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GLENBOW THREE-FER Gordon Halloran takes his abstract ice art to the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.

OLYMPIC ICE ART Sunshine Coast artist Gordon Halloran has been invited to Turin, Italy, during the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in February to present Pitture Sotto Zero/Paintings Below Zero. This installation of original abstract art in ice will be featured in the 450-yearold Fortezza di Fenestrelle, the largest military fortress in Europe. Halloran has spent more than a decade developing his ice painting techniques, and his work has been seen at the 1996 World Figure Skating Championships in Edmonton and at Calgary’s Olympic Plaza. More info at and at

tect Randall Stout. Construction is scheduled to start in 2007, with completion two years later. In the meantime, the gallery is celebrating its past with Building a Collection: 80 Years at The Edmonton Art Gallery, which runs January 21 to April 2.

CC FUNDING DOUBLED Liza Frulla, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced in November that an additional $342 million will be invested in arts organizations throughout Canada over the next three years. This announcement doubles Canada Council for the Arts funding, which will reach $300 million by 2008.

anniversary. Doorways to Opportunity, a seven-metre-wide steel work by Lionel Auburn Peyachew, is installed in Yorkton; Lloydminster gets Douglas Bentham’s Sky Dance, an airy creation with steel triangles surrounded by a red tubular frame; Chris St. Amand’s Portage, a towering work of two people and their canoe, is in La Ronge and Estevan receives Jefferson Little’s Spinning Prairie, which resembles a giant carnival pinwheel.

CATCHING THE WAVE WINNBAC CO-OP (Winnipeg Beach Art + Culture Co-op), a rural art producers’ cooperative and creator of The Wave Artist Studio Tour in Winnipeg Beach, was recognized by the Manitoba Cooperative Association with a 2005 Distinguished Cooperators and Co-op Achievement Award. The award honours organizations that have made significant contributions to the promotion of cooperative values in Manitoba. The Wave coordi-

Variations: Holgate, Group of Seven & Contemporaries will run March 18 to June 4 at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. Three shows are included in the admission price. Edwin Holgate: Canadian Painter (from the Musée des Beaux Arts in Montreal) is the first major retrospective on Holgate, who died in 1977, and features nearly 130 works. Art and Society in Canada 1913-1950 (from the National Gallery of Canada) includes approximately 45 works by many wellknown Canadian artists. Beyond the Group of Seven, a selection of 40 paintings from the Glenbow collection, will show the diversity of artistic practice in Canada during the first half of the 20th century.

WHERE WE LIVE A report highlighting creative neighbourhoods across Canada shows that nine of the 10 urban neighbourhoods with the highest concentration of artists are in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. The other top-10 postal region is on Salt Spring Island near Vancouver. Nine arts occupations are included in the analysis. The full report is available free at

EAG NEWS The Edmonton Art Gallery has been renamed the Art Gallery of Alberta. Gallery officials are also planning to build a curvaceous new $48-million home designed by Los Angeles archi-

CENTENNIAL SCULPTURES Four Saskatchewan communities are getting giant sculptures as a birthday gift celebrating that province’s 100th

ART THEFT B.C. painter Robert Genn is leading the charge against copyright infringement by the owners of a Chinese website called Arch-World, which appears to be copying jpg images of artistic works from artist, dealer and public gallery websites and offering poor-quality reproductions for sale on the Internet. By Genn’s estimate, about 800 Canadian artists are listed on the Chinese website. Artists, art dealers and public gallery curators are encouraged to check whether they are listed by visiting the Arch-World website at or the Robert Genn website at — look for the link to International Theft. 14 Galleries West Spring 2006

NORTHERN DATABASE The Northwest Territories Arts and Fine Crafts database has launched. The new database, intended to connect members of the NWT arts community with each other and to serve as a showcase of their products, may be viewed at

BRITISH DRAWINGS The Kamloops Art Gallery is the first tour stop for British Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada. On display January 22 to March 25, the exhibition features 70 watercolours and drawings by such British

Conceptual drawing of SweaterLodge, a multimedia installation that will represent Canada at the 2006 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Alberta visual artist. Cran, currently a studio fellow for The Banff Centre’s Visual Arts Optic Nerve Residency, is known for investigating perception, illusion and the viewer’s role in how images are formed. Optic Nerve is a thematic residency that explores vision, seeing, perception and optics as they relate to knowledge, consciousness and meaning. More info at


of Fine Arts, part of the Glenbow Museum’s Variations exhibition, March 18 to June 4, Calgary.

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masters as William Hogarth, Benjamin West, Thomas Gainsborough, J. M. W. Turner, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Henry Moore. British Drawings was first on display at the National Gallery in the fall of 2005.

POLICY TALK The Canadian Conference of the Arts will host Mapping Canada’s Cultural Policy: Where do we go from here? This is a dual National Policy Conference (March 3 to 4) and Chalmers Conference for arts service organization representatives (March 2 and 4). The consultation process in Ottawa is intended to help chart a course for CCA advocacy efforts for the arts and cultural sector.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED Alberta artist Chris Cran received the Keith Evans Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an

OLYMPIC ARTS FUNDING About $800,000 was awarded to B.C. arts organizations in the second round of funding by Arts Now, an Olympic cultural catalyst that is part of the 2010 Legacies Now organization. About $1.5 million has been awarded so far in anticipation of the Vancouver-Whistler 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The next deadline for applications is January 16, 2006, for the Catalyst Program for building organizational and/or artistic capacity, and January

SWEATERLODGE An innovative project by Pechet and Robb Studio of Vancouver will represent Canada at the prestigious 2006 Venice Biennale of Architecture from September to November. SweaterLodge is a multimedia exhibition that provides a portrait of Vancouver within a giant orange polar


ABOVE: Edwin Holgate: The Bathers, 1937, Montreal Museum

West Vancouver and Saskatoon are among the five communities designated by the Department of Canadian Heritage as Cultural Capitals of Canada for 2006. Designations are given to municipalities who submit proposals to build a legacy for arts and culture. Winning municipalities each receive up to $2 million in federal funds to undertake a range of cultural and artistic activities.

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Calgary photographer George Webber has received an International Documentary Photo Award in Seoul, South Korea. Webber’s project documenting the final days of southern

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Etienne Zack Etienne Zack’s recent paintings have a hazy, dream-like quality, as though the viewer is looking at them through a foggy lens. This is particularly so of his award-winning work in the 2005 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Escape from Shapes, for which Zack collected the top prize of $25,000. “I want the image to be flipping on itself, so that you’re never sure what the real meaning is,” he says. “I’ve painted a lot of construction sites and some of the sources for Escape from Shapes come from this. I was playing with early childhood ideas like the famous problem of how to draw a house with one line. There’s an allusion to why house drawings look the way they do. But I’m also playing with line-making in art, and using cartoons and art history references.” Born in 1976 and raised in Montreal, Zack moved to Vancouver in 1997. He attended Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design from 1998 to 2000 and has been exhibiting in group and solo shows since 1996. Zack’s work has been displayed across Canada and internationally in England, Spain, Austria and Switzerland. It would be easy to assume that a prolific painter with wide exposure around the world approaches his medium with ease and fortitude. Not so, says Zack. “I find painting hard. I’m intrigued by ideas and images, and by the relationship between the two: from language to an image and back to the language again.” Zack says that his artwork goes through two main phases. The first involves “laying down the images” with acrylic paint. These images are scenes Zack memorizes

Alberta’s Little Bow Hutterite Colony received a fourth-place award out of 233 photographers from 39 countries who submitted work. Webber’s book, A World Within: An Intimate Portrait of the Little Bow Hutterite Colony, was recently published by Fifth House. View the award-winning images at

ART TOUR The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Volunteer Committee is organizing a contemporary art tour of Cuba March 27 to April 3. Lisa Baldissera, curator of contemporary art at AGGV, will lead a seven-day tour of studios, galleries and exhibitions featuring the Havana Biennale. More info at or call Diane Rickson at 250-370-1921.

HOTEL ART The hotel art trend appears to be escalating. Hotel Arts in Calgary, formerly the Holiday Inn at 119 - 12 Avenue SW, is aiming to attract cul-

tural travellers while bolstering the local arts community. The hotel has an eclectic mix of work on display, ranging from non-representational abstract pieces to one-of-a-kind handmade lamps. The Hyatt Regency at Centre Street and 7 Avenue S in Calgary also features an impressive collection of fine art from across the country. In Vancouver, all rooms at the recently updated Dominion Hotel at 210 Abbott Street in Gastown have been uniquely designed by local artists, and the Lobby Gallery unveils a new exhibit of diverse art monthly.

SOBEY SEMIFINALISTS Among the 25 semi-finalists in the 2006 Sobey Art Award are, from the West Coast region, Geoffrey Farmer, Luanne Martineau, Damian Moppett, Lucy Pullen and Steven Shearer, while artists from the Prairies and North region include David Hoffos, Taras Polataiko, Annie Pootoogook, Jennifer Still-

while walking through the city, watching television and film, reading magazines and collecting from a variety of other references. “I collect the images mentally and paint them from memory. I combine different scenes, too. I can’t remember everything, so I get into inventing. The result is atmospheric.” In the first phase, where the images are “painted in place,” a theme emerges that he describes as “a space I can interact with.” In the second phase, he continues working with the painting by superimposing new visual elements onto the canvas, this time with oil paint. The inspiration for the second phase can be complex, as when Zack Etienne Zack with Escape from builds models in his studio knowing Shapes. that they will be reflected in the finished work. And, like a writer who doesn’t know what a key protagonist will do at the end of a novel, Zack doesn’t always know from the start how he wants his painting to look. “Sometimes I’m clear about what I want to accomplish conceptually and how I want the image to function. Other times the concept evolves as I work. “The decision about what things I choose to paint is quite loose. There are the original references, but there are always so many possibilities. Politics can be there if the image is a reaction to something. Sometimes I use humour — whatever I feel is interesting at the time.” — Beverly Cramp Represented by Equinox Gallery, Vancouver.

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well and Rachelle Viader Knowles. A $50,000 grand prize will be awarded to one of the five regional winners to be chosen by a panel of curatorial advisors in Spring 2006. More info at

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The Manitoba Arts Council is launching the Deep Bay Artist Residency in Riding Mountain National Park of Canada. This year the program will offer artists, artistic directors and arts administrators the opportunity to work in an idyllic natural setting for up to six weeks between June 26 and October 29, 2006. Apply at by February 15.

Edmonton artist Jane Ash Poitras will receive a 2006 National Aboriginal Achievement Award in the Arts and Culture category. Poitras works in a variety of media and is noted for infusing her work with powerful social and cultural meaning. Recipients of the award will be honoured January 27 at a gala ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.



The inaugural Merge: Festival of Contemporary Art will be held in Vancouver in May. Merge Festival is focused on pro-

Montreal artist Linda Covit was awarded a commission to create a sculpture in Calgary’s newly con-

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ACHIEVEMENTS MICHAEL HOSALUK Michael Hosaluk is more famous outside Canada than inside — except in Saskatchewan, where he’s acknowledged as the province’s most inventive woodturner and admired as a genuinely nice guy. In September Hosaluk also became Saskatchewan’s first Saidye Bronfman Award winner. The annual award, which includes a retrospective exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, a documentary video and a $25,000 cash prize, is the highest recognition given to a Canadian craft artist. Although called a “turner,” Hosaluk has taken traditional spindle-making and burl carving techniques to innovative new heights. In his fancifully painted teapots, or his prickly cactus tables and chairs, it’s not even obvious the sculptures began as pieces of wood. Like an accomplished jazz musician, he’s respectful of woodturning’s long heritage — but happily willing to break all the rules. “My love of woodworking is not only for the beauty and mystery of the material,” he explains, “but also for inventing new techniques and processes to create objects. The materials I use relate to the objects I make. At times, a piece of salvaged wood will become a starting point of design. Other times, a design will call for a piece of wood with incredible grain. Using plain wood like birch allows me to approach the objects as a three-dimensional canvas. Here, I can apply a variety of surface design techniques to express an idea.” The 51-year-old Saskatoon resident is reluctant to affix a style label to his designs, or to his ideas. Instead, he explains, “my work tells stories from my life — places I’ve been, people I’ve met, architecture, our environment. These stories are interwoven into the objects I create. Craft goes beyond the pleasure of our senses and deals not only with aesthetics, but with social and ideological lives.” Hosaluk is no stranger to awards. In 2004 he won the Saskatchewan

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has awarded a contract to Via Partnership (and team) to create a UEP Public Art Plan. The plan will create a procedural framework for the acquisition and commission of about $6 million worth of public art related to water utilities, and the geology and ecology of the Calgary watershed, over the next five or so years. More info at

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Marcia Perkins of Victoria was awarded the first Kingston Prize for Contemporary Canadian Portraiture by the Kingston Arts Council in Ontario. Worth $3,000, the prize was given for an oil-on-canvas work entitled Self-portrait, 2004.

tenant Governor’s Award for Innovation in the Arts. His selection as the 29th Bronfman awardee reflects his artistic abilities and his activism as one of the founders of both the American Association of Woodturners and The Furniture Society, as well as the driving force behind the biennial Emma Lake Experience, an enormously popular event attended by woodworkers and other artists from all over the world. The author of Scratching the Surface: Art and Content in Contemporary Wood, he is in demand as a lecturer and workshop leader in the U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, France, Norway and Israel. Of all his achievements, Hosaluk says the most enjoyable has been creating a non-hierarchical, collaborative network of artists around the world. Now that the Bronfman Award has bestowed “a stamp of credibility,” he hopes greater curatorial attention will be given to his work and to the accomplishments of his fellow woodworkers. And the prize money? He’s planning to expand his studio and to “buy some time to have fun making things.” — Paula Gustafson Saidye Bronfman Award 2005: Michael Hosaluk is on exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization until April 2, 2006. LEFT: Michael Hosaluk

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structed Water Centre. Water Garden, a monumental water column within a contemporary, stylized take on a “wooded grove,” designed for contemplative viewing, will be installed this fall. As well the City of Calgary Public Art Program in conjunction with the city’s Utilities and Environmental Protection Department (UEP)

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Trudy Ellen Golley, RCA, a Red Deer College visual art instructor and department chair, was the only Canadian chosen from among several international artists selected to sculpt a piece for the Harmony—Embodiment 2005 Shanghai International Sculpture Exhibit. While in China, Golley spent six weeks in the fall at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA) creating a two-metre-high sculpture in ceramic and bronze. A practicing artist for 30 years, Golley is garnering international attention. Her work was included in a recent Chinese publication entitled World Famous Ceramic Artists’ Studios: Volume of America (2), as well as in a recent Canadian book, Studio Ceramics in Canada. For more info see

ABOVE: Marcia Perkins’ Self-portrait, 2004, won the Kingston Prize for Contemporary Canadian Portraiture.

BELOW: Trudy Ellen Golley, RCA beside her clay model for Becoming Goddess, a two-metre-tall figurative cast metal sculpture created during her recent artist’s residency in Shanghai, China.



CALL FOR SINSATION The Red Deer & District Allied Arts Council has issued a call for entry to artists wishing to participate in SinSation: An Experience in Erotica, the arts council’s annual fund raising extravaganza on February 11. Deadline for entries is January 10. More info at 403-309-3083.

DUNLOP REPRIEVED Regina’s Dunlop Art Gallery is breathing a little easier. Almost two years after the Regina Public Library board announced the gallery would close due to lack of funding, the

board announced support for the gallery. The Dunlop Gallery, which has been able to maintain operation since the initial announcement, will be kept as an integral part of the library. The RPL is expected to have a strategic plan for the library as a whole in place along with a feasibility study for a fund raising plan in early 2006.

SCULPTURE PARK An Alberta artist was one of about 40 international sculptors chosen to create a sculpture this past fall in the An Giang Hallmark II International

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery is showing Early Masters: Inuit Sculpture 1949-1955 from January 5 to June 11. The years 1949 to 1955 represent the gestational phase of Inuit art — the early sculptures in this show are highly prized by collectors, although many are by unknown artists. The WAG has also organized supernovas, a major exhibition of Manitoba’s emerging artists. On view January 27 to May 14, the 29 artists selected for inclusion are challenging the borders between traditional media and commercial culture, questioning ownership through the use of appropriation and found materials, and playing freely with traditional materials to articulate their concerns.



Saskatoon city council has approved in principle a new cultural centre. The $31 million River Landing project is to house Tourism Saskatoon’s visitor centre and proposed Joni Mitchell Centre for Creativity, the Meewasin Valley Authority’s expanded Meewasin Valley Centre to celebrate Saskatoon and the South Saskatchewan River, and Persephone Theatre.

Lynn Richardson: Red State, 2004-2005, vinyl, nylon, steel, collection of the artist, showing as part of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s supernovas exhibition.

exhibition at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, in March 2006. During the exhibition, Wayne Alfred, a First Nation master carver from the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation in Alert Bay, B.C., will carve a traditional West Coast totem pole.

CANMORE JURIED SHOW The Canmore Artists and Artisans Guild will host its 2006 Juried Show April 14 to May 2. Visitors to the gallery will be asked to vote on their favourite piece, and the winner will receive a $1,000 People’s Choice award. Closing date for submissions from artists living and working in all media within the Bow Valley corridor is February 15. Wayne Alfred of B.C. will represent Canada in a carving exhibition at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne,



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Western Canada’s oldest public art gallery has a clean new graphic look to its name marked by a tilted triangle superimposed over the word Art in Winnipeg Art Gallery. The Southern Alberta Art Gallery also has a new logo — the acronym SAAG has been sliced in half horizontally, evoking the feel of mountains on the distant horizon.

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PREVIEWS & PROFILES Profiles of selected artists exhibiting in the West this spring

mercially available in the mid 1800s. The contemporary photographers and artists involved in Exposure 2006 exhibit a full range of imaging techniques and styles, from Tom Willock’s black and white silver gelatin landscapes of Waterton Lakes National Park on view at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, to the time-bending pinhole images by Diane Bos showing at SKEW Gallery in Calgary. In its second year, the festival was long overdue, says organizer Craig Richards. “Exposure 2006 aims to make the public aware of photography as a rich art form in its many genres,” says Richards, who is also curator of photography at the Whyte Museum. “This is a partnership and collaboration among the galleries.” To someone like Richards, who considers a darkroom to be heaven, the craft of developing a negative and making prints from it holds a certain magic that will never be attained with pixilated images. Exposure 2006 allows a wildly diverse base of skills and creativity to be displayed in the many venues, he says, and to the ABOVE: George Hunter, RCA: Inuit digital-minded it opens for debate of the High Arctic, 1946, showing the question of whether photograFeb 13 - Mar 19 at Stone Fish Arts, phy is a dying art. Calgary. In addition to the exhibits, the festival includes panel discussions, LEFT: Migrant Mother, Nipoma, artists’ talks, portfolio reviews and California, 1936, by photographer workshops in various facilities across Dorothea Lange is part of Exposure the three cities. Contact Craig 2006 at the Whyte Museum, Banff. Richards at 403-762-2291 ext. 308 or via email at BELOW: Toni Hafkenscheid: Kid knocking on door, 2004, colour photo, 48" x 48", showing at

Dina O'Meara is a Calgary-based

SKEW Gallery, Calgary

freelance writer and editor.

EXPOSURE 2006 The Banff, Canmore, Calgary Celebration of Photography, January to March 2006. CALGARY: Alberta College of Art & Design, TRUCK Gallery, The New Gallery, Glenbow Museum, TrépanierBaer, Paul Kuhn Gallery, SKEW Gallery, FourbyFive Gallery, Image 54 Gallery, Axis Gallery, HerringerKiss Gallery, Stone Fish Arts. BANFF: Summit Gallery, Banff Centre for Mountain Culture, Banff Centre, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. CANMORE: Elevation 1309 Gallery, The Avens Gallery.

