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16 Wanda Koop A visit with one of Canada’s best-known artists BY AMY KARLINSKY

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Letters to the Editor First Impressions

News and events in the art world

19 Pushing

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The Vancouver School's new generation BY BEVERLY CRAMP

22 Gordon Smith

30 Artist Portraits Brief encounters with 15 exhibiting artists

32 Blurred The unique technique of Matthew Wheeler BY ROD CHAPMAN

39 Sources Listings for galleries across the West

53 Directory

Homage to a generous painter

Services and resources for artists

BY BRIAN BRENNAN

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26 End of an Era? A look at the state of corporate art collecting

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Parting shot by Victoria photographer Jim Salt

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JC HEYWOOD May

I found your article on giclée printing (Digital Artmaking, Spring 2003) overall accurate and up to date.There are a few points made by uninformed and narrow-minded individuals… Giclée has twice the archival rating as off-set printing with three times the printable colour gamut and is less expensive to start up… Giclée is creating its own excellence in the Limited Edition market.The world is changing so fast with technology that it is frightening to some but absolutely thrilling to others. I have been giclée printing in a time when there was and still exists uncharted territory. I have watched this process develop far past just a form of reproduction. It is becoming a New Art form… All forms of art and print making require the use of tools, screens, plates or presses… At which point do you draw the line? In art there are no boundaries! Janice McLean, artist/printer Aaron Ross Gallery & Artisan Fine Art Services,Vancouver Having read the article Digital Artmaking (Spring 2003)…. there seems to be considerable confusion … while many of the undeniable benefits of the giclée process were addressed, the article ends up shrouding the whole process with some measure of uncertainty. Many of the questions raised and the opinions given are ridiculously absurd. The giclée process of reproduction is regarded as the highest quality available. It offers colour variations that are unparalleled… (it) is the number one choice of nearly every major artist doing reproductions… Because it is art on demand, it can be produced in small quantities.This minimizes the risk which, in turn, allows talented emerging artists to compete on the world stage. These giclées represent exceptional value and are genuine limited editions… Christopher Talbot, Mixed Emotions Art Gallery, Calgary

Katherine BURGESS May

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your recent issue of Galleries West. Brian Brennan’s piece on John Snow (John Snow: dazzling on stone, Spring 2003) is very good, and long overdue.The other piece I like a lot is the piece on giclée printing (Digital Artmaking, Spring 2003). Unless the process is used to create original art, it is high time that it be exposed as just another slick form of reproduction. I don’t care if it’s on canvas or toilet paper, it’s still just a reproduction and totally unnecessary to create. Thanks for the revealing article. Keep up the good work. Douglas Maclean, Canadian Art Gallery, Canmore Dear Brian Brennan: On behalf of my father and myself, may I thank you for the excellent piece on him which you wrote for Galleries West (John Snow: dazzling on stone, Spring 2003). It is a true compliment to my father to read an essay written with such genuine interest in and sympathy for its subject. My father is delighted, and so am I. Kind regards, John Vance Snow, Calgary

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Thank you for your excellent website (www.gallerieswest.ca): easy access and manoeuverability, high quality writing, diverse and informative scope.You gave me powerful Cardinal-Schubert images and I felt, through the format chosen by your writer, as if I were participating in the installation. I learned about "G-clays", how to spell and pronounce it, and participated in the ongoing discussion about reproductive (art-related) techniques. I glimpsed insights from Fafard about scale, and discovered new artists and gallery connections in your profiles. Thank you, Marlene Milne, The Wah-sa Gallery,Winnipeg

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JOE FAFARD “Isabelle”, 2002, bronze & patina, # 4/7, 26” x 36” x 9” “Sightlines, 2001 - Light Blue Landscape with Pink & Black Circles”, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 96”

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First Impressions Our compendium of events and exhibitions across the West

Art Central, a downtown Calgary building slated to be converted into a new arts complex to house artist studios and galleries, was announced in early April. Organizers hope that Art Central will become the axis of visual arts in Calgary and a cornerstone of the downtown entertainment district. The complex will house more than 40 spaces for studios, galleries and ancillary services on three levels. More information at www.artcentral.ca.

Ask the Dust is the first international touring exhibition of the Royal Art Lodge, a group of young artists who are at the centre of Winnipeg’s burgeoning artistic renaissance. Ask the Dust is a survey exhibition organized jointly by The Drawing Center in New York, the Power Plant in Toronto, De Vleeshal in Middelburg, The Netherlands, and Plug In ICA, Winnipeg.

T-SHIRT ART C O M I N G A N D G O I N G ArtSpace in the Crossroads Market has recently welcomed six new galleries: Cerridwen studio carrying abstract art; Tactile Gallery featuring textiles; Gallery Xylos fine woodwork; Suncatchers Studio with glass art; Wears and Wares giftware and Ji & T’O Korean rice paper lamps and ceramics. 8 Galleries West Summer 2003

ABOVE: Artist’s rendering of Art Central, on the NW corner of Centre Street and 7 Avenue in downtown Calgary

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Run World Run, a limited edition serigraph by Northwest Coast Native artist Clarissa Hudson, adorns the shirts given to runners who finish the 2003 annual Adidas Vancouver International Marathon in May. A limited edition print of the image, which arranges elements of the traditional button blanket design in a contemporary way, is available through the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver.

LEFT: Run World Run, by Clarissa Hudson IMAGE COURTESY INUIT GALLERY OF VANCOUVER

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BUSINESS GUIDES FOR ARTISTS In The Studio Handbook for Working Artists: A Survival Manual, painter and professor Ted Godwin answers questions about the complex world of creating and selling art, from establishing business contracts to taxes to inventory control and more. Written in a no-nonsense style, the handbook costs $24.50 and is available at Wallace Galleries in Calgary

or by contacting info@artistshandbook.com. The Art of Managing Your Career, a self-management guide for emerging selfemployed artists and cultural workers, is now available from the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC). The five-chapter guide intended to help manage the business side of creative endeavours costs $20. More information at http://www.culturalhrc.ca/.

ART THERAPY The Vancouver Art Therapy Institute has introduced a new Art Therapy Specialization for the Campus Alberta Graduate Program in Counseling. The first cohort of students started the program in January. Campus


INUIT ART ON SHOW Inuit art can be seen in abundance this summer across the west. Winnipeg, long a jumping off point to Churchill and points north in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, is home to The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), which has the largest collection of Inuit art in the world. On view this summer are four exhibitions:

Alberta is a three-university initiative between Athabasca University, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge. More information on the VATI Art Therapy Specialization program is at http://www.vati.bc.ca/.

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Bath, from the Royal Art Lodge's first international show, Ask the Dusk

Rankin Inlet Ceramics is a terrific opportunity to examine the little known period in contemporary Inuit art when clay and not stone was the primary medium.The show, running May 1 to August 3, features hand-built and wheel work combined in expressive combinations. The Jerry Twomey Collection, on view from May 8 to March 7, 2004, includes highlights of the 4,000-piece sculpture collection that was made in 1971/1972 and later donated to the WAG.The collection includes important works by some of the best Inuit carvers. Roger Aksadjuak and Laurent Aksadjuak: Spring Celebration, 1996, ceramic. From the collection of The Winnipeg Art Gallery

CURRENT AWARENESS FOR ARTISTS Artdeadlines is a monthly newsletter with 600 to 900 announcements every month listing art contests, competitions, scholarships, grants and other opportunities for artists. Free and fee-based versions are available at http://www.artdeadlineslist.com/.

C O M I N G A N D G O I N G Terry Graff has been appointed director of the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon effective in June. Graff most recently served as executive director and chief curator of Rodman Hall Arts Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario, and prior to that he was director and curator of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Graff replaces Gilles Hébert who resigned in September 2002 after four years of service.

The National Gallery of Canada’s Marion Tuu-luq exhibition arrives at the WAG in late August.The one-person exhibition of this Baker Lake-based textile artist includes 45 dazzling and vital textiles from collections across North America. Runs August 21 to October 12. Also in Winnipeg, the Festival of Baker Lake Prints: 1970-1990 is on all summer long at The Upstairs Gallery. Owner Faye Settler has a long-standing connection with this Arctic hamlet; she has been showing Baker Lake prints since 1972.The exhibition of prints is supported by vibrant drawings, unusual wall hangings and sculptures. Inuit Images of the Hunt at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon presents a sample of soapstone carvings from The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s permanent collection.These carvings and videos from Zacharias Kunuk combine to provide insight into the relationship of hunting to the Inuit way of life.The show runs June 19 to August 3.

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Qiviuq: A Legend In Art, until August 24, includes narrative prints, drawings and sculptures which centre on the escapades and adventures of this cultural hero.

Alex Aliknak Banksland, Drawing for Numiktik, (Drum Dance), 1984, felt pen on paper, Collection of the Holman Eskimo Co-operative

Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery has organized Arctic Visions: Inuit Sculpture, which runs until May 25 in the Shumiatcher Sculpture Court. Curated by Timothy Long, the exhibition features selections from important gifts and long-term loans to the gallery, including the collections of Jacqui and Morris Shumiatcher, Bert and Joanne Rose, and Norman Zepp. In Calgary, Inusivut: Our Way of Life is the title of a series of seven concurrent exhibitions at the Glenbow Museum June 14 to September 21.The series examining the art, culture, history and environment of Inuit life is drawn from the museum’s special collection and includes: an evocative collection of 90 Inuit prints and drawings produced by the Holman Artist Collective; a photographic exhibit exploring the life and reflections of Lloyd Binder, a Sami reindeer herder; and the Glenbow’s collection of glass plate negatives from the Loman Brothers, Alaskan photographers from the early 20th century. Check the Sources section, starting page 39, for commercial galleries carrying Inuit works of art. Summer 2003 Galleries West 9


Doug Williamson

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Packhorses by Nicholas Morant, part of the Whyte Museum collection

MORANT DONATION Thousands of personal photos taken by Canadian Pacific Railway photographer Nicholas Morant, who died in 1999, were recently donated by Morant’s widow to the Whyte Museum in Banff. The donated works consist of 23,000 photographs, three linear metres of textual material and sound recordings along with nearly every camera that Morant owned from the 1920s to the late 1970s.

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The Doris McCarthy Gallery being built on the Scarborough campus of the University of Toronto is expected to open in September. The $1.4-million building will house a significant collection of the 93-year-old artist’s 5,000-piece body of work. It will also exhibit other contemporary and student work and contain The Doris McCarthy Archive and Study Centre featuring her literary and artistic records. Calgary-born McCarthy was an important artistic contemporary of the Group of Seven. She

graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1930 and from U of T at Scarborough in 1989. She was presented with honourary doctorate of laws degrees from the University of Calgary in 1995 and from the University of Alberta in 2002.

IN THE WORKS A major exhibit examining the impact of colonization on indigenous cultures is being mapped out in Regina. Curators from the United States, New Zealand, Australia and Canada gathered at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in March to discuss the project. Called Jesus Loves Me; This I Know, it will feature work by artists in each of the four countries and will be on display in each country following its anticipated opening at the MacKenzie in the fall of 2005.

NEW CANADIAN PAINTING COMPETITION Deadline for submissions to the New Canadian Painting Competition is June 27. Sponsored by the Canadian Art Foundation and RBC Investments, artwork must be comprised mainly of painted

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Gainsborough Galleries in downtown Calgary is celebrating 80 years in business with a special exhibition of paintings by many of the 45 artists it represents. Called the 80th Anniversary Show, the exhibition features paintings and bronzes along with soapstone and gemstone art. Established in 1923, Gainsborough is Calgary’s longestestablished art gallery.

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West Coast aboriginal artist Art Thompson has died after a four-month bout with cancer. He was 54. One of the most significant artists of the northwest coast, Thompson is credited with bringing recognition to the free-form style of the Nuu-chah-nulth people of Vancouver Island. A member of the Ditidaht First Nation, he died at his Victoria home in April.

ARTS AND CULTURE SITE LAUNCHES

Patricia Deadman has been hired as curator at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Deadman most recently worked as Aboriginal Curator-in-Residence at Museum London in London, Ontario, and was a curatorial intern at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto. Beyond her curatorial work, Deadman is also an accomplished artist.

digital archive of data on the arts and cultural policy in the U.S. The database is available for research and statistical analysis, with data on artists, arts and culture organizations, audiences and funding for arts and culture. Visit the site at: http://www.cpanda.org/

The Princeton University Library and Princeton University’s Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies recently launched The Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive (CPANDA), an interactive

WONDER OF WATER The year 2003 has been designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Fresh Water, and Canada is extending this into a two-year stewardship initiative called Wonder of Water (WOW). Under the WOW umbrella, many special events and exhibitions are being organized. Num-Ti-Jah Lodge near Lake Louise is an example. Because Num-Ti-Jah is situated on the shores of Bow Lake, the major source of the Bow Valley’s fresh water, the lodge invited a number of artists to participate in spring residencies. An exhibition of their resulting work, Source Art Show, opens at the lodge May 23 and continues through the end of September. Visit www.num-ti-jah.com and www.wonderofwater.ca for more information.

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PUBLIC GALLERY SHOWINGS GROUP OF SEVEN CONTINUES Organized by the Glenbow Museum, The Group of Seven in Western Canada touring show runs to May 18 at The Winnipeg Art Gallery and June 14 to September 14 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.The exhibition depicts the Group of Seven’s contributions to Western Canada’s visual art history. TWO AT VAG Seventy-five mainly photo-based contemporary artworks by 15 internationally acclaimed artists will be on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) until September 1. Entitled The Big Picture, the exhibition is partly based on a collection valued at $3.5 million acquired by the VAG last fall from Toronto collectors Alison and Alan Schwartz. Also at the VAG, a retrospective of B.C. painter E.J. Hughes covers the span of his career from the 1930s to the present, with a special focus on the artist’s production in the 1940s-‘60s. Called E.J Hughes, the show continues to June 8.

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POST-IMPRESSIONIST MASTERWORKS Post-Impressionist Masterworks from the National Gallery of Canada continues at the Edmonton Art Gallery until June 1. The exhibition includes work by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse, and provides a compelling look at the pivotal and dynamic artistic period from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. TECHNICOLOUR Technicolour presents vivid new work by six Canadian artists — Chris Cran, Clay Ellis, Geoffrey Hunter, Angela Leach, Chris Rogers and Arlene Stamp — at the Edmonton Art Gallery to June 15.The show examines the interrelationship between painted surface and digital image, examining how technology both reflects and affects the way in which we perceive the world around us

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SHOPKEEPERS Ken Lum: Shopkeepers at the Art Gallery of Calgary April 18 to June 15 is an exhibition of recent works by the Vancouver photographer depicting signage from strip malls and small businesses.

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CYBORGS AND LICKS Until May 25 Winnipeg artist Doug Lewis offers a novel, process-oriented approach to a sculptural installation called Licks at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. His sculptures are made from used animal salt licks. The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture June 6 to September 7 at the Mendel Art Gallery, uses images of cyborgs as visual metaphors for the anxiety accompanying the presence of the machine in western culture. Historical and contemporary aspects of the exhibition are supplemented with representations of the cyborg in popular culture. MANDALA MEDITATIONS Martha Cole: Envisioning the Whole is a studio series on display from March 14 to June 15 at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina.The studio series invites viewers to meditate on the power of the mandala, and reflects recent developments in the Saskatchewan arts community while encouraging an active dialogue with artists from across Canada. MODERN ART Birth of the Modern: Post-Impressionism in Canadian Art 19001920 currently on display at The Winnipeg Art Gallery until June 8 is organized by the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. The exhibition shows how modern art in Canada was influenced by post-impressionism.


