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Artists Represented Painters in various Mediums Alain Attar Anna Coghlan (Oct 28 – Nov 10)

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS Summer shorts — the visual arts season in Western Canada

A.Y. Jackson (second from left, standing) and Dr. Frederick

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the installation focuses on 20th century social relations and reflects often-controversial subject matter such as injustice, racial and social inequality, fanaticism and oppression. Blain is considered one of the most important artists of her generation in Québec. More info at

Banting (with pipe next to George P. MacKenzie, leader of the Canadian Government Arctic Expedition) with group on board the SS Beothic, 1927.


JACKSON’S NORTH Northern Passage: The Arctic Voyages of A.Y. Jackson, Frederick Banting and Lawren S. Harris is on display at the Art Gallery of Alberta (formerly the Edmonton Art Gallery) June 10 to September 10. The exhibit includes drawings, sketches, paintings, photographs, film and archival material drawn from Jackson’s two six-week voyages into the Canadian Arctic — in 1927 with Banting and in 1930 with Harris — aboard the RCMP supply steamer Beothic.

TRAVELING BATES The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria hosts Maxwell Bates: At the Crossroads of Expressionism April 28 to June 25. The retrospective exhibition features more than 80 works divided into chronological sections spanning the years from 1921 to 1978. Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Alberta, the exhibition has already been shown at the Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary and at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon.

after undergoing extensive renovations and upgrades. The Galt expansion, one of the most ambitious cultural projects to be undertaken in southern Alberta in the past 20 years, adds more than 13,000 square feet which, together with the renovated existing facility, will include 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, a new archives resource room, classroom, learning studio and gift shop. The grand opening coincides with Lethbridge’s week-long centennial celebrations.

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DOMINIQUE BLAIN The work of Montréal artist Dominique Blain is featured in an exhibition on display until July 9 at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Organized and circulated by the Invitation: the Quilt of Belonging is on view at the Surrey Art

QUILT OF BELONGING Canada’s diversity and vast cultural geography is reflected in Invitation: the Quilt of Belonging, a monumental textile art project on exhibit at the Surrey Art Gallery to June 25. Crafted by people from 263 aboriginal groupings and world nationalities, the quilt measures 36 metres by 3.5 metres. Coordinated by artist Esther Bryan, it is the largest and most inclusive work of textile art ever made about Canada. More info at


signed a protocol agreement for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Expected to start in 2007, the proposed degree will combine creative writing and studio arts and will be the first fine arts degree offered in northern BC. Emily Carr Institute will also launch Canada’s first Master of Applied Arts degree program in September. The Master of Applied Arts will offer three streams: design, media arts and visual arts. More info at

The University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George and the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver have

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CHINESE SCROLL PAINTINGS Tradition and Innovation in 20th Century Chinese Paintings, an exhibition running June 11 to September 3 at the Kamloops Art Gallery, brings together over 70 Chinese scroll paintings dating from the first to the last days of the 20th century. Curated by Barry Till, Asian art curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Tradition and Innovation focuses on three major themes: Romantic Landscapes; Birds, Beasts, Blossoms and Bugs; and Body and Soul.

PARK ART The City of Port Moody, BC, is partnering with local artists to enhance the experience of park visitors through the presence of artists at work. The fourth annual Artists in the Park program invites artists to work, display and sell in a number of Port Moody parks as well as at the Port

Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody Station Museum or Queen Street Plaza. The program runs from May through September. For details visit

RBC COMPETITION Deadline for entry to the 2006 RBC Canadian Painting Competition is May 14. The competition is aimed at Right: Jake's Pond, watercolour, 20" x 30", is by Ray Cattell, a participant in the watercolour symposium in Calgary this August.

Below: Huang Yongyu (b.1924): Crabs – Autumn Interest, hanging scroll, ink and colours on paper.

Your Face exhibition opening July 1. Details at


CERAMICS SHOW A Canadian contemporary ceramics exhibition May 13 to July 9 at the Esplanade Art Gallery in Medicine Hat showcases the work of 28 ceramists from across the country. The ceramics range from utilitarian pieces to mixed media installations. The exhibition is co-curated by Joanne Marion, Esplanade Art Gallery curator, and Les Manning, director of the Medalta International Artists in Residence Program, and coincides with this year’s Artists in Residence Program. An official opening presentation is scheduled for June 1. For more information visit or, or contact Joanne Marion at 403-502-8583.


WATERCOLOUR SYMPOSIUM A watercolour painting symposium

THE WORKS The 21st annual The Works Art & Design Festival runs June 23 to July 5 in Edmonton. The leading festival of its kind in North America, The Works animates one square mile of downtown Edmonton by transforming public spaces into alternative galleries. This year the festival will celebrate photography as well as the element of play in art. More info at

The Art Gallery of Ontario is accepting submissions for In Your Face, an exhibition of what the AGO hopes will become the largest presentation of portraits in the world. The presentation will be entered for consideration by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest collection of portraits ever assembled. Deadline for submission of postcardsized portraits is June 1, with the In


artists in the early stages of their professional careers. For details visit dex.html.

The Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE) happens on Granville Island in Vancouver at the Federation Gallery during the month of June and at Dundarave Print Workshop during July. Held every two years and hosted by New Leaf Editions and Dundarave Print Workshop, BIMPE is intended to facilitate international artistic exchange and to increase public awareness and appreciation for printmaking. Deadline for entries is May 15. More info at

August 20 to 25 at the University of Calgary offers artists of all levels instruction and inspiration from Canada’s top watercolour professionals. Organized by the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), the event costs $475. For information contact Liz Roberts at or 403-254-8626.

Shunda Creek by Marg Metcalf won Trout Unlimited Canada’s 2006 Artist of the Year competition. Summer 2006 Galleries West 15


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Galleries West magazine won a Members’ Showcase Award for best feature layout at the Alberta Magazines Conference in March. Art director Wendy Pease designed the Spring 2006 feature article written by Julia Dault about Vancouver artist Brian Jungen.

itage Centre in Yellowknife at a cost of $1 million, but need to be housed in a permanent home, according to government officials. Nunavut has set aside $10 million for the project, and plans to approach the federal government as well as the private sector for additional funding.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE R. Fern Langemann

Jean Fosbrooke

Robyn Lake

Connie Geerts

HOME FOR ARTIFACTS The Nunavut government, working with Nunnavit Tunngavik Incorporated and with Inuit Heritage Trust, will build a $55-million heritage centre in Iqaluit, the territory’s capital, to house its historical artifacts. The artifacts have been stored since 1999 at the Prince of Wales Northern Her-

A Prairie Alphabet, by Saskatchewan artist Yvette Moore and author Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, won the “My Favourite Saskatchewan Book” centennial contest award. The award was based on a popular vote from a selection of 100 books. The owner of Yvette Moore Gallery in Moose Jaw has won numerous other awards for book illustrations. Published by

AWARDS SOBEY ART AWARD West Coast artist Steven Shearer and Annie Pootoogook of Cape Dorset are among the artists shortlisted for the 2006 Sobey Art Award, a $50,000 prize. Until recently, 38-year-old Shearer’s popculture imagery was better known in Europe than in the Vancouver area he calls home. His work has been shown at the Tate Modern in London, as well as in New York and Zurich. He is represented by Gallerie Eva Presenhuber in Basel, Stephen Shearer: Longhairs Switzerland. Annie Pootoogook was born (detail), 2004, crayon on paper. in 1969 in Cape Dorset on Baffin Island. Collection of Eva Presenhuber, She began drawing in 1997 under the Zurich. encouragement of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative in Cape Dorset. She is represented by Feheley Fine Arts in Toronto. The Sobey Art Award is Canada’s top award for artists under age 40. A panel of curatorial advisors from Canada’s five regions choose five finalists from a list of 25 artists. The other 2006 finalists are Janice Kerbel (Ontario); the BGL artist collective of Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière (Quebec); and Mathew Reichertz (Atlantic Canada). The winner will be announced in November. More info at


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The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation’s annual VIVA awards, which recognize two mid-career BC artists and are worth $12,000 each, were given to Damian Moppett and Marianne Nicolson this year. Nicolson works in a variety of media to express First Nations concepts in both traditional manners (which remain within traditional contexts) and in contemporary manners (which are meant for exhibition under contemporary conditions). Moppett is a Vancouver photoconceptualist and filmmaker.

AUDAIN FOUNDATION AWARD Winner of this year’s $25,000 Audain Foundation lifetime achievement award for

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A Prairie Alphabet, illustrated


by Saskatchewan artist Yvette Moore, won the centennial award for “My Favourite Saskatchewan Book.”

Tundra Books, A Prairie Alphabet has sold more than 300,000 copies. See

organizations in locating potential grants and financial assistance. Deadlines for Heritage Grants Program applications are June 1 and January 31 each year. The Grants and Resources Directory is located at www.

CARR ON TOUR NEW GRANTS DATABASE The new Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism online database will assist Manitoba arts and community

Emily Carr: New Perspectives opens June 2 at Ottawa’s National Gallery of Canada and runs through September 4 before traveling to the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery

a BC artist is Eric Metcalfe. Metcalfe’s career has spanned 40 years. He was closely associated with the Fluxus, correspondence, and conceptual art movements in Vancouver in the 1960s. In 1972 he began producing and performing extensively in film and video, and in 1973 he co-founded the Western Front artists’ centre, where he curated the performance program. He also taught at Emily Carr Institute until his retirement last year. The award was presented at the VIVA gala award ceremony in Vancouver in April.

Christian Eckart, Curved Monochrome Painting – 5th Variation # 2005, acrylic urethane on aluminum, 211 x 84 x 10 cm.




Victoria-based sculptor Mowry Baden and painter Kenneth Lochhead have won the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts for artistic achievement. The Governor General’s awards, worth $15,000 each, recognize distinguished career achievement by Canadian artists. Baden, a professor emeritus at the University of Victoria, is known for his engaging, participatory installations. (See Achievements, page 18.) Lochhead, one of the renowned Regina Five, lives in Ottawa where his focus now is on landscape painting. More info at



Below: Ken Lochhead: The Bonspiel, 1954, oil on canvas, 12.5" x 24.5". Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection.


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Egypt, Greece and Rome: Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World opens June 30 at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

ÒLAKE EFFECTSÓ new works by TERRY LACOSSE July 1 - July 9

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of Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. Co-organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, the show looks at Emily Carr through the historical lens of 20th century exhibitions of her artwork and features more than 150 of her works. The Victoria artist, who died in 1945, is best known for her depictions of the Northwest Pacific coast as well as First Nations villages.

ANCIENT ART Egypt, Greece and Rome: Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World runs June 30, 2006, to June 10, 2007, at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in collaboration with the Nagoya/Boston Museum of

Fine Arts in Japan, the exhibition tracing the rise and fall of Egyptian, Greco, and Roman civilizations features nearly 200 artifacts spanning a 5,000-year history.

COMIC ART Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff will present Conceptual Comics, a survey of 47 books from Printed Matter,

ACHIEVEMENTS Mowry Baden, who has received the Governor General’s award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to art in Canada, was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1936. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Pomona College in 1958 and a Master of Fine Arts from Stanford University in 1965. Baden’s career began in the mid-1960s, a time when many North American artists were turning away from the autonomous aesthetics of the art object codified by Clement Greenberg. Some, such as the minimalists, explored the interaction between the viewer and the work of art while others, notably performance artists, ceased making art altogether. Baden famously merged the concerns of minimalism and performance art by integrating the viewer’s body into the art object. His insistence on the active participation of the viewer in the artwork’s realization led to an extraordinary career spanning 40 years. In Baden’s oeuvre, contingency and temporality are key factors. Hudson Street Beet (1984), for example, was a bike that served as a power generator that warmed and provided light for beet plants. Located on Hudson Street in Toronto, passers-by periodically sat on the bike and peddled, an effort that sustained the life-force of the beet plants and, by extension, the artwork as well. The artwork’s completion was thus made ‘open’ to each individual’s encounter with it, a radically anarchic strategy of individuation that finds its contemporary echo in the work of Above: Mowry Baden Canadians Kika Thorne, Luis Jacob and Adrian Blackwell. Right: Tender Trepanation Baden settled in Victoria, BC, in 1975 (with Catherine MacLean and and taught at the University of Victoria from Grant McPherson), 2005, stain1975 to 1997. During these years he continless steel, plastic, fabric and ued to exhibit throughout North America light, 180" x 420" x 308"

ART HUMOUR Situation Comedy: Humour In Recent Art will run June 10 to September 3 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Organized by Independent Curators International (iCI) in New York, Situation Comedy presents more than 60 works — video and sound installa-

ARTISTIC PLACES Vancouver is the most artistic large city in Canada, according to a report from Hill Strategies Research, and three of the four cities with the highest artistic concentrations are in British Columbia — Vancouver, Victoria and North Vancouver. The Artists in Large Canadian Cities report, based on 2001 Statistics Canada census data, includes nine arts occupations ranging from actors to painters, sculptors and other visual artists. Cape Dorset, Nunavut, with almost one in four labour force workers in the arts, is the most artistic small municipality in Canada. Hill Strategies Research has also launched a new web resource, ArtsResearchMonitor. com, which provides online access to

and beyond. More importantly, through his teaching, Baden contributed to the flourishing conceptual art scene in BC pioneered by Vancouver-based Iain Baxter in the mid-1960s. Under Baden’s training, generations of West Coast artists embarked on practices antithetical to Greenberg’s way of thinking as promulgated at the University of Saskatoon’s Emma Lake Workshops (1953-75). Thanks to Baden, students such as Jessica Stockholder went on to make their mark in the international art scene while high modernism on the prairies faded into backwater provincialism. — Allan Antliff

May 5 - 28 • Maria Curcic Compact Living

June 2 - 25 • Heather Brewster Well Worn

“ Abandoned Homestead”, Oil Pastel

Sylvan Lake artist Marg Metcalf has won Trout Unlimited Canada’s 2006 Artist of the Year competition for her work Shunda Creek. The $2,000 annual juried competition seeks works that draw attention to Trout Unlimited’s mission of conserving and protecting Canada’s freshwater ecosystems by capturing the beauty of these resources.

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tions, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs — by younger as well as more established contemporary artists working primarily in North America and Europe.

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Inc., an artists’ bookstore in New York City, until August 3. The exhibition draws upon the history and vernacular of the comic book.

“Bird in the House”, Mixed Media

June 30 - July 23 • Neil Pinkett Warp and Weft

July 28 - August 20 • Joan Packham Summer Souvenirs

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INT’L ARTIST DAY Vancouver artist Chris MacClure, who now lives and works in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is organizing an International Artist Day. October 25 (the birthday of Pablo Picasso) is



DAVID FRANKLIN MARSHALL 1928 - 2006 David Franklin Marshall, an abstract sculptor, teacher and founding member of the Sculptors’ Society of British Columbia, passed away peacefully after succumbing to leukemia at the Burnaby General Hospital in January. Born in Islay, Alberta, in 1928, the retired instructor at Capilano College was considered by many to be a master sculptor, although his work was not widely known. He was devoted to sculpting in his favourite materials — stone, bronze and wood. “Sculpture is an international language capable of speaking to everyone who looks at it carefully. The written or spoken description often becomes a substitute, and a poor one, for what is being communicated by form‌. Look at the work,â€? he said in an artist’s statement. After studying at the Ontario College of Art and the Vancouver School of Art, Marshall spent a year at Heatherly School of Art in London, England, before returning to Vancouver in the mid-1950s. He became an

intended to honour artists and to recognize the contributions they make to civilization. Everyone is encouraged to do something special on that day to enhance the visual arts — take an artist to lunch, host an exhibition, buy a piece of art, attend a gallery show or visit the studio of a favourite artist. More at

active member of the West Coast visual arts community, helping found the Northwest Institute for Sculpture in the 1950s and the Sculptors’ Society of British Columbia some two decades later. He taught sculpture at Capilano College in North Vancouver from 1973 until his retirement in 1990. As a teacher and sculptor, Marshall was both thorough and articulate in the classroom and in his own work. He is remembered by many of his former students for his sense of humour and his ability to laugh. Marshall began exhibiting in 1950 with a group show at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and throughout his lifetime exhibited in a wide variety of group and solo shows. His work is included in numerous private collections and in public collections in Canada, United States, England, Mexico, Sweden, Serbia and Montenegro, and Japan. David Marshall at work in 1975 on the monumental piece Three Forms, now in the VanDusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver.


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RAVEN TRAVELLING BRITISH COLUMBIA: Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art, June 10-Sept 17, Vancouver Art Gallery

By Paula Gustafson Three hundred prime examples of Haida art created over a period of 200 years add up to another outstanding summer exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. A sure audience-pleaser, Raven Travelling offers a survey of the remarkable breadth and range of traditional and contemporary Haida art, as well as giving viewers an opportunity to trace the artistic lineage between three luminaries: Charles Edenshaw, Bill Reid and Robert Davidson. Charles Edenshaw (1839-1920) was the finest Northwest Coast artist of his time. He worked in a diversity of media — gold, silver, argillite, wood and stone

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— carving totem poles, bentwood boxes, masks and jewellery during a time of rapid social change in many West Coast native communities. A remarkably erudite man, he spoke five local languages and was acquainted with Greek mythology, classical art, Christianity as promulgated by Anglican missionaries, and Franz Boas, Marius Barbeau and other anthropologists who travelled the BC coast. When Bill Reid (1920-1998) began searching his Haida roots, he studied the form lines and design compositions in works attributed to Edenshaw in museum collections. “Edenshaw was my Rosetta stone,” he declared, recognizing that his great grandfather’s sculptures and relief carvings were masterworks from one of the oldest and most distinctive art styles in the world. Reid’s artistic successor, Robert Davidson, also traces his ancestry back to Charles Edenshaw. Davidson, however, has taken Haida iconography to new and innovative heights. During the past four decades, his elegant sculptures and complex, energetic prints have attracted increasing appreciation for the rich legacy of Haida art. In his work and in his engagement with Haida cultural life, Davidson continues to honour the privileges and obligations of being an Edenshaw. Among the historic artifacts featured in Raven Travelling is a wooden rattle in the shape of a bear’s head. Carved by Tom Price (Chief Ninstints) around 1880, this loan from the Smithsonian Institution is one of more than an estimated 500,000 objects collected from the Northwest Coast by anthropologists and museum collectors. By the early 1920s, more Northwest Coast art was in museums than along the entire British Columbia coast. This re-distribution of cultural objects — now discredited as a form of cultural genocide — nevertheless made Haida and other northern coast art styles famous throughout the world. The Vancouver Art Gallery has a commendable record of showcasing First Nations art, beginning in 1956 with People of the Potlatch and highlighted by the landmark Arts of the Raven curated by Doris Shadbolt in 1967, Images Stone BC in 1975, the 1974 Bill Reid retrospective exhibition, and Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn in 1993. Eight years ago, Down from the Shimmering Sky INSET: Tom Price, Rattle, ca. 1880, dramatically presented carved and wood, paint. Collection of the painted masks from the West Coast. Smithsonian Institution. Until now, however, none of these exhibitions has focused solely on one LEFT: Bill Reid: Killer Whale, 1986, geographic area. Raven Travelling’s bronze, glass. Collection of the curators have turned their sights to Vancouver Art Gallery. Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), revealing the many narraBELOW: Charles Edenshaw: tives embedded in its land and waters Canoe with Mythic Travellers, and celebrating the ongoing artistic ca. 1886, argillite, bone. Collection development of its people. of the Vancouver Museum.

COLLEEN PHILIPPI prime Colleen Philippi — intricately detailed, playful and mysterious. A gifted writer, Philippi also sometimes incorporates elaborate “historical” backgrounds in her pieces, such as the travel tales of the imaginary Count Umbrelli in her 1998 exhibit Chapter Five or Six: 86,547 Trees, and of his great-great-grand niece Annie Imagineri in her 2003 solo Islomania. Part of Philippi’s inspiration for the new show came from texts on billboards and kiosks in Europe, where the signs and posters and handbills became a diary of that building’s history. Several of the 12 new pieces are reincarnations. Years ago, Philippi often painted on hollow core doors, and for this exhibit she sanded several down, going back, layer by layer, through her own history, a process that proved to be more difficult than she had imagined. She also cut doors into the doors for viewers to open, wee hinged gates to the unexpected. “I was yanked by history, my own history,” she says, with a slight smile. “It was a bit weird. I wanted to go back to around 1993, the last time I had significant artist’s block. To take the remnants of the last time I was fully blocked and make them work is the ultimate revenge.” Characteristically, Philippi’s narrow studio is a treasure trove of history and imagination: blocks and boxes, embossed stickers and glue, rolls of wrapping paper and wall paper, and drawer after labelled drawer filled with things like ALBERTA: Retrospective: a series of Wunderkabinetts, May 11-

By Dina O’Meara Colleen Philippi creates the kind of narcissistic explosion that children — and the children within us — love to explore. The Calgary-based artist’s multimedia assemblages contain minutely detailed pages of her history, obsessions and dreams, both imagined and real. With the acute vision of a whimsical perfectionist (Philippi is nothing if not a lover of contrasts), she creates art pieces viewers can interact with. Her creations, layered with maps, butterflies, interpretations of formal European gardens and stamps from imaginary islands, are scattered with little drawers and doors begging ABOVE: Now is a Ship to be opened. (detail), 2006, mixed And there is always a surprise within, from media assemblage. wood cuts to miniature portraits, sort of an Alicein-Wonderland experience Philippi enjoys cultivatRIGHT: Colleen Philippi ing. “If you have another sense involved in somewith Habitats, 2005, at thing, you remember it more,” she says. “It creates Newzones. a certain type of theatrical experience.” Just so: one of her new assemblages includes a dresser full of character puppets drawn from Russian folk illustrations and playing cards that viewers can hang to change the feel of the piece. The assemblage is vintage Philippi — a playful, almost absurd treaty with an undercurrent of mystery that draws you in… a bit hesitantly, perhaps, but nonetheless in. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Philippi has been creating unique multimedia art for two decades, drawing inspiration from objects found by chance, travels through Europe, the Baroque period, and her own musings. Her latest solo is a retrospective of those years with a twist, from blown-up memories of cut-out dolls and re-cogged turning toys to large, pensive views of formal gardens and island-themed assemblages. Two-thirds of the material used to create the exhibit is recycled from Philippi’s “artistic graveyard,” as she calls it — objects culled from past pieces that didn’t quite make the cut. “It’s a bit of a joke on the idea of retrospective,” she says, from her basement studio. For this retrospective she went further back, all the way to art school at the University of Alberta in 1987, and through her roots as an artist. The results are 26 Galleries West Summer 2006


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stones, puzzle pieces, shells, shoes. A paper bag full of small, antique stuffed animals sits haphazardly on top of prints of 18th century sketches, and several packed bookcases proclaim Philippi’s eclectic interests: books on architecture, formal gardens, tomes of ornithology, stamps and dolls. Formal gardens fascinate Philippi, the effort put into creating a groomed “natural” environment for people’s pleasure. “I’m always interested in the tension between nature and humans trying to control it,” she says, eyeing one of her paintings, based on a corner of the gardens in the Palais Royal in Paris. She also enjoys the tension of painting and collage together, pasting birds and fishes onto the garden scene. For Philippi, the goldfish represent the part of nature that can’t be controlled, but she leaves it up to viewers to interpret the piece at their own pace. “There are clusters of potential meanings in everything,” she says. “The story reveals itself to me over time, and I count on viewers to generate their own story on viewing this.” Represented by: Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary

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PAUL MATHIEU BRITISH COLUMBIA: Making China in China, May 2-June 1, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond

By Paula Gustafson At least once every decade, Vancouver potter Paul Mathieu pulls figurative rabbits out of ceramic history’s hat, turns everything we know about art inside out, and confounds us with totally new ways of looking and thinking. In the 1980s he produced brilliantly deceptive sculptures using ordinary porcelain tableware that played fast and loose with perceptions about three-dimensional sculpture, two-dimensional painting, utility and decoration. Each cup and saucer, teapot or plate was decorated with a drawing or painting. Stacked, the compositions formed trompe l’oeil visual puns referencing one or more of artmaking’s puzzles, such as foreshortening or multiple perspectives. By 1990 Mathieu had expanded his theoretical investigations to garnitures — Rococo-style groupings of bowls and vases — ornamented with framed imagery. everywhere. His aim in this exercise, he explained in his artist statement for MakCeramics Studio, ing China in China, was to “reconcile Jingdezhen, China extremes and oppositions, destroy hierarchies and confuse conventions. LEFT AND BELOW: Abu Ghraib “My work is not particularly wellFlower Vases (3 of 12), 2005, made and beautiful. In fact, it might easily be considered ugly. The materials and porcelain, 15" high techniques that I use are not that important or even relevant, and I long for a certain anonymity, so that when, where and by whom the object is made is at least confusing and at best irrelevant. My intent is to contest and subvert art, design and crafts.” As he suggests, Mathieu’s Abu Ghraib Flower Vases are neither beautiful nor particularly well-made. Rather, they are provocations, insisting that we reconsider how and why ceramics serve as functional objects, as “tasteful” decorations, and as containers of cultural history. For example, the drawn images of vases on the surface of each of these vases offers a confusing spatial depth, especially since some of the drawn vases appear to rest on wood-grain shelves while others tilt precariously behind them. Self-consciously touting its purpose, each two-dimensional vase is filled with a decal or a handpainted flower pattern. Superimposed on each vase picture — and consequently on each real vase — is an alltoo-familiar news photograph that could equally be read as a contemporary political statement or as a reference to art-historical painting, such as the battle scenes on ancient Greek pottery. Then, of course, there’s the fact that the vases are not vases at all; they’re hollow-cast heads copied from a classical marble statue, up-ended on pseudo-plinths. Mathieu has compressed layer upon layer in these works — pretense, illusion, excess, multiplicity, synthesis and antithesis, to name just a few. Making China in China is a challenging exhibition, guaranteed to raise eyebrows and arguments. ABOVE: Paul Mathieu working at San Bao International

Positioned as eye-level horizontal narratives to be read from left to right, the painted scenes on the front of each vessel depicted one half of a duality, such as day and night. When the pieces were turned 180 degrees — and Mathieu’s work is always intended to be handled — another image sequence became visible. Mathieu followed up these methods of showcasing his ideas with ceramic and bronze-cast vases featuring replicas of Henri Matisse’s 1909 La Serpentine sculpture, then with salt and pepper shakers portraying Chairman Mao and Andy Warhol or other mismatched partners. Neither series was entirely successful in demonstrating the Quebec-born artist’s depth of thought about form and volume, or context and sub-text. But if Mathieu was proving to be more skilled as a theorist than as a craftsman, artists and academics didn’t mind. Audiences in North America, Japan, China, France, Italy, England, Mexico and Australia eagerly attended his lectures and discussed his writings. Fast forward to 2003, when Mathieu temporarily left his post as head of ceramics at the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver and settled in for the first of four artist-in-residence sessions at the San Bao International Ceramics Studio in Jingdezhen, China. Overwhelmed by the massive resources developed over 2,000 years of Chinese ceramic production, his highly disciplined mind started combining — some might say slapping together — components from here, there and 28 Galleries West Summer 2006

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area of interest, monoprinting, involves the creation of a one-of-a-kind image on a smooth surface such as Plexiglas that is eventually transferred onto paper. Tarsia’s monoprints are bold and colourful abstracts that some critics have compared to the work of famous modernist painters such as Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miró. It is an association that the artist finds frustrating. “I hate questions about influences,” she says. “Each artist’s work comes from within. It is personal.” She describes her work as an exploration of “the transience of time, the character of night and day, and memories of past seasons.” The resulting pieces combine elements of landscape, abstract textures and geometric forms. Her largest paintings and prints merge organic shapes, gestural lines and expansive fields of colour to form skillfully designed minimal compositions inspired by life, nature and human LEFT: Ewa Tarsia with her forms. work, Perhaps the discomfort Tarsia has worked in a variety of is the fault of the modern eye. media ranging from paint to textiles. She works intuitively, basking in the act of BELOW: Questions about artistic creation. “I do what I find imporunrequited love between two tant at a given instant. I allow instinct to men, 2006, acrylic and oil on animate the direction of my work.” board, 48" x 96"


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Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg

By Kristen Pauch-Nolin Printmaker Ewa Tarsia suggests that it is the fundamental elements of her process — the manipulation of materials and building of textural surfaces — that motivate her rather than the appearance of her finished pieces. Tarsia’s position is not entirely unexpected. As a printmaker, she is part of a tradition of artists who acknowledge that their plates — the pieces of metal, plastic, wood and linoleum that they print from — are the true objects of their affection. Covered with marks, lines and subtle traces of colour, printing plates are often as interesting as the images pulled from them. For her upcoming solo exhibition at Ken Segal Gallery in Winnipeg, Tarsia challenges standard printmaking practices by transforming hundreds of her Plexiglas plates into three-dimensional installations. Each plate is visually complex, offering a fully active and engaged surface that, once transformed into sculpture, reveals both the artist’s obsessive process and the beauty that motivates her to continue. “The memories of every decision, choice and thought are inscribed on my printing plates, and I seek to share that dimension with my audience,” says Tarsia. “I will elevate creative activities to the rank of the finished work to open the energy of my procedures. Through this revelation, I seek to push my work beyond the product into a place where it can live.” Remarkably, the vast number of plates included in the exhibition represent only a fraction of the thousands that the artist has produced since she began printmaking. Tied together like the blocks of a quilt and lit from behind, Tarsia’s sculptural creations resemble large-scale wall sconces and freestanding illuminated pillars. Fully installed in the gallery, she expects that their size and transparency will ensure that, “light will be everywhere.” Tarsia describes herself not as a typical printmaker, but as an artist who uses her love of the techniques and processes involved in printmaking to share her interactions with the ever-changing environment with her audiences. As an environmentalist, she sees the irony of using plastic and paper to create images that celebrate the beauty of the natural world. “It reflects our society,” she says of the work. “Plastic is everywhere.” Formally trained in painting and sculpture at the School of Fine Arts in Poland, she began printmaking when she arrived in Winnipeg in 1991. For the past 14 years, Tarsia has been working full time as a printmaker and painter. Her specific 30 Galleries West Summer 2006

There is rawness and unbridled energy that comes, regardless of medium, from her complete preoccupation with process. On her printing plates the energy is manifested in intensely manipulated surfaces. She describes building them up, scratching into their surfaces and then applying layers of colour. “It is a sickness,” she half-jokes, “an uncontrollable compulsion medicated only by the production of more art.” Represented by: Ken Segal Gallery, Manitoba Printmakers Association, and Winnipeg Art Gallery Art Rental and Sales, Winnipeg; Iglinska Gallery, Krakow, Poland

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ALBERTA: Sweet Immortality,


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Birchwood Gallery, Yellowknife

Alberta, Edmonton, during The Works Art & Design Festival; continues to Sept

Sweet Immortality, curated by Art Gallery of Ontario photographer and filmmaker Michael Mitchell in collaboration with Maia-Mari Sutnik, associate curator of photography, is the banner exhibition for The Works this year. It comprises 39 photo-based works by the well-loved and short-lived Canadian artist Douglas Clark (1952-1999) who, though born in Hamilton and educated at Ryerson, left the mark of a generous, flamboyant photographer on Edmonton. Through the imagination, humour

Graeme Shaw has a varied background and a diverse set of artistic perspectives. Born in Calgary and raised by a mother who was an artist, he spent his youth living in several different cities across the western provinces. In 1970 he Graeme Shaw: started university in the US, Windy Eve, 2005, oil on canvas, 52.5" x 46" but returned to BC and began a nine-year stint alternating as a student, an illustrator and a fine artist. In 1980 he traveled to the Northwest Territories where he taught school in Edzo, a small First Nations settlement along the northern reaches of the Great Slave Lake. During this time he began to paint and sketch. The paintings he created became so popular, he left teaching in 1986 to devote his full attention to art. From 1971, when his work first appeared in galleries, Shaw’s paintings have found their way into numerous corporate and private collections around the globe. He has done many commissions, including painting for Northwest Tel, Gulf Oil, Royal Oak Mines, Nerco Mines, Standard Aero, The Government of the Northwest Territories and Unicef, among others. — Anthony Watier Represented by: Birchwood Gallery, Yellowknife; Gallery 223, Nanaimo, BC; Webster Galleries, Calgary; Pacif’ic Gallery, Saskatoon

TERRY MCCUE ALBERTA: Opens May 20, Canada House, Banff

22.5". Collection of Canadian

Self-taught as an artist, Terry McCue has taken his influences from near and far. His interest in the work of painter Mark Rothko can be seen in the horizontal planes and saturated colour fields that drop behind the figures in his paintings. And he’s clearly inspired by his cousin, the great Ojibway painter Arthur Schilling, whose soft, delineated brushstrokes can be found in McCue’s own portraits. Now presenting his first solo show at Banff’s Canada House Gallery, McCue’s work shows a remarkable maturity and originality. Raised on the Curve Lake Reserve in Ontario, McCue has lived in northern Alberta since the mid-‘70s. He has spent his life working and living in First Nations communities, and his connection to them is clear in all his work. Traditional symbols, mythic animal figures, and unadorned portraits are placed against a strongly developed sense of colour theory and contrast. In one portrait, the blanket-wrapped subject is centred on the canvas, eyes closed, his softened face a startling contradiction to the aggressiveness that viewers are accustomed to seeing in Aboriginal portraiture. — Jill Sawyer

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Douglas Clark: Tintype and Game, from Articles of Faith, 1987, chromogenic print, 64.5" x

Terry McCue: Medicine Wheels Robes, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"

tography, Ottawa.

WENDY LAMONT and determined research that produced his many insightful curatorial projects, his writing, teaching and his personal work, Clark left an expressive world of strangeness and beauty. The exhibit surveys his early photographs, classic “street” photography of the 1960s and ‘70s: Streeters and Interiors, Travel Panoramas:JapanChina, through the highly personal bodies of work: Gio and Articles of Faith. The latter includes large totemic photo-assemblages inspired by found objects and unusual articles. His accompanying book extends the concept with poetry. A video component of the exhibition provides insight into Clark’s personality. — Mary Joyce 32 Galleries West Summer 2006

ALBERTA: May 20-31, Harlekin Galleries, Calgary

Wendy Lamont’s doctorate in organizational theory serves the eclectic Lethbridge native well as a social science researcher. But the unfettered possibility of abstract impressionism is where her spirit finds true expression. Evocative and moving, Lamont’s complex paintings are reflections of the artist’s inner world, from visions of a golden horizon to the serenity of prairie grasses. “I like experimenting with different styles, and don’t want to be put into a mould,” Lamont, 44, says. “But I enjoy the whole discovery aspect of abstract painting.” Lamont played with charcoal, pastels, Japanese drawing (part of her heritage) and watercolours, before focusing on Wendy Lamont: Primordial Size, acrylics in early 2000. A self-taught painter, she appreciates the guidance staff at a 2006, mixed media, 30" x 40" local art supply store gave her about different media, and the support of friends who prompted her to “come out” as an artist in 2005. “I paint whatever I’m feeling, that’s what happens on the canvas,” Lamont says. Incorporating micaceous iron oxide, marble dust, and gold mica into the layers of paint on her canvases is her latest venture — the next is learning more about the chemical properties of these elements and of acrylics. — Dina O’Meara Represented by: Harlekin Galleries, Calgary

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MARTIN BENNETT ALBERTA: June 7-July1, TrépanierBaer, Calgary

The shadow of Prophet Isaiah’s right foot, depicted in a fresco by Raphael, fascinates Martin Bennett. The 36year-old painter sees the shadow creating both a balance and an imbalance, features reflected in his own work. Bennett achieves a dreamy juxtaposition of ordinary objects with the unusual, layering photograph-like images with abstract forms. Bennett’s new show, The Hot and Cold of Magritte, is a tip of his bowler to the Belgian surrealist and magic realist. “The parameters of these paintings is to achieve realism through abstraction, or vice versa, while maintaining both the literal and figurative interpretations of the paintings,” he says. Bennett spent several months in Rome in preparation for his Calgary show, walking for hours and taking photographs for future works. “In Rome I am able to find subject matter that offers the formal and natural arrangements that contribute to the pictorial and conceptual construction of my paintings,” he says. Bennett also includes images from London, Brussels, an island on Lake Ontario, and his home town of Medicine Hat in his art. “I would like to make paintings that are both direct and open-ended, where for each conclusion the opposite is also true,” he says. — Dina O’Meara Represented by: TrépanierBaer, Calgary; Clint Roenisch, Toronto

Among the tools that Helen Gerritzen uses for her August exhibition of new works at the Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists Gallery (SNAP) are pairs of darkened, reflective 3’ x 4’ copper plates and a skeleton-like, whitepainted tree branch. Gerritzen, a drawing instructor in the University of Alberta Faculty of Fine Art, juxtaposes the physical, mortal body — a body of disease, desire and involuntary states of being — against knowledge, power and language. To embody this opposition, she sets up life-like processes for slow transformations, using such tools as gelatin and the printing press, shiny

Helen Gerritzen: Breath, 2005, graphite and gouache on paper on canvas, 60" x 40"

dense copper sheets eroded by gritty traces of treatment with a needle, a drypoint tool, spit-bite etching, or a full acid bath. She may use a large paper sheet prepared with a digital image to receive the collaged print, then further affect the surface with drawing and paint. Besides the branch, symbolizing the trachea of Greek mythology’s Daphne at the moment of her transformation into a tree, her show will explore images of antlers, corbels and animal enclosures. — Mary Joyce

ANDRES BOHAKER BRITISH COLUMBIA: July 5-30, Laroche Fine Art Gallery, Sidney

Andres Bohaker’s adolescent creativity was permeated by land and sea. Born on Prince Edward Island in 1940, his early art training at Central Technical High School in Toronto led to a long career as a graphic artist. He worked first in the insurance Andres Bohaker: Amy and Katie, business and later in advertising 2005, acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" and publishing in Toronto, including a period in the Cartography department of the University of Toronto. Before retiring in 1978, he was a natural history illustrator for the British Columbia government. Now, working primarily in acrylic on canvas, he paints the landscapes, seascapes and urban vistas of the Saanich Penninsula near his home overlooking Cordova Bay. His studio paintings, created from memory, photographs and thumbnail compositions, are fine demonstrations of the fruitful synthesis of solid modernist applied art theory and techniques and a crisp, unsentimental fine art imaging of the human and natural world. His practice continues the long tradition of interdependency between fine art and applied art in Canada. Most of the members of the Group of Seven and Painters Eleven worked successfully in both fields. Like these painters, Bohaker’s art has only benefited from these contrasting disciplines. — Brian Grison Represented by: Broadmead Gallery, Saanich, BC; Laroche Fine Art Gallery, Sidney, BC; South Shore Gallery, Sooke, BC; The Gallery in Oak Bay, Victoria

DAVID DREHER SASKATCHEWAN: Nostra Aetate (Our Times), May 17-June 24, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina

Regina artist David Dreher confronts the contradictions that lie between human faith and human actions within the context of religion in this show of his recent work. Dreher makes the point that, in our contemporary reality, issues of faith increasingly take centre stage and are too often tied to hostility, hatred and aggression. Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity are each addressed in diptychs, where beliefs are represented by a statue of a saint, a bodhisattva, a god or God. Mounds of colourful candy surround and overwhelm each statue, giving the viewer a picture of human greed, appetite and lust. Not simply a study on the widening gap between religious theory and practice, Dreher is also attempting to portray the importance of theistic and cultural tolerance in a tumultuous age. “I want to impart the importance of religious and spiritual beliefs while acknowledging religion’s failings due to human egotism and ignorance,” he explains. An Artist Talk will be held Monday, May 15, at 7:30 pm. — Kristin Linklater David Dreher: Baby Jesus and the Pot of Gold Chocolates, 2006, oil on canvas, 36" x 36"

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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Sweet Raw, June 1-25,


Jacana Gallery, Vancouver

Westwind Art Gallery,

Emerging artist Leah Rosenberg’s art is fantasy with a twist. Her paintings and mixed media works hark back to childhood days. “I work with materials that I was enthralled with growing up, like pompoms, glitter, yarn and felt. I like taking childlike creative impulses and translating them into art.” But if her fantasydriven art enters the realms of reminiscence and nostalgia, Rosenberg says she has a serious side too. “I understand that happiness is more complicated than prettiness.” Rosenberg grew up on the prairies and moved to Vancouver where she graduated from the Emily Carr Institute in 2003. She will be going to San Francisco this fall to work on a Master of Fine Art at the California College of Leah Rosenberg: Just When You Art. Her work has appeared in more than 20 solo and group shows in Vancou- Thought You Were Home, 2005, mixed ver and includes what she calls “intervention-based works,” unsolicited work media on panel, 6" x 6" Rosenberg produces in public spaces such as 2004’s Random Acts of Fluff and Midnight Glitter Dumps in 2003. “I like infusing my work with a sense of colour and playfulness while at the same time telling a story that resonates.” — Beverly Cramp


Represented by: Jacana Gallery, Vancouver; Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver

As an art student, Brent Lynch had an opportunity to talk with worldrenowned painter David Hockney. “Never let the power of paradigm tell you what fine art is and what it isn’t,” Hockney told him. It was an unforgettable moment. Lynch describes his own work as representational paintings of figures and landscapes done in oil on canvas. “They’re light-driven images, heavy on composition.” And while art theory may not dictate Lynch’s art-making process, he does claim expressionist painting and contemporary art as his influences. “The

CHRISTINE REIMER BRITISH COLUMBIA: Aug 24-Sept 8, Main Street Gallery, Sidney

Christine Reimer: Yellow Point in the Late Afternoon, 2006, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30"

Christine Reimer lives and paints in Victoria, BC. Since completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Victoria, she has been primarily a landscape artist working in her studio with acrylics on small canvases. Her subjects have usually been coastal and rural scenes, vineyards and orchards, including lush views based on photographs from her travels to such places as Provence in France, Tuscany in Italy, and the wine country of the Okanagan Valley and California. This year, however, Reimer’s solo exhibition at Main Street Gallery in Sidney on Vancouver Island focuses exclusively on local Pacific coastal views. As indicated by reproductions of her paintings on her website,, her style is consistently painterly, loose, casual and even mildly cartoon-like. Composition is traditional, colours vibrant, with a domestic atmosphere. — Brian Grison

Represented by: Brentwood Bay Lodge, Brentwood Bay, BC; Main Street Gallery, Sidney, BC; Sooke Harbour House,

Brent Lynch: Thompson Canyon Pine, 2006, oil on prepared board, 20" x 16"

Sooke, BC; Tutt Art Gallery, Kelowna; Kensington Gallery, Calgary; New Masters Gallery, Carmel, CA

lessLIE BRITISH COLUMBIA: Cultural ConFUSION, June 25-Aug 10, Alcheringa Gallery, Victoria

Born in Duncan in 1973, lessLIE has a bachelor’s degree in First Nations Studies from Malaspina University-College. Currently working toward a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Victoria, he is researching his Coast Salish cultural roots. Encouraged by his cousin, well-known artist Joe Wilson, he has been associated as a printmaker with the Thunderbird Park Carving Studio at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. Several other Coast Salish artists, Maynard Johnny, Jr., Luke Marston, Shaun Peterson, Susan lessLIE: Four Salmon and Two Frogs, Point and Manual Salazar, have influenced him. lessLIE, whose colonized name 2006, acrylic on paper, 11" x 13.25" is Leslie Robert Sam, is an artist with a political mission. His decolonized name, lessLIE, is an ironic critique of the colonial hegemony of the English language that, for his ancestors, represented racism, imperialism and genocide. Like the trickster artist, his art confronts these destructive political forces. The exhibition, consisting of acrylic paintings on paper, canvas and wood, as well as some limited edition prints, continues his exploration of issues of hybridity and marginality through visual puns that confront the “conFUSION” of traditional and contemporary culture. — Brian Grison

Expressionists were realists but gave artworks their own personal madness. They used all the tricks of abstract artists. Contemporary work like Hockney’s takes every influence under the sun and mixes it up. He distills a lot of influences from the past and puts the fun back into art.” Lynch has been working as a full-time artist for 25 years, but he never did complete his art degree. “I really wanted that diploma, but all the time I was a student I worked in studios and felt I learned more there. I decided to go where the action was.” — Beverly Cramp Represented by: Westwind Art Gallery, Langley, BC; LindaLando Fine Art, Vancouver;

Represented by: Alcheringa Gallery, Victoria; Douglas Reynolds, Vancouver; Coastal Peoples Fine Art, Vancouver;

Ida Victoria Gallery, San Jose

Inuit Gallery, Vancouver; Legacy Gallery, Seattle, WA; Stonington Gallery, Seattle, WA

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Rick Rivet

Paintings 2000-2005

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Rick Rivet String Game No. 7, 2002. acrylic on canvas.

