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Alberta Craft Gallery
10186 106th St NW
Hours: mon-sat 10am-5pm thurs 10am-6pm
Now one of two public galleries in Alberta dedicated to fine craft presents over 15 exhibitions each year. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine craft - pottery, blown glass, jewellery, fibre, home accessories, furniture and much more - all handmade by Alberta and Canadian craft artists.
Sep 2 - Dec 24
Landmarks. An examination of the prairie landscape from multiple perspectives by glass artists Julia Reimer, Tyler Rock and Katherine Russell.
Sep 9-Oct 14 Perch. Mixed media sculptures by Dena Seiferling and Stefanie Staples explore conservation, biodiversity and preservation of birds.
Oct 21-Nov 25
Karen Rhebergen: Ordinary, explores the richness of daily life through her batik works.
Oct 21-Nov 25 Laura McKibbon: We Meet Here, explores notions of place and cultural identity through ceramic work produced during a recent residency at the Vallauris AIR in southern France.
Alberta Craft Gallery - Calgary
Suite 208 - 1721 29th Ave SW
Hours: wed-sat 12-6pm
Opened June 2017. The second of two public galleries in Alberta dedicated to fine craft. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine craft - pottery, blown glass, jewellery, fibre, home accessories, furniture and much more - all handmade by Alberta and Canadian craft artists.
To Sep 23 Citizens of Craft. Declare yourself and join the movement of makers, appreciators, shoppers and admirers. Participating artists: Jackie Anderson, Holly Boone, Dawn Detarando, Evelyn Grant, Kenton Jeske, Sung Name Kim, Brian McArthur, Terri Millinoff, Jill Nuckles, Brenda Philp. Jean-Claude and Talar Prefontaine, Brenda Raynard, Julia Reimer, Dena Seiferling, and Laura Sharp.
Alberta Printmakers Gallery and Studio
4025 4th St SE
Hours: wed-sat 11am-4pm, +15 Window, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, Arts Commons, 205 8th Ave SE
Alberta Printmakers facilitates contemporary interpretations of print media in culture. A/P is committed to excellence in the arts through the provision of exhibitions programming, production facilities for printmaking, and educational opportunities.
A/P +15 WINDOW
To Sep 29 Robert Lemermeyer: Analog.
Sep 8-Oct 12 Chad Erpelding: Taking Stock.
Oct 20-Nov 30 Stacey Watson: Field Work.
Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Hours: tues & fri 11am-5pm wed-thurs 10am-8pm sat-sun 10am-5pm. Admission: members free, adults $12.50, seniors (65+)/students $8.50, children under 6 free, children 7-17 $8.50, family (up to 2 adults + 4 children) $26.50
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta and the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. The AGA underwent a major re-building project. Designed by Los Angeles architect Randall Stout, the 85,000 sq foot (7,900 sq metres) new AGA opened to the public on January 31, 2010. The new Gallery features three floors of premiere exhibition space; the City of Edmonton Terrace; the Singhmar Centre for Art Education; Zinc resto lounge; Shop AGA; Ledcor Theatre and an Art Rental and Sales Gallery.
To Sep 10 for the time being: 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art teams the Art Gallery of Alberta with Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity’s Walter Phillips Gallery to bring viewers never-before exhibited works by 24 Alberta artists, showing concurrently in both locations.
To Sep 24 Gretzky is Everywhere. Technology meets pop art in this exhibition featuring Andy Warhol’s celebrated 1984 print Wayne Gretzky 99. See it in several galleries across the country at the same time via live video feed from each venue.
To Oct 8 Past Imperfect: A Canadian History Project is not a complete or comprehensive visual history of Canada—it is an accumulation of stories and associations between works of art and moments in Canadian history.
To Nov 12 Cutline: From the Photography Archives of The Globe and Mail. This exhibition of press photographs uses select image captions to highlight the pictorial conventions employed by news photographers and picture editors from the 1950s through 1980s.
To Dec 31 Atelier is a creation space for you to explore, experiment, and problem-solve. Use analog and digital animation techniques to make simple animations, build sets, and record your story.
