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14 Robert Archambeau Peering into a master potter’s cupboard BY AMY KARLINSKY

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TIAF notes; art news across the West

Where 16 artists are exhibiting this season

16 Fire & Form

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First Impressions Art action across the West this season space. As well, lighting and elevator systems need repairing and upgrading.

BATES ON TOUR A touring exhibition of Alberta artist Maxwell Bates runs February 20 to April 18 at the Edmonton Art Gallery. Maxwell Bates: At the Crossroads of Expressionism explores the development and influence of expressionism in Bates’ work. The show includes more than 90 works on loan along with selections of poetry and writing and Bates’ Prisoner of War Notebook – a hand-written treatise on the role and function of art, written between 1940 and 1945. The exhibition was produced by the EAG with support from the Department of Canadian Heritage Museums. Over the next two years it will tour to the Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary, the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

CANADIAN ART DATABASE The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art (CCCA) maintains an extensive Canadian art database. Founded in 1996 and online a year later, the database is intended to showcase Canadian artists and art writers to a global audience through a growing image and text database and a directory of links to Canadian art websites. The CCCA is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit charitable arts organization based in Toronto. Visit the database at


Maxwell Bates: Eroded Land, oil on canvas, collection of the Edmonton Art Gallery $163,000 toward the design cost of its planned $13-million renovation and expansion. The gallery needs new space for permanent and temporary exhibitions, collection handling and storage and administrative functions along with upgrades to its mechanical and electrical systems. The Mendel is celebrating its 40th anniversary in

2004. The Vancouver Art Gallery is also running out of room and in early 2004 plans to announce an architect and consulting team to lead renovation work. Founded in 1931, the VAG moved into its current home, a 165,000-squarefoot former provincial courthouse, two decades ago but now the permanent collection of about 8,000 works has outgrown the Welcome to Downtown, at 684 Main Street in Winnipeg, was the city’s 2002 Mural of the Year.

A mural program in Winnipeg has won an innovation award for beautification and community improvement at the 50th annual Keep America Beautiful conference in Washington, DC. Winnipeg competed against six other cities in North America. The city has more than 400 murals on buildings and underpasses, many of them commissioned by Take Pride Winnipeg, which received the award. A half-hour documentary on these murals will air on CKY Television, Winnipeg, January 11 and 17. You can also see them on the web at

DUNLOP FIGHTING CLOSURE The Regina Public Library’s sudden closure of the Dunlop Art Gallery along with three

RENO PLANS The City of Saskatoon has given the Mendel Art Gallery Spring 2004 Galleries West 5


EDMONTON – 100 YEARS To celebrate the city’s centenary year, Edmontonians are being invited to submit photos of Edmonton for a juried show called 100 Years / 100 Pictures, to

run May 28 to September 19 at the Edmonton Art Gallery. Visitors will be invited to vote for their favourite photo, and the winning entry will be announced August 15 at the EAG’s birthday party.

PAY FOR DISPLAY? The National Gallery of Canada may consider paying artists for displaying their work online. Since 1970, the National Gallery has voluntarily paid to exhibit an artist’s work, but not when it puts their work on the gallery’s website, because the site is for educational purposes. Now two groups, the Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC) and le Regroupement des artists en arts visuel du Quebec (RAAV), are looking for a collective agreement to assure artists get paid, whether their work is hanging on the walls

Canadian Forces artist Ardell Bourgeois of Chilliwack, B.C., completes one of his works in the Arabian Gulf region.

successful, they could set a precedent for galleries across the country and worldwide.

CANADIAN WAR ART of a gallery or exhibited on the web. The groups hope to develop standardized fees for exhibition, with compensation for web reproduction. If they are

The Vancouver Art Gallery hosts Canvas of War: Masterpieces from the Canadian War Museum, February 28 to May 30. The national touring show features 72


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libraries and the Prairie History Room late last year shocked the Saskatchewan arts community, which immediately mounted a lobby effort hoping to reverse the decision. Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco quickly formed a task force and recommended that the decision be frozen until the task force reviews the situation and reports back this spring. The Dunlop has presented contemporary art in Regina since 1949. For more information contact Stephen Kirkland, Friends of the Dunlop, at the University of Regina, 306-585-4352 or email

for the reader with paintings that resonate with rhythm – of the drum, of the heart, of life.

works by notable artists including Arthur Lismer, Frederick Varley, Jack Shadbolt, E.J. Hughes, Alex Colville and others. Canada was the first country to sanction a war art program in 1916. More recently, as part of a reinvigorated Canadian Forces Artists Program, three artists – Allan MacKay, John Horton and Chilliwackbased Ardell Bourgeois – joined soldiers in the Gulf region and Afghanistan. Another 21 artists have already been selected to continue the tradition of documenting military activities in art.

CYBERMUSINGS The redesign and relaunch of CyberMuse, the National Gallery of Canada’s educational website ( has boosted its monthly hits from 76,000 to 525,000. Funded by the American Express Foundation, CyberMuse was originally launched in 1999 as part of a


Painter Allen Sapp won a Governor-General’s award for illustrations in The Song Within My Heart, published by Raincoast Books. global initiative to make art more accessible – the virtual gallery now has more than 10,000 images from Canada’s permanent collection online.

GG FOR SAPP Painter Allen Sapp of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, has won a Governor-General’s award for illustrations in The Song Within My Heart, a children’s book published by Raincoast Books with text by Dave Bouchard. Sapp creates a spiritual experience

The Fine Arts Department of Grande Prairie Regional College will host the sixth Prairie North, Creative Residency from May 14 to May 28 with guest artists Aganetha Dyck and Walter May. Both prairie artists are internationally recognized, and each explores a variety of mixed media and installation-based works. The two-week workshop includes camaraderie and studio time free from distractions, with no formal instruction. Grande Prairie, Alberta is located five hours north of Edmonton in the Peace River region. For more information visit or email Ken HouseGo at or phone 780-539-2813.

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MAC REVIEWING POLICY Following a series of meetings in Fall 2003, as part of its strategic management plan the Manitoba Arts Council expects to begin implementing a number of new policies, possibly as early as Spring 2004. The council also has a new website, with expanded news offerings, events schedules and online grant applications. For information contact Dana Mohr, manager of communications, at 204-945-0646 or visit

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The Visual Arts Alberta Association is sponsoring human / nature, an exhibition by senior Alberta artists Lyndal Osborne, Liz Ingram, Laura Vickerson and Amy Loewan, at the Doland Museum of Modern Art in

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s most ambitious contemporary exhibition to date, Silver: dreams, screens & theories continues until February 8. The exhibition explores the cinematic experience in contemporary art practice through 14 artists’ works, including Atom Egoyan and Janet Cardiff. Curated by Lisa Baldissera, AGGV’s curator of contemporary art, Silver presents different media and approaches that reflect on cinematic systems within a visual arts practice.

Laura Vickerson: Rose Red Curtain, 1999, an installation of dried rose petals, organza, pins and steel rod, is part of the Visual Arts Alberta touring exhibition human / nature.

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installations. The exhibitions have funding support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. More info at or call 866-421-1731.

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Shanghai and the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre this spring and summer. human / nature examines our relationship with the environment, both culturally and in nature, with works on paper, prints, photographic elements and three-dimensional

The Vancouver Art Gallery has commissioned Toronto designer Bruce Mau to create a ground-breaking exhibition investigating the capacity, power and promise of design. Massive Change: The Future of Global Design Culture is being organized

their current art practice. The exhibition is guest-curated by Kelowna Art Gallery curator Linda Sawchyn, who was struck by the interface between urban populations and the rural landscape during last summer’s forest fires, which threatened many communities in the province’s interior.


JEWELLERY ARTISTS PROFILED Charles Lewton-Brain and Dee Fontans, both jewellery and metals instructors at the Alberta

Design concept by Bruce Mau Design, entitled Wealth and Politics, for the VAG’s Massive Change exhibition opening in October 2004. in collaboration with the Institute without Boundaries for exhibition from October 2004 to January 2005, after which it is expected to tour internationally.

College of Art & Design, are the only two Canadians to make it in the 2003 edition of Art Jewelry Today. More than 3,500 images were submitted to the book, which is intended for designers and collectors of contemporary art jewellery and serves as a reference guide for those who buy, sell, wear and create the worn sculptures. Charles Lewton-Brain’s: Pin: Ammolite Series, 18 K doublee, sterling, 24k gold, ammolite, moonstone, topaz, emerald, 9 cm long, was included in the 2003 edition of Art Jewelry Today.

INTERFACE The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is organizing Interface: Victoria Open 2004, an exhibition of works exploring how artists working in various media in the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands region incorporate the diverse meanings of interface into

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS CARFAC, the organization representing Canada’s visual artists, has given West Coast painter Norman Yates a Lifetime Achievement Award. The announcement was made at CARFAC’s national conference and

Victoria painter Norman Yates was honoured by CARFAC for his artistic achievements. AGM in October. Yates, a resident of Victoria, is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and is professor emeritus at the University of Alberta. He is

represented in Victoria by Fran Willis Gallery. For more information call 250-381-3422. Faye Settler, owner of The Upstairs Gallery in Winnipeg, was awarded the 2003 ADAC Art Dealer Award for Lifetime Achievement. Settler and her mother opened an antique shop in 1949 and launched the gallery

Winnipeg’s Faye Settler (shown drum dancing) received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Dealers Association of Canada. in 1966 with an exhibition of works by members of the Group of Seven. Since then she has presented a distinct history of the visual arts in Canada, focusing particularly on Inuit art.

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New & Notable After almost 12 years as head of public relations at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge, Anine Vonkeman has moved a few blocks west to the Sir Alexander Galt Museum and Archives, where she now serves as marketing communications officer. Replacing Vonkeman at the SAAG is Shawn Van Sluys, a frequent contributor to Galleries West magazine. Calgary’s Herringer Kiss Gallery has moved to larger quarters at 1111 - 11 Avenue SW.The new location features a formal fine art exhibition space and a custom framing design studio.The gallery is celebrating the move with an exhibit until January 20 of new works by Marjan Eggermont entitled thick skin.

Eva Rempel has joined The Winnipeg Art Gallery as deputy director.The newly created position will focus on administrative and operational functions, including finance and administration, human resources, development, communications, building operations and the Gallery Shoppes. Rempel’s background is in organizational management. Lando Gallery has a new physical location at 11130 105 Avenue in Edmonton, and a redesigned website at Private art dealer Brent Luebke says the gallery and auction house is hosting an auction in the new quarters on January 25. Tony Luppino became executive director of the Edmonton Art Gallery in November 2003. A long-time

advocate for the visual arts in Toronto, Luppino has consulted and volunteered with many arts organizations and served as vice chair of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection Board of Trustees and the McMichael Foundation. The Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre is moving into the town’s new Civic Centre with a mandate to evolve from a volunteerdriven organization to a more professional facility. On display is a black and white photo show of Canmore miners by Calgary photographer Lawrence Chrismas. Administrator Mary-Beth Laviolette plans to raise the museum’s art profile. Aboriginal artist Alex Janvier has filled a former Cold Lake, Alberta, bank building with 200 of his own paintings and renamed it the

Janvier Art Gallery. Many of the works have never been publicly displayed.The 68-yearold Dene artist is known for his murals and for his abstract painting style. In February, the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery will be relocating a block north to a much larger space at 2928 Granville Street,Vancouver, on the ground floor below The Art Emporium. Mixed Emotions Art Gallery in Calgary will be relocating this spring to 514 - 11 Avenue SW. Peters Gallery has reopened at Suite 100, Calgary House, at 550 - 6 Avenue SW in Calgary. Ken Segal, long-time owner of PostersPlus Framing Gallery in Winnipeg, is branching out with the adjacent Ken Segal Gallery at 433 River Avenue, focusing on fine art.

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Toronto International Art Fair BY GREGORY ELGSTRAND

he day I arrived in Tarrahna, it was bitterly cold. However, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre was hot with feverish Liberal Party conventioneers attendant to the coronation of Paul Martin as their leader. I made my way through the throng of politicos, party functionaries and earnest youth wingers to Exhibition Hall A for the fourth incarnation of the Toronto International Art Fair. Art and politics were as close as ever. An art fair is where the art market becomes literal marketplace. The rarefied space of the gallery temporarily gives way to white cubicle walls with competing incandescent and fluorescent lighting. Thankfully, visitors and gallerists alike held no pretence that an art fair floor provides optimum conditions for viewing art. Still, there was a good deal of good art on view. Canada’s long-held penchant for regionalism was dispensed with in the layout of the booths. The photographs of Vienna artist Erwin Würm (Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna) rubbed shoulders with the photographs of Vancouver artist Scott McFarland (Monte Clarke Gallery, Vancouver and Toronto). British artist Tony Oursler’s (Lisson Gallery, London) grotesque video installation shook hands with Evan Penny’s (TrépanierBaer, Calgary) huge stretched head. Winnipeg artist Daniel Barrow’s drawings (othergallery, Winnipeg) threw a wave to the photographs of ceramic figurines by Russian artists Valery Orlov and Alexandra Mitlyanskaya (Krokin Gallery, Moscow). To wax regional, 12 of the 80 participating galleries were from


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Western Canada, with Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, being highlighted by TIAF organizers amongst the “Fresh-AvantGarde Galleries.” Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver and Hong Kong; Catriona Jeffries Gallery,

There was always a crowd around Evan Penny’s head sculptures, presented by TrépanierBaer. Vancouver; TrépanierBaer, Calgary; and Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton and Vancouver, made it to the fair organizer’s highlight list in the press kit. Regulars Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver and Toronto; Buschlen Mowatt, Vancouver and Palm Desert, CA; and first-timer Loch Gallery, Winnipeg and Toronto, were all part of the Western Canada contingent, each with large and regularly changing displays. Regina gallerist Susan Whitney has been a fixture at all four Toronto art fairs and she echoed the sentiments of her colleagues that this was the strongest of the fairs yet with higher quality work and, importantly, higher sales than previous fairs. Indeed, this echo reverberated throughout the fair and into the Toronto press. There was a feeling that the

Tracey Lawrence, the new connections between artists and collectors exceeded her expectations. Among the work Lawrence presented, Vancouver artist Jason McLean’s ecstatic drawings created a justifiable sensation and sold out at the fair’s opening gala. And, just down the row at the othergallery, one erstwhile collector purchased an entire folder of Winnipeg artist, Simon Hughes’ remarkable architectural narrative drawings. (As an aside, the fair was ripe with wonderful drawings perhaps because of their portability and their relative inexpensiveness. Victoria artist, Luanne Martineau’s elaborate and exceptional drawings at TrépanierBaer were also the cause for extensive and justifiable buzzing.) Catriona Jeffries Gallery returned to the Toronto fair this year after recently attending the

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The Night Divides the Day, 2003, ink on paper; 42" x 64", by Vancouver artist Jason McLean, was a hit at the Toronto art fair.

Berlin Art Fair. Jeffries, cool to the idea of attending Berlin again for its lack of coherence and sluggish sales, expressed her satisfaction with the development of the Toronto fair since she participated in its inaugural year. Her booth also created a palpable stir with a rambunctious new sculptural work by Vancouver artist Geoffrey Farmer that Kitty Scott, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, proclaimed as the “biggest, loudest work at the fair.” Jeffries’ gallery also contributed the most substantial anecdote of the fair when security guards stumbled upon itinerant artist Germaine Koh asleep in a sleeping bag for her work, Sleeping Rough, and contemplated removing “the bum” from the building. The work seemed to prove that an art fair could be more than an art fair. Can Canada accommodate a second art fair? It is, after all, a big country with many accomplished galleries and institutions and even more artists. Surely, there is room for another fair that could succeed where the ill-fated Vancouver Art Fair failed a number of years ago. The gallerists with whom I spoke offered a resounding “no” to the question. Standing in the Equinox Gallery (Vancouver) booth in front of a stunning painting by French artist Bernard Frize, Andy Sylvester stated that another fair would only serve to dilute what the Toronto fair has accomplished: the critical mass needed to make a fair successful. It appears that Canada has a success on its hands.