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MANITOBA: Australopithecus

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Portraying contemporary subject matter with a classical twist, Manitoban Daniel David’s thought-provoking, post-modern paintings reflect the complex and subtle nature of human interaction. Of his neo-classical

Born into an artistic family in Tokyo (her father created traditional kimono patterns), Masako Araki turned to art making herself. She graduated from Japan’s Kuwasawa Design Institute but it wasn’t until she moved to Vancouver in 1989 that she found her true métier: pastel painting. It was a chance meeting with a pastel artist whose work immediately caught Araki’s attention that set her on her pastel odyssey. “The directness of the medium appealed to me. You just grab the pastel chalk and apply it to paper. No paint brushes to deal with, no canvases to prepare. The colour of pastels Masako Araki: 2006, Water Mill House, also appealed; it’s intense and pure.” Araki stays true to the purity France, pastel, 12" x 12" of pastel colour by never blending. “I put the colours side by side.” Araki paints landscapes because Canadian geography fascinates her. “In Tokyo there is a lack of nature. I am so happy to be close to nature in Canada.” Araki sold the first painting she ever exhibited at the Harmony Art Festival in West Vancouver in 1998. Her show at Gala Gallery includes 15 new works. — Beverly Cramp Represented by: Gala Gallery, West Vancouver

JEAN-GUY DESROSIERS ALBERTA: May 13-20, Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary

Daniel David: The Standard Model, 2004, oil on canvas, 64" x 47"

styling, he says: “It is reminiscent of the past, but this is not archeology.” David acknowledges the often harsh honesty of his work. “It can be an unsettling experience to confront yourself naked in the mirror one day. I think what I do is not anything other than that.” In his July show at The Annex in Winnipeg, David continues what has at times been a controversial examination of contemporary and personal issues. Characters in a rich, still-life setting blur the line between organic and inorganic, challenging our evolving definition of humanity. Enormous steaks and roast chickens posit the large emotional impact of food as a source of both physical and psychological nourishment. David’s allusions to genetics, consumerism and environmental issues begin with a consideration of the human psyche. From here he continues to unravel the mysteries and confusions of being human.— Terra Pohl

Jean-Guy Desrosiers celebrates each day with art, rising before dawn to paint and working into the early afternoon, often outdoors, shaping his warm, almost naïf oil landscapes. The routine is repeated six days a week, a discipline Desrosiers, 72, says is integral to expressing his passion. “The main thing is to get to work with my brush,” he says, from Quebec City. A prolific artist with a Jean-Guy Desrosiers: deep regard for literature, Desrosiers loves the narrative painting allows, Sérénité hivernale, 2006, oil, 20" x 24" and enjoys telling stories with each landscape or still life. Desrosiers’ oil paintings of rural Quebec and his beloved Quebec City reflect his sentimental and playful eye, each scene imbued with rich, earthy tones. Desrosiers works all angles in a painting, often flipping a painting upside down — much to onlookers’ amusement — and ensuring it looks good however held. The affection for his subjects, which include Maritime themes of boats and coastal villages, is apparent in the vibrant paintings. “I am very happy in my life, and my work transmits that joy,” Desrosiers says. — Dina O’Meara Represented by more than 20 galleries across Canada, including: Rendez-vous Gallery, Vancouver; Tutt Art Gallery, Kelowna; Scott Gallery, Edmonton; Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary; Loch Fine Art Gallery, Winnipeg; Pacif’ic Gallery, Saskatoon; Westmount Gallery, Toronto

JIM PESCOTT MANITOBA: Aug 26-Sept 4, Mermaid’s Kiss Gallery, Gimli

Growing up surrounded by the mystic, misty forces of the West Coast rain forest gave Jim Pescott an early appreciation for nature and light. Now in Calgary, the 59-year-old’s unique, pointillist landscapes capture and release the light in a dance of colours that morph into land and sea scapes. Pointillism allows him to explore how everything is interrelated, Pescott says from the small Calgary café where he paints most mornings. Dabbing on the canvas, he shows how a tree trunk flows into the background, and the background flows back into the tree trunk. “I’m part of all the molecules that are out there,” Pescott says. “We have a certain energy that we don’t know the source of, and my paintings are about that.” The former financial manager started painting in the mid 1990s, and by 2000, the largely self-taught Pescott had quit to focus on painting. “It was the light in the morning,” Pescott says, of Alberta’s inspiration. “I really felt the colour was pulling me in.” When not in his “flexible studio,” Pescott is hiking, taking photographs and giving workshops. — Dina O’Meara

Represented by: The Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA; shows at Douglas Udell Gallery,

Jim Pescott: Autumn Yellow,

Represented by: Mermaid’s Kiss, Gimli, MB; Harlekin Galleries, Calgary;

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2004, acrylic on canvas, 38" x 26"

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TOP: Every Girl’s Dream, 2005, collage, oil on paper, 69" x 45"

OPPOSITE: Grossmann with Blue Girls, 2006, collage, oil on paper, 74" x 45"

In her quintessential art studio located in one of Vancouver’s Gastown heritage buildings, Angela Grossmann gingerly steps around piles of unfinished artwork. The floor is splattered with paint, as are many of the other surfaces. Taped on the walls are large, figurative paintings. There’s a pubescent girl with long legs and striking red hair. Another is of a childlike girl posing in a frilly pink dress several sizes too large, wearing matching pink lipstick on her sassy, puffed-out lips. Next to it is a portrait of an adult man with his scarf flying off, a flower in his lapel. Who are these people, and what is their significance? The figures Grossmann creates are put together from thousands of different sources, she says, including photographs, scraps of material and other found objects. “They aren’t based on any human models. They are really more like theatrical characters in a play.” The theme of many of her current images, says Grossmann, is the transition period of puberty, when a girl is aware of being looked at. “At that point she loses herself to herself. She becomes somebody defined by the way others see her. And we all know what being defined by the way others see you means — the perception that you’re being observed, judged and measured for the edification and pleasure of males, and also sized up in terms of your worth by other females, and by society at large. At that point, gorgeous is what girls want to be. They aren’t sitting there thinking ‘I have a great brain, I want to be a scientist.’” Boys, says Grossmann, are freer of this

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oil and mixed media, 40" x 29"

BELOW: Pink Dress, 2006, collage, oil on paper, 76" x 45"

The “Young Romantics” term, which has stuck with the group, including Grossmann, was coined by Watson, but Watson says he now regrets the name. At the time he was thinking of Britain’s Romantic movement in the late 18th century through to the early 19th century. “I meant to refer to that, the sense of artistic discovery of ordinary life while at the same time embracing the exotic and the sublime. But the term romantic is so highly charged in today’s culture and has meanings that I never intended, like a lack of discipline, a dreaminess, even a silliness.” Watson remembers Grossmann’s early work. “She used to paint on found surfaces like old doors and suitcases. Her work has followed a consistent development in that she continues to work with found images and often figuratively. She still uses paint as an expressive medium — it’s not just for colour. She uses it to produce an emotional response. Her work is often about memory and history. It’s an archive of lost humanity.” In addition to her association with the high-profile Young Romantics show at the VAG, Grossmann was part of a group show in New York City at the 49th Parallel Gallery in 1985. All this activity launched Grossmann and the Futura Bold group internationally. “We got a springboard,” says Grossmann. “It took us right out of North America. Attila went to Berlin, I went to Paris, Derek to London and later New York, Graham went to New York and Doug went to Milan and later Japan.” Grossmann moved back to Vancouver in 1997 to continue practicing her artwork, to teach at Emily Carr and at the University of British Columbia, and to raise her son. But she never lost touch with her old Futura Bold gang. “We were always aware of everybody all the time. We knew where we all were. As luck would have it, we all found ourselves back in Vancouver at the same time. Then we thought, ‘we’ve always been working for our dealers. Why not do whatever we want?’ And we decided we’d do a show that we curated ourselves in a non-art space.” Called The Basement Show because it took place in vacant concrete rooms in a basement area of Vancouver’s Electra building (the old BC Hydro office tower with outside tile mosaics done in the 1950s by the renowned artist and teacher B.C. Binning), the highly successful show was held in 2003. Grossmann plans to continue doing her solo work as well as working with her long-established group of art pals. “It’s a fantastic experience and you end up learning how the creative process occurs in five different individuals. We have different ways of working but where the magic happens is when all five say, ‘Yeah’.” COURTESY DIANE FARRIS GALLERY, VANCOUVER

and have no sense that they are here for pleasure and entertainment. “It’s a horrifying thing for girls to come to terms with. I’m not preaching; it’s an observance.” These are bewildering times for Grossmann, who grew up in the women’s movement. Role models for girls have never been worse, she says. “I thought after the women’s movement that it was impossible to go back.” Grossmann calls her current show of paintings and mixed media at Vancouver’s Diane Farris Gallery Paper Dolls, “mostly because the work is on paper and because the figures seem doll-like,” she says. “It’s not about me taking sides, or pointing fingers.” Paper dolls were Grossmann’s favourite toys growing up in a family of artists in England. Her father was a graphic designer and her mother was a portrait and medical painter. “After dinner, instead of TV, we would get out our drawing boards. Our mother used to make us paper dolls and we would make their clothes. It really fueled the imagination. I always drew, it’s just like thinking for me.” Grossmann immigrated to Canada in the 1970s. She initially resisted following her artistic urge. “I didn’t want to become an artist, having grown up in a household of bohemian lefty artists.” But Grossmann’s inner leanings won out. Moving to Vancouver in 1981, she was attracted to the new Emily Carr Institute on Granville Island, where “something drew me to apply.” It was an exciting growth period. She describes it as an explosive time, full of energy and hope. “I found myself in a painting class with Attila (Richard Lukacs), Graham (Gillmore), Derek Root and Douglas Coupland. We segregated — or were segregated — by some of our teachers, who saw something in us.” The five wound up sharing studio space together. They called themselves Futura Bold. Except for Coupland, whom Grossmann describes as “3D”, the group focused on a renewed interest in figurative painting. “There had been a huge shift away from figurative painting to conceptual art in the 1960s and ‘70s,” says Grossmann. “But we thought paint could be experimental. It was all about surfaces and texture and the alchemy of the paint. And what if we used photos in the mix or rubber or whatever?” Futura Bold generated local attention and upon graduation in 1985, four of the group’s members (Gillmore, Grossmann, Lukacs and Root) were asked by the Vancouver Art Gallery to be part of what was to become a landmark show, The Young Romantics. The other four painters included Vicky Marshall, Philippe Raphanel, Charles Rea and Mina Totino. The show’s curator was Scott Watson, now director of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC. “Painting had revived elsewhere about 10 years before it came to Vancouver,” Watson says, adding that the revival in Vancouver had its own signature, often large-scale works with heroic postures. “They were big paintings with lots of marks and they were lush with colour and texture.”

LEFT: Earrings, 2004,

Paper Dolls runs June 1 to 24 at Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver. Beverly Cramp is a Vancouver-based freelance writer.


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John Eisler: Strobe #2, 2004, oil on panel, 35" x 23.5"


As a student at the Ontario College of Art in the mid-1970s, I produced some innovative abstract work with a floor polisher as my brush. At that time, however, the phrase on everyone’s lips was, “painting is dead.” So I moved on to video work. I mention this primarily because, of course, painting never died — although it certainly had its ups and downs during the past three decades. Travelling across the country lately, I’ve been surprised by how alive painting is. In particular, I am excited by the bold, new face of pure abstraction. Seven Western Canadian artists who have recently caught my attention — I think they represent abstract art’s current vitality and experimentation — are Saskatoon artists Marie Lannoo and Jonathan Forrest; Medicine Hat’s Clay Ellis; John Eisler and Mark Mullin in Calgary; Bryan Ryley in Vernon and Camrose Ducote in Vancouver. Lannoo, Forrest and Ellis were featured in Spell, a 2005 exhibition at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon showcasing 12 painters who are exploring abstraction by focusing on new concepts and practices. John Eisler and Mark Mullin in Calgary represent abstraction’s new face. Eisler’s paintings emphasize sensations of our high-speed society, with its signal overload of high-speed internet, fast cars and music downloads. Mullin, who presented a major exhibition of new work at Calgary’s Paul Kuhn Gallery in March 2006, plays with fluctuating diagrammatic elements combined with solid forms. His complex paintings, constructed on five-inch-deep stretchers, are simultaneously energetic and meditative. The two British Columbians who I think fall into the category of new abstract artists — Bryan Ryley and Camrose Ducote — both show influences of older abstract painters in their approach. I see this as a positive; in abstraction, it is very hard to say something is “brand new.” If we can find references to other artists and older works of art, does that make any of their paintings less original? Not in my view. Influences are there for the taking, and successful artists realize the benefits. Jonathan Forrest has seen the work of Saskatchewan artists William Perehudoff and Robert Christie flourish, wane and yet survive. Certainly Forrest’s devotion to colour exploration owes a debt to their influence. Possibly we can connect Clay Ellis’s embedded pigments to paintings by Larry Poons and Jules Olitski, and maybe his thick plastic forms to Edmonton painter Graham Peacock. Why should any of that information lessen our admiration for the endeavours of today’s artists? Instead, I think it Continued on page 48 extends painting’s concepts and opens the doors for new ideas.

John Eisler is a 1997 graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design and winner of that year’s Board of Governor’s award for excellence. With the exception of one group show in Toronto, Calgarians and visitors to that city are the only ones who have had opportunities to view Eisler’s paintings in a gallery setting. In a review of his work published in the Winter 2004 issue of Canadian Art, Greg Elgstrand calls Eisler “a visual DJ,” suggesting he is “the interlocutor, and not just the translator, of the digital visual flow.”

Mark Mullin: Absorption Rates, 2006, oil on canvas, 72" x 72" x 5.25"


Mark Mullin has established himself as a presence in the Canadian art scene in the few short years since completing his MFA at Concordia University in 1999. Citing the compelling “narrative engagement” of Calgarybased Mullin’s imagery in his 2002 Lost Horizon exhibition at Artspace in Peterborough, Ontario, Maria Brendel suggested that, conceptually, the paintings incorporate “science, literature, play and magic.” In 2003 Mullin had solo exhibitions in Vancouver and Toronto, and in 2004 he was a finalist in the 2004 RBC New Canadian Painting Competition. In a Galleries West web review focused on his March 2006 A Sudden Change in Pressure exhibition at Paul Kuhn Gallery in Calgary, Kay Burns noted Mullin’s “fascination with the diagrams used to explicate mathematics and physics — and the notion that such complexity can be simplified into lines, circles and graphs.”


Camrose Ducote’s subtle yet complex mixed media works attest to the Vancouver artist’s meditative approach to her layered and reductive production methods. “The physical process by which I create each piece involves that of transformation, which is the theme I am attempting to address subjectively,” she explains about her Split triptych series shown at Atelier Gallery in Vancouver in March 2006. Originally a textile artist — her sculptural gauze constructions were in the prestigious Lausanne international biennial in 1985 — Ducote brings a weaver’s attention to detail to her work. Unlike most artists who title their pieces, she merely numbers each artwork, leaving the interpretation door open to viewers.

Camrose Ducote: Untitled 05-33, 2005, mixed media on panel, 21" x 38" Summer 2006 Galleries West 45

Marie Lannoo: Tremolo #1, 2005, acrylic on panel, 24" x 24"


Marie Lannoo lives in the Saskatoon house designed for Otto Rogers, one of Canada’s most notable abstract artists and among Lannoo’s instructors at the University of Saskatchewan. After successfully exploring figurative painting in the 1990s, she returned to abstraction with the goal of answering a number of questions, including how to put the human presence into a painting so that it is visible but invisible as well. Lannoo hopes viewers will “realize she is playing with their perception of painting as much as their understanding of representation,” Marie Leduc writes in a feature article in the Fall/Winter 2004 issue of Artichoke. “Peering into her work, one is drawn to discover the underlying forms only to be pulled back again by the mirrorlike reflection of the self.”


Clay Ellis devoted the first two decades of his artistic practice to large-scale steel sculpture. In the mid-1990s, following a year in France, he began working with moulded acrylic and urethane. “I made a decision to make sure that I was doing work that guaranteed I was taking off the brakes,” he said in an October 2005 interview with Edmonton art critic Gilbert Bouchard. “As an artist, you can’t just duplicate the cutting-edge work or work in the image of people who came before you. You have to produce work that is in sync with your own time.” A major accomplishment in Ellis’s extensive exhibition record was a multipanel installation and video projection recently for the opening of the new Esplanade Art Gallery in his home town of Medicine Hat.

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Bryan Ryley: Four Corners, Oristano, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 41" x 33"


Bryan Ryley has avidly pursued the possibilities of drawing, painting and collage throughout the three decades of his artistic career. He primarily exhibits his artwork in Calgary, within the Okanagan region, and in New York with other alumni of that city’s Pratt Institute. In his artist statement for Red, White and Blue at Vancouver’s Elliott Louis Gallery in 2003, he writes: “Abstraction makes visible not the fruit of experience but experience itself, and through its open and suggestive form often points to the realm of the spiritual bound up in the physical.” Ryley lives in Vernon and teaches at the Okanagan University College.


Jonathan Forrest moved to Canada from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1977. He participated in the Emma Lake Artist’s Workshops in 1985 and 1988, as well as in 1991, the same year he earned an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan. His geometric compositions have mainly been exhibited in Alberta and Saskatchewan. In 2005, paintings by Robert Christie, William Perehudoff and Forrest were featured in a group show at APT gallery in London, England. When that exhibition was presented earlier at Kenderdine Art Gallery in Saskatoon, Sky Glabush, writing in the Summer 2004 issue of Canadian Art, dubbed Forrest a “torchbearer” for post-painterly abstraction.

Jonathan Forrest: Primary Circuit, 2003, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 32"

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Continued from page 44 The Cy Twombly or Antoni Tàpies markings that appear for me in the work of Camrose Ducote are really a blessing. Both artists were brilliant in drawing with paint, and if indeed Ducote has looked at and admired their works, that’s great. How do these seven artists (I won’t be tempted to call them a group) demonstrate a resurgence in abstract ideas? What I see in Jonathan Forrest’s stencilled placement of slabs of saturated colour is a revelation: fresh, celebratory and joyful. I’m looking forward to his exhibition at Vanderleelie Gallery in Edmonton June 24 to July 6. The haunting colour transparencies created by Marie Lannoo, seen at Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art in Calgary three years ago, made me want to swim into the glossy spaces she created. Her use of colour reflection, especially the outside edges of her canvases that transmit nuanced colour onto bare white gallery walls, exhibits sensitive and experimentally innovative perceptual ideas. Lannoo has a show entitled See Nothing, See Everything at the Kenderdine Art Gallery in Saskatoon until July 14. Clay Ellis, who previously focused on formalist metal sculpture, now works inventively in moulded polychromatic acrylic and urethane, creating tile-like volumes of thick, alluring colour that sometimes appear contained in a frame and are wall-mounted, and occasionally are displayed as doublesided freestanding sculptures. Each has an elegance that one would not think possible in a plastic medium. His Farm Jazz series combined the joy of music-making with the freedom of painting, and his Postcard series, shown at Vanderleelie Gallery in November 2005, included many sincerely beautiful works. The gestural energies of John Eisler’s paintings catch me up in their momentum and speed me along, offering just enough line-breaks to pause and enjoy the riot of colour screaming across the smooth surface of his work. Mark Mullin’s off-beat colour palette, and his mixtures of hard and soft paint surfaces that challenge with a push-pull urgency, are similarly hard to resist. When I first saw Bryan Ryley’s large “cross” paintings in his Four Corners show at Paul Kuhn Gallery in the fall of 2005, my art memory drew references to Quebec painter Jean McEwen. While McEwen worked with cross formats in the 1960s, I am intrigued by Ryley’s current pursuit of the cross as “form subject.” There is a refreshing newness about his striated lines and flat, overlaid colour. The appeal of Camrose Ducote’s paintings lies in the quality of her drawing — an etching-like intimacy successfully translated to large formats — and in her muted surfaces punctuated with shots of pure colour. Ducote’s latest paintings, active and aesthetic triptychs exhibited in Split at Vancouver’s Atelier Gallery during March 2006, remind me of art from the past. Searching out these new works has inspired me to continue to look for more and other ways abstract art is gathering energy again. I’ve also been encouraged to revisit abstract art’s history, re-learning its successes and failures. Both of these endeavours are part of a larger reassessment of painting in general, which is perhaps not a bad thing. In my book, painting has not only survived, it is becoming even more alive in Western Canada’s abstract art. Douglas MacLean of Canadian Art Gallery is an art advisor and private dealer. 48 Galleries West Summer 2006

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This summer two graffiti artists (they prefer to be called writers) plan to scale a building in Calgary and spray paint a mural on its brick wall. Instead of being arrested and facing public scorn, brothers David and Matthew Brunning (also known in the graffiti community as Kido and Bugs) will be applauded for their efforts in creating a graffiti mural. The proposed mural is a partnership between a City of Calgary project called Urban Youth Worx, Axis Art Gallery and Art Central (a collection of art galleries and exhibition spaces within a building under the same roof in downtown Calgary). Kim Morrison, project coordinator of Urban Youth Worx, says this summer’s much-anticipated project is a way for the public to learn more about the stylistic merits of graffiti art. “Graffiti by definition is the application of paint, marker, etching materials or stickers to a surface without permission,” says Morrison. “Therefore we are promoting graffiti-style art (or any other mural art for that matter) as a deterrent to illegal graffiti by engaging those who do the work — local youth.”

At the core of Morrison’s comments is an ongoing debate occurring within the graffiti community. On one side are those who want graffiti to become recognized as a legitimate art form. On the other side are graffiti writers who remain outside society’s polite sensibilities and who want to continue creating the type of graffiti long associated with the hip hop culture of 1970s New York — even when it means facing the possibility of criminal prosecution. “Those in the ‘new school’ would have you believe that it’s about the art,” says Morrison. “Those in the ‘old school’ would have you believe that it’s still about ‘getting it up’ (putting up a piece illegally).” The Art Central project is just the most recent indication that graffiti — often solely viewed by the general public as the defacing of private property with spray painted signatures known as tags — is moving away from its reputation as a clandestine activity and is being welcomed into mainstream culture. But it hasn’t always been this way. These spray can rebels who have been known to surreptitiously slink around darkened alleys to affix their creations to the sides of everything from

skyscrapers to subway cars remain one of the most vilified groups of creative people in the world. Opponents range from “anti-graffiti” squads that roam city streets in search of graffiti being sprayed onto private property to the extreme that is Oscar Goodman, the mayor of Las Vegas, who recently suggested that those defacing local freeways with graffiti should have their thumbs cut off. Despite its dubious reputation, graffiti on the whole is enjoying a period of renewed interest. For many supporters, the debate about the status of graffiti as a legitimate form of self-expression is over. Graffiti has not only made its way into the mainstream, but is now being used by multinational corporations as a way to signal street credibility to hip young consumers. As examples, Nintendo has developed a video game featuring the work of a well-known New York City graffiti writer. And in Paris, design house Louis Vuitton unveiled graffiti-inspired fashions more than five years ago. Now, in what could be viewed as a way for graffiti writers to stay in control of their own destiny, graffiti is

Top: Works by graffiti writers Bugs and Kido are on view until May 21 at the Art Gallery of Calgary in Painting Under Pressure: a Look at Graffiti.

Bottom row these pages and next page: Members of rebel collective “26” prepare “prefabs” for street installations known as nailbombings. Photos by Winnipeg photographer William Eakin who has been chronicling the group's art making since 2000.

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DESPITE ITS DUBIOUS REPUTATION, GRAFFITI IS ENJOYING A PERIOD OF RENEWED INTEREST. being taken inside art galleries in an effort to get some respect from the estabof Calgary until May 21. lished art world. Two major exhibitions, one in Calgary, the other in Winnipeg, have provided a forum for this typically media-shy bunch to come out of the shadows and show off their work under the bright lights of formal exhibition spaces. Until May 21, The Art Gallery of Calgary hosts Painting Under Pressure: A Look at Graffiti, which has gathered together a group that includes some of Canada’s best graffiti writers. Crum, Evoke, Kaput, Bugs and others were brought together to turn the gallery into a showcase for graffiti art. In Winnipeg, Cliff Eyland, the director of Gallery One One One at the University of Manitoba School of Art, recently featured works from the Winnipeg collective known as “26” (pronounced “two six”). This group, comprised of former graffiti artists and recent U of M graduates, is known for pieces that are executed on the gritty streets of Winnipeg. “26 includes some of the best young Winnipeg artists around,” says Eyland. “One thing I want to promote is public painting, and this show helped to do that.” Eyland, who is also an artist, believes graffiti is moving away from its spray-and-run reputation and is evolving into something much more sophisticated. “One thing that interests me a great deal about graffiti art is its refined calligraphy,” he says. “To me that connects graffiti to ‘book art’ — that is, Top: Graffiti by Afex and Crum can be seen at the Art Gallery

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ancient manuscript illumination. In some of my own work — both in my writing and some of my visual art — I try to bring graffiti back into book culture. That’s the future of graffiti art, I think: it will become more intellectual, more bookish.” Back in Calgary, Kido (David Brunning) believes graffiti art will continue to be a cultural force by remaining connected to its street origins but flexible enough to evolve into new forms. “It’s colourful, imaginative, expressive, unique, alive, loud, urban, gritty, clean, word-oriented, futuristic, boundary-breaking, diverse and raw,” he says. “Graffiti art is used by so many in this culture and it’s really expressive as an art form. We live in a culture that is very subdued by media and others telling people what to do, what to like, what to wear and what to pursue. Graffiti breaks that. It’s powerful as it knows certain limits but is open to change all the time. It’s always evolving as an art form and therefore empowering those who do it to realize expression and change outside of the norm. Its relevance is strong.” Adds Brunning, “Graffiti scares most people, so I can see the officials trying to knock it out and tame it like some lion in the Calgary Zoo. I think that is the worst way to go about it. I hope to see more people learn about it, embrace it, form opinions not based on ignorance about it, and hopefully respect it as an art form.” Wes Lafortune is a full-time freelance writer based in Calgary. He writes about the arts, business and social affairs.

