John Chalke RCA (1940-2014)

John Chalke RCA (1940-2014)

November 22


A Few Pots - John Chalke


part of The Makings V

Reception, Saturday, November 22, 3 to 5 pm
Barb Tipton, John’s widow, will be in attendance.

"The real reason for making art, I think, is because it didn't work out, and then you go back to square one or square three or some square..."
John Chalke (Collins, 9)

During The Makings V, we are pleased to offer a selection of function ware works by John Chalke, who passed away earlier this year, these works have varying histories: some were made a number of years ago, some more recently. They range from his small bottles to bread plates with hand-drawn bird designs, his Alberta Beef Mugs and Christmas plates, as well as a selection of his Early Calgary plates.

Works will be on display and online opening day. Plan to visit the gallery or check online Saturday.

Jeremy Mayne, Oil, 2014, mixed media/paper

Jeremy Mayne, Oil, 2014, mixed media/paper

November 15 - December 15


Christmas Prints and Drawings


a group exhibition


our annual Christmas Celebration, moved up a bit to a different date, with its wonderful array of historical and contemporary prints and drawings by a number of artists including Jeremy Mayne, Ted Godwin, E. Ross Bradley, John Topelko, D. Helen Mackie, George Weber, Thelma Manarey, W.J. Phillips, Margaret Shelton, plus others.

Jean Geddes, Mount Rundle, Vermilion Lakes, Banff, 2014, oil/panel

Jean Geddes, Mount Rundle, Vermilion Lakes, Banff, 2014, oil/panel

Robin Dupont, Reduction Jar, woodfired

Robin Dupont, Reduction Jar, woodfired

November 1 - 30


Mountain Studies


a group exhibition


Malcolm Andrews, in his book Landscape and Western Art, talks of how "we privately respond both to our natural environment and to pictures of that environment".

Mountain Studies at the Willock & Sax Gallery showcases the consequences of artists spending time in the mountains. It is a group exhibition of mountain paintings and drawings by seasoned mountain travellers who use brush, pencil and/or camera to express their interpretation of their experience. Included in Mountain Studies exhibition are works by artists who have hiked, painted plein air, produced along the way or brought back materials to ‘work up’ in the studio.

We bring as much to the process, whether we have climbed to the mountain top, looked down the deep valley, wandered the alpine meadows, or looked up from the valley bottom. The works in Mountain Studies were produced out of a need to express; in turn they elicit our response to the dramatic environment that we call the mountain landscape.

featured artists:
Georgina Perkins-Hunt
Jean Geddes
Dwayne Harty
Gerald Faulder
Linda Tippetts
plus others.

The Makings V - featuring Robin Dupont


celebrating our fifth annual group exhibition of ceramics, featuring the work of Robin Dupont from his newly constructed Anagama Kiln
and
work by:
Sarah Pike
Barb Tipton
Ruth Chambers
Emily Schroeder-Willis
Mindy Andrews
Lisa McGrath
Do-Hee Sung
Ed Bamiling
Bradley Keys
Jeannie Mah

Part of Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival

Tom Willock, Goat Haunt and Cleveland, Study No. 1, gelatin silver print

Tom Willock, Goat Haunt and Cleveland, Study No. 1, gelatin silver print

Novemer 1 to December 30


Thomas Willock Landscapes


at the Banff Public Library


a select exhibition of film based, gelatin silver photographs.

Part of Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival