personal and a universal story in silkscreen prints, digital video projections, and sound installation. RIGHT: Brenda Joy Lem, A Car in the New World, silkscreen on paper, 2008.

HARRISON GALLERIES 901 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6 T. 604-732-5217 F. 604-732-0911 HAVANA GALLERY 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 T. 604-253-9119 F. 604-253-9181 tabid/2829/Default.aspx HEFFEL GALLERY LTD 2247 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-6505 F. 604-732-4245 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: 1-888-615-8399 JACANA GALLERY 2435 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 Jacana Gallery opened in Vancouver in 2000. The Gallery proudly represents more than 20 Canadian and international artists working in various media and styles. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. JANE APPLEBY ART GALLERY 957 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1E1 T. 604-521-4569 F. 604-521-4561 A member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Jane Appleby is a self-taught intuitive painter who works in a variety of styles with the vigour of her love of life. Jane is also an award-winning photographer. She welcomes visitors to enjoy the work on display and sells originals, prints, and other merchandise. Mon to Fri 9 am - 4 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm. JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 101-15735 Croydon Dr The Shops at Morgan Crossing Surrey, BC V3S 2L5 T. 604-535-7445 Toll Free: 1-888-872-3107 NEW LOCATION Established in 1990, and representing the work of over 40 Canadian artists ó- from emerging local talent to internationally respected painters including Toni Onley, Toller Cranston, and Robert Genn ó- Jenkins Showler Gallery offers a diverse selection of original art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

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.

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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 MARILYN S. MYLREA STUDIO ART GALLERY 2341 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2450 F. 604-736-2458 MARION SCOTT GALLERY 2423 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 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 returned to South Granville. 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 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 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


Jenkins Showler Gallery recently moved from White Rock to the nearby Shops at Morgan Crossing in Surrey.

KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444

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JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY 1070 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964

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NUMEN GALLERY 120-1058 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-630-6927 OMEGA GALLERY 4290 Dunbar St (at 27 Ave), Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 T. 604-732-6778 F. 604-732-6898 PERA GALLERY 413 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L4 T. 604-689-7370 Pera Gallery aspires to create an atmosphere of both free play and creative expression. Following Vancouver’s example of a cultural economy founded on the principles of diversity, multiculturalism and reciprocity, the gallery draws from both local and international talent working in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramic and mosaic. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

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GRANVILLE FINE ART 2447 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-266-6010 Canadian artworld veterans Linda Lando and Ken Macdonald have reputations of building collections for collectors. They are merging their talents into Granville Fine Art, representing fine contemporary artists and showcasing works by Canadian and international master painters. Northwest corner Broadway and Granville. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

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

PETLEY JONES GALLERY 1554 W 6 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-732-5353 F. 604-732-5669 Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th - 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Around the corner from former Granville location. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. RENDEZVOUS ART GALLERY 323 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3N2 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 1-877-787-7466 SPIRIT GALLERY 6408 Bay St, (Horseshoe Bay), West Vancouver, BC V7W 2H1 T. 604-921-8974 F. 604-921-8972

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

SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 47 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116 SUN SPIRIT GALLERY 2444 Marine Dr (Dundarave), West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L1 T. 778-279-5052 Sun Spirit Gallery is proud to offer a superior collection of West Coast Native Art from renowned artists and emerging artists alike. The blend of contemporary and traditional work includes fine gold and silver jewellery, unique furniture and home accents, fine art prints, glass work and hand-carved masks and bentwood boxes. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. TRENCH CONTEMPORARY ART 102-148 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5 T. 604-681-2577 Toll Free: 1-877-681-2577 The gallery exhibits international and local emerg-

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Seymour Art Gallery Silk Purse Gallery Spirit Gallery Sun Spirit Gallery West Vancouver Museum Blanket Gallery Satellite Gallery Casa Catriona Jeffries Gallery Elliott Louis Gallery Centre A Chali-Rosso Gallery Ian Tan Gallery Chinese Cultural Centre Coastal Peoples Gastown Coastal Peoples Yaletown Modpod Gallery Numen Gallery Contemporary Art Gallery Doctor Vigari Gallery Dorian Rae Collection Douglas Udell Gallery Elissa Cristall Galleries

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Heffel Gallery La Galerie du Centre Petley Jones Gallery Douglas Reynolds Gallery Equinox Gallery Marilyn S. Mylrea Gallery Monte Clark Gallery Edzerza Gallery Lattimer Gallery Gallery Jones Gallery Gachet Granville Fine Art Jacana Gallery Kurbatoff Art Gallery Marion Scott Gallery Grace Gallery Grunt Gallery Harrison Galleries Havana Gallery Hillís Native Art Hodnett Fine Art Robinson Studio Gallery Howe Street Gallery

ing, mid- and late-career artists working in all media. The gallery’s curatorial interest lies in both conceptual and formal art production but with an emphasis on relationship with the chosen material, rigorous discipline in the resolution of formal art problems and clarity of conceptual approach. In Gastown. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, or by appt. TRIBAL SPIRIT GALLERY 20435 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4G3 T. 604-514-2377 F. 604-514-9281 Toll Free: 1-888-834-8757 Tribal Spirit Gallery represents fine First Nations art of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. In addition to viewing cultural artifacts, visitors are invited to stroll through the 2000 sq. ft. commercial gallery celebrating the achievements of contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations artists. Located near the Cascades Casino and Hotel. Open Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 1-800-730-8825

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Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Joyce Williams Gallery Monnyís Gallery Nyree Hazelton Arts On Main Or Gallery Pendulum Gallery Rendezvous Art Gallery Republic Gallery Robert Held Gallery Spirit Wrestler Gallery The Cultch (VECC) Gallery The IronWorks Trench Gallery Trunk Gallery Uno Langmann Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery Westbridge Fine Art Western Front Gallery WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 1-877-974-4278 A destination for art lovers throughout the Lower Mainland since 1989. They feature an extraordinary selection of original fine art, ceramics and sculpture. Their custom framing is a blend of creativity, expert design, and skilled workmanship. Tue to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Closed holiday long weekends. WINSOR GALLERY 3025 Granville, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878 Cooperative Galleries ARTS OFF MAIN GALLERY 216 East 28 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 2M4 T. 604-876-2785 CIRCLE CRAFT GALLERY 1-1666 Johnston St (Granville Island), Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-669-8021 F. 604-669-8585 Excellence in design and craftsmanship is the hallmark of Circle Craft, a co-operative of both emerging and established BC craftspeople whose work covers the spectrum from cottage industry to one-of-a-kind artist/craftspeople including both traditional and contemporary design. Juried exhibitions change monthly. Daily 10 am - 7 pm. CRAFTHOUSE GALLERY 1386 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 T. 604-687-7270 F. 604-687-6711 DUNDARAVE PRINT WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 1640 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-689-1650 GALLERY OF BC CERAMICS 1359 Cartwright St, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7 T. 604-669-3606

NEW LOCATION Marion Scott Gallery recently moved from Gastown to South Granville’s Gallery Row. MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island), Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1724 Public Galleries AMELIA DOUGLAS ART GALLERY 700 Royal Ave, PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC V3L 5B2 T. 604-527-5723 html ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T. 604-927-6550 F. 604-927-6559 Art+Gallery/default.htm BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3 T. 604-682-3455 F. 604-682-3310

CITYSCAPE COMMUNITY ART SPACE 355 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G3 T. 604-988-6844 CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710 FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave, Ambleside Landing, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C2 T. 604-925-7290 F. 604-925-5913



JAPANESE CANADIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 6688 Southoaks Cr, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7 T. 604-777-7000 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 page/2166/0/-1 MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr,, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 MOA is a place of architectural beauty, provocative programming, and exciting exhibitions — including Bill Reid’s iconic ‘The Raven and the First Men,’and the new Multiversity Galleries, showcasing 10,000 objects from around the world. Café MOA, an elegant shop, and free tours. Spring/ Summer: daily 10 am - 5 pm Tues to 9; Fall/Winter: closed Mon, open Tues 10 am - 9 pm and Wed to Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Dec 25 & 26. NORTH VANCOUVER MUSEUM IN PRESENTATION HOUSE ARTS CENTRE 209 West 4 St, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H8 T. 604-990-3700 Extn: 8016 PLACE DES ARTS 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2 T. 604-664-1636 F. 604-664-1658

BLACKBERRY GALLERY AT PORT MOODY ARTS CENTRE 2425 St Johns St, Port Moody, BC V3H 2B2 T. 604-931-2008 F. 604-931-2052

PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 T. 604-986-1351 F. 604-986-5380

BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-297-4422 F. 604-205-7339 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

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.

CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE MUSEUM & ARCHIVES 555 Columbia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 4H5 T. 604-658-8883

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CARL BEAM Organized by the National Gallery of Canada

8 APR - 29 MAY 2011 UBC Museum of Anthropology 6393 NW Marine Drive Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2 604.822.5087

Carl Beam, The North American Iceberg (detail), 1985. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo ©NGC

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SEYMOUR ART GALLERY 4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2 T. 604-924-1378 F. 604-924-3786

circlecraft handmade by local artists

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 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 TECK GALLERY (SFU VANCOUVER CAMPUS) 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029 THE CULTCH GALLERY AT VECC 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 T. 604-251-1363 F. 604-251-1730

open every day 10am - 7pm . net loft - granville island

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. VERNON 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. NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2G9 T. 250-542-8544 Artist/owner Nadine Wilson opened her gallery in 2005. She represents several local artists, presents regular classes in watercolour, oil and acrylic painting and drawing as well as offering professional framing services. In summer the gallery hosts guest artist workshops. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 4 pm (winter: Sat 10 am - 2 pm). Public Gallery VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096

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Kristin Bjornerud, May 1 to 31, Gallery Jones, Vancouver

Kristin Bjornerud’s aim is “to create paintings that are short stories, personal narratives told through the lens of folktales, dreams, and magical realism.” One such work is The Father’s House, an ethereal painting of a rambling wooden house on the precipice of a cliff, its fate in the hands of a group of young women. “I often use images from dreams as springboards for ideas, and with the house I find I’m attracted to the darker, hidden aspects of it,” Bjornerud says. “For me, the house is a wonderfully rich symbol full of contradictions and narrative possibilities. It can be read at once as a domestic space, a shelter, a sanctuary or a prison.” As for the female figures, the artist says they’re “taking control of the symbol” as well as an act of solidarity and a small rebellion. “It’s destructive, but it’s also a joyful act, at least for some of the characters.” Bjornerud’s watercolours evoke a variety of reactions. “Some stories can have very little in the way of action,” she points out, “but are powerful nonetheless because they stir up an emotion or memory. That’s what I’am striving toward.” She talks about leaving certain ambiguity in the work to invite conversation with the viewer. “It would be quite boring if we all read images the same way.”— Janet Nicol ABOVE: Kristin Bjornerud, Sanctuary, watercolour and gouache on paper, 38" X 64", 2010 62 Galleries West Summer 2011



Rande Cook, August 6 to 26, Alcheringa Gallery, Victoria

Rande Cook’s summer exhibition, eight carved panels, is inspired by a previous exhibition of his paintings called Innovative Visions of the Formline. “No matter how we look at things around us, there is a string of energy flowing through it all,� Cook says about his striking and detailed designs. “As each design developed, I started to add more colour, a reflection of life unfolding and all its many gifts starting to appear in front of you. Each design represents a string of elements, each holding its own identity. It’s like us as humans — many races throughout the world but all the same energy. Cook was born in the northern Vancouver Island town of Alert Bay and now lives in Victoria. He has a mixture of N’amgis, Ma’amtagila and Mamalilikala tribal lineage, and is also influenced by his grandfather’s mastery of Kwakwaka’wakw design. “When I first thought about doing the Lines of Time design (representing strands of energy that run through everything in the world), I was coming from a place of tranquility,� he says. “Our Kwakwaka’wakw culture speaks of a higher power, with all of us on earth as equals, whether you’re human, animal, insect, the rivers that flow, or the trees that give.� — Janet Nicol ABOVE: Rande Cook, One’s Vision, red cedar, acrylic paint, 2011. The Vernon Public Art Gallery presents exhibitions of emerging and established artists working in a variety of media, including paintings sculpture, video, and installation art. The Vernon Public Art Gallery is the largest public gallery in the North Okanagan, and provides exhibition opportunities to local artists and artisans. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm.

rary 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 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.

NEW GALLERY Artist Marion Evamy has opened her own Red Gallery on Oak Bay Avenue in Victoria. 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 contempo-

CHOSIN POTTERY 4283 Metchosin Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 3Z4 T. 250-474-2676 F. 250-474-2676 From their studio set in a beautiful, award-winning garden of a renovated house from the turn of the century, Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle produce a wide range of work, mainly in high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-a-kind pieces for decoration or contemplation to an excellent selection of functional pottery for everyday use. One half hour north of Victoria via Hwy 1, Exit 10 to Hwy 14 (Sooke Rd) and Metchosin Rd. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. DALES GALLERY 537 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R3 T. 250-383-1552

OPEN INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION August 16 - September 4, 2011 Reception: August 18, 2011

Entry Deadline: June 3, 2011 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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DOMINGUEZ ART GALLERY 2075 Otter Point Rd, Box 344 , Sooke, BC V9Z 1G1 T. 250-664-7045 EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328 ECLECTIC GALLERY 2170 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1E9 T. 250-590-8095 Specializing in original contemporary fine art paintings, sculpture, photography and jewellery, this welcoming light-filled gallery is known for its vibrant selection of local and regional art. It offers rotating art exhibitions of excellent quality at its easily-accessible location in the heart of Oak Bay Village. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. LUZ GALLERY + WORKSHOPS 1844 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1C5 T. 250-590-7557 F. 250-590-7555 MADRONA GALLERY 606 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 1J4 T. 250-380-4660 F. 250-380-4625 Madrona Gallery represents emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists. The gallery offers a welcoming environment to all visitors and Michael

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Deluge Gallery Eagle Feather Gallery Mercurio Gallery Eclectic Gallery Fifty Fifty Arts Collective Gallery at Mattickís Farm Gallery in Oak Bay Village Goward House

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 MERCURIO GALLERY 602 Courtney St, Victoria, BC V8W 1B6 T. 250-388-5158 MORRIS GALLERY 428 Burnside Rd E (on Alpha), Victoria, BC V8T 2X1 T. 250-388-6652 F. 250-386-6612 ONE MOON GALLERY 1192 Kosapsum Cres (Esquimalt), Victoria, BC V9A 7K7 T. 250-294-6388 The gallery celebrates the art of Darlene Gait, an internationally-recognized, contemporary Coast Salish First Nation’s artist born on Vancouver Island. Her paintings are inspiring and spiritual as she focuses on, and shares, the beauty of the North West Coast landscape, its wild life and indigenous art. Sat, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. OUT OF THE MIST GALLERY 740 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M6 T. 250-480-4930

15 Maltwood Gallery 16 Hillís Native Art 17 Legacy Gallery and Café 18 Luz Gallery 19 Madrona Gallery 20 Martin Batchelor Gallery 21 May Ip-Lam Gallery 22 Ministry of Casual Living

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One Moon Gallery Open Space Out of the Mist Gallery Polychrome Gallery Red Gallery Royal BC Museum Slide Room Gallery Ted Harrison Gallery

Dealers in classic and contemporary Northwest coast native art — including traditional potlatch masks, basketry, shamanic devices, button blankets, totem poles, artefacts and more. There is also a selection of plains beadwork and artefacts and other North American, Oceanic, and African tribal art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 3 pm. POLYCHROME FINE ARTS 1113 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V 3K9 T. 250-382-2787 RED ART GALLERY 2033 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1E5 T. 250-881-0462 A small gem in the heart of Oak Bay Village, the gallery is dynamic, welcoming and above all, dedicated to the love of art. Along with regular new paintings by award-winning painter Marion Evamy, other artists also showcase artwork that is contemporary, confident and affordable. Relax on the red couch and enjoy art described (by critic Robert Amos) as ‘a blast of joyî. Tues to Sat noon - 4 pm. SOOKE FINE ART GALLERY 2016 Shields Rd, PO Box 507, Sooke, BC V9Z 1H5 T. 250-642-6411 SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE GALLERY 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4 T. 250-642-3421 F. 250-642-6988 Displayed throughout this award-winning inn,

31 View Art Gallery 32 West End Gallery 33 Winchester (2) - Humboldt St 34 Winchester - Oak Bay Ave

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, 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 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. 250-384-4171 F. 250-361-3995 COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA G6-1001 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 2C5 T. 250-381-2787 F. 250-383-9155 LEGACY ART GALLERY 630 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-381-7670 The Legacy Art Gallery features works from the University of Victoria Art Collections, including paintings, drawings and sculptures by some of the bestknown artists in the Pacific Northwest, bequeathed to the University of Victoria by Dr. Michael C. Williams. Two gallery spaces feature a variety of

Opening just as the rodeo season is gearing up in Alberta, Chris Riley’s paintings bring a spirit of celebration of the West to Swirl Fine Art in Calgary’s Art Central. A self-taught painter from rural Alberta, her portraits of people and animals are saturated with colour and bold, forceful strokes. On through June, the show will open June 2 (first Thursday) with kinetic live performance and a sampling of Western culture. RIGHT: Chris Riley, Showoff, oil on canvas, 2010.

rotating exhibits. Phone, or visit website for hours. CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. Reopening early June. MALTWOOD PRINTS AND DRAWINGS GALLERY AT THE MCPHERSON LIBRARY Box 3025 Stn CSC, McPherson Library, Room 027 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-6673 F. 250-721-8997 The Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery, located on the lower level of the McPherson Library, exhibits prints, drawings, paintings and photographs from the University of Victoria’s permanent art collection, including a large contemporary First Nations print collection. Hours of operation coincide with McPherson Library. Call for current hours. WHISTLER Commercial Galleries ADELE CAMPBELL FINE ART GALLERY 110-4090 Whistler Way (Westin Hotel), Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-0887 F. 604-938-1887 Toll Free: 1-888-938-0887 ART JUNCTION GALLERY 1050 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1 T. 604-938-9000 F. 604-938-9000 BLACK TUSK GALLERY 108-4293 Mountain Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 The Black Tusk Gallery creates unique acquisition opportunities for collectors with a variety of works by both established and up-and-coming First Nations artists whose work reflects the ancient histories and traditions of the coastal people. Located on the lobby level of the Hilton Hotel, next to Skiers Plaza. Open daily. HAYDEN BECK GALLERY 122-4293 Mountain Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-962-7711 F. 604-962-7712 MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 1-888-310-9726 Located in The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. With three galleries, a combined total of 6080 square feet of exhibition space, and a state of the art warehouse/ studio in Jasper, they frequently host exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. THE PATH GALLERY 122-4338 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-932-7570

Jeremy Drummond, 65-Point Plan for Sustainable Living, May 5 to June 11, The New Gallery, Calgary

As a harsh yet sublime portrait of North American suburbia, 65-Point Plan for Sustainable Living is a collection of 65 aerial images depicting every Canadian province and US state. As a Canadian artist currently living in Pennsylvania, Drummond has been exploring the suburbs through video and photographic works that manipulate what’s natural and what has been devised. Echoing the urban planning maps of residential construction in this series, each photo captures a single housing subdivision, digitally reconstructed. While they appear like most subdivisions at first glance, no roads lead either in or out. Each neighbourhood is wholly self-contained, as if an island of homogenous housing. As a critique of the notion of gated communities and suburban privacy, the photographs focus on the uniformity of each community. As an installation, the photographs are displayed to reflect their actual geographic and spatial relationship, suggesting a re-mapping of how enclosed most of North America truly is. As a multiple, the images are printed as an edition of standard postcards, further pushing the notion of residential planned communities as desirable locations. — Amy Fung ABOVE: Jeremy Drummond, 65-Point Plan for Sustainable Living, installation detail, 2007 - 2008. 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

ALBERTA GALLERIES BANFF Commercial Galleries CANADA HOUSE GALLERY PO Box 1570201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5 T. 403-762-3757 F. 403-762-8052 Toll Free: 1-800-419-1298 A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art — paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-760-2382 Toll Free: 1-800-310-9726 Located in The Fairmont Banff Springs, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. With three galleries, a combined total of 6080 square feet of exhibition space, and a state of the art warehouse/studio in Jasper, they frequently host exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 2469, 110 Bison Courtyard, 211 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1C2 T. 403-762-2214 Toll Free: 1-866-859-2220 Art reflects the spiritual and physical reliance of humanity on the natural world. The Willock & Sax Gallery is innovative and eclectic, rooted in the idea that art is about people, place, and community. They carry work by mainly Western Canadian contemporary and historic artists, who enjoy international, national, and regional reputations. Daily 10 am - 6 pm.

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Through June 19, the Glenbow Museum in Calgary flips the idea of portraiture on its head. The exhibition Portraits, the latest curated show from works in the Museum’s collection, features a selection of recognizable portraits — images of people — as well as some unusual interpretations. Portraits of ideas, moments in time, and objects representing abstract concepts can all redefine the intent of portraiture. RIGHT: Napoleon Brousseau, Gary Michael Dault, 2002. Collection of the Glenbow Museum. 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 The gallery is exclusively committed to the production, presentation, collection and analysis of contemporary art and is dedicated to developing a thoughtful and stimulating forum for visual art and curatorial practice. The WPG develops exhibitions, commissions new works and engages in dialogues about curatorial practice through symposia and workshops. Wed to Sun 12:30 pm - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. Free gallery tours Thurs 7 pm.


Virginia Boulay, Waterton Morning, acrylic on canvas, 20” x 36”

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Represented by Arts on Atlantic Art Gallery, Calgary, AB. 403.264.6627 Effusion Art Gallery, Invermere, B.C. 250.341.6877 Grey Area Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C. 604.846.0088 Waterton Lakes National Park, AB. 403.859.2535

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NEW LOCATION Suncatchers Design Studio has moved to the Trading Post Mall in Bragg Creek.

persen’s works are an outlet of strength, light and emotion. From a unique imagination, her paintings exhibit a warm closeness to nature that is constantly evolving. She also creates hand-crafted concrete garden art. Maryanne’s artwork is represented at Gust Gallery in Waterton, AB. Daily 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment. BRAGG CREEK Commercial Galleries SUNCATCHER’S DESIGN STUDIO 1 White Ave, Trading Post Mall, PO Box 840, Bragg Creek,, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-4332 F. 403-278-6299 Providing Calgary with custom stained glass since 1979, SunCatcher’s is also an eclectic mix of original art, antiques, and jewellery. Now featuring the art of Roland Gissing (1895 - 1967) and Alberta artists Lisse Legge, Karin Taylor, Chris Zincan, Candice Meyer, Sandy Angle, Allen Weibe, Linda Sirr, Frank Calon and Robert Held, plus a private collection of original art deco and art nouveau glass and metal works. Wed to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun, Mon noon - 5 pm.

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

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


Artist-run Galleries STRIDE GALLERY 1004 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M7 T. 403-262-8507 F. 403-269-5220

Commercial Galleries BLUEROCK GALLERY (FORMERLY TERRA COTTA) 110 Centre Ave, Box 1290, Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5047 F. 403-933-5050 Under new owners, Karen Gimbel and Chris Weingarth, Bluerock Gallery is a go-to place for one-ofa-kind art and fine craft plus jewellery and inspiring books. New art arrives regularly and the impressive group of more than 50 artists is being expanded. Wed to Mon 11 am - 5 pm; Dec 1 - 24 daily 11 am - 7 pm or by appt. MARYANNE’S EDEN — THE ART AND GARDEN GALLERY 109 Centre Ave East, Box 964, Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5524 Working primarily with oil paints, Maryanne Jes-


THE NEW GALLERY 212-100 7 Ave SW (Art Central), Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 From its new location on the second level of Art Central, Calgary’s oldest artist-run centre is committed to providing a forum for a wide spectrum of critical discourse and multi-disciplinary practices within the contemporary visual arts. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. TRUCK CONTEMPORARY ART IN CALGARY 815 1 St SW, lower level, Calgary, AB T2P 1N3 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737

TRUCK is a non-profit, artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. Their goal is to incite dialogue locally, which contributes to the global critical discourse on contemporary art. TRUCK presents dynamic programming, fosters innovative artistic practices, encourages experimentation, and promotes a dialogue between artists and the public. Free admission. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. 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. ARTEVO.COM 6999 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2S1 T. 403-265-7723 Mixing the music of distinguished piano manufacturers such as Fazioli, Bechstein and Knabe with over 200 artists represented including global painters such as Jane Seymour, Fabian Perez and “The Art of Dr Seuss” along with Alberta and Canadian artists, notably Toller Cranston, Dean McLeod and Lois Bauman. Also offer framing and fine giclée reproduction. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 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, jewellery, 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.

NEW OWNERS Keith Levoir is the new owner of Arts on Atlantic while Amanda Clark has purchased the Influx Jewellery Gallery in Calgary. CIRCA 1226A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1 T. 403-290-0145 Toll Free: 1-877-290-0145 Circa is a one-of-a-kind gallery specializing in midcentury modern art glass from around the world. All items are hand blown works of art from the 1940-1960s. The focus is on European art glass 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. DADE ART AND DESIGN LAB 1327 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T2 T. 403-454-0243 F. 403-454-0282 With a distinctive product mix and presentation philosophy DaDe Art & Design Lab favours the ‘eco-friendly’ in offering a complete product range for modern living — including original art and sculpture by local artists, and exclusive furniture from around the world. Tues, Wed, Fri 11 am - 7

pm; Thurs till 9 pm; Sat till 6 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm and by appointment. (Winter: Tues, Wed, Fri 11 am - 6 pm; Thurs till 8 pm; Sat till 6 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm.) DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 737 2 ST SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 Recently relocated to the heritage Lancaster Building 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. 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.

NEW GALLERY Partners Irene Besse and Rick Anderson have opened the gallery adjacent to Irene’s long-established piano studio on 11 St SE. GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 1-866-425-5373 Extensive collection of fine artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Wood, Desrosiers, Lyon, Hedrick, Min Ma, Simard, Brandel, Schlademan, Bond, Cameron, Crump and Charlesworth. Calgary’s largest collection of bronze — by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Taylor, Danyluk and Arthur. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat till 5 pm. GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 100-602 11 Ave SW - lower level, Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 T. 403-265-1630 F. 403-265-1634 This contemporary, New York-style gallery boasts an impressive 4600 sq ft of original art work ranging from glass sculpture to abstract oil paintings and photography. The gallery, which can accommodate events of up to 300 people, is anchored by a central art deco bar, three plasma screens and a sophisticated sound system. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. GIBSON FINE ART LTD 628 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 T. 403-244-2000 Now located in the Design District, the gallery showcases contemporary art in a wide variety of styles and media and of significant regional and national scope — from emerging and established artists of the highest quality. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 709 A 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 A member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada, the gallery represents over 25 artists working in a range of mediums including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media works. Gallery artists include Angela Leach, Toni Hafkenscheid, Akiko Taniguchi, Bill Laing, Marjan Eggermont, Tivadar Boté, Ken Webb, Harry Kiyooka, Reinhard Skoracki, Glen Semple, Elizabeth Barnes, David Burdeny, Dennis Ekstedt, Renée Duval, Ben Van Netten, Siobhan Humston, Bratsa Bonifacho, Eve Leader, Jude Griebel, Stefanja Du-

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A Celebration of The Canadian Landscape

July 16 - August 27, 2011 Opening Reception: July 16, 2011, 2-4pm

“Grasping the Wind”, acrylic, Brent Laycock, SCA

In this exhibition, The Society of Canadian Artists interprets the Canadian landscape. Featuring some of the Country’s top artists, this exhibition presents as much diversity in artistic intrepretation as it does the landscape across Canada.


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Jeffrey Spalding, First Snow – White Hope, Oil on oak panels, diptych each 18” x 80”

SUMMER’S EDGE III Gallery artists group show July 2011 PATTI DYMENT & MELANIE AIKENHEAD Spring Creek Muse August 2011 BARBARA BALLACHEY Recent Work September 2011 612 Spring Creek Drive Canmore, Alberta T1W 0C7 403-675-8300

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manowski, Marianne Lovink and Eszter Burghardt. Tues to Fri 10 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 Specializing in Canadian contemporary art jewellery, the gallery represents over 40 of Canada’s most talented jewellery artists with work ranging from subtle objects for everyday wear to extravagant and sculptural artworks — rings, pendants, necklaces, brooches, bracelets and earrings. Also offer custom design services. Tues to Fri 10:30 am 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. INGLEWOOD FINE ARTS 1223B 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S9 T. 403-262-5011 Recently relocated from Montreal, owner/director Michel Arseneau is featuring the works of internationally-recognized artist Charles Carson in permanent exhibition at his new Inglewood Fine Arts gallery. He also represents several emerging artists from South America who will be introduced over the next several months. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. JARVIS HALL FINE ART 617 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1

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EMMEDIA Gallery Endeavor Arts Gainsborough Galleries Galleria Glenbow Museum Gerry Thomas Gallery Gibson Fine Art Herringer Kiss Gallery Illingworth Kerr Gallery Marion Nicoll Gallery Mezzanine Gallery Ruberto Ostberg Gallery

T. 403-206-9942 F. 403-206-1399 Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Currently representing Mark Dicey, Elena Evanoff, Dean Turner and Carl White. Works of art on consignment are also available throughout the year by historical and contemporary Canadian and international artists. Submissions for representation or questions relating to consigning works of art for sale can be made via email. LATITUDE ART GALLERY 150-625 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-262-9598 Located in the Design District on 11 Ave SW, Latitude Art Gallery showcases a variety of Canadian and international artists. They specialize in contemporary style art including landscapes, still life’s, abstract, and figurative. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 am, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, and by appointment. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 T. 403-209-8542 Toll Free: 1-866-202-0888 Established in 1972 in Winnipeg, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Cana-

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The Nickle Arts Museum The Peters Gallery & Framing Inglewood Fine Arts Jarvis Hall Fine Art Newzones Gallery Paul Kuhn Gallery Latitude Gallery Leighton Art Centre Loch Gallery Masters Gallery Perspective Gallery

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dian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Ron Bolt, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Also located in Winnipeg and Toronto. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MASTERS GALLERY 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 Celebrating more than 30 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MICAH GALLERY 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-245-1340 F. 403-245-1575 Now located in Art Central, the gallery specializes in unique First Nations art and jewellery from North America. Featured artists include Nancy Dawson a West Coast jeweller. They also offer Inuit soapstone carvings, traditional and contemporary turquoise jewellery, as well as Canadian ammolite gold and silver jewellery. Mon to Wed 10 am - 6 pm, Thur - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Seasonal hours may be in effect, please call.

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MOONSTONE CREATION NATIVE GALLERY 1416 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T5 T. 403-261-2650 F. 403-261-2654 The Moonstone Creation Gallery shows traditional Native art, jewellery and clothing from local artists. Owner Yvonne Jobin, of Cree heritage from nothern Alberta, prides herself on ‘creating tradition, one bead at a time’ with her intricate beadwork on full-size and miniature garments, footwear, medicine bags and pouches. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm. NEWZONES 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 Opened in 1992, Newzones represents leading names in contemporary Canadian art. The gallery has developed strong regional, national, and international followings for its artists. The focus has been a program of curated exhibitions, international art fairs and publishing projects. Services include consulting, collection building, installation and appraisals. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 724 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 Focuses on national and regional contemporary Canadian paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture; also shows contemporary American prints. Exhibitions change monthly featuring established and emerging artists along with themed group shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. PERSPECTIVE GALLERY 118-1111 6 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 5M5 T. 403-454-9377 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 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 Established since 1979, the gallery features an extensive portfolio of distinguished Canadian artists offering fine original paintings, glass, ceramics and sculptures in traditional and contemporary genres. Ongoing solo and group exhibitions welcome everyone from browsers to experienced collectors. Personalized corporate and residential consulting. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. (Free Sat parking) NEW Second location at West Market Square.

NEW GALLERIES Michel Arseneau recently opened his Inglewood Fine Arts on 9 Ave SE while Jarvis Hall has opened his eponymous fine art gallery adjacent to his framing shop on 11 Ave SW. SWIRL FINE ART & DESIGN 104-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-5337 Swirl Fine Art and Design showcases fine art originals from local and regional artists. The gallery focuses on art to beautify the home with a wide selection of paintings and sculptures from aspiring and well-established artists. New shows on the first Thursday of every month, coincide with Art Central’s First Thursday festivities. Encaustic workshops twice monthly. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. THE COLLECTORS’ GALLERY OF ART 1332 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-245-8300 F. 403-245-8315 Specializing in important Canadian art from the 19th to the 21st century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and Group of Seven. The Collectors’ Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. THE WEISS GALLERY 1021 6 St SW (corner 11 Ave), Calgary, AB T2R 1R2 T. 403-262-1880 A showcase for craft-intensive, descriptive art, The Weiss Gallery represents a dynamic group of artists whose approaches to painting, drawing, photography and sculpture, pay respect to 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.

EXPANDED GALLERY Now in its seventh year, Skew Gallery has expanded its original gallery space on 10 Ave SW to 3000 sq ft, creating the opportunity to present more ambitious scaled artworks in painting, sculpture, photography and installation. VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 816 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-4346 Established in 1980, the gallery has earned a national reputation among discerning collectors of contemporary Canadian art. Exhibitions change monthly, showcasing museum-calibre, original paintings, sculpture and ceramics by artists with well-established reputations. Representing the Estate of Luke O Lindoe (1913-1999). Gallery open Tues to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm. The Vue Café serves lunch 11 am - 4 pm. Inquiries invited for private functions. WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 In the heart of downtown Calgary, Wallace Galleries Ltd. has been a part of the art community since 1986. With regular group and solo shows the gallery is proud to represent some of Canada’s most accomplished and upcoming contemporary artists working in oils, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor as well sculpture and pottery. There is always something visually stimulating to see at Wallace Galleries Ltd. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WEBSTER GALLERIES 812 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-6500 F. 403-263-6501 Established in 1979, the gallery exhibits an extensive collection of original oil and acrylic paintings, bronze, ceramic, stone sculptures and Inuit art in a 10,000 square foot space. Webster Galleries Inc also houses a complete frame design and workshop facility. Free parking at the rear of the gallery for customer convenience. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. 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.

Glenn Olson

Glenn Olson, The Jeering Section - Gorillas, Acrylic, 15” x 28”

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

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

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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. 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 LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8 Site 31, Comp. #9., RR 8 By Millarville, 16 km south of Calgary off Hwy 22 west, Calgary, AB T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 The Leighton Art Centre is situated on 80 acres of spectacular landscape in the Alberta foothills, 15 minutes southwest of Calgary. This Alberta Historic Resource houses the former home of landscape painter A.C. Leighton. They offer changing exhibitions, art sales, art workshops and children’s programming. Check website for full visitor’s information. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. 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.

Mixing the trappings of contemporary car culture with the theme of wilderness exploration, artist Elinor Whidden’s Ford EXPLORER series comes to Calgary’s Stride Gallery June 10 to July 22. In crisp photography, Whidden chronicles a journey into traditional fur-trading territory, ranging across the Canadian Shield with a few artifacts of the modern age — the remnants of our “Fordian Empire.” RIGHT: Elinor Whidden, Ford EXPLORER series, digital image, 2009. 70 Galleries West Summer 2011

THE MILITARY MUSEUMS AND GALLERY 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5J4 T. 403-974-2850 F. 403-974-2858 TRIANGLE GALLERY OF VISUAL ART 104-800 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403-262-1737 F. 403-262-1764 Dedicated to the presentation of contemporary Canadian visual arts, architecture and design within a context of international art, the gallery is engaged in the advancement of knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices through a balanced program of visual art exhibitions to the public of Calgary and visitors. Admission: adults - $4; senior/students - $2; family - $8; members - free; free general admission on Thurs. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. CAMROSE Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St, Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 1-888-672-8401 Fresh, vibrant and alive describe both the artwork and the experience when you visit this recently restored gallery. You will discover a diverse group of both emerging and established artists including J. Brager, B. Cheng, R. Chow, H. deJager, K. Duke, 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 works by both established and up-andcomming artists from the local area and accross the West. The gallery prides itself on highlighting outstanding, and frequently changing displays of paintings, glass sculpture, clay, wood, metal, and bronze. Open daily 11 am - 5 pm with extended summer hours. THE EDGE GALLERY 612 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, AB T1W 0C7 T. 403-675-8300 In the gallery: ongoing exhibitions of historical paintings and prints to contemporary, abstract works. In the frame shop: experienced staff with 25 years experience offers a wide selection of frames for mirrors, objects, needlework, paintings and prints, specializing in the handling and care of original artwork. Tues to Sat 10 am -5:30 pm or by appointment.

Susan Rankin, A Valid Beauty, July 2 to August 21, Esplanade Gallery, Medicine Hat

Known for her intricate glass work depicting flowers and figurative vases, a retrospective of Saskatchewan/Ontario glass artist Susan Rankin at Medicine Hat’s Esplanade Gallery surveys her work over the past 20 years. Cognizant of the history of glass craft, Rankin also pushes its evolution with flamboyant techniques, creating epergnes and foliage. From lilies to tulip heads, Rankin’s craftsmanship combines decorative glass flowers with vessels to create delicate and spectacular glass objects. As elaborately designed epergnes and flower stands were signs of wealth and status in the 19th century, today, transformed into solid worked glass, Rankin plays on the evolving history of the vessel through voluptuous contemporary shapes and styles. The exhibition’s title, A Valid Beauty responds to the idea of intricate glass work as home adornment. This exhibition takes glass beyond home decor, into representations of environment and landscape, inviting viewers to look at glass in a new light. Rankin has also included selections from her Wired Forms series, where the simple glass form is shrouded in detailed wire work, enclosing and casting shadows on the glass, and manipulating the perspective on enclosed forms. — Amy Fung ABOVE: Susan Rankin, Boat Dream Wired Form, blown glass, steel, steel wire, 2004. Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 COCHRANE Commercial Galleries JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY/STUDIO 3-320 1 St West,, Cochrane, AB T4C 1X8 T. 403-932-7040 This gallery features the work of Alberta artist Janet B. Armstrong and other local artisans. Visitors also enjoy the ambience of a cherrywood bar, fireplace and vintage memorabilia. Commissions and special events welcome. Tues 1:30 pm - 5 pm; Wed to Fri 11 am - 5 pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun noon - 4 pm. RUSTICA ART GALLERY #4-123 2 Ave West, PO Box 1267, Rustic Market Square, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B3 T. 403-851-5181 Toll Free: 1-866-915-5181 Housed in a rustic log building in downtown Cochrane this inviting gallery specializes in original artwork, sculpture and jewelry by local and Western Canadian artists including the Western Lights Group. Appraisal, framing, cleaning and restoration services available. Wed to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm. STUDIO WEST BRONZE FOUNDRY & ART GALLERY PO Box 550 205 - 2 Ave SE, Industrial Park, Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7 T. 403-932-2611 F. 403-932-2705

DRUMHELLER Commercial Galleries ATELIERO VERDA Box 1708, 40 3 Ave W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-2455 The resident artist, Jacqueline Sveda is originally from Magog, Quebec, but has lived in Western Canada for the last 30 years. Her work is inspired by her surroundings, in which imagination plays a big role. She works in acrylic and mixed media flat art, as well as stone and wood carving. Guest artists participate in periodic exhibitions. Thurs to Sun 1:30 pm - 5 pm. FINE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY Box 338, 20 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-3686 Toll Free: 1-866-823-3686 Owned and operated by Michael Todor, the gallery features pottery, watercolours, pen and ink sketches, pencil sketches and ammolite fine jewellery by Alberta artists — along with a permanent rotating display of Todor photographs. New shows with guest artists open on the second Saturday of each month. 10 am - 5:30 pm (May to Sep: Daily) (Sep to May: Mon to Sat). Cooperative Gallery BADLANDS GALLERY Box 836, 50C 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-8680 GREATER EDMONTON Artist-run Galleries HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523

The Arts Centre delivers a variety of services to both artists and the community, and acts as an essential alternative site for the presentation, distribution and promotion of contemporary art. The gallery presents 10 five-week exhibitions, from local, provincial and national artists, collectives and arts organizations as well as an annual members’ show. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.

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.

SNAP GALLERY 10123 121 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117 Established in 1982 as an independent, cooperatively-run fine art printshop, the SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists) mandate is to promote, facilitate and communicate print and printrelated contemporary production. A complete print shop and related equipment are available to members. Ten exhibitions are scheduled each year. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.

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.

Commercial Galleries AGNES BUGERA GALLERY 12310 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-482-2854 F. 780-482-2591 Agnes Bugera has been in the art gallery business since 1975, and is pleased to continue representing an excellent group of established and emerging Canadian artists. Spring and Fall exhibitions offer a rich variety of quality fine art including landscape, still life, and abstract paintings as well as sculpture and photography. New works by gallery artists are featured throughout the year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment. ART BEAT GALLERY 26 St Anne St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E9 T. 780-459-3679 F. 780-459-3677 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 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. FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-488-2952 KAMENA GALLERY & FRAMES 5718 Calgary Trail, Edmonton, AB T6H 2K2 T. 780-944-9497 F. 780-430-0476

Farm Show April 30 - November 13 A three-part visual art exploration of contemporary farming issues

Seeding April 23 - June 26 Artists: John Freeman, Cindy Jones, Alex Moon, Lyndal Osborne, Sally Smith Opening Reception & Meet the Artists Sunday, May 1, 2 - 4 pm

PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY 12304 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-455-7479 Representing a roster of over 40 emerging, mid-career, and senior Canadian artists, this contemporary gallery space features a wide range of media and subject matter. Whether working with established collectors, or with those looking to purchase their first piece, Peter Robertson Gallery strives to inform, challenge, and retain relevance within the broader art community. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. PICTURE THIS! 959 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7 T. 780-467-3038 F. 780-464-1493 Toll Free: 1-800-528-4278 Picture This! framing & gallery have been helping clients proudly display their life treasures and assisting them to discover the beauty of the world through fine art since 1981. Now representing the Western Lights Artists Group and offering a diverse selection of originals by national and international artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat till 5 pm.

Endless Forms Most Beautiful | Artist: Lyndal Osborne

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery 4525 - 47A Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 403.309.8405

NEW NAME The former Profiles Gallery has been rebranded as the Art Gallery of St. Albert. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 108 LeMarchand Mansion, 11523 100 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 Relocated to LeMarchand Mansion. Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in supplying the corporate marketplace, the gallery offers consultation for Service Award Programs, and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. Open to the public. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat - by appt. 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. 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.

Spirit of the Sacred Dog June 17 - July 31, 2011

Group exhibition featuring bronze, pottery and fine art that honor the beauty of horses Moonstone Creation Native Gallery and Gift Shop 1416 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB 403-261-2650 Opening Reception June 17 6-10 pm Artists present Galleries West Summer 2011 71


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ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 2 Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta is an 85,000 square foot premier presentation venue for international and Canadian art, education and scholarship. The AGA is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, expressing the creative spirit of Alberta and connecting people, art and ideas. Tues to Fri 11 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am - 5 pm. ART GALLERY OF ST ALBERT 19 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9537

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Lilianaís Peter Robertson Gallery West End Gallery Alberta Craft Council Gallery Art Beat Gallery Art Gallery of St Albert Studio Gallery

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.



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Art Gallery of Alberta Bearclaw Gallery Scott Gallery Centre díArts Visuels díAlberta Johnson Gallery South Picture This Gallery

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.

NEW GALLERY Strathcona County has opened its 501 Gallery in the arts centre in Sherwood Park. ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM 12845 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 T. 780-453-9100 F. 780-454-6629 STRATHCONA COUNTY ART GALLERY @ 501 120-501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4X3 T. 780-410-8585 F. 780-410-8580 THE WORKS GALLERY 10635 95 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C3 T. 780-426-2122 F. 780-426-4673

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Christl Bergstromís Red Gallery Douglas Udell Gallery Extension Centre Gallery Fab Gallery Harcourt House Gallery VAAA Gallery

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Johnson Gallery North Kamena Gallery Lando Gallery Latitude 53 Little Church Gallery Multicultural Gallery Proís Art Gallery UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA MUSEUMS Ring House 1, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1 T. 780-492-5834 VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 1-866-421-1731 Visual Arts Alberta Association is a non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Wed to Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. FORT MCMURRAY Public Gallery KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979 GRANDE PRAIRIE PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 103-9839 103 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6M7 T. 780-532-8111

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Now partially open in the new, award-winning, Montrose Cultural Centre, the Prairie Art Gallery currently offers innovative programming in limited space. Construction is now underway that will complete the Gallery’s facility in late 2011. Mon to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. HIGH RIVER Commercial Galleries ART AND SOUL STUDIO/GALLERY 124 6 Ave SW, High River, AB T1V 1A1 T. 403-601-3713 me.com_artandsoulstudio/Welcome.html EVANESCENCE GALLERY AND ART STUDIO 61 Veterans Way, 8 Ave SE, High River, AB T1V 1E8 T. 403-796-4873 TWO FEATHERS GALLERY 153 Macleod Tr, PO Box 5457, High River, AB T1V 1M6 T. 403-652-1024 F. 403-652-1026 JASPER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, #1 Old Lodge Rd,

Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Toll Free: 1-888-310-9726 Located in The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. With three galleries, a combined total of 6080 square feet of exhibition space, and a state of the art warehouse/ studio in Jasper, they frequently host exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops. Daily 8 am - 10 pm. Cooperative Gallery BRUSHFIRE GALLERY JASPER ARTISTS GUILD Box 867, 414 Patricia (at Elm), Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-1994 Since opening in 2003 as a collective of more than 30 artists, Brushfire Gallery ignites the senses with a compelling presentation of local and regional art — an ‘incendiary’ collection of oils, acrylics, watercolours, drawings, photo-based works, clay and metal sculptures. Located in the historic Old Firehall. May long wknd to Oct long wknd: daily noon - 8 pm; Jan to Apr: wknds only, noon - 5 pm. LACOMBE Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY ON MAIN 4910 50 Ave, 2nd Flr, Lacombe, AB T4L 1Y1 T. 403-782-3402 F. 403-782-3405 Located just off Hwy. 2 in the heart of Historic Downtown Lacombe, this gallery boasts the largest selection of original art in central Alberta. Representing over 60 Alberta artists, the gallery’s selection covers a wide variety of media. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Public Galleries LACOMBE MEMORIAL CENTRE ART GALLERY 5214 50 Ave, Lacombe, AB T. 403-782-1266

NEW GALLERY Co-owners Stephen and Arlene Evans have opened Evanescence Gallery and Studio in High River. LETHBRIDGE Commercial Galleries JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341 MUELLER ART GALLERY 105 8 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2J4 T. 403-328-8170 Cooperative Galleries THE POTEMKIN - THE BURNING GROUND 402 2 Ave S, B Level, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0C3 T. 403-328-3604 Public Galleries BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118 GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES 502 1 St S ( 5 Ave S & Scenic Dr), Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6 T. 403-320-3898 F. 403-329-4958 Toll Free: 1-866-320-3898 A vibrant gathering place meeting historical, cultural and educational needs, the Galt engages and educates its communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define collective identity and guide the future. Award-winning

exhibits, events, programs. (May 15 - Aug 31) Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; (Sep 1 - May 14) Mon to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (year-round) Sun 1 - 4:30 pm. Admission charge.

Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists

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.



Art Supplies, Picture Framing, Prints, Posters, Rocks & Crystals

MEDICINE HAT Public Galleries ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 This is 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 Program serves ceramic artists at all stages of their careers, encouraging cooperation and creativity with open, spacious, semi-private studios. Artists from all over the world bring different experiences, techniques, ideas and a vibrant energy to this working museum, education centre and studio complex.

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

OKOTOKS Public Galleries 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

Songs of Autumn, by Frances Alty-Arscott 36 X 48"

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Blue Ice, by Roy HInz 12 X 18 X 12"

RED DEER Commercial Gallery GALLERY IS 5123 48 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1T1 T. 403-341-4641 Gallery IS represents local modern and contemporary fine art, in the heart of downtown Red Deer, with a unique variety of media and styles. The gallery features Live Studios with working artists, as well as monthly group and solo exhibits. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. (Extended fall/winter hours.) Cooperative Gallery HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-346-8937 Public Galleries FOUR CORNERS AND PORTHOLE GALLERIES Red Deer College Library, 100 College Blvd, PO Box


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May 6 – Jun 26 Nature Morte -Stilled Lives, sculptural ceramics Anita Rocamora, Meacham, SK Jul 1 – Aug 11 Domestic Sculpture, wood sculpture Jamie Russell, Vanscoy, SK Aug 12 – Sep 29 For The Love of Critters, pastel paintings & sculptures Karen Holden, Humboldt, SK

Tricerastump, by Jamie Russell

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

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University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

Spectramatic Geometry April 28 – June 16, 2011

Works from the University of Lethbridge Art Collection Curated by Jane Edmundson

Dan Donaldson’s fanciful large-scale portraits have their basis in real Life — Life Magazine, that 20th-century compendium of everything that ever happened in the world. At the Art Gallery of Regina, April 13 to May 14, the portraits are displayed like a timeline of imaginary history in Donaldson’s show, aptly called Art Imitating Life Imitating Art. ABOVE: Dan Donaldson, Bordello Fantasy, oil, mixed media on canvas, 2007. 5005, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 T. 403-342-3152

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.

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 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 CAELIN ARTWORKS 4728 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0R7 T. 780-352-3519 F. 780-352-6806 Toll Free: 1-888-352-3519


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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,

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. MEACHAM Commercial Gallery THE HAND WAVE GALLERY Box 145, 409 3 Ave N, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221 Presenting the works of 70 Saskatchewan artists and artisans for 28 years — with changing gallery exhibitions during May through December. Works in fibre, glass, metal, wood and a large selection of clay including Anita Rocamora, Mel Bolen, Charley Farrero and Zane Wilcox. Thur to Mon 11 am - 6 pm; 1-6 pm Oct through Dec; by appt Jan to May; 55 km east of Saskatoon. 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 Located in the recently-opened Kerry Vickar Arts Centre. 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 Gallery YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W,

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 NORTH BATTLEFORD ALLEN SAPP GALLERY 1-Railway Ave, PO Box 460, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1760 F. 306-445-1694 CHAPEL GALLERY 1-891 99 St, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1757 F. 306-445-1009 The Chapel Gallery is a public gallery with special emphases on contemporary, regional and Aboriginal art in all media. It facilitates workshops, mentorship programs and supports the thoughtful reception of art. Proposals from artists, curators and collectives are accepted on an ongoing basis. Jun to Aug: daily noon - 4 pm; Sep to May: Wed to Sun noon - 4 pm. 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 Neutral Ground supports contemporary art practices through both presentation and production activities. Its curatorial vision is responsive to its regional milieu in a translocal context. Programming emphasizes the contribution to new and experimental processes and supports inclusion and diversity. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and designated evening performances, openings, screenings. Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2266 Smith St, Regina, SK S4P 2P4 T. 306-522-0997 F. 306-522-5624 Opened in the late 1970s with the goal of establishing a gallery with a strong representation of regionally and nationally recognized artists reflecting a variety of style, subject and medium. The main focus is professional Canadian artists including Allen Sapp, Ted Godwin, W. H. Webb, Brent Laycock, Louise Cook and many more. Tues to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm. MCINTYRE GALLERY 2347 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2S3 T. 306-757-4323 Celebrating 25 years in business, the McIntyre Gallery showcases the work of contemporary Saskatchewan artists and in particular has a strong representation of women artists. Regular exhibitions in diverse media: oil and acrylic, watercolours, collages, drawings, original prints, fabric art and

furniture. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm, (Sat till 4:30 pm) or by appointment. MYSTERIA GALLERY 2706 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-522-0080 F. 306-522-5410 Mysteria Gallery is an artist-owned venue for established and emerging local artists. Explore diverse media in a modern context. Experience fine art and fine jewelry in a fresh atmosphere. Mon to Sat noon - 5:30 pm or by appt.

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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.

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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.

SECOND LOCATION Yvette Moore has recently opened ‘THE HOUSE GALLERY by Yvette Moore’ in Government House, Regina. 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.

An outstanding collec�on of Canadian and Interna�onal art. Rota�ng exhibi�ons by Saskatchewan ar�sts. ADMISSION FREE: Tues to Sat: 10 – 4:30 pm; Sun (Apr – Dec) 1 – 5 pm Call for holiday hours 122 – 3RD Ave West, ASSINIBOIA, SK • (306) 642-5292 • Located one hour south of Moose Jaw.

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. DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311, Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-777-6040 F. 306-949-7264 MACKENZIE ART GALLERY T C Douglas Building, 3475 Albert St, Regina, SK S4S 6X6 T. 306-584-4250 F. 306-569-8191 Excellent collection of art from historical to contemporary works by Canadian, American and international artists. Major touring exhibits. Gallery Shop, 175-seat Theatre, Learning Centre and Resource Centre. Corner of Albert St and 23rd Ave, SW corner of Wascana Centre. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur and Fri until 9 pm; Sun and hol 11 am - 5:30 pm. ROBSART Commercial Gallery ROBSART ART WORKS SE corner of town, Robsart, SK T. 306-299-4445 “dare to be seen in the RAW” during the second annual Old Town Art Show and Sale. Photography, drawings and paintings. Wood, wool and pottery. Create your own art at “Drop by and Draw Classes” ($10). July and August: Wed to Sat 1 pm - 4 pm or by appointment.

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SASKATOON Artist-run Galleries A.K.A. GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-0044 F. 306-652-9924 PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-5502 F. 306-652-9924 Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 Established in 1978, the gallery’s primary emphasis is on senior and mid-career Saskatchewan artists while also representing several established western Canadian painters and overseeing a number of artist estates. Presents a year round exhibition schedule alternating solo and group exhibitions. Centrally located downtown in the Traveller’s Block Annex. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 Represent primarily Saskatchewan artists such as Ches Anderson, Lou Chrones, Alamgir Huque, Caroline James, Cecilia Jurgens, Ken Lonechild, Mary Masters, Duane Panko, Linda Jane Schmid and Regina Seib who create abstract and representational art. Maintain a small collection of Inuit sculpture and estate art. Regular exhibitions. Tues to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. DARRELL BELL GALLERY 317-220 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1 T. 306-955-5701 Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art with an emphasis on professional Saskatchewan artists, including David Alexander, Darrell Bell, Lee Brady, Megan Courtney Broner, Inger deCoursey, Kaija Sanelma Harris, Hans Herold, Ian Rawlinson and various Inuit artists. Media include painting, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass and ceramics. Rotating solo and group shows year-round. Tues to Sat noon - 4 pm or by appointment. PACIF’IC GALLERY 702 14 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0P7 T. 306-373-0755 F. 306-373-2461 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 Saskatoon and Calgary. Art changes every three months with regular midmonth Friday openings. They also show custommade furniture, unique accessories, and specialty carpets and offer in-home consultations. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Public Galleries MENDEL ART GALLERY 950 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-975-7610 F. 306-975-7670 The gallery is charged with collecting, exhibiting, and maintaining works of art and the development of public understanding and appreciation of art. Exhibitions of contemporary and historical art by local, national and international artists include those organised by Mendel curators and curatorial consortium members, as well as major touring exhibitions from other Canadian galleries. Daily 9 am - 9 pm. Admission free. SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 Extn: 25 F. 306-244-2711 THE GALLERY AT FRANCES MORRISON LIBRARY 311 23rd Street East, Saskatoon Public Library, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6 T. 306-975-7566 F. 306-975-7766 ga.html

Karine Giboulo and Olia Mishchenko, Habitaptation, April 15 to June 12, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

Curated by the Mendel Art Gallery’s Sandra Fraser, Habitaptation is a playful critique on our modern world, and how we live together. Pairing Montreal’s Karine Giboulo and Ukrainian-born, Toronto-based artist Olia Mischenko, the exhibition looks at the structures that organize our society, touching on issues of displacement, urbanization, migration, and architecture. Through chaotically improvised structures and illogical blueprints, the works in Habitaptation defy not just the order of architecture, but of city planning and zoning that govern much of society’s interactions. The hyperbolic works in the show speak to the utopic, ingenious, and transient aspects of humanity. Personal space emerges to be the underlying issue — how we define it and how we attain it, as most visibly through Giboulo the clash of economic classes collide. In her work, shantytowns sit up against golf courses as cities fold up onto themselves. Adding tension to the exhibition is the context of Saskatoon’s current economic upswing. Currently of Canada’s fastest growing cities, Saskatoon faces a shortage of affordable housing, as a dramatic ascension in the housing market continues. — Amy Fung ABOVE: Karine Giboulo, Democracy Village (Phase 1), detail, polymer clay, acrylic, Plexiglas, mixed materials, 2010. SWIFT CURRENT Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT 411 Herbert St E, Swift Current, SK S9H 1M5 T. 306-778-2736 F. 306-773-8769


Sheila Kernan, July 1 to July 30, 2011, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg

At first glance, Sheila Kernan’s works appear bright and viscous, almost abstract views of a familiar place. Upon closer inspection, or rather, stepping back, Kernan in fact has transformed her travel portraits into a medium wholly her own. Traveling from pristine mountain peaks to the streets of Las Vegas and San Francisco, the Calgary artist marks her impressions of a place by emphasizing the energy and excitement of each moment. Intensifying colours and pushing the boundaries between the imagined and the real, Kernan transforms the energy she feels in each space by infusing her visuals beyond representation and into an optic play on experiences she’s felt. Focusing on the spontaneous, the found, and the unassuming moments, Kernan adds her own range of media to transform each scene into a fantasy. Highlighting architectural lines, directions in traffic, the wind, and drawing her viewers’ attention to both loud and quiet spaces with otherworldly colours, Kernan turns our attention to the extraordinary moments we have away from home. Finding inspiration throughout North America and Japan, there is a constant play between the big bright lights of the cities and the serenity of nature. Her work suggests there is an opulent flow of energy inherent in both worlds, as the modern traveler moves seamlessly back and forth from the urban to the natural. — Amy Fung 76 Galleries West Summer 2011 AGSC is a public art gallery featuring exhibitions of regional, provincial, and national works of visual art. Contact the gallery to arrange guided tours. See something to think about — visit your public art gallery. Mon to Wed 1 - 5 pm and 7 - 9 pm, Thurs to Sun 1 - 5 pm. Closed between exhibitions, statutory holidays, and Sundays in Jul and Aug. Admission free.

Commercial Gallery GRASSLANDS GALLERY Centre St and 1 Ave N, PO Box 145, Val Marie, SK S0N 2T0 T. 306-298-7782 Located at the gateway to Grasslands National Park in a land of rolling hills, rugged coulees and steep ravines centred on the Frenchman River Valley, Grasslands Gallery shows original artwork by Saskatchewan artists and craftspersons, focusing on the Grasslands experience. From May to Sept: Tue to Thur 11 am - 5 pm, Fri - Sat noon - 5 pm; see website or 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. 306-848-3922 F. 306-848-3271 YORKTON

Sheila Kernan, City That Never Sleeps, mixed media, 2011, 24" X 12".

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

MANITOBA GALLERIES BRANDON Commercial Gallery PASIG DESIGNS & ART GALLERY 1009 Princess St, Brandon, MB R7A 0P7 T. 204-740-0792 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 Departments/Aboriginal/places/artworks.asp CHURCHILL Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES Box 336, 174 Kelsey Blvd, Churchill, MB R0B 0E0 T. 204-675-2681 F. 204-675-2236 GIMLI MERMAID’S KISS GALLERY PO Box 509, 85 Fourth Ave, Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 T. 204-642-7453 Just an hour’s scenic drive north from Winnipeg the gallery presents an eclectic mix of original art in painting, pottery, photography, raku, fibre and jewellery. Established and emerging artists take their inspiration from the lake and surrounding areas. Also offering archival giclée printing, photo restoration, certified custom conservation framing. Mon, Thur to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. MORDEN POSERS GALLERY 275 Stephen St, Morden, MB R6M 1V2 T. 204-822-8111 Opened in 2009, in a renovated, century-old building, this contemporary art gallery exhibits local, Canadian, and international artwork. They also sell glass art designed in their studio and sell stained glass and fusible glass supplies. Tues to Thurs 10 am - 5:30 pm, Fri 10 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE Public Galleries 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. WINNIPEG Artist-run Galleries ACEARTINC. 290 McDermot Ave - 2nd Flr, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-944-9763 F. 204-944-9101

GRAFFITI GALLERY 109 Higgins Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 T. 204-667-9960 F. 204-949-0696 PLATFORM: CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC & DIGITAL ARTS 121-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-942-8183 F. 204-942-1555 URBAN SHAMAN 203 - 290 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-2674 F. 204-944-9577 VIDEO POOL MEDIA ARTS CENTRE 300-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-949-9134 F. 204-942-1555 Commercial Gallery BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 6-1170 Taylor Ave, Grant Park Festival, Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z4 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604 Toll Free: 1-800-822-5840 Specializing in originals, prints, sculptures and bronzes, featuring a large selection of Manitoba and international artists. They also provide conservation custom framing, art restoration and cleaning, and home and office art consultation. Original commissions available on request. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 6 pm, Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appointment. CRE8ERY GALLERY 2-125 Adelaide St (cor William), Winnipeg, MB R3A 0W4 T. 204-510-1623 GALLERY LACOSSE 169 Lilac St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S1 T. 204-284-0726 LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. 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 T. 204-478-7233 F. 204-475-7539

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PULSE GALLERY 25 Forks Market Rd (Johnston Terminal), Winnipeg, MB T. 204-957-7140 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 paint-

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ing, print-making, mixed media, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, glass and photography. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. WOODLANDS GALLERY 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E2 T. 204-947-0700 F. 204-488-3306

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Plug In Institute Pulse Gallery Wah-Sa Gallery Stoneware Gallery The Edge The Manitoba Museum The Pavilion Gallery Museum Woodlands Gallery EDGE ARTIST VILLAGE AND GALLERY 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1 T. 204-479-4551

Cooperative Galleries MEDEA GALLERY 132 Osborne St in The Village, Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Y3 T. 204-453-1115 This artist-run cooperative was established in 1976, and features traditional and contemporary original fine art by Manitoba artists, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, intaglio and serigraph prints, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Rental plan and gift certificates available. Open Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm 4pm.

GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134

Public Galleries BUHLER GALLERY St Boniface General Hospital, 409 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 T. 204-237-2309

LA MAISON DES ARTISTES VISUELS FRANCOPHONES INC. 219, boul. Provencher, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-5074

CENTRE CULTUREL FRANCOMANITOBAIN 340 boul. Provencher, St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972

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

MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675

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

WINNIPEG BEACH Commercial Gallery FISHFLY GALLERY 18 Main St, Winnipeg Beach, MB R0C 3G0 T. 204-389-5661

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 WHITEHORSE Commercial Gallery COPPER MOON GALLERY 3 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 Cooperative Gallery YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK COOPERATIVE 200-120 Industrial Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2T9

T. 867-393-4848 Public Gallery YUKON ARTS CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY 300 College Dr, PO Box 16, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9 T. 867-667-8485


YELLOWKNIFE Commercial Gallery BIRCHWOOD GALLERY 26-4910 50 Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5 T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375


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


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Brendan Fernandes, On Becoming, May 5 to July 2, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon

Looking through the lens of diaspora and difference, Brendan Fernandes has been complicating the notion of identity through his own IndianKenyan-Canadian heritage. Searching for an authentic way of being — or becoming — Fernandes questions authenticity. He begins by questioning his own identity, and the ideological tropes of what constitutes an authentic African or Indian experience, and immerses his viewers into the same questions through a variety of media from painting, drawing, new media, performance, and installation. In On Becoming, Fernandes continues a theme of the safari, but radicalizes the historical and social conditioning that safaris stand in for the Western model of an authentic African experience. Playing on the spectatorship of the safari, Fernandes puts the animals in whitewashed tribal masks. He inverts accepted social constructions, and questions how cultural identities form. He’s exhibited widely across Canada and the U.S., and continues his multimedia explorations of cultural authenticity as a code that brings together specific groups and communities. — Amy Fung ABOVE: Brendan Fernandes, Aya Mama, video still, 2008.

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ARTIST STUDIOS/ EVENTS Artists’ Studios IRMA SOLTONOVICH URBANART STUDIO Victoria, BC T. 250-812-2705 This Victoria artist specializes in abstract landscapes and seascapes. Her acrylic works may be seen at Grey Area Gallery, Chilliwack; Greater Victoria Art Gallery and Gallery at Mattick’s Farm, Victoria. She welcomes commissions and also offers art classes for both teens and adults at Art School Victoria (website of same name). For more information contact her directly and arrange to visit her home studio. KAMILA & NEL ART GALLERY 768 Menawood Pl, Victoria, BC V8Y 2Z6 T. 250-294-5711 Interested in commissioning an experienced and internationally-recognized artist to create an ageless fine art gift? Portraits, architecture, animals, landscapes and any other subject of interest to you could be captured and transformed in a creative way. Paintings can be done from photos or a session arranged at the studio. LORRAINE THORARINSON BETTS Victoria, BC T. 250-391-9590 Lorraine works as an abstract artist in mixed media, painting and monotype on paper and canvas from her Saladpatch Studio, on the west shore of Victoria, BC. Whether figurative or abstract, her unique images carry a sense of story through texture, line and a celebration of colour. Visit her Saladpatch Studio online. MARIANNA MIKHAYLYAN Marianna Mikhaylyan is a Canadian artist of Russian-Armenian origin. In 1995, she graduated as an artist in applied arts at the Moscow Academy. Since then, she has participated in various art shows in Russia, Europe, USA and Canada. She is now represented in galleries across Canada including Van Dop Gallery in New Westminster; Lions Bay Art Gallery, in Lions Bay, BC; Tutt Art Gallery in Kelowna and About Canada Gallery in Banff.

in medium and subject including: ranching, landscapes, rodeo, agriculture, First Nations, florals, portraits; architecture and wildlife. MANITOBA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, OPEN COMPETITION & EXHIBITION The Bay, Portage and Memorial, Winnipeg, MB This 79th Annual Open Competition and Exhibition of original artwork runs May 14 to June 12, 2011, at ‘THE BAY’- Portage & Memorial (6th flr), Winnipeg, Manitoba. Opening on Saturday, May 14 at 2:30 pm, the exhibition features some of Manitoba’s finest creative visual art. A variety of media and styles are on display and most works are for sale. SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW - JULY 23 - AUGUST 1, 2011 SEAPARC Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Rd, Sooke, BC The Sooke Fine Arts Show, Vancouver Island’s leading art show and sale for the last 20 years, has a whole new look. From July 23 - August 1, 2011, join 7500 annual visitors in admiring over 300 pieces of fine art by local Vancouver Island artists. More details on website. SOUTH WEST QUEST FOR SASKATCHEWAN ART AND HISTORY T. 306-299-4445 EXPLORATIONS of EXPRESSION: a self-guided tour of galleries, museums, historical venues and workshops. Sign-up now for an art workshop only $80 (extra for supplies). Details online. Cypress Park (Jul 2, 15, 27 and Aug 6, 20); Consul (Jul 8); Fort Walsh (Jul 18); Eastend (Aug 27). Subscribe online to the SW Quest e-newsletter for more workshops and venue events. Cypress Hills Destination Area — Yellow Driving Loop including Fort Walsh, Consul, Robsart, OMB, Eastend. July and August. THE WORKS ART & DESIGN FESTIVAL — JUNE 23- JULY 5, 2011 Downtown Edmonton, AB T. 780-426-2122 Celebrating its 26th anniversary in 2011, 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.


