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First Impressions

Girls with Guns

News and events from across the region


The weird, wonderful world of Edmonton painter Dana Holst By Jill Sawyer

Previews and Profiles


Shows scheduled for the summer season

30 Exhibition Reviews Exclusive reviews of recent shows throughout Western Canada

Culture Clash Reigniting Calgary’s dizzying debate over contemporary art By Mary-Beth Laviolette

50 Past Imperfect Stan Douglas creates a compelling mystery in Klatsassin at the Vancouver Art Gallery By Ann Rosenberg


56 On the Fly Influenced by science and ecology, these four Canadian artists are inspired by insects By Portia Priegert

60 What’s Left Behind Heather Benning’s new installation at the Dunlop Art Gallery just looks like child’s play By Andrew Markle



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Great Space: Sagebrush Studios The Sagebrush Studio gallery and art studios in southwestern Saskatchewan.


n 1996, artists Dean and Fran Francis embarked on an ambitious project just 30 miles south of Dean’s original family farm. “We just wanted to be out here, have a studio and paint,” he says about their home and work space, Sagebrush Studios, right by the Alberta boundary west of Leader, Saskatchewan. When his hometown church in Mantario came up for sale, he bought it and moved it south onto his 80 acres. It’s now one of three churches on the property devoted to art-making and exhibition. They’ve filled the space around their repurposed buildings with 20 acres of landscaping, scenic gardens that include Russian olives, spruce and pine, skunk bush, native flower beds, lilacs, saskatoon bushes, choke cherries and snow berries. The arid climate has made them focus on trees and hardy shrubs, with the abundance of berry bushes a particular enticement for songbirds. With gardening and renovation occupying their summers, both artists find that the quiet Saskatchewan winters provide the perfect pause for them to get into the studio. A landscape painter, Dean has been depicting the local area on canvas for 30 years, while Fran, who also paints and draws, has focused on pottery for the last 15 years. After a day in the church studio, she looks forward to the scenic walk home. When the gallery space finally opened to the public in 2001, Dean and Fran were able to work on their art for a full year and then bring it out in the spring to sell. Sagebrush Studios is open to visitors from May Long Weekend to Labour Day Weekend and by appointment the rest of the year — find directions on the web at When asked about future plans, Dean admits he’d like to take a break from all the renovating and gardening so he can paint year round. “We just can’t seem to stop scheming. Just like in art, there’s always room for improvement.” — Patricia Robertson

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Vancouver sculptor wins Audain Prize Sculptor Liz Magor, an artist whose work consistently challenges interpretation and intellect, has been awarded the 6th annual Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts. Awarded by the Vancouver Art Gallery and funded by the Audain Foundation, the $30,000 prize is given each year to an outstanding British Columbia artist. Over a 30-year career, Magor has shown across Canada and internationally, including participation in the Venice Biennale and Documenta, exploring form, material, and meaning. Handformed objects in a multitude of media take on layers of story and context in each of her complex installations. Simon Fraser University builds Woodwards excitement With an announcement in early April, Simon Fraser University ratcheted up the buzz on its eagerly awaited new downtown Vancouver location. Built on the site of the historic Woodwards Department Store on West Hastings, the new School for Contemporary Arts will open its doors in January 2010. To get ready, the school has already scheduled a lineup of arts programs to fill its public spaces, including an inaugural performance written and directed by Canadian theatre guru Robert Lepage (see the schedule at sfuwoodwards. ca). Designed by Henriquez Partners, the School is part

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First Look: Birthe Piontek

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erman-born photographer Birthe Piontek is always looking for the individual — people who leave the beaten path in their quest for selfdiscovery. She’s a fan of oddball film director David Lynch, whose TV series Twin Peaks influenced her recent Idea of the North portfolio. “I’m drawn to the quirky, interesting odd characters that are at the end of the road,� she Top: Birthe Piontek, Front says. “I also love the atmosphere Lynch Yard, c-print, 20" x 20", 2008. creates. It’s the whole idea of telling From the Yukon series stories and creating atmospheres — of The Idea of North. giving little hints instead of telling the ABOVE: Artist Birthe Piontek. whole thing.� Some of her first work inspired by Canada (Piontek moved to Vancouver in 2005), Idea of the North was created in the Yukon while she was in residence at Dawson’s Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. In the pictures, she captures an old man with overgrown mutton-chop sideburns and bristling eyebrows, a dog sitting on a wooden box clearly stained with territorial markings, an androgynous young man dressed in a pinstriped suit with magenta hair, a rough wooden stairway leading to the door of a dwelling lit up at night with two simple strands of Christmas lights, a section of animal hide, stretched out to dry, still pink and blood-specked, and a junkyard of discarded appliances sitting in the snow, set against an overcast sky and mountainside. Represented by a handful of galleries outside Canada, including Charles Guice in Berkeley, California, and Jen Bekman in New York, Piontek has shot editorial photography for major Canadian and international magazines, and has exhibited throughout Germany, and had a few U.S. shows. It’s just the beginning. “Lots of good things have happened,� she says. “I’m proud of what I achieved but I’m always aware of things I want to accomplish. The recognition encourages me to stick to it.� — Beverly Cramp




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of a larger, Woodwards-site community development, and will house undergraduate programs in fine and performing arts, as well as multiple theatre, performance, and gallery spaces.

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McKeough, Smith among 2009 GG winners Vancouver painter Gordon Smith and Calgary-based installation artist Rita McKeough are among this year’s nine honourees for one of Canada’s most prestigious visual arts prizes. The Governor General’s Visual and Media Arts Awards were announced March 24 in Ottawa. Valued at $25,000 each, they’re awarded annually to recognize career Gordon Smith, Wet Night, oil on canvas, 1953, 27.5" X 33". Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, T. Eaton Co. Picture Purchase Fund.

Artist Rita McKeough, awarded a 2009 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

achievement. Originally from England, Gordon Smith won first prize in the National Gallery of Canada's biennial of Canadian art in 1955, launching him as one of Canada’s leading modernist painters. Now at 90, he continues to go into the studio every day, and has established a legacy of commitment to educating young people about art. A founding patron of the Artists for Kids Foundation, he taught at the Vancouver School of Art, and became Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Fine Arts in 1982. In 2007, he was awarded an Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts. Though distinctly modern in style, Smith’s painting is

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first impressions also significant to a mid-20th century B.C. influence, one that bridged a gap between earlier landscapes and later abstracts. At the same time, his work has changed continuously, creating an exciting and ever-evolving body of work. Over 30 years, Rita McKeough has created work that is grounded in collaboration, performance, and a raucous engagement with the public. Often centring on themes of displacement, domestic abuse, the demolition of built environments, and ecological emergency, her installations and performances are complex, layered, and immersive. She has participated in solo and group shows at public galleries, museums, and artistrun centres across Canada, and has taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. She’s currently on the faculty of the Alberta College of Art and Design. New hires happening The MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina has just made a great hire, with the appointment of Stuart Reid to the position of Executive Director. A curator and writer originally from Scotland, since 2001 he has been Director and Curator of the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery in Owen Sound, Ontario, a small collecting gallery with a strong commitment to the collection and exhibition of both historical and contemporary Canadian art. Reid is currently President of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Galleries Association, and sits on the exhibitions committee of Toronto’s Textile Museum of Canada. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria also welcomes a new Director and CEO – John Laughlin Tupper, most recently

the Director of the Confederation Arts Centre in Charlottetown. An artist and grad of the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, Tupper has directed Canadian galleries including Winnipeg’s Plug-In and the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre. Over in Vancouver, the recently opened Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art has appointed former Glenbow Museum CEO Michael Robinson as CEO. As part of the role, Robinson has been appointed Director of the Bill Reid Foundation, created in 1999 to preserve the work and legacy of seminal Northwest Coast artist and master carver Bill Reid. The Winnipeg Art Gallery will keep a champion of Manitoba art and artists in the ranks with the appointment of Helen Delacretaz as Chief Curator. Beginning at the WAG in 1998, she has worked her way up to, most recently, Head of Exhibitions and Public Programs, bringing in popular international touring exhibitions and promoting the work of talented locals. Saskatoon’s Mendel Gallery gets ready to move The Board of Directors of the Mendel Gallery in Saskatoon has made the first move toward a complete revitalization of the Gallery, throwing in a proposed name change while they’re at it. In early April they announced the intention to move to the city’s new River Landing development, on the south bank of the South Saskatchwan River, creating a new cultural district adjacent to the city’s new Persephone Theatre. With a proposed price tag of $55 million, the Gallery is currently seeking Federal funding to complement committed funds already in place from the province and the city of Continued on page 17 Galleries West Summer 2009 15

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Mary Bradshaw, Gallery Director, Yukon Arts Centre


riginally from Tofino on Vancouver Island, Mary Bradshaw has worked in the Yukon arts community since 2004. After a stint coordinating the Odd Gallery for the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Bradshaw returned to the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse as Acting Curator. When the Centre re-envisioned that role as Director, Bradshaw was hired. Now, she’s seeking curators to collaborate on shows for the only Class A gallery north of 60. Galleries West: How would these collaborations work? Mary Bradshaw: I see us collaborating when it comes to the educational programming, catalogue production and so on. With the choice of artists, the curators will have their artistic freedom. GW: What curatorial interests does the Yukon Arts Centre have? MB: We’d like to explore many areas including contemporary craft, new media, storytelling, connections between the three territories and possibly artists from other circumpolar countries. GW: How will this curatorial practice bring national and international artists to the Yukon? MB: Curators have links and knowledge of their own regional art scenes, as well as more widely in their fields of interest. We’ll utilize these to bring in artists we might not have had access to or even known. GW: How will the program promote the work of Yukon artists outside the region? MB: Each curator will spend time here. Every show has to incor16 Galleries West Summer 2009

Mary Bradshaw, director of porate Yukon talent, so it will be the the gallery at the curators’ job to get out and meet Yukon Yukon Arts Centre. artists. GW: What other results do you hope to get from these shows? MB: It’s my sincere hope that this will give Yukon artists the chance to see their work in the context of national work, and in turn to build a wider awareness of Yukon art. GW: How do you see the role of Northern art in the wider contemporary arts scene? MB: The North is an important part of the Canadian identity, so northern art will always have a role and place on the Canadian art scene. But what is ‘Northern Art’? I think when southern Canadians picture Northern art, they think of the amazing work coming out of the Eastern Arctic. (Sobey Award winner) Annie Pootoogook is the shining example, along with the more traditional Inuit printmakers and carvers. I don’t think people have a sense of the art scene in the Yukon. We have an amazing range and variety of work: from contemporary painting to Doug Smarch Jr.’s film installations, to exquisite fine craft, animation, performance, and traditional carving. The Yukon’s diversity is a testament to the strength of our art community but it also makes us very hard to define. There isn’t a readily available ‘Yukon Style.’ I hope that is what will make it exciting for visiting curators. — Nicole Bauberger

first impressions Saskatoon. The idea behind the River Landing project, which will include some residential buildings, as well as dining, retail, and greenspace, is to create a cultural destination that will boost traffic to the Gallery substantially, helping to offset the cost of a purpose-built project. The Mendel had already outgrown its current location, and discussions had been ongoing about whether to renovate the existing building, or to move. Mendel Executive Director Vincent Varga says that the original expansion plan, developed in 2001, had already become insufficient for the Gallery’s growth. As part of this move forward, the Gallery will be renamed The Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, maintaining the current name with a Mendel Gallery inside the new building. The Gallery was originally named for its benefactor, local meatpacking magnate and art collector Fred Mendel. Nanaimo plans huge Hughes celebration While recently clearing what remained of the historical Malaspina Hotel for a downtown revitalization project in Nanaimo, B.C., workmen uncovered a piece of Canadian art history. Painted in 1938 as a wall mural, E.J. Hughes’s Lieutenant Malaspina Sketch-

ing the Malaspina Gallery was once again brought to light. An early and treasured example of Hughes’s illustrative work, the City of Nanaimo decided to preserve and restore the mural, making a place for it in the new Port of Nanaimo Centre. To celebrate the restored mural’s unveiling, the Art Gallery of Nanaimo will mark Hughes’s life and work with a cultural event kicking off May 14, and including screenings of a documentary about Hughes and the mural, an exhibition of work from the Gallery’s collection, and a historical and art historical symposium on the work, and on Vancouver Island at the time of Malaspina. One of the most renowned painters to have lived and worked on Vancouver Island, E.J. Hughes documented, with a highly stylized realism, the most beloved aspects of life on the island. His depictions of local customs and landscapes — the fishing boats and arbutus trees, rain forests and coastal towns — brought him wide recognition.The Vancouver Art Gallery, which holds the largest public collection of Hughes’s work, exhibited more than one retrospective of his work in the 70 years that he painted before he passed away in 2007. E.J. Hughes, View of Shawnigan Lake, watercolour, 2004.

Donald Woodman, The Rodeo and the West #23, c.1980. Copyright Donald Woodman

The Rodeo and The West Photographs by Donald Woodman Gallery Without Walls: Celebrating 50 years, Calgary Allied Arts Foundation Selected works from the Calgary Civic Art Collection including artists such as Ted Godwin, Illingworth Kerr, Alex Janvier and Marion Nicoll. The Cowboy and The Spaceman Video by Colin K. Patrick

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

Toronto-based sculptor and installation artist Allyson Mitchell brings her show Ladies Sasquatch to the Winnipeg Art Gallery May 30 to August 16. It’s a startling amalgamation of feminism and fun fur. Working mainly with found textiles and folksy craft techniques, she’s set up a free-standing set of wild women. Curator Carla Garnet describes them as symbolizing “the mythical feminine as PHOTO: CAT O NEIL.

something not easily captured or domesticated.” . LEFT: Allyson Mitchell, Midge, 2005.

DIANA BURGOYNE AND ROBIN RIPLEY artist index Allyson Mitchell ...........20 Diana Burgoyne / Robin Ripley ..........................20 Silke Otto-Knapp .........22 John H. Burrow ...........22 Michael Cameron ........22 David Hannan..............24 Marleen Vermeulen .....25 Harry Steen .................25 Weiming Zhao . ...........25 Drawn 2009 ................26 Mary Anne Barkhouse .27 Lorenzo Dupuis ...........27 Koshashin ....................28

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Interface/Interfacing, July 14 to September 5, Numen Gallery, Vancouver

‘Electronic folk art’ is a guiding principle behind new media artist Diana Burgoyne’s work. She uses materials that are inexpensive and accessible, exploring relationships between people and technology, and assembling installations that have a ‘home-made’ quality in their electronic components. She does it to make the work less intimidating, and more human. Burgoyne developed her ideas as a student, when a new music composer presented her class with a Casio board, worth about $10, describing it as the electronic folk instrument of our culture. “I took what he was saying into my own practice and began buying my materials from Radio Shack,” she says. “The materials I use can also be learned easily, either through the Internet or from Radio Shack itself.” The Interface/Interfacing exhibition at Numen Gallery is a collaboration between Burgoyne and long-time art studio partner Robin Ripley. The playful installation consists of a sewing needle drawn along a thread suspended along the gallery wall. As the needle moves it comes into contact with a series of thimbles below the suspended thread. A hand-made amplifier circuit, visible to the eye, is connected to the thimbles so when the needle touches a thimble, the sound is loudly heard. There are two special thimbles placed closely together and when either is struck by the needle, it flips a switch on another circuit that plays pre-recorded sounds. — Beverly Cramp

Chris Millar ..................28

Robin Ripley and Diana Burgoyne, Interface/

Louise Cook .................28

Interfacing, installation detail: sewing no-

Barbara Heller..............28

tions and electronics, 2009.

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previews and profiles SILKE OTTO-KNAPP ALBERTA: Standing anywhere in the space in a relaxed position, July 25 to September 27, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff

At first glance, Silke Otto-Knapp’s watercolour paintings of ballet and contemporary dancers appear less complex than they really are. If fact her work — shown internationally at galleries including the Tate Britain and Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts — is layered with multiple conceptual and experimental elements. German-born but living and working in London, Otto-Knapp applies thin layers of watercolour paint to her canvases, exploring dance and the body. Her luminous metallic figures appear to float in tightly constrained compositions establishing a critical dialogue between the body and the space around it, says Kitty Scott, Visual Arts director and interim senior curator at the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre. “It’s that relationship to space and the body that she is really interested in. She wants to distinguish the body from space and at the same time keep them as linked and united as possible,” Scott says. Otto-Knapp achieves her fluid representations of the body through meticulous research and observation. “They’re not spontaneous paintings,” Scott adds. “They’re conceptualized and thought through,” Scott says. As part of this summer show, the gallery will present Otto-Knapp’s work — some of which was created at The Banff Centre during a 2008 residency — in a way that involves viewers, and reminds them of their own physical presence in the space that surrounds them. — Rob Alexander


John Burrow, Sugar

ALBERTA: August 6 to 31, Art Beat Gallery, St. Albert

Lake, oil on canvas, 2008, 11" X 14".

Silke Otto-Knapp, Figure

Though John H. Burrow, a former advertising illustrator, moves easily between many different styles, most of his work focuses on rich impressionistic florals and bright, whimsical folk art scenes. Regardless of what he’s painting, including classic landscapes, his work connects directly to his love of the land and the outdoors, and the combination of two elements: light and shape. “I like things that show character, usually by being out of the norm of geometric shapes or straight lines, things that have a twist to them,” says Burrow, who lives in the Shuswap Lake region. “Showing a definition of character in the design, and the way the lighting is on the subject, are probably the two most important things in my compositions.” Before he puts his oil paint — which he describes as having a “rich, buttery flow” — on the canvas, Burrow turns to his sketchbook. “I have some old-fashioned standards,” he adds. “One of them would be do a good drawing and plan it out thoroughly before I begin painting.” — Rob Alexander

(bending), watercolour and

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gouache on canvas, 2007.

lery, Yellowknife; Westlands Art Gallery, Cochrane, AB; Picture This!, Sherwood Park, AB.

Dogs in various forms streak through the paintings of Michael Cameron. They also gaze, fly, howl, and unhinge their jaws. In a solo show, Intermediary, at the Art Gallery of Calgary April 24 to June 27, Cameron presents a range of canines against abstract but recognizable backgrounds — the eye goes directly to the dogs. LEFT: Michael Cameron, y5y2, oil on canvas, 2009. Courtesy of Skew Gallery.

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DAVID HANNAN MANITOBA: Faunamorphic, July 3 to August 15, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon

By Diane Nelson

and arranged them in a delicate stack. “The deer heads especially caught my imagination — there’s corrosion on the outside but then there’s the idea of these little green sprigs on the inside,” says Faunamorphic curator Jenny Western of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon. “They’re artificial — they’re not real — but you get that sense of outer decay/inner growth.” Hannan also continues to examine whether his ‘Métis-ness’ is real or artificial He asks whether he, as an Aboriginal person who’s spent his entire life in cities — Ottawa, Bangkok and Toronto — can forge a meaningful connection to his cultural past without having experienced rural life, and whether or not traditional Métis history is disappearing. He wonders if that history is preserved in the hearts and minds of those who pay tribute to the old ways, yet embrace the changes that come with urban encroachment. Hannan’s search for answers is ongoing, and his work is a reflection of that inner conflict. “That’s one reason why I’ve used those particular animals, including the wolf now — I think it’s because of the idea of the wolf being a teacher,” Hannan says. There’s a strong sense of contradiction, evident in many of Hannan’s pieces. Some of his earlier works, such as the 2007 sculpture Hunt and the Hunted, involve cascading creatures. “Are they falling or is this a distress call?” Hannan wonders. The show’s eponymous work, Faunamorphic, is a truncated, sculpted haunch, draped on a pole — Hannan says it’s not so much stuck there as trying to stay on the pole. The contradictions, and the idea of one thing morphing into another ties into what Hannan perceives as the Metis’ search for a place to belong. “Some of my earlier paintings often depicted Métis history, and family members becoming distressed animals,” he says. “But are they animals changing into people, or people turning into animals?” LEFT: David Hannan, Faunamorphic, polymerized gypsum, steel, foam, wood, 2009, 42"x 17" 12" on 8' pole. BELOW: David Hannan, Pile (detail), polymerized gypsum, model railroad tree, 2009, 48" x 36" x 24"

The pieces in Faunamorphic are bold and dramatic. Some are contorted, others are distorted. The well-toned thighs of a wolf elegantly, almost lazily entwine upward, slowly evolving into … something not quite animal and not quite human, possibly alien, a creature out of step and out of place. Métis artist David Hannan isn’t entirely sure what it is, though he knows it’s an exploration of his traditional heritage, from the perspective of his urban sensibility. With this, and his earlier work, the Toronto-based sculptor and painter has been attempting to find some answers. “This is the first time I’ve used wolves,” he says. “I usually use deer and coyotes, which are animals that you can find in Toronto.” But his animals are rarely whole. Hannan splits them into pieces, as if an examination of separate elements might lead to insight. Sculpted as isolated limbs or bits of bodies, such as Untitled, 2004 and Untitled, 2009, they reference vulnerability, displayed as lone items or sometimes as collectives. “I like piles,” Hannan says. “I see them all around me. There are piles of bricks, piles of dirt in the laneway. My mother used to make piles of my work all the time.” For Pile, 2009, Hannan used taxidermy deer-head forms, artificially aged them 24 Galleries West Summer 2009

previews and profiles MARLEEN VERMEULEN BRITISH COLUMBIA: New Works, May 27 to June 11, Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver

A funny thing happened to Marleen Vermeulen when she moved to the West Coast 15 years ago. The Dutch-trained artist, who had been painting small abstracts, began instead to create large impressionist paintings from her studio on the Sunshine Coast. Vermeulen’s new environment, so unlike anything she had encountered in densely populated Holland, led her to want more ‘shape’ in her art. “I was blown away and inspired by the space around me,” she says. “I felt I had been thrown here in the middle of nowhere. I had to re-invent myself and I embraced it fully.” The new paintings started with figurative works, but soon gravitated to the seascapes and landscapes that Vermeulen encountered around her. Her palette became dominated by earth tones, with blues and grays in seascapes, and ochre and greens in forest landscapes. She describes it as “a very West Coast palette.” Vermeulen also works with strong textures, the contrast between smooth and textured brushstrokes adding depth. The size of her oil and canvas works also distinguish them. The 11 new paintings at Kurbatoff Art Gallery this summer range from 6 feet by 4 feet, Marleen Vermeulen, Spirit to square canvases of 4 feet by 4 feet. of the Forest, oil on canvas, — Beverly Cramp Represented by: Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver B.C.