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fair has developed into a kind of community where acquaintances and far-flung clients congregate once a year. First time fair participants, Tracey Lawrence Gallery and Winnipeg’s nomadic othergallery, emphatically proclaimed that the fair was worth their effort. Paul Butler of the othergallery (an artist in his own right with his work on view at Toronto’s Wynick Tuck Gallery booth) found a diverse and interested audience for work that is not readily available in Toronto. For

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2003 Governor General’s Award in the Visual Arts

Robert Archambeau A potter’s potter, balancing form and space t is a bejewelled autumn day. Everything orange and dappled in light. Robert Archambeau has invited us to his remote studio, a three-hour drive north and east of Winnipeg. We see more deer on the road than passing motorists. When we arrive, we talk about the small lake that fronts his studio property, about the gold mine underneath the house, about the elk hunted by the locals in this outcropping of the Canadian Shield. As he puts it, “It’s the oldest rock in the world. The general environment has a great bearing on what I do, the look of the clay body, the edges of the glazes, those details and other subtle things.” A 2003 Governor General’s Award in the Visual Arts — he is the only winner from Manitoba, ever. It’s a pretty astounding honour, given that ceramics as a medium is often marginalized for its utilitarian aspect. That’s a Western shortcoming, unheard of in Chinese, Japanese and Korean traditions. It hasn’t troubled Archambeau. He is known as a potter’s potter, one who has built an art practice on the basis of the vessel form. He is remarkably humble about his achievements. “I have been


and proportion of the tea bowl are not always understood. Inside the studio, the couch is neatly organized with piles of paper, representing the reams of work and commitments the 70-year-old Archambeau is in the midst of. This includes the exhibition at The Winnipeg Art Gallery, as well as an upcoming trip to St. Louis for a wood firing.

making pots for over 45 years.” Then he murmurs something about a telephone call, his surprise, having to rent a tuxedo and clear time for the gala event. Born in 1933 in Toledo, Ohio, by 1968 Archambeau was teaching ceramics at the University of Manitoba School of Art where he stayed for 23 years. Now retired, the artist has more time for sustained work in the studio and for travel. He is revered by students. Archambeau’s work and a selection of work by others is the basis of an exhibition this winter at The Winnipeg Art Gallery, entitled, Robert Archambeau, Artist, Teacher, Collector. He confides, “There could have been at least 10 more students.” He says his style and his philosophy have not changed much over the years. “I make pots; fire them with wood, based on a few Asian traditions.” It’s an understatement. Archambeau has spent sabbatical years and travel exchanges working in Korea and Japan. He has been open to the influences of the wood firing and the weight of Japanese tradition, studying works made at Hagi, Yamaguchi and Okayama Prefectures, Bizen, and Koshiwara, Fukuoko. He relates amusing stories about the reception of his work in Japan. He is a big man and his shifts in the scale 14 Galleries West Spring 2004



As a first-time visitor, I am drawn by the arrays of objects, both natural and cultural, arranged on surfaces, floors, tables, bookcases and walls throughout, including shells, coins, prints, textiles, books, sticks, hides and ceramic vessels — his own and those of others. Figures of beauty and meaning; objects for the artist’s contemplation and absorption, these

small collections of things have been isolated for their formal, material, textural and symbolic interest. Archambeau’s surroundings are restorative for those blighted by mass culture. Bob, as his friends call him, insists on serving us a bowl of homemade stew after our long drive. I ask to peek into his kitchen cupboards and am dazzled by the sight of thick stacks of plates, the colours of the earth; gorgeous, individually made bowls nestled in stacks; mugs made by potters around North America waiting to be held by coffee and tea drinkers. Archambeau lets me choose my own. I am reluctant to shut the cupboard; there are significant lessons here about the artist’s understanding of beauty and form. The day seems to spring from a deep well, related, I’d like to think, to Archambeau’s consciousness, but also to his spiritual understanding of vessel making. It’s a daily discipline, a sacred art, and an elemental one. Archambeau’s vessels are acutely related to his physical, mental and spiritual balance. A pot is a time-based art, a form distilled, worked upon, but always subject to irrevocable change through fire. Clay involves inputs and outputs of earth, water, air and fire. Too much air at the wrong time, too little water, uneven drying, something awry in the kiln, and “poof.” In the kiln, gusts of air and falling ash have to be fortuitous. Discipline and serendipity, planning and chance: these are lessons learned by the investment of hand, rhythm, and a careful alertness. He explains the deep relief carving into the bulbous forms of his long-necked vases, heavily incised to catch the lick and fortune of the flowing ash. Eventually we look at the morning’s work, a series of wheel-thrown bowls drying on a flat board in preparation for trimming. I ask about working in series, and he directs my eye to the subtle variations in proportions and contours. I start to see the immense variation in lip, contour and belly. He shows me a sheet of drawings encased in a plastic sleeve. There are enough to suggest that the artist’s vessel making begins as a pre-meditated, deliberate and exact intention, though it does not end there. The drawings and the pots speak to both the artist’s sensibilities as a formalist, and his awareness of an eastern understanding and tradition of beauty that infuses everything he does. It’s an intensely discriminating eye with the dexterity, patience and skill to realize intentions. I am struck by the way he handles his pots, caressing their exterior forms while supporting, it would seem, their interior spaces. Is it possible to hold air? After my encounter with

Archambeau, I’d have to say yes. As I leave, I notice more arrangements of sticks. The bark has been gnawed off to reveal smooth and shiny surfaces. The inner structure of joins and transitions has been laid bare. I recognize these as beaver sticks, symbols in some Aboriginal cultures of making dreams manifest. Such an understanding and appreciation of form and material, of inner and outer life, run like a vein of gold right through Archambeau’s house and studio buildings. It’s magical, not in the sense of being enchanted, but as if Archambeau stood, in perfect balance, at the centre of a swirling vortex. And I suppose he does. I imagine him bent over his wheel, a massive presence and a gentle spirit, making pots, listening to Sufi music, connected at the centre of the vortex to other times and places, and the now of the pre-Cambrian shield. Robert Archambeau, Artist, Teacher, Collector opens at The Winnipeg Art Gallery February 20 and runs until May 30. Robert Archambeau is represented in Canada by Prime Gallery, Toronto. Amy Karlinsky is a freelance writer and a sessional lecturer at the School of Art, University of Manitoba. Spring 2004 Galleries West 15


Fire&Form BY JILL SAWYER obin DuPont shares his small, northwest Calgary house with his wife, Eden, a huge German shepherd and what appears to be about 200 pots. Stacked on Ikea shelving units, occupying most of the front room, lining the floor and tucked in among household goods, the pots are just the latest of DuPont’s prolific output. In his final year at the Alberta College of Art & Design, and a teacher of ceramics to kids and adults at the North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre, DuPont is nothing if not devoted to his art. He’s not alone. When Galleries West went looking for the cream of Western Canada’s established and emerging ceramic artists, narrowing the field was the toughest job. Here’s an introduction to artists in the western provinces, from potters with 30-year careers behind them to a few who are just starting out.

workshops on ceramics and gather research and anecdotes for his expanding series of books on the artist’s life. Despite the hectic schedule, he and Dyelle manage to keep their different but complementary artistic styles creatively fresh. Dyelle has been experimenting lately with a cache of clay found near Kamloops, which she has fashioned into stark, rounded geometric forms. She’s also produced a series of pierced vessels which sparked a call in November from the textiles curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Hopper, inspired by nature, decorates his porcelain plates and bowls with delicate scoring and painting, including patterns from classical pottery, southwestern Native art, stylized birds and fish. Find their work year round at ‘Chosin Pottery on Metchosin Road just north of Victoria, 250-474-2676.





JUDI DYELLE AND ROBIN HOPPER In an idyllic setting near Victoria, Dyelle and Hopper have established a potter’s fantasy life. Their studio, gallery and shop in Metchosin, B.C., is surrounded by a garden that Hopper has crafted from the abundance of the West Coast rainforest and Japanese Zen principles. It’s a wonder he ever wants to leave it. But he does, travelling widely to deliver

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Robin Hopper: Shino Series, 2000, wheel thrown porcelain, reduction fired, cone 10, 12.3 cm w x 10.2 cm h

Though she has been a collector for many years, it wasn’t until four years ago that Sandra Ramos decided to try her own skills at ceramic art. It turns out she’s good at it. After making her solo debut with a wellreceived show at Vancouver’s Crafthouse Gallery last April, Ramos has now made the move out of the city and up the coast, where she is establishing a studio space and a kiln in the Pender Harbour area. Born in Seoul and raised in Toronto and Montreal, Ramos’ interest in ceramics


Sandra Ramos: was piqued by travel through Asia, and San–An cups, 2003, salt-fired time spent in Japan. Now she is inspired stoneware, 3" x 3" x 5" by her teachers, Sam Kwan at Vancouver’s Capilano College, and the sculptural miniaturist Mas Funo. She describes her work as a combination of the functional and the sculptural – a series of small, salt-fired cups, each one layered with different glazes, colours and textures to produce a rich, organic style. Find her work at the Crafthouse Shop on Vancouver’s Granville Island, 604-687-7270. She is also organizing and participating in a group show with Mas Funo, Sam Kwan, Korean master potter Clay Jung Hung Kim, and Priscilla Chan, running May 6 to 31 at the Gallery of B.C. Ceramics in Vancouver, 604-669-5645. A L B E R T A

GREG PAYCE Greg Payce’s work is almost mathematical in its precision. For the past few years he’s been throwing pots that have a distinct trompe l’oeil element – there’s as much to see between the vessels as there is in the vessels themselves. Payce creates larger-than-lifesize figures in the spaces between his pots. Working from a Greg Payce: Al Barelli, 2001, earthenware,Terra Sigillata slips, 132 x 66 x 242 cm Spring 2004 Galleries West 17




surprisingly tidy studio behind a heritage home in Calgary’s Inglewood neighbourhood, he’s now working on a series of beautifully turned pots whose colours play off each other. He’s ironing out a way to film the vessels in motion, so the eye can capture shape, colour and light as it changes around these simple forms. Shortlisted in 2002 for the Saidye Bronfman Award in fine craft, and an instructor at the Alberta College of Art & Design since 1989, Payce is currently working on a high-profile Calgary public art project. He’s represented by the Prime Gallery in Toronto, 416-593-5750.

ROBIN DUPONT Among Greg Payce’s current students, Robin DuPont has begun to

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make his mark early. At 27, he has pursued Robin Dupont: working relationships with some of the best Flask with two cups and ceramic artists he can find, working in the tile, 2003, stoneware studio of Calgary potter Jim Etzkorn off and on for five years and assisting John Chalke with the sociable firings Chalke hosts regularly at his kiln in the Alberta foothills. DuPont is most interested in functional work, and many of his recent pieces are interpretations of common vessels, from teapots to whiskey flasks to a six-pack of beer. He loves the record of physical change that’s marked on his pots in a wood-fired kiln, a process that leaves imperfections behind. Coming off a 2003 show at Calgary’s Gallery San Chun, DuPont and his wife have bought a small piece of property outside Nelson, B.C., where they plan to build a workspace, home and gallery. S A S K A T C H E W A N


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Much of Jeannie Mah’s inspiration during the past 20 years can be traced to a trip to Crete in 1983. There, in a museum, she came across a Minoan cup made in 14th century BC which has become such an apocryphal part of her own development as an artist that it is now known in her personal biography as “The Cup.” That piece of ancient pottery, along with some gorgeous Sevres porcelain she spied in a French museum, showed her that domestic and functional ceramics could be

Jeannie Mah: Grand Palais, 2002, 10" x 5" x 5"

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beautiful. A prolific participant in exhibitions across North America for more than 20 years, Mah’s most recent work was in part a celebration of her family’s history in Regina, the city where she continues to live and work. Combining all her most important interests (which she describes as swimming, French and ceramics, in no particular order), the series Homage à Wascana Pool is a set of delicate vessels overlaid with images that evoke her love for her hometown swimming pool. Find Jeannie Mah’s work at Vancouver’s Portfolio Gallery, 604-801-6928.


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RORY MACDONALD An assistant professor in the ceramics department at the University of Regina, Rory MacDonald likes to surreptitiously “patch up” missing or crumbling pieces of Regina’s walls and

Rory MacDonald: Mur Verinissé, Vallauris, France, 2002, installed tile forms lead glazed, earthenware, handbuilt with sprig mold application, individual installation elements 23" h x 11" w x 2.5" d.


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curbsides with what he calls public craft. Travelling and studying in France (where he worked at the same studio in Vallauris where Picasso made hundreds of works of ceramic art), he did the same thing with that country’s stone walls. “There’s a kind of performative element to it,” he says. “It’s not connected to a studio or a gallery, so people can experience it in the moment.” He’s interested in the place where ceramic art and ceramic function intersect – in the toilets and bricks of ordinary life. He believes that craft can find a place in the construction of the most ordinary elements of a city’s infrastructure. MacDonald’s Intervention Works, being installed around Regina into 2004, can be found in outdoor public spaces including Wascana Park. M A N I T O B A

ALAN LACOVETSKY Only in relation to the career of Robert Archambeau (see feature page 14) could Alan Lacovetsky be considered an “emerging” artist. In fact, Lacovetsky has been working in ceramics for almost 30 years, most recently as an instructor at the University of Manitoba. But to Lacovetsky, the past few years have been a bit like starting over. He studied with potter John Reeve at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and with Archambeau at U of M, then spent almost 20 years in Australia, part of the time working with potters Peter Rushforth and Gwyn Hanssen Pigott. Now that he’s back in Canada, his work reflects a lifelong interest in fossils and fire. He divides his pieces between heavy stoneware and delicate porcelains with rich Chinese glazes, but always with the idea that

Alan Lacovetsky: stacked bowls, 2001, Celadon glaze (interior), 14 cm h x 12 cm w

the material he’s working with has taken the earth billions of years to produce. Represented in Winnipeg by the Site Gallery, 204-942-1618, Lacovetsky is also represented in the Archambeau retrospective at The Winnipeg Art Gallery, February 20 to May 30.

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Gathie Falk: More Yet to Come he story goes that Gathie Falk once walked into a Vancouver grocery store, looked at a pile of apples neatly arranged in pyramid style, and said to herself, “If I made them, they would be better.” She did and they were. Falk’s arrangements of ceramic apples became one of her artistic trademarks. She told a reporter that these and her other artistic evocations of everyday life – ceramic and papier mâché eggs, shirts, sinks and flowers – were “the veneration of the ordinary.” An editor latched onto the phrase, put it in a headline, and critics and curators have been using it ever since. Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, polishing the everyday and making it gleam, has become Falk’s way of helping people see the world through clearer eyes. She was a relatively late starter. She didn’t become a full-time artist until age 37 after she had taught elementary school in Vancouver for a dozen years. When she won a Governor General’s Visual and Media Arts Award in March 2003, at age 75, she joked that she planned to open her acceptance speech by saying, “I always wanted to be a child prodigy, but I missed the boat.” She didn’t miss the boat; it just took her a while to catch it. Born Agatha Falk on January 31, 1928, in the tiny Mennonite community of Alexander, Manitoba, she legally changed her first name to Gathie (a family pet name) when she tired of hearing people wrongly pronounce Agatha with the accent on the first syllable. Her Russian immigrant father died when she was 10 months old, her mother moved the family several times through Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario, and Gathie worked in factories from age 16 onward to help her mother pay off a




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longstanding debt to the Canadian Pacific Railway for covering the family’s passage from Russia to Canada. Falk attended free art classes at age 13 in Winnipeg and also took some art training after she and her mother moved to Vancouver in 1947. But pursuing a career in art was not an option for her at that stage. She trained as a teacher at normal school, and taught at an elementary school to help support her mother. In 1957, when she was 29, Falk began enrolling in summer school and night courses in design, drawing and painting. She wanted to leave her teaching job and pursue art full-time, but it would be another eight years before she was ready. In 1965 she cashed in her teacher’s pension, left her job, and had her first solo exhibition – of abstract and figurative expressionistic paintings – at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Vancouver critic David Watmough praised her figurative works, saying they possessed “vivid resources of colour and a primitive crudity with its own velocity.” Falk temporarily left painting behind in 1966, and began making pottery and ceramic sculpture. She rented part of her house to friends, ran a small pottery business, and taught continuing education art courses until she was able to make a living from her sculpture. Her primary influences during this period were the Funk artists of California whose representations of everyday objects showed her that banality could be transformed into something visually glorious. In 1968, she mounted an installation work at Vancouver’s Douglas Gallery that brought her critical acclaim and a few sales. Turning the entire gallery into a mock living room filled with her sculpture, prints, paintings and mixed media works, she wittily abolished the distance between art and life. “Glorious fun,” said critic Joan Lowndes. “An artist of stature,” said critic Marguerite Pinney. The next step in the creative development of Gathie Falk took her from installation artist to performance artist. Between 1968 and 1977 she toured Canada with a selection of performance pieces combining the mundane tasks of everyday life (sewing, shining shoes, doing laundry) with her artistic depictions of the everyday. At the same time, she continued to make sculpture. Her first public commission was Veneration of the White Collar Worker #1 and #2, two ceramic murals installed in 1973 in the cafeteria of the External Affairs building in Ottawa. The 1970s brought Falk the satisfaction of seeing her work shown in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, New York and Paris, and critical praise for being “an inventive and important Canadian artist.” However, this period also brought grief and stress in her personal life. In 1972, her mother died after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. In 1975, her brief marriage to Dwight Swanson, a convicted felon 20 years her junior, ended in separation and divorce. She had met him through a church visitation program while he was in prison, and agreed to marry him upon his release in 1974. However, the difficulties of marriage to someone who had spent most of his life in jail proved too much for her. “The stress of my marriage did not stop me from working,” she said. “But it has undoubtedly affected much of what I have done since.” In 1985, the Vancouver Art Gallery presented a retrospective exhibition of Falk’s sculpture, paintings and prints, which it described as the largest ever organized for a single individual. Curator Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker compared Falk’s experience and artistic development with that of the much-celebrated Emily Carr: “Both Falk and Carr have suffered from inadequate national recognition of their work. An artist of Falk’s stature would have been accorded much greater recognition if she had not continued to live and work on the West Coast.” The retrospective paved the way for further recognition. In 1990, Falk won the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation award of $25,000 for the




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“extraordinary range of her work and the substantial contribution she has made to each of the very diverse media she has worked in.” Seven years later, at age 69, she received the Order of Canada. “It’s a very great honour,” said Falk. “It’s almost like being knighted.” The Vancouver Art Gallery presented a second retrospective of Falk’s work in 2000. Two years later, the artist was finally recognized in her own province when she received the Order of British Columbia. “I am not finished working,” said Falk. “There is a good deal yet to come.” As if to prove the point, she exhibited one selection of new work at Vancouver’s Equinox Gallery in March 2003, and now has another exhibition on view at the Equinox until February 28. Doubtless, there is more to come. But, for the moment, the last word on Gathie Falk’s progress as an artist comes from the jury that awarded her the 2003 Governor General’s Award: “Her loving focus on the ordinary is suffused with a sense of loss, of irony and of impermanence, and also with a terrible beauty.” Gathie Falk’s works of art are held in many public collections, including those of Musée d’art contemporain of Montreal, the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the McMichael Canadian Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Brian Brennan is the author, most recently, of Boondoggles, Bonanzas, and Other Alberta Stories, published by Fifth House Ltd. His profiles of Western Canada’s distinguished senior artists appear regularly in Galleries West.