By Dina O'Meara The art of photography takes the spotlight this season with Exposure 2006, a multicity celebration of turning negatives into positively striking images. At least 18 galleries and museums in Banff, Canmore and Calgary are hosting exhibitions and events focused on the evolving forms of photography, showcasing works by local, national and internationally renowned photographers. Defined as the process of producing images on light-sensitive surfaces, photography has proven to be a rich vehicle for artistic exploration since becoming

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SASKATCHEWAN: opens March 10, Nouveau Gallery, Regina

By Jack Anderson Saskatchewan painter David Thauberger returns again and again to the architecture of small-town Saskatchewan — service stations, general stores, Legion Halls, grain elevators and quirky hand-built homes. With the eye of a home-grown prairie regionalist, Thauberger celebrates, memorializes and even eulogizes a way of life not quite past and for- TOP: Delivery Point, 2005, gotten, but perhaps soon to be. Unlike the drug- acrylic on panel, 12" x 24" store postcards that his work often resembles (and is even sometimes sourced from), he resists buying ABOVE: David Thauberger into the monumental, the majestic or the mythic, at Nouveau Gallery, foregrounding instead what might be considered Regina, December 2005. banal and ordinary. By bringing into the gallery quotidian subject matters representing plain folk RIGHT: Land’s End, 2005, and an even plainer way of life, he turns our gaze acrylic on canvas, to subjects usually relegated to a position outside 68" x 43" the frame. At the same time, working from what is essentially a pop art position and blurring the boundaries between high art and low art, Thauberger delights in challenging, critiquing and poking fun at gallery culture, at the grand sweeping narratives that paint a cozy picture of things. Indeed, he creates what he calls “genuine simulations” that play with visual artifice in order to get at cultural artifice. Painting from his own photographs and his collection of postcards (he is a big collector of pop culture ephemera — of vernacular objects of low cultural status such as folk art), Thauberger’s work is without exception devoid of heroic flourishes or gestures. Tidy to the point of clinical, even mechanistic, his ostensibly inert and impartial faux-documentary paintings (almost, if such a thing is possible, architectural portraits) point beyond the mere generics and typologies of architecture. Filled with a flat, deadpan matter-of-factness, his paintings slickly link visual flatness to a corresponding conceptual flatness (everything here, he seems to say, is a false façade propped up, supported and sustained by personal and cultural nostalgias). 26 Galleries West Spring 2006

Always casting his gaze to the surface of things, but wanting to expose the truth that lies immobile beneath it, Thauberger has frequently explored more ‘important’ sites, from Niagara Falls to the Rocky Mountains. Understanding that these majestic and iconic tourist terrains occupy a big chunk of space in the national imagination, he nonetheless sees them as clichés, treating them in his work less with reverence than with his trademark cool sass. His upcoming exhibition at Nouveau Gallery in Regina continues his interrogation of these kinds of markers of Canadian history and identity. Thauberger not only re-examines small-town Saskatchewan (where he was born and raised) but he positions those prairie places against the quaint gothic picturesque of white lace curtains, rooftop cupolas and picket fence Victoriana that constitutes the gingerbread architecture of Prince Edward Island. Collapsing distance and difference by pointing from lighthouse to grain elevator, this new body of work not only metaphorically links the rural culture and iconography of Saskatchewan to those of P.E.I., it identifies a shared historical and economic trajectory: one of boom and bust. Beyond indicating similar pasts (characterized by the cyclical collapse of their economies), Thauberger points indirectly to similar conditions shaping the present. Both places rely on one major economic engine to drive them forward (the oil and gas industry in Saskatchewan, and the Anne of Green Gables industry in P.E.I.). Both places suffer from rural out-migration and urban in-migration, and both fear the subsequent proliferation of multinational corporations. Shifting gears from blithe to dead serious, Thauberger’s cool images are less the placid — even benign — landscapes of well-being than they are highly charged commentaries tracking and identifying disruption. Here false constructs, imagined and held in our collective memory, abound. Here place and history are not asserted, but rather contested. Represented by: Equinox Gallery, Vancouver; Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton; Masters Gallery, Calgary; Nouveau Gallery, Regina. Jack Anderson is an artist, freelance curator and the art critic for the Regina Leader-Post.

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BEV TOSH SASKATCHEWAN: One-Way Passage, Mar 4 - May 31, Diefenbaker Canada Centre, Saskatoon. Also showing June 29 - Sept 27, Pier 21, Canada's Immigration Museum, Halifax; and May 17 – Nov 12, 2007, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

By Portia Priegert Bev Tosh’s latest project, One-Way Passage, has consumed her life in recent years. Setting aside teaching duties and much of her other painting, the Calgary-based artist has focused on telling the moving story of Canada’s war brides, a history at the heart of tens of thousands of Canadian families, including her own. Tosh’s mother married a New Zealand airman — one of the so-called flyboys who trained pilots in Saskatchewan during the Second World War. The couple moved to New Zealand after the war, but Tosh’s mother returned to Canada when her marriage ended, bringing nine-year-old Bev and a younger sister with her. share their stories. When Tosh returned home she began talking to some of Canawar bride mother, oil and da’s war brides. silver leaf on canvas, 2002. Sixty years ago, some 48,000 women traveled on so-called bride ships with passage paid by the Canadian government, LEFT: Vera S. and her war then boarded trains for far-flung communibride image. ties to reunite with husbands they had not BELOW: Silver Horseshoes, seen for months or even years. 2005, oil on wood, 50' long x Tosh, who was elected this year to the 4.5' high. Installation shot, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, began Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary. painting these women in their wedding finery, using bridal photos for reference. Sensitively rendered in oil on planks of wood, the paintings convey a nostalgic sense of time’s passage. Tosh has found the project so compelling that she now provides commercial work to only one venue, Masters Gallery in Calgary. “I don’t just paint the war brides,” she says. “I meet them. I continue correspondence with them. We’ve become quite close. Some of them have passed away since I’ve started.” One-Way Passage, which features paintings of 48 women representing 48,000 war brides, will be at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre in Saskatoon from March 4 to May 31, overlapping a reunion of the Saskatchewan War Brides Association from May 5 to May 7. The exhibition includes hundreds of photo-based image transfers along with small glass vials filled with salt water that Tosh calls tear bottles — symbols of memory, transition, loneliness and loss. “For all of them, that was the common denominator, the tears,” says Tosh, who has set up a website at “They said they could have sailed on the tears. They left everything they knew, everyone they knew — some never saw their parents again.” Tosh continues to work on the project, finding in this marriage of personal narrative and social history a way to honour the sacrifices of a vanishing generation of women. ABOVE: Bev Tosh with One-

Way Passage, a portrait of her

Tosh knows little about her mother’s wartime experiences — the topic is never broached in her family. But curiosity about her mother’s story was the genesis for research about the lives of hundreds of other war brides, typically British women who married Canadian servicemen. “I receive mail and calls every few days,” says Tosh. “I find the stories and the sharing so poignant. It just connects. The hair on my arms rises every time I read a war bride’s story.” When she began the project, Tosh was already an established figurative painter and a long-time sessional instructor at both the University of Calgary and Alberta College of Art & Design. She had earned an MFA from the University of Calgary in 1987 after returning to school as a mature student while raising two sons with her husband, Bill, who works in the oil industry. Her work usually focuses on women’s lives. An early series, for instance, featured images of women swimming underwater, a subject rich in metaphorical associations. Later, she completed a series of icon-like paintings of a Russian friend who died of cancer. In 2001, Tosh marked her mother’s 80th birthday by completing a large portrait of her as a young bride, a work now displayed in the lobby of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa as a symbol of women’s wartime sacrifices. The following year Tosh traveled to New Zealand to teach two painting workshops. After a newspaper ran a story about her, several war brides contacted her to

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Represented by: Masters Gallery, Calgary Portia Priegert is an artist and writer in Kelowna, where she is director of the Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art.


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Julius Humme (1825 - 1889) Waiting for the Boats to Come In Oil on board 13" x 22" John A. Hammond (1810 - 1896) Coastal Scene Oil on board 14 3/8" x 20 7/8" Harry Britton (1878 - 1958) Serenity Oil on board 24 1/2" X 18 1/2"


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Gershon Iskowitz: Night Blues-F,


1981, oil on canvas, 39" x 34"

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Reflections, Feb 16 - Mar 2,

GERSHON ISKOWITZ 1921-1988 ALBERTA: Gershon Iskowitz and Michael Walker, Apr 8 - May 6, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary

One of Canada’s most important abstract painters, Polishborn Gershon Iskowitz survived concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald while in his twenties and studied painting briefly with Oscar Kokoschka at the Munich Academy before immigrating to Canada in 1949. After arriving in Toronto he began painting dark, haunted images drawn from the horrors he had experienced in the prison camps. Gradually, however, the landscape around Toronto began to lure him. Soon he became equally enam-

oured of the countryside in the Parry Sound area. At first representational, his landscape work during the 1950s became increasingly abstract. He delighted in the intricacies of colour, texture and shapes as they changed with the seasons. Critical acclaim found Iskowitz in 1960 following his first one-man show at the Here & Now Gallery in Toronto. Parry Sound Variations, a series of 30 watercolours he created in the mid1960s, was well received and opened new doors. In 1967 a pivotal Canada Council grant enabled him to take a helicopter ride over Churchill, Manitoba. Greatly influenced by that experience, his abstract paintings began to reflect aerial views of the landscape. Iskowitz was one of two artists selected to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1972. Following that experience, his works began showing across Canada, the United States and Europe, becoming part of collections in The National Gallery of Canada, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada Council for the Arts, the Tel-Aviv Museum and the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art in Florida, among others. Nearing the end of his life, in 1985 Iskowitz established the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation dedicated to promoting and supporting the visual arts in Canada. After his death in 1988, his foundation established the $25,000 Gershon Iskowitz prize, given annually to artists in recognition of their achievements as well as in support of innovative projects for exhibition and publication. — Lucia Sollecito

Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver

As a child, Stephen Booth spent hours looking at the rows of reflected images in the mirrors of his parents’ vanity cabinet. “I liked looking into the multiple rooms within the reflection,” Booth says. As a grown man, the artist continues to examine multiple images in his sculpting work. “I’m trying to see form and human activity together. I use multiple images to ‘talk to each other’,” he says, referring to his efforts to embody duality in his work. Primarily a sculptor (he occasionally does two-dimensional drawings), Booth has worked in clay for the last 10 years. When completed, his fired clay sculptures tend to look like other materials such as bone, stone, wood and marble. Now Booth is excited to be working in bronze for the first time. Having worked in traditionalism, abstract impressionism and impressionism, Booth now blends the styles. More important to him is the intent of the finished artwork: “While the material leads me down certain paths, everything I do — the style, the result — depends on the reason I’m doing the piece in the first place.” — Beverly Cramp Represented by: Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver

Stephen Booth: In Passing II, solid fired clay, 27" x 13" x 9"

MOHSEN KHALILI BRITISH COLUMBIA: Dysfunctional Tools, Sculpture and Drawings, Feb 2 - 25, Gallery Jones, Vancouver

Call his artwork nice and Mohsen Khalili will be insulted. “I don’t think nice is relevant for the kind of work I do,” says the artist who sculpts, draws and makes prints. “I would like to stir things up. Not really shock, but make people reconsider their perceptions, if only for a few minutes.” The Iranian-born Canadian artist has been battling psoriatic arthritis, a painful affliction that affects his movements. This is reflected in his work of the past three years. “I looked at my hands, my feet and my existence, all of which are deteriorating. They are not as functional anymore. I was interested in what will happen in the future, not from an emotional point of view, but looking at it mechanically.” Khalili says all his work, whether drawing or sculpture, Mohsen Khalili: Dysfunctional Tools 3, 2005, is like collage in that he takes images from various situations, puts bronze, 7" x 4.75" x 4" them in different situations and mixes them together. “I like to disorient reality,” he says. Khalili graduated from Capilano College’s Art Institute with sculpture and printmaking diplomas. He’s had solo and group shows in Vancouver, Tehran, New York, Paris and Tokyo. — Beverly Cramp Represented by: Gallery Jones, Vancouver. Also see:

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24 - Apr 15, Collector’s Choice, Saskatoon

tional, Jan 7 - Feb 2, Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria

Victoria artist Shawn Shepherd sensed his work was taking a new direction last year when he exhibited a series of bold oils depicting abstract forms. The paintings had developed from Shepherd’s interest in information and combined arresting colours with letter fragments and fonts derived from corporate mass media. In International, a series of works in mixed media, Shepherd is still playing with the iconography of language, using parts of letters and characters

SASKATCHEWAN: Visions of Lily Nook, Mar

Imagine you’re a lily. A lily surrounded by a field of lilies. That’s the intent of this show of new ink and watercolour work by Saskatoon painter Laurel Rossnagel. After a visit to Neepawa, Manitoba — not only the home of Margaret Laurence but also the world lily capital — on a sunny July day with the lilies in full bloom, Rossnagel found she couldn’t stop thinking about the perspective of the lilies.“The exhibit attempts to place you in the field,” she explains, “as if you are sitting on the ground and indeed as if you are one of Laurel Rossnagel: Festival the lily plants viewing your lily neighbours.” Moving the frame down to the flower’s level introduces an expanded mix of colour and forms, and a focus on the shadows cast by the subjects. Lily, 2005, watercolour The lilies, at times, become almost translucent. The artist, who is largely self-taught, has a penand ink, 7" x 9" chant for experimentation, evident in this fresh approach to florals. — Kristin Linklater Represented by: Collector’s Choice, Saskatoon

LARRY STEVENSON ALBERTA: Small Treasures, Feb 16 - Mar 25, TU Gallery, Edmonton

Happy accidents played a major role in the development of Larry Stevenson’s career as a woodturner. For example, Stevenson initially took up woodturning as a hobby back in the mid 70s because he had time on his hands and wanted to build himself a bedroom set. “I started turning wood just at the time it was becoming an artform.” Rapidly tiring of working only with the small, rectangular chunks of kiln-dried wood commercially available for woodturning, the woodworker decided to experiment with chunks of firewood he had hanging around his house. “Green wood had more resistance, a totally different feel on the lathe,” says Larry Stevenson: the self-taught artist. “Then I found a piece of spalted poplar (wood run through by black lines Asteroid Shower, 2005, caused by bacterial infection) that ended up being totally beautiful when it was turned. I was textured cedar base hooked. With a lot of my pieces, I’m striving to make the wood look like glass. I want people to with quilted maple look and think for a second that it doesn’t belong to the medium,” he says. — Gilbert A. Bouchard sculptural element, Shawn Shepherd: Carpet

Represented by: Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver; Oh Brothers Gallery, Vancouver; TU

Maquette, 2005, recycled

Gallery, Edmonton

12" x 18"

souvenir pendants, 13.6" x 7"

of April 12, 2006, coincides with a milestone birthday, monoprints, 16" x 16" and Rallison’s latest project acknowledges the turns her career as a printmaker has taken. Fifty limited edition prints will be featured, demonstrating the evolution over the decades of her subject matter and process. A self-confessed Navy brat, her family’s multiple relocations helped her develop an acute awareness of her surroundings, a deep passion for far-off places, and an ability to adapt to new experiences — all of which she feels has influenced her art. An active member of the Manitoba Printmakers Association and the Manitoba Association for Art Education, Rallison is an art educator in Winnipeg schools. She lives and breathes art in many forms, always exploring new printmaking techniques and ideas. Rallison was born and educated in England and obtained her first degree at Chester College, Liverpool University; after immigrating to Canada in 1986, she continued her studies in art history and art education through the University of Manitoba. — Janice Rosen Ann Rallison: dare to #7,

from English, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Chinese and Aramaic. In some of these new works, the font samples are composed in a translucent motif and challenge the solidity of colour found in his earlier work. In others, Shepherd uses graphic information in collage. But it is still his sense of colour that has helped to establish Shepherd as a formidable young artist in Western Canada. “It’s the attraction to colour that got me started painting,” he says. “But when I work towards a show now, I am not trying to show my skill. It’s about working out an idea.” — Christin Geall

2005, from series of 10


Represented by: Polychrome Fine

MANITOBA: Fifty, opens Apr 12, Gallery

Arts, Victoria; The Petley Jones

Lacosse, Winnipeg

Gallery, Vancouver; Jonathon

Ann Rallison’s printmaking turns a corner this spring with her show, Fifty, at Winnipeg’s Gallery Lacosse. The opening date

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Represented by: Gallery Lacosse, Winnipeg; shows at Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg

“Butter Flood”, 12" x12", oil on panel

“City on a Thread” - detail, 78” x 45”, oil on panel

Meghan Hildebrand

“Animal,Vegetable, Minimal”

“Dark Lights”

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Reinhard Skoracki

Tim Okamura: Japanese Girl, 2005, oil, spray paint on canvas, 60" x 39"


“A Universe in the Palm of Your Hand”, 9” x 5” x 5”, Bronze

and Brooklyn Mythology, Apr 20 - 30, Axis Contemporary Art, Art Central, Calgary

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Shayne Brandel April 22 - May 4, 2006

“Krutch I”, 84” x 60”, Oil on Canvas


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The wary eyes of a young woman stare out at the viewer against the backdrop of a graffiti-layered city wall, a phoenix spreading its wings above her head. The oil painting is as rough as its concrete backdrop, from heavy brush strokes to knobby splatters that give a textured realism to portrait artist Tim Okamura’s work. “My move to New York from Calgary (in 1992) affected this idea of including the environment in a portrait,” Okamura says. “It’s about people making their mark, leaving a trace of their presence.” Okamura paints urban creatures in their milieu: streetwise New Yorkers who for the most part are his friends, rendered with a warm classical hand. In Urban Portraits and Brooklyn Mythology, Okamura, who also teaches painting and drawing at Parsons and the City University of New York, moves away from portraiture to more intricate themes — the recasting of ancient archetypes. “My next concrete series is based on figures of Native American mythology, ones that appeal to me and I can imagine in a modern retelling,” he says. “I’m excited about the progression from portraits toward staging narratives.” — Dina O'Meara

Reality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, says Edmonton-based Frank Grisdale. “For me, photography has to be more than just the simple documentation of reality. I’ve been told I’m working on the sublime, and while you can drive a truck through the word I think it does describe the meditative, slow-the-pulse aspect of my work.” Well known for his dreamy prairie landscapes and images of water and ice, Grisdale says his work is meant to be less about detail and more about line, colour and light. “You might say I’m the opposite of Ansel Adams.” While Grisdale’s work looks like it has been manipulated electronically, the photographer doesn’t even own a digital camera. Rather, his ethereal effects are the product of intense on-site experimentation and massive afterthe-fact editing. The images themselves are created via hyper-long (half-a-second to 30-second) exposures shot on low-speed film, all without benefit of a tripod, radically embracing ambient camera movement. — Gilbert A. Bouchard Represented by: The Gallery at Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC; The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, AB; Banff Springs Fine Art, Banff, AB; West End Gallery, Edmonton; Picture This Gallery, Sherwood Park, AB; PhotoEye, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Frank Grisdale: On Ice; Study #4, edition 1/40, 2002, Horseshoe Lake, Jasper, Alberta, archival pigment ink on fine art paper, 22" x 22"

Represented by: Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary; Delgado-Tomei Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

LYNN ANNE CECIL SASKATCHEWAN: Spanish Secrets (secretos españolos), Apr 1 - May 20, Mysteria Gallery, Regina

Wandering through the towns and villages of Spain, Lynn Anne Cecil was spellbound by the enclosed gardens, mysterious alleyways and hidden rooftop spaces. “I was trying to notice the small details, a pathway or corner that leads you to a sense Lynn Anne Cecil: Open Door (Ronda), of this place and what they’re 2005, oil on canvas, 20" x 20" trying to keep for themselves,” she says. Her fascination meets canvas in this show of her most recent work, Spanish Secrets. The paintings are square in format, suggesting a “snapshot” memory, and are filled with the vibrant oranges, reds, blues and greens so redolent of the Mediterranean coast. With fast, carefree brush strokes and an impressionistic style, the artist explores light and shadow. Cecil’s passion for travel, also the subject matter of Outside of Ordinary: Women’s Travel Stories, a book she recently co-edited, and her dedication to finding the unusual in popular travel destinations is evident. — Kristin Linklater

Cathy Stevenson January

Represented by: Mysteria Gallery, Regina

KARI DUKE ALBERTA: Impressions and

Reo Prendergast & Charles van Sandwyk


Reflections ll, Mar 9 - 22, Front Gallery, Edmonton

If you discover Kari Duke skulking down your alley or peering over your backyard fence, don’t jump to conclusions. She’s not snooping, she’s researching. “I just adore my alleys and the shadows, the play of light you get there,” says the Edmontonbased painter of her deeply humble and memory-evoking subject matter. “I’ve had so many great experiences painting and talking over the fences. There’s nothing fake about back alleys. There’s one lady at the corner of the street who has such Kari Duke: Evening Gold, 2005, oil on lovely sunflowers and one of the board, 40'' x 30'' last clotheslines in the neighbourhood. She went out of her way to put out pink frilly PJs on the line for me to paint and made me coffee. Stuff like that happens all the time.” Duke’s water-soluble oil paintings on board typically depict the alleyways and backyards of the old-school McKernan, Parkallen and Belgravia neighbourhoods on Edmonton’s southside. “I paint what I see when I go for my walks and I paint as if I don’t have my glasses on, going for a lot of emotion rather than detail. It’s about colour and shapes which also include negative shapes and negative spaces.” — Gilbert A. Bouchard Represented by: Front Gallery, Edmonton; Art Beat Gallery, St Albert, AB;

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Michelle Van Gelderen April

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ANDREW KISS ALBERTA: Moods, Feb 16 - 24, Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary

Water fascinates nature artist Andrew Kiss, particularly the challenge of capturing the essence of such a changing subject. For almost 40 years Kiss has studied the interplay of light and shadow on water during hikes through the Rocky Mountains, and he loves bringing it to life on canvas. “I have an affinity for waterscapes,” Kiss says. “I have fun painting water, moving and shimAndrew Kiss: Summer Meadow, mering, what’s under it, all aspects 2005, oil on canvas, 36" x 36" of it.” In Moods, he draws viewers into a world of Rocky Mountain ponds, lakes and rivers, using oil on canvas to bring depth and layers to a notoriously difficult subject. “I’m a fairly happy guy, and it shows in my work,” Kiss says of the glowing quality of his paintings. Kiss is renowned internationally for his mountain landscapes and vibrant depictions of wildlife, often based on a combination of photographs and sketches taken during hikes. The Stephen Lowe exhibit includes new additions to Kiss’s bird series, detailed pieces that reflect his love and reverence of nature. He and wife Lynn recently moved to Calgary from Armstrong, B.C., placing him much closer to his beloved Kananaskis Country and the Rockies. — Dina O’Meara Represented by: Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary; Tutt Street Gallery, Kelowna, BC; White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC; Adele Campbell Fine

