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ALBERTA ART GETS BETWEEN THE COVERS This year, Patricia Ainslie, former vice president of collections at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum, collaborates with critic and journalist Mary Beth Laviolette on a comprehensive history called Alberta Art and Artists: An Overview. Tracing its way through three distinct periods, the book covers ancient finds from 250 AD, the early mountain photography of Byron Harmon, the elegant abstract prints of Marion Nicoll, and a host of modern artists who have made their homes in Alberta, such as Marianna Gartner, John Hall and Joane Cardinal-Schubert. Published by Fifth House Press, the book includes biographies of every artist mentioned, Alberta Art and Artists by Patricia Ainslie and Mary Beth Laviolette will be published this spring by Fifth House.


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Vancouver-based painter Matthew Brown was named one of two honourable mentions in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2006. His winning piece, titled Judy, is composed of a series of drawings manipulated in digital imaging programs, and referencing Brown’s interest in West Coast symbology. Awarded $15,000 for the honourable mention — Brown shared the year’s accolades with national winner Dil Hildebrand and a second honourable mention, Adam Brickell of Niagara Falls. There were a total of 15 semi-finalists from across Canada. An MFA graduate from both the University of Victoria and Montreal’s Concordia University, Brown has shown his work at Access Artist Run Centre in Vancouver, Truck Gallery in

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and puts the trends and techniques popular at different times in the social and political context of the province.

CANADA COUNCIL AWARDS VANCOUVER VISUAL ARTIST Vancouver-based artist Ron Terada was recently named one of the 2006 winners of the Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards. Given to a cross-section of Canadian artists in seven disciplines, the award recognizes outstanding mid-career artists. An annual award, Terada and the other six winners each received $15,000. An artist with an extensive track record of international solo and group exhibitions, Terada graduated from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1991. His work has been shown at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England, Store Gallery in London, England, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen in Belgium, and San Francisco’s CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. Known for his interrogative installations that reconfigure advertising, corporate sponsorship and civic communication, Terada’s work is rep-

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Calgary, Ottawa’s Patrick Mikhail Gallery, and Eyelevel Gallery in Halifax. He has also won a Senior Award from the B.C. Arts Council. In late 2006, viewers were able to get up close to the semi-finalists’ work, as the Competition exhibition made its way through four Canadian art galleries, including the Art Gallery of Calgary and Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver. Established in 1999 to pay tribute to Canadian artistic talent, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition helps to build RBC Financial Group’s Canadian art collection, made up of more than 4,000 works collected during the past hundred years. www.gallerieswest.ca

rary storage during the closing for cleaning the effects of smoke and water damage. As the Gallery readied for its gala re-opening, director Terry Graf told the CBC that the two months of repair and restoration work gave him time to review the Gallery’s vision and direction. He said his renewed plans include increasing acquisitions of work by emerging artists, and expanding the Gallery’s focus from provincial to national and international work.

EDMONTON ARTIST RENDERS SHELL SITE When one of Shell Chemicals’ main worksites was getting set to go into “turnaround”—a six-week maintenance phase for clean-up and repair, managers decided to try something different. They hired Edmonton fine art photographer Ted Kerr to become

artist-in-residence at the company’s Scotford site northeast of Edmonton, documenting the work and the workers in new ways. Creating a blog about the project at the same time, Kerr produced a series of photographs of the inner workings of an industrial site that are rarely seen. In October, the work went on display for plant employees and the local community. “I was moved by the generosity and willingness of all the skilled workers and craftsmen who shared their time and their job with me,” Kerr writes of the Composition (Windy Day), Annie Pootoogook, pencil crayon, 2006, 20" x 26”. Collection of John and Joyce Price, Seattle

BELOW: Annie Pootoogook, winner of the 2006 Sobey Art Award

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SOBEY WINNER INVITED TO DOCUMENTA This is a banner year for Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook, whose stylized naïve depictions of the co-existence of modern convenience and tradition in northern Canada have attracted unprecedented attention. Winner of the $50,000 Sobey Art Award in 2006, Pootoogook had a solo show last summer at Toronto’s Power Plant, and shared billing with other Sobey finalists at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in late 2006. While on the shortlist for the Sobey, she learned she had been invited to the Docuwww.gallerieswest.ca

menta show in Kassel, Germany. One of the most prestigious showcases for contemporary art in the world, Documenta is only produced once every five years. The first Inuit artist to be invited to the exhibition, Pootoogook has been working through the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. She is descended from a fine line of graphic artists, including her grandmother Pitseolak Ashoona, and her mother Napachie Pootoogook.

MENDEL REOPENS WITH RENEWED VISION After a fire that broke out on its loading dock September 18, and two months closed to the public, Saskatoon’s’ Mendel Gallery reopened November 17 with exhibitions by Uruguayan artist Ignacio Iturria, and Saskatoon-based installation artist Susan Shantz. Though no damage was done to the Gallery’s collection, artwork had to be moved to tempo-



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Conceptual drawing of the new West Vancouver public art project by Squamish sculptor Xwalack-tun (Rick Harry)

experience. “Very early on, I saw my role as not only the artist in residence, but also communicator to the outside world about the work that was being done at the site.”

W. VANCOUVER CHOOSES SQUAMISH ARTIST The Squamish sculptor Xwa-lack-tun (Rick Harry) will create a public sculpture for West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park that incorporates traditional symbols. Cut from steel plate, the design features two upright paddles, a thunderbird head (symbol of the Squamish nation), and a great canoe, all set within a representation of the Lions Gate Bridge. The bridge is named after the two mountain peaks The Lions, which symbolize two high-born sisters in Squamish legend.

The sculpture is designed not to obstruct ocean views, and to be everchanging with altering seasons and shadows.

WHO’S NEW ■ After an extensive search, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria welcomed new director and CEO Shirley Madill, who started at the gallery in November. An accomplished curator and arts administrator, Madill arrived in Victoria from Hamilton, Ontario, where she had been vice president and COO at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Before that, she had been chief curator, director of programming, and senior curator at AGH, and senior curator at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. ■ At Winnipeg’s Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Anthony Kiendl recently took on the position of director. Previously the director of visual arts and the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre, Kiendl had also worked as acting director / curator of the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina. ■ In September, the Alternator Gallery in Kelowna welcomed Jennifer Pickering as exhibition director. An installation artist with an MFA from UBC, Pickering is on the lookout for innovative and controversial artwork to add to the Gallery’s programming.

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umes of unclassified motley collections of random “stuff”, that notion is becoming increasingly outdated. Large institutions are re-examining their approach to the display of objects (as opposed to art), re-classifying them in the context of storytelling—historical or cultural—and

adding a personal touch. Two major western Canadian museums are out of the gate this spring with new approaches to displaying historic objects. Reaching back into its own colourful history, Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery has clustered its latest www.gallerieswest.ca

exhibition around the figure of founder and collector Norman MacKenzie. A selection of MacKenzie’s most prized antiquities, and the stories around their acquisition, make up the core of the show Raiders of the Lost Vault, on through February 2. Adding to the intrigue, the exhibition has a secondary focus on the character of James Banks, an adventurer and archeologist (possibly the inspiration for Indiana Jones), who sold MacKenzie a large collection of pieces and wrote him a series of colourful letters about his finds. In Calgary, the Glenbow Museum is set to open Mavericks, its first large-scale permanent exhibition space since it opened the Blackfoot Gallery five years ago. Replacing a display of early pioneer artifacts, Mavericks is designed around Calgary author Aritha van Herk’s nonfiction book of the same name, subtitled “An Incorrigible History of Alberta.” Opening in February, the exhibition will take viewers into the individual stories of Alberta’s most notable citizens, examining history through a personal lens with art, photographs, artifacts and multimedia.

CARDINALSCHUBERT WINS ABORIGINAL AWARD Calgary-based painter Joane CardinalSchubert, RCA is one of 14 recipients of the 2007 National Aboriginal Achievement Award. Given annually to honour outstanding career

achievements among First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada, CardinalSchubert received the award in part to recognize her excellence as a painter, but also in acknowledment of her work as a writer, curator, and activist for the creative identities of Aboriginal artists across North America. Known for paintings that evoke a ghostly sense of spirituality and place, Cardinal-Schubert has been writing on the value of Aboriginal creativity throughout her career. A graduate of the University of Calgary and the Alberta College of Art and Design, much of her work as an activist has been focused on Native land claims and repatriation of Plains cultural objects.

CALGARY MERGES ARTS ADMIN AGENCIES At its Annual General Meeting in September, the Calgary Regional Arts Foundation (CRAF) voted to dissolve and merge with the recently created administrative organization Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA). Created in March, 2005 in the wake of an ongoing city-wide debate about the value of arts and culture in a city driven by business and entrepreneurialism, CADA was put in place by the City of Calgary to bring together arts organizations under a single umbrella for promotion, investment and strategic direction. In place for 37 years as the city’s arts funding agency, it made sense to fold CRAF into the authority, to cen-

IN MEMORIAM One of Saskatchewan’s most promising young artists, John Henry Fine Day, passed away in November after a five-year battle with leukemia at the age of 32. Known for his contemporary carvings, and contributions to Aboriginal art in the province, Fine Day was a member of the Sakewewak First Nations Artists’ Collective. Fine Day’s distinctive animal sculptures reconfigured traditional materials including rawhide and sinew, and his stark, clean-lined paintings on carved yellow cedar planks had a modern, iconic quality. Originally from the Sweetgrass First Nation, and a graduate of the bachelor of fine arts program at Regina’s First Nations University, Fine Day landed two solo shows, at the city’s 5th Parallel Gallery and at the Cumberland Gallery, before he graduated. More recently, he completed carved doors for the ceremonial tepee on the grounds of First Nations University. Fine Day is represented by Regina’s Nouveau Gallery, which held a memorial service and retrospective of his work in early December, featuring many pieces donated by family and friends. www.gallerieswest.ca

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FAR LEFT: Execution, Karen Ostrom, photograph. Ostrom (at left) is the winner of the Canada Council's 2006 Duke and Duchess of York Prize in photography.

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tralize granting and funding processes. The new organization is now fully responsible for allocating

municipal grants to arts organizations for operating costs and special projects. In the visual arts, CADA cur-

rently grants a variety of public institutions and organizations, including the Art Gallery of Calgary, the

Karen Ostrom, formerly of Sidney, BC, but now living and working in New York, has won the 2006 Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography, awarded annually to a professional fine art photographer chosen from a competition for a Canada Council project grant. Awarded $8,000 plus the grant, Ostrom is known for creating fantastic and imaginative new worlds within the context of her photographic installations and tableaux.

LONDON DISPATCH The National Gallery in London’s Trafalgar Square has expanded to show work by emerging artists, and as part of the program, in 2005 Winnipeg painter Tim Gardner spent a few months exploring the National Gallery collection, while working in an artist’s studio there. Twenty watercolours and pastels influenced by his time spent with the Old Masters will be on display there between January 17 and April 15, 2007. Gardner established his international reputation with his first solo show in New York in 2000—his paintings, primarily watercolours, were described by The New Yorker as “profound”. The juxtaposition between the medium and the content of Gardner’s paintings—traditional watercolours commenting on masculinity, community, and suburban middle-class North American life—won him acclaim for their blend of documentary photorealism with a warmth that evokes the profundity of the ordinary. Gardner’s early work, which celebrated the exuberance of youthful masculinity, gives way in this new show to a more explicitly contemplative vision. The open gazes of earlier paintings are replaced by faces obscured or looking away. Both Skier and Nick on the Prairie portray figures looking out onto a lovingly depicted natural environment. The use of watercolour softens the dramatic impact of a lone skier against a vast mountainous backdrop, white and blue/grey hues displaying a tonal shift from the bright snow to the gentle reflections of blue sky and dark, shadowed mountains. The strong connection between human and nature continues with Nick on the Prairie, Gardner’s portrait of his older brother, which shows the bold horizontal lines of the prairie contrasting with the upright, heroic figure facing into the wind and warm sun. Suburbia continues its presence in Gardner’s work through a more ambiguous characterization than in previous showings. In Boy on a Bus, the boy is framed to the right of the canvas, split from the left of the picture by a yellow hand rail, the 24 Galleries West Spring 2007

Mt. Edith Cavell, Tim Gardner, 2006. Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York and Modern Art, London www.gallerieswest.ca

KAMLOOPS GALLERY GETS TOP DESIGNATION In the fall, the Kamloops Art Gallery (KAG) celebrated a milestone staff had been working toward for several years. Canadian Heritage gave the gallery Category “A” Institution status, recognizing its fulfillment of several stringent requirements in the areas of art storage, display and conservation, public programming and collection. The designation, which is granted following a rigorous inspection process by the Canadian Conservation Institute, reflects KAG’s ability to collect, store and exhibit works donated to its permanent collection, which is expected to encourage further public and private donation and support.

CALGARY PUBLIC SCULPTURE CONSERVES WATER The City of Calgary Public Art Program has commissioned acclaimed

North Carolina-based sculptor Thomas Sayre to create a multi-stage outdoor work that incorporates elements of water conservation, microclimate, and prairie landscape. Known for his large-scale organic sculptures and “earthcastings”, Sayre will transform the landscape outside the city’s new public utilities building, the Water Centre. Working with landscape architect Doug Carlyle, Sayre’s design will combine retention ponds and runnels that will capture and filter storm runoff, banked by prairie perennials, benches, and landscaping elements.


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YUKON ART STUDENTS FLY SOUTH With a new transfer agreement in place, fine art students at Yukon College’s School of Visual Arts in Dawson City will be able to move from a foundation year at the College directly to second-year placement at Vancouver’s Emily Carr Institute or the Alberta College of Art and Design in

left side showing a suburban home through the bus window. Earlier depictions of this environment in Gardner’s work were more at ease—a mood of subtle questioning. This theme is also present in the calm of Oak Bay Basketball, as the energy of a single basketball player shooting hoops is dwarfed by the stillness of the scene. On the one hand the scene feels complete — with home, play, and nature present — and yet it is also incomplete. The playing figure is alone, community absent. South of the Thames, Charles Malinsky continues to present his work at the Blackheath Gallery as part of their Spring exhibition, with the next instalment of his Final Journey series. In 2003, Malinsky began a series of paintings exploring the imaginative space between mortality and eternal salvation or damnation. This gave rise to the concept of the ‘corridor’ (which has a resemblance to the Catholic idea of purgatory), the neutral space in which the narrative action of Malinsky’s paintings takes place. Up to 20 of his most recent black and white oil paintings represent further development in his work. The Final Journey began with the great theatricality of earlier work, angels and demons appearing alongside mortal souls, as aides or hindrances; but now the vision has been refined to a more narrow focus and draws on personal experience to explore mortality, and the afterlife. Malinsky uses rail travel to represent a romantic medium, with the possibility of connecting with strangers Themes of love sought, love lost, and revenge are played out against this backdrop, as souls search for reunification with those they have loved when they were alive. As in earlier work, such as A Promise at Dawn and We Will Simply Travel Beyond the Need to Explain, there are scenes of intimacy with couples holding onto each other, but the quiet peace is undermined by the presence of lurking figures, suggesting that the journeys they are embarking upon will not be straightforward ones of salvation. Uncertainty hovers over these paintings. —Jatinder Padda www.gallerieswest.ca

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Winnipeg International Airport (1964), from the book Winnipeg Modern: Architecture 1945 to 1975 (University of Manitoba Press)

Calgary. All three colleges embarked on the partnership to create a broader cultural exchange between north and south. Set to begin in September 2007 with a focus on First Nations, northern and multi-cultural art practice, the School of Visual Arts was created as a partnership between Yukon College, the Dawson City Arts Society, the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, and the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation.

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new category of award as part of the annual BC Creative Achievement Awards. The Foundation will adjudicate applications for the first annual BC Creative Achievement Awards for Aboriginal Art, recognizing outstanding creative work among First Nations artists in the province. Up to five awards of $5,000 each will be given to artists who have demonstrated a commitment to a significant practice—which could be in the media of beading, carving, sculpture, painting, photography, jewellery or textile work, printmaking or stonework.

BOOK REVEALS WINNIPEG’S MODERN SIDE Following similar exhibitions in Calgary and Vancouver, the Winnipeg Art Gallery unveiled a show last fall that highlighted the remarkable heritage of their city’s modernist archi-




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tecture. Manitoba Modernist Architecture 1945 – 1975, which ran through the end of October, showcased exquisite photography, historical notes, plans, interior design, and period furniture. As part of the show, the University of Manitoba Press launched the companion book, Winnipeg Modern, edited by guest curator Dr. Serena Keshavjee and including essays, architects’ biographies, and photography from the exhibition. The book travels through strict modern designs—as seen in the cool, linear Winnipeg International Air Terminal— and more organic, flowing

interpretations of modernism, such as those found in the city’s Precious Blood and St. John Brebeuf churches.

ARTISTS CAPTURE NORTHWEST PASSAGE Opened in late 2006 at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, an exhibition called Arctic Quest commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first complete voyage through the fabled Northwest Passage. Finally won in 1906 by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, it’s one of the most important milestones in Arctic history.

In 2006, 25 contemporary artists embarked on a voyage through the Passage, led by painters Linda Mackey, Kathy Haycock and Bonnie Levinthal. They spent more than a week traveling to remote Arctic communities, capturing their impressions on canvas and distributing art supplies. Once they had returned south, they produced enough work to create the show Arctic Quest — the work will become part of the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s permanent collection after it tours. The show and the journey are all part of a larger artistic, cultural and

educational endeavour started in 2005 by photographer and former astronaut Roberta Bondar, and painter Doris McCarthy. Their goal was to create artistic opportunities while helping to enrich access to culture in northern communities. A recent auction of donated paintings, including a painting by McCarthy of Pangnirtung Fjord, raised funds to help young and emerging Inuit artists. The group also hopes to raise enough to restore a historic Geological Survey of Canada building in Pangnirtung for use by local and visiting artists.


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Any time you gather the best and brightest from the art world in one place, comparisons are inevitable. If that’s the case, then this year’s Toronto International Art Fair, featuring 84 galleries from 10 countries, showed that from hip “anti-art” to the traditional landscape, western Canadians have created their own growing niche in the art world. The majority of our region’s galleries at the Art Fair now operate out of at least a few cities. A recent expansion to Calgary, for example, signalled Loch Gallery’s continuing growth into a wider market (they’re already in Toronto and Winnipeg), and their booth was one of the largest at the fair, featuring a host of senior Canadian artists. Douglas Udell Gallery, now located in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, maintains a huge stable of artists from the international to the regional, with Edmonton’s Dean Drever one of their many emerging talents. Their booth also featured some of the region’s top senior artists, including Regina’s David Thauberger and Joe Fafard, and former Winnipegger (and current New Yorker) Marcel Dzama. Monte Clark Gallery, based in Vancouver and Toronto, featured work from artists such as Douglas Coupland and Derek Root, as well as recent RBC painting competition finalist Holger Kalberg. Bjornson Kajawara, also from Vancouver, featured up-and-comers like Saskatoon’s Kristin Bjornerud, while Bau-Xi, another Vancouver space, featured the engaging floral work of Bobbie BurgTOP: Ian Loch (at left) of ers, among others. the Loch Gallery in Calgary with Graeme, “T at Three” was a new component of the fair this year, with afternoon Allison, and David Loch of the panel discussions featuring some of the more notable galleries, artists, and Loch Gallery, Winnipeg curators around. The first day of this event featured Yves Trepanier (of Calgary’s TrepanierBaer Gallery) and Paul Butler (artist and director of WinMIDDLE: Riko Nakasone and Anya Laskin nipeg’s web-based othergallery) discussing their different approaches to sellof Bau-Xi Gallery; Douglas Udell and ing and marketing art. Kathy of the Douglas Udell Gallery; SherAs the world shrinks in the age of the Internet, regionalism takes on less ri Kajiwara and Michael Bjornson of of a negative tone, and has in fact become a selling point. And as the quality Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery and growth of the galleries at this year’s Art Fair shows, the West more than holds its own. RIGHT: Daniel Faria and lysha Rajkumar — Lorne Roberts of Monte Clark Gallery; www.gallerieswest.ca


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contemporary art fine jewellery Peter Ivens "New Works" April 28 - May 6/07

Leszek Wyczolkowski "Wisdom in Nature" March 31 - April 12/07

a visual arts studio and gallery hosting short-term residencies. For information or submissions go to www.elevationgallery.ca/corridorcollective

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PECULIAR CULTURE BRITISH COLUMBIA: The Contemporary Baroque, December 8, 2006 - March 18, 2007, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

By Allan Antliff Peculiar Culture: The Contemporary Baroque continues the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s occasional pairing of historical and contemporary exhibitions, loosely aligned to a related theme. In this instance, under the umbrella of the Baroque, curator Lisa Baldissera brings Victoria-based artist Luanne Martineau’s sculptures together with etchings by British artists Jake and Dinos Chapman, modeled on Francisco de Goya’s famous Disasters of War (1810-1820). www.gallerieswest.ca


A sampling of art and artists exhibiting in the West this season

Peculiar Culture complements the tourABOVE: Disasters of War, ing exhibition Baroque Masterworks from Jake and Dinos Chapman, ed. the National Gallery of Canada, which 2/15, 1999 opened at the AGGV in December. A third exhibition, Misshapen Pearl: The Baroque LEFT: Parasite Buttress (detail), Era, rounds out the ensemble with a selecLuanne Martineau, 2005, tion of fine and decorative art from the felt and bed foam gallery’s permanent collection. Baroque art is the historical way-station in European culture between late Renaissance classicism and the courtly eroticism of the Rococo. Baroque works— Gianlorenzo Bernini’s Ecstasy of St Theresa (1647-52) is a famous example— deploy the lessons of the Renaissance in a bid to transport us into an imaginary world where dramatic effect trumps reality, bringing saints, angels, and mythological gods down to earth. That evocation of emotion was a central concern because of the close proximity of spiritual and material existence at that time. Similarly, the artists in Peculiar Culture merge the imaginary and the real in grotesque and horrific configurations, presented as the contemporary equivalent to the emotionally-charged art of the Baroque. The Chapman brothers’ Disasters of War alters depictions of atrocities visited upon soldiers and civilians alike during the French invasion and occupation of Spain (1808-1814) under Emperor Napoleon I. For Goya, the Napoleonic wars marked the end of any hope for the spread of enlightenment values by force of arms, and he intended the Disasters of War as a tour-de-force, protesting against the triumph of base inhumanity over our better selves. The Chapmans, on the other hand, have freely added to Goya’s depictions of beheading, dismemberment, torture, and impaling in order to distance us from this point of origin. Integrating popular imagery such as a crudely drawn swastika, a clown head and a Disney cartoon figure into Goya’s etchings, they transform their alterations into the antithesis of what the originals stand for. Luanne Martineau’s brightly-coloured sculptural composites of felt, string, teak, and bed foam have a visceral impact without undermining the centrality of imagination at the heart of the Baroque theme. The sculptures appear to suggest the left-over organic detritus of horrific automobile accidents, abattoirs or roadkill, but they do so through evocation, not trivialization. The Baroque sensibility finds a home here, albeit one without the earlier era’s sense of wonderment. Baroque artists unleashed the imaginary in the service of religion and imperial pomp. Martineau wrenches it out of us by tapping into our capacity to respond to horrors that are never spelled out, only suggested. Viewing Parasite Buttress (2005), a seemingly nasty smear of fleshy matter pouring down a wall onto a floor, we can feel the “real” closing in, but find relief, paradoxically, in the reflection that it is only our imagination—a subtle imploding of Baroque-style illusionism that carries with it a mixture of empathy and revulsion. Luanne Martineau is represented by Trepanier Baer Gallery in Calgary. Spring 2007 Galleries West 31

OTTO ROGERS BRITISH COLUMBIA: New Works, March 1 – 30, Gallery Jones, Vancouver

By Beverly Cramp Growing up in an isolated prairie farmhouse with few cultural amenities is an unlikely beginning for one of Canada’s premier abstract artists. Yet it was the starting point for Otto Rogers, born in 1935 in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. “My parents were good people but they weren’t worldly,” Rogers says. “There was no classical music, no art, nor even any books in our home.” It wasn’t until Rogers started teacher’s college at the age of 17 that he had his first exposure to visual arts. As part of his training, Rogers had to take an arts course. “That was when I really started painting. I had a wonderful teacher named Wynona Mulcaster who introduced me to contemporary art. She believed I was a talented painter and encouraged me. I would paint all night and bring the pictures to her the next morning. She would critique them. She was so enthusiastic about my work.” Early influences included Paul Klee, Henri Matisse and Henry Moore. Rogers’ attention was particularly captured by Moore’s sculptures, and his drawings of close relationships between all the artists,” he says. “There was no sense of competition or negativity. LEFT: Moonlight and Cast Shadows, It was very positive and exciting.” Otto Rogers, mixed media on The focus of this thriving community of artists was the Saskapaper, 2004, 22" X 30" toon Art Centre, the precursor to the Mendel Art Gallery. The Centre held a ground-breaking show for Rogers in 1960 that included ten welded steel sculptures. “In Canada at the time there were only one or two others working with welded steel, especially abstract steel sculpture. It was quite an event and well received. There was an acceptance of the new and an active interest in it.” A 1967 show of 16 paintings at the Mendel Art Gallery called Landscape Vibrations firmly established Rogers’ reputation on the Canadian art scene. He also worked to revive the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops. They had encouraged New York artists and critics like Barnett Newman, Clement Greenberg and Kenneth Noland to come to the Artists’ Workshops. Rogers later brought Anthony Caro, a British-born sculptor who had been an assistant to Henry Moore, to Emma Lake in 1977. Caro later started the Triangle Workshops in New York based on his experience at Emma Lake. The upcoming Gallery Jones exhibition will continue Rogers’ tradition of large abstract canvases marked by boldness and simplicity, including frequent use of what he calls “the horizon line”—hard edges and lines almost inescapable in prairie landscapes where the land and sky meet visually on the horizon. Rogers’ work is in most major collections in Canada and many international collections. Today, he lives and works in Prince Edward County in Ontario. “In some ways, my work hasn’t changed. It has matured and there is greater depth and breadth to it,” he says. “A lot of my early work was a dance between prairie landscapes and the influence of modern American and European art. I’m still moved by land and nature but in recent years I have moved to some indirect reference to the landscape.” ABOVE: Red Zig, Otto Rogers,

acrylic on paper, 2004, 30" X 22"