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The tiny, vibrant Trianon Gallery in Lethbridge opens a two-month show May 2 that brings together 12 Calgary artists – emerging, mid-career and established. Artist / curators Christine Cheung, Kim Neudorf and Jane McQuitty have gathered together early works from each artist, mixing media, comparing and connecting. Artists include Chris Cran, David Foy and Jennifer Saleik, Harry Steen, John Will, Marcia Harris, Mary Scott, and Susan Menzies. ABOVE: Harry Steen, Girl with Chair, oil on canvas, 2008, 38" X 46".

WEIMING ZHAO MANITOBA: Capturing a Fleeting Moment, May 28 to June 13, Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg

There’s a softness and peace that fills Weiming Zhao’s canvases that almost feels like an exhalation, sinking into the safety and beauty of nature. The sense of tranquility in his paintings takes on a greater meaning, underscored by the story of his journey to find those beautiful settings. Growing up in remote northwestern China, at the height of the Cultural Revolution, drawing and painting were an escape for Zhao, who taught himself how to read and speak English, and taught it to others. The language brought him to Canada, where he studied at Brandon University in Manitoba. After five years in Canada, he returned to China for his family, and they’ve since settled in Brandon. In 2003, after three decades without art, he picked up his brushes again, and has since produced a portfolio of more than 1000 paintings. It may not have occurred to Zhao to paint anything but the landscapes and wildlife of the eastern prairies, and the parks of his small Manitoba city — the Weiming Zhao, Assiniboine settings provide an endless source of joy and inspiration to him. — Jill Sawyer Park Foot Bridge, oil on canvas, Represented by: Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg

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DRAWN 2009 BRITISH COLUMBIA: July 18 to August 8, various venues, Vancouver

By Beverly Cramp

“Drawing is really important and should be recognized in and of itself,” says Vancouver-based curator and art history professor Lynn Ruscheinsky. “For a long time, drawing was considered something done by artists as a planning activity for paintings, sculpture and other larger artworks. But drawing is gradually being accepted as an important art form.” Ruscheinsky is one of the co-founders of Drawn, the new Vancouver festival of drawing which will make its debut this summer. She’s working with Robert Kardosh, curator at the Marion Scott Gallery, on a program of multi-venue shows, public events, artist talks, symposia and family programs to showcase the medium of drawing. By springtime, the co-founders had substantial parts of the festival underway — they had signed three public art galleries and more than a dozen Vancouver commercial galleries to show drawing exhibitions. The drawings of legendary B.C. artist Bert Binning, and modernist David Milne will be at the Burnaby Art Gallery. The Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery at the University of British Columbia will host a drawing collaboration between two conceptual artists, including rising international star Brian Jungen. Twenty drawings from Dutch masters will be showcased at the Vancouver Art Gallery, along with drawings by Emily Carr and Jack Shadbolt. The festival will also include a performative drawing event in Gastown, combining music, graffiti and acts of drawing by a large group of artists. Kardosh and Ruscheinsky are still in the planning stages on a few other ideas — a new award for drawing that will be similar to the RBC Painting competition for emerging Canadian artists, and a Children’s Drawing Network in North Vancouver, both of which they hope to have in place by next year. Pulling it all together is an ambitious undertaking, and Ruscheinsky points to Toronto’s Contact photography festival as a model for Drawn. “They now have over 150 venues for viewing photographs,” she says. “Vancouver may eventually reach that size.” She hopes that eventually the festival will include visits to artists’ studios. “Most of us have drawn as children, and this medium is more accessible than others,” she adds. “If we can get more people to come out to our festival, then we can introduce them to the greater art world too.” Galleries confirmed for Drawn include Bau-xi Gallery, Diane Farris Gallery, Douglas Udell Gallery, Elliott Louis Gallery, Equinox Gallery, Gallery Jones, Jeffrey Boone Gallery, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Marion Scott Gallery, Monte Clark Gallery, Petley Jones Gallery, Winsor Gallery, the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Opening night will be at the Roundhouse community arts centre in Yaletown on July 17, and the festival will continue until August 8. LEFT: Brian Boulton, Untitled, graphite and pastel pencil on paper, 2008. At Winsor Gallery. RIGHT: Shuvinai Ashoona, No Polutions Please, pencil crayon and ink on paper, 2007, 25.5" X 19.75". At Marion Scott Gallery. BELOW: Ann Kipling, Summer Landscape Drawings, permanent pen on paper, 2008. At Douglas Udell Gallery.

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previews and profiles MARY ANNE BARKHOUSE


SASKATCHEWAN: Boreal Baroque, The Mendel Art Gallery, April 17 to June 7, Saskatoon

“There’s an underlying humour to Mary Anne Barkhouse’s work,� says Linda Jansma, curator at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario. “She’s bringing nature back into the living room.� Barkhouse’s travelling Boreal Baroque exhibition, whose only Western Canadian Mary Ann Barkhouse, Boreal Bastop is at the Mendel Art Gallery in roque, installation view. Image: Saskatoon, contrasts the opulence of the Robert Mclaughlin Gallery. Louis 14th period with an animal theme. Bats sleep upside down on elaborate chandeliers, a fox lingers on a chaise longue and beavers consort on a three-sectioned gossip chair. An artist and environmentalist, Barkhouse lives in Haliburton, Ontario, just south of Algonquin Park, where she finds her inspiration. “The works in Boreal Baroque are very much a result of the colours I see out my back window,� she says. “Back in the woods, it often reminded me of upholstery...the rocks covered in moss have a definite plush upholstered look, as do the trees covered in snow. So from that, it was a quick connection to the forest as a living space for all of these different species, and then situating them on suitably fabulous furniture.� While the tone may be impish, Barkhouse’s green message packs a deft political punch as she artfully forges the connection between our fragile ecosystem, and the resources we plunder from it. — Patricia Robertson

SASKATCHEWAN: Recent Work, April 18 to May 14, The Gallery / Art Placement, Saskatoon

Saskatoon painter Lorenzo Dupuis started working with crowd scenes and portraits about a year and a half ago. Prior to that shift, the veteran artist concerned himself primarily with landscapes and the occasional still life. “I use a small digital camera to capture moments of life at markets, in malls and on streets during different types of weather,� Dupuis explains. “I’m attracted by faces and gestures that say something about people, possibly about what they’re thinking and feeling.� Dupuis’ new works — Market Vendor, Market - Selling Pumpkins and Market Gathering embody an earthy prairie sensibility that reflects Saskatchewan’s agricultural roots. The social and cultural importance of market day to locals is reflected in the intensity of focus of the market vendors as they sell their wares. Dupuis lists among his influences the Dutch masters — his market subjects are rich, colourful and dynamic, with an emphasis on emotionality reflected in the layered brushwork. “One of my favourite 17th century Dutch painters is Frans Hals,� Dupuis says. “His portraits speak deeply about his subjects. His use of paint is incredible. I love his quick fresh marks. As well as being descriptive, they tell us something about the artist.� — Patricia Robertson Represented by: The Gallery / Art Placement, Saskatoon; Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton; Newzones Gallery, Calgary Lorenzo Dupuis, Market Gathering, acrylic on panel, 19" X 24".

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previews and profiles CHRIS MILLAR ALBERTA: Simon & Farfenougan & Hunter, opens mid-June, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary

Over the past few years, Calgary-based artist Chris Millar has become known for a series of meticulously rendered, narrative-intense paintings which, at first glance, could be called “comic book style.” They invite the viewer to get close, read thought and dialogue bubbles, follow the stories of pop cultural dissipation that unfold across his canvases. Superheroes, characters from Star Wars and Star Trek, mingle with the masses and live their messy lives in detail — it’s wildly illustrative and engaging work. This summer, Millar brings the same imagination to an installation show with a multi-layered backstory. Simon & Farfenougan & Hunter creates a tale of lost record albums, abduction, and obscure folk stylings. He brings to the project, which includes audio, text, and found and created objects, his usual obsessiveness, building a world of evidence to support his narrative. Originally from Claresholm, Alberta, Millar has participated in the 2008 Thick and Thin show at the Glenbow Museum, and was chosen for the 2005 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff and the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton. — Jill Sawyer Represented by: TrépanierBaer, Calgaryj25 The Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton captures one of the most important periods in Japanese history with its exhibition Koshashin April

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LOUISE COOK SASKATCHEWAN: May 29 to June 20, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina

Sodbusters share a fierce connection to the land. While some farm it and others experience it on snowpacked sled trails, Louise Cook preLouise Cook, A Day’s Hike, oil on fers to paint it. Her family’s farm canvas, 30"x60". near Spruce Home, Saskatchewan provided the first setting for Cook’s grassroots aesthetic. For 35 years, the Saskatoon-based artist has been joyfully depicting the rolling hills, vast prairies and verdant coulees of her home province. A Day’s Hike portrays a lovely area near Hanson Lake. “My husband likes to fish for trout and I paint,” Cook says about the area. “I’m so inspired by the corduroy-like landscape where the lakes are deep. I love the fall colours, the odd swamp lake, dead trees and odd land forms in this place.” She adds that she much prefers to paint outdoors. “I just love the immediacy of plein air. You are right there. It’s just like having a conversation across the table.” While Cook has travelled extensively and recently sought out rich subject matter in Ontario’s fall landscape, she finds herself returning to the lush Prairies for creative solace. “It resonates. It has a magnetic connection for me. This is where I find some kind of absolute eureka.” — Patricia Robertson

Years ago, a teacher told Barbara Heller, one of Canada’s premier fibre artists, that she had to look for her own “authentic personal image” — something that appealed at a visceral level and that would form the core of her art. “One of my APIs is dead birds,” she says. “It started when I noticed a cat that killed birds and left their dead bodies everywhere. I began to make these tapestries of dead birds as a way of honouring the birds. At the same time, the first Gulf War was underway and my dead bird tapestries became anti-war tapestries. The process was really about finding something I have passion for, and trying to work that into universal themes.” Heller’s latest pictorial tapestries at the Elliot Louis Gallery continue the concept. There will be three pieces based on a dead seagull she stumbled across on Granville Island in Vancouver, where she opened a fibre art studio in 1979. Heller’s large tapestries take many months to complete — her latest are idea-based, while also being powerful generators of emotion. “This show is a cerebral body of work,” she adds. “ It’s more bright and colourful than what I’ve done before.” — Beverly Cramp Represented by: Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver

Represented by: Assiniboia Gallery, Regina; The Gallery-Art Placement, Saskatoon;

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Wallace Galleries, Calgary

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What we saw at exhibitions in the West creeping absurdity of a yoga ball abandoned in a capacious room. The lighting is ethereal, imbuing print, 2006, 24” X 36”. each emptied room with some tint of pathos. CD cases, plastic toys, crayon scribbles on walls, all ripple through the photographs like a wake from the homeowner’s passage. More dramatic are the large photos of Terris’s previous architectural installations, such as Bridge, a work that recalls traditional Japanese spans, and literally bridged Terris’s own backyard with the yard of his neighbor. But gallery walls can only deliver photographic keepsakes (impressive though they are, in scale and execution). Terris’s determined exaggerations of banal city elements, his fantasies on urban themes, live only for a stretch of time. The photographs become partly archival pieces, concessions to the temporary nature of a deviance from “standard” plumbing or city-planned grid systems. Terris is in the business of both building and destroying, whether he’s at work as a contractor in a suburban bungalow, or weaving through his opening at the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery. But his art, which speaks so strongly to the mania of decor, the ruthlessness of real estate markets, and the determinateness of architecture, deserves some lasting place. That said, such permanence might defeat the purpose. Reece Terris, Bridge (Backyard View), Chromogenic

REECE TERRIS When: February 5 to April 15, 2009 Where: Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Reviewed by: Michael Harris

An artist is always double. There’s the person who is the “author” or “painter” or “violinist” — the person who commits the act of art-making, about whom we develop a fantastical biography by patching together clues from the work; and then there’s the person proper, the man who pays taxes, walks his dog, is allergic to peanuts. Reece Terris, though, has gone a long way to reconciling his doubleness. A contractor by day, he remodels homes in the Vancouver area — tearing out rosecoloured bathtubs and stripping mouldering Formica. Occasionally, these castoffs of rapacious remodeling find their way to his studio, where Terris the Contractor morphs into Terris the Artist. He has spent years there constructing Ought Apartment, a six-story tower for the Vancouver Art Gallery’s rotunda installed for this summer — it will be the heaviest (if not the largest) work the gallery has ever shown. Each floor replicates a vintage apartment, from the 1950s to the present time, with each story belonging to a successive decade. The work, monumental in form and conception, is a collage, essentially, of the past half-century’s race through ephemeral built environments. At the Jennifer Kostuik gallery, nine progress shots were displayed this spring (42” square C-prints in editions of two). The photos stand in for the work, so the value of his art is perhaps enigmatic — his profile isn’t as high as it might artist index be if his sculptural interventions could Reece Terris ..................................30 be more easily purchased and buyers Sheila Spence...............................30 didn’t need to content themselves Anything But Ordinary .................32 with photos that are, in the end, Lou Lynn ......................................32 souvenirs of a larger experience. Peter von Tiesenhausen................34 Still, these progress shots have Tim Schouten...............................34 their beauty. Terris focuses on the In Essence….................................36 interiors of mid-renovation homes, emptied of valuables, furniture and George Littlechild ........................36 people, but scattered with the detritus For more exclusive exhibition reviews go to: of leave-taking — the melancholy of a picture hook on a naked wall, or the 30 Galleries West Summer 2009

SHEILA SPENCE Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

Pictures of Me November 13, 2008 to February 15, 2009 Winnipeg Art Gallery Stacey Abramson

The simplicity of a black and white portrait lends itself to reflection on human emotion and expression. If executed with great care and passion, the camera captures intimate details, bringing them into the image, and then to the viewer. Winnipeg photographer, activist and artist Sheila Spence has spent two decades capturing the subtleties of the human character — photographing friends and family in stark black and white. Curated by Mary Reid, Pictures of Me is a retrospective examination of Spence’s work, including her portraits and several other series that get at the connection between the camera shutter and emotional expression. The silent breath of the gallery magically lends itself to the power of Spence’s

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Reviews work, emphasizing the beauty of her subjects, the talent found in each frame, and the small clues and signifiers that each photograph gives off about the subject. Spence has photographed friends, family and members of the local art community. But despite the personal nature of the artist’s connections to her subjects, the confidence and sheer beauty in images such as Suzie, 2007, or the strong grace of Gerry, 1985, give viewers the pleasure of admiring personalities that are communicated solely through the camera’s lens. The Winnipeg Art Gallery has included Spence’s photographs of the city’s West Broadway neighbourhood in this exhibition. Spence lived in the neighbourhood in the late 1990s and was interested in photographing its diverse community, particularly its youth with an honest realism that can confront the viewer in any number of ways. It is the total honesty in Spence’s photographs that make her the beloved photographer that she is in the Winnipeg art community. She has no need to Photoshop or to ask her subjects to put on a pose. She sets a tone of ease for her subjects and viewers, allowing for a reciprocal emotional relationship that is full of the breadth Jamesie Pitseolak, Smoking Gun, serpentine, antler. of human emotion.

ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

Contemporary Inuit Art Through August 2009 Inuit Art Gallery, Vancouver Beverly Cramp

Among the stone carvings of bears, birds, whales and other Arctic animals at the Inuit Art Gallery in Vancouver, are works that reflect a less traditional Northern life. Contemporary pieces by Mosesee Pootoogook, Isaaci Etidloie, Jamesie Pitseolak and Johnny Manning reveal a new sensibility shaped by access to computers, the Internet, and television. This is their experience of living in the north, one more separated from the landscape and wildlife than the lives their parents had there. It includes TV imagery from California lifestyles, western icons like Elvis Presley, popular culture, guns and violence. Dramatic changes in Inuit life, the rapid transfer from a nomadic life to settlement, surrounded by the props and images of a modern life, create a sense of the surreal. This new contemporary work is vibrant, if troubling at times, and much of the work is made to display a double meaning. Jamesie Pitseolak’s Smoking Gun, carved from serpentine and antler, is an old-fashioned handgun with a pipe sticking out of the barrel. The work combines a traditional Inuit activity — pipe-smoking — with a play on English wording. The Gymnast, a serpentine and antler carving by Isaaci Etidloie, could be an Inuit athlete, from the tradition of Inuit games, or a version of a modern gymnast. The Inuit Art Gallery will keep these contemporary works, all carved by artists between the ages of 32 and 41, on display through the summer. They give an immediate, modern context to the more traditional work in the gallery. 32 Galleries West Summer 2009

LOU LYNN Exhibition: Where: When: Reviewed by:

Retro-active The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, B.C. March 19 to May 24, 2009 Bettina Matzkuhn

Do you remember the awkwardness of holding an unfamiliar tool in your hand? Wondering how much pressure to exert, and how to make it work properly? Lou Lynn’s mid-career retrospective Retro-active evokes both a physical and conceptual unfamiliarity. Her glass and metal sculptures are markedly not functional, yet they imply a purpose. Such esoteric shapes — suggestions of blades, hooks, and funnels — conjure the other materials they might be used to carve, gather or measure. The exhibition spans the years from 1992 until the present. The early works are cast glass with a variety of surfaces, or industrial glass set in cast aluminum forms. The more recent work, such as Scorp (2007) combine blown or cast glass handles attached to cast bronze forms. Tools as Artifacts (2008) is a collection of almost 40 smaller, hand-size tools — at once familiar yet mysterious. A handle sprouts a skewed glass corkscrew, or an ominous bronze hook below a small loop. Lynn spares no detail — tiny rivets are suggested in some forms. The illusion of manufacture reinforces an uncanny credibility. Creating each implement requires multiple technical processes. Lynn sculpts each out of wax, complete with areas of texture. She imagines and draws the kind of glass handle to fit, either casting the glass and treating the surface herself or commissioning a glass blower to produce the handle. A foundry then casts the bronze and another person prepares the individual mounts. Lynn is the premier performer in a chamber ensemble that plays metal and glass. Lynn insists on the integrity of her materials — no colour is introduced into the glass , and nothing masks the inherent colour of the bronze. This unembellished, material honesty ensures the objects are not disguised, so the form becomes paramount. The surfaces are also compelling — the glass can be luminous green on the polished edges or like ice, hinting at rapid transformation. The bronze is dark and glowing, heavy, yet full of delicate texture. Lynn’s work germinates from a personal collection of old tools, bolts, knobs, nozzles, and propellers gleaned from abandoned work sites, flea markets and garage sales. While she evokes a universe apart from the mania around efficiency, this work is not about nostalgia. Rather she describes the grand flow of cultural evolution, our capacity to forget skills and processes within one generation. But out of loss comes new invention and speculation and she prods her viewers to excavate and sift for possible meanings. Lou Lynn, Tools as Retro-active will travel to the Grand Forks Artifacts (five of 38 Art Gallery (June 13-August 15, 2009) and the components), glass and Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery (September bronze, 2007. 10 – October 25, 2009).