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Bully for You, Davida Kidd ome wild urge made Davida Kidd spend almost a thousand dollars against her better judgment to send her artwork to the 2003 International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland. With the competition deadline looming, Kidd discovered that Canada Post would not mail her over-sized works and she had to resort to a more expensive private courier. Kidd dithered; close to a thousand dollars was a lot of money for an artist and it was her fifth time entering the Triennial. It turned out to be money well spent. Kidd won the Triennial’s Grand Prix, garnering her a $7,000 prize, a free trip to Krakow to accept the award and a solo exhibition at the National Museum in Krakow scheduled for 2006. As a student, Kidd was recognized for her artistic vision, winning the Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarship ($10,000) in 1985, the Ralph Steinhauer Award of Distinction for Academic Excellence ($20,000) in 1986 and the University Women’s Club of Edmonton Graduate Scholarship ($1000) in 1987. She was on a roll. Kidd went on to collect many international awards for her manipulated print media, from Seoul, Korea and Sapporo, Japan to Germany and Macedonia. And now the Triennial in Poland, considered one of the world’s largest and most celebrated assemblies of international print media. Kidd currently works out of Vancouver, B.C., where she has lived since 1989. Vancouver’s Elliott Louis Gallery and a private dealer in New York City represent her. “I met Davida a couple of years ago, found her art was extraordinary and felt it belonged in our gallery,” says Ted Lederer, owner and director of the Elliott Louis Gallery. “Her work is post-modern and marries technology and art in a way that is cutting edge and clearly fine art.” Kidd is often asked how she gets her images and — more basically — what they are. Are they sets? Photographs of something real? Has the image been drawn? “I use digital manipulation in my work, but only at the very end,” says Kidd. “I do a lot before [this stage] by shooting my own work and drawing outside of the computer. I try to get the look of a non--


computer-generated image.” One of the works that won over the Triennial judges, called The Navigator, is an assemblage of photographed parts (the hands in the print are Kidd’s), hand-drawn pictures later photographed (the face in the baseball) and other sources digitally merged together. “I don’t want the technique to be obvious,” says Kidd. “In the end I worked to get the lighting to look as if everything had been photographed in the same space.” The Navigator is one piece in a series, the first part of which Kidd named Base Imprints. Its theme is the fragility and ferocity of pre-pubescence, including the potential for violence. The Navigator is like the “sleeping giant, the kid that could be the bully,” says Kidd. She has plans to continue the series, which has been influenced by American. photographer Gregory Crewdson, Canadian photo-conceptualist Jeff Wall, Surrealist Czech animator Jan Svankmajer, film-maker David Lynch and the many B-grade horror movies Kidd watched while growing up. In addition to the solo exhibition at Krakow, Kidd will have a solo exhibition at PLATFORM Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts in Winnipeg in 2005. She will also be co-curating a show about underground art at the Elliott Louis Gallery in May 2004.

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CORY FUHR: metal intuition he Giller Prize is one of Canada’s top literary honours. But Cory Fuhr, an emerging sculptor from the B.C. Interior, also did well for himself at the award ceremony last November. Fuhr’s life-sized polished-steel sculpture of a writer working at his typewriter was presented to Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch, who founded the prize a decade ago in memory of his late wife, the literary journalist Doris Giller. Fuhr, 31, built the sculpture, Couldn’t Sleep, by welding together old car gears, wrenches and textured sheet metal. He also stripped down an old Royal typewriter from his antique collection. “It’s a piece about inspiration — it’s about that writer who awakens in the middle of the night, or who couldn’t sleep to begin with, and just has to finish that chapter or chapters that are just screaming to get out,” says Fuhr. “So it’s about three or four in the morning and he’s at his side table, pounding away on his old manual typewriter. The piece is set in the older industrial era of the ’40s or ’50s when there were manual typewriters and writers had that connection with the machinery and there wasn’t that software buffer. Typewriters had their own personalities and maybe an ‘r’ that jumps around a little bit or a bad ‘e’ or something like that.” Fuhr was invited to the literary award ceremony in Toronto, quite a change from his normally reclusive life on a small farm near Vernon. “It felt like the Oscars,” he recalls. “It was all tuxes and gowns. It was great.” Fuhr, a former tree planter, has been creating his metal sculptures for about seven years. His first one was a gargoyle for the roof of a hair salon in Vernon. Entirely selftaught, he had only done a little welding at that point and regularly injured himself. But he has since become a pro at wielding his chop saw, mig welder and industrial-strength grinder. He now sells his intriguing sculptures through the Elliott Louis Gallery in Vancouver, the Art Ark in Kelowna and the Engine Gallery in Toronto. Fuhr’s work has attracted overwhelming interest that cuts a broad cross-section

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from wealthy art collectors to blue-collar workers, says Ted Lederer of the Elliott Louis Gallery. “There’s a delicacy and a balance to the work that belies the fact that he’s using this heavy, gross material. He’s got this fineness and balance and an intuitive sense of anatomy represented within these sculptures that’s just a marvel to behold.” Fuhr focuses on the human form, but has created everything from a giant funky spider with legs made from metal tubing to elegantly crafted musical instruments. He builds his pieces from the inside out, visualizing his form mentally as he adds chunks of metal from his scrap pile.

“The end result is always a surprise, even to me,” he says. “There’s an evolution. It just takes on its own angle and its own personality as you go along.”

Cory Fuhr's work will be exhibited at the Elliott Louis Gallery this spring, and June 12 to July 30 at The Art Ark Gallery in Kelowna.

Portia Priegert, a writer and artist, is director of the Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art in Kelowna, B.C.

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A RTIST PORTRAITS Back lanes to backsides: artists and exhibitions across the West

WILF PERREAULT Prairie spaces have held a long fascination for artists. The wide open skies and vistas, the unique iconography of the built environment, the distinct flavour of the architecture, and the urban gardens and landscaping, particularly in winter, hold challenges for artists who work within a realist frame of reference. Regina-based Wilf Perreault meets this challenge head on. Perreault, born in Albertville, Saskatchewan, in 1947, exhibits widely on the Prairies. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in 1970, he has won many awards and commissions. His serigraphs, like the paintings, feature light infused, seasonally specific, atmospheric conditions. His imagery reflects the dictum to “paint what you know.” Perreault may begin with a photograph of a back lane, but he transforms the prosaic and familiar 26 Galleries West Spring 2004

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scenes of back lanes, snow, Down, 2003, acrylic on basketball hoops, garages, roofs and canvas, 24" x 72" evergreen trees, into mythic spaces for our consideration. We are fascinated by the realism and the illusionary effects of small details like tire tracks in the snow, or other signs of recent human passage. We cling to these realist details but we are equally mesmerized by the mythical and heroic aspects of the work. This comes from a sustained engagement with the effects of light and atmosphere. The skies open and light up. Potential passages of transformation are suggested. The artist is particularly attuned to the waning colours of the daylight and the creeping onset of night within the familiar spaces of our neighbourhoods. Perreault notes, “Those David Blackwood: Y, International Code Series, 1998, oil on panel, 24" x 32"

alleys are like never-ending paths that just go on forever.” New works by Wilf Perreault are on exhibit this March at Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg, 204-255-5690. Perreault is also represented by Susan Whitney Gallery in Regina, Douglas Udell Gallery in Edmonton and Vancouver, and Wallace Galleries in Calgary. AK

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DAVID BLACKWOOD “By what a delicate and far-stretched contribution every island is made! What an enterprise of nature thus to lay the foundations of and to build up the future continent, of golden and silver sands and the ruins of forests, with ant-like industry.” HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862)

Like an island, David Blackwood is a singular and selfcontained individual who grew up on the wind-swept, tundra-like plateau of Bonavista North in Newfoundland. The island’s people, icons and landscape are the soul of his work. From his paintings and etchings, one understands the solitude, humour and heritage that form the essence of the Newfoundland spirit. One of Blackwood’s most unique subjects is the legendary Newfoundland mummers, disguised characters who travel from home to home at Christmas time, singing and dancing in exchange for food and drink. Pale and mystical in Blackwood’s work, these veiled figures are cast upon a background of cool and eerie night, lit only by the light of their lanterns. His palette is a silent array of blues, blacks, umbers and siennas. One cannot miss the relationship between the temperature of the palette and Newfoundland’s weather. Blackwood’s work also focuses on the symbolic. Working in series, he depicts the noble and the ignoble. Seascapes and boats, diminished in size by whales and icebergs, demonstrate the island’s heroic commitment to a livelihood dependent on the sea. Still life images of mundane but essential mittens are set upon a canvas with the same reverence as the gothic mummers. A colourful series devoted to flags reflects the island’s heroic and seafaring tradition. Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy, recipient of the Order of Canada and Government of France Ingres Medal, Blackwood’s work is in public and private collections worldwide. A comprehensive exhibition of new works by the artist, featuring his flag paintings as well as etchings, watercolours, oils, drawings and works done in the historic method of egg tempera, runs January 11 to 31 at the new location of Winchester Galleries in Victoria, 2260 Oak Bay Avenue, call 250-595-2777. SM

CHRIS DOROSZ The New Canadian Painting Competition, sponsored by RBC Investments and the Canadian Art Foundation, is a

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juried competition that makes available three $5,000 awards, one each from western, eastern and central Canada. The focus is on painting, that time-honoured medium that has resisted the onslaught of various technological incursions from photography through to video and broadcast television. As if on cue, to defend the rights of painting, Chris Dorosz of Winnipeg (currently living and teaching in San Francisco) won the award for his original work entitled, Screen No. 2. Dorosz finds his inspiration in the materiality of paint; his paintings are not merely the basis for convincing illusionism. That his award-winning painting has come to harness itself in relation to mass media – such as the imagery drawn from broadcast television, the fascination with pixilation, and the interest in an image glimpsed and then translated through to other media – is, perhaps, ironic. But the material nature of the images is persuasive. Many of the surfaces resemble relief sculpture by utilizing such things as rubber bands or metal staples in vast quantities. These serve as repositories for paint and as a means of ordering surfaces into both organic and modernist patterns of repetition and variation. More recently, Dorosz has been making figurative sculptures out of paint drops on clear plastic rods. The figures measure eight to 10 inches high. His illusionist imagery is drawn from technologically derived sources, such as the pixilated surfaces of a monitor or a video clip of afternoon television fare. Within these illusions we recognize the human condition as always and everywhere being mediated by technology, with ultimate implications for the visibility and clarity of the image. We recognize, too, the stunning invention of Dorosz’s use of materials and his insistence on retaining illusion and image. Dorosz has shown recently at Mission 17 in San Francisco. New work will be on display at the Leo Kamen Gallery in Toronto in April. AK

in Canada. As a teacher, Gordaneer has influenced a generation of artists in Victoria. His creative motto of thinking and working “from the inside out” has been instrumental in directing young painters to look and feel the form from this perspective. At the same time, Gordaneer considers drawing and mark-making to be essential skills. His canvases are alive with motion and dissolving images that race across the surface toward the viewer as if they were caught momentarily off-guard. His colours ebb and flow with tension and vitality, aiding the transient quality of the gestures. An exhibition in March at the Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, 250-381-3422, will be a visual panorama of Gordaneer’s recent work. SM



Jim Gordaneer: Polo Ponies and Corgis, oil on canvas, 48" x 48"

Since moving from Ontario in the 1960s, Jim Gordaneer has worked in a small studio behind his modest home in Victoria, doing what he loves best: painting. Gordaneer’s career began in the postPainter’s Eleven era that defined Canada’s own school of modernism. He has been lauded by art historians as a pioneer of abstract expressionism

Camille Iquliq’s softly rounded sculptures often take as subject matter the relationship between mother and child and other family relations. Indicative of the value Iquliq places on family unity, her sculptures exude a feeling of comfort and protection with well-padded edges and soft full folds of clothing. Her style of carving is typical

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ARTIST PORTRAITS of many Baker Lake artists, and shows the dark and subtle sheen of the local steatite stone at its best. Born in 1963, Iquliq currently resides in Baker Lake Hamlet, Nunavut. She is part of a well-known artistic family that includes her father, Tuna, and her brother, Johnny, both carvers, as well as her mother, Sarah Anautaq Iquliq, who creates images for printmaking. Camille Iquliq’s work is showcased at the Bayat Inuit Gallery in Winnipeg, 204-475-5873, January 15 to February 15. Her work can be found at many other Inuit art galleries across Canada, including the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, and at the Arctic Raven Gallery in Friday Harbour, Washington. JR

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Wee Lee: Winter Shelter (Gray Partridges), 2003, acrylic on silk, 24" x 36"

There aren’t many parks in Western Canada that Wee Lee hasn’t visited. From Riding Mountain in Manitoba to Jasper National Park in Alberta, he has spent much of his time as an artist travelling to places where nature inspires him. Lee’s specialty is a mix of Asian brushwork and traditional western landscape, a combination that gives him a recognizable style. His training as an artist came at the Oriental Art School in Saigon before he emigrated to Regina 25 years ago. In 1984, he began painting professionally. Lee produces canvases that focus on the details in nature – delicate branches, flowers and birds. In the background, he often paints hints of city environments, many of them from around Regina. His most recent work has been inspired by the landscapes of Saskatchewan’s cities and parks. With work in collections including those of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the City of Regina and the University of South Dakota, Regina’s Assiniboia Gallery presents an exhibition of his work April 3 to 28. For more information call 306-522-0997. JS


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Vancouver artist Robert Arndt has been commissioned by the Vancouver Art Gallery to create a new work for the gallery’s NEXT project space. The NEXT space was designed to showcase emerging artists from the Pacific Rim, while encouraging new art and ideas in a variety of media. Arndt’s installation consists of a projected film and accompanying photographic documents. The project represents lines from Elia Kazan’s film On the Waterfront that reflect a moment between regret and realization. Represented in Vancouver by the Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Arndt’s past exhibitions have dealt primarily with

William J. Parker Aspen Stand oil on panel; 15" x 12"

Robert Arndt: Viewing how audiences access historical and Room, 2000, lightjet print, contemporary works through the mediated 28" x 37" forms of books and magazines: works which may only ever be encountered through their documentation. Also interested in the cinematic presence of the narrative, much of Arndt’s recent work has been presented in diptych and triptych format, highlighting the sequential language of cinema. Arndt’s installation runs at the Vancouver Art Gallery February 14 to May 30. SH