TRAVELLING SHOWS The Small City Art Museums (SCAM) collective has launched its second curatorial project. Biennial SCAM is a collaborative group exhibit of 10 artists representing different views of the forces driving contemporary art practices in the Prairies. The show will travel from Estevan, Saskatchewan, where it ran March 5 to April 27, to the Art Gallery of Prince Albert (May 23 to July 2); Moose Jaw Art Museum (July 31 to September 21); Art Gallery of Swift Current (October 18 to November 23); Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba – Brandon (December 18 to February 8); and Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery (March 7, 2004 to April 19, 2004). SCAM provides a unified voice for small city arts organizations based in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba Artists With Their Work, a travelling exhibition of works by Regina artist Sherry Farrell Racette, depicts Métis history and contemporary life on the Prairies. Many of these works were created as illustrations for publications. Contact the MacKenzie Art Gallery, 306-584-4250, for show locations. Habitat: Canadian Design Now, a touring show organized by The Winnipeg Art Gallery, celebrates the diversity of Canadian design. Highlighting the work of 10 Canadian designers and firms, Habitat focuses on contemporary items produced for the home environment.

C O M I N G A N D G O I N G Dalgleish Gallery celebrated its grand opening March 13 in Roxboro House in the trendy Mission district in Calgary. Owner Keith Dalgleish is planning to mount a figurative art show in the fall, and a new website is in the works.

C O M I N G A N D G O I N G The Floating Gallery, Manitoba’s only artist-run centre devoted exclusively to photo-based art, will change its name to the Platform Gallery in June. Founded in 1981 as the Winnipeg Photographers Group, the gallery will continue to recognize contemporary photography and digital art.

The exhibition is being hosted in Edmonton by The Works Visual Arts Society throughout the summer and fall. Arts on the Move, a touring program of the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC), provides local communities with visual and media arts exhibitions accompanied by educational materials complimenting the new Saskatchewan Arts Education Curriculum. Each year about 12 exhibitions tour as many as 24 communities throughout the province. Touring schedules may be viewed at http://www.osac.sk.ca. Four regional galleries are coordinating the Alberta Foundation for the Arts travelling exhibition program: Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie for communities in northern Alberta; The Edmonton Art Gallery for northeast and north central Alberta; Alberta Society of Artists in Calgary for southwest Alberta; and The Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery for communities in southeast Alberta. These galleries offer a range of exhibitions to communities — more than 220,000 visitors enjoy nearly 400 exhibitions in over 150 communities annually. Many of these exhibitions are hosted in community schools, and the program offers educational support material for educators who want to integrate visual arts into their school curriculum. For more information contact a regional coordinator.

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SUMMER ART FESTS Artropolis 2003 will be held May 16 to June 8 in the CBC Broadcast Centre in downtown Vancouver. Artropolis shows are held in non-traditional spaces and have been successfully attracting audiences since October 1983, when the first Artropolis exhibition, called October Show, opened. Organized by the A.T. Eight Artropolis Society, the 2003 show will feature the work of 175 artists chosen out of more than 450 submissions from a variety of arts organizations and individuals throughout the province. The Works Visual Arts Festival in Edmonton, promoting and presenting contemporary visual art, will be held June 20 to July 2. Staged in the city’s downtown core, the 13-day event features numerous exhibits by local, national and international artists. The main outdoor site in Sir Winston Churchill Square has live activities ranging from artist@work demonstrations and workshops, to performances and interactive programs. Last year the festival encompassed 23 sites, 36 exhibits and 618 artists. The Manitoba Arts Network is hosting a number of regional juried art shows across the province in April and May, culminating in an exhibition at the Manitoba Legislature in July showcasing 126 works selected from the juried shows. The Manitoba Arts Network represents community arts councils and organizations throughout the province and hosts a number

of touring exhibitions. More information at http://www.communityarts.mb.ca. The 30th annual Bazaart will take place June 21 on the grounds in front of Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary year. Bazaart is an outdoor arts and crafts fair, with over 100 artists and craftspeople displaying their works. The Western Art Show at the Calgary Stampede July 4 to 13 is one of the largest exhibits of its kind in Western Canada. New and established artists offer oil painting, watercolours and other flatwork media along with sculpture and carvings that depict Western Canada’s prairie and ranching heritage. Within the Western Art Gallery, an Artist’s Window lets visitors watch artists working on pieces in their chosen medium. Canmore’s first annual arts festival highlighting visual arts along with musical and theatrical performances, film and literary activity will be held May 23 to 25. Called artSPeak, the event includes a weekend art walk from 10 am to 6 pm with eight locations in downtown Canmore, an arts and crafts sale, and two ArtTalks


at the Library Art Gallery featuring author Katherine Govier along with the public premiere of Bob Sandford’s film, Walter Phillips in the Canadian West. Phillips’ grandson, David Duffin, will be in attendance for the screening. The event is being organized by the non-profit Mountain Arts Foundation, which is planning to build a cultural centre in downtown Canmore. For more information contact Mary-Beth Laviolette at 403-678-2197. Free one-hour tours of The Banff Centre campus this summer will spotlight many works on public display from the centre’s permanent collection. Tours begin at 1 pm Fridays in the Walter Phillips Gallery during the Banff Arts Festival, which runs July 11 to August 10. The First Annual Euphemia McNaught Festival July 18 – 20 in Grande Prairie is planned as a visual arts cultural extravaganza. The event features a variety of activities — Painting on the Prairie, a downtown art walk, empty-space galleries, a painted rain barrel project and special show celebrating the life and work of the late Western Canadian artist

Euphemia McNaught. A life member of the Alberta Society of Artists, McNaught was still painting regularly in her studio when she passed away in May 2002 at the age of 101. She left a legacy of work in public collections across Canada, and her influence on regional painting will be felt for generations to come. For more information call the Prairie Art Gallery at 780-532-8111. Scanning the horizon, upcoming arts festival events include Artcity in Calgary September 5 to 21 and Artwalk September 19 to 21, and Saskatoon’s art walk, usually held on the last Sunday in September. Every year Edmonton hosts three gallery walks in the city’s eclectic 124 Street Business District. Mark your calendar for the fall gallery walk September 27 and 28, and the Christmas gallery walk November 29 and 30. In Nelson, B.C., summer art walk openings are planned for July 4, August 8, September 5 and September 28. Moving On by Paul van Ginkel will be shown at the Western Art Show during the annual Calgary Stampede

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Wanda Koop BY AMY KARLINSKY

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anda Koop is one of the best-known painters in Canada. After 33 years, she paints with the ease, fluency and attentiveness of a Zen master. Her studios, located in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, comprise two floors. One is a proper production studio filled with paintings, paint and ongoing projects. The other, just below, includes a vast, white brick wall and space for the contemplation of finished works. As a visitor, I don’t know where to focus my gaze. There are so many things to look at. Small stacks of painted boards and canvases covering long tables are Koop’s “notebooks.” They are ideas and studies for larger works. Hot pink, bright neon orange and shrill chartreuse shout and sizzle from walls and corners in Koop’s studios. It’s not just the vivid and intense colours that fascinate. The shadowy and ethereal hues in other paintings shift almost imperceptibly to create vast expanses of water, air and atmosphere. Koop provides an analogy: “if some of these colours were sounds, they would shatter glass.” Koop explains: “I know the psychological implications of colour and I study cultural colour.” After a gruelling winter, I understand what Koop means. I find myself drawn to the hot spicy reds on the walls. Koop’s studio is an international gateway. It holds the souvenirs of travel and the print and photographic documentation of projects completed across the globe. Both the travel and the national and international exhibition record are substantial. Koop’s exhibitions Wanda Koop with Sightlines. in New York, São Paulo, Tokyo, Photo by William Eakin Amsterdam, Venice, other

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COMPASSION European centres and across Canada have garnered critical acclaim. Cultural commentators such as writers Robert Enright and Robin Laurence, and Governor General Adrienne Clarkson are ardent admirers of Koop’s work. Writing in Canadian Art, Spring 2000, art critic Robin Laurence notes: “Koop has long been acclaimed for the iconic paintings she produces on a grand and fearless scale, acclaimed for the tiny paintings she creates in intimate concert with them, too, and it’s hardly incidental that she was featured on the cover of the premiere issue of Canadian Art in the fall of 1984... a prodigy turning out bold, iconic images that both satisfied and unsettled her viewers.” After representing herself for many years, Koop has recently signed on with Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg. Mayberry is introducing a selection of Koop’s work in May, with a major exhibition slated for next year now in the early planning stages. “We’re very happy to be working with Wanda — part of our mandate is to represent people of her calibre,” says gallery owner Bill Mayberry. “This relationship should help to increase the availability of her work for collectors, including some of her smaller, more affordable pieces.” Koop’s ambitious projects often combine painting, video and


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installation. Sometimes, these projects extend for five years, as she elaborates a theme and undertakes the visual research for its completion. Koop rifles through piles of books and catalogues and shows me the paintings of hockey masks paired with the symbols of Chinese opera. I am intrigued by these hybrid pairings of East/West, high culture/sport, and the resonances that Koop finds among them. I look at more paintings inspired by Newfoundland, Lethbridge and the Arctic. I ask her about the influence of the prairies on her development. She responds by sweeping her arms towards the large panoramic paintings where sky and distant vistas predominate. The new paintings, which hang singly or in groups of two or three on the wall, are about the land and the built environment, constructed with Koop’s steely and compassionate gaze. Many of them are bird’s-eye-views of shorelines and areas where land meets water. Other paintings indicate the minimalist three-dimensionality of the city. They are fresh from her exhibition at the Leo Kamen Gallery in Toronto, reinstalled in the studio for Koop’s examination and consideration. They signal a shift from the recent Sightlines series, excerpts of which were shown in Vancouver, Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg as well as Toronto, New Delhi and Shanghai. In Sightlines, a five-year body of work, Koop uses a conceptual premise — her fascination with the sightlines embedded in viewing devices that bring the landscape into view — in the camera, the video camera, surveillance equipment, or in guided imaging systems used by the military. Such technological demarcations

frame our views and construct the landscape according to the criteria of clarity and precision. They are supposed to go unobserved. Koop paints these intersecting circles with the landscape — both the “natural” and the technological. The recent paintings still insist on the significance and importance of point of view. However, the devices for framing have now become invisible. They are thinly painted in layers of acrylic paint on canvas. The marks are the barest notations of form. Koop’s facility allows her to convey much with a limited means, suggesting complexity and spatial depth with a few sweeps of the brush and a refined sense of composition and rhythm. Koop distills multiple glimpses and gazes into fictional landscapes. The paintings are of the world, but not exact sites of known places. They are infused with the artist’s concerns about globalization, the relationship of the built environment to the natural world, and the impossibility of such easy polarities as nature/culture. Contemplation and absorption are key to these works. Their subtlety and energy emerge slowly. Koop’s concern with globalization is paired with activism at the local level. Those who aren’t aware of Koop’s painting may nevertheless know the results of her hard work, determination and vision in the local community. She is also Dr. Koop. She recently received an honourary doctorate from the University of Winnipeg. She is modest about this achievement, “It was recognition for service to the community.” Service, it turns out, was based on Koop’s 20-year commitment to her inner city neighbourhood and her vision to develop a storefront art centre for youth at risk. Koop not only managed to involve and attract local, national and international artists to give workshops, she also secured the initial start-up costs and Summer 2003

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ongoing capital funds, generously supported by a Winnipeg philanthropist. The Honourable Peter M. Liba, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba in his convocation address noted: “Koop is one of Canada’s most distinguished and inventive artists with a career spanning three decades. . . . she is a caring and concerned Canadian. Through projects like Art City . . . she provides hope and opportunity to young people. Ms. Koop’s example reminds me of the words of Sir Winston Churchill, when he said, ‘We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.’” Art City continues to be a vital community art centre. It’s free and it has become the template for other storefront art centres across Canada. Koop still raises funds and donations on its behalf. I ask Wanda Koop what she is looking forward to. She is excited about her recent paintings and the new directions that they suggest. After three years of almost continuous travel for exhibitions, residencies, projects and research, she is pleased to have a stretch of space and time to concentrate on the new work. BIOGRAPHICAL HIGHLIGHTS Born in Vancouver, British Columbia 1969-1973 Diploma in Fine Art, School of Art, University of Manitoba Selected One-Woman Exhibitions in Canada - Contemporary Art Gallery,Vancouver - Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby - Glenbow Museum, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary - Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge - Mendel Art Gallery, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan - Plug In ICA,Winnipeg Art Gallery, St. Norbert Art Centre,Winnipeg - Leo Kamen Gallery, Olga Korper Gallery,Toronto - National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa - Art Gallery of Hamilton, London Regional Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario - Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal, Musée régional de Rimouski, Quebec Selected One-Woman International Exhibitions Thetis Foundation,Venice, Italy The Canadian Embassy Gallery,Tokyo, Japan 49th Parallel Galleries, New York Canada House, London, England

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THE VANCOUVER SCHOOL: PUSHING BOUNDARIES

Boiling Water, Kitchen Appliances and Time Light, 2002, digital C-print by Scott McFarland, will be part of the exhibition entitled Scott McFarland, May 8 to June 29 at the Contemporary Art Gallery,Vancouver.

BY BEVERLY CRAMP

The Vancouver School nametag used to stand for a group of Vancouver-based conceptual artists producing mainly photo-based work.Today, new generations are pushing the boundaries of what the School stands for.

ancouver is known as a hotbed of photo-based art due in large part to the international success of the Vancouver School. The school emerged in the 1980s when a group of Vancouver artists, well on their way to international fame, were grouped together for several European exhibitions. Those artists included Ian Wallace, Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham, Ken Lum, Roy Arden and Stan Douglas. Later the original membership grew to include a second generation of younger photo-based artists such as Scott McFarland and Kelly Wood, as well as object-based artists Brian Jungen, Myfanwy Macleod and Geoffrey Farmer, all of whom are considered conceptual artists. The Vancouver School emerged in the 1980s, but the ideas and sense of community behind the nametag originated much earlier. According to Daina Augaitis, chief curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, “Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace were at the University of British Columbia in the 60s and 70s where Ian Baxter was teaching. He influenced both of them.� Baxter was a proponent of conceptual art, an international

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Opening New Highway Restaurant, movement that placed Jersey City, NJ, 1967; Block Party, Staten ideas above the Island, New York City, 1972, two execution or the chromogenic prints by Dan Graham, medium. Even the final are showing in The Big Picture at the work didn’t have to be Vancouver Art Gallery until realized to be significant; September 1, 2003 it was the idea behind the work that mattered. Conceptual art was also a movement that disdained painting and other traditional notions of art. Baxter promoted these ideas in Vancouver. “Because of him, it was regarded and talked about in a regional way that posited itself here,” says Catriona Jeffries, owner of Catriona Jeffries Gallery which has shown the Vancouver School work for many years, from Ian Baxter through to Ian Wallace and Brian Jungen. Both Wallace and Wall went on to study art history in England, becoming art historians as well as practicing artists. Shortly after this, both artists returned to Vancouver. According to Augaitis, they made a concerted effort to stay in Vancouver rather than work 20 Galleries West Summer 2003

in centres like London or New York. More importantly they began to make their work about Vancouver. “They took pictures of this place. And they used photography in a way that had a direct relationship to conceptual art.” Wall developed his trademark light boxes, using modes of advertising and references to cinema. “Their underlying politics really sets the Vancouver School apart,” says Augaitis. “They have an articulated critique of the landscape, the economy of the landscape and how it operates in the larger system. They turn from the theme of nature as a certain kind of ideal to the urban cityscape.” Wallace and Wall were also plugged into the international art world. They maintained a dialogue with leading conceptual artists like Dan Graham. Since the mid-1960s, New York-based Graham has produced art and theory about how cultural systems operate. His work ranges from photographs, installations and performances to art existing only in the pages of a magazine. As teachers, Wallace and Wall brought people like Graham to Vancouver. “It was a very robust and remarkable moment,” says Augaitis. “A host of people from the international world came here, conceptual practitioners and otherwise, and struck up a very interesting dialogue.” Being art historians, Wallace and Wall theorized and wrote too. Unlike other movements it wasn't the critics and curators articulating the Vancouver School philosophy; it was the artists themselves. The Vancouver School didn’t remain static. “History continues,” says Jeffries. “To confine the Vancouver School to photo-conceptualism would be inadequate now. It is growing beyond photo-based work.” Some of the younger practitioners work primarily with sculpture and mixed media. Brian Jungen, known for his northwest coast-style masks sculpted from disassembled Nike shoes, typically re-crafts prefabricated commodities into a

CATRIONA JEFFRIES GALLERY, VANCOUVER Works by Kelly Wood, done in conjunction with her fiveyear Continuous Garbage Project: 1998 – 2003, show until May 17 at Catriona Jeffries Gallery in Vancouver. Begun in 1998, Wood documented her household waste for five years in photographs. It is part of her exploration of consumerism and waste and represents a conceptual history influenced by work of the late 1960s and the more specific work of the Vancouver School.


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The success of Vancouver School artists has contributed to the $3.5 million acquisition by the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) of a collection of mainly photo-based works by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists including Vancouver School members. The collection from Toronto’s Alison and Alan Schwartz is the largest acquired since the VAG bought 200 Emily Carr works in 1946, and is showing under the title, The Big Picture. The combination of renowned international and Vancouver School art gives Vancouver bargaining power to get valuable collections from other art galleries through exchange. “This collection definitely gives us trading chips,” says VAG chief curator Daina Augaitis. The Big Picture runs until September 1. Artists represented include: Matthew Barney, Lothar Baumgarten, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Jenny Holzer, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace and Rachel Whiteread. variety of sculptural objects. He was last year’s winner of the $50,000 Sobey Art Award. Reid Shier, a curator at Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) echoes Jeffries comments. “The movement has massively evolved,” he says. “You can’t make tight little themes anymore. Labels are slippery things and usually wrong.” Whether or not they continue to be referred to as the Vancouver School, the artists associated with the group still operate as a tight community and keep on producing work from LEFT: Kelly Wood: Chinatown, Vancouver that is complex 2001, nine c-prints mounted and interesting enough to to archival board attract worldwide attention. MIDDLE: Myfanwy MacLeod: The label is merely a One Week, 2000, wood model convenience. RIGHT: Ian Wallace: Construction Site LA IV, 2003, Beverly Cramp is a photolaminate and acrylic on Vancouver-based freelance canvas journalist.

CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, VANCOUVER Scott McFarland, showing May 8 to June 29, features eight works from Vancouver School artist Scott McFarland’s ongoing project documenting a cabin and its inhabitants – many generations of the same family – in British Columbia. McFarland, who was taught by Jeff Wall, has been working on this series as an ongoing project. The work is as much an analysis of photography and the nature of light as it is about the subject matter. “It is peer documentary, meticulously and carefully composed of many exposures taken over time. Its aim is to depict a larger social construct. It is not a journalistic impulse but more of an analysis of photography as much as of the subject,” says curator Reid Shier. Summer 2003 Galleries West 21


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BY BRIAN BRENNAN ordon Smith has often described himself as being “one hundred artists deep” — meaning that he has always been open to the influence of others — and that’s about as close as this reticent, self-critical Vancouver artist ever gets to talking about himself. Although widely regarded as one of Canada’s most prominent and

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Reflections, 2001 67" x 85" influential artists, Smith would rather sing the praises of others than discuss his own artistic achievements, which he has characterized as “indulgent.” Numerous writers have arrived at his door hoping for a few words of insight or inspiration from the great man only to go away disappointed. At best Smith offers a cautious sentence or two before turning the discussion away from


himself toward what he regards as safer ground. Curator Andrew Hunter, who has written perceptively about Smith’s life and work, explains his reticence this way in the book, Gordon Smith: The Act of Painting: “Smith chose long ago to be a painter, not a writer or a storyteller. He has no desire to explain or justify his decision in words, a language he does not feel allows him to probe the depths of his experience. He

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deciphers his world and lived experience through the language of painting.” So what are we able to glean then from the paintings of this English shopkeeper’s son who turns 84 in June and has been putting brushes to canvas for more than 65 years? One fact that emerges clearly is that his long career has been defined by a certain restlessness, by a constant quest to experiment with new styles. As Vancouver Sun art critic Michael Scott has observed, Smith is a “quiet chameleon, an artist who has reinvented himself not once, not twice, but many times in his career.” In his earliest incarnation, as a schoolboy growing up in the suburbs of London in the 1920s, Smith was an illustrator, strongly influenced by his father, an amateur painter, and by his older brother Donald, who had dreams of becoming a commercial artist. By the time Smith moved to Canada with his mother and brother in 1933 (his parents had separated by then) he wanted to become a commercial artist as well. He trained at the Winnipeg School of Art and worked at a graphic arts firm, Brigden’s, producing merchandise illustrations for mail-order catalogues. In his spare time he dabbled in watercolour landscapes. In 1939, when he was 20, Smith visited the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, and that opened his eyes to new artistic possibilities. In the modernist work of Canadian artists such as Emily Carr and the Group of Seven he saw there could be more to painting than conventional

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landscapes. When he settled in Vancouver after the Second World War, after marrying social worker Marion Fleming and serving overseas as an army intelligence officer, Smith decided to “unlearn” everything that he had learned about art in Winnipeg and to learn as much as he could from such Vancouver-based modernists as Jack Shadbolt, B.C. Binning and Fred Amess. “It was a revelation knowing and respecting this group,” said Smith. After completing a year of studies with Shadbolt and Binning, Smith landed a job at the Vancouver School of Art, teaching graphics, design and commercial art. In 1947 he had a one-man show of oils and watercolours at the Vancouver Art Gallery that drew mixed reviews. One critic dismissed his landscapes as “views rather than compositions, with no organization of interest.” Another sympathetically characterized Smith’s work as “creditable.” During the 1950s Smith exhibited regularly, in solo and group shows, and sold several of his paintings to private and institutional collectors. But, as he said, “selling was not the important issue — it was trying to exhibit on a national level and do better work.” His quest for self-improvement brought him back to San Francisco, where he took classes at the California School of Fine Art and learned, as he put it, “how to loosen up my painting.” While the landscape still remained his principal

subject matter, his primary focus now became the paint itself rather than the subject he was rendering. A viewer might draw an emotional connection from the skies and rocks and trees depicted in his paintings, but for Smith the art was all about the way the paint was applied and the way it built on the canvas. The message of the work, he said, could be contained wholly within the pigment on the surface of the canvas. As his painting evolved, so did his work as an educator. In 1956 Smith joined the University of British Columbia as an art teacher, beginning an association that would last until his retirement from the university in 1982. At the same time he became part of Vancouver’s Art in Living Group, which stressed the significance of good design in everyday life. “You became aware of the chair you sat in, the teapot you poured from and, of course, your house.” His house was designed by the architects Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey, and his kitchen drawers were made by Jack Shadbolt. “They weren’t built very well but they did get built.” As his work matured during the 1950s, Smith exhibited from Victoria to New York, won first prize in the First Biennial of Canadian Painting show at the National Gallery of Canada for his abstract painting Structure with Red Sun, and was praised by Lawren Harris as a “consummate artist of very considerable

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power.” But Smith was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with his painting, which he began to view as slick and contrived. He briefly switched from painting to sculpture, took a sabbatical from UBC and spent several months in Europe, experimenting with different painting techniques and styles. In 1965 he astonished critics with Red Wizard, Red, an abstract work of remarkable bravura and boldness that achieved immediate acclaim when reproduced in Time magazine. But Smith remained ceaselessly self-critical, saying that his work lacked daring and exuberance. His self-doubts continued through the 1970s and into the 1980s even as he continued to win acclaim and exhibit widely. It wasn’t until he turned 70, in 1989, that he began to produce what he regarded as his best work. Curator Ian Thom countered in the book Gordon Smith: The Act of Painting that there had been a record of “consistent excellence” in Smith’s work since the early 1950s. However, Thom added, “there is little doubt that his recent work has displayed a greater freedom and vigour than at any time in the past.” Perhaps the crowning achievement of Smith’s career was a major 60-year retrospective exhibition held at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1997. Sun critic Michael Scott wrote that Smith’s paintings of the late 1980s were “as compelling as Emily Carr’s at her greatest” and added that perhaps his greatest legacy is the work Smith has done with young artists, supporting and inspiring and encouraging them to pursue their goals. Since that retrospective was held Smith has continued to paint, producing what Vancouver curator Andy Sylvester describes as “some very significant work.” A show of Smith’s latest paintings is planned for early fall at Vancouver’s Equinox Gallery. Among Smith’s many well-deserved awards and decorations are two honourary doctorates, the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. “His creativity enriches all,” said the B.C. citation, echoing what Smith’s students and fellow artists have been saying for years. “Not only through his artistic contributions, but also through his mentoring and generosity to others.” Brian Brennan’s newest book, Scoundrels and Scallywags: Characters from Alberta’s Past, is published by Fifth House Ltd.

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END OF AN ERA? EnCana auction raises funds for health, along with troubling questions about the future of corporate art collecting BY PATRICIA ROBERTSON

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o bargains were to be had on the third Sunday in March when EnCana Corp. auctioned selected pieces from its extensive art holdings. The event was held at Hodgins Art Auctions, located in a low-key industrial park just off Macleod Trail in Calgary, but the luxury cars lining the driveway indicated this was no used car auction — these were art collectors on a mission. More than 500 bidders and about 200 onlookers filled the room hoping for a deal on some unique Canadian art. However, after the first lot auctioned for retail prices many of the bargain-hunting hopefuls exited, leaving elbow room for the serious collectors. A number of paintings sold for record amounts — Alan Collier’s Evening Light from Bob Russell’s Farm fetched $10,000, A.C. Leighton’s Wolverine Plateau sold for $16,500, Nicholas de Grandmaison’s Indian Portrait went for $26,000, Doris McCarthy’s Ice Floes, Broughton Island auctioned at $19,500 and H.G. Glyde’s Country Coffee Shop went for $16,000. In addition, Group of Seven artist Franklin Carmichael’s ink and pencil drawing Fraser Icefield, Jasper Park, sold for $15,500 and Franz Johnson’s The Ojibway Canoe sold for $34,000. An important Riopelle from the 1950s sold at $85,000. Total take for the day was almost $600,000, with proceeds going to The Integrative Health Institute — the non-profit passion of EnCana CEO Gwyn Morgan’s wife Patricia Trottier. In monetary terms the auction was a great success, but it has some tongues wagging about the shift away from corporate art collecting to de-accessioning. Was the EnCana auction a boon for artists and collectors, or a troubling sign of the end of an era for corporate art collecting? Art collector and seller Daniel Lindley at Collector’s Gallery in Calgary wonders why a portion of the proceeds of the EnCana auction didn’t go to support the cultural sector. “Some of these pieces are of historical value and should be in permanent collections. I see this EnCana sell-off as part of a significant trend,” says Lindley. “In the current economic climate 26 Galleries West Summer 2003

H.G. Glyde’s Country Coffee Shop CEO’s are saying ‘this is sold for $16,000 at the auction not our core business,’ of EnCana’s corporate art which is in direct collection contradiction with the recent study by Richard Florida about the value of culture.” Some observers point to a sale of company-owned artworks to employees by Gulf Canada as an example of how not to de-accession corporate art collections. Some of the employees resold their acquisitions privately at a profit, and one print even ended up at Liquidation World. Excellent examples of responsible de-accessioning include PetroCanada’s donations to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Nickle Arts Museum, The Glenbow Museum and the City of Calgary’s Civic Art Collection, says Lindley, who also points out that EnCana hired a professional auction house and conducted its auction openly. “The trend is real, especially when you consider just how many companies have parted with their collections either publicly or discreetly over the past five years,” says Lindley.


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EnCana, PetroCanada, Gulf, Shell, and AMOCO have all sold or donated portions of their art collections in recent years. Calgary artist Audrey Mabee’s colourful work, There’s a Birthday in Town, commanded $2,400 and she was thrilled. “This is the first time my work has been auctioned. That kind of work would typically sell at the gallery for $2,000. I got the price I wanted for the piece when I originally sold it, so I’m pleased to see it go up in value.” Art consultant Doug Maclean shared Mabee’s delight and expressed no concern about de-accessioning. He thinks the results of the EnCana sale were exceptional. “It’s great that some people were able to acquire works that will not be available again for some time. It is great to see some works up into the value bracket where they should be. It was good to see the support for contemporary works in the sale,” he says. Vancouver-based Harrison Galleries owner Chris Harrison says corporate art collecting has been in decline in Vancouver since the eighties, and attributes most of today’s collecting “to the whims of the CEO, although now we are seeing more acquisitions with interior designers involved in the decision. They are buying art to enhance the image of the company, to create a consistent brand — not gathering a specific collection. Corporate collecting is static here now,” says Harrison. Although the sell-off of some of EnCana’s art holdings may be a sign that the company is “not in the business of art,” there is no decline in private collecting, says EnCana CFO John Watson, who purchased a piece for his own collection. Peter Savage, retired manager of exploration at PanCanadian Petroleum, spent time shopping at local and foreign art galleries when he was on the art committee at PanCanadian, and some of

Doris McCarthy’s Ice Floes, Broughton Island, went for $19,500 his acquisitions were in the EnCana auction. Savage says that corporate collecting is cyclical, and it depends on who is in charge of the company. “Corporate art collecting goes in fits and starts,” he says. “Everyone agrees in principle to the support of culture until it comes to the point where they have to commit themselves.”

