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RANDOLPH PARKER “Tones of Light” and other new works will be on show, May 12, 2007 Join the artist at the Gallery 10 AM – 5:30 PM Saturday, May 12th continuing through May 19th

GOODRIDGE ROBERTS “Still Life 1950” and other top quality historical Canadian Works will be available through the summer

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“Still Life,” painted circa 1955, Oil on board, size: 25” x 32”

ROBERT GENN A distinguished career spanning 45 years will be celebrated with a landmark book dedicated to the paintings of Robert Genn. To be published this coming fall, Mayberry Fine Art is proud to host a solo exhibition in December 2007, to coincide with the release of this new publication.

“Cascade”, painted 2007, Acrylic, size: 30” x 34”

Specializing in historical works by Canadian impressionists, the Group of Seven & contemporaries as well as Canadian masters of today

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May 12 - June 26 Peter Deacon - SOLSTICE: A major new work consisting of 37 panels which reference the arch made by the sun at the winter and summer solstices. and Ben McLeod - ABOUT OUTDOOR SPACES: New sculpture, gates and dividers Exhibition reception with the artists: Thursday, May 24, 5 - 7:30 PM All welcome July - September 8 CURATOR'S CHOICE: A rotating collection featuring a variety of gallery artists

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First Impressions

Creative Partnership

Playing the Angles

Homage: Les Graff


Outside Victoria, Linda and Harry Stanbridge share an artistic, intellectual and spiritual collaboration

With a customized colour mix, abstract painter Jonathan Forrest is searching for the aesthetic essence of himself

After quitting his day job to paint full time, this Alberta-based artist could finally go deep into the prairie landscape

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With a year-long celebration, Western Canadian artisans step into the spotlight

Emily Carr, Dark Forest (c. 1935)

Services and resources for art buyers

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News and events from across the region

31 Previews and Profiles Max Wyse Jane Ash Poitras Andrea Zittel Plus: 14 shows scheduled for the summer season

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“Brasswood at Dusk”, Oil on Canvas

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The visual arts season in Western Canada SAVE THE DATE:

The Works Festival Opening June 22 and running through July 4, Edmonton’s popular annual celebration of art and design takes over a multitude of public spaces downtown. The Works Art and Design Festival is focused on discovery of

ABOVE: Ken Rinaldo, Autopo in Motion, installation

new work, and presenting surprising and unex-

LEFT: Ted Kerr, Cranes, 2006, photograph

pected juxtapositions between artists and exhibitions in all genres of fine art, craft, and practical design. Free to the public, the Festival is in its 22nd year in 2007. Highlights this year include a show of stone and bone carvings from Canada’s Far North, including carving demonstrations on the city’s popular Sir Winston Churchill Square. Ken Rinaldo will build his elegant and symmetrical installation of six robotic arms, their exposed wires and circuitry as elemental to the piece as the robots’ movement. A major exhibition of fine art glass is a juried show overseen by the Glass Art Association of Canada. Ted Kerr’s industrial photographic landscapes, shot while he was artist in residence at Shell’s Scotford refinery, are collected for the Festival, along with Vancouver painter Val Nelson’s new show, Minding the Gap.

GALLERY DIRECTOR PRAISED AFTER ROOF COLLAPSE Robert Steven, director of the Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, was praised locally and nationally for averting a potential disaster March 19 when half of the gallery’s roof fell in. At work early in the Gallery’s historic building, Steven noticed a crack in a central roof beam. With children due to arrive for the playschool in the building’s basement, the director quickly evacuated the Gallery and kept people from entering. The roof gave way soon after, but not before Steven was also able to move some of the art collection from the damaged space. Though he received a special “life saving” award for his actions at the recent Canadian Museums Association conference in Ottawa, Steven has acknowledged that the timing of the disaster is particularly bad. Now 18 Galleries West Summer 2007

with suspended operations for at least six months, the Gallery was about to embark on an ambitious, multi-million-dollar expansion and renovation project that would incorporate a library and new gallery space into the existing building. Groundbreaking on the project was set for this spring.

IN MEMORIAM: E. J. HUGHES One of British Columbia’s most significant painters, Edward John (E.J.) Hughes, died on January 5, 2007 at the age of 93 in his hometown of Duncan on Vancouver Island. After graduating from the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr School of Art + Design), Hughes spent a few years as a commercial artist before being commissioned as an official war artist during World War II. Returning to Vancouver Island, he continued to develop the rich, ele-

mental landscapes that he would paint throughout his career. A chronicler of life on the Island, he captured countless vivid views of the region’s fishing industry, unique flora, coastal inlets, and his beloved Shawnigan Lake near Duncan. With work in the permanent collections including those of the National Gallery of Canada and the Vancouver Art Gallery, Hughes was named to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, the Order of Canada, and to the Order of British Columbia.

MANITOBA ARTISTS AWARDED $25,000 EACH A few years ago, Shirley Brown, an artist from Deloraine, Manitoba, had her imagination sparked by the chance discovery of a clutch of bird skeletons in a cook stove on her family farm (see page 41). The show she created from that discovery, Vestiges,

has since traveled extensively in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and will open this summer at the Art Gallery of Swift Current. In April, Brown received a substantial grant from the Manitoba Arts Council to create the second phase of this artistic exploration. Called The End of Civilization, it will recreate her imagined view of primitive history through light, transparencies, and images. Brown is one of seven established artists in all disciplines to receive up to $25,000 as part of the Council’s Major Arts Grants program. The program designates funds to allow artists to devote time and energy to a significant project for up to one year. Other grant recipients in the visual arts this year include Sigrid Dahle, former director and curator of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon, and multi-media artist Marcel Gosselin, who will create a series of large-scale diptychs in digital

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Brendan Tang, Just What is it that Makes Asian Men So Appealing

Brendan Tang Kamloops-based artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang creates quirky and ornate clay hybrids that blend classic ceramic traditions, popculture appropriation and contemporary criticality, placing his work at the intersection of the post-modern discourse on art versus craft. Whether fusing French rococo vessels and plastic figurines, or Ming dynasty-inspired vases and anime-style robotic prosthetics, he reflects the tensions and contradictions of today’s increasingly global culture. He uses humour as a way to reflect on issues as varied as consumerism, the war in Iraq and climate change. Tang links his interest in hybridity to his family history, which includes several generations of ethnic intermarriage and intercontinental migration spanning China, India, Trinidad, Ireland and Canada. Born in Dublin, Tang grew up mainly in Nanaimo, B.C., and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2006 from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. His career is off to a strong start with recent exhibitions in juried and invitational shows in British Columbia and various U.S. cities. He was also teaching last term at Kamloops’ Thompson Rivers University, and says his main goal now is to create work he can sell with the eventual goal of becoming self-supporting as an artist. He began exploring clay as an undergraduate and admits he initially accepted the art world’s marginalization of the medium. “But the material just kind of gets into you,” he says. “I really enjoy working with it on a physical and visceral level.” But there’s cerebral content as well. By subverting the notion of beauty as it relates to the decorative arts, he inserts ceramics into a post-modern critique of formalism, utopianism and social detachment. Still, craftsmanship is important to Tang. He uses techniques such as hand painting, gold luster, airbrushing, hand-modeled filigree and photo-based decals, and compares clay’s mercurial nature to his own ability to bridge cultures. “Sometimes, I feel like I’m a bit of a cultural chameleon. But I don’t know if that’s because I’m an artist or because of how I was raised to mediate and navigate to try to understand the culture we live in.” This summer, Tang is participating in a national biennial exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville. He also has a show, Through the Gilded Looking Glass, May 19 to June 23 at The New Gallery’s new location in Eau Claire Market, Calgary.

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ogram. Wanda Koop, one of the province’s most distinguished painters, will create six large paintings under the name At the River of Secrets, exploring the clash of nature and technology, and sculptor and installation artist Jennifer Stillwell, who has just been commissioned by the Council for a major public art project, will produce a new body of ABOVE: Vancouver-based installation artist Stan Douglas is the winner of the 2007 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award RIGHT: Stan Douglas, Nu·tka·, 1996. A continuous video projection installation. Two-sided CAV laserdiscs; 4 laserdiscs or DVDs. Image Size: Variable

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VANCOUVER ARTIST WINS INAUGURAL AWARD Earlier this year, the inaugural $25,000 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award went to internationally renowned Vancouver-based photog-

rapher, filmmaker and multimedia artist Stan Douglas. Created to honour a mid-career artist for an outstanding existing body of work, as well as in anticipation of future contributions, the award is named for the late Ray Hnatyshyn, former Governor General of Canada. Chosen by a jury of six curators, Douglas is one of the most successful artists to come out of western Canada in the latter half of the 20th century. Since his first solo show in 1981, his works in installation, film, video and still photography have been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, Documenta, the Venice Biennale, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Centre Georges Pompidou, and many others. In 1999, the Vancouver Art Gallery toured a retrospective of his work. Grounded in British Columbia myth and history, as well as influSummer 2007 Galleries West 19

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West Vancouver In 2007 this city is embracing the art and culture of its Squamish roots with a series of exhibitions, cultural talks, artists’ demonstrations and other events. Growing out of the city’s designation as one of the 2006 Cultural Capitals of Canada, the centrepiece of this months-long event, called the Squamish Sculpture Symposium, is the dedication of a new piece of public sculpture in Ambleside Park. Called Sna7m Smánit (Spirit of the Mountain) designed by artist Xwa lack tun, the sculpture, featuring traditional Squamish symbolism, was unveiled in March. To celebrate the sculpture, and a renewed focus on Squamish and Coast Salish contributions to the community, the city planned events including the Stitúyntm, Enduring Traditions exhibition at the West Vancouver Museum through August 31. A selection of traditional and contemporary Coast Salish objects and artworks, this elegant exhibition has many pieces on public display for the first time. The Museum will also host a lecture series on the cultural traditions of Northwest Coast First Nations on May 9 and 23, June 13, and July 4, and talks on local First Nations cuisine and clothing.

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of them from Canada and the rest international artists, chosen from a distinct region of the world each year. International recipients will be offered artist-in-residence opportunities at Canadian art schools or art centres, and a photography student or practicing photographer will be selected to intern with each international candidate. Currently the largest prize of its kind in Canada, the recipients of the first Grange Prize will be announced next spring, as the Gallery gets set to finish a spectacular, Frank Gehry-designed expansion.



The Art Gallery of Ontario is opening its newest awards program up to an international field of fine art photographers. Called the Grange Prize, the $50,000 annual award will have a short-list of five artists, two or three

The Winnipeg Arts Council and the City of Winnipeg have chosen Jennifer Stillwell to design and build a new piece of public art for Waterfront Drive, at the intersection of historical and emerging cultural districts

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Marianna Schmidt

one spring day... May 10 – 19, 2007

Arriving in Vancouver in 1953 at the age of 35, a refugee from the communist upheaval in Hungary, Marianna Schmidt took a night job as a lab technician, and began attending

Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre will feature Marianna Schmidt's works on paper

classes at the Vancouver School of Art. She quickly established herself as a printmaker, with extensive local and international exhibitions of her etchings, lithographs and serigraphs. And from there, she began a slow drift into public obscurity until her death in 2005, though she continued to evolve her creative style, and to output work prolifically. This summer, an important collaboration between three lowerWilliam Allister

mainland galleries will revive Schmidt’s legacy with a comprehensive three-part retrospective from late June to mid-September and the publication of an indepth catalogue. The Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam, the Burnaby Art Gallery and the Teck Gallery at Simon Fraser University are partnering on three shows. At Evergreen July 13 to September 15, the focus will be on original paintings and works on paper, while Burnaby will show prints and drawings from July 10 to August 26, and the SFU show will focus on photography and paintings from June 25 to August 30. Though her work was mostly overlooked by the time of her death, Schmidt’s work in Neo-Expressionism in the early 1980s had a great influence

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along the banks of the Red River. The Drive links significant historic districts, including Portage and Main, the Exchange District, The Forks, and the site for the planned new Museum of Human Rights. The plan is for Stillwell to meet with community groups, the

City, and the Arts Council to develop artwork for the site. A semi-finalist for the Sobey Award in 2002 and 2006, Jennifer Stillwell is known for Suzy Webster, Electric Skin, video installation at Back Gallery Project

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“Acts of Light”



Opening: Thursday, May 10, 2007 from 5-8 pm May 10 - 22, 2007

on Vancouver artists like Angela Grossman and Attila Richard Lukacs. The last 15 years of her life, shut in by ill health and social isolation, her small-scale works on paper were filled with disjointed, alienated figures, many of them floating above maps, influenced by Schmidt’s experience with war, migration and dislocation. This comprehensive retrospective will bring all aspects of her


“Different Strokes” Opening: Thursday, May 24, 2007 from 5-8 pm Artists in attendance. May 24 - June 7, 2007

experience and creative work together again.

CURATOR OPENS EXPERIMENTAL BACK-ROOM SPACE After eight years as a curator, most recently at Vancouver’s Buschlen Mowatt Gallery and OnePointSix Gallery, Monica Reyes has stepped out on her own with an unusual and slightly hidden space behind the Monte Clark Gallery. Called The Back Gallery Project, she’s opened with representation for three young artists, showing experimental work in new materials and new technology.

Opened January 18 with an installation by Sascha Yamashita, she added a show by Suzy Webster called Electric Skin, featuring a new form of reactive fabric that glows blue when the wearer breathes on it. The space opens into the alley behind Monte Clark. “I wanted the location to be an important consideration,” Reyes says. “I wanted it to feel slightly underground.” Her plan is to add two more artists this year, and to keep programming shows that attract a new generation of collectors. “It’s a slow process of development,” she says. “But I definitely want it to evolve.”

OKANAGAN GALLERY HONOURS ONLEY With a collection of the very early works of B.C. watercolourist Toni Onley, the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan in Penticton has decided to honour the painter by renaming its Foyer Gallery after the artist. After


her site-specific and site-responsive work in galleries and public spaces, and her video and sculpture projects. Chosen for this project from 45 artists from across Canada who responded to the call to artists, she has shows upcoming at the Darling Foundry in Montreal, and at Winnipeg’s Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art.



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“Sunset Fusion”, Acrylic on canvas

Joe David’s Entuck

April 27 – May 20 • Maria Curcic Compact Living ll

have inspired the master carver Joe David to create an unusual new work that mixes modern forms and materials with an ancient West Coast legend. His new work, Entuck, is a ghostly, alien form in milky blown glass, peering out of a half mussel shell carved from yellow cedar. David’s inspiration for the piece comes from a popular story of

“Golden Era”, Mixed Media, Joan Packham

revenge in his Nuu-Chah-Nulth culture — a woman stands on the shore crying over the loss of her child, who has been taken away by the Wildwoman of the Forest. She wipes the mucus from her nose and flings it toward the beach, where it lands in a mussel shell and transforms into this strange fetus, which quickly develops into a newborn child. She raises the mucus-child, who grows

“Radiance of Compassion”, Native Leather & Beading

May 25 – June 17 • Joan Packham & Colleen Rauscher Piecing it Together

“A Reflective Pool”, Acrylic Scratchboard

June 22 – July 15 • Deborah Ben Barrack Pluralistic Unity

July 20 – August 12 • Heather Brewster Scratching the Surface

As part of Craft Year 2007, Arts on Atlantic will be featuring adjunct shows of regional fine craft.

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into a strong man and avenges her by killing the Wildwoman. Born in the Clayoquot town of Opitsat on Vancouver Island’s west coast, David’s strong sense of traditional technique is stretched on this new piece — the soft ovoid shapes aren’t common in West Coast art. But he was captivated by the supernatural elements of the story, and set out to create

moving to Penticton in the early 1950s with his two small daughters, Onley won a scholarship to attend the Institute Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. To fund the trip, Onley sold off 250 of his works at $5 each in Penticton, raising enough to travel south, where he stayed for three years. Over the years, the Gallery has collected a series of these auction works, giving them a unique picture of the painter’s early career.

curators and gallerists. Just released from Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver Art and Economies, edited by Melanie O’Brian, is a series of 20 essays on the evolution of Vancouver into a viable cultural destination. Particularly timely on the eve of the 2010 Olympics’ international spotlight, the book tears into the notion of the

A LOOK AT VANCOUVER’S CULTURAL EVOLUTION Within the past two decades, Vancouver has established itself as one of the cultural centres of North America, partly due to increased international interest in cultural communities outside the main thoroughfares (London, Paris, New York) but also because of the underlying cohesiveness and shared vision among the city’s artists,

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Entuck by Joe David, at Vancouver's Coastal Peoples Gallery

something completely new. Joe David and Entuck are represented by Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery in Vancouver’s Yaletown district.

➤➤➤ city’s cultural definability, and examines the historical, critical and political elements that have come together to form Vancouver’s artistic identity.

MACKENZIE GALLERY CELEBRATES YEAR OF FAFARD It’s turning out to be a great year for Saskatchewan sculptor Joe Fafard. Invited to the Governor General’s home at Rideau Hall earlier in the year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canada Council (one of a select group of distinguished artists from across Canada to be invited), the artist also received a Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award in the category of Lifetime Achievement, and Regina’s Mackenzie Gallery will open a retrospective of his work in September. Best known for his life-like bronze sculptures of farm animals and ordinary people, Fafard works from his own bronze foundry outside

Regina, the Julienne Atelier. After leaving the Mackenzie, the show Joe Fafard Retrospective will move to the National Gallery in Ottawa before embarking on a two-year tour of Canadian galleries.

MANITOBA STUDIO ROLLS OUT JUNE FESTIVAL With a unique approach to taking art into the streets, the Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg will celebrate on June 2 with the Steamroller Print Festival. Home of the Manitoba Printmakers’ Association, Martha Street will celebrate this public event and open house with hands-on workshops, music, food, and an opportunity to see large-scale print works created with a full-sized steamroller. With a mandate that includes classes, residencies, public exhibitions, and print sales, the Festival is an innovative way to take printmaking to the people. Summer 2007 Galleries West 25

“The Figure in Canadian Art” Rachel Berman, Dear Sammy, Oil on Canvas, 18.5” x 23”

Opening May 12, 2007


“Moment of the Majestic”, 2007, 30" x 40"

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



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Paul Mathieu, La Mise en abĂŽme (d’après Juan SĂĄnchez CotĂĄn), 1992, porcelain, 20 x 45 x 45 cm. MusĂŠe national des beaux-arts du QuĂŠbec Daphne Odjig, winner of a 2007 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts

ODJIG, MATHIEU AMONG GG WINNERS To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Canada Council recently raised the amount awarded for its annual Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts from $15,000 to $25,000 per artist. Benefiting from the largesse this year are three western Canadian artists, all of them established and highly regarded within their genres. Among the winners is Winnipeg-based sculptor and mixed media artist Aganetha Dyck (a double winner this year with a big award from the Manitoba Arts Council), and painter Daphne Odjig, based in Penticton, B.C. Born on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Odjig’s prolific and accomplished work touches on a variety of Aboriginal influences, mixed with sparks of Cubism and Surrealism. Winner of the Saidye Bronfman Award for fine craft (which has been folded into the GGs), Vancouverbased ceramic artist Paul Mathieu combines the functional with the decorative in his work, playing the two sides off each other in a critique of craft stereotype. An associate

fessor at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design and the author of Sex Pots: Eroticism in Ceramics, Mathieu was greatly influenced by a three-year residency in the ancient ceramics centre of Jingdezhen, China. From across Canada, the other artists awarded GGs in 2007 include Toronto sculptor Ian Carr-Harris, Toronto-based filmmaker R. Bruce Elder, Murray Favro, a multi-media artist from London, Ont. and Montreal-based abstract painter Fernand Leduc.

VANCOUVER BIENNALE AUCTION RAISES $3M After 18 months on public display, the works in the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale were auctioned off by Christie’s in the spring, raising close to $3 million for the ongoing operation of the event and to establish an endowment for future public art in the city. The Biennale included 24 works by local and international artists including Sorel Etrog, Yoko Ono, John Henry, Bill Reid and Dennis Oppenheim. An interactive experience for visitors to the city, the show included a cell phone tour, and an



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Toni Hafkenschied Photographer Toni Hafkenscheid says children are often drawn to his landscape work. Not surprising considering how he makes our big world appear toy-like. Raised and educated in Amsterdam and now living in Toronto, Hafkenscheid says the inspiration for his fanciful landscapes came in part from the model train sets he played with as a child and the summers he spent in B.C. “The landscape in B.C. is monumental,” he says. “It always felt very fake to me.” Hafkenscheid’s reality-bending work, including an extensive series of elaborate portraits often shot in strange, busy rooms, is represented in western Canada at Calgary’s Skew Gallery and at the Summit Gallery in Banff. GW: How do you achieve the miniature effect in your photographs?

travel around with a little compass so

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I’ll come back the next day and see

cally used for architecture. It’s a camera like in the old days with the bellows, and

how it looks. Last summer I drove all

because it doesn’t have a rigid body like a normal camera, because of the bellows,

the way from Toronto to L.A., up to

you can actually play and tilt and swing the back of the camera. That will actually

Vancouver and then back. I do a lot of road trips.

Toni Hafkenschied, Rollercoaster, photograph, 2005, 48" x 48", Edition of three

throw things out of focus, so you get a very narrow depth of field. You get a strip

GW: What technique is used in your portraits to achieve the ornamental,

of focus and everything else is really soft. It’s a trick they use all the time in adver-

fine-art feeling?

tising photography, and I use a film that gives me very saturated colour.

TH: I was inspired by paintings I’d seen back in Amsterdam. I really wanted to

GW: How do you choose subjects for a landscape photo, thinking particularly

have that painted look, and I was looking for very saturated colour. I used strobe

of the mundane, like the Hondas and Suburbans — which in your photos are

lights or flash — a combination of a couple of light sources really helps me

quite striking.

emphasize the face in a photograph and also get the colours very saturated.

TH: I typically shoot in the summer when there’s a lot of sunlight. I just drive

It’s all done with artificial lighting. If you had walked onto a set when I was

around and let the sunlight guide me. If I think a certain building might have

taking a photograph it would have looked like a movie set, but they’re

potential and the light is not good at that moment, I might take note of it. I

existing environments.

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tently produced original and thoughtprovoking work.” Dyck is best known for her collaborations with honeybees, in which she places ordinary household objects in beehives — the results are elaborately waxed natural sculptures that leave a slightly eerie impression on the viewer. Her contributions to the artistic and cultural communities in Winnipeg have also been extensive. She currently sits on the Board of Directors at Plug In Institute


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LEFT ABOVE: Aganetha Dyck, winner of the Manitoba Arts Council Award of Distinction PHOTO: PETER DYCK

Lifelong Winnipeg resident and muchloved artist and mentor Aganetha Dyck has been honoured with the $30,000 Award of Distinction from the Manitoba Arts Council. The fifth Manitoba artist to be given the award, Dyck was a shoo-in for the recognition. The award was created to recognize senior artists who represent the province on a national and international scale. Judith Flynn, chair of the Council, says of Dyck that she “began her professional artistic practise later in life and has since consis-

LEFT: Aganetha Dyck, She caught the bouquet, women’s leather shoes, beeswax and honeycomb, 1995

— Amber Bowerman

of Contemporary Art, and she has devoted 20 years to mentoring young artists as part of MAWA, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art.

