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Art vs craft: a fine debate West Coast art stars at Vancouver Art Gallery Art glass: who's on the cutting edge? Profiles of 20 artists to see this summer More than 325 fine art galleries in the Canadian West

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CANADIAN ABSTRACTION A group show of new and vintage paintings by Barbara Ballachey, Douglas Haynes, John Snow, Norman Yates and others June 3 - 27

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18 Peter von Tiesenhausen Listening to the lessons of his land BY JOE OBAD

7 First Impressions

34 George Mihalcheon

News talk and art walks

Homage to an unsung Calgary painter BY BRIAN BRENNAN

21 Vancouver Contemporaries Big names from Baja to Vancouver BY ANN ROSENBERG

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36 Diary of a Media Arts Trekker Traveling by train to points east and back

24 Art Glass Becoming a hot collectable


38 Artist Portraits


28 Art or Craft? How do you know? BY BEVERLY CRAMP

31 Susan Point Working from Coast Salish tradition BY ROD CHAPMAN

32 Eric Cameron

Selected profiles of artists exhibiting this summer

48 Sources Fine art galleries throughout the West

The professor is IN

65 Directory


Services and resources for art buyers

33 Ian Wallace

66 Lasting Impression

Award-winning concepts from the coast

Edward Burtynsky: between attraction and repulsion


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“Sunset, Lake of the Woods”, watercolour, 1918, 12.5” x 19.5”, Exhibited at the Royal Canadian Academy, Montreal

Representing the finest in Canadian art, Historical works, including the Group of Seven, Canadian impressionists & contemporary masters For more information & free verbal evaluations, please call or email

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the divestment of some university assets including its Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus. This may be the last operating season for the campus, according to Kate Hobin, director. For more information contact Hobin at 306-966-8675 or email

The Vancouver Art Gallery hosts a retrospective exhibition of Andy Warhol prints and rarely seen drawings June 5 to September 6. Drawn from the collection of the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the exhibition looks at the transformation of Warhol from commercial illustrator to pop icon.


Six Continents of Quilts: The Museum of Arts & Design Collection runs May 16 to August 15 at The Winnipeg Art Gallery. The first major undertaking of its kind, the show unites the art quilt genre worldwide in one comprehensive exhibition featuring 52 international textile artists. Works are drawn from the collection of the Museum of Arts & Design (formerly the American Craft Museum) in New York City. The Winnipeg Art Gallery is the only Canadian venue on the exhibition’s international tour.

MENDEL EXPANSION The Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon is moving forward with its $13-million renovation and expansion plans by hiring Kindrachuk Agrey Architecture to provide schematic design services. The gallery’s new look is expected to be revealed in October 2004, coinciding with its 40th anniversary. Mendelmania, the gallery’s year-long anniversary



promotion, is focusing on community participation and the celebration of art.

WILDFLOWER SERIES Alberta Wildflower Series, an exhibition by watercolour painter Robert Sinclair, RCA, runs June 18 to 27 at Willock & Sax Gallery in Waterton, Alberta. Sinclair is documenting wild flora throughout the province, starting in Waterton where 52 per cent of the wildflowers that grow in Alberta can be found. Sinclair will also give a free public lecture about his work June 19.

Romanesque Cherry Blossom, 1992, by Sanae Hattori, Japan, (silk, cotton, rayon, polyester, hand appliqué, hand embroidery, hand piercing, hand quilting), collection of the Museum of Arts & Design, is on view at The Winnipeg Art Gallery.


EMMA LAKE AT RISK The University of Saskatchewan is facing a financial crisis and considering cuts to programs and services along with

Brandon University will offer degrees in the ancient aboriginal arts of carving, beading, teepee construction and tanning when the school introduces its new bachelor of fine arts program in visual and aboriginal art studies in Fall 2004. The integrated western and aboriginal arts program is considered the first of its kind at a Canadian postsecondary institution. Students will receive part of their training at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.

Robert Sinclair’s Umbrellered, watercolour on paper, 6" x 6", is part of the artist’s Alberta Wildflower Series.

The City of Calgary has asked community representatives to help draft a formal arts policy. The committee, comprised of artists, dancers, performers and arts administrators, has been asked to produce a set of guidelines for Calgary’s artists, arts groups and developers, as well as to provide promotion and fund raising strategies for arts organizations. In 2003 the municipal government adopted one component of the policy by Summer 2004 Galleries West 7

FIRST IMPRESSIONS requiring that one per cent of any public building’s budget go towards publicly accessible art. The committee is expected to present its proposed new civic arts policy to Calgary city council this spring.

also announced the first winner of the new Art Central Studio Prize scholarship for students graduating from the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD). Jane Grace, a sculpture major in

ART CENTRAL SET TO OPEN Calgary’s new downtown visual arts complex will open in September 2004. Art Central is intended as an axis for the visual art scene in Calgary with 40 galleries, shops, working studio spaces and a restaurant creating a stimulating and vibrant environment for artists and art aficionados. It is expected that a wide spectrum of art forms will be represented, from traditional to contemporary. Encorp Inc., developer of the complex, has

The Kiss, watercolour on paper, is by Damian Pietrek whose work will be at BE-ART Gallery, one of the first tenants to join Calgary’s Art Central when it opens in September.

the college’s BFA program, was awarded a rent-free year of studio space in the Art Central complex, valued at more than $10,000.

INFEST A HIT Representatives from artist-run centres around the world gathered in Vancouver for InFest, a conference in February focusing on artist-run centres. Organized over five days by the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres, the conference drew more than 250 artists and art administrators from 20 countries, with presenters from galleries in Vienna, Buenos Aires, Mumbai, Amsterdam, San Francisco and Johannesburg among others. The event added momentum to an ongoing discussion about forming a national association of artist-run centres.

CALL FOR ENTRIES The Federation of Canadian

Artists is calling for entries for its second annual open international juried exhibition, Painting on the Edge. The show will run August 24 to September 12, with an opening reception and awards presentation August 26. More than $6,000 in prizes will be awarded including three Opus Awards presented with the support of Opus Framing & Art Supplies. Slides of artworks must be submitted by June 22. For more information visit

NEW CANADIAN PAINTING COMPETITION Deadline for entries in the sixth annual New Canadian Painting Competition is May 14. The competition is open to any emerging artist in the first five years of his or her career who has had at least one gallery showing since March 2000. Artwork must have been completed between January 1, 2003, and May 14,

Toni Onley (1928-2004)

Major Retrospective Exhibition and Sale

May 9 - May 30, 2004

WINCHESTER GALLERIES 2260 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8R 1G7 Tel. (250) 595-2777 Email: 8 Galleries West Summer 2004

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2004. For more information email or call 416-956-9624.

CULTURE ONLINE Billed as Canada’s cultural gateway, is an online initiative by the Department of Canadian Heritage. Intended as a gateway to vast amounts of arts and culture information, the website provides access to more than 1.5 million searchable web resources and over 6,000 catalogued sites. The arts and culture portal includes links to hundreds of visual arts organizations, galleries, artists and other resources including Artengine, an artist-run internet site for visual and media artists. Visit the site at

Canada House Gallery in Banff presents a new book and solo exhibition entitled Robertson Rat by West Coast author Jill Davies with illustrations by painter Grant Leier.The exhibition of paintings is on display May 8 to 15, with Davies and Leier in attendance for the opening. For more info visit

Ivan Eyre Drawings, published in January by Pavilion Gallery Museum in Winnipeg, offers a rare opportunity to examine an unfamiliar body of work by one of Canada’s foremost artists. The book includes 250 drawings by Eyre spanning five decades along with an extensive interview by Tom Lovatt, a former student and friend.The book retails for $47.99 at McNally Robinson Booksellers ( or by contacting the Pavilion Gallery at 204-888-5466. West Coast painter Peter Aspell is the subject of a new book, Peter Aspell, published this spring by Buschlen Mowatt Gallery in Vancouver.The 140-page hardcover version includes an essay on Aspell by Gary Dault of the Globe and Mail newspaper along with photos of the painter and a selection of his works. For more information call 604-682-1234.

HELI-ART SHOWCASED Canada House Gallery in Banff hosts a unique exhibition of mountain art called From Lodge to

Cat Rat by Grant Leier, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 72", appears in Robertson Rat, a show and book launching at Canada House Gallery in May.

Tycoon by Peter Aspell, from a new book about the artist published by Buschlen Mowatt Gallery.

Regina sculptor Victor Cicansky is the subject of a new book, The Garden of Art, with text by Don Kerr, an English professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Scheduled for publication in June, the book celebrates the voice, life and art of this prolific prairie-based artist. It features 50 colour and 30 black-and-white photos spread over 100 pages, and retails for $29.95. Exhibitions of Cicansky’s work appear May 1 to 15 at Douglas Udell Gallery in Vancouver and in October 2004 at TrépanierBaer in Calgary.

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Classical Realists May 1 - 15, 2004

Cariboos 2 by Spencer Wynn, oil on board, 9" x 12", is part of the From Lodge to Lodge show at Canada House Gallery, Banff. Mandy Boursicot, “Dragon Fruit”, oil on linen 13" x 13"

David Edwards, “Land Section”, acrylic & tar on canvas 30" x 30"

to October 11. With more than 60 works illustrating the life and landscape in and around the Alberta-Montana border on display along with three additional exhibits, it will be the first exhibition featuring the works of Russell and Remington from a Canadian perspective. Some of the works by these iconic American western artists have not been in public view for over 75 years.

Lodge this spring. The gallery partnered last summer with Canadian Mountain Holidays, a heli-hiking company, to provide helicopter access to the Rocky Mountain back country for artists Page Ough, Neil Patterson, K. Neil Swanson, Peter Shostak and Spencer Wynn. The results of this unprecedented opportunity to hike and paint the Bugaboo, Selkirk and Cariboo mountains opens at Canada House May 22.

Vancouver’s Emily Carr Institute has received a $1.5 million grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to be utilized for research and infrastructure for an interdisciplinary digital studio of art, media and design. The Banff Centre will be a partner in the project.



Calgary’s Glenbow Museum is producing and hosting an exhibition of work by popular western artists Charlie Russell and Frederic Remington this summer. Capturing Western Legends: Russell and Remington’s Canadian Frontier runs June 19

The Canmore Mountain Arts Foundation has a cultural directory listing groups, artists, artisans and organizations active in the community. It is at


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Stuart Slind, “Plums with Glass”, oil on panel 24" x 24"

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Charles M. Russell’s The Wolves, 1914, is on view at the Glenbow Museum in Capturing Western Legends: Russell and Remington’s Canadian Frontier, starting June 19.

In Memoriam Untitled 04.III.O/C 2004 oil on canvas 48” X 48”

West Coast watercolourist Toni Onley died February 29 at the age of 76 when his light plane crashed into the Fraser River near Maple Ridge, B.C. Onley, who combined his art with a love of flying, was an Order of Canada recipient known for his moody, expressionist landscapes of the West Coast. Born on the Isle of Man in England, Norman Antony (Toni) Onley studied under local landscape watercolourist John Nicholson and at the Douglas School of Fine Arts. He came to Canada in 1948, settling in Brantford, Ontario, and working at a variety of jobs to support his family. After moving to British Columbia in 1955 he studied in Mexico, at the Instituto Allende, and in London, England, where he studied etching and re-established his landscape roots with the Norwich School of Watercolor Painting. Onley became a pilot in the 1960s, traveling to remote locations throughout B.C. and Alaska and frequently sketching from the air before landing his float plane to work on a painting. Public collections of Onley’s work include those at the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England; the National Gallery of Canada; the Seattle Art Museum; the Vancouver Art Gallery; the Library of Congress in Washington, DC; the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A retrospective of Onley’s work runs May 9 to 30 at Winchester Galleries, Victoria.

BARRY WEISS all the world goes by APRIL 29 - JUNE 5

Metal Wave Form 2004 aluminum/copper on wood 15” X 77” X 23”

Douglas Morton (1926 – 2004)

Doris Shadbolt (1918 – 2003) Vancouver curator, writer, educator and arts administrator Doris Shadbolt died December 22, 2003, of a heart attack while on vacation in Mexico. Shadbolt, 85, wife of the late painter Jack Shadbolt, is credited with changing the perception of art created by Northwest Coast aboriginal peoples by helping shape the view that their work was indeed art and not simply items of anthropological interest. Born in Preston, Ontario, in 1918, Shadbolt studied fine art at the University of Toronto and worked at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada and New York’s Metropolitan Museum before moving to the Vancouver Art Gallery, where she became associate director. She met and married Jack after the Second World War. In l988 they founded the Vancouver Institute for the Visual Arts (VIVA).The following year she was one of the inaugural winners of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, recognized for volunteerism, philanthropy, board governance and community outreach activities.

Faye Settler (1916 – 2004) Faye Settler died in hospital in January following complications from hip surgery. Settler, 87, opened Winnipeg’s Upstairs Gallery in 1966 with her mother, and soon began selling Inuit carvings. Over the years Settler staged numerous exhibitions of Northern art, becoming known as an advocate for the graphic artists of Baker Lake. Settler received the Art Dealers Association of Canada Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. Over the years she was instrumental in developing many private and public collections, including those at the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre and The Winnipeg Art Gallery, which will host an exhibition of Inuit sculpture that Settler and her late husband donated in 2001. The Faye and Bert Settler Collection will be on view June 26 to November 7.


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Abstract painter Doug Morton died January 4 at the age of 77 in Victoria. A member of the Regina Five, Morton was noted for his vivid use of colour and daring inventions. Born in Winnipeg in 1926, he studied in Winnipeg, Los Angeles, Paris and London, England. Between 1954 and 1967 he was both a businessman and an artist in Regina, where he achieved national recognition as a painter. In 1967 he joined the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus, as an associate professor and director of visual arts. In 1969 he moved to York University, where he began a distinguished career as a senior academic arts administrator including dean of fine arts at the University of Victoria from 1980 to 1985 and first president of the Alberta College of Art from 1985 to 1987. In 1987 he retired from administration but continued to teach and paint. Morton lived in Victoria.

Joe Andoe Magic Circle Print #1 2002 9 colour serigraph, ed. of 100 40” X 30”


Toni Onley (1928 – 2004)

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SOBEY SHORTLIST Vancouver media artist Althea Thauberger and Winnipeg artist Marcel Dzama are among five artists vying for the $50,000 Sobey Art Award. The shortlist of five was announced in April from a

under 40 who has had a show in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. An exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia featuring works by the five shortlisted artists will open September 17, and the winner will be announced October 14.



Untitled ink and watercolour on paper by Marcel Dzama.

list of 25 Canadian artists in five regions. The Sobey Art Award is a biennial award given to an artist

The Comité International d’Histoire d’Art will hold its 31st international conference in Montreal August 22 to 27 – the first time the prestigious art history conference will be held in Canada and only the second time in North America since the congresses began in 1873. The theme is Sites and Territories of Art History. For more information visit

New & Notable

including Massimo Guerrera, Holly King and David LaFrance.Visit The new Lambert’s Gallery in Vancouver is now open at 2492 West 41 Ave. For more information visit or call 604-263-1111.

After over 30 years in business the Stephen Lowe Art Gallery closed its Victoria location in January. The gallery’s Calgary operation remains open. Watch for an upcoming book, The Life and Art of Stephen Lowe.

Valerie Cooper has been appointed director of the Art Gallery of Calgary and Brian Meehan is the new Associate Curator. Cooper is responsible for overall management of the gallery with a focus on overseeing business development and marketing initiatives, as well as cultivating and managing strategic relationships. Meehan provides foresight and direction in the areas of curatorial and arts management.The Art Gallery of Calgary is one of the largest public, non-collecting contemporary arts institutions in Canada.

Arthur Drache, a lawyer and long-time arts advocate, has received the Order of Canada. Drache is well-known for his battles with Revenue Canada over the application of tax law to the activities of visual artists. He currently serves as secretary to the board of governors of the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA). Verge Gallery, a new addition to Vancouver’s cultural scene at 152 East 8 Avenue, is establishing itself as a focal point for Canadian contemporary artists

Collector’s Gallery in Calgary is relocating as of

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Wang Kui Tall Trees oil on board; 8" x 8"

Scott Kelly Towards Evening acylic on board; 8" x 10"

John Snow Lise oil on board: 48" x 38"


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The Port Gallery has opened in Calgary at 4515 Macleod Trail South featuring contemporary artists Jason Gogo, Milton Achtimichuk and Richard Dickson among others.Visit The Point of Art Society in Calgary has a new lease on life – a five-year lease approved by city council in March for their Inglewood facility. Now known as the Artpoint Gallery & Studios, the not-for-profit cooperative society plans to construct a larger gallery space. The Western Communities Arts Council in Victoria, B.C., has changed its name to West Shore Arts.Visit

On Canvas Art Gallery has opened on the second level of a heritage building at 538B Yates Street in Victoria. Karen Cooper, the owner and resident artist, represents a diverse group of emerging and established local artists whose works are modern and contemporary in style. Call 250-385-8090 or visit Handworks Gallery opened in May at 9932 - 350 Avenue in Oliver, B.C.The gallery specializes in handmade objects created from wood, paper, clay and glass. Call 250-498-6388. Studio Blue Gallery celebrated a grand re-opening in March at its new location at 1494 - 4 Old Bridge Street on Granville Island in Vancouver with an exhibition of contemporary works by Nancy Blanchard and gallery artists Mike Schertzer, Kevin Snyder and Derek von Essen.

CH Art Gallery has opened in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour district at 323 Jervis Street. CH Gallery represents contemporary Canadian and European artists, many being exhibited for the first time in North America.The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday noon to 4 pm or by appointment. Call 604-6883269 or visit our website

galleries. Bjornson Kajiwara Art & Design at 1727 West Third Avenue opened in April, and Gallery Jones in an adjoining space at 1725 West Third Avenue opens this spring. Bjornson Kajiwara represents primarily established and mid-career artists including Marc Seguin, George Vergette, Jessica Bushey and Max Wyse. Call 604-738-3500.

Romanov Gallery in Vancouver has relocated from Coal Harbour to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The gallery specializes in contemporary Russian, Eastern European and international artists along with Canadian neo-romantics and two new artists: MexicanCanadian artist Manuel Said, and sculptor Colin Kwok. Romanov has a new website at

Sara Diamond has been appointed to the newly created position of Director of Research at The Banff Centre. Diamond is responsible for developing and coordinating research initiatives across The Banff Centre. An artist, educator and curator, Diamond has led the Banff New Media Institute since its inception in 1995. She is also an adjunct professor with the University of California’s Design/Media program and has taught at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and the California Institute for the Arts.

Third Avenue Gallery in Vancouver has undergone extensive renovations and is reopening as two new

David Thauberger

Big Red Barn, Acrylic on canvas, 2003, 43 x 68"

May 1 to 1332 – 9 Avenue SE in Inglewood. Collector’s Gallery features historical Canadian art and represents about 35 contemporary artists.The new location also houses a framing shop. Call 403-245-8300.

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Douglas U d e l l Gallery 10332 – 124 Street, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2, Tel (780) 488-4445, Fax (780) 488-8335 1558 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2, Tel (604) 736-8900, Fax (604) 736-8931 •

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Electrum Located just west of the downtown core in the 124th Street area. FALL GALLERY WALK Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004 10 - 5 Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004 Noon - 4 Tel: (780) 482-1204


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

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

12310 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB Tel: (780) 482-2854

BEARCLAW GALLERY Specializing in Canadian First Nations Art “Eli's Land” Jane Ash Poitras 18" x 14"

10403-124 Street Edmonton, AB Tel: (780) 482-1204

Contemporary Canadian Art

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

“Yellow Tulips” Joanna Moen Acrylic on Canvas 17 1/2" x 23 1/2"

WEST END GALLERY Paintings, prints, sculpture and the largest representation of glass artists 12308 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB Tel: (780) 488-4892

David Thai “Landscape Vessel”

DAVID THAUBERGER “Triple Decker” Acrylic on canvas, 2003 43 x 68" Pat Service “Alberta Summer I”

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The first Kelowna Life and Arts Festival takes place May 7 to 9 in the new Cultural District of Kelowna, B.C. A multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating life and the arts, the event includes a central hub called Festival Village and a Lantern Festival in Waterfront Park for large installations. Contact Rosemarie Greedy, Artisan Marketplace Coordinator at 250-762-5837 or email

A summer-long self-guided art walk in St. Albert, Alberta, runs May through October on the first Thursday of every month except July, when it is held on Wednesday, June 30, instead. The art walk goes from 6 – 9 pm. Watch for exhibit openings on some art walk evenings at the six participating locations.

