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Jewelled Sunlight by Dianne Ostoich, oil on canvas, 66”H x 36”W.

Always Fresh, New, Individual SPRING 2005 EXHIBITIONS NEIL PATTERSON “New Venues, En Plein Air” Saturday, March 12, 1-3 pm DON LI - LEGER “Tranquility” Saturday, April 16, 1-3 pm RICHARD COLE “Of Prairie, Sea and Sky” Saturday, May 7, 1-3 pm MARK FLETCHER “The Story Teller” Saturday, May 21, 1-3 pm

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First Impressions News, notes and niceties Achievements: Brad Phillips.................................8 Toronto International Art Fair .........................10 Centennial Celebrations....................................12 New & Notable ...................................................14 In Memoriam ........................................................16 Previews & Profiles


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Bobbie Burgers Flower power in Vancouver


Home-Town Hero Rodney Graham at the VAG


The Portrait Within Face painting with soul Kenneth Lochhead Homage to a leader Sell is Such a Strong Word Business smarts in art school David Alexander Reflections of the landscape Back Room E. J. Hughes at auction








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FIRST IMPRESSIONS News, notables and artistic niceties in Western Canada Study for Young Lady in a Boat, c.1869 – 70, by James Tissot.

Masterworks of 19th Century French Realism and French Drawings are on display together at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria through February 20. Combined, the two exhibitions from the National Gallery of Canada represent more than three centuries of French drawings and paintings.

Canada Council, Cultural Spaces Canada, Canadian Culture Online and the Cultural Capitals of Canada. More info at and at tomorrowstartstoday/enintro.html.



ARTS FUNDING RENEWED Members of the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) and other arts organizations cheered after lobbying successfully for reinstatement of an im-

portant federally funded arts and culture initiative. Tomorrow Starts Today was renewed in December for the 2005-2006 fiscal year by Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla. The new deal will see a $192-million infusion

into new and existing arts programs across the country. The three-year program had already received a one-year extension but was scheduled to end in March. TST funds are funneled through a variety of programs including the

Winners of the new Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards will be announced in March 2005 and presented at a Banff Centre gala in April. Arts advocate and author Fil Fraser, philanthropist Jenny Belzberg and Senator Tommy Banks helped raise more than $1 million for an endowment fund, and the province contributed an additional $1 million. Every second year up to three prizes of $30,000 will be awarded to artists in any genre. More information at http://albertaartsawards.


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BRAD PHILLIPS grew up in the Toronto suburb of Pickering, where he lived in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. The Western Canada finalist in the 2004 RBC Investments Canadian Painting Competition says this early environment still informs his art, including his recent landscape paintings. “I'm attempting to convey a sense of unease, or potential Brad Phillips: threat,” says Phillips. “I want to recreate some of the experiences der zauberer, 2003, I had growing up in the suburbs, where being different than the oil on canvas, status quo made one an obvious target. Places like the forest 14" x 18" paths and drainage tunnels became potentially violent and terrifying, as opposed to tranquil and bucolic. I'm trying, through


CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Four winners of the new 2004 British Columbia Creative Achievement Awards will each receive $5,000 at an event in February. Awards will be presented to four individuals from the province’s applied art and design community as part of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation awards, established last year with a $6-million endowment from the provincial government. More information at 604261-9777 or 1-866-882-6088.

TELEVISION SERIES Landscape as Muse, a documentary television series portraying 13 visual artists from Saskatchewan and Manitoba making art inspired by the northern landscape, is being shown on Bravo! until February 13 and will air Saturdays March 26 to June 18 on the Saskatchewan Communications


Researchers of 19th century Canadian art have a new reference tool published by the National Gallery of Canada. The Index to NineteenthCentury Canadian Catalogues of Art is a bilingual, 2,049-page, two-volume resource that helps identify, date and establish previous ownership of artworks. The index lists 4,545 artists and contains a supplementary index of 1,660 collectors. Copies are available through the National Gallery Bookstore at or call 613990-0962.

tended to help inform Manitobans about the role and the value of the arts. Members of the council and senior staff are available to organizations wishing to book speakers for events, meetings and conferences. Speaker request forms can be obtained by calling 204-945-2237 or 204-945-8870 or toll-free in Manitoba 1-866-994-2787. Speakers can also be requested online at

Landscape as Muse, a documentary television series portraying prairie artists, airs on Bravo! to February 13 and on SCN March to June.

Network (SCN). Produced by Reginabased 291 Film Company Inc., each of the 13 television episodes investigates a different geographic region or trait as seen through the eyes of a visual artist. For more information visit

incomes of $15,200 in BC, $14,595 in Alberta and $16,720 in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. For more information visit resources.html.

The Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) has recently added an artist search function to its website. Typing in the full name, or part of the first or last name of an artist, links you to an affiliated ADAC member gallery. Visit




A new arts publishing house in Toronto called the Magenta Foundation is hoping to become Canada’s portal to the international arts scene. In what it calls a first-of-its-kind venture in Canada, Magenta will initially publish four photography books to establish itself as an arts brand. The not-for-profit foundation is seeking collaboration with galleries interested in hosting exhibitions in conjunction with its book launches. More at

The Banff Centre collaborates with the Edmonton Art Gallery to produce the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 2005. Showcasing the work of Alberta artists, including works completed in residency at The Banff Centre, the biennial exhibition will be on display at the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff February 26 to April 3 and at the Edmonton Art Gallery June 17 to September 12.


Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky was one of three recipients of the inaugural $100,000 (US) TED Prize from the conference of

With 3,160 visual artists out of a total of 24,080 artists, British Columbia has the largest percentage of its labour force of any province (1.13 per cent) in arts occupations, according to Artists in Canada’s Provinces, Territories and Metropolitan Areas, a report prepared by Hamilton-based Hill Strategies Research. There are 1,390 visual artists in Alberta and 720 in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The report also found that with average earnings of $23,500, artists are in the lowest quarter of average earnings of all occupation groups. Visual artists fare even worse, with 2001 average

light or considered perspective, to recreate that tension.” Phillips received his visual arts diploma from the Toronto School of Art in 1999 and completed an interdisciplinary program at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1995. “My paintings function on two levels,” he says. “Traditional landscape paintings for people who have never had any untoward experiences in the hinterland, and paintings that function as memento mori, or locations from unwritten horror movies, for people who've been beaten up for reading a novel on their lunch break or for being suspiciously thin or articulate. In this sense I hope my paintings can function as doppelgangers or evil twins of their own apparent superficial appearance.“ Since moving to Vancouver, Phillips continues to work on outsider themes and suburban dangers. “I don't know that the change in location has affected my


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work. I can find the same locations, images and stories here that I found in Toronto,” he says. “These experiences are rather universal. Suburbs are, by their very nature, interchangeable and identical – that’s why they can be so emotionally stultifying.“ Phillips has done paintings recently of Kelly Ellard, the Victoria girl who was tried for murdering her schoolmate. “Suburban dislocation, adolescent angst and anti-social behaviour are constant inspirations,” he says. – Beverly Cramp Represented by: Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver; Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, and othergallery, a nomadic web-based gallery run by Paul Butler in Winnipeg. Phillips has a solo show in Switzerland in January and is participating in the Armory Show in New York in March 2005. Spring 2005 Galleries West 9

Technology, Entertainment, Design held in Monterey, California. Burtynsky shares the prize with biomedical engineer Robert Fischell and U2 front man and activist Bono. Each receives $100,000 and the chance to have three wishes fulfilled by major corporations. The winners will reveal their three wishes at the TED conference February 23 to 26 in Monterey. For more information, visit

MACKENZIE DONATION The MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina has received 32 paintings worth more

ing in visual arts activities. Launched last fall by the Saskatchewan Arts Board in partnership with the city, the program also celebrates Regina’s designation as the 2004 Cultural Capital of Canada.

than $500,000 from the Crown Life Canadian Collection. The largest corporate donation of art in the gallery’s history includes work by contemporary Canadian artists such as Robert Bateman, Joyce Wieland, Rita Letendre and Jean McEwen.


ART AT WORK Art At Work residencies in 10 Regina companies are providing a showcase for Saskatchewan artists. The Art At Work project lets employers, employees and even customers experience the workplace through a creative lens by viewing or participat-

Joyce Wieland's Time Machine, 1959, oil on canvas, 46" x 46", is part of the Crown Life donation to the Mackenzie Art Gallery.

The Works Art & Design Festival in Edmonton has invited artists and designers to propose mind-altering exhibits and events for its 20th anniversary festival June 24 to July 6. With a cumulative total of some 4.5 million visitors to date, The Works is





In the Canadian contemporary art world the Toronto International Art Fair has become an essential event, and Western Canada’s top art galleries were well represented at the fifth annual four-day art extravaganza last fall. Booked to capacity with 83 Canadian and international dealers, a crowded Metro Toronto Convention Centre saw more than 600 pieces sold, a 22 per cent increase from the previous year. Canmore’s Doug Maclean, who attended as an independent art dealer, says that galleries from the west come despite receiving little or no funding support. “The galleries do a great job, and should be complimented for their work. It’s a great effort on their part,” he says. “I would like to see a public/government effort to support these people and their galleries possibly with a marketing budget or travel assistance plan.” Maclean, who owns, says works that stood out for him included Dean Dreever at othergallery and Douglas Udell Gallery, Kim Ouellette at othergallery, Ron Moppett at TrépanierBaer, Geoffrey Farmer at Catriona Jeffries, and Liz Magor and Gordon Smith at Equinox Gallery. 4


1. Sons Ian and Allan flank David Loch, Loch Galleries, Winnipeg & Toronto 5

2. Interior Toronto International Art Fair 3. Catriona Jeffries, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver 4. Andy Sylvester, Equinox Gallery, 6

Vancouver 5. Riko Nakasone, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver 6. Judy Kardosh, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver 7. Susan Whitney, Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina


8. Paul Butler, othergallery, Winnipeg

9. Susan Almrud and Emily Lee, State Gallery 10. Tracey Lawrence, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver 11. Gallery associates and Monte Clark, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Toronto 12. Doug Udell and Kathy Berger, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Vancouver 13. Michael Bjornson and Sherri Kajiwara, Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver 14. David Chaperon and Barry Mowatt, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver & Palm Desert 15. Yves Trépanier and Kevin Baer,

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TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary

Upcoming Exhibitions include: Bend in the River, Oil 24" x 48"

The City of Calgary Public Art Program has announced a national competition for a major sculpture commission to be placed in the main lobby of the newly constructed City of Calgary Water Centre. Deadline for artist concept proposals is March 22. Three finalists will be selected, and installation is scheduled for summer 2006. More information at 403-268-5283 or

PENTICTON ART INSTALLED The Baggage Handler, a figure surrounded by dozens of worn suitcases,

Fred Cameron Opening Feb 5

A Moment of Splendor, Acrylic, 30" x 36"

the largest art and design festival in North America. Deadline for submissions is January 14. More info at An opening act for Kelowna’s 100th birthday celebration, the Life & Arts Festival, sponsored by the Kelowna Cultural District and the Cultural Capitals of Canada program, runs from May 6 to 8. It will feature a Festival Village with three stages, an artisan marketplace and an illuminArts Lantern Celebration spotlighting the visual arts. Contact Dorothee Birker at 250-762-3991 or email if you are interested in participating.

Carl Schlademan Opening Feb 28

Low Tide, Oil, 20" x 30"


Merv Brandel

Opening March 9


Octobre en Charlevoix, Oil, 8" x 10"



Jean-Guy Desrosiers Opening Apr 23 13

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Michael Hermesh working on The Baggage Handler, unveiled recently in Penticton.

reconstruction of Donald Cameron Hall, which was built in the 1950s and 60s, is the first step in a major redevelopment of The Banff Centre campus.


is the first contemporary public art piece installed in Penticton’s city-sponsored 04 ROUNDABOUT 05 project. First conceived when a surplus of funds to build a traffic roundabout was earmarked for art, the project is overseen by the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan. Funding is also approved for 05 ROUNDABOUT 06. The work by local artist Michael Hermesh was installed in December in the roundabout, which is outside the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan.

BANFF CENTRE REDESIGN Diamond and Schmitt Architects have been awarded a contract to redesign Donald Cameron Hall at The Banff Centre and to help develop a campus master plan. The $20 million

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS Many art galleries and museums in Alberta and Saskatchewan are preparing special exhibitions in 2005 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the provinces. However, a spokesperson in the Alberta Centennial Office told Galleries West magazine in November that her office was not aware of any centennial celebrations in Alberta’s visual arts community. She also suggested that Galleries West magazine might want to start something. We think that’s a terrific idea. Here’s what we’ve found so far… A 13-day celebration of Alberta arts and artists in all disciplines will be held in Ottawa April 28 to May 10. During Alberta Scene more than 600 established and emerging Alberta artists will be at more than 95 events and 19 venues across the national capital region. Presented by Canada's National Arts Centre, the event will include a major exhibition of works by Alberta artists along with three exhibitions under the theme of Landscapes of Alberta and Saskatchewan in celebration of the centennial of both provinces. An Art Bank on the Mezzanine exhibit dedicated to works by contemporary artists from Alberta will be curated by the Canada Council Art Bank from its collection. As well, organizers are working with artistrun centres in Alberta and the national capital region to create more programming, and commercial galleries in the Ottawa area that represent Alberta artists or have works by Alberta artists are being invited to display these works. A preview of the Alberta Craft Council contribution to Alberta Scene, entitled All About Alberta: land, people, history & culture, runs January 8 to April 2 at 12 Galleries West Spring 2005

Mark Neufeld, a 32-year-old painting student in the master of fine arts program at the University of Victoria, has won the inaugural $25,000 Joe Plaskett Foundation Award. One of the largest visual arts awards in Canada, the new annual prize is awarded to students of painting in masters programs and is designed to support a one-year residency in Europe. Neufeld plans to travel to Berlin after graduating this spring.

ART THIEF AT LARGE Ronald Appleton of Appleton Galleries in Vancouver cautions that an art thief known to police has stolen items from his gallery and others in the city. For victims of theft, the international Art Loss Register can help recover stolen and missing art. For more information visit

their Edmonton gallery. Visit for more information. To celebrate the 2005 Saskatchewan Centennial the provincial government has designated funding for a large mural by Roger Jerome, a Métis artist from Air Ronge. Intended to reflect the experiences of indigenous peoples of northern Saskatchewan, the painting will be installed in the Saskatchewan Legislative Building and unveiled in May during the Royal visit to Saskatchewan by Her Majesty the Queen. Calgary’s Glenbow Museum is planning an $8.5 million permanent gallery tracing Alberta’s legendary tales and maverick personalities. Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta is scheduled to open in 2006/2007. The Glenbow will also explore Alberta’s lifeline in Our River: Journey of the Bow. This exhibition examining the geological, floral and faunal, cultural, historical, and artistic aspects of the Bow River runs February 19 to June 5. The Calgary Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists will host Art Fusion, an exhibition in honour of Alberta’s 100th anniversary May 6 to 13 at Gainsborough Galleries in Calgary, and at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver, May 24 to June 5. A Century Past: Refined Living in the New Alberta continues to September 30 at the Provincial Museum of Alberta in Edmonton. The show provides an opportunity to experience the lifestyle and tastes of an influential Alberta family through the fine art collection of John A. McDougall, a former mayor of Edmonton, and his son Edmund. Please send submissions for consideration in First Impressions to

Tunnel Mountain, Oil on panel, 12" x 16"

Doris McCarthy


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PUBLIC ART FOR ’PEG Winnipeg may be embarking on a public art renaissance. The city has recently approved a new public art policy and allocated $500,000 a year in tax funds to display art in public places. As well, in November Mayberry Fine Art purchased and installed a life-size bronze horse by artist Joe Fafard on the sidewalk outside its Exchange District gallery. The sculpture depicting a young Appaloosa filly weighs more than 1,200 kilograms and cost $60,000. Gallery owner Bill Mayberry says he hopes more businesses will follow suit by exhibiting other works of art in the city’s public spaces.