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DAWN BREAKS COLD over Columbia Icefield, each breath a sharp reminder that we are intruders in this bleak, frozen landscape. At 7 am the rising sun cuts an icy wedge across the blackness, infusing the upper reaches with a clean artist’s light. The birth of this September morning is interrupted by a soft click-whirr, click-whirr. Out on the deck of the Icefield Chalet the artist aims, knowing that the light is too richly hued and ephemeral to be adequately captured on film. Click-whirr, embracing the wind-swept contours of Mt. Andromeda, tracing the wedge of light across Sunwapta Valley.

oo soon, it is over. The artist packs up his camera equipment and heads inside. Later he will trade these photographs for easel and paint, trying to recapture the intensity of dawn meeting day. Later still, his morning’s work will be shown in the Wonder of Water exhibit at Canada House Gallery in Banff. Wonder of Water is a child of this artist retreat at the Columbia Icefield. Opening May 10, it features selected works resulting from the five-

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day sojourn last September. Hosted by Brewster Tours and Canada House Gallery, the retreat was attended by six invited artists — Roger D. Arndt, Robert Jones, Page Ough, Carl Schlademan, Peter Shostak and K. Neil Swanson. “It was great. We got to know each other a bit, and there was a terrific sense of camaraderie,” says Shostak, who is now working on about 10 paintings sparked by the all-too-brief respite in the Rockies, with “maybe 10 more paintings” in the works. Wonder of Water was planned in conjunction with

Lake of the Glacier (left), 2003, by K. Neil Swanson, and Athabasca Glacier (above), 2002, an oil on canvas by Peter Shostak, were inspired by the artists’ visit to a retreat last September at the Columbia Icefield. the United Nations’ International Year of Fresh Water, partly because the massive Columbia Icefield feeds four of the continent’s river systems and three oceans. Not all artist retreats have such lofty international

affiliations, however. Most are simply intended as creative renewal, an opportunity to get away and let the juices flow again. Beyond the many artist retreats at bed-and-breakfasts in isolated settings, Western Canada is home to several major retreats that attract artists from around the world. Here we showcase one from each Western Canadian province — Painter’s Lodge near Campbell River, B.C.; Banff Centre in Alberta; Emma Lake, Saskatchewan; and St. Norbert Arts Centre in Manitoba. Painters at Painter’s A variation on the theme of self-directed artists escaping in a spirit of exploration, Painters at Painter’s is hosted by the fabled Painter’s Lodge fishing retreat in Campbell River, B.C. This year the ninth annual celebration of art May 23 to 25 will feature 26 prominent British Columbia artists. In the Painter’s Lodge version, aspiring artists and other guests pay for the opportunity to meet working artists and become immersed in a retreat setting. An exhibit of professional work is on display for the weekend, and many of the artists offer demonstrations, participate in panel discussions or simply work in and around Painter’s

Above and top right: Scenes from Emma Lake Artists' Workshop, one of the country's longest-running retreats.

Lodge, allowing the public to watch and learn from the masters. “Painter’s Lodge retreat is a different experience. At the icefield we were all practicing artists and we discussed a lot of the nitty gritty details about the business of being an artist. At Painter’s Lodge all the artists are on display for the weekend – it’s more of a teaching type of situation,” says Shostak. For more information see www.painterslodge.com. Banff Centre The Banff Centre offers a number of options for retreatseekers. Creative residencies provide the luxury of time and space for working artists to create new works, research innovative ideas and experiment with different techniques and modes of production. Thematic residencies offer a structured program where artists come together under the umbrella of a common theme running through their work. Selfdirected residencies provide opportunities where the artist is free to experiment and


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explore new directions. See program details at: www.banffcentre.ca. Emma Lake One of the country’s most successful and longest-running retreats, Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop is preparing for its 50th anniversary in 2005. Open to approximately 25 participating artists and two invited guests, this year the workshop from July 25 to August 8 features artist Clay Ellis from Edmonton and New York-based critic Karen Wilkin. However, these guests serve only as catalysts, not instructors — there is no formal teaching and participants work in close proximity to each other in a large studio facility. “The Emma Lake workshop is steeped in tradition — people feel like they are part of a history book. It’s a very stimulating experience for most participants,” says Kimberly Mathews, program coordinator for the Community Arts Program. Affiliated with the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus of the University of Saskatchewan and located about 50 kilometres north of Prince Albert, the isolated campus also has a communal dining lodge overlooking the lake where meal-time conversations and stimulating late-night discussions serve to fire the creative juices. In addition to the workshop, Emma Lake also has formal instruction programs and artist residencies.

More information is at: www.emmalake.usask.ca. St. Norbert Arts Centre St. Norbert Arts Centre in Manitoba issues an annual invitation to artists and cultural organizations in a variety of disciplines to apply for residency, working independently in a retreat setting for up to six weeks. Residencies can occur throughout the year. The retreat setting at St. Norbert is steeped in history. As the seat of the provisional government formed by Métis leader Louis Riel in 1869, St. Norbert is considered by many to be Manitoba’s birthplace. In 1988, the province designated the guest house and surrounding land of a nearby Trappist monastery, previously destroyed by fire, as a heritage site. In 1991 the guest house became the St. Norbert Arts Centre and was subsequently renovated. For more information visit the website at www.snacc.mb.ca.

Across the west, artist retreats draw thousands of working and aspiring artists each year. Each retreat has its own character, but each is united in a similar purpose — stimulating creativity in a communal atmosphere away from the distractions of everyday living. Rod Chapman, a freelance researcher, writer and editor in Calgary, may be contacted at rod@gallerieswest.ca.

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reflections of human experience and the natural landscape.” Willock was director of the Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery from 1978 to 1998. He now co-owns, with his wife Susan Sax-Willock, the Willock & Sax Art Gallery in Waterton, 403859-2274, where his recent images are included in the Wonder of Water group exhibition entitled WOW: Headwaters and Watersheds, running July 21 to 28. Willock’s work is also carried by the Scott Gallery in Edmonton, 780-488-3619. (JCMac)

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Ewa Tarsia explains, “I was born into a family of artists in Starogard Gdanski, Poland. I studied at the School of Art in Gdynia, but my first prints were made at my uncle’s large studio.” Tarsia’s arrival in Winnipeg, 11 years ago, found her making elegant monoprints characterized by lush colour. She prepares her copper or plexiglass plates with combinations of drypoint, collograph and etching. Tarsia’s sumptuous works are inspired by the organic shapes and textures of nature with colour enhanced by the velvety blacks of printmaker’s ink. It’s nature observed: “the light in the sky, the shadows on the ground.” Tarsia also facilitates art and cultural exchanges with cities in Poland. “Printmaking,” she explains, “has a longer tradition in Poland than in Canada and is considered Ewa Tarsia: a high art.” Tarsia’s one-woman My Blues for Mr. Miro, 2002, exhibition, Natural Instincts, is at monoprint (collograph, Winnipeg’s Site Gallery, 204drypoint), 12" x 12" 942-1618, until May 4; excerpts can be seen all summer at Site. Her solo exhibition, Rhythms, is on view July 4 to August 8 at the Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg, 204779-6253. (AK)

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COLETTE GOUIN In Seduction by Color, painter Colette Gouin, known to many as Colette Nilsen, offers large canvases filled with vivid florals. There is boldness to these subjects; they spill into the foreground space that typically separates viewer and subject in the traditional still-life perspective. Influenced by friend and New York art critic Clement Greenberg, Gouin says, “My work comes from a modernist tradition characterized by simplicity, clarity… editing.” Gouin’s previous non-representational work inspired her to continue exploring materials and unorthodox techniques in her painting. She places her large canvases on the floor and uses her hands to apply the paint, moving around the canvas, letting the paint flow and show off its distinctive properties. Her intrepid combinations of strong colours — burgundies, oranges, blues and Summer 2003 Galleries West 31


reflections of human experience and the natural landscape.” Willock was director of the Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery from 1978 to 1998. He now co-owns, with his wife Susan Sax-Willock, the Willock & Sax Art Gallery in Waterton, 403859-2274, where his recent images are included in the Wonder of Water group exhibition entitled WOW: Headwaters and Watersheds, running July 21 to 28. Willock’s work is also carried by the Scott Gallery in Edmonton, 780-488-3619. (JCMac)

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Ewa Tarsia explains, “I was born into a family of artists in Starogard Gdanski, Poland. I studied at the School of Art in Gdynia, but my first prints were made at my uncle’s large studio.” Tarsia’s arrival in Winnipeg, 11 years ago, found her making elegant monoprints characterized by lush colour. She prepares her copper or plexiglass plates with combinations of drypoint, collograph and etching. Tarsia’s sumptuous works are inspired by the organic shapes and textures of nature with colour enhanced by the velvety blacks of printmaker’s ink. It’s nature observed: “the light in the sky, the shadows on the ground.” Tarsia also facilitates art and cultural exchanges with cities in Poland. “Printmaking,” she explains, “has a longer tradition in Poland than in Canada and is considered Ewa Tarsia: a high art.” Tarsia’s one-woman My Blues for Mr. Miro, 2002, exhibition, Natural Instincts, is at monoprint (collograph, Winnipeg’s Site Gallery, 204drypoint), 12" x 12" 942-1618, until May 4; excerpts can be seen all summer at Site. Her solo exhibition, Rhythms, is on view July 4 to August 8 at the Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg, 204779-6253. (AK)

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COLETTE GOUIN In Seduction by Color, painter Colette Gouin, known to many as Colette Nilsen, offers large canvases filled with vivid florals. There is boldness to these subjects; they spill into the foreground space that typically separates viewer and subject in the traditional still-life perspective. Influenced by friend and New York art critic Clement Greenberg, Gouin says, “My work comes from a modernist tradition characterized by simplicity, clarity… editing.” Gouin’s previous non-representational work inspired her to continue exploring materials and unorthodox techniques in her painting. She places her large canvases on the floor and uses her hands to apply the paint, moving around the canvas, letting the paint flow and show off its distinctive properties. Her intrepid combinations of strong colours — burgundies, oranges, blues and Summer 2003 Galleries West 31


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“The process of ice lens photography is a mixture of great frustration and exhilaration,” he says. “It takes great patience, holding a melting lens, trying to focus by hand and compose, making even a still life into a fleeting, moving target. No two successive images can ever be the same.” A freelance artist, writer and photographer who lives at the base of Mt. Robson in McBride, B.C., Wheeler’s lenses are made using glacier melt water from the rivers and streams in the Rocky Mountain Trench. Bubbles and cracks in the ice create flaring and distortion — images captured through an ice lens are “like a conscious roaming in a dream.” To make the lenses, precision machining is not required; lids, saucers and whatever else is

These photos by Matthew Wheeler were made using a single-element lens made of ice; no glass lens was used. TOP: Pond with Flowers and Sun Sparkles, McBride, B.C., 2002. TOP RIGHT: Red Osier Dogwood, Robson Valley, B.C., 1984. RIGHT: Ice Train, Robson Valley, B.C., 1983.

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convex and handy can be used.Wheeler melts the ice into lenses about an inch and a half thick. Using plumbing adaptors, he fits them to his camera. Out in the field he lets nature take its course — by the time he is finished shooting, many of his lenses have melted to less than three-quarters of an inch. Back home in his lab,Wheeler creates prints from 35 mm transparencies using digital output, replicating the original image as much as possible. In April, the Discovery Channel ran a segment on his unique technique on the Daily Planet program. A clip may be viewed at www.exn.ca.


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Colette Gouin: Trio, 2003, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 68"

JORDAN VAN SEWELL Ceramics artist Jordan van Sewell is a much-loved member of Winnipeg’s visual arts community. At the University of Manitoba’s School of Art, he was exposed to influences from California funk, through to satirical English china, and the Canadian ceramic tradition of social and aesthetic commentary. Van Sewell brings an artist’s perspective to The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Board of Governors. His low-fire ceramic work is delightful, whimsical and charming. Enthralled by the everyday, Van Sewell juxtaposes figures and objects with startling points of view, providing a comic commentary. We look twice at his careening automobiles and contorted newts. Underglazes, ceramic stains and clear glazing enhance the plasticity of his forms through shiny, engaging colour. He calls it “candy coating” because “it goes nicely with the rosy cheeks on all of the characters.” Van Sewell’s large works include excerpts from Bosch, Gauguin and Rousseau; selected pieces are on exhibit at Mayberry Fine Arts in Winnipeg, 204-2555690, throughout the summer with smaller works at the Jordan van Sewell: Craftspace Gallery, 204-487-6114. Van The Conjuror, 2003, Sewell also exhibits at Crafthouse in ceramic sculpture/ Vancouver, 604-687-7270, and Lydia Monaro Gallery, Montreal, 514-849-6052. multi-coloured glaze, 14" x 11" x 8.5" (AK)

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purples — are sometimes startling but always subtly balanced and engaging. Based in Vancouver, Gouin studied at the University of Alberta and The Banff Centre, and has attended the Emma Lake Workshop every year since 1985. Seduction by Color runs May 3 to 31 at Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art in Calgary, 403-266-1972. (JCMac)

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DAN UNGER By placing untraditional subjects in traditional settings, Dan Unger uses irony and humour to question the relationship between animals and humans. His beautifully rendered goats, chickens, pigs and other animals take on a surprising elegance in his works, which are modest in scale and painted in oil on linen. This choice of materials points to the strong influence of European traditions in his art. Unger’s work also suggests an idealized view of his subjects, which he says stems from having grown up in small-town Saskatchewan, but not on a farm. Animals are part of his experience, he says, but never having had

Daniel Unger: to milk a cow or collect eggs from a Inheritance, 2003, oil chicken coop “no doubt led me to a more on linen, 30" x 40" romantic depiction of the subject.” An exhibition of Dan Unger’s work entitled Free Range runs June 20 to July 15 at the Susan Whitney Gallery in Regina, 306-569-9279. His work is also available at Edmonton’s Agnes Bugera Gallery, 780-482-2854, and at Hollander York Gallery in Toronto, 416-923-9275. (CM)

PHILIP CRAIG Philip Craig often sells out his shows on the first day, so expect a crowd at Diana Paul Galleries June 14 at the opening of a new exhibition of his work. A frequent traveller to Europe, many of his paintings depict scenes in England, Italy and France; last year he was in India, and he recently returned from California where much of his newest work is set. Known for layering his paint, Craig says he developed the technique working in acrylics in Newfoundland. “Distance is created by the fog,” he says. “I was always trying to get more lustre — I’d use hundreds of layers, trying to achieve that feeling of depth and distance.” Turning to oils, be began mixing in an alkyd stabilizing medium. He also began redefining his brushwork, adding complexity to each stroke. Because each layer of paint takes a day to dry, he works on many paintings, and often many different colours, at the same time. Philip Craig is represented by Philip Craig: California Vineyard Loch Gallery in Winnipeg, 204with Red Barn, 235-1033, and Toronto, 416-9649050; and in Calgary by Diana Paul 2002, oil on canvas, 30" x 60" Galleries, 403-262-9947. (RCC) 34 Galleries West Summer 2003

DAVID BOLDUC The influence of the 1960s Plasticien movement in Montreal is an important component in David Bolduc’s easel-sized paintings. His abstracted, geometric, and minimalist works combine intense colour with detailed brushwork to emphasize the visual interpretation through the tactility of the canvas. Bolduc works with a vocabulary of visual signs that have no particular order or existence in our world, but somewhere in our subconscious we intuit the significance of the markings. The artist depends on the viewer to understand the signs in an epiphanous moment of recognition. To achieve this, the paintings are meant to hang in intimate places in the home rather than on the walls of a museum. Bolduc has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally since the 1960s and his work is held in major collections across Canada. An exhibition of his work will be held at the Giordano Gallery in Edmonton, 780429-5066, from May 24 to the David Bolduc: Abstract Painting, 2003, oil end of June. on canvas, 32" x 30" (SVS)

