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! )
And we are pleased to feature Natalie Kurzuk at the gallery for the spring session, from April through June!
Natalie is a local Calgary artist and has an amazing range of work, from paintings to 3-D creations and collages of mixed media and found objects! Please do drop in see what we have showcased, and contact the gallery for information/invitations on the opening gala!
Opening the year, "Alberta Landscapes and More" was the theme of Karen Pedersen's show, which ran from January through March.
Please visit Karen's website to see more images of her work, and learn about what motivates and inspires her!