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SARAH CRAWLEY MANITOBA: mentis prehensio, Mar 10 - Apr 22, aceartinc., Winnipeg

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In Sarah Crawley’s newest body of work, mentis prehensio, she continues to “address the imperfection of memory, the notion of a collective memory, memory as it relates to generation, history and ritual… physical memory and its Sarah Crawley: untitled (from the impact on identity.” Crawley’s series mentis prehensio), 2005, ongoing interest in lines and patc-print, 50" x 60" terns shifts to an exploration of how memory and repetitive or obsessive gestures affect one’s identity. Photographic close-up images of skin are filled with the linear patterns of the past — wrinkles — and evolve through Crawley’s photographic processes into enthralling, large-scale prints. Stemming from compulsive behaviours she experienced in the past, mentis prehensio expresses the idea of obsession both in process and in content. Crawley graduated in 1994 from the University of Manitoba and has received multiple awards and grants. In addition to Canada-wide solo and group shows, she was recently part of a group show at the Belgrade Cultural Centre in Yugoslavia. Crawley works with MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) and is dedicated to teaching her processes through lectures and workshops. — Janice Rosen



ALBERTA: The Land Series,


Mar 18 - Apr 9, Summit

for the World, Apr 27 - May

Gallery of Fine Art, Banff

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Terra McDonald’s hands fly about during conversation, eloquent tools she also used to spread varnish on the large charcoal, ink and acrylic paintings of horses that form The Land Series. Each image looms out from a dull, white background; renderings of shaggy equines that evoke emotion rather than offer depiction, and which wander into the abstract. “I like the massiveness of them,” McDonald says, from her tiny Inglewood studio in Calgary. “The perspective of looking up at an enlarged body, someone small looking at something big. They’re enormous creatures, huge, bulky, full.” Horses represent an important part of Calgary’s landscape to McDonald, who grew up in the city and obtained her masters in fine arts there. She works with water-based media on large canvases, adding multiple layers, including gesso, to create subtle textures that become part of each horse’s coat. The solitary figures are blurred, as if seen through a fog, but convey movement through McDonald’s balance of positive and negative space. The eight to 10 pieces of The Land Series represent her first solo show at Summit Gallery. — Dina O'Meara


Represented by: Summit Gallery of Fine Art, Banff; Virginia Christopher Fine Art, Calgary

Terra McDonald: Land series: horse #16, 2005, mixed media on canvas, 60" x 48"

At the age of 20, Lori-ann Latremouille opened her first solo art show on the same night and in the same block in Vancouver as Joe Average. “We had a great time sharing pedestrian traffic all night long,” she says. It was to be a defining experience for Latremouille. “That was it, I





Lori-ann Latremouille: Moon Chair, 2004, charcoal and pastel on paper, 21" x 17.5" JAE DOUGALL

knew being an artist was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” Shortly after that show, the budding artist was picked up by the Heffel Gallery and her charcoal and pastel artworks began to sell in the United States, from Washington and Oregon to California and Florida. Latremouille remembers drawing with chalk at the age of four and being interested in intertwining toys like jigsaw puzzles. Intertwining themes remain at the root of much of her work. “My human figures, creatures and background are all interlocked. I’m drawn to that kind of integration with the environment.” Latremouille is also a singer and songwriter. The same philosophy that inspires her drawings is also evident in her songs. She plans to have a multimedia event at her Prayer for the World show, including drawings and music. — Beverly Cramp

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ONLINE REVIEWS Missed the show? Here’s a list of some recent exhibition reviews posted exclusively on the website. Keep up to date with what’s happening at the galleries. New reviews are posted every two weeks.






Liz Magor: LightShed; Coal Harbour, Vancouver

Alan Wood: New Work; Victoria

Ann Rosenberg takes an illuminating walking tour of Liz Magor’s luminous outdoor sculpture.


Abstract artist Alan Wood’s romantic inclinations are observed by Brian Grison.


The Limners; Victoria

Alicia Popoff: Sparks; Winnipeg

Perhaps the last group show of this Victoriabased “social club” which includes major and minor talents.

Scott Barham suggests that Alicia Popoff’s abstract acrylics “keep viewers slightly off balance.”




Gathie Falk: Heavenly Bodies; Vancouver

Dennis Budgen: A Fine Line; Calgary

Ann Rosenberg explores star gazing in Gathie Falk’s constellation of paintings.

Caterina Pizanias explains that “first rate illustrators like Budgen” reveal photography’s shortcomings.

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13. TRÉPANIERBAER Wyn Geleynse: Curtain; Calgary

4. DIANE FARRIS GALLERY Jesse Garbe: Recent Paintings and Drawings; Vancouver Jesse Garbe’s portrait of pink-tutu-clad art dealer Diane Farris highlights this emerging artist’s first solo show.

Kay Burns attempts to decipher Gordijn, Wyn Geleynse’s new video installation presenting “a sensation of having witnessed something.”

Proximities: Artists’ Statements and Their Works; Kamloops

Classified Materials: Accumulations, Archives, Artists; Vancouver

Writer Portia Priegert questions whether artists’ statements are “solicitations to curators” or a minor literary genre.

6. TRÉPANIERBAER Ryan Sluggett: Monsters and Their Niches; Calgary “Aroused, bloated and perhaps a bit perplexed,” are some of the characterizations Wes Lafortune gives to Ryan Sluggett’s oddly drawn figures.


Gilbert Bouchard discovers he’s being watched by the women who posed for Robert McInnis’s expressive portraits.


17. ART GALLERY OF THE SOUTH OKANAGAN Kristi Malakoff: Flourish; Penticton Portia Priegert goes gardening in Kristi Malakoff’s installations of cut-out paper flowers and butterflies.


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Maxine Noel; Winnipeg

The Art Formerly Known as New Media; Banff

Maxine Noel illustrates “what respect, humility, and honour might look like in paint,” Amy Karlinsky declares.

In the electronic arts, Kay Burns learns that “what once was new, soon becomes old” — or gets rejigged as a computer game.


Robert LeMay: What is Visible; Edmonton

Sara Genn tells us why New Yorkers are enthusiastic about Brian Jungen’s metamorphic sculptures.



R.F.M. (Robert) McInnis: A Retrospective of Figurative Paintings, Edmonton

Brian Jungen: Shapeshifter; New York

Douglas MacLean picks the best and brightest on show at Canada’s largest annual art fair.



Rob LeMay’s neo-Baroque still life paintings aim for “the ideal of Zen simplicity,” says Gilbert Bouchard.




5. VANCOUVER ART GALLERY Forty-four artists focused on collecting and archiving address the conundrum of who selects and signifies the art object.



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WORDS OF ART A reading of recent publications by Galleries West Reviews Editor Paula Gustafson ALBERTA REMEMBERS: RECALLING OUR RURAL ROOTS, paintings by Karen Brownlee, text by Kenneth Tingley, Red Deer Press, 144 pp., 128 watercolour images, $35 hard cover. The prairie landscape is dramatically changing. Iconic landmarks are fast disappearing and mega-agribusinesses are replacing family farms. In Alberta Remembers: Recalling Our Rural Roots, Kenneth Tingley’s historical text and the improbably vivid colour choices in Lethbridge artist Karen Brownlee’s paintings of rural communities — exhibited throughout Alberta during the 2005 centennial year — may be more than even wet-eyed nostalgia buffs might want to know about the rise and fall of grain elevators.

DON LI-LEGER: PAINTINGS, texts by Carol Prokop, Peter Ohler, Matt Petley Jones, published by Petley Jones Gallery, hard cover, 120 pp.,100 colour plates, $60 [limited edition with colour etching $250]. In 1999, Don Li-Leger shifted his artistic focus from realistic representations of flowers and birds to colourinfused semi-abstract compositions. Carol Prokop’s insightful essay suggests the painter’s world travels and his South Surrey, B.C., garden are twin sources of inspiration for Li-Leger’s new imagery.

SASKATCHEWAN: UNCOMMON VIEWS, photographs by John Conway, texts by Sharon Butala, David Carpenter, Helen Marzolf, The University of Alberta Press, 156 pp., 61 colour plates, $30 soft cover. John Conway’s “uncommon views” of post-pastoral Saskatchewan are like the long, unsmiling pause following the punch line of a bleak joke: a telephone pole striped with discarded licence plates, a derelict windmill, sterile rows of plasticwrapped hay bales, each exquisitely framed against an endless expanse of prairie and sky. “In Saskatchewan,” David Carpenter writes, “optimism is a guarded hope.” 40 Galleries West Spring 2006

SASKATCHEWAN: THE LUMINOUS LANDSCAPE, photographs by Courteney Milne, Red Deer Press, 144 pp., 225 colour photos, $35 hard cover. Award-winning Saskatoon photographer Courteney Milne has travelled across all seven continents during his 30-year career, documenting sacred sites and sharing his reverence for the land with audiences everywhere. In Saskatchewan: The Luminous Landscape, Milne turns his lens on the splendours of his home province, from microviews of lichen-brocaded rocks to the thousand-kilometre-long stretch of sand dunes bordering Lake Athabaska where, he writes, the “land makes no distinctions, cuts no deals, regards you as neither friend nor foe.”

TAKAO TANABE, essays by Ian Thom, Roald Nasgaard, Nancy Tousley, Jeffrey Spalding, Douglas & McIntyre, 172 pp., approx. 100 colour plates, $60 hard cover. In his biographical essay, Vancouver Art Gallery senior curator Ian Thom refutes the commonly held notion that Takao Tanabe’s wide-horizon landscapes are informed by his Japanese heritage — a motivation the artist dismisses outright. Instead, Thom characterizes Tanabe as a quintessentially West Coast artist concerned with the ineffable qualities of light and weather. Augmented by Nancy Tousley’s, Jeffrey Spalding’s and Dr. Roald Nasgaard’s perceptive comments about other aspects of Tanabe’s work, Takao Tanabe is the first definitive study of this important Canadian artist. A major exhibition of Takao Tanabe’s paintings and prints opened at the Art Gallery of Victoria in October 2005 and travels during 2006 to the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario.

JOHN KOERNER: A BRUSH WITH LIFE, autobiography by John Koerner, Ronsdale Press, 170 pp., 65 colour and 50 b&w images, $40 hard cover. In a memory tour that ranges from recollections of Salvador Dali’s first Paris exhibition through the cultural wasteland of Vancouver in the 1950s to his still active art practice — a new series of paintings was launched at Diane Farris Gallery last August — 92-yearold John Koerner offers a gentle perspective on the development of West Coast modernism.

SELECTED EXHIBITION CATALOGUES, ARTIST BOOKS AND EPHEMERA EVA DIENER: NEW PAINTINGS — 80-page large-format book published in conjunction with the July 7 - October 1, 2005, exhibition at Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, B.C., showcasing 50 examples of Diener’s vigorous depictions of fish and figures in flux. Illuminated by Robin Laurence’s “Emanations” essay about the Sechelt, B.C., artist. SYLVIE TOURANGEAU: LA RÉSIDENCE, LE PERFORMATIF: 15 MINUTES D’HUMANITÉ — superbly designed 100-page artist book documenting Quebec performance artist Sylvie Tourangeau’s residency project at AXENÉO7 Artists Centre and Espace in which she engaged 30 individuals in private 15-minute interactions “not founded on aesthetics but rather on ethical considerations.” Bilingual. Includes CD-ROM. Excellence Award, 2005 COUPE Design + Image Awards. GRUNT — gallery magazine launched September 2005 by Vancouver’s grunt gallery artist-run centre. Quarterly publication presents exhibition schedule information with literary-style commentaries about art and interviews with artists. MANAWA: PACIFIC HEARTBEAT — the latest lavishly illustrated book from Spirit Wrestler Gallery, celebrating the Vancouver gallery’s February 11 - March 11, 2006, exhibition of contemporary Maori and Pacific Northwest Coast art. TRANSFORMATIONS: CERAMICS 2005 — 52-page catalogue accompanying the Potters Guild of British Columbia 50th Anniversary exhibition at Burnaby Art Gallery, August 9 - September 11, 2005. Essay by UBC Museum of Anthropology ceramics curator Dr. Carol E. Mayer traces the trends and personalities that have influenced ceramic practice in British Columbia. Colour images of exhibited works and explanatory statements by 40 guild members. SOURCE BOOK 1955 - 2005 — CD-ROM produced by the Potters Guild of British Columbia.

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Calgary-based sculptor Reinhard Skoracki, 63, has been reborn. Fully in charge of his life after retiring from a high-powered career in the advertising business and a period working as an entrepreneur, Skoracki has a message that he wants to communicate through his pocket-sized bronze sculptures: Wake up! “To wake up and say we didn’t realize that we have been manipulated too much,” says Skoracki. “I think that is what’s important.” Placing much of the blame on television for what he perceives as society’s malaise, Skoracki recognizes the irony of a former adman invoking independent thought. “That’s the oxymoron,” he quips. Fit, trim and content, this professional artist seems an unlikely candidate to be a social provocateur. Skoracki has been happily married for nearly 40 years, with a son who is a medical doctor in the U.S. and a burgeoning art career that continues to bring him recognition. But take a closer look at the tiny cast bronze figures he creates in the basement of his Calgary home and you begin to realize there is more to Skoracki than smiles, success and good cheer. Born in 1942 to a family of Polish ancestry in the village of Grosse-Hesepe, Germany, in the midst of the Second World War, he was too young to have any memories of that defining world event and describes his early existence as a “beautiful childhood.” “The war was over when I was three years old,” he says. “But still as a kid, as a young child, Opposite: Reinhard Skoracki in his studio

Above: The Power of the Straight Line is Always Superior to the Curve, (Le Corbusier), 2004/05, bronze, steel and graphite drawing, 88 x 44 x 12 cm

Left: The Height of the Horse is Surprising Me, 2005,


bronze, 37 x 66 x 40 cm

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I didn’t see it. Even the suffering after the war — we had enough to eat, my father was a baker. Children don’t feel it like that; they play, play, play.” Yet deep in Skoracki’s psychic machinations, something was not turning smoothly. Leaving home at age 18 to seek out his first real job, he landed a spot working in advertising. Eventually his ambition led him into a power position in Berlin as the creative director of a firm responsible for the advertising of Europe’s largest electronics retailer. But again, something was missing. Quitting the advertising business for good and then buying his own trophy manufacturing company, Skoracki was searching for meaning in his life. That journey of discovery meant retirement from the business world at age 45, and a permanent move to Canada in 1988. In 1992 Skoracki enrolled at Alberta College of Art (now Alberta College of Art & Design) where he began, perhaps for the first time as an adult, to live the kind of life he wanted. Even before graduating with distinction from the college’s visual arts program in 1996, Skoracki began executing in bronze his wry observations about the way of the world. “I did it right away,” he says. “My first piece was at school; we poured (bronze) there, I think it was in my third year.” Inspired by his own history, by his readings of writer Franz Kafka’s works, and by a zealous dedication to living a fiercely independent life, for the past decade Skoracki has continued to create sculptures that not only amuse, but that stir emotions deep within us. Quintessential Skoracki is his piece of a man climbing a set of stairs

while holding up another set of stairs. The title — derived from Kafka’s Oktavheft G — is A stair, not deeply hollowed by steps, as seen by itself, is only something wooden, specially assembled. Initially this work provokes laughter, then it burrows deep into your brain, leaving a feeling that the joke is on us, the viewers. Like Kafka, whose novels and short stories, such as Amerika and The Metamorphosis, have been described as existential analyses of life, Skoracki uses satire to execute his clear-eyed musings about the world. He wants viewers of his small-scale works to lean in, closely inspecting the pieces that he hopes sum up in eloquent fashion the essence of human existence. The sculpture Marriage (see cover image) is another example of Skoracki’s sharp wit at play. Two bronze figures, female and male, hold a large orb over their heads. The sphere could be light and easy to manage, or dense and heavy, threatening to crush the two figures poised precariously beneath. “I think it’s the balance and the struggle,” says Skoracki about the piece. “From both sides, not one side. Everything has to be equal in marriage, or else it doesn’t work.” Jacek Malec, director of the Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts in Calgary and an admirer of Skoracki’s cast-in-bronze philosophy, says Skoracki’s powerful synthesis of the figure and its movement forms a strong body of work. “Skoracki feels an abiding sympathy for displaced, shunned members of society,” says Malec. “A deep humanism haunts his expressive, classical forms. His sculptures and installations reflect la condition humaine, in which fundamental questions about humankind are expressed as hand-to-hand combat between artist and subject. In his work he tries to wrest that fundamental grain of truth, regardless of whether his truth bears a joyous or a frightening countenance.” Skoracki creates works that are pieces of art but also poignant moments of human drama. The bronze figures seem to come alive, birthed by an artist at the zenith of his creative output. Like Kafka, Skoracki is living out his own metamorphosis. After leaving behind his life in big business and mass advertising, the sculptor now lives in a world of art, using creations small enough to hold in your hand to cast gargantuan ideas about being human. Reinhard Skoracki is represented by Art Ark Gallery in Kelowna and Herringer Kiss Gallery in Calgary. A show of Skoracki's work runs February 24 to April 2 at the Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Wes Lafortune is a full-time freelance writer based in Calgary. He regularly writes about the arts, business and social affairs. Above: Giorgio Armani, 2001, bronze, oil on canvas, 56 x 32 x 20 cm

Left: A stair, not deeply hollowed by steps, as seen by itself, is only something wooden, specially assembled (Franz Kafka, Oktavheft G), 2006, bronze, wood, 42 x 51 x 9 cm 44 Galleries West Spring 2006

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Alain Attar, “Distance”, 36” x 48”, Mixed Media on Panel

Introducing Alain Attar

Artists Represented Painters in various Mediums Alain Attar Anna Coghlan (Oct 14 – Oct 25) Bill Bragg Bill Laing Bill Wilkinson Christian Nicolay Colleen Meneer

Jim Kalnin John Hall RCA Joice M Hall RCA Marcia Harris

Rose Braun Sonja Kobrehel Steve Mennie Ted Smith Wanda Lock

Buck Vander Kooi Gary Haywood Geert Maas Michael Hermesh Phil Crawford

Mary Bull Meghan Hildebrand

(Sep 16 – Sep 27)

(Sep 30 – Oct 11)

(May 6 – May 18)

Print Makers and Illustrators Fred Brown Johann James Feught Mary Smith McCulloch Murray Kimber Sandi Ralph

(Jun 3 – Jun 24)

(Oct 28 – Nov 10)

Nadia Kroll Nicole Kraubner Norah Borden Portia Priegert Riyadh Hashim Robert Hamm Rosalynne Haynes Norman Shayne Brandel

Jenny Long

(Apr 22 - May 4)

(Aug 26 – Sep 13)

Dawn Emerson Evan Shandler (May 20 - Jun 1)

Glenn Clark Jane Everett

Reinhard Skoracki

(Sep 30 – Oct 11)

Sculptors Brent Bukowski

Photographers David Skelhon Gary Nylander Gordon Hartley Alternative Photography Rajul Iyer Exhibitions in 2006

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ROMANA KASPAR-KRAFT Owner, The Collector’s Gallery of Art, Calgary



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Seven-year-old Romana Kaspar gazed up at the huge, mysterious painting on the wall. “This is a very valuable and important work of art,” her father explained. She considered this for a moment. “Must be because he used so much paint!” For the owner of The Collector’s Gallery of Art in Calgary, the aesthetic response has become more sophisticated, though no less enthusiastic. Romana’s parents were owners of the respected Kaspar Gallery in Toronto and, as she recounts, her earliest visual memories are stocked with images any collector of Canadian historical art would recognize: Thomas Mower Martin, C.J. Way and Marmaduke Matthews. “Memories and early associations influence what people collect,” Romana says. “For me, there is a strong continuity between the art that was there when I was a child, and what I have in my home now.” Asked if her private acquisitions are motivated by her intuitive responses, Romana says: “Not just my own. My husband Shane (Kraft) loves to collect too. He is often the voice of reason. Actually he’s like a lot of our clients. He does research — he wants to know that any work of art we consider for purchase has a good, solid pedigree. I do believe that this is a sound approach

PAUL CRAWFORD Director, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, British Columbia

When Paul Crawford began collecting art in 1990, it wasn’t the most propitious of times. Kicked out of the University of Victoria at the tender age of 20, he had sold his prized stamp collection to pay the rent and had no immediate plans for the future. Then came one of life’s transformational moments. Waiting for a bus, Crawford whiled away the time in a Salvation Army thrift store. “I found a framed photograph. It was wrapped in butcher string and the frame was broken but it caught my eye,” says Crawford, who spent four of his last few dollars on the picture. That photograph turned out to be an original Yousuf Karsh — Crawford’s $4 investment is now worth $600. It wasn’t just the Karsh photograph that attracted Crawford. He wrote to Karsh to find out about the picture’s subject and Karsh sent a handwritten letter back with a self-portrait. “I was more interested in Karsh’s accounts of

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the people he was photographing and his interactions with them during the photo shoot,” Crawford says. The events and socio-economic history surrounding artworks became the driving force behind Crawford’s ongoing interest in art, particularly British Columbia art. He returned to university, earned a B.A. in art history (the only subject that had interested him enough to get a passing grade in his first year before being expelled) and embarked on a career in the visual arts. Crawford worked as a commercial art dealer in Victoria and eventually ended up at his current job as director and curator for the Grand Forks Art Gallery. Paul’s collection is rich in B.C. art, including (above) the 1948 watercolour Los Indios, San Miguel de Allende Mexico, by William J. B. Newcombe, and (right) Jack Shadbolt’s study for the painting Dog Among the Ruins, 1946/47, graphite on


for any collector, whether they are just starting out Romana Kaspar Kraft at her home or have been at it for ages.” Obviously, Canadian historical art is significant for Romana, but are there surprises to be seen in her home? “The early Canadian avant-garde pieces. William Ronald and his brother John Meredith, for example. I was always aware of the early 20th century European movements — my parents’ roots are there, and I think that kind of sensibility had a great influence on what caught their attention in the Canadian art scene. On the one hand they gravitated toward the “old masterish” look, but their deep respect for Mondrian and Kandinsky made them receptive to Canadian experiments with abstraction. “What’s the one thing Romana dreams of adding to her collection? “Any Lake Superior scene by Lawren Harris. There is something about them that gives me goosebumps.” — Elizabeth Herbert

His job titles and addresses changed but throughout the past 15 years Crawford continued to add to his personal art collection. He has works by famous B.C. artists like Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, Toni Onley and the grandfather of conceptual art in this province, Iain Baxter. Crawford also has larger collections of lesser-known B.C. artists. He has 40 pieces by William Newcombe, a painter born in Vancouver in 1907 who studied with Group of Seven member Fred Varley. “Newcombe went to Black Tusk Mountain and did lots of sketching like the Group of Seven did,” says Crawford, adding that after WW II, Newcombe tired of Vancouver and moved to England where he exhibited next to Henry Moore and other British modernists. Newcombe died in 1969 and there was only one major retrospective. “He is almost written out of the art history books,” says Crawford. Ronald Bladen (1918–1988) is another B.C.-born artist collected by Crawford. Bladen is viewed as a father of Minimalism and his work is still sold in New York art galleries. “There’s so much stuff being lost or threatened,” Crawford says of historically significant B.C. artworks. “I can’t say no when I have a chance to acquire it.” Crawford’s most intriguing painting is, possibly, a Fred Varley portrait of Henry Mortimer Lamb, who was a critic, collector and big promoter of the Group of Seven. “The same portrait is in the Vancouver Art Gallery,” says Crawford. “Mine is on canvas and the VAG’s is on board. When I showed a photo of my painting to Fred Varley’s grandson, he said, ‘that’s my grandfather’s painting’. But when I told him it wasn’t the VAG painting, he told me that Mortimer Lamb’s wife, Vera Weatherbee, made a copy of the original Varley for herself when Lamb donated a portion of his art collection to the VAG in the 1930s.” — Beverly Cramp


Left: Paul Crawford, director of the Grand Forks Art Gallery, framed by works from his personal collection.

