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Tom Tait

Tom Tait

Tom is the owner and Publisher of Galleries West magazine. He was honoured in 2014 with the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association award for Achievement in Publishing.

The citation follows:

Publisher, writer, editor and sales executive—often simultaneously—Tom Tait is both an inspiring figure and a shaping force in Alberta’s publishing industry. For more than 30 years, he’s been an innovator in publishing operations and an advocate for privately owned magazines.

He was instrumental in the editorial development of two of the province’s longest-running magazines, Where Canadian Rockies and Where Calgary. Today, he owns and publishes Galleries West, a title known for its reach, content excellence, and award-winning web presence. It’s a tribute to Tait’s skill and efficiency that the magazine has been thriving since 2002 with only one full-time staff member.

Tait serves his community as a Rotarian and a member of Skål; he was a long-time AMPA board member; and he has created programs that bolster the tourism industry in Calgary, including the Mayor’s White Hat Award and the tourism faculty at the University of Calgary.

To colleagues, Tait is an essential source of mentorship and opportunity. His influence on Alberta’s publishing industry, from workflow management to digital strategy, community-building to quality standards, has not only expanded this field, but enriched it immeasurably.

John Clark, "The Wheel" 1986

Courtesy of the Clark Estate

“John Clark: a Tribute” closing soon at C2

Close to home, I caught up with Jeffrey Spalding Artistic Director of Contemporary Calgary and asked him to comment on his summer exhibition at C2: “John Clark: a Tribute” as it nears the end of its run on Sunday, August 31. more

Aug 19, 2014 10:58 AM Peripatetic Publisher

Sree Sreenivasan

Photo: Deidre Schoo

Ten tips from Sree on smartphone camera use.

Among the presenters at MagNet2016 was the very engaging Sree Sreenivasan, a long-time professor at Columbia University and until earlier this week, the Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. more

Jun 22, 2016 11:06 PM Peripatetic Publisher

John Clark, "The Wheel" 1986

Courtesy of the Clark Estate

“John Clark: a Tribute” closing soon at C2

Close to home, I caught up with Jeffrey Spalding Artistic Director of Contemporary Calgary and asked him to comment on his summer exhibition at C2: “John Clark: a Tribute” as it nears the end of its run on Sunday, August 31. more

Aug 19, 2014 10:58 AM Peripatetic Publisher

AMPA recently announced recipients of the Achievement in Publishing, Editor of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Best New Magazine awards along with the shortlist for the new Magazine of the Year award, and the finalists for the Showcase awards. more

Feb 24, 2014 1:00 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

More to Palm Springs than golf

Toured the Fine Art Fair on Saturday. In its third year, it claimed 55 galleries from 33 cities. Galleries from France, Korea, Argentina, the UK, Belgium and, yes, Canada gave it some international flavour. more

Feb 24, 2014 11:33 AM Peripatetic Publisher

Christmas 2011 Greetings from Brisbane, Australia

A visit to Brisbane wouldn't be complete without touring the Gallery of Modern Art. more

Dec 22, 2011 12:00 AM Peripatetic Publisher

"The Ski Patroller"

Courtesy Heffel Fine Arts Auction

Phone call from subject of Holgate portrait

Hugette de Montagny was the subject of a portrait painting called "The Ski Patroller' by E. H. Holgate which was sold at auction in May 2011 and reported in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of "Galleries West". more

Nov 17, 2011 12:00 AM Peripatetic Publisher

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