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Reviews cupation with the land and the environment, was another photo etching, Full Circle. With his ashes on board, 2009. homesteader knack for bent willow, the artist photographed a large intertwined circle of willow branches he had made and then installed high in the bush. Now, covered with snow, it was not hard to imagine some allusion to suffering and adversity in the image with its Christian-style ‘crown of thorns’ made of willow. Whatever its intent, the picture struck a nerve in this soulful exhibition, with its suggestion that this is an artist who has come full circle in his practice. Peter von Tiesenhausen, Prairie Sky, mud, tar, and

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PETER VON TIESENHAUSEN Exhibition: When: Where: Reviewed by:

Mud, Tar and Ashes February 5 to 11, 2009 Willock & Sax Gallery, Banff Mary-Beth Laviolette

Spanning a dozen years of Peter von Tiesenhausen’s work, between 1997 and 2009, this exhibition echoed, not so much in an aural sense but with a reverberation between many of the works on display. Even without knowing much about von Tiesenhausen’s work, it was possible to see how one idea has sparked many outcomes, and can be expressed in different media with different results. In the very fine and unique portfolio of seven prints titled Ether (2002), four of the seven prints were inspired by a life-size boat hull on von Tiesenhausen’s property, north of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Laboriously made, years ago, of bent willow, sections of the boat’s weathered hull were photographed and then translated into photo-etchings on rich black paper. The addition of chine collé in aluminium foil for texture and colour completes the print. The effect is ethereal and delightful — akin to peering at a spider’s web woven in silver. Another of the Ether etchings is based on Wall of Water, an important wallstraddling sculptural relief, recently acquired by Calgary’s Glenbow Museum. As a smaller-scale echo of the original, and only a representation of a small section of the wall, the etching still has impact on its own as a silvery splatter depicted on a sharp diagonal. In terms of scale, Mud, Tar and Ashes reveals another dimension about an artist who, over the years, has become best known for his large, even monumental, installations. Many of the artworks in this show were small and even tiny, as in the 5" x 7" or 5" x 8" oil on panel works, and the deceptive bronze sculptures, easily picked-up by hand. The ideas, or concepts expressed, were deep and metaphorically tied to the human condition. With titles like Martyr, Trial, Cross, Sunken, Requiem — Acts of Resistance, Untitled — Landscape as Muse, Forest, Way and Edge, the mood and even the palette of rich browns, greys, blacks and blues was a sombre one, perhaps connected to the artist’s environmental concerns about the fate of the Peace River country where he lives. As for the mud, tar and ashes, they too sprung from the environment of northern Alberta and found their way into the artwork, as materials but also carriers of metaphor. The aspen-poplar forest as timber product was poetically expressed in Residium Series Drawing #10 featuring a phantom tree conveyed simply but effectively in watercolour — concocted from ash — and drawn on paper made from aspen pulp. In general, it was the smaller pieces that seemed to stand-out with some of the larger works, especially the oil on canvas, lost in a swirl of heavy paint. But, there were always exceptions. One of largest, the rectangular Morning, mixed media on board, is a Turner-esque landscape of a farm field, heavy in atmosphere with a thin ochre-yellow horizon. It is a sunrise full of hope, or maybe something more insidious. Speaking the most eloquently, though, about this artist and his 20-year preoc34 Galleries West Summer 2009

The Treaty 4 Suite (Adhesions - westward into the Indian country), When: November 27 to December 20, 2008 Where: Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg Reviewed by: Stacey Abramson

Since 2003, Manitoba artist Tim Schouten has been exploring the Treaties of Canada, historic agreements between the Government of Canada, signed between 1871 and 1954, and the country’s Aboriginal people, granting rights and setting boundaries. His work explores the relationship between the treaty language and lands they encompass, and the visual and written stories that are connected to them. Each work in the series depicts the exact location where a treaty was signed. This exhibition shows the second set of Treaty Suites of the series. Schouten uses encaustic and vellum in his work, creating a satisfyingly heavy texture. The balance between the thick encaustic and the light and translucent vellum allow for an interesting juxtaposition of materials. The wax is built up and layered over each colour, creating a deep and rich palette of tone and texture. Schouten organizes the scenes in the works into horizon lines and linear scenes among the vast whiteness of the vellum. The space along the top and bottom edges of each of the works gives the small scenes breathing room, through an overwhelming sense of whiteness. The beauty that he gives each place is set against the politics of the treaty language and history, creating an interesting visual and historically literary conversation within each work. The text sprawled across and around the linear landscapes relates to the historical nature of the work. Schouten places text from both the actual treaty documents, and letters about the treaties in each piece. This gives each work a storytelling aspect apart from the visual narrative that is already occurring. In And Whereas great Frauds and Abuses have been committed, the viewer is confronted with the severity of the language, pushing through the layers of golden prairie landscape and small communities. Viewing Schouten’s work is an interesting experience in texture, history and beauty. He is able to give viewers a sense of the feeling of the landscapes, Tim Schouten, To the Cypress Hills (Treaty 4), detail, oil, pigment, beeswhile leaving the history of the wax, microcrystalline wax, dammar treaties, and their language, for resin on vellum, 2008, 24" X 36". interpretation.

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Reviews Serena McCarroll, Senior Citizens / All Citizens, archival inkjet, 2008.

and recessed in dark frames — the artists make no judgement about ‘high art’ and ‘low art.’ Creation and creativity are all-important, and community are what matters most.

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In Essence… March 12 to April 18 Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon Diane Nelson

The lights are on, but nobody’s home. At least, not anymore. Yet there’s something oddly comforting about Heather Benning’s manipulated photos of old, abandoned buildings in varying stages of decrepitude. Part of a new exhibition called In Essence…, Benning’s works pay homage to days gone by, and a way of life now seldom lived. But while there is a sense of loss in these pieces, and a lament for what used to be, there is also celebration, in that what is gone has not been forgotten. Displayed in motion-sensitive light-boxes, Benning’s photographs — of banks, manor-houses and family dwellings — have been converted to night scenes. Benning painted out the surroundings, leaving only the buildings as central, solitary figures, with portions of the photos replaced by translucent film. As the viewer approaches, the upper windows and inner hallways spring to life, as if to indicate that, despite the absence of human inhabitants, these relics continue to have meaning. By turning on the lights, the artist has reclaimed the structures for posterity. Benning’s fascination with homes, and the insights they offer into the ways of rural Saskatchewan existence, has been a consistent source of inspiration. But while she’s created many large-scale, site-specific installations, compacting her work for gallery exhibition proved a challenge, one shared by her In Essence … collaborators, Tyler Brett and Serena McCarroll. Lured from Vancouver by the possibility of home ownership and financial advancement, Brett and McCarroll discovered a vacant building in Bruno, Saskatchewan (population 500) that included living quarters, and promptly snapped it up for $6,500. The process of moving to the prairie and setting up a business became an artistic endeavour in itself. Called All Citizens, a name inspired by its proximity to a seniors’ centre, the business showcases local and urban art. All aspects of the venture — the physical, the emotional, and the artistic — are showcased as part of the exhibition. A DVD projection documenting the artists’ move allows gallery visitors a ‘front-seat view’ of the couple’s journey. And its title — 1,600 Kilometres, 5,388 Photographs — sums up the magnitude of the undertaking. The duo developed All Citizens as a coffee house/recreation centre/art shop, and elements of that diversity are evident in the exhibition. Though viewers might be more interested in seeing actual items from the store, there are instead 8" X 10" photographs displayed in shelf-like rows. Country kitsch comes up against craft, and clashes, maybe, with urban creativity. Tatting, doilies, and crocheted tissue-boxes mix with woodcarvings and pottery. By showcasing the pieces equally — all are pictured on black velvet 36 Galleries West Summer 2009

Red and White Inside Out February 20 to March 28, 2009 Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, B.C. Kimberly Croswell

A mini-retrospective of George Littlechild’s work over the last ten years, Red and White Inside Out is a series of works portraying the personal and social ambiguities in “mixed race” identity. Born in Edmonton of Plains Cree descent, and currently living in Comox, B.C., Littlechild’s artistic explorations range from mixed media and acrylic works to digitally manipulated historical and family photographs. The largest painting, titled The Oppressed and The Oppressor (1998-2008), tells the story of Littlechild’s friend, John Powell, a West Coast artist and costume designer of “mixed” parentage. As the story goes, Powell’s white father did not want him to learn his mother’s Kwagiulth language, and John used to hide under the table in order to listen to his grandparents and the other elders speak. In the painting, John’s mother, Janet Powell is shown on the top right, and her parents, Henry and Eliza Bell stare down at John, who is the “transforming” horsehuman figure ridden by his father, John Powell Sr, who is starkly outlined in white. Being both horse and human, John stands in an upturned bowl-like boat floating in an ether-like webbed space. The horse represents the spirit in Cree culture and as such, the horse-human figure in this painting suggests people of “mixed” heritage are powerful spiritual transformers. Littlechild’s recent digital works also meditate on heritage, family and relationships. In his Cross Cultural Examination series, Littlechild extends generational memory and asks hypothetical questions through portrait. Each image juxtaposes historical photographs side by side against richly symbolic backgrounds to suggest dialogue between individuals who would otherwise never have communicated. This is the central theme of Cross Cultural Examination #2, which features two people from opposite ends of Littlechild’s family tree. On the left, Littlechild’s great grandfather’s cousin, Grace Marston stands in front of her L.A. mansion. On the right, Littlechild’s great grandmother, Eva Pipestem, a Plains Cree descendant of chief Big Bear, looks out at the viewer with a tipi behind her. The red background between the two women merges its lacy pattern with a microscopic view of hemoglobin, while a centrally placed crucifix implies they are not only connected by shared descendents. Littlechild’s work asks how they would have interacted if they met in real life. Would they have overcome cultural difference? George Littlechild, Cross Highly emotive and symbolically energizing, LitCultural Examination #2, tlechild’s work is imbued with visionary qualities archival digital image, 2007. of storytelling, experience and introspection.

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Dana Holst, Butterfly Hunting, silver point on prepared paper, 2008, 7" X 5".

There’s a heartbreaking quality to Dana Holst’s girls. She captures them at a precise fleeting moment of independence, when childhood is quickly moving into adolescence. They’re proud and sunny, posing with their dance costumes and baby dolls, but Holst often paints an almost imperceptible shadow of uncertainty into their faces — as if they’re living the last unburdened moments of their lives. Their faces are so poignant, that the viewer almost absolves these girls of responsibility for the subdued mayhem going on around them. In her most recent work, created for Prey at Edmonton’s Latitude 53 Gallery this summer, Holst takes her girls into a more bizarre, strangely vicious place than she ever has before. But even as they wield knives and rifles, preside at the gravesides of funeral-attired pets, and pirouette around wounded wildlife in their retro outfits, mary janes and elaborate hairstyles, they maintain a joyous connection to the freedom and confidence of pre-adolescence.

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OPPOSITE: Artist Dana Holst in her Edmonton studio. BELOW: Dana Holst, Splits, silverpoint on prepared paper, 2007, 14” X 10”. BOTTOM: Dana Holst, In the Dark, oil on linen on panel,


2009, 10” X 8”.

“My work has become more difficult over the past couple of years,” Holst says. Looking at samples of her drawings and paintings from nine or ten years ago, she has a point. There are consistent themes between then and now — angel-faced girls and babies in old-fashioned costumes, unusual, sometimes anachronistic props, a technique of initially treating her canvases with a wash of cherry red that seeps through the detail of many of her paintings. Holst’s earlier work — begun in 1995 soon after graduating from the University of Waterloo — was intensely concerned with girls and women, and stereotypical acts of femininity and social conformity. Her little girls all played with dolls, and her women, many of them strong, detailed nudes, wielded brooms and vacuum cleaners. But her previous shows, such as The Baby Doll Project (2002) at Toronto’s Katherine Mulherin Gallery and Galerie St. Laurent + Hill in Ottawa, and Dolly (2003) at Vanderleelie Gallery (now Peter Robertson Gallery) in Edmonton, featured paintings and sketches that were essentially individualized portraits. With Prey, she’s filling the space around her girls with more detail, and darker contexts. A few years ago, after she had moved to Edmonton from Toronto, Holst began visiting the Edmonton Humane Society, to photograph dogs and cats up for adoption, as well as abused and injured pets and wildlife. She created a series that became the show Woebegone (2006) at Katherine Mulherin. She painted each of the stricken animals on antique ivory piano keys, small, intricate portraits that viewers needed magnifying glasses to see clearly. They were arrayed on the gallery walls against a strip of green mohair grass, like tombstones. The tiny paintings are wrenching, images of tortured animals with pink sore patches in their fur, missing limbs, soulful eyes. For extra measure, the catalogue for Woebegone, which Holst printed herself on her own antique letter press, includes a true story about a dog who lay in a ditch for five days with her dead puppies before she was taken in by the Humane Society. The memorial portrait series is called Memento. “I wanted to give them dignity,” Holst says. She thinks a bit more and then says, with a smile, “But I also think people who knew my work saw this and said ‘She’s painting dogs now?’” The series was accompanied in Woebegone by a second set of paintings, fancifully examining violence — two boys with remarkably serene expressions get ready to string up a cat in an oldfashioned noose, a puppy with jaggedly shorn ears sits next to a box cutter, a placid-looking girl in a pink frilly dress is about to be devoured by racing greyhounds. “I’ve always been a big animal lover,” Holst says. But despite the emotion in the animal paintings, she’s not overly sentimental — there’s violence, in progress and evident in aftermath, but the subjects, animals and humans, appear to be calm and resigned to their fates. Holst recalls an odd incident from her childhood that made her think about the vulnerability of animals, and the harm people can cavalierly do to them. When she was very small, she found a wounded bird struggling on the ground. She called over an elderly relative to help her save the bird, but he took one look at it and stomped on it. This story is recounted with an air of slight bemusement, but it had a lasting effect on her. Beginning the animal paintings was a turning point for Holst, not just in her technique, but also in the narrative and symbolic contexts that she started to bring to her work. She started thinking about more overt displays of humans’ dominance over animals. Some research uncovered a whole cache of odd hunting photographs — the classic type in which a man with a gun straddles or poses proudly in front of a large dead animal. That was when Holst decided to combine two artistic passions — baby-faced dancing girls and dead and dying animals. And that led to Prey. Holst lives in a delicate restored bungalow almost literally in the shadow of Edmonton’s hulking, concrete Commonwealth Stadium. It’s in a neighbourhood that has lost its shopkeepers, but hasn’t gotten around to tearing down the shops, where you’re reminded daily of what the place used to be. Behind her house is another, smaller bungalow-shaped space where Holst maintains her studio and office, and where she keeps the old-fashioned décor items and curiosities that influence her painting. Her easel, set in the middle of the crowded but tidy space, is surrounded by stacks of CDs,

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BELOW: Dana Holst, Lassie, oil on panel, 2006, 40" X 32". BOTTOM: Dana Holst, The Swing, oil on canvas, 2003, 84” X 60”. OPPOSITE: Dana Holst, Slow and Steady, silver point on prepared paper, 2009, 7" X 5". Image including antique Victorian matt.

unused panel and canvas, a few paintings from past shows, including an oversized portrait of two near-identical girls in crushed-velvet playsuits, The Swing — created for her 2003 show Dolly. The walls are hung with finished paintings, drawings and studies for Prey, and a series of elaborate, empty frames, which she’ll use in her show. Holst collects frames, each one made with a distinctive technique full of meaning and tradition. They’re among a few collections she’s started of unusual vintage objects — early 20th century wax store mannequins, Victorian mourning jewellery woven from real hair, reverse-painted Essex crystal pendants and rings. Everything informs her work, including the files of antique photographs that she’s searched out for their subject matter, either vintage scenes of girls in amateur dance performances, pageants and circuses, or surreal images of hunting excess — stacks of furs and carcasses displayed in unusual ways. “In the past, I was more interested in power struggles between people,” she says. “Now I’m more interested in power struggles between people and animals.” But her work in Prey, as it has been through much of her work since she began showing in 1999, is mostly about human ego. A picture of a hunter standing proudly with his kill has a certain measure of ego in it. Replace that man with a smiling, slightly demonic young girl, and the image becomes absurd, but the ego in it is even more pronounced, in part because of the performance aspect of it — these girls are putting on a show, leaving the dead animal with even less dignity. In Slow and Steady, two young girls in neat pageboy haircuts and floaty dance dresses pose in front of a fireplace. One of them is holding a net, and the other clutches a hunting knife. In the foreground, a tortoise walks obliviously, its neck outstretched, and hung above the mantel is the stuffed head of a rabbit. Holst has lovingly matted the scene like a treasured family portrait, and indeed these girls are posing proudly. In In the Dark, another girl, this one about eight or nine years old, wears a red party dress and saddle shoes. She’s sitting with her arms wrapped around her knees, smiling beatifically in front of an elaborate, William Morris-style wallpaper. Except that one of the birds in the scene isn’t part of the wallpaper detail — it’s hanging next to the girl with a piece of wire around its neck. Holst has been filling her canvases with an odd assortment of backdrops and pageantry, concentrating on reproducing period room décor and group scenes, adding meticulous details that somehow underscore with their innocence and beauty the unsettling central portraits. Each of the paintings and drawings in Prey shows off the human instinct to stalk and kill animals, particularly when it’s done for fun, or to show off. But that said, Holst has no moral opinions on hunting — she’s more concerned with its clues to the human psyche and its motivations. She describes the work in the show as “a look at the need to act out upon and keep in touch with primal urges, filtered through a sanitized world of industrial and computer prowess where human hunters use technology against lowly beasts — often to unfair advantage.” She adds that by toying with her original source imagery she “illuminates the human folly of pride and greed by showcasing the turning point beyond hunting for survival into the realm of hunting for power.” The trophy kills become part of the amateur performances Holst’s girls are so proud of. As she was preparing the work for Prey, Holst started thinking ahead, considering the idea of emerging from a sort of self-imposed artistic exile in Edmonton. “I’ve become known as the Edmonton painter who never shows in Edmonton,” she says, peering out the window from her backyard studio. In addition to the 2003 show at Vanderleelie, this is only the second time she’s had a show in the city, where she moved in 2001. Her next project is to bring together some young Edmonton figurative artists for a group show called Betwixt and Between. Over the years she’s been discovering the work of painters she admires, like Travis McEwan, whose series of boys’ portraits has the same emotional quality as Holst’s girls. She also wants to have her own work seen more widely in Edmonton, and possibly start to explore the artistic scenes in other places around Alberta. It’s time to let the girls out to play again. Dana Holst, Prey is on at the Latitude 53 Gallery in Edmonton May 28 to July 4. 44 Galleries West Summer 2009

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When Calgary’s Glenbow Museum and its CEO and President, Jeffrey Spalding parted company in early January, ending a five-year contract still in its infancy, there were barely enough words to describe the dismay and anger sparked in the local art community. Spalding had been on the job for exactly 13 months, enough to create more than a ripple of interest across the country and, within the city itself, a palpable sense of excitement. By the end of his first year at Glenbow, The Globe and Mail had nominated the artist, curator and fomer museum director’s appointment one of the country’s culturally significant events for 2008: “Spalding’s return to the Glenbow, 25 years after he left a curatorial post there, has been widely praised as a catalyst for the cultural flourishing that accompanied the city’s economic boom.” He hit the ground running, immediately turning the focus at Glenbow toward art, bringing Dennis Oppenheim’s controversial “upside-down church” sculpture, Device to Root Out Evil to Calgary, soliciting and welcoming an onrush of art donations from across the country, and supporting a growing visual art component for the city’s edgy and neophyte Sled Island Festival. Call Spalding an art star in a country that barely knows of such things. Galleries West Summer 2009 47

But, like a bad New Year’s Eve hang-over, two weeks after receiving kudos from the Globe, Spalding was out, with little explanation from either side. Mouths zipped tight, accompanied by little more than murmurings of ‘best wishes and better days’. In response, the exasperation was widespread. On the View on Canadian Art (VOCA) blog, there was Murray Quinn, a noted contemporary art collector from Grande Prairie, Alberta: “If, as Lauchlan Currie, Chair of Glenbow’s Board of Governors wrote in the [Calgary] Herald ‘there were no major differences in the board and Spalding’s vision for the museum’, then what gives?” Others, like Toronto-based artist A.A.Bronson chose to read between the lines: “The Glenbow has always been a bastion of conservative indifference to art. There is no way he could have survived there. I was surprised that they hired him. He’s not part of the Alberta political network, and he was out-manoeuvred, I am sure.” Spalding would later sign on himself, writing a short note about upcoming art projects, while notably avoiding the topic of recent events.

“WHAT’S MISSING IS CALGARY’S VOICE IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONVERSATION,” SAYS TERRY ROCK. “WE ARE OUT OF THE GAME AND THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE IN A CITY THAT ASPIRES LIKE CALGARY.” Was it a case of provincial cronyism versus a daring acolyte for cuttingedge culture? It obviously wasn’t that simple, but given the Museum’s already-substantial 31,000-work art collection, and a mandate, written into the Glenbow’s own member newsletter to become “a world-class art destination”, Spalding’s departure looked to many like nothing more than a case of institutional retreat. In a letter to the Calgary Herald, that’s how artist and curator Ed Bader interpreted it: “I find it ironic that the Glenbow spent $12 million on a show celebrating Alberta’s mavericks, but could not handle one as president.” I worked in the minuscule art department of the Glenbow Museum, during ten of those 13 heady months with Spalding at the helm and the closest I think anyone — at least from the outside — has gotten to the truth of the issue is Bill Peters, who wrote an op-ed piece for the Herald called “The Glenbow’s perfect storm”. As former CEO and President of the Telus World of Science, Peters knows something about the day-to-day grind of running a not-for-profit institution, and in his assessment, the high expectations for a Spalding-style transformation of Glenbow were not tempered, as he put it, “with a view of the time or resources needed for a major change.” In the most important instance, financial resources already seemed scarce even before Spalding arrived, though it had been a period of incredible wealth creation just outside Glenbow’s doors. For a place that annually hosts programs for 60,000 school kids (and would do more if it were possible), it’s puzzling that there hasn’t been more support forthcoming from Calgary’s business and philanthropic elites, as well as the province. As a not-for-profit 48 Galleries West Summer 2009

institution, Glenbow’s $12-million budget is supported, in part, by $3.5 million from the province for a collection of more than a million artifacts and artworks, a jewel of a collection that the government owns on behalf of the citizens of Alberta. Add to that shrinking endowment funds, an unexpected downturn in the economy that even managed to crash into oil-rich Calgary, and the kind of presto Spalding-style transformation that was hoped-for was going to take a lot longer to achieve no matter what. Now, for an institution that for years has been obliged to operate deficit-free, there is currently a substantial negative number at the bottom of the balance-sheet. Ambitious plans require ambitious funding, and time to unfold. The Museum is also faced with the overwhelming task of storing, cataloguing and processing the new art donations, more than 1000 works now, which flooded into Glenbow after Spalding’s appointment, most eligible for a 100 per cent tax credit pending the approval of Ottawa’s Cultural Properties Export Review Board. It’s interesting to consider what Spalding could have accomplished if, to begin with, Glenbow had had more resources and if the maverick had refrained from ramping the place into fiscal and operational overdrive in an enthusiastic and purposeful effort to steer it in a new direction. The hopes and expectations for Spalding’s tenure at Glenbow, and his abrupt departure, have left many people in Calgary’s arts community with a familiar sinking feeling, one that Peters touched on in his Herald piece. He said that Calgarians still don’t feel that they have a major art gallery, “even though technically one exists within the Glenbow.” Terry Rock is President and CEO of the arms-length Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA). He notes that Calgary is the only major city in Canada — and the only one in North America with a population of a million or more — that does not have a flagship contemporary art gallery. “What’s missing is Calgary’s voice in the international conversation,” he says. “We are out of the game and that is unacceptable for a city that aspires like Calgary.” Calgary has an abundance of artistic energies — it’s buoyed by an able art college, a university fine arts program and numerous commercial, artistrun, institutional and smaller public art galleries including the Art Gallery of Calgary and the Triangle Gallery. But there’s something missing, even while other cities in the province are in the midst of pulling-off keynote cultural