World War II Londoners seeking sanctuary from bombs in the city’s underground train stations in a 1945 book called Shelter Sketch Book. “I especially liked Moore’s wax crayon studies of figures, painted over with white watercolour,” he says. None of these new art forms looked strange to Rogers. Instead, he says they seemed like “old friends” and he immediately took to contemporary art. In 1954 he attended a six-week painting course at Emma Lake in Saskatchewan, initially started in 1936 as an art camp. Emma Lake became well-known in the 50’s and 60’s for the modernist focus of its Artists’ Workshop, part of the University of Saskatchewan’s summer program. Rogers’ mentor, Mulcaster, gave him his first solo exhibition the year he graduated, and convinced his parents to send him to art school. He went to the University of Wisconsin where he earned his Master of Fine Art degree, majoring in both painting and sculpture. In 1959, Rogers applied for an opening as a painting instructor at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. He got the job but planned to leave after a short stay, only to remain for 29 years as he progressed from instructor through to full professorship and head of the Fine Arts Department. It was the vibrant arts community that kept Rogers in the small Saskatchewan city. “The art scene in Saskatoon in the early 60s was amazing because of the 32 Galleries West Spring 2007

Otto Rogers is represented by: Gallery Jones, Vancouver; Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary; Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon; OENO Gallery, Prince Edward County, Ontario www.gallerieswest.ca

CHRISTIAN NICOLAY BRITISH COLUMBIA: April 12 – 26, Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna

By Portia Priegert Christian Nicolay is fascinated by chaos and usually has no trouble finding it—he just looks at things around him. Almost anything—books, baseballs or bridges— can be fodder for his manic energy and Dadaesque eye. His artist’s statement comes straight to the point: “My art is about paying attention to systematic confusion.” Nicolay, who is based in Vancouver, has done everything from hitchhiking across Canada with a chair to making an unauthorized scaling of the 364-foot tower of Lions’ Gate Bridge to create soundscapes of cars zooming across the span. He plays a mean amplified tennis racket, has disemboweled dozens RIGHT: Detritus Cap Wars, of baseballs, and produced a video Christian Nicolay, mixed media demonstrating the possibilities of selfon paper, 8" X 5" propelled human flight that, needless to say, ended badly. BELOW: Bird Flu’s Bush, For his exhibition in April at the Christian Nicolay, mixed media Art Ark Gallery in Kelowna, Nicolay is on panel, 20" X 25"

recomprising and expanding Project Flyleaf, which he first showed last year at the Elliott Louis Gallery in Vancouver. The project had its genesis in a gift of some 1,000 used books from a friend who was closing a second-hand bookstore. Nicolay, who loves exploring alternative and imaginative possibilities for everyday objects, tackled the books with abandon, cutting some with a bandsaw, dog-earing the pages of others, setting a few on fire and otherwise, well, deconstructing the text. While playful, the project does have a critical component in its examination of taboos around books, a theoretical position that parallels contemporary art’s often-critical attitude to traditional ideas about the singularity, validity and monetary worth of the art object. “The idea of the book is rigid and formal,” says Nicolay. “You’re not supposed to do these things to it. I really question that. But sure, at the same time, a book is a work of art in itself. Its function almost becomes dysfunctional by putting it through a bandsaw and cutting it up. But a lot of these books were destined for the dump so I think it’s fair play.” In Nicolay’s view, everything is potentially art—whether the sounds at a curling match or the scribbles strangers leave in phone booths. While flipping through the books, he found himself attracted to their marginalia, particularly the names, notes and doodles on flyleaves. He removed many of these pages and then drew on them, often inscribing images of children playing, and then mounted them on 3-D wooden structures that allowed him to re-incorporate books as well as other objects such as blackboard erasers. He also created several installation elements—a stack of books with an embedded wooden chair and a school desk with a chalkboard surface that invited visitors to doodle. “The drawings are about a re-education or a re-examination of familiar objects,” says Nicolay. “It’s a theme with a lot of my work—transforming the usual into the unusual. But not because it’s better or worse or anything. One of the reasons why I’m really interested in art and art-making is because it’s a way to let people examine what we are really familiar with, but to see it through a different lens.” Nicolay, who earned a BFA from Okanagan University College in Kelowna in 2000, has quickly established an eclectic career through artist-run centres, public galleries and commercial venues. He juggles his studio work with several parttime jobs that include teaching at ArtStarts, a non-profit organization in Vancouver that provides children’s art classes, and preparatory work for several commercial galleries. Still, Nicolay says he has been feeling restless of late and would like to travel in Europe, participate in overseas residencies and possibly enrol in a Master’s program. But whatever choices he makes, he will undoubtedly find—and probably create—more systematic confusion. Christian Nicolay is also represented by Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver.

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D.F. Gray

Gulf Island Glory, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 30”

Peter Lawson



Myfanwy Pavelic Terrence Finnie Linda Molloy

Well Into Retirement, oil on canvas, 30” x 24”

Beachcomber Blues, oil pastel, 40” x 32”


Morris Gallery

Susan Ellenton Lee Mackenzie Joanne Thomson Jan Brouwer Peter Lawson D.F. Gray Roy Henry Vickers

Mark Hobson Keith Hiscock


Mark Hobson

428 Burnside Rd E. on Alpha Victoria, BC V8T 2X1

Regular gallery hours:

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"Icons", Accordian Book with Polaroid Image Transfers

January 5 - 28 • Stephen Murphy Icons


David Ruben Piqtoukun, Sharing the Good Food, 1999. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

"Silver Trout", Peterson


"Wheezers and Geezers l", Acrylic on Clay

February 2 - 25 • Billo, Doyle, Haurie, Henry, Peterson The Art Glass Show

"Contemplation", Oil on Canvas

March 2 - 25 • Dale McKenzie Something Fishy

March 30 - April 22 • Carol Nelson Meleshko New Works As part of Craft Year 2007, Arts on Atlantic will hold adjunct shows featuring fine Canadian craft. February – The Art Glass Show March – The Book Arts Show April – The Wood Art Show

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November 18, 2006 – March 11, 2007 Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey

Michael Massie’s silver and ebony sculpture called Unit-tea, could be any non-geographically specific modern sculpture. But Massie is one of the 16 artists in a traveling show of contemporary Inuit art from the National Gallery of Canada currently on exhibition at the Surrey Art Gallery. That immediately places it within a cultural context. And though Massie’s piece breaks new ground both in form and materials used in what we traditionally think of as Inuit art, there are many references to Inuit culture. The silver sculpture could be a stylized teapot. Its shape is of the ubiquitous Inuit ulu — the all-purpose crescent shaped knife used for culinary purposes, animal skin preparation, making clothes and other general cutting tasks. The ulu’s daily use has made it one of the chief symbols associated with Inuit women. The arched “teapot” also suggests the curving body of the arctic whale, the narwhal. The spiraling ebony features look like the characteristic front tooth of the Narwhal that can grow upwards of six to nine feet. Massie is known for mingling Western art techniques and Inuit imagery, while other works in the show employ more traditional materials like caribou antler, ivory tusk, and soapstone. There are several pieces depicting the rounded, well

polished surfaces favoured by Cape Dorset artists, but the main link uniting this latest generation of Inuit artists is their common heritage. Many of the show’s 25 sculptures speak to the harrowing conditions that northern aboriginal peoples faced as their traditional lifestyles became disrupted and dislocated by modern influences. Abraham Anghik Ruben, born near Paulatuk, NWT, and now living on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, has three pieces that allude to these pressures. In Breaking Tradition a man, bear, seal and loon are falling out of a broken boat. Underneath them is the mirage of Sedna, a significant sea goddess in Inuit mythology, sporting an angry face. “There has been a break with the past, and with the beliefs of traditional culture,” Ruben writes about this piece. It is left to the viewer to decide if the changes are negative or positive. One of the most visceral sculptures is a piece by Floyd Kuptana called Starving Bear made of Brazilian soapstone and bone. The wasted and damaged-looking form is a reminder of the increasing global warming reportage and television news images of underweight polar bears struggling to stay afloat amid melting ice floes. On Jutai Toonoo’s piece, text is etched into a green stone carving called The Four Winds. It pays homage to the wind — a fascination for the artist. The carving has four sides, each with words that combine to make a small Haiku-like poem. — Beverly Cramp www.gallerieswest.ca

GIUSEPPE ALBI ALBERTA: February, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton

Giuseppe Albi has covered a lot of ground as an artist. Nearing his 60th birthday, the long-time Edmonton-based painter can look back at a career that saw him shift from his training as a sculptor to colourful abstract paintings, then migrate to creating painterly weavings that split the difference between two- and threedimensional art, to his most recent shift to painting two-dimensional works without traditional canvases. “This is 30 years of painting experience coming into play in these works,” says Albi, an Italian-born artist who’s lived in Canada since 1951. “In this series I’m painting directly on polystyrene squares, a material in the family of thermal plastics that shrink and contract at the same rate as acrylic paint, and I’m letting the paint just flow off the edges.” After the paint dries, Albi peels off these free-floating images from his studio counter-tops and mounts them on coated aluminum sheets which are then framed. The goal in this newest series of work is to produce a running series of paintings with a new take on Giuseppe Albi, Yellow Torsion, 2006, colour. Albi is thrilled with how this acrylic on Styrene, 90cm x 90 cm particular technique has allowed him to seamlessly produce work in large and small formats. Influenced by a recent trip to Italy and a move to a new downtown Edmonton studio space, Albi is allowing his love of urbanity and architecture to create work that mimics this cosmopolitan density. — Gilbert A. Bouchard Represented by: Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton


Ann Zielinski

ALBERTA: April 28 – May 13, Elevation Gallery, Canmore

May 3 - 17, 2007

Peter Ivens says that it’s no surprise that landscape should figure so prominently in his work. In discussing his upcoming exhibition of 25 oil paintings, this Calgarybased artist says that, while he’s an outdoor enthusiast, the land goes beyond something to look at, and in fact shapes our identity in the West. “I think it’s a defining characteristic of who we are — we place ourselves in it, and measure ourselves by it,” he says. “Out here we have to accommodate it, rather than vice versa.” In the 1980s, Ivens quit a lucrative career in graphic design to go back to school, graduating with a BFA from the University of Alberta in 1987. His design past may still influence his painting, “but I’ve managed to shake most of it loose,” he says with a laugh. His paintings reflect his varied background, though — his mountains, valleys, and rivers are precise in their composition, and yet Ivens takes liberty with colour and application of paint. A single stroke of dark paint will sometimes represent a change in the topography or light. “My work certainly has interpretive expression,” Ivens says, “but I’m always interested in the landscape.” Represented by: Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB

Peter Ivens, Sibbald Flats, 2005,

Rythemno, acrylic on canvas, 40" x 48", 2006

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oil on mahogany www.gallerieswest.ca

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ANN ZIELINSKI BRITISH COLUMBIA: April 30 – May 17, Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver

Like a novelist who doesn’t set out knowing what will happen to the characters in her book, Ann Zielinski says her paintings end in surprises. “I tend to paint into the unknown,” she says. “I don’t set out to paint some thing. I’m on an unknown journey. For the first half or more of the painting, I’m along for the ride. With every painting I have to sense where I am within the process. And the painting is more than a picture: it has to have a bit of how I feel and what I’m sensing.” Zielinski’s latest acrylic paintings, marking 28 years of art-making, continue her line of abstract work. Her work is often heavily textured with many layers, and frequently inspired by natural scenes and forms. Though she has studied art in ad hoc courses at Emily Carr in Vancouver, Zielinski’s art education has been primarily self-directed. But she was fortunate to have one of Canada’s leading artists visit her island studio. “Jack Shadbolt was a neighbour of mine on Hornby Island. He came to my studio several times and gave me some good pointers. His critiques were some of the best I’ve ever had.” — Beverly Cramp

group show january

Represented by: Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancou-

Ann Zielinski, Mediterranean Memories,

ver; Gallery 223, Nanaimo

acrylic on canvas, 40" x 60", 2006

david burdeny exposure 2007 february

ERICA GRIMM-VANCE BRITISH COLUMBIA: April 1 - 30, Bellevue Gallery, Vancouver

Her technique is complex, involving materials such as modeling pastes, gels, beeswax, steel, gold, and layers of oil washes. She is steeped in art theory and an inquiry into what it is to be human, but Erica Grimm-Vance maintains that drawing is the foundation of her work. “The core of my practice is drawing,” she says. “I’m fascinated with line work and the ability of the line to communicate. I feel strongly about the expressive quality of lines and their potency.” Grimm-Vance currently teaches at Trinity Western College in Langley, BC, and is working on her Ph.D. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Regina, where she majored in print-making and painting. Her upcoming show at the Bellevue Gallery features a series of large 5’ by 5’ panels, each exploring the materiality of the work as well the figurative. “I’m very interested in the body,” she says. “More than the sexual body, my focus is about the body in its brokenness and the existence of suffering in the world.”— Beverly Cramp

ken webb march

Represented by: Bellevue Gallery, Vancouver; Assiniboia Gallery, Regina

Erica Grimm-Vance, Balance, in collaboration with Steven Stasson (Video), David Squires and Jeff Warren (Soundscape). Encaustic, Steel, Positron Emission Tomography Scans, Graphite, Digital Film, Soundscape triggered by sensors through Teleo and MAX/MSP,

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Birch Panels. 5’ x 20’ , 2006


Newzones January LOS ANGELES


Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, California Landscape X 8


EXPOSURE: Joshua Jensen-Nagle Andre Kertesz

March 8 - April 7

Cathy Daley Don Maynard

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Catherine Perehudoff Timothy McDowell

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ART GALLERY Dan MacDougall, “Cattleya v. ”, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"

February 1 - 24 DAN MacDOUGALL


March 29 - April 21 DON HARVEY

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GROUP SHOW! January 2 - 31

Morris Gallery & Framing, Victoria

Don Pentz, Jonathan Johnson, Brian Atyeo, William Duma, Alain Attar, Jim Stokes and more…

HAPPY VALENTINES! February 1 - March 7 Robert Lemay, Brian Atyeo, Gary Cody, Jennifer Dyck, Jennifer Hornyak, William Duma, Ivan Murphy and Sheila Norgate



SOLO EXHIBITION “NEW WORKS” Opening reception on Thursday, March 8 Artist in attendance from 1-5 pm

Represented by: Morris Gallery & Framing, Victoria


EASTER CELEBRATIONS! March 22 - April 18

ALBERTA: February 10 – 27, Scott Gallery, Edmonton

Walter Bachinski, Greg Edmonson, Steve Mennie, Herald Nix, Kenneth Lochhead, Ted Godwin and Mary Fox


BRENT LAYCOCK April 19 - May 3

SOLO EXHIBITION “NEW WORKS” Opening reception on Thursday, April 19 Artist in attendance from 1-5 pm

WALLACE GALLERIES LTD. 500 - 5th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 3L5 Tel: 403-262-8050 Fax: 403-264-7112 colette@wallacegalleries.com • www.wallacegalleries.com Member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada

Peter Lawson doesn’t have to look much further than the artistic opportunities that confront him every time he looks out his living room window. The natural beauty of Vancouver Island’s Shawnigan Lake and the surrounding region continually inspire him. Peter Lawson, Dutch Gift, acrylic on “Portraying the natural world is canvas, 2006 all-encompassing,” he says about the landscapes he depicts in acrylics, oils and pen and ink. While maintaining the essence of each scene, Lawson may take liberties, distorting the perspective or manipulating wildlife to provide balance. “I try and capture movement, if it’s water or leaves, and I’m concerned with light and colour,” Lawson says. “I try and stretch the boundaries a bit with colour.” A graduate of the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, BC, this year has been his most productive since he surrendered to his creative instincts in 2000, after a 30-year career with design studios and advertising agencies. Following an exhibition and sale of original work, giclée prints and pen and ink drawings at Victoria’s Morris Gallery & Framing last fall,Lawson will bring an exhibition of black and white drawings to the Gallery in April, with another show of his colourful natural portraits to follow later in 2007. — Jeanine Woodman

Arlene Wasylynchuk loves Alberta’s grand vistas and diverse ecosystems so much, she’s trying to capture all of it in her cutting-edge landscape painting. “I’m trying to fracture the landscape, getting beneath and beyond appearances,” says the Edmonton-based painter. She wants viewers to focus on more than the quick fix of the surface of her work. “I’m trying to paint the deeper landscape as well as capturing the intransigent in these paintings. I want people to think about the whole environment when they look at these images and I’m not about painting the typical vista.” Loosely citing the late theorist Jacques Derrida, Wasylynchuk says she’s deconstructing the vista, so she can reconstruct it in a new and more connected way for her viewers. This love of fragmented vistas, while extreme in this newest body of work, is not a totally new thing for Wasylynchuk, who has long been known for a body of composite landscape vistas that sits in an interesting space between abstraction and naturalism. “I’m going for the heightened sense of colour you feel when you’re in the woods,” she says. “This is about the emotional colour of the vista and I’m changing the palate quite a bit.” — Gilbert A. Bouchard Represented by: Scott Gallery, Edmonton; Virginia Christopher Fine Art, Calgary

Arlene Wasylynchuk, Mistaya #2, oil on canvas, 72 x 54

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RON HEDRICK ALBERTA: February 3 – 9, Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary

In the middle of a cold, dirty prairie winter, the sight of a sun-infused painting of young women by the shore offers a welcome refuge from downtown grit. Ron Hedrick’s latest exhibition at Calgary’s Gainsborough Galleries offers the sort of solace a weekend retreat to the coast might, full of idyllic seascapes and landscapes rich in colour. The 64-year-old artist knows his subjects intimately — Hedrick’s favourite beach to paint is the same one he played on as a child, and he often uses family and friends as models. But to the British Columbia-born artist, they are simply means pursuing the holy grail of achieving perfect light in his impressionistic paintings. “What fascinates me is more the light than the scene itself,” Hedrick says, from his Mission, B.C. studio. “The subject matter is just a tool to get there, and women on the beach are a perfect venue for that, dressed in white, flowing dresses.” Hedrick dedicated himself to painting in his late 30s, and has since gained recognition across Canada and the United States for his airy, bright oils. When not in his studio, Hedrick teaches and mentors budding artists. — Dina O’Meara Represented by: Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary; Pacif’ic Gallery, Saskatoon; Pegasus Gallery, Salt Spring Island; Jenkins Showler Gallery, White Rock, BC; Rendez-Vous Gallery, Vancouver; Hampton Gallery, Kamloops; Marshall Gallery, Abbotsford, BC; Custom House, Brittania Beach, BC

Ron Hedrick, Winter Road, oil on canvas, 24" X 30"

DEVITT BROWN BRITISH COLUMBIA: Opens January 11, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver

Self-taught mixed media artist Devitt Brown knows street culture. His large photorealistic and stenciled works often depict the rawness and lurking danger of the street. “My history involves lots of participation in street culture, though I wouldn’t say I live on the street,” says the Yukon native who has made Vancouver home since the age of 17. “My birth father has been homeless since I was a kid but I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to alter the course of my life, including making artwork.” Brown, who goes by the name the dark, first started creating art in high school. After graduation, his art production dropped off until a friend gave him a book four years ago that depicted images of street art using masking and stenciling. “I really liked it. I began cutting a few stencils and ran around Vancouver streets painting graffiti,” he says. Now Brown works in his studio full-time, often 12 hours a day. He works from photographic images and stencils, layering colours that often produce muted, dark effects. — Beverly Cramp Represented by: Elliott


Louis Gallery, Vancouver

Devitt Brown, Umbilical and the drain, acrylic on panel, 23" X 26". www.gallerieswest.ca

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DENIS CHIASSON ALBERTA: Musical-Melancholy, February 3 - 24, Webster Galleries, Calgary

Brent Laycock, Moment of Passion, acrylic on canvas, 2006, 36" x 48"

BRENT LAYCOCK ALBERTA: April 21 – May 4, Wallace Galleries, Calgary

Over a long career, Brent Laycock’s paintings have appeared on two Canadian postage stamps and the cover of Reader’s Digest, and been presented to the queen of Denmark. Mostly landscape-based, his art has always straddled the border between reality and abstraction, and in his upcoming exhibit, Laycock looks for the place where these seemingly opposed styles of art come together. “My work comes from observation of the world around me, but reality itself can become a study in abstract composition,” he says. The latest exhibition from this Calgary-based artist features 25 colourful acrylic and watercolour paintings of regional flowers, and depicts the subjects so close up that their recognizable forms blur into semi-abstraction. Laycock, whose numerous honours include a Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) designation, finds inspiration in music as much as in other visual art. “Music helps me to understand abstract composition,” he says. “Melody, motion, repetition, rhythm— those concepts apply in most art forms.” He also draws inspiration from his sense of wonder at the beauty of the Alberta landscape. “Part of the reason I make art is to try to communicate that feeling to other people,” he says. — Lorne Roberts

Quebec-based artist Denis Chiasson, a self-professed perfectionist, first makes a sketch of his subject, transfers it to the canvas, then fills in the space inside the black lines. “When I paint, it’s like colouring a drawing,” Chiasson says. “Everything must be perfect and wellbalanced. The lines are very important.” The inspiration for Musical-Melancholy was an exploration of his own painting process, which is neither sad nor cerebral, but intensely contemplative. “Sometimes writers write about writing, sometimes I paint about painting,” he says. Chiasson’s contemporary tableaux of introspective young women and couples are reminiscent of Matisse, in their bold colours and strong lines. The 38-year-old artist draws what he knows, using and reusing images and props in different paintings to build a private, comfortable universe. White space isn’t welcome in his world. Rather, Chiasson likes to fill the canvas with his subject and layer subtle texture and colours around her. It’s like building a set for a play, he says. “Everything is interconnected, like a brick in a wall,” Chiasson notes. “It might seem unimportant but everything plays a strong role.” — Dina O’Meara Represented by: Webster Galleries, Calgary; Rendez-Vous Art Gallery, Vancouver; Exclusive ArtForms, Lancaster, ON; Willow Gallery Toronto; Galerie La Corniche, Chicoutimi, QC ; The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, St. Johns, NF

Denis Chiasson, In the Woods, oil on canvas, 36" x 48"

Represented by: Wallace Galleries, Calgary; West End Gallery, Edmonton and Victoria; Assiniboia Gallery, Regina; Gust Gallery, Waterton, AB; Mountain Galleries at Jasper Park Lodge and Chateau Whistler; Art and Soul Gallery, High River, AB 42 Galleries West Spring 2007


MIKE SVOB BRITISH COLUMBIA: Rhythms in the Landscape, opens February 17, Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery, Whistler

Mike Svob celebrates 25 years of painting this year, and his Whistler exhibition will include 35 new works that conMike Svob, Vermillion Lakes Road, tinue in Svob’s tradition acrylic on canvas, 40" x 60" of brilliantly coloured, impressionistic landscapes. His paintings are sometimes described as “story landscapes” because of their vivid nature, and he writes that he has been fascinated with nature as far back as he can remember, “tramping around in the sparkle of fresh snow…in awe at the power of a summer thunderstorm, the play of light, the dance of trees in the wind, the sound of waves crashing on the rocks.” Born in Welland, Ontario in 1955, Svob became a full-time painter in 1982. Experienced in watercolour, oil and acrylic paints, most of his new work is with acrylics. He now lives in White Rock, BC but travels frequently — something that’s reflected in his artwork. Svob belongs to the Canadian Federation of Artists and is a senior member. He is a strong mentor to younger artists and frequently teaches workshops. He has also written several books including the latest titled Paint Red Hot Landscapes. — Beverly Cramp Represented by: Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery, Whistler; White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC; Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary; The Corner Art Gallery, Canmore; Birthplace of BC Art Gallery, Fort Langley, BC

NATSUKO YOSHINO MANITOBA: Initiative, January 26 – February 16, Semai Gallery, Winnipeg

“My drawings are automatic expressions of my unconscious,” says Natsuko Yoshino. “There (are) infinite possibilities in a person’s unconscious.” Done with muted watercolour, ink and pencil, Yoshino’s works are a fun and trippy journey through Natsuko Yashino, Untitled, drawing imaginary landscapes, where human and organic shapes float in empty space, all blending into a swirling, seamless whole. Her drawings could be described as falling into a nebulous space between Shel Silverstein, Alice in Wonderland, and Marcel Dzama. Yoshino grew up in Osaka, Japan, and has returned there since graduating from the University of Regina in 2006. She’ll have her first solo show at Winnipeg’s Semai Gallery this winter. If her work strikes a chord with viewers, though, Yoshino says that it’s because it comes from a natural place. “I draw when I want to get away from reality,” she says. “I have never thought that I was talented—I just like to draw.” A consistent visual theme in her art is the undefined line between where one thing ends and another begins, a natural extension of her automatic drawing technique. — Lorne Roberts Represented by: Semai Gallery, Winnipeg www.gallerieswest.ca

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EDMONTON April 11 - 28, 2007 Opening reception April 14, 2 - 4 pm

“Fence Reflections”, 30” x 40”, oil on panel

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CALGARY May 12 - 31, 2007 Opening reception May 12, 2 - 5 pm

Kensington Fine Art Gallery 102-628 11 Avenue SW Calgary AB T2R 0E2 tel: (403) 228-2111 www.kensingtonfineart.com


The Paint Box Adventure February 15 to 24, 2007

ouverture dans le ciel, Oil 40” x 30”

Stefan Horik


Book signing at opening reception February 15

www.stephenloweartgallery.ca Suite 251, 255 Fifth Avenue SW • Calgary, AB (403) 261-1602

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TOP: Detail, Chevrolet Caprice Classic Wagon, 94000 kms Good Condition, Engine Needs Minor Work, $1200 OBO 604 888 3243, Kevin Schmidt, 2000, five C-Prints, 16" x 20" each

RIGHT: Woman With Horse, Karin Bubas, C-Print, 2006, 60" X 60" 46 Galleries West Spring 2007

Contemporary fine art photography in Western Canada is enjoying unprecedented acclaim. With emerging talent and new technology, the visual landscape of the West is being transformed by a group of artists who have stretched the boundaries of photography to create new ways of viewing our world and in turn are capturing the attention of galleries, museums and collectors. “Certainly in Western Canada the charge has been led by Jeff Wall,” says Yves Trépanier, of Trépanier Baer Gallery in Calgary. “He is arguably Canada’s most successful artist at the moment and perhaps the best known. And out of his efforts and others like Roy Arden and Rodney Graham there is a second and now third generation of photo-based artists. They have some stature internationally, are well collected and have created a kind of school—The Vancouver School. That’s the most visible change in Western Canada.”

