And we are about halfway through Rita's Show, "Summer's Pastels" Please do drop in and have a look when you're out and about the town! There are some interesting outdoor art presentations going on around the province, but here in the gallery we have air conditioning! Enjoy the warm temperatures, go sailing, eat ice cream!
The summer season is upon us, albeit in a socially distanced format...nevertheless, the show must go on! Excitement is in the air...and pollen...hail...mosquitos...and tiny nasty virus bits! Facemasks are now haute couture, non-cohort hugs are virtual!
We are featuring Rita Rankin's beautiful pastel artwork for the summer season, from July through September. Her work features softly composed landscapes of mountains, forests, lakes and ponds and other recognizable features from the foothills to the Columbia Valley. Do drop by her facebook page to see some of her work!
The gallery is open with lots of new artwork gracing our walls!
And here we are, the pandemic has changed the world in so many ways, the 'new normal' is the catchphrase uttered everywhere, as we navigate the unchartered waters of business interaction with clients under social distancing mandates! The gallery is open, the art is beautiful, the smell of spring melds with the nuances of bleach....so come on out and see Kimberley Cooks Spring Show, "Portraits of Spring", showcasing until the end of June!
And then we stop in our tracks...as we are faced with the nasty business of coronavirus gripping the world...
With this unprecedented change of the world order, we will attempt to provide some distraction to the chaos if that's at all possible.
Presenting "Portraits of Spring", a collection of Kimberley Cook's artwork, to be showcased for April, May and June. Hopefully we'll be able to open the doors of the gallery again sometime in the next few months and even get a chance to host a reception, might be an artist's 'closing' reception, but that will be our mission!
In the meantime, please visit Kimberley's website to see the stunning artwork and see what you're missing!
We may be able to accommodate, on a very limited basis, private viewings with appointments made through the gallery, until there are changes made to the current business closures. Call or email the gallery for information.
Welcome to the new decade! And we will kick things off with a photography exposition in conjunction with Exposure, Alberta's Photography Festival.
We welcome Martin Spriggs and Travelbag Photography to the gallery, with a show entitled Triple A Destinations: Asia, Africa and Alaska. Martin is pleased to have this opportunity between ongoing travels to present this show and sale.
We have several of his photos available in incredible metal finishes which capture the stunning colours and detail in these exotic prints!
And with the fall season upon us, we have a new show up in the gallery to take us into December for the final solo show of 2019.
"An Experience-Loose and Colourful Landscapes" October 1st through December 28th.
Calgary artist Parin Meghani is the featured artist, with a variety of oil paintings of her favourite subject! Parin also enjoys painting florals and abstracts, so please visit her website to see more of her portfolio.
Well, it's still summer, technically speaking....
We are showcasing Marla Blackwell's artwork for another 5 weeks, for those of you who were not able to make it to the gala, please do drop in to see a good selection of Marla's work!
As well, we have some new pieces in from some of our house artists, Sharon Lynn Williams and Brenda Banda Johnson, including some new blown glass artwork from Hayden MacRae.
"High Country Solace" 16 x 16 Framed oil by Marla Blackwell
Marla Blackwell is the solo artist presently showing in the gallery, and her show, "Our Alberta Landscapes" will be up from July 15th until September 28th.
Marla Blackwell is a local artist residing in the beautiful foothills of Alberta. She loves to paint in acrylic and oil and has a variety of styles from contemporary realism to abstract.
Please visit Marla's website and see the beautiful artwork she has produced, and drop into the gallery to see what we have in the current show!
We will be extending Natalie's show for an extra 2 weeks, to July 13th, and then we will be welcoming Marla Blackwell from July 15th through September 28th. Stay tuned for information regarding Marla's show and opening gala! Please remember that invitations are required (and free!) to attend these events, simply send your name and email via the contact page to be added to the guest list.
June 1st, and we have Natalie's show up for another month, please do drop by and see some of her artwork!
I had the gallery closed for a couple of weeks, but as of today, we are once again open and running, on somewhat shortened hours for another 1-2 weeks, from noon - 5:00 pm, Tuesday thru Saturday.
(I had an elective joint surgery on May 14th, so had to scale it back a bit! )