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RICK RIVET INSIDE A FLOATING WORLD

The conceptual consumerism of

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Emily Carr, French Girl, circa 1911

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Douglas Haynes, “Red-Green Tangle”, Dec. 1979, 66 1/4" x 56 3/4", acrylic on canvas

CELEBRATING 28 YEARS IN CALGARY

Through January 19, 2008 LES GRAFF A continuing exhibition of new works from his latest series

March 6 - April 12 DOUGLAS HAYNES An Overview of a 50 Year Career Opening Reception with the Artist, Thursday, March 6, 5 - 8 PM

January 26 - March 1 HOUSE WINE A rotating selection of gallery artists featuring new paintings by RICK RIVET

April 17 - May 10 ROY LEADBEATER Sculpture & New Paintings Opening Reception with the Artist, Thursday, April 17, 5 - 8 PM

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Watercolor, prismacolor and acrylic by accomplished artist Judith Panson

Into the Lake, oil on canvas by M. Wheeler

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Call to children's book artists/illustrators for September 21-28, 2008 Exhibition

Collector’s Choice Exhibition January 2008 Including original prints by: Antoni Tapies, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Sam Francis, Joan Miro, Josef Albers, Claes Oldenburg, Willem de Kooning, Luigi Kasimir, Henri Matisse and others.

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News and events from across the region Spotlight on: Mixed media artist Chai Duncan; Saskatoon’s Aneco public art project; the Corridor Collective artists’ space; Norval Morrisseau

Shows scheduled for the fall season: John Chalke Sorel Etrog Lynn Richardson J.C. Heywood Michael Markowsky Eve Kotyk Sylvain Bouthillette Sydney Lancaster Dream House David Graff Ronald Boaks Maynard Johnny, Jr. Craig Yeats David Wilson

Exclusive reviews of recent shows throughout Western Canada: Cartographies at Elissa Cristall Gallery; Michael La Rocque at Kamloops Art Gallery; Grant McConnell at The Gallery; George Vergette at Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery; Peter John Voormeij at Elliott Louis Gallery; Carin Mincemoyer and Jefferson Campbell-Cooper at ODD Gallery; Roy Arden at Vancouver Art Gallery

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Building for the New Bohemians

Homage: Rick Rivet

Tasked with attracting members of the “creative class”, Western Canadian cities are all confronting the challenges of developing truly vital cultural districts By Richard White

With recurring imagery, this BC painter’s vision moves into the world of myth and metaphysics By Portia Priegert

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Installing Mother at Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery, artist Sarah Beck makes us complicit in the culture of consumption By Steven Ross Smith

Jean-Paul Riopelle, Abstract Composition (1950) By Jill Sawyer

58 Masters of Miniature First Nations sculptors scale it down By Beverly Cramp Plus, Collecting 101: Northwest Coast artwork

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CHARLES VAN SANDWYK “TWENTY ONE YEARS - TWENTY ONE PRINTS” Opening Reception Thursday, February 7th 6-9 pm

Spirit Owl’ - Hand coloured etching , Charles van Sandwyk

Twenty One Years - Twenty One Prints and Suites, Charles van Sandwyk

A special exhibition of hand pulled etchings & limited edition books by noted Vancouver artist, small press publisher and printmaker Charles van Sandwyk. Featuring Charles’s Magnum Opus, Twenty One Years - Twenty One Prints and Suites, copy John Ronald Reuel. (JRR Tolkien). The issue is limited to ten, named, copies featuring sixty plus, original sepia etchings and an essay by van Sandwyk. The book is bound in a full leather binding with elaborate gold tooling, onlay and a clamshell box by Seattle bookbinder Claudia Cohen.

Winter 2008 Exhibition Schedule JANUARY - Joël Pelerin “A Montage of Reunion Island Women” Fine Art Photography • Reception Friday January 11th 6-9 pm FEBRUARY - Juan Dawn “Be Careful with your Heart” Mixed Media Sculptures • Artist Reception Thursday January 31st 6-9 pm MARCH - Sydney Lancaster “Souvenirs” Mixed Media Works • Artist Reception Saturday March 1st 1–5 pm “Flight” - A Book Arts Exhibition • Artist Reception Thursday March 13th 6–9 pm APRIL - Carol Nelson Meleshko “New Works” New Oils & Acrylics • Artist Reception Thursday March 27th 6–9 pm

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first impressions

The visual arts season in Western Canada

REGINA CERAMIST HONOURED Rory MacDonald, a Regina-based ceramic artist known for work that blurs the line between functional and decorative ceramics, has won the 2007 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramists, one of the biggest visual arts awards given to Canadian ceramists. Given annually by the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario in partnership with local patron Winifred Shantz, the award provides $10,000 toward professional development. An assistant professor in the Fine Art department at the University of Regina, MacDonald has established a practice that easily breaks the boundaries of ceramic art. His work weaves the functional history of fired 18 Galleries West Spring 2008

clay — as architectural embellishment, building material, and industrial component — into innovative fine art. Most recently, his work was included in a group show organized by Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery called Mobile Structures, about the line between architecture and ceramic art.

BETWEEN THE COVERS One of the most heralded art books to hit the market in the past few months is Roald Nasgaard’s Abstract Painting in Canada, a lavishly illustrated compendium of almost one hundred years of Canadian painting history. Written over the course of five years by the former chief curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the book traces early attempts to break from the figurative

and realist techniques by painters such as Kathleen Munn and Lawren Harris. It leaps through eras defined by artists, notably Jean-Paul Riopelle, and includes western Canadian masters such as Jack Shadbolt and Takao Tanabe. Published by Douglas & McIntyre, Nasgaard’s book concludes

graffiti kiln (flow blue), Rory MacDonald, portable kiln, glaze.

with a forward look to the promise of the 21st century. Other notable books recently published include the long-awaited study of the life and work of celebrated Saskatchewan-born abstract painter Otto Rogers. Published by Radius Books and called, simply Otto Donald Rogers, the book finely illustrates the breadth of Rogers’ talent. The book is available through galleries that represent the painter, including Gallery Jones in Vancouver and the Paul Kuhn Gallery in Calgary. Roald Nasgaard’s Abstract Painting in Canada www.gallerieswest.ca

first impressions FIRST LOOK CHAI DUNCAN For Chai Duncan, the medium matters less than the exploration process. His work is varied and includes short narrative and experimental films, encaustic drawings, installations, and found objects encased in wax and resin, just to name a few. Recently, he’s returned to photography. “I grew up in a family involved in the photography business and have always used a camera the way some people use a sketch book.” His most recent series of works involve juxtaposing porcelain bird statues with old nature pictures and paintings, then photographing the results. “There’s a naivety and sweetness to how nature is represented in the figurines,” he says. “There’s a pathos captured in the images that speaks of a nature lost and a longing for what may have been. Yet in reality, it’s just fake on fake.” He has a sense of play and mystery in that creative process, often not knowing what will happen or where explorations will lead. He’s fascinated by the tension generated by the desire for a corporeal security and the reality that nothing in this world is permanent. “I'm interested in the illusion of security,” he muses.

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Duncan earned an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan shortly before

Chai Duncan

moving to Lethbridge in 2006, where he teaches art at the University of Lethbridge. His recent exhibitions include a group show at Third Space Art Gallery in

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St. John, NB, and a video collaboration with Toronto artist Andrew Taggert for

Bunny Valley,

an exhibition called Emerging Landscape at the Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary.

Chai Duncan

Nouveau Gallery in Regina represents him, listing him as one of their new artists.

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In his studio surrounded by sketches, completed works, raw materials and

photograph

experiments in progress, Chai is never bored. “There’s always something that excites me and pulls me into the studio.”

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PORTRAITIST AWARDED Joshua Choi, a painter based in Vancouver and Etobicoke, Ontario, has been awarded the 2007 Kingston Prize, given biannually for portraiture. His painting, titled Emily, was chosen from 30 finalists among more than 200 entries for the 2007 award, this year increased to $10,000 through an endowment from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation.

BC FUNDS ARTS SCHOOL With an influx of cash from the BC government — almost $50 million announced in November — work conSimon Fraser University’s new School for the Contemporary Arts. Design by Henriquez Partners www.gallerieswest.ca

tinues on one of the most ambitious creative revitalization projects in Vancouver. Breaking ground in a location that’s popularly known as “the old Woodward’s building,” Simon Fraser University is building their new multi-disciplinary School for the Contemporary Arts on the city’s East Side. Part of a larger redevelopment of the site that is expected to become a cultural magnet for the city, the School is set to move there in late 2009. The school has a 30-year track record in education for a variety of fine and performing arts disciplines, including dance, theatre, and visual arts, and this new site, designed by the Vancouver firm Henriquez Partners, will include a ground-floor contemporary art gallery that will have

an artistic and curatorial teaching component.

KELOWNA ATTRACTS OLYMPICS GRANT Noted BC artists Dana Claxton, Jayce Salloum and Henry Tsang have been commissioned to create new original work in contemporary media as part of a unique funding program tied to the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. The work is underway through the Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art in Kelowna, which was awarded $107,000 for creation and development of the commission by the Arts Partners in Contemporary Art, a partnership between a group of funders including The City of Vancouver, the Canada Council, and the Vancouver Organizing Committee Galleries West Spring 2008 19

first impressions COMMUNITY SOUNDS OF SASKATOON An unexpected respite from the angst of public transit, Charles Fox’s audio installation Wildurban brings the soothing sounds of nature to Saskatoon’s downtown bus mall. Piped in on an eight-channel outdoor system, Fox’s meadow sound effects are interspersed with the gusting exhaust noise of the city’s buses, and Saskatoon Transit’s own Muzak soundtrack. It’s part of Aneco, a three-year civic initiative to break out of the box of public art with site-specific works including video projection, new media and photography. Curated by Saskatoon artist Ellen Moffat, the project includes works by a cross-Canada selection of artists — Terry Billings, Micah Lexier, Wendy Peart, Arthur Renwick, Stacia Veregin, Charles Fox, Jen Hamilton and Chris St. Amand. Aneco stems from the establishment of Saskatoon as a Cultural Capital of Canada, and Moffat’s proposal for a project that would bring new audiences and new thought to public art was accepted last spring. A whirlwind of collecting existing pieces led to the installation of most of the work this fall in sites including the Frances Morrison Library, City Hall, and the bus depot. Lexier’s work is set to be projected on the city’s new Persephone Theatre. “My drive was to put the artwork first,” says Moffat, who also participated in a wide-ranging professional forum in Saskatoon in November on the future of public art. She wanted to look for sites that fit the work, rather than choosing sites then looking for artwork that fit. She also

ABOVE: Delegates: Chiefs of the Earth and Sky,

wanted to push the

Arthur Renwick, photographic prints mounted

boundaries a bit, and

on aluminum with copper, 2001, 59" X 30"

surprise people. “My

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LEFT: Rolling Composter, Wendy Peart, steel and

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for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The project, titled Edges of Diversity, shares a $1-million grant with only seven other arts organizations in the province, and is earmarked for development of a creative project that underscores the province’s diverse culture.

ART PRIZE GOES TO KEN LUM Acclaimed Vancouver-based multidisciplinary artists have had a good run at the Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Awards. The first annual $25,000 Hnatyshyn Award, given in 2006, went to Stan Douglas, and this year’s was won by painter, sculptor, photographer and conceptual artist Ken Lum. Known for his large-scale site-specific 20 Galleries West Spring 2008

works, including There is no place like home, installed on the façade of Vienna’s Kunsthalle, and Four Boats Stranded: Red and Yellow, Black and White, on the roof of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Lum’s work as an artist, teacher and curator is dedicated to

dissolving the boundaries between art, culture and politics. Established by the late Right Honourable Ramon Hnatyshyn, former Governor General, the Foundation supports a selection of important awards in the arts, volunteerism and law. The Visual Arts Awards are given annually, one to an artist in mid-career, and one to an outstanding Canadian curator. This year’s curatorial award was given to Montreal-based gallery director Louise Déry.

PEOPLE & PLACES Steve Loft, who until very recently was director of the Urban Vancouver artist Ken Lum, winner of the 2007 Hnatyshyn Award

Shaman artist-run centre in Winnipeg, has been appointed to the position of first aboriginal curator-in-residence at Ottawa’s National Art Gallery. Further sign of the Gallery’s commitment to bringing Canadian aboriginal art to a more prominent place in the public consciousness, Loft’s appointment is particularly promising because of his track record for developing and supporting the work of contemporary artists in photography, video, and new media…With the retirement of president and CEO Mike Robinson, Calgary’s Glenbow Museum has appointed noted artist Jeffrey Spalding to the position. President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Spalding was most recently director and curator of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. He was also instrumental in building the www.gallerieswest.ca

first impressions GREAT SPACE CORRIDOR COLLECTIVE STUDIO AND GALLERY

the Collective an “exciting, generative space” that allows artists to disappear into

A unique artistic endeavour is taking place in a nondescript building in the moun-

their work while staying connected. “I really believe you can’t operate in isolation

tain town of Canmore, Alberta. For the past year, the Corridor Collective Studio

as an artist,” she says. “I find that’s one of the biggest values to me as an artist.

and Gallery, the brainchild of Cheryl Baxter, who runs Canmore’s Elevation Gallery,

The Collective gives me a chance to work with a diverse group.” Baxter is now

and her husband Chris Beck, has provided five Bow Valley artists with a place to

looking at expanding the space, opening it to more artists. “I think the most excit-

work, experiment and show their work.

ing thing about this place is the potential for growth,” she says.

Baxter and Beck started the Collective in October 2006 in a 3,000-sq.-ft. space

— Rob Alexander

in Canmore’s Elk Run industrial area as a means to help artists learn the business of art, and at the same time offer a space where the process of art-making would

Painter Pascale Ouellet in the Corridor Collective space

be more important than the need to sell work. “I wanted to know what the artist’s experience is from start to finish,” says Baxter. “I wanted to understand why the outcome is what it is.” Collective members pay a low monthly studio rent and a nominal portion of each sale goes to cover group expenses. Baxter takes care of the administrative duties and acts as an advisor. Otherwise she tries to keep out of the way, allowing the five artists – currently Chrissy Nickerson, Landon Giauque, Pascale Ouellet (Bigoudi), Susan Padula and Janice Tanton – to make the decisions. The Collective PHOTOGRAPH: ROB ALEXANDER

is separated into six studios with a large central gallery used to host shows and workshops. The gallery is also available for artists of all disciplines, in fine and performing arts, to host an opening or an event. Given the multi-faceted approach, Tanton calls

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permanent collection of the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery by thousands of important works. As an artist, Spalding has participated in solo and group exhibitions at venues including the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the McMichael Canadian Collection… One of Jeffrey Spalding’s protégés, Ryan Doherty has been appointed curator at Lethbridge’s Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG). Returning to Lethbridge after finishing a Master of Arts from Bard College in New York, Doherty previously worked as a curatorial assistant at the University of Arabella Campbell, winner of the 2007 RBC Painting Competition with her winning work, Physical Facts Series #6 22 Galleries West Spring 2008

Lethbridge Art Gallery, and as assistant curator at SAAG. In his spare time he also curated the current show of abstract work at the U of L, Big Bangs …The MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina has recently appointed Michelle LaVallee as assistant curator. An interdisciplinary artist and curator originally from Newmarket, Ontario, LaVallee was a recipient of the Canada Council’s grant program for aboriginal curators, and had been developing programming in 2007 for A Space Gallery in Toronto.

PAINTERS HONOURED BY RBC Arabella Campbell, a painter based in Vancouver, took home the national prize for the 2007 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Awarded the www.gallerieswest.ca

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first impressions IN MEMORIAM NORVAL MORRISSEAU One of the most iconic painters in Canadian history, Norval Morrisseau passed away in Toronto on December 4 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. There are very few artists who are as strongly associated with a particular style as Morrisseau, who created and defined the Woodland style of painting. A unique update of traditional Ojibwa PHOTOGRAPH: STEFFICH FINE ART

iconography, his style is instantly recognizable, and has been widely imitated. Born in 1932 near Beardmore, Ontario, Morrisseau was self-taught, and over 50 years as a paint-

Norval Morrisseau near Beardmore,

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Ontario with his wife, Harriet, 1962

with a remarkable emotional depth. He developed a way to communicate his own interpretations of Ojibwa legend, and his experience with spirit worlds and contemporary, non-native religion. His iconic figures are most often presented in a skeletal or X-Ray style, revealing segmented and symbolic interiors. Given the Ojibwa name Copper Thunderbird as a boy, his story was recently told in an original play of the same name that debuted at the National Arts Centre in 2007. In 2006, Morrisseau became the first aboriginal artist to be given a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Ottawa.

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FACEBITOR – The Untimely Transmogrification of the Problem, Chris Millar, acrylic on canvas, 2006, 33" X 40"

— The Untimely Transmogrification of the Problem. Established by RBC to

recognize emerging Canadian painters, www.gallerieswest.ca

W the weiss gallery april 17 - may 17

march 13 - april 12

A White Mast Tickles the Belly of a Cloud, oil on linen, 80” X 70”

B (detail), pencil on paper, 10” X 14”

Still Life, After Fontin, ed. of 10, fujiflex print, 42” X 42”

february 7 - march 8

ronald boaks: paintings & still life photographs

aron hill:

france jodoin:

colony

crossings

1021 sixth street southwest calgary alberta canada T2R 1R2 403 262 1880 info@theweissgallery.com www.theweissgallery.com

being human an international juried exhibition celebrating the human figure march 15 - april 26th, 2008 opening reception: Saturday March 15th 2-4pm

Leighton Art Centre

“Exuberance” 30”x36” Oil by: Amy Dryer

Box 9, Site 31, RR #8 Calgary, AB T2J 2T9 (403) 931-3633 www.leightoncentre.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm

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Patrick Meagher, Double Helix Cat, bronze on granite with Lapis Lazuli stones, 18" x 9" x 9".

Noctuary 16 - 29 FEBRUARY Gordon Harper, Ian Rawlinson and David Wilson

Abstract Paintings 8 - 22 MARCH Scott Plear R.C.A.

New Watercolours 5 - 18 APRIL Jerry Heine

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the annual competition leads to a traveling exhibition showcasing all the semi-finalists.

Martha Sturdy's recent sculptural

STURDY SCULPTURE GRACES GARDEN

fine and decorative art in steel, brass and resin.

Vancouver-based sculptor Martha Sturdy has brought a splash of colour to the Wellness Garden at the Vancouver General Hospital with the donation of a steel sculpture painted poppy red. Made of two abstract figures, at 28 feet and 24 feet, Sturdy says the work symbolizes the bonds between beings — doctor and patient, parent and child, husband and wife. It was donated as part of the hospital’s Art Committee initiative, which has brought more than 500 artworks by mostly Canadian artists to the foyers, lobbies and waiting rooms of VGH buildings. A long-time supporter of the hospital, Martha Sturdy is known for her three-dimensional works of

donation to the Vancouver General Hospital

CORRECTION Galleries West regrets that the cover

photograph for the Fall 2007 image was misidentified. The work, Illuminations of Kamloops by Shima Iuchi, was photographed in installation at the Kamloops Art Gallery in 2005, as part of a group show called Urban Insights. The photograph should have been credited to Victor Hamm.

Shima Iuchi, Illuminations of Kamloops, 2004 – 2005, copper tubing, handmade Japanese paper with Kamloops mountain soil, acrylic medium, digital sound, lights www.gallerieswest.ca

...introducing... April 3 - 12, 2008

Gérard Castonguay

Alex Fong

Constance Bachmann

...colour my world... February 28 – March 8, 2008

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AVENUE GALLERY Group Show

B O TA N I CAL ENCOUNTERS

Renato Muccillo

MARCH 2 – 15 Op en in g , a r tis ts ’ pr e s e nta tion a nd r e c e ption M a r c h 2nd, 12 – 4 pm

Linda Thompson

Jutta Kaiser

Laura Harris

Kristeen Verge

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Joyce Kamikura

fine art gallery

Ken Campbell

Artspace Gallery is pleased to showcase two new artists

Danseuse a la jupe en plumes, 22" x 28" acrylic on canvas by Marianna Mikhaylyan

Reaching Shadows, 30" x 40" oil on board by Mark Berens

Quebec artist, Marianna Mikhaylyan, uses her background in ballet and figure skating to create works of art filled with unrestricted movement and colour

Mark Berens, who currently resides in Toronto, finds inspiration in our uniquely diverse, breathtaking Canadian landscape

Work available now

New work arriving regularly

2nd floor of the Crossroads Market, 1235 26th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 For exhibition information call the gallery (403) 269-4278 or www.artspacegallery.ca To host an event, contact Colin (403) 863-9771 or info@artspace.ca www.gallerieswest.ca

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Daniel Lindley presents

abstraction Since opening Keystone Art Gallery in April, I have been pleasantly surprised to detect an interest in abstraction among some clients and I wanted to pursue it. When I had a cancellation of a non-abstract show this past November, there was a brief window of opportunity to put together a survey show. With an unbelievably short lead-time I assembled nearly 100 pieces by approximately 40 artists. The show became so large I had to rent a second space and, in fact, it prompted my move to larger premises in December. Here are some highlights from the show. Don Kottmann, Radapa, 2004-6

Dick Der, Chinatown Tango #7

This painting was one of three I selected for the show – from the same year the artist had a large retrospective exhibition of his ‘sunspot paintings’ at the Art Gallery of Calgary. All the works selected, like this one, are transitional in feel. The abstraction is obvious but there is also the sense that his earlier figurative paintings shown at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery during 1989 are just waiting to emerge from within.

I was happy to get this one work by Dick Der. For whatever reason he seems to slip under the radar in Canada and was overlooked in the recent Abstract Painting in Canada book. No doubt his higher international exposure had something to do with it. He often works with various found and collected objects, in a very dense manner. The work is heavily laboured and thoughtful.

Royden Mills Above - Inside Orientation: Below - Barrier: Inside, Over, Under, or Through: These large, human-scale sculptures are two of four works by the artist included in the show. His work shows a simple elegance combined with a formal orientation, following in the tradition of Peter Hide and Sir Anthony Caro. This tradition combines with influences from his time in Japan. The pieces speak of solidity, timelessness, elegance and physicality but still have an ethereal quality.

Phil Darrah, Breaking Pillars, 1994 This is one of the two large works from the same year. Both are refined, elegant and simple in their execution, but neither had ever been shown before. They were preparatory to the artist’s subsequent large commission at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton.

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

LYNN RICHARDSON ALBERTA: Business as Usual, Feb 28 to April 5, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton

By Amy Fung Our great Canadian north, a place as elusive as it is majestic, has suffered from serious ecological and industrial upheavals. The trials of technological affects on the northern landscape often remain silent in the media, but installation artist and sculptor Lynn Richardson has playfully re-imagined the northern landscape in Business as Usual. Richardson imagines an industrial life lived on icebergs for a contextualized sculpture installation that questions the presence of corporate and government influences on the land. Motors and small engines, industrial symbols of labour and manufacturing, align themselves along the pristine lines of colonized icebergs. Coming off a series of works that recently exhibited during the Open Spaces project at the Toronto International Art Fair last year, Richardson continues this light-hearted investigation into northern themes. Known for creating product-friendly survival kits for an impending ice-age, and abstract sculptures on both vast and minimal scales, this current body of work reveals Richardson’s trademark aesthetic hovering between the bleak and the cheeky. Elegant three-dimensional decorative patterns conjuring colonial autocracy contrast stark looming towers of abstract hydro electric stations. Infusing symbols of both product and process, the capitalistic corporatization of the landscape is projected as a manufacturing (and not manufactured in the vein of Edward Burtynsky) landscape. As an Assistant Professor at Keene State College in New Hampshire, the former Winnipeg-based artist has been accumulating this body of work since 2005. Continuing to search for ABOVE AND RIGHT: Lynn resolution in the work, her liminal Richardson, at work on residency between Canada and the U.S. has provided much of the serious Business as Usual and contextual inspiration behind her pieces. During three years of traveling back and forth over the border, she thought about the lingering effects of the attack on the World Trade Centre, Canada’s involvement with the Kyoto Protocol agreements and the ongoing softwood lumber arguments running through the loopholes of NAFTA. Richardson started merging all of these concerns into a body of work that looked specifically at consumerism and resources, and their irrevocable effects on the Canadian landscape. www.gallerieswest.ca

artist index Since moving to New Hampshire, a state that has historically predicted the outcome of the U.S. presidential elections, political rivalry over the Arctic and its resources has loomed large in her work. She received a Canada Council grant to explore Canada’s north, and took in the visceral effect of the ecotourism boom on the region. The result is Business as Usual. “It’s interesting to look at the survival aspects in a future that looks both grim and humorous,” says Vince Gasparri, executive director of Harcourt House Gallery. “I’m especially interested in (Richardson’s) perspective on man’s impact on the environment. It has humorous qualities at first, but upon deeper reflection, you see some serious investigation that will inspire dialogue.”

Lynn Richardson ..........31 John Chalke .................32 Sorel Etrog ..................34 J.C. (Carl) Heywood .....36 Michael Markowsky.....36 David Wilson ...............36 Dream House...............38 David Graff ..................38 Maynard Johnny, Jr......38 Ronald Boaks...............40 Sydney Lancaster. ........40 Craig Yeats ..................40 Eve Kotyk.....................41 Sylvain Bouthillette......41

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JOHN CHALKE ALBERTA: January 17 to 21, Willock & Sax Gallery, Banff

By Amber Bowerman It was 20-below on a November weekend, closer to 30-below with the wind chill, but ceramists John Chalke and his wife Barbara Tipton were headed to their rustic cabin west of Sundre in the Alberta foothills in spite of the bitter cold. They would be firing up their three-chamber wood-fired kiln for the last time until spring. It’s a huge undertaking. Packing the more than 100 clay pieces — pots, bowls, plates and more — into the chambers takes six or seven hours itself. “It’s not the firing that’s a problem,” Chalke explains. “It’s that you have to pack the kiln in a certain way. It’s like you’re moving and you’re packing a chest.” After packing the kiln, the next step is a lot of waiting — at least 14 hours. Shift after rotating shift of monitoring, and a dose of humble surrender. Once the pieces are packed and the long process of firing begins, Chalke has no control over the way the flames mark the clay. One piece might be darkened subtly by the heat, another scarred black in places by the licking flames. Some will inevitably be ruined. In the end, about 40 per cent of the pieces will turn out. “There is some surrender,” Chalke says. “It’s not difficult for me to feel there are other forces at work. There’s no ego attached to it.” ABOVE: Grey Pod Up, Grey Pod Down, John Chalke, wall piece, stoneware clay, multiglazed, multifired. RIGHT: Artist John Chalke LEFT: Clouds and Sun, John Chalke, wall plate, stoneware clay, low fire,

Chalke first became interested in ceramics in the early ’60s in his native England after he saw an old coal kiln being fired for the last time. The way he describes it, the glowing coals and the flames “dancing on the walls” provided the only light that night, as the roaring heat fired delicate porcelain teacups. “That left such an impression on me,” he says. “I thought, ‘I’m witnessing something very special.’” In 1962, he fired a wood kiln for the first time himself, and since then, he’s been building and firing kilns consistently and concocting glazes with an alchemist’s aplomb. His work has been shown in more than 250 exhibitions around the world. In 2000, Chalke was the first recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Media and Visual Arts for Fine Craft. Two years later, he became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. And in 2005 he was awarded an Alberta Centennial Award for Excellence. This spring, an exhibition of his new work — much of it from that last winter firing in November — will be shown at the Willock and Sax Gallery in Banff along with the work of Barbara Tipton and Robert Sinclair. Many of Chalke’s pieces will 32 Galleries West Spring 2008

feature pod-like forms, like the bean-shaped objects in his 2006 Grey Overtakes on the Bend. The pod theme emerged quite recently, and Chalke describes the forms as similar to the skin of an avocado after you’ve scooped out the insides, or the shape of ballet slippers. But Chalke doesn’t like his work to be too literal, preferring instead to have the viewer reflect a little longer and a little more deeply to find resonance. Like “a piece of music that sticks with you,” Chalke thinks meaning can come to a viewer long after they’ve left a sculpture behind in a gallery. Similarly, the themes that emerge in his work often come from experiences long past and sometimes forgotten. “Making art is a great way to act out our lives and I don’t see much wrong with that,” he says. “Otherwise, what’s the point of living?” Back in the warmth of his Calgary home, Chalke speaks fondly of his cold weekend “tucked away in the poplars,” firing up the wood kiln. “I think it’s the contact with the country that I really like,” he says. Still, he won’t make the drive for a wood firing again until spring. The Alberta winters are just too cold to spend in the log cabin. But when warmer weather comes, Chalke will return as he has for the last dozen or so years. “When the first birds are thinking of coming back,” he says, “I come back too.” Represented by: Willock & Sax Gallery, Banff; Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary; Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, Ont. www.gallerieswest.ca

PHOTO: BARBARA TIPTON

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SOREL ETROG BRITISH COLUMBIA: The Links: Meditations on the Human Condition, opens March 6, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver

By Beverly Cramp Famous for the large modernist sculptures he began creating in 1959, Sorel Etrog actually started his practice drawing and painting. Michele Becker, the curator of his March show at Buschlen Mowatt Gallery says that few people realize Etrog continued to draw and paint while he worked on his famous sculptures — work reminiscent of the human body merging into the massive bolts and hinges of heavy machinery. “He often worked things out in paintings and drawings before proceeding to sculpture,” says Becker, who chose only paintings and drawings for the spring Etrog exhibition, none of which have ever been exhibited before. “These paintings and drawings represent a treasure trove of the ideas Etrog was working with. They reflect the style of his sculpture — nuts & bolts, links and hinges.” Born in Romania, Etrog moved to Israel with his family in 1950, then to New York on a scholarship in 1958 and Toronto in 1959. When he was lured back to Canada to settle in 1963 by art patron Samuel J. Zacks, Etrog found a utilitarian eye-hook on a Toronto street. “He turned it in his hand and played with it for a few days before it disappeared into his studio,” Becker says. “But it began to ferment ideas in his mind — the idea of links as a motif.” Becker adds that the banal eye-hook tool was one of the cues that Etrog used to begin his period known as “Links”, epitomized by visual points that clasp together and join with other points. But Etrog had also been influenced by the Etruscan sculpture he viewed on a trip to Florence in 1963. “I saw in them a strong device for connecting and creating tension, mirroring the tension in our very existence with and within the outside world,” he later wrote.

For Buschlen Mowatt’s The Links show, there are a number of portrait paintings from the 1963 to 1971 period paying homage to people Etrog admired. They included artists, writers, poets, and musicians like Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Marshall McLuhan, Igor Stravinsky, Bela Bartok and Arnold Schoenberg. In the portrait pictures, including Portrait of Francis Bacon, the faces are usually masses of interconnected links. From a series of paintings and drawings of dancers, Etrog created several sculptures that aren’t in this show, but can be seen in the Buschlen Mowatt gallery in Palm Desert, California. The links that Etrog saw and explored in this work connected the human body and human experience, with points of movement and composition during a critical period for him in his evolution as an artist. Represented by: Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver; Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto ABOVE: Tribal Dancers in Blue, Sorel Etrog, 1968 1969, oil on masonite, 60" X 47.75" LEFT: Two Dancers at the Bar, Sorel Etrog, 1969, charcoal on paper, 18" X 24"

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Camille and the Elegant Art of Attitude, 2007, oil on canvas, 36" x 36"

Pretty. Boy. encaustic and oil on canvas, 36" x 36"

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CITY OF BURNABY PERMANENT ART COLLECTION

previews and profiles J.C. (CARL) HEYWOOD

DAVID WILSON

BRITISH COLUMBIA: A Life in Layers, Jan 22 to March 9, Burnaby Art Gallery

ALBERTA: Nocturne, opens Feb 14, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton

One of Canada’s pre-eminent printmakers, J.C. (Carl) Heywood will have his first major retrospective at Burnaby Art Gallery. Having spent more than 40 years executing his ideas through a variety of printmaking techniques, the exhibition called A Life in Layers will show his progression as an artist. “Evolution is a good word to describe this show, because it explains how he arrived at his unique style,” says curator Geraldine Davis. “The prints in the exhibition will illustrate the influence of Carl’s art history inspirations, his experience living in Paris where he was mentored by Stanley Hayter, and how his printmaking changed with the international exposure he’s had throughout his life. Carl is like a chameleon, an adventurer, the way he absorbs experience.” The Great Carpe Diem, J.C. Heywood, serigraph, After graduating from the Ontario College of Art 2000, 29.5" X 41" in 1963, Heywood soon became dissatisfied with the art scenes in the small Ontario towns where he lived. In 1967 he found his way to Paris, where he worked at Surrealist painter and printmaker Hayter’s Atelier 17. The studio’s printmaking techniques influenced artists including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Max Ernst, as well as the developing styles of American artists Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. “Because of these influences, Carl’s style came from a whole range of historical references that blended with his visual sensibility,” Davis says. “But his work is not just historical. Carl finds ways to bring these influences to life, and even though these influences are modernist and recognizable, he re-invents them. Carl is extremely articulate and formal, which is not very common today.” Davis talks about a screenprint called Little Schwitters Suite-Monumental, which Heywood made in 1999 (part of a series he called the UV Screenprints from 1996 to 2000): “Carl is updating the role of collage and assemblage, brought to prominence by Karl Schwitters and later taken up by cubists. But Carl uses his own ephemera.” An image of a fish has been borrowed from earlier Heywood works, for example. Davis also refers to a work called Japan Flowers with Water (part of a series called The Etchings from 1981to1991), which uses the common technique of cross-hatching in new ways. Ultimately, the Heywood retrospective illustrates the artist’s unique way of working. “It’s his absolute love of detail and attention to tone and texture that is central to Carl’s art-making,” Davis says. “That and the fact he likes to display all the nuances of printmaking technology.” — Beverly Cramp

When he started painting his popular night scenes about five years ago, the subject helped to free David Wilson from an earlier style he found restrictive. Formerly working in high realism, he began to experiment with a looser technique that appears to tie in well with the blurring of night and neon in his new work. Wilson is particularly fond of the effect of headlights on rain-slick streets, blending the shiny streaks of red and yellow with the blinking signage and glowing streetlights of the city at night. His night paintings are dominated by buildings and vehicles — with an occasional shadowy figure crossing the street or disappearing into a late-open shop. Painting full time in his studio in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood — a likely spot for urban inspiration

Represented by: Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary; Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto; Jean-Claude Bergeron Gallery, Ottawa

MICHAEL MARKOWSKY ALBERTA: April 3 to 13, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary

While art can often be dangerous, the practice of making art is rarely death-defying. Michael Markowsky may prove that theory wrong with his latest series of drawings and paintings which he calls “Driving Artworks.” Originally created on a sketch pad while Markowsky drove the freeways of Los Angeles, he quickly reconsidered that technique and enlisted friends to do the driving while he sketched from the passenger seat (or in some situations, while strapped to the top of his car). Remember that this is California, where anything goes. And the technique is not completely unusual — contemporary artist and envelopepusher Matthew Barney recently completed a series of artworks sketched on the outside hull of a boat while he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. The results of Markowsky’s efforts make up a series of Impressionistic and very colourful scenes that move with a lightness and freedom that easily suggests the open road. Originally from Calgary, where he graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 1999, Markowsky also attended Cooper Union in New York and the Royal College of Art in London before getting his MFA at the Art Center in Pasadena, California. Since then he’s been living and working in southern California, where the freeway systems and scenic drives provide an endless source of inspiration. — Jill Sawyer Represented by: Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary

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On the Surface, David Wilson, acrylic on canvas, 72" X 54"

— Wilson’s new work is unwaveringly popular. “I literally can’t paint enough,” he says. The work will be featured as part of a night-themed group show in February at Edmonton’s Agnes Bugera Gallery, alongside work by other artists including Gordon Harper and Ian Rawlinson. — Jill Sawyer

Melon Truck on the road to Giverny, Michael

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Markowsky, oil on canvas, 2007

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GALEN FELDE

Feb 14 - March 15, 2008

CLAYTON ANDERSON March 20 - April 19. 2008

April 1 - 16 Opening Saturday April 5 Artist in attendance

RFM McInnis Les Quatre Soeurs (detail) 36” x 36” o/l 2007

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previews and profiles DREAM HOUSE MANITOBA: Opens Feb 15, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg

Winnipeg is famous for its art fundraisers — posh spreads at the Hotel Fort Garry, the now legendary, wall-to-wall frenzies at aceart, MAWA’s carnivalesque Dollhouse where bidding comes under pressure of time, Platform’s triple exposure . . . the list goes on. Even the dreaded Bingo nights, run by the provincial lotteries corporation are prairie ritual for non-profits — where stoic board members and tense volunteers pace the floor, recovering from the anxiety of providing ten warm bodies to ensure they’ll profit from the event. Ten is required, or it’s a “no go” on the easy $3,000. Plug In has been an Institute of Contemporary Art for some time, shifting its mandate from an artist-run centre to. . . still something like an artist-run centre where seriously good art, architecture and design reign. It’s still trendy and naughty, ambitious and committed to excellence, but like other arts organizations, Plug In ICA requires funds beyond what membership, publication sales, equipment rentals, and the public sector can provide. Its recent art fundraisers begin with novel premise for artistic interpretation. Like the Fabulous Fakes with a Twist, a send up of Group of Seven painting and the subsequent Fab Fakes, a riff on Pop Art, the upcoming Dream House is

an exhibition and a fundraiser. Curator Steven Matijico explains that the show “explores the uncanny topography of the domestic environment.” The premise is a foil for artists to reconsider the built environment from multiple points: consumer driven, fantasy laden, consumption infused, gender making, material expanding, and body encoding. Will it be an average “contents sale?” I doubt it. The early images are intriguing, raising hopes for more imaginative and provocative work. The preliminary roster of artists and furniture designers includes Keith Oliver, Lynn Richardson, Bernie Miller, Elvira Finnigan, Ken Lum, Germaine Koh, Douglas Coupland and Chris Dorosz, a roster sure to change and expand as the opening draws near. Painted Room, Chris Dorosz, Canada’s climate ensures that mixed media, 2006, from most of us construct our domesticity Dream House in some way through the perennial engagements with food, shelter, pleasure, comfort and nurture. Dream House opens February15, when curbside snowbanks crunch and thicken, car exhaust obscures pedestrians, and weary Winnipeggers peek out their doors, suffering from cabin fever. The show’s six-week duration may be ample time to heal the worst afflicted. — Amy Karlinsky

DAVID GRAFF

MAYNARD JOHNNY, JR.

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Tutt Art Galleries, Kelowna

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Pacific Prints 2008, Jan 8 to Feb 29, Alcheringa Gallery, Victoria

David Graff came to art-making through craft, and has applied the techniques learned as an artisan to create a thoroughly unique painting style. Beginning as a singer-songwriter with a lengthy career behind him, in 1994 Graff took up the craft of faux-finishing, working on residential and commercial interiors in Canada and the U.S. Through that, he began to incorporate the old-world artisan technique of gilding — hammering metal leaf onto surfaces, and it transformed his work. In 2000, he began showing a series of paintings that combined gilded metals with standard paints, dyes, and chemical effects, etching into the surfaces of his artworks to create unique effects. Originally from the Alberta foothills town of Edson, Graff’s creative work, both in music and painting, has given him an international career. The success of his gold-leaf and gilded paintings has drawn collectors from around the world. He continues to experiment in a studio in Bowen Island, BC, where he works with his wife, Holly Graff, an artisan who has incorporated many similar gilding and burnishing techniques to a series of bowls, urns and other vessels. — Jill Sawyer Represented by: Tutt Art Galleries, Kelowna; Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgry; Whistler Village Art Gallery, Whistler, BC. Phases of the Moon, Maynard Johnny Jr., serigraph edition Morning Light,

of 100, 10" X 30"

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David Graff, mixed

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With a simplicity of design that combines traditional forms with modern lines, it’s no surprise that painter, printmaker, and carver Maynard Johnny, Jr. has a sideline in creating logos for First Nations organizations. Affiliated with the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw people of Vancouver Island, Johnny’s work incorporates the classic symbols and forms of the region — killer whales, grizzly bears, salmon, frogs — and splashes them with bright modern colours or places them in unusual repeating patterns. Working with a variety of materials — acrylic on canvas, acrylic on paper, serigraph — he’s largely self-taught. Originally from Campbell River, BC, Johnny also often works in wood and precious metals. Victoria’s Alcheringa Gallery will feature his print work as part of their popular Pacific Prints exhibition along with a selection of other gallery artists, including works from Canada’s Northwest Coast, Australia, and Papua New Guinea. New and limited edition prints by Susan Point, Johnny and lessLIE will join rare works by noted printmakers including Wayne Young, Art Thompson and Ron Hamilton. — Jill Sawyer

media/wood, 2007

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previews and profiles RONALD BOAKS

CRAIG YEATS

ALBERTA: Paintings & Still Life Photographs, Feb 7 to March 8, The Weiss Gallery, Calgary

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Vancouver Paintings, opens Feb 6, Rendezvous Art Gallery, Vancouver

There are many artists who work in more than one medium, but it’s rare to find an artist who combines media in the way that Ronald Boaks does. He began as a painter of delicate and muted abstracts, canvases that have evolved to become bolder and more colour-saturated. Then, maintaining his painting practice, he discovered a new way to represent the work —as backdrop in a series of lush still life photographs shot with a large-format Linhof camera. The technique began as an experiment — Still Life, Pomegranates on Green, Ronald Boaks, Fujiflex print, Boaks discovering the possibilities in still life edition of 10, 2005, 54" X 48" photography, and looking around for subjects at hand. His house in Toronto is full of objects and art — his wife’s aunt was acclaimed early Canadian abstract painter Kathleen Munn — and Boaks says that in his house it’s “common to see objects in front of paintings.” So the still life subjects suggested themselves readily. Putting up an old plywood table as a shelf, he began placing things in front of his paintings, posing them for the camera. His photographs are a mix of living and inanimate objects — flowers and fruit, sculpture, china, books, bowls — the accoutrements of a life full of intellectual curiosity. The balance of colour is clearly important to Boakes — both in his paintings and in the photographs. Some of the photographs have an almost otherworldly richness of colour — deep apple greens and burnished oranges that suggest the extremes of nature found only in tropical regions. Others frame a paleness and simplicity that’s more in the context of his earlier paintings. In fact, Boaks says now that he’s finding it more difficult to feature his newer paintings as photographic subjects. The newer paintings are too active, and don’t work well in his compositions. The work is all in balance — both structurally and in terms of colour, and he describes the simple technique forced on him by the medium of large-format photography. “When I look through the camera, everything appears upside down to me, and that helps me to check the composition.” He likens it to the old painters’ technique of looking at a subject through a mirror to see it anew. This show at Calgary’s new Weiss Gallery, which will combine paintings and photography, is the first Boaks has had in western Canada. He describes the new work in its connection to moments in time. The paintings represent this moment, now, while the photographs capture a moment that has already passed, but has been preserved. — Jill Sawyer

A master of the palette knife, Craig Yeats’ newest acrylic landscapes continue in his expressionist style. “About six or seven years ago I started using the palette knife extensively,” he says. “It’s what distinguishes my work.” Texture, color and design are overriding concerns, though Yeats doesn’t ignore subject matter entirely. “My work isn’t literal, but I get it close enough to the place it represents. I’m trying to get to the heart of the place.” The geographical areas that interest Yeats are often in the greater Vancouver area, and this show will be no exception. It will include paintings from Vancouverarea landmarks like Fishermen’s Cove, Horseshoe Bay, False Creek, Coal Harbor and Vancouver’s Inner Harbor. Boats and sailing are often featured prominently in his work. Yeats began working in watercolours as a teenager, painting ocean scenes from near his

Represented by: The Weiss Gallery, Calgary; Moore Gallery, Toronto; The David Kay Gallery, Toronto

SYDNEY LANCASTER ALBERTA: thought & memory: curiosities, March 1 to 23, Arts on Atlantic, Calgary

Like the crows and ravens that figure so prominently in her work, Edmonton-based artist Sydney Lancaster is a collector. She collects found objects to use in her work, and also the memories and ideas that form the basis of the mixed-media pieces. “I’m really interested in the relationships we establish between memory and tangible reality, and how part of the human path is really about re-writing our own stories as we go,” she says. “Sometimes this is absolutely conscious, sometimes less so.” Her current work mixes assemblage and collage to create something unique and powerful with an underpinning of good design. Incorporated found objects — bark, inkjet prints, fragments of text — are layered with oil and acrylic paints, inks, plaster and beeswax, sometimes carved through to reveal new surfaces. “I’m focused on the intersection between an outward reality (what we want to or choose to see and reveal) and what lies below the surface,” Lancaster says, adding that she’s also trying to impart a sense of the risk involved in revealing what’s hidden. On the staff at Latitude 53 artist-run centre in Edmonton, Lancaster has participated in a series of group shows and festivals, both as an artist and as a poet. — Jill Sawyer Represented by: Arts on Atlantic, Calgary

Coal Harbour, Craig Yeats, 40" x 30", 2006, acrylic on canvas

West Vancouver neighborhood. It spurred him on to do university studies in fine arts, including an MFA from the University of North Carolina in 1977. — Beverly Cramp Represented by: Rendezvous Art Gallery,

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Souvenirs, Sydney Lancaster,

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mixed media, 2007

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previews and profiles EVE KOTYK SASKATCHEWAN: The Muse, April 4 to 26, 2008, McIntyre Gallery, Regina

Eve Kotyk began as an abstract painter, under the influence of Otto Rogers and Robert Christie in the University of Saskatchewan Fine Arts program in the late 1980s, but eventually she felt a need to “seek something more human” in her art. Images — trees at first, and more recently people — have emerged, renSeason’s End, Eve Kotyk, encaustic dered in encaustic on panel. Kotyk on panel, 2007, 15.75" X 17.75" enjoys the challenge of heating and blending beeswax and damar resin, then adding oil pigment, preferring to mix her own colours to achieve a softer palette. She feels that the encaustic medium creates a toned-down softness, yet gives luminescence and warmth. She says it creates a distance between the viewer and the subject, yet draws the viewer in. The paintings for this exhibition — in sizes ranging from 2 feet by 18 inches to 4 feet by 3 feet — will include a series of portraits. She’ll also produce new paintings of expressive, even vivacious trees, which she also considers portraits. — Steven Ross Smith

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landscapes show

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SYLVAIN BOUTHILLETTE SASKATCHEWAN: Dharma Bum, Jan 8 to April 6, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

In the catalogue that accompanies his exhibition Dharma Bum, Sylvain Bouthillette writes, “My work is a form of meditation incarnated into action.” It is action and art that appears to be wild, but is underscored by the Montreal artist’s Buddhist meditation practice. This travelling exhibition — the first mid-career assessment of the artist’s prolific output — features more than 30 works selected from the period 1990 to 2006 by curator Bernard Lamarche. It includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, sound works, and prints. Influenced by Joseph Beuys, the American “bad painting” movement, punk rock and popular culture, tattoos, advertising, trash aesthetic, and more, Bouthillette has created a mischievous and irreverent phantasmagoria of sights and sounds. A manic quality energizes the work, but is accompanied by the artist’s driving intention. “These works are meant to be a manifestation of wrathful compassion,” he says. There are rotating clown heads, scratched up tiger images, cute stuffed squirrels, elegant horses, and a gyrating hare. Bouthillette’s materials and media are boundless — aerosol, oil, latex and acrylic paints, charcoal, wood, crayon and chalk; there are silk-screened images, installations, gouged effects, photographic collages, lino and inkjet prints, sculptural and sonic elements, and more. He writes: “Through my art I try to bring forth a space where it is possible to see things with an uncertainty that is enlightening, intelligent, and filled with curiosity.” — Steven Ross Smith All Part of the Inexpressible and

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What we saw at exhibitions in the West CARTOGRAPHIES When: Where:

July 12 to August 11, 2007 Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver Reviewed by: Helena Wadsley

posely degenerates specific locales based on the life of Canadian painter Homer Watson using low-resolution video. The results, in White Pine and Marina, are compressed landscapes reinvigorated by Tap’s brushstrokes. Not only are these artists influenced by their environments, whether natural or altered, they each reveal an intensely analytical awareness of painting’s history, and each brushstroke responds eloquently and volubly. There is an ongoing conversation amongst these works, but both Kissick and Smith insist that any similarity among the group is due to physical proximity. Any pedagogical relationship is downplayed, and rightfully so. All five painters consider themselves to be professional artists and colleagues but, while there is a very faint wisp of competitiveness, there is also support. In a Renaissance painting workshop, apprentices would gain skill by emulating the masters, gradually emerging as masters themselves. Though this system is archaic, there is much to be said for working closely with those who share similar investigative practices.

Successful students are often the products of good teachers, and each artist in Cartographies is either a professor or a recent graduate of the University of Guelph. The Masters program there is rigorous, one where, as graduate Martin Golland suggests, the timid artist would be out of place. While the work of each artist in this show is distinctly individual, there resides in each work an unmistakable affection for paint paired with a process that involves both accumulating and dissolving tangible subject matter, and the results are stunning. Perch, Melanie Authier, 2007, oil on Organizer Pete Smith has been the force behind the canvas, 20" x 16". From Cartographies at show, and his fresh energy shows in his own work, which Elissa Cristall Gallery culls from the visual debris that constantly bombards urbanites, such as graffiti and advertising. He concentrates each form into a brushstroke, shape or spill on the canvas, and further distills the resulting vibrant colours by applying MICHAEL LA ROCQUE a self-leveling resin to evoke the plastic, manufactured Exhibition: Staged Affects quality of the detritus around us. When: August 25 to Swirls and vortexes merging with multi-faceted crystalSeptember 23, 2007 line growths are part of Melanie Authier’s investigation Where: Kamloops Art Gallery into the emotional aspects of landscape painting. They are Reviewed by: Portia Priegert a sidelong glance at the conventions of painting, and defiThe dissimulation of identity, with its promise of temporary nitions of beauty and the sublime. Inspired by the physical release from social norms, has long intrigued artists. phenomena of icebergs, glaciers and tropical underwater Cultures around the globe have exploited the potential of environments, they seek to represent another realm altocostumes and masks, including Western artists as diverse gether, one that feels precarious and overwhelming. as Pablo Picasso and Matthew Barney. Disguise plays a Where Authier’s sinuous contours have an othercentral role in the concept of the carnivalesque as develworldly feel, John Kissick’s visceral brushstrokes writhe The Watchers, Michael La Rocque, 2001, oped by cultural theorist Mikhail Bachtin. He sees it as a like intestinal folds. He counteracts what he refers to as acrylic on canvas mechanism that reveals subconscious truths and opens ‘opticality’ — where an illusion starts to emerge, it is new avenues of social access. broken by the contrast of what is contiguous to it. Extrusive Kamloops-based figurative painter Michael La lines weave among flat shapes and dot patterns, and his Rocque’s exhibition, Staged Affects, engages with this use of paint plants the work firmly in the material world of rich cultural history without breaking new critical ground. abstraction. Comprised of six acrylic paintings created from 1996 to Martin Golland’s piece, Cactus, is a close-up view of a 2001, the exhibition makes reference to masked figures, houseplant with blue and grey archways in the backsurreal creatures and pop-culture icons and includes one ground. Golland blends the real with the imagined, pushpiece, The Watchers, that evokes the invisible psychologiing the viewer right up against the plant, as if in a game of cal masks of daily life. The exhibition is less a cohesive hide and seek. There is no arbitrariness about his choice of subject matter — he might take hundreds of photographs Comes Through Snow, Grant McConnell, body of similarly executed work and more a loosely the2007, acrylic on wood, 23" x 37" matic medley reflecting the tensions of social constructs for one painting in order to engage multiple viewpoints. specific to Western culture. The depicted space, where the foreground switches with Formally, the works are largely executed in photo-realist style and demonstrate the background, achieves a slightly hallucinatory effect. a concern with the division of space, particularly through the use of framing and An awareness of history is most evident in the work of Monica Tap, who pur42 Galleries West Spring 2008

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Reviews borders that increase the narrative pulse. There is a tentative exploration of alternative materials, including a red-feathered boa attached to one edge of the canvas in Swing You Dawg. But the boa, which echoes the painted neckwear of a pancakefaced woman clutching a man wearing a dog mask, seems a self-conscious afterthought, and is integrated less successfully than the patterned fabric substrate of several other works. The triptych Jumping Through Hoops uses the vanity of a sad-eyed clown, who soars horizontally through blurred space on the central canvas, one arm extended in Superman style. His red, black and green socks are echoed in the coloured strips adhered to the lower portion of the right canvas. To the left is the hoop, a painted circle positioned centrally in a square canvas. A cerulean sky seems to hold promise, but the dark-toned Ferris wheel and shrubbery creates a sharply somber counterpoint. Contemplating Batman, another psychologically impenetrable painting, shows a man peering through his fingers, which are held in mask-like formation around his eyes. Shadows cast by his sleeves create the tufted ears of the superhero costume, while a burned-down cigarette is gripped in his lips. The figure is enclosed in a cartoon-style bubble, within a painted pseudo-frame of diagonal red and blue stripes. The final two works, both painted in 1996, seem related in their use of surreal elements. The central figure in Square Shooter appears to be a female clad in polka-dot bra, white panties and rollerblades. But one beefy hand suggests an alternative reading of a male in drag. The other hand, an oversized lobster claw gripping a camera, and the head — a fish face with gaping maw preparing to puff on a hookah, disrupts attempts at analysis. As if in a dream, meaning skitters just beyond reach. Fishy Tales, meanwhile, offers another curious juxtaposition. The background setting resembles an Impressionist painting of fishermen along the Seine with an elderly man grasping a small fish, perhaps to remove a hook. In the lower foreground, two odd reptilian creatures, one playing an accordion and the other equipped with shower cap, bow tie, high heels and guitar, sway across the picture plane. Like the woman caught in a moment of private reflection in The Watchers, this exhibition flirts with the tensions between revelation and mystery, reality and imagination, voyeurism and exhibitionism. But La Rocque reflects more than he disrupts. Ultimately, he leaves his subjects’ masks in place, revealing little of their inner psychology. Staged Affects seems infused with resignation about the inevitability of disguise and the futility of seeking authentic social contact.

GRANT MCCONNELL Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

Selections from Time and Place October 25 to November 15, 2007 The Gallery / art placement, Saskatoon Steven Ross Smith

Hovering is the word that comes to mind, in both the literal and figurative senses, when viewing the eleven large acrylic paintings on plywood, and ten small pastels on paper, in Grant McConnell’s latest show at The Gallery in Saskatoon. His paintings hover between representation and abstraction, between the literal and the metaphoric, between light and dark, between the airborne and the earthly, between surface and image. The tiny — 6 1/4 x 4 1/8 inch — pieces are intense, bright and evocative. Seven are land- or sky-scapes and three are more object-based, and in them, McConnell explores elemental composition. The artist takes his sense of composition and texture to a large scale in the acrylic works including the luminous L’Apres-midi Dugout. At 143" by 18", the proportions are panoramic. The painting is a broad natural scene, a view from the water toward the cusp of skyline. Sky and forest loom as backdrop, and a buck, not seen in this viewer’s first few glances, drinks near the right edge of the painting. A small shack and a red boat just off centre suggest a human presence, though no www.gallerieswest.ca

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Reviews by his expert use of resin. The application of many person is seen. A sense of darkness resonates in this layers, often over bits of acrylic- or oil-painted text, painting, as McConnell prepares his wood panels with produces a sense of depth. Vergette’s latest mixed tinted or black gessoes; possibly it’s twilight, but the media show at Bjornson Kajiwara gallery in Vancouver, work is also gloriously alive with colour in daubs and The Waning Light, works with maquettes and found strokes that remind me of the techniques of impresobjects, bringing together past technique and introsionists or post-impressionists such as Van Gogh. And ducing forays into new territory. The show is alive with there are streaks and paint that add depth and colour, notions of nature and man. and create a veiling effect, an attention to surface that The work titled Perspective #2 - variation in anodis a contemporary gesture. With this technique McConized aluminum with bullet holes is shot through the nell doubles attention to surface — he is already using upper right-hand quarter. On its own, Perspective #2 the roughness and irregularity of utility-grade plywood is cold and dark but, hung near a grouping of other as a textural plane. Homage to Mondrian, Peter John Voormeij, works, together they act as a set piece with broader The moody and moving painting Comes through acrylic on canvas, 30" X 36" meaning and perspective. Snow is less grand in scope at 23" x 37", but its The other pieces include two silkscreens with the subject matter is more unsettling. Paint is economically word “flee” in white against a black background — a brushed, scratched and dripped on the board to show mixed media piece with a stuffed deer cut in half, with a wolf emerging from darkness toward the viewer. Is each mounted on a wood base and the inside of each it walking on land, water, or through sky? Is it a spirit half revealing a white cavernous interior that contains or a living animal? Some of its body remains indistinct, one of Vergette’s maquettes (titled Reason Alone is and a part-moon sits in the sky. The wolf, its head Sufficient Enough to Govern a Rational Creature), and slightly lowered, looks right at the viewer. The wolf has a small black resin panel. The five pieces together say us in its cautious, feral, vulnerable gaze. much about man’s relationship with nature. McConnell is well-schooled in the traditions of Vergette places stuffed animals in four mixed mepainting, as evidenced in his engagement in three dia works, covering them in clear resin, as if encased radiant still-life works. Again the paintings are poised George Vergette (from left), Fugitive Material in ice. There are three pieces with resin-coated birds between image and abstraction. The largest is Eclipse #1, 2007, ptarmigan, resin, wood, acrylic, sitting on plastic stands suspended from the wall, Bouquet, and its bulbous blossoms float in space; steel, powder coat; Fugitive Material #2, 2007, titled Fugitive #1, Fugitive #2 and Fugitive #3. The brushed suggestions of shape and colour rendered ptarmigan, resin, plaster, cheescloth, steel, resin preserves the birds, but can also be seen as a from a rich palette of reds, yellows and occasional smothering shroud. blues and greens, and the light diminishes from left to powder coat; Fugitive Material #3, 2007, A stuffed squirrel is part of a different series of right. Looking at this painting, this viewer thinks of the pigeon, resin, plaster, cheesecloth, steel, powder coat; Perspective #2 - Variation in maquettes, called Study for a Unique Structure #10. Dutch still-life painters of the 17th and 18th century, The squirrel’s back is covered in melted wax-like resin, such as Jan Davidsz de Heem. And McConnell’s fascina- anodized aluminum with bullet holes, 2007, anodized aluminum with compositions reminiscent of an architect’s tion with light emerging from darkness is reminiscent model, an idea for a built society literally superimposed of Rembrandt. on nature. Finally, there are images that truly hover — airThe tranquility of Vergette’s exquisite resin panels borne hot air balloons. McConnell has painted three with text, such as Wane, gives viewers some relief in large acrylic pieces and one small pastel with the the midst of the darkness, but even Wane has a cauballoons as subject matter, but with no evidence of tionary note. Floating at the forefront of the blue resinpassengers. The compositions are shapely, and the layered panel is the word ‘waning’ printed in white roundness suggests buoyancy and seems to affect the letters. Behind the white lettering, in the background land itself. In Winter from Above, the background is layers of resin and printed in shadowy text, is the same white, and the land and increasingly blue sky lift from word from Perspective #1 and Perspective #2: flee. left to right, counter to gravity. These pieces are lighthearted in subject, but serious as paintings; the dense Grounded, Dawson City, Carin Mincemoyer, PETER JOHN VOORMEIJ application of paint re-affirms McConnell’s reference to Exhibition: Through Dutch Eyes 2 2007, Styrofoam, plant material the surface, and the abstraction exists within the image. When: October 23 to Grant McConnell’s technique is refined to a sophisNovember 13, 2007 ticated degree. He’s a true master of shape, layering and light. While his sense of Where: Elliott Louis Gallery, symmetrical composition is pleasing, his darkness is disquieting — yet it pushes the Vancouver colour forward. McConnell has the ability to balance, to make the viewer hold both Reviewed by: Ann Rosenberg — the feast of colour, and the dark edge — simultaneously in his or her gaze. At this time of year, jolts of colour are welcome, and the hues in Peter John GEORGE VERGETTE Voormeij’s paintings, when viewed at a distance through the generous windows Exhibition: The Waning Light of the Elliott Louis Gallery, have an exhilarating effect. Moving in closer and examinWhen: September 6 to 29, 2007 ing the individual pieces and their titles, pondering the rationale behind the show, Where: Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver certain questions arise. Reviewed by: Beverly Cramp According to the short version of the artist’s biography, the titles of Voormeij’s George Vergette is known for creating mixed media panels that are made luminous pieces might be triggered by poems or political events. Titles lead him into paint44 Galleries West Spring 2008

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Reviews ings, then direct his colour choices and compositions. Several of the most successful works in the show (for example, You Have Chosen, Victory of Painting and New Values) appear to express that integrity and I single them out because these are technically and thematically in sync with the central thrust of Voormeij’s art, which is to offer his own visual proof that the Abstract Expressionism that has flourished in North America since 1945 is, at his hand, not only still alive and well but joyful. In this solo show, the viewer is surrounded by art that appears particularly influenced by the rich impasto of Jean-Paul Riopelle, who had returned to Montreal after decades in Paris just a couple of years before Voormeij immigrated to that city from Holland. In the late 1960s Voormeij, under many influences, abandoned the Realism in favour of adopting more up-to-date non-objective, North American styles. One of the important forerunners to the new school of purely abstract art was Voormeij’s countryman Piet Mondrian. In Through Dutch Eyes 2, Voormeij references Mondrian in Broadway Boogie, Homage to Mondrian and Mondrian’s Utopia. I doubt that the dour, reclusive Dutchman would have appreciated any of these tributes because they stray so far from the strict principles (and philosophy) on which his highly personal art was based. Voormeij’s 2007 works are omnivorously coloured, palette-knife-delivered concoctions that are completely over-the — stop flamboyant — the opposite of the reductive palette, quiet surfaces and ordered formats of precedents offered by the canvases of the Dutch master, who listened to boogie-woogie as he painted but likely never danced. Voormeij’s Counter Compositions also references the series of ‘tilted’ (diamond-shaped) paintings that Mondrian created before his death in 1943. At least two of these are rendered in muddy, knife-applied square swatches of blue/ grey/green, while others feature the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows that caught my eye before I entered the gallery. A look at Voormeij’s website will reveal that he typically produces series of 48 works under the same title, so I am guessing that there are (or will be) more in this group from which to chose. While there are paintings shown on his website that are successful abstract works convincingly inspired by Willem de Kooning and Jack Shadbolt, I think Voormeij should just get on with producing the best, Expressionist, painterly paintings he can and leave Mondrian’s highly disciplined art to rest in peace.

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CARIN MINCEMOYER AND JEFFERSON CAMPBELL-COOPER Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

The Natural and the Manufactured August 16 to September 7, 2007 ODD Gallery, Dawson City Nicole Bauberger

The Yukon provides an excellent context to consider opposites — the easy assumption that natural is good and manufactured is bad falls away in a place where a person can die from lack of manufactured shelter. In this place, The Natural & The Manufactured, a project that has entered its third year of residency and exhibition at Dawson City’s Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, marks out a conceptual territory. The artists’ talks, with Carin Mincemoyer and Jefferson Campbell-Cooper, take place before the viewers are allowed to see either exhibition, and the series is serious about exploring ideas. This year’s exhibitions offer an interesting contrast. In her show Grounded, Dawson City, Pennsylvania’s Carin Mincemoyer playfully critiques the American inclination to commodify nature. In his outdoor, site-specific installation Shove: Fill, 2007 Jefferson Campbell-Cooper of southwestern Ontario undertakes a Whitman-esque labour to become more intimate with the world, both natural and manufactured. Mincemoyer creates a “nature park” in the Odd Gallery. The sculptor has built a boardwalk through the gallery space to keep the viewers on the “proper viewing path.” She constructed several landscapes from Styrofoam packaging from computers and other consumer products, and has planted hundreds of plants from various ecosystems in the hollows left inside the clean white foam shapes. The www.gallerieswest.ca

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ROY ARDEN Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

Against the Day October 18, 2007 to January 20, 2008 Vancouver Art Gallery Ann Rosenberg

His career began with “Fragments�, a series of approximately 90 small-format square colour photos on many subjects, shot between 1982 and 1985. With “Fragments�, Roy Arden developed his personal “pictorial skills� while still at art school, self-generated extensions of some of the categories already established in the bank of visual materials he collected as a child. His own early photos laid claim to several recurring subjects that, whether at home or abroad, Arden would record with his Rolleiflex. Works from “Fragments� are among the remarkable collection of images in www.gallerieswest.ca

Reviews Against the Day, the artist’s 25-year retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The work easily shows why Arden is one of several artists credited with making Vancouver an internationally renowned centre of Photo-Conceptual art. The scruffy tree root documented in Geneva, the jumble of stuff photographed in a Paris flea market, the detritus recorded on the sidewalk in Venice are companions to similar photos shot in Vancouver. Shop window displays, reflections in windows, old and new commodities are common subjects in this seminal group. His later work, so far, has included no portraits like those in “Fragments” and “Fragments” embraced none of the land-site, building construction images or the gritty Downtown East Side and Vancouver East photos. These were created after the brief hiatus from 1985 to 90 when Arden’s art was substantially based on archival photos of some of British Columbia’s most shameful moments. Rupture was the first in Arden’s series of historical art dramas. In nine vertical diptychs, the work summarizes Vancouver’s infamous “Bloody Sunday” riot in 1938. A group of unemployed men who had occupied the Georgia Hotel, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Old Post Office in protest was brutally suppressed, and violence exploded like a burst aneurysm. In each segment, Arden’s photograph of a square of clear, untroubled blue sky surmounts a black and white archival image that presents a moment in the chaotic debacle. In most of the images, garbage litters the streets and the interiors. The last panel depicts bandaged men lying on the grass like wounded soldiers. Polis — the five-part 1986 sequel with a different ‘telling’ of the same story — is composed in a similar fashion. In this work, five vertical diptychs are created by superimposing square vignettes featuring the debris strewn on the sidewalks during the riot (including several corpse-like mannequins) over a five-stage sequence that shows Vancouver’s City Hall in various stages of construction during the late 1930s. Polis is the Greek word for city state, which sounds like “Police”. Arden’s political cynicism, at the time was being fueled by French author Georges Bataille’s idea that progress would come from “excavating the fetid ditch of bourgeois culture.” Arden’s early work is particularly relevant today, given Vancouver’s recent civic strike and the city’s woeful record — during this period of high employment and prosperity — with the problems of drugs and homelessness. It is astounding that these and three other restrained yet highly critical, substantial documentary works were executed and first put before the public by an artist who at the time was not yet 30. Unfinished housing projects, dumps of earth, huge bits of equipment, forlorn hydrangeas and ruined trees are frequent subjects for large works created in the 1990s, after Arden’s return to photography. He was also often drawn to derelict dwellings teetering on the brink of extinction. His continuing desire to document bits of rubbish also found expression in photography as well as the single-image Hole and multiple-image Eureka DVDs produced between 2002 and 2005. Like anthropological middens, layered with detail, all of these works will offer clues for years to come about the 21st century’s aesthetics and business practices. Eureka exposes the sites that desperate drug addicts excavate with their fingernails in the hope of finding the surprise of a fix among the used condoms. Arden’s most recent work includes several works on paper and two DVDs — Citizen, a short documentary of a young homeless man recorded from a moving car and Supernatural, a summary of videotaped events that occurred during the 2004 riot after the Canucks lost a critical game in Vancouver. He brings back the cynical titling he used with Polis, in this case a twist on the word supernatural, typically used as part of British Columbia’s official provincial tourism ad campaigns. He has also produced The World as Will and Representation, a DVD comprised of 28,000 images appropriated from the internet. You can watch it at the Gallery or at home at www.royarden.com. The multiple-image graphics are among the most recent and most playful pieces in the show.

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BUILDING FOR THE NEW BOHEMIANS

TASKED WITH ATTRACTING MEMBERS OF THE “CREATIVE CLASS”, WESTERN CANADIAN CITIES ARE ALL CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGES OF DEVELOPING TRULY VITAL CULTURAL DISTRICTS

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Far left: The Kelowna Art Gallery and (left) the Kelowna Public Library anchor the Okanagan city’s downtown Cultural District

Below: Kelowna’s Cultural District from Lake Okanagan, during summer festival time

Francisco, San Diego, Austin and Portland topped his list. He then developed a series of parameters to measure a city’s attractiveness to this burgeoning sector. Since then, high-ranking cities have been using the information to market themselves as great places to live, work and play, while low-ranking cities have been putting together “cultural development” plans to address their deficiencies. While some saw this as a new revelation, many others have disputed Florida’s findings. In fact, the importance of artists and bohemians in fostering urban vitality has been happening in places like New York, London and Paris for decades. In The Death and Life of Great American Cities, her seminal 1961 examination of the modern city, Jane Jacobs identified the benefit of attracting creative people and small independent shop-owners to city centres to maintain urban vitality. Cultural and political leaders across Western Canada have taken up Florida’s challenge to foster creative places within their cities, with mixed results. Rather than developing Jacobs’“bohemian village” model, many of them are focused on that idea’s flip side — the “urban playground.” Bohemian villages are about affordable living and working places for the creative class, while urban playgrounds are about condos, spas and designer shops for rich retired urban professionals. The challenge is to create places where both the bohemians and the bourgeois can live, work and play. In Paris, they call these “bobo” districts. Cultural and entertainment districts are being created, expanded or updated in almost every city centre in Western Canada. New arenas (now PHOTOGRAPH: BRIAN SPROUT, TOURISM KELOWNA

For most Western Canadian cities, the last half of the 20th century was a time of decline at the core — everybody was literally fleeing to the suburbs. Even Vancouver, for all its urban vitality, saw the deterioration of its Granville Mall, Gastown, Chinatown and East Hastings districts. But the first decade of the 21st century has been much kinder to our city centres — they’re quickly morphing from places to work into urban playgrounds. While much has been written about the booms in downtown Vancouver and Calgary, there have also been significant changes in the city centres of Kelowna, Edmonton and Winnipeg, and there are a few reasons for the shift. In 2002, economist Dr. Richard Florida released his book The Rise of the Creative Class, which attracted widespread attention among the people charged with making our cities work. In it, he declared that cities should focus more on becoming magnets for what he termed the “creative class,” rather than focusing on tax relief, business incentives or building manufacturing sectors. Florida’s research demonstrated that in the 1990s, the cities with the highest growth were those most attractive to young people in creative professions — artists, web designers, fashion designers, architects. Cities such as San www.gallerieswest.ca

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“There is no substitute for lively streets…we have too much homogeneity, planned streets…we have too much area afflicted with the great blight of dullness.” Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 1961

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THE CHALLENGE IS TO CREATE PLACES WHERE BOTH THE BOHEMIANS AND THE BOURGEOIS CAN LIVE, WORK AND PLAY

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called entertainment complexes), libraries, warehouse lofts, downtown condos, public art programs, waterfront parks, public art galleries, theatres and museums are popping up everywhere. Old downtown department stores are being converted into condos in Victoria and Saskatoon, and colleges in Vancouver and Edmonton. But with the rush to development, the young creative class is being priced out of city centre markets, so the question becomes, where will the most effective “bobo” villages pop up?

KELOWNA Over the past decade, Kelowna has been evolving quickly. Within a block or two of its waterfront on Okanagan Lake, a new library, arena, performing arts centre, Waterfront Park and an ambitious public art program have emerged. Several major, high-end condos and hotel/residences have also been constructed along the waterfront’s edge.These mega projects take up entire blocks for single uses and don’t promote the pedestrian activity that a cluster of small shops do but there is sidewalk vitality along Kelowna’s two main streets — Bernard and Lawrence Avenues. Architecturally, many of the new upscale condos in Kelowna look like they’re being built for Vancouver, and Kelowna is missing the opportunity to create something unique to their lakeside location, something more sitespecific and scaled to pedestrians. Since the early 1990s, Kelowna’s arts community has been working with politicians and developers to create the Kelowna Cultural District. In 2000, they adopted the Cultural District Implementation Plan strategy, which has www.gallerieswest.ca

Far left: A rendering of the new Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton

Left: Two views of Whyte Avenue in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona district

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Below: Winnipeg’s Exchange District

post-secondary campus in a city centre will often have a great effect on the cultural viability and vibrancy of a city. Montreal, with its five campuses, is perhaps Canada’s most lively city centre, with literally thousands of students coming and going day and night. The University of Alberta is now refurbishing the old Jasper Avenue Bay store, re-branding it Enterprise Square. With a mandate to preserve the historical integrity of the original building, the new 430,000-square-foot facility will house a number of the University’s programs — including the Faculty of Arts’ Design Gallery, and the CHUM television and radio stations.The building is now providing a temporary home for the Art Gallery of Alberta’s collection and exhibitions while the Gallery completes a major renovation. For more than 30 years, Edmonton has had a cultural and civic district around Sir Winston Churchill Square on the north side of the river valley.The area is home to City Hall, the courthouse complex, Central Library, two performing arts complexes, the civic art gallery and the Edmonton Centre shopping mall.The redeveloped Art Gallery of Alberta will reopen here. Designed by Randall Stout, a Los Angeles-based architect, its futuristic shell will put it in competition with the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg for the claim of most iconic contemporary building in Western Canada. But this core area has not been a catalyst for the development of studio and living spaces for artists, and hasn’t yet fostered a hip strip of cafes, bookstores, commercial galleries, or small performance venues nearby. In fact, Edmonton’s bohemian village is not in its city centre at all, but south of the river

resulted in an emerging “bobo” district at the north end of downtown around Cannery Lane and Ellis Street — once the centre of the Okanagan fruit packing industry. This is where a concentration of public and commercial art galleries have opened their doors — Art Ark,Turtle Island, Gallery 421 and Hambleton. It’s also become home to an eclectic array of shops like Chai Baba Teahouse, Monte’s Golf Shop, Guitar Works and an Opus Art Supply store — a definite sign that artists are working in the area. In the neighbourhood just off Ellis St. along Coronation Avenue, Cawston Avenue and St. Paul Street, blocks of pre-war housing are used by creative types as working and living spaces, and on Clement Avenue, an old city Works yard is now home to a number of artists’ studios. It will be interesting to see how Kelowna’s city centre evolves over the next decade, whether they can successfully integrate a livable cultural centre with the drive for expansion in second-residence and resort development.

The biggest negative catalytic event to hit Edmonton’s downtown core was the closure of two major department stores — Woodward’s in 1993 and Eaton’s in 1998.The dilution of retail space in part led to the relocation of The Bay from its historic Jasper Avenue building to the Edmonton Centre a few blocks away and the subsequent decline of Jasper Avenue. On the positive side, the opening of the Grant McEwan College campus downtown in 1993, combined with the removal of the railway lines in 1997, planted the seeds for the revitalization of Edmonton’s core. Locating a major www.gallerieswest.ca

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Design for the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights in The Forks district of Winnipeg

valley, a good drive or transit ride from downtown, on Whyte Avenue in the Old Strathcona neighbourhood. In the 1990s, Whyte became Edmonton’s cultural core with the growth of the city’s wildly successful Fringe Festival, now the second largest in the world.The festival takes place every August in churches, pubs, nightclubs and pocket parks on and off Whyte Avenue. Whyte Avenue has no major architectural icons, no major museums or theatres and no major retailers. What it does have is 300 merchants, 90 per cent owner-operated. It fits Jacobs’ model of a great pedestrian-oriented street, with a collection of small independent shops and restaurants.The Avenue’s greatest advantage is its proximity to 35,000 University of Alberta students, many of whom live in the area. It remains to be seen what the expansion of the University across the river will do for the downtown core.

WINNIPEG In the late 1970s, the Winnipeg neighbourhood of Osborne Village was being transformed into an interesting “urban” village where both the bohemians and the bourgeois were hanging out.Today it’s less vibrant, overtaken by the burgeoning districts of The Forks and the Exchange District. The Forks is a collection of mega projects — boutique hotels to baseball parks, and soon home to the skyline-dominating Canadian Museum for Human Rights, designed by New Mexico architect Antoine Predock. The Forks is about tourists and day trips, not a place for the “creative culture” to hang out. The Exchange District just a few blocks north is the new urban gathering place for Winnipeg’s creative class. A National Historic Site, it’s a collection of 52 Galleries West Spring 2008

turn-of-the-century buildings which are being transformed into trendy lofts, galleries and restaurants. With more than 650 businesses, many of them small start-ups, and 250 not-for-profit offices, it’s an affordable incubator for small entrepreneurs. Hipsters can congregate at an amazing array of independent hardware, antique, furniture, retro and second hand shops mixed with high-end galleries and restaurants. It’s within walking distance of the MTS Centre arena and CanWest baseball stadium, theatres, museums and Red River College. The Exchange District has the diversity and density necessary for a true “bobo” village, evident in the fact that it is home to one of Canada’s oldest and most respected artist-run centres — Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, and one of Canada’s most respected commercial galleries — Mayberry Fine Art, representing established Canadian artists like Wanda Koop, Joe Fafard and Robert Genn. Though the District was derelict for many years, its old warehouses have been converted to offices, public spaces have opened up and five new condominium projects have broken ground along the river’s edge. But already the District has some out-migration by artists to the North Main and North Point Douglas areas as rents increase.This parallels exactly what happened in places like Paris, London and New York — the artists move in, fix up the area, make it trendy, the rents increase and they have to move on. But perhaps more than any major city in Western Canada, Winnipeg has the affordability to allow artists to live and work in the centre. Is the focus on attracting the creative class just the flavour of the month, like downtown pedestrian malls, convention centres and indoor malls were supposed be the catalyst for urban renewal in the 1970s and 1980s? Mega projects have a big and immediate impact, but are they able to sustain vitality? And what happens when they aren’t new anymore? To echo Jane Jacobs’ observations on urban vitality — mega projects like convention centres, performing arts centers and other large buildings sterilize entire blocks and inhibit street vitality. Unfortunately, bohemian villages are often victims of their own success, because with success comes higher rents that only national and international retailers and rich urban professionals can afford to pay.This results in a decline in the number of local shops, which were critical to what made these communities attractive in the first place. Ideally, developers, planners and politicians create inner-city communities where both the young and restless and the rich and famous can afford to hang out together. In Paris,“bobo” districts are not planned.They are not created from a checklist.They grow from the needs of artists and other creative people to find affordable places to work, live and play.The challenge for all Western Canadian cities will be to make their city centres more attractive places for the bohemians and bourgeois — without sterilizing and gentrifying them. Richard White is a Calgary-based writer who has written on art, architecture and urban culture for more than 20 years. He is the former executive director of the Muttart Public Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Calgary) and the Calgary Downtown Association. He is currently an associate at Riddell Kurczaba Architecture. www.gallerieswest.ca

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INSTALLING MOTHER AT SASKATOON’S MENDEL ART GALLERY, ARTIST SARAH BECK MAKES US COMPLICIT IN THE CULTURE OF CONSUMPTION

Left: Artist Sarah Beck with Mother mannequins

Above: The “Bangladeshi” model in garment workers’ protective clothing, from Mother

“I love using advertising because it’s a universal language,” says Sarah Beck. “People respond to it and understand it.” Beck’s work takes the common elements and images of consumerist culture and weaves them together with a contrary point of view. Both visually and conceptually, it reflects on and critiques globalization, militarism, fashion, advertising, and exploitation of labour. “It’s my goal to act as a social barometer and cultural activist,” she says. Her most recent installation is called Mother. A piece that recreates and subverts the universal shopping experience, it opens in January at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. “Mother is innovative,” says Adrian Stimson, associate curator at

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BECK WANTS TO CREATE, FOR THE VIEWER, A SHOPPING EXPERIENCE CHARGED WITH DESIRE AND COMPLICITY the Mendel and an artist in his own right. He’s responsible for Beck’s show, her second at the gallery. “The work is light-hearted but it is also very serious. Sarah doesn’t like a heavy-handed activism, but she likes the subversive.” Now 31, Beck entered the contemporary art world by leaps and bounds. Her debut and breakthrough work was the creation of ÖDE, a company that manufactured a replica of a South African Rooikat tank made of almost two tons of white-surfaced MDF board. She built the tank with the help of friends and relatives in a Quonset hut near Waldheim, Saskatchewan in May, 2001. As part of the gallery installation, she promoted the company and its tank with lifestyle advertising rendered in photographs and a stylish catalogue, and on the company website, www.shopode.com. The tank was and is for sale. Beck sank more than $40,000 — her own money, borrowed cash, donated and granted funds — into the project. It travelled to Vancouver in August, 2001, and has been shown in Vancouver, Seattle, Philadelphia, Regina, Saskatoon, North Bay and Whitby, Ontario. Now she’s turned her attention to Mother, an installation that appears on the surface to be a retail fashion store for young women, with a hip and youthful ambience, fashion-adorned mannequins, modern display shelving, stylish contemporary décor, and the latest music. These elements uphold the ‘retail illusion,’ one that borrows from current teen-oriented marketing and design. But the detail and function of the clothing show up the lifestyle disparity between consumers and the workers who make it. The clothing is designed to enable garment workers to better cope with hazardous, restrictive, non-ergonomic, exploitive work environments. They incorporate rubber boots, hydration kits, lumbar supports, compasses, fireprotection blankets and air circulation fans, all intricately designed to appear current and stylish. Beck wants to create, for the viewer, a shopping experience charged with desire and complicity. The articles in the Mother ‘shop’ carry references to the countries that 56 Galleries West Spring 2008

produce the garments in the fabric, designs, logos and the models selected for Beck’s advertising images. Logos adorn and consume us, and fascinate the artist. She’s incorporated familiar and original logos into her marketing materials, and all the clothing will have tags written in ‘consumerese’. Beck’s thorough research also gives certainty and authenticity to the show. She studied the history, culture, labour practices, economics and fashions of Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mexico, China, Saipan, and North America. Beck has purposely chosen models for the Mother “advertising” that look right but are not truly authentic in their cultural heritage. The young woman modelling Beck’s Bangladeshi outfit is actually German-Chinese. Often in the advertising world, lighter-skinned models are preferred to the authentic tones of the indigenous culture, so Beck does the same, a form of copying and critique. Mother is an acronym for MakeOver To Heal Economic Rifts. Beck notes that in many countries poverty is often borne by single-mother families. The word mother also contains the word ‘other’ — the other side, the shadow side we don’t see in the glitzy presentation of retail fashion. Beck’s ‘fashions’ intend to protect and heal, a mother’s role. “I don’t want to go at this like I’m boycotting anything,” Beck says. “It’s not necessarily that the jobs these women do are bad — it’s that the conditions are bad.” Sarah Beck’s activism is an about-turn from her original career aspirations. In 1994 she was admitted to Ryerson University’s photography program. She wanted to become a photojournalist. In 1997, at 21, she graduated, winning several awards. She returned to Ryerson to study cinematography, and in 1999 won the Best Gender Film Award at the National Student Film Festival. She subsequently worked on both still photography shoots and motion picture crews and worked on several films as a cinematographer including Mechanics, winner of the Best Film Award at the Manhattan Short Film Festival. But photojournalism created a dilemma for her. She asked herself: www.gallerieswest.ca

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“When would you stop photographing and help people? “My parents and many others had known I’d been an artist all my life and I was fighting it,” she adds. “I found a new freedom in art that I never thought was there, by bringing activism to it.” Ideas were slow to coalesce. “My work takes so much thinking and research to decide what I want to talk about,” she says. “What I think is important is usually a fairly big idea, and relatively political. I have to find a way to represent it.” Her dedication is obvious from her cash flow. “My art is so expensive. (Mother) has cost well over $20,000 so far.” She’s in the studio every possible moment. There’s more than a hint of irony here when she laughs and says that “VISA is my Canada Council right now, and I couldn’t complete this without my own sweatshop labour.” She is fully aware, of course, that her home-studio offers comforts and conveniences lacking in the Third World. The real Canada Council for the Arts has been good to her. In 2005 she was awarded the Joseph S. Stauffer Award — given annually in the fields of music, visual arts or literature — “to encourage young Canadians of outstanding promise or potential.” www.gallerieswest.ca

As a curator and an artist, Adrian Stimson’s enthusiasm for Beck’s work is evident. The installation creates an unconventional space within the normally “hallowed” walls of the art gallery, and Stimson says “If you look at contemporary practice and look across Canada at the galleries that have integrated different approaches to art, you’ll see that this is something that has come along in the last ten years. Vera Frankel is among those who even earlier initiated gallery installations that bring to life certain spaces — for example retail space, or a home space — to bring forward certain issues.” He notes that such exhibitions “almost trick gallery visitors, they challenge the viewer.” Beck will often be present herself, part of the installation as a clerk, a ‘customer service representative’ there to help viewers have a retail and artistic experience simultaneously. In late fall and early winter of 2007, as the components in the show moved toward completion for the January opening, Beck was sewing on stars, stitching seams, hunting for and purchasing suitable mannequins, communicating with live models and wrestling with myriad details, all in the interest of exposing our complicity in the suffering of workers in distant Export Processing Zones who create the tsunami of retail goods that stimulate our economy and make us happy. “I want to get people, especially North Americans, to think about how we tread in the world,” Sarah Beck says with urgency in her voice. “We tread very heavily and it’s crazy.” Steven Ross Smith is a poet and arts writer. His book fluttertongue 4: adagio for the pressured surround was short-listed for the Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry in 2007. Mother is on January 18 to April 6 at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. Part of the exhibition is also online at www.charitymakeover.com. Galleries West Spring 2008 57

LEFT: Dogfish, Raven and Sun Pendant, Fred Davis, Haida, mastodon ivory, 14K gold, abalone shell. 2.5" X 1.5" X 1.25", at Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery

BELOW: Raven Seeking, Christian White, Northwest Coast, argillite, mother of pearl, deer bone, abalone, 2007, 4.25" x 4.25" x 2.75", at Spirit Wrestler Gallery

ABOVE: Moon, Norman Tait, Northwest Coast, alder, abalone, slate base, 2007, 4" x 3.75" x 2" including base, at Spirit Wrestler Gallery

RIGHE: Mi-Tak (Markers), Tim Paul, Northwest Coast, red cedar, fir base, 2007, 10" x 8.5" x 8", at Spirit Wrestler Gallery

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It’s becoming more and more popular for galleries specializing in contemporary First Nations art to exhibit collections of smaller-scale work. But the styles and techniques for miniature sculpture have been around for a very long time. “There’s a tradition of miniatures in West Coast cultures,” says Svetlana Fouks, co-owner of Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery in Vancouver. “Historically they were used as ceremonial give-aways. Or they were worn as regalia by people with status — they signified people’s positions within their communities. Post-European contact, miniatures became more trade-worthy and so more of these pieces were made. Miniature pieces became embellished with materials like shells and beads. Some were carved from metals such as copper, gold and silver.” The Inuit Gallery, also in Vancouver, has hosted a show called Small Treasures for four years in a row. This year, the gallery will highlight small-scale www.gallerieswest.ca

Nga Iwi o Nga Maue Wha (People of the Four Winds), Lewis Tamihana Gardiner, Maori, pounamu, Australian black jade, British Columbian jade, Siberian jade, paua, walrus ivory, pounamu base, 2007, 7" x 6" x 3" (incl. base), at Spirit Wrestler Gallery

works from January 26 to February 8. “Without the immediate visual impact of works on a larger scale, these pieces beg to be examined up close or, better still, turned in the hand to fully appreciate their beauty and power,” says gallery director Melanie Zavediuk. There’s something uniquely intimate about this work that larger monumental pieces don’t as readily elicit. Cree artist Gary Olver has created a piece called Eagle and Frog Pendant that is 1.5" by 1" by 1". At first glance, the piece looks like a tiny grass basket with a frog on its lid. The woven texture of the basket has been carved into catlanite stone with exquisite care and detail (catlanite is a fine-particled metamorphic claystone found throughout the midwest that was traditionally used for ceremonial tobacco pipes). The lid lifts up to reveal a sculpted eagle figure underneath. Both the frog and eagle figures have glowing eyes made of abalone shell. www.gallerieswest.ca

Coastal Peoples represents Olver, and included Eagle and Frog in their recent show Coastal Legacy: from Intricate to Monumental. “We like miniatures partly because of their size and their purpose,” Fouks says about the popular show. She adds that small pieces don’t mean that less time has been spent on the creation of the work. “It’s often more complicated to create a miniature. The pieces we select open your eyes to how much impact a miniature can have.” That the miniatures do double duty as works of art and as jewelry is undeniably one of the attractions of small artworks. Nigel Reading is co-director of Vancouver’s Spirit Wrestler Gallery, which is launching its second biannual show, called Mini-Masterworks II in March. He easily ties the function and presentation of miniature sculpture to jewellery and adornment. “A lot of this miniature show is wearable art. People like wearing beautiful things,” he says. But shows such as these also give galleries an opportunity to showcase Galleries West Spring 2008 59

LEFT: Volcano Woman, Gary Olver, Cree, catlanite, abalone shell, horse hair, 2" X 1.75" X 1" (not including base and hair), at Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery

BELOW: Cockle Shell Rattle and Pendant, Gwaai Edenshaw, Haida, mastodon ivory, 22K gold, abalone shell. 2.75" X 1.5" X 1" (including bail), at Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery

ABOVE: Raven’s Child, Christian White, Haida, argillite, mastodon ivory, catlanite, abalone shell, opal, maple wood base. 1.25" X 3" X 1.5" (not including base), at Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery

RIGHT: A Shaman’s Dance, Billy Gauthier, Inuit, serpentine, anhydrite, steatite, ptarmigan feathers, ptarmigan claw, 2007, 7" x 4" x 3.5", at Inuit Gallery

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First Nations art to new audiences. “Doing a miniature show is one way of getting people to support a culture they haven’t in the past,” Reading says. “When we first tried this, we had a phenomenal response and decided we would do it every two years.” Smaller-scale works can also invite new collectors to the genre. But gallerists are adamant that size has little to do with price. “Size isn’t the most important part of price,” Zavediuk says at the Inuit Gallery. “Price has more to do with the actual piece itself, and the artist.” “ The value of any piece comes down to the medium, embellishment, and complexity and uniqueness of design,” Fouks adds. To reinforce her point, Fouks describes a piece from the gallery titled Cockle Shell Rattle and Pendant by Haida artist Gwaai Edenshaw. “It’s quite rare. Few artists we know create wearable rattles. There are less than six artists capable of doing it that we’re aware of. Gwaai is a new artist for us, and he’s www.gallerieswest.ca

Raven and Moon Pendant, William Kuhnley, Northwest Coast, boxwood, abalone, 2007, 2.5" x 2.5" x 0.75", at Spirit Wrestler Gallery

certainly pushing boundaries with his use of mixed media.” Fred Davis is another Coastal Peoples artist who uses mastodon ivory, sourced from the remains of an extinct tusked mammal that disappeared from North America about 10,000 years ago. Davis has called one of his pieces Dogfish, Raven and Sun Pendant. “Fred is well-known for these images and pushing boundaries with his artwork,” Fouks says of the piece, which has a dogfish image carved on the front face and a raven carved on the back. “Many of his pieces are in private collections and he releases few to galleries.” All the shows focusing on small-scale art shows in Vancouver offer new opportunities for First Nations artists. “Often, for many artists who work in larger scale, it’s a challenge to work small,” says Nigel Reading. “It involves going from an adze to a penknife sometimes. This is a whole different technology and one that artists find exciting.” www.gallerieswest.ca

Melanie Zavediuk has chosen a range of pieces for her 2008 show, with a particular focus on contemporary themes. “This year’s collection illustrates more than ever the changes in Inuit art,” she says. “Young carvers working today are incorporating present-day influences into their work more than ever.” She cites Toonoo Sharky’s finely carved miniature sculpture of the late kung-fu actor Bruce Lee in mid-kick, and James Pitseolak’s Surfing on a UFO. This contemporary work is a natural progression for an art-form that has been around for millennia. “Traditionally, all Inuit work was small because Inuit people were nomadic and it wasn’t practical for them to carry around large pieces,” says Reading. “Much of the traditional work was in the form of amulets and talismans. The work only got larger when Innu began selling their work and were encouraged to make bigger pieces.” Galleries West Spring 2008 61

Killerwhale, Dogfish, Wolf, Raven and Bear Box, Derek White, Haida, sterling silver, argillite, abalone shell, mother of pearl. 3.25" X 5.25" X 3.25", at Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery

COLLECTING 101: NORTHWEST COAST ARTWORK Art made in miniature may not always mean downsized prices, but starting small may be good advice for collectors looking to delve into the Northwest Coast art market. “There are no easy answers on how to best get started,” says Donald Ellis, owner of the Donald Ellis Gallery in Dundas, Ontario and one of Canada’s bestknown authorities on Northwest Coast art. “Look, read, and refrain from buying as long as possible,” he advises. This will not only help a buyer build visual awareness of the different styles, cultural affiliations and materials used, he says, but an awareness of their own preferences. Then start small. One stellar piece is a better buy than three mediocre ones — and it’s the quality that’s key. Ellis is known to have an eye for excellence, but if collectors come to him for investment advice, he refers them to their stockbroker. “I don’t sell investments,” he says. He may be unable to predict the future, but having been in the business since 1976, he’s well aware of what’s happened in the past. The prices for Northwest Coast art haven’t dropped in 35 years, he says. In a nutshell, Ellis says condition, quality, provenance and age all affect the value of antique art, but in the contemporary field, it’s usually big names that bring the highest prices. Many collectors are really collecting autographs, he says, which is why names like Robert Davidson and Bill Reid command prices higher than 19th century coastal masters — some of whose names were never recorded. In the past, Ellis says, the market only sought out the “holy trinity” of Haida, Tsimshian or Tlingit art, but now the extraordinary works of art made by other coastal First Nations are highly valued too. The highest prices are reserved for iconic pieces, like wooden masks and rattles, but Ellis says collectors can still find the best of the best in other forms of antique Northwest Coast art — such as decorated household implements — for under $10,000. He is awed at how little some of the old masterpieces from the Northwest Coast sell for, especially in comparison to 20th century sculpture. He points to the 62 Galleries West Spring 2008

November 2007 contemporary art auction at Sotheby’s in New York which brought in $316 million (US) for 65 lots, the house’s highest auction total ever. In comparison, the highest price ever paid for a Northwest Coast piece was $1.8 million for a Tsimshian shaman’s mask, part of the Dundas collection, sold in 2006. Karen Duffek, curator of art at the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology, says watching the auctions is one way to help determine value. But asking how contemporary Northwest Coast art is valued is a value-laden question itself.

She points to the impact anthropologists have had on the market, starting with the very notion of Northwest Coast art. Coastal artists usually identify themselves by their tribal affiliations, not by using the catch-all term. And the work of anthropologists in the 1960s and 70s created the language still used to describe the forms today — a language that identifies value in terms of integrity of formlines and ovoids. She says that western design terminology imposes static rules on the art that, in retrospect, doesn’t apply to all 19th century pieces. Elements like symmetry and refined surfaces were not important to carvers who used their wooden masks by firelight during the winter dance months. “I could make a list of 10 rules that define a good carving, but the rules won’t always work,” she says. Duffek is also interested in aboriginal artists who are playing outside the rules altogether, especially those who don’t place their work within the Northwest Coast genre, but who still build on the stylistic foundations of their cultures. She suggests the print market as a good place to start collecting. Silkscreen prints used to be the hottest ticket on the market, but the medium reached its peak in the 1980s, and now there are many beautiful prints out there, for relatively low prices, she says. — Heather Ramsay www.gallerieswest.ca

John McEwen Doctor of Fine Arts Through large-scale public works and small-scale private works, Dr. John McEwen’s sculptures have made a significant contribution to Canadian arts and have furthered the appreciation of art in Canadian communities and beyond.

Fall 2007 Convocation The University of Lethbridge proudly

An artist with persistent vision, McEwen’s evocative body of work utilizes large-scale objects of steel, bronze, or stone to embody complex, interwoven themes of communication, transportation, and Canadian cultural history. His sculptures reveal many themes associated with the Canadian experience including, as he says, “the idea that culture and ecology are inextricably linked.”

awarded John McEwen the degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, at the Fall Convocation on Oct. 13, 2007, in recognition of his substantial, enduring contribution to Canadian arts and the cultural ecology and quality of life in communities in Canada and beyond.

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His striking large-scale sculptures have been installed across Canada and the United States. Examples of his work in Alberta include Western Channel, a notable and essential part of the exterior of the U of L’s University Centre for the Arts; Horn and Weaving Fence, which graces the front plaza of the TransCanada Pipelines building in Calgary; and the complex piece, One and One, on display in the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Outside Alberta, McEwen’s public sculptures are permanently installed in downtown Toronto, the National Aviation Museum in Ottawa, and Quebec. Overseas, he has exhibited his work in France, Germany, Australia, Japan, the U.K. and the new Canadian Embassy in Berlin.

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RICK RIVET WITH RECURRING IMAGERY, THIS B.C. PAINTER’S VISION MOVES INTO THE WORLD OF MYTH AND METAPHYSICS BY PORTIA PRIEGERT

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Looking at Rick Rivet’s paintings is like embarking on a journey through a dream world — images emerge and recede, symbols float into awareness and wash in on waves of sumptuous colour. His work is highly expressive, with mark-making techniques that range from bold slashes to slowly graduated fields of thick colour. Through it all are Rivet’s ruminations on nature, memory, metaphysics and indigenous mythologies. “A lot of the mark-making is almost like carving into the painting to get at an unconscious idea,” says Rivet, a Métis artist originally from the Northwest Territories. “I think it’s a fairly complex process to develop an image. It develops — it doesn’t just happen. There’s chaos and control, destruction and reconstruction. There are layers of paint, with drips over them, and washes over other areas. It’s very process-oriented.” In an exhibition recently circulated by Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery, Rivet’s work hovers between abstraction and representation, engaging the languages of both. He blends the traditions of modernist art with those of shamanistic cultures. His synthesis, with its rich visual qualities and underlying thoughtfulness, is deeply evocative at an emotional and intuitive level. Rivet’s imagery includes basic geometric forms such as squares and triangles and loosely rendered animals, human forms and northern motifs — kayaks, sleds and whaling boats. His concerns often focus on particular imagery repeated in multiple paintings — masks, mazes, string games, medicine wheels and burial mounds — common elements in a variety of shamanistic cultures. His northern roots also inform his process. “I think a lot of my work stems from growing up in the Arctic and growing up on the land, being there right in the landscape all the time, when you’re out playing or just living in a fishing camp or on a trap line.” Rivet traces his ancestry to Europe through his father and to the Dene and Saulteaux people through his mother. He was born in 1949 in Aklavik, above the Arctic Circle in the Mackenzie River Delta. Aboriginal traditions were more intact at that time and Aklavik, a regional trading centre, was home to various aboriginal peoples as well as Europeans. “My family lived on the land and in town depending on the season,” he says. “At age seven, I began attending school in Aklavik with other students from the region, a cross-cultural experience to say the least.” His family eventually moved to Inuvik, which became the economic centre of the Mackenzie Delta in the 1950s, and he continued his schooling there. He saw his first Western art at school — religious pictures in the classroom — and also recalls how aboriginal students were punished for using their own languages. He dismisses his early schooling as “a total brainwash attempt that I was smart enough to avoid.” Still, with the assistance of government grants, Rivet headed south in 1969 for his post-secondary education. He has earned four degrees in art and education — first, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1972, and then a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1980 from the University of Victoria, where he studied painting, printmaking and art history. He went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in 1985 and a Bachelor of Education in 1986, both from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. His formal education was complemented by travels across Canada and jobs that included surveying, roofing, mining and prospecting. He also researched traditions of the Aleut, Navajo, Cree and Hopi as well as Siberian www.gallerieswest.ca

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Earth Figure No. 3, Rick Rivet, acrylic on canvas, 2007, 54.3" X 54.3" www.gallerieswest.ca

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indigenous peoples such as the Chukchi, Goldi, Buryat and Evenk, intrigued by their shared archetypes. His widespread interests also led him to Jungian psychology, Buddhist philosophy, German Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism and individual artists such as Edvard Munch, Antoni Tàpies and Paterson Ewen. George Moppett, who curated the Mendel exhibition, observes that Rivet’s art is not overtly political and is driven more by a concern with common aspects of shared humanity. “For Rivet, the artist is the inheritor of the shamanistic tradition. Through the creative act, both shaman and artist journey beyond the known to access uncharted territories,” he writes in the exhibition catalogue. “Rivet’s metaphysical paintings are a testament to that responsibility; they also offer a critique of art that is unbalanced and weighted towards the rational. Rivet feels distrust for the work of some conceptual artists, whose art, he feels, has no affinity or identification with either the natural or the dream world.” Nevertheless, Rivet expresses frustration with the Canadian art establishment, which he criticizes for being rooted in Euro-centric concerns and for marginalizing artists from indigenous backgrounds, particularly Métis artists. “We have always had a problem in this country being stuck between the Indians and the white people,” he says. “We’re a combination of both and we get the flak from both ends all the time, throughout history.” Rivet came to national attention in 1992 when paintings that made reference to the legacies of colonialism were included in a major national exhibition, Indigena: Contemporary Native Perspectives, at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec. He has also completed a series of paintings about the Beothuk people of pre-colonial Newfoundland, whose culture disappeared after European contact. “Rivet’s art is both homage and lament,” says Moppett. “It acknowledges that with the loss of these ancient cultures there is a corresponding loss of unique understandings of life … from Rivet’s perspective, the success of a 66 Galleries West Spring 2008

culture is not to be adjudicated solely by technical sophistication and the acquisition of wealth through commerce, but also by the value it places on a commonly understood mythology.” Rivet emphasizes that his concerns are spiritual but have nothing to do with organized religion, which he sees as a source of problems between people as well as a cause of the estrangement between humans and the natural world. “The approach is introspective, involving the existential nature of being — the spiritual, the psychic and the physical aspects of human experience,” he says in his artist’s statement. “In my art, I seek poetic expression — a visual language which uses the visible universe as a metaphor for the invisible, a communication between the world and the spirit, a mystical relationship between physical/metaphysical realities.” Rivet, who works full time as a painter, has received more than 20 awards, scholarships and bursaries, including a fellowship from the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis and the Andy Warhol Foundation Fellowship Residency for the Heard Museum in Phoenix. He has lived in Terrace, B.C., since 1990. His wife, Donna, teaches elementary school there. Rivet says he doesn’t mix much with other artists and prefers to spend time reading, listening to music and hitting the open road on his motorcycle. The couple has no children, but their two cats have been featured in the occasional painting. Rivet

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THROUGH THE CREATIVE ACT, BOTH SHAMAN AND ARTIST JOURNEY BEYOND THE KNOWN TO ACCESS UNCHARTED TERRITORIES

wants to move south after his wife retires from teaching in several years. “Living up North is just too small for me now,” he says. “It’s too isolated.” Rivet, who paints several hours a day in a basement studio in his home, says he has become interested in portraying light in order to evoke ideas about the movement of energy through the body and the ways in which biorhythms are affected by both seasonal changes and modern lifestyles. “We transmit light ourselves as live beings,” he says. “It’s kind of like the idea of auras in people. It’s linked in a way to the Chinese, with acupuncture, with meridians and lines of energy going through the body.” This new interest fits easily with his previous depictions of ethereal figures and www.gallerieswest.ca

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landscapes, while expanding his focus on metaphysical concerns. “I’d like to develop a visual interpretation of reality as I think it is, rather than how it seems to be on the surface.”

Opposite top: Cat’s Cradle No. 5, Rick Rivet, acrylic and collage on canvas, 2005, 43.5" X 43.5" Opposite lower: Jacob’s Ladder No. 2,

Portia Priegert is an artist and freelance writer based in Kelowna, BC. She is the former director of the Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art.

Rick Rivet, acrylic on canvas, 2007, 43" X 43" Above: Journey No. 56, Rick Rivet,

Rick Rivet’s work is represented by Virginia Christopher Fine Art in Calgary, Alcheringa Gallery in Victoria, Gallery Gevik in Toronto, and the Ruschman Gallery

acrylic and collage on canvas, 2003, 43" X 43"

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January 18 to April 5, 2008 Opening Reception January 18 Curated by Lori Ellis

M AT T E R S OF DENIAL | CHRIS FLODBERG Double Image Catharsis, 2005, oil on canvas, 4’x 4’

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GROW-OP | THE ARBOUR LAKE SGHOOL 403.770.1350 117-8 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB www.artgallerycalgary.org The Art Gallery of Calgary acknowledges the generous support of: Calgary Arts Development Authority; Alberta Foundation for the Arts; Alberta Lottery Fund; The Alberta Society of Artists; Canada Council for the Arts; RedPoint Media Group (Avenue, Calgary Inc. and UP! magazines); Energy 101.5; Citytv; Calgary Herald; King’s Transfer Van Lines; Premiere Executive Suites; Hotel Arts; McNally Robinson Booksellers; Blue Hydrangea; Gruman’s Extraordinary Catering; Zot Media; INDUSTRYimages; and Sundog Printing Inc.

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FourbyFive Gallery of Photography is a photo cooperative dedicated to the establishment of photography as a collectible art form. The gallery displays a collection of contemporary photography from many established local photographers. The gallery’s mission is to participate in the education and understanding of the collection of photography as an artform through exhibitions, events, portfolio reviews and work shops. Remember, there is no substitute for seeing original photography first hand so be sure to stop by the gallery to see our inventory of fine prints. Board of Directors: Dan Gordon, Tom Hamp, Jan Boydol, Steve Speer, Jim Kitchen, Jacques Rioux Advisory Board: Bill Peters, Julian Ferreira, Mitch Kern, George Webber Suite #L14, Art Central, 100 - 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4

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Marilynn Bracken

bracken studio Now moved to Marda Loop... bigger, brighter and better! 2028 - 34 Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta T2T 2C3 Canada 403-554-1523 www.brackenstudio.com

Marilynn Bracken Olympia - The Kaleidoscope Series Acrylic on Stretched Canvas 60" x 60" $2,500

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GALLERY SOURCES Your guide to more than 450 fine art galleries in Western Canada For more information, send your request by email to freelistings@gallerieswest.ca ALBERTA INDEX Banff.................................................................70 Black Diamond...................................................70 Bragg Creek.......................................................70 Calgary..............................................................70 Camrose............................................................75 Canmore............................................................75 Cochrane...........................................................75 Didsbury............................................................76 Donalda.............................................................76 Drumheller.........................................................76 Edmonton.........................................................76 Fort MacLeod.....................................................78 Fort McMurray...................................................78 Frank.................................................................78 Grande Prairie....................................................78 High River......................................................... 79 Jasper................................................................79 Kananaskis Country............................................79 Lacombe............................................................79 Lethbridge.........................................................79 Medicine Hat.....................................................79 Okotoks.............................................................79 Red Deer............................................................79 Rosebud............................................................80 Wetaskiwin........................................................80 Wildwood..........................................................80 BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX Abbotsford........................................................80 Burnaby.............................................................80 Cherryville..........................................................80 Comox...............................................................80 Coquitlam..........................................................80 Courtenay..........................................................80 Duncan..............................................................80 Galiano Island....................................................80 Golden..............................................................81 Grand Forks.......................................................81 Invermere..........................................................81 Kamloops..........................................................81 Kelowna............................................................81 Nanaimo...........................................................82 Nelson...............................................................82 Oliver.................................................................82 Penticton...........................................................82 Qualicum Bay/Beach..........................................82 Prince George....................................................82 Salmon Arm......................................................82 Salt Spring Island...............................................82 Sechelt..............................................................82 Sidney................................................................82 Silver Star Mountain..........................................82 Tofino................................................................82 Vancouver..........................................................82 Vernon..............................................................87 Victoria..............................................................87 Whistler.............................................................89 MANITOBA INDEX Churchill............................................................89 Gimli.................................................................89 Portage La Prairie...............................................89 Winnipeg...........................................................89 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...............................................................92 Saskatoon..........................................................93 Swift Current.....................................................93 Yorkton..............................................................93 NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Dawson City......................................................94 Inuvik................................................................94 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 About Canada recently extended its fine art gal-

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lery 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.

homes and cabins; historic walking tours of the Banff townsite; and exhibition tours of the galleries. Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm.

trum of critical discourse and multi-disciplinary practices within the contemporary visual arts. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

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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.

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. BRAGG CREEK

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 well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm.

Commercial Galleries SUNCATCHER’S DESIGN STUDIO 4-Old West Mall, PO Box 840 Bragg Creek,, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-4332 F. 403-278-6299 info@suncatchersdesigns.com www.suncatchersdesigns.com Now in Bragg Creek, SunCatcher’s has provided custom stained glass and sandcarved glass to the Calgary area since 1979. They offer in-home consultation for custom work. The gallery features a variety of leaded windows, vintage paintings, art glass, new and vintage jewellery, and various artist’s works. Featured artist E. Allan Garrett A.S.A. Wed to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun and Mon noon - 5 pm.

SUMMIT GALLERY OF FINE ART 120 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1E1 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 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.