Valentina, a bronze Appaloosa filly by Joe Fafard, 66" high, now stands proudly in front of Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg.

NEW & NOTABLE • Sylvie Gilbert has been appointed senior curator at The Banff Centre’s Walter Phillips Gallery and Banff International Curatorial Institute. Gilbert, a former curator at the Walter Phillips Gallery, is known for advancing the practice of exhibiting and promoting contemporary art in Canada. • After a seven-year stint in Japan, ceramics artist Rob Froese is the artist-in-residence at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery through June 2005. • David Aldrich is the new vice-president, academic at the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD). Aldrich was formerly dean of design at the Cleveland Institute of Art. A medical illustrator, he is a past chair of the Board of Governors of the Association of Medical Illustrators. Born in Calgary, he holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Toronto.

An “exhibition of inquiry” at the Kamloops Art Gallery December 12 to March 27 introduces viewers to the mechanics of looking at art. Based on a framework used in art education, visitors to How Do I Look? are guided

through description, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of works of art drawn from the gallery’s permanent collection. Visitors are encouraged to apply this process of looking at works by Gathie Falk, Gu Xiong, Dorothy Knowles, Micah Lexier, Ed Archie NoiseCat, Tony Scherman, John Scott and others to better appreciate and understand what they are seeing.

CRYSTALLINES 2005 A husband-and-wife team of ceramic artists from Prince Albert will represent Canada in Crystallines 2005, an international exposition of macro-crystalline glazes in Vallauris, France from April 2 to May 8. Rod and Denyse Simair are part of a small number of artists working in the crystalline glazed porcelain field. For more info call Rod or Denyse Simair at 306-763-6314 or visit See also

• Susan Whitney Gallery in Regina opened in November 1979 and celebrated its 25th anniversary last fall with a special exhibition. View images from the show at • The Alberta Crafts Council is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2005. The ACC was founded in November 1979 in Edmonton when 14 craft associations from around the province came together.. • Diane Farris Gallery in Vancouver celebrated 20 years in business last fall with an exhibition called Celebrating Twenty! Visit • West End Gallery in Edmonton will celebrate 30 years in Canadian art in 2005. Established in 1975, the gallery celebrated the 10th anniversary of its second location in Victoria in 2004. Visit

• Marion Scott Gallery in Vancouver has moved to 308 Water Street in Gastown. The new location is a five-minute walk from the gallery’s previous location on the corner of Howe and Pender.

• The Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2005. Located in a restored school building designated as a provincial historic resource, the gallery is now planning a major expansion. Visit

• Virginia Christopher Fine Art in Calgary will be relocated by late January in the Design District at 816 - 11 Avenue SW, where it is teaming up with a new eatery, the Café in the Gallery. The gallery also has a new website,

• Calgary's Stephen Lowe Art Gallery celebrates 25 years in 2005 and continues to specialize in oriental fine art along with original oils, acrylics, watercolours and pastels. The gallery also displays an impressive collection of glass, raku, ceramic, steel and stone sculpture.

• Romanov Gallery in Vancouver has found a new, permanent location in the Terminal City Club at 875 West Hastings Street. Visit

• The Works Art & Design Festival in Edmonton will host its 20th anniversary festival June 24 to July 6.

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IN MEMORIAM JOHN SNOW 1911 – 2004 Esteemed Calgary printmaker John Snow passed away in August at the age of 92. An integral member of the Calgary art community, Snow was recognized as one of the most inventive lithographers in the country. Employed by the Royal Bank of Canada for more than 40 years until his retirement in 1971, he was also known for his good counsel and generosity in helping many emerging artists achieve success. In the 1950s Snow acquired a litho press from the old Calgary Herald. He went on to produce more than 500 editions of lithographs and became much admired for his intense, jewel-like colours and his strong, simple forms. He also worked with drawing, painting and sculpture. Over the course of his career Snow received many awards. In 1996 he was the first artist to receive the Alberta Order of Excellence. He was the subject of a retrospective at the Edmonton Art Gallery in the late 1980s, and his work resides in collections across the country. Memorial exhibitions were held in his honour at Collector's Gallery and at the Alberta College of Art & Design. ACAD is also administering the John H. and Kathleen Snow Scholarship Fund. To contribute call Cindy Popovic at 403-284-6243.

BOB BOYER 1948 - 2004 Saskatchewan artist and educator Bob Boyer died in September after suffering a heart attack while dancing at a pow-wow in Nebraska. He was 56. During his career the Reginabased Boyer developed an international following as an educator, visual artist and pow-wow dancer. Born near Prince Albert in July 1948, Boyer graduated from the University of Regina in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in art education. Later he helped develop the fine arts program at Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (now First Nations University of Canada) in Regina, where he subsequently became its head. Primarily a painter, he also worked in sculpture and installation art, exhibited across North America in a variety of media, and curated a number of exhibitions. He was well-known for his "blanket statements" in which he used blankets as a canvas for painting traditional native and contemporary designs. Those blanket paintings often critiqued the treatment of aboriginal peoples.

HARRY HEINE 1928 - 2004 Harry Heine, one of Canada’s leading marine artists and the first Canadian to be admitted to the Royal Society of Marine Artists, died in Victoria in September after succumbing to a battle with cancer. He was 76. Renowned for his haunting watercolour interpretations of life on

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Deep Sea Tug Sudbury, to the Rescue, watercolour, 20" x 28"

Canada’s west coast, Heine's work is in many public galleries and collections including the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in England and Connecticut's Mystic Seaport Museum. He also painted marine murals including two in Chemainus, BC. Originally an Edmonton-based landscape painter and design firm owner, Heine painted his first ship after moving to Vancouver Island more than 30 years ago. In honour of his memory Heine’s family members – also painters of note – are planning a retrospective of his work in conjunction with Tall Ships Victoria 2005, which runs June 23 to 26. Watch for details at

ROY THOMAS 1949 – 2004 Roy Thomas, one of Canada’s most influential aboriginal artists, died in November in Thunder Bay after a four-year battle with cancer. He was 54. Born on a trap line in Ontario, Thomas grew up on a reserve. His grandmother encouraged him to express himself through art. After working a series of menial jobs as a teenager and struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, he turned to painting. He found success almost immediately, and painting became a lifelong passion. He believed his grandmother was present in all his paintings, and he honoured her by signing his works with a small crow, the name she had given him. Primarily a self-taught artist, he was known for his distinctive paintings of vibrantly coloured, totemic animals. Thomas worked in the Ojibwa woodland style, using symbolisms and imagery inspired by the pictographs that he saw as a child. Before his death he had numerous solo exhibitions and he participated in several international group shows. His work is represented in major art collections across Canada and in the US, Europe and Japan.

JONATHAN KNOWLTON 1937 - 2004 Jonathan Knowlton, a former professor of fine arts at the University of Alberta, died at home in Edmonton in August. He was 67. Born in New York City, Knowlton graduated from Yale with a Bachelor Untitled, 2003, watercolour, of Fine Arts degree and from the gouache and ink on paper, University of California’s Berkeley 12" x 16". campus with a master's degree. After studying printmaking and painting in Paris, he came to the U of A in 1966 to help establish the printmaking department. Later he won acclaim for a series of watercolour paintings of atomic bomb blasts. He was also known for his postmodern oil and watercolour paintings, including life-like street scenes reflected through store windows and reproductions of Harley-Davidson motorcycle engines. His work is represented in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the University of California Berkeley Art Museum, the University of Alberta Art Gallery, the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Alberta Art Foundation and the Petro-Canada, Syncrude and Imperial Oil collections. Knowlton suffered from bipolar disorder, a manic-depressive condition that for many years interfered with his ability to work. He retired from teaching in 2002.

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PREVIEWS & PROFILES This season's catch of Western Canadian exhibitions



ALBERTA: Spring 2005, Banyan Tree

Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver

Gallery, Edmonton

After more than two years working on a collection of traditional and contemporary pieces in mixed media, First Nations carver Richard Hunt is ready to show his latest work. Hunt comes from a long line of West Coast carvers that includes one of the most famous, his grandfather Martin Mungo. “I’m a traditional carver using different ideas,” says Hunt. “I’ve carved this flower blowing in the wind. The 15-inch body could be a stem and if you look closely, there are knees and, wrapped behind the back, arms. The top could be a sun with a face in the middle.” Hunt

As you stroll through The Banyan Tree Gallery, amid wrought iron furniture and fragrant incense and candles, a rainbow of dyed textiles leads to the luminous Moorish-arched door and window paintings of Mohd Shakeel. A 1991 graduate of northern India’s Chadigharh University, Shakeel has carved out an impressive international reputation complete with awards and corporate commissions. Born in Moradabad, a town famous for brass craft, to a master woodcarver father and embroiderer mother, Shakeel was profoundly influenced by the images around him. A prolific student, he sold pictures of popular landscapes, monuments or dancing Ganeshas to support his family through difficult times. That led to enduring and deeply personal subject matter for his paintings: ephemeral doorways and archetypal images of Persian architecture constructed through painstakingly applied layers of vibrant oil glazes which are then quickly deconstructed with solvent. Gravity carries off the dissolved pigment into umber rivulets of erosion and memory, acknowledging a world in which the seemingly eternal is crumbling. — Lee Bale Represented by: Banyan Tree Gallery, Edmonton


usually works in wood Richard Hunt: Red — “I love wood, Snapper Headdress, that’s my forte,” he 2004, red cedar, says — but he has 13" x 34" x 13" been venturing into bronze and glass. These new materials will be evident in his show, which includes his more familiar wooden masks and headdresses as well as a work in glass. Hunt learned from his father, Henry Hunt. “I’m refining what he did,” he says. And although Hunt is moving on with his own ideas, he puns, “I’m a chip off the old block.” — Beverly Cramp Represented by: Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver; Alcheringa Gallery, Victoria

PETER JOHN VOORMEIJ BRITISH COLUMBIA: Through Dutch Eyes, Jan 18-Feb 6, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver

When he first came to Canada from the Netherlands in 1965, Peter John Voormeij was a young man trained in the realist schools of painting. The new forms of art he saw in Montreal and New York City quickly influenced him. “I was totally taken in by what people like de Kooning and Rothko were doing,” says Voomeij. “It really changed Peter John me. I began to believe that I could do more abstractly than through realism.” But Voormeij: Nootka Voormeij doesn’t regret having a strong foundation in realism. “It’s better to know Sound, 2004, acrylic what you are abstracting from before jumping into it,” he says. Voormeij acquired on canvas, 20" x 24" his Master of Arts degree in painting and printmaking from Concordia University where one of his instructors was the late British Columbia artist, Roy Kiyooka. Voormeij’s characteristically bold coloured canvases usually have strong themes as noted by their titles. “The titles are important because they lead the way into the painting,” he says. Voormeij currently works full time painting although he has taught art classes at the University of British Columbia and Langara College. — Beverly Cramp

Mohamed (Mohd) Shakeel: Untitled, 2004,

Represented by: Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver. Eight galleries in the Netherlands also

oil on canvas, 40" x 60"

represent Voormeij.

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CONRAD OUCHI ALBERTA: New Paintings, Jan 22-Feb 12, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary

It makes sense that painter Conrad Ouchi has friends in the auto body business. His works on canvas and hardboard are burnished to a high gloss, almost an industrial finish. Ouchi has been experimenting for more than a year on bringing maximum shine to ordinary acrylics. The pieces in his most recent series are geometric reductions with depths depicted through layered foundations Conrad Ouchi: and light refracted through transparent pigments rendered in warm, sometimes Harmony Wheel Series surprising tones. Each piece references historic palettes in grid colour fields, evokNumber 1, 2004, ing art-school colour theory taken to the next level. Using a finish inspired by acrylic on canvas, 4' x 4' traditional Japanese lacquering technique, and modern, pixellated forms, he builds up his work and then meticulously carves it down to create an inviting, almost reflective finish. He gets it through six coats of gesso, a minimum of four applications of paint, and wet sanding between every layer with industrialgrade emery cloth (where those auto-industry friends come in). “Acrylic is so glorious on its own,” Ouchi says. “And this process just brings the quality of acrylic up to its maximum lustre.” — Jill Sawyer Ouchi’s work may be viewed at:

ROBERT WILSON MANITOBA: Jan 6-Feb 11, with Herman de Vries, Craftspace, Winnipeg

Robert Wilson found his calling in turning wood that is still wet with life. Challenging himself with a difficult medium made even more complex by instability and inherent unpredictability because it is wet, Wilson fashions functional objects infused with rich beauty and organic sensibility. He uses local Manitoban wood sources, often searching out trees felled by a storm and incorporating a twisted beauty into his work through the inclusion of burls, bark and knots. Self-taught, Wilson has been woodturning for over 20 years, integrating colour and contrast with the addition of woodburned details, paints, dyes and metal work to further exploit the beauty of the wood’s cracks and flaws. At the Craftspace gallery this spring, Wilson exhibits with fellow Robert Wilson: Frondescence, woodturner Herman de Vries, another born Manitoban. turned wood enclosed vessel, — Janice Rosen pine, green with overlay copper leaf and tung oil

Represented by: Alicat Gallery, Bragg Creek, AB;

finish, 20 x 24 cm

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RICHARD COLE BRITISH COLUMBIA: The Forest, Jan 11-Mar 16, Lambert’s


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ALBERTA: Apr 1-23,

There are several key themes in Vancouver painter Richard Cole’s oil landscapes. There is the forest floor, which Cole likes to get close to in order to produce what he calls his “frozen moments of a nature walk.” Trees also figure prominently. “My trees are forever moving,” says Cole. “I use soft focus by creating a soft background, a sort of resting period for the eye, juxtaposed by sharp details in the foreground. This creates a sense of movement.” Another theme is water and how it moves across rocks. And there are his popular big skies. Cole has done many studies in gray to depict Vancouver’s moody weather. “They are very much about the West Coast climate and the atmosphere of living here,” he says. “They are about appreciating those grays, not just a blanket of gray. My palette is extensive and full of colour. The number of grays I use gives depth and space within the work.” — Beverly Cramp

Lando Gallery,

2004, oil on canvas,

John McKee, one of Canada’s senior impressionist painters, helped establish the genre of the large-scale western landscape. He is experiencing a fresh wave of discovery by a seasoned generation of art buyers newly enchanted by landscape, says Brent Leubke of John McKee: St. Paul Lando Gallery in Edmonton. McKee’s new work is Region Road to the indeed fresh and solid. This boy from St. Paul, Alberta, Lake, 2004, claimed his place as the painter of the classic prairie acrylic on canvas, road decades ago. An encounter with one of his rural 48" x 48" highway canvases is unforgettable for those who drive these isolated roads. McKee is an alchemist who transforms paint into black ice over glittering asphalt under a northern winter sky. These pictures, created from the veiled accretions of acrylic gel and wax, are hauntingly precise in their ability to define the moment and, as a whole, encompass a significant record of Western Canada’s landmarks. As McKee has lived, worked, taught and moved across this vast region he has enshrined the vistas that define it: golden prairie, foothill scrub, glaciated mountain, deep forest and coastal panorama. — Lee Bale

40" x 55"

Represented by: Lando Gallery, Edmonton; McKee Art Studio, Canyon, BC

Represented by: Lambert’s Gallery & Shop, Vancouver; Whistler Art Gallery, Whistler, BC; Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB

Richard Cole: In the Forest,

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VICTORIA. A WORK OF ART. James Tissot | The Letter, 1878 National Gallery of Canada


Discover a place where old world charm still reigns and you can soak up the atmosphere at your own pace. Victoria redefines the stress-free getaway. Take in the unique galleries and museums, shops and restaurants, scenic cityscape, and heritage attractions. Stroll around the spectacular gardens, and heritage architecture. Consider a game of golf or a rejuvenating spa experience. Enjoy high tea or cycling along the ocean. There’s plenty for everyone to see and do in this year-round outdoor paradise.