PAUL SAYS ■ Do research. Contact the artist or people who are experts on the artist. ■ Go to art auctions. It’s a great way to start a collection, especially if you’re on a budget.

■ Protect the artwork’s provenance. Never, for example, remove exhibition labels from the back of a painting.

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TAMAR ZENITH Co-director, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary


Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, a small prairie town south of Moose Jaw, seems like a strange place for a gallery housing an international art collection. “I had to make a home for my family,” chuckles the unmarried and childless Bill Shurniak, referring to his art collection. Now retired, the 74-year-old banker grew up in nearby Limerick and began his career as a teller at the Imperial Bank of Canada in Assiniboia, just around the corner from where his namesake gallery now stands. One bank branch led to another, and before long Shurniak was embarking on a career as an international financier that had him traveling across the world and living abroad for more than two decades. It was during this part of his life that Shurniak began to purchase art. “The majority of the paintings are from places where I lived and worked,” he says. “There’s a story attached to almost every painting.” After more than 20 years in Hong Kong and a recent stint in Australia, Shurniak returned to live in Saskatchewan on his family’s land. At first he considered building his art gallery on the homestead. However, he decided against that after considering the impact on family members still living there, and the kind of security measures needed to protect the collection. Instead, with his donation of $1 million, the Shurniak Art Gallery opened its doors on July 30, 2005. “We’ve had 6,000 people visit since we opened,” says Shurniak. “It’s quite outstanding.” A collection that would be noted in any city in the country is simply


Director, Shurniak Art Gallery, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan

Tamar Zenith, elegant in Prada, greets me with a smile and ushers me into a remarkable interior. I look up, and up. Staircases framed by minimalist horizontal bars and delicate rectangular screens create a light-filled space of their own. Walls are cool-toned, the furniture (“We don’t have much of it”) sleek and low. I contemplate the paintings, mixed media works and photographs. In contrast to the house, the art is luscious, sensuous and painterly. “My house is my canvas,” Tamar says. “It was designed with a view to displaying our collection.” On one wall is a painting in encaustic (a mixture of pigment and wax used by the ancient Egyptians) by Canadian artist Christopher Kier called Sacred Vessel. I am tempted to reach out and touch its rich, honey-like surface. “My mother Helen Zenith and I are interested in artists who push the boundaries of their process.” I’m reminded of Gauguin’s famous advice to young painters: “...and that shadow, rather blue? Don’t be afraid to paint it as blue as possible.” Above the chesterfield is a large work by the Vancouver-born artist Graham Gillmore, who currently works in New York City. His images feature ostentatious “routered in” words and phrases whose meanings are at odds with the frankly beautiful glowing forms below. Left: Tamar Zenith: “Newzones Gallery participates regularly in inter“My house is my canvas.” national art fairs, and my personal collection reflects this experience,” says Zenith. At the foot of the stairs are four black-and- Opposite: Smoke Rings (I) by Donald Sultan, ed. of 75, white photographs by Donald Sultan, whose 2001, digital print, 23" x work may be found in the collections of the 23", is part of the artscape Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim and in Tamar’s Calgary home. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to name a few.

mesmerizing when you consider that a local tire recycling plant is still considered a major tourist on canvas by Chinese attraction in this town of 2,800. artist Ai Xuan, part of the The Shurniak collection includes more than collection housed in the 500 paintings, with more than 200 on display at Shurniak Art Gallery. any given time. Artists such as A.Y. Jackson, Lawren Harris and Allen Sapp are represented, but this is not exclusively a collection of Canadian art. Beyond the scenes of Canadiana are works collected from across Europe and Asia. “The collection has an international flavour,” says Shurniak. “There are four rooms of Canadian paintings and two rooms of international paintings.” Asked what motivated him to build an art gallery in south central Saskatchewan, Shurniak replies, “It will help that part of the province; it will help the town survive.” It’s the same kind of sentiment that led this humble man to begin collecting in the first place. Thinking of the paintings as members of his family, Shurniak never sold any of the pieces he collected during the past 50 years. “If I had to sell some, it would be like cutting off my right arm.” — Wes Lafortune Bill Shurniak with

The White Watershed, oil

BILL’S ADVICE ■ I wouldn’t want to give advice. ■ I buy because the piece reminds me of someplace I’ve lived or to help an artist friend — of course I still have to like it.

■ I haven’t been looking at the financial gain.

Like magic, loops and lozenges of white smoke entice the eye to dance away from the picture frames — playful, accessible images animating Tamar’s quiet surroundings. “I grew up around beautiful things,” she says. “I was deeply influenced by that.” — Elizabeth Herbert TIPS FROM TAMAR ■ Collect what you love. ■ If what you love does not fit your budget or home, make it work for you. Pay in installments, store the piece or hang it somewhere else — it is important to have the piece of your dreams.

■ Be informed, do some research and collect from a reputable gallery or dealer.

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So why now? What is it about the art of Brian Jungen that is worthy of all of this attention? Where once art was easily definable into very neat categories: Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Colourfield, for example, each a more-or-less cohesive movement engaged in responding to the preceding aesthetic trends, today art is, well, different. Some cite post-modernism as the reason for art’s multifarious definitions. As a reaction to modernism — whose goal was to sweep aside anything “traditional” favouring a celebration of progress and improvement — post-modernism’s raison d’être was, and is, the very notion of change. And if change is the status quo, well then eclecticism, collage, pastiche — anything involving compilation and assemblage — is worthy of the ‘pomo’ label. Post-modernism’s affection for meta-narratives has, arguably, announced an end to Art (how can we



May 25 – Sept 04, 2006

Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

"One of today's most interesting and widely acclaimed younger artists"

"Mr. Jungen's work harnesses the twin powers of mass culture and ancient history" (The New York Times)

BRIAN JUNGEN Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery, with the support of The Audain Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Gallery. Curated by Daina Augaitus, chief curator at the VAG, the exhibition ran September 29 to December 31, 2005, at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and will show May 25 to September 4 at the Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal. Brian Jungen is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver. Julia Dault is a visual arts writer and critic; she writes a weekly column for the National Post called “At the Galleries”. Spring 2006 Galleries West 55


(Washington Post)

Brian Jungen appears January 28 to April 30 at the Vancouver Art


Sept 29 – Dec 31, 2005

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Brian Jungen, Prototype for New Understanding #4, 1998, Nike Air Jordans, human hair, 45.7 x 34 x 17.8 cm (18" x 13 5/8 " x 7") Collection of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft, Vancouver, Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery


invent anything more specific than ‘after modernity’ when art is coming from so many different local and Below: Isolated Depiction of the Passage of Time, 2001, plastic food trays, sub-cultural ideologies?). Considering this climate television monitor, VCR, wood. of post-modernism when Collection of Bob Rennie, Vancouver. viewing Jungen’s work helps to understand its relevance. His use of omnipresent consumer products as his dominant medium and their subversion into new objects is, at a very basic level, a literal translation of post-modern sensibilities. By taking recognizable objects — find one person who can’t place Nike’s Michael Jordan silhouette icon — he is speaking to us in product slang, a universal language based on money and manipulation. The subjects that Jungen addresses with his practice are of top priority and relevance to today’s world. How do we define culture? What are the effects of globalization? How is cultural difference used, by whom, and to what end? Just think of recent international conflicts; the recent institutionalization of sameness in France and the ensuing riots, for example, is only one instance highlighting the relevance of these questions. That his art is informed by his mixed Aboriginal heritage brings his commentary home. How is Aboriginal culture defined in Canada? How do we view Aboriginal art? What sort of fetishization exists of Aboriginal culture? Jungen is presenting new forms of Aboriginal art that speak to the misconceptions of a culture that he considers to be, “a third world within a first world.” Interestingly, much of the critical discourse surrounding Jungen’s work highlights his own Dane-zaa background; one wonders if this focus isn’t, in part at least, an extension of the very thing that Jungen is critiquing in much of his work. These are not easy subjects. In the end, Jungen’s interest in such vast themes — commodity and cultural festishism, mass-production, modes of exchange, value, worth, definitions of Aboriginal culture, and more — weave their way through objects that are really engaging to look at. Jungen’s focus on recontextualizing commercial objects lures viewers into the potential dialogue. He’s using a language we all understand and usurping it, in sometimes really witty ways — who ever saw a plastic femur?! — so that his objects uncoil into so much more. Art like this, with layers of meaning and significance, isn’t easy to come by. Thankfully, Jungen’s areas of inquiry are near limitless; it will be interesting to see where they take him next. Above: Cetology, 2002, plastic chairs.




There are two very sound ways into a subject like art. The first is descriptive, requiring answers to questions about the length, breadth, width, colour, surface, density and weight of a thing. The second is conceptual and is thus less concerned with the physical qualities of the object. Here, the idea is of essence and the goal is to play with it in all of its limitless possibilities, toying with the notion of artist’s intention along the way. Happily, the one method does not eliminate the other. In fact, understanding the “thingyness” of art and the concepts behind it is one of the most pleasurable activities around, especially when applied to art that can hold up under both forms of scrutiny. The art of Brian Jungen is a perfect place to apply this parallel approach. The Vancouver-based artist makes work that is as aesthetically rigourous as it is conceptually sound. It is no wonder that he is the focus of a touring solo exhibition now on at the Vancouver Art Gallery. There are themes that run through much of Jungen’s work. He is interested in subverting the power of objects, in particular commercial objects and what they stand for; he’s also interested in Minimalism, both its physical and conceptual vocabularies. Then, there are his broader investigations into the creation, understanding and uses of cultural identity and therein, the definitions of Aboriginal culture in Canada and the world at large. All this in extremely original objects that are beautiful to look at — no small feat.

NOT JUST ANY SNEAKER The series that really put Jungen on the art radar was called Prototypes for New Understanding. First shown at the Charles H. Scott Gallery in Vancouver in 1999, Jungen used the black, white and red leather pieces from Nike Air Jordan sneakers and re-stitched them into semblances of West Coast Aboriginal masks, whales, falcons, ravens and more. In the ‘masks,’ the original object and the reconfigured object couldn’t be more different. You see, Air Jordans aren’t just sneakers. First designed in 1987, the shoe changed the way Nike marketed their products, grossing them and Michael Jordan millions of dollars and causing near riots in the streets. In April last year, a 17-year-old was shot and found shoeless in a Chicago alleyway. “It was all about the shoes,” the Chicago police reported, the statement sadly echoing Nike’s original campaign that had a gasping Spike Lee exclaim, “It’s gotta be the shoes!” in response to Michael Jordan’s way with the ball. The victim was wearing Air Jordan’s latest generation. For years now, the shoes have been coveted by youth everywhere, including teens on Aboriginal reserves, where they are a symbol of power, success, money, talent and near untouchability. As a member of the Doig River band of B.C.’s Dane-Zaa Nation, Jungen knows the influences of commercial products and branding on Aboriginal traditions. The Prototypes conflate the constructed aura surround-

Prototype for New Understanding #8, 1999, Nike Air Jordans. Collection of Colin Griffiths, Vancouver. Spring 2006 Galleries West 51



the many Air Jordan sneaker boxes to create the miniature tensegrity designs. In so doing, he is truly committing to Fuller’s philosophy of ephemeralization, the notion of doing more with less that today seems like second nature. Unto themselves, the domes are curious constructions. In the space of the exhibition hall they are dwarfed commentaries on the complexities of Fuller’s innovation and the ultimate failure of his Utopia. Works like Michael, 2003, extend Jungen’s interest in material-use — of cardboard in particular — and his play with desire and pop cultural icons. Using powder-coated aluminum, he makes exact replicas of the Air Jordan shoe boxes, the same ones that he cut up for his Fuller domes. By creating these permanent versions of objects whose only use is to carry more permanent items, he is overturning consumption’s pecking order. Jungen’s objects are beautiful, slick, indestructible; re-versioning this refuse is yet another way into the unwritten rules of commercialism. What objects do we value and why? How do rules of exchange and consumption govern behaviour? Michael also speaks to Jungen’s own childhood relationship to objects, where his mother was constantly reusing and recycling objects around the house.



ing the sneaker and the spirituality contained within the symbol of the mask; the ‘masks’ are hybrid objects from two very oppositional worlds. The results are dramatic, damning, blasphemous; the tearing up of the consumer product, an act that Jungen himself admits felt odd, is a form of modernday rebellion. Further, re-stitching the shoe corpses into religious symbols draws immediate parallels between the mass consumption of commercial objects and the mass consumption of cultural difference. It’s this fascination with difference — dreamcatchers-cum-keychains, tribal chic, that sort of thing — that Jungen is pinpointing. It is also sometimes called “fetishization of the Other,” and denotes the manipulation of difference for the benefit of the dominating authority, to the tastemakers looking for the next big thing. The term itself is a conflation of Marxist notions of the commodity fetish, Freud’s ideas on sexual taste and terms established by Edward Said’s treatise on the romanticization of difference in Orientalism, written back in 1978.

Jungen’s interest in commercial products also extends beyond shoes. Cetology, 2002, Vienna, 2003, and Shapeshifter, 2000, are enormous whale skeletons, ranging from 21 to 40 feet, made entirely from broken pieces of white plastic lawn furniture. They hang much like any specimen in a natural history museum would, suspended from the ceiling in life-like formation. This exhibit is the first time that the whale pod has been reunited since ‘birth’. As with the Prototypes, this series references Aboriginal myth. The whale itself is an important symbol, sometimes representing containment, traveling, the womb, guardianship, and a universal deluge; a shapeshifter is a mythical creature that can




Left: L to R: Collective Unconscious; First Nation, Second Nature; Work to Rule; 2005, carved baseball bats, artist proofs. Produced with support of Province of British Columbia Spirit of BC Arts Fund.

Opposite gatefold: Installation view of Prototypes, 1998 - 2005, Nike Air Jordans. 52 Galleries West Spring 2006

morph from human to animal and back again, the sphere of rebirth akin to passage through a magical threshold. Beyond myth, Jungen’s use of petroleum bi-products can be viewed in a couple of different ways. First, there is the significance of oil to Aboriginal culture. Whale oil was the main source of fuel until the mid-19th century when it was replaced by petroleum. Second, the use of plastic bones could be seen as a wry commentary on the role of the museum and its authority on value and worth. By elevating plastic chairs as common as these to coveted museum objects, Jungen is furthering a debate that has long raged in the art of many contemporary artists. Calling attention to the museum’s authority and, by extension, the art market is, in fact, what pushed definitions of art beyond length, breadth, width, colour, surface, density and weight. Examining the place and role of the museum ushered in things as specific as Matta-Clark’s anarchitecture and as general as performance art and the necessary objectlessness of conceptualism. Talking Sticks, 2005, is another work furthering Jungen’s exploration of ready-made, iconic objects. Made from a clutch of baseball bats leaning against the wall, each bat is engraved with a call to unite the workforce: “heroes of labour,” “thieves of freedom,” “united to crush” are some of the phrases engraved into the smooth wood. Influenced both by Marxist theory and the tradition of the baseball bat in North America, the objects are direct references to Aboriginal engraving and to talking sticks often used to arbitrate talking circles and in meditation, prayer and healing. Of course, the Prototypes series, his pod and his Talking Sticks are all nods to the great Marcel Duchamp, an artist many consider to be the forefather of modern art. When, in 1917, Duchamp thrust a signed urinal into the space of a gallery, called it a fountain and deemed it to be art, that was that. Art in the age of mechanical reproduction was born and artistic agency was freed from things as limiting as actual hands-on skill. Though Jungen’s use of commercial materials is inescapably Duchampian, his mode of artmaking inserts the artist’s hand back into the process; Jungen’s masks, bones and bats require absolute artistic talent.