LEFT TO RIGHT: A rendering of the new Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Calgary’s Glenbow Museum, and the concept drawing for the new Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton.

developments in their own communities. A few years ago, Medicine Hat’s public art gallery found a new home for itself (along with its museum and archives) in the city’s $42-million Esplanade development, while further west, Lethbridge’s nationally renowned Southern Alberta Art Gallery will embark this year on a $2.9-million renovation and expansion. In June, the Prairie Art Gallery will open the doors on a new 6000-square-foot facility in Grande Prairie’s new Montrose Cultural Centre (with more to follow once the restoration and attachment of the old gallery next door is completed.) Organizers recently announced creation of the Okotoks Art Gallery in Calgary’s south-end bedroom community, featuring a Class A facility able to host travelling art exhibitions and receive provincial and federal operational funding. Within the city, the Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary will be moving into a new campus home as part of the $160-million Taylor Family Digital Library. Next year, the newly named Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) will open on the former site of the Edmonton Art Gallery in a shiny, purpose-built Frank Gehry-style building. The slogan for the project has been Building an Art Gallery of National Significance for Alberta, and the Gallery has managed to raise $20 million privately and leverage contributions of $68 million from all three levels of government, for a total of $88 million. Not bad for a dream that only began to take its first serious steps in 2004. The project planners pulled it together with an unusual level of public engagement. AGA director Tony Luppino recalls a community presentation of the building’s proposed designs by four juried finalist architects. They had 250 members of the public, each paying $10 to attend the event, with another 200 watching on closed-circuit TV. Outside, there was an additional waiting list of around 200. Luppino says research and common sense show that museum infrastructure needs to be revisited every 20 years or so, with the idea of an upgrade or rebuild in some form. Given that Glenbow has been bursting at the seams in a visually unappealing and mechanically aging bunker for more than 30 years, new plans are long overdue. This is where the loss of Spalding is most devastating for those who have been waiting for something to happen on a grand scale in Calgary. Artists, curators and culturally savvy Calgarians had high hopes more than ten years ago for the development of the Institute of Modern and

rary Art, a leading-edge art gallery in two historic Telus buildings downtown. Those plans slowly leaked away for lack of funding, and a renewed focus on the Art Gallery of Calgary, a non-collecting public space that grew out of the Muttart Public Art Gallery. Plans were also scuttled for Glenbow’s own ambitions, under former President and CEO Mike Robinson for a high-profile fine art gallery in the new downtown landmark, The Bow — a project that has taken its own recessionary hits. All those culturally savvy citizens had the expectation that Spalding would take a great leap forward with the city’s fine art scene. The ambitious plans are still a good fit for a city that, despite the crisis in the market for natural resources, has acquired a lasting swagger. It would start with an art gallery, purpose-built for the showcasing of regional, national and international visual art, including work from Glenbow’s own collection. Later, other smaller or larger purpose-built entities would follow for other Glenbow collections related to western Canadian heritage, military history, First Nations life, and other indigenous cultures from Asia, South America and west Africa. Based on a campus-style model like that of Los Angeles’ Getty Museum or Atlanta’s High Museum, the art institution would mark a new beginning for a one-of-kind Canadian museum and the exposure of that missing voice Terry Rock and so many others have referred to. According to Glenbow’s current President and CEO, Kirstin Evenden, Glenbow is still committed to developing a stand-alone visual arts institution, a proposal CADA is prepared to support as part of the city’s reinvestment in cultural facilities over the next decade. CADA is requesting a piece of city-owned land and $25 million in provincial funds to be earmarked for Glenbow and, if the Art Gallery of Alberta is any example, this will then have to be followed by major community support, private donations, more government infrastructure largess and that most unpredictable ingredient of all: the right timing. In other words, the economic stars in the sky will have to shine more brightly than they are now. Maybe then, CADA’s vision statement about “a culturally vibrant city that inspires and engages the world” will be more artfully true. Mary-Beth Laviolette is a Canmore-based writer who is the author of An Alberta Art Chronicle: Adventures in Recent and Contemporary Art and the co-author of Alberta Art and Artists: An Overview Galleries West Summer 2009 49




There’s a true story about Klatsassin, the Chilcotin warrior at the centre of one of western Canada’s most dramatic historic incidents. In the spring of 1864, as the gold rush in central British Columbia was in full swing, Klatsassin and a small band of his followers attacked a road crew at work in the middle of Chilcotin territory. They killed a handful of men, and through the summer of that year, a few more people — settlers, prospectors — were killed, while the Crown carried out a relatively unsuccessful manhunt for the killers. In early fall, invited to meet with government representatives for what he believed to be a peace conference to end a war, Klatsassin was arrested and charged with murder. He and four other Chilcotin men were hanged at what is now the city of Quesnel. It was one of the most deadly clashes between whites and Aboriginal people in Canadian history. But for Vancouver artist Stan Douglas, that was only the beginning. In a minor footnote to the true story, during the trial one of the Chilcotin men was escorted to New Westminster to be identified by a witness. He escaped during the transfer and was never heard from again. The escape of this lucky warrior is the springboard for Douglas’s film Klatsassin, which will be shown for the first time in B.C. in its entirety this summer at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In the film, Douglas imagines that a ABOVE: Stan Douglas, Stanley Cemetery, chromogenic print, deputy has been put in charge of escort2006. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, gift of the artist. ing the suspect to New Westminster. The OPPOSITE: Stan Douglas, Klatsassin Portraits (Prisoner), deputy is killed by an unknown assaillaserchrome print, 2006. Courtesy of the Artist and David ant, and the prisoner escapes. There are Zwirner, New York. witnesses to the crime, and people who 50 Galleries West Summer 2009

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come across evidence of it after the fact, but the truth of the story is lost in competing versions. It’s the deputy’s murder that provides the backstory for the film — the mystery that everyone in Klatsassin is trying to solve or elude. The film includes scenes in which characters talk about what they did or didn’t see or remember. There are vignettes from an impromptu trial in a tent in the woods, and scenes of two characters, prospectors, who are discussing the incident five years on. This work is grounded in the style and technique of many of Douglas’s earlier films, including the looping visuals of his first film, Overture (1986), a repeating fragment of early 20th century film footage of a locomotive wending its way through the Canadian Rockies. In Journey Into Fear (2001), he uses a form of the “branching narrative”, a technique that repeats random and variable dialogue and soundtrack over a looping visual, making the film completely different for every viewer. Klatsassin is a leap forward. The film was first shown in 2006, as an installation with its accompanying still photos at Documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany, and was shown again in 2007, at Secession in Vienna and at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York. Lush and cinematic, it is inspired by the style and, to some degree, the content of Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 film Rashomon. Immersed in the history and narrative style of film and video, Douglas has built work around classic (and not-so-classic) films before — including Hitchcock’s Marnie, and Dario Argento’s horror film Suspiria. In 2006 he told ArtForum that although he’s not a fan of westerns, he was influenced by the fact that Hollywood had already made a series of westerns out of Kurosawa classics. With Klatsassin, he was able to make an unconventional western, with Rashomon-


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like themes of memory, clashing narrative and layered viewpoints. The film has multiple short scenes, totaling about 15 minutes, but including points of view from several characters — the prisoner, a constable, a prospector, a thief, an innkeeper — in concise and clashing dramas, and varying time periods. Viewers see scenes that take place before, during, and after the deputy’s death, hear opinions on the murder from every character in the film, and watch the drama play out as it’s being described. The art is in Douglas’s reconfiguration of what is already a non-linear cinematic narrative. He further confuses the issue by manipulating scenes and dialogue with a computer-generated randomization program — a technique he calls recombinant cinema. To sit through every variation on every scene would take about six days. Douglas has a sense of humour — he knows and even welcomes the fact that people will come and go. Binding the 860-piece construction is an audio track composed by Berlin’s Rhythm & Sound. The music is the only consistently repeating piece of the viewing experience. Douglas is certain that viewers will almost immediately grasp the essence of Klatsassin, which is about the kind of memory loss and pointlessness characterized in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, a play that Douglas has studied in great depth. They may also sense that the film is fundamentally about the futility and unfairness of the justice system and racial bias. Communication between the characters in Klatsassin is further clouded by the fact that none of them speak the same language — we hear a Chinese cook and a German miner and a French trapper, all explaining the actions of a Chilcotin-speaking prisoner. There are no subtitles. “You understand what’s being said, or you don’t,” Douglas says. “But you get the idea of the diversity of people in the Cariboo and Chilcotin region.” For 25 years, Douglas has been creating work that uses innovative film and narrative technique to subvert the viewing experience, and to recreate the fleeting concepts of memory and perception. Born in Vancouver in 1960, his professional career started when he left Emily Carr College of Art in 1982. Combining film, video, installation and still photography, his work continually

explores fragments of history, film history, and representations of industrialization and technology. Accompanying the film at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Douglas will show a series of still photographs, some from the film, and some that look like they could be from the film, but just have a Klatsassin-like veneer. Ten black-and-white head shots of the film’s characters, actors in character, are well-cast. Of the seven large-scale, panoramic colour photos in the installation, none of the scenes in the photographs appear in the film, although shots of the Masonic Lodge in Barkerville and the Stanley Cemetery would have been appropriate locations. Modern photographs, they depict places close to where the action of the Chilcotin uprising happened. Others, including an image of Vancouver’s Maritime Hall, are completely unrelated.

There may be a clue to Douglas’s ABOVE: Stan Douglas, Masonic Lodge, Barkerville, chromogenic print, 2006. Collection methods in his description of one of the Vancouver Art Gallery, gift of the artist. image, a shot of the interior of OPPOSITE: Stan Douglas, MacLeod’s Books, MacLeod’s Books in Vancouver, a Vancouver, chromogenic print, 2006. Collection shop filled with antiquarian and used of the Vancouver Art Gallery, gift of the artist. titles, spilling from the shelves and stacked on the floor. Asked about the photograph, Douglas says “one suspects that, in spite of the complexity, the person who sits at that desk in MacLeod’s Books knows where everything is.” The Vancouver Art Gallery will show Stan Douglas’s Klatsassin, along with the artist’s 1992/3 work Pursuit, Fear, Catastrophe: Ruskin, B.C May 30 to September 13. Galleries West Summer 2009 53


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ELIZABETH BURRITT Emerging artist Elizabeth Burritt creates small-scale porcelain sculptures of fanciful hybrid insects, firmly anchoring them to painted wooden bases with single, elegantly placed pins. Her aptly named In(ter)sect series refers to scientific drawing and museum practices — ways humans try to possess the natural world through science. Indeed, Burritt works like a fantastical genetic engineer, casting and modeling fictitious wholes from the body parts of various insect species. “In one sense, these interventions may represent certain attitudes about ecological solutions — altering nature to accommodate humans instead of altering our own behavior,” she says. “In another, these pieces may speak about hybridity as natural phenomena that defy taxonomical systems of understanding and truth, and question our ability to comprehend and control the environment around us.” Burritt, who earned a BFA from Vancouver’s Emily Carr Institute in 2007, has been living recently at an artists’ retreat in Montana. “I’ve always had a very mixed relationship with insects, on one hand finding them absolutely fascinating and, on the other, being slightly frightened and repulsed by them,” she says. “However, anything that outnumbers us 200 million to one and has the ability to survive an atomic bombing seems to demand further examination.” 56 Galleries West Summer 2009

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Bzzzzzz – splat. Your first impulse may be to slap or spray, but a growing swarm of artists is getting an itch to work with everything from ants and aphids to wasps and weevils. While bugs have long inspired creativity — think of scarab beetles decorating ancient Egyptian tombs — contemporary artists are finding interesting new ways to look at the diverse and populous insect world. Insects evoke reactions ranging from horror to admiration and can be versatile metaphors to explore ideas about collecting, collaborative labor or genetic engineering. French artist Louise Bourgeois, whose 30-foot-high bronze spider, Maman, stands outside the National Gallery of Canada, even posits arachnids as symbols of maternity.>>

JENNIFER ANGUS Martha Stewart, she isn’t. But Jennifer Angus, a.k.a. the bug lady, knows how to exploit the ‘ick factor’ with her unique take on decorating with dead insects. Angus considers collecting, the relationship between art and natural history, and the fine line between beauty and disgust by pinning tropical bugs to gallery walls in repeating patterns that echo wallpaper or textile designs. Her recent exhibition, Insecta Fantasia, featured 5,000 insects from 25 different species — including purple grasshoppers and lacy-winged cicadas. “Collecting is like an addiction,” Angus observes. “It’s hard to know when to stop and where to stop.” She grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and teaches at the University of Wisconsin, and notes that the insects she uses are plentiful, so harvesting them doesn’t threaten populations. “Virtually every insect on the endangered species list is there because of loss of habitat, not over-collecting.” Many people have never seen the unusual insects she uses. “I hope that my exhibition will get them excited,” says Angus, who has shown at numerous venues, including the Canadian Textile Museum in Toronto. “And perhaps they will be motivated to get involved with one of the many rain-forest preservation projects out there.”

RIGHT AND BELOW: Jennifer Angus, installation view, Insecta Fantasia, the Newark Museum.

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At the Vancouver Art Gallery, Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping used live crickets, scorpions and reptiles to comment on conflicts among different peoples and cultures. But his Theatre of the World, part of a 2007 exhibition, generated debate over artistic freedom when the local humane society intervened. Growing concern over the environment is a major motivator for the current interest in insects. Artist Aganetha Dyck says hundreds of artists around the world now work with bees, which have experienced mysterious population crashes in recent years. “Artists are frustrated seeing what we humans are doing to destroy the natural world around us,” she says. “Artists are

AGANETHA DYCK Veteran Winnipeg-based artist Aganetha Dyck gets plenty of buzz for her interspecies collaborations, as she calls them. She has inserted everything from shoes to football helmets into hives, allowing the bees to wax and honeycomb them in endlessly fascinating ways. Dyck began working with bees in 1991 after seeing an advertising sign for honey that a beekeeper had inserted into a hive. “I was seeing a mystery, a life force’s work of amazing proportions,” recalls Dyck, who has exhibited across North America and Europe. “I had discovered the work of ancient sculptors and builders, thinkers perhaps. Without hesitation I realized I had discovered TOP: Aganetha Dyck, Drawings

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interested in ideas and solutions. It appears that humans do not see themselves as being part of nature and I think this is the main reason our environment is at risk.” Artists also recognize that even the tiniest and least appealing bugs play a vital role in maintaining ecological balance. “For the most part, our hysteria over insects is unwarranted,” says Jennifer Angus. “Insects play an important role in the health of our environment, from the decomposition of organic matter to the pollination of flowers.” So think twice before you slap or spray — not only could you harm the environment but you also might kill an artist’s muse. Bzzzzzz …

ADAM MAKARENKO Adam Makarenko blends fantasy, quirky models and cinematic lighting in Miniature Apiary, a series of eye-catching photographs about honeybees. Makarenko began taking shots of real bees and became fascinated by their collective energy, which he describes as a mix of chaos and order. “I started to research bees and became obsessed with them,” says the Toronto-based emerging artist, who traveled to the University of Illinois to interview a top entomologist.

ABOVE: Adam Makarenko, Reconstructions — #9, chromogenic print, 18" X 24". BELOW: Adam Makarenko, Reconstructions — #5, chromogenic print, 18" X 24". At Gallery Jones, Vancouver.

He then wrote a mythical tale about giant bees in the Langstroth Valley, a fictional beekeeping Shangri-La in the Yukon, and built miniature models of hives and beekeepers, including bees that glow from within their bodies. “All this miniature work is really very experimental,” he says. “Everything that is being made is from scratch, and there is a great deal to think about. There is no how-to book on making miniatures, especially miniature apiaries.” He solved one problem — creating the fuzz on the bees’ bodies — with pipe cleaners. Environmental concerns are important to Makarenko, who grew up in the black-fly belt of Northern Ontario and then studied film production. “The bee is one of the most exploited insects on the planet. How far can we take them, or take any species, before we affect them and ourselves?”

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WHAT’S LEFT BEHIND AFTER A SERIES OF STARTLING LARGE-SCALE INSTALLATIONS, HEATHER BENNING’S NEW WORK JUST LOOKS LIKE CHILD’S PLAY A few kilometres from Sinclair, Manitoba, just off Highway 2, an abandoned farmhouse stands alone in an open sea of grassland, a marker that says, We were once here. On this flat landscape, the house looms out of the ground like a skyscraper, and the only sign of life is from the occasional trucker driving by or the steady chunking of oil derricks pumping with mechanical regularity, day and night, in the surrounding fields. On closer inspection, there’s something different about this house. The family that lived in this house left in 1968, but the house and the furniture inside seem unaffected by time — a Formica and chrome kitchen table, a plastic chandelier, ice skates under the stairs, the plastic arms of a wall clock resting at 9:03. One side of the house has been cut off and replaced with Plexiglas so you can look in and see the 50s furniture, the pink, green, and yellow pastel coloured walls inside. In 2008, Heather Benning turned this abandoned farmhouse into a life-sized dollhouse. She spent two summers doing the work — cleaning up the rubble, re-plastering the walls, painting the rooms, buying and setting up the retro furniture. It was part of her project as artist in residence for the town of Redvers, Saskatchewan. “I’ve worked on and off for a restoration company,” she says, “and I knew the tricks of the trade. But basically I just went to work everyday and if I only got part of a wall done then that’s all I got. Big projects have never really scared me.” Benning’s most recent big project is part of an exhibition this summer at the Sherwood Village Gallery branch of Regina’s Dunlop Art Gallery — Field Doll, a 12-foot doll sculpture. Benning photographed the doll lying in a blanket of snow in an abandoned farmyard on the frozen prairie landscape, like it was dropped by a child as the family station wagon pulled away from the farm for the last time. Like Dollhouse, the setting plays an important role in the work — a gutted barn looms in the background, stripped of its paint, its windows and doors. Benning grew up on a farm, and when she was still young her parents had to choose to either grow their operation, or abandon farming altogether. “We left farming in the early 90s,” she says. “There were a lot of people at the same time, children that I grew up with, whose families had also chosen to leave. You can drive down any road and within a few miles you’ll see another abandoned yard, and these skeletons left behind all have their own story.” LEFT: Heather Benning, Field Doll, installation view, 2009. OPPOSITE: Heather Benning, Doll House, installation view, 2008. 60 Galleries West Summer 2009

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The 12-foot doll is angel-faced, but its massive bulk and obvious abandonment speaks of something sinister. “I wanted to make this doll really giant,” Benning says. “I wanted viewers to feel intimidated by it and a little freaked out when they saw it. I wanted it to look really cute, but when you look at it longer, it’s kind of disturbing.” When it’s installed, she wants the sculpture to crowd the gallery floor so viewers have to step over it. An upturned tricycle in the corner, one of its wheels turning, is meant to exaggerate the size of the doll and add to the overpowering sense that something is wrong. “I think whatever happens to us in our childhood shapes us for our future,” Benning says. “Whenever you see a doll left on the side of the road, or in a back alley, you have this idea that something sinister may have happened to the child who owned it.” She adds that “dolls are little miniature notions of humans that children carry with them, they create fake souls for them. A lot of children who are attached to dolls use them to cope with all the negatives of life, so they don’t have to carry the negatives with them. I think as adults we all have that giant doll somewhere with all of our fears and troubles.” Field Doll is a replica of a doll Benning had when she was growing up. “I would bring it with me wherever I travelled and it would be my significant idea of home,” she says. She grew up near Humboldt, Saskatchewan, but travelled to England and northern Saskatchewan before attending the University of Regina. A year and half into her BFA, she was accepted into the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where she finished her degree in sculpture.

“I think I always wanted to make art,” she says. “My grandmother was a schoolteacher and a hobby painter, and I think maybe, in a different life, or a different world, or time, she probably would have gone into the arts. So I was always encouraged by her.” After completing her BFA, Benning received a grant from Imperial Tobacco and used that money to build The Marysburg Project: Watching Woman outside Humboldt, which she describes as “a giant plaster woman, built in the confinements of an abandoned one-and-a-half-story house.” The work was about prairie women of the early 1900s, how they were consumed by their homes, and how their homes consumed them. Then, between Marysburg and Dollhouse, she worked on Downtime (exhibited at the AKA Gallery in Saskatoon in 2006, and the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon in 2007). The installation featured a pair of plaster cows staring at TV screens, a piece that commented on the closure of U.S. borders to Canadian cattle. Currently, Benning is at the Edinburgh College of Art finishing an MFA in sculpture. She continues to think about the themes of displacement and loss that work their way into her art. “Saskatchewan is probably the place that I’ll always miss whenever I’m away,” she says. “I think it’s the weather, the dry climate, the fields. But it’s not necessarily the easiest place to live and work as an artist. There’s a lot of isolation.”

Field Doll is on May 29 to July 26 at Sherwood Village Gallery, Regina.