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Opposite page Top left: Genesis, 2003, ink on paper, 13.5" x 21.5"

Top right: Fall Out, 2002, ink on paper, 26.5" x 21"

Bottom left: Intermezzo, 2004, ink on paper, 26" x 17.5"

Bottom right: Mandala, 2003, ink on paper, 23" x 26"

Below right: Sunspots, 2004, ink on paper, 21.5" x 17"


When you look at the list of awards received by 80-year-old Winnipeg artist Tony Tascona over his lifetime, you see the kinds of honours you would expect to find on the résumé of a distinguished senior artist: member of the Order of Canada; honorary doctorate from the University of Winnipeg; honorary fellowship from St. John’s College at the University of Manitoba, and so on. But one jumps out as a surprise: his 2002 induction into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame. This unexpected recognition acknowledges the achievement of a young athlete who first made his mark as a fielder, hitter and bunter — and also as a junior hockey player — before leaving the wide world of sports for the rarefied world of art. Tascona, who was born in St-Boniface, Manitoba, in March 1926, launched his semi-professional baseball career in the north end of Winnipeg during the Second World War era. He chose to play there, he said, because as the son of an immigrant from Sicily he was viewed with suspicion by his French-speaking St-Boniface neighbours. After a few seasons with Winnipeg’s Elmwood Giants, he moved to Brandon and played with the Brandon Greys when they won the Manitoba Senior Baseball title in 1948. The Greys included five black American players excluded from the white-only major leagues, and Tascona used to refer to himself jokingly as the sixth black player because of his dark complexion. Tascona returned to Winnipeg in 1949 to resume his studies at the Winnipeg School of Art, which he had started attending in 1947 with an education grant received from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for his one year of wartime army service. He supported himself by working as a lounge waiter at a St-Boniface hotel and by playing semi-professional baseball with the Winnipeg Reos. The Winnipeg School of Art became part of the University of Manitoba in 1950, and Tascona stayed on for two years after earning his diploma to study painting, printmaking and life drawing with such American professors as William McCloy and Richard Bowman. He said he found them to be a great source of inspiration in what he saw as a Canadian visual arts scene “in desperate need of revitalization.”

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Below: The Dive, 2005, ink on paper, 22" x 29"

Right: The Catch, 2003, ink on paper, 29" x 21.5"

After completing his studies, Tascona worked first as a metal-plating technician with Canadian Aviation and Electronics in Winnipeg and later as an electroplater with Trans-Canada Airlines (now Air Canada), where the experience of working with different types of industrial metals, paints and aircraft designs were to have a strong influence on his art. “In fact, that’s where the sculptural quality came into my work.” Tascona had his first solo show at the University of Manitoba in 1958 and, within a short time, the critics were hailing him as an assured abstract artist with a gift for evocative imagery and a well-developed sense of colour. After spending two years in Montreal, where he associated with a group of artists, Les Plasticiens, who emphasized the formal aspects of abstract expressionism rather than the expression of the unconscious, Tascona returned in 1964 to Winnipeg, where his approach to abstraction became more formal and geometric as he largely eliminated representational subject matter from his painting. In 1967, Tascona was commissioned to produce two huge murals for Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall. Further commissions followed and, by 1970, he was able to quit his Air Canada job and dedicate himself more fully to his art. The lacquer-on-aluminum method that he had perfected in the two Centennial Concert Hall murals would become a favourite medium for much of the next 20 years. Tascona has said that he is driven to make art without regard for any physical limitations that might hinder him. He notes that when Matisse was no longer able to paint following cancer surgery he continued to create by making cutouts, and Tascona has tried to remain active in art by making similar adjustments. At one point when he was hospitalized for spinal surgery and unable to paint, Tascona turned to drawing, a medium he could manage in bed. He continued to draw after leaving the hospital, producing the drawings as finished works, not as preparatory works for other compositions. Some imaginative critics and viewers have offered rather specific and 56 Galleries West Summer 2006

programmatic interpretations of Tascona’s work, occasionally referring to his relief constructions as “absolute” rather than “abstract.” However, Tascona prefers to look at his work in a more matter-of-fact way. As he said to Winnipeg art reviewer Patrick Flynn, his paintings are the product of simply taking a thought and turning it into a physical reality: “If you want to add the metaphysical, that’s your business. But I really feel this type of art doesn’t have to be explained. It just has to be looked at and discovered.” In 1978, Tascona achieved the rare distinction for a living artist of seeing a permanent exhibition of his work at the University of Manitoba certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board as being of such importance “that its export would be a national loss.” Other honours received since then have included a gold medal from the Academia Italia Del Arti e Del Lavoro in Parma, Italy, and the Primio D’Eccellenza Award from the Italian-Canadian League of Manitoba. More recently, Tascona has celebrated his 80th birthday with an exhibition of his latest drawings at Winnipeg’s Centre culturel franco-manitobain. Critic Lorne Roberts wrote in the Winnipeg Free Press that Tascona seemed to have replaced the geometric abstractions that defined much of his career with work that has organic and natural forms as its basis. “The end result is a show with a very earthy, peaceful quality to it and, if the art is any indication, Tascona seems pretty content to be 80.” The artist agrees. “I’m still going strong, still finding new ways of doing things,” he says in an interview from his St-Boniface studio, where he paints on canvas as well as drawing with acrylic inks. “There are always new things to say.” Brian Brennan’s latest book, How the West was Written: The Life and Times of James H. Gray, will be published in September by Fifth House Ltd. His profiles of Western Canada’s distinguished senior artists appear regularly in Galleries West.


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Scott Plear: New Work; Edmonton

Ian Rawlinson: Night Watch; Regina

Vancouver painter Scott Plear fearlessly works “extraordinarily lush jewel-like colours” in these fluid compositions.

Allusions to Rembrandt are “too heavy a burden for these modest paintings,” David Garneau declares.



supernovas; Winnipeg Artistic intentions might not entirely match outcomes, Amy Karlinsky says, but supernovas is “a fun show with lots of pizzazz.”


Mohsen Khalili: Dysfunctioned; Vancouver


Mohsen Khalili’s small sculptures “could have stepped out of a Dali painting to have a conversation with a Max Ernst totem,” Ann Rosenberg suggests.

3. PAUL KUHN GALLERY Mark Mullin: A Sudden Change in Pressure; Calgary


Kay Burns discovers the differing perceptual levels of Mark Mullin’s abstract allusions.

Femke van Delft: Missing: a Guerilla Mapping Project; Edmonton


Femke van Delft puts sex trade violence on the public agenda in an installation Gilbert Bouchard calls “visually stunning.”

Regina Clay: Worlds in the Making; Regina


Ruth Chambers views the conceptually innovative ceramics that put Regina on the international art map in the 1970s.

5. ART GALLERY OF CALGARY Popular; Calgary Does the exclusivity of gallery presentations undermine artists’ intentions to comment on popular culture’s icons and images?

6. WINCHESTER GALLERIES Bruno Bobak: Recent Paintings; Victoria In these new paintings, Bruno Bobak “assembles his realisms as abstractions from disparate sources,” Brian Grison explains.

7. BAU-XI GALLERY Stuart Slind: Dawn to Dusk, and Marcus Bowcott: Marking Time; Vancouver


Dieter Schlatter; Banff Dylan Cree explores notions of economic intrusion in Dieter Schlatter’s conflicted prairie landscape paintings.


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Charles van Sandwyk: The Wind in the Willows; Calgary Charles van Sandwyk’s “fantastical fauna and beribboned birds invite viewers into a gentle world where belief is suspended and renewed.”


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100 Years of Common Thread; Saskatoon Past and present are linked in this touring exhibit of historic and contemporary Saskatchewan textiles.

Ann Rosenberg compares Stuart Slind’s “ideal beauty” landscapes with Marcus Bowcott’s “sense of place” realism.



Amy Karlinsky applauds Walter J. Phillips’s “confidence of line, subtle combination of unexpected colours, and utter fidelity to a convincing representation.”

Misa Nikolic: Architectonics; Richmond



Walter J. Phillips: Essays in Wood; Winnipeg 14

Marion Lee Jamieson tells why, when it comes to windows, Misa Nikolic “can’t resist allowing himself to cut loose.”

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COLLECTING ALBERTA ART “I want to help people make the best decisions about what to choose.”


For Henry Beaumont, a retired lawyer and emerging art consultant, collecting art is a passion, an education and an inspiration. “When my wife Gale was a student at the Ontario College of Art, I


IAN SIGVALDASON FROM HOCKEY CARDS TO HIGH ART “Buy from the heart and you will never be disappointed.” Ian Sigvaldason, owner of Pegasus Gallery of Canadian Art on Salt Spring Island, came to art appreciation and collecting through an unusual genre — hockey cards and comic books. As a boy and avid collector, Sigvaldason says he ran his own hockey card and comic book shop out of the back of his father’s insurance agency in Manitoba. Sigvaldason bought his first painting — a piece by Manitoba painter Leslie Sinclair — as a teenager in 1997. “I had to pay for it in three installments. For the next few months I ate Kraft Dinner and hot dogs. And I had to borrow money from my family to make the last payment. But it was worth it, because I loved it.” Sigvaldason says that as he got more educated about art, he could see flaws in his first painting that he hadn’t detected earlier. Even so, he still enjoys that first art purchase, especially since it started him on a path of exploration. Art began to consume him. “A collection turns into an obsession, and that turns into a compulsion,” he says. Today, at the age of 28, Sigvaldason has more than 800 pieces of art, including a collection of art pottery from places like Japan, the United States, Britain and Canada. Sigvaldason spent most of his spare time in art galleries including Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg. “They guided me along. I hung around their gallery and asked a thousand questions.” Sigvaldason says the Mayberry 58 Galleries West Summer 2006

owners, Bill and his son Shaun Mayberry, were mentors. Through their influence, Sigvaldason decided to leave his managerial job with a music retailer where he supervised 35 people, and run his own art retail business. That decision led to the purchase of Pegasus Gallery. But Sigvaldason still relies on the advice of the Mayberrys. “I’m on the phone to them all the time. They still help me every day.” “I’m almost more of a history buff than an art collector. When I get a piece, I like to do as much research as possible to find the story behind the art — how and why the artist created it. Engaging in the story this way makes the whole business of collecting art interactive.” The act of rejuvenating a long-forgotten artwork also appeals to Sigvaldason. “When I find a somewhat obscure piece, it’s like I have found a treasure that needs rescuing from obscurity. I like to bring these pieces the attention they deserve.” Some of Sigvaldason’s favourite art is from the Canadian Impressionists, the group that influenced the Group of Seven. He owns an 1888 Allan Edson painting, which he considers one of the first Canadian Impressionist paintings. “When you see a piece that you instantly fall in love with and don’t get bored with in five, 10 or 20 years, that’s something special.” Sigvaldason has three suggestions for other collectors. “Buy from the heart and you’ll never be disappointed,” he says. Second, “The artwork is only as good as the story that goes along with it. The object is just OPPOSITE: the visual representation of that story.” Finally, “Spend Ian Sigvaldason more than you probably should, to get a better piece.” –By Beverly Cramp of Pegasus Gallery



wanted to learn about the things she was interested in. So I was told to read J. Russell Harper’s Painting in Canada twice, and to avoid buying any art for a year.” Despite this advice, Beaumont (“I’m just an old retired lawyer”) wryly admits to “a few early embarrassments.” However, no such errors of judgment are in evidence at the law offices of Beaumont Church LLP in Calgary. Eagerly craning my neck at some of the most interesting Alberta art I’ve ever seen in one place, I dutifully match Henry’s breakneck pace describing the oral history of his art. “For years I used to go out every Saturday to visit Buck Kerr. See these four landscapes? Now this is a master of the watercolour technique! There is no mistaking the vivid atmospheric effects and powerful compositions of these works, titled Pre-dawn, Dawn, Midday and Evening. Buck told me he painted these during the course of one day. I saw him working on Pre-dawn.” My attention is drawn to a Carl Schaefer drawing of a Jack Pine. Beaumont points out that it is dated 1926. “Kind of interesting to see the influence of the Group of Seven here, isn’t it?” Next we contemplate Clifford Robinson’s famous 1942 linocut entitled Alberta Scene. The small reproduction in Kathy Zimon’s excellent book, Alberta Society of Artists: The First Seventy FAR LEFT: Henry Beaumont Years, has not prepared me for this big, with his larger-than-life powerful image composed literally of layportrait by Gary Olsen. ers of Alberta history. “Now this is an artist’s artist,” says Beaumont. “I’m proud LEFT: Landscape, 1977, to own it.” by Illingworth Kerr. Beaumont makes a grand, sweeping ges-

ture with his arm. “You know, all of this is Canadian. It’s an important part of our lives. And the people who work here enjoy having art they can look at.” A friendly staff member looks up and grins. “This is mine,” she says, pointing toward the luminous — and surprisingly small — Tak Tanabe landscape on the wall above her desk. “Look at this great Helen Mackie — you can see the influence of Cliff Robinson in it,” continues Beaumont “Here’s a Wes Irwin still life. He was an important figure in the history of the Alberta Society of Artists, you know. A wonderful guy, and such a highly respected teacher.” I look closely, struck by the arts and crafts character of this floral still life. We approach the photocopier room, where the walls are graced with several woodcuts and a marvelous early lithograph called Dancer by John Snow. Admitting to a special interest here, I dawdle purposefully among the thrumming copy machines. “That’s a Bates, of course. I think it is one of the best of those Cock and Hens images he did — Snow owned this very one, actually.” After our breathtaking tour, I ask Beaumont about his new art consulting business, called Art To Appreciate. “It’s for new collectors. You know, people buy these nice houses, and they want to put real art on the walls — the kind of art that will have lasting value. I want to help them make the best possible decisions about what to choose.” Beaumont leans back in his chair thoughtfully. “I learned a lot during the time Harry Kiyooka and I were on the board of The Alberta Art Foundation. Harry came in here a while ago looking around and said, ‘Hmm, you know, Henry, your taste has really improved over the years.’” Indeed. – By Elizabeth Herbert


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WORDS OF ART Critiques of recent publications by Galleries West Reviews Editor Paula Gustafson EROTICISM AND ART, by Alyce Mahon, Oxford University Press, 2005, 304 pp., 100 illustrations, 65 in colour, $30; Sex sells. In the case of Eroticism and Art, sex plus a good Irish storyteller results in an engaging romp through modern art history. From Impressionist Paris to contemporary carnality, artists have inflamed opinion and provoked controversy by portraying the naked body as the site of transgressive ideas. Discussed with intellectual enthusiasm by University of Cambridge art historian Alyce Mahon, the subversive role of eroticism provides a highly readable educational tour through most of the important 20th-century art movements.

TAMING THE FRONTIER: ART AND WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN WEST 1880 - 1920, by Virginia G. Berry, Winnipeg Art Gallery and Bayeux Arts Inc., 2005, 190 pp., indexed, $29.95; No wagon trains or gunslingers between this book’s covers. Taming the Frontier is an unassuming chronicle of the ladies who introduced fine arts to Winnipeg.

THE OXFORD COMPANION TO THE PHOTOGRAPH, edited by Robin Lenman, Oxford University Press, 2005; 445 pages, 49 colour and 239 B&W photographs, indexed, $88.00; This massive compendium — it weighs in at about four kilos — provides answers to almost any question that might be put about the techniques of photography, its social consequences, and the personalities that have expanded photographic practice from its beginnings in the mid-18th century. Historically, the Canadian biographical notes include Humphrey Lloyd Hime, the official photographer to the 1858 Assiniboine and Saskatchewan expedition; Hannah Maynard, who opened a professional photographic studio in Victoria, BC, in 1862; William Notman, whose photographic studios by 1874 were producing 14,000 photographs annually; photographer Geraldine Moodie, who spent 32 years (18851917) following her RCMP husband to posts across Western Canada and into the Arctic; and Sidney Carter, who organized Canada’s first major exhibition of pictorial photography in 1907. The contemporary list is equally eclectic: Roloff Beny, Janieta Eyre, Yousuf Karsh, Freeman Patterson, Peter Pitseolak, and Jeff Wall. Amply illustrated with fullpage colour and black-and-white photographs, the 16,000 entries in The Oxford Companion to the Photograph are fully cross-referenced, making it easy to locate information.

EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL: THE LEGACY OF A SOUTHERN ALBERTA ARTIST, Detselig Enterprises Ltd., 2005, 64 pp., 65 illustrations, 20 in colour, $27.95; www. Every art practice has its minor genres and, within each sub-category, its minor talents. Edward Frederick Hagell’s contribution to the genre of cowboy art falls into the latter group. Despite former Galt Museum director/curator Wilma Wood’s willingness to ennoble the life and work of this peripatetic Southern Alberta artist, she concludes that “the sad truth about Hagell . . . is that the treasure [of success] was never realized.” A touring exhibition of some of the Galt Museum’s extensive collection of Hagell’s drawings and paintings is scheduled for 2007. 60 Galleries West Summer 2006

EXHIBITION BOOKS AND OTHER EPHEMERA BLOOD, Faye Heavyshield, essay by Paul Chaat Smith, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 2005; 48 pp., illustrated; Published subsequent to the 2004 exhibition of blood, this stylish catalogue features photographs of the installation at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Faye Heavyshield’s preliminary sketches for the project, eight of her poems relating to blood, and a six-part essay by Museum of the American Indian associate curator Paul Chaat Smith. The poems are spare, reflecting Heavyshield’s minimalist ethic. Obliquely touching on Heavyshield’s oeuvre, Smith’s essay is mostly about Smith. THROUGH ALBERTA EYES: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF OREST SEMCHISHEN, curated by Gordon Snyder, The Works International Visual Arts Society, 2005; 126 pp., 100 B&W photographs; In 1962 Edmonton radiologist Orest Semchishen began documenting the people and places of rural and ethnic Alberta, from First Nations and Metis to his own Ukrainian heritage. “My job as a photographer is to portray with honesty a segment of life which is not seen by most people,” he wrote in his journal. Five exhibitions, each composed of 20 of his silver gelatin prints, began touring during Alberta’s centennial year.

AN ALBERTA ART CHRONICLE: ADVENTURES IN RECENT AND CONTEMPORARY ART, MaryBeth Laviolette, Altitude Publishing, 2005; 544 pages and CD-ROM with 197 colour images, index, $39.95


A HISTORY OF ART IN ALBERTA 1905 - 1970, Nancy Townshend, Bayeux Arts, Inc., 2005, 304 pages, 50 colour and 21 B&W images, index, $39.95; A History of Art in Alberta 1905 - 1970 and An Alberta Art Chronicle: Adventures in Recent and Contemporary Art together span Alberta’s century — from its inception as a Canadian province through to its present-day status as a centre of visual art production. Conceived as a joint venture when art historians Mary-Beth Laviolette and Nancy Townshend began their research 10 years ago, each book is incomplete without the other. Similarities, however,

BARBARA HELLER: COVER UPS & REVELATIONS, essays by Elena Feder, PhD, and Christine Laffer, 2005: 24 pp., 14 colour illustrations The two series of tapestries discussed in this exhibition book — Cover Ups and Revelations — are the strongest and unquestionably the most memorable antiwar, pro-humanity images woven by internationally acclaimed Vancouver artist Barbara Heller. See them at the Alberta Craft Council’s Discovery Gallery, July 15 August 22. THE SECOND PARTICLE WAVE THEORY, by Jimmie Durham, Walter Phillips Gallery Editions, 2005; 80 pp., illustrated; The complete title of Cherokee artist and political activist Jimmie Durham’s book is The Second Particle Wave Theory (as performed on the banks of the River Wear, a stone’s throw from S’underland and the Durham Cathedral). The performance it commemorates is the July 16, 2005, sinking of a red-painted rowboat with a very large pink granite boulder. The boulder was also painted, somewhat in the manner of a Mr. Potato Head, which it vaguely resembled. In his rambling, Pythonesque text, Durham discusses the resemblance between rocks and potatoes: “Potatoes camouflage themselves to look like stones. The hope is that any worm or grub passing by will think, ‘Oh, nothing to eat here, just a field of boulders’.”

are mainly focused on the hundreds of artists whose career trajectories overlap from book to book, and the assertions by both authors that Alberta art is regionally unique, highly innovative, and regrettably undervalued in the national context. Laviolette and Townshend share a commitment to chasing down every last shred of material and oral evidence documenting Alberta’s art and artists. Their extensively footnoted texts attest to the depth and breadth of their primary research and provide a strong foundation on which future scholarship can be constructed. Townshend’s History follows a decade-by-decade progression from the Beaux Arts influences of A.C. Leighton and Henry Glyde to the diversity of art practice in the 1960s, with additional chapters on public art and fine craft. Laviolette’s Chronicle, which covers the period from 1970 to 2000, is divided into thematic sections and draws distinguishing lines between art produced in Edmonton and art made in Calgary and southern Alberta. History has 50 well-chosen colour reproductions plus numerous black-and-white archival photos. Chronicle has no pictures at all. It comes with a 197-image CD-ROM — useful for classroom lectures, but awkward for read-along correlation between text and images. As someone who has a devotion to Western Canadian art, I wish I could feel more enthusiastic about these important books. Reading them has all the joylessness of being on an extended bus trip with very knowledgeable but phlegmatic tour guides. Chronicle has moments of brilliant writing — in particular, the shabby treatment afforded to Alberta artists by the art doyens in Ottawa and Toronto — however, it sidesteps the promise of energized discovery suggested by its subtitle. History, on the other hand, begins with clarity but falters after a few chapters and, like a catch-all

soup, devolves into a concatenation of biographical data rather than an illumination of the pluralist complexities that characterize Alberta art production. Art histories are unwieldy beasts. By its nature, art resists logic, coercion and categorization. Art practices contradictorily meander off course into swamps, or race, wild-eyed and harness askew, into oncoming traffic. Trying to tame an art history is a test of perseverance, and success is measured as much by will as by skill. Janson’s History of Art, the most familiar of all our art history books, has just been released in its seventh edition — along with its publisher’s claim that this time they’ve finally got it right. A History of Art in Alberta 1905 - 1970 and An Alberta Art Chronicle: Adventures in Recent and Contemporary Art are first editions and, whatever their shortcomings, are groundbreaking accomplishments. Summer 2006 Galleries West 61

GALLERY SOURCES Your guide to more than 400 fine art galleries in Western Canada For more information, send your request by email to ALBERTA GALLERIES Banff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Bragg Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Calgary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Camrose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Canmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Cochrane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Crownsnest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Didsbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Donalda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Fort MacLeod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Fort McMurray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Grande Prairie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 High River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Jasper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Lacombe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Lethbridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Medicine Hat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Mountain View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Okotoks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Red Deer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Rosebud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Waterton Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES Abbotsford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Bella Coola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Medicine Hat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Cherryville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Duncan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Galiano Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Golden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Grand Forks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Invermere. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Kamloops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Kelowna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Nanaimo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Penticton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Prince George. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Qualicum Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Salmon Arm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Salt Spring Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Sechelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Silver Star Mountain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Squamish Terrace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Vancouver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Whistler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 MANITOBA GALLERIES Brandon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Gimli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Winnipeg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Winnipeg Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES Assiniboia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Estevan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Lumsden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Meacham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Moose Jaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Prince Albert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Regina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Saskatoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Swift Current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Yorkton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 NORTHERN TERRITORIES GALLERIES Whitehorse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Yellowknife. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87


CANADA HOUSE GALLERY PO Box 1570, 201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5 T. 403-762-3757 F. 403-762-8052 Toll Free: 1 800 419-1298 A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art — paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Banff Springs Hotel, 403 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-760-2382 New to Banff — Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian Art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both wellestablished and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. SUMMIT GALLERY OF FINE ART 120 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-762-4455 , Toll Free: 1 888 358-4455 This welcoming, spacious gallery features the Canadian landscape through painting, photography and sculpture and offers a large selection of art jewellery, ceramics and hand-blown glass — all informed by nature. Large selection always available even during solo exhibitions. Private viewing room provided. Centrally located at 120 Banff Ave up the stairs. Daily 10 am - 9 pm. Public Galleries WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY 107 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1020 Stn 40 Banff, AB T1L 1H5 T. 403-762-6281 F. 403-762-6659 WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160, 111 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919 Located on a spectacular site beside the Bow River in downtown Banff. Discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Rockies. The Museum offers guided tours of Banff’s heritage log homes and cabins; historic walking tours of the Banff townsite; and exhibition tours of the galleries. Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm. BRAGG CREEK Commercial Gallery THE ALICAT GALLERY PO Box 463, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-3777 F. 403-949-3777 Located about 30 minutes west of Calgary, the gallery opened in 1987. It represents more than 100 local and Western Canadian artists and artisans working in oils, acrylics and watercolours. Native art, ceramics, carvings, sculpture and ironwork of the finest quality are also shown. Daily 11 am 5:30 pm. CALGARY

BANFF Commercial Galleries ABOUT CANADA GALLERY 105 Banff Ave (PO Box 1507), Banff, AB T1L 1B4 T. 403-760-2996 F. 403-760-3075 Toll Free: 1 800 760-9872

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Artist-run Galleries EMMEDIA GALLERY & PRODUCTION SOCIETY 203-351 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C7 T. 403-263-2833 F. 403-232-8372 EMMEDIA encourages and supports independent

video, audio and digital media production and provides access to broadcast quality video and audio production and post-production facilities. The gallery promotes exploration and expression of personal, artistic, social, formal or technical issues and ideas with active programming and both theoretical and technical workshops and scholarship programs. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. STRIDE GALLERY 1004 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M7 T. 403-262-8507 F. 403-269-5220 THE NEW GALLERY 516-D 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1L4 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 Calgary’s oldest artist-run centre is committed to providing a forum for a wide spectrum of critical discourse and multi-disciplinary practices within the contemporary visual arts. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

ART WALKS Banff Culture Walk happens August 12 with 15 participating art galleries, museums and historic sites. Events include artist demonstrations at Canada House Gallery, walking tours, Art En Plein Air and free music and theatre performances. Doors Open Alberta August 13 offers free tours of architecturally interesting buildings.