The Calgary gallerist says that because of the high profile of select Vancouver-based photographers, spearheaded by Wall’s success, there is now a positive impact on the photography scene rippling across the rest of Western Canada. “It connects a Canadian scene to a larger international scene,” says Trépanier. “And by default that may come back locally with linkages to artists and the proliferation of art fairs that create support for all sorts of artists, including photobased artists.” Trépanier points to Danny Singer as a photographer who is capturing this kind of attention. Born in Calgary, and now living in Vancouver, Singer uses digital technology to “stitch together” panoramic streetscapes of prairie towns from single images. “That recording of our cultural history is of huge interest to people in Western Canada,” says Trépanier. “It has a resonance for people in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He’s reflecting that history back to them.” Reid Shier is director of Vancouver’s Presentation House Gallery, Western Canada’s longest operating photography gallery. He agrees that contemporary photography in the west is now fully accepted as fine art. “It has certainly achieved commensurate status with other art forms in the past 10 years,” says Shier. “I’ve seen prices of photography on par with other artwork. Photography has finally achieved equal status.” Karin Bubas is one of the “new” Vancouverbased photographers whose work is now being widely collected. A 1998 graduate of the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design she often takes her inspiration from film or painting to make pho48 Galleries West Spring 2007

tographs that explore the role of women in society. Her most recent series, Studies of Landscape and Wardrobe, uses associations from Alfred Hitchcock and Michelangelo Antonioni films as a point of departure for her tension-filled narratives featuring stylishly dressed women depicted in local parks. Shier says another reason photography has made such strong gains in the past decade is because of the compelling nature of photobased works being created by artists who have abandoned traditional approaches to photography in favour of new technologies, or the combining of media. He cites Evan Lee, a Vancouver artist who recently created images of ginseng roots by placing them directly on the window of a flatbed scanner. Suggestive of the sensuous photographs of green peppers made by American photographer Edward Weston in the 1930s, Lee’s work is an eloquent expression of classic imagery created with new tools. Kevin Schmidt is among a new generation of Vancouver artists who create works incorporating photography with references to political and pop cultural references, though he would not normally be described as a photographer. A 1997 Emily Carr graduate, Schmidt recently installed Fog, featuring projections of dry ice fog that had been photographed at night on the forest floor. Conjuring spectacles that are equally theatrical and photographic, Schmidt is just one of a growing number of artists based in Western Canada who are breaking free of photography’s conventions to create new photo-based artworks. One of the few public institutions in Canada

to track contemporary photography from a national perspective is the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa. CMCP director Martha Hanna says contemporary photography in Western Canada is becoming more important on the national scene because of a talented group of artists who are redefining the nature of the medium. “It’s never been healthier,” she says of the explosion of photography in this region. “There’s always renewal.” Hanna notes that among this innovative crop of modern artists is Milutin Gubash, a former Calgarian now living in Montreal. Since 1999 he has been combining photography, video and performative art. Gubash uses news articles that he’s collected from a Calgary daily as a starting point to recreate often-disturbing scenes. A headline such as Son Charged in Stabbing Death of Father sets Gubash off—together with his parents who he often incorporates into the pieces



as onlookersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;on an exploration of narratives where facets of landscape and documentary photography come into play. Terrance Houle is a Calgary-based artist who exemplifies the current cross-pollination of creativity. A 2003 graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design, Houle uses photography, video, film, painting and drawing to comment on the experience of indigenous peoples living in a modern world. A member of the Blood/Kainai Nation, Houle recently created images for a collection he titled the Urban Indian Series. In one www.gallerieswest.ca

photo an Aboriginal man wearing traditional garb, complete with a headdress, is seen picking up a few items for dinner at a local supermarket. Steven Dixon is an Edmonton-based artist who also merges media and technique. A technician in the Printmaking Department at the University of Alberta, Dixon is known for his digital photographs of the orphaned factories, mines and mills that litter Albertaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landscape. He uses his knowledge and skills as a printmaker to advance his digital photography. One of his most recent series of photographs

TOP: Alsask, Danny Singer, 2006, Archival ink, jet print, edition 1/5, 20" x 97"

ABOVE: Untitled (2006), Terrance Houle & Jarusha Brown, from the Urban Indian Series

OPPOSITE: Eric and Andrea, Elaine Stocki, 2005, C-Print, 2005, 24" X 24"

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TOP: Shed, Steven Dixon, digital print on Japanese paper mounted on panels, 2006, 150 x 187.5 cm

ABOVE: Ginseng #6, Evan Lee, Ink Jet Print, 5" x 7"", edition of 8

OPPOSITE: Mohawk Gas, Cyborg Hybrid Steve (curator, videographer), KC Adams, digital print, 2006

depicting abandoned industrial sites were printed on Japanese rice paper. The large-scale images were digitally output onto the delicate paper and placed in frames. The effect heightened the impact of the photographs which describe a period in our collective industrialization that’s left behind a trail of abandoned infrastructure. Joining the ranks of these talented photobased creators is a group of Winnipeg artists who are using the medium of photography to explore themes of race, gender and social standing. Cliff Eyland is associate professor and director of Gallery One One One at the University of Manitoba School of Art in Winnipeg. He has been following the career of KC Adams, an artist he describes as “taking Aboriginal art into the future.” Originally from Selkirk, Manitoba, Adams uses herself and her friends as subjects to make digital photographs that mimic the presentation of models found in the world’s best-known fashion magazines. Her series of photographs titled Cyborg Hybrids draws attention to stereotypes that surround race and its various classifications. Eyland wrote about Adams for a recent exhibition of her work at Gallery One One One in

which he stated, “There is a new strut to Winnipeg Aboriginal art, and KC Adams is at the head of the parade.” Adding to the revitalization is Elaine Stocki, a University of Manitoba art student who takes photographs of Winnipeggers who come from all walks of life. “It’s a risky but important strategy that deals with social reality in art practice,” Eyland says. Sometimes meeting strangers through ads she’s placed in the classifieds, Stocki’s artwork connects with traditions of documentary photography, theatre and fine art. In the photograph titled Eric and Andrea, the photographer is shown lying on a bed staring impassively up at the ceiling of a seedy room while an older man pins her down. Power, gender roles and simmering brutality all play into this remarkable and disturbing photograph—indicative of the unique perspectives now coalescing in the West. Back in Calgary, Yves Trépanier sums up what he sees as the potent impact of contemporary photography in the West and across the world. “Evidence of that line between art and photography is gone,” he says. “We see photography in more and more museums, we see photography in more private collections. We see the influence of the medium on other media. We see artists using photography, or the camera, or some sort of optical device to make art. The world is much more open to technology. And I would include the camera as part of that technology as a device to make art. It’s fully accepted now.” Wes Lafortune is a visual arts writer for Fast Forward Weekly and a regular contributor to Photo Life magazine. He lives in Calgary, where he works as a full-time freelance journalist.


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—KC Adams www.gallerieswest.ca



In the past, selling tickets in small-town Saskatchewan may have involved the traveling circus, or an itinerant preacher passing through on horseback. These days, it’s more likely to involve a big game for the local junior hockey team. But in the Yorkton region recently, contemporary art has been bringing in the crowds. The Paradise Institute, an internationally celebrated video and audio installation with a strong prairie connection, was in town for three months in the fall of 2006, proving that smaller centres can sustain interest with special exhibitions that are unusual, challenging, and Canadian. “The reaction to it has been absolutely fantastic,” says Brenda Sherring, former director of Yorkton’s Godfrey Dean Gallery, which brought the show in as a touring exhibition from the National Gallery of Canada. “We’ve had people come in saying they heard about it on the country music station, while they were out combining (the fields).” Part of the key to the Godfrey Dean’s success is the work itself. The Paradise Institute, created by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, won the Special Jury Prize in 2001 at the Venice Biennale. But the Gallery also had the foresight to position this work as a must-see in their community.

Taking a work of art highly recognized within visual art circles, but not widely known among the general public, could have been a gamble. The Paradise Institute requires the audience to enter a small, three-dimensional replica of an old movie theatre and put on a pair of headphones. From there, they’re taken through a film and audio spectacle that questions the very notions of how we view movies—whether we’re simply passive viewers, or we actively participate in the fiction of movies by bringing our own ideas and expectations into the theatre with us. After its debut, The New York Times said the work “moves installation art to a different plane,” and explores “the unstable relationship between what seems real and what is.” While Cardiff is from rural Ontario, Bures Miller hails from the prairies —he grew up in Vegreville, Alberta. Both also worked for many years in Lethbridge, Alberta, teaching and exhibiting at the University of Lethbridge and at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. But this work’s connections to western Canada go much deeper than that. The original installation was a co-production of Winnipeg’s Plug In ICA and The Banff Centre’s Walter J.

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Phillips Gallery, and its success in Venice launched the prairie provinces back onto the world’s visual arts map. As co-commissioner of the project for Venice through Plug In ICA, Wayne Baerwaldt played a key role in the original creation and promotion of the work, and says that while its success may have been surprising, everyone involved knew before Venice that they had something special. “Our feeling was that if it fascinated us—and it did—then it should be able to move other people too,” he says. Early in its exhibition history, Brenda Sherring, now the executive director of Saskatchewan Museums in Regina, first viewed The Paradise Institute in Banff. At that point, Sherring was working with a group of people who were committed to turning the Godfrey Dean Gallery into a true public art space. She correctly foresaw that bringing The Paradise Institute to town would help do just that. “I contacted the National Gallery, and asked why it coudn’t just stop here as it went from Banff back east,” she says. “They said no, but I kept writing to justify why it should come out here to the prairies. Finally, about a year ago, they wrote and said they were going to release it on tour.” So, a work that had been the toast of the international art world, and had shown in high profile museums and galleries across the country, was suddenly coming to small-town Saskatchewan. Once it arrived, the ideas behind promoting the show were relatively straightforward, Sherring says. “We really focused on the spectacle of it, the fact that it was like the circus coming to town and that we had this piece of art that people all over the world would love to see.” A promotional package aimed at schools proved to be a big success. More than 1,000 visitors saw the exhibition in October—with nearly 500 of them from local schools. Sherring adds that the show was such a hit that some of the kids came back to see it again on their lunch hour. Some of the major themes behind The Paradise Institute—including the disruption of the normally comfortable movie-viewing experience —provided a perfect educational tool for reaching kids in a media-savvy culture. “When the school groups came I would introduce the exhibition, talk about how, in art, you’re an active participant, especially with a work like this one,” Sherring says. In addition, Sherring says that the exhibition pulled in artists from around the region, who were eager to see this celebrated work. “For (artists) here in a fairly isolated and rural part of the country, it’s so important to be

able to participate in any kind of dialogue or exchange,” she says. Baerwaldt, who grew up in Regina, has worked at major galleries in Winnipeg and Toronto, and is now the director and curator of exhibitions at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. He agrees with Sherring on the benefits of making this type of ground-breaking contemporary art accessible to people in all parts of the country. “It shows that the National Gallery can meet its mandate of bringing art to a wider audience,” he adds. Judging by the enthusiastic public response at the Godfrey Dean, the lasting impact of The Paradise Institute in Yorkton can’t be overstated, Baerwaldt says. “For an artist who hasn’t been to Toronto, or a place where The Paradise Institute is showing, it gives them a sense of what’s possible,” he says. Its success in Yorkton, then, may eventually prove to be just as important to the future of Canadian art as its success in Venice. Lorne Roberts is the visual arts critic for the Winnipeg Free Press. His writing has appeared in Canadian Art, Prairie Fire, and Kiss Machine, as well as in catalogue and curatorial publications. He recently finished his first novel.

OPPOSITE: Detail from The Paradise Institute, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, 2001. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Anonymous gift, 2002. ABOVE: Outside the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.


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Tsimshian Wood Comb. Auction estimate: $10,00 – 15,000. Sold for $204,000

A trance-like expression exudes from a Tsimshian portrait mask carved by an unknown master. The painted form shimmers with the spirit of a shaman and likely belonged to a great chief from one of the tribes that would winter in the tiny West Coast village of Metlakatla, across the harbour from Prince Rupert, British Columbia. More than 143 years old, the mask was once used at feasts and ceremonies and played an important role in the spiritual world of a powerful people. This piece and another, a war club with clan figures intricately carved in elk or caribou antler, both taken by missionaries in the mid-19th century when many Tsimshian converted to Christianity, are two objects that transcend their field, says Canadian art dealer Donald Ellis. They are not only outstanding examples of Northwest Coast art, but they are extraordinary on a world-class scale, akin to masterpieces from any time in history. For years these pieces, and 78 others, languished in boxes or were used 54 Galleries West Spring 2007

as dress-up toys by the descendents of Robert J. Dundas, a Scottish chaplain who traveled the West Coast of British Columbia in 1863. He acquired a slew of sacred and ceremonial objects during a morning stop-over at Metlakatla and brought the “curiosities” as they were then called, home to Scotland. Now, thanks to Ellis, two members of one of the wealthiest families in Canada, and three Canadian institutions, these and several other masterworks will be coming home. In early 2007, the Dundas Collection will begin travelling to museums and galleries across the country. The collection, one of the last well-documented 19th century Northwest Coast field collections in private hands, was put up for auction at Sotheby’s in New York on Oct. 5, 2006. Sotheby’s estimated that the 80 pieces would bring in $3.4 million. But after the gavel had swung on the last of 57 lots, enthusiastic collectors had bid more than $7 million, a Sotheby’s record for Native North American art. www.gallerieswest.ca


Tsimshian Polychromed Wood Face Mask. Auction estimate: $700,000 – 1,000,000. Sold for $1,808,000

Not only was it a watershed moment for indigenous art, it was a watershed moment for Canada. Canadian collectors or museums purchased almost half of the valuable collection, which most experts feared would be scattered, piece-by-piece, around the globe. Canadian institutions had been aware of the collection for several years. It had been held by Dundas’s great-grandson, the 77-year-old Londoner Simon Carey, who once stopped his grandmother from throwing in the trash what was then considered a strange and musty box of old clubs, rattles and bowls. The collection had been offered for sale before. Attempts had been made to acquire the entire collection, by the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) and the Royal Ontario Museum to name two interested institutions, but to no avail. Financial considerations may have been paramount for the publicly funded museums, but Andrea Laforet at the CMC says “bottom line he didn’t want to sell until now.” www.gallerieswest.ca

Before the sale, Ellis tried to round up funds from federal, provincial and private sources to help his two museum clients keep the collection in Canada, but on the eve of the auction he’d not been very successful. The CMC had a $100,000 US budget and the Royal BC Museum in concert with the Museum of Northern BC in Prince Rupert had another $100,000, plus a shopping list of priorities from the Tsimshian people. Frustrated by the lack of government commitment, Ellis challenged Canadians in a Globe and Mail article the day before the sale to step up to the plate and make a difference for the country’s cultural heritage. That night, the last-minute phone call came. Ellis arrived at the auction with a budget exceeding $5 million. Ontario’s David Thomson, son of the late Canadian philanthropist Kenneth Thomson, and Victoria resident Sherry Brydson, a niece of the famous newspaper magnate and art collector, bankrolled the record-breaking results. Nineteen pieces, including the most Spring 2007 Galleries West 55

Rare Tlingit Polychromed Wood Clan Hat. Auction estimate: $350,000 – 550,000. Sold for $660,000

valuable—the mask, the club and a frog clan hat—were purchased for the Thomson cousins, signaling a great day in Canadian philanthropy. The CMC spent their budget on five pieces, but after all the planning with the Tsimshian, the Museum of Northern BC, in partnership with the Royal BC Museum only acquired a carved wooden spoon for $22,800 US. “The plan was to unfold depending on the results of the auction,” says Grant Hughes. Director of curatorial services with the Royal BC Museum, he attended the auction as an observer. In the end, the cost for the pieces the Museum of Northern BC wanted were too far out of range and the Canadian Heritage funds were never even spent. Ellis thinks the auction was a defining moment for Canadians. “There are hundreds of people worth hundreds of millions of dollars in this country, yet so far major philanthropic donations have only gone to science and medicine,” he says. 56 Galleries West Spring 2007

“If Canadians are truly interested in cultural heritage, they will have to start participating in the purchase of it.” Ellis, who successfully purchased 28 of the 57 lots for a total cost of $5.8 million, also questions the value placed on such important works of art. He says the record-breaking $1.8 million paid for the prized shaman’s mask is a pittance in the world of tribal and ancient art. “It was almost a giveaway,” he says. A 19th-century African mask sold in Paris for $7 million and preColumbian artifacts fetch prices in the tens of millions, he says. In the contemporary art world, a Gustav Klimt painting can sell for as much as $135 million. Even what Ellis describes as a mediocre Lawren Harris piece sold for $1.6 million at auction. “History will show the prices were a bargain,” he says of the Dundas Collection sale. www.gallerieswest.ca

LEFT: Rare Northwest Coast Club, Tlingit or Tsimshian. Auction estimate: $450,000 – 550,000. Sold for $940,000 RIGHT: Northwest Coast Polychromed Wood Spoon. Auction estimate: $2,000 – 3,000. Sold for $22,800

The Sotheby’s auction may have raised the stakes for Native art, but it has also raised concern among First Nations about whether they will be able to repatriate the cultural treasures held by museums and private collectors around the world. James Bryant speaks for the Allied Tsimshian Tribes based in Lax Kw’alaams (Port Simpson, BC). Although he supported the Museum of Northern BC’s attempts to bid on his people’s cultural treasures, he worries that these kinds of prices will make it impossible for First Nations to bring sacred objects home. “The artifacts were taken for nothing by the missionaries. Now the missionaries’ grandchildren are going to become millionaires out of what happened in the 1800s. It’s kind of a shame to see that going in that direction,” he says. One of Dundas’s most prestigious converts was the legendary chief www.gallerieswest.ca

Paul Legaic who once tried to have Dundas killed for ringing the church bells while his daughter was being initiated into a Tsimshian secret society. Many of the finest pieces in the Dundas Collection are thought to have once belonged to Legaic. Bryant says these kinds of pieces help unravel the tribal lineages of his people, knowledge that was further scattered when Dundas moved his Christian community from BC to Alaska after he broke from the Anglican Church. That said, Bryant is pleased that some of the objects will come back to Canada and his people may be among the first to view the pieces that have been so far away from their home. Heather Ramsay lives in Queen Charlotte, BC. She writes for magazines and newspapers including the Queen Charlotte Islands Observer, The Tyee, and Northword Magazine. Spring 2007 Galleries West 57


Asked about what makes up our Canadian identity, most Canadians would see sports and culture playing a significant role. The Canada Winter Games, taking place in Whitehorse — February 23 to March 10 — will integrate and celebrate a broad range of activities that showcase talents and skills of many Canadians, athletically and culturally. Piers MacDonald, the president of the Canada Winter Games Society for Whitehorse, speaks of the significance of this event in the north. Originally, the Games could only be held in one of the ten provinces. Over the last 15 years, the Territories began to make a pitch to host the Games themselves. Given its experience with the Arctic Winter Games, Whitehorse put in a bid to host this significant Canadian event, offering a pan-northern character to it by sharing the planning with the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. In 2007, for the first time in the history of the Games, the north is hosting athletes and visitors from the south. Over the years, the Winter Games have always included a cultural component specific to the hosting community, and plans for Whitehorse are no different. In fact, MacDonald claims that they don’t do events there without performers and artists involved. Cultural elements are simply “a much richer way of talking about who we are.” There will be a number of cultural components occurring in Whitehorse during the Games, including a festival that features a fashion show of clothing designed exclusively by northerners, performance events, music events, and visual arts workshops and demonstrations in tents downtown (yes, in

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February) as well as an artists’ market where local artisans can showcase and sell their work. But one of the most interesting events occurring in conjunction with the Games is Burning Cold — February 23 to April 8 — the exhibition developed by Scott Marsden, curator of the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery. Following the notion of a collaborative planning process, Marsden invited seven other curators from across Canada to put forward suggestions for five up-and-coming artists all under the age of 40 from their particular regions. This curatorial process was to seek some of the best young artists Canada has to offer, in keeping with the philosophy of the Games and the significant achievements of young people. The curators all met in Whitehorse for an intensive two-day session to choose the artists from each curator’s short list, resulting in an eclectic mix of ten artists coming together for this exhibition. By chance, six of the ten artists are of aboriginal background (Dene, Tlingit, Inuvialuit, and Inuit) — a strong indication that indigenous cultures are exerting increasing influence on this country’s contemporary art scene. Part of the premise of Burning Cold, while functioning as a feature event during the Games, is to pose multiple questions about the north and degrees of separation (figuratively and literally). The juxtaposition of work in the exhibition focuses partly on the notion that dwelling north of 60° creates its own isolation. Marsden himself says that the two days meeting with the other curators



Burning Cold at the Yukon Arts Centre will include work by (from left) BGL, Tania Kitchell, John Sabourin, and Annie Pootoogook, among others

provided him with a level of peer-to-peer critical dialogue that he hasn’t been able to engage in since he arrived nearly five years ago. His advice to emerging artists in the Yukon is to spend some time in the south. Though they may choose to come back in the future, in order to grow artistically they need to go south. “If you don’t have input from other artists, then that will affect your practice.” Marsden attributes this in part to the fact that there is no art school in Whitehorse and thus less of a forum for critical engagement. However, he strongly advocates for the community of Dawson City, six hours north of Whitehorse. Dawson is a dynamic arts community that Marsden believes could become a “mini mecca” for artists, with organizations including the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) and the Odd Gallery providing a magnet for vibrant arts events and potential. KIAC is now in the process of developing an art school that will provide a Foundation year transferable


to Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, and Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. Into this northern region, comes an exhibition for the Canada Winter Games that will push the debate, and potentially controversial questions forward — a discourse around the distinction of north and south. Is there a difference? Are artists aware of the distinction or does it matter? Given the geographic scope of this country, how is an artist’s practice different in Montreal, or Prince George, BC, or Twillingate, Newfoundland for example? What are the effects of isolation? Is there any kind of unifying Canadian art aesthetic? Burning Cold features eight individual artists and two collectives, each chosen as outstanding contemporary artists from across Canada under 40. They include Shuvinai Ashoona and Annie Pootoogook, both of Nunavut and both granddaughters of the acclaimed Cape Dorset artist Pitseolak Ashoona. Recently awarded Canada’s top prize for emerging artists, the Sobey Art Award, Pootoogook’s work, mainly illustrative and rendered in pencil crayon, reveals the ever-present melding of traditional and modern customs in the far north. The Quebec-based collective BGL (Jasmin Bilodeau, Sebastien Giguere and Nicolas Laverdiere) are installation artists whose dynamic work exposes the intersection between the natural world and the modern, commercial world. Their playful and mesmerizing work has made the trio immensely popular in their home province. Vancouver’s Brian Jungen, a former Sobey

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Burning Cold at the Yukon Arts Centre (at right) will include work by Craig Leblanc (top) and Brian Jungen (below)

Award winner, made his reputation with the startling forms he creates out of deconstructed Nikes. Incredibly intricate ceremonial masks that reflect Aboriginal heritage done up in modern throwaway media have made him an artist who continues to break boundaries and gain international attention. Toronto-based installation artist Tania Kitchell is preoccupied with cold weather, surrounding herself with snowdrifts, and fashioning Joseph Beuysstyle snowsuits out of felt. Originally from Central Butte, Saskatchewan, her video, photography and installation work explores the relationship we have in Canada with cold and landscape. From the Northwest Territories, sculptor Floyd Kuptana uses bone, steel and brass in his intricate depictions of Inuit legends. Portraying transformations between humans and animals, his work is often finished with meticulous attention to detail. Calgary-based sculptor and conceptual artist Craig Leblanc’s work exposes the cultural context of the meeting between sport and art. He was one of 12 artists invited to participate in Making it Like a Man: Masculinities in Canadian Arts and Culture at Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery, and all his work questions our interactions with the public domain. Sculptor and painter John Sabourin is Dene from the Slavey First Nation in Fort Simpson, NWT. Most of his work reflects natural forms, mixing northern customs and modern abstraction. Yukon-based Tlingit artist Doug Smarch brings modern technology to the telling of

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traditional stories. He incorporates 3D animation, projection, and other forms of new media into his installations, which focus on Aboriginal legends, and often include traditional materials. The final region, Canada’s east coast, is represented by the collective efforts of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby. Working collaboratively since 1994, they produce single-channel video, much of it starring themselves, that juxtaposes expectation with startling originality and surprise. Marsden wants to demonstrate his commitment to showing this kind of work so local artists and members of the public have the opportunity to see what’s happening in Canadian contemporary art by bringing the work to them, to entice local emerging artists to look beyond their region, and to challenge the views and critical perspectives of the local art community.


Congregation (detail), Thomas Ugjuk, Rankin Inlet, c. 1970.

Audacious Owl, Kenojuak Ashevak, Cape Dorset, 1993.

Qilalugannguat Tunnitt (Tattooed Whales), Arnaq Ashevak, Cape Dorset, 1996.

As Inuit artists continue to gather renewed acclaim in Canada, their work is beginning to travel further afield, bringing new notice to art forms that are continually being modernized. In late 2006, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, became the second major institution in the US to bring in a groundbreaking exhibition of art from Nunavut. It arrived there somewhat organically, after many years of planning, and has contributed to the profile of many Inuit artists’ embrace of modern techniques. John Grimes, director at IAIA, was instrumental in the creation and promotion of the show, Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic. Formerly curator of Native American Art at the Essex Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Grimes had visited with an economic and cultural delegation from Canada’s newest province, interested in creating links between Nunavut and the Northeastern US. The idea arose then to partner with the Nunavut government to create a comprehensive traveling exhibition of contemporary Inuit artwork. He adds that there were two goals in bringing the exhibition south — to raise the profile of modern Inuit artists, and to contribute to transferring a collection of Nunavut artwork then stored in Yellowknife to a museum in Nunavut. “We felt that this gave us an opportunity to provide fresh perspective on Inuit art,” Grimes says. “There has always been a strong focus on Inuit sculpture and printmaking, but we agreed there was an opportunity to incorporate some of the incredible work being done in video and film as well.” Comprised of nearly 75 works in painting, sculpture, video, textile and digital art, the show features the work of emerging and established artists including Germaine Arnaktauyok, Pitseolak Ashoona, Pudlo Pudlat, Jesse Oonark, Zacharias Kunuk, and Lucie Idlout. Our Land originally opened at the Peabody Essex Museum in the fall of 2004 to enthusiastic reviews. And when Grimes took on his current position at IAIA, he pledged to include it in a mandate to showcase important contemporary Aboriginal art from across the continent. With catalogue contributions from acclaimed Inuit filmmaker Kunuk, and an appearance at the Santa Fe opening by the Arviat Imngitingit dancers and throat singers, the exhibition provided a grand opportunity to communicate the full culture of Canada’s north to new audiences. — Jill Sawyer




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The odds were not in Allen Sapp’s favour. He lost his mother to tuberculosis when he was a child, and almost died himself when stricken with an undiagnosed illness at age eight. At 14, he was bedridden with spinal meningitis. But thanks to two important people in his life—a grandmother who tended him and encouraged his youthful interest in drawing, and a Saskatchewan physician who became his good friend and patron—this illiterate Cree from the Red Pheasant reserve near North Battleford eventually emerged from the shadows of illness and poverty to become one of Canada’s leading artists.