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Your guide to more than 475 fine art galleries in Western Canada For more information, send your request by email to ALBERTA INDEX Banff.................................................................64 Black Diamond ..................................................64 Blairmore ..........................................................64 Bragg Creek ......................................................64 Calgary .............................................................64 Camrose ...........................................................68 Canmore ...........................................................68 Cochrane ..........................................................68 Didsbury ...........................................................68 Drumheller ........................................................68 Edmonton.........................................................68 Empress ............................................................71 Fort MacLeod ....................................................71 Fort McMurray ..................................................71 Grande Prairie ...................................................71 High River ........................................................ 71 Jasper ...............................................................71 Kananaskis Country ...........................................71 Lacombe ...........................................................71 Lethbridge ........................................................71 Medicine Hat ....................................................72 Okotoks ............................................................72 Red Deer ...........................................................72 Rosebud ...........................................................72 Waterton ..........................................................72 Wetaskiwin .......................................................73 Wildwood .........................................................73 BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX 100 Mile House.................................................73 Abbotsford .......................................................73 Armstrong ........................................................73 Bella Colla .........................................................73 Bowen Island ....................................................73 Campbell River ..................................................73 Castlegar...........................................................73 Chemainus ........................................................73 Chilliwack .........................................................73 Comox ..............................................................73 Coombs ............................................................73 Courtenay .........................................................74 Cowichan Bay ...................................................74 Cranbrook.........................................................74 Duncan .............................................................74 Galiano Island ...................................................74 Gibsons.............................................................74 Golden..............................................................74 Grand Forks ......................................................74 Invermere..........................................................74 Kamloops..........................................................74 Kelowna............................................................75 Kimberley ..........................................................75 Ladysmith .........................................................75 Nanaimo ...........................................................76 Nelson ..............................................................76 Oliver ................................................................76 Penticton ..........................................................76 Prince George ...................................................76 Qualicum Bay/Beach..........................................76 Salmon Arm......................................................76 Salt Spring Island ..............................................76 Sechelt ..............................................................76 Sidney...............................................................76 Silver Star Mountain ..........................................76 Summerland .....................................................76 Tofino ...............................................................76 Vancouver.........................................................76 Vernon..............................................................81 Victoria .............................................................81 Whistler ............................................................83 MANITOBA INDEX Brandon............................................................83 Churchill ...........................................................83 Gimli.................................................................83 Portage La Prairie ..............................................83 Winnipeg ..........................................................83 Winnipeg Beach ................................................84 SASKATCHEWAN INDEX Assiniboia .........................................................84 Estevan .............................................................84 Lumsden ...........................................................84 Meacham .........................................................85 Melville .............................................................85 Moose Jaw........................................................85 North Battleford ................................................85 Prince Albert .....................................................85 Regina ..............................................................85 Saskatoon .........................................................86 Swift Current ....................................................86 Weyburn ...........................................................86 Yorkton .............................................................86 NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Dawson City......................................................86 Inuvik................................................................86 Whitehorse .......................................................87 Yellowknife .......................................................87


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Public Gallery CROWSNEST PASS PUBLIC ART GALLERY 14733 20 Ave, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0

Commercial Galleries SUNCATCHER’S DESIGN STUDIO 4-Old West Mall, PO Box 840 Bragg Creek,, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-4332 F. 403-278-6299 Now in Bragg Creek, SunCatcher’s has provided custom stained glass and sandcarved glass to the Calgary area since 1979. They offer in-home consultation for custom work. The gallery features a variety of leaded windows, vintage paintings, art glass, new and vintage jewellery, and various artist’s works. Featured artist E. Allan Garrett A.S.A. Wed to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun and Mon noon - 5 pm. 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. GREATER CALGARY Artist-run Galleries ARTIST PROOF GALLERY 2010F 11 St SE, PO Box 6821 Station D Calgary, AB T2P 2E7 T. 403-287-1056 EMMEDIA GALLERY & PRODUCTION SOCIETY 203-351 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C7 T. 403-263-2833 F. 403-232-8372 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, PO Box 22451, Bankers Hall RPO Calgary, AB T2P 5G7 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 From its new location on the main level of Eau Claire Market (near the West entrance), 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 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 Neill. ARTFIRM GALLERY 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. ARTFUL LIVING 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. 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 1312A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 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. 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 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, First Thurs till 9 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. COLLAGE 206-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-265-3330 Canadian gallery artists include Cherry Deacon, Frances Dickenson, Natalie Gerber, Anne Kirsten, Margot Van Lindenberg, Julie Mears and Terry Ann Powell who produce beautiful, hand-crafted jackets, scarves, handbags and accessories. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm.




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INFLUX Jewellery Gallery Keystone Art Gallery Studio Todorovic Swirl Fine Art & Design Art Gallery of Calgary Artfirm Artist Proof Gallery Artists of the World artpoint Gallery Arts on Atlantic Gallery The Collectors’ Gallery

COTTAGE CRAFT 8330 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 T. 403-252-3797 F. 403-252-6002 DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 737 2 ST SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 Recently relocated to the heritage Lancaster Building just off Stephen Avenue Walk. Specializing in high quality fine art — small and large format works — in styles from super-realism to impressionism to semi-abstract. Featuring the work of emerging and well-established artists. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. 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.

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Artful Living BRiC Gallery Centennial Gallery Cottage Craft Leighton Art Centre Devo Art Gallery Diana Paul Galleries Douglas Udell Gallery EMMEDIA Gallery Gainsborough Galleries Glenbow Museum

FORTUNE FINE ART 3-215 39 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E3 T. 403-277-7252 F. 403-277-7364 For sale or lease, long-time Calgary collector and philanthropist Lou MacEachern, offers works from his collection of 1,500 pieces of original Canadian art. The more-than-225 artists include well-known names such as Norman Brown, ‘Duncan’ MacKinnon Crockford, WR deGarth, N de Grandmaison, Roland Gissing, George Horvath, Georgia Jarvis, Glenn Olson, Torquil Reed, Colin Williams and Marguerite Zwicker. Browsers welcome. By appointment. 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, Bond, Cameron, Crump and Charlesworth. Calgary’s largest collection of bronze — by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Taylor, Danyluk and Arthur. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat till 5 pm. GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 100-602 11 Ave SW - lower level Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 T. 403-265-1630 F. 403-265-1634

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Gerry Thomas Gallery Gibson Fine Art Herringer Kiss Gallery Illingworth Kerr Gallery Marion Nicoll Gallery Mezzanine Gallery Peters Gallery Ruberto Ostberg Gallery The Nickle Arts Museum Loch Gallery Masters Gallery

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Micah Gallery Newzones Gallery Paul Kuhn Gallery Rubaiyat Gallery Skew Gallery Stephen Lowe Art Gallery Stride Gallery Summit Fine Art The Ledge Gallery The Military Museums Gallery The Weiss Gallery This contemporary, New York-style gallery boasts an impressive 4600 sq ft of original art work ranging from glass sculpture to abstract oil paintings and photography. The gallery, which can accommodate events of up to 300 people, is anchored by a central art deco bar, three plasma screens and a sophisticated sound system. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. GIBSON FINE ART LTD 850 16 Ave SW, 2nd floor, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9 T. 403-244-2000 Now showing the artists of Fosbrooke Fine Arts. The gallery showcases contemporary art in a wide variety of styles and media and of significant regional and national scope from emerging and established artists of the highest quality. Thurs to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 101, 1111 - 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 709 A 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 Recently relocated, the Herringer Kiss Gallery represents provocative and innovative artwork by emerging and mid-career Canadian artists. Artists include

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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 Specializing in Canadian contemporary art jewellery, the gallery represents over 40 of Canada’s most talented jewellery artists with work ranging from subtle objects for everyday wear to extravagant and sculptural artworks — rings, pendants, necklaces, brooches, bracelets and earrings. Also offer custom design services. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. KEYSTONE ART GALLERY 202-100 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.

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IN THE GALLERIES May to October 2009


SELECTIONS FROM THE ART OF ROBERT BATEMAN, produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D. Curator/Tour Director. Keeper of the Land, 1990, Original Lithograph, Private Collection

111 Bear St. | Banff AB | T: 403-762-2291 |

A FOSSIL PARADISE: The Discovery of the Burgess Shale by Charles D. Walcott Opens July 6 GLACIER: A Journey Opens September 12 THE STUFF OF LEGEND: The Luxton Family in Banff and the Bow Valley Until October 31

LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 T. 403-209-8542 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 professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Ron Bolt, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Also located in Winnipeg and Toronto. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. 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 The gallery specializes in unique First Nations art and jewellery from across North America. Featured artists include Ernie Whitford, local wood carver; Nancy Dawson, West Coast jeweller; Ernie Scoles, Cree painter; as well as a large selection of Navajo sandpaintings, Inuit soapstones and traditional and contemporary turquoise jewellery. Mon to Wed 10 am - 6 pm, Thur - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Seasonal hours may be in effect, please call. NEWZONES 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 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. 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.

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Large selection of of 1,500 original Canadian works. Hours may vary. Please call.

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. Closed Jul - Aug.

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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.

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SKEW GALLERY 1615 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 T. 403-244-4445 A recently-opened contemporary art gallery, offering an opportunity for both the uninitiated and the

seasoned collector to view or acquire a dynamic range of painting, sculpture and photography from across Canada. Specializing in theme group exhibitions, with a focus on presenting topical art in an informed context. Monthly rotation of shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appt. STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY 2nd level, Bow Valley Square III, 251, 255 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3G6 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981 Specializing in fine art orginals by distinguished Canadian artists of national and international acclaim for 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. STUDIO TODOROVIC 110-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-450-1917 Studio Todorovic is a unique shop located in the historical Art Central building, featuring fresh work by emerging artists; and also offering a selection of artist supplies and evening art classes. See website or call for upcoming shows or to apply for shows. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm and Sat 11 am - 6 pm. New shows every First Thursday. SUMMIT FINE ART 1604 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J5 T. 403-457-5477 Relocated from Banff to Calgary, the gallery presents contemporary art informed by nature; celebrating the beauty of nature, depicting artist’s observations, and often exploring topical issues surrounding human interaction with nature. Owners Bart Habermiller and Emily Barnett bring an inspiring collection of art carefully selected for it’s artistic skill, aesthetics and ability to convey ideas in an accessible manner. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 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 - 4 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 - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. THE PETERS GALLERY 1904 20 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 1H5 T. 403-210-0078 F. 403-269-3475 Established in 1993, this eclectic gallery and framing studio represents important traditional and contemporary Canadian artists featuring quality original works of art — paintings, sculpture, glass and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and the seasoned collector to make informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur till 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. THE WEISS GALLERY 1021 6 St SW (corner 11 Ave) Calgary, AB T2R 1R2 T. 403-262-1880 Juxtaposing contemporary work with fine 19th century European artworks, the gallery is a showcase for craft-intensive, descriptive art. It represents artists whose approaches to painting, drawing, photography and sculpture pay respect to timehonoured methods of artmaking and have found

a beautiful expression within a contemporary vision and context. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment. 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 wellknown senior and mid-career artists, the gallery also maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of younger emerging Canadian artists’ work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. VENTURION GALLERY 104-214 11 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0X8 T. 403-264-6234 F. 403-264-6001 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 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 Café serves lunch 11 am - 4 pm. Inquiries invited for private functions. WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 In the heart of downtown Calgary, Wallace Galleries Ltd. has been a part of the art community since 1986. With regular group and solo shows the gallery is proud to represent some of Canada’s most accomplished and upcoming contemporary artists working in oils, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor as well sculpture and pottery. There is always something visually stimulating to see at Wallace Galleries Ltd. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WEBSTER GALLERIES 812 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-6500 F. 403-263-6501 Established in 1979, the gallery exhibits an extensive collection of original oil and acrylic paintings, bronze, ceramic, stone sculptures and Inuit art in a 10,000 square foot space. Webster Galleries Inc also houses a complete frame design and workshop facility. Free parking at the rear of the gallery for customer convenience. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 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 153-115 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P5 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 ART GALLERY OF CALGARY 117 - 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4 T. 403-770-1350 F. 403-264-8077 The Art Gallery of Calgary is an interactive and dynamic forum for contemporary art exhibitions and activities that foster appreciation and understanding of visual culture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. To 10 pm every first Thursday of the month. GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 Located in the heart of downtown Calgary - visitors experience Glenbow Museum’s diverse exhibits, special programs and vast collections including Asian, Contemporary, Modernist and Historical Art. Daily 9 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Adult $14, Sen $10, Stu $9, Family $28.00; Members and under 6 free. Glenbow Shop open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm. ILLINGWORTH KERR GALLERY Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7633 F. 403-289-6682 LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8, 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

Millie Fiori New Work Carl White May 21 - June 20, 2009 Summertide Group Show July - August, 2009 617- 11 Avenue SW Calgary 403.206.1344

MEZZANINE GALLERY 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1T1 T. 403-220-4913 THE LEDGE GALLERY 205 8 Ave SE, EPCOR CENTRE Calgary, AB T2P 0K9 T. 403-294-7455 This unique exhibition space in the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts +15 pedway system overlooks Centre Court from the second floor of the Centre. The glass-walled space is most conducive to sculpture and installation. Exhibitions are selected through calls for submissions and curatorial practice and run for three month intervals. THE MILITARY MUSEUMS 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5J4 T. 403-974-2850 F. 403-974-2858 THE NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM University of Calgary, 434 Collegiate Bd NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-7234 F. 403-282-4742 A broadly focused public gallery that is an integral part of the University of Calgary. 18 to 24 exhibitions per year focus on contemporary western Canadian art and on numismatics, reflecting the museum’s two major collections. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thur to 9 pm, Sat 1 pm - 5 pm (May through Aug, Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm only). TRIANGLE GALLERY OF VISUAL ART 104-800 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403-262-1737 F. 403-262-1764 Dedicated to the presentation of contemporary Canadian visual arts, architecture and design within a context of international art, the gallery is engaged in the advancement of knowledge and understanding

Vistas features over 130 artworks and photographs portraying Canadian Pacific Railway’s vision of a new Canada, spanning the continent. Featuring artists such as William Brymner, Lucius O’Brien and Robert Ford Gagen this sweeping exhibition reveals the west as a majestic awe inspiring place.

JUNE 20 - SEPTEMBER 20, 2009 130-9 AVENUE S.E. CALGARY MON - SAT 9AM - 5PM, SUN 12-5PM

This project has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

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Grand Prix — $10,000 — Grand Prize

The Kingston Prize 2009 Canada’s National Portrait Competition

Le Prix Kingston 2009 Concours national du portrait canadien

of contemporary art practices through a balanced program of visual art exhibitions to the public of Calgary and visitors. Admission fee: Adults - $2.00; Senior/Students - $1.00; Family - $5.00; Members of the Triangle Gallery - Free. Annual Membership - $25.00. Free admission on Thursdays. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. CAMROSE Commercial Galleries 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 including J. Brager, B. Cheng, R. Chow, H. deJager, K. Duke, J. Kamikura, E. Lower Pidgeon, J. Peters, A. Pfannmuller, K. Ritcher, D. Zasadny — all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appt. CANMORE Commercial Galleries ELEVATION GALLERY 100-729 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324

Exhibition Tour Schedule: Kingston, ON — Grand Theatre, October 9 - 25, 2009 Wolfville, NS — Acadia University, November 6 - December 10, 2009 Toronto, ON — Waddington’s, January 8 - 19, 2010 Calgary, AB — Art Gallery of Calgary, January 29 - April 17, 2010 Information at:

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 and regional senior artists: Alice Saltiel, Zelda Nelson, Elizabeth Wiltzen, Tony Bloom, Thep Thavonsouk. Changing displays highlight a variety of paintings and photographs as well as fine craft and sculpture in glass, clay, wood, metal and bronze. Website updated daily. Open daily 10:30 - 5:30, extended hours in summer. Public Gallery CANMORE LIBRARY GALLERY 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2T1 The gallery is run by Canmore Artists and Artisans Guild, which has existed for 26 years. There are seven CAAG group shows, seven private shows and several community and local schools shows per year. All media are represented in the gallery including fine arts, photography, textiles and sculpture. Mon to Thu 11 am - 8 pm, Fri to Sun 11 am - 5 pm. COCHRANE

Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists 5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401 Henry de Jager, Farm House watercolour, 20” x 28” U Art Supplies, Picture Framing, Prints, Posters, Rocks & Crystals

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Commercial Galleries JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY/STUDIO 3-320 1 St West, Cochrane, AB T4C 1X8 T. 403-932-7040 This new, warm and friendly storefront gallery exclusively features local artist Janet B. Armstrong’s vibrant and eclectic mix of oils and acrylics in a variety of subjects and sizes. The artist invites visitors to watch her paint and to enjoy the cherrywood bar, fireplace and vintage memorabilia. Commissions welcome. Tues 1:30 pm - 5 pm; Wed to Fri 11:30 am - 5 pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun noon - 4 pm. 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

WESTLANDS ART GALLERY 214 First St W, Box 1166, 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 632) 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. DRUMHELLER Commercial Gallery MELTING POT GALLERY 196 1 St W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y4 T. 403-823-2483 F. 403-272-0222 Cooperative Gallery BADLANDS GALLERY Box 836, 50C 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-8680 GREATER 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 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.

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, Alex Janvier and Aaron Paquette. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. CHRISTL BERGSTROM’S RED GALLERY 9621 Whyte (82) Ave , Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z9 T. 780-439-8210 F. 780-435-0429 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. 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. GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 139-10309 107 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K3 T. 780-232-7497 Located in the 7th Street Lofts in the heart of downtown Edmonton, this unique industrial-style gallery shows a wide variety of original artwork from international artists and some of Western Canada’s most impressive artists. Featuring one-of-a-kind glass work, sculpture, paintings and photography. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. JOHNSON GALLERY 7711 85 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3B4 T. 780-465-6171 KAMENA GALLERY 5718 Calgary Trail Edmonton, AB T6H 2K2 T. 780-944-9497 F. 780-430-0476 Natives of Malaysian Borneo, the four Wong brothers opened their gallery and framing business in 1993. Over the years it has been expanded to represent a wide variety of visual artists. The gallery also provides complete custom picture framing and recently began to offer art leasing. Art classes available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. KOHON DESIGNS INC 143-10309 107 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K3 T. 780-428-6230 F. 780-428-6249 Kohon Designs, situated in the heart of downtown Edmonton, offers signature style and quality in custom furniture design, original artwork, photography, glassware and sculpture. The European look and complementary cappuccino bar create a pleasant environment. Their professional consultation services include leasing options for corporate and

business collections. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 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.

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

22nd Annual Spring Exhibition & Sale Featuring: Phil Buytendorp together with David Langevin, Michael O’Toole, Neil Patterson and Jean Pederson. May 22 - May 31, 2009

LILIANA’S BOUTIQUE & ART GALLERY 12302 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-448-0714 F. 780-454-4558 Over the past ten years, as a complement to her high-fashion clothing boutique, Ljiljana has quietly assembled a roster of artists, including European discovery Reinhard Gade, working in a variety of media including painting, blown glass, bronze and soapstone sculpture, and jewellery. Her collection has now been assembled in a large, dedicated gallery space on the second floor. Mon 11 am - 4 pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm; Thurs 11 am - 7 pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm. 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. Established in 1992, the gallery represents artists at various stages of their professional development and working in a variety of media. Under the ownership and direction of Peter Robertson, the gallery mounts 15 exhibitions each year. Now with second location at 12304 Jasper Ave. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. 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.

Phil Buytendorp, Still Standing, oil on canvas, 8" x 10"


Westlands Art Gallery Presents Twenty-Five New Oil Paintings by:

John H. Burrow

PRO’S ART GALLERY & FRAMING 101-10604 178 St, Edmonton, AB T5E 2S3 T. 780-486-6661 Pro’s Art specializes in original oils and giclées from both established & emerging artists. Landscapes, still lifes, figurative works and florals are all well represented. They also offer professional art instruction and fine art framing. Tues and Wed 10 am - 7 pm, Thurs to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 108 LeMarchand Mansion, 11523 100 Ave Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 Recently relocated to LeMarchand Mansion. 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. (Calgary direct line: 403-2901612) 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 handpulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

Artist Reception Saturday, September 5, 2009, 11am - 3pm

WESTLANDS ART GALLERY 214 First Street West, Cochrane, Alberta


THE PORTAL GALLERY 9414 91 St, Edmonton, AB T6E 1N4

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T. 780-702-7522 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. 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

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classes for adults and children. Mon to Sat 10 am - 8 pm. SUN AND MOON GALLERY 12225 107 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5M 1Y9 T. 780-433-3097 F. 780-455-9799 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. ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 100-10230 Jasper Ave, Entreprise Sq (former Hudson’s Bay building), Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105

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VAAA Gallery Johnson Gallery North Kamena Gallery Lando Gallery Latitude 53 Little Church Gallery Multicultural Gallery Pro’s Art Gallery

Founded in 1924, the gallery is the only museum in Alberta strictly devoted to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. In conjunction with a full and varied exhibition schedule, the gallery provides lectures, talks and seminars on art and art-related issues. Temporary location during expansion and renovation. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thurs until 8 pm (free admission 4 pm - 8 pm), Sat & Sun 11 am - 5 pm. 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 finearts_gallery.aspx FAB GALLERY 3-98 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9 T. 780-492-2081 index.html MCMULLEN GALLERY University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112 St Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7 T. 780-407-7152 F. 780-407-7472

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Peter Robertson Gallery1 Rowles & Company Ltd Royal Alberta Museum SNAP Gallery Sound and Moon Gallery The Works Gallery TU Gallery 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 Provincial Museum of Alberta opened in 1967 with a functional and elegant design. In 2005 funding was announced for a renewed museum with a renewed vision. And on the occasion of her visit to Alberta on May 24, 2005 to celebrate the Centennial, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II graciously consented to assign the designation “Royal” to the Museum, which shall henceforth be known as Royal Alberta Museum. Open daily 9 am - 5 pm. Closed December 24 and 25.

THE WORKS GALLERY 200-10225 100 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 0A1 T. 780-426-2122 F. 780-426-4673

PIKE STUDIOS AND GALLERY 70 9 Ave SE, High River, AB T1V 1L4 T. 403-652-5255

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.

TWO FEATHERS GALLERY 153 Macleod Tr, PO Box 5457 High River, AB T1V 1M6 T. 403-652-1024 F. 403-652-1026

Commercial Gallery DEAN FRANCIS AT SAGEBRUSH GALLERIES Box 296, 20 km East of Empress 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).