MARY MASTERS The spirit of the west is clearly captured in Mary Masters’ crisp watercolours. Some of her canvases reflect the white light found in a Western Canadian winter sky, and the variegated shades of blue and green in a forested mountainside. Born in Buckinghamshire, England, Masters travelled extensively, particularly through Africa and points around the Indian Ocean, before settling in Canada in the early 1980s. Though she had studied art in all media at High Wycombe College of Art and Design, she came to watercolours later in life, when she was given a roll of delicate blueprint paper by a friend and began experimenting with her children’s paintbox. She now works full-time in her studio, painting from memory – sometimes scenes from the lush gardens of her English childhood, or a heritage laneway in Boston. But most Mary Masters: Leafy Lane, often she paints landscapes from the 2003, watercolour, 10" x 10" West, whether they’re snowy Saskatchewan farmhouses or Yukon cabins. Masters is represented by Gallery de Jonge in Spruce Grove, Alberta, and by Collectors’ Choice Art Gallery in Saskatoon, 306-6658300, which will exhibit her work April 17 to May 8, preview April 16. JS

Margaret Shelton Bow Falls at Banff 1974 eight-colour woodcut and linocut; 8" x 12"

James MacDonald Barnsley Homesteads in the Laurentians 1889 oil on canvas; 30" x 40"

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E.J. Howorth: Back Garden, 2003, bubble jet print and silkscreen on paper, 14.5" x 40"

A respected actress in her early forties, Colleen Flynn-Lawson had always aspired to be a painter. Two years ago, with little artistic experience, FlynnLawson decided to follow that dream. Now represented by Jennifer Kostuik in Vancouver, Flynn-Lawson’s artistic success sounds like a story made for Hollywood. Kostuik, who says Flynn-Lawson’s learning curve was “unbelievable,” gave the actress-cum-artist her first solo show in Canada in the spring of 2003. The show sold out. Flynn-Lawson’s earthy and universal works have an “essence of the West Coast Colleen Flynn-Lawson: that people Vidya #10, 2002, acrylic relate to,” on panel, 54" x 12" x 12"

says Kostuik. With her interest in nature, specifically water and light, the vertical format of Flynn-Lawson’s pieces symbolizes the space between earth and sky, the atmosphere undetectable to the human eye, and the shapes and forms that unfold there. The highly anticipated second solo exhibition of Colleen Flynn-Lawson’s work is scheduled to open February 12 at the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, in its new location at 2928 Granville Street, Vancouver, 604-737-3969. SH

ALESSANDRA BITELLI Originally employed as an illustrator for children’s books in Italy, Alessandra Bitelli came to Canada in 1979. Now a senior member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Bitelli explores modern concepts in

Norman Yates, Landspace/Motus, medium acrylic/canvas, 42" x 72"

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her paintings while maintaining delicate Alessandra Bitelli: Along balance between the contemporary and the the Columbia River, 2003, traditional. Mary Southerst of Buckland diptych, 20" x 40" Southerst Gallery has been carrying Bitelli’s work since opening her West Vancouver gallery in 1999. Southerst is especially drawn to the artist’s use of composition and texture and says Bitelli is “always experimenting... though she is an older lady she is a very contemporary painter.” Every year Bitelli also donates her talents, designing Christmas cards for various local charities. Bitelli has also designed and painted 26 stained glass windows for Christ the Redeemer Church in West Vancouver. Alessandra Bitelli’s work is exhibited at the Buckland Southerst Gallery in West Vancouver March 5 to 14, 604-922-1915. Bitelli’s paintings can also be found at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island. SH

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Breezy Afternoon Glenmore Reservoir Lorna Dockstader oil on canvas, 30 x 36"

Eboulements, one of Quebec’s “beaux villages.” In the region of Charlevoix, it’s a pastoral landscape marked by rolling hills, stone farmhouses and sweeping views, and it’s also where Bruno Côté has chosen to paint for much of his 30-year career. The region north of Quebec City, where the heavy torrent of the Saguenay River empties into the St. Lawrence, has been recreated in scene after scene in Côté’s work. It’s a landscape familiar to many Quebecois painters, and Côté depicts it in bold, almost abstract strokes, letting the colours – the granite of the rock, the brilliant colours of autumn and the swirling blue-grey rivers – set the scene. A truly Canadian painter, Côté rarely works in his studio, instead preferring to capture Charlevoix first-hand. He works outside in everything but the worst weather, usually at dawn or dusk to capture the variable light at the start and end of the day. Côté is represented by LindaLando Fine Art in Vancouver, West End Gallery, Edmonton and Victoria, Assiniboia Gallery in Regina and Kensington Fine Art Gallery in Calgary, 403-228-2111, where a show of his work is set for this spring. JS

CARL SCHLADEMAN The voluptuous flowers that Carl Schlademan has been capturing on canvas recently don’t come from anywhere near his Regina studio. Instead, he travels regularly to the northern California city of San Jose to paint his large-scale floating florals – magnolias, water lilies and lotus

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Carl Schlademan: blossoms. The paper-whiteness of each flower Forever, 2003, acrylic on is set off by jade greenery and still water, in canvas, 20" x 30" sharp contrast to Schlademan’s other bestknown series, his clusters of autumn-coloured pears. Preferring to work in acrylics, his portfolio is also stocked with landscapes, many of them showing the sweep of the southern Saskatchewan prairie, or the crisp edges of city scenes set off in the foreground by suggestions of trees. The artist will also debut work soon that he completed during a retreat with five other artists at the Columbia Icefields. Schlademan’s work is widely collected, and can be found in the West at galleries including Pacif’ic Gallery in Saskatoon, Regina’s Assiniboia Gallery, Canada House Gallery in Banff, Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna and Rendez-vous Gallery in Vancouver. See his work March 27 to April 4 at Gainsborough Galleries in Calgary, 403-262-3715. JS

MARTIN BENNETT Though he was born in England in 1970, Martin Bennett grew up in Medicine Hat, Alberta, before going on to the painting program at the

Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary. From there, his work was immediately recognized, and he secured the almost-unheard-of distinction of landing two solo shows at TrépanierBaer gallery the year after he graduated. During the past few years, Bennett has been perfecting a technique in urban landscape that combines photography, photocopying and painting. The series, called Static Image Paintings, involves layered images of metropolitan parks that have been Martin Bennett: Static captured on film, then pressed flat and Image Painting / 2nd overlaid on canvas with monochromatic Variation / Blue / Finley touches of colour. The pieces look like Bridge, 2002, 36" x 30" enlarged black and white photocopies, but their depth and perspective is deceiving. For the past six years Bennett has been travelling and living in Europe, and now divides his time between Toronto and London, England, but he’s still represented in Calgary by TrépanierBaer, 403-244-2066. See his work there in a show running January 22 to February 14. JS

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From the Cowichan Lake Series, monoprint with chine colle, 14" x 10"

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The figurative paintings of Edmonton artist Doug Jamha are ultimately about contrasts. Chiaroscuro, stark black lines and strong value opposition punctuate his portraits of women, creating a heightened visual tension that nods to an emotional tension between the female subject and the viewer’s male gaze. Jamha describes his work as, “painting the relationship between me (the artist) and the model.’’ He states that art is born from obsession, and his obsession is the relationship between men and women. Jamha speaks of being deeply moved by how men and women deal with the constant struggle inherent in life, sexuality and death. Tactile elegance, veiled monochrome Doug Jamha: JG#1, washes of ochre, umber and greyed hues and a 2003, acrylic and vigorous charcoal line characterize these acrylic charcoal on board, paintings on masonite board. The artist began 32" x 48" his career as a professional musician and then trained as a visual artist at the University of Alberta, initially working in abstraction. Jamha’s work can be seen at the Kensington Fine Art Gallery in Calgary, as well as at the Front Gallery in Edmonton, 780-488-2952, where his show, titled More Doug Jamha, opens March 13. LB

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xisting in nature between overlapping leaves and in the domestic realm as tiny tears in curtains, pinhole images are projected all around us like scarcely attended picture shows of pure, unfiltered light. Captured inside Dianne Bos’ homemade camera, the twodimensional cinematic element is compressed into an equally twodimensional still image. Yet the long exposure of slow photography enables her to restore a sense of the third dimension by documenting the passage of time. Likewise, one work in her Son et Lumière series combines the blurred image of a spinning carousel in Carcassonne, France, with a soundtrack recorded by Bos during the exposure of the photograph. Combining the soundtrack and the image in the gallery installation reinvests the work with a threedimensional quality. The intriguing and unsophisticated pinhole camera consists of two interfacing black boxes with a tiny hole drilled through a zinc plate mounted on one side of the camera. Exposing the pinhole to light projects a negative image inside the camera on a piece of sheet film or photographic paper. Because the pinhole is a fraction of a millimeter in diameter, the length of the exposure can be several minutes long. Lacking a viewfinder, it is impossible to absolutely control the depth of field or compose the image, but as Bos relates,“It’s like Zen and the Art of Pinhole Photography – the camera almost becomes a part of me; it’s like an extension of my body.” In the tradition of the 19th century Paris photographer Eugene Atget, she introduces the accidental to pinhole photography by relinquishing total control of both musical (sound) and photographic composition. Her most recent body of work titled Galaxies and Other Bright Matters exploits the vast galaxies and constellations of the night sky as the most natural and sublime patterns of light. After labouriously tracing the galactic patterns onto a mural-sized sheet of zinc and drilling the tiny holes, the hundreds of pinholes are exposed to light sources as contextually disparate as a candle, a television, and the moon. By manipulating the size of the pinholes in the huge camera, Bos creates a realistic portrayal of the varying brightness of stars. The dialectical relationship between light and time forms a crucial component of Bos’ pinhole work. Light only exists with the passage of time – time elapsed during the spinning of the carousel and time implicit in the galaxies. Bos’ work is on exhibit at the Truck Gallery in Calgary January 9 to February 7, and at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff October 15 through February 2005.



Pinhole cameras used by Dianne Bos

Dianne Bos: NGC4565 Galaxy by 100w bulb, 2001, b/w silver print, 40" x 50"

THE SECRET LIFE OF VARNISH The reason paintings are varnished is threefold: first, to impart a uniform surface to the work; second, to provide a protective covering for the work and last, to heighten the colour, making it richer. Varnish is made when resin from a tree is rendered in turpentine to a liquid state…. It is the nature of oil to dull out. A coat of varnish immediately restores the snap, but results in a shiny surface. Achieve a matte effect by spraying varnish at 10-15 lbs. pressure. Put the spray gun on a slight upward incline so that the varnish arcs onto the canvas, half-setting in the air. BEWARE THE IMPOSTERS There is a good chance that what your local art store is selling as varnish isn’t. It is most likely N-butyl methyl methracalate cut with a solvent to the correct consistency with some colour thrown in. Real varnish is still available but difficult to find. Spar, coach or marine varnish are the names that I look for when I am after the real thing. The artist is an adventurer and any new artistic material is an occasion to begin another voyage of discovery. It is important to remember than an artist is a professional. As such, there is a code of ethics which must govern the production of your work. Check the product carefully. Use it professionally only when you can be sure that the product that ends up with the collector will be of a lasting nature. SUPPORTS For the most part, artists are sensual beings. There is an intimate, interactive relationship between brush and stretched canvas surface that is very satisfying when “right.” For the most part, the (oil painter) will be using an acrylate preparation such as commercial gesso or exterior latex to size the canvas. The canvas will appear taut when initially stretched… and will subsequently sag. My solution is to work on a painting wall, stretching the work after it is finished. My painting wall is composed of five 3⁄4" x 4' x 8' sheets of poplar plywood, and is angled out slightly from the wall. ANATOMY OF THE BRUSH Let’s take a look at the basic anatomy of a brush. It has hair… and a metal part called the ferrule that holds the hair on the end of a stick… only half the hair is visible. The other half is inside the ferrule, performing the function of loading the “spring” in the brush. One should always consider the entire arm as part of the brush. If you use the brush in this way, you will have incredible reach and control. Using the whole arm as part of the brush is also a good way to load the brush with energy. Never cramp the movement of your brush by gripping it close to the ferrule unless you are working with watercolour. Your painting will thank you. BRUSH CARE Cleaning the brushes I’ve used is a daily ritual for me and the last thing I do before putting the studio to bed for the day. The most basic rule of the game is to be sure that the tools you have are the best you can afford. The rule too often forgotten is that a cheap brush that is cared for with love will make a better painting than an expensive brush that hasn’t been cared for. Excerpts reprinted with permission from The Studio Handbook for Working Artists: A Survival Manual, 2002, by Ted Godwin.The book is available at Wallace Galleries in Calgary and selected bookstores. Order online at: Spring 2004 Galleries West 37


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Exhibitions Check current gallery exhibitions at Look under ART EXHIBITIONS on the home page. This free service is updated and maintained directly by the participating galleries. EMMEDIA encourages and supports independent video, audio and digital media production and provides access to broadcast quality video and audio production and post-production facilities. The gallery promotes exploration and expression of personal, artistic, social, formal or technical issues and ideas with active programming and both theoretical and technical workshops and scholarship programs. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. STRIDE GALLERY 1004 Macleod Tr SE Calgary, AB T2G 2M7 T. 403-262-8507 F. 403-269-5220 THE NEW GALLERY 516-D 9 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1L4 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 Calgary’s oldest artist-run centre is committed to providing a forum for a wide spectrum of critical discourse and multi-disciplinary practices within the contemporary visual arts. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. TRUCK 815 1 St SW, lower level Calgary, AB T2P 1N3 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737 A non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to promoting hybrid and emerging forms of contemporary art through the public presentation of work by regional, national and international artists. TRUCK contributes to the development and understanding of contemporary art within the Calgary community. Free admission. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries ARCTIC PASSION 103A-513 8 Ave W Calgary, AB T2P 1G3 T. 403-670-0316 F. 403-670-0317 Specializing in Canadian Government certified handmade Inuit Art, the gallery shows sculptures, prints and drawings direct from northern Canada. Also available from their website. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. ART IS VITAL GALLERY 110 8 Ave SW, 2nd Flr Calgary, AB T2P 1B3 T. 403-262-1358 F. 403-262-3623 A progressive fine art gallery presenting Canadian painting, drawing, and sculpture embodying a high level of skill with a contemporary temper. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment.