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Masterworks of 19th Century French Realism & French Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria brings together two prestigious exhibitions featuring history's most celebrated French artists. This stellar line up includes masterful paintings by Degas, Cézanne, Corot, Courbet, Millet and over 70 drawings, spanning 300 years of art history, by Watteau, Fragonard, David, Delacroix, Géricault, Degas, Redon, Ingres, Pissaro, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec. Don't miss these once-in-a-lifetime exhibitions.





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Sharon Thirkettle: Autumn Fields, 2004, oil on canvas, 24" x 48"

ALBERTA: Earth: where science becomes art, Jan 18-Apr 3, Calgary Science Centre, Calgary; opening Mar 19, Collector’s Gallery, Calgary

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Calgary-based landscape painter Sharon Thirkettle has spent almost a year going in a whole new direction as an artist. Inspired by satellite images of the earth, Thirkettle has created more than 100 ceramic works for a collaborative exhibition that mixes art and earth sciences at the Calgary Science Centre. And to complement that show, she’ll bring some of her new discoveries into her landscapes for a solo show at Collector’s Gallery. “After working in a three-dimensional form for the past year, I’m interested in how to transfer

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that into my painting,” Thirkettle says. “I’m working with more simplified shapes and forms, and a strength of colour, compared to what I used to paint.” Maintaining a strong sense of place, Thirkettle’s canvases have an abstract cast, taking the viewer into the high Arctic, to the coast of New Zealand, and just outside her door in the Alberta foothills. “Working in ceramics has slowed down my thought process,” she says. “I tended to be an intuitive, fast painter.” Now, she’s been able to take more time to fully absorb her feelings about a landscape and set it on canvas. — Jill Sawyer Represented by: Collector’s Gallery, Calgary; Westbridge Fine Art, Vancouver

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Randolph T. Parker grew up in Huntsville, Ontario, and currently lives and works on Salt Spring Randolph Parker: Island, British Columbia. He began formal Mount Harris, 2004, art training at Mount Allison University in acrylic on canvas, 42" x 42" Sackville, New Brunswick, attended the Banff Centre, and followed this with the study of art criticism at York University, Toronto. Well known for his panoramic paintings inspired by the Canadian landscape, Parker works in oil, acrylic and watercolour. Expect to be drawn in to Parker’s paintings through his use of rich colour, inviting texture and well-developed sense of space. Parker has described his work as “taking a visual journey,” seen as a metaphor for life and its experiences. Over the past year, Parker was sponsored jointly by Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg and Masters Gallery in Calgary to produce 60 paintings. The resulting body of work was split up for simultaneous exhibition at both galleries this spring. His work is found in corporate collections throughout Canada and abroad, including Trimark Investment Inc., Vancouver; Suncor Inc., Calgary; Price Waterhouse, Edmonton; Malchy Grain Co., Geneva, Switzerland, and Wawanesa Insurance, Winnipeg. — Janice Rosen Represented by: Bau-xi Gallery, Vancouver; Masters Gallery, Calgary; Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg

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ALBERTA: Douglas Haynes: The Toledo Series, Jan 22Feb 27, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton. Also: Cadaqués: New Paintings, February, Virginia Christopher Fine Art, Calgary

Douglas Haynes believes the Toledo Series is his “most important body of work, whether or not it’s the best.” Virginia Christopher, his Calgary dealer since 1981, declares him to be “one of the most important and best abstract painters in Western Canada these days.” He is Edmonton’s senior abstract painter, Regina-born, educated at the Alberta College of Art & Design, and instructor of generations of painters at the University of Alberta. The two enormous vertical paintings from 1992, right and left of the main Edmonton City Hall staircase, are his. Travels in Europe exposed Haynes to the heroic scale, drama and storytelling flair of painters like El Greco, Rembrandt, Delacroix and Velasquez, bringing him to the conclusion that, “we gave up way too much for abstraction.” He wished to paint a “great big picture,” as did Delacroix, who put a full-sized horse in one heroic work. He says, “My great big picture has 13 pieces.” That picture emerged at Emma

Lake in 1988: “I knew as I painted it, it was the signature piece I'd been waiting for all these years, and there it was unfolding before me.” This important painting was the first of the Toledo Series; by 1990 he had 13 pieces. “Each painting looks terrific, but they look better together.” Haynes has kept the entire series, and is now donating it to the Edmonton Art Gallery. First shown at the EAG in 1992, the series has appeared at the


Luanne Martineau, Valentino, 2004.



Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Whyte Museum in Banff and the Alberta College of Art & Design. It is being shown again at the EAG 13 years after the first exhibition in honour of Haynes’ donation. — Mary Joyce Represented by: Scott Gallery,



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Ted Godwin: Looking

whimsical, draws on the rich decorative heritage of her Ukrainian Polish roots, and is laden with symbolism and elaborate patterns. New works from Teddi Ruth Driedger will centre around what she calls a “forest fantasy of dreams.” Driedger’s work has been likened to that of Milton Avery for her use of colour and sense of atmosphere. The diversity within this family of painters is remarkable indeed. “That’s what I’m most proud of,” says Ted. “We’re all in our own curious little corner. It’s very gratifying to me to be able to show with my wife and daughter, and to be able to share the journey with them.” — Kristin Linklater

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Assiniboia Gallery’s April show of new work from Ted Godwin, his wife Phyllis Godwin and their daughter Teddi Ruth Driedger, marks the first time the three artists have exhibited their work together. One of the Regina Five group of painters, Ted Godwin has been exhibiting since 1955 and has had more than 60 solo exhibitions. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 2004. Ted’s contribution to the show is a series of large-scale paintings called Looking for Tom. Using Tom Thomson’s famous Northern River painting as inspiration, Ted has taken the dark screen from the foreground of Thomson’s piece and superimposed it over several of his own landscapes. Phyllis Godwin works in watercolour and is showing a series of Welsh water fairies. Her style, which is often

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tep through Bobbie Burgers’ front entrance and you are met by a large, two-panel painting on a startlingly white wall awash in vivid white daylight. One panel is signature Burgers – huge, wildly coloured flowers in reds, yellows and oranges, executed with exuberant brushstrokes; the other panel a simple line drawing of flowers against a bright blue background. “Flowers became my focus only because I wanted a medium to express colour,” she says, pouring from a white teapot into white porcelain cups. “It’s not that I have an obsession with flowers – there just seems to be an endless variety of shape and form and colour.” Burgers likes the freedom to explore varying perspectives, flitting from form to form, from style to style. “I find that I’m constantly going into the flowers and then back out. I can be abstract, or I can verge on high realism. Then I can step back again and make flowers look more traditional. I also like chopping up the images into panels, making it all about the colour. The multipanel pieces are like putting a puzzle together… not worrying about each section, how realistic it is. When it comes together it’s like a block of colour and light.” Her home, a renovated 1950s bungalow featured two years ago in an




interior design magazine, is a showcase for Burgers’ vibrant works of art. Visual clutter is virtually absent in the living room, kitchen and dining area, as if the rooms, with their reserved palette of whites and creams, were designed to not compete with the paintings. Nor do the paintings compete with each other. Rarely do more than one or two paintings hang in any room. “I like having a blank canvas. That’s why I have the house white and simple, as neutral as possible. It’s restful. Too many paintings on every corner would be distracting,” she says. Considering that she has two daughters aged four and five, it is remarkable that Burgers’ home remains almost clutter-free. The visual drama emanates mainly from her paintings. With an architect father and a mother who was an interior designer, Burgers says she grew up appreciating that environment is critical. “My parents always lived in beautiful homes. It was always about creating a beautiful environment and an inspirational place. I led a very good life. I didn’t have great angst.” It’s not that Burgers has always led a charmed life. “I got a divorce two years ago. Throughout that whole time I painted frantically. Painting made me feel as if everything was okay and life was fine. I had to keep moving forward and thinking about positive things. It’s about choosing your reality. You can choose to look at things in a dark way but I choose to look at most things in a positive way.” Of her early motifs, Burgers says: “I started off with explosive, falling apart still lifes of floral bouquets that were quite grand. The petals would be flying off like there was a wind blowing through. Then, as I got technically better at rendering flowers, I became more precise. I could go more in-depth into the actual creation of floral perspective and light and shadow. I got closer and closer into the flower until, a year or two ago, I did my first single giant blow-up flowers on big canvases.” After 10 years of finding her muse in flowers, Burgers brushes off people who insist she must be sick of painting them. “To me there’s always something new to explore. It’s exciting! I often re-visit themes I’ve already explored,” she says. “Brushstroke and colour are key. The subject doesn’t matter after that. I want to have a skilled brushstroke. Looking back at the



Nothing to do today but smile, 2004, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 60"

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last four or five years, I can see myself getting more confident in my brushstroke.” Artists who influence Burgers, none of whom she says she wants to emulate, are the late American abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell, Gordon Smith for his masterful brushstroke, Gathie Falk for her playfulness and Janet Fish, a contemporary realist. Burgers has some specific goals when she paints. “A still life can look very traditional. A floral can look like nothing more than a rendering. But I want them to be larger than life, undeniably there, sucking you in.” She loves nothing more than converting viewers who usually prefer more contemporary, abstract work. “When they see my art,” she says, “I want those people to say, ‘Oh, that’s kind of juicy.’ I want them to see that it’s alive, that you can’t help but notice it. I want to win over some of the people who think florals are not for them. That’s why I work in large scale and more on the loose side, with big brushstrokes very thickly applied.” She describes an interview with an art critic from Montreal who said he had no interest in florals. Then he admitted that as he was walking by her 28 Galleries West Spring 2005

Ottawa show, her work had caught Cure for Heartache, 2004, his attention. “He loved the vibrancy, multipanel acrylic on canvas, the colours and the size. When he 72" x 72" told me that, I thought ‘you are the exact person I am trying to cater to.’ Here’s this manly man saying, ‘Well, I kind of like it.’ “I want viewers to be emotionally drawn in. My goal is to overwhelm you, to make you feel alive and good. Like there is possibility and hope.” Bobbie Burgers is represented by Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver and Toronto, Vanderleelie Gallery in Edmonton, Gallerie de Bellefeuille in Montreal, Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, Gallery Susan de Witt in Florida, Hubert Gallery, New York, and Foster White Gallery, Seattle. An exhibition of new works by Bobbie Burgers is on view at Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, March 5 to 26, and at Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, July 9 to 23. Beverly Cramp cultivates her prose in a West End apartment in Vancouver.



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HOME-TOWN HERO BY GRANT ARNOLD he mid-career retrospective exhibition Rodney Graham: A Little Thought focuses on Graham’s video and film work, from the projection events of the late 1970s through to recent costume dramas, in which the artist emerges as an absurdist entertainer caught in his own circular narratives. In addition to film and video not previously seen in Vancouver, the exhibition includes photographs, sculptures and audio recordings that demonstrate Graham’s masterful use of genres, from minimalism to film noir, from James Bond to Charlie Chaplin and from Richard Wagner to Pink Floyd. Beautifully produced and fascinatingly complex, Graham’s works are among the most compelling art being made today. Born in Abbotsford, BC, in 1949, Rodney Graham began his artistic practice in Vancouver during the 1970s, a moment in which the work of the legendary American artists Dan Graham and Robert Smithson figured influentially in an artistic community enlivened under the leadership of local artists Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace. He was stimulated by this environment and continues to cite these beginnings in recent work.




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While often identified with the so-called “Vancouver School” of contemporary photographers, Graham’s art has taken a singular and arcane path, combining whimsical references to pop culture with a rigorous and multidisciplinary breadth. Graham is commonly described as a conceptual artist. His systematic, research-oriented methods often resemble those found in conceptual art. But the scope of his artistic and intellectual pursuits defies categorization. His self-reflexive and humourous art embraces an extraordinary and at times elusive variety of approaches and forms. Through several distinct series, his oeuvre loops back upon itself, restating structural devices and themes that borrow from 19th century scientific experiments and 20th century pop culture, as well as from the literary innovations and artistic legacy of Modernism. Repetition has become a hallmark of Graham’s work, one that is not simply a formal attribute, but an amusing and mesmerizing psychological dimension.

knew. Dan’s influence was partly his interest in music. Music has become more and more important in my work in recent years. Ian was my teacher at UBC when I was an undergraduate and I studied with Jeff. Later they became friends. Ian was an important influence in the early days at UBC, and of course their work is important for Vancouver in general. Tell me about Camera Obscura, the inverted tree images you've worked with, and the mediated view of nature.

I did that work while I was at Simon Fraser studying with Jeff. The Camera Obscura piece led to the series of inverted trees that I did in the 1980s, and still do occasionally. At the time it was the idea of the apparatus mediating between perception and reality, the photographic apparatus that preconditions our perceptions. I’m not really so much interested in that anymore. My relationship with photography is not so intense. I’m more into film performance now.

FAR LEFT TOP: Flanders Trees (detail), 1989-2001, camera obscura photo, 90" x 70"


FAR LEFT BOTTOM: Production photograph from Loudhailer, 2003, double 35mm film projection, 10 minutes, projected in continuous loop.

Rod Chapman of Galleries West caught up with Rodney Graham in Vancouver following the artist’s return from a November vacation in Europe. We discovered that Graham’s first big show at home is making him nervous.

LEFT: Fantasia for Four Hands, 2002, two framed colour photographs, 101" x 77" each, edition of four and one artist’s proof.

As in City Self/Country Self?

Yes, as in that whole trilogy of costume pictures I made, that piece along with How I Became A Ramblin’ Man. It’s partly my personal history, coming from living in the country while I was growing up. The dichotomy between urban and rural is something that has occupied artists for a long time. I guess I am working within that tradition.

How was Rodney Graham: A Little Thought received during its runs last year in Toronto and Los Angeles?

I’m intrigued by the way that you use looping techniques in your films.

Very well received. The show in Toronto was a good installation, with lots of space dedicated to it which is nice because the pieces are multimedia and they demand a lot of space. I played a concert in both places and the concerts were well received, and I was happy about that. Of course I’m looking forward to it coming to Vancouver.

Yes it is. Last time I did an exhibition in Vancouver it was a small solo show in 1987. This will be the first really big show that I’ve done in my own home town – it’s kind of nerve-wracking.

The obvious thing is the practical context. A gallery or museum situation is not the same as a cinematic one, where people show up on time to see a movie and then they leave when it’s over. The basic impulse, the reason for the looping technique is simply that. But given that it’s convenient to loop a film when you are showing it in a gallery context, certain issues come out of that – at what point do you loop it? You can play with it in certain ways. It’s practical, but it becomes a formal issue. I think about how the story line is going to be structured, and how the beginning and end are going to be joined. It creates certain problems and paradoxes – those kinds of things are fun to deal with. It evokes issues about repetition in general that might be interesting to others or maybe not, I don’t know.

You’ve listed Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace as two of your main influences. Were

Can you talk about the sense of mimicry in your work, where you take a

there others?

scene from the past and recreate it in lavish detail?

People like Dan Graham and Robert Smithson of course. Dan came here quite a bit and he was like a personal influence – Smithson I never really

Yes, the City Self/Country Self piece is specifically about that. I kind of extrapolated from an Épinal print that I found in a 19th century children’s

What’s the significance of having the show in Vancouver? Is it a big thing for you to have it at home?

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That’s for the art critics, then?

book of a country bumpkin being kicked in the butt by a stereotypical city dandy. I was interested in that, and turning it into a film. In this case I justworked with some small detail and expanded out. I don’t read French very well but the image telegraphed the story. The costumes were so clearly that of a peasant and a citified dandy – I was interested in playing with those obvious types. What about the idea of impersonation?

I try to create a scenario that I can handle. I’m not really a skilled actor, and since I perform in the films myself I try to find some simple type that I can do. I just let the costume and a certain kind of bearing represent things. So your convict persona in A Reverie Interrupted by the Police is

Yes, in a way. So what drives you? Can you describe a piece that you are working on right now?

Yes, I’m doing a new piece that’s a little bit about the painter Morris Louis. It’s going to be a large photographic work. I’m playing a collector who has decided to become a painter. What is it about the Morris Louis piece that intrigues you?

