Calgary Herald Interviews Gary Campbell
On behalf of the CKG, we wanted to congratulate artist Gary Campbell on the publication of his interview with writer Eric Volmers in the Calgary Herald on February 8th. Gary recounts to Eric how he got started as an artist, a bush pilot flying supplies and food as aid to the people of Peru and being taken with the spirit of the people who lived there. His first image, of a malnourished girl in a small village in Peru, sparked in him the urge to capture the culture identity of the people and to pursue this identity through photography.
Click here to read the interview.
Gary's work will be exhibited at the Christine Klassen Gallery until March 2nd where on display are his images of the Bora and Yagua of Peru, the Inga of Columbia, and his first image of the village girl from Peru.
New Display at Holt Renfrew
The CKG is proud to display the works of Calafornia artist Paul Ecke and Vancouver photographer Michael Levin at Holt Renfrew via the personal shoppin suites.
Christine Klassen Gallery prouldy recongnizes artist Dimitri Papatheodoruo talents in architecture. Papatheodoruo talents recently caught the attention of national paper The Globe and Mail.
New Work on Display at Holt Renfrew
The CKG is delighted to display for the holiday season the works of Aondrea H. Maynard at Holt Renfrew. Maynard's work can be seen on the second floor via the personal shopping suites.
New Artists at the CKG
The Christine Klassen Gallery is proud to introduce this month, artists Paul Ecke and Jocelyn Marsh.
Stop by the gallery to view the current exhibitions of both artists.
Big News From Dimitri Papatheodorou
Artist Dimitri Papatheodorou is busy working on a painting commission for the new George Brown College Health Sciences Campus. This painting will be an impactful 8' high and 24' wide. We are looking forward to seeing this project come along. Check out Papatheodorou's work on our website or visit http://www.dimitripapatheodorou.com/ for more on this Toronto-based talent .
For you viewing pleasure from artist Daniel Barkley
Daniel Barkley's contribution to "God Save the Queen: 60 artist, 60 portraits", an exhibition which celebrates the Queen's jubilee.
Congratulations Susan Collett
Susan Collett's sculpture SNARE, from her Maze serise has been recognized as a competion finalist in the very renowned Taiwan Ceramics Biennale!
Congratulations Ronald Boaks!
Boaks recently completed a prestigious corporate commission for Toronto's Yorkdale mall. This public installation is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Looks amazing Ronald!
Come by The Wiess Gallery to view some of Ronald Boaks work in person. It's well worth the visit.
Stampede 2012- The Centennial Celebration
As visitors from far and wide flock to Calgary for the ‘greatest outdoor show on earth’ we also encourage them to come by and check out the wonderful summer show going on at The Weiss Gallery- Playful western pieces have been included.
Michael Schreiner at Holt Renfrew Calgary
Today we installed Michael Schreiner's latest collection of paintings at Holt Renfrew Calgary's private shopping department. Staff and shoppers were instantly buzzing as the palette in Schreiner's studio reflect the colours so many designers have been inspired by in their spring/summer lines.
Sean William Randall in Galleries West
Congratulations to gallery artist Sean William Randall for his mention in Galleries West.
The Weiss Welcomes Debra Van Tuinen and Tim Merrett
We are pleased to announce the addition of established painters Tim Merrett and Debra VanTuinen to the Weiss Gallery!
We will be showing a selection of their latest work as part of the "Introductions" exhibition in April 2012.
Alexandre Masino featured in Contre-Jour Cahiers Littéraires, and 2 International Exhibitions
Painter Alexandre Masino recently had twenty paintings published in Literary Journal Contre-Jour. The literary essay outlines a mini retrospective of the last ten years of Masino's career as an encuastic monotype painter.
Alexandre Masino is also pleased to announce two new exhibitions in the upcoming year! A group exhibition on the encaustic monotype at Gallery R & F in Kingston, New York, April 2012, and a solo exhibition at Gallery R & F in Kingston, New York in the fall of 2012.
Michael Levin on Curb Your Enthusiasm!
Michael Levin recently launched a new version of his website and included a blog page to share his personal experiences as a photographer. His latest blog entry has a still from Curb Your Enthusiasm on it. As it turns out, Larry David's apartment has a photograph by Levin in the kitchen. Check out Michaels Blog and the rest of his slick new website here!
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17 & SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18
11 - 5 rain or shine!
OPENING CEREMONY/KICK-OFF event
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16 - 5:30 - 8 PM
join us for the unveiling of a major outdoor sculpture by local artist Reinhard Skoracki at the south entry of the EEEL Building at the University of Calgary - 750 Campus Dr. NW
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Kingston Prize Finalists announced!
Congratulations to gallery artists Janine Hall (Calgary) & Daniel Barkley (Montreal)!
Both artists' portrait submissions were selected as finalists for this year's Kingston Prize and are now short listed and in the running for the grand prize which will be announced November 10.
The 30 shortlisted portraits will be in a traveling exhibition that will travel to The Firehall Theatre, Gananoque, ON; The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON; and Galerie d'Art Desjardins, Drummondville, PQ.