JUNGEN’S MATERIAL WORLD After the attention he received from the Prototypes, Jungen continued exploring materials and their corresponding conceptual forms in much of his work. Untitled, 2001, carefully reproduces the unremarkable wooden packing pallets used by forklifts to carry goods. Using Western red cedar, Jungen carefully remade the slats of wood, with wooden pegs to secure the pieces, and stacked them together. As Trevor Smith highlights in Collapsing Utopias: Brian Jungen’s Minimalist Tactics, Jungen’s Untitled could be said to respond to a work called Pyre from Carl Andre’s Element Series, 1960. And in fact, much of Jungen’s style carries a minimalist’s aesthetic sensibility. Like LeWitt, Truitt, Serra, Flavin and Judd, Jungen is interested in simple forms and basic materials. Like them, Jungen calls as much attention to the surrounding walls as to the very physicality of his objects. Take the very tiny Little Habitat I, 2003, and Little Habitat II, 2004, domes made in homage to the Utopian architecture of Buckminster Fuller at a mere 65 x 65 x 30 centimetres. Jungen used the discarded cardboard from





Above: Steamer Arriving at Nanaimo, 2005, watercolour, 14" x 17"

E.J. (Edward John) Hughes joined the ranks of Canada’s most sought-after painters in 2004 when a painting he had sold for $150 in 1951 fetched $920,000 — $600,000 above the asking price — at a Toronto auction. “Way more than I expected,” he told a Vancouver Sun reporter. That 2004 sale by the Heffel Gallery of Fishboats, Rivers Inlet (1946, oil on canvas) to an unidentified British Columbia buyer capped a landmark year of record prices for landscapes painted by the 92-year-old resident of Duncan, B.C., who once considered giving up painting because he couldn’t make a living from it. The artist has told interviewers that he drew before he could talk, and completed his first landscape at age three. Born in 1913, Hughes spent much of his British Columbia childhood sketching boats and harbour activities around Nanaimo and North Vancouver. By 1929, when he was 16, he was studying at the Vancouver School of Art, with financial support from three uncles. His teachers included Jock Macdonald and Group of Seven founding member, F. H. Varley. A couple of years later, Hughes was eking out a livelihood as a freelance commercial artist, producing drypoint and linocut prints for sale, and painting commissioned murals. After struggling through the Depression, Hughes joined the Canadian army in 1939 and spent the next six years as an official war artist recording images of the military life. Two trips to New York in 1944 gave him a chance to see the quasi-primitive work of Henri Rousseau and the Mexican muralists, and his paintings soon reflected their influence. Once back home on the coast, Hughes began interpreting the B.C. landscape with a stylized approach to realism. In 1947, he received the first Emily Carr scholarship — a $1,000 prize — with Group of Seven leader Lawren Harris recommending him. This allowed Hughes to spend a year sketching around Vancouver Island. He had some success selling his landscapes, at prices averaging $200 apiece. By 1950, with Spring 2006 Galleries West 57


the help of Harris — whose own 1920 painting, Algoma Hill, sold for $1.38 million in November 2005 — Hughes had sold paintings to the Vancouver Art Gallery, the University of Toronto and the National Gallery of Canada. But the sales were hardly enough to pay the rent on the wilderness home that he shared with his wife, Fern, near Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island. “I was going to have to give up art and get some other kind of employment.” Then luck intervened in the person of Max Stern, owner of Montreal’s Dominion Gallery. By chance, Stern discovered a Hughes painting in a University of British Columbia dormitory while visiting Vancouver in 1951 to organize an exhibition of western artists for his gallery. Deeply impressed by the quality of Hughes’s evocative images of coastal life, Stern tracked down the reclusive artist with the help of the RCMP and a Victoria newspaper columnist. For $500, Stern bought everything in Hughes’s studio — about 12 paintings and some works on paper — and signed him up to an exclusive dealership contract. That arrangement, which worked well for both parties, lasted until Stern died in 1987. Hughes was able to focus exclusively on his painting while Stern sold his canvases like hot cakes. Hughes later told Janet Martinez, director of the E. J. Hughes Gallery in Duncan, that Stern came into his life at just the right time. “I was thinking of either going back into the armed forces or becoming a postman,” he said. “That money paid my rent for a couple of months and let me keep painting.” Stern was a shrewd dealer. The top prices paid for Hughes’s oil paintings went from $1,000 in 1959 to more than $25,000 at the time of Stern’s death. The prices continued to increase steadily during the years after that, when Hughes 58 Galleries West Spring 2006

received the Order of Canada and honAbove: Genoa Bay, 1981, oil on canvas, 32" x 40" ourary doctorates from three institutions. Martinez believes that Hughes’s conLeft: Fishboats, Rivers Inlet, sistent approach to painting contributed 1946, oil on canvas, 42" x 50" to his growing popularity: “It seems to me that when an artist sticks with it, and Opposite page: Maple Bay, 1972, continues to do exactly what he set out oil on canvas, 40" x 32" to do, eventually he is bound to achieve greater acceptance.” While Stern found buyers for Hughes’s landscapes, Hughes’s late wife Fern — whom he married in 1940 — provided him with the moral support he needed whenever his career faltered. “I’ve always painted what I wanted,” he explained to writer Lynn Tanod in 2002. “And if you’re going to be a realist painter, you’re going to have to deal with a lot of rejection.” The Vancouver Art Gallery — which acquired its first Hughes painting in 1949 and now holds the most significant collection of his work in public hands — organized the first major retrospective of his work in 1967. “His private revelation is of a kind to resist the wearing of time,” wrote curator Doris Shadbolt in the exhibition catalogue. As if to take its cue from that prescient comment, the VAG organized an even larger retrospective in 2003, spanning 70 years and encompassing Hughes’s work as a printmaker and muralist as well as his work as a prolific painter in oils. Critic Sarah Milroy, writing in The Globe and Mail, observed that as a British Columbian she found it hard to resist Hughes’s expressive images of fishing boats, passenger ferries crossing the Georgia Straight, gnarly arbutus trees, and snowcapped mountains: “The landscape, inexorably plied by tourism, mediated by industry, transformed by resource extraction — that was his muse.” Today, no longer able to stand at his easel for lengthy periods because he tires easily, Hughes spends about an hour daily painting primarily in watercolour, and has been named the 2005 recipient of the $25,000 Audain prize for lifetime achievement in visual art. His secretary, Pat Salmon, says Hughes feels he is too old for sketching trips so he tends to spend his time revisiting old scenes. “His hand is still steady after years of practice.” Hughes’s legacy, according to Ian Thom, senior curator at the VAG, is that of a subtle and complex practitioner who set out to make art out of nature. “He has done so in remarkable images informed by a unique and incisive vision,” Thom writes in the catalogue for the 2003 retrospective. “He has made art out of the raw material of the world.” Reproductions of Hughes's artwork are found at the E.J. Hughes Gallery, Duncan, B.C. Original Hughes paintings occasionally become available through the auction houses. Brian Brennan is the author of Romancing the Rockies: Mountaineers, Missionaries, Marilyn & More, published by Fifth House Ltd. His profiles of Western Canada’s distinguished senior artists appear regularly in Galleries West.

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If you can make it in New York City, the saying goes, you can make it anywhere. Richard Thompson took that gamble in 2003 by opening a Manhattan office for his gallery software company, Theo Digital. “The first year in New York kicks your ass,” Thompson admits. “The second year you get back on your feet and in the third year you start taking names and surviving.” Theo Digital provides front-end services such as website design and most marketing functions. “I like to work from the Internet back,” says Thompson. “Sales are one of the most important things a gallery does. They have to sell to survive, and to promote their artists.” Thompson says there are many content management programs on the market but most of them are generic. “The beauty of Theo is that we’ve customized software for galleries. You don’t have to know HTML or work with hundreds of pages and thousands of images. You just work with a browser screen to make changes to your website.”

TECH CHECK Hesitant about making contact with the ether world? Richard Thompson of Theo Digital gives us his top tips for gallerists embarking on a trip to cyberspace.

1. Find a reputable, local tech to help you with your computer and gallery network needs. Ask other business owners you know for referrals. A $85 to $100 per hour labour rate is standard but make sure they get the job done quickly at that price. You are paying for expertise, not just a business card. 2. Buy a laptop computer and a lock for it. Laptops offer the flexibility for a gallery to take work on

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Theo Digital partners with Toronto-based GallerySoft to provide computer software systems specifically for art galleries. GallerySoft handles most of the back-end functions such as managing clients, inventory, invoicing, images, shows, mailings, accounting and commission statements. “We combine what are often separate programs into one integrated whole,” says Moe Lamothe, GallerySoft’s president and senior programmer. “The whole idea is that when a client’s name is entered, say for a mailing, that data never needs to be entered again. The program automatically updates the client’s file. This not only saves time but prevents spelling mistakes.” While Theo Digital and GallerySoft are two established players, there are others in this emerging field. Vancouver’s Buschlen Mowatt Gallery is a longtime user of New York-based ArtSystems software, which it uses for managing artwork and clients. “We use the technology to catalogue artwork and to keep track of where it goes,” says Jan Ballard, the gallery’s executive director. “We’re happy with what it does.” Ballard says the front-end work of keeping the gallery’s website current is done in-house, and the gallery’s client base is kept up to date using Maximizer contact management software. ArtSystems offers three applications for managing art, antiques and other fine collectibles. Studio is intended for artists, the Collections application can be used to manage art holdings, and GalleryPro automates most art business and collection information management tasks including contacts, transactions, accounting, images, exhibitions, shipments, sales, consignments, bibliographies and biographies. A web manager application can be integrated with the software. Denver-based Masterpiece Solutions is another source for software, point-of-sale (POS) hardware and Internet services for the art, antique, craft and gift industries. Masterpiece Manager, the company’s all-in-one software option, is targeted at owners of galleries and retail stores as well as at individual artists. The software features a clean visual presentation, accurate POS information, faster paper processing and password-protected security. Masterpiece Solutions has recently activated ArcherExchange, a new website showcasing the art of galleries and artists who use the Masterpiece Manager software package. “We are not after a cut or commission on any sales generated by this site,” says James Archer, president of Masterpiece Solutions. “It is simply a vehicle to increase exposure for our clients. If a consumer finds a piece on ArcherExchange, they will deal directly with the seller.” Spinnsoft, a California company, started out more than a decade ago providing custom databases to a number of divergent industries. In 1994, owner Doug Spinn was commissioned to design a custom application for a Laguna Beach gallery, and the rest, as they say, is history. Now focusing almost exclusively on art-related products including tools for marketing, inventory, finances and website maintenance, Spinnsoft’s Gallery Database is used by galleries, artists and publishers across the country and internationally.

the road or home. Starting any business requires lots of extra hours and it’s important to take the work with you. Buying the lock ensures no one will walk off with the laptop while you are busy in the gallery. Make sure it has virus protection as well. 3. Get high speed Internet in the gallery. Dial-up just doesn’t cut it anymore and you don’t save enough money annually to justify

the loss in productivity. Also set up a network in the gallery to share the connection with more than one computer. 4. Choose a contact management software program and an invoicing program. It’s preferable if both these functions are in the same program as with gallery software packages like Gallerysoft, Masterpiece Manager and ArtSystems.

Gallery Express art gallery management software by Victoria-based DevWave Software is an inventory management and POS program developed specifically for art galleries. The software includes consignment and sales commission management, artist biographies, accounting reports and a web publishing feature that lets gallery owners create real HTML web pages. A Gallery Express demonstration site containing works of art, limited edition prints and other inventory items is intended to represent how the software functions in a typical art gallery. No matter which software package you choose to bring a technology edge to your art business, you can expect to pay either a flat fee for your software purchase ranging between $500 and $1,000, or a set monthly fee. Barbara Pelham, owner of Canada House gallery in Banff, says it’s important to stay up-to-date with new technology because her clients are using it. “We’ve had transactions with clients using their BlackBerry,” she says, referring to the palm-sized gizmo that sends email messages wirelessly. Pelham is a GallerySoft and Theo Digital user, having evolved her website — which she started 10 years ago — several times with different softwares. “We started dealing with the Internet early because we knew it was the next big step. We’ve really come a long way, from doing brochure stills that were rarely updated, to updating every two hours. We are almost live (real time) now, or as live as we can make it.” Pelham’s advice to other gallery owners is that leading-edge technology is an investment. “If you put money into it wisely, it will come back. Do your research, there are plenty of software options out there. But if our client base is using the latest technology, it behooves us to provide that service to them.” For those sorts of reasons, Thompson says that gallery software is itself becoming more marketable. “We used to be sixth or seventh place in a gallery’s marketing plan. Slowly but surely we are creeping up the list.” The latest trend in gallery software, according to Thompson and Lamothe, is a growing awareness of the marketing uses of automated systems. “We have a server version which means you can get all your data over the Internet. Gallerists can actually do all their transactions at an art fair because they can access their database back in their gallery. And everything you do at the fair is instantly updated in all your files,” says Lamothe. CONTACTS ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

5. Choose an accounting program that you’re comfortable with. Quickbooks is popular and quite user friendly, and it integrates with several contact management programs.

7. Contact a web designer to create the look and feel of your website. It should reflect your other gallery creative, so using the same designer is helpful.

6. Start looking at other gallery websites and make notes about what you like and don’t like. Begin planning the online version of your gallery. It will account for 20-40% of your sales so it’s almost as important as the four walls of your physical gallery.

8. Get a content management system for your website so that you can quickly update it in the gallery. Your website is an important business tool and you should be able to quickly and easily change it yourself.

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ALBERTA DIRECTORY Banff..................................................................62 Bragg Creek .......................................................62 Calgary...............................................................62 Camrose.............................................................67 Canmore ............................................................67 Crownsnest ........................................................67 Didsbury.............................................................67 Donalda .............................................................67 Edmonton..........................................................67 Fort MacLeod.....................................................70 Fort McMurray ...................................................70 Grande Prairie ....................................................70 High River ..........................................................70 Jasper.................................................................70 Lacombe ............................................................70 Lethbridge..........................................................70 Medicine Hat .....................................................71 Okotoks .............................................................71 Red Deer ............................................................71 Waterton Lakes ..................................................71 Wildwood ..........................................................71 BRITISH COLUMBIA DIRECTORY Abbotsford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Cherryville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Courtenay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Duncan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Gabriola Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Golden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Invermere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Kamloops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Kelowna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Nanaimo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Penticton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Prince George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Qualicum Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Salt Spring Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Sechelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Shuswap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Silver Star Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Squamish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Vancouver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Whistler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 SASKATCHEWAN DIRECTORY Assiniboia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Estevan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Lumsden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Meacham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Moose Jaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Prince Albert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Regina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Saskatoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Swift Current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Yorkton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 MANITOBA DIRECTORY Winnipeg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Brandon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Gimli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 YUKON DIRECTORY Whitehorse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Yellowknife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

ALBERTA GALLERIES BANFF, AB Commercial Galleries ABOUT CANADA GALLERY 105 Banff Ave (PO Box 1507), Banff, AB T1L 1B4 T. 403-760-2996 F. 403-760-3075 Toll Free: 1 800 760-9872 AURA GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART 100 Mountain Ave (Rimrock Hotel), Box 1109 Banff, AB T1L 1B1 T. 403-760-6102 F. 403-609-3377 CANADA HOUSE GALLERY PO Box 1570, 201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5 T. 403-762-3757 F. 403-762-8052

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Toll Free: 1 800 419-1298 A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art — paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Banff Springs Hotel, 403 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-760-2382 New to Banff — Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian Art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both wellestablished and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm.

PEOPLE George F. J. Gosbee became chair of the Board of Governors of the Alberta College of Art & Design effective December 9. Currently chairman, president and CEO of Tristone Capital Inc., Gosbee is also co-owner of the Maple Leaf Bar and Grille in Banff and RK Heli Ski Panorama Inc. Gosbee succeeds outgoing chair D’Arcy Levesque, who completed his term in office. SUMMIT GALLERY OF FINE ART 120 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-762-4455 Toll Free: 1 888 358-4455 This welcoming, spacious gallery features the Canadian landscape through painting, photography and sculpture and offers a large selection of art jewellery, ceramics and hand-blown glass — all informed by nature. Large selection always available even during solo exhibitions. Private viewing room provided. Centrally located at 120 Banff Ave up the stairs. Daily 10 am - 9 pm. 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 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 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 CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-543-9900 This landmark building on the NW corner of 7th Ave and Centre St SW in downtown Calgary has been renovated to house artist studios, galleries, and ancillary retail businesses. Centrally located opposite Hyatt Regency Hotel, only one block from Stephen Avenue Walk. For more information or leasing inquiries please visit website or call for Rob Mabee.

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 internationallyrenowned artists. Many styles and media are represented including eastern and western Canadian landscapes. Also located in Edmonton and Ottawa. Open every day. ARTFIRM 617 - 11 AVE SW, L.L., Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-1399 F. 403-206-1344 Artfirm presents an expanding group of artists working in a full range of media including painting, sculpture, and innovative media. Artfirm is committed to the sale of exceptional, contemporary artwork by local, Canadian and international artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. 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.

CELEBRATIONS The artist-run Stride Gallery in Calgary began its 20th anniversary celebrations in October with a two-part exhibition. A third part, The Emerging Artists Show, January 13 to February 4, features emerging artists chosen by eight senior artists who were involved with Stride in its early days. ARTS ON ATLANTIC GALLERY 1331 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T2 T. 403-264-6627 F. 403-264-6628 Located in the Fraser & Seaboom building in historic Inglewood the gallery presents an eclectic mix of fine art and crafts by emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists working in blown glass, raised copper, origami, artist books, and Polaroid photography. The book arts are a specialty. Wed to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm and by appt. ARTSPACE GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SE, Crossroads Market, 2nd level Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-269-4278 F. 403-291-0356




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Photographic Art INFLUX Jewellery Gallery Myken Woods Fine Art Quab Gallery Vision Quest Native Art Art Gallery of Calgary Art Mode Gallery artfirm Artists of the World Artnest Gallery Cottage Craft Harlekin Gallery Leighton Art Centre Located in an historical building 5 minutes from downtown, the gallery showcases established and emerging Canadian artists with an ever-changing kaleidoscope of paintings, sculptures, prints and photography, as well as fine craft media such as glass, ceramics and metals. Fri 4 pm - 9 pm, Sat, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART 107-100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-262-3356 Represents professional Canadian and International artists working in diverse media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing and photography. The artists represent distinctive artistic practices in terms of their approach, technique and themes. The result: work that is compelling, fresh and engaging. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, First Thurs till 8 pm, Sat noon - 6 pm. BE-ART GALLERY 100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-2484 The gallery features culturally significant artwork



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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. COLLAGE 206-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-3330 Canadian gallery artists include Cherry Deacon, Frances Dickenson, Natalie Gerber, Anne Kirsten, Margot Van Lindenberg, Julie Mears and Terry Ann Powell who produce beautiful, hand-crafted jackets, scarves, handbags and accessories. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. COTTAGE CRAFT 8330 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-252-3797 F. 403-252-6002 COUNTERFLUX ART CENTRE 1336 9 Ave SE - lower level, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-313-2800

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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. DASHWOOD GALLERIES 203-100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-261-7705 Dashwood Galleries aims for a new standard in the world of craft, design and studio ceramics and glass. With simplicity and elegance, combining state-of-the-art technology with the ancient mediums of glass and ceramics, the gallery sets out to enrich contemporary living, and bring pleasure and art into urban lives. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 6 pm. DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 314 - 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911

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Skew Gallery Stephen Lowe Art Gallery Stone Fish Arts Stride Gallery The New Gallery The Peters Gallery TrépanierBaer Triangle Gallery of Visual Art Truck Virginia Christopher Wallace Galleries Webster Galleries 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. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 725 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-264-4414 F. 403-264-4418 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and recently in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Thur, Fri and Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm and by appt. 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

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FOURBYFIVE GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART 14-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-263-1515 Dedicated to the establishment of photography as a collectible art form, the gallery displays a collection of contemporary photography from several established local photographers. All photographs are processed to archival standards. The gallery’s mission is to participate in the education and understanding of the collection of photography as art. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm.

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FRAMESWEST 1221 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S9 T. 403-265-8338 Long-known for their collector quality framing, the gallery has extended its ‘artful living’ theme at its new location in Inglewood with exclusive leather furniture by Selene, wood sculptures by Colin Schleeh and resin works by Martha Sturdy. Mon to 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

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NEW SPACES Donna Chyz and Leslynn Heerema celebrated the grand opening in December of ArtFirm on the lower level at 617 - 11 Avenue SW in Calgary. ArtFirm shares space with Jarvis Hall Fine Framing, which also opened recently. Watch for Douglas Udell to open a Calgary also on 11 Avenue SW in the Danish Canadian Club. The new gallery will be open Thursday to Saturday. Douglas Udell Gallery currently has locations in Vancouver and Edmonton.

GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 1 866 425-5373 Extensive collection of fine artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Wood, Desrosiers, Lyon, Hedrick, Min Ma, Simard, Brandel, Schlademan, Anderson, Cameron, Crump and Degenhart. Calgary’s largest collection of bronze — by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Taylor, Danyluk and Weaver. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Wed 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur and Fri till 6 pm, Sat till 5 pm.

INFLUX JEWELLERY GALLERY 201-100 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.

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.

KENSINGTON FINE ART GALLERY 102-628 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 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. Recently relocated to 11th Ave SW between 5th St and 6th St. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

HARLEKIN GALLERY BY ART > DIRECT 8330 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-253-4046 An eclectic gallery bringing a fresh new look to the art scene in the southwest part of Calgary, Harlekin showcases original works of art by well-known and emerging artists in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Art Direct Professional Framing onsite. Located in Heritage Plaza at the corner of Macleod Tr and Heritage Dr. Mon to Fri 10 am 5:30 pm, Sat 10 - 5 pm. NORVAL MORRISSEAU

Established in 1982, the gallery promotes art created by Canadian emerging to established artists. The focus is on regional artists and art in all media. Regularly scheduled solo, group and themed exhibitions are presented. Custom framing and installation services, design and art consultation. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm and by appt.

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 101, 1111 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 The Herringer Kiss Gallery represents provocative and innovative artwork by emerging and midcareer Canadian artists. Artists include Marjan Eggermont, Ken Webb, Reinhard Skoracki, Tivadar Bote, Aron Hill, Jeremy Herndl and Tamara Maggio. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. IMAGE 54 GALLERY 709 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-265-5458 F. 403-265-8681

MASTERS GALLERY 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 Celebrating more than 25 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm. Recently relocated from 17th Ave to 4th St. 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 206-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-606-8414 F. 403-242-7449 In business since 1985, artistic expression from around the world meets in artist Myken Woods’ gallery. Along with her own paintings inspired by studies with a Chinese master, Woods showcases the works of 14 artists including Amy Loewan, Ferdinando Spina, Helena Hadala and others from countries as diverse as Poland, Australia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 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 724 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 Focuses on national and regional contemporary Canadian paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture; also shows contemporary American prints. Exhibitions change monthly featuring established and emerging artists along with themed group shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. PAUL VAN GINKEL GALLERY 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AlB T2P 0W4 T. 403-261-5061 F. 403-265-5061 This new gallery showcases Calgary artist Paul Van Ginkel’s oils, watercolours and limited edition prints. Most known for his western themes, Paul also paints many other subjects which are displayed at his gallery located on the main floor with Centre St entrance. His work may also be viewed on his website. Sat 11 am - 3 pm and by appointment.

NEW SPACES AXIS Contemporary Art is a new gallery in the Art Central complex, directed by Rob Mabee, and featuring contemporary art by local, national and international artists working in a diverse range of media including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture. The new Paul Van Ginkel Gallery is now showing his oils, watercolours and prints also in Art Central on Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm and by appointment. QUAB GALLERY 212-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central 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. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. ROOM II DESIGN 5934 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0C1 T. 403-259-2212 F. 403-259-2271 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. RUBERTO OSTBERG GALLERY 2108 18 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3T3 T. 403-289-3388 This bright exhibition space in the residential community of Capitol Hill shows a variety of contemporary art styles and media in an inner city location for artists and art lovers to meet and interact. Some of the work is produced on-site by artists working in the adjoining Purple Door Art Studio space. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. SKEW GALLERY 1615 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 T. 403-244-4445 A recently-opened contemporary art gallery, offering an opportunity for both the uninitiated and the seasoned collector to view or acquire a dynamic range of painting, sculpture and photography from across Canada. Specializing in theme group exhibitions, with a focus on presenting topical art in an informed context. Monthly rotation of shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appt. STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY 2nd level, Bow Valley Square III, 251, 255 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3G6 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981 Specializing in fine art orginals by distinguished Canadian artists of national and international acclaim for 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.