PAG RE-OPENS The Praire Art Gallery re-opens in June in the new Montrose Centre. FORT MACLEOD Commercial Gallery PRAIRIE WINDS GALLERY 210 Col Macleod Blvd, PO Box 1539 Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 T. 403-553-3020 Located at 210 Col Macleod Blvd (Main Street) in historic Fort Macleod, the gallery features paintings, photography, giclées, ceramics and handcrafted leather products by Western Canadian artists. Also featured are bronze sculptures by wellknown Alberta sculptor Linda Stewart. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. FORT MCMURRAY Public Gallery KEYANO ART GALLERY 8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7 T. 780-791-8979 GRANDE PRAIRIE

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.

Commercial Gallery THE MOUNTAIN GALLERY PO Box 148, Delta Lodge, Kananaskis, AB T0L 2H0 T. 403-591-7610 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 - 6 pm. (Winter hours till 5 pm.)

780.488.6611 10186-106 St. Edmonton Image: Jeff Holmwood, Edmonton

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Specializing in Canadian First Nations Art

Public Gallery LACOMBE MEMORIAL CENTRE ART GALLERY 5214 50 Ave, Lacombe, AB T. 403-782-1266 In 2008 the Town of Lacombe initiated a public art collection with many local artists donating works representative of local culture. All pieces are submitted to a selection panel for curatorial guidance. Formal and informal invitations to submit pieces will be extended. The first has been awarded to Geoff Phillips of Calgary for installation in 2009. Mon to Sat 9 am - 8 pm. LETHBRIDGE


Cooperative Galleries POTEMKIN TOO 317 6 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C7 T. 403-320-9704

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


Public Gallery PRAIRIE ART GALLERY 103-9856 97 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7K2 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 The largest public gallery serving NW Alberta and NE British Columbia. In March 2007, gallery services were interrupted by the collapse of its facility, a provincial historic resource. Innovative exhibitions and programs will transcend the gallery’s current limitations at its interim location until a new facility opens in 2009. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm.

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.

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Alex Janvier, Red Blue Beads, acrylic on canvas



Alberta Craft Council

Commercial Galleries JERRY ARNOLD GALLERY 604 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-320-2341 TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 866-380-2787

THE POTEMKIN - THE BURNING GROUND 402 2 Ave S, B Level, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0C3 T. 403-328-3604 Public Galleries BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 811 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2 T. 403-327-2813 F. 403-327-6118

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

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GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES 502 1 St S ( 5 Ave S & Scenic Dr) Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6 T. 403-320-3898 F. 403-329-4958 Toll Free: 866-320-3898 A vibrant gathering place meeting historical, cultural and educational needs, the Galt engages and educates its communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define collective identity and guide the future. Award-winning exhibits, events, programs. (May 15 - Aug 31) Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; (Sep 1 - May 14) Mon to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (year-round) Sun 1 - 4:30 pm. Admission charge. SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 One of Canada’s foremost public galleries, SAAG fosters the work of contemporary visual artists who push the boundaries of their medium. Regularly changing exhibitions are featured in three distinct gallery spaces. Learning programs, film screenings and special events further contribute to local culture. Gift Shop and a Resource Library. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.

Eldon Garnet, Breathless I (1998). From the U of L Art Collection; gift of Harriet Dennis.

THE BODY MULTIPLE: Figurative Photographs from the University of Lethbridge Art Collection U of L Main Gallery June 19 – September 4, 2009 Curated by Jane Edmundson

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 The gallery serves the campus community and general public with a permanent collection of more than 13,000 works; by presenting local and touring exhibitions; and by supporting research at all levels through publications and an on-line database. Main Gallery Mon to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Thur till 8:30 pm. Helen Christou Gallery - Level 9 LINC, Daily 8 am - 9 pm. Special activities on website. MEDICINE HAT Commercial Galleries FRAMING AND ART CENTRE 628 2 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0C9 T. 403-527-2600 F. 403-529-9109 Public Galleries CULTURAL CENTRE GALLERY 299 College Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6 T. 403-529-3880 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. Bilton Contemporary Art presents a wide range of international, national and local artists while promoting a dialogue among the artist, gallery and community. Programming supports the growth and experimentation of the artist or external curator, by including a wide range of artistic practices and encouraging challenging and important exhibitions. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. GALLERY IS 4930 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-341-4641 Cooperative Gallery HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY 4924 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7 T. 403-346-8937

NEW NAME The Okotoks Art Gallery is still located at The Station but the new name and upgraded facilities reflect a new focus on fine art exhibitions. 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 RED DEER MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY 4525 47A Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 Three galleries featuring local, national and international artists. Exhibits change every six to eight weeks. The permanent gallery honours the history of the Red Deer region, with a special emphasis on First Nations People, immigrant settlers, rural life and the birth of a city. Mon to Sun noon - 5 pm, Wed noon - 9 pm. Closed Statutory Holidays. VIEWPOINT GALLERY 3827 39 St, City of Red Deer Culture Services Red Deer, AB T4N 0Y6 T. 403-309-4091 ROSEBUD Commercial Gallery AKOKINISKWAY GALLERY Box 654, Rosebud, Alberta T0J 2T0 T. 403-677-2350 Toll Free: 800-267-7553 The gallery features Alberta artists and is open on days of Rosebud Theatre performance. Gallery viewing times are two hours before each Opera House Performance.

OKOTOKS WATERTON Public Gallery OKOTOKS ART GALLERY PO Bag 20, 53 North Railway St Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1 T. 403-938-3204 F. 403-938-8963 aspx?cid=21&lang=1 Themed exhibitions change monthly and feature local and regional artistic expression in a range of themes and mediums. Exhibiting artist members range from accomplished artists to the emerging beginner, offering a diverse look at artmaking in southern Alberta. Mon to Thur noon - 7 pm, Fri to Sun noon - 5 pm. RED DEER Commercial Galleries BILTON CONTEMPORARY ART 4B-5909 51 Ave, Red Deer, Ab T4N 4H8 T. 403-343-3933

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Commercial Galleries GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 101 Clematis Ave, Waterton Lakes Resort Waterton,, AB T. 403-859-2150 This seasonal gallery complements Gerry’s galleries in Edmonton and Calgary, celebrating the natural beauty of Southern Alberta with original art work by Alberta artists. May to Sept. 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.

WETASKIWIN Commercial Galleries CAELIN ARTWORKS 4728 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0R7 T. 780-352-3519 F. 780-352-6806 Toll Free: 888-352-3519 WILDWOOD Commercial Galleries WILDWOOD GALLERY AND STUDIO Box 623, 5410 50 St, Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0 T. 780-325-3904 F. 780-325-3907 Your hostess, Pat Di Marcello, BFA, invites you to visit this laid-back, home-based gallery and working studio, representing rural artists for over 5 years, on Hwy 16 W in the hamlet of Wildwood, located north over the tracks on Main. Wheelchair accessible. Also enjoy a coffee, bathroom break, and a leisurely walk through the treed 5 acres to explore the local flora, birds and mushrooms. Pet friendly too.


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the VAAA Gallery presents . . . Wade Stout’s


The Merchant of Venice

Public Galleries GALLERY AT ARTISAN SQUARE Box 211, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 T. 604-947-2454 F. 604-947-2460

The Character of Cabala

October 15 - November 14, 2009

CAMPBELL RIVER Public Gallery CAMPBELL RIVER ART GALLERY 1235 Shopper’s Row, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7 T. 250-287-2261

VAAA Gallery 3rd flr, 10215 - 112 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 780.421.1731 toll free 1.866.421.1731


Located in Harcourt House Arts Centre

The Theatre Festival Gallery in Chemainus now has dedicated exhibition space complemented by the adjoining gift shop

100 MILE HOUSE Commercial Gallery STONE BEAR GALLERY PO Box 421, 380 1 St, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 T. 250-395-5295 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 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.

NEW GALLERY Abbotsford recently celebrated the opening of The Reach Gallery Museum, a 20,000 sq ft, multifaceted building with a 6,000 sq ft exhibition hall.

CASTLEGAR Public Gallery KOOTENAY GALLERY OF ART, HISTORY AND SCIENCE 120 Heritage Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4M5 T. 250-365-3337 This public art gallery serves the West Kootenay Region where hundreds of individual artists and craftspeople make a living creating and selling their work. The gallery is a non-profit institution which shows great works of art, sourced regionally, nationally and internationally — as well as providing a professional venue for regional artists to show and sell their work. Jul - Aug daily 10 am - 5 pm; Sep Dec and Mar - May, Wed to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm; closed Jan - Feb. CHEMAINUS Public Gallery CHEMAINUS THEATRE FESTIVAL GALLERY 9737 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC T. 250-246-9806 Extn: 4 gallery.html The gallery promotes award-winning and emerging BC artists, including First Nations, in the expanded exhibition area located adjacent to the Gallery gift shop — which has long offered a variety of art and fine crafts. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm; till 8 pm during theatre performances; and (May - Dec) Sun noon - 5 pm.


CHILLIWACK Public Gallery THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM ABBOTSFORD 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3 T. 604-864-8087 F. 604-864-8048 The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is committed to excellence and quality in exposing the public to the diverse and provocative world of visual art and heritage. It is committed to the investigation of how aesthetics and history interact through its exhibition programs -- from British Columbia, across Canada and abroad, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Tue to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat, Sun noon - 5 pm.

Commercial Gallery GREY AREA GALLERY 101-7408 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E6 T. 604-846-0088 This spacious contemporary gallery has an NYC feel with its eclectic collection featuring both established and emerging Canadian artists. The 1700 square foot space is also available for special events. Owners, Louisa and Jacquie believe that what is interesting in life can be found within its grey area. Minutes off Hwy 1 in Chilliwack, south on Vedder Road. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

Pyramid Lake, Oil on canvas, 18” x 24”

COMOX, BC ARMSTRONG Public Gallery ARMSTRONG SPALLUMCHEEN ART GALLERY 3415 Pleasant Valley Rd, Box 308 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 T. 250-546-8318 BELLA COOLA, BC Commercial Galleries PETROGLYPH GALLERY Box 433, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0

Cooperative Gallery PEARL ELLIS GALLERY 1729 Comox Ave, PO Box 1286 Comox, BC V9M 7Z8 T. 250-339-2822 COOMBS, BC Commercial Gallery COASTAL CARVINGS GALLERY 6-2345 Alberni Hwy, Box 438 Coombs, BC V0R 1M0 T. 250-954-0554

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Trapper’s Cabin, Oil on canvas, 11” x 14”

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COURTENAY GOLDEN All Galleries Public Galleries COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7 T. 250-338-6211 F. 250-338-6287 THE MUIR GALLERY 440 Anderton Ave, PO Box 3053 Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3 T. 250-334-2983 F. 250-334-2934

Commercial Gallery LEGACY OF LIGHT GALLERY 828 10 Ave S, PO Box 682, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T. 250-344-5989 Toll Free: 866-344-5955 Post-photographic, staged tableaux in various themes are displayed along with local landscapes, and wildflowers, fine art oils, kiln cast glass, pottery, jewellery, bronze and mammoth tusk scrimshaw. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. GRAND FORKS


Commercial Gallery ARTHUR VICKERS SHIPYARD GALLERY 1719 Cowichan Bay Rd Cowichan Bay, BC VOR 1N0 T. 250-748-7650 The internationally-collected original art of Arthur Vickers tells stories inspired by the people and places of Canada’s west coast. Vickers is a master of the art of serigraphy, gold relief work, sketches, paintings and three dimensional wooden works of art. Just 45 min north of Victoria. Wed to Sun, 10:30 am - 5 pm and by appointment. Reduced hours during Jan and Feb.

Public Gallery CRANBROOK & DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL PO Box 861, 32A 11 Ave S, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4J6 T. 250-426-4223 F. 250-426-4223

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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.

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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

JUDY HILL GALLERY 22 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-6663 F. 250-746-8113 With 30 years experience in Northwest Coast native art, Judy Hill is a recognized expert who is very careful about quality and authenticity. “I want people to see items in a gallery environment rather than in a gift shop to realize that they are art forms not just souvenirs.� See Judy’s private collection of trade beads and rare baskets. Appraisals available. Mon to Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (Reduced hours off-season).

INVERMERE Commercial Galleries BAVIN GLASSWORKS 4884A Athalmer Road RR 3 Invermere, BC V0A 1K3 T. 250-342-6816 EFFUSION ART GALLERY 1033 7 Ave, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-341-6877 Describing itself as ‘an unrestrained expression of emotion’, the gallery is created on the energy of contemporary art with a collaboration between established and emerging artisans from coast to coast. Friendly staff happily provide advice on installation and design specifics to clients, whether homeowners, interior designers or from the corporate world. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565 With a collective 30 years art experience and entering its seventh year in business, the Artym provides the art and service that clients expect and appreciate — with sculpture, paintings and jewellery by over 65 Canadian artists in a constantly changing display and featured on their website. International shipping and personal delivery to Calgary. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.



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

Commercial Galleries GALIANO ART GALLERY 2540 Sturdies Bay Rd, 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 Cooperative Gallery ISLAND’S EDGE ART GALLERY 4-33 Manzanita Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 T. 250-539-9934 GIBSONS 74 Galleries West Summer 2009

Commercial Gallery GIFT OF THE EAGLE GALLERY RR 9, 441 Marine Dr (Gower Point Rd)

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 Experience changing exhibitions of regional, national, and international contemporary art within four

distinct gallery spaces at one of Canada’s strongest regional public art museums. Even the building is a contemporary ‘masterpiece’ designed by awardwinning architect Peter Cardew. Also home to The Gallery Store, a quality gift shop. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY VISUAL ART GALLERY Student St, Old Main Building, Box 3010 Kamloops, BC V2C 5N3 T. 250-828-5480 F. 250-371-5950 KELOWNA Artist-run Galleries ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PO Box 5090 Stn A, 103-421 Cawston Ave, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 T. 250-868-2298 F. 250-868-2896 Commercial Galleries A WOODSIDE DESIGN GALLERY 1561 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P5 T. 250-862-3817 Opened in 2007, the gallery/studio highlights the original creations of local Okanagan Valley artisans, plus outstanding work by select artists from other areas of BC. The works are in a variety of media: contemporary paintings with monthly exhibitions, ceramics, stone sculpture, woodturnings, copper, felted bags, fused glass and jewellery — with a price range for every customer. Mon - Sat 10 am - 5:30 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 Fri noon - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm, or by appt.

NEW GALLERY In Kelowna, Alissa Woodside has extended her former studio into an intimate gallery space. GEERT MAAS SCULPTURE GARDENS AND GALLERY 250 Reynolds Road, Kelowna, BC V1V 2G7 T. 250-860-7012 F. 250-860-0494 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. Okanagan’s major contemporary art gallery, Sopa Fine Arts prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art from leading international artists, with new exhibitions opening the first Thursday each month. Sopa features high calibre, original and innovative artworks; 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 bentwoodstyle boxes. Also stone carvings, hand-carved gold and silver jewellery, original paintings and limited edition prints both contemporary and traditional. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm (Summer only: also Sun 11 am - 4 pm). TUTT ART GALLERIES Suites 7, 8, and 9 Tutt Street Square, Mail to 9-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 Tutt Art Galleries (TAG) is a recognized dealer of original contemporary fine art — representing regional, national and international artists whose works have built or enhanced private, corporate, and government collections, in Canada and abroad. TAG welcomes the opportunity to assist both budding art enthusiasts and experienced collectors. 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.

Original Canadian Art Since 1964 PRESENTING “3� – Show & Sale of New Works By Ken Gillespie, Ron Hedrick and Carl Schlademan MAY 16 TO JUNE 2, 2009 2ECEPTION 3ATURDAY -AY FROM NOON TO PM !RTISTS PRESENT 0REVIEW ON OUR WEB SITE FROM -AY 0RESALES ARE ENCOURAGED

Ken Gillespie, West Side Vines, oil on canvas

Ron Hendrick, Ready to sail, oil on canvas

Carl Schlademan, The Woods are Hushed, acrylic on canvas


KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3 T. 250-762-2226 F. 250-762-9875 Founded in 1976, the gallery serves the central Okanagan Valley with a variety of exhibitions and education programs for all ages. The new 15,000 square foot facility, opened in 1996, offers three gallery spaces. The Treadgold/ Bullock Gallery, The Reynolds Gallery and the Rotary Courtyard. Admission: members free, individual $5, senior $4, student $4, family $10, 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 KIMBERLEY

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

Public Galleries KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL - THE GALLERY AT CENTRE 64 64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley, BC V1A 2J2

Numa Falls by Caprice, oil on canvas, 40� x 50�

LADYSMITH Commercial Galleries LADYSMITH WATERFRONT ART GALLERY 610 Oyster Bay Dr, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1B2 T. 250-245-1252 Galleries West Summer 2009 75

NANAIMO Commercial Galleries ALLMARQUETRY STUDIO/GALLERY 5251 Hammond Bay Road Nanaimo, BC V9T 5M9 T. 250-729-7415 BAD BOYS MOSAICS 426 Fitzwilliam St (at Richards St) Nanaimo, BC V9R 5K6 T. 250-616-2905 GALLERY 223 223 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G8 T. 250-741-1188 F. 250-741-0868 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

$2, students and children free, weekends free. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm. PRINCE GEORGE Public Gallery TWO RIVERS GALLERY OF PRINCE GEORGE & REGION 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-614-7800 F. 250-563-3211 Toll Free: 888-221-1155 QUALICUM BAY/QUALICUM 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.

NELSON Cooperative Gallery CRAFT CONNECTION 378 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L 4H5 T. 250-352-3006 Public Galleries OXYGEN ART CENTRE 3-320 Vernon St (enter from alley) Nelson, BC V1L 4B7 T. 250-352-6322 TOUCHSTONES NELSON: MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 502 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E8 T. 250-352-9813 F. 250-352-9810 OLIVER, BC Commercial Gallery HANDWORKS GALLERY 35648 97 ST, Box 271, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 T. 250-498-6388 F. 250-498-6388 PENTICTON Commercial Galleries THE LLOYD GALLERY 18 Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-492-4484 New location on colourful Front St. Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through a large viewing gallery hung French salon-style. Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and sculptures depict the many faces of the Okanagan, Canada and Asia. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.

THE GALLERY AT QUALICUM ART SUPPLY 206 West First Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2P7 T. 250-752-3471 F. 250-752-1668 Public Gallery THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC T. 250-752-6133 The arts centre provides rewarding opportunities to enjoy, learn and experience art with three galleries offering a pleasant venue for appreciating and purchasing distinctive works. Artist studios are open to visitors. Creations by artisans are available in the gift shop. Gallery concerts on Sundays. Mon noon - 4:30 pm; Tues - Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (Summer only: Sun noon - 4 pm). SALMON ARM Commercial Gallery TEYJAH’S ART DEN 825 Lakeshore Dr SW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4 T. 250-833-0907 F. 250-833-0907

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, Pegasus offers investmentquality historical Canadian art including The Group of Seven, Robert Pilot, WJ Phillips, Sybil Andrews, The Beaver Hall Group and Cornelius Krieghoff. They also represent fine contemporary painters and sculptors as well as rare Northwest Coast Native art and baskets. Summer: Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm; Winter: Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun, Mon by appt. 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 SECHELT Public Gallery SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 5714 Medusa, Box 1565 Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 T. 604-885-5412 F. 604-885-6192 SIDNEY, BC Commercial Galleries LAROCHE GALLERY 204-2527 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y1 T. 250-655-8278 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 comprehensive 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

Public Gallery SAGA PUBLIC ART GALLERY 70 Hudson Ave NE, PO Box 1543 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6 T. 250-832-1170 F. 250-832-6807 SALT SPRING ISLAND

TUMBLEWEED GALLERY 101-207 Main St, Penticton, BC V2A 5B1 T. 250-492-7701 F. 250-492-7701

Commercial Galleries GALLEONS LAP 103 Park Dr, Ganges Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2R7 T. 250-538-0182 Representing artists from both the local and wider photographic communities, Galleons Lap exhibits and sells contemporary and historic photographic fine art. Located corner of Park Dr, and Lower Ganges Rd, 200 metres north of the Tourist Infomation Centre in Ganges. Thurs to Sat 11 am to 5pm or by appointment.