LEE BRADY Already a master of traditional stained glass techniques, Lee Brady is now pushing the glass envelope in his production of contemporary vessels. At his Glass Eye Studio just outside Saskatoon, Brady has been experimenting: trying new materials such as metal-surfaced glass and refractory kiln paper; combining metals like copper and gold with glass; and achieving new textures and shapes in the kiln. Equally important is his cold working. Grinding, polishing, sandblasting and sand carving allow him to edit each piece to take full advantage of its complex layers of colour and texture. An exhibition of Lee Brady’s new work


Lee Brady: Cruising Venus, 2002, fused, kiln-carved and formed glass, 55 x 39 x 15.5 cm

runs June 22 through July 12 at the Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon, 306955-5701. He is also represented at The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, 780-8525378; West End Gallery in Victoria, 250-388-0009; and Art & All That Jazz in Saskatoon, 306-652-4891. (CM)

BOBBIE BURGERS Sumptuous colours and swooping brushstrokes characterize the elegant floral paintings of Vancouver artist Bobbie Burgers. Her work is largely influenced by 16th century European still-lifes which she studied as an art history student at the University of Victoria and the Université d’étudiantes étrangères in Aix-enprovence, France. Far from ordinary, her floral paintings evoke a sense of serenity and intimacy with nature. Focusing on the tulip, the latest series of oil paintings take an unconventional approach to composition. The closely-cropped, large-scale paintings combine elements of abstraction with intense colour to create

what Burgers refers to as an “escape Bobbie Burgers: world inside the compositional Unwind, 2003, acrylic landscape.” Inspired by the serenity of on canvas, 30" x 30" gardening in the spring, her tulip paintings suggest a time of renewal and growth, the joy and liveliness of life. Burgers has held major exhibitions across Canada as well as in Florida and Arizona. She

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Margot Thomson captures “the atmosphere of her landscapes” in work that is informed by her childhood. A new artist to the Kurbatoff Gallery as of March, Thomson has been painting for over 20 years. Her oil on canvas landscapes express repeated themes and symbols, three of the most prominent being the body as a vessel, the landscape that surrounds the body, and the illusion of carnival. Although Elena Kurbatoff sees in Thomson’s work a European flavour, the artist was raised in Saskatchewan and now resides in White Rock, B.C. A professional psychologist by profession, Thomson uses oil Margot Thomson: paints to create layer upon layer of Three On The expressionist meaning through the use of Road, 1996, oil on brushstrokes, texture and varying colour. canvas, Thomson has won a number of awards for her 48" x 36" glasswork, and her paintings are in the collection at the Richmond Museum. Thomson’s work is being highlighted throughout the summer at the Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver, 604-736-5444. (SH)

STEVE GOUTHRO A respected artist and teacher, Steve Gouthro has influenced many young artists with his careful compositions, large-scale, figurative paintings and detailed cross-hatched drawings and prints. Gouthro’s work celebrates the mystical, symbolic and allegorical references of everyday life. His realist painting, sometimes called Steve Gouthro: magical, is underscored by careful Waiting Outside, 2001, drawing and complex figurative oil on canvas, compositions. Gouthro has explored the 68” x 84" urban view, the cityscape, classical

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sculpture, garden imagery and the nature of work and history in previous bodies of work. His oil-painted surfaces are superlayered. A delicately rendered face, a convincing illusion of depth, and a shimmery surface of light and pattern catch our attention. This May Gouthro is the artist in residence at The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) with scheduled public lectures and workshops and time for private critiques. (Consult the WAG at 204-786-6641 for dates and times.) Gouthro’s work is on view at the WAG’s Art Rental and Sales Gallery all summer. Two of his paintings, Waiting and Waiting Outside, and smaller drawings are featured in a two-person exhibition at Winnipeg’s Site Gallery, 204-942-1618, June 1 to 28. (AK)

HORACE COX Athens on the Fraser – the Photos of H. G. Cox features photographs in the Pictorialist tradition taken in the Vancouver area and shown around the world in the 1920s and ‘30s. Prominent in his day, Horace Cox had three solo shows at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1932 to ‘38 and was included in photo exhibitions around the world. His work was comprised mostly of landscape images and riverside scenes but also included nudes and portraits. Cox wrote a book about ancient Greek culture in which he discussed how that culture’s ideals and mathematics influenced his photographic practice. The original manuscript of his book forms an integral part of this exhibition. Most people assumed Cox’s photos were lost until they were recovered from the basement of one of his heirs Horace G. Cox: Homeward Bound, by his great grand-daughter circa 1930s in 2001. As a result, Athens on the Fraser will be the first exhibition of his work in more than 50 years. It runs June 7 to August 3 at Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, 604-986-1351. (BC)

John Snow Family Group oil on canvas; 20" x 16"

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ROBERT LEMAY Citing the late art historian and critic, Sir Ernst Gombrich, Robert Lemay investigates the play of light and shadow in his exquisite oil paintings of still-lifes. But this interest in dramatic light is not exclusively aesthetic. For Lemay, light and drapery imbue the still-life with a spiritual significance Robert Lemay: White Irises and Lemons, 2003, oil on canvas, 40" x 30"

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similar to still-lifes of the Baroque era that were memento moris — reminders of the brevity of life. Lemay refers to his works as “residual altars of still-life” in which fabric is draped over the pedestal as a ceremonial vestment. Strong light falls across crisp, white drapery, starkly contrasting with the elegance of the fruit and flowers. The somber mood is further enhanced by the inclusion of an abstracted skull in several of his most recent works. Lemay’s work hangs in the Canadian Embassies in Beijing and Australia. His exhibition titled A Trace of Offerings opens May 24 at the Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, 780-488-4445. (SVS)

LINDA BROCK Linda Brock paints faces, not portraits. It is the mood of her subjects — not their likeness — that interests her. Born in Vegreville, Alberta, and now a resident of Pender Island in British Columbia, Brock finds the isolation helps her to reflect on her Prairie past. The people in her paintings are often memories from her personal life. Her simple life on the island allows Brock to “go back to other times and places with ease and grace.” A 1975 graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design, Brock

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went on to complete a Master of Fine Arts Linda Brock: from the University of Calgary. Staying Destiny, 2002, oil close to her Prairie roots, Brock has shown on canvas, on at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary as well canvas, as the Edmonton Art Gallery. Her solo 48" x 66" show entitled Awaiting Memories opens May 15 at the Avenue Gallery in Victoria, 250598-2184, and runs until May 31. Brock’s paintings can also be found at the Fran Willis Gallery in Victoria, 250-381-3422, and Kensington Art Gallery in Calgary, 403-228-2111. (SH) Artist Portraits was written by Galleries West correspondents Amy Karlinsky in Winnipeg; Shawn Van Sluys in Lethbridge; Shannon Heth and Beverly Cramp in Vancouver; Colleen MacPherson in Saskatoon; and Rod Chapman and Jennifer MacLeod in Calgary. CONDOLENCES Ed. Note: One of the portraits planned for this issue featured Saskatoon artist Nola Harrington who was represented by Collector’s Choice Art Gallery. Sadly, we learned in April that Ms. Harrington had died as the result of a car accident. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family, friends and colleagues.


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CALGARY, AB Artist-run Galleries STRIDE GALLERY 1004 Macleod Tr SE Calgary, AB T2G 2M7 T. 403-262-8507 F. 403-269-5220 stride2@telusplanet.net www.stride.ab.ca THE NEW GALLERY 516-D 9 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1L4 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 thenewgallery@nucleus.com www.thenewgallery.org Calgary’s oldest artist-run centre is committed to providing a forum for a wide spectrum of critical discourse and multi-disciplinary practices within the contemporary visual arts. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. TRUCK 815 1 St SW, lower level Calgary, AB T2P 1N3 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737 truck@netway.ab.ca www.truck.calgary.ab.ca

Commercial Galleries ART IS VITAL GALLERY 110 8 Ave SW, 2nd Flr Calgary, AB T2P 1B3 T. 403-262-1358 F. 403-262-3623 peterson@artisvital.com www.artisvital.com A progressive fine art gallery presenting Canadian painting, drawing, and sculpture embodying a high level of skill with a contemporary temper. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment.

Exhibitions Check current gallery exhibitions at www.gallerieswest.ca. Look under EXHIBITIONS on the home page.This free service is updated and maintained directly by the participating galleries. 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 ARTNEST GALLERY Glenmore Landing, 1600 90 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2V 5A8 T. 403-258-0555 F. 403-258-1863 artnest@telusplanet.net www.artnestgallery.com Promoting original artwork in different media by Canadian artists. Mon to Wed and Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat to 5:30 pm. ARTSPACE GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SE, Crossroads Market, 2nd level Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-269-4278 F. 403-291-0356 rob@artspace.ca www.artspace.ca Calgary’s largest commercial art gallery, featuring contemporary Canadian artists and special exhibitions in an exceptional art complex facility. Tues to Thur 11 am - 4 pm, Fri 11 am - 8 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment. COLLECTOR’S GALLERY 829 - 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 0A1 T. 403 245-8300 F. 403 245-8300 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 the Group of Seven. The Collectors Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. COTTAGE CRAFT 6503 Elbow Dr SW Calgary, AB T2V 1J7 T. 403-252-3797 F. 403-252-6002 info-order@cottage-craft.com www.cottage-craft.com Works by well-known Native artists and Canadian gifts. Also carries one of Canada’s largest selections of Inuit sculpture. Custom framing. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat to 5 pm. THE CROFT 2105 - 4 St SW Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403 245-1212 F. 403 214-1409 info@croftgallery.com www.croftgallery.com Showcases fine art and crafts by 150 regional artists and artisans. Works on exhibit include both decorative and functional pottery, glass, jewellery, turned wood, journals, wood sculpture and paintings. Mon to Wed and Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur, Fri to 8 pm, Sun to 5 pm.

CUBE GALLERY 1520 - 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 0C8 T. 403 209-2823 information@cubegallery.ca www.cubegallery.ca Calgary’s Cube Gallery deals in photography as the exclusive source in Canada for some of the most important photographers in the medium from the NY School of Photography; plus exciting and emerging local, national and international contemporary artists in all media from alumni of Alberta College of Art and Design. Tues to Sat 10 am 6 pm or by appointment. DALGLEISH GALLERY 2500 4 St SW Calgary, AB T2S 1X6 T. 403-802-1666 DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 314 - 4 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0H7 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 dpg@dianapaulgalleries.com www.dianapaulgalleries.com Specializing in high quality fine art small and large format works - in styles from super-realism to impressionism to semi-abstract. Featuring the work of emerging and well-established artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. FOSBROOKE FINE ARTS Penny Lane Mall, 513 - 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1G3 T. 403 294-1362 F. 403 234-8080 fosbrooke_arts@telusplanet.net www.fosbrookefinearts.com Specializing in contemporary original fine art in a wide variety of styles and media from established and emerging Canadian artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. FUSION ART AND DESIGN INC 208-1235 26 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 1B7 T. 403-235-0250 F. 403-265-0194 fusion_2@telus.net fusionartanddesign.com GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 - 5 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 866-425-5373 5thave@gainsboroughgalleries.com www.gainsboroughgalleries.com Extensive collection of fine art in a variety of styles by artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Lyon, Cameron, Min Ma, Desrosiers, Wood, Hedrick, Crump, Anderson, Simard, Zarb, Morris and Brandel. Calgary’s largest collection of bronzes including works by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Danyluk Summer 2003 Galleries West 39


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HERITAGE GALLERIES 245-9737 Macleod Tr S Calgary, AB T2J 0P6 T. 403-255-6233 F. 403-255-6233 heritagegalleries@telus.net Presenting the work of various Alberta artists, particularly from Southern Alberta, as well as a selection of artists from Ontario through to BC. Styles range from highly representational to impressionistic to mixed media collage in a wide variety of sizes. Limited edition prints from well-known North American artists such as Morrisey, Romance and Heighton. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur til 7 pm, Sat 10 am 5:30 pm.

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HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 200 - 724 11 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-710-3200 F. 403-663-1249 deborah@herringerkissgallery.com www.herringerkissgallery.com Specializes in Contemporary Canadian Fine Art. Featured artists include

Heather Aston, Jay Ashton, Tivadar Bote, Patrick Bulas, Steven Dixon, Nick Dobson, Marjan Eggermont, Jude Griebel, Catherine Hamel, Helen Keyes, Harry Kiyooka, Blair Marsden, Jeina Morosoff, Tamara Maggio, Maria Anna Parolin, Anetta Sidorowicz, William Steinberg, Akiko Taniguchi, Sherwin Tsang and Todd Towers. By appt or Sat noon - 5 pm. IMAGE 54 GALLERY 709 - 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403 265-5458 F. 403 265-8681 image54@telusplanet.net www.image54.com The only commercial art gallery in western Canada to specialize in contemporary fine art prints. Also presents emerging and mid-career Canadian painters and photographers. Offers custom framing and installation; consultation services on collection cataloguing, management and appraisals. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. JI & T’O PAPER AND CLAY ART GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SE - 2nd level Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-284-5872 songhee66@hotmail.com Located in the popular Crossroads Market, the gallery features Korean rice paper lamps and furnishings by JooWon Lee, and handcrafted functional porcelain pieces by Mindy Andrews and Song-Hee Han. Fri 4 pm - 8 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. KENSINGTON FINE ART GALLERY 817 - 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 0A1 T. 403 228-2111 F. 403 228-0640 kensington@nucleus.com www.kensingtonfineart.com Located in the heart of 17th Avenue’s popular shopping area, the gallery features original 21st century Canadian art - in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MARRO GALLERY & DESIGN 1224A - 9 Ave SE T. 403-255-7224 Handcrafted jewellery and custom designed furniture and accessories by Ron Burke. Acrylic monoprints by Carol Strate. Oil and acrylic landscapes by Brian Imeson. New works in stainless steel and rundle rock by Clint Ecklund and Ron Burke. Tues - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur to 9 pm, Sun noon to 4 pm. MASTER’S GALLERY 815c - 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 0A1 T. 403 245-2064 F. 403 244-1636 info@mastersgalleryltd.com www.mastersgalleryltd.com Celebrating 25 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MICAH GALLERY 110 - 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1B3 T. 403-245-1340 F. 403 245-1575 sales@micahgallery.com www.indianarts.ca Celebrating their 11th anniversary with selected works by local artists Ernie Whitford, wood carver; Tsimshian jeweller, Bill Helin; and original acrylics by Ernie Scoles, Calgary’s premier North American First Nations arts gallery specializes in jewellery, artifacts, original paintings and prints of traditional and contemporary


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PHOTOSPACE GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-289-5434 clorenz@telusplanet.net PLATINUM ART 315 8 Ave SW, 3rd Flr Bankers Hall Calgary, AB T2P 4K1 T. 403-862-0555 platinumart@shaw.ca www.platinumart.com The gallery offers a unique, bright, sunlit space featuring floor to ceiling windows. The perfect venue to showcase high quality local art talent — paintings, drawings and sculptures — at exceptional value. Conveniently located in downtown Calgary. Mon to Wed 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs and Fri 10 am - 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 311 6 Ave SW - Plus 15 Level Calgary, AB T2P 3H2 T. 403-290-1612 F. 403-290-1942 rowles@telusplanet.net www.rowles.ab.ca Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, scrimshaw on moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in corporate collections and gifts, the gallery offers consultation for special commissions, packaging and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. Mon to Fri 9 am 5 pm. Also in Edmonton. 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 20 years. Offers an excellent selection of outstanding paintings and sculptures in landscapes, florals, still life, and figurative in contemporary and traditional styles. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. TACTILE TEXTILE GALLERY 205-1235 26 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-663-0550 TRÈPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403 244-2066 F. 403 244-2094 tbg1@telusplanet.net 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. VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 222 Riverfront Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0A5 T. 403 263-4346 F. 403 262-9644 Dealer in major works by established Canadian contemporary artists. Operating in Calgary since 1980, the gallery displays solo and group exhibitions which change monthly and maintains a diverse inventory of original paintings, sculpture, hand-dyed silk, Summer 2003 Galleries West 41


S O U R C E S works on paper, and ceramics. Works are available by David Alexander, Jennifer Annesley, Ray Arnatt, Peter Deacon, Douglas Haynes, Leslie Poole, Terra McDonald, Rick Rivet and other important Canadian artists. WALLACE GALLERIES 500 - 5 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403 262-8050 F. 403 264-7112 colette@wallacegalleries.com www.wallacegalleries.com Specializes in Canadian contemporary original art. Features some of Canada’s leading artists including Ted Godwin, Kenneth Lochhead, Vivian Thierfelder, Alain Attar, LesThomas, Brian Atyeo and Jeff de Boer. Mon to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm. WEBSTER GALLERIES 812 - 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403 263-6500 F. 403 263-6501 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. WENDY ARTHUR GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SE - 2nd level Calgary, T2G 1R7 wendyarthur@shaw.ca Located on the eclectic second level above Crossroads Market. Features abstract expression paintings by Wendy Arthur. Fri 4 pm - 9 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm.