MOSS STREET PAINT-IN The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria hosts the 17th annual Moss Street Paint-In on July 17, noon to 4 pm. The not-for-profit event features invited professional and emerging artists from Victoria and the region who demonstrate their art to more than 25,000 visitors walking Moss Street from Fort to Dallas Road. Visitors have an opportunity to meet and discuss the artists’ work and methods. For more information contact Mary-ellen Threadkell at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 250-384-4171 ext. 248 or visit

SALT SPRING STUDIO TOUR A self-guided tour of 37 artisans’ studios on Salt Spring Island, B.C., provides a glimpse into the lives of artists living and working in everything from fine art to folk art, from wood bowls to baskets, from jam, bread and cheese to jewellery and more. From May 22 to September 30 studios are open at least 11 am 4 pm, but check the times at

OAK BAY TOUR The Oak Bay Artists Open Studio Tour in picturesque Oak Bay near Victoria on Vancouver Island takes place May 15 and 16 from noon to 4:30 pm. A map with the locations of 24 participating artist studios is available at Oak Bay’s recreation centre, library and Municipal Hall.

ARTSPEAK ARTS FESTIVAL The second annual artSPeak Arts Festival happens June 11 to 13 in Canmore, Alberta. artSPeak celebrates local and visiting visual, literary and performing artists with concerts, theatre, street performers, art walks, art talks, a cabaret, film screenings, an artisans’ fair and more. Visit the Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation at

Salt Spring Island

Galleries BLUE HORSE FOLK ART GALLERY 175 North View Drive Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1A9 T. 250-537-0754 Not to be missed. Folk art animals, paintings, furniture, raku ceramics. LANDING PARTY FINE ART GALLERY 2191 North End Road Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1E1 T. 250-537-8447 toll-free 1-888-371-6444 Original paintings and sculptures from elegance to whimsy. J. MITCHELL GALLERY 3104 Grace Point Square Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 Representing 40 Island artists and artisans. Renowned for works of exceptional quality and diversity.

WAVE ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR The third annual WAVE Artists’ Studio Tour happening June 12 and 13 showcases Manitoba artists living and working around Lake Winnipeg. The self-guided tour includes custom-designed guitars, pottery, stained glass and lamp glass work, fibre art, hooked rugs, quilts, photography, jewellery, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media paintings. A Day in the Park is also planned at Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park July 31, and a fall studio tour is scheduled for September 4 and 5. For information contact Helma Rogge Rehders at 204-389-5633. MORLEY MYERS GALLERY 7-315 Upper Ganges Rd. Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2X4 T. 250-537-4898 Through stone and bronze, human emotions expressed with a mix of primitive and contemporary form. THUNDERBIRD GALLERY 3102-115 Fulford-Ganges Road Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8448, toll-free 1-877-537-8448 Celebrating 12 years of excellence in the art of the Northwest Coast and Salt Spring Island’s contemporary art community.

THE WORKS Edmonton’s The Works Art & Design Festival happens June 25 to July 7. The festival offers free visual art, new media, design and family activities – last year more than a quarter million people enjoyed the exhibits around downtown and the festivities on Sir Winston Churchill Square, and some 585 artists, from elementary students to a recipient of the Order of Canada,

NICOLA WHESTON STUDIO 5-315 Upper Ganges Rd. Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2X4 T. 250-537-4922 Contemporary figurative and landscape paintings.

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GRANDE PRAIRIE The Second Annual Euphemia McNaught Festival, July 23 to 25 in Grande Prairie, Alberta, features a variety of activities including Painting on the Prairie, a downtown art walk, empty-space galleries, a painted trumpeter swan project and a special show celebrating the life and work of the late Western Canadian artist Euphemia McNaught. Call the Prairie Art Gallery at 780-532-8111.

NIGHT OF ARTISTS An event that began in St. Albert, Alberta, in 1997 as an alternative social arts evening to showcase the work of artist Phil Alain is expanding across the West, and may soon go national. The Night of Artists show brings music and art together in a light, social atmosphere that seems to have broad popular appeal. The

show now runs in eight cities and towns across Western Canada and may soon expand across Canada with the help of the CBC, which became a supporter in 2003. Organizers work with local charities and organizations – over the past seven years the event has raised more than $50,000. Night of Artists will be in Calgary May 7, Victoria June 5 and Vancouver July 10. For more information visit

WESTERN ART SHOW The Western Art Show at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede July 9 to 18 is one of the largest exhibits of its kind in Western Canada and includes a gallery, sales salon and auction. The show features new and established artists working in oil painting, watercolours and other flatwork media along with sculpture and carvings depicting western themes. This year’s feature artist is Allen Sapp, a painter who grew up on

Allen Sapp, Supper will be ready soon,1980, acrylic on canvas, 11" x 15"

Survey of Circumpolar Art from Greenland to Alaska. Up to 80 visual artists and 40 performers from across the North will celebrate the diversity of Canada’s North in a re-examination of the the area’s historic and precontact heritage.

NELSON ARTWALK During the months of July, August and September Nelson, B.C., joins business and art by turning local shops into galleries. Each month has its own grand opening with refreshments, musicians and artwork. Artwalk rotates the work of 70 artists through more than a dozen restaurants and shops. Opening dates are July 6, August 2 and September 3. Nelson & District Arts Council, 250-352-2402.

the Red Pheasant Reserve in Saskatchewan. Sapp is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (1985) and an Officer of the Order of Canada (1987).

BAZAART Regina’s annual Bazaart takes place June 19 on the grounds of the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Bazaart is an outdoor arts and crafts fair, with over 100 artists and craftspeople displaying their works. For more information call 306-584-4050.

BANFF CULTURAL WALK A map of Banff’s self-guided cultural walk outlining where visitors can find fine art is available at many of the participating galleries including the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, 403-762-2291.

NORTHERN ARTS The 16th annual Great Northern Arts Festival July 16 to 25 in Inuvik, NWT, will focus on the theme 170 Degrees: A

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Watch It All Go Wrong…

Peter von Tiesenhausen: BY JOE OBAD

was 30, when he began painting full time. Von Tiesenhausen’s first works were traditional landscape paintings, but as he witnessed the landscape around him changing, the natural elements in his paintings began to retreat – driven back by the advance of pipelines and clear-cut logging within his beloved Peace River Country. In 1991 von Tiesenhausen began a series of large installations, or what he calls land works. Works such as Ship and Tower reflected his devotion to the land and, in part, his reaction to the developing world around it. More than 110 feet long and built entirely from woven willows, Ship evokes the journey and memories of von Tiesenhausen’s ancestors


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ABOVE: The Watchers aboard CCGS Henry Larsen, seen enroute to the Arctic. RIGHT: 100 recycled bee box lids, charred and carved, showed at TrépanierBaer, Calgary, in 2003. Also shown: bust, cast iron on solid wood base.


rtist Peter von Tiesenhausen and video editor Noel Bégin are taking a break from combing through 10 years of footage for an upcoming documentary. Watching chickadees fly sorties to the bird feeder outside his kitchen window, von Tiesenhausen reflects on the past revealed in raw video and exclaims, “Thank God everything went wrong!” “Having things go wrong always happens for a reason,” he says, “whether it is the truck breaking down in the middle of nowhere or a painting not working out. If I’m open to the chaos that follows, the right path presents itself. Call it fate, karma, whatever – but something better than I could ever have imagined happens when my initial plan falls apart.” The von Tiesenhausen story begins in the place where his life continues to unfold today: on the family farm near Demmitt, Alberta, an hour northwest of Grande Prairie. The third son of Baltic-German immigrants, at the age of six von Tiesenhausen picked rocks with his brothers to clear the family’s main field; at nine, he chose the site for the house where he lives today with his wife and two sons. Throughout von Tiesenhausen’s life and artistic practice his profound fidelity to the land of his youth has been a constant. After quitting art college, he worked as a roughneck and gold prospector in the Yukon and Antarctica until he


his land and art

coming from Europe. Tower, a creation of willows woven through two aspen trees, suggests an ancient well while also evoking the sour gas flare stacks against which the artist has vigorously fought. (Von Tiesenhausen uniquely claims copyright over his land as art – a surprisingly powerful tool to fight the energy industry. Respecting the copyright, a pipeline was diverted around his land in 1997, costing the company an estimated half million dollars. In December 2003, ConocoPhillips agreed to an out-of-court settlement stating the company had violated his art and land when its equipment damaged trees on his property.) Of all the artist’s work, none has captured more imagination than The Watchers. Five eight-foothigh human figures, they were born of local spruce under the violence of von Tiesenhausen’s chainsaw and christened in flaming diesel fuel. The Watchers, as much as any of von Tiesenhausen’s work, demonstrate themes found throughout the natural world: transformation, fire, rebirth and observation. “The five guys,” as von Tiesenhausen often calls them, were placed across his land, inspiring numerous paintings and drawings. After painting the figures atop a black shape, von Tiesenhausen imagined the figures on a building. This led to the figures being mounted on the Louise Block in Calgary in 1997. Eventually The Watchers journeyed across the country, mostly in the back of von Tiesenhausen’s beat-up Ford pickup, with the exception of the lift they caught aboard a Coast Guard icebreaker from

Newfoundland to the Arctic. As much as The Watchers observed Canada, Canadians observed them. Von Tiesenhausen captured this interaction on video whenever he could, often handing his $4,000 camera to strangers to capture The Watchers’ passage through the country. He and Bégin are now working furiously to edit this journey into a video documentary. “The whole country was part of The Watchers’ journey,” von Tiesenhausen says. “Canadians everywhere helped make it happen. They filmed the journey where I couldn’t. When things were going wrong, and I had no idea how to move ahead, someone would come along to help me get the guys to the next point. “Canadians’ interactions TOP: mecca, a 16' square x 16' high pyra- with The Watchers are more mid made from stacked and stapled drya part of the journey than wall scraps. ABOVE: also from mecca, 100 charred recycled Christmas trees strung anything I did. There are from fishing line to form an image of an some hilarious moments, like eye from one viewpoint. mecca was the kid shooting at the guys installed at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, with his cap gun, and there Calgary, in 2003. are deeply tragic parts, like when we arrived in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, after three teens had drowned while playing near sea ice. I intended to send the figures out to sea on the ice, but it was inconceivable after that tragedy.” Von Tiesenhausen eventually chose to mount the figures on a cliff Summer 2004 Galleries West 19

FEATURE overlooking the Atlantic for three months. After that, The Watchers continued on to Tuktoyaktuk before finally returning home to Demmitt, an impressive 37,000-kilometre journey.“That journey was more profound than anything I could have imagined on my own. I’m in awe of what The Watchers have seen,” he concludes quietly. His awe, however, hasn’t stopped him from working on new things. In counterbalance to the tedious hours of editing, he has been busy painting in the studio and imagining new installation projects. Although reluctant to mount shows devoted entirely to painting after years of working on installations and The Watchers, he is now creating paintings that strive to capture Observance, 2004, oil on canvas, 14" X 11" the rhythms of his land, perhaps better than ever. “The paintings are not really so different than the land works,” he explains. “With the land works and the five guys I explored this land and its materials, and what I could make of them. With the paintings I am pushing to see how far I can take paint – how far paint can take me – while being true to paint’s materiality, the power of this place, and our life here.” Sometimes von Tiesenhausen learns the most from works that never leave the studio. “I only send to galleries what I think can stand alone, but those pieces that don’t work… again, thank God they go wrong because they tell me so much about painting and my progress. It isn’t about producing things for the market. It’s an exploration.” Exploration or not, the art world is paying attention. In March, Globe and Mail critic Gary Michael Dault described how von Tiesenhausen’s “pigment seethes and boils with urgency” in a glowing review of a soldout show at Toronto’s Clint Roenisch Gallery. Big city praise does not dazzle von Tiesenhausen, though. He is more involved in northern Alberta than ever. For Peace River’s winter games, he celebrated the region’s aspens in 230 studies of individual trees, painted on aspen pulp with aspen ashes. Like a Japanese temple’s frail rice paper, the studies hung together creating a hall of contemplation. This commitment to place and materials will certainly be central to his installation at Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery, July 9 to September 6, but von Tiesenhausen is cagey about what he has planned: “I have some ideas about what I’m going to do, but a lot has to fall into place. Who knows what could screw up between now and then?” Much will likely go wrong. Maybe, if he is lucky, just enough for things to come out right. Peter von Tiesenhausen’s work can be viewed at TrépanierBaer in Calgary, Willock & Sax Gallery in Waterton Lakes National Park, Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto and James Baird Gallery in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and at Joe Obad lives and writes in Calgary 20 Galleries West Summer 2004

VANCOUVER CONTEMPORARIES Exploring Baja to Vancouver at the Vancouver Art Gallery BY ANN ROSENBERG anners hanging from the colonnaded façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery announce the arrival of Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast in Contemporary Art, June 4 to September 6. They bear images from Shannon Oksanen and Scott Livingstone’s film Vanishing Point, in which a riderless surfboard flounders in the waves at Tofino until it comes to rest on a desolate spot which could be anywhere along the 2,200-milelong slice of coastal geography whose art is under examination in this exhibition. Baja to Vancouver, the first museum exhibition of art from this transnational coast, is the collaborative effort of five curators: Lisa Corrin of the Seattle Art Museum, where the show launched last fall; Toby Kamps from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, which hosted the show until May this year; Daina Augaitis of the Vancouver Art Gallery; and Ralph Rugoff and Matthew Higgs of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco where the show concludes its tour this coming fall. As Rugoff writes in the exhibition catalogue, the area bound by the ocean on the west, by mountains on the east, by the Baja peninsula in the south and Vancouver in the north became the focus for examination because he and his fellow curators shared the conviction that it “deserves consideration as a distinctive cultural terrain.... and is arguably North America’s most vital region of contemporary art making.” However, Rugoff points out that in this era of global information channels, “the relationship between art and locale is a tenuous one.” The curators did not seek to identify a visual aesthetic or conceptual methodology that would define a West Coast “brand” of art, he says. In fact, the artists use Brian Jungen: Prototype for New Understanding #2, 1999, Nike Air Jordan sneakers, hair, 9" x 9" x 18".



techniques and methods of delivery that are universal. Still, these varied approaches are applied to subjects that connect with the specific social landscape of the West Coast. The curatorial team wished to explore, explode, or confirm common myths about the West Coast’s devotion to individualism, hedonism, the movies, and pop culture. The natural world as playground and backdrop to the cities; the coastal cities as places for self reinvention, and other urban or social ‘truisms’ were also to be tested here. A survey of the Vancouver contributions to Baja to Vancouver certainly reveals evidence of these West Coast thematic threads. Liz Magor’s works – Hollow, Double Cabinet (blue) and KD-the Original – are to Augaitus, “movie props, each emblemizing a collusion between the rural and urban, each containing a secret and inviting story.” In Hollow, a fiberglass outer shell of a fallen log lined with carpet underlay becomes the makeshift shelter for a camper, homeless person or social misfit whose presence is indicated by a grubby sleeping bag. In Double Cabinet, Kokanee beer cans and cartons are concealed within two carefully wrought stacks of blue towels made of polymerized gypsum, to ward off theft or the sun. In KD-the original, a knapsack of silicone rubber is suspended over some bits of macaroni and powder from Kraft Dinner that one presumes the hiker has taken with him or her on a walk in nature. Magor’s pieces connect with Seattle artist Glenn Rudolph’s Red Blanket, the Order of the Falcon, Kent in which a young man sits dejeuner sur l'herbe style in a beautiful piece of nature surrounded with a picnic of junk food, and with Los Angeles painter Brian Calvin’s California Freeform, which depicts its central figure seemingly lost in an idealized natural setting. If Magor’s works are props, Stan Douglas’ Every Summer 2004

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Building on 100 West Hastings is a movie set. This 12-foot-long photographic mural is comprised of 21 shots of derelict buildings recorded at night under cinematic lighting. With digital manipulation, the street that was once the centre of a thriving commercial district was cleared of all human activity – particularly the drug-dealing and prostitution that goes on there 24 hours a day. No other piece so forthrightly confronts the flipside of the myth of utopian West Coast life. However, Ken Lum’s word portraits alert us to the fact that all is not well in multiethnic lotus land. In one, Amir, who owns a thrift shop and does watch, jewellery Liz Magor: Hollow, and shoe repairs, is 1998–1999, having a closing polymerized gypsum, sale because he’s fabric, 42" x 48" x 72". “moving back 2 Eritrea.” And poor Grace Chung, in another word portrait, is a financial consultant who wants someone to “leave my family alone… whoever you are, and deal with me.” The power of the word is also manifest in Ron Terada’s Entering City of Vancouver 10' x 10' sign work, through which he, in part, addresses the premise of the exhibition itself by raising questions about the regional identification of art. Its counterpart is Tijuana artist Marcos Ramírez ERRE’s signpost work, Crossroads (Tijuana/San Diego), which will likely, as it has in other venues, stand outside the gallery as a ‘directional’ sign. Longing to be a star is the theme of three Vancouver artworks. In The Move, The Beastie Boys, 1998, Tim Lee re-enacts a Beastie Boys performance in black and white video, his face appearing in close-up on three monitors “rapping” each of the three parts. Kamps notes that Lee is aware of the irony, in this process of “cultural fracturing and assimilation,” of an Asian Canadian artist aping white American Jewish rappers, who themselves are mimicking African-American hip hop. Althea Thauberger selected collaborators in her short filmed productions of Songstresses by advertising in Victoria’s Monday Magazine for singer/songwriters. The resulting work is a series of eight unedited three-minute musicals each created in a single Shannon Oksanen and take on a 16Scott Livingstone: mm film. The Vanishing Point, 2001, artist chose production still. 22 Galleries West Summer 2004


Ken Lum: Amir, 2000, plexiglas, powder-coated lacquered aluminum, plastic letters, 152.4 x 213.4 x 5 cm. Collection of Belinda Stronach, Aurora, Ontario.

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Ron Terada: Entering City of Vancouver, 2002, 3M reflective highway vinyl on aluminium, 10' x 10' x 5'.

the songs, the songstress, and the outfits. According to Corrin, “Joni Mitchell is a typical influence and the settings offer a romanticized view of the West Coast.” Steven Shearer’s Guitar #5 is a nine-foot ink-jet print on photographic paper featuring hundreds of tiny images of people with guitars. Some of the large ones show Shearer himself in the days when he dreamed of becoming a heavy metal virtuoso. And finally there is Brian Jungen, one of the rising stars of the Vancouver art scene and one of the youngest artists in Baja to Vancouver. He transforms familiar commodities into works of art, including striking sculptures made by his skillful decomposition and recomposition of Nike trainers that evoke Northwest Coast First Nations masks. He begs us to think about how these objects (the Nikes and the masks) work in the global economy as objects of exploitation, consumerism and the devaluation of the sacred. These are very profound pieces, which as their titles suggest, do provide a Prototype for New Understanding. The new masks are, of course, also consumed by collectors and displayed in museums, overturning once more the myth of the ideal.

