Artist Roy Henry Vickers marked his 70th birthday this year with the publication of Peace Dancer, the fourth and final book in his northwest coast legends series. more

Oct 11, 2016 10:10 PM BOOKS

The unheralded artist series by Mother Tongue Publishing on Salt Spring Island keeps chugging along with the recent release of a seventh book, "The Life and Art of Harry and Jessie Webb." more

Feb 5, 2015 5:37 PM BOOKS

J.B. Taylor was an accomplished realist painter as demonstrated by mountain scenes from what author Adriana A. Davies calls Taylor’s sublime period. more

Aug 31, 2014 2:08 PM BOOKS

“I can’t remember a time when I did not have a pencil or crayon in my hand,” says Pat Martin Bates. “Whenever anything bothered me I could always turn inward to my art.” more

Aug 31, 2014 2:04 PM BOOKS

Paul Butler’s first exhibition as curator of contemporary art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery explored an intriguing question: What impact did the gallery’s renowned Inuit collection have on the work of Winnipeg artists? more


The Marion Nicoll retrospective last year in the Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary is one of a spate of recent exhibitions that has reconsidered the modernist history of Western Canada. more

Apr 20, 2014 12:00 AM BOOKS

Julie Fowler knows about frontiers. As director of Island Mountain Arts, an artist-run centre in the former gold town of Wells, B.C., she understands the challenges of nurturing an arts community in a remote region. more


West Coast ceramic artist Kathy Venter exhibited some three dozen sculptures of the female form in her recent solo show at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto. more


This handsome coffee-table book could easily be dubbed Big Sky, Little Town. Page after page shows main streets strung across the bottom of horizontal photographs, most topped by the cerulean skies so much a part of the flatland experience. more

Dec 22, 2013 12:00 AM BOOKS

Patricia Ainslie, a former curator at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum, managed to find a publisher for a book that considers the work of 13 artists in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, where she now lives. more

Dec 22, 2013 12:00 AM BOOKS

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Browse through the past few issues of Galleries West for recent feature stories, interviews and profiles from the world of Canadian art.