I’m becoming more interested in painting, in attempting to do it myself. I’m interested in the drip painting that he was doing, and the fact that he did it in his house, a small bungalow in Washington, DC. The fact that he did it at home, which is the way I like to paint too. It’s really kind of anecdotal. So we can expect more paintings from you in the future?

Yes, I’m concentrating on doing film projections in the gallery, and my music, and painting too. My training is in art history and I didn’t go to art school, so I didn’t learn a lot of technique. Working in film means working with other people, and relying on other people to help out. So that’s how I got into conceptual work, where I don’t necessarily actually do it myself. With the music it’s more about me being directly involved, and with the painting it’s like that too.

an example?

Yes, the costume really telegraphs it out. I don’t have to do a lot of acting because I’m not really an actor. It’s not so much mimicry as playing an obvious type.

Organized jointly by the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Rodney Graham: A Little Thought was co-curated by Grant Arnold in Vancouver, Jessica Bradley

It’s been said that your work causes people to think about how we learn to

in Toronto, and Connie Butler in Los Angeles. An illustrated catalogue is

see and what we are editing out. Are you thinking about that sort of thing

available at the VAG.

when you are conceiving of a piece and executing it?

No, I don’t really think about those kinds of things. I tend to work in a more mundane way, I don’t really think about those larger issues.

Rodney Graham is represented by: Donald Young Gallery, Chicago; Hauser & Wirth, Zurich; Lisson Gallery, London, and 303 Gallery, New York.

TOP: Still from Vexation Island, 1997, 35mm film transferred to DVD, 9 minutes, projected in continuous loop.


RIGHT: Production photograph from A Reverie Interrupted by the Police, 2003, 35mm film transferred to DVD, 7 minutes 59 seconds, projected in continuous loop.

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Jean Pederson: State of Grace, watercolour, 16" x 20". Winner of the 2004 CIPA award for best watermedium portrait.

ormer Prime Minister Kim Campbell waited 11 years to get her official prime ministerial portrait done – it was finally unveiled in Parliament last November. Was she busy? Or was she simply inclined to put off an experience so weighty with historical significance, so daunting in its potential to penetrate one’s protective façade? The portrait in all of us lurks behind a lifesize cut-out that is our selfperception – the way we see ourselves; the way we think we look, perhaps the way we are. Mirrors are deceptive allies. Snapshots we know are unconscionable liars. But when we sit before a portrait artist, there’s a transfer of power that is frighteningly absolute. We hand our souls over to an artist whose very existence pivots on his or her powers of observation, whose talent is the ability to look at you, to reach in and pull something definitive out. It’s an act of derring-do. Risky. Bold. Defiant. Calgary artist Marija Petricevic tells the story of an elderly client who brought a photograph of his younger self as well as a decades-old sketch depicting him in full military garb. Naturally, Petricevic referred to the photo for his likeness. “When I showed him the portrait, he didn’t want it,” she recalls. “He had expected me to work from the sketch. He’d looked at it frequently over the years, and never looked at the photo. The



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Kitty Blandy: Sushi for Lunch, charcoal, Damar, canvas, 48" x 36". Winner of 2004 CIPA award for most innovative use of a medium.

sketch was how he saw himself.” She asked him to take the portrait home and think about it. In a couple of days he returned, at peace, sincerely grateful for the painting she’d done. “I always get an emotional reaction when I show people their finished portrait,” says painter Janine Hall. “Lots of quiet tears.” Hall won an Award of Distinction and the Swinton Award for best oil portrait at the 2004 National Open Portrait Exhibition, presented by the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists (CIPA) last fall. When the subject of her winning piece first saw his portrait, it was a profound moment of looking, says Hall. “He is a painter himself, yet he had underestimated the affect that seeing himself in a painting would have. “The piece of art – the painting – has an energy about it that captures soul and beauty,” says Hall. “It is profound to see yourself in that glow.” True. But do we imagine King Henry VIII shedding a tear when his painted visage was unveiled to him? Perhaps not. For one thing, the artist in that case wasn’t dabbing at Henry’s soul. He was focused on the ermine. Portraiture in past centuries was all about what you were, notes Bernard Poulin, president of CIPA. It was the King that was important, not the Henry. “Later, as professions

David Goatley: The Right Hon. Kim Campbell, 19th Prime Minister of Canada, oil on canvas, 4' x 3'

emerged, what you did was important. Today, it’s who you are that counts. Portraiture has evolved along with that,” says Poulin. Now we see people as complex, victimized, realized, analyzed and unique. Against the backdrop of 20th century psychoanalysis, we have a concept of individuality that wasn’t around before. We ‘get it’ when the portraitist offers us the chance to engage in a relationship with the subject of a portrait. And that becomes part of what distinguishes portraiture from figurative artwork. “The painter has introduced you to someone – if you are engaged, and feel close to that individual… then yes it is a portrait,” says Poulin. “Portraiture says something about the person represented; we get caught up in a relationship.” With a portrait, you get a sense of a specific personality. Figurative work, on the other hand, is done for a different purpose – a study of form, a representation of archetypal images such as the nude. Certainly, the subject doesn’t need to be identified for a piece to qualify as a portrait. So does the person portrayed actually need to exist? As part of his body of work, Evan Penny creates meticulously detailed oversized sculptures and photographs of human figures. Some present the particular features of a real-life sitter while others exist as fictional comSpring 2005 Galleries West 35

Lorna Hannett: Joseph, scratchboard, 10" x 8". Winner of the 2004 CIPA Award of Great Distinction.


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Janine Hall: Portrait of a Painter, oil on board, 16" x 23". Winner of the 2004 CIPA Award of Distinction and the Swinton Award for best oil portrait. posites of human beings. In either case, there’s no denying the overwhelming sense of presence one feels standing before these powerful ‘personalities.’ Penny’s artistic purpose, however, goes far beyond the creation of likeness, forcing us to contemplate our understanding of what is real, and unravel what it is we call identity. “One needs to take very seriously the artist’s intent,” comments Hall. “Even composite sculptures or paintings, which are of no one real person, can be on a spiritual level a sort of portrait. But if the artist’s intent is not to produce a portrait… we need to take that seriously.” Is a portrait also defined by the intent of the viewer? Since 1945, senior CIPA member Dorothy Oxborough has been creating pastel portraits of aboriginal people, mostly children and elders. Each one is based on a real person whom she has met and photographed. Each is rendered affectionately as a realistic depiction of a real person. None are commissioned. And most sell. What are the buyers buying? Have they any knowledge or interest in the individual portrayed? Not likely. They are buying icons; images of a culture. The line starts to blur. If the distinction hinges on soul, and the ability of the artist to engage the viewer in a relationship, how is that accomplished? Most portraitists

Marija Petricevic: Gabriel, 2004, pastel, 16" x 12" Henri de Groot: Parasol, pencil, 30" x 35" framed. Winner of the 2004 CIPA Founder's Award for best portrait in the show.

spend as much time as possible with their subject, but they’re lucky to get a couple of hours. They talk, do some sketches, and take lots of photos. The painting or sculpting is usually done back in the studio. Not many people actually sit for the whole process anymore. “Ten percent maximum,” estimates Poulin. Portraitists are unapologetic about this. It’s pretty much a practical necessity in our busy world. And the use of snapshots does not mean that portraiture itself has become mechanized. Just the opposite. “Photography is not your eye. It distorts proportions and perspectives… it is only a reference point,” cautions Poulin. “You cannot copy the photo, it can be wrong.” Poulin is emphatic about the importance of having solid fundamental drawing and technical skills, and a precise knowledge of anatomy, so the artist no longer has to think about how to achieve the physical representation. The artist can refer to the photos for details, but the painting is done from intrinsic powers of observation, and the deeper sense of the person gained from spending time together. “The photo allows me to concentrate on the person,” says Poulin. Janine Hall concurs. To open yourself to expressing what you’re

ing, to have your painting transcend, she says, requires hours of practice, to the point where you’re not thinking about how to do it. David Goatley, a founding member of CIPA, is the Victoria-based painter chosen by Kim Campbell to create her long-awaited portrait. It was a rare treat to have painted much of that work from live sittings. “People don’t often get a chance to stare at each other,” he notes. “Sometimes, the subject starts to feel like you can see inside them. They begin to tell you about themselves,” he says. “It’s like a confessional. It’s a privilege to share someone’s life like that.” With such a leap of faith required, we can all empathize with Ms. Campbell’s angst about subjecting herself to any painter’s soul-catching brush. Was she nervous? “Actually, she was very excited about it,” says Goatley. “She paints a bit herself, and was interested to see the process…a lot of fun… very confident… really thrilled....” Oh. Well that proves it: the experience of portraiture, like the finished work, is as diverse as the individuals involved. Jennifer MacLeod is editor of Galleries West magazine. Spring 2005 Galleries West 37

Heart’s Desire, 1986, oil on canvas, 45" x 50"

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KENNETH LOCHHEAD enneth Lochhead was born in Ottawa in 1926, and has been back living there for the past 30 years. But notwithstanding his obvious link with the national capital, he will always be known as one of the so-called Regina Five, a group of talented Canadian abstract painters who achieved renown in 1961 for a landmark exhibition presented at the National Gallery of Canada and subsequently toured across the country. Lochhead had been living in Regina for 11 years when the breakthrough National Gallery show brought him national exposure and a central place in what Regina writer Will Chabun has called “the five important things that have taken their name from this city.” (The other four are the Regina Cyclone of 1912, the Regina Riot of 1935, HMCS Regina and the Regina Rifles.) The son of a scientist father and musician mother who encouraged Kenneth and his poet brother Douglas to follow careers in the arts, Lochhead studied commercial art at Ottawa’s High School of Commerce, painted prize-winning watercolours while studying art at Queen’s University, and then won a scholarship to the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts, where in his fourth year he specialized in the type of flat-plane and egg tempura mural paintings pioneered by Piero della Francesca. While in Pennsylvania, Lochhead took a two-year course at the Barnes Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1922 to promote advancement of education and appreciation of the fine arts. There he learned about Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and about the visual elements and esthetic traditions evident in other art forms across periods and cultures. “I came out of school thinking that Matisse was the greatest painter of the century,” he said 30 years later. “And I still think so.” The Barnes Foundation had such a profound influence on Lochhead that when in 1950 at age 24 he




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ABOVE: was appointed director of the art school at Regina Blue Extension, 1963, College, then a junior college of the University of acrylic on canvas, Saskatchewan, he made a point of regularly tak81" x 100" ing his students to Philadelphia to get a first-hand look at the works they were studying. “The kids RIGHT: were all studying art through slides,” he The Burial, 1954, oil on explained later. “They needed to see original canvas, 16.5" x 25" works of art.” Because he had very few students in the beginning, Lochhead had lots of time to paint, and the 1950s were immensely creative years for him. Curator Helen Marzolf wrote in the catalogue for a 1968 Regina exhibition of Lochhead’s abstract paintings that some of his critically acclaimed works during this period were “denatured landscapes populated by geometrically simplified figures of unmistakably Surrealist genealogy.” In 1955, Lochhead and his Regina College faculty colleague Arthur McKay organized a two-week professional artists’ workshop to augment the annual summer classes for Saskatchewan artists, students and high school art teachers that the university had been holding since the mid-1930s at remote Emma Lake, in the woods north of Prince Albert. The idea was to connect Prairie artists with the wider art world by bringing in top modernist artists to lead intensive studio courses. The first invited guest was Jack Shadbolt from Vancouver, and he was followed by such prominent American abstract expressionists as Will Barnet, John Ferren and Barnett Newman, and the influential New York critic Clement Greenberg. Lochhead served as administrator of the workshops for nine years, during which time they served as the primary mechanism for the dissemination of the modernist esthetic in Western Canada. In 1961, what started out as a local show featuring Lochhead, McKay, and three of their painter friends—Ron Bloore, Ted Godwin and Doug Morton—moved from Regina to the National Gallery in Ottawa, where it was an instant success. “One of the most significant shows of contemporary Canadian art,” said the headline on one review. “A remarkable phenomenon of the Canadian Prairies,” said another. The media dubbed the group the Regina Five and, in Bloore’s words, “it was very good for all of us. We hit the jackpot with just one show.” Critic Greenberg visited Emma Lake in 1962 and was so taken by Lochhead’s work that he mentioned him in a 1963 survey essay for Canadian Art magazine, and included one of Lochhead’s paintings in his 1964 PostPainterly Abstraction exhibition in Los Angeles. This appearance, in a show featuring the likes of Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland and Jules Olitski, propelled Lochhead into the front ranks of Canadian painters. “From then on,” wrote Toronto Star critic Sol Littman, “Lochhead led and others followed.” Frustrated by his inability to establish a BFA program at Regina College, Lochhead left Regina in 1964 to become professor of painting at the Universi-


ty of Manitoba. Two of the other Regina Five members—Bloore and Morton—also left Regina during the same period. Lochhead then moved on to York University and finally, in 1975, back to his hometown and the University of Ottawa. There, after spending 20 years engaged almost exclusively in producing abstract art, he shocked some people by returning to his traditionalist roots, painting landscapes, wildlife, clouds and birds. “The pressure to be with it is gone,” he explained to critic Littman. “I don’t need to feel chic, to prove I’m in the mainstream.” Lochhead continued to earn critical acclaim while changing his artistic priorities. A 1980 exhibition of Alberta landscapes at Calgary’s Mira Godard Gallery was described by Calgary Herald critic Nancy Tousley as “good painting by a painter who clearly loves his vocation.” In 1991, Ottawa Citizen critic Nancy Baele wrote that she could feel the sensuality and the romantic atmosphere in an exhibition of Venice-inspired Lochhead oil paintings, Gardens in Time. “Their attraction lies in their fluidity and their empha-

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sis on chromatic harmony. There’s a feeling of balance.” He also earned recognition beyond the boundaries of the art world. In 1971, Lochhead was awarded the Order of Canada “for his contribution to the development of painting, especially in Western Canada, as an artist and teacher.” Since retiring from teaching in 1989 at age 63, Lochhead has been painting full-time in his Gatineau, Quebec, studio, a half-hour’s drive from his Ottawa home. His studio is located in a hemlock spruce forest, and he has been focussing recently on his Interior Forest series of paintings. In Western Canada, his works can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, and the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. During the 1990s, he exhibited works in Toronto, Winnipeg and Ottawa, and he continues to appear regularly in solo and group shows across the country. In October 2004, his quirky depictions of Canadian political and historical figures, painted during the previous 14 years, were featured in a show, On and Off the Hill, at the Ottawa Art Gallery. A major retrospective covering 54 years of his creative output, Kenneth Lochhead: Garden of Light 1948–2002, is on view at Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery January 29 to May 8. “I’m a painter like the next guy is a carpenter,” Lochhead has said. “The more I paint, the more I’m liking it.”