Taken from the website: The Kingston Prize, Canada's National Portrait Competition, is a biennial national competition for contemporary portraits of Canadians by Canadian artists. The mission statement for The Kingston Prize is to encourage and reward the creation of contemporary portraits by Canadian artists, through a biennial national competition for paintings and drawings. The monetary prize provides encouragement for artists to develop new approaches to portraiture.
The Weiss Gallery is now on facebook!
Well, we finally did it! Check out our facebook page by clicking here.
Go ahead, have a look... and LIKE US!
(but just go easy on us because we are still figuring out how to add content and pictures!)
Welcoming Jarvis Hall Fine Art!
We are very pleased to announce the opening of Jarvis Hall Fine Art. Long known as the city's most exquisite fine art framer (...with an equally vast knowledge of fine art) Jarvis has branched out and reconfigured his frame shop to incorporate an amazing gallery space to showcase a selection of both Contemporary and Historic artworks.
Join the celebration Saturday May 7th from 12 -5 when the gallery will host an opening reception kicking off its inaugural exhibition for Calgary-based painter, Carl White.
Jarvis Hall Fine Art & Jarvis Hall Fine Frames are both located in the lower level of 617 11 Avenue SW.
For more info on the gallery and artists visit the website at http://www.jarvishallfineart.com/
Traditions Illuminated: Celebrating the Halls
We would like to congratulate gallery artist Janine Hall whose artwork is featured an the Art Gallery of Calgary's exhibition "Traditions Illuminated: Celebrating the Halls".
The opening reception is Friday April 29th from 7 - 10 pm at the Art Gallery of Calgary. The exhibition runs until August 27. For more information on the AGC including hours and the various public programs, artist talks and workshops that accompany the exhibition please visit their website at http://artgallerycalgary.org/
From the AGC website:
"Traditions Illuminated: Celebrating the Halls" showcases one of Alberta's most established and active family of artists: John Hall, Joice M. Hall, Janine Hall and Jarvis Hall. Organized by Guest Curator, Anne Ewen, this Spring/Summer exhibition will highlight the talents of all the artists and their stylistic approaches and practices within Realism, including Jarvis Hall's highly regarded, frame-making practice. Each artist will be featured in a separate gallery space and audiences are encouraged to draw conclusions about the similarities and differences among the Halls' individual body of works.
The work of John and Joice Hall and their children, Janine and Jarvis Hall comprise artistic techniques and applications which exemplify modernity yet personify tradition. John and Joice, both born and raised in Edmonton, met and married while at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art, now the Alberta College of Art + Design. Soon after Janine and Jarvis were born in Calgary. Janine studied fine art at ACAD while Jarvis studied theatre at the University of Calgary, later going on to hone his skills in frame-making. John Hall's large-scale acrylic paintings depict modest, everyday objects and memorabilia with an uncanny ability, illuminating the world in unexpected ways. Joice M. Hall's panoramic landscapes record specific moments in time by capturing scenic impressions and phenomena. Janine Hall's oil painting resonate with spiritual icons and ethereal connotations in her landscape, portraiture and still life works. For his skillfully crafted frames, Jarvis references historical motifs through sketches and mathematical calculations. Based on the traditions of the Renaissance to19th century European frame-makers, he crafts and colours his frames to exemplify the picture's subject matter.
Colin Smith photos at Holt Renfrew!
Gallery artist Colin Smith's near-magical camera obscura photography is currently on display in the Person Shopping Suites at Holt Renfrew's Calgary store.
After the artist's acclaimed exhibition at The Weiss Gallery in February during the Exposure Photography Festival we moved selected photos from the show to Holt Renfrew to be further exhibited publicly.
Feel free to pop by the Personal Shopping Suites to check out the installation... or even do a little shopping while you are there!
Congratulations to Lee Nielsen!
We are thrilled to congratulate gallery artist Lee Nielsen on his receipt of an Individual Project Grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
Lee is currently working on a new body of work that The Weiss Gallery will be exhibiting in the Fall, date TBA.
Congratulations to Susan Collett!
A big congratulations to Susan Collett - four of her gorgeous ceramic sculptures were recently installed as part of the art collection of the prestigious luxury condominium Trump Hollywood in Hollywood Beach, Florida.
From the website -
"Collett's sculptures are arranged at the entrance of Trump Hollywood's grand lobby and were specifically selected to compliment the building's architecture and interior designs."
"Trump Hollywood is not only redefining Hollywood Beach through its many luxurious amenities and services – it also features an extensive array of permanent world-class art.
Estimated at approximately $1 million, Trump Hollywood's artwork features known and emerging artists from all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Japan and the Ukraine."Click here to read the press release on Trump Hollywood's website.
Colin Smith image - cover of Preview Gallery Guide
Another congratulations to Colin Smith whose image "Vulcan Aerodrome" was featured on the cover of the February March issue of Preview Gallery Guide. The magazine also features a show review of our exhibition featuring the photography of Colin Smith and Michael Levin's on page 10.
Copies are available at the gallery or alternately you can view it online by clicking here.
Colin Smith image featured on Canadian Art Online
Congratulations, again, to Colin Smith whose image "Seebe" was featured in an article on the Exposure Photography Festival on Canadian Art Online edition. Additionally, Colin Smith's show here at The Weiss Gallery was referenced as being on of the highlighted shows of the festival.
You can read the article by clicking here.