Now 78, Sapp has worn his illiteracy as a badge of honour. He declares proudly that he “resisted the white man’s school” while making his mark internationally as a painter of contemporary rural Native life. Though he attended a residential school where he was punished for speaking Cree, Sapp—whose full name, Sappohestahken, means “arrow going through”— never learned to read or write in any language. He found art more congenial than the alphabet. “Painting is really Allen’s way of communicating,” fellow Cree artist Bob Boyer told The Globe and Mail in 1995. The turning point in Sapp’s quest to establish himself as an artist came in 1966 when he was 38, married with a nine-year-old son, living on welfare, and selling his paintings on the streets of North Battleford. Eileen Berryman, a local hobby shop owner who regularly supplied him with 62 Galleries West Spring 2007


paint and brushes, told Sapp that a doctor, Allan Gonor, was interested in seeing his paintings. Excited at the prospect of gaining a wealthy client, Sapp hitchhiked 140 kilometres to Saskatoon, only to discover that Gonor actually lived in North Battleford. The 43-year-old physician offered Sapp a deal: he would buy and resell all the paintings the artist could produce if Sapp would get off welfare. Sapp agreed, beginning a relationship that would continue until Gonor’s death in 1985. Before meeting Gonor, Sapp produced work that had nothing to do with his upbringing or heritage. If someone asked him to copy a photograph of a mountain scene (“at that time I had never been to the mountains”), he would paint to order and be grateful for the $5 or $10 he received in return. Gonor arranged for Sapp to travel to Saskatoon on weekwww.gallerieswest.ca

ends to take lessons from Wynona Four People on a Sleigh, Allen Sapp, 1972, acrylic on canvas, 24" X 36" Mulcaster, an art professor at the University of Saskatchewan. She urged Sapp to paint what he knew and remembered of life on the reserve. His growth as an artist became, as Sapp recalled in a dictated 1996 autobiography titled I Heard the Drums, a matter of listening—“the voices of our ancestors telling of our glorious past, our culture, and what it means to be an Indian.” Sapp held his first solo show, in the garden of Mulcaster’s Saskatoon home, in the summer of 1968. Every one of the 30 paintings sold, at prices ranging from $175 to $1,500. The following year, Sapp had a show at Saskatoon’s Mendel Gallery that was attended by more than 13,000 people Spring 2007 Galleries West 63



and resulted in sales of 60 paintings. After that, things moved very quickly. By 1970, with the help of Gonor and a Vancouver business manager, Bill Baker, Sapp had one solo show running in Los Angeles, a second in London, and a third bound for New York. “It made me feel good to know that we had such a great country like Canada where even a poor Indian from the Red Pheasant reserve could make it to the top,” Sapp said. Public acceptance was followed by critical acclaim. Diana Loercher, writing in the Christian Science Monitor in 1976, noted that Sapp’s paintings transmitted “an atmosphere of stillness and timelessness and sensitivity to the nuances of nature—the texture of grass, the changes of the seasons, the shades of the sky—all rendered in an almost Scandinavian palette of brown, blue and white flecked with color.” Marjorie Earl, writing in the Winnipeg Tribune, declared that “in his art Sapp seems almost haunted by one of the absolute wonders of the Prairie landscape: the long winter blue twilight. Many of his paintings are soft, muted and overcast with this beautiful but eerie light.” A Toronto art professor, quoted by W. P. Kinsella in his book, Two Spirits Soar, remarked that Sapp “does all the right things, but he doesn’t know why he does them.” The Toronto professor went on to explain that here was an artist with no formal training, a self-taught painter, who was able to accomplish marvellous work on canvas, using techniques worthy of the most highly trained artist. In 1979, a Sapp painting, Christmas Evening, was chosen for inclusion in the UNICEF international Christmas card program. The Christmas card was a 64 Galleries West Spring 2007

great success, and Sapp was honoured again in 1986, when another of his paintings was chosen for the UNICEF program. Between times, he was honoured by being elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and by becoming one of the first recipients of the Saskatchewan Award of Merit. Further national acclaim came in 1987 when he was made an officer of the Order of Canada. And, in 2003, the Ottawa Citizen noted that being illiterate had not stopped Sapp from winning a Governor General’s literary award — for his illustrations in a children’s book, The Song Within my Heart. But Sapp has said that simple events made him just as happy: riding with fellow aboriginals in the Calgary Stampede parade, singing in his native Cree language while riding through the streets of Montreal in a taxi, and speaking in Cree to the doctors at hospitals where he has been treated for diabetic complications. Although Gonor was too busy with his medical practice to guide all aspects of Sapp’s career, he did pave the way for the creation of a permanent home for the artist’s paintings. Before his death in 1985, Gonor was working with the City of North Battleford—a community of 15,000—to have an old library building renovated to accommodate a collection of 80 paintings that he had purchased from Sapp. This was the nucleus of the Allen Sapp Gallery—The Gonor Collection, which opened in 1989 as one of the only galleries in North America dedicated to showcasing the works of an important living artist. “North Battleford has built a monument to a local boy who made good without leaving home,” reported the Regina Leader-Post. www.gallerieswest.ca





“The city which once eyed him with suspicion as he peddled his paintings on the street has spent about $700,000 to house a collection of his works.” Sapp’s former art instructor, Mulcaster, told guests at the gallery opening that she had been more of a facilitator than a teacher when showing the untutored Sapp the difference between making pictures and making art. “He had it all inside him. I think I helped it to come out,” she said. “You can’t teach art any more than you can grow roses. You can make the ground right. The rose has to produce. And I tried to make the ground right for Allen.” Sapp said he viewed the gallery as a living memorial “not just to myself, but to my people, the Cree.” Today, the gallery houses more than 300 Sapp paintings—including many donated by the artist—and annually attracts an average of 9,000 tourists, who write in the visitors’ book that they come from such places as Saudi Arabia, Italy, Germany, the United States and Japan, as well as Canada. CBC television programs and a National Film Board documentary have spread the fame of Allen Sapp far beyond the borders of his own country, and the visitors come to pay homage. Many are surprised to discover that the artist is still living—especially in light of the fact that he spent 16 days in a diabetic coma and came close to death in August 2005—and even more surprised when he drops in for a visit. “The whole show stops, and they clamour for photos and autographs,” reports the Leader-Post. “Many are completely mesmerized when Sapp drops by.” Currently on view at the gallery is Seeking Wholeness, an exhibition fea-

turing the work of Sapp and other First FAR LEFT: Watching the Hockey Game, Allen Sapp, 2006, Nations artists. Sapp’s work is also acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48" showcased in Journey Through the Eyes of the Cree: The Art of Allen Sapp, a Sapp Gallery touring exhibition on dis- MIDDLE: Picking Roots, Allen Sapp, 1973, acrylic on canvas, 34" X 36" play at Vancouver Museum from January to September 2007. Dean Bauche, TOP: Allen Sapp at work, early 1970s. director of the Sapp Gallery, says there’s a possibility the touring show ABOVE: Stooking, Allen Sapp, will go on to The Manitoba Museum in 2006, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48" Winnipeg after the Vancouver run. Sapp also has a major show and sale of 35 to 40 paintings in March at Banff’s Canada House Gallery, which has represented him regularly for many years. “He’s extremely prolific when he’s motivated and not stressed out about everyday life,” says Richard Mirasty, an Edmonton lawyer who acts as Sapp’s agent and interpreter. Other Western Canadian commercial galleries carrying Sapp’s work include West End Gallery in Edmonton and Victoria, Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna, and Birchwood Gallery in Yellowknife. Brian Brennan is a Calgary author and journalist whose profiles of Western Canada’s distinguished senior artists appear regularly in Galleries West. His latest book is How the West was Written: The Life & Times of James H. Gray. Spring 2007 Galleries West 65






Continuing in the Heritage Gallery PETER and CATHARINE WHYTE: Their Story


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ONLINE REVIEWS OF RECENT EXHIBITIONS PATTERN IN LIGHT Aug 4 - Sep 5, 2006 Lisa Samphire: CIRCLE CRAFT CO-OPERATIVE, Vancouver Bettina Matzkuhn investigates the intricate design and structuring technique behind glass artist Lisa Samphire’s patterned vessels—rhythmic stripes, circles, bands and blocks of colour. (continued)

RE-ANIMATOR July 19 – Sept 24, 2006 Kevin McKenzie: MACKENZIE ART GALLERY, Regina Critic David Garneau finds the artist stirring up questions about how we read photographs, and finds that McKenzie’s stark, industrialthemed images have more behind them than first appears. (continued)

MICHAEL HERMESH Oct 26 – Nov 10, 2006 ART ARK GALLERY, Kelowna “Figurative artist Michael Hermesh has no shortage of baggage—roped bundles, bulky satchels and bulging suitcases feature conspicuously in his bronze and ceramic sculptures,” writes Portia Priegert. (continued) 66 Galleries West Spring 2007

ILLUMINATIONS OF KAMLOOPS Sept 9 – Oct 29, 2006 Shima Iuchi: RICHMOND ART GALLERY, Richmond, BC Painter, photographer, multimedia artist Shima Iuchi has recreated the mountains surrounding the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers at Kamloops out of light-infused paper. Bettina Matzkuhn goes inside. (continued)

THE JOURNEY—WE’LL MEET AGAIN Sept 9 – Oct 7, 2006 Charles Malinsky: HERRINGER KISS GALLERY, Calgary Wes Lafortune finds Malinsky on a spectacular journey, from his home in Canada to residence in Spain, where he has been working on an interconnected series of paintings about love, romance, fate and death. (continued)

GOOD DOG Sept 14 – Oct 21, 2006 Ross Bollerup: EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE, Coquitlam, BC “It’s true that many of the www.gallerieswest.ca


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modern technology, his lowtech interpretation of the ubiquitous gadgets that fill our lives. Eyland’s quirky descriptions of his own work are just as compelling. (continued)


Hilary Prince

Oct 21 – Nov 25, 2006 Marie Lannoo: NEWZONES GALLERY, Calgary Wes Lafortune finds that Marie Lannoo’s latest series of deeply measured abstracts isn’t representational of objects—it reflects emotions and a devotion to a new and innovative technique unique to her work. (continued)

“Near Bragg Creek” , oil, 8” x 16”

pieces in Ross Bollerup’s show Good Dog contain images of dogs, people and balls. Yet the images evoke more than dog as man’s best friend,” Beverly Cramp writes. (continued)

“Winter Stream”, oil, 9” x 12”



Sept 21 – Oct 21, 2006 Cliff Eyland: GALLERY IC03, UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG Lorne Roberts looks into Eyland’s whimsical take on

Nov 18 – Dec 7 Alicia Popoff: THE GALLERY / ART PLACEMENT, Saskatoon Cathryn Miller traces the connective tissue between Alicia Popoff’s new series of abstracts, finding a cohesiveness in the work that makes one light-filled painting lead directly to the next. (continued)


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ALBERTA INDEX Banff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Black Diamond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Bragg Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Calgary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Camrose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Canmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Cochrane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Crownsnest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Didsbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Donalda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Fort MacLeod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Fort McMurray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Grande Prairie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 High River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Jasper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Lacombe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Lethbridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Medicine Hat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Okotoks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Red Deer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Rosebud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Waterton Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Wetaskiwin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Wildwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX Abbotsford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Cherryville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Courtenay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Duncan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Galiano Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Golden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Grand Forks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Invermere. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Kamloops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Kelowna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Nanaimo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Penticton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Prince George. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Qualicum Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Salmon Arm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Salt Spring Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Sechelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Silver Star Mountain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Squamish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Tofino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Vancouver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Whistler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 MANITOBA INDEX

Brandon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Gimli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Winnipeg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Winnipeg Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 SASKATCHEWAN INDEX

Assiniboia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Estevan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Lumsden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Meacham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Melville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Moose Jaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 North Battleford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Prince Albert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Regina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Saskatoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Swift Current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Yorkton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Whitehorse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Yellowknife. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

ALBERTA GALLERIES BANFF 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: 800-760-9872 info@aboutcanada.ca www.aboutcanada.ca

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About Canada recently extended its fine art gallery area. Specializing in authentic Canadian art, sculpture, jewellery and giftware the extended gallery provides the opportunity to offer the stunning original works of local photographers Bruno Engler and Doug Leighton, the bold modern oil paintings of Mark Sharp and the captivating watercolours of Thep Thavonsouk. Daily 10 am - 9 pm. CANADA HOUSE GALLERY PO Box 1570, 201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5 T. 403-762-3757 F. 403-762-8052 Toll Free: 800-419-1298 info@canadahouse.com www.canadahouse.com A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art — paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Banff Springs Hotel, 403 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-760-2382 Toll Free: 800-310-9726 banff@mountaingalleries.com www.mountaingalleries.com 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. SUMMIT GALLERY OF FINE ART 120 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-762-4455 Toll Free: 888-358-4455 info@summitfineart.com www.summitfineart.com 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 info@thequestgallery.com 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 walter_phillipsgallery@banffcentre.ca www.banffcentre.ca/wpg/ WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160, 111 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919 info@whyte.org www.whyte.org Located on a spectacular site beside the Bow River in downtown Banff. Discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Rockies. The Museum offers guided tours of Banff’s heritage log homes and cabins; historic walking tours of the Banff townsite; and exhibition tours of the galleries. Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm. BLACK DIAMOND Commercial Gallery TERRA COTTA GALLERY 110 Centre Ave, Box 689 Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5047 thestore@terracottagallery.ca www.terracottagallery.ca Begun as an outlet for their own ongoing work as potters, the ‘dudes’, Evonne and Robert Smulders have created a formidable gallery showing art in diverse media created primarily by artists living in

southern Alberta. Wed to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appt.

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 info@truck.ca www.truck.ca/ 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.

Public Gallery CROWSNEST PASS PUBLIC ART GALLERY 14733 20 Ave, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0 T. 403-562-2218 F. 403-562-2218 cnpaaa@telusplanet.net www.telusplanet.net/public/cnpaaa/ BRAGG CREEK Commercial Gallery THE ALICAT GALLERY PO Box 463, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-3777 F. 403-949-3777 gallery@alicatgallery.com www.alicatgallery.com 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 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@emmedia.ca www.emmedia.ca 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.

NEW SPACES The Arthouse gallery opened recently in Ramsey district as an exhibition space within the Smith & Co Design Building at 1043 19 Ave SE. Art Central, 100 7 Ave SW, is the new home for Swirl Fine Art, a creation of owner Tracy Proctor; the NovaScotian Crystal gallery of fine, hand-crafted crystal glassware; and Tyrrell Clarke’s gallery and studio. The Gogo Thomas Gallery, a collaboration between Jason Gogo and Gerry Thomas, will open in early 2007 at 602 11 Ave SW lower level. STRIDE GALLERY 1004 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M7 T. 403-262-8507 F. 403-269-5220 stride2@telusplanet.net www.stride.ab.ca THE NEW GALLERY 516-D 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1L4 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 info@thenewgallery.org www.thenewgallery.org Calgary’s oldest artist-run centre is committed to providing a forum for a wide spectrum of critical

Commercial Galleries ART CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-543-9900 sandra@artcentral.ca www.artcentral.ca This landmark building on the NW corner of 7th Ave and Centre St SW in downtown Calgary has been renovated to house artist studios, galleries, and ancillary retail businesses. Centrally located opposite Hyatt Regency Hotel, only one block from Stephen Avenue Walk. For more information or leasing inquiries visit website or call for Sandra Neil. ART MODE GALLERY 399 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A5 T. 403-508-1511 F. 403-508-1510 Calgary@artmode.com www.artmode.com 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, Lower Level, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-1344 F. 403-206-1399 info@artfirm.ca www.artfirm.ca 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. ARTHOUSE 1043 19 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1M1 T. 403-263-8114 bluehaus@telus.net galleries.absolutearts.com/galleries/arthouse/ Arthouse Gallery is an alternative exhibition/events venue which promotes the work of fresh and contemporary art forms from emerging and established artists. Located in the historical Ramsay design district of Calgary, it is housed in the Smith & Co. Design building. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. ARTISTS OF THE WORLD 514 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C8 T. 403-244-8123 F. 403-229-9687 info@artistsoftheworld.com www.artistsoftheworld.com 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. ARTS ON ATLANTIC GALLERY 1331 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T2 T. 403-264-6627 F. 403-264-6628 info@artsonatlantic.com www.artsonatlantic.com The gallery showcases an eclectic mix of fine Canadian art and craft. Five minutes from downtown, it is a warm, intimate space in historic Inglewood. Mediums include painting, copper, glass, jewelry, wood, specialty cards, photography and native leather and beading. The book arts and classes are a specialty. Wed to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm and by appt.


ARTSPACE GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SE, Crossroads Market, 2nd level Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-269-4278 F. 403-291-0356 info@artspace.ca www.artspace.ca 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 info@axisart.ca www.axisart.ca 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 beaeismont@shaw.ca www.BEartgallery.com The gallery features culturally significant artwork influenced by historically rich European traditions. There is an ever-changing selection of emerging and established artists reflecting a broad range of styles, subject and media. Patrons will find the artwork intellectually challenging and aesthetically appealing. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 314 - 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 dpg@dianapaulgalleries.com www.dianapaulgalleries.com 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 CALGARY 725 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-264-4414 F. 403-264-4418 calgary@douglasudellgallery.com www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and now 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. FOSBROOKE FINE ARTS Penny Lane Mall, 513 - 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1G3 T. 403-294-1362 F. 403-234-8080 fosbrooke_arts@telusplanet.net www.fosbrookefinearts.com Specializing in contemporary original fine art in a wide variety of styles and media from established and emerging Canadian artists. Mon to Fri 10 am 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

BRACKEN STUDIO 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Upper Level Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-554-1523 mbracken@brackenstudio.com www.brackenstudio.com Encounter Contemporary Artist Marilynn Bracken at work in her studio. Share the creativity and feel free to ask questions. Tues to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.

FOURBYFIVE GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART 14-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-263-1515 steve@fourbyfive.com www.fourbyfive.com 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.

COAST GALLERIES 410 6 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1X2 T. 403-237-9222 info@coastgalleriescalgary.com www.coastgalleriescalgary.com One of Calgary’s most extensive collections of fine art — representing established and emerging West Coast artists from Ken Kirkby’s powerful, patriotic Inukshuks to D.F. Gray’s riveting pastels to Joe Rosenblatt’s playful oils to the landscapes of Bill Townsend and Allan Dunfield. Mon - Thurs 10:30 am - 3 pm, Sun 11 am - 2 pm and by appointment.

FRAMESWEST 1221 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S9 T. 403-265-8338 greg@frameswest.com www.frameswest.com Long-known for their collector quality framing, the gallery has extended its ‘artful living’ theme at its location in Inglewood with paintings by Lisa, exclusive leather furniture by Selene, glass by Starfish Glassworks, pottery accessories by Jonathan Adler, leather rugs by Saas and resin works by Martha Sturdy. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

COLLAGE 206-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-3330 www.artcentral.ca

FUSION ART AND DESIGN INC 208-1235 26 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1B7 T. 403-235-0250 F. 403-265-0194 fusion_2@telus.net fusionartanddesign.com

COTTAGE CRAFT 8330 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-252-3797 F. 403-252-6002 ccgfa@telus.net www.cottage-craft.com

GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 866-425-5373 art@gainsboroughgalleries.com www.gainsboroughgalleries.com 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.

THE CROFT 2105 - 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-1212 F. 403-214-1409 info@croftgallery.com www.croftgallery.com 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 kimdashwood@dashwoodgalleries.com www.dashwoodgalleries.com 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.


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GALLERY OF CANADIAN FOLK ART 2206A 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W9 T. 403-229-1300 www.galleryofcanadianfolkart.com 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 Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. GOGO THOMAS GALLERY 602 11 Ave SW - lower level Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 T. 403-265-1630

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Alliance Française Gallery Art Central Axis Contemporary Art BE-Art Gallery Bracken Studio Gallery Collage Dashwood Galleries

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Fourbyfive Gallery INFLUX Jewellery Gallery Nova Scotian Crystal Quab Gallery Swirl Fine Art & Design Tyrrell Clarke Gallery Art Gallery of Calgary Art Mode Gallery artfirm Artists of the World artpoint Gallery Arts on Atlantic Gallery Artspace Gallery

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Fusion Art and Design Inc Suncatcher Design Studio Vanishing Point Gallery BRiC Gallery Centennial Gallery Cottage Craft Harlekin Galleries Leighton Art Centre Coast Gallery The Croft Devo Art Gallery Diana Paul Galleries Douglas Udell Gallery

HARLEKIN GALLERIES 8330 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-253-4046 harlekin@harlekingalleries.com www.harlekingalleries.com 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. 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.

IMAGE 54 GALLERY 709 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-265-5458 F. 403-265-8681 art@image54.com www.image54.com 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 arlene@harrisongalleries.com www.harrisongalleries.com

INFLUX JEWELLERY GALLERY 201-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-7527 F. 403-266-7524 info@influxgallery.com www.influxgallery.com 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.

HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 1111 11 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 deborah@herringerkissgallery.com www.herringerkissgallery.com The Herringer Kiss Gallery represents provocative and innovative artwork by emerging and midcareer Canadian artists. Artists include Harry Kiyooka, Bill Laing, Marjan Eggermont, Ken Webb, Reinhard Skoracki, David Burdeny, Charles Malinsky, Jeremy Herndl and Elizabeth Barnes. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

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KENSINGTON FINE ART GALLERY 102-628 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 T. 403-228-2111 F. 403-228-0640 kensington@nucleus.com www.kensingtonfineart.com

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EMMEDIA Gallery Fosbrooke Fine Arts FramesWest Gainsborough Galleries Gallery of Canadian Folk Art Glenbow Museum Gogo Thomas Gallery Harrison Galleries Image 54 Gallery Herringer Kiss Gallery Illingworth Kerr Gallery Marion Nicoll Gallery

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Mezzanine Gallery Peters Gallery Ruberto Ostberg Gallery The Nickle Arts Museum Kensington Gallery Loch Gallery Masengo Gallery Masters Gallery Micah Gallery Museum of the Regiments Galleries 34 Newzones Gallery 35 Paul Kuhn Gallery

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.

ANNIVERSARY Daniel Lindley continues his innovative programming as Image 54 Gallery at 709 11 Ave SW, celebrates 25 years. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 Toll Free: 866-202-0888 calgary@lochgallery.com www.lochgallery.com Established in 1972 and recently opened in Calgary, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Also locat-

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Rowles & Company Ltd Skew Gallery Stephen Lowe Art Gallery Stride Gallery The Collectors’ Gallery The New Gallery TrépanierBaer Triangle Gallery Truck Virginia Christopher Fine Art 46 Wallace Galleries 47 Webster Galleries

ed in Winnipeg and Toronto. Mon to Fri 9 am 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. MASENGO GALLERY 1216a 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1 T. 403-262-8889 info@masengogallery.com www.masengogallery.com Masengo Gallery located in Inglewood is Calgary’s first gallery specializing in contemporary and classical Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe in Africa. These highly-prized sculptures are carved from semi-precious verdite, serpentine, opal and spring stone. Look for one-of-a-kind Shona stone sculpture, along with home dÈcor and accent pieces. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm. MASTERS GALLERY 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 mastersgallery@shawcable.com www.mastersgalleryltd.com Celebrating more than 30 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MICAH GALLERY 110 8 Ave SW, Stephen Ave Walk Calgary, AB T2P 1B3 T. 403-245-1340 F. 403-245-1575 sales@micahgallery.com www.micahgallery.com The gallery specializes in unique First Nations art and jewellery from across North America. Featured


Deb Garlick, A Water View, acrylic on canvas, 12” X 24”

New exhibition monthly, featuring emerging Canadian artists Deb Garlick, Verna Vogel, Pamela Copeland, Michele Holland Check www.artspace.ca for details

fine art gallery 2nd floor of the Crossroads Market 1235 26th Avenue SE,Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 403-269-4278 ext 255 • www.artspace.ca • info@artspace.ca

Art with Feel...


Fine Art

LUCY dances with a Bracken original... "Chase the Clouds Away", oil on canvas, 72" x 54" by Marilynn Bracken

Design Marilynn Bracken

bracken studio

Representing Local & Regional Artists Art Central, #104, 100 7th Ave SW, Calgary (403) 266 - 5337

www.swirlfineart.com www.gallerieswest.ca

Art Central Upper Level Studio 202 100 - 7th Ave. SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 0W4 Canada 403-554-1523 www.brackenstudio.com

Hours: Tue. to Fri, 11 am until 6 pm Sat. Noon until 4 pm Sun. if you are lucky Gladly open by appointment 1st Thur. open late until 9 pm

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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. NEWZONES 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 info@newzones.com www.newzones.com Opened in 1992, Newzones represents leading names in contemporary Canadian art. The gallery has developed strong regional, national, and international followings for its artists. The focus has been a program of curated exhibitions, international art fairs and publishing projects. Services include consulting, collection building, installation and appraisals. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. NOVA SCOTIAN CRYSTAL 112-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-237-8003 F. 403-237-8069 Toll-Free: 1 888 977-2797 christine@novascotiancrystal.com www.novascotiancrystal.com At NovaScotian Crystal, traditional mouth-blown, hand-cut glassware is not so much a craft as a way of life. Running counter to a world-wide trend to mechanization, a small band of craftsmen took matters into their own skilled hands and in 1996 NovaScotian Crystal was born on the Halifax Waterfront — the only maker of handcrafted crystal in Canada. Drop by the new Calgary showroom to experience the beauty of handmade masterpieces. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 724 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 paul@paulkuhngallery.com www.paulkuhngallery.com 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.