Opening Sep 30 Turbulent Landings: The NGC 2017 Canadian Biennial presented at the Art Gallery of Alberta as a satellite component of the National Gallery of Canada's 2017 Canadian Biennial, Turbulent Landings features new work from Canadian and International artists.
RBC WORK ROOM
To Oct 18 Zachary Ayotte + Nulle Part—Shelter. A six-week artist residency culminating in an exhibition featuring sound, installation, and photography, and exploring the boundaries between public and private, light and dark, seen and unseen.
Opening Oct 14 Dara Huminiski and Sergio Serrano:Monument, artists/designers Dara Humniski and Sergio Serrano explore tradition, artifact, ruins, utopias and the space between art and design.
Art Gallery of St. Albert
19 Perron St
St. Albert, AB
Hours: tues-sat 10am-5pm thurs 10am-8pm
Located in the historic Banque d'Hochelaga building, Art Gallery of St. Albert features contemporary and community exhibitions, brought to life with community programs and events. Education programs offer visual arts opportunities for thousands of children, youth and adults throughout the year.
To Sep 2 Healing Process: Sima Elizabeth Shefrin, Darian Goldin Stahl, and Gerry Yaum. Three artists use their artistic practice to shed light on treatment, pain, and tragedy, and to reconcile their own emotions and understanding of their experiences.
To Sep 30 Dreaming of Canada: A Mail Art Project. Through the medium of Mail Art, the Dreaming of Canada project shares aspirations, hopes and impressions surrounding Canada. An array of artist’s works will be selected from the project for an exhibition that culminates during Alberta Culture Days.
Sep 7-30 The Prairies, the Maritimes and a Few Lakes. An artistic survey spanning many years. A celebration of the artist’s experiences, achievements and memories, it chronicles the wide geography of Canada with sentimental, yet thoughtful prose.
Oct 5-28 Inside Painting. Painter Peter Ivens describes himself as a student of the natural world. His classroom comprises the rivers, mountains and skies surrounding his home in the Bow River Valley. His practice is an evolving study of the wonders of nature, and his works respond to the ever-changing landscapes of colour, water and light in the Alberta wilderness.
REPRESENTING: Twyla Exner Elizabeth Shefrin Darian Goldin Stahl Gerry Yaum
110 Centre Ave W
Black Diamond, AB
Hours: daily 10am-6pm including holidays and by appt
A destination gallery in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, committed to representing local, handmade, one-of-a-kind fine art and fine craft in a wide range of media, and a warm, inspirational and eclectic shopping experience.
A destination for handmade, one-of-a-kind fine art and craft. We represent close to 200 artists, most of whom live and work within 100 miles of the gallery.
REPRESENTING: Visual Art: Barbara Ballachey, Rick Berg, Erin Boake, Blanca Botero-Fuentes, Robert Byrne, Steve Coffey, Richard Connor, Connie Gerts, Jeri-Lyn Ing, Maryanne Jespersen, Eleanor Lowden, Jennifer Mack, Jana Milne, Dana Roman, Janice Tanton, Mady Thiel-Kopstein, Claire Uhlick, Dirk van Wyk, Pam Weber, and David Zimmerman; Pottery: David Barnes, Alysse Bowd, Katie Borrowman, Sally Dobbin, Judith Green, Lance Hall (Stillpoint), Patricia Hartnagel, Neil Liske, Tammy Parks-Legge, John Robertson, Julia Rayne Schumacher, Ruby Serben, Ellen Statz, Sam Uhlick; Jewellery: Shelagh Blatz, Linda Catt, Linda Chow, Sheila Fendall, Jesper Jensen, Laura McIvor, Neshka, Alicia Niles, Amy Ragsdale, Lena Skadegard, JP Jutras, Ellinor Stenroos; Wood: Dave Beeman, Jim Coffey, Ron Falconer, Ken Hawtin, Mike Mulvey, Jim Osenton, Rick Wiebe; Glass: Carl Belyea, John Cooper, Julia Reimer, Tyler Rock, Jay Lamb, Nicole Tremblay; Fibre Arts: Elizabeth Ellis-Bassett, Anne Fetterly, Ilya Oratovsky, Dana Roman, Heide Tieleman, Deb Turner; Lighting: Lynn Melanson; Metal: James Greisinger, Crys Harse
Bugera Matheson Gallery
10345 124th St NW
Hours: tues-fri 11am-5:00pm; sat 10 am-5:30pm
The Bugera Matheson Gallery represents Canadian artists with an diverse collection of contemporary works by established, mid-career and a select group of emerging artists.