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DO BUSINESS SKILLS AND MARKETING KNOW-HOW BELONG IN ART SCHOOL? BY BEVERLY CRAMP rt school graduates used to be trained almost exclusively in artistic concepts and technical skills. But now Canadian art schools are adding a new language to their curricula. Words such as negotiation, contract writing and marketing are finding their way into art classrooms. Lance Carlson, new Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD) president, raised the issue recently by proclaiming that artists have to be able to make a living and that art schools are the places to teach them how. “If students don’t get these skills in the art schools, they don’t usually get them at all,” he says. “They will have to pick it up by happenstance, which is a hit and miss proposition. “We are in the business of educating artists and designers, and conceptual art skills are one part of it,” continues Carlson. “The other part of a graduate’s success is making sure the rent is paid and being economically stable. We would be missing our mission if we didn’t attend to this.” In Vancouver, a few years back the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design made its professional practice course compulsory. Previously the semesterlong course, which includes instruction on project management, proposal writing and intellectual property, had been an elective. The University of Manitoba School of Art offers a course on portfolio development and presentation, as well as an honour’s thesis seminar. The latter covers professional practice, presentation and marketing, but primarily within the fine art field. “This year our visiting artist lecture series also covers this topic, due to student demand for more of this kind of information,” says Celia Rabinovitch, director of the School of Art. Most business savvy is passed on in casual conversation between students and instructors, says Rabinovitch. She argues that this informality


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often results in inconsistent information and is not the best way to learn about business skills. While Rabinovitch says it is commonly understood that artists are entrepreneurial souls who seek opportunities for professional visibility, she also recognizes there is another element in the art world that views business issues as anti-intellectual. These disparate views have grown out of the historical development of art education and professional development. “The medieval and renaissance artist certainly relied on marketing through their guild and on name recognition – you might even say branding – by becoming known through a certain style,” says Rabinovitch. “When art moved into the academy in the 18th century, the academy promoted its artists as classically trained and superior. The art academies also emphasized the professionalism of their artists, including understanding the properties of their materials and a diversified portfolio. It was only when art moved into the universities after World War II that the distinction between the element of making the work and the concept became strong. A conceptual strategy fit well into the universities’ definition of knowledge as intellectual and it complemented the individualism of abstract expressionism, which emphasized personal expression. Mastery of forms and materials was discounted along with monetary success… they were considered anti-intellectual.” Whether harbouring an intellectual bias or not, some art students are less than eager to learn business skills. “A certain percentage want to learn while others don’t,” says Calgary-based Diane Burroughes, a consultant who coaches business skills to artists. Burroughes says it’s not just students who have to be convinced business skills should be part of the art school line-up. “Some faculty members feel they just need to teach art. But they are already getting paid a good salary. Their students on the other hand have to make their own way. Without business chops, what will be the retention of artists doing their work 10 years after graduation?” Recognizing that artists must make their way in the world motivates Carlson’s drive for including business courses at ACAD. But Carlson is also concerned about communication between artists and the rest of the business world. “I think the modern view of the artist as an isolated individual doing something that few can understand works against artists. They become economically marginalized and don’t carve a niche for themselves. “I think artists do have a role to play in the economy. The arts world has done a horrible job of articulating its worth to the non-art world. We have to learn to make that argument.” Diane Farris, a gallery owner who has thrived for 20 years in the commercial gallery world by finding and establishing emerging artists, acknowledges that recent art school graduates have a better understanding of her side of the business. “Artists have to acknowledge that marketing and promotion are legitimate activities,” Farris says. “These are words that they like to avoid. But I have noticed that newer graduates are more business savvy.” Emily Carr’s Vice President, Academic, Monique Fouquet, says that many business skills are actually quite applicable to an artist’s work. “We make decisions about education that are not always obvious to the students,” she says. “Some of the (business) learning is totally relevant for being an artist. For example grant proposal writing and project management.” Whether it’s about material success, communication with non-art people or practical skills that complement the artistic process, there is growing support for art schools teaching business skills. “Both the university and the art college have a responsibility to prepare students for their future life as an artist or designer, says Rabinovitch. “It is misleading to proclaim that the life of an artist can rest on idealism. In fact, the artists we know about all had good marketing approaches and got visibility any way they could. That’s why we know them.” Beverly Cramp is a Vancouver-based freelance writer.

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andscape painter David Alexander might document the coast of Newfoundland or paint a volcanic wasteland in Iceland, but he keeps returning to a handful of archetypal Canadian vistas. Semi-jokingly referring to them as his “never-ending series of work,” the BC-based artist rattles off his canonic subject matters with reverence: water, open prairie, rock and forest. Not that this split visual allegiance should come as a big surprise. Water: he’s the son of a tugboat operator raised on the sea. Open RIGHT: prairie: up until last year, Saskatchewan had been his home The artist in his studio overfor several decades. Rock: typically this imagery produces his looking the Okanagan Valley. most dramatic work and it’s usually inspired by the hiking trails of the Alberta Rockies. As for forest: he’s depicted woods ABOVE: from Newfoundland to the interior of BC in large part because Mountain Light Reflects, 2004, of his love of canoeing and his well-earned reputation as an acrylic on canvas, 24" x 39 1⁄2" outdoorsperson. These visual tropes might be expressed singly – as with his patented tight-cropped and highly mysterious mountain rock face portraits – or he might mix-and-match his inspirations, depicting a heavily wooded alpine scene centered by an expressive body of water. 44 Galleries West Spring 2005



“It’s always all about the land, even in the water paintings I do. It’s about reflections of the landscape and the inescapability of it all. I just have to look into the water and I get thousands of ideas,” he says. Partially inspired by Claude Monet, Alexander is dedicated to producing work that he calls “all surface,” creating landscapes that shun well-worn vistas. Case in point – why chop off the tops of mountainscapes? Easy: he doesn’t “ever want to paint mountains that have been named or already been done,” aiming for the essence of the place in his evocative paintings. “This is what the landscape feels like, rather than what there is to be seen.” The abbreviated mountain rock faces are all about the process of deconstructing our sense of place – our very “invention of the idea of land” – with an intimate, even claustrophobic portrait that is “what you really see when you go up to see that vista.” An easy conversationalist who loves to talk about the stories and inspirations behind his paintings and the theories and feelings that underlie his practice, Alexander is nothing if not an intense painter. This is not a man who undertakes things lightly. He expresses a profound spirituality in his work, going as far as to quote Simon Schama’s hypothesis in Landscape and Memory that some tracts of land have a spiritual reality that sits alongside their profane uses. In an earlier conversation about a forest-themed series of work, Alexander referred to towering tree portraits done outside of Nelson, BC, as con-

Alexander’s opinion of Canadians’ generally weak sense of stewardship has only intensified since he and his wife built a gorgeous home with a “million-dollar view” on a hill overlooking the Okanagan Valley just outside Kelowna. The artist can’t help noticing that bevies of rich Europeans are buying up whole mountainsides around his new home with every intention of living in their own little green preserves. “You’d need to be a baron in Europe to have that much land and greenery around you. We need to have a bit of that attitude, and fight to make sure Canada stays good for the next 500 years.” As for his new home, Alexander notes with gravity that there is a huge price tag for beauty. He is less than thrilled with all the development he already sees in an area bursting with growth spurred on by wine-connoisseur tourism. Obviously he loves his custom-built, European-flavoured, flatroofed, two-storey house terraced right into the valley-side and boasting his first-ever studio-built-as-a-studio (despite it being the smallest studio he’s had in two decades). But, “the big question is if I want a place in this valley.” When asked if the move and the new digs has changed his art practice, Alexander says that the panoramic vista from this patio may impress visitors, but it’s not the kind of view he’s ever painted. Ironically enough, what did have an impact on his practice was the year he spent semi-homeless waiting for his house to be finished. Alexander ended up painting 150 uncharacteristic small works while

FAR LEFT: Fire Surface, 2004, acrylic on canvas, 52" x 58"


LEFT: Hike Down Last Night, 2004, acrylic on panel, 12" x 9"

taining “cathedral window” views and being all about “height and religiosity.” This spiritual intensity reflects itself humourously in the wacky anthropomorphic connections he projects upon his canvases. Alexander jokingly titled a recent canvas Bully, Nerds in a moment of satirical irreverence because that’s what was evoked by the spatial relationship between a solitary large tree in a stand of punier growth. This great intensity and personal connection to landscape also reflects itself in Alexander’s no-holds-barred advocacy towards more enlightened stewardship vis-à-vis Canada’s natural spaces. “Too many Canadians just don’t know what stewardship means,” the painter says, adding that Canadians are too quick to measure the landscape by its development potential rather than a more environmentally complete concept of space. “I hear really devastating terms used to talk about the land, like opposing ‘farm land’ to ‘scrub brush’, as if scrub land was an area left over from development and not a place in its own right. Elk Island Park is pretty much all scrubby brush land, but it’s also really beautiful.” 46 Galleries West Spring 2005

working out of a small unheated garage-turned-studio last winter. This accident of circumstance awakened a desire to experiment more with form and also to market all the work he wants to make (including his beloved drawings) as opposed to only the larger canvases galleries find easy to sell. “I’m just as thrilled by a painting that’s eight centimeters square as one that’s two by three meters, and I’m going back to painting a series of small paintings later this winter. This is all about turning my back on the art world for a few months and feeling like I’m a student again.” An exhibition of new works by David Alexander runs February 20 to March 6 at Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon. Alexander is represented by: Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver and Toronto; Virginia Christopher Fine Art in Calgary; Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton; Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon; Galerie d’Avignon, Montreal; Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON; Wallack Galleries, Ottawa; James Baird Gallery in St. John's, Nfld; and Art First, London, England. Gilbert A. Bouchard is a visual arts writer in Edmonton



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At the centre of Calgary. At the centre of the art scene. A new idea. A new place.

At the heart of Calgary’s art and culture scene is a must-visit for artists and art lovers alike. Art Central is a new concept featuring artist studios, galleries, fine art craft, art services and events—all under one roof. Dine in the unique new restaurant, The Siding Café, or enjoy a respite in The Palette Coffeehouse, the latest offerings from the Murietta’s group.

GALLERIES Dashwood Galleries Quab Gallery Influx Gallery Be-Art Gallery Museum of Bioempathic Phenomena STUDIOS Audrey Mabee Studio Vangool Design & Typography Mary Pat Jewellery Studio Flat Frames and Jet Prints Maryanne’s Eden Studio Austin-Beech Fine Art Studio Conceptual Edge Studio Calgary Transition to Independence Chester Arts Studio 3 Sides of a Circle Studio K Squared Studio UP Studio

Browse, mingle, discover, indulge. Art Central— a place for everything art, a place for the soul.

Leasing opportunities available Contact Rob Mabee 403 543 9900


SHOPS ShiSoMiSo Design Ted Smith Picture Framing CAFÉS The Siding Café

Centre Street and Seventh Avenue Downtown Calgary STUDIOS





Fosbrooke Fine Arts

Zelda Nelson

THE QUEST GALLERY 105 Banff Ave, Box 1046 Banff, AB T1L 1B1 T. 403-762-2722 F. 403-760-2782 Public Galleries WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY 107 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1020 Stn 40 Banff, AB T1L 1H5 T. 403-762-6281 F. 403-762-6659 WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160, 111 Bear St Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919 Located on a spectacular site beside the Bow River in downtown Banff. Discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Rockies. The Museum offers guided tours of Banff’s heritage log homes and cabins; historic walking tours of the Banff townsite; and exhibition tours of the galleries. Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm. BRAGG CREEK, AB


Commercial Gallery THE ALICAT GALLERY PO Box 463 Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-3777 F. 403-949-3777 Located about 30 minutes west of Calgary, the gallery opened in 1987. It represents more than 100 local and Western Canadian artists and artisans working in oils, acrylics and watercolours. Native art, ceramics, carvings, sculpture and ironwork of the finest quality are also shown. Daily 11 am - 5:30 pm. CALGARY, AB NOTE: Some numbers on the Calgary Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity.

Susana Espinoza

Artist-run Galleries EMMEDIA GALLERY & PRODUCTION SOCIETY 203-351 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0C7 T. 403-263-2833 F. 403-232-8372 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

Peter Ivens

FOSBROOKE FINE ARTS Downtown Calgary 2nd Floor Penny Lane Mall 211A. 513 8th AV SW Tel (403) 294-1362

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Gallery Hours Monday to Friday 10.00 to 6:00 pm Saturday 10.00 to 5:30 pm

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 ART MODE GALLERY 399 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2S 0A5 T. 403-508-1511 F. 403-508-1510 Located just minutes from the downtown core, this 3,000 square foot gallery is home to more than 50 Canadian artists and several internationally-renowned artists. Many styles and media are represented including eastern and western Canadian landscapes. Also located in Edmonton and Ottawa. Open every day. ARTISTS OF THE WORLD 514 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0C8 T. 403-244-8123 F. 403-229-9687 Calgary’s largest and most eclectic art destination, this beautifully-renovated 20,000 sq. ft. heritage building features a vast fine art display, memorabilia and rare custom and vintage motorcycles. The facility boasts a dance floor, theatre room and multiple plasma screens as well as being fully equipped to host events for up to 800 people. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. 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. ARTVIEW EXPOSITIONS GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SE Crossroads Market 2nd lvl Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-689-1428 F. 403-288-6836 The gallery is dedicated to promoting Alberta art with monthly changing exhibitions of emerging and established Alberta artists, as well as the art of owner/artist Elizabeth Laishley. Specializing in contemporary paintings, sculptures, original miniature art objects and limited edition prints. Fri 4 pm - 9 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. BE-ART GALLERY 100 7 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-2484 The gallery features culturally significant artwork influenced by historically rich European traditions. There is an ever-changing selection of emerging and established artists reflecting a broad range of styles, subject and media. Patrons will find the artwork intellectually challenging and aesthetically appealing. Tues to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm. COLLECTOR’S GALLERY 1332 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G OT3 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. Recently relocated from 17th Avenue. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. COUNTERFLUX ART CENTRE 1336 9 Ave SE - lower level Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-313-2800 Calls itself “the art gallery for the rest of us” with great art, low prices and a comfortable, nonintimidating environment. They feature a wide variety of artists, styles and media with openings are on the last Thursday of every month. Offering seminars on art collecting, Meet the Artist nights, and other events. Wed to Fri noon - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am - 4 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 semi-abstract. 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: 1 866 425-5373 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. 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. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 1111 11 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 The Herringer Kiss Gallery represents provocative and innovative contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 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 mid-career 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. INFLUX JEWELLERY GALLERY U1-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-7527 F. 403-266-7524 Representing over 30 Canadian and international artists, from emerging to established, INFLUX offers a unique collection of contemporary art jewellery and wearable art. Work ranges from rings and brooches to hand bags and scarves while materials span from precious metals and gemstones to rubber, steel, wood and found objects. Exhibitions change monthly. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 6 pm. 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. Relocating in early 2005. Call for details. 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. Relocating in early 2005 to 2115 4 St SW. 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 Whitford, local wood carver; Nancy Dawson, West Coast jeweller; Ernie Scoles, Cree painter; as well as a large selection of Navajo sandpaintings, Inuit soapstones and traditional and contemporary turquoise jewellery. Mon to Wed 10 am - 6 pm, Thur - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Seasonal hours may be in effect, please call. MYKEN WOODS FINE ART 1235 26 Ave SE 2nd lvl Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-606-8414 In business since 1985, representing: ceramics by Jim Etzkorn, Lap Lam and Chu Hon Sun; paintings and sculpture by Helena Hadala, Cherry Deacon, Paresh Athparia, Amy Loewan, Morley Hollenberg, George Koller, Jimmy Golden, John McDowell, Liu Landing, Ferdinando Spina, Catherine Huang Tam, Alma Newton and Myken Woods. Commissions and framing. Fri 4 pm - 9 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. NEWZONES GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART 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, 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, Cybele Young, et al. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 722 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 Spring 2005 Galleries West 51

April 2005 Omens 8, acrylic on canvas, 8" x 8"

Maggie Cole

709 - 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 403.265.5458 •

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 QUAB GALLERY 212-100 7 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-261-2855 F. 403-261-4855 An intriguing art gallery environment with edgy surroundings where the work of Canadian artists is exhibited in an atmosphere of unobtrusive intimacy. With a special Quebec/Alberta connection, Quab wants the viewer to delve into the mind of the artist and be transported into a world that has been created just for them. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm, and by appt. 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. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm. SKEW GALLERY 1615 10 Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 T. 403-244-4445 A recently-opened contemporary art gallery, offering an opportunity for both the uninitiated and the seasoned collector to view or acquire a dynamic range of painting, sculpture and photography from across Canada. Specializing in theme group exhibitions, with a focus on presenting topical art in an informed context. Monthly rotation of shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appt. STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY 2nd level, Bow Valley Square III, 251, 255 - 5 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 3G6 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981 Specializing in fine art orginals by distinguished Canadian artists of national and international acclaim for 25 years. Offers an excellent selection of outstanding paintings and sculptures in landscapes, florals, still life, and figurative in contemporary and traditional styles. Mon to Sat 10 am 5 pm. STONE FISH ARTS 1403a 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0T4 T. 403-640-2381 Stone Fish is a warm and inviting urban gallery housed within a charming historic space in the heart of Inglewood. The gallery proudly showcases original works of both emerging and established contemporary artists and photographers. Stone Fish’s relaxed yet creatively charged atmosphere truly connects artists with collectors and art lovers alike. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Thur till 7 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.



