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Fall/Winter 2015 Issue

Fall/Winter 2015 Cover

Galleries West

Vol 14 No 3    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Portia Priegert

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Vancouver-based mosaic artist Lilian Broca explores the biblical story of Judith in "Heroine of a Thousand Pieces", which features seven large mosaic panels created in Italian glass. more

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Ken Christopher presents abstract and plein air paintings from the last five decades, including scenes from Saskatchewan’s scenic Qu’Appelle Valley in his first show in 15 years. more

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Undaunted by detail, Calgary-based artist Glen Semple’s photorealistic florals are suffused with light and colour. more

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Alison Keenan, Edward Peck and Phyllis Schwartz, of the BestB4 collective, transform the gallery into a meeting place for community members as part of a new project, "Telling Stories: The Connection Between Us." more

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Toronto-based artist Sarindar Dhaliwal was born in the Punjab region of India and raised in London before she moved to Canada in 1968. Her work reflects on identity and the immigrant experience, often addressing the dissonances between East and West. more

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The finalists, who will contend for $25,000 in prize money, were chosen from more than 800 entries. The prize aims to encourage artists whose work demonstrates visual impact and depth of meaning. more

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"The Commons", a survey of work from the last decade, demonstrates how Kevin Schmidt displaces cultural spectacles such as billboards or rock-show lights from the urban environment into wilderness settings. more

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Inspired, in part, by churches and cell phone towers in Edmonton, "A Question of Faith", Paul Bernhardt’s first solo exhibition in Vancouver, investigates relationships between painting, religion and technology. more

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"Crocky Rocky, Prairie Fairy" presents a retrospective of prints and drawings that offer a glimpse into the imaginative world of Jim Westergard, an American-born artist who taught at Red Deer College from 1975 until his retirement in 1999. more

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Winnipeg artist Sarah Anne Johnson and Vancouver-based Raymond Boisjoly, an indigenous artist of Haida and Québécois descent from Chilliwack, B.C., are the two Western Canadian artists on the short list for the Sobey Art Award. more

NEWS

The Arts Factory, a new cultural hub, has opened in Vancouver. Two years of renovations have transformed the city-owned warehouse into a multidisciplinary arts facility. more

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Calgary-born Owen Kydd is one of four international artists on the short list for this year’s $50,000 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s most significant prize for photography. more

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Beakerhead, Calgary’s annual festival of culture that has science or engineering at its core, will partner with the Banff Centre to bring more bang to next year’s event. more

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Pacart, which has been in the business of shipping art and antiques for decades, is expanding its Western operations with a specialized art storage facility in B.C.’s Lower Mainland. more

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Photo Cydney Toth

Several art awards. more

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At Remai Modern, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Walter Philips Gallery, Nikkei National Gallery and Winnipeg Art Gallery. more

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The ethereal spiritual world of contemporary Taiwan will be the focus of a new exhibition at the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. more

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"Land Sea People," an exhibition of contemporary art by Northwest Coast artists at Vancouver’s Bill Reid Gallery, aims to raise awareness about the need to protect the pristine beauty of the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. more

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The Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton will close in early December as it prepares to move to a new facility with twice as much space in the city’s arts district. more

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Artist Stéphanie Gauvin credits frequent postings of her paintings on Facebook for landing her right on the money – literally: Her painting of Tower Peak in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park is featured on a new $20 silver coin. more

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