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t doesn’t happen very often that one person revitalizes an entire genre in the art world, but that’s what Dale Chihuly did for fine art glass. The flamboyant, eyepatch-wearing Chihuly, only the fourth American artist ever to rate a solo show at the Louvre, has brought the art of glassblowing into the 21st century and made it highly collectible. And though glass collectors in Canada are still few in number, the American influence, and a growing presence in local galleries, are boosting the popularity of glass on this side of the border. It helps that the modern movement in glass is based in the Pacific Northwest, with its regional influences in Vancouver and Victoria. Chihuly’s studio is in Seattle, and he’s attracted a world’s worth of emerging artists to his Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State since the early 1970s. The trend is slowly growing. “It’s only in the last 10 years that glass has been recognized and discovered by collectors,” says Dan Hudon, whose West End Gallery in Victoria hosts its annual Canadian Glass Show every summer, one of the biggest concentrations of fine art glass in the country. “There wasn’t much happening a few years back.” In its eighth year, Hudon’s glass show, running July 1 to September 30, attracts artists from across Canada. He started with about 18 artists, and now shows close to 70 every year, a sign not only that artists are finding him, but that the market is also growing. “I’ve noticed a few


collectors coming up in Canada,” he says. “That’s helped the movement.” Much of the glass art in Canada is still being produced in small, independent studios, or “hot shops.” These are owned by artists like Bonny Houston, who has an eponymous studio in Calgary, the Houston Hot Shop. Acclaimed vessel-based artist (and instructor at the Alberta College of Art & Design) Tyler Rock and his wife, glassblower Julia Reimer, are rebuilding a studio, Firebrand Glass Works, in the town of Black Diamond, south of Calgary. And in Strathmore, east of Calgary, Mark Gibeau and Lorie Hedemark operate GH Studio where Gibeau uses hot glass as a material to articulate figural, abstract and representational forms. Gibeau and Hedemark display their work at Rowles & Company in Calgary and Edmonton, and Canada House Gallery in Banff. Sol Maya, who works out of his Solart Glass Studio in West Vancouver, creates large-scale organic-form plates based on oceanic plantlife and planetary gravitational fields (which he calls Galactic Glass). Maya has a solo show at New-Small & Sterling in Vancouver this June. In Victoria, Starfish Glassworks is home to glassblowers Gary Bolt, Lisa Samphire and Morna Tudor. It’s a studio equipped with furnaces and kilns, and gallery space for the artists’ own work as well as the work of about 40 Canadian glass artists. The idea of glass as a fine art medium (as opposed to a decorative or utilitarian medium) was almost unheard-of until the early 1960s, when glassblower Harvey Littleton held a workshop at the Toledo Museum of Art, launching what would become known as the Studio Movement in contemporary art glass. It moved the medium into smaller, artist-run hot shops and away from the factory-scale glassworks that had been the cornerstone of American glass from Corning to Tiffany. When Littleton established a school and workshop outside Madison, Wisconsin, it attracted artists who would take the movement continent-wide, including Chihuly and free-form glass sculptor Marvin Lipofsky. On this side of the border, glassblowing schools and art glass workshops began to crop up (though equipping a hot shop is such an expensive proposition that it’s still rare to find glassblowing offered at accredited colleges). In the mid-1970s, the Alberta Jeina Morosoff: Submerged Egg: Islamic Pattern, hand blown glass with sandblasting and oxidized patina, 3.75" h x 3.5".

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Lee Brady: Nest Weavers, 2003, fused, kiln textured and kiln formed glass, copper, applied fused mosaic, 40 cm diametre x 24 cm.

College of Art & Design added glass to its offerings, and the program has since turned out a multitude of accomplished Canadian glass artists. Other schools have been established at Red Deer College in Alberta, Espace Verre in Montreal, and Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. And while fine art glass has made its way into many commercial galleries across Canada, the emphasis is still on functional and vesselbased pieces (including bowls, plates, vases and jars). Purely aesthetic sculptural work is a tougher sell, even with the influence of Chihuly, whose immense, multi-part sculptures have been at the vanguard of the medium for the better part of 30 years. Norman Faulkner, who has one of his abstract sculptures in the

permanent collection of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario, was among the first on the scene when glass began to take off in Canada. Formerly a ceramic artist, he helped found the glass department at the Alberta College of Art & Design in the early 1970s, and now heads it while continuing to teach in the college’s hot shop. Today, he encourages students to explore the medium thoroughly and to expand the boundary of what’s traditionally been thought of as glass art, using a variety of techniques. Some of his students have been experimenting with cast and molded glass, manipulating it in the same way a sculptor might work with clay. One of the most interesting artists working in sculptural glass in Western Canada today, Jeina Morosoff creates organic forms that have been finished with metal coatings. They

Heart and Souls is by Morna have a past and a future look to them, Tudor of Starfish Glassworks, like relics deposited on the earth Victoria. millions of years ago by alien life forms. Morosoff is typical of the genre – she’s an exciting, innovative young artist (with work in the permanent collection of The Winnipeg Art Gallery), and her pieces are still very affordable. Find her work at Herringer Kiss Gallery in Calgary and NewSmall & Sterling Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver (where she’ll have a solo exhibition in September). Most conceptual glass artists in Canada still pay the bills with decorative or functional work. In the early 1990s, Saskatchewan artist Jacqueline Berting began building The Glass Wheatfield, a 400-square-foot installation made of 14,000 sheaves of glass wheat, which after a couple of Bullseye Switch Axis years of work she debuted outdoors at is by Lisa Samphire of the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Starfish Glassworks,Victoria. Summer 2004 Galleries West 25


Since then, she’s built her own studio on her farm near Cupar, Saskatchewan, where she pursues her own artistic and architectural projects while an assistant produces small souvenir-sized “mini-wheats” that help support the studio. On Vancouver Island, Ted Jolda, who creates sculptural and vesselbased work in his Warthog Glassworks, found his fortunes drastically changed when Oprah’s O Magazine featured his glass pear ornaments at the top of her Christmas wish list in December 2002. The artist got tendonitis trying to fulfill the thousands of orders that poured in, but it gave him a boost (and a more recognizable name) that he’s been able to turn into further commissions and installations. Jolda’s work is represented at New-Small & Sterling Gallery and West End Gallery. In Saskatoon, Lee Brady has been working for 25 years in fusing functional and fine art. His wide, geometric bowls are treated with metallic and clay surfaces that meld with the hot glass for surprising finishes. “It’s as close as I can come to being an alchemist,” he’s said. Brady’s work can be found in the Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon, West End Gallery in Victoria and The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, among others. “Glass is still riding a wave,” says Lisa Samphire, one of the three partners in Victoria’s Starfish Glassworks. She adds that collectors have started to come from across Canada to browse and buy in the Starfish gallery, and though collectors here aren’t as knowledgeable yet Sol Maya: Midnight Sun, from Sunray Series, 2004, hand blown glass. as those coming from south of the border, many of the large-scale, one-of-a-kind pieces sold recently at Starfish have been sold to Canadians. “Awareness is building in Canada,” she says. “The calibre of work is really good here, and Canadian artists have a different sensibility than American artists. Everyone here is trying to make work that’s uniquely their own.” Jill Sawyer is a freelance writer based in Banff 26 Galleries West Summer 2004

WWW.SPAGA.COM Greg Hardy, “Rocks, Lynn River”, 2003, acrylic/canvas, 32”x 66”

David Alexander, “Grey Swoop Reverse”, 2003, acrylic/canvas, 54”x 58”

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Carl Schlademan, “Such a Lovely Place”, 2003, acrylic/canvas, 36”x 48”

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Ken Lonechild, “Reflections”, 2003, acrylic/canvas, 30”x 20”

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oug Udell sips his coffee, resting the cup on an elaborate oval table. Below the heavy glass top and supporting pedestal is a bronze sculpture of a tree with gnarled brown branches and hanging apples. The owner of the Douglas Udell galleries in Vancouver and Edmonton has just finished explaining his definition of the difference between fine art and fine craft; essentially, he says, it is a matter of intent. He points to the table where his coffee cup sits. “I would call this functional art,” he says. It is a work created by one of Canada’s preeminent sculptors, Saskatchewan-based Vic Cicansky. “A fine woodworker creating a table is clearly making a table. Vic’s intent was entirely different than making a table even though it looks like, and can be used as, a table.” Not all Cicansky’s work falls into the functional art category. He has always been considered a fine artist. Udell points to a Cicansky piece that resembles a pantry shelf filled with jars – only Udell doesn’t see it that way. “It’s like a bright abstract painting,” he says. “But made with ceramic representations of canned fruit and vegetables in jars.” Udell is clearly comfortable with fine art that pushes the boundaries of traditional painting and sculpture and craft. When he first started in the fine art business in the late 1970s in a Calgary gallery called The Art Mart, he represented three people who worked in ceramics: Ed Drohanchuck, Harlan House and Ted Diakow.


“They were making ashtrays, hanging pots and dinner sets,” says Udell, noting that the three were not only working in a traditional craft medium but producing work that was usually associated with craftsmen. “Ed was also making stylized gophers although they didn’t look much like gophers. But these guys worked at a level beyond craft because of their intent. Yes, for the most part they started as craftsmen but they were moving into the world of fine art. “They each had their own style. You could easily tell a Ted from an Ed or a Harlan.” Udell represents other artists whose work appears to be based on the mastery of a medium, a characteristic bordering on fine craft. Take for example Calgaryborn Jeff de Boer who became known for his metal armour for cats and mice. De Boer grew up watching his father work as a tinsmith. In high school he took an interest in metal work and started building armour. De Boer later majored in jewellery making at Eric Allen Montgomery: Henshin the Alberta College (Transformation), mixed media assemblage of Art & Design, memory box, 5" x 5" x 1" where he combined his new knowledge with his armour-making experience and created the first suit of armour for a mouse. By 1994 de Boer began to show his work on a tour of Western

Or is it Craft? Does it matter? On the uses and abuses of a definition

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shadow-box assemblages much like Canadian galleries, starting with Calgary’s Muttart Art Gallery. Two years Jeff de Boer: Joseph Cornell created. Cornell and 15th Century Maximillian Rat, later the show finished at the now-defunct Canadian Craft Museum. 1993 many of the box-makers that followed “I’m not interested in buying a suit of armour from the medieval ages him were very accepted in the fine arts no matter how well it is made. But I am interested in Jeff’s cat and mouse world. But, because I come from a craft armour,” says Udell, underlining once again that it isn’t the craftsmanship background and think in terms of functionality, most of my memory or design that catches his eye, it’s the artistic intent behind the piece. “Jeff boxes, as I call them, are functional clocks or lamps. That makes it takes the tradition of making armour and cranks it through his difficult to get them accepted into fine art galleries.” imagination to produce these tremendously interesting artworks. He Montgomery uses many traditional craft elevates function into form and through techniques in his work, but not enough to elevating the form, he moves into art.” make him be considered strictly a Udell is particularly pleased to mention "... MORE PEOPLE ARE ASKING WHY CAN'T FINE CRAFT craftsman, he says. “I use jewellery that he recently sold two cat armour pieces APPEAR IN THIS FINE ART CONTEXT? THERE'S MORE techniques in the way I mount materials or to Hollywood actress Halle Berry who create artware to hold my boxes together, became enamoured with the work when OF AN ACCEPTING ATTITUDE NOW THAT HASN'T BEEN but not enough to be called a jeweller. I she saw it on the set of Cat Woman, a AROUND FOR YEARS." use glass techniques like sandblasting in movie she was shooting in Vancouver. my glass manipulating but not always and Being a gallery owner, Udell is often not enough to call me a glass artist.” required to make decisions about whether And because he doesn’t specialize in one craft medium, Montgomery he considers a work to be fine craft or fine art. “We give people the says he has a hard time getting accepted into traditional craft stores. benefit of the doubt and assess their work over time,” says Udell. “If the Montgomery says that in simplistic terms fine craft used to be known work holds its intrigue, then it will have a life in the art world. If not, it for its emphasis on superior technical ability in a particular medium. will disappear.” “Certain mediums are perceived as craft mediums and others are But an artist who straddles fine craft and fine art is often in a no-win perceived as fine art mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpting and, situation, according to Eric Allen Montgomery who describes himself as a more recently, paper,” says Montgomery. craft artist. Montgomery comes from a craft background but is influenced “Also, fine craft was defined through function and technique, the by the work of fine artist Joseph Cornell, one of the pioneers and highly technical hands-on basis. If you are a craftsman, you create by hand. But celebrated exponents of assemblage. the concept behind the work didn’t exist, or existed at a minimal level. “I have worked in graphic arts and as a jeweller and a potter. I even “Whereas art was all concept first. Yes, you had technically proficient dabbled in paint,” says Montgomery. “Over the years I have started artists, but as an artist you could just as easily roll in mud and whipped combining all of those in my mixed media sculpture, which are essentially Summer 2004 Galleries West 29



cream. Or an artist could be working in oil paint but it didn’t mean he knew how to oil paint.” Montgomery sees the institutionalized walls between craft and art breaking down but not as fast as he would like. “In the last several years there has been more blurring of the boundaries but certainly not enough,” he says. Scott Watson, curator of Thrown, a recent show of potters in the Bernard Leach tradition at the Vic Cicansky: Wreck Beach Coffee Table, Belkin Gallery in bronze, edition of seven, 17" x 44" x 32" Vancouver, says that there’s been a big attitude shift recently. He says that although Bernard Leach, who set standards for the art of pottery in his lifetime, called himself a potter, he took up the vocation as an artist.

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“I don’t think that problems (of distinguishing between fine art and fine craft) have gone away,” he says. “But I think more people are asking why can’t fine craft appear in this fine art context? There’s more of an accepting attitude now that hasn’t been around for years.” Vic Cicansky is represented in Calgary by TrépanierBaer, in Regina by Susan Whitney, in Winnipeg by Mayberry Fine Art, and in Edmonton and Vancouver by Douglas Udell. A show of Cicansky’s work runs May 1 - 15 at Udell in Vancouver. Jeff de Boer is represented in Calgary by Wallace Galleries, in Edmonton and Vancouver by Douglas Udell, and in Banff by Aura. Eric Allen Montgomery’s work can be viewed at Beverly Cramp is a Vancouver-based freelance writer


Susan Point: Preserving Tradition S

usan Point adapts traditional Coast Salish art forms to modern design and materials, evoking the past and at the same time anticipating the future. Underpinning all her work is a concern for lost culture, expressed in this favourite phrase: “The task of my generation is to remember all that was taught, and to pass that knowledge and wisdom along to our children.” Point’s work is instantly recognizable. She is among a handful of contemporary artists working to revive the ancient traditions of Coast Salish design – an art form nearly lost after European contact. “All that I am, as an artist, arose from my ancestors,” she says. “The great Salish artisans of many generations ago were my teachers. As I studied their works in museums and collections around the world I learned, and am still learning, the deepest nature of Salish art Yellow and Red Cedar Weave. Private and what it means to be Salish.” collection, Victoria, B.C. Photo courtesy She is known for her freshness of Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery vision, for her inventive use of a variety of media, and for working on a large scale. In her 20-year career Point has participated in over 60 group exhibitions and she has had a dozen solo shows. She has received more than 35 commissions for public art pieces. Her wood and glass carvings, etchings and serigraphs have become part of art collections in public buildings and private homes across Canada and in more than 20 other countries. In April 2004 Point was recognized with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in Arts and Culture, the Aboriginal community’s highest honour, adding even more lustre to a curriculum vitae that includes an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria and a YWCA Woman of Distinction Award. “I am very proud to receive this The Legacy Print, serigraph, edition of award. It is a powerful recognition of the 75, 26" x 26". Photo courtesy Coastal Salish art form as a whole,” she says. Peoples Fine Arts Gallery “Salish art is unique and distinct, and I am grateful that it has been recognized for that.” Another honour arrived in late March with notification that she has been elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, entitling her to add the coveted RCA designation after her name. The official ceremony takes place May 29 in Vancouver.

Susan Point: Coast Salish Artist, a 144-page, soft-cover book edited by curator Gary Wyatt with photography by Kenji Nagai, was published in 2000. With 62 full-colour and 21 black-and-white reproductions, the book celebrates her emergence as a major artist on the Northwest Coast. “Coast Salish art is relatively unknown to most people today,” she says in the introduction. “I am trying to revive traditional Coast Salish art – and also attempting to educate the public to the fact that there was, and still is, another style of art indigenous to the Northwest Coast.” Born in 1952 at Alert Bay, B.C., Point has lived all her life on the Musqueam First Nation Reserve in Vancouver near the mouth of the Fraser River, where she has developed her unique style using precious metals, serigraphs, wood block prints and acrylic paintings. A self-taught artist, Point began her art career in 1981 with engravings on bracelets, rings, pendants and earrings. Her uncle, an anthropologist at UBC, encouraged her to investigate traditional Coast Salish art forms. Over the next Ravens and Moon Spindle Whorl, whorl 25" diamedecade she began blending ter, spindle 30" in length, base 27.75" diameter, height: 20" (including base). Photo courtesy Coastal colours and exploring other Peoples Fine Arts Gallery techniques such as foil embossing, paper casting, linocut printing and lithography, pushing the boundaries of precision and colour while keeping within the traditional parameters of Coast Salish art. In the 1990s Point began creating large-scale three-dimensional art in materials such as glass, bronze, wood, concrete, polymer, stainless steel and cast iron. Her large-scale public works led to collaborations with developers, architects and theatrical productions – her work greets visitors to Vancouver International Airport and her sculptures, paintings and banners grace hospitals, corporate offices, colleges and universities. With her art now encompassing a diverse range of materials and styles, Susan Point is successfully reviving the past for future generations. Her work can be found in numerous galleries including Coastal Peoples Fine Arts, Spirit Wrestler, Eagle Spirit, The Inuit and Douglas Reynolds galleries in Vancouver, and Canada House Gallery in Banff.

Aboriginal Achievement Award in Arts and Culture

Rod Chapman is a contributing editor to Galleries West

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Eric Cameron: springs eternal rofessor Cameron looks every inch the part of a tenured faculty member at the University of Calgary. In class and in public Cameron favours tweed jackets, conservative ties and striped button-down shirts. When he speaks it is in the measured, refined accent of academe, traces of his native England present even after 35 years on Canadian soil. In the privacy of his studio at home, however, the artist emerges. Stripped to the waist, kneeling in front of his latest piece, Cameron pushes the boundaries of art. In the process he has created a remarkable body of work that in March of this year earned him a coveted Governor General’s Award in Visual and Alice's Rose-is-a-rose-is-a-rose, 1996-2001, acrylic gesso and acrylic on rose, Media Arts. 15.3 x 64.8 x 21.6 cm, The Nickle Arts Museum. Photo by John Hails At the core of his work to date are his Thick Paintings, a series in which everyday objects – it might be a book of matches, a packet of sugar, a film canister or a head of lettuce – are transformed into surprising new forms through the process of applying hundreds, even thousands of layers of acrylic gesso. He paints first one side, allowing it to dry, then the other side, repeating the process over and over again. Two halfcoats grey. Two half-


coats white. It’s a daily ritual, one that delivers him into a meditative trance in which he “remembers how to do it in the muscles of the arm, rather than in the mind.” The process often continues for years, even decades, until the piece takes on a life of its own. To one work, Thick Painting: Lettuce, he has applied more than 9,500 half-coats of gesso since 1979. “When I started doing my thick paintings almost exactly 25 years ago, I discovered they didn’t get thick very quickly,” he says. “What did happen is that they started going their own way – I was continually surprised by the strange behaviour of the material I was working with.” The significance of new forms arising from ordinary objects continues to fascinate the artist, but these days his work is taking on another dimension. In a new Exposed/Concealed: Laura Baird IV (412), 1994-1995, acrylic series called Heavy gesso and acrylic on film canister, 9 x 12 x 10 cm, collecPaintings he takes ordition of the artist. Photo by David Brown, University of nary springs purchased Calgary, COM / MEDIA from Canadian Tire, covers them in layers of gesso and suspends them over mirrors using an elasticized string. “The effect is of denying gravity, of reflections within reflections producing a strange sort of space that is something like the notion of eternity,” he says. Eric Cameron’s work is housed in the collections of numerous Canadian galleries and museums including Calgary’s Nickle Arts Museum and the Glenbow Museum.

2004 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

Springs Eternal (500), (detail), 2001, acrylic gesso and acrylic on spring, 38 x 5 x 4 cm, collection of the artist. Photo by David Brown, University of Calgary COM / MEDIA

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Process Painting: Red, Yellow and Blue on White, 1968, oil on canvas, 45.72 x 45.72 cm. Photo by Douglas Sharpe

Rod Chapman is a contributing editor to Galleries West



Ian Wallace: urban concepts e’s more than just an artist. Ian Wallace is known equally well for being an art historian, teacher, writer and a founding member of the internationally renowned photo-based art movement called the Vancouver School. This year, Wallace became one of six recipients of the $15,000 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in recognition of his distinguished career. The jury citation for Wallace’s win states in part: “His role in the development of conceptual art in Vancouver and his years as a teacher of art history, at the University of British Columbia and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, have had a wide-ranging influence on students and artists alike.” Wallace acknowledges the importance of his teaching and art history career. “Teaching was really part of my artistic practice,” he said at a press conference at the Catriona Jeffries Gallery which has represented his work for the past 10 years. Wallace says Clayoquot Protest II, 1993, photolaminate and ink monoprint with acrylic on canvas, 1.51 x 1.12 m. his art history training gave Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo courtesy Catriona Jeffries him the tools to articulate his Gallery, Vancouver artistic vision and that of the Vancouver School to an interBELOW: Poverty, 1982, eight canvases, silkscreen and national audience. acrylic on canvas, 1.8 x 7.7 m. Photo courtesy


In the 1960s, Wallace was taught by one of Vancouver’s pioneering conceptual artists, Ian Baxter. Wallace later taught Jeff Wall and Rodney Graham although the teacher-student relationship soon evolved into an artist’s gang. “We were fairly close in age,” says Wallace. “We wanted to make art together.” And so they did, creating a body of work that is synonymous with Vancouver and which put the city on the international art map. “I’m half modernist abstract painter and half photo-conceptualist,” says Wallace of his large photo and paintbased works. His recent works show images of urban landscapes with glass skyscrapers towering above people, cars and signs. And although these big-city streetscapes symbolize the relaImage/Text, 1979, hand-coloured black and white photograph, 2.72 x tionship between individuals and the archi5.46 m. Vancouver Art Gallery. tectural superstructures around them, Wallace Photo by Tim Bonham, courtesy says his work is more than that. Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver “I’m not just making nice pictures. Nor do I only focus on themes. Form and colour are important too. I use paint as an abstract support in my work and to show that it’s a painting and I’m working from that tradition.”