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THE PETERS GALLERY 100-550 6 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0S2 T. 403-269-3475 F. 403-269-3475 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 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur till 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm.

TREPANIERBAER 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 816 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-4346 F. 403-262-9644 Dealer since 1980 in major works by established Canadian contemporary artists. 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. New location. 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, Les Thomas, 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 ARTPOINT GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1139 - 11 St SE Calgary, AB T2G 3G1 T. 403-265-6867 F. 403-265-6867 Housed just behind the CPR tracks in Ramsay, the gallery is home to over 40 artists and members of the artpoint society. In the Upstairs and Downstairs Galleries, members and invited art groups show their work in monthly changing exhibitions — from painting to sculpture; photography to textiles. Turn E from 8 St onto 11 Ave SE and follow gravel road. Thurs & Fri 1 pm - 5 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, or by appt. 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 handblown 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. Public Galleries ALLIANCE FRANCAISE GALLERY 1221 2 St SW, 2nd floor Calgary, AB T2R 0W5 T. 403-245-5662 F. 403-244-3911

Located in the heritage Memorial Park Building, the Alliance Francaise 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 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 their own eclectic, international collections. Daily 9 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm. Adult $14; Sen $10.50; Stu $9; under 6 free; family $43.75. Glenbow Shop open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur till 9 pm. ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682 LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8 By Millarville, 16 km south of Calgary off Hwy 22 west Calgary, Alberta T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 Situated on 80 acres of rolling foothills 15 minutes southwest of Calgary, the former home of landscape painter A.C. Leighton represents 50 years in Canadian landscape painting. Changing exhibitions and workshops on painting techniques for various skill levels from beginners to accomplished artists. Located south on Macleod Tr to Spruce Meadows Tr west to 37 St (Hwy 773) and south (then west and south) to 266 Ave W (bottom of big hill, west and south on winding road) to Leighton Centre. Museum entrance 50 yds south of Centre. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. MARION NICOLL GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7625 F. 403-289-6682 MUSEUM OF THE REGIMENTS GALLERIES 4520 Crowchild Tr SW Calgary, AB T3E 1T8 T. 403-240-9723 F. 403-686-1280 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). 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.


Neil Patterson, OPAM Early Morning Oil on Canvas 30” x 40”

CAMROSE, AB Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 1 888 672-8401 Fresh, vibrant and alive describe both the artwork and the experience when you visit this recently restored gallery. You will discover a diverse group of both emerging and established artists all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appt.

403-949-3777 • The Alicat Gallery has been in operation since 1987, and specializes in Western Canadian art. Located about 30 minutes west of Calgary in Bragg Creek, Alberta.

5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401

CANMORE, AB Commercial Galleries ELEVATION 1309 204-709 Main St Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 Established in 1980, the gallery features original paintings, both abstract and representational, primarily by local artists, along 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. Phone for hours.

Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists:

In Unison, 40" x 48", oil on canvas by Audrey Pfannmuller

Beaver, Brager, Cheng, Connor, Cote, deJager, Forester, Hogger, Jacobs, Johnson, Mack, Mitts, Peters, Pfannmuller, Roszewski, Richter, Stieben, Thiessen, Tweedy, Zasadny and many more.

Art Supplies, Complete Framing Department, Prints, Posters, Gifts

Original artwork in different media by Canadian artists.

Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 COCHRANE, AB Commercial Galleries 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, 15 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

Lorna Dockstader, “Mount Rundle”

Acrylic on canvas, 20"x 24"

Seeking Seasons Variations Four seasons painted in four media. A solo exhibition by


Glenmore Landing 1600 - 90 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2V 5A8 Tel (403) 258-0555 • Spring 2005 Galleries West 53

pm - 5 pm. In Cochrane, 15 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A. FERNTREE GALLERY & FRAMING 2-505 1 St W, Box 366 Cochrane, AB T4C 1A6 T. 403-932-7335 F. 403-932-4711 DIDSBURY, AB Commercial Gallery GILDED GALLERY 106-2034 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 shows more than 120 works by over 20 artists. The approachable and welcoming atmosphere is ideal for browsing and buying. Full custom framing services available. Portrait commissions by Sharon Dunbar. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appt. EDMONTON, AB NOTE: Some numbers on the Edmonton Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity. Jean E. Tait Rising Into The Webbed Sky 15" x 20" acrylic

118 - 2 Avenue W, Cochrane, AB (20 minutes west of Calgary)

(403) 932-3030 •

Originals & Limited Edition Prints ¥ Ceramics ¥ Inuit Sculptures ¥ Conservation Framing

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 Established in 1982 as an independent, cooperatively-run fine art printshop, the SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists) mandate is to promote, facilitate and communicate print and printrelated contemporary production. A complete print shop and related equipment are available to members. Ten exhibitions are scheduled each year. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries AGNES BUGERA GALLERY 12310 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-482-2854 F. 780-482-2591 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. Part of St. Albert Art Walk. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. ART MODE GALLERY 12220 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K3 T. 780-453-1555 Located just minutes from downtown, in the Gallery Walk district, the gallery is home to more than 50 Canadian artists and several internationally renowned artists. Many styles and media are represented including eastern and western Canadian landscapes. Art Mode Gallery is also located in Calgary and Ottawa.

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BANYAN TREE GALLERY 10336 107 St Edmonton, AB T5J 1K2 T. 780-425-2727 F. 780-425-9037 This recently-opened gallery in the loft district focuses on established and emerging contemporary artists from India and Pakistan. The art is sought after by international collectors and has been selected to appeal to both collectors and those with a burgeoning interest in South Asian images. Complemented by antique Asian furniture, artbooks and jewellery. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 6 pm, Thur till 8 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 storefront gallery and studio, in the Mill Creek area of Old Strathcona, features the work of Edmonton artist Christl Bergstrom. Over the winter, the gallery will feature a series of oil paintings on the theme of “Family”. The gallery also displays other recently completed work on a variety of themes including still lifes, portraits, nudes and landscapes. Mon to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat by appt. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt. 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. Selected a “Top 100 Art And Framing Retailer” by Decor Home magazine in both 2003 and 2004. 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.

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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. JOHNSON GALLERY SOUTH SIDE 7711 85 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3B4 T. 780-465-6171 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 10614 124 St Edmonton, AB T5N 1S3 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


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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, Sun noon - 5 pm. NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY EDMONTON 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. 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 Blvd - West Edmonton Mall 8882 170 St Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2 T. 780-444-1024 F. 780-443-1414 VANDERLEELIE GALLERY 10183 112 St Edmonton, AB T5K 1M1 T. 780-452-0286 F. 780-451-1615 Representing, since 1992, Canadian and European painters and sculptors at various stages of their professional development, Directors Robert and Elizabeth Vanderleelie share the conviction that showmanship is vitally important in distinguishing their gallery. Their creativity, enthusiasm, and technical know-how inform every aspect of the 15 exhibitions they mount every year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 Established in 1975, this fine art gallery is known for representing leading artists from across Canada — paintings, sculpture and glass art in traditional and contemporary styles. Exhibitions via e-mail available by request. Second location in Victoria. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Cooperative Galleries THE STUDIO GALLERY 143 Grandin Park Plaza 22 Sir Winston Churchill Ave St Albert, AB T8N 1B4 T. 780-460-5990 F. 780-458-7871 Public Galleries ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 10186 106 St Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4

T. 780-488-5900 F. 780-488-8855 Alberta’s only public gallery dedicated to fine craft presents four exhibitions in the main gallery each year. The Discovery Gallery features new 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 9103 95 Ave Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 ab/index.html HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 The Arts Centre delivers a variety of services to both artists and the community, and acts as an essential alternative site for the presentation, distribution and promotion of contemporary art. The gallery presents 10 five-week exhibitions, from local, provincial and national artists, collectives and arts organizations as well as an annual members’ show. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon 4 pm. MULTICULTURAL PUBLIC ART GALLERY 5411 51 St Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7 T. 780-963-2777 F. 780-963-0233 Spring 2005 Galleries West 55

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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

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THE 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 art-related issues. Tues to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm, Sat, Sun 11 am - 5 pm, closed holidays. 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 non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. FORT MCMURRAY, AB

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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.

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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 is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2005 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. 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. Other locations at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler, BC. Daily 8 am - 10 pm. 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. LETHBRIDGE, AB Commercial Galleries COULEE RIDGE ART GALLERY Lethbridge Centre Mall, 217-200 4 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C9 T. 403-380-2210 F. 403-380-2219 JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341 For more than ten years the gallery has presented a wide variety of Canadian contemporary landscape and wildlife art in all media, including pieces by owner and professional artist, Jerry Arnold, who works from his studio in the gallery. Both original works and limited edition prints and serigraphs, bronze and Inuit stone sculpture, and glass art. Custom framing service. Mon to Sat 9 am - 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 Formerly the Trianon Ballroom (1930s-1960s), the gallery is an informal mix between a gallery and an architectural office. Its open space and philosophy allows for creative community responses. Exhibitions range from nationallyrenowned artists to aspiring students. A second exhibition space, Le Petit Trianon is now open downstairs. Public Galleries BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118

SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 One of Canada’s foremost public galleries, SAAG fosters the work of contemporary visual artists who push the boundaries of their medium. Regularly changing exhibitions are featured in three distinct gallery spaces. Learning programs, film screenings and special events further contribute to local culture. Gift Shop and a Resource Library. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART GALLERY W600, Centre for the Arts, 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 T. 403-329-2666 F. 403-382-7115

BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES ABBOTSFORD, BC Commercial Gallery CHARISMA GALLERY 33339 S Fraser Way Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B2 T. 604-852-3999 F. 604-852-3315 Toll Free: 1 866 852-3999 Founded in 1983, the gallery shows a wide selection of original artworks and limited edition prints by Canadian and international artists. Owner Rod Bishop is pleased at the development of a West Coast style of art and notes its emergence in the collector community. He has an ongoing commitment to connect the artist with the collector in a relaxed atmosphere. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm.

MEDICINE HAT, AB COURTENAY, BC Commercial Gallery 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. OKOTOKS, AB Public Gallery THE STATION CULTURAL CENTRE PO Bag 20, 53 North Railway St Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1 T. 403-938-3204 F. 403-938-8963 RED DEER, AB Public Gallery RED DEER & DISTRICT MUSEUM 4525 47a Ave Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 WATERTON LAKES, 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, AB TOK 2MO T. 866-859-2220 WILDWOOD, AB Commercial Gallery WILDWOOD GALLERY AND STUDIO Box 623, 5410 50 St Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0 T. 780-325-3904 F. 780-325-3907 To advertise your gallery in Sources, please call 403234-7097 (from Calgary) or toll free 866-697-2002 (elsewhere in Canada).

Public Gallery COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 367 4 St Courtenay, BC V9N 1G8 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287

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INVERMERE, BC Commercial Galleries BAVIN GLASSWORKS 4884A Athalmer Road RR 3 Invermere, BC V0A 1K3 T. 250-342-6816 Established in 1988, the Glassworks is a handson, father-and-son, working operation with an inhouse hot glass shop, glass beadmaking shop and glass fusing shop where visitors can watch the artists work. The attached gallery displays their art and that of 37 other artists who work in glass, clay and metal. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat till 5:30 pm. (Also open Sun, mid-May to mid-Sep.)

VANDERLEELIE GALLERY 10183 - 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1M1 tel: 780.452.0286 web: hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada

THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565 KAMLOOPS, BC Commercial Galleries HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 101-125 4th Ave Kamloops, BC V2C 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 STUDENT ARTWORKS GALLERY 13-450 Lansdowne St Kamploops, BC V2C 1Y3 T. 250-377-3531 Toll Free: 1 877 888-3531 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 Galleries 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 ART ARK GALLERY 135-1295 Cannery Lane Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-862-5080 F. 250-862-5049

10209-99 Street Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2H3 Ph: (780) 532-8111 Fax: (780) 539-9522 e-mail:

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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 introducing 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.

Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 T. 250-754-1750

GEERT MAAS SCULPTURE GARDENS AND GALLERY 250 Reynolds Road Kelowna, BC V1V 2G7 T. 250-860-7012 F. 250-860-0494

Commercial Gallery THE LLOYD GALLERY 598 Main St Penticton, BC V2A 5C7 T. 250-492-4484 Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through four large viewing galleries hung French salon-style. Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and sculptures depict the many faces of the Okanagan, Canada, Europe and Asia. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.

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 extraordinary 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. 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). TUTT STREET GALLERY 9-3045 Tutt St Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 Visitors will find outstanding original Canadian art works by regionally and nationallyacclaimed artists — in oils, acrylics and water colour, as well as magnificent steel sculptures. There is an exciting variety of work from representational to abstract, to suit all fine art preferences. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm or by appt. 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. NANAIMO, BC Commercial Gallery GALLERY 223 223 Commercial St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G8 T. 250-741-1188 F. 250-741-0868 Whether it’s a classic coastal landscape or something funky by innovative and engaging new artists, Gallery 223 offers a fresh approach to enjoying fine art — an extraordinary selection of original paintings, ceramics, glass, wood carvings and stone sculptures in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Artist’s studios, art education facilities, an art supplies store and custom framing. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. (Also Sun from Apr - Sep.) 58 Galleries West Spring 2005


Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF THE SOUTH OKANAGAN 199 Marina Way Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 The gallery presents contemporary art and historical exhibitions of both established and emerging artists in four exhibition spaces. A place of inquiry, interest and enjoyment, the AGSO proudly promotes Okanagan as well as provincial and national artists. Admission: Adults $2, students and children free, weekends free. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm. PRINCE GEORGE, 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 QUALICUM BAY, BC Commercial Gallery QUALICUM BAY SEASIDE GALLERY 6161 West Island Highway Qualicum Bay, BC V9K 2E3 T. 250-757-9180 SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC Commercial Galleries BLUE HORSE FOLK ART GALLERY 175 North View Dr Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1A9 T. 250-537-0754 J. MITCHELL GALLERY 3104 Grace Point Square, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 3-110 Purvis Lane Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S5 T. 250-537-1589 F. 250-537-9766 Toll Free: 1 800 474-6705 The largest gallery on the island, located on the water’s edge, is the charming setting for popular island artist, Jill Louise Campbell. Her impressionist paintings of the American Southwest, Europe, Pacific Northwest and now Tibet, are collected by thousands of clients each year. Open daily year round with extended summer hours 9 am - 10 pm. LANDING PARTY FINE ART GALLERY 2191 North End Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1E1 T. 250-537-8447 Toll Free: 1 800 371-6444

MORLEY MYERS GALLERY & STUDIO 7-315 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-537-4898 F. 250-537-4828 NICOLA WHESTON STUDIO AND GALLERY 5-315 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2X4 T. 250-537-4922 PEGASUS GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART Mouat’s Mall, 1-104 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-2421 F. 250-537-5590 THUNDERBIRD GALLERY 3105-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-8448 F. 250-537-9233 Toll Free: 1 877 537-8448

pm; (Winter) Wed and Sat 1 pm - 6 pm or by appt. GREATER VANCOUVER NOTE: Some numbers on the Vancouver Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity.