We invite you to come to the gallery. Whether you are in the market to buy or to peruse and enjoy... it is your experience, our role is to help facilitate it.
Sep 29-Oct 13 Jane Everett: Road Less Traveled. The Road Less Travelled series examines the interface between the wilderness and the road. Distorted and abstracted by the rain, the forest leans into the street threatening to take back the pavement, light standards, hydro wires and the cars that move between them. The point of view uses the rush and blur of light to evoke the landscape as we usually see it; from a moving vehicle.
Oct 20-Nov 3 Ernestine Tahedl: Symphonic Timbre. Ernestine’s new works are exhilarating abstractions with only hints of the landscapes that inspired them. Executed with such mastery, the work is frenzied, exciting, colorful, complex. Ernestine hardly requires an introduction as she has been so widely recognized her in Canada and in Europe. Coming from Austria in 1963, Ernestine launched her career here in Edmonton and has become an artist with a global reach.
REPRESENTING: Scott Plear - RCA, Ernestine Tahedl - RCA, OSA, Ken Wallace - RCA, Jamie Evrard, Peter Deacon - RCA, Jane Everett, Casey McGlynn, Michele Drouin- RCA, Shawn Serfas, Les Graff RCA, Terry Fenton, and more.
Christine Klassen Gallery
200-321 50th Ave SE
Hours: tues-sat 10am-5pm or by appt
Christine Klassen Gallery / CKG represents a dynamic group of artists united by their craft-intensive approach to artmaking. CKG endeavours to stimulate gallery visitors through innovative projects and exhibitions of painting, drawing, photography and sculpture.
REPRESENTING: Karrie Arthurs, Daniel Barkley, Mike Binzer, Kevin Boyle, Ronald Boaks, Gary Campbell, Susan Collett, Ben Cope, Dale Dunning, Bénédicte Dussère, Sarah Fuller, Jean-François Gromaire, Aron Hill, France Jodoin, Madeleine Lamont, Michael Levin, Lori Lukasewich, Patricia Macdonald, Alexandre Masino, Lisa Matthias, Lee Nielsen, Ulrich Panzer, Birgit Piskor, Teresa Posyniak, Sean William Randall, Michael Schreiner, Colin Smith, Leesa Streifler, Diana Thorneycroft, Debra Van Tuinen, Verna Vogel, Carl White, Zane Wilcox and Brad Woodfin.
Collectors' Gallery of Art (The)
1332 9th Ave SE
Hours: tues-fri 10am-5:30pm sat 10am-5pm
The Collectors' Gallery of Art specializes in important Canadian art from the 19th and the 20th century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and the Group of Seven. The Collectors' Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists.
Revolving group show of works by gallery artists. See website for details.
117 8th Ave SW (at Stephen Ave)
Hours: wed-sun 12-6pm during exhibitions
Contemporary Calgary is contributing to a global city of choice by engaging Calgarians with the art of our times through exhibitions, distinguished speaker series, outreach and education programs.
Opening Sep 1 extratextual.The project explores ways in which modes of writing, as well as concepts of textuality and narrative have informed artistic production. The exhibition will include contemporary and historical projects by artists and writers across disciplines. It looks at ways in which texts have both informed and created their own cosmologies, event-scapes and terms of engagement, and how they shape our understanding of contemporary narrative as well as visual and spatial culture.
REPRESENTING: With works by Maria Flawia Litwin, Bear Witness, Kotama Bouabane, Morehshin Allahyari, Christian Jankowski, Isabelle Hayeur, Shelagh Keeley, Babak Golkar, Mark Clintberg, Nils Norman, Julian Rosefeldt, Adrian Stimson, and C.D. Hoy.
444-1011 9th Ave SE
Hours: tues-sun 11am-6pm thurs & fri 11am-8pm
The Esker Foundation is the largest privately funded, non-commercial contemporary gallery in Calgary. Esker is committed to the advancement of contemporary art through the production and presentation of innovative artistic and curatorial projects.