TRUCK 815 1 St SW, lower level, Calgary, AB T2P 1N3 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737 A non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to promoting hybrid and emerging forms of contemporary art through the public presentation of work by regional, national and international artists. TRUCK contributes to the development and understanding of contemporary art within the Calgary community. Free admission. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries ART CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-543-9900 This landmark building on the NW corner of 7th Ave and Centre St SW in downtown Calgary has been renovated to house artist studios, galleries, and ancillary retail businesses. Centrally located opposite Hyatt Regency Hotel, only one block from Stephen Avenue Walk. For more information or leasing inquiries please visit website or call for Rob Mabee. ART MODE GALLERY 399 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A5 T. 403-508-1511 F. 403-508-1510 Located just minutes from the downtown core, this 3,000 square foot gallery is home to more than 50 Canadian artists and several internationallyrenowned artists. Many styles and media are represented including eastern and western Canadian landscapes. Also located in Edmonton and Ottawa. Open every day.

ARTFIRM 617 - 11 AVE SW, Lower Level Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-1344 F. 403-206-1399 Artfirm presents an expanding group of artists working in a full range of media including painting, sculpture, and innovative media. Artfirm is committed to the sale of exceptional, contemporary artwork by local, Canadian and international artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. ARTISTS OF THE WORLD 514 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C8 T. 403-244-8123 F. 403-229-9687 Calgary’s largest and most eclectic art destination, this beautifully-renovated 20,000 sq. ft. heritage building features a vast fine art display, memorabilia and rare custom and vintage motorcycles. The facility boasts a dance floor, theatre room and multiple plasma screens as well as being fully equipped to host events for up to 800 people. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. ARTNEST GALLERY Glenmore Landing, 1600 90 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2V 5A8 T. 403-258-0555 F. 403-258-1863 Promoting original artwork in different media by Canadian artists. Mon to Wed and Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat to 5:30 pm. ARTS ON ATLANTIC GALLERY 1331 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T2 T. 403-264-6627 F. 403-264-6628 Located in the Fraser & Seaboom building in historic Inglewood the gallery presents an eclectic mix of fine art and crafts by emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists working in blown glass, raised copper, origami, artist books, and Polaroid photography. The book arts are a specialty. Wed to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm and by appt. ARTSPACE GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SE, Crossroads Market, 2nd level Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-269-4278 F. 403-291-0356 Located in an historical building 5 minutes from downtown, the gallery showcases established and emerging Canadian artists with an ever-changing kaleidoscope of paintings, sculptures, prints and photography, as well as fine craft media such as glass, ceramics and metals. Fri 4 pm - 9 pm, Sat, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART 107-100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-262-3356 Represents professional Canadian and International artists working in diverse media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing and photography. The artists represent distinctive artistic practices in terms of their approach, technique and themes. The result: work that is compelling, fresh and engaging. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, First Thurs till 8 pm, Sat noon - 6 pm. BE-ART GALLERY 100 7 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-2484 The gallery features culturally significant artwork influenced by historically rich European traditions. There is an ever-changing selection of emerging and established artists reflecting a broad range of styles, subject and media. Patrons will find the art-

work intellectually challenging and aesthetically appealing. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. CERRIDWEN STUDIO 1235 26 Ave SE - 2nd level Crossroads Market Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-510-8543 Located on the eclectic second level above Crossroads Market. Features abstract expression paintings by Wendy Arthur. Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm. COLLAGE 206-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-3330 COTTAGE CRAFT 8330 Macleod Trail S Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-252-3797 F. 403-252-6002 COUNTERFLUX ART CENTRE 1336 9 Ave SE - lower level, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-313-2800 THE CROFT 2105 - 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-1212 F. 403-214-1409 Showcases fine art and crafts by 150 regional artists and artisans. Works on exhibit include both decorative and functional pottery, glass, jewellery, turned wood, journals, wood sculpture and paintings. Mon to Wed and Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur, Fri to 8 pm, Sun to 5 pm. DASHWOOD GALLERIES 203-100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-261-7705 Dashwood Galleries aims for a new standard in the world of craft, design and studio ceramics and glass. With simplicity and elegance, combining state-of-the-art technology with the ancient mediums of glass and ceramics, the gallery sets out to enrich contemporary living, and bring pleasure and art into urban lives. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 6 pm. DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 314 - 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 Specializing in high quality fine art – small and large format works –ß in styles from super-realism to impressionism to semi-abstract. Featuring the work of emerging and well-established artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY CALGARY 725 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-264-4414 F. 403-264-4418 In the art business inn Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and recently in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Fri and Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm and by appt. FOSBROOKE FINE ARTS Penny Lane Mall, 513 - 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1G3 T. 403-294-1362 F. 403-234-8080 Specializing in contemporary original fine art in a wide variety of styles and media from established and emerging Canadian artists. Mon to Fri 10 am 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. FOURBYFIVE GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART 14-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-263-1515 Dedicated to the establishment of photography as a collectible art form, the gallery displays a collection of contemporary photography from several

established local photographers. All photographs are processed to archival standards. The gallery’s mission is to participate in the education and understanding of the collection of photography as art. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. FRAMESWEST 1221 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S9 T. 403-265-8338 Long-known for their collector quality framing, the gallery has extended its ‘artful living’ theme at its new location in Inglewood with exclusive leather furniture by Selene, wood sculptures by Colin Schleeh and resin works by Martha Sturdy. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. FUSION ART AND DESIGN INC 208-1235 26 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1B7 T. 403-235-0250 F. 403-265-0194 GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 1 866 425-5373 Extensive collection of fine artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Wood, Desrosiers, Lyon, Hedrick, Min Ma, Simard, Brandel, Schlademan, Anderson, Cameron, Crump and Degenhart. Calgary’s largest collection of bronze — by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Taylor, Danyluk and Weaver. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Wed 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur and Fri till 6 pm, Sat till 5 pm. GALLERY OF CANADIAN FOLK ART 2206A 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W9 T. 403-229-1300 A surprising and unique gallery that exhibits and sells Canadian folk art: furniture, paintings, carvings, textiles, antiques and artifacts gathered from across the country. Presents “uncommon art of the common people.” Wed to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. HARLEKIN GALLERIES 8330 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-253-4046 An eclectic gallery bringing a fresh new look to the art scene in the southwest part of Calgary, Harlekin showcases original works of art by well-known and emerging artists in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Art Direct Professional Framing onsite. Located in Heritage Plaza at the corner of Macleod Tr and Heritage Dr. Mon to Fri 10 am 5:30 pm, Sat 10 - 5 pm. HARRISON GALLERIES 709 A 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-229-4088 F. 403-920-0494 Representing the art of local, regional and internationally renowned artists, the gallery carries an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary artwork. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. Other location in Vancouver. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 101, 1111 - 11 Avenue S.W. Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 1111 11 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 The Herringer Kiss Gallery represents provocative and innovative artwork by emerging and midcareer Canadian artists. Artists include Marjan Eggermont, Ken Webb, Reinhard Skoracki, Tivadar Bote, Aron Hill, Jeremy Herndl and Tamara Maggio. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. IMAGE 54 GALLERY 709 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-265-5458 F. 403-265-8681 Established in 1982, the gallery promotes art created by Canadian emerging to established artists. The focus is on regional artists and art in all media. Regularly scheduled solo, group and themed exhibitions are presented. Custom framing and installation services, design and art consultation. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm and by appt. INFLUX JEWELLERY GALLERY 201-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central

Barbara Amos, Lake Louise Triptych Rearranged, 2006, oil on canvas, collection of the artist

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IN THE GALLERIES THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CATHARINE WHYTE: Art from the Permanent Collection BARBARA AMOS: Cutting up the Park WILDLIFE CROSSINGS Continuing in the Heritage Gallery

PETER and CATHARINE WHYTE: Their Story 111 Bear St., Box 160 Banff, AB T1L 1A3 Tel: 403-762-2291

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INFLUX Jewellery Gallery Quab Gallery Art Gallery of Calgary Art Mode Gallery artfirm Artists of the World Artnest Gallery Cottage Craft Harlekin Galleries Leighton Art Centre artpoint Gallery and Studios 9 Arts on Atlantic Gallery 10 Artspace Gallery

Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-7527 F. 403-266-7524 Representing over 30 Canadian and international artists, from emerging to established, INFLUX offers a unique collection of contemporary art jewellery and wearable art. Work ranges from rings and brooches to hand bags and scarves while materials span from precious metals and gemstones to rubber, steel, wood and found objects. Exhibitions change monthly. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 6 pm. KENSINGTON FINE ART GALLERY 102-628 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 T. 403-228-2111 F. 403-228-0640 In Calgary since 1968, Kensington Fine Art Gallery features original 21st century Canadian art, including bronze and raku pieces, presented in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Recently relocated to 11th Ave SW between 5th St and 6th St. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 T. 1-866-202-0888

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Cerridwen Studio Fusion Art and Design Inc Suncatcher Design Studio Vanishing Point Gallery BRiC Gallery Centennial Gallery CounterFLUX Art Centre Masengo Gallery The Collectors Gallery of Art The Croft Devo Art Gallery Diana Paul Galleries Douglas Udell Gallery Established in 1972 and opening in Calgary in Summer 2006, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Also located in Winnipeg and Toronto. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm.

NEW SPACES Loch Gallery opens in Calgary in July at 1516 - 4 Street SW. Established in Winnipeg in 1972, Loch specializes in 19th and 20th century fine art while representing many of Canada’s prominent living artists.

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Ruberto Ostberg Gallery The Nickle Arts Museum Kensington Gallery Loch Gallery Masters Gallery Micah Gallery Museum of the Regiments Galleries Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Paul Kuhn Gallery Rowles & Company Ltd Skew Gallery Stephen Lowe Art Gallery

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Stone Fish Arts Stride Gallery The New Gallery The Peters Gallery TrèpanierBaer Triangle Gallery of Visual Art Truck Virginia Christopher Fine Art Wallace Galleries Webster Galleries

MASENGO GALLERY 1416 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T5 T. 403-262-8889 F. 403-262-5959 Masengo Gallery located in Inglewood prides itself in being the first gallery in Calgary specializing in contemporary and classical Zimbabwean Shona sculpture carved from semi-precious verdite, opal or serpentine stone. Share the passion of these truly remarkable pieces. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

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.

MASTERS GALLERY 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 Celebrating more than 30 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Recently relocated from 17th Ave to 4th St.

Masters Gallery in Calgary is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Masters carries contemporary and historical works of fine art.

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


NEWZONES GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 Representing leading names in contemporary art: Joe Andoe, Michael Batty, Ross Bleckner, Jack Bush, Cathy Daley, Tom Dean, Suzan Dionne, Evelyne Brader-Frank, John Hall, Brad Harms, Christopher

Contemporary studio ceramics and glass

2nd Level Art Central, 100-7th Avenue Calgary T2P 0W4 Tel 403 261 7705

Angela Morgan Opens June 9 - note pre-show sales Runs Friday, Saturday, Sunday through June

“Bare Essentials” oil on canvas, 44” x 32”

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Contemporary Art Jewellery

2nd Floor, Art Central 100-7th Avenue SW Calgary, AB 403-266-7527 Brooch by Anna Clark.

Contemporary European Art

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

Kier, Ben Macleod, Don Maynard, Donald Sultan, William Perehudoff, Colleen Philippi, Don Pollack, David Robinson, Pat Service, Kevin Sonmor, Michael Walker, Barry Weiss, Jeroen Witvliet, Cybele Young, et al. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 724 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 Focuses on national and regional contemporary Canadian paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture; also shows contemporary American prints. Exhibitions change monthly featuring established and emerging artists along with themed group shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. QUAB GALLERY 212-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-261-2855 F. 403-261-4855 An intriguing art gallery environment with edgy surroundings where the work of Canadian artists is exhibited in an atmosphere of unobtrusive intimacy. With a special Quebec/Alberta connection, Quab wants the viewer to delve into the mind of the artist and be transported into a world that has been created just for them. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 311 6 Ave SW - Plus 15 Level Calgary, AB T2P 3H2 T. 403-290-1612 F. 403-290-1942 Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, scrimshaw on moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in corporate collections and gifts, the gallery offers consultation for special commissions, packaging and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm.

“Orange Street” by Ella Charette, oil on canvas

RUBERTO OSTBERG GALLERY 2108 18 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3T3 T. 403-289-3388 This bright exhibition space in the residential community of Capitol Hill shows a variety of contemporary art styles and media in an inner city location for artists and art lovers to meet and interact. Some of the work is produced on-site by artists working in the adjoining Purple Door Art Studio space. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. SKEW GALLERY 1615 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 T. 403-244-4445 A recently-opened contemporary art gallery, offering an opportunity for both the uninitiated and the seasoned collector to view or acquire a dynamic range of painting, sculpture and photography from across Canada. Specializing in theme group exhibitions, with a focus on presenting topical art in an informed context. Monthly rotation of shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appt. STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY 2nd level, Bow Valley Square III, 251, 255 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3G6 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981 Specializing in fine art orginals by distinguished Canadian artists of national and international acclaim for 25 years. Offers an excellent selection of outstanding paintings and sculptures in landscapes, florals, still life, and figurative in contemporary and traditional styles. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. STONE FISH ARTS 1403a 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T4 T. 403-640-2381 Stone Fish is a warm and inviting urban gallery housed within a charming historic space in the heart of Inglewood. The gallery proudly showcases original works of both emerging and established contemporary artists and photographers. Stone Fish’s relaxed yet creatively charged atmosphere truly connects artists with collectors and art lovers alike. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Thur till 7 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

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SUNCATCHER DESIGN STUDIO 206-1235 26 Ave SE, 2nd level, Crossroads Market, Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-265-6200 F. 403-278-6299 SunCatchers has provided custom stained glass and sandcarved glass since 1979. They pride themselves in hands-on home consultation for custom work. Their studio, nestled on the second floor of an historic building in Inglewood, features vintage paintings, lithos, blown glass, turned wood, raku, jewellery and Larry Guterson ceramics and glass. Fri (check website due to special events), Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. THE COLLECTORS GALLERY OF ART 1332 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G OT3 T. 403-245-8300 F. 403-245-8315 Specializing in important Canadian art from the 19th to the 21st century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and the Group of Seven. The Collectors Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. THE PETERS GALLERY 100-550 6 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0S2 T. 403-269-3475 F. 403-269-3475 Established in 1993, this eclectic gallery represents important traditional and contemporary Canadian artists featuring quality original works of art... paintings, sculpture, glass and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and the seasoned collector to make informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon - Fri 10 am 5:30 pm, Thur till 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. TRÈPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 A progressive and friendly commercial gallery specializing in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international art. In addition to representing wellknown senior and mid-career artists, the gallery also maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of younger emerging Canadian artists’ work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. VANISHING POINT ART GALLERY 210-1235 26 Ave SE, Crossroads Mkt Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-693-0106 Join artists Simon Aitchison (Oil Painter), Graham Fox (Photographic Artist and Poet), Ron Robinson (Mixed Media and Sculpture) for a unique opportunity to experience a diverse range of artistic vision. One of the artists will be in the Gallery to help you with your “visual experience”. Fri 5 pm - 9 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 816 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-4346 F. 403-262-9644 Celebrating 25 years in the art business, the gallery carries original artworks by over 40 senior and established, contemporary Canadian artists including, David Alexander, Peter Deacon, Les Graff, Douglas Haynes, Roy Leadbeater, Luke Lindoe and Leslie Poole. Exhibitions change monthly. Now in the Design District and the location of the Vue Café, open for lunch daily, 11 am - 4:30 pm. Gallery hours Mon to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. WALLACE GALLERIES 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 Specializes in Canadian contemporary original art. Features some of Canada’s leading artists including Ted Godwin, Kenneth Lochhead, Vivian Thierfelder, Alain Attar, Les Thomas, Brian Atyeo and Jeff de Boer. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WEBSTER GALLERIES 812 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-6500 F. 403-263-6501

Since 1980, Webster Galleries Inc. has been a leading specialist in stone sculpture and offers a large collection of Inuit sculpture, oils, watercolours, bronzes, pencil works, ceramics and hand-pulled prints within 10,000 square feet of gallery space. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. Cooperative Galleries ARTPOINT GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1139 - 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3G1 T. 403-265-6867 F. 403-265-6867 Housed just behind the CPR tracks in Ramsay, the gallery is home to over 40 artists and members of the artpoint society. In the Upstairs and Downstairs Galleries, members and invited art groups show their work in monthly changing exhibitions — from painting to sculpture; photography to textiles. Turn E from 8 St onto 11 Ave SE and follow gravel road. Thurs & Fri 1 pm - 5 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, or by appointment. BRIC GALLERY 227 35 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2K5 T. 403-520-0707 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, handpulled prints, wall hangings, and functional and decorative pottery and hand-blown glass, all by local artists who work at the gallery. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm, (also Mon from May to Oct). East end of the Calgary Tower complex, opposite Glenbow Museum. Public Galleries ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE GALLERY 1221 2 St SW, 2nd floor, Calgary, AB T2R 0W5 T. 403-245-5662 F. 403-244-3911 Located in the heritage Memorial Park Building, the Alliance Française of Calgary offers a wide range of exhibitions in its new gallery. It promotes the visual arts and their multicultural aspects as an important expression of French civilization and also facilitates cultural activities offered in conjunction with French language classes. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 5:30 pm; Sat 9:30 am - 1 pm. ART GALLERY OF CALGARY 117 - 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4 T. 403-770-1350 F. 403-264-8077 DEVO ART GALLERY 317 7 Ave SW, 4th Flr TD Square, Calgary, AB T. 403-221-4274 GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 The colourful history of Canada’s West comes alive at Western Canada’s largest museum. Discover the diverse people, stories and events that shaped this region. Glimpse the world beyond Western Canada through special exhibitions and their own eclectic, international collections. Daily 9 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm. Adult $14; Sen $10.50; Stu $9; under 6 free; family $43.75. Glenbow Shop open daily 10 am 5:30 pm, Thur till 9 pm. ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682 LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8, By Millarville, 16 km south of Calgary off Hwy 22 west Calgary, Alberta T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 Situated on 80 acres of rolling foothills 15 minutes southwest of Calgary, the former home of landscape painter A.C. Leighton represents 50 years in Canadian landscape painting. Changing exhibitions and sales — workshops on painting techniques for various skill levels from beginners to accomplished artists. Located south on Macleod Tr to Spruce

Meadows Tr west to 37 St (Hwy 773) and south (then west and south) to 266 Ave W (bottom of big hill, west and south on winding road) to Leighton Centre. Museum entrance 50 yds south of Centre. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. MARION NICOLL GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7625 F. 403-289-6682 MEZZANINE GALLERY 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1T1 T. 403-220-4913 MUSEUM OF THE REGIMENTS GALLERIES 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T3E 1T8 T. 403-240-9723 F. 403-686-1280


THE NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM University of Calgary, 434 Collegiate Bd NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-7234 F. 403-282-4742 A broadly focused public gallery that is an integral part of the University of Calgary. 18 to 24 exhibitions per year focus on contemporary western Canadian art and on numismatics, reflecting the museum’s two major collections. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thur to 9 pm, Sat 1 pm - 5 pm (May through Aug, Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm only). TRIANGLE GALLERY OF VISUAL ART 104-800 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403-262-1737 F. 403-262-1764 Dedicated to the presentation of contemporary Canadian visual arts, architecture and design within a context of international art, the gallery is engaged in the advancement of knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices through a balanced program of visual art exhibitions to the public of Calgary and visitors. Admission fee: Adults - $2.00; Senior/Students $1.00; Family - $5.00; Members of the Triangle Gallery - Free. Annual Membership - $25.00. Free admission on Thursdays. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.

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

CAMROSE 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

Susan Dean

2105 - 4 Street SW 245-1212

Commercial Galleries ELEVATION 1309 204-709 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 Housing the works of more than 20 visual artists, Elevation 1309 Gallery exhibits a constantly changing array of painting, jewellery, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, ceramic and glass. Artists range from emerging to established, all working with some elements of contemporary style. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. (Closed Mon in shoulder seasons.) THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 Established in 1980, the Avens Gallery features original work by local senior artists — Zelda Nelson, Alice Saltiel, Tony Bloom, Craig Richards and others working in painting, photography, glass, clay, wood and metal. Daily 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. THE CORNER GALLERY 705 Main St, Box 8110, Canmore, AB T1W 2T8

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David Langevin O'Hara Gold Acrylic on Canvas 30” x 40”

403-949-3777 • The Alicat Gallery has been in operation since 1987, and specializes in Western Canadian art. Located about 30 minutes west of Calgary in Bragg Creek, Alberta.

Willock & Sax Waterton Lakes National Park Gallery of Fine Art and Photography Own a part of Canadian History Barbara Paterson, BFA Women are Persons, Famous 5 Mini Maquette, 2006 bronze/walnut 1.866.859.2220 5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401

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bitions by professional, emerging and beginning artists from the area. Just north of Stettler at Hwy 53. Open May through October. EDMONTON


Artist-run Galleries HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 The Arts Centre delivers a variety of services to both artists and the community, and acts as an essential alternative site for the presentation, distribution and promotion of contemporary art. The gallery presents 10 five-week exhibitions, from local, provincial and national artists, collectives and arts organizations as well as an annual members’ show. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.

Commercial Galleries FERNTREE GALLERY & FRAMING 2-505 1 St W, Box 366, Cochrane, AB T4C 1A6 T. 403-932-7335 F. 403-932-4711

LATITUDE 53 10248 106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5 T. 780-423-5353 F. 780-424-9117

STUDIO WEST BRONZE FOUNDRY & ART GALLERY PO Box 550, 205 - 2 Ave SE, Industrial Park Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7 T. 403-932-2611 F. 403-932-2705 Original bronze works both finished and in progress at Canada’s largest sculpture foundry. Free tours of the lost-wax methods of bronze casting. Also paintings, western prints, Pioneer Women’s Museum, artifacts and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, evenings by appointment and call (403) 9322611 for weekend hours. In Cochrane, 15 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A.