2004 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

Beverly Cramp is a Vancouver-based freelance writer.

Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

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Elegant expressions BY BRIAN BRENNAN eorge Mihalcheon, modest to a fault, has always referred to himself as a Sunday painter. Others see his contribution as being considerably more noteworthy. After more than half a century of Sundays, this gentle softspoken 79-year-old has produced a small but well-regarded body of work described by art historian Nicholas Roukes as always elegant in concept and expression. Calgarians have an opportunity to see some of that work featured through May at Virginia Christopher Fine Art, along with work by Mihalcheon’s one-time teacher Luke Lindoe, as part of the gallery’s Alberta Icons series. Gallery proprietor Virginia Christopher says she decided to combine the work of the two artists in the show because both had a long and significant association with what is now the Alberta College of Art & Design, and both had an important influence on the art scene in Western Canada. She is particularly impressed by Mihalcheon’s dedication to art making over the years “despite the lack of applause, audience or bucks for it.” Mihalcheon studied painting with Lindoe at the ACA after he had served his country during the Second World War as an airborne trainee and prison camp guard. Born in Boian, Alberta, a Romanian farming settlement 80 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, Mihalcheon was exempted from military service until 1944 because the federal government considered agricultural labour important to the war effort, and he had barely finished his training when the war ended. He took advantage of post-secondary education funding for veterans to parlay a boyhood interest in sketching and painting into a four-year diploma course at the college. His practical reason for studying art was that he wanted to become a commercial illustrator. However, because he studied with George Mihalcheon with a the likes of 1994 painting, Victory Garden Lindoe, Illingworth Series, 5' x 6', Alberta (Buck) Kerr, Foundation for the Arts Stanford Perrott, collection.


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Gorky. “I had never even seen a Gorky Stan Blodgett and other artistic icons of the painting,” Mihalcheon says. “It was a period, it was perhaps inevitable that compliment in some ways, but in other ways Mihalcheon would learn more than how to it could have been damning because I didn’t draw an advertisement for Maclin Motors or know what the comparison was.” Alpha Evaporated Milk. Lindoe particularly Mihalcheon experimented with several influenced him: “I picked up some of his different styles over the years, from action brush strokes.” painting to hard-edge design, collage and a Mihalcheon graduated with his post-painterly, semi-abstract mode of diploma in 1950, landed a job as a graphic expression that art historian Roukes has artist with the Stewart Bowman McPherson compared to advertising and poster art. advertising agency in Calgary, and spent Every stylistic shift was triggered, Mihalcheon the next 10 years working in that field as a says, by a desire not to stand still: “After a commercial artist and art director. He also couple of years pursuing one direction, I felt did a few paintings for his own artistic as though I should change. I picked up satisfaction, joining the Alberta Society of about four or five different directions during Artists and participating with former ACA the 35 or so years that I did art, always classmates Roy Kiyooka, Ron Spickett and changing because I felt the need to depart Greg Arnold in a four-man show at from what I was doing. I eventually came Toronto’s Hart House. But the demands of back to a kind of realism, and did paintings his job and other commitments left little based on Calgary.” More recently, he has time for painting for pleasure. “Doing been working in a semi-abstract mode with commercial art was a tremendous lot of City Park Series #24B, 1997, acrylic on canvas, 77" x 57" landscape forms, specifically the landscapes pressure – go, go, go with deadlines every of fields and flowers. day. Then I got married and had two kids Mihalcheon retired from the ACA in during that period, and also built a house, 1987, two years after the institution finally doing a lot of that work myself.” separated from the provincially run Southern Aside from the no-time-to-paint factor, Alberta Institute of Technology to become an Mihalcheon also felt restricted in his artistic autonomous art and design school. It had development by the fact that Calgary been a long slog, Mihalcheon recalls. For 25 lacked a civic art gallery where emerging years, the ACA had been a college in name local artists might be exposed to only, just another department under the SAIT international art. “It wasn’t until Time umbrella, and Mihalcheon was always front magazine started doing some articles that and centre in the movement pushing for we could see what was going on in New autonomy. “Yes, we were agitators,” he says. York and other places. Beyond that, we “We were trying to get an independent were really shut in with very little Field/5, 1998, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48" school, to get the college out of the closet, exposure.” but it was difficult. They kept telling us we His wife, the former Jean LaPointe, is a weren’t there to do art, we were there to Saskatchewan-born ceramicist who moved teach. So we were civil servants.” to Calgary in the 1950s to study at the ACA. George was rooming at the In recent years, Mihalcheon has maintained an informal connection time with Greg Arnold, a left-handed artist, and Jean – who is also leftwith the college as lecturer emeritus, and he continues to work at his art, handed – came to learn from Arnold how to do calligraphy. “That’s how making pencil sketches of the fields and prairie blossoms that exist in his we met,” George says. “She said afterwards that she never learned imagination, and converting them into acrylics on canvas. Arthritis has calligraphy.” They now have four children and six grandchildren, and slowed his movements and eye operations have temporarily kept him work side by side in adjoining studios in the basement of their spacious away from his brushes, but he is still working away, continually creating, Silver Springs bungalow. improving and touching up. “That sky is a bit dull,” he notes as he In 1960, Mihalcheon left advertising to teach art at the ACA. He inspects the landscape currently sitting on his easel. “I have to brighten it remained there for the next 27 years, eventually moving into management up.” The work may sometimes be done, but it is never really finished. as operations supervisor and continuing education coordinator. During this period he began to do more painting – landscapes, still life and George Mihalcheon is represented in the collections of the Alberta figurative work – but soon discovered that he couldn’t get into juried College of Art & Design, the Calgary Civic Art Collection, the University of exhibitions as a realist. “Even Buck Kerr got rejected; you had to paint in Alberta, Fathers of Confederation Gallery in Charlottetown, PEI, the New the international style. So I made the jump into abstract expressionism Brunswick Museum, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Art Gallery of even though I had very little exposure to it.” Windsor and the Art Gallery of Peterborough. He is still amused by a comment made by the New York critic Clement Greenberg, who came to Calgary in the early 1960s and evaluated the work of local artists. Greenberg said that two artists, Brian Brennan is the author, most recently, of Boondoggles, Bonanzas, and Mihalcheon and Ken Sturdy, were painting like New Yorkers and that Other Alberta Stories, published by Fifth House Ltd. His profiles of Western Canada’s distinguished senior artists appear regularly in Galleries West Mihalcheon’s action paintings were similar to those done by Arshile Summer 2004 Galleries West 35




Diary of a Media Arts Trekker BY KARI MCQUEEN

Alex Fong

Hubert Nanzer

MAY 6 – 14

JUNE 3 – 11

GALLERY ARTISTS July - August including

Constance Bachmann

As program coordinator for Calgary’s EMMEDIA, Kari McQueen knows it’s important to stay in touch with what’s happening in the bigger world of media arts. “Doing this from my desk has its limitations,” she notes. So, on December 21, she embarked on a Canada Council sponsored monthlong rail journey, visiting media arts centres, administrators and artists first-hand. She shares her travel diary with Galleries West.

TORONTO, December 26, 2003 I went to Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, to see the Artist Interface Device (AID) created by the AID Group. AID is a microprocessor used in creating electronic art installations that respond to non-digital stimuli like people. AID is “open source,” meaning anyone can download the schematics for free. If you can’t buy it, make it. GATINEAU, December 30, 2003 Alexandre Castonguay, artistic director of and I met to discuss web-based art in his “kitchen office.” Don’t let Artengine’s lack of a physical presence fool you – this is a very credible site. Artengine is an incorporated non-profit artist-run Internet site that supports creation and dissemination of the media arts. This is also a rich resource for free/shareware. HALIFAX, January 3, 2004 Went to the Khyber Centre, where Dean Gallant, interim

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coordinator of the Khyber Digital Media Centre (KDMC) showed off Khyber’s five exhibition spaces, the club, and KDMC. The Khyber personifies the collaborative mind-set of Halifax, where all manner of artists co-exist and flourish. Christmas at the Khyber, a CD produced at KDMC, is a great example – it outsold all other Christmas albums at Sam’s record store (90 copies). MONTREAL, January 6 - 12, 2004 As rumoured, Montreal is a hotbed of cultural happenings. Like the arts in other cities, digital and traditional are melding together, often erasing fixed

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boundaries between disciplines. All centres offer training in various areas, house production and post production facilities, and provide diverse exhibition programs. Again, the do-it-yourself and open-source philosophy of sharing knowledge and resources is prevalent. I visited Vidéographe, Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV), Société des arts technologiques (SAT), and Gallerié Oboro, and met with Andrée Duchaine, general director and curator of Groupe Molior. Vidéographe and GIV are similar to EMMEDIA in Calgary – with the exception that GIV’s mandate focuses on works by women, and both are Canadian distributors of video and media works. I viewed two hours’ worth of new acquisitions at Vidéographe, which reinforced the fact that the advent of digital technology has greatly increased the sophistication of

artistic productions. Andrée Duchaine and I discussed a project involving Cosycorner software. This tool enables artists to broadcast up to eight images and/or

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audio simultaneously on the Internet. The best news? Images and sound can be manipulated in near-real time, giving viewers the power to become co-creators. Perform locally, be seen internationally. The Société des arts technologiques (SAT) and Oboro are both involved with the creation and exhibition of digital art. Like Artengine, Oboro has a strong web presence with projects like and a net gallery. They also host an impressive production facility. SAT creates outlets for artists with programs for exchange between industry, scientific and arts communities. Both centres provide a wide variety of exhibition opportunities, from youth hip-hop culture to installation works to virtual projects. WINNIPEG, January 15 - 16, 2004 Fortunately, Winnipeg’s centres are only a five-minute walk from one another. In two

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days I packed in visits to Video Pool, Urban Shaman, MAWA, Aceartinc, the Winnipeg Film Group and Cinématheque. Many centres and the Cinématheque share a home in Artspace, a renovated turn-of-thecentury building in the heart of the Exchange District. Winnipeg has a rich and active arts community with a strong grassroots flavour. Tight

budgets make the three R’s golden (recycle, reduce, reuse). By the time I reached Video Pool I was delighted to discover that all centres seem to have one room devoted to old technology that no one can bear to part with. It’s common to see a studio strewn with the components of obsolescence next to the newest gadgets. Video Pool and the Winnipeg Film Group are the primary distributors for the prairie region. There is typically no cost to the artist to submit work – these are valuable resources, under-utilized by Alberta artists. EDMONTON, January 17 - 19, 2004 My last steps off VIA Rail platforms led me to Edmonton’s Film and Video Society of Alberta (FAVA) for the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA/AAMI) Prairie Region Convergence. Over 20 representatives from regional media centres gather to share resources, hold round tables and view work like the annual compilation, Prairie Tales. Besides the national organization IMAA/AAMI, Alberta is also the only province (except Quebec) to have cultivated a regional voice with the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS). The websites of both societies are valuable gateways to access what is going on in the media arts in Canada. After my return to Calgary it became clear that media arts centres and artists have much in common, despite vastly different locales. All centres are exceptionally dedicated to arts practices old and new, where “let’s try” replaces “no” wherever possible. Even Canada’s arctic region has a burgeoning media arts scene, although I have yet to see it first hand…

Kari McQueen is program coordinator at EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society in Calgary. She is also co-coordinator of the Calgary Underground Film Festival. She extends her thanks to Canada Council for supporting this research trip. EMMEDIA is a non-profit arts centre that provides access to high quality electronic tools, education and services for artists, and maintains public media arts exhibition programs, archives and other resources. Summer 2004 Galleries West 37


A travelogue of talented artists and where they are showing this summer

ROD CHARLESWORTH In the world of Rod Charlesworth, vibrant patches of colour and the rugged terrain of the western landscape capture a uniquely Canadian cultural identity. “It really is the landscape that has molded our young culture,” the artist says. This genius loci or ‘spirit of place’ is the pervasive element that runs through the two thematic streams of Charlesworth’s work: bold, richly coloured and textured landscapes and whimsical, wintry scenes of children at play. His vision is both poignant and playful, expressing delight and joy in the promise of this land. Charlesworth grew up British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, where he continues to live, work and raise a family. By the age of seven, he had demonstrated the powerful fascination for drawing and painting that led him to become one of Canada’s most collected landscape painters. He studied at Okanagan College, initially experimenting with surrealism and then embracing impressionist work. Although acknowledging his education and technical training, 38 Galleries West Summer 2004

Rod Charlesworth: North of Fort Saskatchewan, 2004, oil on canvas, 32" x 48"

Charlesworth still considers himself a self-taught artist, finding the creative slipstream of artistic process to be very personal, emanating from deep in the soul. Charlesworth moves beyond analytical representation and synthesizes the beauty and raw power of the Canadian landscape, trying to evoke feelings and emotions. He uses colour as a structural tool to bring out what is essential in terms of light and dark, cool and warm, laying down oil on canvas in thick, broad, lyrical strokes. Pacific Gallery of Saskatoon, 306-373-0755, presents Canadian Colours, new work by Rod Charlesworth, May 29 to June 15. Charlesworth is also represented by: Adele Campbell, Whistler; Birchwood Gallery, Yellowknife; Canada House Gallery, Banff; Hampton Gallery, Kamloops; Harrison Galleries, Vancouver; Jenkins Showler, White Rock; Lloyd Gallery, Penticton; Tutt Street Gallery, Kelowna; Wallace Galleries, Calgary, and West End Gallery in Edmonton and Victoria. – LEE BALE

NOBORU KUBO Frost melts and runs in calligraphic rivulets along the sides of vessels. Ice crystals catch the morning spark, and a glazed bowl suddenly gleams with iridescence. Fresh shoots and new forms poke heavenward from the sleep of dark, black earth. The eternal cycling and turn of seasons anticipates the newest work by Alberta potter Noboru Kubo. Kubo is a

the art ark gallery Engaging Contemporary Art

Glenn Clark May 13 - Jun 6 Ted Smith Mar 18 - May 10

Cory Fuhr Jun 10 - Jul 25

Michael Hermesh Jun 10 - Jul 25

fourth-generation Japanese artist who has long Ceramic works by carved out a home and legacy in Edmonton. Noboru Kubo. The unique pressure of bearing this bloodline of tradition and expectation fuses his ceramic work with an exacting sense of discipline, reverence and respect that pays homage to ancestors, yet also wilfully breaks free, exploring original and independent territory. Inspired by his surroundings, Kubo’s clay works claim their genesis from both bamboo and prairie. A show of Kubo’s pottery entitled Genesis II runs May 8 to 22 at Evergreen Gallery in Spruce Grove, 780-962-6222. Snowbird Gallery, Edmonton, The Gallery on Main, Lacombe, The Croft, Calgary, and Naikai Gallery on Salt Spring Island also represent Kubo. – LEE BALE

Bill Laing Jul 29 - Sep 6

PATRICK AMIOT Quebec-born Patrick Amiot made his reputation as a sculptor working in ceramics. He is known for his brightly coloured, surprisingly detailed ceramic caricatures of everyday people, like the waitress at a neighbourhood diner, and famous sports figures. The Montreal Canadiens’ hockey team has been a favourite subject. Amiot now lives with his family in the Russian River area north of San Francisco where his interests in ecology have led him into the world of what some call “trash sculpture.” During the last six years, Amiot cut up found materials such as discarded auto parts, bicycles and washing machines and recycled this “trash” into life-size sculptures of various characters that caught his eye. More recently, Amiot has started using ceramics again and this work will

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be shown at Vancouver’s Buschlen Mowatt Gallery May 19 to July 4. “Patrick is a great portraitist in ceramics,” says gallery owner Barrie Mowatt. “He has a way of capturing ordinary people doing ordinary things while making both the people and the activity iconic.” – BEVERLY CRAMP



Patrick Amiot: Joe Montana, mixed media, 21.5" tall.

REPRESENTING: Diane Brunet Bill Duma, R.C.A. Madison Hart Ron Hedrick Andrew Kiss H. E. Kuckein Lise Lacaille Dongmin Lai Claude Langevin A.M. Crosby Christine Reimer Jonn Einerssen Louise Lauzon Rod Charlesworth ...and others

Since childhood, says Caroline James, she has been fascinated by composition, “by the effect of various combinations of lines and shapes and colours in a given volume of space.” From its earliest expression – obsessively rearranging furniture in her family home – that fascination gave way ultimately to the MFA program

at the University of Saskatchewan. There she entered an intense period of reevaluating the process of painting, exploring ideas of authentic markmaking and automatism. Her concentration on process is integral to her work today. Her canvases bear layers of paint, patches of exposure, spontaneous strokes and textures that embellish, together with marks Caroline James: I Dream of Rain, made with drawing media. Combining formal 2003, mixed media compositional discipline with what she calls an and oil on panel, “aggressive, intuitive and gestural process,” her 48" x 48" fluid abstractions beckon the eye toward figures that emerge, momentarily, from obscurity and then recede. James’ work can be seen at LindaLando Fine Art in Vancouver through the summer, 604-266-6010. She is also represented by Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton; Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg; Collector’s Choice, Saskatoon; Artspace, Calgary; Fran Willis Gallery in Victoria and Robin Atlas Fine Art Consulting, Seattle. – JENNIFER MACLEOD

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PHILIP GRAY Born in Vancouver just 21 years ago, Philip Gray has already established a place for himself in the world of Northwest Coast art. A member of the Killerwhale/Eagle Clan of the Tsimshian people of British Columbia, and also part Cree, Gray has grown up celebrating his heritage through dance, drumming and song. In 1999, he began carving under the mentorship of artists Michael Dangeli and Gerry Sheena. With an expanding artistic repertoire, Gray works in alder, cedar, boxwood and dogwood creating masks, bowls, poles, carved panels, sculptural pieces and steam bent boxes, and painting drums. “His attention to detail and the perfection of his pieces is amazing,” says Peter Lattimer of Lattimer Gallery, who places Gray solidly among a select “new wave” of leading, under-30-yearold Northwest Coast artists. “He puts 110 percent into every piece,” says Lattimer. “He has great passion for his work.” Gray’s artwork is highlighted Philip Gray: Raven this summer at Lattimer Gallery, Vancouver, Transformations, 2004, 604-732-4556, and is also found at the Inuit yellow cedar with Gallery of Vancouver and Hill’s Native Art, cedar rope, 26" in diameter. Vancouver. – JENNIFER MACLEOD






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Harold Lyon is a master at reproducing the subtle qualities of light and mood on canvas. His subject matter ranges from landscape and wildlife to ranches, portraits and floral still life, although he is best known as a painter of western scenes. Born in 1930, Lyon attended the Meinzinger School of Art in Detroit and the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. He taught art on his

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own CBC television series, then worked in advertising and as an illustrator for the Hudson’s Bay Company in Calgary. While living in Calgary in 1965, Lyon turned to painting full time. His work is characterized by dynamic brushwork and vivid colours layered with authenticity, originality and bravura. His paintings make viewers feel as if they are glimpsing a single frame in a technicolour action sequence. Lyon lives with his wife Katherine in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they operate Lyon Gallery. Lyon’s work is represented in Kelowna by Hambleton Galleries and in Calgary by Gainsborough Galleries, 403-262-3715, where an exhibition entitled Harold Lyon takes place August 7 to 14. – ROD CHAPMAN