Public Gallery PENTICTON ART GALLERY 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 The Penticton Art Gallery (formerly AGSO) presents contemporary art and historical exhibitions of both established and emerging artists in four exhibition spaces. A place of inquiry, interest and enjoyment, the gallery proudly promotes Okanagan as well as provincial and national artists. Admission: Adults

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

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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

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. SUMMERLAND, BC Public Gallery SUMMERLAND ART GALLERY 9533 Main St, Box 1217 Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0 T. 250-494-4494 F. 250-494-0055 Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. TOFINO Commercial Gallery EAGLE AERIE GALLERY 350 Campbell St, Box 10, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 T. 250-725-3235 F. 250-725-4466 Toll Free: 800-663-0669

GREATER VANCOUVER Artist-run Galleries ACCESS ARTIST RUN CENTRE 206 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 T. 604-689-2907 ARTSPEAK GALLERY 233 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 T. 604-688-0051 F. 604-685-1912 GALLERY GACHET 88 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 T. 604-687-2468 F. 604-687-1196 GRUNT GALLERY 116-350 E 2 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8 T. 604-875-9516 F. 604-877-0073 HELEN PITT GALLERY 102-148 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5 T. 604-681-6740 F. 604-688-2826 OR GALLERY 555 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R1 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 T. 604-685-1715 F. 604-685-1721

GALLERY MOVE Blanket Gallery recently moved to 235 Alexander, entrance on the lower level. ART BEATUS 108-808 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 T. 604-688-2633 F. 604-688-2685 ART EMPORIUM 2928 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J7 T. 604-738-3510 F. 604-733-5427 The Art Emporium offers a large 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 more than 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. AUTUMN BROOK GALLERY 1545 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1L6 T. 604-737-2363




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Access Artist Run Centre Artspeak Gallery Amelia Douglas Art Gallery Art Gallery at Evergreen Centre Burnaby Art Gallery Japanese Canadian National Museum Maple Ridge Art Gallery Surrey Art Gallery Tribal Spirit Gallery Van Dop Gallery Appleton Galleries Art Beatus Art Emporium Art Works Gallery Asian Centre


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Belkin Art Gallery Jenkins Showler Gallery LindaLando Fine Art Museum of Anthropology Omega Gallery Peter Ohler Fine Art Richmond Art Gallery Sidney & Gertrude Zach Gallery White Rock Gallery Autumn Brook Gallery Lawrence Eng Gallery Aurora Gallery Ayden Gallery Bau-Xi Gallery Winsor Gallery Bel Art Gallery Bellevue Gallery Buckland Southerst Gallery Ferry Building Gallery Gala Gallery Lions Bay Art Gallery

AYDEN GALLERY 88 W Pender St, Tinseltown Mall, 2nd Flr Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-891-4310 BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 BEL ART GALLERY Canada Export Centre, 100-602 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1P2 T. 604-924-3719 F. 604-924-3719 BELLEVUE GALLERY 2475 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1E1 T. 604-922-2304 F. 604-922-2305

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Pemberton Studios Presentation House Gallery Seymour Art Gallery Silk Purse Gallery Spirit Gallery Sun Spirit Gallery West Vancouver Museum Blanket Gallery The IronWorks Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Catriona Jeffries Gallery Eliott Louis Gallery Centre A Chali-Rosso Gallery Ian Tan Gallery Charles H. Scott Gallery Crafthouse Gallery Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery 18 Eagle Spirit Gallery 18 Federation Gallery 18 Granville Island Gallery

Devoted to representing contemporary fine art, Bellevue Gallery features artists of local and international appeal. Giving voice to the experimentation of new technologies in printmaking, divergent and individual approaches to drawing, photography and painting, and distinctive sculpture, the gallery serves both private and corporate collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. BLANKET CONTEMPORARY ART INC 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 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

18 Malaspina Printmakers Gallery 18 New-Small & Sterling Glass 18 Wood Co-op 19 Coastal Peoples Gastown 19 Marion Scott Gallery 19 Mooncruise Gallery 20 Coastal Peoples Yaletown 20 Modpod Gallery 20 Numen Gallery 21 Contemporary Art Gallery 22 Diane Farris Gallery 22 Douglas Reynolds Gallery 22 Equinox Gallery 22 Marilyn S. Mylrea Gallery 22 Monte Clark Gallery 23 Dorian Rae Collection 24 Doctor Vigari Gallery 25 Douglas Udell Gallery 25 Elissa Cristall Galleries 25 Heffel Gallery 25 La Galerie du Centre

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On The Rise Collective Petley Jones Gallery Eclektica Gallery Edzerza Gallery Lattimer Gallery Exposure Gallery Gallery Jones Gallery Gachet Jeffrey Boone Gallery grunt Gallery Harrison Galleries Havana Gallery Helen Pitt Gallery Hill’s Native Art Hodnett Fine Art Howe Street Gallery Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Jacana Gallery Kurbatoff Art Gallery JEM Gallery Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Joyce Williams Gallery

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. CANVAS GALLERY 91 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9 T. 604-609-9939 F. 888-202-7805

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Leighdon Gallery Little Mountain Gallery Monny’s Gallery Or Gallery Pendulum Gallery Rendez-Vous Art Gallery Republic Gallery Robert Held Gallery Spirit Wrestler Gallery Trunk Gallery Uno Langmann Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver East Cultural Centre Gallery 56 Westbridge Fine Art 57 Western Front Gallery 58 Yaletown Gallery

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

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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. 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

Wild Rose Party, Acrylic on Canvas, 36”x36”


OMEGA GALLERY 4290 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 s 4UE 3AT 3UN


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 ECLEKTICA ART SPACE 568 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5 T. 778-330-6610 EDZERZA GALLERY 1536 W 2 Ave (Waterfall Building) Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-731-4874 Owned by First Nations artist Alano Edzerza, the gallery is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art from the Pacific Northwest. Featuring original canvases, limited edition prints, unique glass sculpture, masks and drums. Edzerza Gallery is situated in Arthur Erickson’s world-renowned Waterfall Building. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm, Mon by appt. ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERIES 2243 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-730-9611

June Harman, Away, oil on canvas, 30” x 40”

Open Print Show May 19 - June 7 Canvas Unbound June 9 - June 21 Summer Gallery June 23 - Aug 16 1241 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

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ELLIOTT LOUIS GALLERY 258 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-736-3282 F. 604-736-3282 Recently moved, the gallery features Canadian fine art representing contemporary artists and historical masters. Art dealer Ted Lederer prides himself on the standard and diversity of work the gallery carries, their innovative programs and excellent service, providing “in-house” art consultations and an art rental program available to private and corporate clients and the entertainment industry. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm or by appointment. EQUINOX GALLERY 2321 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-736-2405 F. 604-736-0464

EXPOSURE GALLERY 754 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1X9 T. 604-688-9501 FEAST! IN THE VILLAGE GALLERY 3183 Edgemont Blvd North Vancouver, BC V7R 1W8 T. 778-340-2223 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 1L1 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. Tues to Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm and by appt. GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 The gallery represents established and emerging Canadian and international artists in the mediums of painting, sculpture and photography. Exhibitions change monthly. Tues - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. GALLERY OF BC CERAMICS 1359 Cartwright St, Granville Island Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7 T. 604-669-3606 HARRISON GALLERIES 901 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6 T. 604-732-5217 F. 604-732-0911 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 HODNETT FINE ART 320-1000 Parker St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2H2 T. 604-876-7606 F. 604-876-0166 The gallery is in the industrial area of east Vancouver in a former furniture factory built in 1914. Hub of the annual Eastside Culture Crawl, the building is home to two independent galleries and many artists’ and crafters’ studios. The gallery represents a select group of artists whose work is consistent with the gallery’s contemporary and aesthetic profile. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. 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

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. JEFFREY BOONE GALLERY 140 - 1 East Cordova St., Vancouver, BC V6A 4H3 T. 604-838-6816 JEM GALLERY 225 Broadway St East, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W4 T. 604-879-5366 JENKINS SHOWLER GALLERY 1539 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 T. 604-535-7445 Established in 1990, representing important traditional and significant contemporary Canadian artists, this eclectic gallery features quality original works of art - paintings, sculptures and works on paper. They assist both first-time buyers and seasoned collectors in making informed choices for their personal or corporate collections. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY 1070 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9 T. 604-737-3969 F. 604-737-3964 JOYCE WILLIAMS GALLERY 114-1118 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L5 T. 604-688-7434 KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2427 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-736-5444 F. 604-736-5444 LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 Since 1986, clients have enjoyed the unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse while browsing the large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well-known native artists — as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm. LAWRENCE ENG GALLERY 1531 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 16 T. 604-730-2875 F. 604-730-2870 LEIGHDON STUDIO GALLERY 190 West 3 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E9 T. 604-875-0029 The gallery is dedicated to promoting artists of British Columbia working in a variety of media. Group shows change monthly. Submission guidelines are available on their website. They also offer a variety of workshops and act as an Art Trading Card centre. Tues to Sat 10 am - 2 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. LIONS BAY ART GALLERY Lions Bay Centre, Unit E, 350 Centre Rd, Box 396 Lions Bay, BC V0N 2E0 T. 604-921-7865 F. 604-921-7865 Lions Bay Art Gallery features a beautiful selection of BC landscapes from the work of both established and emerging artists. The gallery is only a half hour from downtown Vancouver on a spectacular scenic drive — just 7 minutes past Horseshoe Bay on the Squamish/Whistler Hwy. Their website offers a tour of works from all the artists they represent. Open daily. 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.

NEW GALLERY Jane Richardson recently opened her Leighdon Studio Gallery in Vancouver. MONNY’S GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 index.html This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by local artists Kerensa Haynes, Ted Hesketh, Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. Kilim Algorithm, tapestry, 37” x 24”

INUIT GALLERY OF VANCOUVER 206 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9 T. 604-688-7323 Toll Free: 888-615-8399 Presenting Canada’s foremost collection of masterwork Inuit art and exceptional Northwest Coast Native art since 1979. A tradition of presenting important exhibitions of Canadian aboriginal art, featuring new works by senior artists and exploring the work of the talented next generation of artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

MONTE CLARK GALLERY 2339 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G4 T. 604-730-5000 F. 604-730-5050 MOONCRUISE* GALLERY 235 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E5 T. 604-685-9575 NEW-SMALL & STERLING GLASS STUDIO 1440 Old Bridge Rd (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6 T. 604-681-6730 F. 604-681-6747 NUMEN GALLERY 120-1058 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4 T. 604-630-6927

Tapestries by Barbara HELLER Future Reliquaries

May 5 - 23, 2009 OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY MAY 7, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (Artist in attendance)

OMEGA GALLERY 4290 Dunbar St (at 27 Ave) Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 T. 604-732-6778 F. 604-732-6898 The gallery is known for its diverse selection of qual-

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ity original art, exhibiting the works of both rising and well-established artists — with contemporary as well as historical Canadian works. The custom framing department offers only conservation material with an exceptional selection of mouldings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. ON THE RISE ARTIST COLLECTIVE 2231 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 PETER OHLER FINE ART 2095 W 44 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 2G1 T. 604-263-9051 PETLEY JONES GALLERY 2235 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 604-732-5353 F. 604-732-5669 Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th - 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. RENDEZVOUS ART GALLERY 323 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3N2 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 877-787-7466 REPUBLIC GALLERY 732 Richards St, Third Floor Vancouver, BC V6B 3A1 T. 604-632-1590 F. 604-632-1580 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, Sun noon till 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 SPIRIT GALLERY 6408 Bay St, (Horseshoe Bay) West Vancouver, BC V7W 2H1 T. 604-921-8974 F. 604-921-8972 SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY 47 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1 T. 604-669-8813 F. 604-669-8116

NEW GALLERY South Granville is home to Merete Kristiansen's new On The Rise artist collective gallery space. SUN SPIRIT GALLERY 2444 Marine Dr (Dundarave) West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L1 T. 778-279-5052 Sun Spirit Gallery is proud to offer a superior collection of West Coast Native Art from renowned artists and emerging artists alike. The blend of contemporary and traditional work includes fine gold and silver jewellery, unique furniture and home accents, fine art prints, glass work and hand-carved masks and bentwood boxes. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 5 pm; Fri, Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm. THE IRONWORKS 235 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2 T. 604-681-5033 F. 604-681-5033

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

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

TRUNK GALLERY 1755 West Third Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-739-0800 F. 604-669-0829 UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 800-730-8825 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 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 YALETOWN GALLERY 123-1206 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2Y5 T. 604-687-2787 Yaletown Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Vancouver’s historic Yaletown. It seeks to create a dynamic multi-cultural visual art scene, bridging the gap between artists and the community; and to create opportunities for emerging artists by encourageing art collecting and particularly the appreciation of local artists. Wed to Sat 1 pm - 9 pm, Sun 1 pm - 6 pm. Cooperative Galleries AURORA GALLERY 2035-88 W Pender St, Tinsel Town Mall Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9 T. 778-889-4057 CIRCLE CRAFT GALLERY 1-1666 Johnston St (Granville Island) 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

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. 604-688-1724 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 North Vancouver, BC V7P 2S4 T. 604-454-1475 WOOD CO-OP 1592 Johnston St (Granville Island) Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2 T. 604-408-2553 F. 604-408-2553 Toll Free: 877-966-3500 The gallery opened in 2000, showing the work of just 34 artisans. Today it features the work of over 150 of British Columbia’s best woodworkers, earning a reputation as the definitive venue for heirloom quality wooden objects — studio furniture, hand-crafted contemporary design, sculpture, turnings, innovative lighting designs, and other fine woodworking. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. Public Galleries AMELIA DOUGLAS ART GALLERY 700 Royal Ave, PO Box 2503 New Westminster, BC V3L 5B2 T. 604-527-5723 html ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T. 604-927-6550 F. 604-927-6559 Art+Gallery/default.htm ASIAN CENTRE 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-3114 F. 604-822-5597 htm BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3 T. 604-682-3455 F. 604-682-3310 The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is Vancouver’s newest public gallery devoted to northwest coast art. Current exhibition “Bill Reid: Master of Haida Art” and permanent exhibition “Restoring Enchantment: Gold and Silver Masterworks by Bill Reid”. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5 pm; Sat, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Check website for winter hours after Oct 15. BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-297-4414 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 JAPANESE CANADIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 6688 Southoaks Cr, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7 T. 604-777-7000 LA GALERIE DU CENTRE 1551 West 7 Ave, Le Centre Culturel Francophone Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 T. 604-736-9806 F. 604-736-4661 MAPLE RIDGE ART GALLERY 11944 Haney Place - in The ACT Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1 T. 604-467-5855 in 1982, the Maple Ridge Art Gallery promotes the visual arts and educates through ongoing exhibitions, educational tours, workshops, artist’s talks, art rental programs, and a gallery shop. The gallery provides a facility for both amateur and professional artists of all ages. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 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 PLACE DES ARTS 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2 T. 604-664-1636 F. 604-664-1658 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. 604-247-8300 F. 604-247-8301 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. SEYMOUR ART GALLERY 4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2 T. 604-924-1378 F. 604-924-3786 Established in 1985, the gallery is a non-profit, public community gallery which presents an average of 13 art exhibitions annually — featuring a wide range of media and works by local, national and international artists and groups. Treasure Cove Gift Shop offers unique gifts by local artists. Second satellite location at Lonsdale Quay. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY 950 West 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7 T. 604-257-5111 F. 604-257-5119 Galleries West Spring 2009 80

SILK PURSE GALLERY 1570 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1A1 T. 604-975-7292 F. 604-922-8294 SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY GALLERY 8888 University Dr, AQ 3004 Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029 SURREY ART GALLERY 13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1 T. 604-501-5566 F. 604-501-5581 TECK GALLERY (SFU VANCOUVER CAMPUS) 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029 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 Commercial Gallery ASHPA NAIRA ART GALLERY & STUDIO 9492 Houghton Rd., Vernon, BC V1H 2C9 T. 250-549-4249 F. 250-549-4209 Located in Killiney on the west side of Okanagan Lake, this contemporary art gallery and studio, owned by artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, features original art in a home and garden setting. Discover a diverse group of emerging and established Okanagan and Canadian artists in painting, textiles, sculpture and ceramics. Open May 1 to October 15. Fri to Sun 10 am - 6 pm or by appt. Public Gallery VERNON ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096 The gallery presents a diverse and critical selection of artwork by international, national, regional and local artists. With an emphasis on the presentation of contemporary and new media art by established artists, the gallery also showcases artwork of midcareer and emerging artists in all media. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm.

THE FIFTY FIFTY ARTS COLLECTIVE 2516 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4M1 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. ARTEVO - VICTORIA 616 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 3V2 T. 250-389-1699 Toll Free: 888-389-1699 More than an art company, Artevo is a technologydriven, marketing company offering all categories of artworks, from high-end decorative to fine and collectable artworks, which are sourced through a worldwide network of accredited agents. Also located in Calgary, Artevo strives to present artists with the best chance of commercial success on the world stage. AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 Especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, the gallery considers itself a showcase for contemporary British Columbia, Canadian and international art, serving both corporate and private collectors — those new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. CHOSIN POTTERY 4283 Metchosin Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 3Z4 T. 250-474-2676 F. 250-474-2676 From their studio set in a beautiful, award-winning garden of a renovated house from the turn of the century, Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle produce a wide range of work, mainly in high temperature, reduction-fired porcelain — from one-of-a-kind pieces for decoration or contemplation to an excellent selection of functional pottery for everyday use. One half hour north of Victoria via Hwy 1, Exit 10 to Hwy 14 (Sooke Rd) and Metchosin Rd. Daily 10 am - 5 pm.


May Ip-Lam, White Bamboo in the Valley, 24 1/2” x 25”, acrylic and water colour on mulberry paper

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

DALES GALLERY 537 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R3 T. 250-383-1552

Yuri Arajs Untitled (weather) May 22 - June 20

EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY 904 Gordon St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8 T. 250-388-4330 F. 250-388-4328 ECLECTIC GALLERY 2170 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1E9 T. 250-590-8095 Specializing in original contemporary fine art paintings, sculpture, photography and jewellery, this welcoming light-filled gallery is known for its vibrant selection of local and regional art. It offers rotating art exhibitions of excellent quality at its easily-accessible location in the heart of Oak Bay Village. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

Wayne Ngan Ronan Boyle

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

GALERIE SORANCE 137-1325 Bear Mountain Parkway Victoria, BC V9B 6T8 T. 250-590-8989 F. 250-984-0799

Hornby Island Group Show June 26 - July 25

Summer Salon Group Show July 31 - August 22

HILL’S NATIVE ART 1008 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 T. 250-385-3911 F. 250-385-5371 Toll Free: 866-685-5422

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MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 MAY IP-LAM GALLERY 655A Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 3L6 T. 250-384-1629 Chinese brush paintings by May Ip-Lam; Chinese drybrush paintings by PC Lam; wood and lino cuts by Eleanor Kobley; oil pastels by Robert Chouinard. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. MERCURIO GALLERY 602 Courtney St, Victoria, BC V8W 1B6 T. 250-388-5158 The intimate space offers local excellence in paintings and prints, fine ceramics and jewellery, vintage pottery and small sculpture, often including classic Inuit pieces. Also featuring paintings and work in other media by the well-known Limners group, formed among Victoria artists in the 1970s. Mon to Sat 11 am - 5:30 pm. MORRIS GALLERY 428 Burnside Rd E (on Alpha) Victoria, BC V8T 2X1 T. 250-388-6652 F. 250-386-6612 P.S. GALLERY AT PLACE 3-3690 Shelbourne St, Victoria, BC V8P 4H2 T. 250-381-3488 F. 250-381-3466 The gallery, located in Place function + design, offers original contemporary art by established and

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emerging artists in a design-conscious home décor setting. The directors are guided by a strong belief in great design, carefully chosen materials and quality craftsmanship — whether art or thoughtfully-designed furniture and accessories. Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE GALLERY 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4 T. 250-642-3421 F. 250-642-6988 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,

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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 VIEW ART GALLERY 104-860 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z8 T. 250-213-1162 Located in the Harris Green/New Town neighbourhood of downtown Victoria, this new gallery is a short stroll from the major hotels and downtown shops. The focus of the gallery is contemporary modern abstract paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and new media by distinguished Canadian artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment. 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

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Royal BC Museum Slide Room Gallery View Art Gallery West End Gallery Winchester Broad Winchester Humboldt Winchester Oak Bay 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 two other downtown galleries. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Cooperative Galleries COLLECTIVE WORKS GALLERY 1311 Gladstone Ave, Box 5079 Victoria, BC V8R 6N3 T. 250-590-1345 Collectors will find contemporary fine art by emerging and established professional artists. This nonprofit artist association works for the support of its collective members, as well as for promotion of visual art in the community at large. Tues to Thurs 11 am - 6 pm; Fri, Sat 11 am - 8 pm; Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. GALLERY OF ARTISANS 811 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H6 T. 250-380-9505 GOWARD HOUSE 2495 Arbutus Rd, Victoria, BC V8N 1V9 T. 250-477-4401 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. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm; Sun noon - 5 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

COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA G6-1001 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 2C5 T. 250-381-2787 F. 250-383-9155

Public Gallery SCOTIA CREEK GALLERY, MILLENIUM PLACE 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-8410 F. 604-935-8413

DELUGE CONTEMPORARY ART 636 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L3 T. 250-385-3327

SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B0 T. 866-441-7522


NEW GALLERY John and Vijaya Taylor recently opened their Eclectic Gallery on Oak Bay Ave in Victoria. LEGACY GALLERY AND CAFÉ 630 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-381-7670 MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY Box 3025 Stn CSC, University Centre, B155-380 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-6562 F. 250-721-8997 ROYAL BC MUSEUM 675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 T. 250-356-7226 F. 250-387-5674 Toll Free: 888-447-7977 SLIDE ROOM GALLERY 2549 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8T 4E1 T. 250-380-3500

BRANDON Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF SOUTHWESTERN MANITOBA 710 Rosser Ave, Suite 2, Brandon, MB R7A 0K9 T. 204-727-1036 F. 204-726-8139 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 Departments/Aboriginal/places/artworks.asp CHURCHILL Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES Box 336, 174 Kelsey Blvd, Churchill, MB R0B 0E0 T. 204-675-2681 F. 204-675-2236 GIMLI

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.

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 giclée printing, photo restoration, certified custom conservation framing. Mon, Thur to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE Public Gallery PORTAGE & DISTRICT ARTS CENTRE GALLERY & GIFT SHOP 11 2 St NE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 T. 204-239-6029 The gallery features a new exhibition or installation each month, showcasing works from Manitoba and across the country. The gift shop offers art supplies as well as a mix of original art including pottery, photography, stained glass, wildfowl carvings and paintings by local and regional artists. Located within the William Glesby Centre. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. WINNIPEG

THE PATH GALLERY 122-4338 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-932-7570

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

T. 204-779-6253 F. 204-944-1804 The home of the Manitoba Printmakers Association is a production space and gallery featuring limited edition graphics by artists from Manitoba and Canada. Mon to Fri 11 am - 4 pm.

URBAN SHAMAN 203 - 290 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-2674 F. 204-944-9577

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.

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

NUNAVUT GALLERY INC 603 Corydon, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0P3 T. 204-478-7233 F. 204-475-7539

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

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 relocated to Johnston Terminal at The Forks. Mon to Sun 10 am - 6 pm.