THE QUEST GALLERY 105 Banff Ave, Box 1046, Banff, AB T1L 1B1 T. 403-762-2722 F. 403-760-2782 info@thequestgallery.com

Artist-run Galleries ARTIST PROOF GALLERY 2010F 11 St SE, PO Box 6821 Station D Calgary, AB T2P 2E7 T. 403-287-1056 alberta.printmakers@yahoo.ca www.albertaprintmakers.ca

WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 2469, 110 Bison Courtyard, 211 Bear St Banff, AB T1L 1C2 T. 403-762-2214 Toll Free: 866-859-2220 fineart@willockandsaxgallery.com www.willockandsaxgallery.com Recently relocated from Waterton Park, the Willock and Sax Gallery carries a diverse selection of Western Canadian historical and contemporary art, with a focus on fine Alberta artists — including original paintings, photography, prints and drawings, functional and fine art ceramics, sculpted/stained/handblown art glass, sculpture, jewellery and woodturning. Daily from 10 am. 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

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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. 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 Unit B27, 200 Barclay Parade SW, PO Box 22451, Bankers Hall RPO, Calgary, AB T2P 5G7 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 info@thenewgallery.org www.thenewgallery.org From its new location on the second level of Eau Claire Market, Calgary’s oldest artist-run centre is committed to providing a forum for a wide spec-

Commercial Galleries ANNE ARCHER’S GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART 3412 3 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0M2 T. 403-477-4248 charlotte@neurogarden.com 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 Ottawa. Open every day. ARTFIRM GALLERY 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. 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

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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. COLLAGE 206-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-3330 www.artcentral.ca COTTAGE CRAFT 8330 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-252-3797 F. 403-252-6002

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ccgfa@telus.net www.cottage-craft.com THE CROFT 2105 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-1212 F. 403-214-1409 thecroft@telus.net www.croftgallery.com

NEW GALLERY The Weiss Gallery recently opened in the popular Design Distict on 11 Ave at the corner of 6 St -- with Barry Weiss, James McIntyre and Christine Klassen as Directors. DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 737 2 ST SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 dpg@dianapaulgalleries.com www.dianapaulgalleries.com Now located in the heritage Lancaster Building just off Stephen Avenue Walk. Specializing in high quality fine art — small and large format works — in styles from super-realism to impressionism to semi-abstract. Featuring the work of emerging and well-established artists. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.

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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. FOURBYFIVE GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY 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. FRAMESWEST 1221 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S9 T. 403-265-8338 greg@frameswest.com www.frameswest.com

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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. 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, Bond, Cameron, Crump and Degenhart. Calgarys largest collection of bronze — by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Taylor, Danyluk and Arthur. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat till 5 pm. 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. GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 100-602 11 Ave SW - lower level

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T H E A L I C AT G A L L E R Y Representing Western Canadian artists since 1987

Michael O’Toole, Falls Affection in Kananaskis, 24" x 48", a/c

403-949-3777 • www.alicatgallery.com Located about 30 minutes west of Calgary in Bragg Creek, Alberta

GIBSON FINE ART LTD 850 16 Ave SW, 2nd floor, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9 T. 403-244-2000 info@gibsonfineart.ca www.gibsonfineart.ca Now showing the artists of Fosbrooke Fine Arts. The gallery showcases contemporary art in a wide variety of styles and media and of significant regional and national scope from emerging and established artists of the highest quality. Thurs 11 am - 8 pm, Fri 11 am to 6 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment. 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.

PIETRO ADAMO Cittro, oil on board, triptych 44” x 60”

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Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 T. 403-265-1630 F. 403-265-1634 calgary@gerrythomas.com www.gerrythomas.com This contemporary, New York-style gallery boasts an impressive 4600 sq ft of original art work ranging from glass sculpture to abstract oil paintings and photography. The gallery, which can accommodate events of up to 300 people, is anchored by a central art deco bar, three plasma screens and a sophisticated sound system. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

Suite 111, 908 - 17th Ave SW (Devenish Building)

Calgary, AB T2T 0A3 (403) 244-9993 www.johnscottgallery.ca info@johnscottgallery.ca

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/ The gallery carries a select collection of traditional and contemporary artwork representing local, regional and internationally renowned artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment. Other location in Vancouver. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 101, 1111 - 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 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 mid-career 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. 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 Specializing in Canadian contemporary art jewellery, INFLUX carries the work of over 40 artists. Find simple and understated objects to wear everyday — or extravagant, sculptural art pieces. Materials range from silver and gold to rubber and felt. Rotating exhibitions. Openings and demonstrations from 5 pm -8 pm on First Thursdays. Mon - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. JOHN SCOTT GALLERY 111-908 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A3 T. 403-244-9993 F. 403-244-9943 johnscottgallery@shaw.ca www.johnscottgallery.ca Located in the historic Devenish Building on trendy 17th Ave SW, John Scott Gallery showcases a variety Canadian and international artists. They specialize in contemporary style art including landscapes, still life’s, abstract, and figurative. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 am, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, and by appointment. 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 In Calgary since 1968, Kensington Fine Art Gallery features original 21st century Canadian art, including bronze and raku pieces, presented in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. In the Design District on 11th Ave SW between 5th St and 6th St. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

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KEYSTONE ART GALLERY 202-100 7 Ave SW (Art Central) Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-237-6637 mail@keystoneartgallery.com www.keystoneartgallery.com The Keystone Gallery promotes art created by Canadian emerging to established artists with art in all media and a focus on regional artists. There are regularly scheduled solo, group and themed exhibitions. Custom framing and installation services, design and art consultation. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm and by appt. 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, Ron Bolt, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Also located in Winnipeg and Toronto. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MASENGO GALLERY 1216a 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1 T. 403-262-8889 info@masengogallery.com www.masengogallery.com 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 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: 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. Exhibi-

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Representing Local & Regional Ar tists Ar t Central #104, 100 7th Ave SW. Calgar y, AB. 266 - 5337 www.swirlf inear t.com

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Steve Coffey, Fall Laundry, 40" x 60", Oil on Canvas

Kensington Fine Art Gallery LOCATED IN THE DESIGN DISTRICT

102, 628 - 11 Avenue SW Calgary Alberta T2R 0E2 403-228-2111 kensington@nucleus.com www.kensingtonfineart.com REPRESENTING HISTORICAL, CONTEMPORARY AND 3-DIMENSIONAL ARTISTS FROM COAST TO COAST.

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tions change monthly featuring established and emerging artists along with themed group shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

a beautiful expression within a contemporary vision and context. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment.

RUBAIYAT GALLERY 722 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7 T. 403-228-7192 rubaiyatholdings@shaw.ca

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.

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.

Whiteman Mountain, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 36”

Also represented by:

Adele Campbell Gallery Whistler, BC

The Artym Gallery Invermere, BC

Gallery 421 Kelowna, BC

White Rock Gallery White Rock, BC

Le Balcon d'art Saint Lambert, QC

www.kissfineart.com Calgary (403) 229-0045

SKEW GALLERY 1615 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 T. 403-244-4445 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. 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 Tracy Proctor launched Swirl in June 2006, in order to promote other independent artists. The vibrant and diverse artwork draws art lovers from Calgary and further afield. Currently representing ten established and aspiring artists, all from Western Canada, the gallery showcases an abundance of talent with a broad range of styles. Consultations and commissions are available. 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 - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 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. THE WEISS GALLERY 1021 6 St SW (corner 11 Ave) Calgary, AB T2R 1R2 T. 403-262-1880 info@theweissgallery.com www.theweissgallery.com Juxtaposing contemporary work with fine 19th century European artworks, the gallery is a showcase for craft-intensive, descriptive art. It represents artists whose approaches to painting, drawing, photography and sculpture pay respect to timehonoured methods of artmaking and have found

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TYRRELL CLARKE GALLERY 213-100 - 7 Ave, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-245-4281 tyrrell@tyrrellclarke.com www.tyrrellclarke.com VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 816 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-4346 info@virginiachristopherfineart.com www.virginiachristopherfineart.com Established in 1980, the gallery has earned a national reputation amongdiscerning collectors of contemporary Canadian art. Exhibitions changemonthly, showcasing museum-calibre, original paintings, sculpture and ceramics by artists with well-established reputations. Representing the Estate of Luke O Lindoe (1913-1999). Gallery open Tues to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm. The Vue CafÈ serves lunch 11 am - 4 pm. Inquiries invited for private functions. WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 colette@wallacegalleries.com www.wallacegalleries.com In the heart of downtown Calgary, Wallace Galleries Ltd. has been a part of the art community since 1986. With regular group and solo shows the gallery is proud to represent some of Canada’s most accomplished and upcoming contemporary artists working in oils, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor as well sculpture and pottery. There is always something visually stimulating to see at Wallace Galleries Ltd. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

MOVES Marilynn Bracken has moved her studio/gallery to a much larger, house-with-garden location in Marda Loop just off 33 Ave SW where she now also represents other artists. Daniel Lindley has expanded his Keystone Gallery into the former Bracken Studio space in Art Central. 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.

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BRIC GALLERY 227 35 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2K5 T. 403-520-0707 CENTENNIAL GALLERY 133-125 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P6 T. 403-266-6783 lnemanz@telusplanet.net Public Galleries ALLIANCE FRANÁAISE 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 The Art Gallery of Calgary is an interactive and dynamic forum for contemporary art exhibitions and activities that foster appreciation and understanding of visual culture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. To 10 pm every first Thursday of the month. DEVO ART GALLERY 317 7 Ave SW, 4th Flr TD Square, Calgary, AB T. 403-221-4274

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 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 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 www.museumoftheregiments.ca 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

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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 through a balanced program of visual art exhibitions to the public of Calgary and visitors. Admission fee: Adults - $2.00; Senior/Students - $1.00; Family - $5.00; Members of the Triangle Gallery - Free. Annual Membership - $25.00. Free admission on Thursdays. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. CAMROSE 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 including J. Brager, B. Cheng, R. Chow, H. deJager, K. Duke, J. Kamikura, E. Lower Pidgeon, J. Peters, A. Pfannmuller, K. Ritcher, D. Zasadny — all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appt. CANMORE Commercial Galleries ELEVATION GALLERY 100-729 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 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 and regional senior artists: Alice Saltiel, Zelda Nelson, Elizabeth Wiltzen, Tony Bloom, Thep Thavonsouk. Changing displays highlight a variety of paintings and photographs as well as fine craft and sculpture in glass, clay, wood, metal and bronze. Website updated daily. Open daily 10:30 - 5:30, extended hours in summer. 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.

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959 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB, Canada, T8A 4L7 SINCE 1981 At the Gateway to Sherwood Park on Wye Rd -15 minutes from Edmonton (780467.3038

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the VAAA Gallery presents . . .

Clysmos a surreal solo exhibition Eugenia Castaneda january 10 - february 16, 2008 VAAA Gallery 3rd flr, 10215 - 112 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 1.780.421.1731 toll free 1.866.421.1731 info@visualartsalberta.com Located in Harcourt House Arts Centre

Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists 5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401 www.candlerartgallery.com candler@syban.net A.A. Pfannmuller, Passage #2 oil on canvas 32" x 36"

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

Celebrating Visual Culture

Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 webmaster@caag.ca www.caag.ca

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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

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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.

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).

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Profiles Public Art Gallery Terry Reynoldson Adam 2006, Oil on Canvas, 6 panels, 90" x 76"

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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.

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proachable 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

STUDIO WEST BRONZE FOUNDRY & ART GALLERY PO Box 550, 205 - 2 Ave SE, Industrial Park Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7 T. 403-932-2611 F. 403-932-2705 Original bronze works both finished and in progress at Canada’s largest sculpture foundry. Free tours of the lost-wax methods of bronze casting. Also paintings, western prints, Pioneer Women’s Museum, artifacts and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, evenings by appointment and call (403) 932-2611 for weekend hours. In Cochrane, 15 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A. WESTLANDS ART GALLERY 118 - 2 Ave W, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B2 T. 403-932-3030 F. 403-932-7810 look@westlandsart.com www.westlandsart.com 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 ap-

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Public Galleries DONALDA GALLERY FOR THE ARTS 5002 Main St, Donalda, AB T0B 1H0 T. 403-883-2255 www.donaldagallery.com Open May through October. DRUMHELLER Commercial Galleries MELTING POT GALLERY 196 1 St W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y4 T. 403-823-2483 F. 403-272-0222 info@meltingpotgallery.ca www.meltingpotgallery.ca GREATER EDMONTON AREA 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

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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 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.

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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. 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, Alex Janvier and Aaron Paquette. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave , Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z9 T. 780-439-8210 F. 780-435-0429 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.

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OUT OF THE FIRE STUDIO 12214 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K3 T. 780-378-0240 F. 780-378-0241 Toll Free: 866-378-0240 outofthefire@telus.net www.outofthefirestudio.com This pottery studio and art gallery features paintings by Alberta artists; Romanian, Phoenician and Canadian glass art; and African stone sculpture from Zimbabwe. Stoneware pottery made in the studio by Cindy Clarke is highlighted along with works by BC potters Lilach Lotan and Junichi Tanaka. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thurs till 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

FRINGE GALLERY 10516 Whyte Ave - lower Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4 T. 780-432-0240 F. 780-439-5447

PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY 10183 112 St, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M1 T. 780-452-0286 F. 780-451-1615 and at 12304 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-455-7479 info@probertsongallery.com 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. Now with second location. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

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 T. 780-962-9505 ena@gallerydejonge.com www.gallerydejonge.com GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 139-10309 107 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K3 T. 780-232-7497 edmonton@gerrythomas.com www.gerrythomas.com Located in the 7th Street Lofts in the heart of downtown Edmonton, this unique industrial-style gallery shows a wide variety of original artwork from international artists and some of Western Canada’s most impressive artists. Featuring one-of-a-kind glass work, sculpture, paintings and photography. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. JOHNSON GALLERY 7711 85 Street, Edmonton, AB T6C 3B4 T. 780-465-6171 and at 11817 80 St Edmonton, AB T5B 2N6 T. 780-479 8424 info@johnsongallery.ca www.johnsongallery.ca

SECOND LOCATION Peter Robertson has extended the Edmonton presence of his gallery from the home location on 112 St with the opening of a second spot, in the popular Gallery Walk area on Jasper Ave, in the same block as the Front Gallery, the Agnes Bugera Gallery, and adjacent to the West End Gallery at the corner of 123 St. KOHON DESIGNS INC 143-10309 107 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K3 T. 780-428-6230 F. 780-428-6249 designers@kohon.ca www.kohon.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.

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SHOWING THIS SPRING Daphne Odjig Laird Goulet Jim Logan

Daphne Odjig, In Tune with the Infinite, serigraph

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 sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt.

NEW SPACE Era Rowles will be moving this spring from her long-time downtown location to new space in LeMarchand Mansion. PICTURE THIS! 959 Ordze Road Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7 T. 780-467-3038 F. 780-464-1493 Toll Free: 800-528-4278 info@picturethisgallery.com www.picturethisgallery.com Picture This! framing & gallery have been helping clients proudly display their life treasures and assisting them to discover the beauty of the world through fine art since 1981. Now representing the Western Lights Artists Group and offering a diverse selection of originals by national and international artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat till 5 pm.

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

PRO’S ART GALLERY & FRAMING 101-10604 178 St Edmonton, AB T5E 2S3 T. 780-486-6661 gene@prosartschool.com www.prosartschool.com Pro’s Art specializes in original oils and giclÈes from both established & emerging artists. Landscapes, still lifes, figurative works and florals are all well represented. They also offer professional art instruction and fine art framing. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Tues and Thurs till 7 pm.

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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 Moving to LeMarchand Mansion Spring 2008. Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, scrimshaw on moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in corporate collections and gifts, the gallery offers consultation for special commissions, packaging and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 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

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

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Shirley Cordes-Rogozinsky The Lost World, 32” x 30”

Andrew Raszewski Retreating Mist, 40” x 30”

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

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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 SPRUCE GROVE ART GALLERY Melcor Cultural Centre, 420 King St, PO Box 3511 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A8 T. 780-962-0664 F. 780-962-0664 alliedac@shaw.ca www.alliedartscouncil.ca 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 with a new featured artist every 3 weeks. They host several members’ shows each year, as well as an Alberta-wide Seniors & Open Art Competition. They sponsor ongoing classes for adults and children. Mon to Sat 10 am - 8 pm. THE STUDIO GALLERY 11 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E3 T. 780-460-5993 F. 780-458-7871 the-studio-gallery@telusplanet.net The Studio, now with two locations, is an artist collective showing a diverse collection of original fine art. They represent distinctive work by 8 artists in a studio environment showcasing the finest oils, watercolours and mixed media in a wide array of styles. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appt. 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 contempo-

rary and traditional fine crafts including pottery, blown glass, jewelry, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more. All are hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; closed Sun. ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 100-10230 Jasper Ave Entreprise Sq (former Hudson’s Bay building), Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6 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. Temporary location during expansion and renovation. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thurs until 8 pm (free admission 4 pm - 8 pm), Sat & Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

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

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

THE WORKS GALLERY 200-10225 100 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 0A1 T. 780-426-2122 F. 780-426-4673 theworks@telusplanet.net www.theworks.ab.ca

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

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.

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 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

FORT MACLEOD Commercial Gallery PRAIRIE WINDS GALLERY 210 Col Macleod Blvd, PO Box 1539 Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 T. 403-553-3020 prairiewindsgallery@shaw.ca www.lindastewart.ca Located at 210 Col Macleod Blvd (Main Street) in

historic Fort Macleod, the gallery features paintings, photography, giclĂˆes, ceramics and handcrafted leather products by Western Canadian artists. Also featured are bronze sculptures by wellknown Alberta sculptor Linda Stewart. 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 FRANK Public Gallery CROWSNEST PASS PUBLIC ART GALLERY 14733 20 Ave Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0 T. 403-562-2218 F. 403-562-2218 www.telusplanet.net/public/cnpaaa/ Located on scenic Hwy 3 in Frank, the Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery features an eclectic selection of rotational exhibitions throughout the year. The Gallery Gift Store offers a wide range of fine arts and crafts created by local and area artists. Donations are accepted. Open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, and weekends and holidays from 1 to 4 pm. GRANDE PRAIRIE Public Gallery PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 103-9856 97 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7K2 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 info@prairiegallery.com www.prairiegallery.com The largest public gallery serving NW Alberta and NE British Columbia. In March 2007, gallery services were interrupted by the collapse of its facility, a provincial historic resource. Innovative exhibitions and programs will transcend the gallery’s current

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limitations at its interim location until a new facility opens in 2009. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. HIGH RIVER Commercial Galleries ART AND SOUL STUDIO/GALLERY 124 6 Ave SW, High River, AB T1V 1A1 T. 403-601-3713 art@artandsoul.ab.ca www.artandsoul.ab.ca This studio/gallery is the creative space of artist/ owner Annie Froese. The gallery features original work in a variety of mediums created by Alberta artists, most of whom live within an hour of High River. Oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media, glass, ceramics and more are displayed in this 1917 arts and crafts home. An opportunity to indulge the senses. About 1/2 hr south of Calgary. Fri, 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

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

Alberta Craft Council Gallery & Shop

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

Alberta’s only public gallery dedicated to fine craft and the place to shop for unique handcrafted gifts

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.

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. KANANASKIS COUNTRY Commercial Gallery THE MOUNTAIN GALLERY PO Box 128, Delta Kananaskis Lodge Kananaskis, AB T0L 2H0 T. 403-591-7610 kanmount@telus.net Under the direction of Sharon Conklin, the gallery highlights a Canadian collection of original artwork including paintings by local artists Marilyn Kinsella, David Daase, Bill Brownridge, Wayne Milburn and Patti Dyment along with a variety of unique jewellery. Open daily 10 am - 8 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 The gallery serves the campus community and general public with a permanent collection of more than 13,000 works; by presenting local and touring exhibitions; and by supporting research at all levels through publications and an on-line database. Main Gallery Mon to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Thur till 8:30 pm. Helen Christou Gallery - Level 9 LINC, Daily 8 am - 9 pm. Special activities on website.

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

Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY ON MAIN 4910 50 Ave, 2nd Flr, Lacombe, AB T4L 1Y1 T. 403-782-3402 F. 403-782-3405 thegalleryonmain@telus.net www.thegalleryonmain.com Located just off Hwy. 2 in the heart of Historic Downtown Lacombe, this gallery boasts the largest selection of original art in central Alberta. Representing over 60 Alberta artists, the gallery’s selection covers a wide variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Winter Hours: Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.

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.

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Commercial Galleries JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341 www.jerryarnoldgallery.com

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

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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 POTEMKIN TOO 317 6 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C7 T. 403-308-9704 rjkollee@telusplanet.net THE POTEMKIN - THE BURNING GROUND 402 2 Ave S, B Level, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0C3 T. 403-328-3604 gallerypotemkin@hotmail.com

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780.488.6611 www.albertacraft.ab.ca 10186-106 St. Edmonton

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small works JULY 28 - SEPT. 6 Spruce Grove Art Gallery, Melcor Cultural Centre

SPRUCE GROVE, AB (780) 962-0664 alliedac@shaw.ca Doris Charest, Remembering, Mixed Media

Karin Richter, Athabasca View, Pastel

Opening: Aug. 2, 2 - 4 pm

OCT. 18 - NOV. 16 Crowsnest Pass Allied Arts Association, FRANK, AB

MAY 3 - 19 Leighton Arts Centre, CALGARY, AB (403) 931-3633 info@leightoncentre.org

(403) 562-2218 cnpaaa@shaw.ca

RED DEER Commercial Gallery GALLERY IS 4930 Ross St Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-341-4641 redblockgallery@yahoo.ca isgallery.blogspot.com Gallery IS represents modern and contemporary fine art, in the heart of downtown Red Deer with a unique collection of art in painting, ceramic, soapstone, jewellery and mixed media. The gallery is dedicated to community involvement and hosts a variety of group and solo exhibitions throughout the year. Tues to Sat 11:30 am - 5 pm.