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

2105 - 4 Street SW Susan Dean 245-1212

QUAB GALLERY 212-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-261-2855 F. 403-261-4855 jerome@quab.ca www.quab.ca 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. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 311 6 Ave SW - Plus 15 Level Calgary, AB T2P 3H2 T. 403-290-1612 F. 403-290-1942 rowles@rowles.ca www.rowles.ca 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. RUBAIYAT GALLERY 722 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7 T. 403-228-7192 rubaiyatholdings@shaw.ca RUBERTO OSTBERG GALLERY 2108 18 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3T3 T. 403-289-3388 anna@ruberto-ostberg.com www.ruberto-ostberg.com 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

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ebvisualarts@shaw.ca www.skewgallery.com 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 stephenloweartgallery@shaw.ca www.stephenloweartgallery.ca Specializing in fine art orginals by distinguished Canadian artists of national and international acclaim for over 25 years. Offers an excellent selection of outstanding paintings and sculptures in landscapes, florals, still life, and figurative in contemporary and traditional styles. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. SUNCATCHER DESIGN STUDIO 206-1235 26 Ave SE, 2nd level, Crossroads Market, Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-265-6200 F. 403-278-6299 elizabeth@heartishome.com www.suncatchersdesigns.com SunCatchers has provided custom stained glass and sandcarved glass since 1979. They pride themselves in hands-on home consultation for custom work. Their studio, nestled on the second floor of an historic building in Inglewood, features vintage paintings, lithos, blown glass, turned wood, raku, jewellery and Larry Guterson ceramics and glass. Fri (check website due to special events), Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. SWIRL FINE ART & DESIGN 104-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-5337 tracy@swirlfineart.com www.swirlfineart.com After building a successful career as an independent artist, Tracy Proctor has opened her own gallery. In addition to Tracy’s paintings, Swirl showcases a range of up and coming artists whose pieces are distinctive and compelling. “The thrill of creating the Swirl collection comes from unearthing and sharing the stunning work of these talented painters,” says Tracy. Consultations and commissions are also offered. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. THE COLLECTORS’ GALLERY OF ART 1332 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-245-8300 F. 403-245-8315 mail@collectorsgalleryofart.com www.collectorsgalleryofart.com Specializing in important Canadian art from the 19th to the 21st century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and Group of Seven. The Collectors’ Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. THE PETERS GALLERY 1904 20 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 1H5 T. 403-210-0078 F. 403-269-3475 thepetersgallery@shaw.ca www.thepetersgallery.com Established in 1993, this eclectic gallery and framing studio represents important traditional and contemporary Canadian artists featuring quality original works of art — paintings, sculpture, glass and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and the seasoned collector to make informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur till 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. TRÈPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 info@tbg1.com www.trepanierbaer.com 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. TYRRELL CLARKE GALLERY 213-100 7 Ave, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-245-4281 tyrrell@tyrrellclarke.com www.tyrrellclarke.com


VANISHING POINT ART GALLERY 210-1235 26 Ave SE, Crossroads Mkt Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-693-0106 vanishingpointart@yahoo.ca www.artspace.ca Artist-owners Graham Fox (digital imagery and poetry) and Ron Robinson (mixed media and sculpture) have developed a space for contemporary art which is both original and affordable. As well as their own work, pieces from local guest artists are featured on a regular basis. One of the artists will be on hand to help you enjoy the gallery. Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment.

GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 glenbow@glenbow.org www.glenbow.org/ 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 $12; Sen $9; Stu $8; under 6 free; family $37.50. Glenbow Shop open daily 10 am 5:30 pm, Thur till 9 pm.

VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 816 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-4346 F. 403-262-9644 info@virginiachristopherfineart.com www.virginiachristopherfineart.com Celebrating 27 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 CafÈ, open for lunch daily 11 am - 4:30 pm; Gallery Mon to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682 www.acad.ab.ca/ikg.html

WEBSTER GALLERIES 812 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-6500 F. 403-263-6501 info@webstergalleries.com www.webstergalleries.com 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 info@artpoint.ca www.artpoint.ca 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 bowriverclayworks@hotmail.com CENTENNIAL GALLERY 133-125 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P6 T. 403-266-6783 lnemanz@telusplanet.net Public Galleries ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE GALLERY 1221 2 St SW, 2nd floor, Calgary, AB T2R 0W5 T. 403-245-5662 F. 403-244-3911 director@afcalgary.ca www.afcalgary.ca Located in the heritage Memorial Park Building, the Alliance FranÁaise of Calgary offers a wide range of exhibitions in its new gallery. It promotes the visual arts and their multicultural aspects as an important expression of French civilization and also facilitates cultural activities offered in conjunction with French language classes. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 5:30 pm; Sat 9:30 am - 1 pm. ART GALLERY OF CALGARY 117 - 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4 T. 403-770-1350 F. 403-264-8077 artinfo@artgallerycalgary.org www.artgallerycalgary.org DEVO ART GALLERY 317 7 Ave SW, 4th Flr TD Square, Calgary, AB T. 403-221-4274


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 info@leightoncentre.org www.leightoncentre.org 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 mng@acadsa.ca www.acad.ab.ca/galleries/mng/gate.cfm MEZZANINE GALLERY 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1T1 T. 403-220-4913 martin_herbert@uts.ffa.ucalgary.ca mezzanine.ffa.ucalgary.ca MUSEUM OF THE REGIMENTS GALLERIES 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T3E 1T8 T. 403-240-9723 F. 403-686-1280 morcd@telus.net www.museumoftheregiments.ca


T H E A L I C AT GALLERY "Celebrating 20 years of creativity"

Elevation Gallery has moved from its second level location to 100-729 Main St in Canmore and their Corridor Collective (www.elevationgallery.ca/ corridorcollective) studio facility has also relocated, but outside the downtown core. THE NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM University of Calgary, 434 Collegiate Bd NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-7234 F. 403-282-4742 nickle@ucalgary.ca www.ucalgary.ca/~nickle 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 jacek@trianglegallery.com www.trianglegallery.com 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

Rod Charlesworth, "Woodland Pattern near Scotch Creek", Oil on canvas, 36" x 36"

WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 colette@wallacegalleries.com www.wallacegalleries.com 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.

Intimate setting also available for small functions

403-949-3777 www.alicatgallery.com 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.

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Doreen Mason / Ansgard Thomson

Located in the Harcourt House Arts Centre

3rd flr, 10215 - 112 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 1.866.421.1731 or visartaa@telusplanet.net

january 11 to february 17, 2007

visual arts alberta


Detail, Contrasting Cubic Surfaces, Doreen Mason

the vaaa gallery presents...

5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401 www.candlerartgallery.com candler@syban.net

Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists "Momentarily" by A. A. Pfannmuller 30" x 40"

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

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.

WESTLANDS ART GALLERY 118 - 2 Ave W, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B2 T. 403-932-3030 F. 403-932-7810 look@westlandsart.com www.westlandsart.com


Public Galleries CROWSNEST PASS PUBLIC ART GALLERY 14733 20 Ave, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0 T. 403-562-2218 F. 403-562-2218 cnpaaa@telusplanet.net www.telusplanet.net/public/cnpaaa/

Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St, Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 888-672-8401 candler@syban.net www.candlerartgallery.com 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 Commercial Galleries ELEVATION GALLERY 100-729 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 baxterc@telus.net www.elevationgallery.ca With new street-front location housing the works of more than 20 visual artists, the Elevation 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 theavensgallery@telusplanet.net www.theavensgallery.com Established in 1980, the Avens Gallery features original work by local senior artists: Zelda Nelson, Alice Saltiel, Elizabeth Wiltzen, Tony Bloom and Craig Richards. Paintings, photographs, glass, clay, wood and metal. Open daily 10:30 am - 5 pm, closed Mon in winter. THE CORNER GALLERY 705 Main St, Box 8110, Canmore, AB T1W 2T8 T. 403-678-6090 Toll Free: 800-649-7948 www.cornergallery.com 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.


DIDSBURY Commercial Gallery GILDED GALLERY 106-2034 19 Ave (Box 2004) Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 T. 403-335-8735 F. 403-335-8736 alison@gildedgallery.com www.gildedgallery.com Specializing in original works by emerging artists of Central Alberta, the gallery shows more than 120 works by 25 central Alberta artists. The approachable and welcoming atmosphere is ideal for browsing and buying. Full custom framing services available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. DONALDA Public Gallery DONALDA GALLERY FOR THE ARTS 5002 Main St, Donalda, AB T0B 1H0 T. 403-883-2255 Donaldag@telusplanet.net www.donaldagallery.com 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.

NEW SPACES Rustica Art Gallery has opened in Rustic Market Square (4-123 2 Ave West) in Cochrane, featuring works by the Western Lights Artists Group as well as local artists. GREATER EDMONTON AREA

Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 webmaster@caag.ca www.caag.ca COCHRANE Commercial Galleries RUSTICA ART GALLERY #4-123 2 Ave West, PO Box 1267, Rustic Market Square, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B3 T. 403-851-5181 Toll Free: 866-915-5181 info@rusticagallery.com www.rusticagallery.com Housed in a rustic log building in downtown Cochrane, this warm and inviting gallery specializes in fine art original paintings and sculpture by local and Western Canadian artists notably the Western Lights Group (Murray Phillips, Roger D. Arndt, Jonn Einerssen, Brent Heighton and Vance Theoret). Local artists include Rick Berg, Lisa Wirth, Ann Perodeau, Shannon Luyendyk and Lorri PullmanMacDonald. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. STUDIO WEST BRONZE FOUNDRY & ART GALLERY PO Box 550, 205 - 2 Ave SE, Industrial Park Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7 T. 403-932-2611 F. 403-932-2705 Original bronze works both finished and in progress at Canada’s largest sculpture foundry. Free tours of the lost-wax methods of bronze casting. Also paintings, western prints, Pioneer Women’s Museum, artifacts and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, evenings by appointment and call (403) 9322611 for weekend hours. In Cochrane, 15 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A.

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Artist-run Galleries HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 harcourt@telusplanet.net www.harcourthouse.ab.ca 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 info@latitude53.org www.latitude53.org SNAP GALLERY 10309 97 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 0M7 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117 snap@snapartists.com www.snapartists.com 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


Aaron Paquette

Sharon Moore-Foster


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


TEL: 1+(780) 482-1204 info@bearclawgallery.com www.bearclawgallery.com

“MAYA II”, 20" x 60", A/C

"Seasons Change" by Aaron Paquette

March 3 - 15, 2007

26 St. Anne Street St. Albert, AB (780) 459-3679 www.artbeat.ab.ca

Fine Art & Professional Custom Framing

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NOTE: Some numbers on the Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity, or in the same direction by arrow.

1 Agnes Bugera Gallery 2 Alberta Craft Council Gallery 3 Art Beat Gallery 3 Profiles Gallery 3 Studio Gallery 4 Art Gallery of Alberta 5 Art Mode Gallery

T. 780-482-2854 F. 780-482-2591 info@agnesbugeragallery.com www.agnesbugeragallery.com Agnes Bugera has been in the art gallery business since 1975, and is pleased to continue representing an excellent group of established and emerging Canadian artists. Spring and Fall exhibitions offer a rich variety of quality fine art including landscape, still life, and abstract paintings as well as sculpture and photography. New works by gallery artists are featured throughout the year. Tues to Sat 10 am 5 pm and by appointment. ART BEAT GALLERY 26 St Anne St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E9 T. 780-459-3679 F. 780-459-3677 artbeat@telusplanet.net www.artbeat.ab.ca Located in the Arts and Heritage District of St. Albert, this family-owned business specializes in original artwork by Western Canadian artists. Paintings in all media, sculpture, pottery, and art glass. Home and corporate consulting. Certified picture framer. Part of St. Albert Artwalk - May through August. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. ART MODE GALLERY 12220 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, AB T5N 3K3 T. 780-453-1555 steven@artmode.ca www.artmode.ca This engaging and approachable gallery represents over 50 Canadian contemporary artists, working in a variety of media. From oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, to hand blown glass and original sculpture, there is something for everyone.

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6 Bearclaw Gallery 6 Scott Gallery 7 Centre d’Arts Visuels d’Alberta 7 Johnson Gallery South Side 8 Christl Bergstrom’s Red Gallery

BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 info@bearclawgallery.com www.bearclawgallery.com Specializing in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art since 1975 from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Jane Ash Poitras 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. CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 201-9618 Whyte (82) Ave Edmonton, AB T6C 1A1 T. 780-439-8210 F. 780-435-0429 christl@christlbergstrom.com www.christlbergstrom.com 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 dug@douglasudellgallery.com www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and now 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

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Douglas Udell Gallery Electrum Design Evergreen Gallery Little Church Gallery Multicultural Gallery Northern Images Gallery Extension Centre Gallery Fab Gallery

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Fringe Gallery Front Gallery Harcourt House Gallery VAAA Gallery Lando Gallery Latitude 53 Peter Robertson Gallery Rowles & Company Ltd

sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt. EVERGREEN GALLERY 2-20 McLeod Ave, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3Y1 T. 780-962-6222 F. 780-962-6247 grant@evergreengallery.ca grant@evergreengallery.ca 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, 2004 and 2005. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 8 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. FRINGE GALLERY 10516 Whyte Ave - lower, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4 T. 780-432-0240 F. 780-439-5447 FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-488-2952 frontgal@telusplanet.net Located in Edmonton’s gallery walk district. Since opening in 1979 the gallery has specialized in exhibiting fine art and craft by Alberta artists, with exhibitions changing every three weeks. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. GALLERY DE JONGE 27022A Highway 16A, Spruce Grove AB T7X 3M1

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Royal Alberta Museum SNAP Gallery The Works Gallery TU Gallery West End Gallery

T. 780-962-9505 ena@gallerydejonge.com www.gallerydejonge.com

NEW SPACES Christl Bergstrom has moved her gallery across the street to 2019618 82 Ave in Edmonton. JOHNSON GALLERY SOUTH SIDE 7711 85 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3B4 T. 780-465-6171 info@johnsongallery.ca www.johnsongallery.ca LANDO GALLERY 11130 - 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 mail@landogallery.com www.landogallery.com Edmonton’s largest commercial art gallery in the centre of Edmonton was established as Lando Fine Art in 1990 by private art dealer Brent Luebke. It continues to provide superior quality Canadian and international fine art, fine crafts, custom framing, art leasing, appraisals and collection management. The gallery also buys and sells Canadian and international secondary market fine art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt. NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY 2113 West Edmonton Mall, 8770 170 St


Edmonton, AB T5T 3J7 T. 780-444-1995 F. 780-481-0530 NI.Edmonton@ArcticCo-op.com www.ArcticCo-op.com 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. PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY 10183 112 St, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M1 T. 780-452-0286 F. 780-451-1615 vag@vanderleelie.ab.ca www.probertsongallery.com The former Vanderleelie Gallery boasts one of Edmonton’s most elegant contemporary art spaces. Established in 1992, the gallery represents artists at various stages of their professional development and working in a variety of media. Under the ownership and direction of Peter Robertson, the gallery mounts 15 exhibitions each year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 10130 103 St, Mezz Level, Edmonton, AB T5J 3N9 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 rowles@rowles.ca www.rowles.ca 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 info@scottgallery.com www.scottgallery.com 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. TU GALLERY 10718-124 St., Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1 T. 780-452-9664 apaterson@tugallery.ca www.tugallery.ca WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 info@westendgalleryltd.com www.westendgalleryltd.com 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 ALLIED ARTS GALLERY - SPRUCE GROVE Centre for the Visual Arts, 420 King St, PO Box 3511, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A8 T. 780-962-0664 F. 780-962-0664 alliedac@shaw.ca members.shaw.ca/alliedac Administered by the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove, the gallery is located in a new building along with the Spruce Grove Library. It shows original works by members of the AAC, as well as a new featured artists every three weeks. They host several members shows each year, as well as an Albertawide Seniors & Open Art Competition. They sponsor ongoing classes for adults and children. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

blown glass, jewelry, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more. All are hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; closed Sun.

CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS D’ALBERTA 9103 95 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 info@savacava.com www.savacava.com EXTENSION CENTRE GALLERY 8303 112 St, 2nd Flr, University Extension Centre Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4 T. 780-492-0166 val.smyth@ualberta.ca www.extension.ualberta.ca/ liberalstudies/finearts_gallery.aspx

John Noestheden, "Orion", Aluminum, Stainless, 13" x 13" x 8.5"

Canada’s Leading Retailer Of Inuit Arts & Crafts

FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 bbrennan@ualberta.ca www.ualberta.ca/ARTDESIGN/html/ fab/index.html

NEW NAME Peter Robertson Gallery (after Owner/Director Peter Robertson) is now the name for the former Vanderleelie Gallery at 10813 112 St in Edmonton.

“Nesting Crane” by Pat Ekpakohak, Holman N W T

northern images gallery #2113 West Edmonton Mall, 8770 170 Street, Edmonton AB T. (780) 444-1995 • NI.Edmonton@ArcticCo-op.com

MCMULLEN GALLERY University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112 St Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7 T. 780-407-7152 F. 780-407-7472 mcasavan@cha.ab.ca www.capitalhealth.ca/mcmullen 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 ahfgallery@telus.net 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.

Make it Grand!

ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM 12845 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 T. 780-453-9100 F. 780-454-6629 www.royalalbertamuseum.ca

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 the-studio-gallery@telusplanet.net

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 theworks@telusplanet.net www.theworks.ab.ca

Public Galleries ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 10186-106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4 T. 780-488-5900 F. 780-488-8855 acc@albertacraft.ab.ca www.albertacraft.ab.ca Alberta’s only public gallery dedicated to fine craft presents four exhibitions in the main gallery each year. The Discovery Gallery features new works by ACC members. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine crafts including pottery,

VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5N 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 866-421-1731 visartaa@telusplanet.net www.visualartsalberta.ab.ca 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.


Celebrating Visual Culture

ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA #2, Sir Winston Churchill Square, 99 St. & 102 A Ave., Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 info@artgalleryalberta.com www.artgalleryalberta.com Founded in 1924, the gallery is the only museum in Alberta strictly devoted 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. Tue to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thu until 8 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am - 5 pm, closed Mon & hols.

The Prairie Art Gallery is Growing with the Peace Country Visit www.prairiegallery.com to be a part of it. Images: Grande Prairie Public Library & Prairie Art Gallery © Teeple Architects/KASIAN Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.

10209 - 99 Street 780.532.8111

Grande Prairie, AB www.prairiegallery.com

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FORT MCLEOD Commercial Gallery PRAIRIE WINDS GALLERY PO Box 1539, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 T. 403-553-3020 prairiewindsgallery@shaw.ca www.lindastewart.ca Located in the historic Grier Block in downtown Fort Macleod, the gallery is owned by Don and Linda Stewart. In addition to showing Linda’s well-known bronze sculpture pieces, they are committed to offering investment quality fine art from such artists as Rick Berg, Ben Crane, Ross Ellas, Felix Endres, Maureen Gendron, Scott Hardy, Gena LaCoste, Susan Stewart and John Warner. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. FORT MCMURRAY Commercial Gallery ARTWORKS GALLERY 9917 Biggs Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1S2 T. 780-743-2887 F. 780-743-2330 info@artworksgallery.ca www.artworksgallery.ca Public Gallery KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979 GRANDE PRAIRIE Public Gallery PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 10209 99 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2H3 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 pag@telusplanet.net www.prairiegallery.com Located in the restored Central Park School building, a Provincial Historical Resource, the gallery celebrated 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 Commercial Galleries ART AND SOUL GALLERY 509 1 St SW, PO Box 5005, High River AB T1V 1M3 T. 403-601-3713 art@artandsoul.ab.ca www.artandsoul.ab.ca 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 rbarstad@rbarstad.com www.rbarstad.com JASPER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, #1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Toll Free: 888-310-9726 jasper@mountaingalleries.com www.mountaingalleries.com 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 Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY ON MAIN 4910 50 Ave, 2nd Flr, Lacombe, AB T4L 1Y1 T. 403-782-3402 F. 403-782-3405 artstop@telus.net 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

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over 60 Alberta artists, the gallery’s selection covers a wide variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Winter Hours: Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. LETHBRIDGE 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 art@couleeridge.com www.couleeridge.com JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341 www.jerryarnoldgallery.com THE MILLER GALLERY 407A 5 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B6 T. 403-329-1050 artists@themillergallery.ca www.themillergallery.ca TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 866-380-2787 trianon@savillarchitecture.com www.savillarchitecture.com Cooperative Galleries GALLERY POTEMKIN 316 5 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B5 gallerypotemkin@hotmail.com POTEMKIN TOO 317 6 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C7 gallerypotemkin@hotmail.com Public Galleries BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118 aacbac@shaw.ca members.shaw.ca/aacbac

NEW OWNER Jenna Foster is the new Owner and Director of the popular Gallery on Main in Lacombe, AB. GALT MUSEUM 502 1 St S ( 5 Ave S & Scenic Dr), Lethbridge, AB T. 403-320-3898 F. 403-329-4958 info@galtmuseum.com www.galtmuseum.com The Galt Museum & Archives engages and educates the public in the unique human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and presenting, with passion and innovation, their two and three dimensional collections, stories and memories. May 15 to Sep 15; Sep 16 - May 14. Admission charge. SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 info@saag.ca www.saag.ca 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 galleryinfo@uleth.ca www.uleth.ca/artgallery MEDICINE HAT Commercial Gallery FRAMING AND ART CENTRE 628 2 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0C9 T. 403-527-2600 F. 403-529-9109 facmedhat@shaw.ca Public Galleries CULTURE CENTRE GALLERY 299 College Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6 T. 403-529-3806 F. 403-504-3554


cultural@city.medicine-hat.ab.ca www.memlane.com/nonprofit/ccga

mail@caelinartworks.com www.caelinartworks.com

ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 mhmag@city.medicine-hat.ab.ca www.esplanade.ca This is a new home for the Medicine Hat Museum, Art Gallery and Archives, as well as a 700-seat theatre. The gallery accommodates a wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical, regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are often accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Adults - $4, Youth and Student - $3, 6 & Under - Free, Family - $12, Thur Free for all ages. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm; Thur till 9 pm; Sat, Sun and Hol noon - 5 pm.


OKOTOKS Public Gallery THE STATION CULTURAL CENTRE PO Bag 20, 53 North Railway St Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1 T. 403-938-3204 F. 403-938-8963 cmasterson@okotoks.ca RED DEER Commercial Gallery RED BLOCK: ARTISTS’ GALLERY 4930 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-341-4641 redblockgallery@yahoo.ca redblockgallery.livejournal.com/ Cooperative Galleries HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-346-8937 harriswarke@canoemail.com Public Galleries RED DEER & DISTRICT MUSEUM 4525 47a Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 museum@museum.red-deer.ab.ca www.museum.red-deer.ab.ca VIEWPOINT GALLERY 3827 39 St, City of Red Deer Culture Services Red Deer, AB T4N 0Y6 T. 403-309-4091 pierre.oberg@reddeer.ca www.reddeer.ca ROSEBUD Commercial Gallery AKOKINISKWAY GALLERY Box 654, Rosebud, Alberta T0J 2T0 T. 403-677-2350 Toll Free: 800-267-7553 info@rosebudtheatre.com www.experiencerosebud.com WATERTON Commercial Galleries GUST GALLERY 112A Waterton Ave, Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535 gustgal@telusplanet.net www.gustgallery.com The Gust Gallery embraces the art and landscapes of Southern Alberta reflected by the extraordinary talents of artists working in 2 and 3 dimensional mediums. Open daily mid-May to end-September. WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 85, 305 Windflower Ave Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 866-859-2220 fineart@willockandsaxgallery.com www.willockandsaxgallery.com The gallery strives to cultivate aesthetic appreciation of the natural grandeur of the environment and concern for the world by offering a thoughtful collection of fine art. Featured artist exhibits complement a broad collection in all media types and styles. Purchase plans, commissions, corporate sales, installation and world wide shipping. Daily, May 1 to Oct 31. By appointment or call for hours, Nov to April. WETASKIWIN Commercial Galleries CAELIN ARTWORKS 4728 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0R7 T. 780-352-3519 F. 780-352-6806 Toll Free: 888-352-3519


E. J. Hughes

Commercial Gallery WILDWOOD GALLERY AND STUDIO Box 623, 5410 50 St, Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0 T. 780-325-3904 F. 780-325-3907 patdimarcello@msn.ca Backing onto old growth forest and nestled in the hamlet of Wildwood, Pat Di Marcello’s laid-back, casual gallery and working studio offers an eclectic selection of contemporary fine art; decorative and functional hand-crafted items by local artisans; sculptural teak root furniture, antiques and more. One hour from Edmonton on scenic Hwy 16 Yellowhead West. Tues to Sat, and holidays 11 am - 5 pm or by appt.

BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES ABBOTSFORD Commercial Gallery CHARISMA GALLERY 33339 S Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B2 T. 604-852-3999 F. 604-852-3315 Toll Free: 866-852-3999 info@charismagallery.com www.charismagallery.com 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. CHERRYVILLE Cooperative Gallery CHERRYVILLE ARTISANS’ SHOP, GALLERY & MARKETPLACE 1187 Highway 6, Cherryville, BC V0E 2G1 T. 250-547-0020 info@cherryvilleartisans.com www.cherryvilleartisans.com COURTENAY Public Galleries COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287 curator@comoxvalleyartgallery.com www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com

Nanaimo Harbour

Giclée on canvas

26” x 37”

the art of

E. J. Hughes available as: • giclées • posters • cards • book • 2008 calendar

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


Invermere BC has a new & exciting Art Gallery – with a feeling of real Home “Birth Song” by Audrey Pfannmuller Opening reception March 17, 2007

THE MUIR GALLERY 440 Anderton Ave, PO Box 3053 Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3 T. 250-334-2983 F. 250-334-2934 cvcartscouncil@shaw.ca www.comoxvalleyarts.org DUNCAN Commercial Galleries E.J. HUGHES GALLERY 28 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-7112 pacific@islandnet.com www.ejhughes.ca The art of E. J. Hughes is now available at his hometown gallery on Vancouver Island. Hughes is a master. His use of color, moody coastal skies and timeless places keeps connoisseurs coming back for more. Shop the Hughes Gallery online or, in person Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Sun by appt. JUDY HILL GALLERY 22 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-6663 F. 250-746-8113 judyhill@judyhillgallery.com www.judyhillgallery.com

“Wild World” by Cynthia MacKenzie Opening reception April 17, 2007

Handcrafted one-of-a-kind unique furniture not available anywhere else

GALIANO ISLAND Commercial Gallery GALIANO ART GALLERY 33 Manzanita Rd at Sturdies Bay Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-3539 F. 250-539-3505 galianoartgallery@gulfislands.com www.galianoartgallery.com

Rockies Gateway Art Gallery 519 - 13 Street, Invermere BC • Phone 1-877-342-8666 info@gatewaygallery.ca • www.gatewaygallery.ca

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Commercial Galleries 5 ELEMENTS ARTISAN GALLERY 1210 Trans Canada Highway, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T. 250-344-5332 inquiries@5elementsart.com www.5elementsart.com

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 alternator@telus.net www.alternatorgallery.com

LEGACY OF LIGHT GALLERY 917 N 10 Ave, PO Box 682, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T. 250-344-5989 Toll Free: 866-344-5955 bill@goldenbcphotography.com www.LLG.ca The landscapes, wildlife, and wildflowers of the Canadian Rockies are highlighted in this fine art photography gallery. Also featured is WR Pitcher’s ìWhen the Gods Returnî, a reworking of Greek myths based on the paintings of master artists and presented with a modern Western Canadian twist. These pigmented ink, varnished canvas prints, measure 36 by 54”. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 2 pm. GRAND FORKS Public Gallery GRAND FORKS ART GALLERY 7340 - 5th St, PO Box 2140 Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 T. 250-442-2211 F. 250-442-0099 gfagchin@direct.ca www.galleries.bc.ca/grandforks INVERMERE Commercial Galleries BAVIN GLASSWORKS 4884A Athalmer Road RR 3 Invermere, BC V0A 1K3 T. 250-342-6816 glass@rockies.net

NATIVE ARTS Jewellery • Carvings Original Art & Prints


ROCKIES GATEWAY GALLERY 519 13 St, Invermere, BC V0A IA0 T. 250-342-8669 Toll Free: 877-342-8666 info@gatewaygallery.ca www.gatewaygallery.ca This ‘Gateway’ to the Canadian Rockies offers original artwork by Western Canadian artists in diverse styles and media, plus jewellery, sculptures and wooden-lathed works. The gallery also offers oneof-a-kind handcrafted upholstered furniture not available anywhere else. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm; Sat till 5 pm; Sun till 4 pm. THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565 info@artymgallery.com www.artymgallery.com Public Gallery COLUMBIA VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL 1720 4 AVE (at Kinsmen Beach), PO BOX 2345 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-4423 jami@columbiavalleyarts.com www.columbiavalleyarts.com

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

KAMLOOPS Commercial Gallery HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 167 4 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 hamptongallery@telus.net www.hamptongalleries.com Public Galleries KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-377-2400 F. 250-828-0662 kamloopsartgallery@kag.bc.ca www.kag.bc.ca 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 tatkins@tru.ca www.tru.ca/ae/vpa/vpa.htm

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Commercial Galleries ART ARK GALLERY 135-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-862-5080 Toll Free: 888-813-5080 info@theartark.com www.theartarkcom Since 1999 the largest commercial art gallery in BC’s interior has offered a diverse range of quality paintings and sculpture in various mediums by established and emerging Western Canadian artists. The gallery adjoins a fine crafts gift shop selling exquisite clay, glass, woodwork and jewellery from BC artisans. 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 Toll Free: 800-946-5565 info@gallery421.ca www.gallery421.ca Offers an eclectic mix of national and internationally acclaimed artists. Enjoy the works of several talented artists in a relaxed and informed environment. Other highlights include stone carvings, Raku pottery, and beautiful glassworks. In the Rotary Centre for the Arts, opposite Prospera Place. Tues to Fri noon - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm, or by appt. GEERT MAAS SCULPTURE GARDENS AND GALLERY 250 Reynolds Road, Kelowna, BC V1V 2G7 T. 250-860-7012 F. 250-860-0494 maas@geertmaas.org www.geertmaas.org HAMBLETON GALLERIES 1290 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4 T. 250-860-2498 F. 250-868-4841 info@hambletongalleries.com www.hambletongalleries.com/ JULIA TROPS ARTIST STUDIO Studio 113, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-215-0079 Julia@juliatrops.com www.juliatrops.com Canadian artist Julia Trops works from her studio/gallery in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, in the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Dramatic and bold figurative artworks in charcoal and oils. Artwork available for purchase from her studio and on her website. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 4 pm or by appt. SOPA FINE ARTS 2934 South Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 T. 250-763-5088 info@sopafinearts.com www.sopafinearts.com

NEW SPACES The Rockies Gateway Gallery opened recently in Invermere at 519 13 St, showing original artwork along with unique, locallyhandcrafted furniture. THE EVANS GALLERY AND FRAMING 571 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L8 T. 250-861-4422 F. 250-868-3377 Toll Free: 800-661-2236 info@evansgallerycan.com www.evansgallerycan.com TURTLE ISLAND GALLERY 115-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-717-8235 info@turtleislandgallery.com www.turtleislandgallery.com 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,


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.

TUTT ART GALLERIES 8-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 info@tuttartgalleries.com www.tuttartgalleries.com The Tutt Art Galleries(TAG) began in 1984 as the Tutt Street Gallery. Their mission is to display the work of mid-career and well-established artists, while promoting them nationally. TAG has earned a reputation for service to their clients and their stable of artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am 4 pm or by appt.

Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF THE SOUTH OKANAGAN 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 agso@shawbiz.ca www.galleries.bc.ca/agso The gallery presents contemporary art and historical exhibitions of both established and emerging artists in four exhibition spaces. A place of inquiry, interest and enjoyment, the AGSO proudly promotes Okanagan as well as provincial and national artists. Admission: Adults $2, students and children free, weekends free. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm. PRINCE GEORGE Public Gallery TWO RIVERS GALLERY OF PRINCE GEORGE & REGION 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-614-7800 F. 250-563-3211 Toll Free: 888-221-1155 info@tworiversartgallery.com www.tworiversartgallery.com QUALICUM BAY/BEACH

KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3 T. 250-762-2226 F. 250-762-9875 kelowna.artgallery@shaw.ca www.kelownaartgallery.com Founded in 1976, the gallery serves the central Okanagan Valley with a variety of exhibitions and education programs for all ages. The new 15,000 square foot facility, opened in 1996, offers three gallery spaces. The Treadgold/ Bullock Gallery, The Reynolds Gallery and the Rotary Courtyard. Admission: members free, individual $4, senior $3, student $3, family $8, children under 12 free, Thur 3 pm - 9 pm by donation. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm Thur till 9 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. NANAIMO Commercial Gallery GALLERY 223 223 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G8 T. 250-741-1188 F. 250-741-0868 gallery@gallery223.ca www.gallery223.ca 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.) Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 T. 250-754-1750 info@nanaimogallery.ca www.nanaimogallery.ca NELSON Public Gallery OXYGEN ART CENTRE 707-622 Front St, (enter from alley at 302 Vernon St), Nelson, BC V1L 4B7 T. 250-352-6322 office@oxygenartcentre.org www.oxygenartcentre.org OLIVER Commercial Gallery HANDWORKS GALLERY 9932 350 Ave, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 T. 250-498-6388 F. 250-498-6388 ehbrown@telus.net PENTICTON Commercial Gallery THE LLOYD GALLERY 598 Main St, Penticton, BC V2A 5C7 T. 250-492-4484 art@lloydgallery.com www.lloydgallery.com Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through four large viewing galleries hung French salon-style. Original oil,


Commercial Galleries QUALICUM BAY SEASIDE GALLERY 6161 West Island Highway Qualicum Bay, BC V9K 2E3 T. 250-757-9180 eife@shaw.ca www.qualicumgallery.com QUALICUM FRAMEWORKS GALLERY 673 Fir St, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-7350 cogrady@telus.net www.qualicumframeworks.com One of Vancouver Island’s most extensive collections of fine art awaits at Qualicum Frameworks Gallery. From Ken Kirkby’s powerful, patriotic Inukshuks to D.F. Gray’s riveting pastels to Joe Rosenblatt’s outrageously playful oils to the masterful landscapes of Bill Townsend, visitors will discover a fine representation of established and emerging West Coast artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. SALMON ARM Commercial Gallery TEYJAH’S ART DEN 825 Lakeshore Dr SW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4 T. 250-833-0907 F. 250-833-0907 teyjah@sunwave.net Public Gallery SAGA PUBLIC ART GALLERY 70 Hudson Ave NE, PO Box 1543 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6 T. 250-832-1170 F. 250-832-6807 sagapublicartgallery@telus.net www.sagapublicartgallery.ca/ SALT SPRING ISLAND Commercial Galleries GALLEONS LAP 103 Park Dr, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2R7 T. 250-538-0182 info@glphoto.com www.glphoto.com Representing artists from both the local and wider photographic communities, Galleons Lap exhibits and sells contemporary and historic photographic fine art. Located corner of Park Dr, and Lower Ganges Rd, 200 metres north of the Tourist Infomation Centre in Ganges. Thurs to Sat 11 am to 5pm or by appointment. J. MITCHELL GALLERY 3104 Grace Point Square, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 jmitchellgallery@saltspring.com www.jmitchellgallery.com Representing 40 Island contemporary artists and artisans distinguished by the quality of their work and their fresh, innovative approaches to the diverse range of media in which they work. Monthly solo shows feature outstanding original works including many that achieve beautiful blends of form and function. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 3 pm.

Spring Show opening March 30th, 2007. Exciting new works from the outstanding Island artists we represent, exclusively. Watch for it online at www.jmitchellgallery.com 3104 Grace Point Square Salt Spring Island, BC toll free 1.866.537.8822 jmitchellgallery@saltspring.com www.jmitchellgallery.com

“Queen of Diamonds II”, by Roland Gatin

Public Galleries GALLERIA AT ROTARY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-717-5304 F. 250-717-5314 info@RotaryCentreForTheArts.com www.RotaryCentreForTheArts.com The Galleria is an important venue for local artists to display their work and organize their own shows. Located in the heart of the cultural district, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary facility with working studios for artists and artisans, galleries, a theatre, pottery studio, bistro, dance studio and meeting spaces. Daily 8 am - 8 pm.

"Someone's in the Kitchen..." by Jerry Davidson

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).

Morley Myers Studio & Gallery morleymyersgallery.com mgallery@telus.net #7, 315 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2X4 250-537-4898 open daily 10 -5 or by appointment Rams Head bronze edition of 10 - 24”x17”x10”


First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast TRIBALSP IRI TGALLERY . COM

toll free: 1 888 834 8757 Stroll through our 2600 sq. ft. gallery of contemporary First Nations artwork and cultural artifacts including the last pole carved by Chief Mungo Martin.

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JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 3-110 Purvis Lane, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S5 T. 250-537-1589 F. 250-537-9766 Toll Free: 800-474-6705 saltspring@jlcgallery.com www.jlcgallery.com MORLEY MYERS GALLERY & STUDIO 7-315 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-537-4898 F. 250-537-4828 mgallery@telus.net www.morleymyersgallery.com The gallery shows the progression of earlier works of stone to Morley Myers’ latest bronze creation. In the lower level studio you can see and visit with the artist at work on his next piece. His work is influenced by cross-cultural indigenous art forms. Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm or by appt. PEGASUS GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART Mouat’s Mall, 1-104 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-2421 F. 250-537-5590 pegasus@saltspring.com www.pegasusgallery.ca Established in 1972, the gallery presents contemporary jewellery, paintings, sculptures and glassware (including originals and prints by Salt Spring’s Carol Evans). Pegasus specializes in museum quality antique basketry and work by Northwest Coast native carvers. Open year round.











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GALLERY 2235 Granville Street, Vancouver BC CANADA T. 604 732-5353 T.F. 1-888-732-5353 inquiries@petleyjones.com www.petleyjones.com Terry Tomalty, “St. Henri” Oil on canvas, 24” x 30”

Specializing in contemporary and historical Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints. 82 Galleries West Spring 2007

THUNDERBIRD GALLERY 3105-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-8448 F. 250-537-9233 Toll Free: 877-537-8448 thunderbird@saltspring.com www.thunderbirdgallery.com Since 1992 Thunderbird Gallery has specialized in the contemporary art of the Northwest Coast and the very best of Salt Spring Island’s world class art community. As the Island’s second oldest fine art gallery they have built their reputation one collector at a time. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am 4 pm.

gord@royhenryvickers.com www.royhenryvickers.com THE NEW WEST GALLERY 101-9840 Fifth St, Sidney, BC V8L 5K8 T. 250-654-0735 F. 250-654-0732 info@thenewwestgallery.com www.thenewwestgallery.com 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 vilgal@telus.net SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN Commercial Gallery GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Road, PO Box 3109 Silver Star Mountain, BC V1B 3M1 T. 250-503-0822 F. 250-503-0822 info@galleryodin.com www.galleryodin.com 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. SQUAMISH

Public Gallery SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 5714 Medusa, Box 1565, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 T. 604-885-5412 F. 604-885-6192

Commercial Gallery NORTHERN LIGHTS GALLERY Box 1130, 38055 Cleveland Ave Squamish, BC V0N 3G0 T. 604-892-2018 northernlightsgallery@telus.net Showcasing Canadian artists while featuring First Nations and Inuit works. Originals and Limited Edition prints, sculptures, textiles and pottery. A pleasing destination, or quiet break en route to Whistler. Watch for coming exhibitions and events. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.



Commercial Galleries LAROCHE GALLERY 1A-9851 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3 T. 250-655-8278 larochefineartgallery@shaw.ca www.larochefineartgallery.com 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).

Commercial Gallery EAGLE AERIE GALLERY 350 Campbell St, Box 10, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 T. 250-725-3235 F. 250-725-4466 Toll Free: 800-663-0669 jennifer@royhenryvickers.com www.royhenryvickers.com


MAIN STREET GALLERY 1-2449 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1X7 T. 250-656-6246 F. 250-652-6249 info@mstreetgallery.com www.mstreetgallery.com 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: 877-787-1896 pengal@pengal.com www.pengal.com Since 1986 the gallery has offered original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale onsite and through comprehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm. ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY 102-2537 Beacon Ave, Sidney Cannery Building Sidney, BC V8L 1Y3 T. 250-655-6466 F. 250-655-6477

GREATER VANCOUVER AREA Artist-run Galleries ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 206 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 T. 604-689-2907 F. 604-689-2907 vaarc@telus.net www.vaarc.ca ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912 artspeak@artspeak.ca www.artspeak.ca GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196 gallery@gachet.org www.gachet.org GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073 grunt@telus.net www.grunt.bc.ca HELEN PITT GALLERY 102-148 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5 T. 604-681-6740 F. 604-688-2826 pittg@telus.net www.helenpittgallery.org OR GALLERY 101-480 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5E4 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302 or@orgallery.org www.orgallery.org


WESTERN FRONT GALLERY 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1 T. 604-876-9343 F. 604-876-4099 exhibitions@front.bc.ca www.front.bc.ca 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 info@appletongalleries.com www.appletongalleries.com ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 info@artbeatus.com www.artbeatus.com ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427 tvk@theartemporium.ca www.theartemporium.ca The Art Emporium offers a large inventory of paintings by all members of the Group of Seven and several of their contemporaries, as well as other major Canadian, French and American artists of the 20th Century, for serious collectors and investors. The Estate of Donald Flather. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 800-663-0341 info@artworksbc.com www.artworksbc.com Celebrating 20 years of representing dynamic contemporary Canadian and International artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles including original canvases, sculptures, monoprints and limited editions. Feature exhibitions change monthly. Conveniently located in the entertainment district on the edge of Yaletown. Deliver locally and ship worldwide. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. ARTZCO GALLERY 1025 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5L7 T. 604-683-8225 F. 604-683-9626 artzco@telus.net ATELIER GALLERY 2421 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-732-3021 ateliergallery@telus.net www.ateliergallery.ca AUTUMN BROOK GALLERY 1545 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1L6 T. 604-737-2363 info@autumnbrook.ca www.autumnbrook.ca This beautiful 3,800 sq.foot gallery showcases outstanding contemporary Canadian artists, painters and sculptors. Located at the foot of gallery row on Granville St and a short walk from Vancouver’s arts and crafts market on Granville Island. Also available for special events rental. Mon 1 pm - 5 pm, Tues to Fri 10:30 am ñ 5:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm. AYDEN GALLERY 2103 - 88 West Pender St - 2nd Flr, International Village (Tinseltown), Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-891-4310 info@aydengallery.com www.aydengallery.com BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 info@bau-xi.com www.bau-xi.com BEL ART GALLERY Canada Export Centre, 100-602 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1P2 T. 604-924-3719 F. 604-924-3719 belart@axion.net www.belartgallery.com Art dealers since 1990, Beatrice and Stefan Schreiber offer an excellent collection of orginal art and sculptures from fine local and internationallyacclaimed artists in a new, downtown location. Permanent exhibition and sale on 4th floor. Check website for schedule of showings by the Bel Art Group outside the gallery. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm. BELLEVUE GALLERY 2475 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1E1


T. 604-922-2304 F. 604-922-2305 info@bellevuegallery.ca www.bellevuegallery.ca Devoted to representing contemporary fine art, Bellevue Gallery features artists of local and international appeal. Giving voice to the experimentation of new technologies in printmaking, divergent and individual approaches to drawing, photography and painting, and unique and distinctive sculpture, the gallery serves both private and corporate collectors. BENT BOX FIRST NATIONS ART 1536 W 2 Ave (Waterfall Building) Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-731-4874 thebentbox@telus.net www.thebentbox.com The Bent Box is focused on promotion of the dynamic art of the Northwest Coast. Featuring finely crafted jewellery, woodcarving and prints from leading and emerging artists. Highlighting works by: Bill Reid, Darren Joseph, Douglas Horne, Trevor Hunt, Beau Dick and Dorothy Grant. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sun and Mon noon - 5 pm. BJORNSON KAJIWARA GALLERY 1727 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-738-3500 F. 604-738-0204 info@tag.bc.ca www.tag.bc.ca BLANKET GALLERY 2-2414 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E3 T. 604-709-6100 info@blanketgallery.com www.blanketgallery.com BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 mary@bucklandsoutherst.com www.bucklandsoutherst.com An eclectic gallery owned by Mary Southerst and Richard Buckland. Mary opened her first gallery in Vancouver in 1972 and since then has been managing galleries both in Spain and Vancouver. Their aim is to hang quality art without too high a price tag. The gallery represents 12 artists, many with international roots. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm, Sun noon to 5 pm. BUSCHLEN MOWATT GALLERY 1445 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2T3 T. 604-682-1234 F. 604-682-6004 bmg@buschlenmowatt.com www.buschlenmowatt.com 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 274 East 1 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-1554 F. 604-736-1054 cat_jeffries_gallery@telus.net www.catrionajeffries.com CENTRE A, VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 2 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G6 T. 604-683-8326 F. 604-683-8632 centrea@centrea.org www.centrea.org CH ART GALLERY 323 Jervis St, Coal Harbour, Escala Vancouver, BC V6C 3P8 T. 604-688-3269 F. 604-688-3269 arts@ch-artgallery.com www.ch-artgallery.com CHALI-ROSSO GALLERY 2250 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-733-3594 gallery@chalirosso.com www.chalirosso.com 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 coastalpeoples@telus.net www.coastalpeoples.com

Lawren Harris, “Cathedral Mountain”, oil on board, 12" x 15"

A large inventory of paintings by all members of the Group of Seven and several of their contemporaries, as well as other major Canadian, French and American artists of the 20th Century, for serious collectors and investors. The Estate of Donald Flather.


2928 GRANVILLE STREET VANCOUVER, B.C. V6H 3J7 TEL: (604) 738-3510 FAX: (604) 733-5427 tvk@theartemporium.ca www.theartemporium.ca

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Access Artist Run Centre Artspeak Gallery Amati Art Gallery Covan Art Gallery Appleton Galleries Art Beatus Art Emporium Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Art Gallery at Evergreen Centre Burnaby Art Gallery Surrey Art Gallery Tribal Spirit Gallery Van Dop Gallery Westwind Art Gallery

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Art Works Gallery Artzco Gallery Asian Centre Belkin Art Gallery FibreEssence Gallery Jenkins Showler Gallery LindaLando Fine Art Marshall Clark Galleries Museum of Anthropology Omega Gallery Peter Ohler Fine Art Richmond Art Gallery Sidney & Gertrude Zach Gallery White Rock Gallery Atelier Gallery Jacana Gallery Kurbatoff Art Gallery Lambert’s Gallery Yishu Space Autumn Brook Gallery

DIANE FARRIS GALLERY 1590 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-737-2629 F. 604-737-2675 art@dianefarrisgallery.com www.dianefarrisgallery.com Founded in 1984, the gallery has developed into an internationally recognized showcase for contemporary Canadian and international art, and is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent. They endeavour to draw in and include those who are new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. DISKIN GALLERIES 88 W Pender St, Tinseltown Mall Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 604-724-4667 karengreen1111@yahoo.ca www.diskingalleries.com DOCTOR VIGARI GALLERY 1312 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6 T. 604-255-9513 www.doctorvigarigallery.com

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Tracey Lawrence Gallery Ayden Gallery Diskin Galleries Eileen Fong Gallery Bau-Xi Gallery Bel Art Gallery Belkin SatelliteGallery Bellevue Gallery Buckland Southerst Gallery Ferry Building Gallery Gala Gallery Pemberton Studios Presentation House Gallery Studio2 Art Gallery The Studio Art Gallery Bent Box First Nations Art Elliott Louis Gallery Lattimer Gallery Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery Gallery Jones

DORIAN RAE COLLECTION 410 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5 T. 604-874-6100 info@dorianraecollection.com www.dorianraecollection.com DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY 2335 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293 drg@axionet.com www.douglasreynoldsgallery.com DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1558 West 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 Vancouver@Douglasudell.com www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and now 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

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Blanket Gallery Little Mountain Gallery Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Catriona Jeffries Gallery Centre A Chali-Rosso Gallery Ian Tan Gallery Charles H. Scott Gallery Crafthouse Gallery Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery Eagle Spirit Gallery Federation Gallery Granville Island Gallery Malaspina Printmakers Gallery New-Small & Sterling Glass CH Art Gallery Coastal Peoples Gallery Contemporary Art Gallery Diane Farris Gallery

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Douglas Reynolds Gallery Equinox Gallery Marilyn S. Mylrea Gallery Monte Clark Gallery Dorian Rae Collection Doctor Vigari Gallery Douglas Udell Gallery Elissa Cristall Galleries Heffel Gallery La Galerie du Centre Petley Jones Gallery Downtown Gallery Howe Street Gallery Envision Gallery Exposure Gallery Gallery 0 - Contemporary Robert Held Gallery Gallery Gachet Gallery M by Martha Sturdy 38 grunt Gallery 39 Harrison Galleries

DOWNTOWN GALLERY 103-595 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T5 T. 604-682-8990 F. 604-682-8993 info@downtowngallery.ca www.downtowngallery.ca EAGLE SPIRIT GALLERY 1803 Maritime Mews (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC T. 604-801-5205 Toll Free: 888-801-5277 eaglespiritgallery@telus.net www.eaglespiritgallery.com ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2243 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611 info@cristallgallery.com www.cristallgallery.com ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 1540 W 2nd Ave, The Waterfall Building Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2

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Or Gallery Havana Gallery Helen Pitt Gallery Hill’s Native Art Inuit Gallery of Vancouver JEM Gallery Marion Scott Gallery Pendulum Gallery Rendez-Vous Art Gallery Romanov Gallery Snap Contemporary Art Winsor Gallery Spirit Wrestler Gallery The IronWorks Uno Langmann Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver East Cultural Centre Gallery 56 Westbridge Fine Art 57 Western Front Gallery

T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 gallery@elliottlouis.com www.elliottlouis.com 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 monny@shaw.ca www.geocities.com/monnysenvisiongallery/ index.html This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of 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.


EXPOSURE GALLERY 851 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M6 T. 604-688-9501 exposuregallery@shaw.ca www.exposure-gallery.com FEDERATION GALLERY 1241 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7 T. 604-681-8534 fcagallery@artists.ca www.artists.ca 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 2432 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L2 T. 604-913-1059 galagallery@telus.net www.galagallery.ca The gallery features original contemporary Canadian and international art: paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and glass. It focuses on works with established market values â&#x20AC;&#x201D; often through recorded auction results â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and a potential for further appreciation. Tue to Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm, and by appt. GALLERY 0 - CONTEMPORARY 2060 Pine St, Vancouver, BC V6G 4P8 T. 604-733-2662 F. 604-733-2282 info@artcenter.ca www.artcenter.ca GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 info@galleryjones.com www.galleryjones.com The gallery was established in 2004 to bring together the 18 years collective experience of Mark Reddekopp and Shane Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien. They represent contemporary Canadian and international painting, sculpture and photography. Available for rental for private functions or location filming. Mon to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Thur till 8 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. GALLERY M BY MARTHA STURDY 16 West 5 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1H5 T. 604-872-5205 jonwaks@marthasturdy.com www.marthasturdy.com/gallery-M HARRISON GALLERIES 901 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6 T. 604-732-5217 F. 604-732-0911 info@harrisongalleries.com www.harrisongalleries.com HAVANA GALLERY 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 T. 604-253-9119 F. 604-253-9181 havana@havana-art.com www.havana-art.com HEFFEL GALLERY LTD 2247 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-6505 F. 604-732-4245 mail@heffel.com www.heffel.com HILLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NATIVE ART 165 Water St (Gastown), Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7 T. 604-685-4249 F. 604-637-0098 info@hillsnativeart.com www.hillsnativeart.com HOWE STREET GALLERY OF FINE ART 555 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V5C 2C2 T. 604-681-5777 F. 604-605-8577 info@howestreetgallery.com www.howestreetgallery.com IAN TAN GALLERY 2202 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-738-1077 F. 604-738-1078 info@iantangallery.com www.iantangallery.com INUIT GALLERY OF VANCOUVER 206 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9 T. 604-688-7323 Toll Free: 888-615-8399 gallery@inuit.com www.inuit.com


JACANA GALLERY 2435 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 jacana@jacanagallery.com www.jacanagallery.com Jacana Gallery opened in Vancouver in 2000. The Gallery proudly represents more than 20 Canadian and international artists working in various media and styles. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. JEM GALLERY 225 Broadway St East, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W4 T. 604-879-5366 info@jemgallery.com www.jemgallery.com JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445 mail@jenkinsshowlergallery.com www.jenkinsshowlergallery.com 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 info@kostuikgallery.com www.kostuikgallery.com

NEW SPACES Gallery M by Martha Sturdy has opened under the direction of Jon Waks in the Martha Sturdy studio at 16 West 5 Ave in Vancouver. KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444 art@kurbatoffgallery.com www.kurbatoffgallery.com 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;boutique-likeâ&#x20AC;? 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). LAMBERTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GALLERY & SHOP 2439 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-263-1111 lambertsgallery@telus.net www.lambertsgallery.com LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 info@lattimergallery.com www.lattimergallery.com 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm. LINDALANDO FINE ART 2001 W 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y7 T. 604-266-6010 F. 604-266-6010 info@lindalandofineart.com www.lindalandofineart.com 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 Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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


EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464 equinoxgallery@telus.net www.equinoxgallery.com



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mmylrea@telus.net www.marilynmylrea.com MARION SCOTT GALLERY 308 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6 T. 604-685-1934 F. 604-685-1890 art@marionscottgallery.com www.marionscottgallery.com Vancouver’s oldest Inuit art gallery (opened in 1975) and one of Canada’s most respected has relocated to Water St in Gastown. The gallery is committed to presenting the finest in Canadian Inuit art, with a wide range of Inuit sculpture, prints and wallhangings from many different regions of Canada’s North, with special emphasis on rare pieces from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm.

SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 47 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116 info@spiritwrestler.com www.spiritwrestler.com STUDIO2 ART GALLERY 102-814 W 15 St. ( & Fell Ave) North Vancouver, BC V7P 1M6 T. 604-990-4301 tamara@studio2gallery.ca www.studio2gallery.ca

MARSHALL CLARK GALLERIES 1373 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z7 T. 604-536-5821 F. 604-536-5861 info@marshallclark.com www.marshallclark.com

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

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

THE STUDIO ART GALLERY Lions Bay Centre, 350 Centre Rd Lions Bay, BC V0N 2E0 T. 604-921-7865 F. 604-921-7865 mtick@telus.net www.thestudioartgallery.com Clients are encouraged by the gallery to regard art as an emotional as well as financial investment. Artists’ work can be viewed on the website and brought for approval to locations on the Lower Mainland, or the gallery ships all over the world. Located only 10 minutes past Horseshoe Bay on the Squamish Highway. Appointments outside regular hours for your convenience. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat till 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

NEW-SMALL & STERLING GLASS STUDIO 1440 Old Bridge Rd (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-681-6730 F. 604-681-6747 glass@paralynx.com www.hotstudioglass.com OMEGA GALLERY 4290 Dunbar St (at 27 Ave) Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 T. 604-732-6778 F. 604-732-6898 mail@omegagallery.ca www.omegagallery.ca 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 info@petleyjones.com www.petleyjones.com 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. RENDEZ-VOUS ART GALLERY 900 and 671 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466 info@rendezvousartgallery.com www.rendezvousartgallery.com ROBERT HELD ART GLASS 2130 Pine St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B1 T. 604-737-0020 F. 604-737-0052 info@robertheld.com www.robertheld.com Robert Held Art Glass is Canada’s largest hot glass studio and gallery. Every piece that leaves the studio receives the same care and attention from the artisans, whether a one-of-a-kind vase or a beautiful paperweight. Visit and watch the glassblowers at work. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5 pm. ROMANOV GALLERY 875 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 3N9 T. 604-687-6968 F. 604-687-6286 romanov@romanov.net www.romanov.net 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 SNAP CONTEMPORARY ART 190 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E9 T. 604-879-7627 F. 604-879-7697 info@snapcontemporaryart.com www.snapcontemporaryart.com Snap is committed to working with their artists to introduce work that is original and challenging. The gallery represents artists who often have more questions than answers. The answers come with

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exploration. By pushing boundaries, the viewing experience is enlarged. At Snap, they like when you buy artwork; they love when you look at it. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.

TRACEY LAWRENCE GALLERY 1531 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 16 T. 604-730-2875 F. 604-730-2870 info@traceylawrencegallery.com www.traceylawrencegallery.com

NEW SPACES The Rendez-vous Art Gallery has opened a second location in the former Michel Blais space at 900 Howe St. Their original gallery at 671 Howe St remains open pending redevelopment of the building. TRIBAL SPIRIT GALLERY 20435 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4G3 T. 604-514-2377 F. 604-514-9281 jaye@tribalspiritgallery.com www.tribalspiritgallery.com Tribal Spirit Gallery represents fine First Nations art of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. In addition to viewing cultural artifacts, visitors are invited to stroll through the 2000 sq. ft. commercial gallery celebrating the achievements of contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations artists. Located near the Cascades Casino and Hotel. Open Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 800-730-8825 jeanette@langmann.com www.langmann.com 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. VAN DOP GALLERY 421 Richmond St, New Westminster, BC V3L 4C4 T. 604-521-7887 F. 604-293-6625 Toll Free: 888-981-9886 info@vandopgallery.com www.vandopgallery.com WESTBRIDGE FINE ART 1737 Fir St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5J9 T. 604-736-1014 F. 604-734-4944 info@westbridge-fineart.com www.westbridge-fineart.com WESTWIND ART GALLERY 20460 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4G2


T. 604-530-4833 info@westwindartgallery.ca www.westwindartgallery.ca 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: 877-974-4278 info@whiterockgallery.com www.whiterockgallery.com 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 info@winsorgallery.com www.winsorgallery.com YISHU SPACE 2435 Granville St, Second Floor Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 info@yishuspace.com www.yishuspace.com A Chinese contemporary art space with a mandate to exhibit, curate and promote Chinese contemporary art. Curatorial and collection projects are welcome.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 cabc@telus.net www.cabc.net DUNDARAVE PRINT WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 1640 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-689-1650 info@dundaraveprintworkshop.ca www.dundaraveprintworkshop.ca EILEEN FONG GALLERY 2035-88 W Pender St, Tinsel Town Mall Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-889-4057 info@coopgallery.com www.coopgallery.com FIBREESSENCE GALLERY 3210 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC V6S 2B7 T. 604-738-1282 fibreessence@fibreessence.ca www.fibreessence.ca GRANVILLE ISLAND GALLERY 1494-4 Old Bridge St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-725-7515 info@GranvilleIslandGallery.com www.GranvilleIslandGallery.com LITTLE MOUNTAIN STUDIOS 195 E 26 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 2K4 T. 604-551-2284 littlemountainstudios@gmail.com MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1827 mpsprint@telus.net www.malaspinaprintmakers.com This intimate gallery, with an adjacent studio, features outstanding original hand-pulled prints. Exhibitions change monthly and feature contemporary printmaking from artists across Canada and internationally. Knowledgable staff can also help choose from over 1000 original prints made by its members in the Malaspina studio. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm. PEMBERTON STUDIOS 6-1583 Pemberton Ave North Vancouver, BC V7P 2S4 T. 604-454-1475 u.salemink-roos@shaw.ca


Public Galleries ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T. 604-927-6550 F. 604-927-6559 ellenv@evergreenculturalcentre.ca www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca/ Art+Gallery/default.htm This public gallery features seven exhibitions each year showcasing international, national and local artists. Educational programs emphasize and encourage literacy in the visual arts and are available for groups of all ages from September - June. Mon to Sat noon - 5 pm. ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 ubcilo@interchange.ubc.ca www.ubcinternational.ubc.ca/ asian_centre.htm BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 belkin@interchange.ubc.ca www.belkin-gallery.ubc.ca BELKIN SATELLITE 555 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R1 T. 604-687-3174 F. 604-822-6689 www.belkin-gallery.ubc.ca BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-205-7332 F. 604-205-7339 gallery@city.burnaby.bc.ca www.burnabyartgallery.ca 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 scottgal@eciad.bc.ca chscott.eciad.bc.ca CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710 cag@axionet.com www.contemporaryartgallery.ca FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave, Ambleside Landing West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C2 T. 604-925-7290 F. 604-925-5913 gallery@westvancouver.ca www.westvancouver.net/article.asp?c=630 LA GALERIE DU CENTRE 1551 West 7 Ave, Le Centre Culturel Francophone Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-736-9806 F. 604-736-4661 info@lecentreculturel.com www.lecentreculturel.com MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr,, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 jenwebb@interchange.ubc.ca www.moa.ubc.ca PENDULUM GALLERY 885 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC T. 604-872-6991 F. 604-876-5374 www.pendulumgallery.bc.ca PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 T. 604-986-1351 F. 604-986-5380 presentationhousegall@telus.net www.presentationhousegall.com

reisa@jccgv.bc.ca www.jccgv.com/home/cultural_art.htm SURREY ART GALLERY 13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1 T. 604-501-5566 F. 604-501-5581 artgallery@surrey.ca www.arts.surrey.ca VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 info@vanartgallery.bc.ca www.vanartgallery.bc.ca 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. VECC GALLERY 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 T. 604-251-1363 F. 604-251-1730 info@vecc.bc.ca www.vecc.bc.ca VERNON Artist-run Gallery GALLERY VERTIGO #1 (upstairs) 3001 31 St, Vernon, BC V1T 5H8 T. 250-503-2297 info@galleryvertigo.com www.galleryvertigo.com Public Gallery VERNON ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096 vernonartgallery@shawbiz.ca www.galleries.bc.ca/vernon/ GREATER VICTORIA AREA Artist-run Galleries MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING 1442 Haultain St., Victoria, BC V8R 2J9 lacroixthomas@hotmail.com www.ministryofcasualliving.ca OPEN SPACE 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria, BC V8W 1E6 T. 250-383-8833 F. 250-383-8841 openspace@openspace.ca www.openspace.ca 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.

STUDIO TOURS Eighth Annual Oak Bay artists annual Spring Studio Tour - April 28 - 29, 2007. Fifteen artists will open their studios from noon 4:30 pm. Free.Maps with studio locations available at Oak Bay Municipal Hall, Recreation Centre and Library.

RICHMOND ART GALLERY 180-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 T. 604-231-6457 F. 604-231-6423 gallery@city.richmond.bc.ca www.city.richmond.bc.ca/artgallery The Richmond Art Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in BC and Canada. Through excellence in exhibitions and education, the RAG strives to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm.

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

SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY 950 West 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7 T. 604-257-5111 F. 604-257-5119

AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185

info@theavenuegallery.com www.theavenuegallery.com Especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, the gallery considers itself a showcase for contemporary British Columbia, Canadian and international art, serving both corporate and private collectors — those new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. CHOSIN POTTERY 4283 Metchosin Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 3Z4 T. 250-474-2676 F. 250-474-2676 chosin@chosinpottery.ca www.chosinpottery.ca 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 dalesgallery@shaw.ca www.dalesgallery.ca EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328 info@eaglefeathergallery.com www.eaglefeathergallery.com FRAN WILLIS GALLERY 200-1619 Store St, Victoria, BC V8W 3K3 T. 250-381-3422 F. 250-381-7374 info@franwillis.com www.franwillis.com Victoria’s oldest and largest contemporary art gallery started in 1982 as the North Park Gallery. It was moved to its present heritage location in 1984, and re-named in 1988 when Fran Willis became the sole owner/director. They represent both emerging and established western Canadian artists of national and international stature. Solo shows change monthly, running concurrently with a continuing exhibit of artists exclusive to the gallery. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm. GALLERY ON HERALD 545 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S5 T. 250-480-7180 galleryonherald@gmail.com www.galleryonherald.com HILL’S NATIVE ART 1008 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 T. 250-385-3911 F. 250-385-5371 Toll Free: 866-685-5422 info@hillsnativeart.com www.hillsnativeart.com MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 mbatch@telus.net MAY IP-LAM GALLERY 655A Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 3L6 T. 250-384-1629 mayiplam@telus.net 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. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. MORRIS GALLERY 428 Burnside Rd E (on Alpha) Victoria, BC V8T 2X1 T. 250-388-6652 F. 250-386-6612 lance@morrisgallery.ca www.morrisgallery.ca Early drawings and watercolors by Myfanwy Spencer-Pavelic; innovative “suspended acrylics” by Terrance Finnie; boldly coloured acrylics by Linda Molloy; colorful west coast watercolors by Joanne Thomson; west coast images in soft pastels by D.F. Gray; diverse paintings by Jan Brouwer; hand-pulled serigraphs by Roy Henry Vickers. Openings on last Friday. Custom framing. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. ON CANVAS 538-B Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K8 T. 250-385-8090 F. 250-385-8090 oncanvas@telus.net www.oncanvasartgallery.com

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NOTE: Some numbers on the Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity, or in the same direction by arrow.

1 Alcheringa Gallery 2 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 3 Avenue Gallery 4 Chosin Pottery 4 Morris Gallery

Located in a beautiful loft-style heritage building in the heart of old town Victoria, this gallery offers visual inspiration to the visitor. Owner and resident artist, Karen Cooper represents a diverse group of predominately local artists, both emerging and established, whose works are modern contemporary in style. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm. SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE GALLERY 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0 T. 250-642-3421 F. 250-642-6988 gallery@sookeharbourhouse.com www.artgallery.sookeharbourhouse.com/ index.htm Displayed throughout this award-winning inn, with its internationally-renowned dining room, the unconventional gallery was created in 1998 with carefully selected works by local artists on Vancouver Island. The art, in a variety of media, generally reflects themes of edible gardens, the ocean and the surrounding forest. Daily guided Garden Tours with art display in the Edible Gardens. Gallery open daily for self-guided tour. THE GALLERY AT MATTICK’S FARM 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 T. 250-658-8333 F. 250-658-8373 dawnmscott@shaw.ca THE GALLERY IN OAK BAY VILLAGE 2223A Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-598-9890 F. 250-592-5528 thegallery@shaw.ca THE LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY 45 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1J1 T. 250-381-2781 Toll Free: 800-381-2981 lighthouse_gallery@telus.net

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The gallery presents an extensive collection of quality Canadian and international fine art in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, featuring original oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, with an emphasis on the grandeur and the magic of nature. The twodimensional art is complemented by unique creations in iron, glass and ceramic media along with limited edition prints and reproductions. Mon to Thurs 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Fri and Sat 11:00 am 8:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 info@westendgalleryltd.com www.westendgalleryltd.com First established in Edmonton in 1975, Dan and Lana Hudon opened a second Gallery located in the heart of downtown Victoria in 1994. Visitors are encouraged to explore and select from a wide range of styles and prices, from emerging to established artists and to purchase with confidence. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun/Holidays noon - 4 pm. WINCHESTER GALLERIES 2260 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G7 T. 250-595-2777 F. 250-595-2310 art@winchestergalleriesltd.com www.winchestergalleriesltd.com 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.

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Fran Willis Gallery Gallery at Mattick’s Farm Gallery in Oak Bay Village Gallery of Artisans Gallery on Herald Lighthouse Gallery

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Maltwood Gallery Martin Batchelor Gallery May Ip-Lam Gallery Ministry of Casual Living On Canvas Open Space

Cooperative Gallery GALLERY OF ARTISANS 811 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H6 T. 250-380-9505 dalnor@shaw.ca Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 T. 250-384-4101 F. 250-361-3995 communications@aggv.bc.ca www.aggv.bc.ca Engaging, challenging and inspiring! Victoria’s public art museum presents a variety of visual art experiences, media and cultures through historical to contemporary art from Asia, Europe and Canada including the work of BC’s premiere landscape artist, Emily Carr, portrayed through paintings, writings and photographs. Adults $8, Seniors/Students $6 (surcharges for special exhibitions) Mon to Sun 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA G6-1001 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 2C5 T. 250-381-2787 F. 250-383-9155 info@cacgv.ca www.cacgv.ca DELUGE CONTEMPORARY ART 636 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L3 T. 250-385-3327 delugeart@shaw.ca www.antimatter.ws MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY Box 3025 Stn CSC, University Centre, B155-380 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8W 3P2

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Royal BC Museum West End Gallery Winchester Downtown Winchester Oak Bay

T. 250-721-6562 F. 250-721-8997 pub@maltwood.uvic.ca www.maltwood.uvic.ca ROYAL BC MUSEUM 675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 T. 250-356-7226 F. 250-387-5674 Toll Free: 888-447-7977 reception@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca WHISTLER Commercial Galleries ADELE CAMPBELL FINE ART GALLERY 114 - 4293 Mountain Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-0887 F. 604-938-1887 art@adelecampbell.com www.adelecampbell.com ART JUNCTION GALLERY 1050 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1 T. 604-938-9000 F. 604-938-9000 info@artjunction.ca www.artjunction.ca MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 888-310-9726 whistler@mountaingalleries.com www.mountaingalleries.com 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


MAY IP-LAM GALLERY May Ip-Lam,“Good Couple”, oriental brush painting, 18” x 18.5”

Rodolpho Roa

Golden Nature of Light, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 40”

Oriental Brush Painting on rice paper and Contemporary Western Art


655A Herald Street Victoria, BC V8W 3L6 250-384-1629 mayiplam@telus.net


Open Daily at 45 Bastion Square Victoria, BC 250 381 2781 lighthouse_gallery@telus.net


photo by Janet Dwyer


2184 OAK BAY AVENUE, VICTORIA www.theavenuegallery.com 250-598-2184 www.gallerieswest.ca

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gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. THE PLAZA GALLERIES 22-4314 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-6233 F. 604-938-6235 info@plazagalleries.com www.plazagalleries.com WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113 info@whistlerart.com www.whistlerart.com Public Gallery SCOTIA CREEK GALLERY, MILLENIUM PLACE 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-8410 F. 604-935-8413 MYMP@myPlaceWhistler.org www.myplacewhistler.org/art.html

MANITOBA GALLERIES BRANDON Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF SOUTHWESTERN MANITOBA 710 Rosser Ave, Suite 2, Brandon, MB R7A 0K9 T. 204-727-1036 F. 204-726-8139 director.agsm@mts.net www.agsm.ca Tracing its roots back to 1890, the gallery’s mission is to lead in visual art production, presentation, promotion and education in western Manitoba. Its focus is on contemporary art while respecting local heritage and culture. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. GLEN P SUTHERLAND GALLERY 2021 Victoria Ave, Brandon University Brandon, MB T. 204-727-9750 cutschallc@brandonu.ca www.brandonu.ca/Academic/Arts/Departmen ts/Aboriginal/places/artworks.asp GIMLI Commercial Gallery MERMAID’S KISS GALLERY PO Box 509, 85 Fourth Ave, Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 T. 204-642-7453 lakemail@mts.net www.mermaidskissgallery.com 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. WINNIPEG Artist-run Galleries ACEARTINC. 290 McDermot Ave - 2nd Flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-944-9763 F. 204-944-9101 gallery@aceart.org www.aceart.org GRAFFITI GALLERY 109 Higgins Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 T. 204-667-9960 F. 204-949-0696 graffart@shaw.ca www.graffitigallery.ca PLATFORM: CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC & DIGITAL ARTS 121-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-942-8183 F. 204-942-1555 info@platformgallery.org www.platformgallery.org THE LABEL GALLERY 510 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3X1 T. 204-772-5165 alabelforartists@hotmail.com URBAN SHAMAN 203 - 290 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-2674 F. 204-944-9577

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ushaman@escape.ca www.urbanshaman.org/ VIDEO POOL MEDIA ARTS CENTRE 300-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-949-9134 F. 204-942-1555 vpadmin@videopool.org www.videopool.org 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 bayat@inuitgallery.com www.inuitgallery.com BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 6-1170 Taylor Ave, Grant Park Festival Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z4 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604 Toll Free: 800-822-5840 info@birchwoodartgallery.com www.birchwoodartgallery.com 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. GALLERY 803 803 Erin St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 2W2 T. 204-489-0872 Toll Free: 866-352-6763 gallery@gallery-803.com www.gallery-803.com GALLERY LACOSSE 169 Lilac St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S1 T. 204-284-0726 cewl@mts.net www.tlacosse.com Snuggled just north of Corydon in historic Crescentwood, this full-service gallery features artwork by a select group of more than 15 talented Canadian artists who express themselves through watercolour, mixed media, jewellery, photography, pottery, batik and printmaking - each unique and original (the artwork too!). Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. KEN SEGAL GALLERY 4-433 River Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2V1 T. 204-477-4527 ksegal@kensegalgallery.com www.kensegalgallery.com 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 Fri 10 am - 6 pm; Sat 10 am 5 pm.

NEW SPACES Celebrated Winnipeg muralist Charles Johnston and his wife Sarah have recently opened the Vault Gallery in a former neighbourhood bank at 2181 Portage Ave. LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 info@lochgallery.com www.lochgallery.com Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. MARTHA STREET STUDIO 11 Martha St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2 T. 204-779-6253 F. 204-944-1804 printmakers@mts.net The home of the Manitoba Printmakers Association is a production space and gallery featuring limited


NOTE: Some numbers on the Map may refer to more than one gallery in close proximity, or in the same direction by arrow. 1 aceartinc. 1 Outworks Gallery

1 Plug In Institute 1 Urban Shaman 2 Adelaide McDermot Gallery 3 Bayat Inuit Gallery 4 Birchwood Art Gallery 5 Gallery 803 6 Gallery 1C03 7 Gallery Lacosse

edition graphics by artists from Manitoba and Canada. Mon to Fri 11 am - 4 pm. MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 bill@mayberryfineart.com www.mayberryfineart.com Located in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, the gallery represents a select group of gifted Canadian artists including Joe Fafard, Wanda Koop, John MacDonald and Robert Genn. With over 30 years experience, they also specialize in historic Canadian and European works of collectible interest. Regular exhibitions feature important early Canadian art as well as gallery artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY 393 Portage Ave, Portage Place, 2nd Floor Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 T. 204-942-5501 F. 204-942-5502 NI.Winnipeg@ArcticCo-op.com www.ArcticCo-op.com NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 603 Corydon, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0P3 T. 204-478-7233 F. 204-475-7539 richard@nunavutgallery.com www.nunavutgallery.com THE GENUINE ARTS GALLERY 402 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1R1 T. 204-942-5313 F. 204-942-5373 gabrein@shawbiz.ca www.genuineartsgallery.com A gallery of distinction with both modern and tra-


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Gallery One One One Graffiti Gallery Ken Segal Gallery La Galerie La Maison des Artistes Loch Gallery Mayberry Fine Art Warehouse Artworks Martha Street Studio

ditional artwork, featuring framed mosaics, stained and coloured glass, broken plates and icons — artistry inspired from the traditional and historical ways. The acrylic and oil paintings on canvas are also available in limited reproductions. Co-directed by retired architects, Samia Soliman and Ghazoly Gabra. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. VAULT GALLERY 2181 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0L7 T. 204-888-7414 ntcharles320@aol.com This bright and airy former bank functions as a studio for owners Charles and Sarah Johnston as well as a showcase for the diverse works of more than 12 other artists. A sculpture garden and a mural gallery add visual interest on the outside of the building — only fitting for the gallery of an artist renowned for his public artworks both in Winnipeg and abroad. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. WAH-SA GALLERY 130-25 Forks Market Road Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 T. 204-942-5121 F. 204-888-3140 wahsa@mts.net www.wahsa.mb.ca 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. Recently relocated to Johnston Terminal at The Forks. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847

16 Medea Gallery 17 Mennonite Heritage Gallery 18 Northern Images Gallery 19 Nunavut Gallery Inc 20 Piano Nobile Gallery 21 Platform: Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts

21 Video Pool Media Arts Centre 22 Stoneware Gallery 23 The Edge 24 The Genuine Arts Gallery 25 The Label Gallery 26 The Manitoba Museum 27 The Pavilion Gallery Museum

sasaki@mts.net www.warehouseart.mb.ca 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 waynearthurgallery@waynearthurgallery.com www.waynearthurgallery.com 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 woodlands@mts.net www.woodlandsgallery.com Cooperative Galleries ADELAIDE MCDERMOT GALLERY 318 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0A2 T. 204-987-3517 An elegant space for rent to artists to show their

27 Woodlands Gallery 28 The Winnipeg Art Gallery 29 Oseredok - Ukrainian Centre 30 Wah-Sa Gallery 31 Wayne Arthur Gallery

work. No commission. Dates and hours vary with each show so call ahead. MEDEA GALLERY 132 Osborne St in The Village, Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Y3 T. 204-453-1115 medea@mts.net www.medeagallery.ca This artist-run cooperative was established in 1976, and features traditional and contemporary original fine art by Manitoba artists, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, intaglio and serigraph prints, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Rental plan and gift certificates available. Open Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4pm. OUTWORKS ART GALLERY 290 McDermot Ave, 3rd flr, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-949-0274 info@outworksgallery.com www.outworksgallery.com STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 Public Galleries EDGE ARTIST VILLAGE AND GALLERY 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1 T. 204-480-7576 edgevillage@mts.net GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134

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SPRING SHOWS: January: David B. Williams February: Linus Woods March: Jackson Beardy

by Nokomis Specializing in Canadian Woodland Aboriginal art and craft.