SPINA LAUNCHES BOOK OF ART AND POETRY Launched in April at the Triangle Gallery in Calgary, painter and sculptor Fred Spina’s new book of poetry and paintings is called Arctic Notes and Prairie Places. Published by Bayeux Arts, the book is inspired by Spina’s recent work in the Arctic region of Kitikmeot, where he’s been working for the past four years as a counselor and art therapist. Best known for his public murals and sculptures around Calgary, Spina’s new work takes the reader high above the Arctic Circle in words and images.

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Bacon. Both of these artists placed a premium on invention in an attempt to express visual equivalents for emotional realms in human experience. They also frequently keyed their work to the dark side of the human psyche, tapping BRITISH COLUMBIA: Aug 2 - 31, archetypal symbols, where mythic stories and themes are given new meaning. Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver Wyse’s pictorial nuances reveal a range of emotional sources delving into the realm of archetypes. By Kimberly Croswell Like symbolist art, Wyse’s mixed media images are non-didactic, communicating with A self-taught mixed-media artist, Max Wyse’s the viewer through the relationship between visual vocabulary draws on pure invention to colour, line and form. Aesthetic qualities are create his composite animorphs of human, anicombined with overt symbolism to evoke a feelmal and vegetal figures floating freely upon the ing that might, in turn, find expression in anothpicture plane. With a new show opening on er way. Like Wyse, Bacon and Redon produced August 2 at Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery in Vanimages that challenged the viewer’s comfort level couver, Wyse will exhibit a new series of works with animorphic imagery, but their styles are conto probe the subconscious and reveal new siderably different. While Bacon and Redon creatdepths of aesthetic consideration. ed figures in a spatial environment, Wyse’s Born in Kamloops, B.C., Wyse has exhibited imagery floats on top of a bare background. his work in Paris, Toronto, Vancouver and MonWyse leaves his structural elements floating treal, where he currently lives and works. His just as freely in space as the other connecting past work has referenced the artifacts of human images, and his relationship with the picture culture, such as architecture, war, and complane starts, unexpectedly, with the reverse side merce. His imagery draws first from an “eleof the work. Wyse begins by sanding the back mental” human (male) figure or figures, often of an acrylic/plexiglass panel and, as a result, partial torsos, or heads and arms, which in must conceptualize his art in reverse. He paints turn, are connected to various animals, such as in layers of colours, using pure pigments, mice, pigs, and birds, and various plants. crushed in a mortar and pestle, mixed with gel In works such as Blason (Coat of Arms), medium. In some cases, to incorporate a sense Wyse incorporates partial male torsos with disof weight and tended flower petals framed by a carpenter’s movement, he artist index ruler. Two mice peek through the form towards mixes soil into his Max Wyse . . . . . . . . . 31 the viewer. In another work, Mudman, an colours. The final Jane Ash Poitras . . . . 32 inverted male torso serves as a perch for a concolour, a coat of Andrea Zittel . . . . . . . 34 templative sparrow, which is surrounded by straight acrylic, may Marc Rembold. . . . . . 36 budding tree branches. While the dismembered be one of the most Randolph Parker . . . . 36 human figures remind the viewer of death, crucial and carefully Wyse’s constructed relationship with the living considered elements Hugh G. Rice . . . . . . . 37 Glen Semple . . . . . . . 37 non-human forms transforms the scene into in this process. By All About Alberta . . . . 38 one of rebirth and renewal. working from foreHeidi Hunter . . . . . . . 38 “This body is receptive in its giving of ground to backDennis Ekstedt. . . . . . 40 TOP: Max Wyse, Morning Garden, 61x61cm refuge to minerals, vegetables and animal life, ground Wyse Paul Fortin . . . . . . . . . 40 ABOVE: Max Wyse, Self portrait, 122x122cm and acts as a vehicle for the passage of human attains a transparShirley Brown . . . . . . 41 cultures,” the artist says. The result is an aesent and luminous Scott Pattinson . . . . . 41 thetic expression of the ancient give and take of living energy in all its forms. The quality in his work that is arrestingly unique. Martha Cole . . . . . . . 42 work reminds us that the human is also animal, and asks the question, “Who Represented by: Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, VanRay Van Lune. . . . . . . 42 exactly is eating who?” Renato Muccillo. . . . . 43 couver; Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal; Envoy Two significant historical references emerge in Wyse’s art. The first is symbolRussell Yuristy . . . . . . 43 Gallery, New York ism, and the second draws from the figurative work of Odilon Redon and Francis

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JANE ASH POITRAS ALBERTA: Shaman, May 26 - June 7, Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton

By Gilbert A. Bouchard While much has been said and written about Edmonton-based painter Jane Ash Poitras’ reputation as a creator of hard-hitting, politically and intellectually engaged art, not as much attention has been focused on an equally significant artistic and spiritual journey she’s undertaken with great vigor in the past half-decade. Poitras’ most recent show, an exhibition of multimedia, collage-based work opening at the Bearclaw Gallery on May 26th, is about myriad forms of international shamanism, following on the heels of several other spiritually engaged shows produced by the internationally-acclaimed artist. Her show Consecrated Medicine is still traveling across Canada (a show playing on issues of indigenous language and the spiritual) and her last two Bearclaw shows were Sacred Portraits and Profiles (featuring images of spiritual significance including portraits of Chief Dan George and Albert Einstein, and historic photos by Edward S. Curtis) and Cultural Hierophany (or Cultural Sacredness, an exhibition of images riffing on various First Nations people and ceremonies). Never afraid to deconstruct her own feelings, artistic process or deep motivations in her art, Poitras has described these recent spiritually-based shows as bodies of work meant to be as aesthetically, intellectually and spiritually correct as possible. She also intends them to be “empowered to the sacred,” aiming to draw viewers into the spiritual reality depicted, as well as making them question their own beliefs. Typical of her work over the past few years, this show boasts a rich array of images, lush colours and various drawn designs created using gel-transferred photographs and paint-based work created with high-quality, highly-layered oil pigments on traditionally stretched canvases. Poitras says the work was inspired by the various First Nations elders she’s met in her travels, and the realization that she was using more and more images of them in her work. “What I’m doing with this show is a series of paintings that deal with some 32 Galleries West Summer 2007

ABOVE: Jane Ash Poitras, Ethnobotinist With Neophytes, mixed media on canvas, 20" x 16"; BELOW: Jane Ash Poitras, Bolivian Shaman Protest, mixed media on canvas, 20" x 30"

aspect of shamanism,” says Poitras. “I’m asking things like, what is it? Is it around today? And exploring the idea that despite all the documentation found about shamanism, the only ones who really know what shamanism is are the ones who are immersed in its study.” Not wanting to limit herself to First Nations shamanism, Poitras is continuing an exploration of Tibetan spirituality, as well as an ongoing deconstruction of ethno-botany. Work in some of her past shows has detailed her study of sacred and medicinal plants like sage and mushrooms — no huge surprise, given that Poitras’ first post-secondary degree was a B.Sc. in microbiology. She subsequently completed a B.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Alberta and an M.F.A. in printmaking from Columbia University in New York. Poitras unifies all of her themes in the show’s featured image of the late pioneer ethno-botanist Richard Schultz, a painting that is one of Poitras’ favourite works in the show. “Schultz studied hundreds of plants used in shamanistic ceremonies based on his extensive travels and research, a journey that started with his joining peyote ceremonies and taking the medicine himself,” the artist says. “I did a small, simple piece of him sitting in a hut with South American kids waiting for the rain to stop. You see the compassion and the closeness the kids had with him, this magic moment captured of the white shaman advocate with these neophyte shamans.” Poitras, a popular visiting Native Studies instructor at the University of Alberta, is also embracing an open and inviting didactic element in this show, fighting cultural fear and ignorance with knowledge. “This all started with me going down south (to the American Southwest) for a trip that was supposed to be ten days long, but stretched out for two years and showed me a mind-blowing spiritual world,” she says. Represented by: Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton; Mountain Galleries, Jasper, Banff, Whistler; Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver; Galerie Vincent, Ottawa; Fehely Gallery, Toronto

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ANDREA ZITTEL BRITISH COLUMBIA: Critical Space, June 11 - Sept 30, Vancouver Art Gallery

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LEFT: Andrea Zittel, A – Z Time Tunnel – Time to Do Nothing Productive at All, installation, 2000 BELOW: Andrea Zittel, A – Z Homestead Unit [from A – Z West] with Raugh Furniture, steel, birch paneling with paint and polyurethane, corrugated metal roof, sculpted foam furniture, fleece blanket, pillows with pillowcases, camp stove with tea, and felted wool with A – Z Fiber Form Uniform and A – Z Container, 2000 – 2005 PHOTO: JOSHUA WHITE, COURTESY THE ARTIST AND REGAN PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES


Andrea Zittel drives through a corridor of southern California known as the Inland Empire every weekend. She heads to A-Z West, her 25-acre plot of desert near Joshua Tree National Park and the site of some of her most recent experiments with life, art and design. It’s a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, her other base, through the smogladen, formerly-agricultural, now highly suburbanized valley. But, the artist who rose to fame in the 1990s living in, eating and wearing her conceptual pieces in New York City, says this pilgrimage is an important part of her work. “It’s good to be surrounded by things that you hate,” she says of the oversized housing developments and shopping malls she passes on her way. “People buy so much and own so many cars, it seems like consumption is out of control.” Struggling with ideas about capitalism gone awry, a malady particularly pronounced in the suburbs of southern California where Zittel grew up, has become the basis of more than 15 years of work. Zittel, who received a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 1990, has received accolades for her life-encompassing art. She has designed diets made out of dehydrated food (A-Z Food Group), outfits meant to be worn for six months at a time (A-Z Uniforms), and living spaces that accommodate all her needs in a 60-square-foot form (A-Z Living Units). She lived for a time on a man-made island (A-Z Pocket Property) of her own design and turned 168 hours of living outside the boundaries of time, cut off from sources of light and human contact, into art (A-Z Free Running Patterns and Rhythms). Her work explores people’s desire to control their own intimate universes, and many of her pieces touch on themes of freedom, isolation and escape. She is interested in the process (be it fabrication or design) as much as the product, and has noted that the user of an object shapes it in ways as noteworthy as the designer. It’s no wonder that an artist with such a fascination for designing the most

minute details of daily life in the smallest spaces possible, would be horrified by the glut of super-sized consumption running rampant in her home state. Although much of her work can be read as a critique of the modern over-capitalized world, Zittel readily admits she is product of her suburban upbringing. She has even taken on a corporate identity for herself. A-Z Administrative Services allowed the squeaky-voiced former mall-girl to create the illusion that she was something bigger than herself. The practical side of this was her need to be taken seriously by suppliers and fabricators in the course of creating her iconoclastic works. This summer, the Vancouver Art Gallery hosts the final leg of the first major retrospective of her work, Andrea Zittel — Critical Space, an exhibition co-curated by the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She is keen to visit Vancouver, not only because of the connections that exist between the city and one of the exhibition’s curators, New Museum’s Trevor Smith (he went to the University of British Columbia) but because she’d like to explore the farthest reaches of what she calls her West Coast identity. Zittel is fascinated by the frontier history of the wild west and some of her work, like A-Z Wagon Stations, references the homestead era when five-acre plots were offered to those who could build improvements in the California desert and survive. Although the 75-piece VAG show features many of the extreme living spaces Zittel has created, she now has a partner and a young son, leading her to shift the direction of her work. A lot more of her art is happening outside of her stillsmall living space and in her studio where she is taking more control over the process. Many of her earlier pieces, like the mini-trailer A-Z Escape Units, are her design, but were fabricated by expert craftspeople. She is now exploring work she can create herself, such as felted, embroidered and woven textiles. Zittel is also enjoying working collaboratively with assistants and other artists who share her interests. One such project is High Desert Test Sites, experimental installations created by different artists each year in the desert communities near Joshua Tree. And her latest project, called Smockshop, is allowing young artists who need a way to make a living in a creative atmosphere to customize and sell her dress designs.


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previews and profiles MARC REMBOLD BRITISH COLUMBIA: Liquids, May 3 - 27, Jacana Gallery, Vancouver


Having a French grandfather who was a post-Impressionist, Marc Rembold began creating Impressionist works himself at the age of six. He had his first exhibition at 14. But as he grew older, the Swiss artist began forging a new path for himself that involved bold experimentation with colour, both pigments and technique. “I researched Marc Rembold, Glow, everywhere to find new pigments,” he sublimation polyethylmetacrylat, says. “In doing so, I created my own 2006, 92" x 48" colour concept that I call ‘light in colour’. These pigments change colour depending on temperature and when there is light. The colour changes are not dependent on electricity or anything else. In this way, a living colour was created. It’s a unique concept. Working in a contemporary context means working with materials and possibilities from now, not from yesterday.” About his Liquid series, Rembold says “for me, the intellectual point of my work is to rematerialize invisible electric light into a visible material colour form. From immaterial to material, from invisibility to the visible.” — Beverly Cramp Represented by: Jacana Art Gallery, Vancouver; Galerie Bernd Lausberg, Düsseldorf and Toronto; Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich and New York; Galerie Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL

RANDOLPH PARKER BRITISH COLUMBIA: Brushstrokes, opens Aug 4, Pegasus Gallery, Salt Spring Island

Not since Ivan Eyre has a Canadian artist developed the art of panoramic landscape painting as Randolph Parker, Mountain Magic effectively as Randolph Parker. 2007, 16" x 20" Brushstrokes captures the grandeur of bioregions across Canada, and it includes Parker’s trademark horizontal canvases, as well as new formats to capture his sublime vistas. The newest experiments incorporate multiple vanishing-point perspectives in vertical and square formats. Throughout, one theme is significant: the viewer peering into the artwork sees in all directions — left, right as well as up and down — creating a subtle vertigo effect. While comparison with Ivan Eyre is appropriate — both artists compose imaginary landscapes to communicate a memory of a region’s ambiance — there are also significant differences in style. Eyre utilizes pointillism on dark backgrounds to activate the negative space. Parker draws his inspiration from Impressionist techniques, brushstrokes build up the objects he represents. Facing these brushstrokes up close, they appear to be nothing more than spots of colour, but when seen from a distance they become the painting’s imagined reality. As such, Parker’s brushwork allows him great freedom and spontaneity to create, and his painterly gestures become “a window into a world of thought and creativity.”— Kimberly Croswell Represented by: Pegasus Gallery, Salt Spring Island; Winchester Galleries, Victoria, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver; Master’s Gallery, Calgary; Mayberry Gallery, Winnipeg. 36 Galleries West Summer 2007

previews and profiles HUGH G. RICE MANITOBA: From Irish Glen to Canadian Prairie, May 24 June 9, Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

“My work is pretty close to pure abstraction, with the landscape as a starting point,” says Hugh G. Rice, a painter who divides his time between Ireland and his newly adopted homeland on the Canadian prairies. In looking at his work, it’s clear what he means. His newest paintings, a series of more than two dozen acrylics on canvas, feature prairie landscape. There is an active, lively quality to the works, though, splashes of colour that suggest he’s as interested in capturing the mood of the land as the look of it. An interest in the work of the Abstract Expressionists, including Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, was furthered when Rice came to Canada and was exposed to the art of Jean-Paul Riopelle. Their “action painting” techniques show up in his own work. “(My) techniques are loose and experimental to a certain degree,” Rice says. “Sometimes (the paint) is poured, or flicked with a palette knife or even with my fingers.” And while he may be an abstractionist at heart, a love for the land is never far from the surface in Rice’s work. “I spend a lot of time in the landHugh G. Rice, Prairie Hue, scapes that I paint,” Rice says, “often acrylic on canvas, 2006, 30" x 30" just sitting still within the spaces.” Taking that mood back to his studio, Rice has created a body of work that celebrates the landscape through his own interpretation rather than simply through reproduction. — Lorne Roberts

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GLEN SEMPLE ALBERTA: May 5 - May 17, West End Gallery, Edmonton

Painter Glen Semple believes big artistic beauty comes in small packages. “Like the previous one, this brand-new show is based on the idea of ‘bit of beauty’,” says the Calgary-based photo-realist artist. “The last show was all about toys, this one is more about flowers in jars. I like details and getting lost in a painting. That’s one of the reasons I like painting glass jars and the objects that can be put into them — I like reflection and how glass distorts and captures light.” While Semple’s complex compositions are Glen Semple, A Bit of Spring, based on photographs, the process acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36" of creating the photographic base is more involved than simply snapping a shutter. “I might take up to 100 pictures with my digital camera, then use photoshop to piece together an image from all the elements I like,” he says. “I’d be a photographer if I could take a good photo. It’s much easier pulling together the good parts of a bunch of photos in a painting.” — Gilbert A. Bouchard


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previews and profiles ALL ABOUT ALBERTA ALBERTA: May 25 - June 29, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary

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Dawn Detarando’s Prairie Canary uses a prairie icon — the grain elevator — as an unlikely backdrop for socio-political metaphors: a caged canary delivers a warning about corporate pressures on rural life; a tempting apple represents the pull of urban centres. The clay piece Crys Harse, Tipsy Cup, is part of the Alberta Craft Council’s sterling silver, 4.5" touring exhibition All About Alberta, which opened last year at the Canadian Embassy Gallery in Washington, D.C. and now comes to Calgary. The exhibition features 43 pieces by 30 craft artists working in a range of media, from textiles to clay to jewelry. “I intended the pieces to say something about the diversity of Alberta that went beyond the clichés,” says curator Tom McFall, executive director of the ACC. “There’s still this modernist notion that if you’re local you’re not sophisticated.” McFall counters that “the intimacy of a work” is enriched by being rooted in the local. All About Alberta is firmly so, from Dee Fontans’ cheeky silverand-gold Red Mile Belt Buckle to Evelyn Grant’s teapot homage to her father’s Turner Valley farm and all its found wonders. McFall abhors the casting of craft as art’s unsophisticated cousin and says this exhibition, part of the Council’s celebration of 2007 as Year of Craft, helps the ACC in their drive to “reclaim the best aspects of the word craft.” — Amber Bowerman

HEIDI HUNTER MANITOBA: Dyed and Gone to Mexico — a Creative Journey, May 24 - June 9, Gallery Lacosse, Winnipeg


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Pamela Sukhum Angela Au Hemphill Alan Nakano Jacek Rudnicki Peter Wyse Mary Comber Miles

Heidi Hunter, an established fibre artist who works out of her studio in rural Manitoba, has little patience for the distinctions some might try to draw between art and craft. “I spend absolutely no time concerning myself with the definition or differences between art and craft,” she says. “I pride myself in both my craftsmanship and my artistry, and it all comes from that same place.” Decades into a successful career as one of Manitoba’s premiere textile and quilt artists, Hunter has now added drawing, painting, printmaking and collage to her repertoire, courtesy of two recent artistic journeys in Mexico. Studying there under a painter and printmaker, along with the stimulation of immersing herself in a different culture, has given Hunter’s latest work an added richness and depth. “I had absolutely no background in drawing, but I was excited by the creative process of art, journalling my Mexican experiences through drawn images,” she says. “Since then, I carry my sketchbook everywhere I go.” This new freedom shows up in the spontaneous, joyful forms of her latest work, which blurs the boundaries between quilting, painting, drawing, and printmaking, often blending several or all of these media into single works. The resulting exhibition marks an exciting creative breakthrough for an artist whose work already existed, free of categories, in a space of its own. — Lorne Roberts Represented by: Gallery Lacosse,

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Aartwork Sense of Place from coast to coast May 12 to July 3, 2007 Reception & Stevens’ Award Presentation: Saturday, May 12 - 2-4pm This is the first juried Society of Canadian Artists exhibition staged in the West and Celebrates the diversity of artistic expression in Canada. The SCA is a national arts organization dedicated to promoting the visibility and stature of the visual arts. “City Iris” Zora Buchanan, Ontario

ALBERTA: Dissolve, April 14 - May 12, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary

Anyone who’s ever flown into a city after dark will see something familiar in Montreal artist Dennis Ekstedt’s Cluster. The oil painting recreates the romantic — and sometimes forlorn — sight of a sprawling illuminated night metropolis. “I’m interested in light, especially artificial light,” says Ekstedt, who studied fine art at Concordia University and Emily Carr. The 2002 Dennis Ekstedt, Instant # 6, eastern Canadian winner of the RBC New oil on canvas, 2007 Canadian Painting competition grew up in small towns but gravitated to big cities. “Distant views of cities at night have appealed to me ever since I was a child,” he says. “They’re images of the romantic sublime.” Ekstedt sees it as modern landscape. “Even though you don’t see the land in the nighttime cityscape, you can suggest the shape of it,” he says. None are of particular places, but are general representations or motifs of urban “nervous systems.” Ekstedt does use images of cities — like magazine photos — as source material and often adds a glare or reflection to his paintings to suggest the scene is being viewed through a window. “When you suggest something in front of the image you suggest a presence, a viewer,” he says, an effect that adds to the illusion that the scene has been captured on film by someone captivated by the pulse of a city below them. — Amber Bowerman Represented by: Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary; Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Ottawa; Saatchi Gallery, London, England


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YUKON: ( ), May 10 - June 15, ODD Gallery, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City

After a year of almost ceaseless travel that took him to artistic residencies in places as far flung as Trinidad, Iceland, Norway, Toronto, and Ivvavik National Park in the northern Yukon, Inuvikbased painter Paul Fortin had a welldefined case of traveller’s fatigue. Some of the work he produced during that Paul Fortin, Staircase, oil and time, included in this eight-piece show pencil on paper, 2007, 74" x 62" in Dawson City, reflects that feeling of dislocation and burnout. Paint, or ink on paper, these elemental landscapes and cityscapes have a fleeting but familiar look to them — there’s a quaintness that recalls the picture-perfect viewpoints of travel postcards. But each one is missing something — Fortin has left voids in each view, a technique that gives the work a silkscreen effect, but also says something about memory and the blurriness that comes with extensive travel. Fortin has reflected his own recollections of travel, but also hopes the viewer will recognize a common experience in each work. Originally from Peterborough, Ontario, after training at schools including the Ontario College of Art and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Fortin embarked on what he calls a “nomadic lifestyle”, eventually settling on the northern edge of the Northwest Territories on the Mackenzie River delta. A disconnection between society and the environment informs much of his work, but he says about ( ), the title of this show, that while it “may represent a void or emptiness, the interpretations that the viewer brings to the paintings will be full of life and atmosphere.” — Jill Sawyer