Opening Sep 16 Mary Anne Barkhouse: Le Rêve aux Loups.
The artistic practice of Mary Anne Barkhouse is deeply engaged with environmental and indigenous issues and incorporates in a central role a visual iconography of animals. Barkhouse situates her work between the two worlds of the human and the natural and employs the beaver, raven, wolf, and coyote as symbols of the ability to adapt, persist, regenerate, and repair throughout endless environmental incursions. Guest curated by Jennifer Rudder.
Opening Sep 16 Postcommodity: A Very Long Line is an immersive four-channel video installation comprised of four screens of moving images featuring desert landscapes, framed by the constant presence of a fence. Shot along a portion of the border ‘fence’ between Douglas, Arizona, USA and Agua Prieta in Sonora, Mexico we see variations of the fence with surrounding neighbourhoods and landscapes – although it is not clear which side we are viewing from and to. Beyond documenting a section of the US-Mexico border, ‘A Very Long Line’ captures the deep complexity of border-related issues, with its varied pacing and uncomfortable noise, it acts as a metaphor, critiquing and asking questions on colonization and contemporary culture.
To Oct 22 Making Treaty 7: Finding Common Ground PROJECT SPACE. This Project Space exhibition is a rotating presentation of works produced in response to the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s Common Ground Dinner Series. Over the next twelve weeks, each of the works created in response to the Dinner Series will be displayed in the Project Space in rotating groupings. The artists involved are: Jill Allan, Derek Beaulieu, Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal, Chris Cran, Amanda Fox, Micheline Maylor, Keegan Starlight, Andrew Tarrant, and George Webber. Based on the Making Treaty 7 methodology, this dinner series explored the theme of The Land through eight sub-themes: Energy, Agriculture, Education, Law, Culture, Borders, Safety and Security, and Medicine.
Opening Oct 30 Veronica Verkel: Second Nature: FERAL. An abandoned house in the forest gradually collapses as time, nature, animals, and the elements take over and ultimately transform it. The video reads as a time-lapse shot over several years, but in reality, it is a stop motion animation shot over many months, with the ruin and decay painstakingly animated by hand. From destruction, there emerges a transformative beauty: the house becomes uninhabitable to some, but in its decay, it becomes refuge for others.
Esplanade Art Gallery
401 First St SE
Medicine Hat, AB
Hours: mon-fri 10am-5pm sat & holidays 12-5pm
Every year, the Esplanade Art Gallery presents ten to twelve exhibitions of contemporary and historical art by local, provincial, national and international artists that are enriched and animated by a wide range of public programs for all ages, including talks, workshops, tours and classes.
Sep 16-Nov 4 Resurrection: Kevin McKenzie. Cree/Métis artist McKenzie presents two powerful sculptural installations with handmade cast buffalo skulls illuminated by neon and LED lights. For McKenzie, the sublime effect evokes Christian iconography, and combined with Indigenous spiritual motifs, challenges viewers with questions about identity, post colonialism, technology, Christianity, cultural commodification, and alienation.
Sep 16-Nov 4 Wendy Struck: Unity of Opposites. Struck is well-known in Medicine Hat for her beautiful outdoor murals on downtown buildings, and in "Unity of Opposites" she presents three large murals, each poetically conveying a charged private moment, frozen in time. Wendy will paint the largest on site while the gallery is open, interacting with visitors in a painting performance. Along with smaller, detailed sculptural assemblages, her works illuminate ideas of time, presence and absence and public versus private worlds.
REPRESENTING: Jenn Demke-Lange Alwyn O’Brien Candice Ring Carmela Laganse John Kurok Juliana Rempel Kelli Rey Marianne Chénard Martin Tagseth Mary Anne Barkhouse Michael Flaherty Noriko Masuda Pierre Aupilardjuk Rachel de Condé Russel Hackney Sarah Pike Stewart Jacobs Veronica Horlik
4520 Crowchild Trail SW
Hours: mon-fri 9am-5pm sat & sun 9:30am-4pm
The Founders' Gallery is a temporary exhibition space run by the University of Calgary in the Military Museums. The gallery shows both historical and contemporary exhibitions dealing with the themes of human conflict.