Opening: May 3, 2 - 4 pm

Barbara Pankratz, Attainment, MM Collage

2009 Inter-provincial exhibition schedule TBA

Opening: Oct. 18, 2 - 4 pm

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Open Juried Competition for Alberta artists honouring 2008, Year of Planet Earth in their chosen medium presented by

The Alberta Society of Artists SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 28, 2008 Exhibition in Spring 2009 hosted by the Leighton Arts Centre, Calgary, with catalogue and province-wide tour to follow. Application forms may be downloaded from www.artists-society.ab.ca

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ARTery Michael Campbell David Hoffos Karina Aguilera Skvirsky Micah Lexier Christian Bök C. Wells John Will Anne Troake Bill Viola Coming this summer:

Prairie Art Gallery interim location at #103, 9856 – 97 Ave Grande Prairie, AB info@prairiegallery.com www.prairiegallery.com

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Public Galleries FOUR CORNERS AND PORTHOLE GALLERIES Red Deer College Library 100 College Blvd, PO Box 5005, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 T. 403-342-3152 Paul.Boultbee@rdc.ab.ca library.rdc.ab.ca/news_events/ RED DEER AND DISTRICT ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 4B-4929 50 (Ross) St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X9 T. 403-358-3505 F. 403-358-3552 rdarts@alliedarts.ca RED DEER MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY 4525 47A Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 museum@reddeer.ca www.museum.red-deer.ab.ca Three galleries featuring local, national and international artists. Exhibits change every six to eight weeks. The permanent gallery honours the history of the Red Deer region, with a special emphasis on First Nations People, immigrant settlers, rural life and the birth of a city. Mon to Sun noon - 5 pm, Wed noon - 9 pm. Closed Statutory Holidays. 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

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Cooperative Gallery HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-346-8937 harriswarke@canoemail.com

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 WETASKIWIN Commercial Gallery CAELIN ARTWORKS 4728 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0R7 T. 780-352-3519 F. 780-352-6806 Toll Free: 888-352-3519 mail@caelinartworks.com www.caelinartworks.com WILDWOOD 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.com 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.

BOWEN ISLAND Public Gallery GALLERY AT ARTISAN SQUARE Box 211 Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 T. 604-947-2454 F. 604-947-2460 admin@biac.ca www.biac.ca/gallery.php BURNABY Public Galleries 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 SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY GALLERY 8888 University Dr, AQ 3004 Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029 gallery@sfu.ca www.sfu.ca/gallery CHERRYVILLE, BC Cooperative Gallery CHERRYVILLE ARTISANS’ SHOP 1187 Highway 6, Cherryville, BC V0E 2G1 T. 250-547-0020 info@cherryvilleartisans.com www.cherryvilleartisans.com COMOX, BC Cooperative Gallery PEARL ELLIS GALLERY 1729 Comox Ave, PO Box 1286 Comox, BC V9M 7Z8 T. 250-339-2822 pearlellisgallery@shaw.ca www.pearlellisgallery.com COQUITLAM Public Gallery 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 COURTENAY Commercial Gallery TIMMS FINE ART GALLERY 267 Fifth St, Courtenay, BC V9N 1J5 T. 250-334-8877 Toll Free: 866-334-8877 mytimms@shaw.ca www.timmsfineart.com 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 THE MUIR GALLERY 440 Anderton Ave, PO Box 3053 Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3 T. 250-334-2983 F. 250-334-2934 info@comoxvalleyarts.org 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

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Commercial Galleries 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

Artist-run Gallery ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PO Box 5090 Stn A, 103-421 Cawston Ave, Rotary Centre for the Arts Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-868-2298 F. 250-868-2896 info@alternatorgallery.com www.alternatorgallery.com

INSIGHT ART GALLERY 157 Georgeson Bay Road Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-5080 insightgallery@telus.net GOLDEN Commercial Gallery LEGACY OF LIGHT GALLERY 917 N 10 Ave, PO Box 682 Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T. 250-344-5989 Toll Free: 866-344-5955 info@llg.ca 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 ‘When the Gods Return’, 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 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 - PYNELOGS GALLERY 1720 4 Ave (at Kinsmen Beach) PO Box 2345 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-4423 jami@columbiavalleyarts.com www.columbiavalleyarts.com 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 Experience changing exhibitions of regional, national, and international contemporary art within four distinct gallery spaces at one of Canada’s strongest regional public art museums. Even the building is a contemporary ‘masterpiece’ designed by awardwinning architect Peter Cardew. Also home to The Gallery Store, a quality gift shop. 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 info@hambletongalleries.com www.hambletongalleries.com/ Established in 1964, the Hambleton has provided a showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works grace many national and international private and corporate collections. At their new location, owners Stewart and Tracy Turcotte offer investment art opportunities to their clientele and have added ceramics, and bronze sculpture to complement the paintings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

Original Canadian Art Since 1964 Show and Sale May 22, 2008 Artist reception and book signing

ROBERT GENN October Light, acrylic on canvas, 20" x 24"

hambleton galleries 1290 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4 Phone: (250) 860-2498 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 10 am - 2:30 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 Okanagan’s newest contemporary art gallery, Sopa prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art with new exhibitions opening the first Thursday each month. With a special interest in abstraction, Sopa features thoughtful, innovative, and compelling works; in the media of painting, sculpture, and assemblage. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appointment. 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,

The Okanagan Valley’s Fine Art Destination Located in the Rotary Centre for the Arts, in the heart of Kelowna’s thriving arts district. #100 - 421 Cawston Avenue Kelowna B.C. www.gallery421.ca 250.448.8888 Galleries West Spring 2008 81

totem poles, talking sticks, plaques, and bentwood style boxes and a few Cree and Ojibway artists’ works from eastern Canada. Also stone carvings, jewellery, original paintings and limited edition prints both contemporary and traditional. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm (Summer only: extended Thur, Fri till 8 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm). TUTT ART GALLERIES 8-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 info@tuttartgalleries.com www.tuttartgalleries.com For 23 years, the TUTT ART GALLERIES has been a nationally recognized dealer in original contemporary fine art. Whether adding to your collection or considering your first purchase, they welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and will assist with acquiring works of art which best reflect your taste and intention. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appt. Public Galleries GALLERIA AT ROTARY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-717-5304 F. 250-717-5314 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. 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. KELOWNA MUSEUM 470 Queensway Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6S7 T. 250-763-2417 F. 250-763-5722 info@kelownamuseum.ca www.kelownamuseum.ca 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.) Cooperative Gallery ART 10 GALLERY 94 - 650 South Terminal Ave, Port Place Shopping Centre, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2 T. 250-753-4009 tomrid@telus.net Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 T. 250-754-1750 info@nanaimogallery.ca www.nanaimogallery.ca NELSON Cooperative Gallery CRAFT CONNECTION 441 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L 4H7 T. 250-352-3006 craftconnection@netidea.com www.craftconnection.org Public Galleries OXYGEN ART CENTRE 707-622 Front St, (enter from alley at 302 Vernon St), Nelson, BC V1L 4B7

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TOUCHSTONES NELSON: MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 502 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E8 T. 250-352-9813 F. 250-352-9810 info@touchstonesnelson.ca www.touchstonesnelson.ca

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/

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Commercial Gallery HANDWORKS GALLERY 9932 350 Ave, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 T. 250-498-6388 F. 250-498-6388 ehbrown@telus.net

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.

PARKSVILLE/QUALICUM BAY/ QUALICUM BEACH Commercial Galleries GALLERY 10 80 101A-1080 Resort Dr, Parksville, BC V9P 2E5 T. 250-951-2332 info@gallery1080.net www.gallery1080.net Always vibrant, dynamic and contemporary, Gallery 10 80 proudly represents established and emerging Canadian artists. Enjoy a friendly, professional and relaxing cultural experience. Situated near Rathtrevor Beach. See website for artists’ current works and upcoming events. Daily from 11 am. (WINTER: Tues to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.) 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. PENTICTON Commercial Gallery THE LLOYD GALLERY 18 Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-492-4484 art@lloydgallery.com www.lloydgallery.com New location on colourful Front St. Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through a large viewing gallery hung French salon-style. Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and sculptures depict the many faces of the Okanagan, Canada and Asia. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF THE SOUTH OKANAGAN 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 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

J. MITCHELL GALLERY 3104 Grace Point Square, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 art@jmitchellgallery.com www.jmitchellgallery.com The J. Mitchell Gallery represents many of the finest Gulf Island artists, exclusively. The gallery’s extraordinary collection of art in a broad range of media, showcases the dynamic and innovative work of these accomplished local artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 3 pm. 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 STUDIO & GALLERY 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. STEFFICH FINE ART GALLERY (FORMER 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 info@steffichfineart.com www.steffichfineart.com

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.

RE-EMERGENCE After a disastrous gas explosion and fire completely destroyed their former location in June 2007, the Lloyd Gallery, a long-time presence in Penticton, has recently re-opened in a smaller but inviting location on Front St near the Art Gallery of South Okanagan. 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. TOFINO 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 GREATER VANCOUVER AREA Artist-run Galleries ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 206 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 T. 604-689-2907 access@vaarc.ca www.vaarc.ca

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

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

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MAIN STREET GALLERY 2536 Beacon Ave, Sidney Pier Hotel Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-656-6246 F. 250-652-6249 info@mstreetgallery.com

Commercial Gallery TEYJAH’S ART DEN 825 Lakeshore Dr SW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4

www.mstreetgallery.com Recently relocated to the new Sidney Pier Hotel, 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. Open daily.

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

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

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OR GALLERY 101-480 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5E4 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302 or@orgallery.org www.orgallery.org

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

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

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

Commercial Galleries APPLETON GALLERIES 1451 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8 T. 604-685-1715 F. 604-685-1721 info@appletongalleries.com www.appletongalleries.com Specialists in original Inuit and First Nations art, Appleton Galleries features Canadian Inuit stone sculptures, tapestries and Northwest Coast wood carvings, including masks, plaques, paddles and talking sticks. More than 4,000 original carvings with works by Abraham Anghik Ruben, Clifford Pettman and Jonas Faber Quarqortoq. Quality art for the collector in downtown Vancouver for over 35 years. Worldwide shipping. Mon to Fri 8 am - 1 pm, Sat 11 am - 1 pm, or by appt. ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 info@artbeatus.com www.artbeatus.com Founded in Hong Kong in 1992, the addition of a Vancouver gallery in 1996 made it the first of its kind operating simultaneously on both sides of the Pacific. Representing and promoting International modern and contemporary art with a unique focus on contemporary Chinese art. Traditional Chinese art has a profound history; many developments in contemporary Chinese art in the last 100 years are no less significant. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm or by appointment. 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 info@ateliergallery.ca www.ateliergallery.ca Established in 1974, the Atelier Gallery represents, exhibits, and promotes Canadian artists. Director John Ramsay strives to present work by artists of commitment and talent, providing a venue for their work; encouraging public awareness and the support of new trends and fresh voices. The gallery’s focus is on painting and drawing from emerging and mid-career artists in a variety of media. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. AUTUMN BROOK GALLERY 1545 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1L6 T. 604-737-2363 info@autumnbrook.ca www.autumnbrook.ca AYDEN GALLERY 49 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9 T. 778-891-4310

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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 distinctive sculpture, the gallery serves both private and corporate collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. 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 The former Third Avenue Gallery is co-directed by Michael Bjornson and Sherri Kajiwara, representing emerging and established, contemporary Canadian artists. It exhibits visually stimulating art, emanating from leading edge, creative thinking and expression. Exhibition emphasis is on artists who express visual and intellectual poignancy, creatively and aesthetically. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. BLANKET GALLERY 758 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E3 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. CANVAS GALLERY 91 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9 T. 604-609-9939 F. 888-202-7805 info@canvasartgallery.ca www.canvasartgallery.ca 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

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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 CHALI-ROSSO GALLERY 2250 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-733-3594 gallery@chalirosso.com www.chalirosso.com Located 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 GASTOWN 312 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6 T. 604-684-9222 and YALETOWN 1024 Mainland St Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248

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Tracey Lawrence Gallery Ayden Gallery Diskin Galleries Eileen Fong Gallery Bau-Xi Gallery Winsor Gallery Bel Art Gallery Belkin SatelliteGallery Bellevue Gallery Buckland Southerst Gallery Ferry Building Gallery Gala Gallery Lions Bay Art Gallery Pemberton Studios Presentation House Gallery Silk Purse Gallery Studio2 Art Gallery West Vancouver Museum Bent Box First Nations Art Lattimer Gallery Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery Gallery Jones

coastalpeoples@telus.net www.coastalpeoples.com Two locations specializing in contemporary museum-quality Northwest Coast Native and Inuit artwork, the gallery showcases works by master carvers and is known for discovering emerging talent. An important collection of jewellery, ceremonial masks, totem poles, bentwood chests, original paintings and serigraphs, miniatures and reading materials. Mon to Sat 10 am - 7 pm, Sun and hol 11 am - 5 pm. 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.

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Blanket Gallery Little Mountain Gallery Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Catriona Jeffries Gallery Eliott Louis 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 Wood Co-op Coastal Peoples Gastown Marion Scott Gallery Coastal Peoples Yaletown

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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 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 S Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293 drg@axionet.com www.douglasreynoldsgallery.com

Contemporary Art Gallery Diane Farris Gallery 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 Eclektica Gallery Exposure Gallery Gallery Gachet Jeffrey Boone Gallery grunt Gallery Harrison Galleries Or Gallery Havana Gallery Helen Pitt Gallery

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Hill’s Native Art Howe Street Gallery Inuit Gallery of Vancouver JEM Gallery Hasty Hawk Gallery Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Monny’s Gallery Pendulum Gallery Rendez-Vous Art Gallery Repubic Gallery Robert Held Gallery Snap Contemporary Art Spirit Wrestler Gallery The IronWorks Trunk Gallery Uno Langmann Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver East Cultural Centre Gallery 57 Westbridge Fine Art 58 Western Front Gallery

DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1558 West 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 Vancouver@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 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt. 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 ECLEKTICA ART SPACE 568 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5 T. 778-330-6610

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info@eclektica.ca www.eclektica.ca ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2243 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611 info@cristallgallery.com www.cristallgallery.com ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 1-258 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 gallery@elliottlouis.com www.elliottlouis.com Recently moved, 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. EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464 equinoxgallery@telus.net www.equinoxgallery.com EXPOSURE GALLERY 754 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1X9 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).

NEW SPACE Ted Lederer has recently moved his Elliott Louis Gallery to a spacious new location in the same neighbourhood as Catriona Jeffries, grunt gallery and SNAP Contemporary Art -- on East 1 Ave, near Main St. 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 — often through recorded auction results — and a potential for further appreciation. Tue to Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm, and by appt. GALLERY FOURTEEN 614 Columbia St New Westminster, BC V3M 1A5 T. 604-519-1815 melissa@galleryfourteen.com www.galleryfourteen.com GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 info@galleryjones.com www.galleryjones.com The gallery represents established and emerging Canadian and international artists in the mediums of painting, sculpture and photography. The gallery directors have 40 years experience in international art dealing and they love the art they show. Exhibitions change monthly. Tues - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. HARRISON GALLERIES 901 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6 T. 604-732-5217 F. 604-732-0911 info@harrisongalleries.com www.harrisongalleries.com

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Family owned and operated with over 35 years’ experience in the art community, representing the art of renowned regional and internationally acclaimed West Coast artists including Kiff Holland, Nicholas J Bott, and Francine Gravel. They carry an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary paintings between their locations in Vancouver and Calgary. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. HASTY HAWK GALLERY 802 East Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R6 T. 778-371-3189 maddogdallmann@yahoo.ca www.gerrydallman.com HAVANA GALLERY 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 T. 604-253-9119 F. 604-253-9181 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 HILL’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

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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 Presenting Canada’s foremost collection of masterwork Inuit art and exceptional Northwest Coast Native art since 1979. A tradition of presenting important exhibitions of Canadian aboriginal art, featuring new works by senior artists and exploring the work of the talented next generation of artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. 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. JEFFREY BOONE GALLERY 140 - 1 East Cordova St., Vancouver, BC V6A 4H3 T. 604-838-6816 Jeffrey@JeffreyBooneGallery.com www.JeffreyBooneGallery.com 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 1070 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964 info@kostuikgallery.com www.kostuikgallery.com KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444

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LAMBERT’S GALLERY & SHOP 2439 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-263-1111 lambertsgallery@telus.net www.lambertsgallery.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 Established in 1979 primarily as a quality picture framing store, the gallery has added high quality original art in recent years under the direction of owner Tien Ching. She enjoys exhibiting the works of both rising artists and well-established artists such as Susan A. Point, Wayne Ngan, Toni Onley, Jack Darcus and from Eastern Canada: Laurie Campbell, Luc Deschamps and Paul Healey. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

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 — 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 Canada’s early impressionists can often be found there. Clients are invited to peruse Canadian art books and paintings and to enjoy the visual, cultural education offered. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. LIONS BAY ART GALLERY PO Box 396, Lions Bay Centre, 350 Centre Rd Lions Bay, BC V0N 2E0 T. 604-921-7865 F. 604-921-7865 mtick@telus.net www.LionsBayArtGallery.com At the former Studio Art Gallery, clients are encouraged 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. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat till 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appointment. MARILYN S. MYLREA STUDIO ART GALLERY 2341 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2450 F. 604-736-2458 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. MARSHALL CLARK DALL GALLERY 1373 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z7 T. 604-536-5821 F. 604-536-5861 info@marshallclark.com www.marshallclark.com MONNY’S 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 Kerensa Haynes, Ted Hesketh, Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MONTE CLARK GALLERY 2339 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-730-5000 F. 604-730-5050 info@monteclarkgallery.com www.monteclarkgallery.com NEW-SMALL & STERLING GLASS STUDIO 1440 Old Bridge Rd (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-681-6730 F. 604-681-6747

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PETER OHLER FINE ART 2095 W 44 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 2G1 T. 604-263-9051 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. RENDEZVOUS ART GALLERY 323 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3N2 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466 info@rendezvousartgallery.com www.rendezvousartgallery.com Recently relocated north on Howe to Cordova, this vibrant gallery represents more than 40 talented Canadian artists, some of whom are exclusive to Rendezvous. Contemporary and traditional paintings and sculptures are displayed in an atmosphere conducive to viewing fine works of art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. REPUBLIC GALLERY 732 Richards St, Third Floor Vancouver, BC V6B 3A1 T. 604-632-1590 F. 604-632-1580 blaine@republicgallery.com www.republicgallery.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 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 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 Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat noon - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 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 THE IRONWORKS 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-681-5033 F. 604-681-5033 theironworks@theironworks.ca www.theironworks.ca 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

T. 604-689-1650 info@dundaraveprintworkshop.ca www.dundaraveprintworkshop.ca The DPW Gallery is a 230 square foot space devoted to the exhibition of contemporary fine art original prints. The gallery hosts members’ exhibitions throughout the year and also stocks an extensive and varied selection of affordable prints, representing a wide range of subject matter and print techniques. Fri to Sun 11 am - 5 pm (also Thurs in Apr/ May plus Wed in Jun to Sep).

TRIBAL SPIRIT GALLERY 20435 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4G3 T. 604-514-2377 F. 604-514-9281 Toll Free: 888-834-8757 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.

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

TRUNK GALLERY 1755 West Third Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-739-0800 F. 604-669-0829 info@trunkgallery.ca www.trunkgallery.ca

FIBREESSENCE GALLERY 3210 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC V6S 2B7 T. 604-738-1282 fibreessence@fibreessence.ca www.fibreessence.ca

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.

GRANVILLE ISLAND GALLERY 1494-4 Old Bridge St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-725-7515 info@GranvilleIslandGallery.com www.GranvilleIslandGallery.com

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

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. 604-688-1724 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.

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.

PEMBERTON STUDIOS 6-1583 Pemberton Ave North Vancouver, BC V7P 2S4 T. 604-454-1475 u.salemink-roos@shaw.ca

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.

Public Galleries AMELIA DOUGLAS ART GALLERY 700 Royal Ave, PO Box 2503 New Westminster, BC V3L 5B2 T. 604-527-5723 www.douglas.bc.ca/community/art-gallery. html

WINSOR GALLERY 3025 Granville, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878 info@winsorgallery.com www.winsorgallery.com Cooperative Galleries CIRCLE CRAFT GALLERY 1-1666 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-669-8021 F. 604-669-8585 shop@circlecraft.net www.circlecraft.net 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

WOOD CO-OP 1592 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-408-2553 F. 604-408-2553 Toll Free: 877-966-3500 promo@woodco-op.com www.woodco-op.com

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 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

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T. 604-501-5566 F. 604-501-5581 artgallery@surrey.ca www.arts.surrey.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

TECK GALLERY (SFU VANCOUVER CAMPUS) 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029 gallery@sfu.ca www.sfu.ca/gallery

CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710 www.contemporaryartgallery.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.

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 JAPANESE CANADIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 6688 Southoaks Cr, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7 T. 604-777-7000 jcnm@nikkeiplace.org www.jcnm.ca 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

LIONS BAY ART GALLERY Sale on all paintings Feb 1 - 16, 2008

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T. 604-205-7332 F. 604-205-7339 gallery@city.burnaby.bc.ca www.burnabyartgallery.ca

Lions Bay Centre, 350 Centre Road, Lions Bay, B.C. 604 921-7865

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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 WEST VANCOUVER MUSEUM 680 17 St, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3T2 T. 604-925-7295 www.wvma.net

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Artist-run Gallery GALLERY VERTIGO #1 (upstairs) 3001 31 St, Vernon, BC V1T 5H8 T. 250-503-2297 info@galleryvertigo.com www.galleryvertigo.com Commercial Gallery ASHPA NAIRA ART GALLERY & STUDIO 9492 Houghton Rd., Vernon, BC V1H 2C9 T. 250-549-4249 F. 250-549-4209 info@ashpanaira.com www.ashpanairagallery.com Located in Killiney on the west side of Okanagan Lake, this contemporary art gallery and studio, owned by artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, features original art in a home and garden setting. Discover a diverse group of emerging and established Okanagan and Canadian artists in painting, textiles, sculpture and ceramics. Open Victoria Day (May) to Thanksgiving (October). Fri to Sun 10 am - 6 pm or by appt. 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/

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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. THE FIFTY FIFTY ARTS COLLECTIVE 2516 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4M1 thefiftyfifty@gmail.com thefiftyfifty.net/ 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 premiumquality work by established and emerging First Na-

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tion’s artists of Canada’s Northwest Coast. In the South Pacific, the work of master carvers still living a village lifestyle is selected on-site by gallery staff. Mon to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 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

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EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328 info@eaglefeathergallery.com www.eaglefeathergallery.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, Anna Au and Alice Mac; Chinese drybrush paintings by PC Lam; wood and lino cuts by Eleanor Kobley; oil pastels by Robert Chouinard. 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

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D.F. Gray; diverse paintings by Jan Brouwer; handpulled serigraphs by Roy Henry Vickers. Openings on last Friday. Custom framing. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.

