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Portia Priegert

Portia Priegert

Portia Priegert is the editor of Galleries West. A former news reporter at the Ottawa bureau of The Canadian Press, she has an MFA from UBC Okanagan and has taught at the University of Victoria.

The moment Victoria sculptor Merlayna Snyder saw the bulky chunk of black walnut she knew she had to carve a whale’s tail. more

Dec 2, 2017 11:47 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Regina artist Debbie Wozniak-Bonk painted woodland scenes for years before turning her attention to abandoned farmhouses and grain elevators. more

Dec 2, 2017 11:34 AM ART TO COLLECT

A show that opens today at Masters Gallery in Calgary gives art lovers a rare opportunity to view two dozen little-seen paintings by Tom Thomson. more

Nov 20, 2017 11:15 AM HISTORICAL WORKS

Saskatoon artist Kelly Goerzen has loved the outdoors since she was a child. more

Nov 20, 2017 10:45 AM ART TO COLLECT

Tara Nicholson's exhibition at the Vernon Public Art Gallery explores British Columbia’s marijuana grow operations. more

Nov 7, 2017 12:00 PM PREVIEWS

Camrose Ducote feels like she is pursuing some elusive truth in her abstract work. more

Nov 7, 2017 10:45 AM ART TO COLLECT 2 Comments

Vancouver Island painter Sara Robichaud has moved from the abstract to include recognizable domestic objects in her paintings, but not without a certain anxiety. more

Oct 24, 2017 11:15 AM ART TO COLLECT

Junichiro Iwase became fascinated by the Zen Buddhist idea of nothingness – the point of transcendence – and wondered how to represent it in art. more

Oct 8, 2017 10:45 AM ART TO COLLECT

You have to admire Contemporary Calgary’s courage in launching "extratextual," a group survey show about art and text. more

Sep 25, 2017 11:30 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Mark Mullin has chosen a great title – "Sticks and Stones" – for his new show, on view until Oct. 7 at the Paul Kuhn Gallery in Calgary. more

Sep 25, 2017 10:45 AM ART TO COLLECT

Fresh and uninhibited, Michelle Nguyen’s paintings offer up a steamer trunk of magical, loosely articulated narratives within distorted pictorial space. more

Sep 9, 2017 11:15 AM ART TO COLLECT

Your inner nerd will get a workout at Beakerhead, a Calgary festival that mashes together art, science and engineering in wildly creative ways. more

Sep 9, 2017 10:45 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

It’s back to school with a difference at Vancouver’s Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as students start classes this week at the new $123-million campus. more

Sep 9, 2017 10:30 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

More than anything, Anne Meggitt’s paintings, with all their leafy canopies, sun-dappled wildflowers and tangled underbrush, are about seeing. more

Aug 29, 2017 11:00 AM ART TO COLLECT

Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane have created a massive drawing installation about the West Coast forest for their show at Open Space in Victoria. more

Aug 12, 2017 12:00 PM PREVIEWS

Looking at Blake Chorley’s landscape photography is like stepping back in time. more

Jul 28, 2017 4:57 PM ART TO COLLECT 1 Comments

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria displays images from Japanese-Canadian studio photographers in the early 1900s. more

Jul 28, 2017 11:06 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Landlocked Saskatchewan has no sea, but Todd Gronsdahl has created three fanciful stories about misadventures on regional waterways for his show at Saskatoon's Kenderdine Art Gallery. more

Jul 16, 2017 9:54 PM PREVIEWS

Vancouver sculptor David Robinson is interested in the human body. more

Jul 2, 2017 7:59 PM PREVIEWS

Alberta artist Paddy Lamb studied history at Trinity College in Dublin as a young man, and his love of the past has never left him. more

Jul 2, 2017 7:36 PM ART TO COLLECT

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