Original artwork in different media by Canadian artists.

SUNCATCHER DESIGN STUDIO 206-1235 26 Ave SE, 2nd level, Crossroads Market Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-265-6200 F. 403-278-6299 Established in 1976, the gallery is nestled in an alcove surrounded by the arts and culture of Artspace and specializes in custom stained glass and sandcarved glass. They also offer fused and blown glass, Larry Guterson ceramics, jewellery, antiques and paintings. You’re invited to discover, linger and enjoy. Fri 4 pm - 9 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm or by appt. Kathryn Sherman

THE COLLECTORS GALLERY OF ART 1332 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G OT3 T. 403-245-8300 F. 403-245-8315 Specializing in important Canadian art from the 19th to the 21st century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and the Group of Seven. The Collectors Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. 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.

The Splendour of Alberta GROUP EXHIBITION AND SALE • MARCH 3 - 21 featuring Jean Peters, Kathryn Sherman, Lissi Legge and Pam Weber. Artists will be in attendance at Opening Reception, March 3, 2006, 5 - 9 pm.

Glenmore Landing 1600 - 90 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2V 5A8 Tel (403) 258-0555 Monday to Friday 10 am - 6 pm • Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm •

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TRÉPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 A progressive and friendly commercial gallery specializing in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international art. In addition to representing wellknown senior and mid-career artists, the gallery also maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of younger emerging Canadian artists’ work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. VANISHING POINT ART GALLERY 210-1235 26 Ave SE, Crossroads Mkt Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-693-0106

CONTEMPORARY FINE ART Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm Sat noon - 5 pm 2nd level Art Central 100 – 7 Avenue SW Calgary, AB Est. 1985


Contemporary Art Jewellery

2nd Floor, Art Central 100-7th Avenue SW Calgary, AB 403-266-7527 'Cloud' Bracelet by Colleen Baran.

Contemporary European Art

2nd level, Art Central 100 – 7 Avenue SW Calgary, AB 403-265-2484

VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 816 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-4346 F. 403-262-9644 Celebrating 25 years in the art business, the gallery carries original artworks by over 40 senior and established, contemporary Canadian artists including, David Alexander, Peter Deacon, Les Graff, Douglas Haynes, Roy Leadbeater, Luke Lindoe and Leslie Poole. Exhibitions change monthly. Now in the Design District and the location of the Vue Café, open for lunch daily, 11 am - 4:30 pm. Gallery hours Mon to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. VISION QUEST NATIVE ART 106-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-264-0044 Located at Art Central, this authentic native art gallery specializes in Northwest Coast Totem Poles and ceremonial masks. It also features works by major Canadian aboriginal artists including Norval Morrisseau, Alex Janvier, Isaac Bignell and Frederick McDonald. Wide selection of antiquities including beaded dresses, moccassins, gauntlets and ceremonial regalia. Leasing/payment plans available. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. WALLACE GALLERIES 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 Specializes in Canadian contemporary original art. Features some of Canada’s leading artists including Ted Godwin, Kenneth Lochhead, Vivian Thierfelder, Alain Attar, 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 appointment. BRIC GALLERY 227 35 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2K5 T. 403-520-0707

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CENTENNIAL GALLERY 133-125 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P6 T. 403-266-6783 A unique, artist-run gallery offering excellent quali-

ty representational, impressionistic and abstract art work since 1975 — paintings in all media, handpulled prints, wall hangings, and functional and decorative pottery and hand-blown glass, all by local artists who work at the gallery. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm, (also Mon from May to Oct). East end of the Calgary Tower complex, opposite Glenbow Museum. Public Galleries ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE 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 Française of Calgary offers a wide range of exhibitions in its new gallery. It promotes the visual arts and their multicultural aspects as an important expression of French civilization and also facilitates cultural activities offered in conjunction with French language classes. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 5:30 pm; Sat 9:30 am - 1 pm.

PEOPLE Former Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC) curator Lori Ellis has accepted a position as manager of heritage and cultural properties for the City of Summerside in Prince Edward Island. Melanie Kjorlien, formerly of the Glenbow Museum, has been appointed to the newly created position of manager of exhibition development, and Kirsten Evenden has been hired as a consultant to develop a strategic curatorial framework for the AGC. 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. 403-221-4274 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 sales — workshops on painting techniques for various skill levels from beginners to accomplished artists. Located south on Macleod Tr to Spruce Meadows Tr west to 37 St (Hwy 773) and south (then west and south) to 266 Ave W (bottom of big hill, west and south on winding road) to Leighton Centre. Museum entrance 50 yds south of Centre. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

MARION NICOLL GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7625 F. 403-289-6682 MEZZANINE GALLERY 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1T1 T. 403-220-4913 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. 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. CANMORE, AB Commercial Galleries ELEVATION 1309 204-709 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 Housing the works of more than 20 visual artists, Elevation 1309 Gallery exhibits a constantly changing array of painting, jewellery, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, ceramic and glass. Artists range from emerging to established, all working with some elements of contemporary style. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. (Closed Mon in shoulder seasons.) THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 Established in 1980, the Avens Gallery features original work by local senior artists — Zelda Nelson, Alice Saltiel, Tony Bloom, Craig Richards and others working in painting, photography, glass, clay, wood and metal. Daily 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. (Closed Mon in Winter.) 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. Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 The gallery is run by Canmore Artists and Artisans Guild, which has existed for 26 years. There are seven CAAG group shows, seven private shows and several community and local schools shows per year. All media are represented in the gallery including fine arts, photography, textiles and sculpture. Mon to Thu 11 am - 8 pm, Fri to Sun 11 am - 5 pm. CROWSNEST PASS, AB Public Gallery CROWSNEST PASS PUBLIC ART GALLERY 14733 20 Ave, PO Box 1469 Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0 T. 403-562-2218 F. 403-562-2218 Located on scenic Hwy 3 in Frank, the Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery features an eclectic selection of rotational exhibitions throughout the year. The Gallery Gift Store offers a selection of fine arts and crafts created by local and area artists. Donations are accepted. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm, wknds/hols 1 - 4 pm.

All Canadian • Hand Crafted pottery • jewellery glass • wood • gifts

2105 - 4 Street SW Susan Dean 245-1212

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. Tues to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appt. DONALDA, AB Public Gallery DONALDA GALLERY FOR THE ARTS 5002 Main St, Donalda, AB T0B 1H0 T. 403-883-2255 A crossroads for art creators and art appreciators, the gallery is located in the historic Imperial Bank of Canada building with a commanding view of the Meeting Creek valley. Features a permanent exhibition of ceramics, water colours and oil paintings by native son, Luke Lindoe along with changing exhibitions by professional, emerging and beginning artists from the area. Just north of Stettler at Hwy 53. Open May through October. EDMONTON, AB Artist-run Galleries HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 The Arts Centre delivers a variety of services to both artists and the community, and acts as an essential alternative site for the presentation, distribution and promotion of contemporary art. The gallery presents 10 five-week exhibitions, from local, provincial and national artists, collectives and arts organizations as well as an annual members’ show. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. LATITUDE 53 10248 106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5 T. 780-423-5353 F. 780-424-9117 SNAP GALLERY 10309 97 St Edmonton, AB T5J 0M7 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117

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Art Beat Gallery Profiles Public Art Gallery Studio Gallery Little Church Gallery Evergreen Gallery Gallery de Jonge Multicultural Public Art Gallery 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. Home and corporate consulting. Certified

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picture framer. Part of St. Albert Artwalk - May through August. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. 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. BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 Specializing in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art since 1975 from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Jane Ash Poitras and David Morrisseau. 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. CAMPBELL’S ART REGISTRY, SALES AND HISTORY SHOPPE 101-10235 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P9 T. 780-455-4788

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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, both recent and past work including still lifes, portraits, nudes and landscapes. Mon to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat by appt. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and recently in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt. 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

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SNAP Gallery Art Gallery of Alberta The Works Gallery TU Gallery Vanderleelie Gallery West End Gallery Established in 1995, the gallery presents origional artwork by western Canadian artists such as Mel and Fran Heath, Karen Findlay, and Frances AltyArscott 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 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 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

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 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.

CELEBRATIONS In recognition of its 25th anniversary the Alberta Craft Council has reintroduced three Fine Craft Awards worth $500 each. Also, the Linda Stanier & Family Memorial Award for Excellence in Ceramics was inaugurated in 2005 with a value of $1,000. 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. Second location in Winnipeg. 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. Second location in Calgary. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 Established in 1986, the Scott Gallery features Canadian contemporary art representing over thirty established and emerging Canadian artists. Exhibits include paintings, works on paper including hand pulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am -5 pm. SNOWBIRD GALLERY Europa Blvd - West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2 T. 780-444-1024 F. 780-443-1414 TU GALLERY 10718 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1 T. 780-452-9664 TU Gallery is an innovative new gallery representing talented Canadian artists — blending beautifully

handcrafted furniture, exquisite photographic art and archival quality picture framing into one very personal expression. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.


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 LITTLE CHURCH GALLERY 455 King St, PO Box 3511 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A8 T. 780-962-0664 F. 780-962-0664 Administered by the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove, the gallery is housed in a church built in 1920. It shows original works by members of the Allied Arts Council, as well as a new featured artist every month. There are several member shows each year and an annual art competition open to all Alberta artists. Ongoing classes for both adults and children. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. 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

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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

Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists Yellow Flowers, H. de Jager, 20" x 28", ink on paper


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

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 handmade 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 The gallery works to make the community aware of the importance of visual arts through demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions and tours — and encourages the creativity of Francophone artists and artisans of Alberta by making their interrelations easier, by promoting their artwork and assuring them a greater visibility. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. EXTENSION CENTRE GALLERY 8303 - 112 Street, 2nd Flr, University Extension Centre Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4 T. 780-492-0166 finearts_gallery.aspx Liberal Studies at the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta operates this gallery. It is a teaching gallery where exhibitors include Extension’s Fine Arts graduating students, instructors, alumni and special guests. Consult website for current exhibitions. (Sep 1 - Apr 31) Mon to Thur 8:30 am - 8 pm, Fri till 4:30 pm, Sat 9 am noon. (May 1 - Aug. 31) Mon to Fri 8 am - 4 pm.

by Judith Nickol

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.

407A 5 Street S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B6 • T 403-329-1050 •

Original Art. Exclusively.Visit us online. Spring 2006 Galleries West 69

FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 html MULTICULTURAL PUBLIC ART GALLERY 5411 51 St, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7 T. 780-963-2777 F. 780-963-0233 PROFILES PUBLIC ART GALLERY, ARTS & HERITAGE FOUNDATION 19 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9537 Located in the historic Banque d’Hochelaga in St. Albert, the gallery features contemporary art, usually by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sulpture, video, quilts, glass and ceramics at both the provincial and national level. Monthly exhibitions, adult lectures and workshops, “Looking at Art” school tours, art rental and sales plus a gallery gift shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm. ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM 12845 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 Founded in 1924 and formerly The Edmonton Art Gallery, the AGA 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: 1 866 421-1731 Visual Arts Alberta Association is a non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. FORT MACLEOD, AB Commercial Gallery AGT ART GALLERY 2224 2 Ave, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 T. 403-553-4646

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 Galleries 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. TWO FEATHERS GALLERY 153 Macleod Tr, PO Box 5457 High River, AB T1V 1M6 T. 403-652-1024 F. 403-652-1026 JASPER, AB Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, #1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 8 am - 10 pm. 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

FORT MCMURRAY, AB Commercial Gallery ARTWORKS GALLERY 9917 Biggs Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1S2 T. 780-743-2887 F. 780-743-2330 Showcases paintings, bronze sculptures, glass, photography, jewellery, funky furniture, and other multimedia works. Also features Northern arts such as soapstone and wood carvings, caribou hair tuftings and birchbark bitings. Changing group exhibitions feature new works by gallery artists, including paintings by Alex Janvier, Frederick R. McDonald and Carol Breen, sculptures by Brian Clark, and various works by other Western Canadian artists. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 6 pm, Fri till 8 pm, or by appt. Public Galleries 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

70 Galleries West Spring 2006

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 THE MILLER GALLERY 407A 5 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B6 T. 403-329-1050 This recently-opened gallery features original work by established local artists. Visit them online or at the space they currently share with The Studio Framing and Art Supplies. 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

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

WATERTON LAKES, AB Commercial Galleries GUST GALLERY 112A Waterton Ave Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535

Celebrating Visual Culture

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

Oksana Movchan, “Exodus”, 2000 Etching, Chine-colle, 36''x26''

To include your gallery in SOURCES, please call 403-234-7097 (from Calgary) or toll free 866-697-2002 (elsewhere in Canada).

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MEDICINE HAT, AB 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 ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 This new home for the Medicine Hat Museum, Art Gallery and Archives, as well as a 700-seat theatre, opens in October 2005. The gallery accommodates a wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical, regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are often accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Adults - $5, Youth and Student - $3.50, 6 & Under - Free, Family - $12 Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun and Hol 1 pm - 5 pm. MOUNTAIN VIEW, AB Commercial Gallery THE CURIOUS BIRD South side Hwy 5, PO Box 136 Mountain View, AB T0K 1N0 T. 403-653-1155 Artist-owned gallery specializes in original twoand three-dimensional art from emerging artists and artisans in Southern Alberta. The gallery also offers a unique line of original fine art note cards and hand painted sweatshirts. Open daily May 1 to Sept 30, wknds only in Apr and Oct. OKOTOKS, AB Public Galleries THE STATION CULTURAL CENTRE PO Bag 20, 53 North Railway St Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1 T. 403-938-3204 F. 403-938-8963 RED DEER, AB Cooperative Galleries HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-346-8937 Public Gallery RED DEER & DISTRICT MUSEUM 4525 47a Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644

Margo Anton Cecilia Gossen Judy Schafers


February 10 - March 12

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.

Visual Arts Alberta 1/866/421/1731 3rd flr, 10215 - 112 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 p/780/421/1731 e/ Located in Harcourt House Arts Centre

Yardley Jones

CHERRYVILLE, BC Cooperative Gallery CHERRYVILLE ARTISANS’ SHOP, GALLERY & MARKETPLACE 1187 Highway 6, Cherryville, BC V0E 2G1 T. 250-547-0020 Quaint destination gallery offering local fine arts and quality hand-crafted wares including pottery, weaving, glass, sculpture, paintings and more. Also a delightful setting for special arts events which are held throughout the year. Located 50 km E of Vernon and 100 km W of Needles Ferry on Hwy 6. Open daily 9:30 am - 5 pm (Apr 22 - Dec 24) and by appt. COURTENAY, BC

Buskers St. Albert Market, watercolour

Public Galleries COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 367 4 St, Courtenay, BC V9N 1G8 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287 THE MUIR GALLERY 440 Anderton Ave, PO Box 3053 Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3 T. 250-334-2983 F. 250-334-2934 DUNCAN, BC Commercial Galleries E.J. HUGHES GALLERY 28 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-7112 The art of E. J. Hughes is now available at his hometown gallery on Vancouver Island. Hughes is

Four Girls in Jasper, watercolour

Jasper Streets, watercolour

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

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a master. His use of color, moody coastal skies and timeless places keeps connoisseurs coming back for more. Shop the Hughes Gallery online or, in person Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Sun by appt.

Jane Ash Poitras "Our Endangered Indigenous People" mixed media

JUDY HILL GALLERY 22 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-6663 F. 250-746-8113 With 30 years experience in Northwest Coast native art, Judy Hill is a recognized expert who is very careful about quality and authenticity. “I want people to see items in a gallery environment rather than in a gift shop to realize that they are art forms - not just souvenirs.” See Judy’s private collection of trade beads and rare baskets. Appraisals available. Mon to Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (Reduced hours off-season). GABRIOLA ISLAND, BC Commercial Gallery GABRIOLA ART GALLERY 60 Madrona Drive, Gabriola Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-3539 F. 250-539-3505 GOLDEN, BC

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

TEL: 1+(780) 482-1204

Commercial Gallery LEGACY OF LIGHT GALLERY 917 N 10 Ave, PO Box 682, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T. 250-344-5989 Owned and operated by Bill Pitcher and Karen Flewin this fine art gallery shares space with their photography business. About half of the bright, airy gallery is dedicated to oils, acrylics, watercolours, carvings and jewellery primarily from local artists. For the most part, the gallery maintains a Western Canadian theme with occasional exceptions. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 2 pm. GRAND FORKS, BC

northern images gallery

Public Gallery GRAND FORKS ART GALLERY 7340 - 5th St, PO Box 2140 Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 T. 250-442-2211 F. 250-442-0099 Established in 1984 the gallery is committed to the idea that the visual arts play a fundamental role in forming and fostering the regional and national cultural heritage. To do so, the gallery presents a balanced exhibition and educational program representing historical and contemporary works by established and emerging regional, national and international artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat till 3 pm. INVERMERE, BC Commercial Galleries BAVIN GLASSWORKS 4884A Athalmer Road RR 3 Invermere, BC V0A 1K3 T. 250-342-6816 THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565

Johnnylee Pudlat Dancing Bear Cape Dorset


• Specializing in Aboriginal Art • • Finest selection of Inuit and Dene sculpture • • Original graphics, prints and glassworks • • Corporate gifts • E D M O N T O N #2113 West Edmonton Mall, 8770 170 Street T. (780) 444-1995 • 72 Galleries West Spring 2006

Commercial Gallery HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 167 4 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 Public Galleries KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-377-2400 F. 250-828-0662 As the principal gallery for the visual arts in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, the Kamloops

Art Gallery is committed to art as an essential part of the human experience and, therefore, exhibits, collects, documents, preserves, encourages, and interprets regional, national, and international art in all media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY VISUAL ART GALLERY Student St, Old Main Building, Box 3010 Kamloops, BC V2C 5N3 T. 250-828-5480 F. 250-371-5950 KELOWNA, BC Artist-run Gallery ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PO Box 5090 Stn A 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8T9 T. 250-868-2298 F. 250-868-2896 Commercial Galleries ART ARK GALLERY 135-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-862-5080 F. 250-862-5049 Toll Free: 1 888 813-5080 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. GALLERY 421 100-421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-448-8888 GEERT MAAS SCULPTURE GARDENS AND GALLERY 250 Reynolds Road, Kelowna, BC V1V 2G7 T. 250-860-7012 F. 250-860-0494 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. THE EVANS GALLERY AND FRAMING 571 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L8 T. 250-861-4422 F. 250-868-3377 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 A contemporary fine art gallery established in 1984, the Tutt Collection is comprised of original Canadian art, by more than 35 regionally, nationally, and internationally-acclaimed artists offering an exciting variety of works. From the representational to the abstract, there is something for all fine art preferences. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am 4 pm or by appt.

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.)

PEOPLE Gregory Ball is the new Nanaimo Art Gallery curator. Born and raised in Victoria, Ball has a graduate degree in printmaking from Concordia University and is a professor in the Visual Art Department at Malaspina University College. Public Galleries NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 T. 250-754-1750

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




Commercial Galleries 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


MORLEY MYERS GALLERY & STUDIO 7-315 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-537-4898 F. 250-537-4828


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 SECHELT, BC

NELSON, BC Public Gallery OXYGEN GALLERY AT NELSON FINE ART CENTRE 707-622 Front St, Nelson, BC V1L 4B7 T. 250-352-6322 PENTICTON, BC 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. 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.

Public Galleries SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 5714 Medusa, Box 1565, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 T. 604-885-5412 F. 604-885-6192 SHUSWAP, BC Public Gallery SHUSWAP ART GALLERY 70 Hudson Ave NE, PO Box 1543 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6 T. 250-832-1170 F. 250-832-6807 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 pm; (Winter) Wed and Sat 1 pm - 6 pm or by appt.

Laura Vickerson

January 13 - February 19, 2006



Laura Vickerson Frank Grisdale Lorraine Beggs

George Sawchuk

February 24 - April 02, 2006

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.

George Sawchuk curated by George Harris Two Rivers Gallery Prince George

Reinhard Skoracki Alberta Society of Artists

SIDNEY, BC Commercial Galleries ARBUTUS GALLERY 9715 2nd St, Sidney, BC V8L 3C3 T. 250-813-3216

10209 - 99 Street 780.532.8111

Grande Prairie, AB

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LAROCHE GALLERY 1A-9851 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3 T. 250-655-8278 Gallery exhibits original fine art paintings and sculpture with focus on west coast subject matter in representational and contemporary style — including contemporary soapstone sculptures — in a cozy, comfortable setting in front of the Port Sidney Marina. In summer artists are often at work including the “Plein Air Paint Out” in August. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm (also closed Thur in winter). MAIN STREET GALLERY 1-2449 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1X7 T. 250-656-6246 F. 250-652-6249 This exciting new space offers a broad selection of original art, ceramics, glass and jewellery. Representing an outstanding selection of contemporary Canadian artists, the elegant, warm and comfortable setting encourages browsing, questions and conversation whether a first time art buyer or collector. Daily 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm (summer only), Sunday 11 am - 5 pm.