PLATFORM: CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC & DIGITAL ARTS 121-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 T. 204-942-8183 F. 204-942-1555

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 CRE8ERY GALLERY 2-125 Adelaide St (cor William) Winnipeg, MB R3A 0W4 T. 204-510-1623 GALLERY 803 803 Erin St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 2W2 T. 204-489-0872 Toll Free: 866-352-6763 GALLERY LACOSSE 169 Lilac St, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S1 T. 204-284-0726 Located in a historic area known for its restaurants and indie boutiques, Gallery Lacosse celebrates Manitoba Art and its place in the Canadian creative landscape. Always unique and original the art represented may be traditional, contemporary, decorative, abstract, representational, or functional. Up-to-date website highlights artists, events and promotions. Tues to Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. KEN SEGAL GALLERY 531 Osborne St, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2B2 T. 204-477-4527 Recently relocated to south Osborne, 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, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. MARTHA STREET STUDIO 11 Martha St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2

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 MEDEA GALLERY 132 Osborne St in The Village Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Y3 T. 204-453-1115 This artist-run cooperative was established in 1976, and features traditional and contemporary original fine art by Manitoba artists, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, intaglio and serigraph prints, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Rental plan and gift certificates available. Open Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4pm. OUTWORKS ART GALLERY 290 McDermot Ave, 3rd flr Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-949-0274 STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 Public Galleries EDGE ARTIST VILLAGE AND GALLERY 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1

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T. 204-479-4551 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 galleryoneoneone/info111.html LA GALERIE Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 boul. Provencher, St Boniface, MB R2H 0G7 T. 204-233-8972


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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 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

LA MAISON DES ARTISTES VISUELS FRANCOPHONES INC. 219, boul. Provencher, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G4 T. 204-237-5964 F. 204-233-5074

THE MANITOBA MUSEUM 190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 T. 204-956-2830 F. 204-942-3679

MARTHA STREET STUDIO 11 Martha St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2 T. 204-779-6253 F. 204-944-1804

THE PAVILION GALLERY MUSEUM 55 Pavilion Cres, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 T. 204-888-5466 F. 204-889-8136

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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. Established in 2005, and located one hour south of Moose Jaw, the gallery houses the founder’s diverse private collection of Canadian and international paintings, sculptures and artifacts including several Group of Seven pieces. Periodic recitals, readings, lectures and touring exhibits. Tea room facilities. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm, closed public holidays and holiday weekends unless otherwise posted.

UKRAINIAN CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTRE - OSEREDOK 184 Alexander Ave East, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 T. 204-942-0218 F. 204-943-2857


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

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

Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 This public gallery offers a free exchange of ideas and perspectives to reflect the rapidly expanding social and cultural diversity. With the collaboration of provincial and national institutions, the gallery seeks to make contemporary art accessible, meaningful, and vital to diverse audiences of all ages. Tues to Fri 8:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 1 pm - 4 pm. LUMSDEN, SK Commercial Gallery LETTERBOX GALLERY 220 James Street N, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0 T. 306-731-3300 Opening May 2004, the gallery will focus initially on local and Saskatchewan-based artists and artisans while future offerings will also feature artists

MEACHAM Commercial Gallery THE HAND WAVE GALLERY Box 145, 409 3 Ave N, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221 MELVILLE Public Gallery GALLERY WORKS AND THE 3RD DIMENSION 800 Prince Edward St PO Box 309 Melville, SK S0A 2P0 T. 306-728-4494 MOOSE JAW Commercial Gallery CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHICS 134 Main Street N Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 3J7 T. 306-692-4449 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

sentation 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.

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NORTH BATTLEFORD Public Galleries 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 Galleries 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. 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 repre-

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 DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311, Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-777-6040 F. 306-949-7264 The Regina Public Library has been exhibiting art continuously since 1949. In 1964, a multi-purpose art gallery was built as part of the Library’s current location and dedicated to engaging, researching and presenting a diverse range of visual artwork with the main focus on contemporary culture. Mon to Thur 9:30 am - 9 pm, Fri 9:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 1:30 pm - 5 pm. 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 contem-

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porary works by Canadian, American and international artists. Major touring exhibits. Gallery Shop, 175-seat Theatre, Learning Centre and Resource Centre. Corner of Albert St and 23rd Ave, SW corner of Wascana Centre. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thur and Fri until 9 pm; Sun and hol 11 am - 5:30 pm. SASKATOON Artist-run Galleries A.K.A. GALLERY 424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4 T. 306-652-0044 F. 306-652-9924


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MacKenzie Art Gallery 3475 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4S 6X6 Ph: (306) 584-4250 Email:

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 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, textile, metal sculpture, photography, glass, wood and clay sculpture. Many of the works are offered on a lease-to-own basis. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

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

Founded in 2005, the Gallery features an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures and artifacts by Canadian and international artists. Located one hour south of Moose Jaw at the junction of Highways 2 and 13.


T. 306-966-8384 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. 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 ga.html 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. WEYBURN Public Gallery ALLIE GRIFFIN ART GALLERY 45 Bison Ave NE (mail to: 424 10 Ave S) Weyburn, SK S4H 2A1 T. 306-848-3278 F. 306-848-3271 YORKTON Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton, SK S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667




Nerissa Rosati and Harreson Tanner have opened the Copper Moon Gallery next door to the Yukon Artists @ Work Cooperative in Whitehorse.

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 INUVIK photo by Ottenbreit Photography

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Public Galleries DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE University of Saskatchewan, 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8

Commercial Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES INUVIK Box 2398, 115 Mackenzie Rd Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

T. 867-777-2786 F. 867-777-4430

T. 867-873-4050 F. 867-873-4375


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.

Commercial Gallery COPPER MOON GALLERY 3 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 Cooperative Gallery YUKON ARTISTS @ WORK COOPERATIVE 3 Glacier Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7 T. 867-393-4848 Public Gallery YUKON ARTS CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY 300 College Dr, PO Box 16 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9 T. 867-667-8485 YELLOWKNIFE Commercial Galleries ARCTIC ART GALLERY 26-4910 50 Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S5

NORTHERN IMAGES YELLOWKNIFE Box 935, 4801 Franklin Avenue Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7 T. 867-873-5944 F. 867-973-9224 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

DIRECTORY To advertise, call 403-234-7097 or 1-866-697-2002

CAPRICE FINE ART & CO. INC. 65 Boundary St, Kimberley, BC V1A 2H4 T. 250-427-2556 Featuring original oil paintings by Canadian artist Caprice. Her paintings capture the feeling and energy of the surrounding landscape. Her works are in private and corporate collections across Canada, in the United States, Europe and New Zealand. Visitors are invited to watch an artist at work in her studio gallery. Hours are flexible, so to avoid disappointment, be sure to phone ahead.

VIRGINIA BOULAY - STUDIO Calgary, AB T. 403-242-4628 Noted for her spirited desire to connect with the land and the resulting strong and vibrant landscapes, Boulay says the start of every painting finds her deeply engaged with nature. Detailed graphite sketches are developed which later evolve into finished works (primarily acrylic on canvas), in her Calgary home/studio. Originals and giclée reproductions are available and commissions welcome.

IRMA SOLTONOVICH URBANART STUDIO Victoria, BC T. 250-812-2705 This Victoria artist specializes in abstract landscapes and seascapes. She welcomes commissions. Irma also offers art classes for both teens and adults at Art School Victoria (website of same name). For more information contact her directly and arrange to visit her home studio.


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. THE DIVERSE ART OF VAL MOKER 100 McKee Crescent, Regina, SK S4S 5N6 T. 306-584-5835 art@valmoker.coms Val Moker’s diverse oil and acrylic paintings display human interest, cultural and nature scenes that

84TH ANNUAL “OPEN WATER 2009” INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION: A WATER BASED MEDIA EXHIBITION 102-258 Wallace Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 3M9 T. 416-533-5100 Founded in 1925 by A.J. Casson, the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) announces “Open Water 2009” to be held September 5 - October 24 at the Leighton Art Centre, Calgary, Alberta. Deadline: May 15, 2009. Over $5,000 in Awards & Medals. Download Entry, or send SASE. ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS - ART ACQUISITION 10708 - 105 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5H 0A1 T. 780-427-9968 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, 2009. 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

Circa 1770, Oil on Linen Canvas, 24” x 36”


evoke strong emotion. As an international artist, her citations include the Academy of Western Artist’s Will Rogers Medallion Award, the Canadian Portrait Academy’s Peoples’ Choice Award and the Calgary Stampede Western Art Showcase’s Best New Artist Award.

The Diverse Art of Val Moker 306.584.5835

Donna’s Recollections, Oil on Linen Canvas, 40” x 20”


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Kingston, ON K7L 4X8 T. 613-769-7372 The Kingston Arts Council announces the Kingston Prize for 2009, a Canadian portrait competition featuring 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, 2009. First prize $10,000; plus Honourable Mentions and People’s Choice. Winners will be announced in Kingston in October. The exhibition will then travel to Wolfville, NS; Toronto, ON; and Calgary AB. Details on website. THE WORKS ART & DESIGN FESTIVAL JUNE 19 - JULY 1 Downtown Edmonton, AB T. 780-426-2122 HEAT is the theme for this years' Festival, with workshops, demonstrations, lectures and exhibits about urbanization, war and sustainability. As the largest FREE outdoor Art & Design Festival in North America, The Works showcases over 500 artists at more than 30 sites taking over one square mile of Edmonton's downtown core.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS THE ARTIST PROJECT TORONTO 100-10 Alcorn Ave Toronto, ON M4V 3A9 T. 416-960-4527 The Artist Project Toronto, a four-day juried exhibition and sale of independent fine artists, is inviting applications for its 2010 show (March 4 - 7) — an opportunity for artists to expand their market and connect with gallerists, collectors and art enthusiasts. Additional information and applications available on website.

ART SHOWS 28TH ANNUAL CALGARY STAMPEDE WESTERN ART SHOW JULY 3 - 12, 2009 Hall D, BMO Centre at Stampede Park Calgary, AB T. 403-261-0101 Since 1977, the Western Art Show has presented well-known western artists whose work is indicative of the heritage and grandeur of the west, depicting themes of western prairie/mountain culture, lifestyle, heritage, and characters; art that is diverse in medium and subject including: ranching, landscapes, rodeo, agriculture, First Nations, florals, portraits; architecture and wildlife. ANNUAL CHALKWALK AND ART SHOW ON UPTOWN 17, SEP 12, 2009 17th Ave, Calgary Talented Alberta College of Art + Design students sketch chalk designs and creations onto a concrete canvas on the sidewalks of 17th Ave near Tomkins Park. Juried competition and Peoples Choice Award. CHEONGJU INTERNATIONAL CRAFT BIENNALE, SOUTH KOREA — SEP 23 - OCT 1, 2009 329 Heungdeok-Ro, Heungdeok-Gu Cheongju-Si, Chungcheongbuk-Do 361-828 index.php Canada will be the featured guest country at the 6th anniversary of the Biennale — the largest fine craft-based biennale in the world, displaying the work of over 1000 artists from more than 40 countries and over half a million visitors (collectors, curators, academics, craftspeople and of course, the public) in attendance. Click on website for details on a fundraising tour package to attend the Biennale, and for bookings contact Joyce Lui at Mimi Holidays at 1-866-918-4080. DRAWN - ARTISTS & DRAWINGS FESTIVAL, JULY 18 - AUGUST 8, 2009 Vancouver, BC For three weeks in July and August, Vancouver-area galleries and museums will come together to host an unprecedented series of exhibitions devoted to the medium of drawing. The first celebration of its kind in Canada, this unique multi-venue event will include a program of free lectures, gallery tours, exhibition openings, artist talks, a symposium, and more. Details available June 1, 2009.

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FIRST ANNUAL “ALL ART SHOW” JULY 10 - 12, 2009 6726 Eustace Rd, Legion Hall, Sooke, BC V9Z 1G1 Toll Free: 877-642-6745 info@allartshow.orgS This “All Art Show” features artist/author Sue Coleman and other high quality artists while highlighting literary components of art: graphic novelists, photo-journalists and fashion photographers. Meet authors and learn “How to get Published”; book readings; silent auction; music and food. Fri 2 pm - 9 pm; Sat noon - 9 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm. Application details on website. Deadline June 26. MANITOBA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, OPEN COMPETITION & EXHIBITION The Bay, Portage and Memorial, Winnipeg, MB T. 204-837-8987 www.mbsa This 77th Annual Open Competition and Exhibition of original artwork runs May 30 to June 27, 2009, at “THE BAY” - Portage & Memorial(6th flr), Winnipeg, Manitoba. Opening on Saturday, May 30 at 2:30 pm, the exhibition features some of Manitoba’s finest creative visual art. A variety of media and styles are on display and most works are for sale. MASTERPIECE WEEKEND, SALT SPRING ISLAND, JUNE 19 - 21, 2009 ArtSpring Island Arts Centre Salt Spring Island This festival weekend presented by the Salt Spring Fine Art Initiative brings together 40 works by 40 artists for one event. There will be food and music too.

ART TOURS CALGARY ARTWALK Multiple public and Commercial Galleries Calgary, AB THIRD WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER Visit Calgary galleries and artist studios to discover the quality and variety of artists’ work available in Calgary in a friendly and casual atmosphere. The event is free. Many venues provide refreshments and host special events. Great for art students, collectors and for the novice to meet artists and watch creativity happen before their eyes. Maps and participating galleries on website. GALLERY WALK OF EDMONTON October 17 and 18, 2009, 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 eight 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. VISIONS ART STUDIO TOUR Duncan, BC T. 250-246-4034 Twenty studios, 31 artists celebrate summer with their annual show and sale July 2-6, 2009. This free self-guided tour winds through the Cowichan Valley and includes paintings, jewellery, ceramics, photography, wood carvings, glass, weaving, textiles, and more. Explore the countryside, meet the artists, watch demonstrations and find unique gifts. Check website for map and details.

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ART GALLERY FOR SALE GALLERY/FRAMING SHOP FOR SALE Calgary, AB T. 403-630-8424 Well-established picture-framing and art gallery for sale in prime downtown location in Calgary. Established in 1990 by owner who works in gallery. Business opportunity for one or two people — with potential to expand. Favourable lease conditions. Asking $57,000 including equipment, furniture and fixtures, inventory and goodwill. Owner will train. Call for more information.

ART AUCTIONS HODGINS ART AUCTIONS LTD 5240 1A St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J1 T. 403-252-4362 F. 403-259-3682

Hodgins is one of western Canada’s largest and longest running auction companies dedicated to quality fine art. They hold catalogued auctions of Canadian and international fine art every May and November. In addition, appraisal services are offered for estate settlement, insurance, matrimonial division and other purposes. Individual and corporate consignments of artworks for sale are always welcome. LANDO ART AUCTIONS 11130 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L5 T. 780-990-1161 F. 780-990-1153 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.

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

ART FRAMING 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.

ART INSTALLATION 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.

ART LESSONS LEADING EDGE ART WORKSHOPS 28-1911 Spiller Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4G5 T. 403-233-7389 Learn and develop your creative talents through instruction by renowned professional artists from Canada and USA. Workshops for all levels, in all mediums, watercolour, acrylic, oil, mixed media, creativity, drawing. Workshops are two to five days; February to November; good studio space with great light; in Calgary and Winnipeg. Original art available online.

ART STORAGE/APPRAISALS 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.

ART RENTAL TRIANGLE GALLERY ART RENTAL SERVICES T. 403-874-9685 Rent and/or purchase artwork by more than 35 emerging and established professional artists from Calgary and region. Art ranges from realist to abstract style with a wide selection of sizes and media. View and choose directly on the Art Rental Services website. Artists are encouraged to apply. Organized by Friends of Triangle Gallery in support of the gallery’s exhibition and education programs.

ART REPRODUCTION ART-MASTERS.NET 1608 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1M5 T. 403-229-2953 Specializing in professional, archival, custom giclée printing for more than 12 years with complete inhouse service, they cater to over 300 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.

ART SCHOOLS ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN 1407 14 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7678 F. 403-284-7644 Toll Free: 800-251-8290 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 2009 SUMMER ART SCHOOL Red Deer College, 100 College Blvd, PO Box 5005 Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 Toll Free: 888-886-2787 Painting, drawing, jewellery, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking, glass art, mixed media and more …. whatever one's passion, it's an opportunity to spend a week this summer lost in art. World-renowned instructors – first-rate facilities. Courses for all skill levels. May through August 2009. Catalogues available online now.

ART STUDIOS/GALLERIES TO LEASE ART CENTRAL 100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-543-9900 This landmark building on the NW corner of 7th Ave and Centre St SW in downtown Calgary has been renovated to house artist studios, galleries, and ancillary retail businesses. Centrally located opposite Hyatt Regency Hotel, only one block from Stephen Avenue Walk. For more information or leasing inquiries please visit website or call for Sandra Neill.

ART GALLERY SOFTWARE 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.

ART PRESERVATION MUSEUM QUALITY RESTORATIONS 421 Victoria Ave , Winnipeg, MB T. 204-222-8327 With professional museum experience across North America and abroad, owner Ron Solkoski, also a practising artist, offers a wide range of services to make valuables and collectibles worth keeping. From large museum-size dinosaurs to personal

curios, Ron applies his creative know-how to the many facets of restoration including mold-making replacement parts, cleaning and re-finishing. Call for appointment.

ART SUPPLIES 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. 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, Sun noon - 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 Íhow to’ handouts and artist demos. Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource. STUDIO TODOROVIC 110-100 7 Ave SW, Art Central Calgary, AB T2P 0W4 T. 403-450-1917

Strategically located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Studio Todorovic carries a selection of artistgrade materials. Brands carried are Golden Acrylics & Mediums, M.Graham Oils & Watercolours, Lyra, Speedball, Local Organic Beeswax, Gotrick Canvas and more. Student discounts with ID. Store will price-match local shops only. Mon - Fri 10 am to 6 pm, Sat 11 am to 6 pm. SWINTON’S ART SUPPLIES 7160 Fisher St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0W5 T. 403-258-3500 Large selection of art materials and hard-to-find supplies. Special orders welcome. Free delivery in the Calgary area for bulk orders. Full custom framing shop and complete restoration services. Swinton’s Art Instruction classes, art books and magazines. Sign up for regular newsletter mailing. 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.

ARTIST RETREATS EMMA LAKE KENDERDINE CAMPUS University of Saskatchewan, c/o Paul Trottier, Director, Room 133, Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8 T. 306-966-2463 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.





PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ALLWEST INSURANCE SERVICES LTD 203-1807 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3G9 T. 604-730-7389 F. 604-731-9210 Allwest Insurance is passionate about art. Their knowledgeable brokers have negotiated with major insurance companies to provide art galleries, dealers, and art and wine collectors with favourable and competitive insurance packages. They provide valuation based on the ‘selling price’ of the artwork, even for contemporary artwork. Call art specialist Lisa Gardner for a free quotation. STUART COWEN PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 11148 81 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 0S5 T. 780-431-0151 This chartered accounting, management consulting and business advisory practice has been a proud supporter of the arts in Alberta since it was established in 1978. The staff of five provides full service support to professional and business clients, individual artists, arts organizations and the notfor-profit community — as well as advising new ventures and start-ups. Contact Stuart or Darlene to review your needs. 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 which celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2005. The service offers orientation information and gifts of welcome, without obligation and by appointment only, to senior executives at the time of appointment and/or arrival in the city. Visit request forms available online.


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(1908 – 1986)

Llewellyn Petley-Jones, Self Portrait, Horseshoe Bay, oil on canvas, 1951, 58" X 48".

Llewellyn Petley-Jones moved to Horseshoe Bay in the early 1950s, when it was little more than a settlement of scattered cottages around a small marina, a considerable journey north from downtown Vancouver. He had just returned to Canada following a successful 15-year period in Europe, where he had been mingling in cafes with artists like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. The Royal Academy of Art in London had hung Petley-Jones’s watercolours on the line — at eye level — an honour that few artists, let alone unknown young Canadian painters, were given. He was invited to show his paintings at the Salon d’Automne in Paris, where Matisse, Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall and other leading painters hung their work — heady days for the Edmonton-born artist. The accolades, along with the revolutionary art ideas circulating in Paris during the first half of the 20th century, kept Petley-Jones in Europe. He 90 Galleries West Summer 2009

began to use bolder hues in large blocks of colour in his landscapes and portraits, a departure from his early work, which had grown out of the delicate Victorian watercolour tradition. His new style was influenced by the fauvist and cubist movements he studied in France, and he brought those techniques back with him to B.C. Around the wooded hillsides surrounding Horseshoe Bay, Petley-Jones indulged his interest in plein air painting, tramping around the rough terrain with his canvases and paintbrushes. The landscape brought a new clarity to his works — his European landscapes had been affected by the layers of smog and pollution in the crowded cities there. The B.C. paintings are filled with light, their vivid colour and strong brushwork examples of the influence the fauvist movement still had on his work. On January 16, 1951, Petley-Jones found himself confined to his indoor studio at Horseshoe Bay by bad weather. He began to paint a cubist self-portrait, and what emerged was unlike anything he had done before. Natural shapes, such as the cat and the artist’s figure, are simplified and abstracted into geometric forms. A small vignette pictured through a window behind the painter illustrates boats on Horseshoe Bay. There’s a sense of fun in this painting, as if the artist, stuck inside on a rainy day, has decided to try on the identity of Picasso, one of his influences. It’s in the harlequin costume, the corked wine bottle, the Guernica-style light bulb, and the artist peering slyly from behind the easel as if to say “What do you think of this?” By 1954, Petley-Jones had returned to Europe, where he lived until his death in 1986. This individual painting, singular in a series of strong B.C. landscapes, obviously appealed to the artist. He took it back overseas with him, where it was acquired by an English collector who kept it until last year. The artist’s nephew, Matt Petley-Jones, who runs the Petley-Jones Gallery in Vancouver, learned the portrait was coming up for auction from a client outside of London, and successfully bid on it. “It’s funny how the painting has come full circle back to the Vancouver area,” he says. — Beverly Cramp





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