Cooperative Galleries CENTENNIAL GALLERY 133- 125 9 Ave SE T. 403 266-6783 williams.sharon@shaw.ca A unique, artist-run gallery offering excellent quality representational, impressionistic and abstract art work since 1975 — paintings in all media, hand-pulled prints, wall hangings, and functional and decorative pottery, all by local artists who work at the gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm (also on Mon from May to Oct). Adjacent to Calgary Tower, opposite Glenbow Museum. COSMOPOLITAN ART ON THE MOVE T. 403-272-1471 cookwk@telus.net www.cosmopolitanart.net POINT OF ART 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 A lively art society of 33 talented artists, producing an eclectic mix of works in various media: paintings, sculpture, textiles, glass, etc. Exhibitions in the gallery change every 3 weeks. Turn E from 8 St onto 11 Ave SE and follow low road. Open Thurs & Fri 1 pm - 4 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm, or by appointment. Major cards accepted.

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Public Galleries ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE GALLERY 1221 2 St SW Calgary, AB T2R 0W5 T. 403-245-5662 F. 403-244-3911 afcalg@telus.net www.telusplanet.net/public/afcalg Located in the heritage Memorial Park Building, the Alliance Française of Calgary offers a wide range of exhibitions in its new gallery. It promotes the visual arts and their multicultural aspects as an important expression of French civilization and also facilitates cultural activities offered in conjunction with French language classes. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 5:30 pm; Sat 9:30 am - 1 pm. ART GALLERY OF CALGARY 117 - 8 Ave SW 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 - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. To 10 pm every first Thursday of the month. DEVO ART GALLERY 317 7 Ave SW, 4th Flr TD Square Calgary, AB T. 268-1388 Located in Devonian Gardens — climate-controlled gardens with 138 varieties of greenery, flower-banked pathways, tree-decked plazas, waterfalls, fountains and sculptures. Monthly exhibits by local artists. Suitable for private functions. For the exhibits, call 403-268-2300 ext 9845. GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE 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 our own eclectic, international collections. Glenbow Museum and Shop open Mon to Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Adult $11; Sen $8.50; Stu $7; under 6 free; family $35. Thurs 5 - 9 pm $6, Fri 5 - 9 pm $3 through May 31. ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 - 14 Ave NW Calgary, T2N 4R3 T. 403 284-7633 F. 403 289-6682 www.acad.ab.ca MARION NICOLL GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7625 F. 403-289-6682 www.acad.ab.ca MUSEUM OF THE REGIMENTS GALLERIES 4520 crowchild Tr SW Calgary, AB T3E 1T8 T. 403-240-9723 F. 403-686-1280 cdunit@telus.net www.nucleus.com/~regiments/ home.html Experience the sites and sounds of Canada’s military history through five

permanent and one programmed gallery, from the time when the North West Mounted Police arrived in Alberta through a journey with the men and women of the Canadian Forces spanning the globe. Bookstore and Library. Mon to Thurs 9:30 am - 9 pm, Fri to Sun 9:30 am - 4 pm. Adm $5, Sen $3, Stu $2, military personnel no charge. THE GARRISON GALLERY Garrison Woods Sales Centre, off Crowchild Tr SW at Flanders Exit. T. 403-217-8340 The former Grand Dining Hall of the Officers Mess at CFB Currie has been transformed into a bright and spacious public art gallery with seasonal, themed exhibitions by selected local artists. Mon to Thur 2 pm - 8 pm, Fri to Sun noon - 5 pm. THE NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM University of Calgary, 434 Collegiate Bd NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403 220-7234 F. 403 282-4742 nickle@ucalgary.ca www.ucalgary.ca/~nickle A broadly focused public gallery that is an integral part of the University of Calgary. 18 to 24 exhibitions per year focus on contemporary western Canadian art and on numismatics, reflecting the museum’s two major collections. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thur to 9 pm, Sat 1 pm - 5 pm (May through Aug, Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm only). TRIANGLE GALLERY OF VISUAL ART 104-800 Macleod Tr SE Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403- 262-1737 F. 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, AB Commercial Galleries

COCHRANE, AB Commercial Galleries FERNTREE GALLERY & FRAMING Box 366, 2-505 1 St W Cochrane, AB T4C 1A6 T. 403- 932-7335 F. 403-932-4711 ferntre@telus.net 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 lostwax 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. 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 Canadian First Nations rare and original works, Inuit and aboriginal soapstone sculpture, plus Alberta landscape photographs, raku and functional pottery, metal work and coppersmithing and stained glass from local artisans. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.

DONALDA, AB Public Galleries DONALDA GALLERY FOR THE ARTS 5002 Main St Donalda, AB T0B 1H0 T. 403-883-2255 Donaldag@telusplanet.net www.donaldagallery.com A crossroads for art creators and art appreciators, the gallery is located in the historic Imperial Bank of Canada building with a commanding view of the Meeting Creek valley. Features a permanent exhibition of ceramics, water colours and oil paintings by native son, Luke Lindoe along with changing exhibitions by professional, emerging and beginning artists from the area. Just north of Stettler at Hwy 53. Open May through October.

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CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 candler@telusplanet.net www.candlerartgallery.com Fresh, vibrant and alive describe both the artwork and the experience when you visit this recently restored gallery. You will discover a diverse group of both emerging and established artists all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appointment call Audrey at 1-888-672-8401. Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm.

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Commercial Galleries

Commercial Galleries THE CORNER GALLERY PO Box 8110 705 Main St Canmore, AB T1W 2T8 T. 403-678-6090 Original works by Canadian artists — Elaine Fleming, Mike Svob, Tinyan, Min Ma and Vilem Zach. Paintings, pottery, bronze, soapstone, jade, photography and raku. Custom framing. Temporary location. Returning to Main St late fall 2002. Daily 11 am - 6 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/SNAP GALLERY 10137 104 St Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117 snap@snapartists.com www.snapartists.com

AGNES BUGERA GALLERY INC 12310 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-482-2854 F. 780-482-2591 info@agnesbugeragallery.com www.agnesbugeragallery.com In the art gallery business since 1975, Agnes Bugera is pleased to continue representing an excellent group of established and emerging Canadian artists. Spring and Fall solo exhibitions offer a rich variety of quality fine art including landscape, still life, figurative


Tel: (780) 488-3619

www.gallery-walk.com The Gallery Walk area is located just west of the downtown core in the 124th Street area. The Gallery Walk is committed to promoting Canadian art and artists within our community.

Electrum

DESIGN STUDIO & GALLERY

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

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

12310 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB Tel: (780) 482-2854 info@agnesbugeragallery.com www.agnesbugeragallery.com

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

10403-124 Street Edmonton, AB Tel: (780) 482-1204 info@bearclawgallery.com www.bearclawgallery.com

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

“Dance with the Waves” by Barbara Hartmann watercolour 7" x 9"

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

12308 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB Tel: (780) 488-4892 www.westendgalleryltd.com

Alan Bateman

Contemporary Canadian Art “Mountain” by Sean Caulfield

10411 - 124 Street, Edmonton, AB • Tel: (780) 488-3619 info@scottgallery.com • www.scottgallery.com

Tony Scherman “Apollo as a Young Man” Encaustic on Canvas 2003, 60" x 72"

Edmonton Vancouver Tel: (780) 488-4445 Tel: (604) 736-8900 dug@douglasudellgallery.com


ORIGINAL WORKS BY LOCAL ARTISTS

Art Beat Gallery “Artists Borealis Exhibition” June 5 - June 21, 2003 “Early Evening Rain” by Kari Duke 26 St. Anne Street St. Albert, AB T8N 1E9 T. 780-459-3679 F. 780-459-3677 artbeat@telusplanet.net

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Newly Renovated 5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2

1-888-672-8401 "Only Flowers Red Pitcher" Henry DeJager, w/c 20x28

www.candlerartgallery.com candler@telusplanet.net

ARTISTS: C. Barratt J. Brager C. Chang C. Coty H. De Jager K. Duke J. Kamikura S. Mitts J. Peters A. Pfannmuller A. Raszewski M. Steen etc…

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

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Donalda Gallery

located in the historic Imperial Bank of Canada building

REGULARLY CHANGING EXHIBITIONS Permanent exhibition Works by Luke Lindoe in a variety of media

5002 Main Street, Donalda, AB T0B 1H0 (Just north of Stettler at Hwy 53)

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and abstract paintings as well as sculpture. New works by gallery artists are featured throughout the year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment. ART BEAT GALLERY 26 St Anne St St Albert, AB T8N 1E9 T. 780-459-3679 F. 780-459-3677 artbeat@telusplanet.net www.artbeat.ab.ca Recently relocated, family-owned gallery specializing in original artwork by Western Canadian artists. The gallery exhibits paintings in all mediums, sculpture, pottery, and art glass. Home and corporate consultations arranged. Certified picture framer on staff. Art rentals and leasing available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 9 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun Noon - 4 pm. BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 info@bearclawgallery.com www.bearclawgallery.com Specializes in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Joane Cardinal Schubert, Jane Ash Poitras and David Morrisseau. A wide variety of paintings, jade and inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon 11 am - 5 pm, Tues to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm. CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave Edmonton, AB T. 780-439-8210 F. 780-435-0429 christl@christlbergstrom.com www.christlbergstrom.com This gallery and studio, in the Mill Creek area of Old Strathcona, features the work of Edmonton artist, Christl Bergstrom. In her current, ongoing show, “On Being Didactic (but not necessarily pedantic)”, Christl visits some of her favourite artists in history Motherwell, Matisse, Kandinsky, Pollack, Bacon, Richter... and interprets her paintings from an historical perspective. Mon to Fri 11 am - 5 pm DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 dug@douglasudellgallery.com www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading Contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the International playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as International. Edm: Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt. ELECTRUM DESIGN STUDIO & GALLERY 12419 Stony Plain Rd Edmonton, AB T5N 3N3 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 electrum@compusmart.ab.ca www.gallery-walk.com/electrum

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

FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K6 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-488-2952 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 Established in 1995 in a country setting just 15 minutes west of Edmonton, the gallery represents original fine art by Western Canadian artists such as Mary Masters, Beth Coulas and Earl Cummins. Also featured is pottery, raku work, porcelain and other one of a kind gift items for functional as well as decorative uses. Follow Stony Plain Road west 15 km past 170 Street. Mon to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. GIORDANO GALLERY Empire Building, 10080 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5J 1V9 T. 780-429-5066 F. 780-421-9805 fgiordanog@yahoo.ca www.giordanogallery.com Celebrating ten years on the art scene, featuring well-known contemporary Canadian artists such as Barbara Ballachey, Anne Billy, David Bolduc, Sylvie Bouchard, James Clare, Tony Calzetta, Adele Duck, Scott Gregory, Debra Lalonde, Mark Lang, D. Helen Mackie, Ruby J. Mah, Phill Mann, Marcia Perkins, Lupe Rodrigues, Garth Rankin, Akiko Taniguchi and, new to the gallery, Alex Cameron. Art pieces are appropriate for the novice as well as the seasoned art collector. Wed 11 am 4 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm and by appointment. LANDO FINE ART T. 780-940-1143 F. 789-457-9222 brent@landofineart.com www.landofineart.com Established in 1990 by Brent J Luebke, a private art dealer specializing in 19th Century through to modern Canadian, western European and American fine art. Mr. Luebke offers expert advice to individual, corporate and institutional clients. His services include art acquisition and divestment, art leasing, appraisals, collection management and custom framing. Complete catalogue on website. By appointment only. NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY EDMONTON 2113 West Edmonton Mall, 8770 170 St Edmonton, AB T5T 3J7 T. 780-444-1995 F. 780-481-0530 Canada's leading retailer of Inuit and Dene art from the Arctic. Specializing in soapstone carvings, tapestries, original prints, jewellery, beaded slippers and glassworks. Located on the Upper Level, Phase 1, West Edmonton Mall. Mon to Fri 10 am - 9 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 10130 103 St, Mezz Level Edmonton, AB T5T 3J7 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 rowles@telusplanet.net www.rowles.ab.ca Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, scrimshaw on moose


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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. Also in Calgary. 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. VANDERLEELIE GALLERY 10183 112 St Edmonton, AB T5K 1M1 T. 780-452-0286 F. 780-451-1615 vag@vanderleelie.ab.ca www.vanderleelie.ab.ca WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 info@westendgalleryltd.com www.westendgalleryltd.com Established in 1975, this fine art gallery is known for representing leading artists from across Canada — paintings, sculpture and glass art in traditional and contemporary styles. Exhibitions via e-mail available by request. Tue to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Victoria Open daily.

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Public Galleries EDMONTON ART GALLERY 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 info@edmontonartgallery.com www.edmontonartgallery.com Founded in 1924, The Edmonton Art Gallery is the only museum in Alberta devoted strictly to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. In conjunction with a full and varied exhibition schedule, the Gallery provides lectures, talks and seminars on art and art-related issues. Tues, Wed, Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thurs 10:30 am - 8 pm, Sat, Sun 11 am - 5 pm, closed holidays. FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 bbrennan@ualberta.ca www.ualberta.ca/ARTDESIGN/html/fab/index.html MULTICULTURAL PUBLIC ART GALLERY PO Box 2188 5411 51 St Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7 T. 780-963-2777 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

PROFILES PUBLIC ART GALLERY, ARTS & HERITAGE FOUNDATION 19 Perron St St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9349 profiles@icrossroads.com Located in the historic Banque d’Hochelaga in St. Albert, the gallery features contemporary art, usually by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sculpture, 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, Thur till 8 pm. PROVINCIAL MUSEUM OF ALBERTA 12845 102 Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 T. 780-453-9100 THE WORKS GALLERY AT COMMERCE PLACE 10150 Jasper Ave, Main Floor, Commerce Place Edmonton, AB T5J 1W4 T. 780-426-2122 F. 780-426-4673 theworks@telusplanet.net www.theworks.ab.ca 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.