ART MODE GALLERY 399 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2S 0A5 T. 403-508-1511 F. 403-508-1510 ARTNEST GALLERY Glenmore Landing, 1600 90 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2V 5A8 T. 403-258-0555 F. 403-258-1863 Promoting original artwork in different media by Canadian artists. Mon to Wed and Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat to 5:30 pm. ARTSPACE GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SE, Crossroads Market, 2nd level Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-269-4278 F. 403-291-0356 Calgary’s largest commercial art gallery, featuring contemporary Canadian artists and special exhibitions in an exceptional art complex facility. Tues to Thur 11 am 4 pm, Fri 11 am - 9 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. COLLECTOR’S GALLERY 829 - 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 0A1 T. 403-245-8300 F. 403-245-8300 Specializing in important Canadian art from the 19th to the 21st century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and the Group of Seven. The Collectors Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. COTTAGE CRAFT 6503 Elbow Dr SW Calgary, AB T2V 1J7 T. 403-252-3797 F. 403-252-6002 Works by well-known Native artists and Canadian gifts. Also carries one of Canada’s largest selections of Inuit sculpture. Custom framing. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat to 5 pm. THE CROFT 2105 - 4 St SW Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-1212 F. 403-214-1409 Showcases fine art and crafts by 150 regional artists and artisans. Works on exhibit include both decorative and functional pottery, glass, jewellery, turned wood, journals, wood sculpture and paintings. Mon to Wed and Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur, Fri to 8 pm, Sun to 5 pm. CUBE GALLERY 1520 - 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 0C8 T. 403-209-2823 DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 314 - 4 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0H7 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 Specializing in high quality fine art — small and large format works — in styles from super-realism to impressionism to semiabstract. Featuring the work of emerging and well-established artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. FOSBROOKE FINE ARTS Penny Lane Mall, 513 - 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1G3 T. 403-294-1362 F. 403-234-8080 Specializing in contemporary original fine art in a wide variety of styles and media from established and emerging Canadian artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. FUSION ART AND DESIGN INC 208-1235 26 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 1B7 T. 403-235-0250 F. 403-265-0194 GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 - 5 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 866-425-5373 Extensive collection of fine art in a variety of styles by artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Lyon, Cameron, Min Ma, Desrosiers, Wood, Hedrick, Crump, Anderson, Simard, Zarb, Morris and Brandel. Calgary’s largest collection of bronzes including works by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Danyluk and Taylor. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. GALLERY OF CANADIAN FOLK ART 2206A - 4 St SW Calgary, AB T2S 1W9 T. 403-229-1300 A surprising and unique gallery that exhibits and sells Canadian folk art: furniture, paintings, carvings, textiles, antiques and artifacts gathered from across the country. Presents “uncommon art of the common people.” Wed to Sun noon - 5 pm. GALLERY SAN CHUN 736 - 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2S 0B7 T. 403-228-1731 F. 403-228-1462 Traditional Asian works on paper and framed prints by some of the top Western Canadian print artists of the 20th century — Walter J. Phillips, Margaret Shelton, Takao Tanabe and Illingworth Kerr — along with contemporary local and Korean printmakers. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. HARRISON GALLERIES 709 A 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-229-4088 F. 403-920-0494 Representing the art of local, regional and internationally renowned artists, the gallery carries an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary artwork. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. Other location in Vancouver. HERITAGE GALLERIES 245-9737 Macleod Tr S Calgary, AB T2J 0P6 T. 403-255-6233 F. 403-255-6233 HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 1111 11 AVE SW Calgary, AB T2R 0G5

T. 403-710-3200 F. 403-663-1249 Gallery specializes in contemporary Canadian fine art. Featured artists include: Heather Aston, Jay Ashton, Tivadar Bote, Patrick Bulas, Sean Caulfield, Sharon Clarke, Steven Dixon, Nick Dobson, Marjan Eggermont, Jane Everett, Jude Griebel, Catherine Hamel, Helen Keyes, Harry Kiyooka, Blair Marsden, Celia Meade, Jeina Morosoff, Tamara Maggio, Maria Anna Parolin, Anetta Sidorowicz, William Steinberg, Akiko Taniguchi, Sherwin Tsang and Todd Towers. By appt or Tues to Fri 11 am - 3 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. IMAGE 54 GALLERY 709 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-265-5458 F. 403-265-8681 The only commercial art gallery in western Canada to specialize in contemporary fine art prints. Also presents emerging and midcareer Canadian painters and photographers. Offers custom framing and installation; consultation services on collection cataloguing, management and appraisals. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. KENSINGTON FINE ART GALLERY 817 - 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 0A1 T. 403-228-2111 F. 403-228-0640 In Calgary since 1968, Kensington Fine Art Gallery features original 21st century Canadian art, including bronze and raku pieces, presented in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, in the heart of the popular 17th Avenue shopping area. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MASTERS GALLERY 815c - 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 0A1 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 Celebrating 25 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MICAH GALLERY 110 8 Ave SW, Stephen Ave Walk Calgary, AB T2P 1B3 T. 403-245-1340 F. 403-245-1575 The gallery specializes in unique First Nations art and jewellery from across North America. Featured artists include Ernie Scoles, Cree painter; Nancy Dawson, West Coast jeweller; Nokomis, local painter; as well as a large selection of Navajo sandpaintings, Inuit soapstones and traditional and contemporary turquoise jewellery. Mon to Wed 10 am - 6 pm, Thur - Fri 10 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm. Seasonal hours may be in effect, please call. MIXED EMOTIONS ART GALLERY 850 16 Ave SW Lower Level Calgary, AB T2R 0S9 T. 403-244-8123 F. 403-229-9687 Calgary’s most eclectic art gallery. Featuring artists from around the world. Mixed Emotions Art Gallery showcases contemporary painting, medieval armour, vintage motorcycles and bronze sculptures. (Watch for the opening of their new location at 514 11 Ave SW in early 2004.) Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. MYKEN WOODS FINE ART 1235 26 Ave SE 2nd lvl Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-606-8414 Myken Woods Fine Art has recently acquired the following artists and their work: Helena Hadala, George Koller, Chu Hon Sun, and Craig MacKenzie. The



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NEWZONES GALLERY 730 - 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 Representing leading names in contemporary art: Joe Andoe, Michael Batty, Ross Bleckner, Jack Bush, Cathy Daley, Tom Dean, Suzan Dionne, Greg Edmonson, Evelyne Brader-Frank, John Hall, Brad Harms, Christopher Kier, Ben Macleod, Don Maynard, Donald Sultan, William Perehudoff, Colleen Philippi, Don Pollack, David Robinson, Pat Service, Kevin Sonmor, Michael Walker, Barry Weiss, Jeroen Witvliet, et al. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. PAUL KUHN FINE ARTS 722 - 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. PHOTOSPACE GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-289-5434

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ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 311 6 Ave SW - Plus 15 Level Calgary, AB T2P 3H2 T. 403-290-1612 F. 403-290-1942 Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, scrimshaw on moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in corporate collections and gifts, the gallery offers consultation for special commissions, packaging and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. Also in Edmonton. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm. STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY 2nd level, Bow Valley Square III 251, 255 - 5 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 3G6 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981 Specializing in fine art orginals by distinguished Canadian artists of national and international acclaim for over 20 years. Offers an excellent selection of outstanding paintings and sculptures in landscapes, florals, still life, and figurative in contemporary and traditional styles. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. TACTILE TEXTILE GALLERY 205-1235 26 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-663-0550 THE PETERS GALLERY 100-550 6 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0S5 T. 403-269-3475 F. 403-262-2047 Established in 1993, this eclectic gallery represents important traditional and contemporary Canadian artists featuring quality original works of art... paintings, sculpture, glass and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and the seasoned collector to make informed choices for

their personal or corporate collections. Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. 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 well-known 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. VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 222 Riverfront Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0A5 T. 403-263-4346 F. 403-262-9644 Dealer since 1980 in major works by established Canadian contemporary artists. Recently joined by R.J. Sinden as art consultant and artbook dealer. Solo and group exhibitions change monthly. Diverse inventory of original paintings, sculpture, hand-dyed silk, works on paper, and ceramics. Works by David Alexander, Maxwell Bates, Terry Fenton, Les Graff, Douglas Haynes, Luke Lindoe estate, Leslie Poole and other important Canadian artists. Wed to Fri noon - 6 pm, Sat - 5 pm, Sun 4 pm. WALLACE GALLERIES 500 - 5 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 Specializes in Canadian contemporary original art. Features some of Canada’s leading artists including Ted Godwin, Kenneth Lochhead, Vivian Thierfelder, Alain Attar, LesThomas, Brian Atyeo and Jeff de Boer. 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 Since 1980, Webster Galleries Inc. has been a leading specialist in stone sculpture and offers a large collection of Inuit sculpture, oils, watercolours, bronzes, pencil works, ceramics and hand-pulled prints within 10,000 square feet of gallery space. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 1 pm - 4 pm.

Cooperative Galleries BRIC GALLERY 227 35 Ave NE Calgary, AB T2E 2K5 T. 403-520-0707 CENTENNIAL GALLERY 133- 125 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0P6 T. 403-266-6783 A unique, artist-run gallery offering excellent quality representational, impressionistic and abstract art work since 1975 - paintings in all media, hand-pulled prints, wall hangings, and functional and decorative pottery and hand-blown glass, all by local artists who work at the gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Thurs till 8 pm (also Mon from May to Oct). East end of the Calgary Tower complex, opposite Glenbow Museum. POINT OF ART 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






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Ramsay, the gallery is home to over 30 artists and members of the Point Studio Society. Exhibitions change every three weeks, with more artwork inside and outside studios. Artwork ranges from painting to sculpture; photography to textiles. Turn E from 8 St onto 11 Ave SE and follow low, gravel road. Thurs & Fri 1 pm - 4 pm, Sat 11 am to 4 pm, or by appointment. Major cards accepted. Public Galleries ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE GALLERY 1221 2 St SW Calgary, AB T2R 0W5 T. 403-245-5662 F. 403-244-3911 Located in the heritage Memorial Park Building, the Alliance Française of Calgary offers a wide range of exhibitions in its new gallery. It promotes the visual arts and their multicultural aspects as an important expression of French civilization and also facilitates cultural activities offered in conjunction with French language classes. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 5:30 pm; Sat 9:30 am - 1 pm. 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 - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. To 10 pm every first Thursday of the month. DEVO ART GALLERY 317 7 Ave SW, 4th Flr TD Square Calgary, AB T. 403-268-1388

GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 The colourful history of Canada’s West comes alive at Western Canada’s largest museum. Discover the diverse people, stories and events that shaped this region. Glimpse the world beyond Western Canada through special exhibitions and our own eclectic, international collections. Glenbow Museum and Shop open Mon to Sat 9 am 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Adult $11; Sen $8.50; Stu $7; under 6 free; family $35.

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

ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682

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 fee: Adults - $2.00; Senior/Students - $1.00; Family - $5.00; Members of the Triangle Gallery - Free. Annual Membership - $25.00. Free admission on Thursdays. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.

LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8 By Millarville, 16 km south of Calgary off Hwy 22 west Calgary, Alberta T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 MARION NICOLL GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7625 F. 403-289-6682 MUSEUM OF THE REGIMENTS GALLERIES 4520 Crowchild Tr SW Calgary, AB T3E 1T8 T. 403-240-9723 F. 403-686-1280

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CAMROSE, AB Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 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, all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appointment call Audrey at 1-888672-8401.

CANMORE, AB Commercial Galleries ELEVATION 1309 204-709 Main St Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 Housing the works of more than 20 visual artists, Elevation 1309 Gallery exhibits a constantly changing array of painting, jewellery, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, ceramic and glass. Artists range from emerging to established, all working with some elements of contemporary style. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. (Closed Mon in shoulder seasons.) THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 Established in 1980, the gallery features original paintings, both abstract and representational, primarily by local artists, along Spring 2004 Galleries West 41

S O U R C E S with fine jewellery and other works in a variety of media including glass, clay and metal. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. (Closed Mon in shoulder seasons.) THE CORNER GALLERY 705 Main St, Box 8110 Canmore, AB T1W 2T8 T. 403-678-6090 Toll Free: 1 800 649-7948 Original works by Canadian artists - Elaine Fleming, Mike Svob, Tinyan, Min Ma and Vilem Zach. Paintings, pottery, bronze, soapstone, jade, photography and raku. Custom framing. Daily 11 am - 6 pm. Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 COCHRANE, AB Commercial Galleries FERNTREE GALLERY & FRAMING Box 366 2-505 1 St W Cochrane, AB T4C 1A6 T. 403-932-7335 F. 403-932-4711 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 Original bronze works both finished and in progress at Canada’s largest sculpture foundry. Free tours of the lost-wax methods of bronze casting. Also paintings, western prints, Pioneer Women’s Museum, artifacts and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, evenings by appointment and call (403) 932-2611 for weekend hours. In Cochrane, 30 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A. WESTLANDS ART GALLERY 118 - 2 Ave W Cochrane, AB T4C 1B2 T. 403-932-3030 F. 403-932-7810 Canadian First Nations rare and original works, Inuit and aboriginal soapstone sculpture, plus Alberta landscape photographs, raku and functional pottery, metal work and coppersmithing and stained glass from local artisans. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. In Cochrane, 30 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A. DIDSBURY, AB Commercial Gallery GILDED GALLERY 104-2034 19 Ave (Box 2004) Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 T. 403-335-8735 F. 403-335-8736 Specializing in original works by emerging artists of central Alberta, the gallery also offers limited edition prints, giclées and custom framing, and portrait commissions by Sharon Dunbar. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. EDMONTON, AB Artist-run Galleries LATITUDE 53 10248 106 St Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5 T. 780-423-5353 F. 780-424-9117 SNAP GALLERY 10137 104 St Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117 42 Galleries West Spring 2004 Established in 1982 as an independent, cooperatively-run fine art printshop, the SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Printartists) mandate is to promote, facilitate and communicate print and print-related contemporary production. A complete print shop and related equipment are available to members. Ten exhibitions are scheduled each year. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries AGNES BUGERA GALLERY 12310 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-482-2854 F. 780-482-2591 In the art gallery business since 1975, Agnes Bugera is pleased to continue representing an excellent group of established and emerging Canadian artists. Spring and Fall solo exhibitions offer a rich variety of quality fine art including landscape, still life, figurative and abstract paintings as well as sculpture. 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. Visiting artists and art demonstrations on the first Thursday evening each month. Home and corporate consulting. Certified picture framer. Art rental program. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 9 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 Specializes in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morriseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Joane Cardinal Schubert, Jane Ash Poitras and David Morriseau. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon 11 am - 5 pm, Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave Edmonton, AB T. 780-439-8210 F. 780-435-0429 This gallery and studio, in the Mill Creek area of Old Strathcona, features the work of Edmonton artist, Christl Bergstrom. “SOLD OUT! - Paintings to Match Your Walls and Furniture”. Christl is presenting two new series: “The Dead Dog Dogma Series Colour Studies”, and “A View to Understanding - Portraits of Relationships”, both opening in January 2004 and extending through the winter. Mon to Fri 11 am 5 pm. 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 momen-

tum 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. ELECTRUM DESIGN STUDIO & GALLERY 12419 Stony Plain Rd Edmonton, AB T5N 3N3 T. 780-482-1402 F. 780-482-1347 EVERGREEN GALLERY 2-20 McLeod Ave Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3Y1 T. 780-962-6222 F. 780-962-6247 Established in 1995, the gallery presents origional artwork by western Canadian artists such as Mel and Fran Heath, Karen Findlay, and Frances Alty-Arscott and pottery by Noboru Kubo, bronze sculpture by Roy Leadbeater, soapstone carvings by Roy Hinz and glass art by Martha Henry and Jeff Holmwood. Recently selected a “2003 Top 100 Art And Framing Retailer” by Decor Home magazine. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 8 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. FRINGE GALLERY 10516 Whyte Ave - lower Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4 T. 780-432-0240 F. 780-439-5447 FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K6 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-488-2952 Located in Edmonton’s gallery walk district. Since opening in 1979 the gallery has specialized in exhibiting fine art and craft by Alberta artists, with exhibitions changing every three weeks. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. GALLERY DE JONGE 27022A Highway 16A Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3M1 T. 780-962-9505 Established in 1995 in a country setting just 15 minutes west of Edmonton, the gallery represents original fine art by western Canadian artists such as Mary Masters, Beth Coulas and Earl Cummins. Also featured is pottery, raku work, porcelain and other one of a kind gift items for functional as well as decorative uses. Follow Stony Plain Road west 15 km past 170 Street. Mon to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. GIORDANO GALLERY Empire Building, 10080 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5J 1V9 T. 780-429-5066 Located in the historic Empire Building, the gallery has been on the art scene since 1992 featuring well-established Canadian artists such as Barbara Ballachey, Anne Billy, David Bolduc, Sylvie Bouchard, James Clare, Tony Calzetta, Alex Cameron, Adele Duck, Scott Gregory, Debra Lalonde, Mark Lang, D. Helen Mackie, Ruby J. Mah, Phill Mann, Marcia Perkins, Lupe Rodriques, Garth Rankin and Akiko Taniguchi. Wed and Sat noon - 4 pm or by appointment. LANDO GALLERY 11130 105 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 F. 780-990-1153 Edmonton’s newest commercial art gallery in the centre of Edmonton was established as Lando Fine Art in 1990 by private art dealer Brent Luebke. It will continue 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.