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SASKATCHEWAN: Vestiges, May 28 - June 30, Art Gallery of Swift Current

As the title to Shirley Brown’s extensively traveled exhibition, Vestiges, might suggest, this installation, originated at Brandon’s Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, imagines a museum display of what is itself an imagined civilization. Responding to 29 bird skeletons she found in an old cook stove on her family’s abandoned homestead in Manitoba, Brown offers us material traces and invented remains here — ‘artifacts’ such as shrines and reliquaries — that in sum coalesce into a picture of a lost fictional culture and its belief systems. While poetically pointing to cultural memory and our commemoration of the past, these elegant but somewhat creepy fragments more critically inquire into the way in which we hold and shape history. Adopting museological practices and strategies, Brown displays her fantasy relics within vitrines, locating, ordering and labeling them systematically via taxonomic protocols. She also writes didactic information panels contextualizing and explaining her ‘finds’. Forcing plausibility from the implausible, Brown confronts scientific evidentiary claims to truth, dispatching both logic and objectivity. The viewer comes to understand that not only are museums physical sites but ideological edifices built on and maintaining society’s normative values and its claims to reality — exposing the provisional nature of our personal and cultural memories. — Jack Anderson

Shirley Brown, Slide Specimen Light Table, mixed media, 2005

SCOTT PATTINSON BRITISH COLUMBIA: Peripheral Flash, Jul 24 - Aug 12, Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver

What is the ‘flash’ Scott Pattinson refers to in his summer exhibition of recent works? Part of the answer can be found in his exhibition statement: “Objects or places that are “real�, not contrived; it is as simple as the silence of spaces between things, such as rocks moving together, between your toes on a beach, or the sun’s rays refracting off particles in the air, to illuminate the space and air around you, perhaps an authentic moment. Seldom do we stop to appreciate these moments, gone, in a flash...� The body of work Pattinson shows in Vancouver this summer is a continuation of a theme he has been working on for nearly two years that he calls ‘Torewa’. “Each piece has a life, and the body of work becomes a series of experiences,� Pattinson says. “Viewers can expect to see a colourful exhibition comprised of a layering of shapes and other elements that communicate with each other, created with emotion, passion, sensuality, and the subconscious.� The artist’s earlier ambition was architecture before he switched to painting. He still uses cardboard models for inspiration but then quickly moves on. “My emotion takes over with thoughtful control once I am past the original structure of the piece,� he says. — Beverly Cramp Represented by: Elliott Louis Gallery,

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MARTHA COLE SASKATCHEWAN: The Turned Land, April 27 - May 26, McIntyre Gallery, Regina

Working from a position that “beauty is not an option” but operates as a necessary antidote to negative current social and cultural problems, wellknown Saskatchewan fabric artist Martha Cole continues to bring her sophisticated and, yes, beautiful adaptations of sewing and quilting processes to her on-going questioning of our role and place in the ecosystem. Transforming fabric into image, we see realistic scenes of the tilled and turned agriculturalized prairie landscape — from close-up images of soil and plants to panoramas that capture visual patterns left in stubble fields. In a major departure, Cole approaches this new body of work in an untraditional way. Adopting current digital technologies, she transfers computer-printed images onto fabric and then paints, stitches and quilts back onto them. While it is tempting to see these lush large-scale works either as memorializing records of an almostpast prairie way of life — which they are — she asks us to look beyond the specifics of place and time represented here. Cole’s soft subversions in fact record technologized 21st century multinational farming practices. Through them she more broadly interrogates our use of the earth. “If this is what the earth has given us,” she asks, “what are we giving back in return?” — Jack Anderson

Martha Cole, The Turned Land, digital image on polyester, unbleached cotton, Setacolor fabric paints, batting, assorted threads, 2007

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RAY VAN LUNE ALBERTA: Summer 2007, Kensington Gallery, Calgary

Ray Van Lune describes the inspiration for his paintings as “a lot to do with the space, huge skies and general nature of the land in Alberta.” His study of painting began in 1973 and spanned 17 years and three venerable Alberta institutions: Red Deer College, The Banff Centre and the Alberta College of Art and Design. His long education and career have seen him alternate between an abstract style and more traditional landscapes about once a decade. But he considers himself a landscape painter regardless of the style that ends up on the canvas. His two distinct forms aren’t entirely dissimilar: the colours and strokes in his abstract works are evocative of a season, time of day or place. The landscapes, while recognizable as prairie or foothills scenes, have elements of abstraction in them. “I think it can be better not to be too specific,” Van Lune says. “A landscape can lose its power if you give it a name. It becomes somehow smaller.” He adds that central Alberta, where there’s a good mix of farmland, trees and lakes, is particularly inspiring to him. “It’s all sort of mixed together,” he says. — Amber Bowerman Represented by: Kensington Gallery of Fine Art, Calgary; Front Gallery, Edmonton

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previews and profiles RENATO MUCCILLO BRITISH COLUMBIA: Terra Nocturna, May 27 - June 9, Avenue Gallery, Victoria

“We owe it to ourselves to look beyond what is obvious,” says Renato Muccillo. “Darkness offers more than we may readily perceive.” In Terra Nocturna, the artist’s latest paintings offer an uncommon theme — landscape paintings of nature at night. Muccillo draws his inspiration from the landscape surrounding his home in the lower mainland of British Columbia. Unlike the heroic tradition of Canadian landscape painting — the depiction of nature as wild and “untouched” — Muccillo’s ethereal scenes are ordered by human development. His subject is a land that has been transformed and appropriated, either by farming or industry. In keeping with his theme, Muccillo’s style refers to the 17th Century Dutch tradition of landscape painting — nature is ordered by the artist to create a pleasurable scene for the eye to meander through. Following this tradition, Muccillo creates richly detailed scenes filled with verdant colours and warm shades. His evocation of half-light encourages the viewer to draw from his landscapes an experience of the everyday beauty of nature. However, it is a nature “civilized”, a groomed, rationally-ordered place. — Kimberly Croswell Represented by: Avenue Gallery, Victoria; White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC; Alicat Gallery, Bragg Creek, AB Renato Muccillo, Sitka Spruce Nocturne Study, oil on canvas, 18" x 18"

RUSSELL YURISTY SASKATCHEWAN: May 25 - June 20, Nouveau Gallery, Regina

“Attacking”, as he puts it, large sheets of plywood with wood carving tools, Ottawa artist Russell Yuristy creates large-scale black and white prints with an expressive directness that resembles his gestural paintings. Working without preconception, his images of woodland animals and wild plants such as mullein, bull thistle and red tail grass develop — grow — almost organically under his hand. As well, he includes etchings in this new body of work, executed with electric grinding implements that enable him to work quickly and intuitively. Externalizing not only his personal identification with nature but his metaphorical “admiration of all life”, Yuristy’s work celebrates a utopia that he considers less an idealization Russell Yuristy, Two Oaks, found elsewhere, but one present in woodcut, 2006, 45.25" x 29" nature around us. Further collapsing distance through a gesture of intimacy, he hand-colours some of his images with pastels. While avoiding overt cynicism or anger about the damaged and endangered ecosystem we share with these life forms, Yuristy nonetheless asks us to consider our place within the ecosystem. Indeed, his untroubled, graphically lush images bring us closer to nature, bridging physical and emotional gaps that separate us from it. Beyond resignation or frustration, his is an ethic of equanimity; his prints, a personal offering of goodwill. — Jack Anderson Represented by: Nouveau Gallery, Regina; Cube Gallery, Ottawa

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Harry and Linda Stanbridge live in a house of windows and light that they designed and built just outside downtown Victoria in 1980. They have been married for 35 years, only a few years less than they’ve been pursuing careers as artists. Linda’s skylit studio occupies two spaces in one wing of their home. Harry’s studio is a large separate building with a vaulted ceiling set in the garden amongst the tall trees in the back of the house. About 9 a.m. most mornings Linda has the pleasure of strolling from the warm kitchen to her warm studio with her morning coffee, while Harry tramps through the rain or snow to his studio. These small consequences — who uses which studio — might mean something humorous about their relationship, or it might indicate something practical about the division of labour in their family life. The discussion about who got which studio was probably both pragmatic and funny. Harry Stanbridge was born in Quesnel, B.C. in 1943. He began drawing and painting as a youngster and in 1963 moved to Vancouver to study at the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr College of Art and Design), and to launch his career with his first exhibition at Bau-xi Gallery in 1966. Following graduation in 1968, he worked in his studio for three years before entering the University of British Columbia to complete a Bachelor of Art Education and a Master of Arts. The focus of his creativity at the time was closely related to theories of Hard Edge painting, which was the ‘going thing’ on the West Coast in those years. At the time, according to his own confession, he had an existential attitude and personality and enjoyed partying. That quickly changed when he met his future wife. Linda Stanbridge (neé Morton), was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1948. She moved to Canada with her family when she was ten years old, where she drew and painted constantly.


Christus-Triumphans, Harry Stanbridge, acrylic on canvas, 1999, 8' x 6'

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A DISCUSSION OF THE WORK OF EITHER OF THESE ARTISTS WOULD HAVE TO TAKE IN THEIR PERSONAL PARTNERSHIP AS WELL She studied at the Vancouver School of Art between 1967 and 1969 but withdrew before graduation to begin working full time as assistant to Douglas Christmas, owner of ACE Gallery in Vancouver (now in Los Angeles and New York). This was the only commercial gallery in British Columbia that showed the latest American art, and Linda met Frank Stella at ACE. She was deeply affected by his minimalist stripe paintings, though this influence did not emerge in her art until the 1990s. Harry and Linda met in 1967 while they were art students. They married in 1971 and moved to Victoria three years later, and between 1978 and 2003 Harry was the art teacher at Spectrum High School where he influenced many budding artists, including Peter Schuyff, a member of the Neo-Geo style of painting in New York. Throughout his teaching career, Harry was able to maintain a regular studio practice and to exhibit regularly in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Today his art is represented by Fran Willis Gallery in Victoria and the Virginia Christopher Gallery in Calgary. For about a decade after marrying Harry, Linda’s situation was somewhat different. From the birth of their first son Jeremy in 1972, to the fourth birthday of their second son Robin in 1981, her studio practice took second place to life as a wife, homemaker and mother. But since 1984 she has exhibited widely in Canada and the United States. Winchester Galleries in Victoria, Douglas Udell Gallery in Vancouver and Artist Space in New York have represented her work. In the early 1980s, while Harry continued with his large canvases, Linda began teaching herself how to work with clay. The meditative process of throwing clay on a wheel was a respite from the demands of family life, but eventually making three-dimensional functional objects became too limited. The solution was suggested the day she accidentally dropped a wall piece. The shards suggested the possibility of constructing much larger wall sculptures constructed with modular clay components. By 1989, her experiments had evolved into the ceramic and metal wall sculptures that define her work today. A discussion of the work of either of these artists would have to take in their personal partnership as well. Their long history as a couple would be expected to closely interweave their creative processes, but though they

regularly engage each other’s art both sympathetically and critically, they work in separate studios. In practical and formal terms, Harry is a draughtsman-painter working in the manner of the particular stream of modernism articulated by Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko. Among other characteristics, the layered surfaces of his large colour-field abstractions recall sublime emotions. Linda, on the other hand, is a sculptor with a strong design and craft sensibility whose work suggests a scientific mind studying nature, optics and illusion. There is an important common inspiration in their individual artistic lives, though it’s not necessarily obvious in the artwork itself. They are both committed to representing and expressing a contemplative Christian ethos through their art, an element that is often more apparent in Harry’s symbolically resonant paintings, just as it more quickly finds its casual but clear voice, like another guest, in his dinner conversation. The Christian influence in Linda’s art is more subtle and harder to read. In conversation, Linda’s spirituality appears more secular, perhaps reminiscent of the contemplative philosophy of the 20th-century literary naturalist and scientist Loren Eiseley — an advocate of the philosophy that any human experience is spiritual, and part of an immense personal and human journey. How the Stanbridges came to Christianity through, or in, their artistic practice is a significant part of their story, as individual artists and as a couple. Linda discovered it in 1964 when she was 16, and though she had attended church regularly with her parents, she had found their conventional religious practice to be uninspiring and sometimes oppressive. By the time Harry asked her out in 1969, she was deeply committed to her own private spiritual practice, and she declined his request because she was on her way to church. Harry recognized that if he planned to pursue her he would have to play by her rules, and he began attending church with Linda. Kneeling among a quietly praying congregation was an epiphany for him, a traumatic spiritual breakthrough that within minutes completely changed the path and meaning of his life. On April 26, the Stanbridges opened a co-exhibition at the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George. Communion, curated by gallery director George Harris, displays work from the past five years. As well as being a study of their shared vision, the exhibition is a testament to their discoveries in the intellectual as well as spiritual life that backs all human experience. Today, both artists are involved with a lay group of Christian contemplatives, a tradition that is 2,000 years old. Their discipline as artists is a more subtle and private practice — one that encompasses all their creativity. Like the medieval story of the circus entertainer who joined a monastery to discover that he could express his devotion only through the skill of his juggling act, Harry and Linda make art that reaches for transcendental insights, both intellectually, and as devotion. Linda and Harry Stanbridge: Communion is on at Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, B.C. through June 24. Linda Stanbridge: New Work is on at PHOTO: BOB MATHESON

Winchester Galleries in Victoria May 5 to May 26.

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Brian Grison is a Victoria-based writer and artist, with work in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Art Bank and the Surrey Art Gallery. He has published exhibition reviews and essays in Canadian Art, Artichoke, Focus, and MIXmagazine.

Spine, Linda Stanbridge, fired ceramic, quarter-inch aluminum plate, powdercoated, welded aluminum support, 2007, 72" x 26"

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LEFT: Touchstones (at left) in Nelson, B.C.

RIGHT: Marlene Bowman,


Alderboard Teapot, raku fired teapot with aldercone and motherboard impressed designs, from the Stinking Fish Studio Tour

BELOW: The coastline at Sooke, B.C.


BY JILL SAWYER Summer is road trip season, a time to explore beyond urban borders and discover destinations further off the beaten path. There are cultural gems in all corners of the western provinces, many of them maintained by gallerists passionate about their regions and their hometowns. Here is a short list of farther flung galleries and studio spaces that put road trippers in touch with local culture.

BRITISH COLUMBIA A very short drive northwest of Victoria, along the scenic west coast of Vancouver Island, the towns of Metchosin and Sooke have long been magnets for arts and culture. Artists have been drawn to the slower pace of the Island, and the sheer beauty of a studio surrounded by rainforest. One of the highlights of the region’s summer cultural calendar is the Stinking Fish Studio Tour July 28 to August 6, which winds its way through the artists’ studios of East Sooke and Metchosin. More than 20 artists are featured on the Tour, including potters, artisanal jewellery-makers, textile artists, metalworkers, wood turners, painters, photographers and printmakers. A bi-annual event (the Fall tour gets underway at the end of November), artists are peer-juried before acceptance, and this is a true studio tour — visitors will see inside working artists’ studios. While the Tour is on, artists’ locations will be well-marked with signage and the Tour’s fish logo. Find more information at One of the most iconic spots in the region is the popular Sooke 50 Galleries West Summer 2007


Harbour House, which maintains its own art gallery and collection of work by Vancouver Island artists and artisans. Named one of the top five hotels in North America by Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2006, the inn’s gallery repreFIND IT sents more than 60 artists. According to innkeeper Frederique Philip, most of the Drive northwest out artists are chosen for a sensibility that fits of Victoria on with the inn’s mandate for representing the Highway 1 and west best of Vancouver Island. on Sooke Road. On the other side of the province, deep in the Kootenay region, which is marked by the wooded peaks of the Selkirk mountain range, and a stretch of cold, clear lakes, the city of Nelson has also long been a draw for artists. Its own unique beauty can be seen in its exquisitely maintained heritage homes and commercial buildings, which cover the hill overlooking the narrow west arm of Kootenay Lake. Late last year, the city re-opened Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History, in the heritage stone former post-office building. Originally opened in 1955 in a much smaller space, the centre holds a history museum and art gallery, and hosts public readings, talks, and other events. A close connection with the students and faculty of the local Kootenay School of the Arts gives the centre access to shows of regular art and artisan work, and this summer the gallery will open River of Memory, a traveling multi-media exhibition by curator Bill Layman on the human and natural history of the Columbia River. Up the road and through the Monashee mountain range in the direction of Vernon, B.C., the tiny town of Cherryville has its own reason to celebrate the arts. A FIND IT vibrant arts community tucked into the mountains west of the Arrow Lakes region, From Vernon, drive east on Highway 6 to the town hosts the Cherryville Arts Cherryville, then Festival August 11 and 12, and also opens continue south on 6 to its small artisan shop through the summer. Highway 3A, which The shop is home to local work including travels east to Nelson. pottery, fibre arts, jewellery and art glass.

LEFT: Highway 22 on the Cowboy Trail, south of Longview

ABOVE: The Leighton Centre, near Millarville outside Calgary

RIGHT: The highway near Waterton Lakes National Park


ALBERTA West of Calgary, and south on Highway 22 (also known as the Cowboy Trail), the foothills stretch west to the peaks of the Rockies, and the region is home to jewelers and silversmiths, potters and saddlemakers. Commanding a particularly striking view is the Leighton Art Centre just outside the hamlet of Millarville off Highway 22. The historic home of painter A.C. Leighton, the Centre sits on 80 acres of foothills landscape, now home to regular art classes for adults and children, as well as art camps and special events. This summer, the Centre will host A Sense of Place, a Society of Canadian Artists juried show, May 12 to July 3. And June 3 marks Leighton’s Clothesline Sale, with the work of more than 70 Alberta artists pinned to clotheslines for sale, as well as music, kids’ events and artists’ demonstrations — it’s a particularly popular event in picnic-worthy weather. Further south on 22, in the western town of Black Diamond, the Terra Cotta Gallery provides a snapshot of the art and artisan work being done in the FIND IT foothills region. The Gallery carries blown From Calgary, drive and sculpted glass, pottery, painting, sculpsouth on Highway 2 ture and jewellery, and hosts regular exhibithen west on Spruce tions. From Highway 22, drive east to Meadows Trail to Highway 2 and south to Nanton, a small Highway 22 then grid of streets with preserved heritage buildsouth on Highway 773 ings that is home to the Antique and Art to the Leighton Centre Walk of Alberta, a selection of artisan (watch for the signs). shops and stores specializing in western and Return to 22, then prairie antiques. follow south to Black Further south on Highway 2, the city of Diamond, east of Lethbridge is an unlikely centre for fine conHighway 22 on temporary art in Canada, but it has become Highway 7 to a magnet for high-calibre touring shows, Highway 2, then artist residencies, and solo exhibitions. Part south on 2 to of this is attributed to the fine art departNanton and ment at the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge. which has been temporary home to some of


the province’s, and the country’s finest contemporary artists, including Janet Cardiff, George Bures Miller, and David Hoffos. The University’s gallery hosts regular exhibitions, many of them with work from the school’s spectacular and little-seen permanent collection. On the campus grounds, the Papokan Sculpture Garden features work by artists including John McEwan, Clay Ellis and Sorel Etrog. Another elegant but unexpected space can be found in the offices of Savill Group Architecture. The Trianon Gallery (with a smaller space on another floor, the Petit Trianon), which has a regular schedule of contemporary art exhibitions, is maintained by local architect John Savill. Downtown Lethbridge is home to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, a small but vibrant space on two levels that continues to build and attract the best in contemporary art exhibitions. SAAG’s summer schedule includes installation artist Karen Tam’s Orientally Yours through June 10, a photography show, Inhabiting, by Montreal-based artist Isabelle Hayeur, June 28 to September 26, and Places & Spaces: Landscapes from the Buchanan Collection June 28 to September 23. It includes a remarkable collection of art from the city of Lethbridge collection, including work by Arthur Lismer, A.J. Casson, David Milne and Toni Onley. For a different day and a different drive, the southeastern Alberta city of Medicine Hat is notable for its heat, its enormous teepee (the world’s largest) and its clay. Home of the historic commercial potteries Medalta and Hycroft, the region’s rich claybanks have drawn ceramic artists for 100 years. Today, the region’s history and culture have been incorporated into a destination gallery, museum and working pottery called the Clay Industries National Historic District. Home to the Medalta International Artists in Residence Program, directed by acclaimed ceramist Les Manning, the centre is open daily for tours. In June, public programming includes firing demonstrations, talks, and a series of exhibitions of contemporary ceramics from the residency program. FIND IT Also in Medicine Hat, the recently opened From Calgary, drive Esplanade Arts Centre houses a gallery three hours southeast with regularly scheduled temporary on Highway 1. exhibitions. Summer 2007 Galleries West 51

RIGHT: Yvette Moore, Mile After Mile, acrylic on canvas

FAR RIGHT: Sonny Assu, iPotlatch Ego at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

BELOW LEFT: Southwestern Saskatchewan, near Grasslands National Park

BELOW RIGHT: Outside the Yvette Moore Gallery in Moose Jaw


SASKATCHEWAN When he opened his gallery in remote Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Bill Shurniak attracted a lot of buzz. An inveterate art collector who had traveled the globe amassing a substantial collection, he decided to bring the work back to his hometown, a dot on the map on Highway 2 south of Moose Jaw. Today, the Shurniak Art Gallery is kept busy with revolving exhibitions from a collection that includes work by international artists, and by Canadians including A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Allen Sapp, and many others. Assiniboia is on a scenic loop drive southwest of Regina that takes in a few cultural stops along the way. Driving due west of Regina, about 45 minutes away is the pretty prairie city of Moose Jaw, which despite a devastating recent fire that swept through many of its historic commercial buildings, maintains its heritage charm with stone architecture and a beautiFIND IT ful city park. Moose Jaw is also home to From Regina, drive the Yvette Moore Gallery, set in one such west on Highway 1 to historic space and devoted to Moore’s own Moose Jaw and Swift work. Known for her illustrative acrylic Current, then south portraits of prairie and country life, Moore’s from Swift Current on work is available at the gallery in original Highway 4, east on and limited edition print. Overlooking Highway 13 to Crescent Park downtown, the Moose Jaw Assiniboia, then north Museum and Art Gallery shows regular again to Moose Jaw on temporary exhibitions, and is home to an Highway 2. artist-in-residence program. The early part 52 Galleries West Summer 2007

of the summer features an exhibition by Saskatchewan-based mixed media artist Brian Ring. West from Moose Jaw on Highway 1, in the city of Swift Current you’ll find another local public gallery with a focus on western artists. The Art Gallery of Swift Current is one of a selection of small galleries in the prairie provinces and interior B.C. that share traveling exhibitions, bringing the work of lesser-known regional artists to a much wider audience. This summer, Swift Current will host the touring show Vestiges, by Manitoba-based artist Shirley Brown.