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

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THE NEW WEST GALLERY 101-9840 Fifth St, Sidney, BC V8L 5K8 T. 250-654-0735 F. 250-654-0732 A new contemporary gallery showing high quality original artwork from North America and England — paintings, sculptures, jewellery, ceramics, wood turning, glass works, unique furniture and photography. All artists represented are passionate about their art and this is evident from the quality of work and the energy it exudes. Tues to Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm or by appointment. VILLAGE GALLERY 2459 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1X7 T. 250-656-3633 F. 250-656-3601 WHITE PELICAN GALLERY 0732B First St, Sidney, BC V8L 3C9 T. 604-656-7066 SQUAMISH, BC Commercial Gallery NORTHERN LIGHTS GALLERY Box 1130, 38055 Cleveland Ave Squamish, BC V0N 3G0 T. 604-892-2018 Showcasing Canadian artists while featuring First Nations and Inuit works. Originals and Limited Edition prints, sculptures, textiles and pottery. A pleasing destination or a quiet break en route to Whistler. Watch for upcoming exhibitions and events. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. GREATER VANCOUVER, BC

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

74 Galleries West Spring 2006

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 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

NEW SPACES Joanne and Tom Duncan opened The New West Gallery at 101-9840 Fifth Street in Sidney, B.C., in November. The contemporary art gallery shows original works by a variety of well-established artists based in North America and the United Kingdom. Commercial Galleries 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 AUTUMN BROOK ARTISTS GALLERY 1545 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6L 1J6 T. 604-737-2363 Recently opened gallery of 4000 sq.ft. near south Granville. Gallery focuses on exhibiting accomplished BC artists - painters, photographers and

BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 BEL ART GALLERY Canada Export Centre, 100-602 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1P2 T. 604-924-3719 F. 604-924-3719 Art dealers since 1990, Beatrice and Stefan Schreiber offer an excellent collection of orginals, limited edition prints and sculptures from fine local and internationally-acclaimed artists in their new, downtown location. Tues to Thur 11 am - 5 pm, Fri by appt. Check their website for schedule of showings by the Bel Art Group outside the gallery. BJORNSON KAJIWARA GALLERY 1727 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-738-3500 F. 604-738-0204 BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, 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.

MOVES Marshall Clark Galleries has moved from Tsawwassen, where it has been located since 1997, to White Rock, B.C. The gallery features original work by local and international artists. 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. 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 CHALI-ROSSO GALLERY 2250 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-733-3594 Recently opened on south Granville, the gallery features original signed lithographs, etchings and

engravings by Chagall, Dali, Miro, Picasso, Matisse and Rembrandt. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm or by appt. COASTAL PEOPLES FINE ARTS GALLERY 1024 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248

E. J. Hughes

CONTINUING TRADITIONS 1188 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2 T. 604-602-7540 F. 604-602-9108 Recently-opened First Nations gallery in Yaletown, specializing in Kwagiulth Nation and next generation’s artists. The gallery showcases works by Patrick Amos, George Hunt Jr and Ruth Joseph Baker — including masks, paddles, drums, jewellery, poles and more. Ongoing exhibitions. Tues to Sat 10 am -6 pm, Sun, Mon and Hols noon - 6 pm.

NEW SPACES Bent Box First Nations Art has opened in what was the former location of Cascata Gallery at Vancouver's Waterfall Building. 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 DIANE FARRIS GALLERY 1590 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-737-2629 F. 604-737-2675

Nanaimo Harbour

Giclée on canvas 26” x 37”

the art of E. J. Hughes available as: giclées • posters • cards • book • 2006 calendar

Toll-free 1-866-507-4791 28 Station St., Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 250-746-7112

DISKIN GALLERIES 88 W Pender St, “International Village” Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 604-724-4667 Diskin Galleries, a culturally rich and art-inspired retail experience, has evolved as a collaborative gallery through the inter-relationships of five local artisans: Bob Diskin of Diskin Photography, Karen Green of ODP Fashions, Wendy Barrett of Barrett Glass, and Karen Cain and Verne Smith of StonesThrow Studio and Gallery on Gabriola Island. Tues to Sat noon - 8 pm, Sun till 5 pm.


DOCTOR VIGARI GALLERY 1312 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6 T. 604-255-9513 DORIAN RAE COLLECTION 410 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5 T. 604-874-6100 DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY 2335 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293 DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1558 West 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and recently in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading Contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the International playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as International. Tues to Sat 10 am 6 pm, Mon by appt. DOWNTOWN GALLERY 103-595 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T5 T. 604-682-8990 F. 604-682-8993

Bowl of local Garry Oak shaped by Woodturner Bob MacMillen, painted by Kwagiulth Artist Rande Cook.

22 Station Street Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 Phone: (250) 746-6663


sculptors. It includes a wide variety of different works, media and styles which reflect the art culture of BC. Art gallery includes a coffee bar and lounge area. Tues to Fri 10:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

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Access Artist Run Centre Artspeak Gallery Amati Art Gallery Covan Art Gallery Appleton Galleries Art Beatus Art Works Gallery Artzco Gallery Asian Centre Belkin Art Gallery Museum of Anthropology 7 Jenkins Showler Gallery 7 Lambert’s Gallery & Shop 7 LindaLando Fine Art

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Marshall Clark Galleries Peter Ohler Fine Art Richmond Art Gallery White Rock Gallery Belkin Satellite Art Gallery Atelier Gallery Jacana Gallery Kurbatoff Art Gallery Yishu Space Autumn Brook Artists Gallery Tracey Lawrence Gallery Bau-Xi Gallery Martha Sturdy Originals Bel Art Gallery Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery Gallery Jones Buckland Southerst Gallery Gala Gallery Pemberton Studios

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

MOVES Harrison Galleries in Vancouver has moved from Granville Street to expanded quarters at 901 Homer Street in the Yaletown district. 76 Galleries West Spring 2006

14 Presentation House Gallery 14 The Studio Art Gallery 15 Burnaby Art Gallery 15 Evergreen Art Gallery 15 Surrey Art Gallery 15 Van Dop Gallery 15 Westwind Art Gallery 16 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery 17 Catriona Jeffries Gallery 18 Centre A 19 CH Art Gallery 20 Chali-Rosso Gallery 20 Ian Tan Gallery 21 Charles H. Scott Gallery 21 Crafthouse Gallery 21 Eagle Spirit Gallery 21 Federation Gallery 21 Granville Island Gallery 21 Malaspina Printmakers Gallery

ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 1540 W 2nd Ave, The Waterfall Building Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 The gallery features Canadian fine art representing contemporary artists and historical masters. Art dealer Ted Lederer prides himself on the standard and diversity of work the gallery carries, their innovative programs and excellent service, providing “in-house” art consultations and an art rental program available to private and corporate clients and the entertainment industry. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. ENVISION GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 ndex.html This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of

21 New-Small & Sterling Glass Studio 22 Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery 23 Contemporary Art Gallery 24 Continuing Traditions 25 Dancing Cranes Oriental Fine Arts 26 Diane Farris Gallery 26 Douglas Reynolds Gallery 26 Equinox Gallery 26 Marilyn S. Mylrea Studio Art Gallery 26 Monte Clark Gallery 27 Diskin Galleries 28 Dorian Rae Collection 29 Doctor Vigari Gallery 30 Douglas Udell Gallery 30 Elissa Cristall Galleries 30 Heffel Gallery 30 La Galerie du Centre

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Petley Jones Gallery State Gallery Downtown Gallery Howe Street Gallery Elliott Louis Gallery Lattimer Gallery The Bent Box Exposure Gallery Gallery 0 - Contemporary Gallery Gachet grunt Gallery Harrison Galleries Or Gallery Havana Gallery Helen Pitt Gallery onepointsix gallery Hill’s Native Art Images for a Canadian Heritage 41 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver 42 JEM Gallery

exhibitions by local artists Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others 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

NEW SPACES Continuing Traditions has recently opened at 1188 Hamilton Street in Vancouver’s Yaletown district.

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Envision Gallery Jennifer Kostuik Gallery The Art Emporium Marion Scott Gallery Michel Blais Gallery Pendulum Gallery Portfolio Gallery Romanov Gallery Rendez-Vous Art Gallery Winsor Gallery Spirit Wrestler Gallery The IronWorks Uno Langmann Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery Westbridge Fine Art Western Front Gallery

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 Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J5 T. 604-913-1059 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 0 - CONTEMPORARY 2060 Pine St, Vancouver, BC V6G 4P8 T. 604-733-2662 F. 604-733-2282 GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 HARRISON GALLERIES 901 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6 T. 604-732-5217 F. 604-732-0911 Now in Yaletown, 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.

NEW SPACES Diskin Galleries has opened on the second floor in Tinseltown at 88 West Pender Street in Vancouver. The gallery is owned by Bob Diskin of Diskin Photography, and Karen Green of ODP Fashions is the director. In addition to resident artists, other artists and artisans will be featured on a month-tomonth basis. 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 IAN TAN GALLERY 2202 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-738-1077 F. 604-738-1078 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 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. JEM GALLERY 225 Broadway St East, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W4 T. 604-879-5366 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 The gallery is focused on promotion of Canadian artists, from emerging and mid-career to wellestablished. Located on Gallery Row, they are known for their personal approach and a "boutique-like" style. Free consultations to find the right place for every work of art. Delivery throughout Greater Vancouver, professional packaging and shipping worldwide. Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm (Closed Mon, thru Jan). LAMBERT’S GALLERY & SHOP 2492 West 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 2A7 T. 604-263-1111











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LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 Since 1986, clients have enjoyed the unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse while browsing the large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well-known native artists — as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm.

CELEBRATIONS Lattimer Gallery will celebrate its 20th anniversary in June. 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. MARILYN S. MYLREA STUDIO ART GALLERY 2341 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2450 F. 604-736-2458 MARION SCOTT GALLERY 308 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6 T. 604-685-1934 F. 604-685-1890 Vancouver’s oldest Inuit art gallery (opened in 1975) and one of Canada’s most respected has recently relocated to Water St in Gastown. The


2235 Granville Street, Vancouver BC CANADA T. 604 732-5353 F. 604 732-5669 Albert Charles Lebourg, (French Impressionist, 1849 – 1928), Le Pont Marie à Paris (with Notre Dame), c. 1919, Oil on Board, 7” x 9 3⁄4”

Specializing in 19th and 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints.

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From Life, 24" x 24", charcoal acrylic on panel, November 2005

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gallery is committed to presenting the finest in Canadian Inuit art, with a wide range of Inuit sculpture, prints and wallhangings from many different regions of Canada’s North, with special emphasis on rare pieces from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 10 am 5 pm. MARSHALL CLARK GALLERIES 1373 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z7 T. 604-536-5821 F. 1 604 943-8830

CELEBRATIONS Spirit Wrestler Gallery is moving in February to a new location across the street at 47 Water Street. Spirit Wrestler is also celebrating is 10th anniversary this year with a major exhibition of contemporary art from the First Peoples of New Zealand and from B.C.’s northwest coast. Called Manawa-Pacific Heartbeat, the show runs from February 11 to March 11.

“A Beautiful Puzzle” March 25 - April 8

2001 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver BC 604 266 6010 Canadian Art—Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

MARTHA STURDY ORIGINALS 3039 Granville Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9 T. 604-737-0037 F. 604-737-0233 With an international reputation as a leading designer of furniture, home accessories and wall sculptures, Martha Sturdy is known for creating distinctive artwork that is bold, clean and simple. Martha takes artistic simplicity and makes oversized statements using materials such as casting resin, leather, steel and brass. Mon to Sat 10 am 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. MICHEL BLAIS GALLERY 900 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4 T. 604-688-4520 F. 604-688-4530 Toll Free: 1 800 404-2122 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 primarily 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. PORTFOLIO GALLERY 863 W Hastings St, Terminal City Club Tower

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Vancouver, BC V6C 3N9 T. 604-801-6928 F. 604-801-6860 RENDEZ-VOUS ART GALLERY 671 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2E5 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466 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 SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 8 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116 Features masterworks by Northwest Coast, Inuit and Prairie artists in stone, wood, glass and graphics. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. STATE GALLERY Upper Floor, 1564 W 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-632-0198 F. 604-632-0151 THE ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427 Large selection of paintings by all members of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. THE BENT BOX 1536 W 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-731-4874 THE IRONWORKS 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-681-5033 F. 604-681-5033

PEOPLE Paul Larocque is the new associate director of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Larocque comes to the VAG from Arts Umbrella, Vancouver’s visual and performing arts institute for young people ages two to 19, where he was senior director of programming.

THE STUDIO ART GALLERY PO Box 396, West Vancouver, BC V0N 2E0 Lions Bay Centre, 350 Centre Rd Lions Bay, BC V0N 2E0 T. 604-921-7865 F. 604-921-7865 Only 10 mins past Horseshoe Bay on the Whistler Hwy, well worth the trip. Featuring E. J. Hughes l/e archival prints, Michael Tickner originals and prints, Dan Varnals, Peter Holmes, Jeanette Jarville, Amanda Martinson, June Malaka and Marilyn Timms originals. Call gallery to see if there is a downtown Vancouver show before driving to Lions Bay. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat till 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. 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: 1 800 730-8825 This internationally recognized gallery is Canada’s foremost specialist in the finest quality European and North American paintings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The elegant, neo-classical surroundings of the gallery also showcase a careful selection of antique furniture, silver and objets d’art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appt.

NEW SPACES YISHU SPACE, an art venue dedicated to contemporary Chinese art and culture, has opened on the upper floor at 2435 Granville Street in Vancouver. The gallery shares its name with Yishu-Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, an international art magazine published in Vancouver. Jacana, on the main floor, continues to specialize in international contemporary art.

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 WESTBRIDGE FINE ART 1737 Fir St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5J9 T. 604-736-1014 F. 604-734-4944 WESTWIND ART GALLERY 20460 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4G2 T. 604-530-4833 With over 30 years experience, this 6000 sq ft gallery offers original paintings and limited edition prints as well as carvings and bronzes — all by artists based in BC or Alberta — along with contemporary western art from award winning and internationally recognized BC artists. Custom and conservation framing, worldwide shipping. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. 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, Vancouver, BC V6C 2E5 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878 Dedicated to promoting distinctive contemporary art since 2002, the gallery represents senior and emerging artists from North America and beyond — including John Barkley, Tania Gleave, Raymond Martin and Mark Mizgala. They welcome you to explore their collection and staff are available for consultation at your convenience. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. YISHU SPACE 2435 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-733-9380 Contemporary Asian fine art in the natural light of a bright second floor location. Tues to Sat 10 am 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

Cooperative Galleries CRAFTHOUSE GALLERY 1386 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 T. 604-687-7270 F. 604-687-6711 GRANVILLE ISLAND GALLERY 1494-4 Old Bridge St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-725-7515 MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1827 F. 604-688-1851 Part of the Malaspina Printmakers Society, the gallery hosts a full schedule of juried exhibitions throughout the year from both the local and national communities of artist-printmakers. Members’ works are available for purchase. Member group exhibitions have been held in Peru, Scotland, Finland, Italy, Japan, Australia and the USA. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, (Sun noon - 5 pm, Jun through Sep only). PEMBERTON STUDIOS 6-1583 Pemberton Ave North Vancouver, BC V7P 2S4 T. 604-454-1475 Public Galleries ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 /index.html

NEW SPACES Jordan Patrich has opened Gallery O - Contemporary in the Art Center at 2060 Pine Street featuring many of the artists formerly represented by Simon Patrich Gallery.

Prayer for the World, charcoal and pastel on paper, 58.5" x 42.75"

Lori-ann Latremouille "Prayer for the World" in celebration of Earth Day 2006

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2001 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver BC 604 266 6010 Canadian Art—Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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 BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-205-7332 F. 604-205-7339 Dedicated to presenting a variety of exhibitions and events in the gallery and throughout the community — educational programs for children, adults and seniors; community projects and exhibitions in schools, recreation facilities and community centres. “Get the Picture” art rental and sales program. Tues to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sat & Sun noon - 5 pm. 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 EVERGREEN ART GALLERY 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T. 604-927-6557 /default.htm

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2 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 3 Avenue Gallery 4 Chosin Pottery 4 The Studio Gallery 5 Community Arts Council 6 Dales Gallery

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 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 under-

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Eagle Feather Gallery Fran Willis Gallery Store Street Gallery Gallery 103 in the Reef Gallery on Herald Hudson’s Bay Company Gallery

standing and enjoyment of contemporary art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 The largest art gallery in Western Canada is a focal point of downtown Vancouver. Presenting a full range of contemporary artists and major historical masters, it is recognized internationally for its superior exhibitions and excellent interactive education programs and houses a permanent collection of almost 7,000 works of art. Tues to Sun & Hols 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur 10 am - 9 pm. VERNON, 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 VICTORIA, BC Artist-run Galleries OPEN SPACE 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria, BC V8W 1E6

11 Jill Louise Campbell Art Gallery 12 Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery 13 Martin Batchelor Gallery 14 May Ip-Lam Gallery 15 On Canvas

16 Open Space 17 Starfish Glassworks 18 The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm 19 The Gallery in Oak Bay Village 21 The Lighthouse Gallery

T. 250-383-8833 F. 250-383-8841 For over thirty years, Open Space has been a substantive entity for professional artists who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to art-making, as well as a touchstone for young and emerging artists. It reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across Canada and beyond. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries ALCHERINGA GALLERY 665 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1G6 T. 250-383-8224 F. 250-383-9399 For 30 years, the gallery has exhibited contemporary tribal art from Papua New Guinea and later, graphic works by Aboriginal Australian artists and premiumquality work by established and emerging First Nation’s artists of Canada’s Northwest Coast. In the South Pacific, the work of master carvers still living a village lifestyle is selected on-site by gallery staff. Mon to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 Especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, the gallery considers itself a showcase for contemporary British Columbia, Canadian and international art, serving both corporate and pri-

22 The Moore Gallery 22 Winchester Galleries Downtown 23 West End Gallery 24 Winchester Galleries Oak Bay

vate collectors — those new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. CHOSIN POTTERY 4283 Metchosin Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 3Z4 T. 250-474-2676 F. 250-474-2676 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 103 IN THE REEF 103-21 Erie St, Victoria, BC V8V 5A8 T. 250-380-3933

PEOPLE Donna McAlear is the new director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria effective January 16. Chosen from more than 60 applicants across North America, McAlear holds a PhD in cultural policy studies from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, a master of visual arts from the University of Alberta, and a bachelor of fine arts from Concordia University. Most recently, McAlear was deputy director at Louisiana State University Museum of Art in Baton Rouge. GALLERY ON HERALD 545 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S5 T. 250-480-7180 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 MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 MAY IP-LAM GALLERY 655A Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 3L6 T. 250-384-1629 Chinese brush paintings by May Ip-Lam; Chinese drybrush paintings by PC Lam; Chinese abstract paintings by Oliver Lin; wood and lino cuts by Eleanor Kobley; oil pastels by Robert Chouinard; stained glass by Kirby Rivest. digital landscape and abstract paintings and illustrations by James Taggart. Giclèe print services available on edition work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. 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

THE GALLERY AT MATTICK’S FARM 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 T. 250-658-8333 F. 250-658-8373

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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 Livesey, Dorothy McKay, Bill McKibben, Ernst Marza, Hal Moldstad, Ron Parker, Natasha Perks. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm. THE LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY 45 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1J1 T. 250-381-2781 Toll Free: 1 800 381-2981 THE MOORE GALLERY 1014 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z9 T. 250-388-7030 F. 250-388-7035 Located in the heart of Victoria’s historic downtown area, the gallery specializes in contemporary and representational original paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glassworks and jewellery by Westcoast artists. Exhibits are complemented by works from Haida carvers and other native artists. Mon to Sat 10 am ñ 5 pm or by appt. THE STUDIO GALLERY 2960A Jutland Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 5K2 T. 250-892-0606 Opening officially in September,2005 this contemporary art gallery focuses on the abstract work of two well-established Victoria painters, Bill Porteous and Maggie Cole. The gallery also presents shows of emerging abstract painters as well as evening events, to bring art, artists and collectors together in an informal setting to educate,inform and inspire. Thurs to Sat 1 pm - 5 pm or by appt. Extended during exhibitions.

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WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 First established in Edmonton in 1975, Dan and Lana Hudon opened a second Gallery located in the heart of downtown Victoria in 1994. Visitors are encouraged to explore and select from a wide range of styles and prices, from emerging to established artists and to purchase with confidence. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun/Holidays noon - 4 pm.