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.

CALGARY ARTWALK Multiple public and Commercial Galleries, Calgary, AB The juried art studio tour in Metchosin and East 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.

Art Shows 30TH ANNUAL CALGARY STAMPEDE WESTERN ART SHOW JULY 8 - 17, 2011 Halls D and E, 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

GALLERY WALK OF EDMONTON OCTOBER 15 AND 16, 2011; APRIL 14 AND 15, 2012 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 six member galleries are easily accessible within a nine block walking distance. There are two self-guided events presented per year. Unique exhibitions are planned for gallery walks. Details on website.

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STINKING FISH STUDIO TOUR JUL 23 - AUG 1, 2011 (Metchosin and East Sooke), Victoria, BC T. 250-474-2676 The juried art studio tour in Metchosin and East Sooke, just west of Victoria, features painting, printmaking, woodworking, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, weaving, fiber art, and jewellery. Twentytwo artists open their studios for 10 days. 10 am - 5 pm. Maps and details on website.


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.


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


UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY PRESS 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-3979 The University of Calgary Press publishes peerreviewed books that explore a sense of place in western Canada and its impact on the world. Their “Art in Profile” series showcases the contributions

of Canadian artists and architects whose innovative and creative imaginations make a difference – and make us think.


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


FRAME BY FRAME 1060 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R9 T. 604-568-6596 Love it - Frame it. As a full-service shop, Frame by Frame offers framing that combines quality, style and craftsmanship. As a custom framer, it is their mission to provide expert and individual service one customer at a time, frame by frame. Browsers welcome. Tues to Thurs 11 am - 7 pm, Fri and Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appointment or by chance. JARVIS HALL FINE FRAMES 617 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-9942 Jarvis Hall Fine Frames is a full service frame shop offering all levels of custom framing from conservation to museum grade. Frames can be chosen from a wide variety of manufacturers or can be designed, carved and gilded by hand. They also offer a variety of gallery frames for artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment.


ART WORKSHOP IN ALBERTA BADLANDS — AUG 22 - 26, 2011 T. 780-455-6039 This 5-day watercolour and oil painting workshop ‘en plein-air’ with Jim Davies will set up at sites in Drumheller and vicinity plus Dry Island Buffalo Jump. Featuring lectures on Canadian landscape painting and on geology of Badlands. Includes introductory reception and dinner; and campfire cookout plus entertainment with Alberta folksinger/songwriter Karla Anderson. Price $475 not including accommodation. Email for further information and to reserve. WHISTLER ART WORKSHOPS ON THE LAKE — JUNE - AUGUST Whistler, BC T. 604-935-8410 Features ten, two to four day workshops from beginner to advanced level instruction in oil, acrylic, watercolour painting, sketching and life drawing. The program is inspired by the majestic scenery of Whistler, and the historic Alta Lake House, a heritage home located on the waterfront area of Alta Lake with snow-covered peak views of Whistler, Blackcomb and Wedge Mountains.


GALLERYSOFT INC 10 Oak Ridge Drive, Georgetown, ON L7G 5G6 T. 905-877-8713 F. 905-877-4811 GallerySoft is a complete fine art gallery management system that provides galleries with a quick

and easy way to manage clients, mailing labels, artists, artist payments, invoicing, inventory details and much more. GallerySoft runs on either a Mac or PC. Adding a GallerySoft Supported Website allows all gallery art to be added to the gallery website directly from GallerySoft.


ON THE LEVEL ART INSTALLATIONS T. 403-263-7226 A fully insured, full service fine arts handling company with 24 years experience providing consulting, design and installation service throughout western Canada.


ARTFIRM GALLERY Calgary, AB T. 403-206-1344 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. Online only at this time and by appointment. ART IN CANADA T. 403-336-1313 For artists who know they need a website, but don’t know where to start, Art In Canada — a professional web consulting and design company — has been marketing artists and art galleries online since 1999. Websites are designed for easy self-administration by artists themselves. Call Lynda Baxter to learn more and get started.


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


ART-MASTERS.NET 1608 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1M5 T. 403-229-2953 Specializing in professional, archival, custom giclée printing for more than 14 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.


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: 1-800-892-8855 High quality mouldings, liners and liner profiles are produced by utilizing the most efficient manufacturing processes combined with the care and detail that comes with creating handcrafted products. All

steps of production are done inside their factory. The full range of products may be previewed online and are available through most fine art dealers and framers. INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 1006 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 Store claims best selection and prices in Calgary on pre-stretched canvas and canvas on the roll. Golden Acrylics and Mediums with everyday prices below retail. Volume discounts on the complete selection of Stevenson Oils, Acrylics and Mediums. Other name-brand materials, brushes, drawing supplies, easels, an extensive selection of paper and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 130 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 403-283-2288 Now in a new, bigger space featuring an expanded selection of quality fine art supplies including more paints, brushes, easels, paper and canvas. Also carry over 500 titles of art instruction books, encaustic paints, and an enhanced airbrush section. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Art classes next door. Discounts available. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 8 pm, Fri, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol 11 am - 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.

Stanley Francis Turner INDIAN DAYS, BANFF 23 x 28 in. Estimate $3,000 / 5,000 February 2011 Sold at $16,675 RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION FOR THE ARTIST

OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES T. 604-435-9991 F. 604-435-9941 Toll Free: 1-800-663-6953 Opus has stores in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, North Vancouver, and Langley, plus online shopping and mail order service. They offer an extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies. Check them out online, or drop by for some inspiration. They also produce an e-newsletter full of sales, art news and articles, and provide ëhow to’ handouts and artist demos. Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource. SKETCH ARTIST SUPPLIES (FORMERLY STUDIO TODOROVIC) 1713 - 2 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 2W4 T. 403-450-1917 Sketch offers framing and carries Copic sketch markers (full selection), sketchbooks, J. Herbin calligraphy inks, Brause nibs, Faber-Castell products, Moleskine, Rhodia, Golden acrylics & mediums, M. Graham oils & watercolours, Gotrick canvas and more. Student and senior discounts. Just off TransCanada in Crescent Heights opposite Balmoral School. Free parking. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 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.


EMOTESART Winnipeg, MB T. 204-294-6324 Representing select contemporary Canadian artists including Shirley Elias and Victoria Block.

Jeff de Boer VIKING CAT; 2000 22 x 22.5 X 9 in. Estimate $4,000 / 6,000 February 2011 Sold at $6,900 RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION FOR THE ARTIST

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RON(1933 STONIER - 2001)

Ron Stonier, Couples, 1975, Acrylic on Canvas. 61" x 81".


t’s not hard to find people today who still have fond memories of Ron Stonier as a teacher. Between 1962 and 1978, when he taught painting at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University), he was a dedicated and inspired instructor who could talk eloquently about his personal thoughts on paint techniques and colour. That reputation is a good match for his legacy as an artist — a painter who followed his own path, despite trends, while touching on many of the abstract styles popular in the latter half of the 20th century. Originally from Victoria, and a 1957 graduate of the Vancouver School of Art, he got a strong start as a painter, studying with artists including Jack Shadbolt and Gordon Smith, and securing a teaching job at the West Vancouver Sketch Club while still in school. After graduation, he spent a year travelling on a Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation scholarship, and by 1962 he was tapped by VSA to teach full time. With Geoff Rees and Dave Mayrs he started the Tempus Gallery in Vancouver to show work by faculty and students. For the 15 years he taught, Stonier was creating a body of work that easily touched on the shared intelligence of abstract painting, while still going down his own path. Early in his practice, he was working within the general boundaries of abstraction, including visceral Tachist works, and a movement, in the 1960s, toward post-painterly abstraction. That led to experiments, through the 1970s, with harder edges and a series of colour bar paintings.

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While Stonier continued to explore and experiment, and inspire new generations of young British Columbia painters, the art scene in Vancouver was quickly turning toward conceptualism, new media, and photography. Painting, particularly of the large-scale, abstract style Stonier favoured, wasn’t part of the mainstream. After working through the creation of the newly named Emily Carr School of Art, he left teaching to devote himself full-time to painting. After his 1976 show at the Vancouver Art Gallery (his seventh), Stonier didn’t show again until a 1995 exhibition at the Burnaby Art Gallery. This 1975 painting, one of his Couples series, was kept in a storage locker from his death in 2001 until late last year, when Craig Sibley of Vancouver’s new Trench Gallery showed it at an exhibition called Ouroboros. The collection, surveying 25 years of Stonier’s work, was stored by his partner, Sheila Cano, waiting for the right moment to add to the history of British Columbia painting. “The stripe paintings are ambitious, post modern abstract paintings, completed at a time in Vancouver when very few artists were painting,” he says. “Rigorous attention to detail, sprayed instead of rolled, these works are mystical in how the color shifts between the form lines. As far as anyone knows Ron was the only painter in Vancouver and likely the West exploring stripe and target paintings. Of course at the same time Guido Molanari and Claude Tousignant were still mining the form in Quebec.” — Jill Sawyer



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Vol 10 No 2 Your link to the visual arts in Western Canada


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