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Trees can seldom be described as having personalities, but Celia Meade’s trees have a frank, open gaze that immediately engages the viewer. Pared down to rounded strokes of green on straight trunks against clear blue skies, some in elegant rows and some standing on their own, Meade’s trees represent nature in its simplest form. The Calgary-based artist spends a lot of time in parks with her dog, and from that she seeks to “capture a fraction of the beauty that trees have to offer.” Her canvases complement the geometric, brightlyCelia Meade: lit space of Deborah Herringer Kiss’ new Small Round Tree, 2001, oil gallery. Herringer Kiss says that Meade’s trees on panel, 12.5" x 13.25" have attracted a lot of attention from other artists. The paintings, she says, are a reminder that “trees are not fodder for paper and cardboard boxes, pine dressers and Popsicle sticks.” A graduate of the MFA program at the University of Calgary, Celia Meade has work in public and private collections including Fairmont Hotels and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. See her work at an exhibition in June at the Herringer Kiss Gallery in Calgary, 403-228-4889. – JILL SAWYER

MANDY BOURSICOT Mandy Boursicot was born in Hong Kong to a French father and Macanese mother and grew up in Vietnam, Switzerland and England. Her influences, derived from her mixed

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parental heritage, constantly changing geographic environment and varying education systems, are truly cross-cultural and even fragmented. Although she excelled early on in art, she pursued a business career for 17 years before reclaiming her early artistic promise and entering Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Working within the still life genre, her canvases reflect a hybrid quality, the very essence of her own being. Her representations of Asian-influenced objects, such as teapots and lacquer screens, are portrayed in the Western tradition of classical realism. However, she shatters the illusion of Western space with planes of flat pattern based on Eastern brush painting, moving from upright easel painting to horizontal calligraphy in a single passage. An exhibition of Boursicot’s work runs May 1 to 15 at Agnes Bugera Gallery in Edmonton, 780-482-2854. She is also represented by Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver. – LEE BALE

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Humour, visual puns and a slightly sardonic edge are consistent elements in the work of Jefferson Little. “I’ve always done work involving text,” he says, “soothsayings, soundbites pulled from pop music, a poetic/pop hybrid that’s fun and accessible.” Through his narrative approach, Little draws us into a mini play Jefferson Little: where we make associations and create our Metered Muse, 2004, own little drama, like children playing in the kinetic light box. sandbox. In his paintings, and now in the constructions he calls “kinetic light boxes,” Little’s visual vocabulary favours toys and characters with a post-WWII appeal. “Play is central to my aesthetic,” he confirms. Neither a preacher nor a technophobe, Little feels that his work taps into a common nostalgia for the simple, romanticized view of future technology represented by post-war era toy rocket ships and airplanes. Little’s playful light boxes, which are activated by the viewer to reveal backlit images, along with a selection of paintings and plexiglass pieces, are on view May 7 to 25 in a show entitled Metered Muse at Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, 306-569-9279. – JENNIFER MACLEOD

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TOM SUTTON-SMITH Tom Sutton-Smith’s dynamic personality is reflected in the vibrant colours that bring vitality to his portraits, still lifes and prairie-scapes. Whether rendered in oil, acrylic or watercolour, luscious colours are central to his compositions. Snapping prairie vistas with a disposable camera as he travels in the summertime, he paints the results throughout the short days of winter. While the rest of the province is trapped in a seemingly never-ending bleakness, Sutton-Smith is bathed in the rich hues of his subjects. Born in Bathgate, Scotland, he attended Edinburgh College of Art and moved to Canada in 1981, exhibiting and selling subsequently in both Scotland and Canada.

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Tom SuttonSmith: Furrowed Field, 2000, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36"

Sutton-Smith is vice-president and creative director of McKim Communications in Winnipeg. His paintings are available through The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Rental Gallery, the Nunavut Gallery and the Ken Segal Gallery, all in Winnipeg. Tom Sutton-Smith’s solo show at the Pavilion Gallery Museum in Winnipeg, 204-888-5466, runs June 14 through August 13, and features a mix of his prairie landscapes and portraits. – JANICE ROSEN

OLDRICH KULHANEK The precision and grace with which Oldrich Kulhanek executes images of the human form reveal the artist’s mastery of anatomy. Educated in Czechoslovakia during the 1950s at the Art School of Prague, Kulhanek’s work reflects his classical European training. Most of his works are lithographs that beautifully demonstrate sinewy body mass and sensuous line quality. In addition, he creates large-format drawings depicting massive bodily forms. Incorporated within some of Kulhanek’s compositions are allusions to early European science and mythology. Other works contain references to 19th century symbolism, although just as many lack a historical context. Kulhanek has described his purpose as giving an account “of oneself, one’s time, the place where one lives, and of the soul of one’s contemporary man.” Oldrich Kulhanek: Indeed, his compositions are riddled with Life in Spiral, lithograph, psychological drama, a result, perhaps, of his 1996, 69.4 x 49.1 cm own experiences involving arrest and suppression by the Czech Communist regime when earlier etchings were deemed too provocative in their bold erotic and political expression. Oldrich Kulhanek’s work is featured in August at Euro Art Gallery, Victoria, 250-381-8115. – SUZANNE MIR



Pam Weber has explored various artistic endeavours throughout her career, including printmaking, graphic design, textile printing and animation. All of these interests have coalesced in the bold and illustrative acrylic paintings she now favours. Working on tile, mat board, paper and canvas using generous daubs of colour, Weber focuses on simple, domestic scenes – a blue table; sun-dappled Adirondack chairs; a bright red armchair in a cozy corner – and more recently landscapes of patchwork-like hills and fields. Each colourful element is imbued with heaps of personality. At any second, it seems, her cheerful scenes will spring to life in an animated cartoon. Picturemaking, says Weber, is a way to express her Pam Weber: Les Maisons, 2003, acrylic on acid-free reaction to the paper, 30" x 22". natural changing rhythms of her life. “The work is devoid of angst. It possesses simple, appealing shapes, calmness of space, vibrant colours, a touch of whimsy, and an overall harmony.” Weber’s work shows May 8 to 22 at Fosbrooke Fine Arts, Calgary, 403-294-1362. Her paintings are also found at Artnest Gallery, Calgary; Rowles & Company, Calgary and Edmonton; and Gallery on Main, Lacombe. – JENNIFER MACLEOD

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DEBORAH DANELLEY Winnipeg’s mid-summer sun is the perfect foil for the dense colour and line found in Deborah Danelley’s mixed media collages. Incorporating the rich brown, saffron and red of tannin-dyed teabags, gold foil, paper money, and shredded text, she offers her popular richly layered panels, in addition to more austere prints pulled from found objects. Danelley’s diverse skills have grown from a strong printmaking background; she incorporates found objects as subject and object, inking them directly, or turning them into quietly striking sculptural pieces. With a studio in Winnipeg’s famous Exchange Deborah Danelley: District, Danelley is easily able to scrounge untitled, 2004, tea bags, through its many vintage stores for miscellaneous papers, 14 inspirational objects. Born and raised in 1⁄4" x 14 3⁄4"

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LATTIMER GALLERY Thunder Bay, Danelley has spent her adult life in Winnipeg. After graduating in 1997 from the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, she delved into a mix of sculpture, printmaking and bookmaking. Danelley’s solo show at The Lion and the Rose Gallery in Winnipeg, 204-452-5350, runs August 5 through 29. Her work is also found at the Oak Leaf Gallery in Chemainus, B.C. – JANICE ROSEN


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Cranbrook artist Joseph Cross displays an ardour for the outdoors in his richly hued oils and pastels. Broad sweeps of nature as well as bold, close-up encounters with brilliant flowers are represented in his portfolio, all radiant with sunlight or basking in a sublime golden glow. “Creating connections with our surroundings provides an opening for us to reside in the peacefulness of our inner nature,” says the artist. Indeed, a human presence is either implied as awestruck observer of the natural environment or depicted as active participant, with fly fishers, campers and boaters populating many works. In October 2003, Cross was elected a Signature Joseph Cross: Happy Toes, Happy Mind, Member of the Pastel Society of Canada. In 2003, oil on canvas, 2002 Pastel Artist International Magazine 30" x 36" featured a seven-page article on his work, and International Artist Magazine featured him in “Master Painters of the World: Canada Showcase.” Cross’s work is found at: Webster Galleries, Calgary; ArtistaNiche, Cranbrook; The Centre Gallery, Kelowna; Lloyd Gallery, Penticton; Art Effects Creative Framing, High River; Avens Gallery, Canmore; Editions Galleries, Banff. Cross is exhibiting in Mountain Moments, June 5 to 30 at Webster Galleries, 403-263-6500. – JENNIFER MACLEOD

The drawings and paintings of Jane Everett explore portraiture, figures and the landscape. Through each genre, she investigates the emotive qualities of light and shadow and memory’s role in perception and recollection. Currently, Everett casts her eye to the waters of Mission Creek in her home of Kelowna, British Columbia. Her oil paintings peer into the surface and depth of the creek. The reflections, water ripples and spawning salmon create a recognition in the viewer of that moment in their own contemplation when the complexity of the surface of the water becomes as important as that which lies beneath. This work is part of a group exhibit, Landscape & Memory: Six Okanagan Artists, first presented

Jane Everett: Requiem II, 2002, oil on canvas, 30" x 40"

Still Life with Blue Chair

at Calgary’s Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, and then at Kelowna’s Art Ark. The exhibit travels to the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan in Penticton, 250-4932928, and shows July 9 through September 4. Everett is represented by Art Works Gallery, Vancouver; Hampton Gallery, Kamloops; The Art Ark, Kelowna; and Herringer Kiss Gallery in Calgary. – HEATHER HAWKSHAW


In his intense use of oil paint, it is obvious that Pieter Molenaar admires the Old Dutch Masters of his home country. But there’s




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MICAH GALLERY 110 8 Ave SW, Stephen Ave Walk Calgary, AB T2P 1B3 T. 403-245-1340 F. 403-245-1575 The gallery specializes in unique First Nations art and jewellery from across North America. Featured artists include Ernie Whitford, local

wood carver; Nancy Dawson, West Coast jeweller; Ernie Scoles, Cree painter; as well as a large selection of Navajo sandpaintings, Inuit soapstones and traditional and contemporary turquoise jewellery. Mon to Wed 10 am - 6 pm, Thur - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Seasonal hours may be in effect, please call. MIXED EMOTIONS ART GALLERY 850 16 Ave SW Lower Level Calgary, AB T2R 0S9 T. 403-244-8123 F. 403-229-9687 Calgary’s most eclectic art gallery. Featuring artists from around the world. Mixed Emotions Art Gallery showcases contemporary painting, medieval armour, vintage motorcycles and bronze sculptures. (Watch for the opening of their new location at 514 11 Ave SW in mid-2004.) Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. MYKEN WOODS FINE ART 1235 26 Ave SE 2nd lvl Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-606-8414 Presenting “The Wall of Small” intimate, passionate small paintings by mid-career artists in the gallery. New artists Jim Etzkorn, Helena Hadala and Cherry Deacon join Paresh Athparia, Amy Loewan, Morley Hollenberg, George Koller, Jimmy Golden, Lap Lam, Chu Hon Sun, John McDowell, Liu Landing, Ferdinando Spina and Catherine Huang Tam. Fri 4 pm - 9 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. NEWZONES GALLERY 730 - 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 Representing leading names in contemporary art: Joe Andoe, Michael Batty, Ross Bleckner, Jack Bush, Cathy Daley, Tom Dean, Suzan Dionne, Greg Edmonson, Evelyne Brader-Frank, John Hall, Brad Harms, Christopher Kier, Ben Macleod, Don Maynard, Donald Sultan, William Perehudoff, Colleen Philippi, Don Pollack, David Robinson, Pat Service, Kevin Sonmor, Michael Walker, Barry Weiss, Jeroen Witvliet, et al. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 722 - 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 Focuses on national and regional contemporary Canadian paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture; also shows contemporary American prints. Exhibitions change monthly featuring established and emerging artists along with themed group shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. PHOTOSPACE GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-289-5434 PORT GALLERY 1003-4515 Macleod Tr S Calgary, AB T2G 0A5 T. 403-225-6104 F. 403-255-6233 Recently opened with over 6000 square feet on the second floor of the Port On Macleod building, this gallery represents several local artists as well as many of national and international recognition. Includes the “air force” collection of Taylor prints from the former Heritage Gallery. Mon to 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 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






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STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY 2nd level, Bow Valley Square III, 251, 255 - 5 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 3G6 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981 Specializing in fine art orginals by distinguished Canadian artists of national and international acclaim for 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.

VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 222 Riverfront Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0A5 T. 403-263-4346 F. 403-262-9644 Dealer since 1980 in major works by established Canadian contemporary artists. Recently joined by R.J. Sinden as art consultant and artbook dealer. Solo and group exhibitions change monthly. Diverse inventory of original paintings, sculpture, hand-dyed silk, works on paper, and ceramics. Works by David Alexander, Maxwell Bates, Terry Fenton, Les Graff, Douglas Haynes, Luke Lindoe estate, Leslie Poole and other important Canadian artists. Wed to Fri noon - 6 pm, Sat - 5 pm, Sun 4 pm.

THE PETERS GALLERY 100-500 6 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0S2 T. 403-269-3475 F. 403-269-3475 Established in 1993, this eclectic gallery represents important traditional and contemporary Canadian artists featuring quality original works of art... paintings, sculpture, glass and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and the seasoned collector to make informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. TRÉPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 A progressive and friendly commercial gallery specializing in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international art. In addition to representing well-known senior and mid-career artists, the gallery also maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of

WALLACE GALLERIES 500 - 5 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 Specializes in Canadian contemporary original art. Features some of Canada’s leading artists including Ted Godwin, Kenneth Lochhead, Vivian Thierfelder, Alain Attar, 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 Since 1980, Webster Galleries Inc. has been a leading specialist in stone sculpture and offers a large collection of Inuit sculpture, oils, watercolours, bronzes, pencil works, ceramics and hand-pulled prints within 10,000 square feet of gallery space. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 1 pm - 4 pm.

Cooperative Galleries ARTPOINT GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1139 - 11 St SE Calgary, AB T2G 3G1 T. 403-265-6867 F. 403-265-6867 Housed just behind the CPR tracks in Ramsay, the gallery is home to over 30 artists and members of the Point Studio Society. Exhibitions change every three weeks, with more artwork inside and outside studios. Artwork ranges from painting to sculpture; photography to textiles. Turn E from 8 St onto 11 Ave SE and follow, gravel road. Thurs & Fri 1 pm - 4 pm, Sat 11 am to 4 pm, or by appointment. Major cards accepted. CENTENNIAL GALLERY 133- 125 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0P6 T. 403-266-6783 A unique, artist-run gallery offering excellent quality representational, impressionistic and abstract art work since 1975 — paintings in all media, hand-pulled prints, wall hangings, and functional and decorative pottery and handblown glass, all by local artists who work at the gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Thurs till 8 pm (also Mon from May to Oct). East end of the Calgary Tower complex, opposite Glenbow Museum. Public Galleries ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE GALLERY 1221 2 St SW Calgary, AB T2R 0W5 T. 403-245-5662 F. 403-244-3911 Located in the heritage Memorial Park Building, the Alliance Française of Calgary offers a wide range of exhibitions in its new gallery. It promotes the visual arts and their multicultural aspects as an important expression of French civ-

ilization and also facilitates cultural activities offered in conjunction with French language classes. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 5:30 pm; Sat 9:30 am - 1 pm. ART GALLERY OF CALGARY 117 - 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1B4 T. 403-770-1350 F. 403-264-8077 GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 The colourful history of Canada’s West comes alive at Western Canada’s largest museum. Discover the diverse people, stories and events that shaped this region. Glimpse the world beyond Western Canada through special exhibitions and their own eclectic, international collections. Daily 9 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm. Adult $14; Sen $10.50; Stu $9; under 6 free; family $43.75. Glenbow Shop open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur till 9 pm. ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682 LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8 Calgary, AB T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 Situated on 80 acres of rolling foothills 15 minutes southwest of Calgary, the former home of landscape painter A.C. Leighton represents 50 years in Canadian landscape painting. Changing exhibiSummer 2004 Galleries West 51

S O U R C E S tions and workshops on painting techniques for various skill levels from beginners to accomplished artists. Located south on Macleod Tr to Spruce Meadows Tr west to 37 St (Hwy 773) and south (then west and south) to 266 Ave W (bottom of big hill, west and south on winding road) to Leighton Centre. Museum entrance 50 yds south of Centre. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. MARION NICOLL GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7625 F. 403-289-6682 MUSEUM OF THE REGIMENTS GALLERIES 4520 Crowchild Tr SW Calgary, AB T3E 1T8 T. 403-240-9723 F. 403-686-1280 THE NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM University of Calgary, 434 Collegiate Bd NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-7234 F. 403-282-4742 A broadly focused public gallery that is an integral part of the University of Calgary. 18 to 24 exhibitions per year focus on contemporary western Canadian art and on numismatics, reflecting the museum’s two major collections. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thur to 9 pm, Sat 1 pm - 5 pm (May through Aug, Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm only).



TRIANGLE GALLERY OF VISUAL ART 104-800 Macleod Tr SE Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403-262-1737 F. 403-262-1764 Dedicated to the presentation of contemporary Canadian visual arts, architecture and design within a context of international art, the gallery is engaged in the advancement of knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices through a balanced program of visual art exhibitions to the public of Calgary and visitors. Admission fee: Adults - $2.00; Senior/Students $1.00; Family - $5.00; Members of the Triangle Gallery - Free. Annual Membership - $25.00. Free admission on Thursdays. Tues to Fri 11 am 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.

CAMROSE, AB Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 1 888 672-8401 Fresh, vibrant and alive describe both the artwork and the experience when you visit this recently restored gallery. You will discover a diverse group of both emerging and established artists all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am 5 pm. Or by appt. CANMORE, AB Commercial Galleries ELEVATION 1309 204-709 Main St Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 Housing the works of more than 20 visual artists, Elevation 1309 Gallery exhibits a constantly changing array of painting, jewellery, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, ceramic and glass. Artists range from emerging to established, all working with some elements of contemporary style. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. (Closed Mon in shoulder seasons.)