MURUNGO GALLERY 12505 102 Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4 T. 780-433-5504 Toll Free: 1 866 717-9485 A major piece by internationally-recognized Shona sculptor Lazarus Tandi is at the centre of a variety of stone sculptures from Zimbabwe. This import gallery prides itself on purchasing each piece directly from the artist. A selection of generally smaller specialty objects complements the sculpture. Tue to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur, Fri till 9 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY 2113 West Edmonton Mall, 8770 170 St Edmonton, AB T5T 3J7 T. 780-444-1995 F. 780-481-0530 Canada’s leading retailer of Inuit and Dene art from the Arctic. Specializing in soapstone carvings, tapestries, original prints, jewellery, beaded slippers and glassworks. Located on the Upper Level, Phase 1, West Edmonton Mall. Mon to Fri 10 am - 9 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 10130 103 St, Mezz Level Edmonton, AB T5J 3N9 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, scrimshaw on moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in corporate collections and gifts, the gallery offers consultation for special commissions, packaging and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. Also in Calgary. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 Established in 1986, the Scott Gallery features Canadian contemporary art representing over thirty established and emerging Canadian artists. Exhibits include paintings, works on paper including hand pulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am -5 pm. SNOWBIRD GALLERY Europa Mall, 8882 170 St Edmonton, AB T5T 5X1 T. 780-444-1024 F. 780-444-1414 VANDERLEELIE GALLERY 10183 112 St Edmonton, AB T5K 1M1 T. 780-452-0286 F. 780-451-1615 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. 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



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main gallery each year. The Discovery Gallery features new work by ACC members. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine craft — pottery, blown glass, jewellery, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more — all hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS D’ALBERTA 20-8527 91 St Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 EDMONTON ART GALLERY 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 Founded in 1924, The Edmonton Art Gallery is the only museum in Alberta devoted strictly to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. In conjunction with a full and varied exhibition schedule, the Gallery provides lectures, talks and seminars on art and artrelated issues. Tues, Wed, Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thurs 10:30 am - 8 pm, Sat, Sun 11 am - 5 pm, closed holidays. FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 b/index.html HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523

6 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. MULTICULTURAL PUBLIC ART GALLERY 5411 51 St, PO Box 2188 Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7 T. 780-963-2777 F. 780-963-0233 PROFILES PUBLIC ART GALLERY, ARTS & HERITAGE FOUNDATION 19 Perron St St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9349 Located in the historic Banque d'Hochelaga in St. Albert, the gallery features contemporary art, usually by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sulpture, video, quilts, glass and ceramics at both the provincial and national level. Monthly exhibitions, adult lectures and workshops “Looking at Art”, school tours, art rental and sales plus a gallery gift shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm. PROVINCIAL MUSEUM OF ALBERTA 12845 102 Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 THE WORKS GALLERY AT COMMERCE PLACE 10150 Jasper Ave, Main Floor, Commerce Place Edmonton, AB T5J 1W4 T. 780-426-2122 F. 780-426-4673 VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr Edmonton, AB T5N 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 866-421-1731 Visual Arts Alberta Association is a nonprofit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm.

To advertise your gallery in Sources, please call 403-234-7097 (from Calgary) or toll free 866-697-2002 (elsewhere in Canada) or email FORT MCMURRAY, AB Commercial Gallery ARTWORKS GALLERY 9917 Biggs Ave Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1S2 T. 780-743-2887 F. 780-743-2330 Showcases paintings, bronze sculptures, glass, photography, jewellery, funky furniture, and other multimedia works. Also features Northern arts such as soapstone and wood carvings, caribou hair tuftings and birchbark bitings. Changing group exhibitions feature new works by gallery artists, including paintings by Alex Janvier, Frederick R. McDonald and Carol Breen, sculptures by Brian Clark, and various works by other western Canadian artists. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 6 pm, Fri till 8 pm, or by appointment.

Public Gallery KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979 GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB Public Gallery PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 10209 99 St Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2H3 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 Located in the restored Central Park School building, a Provincial Historical Resource, the gallery celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2000 as the only major public art gallery in north-western Alberta. Maintains a rigorous exhibition schedule and is a regular contributor to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. Closed statutory holidays. HIGH RIVER, AB Commercial Gallery ART AND SOUL GALLERY 509 1 St SW, PO Box 5005 High River, AB T1V 1M3 T. 403-601-3713 Annie Froese’s working studio/gallery presents paintings in a variety of media, ceramic arts, glass, weaving, furniture and jewellery. In addition to Annie’s own pieces, many of the original works shown are by teachers and mentors or simply the work of artists she has admired. Located about 1/2 hour south of Calgary. Wed to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. Spring 2004 Galleries West 43


AGNES BUGERA GALLERY Dealers in Fine Canadian Art works by Mandy Boursicot “Black Tea”, oil on canvas 12" x 43"

12310 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB Tel: (780) 482-2854

northern images gallery #2113 West Edmonton Mall • Specializing in Aboriginal Art • Finest selection of Inuit and Dene sculpture • Original graphics, prints and glassworks • Corporate gifts Dancing Bear Johnnlee Pudlat, Cape Dorset

T. (780) 444-1995 F. (780) 481-0530 Winnipeg • Churchill • Inuvik • Yellowknife ORIGINAL WORKS BY LOCAL ARTISTS

Art Beat Gallery

JASPER, AB Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY AT JASPER PARK LODGE Beauvert Promenade, Box 1651 Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Toll Free: 1 888 310-9726 Sophisticated contemporary art - abstract impressionism to magic realism. Museum quality sculpture, stone, clay and bronze. The gallery continues to feature the paintings of Canadian icon Doris McCarthy, as well as 20 leading western Canadian painters. New works can be viewed on web site. Daily 8 am - 10 pm. Second location recently opened at Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler, British Columbia LACOMBE, AB 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. Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. Winter Hours: Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.

26 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 1E9 T. 780-459-3679, F. 780-459-3677 • 5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401

Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists: Beaver, Brager, Cheng, Connor, Cote, deJager, Forester, Hogger, Jacobs, Johnson, Mack, Mitts, Peters, Pfannmuller, Roszewski, Richter, Thiessen, Tweedy. "Light in the Trees" Diana Rae Zasadny, Acrylic on Canvas, 22" x 22"

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FRAMING AND ART CENTRE 579 3 ST SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H2 T. 403-527-2600 F. 403-529-9109 Public Galleries CULTURE CENTRE GALLERY 299 College Dr SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6 T. 403-529-3806 F. 403-504-3554 MEDICINE HAT MUSEUM & ART GALLERY 1302 Bomford Cres SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5E6 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 A wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are frequently accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Admission is free. Located adjacent to TransCanada Highway (south side), exit at the Husky Station. Mon to Fri 9 am 5 pm. Sat, Sun and holidays 1 pm - 5 pm. RED DEER, AB Public Gallery

COULEE RIDGE ART GALLERY Lethbridge Centre Mall, 217-200 4 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C9 T. 403-380-2210 F. 403-380-2219

RED DEER & DISTRICT MUSEUM 4525 47a Ave Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 The museum has three galleries where the works of local, national and international artists are featured. Exhibits change every six to eight weeks. The permanent gallery reflects Red Deer’s history, with special emphasis on First Nations Peoples, immigrant settlers, rural life and the birth of a city. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm (Wed, Thur till 9 pm), Sat, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.

JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341

BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118

“April Flood / Cygnus Rising” Brian Hohner, pastel

MEDICINE HAT, AB Commercial Gallery

LETHBRIDGE, AB Commercial Galleries

Public Galleries

“April Flood / Swans” Brian Hohner, pastel

UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE HELEN CHRISTOU GALLERY LINC Level 9, 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 T. 403-329-2666

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. TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 1 866 380-2787 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

WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK, AB Commercial Galleries GUST GALLERY 112A Waterton Ave Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535 WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 85, 305 Windflower Ave Waterton Lakes National Park, AB TOK 2MO T. 403-859-2274

WILDWOOD, AB Commercial Gallerys WILDWOOD GALLERY AND STUDIO Box 623, 5410 50 St Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0 T. 780-325-3904 F. 780-325-3907 This new 3600 sq ft facility, backing onto pristine old growth forest features original work by area artisans in contemporary and traditional art, fine crafts, design furniture and workshops. Contemporary works include wood and metal relief, clay sculpture and hand-embossed prints. Commissions welcome. Located 110 km West of Edmonton on Hwy 16 in Wildwood. Wed to Sun noon - 6 pm or by appt.

BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES BELLA COOLA, BC Commercial Gallery PETROGLYPH GALLERY Box 433 Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0 T. 250-799-5673 F. 250-799-5675 INVERMERE, BC Commercial Gallery THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565 After more than 12 years in the art gallery business in Alberta, Connie ArtymBradatsch has fulfilled a dream and with husband Grey has opened her own gallery. The gallery represents over 50 Canadian artists and features original Canadian works in all forms, with over 100 paintings in a constantly changing display, and many more in inventory. Wed to Mon 10 am - 5:30 pm. KAMLOOPS, BC Commercial Gallery HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 101-125 4th Ave Kamloops, BC V2L 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 Public Gallery KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-828-3543 F. 250-828-0662 KELOWNA, BC Artist-run Gallery ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PO Box 5090 Stn A 421 Cawston Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 8T9 T. 250-868-2298 F. 250-868-2896 Commercial Galleries HAMBLETON GALLERIES 781 Bernard Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 6P6 T. 250-860-2498 F. 250-868-4841 Since its establishment in 1964, the Hambleton has provided an extrodinary showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works presently grace many national and international private and corporate collections. In its heritage setting, owners Stewart and Tracy Turcotte have added ceramics, wood carvings and bronze sculpture to complement the paintings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. THE ART ARK 135-1295 Cannery Lane Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-862-5080 F. 250-862-5049 A spacious contemporary art gallery featuring paintings, sculpture, mixed media, artist prints, photography and fine crafts. The gallery showcases the diversity and skill of accomplished and established artists and provides a venue for introduc-

ing exceptional emerging ones. It is comprised of six exhibition spaces with shows changing monthly. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. 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 bentwood style boxes and a few Cree and Ojibway artists’ works from eastern Canada. Also stone carvings, jewellery, original paintings and limited edition prints both contemporary and traditional. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm (Summer only: extended Thur, Fri till 8 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm). Public Gallery KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3 T. 250-762-2226 F. 250-762-9875 Founded in 1976, the gallery serves the central Okanagan Valley with a variety of exhibitions and education programs for all ages. The new 15,000 square foot facility, opened in 1996, offers three gallery spaces. The Treadgold/ Bullock Gallery, The Reynolds Gallery and the Rotary Courtyard. Admission: members free, individual $4, senior $3, student $3, family $8, children under 12 free, Thur 3 pm - 9 pm by donation. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm Thur till 9 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. LADYSMITH, BC Commercial Gallery BARTON LEIER GALLERY 3140 Decourcey Road Ladysmith, BC V9G 1E2 T. 250-722-7140 PENTICTON, BC Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF THE SOUTH OKANAGAN 199 Front St Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 PRINCE GEORGE, BC 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 SALMON ARM, BC Commercial Gallery TEYJAH’S ART DEN 825 Lakeshore Dr SW Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4 T. 250-833-0907 F. 250-833-0907 SIDNEY, BC Commercial Galleries LAROCHE GALLERY 1B-9851 Seaport Place Sidney, BC T. 250-655-8278 Eclectic collection of fine art in all media and styles from established international artists and some emerging local artists. Most are members of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Focus is on west coast art with figurative art by David Goatley and

figurative and wildlife sculpture in stone. Affordable prices. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave, Landmark Bldg. Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 Toll Free: 1 877 787-1896 GREATER VANCOUVER, BC Artist-run Galleries

APPLETON GALLERIES 1451 Hornby St Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8 T. 604-685-1715 F. 604-685-1721 ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685

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

ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 1 800 663-0341 Representing dynamic contemporary Canadian and International artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles including original canvases, sculptures, monoprints and limited editions. Feature exhibitions change monthly. Conveniently located in the entertainment district on the edge of Yaletown. Deliver locally and ship worldwide. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196

ATELIER GALLERY 2421 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-732-3021

GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073

BALOGH & MITCHELL GALLERY 1 East Broadway Vancouver, BC V5T 1V4 T. 604-879-3543 The gallery is a showcase for Hungarian painter Edit Balogh but also exhibits works in a variety of media by local and internationally-recognized artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 206 Carrall Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 T. 604-689-2907 F. 604-689-2907

HELEN PITT GALLERY 882 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5 T. 604-681-6740 F. 604-688-2826 OR GALLERY 103-480 Smithe St Vancouver, BC V6B 5E4 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 AARON ROSS GALLERY 204-1540 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-876-6610 F. 604-876-1196 Paintings by major Canadian and American masters of the 19th & 20th century. Featuring fine contemporary artists. More than 22 years experience, purchasing and selling fine art, leasing, appraisals and collection management. The gallery creates custom art for casinos, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and the movie industry, utilizing giclée printing. Database of 120 artists. Mon to Sat 11 am - 8 pm. AION ART GALLERY 2315 Main St Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9 T. 604-879-9900 F. 604-879-9570 The gallery promotes local representations and ongoing exchanges with partner galleries in Germany and Brazil. It shows artists from Vancouver and across Canada, as well as from Europe, the USA and South America. The flexible space accommodates art exhibitions, artist talks and round table discussions, dance and music performances, poetry readings and book launches. Thur to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 BEL ART GALLERY 3053 Highland Blvd North Vancouver, BC V7R 2X4 T. 604-904-0907 F. 604-904-0907 Art dealers since 1990, Beatrice and Stefan Schreiber offer an excellent collection of orginals, limited edition prints and sculptures from fine local and internationallyacclaimed artists in the intimate atmosphere of their Edgemont Village Gallery. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat 10:30 am 4:30 pm. BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Dr West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 An eclectic gallery owned by Mary Southerst and Richard Buckland. Mary opened her first gallery in Vancouver in 1972 and since then has been managing galleries both in Spain and Vancouver. Their aim is to hang quality art without too high a price tag. The gallery represents 12 artists, many with international roots. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm, Sun noon to 5 pm. BUSCHLEN MOWATT GALLERY 1445 West Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6G 2T3 T. 604-682-1234 F. 604-682-6004 A leading gallery of contemporary Canadian and international art, opened in 1979, Buschlen Mowatt has earned a global reputation for showcasing some of the world’s most esteemed artists, for producing museum calibre exhibitions and for disSpring 2004 Galleries West 45

S O U R C E S tinguishing emerging talent. A second location opened in Palm Desert, Ca in 2001. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. CASA GALLERY 100-555 West Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6B 1Z6 T. 604-684-9874 F. 604-684-6481 The gallery is a sales and leasing source for corporations, small businesses, government offices, developers, designers, decorators and individual clients. Featuring original paintings, photographs, rare book prints, and limited edition works particularly by local and Canadian artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 2 pm or by appointment. CASCATA GALLERY 1536 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-730-9117 One of seven galleries located in the Waterfall Building near Granville Island, Cascata Gallery presents paintings, prints, collages, ceramics and glass art by several artists including Jeanne Krabbendam, John Liang, Jutta Kaiser, Marion Harding, Pnina Granirer, Yoo Hyling Gill, Kris Browesky and T.K. Chung. Wed to Sun noon - 5 pm or by appointment. CATRIONA JEFFRIES GALLERY 3149 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3K1 T. 604-736-1554 F. 604-736-1054 CENTRE A, VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 849 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W2 T. 604-683-8326 F. 604-683-8632 COASTAL PEOPLES FINE ARTS GALLERY 1024 Mainland St Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248 COVAN ART GALLERY 3778 W 10th Ave Vancouver, AB V6R 2G4 T. 604-225-0388 F. 604-225-0399 DIANE FARRIS GALLERY 1590 W 7th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-737-2629 F. 604-737-2675 DOCTOR VIGARI GALLERY 1312 Commercial Dr Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6 T. 604-255-9513 Featuring a variety of talented local, BC and Canadian artists’ works in contemporary furniture, sculpture, fine art and accessories. In the heart of bustling, funky Commercial Drive. Mon to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. DORIAN RAE COLLECTION 410 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5 T. 604-874-6100 DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY 2335 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293 To advertise your gallery in Sources, please call 403234-7097 (from Calgary) or toll free 866-697-2002 (elsewhere in Canada).

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DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1558 West 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading Contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the International playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as International. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt. ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2243 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611 ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 1540 W 2nd Ave, The Waterfall Building Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 Former Ballard Lederer 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 Sun 10 am - 6 pm and by appt. ENVISION GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 Located next to the MAG gallery, the Envision has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by such local artists as Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto and Ruth Lowe working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. 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). GALA GALLERY 1771 Marine Dr West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J5 T. 604-985-1059 GALLERY 83 83 E Pender St Vancouver, BC V6A 1S9 T. 604-605-3166 F. 604-683-0489 Specializing in contemporary fine art, the gallery features strong, yet accessible works by emerging Canadian artists, for clients with noteworthy collections as well as for beginning collectors. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.

HARRISON GALLERIES 2932 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-732-5217 F. 604-732-0911 Family owned and operated with over 35 years’ experience in the art community, representing the art of renowned regional and internationally recognized artists. They carry an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary paintings between their locations in Vancouver and Calgary. Mon to Sat 10 am -6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY 3060 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J8 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964 Moving to 2928 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 in Feb 2004.

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

LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 The unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse enourages browsing of their large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many wellknown 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.