Artist-run Galleries ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 206 Carrall Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 T. 604-689-2907 F. 604-689-2907 ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912 GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196

SECHELT, BC Public Gallery SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 5714 Medusa, Box 1565 Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 T. 604-885-5412 F. 604-885-6192 SIDNEY, BC, 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 notably by Clement Kwan SCA, and Glenn Howarth RCA and figurative and wildlife sculpture in stone. Affordable prices. Tues to Sat 11 am- 5 pm, Sun noon -5 pm. MAIN STREET GALLERY 1-2449 Beacon Ave Sidney, BC V8L 1X7 T. 250-656-6246 F. 250-652-6249 PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave, Landmark Bldg. Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 Toll Free: 1 877 787-1896 Gallery offers original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale both onsite and through a comprehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm. ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY 102-2537 Beacon Ave, Sidney Cannery Building Sidney, BC V8L 1Y3 T. 250-655-6466 F. 250-655-6477 WHITE PELICAN GALLERY 0732B First St Sidney, BC V8L 3C9 T. 604-656-7066 SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN, BC Commercial Gallery GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Road, PO Box 3109 Silver Star Mountain, BC V1B 3M1 T. 250-503-0822 F. 250-503-0822 The gallery proudly represents a talented group of Okanagan, British Columbian and Canadian artists, some of them well-established and highly accomplished, others just emerging, but all of them work in a distinctive and original style — oils, acrylics, watercolours, scrimshaw, sculpture, pottery. (Summer) Thur and Sat 2 pm - 6

GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073 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 840 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6C 1C8 T. 604-876-7705 F. 604-876-1196 Their new location offers a New York-style setting with an eclectic group of artists, from classical European to cutting edge digital. Featuring fine contemporary paintings, photography and sculpture. Mon to Sat 11 am - 8 pm. AMATI ART GALLERY B6-4255 Arbutus St, Lower Level Arbutus Village Square Vancouver, BC V6J 4R1 T. 604-736-9813 APPLETON GALLERIES 1451 Hornby St Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8 T. 604-685-1715 F. 604-685-1721 ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 ART 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. ARTZCO GALLERY 1025 Cambie St Vancouver, BC V6B 5L7 T. 604-683-8225 F. 604-683-9626 ATELIER GALLERY 2421 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-732-3021 BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 BAU-XI (boe she) means “great gift.” Opened in 1965, it is the oldest contemporary gallery in Vancouver. A second location in Toronto in 1976 established Bau-Xi as a national gallery representing about 50 artists, from established senior artists to emerging talent. Pivotal artists, who form part of Canadian art history, represented by the gallery include Maxwell Bates, Joseph Plaskett, Alistair Bell, Ted Godwin and Don Jarvis. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. BEL ART GALLERY 2171 Deep Cove Rd North Vancouver, BC V7G 1S8 T. 604-924-3719 F. 604-924-3719 BJORNSON KAJIWARA GALLERY 1727 W 3rd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-738-3500 F. 604-738-0204 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 distinguishing emerging talent. A second location opened in Palm Desert, Ca in 2001. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. 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 CH ART GALLERY 323 Jervis St, Coal Harbour, Escala Vancouver, BC V6C 3P8 T. 604-688-3269 F. 604-688-3269

JANUARY - GROUP SHOW Ted Godwin, Kenneth Lochhead, Alain Attar, and Stuart Slind

COASTAL PEOPLES FINE ARTS GALLERY 1024 Mainland St Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248

FEBRUARY - GROUP SHOW Tim Schouten, Brian Atyeo, Bill Laing, Jim Stokes, and Camrose Ducote

COVAN ART GALLERY 3778 W 10th Ave Vancouver, AB V6R 2G4 T. 604-225-0388 F. 604-225-0399 DANCING CRANES ORIENTAL FINE ARTS 807 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6C 1B4 T. 604-688-3835 F. 604-688-3865

MARCH 19 - APRIL 2 Rod Charlesworth: New works

APRIL 23 - MAY 12 Sheila Norgate: New works

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 DORIAN RAE COLLECTION 410 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5 T. 604-874-6100 DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY 2335 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293 DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1558 West 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading Contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the International playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as International. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt. EAGLE SPIRIT GALLERY 1803 Maritime Mews (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC T. 604-801-5205 Toll Free: 1 888 801-5277 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

Wallace Galleries Ltd 500 - 5th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 3L5 Tel: 403-262-8050 Fax: 403-264-7112 • Member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada

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First Nations Art

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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 siongallery/index.html 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 EXPOSURE GALLERY 851 Beatty St Vancouver, BC V6B 2M6 T. 604-688-9501 FEDERATION GALLERY 1241 Cartwright St Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7 T. 604-681-8534 The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island offers sale, exhibition and gallery rental opportunities to members. New exhibitions are usually scheduled every two weeks throughout the year. Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm (mid-May - Aug), 10 am - 4 pm (Sep - mid May). GALA GALLERY 1771 Marine Dr West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J5 T. 604-913-1059 60 Galleries West Spring 2005

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The gallery focuses on original paintings by contemporary Canadian and international artists with established market values — often through recorded auction results — and potential for further appreciation. Also offering bronze sculptures — both original works and limited editions. Tue to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm, and by appt. GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 HARRISON GALLERIES 2932 Granville Street 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. HAVANA GALLERY 1212 Commercial Dr Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 T. 604-253-9119 F. 604-253-9181 HEFFEL GALLERY LTD 2247 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-6505 F. 604-732-4245 HILL’S NATIVE ART 165 Water St (Gastown) Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7 T. 604-685-4249 F. 604-637-0098 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. IAN TAN GALLERY 2202 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 778-863-2103 Opening April 2005. 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 abo-

riginal 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. JACANA GALLERY 2435 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 The vitality generated by a truly original approach to art is the inspiration for Jacana’s fusion of Asian antiques and contemporary art. A fresh source of inspiration comes from artists including Claire Coutelle, Heather Craig, Joseph Evershot, Alex Ignatius, Cybele Ironside, Peng Liu, Kelly Milton, Timothy Nash and Pim Sekeris. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445 Established in 1990, representing important traditional and significant contemporary Canadian artists, this eclectic gallery features quality original works of art - paintings, sculptures and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and seasoned collectors in making informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY 2928 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964 KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444

LAMBERT’S GALLERY & SHOP 2492 West 41 Ave Vancouver, BC V6M 2A7 T. 604-263-1111 The gallery offers a variety of artwork — from colourful, stylized still lifes to realistic landscapes as well as sculptures, glassworks and furniture in a warm and friendly environment. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appt. 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 encourages browsing of their large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well-known native artists as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm. LINDALANDO FINE ART 2001 W 41 Ave Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y7 T. 604-266-6010 F. 604-266-6010 Specializing in Canadian historical paintings as well as representing many fine artists, both local and national. Quality historical works by the Group of Seven, Canadian Group of Painters and many of Canada’s early impressionists can often be found there. Clients are invited to peruse Canadian art books and paintings and to enjoy the visual, cultural education offered. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Note new location. MAG 2675 W 4th Ave Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 siongallery/index.html 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 308 Water St Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6 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 MICHEL BLAIS GALLERY 900 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4 T. 604-688-4520 F. 604-688-4530 Toll Free: 1 800 404-2122 The energy of vivid colours and the music-filled atmosphere complement art ranging from controversial nude abstracts to beautiful contemporary art. As well as showing works of internationally-known artists, the gallery gives exhibition opportunities to young, fresh, local and eastern Canadian artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

MONTE CLARK GALLERY 2339 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-730-5000 F. 604-730-5050 NEW-SMALL & STERLING GLASS STUDIO 1440 Old Bridge Rd (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-681-6730 F. 604-681-6747 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. 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

Toni Onley

GALLERY 1539 Johnston Road . White Rock . BC V4B 3Z6 604 . 535 . 7445 1 . 888 . 872 . 3107

Celebrating Canadian art since 1989

RENDEZ-VOUS ART GALLERY 671 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 2E5 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466 ROMANOV GALLERY 875 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6C 3N9 T. 604-687-6968 F. 604-687-6286 SHARING THE SPIRIT NATIVE ART GALLERY 232-757 W Hastings St, Sinclair Centre Vancouver, BC V6C 1A1 T. 604-438-1111 F. 604-437-4511 SIMON PATRICH GALLERIES 2329 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-733-2662 F. 604-733-2282 SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 8 Water St Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116 SPIRITS OF THE NORTH 2327 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-733-8516 F. 604-733-2282

Nicola Prinsen, Newborn Calf, bronze, 30" tall.

Dynamic and open-minded, Kurbatoff Art Gallery offers a wide spectrum of styles and directions of contemporary art: from old masters’ sophisticated techniques to decorative playfulness of colours. The gallery is focused on the promotion of mostly Canadian artists, from emerging and mid-career to well-established. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm and by appt.

original fine art • sculpture serigraphs • etchings • ceramics exceptional framing Ph. 604-538-4452 toll-free 1-877-974-4278 1247 Johnston Road, White Rock, BC V4B 3Y9

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2235 Granville Street, Vancouver BC CANADA T. 604 732-5353 • F. 604 732-5669

THE ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427

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

THE STUDIO ART GALLERY Box 396, 350 Centre Rd, Lions Bay Centre West Vancouver, BC V0N 2E0 T. 604-921-7865 F. 604-921-7865 Located 7 mins past Horseshoe Bay, a gallery well worth seeking out. The owner features emerging artists as well as established artists including E.J. Hughes, Michael Tickner, Dan Varnals, Peter Holmes, Amanda Martinson and others. Also offers original giftware. Check with gallery for Vancouver shows. Mon, Wed to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat till 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm, closed Tues. 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.

Specializing in 19th and 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints. Offers a wide range of fine art services including framing, restoration and appraisals.

Vancouver, BC V6C 2E5 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878

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

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Jack Shadbolt, Autumn Garden, 1962, gouache, 22" x 31"

TRACEY LAWRENCE GALLERY 1531 W 4th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 16 T. 604-730-2875 F. 604-730-2870 UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 800-730-8825 VAN DOP GALLERY 421 Richmond St New Westminster, BC V3L 4C4 T. 604-521-7887 F. 604-293-6625 Toll Free: 1 888 981-9886 VERGE GALLERY 152 East 8 Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 1R7 T. 604-873-8478 F. 604-873-8479 Relocating in early 2005. 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 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

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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 STUDIO BLUE 1494-4 Old Bridge St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-725-9612 Public Galleries ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 anctr/index.html 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 LA GALERIE DU CENTRE 1551 West 7 Ave. Le Centre Culturel Francophone Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-736-9806 F. 604-736-4661 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


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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. SURREY ART GALLERY 13750 88 Ave Surrey, BC V3W 3L1 T. 604-501-5566 F. 604-501-5581 VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 VERNON, BC Cooperative Gallery GALLERY VERTIGO 3001 31 St - upstairs Vernon, BC V1T 5H8 T. 250-503-2297 Public Gallery VERNON ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096 As part of its commitment to fostering an appreciation of the visual arts for all members of the community, the gallery exhibits, collects and preserves regional, national and international art of the

est possible standards in all media in order to educate, inspire and encourage participation. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. VICTORIA, BC NOTE: Some numbers on the Victoria Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity.

Artist-run Galleries MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING 1442 Haultain St. Victoria, BC 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 premium-quality work by established and emerging First Nation’s artists of Canada’s Northwest Coast. In the South Pacific, the work of master carvers still living a village lifestyle is selected on-site by gallery staff. Mon to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 Especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, the gallery considers itself a showcase for contemporary British Columbia, Canadian and international art, serving both corporate and private collectors — those new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. BRENTWOOD BAY LODGE & SPA FINE ART GALLERY 849 Verdier Ave Victoria, BC V8M 1C5 T. 250-544-5110 F. 250-544-2069 Toll Free: 1 888 544-2079 gallery.html 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, award-winning garden of a renovated house from the turn of the century, Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle produce a wide range of work, mainly in high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-a-kind pieces for decoration or contemplation to an excellent selection of functional pottery for everyday use. One half hour north of Victoria via Hwy 1, Exit 10 to Hwy 14 (Sooke Rd) and Metchosin Rd. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. DALES GALLERY 537 Fisgard St Victoria, BC V8W 1R3 T. 250-383-1552 F. 250-383-1552 EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328 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 - 5:30 pm. GALLERY ON HERALD 545 Herald St Victoria, BC V8W 1S5 T. 250-480-7180 Spring 2005 Galleries West 63


AVENUE GALLERY 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 JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 636 Fort St Victoria, BC V8W 3V2 T. 250-383-6779 F. 250-383-5876 Toll Free: 1 866 383-6777 Centrally-located on Fort St in the heart of Victoria, you will enjoy the impressionist watercolours by popular Salt Spring Island artist, Jill Louise Campbell. Her impressionist paintings of the American Southwest, Europe, Pacific Northwest and now Tibet, are collected by thousands of clients each year. The gallery is open daily year round.


PHILIP MIX CADENCE - A NEW SERIES 2184 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T 250-598-2184 • F 250-598-2185 •

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MARINE ADVENTURE GALLERY 105 - 19 Dallas Rd (at 21 Dallas Rd) Victoria, BC V8V 4Z9 T. 250-361-3684 F. 250-361-3685 MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 ON CANVAS 538-B Yates St Victoria, BC V8W 1K8 T. 250-385-8090 F. 250-385-8090 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 d_cor. 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 AT MATTICK’S FARM 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 T. 250-658-8333 F. 250-658-8373 THE GALLERY AT SIXTY DALLAS 10-60 Dallas Rd Victoria, BC V8V 1A2 T. 250-658-8363 F. 250-658-8373

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Victoria’s premiere commercial art gallery with 4000 sq. ft. of outstanding original contemporary art



UPSTAIRS - 1619 STORE STREET, VICTORIA, BC V8W 3K3 TEL.: (250) 381-3422 • FAX: (250) 381-7374 •

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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 Established in Edmonton in 1975, Dan and Lana Hudon opened a second Gallery located in the heart of downtown Victoria in 1994. Visitors are encouraged to explore and select from a wide range of styles and prices, from emerging to established artists and to purchase with confidence. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am 5 pm, Sun/Holidays noon - 4 pm. WINCHESTER GALLERIES 2260 Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1G7 T. 250-595-2777 F. 250-595-2310 Exclusive fine art dealers handling Canadian historical and contemporary art. Opened in 1974, the gallery has been under the ownership of Gunter H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994 and in 2003 has moved to its own building in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks both here and in a second downtown gallery at 1010 Broad St. 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. COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA G6-1001 Douglas St Victoria, BC V8W 2C5 T. 250-381-2787 F. 250-383-9155 HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY GALLERY 1150 Douglas St, 1 Bay Centre, 4th Flr Victoria, BC V8W 2C8 T. 250-385-1311 Extn: 503 F. 250-385-9247 Paintings from the corporate collection have been specifically chosen to illustrate the Bay’s historical roots on Canada’s west coast — notably portraits of King Charles II and Prince Rupert, First Governor of HBC, in addition to a pair of HBC calendar paintings: Governor Douglas Leaving Fort Langley, 1858 and S.S. Beaver off Fort Victoria, 1843. Daily noon - 5 pm, Fri till 8 pm. (Jul and Aug opens 10:30 am, Sun at 11 am) MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY Box 3025 Stn CSC, University Centre, B155-380 Finnerty Road Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-8298 F. 250-721-8997 WHISTLER, BC Commercial Galleries THE GALLERY AT CHATEAU WHISTLER 4559 Chateau Blvd Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 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. Other locations at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 4050 Whistler Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113

To advertise your gallery in Sources, please call 403234-7097 (from Calgary) or toll free 866-697-2002 (elsewhere in Canada).

MANITOBA GALLERIES WINNIPEG, MB NOTE: Some numbers on the Edmonton Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity.

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 THE LABEL GALLERY 510 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3C 3X1 T. 204-772-5165 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 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 GALLERY LACOSSE 169 Lilac St Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S1 T. 204-284-0726 Snuggled just north of Corydon in historic Crescentwood, this full-service gallery features artwork by a select group of more than 15 talented Canadian artists who express themselves through watercolour, mixed media, jewellery, photography, pottery, batik and printmaking each unique and original (the artwork too!). Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. KEN SEGAL GALLERY 4-433 River Ave Winnipeg, MB R3L 2V1 T. 204-477-4527 F. 204-992-2594 The gallery has evolved into a showcase for contemporary art and is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, although some of their artists are already represented in personal and corporate art collections. The gallery serves corporate and private collectors as well as offering friendly access to those who are new to the contemporary art scene. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

Cyril Assiniboine

Gayle Sinclaire

February: Linus Woods March: Collectors Showcase Specializing in Canadian Woodland Aboriginal art and craft.