SNAP GALLERY 10309 97 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 0M7 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.

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.

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.

Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 The gallery is run by Canmore Artists and Artisans Guild, which has existed for 26 years. All media are represented in the gallery including fine arts, photography, textiles and sculpture. Mon to Thu 11 am - 8 pm, Fri to Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

CROWSNEST PASS Public Gallery CROWSNEST PASS PUBLIC ART GALLERY 14733 20 Ave, PO Box 1469 Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0 T. 403-562-2218 F. 403-562-2218 Located on scenic Hwy 3 in Frank, the Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery features an eclectic selection of rotational exhibitions throughout the year. The Gallery Gift Store offers a selection of fine arts and crafts created by local and area artists. Donations are accepted. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm, wknds/hols 1 - 4 pm. DIDSBURY

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


T. 403-678-6090 Toll Free: 1 800 649-7948 Original works by Canadian artists — Elaine Fleming, Mike Svob, Tinyan, Min Ma and Vilem Zach. Paintings, pottery, bronze, soapstone, jade, photography and raku. Phone for hours.

Commercial Gallery GILDED GALLERY 106-2034 19 Ave (Box 2004) Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 T. 403-335-8735 F. 403-335-8736 Specializing in original works by emerging artists of Central Alberta, the gallery shows more than 120 works by over 20 artists. The approachable and welcoming atmosphere is ideal for browsing and buying. Full custom framing services available. Tues to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appt. DONALDA Public Gallery DONALDA GALLERY FOR THE ARTS 5002 Main St, Donalda, AB T0B 1H0 T. 403-883-2255 A crossroads for art creators and art appreciators, the gallery is located in the historic Imperial Bank of Canada building with a commanding view of the Meeting Creek valley. Features a permanent exhibition of ceramics, water colours and oil paintings by native son, Luke Lindoe along with changing exhi-

ART BEAT GALLERY 26 St Anne St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E9 T. 780-459-3679 F. 780-459-3677 Located in the Arts and Heritage District of St. Albert, this family-owned business specializes in original artwork by Western Canadian artists. Paintings in all media, sculpture, pottery, and art glass. Home and corporate consulting. Certified picture framer. Part of St. Albert Artwalk - May through August. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. ART MODE GALLERY 12220 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K3 T. 780-453-1555 Located just minutes from downtown, in the Gallery Walk district, the gallery is home to more than 50 Canadian artists and several internationally renowned artists. Many styles and media are represented including eastern and western Canadian landscapes. Art Mode Gallery is also located in Calgary and Ottawa. BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 Specializing in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art since 1975 from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Jane Ash Poitras and David Morrisseau. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon 11 am - 5 pm, Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. CAMPBELL’S ART REGISTRY, SALES AND HISTORY SHOPPE 101-10235 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P9 T. 780-455-4788

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. Selected a “Top 100 Art And Framing Retailer” by Decor Home magazine in 2003 and 2004. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 8 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. FRINGE GALLERY 10516 Whyte Ave - lower Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4 T. 780-432-0240 F. 780-439-5447

PEOPLE Vanderleelie Gallery in Edmonton has changed hands. Owner Peter Robertson may be contacted at 780-452-0286 or visit FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 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. JOHNSON GALLERY SOUTH SIDE 7711 85 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3B4 T. 780-465-6171 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. MURUNGO GALLERY 10614 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1S3 T. 780-433-5504 Toll Free: 1 866 717-9485

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NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY EDMONTON 2113 West Edmonton Mall, 8770 170 St Edmonton, AB T5T 3J7 T. 780-444-1995 F. 780-481-0530 Canada’s leading retailer of Inuit and Dene art from the Arctic. Specializing in soapstone carvings, tapestries, original prints, jewellery, beaded slippers and glassworks. Located on the Upper Level, Phase 1, West Edmonton Mall. Second location in Winnipeg. Mon to Fri 10 am - 9 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 10130 103 St, Mezz Level Edmonton, AB T5J 3N9 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, scrimshaw on moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in corporate collections and gifts, the gallery offers consultation for special commissions, packaging and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. Second location in Calgary. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 Established in 1986, the Scott Gallery features Canadian contemporary art representing over thirty established and emerging Canadian artists. Exhibits include paintings, works on paper including hand pulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am -5 pm. SPECTRUM GALLERY 9418 91 ST NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 3P4 T. 780-634-9177 Nestled in the unique neighbourhood of Strathearn, Spectrum Art Gallery characterizes itself as a focal point for 30 Western Canadian artists. Paintings in acrylics, watercolours plus glass, mosaics and sculpture, welcomes all to experience the rich palate of creativity that owner Christopher Lucas, has to offer. (Summer) Mon to Sat noon - 9 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. (Winter) Daily noon - 5 pm.

“O the Joy of My Spirit, it is unchanged”, Mixed Media

DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, Vancouver since 1986, and now also in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt. A major piece by internationally-recognized Shona sculptor Lazarus Tandi is at the centre of a variety of stone sculptures from Zimbabwe. This import gallery prides itself on purchasing each piece directly from the artist. A selection of generally smaller specialty objects complements the sculpture. Tue to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

ST. ALBERT ART WALK - Thursday Evenings May 4, June 8, July 6, August 3, and September 7 26 St. Anne Street St. Albert, AB (780) 459-3679

Fine Art & Professional Custom Framing

Norval Morrisseau Copper Thunderbird May 27 - June 8

TU GALLERY 10718-124 St, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1 T. 780-452-9664 An innovative gallery representing talented, local Canadian artists, blending beautifully handcrafted wood art and furniture, exquisite photographic art, hand blown glass as well as archival quality picture framing, all into one very personal expression. Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Thu 10 am - 8 pm; closed Sun & Mon.

"Ojibway Medicine Man", acrylic on canvas

CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave, Edmonton, AB T. 780-439-8210 F. 780-435-0429 This storefront gallery and studio, in the Mill Creek area of Old Strathcona, features the work of Edmonton artist Christl Bergstrom, both recent and past work including still lifes, portraits, nudes and landscapes. Mon to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat by appt.

VANDERLEELIE GALLERY 10183 112 St, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M1 T. 780-452-0286 F. 780-451-1615 Located downtown, Vanderleelie Gallery boasts one of Edmonton’s most elegant contemporary art spaces. Established in 1992, the gallery represents artists at various stages of their professional development and working in a variety of media. Under the direction of Peter Robertson, the gallery mounts 15 exhibitions each year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 Established in 1975, this fine art gallery is known for representing leading artists from across Canada — paintings, sculpture and glass art in traditional and contemporary styles. Exhibitions via e-mail available by request. Second location in Victoria. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

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

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Cooperative Galleries LITTLE CHURCH GALLERY 455 King St, PO Box 3511 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A8 T. 780-962-0664 F. 780-962-0664 Administered by the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove, the gallery is housed in a church built in 1920. It shows original works by members of the Allied Arts Council, as well as a new featured artist every month. There are several member shows each year and an annual art competition open to all Alberta artists. Ongoing classes for both adults and children. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. THE STUDIO GALLERY 143 Grandin Park Plaza, 22 Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St Albert, AB T8N 1B4 T. 780-460-5990 F. 780-458-7871 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 works by ACC members. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine crafts including pottery, blown glass, jewelry, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more. All are

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hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; closed Sun. CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS D’ALBERTA 9103 95 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 EXTENSION CENTRE GALLERY 8303 - 112 Street, 2nd Flr, University Extension Centre, Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4 T. 780-492-0166 finearts_gallery.aspx FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 MULTICULTURAL PUBLIC ART GALLERY 5411 51 St, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7 T. 780-963-2777 F. 780-963-0233 PROFILES PUBLIC ART GALLERY, ARTS & HERITAGE FOUNDATION 19 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9537 Located in the historic Banque d’Hochelaga in St. Albert, the gallery features contemporary art, usu-

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VAAA Gallery Lando Gallery Latitude 53 Murungo Gallery Rowles & Company Ltd Royal Alberta Museum SNAP Gallery The Art Gallery of Alberta The Works Gallery

ally by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sulpture, video, quilts, glass and ceramics at both the provincial and national level. Monthly exhibitions, adult lectures and workshops, “Looking at Art” school tours, art rental and sales plus a gallery gift shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm. ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM 12845 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 T. 780-453-9100 THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 Founded in 1924, The Art Gallery of Alberta is the only museum in Alberta devoted strictly to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. In

ART WALKS The 2006 St. Albert Art Walk runs monthly on Thursdays from May to September. Dates are May 4, June 8, July 6, August 3 and September 7. Artbeat Gallery at

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conjunction with a full and varied exhibition schedule, the Gallery provides lectures, talks and seminars on art and art-related issues. Tues to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm, Sat, Sun 11 am - 5 pm, closed holidays. THE WORKS GALLERY AT COMMERCE PLACE 10150 Jasper Ave, Main Floor, Commerce Place Edmonton, AB T5J 1W4 T. 780-426-2122 F. 780-426-4673 VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5N 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 1 866 421-1731 Visual Arts Alberta Association is a non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. FORT MACLEOD Commercial Gallery AGT ART GALLERY 2224 2 Ave, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 T. 403-553-4646 This gallery recently opened in the heritage AGT building on the corner of 2nd Ave and Highway 2 south.

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

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

JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341 THE MILLER GALLERY 407A 5 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B6 T. 403-329-1050

Cooperative Galleries GALLERY POTEMKIN 316 5 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B5


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.

TWO FEATHERS GALLERY 153 Macleod Tr, PO Box 5457 High River, AB T1V 1M6 T. 403-652-1024 F. 403-652-1026 JASPER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, #1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both wellestablished and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 8 am - 10 pm. LACOMBE Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY ON MAIN 4910 50 Ave, 2nd Flr, Lacombe, AB T4L 1Y1 T. 403-782-3402 F. 403-782-3405 Located just off Hwy. 2 in the heart of Historic Downtown Lacombe, this gallery boasts the largest selection of original art in central Alberta. Representing over 60 Alberta artists, the gallery’s selection covers a wide variety of media. Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. Winter Hours: Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.

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TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 1 866 380-2787

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 30th Anniversary in 2006 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.

Commercial Galleries ART AND SOUL GALLERY 509 1 St SW, PO Box 5005 High River, AB T1V 1M3 T. 403-601-3713 Annie Froese’s working studio/gallery presents paintings in a variety of media, ceramic arts, glass, weaving, furniture and jewellery. In addition to Annie’s own pieces, many of the original works shown are by teachers and mentors or simply the work of artists she has admired. Located about 1/2 hour south of Calgary. Wed to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.

If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint. - Edward Hopper

Detail, Dying Breed by Roger Belley


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

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POTEMKIN TOO 317 6 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C7 Public Galleries BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118

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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 Polar Bear with Fish, Simeonie Ejeesiak from Iqaluit

MEDICINE HAT Commercial Gallery FRAMING AND ART CENTRE 628 2 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0C9 T. 403-527-2600 F. 403-529-9109 Public Galleries CULTURE CENTRE GALLERY 299 College Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6 T. 403-529-3806 F. 403-504-3554 ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 This new home for the Medicine Hat Museum, Art Gallery and Archives, as well as a 700-seat theatre, opened in October 2005. The gallery accommodates a wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical, regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are often accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Adults - $5, Youth and Student - $3.50, 6 & Under - Free, Family - $12 Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun and Hol 1 pm - 5 pm. MOUNTAIN VIEW Commercial Gallery THE CURIOUS BIRD South side Hwy 5, PO Box 136 Mountain View, AB T0K 1N0 T. 403-653-1155

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11148 - 81 Avenue Edmonton,AB T6G 0S5 Phone (780) 431-0151 • Summer 2006 Galleries West 71 Artist-owned gallery specializes in original two- and three-dimensional art from emerging artists and artisans in Southern Alberta. The gallery also offers a unique line of original fine art note cards and hand painted sweatshirts. Open daily May 1 to Sept 30, wknds only in Apr and Oct.

BELLA COOLA Commercial Galleries PETROGLYPH GALLERY Box 433, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0 T. 250-799-5673 F. 250-799-5675

OKOTOKS Public Gallery THE STATION CULTURAL CENTRE PO Bag 20, 53 North Railway St Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1 T. 403-938-3204 F. 403-938-8963 RED DEER Cooperative Gallery HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-346-8937

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Public Galleries RED DEER & DISTRICT MUSEUM 4525 47a Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 VIEWPOINT GALLERY 3827 39 St, City of Red Deer Culture Services Red Deer, AB T4N 0Y6 T. 403-309-4091

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4450 Towgood Rd., Oyama BC V4V 2B6 Ph: (250) 548-3823 • Fax: (250) 548-004 email:

ROSEBUD Commercial Gallery AKOKINISKWAY GALLERY Box 654, Rosebud, Alberta T0J 2T0 T. 403-677-2350 , Toll Free: 1 800 267-7553 \ WATERTON LAKES Commercial Galleries GUST GALLERY 112A Waterton Ave Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535 The Gust Gallery embraces the art and landscapes of Southern Alberta reflected by the extraordinary talents of artists working in 2 and 3 dimensional mediums. Open daily mid-May to end-September. WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 85, 305 Windflower Ave Waterton Lakes, AB TOK 2MO T. 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 ABBOTSFORD Commercial Gallery CHARISMA GALLERY 33339 S Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B2 T. 604-852-3999 F. 604-852-3315 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.

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NEW SPACES The Bella Coola Community Art Gallery has opened in downtown Bella Coola, BC, showing local artistic talent. Open daily in the summer, it is the only full-time art gallery within a radius of 500 kilometres. CHERRYVILLE Cooperative Gallery CHERRYVILLE ARTISANS’ SHOP, GALLERY & MARKETPLACE 1187 Highway 6, Cherryville, BC V0E 2G1 T. 250-547-0020 COURTENAY Public Galleries COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287 THE MUIR GALLERY 440 Anderton Ave, PO Box 3053 Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3 T. 250-334-2983 F. 250-334-2934 DUNCAN Commercial Galleries E.J. HUGHES GALLERY 28 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-7112 The art of E. J. Hughes is now available at his hometown gallery on Vancouver Island. Hughes is a master. His use of color, moody coastal skies and timeless places keeps connoisseurs coming back for more. Shop the Hughes Gallery online or, in person Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Sun by appt. JUDY HILL GALLERY 22 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-6663 F. 250-746-8113 With 30 years experience in Northwest Coast native art, Judy Hill is a recognized expert who is very careful about quality and authenticity. “I want people to see items in a gallery environment rather than in a gift shop to realize that they are art forms - not just souvenirs.” See Judy’s private collection of trade beads and rare baskets. Appraisals available. Mon to Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (Reduced hours off-season). GALIANO ISLAND Commercial Gallery GALIANO ART GALLERY 33 Manzanita Rd at Sturdies Bay Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-3539 F. 250-539-3505 GOLDEN Commercial Galleries 5 ELEMENTS ARTISAN GALLERY 1210 Trans Canada Highway Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T. 250-344-5332 Conveniently located in the heart of Kicking Horse Country, the gallery is an eclectic art collectors par-

Public Gallery GRAND FORKS ART GALLERY 7340 - 5th St, PO Box 2140 Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 T. 250-442-2211 F. 250-442-0099 INVERMERE Commercial Galleries BAVIN GLASSWORKS 4884A Athalmer Road RR 3 Invermere, BC V0A 1K3 T. 250-342-6816 THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565 KAMLOOPS Commercial Gallery HAMPTON GALLERY KAMLOOPS 167 4 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 3N3 T. 250-374-2400 F. 250-374-2400 Public Galleries KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-377-2400 F. 250-828-0662 As the principal gallery for the visual arts in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, the Kamloops Art Gallery is committed to art as an essential part of the human experience and, therefore, exhibits, collects, documents, preserves, encourages, and interprets regional, national, and international art in all media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY VISUAL ART GALLERY Student St, Old Main Building, Box 3010 Kamloops, BC V2C 5N3 T. 250-828-5480 F. 250-371-5950 KELOWNA 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 Since 1999 this gallery in Kelowna’s Cultural District has offered a diverse range of quality artwork by established and emerging Western Canadian artists. The six exhibition spaces show paintings and sculpture in various mediums. The gallery adjoins a fine crafts gift shop offering photography and exquisite clay, glass, woodwork and jewellery from BC artisans. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

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. JULIA TROPS ARTIST STUDIO Studio 113, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-215-0079 Canadian artist Julia Trops works from her studio/gallery in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, in the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Dramatic and bold figurative artworks in charcoal and oils. Artwork available for purchase from her studio and on her website. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 4 pm or by appt.

NEW SPACES The Kelowna Sculptors Network Society has opened Sculptures in Progress Gallery at #112, The Rotary Centre for the Arts, in Kelowna. Call 250-491-4942 or email THE BARN GALLERY 4450 Towgood Rd, Oyama, BC V4V 2B6 T. 250-548-3823 F. 250-548-0004 To an emerging artist a good gallery is the door to realization, evolution and the community. To an art lover, it is the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Jody LaFontaine, owner of the Barn Gallery, nurtures both artist and collector in a relaxed country setting featuring Okanagan original art. Open Victoria Day (May) to Thanksgiving (October), Fri to Sun 10 am - 6 pm or by appt. THE EVANS GALLERY AND FRAMING 571 Lawrence Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L8 T. 250-861-4422 F. 250-868-3377 TURTLE ISLAND GALLERY 115-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-717-8235 The gallery has a stunning selection of Northwest Coast wood carvings including ceremonial masks, totem poles, talking sticks, plaques, and bentwood style boxes and a few Cree and Ojibway artists’ works from eastern Canada. Also stone carvings, jewellery, original paintings and limited edition prints both contemporary and traditional. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm (Summer only: extended Thur, Fri till 8 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm). TUTT ART GALLERY 9-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 A contemporary fine art gallery established in 1984, the Tutt Collection is comprised of original Canadian art, by more than 35 regionally, nationally, and internationally-acclaimed artists offering an exciting variety of works. From the representational to the abstract, there is something for all fine art preferences. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am 4 pm or by appt.


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GEERT MAAS SCULPTURE GARDENS AND GALLERY 250 Reynolds Road, Kelowna, BC V1V 2G7 T. 250-860-7012 F. 250-860-0494

"Komokwa" mask by Tim Alfred

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

GALLERY 421 100-421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-448-8888

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adise featuring over 60 Western Canadian artisans. The fully renovated 2000 sq ft building houses everything from artwork, photography and woodwork to jewellery, ceramics and metal work. (Oct-May) Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; (Jun-Sep) Mon, Wed, Sat, Sun 10 am -5 pm, Thurs and Fri until 7 pm.

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

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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.

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The gallery presents contemporary art and historical exhibitions of both established and emerging artists in four exhibition spaces. A place of inquiry, interest and enjoyment, the AGSO proudly promotes Okanagan as well as provincial and national artists. Admission: Adults $2, students and children free, weekends free. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm. PRINCE GEORGE Public Gallery TWO RIVERS GALLERY OF PRINCE GEORGE & REGION 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-614-7800 F. 250-563-3211 Toll Free: 1 888 221-1155 QUALICUM BAY Commercial Gallery QUALICUM BAY SEASIDE GALLERY 6161 West Island Highway Qualicum Bay, BC V9K 2E3 T. 250-757-9180

NANAIMO 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.)

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Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 T. 250-754-1750 The Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Art Rental and Sales Gallery is filled with art from over 100 local artists. The works are available for rental or purchase, with 60% of the rental or sale price going directly to the artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. Second gallery on Malaspina campus at 900 Fifth St. NELSON Public Gallery OXYGEN GALLERY AT NELSON FINE ART CENTRE 707-622 Front St, Nelson, BC V1L 4B7 T. 250-352-6322 OLIVER Commercial Gallery HANDWORKS GALLERY 9932 350 Ave, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 T. 250-498-6388 F. 250-498-6388 PENTICTON










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STUDIO TOURS Arts Denman hosts its second annual Studio Tour on Denman Island July 22, 9 am to 5 pm. Tour maps at Buckley Bay Ferry Terminal. Call 250-335-0768. SALMON ARM Public Gallery SAGA PUBLIC ART GALLERY 70 Hudson Ave NE, PO Box 1543 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6 T. 250-832-1170 F. 250-832-6807 SALT SPRING ISLAND Commercial Galleries GALLEONS LAP 103 Park Dr, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2R7 T. 250-538-0182 Representing artists from both the local and wider photographic communities, Galleons Lap exhibits and sells contemporary and historic photographic fine art. Located corner of Park Dr, and Lower Ganges Rd, 200 metres north of the Tourist Infomation Centre in Ganges. Thurs to Sat 11 am to 5pm or by appointment. J. MITCHELL GALLERY 3104 Grace Point Square, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 Representing 40 Island contemporary artists and artisans distinguished by the quality of their work and their fresh, innovative approaches to the

Commercial Gallery THE LLOYD GALLERY 598 Main St, Penticton, BC V2A 5C7 T. 250-492-4484 Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through four large viewing galleries hung French salon-style. Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and sculptures depict the many faces of the Okanagan, Canada, Europe and Asia. Mon to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm. Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF THE SOUTH OKANAGAN 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992

STUDIO TOURS Visitors to Salt Spring Island can take a self-guided tour of 42 artisans’ studios located throughout the island. 250-537-5075 or The 2006 Saturna Artists Studio Tour runs August 5 to 7 on Saturna Island, BC. Artist studios are open 11 am to 4 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

NEW SPACES The Denman Island Arts Centre grand opening is May 20. Weekend art workshops in painting, photography, art theory and history, and mixed media run through the summer. The centre is housed in a renovated heritage farmhouse and run by Arts Denman.

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 Established in 1972, the gallery presents contemporary jewellery, paintings, sculptures and glassware (including originals and prints by Salt Spring’s Carol Evans). Pegasus specializes in museum quality antique basketry and work by Northwest Coast native carvers. Open year round. 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 art of the Northwest Coast and the very best of Salt Spring Island’s world class art community. As the Island’s second oldest fine art gallery they have built their reputation one collector at a time. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am 4 pm.

comfortable setting encourages browsing, questions and conversation whether a first time art buyer or collector. Daily 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm (summer only), Sunday 11 am - 5 pm. PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave, Landmark Bldg. Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282, Toll Free: 1 877 787-1896 Gallery offers original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale both onsite and through a comprehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm.

THE NEW WEST GALLERY 101-9840 Fifth St Sidney, BC V8L 5K8 T. 250-654-0735 F. 250-654-0732 A new contemporary gallery showing high quality original artwork from North America and England — paintings, sculptures, jewellery, ceramics, wood turning, glass works, unique furniture and photography. All artists represented are passionate about their art and this is evident from the quality of work and the energy it exudes. Tues to Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm or by appointment.

Commercial Gallery GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Road, PO Box 3109 Silver Star Mountain, BC V1B 3M1 T. 250-503-0822 F. 250-503-0822 The gallery proudly represents a talented group of Okanagan, British Columbian and Canadian artists, some of them well-established and highly accomplished, others just emerging, but all of them work in a distinctive and original style — oils, acrylics, watercolours, scrimshaw, sculpture, pottery. (Summer) Thur and Sat 2 pm - 6 pm; (Winter) Wed and Sat 1 pm - 6 pm or by appt.


MAIN STREET GALLERY 1-2449 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1X7 T. 250-656-6246 F. 250-652-6249 This exciting new space offers a broad selection of original art, ceramics, glass and jewellery. Representing an outstanding selection of contemporary Canadian artists, the elegant, warm and

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The Quadra Island Studio Tour runs June 3 and 4. It is a 12minute ferry ride from Campbell River. Visit the studios of more than 30 painters, glass blowers, carvers, potters, sculptors and fabric artists.

LAROCHE GALLERY 1A-9851 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3 T. 250-655-8278 Gallery exhibits original fine art paintings and sculpture with focus on west coast subject matter in representational and contemporary style — including contemporary soapstone sculptures — in a cozy, comfortable setting in front of the Port Sidney Marina. In summer artists are often at work including the “Plein Air Paint Out” in August. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm (also closed Thur in winter).