MANITOBA A province known for its thousands of lakes, Manitoba has an abundance of reasons to go for a drive outside the cities, not the least of which is a concentration of artists and artisans who have made the Interlake district north of Winnipeg home for the same reasons they’re drawn to Vancouver Island and the interior of B.C. Clustered around the southwestern tip of Lake Winnipeg, opposite the famous Grand Beach, a group of these artists gets together every year to host The Wave Artist Tour, which will run twice during the FIND IT summer — June 9 and 10 and September 1 and 2. Organized by the Winnipeg Beach From Winnipeg, drive Art & Culture Co-op, The Wave is a circuit north on Highway 8 of more than 30 galleries and artists’ studios to Lake Winnipeg and around the towns of Gimli and Winnipeg the Interlake towns of Beach. Painters, potters, fibre artists, sculpGimli and Winnipeg tors, jewelers, and artists working in most Beach.

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Michael O”Toole, "Bear Creek Run", A/C, 40” x 40”

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ABOVE: Outside the Mermaid’s Kiss Gallery in Gimli, Manitoba

RIGHT: A view south of the beach in Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba


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other genres participate, each one flying a blue wave logo to guide visitors through the Tour. Along the way, and throughout the busy summer months, small local galleries can be found with a variety of local and national work on exhibition. In Gimli, the Mermaid’s Kiss Gallery carries work by artists including Terry Lacosse, premier Manitoba glass artist Ione Thorkelson, and works from the estate of painter Kenneth Gordon. In neighbouring Winnipeg Beach, the Fishfly Gallery shows work by local and prairie artisans in fibre, ceramics, and glass. For another day’s drive, west of Winnipeg on Highway 1, the city of Brandon is home to the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, an important stop for touring contemporary art exhibitions and a generator of highly regarded curated shows of local and regional artists. This summer, the Gallery features a show called Do Not Park Bicycles May 3 to June 9, a focus on the bicycle as an alternative means of transportation, with work by Aboriginal and Metis artists from Canada and the United States. From July 5 to August 18, the Gallery will show Shadow Princesses by Deborah Forbes, a painter based in Medicine Hat whose inspiration for her work on the image of the princess comes from the Spanish portraitist Diego Velazquez. The small but vibrant Brandon University also houses several main and offshoot galFIND IT leries, each with a revolving roster of public From Winnipeg, exhibitions and programming, including the drive due west on recently opened Glen P. Sutherland Highway 1. Gallery of Art.

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.

APRIL 6 – OCTOBER 8, 2007 Vaughan Grayson: Adventures of an Artist in the Canadian Rockies

AFA Collects: Works by First Nations Artists

Charles John Collings: Untamed Landscapes

Margaret Shelton: Alberta Memories


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Vaughan Grayson, Mirror Lake, c.1944, oil on canvas, MJM&AG Collection. Photo Credit: Don Hall

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Saskatoon-based abstract painter Jonathan Forrest, at work in his studio

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The rectangle has become Jonathan Forrest’s primary shape — beds of vibrant acrylic colour that he lays on the canvas with varying degrees of thickness and texture. “The rectangle is a neutral container for the colour,” he says, “there’s no meaning or vested interest in the rectangle.” He feels that the rectangle allows the viewer a direct relationship with the painting and its coloured surfaces within, of course, the rectangular canvas. For a show this summer at Calgary’s Newzones Gallery, Forrest’s canvases range in size from 24 by 32 inches to 5.5 by 7.5 feet. While Forrest has previously painted in what he calls “splotches” — soft-edged stripes and other shapes with an almost organic feeling — it is his adherence to hard-edged forms over the past seven years that make his paintings readily identifiable. The Saskatoon-based artist started using the rectangle as a purely practical device in 2000. Paintings were based on one big thick shape floating on a field. He taped off clean blocks, and filled them with paint, heightening the contrast between the flat canvas and the thick glossy colour. “Physicality is what my paintings are about,” Forrest says. “I like the sense of a slab of paint.” By choosing a ‘given’ — the automatic layout the shape provides — he is able to focus on the colour and paint. “Sticking with the rectangle has made me personalize it,” he says. Forrest’s deployment of a common element has evolved to introduce complexity and radiate a painterly confidence. He imbues his flat expanses with motion and optical shifts — his sophisticated palette and eye juxtapose dazzling colours, enabling them to influence each other and move and dance in space. Colours seem to move forward from the canvas or recede deep into it. Forrest calls the colour range in his current paintings “more personal” than in the past. His work of three or four years ago used primary colours straight out of the tube. In recent work he’s refined his colour palette and he mixes all the colours himself, though he still uses straight black. Forrest makes much of black by using varying degrees of gloss and thickness. His slabs may be up to a quarter-inch thick, and may have a glossy sheen or a soft matte finish. Against this, he places translucent blues, radiant reds, murky greens, soft yellows, pink, chocolate and more.


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Red Plane, acrylic on canvas, 2006, 48" x 66"

Forrest achieves a bold, playful quality by creating rectangles that are slightly “off” — with a bit of a tilt here, a leaning edge there, he creates a mischievous, unsettling quality. “I like playing with the knowns, the givens,” he says. “And then I throw a small wrench into that order. I like to be ordered, but not too ordered.” “Essence”, “offness”, and “undeniable” are words that occur when Jonathan Forrest speaks about his work, which grows, he says, from the Modernist tradition — a range of painting from Braque to Pollock. It’s a tradition that has had a strong base in Saskatchewan, after the first wave of Canadian abstract painters in the 1940s. The province had a particularly strong showing with the emergence of collectives and the formation of The Regina Five (Kenneth Lochhead, Arthur McKay, Douglas Morton, Ted Godwin, Ronald Bloore, and near-members, Roy Kiyooka and architect Clifford Wiens). By the 1960s, other forms such as installation and performance art had taken the foreground, and the attention of patrons and the media. But abstract work never really disappeared, and the form has continued to evolve and redefine itself and grow beyond its modernist footings. Saskatchewan painter William Perehudoff has been dedicatedly pursuing abstraction since the early 1950s, acquiring an international reputation. There’s a direct line between the work of these artists and Forrest’s inspiration, and in fact today Forrest often shares billing with Perehudoff and with painter Robert Christie. Their notable group shows have included the Three Generations exhibitions at the Kenderdine Gallery in Saskatoon in 2004, at ATP Gallery in London, England in 2005, and at The Gallery / Art Placement this past April. Forrest did not simply spring from the grasses of Saskatchewan as an abstract painter. He was born in Scotland, and emigrated with his family to Saskatchewan when he was 15. As a child he liked drawing, painting and music, and a high school art teacher recommended that he study art at the University of Saskatchewan. It was there that his path was set. In 1979 and 1980 he studied with Robert Christie, who was a professor there and would become Forrest’s most important mentor. “In his teaching style, he brought out what you already had in you,” 56 Galleries West Summer 2007

Forrest says. He completed both this BFA and Masters degrees at the University of Saskatchewan, and the professional relationship between Christie and Forrest has continued to grow. Christie is his ‘day-job’ employer, at The Gallery / Art Placement Inc. in Saskatoon, where Forrest is the general manager. Keenly involved with the University’s Emma Lake Art Workshops in boreal Saskatchewan since the 1980s, Forrest was first a participant, and in 2001 became the co-ordinator. Prairie abstraction continues to thrive at Emma Lake as well, and has since the legendary visit of Clement Greenberg in 1962, and his affirmation of Saskatchewan abstract art. Forrest hopes that the next generation will take over to keep the tradition of Emma Lake alive. Though this summer’s exhibition at Newzones is not Forrest’s first solo show, it is significant. “A full show is where both the viewer and the artist really get into the full range of the work — into the real substance,” he says. “My feeling is that I have been drilling down to what I’m about as a painter over the last couple of years and this show is a continuation of that process. I’m trying to get to the core of what I’m about, in colour. I’m mining the colour to get to the core of a personal colour experience.” This is the essence he speaks of. Forrest claims no meaning or message in his paintings — the message, transmitted from painter to viewer, is the aesthetic experience itself. While a love of the painter’s materials calls him, laying in of paint fascinates him, and the process compels him, Forrest doesn’t worry about fashion or trends. He acknowledges that painting itself, regardless of ‘genre’ goes in and out of fashion, and that abstract painting continues to have detractors and fans. What interests him more than trends is in making his paintings “undeniable.” He says he hopes that the viewer “can love one of my paintings or hate it, but cannot deny it.” George Moppett, a curator at Saskatoon’s Mendel Gallery, sees Forrest as an inventive, committed painter who well understands colour and surface and who has worked hard to create his own distinctive and evolving style. “He’s a formidable young painter,” Moppett says. “He’ll continue to produce stunning works.” Jonathan Forrest: Recent Paintings, is on May 12 to June 30 at Newzones Gallery in Calgary. Steven Ross Smith is an arts journalist and creative writer based in Saskatoon. He is the author of Celebrating Saskatchewan Artists.






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THE ART OF CRAFT If recognition of fine craft is still languishing behind fine art in Canada, this year may help the genre step out further from the shadows. Led by the Canadian Crafts Federation, 2007 marks the official Craft Year, a countrywide umbrella of awareness and events that’s giving artisanal work a boost. It’s an idea that has easily found a home in western Canada. Many craft genres, including ceramics, glass art, jewellery and fibre art, continue to reach fresh audiences and attract new collectors in the west, with some geographical locations becoming hotspots for artisans, such as the proliferation of glass artists in Alberta. “Glass is really strong in Alberta,” says Tom McFall, executive director of the Alberta Craft Council, based in Edmonton. “We have a lot of hot glass people working here. Partly that has to do with natural gas, a fuel for hot shops where glass is blown, being historically cheap.” He adds that the strong glass program at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) also helps glass artists. “The college has great affiliations with Pilchuck, which

ABOVE: Erin Dolman, Moontide (brooch/ pendant), sterling, etched copper, 18k gold, text from vintage copy of the Tempest, clematis seeds, shell, cast twigs, acrylic, 2003, 2.75" x 1.25" x .5"

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creates a lively international perspective,” says McFall, referring to the Washington State glass school founded in 1971 by internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Red Deer College is also widely recognized for its glass program. Alberta’s glass art stars include Tyler Rock, Darren Petersen, Bonny Houston, Jeff Holmwood and Martha Henry, one of the first hot glass artists to establish a studio and a career in Alberta. “I built my first studio in my backyard in 1978,” says Henry. “I had a tiny furnace and of course I made very small things. Then, in 1979, I started Skookum Art Glass with my partner Bob Held. At the time there were probably only three main people working here in hot glass — Bob, myself and Norman Faulkner. “Bob and I did a lot of exhibitions to educate people about glass,” she continues. “We did it because there was lots of ceramic around at the time but not much glass art.”

WITH A YEAR-LONG CELEBRATION, WESTERN CANADIAN ARTISANS STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT When Henry and her partner Bob Held split in 1989, (Held moved to Vancouver, B.C. to establish Robert Held Art Glass studio and Henry built her own glass studio in Calgary), she had become famous in her own right. “1990 was when I built my own studio,” she says. “I had my own name by then, my own reputation.” Henry’s artwork is now owned by international luminaries including Queen Elizabeth II, the Rolling Stones and Garth Brooks. She received the Alberta Craft Council’s Award of Excellence in 2005. Her practice has undergone a vast change recently. “I’m not blowing glass anymore,” she says. “I’m making glass beads, necklaces and glass sculpture using soft glass. I’ll be going to Murano [Italy] in May to learn about figurative glass sculpture. There’s always so much to learn. After 30 years, I’ve found a whole new area. I’m really excited about it.” One of the retail outlets carrying Henry’s glass bead jewellery is Influx Gallery, a Calgary-based fine craft dealer that is host to a diverse collection

Martha Henry, red glass bead bracelet with freshwater pearls, labourite and silver.

of contemporary art jewellery and wearable art. Influx was founded in 2004 by three ACAD jewellery graduates and another artist who works in fine furniture design. “We established a following for our work, which is more sculptural and artistic than most commercial jewellery,” says Devon Clark, one of the coowners. “We’re finding that we’re getting a lot of people buying one-of-akind pieces for their engagement rings — funky rings that are the furthest things from the typical engagement ring.” Influx now represents more than 40 artists, and hosts presentations by ACAD professors. Influx’s success has fine craft artists from all over the world submitting their work for representation by the gallery. “We’ve had submissions from Korea, Iran and the States,” Clark says. “So far, we’re only carrying Canadian work.” Clark singles out two artists who particularly impress her with their work: Jackie Anderson and B.C.-based Erin Dolman. “Erin’s work is very

CRAFT YEAR 2007 IN THE WEST Many events across the Western provinces and the North showcase the best of fine craft. This year, the Canadian Crafts Federation is backing them as part of the national celebration Craft Year 2007. Here are some recommendations: ■ All About Alberta is a major show of fine craft practitioners from Alberta organized by the Alberta Craft Council. The exhibitors were asked to share their impressions of the province in a medium of their choice. The show was exhibited at the Canadian Embassy Gallery in Washington D.C. last year and will be in Calgary from July 21 - October 6 at the Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary. ■ Brew Ha-Ha, also organized by the ACC, is an exhibition of teapots in all media to be shown in the ACC Edmonton Gallery through July 14. This exhibition will focus on perspectives of the ritual of tea — historic, social and emotional. ■ Dimensions 2007, an annual juried show of Saskatchewan’s high

profile fine craft, will kick off at Regina’s Mackenzie Gallery this year before touring other Saskatchewan galleries and the Alberta Craft Council Gallery. Organized by the Saskatchewan Craft Council. ■ The Saskatchewan Handcraft Festival, established in 1976, is the ‘granddaddy’ of the province’s fine craft events, held in the city of Battleford’s Alex Dillabough Centre, July 13 to 15. ■ The Nunavut Arts Festival 2007, now in its eighth year, brings together visual artists from many Nunavut communities to exhibit and sell their work. This year there will be 40 to 50 artists attending the show in Iqaluit from June 20 to 27. ■ The Alianait! Arts Festival, will be presented for the third time in Iqaluit by a coalition of arts organizations from across the north including the Nunavut Arts & Crafts Association. Alianait showcases traditional arts and new artists from Nunavut, Yukon, the North West Territories and across Canada from June 21 to July 1, featuring art,

music, film, storytelling, dance and theatre. ■ Something to Crow About is an exhibition of textile work by the Mid-Island Surface Design Group at FibreEssence Gallery at 3210 Dunbar Street, Vancouver B.C. from May 14 to June 17. ■ Mosaic, opening May 12 at the Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library in Winnipeg, features 75 objects from their collection in celebration of their 75th anniversary, accompanied by publication of an art book called Crafting the Mosaic. The Museum will also open a juried show of contemporary craft inspired by Manitoba history called By Design on September 27. ■ Contemporary Craft in B.C.: Excellence Within Diversity opens September 11 to 26, organized by The Craft Association of British Columbia. This juried show will be held at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver. The show will also include public programming and community initiatives.

TOP: Mel Bolen, Estrella, stoneware, 2006. From the Saskatchewan Craft Council show Dimensions 2007

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have seen: crystals in glaze,” he explains. “It’s a big plus for me. Crystal glazes are very elusive and difficult to control. Only about one quarter of my production is good enough for the galleries. I’m very fussy about this.” Calvin Taplayof the Craft Association of British Columbia agrees that there are too few local collectors for B.C. ceramics. “Our major market is still out of B.C. — Ontario, the U.S. and other international places such as England. We don’t feel there are enough locals who appreciate fine craft. Bill Boyd’s exhibit was a pleasant surprise.” Recently, B.C. ceramist Paul Mathieu received the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in fine craft, part of the Governor General’s Awards for Visual and Media Arts. Other rising ceramists cited by CABC include Alwyn O’Brien, who opens a show at Toronto’s Prime Gallery in June, and Tanis Saxby, whose works in porcelain are influenced by shadows cast on the clay. Injecting new ideas into the promotion of craft has worked well in Saskatchewan, according to Mark Stobbe, executive director of the Saskatchewan Craft Council. “We had a few years of stagnation but in the


sculptural, very three-dimensional,” she says. “She uses a lot of mixed media and is very good with textural metal. And Jackie is an established artist.” Dolman is one of the 31 artists chosen to represent Canada at the 31st annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a major North American fine craft exhibition. Ceramic, historically a craft with strong presence, has built into a robust genre in the west, though serious local collectors are still scarce. “I see a lot of growth in terms of the amount of people doing good work, I see ceramics evolving,” says Bill Boyd, a potter since 1970. He now lives and works on Galiano Island off B.C.’s west coast. “But there usually isn’t much recognition for ceramics locally,” he adds. “Potters don’t get the kind of support here that they do in other parts of eastern Canada.” However, this past March, much to his astonishment, Boyd’s show called Crystal Magic virtually sold out at the Crafthouse Shop in Vancouver — many of the buyers were local. Boyd credits his success to his unique method of making pots. “I’m working with something that not many people

TOP: Alwyn O'Brian, Teacup, hand built and slip cast, porcelain, 2006

ABOVE: Michael Hosaluk's recent installation Containment at Saskatoon's Mendel Gallery

RIGHT: Tanis Saxby, Shadow Form, porcelain clay, 2006, 26"(w)x 10"(h)

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MANY CRAFT GENRES, INCLUDING CERAMICS, GLASS ART, JEWELLERY AND FIBRE ART, CONTINUE TO REACH FRESH AUDIENCES AND ATTRACT NEW COLLECTORS IN THE WEST last year that has turned around,” he says. “There’s a better climate for craft and we have better craft promotions. A new appreciation for craft is slowly growing here.” A major sign of recognition for craft in Saskatchewan comes from fine art galleries. “There’s more interest in craft from the major visual arts galleries,” Stobbe continues, citing Regina’s MacKenzie Gallery and Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery. “They’re finding that fine craft shows draw some of their biggest crowds. The Mendel’s show of Michael Hosaluk work earlier this year had one of the gallery’s highest attendances. Michael was originally a wood turner but he’s branched out. Michael was also the 2005 Saidye Bronfman Award winner.” Stobbe points to commercial art galleries like the Verve Gallery in Regina and the Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon — which are also exploring possibilities in exhibiting and selling fine craft. Saskatchewan artisans are also benefiting from better marketing of the province’s bigger fine craft shows like Saskatoon’s Waterfront Art and Craft

MODERN HANDCRAFT: THE QUILT OF BELONGING COMES TO THE GLENBOW MUSEUM In 1994, at age 42, Ontario visual artist Esther Bryan accompanied her father to Slovakia, a country he’d left behind 43 years earlier as a refugee. Visiting relatives she didn’t even know she had, and a land that had shaped her father as a young man, Bryan uncovered a side of her own identity that had been previously unknown to her. This discovery got her thinking about the connectivity of the world’s people. “How do we all fit together?” she asked herself. The answer would come to her as she managed the piecing together of a monumental work of fine craft. Featuring 263 handcrafted blocks representing the 71 Aboriginal groups and 192 nationalities found in Canada, The Quilt of Belonging is considered the country’s most comprehensive textile art project. It took Bryan, the spirited force behind the project, and hundreds of volunteers six years to complete. The diamond-shaped blocks were crafted by immigrants to Canada, including many refugees, and feature

a range of materials — from African mud-cloth to embroidered silk. Each symbolizes a unique culture. The block representing Afghanistan features a miniature Afghan carpet. The block representing Vietnam shows a young woman in traditional dress, sitting by a river and playing a bamboo flute. The Chilean block features the country’s national flower, the bellflower, on velvet fabric, commonly used in traditional Chilean costumes. All along the bottom and both sides of the massive quilt are blocks representing First Nations. It’s a powerful metaphor for the vastness of our world and cultural diversity in Canada. “Canada was created from a great mosaic of people,” says Adrienne Horne, exhibition coordinator at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, where the quilt will be on display from June 30 to September 30. Halfway through work on the project, a volunteer’s son died in the

Show, which started in 1997 as a joint collaboration between the Mendel Gallery and the SCC. “We’re taking these shows and turning them into more people-friendly events,” Stobbe says. “We want people to come for the fun of it as well as the shopping. This year, the Waterfront show is being renamed and we’re partnering with new people — we’re bringing in more entertainment and more food, making it a richer event to attend.” The outdoor show, now called Living Artfully on the Waterfront will be held on the grounds of the Mendel Art Gallery on the South Saskatchewan River and will include not only a market for visual artists and artisans, but organic farmers, environmental education, theatre, dance and music. The fine craft shows, better marketing and education initiatives, and increasing awareness of fine craft both from the public and the galleries have all created a more vibrant fine craft sector in the West. The added boost of Craft Year 2007, with hundreds of linked events, adds to the critical mass of craft awareness in Canada, throwing a spotlight onto a genre that has previously been considered mostly decorative.

September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. After the shock of that day subsided, Bryan and her crew were left with a renewed resolve. “9/11 left us with images of a broken world,” she says. “We thought that if our children could see a vision of what the world could be like, they’d have something to keep walking towards.” The Quilt of Belonging was unveiled on April 1, 2005, at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. It has traveled the country from Nova Scotia to B.C. On a trip across the Arctic, it was blessed by an Inuit elder. When it arrives at the Glenbow’s Gallery One, Horne says it will take up the entire 2,600 squarefoot space. Its size is representative of Canada’s geographic vastness. The quilt, Bryan says, tends to leave viewers humbled and changed, as it affected its creators. “It’s changed us enormously,” she says. “When you hear people’s stories from their side, what happened to them, it changes you,” she says. “You look at the world differently.” — Amber Bowerman

From the Quilt of Belonging exhibition at Calgary's Glenbow Museum.

