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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.

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It has been a year since Galleries West launched its new online format. Read more

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It’s always a joy to meet people who love what they do. Read more

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Is contemporary art shifting to a more emotive space? Read more

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You can't escape history in this issue of Galleries West. Read more

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Fascinating documentary about Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Read more

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Artists have an odd variety of day jobs. Read more

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The end of the year is when we traditionally look back. Read more

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Writing and the visual arts have a special relationship. Read more

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So, an architect and an art critic walk into an exhibit … It may sound like a variation on the old "walk into a bar" gag. But it’s how I began the holiday season... Read more

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Edmonton artist is fascinated by flocks of birds. Read more

STORIES

A companion book to the last show conceptualized by the late Kwakwaka’wakw artist tackles our unsustainable way of living. Read more

BOOKS

Philippe Raphanel’s drawings reflect the magic of island life on the West Coast. Read more

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Paintings by North Vancouver artist Steve Baylis are a record of his feelings and emotions. Read more

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Furniture maker Brian Gladwell transforms chunks of salvaged wood for his latest show in Regina. Read more

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Temosen Charles Elliott, a printmaker and traditional carver, is a key figure in the resurgence of Coast Salish culture. Read more

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Former Winnipeg sign painter Ray Renooy turns his eye to a changing rural world. Read more

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Elizabeth Yeend Duer slipped between two identities – an Englishwoman and a Japanese painter – during Victoria’s war years. Read more

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Edmonton artist captures passing moments in painterly scenes of the natural world. Read more

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Kevin Boyle knows the gritty side of life from police work. In his art, look for the grit left by retreating glaciers. Read more

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We round up the year’s best reads on Canadian art for our second annual book issue. Read more

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As digital technology shakes down traditional publishing, the Art Canada Institute is stepping it up online. Read more

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Weathered industrial sites become objects of formal beauty in photographs that show remarkable design and detail. Read more

STORIES

Landscape painting is often dismissed by the contemporary art vanguard. But Erin Elizabeth Ross makes no apologies. Read more

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Working in isolation on a painting trip to British Columbia's Bugaboo Mountains was a turning point for Jasper artist. Read more

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Pond hockey and other childhood rites from rural Alberta are featured in paintings at the West End Gallery in Edmonton. Read more

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A Vancouver artist tackles the human love affair with stuff – and the dirty secrets about the garbage it creates. Read more

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Saskatoon gallery owner juggles business and his own painting practice. Read more

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Sheri Bakes had to learn to paint again after she had a stroke. She has a form of mind blindness, but has found art offers a path out of despair. Read more

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In his new book, John K. Grande interviews artists around the world who work in and with nature. It’s time, he says, for contemporary art to reconcile with the natural world. Read more

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