Johnston Terminal at The Forks, 130-25 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 (204) 942-5121 • wahsa@escape.ca • www.wahsa.mb.ca

j.gibson@uwinnipeg.ca gallery1c03.uwinnipeg.ca 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 eppr@ms.umanitoba.ca www.umanitoba.ca/schools/art/content/ galleryoneoneone/info111.html LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 boul. Provencher, St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 artsvisuels@ccfm.mb.ca www.ccfm.mb.ca LA MAISON DES ARTISTES 219 boul. Provencher, St Boniface, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-8360 maisondesartistes@hotmail.com www.tourismeriel.com/fr/ STBCityHall/site.html MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675 rdirks@mennonitechurch.ca www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/gallery PIANO NOBILE GALLERY 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB T. 204-489-2850 sross1@shaw.ca

PRESENTS EXCITING PROGRAM OFFERINGS WITH: • The Emma Lake Artist's Workshop (July 21-Aug. 4, 2007) • ELKC Residency Programs (June, August and September) • ELKC Arts and ecology Workshops (June-September)

www.emmalake.usask.ca • emma.lake@usask.ca • 306 966 2463

PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 286 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663 info@plugin.org www.plugin.org THE MANITOBA MUSEUM 190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 T. 204-956-2830 F. 204-942-3679 info@manitobamuseum.ca www.manitobamuseum.ca THE PAVILION GALLERY MUSEUM 55 Pavilion Cres, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 T. 204-888-5466 F. 204-889-8136 partnersinthepark.org 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 communications@wag.mb.ca www.wag.mb.ca Manitoba’s premiere public gallery founded in 1912, has nine galleries of contemporary and historical art with an emphasis on work by Manitoba artists. Rooftop restaurant, gift shop. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Thurs til 9 pm. UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave East, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 T. 204-942-0218 F. 204-943-2857 ucec@mts.net www.oseredok.org Oseredok is the largest Ukrainian cultural institution of its kind. It features rotating exhibitions of Canadian and international Ukrainian artists, focusing on a variety of styles, media and artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm (also Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, Jun to Aug). WINNIPEG BEACH Commercial Gallery FISHFLY GALLERY 18 Main St, Winnipeg Beach, MB R0C 3G0 T. 204-389-5661 hhook@mts.net

ESTEVAN Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 eagm@sasktel.net www.eagm.ca LUMSDEN Commercial Gallery LETTERBOX GALLERY 220 James Street N, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0 T. 306-731-3300 brenner.attic@sasktel.net MEACHAM Commercial Gallery THE HAND WAVE GALLERY Box 145, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221 june.jacobs@handwave.ca www.handwave.ca MELVILLE Public Gallery GALLERY WORKS AND THE 3RD DIMENSION 800 Prince Edward St PO Box 309 Melville, SK S0A 2P0 T. 306-728-4494 mcworks@accesscomm.ca www.melvillecommunityworks.ca MOOSE JAW Commercial Gallery YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1 T. 306-693-7600 F. 306-693-7602 info@yvettemoore.com www.yvettemoore.com 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 mjamchin@sk.sympatico.ca www.mjmag.ca NORTH BATTLEFORD Public Gallery ALLEN SAPP GALLERY 1-Railway Ave, PO Box 460 North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1760 F. 306-445-1694 sapp@accesscomm.ca www.allensapp.com The Gonor Collection offers visitors sensitive and powerful images of the Northern Plains Cree through the paintings of renowned Cree artist Allen Sapp (born in 1928 on the Red Pheasant Reserve in north central Saskatchewan) and other First Nation and Inuit artists. Spring and Summer Daily 11 am 5 pm; Fall and Winter Wed to Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. PRINCE ALBERT


Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF PRINCE ALBERT 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-953-4814 agpa@sasktel.net

Public Gallery SHURNIAK ART GALLERY 122 3 Ave W, PO Box 1178

THE GRACE CAMPBELL GALLERY 125 12 St E, Prince Albert, SK S6V 1B7 T. 306-763-8496 F. 306-763-3816


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Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 shurniakgallery@sasktel.net Just an hour south of Moose Jaw, this recentlyopened gallery was built by Saskatchewan native, Bill Shurniak to house his diverse collection of Canadian and international works of art. The collection also includes several Group of Seven pieces. Periodic recitals, readings, lectures and touring exhibits. Tearoom facilities. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sun 1 - 5 pm.


bev@jmcpl.ca www.jmcpl.ca/grace.htm REGINA Artist-run GallerY NEUTRAL GROUND 203-1856 Scarth St, Regina, SK S4P 2G3 T. 306-522-7166 F. 306-522-5075 neutralground@accesscomm.ca www.neutralground.sk.ca Neutral Ground supports contemporary art practices through both presentation and production activities. Its curatorial vision is responsive to its regional milieu in a translocal context. Programming emphasizes the contribution to new and experimental processes and supports inclusion and diversity. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and designated evening performances, openings, screenings. Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2266 Smith St, Regina, SK S4P 2P4 T. 306-522-0997 F. 306-522-5624 mail@assiniboia.com www.assiniboia.com NEW LOCATION. 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 mcintyre.gallery@sasktel.net www.mcintyregallery.com 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 info@www.mysteria.ca www.mysteria.ca 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 info@nouveaugallery.com www.nouveaugallery.com 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.

NEW SPACES Jeremy and Mary Weimer will move their Assiniboia Gallery early in 2007 from 2429 11 Ave to 2266 Smith St in Regina. TRADITIONS HANDCRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4S 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 cheryl.wolf@sasktel.net www.traditionshandcraftgallery.ca 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 vervegallery@sasktel.net www.vervegallery.ca Welcome to Regina’s cosmopolitan gallery representing work of Canadian professional and emerg-


ing artists. Verve offers a bright, dynamic mix of traditional and contemporary. Works include painting, clay, sculpture, textiles and jewellery along with an extensive selection of Canadian blown art glass. Thurs, Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm and by appointment. Cooperative Gallery ART X 9 GALLERY 410 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK S4N 0P6 T. 306-347-0481 roya@mts.net www.artx9.ca 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 info@artgalleryofregina.ca www.artgalleryofregina.ca 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 nd.archives@notredame.sk.ca www.notredame.sk.ca/tour/archives.jsp DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311, Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-777-6040 F. 306-949-7264 dunlop@rpl.regina.sk.ca www.dunlopartgallery.org MACKENZIE ART GALLERY T C Douglas Building, 3475 Albert St Regina, SK S4S 6X6 T. 306-584-4250 F. 306-569-8191 mackenzie@uregina.ca www.mackenzieartgallery.sk.ca 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. SASKATOON Artist-run Galleries A.K.A. GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-0044 F. 306-652-9924 aka@sasktel.net www.akagallery.org PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-5502 F. 306-652-9924 laura@pavedarts.ca www.pavedarts.ca Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 gallery@artplacement.com www.artplacement.com Established in 1978, the gallery’s primary emphasis is on senior and mid-career Saskatchewan artists while also representing several established western Canadian painters and overseeing a number of artist estates. Presents a year round exhibition schedule alternating solo and group exhibitions. Centrally located downtown in the Traveller’s Block Annex. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

NEW SPACES The Rouge Gallery has opened at 208 3 Ave S in Saskatoon under the direction of Wanda Underhill. COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 sales@collectorschoice.ca 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

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sculpture and estate art. Regular exhibitions. Tues to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm.

Northern Canada’s Premier Art Gallery Offering contemporary works by well-known and respected artists from across Canada.

DARRELL BELL GALLERY 317-220 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1 T. 306-955-5701 darrellbellgallery@sasktel.net www.darrellbellgallery.com 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 art@pacificgallery.ca www.pacificgallery.ca 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, Thur till 9 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

Graeme Shaw, “Edge of the Barrens Eve”, Oil, 48" x 60"

Browse and order from our collection online at:

www.birchwoodgallery.com BIRCHWOOD GALLERY 26-4910 50 Ave Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5 T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375 info@birchwoodgallery.com

ROUGE GALLERY 208 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-955-8882 wandau@rougegallery.ca www.rougegallery.ca Located in the historic Avenue Building, the recently-opened Rouge Gallery is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of emerging as well as established Canadian artists. Media include painting, textile, metal sculpture, photography, glass, wood and clay sculpture. Many of the works are offered on a lease-to-own basis. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Public Galleries DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE University of Saskatchewan, 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8 T. 306-966-8384 mary.miller@usask.ca www.usask.ca/diefenbaker


GORDON SNELGROVE GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4 T. 306-966-4208 gary.young@usask.ca www.usask.ca/snelgrove

Celebrating 50 Years

KENDERDINE ART GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Dr - 2nd level, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-966-4571 F. 306-978-8340 kenderdine.artgallery@usask.ca www.usask.ca/kenderdine


Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Columbus Centre, Toronto Members' Juried Exhibition April 5 - 30, 2007 The Leighton Art Foundation, Calgary Members' Juried Exhibition May 12 - July 3, 2007 Ogilvy’s, Montreal 40th National Open Juried Exhibition August 11 - 21, 2007

Society of Canadian Artists Société des Artistes Canadiens

For further information on exhibitions and membership:


MENDEL ART GALLERY 950 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-975-7610 F. 306-975-7670 mendel@mendel.ca www.mendel.ca The gallery is charged with collecting, exhibiting, and maintaining works of art and the development of public understanding and appreciation of art. Exhibitions of contemporary and historical art by local, national and international artists include those organised by Mendel curators and curatorial consortium members, as well as major touring exhibitions from other Canadian galleries. Daily 9 am - 9 pm. Admission free. SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 Extn: 25 F. 306-244-2711 saskcraftcouncil@shaw.ca www.saskcraftcouncil.org THE GALLERY AT FRANCES MORRISON LIBRARY 311 23rd Street East, Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6 T. 306-975-7566 F. 306-975-7766 www.publib.saskatoon.sk.ca/html/ morrison_ga.html SWIFT CURRENT Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT 411 Herbert St E, Swift Current, SK S9H 1M5

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T. 306-778-2736 F. 306-773-8769 k.houghtaling@swiftcurrent.ca www.artgalleryofswiftcurrent.org Features exhibitions of regional, provincial and national works of art. Discovery Tours and activities for groups, special events, receptions, conferences, music, films, readings, studio workshops and courses. Mon to Thur 2 - 5 pm and 7 - 9 pm, Fri to Sun 1 - 5 pm, Closed Sun in Jul and Aug. YORKTON Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton, SK S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667 info@deangallery.ca www.deangallery.ca As the only professionally-operated public art gallery within a 200 km radius of Yorkton, the Dean curates, exhibits and promotes the work of local, provincial and national contemporary artists who address issues affecting the Yorkton region. Artwork is chosen based on its relevance to the community and its ability to contribute to the Saskatchewan art scene. Exhibits in both galleries change every five to six weeks. Mon to Fri 1 pm - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 2 pm - 5 pm.

NORTHERN TERRITORIES GALLERIES WHITEHORSE Cooperative Gallery YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK COOPERATIVE 33 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 T. 867-393-4848 yaaw05@internorth.com www.yaaw.com Spectacular gallery overlooking the Yukon River ten minutes south of Whitehorse. Recent Local Secret/Big Find and Editor’s pick for North America by Travelocity. Thirty-eight Yukon artists include potters, photographers, printmakers, beadmakers, jewellers, sculptors and woodturners; watercolour, acrylic, textile, encaustic and oil painters; ceramic, warm and stained glass artists; plus furniture makers. Fri to Sun Oct to Apr; Daily May to Sept noon 5 pm. Public Gallery YUKON ARTS CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY 300 College Dr, PO Box 16 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9 T. 867-667-8485 smarsden@yac.ca www.yukonartscentre.org/gallery.htm The gallery hosts 10 - 14 exhibitions a year. It is committed to excellence in the visual arts and presenting innovative exhibitions that explore the rich diversity of contemporary art from local, regional, national and international perspectives. The gallery shows works of professional Yukon artists while bringing exhibitions of national importance to the Yukon. Tues to Fri noon - 6 pm, Sat, Sun noon - 5 pm. YELLOWKNIFE Commercial Gallery BIRCHWOOD GALLERY 26-4910 50 Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5 T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375 info@birchwoodgallery.com www.birchwoodgallery.com 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. Public Gallery PRINCE OF WALES NORTHERN HERITAGE CENTRE 4750 48 St, PO Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT X1A L29 T. 867-873-7551 F. 867-873-0205 pwnhcweb@ece.learnnet.nt.ca www.pwnhc.learnnet.nt.ca The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is a resource for the discovery of Aboriginal and European history in the North and for exploration of Northern flora and fauna. More than a museum, the Centre also supports and promotes local artists. Two areas of the Centre are reserved for temporary exhibits of Northern art. The Centre also maintains a permanent art collection. (September to May) Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sat, Sun noon - 5 pm. (June to August) daily 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.


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CELEBRATE ARTISTS DAY goldencactus@hotmail.com www.internationalartistday.com A special day for all artists held October 25th annually, to honour contributions artists have made to societies worldwide. Take an artist to lunch; visit a studio; hold an exhibition. Email events for posting on website. All artists and supporters are asked to provide reciprocal links from their sites. GALLERY WALK OF EDMONTON April 21 and 22, 2007, Edmonton, AB apaterson@tugallery.ca www.gallery-walk.com The first gallery walk of its kind in Canada was formed in 1981 to promote both art and artists of merit within the community, focusing especially on work by Canadian artists. The eight member galleries are easily accessible within a nine block walking distance. There are two self-guided events presented per year. Unique exhibitions are planned for gallery walks. Details on website.


CANVAS GALLERY 950 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6H 1Z2 T. 416-532-5275 F. 416-532-5278 canvasgallery@bellnet.ca www.canvasgallery.ca Canvas Gallery, a thriving visual arts venue in Toronto, is calling for artists with original painting, drawing, photography and mixed media works to submit images or URL by email, along with details (sizes & retail pricing). Visit website or call for more information.


KISS FINE ART Calgary, AB T. 403-229-0045 info@kissfineart.com www.kissfineart.com Representing renowned nature artist Andrew Kiss. Andrew is one of Canada’s most recognized artists for a style that captures breathless images with a reverence for realism. Originals are available in Calgary through their website. Current galleries carrying Andrew’s work are also listed on the website. Full consulting services available.


ART ON THE WALL T. 780-868-4983 artonthewall@shaw.ca www.one9.com/paul/ 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 T. 403-263-7226 info@onthelevelart.ca www.onthelevelart.ca A fully insured, full service fine arts handling company with 24 years experience providing consulting, design and installation service throughout western Canada.


BRACKEN STUDIO 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Upper Level Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-554-1523 mbracken@brackenstudio.com www.brackenstudio.com Encounter Contemporary Artist Marilynn Bracken at work in her studio. Share the creativity and feel free to ask questions. Tues to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. KAMILA & NEL ART GALLERY 768 Menawood Pl, Victoria, BC V8Y 2Z6 T. 250-294-5711 NelKwiatkowska@Picture2Portrait.net


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www.Picture2Portrait.net 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 info@kimpenner.com www.kimpenner.com Kim Penner finds continual inspiration for her beautiful acrylic paintings from all types of horses. From a portrait of a team of Belgians, to her “Kentucky Quintet”, inspired from the paddocks of a Kentucky Thoroughbred farm, Penner’s work offers a surprising diversity within her chosen genre. Originals, limited-edition prints and canvas transfers. Best of Show award at 2006 Calgary Stampede. LAUREEN MCMULLAN Calgary, AB T. 403-774-8201 laureen8@gmail.com www.laureenart.com The laureenart online gallery represents award winning artist Laureen McMullan. A graduate of ACAD in 1975, Laureen is considered a professional practicing artist by Alberta Culture. Originals and reproductions of Laureen’s art works are available in Calgary through her website. Consulting and commissions are also offered. Contact Laureen directly for prices by email or by cell at 403-922-3808.

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PUPART STUDIO Canmore, AB and Victoria, BC pupartist@shaw.ca www.pupartist.com PupArt was founded by artist Marion Morrison in response to numerous requests for her large, vibrant canine portraits. With studios in Canmore, AB and Victoria, BC, this ‘artist to the dogs’ offers colorful, modern paintings of her client’s ‘best friends’. Her commissioned paintings capture the dogs’ essence and personality for proud owners all over North America by combining realism with artistic vision and freedom. SERENDIPITY STUDIO 112 Robinson Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1R6 T. 250-537-4535 willowcrest@saltspring.com saltspring.gulfislands.com/hodgins/cre8ivity Margaret Threlfall’s studio, situated at Willowcrest Farm, an early homestead 5 minutes from Ganges, features original watercolours, oils, pencil and pastels. Her unique intuitive watercolours, accepted in juried shows, have received critical acclaim. The farm features Border Leicester sheep. Wool products, including roving and spun yarn are available. By appt or sign says OPEN. SPINA ART AND DESIGN 96 Cheyanne Meadows Way Calgary, AB T3R 1B7 T. 403-256-7115 F. 403-256-7115 fredspina@shaw.ca www.spinaart.blogspot.com An artist for 30 years and represented in collections around the world, Ferdinando (Fred) Spina has shown in galleries in New York and San Francisco and across Canada. He paints and sculpts in various materials such as watercolour, oils, acrylic, stone, wood, metal and bronze. In addition to offering a large body of completed work, Ferdinando welcomes commissions for special projects. THE MOTHERLAND STUDIO PO Box 8539, Victoria, BC V8W 3S1 T. 250-381-7871 judy@thecavanaghgroup.org www.TheMotherlandStudio.com The Motherland Studio specializes in promoting

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contemporary African art and sharing the richness and depth of African life. Featured artist Gabriel Eklou is one of Ghana’s most talented young artists. In his large acrylic paintings, Gabriel captures the essence of the African spirit with his light and graceful expressionism. By appointment only.


HODGINS ART AUCTIONS LTD 5240 1A St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J1 T. 403-252-4362 F. 403-259-3682 kevin.king@hodginsauction.com www.hodginsauction.com 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 mail@landoartauctions.com www.landoartauctions.com They hold a minimum of three catalogued auctions a year of Canadian and international fine art. Individual and corporate consignments welcome. Appraisals for insurance, donation, estate settlement, family division and other purposes. Call or email for a confidential appointment. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt.


R.J. SINDEN BOOKS & ART T. 905-393-3948 rsinden@cogeco.ca Recently relocated to GTA after 27 years in Calgary, Sinden is a dedicated on-line bookseller specializing in Canadian and international art books and catalogues. Dealer in historic photography and 20th century Canadian art. Ebay store rjsindenbooksandart. Wants lists welcome.


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KINGSTON PRIZE CANADIAN PORTRAIT COMPETITION Kingston Arts Council, PO Box 1005 Kingston, ON K7L 4X8 T. 613-769-7372 kingstonprize@artskingston.com www.kingstonprize.ca The Kingston Arts Council announces the Kingston Prize for 2007, a Canadian portrait competition. Canadian artists are invited to submit contemporary portraits of Canadians. The portraits may be either paintings or drawings, and must be made from life within the 24 months preceding the closing date, May 1, 2007. First prize $3,000; plus Honourable Mentions and People’s Choice. Details on website. SOCIETY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (SCA) www.societyofcanadianartists.com The SCA celebrates 50 years in 2007 with Members’ Juried Exhibition April 5 - 30, 2007 at Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Columbus Centre, Toronto; Members’ Juried Exhibition May 12 - July 3, 2007 at the Leighton Art Foundation, Calgary; and their 40th National Open Juried Exhibition August 11 21, 2007 at Ogilvy’s, Montreal.


JARVIS HALL FINE FRAMES 617 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-9942 jhff@shaw.ca 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.


GALLERYSOFT INC 10 Oak Ridge Drive, Georgetown, ON L7G 5G6 T. 905-877-8713 F. 905-877-4811 info@gallerysoft.com www.gallerysoft.com 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.


ARTBIZ WEB DESIGN \T. 403-949-2693 artbiz@kimbruce.biz www.artbiz.kimbruce.biz Artbiz provides affordable websites, specializing in fine art web design. Creating chic, custom, personalized sites for artists, art groups and galleries, at a reasonable price. Kim Bruce has an extensive corporate design background; a visual problem solver with years of experience in professional presentation. Art, her passion; digital technologies, her tool.


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


TRIANGLE GALLERY ART RENTAL SERVICES T. 403-874-9685 info@artrentals.ca www.artrentals.ca 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-MASTERS 1608 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1M5 T. 403-229-2953 info@art-masters.net www.art-masters.net Specializing in professional, archival, custom giclée printing for more than 10 years with complete inhouse service, they cater to discriminating artists, galleries, and art publishers locally and around the world. Expertise in colour correction creates the rich colours, textures and high definition of original artwork, and printing is done with special UV inhibiting inks and varnishes. TA'LANA FINE ART PRODUCTIONS 101A-5855 9 St SE Calgary, AB T2H 1Z9 T. 403-730-8846 F. 403-252-1897 talanafap@telus.net www.talana.ca Ta'Lana Fine Art Productions was started in 1998 as a family-owned business devoted exclusively to the production of high quality giclées. They are committed to the giclée process and what it offers the artist, publisher, gallery owner and eventual buyer. They use state-of-the-art, in-house systems and industry-leading software and equipment to produce the best possible giclée for the artist.


EMMA LAKE KENDERDINE CAMPUS University of Saskatchewan, c/o Paul Trottier, Director, Room 133, Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8 T. 306-966-2463 emma.lake@usask.ca www.emmalake.usask.ca 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.


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 admissions@acad.ab.ca


SERIES 2007 SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS Red Deer College, 100 College Blvd, PO Box 5005 Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 T. 403-342-3130 linda.cullen-saik@rdc.ab.ca www.rdc.ab.ca/continuingeducation Experience a week of creativity and learning with instruction by world-renowned artists. Something for everyone. All levels. Ceramics, Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Woodworking, Woodcarving, Jewellery, Fibre Arts, Metal Arts, Book Arts, Stained Glass, Glass Blowing and Flameworking. July and August, 2007. Visit website for details.


ART CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-543-9900 sandra@artcentral.ca www.artcentral.ca 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 Sandra Neil. ARTSPACE EXHIBIT GALLERY AND VENUE 1235 26 Ave SE - 2nd level Crossroads Market Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-294-3406 info@artspace.ca www.artspace.ca Artspace features 35,000 square feet of galleries located on the 2nd floor of Crossroads Markets in a unique historical building 5 minutes from downtown. Beautiful gallery space available for rent both short term and long term.


ARTISTS EMPORIUM 1610 St James St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2 T. 204-772-2421 artists@artistsemporium.net www.artistsemporium.net A Canadian based company supplying highest quality products since 1977 with over 100,000 items offered in a 12,000 square feet retail space. The fun-friendly atmosphere extends from the free Saturday morning art classes, through the extensive art library and spinning the roulette wheel at their annual Artists Open House. They are committed to maintaining a high level of inventory at competitive prices while continually expanding product lines. Mon to Thur 9 am - 6 pm, Fri til 9 pm, Sat 9 am 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. CLASSIC GALLERY FRAMING INC 3376 Sexsmith Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 7S5 T. 250-765-6116 F. 250-765-6117 Toll Free: 800-892-8855 info@classicgalleryframing.com www.classicgalleryframing.com High quality mouldings, liners and liner profiles are produced by utilizing the most efficient manufacturing processes combined with the care and detail that comes with creating handcrafted products. All steps of production are done inside their factory. The full range of products may be previewed online and are available through most fine art dealers and framers. INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 1006 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 inglart@telusplanet.net www.inglewoodart.com Store claims best selection and prices in Calgary on pre-stretched canvas and canvas on the roll. Golden Acrylics and Mediums with everyday prices below retail. Volume discounts on the complete selection of Stevenson Oils, Acrylics and Mediums. Other name-brand materials, brushes, drawing supplies, easels, an extensive selection of paper and more.


Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 132 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 403-283-2288 info@kensingtonartsupply.com www.kensingtonartsupply.com 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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 ARTISTSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; MATERIALS 1518 7 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1A7 T. 403-228-3618 monalisa@nucleus.com www.monalisa-artmat.com Welcome to one of Western Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest fine art supply retailers. Established in 1959, Mona Lisa provides excellent customer service combined with a broad spectrum of products and technical knowledge. Clients from beginner to professional, find everything they need to achieve their artistic goals. Volume discounts and full-time student and senior discounts available. Mon - Fri 8 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES T. 604-435-9991 F. 604-435-9941 Toll Free: 800-663-6953 info@opusframing.com www.opusframing.com Opus has stores in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, North Vancouver, and Langley, plus online shopping and mail order service. They offer an extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies. Check them out online, or drop by for some inspiration. They also produce an e-newsletter full of sales, art news and articles, and provide ĂŤhow toâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; handouts and artist demos. Western Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; resource. SWINTONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ART SUPPLIES 7160 Fisher St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0W5 T. 403-258-3500 swinton@telus.net www.swintonsart.com 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. Swintonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Instruction classes, art books and magazines. Sign up for regular newsletter mailing. Mon to Fri 9 am - 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm; Summer (July/August) Mon to Fri till 6:30 pm, closed Sun.











www.acad.ab.ca Founded in 1926, the ACAD is one of only four degree-granting institutions in Canada dedicated exclusively to professional visual art and design education. ACAD provides accredited degree-standard education and learning opportunities to more than 1000 full time and 1130 continuing education students. The rigorous studio program produces innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and visually talented students. ACAD creates a learning environment rich in character and extensive in quantity, quality and professional capability for its student body of artistic thinkers.


THE GALLERY/ART PLACEMENT INC. 228 3 Ave S (back lane entrance) Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3931 supplies@artplacement.com www.artplacement.com Professional artists, University art students, art educators and weekend artists rely on The Gallery/Art Placementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art supply store for fine quality materials and equipment at reasonable prices. A constantly expanding range of materials from acrylics, oils and watercolours, to canvas, brushes, specialty paper, soapstone and accessories. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm.


STUART COWEN PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 11148 81 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 0S5 T. 780-431-0151 info@scpc.ca www.scpc.ca 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.


EXECUTIVE WELCOME WAGON T. 403-263-0175 www.welcomewagon.ca/en/business 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.

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After his father abandoned the family, Alexander Young Jackson began working for a Montreal lithography company at the age of 12. By 1914 he was sharing a studio in Toronto with Tom Thomson and painting regularly in Algonquin Park. In the 1920s Jackson joined the Group of Seven and began exhibiting with them, and throughout his career he interpreted Canadian identity through the environment. This panel, Mountain Ash, Grace Lake, was acquired by Loch Gallery in Calgary from a man in Scotland whose father-in-law had unsuccessfully tried to sell it at a garage sale for five pounds. After discovering that the artist was a well-known Canadian painter, the son-in-law approached Loch Gallery. “We received a call from a man letting us know that he owned an A.Y. Jackson oil and wanted to sell it,” says Ian Loch, who manages the Calgary location. “Two days later the image arrived via email and sure enough, it was a Jackson panel.” 98 Galleries West Spring 2007

Loch researched the work and discovA.Y. Jackson Mountain Ash, Grace Lake ered that Grace Lake, Ontario was welloil on panel, October 1940, liked by two Group of Seven painters— 10 1/2" x 13 1.2" A.Y. Jackson and Franklin Carmichael. In Canadian Landscape, a 1941 documentary, the National Film Board featured Jackson painting the view at Grace Lake. Loch also learned that a canvas painted by Jackson with the same title and date is in the Carleton University Art Gallery Collection. After comparing the two, he says this panel is most definitely the sketch, which would have been painted on site at Grace Lake, while the canvas would have been painted in the studio. Exhibited in October during the gallery’s Annual Exhibition & Sale of Historical Works of Significance, the Mountain Ash, Grace Lake panel was purchased by an undisclosed buyer. It is valued at more than $35,000. – Rod Chapman www.gallerieswest.ca

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Showing new and original works by some of Canada's greatest contemporary artists such as Randolph Parker, Robert Genn, Joe Fafard, Christopher Walker, Steven Armstrong, Paul Grignon and Carol Evans. Offering a great selection of historical and collectible Canadian paintings by Emily Carr, The Group of Seven, E.J. Hughes, Walter Phillips, The Beaver Hall Group, and many more.





Our collections of Northwest Coast Native art, Inuit art and historic basketry, all longtime specialties of the gallery, are among the strongest in the region.


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Galleries West Spring 2007  

Vol 6 No 1 Your link to the visual arts in Western Canada

Galleries West Spring 2007  

Vol 6 No 1 Your link to the visual arts in Western Canada