Preview of Show: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, September 27, 2014: 2 -5 PM
**** 10% of sales on opening day will be donated to HOPE PROJECT. An organization supporting an orphanage in Kenya.
Show continues through to October 1, 2014
This show is inspired by a recent safari by Petterson to Africa. The Zebra and Elephant left the strongest impression on him. They are dominant and symbolic animals in which moved Petterson during his travels. These works are metaphor for life, humanity, and nature.
~~A selection of gallery artists work, by artists: Simon Andrew, Shi Le, Harold Town, David Alexander, Gregory Hardy, Nancy Boyd, and more…
It is with great sadness that we are to announce the passing of a great Canadian artist; Edward W. (Ted) Godwin. Ted passed away quietly in the morning on January 4th, 2013 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 79 years old, born in Calgary and graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (And Art) in 1955.
Ted was a faculty member at the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Saskatchewan from 1964 until his retirement in 1985. At this time he was a member of a group of artists known as The Regina Five. Ted was the last surviving member of the group. The other members included: Ronald Bloore, Kenneth Lochhead, Arthur McKay, and Doug Morton. The group became widely known as such because of an exhibition in 1961 at the National Gallery of Canada. The group was instrumental in bringing about change in the art world in the 1960s and put western Canada on the fore front of art at that time.
Ted's work has been exhibited at galleries across Canada and the U.K., and is represented in many major public art collections, including: the Ontario Museum of Art, The Glenbow Museum, the CBC, the Canada Council Art Bank, and the National Gallery of Canada.
Ted was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1974, and won the Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Medal in 1978. He was given an Award of Honorary Doctorate from the University of Regina in 2001, and received the Order of Canada in 2004 for excellence in visual art. Just last year (2012) Ted also received the Diamond Jubilee metal.
Ted was a larger than life character with amusing stories to match. He always talked about death as a transition to that "big waiting room in the sky"…we hope you have found peace, Ted, and that you are with your buddies from the Regina Five and painting up a storm.
Rest well Ted.
Heidi & Colette
Wallace Galleries is proud to announce the addition of David Alexander to our roster of artists.
Alexander has had numerous exhibitions (both Solo and Group) across Canada and the United States. He has been collected internationally and is in such prestigious collections as; the Institute of Art - Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Berlin, Germany, the Glenbow Museum, and more.
We are proud to announce Brita Thomas's one year anniversary with us at Wallace Galleries.
Brita has brought many great skills to the gallery with a Bachelors in both Art (specializing in Print-making), and design & illustration from the Alberta College of art and Design; her creative eye, knowledge, and charismatic personality have added so much to the character of Wallace Galleries.
We pride our selves as a family-run business and a welcoming atmosphere to our clientele. We look forward to many years in working together. Welcome to the family, Brita!
Wallace Galleries is proud to announce the addition of Robert Marchessault to our roster of artists.
Robert Marchessault has a Masters of art from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto in 1997 and a Bachelors of Fine Art from Concordia University in Montréal (1978). He has had several exhibitions internationally and national. His collections are widespread, such as; the Canada Council, Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, and Bell Canada, and more...
His landscape paintings are composed from memory, rarely from on-site drawings or photographs. He uses memory as a filtering agent to remove nonessential visual elements when organizing a new composition. For a painting to be complete it must call to mind his sense of no divison between form and emptiness, self and other.
Wallace Galleries is proud to announce the addition of Peter Krausz to our roster of artists.
Born in Romania, Peter Krausz studied mural painting between 1964 and 1969 at the Fine Arts Institute in Bucharest.
Since 1970 when he made Montreal his home, he participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the United States and Europe. His works, including paintings, drawings, installations, and photography are part of private and public collections such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Quebec National Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, the Jewish Museum in New York and many others.
He received many grants from the Canada Council and the Quebec Council for Arts and Letters and he won competitions in the Integration of art in architecture program.
Okanagan Artists in their Studios Book Launch October 10, 2013 at MOCA with author and Chief Curator emerita of the Glenbow Museum, Patricia Ainslie.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary
104 - 800 Macleod Trail SE
Thursday, 10 October, 7 pm
Light refreshments, Cash bar
One of our remarkable artists, Joice M. Hall, has been recently published in the Okanagan Artists in their Studios Book by Patricia Ainslie. Wonderfully written this fantastic coffee table book is a must read. Books are available at Wallace Galleries.
Okanagan Artists in their Studios Patricia Ainslie, Chief Curator emerita of Calgary’s prestigious Glenbow Museum, has selected 13 Okanagan-based artists with outstanding national reputations, and provides fascinating insights into their lives and work. They are artists who have made a contribution to the development of the visual arts in Canada far beyond the Okanagan, through their own work, as well as teaching, mentoring younger artists and exhibiting their work. They have had solo exhibitions or been included in exhibitions in public galleries across Canada and internationally and may have dealers in major cities, such as Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.
Artists surround themselves with objects and materials that are an intrinsic part of their ideas, thought processes and work. They create environments that are a reflection of themselves and are sanctuaries that inspire their work. The studio is the artist’s particular world, a place of thought and work but also a place of the spirit. They live lives of the mind, taking inner psychic journeys in their exploration of ideas. Immersed in sensory perception, artists have a heightened awareness of the world around them and develop continuity between self and nature, embracing being in the world. Their art reflects their lives’ journeys.
The Okanagan Valley area to be considered is from Enderby/Armstrong in the north to Osoyoos and the United States border to the south.
- Frontenac House Publishing