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THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 Established in 1980, the gallery features original paintings, both abstract and representational, primarily by local artists, along with fine jewellery and other works in a variety of media including glass, clay and metal. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. (Closed Mon in shoulder seasons.) THE CORNER GALLERY 705 Main St, Box 8110 Canmore, AB T1W 2T8 T. 403-678-6090 Toll Free: 1 800 649-7948 Original works by Canadian artists — Elaine Fleming, Mike Svob, Tinyan, Min Ma and Vilem Zach. Paintings, pottery, bronze, soapstone, jade, photography and raku. Custom framing. Daily 11 am - 6 pm. Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 COCHRANE, AB Commercial Galleries FERNTREE GALLERY & FRAMING 2-505 1 St W, Box 366 Cochrane, AB T4C 1A6 T. 403-932-7335 F. 403-932-4711 STUDIO WEST BRONZE FOUNDRY & ART GALLERY PO Box 550 205 - 2 Ave SE, Industrial Park Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7 T. 403-932-2611 F. 403-932-2705 Original bronze works both finished and in progress at Canada’s largest sculpture foundry. Free tours of the lost-wax methods of bronze casting. Also paintings, western prints, Pioneer Women’s Museum, artifacts and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, evenings by appointment and call (403) 932-2611 for weekend hours. In Cochrane, 15 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A. WESTLANDS ART GALLERY 118 - 2 Ave W Cochrane, AB T4C 1B2 T. 403-932-3030 F. 403-932-7810 Canadian First Nations rare and original works, Inuit and aboriginal soapstone sculpture, plus Alberta landscape photographs, raku and functional pottery, metal work and coppersmithing and stained glass from local artisans. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. In Cochrane, 15 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A. DIDSBURY, AB Commercial Gallery GILDED GALLERY 104-2034 19 Ave (Box 2004) Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 T. 403-335-8735 F. 403-335-8736 Specializing in original works by emerging artists of central Alberta, the gallery also offers limited edition prints, giclées and custom framing, and portrait commissions by Sharon Dunbar. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. DONALDA, AB Public Gallery DONALDA GALLERY FOR THE ARTS 5002 Main St Donalda, AB T0B 1H0 T. 403-883-2255 A crossroads for art creators and art appreciators, the gallery is located in the historic Imperial Bank of Canada building with a commanding view of

LATITUDE 53 10248 106 St Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5 T. 780-423-5353 F. 780-424-9117 SNAP GALLERY 10137 104 St Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117 Established in 1982 as an independent, cooperatively-run fine art printshop, the SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists) mandate is to promote, facilitate and communicate print and printrelated contemporary production. A complete print shop and related equipment are available to members. Ten exhibitions are scheduled each year. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries AGNES BUGERA GALLERY 12310 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-482-2854 F. 780-482-2591 In the art gallery business since 1975, Agnes Bugera is pleased to continue representing an excellent group of established and emerging Canadian artists. Spring and Fall solo exhibitions offer a rich variety of quality fine art including landscape, still life, figurative and abstract paintings as well as sculpture. New works by gallery artists are featured throughout the year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment. ART BEAT GALLERY 26 St Anne St St Albert, AB T8N 1E9 T. 780-459-3679 F. 780-459-3677 Located in the Arts and Heritage District of St. Albert, this family-owned business specializes in original artwork by Western Canadian artists. Paintings in all media, sculpture, pottery, and art glass. Visiting artists and art demonstrations on the first Thursday evening each month. Home and corporate consulting. Certified picture framer. Part of St. Albert Art Walk. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 Specializes in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morriseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Joane Cardinal Schubert, Jane Ash Poitras and David Morriseau. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon 11 am - 5 pm, Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave Edmonton, AB T. 780-439-8210 F. 780-435-0429 This storefront gallery and studio, in the Mill Creek area of Old Strathcona, features the work of Edmonton artist Christl Bergstrom. Over the summer, the gallery will feature a series of oil paintings celebrating Edmonton’s centennial in October 2004. The gallery also displays other recently completed work on a variety of themes including still lifes, portraits and nudes. Mon to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat by appt. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335

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ELECTRUM DESIGN STUDIO & GALLERY 12419 Stony Plain Rd Edmonton, AB T5N 3N3 T. 780-482-1402 F. 780-482-1347 EVERGREEN GALLERY 2-20 McLeod Ave Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3Y1 T. 780-962-6222 F. 780-962-6247 Established in 1995, the gallery presents origional artwork by western Canadian artists such as Mel and Fran Heath, Karen Findlay, and Frances AltyArscott and pottery by Noboru Kubo, bronze sculpture by Roy Leadbeater, soapstone carvings by Roy Hinz and glass Art by Martha Henry and Jeff Holmwood. Recently selected a “2003 Top 100 Art And Framing Retailer” by Decor Home magazine. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 8 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. FRINGE GALLERY 10516 Whyte Ave - lower Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4 T. 780-432-0240 F. 780-439-5447 FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K6 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-488-2952 Located in Edmonton’s gallery walk district. Since opening in 1979 the gallery has specialized in exhibiting fine art and craft by Alberta artists, with exhibitions changing every three weeks. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

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#2113 West Edmonton Mall 8770 170 Street Edmonton, AB T5T 3J7 T. (780) 444-1995 F. (780) 481-0530

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GALLERY DE JONGE 27022A Highway 16A Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3M1 T. 780-962-9505 Established in 1995 in a country setting just 15 minutes west of Edmonton, the gallery represents original fine art by Western Canadian artists such as Mary Masters, Beth Coulas and Earl Cummins. Also featured is pottery, raku work, porcelain and other one of a kind gift items for functional as well as decorative uses. Follow Stony Plain Road west 15 km past 170 Street. Mon to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

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EDMONTON, AB Artist-run Galleries In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt.

GIORDANO GALLERY Empire Building, 10080 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5J 1V9 T. 780-429-5066 Located in the historic Empire Building, the gallery has been on the art scene since 1992 featuring well-established Canadian artists such as Barbara Ballachey, Anne Billy, David Bolduc, Sylvie Bouchard, James Clare, Tony Calzetta, Alex Cameron, Adele Duck, Scott Gregory, Debra Lalonde, Mark Lang, D. Helen Mackie, Ruby J. Mah, Phill Mann, Marcia Perkins, Lupe Rodriques, Garth Rankin and Akiko Taniguchi. Wed and Sat noon - 4 pm or by appointment. LANDO GALLERY 11130 105 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 F. 780-990-1153 Edmonton’s newest commercial art gallery in the centre of Edmonton was established as Lando Fine Art in 1990 by private art dealer Brent Luebke. It will continue to provide superior quality Canadian and international fine art, fine crafts, custom framing, art leasing, appraisals and collection management. The gallery also buys and sells Canadian and international secondary market fine art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt.

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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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MURUNGO GALLERY 12505 102 Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4 T. 780-433-5504 Toll Free: 1 866 717-9485 A major piece by internationally-recognized Shona sculptor Lazarus Tandi is at the centre of a variety of stone sculptures from Zimbabwe. This import gallery prides itself on purchasing each piece directly from the artist. A selection of generally smaller specialty objects complements the sculpture. Tue to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur, Fri till 9 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY EDMONTON 2113 West Edmonton Mall, 8770 170 St Edmonton, AB T5T 3J7 T. 780-444-1995 F. 780-481-0530 Canada’s leading retailer of Inuit and Dene art from the Arctic. Specializing in soapstone carvings, tapestries, original prints, jewellery, beaded slippers and glassworks. Located on the Upper Level, Phase 1, West Edmonton Mall. Mon to Fri 10 am - 9 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 10130 103 St, Mezz Level Edmonton, AB T5J 3N9 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, scrimshaw on moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in corporate collections and gifts, the gallery offers consultation for special commissions, packaging and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 54 Galleries West Summer 2004

6 Established in 1986, the Scott Gallery features Canadian contemporary art representing over thirty established and emerging Canadian artists. Exhibits include paintings, works on paper including hand pulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am -5 pm. SNOWBIRD GALLERY Europa Blvd - West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2 T. 780-444-1024 F. 780-443-1414 VANDERLEELIE GALLERY 10183 112 St Edmonton, AB T5K 1M1 T. 780-452-0286 F. 780-451-1615 WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 Established in 1975, this fine art gallery is known for representing leading artists from across Canada — paintings, sculpture and glass art in traditional and contemporary styles. Exhibitions via e-mail available by request. Second location in Victoria. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Public Galleries ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 10186 106 St Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4 T. 780-488-5900 F. 780-488-8855 Alberta’s only public gallery dedicated to fine craft presents four exhibitions in the main gallery each

year. The Discovery Gallery features new work by ACC members. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine craft & pottery, blown glass, jewellery, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more ñ all hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS D’ALBERTA 9103 95 Ave Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 index.html HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 The Arts Centre delivers a variety of services to both artists and the community, and acts as an essential alternative site for the presentation, distribution and promotion of contemporary art. The gallery presents 10 five-week exhibitions, from local, provincial and national artists, collectives and arts organizations as well as an annual members’ show. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. MULTICULTURAL PUBLIC ART GALLERY 5411 51 St Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7 T. 780-963-2777 F. 780-963-0233 PROFILES PUBLIC ART GALLERY, ARTS & HERITAGE FOUNDATION 19 Perron St St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9349 Located in the historic Banque d’Hochelaga in St. Albert, the gallery features contemporary art, usually by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sulpture, video, quilts, glass and ceramics at both the provincial and national level. Monthly exhibitions, adult lectures and workshops “Looking at Art”, school tours, art rental and sales plus a gallery gift shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm. PROVINCIAL MUSEUM OF ALBERTA 12845 102 Ave Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 THE EDMONTON ART GALLERY 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 Founded in 1924, The Edmonton Art Gallery is the only museum in Alberta devoted strictly to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. In conjunction with a full and varied exhibition schedule, the Gallery provides lectures, talks and seminars on art and art-related issues. Tues to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm, Sat, Sun 11 am - 5 pm, closed holidays. THE WORKS GALLERY AT COMMERCE PLACE 10150 Jasper Ave, Main Floor, Commerce Place Edmonton, AB T5J 1W4 T. 780-426-2122 F. 780-426-4673 VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr Edmonton, AB T5N 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 866-421-1731 Visual Arts Alberta Association is a non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. FORT MCMURRAY, AB Commercial Gallery ARTWORKS GALLERY 9917 Biggs Ave Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1S2 T. 780-743-2887 F. 780-743-2330 Showcases paintings, bronze sculptures, glass, photography, jewellery, funky furniture, and other multimedia works. Also features Northern arts such as soapstone and wood carvings, caribou hair tuftings and birchbark bitings. Changing group exhibitions feature new works by gallery artists, including paintings by Alex Janvier, Frederick R. McDonald and Carol Breen, sculptures by Brian Clark, and various works by other Western Canadian artists. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 6 pm, Fri till 8 pm, or by appointment. Public Gallery KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979 GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB Public Gallery PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 10209 99 St Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2H3 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 Located in the restored Central Park School building, a Provincial Historical Resource, the gallery 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. HIGH RIVER, AB Commercial Gallery ART AND SOUL GALLERY 509 1 St SW, PO Box 5005 High River, AB T1V 1M3 T. 403-601-3713 Annie Froese’s working studio/gallery presents paintings in a variety of media, ceramic arts, glass, weaving, furniture and jewellery. In addition to Annie’s own pieces, many of the original works shown are by teachers and mentors or simply the work of artists she has admired. Located about 1/2 hour south of Calgary. Wed to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. JASPER, AB Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY AT JASPER PARK LODGE Beauvert Promenade, Box 1651 Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Toll Free: 1 888 310-9726 Sophisticated contemporary art — abstract impressionism to magic realism. Museum quality sculpture, stone, clay and bronze. The gallery continues to feature the paintings of Canadian icon Doris McCarthy, as well as 20 leading western Canadian painters. New works can be viewed on web site. Second location at Fairmont Chateau Whister in Whistler, BC. Daily 8 am - 10 pm.

largest selection of original art in central Alberta. Representing over 60 Alberta artists, the gallery’s selection covers a wide variety of media. Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. Winter Hours: Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. LETHBRIDGE, AB Commercial Galleries COULEE RIDGE ART GALLERY Lethbridge Centre Mall, 217-200 4 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C9 T. 403-380-2210 F. 403-380-2219 JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341 Public Galleries BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118 SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 One of Canada’s foremost public galleries, SAAG fosters the work of contemporary visual artists who push the boundaries of their medium. Regularly changing exhibitions are featured in three distinct gallery spaces. Learning programs, film screenings and special events further contribute to local culture. Gift Shop and a Resource Library. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 1 866 380-2787 UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART GALLERY W600, Centre for the Arts, 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 T. 403-329-2666 F. 403-382-7115 MEDICINE HAT, AB Commercial Gallery FRAMING AND ART CENTRE 579 3 ST SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H2 T. 403-527-2600 F. 403-529-9109 Public Galleries CULTURE CENTRE GALLERY 299 College Dr SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6 T. 403-529-3806 F. 403-504-3554 MEDICINE HAT MUSEUM & ART GALLERY 1302 Bomford Cres SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5E6 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 A wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are frequently accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Admission is free. Located adjacent to TransCanada Highway (south side), exit at the Husky Station. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm. Sat, Sun and holidays 1 pm - 5 pm.

LACOMBE, AB Commercial Gallery


THE GALLERY ON MAIN 4910 50 Ave, 2nd Flr Lacombe, AB T4L 1Y1 T. 403-782-3402 F. 403-782-3405 Located just off Hwy. 2 in the heart of Historic Downtown Lacombe, this gallery boasts the

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

Public Gallery

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S O U R C E S WATERTON LAKES, AB Commercial Galleries

located in the historic Imperial Bank of Canada building

Permanent exhibition Works by Luke Lindoe in a variety of media


GUST GALLERY 112A Waterton Ave Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535 The gallery focuses primarily on pieces by southern Alberta artists describing southern Albeta subject matter and working in a variety of media. Open daily mid-May to end-September.

Open May to October, call ahead for hours

5002 Main Street, Donalda, AB T0B 1H0

“Three Ladies” Luke Lindoe

(Just north of Stettler at Hwy 53)


On the ‘scenic route’ between Edmonton and Calgary.

Common Threads: The etchings of Irene Klar

118 - 2 Avenue W, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B2 • (403) 932-3030 (20 minutes west of Calgary) •

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

Willock & Sax Waterton Lakes National Park Gallery of Fine Art and Photography

John H.T. Snow, RCA October'69, 1969 stone lithograph, ed.36 1.866.859.2220

NATIVE ARTS Jewellery • Carvings Original Art & Prints

WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 85, 305 Windflower Ave Waterton Lakes, AB TOK 2MO T. 403-859-2274 Toll Free: 1 866 859-2220 The gallery strives to cultivate aesthetic appreciation of the natural grandeur of the environment and concern for the world by offering a thoughtful collection of fine art. Featured artist exhibits complement a broad collection in all media types and styles. Purchase plans, commissions, corporate sales, installation and world wide shipping. Daily, May 1 to Oct 31. By appointment or call for hours, Nov to April.

BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES BELLA COOLA, BC Commercial Gallery PETROGLYPH GALLERY Box 433 Bella Coola, British Columbia V0T 1C0 T. 250-799-5673 F. 250-799-5675 COURTENAY, BC Public Gallery COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 367 4 St Courtenay, BC V9N 1G8 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287 INVERMERE, BC Commercial Galleries BAVIN GLASSWORKS 4884A Athalmer Road RR 3 Invermere, BC V0A 1K3 T. 250-342-6816 Established in 1988, the Glassworks is a hands-on, father-and-son, working operation with an inhouse hot glass shop, glass beadmaking shop and glass fusing shop where visitors can watch the artists work. The attached gallery displays their art and that of 37 other artists who work in glass, clay and metal. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat till 5:30 pm. (Also open Sun, mid-May to midSep.) THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565 KAMLOOPS, BC Commercial Gallery

250-717-8235 115-1295 Cannery Lane Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 56 Galleries West Summer 2004

HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 101-125 4th Ave Kamloops, BC V2L 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 Public Gallery KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St

Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-828-3543 F. 250-828-0662 KELOWNA, BC Artist-run Gallery ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PO Box 5090 Stn A 421 Cawston Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 8T9 T. 250-868-2298 F. 250-868-2896 Commercial Galleries ART ARK GALLERY 135-1295 Cannery Lane Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-862-5080 F. 250-862-5049 A spacious contemporary art gallery featuring paintings, sculpture, mixed media, artist prints, photography and fine crafts. The gallery showcases the diversity and skill of accomplished and established artists and provides a venue for introducing exceptional emerging ones. It is comprised of six exhibition spaces with shows changing monthly. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. GEERT MAAS SCULPTURE GARDENS AND GALLERY 250 Reynolds Road Kelowna, BC V1V 2G7 T. 250-860-7012 F. 250-860-0494 HAMBLETON GALLERIES 781 Bernard Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 6P6 T. 250-860-2498 F. 250-868-4841 Since its establishment in 1964, the Hambleton has provided an extraordinary showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works presently grace many national and international private and corporate collections. In its heritage setting, owners Stewart and Tracy Turcotte have added ceramics, wood carvings and bronze sculpture to complement the paintings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. TURTLE ISLAND GALLERY 115-1295 Cannery Lane Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-717-8235 The gallery has a stunning selection of Northwest Coast wood carvings including ceremonial masks, totem poles, talking sticks, plaques, and bentwood style boxes and a few Cree and Ojibway artists’ works from eastern Canada. Also stone carvings, jewellery, original paintings and limited edition prints both contemporary and traditional. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm (Summer only: extended Thur, Fri till 8 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm). TUTT STREET GALLERY 9-3045 Tutt St Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 Visitors will find outstanding original Canadian art works by regionally and nationally-acclaimed artists — in oils, acrylics and water colour, as well as magnificent steel sculptures. There is an exciting variety of work from representational to abstract, to suit all fine art preferences. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm or by appt. Public Gallery KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3 T. 250-762-2226 F. 250-762-9875 Founded in 1976, the gallery serves the central Okanagan Valley with a variety of exhibitions and education programs for all ages. The new 15,000

square foot facility, opened in 1996, offers three gallery spaces. The Treadgold/ Bullock Gallery, The Reynolds Gallery and the Rotary Courtyard. Admission: members free, individual $4, senior $3, student $3, family $8, children under 12 free, Thur 3 pm - 9 pm by donation. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm Thur till 9 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. NANAIMO, BC Commercial Gallery GALLERY 223 223 Commercial St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G8 T. 250-741-1188 F. 250-741-0868 Whether it’s a classic coastal landscape or something funky by innovative and engaging new artists, Gallery 223 offers a fresh approach to enjoying fine art — an extraordinary selection of original paintings, ceramics, glass, wood carvings and stone sculptures in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Artist’s studios, art education facilities, an art supplies store and custom framing. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. (Also Sun from Apr - Sep.) OLIVER, BC Commercial Gallery HANDWORKS GALLERY 9932 350 Ave Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 T. 250-498-6388 F. 250-498-6388 Experience handmade objects that demonstrate the sensuousness of wood, the elegance of paper, the ruggedness of clay and the magic of glass. This new gallery is located in the former Catholic church across from the Post Office just off Hwy 97 in the South Okanagan wine country. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Fri till 8 pm, Sun Noon - 4 pm. (Reduced hours Jan - Mar.) PENTICTON, BC Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF THE SOUTH OKANAGAN 199 Front St Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 PRINCE GEORGE, BC Public Gallery TWO RIVERS GALLERY OF PRINCE GEORGE & REGION 725 Civic Plaza Prince George, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-614-7800 F. 250-563-3211 Toll Free: 1 888 221-1155 SALMON ARM, BC Commercial Gallery TEYJAH’S ART DEN 825 Lakeshore Dr SW Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4 T. 250-833-0907 F. 250-833-0907 SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC Commercial Galleries BLUE HORSE FOLK ART GALLERY 175 North View Dr Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1A9 T. 250-537-0754 Folk art animals, paintings, furniture, raku ceramics. The home and studios of artists Paul Burke and Anna Gustafson. Not to be missed. J. MITCHELL GALLERY 3104 Grace Point Square, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 Representing 40 Island contemporary artists and artisans distinguished by the quality of their work and their fresh, innovative approaches to the diverse range of media in which they work. Monthly solo shows feature outstanding original works including many that achieve beautiful blends of form and function. Mon to Sat 10 am 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 3 pm.

JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 3-110 Purvis Lane Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S5 T. 250-537-1589 F. 250-537-9766 Toll Free: 1 800 474-6705 The largest gallery on the island, located on the water’s edge, is the charming setting for popular island artist, Jill Louise Campbell. Her impressionist paintings of the American Southwest, Europe, Pacific Northwest and now Tibet, are collected by thousands of clients each year. Open daily year round with extended summer hours 9 am - 10 pm. LANDING PARTY FINE ART GALLERY 2191 North End Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1E1 T. 250-537-8447 Toll Free: 1 800 371-6444 A gallery where whimsy co-exists with elegance. Experience the unique work of internationallyknown artists Julia and Mark Lucich in a tranquil Salt Spring setting. View the renowned Party Animal series, award-winning portrait & figurative paintings and remarkable floating sculptures. Mar to Dec, Wed to Fri and Sun 11 am - 4 pm or by appt. MORLEY MYERS GALLERY & STUDIO 7-315 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-537-4898 F. 250-537-4828 The gallery shows the progression of earlier works of stone to Morley Myers’ latest bronze creation. In the lower level studio you can see and visit with the artist at work on his next piece. His work is influenced by cross-cultural indigenous art forms. Represented by Thunderbird Gallery on Salt Spring Island and Avenue Gallery in Victoria. Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm or by appt. NICOLA WHESTON STUDIO AND GALLERY 5-315 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2X4 T. 250-537-4922 Contemporary figurative and landscape paintings. Wed to Sun 11am - 4:30 pm. PEGASUS GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART Mouat’s Mall, 1-104 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-2421 F. 250-537-5590 THUNDERBIRD GALLERY 3105-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-8448 F. 250-537-9233 Toll Free: 1 877 537-8448 Since 1992 Thunderbird Gallery has specialized in the contemporary Northwest Coast art and the very best of Salt Spring Island’s world class art community. As the Island’s second oldest fine art gallery they have built their reputation one collector at a time. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm. Special Events SALT SPRING STUDIO TOUR Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1H3 F. 250-538-0336 Since 1991 this self-guided tour has welcomed visitors to enter the studios of over 30 diverse artists and craftspeople with work ranging from funky to elegant, all in the relaxed, beautiful setting of Salt Spring Island. Enjoy a “virtual” tour through the website, and then visit for the real experience. A map is available from the Visitors’ Center and all island accommodations.