Opening Oct 12 Behind the Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art. This exhibition aims to explore conflict zones and to see the people of Syria through art. Most of the 19 artists featured here still live in Syria. Curated by Paul Crawford, Art Gallery of Penticton and Humam Alsalim, Cyrrus Gallery of Contemporary Syrian Art.
REPRESENTING: Jason Baerg, Dianne Bos, Adrian Stimson.
130 9th Ave SE
Hours: tues-sat 9am-5pm sun 12-5pm. Admission: adults $16, seniors & students $11, youth (7-17) $10, family (2 adults & 4 youth) $40, children under 6 free, members free
At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find something inspiring. Our collection boasts over a million artifacts and some 30,000 works of art, making Glenbow one of the largest museums in Canada. Visitors can explore fascinating historical galleries and exhibitions of art and culture from around the world.
Glenbow is conveniently located in downtown Calgary on Stephen Avenue Mall, just steps from the Calgary Tower and one block away from the C-Train LRT line.
To Sep 10 Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, Kent Monkman's new, large scale project addresses Canada's Sesquicentennial in 2017. The exhibition takes the viewer on a journey through 300 years of Canada's history, narrating a story of Canada through the lens of First Nations' resilience. Romancing the Canoe, explores how the elegant craft has been celebrated in Canadian art from the early 19th century to the 21st.
Opening Oct 7 Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries. From mountains to states of mind, Lawren Harris aimed always to go higher. Over 60 works of art make up this exhibition that shows another side of one of Canada’s greatest artists. The Black Gold Tapestry. Nearly a decade in the making, Sandra Sawatzky’s 220-foot hand-embroidered The Black Gold Tapestry tells the story of how oil has impacted human civilizations around the world from the beginning of time to the present day.
REPRESENTING: M.N. Hutchinson, Maxwell Bates, John Snow, Laura Evans Reid, W.L. Stevenson, Dorothy Henzell Willis, Bill Viola, Geraldine Moodie, Douglas Moodie, David Altmejd
Herringer Kiss Gallery
709A 11th Ave SW
Hours: tues-fri 10am-5:30pm sat 11am-5pm
Herringer Kiss Gallery, established in 2002 by Deborah Herringer Kiss, focuses on contemporary fine art by emerging, mid-career and established artists from across Canada and the United States. The gallery's programming includes, solo, duo, group and thematic exhibitions in all mediums that support interesting and engaging dialogue of the current art world. The gallery is dedicated to the promotion of our artists and placement of their work in important collections as well as working with individual clients to assist them in building strong collections.
Sep 7-Oct 7 Curtis Cutshaw: 50. This series of paintings has fractured, deconstructed and organic images on individual birch wood tiles, which create a sense of removal of purpose. The works may appear spontaneous, yet every piece, every mark; whether it is painted, drawn or scratched, is intentional. The artists’ touch, his hand and his construction are at the center of each work.
Oct 12-Nov 11 Reinhard Skoracki: De docta ignorantia. The artist reforms reality from his personal point of view, portraying dreams and conflicts of today's life and culture; an investigation into the human condition as an individual and in larger social structures.
Sep 7-Oct 7 Oksana Kryzhanivska: Metamorphosis. Oksana Kryzhanivska is an interdisciplinary artist, who explores the potential to enhance human perception with computationally-augmented experience of sculpture. By sharing the technologically intensified tactile sensation her hybrid art forms speak about the capacity to think with the body. Part of Beakerhead, Curated by Marjan Eggermontt.
REPRESENTING: Fiona Ackerman, Elizabeth Barnes, David Burdeny, Eszter Burghardt, Curtis Cutshaw, Renee Duval, Marjan Eggermont, Dennis Ekstedt, Toni Hafkenscheid, Siobhan Humston, Laurel Johannesson, Harry Kiyooka, Bill Laing, Angela Leach, Eric Louie, Katie Ohe, Reinhard Skoracki, Mario Trejo, Ben van Netten, Lauren Walker, Ken Webb, Michael Davidson, Joe Fleming, Nate McLeod, Jason Frizzell, Tia Halliday and Angela Grossmann.
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