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VILLAGE GALLERY 2459 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1X7 T. 250-656-3633 F. 250-656-3601

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

Commercial Galleries ARBUTUS GALLERY 9715 2nd St, Sidney, BC V8L 3C3 T. 250-655-9442

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ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY 102-2537 Beacon Ave, Sidney Cannery Building Sidney, BC V8L 1Y3 T. 250-655-6466 F. 250-655-6477




101 9840 Fifth Street Sidney BC. V8L 2X3 Telephone 250 654 0735 Hours: Tues to Sat 10 to 5.30 or by appointment

An exciting new gallery in the heart of Sidney offering a superb selection of original fine art, ceramics, glass and jewelry "View Up Finlayson Arm", 36" x 36", acrylic on canvas

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.

SQUAMISH Commercial Gallery NORTHERN LIGHTS GALLERY Box 1130, 38055 Cleveland Ave Squamish, BC V0N 3G0 T. 604-892-2018 Showcasing Canadian artists while featuring First Nations and Inuit works. Originals and Limited Edition prints, sculptures, textiles and pottery. A pleasing destination or a quiet break en route to Whistler. Watch for upcoming exhibitions and events. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. TERRACE Commercial Gallery FALLS GALLERY 2668 Hwy 37, Terrace, BC V8G 3Z9 T. 250-638-0438

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New Landscapes

Jo Ludvig

Christine Reimer, B.F.A.

August 24 - September 8 (Artist Reception August 24, 5 - 8 pm)

Open 10 to 6 daily, 11 to 5 Sundays Thursdays open until 9 (summer only) #1, 2449 Beacon Ave., Sidney, BC 250 656-6246 Summer 2006 Galleries West 75

GREATER VANCOUVER 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 (left to right): Lindsay Craig, La Sirene, 2005 (34.5 cm x 10 cm) • Meg Ida, Colonel Sanders and Chairman Mao (Andy Warhol) Salt & Pepper Shakers, 2004 (15.2 cm x 19 cm 6.4 cm). Photos by Raymond Lum.

Opening Reception May 28, 4 to 5:30 PM

Art Gallery Evergreen Cultural Centre 1205 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T 604 927 6550 Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday – Noon to 5PM

HELEN PITT GALLERY 102-148 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5 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

CELEBRATIONS Art Works Gallery in Vancouver hosts a 20th anniversary exhibition, Surviving, Thriving & Growing, May 29 to July 8. Opening reception and anniversary celebration is June 1, 5 to 8 pm.

ATELIER GALLERY 2421 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-732-3021 AUTUMN BROOK ARTISTS GALLERY 1545 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1L6 T. 604-737-2363 AYDEN GALLERY 2103 - 88 West Pender St - 2nd Flr, International Village (Tinseltown), Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-891-4310 BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 BEL ART GALLERY Canada Export Centre, 100-602 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1P2 T. 604-924-3719 F. 604-924-3719 Art dealers since 1990, Beatrice and Stefan Schreiber offer an excellent collection of orginal art and sculptures from fine local and internationally-acclaimed artists in their new, downtown location. Also permanent exhibition and sale on 4th floor. Check their website for schedule of showings by Bel Art Group outside the gallery. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm.

WESTERN FRONT GALLERY 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1 T. 604-876-9343 F. 604-876-4099

BENT BOX FIRST NATIONS ART 1536 W 2 Ave (Waterfall Building) Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-731-4874 The Bent Box is focused on promotion of the dynamic art of the Northwest Coast. Featuring finely crafted jewellery, woodcarving and prints from leading and emerging artists. Highlighting works by: Bill Reid, Darren Joseph, Douglas Horne, Trevor Hunt, Beau Dick and Dorothy Grant. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sun and Mon noon - 5 pm.

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

BJORNSON KAJIWARA GALLERY 1727 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-738-3500 F. 604-738-0204

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

BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 An eclectic gallery owned by Mary Southerst and Richard Buckland. Mary opened her first gallery in Vancouver in 1972 and since then has been managing galleries both in Spain and Vancouver. Their aim is to hang quality art without too high a price tag. The gallery represents 12 artists, many with international roots. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm, Sun noon to 5 pm.

ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427 The Art Emporium offers a large selection of paintings by all members of the Group of Seven and several of their contemporaries, as well as other major Canadian, French and American artists of the 20th Century, for serious collectors and investors. The Estate of Donald Flather. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 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.

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ARTZCO GALLERY 1025 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5L7 T. 604-683-8225 F. 604-683-9626

BUSCHLEN MOWATT GALLERY 1445 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2T3 T. 604-682-1234 F. 604-682-6004 A leading gallery of contemporary Canadian and international art, opened in 1979, Buschlen Mowatt has earned a global reputation for showcasing some of the world’s most esteemed artists, for producing museum calibre exhibitions and for distinguishing emerging talent. A second location opened in Palm Desert, Ca in 2001. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. CATRIONA JEFFRIES GALLERY 274 East 1 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-1554 F. 604-736-1054 New location opening in June. CH ART GALLERY 323 Jervis St, Coal Harbour, Escala Vancouver, BC V6C 3P8

T. 604-688-3269 F. 604-688-3269 CHALI-ROSSO GALLERY 2250 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-733-3594 Recently opened on south Granville, the gallery features original Signed lithographs, etchings and engravings by Chagall, Dali, Miro, Picasso, Matisse and Rembrandt. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm or by appt.

DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1558 West 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, Vancouver since 1986, and now in also Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading Contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the International playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as International. Tues to Sat 10 am 6 pm, Mon by appt.

COASTAL PEOPLES FINE ARTS GALLERY 1024 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248

DOWNTOWN GALLERY 103-595 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T5 T. 604-682-8990 F. 604-682-8993

ART WALKS The 2006 Art in the Garden Tour takes place May 27 and 28 in North Vancouver. The self-guided tour features at least one visual artist and one musical performance per day in each lush garden setting. The event is organized by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. Call 604-988-6844. CONTINUING TRADITIONS 1188 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2 T. 604-602-7540 F. 604-602-9108 Recently-opened First Nations gallery in Yaletown, specializing in Kwagiulth Nation and next generation’s artists. The gallery showcases works by Patrick Amos, George Hunt Jr and Ruth Joseph Baker — including masks, paddles, drums, jewellery, poles and more. Ongoing exhibitions. Tues to Sat 10 am -6 pm, Sun, Mon and Hols noon - 6 pm. COVAN ART GALLERY 3778 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, AB V6R 2G4 T. 604-225-0388 F. 604-225-0399 DANCING CRANES ORIENTAL FINE ARTS 807 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1B4 T. 604-688-3835 F. 604-688-3865 DIANE FARRIS GALLERY 1590 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-737-2629 F. 604-737-2675 Founded in 1984, the gallery has developed into an internationally recognized showcase for contemporary Canadian and international art, and is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent. They endeavour to draw in and include those who are new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. DISKIN GALLERIES 88 W Pender St, “International Village” Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 604-724-4667 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

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 The gallery features Canadian fine art representing contemporary artists and historical masters. Art dealer Ted Lederer prides himself on the standard and diversity of work the gallery carries, their innovative programs and excellent service, providing “in-house” art consultations and an art rental program available to private and corporate clients and the entertainment industry. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

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Angela Grossmann June 1 - 24, 2006 Opening Reception: June 1, 6-8 pm 1590 W. 7th Avenue Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6J 1S2 Tel. (604) 737-2629 Fax (604) 737-2675 www.dianefarrisgallery

ENVISION GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 ndex.html This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by local artists Sonja Kobrehel (show opening May 25), Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464 EXPOSURE GALLERY 851 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M6 T. 604-688-9501 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 2432 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L2 T. 604-913-1059 The gallery features original contemporary Canadian and international art: paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and glass. It focuses on works with established market values — often through recorded auction results — and a potential for further appreciation. From May, on ‘second Sundays’ the gallery offers history of art lectures. Tue to Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm, and by appt.

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


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Anthropology Peter Ohler Fine Art Richmond Art Gallery White Rock Gallery Art Emporium Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Atelier Gallery Jacana Gallery Kurbatoff Art Gallery Lambert’s Gallery & Shop Yishu Space Autumn Brook Artists Gallery Tracey Lawrence Gallery Ayden Gallery Diskin Galleries Eileen Fong Gallery Jennifer Kleinstuber Gallery Bau-Xi Gallery Bel Art Gallery

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

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Belkin Satellite Art Gallery Bent Box First Nations Art Elliott Louis Gallery Lattimer Gallery Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery Gallery Jones Buckland Southerst Gallery Gala Gallery Pemberton Studios Presentation House Gallery The Studio Art Gallery Art Gallery at Evergreen Cultural Centre Burnaby Art Gallery Surrey Art Gallery Tribal Spirit Gallery Van Dop Gallery Westwind Art Gallery Buschlen Mowatt Gallery

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 HOWE STREET GALLERY OF FINE ART 555 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V5C 2C2

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Catriona Jeffries Gallery Centre A CH Art Gallery Chali-Rosso Gallery Ian Tan Gallery Charles H. Scott Gallery Crafthouse Gallery Eagle Spirit Gallery Federation Gallery Granville Island Gallery Malaspina Printmakers Gallery New-Small & Sterling Glass Studio Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery Contemporary Art Gallery Continuing Traditions Dancing Cranes Oriental Fine Arts Diane Farris Gallery

29 Douglas Reynolds Gallery 29 Equinox Gallery 29 Marilyn S. Mylrea Studio Art Gallery 29 Monte Clark Gallery 30 Dorian Rae Collection 31 Doctor Vigari Gallery 32 Douglas Udell Gallery 32 Elissa Cristall Galleries 32 Heffel Gallery 32 La Galerie du Centre 32 Petley Jones Gallery 33 Downtown Gallery 33 Howe Street Gallery 34 Envision Gallery 35 Exposure Gallery 36 Gallery 0 - Contemporary 37 Gallery Gachet 38 grunt Gallery 39 Harrison Galleries 39 Or Gallery

T. 604-681-5777 F. 604-605-8577 IAN TAN GALLERY 2202 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7 T. 604-738-1077 F. 604-738-1078 INUIT GALLERY OF VANCOUVER 206 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9 T. 604-688-7323 , Toll Free: 1 888 615-8399 JACANA GALLERY 2435 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 Jacana Gallery represents local and international artists including Karen Bagayawa, Nori Braig, Claire

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Havana Gallery Helen Pitt Gallery Hill’s Native Art Inuit Gallery of Vancouver JEM Gallery Marion Scott Gallery Michel Blais Gallery onepointsix gallery Pendulum Gallery Portfolio Gallery Romanov Gallery Rendez-Vous Art Gallery Winsor Gallery Spirit Wrestler Gallery The IronWorks Uno Langmann Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery Westbridge Fine Art Western Front Gallery

Coutelle, Heather Craig, Jason de Graaf, Denna Erickson, Joe Evershot, Gabryel Harrison, Siobhan Humston, Alex Ignatius, Cybele Ironside, Katsumi Kimoto, Arno Kortschot, Peng Liu, Tim Nash, Celeste Needham, Leah Rosenberg, Pim Sekeris, and Wendy Morosoff Smith. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. JEM GALLERY 225 Broadway St East, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W4 T. 604-879-5366 JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445 Established in 1990, representing important traditional and significant contemporary Canadian artists, this eclectic gallery features quality original works of art - paintings, sculptures and works on

paper. They assist both first-time buyers and seasoned collectors in making informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. JENNIFER KLEINSTEUBER GALLERY 88 W Pender St, 2nd Flr, Tinseltown Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 604-786-9142 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 2439 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-263-1111 LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 Since 1986, clients have enjoyed the unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse while browsing the large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well-known native artists — as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm. LINDALANDO FINE ART 2001 W 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y7 T. 604-266-6010 F. 604-266-6010 Specializing in Canadian historical paintings as well as representing many fine artists, both local and national. Quality historical works by the Group of Seven, Canadian Group of Painters and many of Canada’s early impressionists can often be found there. Clients are invited to peruse Canadian art books and paintings and to enjoy the visual, cultural education offered. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. MARILYN S. MYLREA STUDIO ART GALLERY 2341 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2450 F. 604-736-2458 MARION SCOTT GALLERY 308 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6 T. 604-685-1934 F. 604-685-1890 Vancouver’s oldest Inuit art gallery (opened in 1975) and one of Canada’s most respected has recently relocated to Water St in Gastown. The gallery is committed to presenting the finest in Canadian Inuit art, with a wide range of Inuit sculpture, prints and wallhangings from many different regions of Canada’s North, with special emphasis on rare pieces from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. MARSHALL CLARK GALLERIES 1373 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z7 T. 604-536-5821 F. 604-536-5861 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

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PETER OHLER FINE ART 2095 W 44 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 2G1 T. 604-263-9051 Dealing primarily in quality historical Canadian fine art for more than 40 years. PETLEY JONES GALLERY 2235 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-5353 F. 604-732-5669 Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture, and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. PORTFOLIO GALLERY 863 W Hastings St, Terminal City Club Tower Vancouver, BC V6C 3N9 T. 604-801-6928 F. 604-801-6860

NEW SPACES Catriona Jeffries Gallery in Vancouver is moving from Granville Street to a renovated warehouse space at 274 East First Avenue (at Main Street) in June. Gala Gallery in West Vancouver has moved from its Ambleside location to new premises at 2432 Marine Drive in Dundarave. Lambert Gallery has moved from Kerrisdale to 2439 Granville St.

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Carvings in argillite, gold, silver June 17 - July 15 2001 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver BC 604 266 6010 Canadian Art — Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

RENDEZ-VOUS ART GALLERY 671 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2E5 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466 ROMANOV GALLERY 875 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 3N9 T. 604-687-6968 F. 604-687-6286 SHARING THE SPIRIT NATIVE ART GALLERY 232-757 W Hastings St, Sinclair Centre Vancouver, BC V6C 1A1 T. 604-438-1111 F. 604-437-4511 SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 8 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116 THE IRONWORKS 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-681-5033 F. 604-681-5033 THE STUDIO ART GALLERY Lions Bay Centre, 350 Centre Rd Lions Bay, BC V0N 2E0 T. 604-921-7865 F. 604-921-7865 Only 10 mins past Horseshoe Bay on the Whistler Hwy, well worth the trip. Featuring E. J. Hughes l/e archival prints, Michael Tickner originals and prints, Dan Varnals, Peter Holmes, Jeanette Jarville, Amanda Martinson, June Malaka and Marilyn Timms originals. Call gallery to see if there is a

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downtown Vancouver show before driving to Lions Bay. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat till 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. TRACEY LAWRENCE GALLERY 1531 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 16 T. 604-730-2875 F. 604-730-2870 TRIBAL SPIRIT GALLERY 20435 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4G3 T. 604-514-2377 F. 604-514-9281 Located near the Cascades Casino and Hotel, Tribal Spirit Gallery represents fine First Nations art of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. In addition to viewing cultural artifacts, visitors are invited to stroll through the 2000 sq. ft. commercial gallery celebrating the achievements of contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations artists. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 1 800 730-8825 This internationally recognized gallery is Canada’s foremost specialist in the finest quality European and North American paintings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The elegant, neo-classical surroundings of the gallery also showcase a careful selection of antique furniture, silver and objets d’art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appt. VAN DOP GALLERY 421 Richmond St, New Westminster, BC V3L 4C4 T. 604-521-7887 F. 604-293-6625 Toll Free: 1 888 981-9886 WESTBRIDGE FINE ART 1737 Fir St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5J9 T. 604-736-1014 F. 604-734-4944 WESTWIND ART GALLERY 20460 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4G2 T. 604-530-4833 With over 30 years experience, this 6000 sq ft gallery offers original paintings and limited edition prints as well as carvings and bronzes — all by artists based in BC or Alberta — along with contemporary western art from award winning and internationally recognized BC artists. Custom and conservation framing, worldwide shipping. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 1 877 974-4278 Offering an extraordinary selection of original paintings, serigraphs, etchings, ceramics, bronzes and stone sculpture by artists from across Canada since 1989. Custom framing service includes a large selection of Italian hand-finished mouldings. Personal attention. Home-like atmosphere. Tue Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. WINSOR GALLERY 667 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2E5 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878


YISHU SPACE 2435 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-733-9380 Contemporary Asian fine art in the natural light of a bright second floor location. Tues to Sat 10 am 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

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Cooperative Galleries CRAFTHOUSE GALLERY 1386 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 T. 604-687-7270 F. 604-687-6711 EILEEN FONG GALLERY 2035-88 W Pender St, Tinseltown Mall

Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-889-4057 FIBREESSENCE GALLERY 3210 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC V6S 2B7 T. 604-738-1282 GRANVILLE ISLAND GALLERY 1494-4 Old Bridge St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-725-7515 MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1827 F. 604-688-1851 Part of the Malaspina Printmakers Society, the gallery hosts a full schedule of juried exhibitions throughout the year from both the local and national communities of artist-printmakers. Members’ works are available for purchase. Member group exhibitions have been held in Peru, Scotland, Finland, Italy, Japan, Australia and the USA. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, (Sun noon - 5 pm, Jun through Sep only). PEMBERTON STUDIOS 6-1583 Pemberton Ave North Vancouver, BC V7P 2S4 T. 604-454-1475 Public Galleries ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T. 604-927-6550 F. 604-927-6559 /default.htm This public gallery features seven exhibitions each year showcasing international, national and local artists. Educational programs emphasize and encourage literacy in the visual arts and are available for groups of all ages from September - June. Mon to Sat noon - 5 pm. ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 ex.html BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 BELKIN SATELLITE 555 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R1

STUDIO TOURS The third annual Scattered Artists Studio Tour takes place in the Lakehill, Cedar Hill and Quadra Hillside districts of Victoria May 6 and 7, noon to 5 pm. Call 250-920-3831. The Stinking Fish Studio Tour in Metchosin and East Sooke on Vancouver Island is held 10 am to 5 pm July 29 to August 7. Visit more than 20 artists working in pottery, painting, woodworking, printmaking, sculpture, paper, floral, fibre and mosaic art, blacksmithing, jewellery, and photography.

CENTRE A, VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 2 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G6 T. 604-683-8326 F. 604-683-8632 CHARLES H. SCOTT GALLERY 1399 Johnston St, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 T. 604-844-3809 F. 604-844-3801 CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 T. 604-681-2700 F. 604-683-2710 LA GALERIE DU CENTRE 1551 West 7 Ave, Le Centre Culturel Francophone Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-736-9806 F. 604-736-4661 MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr,, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 PENDULUM GALLERY 885 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC T. 604-872-6991 F. 604-876-5374 PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 T. 604-986-1351 F. 604-986-5380 RICHMOND ART GALLERY 180-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 T. 604-231-6457 F. 604-231-6423 The Richmond Art Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in BC and Canada. Through excellence in exhibitions and education, the RAG strives to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. SURREY ART GALLERY 13750 88 Ave, 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 The largest art gallery in Western Canada is a focal point of downtown Vancouver. Presenting a full range of contemporary artists and major historical masters, it is recognized internationally for its superior exhibitions and excellent interactive education programs and houses a permanent collection of almost 7,000 works of art. Tues to Sun & Hols 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur 10 am - 9 pm. VERNON Cooperative Gallery GALLERY VERTIGO 3001 31 St - upstairs, Vernon, BC V1T 5H8 T. 250-503-2297 Public Gallery VERNON ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096

Artist-run Galleries MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING 1442 Haultain St., Victoria, BC V8R 2J9 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 premiumquality work by established and emerging First Nation’s artists of Canada’s Northwest Coast. In the South Pacific, the work of master carvers still living a village lifestyle is selected on-site by gallery staff. Mon to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 Especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, the gallery considers itself a showcase for contemporary British Columbia, Canadian and international art, serving both corporate and private collectors — those new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. CHOSIN POTTERY 4283 Metchosin Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 3Z4 T. 250-474-2676 F. 250-474-2676 From their studio set in a beautiful, award-winning garden of a renovated house from the turn of the century, Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle produce a wide range of work, mainly in high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-a-kind pieces for decoration or contemplation to an excellent selection of functional pottery for everyday use. One half hour north of Victoria via Hwy 1, Exit 10 to Hwy 14 (Sooke Rd) and Metchosin Rd. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. DALES GALLERY 537 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R3 T. 250-383-1552 F. 250-383-1552 EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328


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KAL GAJOUM LIGHT PERCEPTIONS May 18 - 31 2184 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T 250-598-2184 • F 250-598-2185 •

MAY IP-LAM GALLERY Oriental Brush Painting on rice paper and Contemporary Western Art

FRAN WILLIS GALLERY 200-1619 Store St, Victoria, BC V8W 3K3 T. 250-381-3422 F. 250-381-7374 Victoria’s oldest and largest contemporary art gallery started in 1982 as the North Park Gallery. It was moved to its present heritage location in 1984, and re-named in 1988 when Fran Willis became the sole owner/director. They represent both emerging and established western Canadian artists of national and international stature. Solo shows change monthly, running concurrently with a continuing exhibit of artists exclusive to the gallery. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm. GALLERY 103 IN THE REEF 103-21 Erie St, Victoria, BC V8V 5A8 T. 250-380-3933 GALLERY ON HERALD 545 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S5 T. 250-480-7180

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HILL’S NATIVE ART 1008 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 T. 250-385-3911 F. 250-385-5371 Toll Free: 866-685-5422 MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 MAY IP-LAM GALLERY 655A Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 3L6 T. 250-384-1629 Chinese brush paintings by May Ip-Lam; Chinese drybrush paintings by PC Lam; Chinese abstract paintings by Oliver Lin; wood and lino cuts by Eleanor Kobley; oil pastels by Robert Chouinard; stained glass by Kirby Rivest. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. ON CANVAS 538-B Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K8 T. 250-385-8090 F. 250-385-8090 STARFISH GLASSWORKS 630 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-388-7827 F. 250-388-7828 STORE STREET GALLERY 101-1619 Store St, Victoria, AB V8W 3K3

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Fran Willis Gallery Store Street Gallery Gallery 103 in the Reef Gallery of Artisans Gallery on Herald Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

13 Martin Batchelor Gallery 14 May Ip-Lam Gallery 15 Ministry of Casual Living 16 On Canvas 17 Open Space 18 Starfish Glassworks

19 The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm 20 The Gallery in Oak Bay Village 21 The Lighthouse Gallery 22 The Moore Gallery

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

THE MOORE GALLERY 1014 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z9 T. 250-388-7030 F. 250-388-7035 Located in the heart of Victoria’s historic downtown area, the gallery specializes in contemporary and representational original paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glassworks and jewellery by primarily Westcoast artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Later May to Sep.