GREATER VANCOUVER, BC Artist-run Galleries ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 206 Carrall Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 T. 604-689-2907 F. 604-689-2907 ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912 GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196 GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073 HELEN PITT GALLERY 882 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5 T. 604-681-6740 F. 604-688-2826 OR GALLERY 103-480 Smithe St Vancouver, BC V6B 5E4 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302 WESTERN FRONT GALLERY 303 E 8th Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1 T. 604-876-9343 F. 604-876-4099 Commercial Galleries AARON ROSS GALLERY 204-1540 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-876-6610 F. 604-876-1196 Paintings by major Canadian and American masters of the 19th & 20th century. Featuring fine contemporary artists. More than 22 years experience, purchasing and selling fine art, leasing, appraisals and collection management. The gallery creates custom art for casinos, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and the movie industry, utilizing giclÈe printing. Database of 120 artists. Mon to Sat 11 am - 8 pm. AION ART GALLERY 2315 Main St Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9 T. 604-879-9900 F. 604-879-9570 The gallery promotes local representations and ongoing exchanges with partner galleries in Germany and Brazil. It shows artists from Vancouver and across Canada, as well as from Europe, the USA and South America. The flexible space accommodates art exhibitions, artist talks and round table discussions, dance and music performances, poetry readings and book launches. Tues to Sat noon - 6 pm.

SIDNEY, BC Commercial Gallery

AMATI ART GALLERY B6-4255 Arbutus St, Lower Level Arbutus Village Square Vancouver, BC V6J 4R1 T. 604-736-9813

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

APPLETON GALLERIES 1451 Hornby St Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8 T. 604-685-1715 F. 604-685-1721

ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 1 800 663-0341 Representing dynamic contemporary Canadian and International artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles including original canvases, sculptures, monoprints and limited editions. Feature exhibitions change monthly. Conveniently located in the entertainment district on the edge of Yaletown. Deliver locally and ship worldwide. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. ATELIER GALLERY 2421 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-732-3021 BALOGH & MITCHELL GALLERY 1 East Broadway Vancouver, BC V5T 1V4 T. 604-879-3545 The gallery is a showcase for new-Canadian painter Edit Balogh but also exhibits works in a variety of media by local and internationally-recognized artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 BEL ART GALLERY 3053 Highland Blvd North Vancouver, BC V7R 2X4 T. 604-904-0907 F. 604-904-0907 BJORNSON KAJIWARA GALLERY 1725 W 3rd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-738-3500 F. 604-738-0204 The former Third Avenue Gallery is co-directed by Michael Bjornson and Sherri Kajiwara, representing emerging and established, contemporary Canadian artists. It exhibits visually stimulating art, emanating from leading edge, creative thinking and expression. Exhibition emphasis is on artists who express visual and intellectual poignancy, creatively and aesthetically. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Dr West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 An eclectic gallery owned by Mary Southerst and Richard Buckland. Mary opened her first gallery in Vancouver in 1972 and since then has been managing galleries both in Spain and Vancouver. Their aim is to hang quality art without too high a price tag. The gallery represents 12 artists, many with international roots. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm, Sun noon to 5 pm. BUSCHLEN MOWATT GALLERY 1445 West Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6G 2T3 T. 604-682-1234 F. 604-682-6004 A leading gallery of contemporary Canadian and international art, opened in 1979, Buschlen Mowatt has earned a global reputation for showcasing some of the world’s most esteemed artists, for producing museum calibre exhibitions and for distinguishing emerging talent. A second location opened in Palm Desert, Ca in 2001. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Summer 2004 Galleries West 57


CASCATA GALLERY 1536 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-730-9117 One of seven galleries located in the Waterfall Building near Granville Island, Cascata Gallery presents paintings, prints, collages, ceramics and glass art by several artists including Jeanne Krabbendam, John Liang, Jutta Kaiser, Marion Harding, Pnina Granirer, Yoo Hyling Gill, Kris Browesky and T.K. Chung. Wed to Sun noon - 5 pm or by appointment. CATRIONA JEFFRIES GALLERY 3149 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3K1 T. 604-736-1554 F. 604-736-1054 CENTRE A,VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 849 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W2 T. 604-683-8326 F. 604-683-8632 CH ART GALLERY 323 Jervis St, Coal Harbour, Escala Vancouver, BC V6C 3P8 T. 604-688-3269 F. 604-688-3269 CHARISMA GALLERY 33339 S Fraser Way Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B2 T. 604-852-3999 F. 604-852-3315 Toll Free: 1 866 852-3999 Founded in 1983, the gallery shows a wide selection of original artworks and limited edition prints by Canadian and international artists. Owner Rod Bishop is pleased at the development of a West Coast style of art and notes its emergence in the collector community. He has an ongoing commitment to connect the artist with the collector in a relaxed atmosphere. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm. COASTAL PEOPLES FINE ARTS GALLERY 1024 Mainland St Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248 COVAN ART GALLERY 3778 W 10th Ave Vancouver, AB V6R 2G4 T. 604-225-0388 F. 604-225-0399 DIANE FARRIS GALLERY 1590 W 7th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-737-2629 F. 604-737-2675 DOCTOR VIGARI GALLERY 1312 Commercial Dr Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6 T. 604-255-9513 DORIAN RAE COLLECTION 410 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5 T. 604-874-6100 DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY 2335 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-731-9292 F. 604-731-9293 DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1558 West 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 58 Galleries West Summer 2004 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading Contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the International playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as International. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt. EAGLE SPIRIT GALLERY 1803 Maritime Mews (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC T. 604-801-5205 Toll Free: 1 888 801-5277 ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2243 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611 ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 1540 W 2nd Ave, The Waterfall Building Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 Former Ballard Lederer Gallery features Canadian fine art representing contemporary artists and historical masters. Art dealer Ted Lederer prides himself on the standard and diversity of work the gallery carries, their innovative programs and excellent service, providing “in-house” art consultations and an art rental program available to private and corporate clients and the entertainment industry. Tues to Sun 10 am - 6 pm and by appt. ENVISION GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 monnysenvisiongallery/index.html Located next to the MAG gallery, the Envision has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by such local artists as Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto and Ruth Lowe working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464 FEDERATION GALLERY 1241 Cartwright St Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7 T. 604-681-8534 The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island offers sale, exhibition and gallery rental opportunities to members. New exhibitions are usually scheduled every two weeks throughout the year. Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm (mid-May - Aug), 10 am - 4 pm (Sep - mid May). GALA GALLERY 1771 Marine Dr West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J5 T. 604-913-1059 Representing some twenty internationally-recognized artists from regions not yet extensively covered by art dealers and where exciting discoveries are still possible. The focus is on works of timeless quality, not on what may be fashionable today, chosen from many different styles, primarily for their aesthetic values. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. GALLERY JONES 1725 W 3rd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216

HARRISON GALLERIES 2932 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-732-5217 F. 604-732-0911 Family owned and operated with over 35 years’ experience in the art community, representing the art of renowned regional and internationally-recognized artists. They carry an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary paintings between their locations in Vancouver and Calgary. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. HAVANA GALLERY 1212 Commercial Dr Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 T. 604-253-9119 F. 604-253-9181 HEFFEL GALLERY LTD 2247 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-6505 F. 604-732-4245 HILL’S NATIVE ART 165 Water St (Gastown) Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7 T. 604-685-4249 F. 604-637-0098 For more than 50 years, Hill’s family business has provided a glimpse into the spiritual expression and traditional myths of master artists of the Northwest Coast. From locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and Koksilah, they claim to be North America’s largest Native Art gallery representing more than 1200 artists. Open daily 9 am - 9 pm. HOWE STREET GALLERY OF FINE ART 555 Howe St Vancouver, BC V5C 2C2 T. 604-681-5777 F. 604-605-8577 Home for two distinct art forms: the “International Fine Art Collection” features paintings, bronzes & etchings by artists who evoke the timeless qualities of beauty in works spanning classical methods of creation and contemporary themes; a separate “Soul of Africa Collection” exhibits sculpture from leading Zimbabwean artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 6 pm. IMAGES FOR A CANADIAN HERITAGE 164 Water St Vancouver, BC V6B 1B2 T. 604-685-7046 F. 604-682-1910 Toll Free: 877-212-8900 INUIT GALLERY OF VANCOUVER 206 Cambie St Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9 T. 604-688-7323 Toll Free: 1 888 615-8399 Presenting Canada’s foremost collection of masterwork Inuit art and exceptional Northwest Coast Native art since 1979. A tradition of presenting important exhibitions of Canadian 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. ITTEN GALLERY 301-1540 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-733-7067 JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445 JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY 2928 Granville St

Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964 KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444 LAMBERT’S GALLERY & SHOP 2492 West 41 Ave Vancouver, BC V6M 2A7 T. 604-263-1111 The gallery offers a variety of artwork — from colourful, stylized still lifes to realistic landscapes as well as sculptures, glassworks and furniture in a warm and friendly environment. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appt. LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 The unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse encourages browsing of their large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well-known native artists as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm. LINDALANDO FINE ART 2034 W 41 Ave Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y8 T. 604-266-6010 F. 604-266-6010 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. MAG 2675 W 4th Ave Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 monnysenvisiongallery/index.html This gallery of long-time collector, Monny Nahoum is located next door to the Envision Gallery. It features mixed media pieces by Alix Hirabayashi and the vibrant paintings of Roman Rozumnyj as well as works by a variety of other artists. Mon to Sat 11 am - 6 pm. MARILYN S. MYLREA STUDIO ART GALLERY 2341 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2450 F. 604-736-2458 MARION SCOTT GALLERY 481 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 2X6 T. 604-685-1934 F. 604-685-1890 MARSHALL CLARK GALLERIES 1625 56 St Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2B7 T. 604-943-6033 F. 604-943-8830 Marshall Clark Galleries, just minutes from Vancouver, has evolved into one of BC’s favourite galleries. Featuring original work by local and internationally recognizable artists, the beautifully displayed environment is impressive in selection and comfort. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm

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MICHEL BLAIS GALLERY 900 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4 T. 604-688-4520 F. 604-688-4530 Toll Free: 1 800 404-2122 MONTE CLARK GALLERY 2339 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-730-5000 F. 604-730-5050 NEW-SMALL & STERLING GLASS STUDIO 1440 Old Bridge Rd (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-681-6730 F. 604-681-6747 ONEPOINTSIX GALLERY 878 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5 T. 604-684-0478 F. 604-684-0488 PETER OHLER FINE ART 2095 W 44 Ave Vancouver, BC V6M 2G1 T. 604-263-9051 Dealing pimarily in quality historical Canadian fine art for more than 40 years. PETLEY JONES GALLERY 2235 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-5353 F. 604-732-5669 Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th and

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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. PHTHALO GALLERY 1068 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9 T. 604-689-2787 F. 604-684-8244 PORTFOLIO GALLERY 863 W Hastings St, Terminal City Club Tower Vancouver, BC V6C 3N9 T. 604-801-6928 F. 604-801-6860 RENDEZ-VOUS ART GALLERY 671 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 2E5 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466 This vibrant gallery in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown shopping and financial district represents more than 40 talented Canadian artists, some of whom are exclusive to Rendez-vous. Contemporary and traditional paintings and sculptures are displayed in an atmosphere conducive to viewing fine works of art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. ROMANOV GALLERY 900 West Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 T. 604-687-6968 F. 604-687-6286 SIMON PATRICH GALLERIES 2329 Granville St

Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-733-2662 F. 604-733-2282 SOPEL FINE ART 327 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6C 1Z7 T. 604-689-8844

TIFFIN NEELY GALLERY 15567 Marine Dr White Rock, BC V4B 1C9 T. 604-536-9764 Promoting exceptional Canadian and international artists who create with passion and dedication. Exhibiting a unique perspective and a clear sense of signature in their work. Thur to Sun and holidays 11 am - 8 pm and by appointment.

SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 8 Water St Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116

TRACEY LAWRENCE GALLERY 105§1529 W 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1 T. 604-730-2875 F. 604-730-2834

SPIRITS OF THE NORTH 2327 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-733-8516 F. 604-733-2282

UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 800-730-8825

STATE GALLERY Upper Floor, 1564 W 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-632-0198 F. 604-632-0151

VERGE GALLERY 152 East 8 Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 1R7 T. 604-873-8478 F. 604-873-8479

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

WESTBRIDGE FINE ART 1737 Fir St Vancouver, BC V6J 5J9 T. 604-736-1014 F. 604-734-4944

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

WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 1 877 974-4278 Summer 2004 Galleries West 59

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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

MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1827 F. 604-688-1851

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

PEMBERTON STUDIOS 6-1583 Pemberton Ave North Vancouver, BC V7P 2S4 T. 604-454-1475

LA GALERIE DU CENTRE 1551 West 7 Ave, Le Centre Culturel Francophone Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-736-9806 F. 604-736-4661

STUDIO BLUE 1494-4 Old Bridge St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-725-9612 Public Galleries ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 asianctr/index.html BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 60 Galleries West Summer 2004

MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 PENDULUM GALLERY 885 W Georgia St Vancouver, BC T. 604-872-6991 F. 604-876-5374 PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 T. 604-986-1351 F. 604-986-5380 RICHMOND ART GALLERY 180-7700 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9

T. 604-231-6457 F. 604-231-6423 The Richmond Art Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in BC and Canada. Through excellence in exhibitions and education, the RAG strives to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. Mon to Fri 9 am - 9:30 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. SURREY ART GALLERY 13750 88 Ave (in Bear Creek Park) Surrey, BC V3W 3L1 T. 604-501-5566 F. 604-501-5581 VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 VERNON, BC Cooperative Gallery GALLERY VERTIGO 3001 31 St - upstairs Vernon, BC V1T 5H8 Offering visual artists and their audiences an informed and dynamic forum for the production and presentation of new works in a comfortable and accessible environment. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. Public Gallery VERNON ART GALLERY 3228 31st Avenue Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096 To advertise your gallery in Sources, please call 403234-7097 (from Calgary) or toll free 866-697-2002 (elsewhere in Canada).

VICTORIA, BC Artist-run Gallery OPEN SPACE 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor Victoria, BC V8W 1E6 T. 250-383-8833 F. 250-383-8841 For over thirty years, Open Space has been a substantive entity for professional artists who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to art-making, as well as a touchstone for young and emerging artists. It reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across Canada and beyond. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries ALCHERINGA GALLERY 665 Fort St Victoria, BC V8W 1G6 T. 250-383-8224 F. 250-383-9399 For 30 years, the gallery has exhibited contemporary tribal art from Papua New Guinea and later, graphic works by Aboriginal Australian artists and premium-quality work by established and emerging First Nation’s artists of Canada’s Northwest Coast. In the South Pacific, the work of master carvers still living a village lifestyle is selected onsite by gallery staff. Mon to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 Especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, the gallery considers itself a showcase for contemporary British Columbia, Canadian and international art, serving both corporate and private collectors — those new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.


CASWELL LAWRENCE FINE ART GALLERY 1014 Broad St Victoria, BC V8W 1Z9 T. 250-388-9500 F. 250-388-9511 This gallery in the heart of historic downtown Victoria specializes in original works by artists of the Pacific Northwest. Artists represented include Ted Harrison, Paul Paquette, Andrew Wooldridge, Graham Herbert, Nicholas Pearce, Madison Hart and more. The gallery also has a fine collection of ceramics, wood and stone sculpture and jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, also Sun 1 pm - 4 pm in summer. ‘CHOSIN POTTERY 4283 Metchosin Rd Victoria, BC V9C 3Z4 T. 250-474-2676 F. 250-474-2676 From their studio set in a beautiful, award-winning garden of a renovated house from the turn of the century, Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle produce a wide range of work, mainly in high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-a-kind pieces for decoration or contemplation to an excellent selection of functional pottery for everyday use. One half hour north of Victoria via Hwy 1, Exit 10 to Hwy 14 (Sooke Rd) and Metchosin Rd. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. DALES GALLERY 537 Fisgard St Victoria, BC V8W 1R3 T. 250-383-1552 F. 250-383-1552 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 FRAN WILLIS GALLERY 200-1619 Store St Victoria, BC V8W 3K3 T. 250-381-3422 F. 250-381-7374 Victoria’s oldest and largest contemporary art gallery started in 1982 as the North Park Gallery. It was moved to its present heritage location in 1984, and re-named in 1988 when Fran Willis became the sole owner/director. They represent both emerging and established western Canadian artists of national and international stature. Solo shows change monthly, running concurrently with a continuing exhibit of artists exclusive to the gallery. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. GALLERY ON HERALD 545 Herald St Victoria, BC V8W 1S5 T. 250-480-7180 An intimate and courageous gallery located in the heart of Victoria’s Design District. The mandate is to exhibit works by artists who use traditional supports, surfaces and materials in an interesting and challenging manner. Most of the selected works are on the edge of formal artistic practices, placing them at the centre of contemporary art in Canada. Wed to Sat noon - 5 pm. HILL’S NATIVE ART 1008 Government Street Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 T. 250-385-3911 F. 250-385-5371 Toll Free: 866-685-5422

JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 636 Fort St Victoria, BC V8W 3V2 T. 250-383-6779 F. 250-383-5876 Toll Free: 1 866 383-6777 Centrally-located on Fort St in the heart of Victoria, you will enjoy the impressionist watercolours by popular Salt Spring Island artist, Jill Louise Campbell. Her impressionist paintings of the American Southwest, Europe, Pacific Northwest and now Tibet, are collected by thousands of clients each year. The gallery is open daily year round. MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 ON CANVAS 538-B Yates St Victoria, BC V8W 1K8 T. 250-385-8090 F. 250-385-8090 STARFISH GLASSWORKS 630 Yates St Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-388-7827 F. 250-388-7828 Features the work of over 40 Canadian artists with a commitment to educate the public about glass art through on-site demonstrations, educational displays and workshops. Observe glass blowers Morna Tudor, Lisa Samphire and Gary Bolt at their craft in their working gallery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 6 pm. (Closed Tues mid-Sep to mid-May.) STORE STREET GALLERY 101-1619 Store St Victoria, AB V8W 3K3 T. 250-480-7505 F. 250-480-7506 Kitty-corner from the Johnson Street bridge, the gallery offers a unique blend of original art, fine art reproductions and design-oriented home decor. Collectors of Pacific Northwest art will find original works by Arthur Vickers and Brian Scott. The gallery also features monthly exhibits showcasing talented, emerging Victoria artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5:30 pm. THE GALLERY AT MATTICK’S FARM 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 T. 250-658-8333 F. 250-658-8373 THE GALLERY AT SIXTY DALLAS 10-60 Dallas Rd Victoria, BC V8V 1A2 T. 250-658-8363 F. 250-658-8373 THE GALLERY IN OAK BAY VILLAGE 2223A Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-598-9890 F. 250-592-5528 Just a short distance from downtown in the picturesque Oak Bay Village, the gallery shows a variety of works by mostly local artists including Kathryn Amisson, Sid and Jesi Baron, Andres Bohaker, Bryony Wynne Boutillier, Tom Dickson, Robert Genn, Caren Heine, Harry Heine, Shawn A. Jackson, Brian R. Johnson, David Ladmore, Jack Livesay, Dorothy McKay, Bill McKibben, Ernst Marza, Hal Moldstad, Ron Parker, Natasha Perks. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm. THE LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY 45 Bastion Square Victoria, BC V8W 1J1 T. 250-381-2781 Toll Free: 1 800 381-2981

WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 Established in Edmonton in 1975, Dan and Lana Hudon opened a second Gallery located in the heart of downtown Victoria in 1994. Visitors are encouraged to explore and select from a wide range of styles and prices, from emerging to established artists and to purchase with confidence. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun/Holidays noon - 4 pm. WINCHESTER GALLERIES 2260 Oak Bay Ave Victoria, BC V8R 1G7 T. 250-595-2777 F. 250-595-2310 Exclusive fine art dealers handling Canadian historical and contemporary art. Opened in 1974, the gallery has been under the ownership of Gunter H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994 and in 2003 has moved to its own building in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks both here and in a second downtown gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 T. 250-384-4101 F. 250-361-3995 Home to BC’s largest public art collection, including one of Canada’s leading Asian collections, the Gallery features exhibitions ranging from Asian, historical, Canadian and contemporary art and a permanent exhibition of paintings and writings by BC’s premiere artist, Emily Carr. Admission: Adults $6, Seniors/Students $4. Mon to Sun 10 am - 5 pm. COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA G6-1001 Douglas St Victoria, BC V8W 2C5 T. 250-381-2787 F. 250-383-9155 HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY GALLERY 1150 Douglas St, 1 Bay Centre Victoria, BC V8W 2C8 T. 250-385-1311 Extn: 503 F. 250-385-9247 MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY Box 3025 Stn CSC, University Centre, B155-380 Finnerty Road Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-8298 F. 250-721-8997 The Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery houses a large and varied collection ranging from ancient Chinese artifacts to works by well known contemporary artists. It also hosts as many as 24 exhibits per year, as diverse as their collection, in two gallery locations. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. WHISTLER, BC Commercial Galleries THE GALLERY AT CHATEAU WHISTLER Fairmont Chateau Whistler Whistler, BC T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 1 888 310-9726 Sophisticated contemporary art - abstract impressionism to magic realism. Museum quality sculpture, stone, clay and bronze. The gallery features the paintings of Canadian icon Doris McCarthy, as well as 20 leading western Canadian painters. New works can be viewed on web site. Second location at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 4050 Whistler Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113