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

ON CANVAS 538-B Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K8 T. 250-385-8090 F. 250-385-8090 oncanvas@telus.net www.oncanvasartgallery.com 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.

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 Just a short distance from downtown in the picturesque Oak Bay Village, the gallery shows a variety of works by mostly local artists including Kathryn Amisson, Sid and Jesi Baron, Andres Bohaker, Bryony Wynne Boutillier, Tom Dickson, Robert Genn, Caren Heine, Harry Heine, Shawn A. Jackson, Brian R. Johnson, David Ladmore, Jack Livesey, Dorothy McKay, Bill McKibben, Ernst Marza, Hal Moldstad, Ron Parker, Natasha Perks. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm.

P.S. GALLERY AT PLACE 3-3690 Shelbourne St, Victoria, BC V8P 4H2 T. 250-381-3488 F. 250-381-3466 info@placemodernliving.com www.placemodernliving.com SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE GALLERY 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4 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 LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY 45 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1J1 T. 250-381-2781 Toll Free: 800-381-2981 lighthouse_gallery@telus.net VIEW GALLERY 104-860 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z8 T. 250-213-1162 viewartgallery.victoria@gmail.com www.viewartgallery.com Expected to open in March 2008, View Gallery will specialize in contemporary art: paintings, sculpture, photography and digital art. WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 info@westendgalleryltd.com www.westendgalleryltd.com

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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. Cooperative Galleries GALLERY OF ARTISANS 811 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H6 T. 250-380-9505 dalnor@shaw.ca GOWARD HOUSE 2495 Arbutus Rd Victoria, BC V8N 1V9 T. 250-477-4401 gowardhouse@shaw.ca www.gowardhouse.com 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. Mon to Sun 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs until 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 LEGACY GALLERY AND CAFÈ 630 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-381-7670 MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY Box 3025 Stn CSC, University Centre, B155-380 Finnerty Road Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 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

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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 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. 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

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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.

January 2008 – Gerald Folster and Kevin Pee-ace February 2008 – Ernie Scoles March 2008 - Rocky Barstead Specializing in Canadian Woodland Aboriginal art and craft. Speciali

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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/ Departments/Aboriginal/places/artworks.asp

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CHURCHILL Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES Box 336, 174 Kelsey Blvd, Churchill, MB R0B 0E0 T. 204-675-2681 F. 204-675-2236 NI.Churchill@ArcticCo-op.com www.northern-images.com 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. PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE Public Gallery PORTAGE & DISTRICT ARTS CENTRE GALLERY & GIFT SHOP 11 2 St NE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 T. 204-239-6029 pdac@mts.net www.portageartscentre.ca The gallery features a new exhibition or installation each month, showcasing works from Manitoba and across the country. The gift shop offers art supplies as well as a mix of original art including pottery, photography, stained glass, wildfowl carvings and paintings by local and regional artists. Located

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within the William Glesby Centre. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. WINNIPEG Artist-run Galleries ACEARTINC. 290 McDermot Ave - 2nd Flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-944-9763 F. 204-944-9101 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 ushaman@escape.ca www.urbanshaman.org/

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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

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GALLERY LACOSSE 169 Lilac St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S1 T. 204-284-0726 www.tlacosse.com Located in a historic area known for its restaurants and indie boutiques, Gallery Lacosse celebrates Manitoba Art and its place in the Canadian creative landscape. Always unique and original the art represented may be traditional, contemporary, decorative, abstract, representational, or functional. Up-to-date website highlights artists, events and promotions. Tues to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. GARRY STREET GALLERY 57-81 Garry St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J9 T. 204-221-3795 vromanow@hotmail.com www.garrystreetgallery.com Garry Street Gallery carries original art from both established and less well-known artists working in an eclectic mix of oils, acrylic, watercolour, photography and mixed media. Director Val Romanow believes that nothing brings more inspiration, happiness and peace than a treasured image seen every day. In Fort Garry Place mall near Fort Garry Hotel, Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, and by appt. 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

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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. 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 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 Cana-

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dian 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.northern-images.com. NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 603 Corydon, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0P3 T. 204-478-7233 F. 204-475-7539 richard@nunavutgallery.com www.nunavutgallery.com 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 rotating exhibitions of contemporary Canadian 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 - 5 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. Recently relocated to Johnston Terminal at The Forks. Mon to Sun 10 am - 6 pm.

NEW GALLERY Gallery Director, and artist in her own right, Val Romanow likes to ensure there’s a touch of whimsy to keep the mood light in her new Garry Street Gallery adjacent to the Fort Garry Hotel. WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 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 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 MEDEA GALLERY 132 Osborne St in The Village

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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 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

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LA MAISON DES ARTISTES VISUELS FRANCOPHONES INC. 219, boul. Provencher, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-5074 maison@mts.net www.maisondesartistes.mb.ca MARTHA STREET STUDIO 11 Martha St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2 T. 204-779-6253 F. 204-944-1804 printmakers@mts.net www.printmakers.mb.ca The Martha Street Studio of the Manitoba Print Makers’ Association is a community-based print production space, public gallery and retail area dedicated to the development, presentation, and sale of limited edition graphics, artists’ multiples, and bookworks by local, national and international artists. Mon to Fri 11 am - 4 pm. 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 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.

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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

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

Let Me Be Your Mirror February 9 to May 25, 2008 Featuring work by Vikky Alexander, Nicolas Baier, Chris Cran, Dan Graham, Adad Hannah, Edward Kienholz, Roy Lichtenstein and Ken Lum. Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the City of Regina Arts Commission. MacKenzie Art Gallery 3475 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4S 6X6 Ph: (306) 584-4250 Email: mackenzie@uregina.ca www.mackenzieartgallery.ca

SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES Public Gallery SHURNIAK ART GALLERY 122 3 Ave W, PO Box 1178 Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 shurniakgallery@sasktel.net Established in 2005, and located one hour south of Moose Jaw, the gallery houses the founder’s diverse private collection of Canadian and international paintings, sculptures and artifacts including several Group of Seven pieces. Periodic recitals, readings, lectures and touring exhibits. Tea room facilities. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, closed public holidays and holiday weekends unless otherwise posted.

LUMSDEN, SK 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, 409 3 Ave N, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221 june.jacobs@handwave.ca www.handwave.ca MELVILLE Public Galleries 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

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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 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 THE GRACE CAMPBELL GALLERY 125 12 St E, Prince Albert, SK S6V 1B7 T. 306-763-8496 F. 306-763-3816 bev@jmcpl.ca www.jmcpl.ca/grace.htm REGINA

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

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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.

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. TRADITIONS HANDCRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4S 1N3 T. 306-569-0199

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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. 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. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur and Fri until 9 pm; Sun and hol 11 am - 5:30 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. 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 sculpture and estate art. Regular exhibitions. Tues to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. DARRELL BELL GALLERY 317-220 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1 T. 306-955-5701 darrellbellgallery@sasktel.net www.darrellbellgallery.com

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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. 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.

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

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Public Galleries DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE University of Saskatchewan, 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8 T. 306-966-8384 teresa.carlson@usask.ca www.usask.ca/diefenbaker

BIRCHWOOD GALLERY 26, 4802-50 Avenue Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5

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

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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 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@sasktel.net 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

122 – 3 Ave W PO Box 1178 Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T (306) 642-5292 F (306) 642-4541

Founded in 2005, the Gallery features an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures and artifacts by Canadian and international artists.

SWIFT CURRENT Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT 411 Herbert St E, Swift Current, SK S9H 1M5 T. 306-778-2736 F. 306-773-8769 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.

Located one hour south of Moose Jaw at the junction of Highways 2 and 13.

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Public Galleries YUKON ARTS CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY 300 College Dr, PO Box 16 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9 T. 867-667-8485 curator@yac.ca www.yukonartscentre.com/gallery.htm

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

NORTHERN TERRITORIES GALLERIES DAWSON CITY Public Gallery ODD GALLERY -- KLONDIKE INSTITUTE OF ART & CULTURE Bag 8000, 2nd Ave & Princess St Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0 T. 867-993-5005 F. 867-993-5838 dawsonarts@yknet.ca www.kiac.org

Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES INUVIK Box 2398, 115 Mackenzie Rd Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 T. 867-777-2786 F. 867-777-4430 NI.Inuvik@ArcticCo-op.com www.northern-images.com WHITEHORSE Cooperative Galleries 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.

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YELLOWKNIFE Commercial Galleries ARCTIC ART GALLERY 26-4910 50 Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5 T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375 info@arcticartgallery.com www.arcticartgallery.com The locally owned and operated Arctic Art Gallery shows high quality fine art from the region and the Arctic in general. Most pieces can be viewed and purchased on their comprehensive web site. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 6 pm. 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.

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STUDIOS/GALLERIES/ EVENTS ARTISTS’ STUDIOS ARTIST DEBBIE BRUINSMA Box 714, Charlie Lake, BC V0C 1H0 info@artistdebbiebruinsma.com www.artistdebbiebruinsma.com To Debbie, art is everything. She says, “If we as artists get people excited or happy or even angry, then we have accomplished something.” She wants people to look at her artwork and feel connected to it. Located in northern British Columbia, her work can be reviewed on her website and seen at galleries in Fort St John, Dawson Creek and Grande Prairie, Alberta. BRACKEN STUDIO 2028 34 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 2C3 T. 403-554-1523 mbracken@brackenstudio.com www.brackenstudio.com Recently moved to an independent location in Marda Loop. 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 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. PIKE STUDIOS AND GALLERY 70 9 Ave SE, High River, AB T1V 1L4 T. 403-652-5255 info@pikestudios.com www.pikestudios.com From their studios Bob and Connie Pike produce a wide range of art and fine craft. Bob works in metal, making gates, art boxes, tables and assorted architectural accents. Connie makes high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-akind pieces to an extensive selection of functional pottery for everyday use. Studio tours available by appointment. PUPART STUDIO 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. 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

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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. URBANART STUDIO 102-732 Cormorant St Victoria, BC V8W 4A5 T. 250-812-2705 irmasoltonovich@hotmail.com www.soltonovich.com Victoria artist, Irma Soltonovich, has moved her studio-gallery to art/live/work space presenting urban art in urban space. As well as Irma’s paintings there are works by Lisa Rose, Glenn Romasanta and Lyle Schultz. By appointment.

ART TOURS CALGARY ARTWALK Multiple public and Commercial Galleries Calgary, AB www.calgaryartwalk.com THIRD WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER Visit Calgary galleries and artist studios to discover the quality and variety of artists’ work available in Calgary in a friendly and casual atmosphere. The event is free. Many venues provide refreshments and host special events. Great for art students, collectors and for the novice to meet artists and watch creativity happen before their eyes. Maps and participating galleries on website. GALLERY WALK OF EDMONTON April 21 and 22; October 20 and 21, 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 seven 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.

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARTISTS REPRESENTATIVE 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 AUCTIONS 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.

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS - ART ACQUISITION T. 780-427-9968 sheelagh.dunlap@gov.ab.ca tprc.alberta.ca/afa/default.aspx The Alberta Foundation for the Arts invites eligible artists resident in Alberta to submit artworks for consideration for purchase to its Art Acquisition By Application, before the project deadline: April 1, 2008. Download guidelines and application forms from the internet or call for further information. (For toll-free access dial 310-0000.) ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS - OPEN COMPETITION T. 780-426-0072 north@artists-society.ab.ca www.artists-society.ab.ca The Alberta Society of Artists is presenting an open, juried competition for Alberta artists in their chosen medium, honouring 2008, Year of the Planet. There will be an exhibition in Spring 2009 at the Leighton Arts Centre, Calgary with catalogue and province-wide tour to follow. Applications may be downloaded from the ASA website. Deadline November 28, 2008 ONE OF A KIND CHRISTMAS SHOW AND SALE, VANCOUVER T. 604-730-2062 aeagles@mmart.com www.oneofakindvancouver.com The moment has arrived. Prepare for this major Holiday Season event. BC Place Stadium, Vancouver. November 20 - 23, 2008. Apply now. Early Bird application deadline: February 1, 2008 5 pm. Application deadline: April 15, 2008. Applications and details available from website, or contact Alison Eagles by email or phone.

ARTIST CALL 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 and retail pricing). Visit website or call for more information.

ART FRAMING 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, carved and gilded by hand. They also offer a variety of gallery frames for artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment.

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

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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. Art ranges from realist to abstract style with a wide selection of sizes and media. View and choose directly on the Art Rental Services website. Artists are encouraged to apply. Organized by Friends of Triangle Gallery in support of the gallery’s exhibition and education programs.

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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 giclÈe 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. CASA FINE ART PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS Vancouver, BC T. 604-215-3714 Toll Free: 888-298-0731 nm@casafineartprinters.com www.casafineartprinters.com Museum quality printing up to 58” x 144” on archival canvas and papers – for artists, museums, galleries, interior designers and art consultants. Work from supplied digital files or offer scanning service up to 48” x 72” on Cruse scanner. Special high gloss finishing available as well as stretching of canvas pieces. Details on website. Quotes on request. REPRODUCING ART T. 613-767-9106 Toll Free: 888-767-9106 info@reproducingart.ca www.reproducingart.ca Since 1999, Reproducing Art has provided Canadian artists with high-quality, fine art giclÈe reproductions on paper and canvas substrates. Work can be exhibited in their online gallery. Reproducing Art tracks and manages limited editions and issues certificate of authenticity for each edition. More details on website.

PRESENTS EXCITING PROGRAM OFFERINGS WITH: • The Emma Lake Artist's Workshop (July 19-Aug. 2, 2008) • ELKC Residency Programs (June, August and September) • ELKC Arts and ecology Workshops (June-September)

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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 giclÈes. They are committed to the giclÈe 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 giclÈe for the artist.

ARTIST RETREATS 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.

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Edmonton, AB T5P 0L5 T. 780-443-2462 fhaddock@interbaun.com www.visualartmoves.com Frank Haddock and Susanne Lamoureux are professional award-winning artists/instructors who offer courses in all mediums. Focusing on Realism, they provide a high standard of instruction -- with frequent demonstrations and personalized attention in small classes and private lessons. Students have won numerous awards throughout Canada and USA. Mon to Fri Noon – 4 pm. LEADING EDGE ART WORKSHOPS 28-1911 Spiller Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4G5 T. 403-233-7389 louise.hall@shaw.ca www.greatartworkshops.com Learn and develop your creative talents through instruction by renowned professional artists from Canada and USA. Workshops for all levels, in all mediums, watercolour, acrylic, oil, mixed media, creativity, drawing. Workshops are two to five days; February to November; good studio space with great light; in Calgary and Winnipeg. Original art available online.

ART SCHOOLS 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 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. SERIES 2008 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 This summer, experience a week exploring creativity and learning with outstanding studio facilities, world-renowned instructors and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Something for all skill levels. Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Fibre Arts, Ceramics, Jewellery, Sculpture, Woodworking/Woodcarving, Glass Arts and much more. May - August 2008. Catalogues available on-line in January.

ART STORAGE/APPRAISALS LEVIS FINE ART AUCTIONS, APPRAISALS & ART STORAGE 1739 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0K1 T. 403-541-9099 mail@levisauctions.com www.levisauctions.com From a single item to a complete collection, Levis can safely store artwork. The company offers professional and knowledgeable staff, a safe and confidential environment, a thorough security system, controlled temperature and constant on-site presence. Costs are based on a rate of $10.00 per cubic foot per month. For larger collections volume rates are available. MARY DEAN ASSOCIATES INC. Calgary, AB T. 403-271-8757 F. 403-225-3264 Deanm2@telus.net Calgary based, Mary Dean Associates Inc. is an accredited personal property appraiser able to provide appraisal reports for insurance, probate, or resale purposes. Call or email directly to discuss appraisal needs.

ART SUPPLIES 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

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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. CIMARRON SALES 3-5608 1 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1H8 T. 403-717-4300 F. 403-717-4333 Toll Free: 877-754-7630 sales@cimarronsales.com www.cimarronsales.com Serving Western Canada from Calgary, Cimarron is a wholesaler of a wide selection of mouldings by ASI/OXFORD, Lopez, Singleton, Presto, Framerica, Montana and Michelangelo. They also carry a full range of picture framing supplies; computerized matte cutting; custom display boxes and sports showcases; and a line of concept, ultra-efficient cordless picture lights. Mon to Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm. 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, Sun noon - 5 pm.

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Mary Shannon Will, Taj Mahal, acrylic and glass on wood, 2005. Art Acquisition by Application purchase, Fall 2007.

ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: ART ACQUISITION BY APPLICATION The AFA invites eligible artists resident in Alberta to submit applications by April 1, 2008 for the collection art purchase program. Download guidelines and forms from tprc.alberta.ca/afa/default.aspx or call (780) 427-9968 • (310-0000 toll-free)

ART PRESERVATION 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.

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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 ëhow to’ handouts and artist demos. Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource.

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 Placement’s art supply store for fine quality materials and equipment at reasonable prices. A constantly expanding range of materials from acrylics, oils and watercolours, to canvas, brushes, specialty paper, soapstone and accessories. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm.

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MONA LISA ARTISTS’ 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 Canada’s largest fine art supply retailers. Established in 1959, Mona Lisa provides excellent customer service combined with a broad spectrum of products and technical knowledge. Clients from beginner to professional, find everything they need to achieve their artistic goals. Volume discounts and full-time student and senior discounts available. Mon - Fri 8 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm.

SWINTON’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. Swinton’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.

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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 — 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.

A complete line of moldmaking and casting materials — rubbers and resins, cold cast materials from Polytek. Knowledgable advice. Foundry services available. Mon to Fri 8 am - 5 pm, Sat by appt.

STUART COWEN PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 11148 81 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 0S5 T. 780-431-0151 info@scpc.ca www.scpc.ca This professional chartered accountant and certified management consultant practice has been a proud supporter of the arts since it was established in 1978. The staff of six provides full service professional support to professional and business clients, individual artists, arts organizations and not-forprofit communities as well as new ventures and start-up organizations. Call Stuart or Darlene.

WELCOME SERVICE 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 which celebrated 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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“Glacial Paintbrush” STEPHANIE RYAN Watercolour

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JEAN-PAUL RIOPELLE (1923–2002)

Jean-Paul Riopelle, Abstract Composition (detail), oil on canvas, 1950

Taken from a purely intellectual point of view, Jean-Paul Riopelle led a charmed life. Present for a remarkable number of monumental creative discoveries during the 20th century, his work reflected the zeitgeist of a midcentury Parisian aesthetic that combined favourably with his Canadian roots. Quite possibly the most recognized internationally of any Quebec-born artist, his work still strongly resonates both in that province and across the country. Born in Montreal in 1923, during his early studies he fell under the mentorship of the painter Paul-Émile Borduas, who himself was deeply influenced by the Surrealist work of French writer André Breton. Still in Montreal, they were experimenting with an art form that was based in free association, and moving further and further from the decorative and figurative work that both Borduas and Riopelle had been doing. The intellectual climate was heating up in the late 1940s, and artists and writers were experimenting at an increasingly hectic pace — creatively and politically. Borduas, the leader of a group of young Quebec artists, wrote a manifesto, Le Refus Global, and got all his friends to sign it. The work essentially rejected all the norms of Quebec society — the moral, social, and particularly religious underpinnings of the culture. In the midst of the uproar, Riopelle decamped to Paris for the life of a destitute painter, albeit one who was mixing readily with the likes of post WWII Paris-based artists including Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti and the expat Irish writer Samuel Beckett. Riopelle had been slowly moving from the Surrealist style to a bolder approach to abstract expressionism. During the 1950s, he was producing large-scale canvases that exploded with colour 98 Galleries West Spring 2008

and a non-linear patterning, much of it achieved with great chunks of paint applied directly to the canvas by palette knife and paint tube. Riopelle was rightfully considered a master of the technique, and translated it into thickly textured paintings, large mosaics, sculptures and clay murals that were almost all well-received. Beginning in the late 1960s, he returned frequently to Canada, the hometown hero during a heady time in Quebecois culture. Electing to stay semi-permanently in Canada beginning in the 1980s, in the early 1990s he created his last great work, a tribute to his long-term partner and love, the American painter Joan Mitchell. Called Homage à Rosa Luxembourg, it’s a 45-metre-long fresco, much of it painted with spray paint, that is now in the permenent collection of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec. When Riopelle was living in Paris in the late 1940s, experiencing the intellectually and creatively stimulating life of a struggling artist, he rented studio space from a family. He didn’t have money for rent, so gave them this canvas, Abstract Composition, in payment. The family held on to the painting for 57 years, but as they were thinking of selling last year, the painting came to the attention of Rod Green, owner of Calgary’s Masters Gallery. Arrangements were made to ship the painting to Montreal, and Green flew there to examine it. “I made an offer — in excess of $1 million, which the Paris family accepted,” Green recalls. “I presented the painting to Calgary clients the day it arrived, and the painting was sold. It was an absolute privilege to bring this back to Canada, a Riopelle work of this quality and rarity.” — Jill Sawyer www.gallerieswest.ca

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