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

Public Galleries KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB Public Galleries PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 10209 99 St Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2H3 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 pag@telusplanet.net www.prairiegallery.com Summer 2003 Galleries West 45


S O U R C E S Located in the restored Central Park School building, a Provincial Historical Resource, the Gallery celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2000 as the only major public art gallery in north-western Alberta. Maintains a rigorous exhibition schedule and is a regular contributor to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. Closed statutory holidays.

JASPER, AB Commercial Galleries THE GALLERY AT JASPER PARK LODGE Box 1651 Beauvert Promenade Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 jaspero@telusplanet.net www.jasperoriginals.com Sophisticated contemporary art — abstract impressionism to magic realism. Museum quality sculpture, stone, clay and bronze. The gallery continues to feature the paintings of Canadian icon Doris McCarthy, as well as 20 leading western Canadian painters. New works can be viewed on web site. Daily 8 am 10 pm.

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

LETHBRIDGE, AB

UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART GALLERY W600, Centre for the Arts, 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 T. 403-329-2666

Commercial Galleries FRAMING AND ART CENTRE 579 3 ST SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H2 T. 403-527-2600 F. 403-529-9109 bdynes@memlane.com

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 MEDICINE HAT MUSEUM & ART GALLERY 1302 Bomford Cres SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5E6 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 mhmag@city.medicine-hat.ab.ca A wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are frequently accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Admission is free. Located adjacent to TransCanada Highway (south side), exit at the Husky Station. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm. Sat, Sun and holidays 1 pm - 5 pm.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, AB Commercial Galleries THE CURIOUS BIRD Box 136 Mountain View, AB T0K 1N0 T. 403-653-1726

RED DEER, AB

ROUND STREET GALLERY 122 5 St S Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-317-3137 F. 403-317-3137

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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 SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 avonkeman@saag.ca www.saag.ca One of Canada’s most respected public galleries, SAAG fosters the work of contemporary visual artists. May-Jun: “Art’s Alive & Well in the Schools”; “Used Vehicles”: Peter Flemming, Brian McKenna, Robyn Moody, Don Simmons; “Lines Painted in Early Spring”: Gerald Ferguson, Ben Reeves, Carmen Ruschiensky, Francine Savard; Shari Hatt: “Dogs.” Tues to Sat 10 am 5 pm, Sun 1- 5 pm. TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St - Upstairs Lethbridge, AB T1J 0S9 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 mail@savillarchitecture.com 46 Galleries West Summer 2003

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BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES

RED DEER & DISTRICT MUSEUM 4525 47a Ave Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 www.museum.red-deer.ab.ca

WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK, AB Commercial Galleries GUST GALLERY 112A Waterton Ave Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535 gustgal@telusplanet.net WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 85, 305 Windflower Ave Waterton Lakes National Park, AB TOK 2MO T. 403 859-2274 fineart@willockandsaxgallery.com www.willockandsaxgallery.com For exhibition information, look under EXHIBITIONS on www.gallerieswest.ca. This free service is updated and maintained directly by the participating galleries. For more information, send your request by email to freelistings@gallerieswest.ca

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

KAMLOOPS, BC Commercial Galleries HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 101-125 4th Ave Kamloops, BC V2L 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 hamptongallery@telus.net www.hamptongalleries.com

PRINCE GEORGE, BC Public Galleries 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

SALMON ARM, BC Commercial Galleries TEYJAH’S ART DEN 825 Lakeshore Dr SW Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4 T. 250-833-0907 F. 250-833-0907 teyjah@sunwave.net Combines a working artist studio where you can watch the artist create masterpieces on-site; a workshop area where various acrylic techniques are taught; and a fine art gallery offering original paintings and giclee reproductions in unique and varied styles. Lectures on acrylic products and demonstrations on acrylic techniques can be booked. Open daily.

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KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-828-3543 F. 250-828-0662 kamloopsartgallery@kag.bc.ca www.galleries.bc.ca/kamloops

PENINSULA GALLERY Landmark Bldg. #100 - 2506 Beacon Ave 2506 Beacon Ave Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 Toll Free: 877-787-1896 pengal@pengal.com www.pengal.com

KELOWNA, BC Artist-run Galleries

VANCOUVER, BC

ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PO Box 5090 Stn A 421 Cawston Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 8T9 T. 250-868-2298 F. 250-868-2896 alternator@telus.net www.alternatorgallery.com

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Public Galleries 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.

LADYSMITH, BC Commercial Galleries BARTON LEIER GALLERY 3140 Decourcey Road Ladysmith, BC V9G 1E2 T. 250-722-7140 bartonleiergallery@shaw.ca

PENTICTON, BC Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF THE SOUTH OKANAGAN 199 Front St Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 agso@vip.net www.galleries.bc.ca/agso

ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 206 Carrall Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 T. 604-689-2907 F. 604-689-2907 vaarc@lynx.net access.rubyarts.org ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912 artspeak@direct.ca www.artspeak.bc.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 882 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5 T. 604-681-6740 F. 604-688-2826 pittg@telus.net www.eciad.bc.ca/~pittg OR GALLERY 103-480 Smithe St Vancouver, BC V6B 5E4 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302 or@orgallery.org www.orgallery.org WESTERN FRONT GALLERY 303 E 8th Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1 T. 604-876-9343 F. 604-876-4099 exhibitions@front.bc.ca www.front.bc.ca


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Commercial Galleries AARON ROSS GALLERY 204-1540 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-876-7705 F. 604-876-1196 jeff@artisanfineart.com www.artisanfineart.com ART BEATUS M1-888 Nelson St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H1 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 info@artbeatus.com www.artbeatus.com ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427 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 ATELIER GALLERY 2421 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-732-3021 ateliergallery@telus.net www.ateliergallery.ca B.C. PAINTING GALLERY 2423 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-733-8185 jessicawu588@hotmail.com

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BALLARD LEDERER GALLERY 1540 W 2nd Ave, The Waterfall Building Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 gallery@BallardLedererGallery.com www.ballardlederergallery.com BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 info@bau-xi.com www.bau-xi.com BAU-XI (boe she) means “great gift.” Opened in 1965, it is the oldest contemporary gallery in Vancouver. A second location in Toronto in 1976 established Bau-Xi as a national gallery representing about 50 artists, from established senior artists to emerging talent. Pivotal artists, who form part of Canadian art history, represented by the gallery include Jack Shadbolt, Maxwell Bates, Joseph Plaskett, Alistair Bell, Ted Godwin, and Don Jarvis. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

CASCATA GALLERY 1536 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-730-9117 CATRIONA JEFFRIES GALLERY 3149 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3K1 T. 604-736-1554 F. 604-736-1054 cat_jeffries_gallery@telus.net CENTRE A,VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 849 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W2 T. 604-683-8326 F. 604-683-8632 centrea@centrea.org www.centrea.org CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710 cag@axionet.com www.contemporaryartgallery.ca

BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Dr West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 mary@bucklandsoutherst.com www.bucklandsoutherst.com

DIANE FARRIS GALLERY 1590 W 7th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-737-2629 F. 604-737-2675 diane@dianefarrisgallery.com www.dianefarrisgallery.com

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

DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY 2335 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293 drg@axionet.com www.douglasreynoldsgallery.com

DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1558 West 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 dug@douglasudellgallery.com www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading Contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the International playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as International. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2239 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611 info@cristallgallery.com www.cristallgallery.com EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464 equinoxgallery@telus.net 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 Summer 2003 Galleries West 47


S O U R C E S throughout the year. Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm (mid-May - Aug), 10 am - 4 pm (Sep - mid May). GALA GALLERY 67 Lonsdale Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 2E5 T. 604-985-1059 galagallery@telus.net www.galagallery.ca GRAHAM SAYELL GALLERY 2416 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G6 T. 604-738-3521 F. 604-738-3521 ggsayell@grahamsayellgallery.com www.grahamsayellgallery.com HARRISON GALLERIES 2932 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-732-5217 F. 604-732-0911 info@harrisongalleries.com www.harrisongalleries.com Family owned and operated with over 35 years’ experience in the art community, representing the art of renowned regional and internationally recognized artists. They carry an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary paintings among their three locations in Vancouver and Calgary. Mon to Sat 10 am -6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. 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 IMAGES FOR A CANADIAN HERITAGE 164 Water St Vancouver, BC V6B 1B2 T. 604-685-7046 F. 604-682-1910 Toll Free: 877-212-8900 arnold@imagesforcanada.com www.imagesforcanada.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. ITT.EN STUDIO GALLERY 1538 W 8th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 4R8 T. 604-733-7067 info@itten.ca www.itten.ca JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY 3060 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J8 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964 info@kostuikgallery.com www.kostuikgallery.com 48 Galleries West Summer 2003

KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444 kurbatoffart@estart.com www.kurbatoffart.com LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 info@lattimergallery.com www.lattimergallery.com LINDALANDO FINE ART 2034 W 41 Ave Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y8 T. 604-266-6010 F. 604-266-6010 info@lindalandofineart.com www.lindalandofineart.com LindaLando Fine Art specializes in Canadian Historical paintings as well as representing many fine artists, both local and Canada wide. Quality historical works such as paintings by the Group of Seven, Canadian Group of Painters and many of Canada's early impressionists can often be found there. Clients are invited to take their time looking at Canadian Art books and paintings and to enjoy the visual, cultural education offered. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1827 F. 604-688-1851 mpsprint@intergate.bc.ca www.malaspinaprintmakers.com MARION SCOTT GALLERY 481 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 2X6 T. 604-685-1934 F. 604-685-1890 art@marionscottgallery.com www.marionscottgallery.com MONTE CLARK GALLERY 2339 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-730-5000 F. 604-730-5050 info@monteclarkgallery.com www.monteclarkgallery.com ONEPOINTSIX GALLERY 878 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5 T. 604-684-0478 F. 604-684-0488 inquire@onepointsix.com www.onepointsix.com 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 PetleyJones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture, and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. RENDEZ-VOUS ART GALLERY 671 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 2E5 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466 info@rendezvousartgallery.com www.rendezvousartgallery.com

SIMON PATRICH GALLERIES 2329 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-733-2662 F. 604-733-2282 info@simonpatrich.com www.simonpatrich.com Established in 1965, the gallery represents Canadian and international artists including internationally recognized figures as well as promising young artists. Their extensive collection includes paintings, sculpture, photographs and original prints. Corporate and residential consulting, appraisal, conservation framing and world-wide shipping. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm Sun noon - 5 pm or by appointment. SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 8 Water St Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116 info@spiritwrestler.com www.spiritwrestler.com SPIRITS OF THE NORTH 2327 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-733-8516 F. 604-733-2282 gpatrich@spiritsofthenorth.com www.spiritsofthenorth.com STATE GALLERY Upper Floor, 1564 W 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-632-0198 F. 604-632-0151 info@state-gallery.com www.state-gallery.com Contemporary art gallery featuring local and international emerging and mid career artists. Regular exhibitions showcase abstract painting and conceptual photography as well as an active inventory of works on paper in the ‘State files’. Artists include Shelley Adler, Ana Black, Scott Conarroe, Alan Hoffman, Mark Mullin, Jeremy Stanbridge, Robin Stanbridge, Aaron Plant and Brian G White. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment. TENSHO GALLERY LTD 2243 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-738-8976 F. 604-738-8719 fine.art@tenshogallery.com www.tenshogallery.com THE IRONWORKS 235 Alexander St Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-681-5033 F. 604-681-5033 irnwrks@attcanada.ca www.theironworks.ca THE WATERFALL GALLERY 1540 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-742-0845 gallery@artsinbc.com artsinbc.com THIRD AVENUE GALLERY 1725 W 3rd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-738-3500 F. 604-738-0204 info@tag.bc.ca www.tag.bc.ca TRACEY LAWRENCE GALLERY 105-1529 W 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1 T. 604-730-2875 F. 604-730-2834 info@traceylawrencegallery.com www.traceylawrencegallery.com UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 800-730-8825

uno@langmann.com www.langmann.com WINSOR GALLERY 667 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 2E5 T. 640-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878 jennifer@winsorgallery.com www.winsorgallery.com Specializing in South-East Asian and Canadian contemporary art by both emerging and established artists in a diverse and constantly evolving collection. The gallery was created followed repeated trips to South-East Asia, Vietnam in particular. Artists represented include: Vu Dinh Son, Peter Dittmar, David Bizzo, Veronika Plewman, Sang-guen Cho and Dianne Ostoich. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

Cooperative Galleries STUDIO BLUE 202-1540 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-725-9612 info@studioblue.ca www.studioblue.ca

Public Galleries ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 sabrina.yan@ubc.ca www.interchange.ub.ca/ubcintl 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 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 MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 jenwebb@interchange.ubc.ca www.moa.ubc.ca PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 T. 604-986-1351 F. 604-986-5380 presentationhousegall@telus.net www.presentationhousegall.com 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 located in a magnificent heritage building - a focal point of downtown Vancouver. Presenting a full range of groundbreaking contemporary artists and major historical masters, it is


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VICTORIA, BC Artist-run Galleries 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.

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

GALLERY ON HERALD 545 Herald St Victoria, BC V8W 1S5 T. 250-480-7180 suzannemir@mac.com www.galleryonherald.com An intimate gallery located in the heart of Victoria’s Design District. The mandate is to exhibit works by artists who use traditional supports and surfaces in an interesting and challenging manner. Often the selected works are on the edge of normative creative practices, thus recognizing that good art must be innovative if it is to be sustainable. Wed to Sat 1 pm - 5 pm. HILL’S NATIVE ART 1008 Government Street Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 T. 250-385-3911 F. 250-385-5371 Toll Free: 866-685-5422 info@hillsnativeart.com www.hillsnativeart.com MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 STARFISH GLASSWORKS 630 Yates St Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-388-7827 F. 250-388-7828 starfish@starfishglass.bc.ca www.starfishglass.bc.ca STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY 752 Douglas St Victoria, BC V8W 3M6 T. 250-384-3912 F. 250-384-3938 Toll Free: 866-384-3912 info@stephenloweartgallery.com www.stephenloweartgallery.com Summer 2003 Galleries West 49


S O U R C E S 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 Livesay, Dorothy McKay, Bill McKibben, Ernst Marza, Hal Molstad, Ron Parker, Natasha Perks. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm. THE LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY 101-60 Bastion Square Victoria, BC V8W 1J2 T. 250-381-2781 lighthousegalery@aol.com WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 info@westendgalleryltd.com www.westendgalleryltd.com Established in Edmonton in 1975, Dan and Lana Hudon opened a second Gallery located in the heart of downtown Victoria in 1994. Visitors are encouraged to explore and select from a wide range of styles and prices, from emerging to established artists and to purchase with confidence. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun/Holidays noon - 4 pm. WINCHESTER GALLERIES 1545 Fort St (moving to new location in Oak Bay Village); also at 1010 Broad St. Victoria, BC V8S 1Z7 T. 250-595-2777 F. 250-595-2310 art@winchestergalleriesltd.com www.winchestergalleriesltd.com

Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 T. 250-384-4101 F. 250-361-3995 aggv@aggv.bc.ca aggv.bc.ca Home to BC’s largest public art collection, including one of Canada’s leading Asian collections, the Gallery features exhibitions ranging from Asian, historical, Canadian and contemporary art and a permanent exhibition of paintings and writings by BC’s premiere artist, Emily Carr. Special admission from June 14 until September 14 for “The Group of Seven in Western Canada” exhibition $12/$10/$2. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thur 10 am - 9 pm, Sun & Holidays 1 pm - 5 pm.