MANITOBA GALLERIES BRANDON, MB Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF SOUTHWESTERN MANITOBA 710 Rosser Ave, Suite 2 Brandon, MB R7A 0K9 T. 204-727-1036 F. 204-726-8139 Tracing its roots back to 1890, the gallery’s mission is to lead in visual art production, presentation, promotion and education in western Manitoba. Its focus is on contemporary art while respecting local heritage and culture. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. WINNIPEG, MB Artist-run Galleries ACEARTINC. 290 McDermot Ave - 2nd Flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-944-9763 F. 204-944-9101 GRAFFITI GALLERY 109 Higgins Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 T. 204-667-9960 F. 204-949-0696 PLATFORM GALLERY 2nd Floor, Artspace, 100 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-942-8183 F. 204-942-1555 THE LABEL GALLERY 510 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3C 3X1 T. 204-227-6653 URBAN SHAMAN 233 McDermot Winnipeg, MB R3B 2W8 T. 204-942-2674 F. 204-944-9577 VIDEO POOL MEDIA ARTS CENTRE 300-100 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-949-9134 F. 204-942-1555 Commercial Galleries BAYAT INUIT GALLERY 163 Stafford St Winnipeg, MB R3M 2W9 T. 204-475-5873 F. 204-284-1481 Toll Free: 888-884-6948 BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 1740 Wellington Ave Winnipeg, MB R3H 0E8 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604 Toll Free: 1 800 822-5840 Specializing in originals, prints, sculptures and bronzes, featuring a large selection of Manitoba and international artists. Art restoration and cleaning service, custom conservation framing. Insured international shipping, fine art leasing and rentals, commissions available upon request. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Wed till 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. CRAFTSPACE 237 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S4 T. 204-487-6114 F. 204-487-6115 KEN SEGAL GALLERY 4-433 River Ave Winnipeg, MB R3L 2V1 T. 204-477-4527 F. 204-992-2594 Summer 2004 Galleries West 61





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Ken Segal Gallery shows acrylics and watercolors by Roger LaFreniere and works by Winnipeg contemporary artists Bruce Hilderbrand, Lisa Horne, Miriam Kalb, Richard Palanuk, Ewa Tarsia, Mabel Tinguely, Frans Visscher, Mark Webb, Keith Wood and others in regular, ongoing exhibitions. Custom framing available at the adjacent Posters Plus Framing Gallery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. LEONARD MARCOE STUDIO SHOWROOM 580-70 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1G7 T. 204-475-5895 LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. MARTHA STREET STUDIO 11 Martha St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2 T. 204-779-6253 F. 204-944-1804 The home of the Manitoba Printmakers Association is a production space and gallery featuring limited edition graphics by artists from Manitoba and Canada. Mon to Fri 11 am - 4 pm. MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 62 Galleries West Summer 2004



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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 Retail outlet of Arctic Cooperatives, owned by the Inuit and Dene of Nunavut in the Northwest Territories. The collection includes prints and sculpture in stone, antler, bone and ivory along with wall hangings, Lorna Design jackets, crafts and jewellery. Mon to Wed, and Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur and Fri 10 am - 9 pm. NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 220 Osborne St Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Z3 T. 204-478-7223 F. 204-475-7539 SHELLEY TADMAN GALLERY 408 Academy Road Winnipeg, MB R3N 0B9 T. 204-489-3965 F. 204-488-3925 SITE GALLERY 55 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H1 T. 204-942-1618 F. 204-943-7980 Six thousand square feet of outstanding contemporary art. In Gallery One, SITE features 32 Manitoba artists in 4 group exhibitions annually. Gallery Two offers 12 one-person shows each year, and the Small Works Gallery features fine craft items at mod-


est prices. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. THE LION AND THE ROSE GALLERY 1-875 Corydon Ave Winnipeg, MB R3M 0W7 T. 204-452-5350 Discover a visual treasure of contemporary local art at this small, eclectic gallery in the trendy Corydon Avenue area. Drop in just about anytime and there's a good chance you will meet an artist or two. Monthly featured artists’ exhibits and an ever-changing variety of work, keep this unimposing gallery fresh and alive with activity. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY 266 Edmonton St Winnipeg, MB R3C 1R9 T. 204-943-2734 F. 204-943-7726 WAH-SA GALLERY 302 Fort St Winnipeg, MB R3C 1E5 T. 204-942-5121 F. 204-888-3140 WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 WOODLANDS GALLERY Winnipeg Convention Centre, 236-375 York Ave Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3 T. 204-947-0700 Extensive selection of nature and wildlife art. Manitoba artists featured with both originals and limited edition prints. Canadian and international

artists include Robert Bateman, Stephen Lyman, Terry Redlin and Trisha Romance. Insured international shipping. Cooperative Galleries ADELAIDE MCDERMOT GALLERY 318 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3A 0A2 T. 204-987-3517 MEDEA GALLERY 132 Osborne St in The Village Winnipeg, MB T. 204-453-1115 An artist-run cooperative established in 1976 featuring traditional and contemporary original fine art by Manitoba artists — oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, intaglio and serigraph prints, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Rental plan and gift certificates available. Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4pm. STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 An artist-run cooperative of potters founded in 1978. Its’ twelve members create work in a wide variety of styles and techniques, making both decorative and functional clay objects. Many of the artists have received national and international recognition. Mon - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4:30 pm. Thur til 9 pm from May to December. Public Galleries GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134 artgallery.shtml GALLERY ONE ONE ONE Main Floor, Fitzgerald Building,

S O U R C E S School of Art, UofM Fort Garry Campus Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 F. 204-474-7605 content/galleryoneoneone/info111.html LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 Provencher Boulevard St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 LA MAISON DES ARTISTES 219 boul. Provencher St Boniface, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-8360 STBCityHall/site.html MAIN/ACCESS GALLERY 121-100 Arthur St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-956-2089 F. 204-942-1555 MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675 programs/gallery PIANO NOBILE GALLERY 555 Main St Winnipeg, MB T. 204-489-2850 PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 286 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663 ST NORBERT ARTS CENTRE 100 rue des Ruines du Monastere St Norbert, MB R3V 1L6 T. 204-269-0564 F. 204-261-1927 THE MANITOBA MUSEUM 190 Rupert Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 T. 204-956-2830 F. 204-942-3679 THE PAVILION GALLERY MUSEUM INC 55 Pavilion Cres Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 T. 204-888-5466 F. 204-889-8136 With a focus on the Manitoba artist, the Pavilion Gallery showcases the work of Ivan Eyre, Clarence Tillenius and Walter J. Philips. New temporary gallery highlights the artistic accomplishments of other Manitoba artists. Shows change every few weeks. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 T. 204-942-0218 F. 204-943-2857 WINNIPEG ART GALLERY 300 Memorial Blvd Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1 T. 204-786-6641 Manitoba’s premiere public gallery founded in 1912, has nine galleries of contemporary and historical art with an emphasis on work by Manitoba artists. Rooftop restaurant, gift shop. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Wed til 9 pm.

SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES ESTEVAN, SK Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 LUMSDEN, SK Commercial Gallery LETTERBOX GALLERY 220 James Street N Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0 T. 306-731-3300 Opening May 2004, the gallery will focus initially on local and Saskatchewan-based artists and artisans while future offerings will also feature artists who live away from Saskatchewan but have roots and/or connections in the province. Call for appt. MOOSE JAW, SK Commercial Gallery YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1 T. 306-693-7600 F. 306-693-7602 Showcasing the award-winning works of Yvette Moore, her gallery features her original artwork, limited edition prints, framed artcards and art plaques along with the works of over 70 other artisans, shown amid the copper grandeur of the former 1910 Land Titles Office. Food service. Corner Fairford and 1 Ave. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun (Late May - Dec) noon - 4 pm.

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exhibitons and sales: gallery hours monday to friday 10 am to 5 pm or by appointment

PRINCE ALBERT, SK Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF PRINCE ALBERT 142 12 St W Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-953-4814 REGINA, SK Artist-run Gallery NEUTRAL GROUND 203-1856 Scarth St Regina, SK S4P 2G3 T. 306-522-7166 F. 306-522-5075


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Kris Engstrom “Bon Voyage” May 15 - June 5

Commercial Gallery ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2429 11 Ave Regina, SK S4P 0K4 T. 306-522-0997 F. 306-522-5624 Opened in the late 1970s with the goal of establishing a gallery with a strong representation of regionally and nationally recognized artists reflecting a variety of style, subject and medium. The main focus is professional Canadian artists including Allen Sapp, Ted Godwin, W. H. Webb, Brent Laycock, Louise Cook and many more. Tues to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm. MCINTYRE GALLERY 2347 McIntyre St Regina, SK S4P 2S3 T. 306-757-4323

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Kris Engstrom, “We are close, City Park” acrylic on canvas, 31.5" x 23.5"

“Summer Show” Gallery Artists July 10 - August 14 625D 1st Avenue North Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1X7 T. (306) 665-8300 F. (306) 664-4094 Summer 2004 Galleries West 63



Originals and New Releases Established in 1985 to promote the work of contemporary Saskatchewan artists. A particularly strong representation by women artists and regularly features emerging artists. Regular exhibitions in diverse media: oil and acrylic, watercolours, collages, drawings, original prints, fabric art and furniture. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

Kim Penner, Prairie Pride, acrylic on canvas

SUSAN WHITNEY GALLERY 2220 Lorne St Regina, SK S4P 2M7 T. 306-569-9279 F. 306-352-2453 TRADITIONS HANDCRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave Regina, SK S4S 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 The gallery shows the work of Saskatchewan artisans dedicated to the ‘Art of the Craft’ with art work made in time-honoured ways that reflect the artist’s skill and vision. Monthly exhibitions feature pottery, wood, fibre, metal and stained glass works. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Public Galleries

Kim Penner, Cheyenne Crossing, giclée on canvas

Artist will be at: Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Salon July 9 - 18, 2004 World Percheron Congress - Brandon, MB July 20 - 24, 2004 Spruce Meadows Masters - Equi-fair - Calgary, AB September 8 - 12, 2004 • 204-827-2717

MACKENZIE ART GALLERY T C Douglas Building, 3475 Albert St Regina, SK S4S 6X6 T. 306-584-4250 F. 306-569-8191 Excellent collection of art from historical to contemporary works by Canadian, American and international artists. Major touring exhibits. Gallery Shop, 175-seat Theatre, Learning Centre and Resource Centre. Corner of Albert St and 23rd Ave, SW corner of Wascana Centre. Open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur and Fri until 10 pm. ROSEMONT ART GALLERY Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St Regina, SK S4T 3N9 T. 306-522-5940 F. 306-522-5944 Features contemporary art with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. Exhibitions change 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 PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 12 23 St E 2nd Flr Saskatoon, SK S7K 0H5 T. 306-244-8018 F. 306-665-6568 Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 Represents primarily Saskatoon and Saskatchewan artists who create abstract and representational art. Also maintains a small collection of Inuit sculpture and estate art by various artists. Individual and group exhibitions are held throughout the year. Tues to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm.

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DARRELL BELL GALLERY 317-220 3 Ave S Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1 T. 306-955-5701 Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art with an emphasis on professional Saskatchewan artists, including David Alexander, Darrell Bell, Lee Brady, Megan Courtney Broner, Inger deCoursey, Kaija Sanelma Harris, Hans Herold, Ian Rawlinson and various Inuit artists. Media include painting, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass and ceramics. Rotating solo and group shows year-round. Tues to Sat noon - 4 pm or by appointment. PACIF’IC GALLERY 702 14 St E Saskatoon, SK S7N 0P7 T. 306-373-0755 F. 306-373-2461 Outstanding painted works by regionally and nationally acclaimed artists in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, watercolour, coloured pencil, felted wool and hand-pulled prints plus an extensive selection of handmade pottery and raku, blown and fused glass, jewellery, wrought iron furniture and handpainted art cards. Corner of Temperance, Lansdowne and 14 St E. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Public Galleries DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE University of Saskatchewan, 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8 T. 306-966-8384 KENDERDINE ART GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Dr - 2nd level Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-966-4571 F. 306-978-8340 MENDEL ART GALLERY 950 Spadina Cres E Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-975-7610 F. 306-975-7670 The gallery is charged with collecting, exhibiting, and maintaining works of art and the development of public understanding and appreciation of art. Exhibitions of contemporary and historical art by local, national and international artists include those organised by Mendel curators and curatorial consortium members, as well as major touring exhibitions from other Canadian galleries. Daily 9 am - 9 pm. Admission free.

SWIFT CURRENT, SK Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT 411 Herbert St E Swift Current, SK S9H 1M5 T. 306-778-2736 F. 306-773-8769 Features exhibitions of regional, provincial and national works of art. Discovery Tours and activities for groups, special events, receptions, conferences, music, films, readings, studio workshops and courses. Mon to Thur 2 - 5 pm and 7 - 9 pm, Fri to Sun 1 - 5 pm, Closed Sun in Jul and Aug. YORKTON, SK Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667


PRODUCTS AND SERVICES • To advertise, call 403-234-7097 or 1-866-697-2002 ARTISTS AND STUDIOS DEAN FRANCIS AT SAGEBRUSH STUDIOS Box 296, Empress, AB T0J 1E0 T. 403-565-2039 Toll Free: 1 877 565-2039 Sagebrush Studios is Dean Francis’ home/studio and a gallery housed in a renovated church, set within landscaped grounds on an acreage east of Empress, Alberta on the South Saskatchewan River. Dean’s love and understanding of the land, its light, the wildlife, and its habitat are reflected in his paintings, where he captures the prairies in a rich array of colour, shape, and texture. Refer to website or call for appt.

GEORGIA’S STUDIO GALLERY 303-1250 Comox St Vancouver, BC V6E 1K8 T. 604-669-3799 Georgia paints sumptuous floral works and portrait commissions. Her preferred media are acrylic on gallery-stretched canvas, and soft pastels. As a successful artist, former gallery and art school owner and artist representative she also consults in helping artists market themselves, new gallery owners establish their galleries, and art groups become more focused. Details on website, or call for appt.

GORDON GALENZA DESIGN STUDIO T. 403-270-4286 Contemporary work in wood. Gordon Galenza is an established artist, craftsman and designer of studio furniture, fine boxes, accessories and mixed media sculptural pieces. His work has been shown in Canada and the United States and resides in collections in both countries. Located in Calgary, Alberta. By appointment only.

KIM PENNER Box 69, Glenboro, MB R0X 0X0 T. 204-827-2717 F. 204-827-2718 Kim Penner finds continual inspiration for her beautiful acrylic paintings from all types of horses. From a portrait of a team of Belgians, to her Kentucky Quintet, inspired from the paddocks of a Kentucky Thoroughbred farm, Penner’s work offers a surprising diversity within her chosen genre. Originals, limited-edition prints and canvas transfers. Best of Show award at 2003 Calgary Stampede.

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

LANDO ART AUCTIONS 11130 105 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 F. 780-990-1153 Provides quality fine art combined with personalized customer service and professional expertise. They hold a minimum of two catalogued auctions

a year of Canadian and international fine art. Individual and corporate consignments welcome. Appraisals for insurance, donation, estate settlement, family division and other purposes. Call or email for a confidential appointment. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt.

ART GALLERY SOFTWARE ART GALLERY SOFTWARE GALLERYSOFT INC 10 Oak Ridge Drive Georgetown, ON L7G 5G6 T. 905-877-8713 F. 905-877-4811 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

ART PRESERVATION ART PRESERVATION CANADIAN CONSERVATION INSTITUTE 1030 Innes Rd Ottawa, ON K1A 0M5 T. 613-998-3721 F. 613-998-4721 “Preserving my Heritage” web site provides free information about how to care for works of art on paper, photographic material, sound recordings (including CD’s) and silver objects, among other topics. Includes online bookstore, information about appraisals, careers in art and artifact conservation, even an interactive game.

ART RENTAL ART RENTAL TRIANGLE GALLERY ART RENTAL SERVICES T. 403-612-1496 Rent and/or purchase artwork by more than 35 emerging and established professional artists from Calgary and region ranging from realist to abstract style with a wide selection of sizes and media. View and choose directly on the Art Rental Services website. Organized by Friends of Triangle Gallery in support of the gallery’s exhibition and education programs.

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

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

ART SERVICES ART SERVICES AARON ROSS GALLERY 204-1540 W 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604 876-6610 F. 604 876-1196 Paintings by major Canadian and American masters of the 19th & 20th century. Featuring fine contemporary artists. More than 22 years experience, purchasing and selling fine art, leasing, appraisals and collection management. The gallery creates custom art for casinos, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and the movie industry, utilizing giclée printing. Database of 120 artists. Mon to Sat 11 am - 8 pm.

TRIO BRONZE 105-20081 Industrial Ave Langley, BC V3A 4K6 T. 604-534-1490 F. 604-534-1492 Casting fine art since 1981 — as if it were their own. When a work leaves the foundry as a part of art history it carries with it the trace of its origin; for bronze works, their presence is their persistence of form. Also offers moulding and sculpting materials and a full range of Chavant plastilines and Synair casting supplies. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm.

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

CLASSIC GALLERY FRAMING INC 3396 Sexsmith Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7S5 T. 250-765-6116 F. 250-765-6117 Toll Free: 1 800 892-8855 High quality mouldings, liners and liner profiles are produced by utilizing the most efficient manufacturing processes combined with the care and detail that comes with creating handcrafted products. All steps of production are done inside their factory. The full range of products may be previewed on-line and are available through most fine art dealers and framers.

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

INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 1006 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 F. 403-265-8962 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 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. Sun noon - 4 pm.

OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES 1360 Johnston St, Granville Island Vancouver, BC Toll Free: 800-663-6953 Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource for art materials and information. Monthly visual arts newsletter and free ‘how to’ handouts, available in-store or on-line. Extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies — or just drop by for some creative inspiration. Other locations at 120 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver; 20484 Fraser Highway, Langley; 512 Herald Street, Victoria; 1357 Ellis Street, Kelowna; plus national mail order service.

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

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS THE JUSTINA M. BARNICKE GALLERY, HART HOUSE University of Toronto, 7 Hart House CircleToronto, ON M6C 2Y6T. 416-9788398 Located in downtown Toronto, this public art gallery is comprised of two exhibition spaces highlighting contemporary Canadian artists. Artists are encouraged to apply by the August 31 deadline for exhibitions two years in the future. Submissions are to include 10 slides/photographs (include artist name, title, medium, size and image orientation), a resumé, artist statement and a selfaddressed stamped envelope. The gallery pays CAR fees.

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

STUDIOS/GALLERIES TO LEASE STUDIOS/GALLERIES TO LEASE ART CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW Calgary, AB T. 403-508-2168 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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Exploring the Residual Landscape

Oil Fields #21, Maskina Steam Plant, Cold Lake, Alberta, 2001, Ed 2/10, chromogenic colour print, 30" x 40"

Edward Burtynsky ARTIST’S STATEMENT Nature transformed through industry is a predominant theme in my work. I set course to intersect with a contemporary view of the great ages of man: from stone, to minerals, oil, transportation, silicon, and so on.To make these ideas visible I search for subjects that are rich in detail and scale, yet open in their meaning. Recycling yards, mine tailings, quarries and refineries are all places that are outside of our normal experience, yet we partake of their output on a daily basis.

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These images are meant as metaphors to the dilemma of our modern existence; they search for a dialogue between attraction and repulsion, seduction and fear.We are drawn by desire – a chance at good living, yet we are consciously or unconsciously aware that the world is suffering for our success. Our dependence on nature to provide the materials for our consumption and our concern for the health of our planet sets us into an uneasy contradiction. For me, these images function as reflecting pools of our times.

Edward Burtynsky is a Toronto-based photographer whose work is held in museum, corporate, public and private collections nationally and internationally. He is represented in Canada by Paul Kuhn Gallery in Calgary and by Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto.

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Galleries West Summer 2004  

Vol 3 No 2 Your link to the visual arts in Western Canada

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