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LES GRAFF Les Graff graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1959 at age 23, and had his first solo exhibition, at the Edmonton Art Gallery, three years later. But it took a long time after that — 29 years to be exact — before he was able to fulfil his dream of painting full-time. In the meantime, the Camroseborn artist worked as an Alberta government cultural bureaucrat, building programs to support the province’s artists and arts organizations. “I needed a job,” Graff told The Globe and Mail in 1994, three years after resigning from Alberta Culture to move his artmaking off the back burner. “I’d done farming, logging, construction, the oil rigs. Then came the realization that, when you have a family, working for Alberta Culture was better than parking cars or working on a farm.” Married with four children, “a couple of cats, a couple of dogs, and a house,” Graff needed the steady income. From 1960 to 1967, Graff was able to work at his day job as director of arts and crafts for the province of Alberta, paint part-time, and have a solo show in Edmonton or Calgary every 18 months or so. The government job kept him busy organizing community art courses and exhibitions, and helping new galleries get established. In his spare time, he produced abstract paintings inspired by events that had happened on the farm near Bashaw, Alberta, where he lived with his mother and stepfather during the early 1950s. He recalled in a 1984 interview with curator George Moppett that watching wild grass blown by the wind was one of many events that gave him a strong sense of his intimate relationship with nature. “It seemed people could come and go, but this grass would continue blowing and changing with the seasons. It was there before we came; it Patio Plant / Red Rain, 2002, oil on canvas, 50" x 64"

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will be there after. One becomes very much aware of the fleeting aspect of one’s own existence.” Then, in 1968, Graff changed direction as an artist. After a year spent helping Alberta artists and galleries celebrate Canada’s centennial, he realized “it had been a good year for them but not a very good year for me, because I hadn’t done any art for myself.” Before 1967, he had been working in oils, producing semi-abstract paintings from motifs found in nature. He destroyed all but 12 of these works — many of them experimental abstract expressionist paintings from his student years — and started doing charcoal drawings of animal bones. “I turned the 12 paintings face to the wall so they were not a reminder,” he says in a telephone interview from his country home on Buffalo Lake, 15 km east of Bashaw, not far from where he spent his early years. “It was time to rethink things, to retrench.” He went back to square one in terms of his evolution as an artist. After “thrashing the past,” as he describes it, Graff found that devising structures and an appropriately organic environment for his bone drawings led him naturally in the direction of landscape. “He built them into mysterious monuments, altars, and signs of foreboding,” wrote Stanford Perrott, Graff’s former teacher at the Alberta College of Art. “Bones were to Les as apples were to Cezanne.” The bones triggered associations with the animal

BELOW: Bone Painting/Landscape, 1970, oil on canvas, 52" x 62" OPPOSITE PAGE: River/Carnival, 1983, oil on canvas, 52" x 62"

Yet, while Graff was pleased to see the government leading the way in buying and commissioning work by Alberta artists, he became increasingly frustrated by the fact that his success as an arts bureaucrat got in the way of his own development as an artist. In 1982, he pulled out of the Alberta exhibition scene because — with Alberta Culture giving grants to artists and public galleries — he felt it had become a conflict of interest for him to show there. Two years later, he had an 18-year retrospective of paintings and drawings at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. It was to be his last major show for nine years. Curator George Moppett, writing in the catalogue for the Mendel exhibition, said that Graff’s work assumed a new urgency at around the time he pulled out of the Alberta scene. In his work of the 1960s and 1970s, Graff had found in nature motifs compatible with his rural background and artistic sensibilities — patterns and shapes that served to produce a gentle, sensuous world of atmosphere, rocks, plants, and landscape. In 1982, landscape developed a more architectonic structure in his work. “I was losing control,” Graff told Moppett. “The subjects, which I handled in a certain

THE BONES TRIGGERED ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE ANIMAL CADAVERS GRAFF HAD FOUND WHILE HUNTING WITH HIS STEPFATHER AS A CHILD cadavers Graff had found while hunting with his stepfather as a child, and with the carcasses in his stepfather’s butcher shop. “The dorsal vertebra of a buffalo became a mace,” he recalled. “It became a cross like a crucifixion.” Still, the government job gave him great satisfaction for many years. In an interview for Dreamers and Doers, a 2005 television documentary about 100 years of arts and culture in Alberta, Graff said it was most gratifying to work for a government that viewed art as important. This was particularly true during what broadcaster Fil Fraser has dubbed the Camelot Years, between 1971 and 1985 when Peter Lougheed was premier. The walls of provincial government offices were lined with Alberta art. Lougheed gave gifts of art to government leaders around the world. The provincial government commissioned numerous portraits of lieutenant-governors, premiers, and speakers of the house. “Alberta House came into being in London, England, and it was decorated with art from top to bottom. Alberta House came into being in New York, and it was decorated with art. Tokyo was decorated with art. Those were the Camelot Years.” 64 Galleries West Summer 2007

way, didn’t have the impact they had before. I needed to come through another door to get at my subject.” “The paintings of 1983 and 1984 are aggressive, and show a marked increase in surface variation,” wrote Moppett. “Regardless of the fluctuations of external appearances, and no matter whether the subject is thistle, bone, river or garden, the content — that part of himself that Graff brings to his subjects — gets to the very quick, awakening our consciousness at an elemental level.” Graff resigned as director of visual arts at Alberta Culture in 1991 to paint full time. After 31 years, it seemed like a good time to leave. The government had eliminated the provincial agency that funded the visual arts, as well as the agencies that funded the literary arts and the performing arts. It replaced them with one umbrella organization, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. The AFA was to be funded by lottery revenues, not by provincial tax dollars. That way the government could assure Albertans that it was not “wasting” their “hard-earned” tax dollars on “frills.” Graff was offered a new

job as manager of artist development for the AFA. Instead, at age 55, he opted to take early retirement. “It was time to move on.” Artmaking became the guiding focus of Graff’s life after that. His output more than doubled, and flowed without interruption because he no longer had to deal with the demands of the civil service. “My work is about what seems most real to me — the anxiety at night, heat, cold, fear,” he told John Bentley Mays of The Globe and Mail in 1994. Graff said he felt a direct link from his childhood to the way he currently expressed himself: “I am from the land. I see with those eyes.” After viewing a show of Graff’s paintings and drawings at the Edmonton Art Gallery, Mays wrote that the exhibition was a “wildly exuberant cheer of freedom from the professional constraints that had separated the artist from his public.” The “exalted enthusiasm” of Graff’s work “made it a celebratory moment.” Since that time, Graff has had solo shows in Edmonton, St. Albert, Banff and the Virginia Christopher Gallery in Calgary, which regularly represents

his work. He has also been exhibiting in available commercial spaces in hotels and retail stores, which he describes as “a fun thing to do, because you get new audiences and see your work in a new light.” His next major exhibition will be in the main gallery of Banff’s Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies from October 26, 2007 to January 13, 2008. The front two-thirds of the gallery will feature a retrospective from all phases of Graff’s career. The back section of the gallery will feature 100 unframed mountain studies and sketches that Graff has donated to the gallery. Curator Sheila Perry says she was most excited to receive these, and to be able to put them on public display, because they “show the working mind of the artist.” Les Graff is represented by Virginia Christopher Fine Art in Calgary. Brian Brennan is a Calgary author and journalist whose profiles of Western Canada’s distinguished senior artists appear regularly in Galleries West. Summer 2007 Galleries West 65




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Jan 19 - Mar 25, 2007 MENDEL GALLERY, Saskatoon Cathryn Miller writes about this 12-artist examination of the interconnectedness between artists, curators, and the wider cultural world. (continued)

Jan 16 - Feb 11 MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY, Vancouver Beverly Cramp discovers the most modern of techniques behind this BC-based collective’s latest show - including work by Deborah Koenker, Davida Kidd, Maria Anna Parolin, and four others. (continued)

Feb 15 - Feb 28, 2007 Jose Angel Vincench, AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART, Calgary As Wes Lafortune discovers, this Havana-based artist has discovered a fresh technique for simultaneously showing and obscuring the faces of his country’s persecuted citizens. (continued)

Mar 8 - Mar 31, 2007 Douglas Smith, KEN SEGAL GALLERY, Winnipeg This artist’s complex and chaotic drawings trace the underpinnings of a global age. Lorne Roberts finds the connections here between modern technology and the abstraction of Smith’s graphite-on-paper series. (continued)

MEMENTI MORI Jan 6 - Jan 27, 2007 Marilyn McAvoy, WINCHESTER GALLERIES, Victoria Allan Antliff reports on this artist’s inspiration in 17th century Dutch still life, depictions of near-decay and their comment on the fleeting nature of life. (continued)

FAR AND WIDE: ALBERTA LANDSCAPES Dec 9 - Feb 19 David Alexander and John Hartman, ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA, Edmonton As Douglas Maclean finds, these two senior artists are challenging the conventions of landscape painting, producing something he describes as “fresh and brilliant”. (continued)

PLANT PLANET Feb 1 - Feb 18, 2007 Makoto Kanaya, JACANA ART GALLERY, Vancouver Beverly Cramp views the lush, alien landscapes in this Japanese realist artist’s current series of still life paintings, describing a unique filtering of light through tropical plants. (continued) 66 Galleries West Summer 2007

RECORD KEEPING Dec 8, 2006 - Feb 17, 2007 Sarindar Dhaliwal, PLUG-IN, ICA, Winnipeg Lorne Roberts describes the 11 works in this popular traveling show, including watercolour paintings and collage, as well as several large-scale installation pieces, all documenting the slow process of cultures bleeding into, overlapping and erasing one another. (continued)

SHORTCUT TO HEAVEN Mar 15 - Apr 20, 2007 Lynne Allen, MARTHA STREET STUDIO, Winnipeg Amy Karlinsky investigates two strong shows that emerged from printmaker Allen’s early-2007 working visit to Winnipeg, Shortcut to Heaven, and Across a Divide: Two Master Printmakers, a coexhibition with Ahmoo Angeconeb, Mar 16 to Apr 28 at Winnipeg’s Urban Shaman Gallery. (continued)

LAND FORMS Mar 10 - Mar 24, 2007 David Edwards, AGNES BUGERA GALLERY, Edmonton Amy Fung discovers a mysterious light at the centre of this Vancouver-based painter’s broad landscapes, one that mixes reality and nostalgia that evokes “a sense of lost tranquility sealed and preserved for further study.” (continued)

BISON HEART Feb 23 - Mar 17, 2007 Adrian Stimson, NOUVEAU GALLERY, Regina Jack Anderson reviews this first solo show for Stimson, an investigation into the traditional modern symbolism of the plains bison, through paintings and mixed-media work. (continued)

THE MAGIC HOUR PART TWO Apr 5 - Apr 28, 2007 Chris Woods, DIANE FARRIS GALLERY, Vancouver Beverly Cramp meets this realist painter, whose work considers the icons of the advertising world and a consumer society, and heroic and cultural symbolism. The result is an off-kilter view of our all-consuming car culture. (continued)

DAY BY DAY Apr 6 - May 12, 2007 Mowry Baden, DELUGE CONTEMPORARY ART, Victoria Subtitled Drawings from the Journals of Mowry Baden, 1959-2007, Brian Grison examines this comprehensive show of almost 50 years of sketches and notes from the long and brilliant career of this BC-based sculptor. (continued)


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ALBERTA INDEX Banff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Black Diamond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Blairmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Bragg Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Calgary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Camrose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Canmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Cochrane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Didsbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Donalda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Drumheller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Fort MacLeod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Fort McMurray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Grande Prairie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 High River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Jasper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Lacombe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Lethbridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Medicine Hat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Okotoks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Red Deer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Rosebud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Waterton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Wetaskiwin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Wildwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX Abbotsford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Cherryville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Courtenay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Duncan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Galiano Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Golden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Grand Forks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Invermere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Kamloops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Kelowna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Nanaimo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Penticton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Prince George. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Qualicum Bay/Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Salmon Arm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Salt Spring Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Sechelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Silver Star Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Tofino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Vancouver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Whistler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 MANITOBA INDEX

Brandon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Gimli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Winnipeg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Winnipeg Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 SASKATCHEWAN INDEX

Assiniboia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Estevan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Lumsden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Meacham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Melville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Moose Jaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 North Battleford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Prince Albert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Regina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Saskatoon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Swift Current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Yorkton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Dawson City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Whitehorse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Yellowknife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

ALBERTA GALLERIES BANFF Commercial Galleries ABOUT CANADA GALLERY 105 Banff Ave (PO Box 1507), Banff, AB T1L 1B4 T. 403-760-2996 F. 403-760-3075 Toll Free: 800-760-9872 About Canada recently extended its fine art gallery area. Specializing in authentic Canadian art, sculp-

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ture, jewellery and giftware the extended gallery provides the opportunity to offer the stunning original works of local photographers Bruno Engler and Doug Leighton, the bold modern oil paintings of Mark Sharp and the captivating watercolours of Thep Thavonsouk. Daily 10 am - 9 pm. CANADA HOUSE GALLERY PO Box 1570, 201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5 T. 403-762-3757 F. 403-762-8052 Toll Free: 800-419-1298 A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art — paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Banff Springs Hotel, 403 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-760-2382 Toll Free: 800-310-9726 New to Banff — Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian Art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both wellestablished and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. SUMMIT GALLERY OF FINE ART 120 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-762-4455 Toll Free: 888-358-4455 This welcoming, spacious gallery features the Canadian landscape through painting, photography and sculpture and offers a large selection of art jewellery, ceramics and hand-blown glass — all informed by nature. Large selection always available even during solo exhibitions. Private viewing room provided. Centrally located at 120 Banff Ave up the stairs. Daily 10 am - 9 pm. THE QUEST GALLERY 105 Banff Ave, Box 1046, Banff, AB T1L 1B1 T. 403-762-2722 F. 403-760-2782 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. BLACK DIAMOND Commercial Gallery TERRA COTTA GALLERY 110 Centre Ave, Box 689 Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5047 Begun as an outlet for their own ongoing work as potters, the ‘dudes’, Evonne and Robert Smulders have created a formidable gallery showing art in diverse media created primarily by artists living in southern Alberta. Wed to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appt.

BLAIRMORE Public Gallery CROWSNEST PASS PUBLIC ART GALLERY 14733 20 Ave, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0 T. 403-562-2218 F. 403-562-2218 BRAGG CREEK Commercial Galleries SUNCATCHER’S DESIGN STUDIO 4-Old West Mall, PO Box 840 Bragg Creek,, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-265-6200 F. 403-278-6299 Recently relocated to Bragg Creek, SunCatcher’s has provided residential and commercial custom stained glass and sandcarved glass to the Calgary area since 1979. They are pleased to offer in-home consultation for custom work. The gallery features an ever-changing variety of leaded windows, vintage paintings, lithos, blown glass, raku, new and vintage jewellery, and various artists works. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment. 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.

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 visit website or call for Sandra Neil. ART MODE GALLERY 399 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A5 T. 403-508-1511 F. 403-508-1510 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. ARTHOUSE 1043 19 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1M1 T. 403-263-8114

CALGARY Artist-run Galleries EMMEDIA GALLERY & PRODUCTION SOCIETY 203-351 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C7 T. 403-263-2833 F. 403-232-8372 EMMEDIA 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 200 Barclay Parade SW, Eau Claire Market PO Box 22451, Bankers Hall RPO Calgary, AB T2P 5G7 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. 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

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. ARTS ON ATLANTIC GALLERY 1331 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T2 T. 403-264-6627 F. 403-264-6628 The gallery showcases an eclectic mix of fine Canadian art and craft. Five minutes from downtown, it is a warm, intimate space in historic Inglewood. Mediums include painting, copper, glass, jewelry, wood, specialty cards, photography and native leather and beading. The book arts and classes are a specialty. Wed to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm and by appt. ARTSPACE GALLERY 1235 26 Ave SE, Crossroads Market, 2nd level Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-269-4278 F. 403-291-0356 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. 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 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.

NEW SPACES Nina Rogers has relocated her Diana Pauls Galleries to 737 2 ST SW with a street entrance in the Lancaster Building. 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 737 2 ST SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 Recently relocated from 4th Avenue. Specializing in high quality fine art — small and large format works — in styles from super-realism to impressionism to semi-abstract. Featuring the work of emerging and well-established artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY CALGARY 725 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-264-4414 F. 403-264-4418 In the art business in Edmonton since 1967, and Vancouver since 1986, and now in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt.

tion 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 location in Inglewood with paintings by Lisa, exclusive leather furniture by Selene, glass by Starfish Glassworks, pottery accessories by Jonathan Adler, leather rugs by Saas and resin works by Martha Sturdy. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. 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: 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.

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GOGO THOMAS GALLERY 602 11 Ave SW - lower level, Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 T. 403-265-1630 F. 403-265-1634 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. 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.

NEW GALLERIES Marlowe Goring will open his Executive Art Gallery this summer in the historic and newly-renovated Lougheed Block bringing many west coast artists from his Qualicum Beach Gallery.

EXECUTIVE ART GALLERIES 604 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1M7 T. 403-237-9222 Opening this summer in the historic Lougheed Block, one of Calgary’s most extensive collections of fine art — representing established and emerging West Coast artists from Ken Kirkby’s powerful, patriotic Inukshuks to D.F. Gray’s riveting pastels to Joe Rosenblatt’s playful oils to the landscapes of Bill Townsend and Allan Dunfield, and the remarkable works of Norval Morrisseau.

HARRISON GALLERIES 709 A 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-229-4088 F. 403-920-0494 The gallery carries a select collection of traditional and contemporary artwork representing local, regional and internationally renowned artists. Tues to Thurs 11 am - 6 pm, Fri and Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. Other location in Vancouver.

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 collec-

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


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

and innovative artwork by emerging and mid-career Canadian artists. Artists include Harry Kiyooka, Bill Laing, Marjan Eggermont, Ken Webb, Reinhard Skoracki, David Burdeny, Charles Malinsky, Jeremy Herndl and Elizabeth Barnes. Tues to Fri 11 am 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. INFLUX JEWELLERY GALLERY 201-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-7527 F. 403-266-7524 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.

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

KEYSTONE ART GALLERY 207-100 7 Ave SW (Art Central) Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-237-6637 The Keystone Gallery promotes art created by Canadian emerging to established artists with art in all media and a focus on regional artists. There are regularly scheduled solo, group and themed exhibitions. Custom framing and installation services, design and art consultation. Mon to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm and by appt.

RE-OPENING With Penny Lane closed, look for Fosbrooke Fine Arts to re-open in a new location in the fall. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 Toll Free: 866-202-0888 Established in 1972 and recently opened in Calgary, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted profes-

19 FramesWest 20 Gainsborough Galleries 21 Gallery of Canadian Folk Art 22 Glenbow Museum 23 Gogo Thomas Gallery 24 Harrison Galleries 25 Herringer Kiss Gallery 26 Illingworth Kerr Gallery 26 Marion Nicoll Gallery 26 Mezzanine Gallery 26 Peters Gallery 26 Ruberto Ostberg Gallery

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

sional 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. MASENGO GALLERY 1216a 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1 T. 403-262-8889 Masengo Gallery located in Inglewood is Calgary’s first gallery specializing in contemporary and classical Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe in Africa. These highly-prized sculptures are carved from semi-precious verdite, serpentine, opal and spring stone. Look for one-of-a-kind Shona stone sculpture, along with home dÈcor and accent pieces. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm. MASTERS GALLERY 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 Celebrating more than 30 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MICAH GALLERY 110 8 Ave SW, Stephen Ave Walk Calgary, AB T2P 1B3 T. 403-245-1340 F. 403-245-1575

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Stride Gallery The Collectors’ Gallery TrépanierBaer Triangle Gallery Truck Virginia Christopher Fine Art 44 Wallace Galleries 45 Webster Galleries

The gallery specializes in unique First Nations art and jewellery from across North America. Featured artists include Ernie Whitford, local wood carver; Nancy Dawson, West Coast jeweller; Ernie Scoles, Cree painter; as well as a large selection of Navajo sandpaintings, Inuit soapstones and traditional and contemporary turquoise jewellery. Mon to Wed 10 am - 6 pm, Thur - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Seasonal hours may be in effect, please call.

NEW GALLERY Daniel Lindley, formerly at Image 54, has opened Keystone Art Gallery located in Art Central. NEWZONES 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 Opened in 1992, Newzones represents leading names in contemporary Canadian art. The gallery has developed strong regional, national, and international followings for its artists. The focus has been a program of curated exhibitions, international art fairs and publishing projects. Services include consulting, collection building, installation and appraisals. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment.

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Ferns, Creekbed, Kokanee Glacier, British Columbia

Marilynn Bracken

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

A delightful blend of rich colour "blowing in the wind". ”Feathers”, Oil on Stretched Canvas, 30" x 30" by Marilynn Bracken

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

Dedicated to the establishment of photography as a collectible art form, the gallery displays a collection of photography from several contemporary photographers in a variety of formats, techniques and styles. All work is printed to archival standards and is presented with attention to detail. Remember, there is no substitute for seeing original photography first hand so be sure to stop by the gallery to see our inventory of fine prints. HOURS:

Monday thru Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 11am-4pm

#L14, Art Central, 100 - 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 [t] 403.263.1515

Art with Feel...


Fine Art


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

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Dean Francis at Sagebrush Studio For Collectors of Original Art Work

“A September Morning”, 20” x 60”, oil on canvas

“Running Bison” 11” tall, clay


Dean Francis, paintings & Fran Hartsook, pottery

NOVA SCOTIAN CRYSTAL 112-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-237-8003 F. 403-237-8069 Toll Free: 888-977-2797 At NovaScotian Crystal, traditional mouth-blown, hand-cut glassware is not so much a craft as a way of life. Running counter to a world-wide trend to mechanization, a small band of craftsmen took matters into their own skilled hands and in 1996 NovaScotian Crystal was born on the Halifax Waterfront — the only maker of handcrafted crystal in Canada. Drop by the new Calgary showroom to experience the beauty of handmade masterpieces. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

tions, 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.

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.

SWIRL FINE ART & DESIGN 104-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-266-5337 Tracy Proctor launched Swirl in June 2006, in order to promote other independent artists. The vibrant and diverse artwork draws art lovers from Calgary and further afield. Currently representing ten established and aspiring artists, all from Western Canada, the gallery showcases an abundance of talent with a broad range of styles. Consultations and commissions are available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am ñ 4 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. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 6 pm, Sun by appt.

ANNIVERSARY Helen and Tamar Zenith celebrate celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of Newzones this summer. 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. RUBAIYAT GALLERY 722 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7 T. 403-228-7192 From its inception in 1973, Rubaiyat has been a purveyor of the finest quality handcrafts. Whether it be the sumptious color of an off-hand blown glass piece, the grain of exotic wood, or the brilliant combinations of precious metals and stones in its jewellery collection, their aim is to inspire the visitor and craftsman alike. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

All Canadian • Hand Crafted

Lilach Lotan


2105 - 4 Street SW • 245-1212 72 Galleries West Summer 2007

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 exhibi-

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

THE COLLECTORS’ GALLERY OF ART 1332 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 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 Group of Seven. The Collectors’ Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. THE PETERS GALLERY 1904 20 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 1H5 T. 403-210-0078 F. 403-269-3475 Established in 1993, this eclectic gallery and framing studio represents important traditional and contemporary Canadian artists featuring quality original works of art — paintings, sculpture, glass and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and the seasoned collector to make informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur till 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. TRÉPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 A progressive and friendly commercial gallery specializing in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international art. In addition to representing well-known senior and mid-career artists, the gallery also maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of younger emerging Canadian artists’ work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. TYRRELL CLARKE GALLERY 213-100 - 7 Ave, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-245-4281 VANISHING POINT ART GALLERY 210-1235 26 Ave SE, Crossroads Mkt Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 T. 403-693-0106 Artist-owners Graham Fox (digital imagery and poetry) and Ron Robinson (mixed media and sculpture) have developed a space for contemporary art which is both original and affordable. As well as their own work, pieces from local guest artists are featured on a regular basis. One of the artists will be on hand to help you enjoy the gallery. Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment. VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART 816 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-4346 Established in 1980, the gallery has earned a national reputation among discerning collectors of

WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 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 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

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

ANNIVERSARY The Calgary Contemporary Arts Society celebrates 25 years; its Triangle Gallery of Visual Art celebrates 19 years. 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).