THE WAH-SA GALLERY 302 Fort St, Winnipeg MB R3C 1E5 • (204) 942-5121 • •

LEONARD MARCOE STUDIO SHOWROOM 580-70 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1G7 T. 204-475-5895 LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm.

the LION AND THE ROSE gallery

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.

Ingrid Lincoln Joyous Aftermath Fibre Hanging

1-875 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0W7 • (204) 452-5350 ... a visual treasure in the heart of Winnipeg We gratefully acknowledge the support of Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism.


NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY WINNIPEG 393 Portage Ave, Portage Place, 2nd Flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 T. 204-942-5501 F. 204-942-5502 Retail outlet of Arctic Cooperatives, owned by the Inuit and Dene of Nunavut in the Northwest Territories. The collection includes prints and sculpture in stone, antler, bone and ivory along with wall hangings, Lorna Design jackets, crafts and jewellery. Mon to Wed, and Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur and Fri 10 am - 9 pm. NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 220 Osborne St Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Z3 T. 204-478-7223 F. 204-475-7539

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© 2005 T2Media Inc. 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 GENUINE ARTS GALLERY 402 Notre Dame Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 1R1 T. 204-942-5313 F. 204-942-5373 A gallery of distinction with both modern and traditional artwork, featuring framed mosaics, stained and coloured glass, broken plates and icons — artistry inspired from the traditional and historical ways. The acrylic and oil paintings on canvas are also available in limited reproductions. Co-directed by retired architects, Samia Soliman and Ghazoly Gabra. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. THE LION AND THE ROSE GALLERY 875 Corydon Ave Winnipeg, MB R3M 0W7 T. 204-452-5350 Discover a visual treasure of contemporary local art at this small, eclectic galley in the trendy Corydon Avenue area. Drop in just about anytime and there’s a good chance you will meet an artist or two. Monthly featured artists’ exhibits 66 Galleries West Spring 2005



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and an ever-changing variety of work, keep this unimposing gallery fresh and alive with activity. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. THE SHAW GALLERY 336 William Ave Winnipeg, MB R3A 0H7 T. 204-944-9518 F. 204-956-0030 Toll Free: 1 800 261-3161 WAH-SA GALLERY 302 Fort St Winnipeg, MB R3C 1E5 T. 204-942-5121 F. 204-888-3140 Specializing in Canadian aboriginal art, primarily of the Woodlands and Prairie styles, with limited edition prints, originals and art cards, carvings, handicraft and giftware. Appraisal services and framing. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 A Winnipeg fixture for more than 25 years, the gallery presents original art, in a variety of media, mainly from Manitoba artists. They also offer limited edition prints and reproductions along with a major framing facility. Mon to Thur 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat to 5 pm. WOODLANDS GALLERY Winnipeg Convention Centre, 236-375 York Ave Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3 T. 204-947-0700 To advertise your gallery in Sources, please call 403234-7097 (from Calgary) or toll free 866-697-2002 (elsewhere in Canada).



Cooperative Galleries ADELAIDE MCDERMOT GALLERY 318 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3A 0A2 T. 204-987-3517

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 F. 204-474-7605 tent/galleryoneoneone/info111.html

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.

LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain 340 Provencher Boulevard St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972

STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 An artist-run cooperative of potters founded in 1978. Its’ twelve members create work in a wide variety of styles and techniques, making both decorative and functional clay objects. Many of the artists have received national and international recognition. Mon - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4:30 pm. Thur til 9 pm from May to December.

MAIN/ACCESS GALLERY 121-100 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-956-2089 F. 204-942-1555

Public Galleries 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

LA MAISON DES ARTISTES 219 boul. Provencher St Boniface, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-8360 all/site.html

MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675 grams/gallery PIANO NOBILE GALLERY 555 Main St Winnipeg, MB T. 204-489-2850 PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 286 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663

THE PAVILION GALLERY MUSEUM INC 55 Pavilion Cres Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 T. 204-888-5466 F. 204-889-8136 With a focus on Manitoba artists, the Pavilion Gallery showcases the work of Ivan Eyre, Clarence Tillenius and Walter J. Philips. New temporary gallery highlights the artistic accomplishments of other Manitoba artists. Shows change every few weeks. In Assiniboine Park, near the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. Open daily 10 am - 5 pm. THE 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. UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 T. 204-942-0218 F. 204-943-2857 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. GIMLI, MB Commercial Gallery MERMAID’S KISS GALLERY PO Box 509, 85 Fourth Ave Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 T. 204-642-7453

SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES 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 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.

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.

Kenneth Lochhead: Garden of Light 1948 to 2002

SUSAN WHITNEY GALLERY 2220 Lorne St Regina, SK S4P 2M7 T. 306-569-9279 F. 306-352-2453

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

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.

THE NEXT LEVEL GALLERY 1843 Scarthe St (on the Mall) Regina, SK SP4 2G9

Left of Centre, 1962

ST NORBERT ARTS CENTRE 100 rue des Ruines du Monastere St Norbert, MB R3V 1L6 T. 204-269-0564 F. 204-261-1927

TRADITIONS HANDCRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave Regina, SK S4S 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 The gallery shows the work of Saskatchewan artisans dedicated to the ‘Art of the Craft’ with art work made in time-honoured ways that reflect the artist’s skill and vision. Monthly exhibitions feature pottery, wood, fibre, metal and stained glass works. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

January 29 to May 23, 2005 Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the City of Regina Arts Commission.

VERVE GALLERY PO Box 37002 Regina, SK S4S 7K3 T. 306-352-4560 Regina’s newest gallery offering a bright, dynamic mix of traditional and contemporary Canadian art for every taste. Works include paintings, glass, jewellery, clay, sculpture, and textiles by various artists. Call gallery for current hours and location or for appointment.

3475 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4S 6X6 306.584.4250

VICTORIA ART GALLERY & STUDIOS 348 Victoria Ave Regina, SK S4N 0P6 T. 306-352-4148 F. 306-352-4149 Specializing in orginal “Molas” folk art of the Cuna Indians from Panama and Tule Indians from Colombia. Representing contemporary fine artists, photographers, sculptors and writers including German Jaramillo-Mckenzie, Neil Jones, Ken Zemlak, Gilbert Complaisance, Keith Mackay, Victoria Knorr. Group and solo exhibitions throughout the year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. Public Galleries DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311 Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-569-9279 F. 306-352-2453 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 fre-

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DIRECTORY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES • To advertise, call 403-234-7097 or 1-866-697-2002 Inuit Art For ART Sale FOR SALE INUIT INUIT SOAPSTONE CARVING T. 250-474-1984 For private sale: Inuit soapstone carving “The Hunter” by Mosesee Qiyuakyuk (E6-459), an internationally respected artist, with works in many major private and public collections. Dark with green mottling. H 14 1/2” x W 11 1/2” x D 7 1/4”. Weight 44 lbs. Price CAD$8,500. Call or email for details.

Art ARTConsultant/Representative CONSULTANT/REPRESENTATIVE JAMES FINLAY FINE ART Vancouver, BC T. 604-219-4090 F. 604-677-5961 Offering comprehensive fine art services, including the sale of Modernist and Contemporary Canadian art; advice on purchasing investment-quality art works; appraisal of fine art for insurance, tax or estate purposes; and consultation regarding the creation or disposition of an art collection. Call or email for appointment.

FINE ART ARTINSTALLATION INSTALLATION Stained glass artist Bill Anthony has pioneered a new art form with his functional art from recycled computer components and stained glass, which he believes is unique to North America. He continues to create traditional stained glass pieces — with a flare for the unusual. Custom work, stained glass repairs, gifts. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

established professional artists from Calgary and region rangeing from realist to abstract style with a wide selection of sizes and media. View and choose directly on the Art Rental Services website. Organized by Friends of Triangle Gallery in support of the gallery’s exhibition and education programs.

ART AUCTION 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 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.

ARTISTS AND STUDIOS Artists and Studios

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.

ARTIST RETREATS/TRAVEL Artist Retreats/Travel Calgary, AB T. 403-251-5297 Experience Greek art and contemporary culture from the unique perspective of personally-guided tours and workshops. Visit museums, galleries, studios, private collections and create under the magical light of the Aegean Sea. Join a hosted journey to Greece and re-charge your creativity. ArtExchange-Learning vacations at their creative best!

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.

AUSTIN-BEECH FINE ART L-11-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-605-5760 Terri Austin-Beech’s art studio, classroom and retail gallery showing a large selection of original watermedia paintings, drawings, archival giclée and print reproductions. Subjects vary, and include European scenes, animal and pet topics, portraits and figures.A limited number of commissions are considered each year. Tues to Thur 3:30 pm - 6 pm, and by appt.

BRYAN JOHNSON CREATIONS Winnipeg, MB T. 204-779-2361 F. 204-779-2361 Bryan Johnson Creations is an internet based jewellery studio that designs and manufactures original and one-of-a-kind jewellery in high karat gold, sterling silver, precious metal clay, and coloured gem stones — specializing in ammolite jewellery. Clients can choose from the “galleries” on their website or they will develop custom designs. Wholesale inquiries welcomed.

GORDON GALENZA DESIGN STUDIO Calgary, 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.





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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 degree-standard education and learning opportunities to more than 1000 full time and 1130 continuing education students. The rigorous studio program produces innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and visually talented students. ACAD creates a learning environment rich in character and extensive in quantity, quality and professional capability for its student body of artistic thinkers.

ART PRESERVATION Art Preservation CANADIAN CONSERVATION INSTITUTE Department of Canadian Heritage, 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.

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 and 2004 Calgary Stampede.

UNIQUE STAINED GLASS WORKS STUDIO 103-1610 20 St (Box 1874) Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 T. 403-335-2288

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621 Oak St Winnipeg, MB R3M 3P9 T. 204-488-7010 Conservation of flat works on paper (prints, drawings, watercolours, etc), paintings (oil and acrylic) and some textiles. Master of Art Conservation, Queen’s University. Private practise in Winnipeg since 1979 for individual clients, public and commercial galleries, corporate collections and insurance/restoration. By appointment only. Contact Mary DeGrow.

Art Rental ART RENTAL TRIANGLE GALLERY ART RENTAL SERVICES T. 403-874-9685 Rent and/or purchase artwork by more than 35 emerging and

1006 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 F. 403-265-8962 Store claims best selection and prices in Calgary on pre-stretched canvas and canvas on the roll. Golden Acrylics and Mediums with everyday prices below retail. Volume discounts on the complete selection of Stevenson Oils, Acrylics and Mediums. Other namebrand materials, brushes, drawing supplies, easels, an extensive selection of paper and more. 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 - 6 pm, Thur till 8 pm, Sun noon - 5 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.


Art Services ART SERVICES AARON ROSS GALLERY & FINE ART SERVICES 840 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6C 1C8 T. 604-876-6610 F. 604-876-1196 Their new location offers a New York-style setting with an eclectic group of artists, from classical European to cutting edge digital. Featuring fine contemporary paintings, photography and sculpture. Leaders in art consulting for corporate, residential and hospitality. Creative design and giclée printing upon request. Mon to Sat 11 am - 8 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 feet retail space. The fun-friendly atmosphere extends from the free Saturday morning art classes, through the extensive art library and spinning the roulette wheel at their annual Artists Open House. They are committed to maintaining a high level of inventory at competitive prices while continually expanding product lines. Mon to Thur 9 am - 6 pm, Fri til 9 pm, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

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.

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

ARTSPACE EXHIBIT GALLERY AND VENUE 1235 26 Ave SE 2nd lvl Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-294-3406 Artspace features 35,000 square feet of galleries located on the 2nd floor of Crossroads Markets in a unique historical building 5 minutes from downtown. Beautiful gallery space available for rent both short term and long term.

WELCOME SERVICE Art Supplies EXECUTIVE WELCOME Operating in major cities across Canada, this unique, professional greeting service was developed on the well-established and proven policies of the Welcome Wagon company celebrating it's 75th Anniversary in 2005. The service offers orientation information and gifts of welcome, without obligation and by appointment only, to senior executives at the time of appointment and/or arrival in the city. On-line, visit request forms available at

quently. 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. ESTEVAN, SK Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 LUMSDEN, SK Commercial Gallery LETTERBOX GALLERY 220 James Street N Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0 T. 306-731-3300 MEACHAM, SK Commercial Gallery THE HAND WAVE GALLERY Box 145, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221 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 Showcasing the award-winning works of Yvette Moore, her gallery features her original artwork, limited edition prints, framed artcards and art plaques along with the works of over 70 other artisans, shown amid the copper grandeur of the former 1910 Land Titles Office. Food service. Corner Fairford and 1 Ave. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun (Late May - Dec) noon - 4 pm. Public Gallery MOOSE JAW MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Crescent Park, 461 Langdon Crescent Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0X6 T. 306-692-4471 F. 306-694-8016 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 galler02.htm SASKATOON, SK Artist-run Galleries 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 AND ALL THAT JAZZ 1C-1005 Broadway Ave Saskatoon, SK S7N 1C1 T. 306-652-4891 F. 306-652-4891 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 hand-pulled prints plus an extensive selection of handmade pottery and raku, blown and fused glass, jewellery, wrought iron furniture and handpainted art cards. Corner of Temperance, Lansdowne and 14 St E. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Cooperative Gallery SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 813 Broadway Ave Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 Ex: 25 F. 306-244-2711 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.

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E. J. Hughes

E. J. (Edward John) Hughes, BCSFA, RCA: Fishboats, Rivers Inlet, 1946, oil on canvas, 42" x 50"


David Heffel, a partner in Heffel Gallery in Vancouver and


Island. Between 1932 and 1939 he acquired a solid back-

Toronto, notes that Fishboats, Rivers Inlet was Hughes’ first

ground in technique at the Vancouver School of Decorative and

painting after returning home from the war in 1946. “It is con-

Applied Arts (now Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design). Later,

sidered a pivotal painting in Hughes’ career,” he said. “It marks

while serving as a war artist, Hughes developed the technique

the first time that he applied the style developed in his war work

of close observation of nature, followed by a highly worked

to the landscape of British Columbia. The painting marked

preparatory drawing, which he called a cartoon, and finally a

Hughes’ debut as a major figure in the Canadian art world and

completed canvas. Hughes’ service as a war artist also saw his

established him as a landscape painter of the first rank.”

work shift in style, from a fine, smooth handling of paint to a

First sold in 1951 for a little over $100, the painting was pur-

deliberately rougher, more visceral handling of pigment. This

chased last November in Toronto at an auction hosted by Heffel

gave his work a greater immediacy and force that the highly

Gallery for a remarkable $920,000 – significantly more than pre-

polished earlier paintings lack. The war work also allowed

auction estimates of $300,000 to $400,000.

Hughes to paint relatively large-scale canvases.

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Saturday April 23, 10 - 5 pm Sunday, April 24, Noon - 4 pm

Agnes Bugera Gallery 12310 Jasper Ave. 482-2854

Art Mode Gallery

Bearclaw Gallery 10403 124 St. 482-1204

Michel Leroux

David Edwards

12220 Jasper Ave. 453-1555

Agnes Bugera Gallery Art Mode Gallery

Douglas Udell Gallery 10332 124 St. 488-4445

Electrum Design Studio and Gallery W. Mackenzie

Roy Thomas

12419 Stony Plain Road 482-1402 Bearclaw Gallery

Front Gallery 12312 Jasper Ave. 488-2952

Electrum Design Studio

Scott Gallery

Kathleen Giljie

West End Gallery

Scott Gallery

Douglas Udell Gallery

Andrew Raszewski

12308 Jasper Ave. 488-4892

Gerald Faulder

10411 124 St. 488-3619

Guy Roy

Front Gallery

West End Gallery

Located just west of the downtown core in the 124th Street area.

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ANNIVERSARY SHOW January 28 - February 4, 2005

ANDREW KISS February 24 - March 4

STEFAN HORIK March 17 -25

CAMERON BIRD April 21 - 29

Bow Valley Square 251, 255 Fifth Avenue SW Calgary (403) 261-1602

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