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MANITOBA GALLERIES BRANDON, MB Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF SOUTHWESTERN MANITOBA 710 Rosser Ave, Suite 2 Brandon, MB R7A 0K9 T. 204-727-1036 F. 204-726-8139 curator.agsm@mts.net www.agsm.ca

WINNIPEG, MB 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@mts.net www.graffitigallery.ca PLATFORM GALLERY (formerly the Floating Gallery)

2nd Floor, Artspace, 100 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-942-8183 F. 204-942-1555 info@floating.org www.floating.org Artist-run centre devoted exclusively to the exhibition and study of photo-based art. Founded in 1981 as the Winnipeg Photographers Group, the gallery continues to recognize the tradition of the medium while encouraging innovation and the re-evaluation of contemporary photographic standards and practices. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.

Commercial Galleries BAYAT INUIT GALLERY 163 Stafford St Winnipeg, MB R3M 2W9 T. 204-475-5873 F. 204-284-1481 Toll Free: 888-884-6948 bayat@inuitgallery.com www.inuitgallery.com Large gallery featuring more than 1500 sculptures from all areas of Canada’s Arctic regions. Hosts works by such renowned artists as Nuna Parr, Kiawak Ashoona and George Arlook. Museum quality pieces. Buy and sell collections. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 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. MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 bill@mayberryfineart.com www.mayberryfineart.com This gallery in the heart of the historic Exchange District represents a select group of gifted professional artists including Joe Fafard, David Blackwood, Ken Danby and Robert Genn. They also specialize in historic 19th and 20th Century Canadian works of collectible interest. Regular exhibitions feature rare and important early Canadian art as well as shows spotlighting gallery artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY WINNIPEG 393 Portage Ave, Portage Place, 2nd Floor Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 T. 204-942-5501 F. 204-942-5502 NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 220 Osborne St Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Z3 T. 204-478-7223 F. 204-475-7539 richard@nunavutgallery.com www.nunavutgallery.com SITE GALLERY 55 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H1 T. 204-942-1618 F. 204-943-7980 site@mts.net www.sitegallery.ca Six thousand square feet of outstanding contemporary art. SITE features 32 Manitoba artists in 4 group exhibitions annually. In Gallery One offers 12 oneperson shows each year, and the Small Works Gallery features fine craft items at modest prices. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. THE LION AND THE ROSE GALLERY 875 Corydon Ave Winnipeg, MB R3M 0W7 T. 204-452-5350 wendypeg@shaw.ca

BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 1740 Wellington Ave Winnipeg, MB R3H 0E8 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.

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

CRAFTSPACE 237 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S4 T. 204-487-6114 F. 204-487-6115 info@craftspace.org www.craftspace.org

URBAN SHAMAN 233 McDermot Winnipeg, MB R3B 2W8 T. 204-942-2674 F. 204-944-9577 ushaman@escape.ca www.urbanshaman.org/

WAH-SA GALLERY 302 Fort St Winnipeg, MB R3C 1E5 T. 204-942-5121 F. 204-888-3140 wahsa@escape.ca www.wahsa.mb.ca WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermott Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 sasaki@mb.sympatico.ca

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

Public Galleries 1GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134 www.uwinnipeg.ca/web/media/ artgallery.shtml 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 www.umanitoba.ca/schools/art/ content/galleryoneoneone/info1 11.html LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manito bain, 340 Provencher Boulevard St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 artsvisuels@ccfm.mb.ca LA MAISON DES ARTISTES 219 boul. Provencher St Boniface, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-8360 maisondesartistes@hotmail.com www.tourismeriel.com/fr/STB CityHall/site.html MAIN/ACCESS GALLERY 121-100 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-956-2089 F. 204-942-1555 MARTHA STREET STUDIO 11 Martha St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2 T. 204-779-6253 F. 204-944-1804 printmakers@mts.net www.room535.org/mpa/gallery. html Located adjacent to the Manitoba Museum, the home of the Manitoba Printmakers Association is both a production space and a gallery featuring limited edition graphics by artists from Manitoba and Canada. 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 rdirk@mennonitechurch.ca www.mennonitechurch.ca/ programs/gallery


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PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 286 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663 info@plugin.org www.plugin.org Manitoba’s premiere contemporary art gallery and the first ICA in Canada. Since 1972, Plug In has exhibited the very best local and international art work in all media. Renowned globally for its prizewinning representation of Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001). Also an important publisher of art editions. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Thur til 9 pm during summer. ST NORBERT ARTS CENTRE 100 rue des Ruines du Monastere St Norbert, MB R3V 1L6 T. 204-269-0564 F. 204-261-1927 snac@snac.mb.ca www.snac.mb.ca 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 55 Pavilion Cres Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 T. 204-888-5466 F. 204-889-8136 garyessar@mts.net UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6

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SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES ESTEVAN, SK Public Galleries ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 eagm.estevan@sasktel.net www.cap.estevan.sk.ca/eagm

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YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1 T. 306-693-7600 F. 306-693-7602 ymooregallery@netscape.net www.yvettemoore.com Showcasing her own art and that of others in a grand and elegant designated heritage building — originally a provincial land titles office — in the Regency style. Features Prairie and Canadian fine art and craft including painting, pottery, blown glass, stone, clay and metal sculpture and wood furniture. Corner Fairford and 1 Ave N. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun (May to Dec only) 1 pm - 4 pm.

NEUTRAL GROUND 203-1856 Scarth St Regina, SK S4P 2G3 T. 306-522-7166 F. 306-522-5075 anna@neutralground.sk.ca www.neutralground.sk.ca Offers a continuous program of intense, thought-provoking and activated art events curated by artist directors in the context of leading edge visual and media art since 1984. Neutral Ground and the Soil Digital Media Suite support artistic creation, collaboration and research in all media and contribute to the professional practice of Saskatchewan contemporary artists and researchers. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

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Public Galleries

ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2429 11 Ave Regina, SK S4P 0K4 T. 306-522-0997 F. 306-522-5624 mail@assiniboia.com www.assiniboia.com 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.

THE LITTLE GALLERY Prince Albert Art Centre, 1010 Central Ave Prince Albert, SK S6V 4V5 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-953-4814 www.citylightsnews.com/galler 02.htm

MCINTYRE GALLERY 2347 McIntyre St Regina, SK S4P 2S3 T. 306-757-4323 mcintyre.gallery@sk.sympatico.ca www.mcintyregallery.com

Public Galleries MOOSE JAW MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Crescent Park, 461 Langdon Crescent Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0X6 T. 306-692-4471 F. 306-694-8016 mjamchin@sk.sympatico.ca www.mjmag.ca

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S O U R C E S 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, d r a w i n g s , original prints, fabric art and furniture. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

Represents primarily Saskatoon and Saskatchewan artists who create abstract and representational art. Also maintains a small collection of Inuit sculpture and estate art by various artists. Individual and group exhibitions are held throughout the year. Tues to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm.

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

DARRELL BELL GALLERY 317-220 3 Ave S Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1 T. 306-955-5701 darrellbellgallery@sk.sympatico.ca www.darrellbellgallery.com Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art with an emphasis on professional Saskatchewan artists, including David Alexander, Darrell Bell, Lee Brady, Megan Courtney Broner, Inger deCoursey, Kaija Sanelma Harris, Hans Herold, Ian Rawlinson and various Inuit artists. Media include painting, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass and ceramics. Rotating solo and group shows year-round. Tues to Sat noon - 4 pm or by appointment.

Art Central, located

Public Galleries

in the Cultural Arts

DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311 Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-569-9279 F. 306-352-2453 dunlop@rpl.regina.sk.ca www.dunlopartgallery.org

District of downtown Calgary, at Centre Street and 7th Avenue, is currently under renovation to house galleries and studios. Art Central – the place

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where art intersects with the community.

Leasing inquiries 508 2168 www.artcentral.ca

MACKENZIE ART GALLERY T C Douglas Building, 3475 Albert St Regina, SK S4S 6X6 T. 306-584-4250 F. 306-569-8191 mackenzie@uregina.ca www.mackenzieartgallery.sk.ca Excellent collection of art from historical to contemporary works by Canadian, American and international artists. Major touring exhibits. Gallery Shop, 175-seat Theatre, Learning Centre and Resource Centre. Corner of Albert St and 23rd Ave, SW corner of Wascana Centre. Open daily 10 am 5:30 pm, Thur and Fri until 10 pm. ROSEMONT ART GALLERY Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St Regina, SK S4T 3N9 T. 306-522-5940 F. 306-522-5944 info@rosemontartgallery.ca www.rosemontartgallery.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.

SASKATOON, SK Artist-run Galleries A.K.A. GALLERY 12 23 St E Saskatoon, SK S7K 0H5 T. 306-652-0044 F. 306-652-9924 aka@sk.sympatico.ca www.akagallery.org

625D 1st Avenue North Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1X7 T. (306) 665-8300 F. (306) 664-4094 murray@collectorschoice.ca “Thinking in the Abstract” featuring Marcia Frid, Caroline James, Kris Kershaw, Subbarao Padmanabh APRIL 12 TO MAY 3, 2003

“Cityscapes - Impressions of Urban Life” by gallery artists MAY 17 TO JUNE 7, 2003

“Summer Sights” featuring various gallery artists throughout the summer JUNE 21 - SEPTEMBER 12, 2003

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PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 12 23 St E 2nd Flr Saskatoon, SK S7K 0H5 T. 306-244-8018 F. 306-665-6568 videoverite@sk.sympatico.ca www.videoverite.org

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 COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 murray@collectorschoice.ca

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 8:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

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

SWIFT CURRENT, SK Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT 411 Herbert St E Swift Current, SK S9H 1M5 T. 306-778-2736 F. 306-773-8769 k.houghtaling@city.swift-current.sk.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.


DIRECTORY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

ART AUCTIONS

ARTIST RETREATS/WORKSHOPS

ART SUPPLIES

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.

EMMA LAKE KENDERDINE CAMPUS University of Saskatchewan, c/o Kate Hobin, Director, Room 133, Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8 T. 306-966-2463 or 966-8675 F. 306-966-5567 emma.lake@usask.ca www.emmalake.usask.ca Be inspired at this retreat and conference centre situated in the boreal forest on picturesque Emma lake 50 km north of Prince Albert. The campus offers summer arts residencies and workshops for professionals and learners such as: The Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop July 25-August 8 with guest artist Clay Ellis and guest critic Karen Wilkin; Residency Programs with guest artists-in-residence Grant McConnell painter (June), Sharon Butala - author (August/September) and Louise Cook - painter(August/September); and formal instruction in painting, printmaking, photography, collage, fabric art, body casting and more.

ARTISTS EMPORIUM 1610 St James St Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2 T. 204-772-2421 F. 204-786-4700 Toll Free: 800-665-0322 artists@artistsemporium.net www.artistsemporium.net A Canadian based company supplying highest quality products since 1977 with over 100,000 items offered in a 12,000 square feet retail space. The fun-friendly atmosphere extends from the free Saturday morning art classes, through the extensive art library and spinning the roulette wheel at their annual Artists Open House. They are committed to maintaining a high level of inventory at competitive prices while continually expanding product lines. Mon to Thur 9 am - 6 pm, Fri til 9 pm, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

LANDO ART AUCTIONS Edmonton, AB T. 780-940-1143 F. 780-457-9222 auctions@landogroup.com www.landoartauctions.com Provides quality fine art combined with personalized customer service and professional expertise. They hold two catalogued auctions a year of Canadian and International fine art. Individual and corporate consignments are always welcome. Appraisals for insurance, donation, estate settlement, family division and other purposes. Call or email for a confidential appointment.

ART GALLERY SOFTWARE GALLERYSOFT INC 10 Oak Ridge Drive Georgetown, ON L7G 5G6 T. 905-877-8713 F. 905-877-4811 info@gallerysoft.com www.gallerysoft.com Software specifically designed for Art Gallery Management. With GallerySoft, information only needs to be entered once. Accounting, Artist Biographies, Commission Statements, Contact Lists, Images, Inventory Reports, Labels, Transactions. With web link capabilities, you can update your website directly from GallerySoft! Free 30-day demo available at www.gallerysoft.com.

ART PRESERVATION CANADIAN CONSERVATION INSTITUTE 1030 Innes Rd Ottawa, ON K1A 0M5 T. 613-998-3721 F. 613-998-4721 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.

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. 403-931-3152 F. 403-931-3673 lcf@sharecom.ca Situated on 80 acres of rolling foothills 15 minutes southwest of Calgary, the former home of landscape painter A.C. Leighton represents 50 years in Canadian landscape painting. Changing exhibitions and workshops on painting techniques for various skill levels from beginners to accomplished artists. Located south on Macleod Tr to Spruce Meadows Tr west to 37 St (Hwy 773) and south (then west and south) to 266 Ave W (bottom of big hill, west and south on winding road) to Leighton Centre. Museum entrance 50 yds south of Centre. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

ART SCHOOL ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7678 F. 403-284-7644 Toll Free: 800-251-8290 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.

INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 1006 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 F. 403-265-8962 inglart@telusplanet.net www.inglewoodart.com Quality art supplies at competitive prices. Attentive service. Excellent selection and prices on canvas. Everyday sale on watercolour paper. Carry Stevenson oils and acrylics, Golden paints, M. Graham oils, Liquitex, Winsor & Newton watercolours and oils, drawing supplies, easels and more. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 132 10 St NW Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 403-283-2288 F. 403-283-2288 kasltd@telusplanet.net Fine art supplies featuring Winsor & Newton, Golden, Liquitex, Maimeri and other quality products, as well as friendly, knowledgeable advice. Books, magazines, and art class information. Custom canvas service — all sizes and types of canvas, including linen. Senior, student and professional discounts. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.. OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES 1360 Johnston St, Granville Island Vancouver, BC Toll Free: 800-663-6953 sales@opusframing.com www.opusframing.com Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource for art materials and information. Monthly visual arts newsletter and free ‘how to’ handouts, available in-store or on-line. Extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies — or just drop by for some creative inspiration. Other locations at 120 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver; 20484 Fraser Highway, Langley; 512 Herald Street, Victoria; 1357 Ellis Street, Kelowna; plus national mail order service.

To advertise in the DIRECTORY, please call 403-234-7097 or 1-866-697-2002. SWINTON’S ART SUPPLIES 7160 Fisher St SE Calgary, AB T2H 0W5 T. 403 258-3500 swintond@telus.net www.swintonsartsupply.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.

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

CONDOMINIUM INTRACORP DEVELOPMENTS 1548 West 8th Ave Vancouver, BC T. 604-340-7245 cmarcyniuk@intracorp.ca www.pintura.ca Vancouver - Located in the distinctive South Granville gallery neighbourhood, surrounded by the best of Vancouver’s ìone-of-a-kindî stores and designers, Pintura presents a limited edition of only 49 apartment residences and 10 very special townhomes; a unique and time-sensitive opportunity. Presentation Center and Display Home.

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

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

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LASTING IMPRESSION

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Galleries West Summer 2003  

Vol 2 No 2 Your link to the visual arts in Western Canada

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Vol 2 No 2 Your link to the visual arts in Western Canada

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