Andrew Kiss

at the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase July 6 – 15

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.

“Kananaskis Glory”, Oil on Canvas, 30” x 30”

contemporary Canadian art. Exhibitions change monthly, showcasing museum-calibre, original paintings, sculpture and ceramics by artists with well-established reputations. Representing the Estate of Luke O Lindoe (1913-1999). Gallery open Tues to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm. The Vue CafÈ serves lunch 11 am - 4 pm. Inquiries invited for private functions.

CAMROSE 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 $12; Sen $9; Stu $8; under 6 free; family $37.50. Glenbow Shop open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur till 9 pm. ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682

Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St, Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 888-672-8401 Fresh, vibrant and alive describe both the artwork and the experience when you visit this recently restored gallery. You will discover a diverse group of both emerging and established artists all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appt. CANMORE Commercial Galleries ELEVATION GALLERY 100-729 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 (403) 229-0045

Also represented by: The Artym Gallery, Invermere, BC White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC Adele Campbell Gallery, Whistler, BC Tutt Art Galleries, Kelowna, BC Le Balcon d'art, Saint Lambert, QC

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Celebrating Visual Culture ROOTS group show with Brenda Kim Christiansen, Sherri Chaba, and Erin Schwab

Profiles Public Art Gallery

Brenda Kim Christiansen "Toxic Jill" acrylic, 4’ x 3’, 2006

19 Perron Street St. Albert AB T8N 1E5 P: 780.460.4310 • F: 780.460.9537 E:


Wade Stout’s

Macbeth’s Horrible Imaginings May 17 - June 16, 2007

T. 403-609-3324 With new street-front location housing the works of more than 20 visual artists, the Elevation Gallery exhibits a constantly changing array of painting, jewellery, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, ceramic and glass. Artists range from emerging to established, all working with some elements of contemporary style. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. (Closed Mon in shoulder seasons.) THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 Established in 1980, the Avens Gallery features original work by local senior artists: Zelda Nelson, Alice Saltiel, Elizabeth Wiltzen, Tony Bloom and Craig Richards. Paintings, photographs, glass, clay, wood and metal. Open daily 10:30 am - 5 pm, closed Mon in winter. THE CORNER GALLERY 705 Main St, Box 8110, Canmore, AB T1W 2T8 T. 403-678-6090 Toll Free: 800-649-7948 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. Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 COCHRANE

Beating Heart, Wade Stout


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

5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401

Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists "Where Flowers Grow" by Eleanor Lowden-Pidgeon

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

74 Galleries West Summer 2007

WESTLANDS ART GALLERY 118 - 2 Ave W, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B2 T. 403-932-3030 F. 403-932-7810 Canadian First Nations rare and original works, Inuit and aboriginal soapstone sculpture, plus Alberta landscape photographs, raku and functional pottery, metal work and coppersmithing and stained glass from local artisans. Mon to Fri 10:30 am 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. In Cochrane, 15 min from Calgary on Hwy 1A. DIDSBURY 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 25 central Alberta artists. The approachable and welcoming atmosphere is ideal for browsing and buying. Full custom framing services available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

DONALDA Public Gallery DONALDA GALLERY FOR THE ARTS 5002 Main St, Donalda, AB T0B 1H0 T. 403-883-2255 A crossroads for art creators and art appreciators, the gallery is located in the historic Imperial Bank of Canada building with a commanding view of the Meeting Creek valley. Features a permanent exhibition of ceramics, water colours and oil paintings by native son, Luke Lindoe along with changing exhibitions by professional, emerging and beginning artists from the area. Just north of Stettler at Hwy 53. Open May through October. DRUMHELLER Commercial Gallery MELTING POT GALLERY 196 1 St W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y4 T. 403-823-2483 F. 403-272-0222 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. LATITUDE 53 10248 106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5 T. 780-423-5353 F. 780-424-9117 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. Commercial Galleries AGNES BUGERA GALLERY 12310 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-482-2854 F. 780-482-2591 Agnes Bugera has been in the art gallery business since 1975, and is pleased to continue representing an excellent group of established and emerging Canadian artists. Spring and Fall exhibitions offer a rich variety of quality fine art including landscape, still life, and abstract paintings as well as sculpture and photography. New works by gallery artists are featured throughout the year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment. ART BEAT GALLERY 26 St Anne St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E9 T. 780-459-3679 F. 780-459-3677 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 This engaging and approachable gallery represents over 50 Canadian contemporary artists, working in a variety of media. From oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, to hand blown glass and original sculpture, there is something for everyone.

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, and Vancouver since 1986, and now in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt. FRINGE GALLERY 10516 Whyte Ave - lower, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4 T. 780-432-0240 F. 780-439-5447 FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-488-2952 Located in Edmonton’s gallery walk district. Since opening in 1979 the gallery has specialized in exhibiting fine art and craft by Alberta artists, with exhibitions changing every three weeks. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. GALLERY DE JONGE 27022A Highway 16A Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3M1 T. 780-962-9505 JOHNSON GALLERY SOUTH SIDE 7711 85 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3B4 T. 780-465-6171 KOHON DESIGN INC 143-10309 107 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K3 T. 780-428-6230 F. 780-428-6249 Kohon Designs is situated in the heart of downtown Edmonton specializing in custom-designed furniture, original artwork, photography, glassware and sculpture. The studio’s European look and complementary cappuccino bar offers clients a wonderful experience while visiting the gallery. They provide professional consultation services and offer leasing options for corporate and business collections. Mon to Fri 9:30 am ñ 5 pm, Sat 10 am ñ 4 pm. LANDO GALLERY 11130 - 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 Edmonton’s largest commercial art gallery in the centre of Edmonton was established as Lando Fine Art in 1990 by private art dealer Brent Luebke. It continues to provide superior quality Canadian and international fine art, fine crafts, custom framing, art leasing, appraisals and collection management. The gallery also buys and sells Canadian and international secondary market fine art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, or by appt. PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY 10183 112 St, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M1 T. 780-452-0286 F. 780-451-1615 The former Vanderleelie Gallery boasts one of Edmonton’s most elegant contemporary art spaces.

Sunny Faces ,Watercolour by Fran Heath

PICTURE THIS! 959 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7 T. 780-467-3038 F. 780-464-1493 Toll Free: 800-528-4278 Picture This! framing & gallery have been helping clients proudly display their life treasures and assisting them to discover the beauty of the world through fine art since 1981. Now representing the Western Lights Artists Group and offering a diverse selection of originals by national and international artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat till 5 pm. 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. TU GALLERY 10718-124 St., Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1 T. 780-452-9664 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.

WATERCOLOUR SHOW By Mel Heath, Fran Heath and Karen Findlay April 21 – May 31 Sculpture featured in MAY ART WALK Opening Thursday, May 3

26 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB (780) 459-3679

Fine Art & Professional Custom Framing


Jane Ash Poitras May 26 - June 7

Cooperative Galleries SPRUCE GROVE ART GALLERY Melcor Cultural Centre, 420 King St, PO Box 3511 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A8 T. 780-962-0664 F. 780-962-0664 Administered by the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove, the gallery is located in a new building along with the Spruce Grove Library. It shows original works by members of the AAC with a new featured artist every 3 weeks. They host several members’ shows each year, as well as an Alberta-wide Seniors & Open Art Competition. They sponsor ongoing classes for adults and children. Mon to Sat 10 am - 8 pm. THE STUDIO GALLERY 11 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E3 T. 780-460-5993 F. 780-458-7871 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 hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; closed Sun.

Desert Veil, Soapstone sculpture by Doug Smart

CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave , Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z9 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.

Established in 1992, the gallery represents artists at various stages of their professional development and working in a variety of media. Under the ownership and direction of Peter Robertson, the gallery mounts 15 exhibitions each year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

"Old World Kachina", mixed media on canvas, 24” x 16”

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, 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.

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

TEL: 1+(780) 482-1204

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

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

ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA #2, Sir Winston Churchill Square, 99 St. & 102 A Ave., Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 Founded in 1924, the gallery is the only museum in Alberta strictly devoted to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. In conjunction with a full and varied exhibition schedule, the gallery provides lectures, talks and seminars on art and artrelated issues. Tue to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thu until 8 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am - 5 pm, closed Mon & hols. 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 St, 2nd Flr, University Extension Centre Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4 T. 780-492-0166 FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 index.html

76 Galleries West Summer 2007

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

MCMULLEN GALLERY University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112 St Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7 T. 780-407-7152 F. 780-407-7472 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, usually by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sulpture, video, quilts, glass and ceramics at both the provincial and national level. Monthly exhibitions, adult lectures and workshops, “Looking at Art” school tours, art rental and sales plus a gallery gift shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm. ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM 12845 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6 T. 780-453-9100 F. 780-454-6629 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

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Douglas Udell Gallery Electrum Design Extension Centre Gallery Fab Gallery Fringe Gallery Front Gallery Harcourt House Gallery VAAA Gallery

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Kohon Design Inc Lando Gallery Latitude 53 Little Church Gallery Multicultural Gallery Peter Robertson Gallery Rowles & Company Ltd Royal Alberta Museum

VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5N 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 866-421-1731 Visual Arts Alberta Association is a non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. FORT MACLEOD Commercial Gallery PRAIRIE WINDS GALLERY PO Box 1539, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 T. 403-553-3020 Located in the historic Grier Block in downtown Fort Macleod, the gallery is owned by Don and Linda Stewart. In addition to showing Linda’s well-known bronze sculpture pieces, they are committed to offering investment quality fine art from such artists as Rick Berg, Ben Crane, Ross Ellas, Felix Endres, Maureen Gendron, Scott Hardy, Gena LaCoste, Susan Stewart and John Warner. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. FORT MCMURRAY Commercial Gallery ARTWORKS GALLERY 9917 Biggs Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1S2 T. 780-743-2887 F. 780-743-2330

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SNAP Gallery The Works Gallery TU Gallery West End Gallery Public Gallery KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979 GRANDE PRAIRIE Public Gallery PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 10209 99 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2H3 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 The gallery had a major structural collapse in March and was still organizing temporary office location and exhibition space at press time. Call for details. HIGH RIVER Commercial Galleries ART AND SOUL STUDIO/GALLERY 124 6 Ave SW, High River, AB T1V 1A1 T. 403-601-3713 This studio/gallery is the creative space of artist/owner Annie Froese. The gallery features original work in a variety of mediums created by Alberta artists, most of whom live within an hour of High River. Oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media, glass, ceramics and more are displayed in this 1917 arts and crafts home. An opportunity to indulge the senses. About 1/2 hr south of Calgary. Fri, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.

TWO FEATHERS GALLERY 153 Macleod Tr, PO Box 5457 High River, AB T1V 1M6 T. 403-652-1024 F. 403-652-1026 JASPER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, #1 Old Lodge Rd Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Toll Free: 888-310-9726 Mountain Galleries was founded in 1992, a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art. Now with three locations and 5,000 square feet of exhibition space. The mission of the gallery is to support Western Canadian artists, both well-established and mid-career. This commercial gallery features a museum quality collection of painting, sculpture and other treasures. Daily 8 am - 10 pm. LACOMBE Commercial Gallery THE GALLERY ON MAIN 4910 50 Ave, 2nd Flr, Lacombe, AB T4L 1Y1 T. 403-782-3402 F. 403-782-3405 Located just off Hwy. 2 in the heart of Historic Downtown Lacombe, this gallery boasts the largest selection of original art in central Alberta. Representing over 60 Alberta artists, the gallery’s selection covers a wide variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Winter Hours: Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. LETHBRIDGE Commercial Galleries COULEE RIDGE ART GALLERY Lethbridge Centre Mall, 217-200 4 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C9 T. 403-380-2210 F. 403-380-2219 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 TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 866-380-2787 Cooperative Galleries GALLERY POTEMKIN 316 5 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B5

and special events further contribute to local culture. Gift Shop and a Resource Library. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART GALLERY W600, Centre for the Arts, 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 T. 403-329-2666 F. 403-382-7115 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 Museums ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 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 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 This is a new home for the Medicine Hat Museum, Art Gallery and Archives, as well as a 700-seat theatre. The gallery accommodates a wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical, regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are often accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Adults - $4, Youth and Student - $3, 6 & Under - Free, Family - $12, Thur Free for all ages. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm; Thur till 9 pm; Sat, Sun and Hol noon - 5 pm.

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

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

Public Galleries BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118

In Red Deer, the former Red Block Artists’ Gallery cooperative has evolved into the Gallery IS commercial gallery at the same location. Over 500 artists, 27 exhibits, 33 venues

Alberta Craft Council Gallery & Shop



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

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POTEMKIN TOO 317 6 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C7

GALT MUSEUM 502 1 St S ( 5 Ave S & Scenic Dr), Lethbridge, AB T. 403-320-3898 F. 403-329-4958

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

Cooperative Gallery HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-346-8937 Public Galleries FOUR CORNERS AND PORTHOLE GALLERIES Red Deer College Library, 100 College Blvd, PO Box 5005, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 T. 403-342-3152

780.488.6611 10186-106 St. Edmonton Image: Bradley Keys, Calgary

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RED DEER MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY 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 WETASKIWIN Commercial Gallery CAELIN ARTWORKS 4728 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0R7 T. 780-352-3519 F. 780-352-6806 Toll Free: 888-352-3519

ROSEBUD WILDWOOD Commercial Galleries AKOKINISKWAY GALLERY Box 654, Rosebud, Alberta T0J 2T0 T. 403-677-2350 Toll Free: 800-267-7553

RE-LOCATING Tom and Susan Willock will be moving their Willock & Sax Gallery, a longtime Waterton fixture, elsewhere this summer. WATERTON 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 Waterton Lakes, AB T. 866-859-2220

78 Galleries West Summer 2007

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


Coast style of art and notes its emergence in the collector community. He has an ongoing commitment to connect the artist with the collector in a relaxed atmosphere. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm. CHERRYVILLE, BC Cooperative Gallery CHERRYVILLE ARTISANS’ SHOP 1187 Highway 6, Cherryville, BC V0E 2G1 T. 250-547-0020 Quaint destination gallery offering local fine arts and quality hand-crafted wares including pottery, weaving, glass, sculpture, paintings and more. Also a delightful setting for special arts events which are held throughout the year. Located 50 km E of Vernon and 100 km W of Needles Ferry on Hwy 6. Open daily 9:30 am - 5 pm (Apr 22 - Sept 30) and by appt. COURTENAY Public Galleries COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287 The public gallery provides an environment for the exhibition of Canadian and international conceptually and aesthetically engaging art and related cultural practices. CVAG’s primary concern is to support the professional development of emerging artists through critical activities that include exhibitions, lectures, publications, events and special projects. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm (also Mon during Summer).

ABBOTSFORD Commercial Gallery CHARISMA GALLERY 33339 S Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B2 T. 604-852-3999 F. 604-852-3315 Toll Free: 866-852-3999 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

THE MUIR GALLERY 440 Anderton Ave, PO Box 3053 Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3 T. 250-334-2983 F. 250-338-4452 DUNCAN, BC 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 GALIANO ISLAND Commercial Galleries GALIANO ART GALLERY 33 Manzanita Rd at Sturdies Bay Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-3539 F. 250-539-3505 INSIGHT ART GALLERY 157 Georgeson Bay Road Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-5080 GOLDEN Commercial Gallery LEGACY OF LIGHT GALLERY 917 N 10 Ave, PO Box 682, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T. 250-344-5989 Toll Free: 866-344-5955 The landscapes, wildlife, and wildflowers of the Canadian Rockies are highlighted in this fine art photography gallery. Also featured is WR Pitcher’s ìWhen the Gods Returnî, a reworking of Greek myths based on the paintings of master artists and presented with a modern Western Canadian twist. These pigmented ink, varnished canvas prints, measure 36 by 54”. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 2 pm.


Fri noon - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm, or by appt.

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

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

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 Public Gallery COLUMBIA VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL PYNELOGS GALLERY 1720 4 Ave (at Kinsmen Beach), PO Box 2345 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-4423 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 Toll Free: 888-813-5080 www.theartarkcom Since 1999 the largest commercial art gallery in BC’s interior has offered a diverse range of quality paintings and sculpture in various mediums by established and emerging Western Canadian artists. The gallery adjoins a fine crafts gift shop selling exquisite clay, glass, woodwork and jewellery from BC artisans. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. GALLERY 421 100-421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-448-8888 Toll Free: 800-946-5565 Offers an eclectic mix of national and internationally acclaimed artists. Enjoy the works of several talented artists in a relaxed and informed environment. Other highlights include stone carvings, Raku pottery, and beautiful glassworks. In the Rotary Centre for the Arts, opposite Prospera Place. Tues to

HAMBLETON GALLERIES 1290 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4 T. 250-860-2498 Established in 1964, the Hambleton has provided a showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works grace many national and international private and corporate collections. At their new location, owners Stewart and Tracy Turcotte offer investment art opportunities to their clientele and have added ceramics, and bronze sculpture to complement the paintings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. 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 10 am - 2:30 pm or by appt. SOPA FINE ARTS 2934 South Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 T. 250-763-5088 Okanagan’s newest contemporary art gallery, Sopa prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art with new exhibitions opening the first Thursday each month. With a special interest in abstraction, Sopa features thoughtful, innovative, and compelling works; in the media of painting, sculpture, and assemblage. Tues to Sat 11 am 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appointment. THE EVANS GALLERY AND FRAMING 571 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L8 T. 250-861-4422 F. 250-868-3377 Toll Free: 800-661-2236 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 GALLERIES 8-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 The Tutt Art Galleries (TAG) specialize in Canadian contemporary fine art. Representing emerging and established artists, the galleries feature artwork ranging from abstract and landscape to figurative and still life. During the 23 years since its inception, TAG has earned a reputation for service to both their clients and to their stable of artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appt. Public Galleries GALLERIA AT ROTARY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-717-5304 F. 250-717-5314 The Galleria is an important venue for local artists to display their work and organize their own shows. Located in the heart of the cultural district, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary facility with working studios for artists and artisans, galleries, a theatre, pottery studio, bistro, dance studio and meeting spaces. Daily 8 am - 8 pm. KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3

The Okanagan Valley’s Fine Art Destination Located in the Rotary Centre for the Arts, in the heart of Kelowna’s thriving arts district. #100 - 421 Cawston Avenue Kelowna B.C. 250.448.8888 Summer 2007 Galleries West 79

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. KELOWNA MUSEUM 470 Queensway Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6S7 T. 250-763-2417 F. 250-763-5722 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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Cooperative Gallery ART 10 GALLERY 94 - 650 South Terminal Ave, Port Place Shopping Centre, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2 T. 250-753-4009 Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 T. 250-754-1750

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


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PRINCE GEORGE Public Gallery TWO RIVERS GALLERY OF PRINCE GEORGE & REGION 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-614-7800 F. 250-563-3211 Toll Free: 888-221-1155 QUALICUM BAY/BEACH Commercial Galleries QUALICUM BAY SEASIDE GALLERY 6161 West Island Highway Qualicum Bay, BC V9K 2E3 T. 250-757-9180 QUALICUM FRAMEWORKS GALLERY 673 Fir St, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-7350 One of Vancouver Island’s most extensive collections of fine art awaits at Qualicum Frameworks Gallery. From Ken Kirkby’s powerful, patriotic Inukshuks to D.F. Gray’s riveting pastels to Joe Rosenblatt’s outrageously playful oils to the masterful landscapes of Bill Townsend, visitors will discover a fine representation of established and emerging West Coast artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

PEOPLE The Nanaimo Art Gallery welcomes new executive director Scott Marsden, formerly curator of the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse. SALMON ARM

Public Galleries OXYGEN ART CENTRE 707-622 Front St, (enter from alley at 302 Vernon St), Nelson, BC V1L 4B7 T. 250-352-6322

( ( 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.

Commercial Gallery TEYJAH’S ART DEN 825 Lakeshore Dr SW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4 T. 250-833-0907 F. 250-833-0907

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

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



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

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 5 pm or by appointment.

PENTICTON 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

J. MITCHELL GALLERY 3104 Grace Point Square, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9 T. 250-537-8822 Representing 40 Island contemporary artists and artisans distinguished by the quality of their work and their fresh, innovative approaches to the diverse range of media in which they work. Monthly solo shows feature outstanding original works

NEW NAME Matt Steffich has recently changed the name of his Thunderbird Gallery on Salt Spring to Steffich Fine Art. MORLEY MYERS GALLERY & STUDIO 7-315 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC T. 250-537-4898 F. 250-537-4828 The gallery shows the progression of earlier works of stone to Morley Myers’ latest bronze creation. In the lower level studio you can see and visit with the artist at work on his next piece. His work is influenced by cross-cultural indigenous art forms. Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm or by appt. PEGASUS GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART Mouat’s Mall, 1-104 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-2421 F. 250-537-5590 Established in 1972, the gallery presents contemporary jewellery, paintings, sculptures and glassware (including originals and prints by Salt Spring’s Carol Evans). Pegasus specializes in museum quality antique basketry and work by Northwest Coast native carvers. Open year round. STEFFICH FINE ART GALLERY 3105-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-8448 F. 250-537-9233 Toll Free: 877-537-8448 Formerly the Thunderbird Gallery, established in 1992. Contemporary, historic, Inuit and Northwest Coast art. Local and national artists. Kids and dogs welcome. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm.

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

Jerry Davidson, “Dinner Guest” , 16" x 20"

JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY 3-110 Purvis Lane, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S5 T. 250-537-1589 F. 250-537-9766 Toll Free: 800-474-6705

prehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm.

VILLAGE GALLERY 2459 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1X7 T. 250-656-3633 F. 250-656-3601 SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN Commercial Gallery GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Road, PO Box 3109 Silver Star Mountain, BC V1B 3M1 T. 250-503-0822 F. 250-503-0822 The gallery proudly represents a talented group of Okanagan, British Columbian and Canadian artists, some of them well-established and highly accomplished, others just emerging, but all of them work in a distinctive and original style — oils, acrylics, watercolours, scrimshaw, sculpture, pottery. (Summer) Thur and Sat 2 pm - 6 pm; (Winter) Wed and Sat 1 pm - 6 pm or by appt. TOFINO

The J Mitchell Gallery represents many of the finest Gulf Island artists, both established and emerging. The Gallery's collection of diverse art, in a broad range of media, showcases the dynamic and innovative work of these accomplished artists.