THE GALLERY IN OAK BAY VILLAGE 2223A Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-598-9890 F. 250-592-5528 Just a short distance from downtown in the picturesque Oak Bay Village, the gallery shows a variety of works by mostly local artists including Kathryn Amisson, Sid and Jesi Baron, Andres Bohaker, Bryony Wynne Boutillier, Tom Dickson, Robert Genn, Caren Heine, Harry Heine, Shawn A. Jackson, Brian R. Johnson, David Ladmore, Jack Livesey, Dorothy McKay, Bill McKibben, Ernst Marza, Hal Moldstad, Ron Parker, Natasha Perks. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm. THE LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY 45 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1J1 T. 250-381-2781 Toll Free: 1 800 381-2981 The gallery presents an extensive collection of quality Canadian and international fine art in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, featuring original oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, with an emphasis on the grandeur and the magic of nature. The two-dimensional art is complemented by unique creations in iron, glass and ceramic media along with limited edition prints and reproductions. Mon to Thurs 10:30 am - 5:30

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

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H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994 and in 2003 has moved to its own building in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks both here and in a second downtown gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Cooperative Gallery GALLERY OF ARTISANS 811 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H6 T. 250-380-9505 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 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 WELLS Commercial Gallery MARIE NAGEL GALLERY 2303 Bowman Cres, Box 84, Wells, BC VOK 2RO T. 250-994-3492 F. 250-994-2355 WHISTLER Commercial Galleries MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-1862 New to Whistler — Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 4308 Main St (Delta Whistler Resort) Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113

SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES ASSINIBOIA Public Gallery SHURNIAK ART GALLERY 122 3 Ave W, PO Box 1178 Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 Just an hour south of Moose Jaw, this recentlyopened gallery was built by Saskatchewan native, Bill Shurniak to house his diverse collection of Canadian and international works of art. The collection also includes several Group of Seven pieces. Periodic recitals, readings, lectures and touring exhibits. Tearoom facilities. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sun 1 - 5 pm. MEACHAM Commercial Gallery THE HAND WAVE GALLERY Box 145, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221 Presenting the work of 75 Saskatchewan artists and artisans for more than 20 years with changing gallery exhibitions during May through December. Works in fibre, glass, metal, wood and with a large selection in clay including the work of Charley Ferrero and Anita Rocamora. Thur to Mon 11 am 6 pm; 1 am - 6 pm Oct through May; by appt Jan through Mar, 55 km east of Saskatoon. ESTEVAN 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 MOOSE JAW Commercial Gallery YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1

T. 306-693-7600 F. 306-693-7602 Toll Free: 1 866 693-7600 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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Public Gallery MOOSE JAW MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Crescent Park, 461 Langdon Crescent Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0X6 T. 306-692-4471 F. 306-694-8016 PRINCE ALBERT Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF PRINCE ALBERT 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-953-4814 THE GRACE CAMPBELL GALLERY 125 12 St E, Prince Albert, SK S6V 1B7 T. 306-763-8496 F. 306-763-3816 REGINA Artist-run Gallery NEUTRAL GROUND 203-1856 Scarth St, Regina, SK S4P 2G3 T. 306-522-7166 F. 306-522-5075 Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2429 11 Ave, Regina, SK S4P 0K4 T. 306-522-0997 F. 306-522-5624 Opened in the late 1970s with the goal of establishing a gallery with a strong representation of regionally and nationally recognized artists reflecting a variety of style, subject and medium. The main focus is professional Canadian artists including Allen Sapp, Ted Godwin, W. H. Webb, Brent Laycock, Louise Cook and many more. Tues to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm.

“Summertime”, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 30”

LIGHTHOUSE ART Open Daily at 45 Bastion Square Victoria, BC 250 381 2781

MCINTYRE GALLERY 2347 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2S3 T. 306-757-4323 Established in 1985 to promote the work of contemporary Saskatchewan artists. A particularly strong representation by women artists and regularly features emerging artists. Regular exhibitions in diverse media: oil and acrylic, watercolours, collages, drawings, original prints, fabric art and furniture. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. MYSTERIA GALLERY 2706 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-522-0080 F. 306-522-5410 Mysteria Gallery is an artist-owned venue for established and emerging local artists. Explore diverse media in a modern context. Experience fine art and fine jewelry in a fresh atmosphere. Mon to Sat noon - 5:30 pm or by appt. NOUVEAU GALLERY 2146 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2T9 T. 306-569-9279 At Nouveau Gallery, formerly the Susan Whitney Gallery, look forward to works by many of Saskatchewan’s most recognized artists, the continuation of the Whitney Gallery’s vision plus a few surprises as Meagan Perreault puts her personal stamp on the new gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, and by appt. 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

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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.

Dominique Blain

VERVE GALLERY 1801 Scarth St, PO Box 37002 Regina, SK S4S 7K3 T. 306-352-4560 Welcome to Regina’s cosmopolitan gallery representing work of Canadian professional and emerging artists. Verve offers a bright, dynamic mix of traditional and contemporary. Works include painting, clay, sculpture, textiles and jewellery along with an extensive selection of Canadian blown art glass. Thurs, Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm and by appointment. Cooperative Gallery ART X 9 GALLERY 410 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK S4N 0P6 T. 306-347-0481

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Organized and circulated by the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal with the support of the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Image: Dominique Blain, Duty Free, 1989 © SODART 2006

3475 Albert Street Regina, SK S4S 6X6 306-584-4250

Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF REGINA Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St Regina, SK S4T 3N9 T. 306-522-5940 F. 306-522-5944 Features contemporary art with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. Exhibitions change frequently. Access via 15 Ave and McTavish St. Mon to Thur 1 pm - 5 pm and 6:30 pm - 9 pm. Fri to Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. ATHOL MURRAY ARCHIVES & MUSEUM Box 100, Wilcox, SK S0G 5E0 T. 306-732-2080 Extn: 121 F. 306-732-2075 DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311, Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-777-6040 F. 306-949-7264 MACKENZIE ART GALLERY T C Douglas Building, 3475 Albert St 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. SASKATOON Artist-run Galleries A.K.A. GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-0044 F. 306-652-9924

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

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

PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-5502 F. 306-652-9924

Founded in 2005 by native son Bill Shurniak to house his private collection of paintings, sculptures and artifacts from around the world including Group of Seven paintings and contemporary Canadian art. FREE ADMISSION photo by Ottenbreit Photography

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Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 Established in 1978, the gallery’s primary emphasis is on senior and mid-career Saskatchewan artists while also representing several established western Canadian painters and overseeing a number of artist estates. Presents a year round exhibition schedule alternating solo and group exhibitions. Centrally located downtown in the Traveller’s Block Annex. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 Represent primarily Saskatchewan artists such as Ches Anderson, Lou Chrones, Alamgir Huque,

Caroline James, Cecilia Jurgens, Ken Lonechild, Mary Masters, Duane Panko, Linda Jane Schmid and Regina Seib who create abstract and representational art. Maintain a small collection of Inuit sculpture and estate art. Regular exhibitions. Tues to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. DARRELL BELL GALLERY 317-220 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1 T. 306-955-5701 Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art with an emphasis on professional Saskatchewan artists, including David Alexander, Darrell Bell, Lee Brady, Megan Courtney Broner, Inger deCoursey, Kaija Sanelma Harris, Hans Herold, Ian Rawlinson and various Inuit artists. Media include painting, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass and ceramics. Rotating solo and group shows year-round. Tues to Sat noon - 4 pm or by appointment. PACIF’IC GALLERY 702 14 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0P7 T. 306-373-0755 F. 306-373-2461 Outstanding painted works by regionally and nationally acclaimed artists in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, watercolour, coloured pencil, felted wool and hand-pulled prints plus an extensive selection of handmade pottery and raku, blown and fused glass, jewellery, wrought iron furniture and handpainted art cards. Corner of Temperance, Lansdowne and 14 St E. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Cooperative Gallery SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 Extn: 25 F. 306-244-2711 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 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 Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton, SK S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667

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MANITOBA GALLERIES BRANDON 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. GIMLI Commercial Gallery MERMAID’S KISS GALLERY PO Box 509, 85 Fourth Ave, Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 T. 204-642-7453 Just an hour’s scenic drive north from Winnipeg the gallery presents an eclectic mix of original art in painting, pottery, photography, raku, fibre and jewellery. Established and emerging artists take their inspiration from the lake and surrounding areas.



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Graffiti Gallery Ken Segal Gallery La Galerie La Maison des Artistes Loch Gallery Manitoba Crafts Council Exhibition Gallery 14 Mayberry Fine Art 14 Warehouse Artworks 15 Martha Street Studio


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

Centre Stoneware Gallery The Annex The Genuine Arts Gallery The Label Gallery The Manitoba Museum The Pavilion Gallery Museum 27 Woodlands Gallery 28 The Winnipeg Art Gallery

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VIDEO POOL MEDIA ARTS CENTRE 300-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-949-9134 F. 204-942-1555

Artist-run Galleries ACEARTINC. 290 McDermot Ave - 2nd Flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-944-9763 F. 204-944-9101 GRAFFITI GALLERY 109 Higgins Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 T. 204-667-9960 F. 204-949-0696 PLATFORM: CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC & DIGITAL ARTS 121-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-942-8183 F. 204-942-1555 THE LABEL GALLERY 510 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3X1 T. 204-772-5165 URBAN SHAMAN 203 - 290 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2

Commercial Galleries BAYAT INUIT GALLERY 163 Stafford St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2W9 T. 204-475-5873 F. 204-284-1481 Toll Free: 888-884-6948 BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 6-1170 Taylor Ave, Grant Park Festival Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z4

STUDIO TOURS The Wave Self-guided Artists Studio Tour in Manitoba's Interlake region runs June 10, 11 and again September 2 and 3.

29 Ukrainian Cultural & Educational Centre 30 Wah-Sa Gallery 31 Wayne Arthur Gallery 32 Winnipeg International Art Gallery

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. GALLERY 803 803 Erin St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 2W2 T. 204-489-0872 GALLERY LACOSSE 169 Lilac St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S1 T. 204-284-0726 Snuggled just north of Corydon in historic Crescentwood, this full-service gallery features artwork by a select group of more than 15 talented Canadian artists who express themselves through watercolour, mixed media, jewellery, photography, pottery, batik and printmaking - each unique and original (the artwork too!). Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. KEN SEGAL GALLERY 4-433 River Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2V1 T. 204-477-4527 F. 204-992-2594

Summer 2006 Galleries West 85 The gallery has evolved into a showcase for contemporary art and is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, although some of their artists are already represented in personal and corporate art collections. The gallery serves corporate and private collectors as well as offering friendly access to those who are new to the contemporary art scene. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. 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. Also located in Toronto and opening Summer 2006 in Calgary. 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 Located in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, the gallery represents a select group of gifted Canadian artists including Joe Fafard, Wanda Koop, John MacDonald and Robert Genn. With over 30 years experience, they also specialize in historic Canadian and European works of collectible interest. Regular exhibitions feature important early Canadian art as well as gallery artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. NORTHERN IMAGES GALLERY 393 Portage Ave, Portage Place, 2nd Floor Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 T. 204-942-5501 F. 204-942-5502 NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 603 Corydon, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0P3 T. 204-478-7233 F. 204-475-7539 THE ANNEX 594 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C9 T. 204-284-0673

Openings this Summer: May 4 — Jo Cooper May 25 — FIRE – annual theme show which includes Aboriginal High School Juried Show by Gayle Sinclaire

Specializing in Canadian Woodland Aboriginal art and craft.

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

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THE GENUINE ARTS GALLERY 402 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1R1 T. 204-942-5313 F. 204-942-5373 A gallery of distinction with both modern and traditional artwork, featuring framed mosaics, stained and coloured glass, broken plates and icons — artistry inspired from the traditional and historical ways. The acrylic and oil paintings on canvas are also available in limited reproductions. Co-directed by retired architects, Samia Soliman and Ghazoly Gabra. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. WAH-SA GALLERY 302 Fort St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1E5 T. 204-942-5121 F. 204-888-3140 Specializing in Canadian aboriginal art, primarily of the Woodlands and Prairie styles, with limited edition prints, originals and art cards, carvings, handicraft and giftware. Appraisal services and framing. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 A Winnipeg fixture for more than 25 years, the gallery presents original art, in a variety of media,

CELEBRATIONS Medea Gallery in Osborne Village, Winnipeg, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. mainly from Manitoba artists. They also offer limited edition prints and reproductions along with a major framing facility. Mon to Thur 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat to 5 pm. WAYNE ARTHUR GALLERY 186 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G3 T. 204-477-5249 Artist Wayne Arthur and wife Bev Morton opened the Wayne Arthur Sculpture & Craft Gallery in 1995. After Wayne passed away, Bev moved the gallery to Winnipeg and together with new husband, Robert MacLellan, has run the Wayne Arthur Gallery since 2002. Some of Wayne’s drawings are available for purchase as well as the creations of more than 60 Manitoba artists, working in painting, print-making, mixed media, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, glass and photography. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. WINNIPEG INTERNATIONAL ART GALLERY 264 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 T. 204-488-8699

NEW SPACES Winnipeg International Art Gallery (formerly Cream Gallery) has opened at 264 McDermot Avenue, showing national and international contemporary art with a focus on Manitoba artists. WOODLANDS GALLERY 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E2 T. 204-947-0700 F. 204-488-3306 Cooperative Galleries ADELAIDE MCDERMOT GALLERY 318 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0A2 T. 204-987-3517 MEDEA GALLERY 132 Osborne St in The Village, Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Y3 T. 204-453-1115 This artist-run cooperative was established in 1976, and features traditional and contemporary original fine art by Manitoba artists, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, intaglio and serigraph prints, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Rental plan and gift certificates available. Open Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4pm. OUTWORKS ART GALLERY 290 McDermot Ave, 3rd flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-949-0274 STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 Public Galleries GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134 GALLERY ONE ONE ONE Main Floor, Fitzgerald Building, School of Art, UofM Fort Garry Campus Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 F. 204-474-7605 ryoneoneone/info111.html LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 Provencher Boulevard, St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 LA MAISON DES ARTISTES 219 boul. Provencher, St Boniface, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-8360 MANITOBA CRAFTS COUNCIL EXHIBITION GALLERY 214 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-487-6114 F. 204-487-6115 MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675 PIANO NOBILE GALLERY 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB T. 204-489-2850 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 55 Pavilion Cres, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 T. 204-888-5466 F. 204-889-8136 With a focus on Manitoba artists, the Pavilion Gallery showcases the work of Ivan Eyre, Clarence Tillenius and Walter J. Philips. New temporary gallery highlights the artistic accomplishments of other Manitoba artists. Shows change every few weeks. In Assiniboine Park, near the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. Open daily 10 am - 5 pm.

THE WINNIPEG ART GALLERY 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1 T. 204-786-6641 Manitoba’s premiere public gallery founded in 1912, has nine galleries of contemporary and historical art with an emphasis on work by Manitoba artists. Rooftop restaurant, gift shop. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Wed til 9 pm. UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 T. 204-942-0218 F. 204-943-2857 WINNIPEG BEACH Commercial Gallery FISHFLY GALLERY 18 Main St, Winnipeg Beach, MB R0C 3G0 T. 204-389-5661

NORTHERN TERRITORIES GALLERIES WHITEHORSE Commercial Gallery YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK GALLERY 33 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 T. 867-393-4848 Spectacular gallery overlooking the Yukon River ten minutes south of Whitehorse. Recent Local Secret/Big Find and Editor’s pick for North America by Forty-two Yukon artists include potters, photographers, printmakers, beadmakers, jewellers, sculptors, knifemakers and woodturners; watercolour, acrylic, textile, encaustic, batik and oil painters; ceramic, sandcarved, warm and stained glass artists; plus furniture makers. Daily May to Sept noon - 5 pm. YELLOWKNIFE Commercial Gallery BIRCHWOOD GALLERY 26-4910 50 Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5 T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375 Locally owned and operated, Birchwood Gallery presents contemporary works from well-known and respected artists from across Canada in an enticingly visual yet calming atmosphere. Committed to supporting and contributing to the arts and culture of Yellowknife, Birchwood frequently schedules work presentations by their artists throughout the year. Mon to Sat 9:30 am 6 pm.

DIRECTORY Continued from page 88 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.

THE GALLERY/ART PLACEMENT INC. 228 3 Ave S (back lane entrance) Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3931 F. 306-933-2521 Professional artists, University art students, art educators and weekend artists rely on The Gallery/Art Placement’s art supply store for fine quality materials and equipment at reasonable prices. A constantly expanding range of materials from acrylics, oils and watercolours, to canvas, brushes, specialty paper, soapstone and accessories. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm.

FINANCIAL SERVICES STUART COWEN PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 11148 81 Ave Edmonton, AB T6G 0S5 T. 780-431-0151 Chartered Accountants and a Certified Management

Consultant with a love for the Arts: their staff of six specializes in new business start ups and has been involved with the Arts community since 1978. They provide ongoing support to a wide range of professionals, including a variety of arts organizations and individual artists. Call for an appointment.

GALLERIES TO LEASE BISON COURTYARD 211 Bear St, Banff, AB T. 403-762-2443 Imagine the traffic your gallery would enjoy in a high-profile corner location in the heart of Banff’s pedestrian shopping district. Follow the inspiration of artists like Lawren Harris and Walter Phillips and make Banff part of your success story. To learn more about the gallery leasing opportunity in Bison Courtyard, please contact Michael Kehoe @ 1-866-494-4100.

WELCOME SERVICE EXECUTIVE WELCOME WAGON T. 403-263-0175 Operating in major cities across Canada, this unique, professional greeting service was developed on the well-established and proven policies of the Welcome Wagon company celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2005. The service offers orientation information and gifts of welcome, without obligation and by appointment only, to senior executives at the time of appointment and/or arrival in the city. Visit request forms available online.

Discover the distinctly northern flavour of this popular wholesale trade show featuring visual art, crafts, music, literature, fashion, specialty foods and gift items created by artisans from across the north.

First Time Buyer’s Incentive Program The YBS offers a program to first time buyers from outside the Yukon to travel free of charge to the show. Successful applicants will be given one economy return airline ticket to Whitehorse.

September 24, 2006 11 am – 4 pm Yukon Convention Centre Whitehorse, Yukon Registration and Show Information: Charlene Alexander, Coordinator 867.334.3523 Summer 2006 Galleries West 87

DIRECTORY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES • To advertise, call 403-234-7097 or 1-866-697-2002 SPECIAL EVENTS 5TH ANNUAL YUKON BUYER’S SHOW Whitehorse, YK T. 867-334-3523 A wholesale trade show on September 24, 2006 featuring created-in-the-North fine art, craft, fashion, music, literature and giftware. Explore a wonderful variety of high-quality, distinctive products created by over 60 artisans from across Yukon, NWT, Alaska and Northern BC. 11 am - 4 pm. Ask about First Buyer’s Incentive program. Contact Charlene Alexander, Coordinator.

CELEBRATE ARTIST DAY A special day for all artists held October 25th annually, to honour contributions artists have made to societies worldwide. Take an artist to lunch; visit a studio; hold an exhibition. Email events for posting on website. All artists and supporters are asked to provide reciprocal links from their sites.

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

ARTISTS REPRESENTATIVES MULTI-ART LIMITED 200-652 Notre Dame St Lambert, QC J4P 2L1 T. 450-466-8511 F. 450-466-9101 Founded in 1974, the family-owned Multi Art is specialized in the representation across Canada of visual artists most notably from the province of Quebec. The base in St Lambert, QC has recently been extended with the opening of a second office in British Columbia.

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

ON THE LEVEL ART INSTALLATIONS Calgary, AB T. 403-263-7226 A fully insured, full service fine arts handling company with 24 years experience providing consulting, design and installation service throughout western Canada.

ARTISTS AND STUDIOS ART-MASTERS.NET 1608 29 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 1M5 T. 403-229-2953 Specializing in high quality giclées for more than 10 years, their knowledge, expertise in colour correction, state-of-the-art equipment, and special archival materials and UV inhibiting formulas, combine to create the rich colours, textures and high definition of original artwork. View the variety on their new virtual gallery website.

GOLDSPRUCE STUDIO WILDLIFE ART FOR THE 21ST CENTURY By returning wildlife art to its geographic roots in the great Canadian wilderness, Alberta artist Michael Kraik confidently

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stakes his place in the evolution of wildlife art that threads from 20th century masters Carl Rungius and Robert Bateman. Commissions considered. Dealer enquiries are welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

ART PRESERVATION CANADIAN CONSERVATION INSTITUTE Department of Canadian Heritage, 1030 Innes Rd Ottawa, ON K1A 0M5 T. 613-998-3721 F. 613-998-4721 “Preserving my Heritage” 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 TRIANGLE GALLERY ART RENTAL SERVICES T. 403-874-9685 Rent and/or purchase artwork by more than 35 emerging and established professional artists from Calgary and region rangeing from realist to abstract style with a wide selection of sizes and media. View and choose directly on the Art Rental Services website. Organized by Friends of Triangle Gallery in support of the gallery’s exhibition and education programs.

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

ARTISTS RETREATS/SEMINARS/ 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.

SERIES 2006 SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS Red Deer College, PO Box 5005 Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 T. 403-342-3130 Experience a week of creativity and learning with instruction by world renowned artists. Something for everyone. All levels. Ceramics, Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Woodworking, Woodcarving, Jewellery, Fibre Arts, Metal Arts, Book Arts, Stained Glass, Glass Blowing and Flameworking! July and August, 2006. Check website for details.

ART SCHOOL ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN 1407 14 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7678 F. 403-284-7644 Toll Free: 800-251-8290 Founded in 1926, the ACAD is one of only four 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 SUPPLIES ARTISTS EMPORIUM 1610 St James St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2 T. 204-772-2421 F. 204-786-4700 A Canadian based company supplying highest quality products since 1977 with over 100,000 items offered in a 12,000 square feet retail space. The fun-friendly atmosphere extends from the free Saturday morning art classes, through the extensive art library and spinning the roulette wheel at their annual Artists Open House. They are committed to maintaining a high level of inventory at competitive prices while continually expanding product lines. Mon to Thur 9 am - 6 pm, Fri til 9 pm, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

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

INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 1006 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 F. 403-265-8962 Store claims best selection and prices in Calgary on prestretched canvas and canvas on the roll. Golden Acrylics and Mediums with everyday prices below retail. Volume discounts on the complete selection of Stevenson Oils, Acrylics and Mediums. Other name-brand materials, brushes, drawing supplies, easels, an extensive selection of paper and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

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

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

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

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Nicholas de Grandmaison: Straw Hat, circa 1940, pastel, 28" x 21"

After serving in the Russian army during WWI, Nicholas de Grandmaison made his way to England to study at the St. John’s Wood Art School in London. Further studies followed in Paris before he immigrated to Canada in 1923 and settled in Banff. North American Indians, especially members of the Blackfoot nation, fascinated him. Travelling widely in pursuit of his passion, he soon set aside his oil paints in favour of pastels, depicting his subjects from life with a remarkable honesty. In an art market filled with romanticized stereotypes and historical recreations, de Grandmaison’s pastel and oil portraits are authentic portrayals of real people from a time gone by. Straw Hat came into the possession of Bill Mayberry at Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg after a client from Newfoundland contacted him. The client’s grandfather, who had been in the lumber business, had had his portrait painted by de Grandmaison. At the time he also purchased the circa-1940s Straw Hat portrait for a few hundred dollars. It was subsequently passed down to his daughter and then to his granddaughter, who also enjoyed it for many years. A Winnipeg collector recently purchased Straw Hat from Mayberry Fine Art for more than $25,000. “Over the years, I have come to realize that a collector never really owns a historical work of art, but rather becomes the custodian of it for a given period of time,” says Mayberry. “Great artists pass on like the rest of us, but the art they produce lives on. Since it outlasts us, part of the joy of possessing a significant historical artwork comes from knowing where it came from, and who loved it before you.” 90 Galleries West Summer 2006

SHOP THE WALK UPCOMING GALLERY WALK Saturday, October 21, 10 am - 5 pm Sunday, October 22, Noon - 4 pm

Agnes Bugera Gallery

Leszek Wyczolkowski

Art Mode Gallery 12220 Jasper Ave 453-1555

Bearclaw Gallery

Raymond Caouette

12310 Jasper Ave 482-2854

Art Mode Gallery

Agnes Bugera Gallery

10403 124 St 482-1204

Douglas Udell Gallery W. Mackenzie

10332 124 St 488-4445

Electrum Design Studio Electrum Design Studio Norval Morrisseau

12419 Stony Plain Rd 482-1402

Scott Gallery 10411 124 St 488-3619

Bearclaw Gallery

TU Gallery

Robert Sinclair

10718 124 St 452-9664

West End Gallery Gerhard Richter

12308 Jasper Ave 488-4892 107 AVE.

106 AVE.

Scott Gallery

Douglas Udell Gallery

Daryl Richardson

Bev Rodin

105 AVE.

TU Gallery

West End Gallery

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

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