February 16 - March 11 DONNA KELLY March 16 - April 8 WENDY SKOG April 13 - May 6 JAMES GORDANEER

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. 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

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HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY GALLERY 1150 Douglas St, 1 Bay Centre, 4th Floor Victoria, BC V8W 2C8 T. 250-385-1311 Extn: 503 F. 250-385-9247 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 MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-1862 New to Whistler — Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113

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 Galleries ART GALLERY OF PRINCE ALBERT 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-953-4814 THE GRACE CAMPBELL GALLERY 125 12 St E, Prince Albert, SK S6V 1B7 T. 306-763-8496 F. 306-763-3816 REGINA, SK

SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES ASSINIBOIA, SK Public Gallery SHURNIAK ART GALLERY 122 3 Ave W, PO Box 1178 Assiniboia, SK S0H 0V0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 Just an hour south of Moose Jaw, this recentlyopened gallery is the home of a diverse collection of Canadian and international works donated by Saskatchewan native, Bill Shurniak, including many Group of Seven pieces. Tearoom facilities. Mr. Shurniak also made possible the construction of the gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm (Wed till 8 pm), Sun 1 - 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 Presenting the work of 75 Saskatchewan artists and artisans for more than 20 years with changing gallery exhibitions during May through December. Works in fibre, glass, metal, wood and with a large selection in clay including the work of Charley Ferrero and Anita Rocamora. Thur to Mon 11 am 6 pm; 1 am - 6 pm Oct through May; by appt Jan through Mar, 55 km east of Saskatoon.

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

NEW SPACES Art X 9 has opened a gallery at 410 Victoria Avenue in Regina. Art X 9 is a bilingual artist group comprised of established and emerging artists who share a common vision of the creative process. 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. The main focus is professional Canadian artists including Allen Sapp, Ted Godwin, W. H. Webb, Brent Laycock, Louise Cook and many more. Tues to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm. MCINTYRE GALLERY 2347 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2S3 T. 306-757-4323 Established in 1985 to promote the work of contemporary Saskatchewan artists. A particularly strong representation by women artists and regularly features emerging artists. Regular exhibitions in diverse media: oil and acrylic, watercolours, collages, drawings, original prints, fabric art and furniture. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. MYSTERIA GALLERY 2706 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-522-0080 F. 306-522-5410 Mysteria Gallery is an artist-owned venue for established and emerging local artists. Explore diverse media in a modern context. Experience fine art and fine jewelry in a fresh atmosphere. Mon to Sat noon - 5:30 pm or by appt.

NOUVEAU GALLERY 2146 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2T9 T. 306-569-9279 At Nouveau Gallery, formerly the Susan Whitney Gallery, look forward to works by many of Saskatchewan’s most recognized artists, the continuation of the Whitney Gallery’s vision plus a few surprises as Meagan Perreault puts her personal stamp on the new gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, and by appt.

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.

THE NEXT LEVEL GALLERY 1843 Scarthe St (on the Mall) Regina, SK SP4 2G9 T. 306-347-1000 The Next Level Art Gallery, in the heart of downtown Regina, is committed to nurturing and promoting Saskatchewan artists in a variety of media, both within the gallery and through their new website which will launch this Fall. The gallery is open to the representation of new artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.


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. VERVE GALLERY 1801 Scarth St, 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. VICTORIA ART GALLERY & STUDIOS 348 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK S4N 0P6 T. 306-352-4148 F. 306-352-4149 Cooperative Gallery ART X 9 GALLERY 410 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK S4N 0P6 T. 306-347-0481 The collective is a diverse combination of established and/or emerging artists from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia and Ontario who are generally bilingual and share a common vision of the creative process. Active members are: Michèle Touchette, Armand Roy, Claudine Audette-Rozon, Anne Brochu Lambert, Ron Davis, Mary-Ann Dubé, Gail Duesterbeck, Andrée-Martine Normandin, Tim Robson, Jim Corbett, Leanne Dufour Atchison and Sharon Pulvermacher. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, wknds by appt. Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF REGINA Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St Regina, SK S4T 3N9 T. 306-522-5940 F. 306-522-5944 Features contemporary art with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. Exhibitions change frequently. Access via 15 Ave and McTavish St. Mon to Thur 1 pm - 5 pm and 6:30 pm - 9 pm. Fri to Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. ATHOL MURRAY ARCHIVES & MUSEUM Box 100, Wilcox, SK S0G 5E0 T. 306-732-2080 Extn: 121 F. 306-732-2075 DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311, Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-777-6040 F. 306-949-7264 MACKENZIE ART GALLERY T C Douglas Building, 3475 Albert St

Artist-run Galleries A.K.A. GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-0044 F. 306-652-9924

PEOPLE Nouveau Gallery (formerly Susan Whitney Gallery) and director Meagan Perreault celebrated its grand opening in October at 2146 Albert Street in Regina. After selling the gallery portion of her business, Susan Whitney is continuing to operate Susan Whitney Art Appraisals at 2220 Lorne Street in Regina. PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-5502 F. 306-652-9924 Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 Represent primarily Saskatchewan artists such as Ches Anderson, Lou Chrones, Alamgir Huque, Caroline James, Cecilia Jurgens, Ken Lonechild, Mary Masters, Duane Panko, Linda Jane Schmid and Regina Seib who create abstract and representational art. Maintain a small collection of Inuit sculpture and estate art. Regular exhibitions. Tues to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. DARRELL BELL GALLERY 317-220 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1 T. 306-955-5701 Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art with an emphasis on professional Saskatchewan artists, including David Alexander, Darrell Bell, Lee Brady, Megan Courtney Broner, Inger deCoursey, Kaija Sanelma Harris, Hans Herold, Ian Rawlinson and various Inuit artists. Media include painting, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass and ceramics. Rotating solo and group shows year-round. Tues to Sat noon - 4 pm or by appointment. PACIF’IC GALLERY 702 14 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0P7 T. 306-373-0755 F. 306-373-2461 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.

NEW SPACES Kenderdine Art Gallery at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon has added additional space. Two new College Building art galleries at 107 Administration Place now augment the gallery’s existing location on the second level of the Agriculture Building at 51 Campus Drive. 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.

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 Just an hour’s scenic drive north from Winnipeg the gallery presents an eclectic mix of original art in painting, pottery, photography, raku, fibre and jewellery. Established and emerging artists take their inspiration from the lake and surrounding areas. Also offering archival giclÈe printing, photo restoration, certified custom conservation framing. Mon, Thur to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.


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


WINNIPEG, MB Artist-run Galleries ACEARTINC. 290 McDermot Ave - 2nd Flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-944-9763 F. 204-944-9101 GRAFFITI GALLERY 109 Higgins Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 T. 204-667-9960 F. 204-949-0696 PLATFORM: CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC & DIGITAL ARTS 121-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-942-8183 F. 204-942-1555

CLOSING <SITE> Gallery in Winnipeg, a collective of 35 artists, decided to close its doors December 31, 2005 after a run of ten years.


Renato Muccillo LUMINOSITY April 27th - May 11th 2184 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T 250-598-2184 • F 250-598-2185 •

THE LABEL GALLERY 510 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3X1 T. 204-772-5165

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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

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

MANITOBA GALLERIES BRANDON, 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

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 6-1170 Taylor Ave, Grant Park Festival Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z4 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604 Toll Free: 1 800 822-5840 Specializing in originals, prints, sculptures and bronzes, featuring a large selection of Manitoba and international artists. 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. CREAM GALLERY 944 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R1 T. 204-957-7367

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 Located in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, the gallery represents a select group of gifted Canadian artists including Joe Fafard, Wanda Koop, John MacDonald and Robert Genn. With over 30 years experience, they also specialize in historic Canadian and European works of collectible interest. Regular exhibitions feature important early

Exhibition Gallery Mayberry Fine Art Urban Shaman Warehouse Artworks Martha Street Studio Medea Gallery Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery 18 Northern Images Gallery

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Nunavut Gallery Inc Piano Nobile Gallery Platform: Centre Video Pool Media Arts Centre Stoneware Gallery The Genuine Arts Gallery The Label Gallery The Manitoba Museum

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Canadian art as well as gallery artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

by retired architects, Samia Soliman and Ghazoly Gabra. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY WINNIPEG 393 Portage Ave, Portage Place, 2nd Floor 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.

THE LION AND THE ROSE GALLERY 210-70 Albert St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E8 T. 204-452-5350 Come in, relax and enjoy conversation and original contemporary art focused on Manitoba artists and select artists from across Canada, the United States and Britain. All media are represented including fine craft and jewellery. Mon to Fri 11 am - 5 pm or by appt.

NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 603 Corydon, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0P3 T. 204-478-7233 F. 204-475-7539 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

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. WAYNE ARTHUR GALLERY 186 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G3 T. 204-477-5249 Artist Wayne Arthur and wife Bev Morton opened the Wayne Arthur Sculpture & Craft Gallery in 1995. After Wayne passed away, Bev moved the gallery to Winnipeg and together with new husband, Robert MacLellan, has run the Wayne Arthur Gallery since 2002. Some of Wayne’s drawings are available for purchase as well as the creations of more than 60 Manitoba artists, working in painting, print-making, mixed media, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, glass and photography. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. WOODLANDS GALLERY 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E2 T. 204-947-0700 F. 204-488-3306 Cooperative Galleries ADELAIDE MCDERMOT GALLERY 318 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0A2 T. 204-987-3517 MEDEA GALLERY 132 Osborne St in The Village Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Y3 T. 204-453-1115 This artist-run cooperative was established in 1976, and features traditional and contemporary original fine art by Manitoba artists, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, intaglio and serigraph prints, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Rental plan and gift certificates available. Open Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm 4pm. STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 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 Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 F. 204-474-7605 ryoneoneone/info111.html LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 Provencher Boulevard, St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 LA MAISON DES ARTISTES 219 boul. Provencher, St Boniface, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-8360 MANITOBA CRAFTS COUNCIL EXHIBITION GALLERY 214 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-487-6114 F. 204-487-6115 MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd, ,Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675

PIANO NOBILE GALLERY 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB T. 204-489-2850


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PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 286 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663


ST NORBERT ARTS CENTRE 100 rue des Ruines du Monastere St Norbert, MB R3V 1L6 T. 204-269-0564 F. 204-261-1927 THE MANITOBA MUSEUM 190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 T. 204-956-2830 F. 204-942-3679

Fall Flowers

24" x 48", acrylic on canvas 204-827-2717

at the 2005 Manitoba Art Expo

THE PAVILION GALLERY MUSEUM 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

YUKON & TERRITORIESGALLERIES WHITEHORSE, YT Commercial Gallery YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK GALLERY 3B Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 T. 867-393-4848 Spectacular gallery overlooking the Yukon River ten minutes south of Whitehorse. Recent Local Secret/Big Find and Editor’s pick for North America by Forty-two Yukon artists include potters, photographers, printmakers, beadmakers, jewellers, sculptors, knifemakers and woodturners; watercolour, acrylic, textile, encaustic, batik and oil painters; ceramic, sandcarved, warm and stained glass artists; plus furniture makers. Daily May to Sept noon - 5 pm.

Openings this Spring:

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

FEBRUARY Carl Fontaine Terrence Young MARCH Annual Collectors Show “Wind Warrior” by Gayle Sinclaire

Specializing in Canadian Woodland Aboriginal art and craft. To include your gallery in SOURCES, please call 403-234-7097 (from Calgary) or toll free 866-697-2002 (elsewhere in Canada).

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

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PRODUCTS AND SERVICES To advertise, call 403-234-7097 or 1-866-697-2002 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 ARTISTS REPRESENTATIVE MULTI-ART LIMITED 200-652 Notre Dame, St Lambert, QC J4P 2L1 T. 450-466-8511 F. 450-466-9101 Founded in 1974 and based in St Lambert, QC, familyowned Multi-Art represents mainly Quebec artists across Canada. Multi-Art has opened a second office in British Columbia.

ART INSTALLATION ART ON THE WALL Edmonton, AB T. 780-868-4983 Edmonton-based, comprehensive corporate and residential art installation service including picture hanging, art packaging, insurance photography and photography for artists. Quality customer service.

ON THE LEVEL ART INSTALLATIONS 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 ART-MASTERS.NET 1608 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1M5 T. 403-229-2953 Specializing in high quality giclées for more than 10 years, Art-Masters' knowledge, expertise in colour correction, state-of-the-art equipment, and special archival materials and UV inhibiting formulas, combine to create the rich colours, textures and high definition of original artwork. View the variety on their new virtual gallery website.

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.

GOLDSPRUCE STUDIO - WILDLIFE ART FOR THE 21ST CENTURY By returning wildlife art to its geographic roots in the great Canadian wilderness, Alberta artist Michael Kraik confidently stakes his place in the evolution of wildlife art that threads from 20th century masters Carl Rungius and Robert Bateman. Commissions considered. Dealer enquiries are welcome.

KAMILA & NEL ART GALLERY 10545 16 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 5B4 T. 780-436-8277 F. 780-436-9317 Interested in commissioning an experienced and internationally-recognized artist to create an ageless fine art gift? Portraits, architecture, animals, landscapes and any other subject of interest to you could be captured and transformed in a creative way. Paintings can be done from photos or a session arranged at the studio.

KIM PENNER Box 69, Glenboro, MB R0X 0X0 T. 204-827-2717 F. 204-827-2718 Kim Penner finds continual inspiration for her beautiful acrylic paintings from all types of horses. From a portrait of a team of Belgians, to her Kentucky Quintet, inspired from the paddocks of a Kentucky Thoroughbred farm, Penner’s work offers a surprising diversity within her chosen genre. Originals, limitededition prints and canvas transfers. People's Choice Award at the 2005 Manitoba Art Expo.

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PUP ART T. 403-678 6246 Pup Art was founded by artist Marion Morrison in 2001 in response to numerous requests for her large, vibrant canine portraits. This "artist to the dogs" offers wonderful, whimsical portraits, by commission. Using bold acrylic colors, Pup Art paintings are a combination of a true likeness of your dog, with artistic freedom! Admirers claim Marion has an amazing ability to capture the dogs’ essence and personality.

ART AUCTION HODGINS ART AUCTIONS LTD 5240 1A St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J1 T. 403-252-4362 F. 403-259-3682 Hodgins is one of western Canada’s largest and longest running auction companies dedicated to quality fine art. They hold catalogued auctions of Canadian and international fine art every May and November. In addition, appraisal services are offered for estate settlement, insurance, matrimonial division and other purposes. Individual and corporate consignments of artworks for sale are always welcome.

LANDO ART AUCTIONS 11130 105 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 F. 780-990-1153 Provides quality fine art combined with personalized customer service and professional expertise. They hold a minimum of two catalogued auctions a year of Canadian and international fine art. Individual and corporate consignments welcome. Appraisals for insurance, donation, estate settlement, family division and other purposes. Call or email for a confidential appointment. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt.

ART FRAMING JARVIS HALL FINE FRAMES 617 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-9942 F. 403-206-1399 Jarvis Hall Fine Frames is a full service frame shop offering all levels of custom framing from conservation to museum grade. Frames can be chosen from a wide variety of manufacturers or can be designed, built and gilded by hand. They also offer a variety of gallery frames for artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment.

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

ART PRESERVATION CANADIAN CONSERVATION INSTITUTE Department of Canadian Heritage, 1030 Innes Rd Ottawa, ON K1A 0M5 T. 613-998-3721 F. 613-998-4721 “Preserving my Heritage” website provides free information about how to care for works of art on paper, photographic material, sound recordings (including CDs) and silver objects, among other topics. Includes online bookstore, information about appraisals, careers in art and artifact conservation, even an interactive game.


Rent and/or purchase artwork by more than 35 emerging and 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 REPRODUCTION IMAGEFLY PUBLISHING INC 10557 109 St, Edmonton, AB T5H 3B1 T. 780-428-2608 Edmonton’s newest fine art reproduction facility offers one-stop giclée reproduction services — from scanning to printing and framing. Their in-house art gallery promotes client-artists’ artworks. Introductory discount on first visit. Call for details. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm.

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

ART SCHOOL ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN 1407 14 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7678 F. 403-284-7644 Toll Free: 800-251-8290 Founded in 1926, the ACAD is one of only four degreegranting institutions in Canada dedicated exclusively to professional visual art and design education. ACAD provides accredited degree-standard education and learning opportunities to more than 1,000 full time and 1,130 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 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.

CLASSIC GALLERY FRAMING INC 3376 Sexsmith Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 7S5 T. 250-765-6116 F. 250-765-6117 Toll Free: 1 800 892-8855 High quality mouldings, liners and liner profiles are produced by utilizing the most efficient manufacturing processes combined with the care and detail that comes with creating handcrafted products. All steps of production are done inside their factory. The full range of products may be previewed on-line and are available through most fine art dealers and framers.

INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 1006 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 F. 403-265-8962

132 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 403-283-2288 F. 403-206-7095 Fine art supplies featuring Winsor & Newton, Golden, Liquitex, Maimeri and other quality products, as well as friendly, knowledgeable advice. Books, magazines, and art class information. Custom canvas service — all sizes and types of canvas, including linen. Senior, student and professional discounts. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur till 8 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

MONA LISA ARTISTS’ MATERIALS 1518 7 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1A7 T. 403-228-3618 Welcome to one of Western Canada’s largest fine art supply retailers. Established in 1959, Mona Lisa provides excellent customer service combined with a broad spectrum of products and technical knowledge. Clients from beginner to professional, find everything they need to achieve their artistic goals. Volume discounts and full-time student and senior discounts available. Mon - Fri 8 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm.

OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES 1360 Johnston St, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC Toll Free: 1 800 663-6953 Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource for art materials and information. Monthly visual arts newsletter and free ‘how to’ handouts, available instore 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 Ave, North Vancouver; 5501 204 St, Langley; 512 Herald St, Victoria; 1357 Ellis St, Kelowna; plus national mail order service.

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES STUART COWEN PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 11148 81 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 0S5 T. 780-431-0151 Chartered Accountants and a Certified Management Consultant with a love for the Arts: their staff of six specializes in new business start ups and has been involved with the Arts community since 1978. They provide ongoing support to a wide range of professionals, including a variety of arts organizations and individual artists. Call for an appointment.

STUDIOS/GALLERIES TO 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.

WELCOME SERVICE EXECUTIVE WELCOME WAGON T. 403-263-0175 Operating in major cities across Canada, this unique, professional greeting service was developed on the well-established and proven policies of the Welcome Wagon company celebrating its 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. Visit request forms available online.


Wonderful, whimsical, colourful. Life-size custom canine portraits. Artist - Marion Morrison 403-678-6246

Gift certificates and limited edition prints available.

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THE BANKS OWLS ONLY A LITTLE OVER 50 YEARS OLD, THIS UNTITLED SCULPTURE OF THREE STONE OWLS IS PART OF A REMARKABLE COLLECTION OF FORGOTTEN WORKS BY UNKNOWN INUIT CARVERS. Douglas Banks, a mining engineer and executive in Toronto, collected Inuit art for several summers in the late 1940s and early 1950s while working on the Belcher Islands in southeastern Hudson Bay. At the time, the commercial carving industry that was emerging in communities across the North at the urging of James Houston had not appeared in the Belcher Islands — little, if anything, appears from this region before 1954. Banks obtained the circa-1950 sculpture of three stone owls perched on a stylized base, along with some 150 other works, directly from artists through trade, as opposed to buying them on the open market. This sculpture, known informally as The Banks Owls and valued at $7,500, remains untitled. No record was kept of the names of the artists, and we may never learn their identities since the sculptures are unsigned, at the time a not-uncommon practice. Stored in crowded display cabinets in Banks’ suburban Toronto home prior to his death 10 years ago, the sculptures had no public exposure until recently, when the Marion Scott Gallery in Vancouver exhibited the Banks Collection and began to unravel its significance in northern art history. “The works in the Banks Collection straddle the pre-Houston and post-Houston periods,” says Robert Kardosh, curatorial co-director of Marion Scott Gallery. “While Houston didn’t make it to the Belcher Islands until 1954, the artists would have had some knowledge of what others were carving on the mainland, where Houston had been active since 1949. The use of stone is especially relevant in this regard, as most of the earlier trade art, on the Belchers as elsewhere, would have been made in ivory. At the same time, the Houston influence is minimized in these works, which are smaller and more stylized than Houston-era work.” Kardosh adds that the works are remarkable for their refinement and delicacy of execution. “Certainly they are not what you would expect from a region and a group of artists who were supposedly new to stone carving at the time. More precisely, many of the works exhibit a special kind of elegant stylization that is remarkably modern in feel and appearance.” Untitled, circa 1950, Sanikiluaq (Belcher Islands), stone, coloured medium, 8" h x 5.5" w x 5.5" d 88 Galleries West Spring 2006

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Agnes Bugera Gallery Jennifer Mack

12310 Jasper Ave 482-2854

Art Mode Gallery

Bearclaw Gallery

Jane Brookes

12220 Jasper Ave 453-1555

Art Mode Gallery

Agnes Bugera Gallery

10403 124 St 482-1204

Douglas Udell Gallery 10332 124 St 488-4445

W. Mackenzie

Electrum Design Studio 12419 Stony Plain Rd 482-1402 Electrum Design Studio

Scott Gallery

TU Gallery

Jane Ash Poitras

10411 124 St 488-3619

Bearclaw Gallery

10718 124 St 452-9664

West End Gallery

107 AVE.

106 AVE.

Douglas Udell Gallery

Douglas Haynes

Sam Francis

12308 Jasper Ave 488-4892

Scott Gallery

Darwin Mulligan

105 AVE.

W.H. Webb

TU Gallery

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

West End Gallery


“Abstract Composition” painted 1954, oil on canvas, size: 32” x 39.25”

Specializing in historical works by Canadian impressionists, the Group of Seven & contemporaries, as well as Canadian masters of today

Mayberry FINE ART Mayberry Fine Art, 212 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0S3 Winnipeg’s landmark gallery, located in the historic Exchange District Tel: (204) 255 5690

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