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

Exhibitions Spring Show until May 23 Lea Mabberley - May 27 to June 13 Jerry Davidson - June 16 to July 4 Group Show of Gallery Artists July 6 through August


3104 Grace Point Square Salt Spring Island, BC Toll free 1.866.537.8822

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

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

GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073

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Michael Robb, “Domino”, 7.5" x 14" x 31"

including many that achieve beautiful blends of form and function. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 3 pm.

Photography, Exhibitions, Collections The Gallery exhibits and sells contemporary and historic photographic fine art.

SIDNEY, BC Commercial Galleries 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). MAIN STREET GALLERY 2536 Beacon Ave, Sidney Pier Hotel Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-656-6246 F. 250-652-6249 PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave, Landmark Bldg. Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 Toll Free: 877-787-1896 Since 1986 the gallery has offered original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale onsite and through com-

NEW SPACES The Main Street Gallery in Sidney has been sold and moved down main street (i.e. Beacon Ave) to become part of the new Sidney Pier Hotel. HELEN PITT GALLERY 102-148 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5 T. 604-681-6740 F. 604-688-2826

“Happy to be Here #2 or What I learned in Toronto” Limited 1/1 © Seth Berkowitz

OR GALLERY 101-480 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5E4 T. 604-683-7395 F. 604-683-7302 WESTERN FRONT GALLERY 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1 T. 604-876-9343 F. 604-876-4099 Commercial Galleries APPLETON GALLERIES 1451 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8

Located in Ganges, we represent artists from both the local and wider photo communities.

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T. 604-685-1715 F. 604-685-1721 Specialists in original Inuit and First Nations art, Appleton Galleries features Canadian Inuit stone sculptures, tapestries and Northwest Coast wood carvings, including masks, plaques, paddles and talking sticks. More than 4,000 original carvings with works by Abraham Anghik Ruben, Clifford Pettman and Jonas Faber Quarqortoq. Quality art for the collector in downtown Vancouver for over 35 years. Worldwide shipping. Mon to Fri 8 am - 1 pm, Sat 11 am - 1 pm, or by appt.

BELLEVUE GALLERY 2475 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1E1 T. 604-922-2304 F. 604-922-2305 Devoted to representing contemporary fine art, Bellevue Gallery features artists of local and international appeal. Giving voice to the experimentation of new technologies in printmaking, divergent and individual approaches to drawing, photography and painting, and unique and distinctive sculpture, the gallery serves both private and corporate collectors.

ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685

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.


Morley Myers Studio & Gallery #7, 315 Upper Ganges Rd Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2X4 250-537-4898 open daily 10 -5 or by appointment Male Torso as Armour Bronze edition of 10 - 23" high


Visit the studio to see works in progress by Malaspina ar tists

With the retirement of Alana Aloni, the Atelier Gallery is now under the ownership and direction of well-known Vancouver gallerist, John Ramsay. ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427 The Art Emporium offers a large inventory of paintings by all members of the Group of Seven and several of their contemporaries, as well as other major Canadian, French and American artists of the 20th Century, for serious collectors and investors. The Estate of Donald Flather. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 800-663-0341 Celebrating 20 years of representing dynamic contemporary Canadian and International artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles including original canvases, sculptures, monoprints and limited editions. Feature exhibitions change monthly. Conveniently located in the entertainment district on the edge of Yaletown. Deliver locally and ship worldwide. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. ARTZCO GALLERY 1025 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5L7 T. 604-683-8225 F. 604-683-9626 ATELIER GALLERY 2421 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-732-3021

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AUTUMN BROOK 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. 604-551-3624 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 internationallyacclaimed artists at their downtown location. Permanent display on the lower exhibition level and on the 4th admin floor. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm.

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BJORNSON KAJIWARA GALLERY 1727 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-738-3500 F. 604-738-0204 BLANKET GALLERY 758 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E3 T. 604-709-6100 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. 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 CENTRE A, VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 2 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G6 T. 604-683-8326 F. 604-683-8632 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. COASTAL PEOPLES FINE ARTS GALLERY 1024 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-685-9298 F. 604-684-9248 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, Tinseltown Mall 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 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, and Vancouver since 1986, and now in Calgary, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading Contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the International playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt. EAGLE SPIRIT GALLERY 1803 Maritime Mews (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC T. 604-801-5205 Toll Free: 888-801-5277 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 “inhouse” art consultations and an art rental program available to private and corporate clients and the entertainment industry. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. ENVISION GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 dex.html This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by local artists Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. 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. Tue to Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm, and by appt.

Northern Line Drawings by Sheojuk Etidlooie JULY 21 - AUGUST 31, 2007

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 The gallery was established in 2004 to bring together the 18 years collective experience of Mark Reddekopp and Shane O’Brien. They represent contemporary Canadian and international painting, sculpture and photography. Available for rental for private functions or location filming. Mon to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Thur till 8 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. 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 acclaimed West Coast artists including Kiff Holland, Nicholas J Bott, and Francine Gravel. They carry an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary paintings between their locations in Vancouver and Calgary. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

ANNIVERSARY Jennifer Kostuik celebrates ten years in the gallery business at her Jennifer Kostuik Gallery. 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


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Fine Inuit Art Since 1975 308 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 1B6 Tel: 604-685-1934

Amy-Claire Huestis & Elzbieta Krawecka May 3 – Jun 2 Portrayal: Exhibition of portraits by Guest & Gallery Artists Jun 7 – 30 Bliss Jul 5 – 28 Fall Preview Aug 2 – Sept 8

Nick Lepard, From Milan to Vienna, 2006, oil on canvas, 66”x 54”

HOWE STREET GALLERY OF FINE ART 555 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V5C 2C2 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 This new contemporary Canadian art gallery features many established artists, and some recently discovered, with works in glass, ceramics, bronze, painting and photography. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.

1590 W. 7th Avenue Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6J 1S2 Tel (604) 737-2629 Tues-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 10-5

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

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

INUIT GALLERY OF VANCOUVER 206 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9 T. 604-688-7323 Toll Free: 888-615-8399 JACANA GALLERY 2435 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 Jacana Gallery opened in Vancouver in 2000. The Gallery proudly represents more than 20 Canadian and international artists working in various media and styles. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. JEM GALLERY 225 Broadway St East, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W4 T. 604-879-5366

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Ayden Gallery Diskin Galleries Eileen Fong Gallery Bau-Xi Gallery Winsor Gallery Bel Art Gallery Belkin SatelliteGallery Bellevue Gallery Buckland Southerst Gallery Ferry Building Gallery Gala Gallery Pemberton Studios Presentation House Gallery Studio2 Art Gallery The Studio Art Gallery West Vancouver Museum Bent Box First Nations Art Elliott Louis Gallery Lattimer Gallery

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 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

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

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Contemporary Art Gallery Diane Farris Gallery Douglas Reynolds Gallery Equinox Gallery Marilyn S. Mylrea Gallery Monte Clark Gallery Dorian Rae Collection Doctor Vigari Gallery Douglas Udell Gallery Elissa Cristall Galleries Heffel Gallery La Galerie du Centre Petley Jones Gallery Envision Gallery Exposure Gallery Gallery 0 - Contemporary Robert Held Gallery Gallery Gachet grunt Gallery Harrison Galleries Or Gallery

The gallery is focused on promotion of Canadian artists, from emerging and mid-career to wellestablished. Located on Gallery Row, they are known for their personal approach and a “boutique-like” style. Free consultations to find the right place for every work of art. Delivery throughout Greater Vancouver, professional packaging and shipping worldwide. Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm (Closed Mon, thru Jan). 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

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Havana Gallery Helen Pitt Gallery Hill’s Native Art Howe Street Gallery Inuit Gallery of Vancouver JEM Gallery Marion Scott Gallery Pendulum Gallery Rendez-Vous Art Gallery Snap Contemporary Art Spirit Wrestler Gallery The IronWorks Uno Langmann Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver East Cultural Centre Gallery 52 Westbridge Fine Art 53 Western Front Gallery

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 relocated to Water St in Gastown. The gallery is committed to presenting the finest in Canadian Inuit art, with a wide range of Inuit sculpture, prints and wallhangings from many different regions of Canada’s North, with special emphasis on rare pieces from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. MARSHALL CLARK DALL GALLERY 1373 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z7 T. 604-536-5821 F. 604-536-5861 Under new ownership, the Marshall Clark Dall Gallery, just minutes from Vancouver, has evolved into one of BC’s favourite galleries. Featuring original work by local and internationally recognizable artists, the beautifully displayed environment is impressive in selection and comfort. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. 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 OMEGA GALLERY 4290 Dunbar St (at 27 Ave) Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 T. 604-732-6778 F. 604-732-6898 Established in 1979 primarily as a quality picture framing store, the gallery has added high quality original art in recent years under the direction of owner Tien Ching. She enjoys exhibiting the works of both rising artists and well-established artists such as Susan A. Point, Wayne Ngan, Toni Onley, Jack Darcus and from Eastern Canada: Laure Campbell, Luc Deschamps and Paul Healey. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

NEW OWNER Marshall Clark Gallery in White Rock has become Marshall Clark Dall Gallery under the new ownership and direction of well-known West Coast artist Bruce Dall. 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 PetleyJones, the gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture, and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. RENDEZ-VOUS ART GALLERY 900 and 671 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466 ROBERT HELD ART GLASS 2130 Pine St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B1 T. 604-737-0020 F. 604-737-0052 Robert Held Art Glass is Canada’s largest hot glass

studio and gallery. Every piece that leaves the studio receives the same care and attention from the artisans, whether a one-of-a-kind vase or a beautiful paperweight. Visit and watch the glassblowers at work. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5 pm. SHARING THE SPIRIT NATIVE ART GALLERY 232-757 W Hastings St, Sinclair Centre Vancouver, BC V6C 1A1 T. 604-438-1111 F. 604-437-4511 SNAP CONTEMPORARY ART 190 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E9 T. 604-879-7627 F. 604-879-7697 Snap is committed to working with their artists to introduce work that is original and challenging. The gallery represents artists who often have more questions than answers. The answers come with exploration. By pushing boundaries, the viewing experience is enlarged. At Snap, they like when you buy artwork; they love when you look at it. Tues to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat noon - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.

NEW SPACES The Rendez-vous Art Gallery will be vacating their 671 Howe St space (marked for redevelopment) in July to concentrate on their new location at 900 Howe St. SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 47 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116 STUDIO2 ART GALLERY 102-814 W 15 St. ( & Fell Ave) North Vancouver, BC V7P 1M6 T. 604-990-4301 THE IRONWORKS 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-681-5033 F. 604-681-5033

2130 Pine Street Vancouver, BC V6J 5B1 (604)737-0020 or 1-800-665-0725


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

1241 Cartwright Street Vancouver British Columbia V6H 4B7 604.681.8534 Elizabeth Wiltzen, Spring Evening,Vancouver Island

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 Tribal Spirit Gallery represents fine First Nations art of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. In addition to viewing cultural artifacts, visitors are invited to stroll through the 2000 sq. ft. commercial gallery celebrating the achievements of contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations artists. Located near the Cascades Casino and Hotel. Open Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 800-730-8825 This internationally recognized gallery is Canada’s

GALLERY 2235 Granville Street Vancouver BC CANADA T. 604 732-5353 T.F. 1-888-732-5353 Specializing in contemporary and historical Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints.

Jack Shadbolt, “Homage to Nabokov #3” Mixed Media, 1982, 60" x 40"

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foremost specialist in the finest quality European and North American paintings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The elegant, neo-classical surroundings of the gallery also showcase a careful selection of antique furniture, silver and objets d’art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appt. VAN DOP GALLERY 421 Richmond St, New Westminster, BC V3L 4C4 T. 604-521-7887 F. 604-293-6625 Toll Free: 888-981-9886 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.

gallery on herald emerging and mid-career contemporary artists 545 herald street victoria bc 250.480.7180 “sunburst”, irma soltonovich

WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 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 3025 Granville, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878 YISHU SPACE 2435 Granville St, Second Floor Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-879-9306 A Chinese contemporary art space with a mandate to exhibit, curate and promote Chinese contemporary art. Curatorial and collection projects are welcome.Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Cooperative Galleries CIRCLE CRAFT GALLERY 1-1666 Johnston St Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-669-8021 F. 604-669-8585 CRAFTHOUSE GALLERY 1386 Cartwright St Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 T. 604-687-7270 F. 604-687-6711 DUNDARAVE PRINT WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 1640 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-689-1650 EILEEN FONG GALLERY 2035-88 W Pender St, Tinsel Town 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

86 Galleries West Summer 2007 LITTLE MOUNTAIN STUDIOS 195 E 26 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 2K4 T. 604-551-2284 MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1555 Duranleau St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 T. 604-688-1827 This intimate gallery, with an adjacent studio, features outstanding original hand-pulled prints. Exhibitions change monthly and feature contemporary printmaking from artists across Canada and internationally. Knowledgable staff can also help choose from over 1000 original prints made by its members in the Malaspina studio. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm. PEMBERTON STUDIOS 6-1583 Pemberton Ave, N-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 ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689

NEW SPACES The Winsor Gallery, formerly on Howe St, will celebrate its fifth anniversary with the opening in June of new, and much larger, surroundings on the South Granville ‘Gallery Row’, at 3025 Granville. BELKIN SATELLITE 555 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R1 T. 604-687-3174 F. 604-822-6689 BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-205-7332 F. 604-205-7339 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 FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave, Ambleside Landing West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C2 T. 604-925-7290 F. 604-925-5913 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.

art practices in Victoria, across Canada and beyond. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries ALCHERINGA GALLERY 665 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1G6 T. 250-383-8224 F. 250-383-9399 For 30 years, the gallery has exhibited contemporary tribal art from Papua New Guinea and later, graphic works by Aboriginal Australian artists and premium-quality work by established and emerging First Nation’s artists of Canada’s Northwest Coast. In the South Pacific, the work of master carvers still living a village lifestyle is selected 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. May Ip-Lam,“Morning Mist”, oriental brush painting, 13” x 20”

SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY 950 West 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7 T. 604-257-5111 F. 604-257-5119 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. VECC GALLERY 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 T. 604-251-1363 F. 604-251-1730 WEST VANCOUVER MUSEUM 680 17 St, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3T2 T. 604-925-7295 VERNON Artist-run Gallery GALLERY VERTIGO #1 (upstairs) 3001 31 St, 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 VICTORIA 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

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

Oriental Brush Painting on rice paper and Contemporary Western Art 655A Herald Street Victoria, BC V8W 3L6 250-384-1629

EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328 EYE FOR ART GALLERY 2265 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G6 T. 250-595-2294 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 ON HERALD 545 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S5 T. 250-480-7180 Victoria artist, Irma Soltonovich, has reopened Gallery on Herald as a studio-gallery. As well as Irma’s paintings there will be works by established, emerging and very young artists. A relaxed and informal setting to view quality contemporary art. Thurs to Sun noon - 5 pm or by appt. or chance. 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

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

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

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. MORRIS GALLERY 428 Burnside Rd E (on Alpha) Victoria, BC V8T 2X1 T. 250-388-6652 F. 250-386-6612 Early drawings and watercolors by Myfanwy SpencerPavelic; innovative “suspended acrylics” by Terrance Finnie; boldly coloured acrylics by Linda Molloy; colorful west coast watercolors by Joanne Thomson; west coast images in soft pastels by D.F. Gray; diverse paintings by Jan Brouwer; hand-pulled serigraphs by Roy Henry Vickers. Openings on last Friday. Custom framing. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. ON CANVAS 538-B Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K8 T. 250-385-8090 F. 250-385-8090 Located in a beautiful loft-style heritage building in the heart of old town Victoria, this gallery offers visual inspiration to the visitor. Owner and resident artist, Karen Cooper represents a diverse group of predominately local artists, both emerging and established, whose works are modern contemporary in style. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

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4 Sooke Harbour House Gallery 5 Community Arts Council 6 Dales Gallery 7 Deluge Gallery 8 Eagle Feather Gallery

SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE GALLERY 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0 T. 250-642-3421 F. 250-642-6988 index.htm Displayed throughout this award-winning inn, with its internationally-renowned dining room, the unconventional gallery was created in 1998 with carefully selected works by local artists on Vancouver Island. The art, in a variety of media, generally reflects themes of edible gardens, the ocean and the surrounding forest. Daily guided Garden Tours with art display in the Edible Gardens. Gallery open daily for self-guided tour. THE GALLERY AT MATTICK’S FARM 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 T. 250-658-8333 F. 250-658-8373 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: 800-381-2981

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

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Lighthouse Gallery Maltwood Gallery Martin Batchelor Gallery May Ip-Lam Gallery Ministry of Casual Living On Canvas The gallery presents an extensive collection of quality Canadian and international fine art in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, featuring original oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, with an emphasis on the grandeur and the magic of nature. The twodimensional art is complemented by unique creations in iron, glass and ceramic media along with limited edition prints and reproductions. Mon to Thurs 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Fri and Sat 11:00 am 8:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 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 H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994 and in 2003 has moved to its own building in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks both here and in a second downtown gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

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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 Engaging, challenging and inspiring! Victoria’s public art museum presents a variety of visual art experiences, media and cultures through historical to contemporary art from Asia, Europe and Canada including the work of BC’s premiere landscape artist, Emily Carr, portrayed through paintings, writings and photographs. Adults $8, Seniors/Students $6 (surcharges for special exhibitions) Mon to Sun 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA G6-1001 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 2C5 T. 250-381-2787 F. 250-383-9155 DELUGE CONTEMPORARY ART 636 Yates StVictoria, BC V8W 1L3 T. 250-385-3327 MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY Box 3025 Stn CSC, University Centre, B155-380 Finnerty Road Victoria, BC V8W 3P2

T. 250-721-6562 F. 250-721-8997 ROYAL BC MUSEUM 675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 T. 250-356-7226 F. 250-387-5674 Toll Free: 888-447-7977 The museum was established to explore and preserve British Columbia’s human and natural history, to inspire curiosity and wonder, and to share its story with the world. Of particular note is the permanent First Peoples Gallery, which includes weaving, carved wooden boxes, totem poles, shaman figures, an extensive collection of Haida argillite carvings and almost 100 ceremonial masks from all over the Northwest Coast. Daily 9 am - 5 pm. WELLS Commercial Gallery MARIE NAGEL GALLERY 2303 Bowman Cres, Box 84, Wells, BC VOK 2RO T. 250-994-3492 F. 250-994-2355 This seasonal gallery in a historic gold-mining town in the rugged Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia’s interior features Marie Nagel’s own art works, mostly in acrylics, as well as those of many local and area artists. May to September, Daily 10 am - 6 pm. WHISTLER Commercial Galleries ADELE CAMPBELL FINE ART GALLERY 114 - 4293 Mountain Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-0887 F. 604-938-1887 ART JUNCTION GALLERY 1050 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1 T. 604-938-9000 F. 604-938-9000 MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT The Gallery Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 888-310-9726 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. THE PLAZA GALLERIES 22-4314 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-6233 F. 604-938-6235 WHISTLER VILLAGE ART GALLERY 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-938-3001 F. 604-938-3113 Public Gallery SCOTIA CREEK GALLERY MILLENIUM PLACE 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-8410 F. 604-935-8413

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. GLEN P SUTHERLAND GALLERY 2021 Victoria Ave, Brandon University Brandon, MB T. 204-727-9750 ts/Aboriginal/places/artworks.asp

Harry Heine Original Watercolours Small Originals and Lithographs

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. Also offering archival giclÈe printing, photo restoration, certified custom conservation framing. Mon, Thur to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. WINNIPEG Artist-run Galleries ACEARTINC. 290 McDermot Ave - 2nd Flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-944-9763 F. 204-944-9101 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

LIGHTHOUSE ART Open Daily at 45 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC 250 381 2781 E J Hughes Signature Gallery

THE LABEL GALLERY 510 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3X1 T. 204-772-5165 URBAN SHAMAN 203 - 290 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-2674 F. 204-944-9577 VIDEO POOL MEDIA ARTS CENTRE 300-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-949-9134 F. 204-942-1555 Commercial Galleries BAYAT INUIT GALLERY 163 Stafford St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2W9 T. 204-475-5873 F. 204-284-1481 Toll Free: 888-884-6948 BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 6-1170 Taylor Ave, Grant Park Festival Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z4 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604 Toll Free: 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 Toll Free: 866-352-6763

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

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 The gallery has evolved into a showcase for contemporary art and is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, although some of their artists are already represented in personal and corporate art collections. The gallery serves corporate and private collectors as well as offering friendly access to those who are new to the contemporary art scene. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm. 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,

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

British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 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

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

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

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. VAULT GALLERY 2181 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0L7 T. 204-888-7414 This bright and airy former bank functions as a studio for owners Charles and Sarah Johnston as well as a showcase for rotating exhibitions of contemporary Canadian artists. A sculpture garden and a mural gallery add visual interest on the outside of the building — only fitting for the gallery of an artist renowned for his public artworks both in Winnipeg and abroad. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. WAH-SA GALLERY 130-25 Forks Market Road Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 T. 204-942-5121 F. 204-888-3140 Specializing in Canadian aboriginal art, primarily of the Woodlands and Prairie styles, with limited edition prints, originals and art cards, carvings, handicraft and giftware. Appraisal services. Recently relo-

27 Woodlands Gallery 28 The Winnipeg Art Gallery 29 Oseredok - Ukrainian Centre 30 Vault Gallery 31 Wah-Sa Gallery 32 Wayne Arthur Gallery

cated to Johnston Terminal at The Forks. Mon to Sun 10 am - 6 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, 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. 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 THE ALBERT HUB GALLERY 200-52 Albert St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E8 T. 204-453-0479 Public Galleries EDGE ARTIST VILLAGE AND GALLERY 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1 T. 204-480-7576 The Edge is a key component to revitalize Winnipeg’s North Main/Logan area using Arts, Culture and Heritage as catalysts for change. It offers eight live-work apartments as well as studio spaces, gallery rentals and workshop facilities. Next door, the beverage room of the former New Occidental Hotel has become Studio 631 housing a collective of artists and artist studios, contemporary dancers and a non-profit organization called The Bike Dump. 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 yoneoneone/info111.html LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 boul. Provencher, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972 LA MAISON DES ARTISTES VISUELS FRANCOPHONES INC. 219, boul. Provencher Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-5074 Showcasing contemporary work of Manitoba’s finest francophone artists. Une galerie idÈale pour apprÈcier les oeuvres d’artistes francophones de toutes disciplines. Winter/hiver Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm; Summer/ÈtÈ Mon to Sun 9 am - 5 pm. MARTHA STREET STUDIO 11 Martha St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2 T. 204-779-6253 F. 204-944-1804 The Martha Street Studio of the Manitoba Print Makers’ Association is a community-based print production space, public gallery and retail area dedicated to the development, presentation, and sale of limited edition graphics, artists’ multiples, and bookworks by local, national and international artists. Mon to Fri 11 am - 4 pm.

MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY 600 Shaftsbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 T. 204-888-6781 F. 204-831-5675 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 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, Thurs til 9 pm. UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave East, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 T. 204-942-0218 F. 204-943-2857 Oseredok is the largest Ukrainian cultural institution of its kind. It features rotating exhibitions of Canadian and international Ukrainian artists, focusing on a variety of styles, media and artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm (also Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, Jun to Aug). WINNIPEG BEACH Commercial Gallery FISHFLY GALLERY 18 Main St, Winnipeg Beach, MB R0C 3G0 T. 204-389-5661

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. ESTEVAN Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 The gallery mandate is to expand the cultural horizons of Estevan and region, encouraging involvement in the dissemination and development of artistic practices, cultural and heritage materials with other communities in Saskatchewan and

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Canada. Mon to Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Sat and Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. LUMSDEN, SK Commercial Gallery LETTERBOX GALLERY 220 James Street N, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0 T. 306-731-3300 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. MELVILLE Public Gallery GALLERY WORKS AND THE 3RD DIMENSION 800 Prince Edward St PO Box 309 Melville, SK S0A 2P0 T. 306-728-4494

by Gayle Sinclaire

MAY 2007 • Annual Theme Show "The Forks, a gathering place" Specializing in Canadian Woodland Aboriginal art and craft.

THE WAH-SA GALLERY Johnston Terminal at The Forks, 130-25 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 (204) 942-5121 • •


Du 31 mai au 4 septembre 2007 May 31 to September 4, 2007 Du lundi au dimanche de 9 h à 17 h Monday to Sunday 9 to 5 Merci aux Conseil des arts du Manitoba, Conseil des arts de Winnipeg, Patrimoine canadien et le SAIC.

Laissez aller, huile sur toile

La Maison des artistes visuels francophones Inc. 219, boulevard Provencher Winnipeg (Manitoba) R2H 0G4 Tél: (204)237-5964

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 Showcasing the award-winning works of Yvette Moore, her gallery features her original artwork, limited edition prints, framed artcards and art plaques along with the works of over 70 other artisans, shown amid the copper grandeur of the former 1910 Land Titles Office. Food service. Corner Fairford and 1 Ave. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun (Late May - Dec) noon - 4 pm. Public Gallery MOOSE JAW MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Crescent Park, 461 Langdon Crescent Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0X6 T. 306-692-4471 F. 306-694-8016 NORTH BATTLEFORD Public Gallery ALLEN SAPP GALLERY 1-Railway Ave, PO Box 460 North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1760 F. 306-445-1694 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 Neutral Ground supports contemporary art practices through both presentation and production activities. Its curatorial vision is responsive to its regional milieu in a translocal context. Programming emphasizes the contribution to new and experimental processes and supports inclusion and diversity. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and designated evening performances, openings, screenings.

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Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2266 Smith St, Regina, SK S4P 2P4 T. 306-522-0997 F. 306-522-5624 NEW LOCATION. Opened in the late 1970s with the goal of establishing a gallery with a strong representation of regionally and nationally recognized artists reflecting a variety of style, subject and medium. The main focus is professional Canadian artists including Allen Sapp, Ted Godwin, W. H. Webb, Brent Laycock, Louise Cook and many more. Tues to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm. MCINTYRE GALLERY 2347 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2S3 T. 306-757-4323 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 work made in time-honoured ways that reflect the artist’s skill and vision. Monthly exhibitions feature pottery, wood, fibre, metal and stained glass works. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. VERVE GALLERY 1801 Scarth St, PO Box 37002 Regina, SK S4S 7K3 T. 306-352-4560 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 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

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 PAVED ART & NEW MEDIA GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-5502 F. 306-652-9924 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, Thur till 9 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. ROUGE GALLERY 208 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-955-8882 Located in the historic Avenue Building, the recently-opened Rouge Gallery is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of emerging as well as established Canadian artists. Media include painting, tex-

tile, metal sculpture, photography, glass, wood and clay sculpture. Many of the works are offered on a lease-to-own basis. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Public Galleries DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE University of Saskatchewan, 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8 T. 306-966-8384

original, mixed media, on canvas, 30” x 40”

DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311 Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-777-6040 F. 306-949-7264

GORDON SNELGROVE GALLERY University of Saskatchewan, Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4 T. 306-966-4208 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.

Dr. William Hobbs, “Dominion Sunrise - CNR Terminus, Calgary”

Built in 1905 as a parish hall, and now known as the Nat Christie Centre, this designated heritage building is the home of Alberta Ballet studios and offices.

Opening reception June 7 for our multi-artist show including Western Canada's “Master Painter of Railways” Dr. William Hobbs, along with painter Gail Barton, potter Valerie Metcalfe and raku artist Steve Robinson.

SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 Extn: 25 F. 306-244-2711 THE GALLERY AT FRANCES MORRISON LIBRARY 311 23rd Street East, Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6 T. 306-975-7566 F. 306-975-7766

6-1170 Taylor Ave - next to “Swank” Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z4 204-888-5840 or 1-800-822-5840

Originals, Prints, Sculpture, Porcelains Local & International Artists Insured International Shipping

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


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

DAWSON CITY Public Gallery ODD GALLERY — KLONDIKE INSTITUTE OF ART & CULTURE Bag 8000, 2nd Ave & Princess St Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0 T. 867-993-5005 F. 867-993-5838 KIAC offers a broad range of high quality Community, Continuing Education & Professional Development programs from its home base at the Odd Fellows Hall campus in Dawson City, Yukon. Set against an inspiring backdrop of northern wilderness, the ODD Gallery carries on the rich Klondike tradition of cultural diversity and grand ideas. Tues to Sat 1 pm - 5 pm. Extended hours in certain seasons.

Founded in 2005, the Gallery is currently hosting a new exhibition Around the World in 88 Minutes featuring paintings, sculptures and artifacts from over 60 countries and territories. Special passports will be issued on arrival.

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

ADMISSION FREE photo by Ottenbreit Photography

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Patti Shiplett May 7-19, 2007 Sphere

Reflective Light

208 - 3rd Avenue South, Saskatoon, SK 306 955 8882

The Ordinary Amazing Symposium The Cultural Value of Modernist Architecture May 25 to May, 27, 2007 Regina, SK Modernist architecture, once the beacon for a progressive society, has fallen on hard times as of late. Spurred on by a growing awareness that an astounding chapter in the history of architecture is at risk, architectural heritage groups are realizing that there is something amazing in these buildings. Keynote speakers are Clifford Wiens (Architect, Vancouver) and Patricia Patkau (Patkau Architects, Vancouver) among other panelists from across Canada. Spots are limited, register today! The Ordinary Amazing Symposium is co-organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery and the Dunlop Art Gallery. It is made possible through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Art Board and the City of Regina Arts Commission. CBC Regina is the media sponsor.

3475 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4S 6X6 Ph. 306-584-4250 Email:



Cooperative Gallery YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK COOPERATIVE 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 Travelocity. Thirty-eight Yukon artists include potters, photographers, printmakers, beadmakers, jewellers, sculptors and woodturners; watercolour, acrylic, textile, encaustic and oil painters; ceramic, warm and stained glass artists; plus furniture makers. Fri to Sun Oct to Apr; Daily May to Sept noon - 5 pm.

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.

Public Gallery YUKON ARTS CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY 300 College Dr, PO Box 16 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9 T. 867-667-8485 The gallery hosts 10 - 14 exhibitions a year. It is committed to excellence in the visual arts and presenting innovative exhibitions that explore the rich diversity of contemporary art from local, regional, national and international perspectives. The gallery shows works of professional Yukon artists while bringing exhibitions of national importance to the Yukon. Tues to Fri noon - 6 pm, Sat, Sun noon - 5 pm.

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Looking for additional information about

NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON for a publication and travelling exhibition titled

DRAWN FROM THE PAST: The Portraits and Practice of Nicholas de Grandmaison Opening September 2007 at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery.

The U of L Archives are a primary source for the research. Sonia de Grandmaison has helped research the archives at U of L, and family and friends of the artist have provided significant information documenting his life. If you have a story or something else to share, or you would like to order a copy of the book, please contact Gordon Snyder, author and guest curator, at - Gordon Snyder/Director (780) 988-1500

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Public Gallery PRINCE OF WALES NORTHERN HERITAGE CENTRE 4750 48 St, PO Box 1320 Yellowknife, NT X1A L29 T. 867-873-7551 F. 867-873-0205 The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is a resource for the discovery of Aboriginal and European history in the North and for exploration of Northern flora and fauna. More than a museum, the Centre also supports and promotes local artists. Two areas of the Centre are reserved for temporary exhibits of Northern art. The Centre also maintains a permanent art collection. (September to May) Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sat, Sun noon - 5 pm. (June to August) daily 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.

BRACKEN STUDIO 100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Upper Level Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-554-1523 Encounter Contemporary Artist Marilynn Bracken at work in her studio. Share the creativity and feel free to ask questions. Tues to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. DEAN FRANCIS AT SAGEBRUSH STUDIOS Box 296, Empress, AB T0J 1E0 T. 403-565-2039 Toll Free: 877-565-2039 Original Dean Francis paintings and Fran Hartsook pottery. Experience the art, the galleries, the gardens, the prairies. Annual Artist Reception/Open House first weekend in June; Booth in Roundup Centre at Calgary Stampede; Booth in Equiplex at Spruce Meadows ëMasters’ Tournament. Open by appointment May (long weekend) to Sep (long weekend).

PIKE STUDIOS AND GALLERY 70 9 Ave SE, High River, AB T1V 1L4 T. 403-652-5255 From their studios Bob and Connie Pike produce a wide range of art and fine craft. Bob works in metal, making gates, art boxes, tables and assorted architectural accents. Connie makes high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-akind pieces to an extensive selection of functional pottery for everyday use. Studio tours available by appointment. PUPART STUDIO Canmore, AB T. 403-678-6246 PupArt was founded by artist Marion Morrison in response to numerous requests for her large, vibrant canine portraits. With studios in Canmore, AB and Victoria, BC, this ìartist to the dogsî offers colorful, modern paintings of her client’s ìbest friendsî. Her commissioned paintings capture the dogs’ essence and personality for proud owners all over North America by combining realism with artistic vision and freedom.

KAMILA & NEL ART GALLERY 768 Menawood Pl, Victoria, BC V8Y 2Z6 T. 250-294-5711 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.

SPINA ART AND DESIGN 96 Cheyanne Meadows Way Calgary, AB T3R 1B7 T. 403-256-7115 F. 403-256-7115 An artist for 30 years and represented in collections around the world, Ferdinando (Fred) Spina has shown in galleries in New York and San Francisco and across Canada. He paints and sculpts in various materials such as watercolour, oils, acrylic, stone, wood, metal and bronze. In addition to offering a large body of completed work, Ferdinando welcomes commissions for special projects.

KIM PENNER Box 69, Glenboro, MB R0X 0X0 T. 204-827-2717 F. 204-827-2718 Kim Penner finds continual inspiration for her beautiful acrylic paintings from all types of horses. From a portrait of a team of Belgians, to her “Kentucky Quintet”, inspired from the paddocks of a Kentucky Thoroughbred farm, Penner’s work offers a surprising diversity within her chosen genre. Originals, limited-edition prints and canvas transfers. Best of Show award at 2006 Calgary Stampede.

THE MOTHERLAND STUDIO PO Box 8539, Victoria, BC V8W 3S1 T. 250-381-7871 The Motherland Studio specializes in promoting contemporary African art and sharing the richness and depth of African life. Featured artist Gabriel Eklou is one of Ghana’s most talented young artists. In his large acrylic paintings, Gabriel captures the essence of the African spirit with his light and graceful expressionism. By appointment only.


CHERRYVILLE ARTS FESTIVAL AUG 11 AND 12 T. 250-547-0020 At various locations throughout Cherryville, including Cherryville Artisans’ Shop, Cherryville Museum, Whitewood Gallery and Studio 6. A weekend of art & culture in a rural smalltown, in the foothills of the Monashee Mountains. Featuring fine art and history exhibitions, artisans’ show, live performance, pony rides, and more. Located 50 km E of Vernon and 100 km W of Needles Ferry on Hwy 6. GALLERY WALK OF EDMONTON OCT 20 AND 21, 2007 Edmonton, AB The first gallery walk of its kind in Canada was formed in 1981 to promote both art and artists of merit within the community, focusing especially on work by Canadian artists. The seven member galleries are easily accessible within a nine block walking distance. There are two self-guided events presented per year. Unique exhibitions are planned for gallery walks. Details on website. QUADRA ISLAND STUDIO TOUR JUN 2 AND 3 Quadra Island is home to a wide variety of artists and craftspeople. A free year-round Guide to Studios and Galleries is available locally. The 5th annual Studio Tour takes place June 2 - 3, 2007. Meet over 30 island artists in their own environment and see demonstrations of their techniques. Also featuring an exhibition and lunch concession at the Community Centre. Tickets $5 (kids under 13 free). SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW OCT 12 TO 14 T. 250-656-7400 The 5th annual Sidney Fine Art Show will take place October 12-14 at the Mary Winspear Cultural Centre in Sidney, BC. It is a showcase for serious artists, discerning patrons, and art collectors. Call to artists ñ entry forms available May 1. Call for more information, or visit the dedicated website. SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW AUG 4 TO 12 SEAPARC Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Rd Sooke, BC The Sooke Fine Arts Show, Vancouver Island’s leading art show and sale for the last 20 years, has a whole new look. From August 4 - 12, 2007, join 7500 annual visitors in admiring over 300 pieces of fine art by local Vancouver Island artists. More details on website. STINKING FISH STUDIO TOUR JUL 28 TO AUG 6 Metchosin and East Sooke Twenty-five artists in Metchosin and East Sooke open their studios in the coastal area of Vancouver Island, just west of Victoria, BC and offer a rich artistic diversity featuring painting, fine porcelain, printmaking and mosaic; the sculptural beauty expressed in wood, metal and jewellery, as well as floral, textile and photographic works. All artists are juried by peer professionals to assure the highest quality. Map and details on website. 3RD ANNUAL WINDSCAPE KITE FESTIVAL JUN 23 AND 24 T. 306-778-2686 See fabulous art kites, giant creature kites, roaring stunt kites, battling fighter kites, soaring kite trains, amazing sky junk, and speeding traction kite buggies... Entertaining children’s activities: face painting, “bol” races, helium balloons, bubble stations, paper airplane booth, candy drop and magical entertainment. Free, 10 am - 5 pm. West on Battleford Trail in Swift Current, SK.

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


GALA GALLERY 2432 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L2 T. 604-913-1059 Gala Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in West Vancouver, BC. In response to consistent growth, the gallery is looking for an associate — a person with a positive attitude, good interpersonal and business skills, and interest in visual art. The potential terms of engagement are quite flexible, ranging from part-time sales on a commission basis, to a potential partnership in the business. Inquiries by email please.

Ta’Lana Fine Art Productions exclusively giclée printing


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


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


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

Exclusive supplier of Iris and Fine Art Giclées to Canada's most discerning artists and publishers since 1998. Choose from the IRIS® 3047G, the Epson® 10000, the Epson® 9800 or our six tone black printer. All images are printed on acid free canvas or paper using archival inks.

Phone 403.730.8846 Fax 403.252.1879 101A, 5855 - 9 Street SE Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2H 1Z9


ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS ART ACQUISITION 10708 - 105 AVE, Edmonton, AB T5H 0A1 T. 780-427-0598 The Alberta Foundation for the Arts invites eligible artists resident in Alberta to submit artworks for consideration for purchase to its Art Acquisition before Application project deadline: October 1, 2007. Download guidelines and application forms from the internet or call for further information. (For toll-free access dial 310-0000.) KINGSTON PRIZE CANADIAN PORTRAIT COMPETITION Kingston Arts Council, PO Box 1005 Kingston, ON K7L 4X8 T. 613-769-7372

In preparation for your giclée printing, we can arrange for your photography to be done by the well-known commercial and fine art photographer, John Dean. Summer 2007 Galleries West 95 The Kingston Arts Council announces the Kingston Prize for 2007, a Canadian portrait competition. Canadian artists are invited to submit contemporary portraits of Canadians. The portraits may be either paintings or drawings, and must be made from life within the 24 months preceding the closing date, May 1, 2007. First prize $3,000; plus Honourable Mentions and People’s Choice. Details on website.

Custom canvas service • Knowledgeable, friendly staff • Parking at rear of store • Near ACAD • 132 - 10 Street NW Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 (403) 283-2288

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




ART ON THE WALL 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 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.


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.

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11148 - 81 Avenue Edmonton,AB T6G 0S5 Phone (780) 431-0151 • 96 Galleries West Summer 2007


LEIGHTON ART CENTRE - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, INTERNATIONAL JURIED FIGURATIVE ART SHOW Box 9, Site 31, RR 8 Calgary, AB T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 A special show, Mar 15 to April 26, 2008 featuring two and three dimensional work, in all media, inspired by the artist’s interpretation of the human figure. Submissions: limit of 3 digital images of work no larger than 30î x 40î, in jpeg format by email, with title and price, CV and artist’s statement. Make $25 registration fee payable to Leighton Art Centre. Deadline Oct 31, 2007. Notification by Dec 31, 2007. Over $2,000 in awards. Contact Paula for info.

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


production of high quality giclÈes. They are committed to the giclÈe process and what it offers the artist, publisher, gallery owner and eventual buyer. They use state-of-the-art, in-house systems and industry-leading software and equipment to produce the best possible giclÈe for the artist.


ART-MASTERS 1608 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1M5 T. 403-229-2953 Specializing in professional, archival, custom giclÈe printing for more than 10 years with complete inhouse service, they cater to discriminating artists, galleries, and art publishers locally and around the world. Expertise in colour correction creates the rich colours, textures and high definition of original artwork, and printing is done with special UV inhibiting inks and varnishes. TA’LANA FINE ART PRODUCTIONS 101A-5855 9 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1Z9 T. 403-730-8846 F. 403-252-1897 Ta’Lana Fine Art Productions was started in 1998 as a family-owned business devoted exclusively to the

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. SERIES 2007 SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS Red Deer College 100 College Blvd, PO Box 5005 Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 T. 403-342-3130 This summer, experience a week exploring creativity and learning with outstanding studio facilities, world-renowned instructors and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Something for all skill levels. Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Fibre Arts, Ceramics, Jewelry, Sculpture, Woodworking/Woodcarving, Glass Arts and much more. May - August 2007. Also check the one-week Summerscapes camp for youth ages 15-17. Catalogues available on-line.


LEVIS FINE ART AUCTIONS, APPRAISALS & ART STORAGE 1739 10 Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 0K1 T. 403-541-9099 From a single item to a complete collection, Levis can safely store artwork. The company offers professional and knowledgeable staff, a safe and confidential environment, a thorough security system, controlled temperature and constant on-site presence. Costs are based on a rate of $10.00 per cubic foot per month. For larger collections volume rates are available.


ARTISTS EMPORIUM 1610 St James St Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2 T. 204-772-2421 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. CIMARRON SALES 3-5608 1 St SE Calgary, AB T2H 1H8 T. 403-717-4300 F. 403-717-4333 Toll Free: 877-754-7630 Serving Western Canada from Calgary, Cimarron is a wholesaler of a wide selection of mouldings by ASI/OXFORD, Lopez, Singleton, Presto, Framerica, Montana and Michelangelo. They also carry a full range of picture framing supplies; computerized matte cutting; custom display boxes and sports showcases; and a line of concept, ultra-efficient cordless picture lights. Mon to Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm. CLASSIC GALLERY FRAMING INC 3376 Sexsmith Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7S5 T. 250-765-6116 F. 250-765-6117 Toll Free: 800-892-8855 High quality mouldings, liners and liner profiles are produced by utilizing the most efficient manufacturing processes combined with the care and detail that comes with creating handcrafted products. All steps of production are done inside their factory. The full range of products may be previewed online and are available through most fine art dealers and framers. INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 1006 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 Store claims best selection and prices in Calgary on pre-stretched canvas and canvas on the roll. Golden Acrylics and Mediums with everyday prices below retail. Volume discounts on the complete selection of Stevenson Oils, Acrylics and Mediums. Other name-brand materials, brushes, drawing supplies, easels, an extensive selection of paper and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 132 10 St NW Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 403-283-2288 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 T. 604-435-9991 F. 604-435-9941 Toll Free: 800-663-6953 Opus has stores in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, North Vancouver, and Langley, plus online shopping and mail order service. They offer an extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies. Check them out online, or drop by for some inspiration. They also produce an e-newsletter full of sales, art news and articles, and provide ëhow to’ handouts and artist demos. Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource. 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 fram-

ing shop and complete restoration services. Swinton’s Art Instruction classes, art books and magazines. Sign up for regular newsletter mailing. Mon to Fri 9 am - 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm; Summer (July/August) Mon to Fri till 6:30 pm, closed Sun. THE GALLERY/ART PLACEMENT INC. 228 3 Ave S (back lane entrance) Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3931 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.

ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: ART ACQUISITION BY APPLICATION The AFA invites eligible artists resident in Alberta to submit applications by October 1, 2007 for the collection art purchase program. Download guidelines and forms from or call (780) 427-9968 (310-000 toll-free.)


GALLERYSOFT INC 10 Oak Ridge Drive Georgetown, ON L7G 5G6 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.


Anthony Baker, Ninja Headquarters, acrylic and pastel on masonite. 2004 Art Acquisition by Application purchase.

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


CANADIAN CONSERVATION INSTITUTE Department of Canadian Heritage 1030 Innes Rd Ottawa, ON K1A 0M5 T. 613-998-3721 F. 613-998-3721 “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.


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.


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.

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Emily Carr was Canada’s most famous female painter when she died in 1945 at the age of 74, but her hard-won reputation followed decades of obscurity and arrived only when she was in her 60s. As a young woman, Victoria-born Carr had often traveled British Columbia’s northwest coast, visiting native villages and sketching ancient totem poles. Over time she found a new theme in the stillness of the primeval forest, which she once described as “perfectly ordered disorder designed with a helterskelter magnificence.” Despite suffering a lifetime of self-doubt and insecurity, Carr eventually confronted her inner demons. She began painting in dark new forms and rhythms, capturing the ineffable qualities of her forests by developing and mastering a unique, energetic language with her brushes. Dark Forest was painted around 1935, at the pinnacle of Carr’s career and at the height of her creative powers. Originally acquired by Douglas Udell Gallery in Edmonton from a couple in Paris, through a mutual contact in New York, it is significant for being an oil on canvas and for being in its original condition. “Many people consider that Emily Carr’s most universal works were painted in the later part of her life,” says gallery owner Douglas Udell, who has sold the painting to a private collector. “Dark Forest fits right in with that period.” – Rod Chapman

Emily Carr, Dark Forest (circa 1935), oil on canvas, 13.75" x 18"

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