HEFFEL GALLERY LTD 2247 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-6505 F. 604-732-4245 HILL’S NATIVE ART 165 Water St (Gastown) Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7 T. 604-685-4249 F. 604-637-0098 For more than 50 years, Hill’s family business has provided a glimpse into the spiritual expression and traditional myths of master artists of the Northwest Coast. From locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and Koksilah, they claim to be North America’s largest Native Art gallery representing more than 1200 artists. Open daily 9 am - 9 pm. HOWE STREET GALLERY OF FINE ART 555 Howe St Vancouver, BC V5C 2C2 T. 604-681-5777 F. 604-605-8577 Home for two distinct art forms: the “International Fine Art Collection” features paintings, bronzes & etchings by artists who evoke the timeless qualities of beauty in works spanning classical methods of creation and contemporary themes; a separate “Soul of Africa Collection” exhibits sculpture from leading Zimbabwean artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 6 pm. IMAGES FOR A CANADIAN HERITAGE 164 Water St Vancouver, BC V6B 1B2 T. 604-685-7046 F. 604-682-1910 Toll Free: 877-212-8900 INUIT GALLERY OF VANCOUVER 206 Cambie St Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9 T. 604-688-7323 Toll Free: 1 888 615-8399 Presenting Canada’s foremost collection of masterwork Inuit art and exceptional Northwest Coast Native art since 1979. A tradition of presenting important exhibitions of Canadian aboriginal art, featuring new works by senior artists and exploring the work of the talented next generation of artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

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

LINDALANDO FINE ART 2034 W 41 Ave Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y8 T. 604-266-6010 F. 604-266-6010 LindaLando Fine Art specializes in Canadian Historical paintings as well as representing many fine artists, both local and Canada wide. Quality historical works such as paintings by the Group of Seven, Canadian Group of Painters and many of Canada’s early impressionists can often be found there. Clients are invited to take their time looking at Canadian Art books and paintings and to enjoy the visual, cultural education offered. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. MAG 2675 W 4th Ave Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 This gallery of long-time collector, Monny Nahoum is located next door to the Envision Gallery. It features mixed media pieces by Alix Hirabayashi and the vibrant paintings of Roman Rozumnyj as well as works by a variety of other artists. Mon to Sat 11 am - 6 pm. MARILYN S. MYLREA STUDIO ART GALLERY 2341 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2450 F. 604-736-2458 MARION SCOTT GALLERY 481 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 2X6 T. 604-685-1934 F. 604-685-1890 MARSHALL CLARK GALLERIES 1625 56 St Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2B7 T. 604-943-6033 F. 604-943-8830

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MICHEL BLAIS GALLERY 900 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4 T. 604-688-4520 F. 604-688-4530 Toll Free: 1 800 404-2122

JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445

MONTE CLARK GALLERY 2339 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-730-5000 F. 604-730-5050

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ONEPOINTSIX GALLERY 878 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5 T. 604-684-0478 F. 604-684-0488 PETER OHLER FINE ART 2095 W 44 Ave Vancouver, BC V6M 2G1 T. 604-263-9051 Dealing pimarily in quality historical Canadian fine art for more than 40 years. PETLEY JONES GALLERY 2235 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-5353 F. 604-732-5669 Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture, and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. PHTHALO GALLERY 1068 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9 T. 604-689-2787 F. 604-684-8244 PORTFOLIO GALLERY 863 W Hastings St, Terminal City Club Tower Vancouver, BC V6C 3N9 T. 604-801-6928 F. 604-801-6860

RENDEZ-VOUS ART GALLERY 671 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 2E5 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466 This vibrant gallery in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown shopping and financial district represents more than 40 talented Canadian artists, some of whom are exclusive to Rendez-vous. Contemporary and traditional paintings and sculptures are displayed in an atmosphere conducive to viewing fine works of art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

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SPIRITS OF THE NORTH 2327 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-733-8516 F. 604-733-2282 STATE GALLERY Upper Floor, 1564 W 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-632-0198 F. 604-632-0151

ROMANOV GALLERY 1035 Mainland St Vancouver, BC V6B 5P9 T. 604-687-6968 F. 604-687-6286

THE ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427 Established in 1897, the Art Emporium features a vast selection of paintings by all members of the Group of Seven along with other major Canadian, French and American masters of the 20th century. New website coming in January. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

SIMON PATRICH GALLERIES 2329 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-733-2662 F. 604-733-2282

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

SOPEL FINE ART 327 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 1Z7 T. 604-689-8844

THE WATERFALL GALLERY 1540 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-742-0845

SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 8 Water St Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116

THIRD AVENUE GALLERY 1725 W 3rd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-738-3500 F. 604-738-0204

TIFFIN NEELY GALLERY 15567 Marine Dr White Rock, BC V4B 1C9 T. 604-536-9764 Promoting exceptional Canadian and international artists who create with passion and dedication. Exhibiting a unique perspective and a clear sense of signature in their work. Thur to Sun and holidays 11 am - 8 pm and by appointment. TRACEY LAWRENCE GALLERY 105_1529 W 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1 T. 604-730-2875 F. 604-730-2834 UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 800-730-8825 WESTBRIDGE FINE ART 1737 Fir St Vancouver, BC V6J 5J9 T. 604-736-1014 F. 604-734-4944 WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 1 877 974-4278 Offering an extraordinary selection of original paintings, serigraphs, etchings, ceramics, bronzes and stone sculpture by artists from across Canada since 1989. Custom Spring 2004 Galleries West 47



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framing service includes a large selection of Italian hand-finished mouldings. Personal attention. Home-like atmosphere. Tue - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. WINSOR GALLERY 667 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 2E5 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878 Specializing in South-East Asian and Canadian contemporary art by both emerging and established artists in a diverse and constantly evolving collection. The gallery was created followed repeated trips to South-East Asia, Vietnam in particular. Artists represented include: Vu Dinh Son, Peter Dittmar, David Bizzo, Veronika Plewman, Sang-guen Cho and Dianne Ostoich. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Cooperative Galleries MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1827 F. 604-688-1851 PEMBERTON STUDIOS 6-1583 Pemberton Ave North Vancouver, BC V7P 2S4 T. 604-454-1475 Public Galleries ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 ctr/index.html 48 Galleries West Spring 2004

BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 BELKIN SATELLITE 555 Hamilton St Vancouver, BC V6B 2R1 T. 604-687-3174 F. 604-822-6689 CHARLES H. SCOTT GALLERY 1399 Johnston St, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-844-3809 F. 604-844-3801 CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710 MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 PENDULUM GALLERY 885 W Georgia St Vancouver, BC T. 604-872-6991 F. 604-876-5374 PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 T. 604-986-1351 F. 604-986-5380 RICHMOND ART GALLERY 180-7700 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 T. 604-231-6457 F. 604-231-6423 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 9 am - 9:30 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. 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 located in a magnificent heritage building a focal point of downtown Vancouver. Presenting a full range of groundbreaking 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 valued at approximately $100 million. Tues to Sun & Hols 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur 10 am - 9 pm. VERNON, BC Public Gallery VERNON ART GALLERY 3228 31st Avenue Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096

Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. VICTORIA, BC Artist-run Gallery OPEN SPACE 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor Victoria, BC V8W 1E6 T. 250-383-8833 F. 250-383-8841 For over thirty years, Open Space has been a substantive entity for professional artists who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to art-making, as well as a touchstone for young and emerging artists. It reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across Canada and beyond. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries ALCHERINGA GALLERY 665 Fort St Victoria, BC V8W 1G6 T. 250-383-8224 F. 250-383-9399 For 30 years, the gallery has exhibited contemporary tribal art from Papua New Guinea and later, graphic works by Aboriginal Australian artists and premiumquality work by established and emerging First Nation’s artists of Canada’s Northwest Coast. In the South Pacific, the work of master carvers still living a village lifestyle is selected on-site by gallery staff. Mon to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 Especially noted for finding and establish-

S O U R C E S ing 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. CASWELL LAWRENCE FINE ART GALLERY 1014 Broad St Victoria, BC V8W 1Z9 T. 250-388-9500 F. 250-388-9511 This gallery in the heart of historic downtown Victoria specializes in original works by artists of the Pacific Northwest. Artists represented include Ted Harrison, Paul Paquette, Andrew Wooldridge, Graham Herbert, Nicholas Pearce, Madison Hart and more. The gallery also has a fine collection of ceramics, wood and stone sculpture and jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, also Sun 1 pm - 4 pm in summer. ‘CHOSIN POTTERY 4283 Metchosin Rd Victoria, BC V9C 3Z4 T. 250-474-2676 F. 250-474-2676 From their studio set in a beautiful, awardwinning 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 F. 250-383-1552 A long established gallery in Victoria’s Chinatown, specializing in etchings, both local and international, as well as watercolours, acrylics and oils. Original cards and reproductions. On-site, expert conservation framing is the focus of the gallery. Mounting, shadowboxes, needlework and more by knowledgeable, friendly staff. Mon to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. EURO ART GALLERY 805 Fort St Victoria, BC V8W 1H6 T. 250-381-8115 FRAN WILLIS GALLERY 200-1619 Store St Victoria, BC V8W 3K3 T. 250-381-3422 F. 250-381-7374 Victoria’s oldest and largest contemporary art gallery started in 1982 as the North Park Gallery. It was moved to its present heritage location in 1984, and re-named in 1988 when Fran Willis became the sole owner/director. They represent both emerging and established western Canadian artists of national and international stature. Solo shows change monthly, running concurrently with a continuing exhibit of artists exclusive to the gallery. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. GALLERY ON HERALD 545 Herald St Victoria, BC V8W 1S5 T. 250-480-7180 An intimate and courageous gallery located in the heart of Victoria's Design District.

The mandate is to exhibit works by artists who use traditional supports, surfaces and materials in an interesting and challenging manner. Most of the selected works are on the edge of formal artistic practices, placing them at the centre of contemporary art in Canada. Wed to Sat noon - 5 pm. HILL’S NATIVE ART 1008 Government Street Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 T. 250-385-3911 F. 250-385-5371 Toll Free: 866-685-5422 MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 STARFISH GLASSWORKS 630 Yates St Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-388-7827 F. 250-388-7828 STORE STREET GALLERY 101-1619 Store St Victoria, AB V8W 3K3 T. 250-480-7505 F. 250-480-7506 Kitty-corner from the Johnson Street bridge, the gallery offers a unique blend of original art, fine art reproductions and design-oriented home decor. Collectors of Pacific Northwest art will find original works by Arthur Vickers and Brian Scott. The gallery also features monthly exhibits showcasing talented, emerging Victoria artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5:30 pm. 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 Livesay, Dorothy McKay, Bill McKibben, Ernst Marza, Hal Moldstad, Ron Parker, Natasha Perks. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm. THE LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY 45 Bastion Square Victoria, BC V8W 1J1 T. 250-381-2781 Toll Free: 1 800 381-2981 WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 WINCHESTER GALLERIES 2260 Oak Bay Ave (also at 1010 Broad St) 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 a second downtown gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 T. 250-384-4101 F. 250-361-3995 Home to BC’s largest public art collection, including one of Canada’s leading Asian collections, the Gallery features exhibitions ranging from Asian, historical, Canadian and contemporary art and a permanent exhibition of paintings and writings by BC’s premiere artist, Emily Carr. Admission: Adults $6, Seniors/Students $4. Mon to Sun 10 am - 5 pm. MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY University of Victoria, Box 3025 Stn CSC Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-8298 F. 250-721-8997 WHISTLER, BC Commercial Galleries THE GALLERY AT CHATEAU WHISTLER Fairmont Chateau Whistler Whistler, BC T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 1 888 310-9726 Sophisticated contemporary art - abstract impressionism to magic realism. Museum quality sculpture, stone, clay and bronze. The gallery features the paintings of Canadian icon Doris McCarthy, as well as 20 leading western Canadian painters. New works can be viewed on web site. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. Second location at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 4050 Whistler Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113

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MANITOBA GALLERIES BRANDON, MB Public Gallery 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. WINNIPEG, MB 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 GALLERY 2nd Floor, Artspace, 100 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-942-8183 F. 204-942-1555 Formerly known as the Floating Gallery this artist-run centre is devoted exclusively to the exhibition and study of photo-based art. Founded in 1981 as the Winnipeg Photographers Group, the gallery continues to recognize the tradition of the medium while encouraging innovation and the reevaluation of contemporary photographic standards and practices. Wed to Sat noon 5 pm. URBAN SHAMAN 233 McDermot Winnipeg, MB R3B 2W8 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 A nonprofit, artist-run centre dedicated to independent video, audio and computer integrated multimedia production. Video Pool Media Arts Centre distributes the work of media artists, video artists, sound artists, and web-based artists, specializing in, but not exclusive to, those living in the Canadian prairie provinces. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. Commercial Galleries BAYAT INUIT GALLERY 163 Stafford St Winnipeg, MB R3M 2W9 T. 204-475-5873 F. 204-284-1481 Toll Free: 888-884-6948 BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 1740 Wellington Ave Winnipeg, MB R3H 0E8 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. Art restoration and cleaning service, custom conservation framing. Insured international shipping, fine art leasing and rentals, commissions available upon request. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Wed till 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. CRAFTSPACE 237 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S4 T. 204-487-6114 F. 204-487-6115 KEN SEGAL GALLERY 4-433 River Ave Winnipeg, MB R3L 2V1 T. 204-477-4527 F. 204-992-2594 Ken Segal Gallery shows acrylics and watercolors by Roger LaFreniere and works by Winnipeg contemporary artists Bruce Hilderbrand, Lisa Horne, Miriam Kalb, Richard Palanuk, Ewa Tarsia, Mabel Tinguely, Frans Visscher, Mark Webb, Keith Wood and others in regular, ongoing exhibitions. Custom framing available at the adjacent Posters Plus Framing Gallery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. LEONARD MARCOE STUDIO SHOWROOM 580-70 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1G7 T. 204-475-5895 Spring 2004 Galleries West 49

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LOCH GALLERY 306 St., 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 The home of the Manitoba Printmakers Association is a production space and gallery featuring limited edition graphics by artists from Manitoba and Canada. Mon to Fri 11 am - 4 pm. MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 This gallery in the heart of the historic Exchange District represents a select group of gifted professional artists including Joe Fafard, David Blackwood, Ken Danby and Robert Genn. They also specialize in historic 19th and 20th Century Canadian works of collectible interest. Regular exhibitions feature rare and important early Canadian art as well as shows spotlighting gallery artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. 50 Galleries West Spring 2004



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NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY WINNIPEG 393 Portage Ave, Portage Place, 2nd Floor Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 T. 204-942-5501 F. 204-942-5502 NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 220 Osborne St Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Z3 T. 204-478-7223 F. 204-475-7539 SHELLEY TADMAN GALLERY 408 Academy Road Winnipeg, MB R3N 0B9 T. 204-489-3965 F. 204-488-3925 SITE GALLERY 55 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H1 T. 204-942-1618 F. 204-943-7980 Six thousand square feet of outstanding contemporary art. In Gallery One, SITE features 32 Manitoba artists in 4 group exhibitions annually. Gallery Two offers 12 one-person shows each year, and the Small Works Gallery features fine craft items at modest prices. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. THE LION AND THE ROSE GALLERY 875 Corydon Ave Winnipeg, MB R3M 0W7 T. 204-452-5350 A gallery for artists, art appreciators and art buyers. Good manners, good art and good conversation are valued here. An everchanging selection of paintings, original prints, ceramics, sculpture, glass (hot and cold), textiles and jewellery are here for your enjoyment. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.


THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY 266 Edmonton St Winnipeg, MB R3C 1R9 T. 204-943-2734 F. 204-943-7726 Celebrating over 35 years in business, the gallery is proud to represent national and local artists. Specialty is Inuit art with a large selection including prints, drawings, wallhangings and sculpture from all areas of the Canadian Arctic. Also exhibits and sells contemporary and early 20th century Canadian art including Wanda Koop, Doris McCarthy and Aganetha Dyck. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.

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

WAH-SA GALLERY 302 Fort St Winnipeg, MB R3C 1E5 T. 204-942-5121 F. 204-888-3140

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

WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 WOODLANDS GALLERY Winnipeg Convention Centre, 2nd Floor, 375 York Ave Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3 T. 204-947-0700 Cooperative Galleries ADELAIDE MCDERMOT GALLERY 318 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3A 0A2 T. 204-987-3517 To advertise your gallery in Sources, please call 403234-7097 (from Calgary) or toll free 866-697-2002 (elsewhere in Canada).

GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134 GALLERY ONE ONE ONE Main Floor, Fitzgerald Building, School of Art, UofM Fort Garry Campus Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 F. 204-474-7605 LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 Provencher Boulevard


Mary Masters and Ches Anderson April 17 – May 8 (Preview April 16)

St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 LA MAISON DES ARTISTES 219 boul. Provencher St Boniface, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-8360 /site.html MAIN/ACCESS GALLERY 121-100 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-956-2089 F. 204-942-1555 MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675 gallery Art and ideas from Manitoba, across Canada and beyond - including, in the recent past, from Germany, Ethiopia, Sudan, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Uganda and Cuba. Unique programming in an impressive, two level space. Mon to Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. PIANO NOBILE GALLERY 555 Main St Winnipeg, MB T. 204-489-2850 PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 286 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663 ST NORBERT ARTS CENTRE 100 rue des Ruines du Monastere St Norbert, MB R3V 1L6 T. 204-269-0564 F. 204-261-1927 THE MANITOBA MUSEUM 190 Rupert Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 T. 204-956-2830 F. 204-942-3679

SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES ESTEVAN, SK Public Gallery “Riverside Snow Shadows” by Mary Masters watercolour, 13.75" x 9.5"

ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940

625D 1st Avenue North Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1X7 T. (306) 665-8300 F. (306) 664-4094

MOOSE JAW, SK Commercial Gallery YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1 T. 306-693-7600 F. 306-693-7602

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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

“Tranquility” by Ches Anderson watercolour, 9.5" x 6.5"

Doris McCarthy

266 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 1R9 • Phone (204) 943-2734 • Fax (204) 943-7726 PRINCE ALBERT, SK Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF PRINCE ALBERT 142 12 St W Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-953-4814 Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada

Winnipeg's oldest and largest gallery of Inuit art. Also showcasing contemporary art and early 20th century paintings, prints and drawings by leading and emerging Canadian artists.

REGINA, SK Artist-run Gallery NEUTRAL GROUND 203-1856 Scarth St Regina, SK S4P 2G3 T. 306-522-7166 F. 306-522-5075 Commercial Galleries

THE PAVILION GALLERY MUSEUM INC 55 Pavilion Cres Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 T. 204-888-5466 F. 204-889-8136 With a focus on the Manitoba artist, the Pavilion Gallery showcases the work of Ivan Eyre, Clarence Tillenius and Walter J. Philips. New temporary gallery highlights the artistic accomplishments of other Manitoba artists. Shows change every few weeks. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave 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, Wed til 9 pm.

ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2429 11 Ave Regina, SK S4P 0K4 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 Established in 1985 to promote the work of contemporary Saskatchewan artists. A particularly strong representation by women artists and regularly features emerging artists. Regular exhibitions in diverse media: oil and acrylic, watercolours, collages, drawings, original prints, fabric art and furniture. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. SUSAN WHITNEY GALLERY 2220 Lorne St Regina, SK S4P 2M7 T. 306-569-9279 F. 306-352-2453

FRANS VISSCHER Selected works on paper 4-433 River Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3L 2V1 Tel 204-477-4527 Ken Segal Gallery represents a growing number of local artists and rare contemporary poster art. Spring 2004 Galleries West 51

S O U R C E S TRADITIONS HANDCRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave Regina, SK S4S 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 Public Galleries 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. Open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur and Fri until 10 pm. ROSEMONT ART GALLERY 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. SASKATOON, SK Artist-run Galleries

TRIO BRONZE • Fine art casting by ceramic shell lost wax process • Bronze and aluminum • Mouldmaking, finishing, patination • Sculptor’s supplies #105 – 20081 Industrial Avenue Langley, BC V3A 4K6 T. 604-534-1490 F. 604-534-1492

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A.K.A. GALLERY 12 23 St E Saskatoon, SK S7K 0H5 T. 306-652-0044 F. 306-652-9924 PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 12 23 St E 2nd Flr Saskatoon, SK S7K 0H5 T. 306-244-8018 F. 306-665-6568 Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 Represents primarily Saskatoon and Saskatchewan artists who create abstract and representational art. Also maintains a small collection of Inuit sculpture and estate art by various artists. Individual and group exhibitions are held throughout the year. 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 Outstanding painted works by regionally and nationally acclaimed artists in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, watercolour, coloured pencil, felted wool and handpulled prints plus an extensive selection of handmade pottery and raku, blown and fused glass, jewellery, wrought iron furniture and handpainted art cards. Corner of Temperance, Lansdowne and 14 St E. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Public Galleries DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE University of Saskatchewan, 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8 T. 306-966-8384 KENDERDINE ART GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Dr - 2nd level Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-966-4571 F. 306-978-8340 MENDEL ART GALLERY 950 Spadina Cres E Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-975-7610 F. 306-975-7670 The gallery is charged with collecting, exhibiting, and maintaining works of art and the development of public understanding and appreciation of art. Exhibitions of contemporary and historical art by local, national and international artists include those organised by Mendel curators and curatorial consortium members, as well as major touring exhibitions from other Canadian galleries. Daily 9 am - 9 pm. Admission free. SWIFT CURRENT, SK Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT 411 Herbert St E Swift Current, SK S9H 1M5 T. 306-778-2736 F. 306-773-8769 Features exhibitions of regional, provincial and national works of art. Discovery Tours and activities for groups, special events, receptions, conferences, music, films, readings, studio workshops and courses. Mon to Thur 2 - 5 pm and 7 - 9 pm, Fri to Sun 1 - 5 pm, Closed Sun in Jul and Aug. YORKTON, SK Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667 For exhibition information, look under ART EXHIBITIONS on This free service is updated and maintained directly by the participating galleries. For more information on how to upload gallery information, send your request by email to


ARTISTS AND STUDIOS GEORGIA’S STUDIO GALLERY 303-1250 Comox St Vancouver, BC V6E 1K8 T. 604-669-3799 Georgia paints sumptuous floral works and portrait commissions. Her preferred media are acrylic on gallery-stretched canvas, and soft pastels. As a successful artist, former gallery and art school owner and artist representative she also consults in helping artists market themselves, new gallery owners establish their galleries, and art groups become more focused. Details on website, or call for appt.

GORDON GALENZA DESIGN STUDIO T. 403-270-4286 Contemporary work in wood. Gordon Galenza is an established artist, craftsman and designer of studio furniture, fine boxes, accessories and mixed media sculptural pieces. His work has been shown in Canada and the United States and resides in collections in both countries. Located in Calgary, Alberta. By appointment only.

KIM PENNER Box 69, Glenboro, MB R0X 0X0 T. 204-827-2717 F. 204-827-2718 Kim Penner finds continual inspiration for her beautiful acrylic paintings from all types of horses. From a portrait of a team of Belgians, to her Kentucky Quintet, inspired from the paddocks of a Kentucky Thoroughbred farm, Penner’s work offers a surprising diversity within her chosen genre. Originals, limited-edition prints and canvas transfers. Best of Show award at 2003 Calgary Stampede.

LOIS HANNAH 2418 316 St Langley, BC V2Z 1P4 T. 604-514-1237 Monumentality, quality of design, and life in the play of light on the surface are goals of her work — human and animal forms and their relationships are the vehicles with which she pursues them. As part owner of an art foundry, Trio Bronze Ltd, she participates in the whole process of producing a work of art. Represented by Jenkins-Showler in White Rock, BC; Sopel Fine Art, Vancouver; and Whistler Village Art Gallery, Whistler, BC. By appointment only.

PAUL VAN GINKEL 111-1117 1 St SW Calgary, Alberta T2R 0T9 T. 403-261-5061 F. 403-265-5061 Calgary artist, Paul Van Ginkel’s bold oil paintings are in private and corporate collections around the world. He specializes in “western” themes depicting horses and rural life. His work may be viewed on his web site.

ART AUCTIONS ART AUCTIONS 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 Provides quality fine art combined with personalized customer service and professional expertise. They hold a minimum of two 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.

GALLERY SOFTWARE ART ART GALLERY SOFTWARE GALLERYSOFT INC 10 Oak Ridge Drive Georgetown, ON L7G 5G6 T. 905-877-8713 F. 905-877-4811 Software specifically designed for art gallery management. With GallerySoft, information only needs to be entered once. Accounting, artist biographies, commission statements, contact lists, images, inventory reports, labels, transactions. With web link capabilities, you can update your website directly from GallerySoft! Free 30-day demo available at

ART PRESERVATION ART PRESERVATION CANADIAN CONSERVATION INSTITUTE 1030 Innes Rd Ottawa, ON K1A 0M5 T. 613-998-3721 F. 613-998-4721 “Preserving my Heritage” web site provides free information about how to care for works of art on paper, photographic material, sound recordings (including CD’s) and silver objects, among other topics. Includes online bookstore, information about appraisals, careers in art and artifact conservation, even an interactive game.

ARTIST RETREATS/WORKSHOPS ART RETREATS/WORKSHOPS EMMA LAKE KENDERDINE CAMPUS University of Saskatchewan, c/o Kate Hobin, Director, Room 133, Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8 T. 306-966-2463 F. 306-966-5567 Drenched in the history of Canadian art, the campus offers a unique setting for meetings, retreats, workshops or mini-conferences. Competent staff will assist in planning your event with customized programs. The Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus also delivers summer arts residencies and workshops for professionals and learners. Make your next summer vacation an educational event with a painting, drawing, photography, fibre art or sculpture workshop at this lakeside retreat in the boreal forest on the southeast edge of the Prince Albert National Park.

ART SCHOOL ART SCHOOL ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7678 F. 403-284-7644 Toll Free: 800-251-8290 Founded in 1926, the ACAD is one of only four degree-granting institutions in Canada dedicated exclusively to professional visual art and design education. ACAD provides accredited degreestandard education and learning opportunities to more than 1000 full time and 1130 continuing education students. The rigorous studio program produces innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and visually talented students. ACAD creates a learning environment rich in character and extensive in quantity, quality and professional capability for its student body of artistic thinkers.

ART SERVICES ART SERVICES AARON ROSS GALLERY 204-1540 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604 876-6610 F. 604 876-1196 Paintings by major Canadian and American masters of the 19th & 20th century. Featuring fine contemporary artists. More than 22 years experience, purchasing and selling fine art, leasing, appraisals and collection management. The gallery creates custom art for casinos, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and the movie industry, utilizing giclée printing. Database of 120 artists. Mon to Sat 11 am - 8 pm.

TRIO BRONZE 105-20081 Industrial Ave Langley, BC V3A 4K6 T. 604-534-1490 F. 604-534-1492 Casting fine art since 1981 — as if it were their own. When a work leaves the foundry as a part of art history it carries with it the trace of its origin; for bronze works, their presence is their persistence of form. Also offers moulding and sculpting materials and a full range of Chavant plastilines and Synair casting supplies. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm.

ART SUPPLIES ART SUPPLIES ARTISTS EMPORIUM 1610 St James St Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2 T. 204-772-2421 F. 204-786-4700 Toll Free: 800-665-0322 A Canadian based company supplying highest quality products since 1977 with over 100,000 items offered in a 12,000-square-foot 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 3396 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 on-line and are available through most fine art dealers and framers.


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Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 F. 403-265-8962 Quality art supplies at competitive prices. Attentive service. Excellent selection and prices on canvas. Everyday sale on watercolour paper. Carry Stevenson oils and acrylics, Golden paints, M. Graham oils, Liquitex, Winsor & Newton watercolours and oils, drawing supplies, easels and more. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 132 10 St NW Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 403-283-2288 F. 403-283-2288 Fine art supplies featuring Winsor & Newton, Golden, Liquitex, Maimeri and other quality products, as well as friendly, knowledgeable advice. Books, magazines, and art class information. Custom canvas service — all sizes and types of canvas, including linen. Senior, student and professional discounts. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Sun noon - 4 pm.

OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES 1360 Johnston St, Granville Island Vancouver, BC Toll Free: 800-663-6953 Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource for art materials and information. Monthly visual arts newsletter and free ‘how to’ handouts, available in-store or on-line. Extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies — or just drop by for some creative inspiration. Other locations at 120 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver; 20484 Fraser Highway, Langley; 512 Herald Street, Victoria; 1357 Ellis Street, Kelowna; plus national mail order service.

SWINTON’S ART SUPPLIES 7160 Fisher St SE Calgary, AB T2H 0W5 T. 403 258-3500 Large selection of art materials and hard-to-find supplies. Special orders welcome. Free delivery in the Calgary area for bulk orders. Full custom framing shop and complete restoration services. Swinton’s Art Instruction classes, art books and magazines. Sign up for regular newsletter mailing.

INSTALLATION FINE FINE ART ART INSTALLATION ON THE LEVEL ART INSTALLATIONS Calgary, AB T. 403-263-7226 A fully insured, full service fine arts handling company with 23 years experience providing consulting, design and installation service throughout western Canada.

STUDIOS/GALLERIES TO LEASE STUDIOS/GALLERIES TO LEASE ART CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW Calgary, AB T. 403-508-2168 This landmark building on the NW corner of 7th Ave and Centre St SW in downtown Calgary is currently being renovated to house artist studios, galleries, and ancillary retail businesses. Centrally located opposite Hyatt Regency Hotel, only one block from Stephen Avenue Walk. For more information or leasing inquiries please visit website or call for Kevin.

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anada’s Group of Seven painted a spirited wilderness strikingly different from the thenpopular pastoral landscapes. The group found inspiration in the work of Tom Thomson, who died in 1917 while urging his friends to create an aesthetic unique to the Canadian wilderness. Formed in 1920, the Group’s rocky shores, stormy lakes and wild places portrayed Canada as no others had. In doing so, they created a vision of Canada as a northern country. Later, their participation on art advisory boards for public institutions ensured that this vision enjoyed widespread exposure.


NationalAnthem in Paint

In The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson (Firefly, $85), author David Silcox traces the history and politics of the 11 artists who eventually comprised the Group of Seven and influenced the visual perception of Canadians for generations. Silcox is managing director of Sotheby’s Canada and an art historian, cultural administrator and Senior Fellow at Massey College. Organized by region and subject matter, the 448-page book features 369 colour paintings, a third of which are reproduced for the first time.

Early Snow, Alberta (A.Y. Jackson, 1937) Image courtesy Sotheby’s Canada

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Tel: (780) 488-3619 The Gallery Walk area is located just west of the downtown core in the 124th Street area. SPRING GALLERY WALK Saturday, April 24, 2004 10 - 5 Sunday, April 25, 2004 Noon - 4



“Where Fine Jewellery and Art Meet” - designer/goldsmiths - fine art gallery - gemmologist 12419 Stony Plain Road Edmonton, AB Tel: (780) 482-1402

AGNES BUGERA GALLERY Dealers in Fine Canadian Art “Earthly Delights” Monotypes by Jamie Evrard

12310 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB Tel: (780) 482-2854

BEARCLAW GALLERY Specializing in Canadian First Nations Art “Living In Harmony With Nature” Daphne Odjig Acrylic o/c 24" x 20"

10403-124 Street Edmonton, AB Tel: (780) 482-1204

Contemporary Canadian Art

Specializing in Contemporary Fine Art and Craft by Alberta Artists. 12312 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB Tel: (780) 488-2952

“Sunset Back Alley” Kari Duke oil on board 24" x 24"

WEST END GALLERY Paintings, prints, sculpture and the largest representation of glass artists in Canada.

12308 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB Tel: (780) 488-4892

Claude A. Simard “Yellow and red composition”

WILLIAM WEGMAN “East/West” Diptych, Polaroid, 2003 30 x 44”

Robert Sinclair “Leaf Talk”

10411 - 124 Street, Edmonton, AB • Tel: (780) 488-3619 •

Edmonton Vancouver Tel: (780) 488-4445 Tel: (604) 736-8900

Dieter Schlatter, “Taber Alberta #12” 2003, acrylic, oil, photo transfer, 60 x 48"

2004 SPRING SHOW SCHEDULE MARCH 20, Saturday 1 - 3 pm, DERYK HOUSTON "My Spirit" APRIL 24, Saturday, 1 - 3 pm, "Art Blooms" GROUP SHOW MAY 8, Saturday, 1 - 3 pm, GRANT LEIER "Robertson Rat" Solo exhibition and book launch with author Jill Davies MAY 22, Saturday, 1 - 3 pm "From Lodge to Lodge" GROUP SHOW Canada House Gallery artists hike and paint the Bugaboo, Selkirk and Cariboo Mountains. CKUA radio personality Terry David Mulligan to host. JUNE 19, Saturday 1 - 3 pm, "Contemporary Views" GROUP SHOW

Canada House Gallery est. 1974

OPEN DAILY 201 Bear Street, Banff Toll Free 1-800-419-1298 and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 405 Spray Avenue, Banff (403) 762-3707 Updated Daily Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada Summer 2002 - Galleries West Magazine 56

Profile for Galleries West

Galleries West Spring 2004  

Vol 3 No 1 Your link to the visual arts in Western Canada

Galleries West Spring 2004  

Vol 3 No 1 Your link to the visual arts in Western Canada


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