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Landscape & Memory is Calling You!
Landscape & Memory 2018 invites Yorkton and East Central Saskatchewan artists of all skill levels, ages and experience!
Deliver work week of May 7 to 11
Out of town artists Saturday afternoon, May 12th
Exhibition: May 22 to June 16, 2018
Artist Reception: 2pm Sunday, June 3
Every year Godfrey Dean Art Gallery features local Yorkton and regional artists in a celebration of our community's creativity and inventive spirit. We welcome every kind of art making, from painting and drawing to pottery, fabric art, photography, beadwork, even a crossword puzzle of a painting has been displayed. One year we had TWO models of the Eiffel Tower, and a memorable beaded table lamp on a painted Harley Davidson kitchen table.
Please tell all your friends who might not have heard about us yet!
Here's the link to the ENTRY FORM: ENTRY FORM
Please bring the form when you deliver the work
• Entry deadline: Friday, May 11th (Saturday afternoon, May 12th for out of town artists.)
• Deliver work to the gallery during the week of May 7 to May 11. Bring the form with you!
• Up to 5 works in any medium can be entered.
• All pieces must be framed or ready to present (Unframed canvas on a stretcher is fine.)
• Ideally, work should be made within the past 3 years. First time exhibitors may include prior works as well.
• Work entered in previous Landscape and Memory exhibitions is not eligible.
• Ensure each piece is identifiable with title and artist name.
• Please deliver work to the gallery between May 7th and May 11th or call (306) 786-2992 to arrange a time.
• We'll be open Saturday afternoon May 12th from 1 to 4pm for out of town artists!
For the ENTRY FORM CLICK HERE ...  or call the gallery and we can mail you one!
Current Exhibition
Joe Fafard: In Print / Imprimer
February 1 to March 23, 2018

In Prints/ Imprimer is a solo exhibition of works by internationally renowned Joe Fafard, one of Canada’s most recognized and prolific artists. Although Fafard may be best known for his work in clay, bronze and steel sculpture, drawing and printmaking have been sustained curiosities throughout his artistic practice. Whether three-dimensional or two-dimensional, his work is characterized by his connection to his rural Saskatchewan roots, his reverence for art history and his inquiry into form. 

The exhibition In Prints/ Imprimer presents woodblock, silkscreen, etchings, lithograph and embossed prints of cows, horses and bison, each series a response to or an extension of his sculptural process. While the embossed images offer beautifully subtle forms, the woodblocks are arresting in their colourful graphic quality. Reminiscent of Matisse’s paper cut-outs, these images have fluid, exaggerated and almost lyrical forms. Moving in varying degrees towards abstraction, the anatomy of these forms is broken down into pattern and embedded symbolic imagery. Perhaps in their subtlety, these works speak to the interconnection and dependence of human existence on agriculture and nature.

Curated and organized by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery with funding assistance from the City of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, Saskatchewan Lotteries, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program. 
Gallagher Centre Mural
Yorkton's Canada 150 Mural Mosaic Project
600 people of all pages painted tiles in just over 2 days

Gallagher Centre lobby

As one of the dozens of communities across Canada participating in the Canada 150 Mosaic projectthe City of Yorkton and Godfrey Dean Art Gallery were proud to host painting sessions and inviting everyone to participate. The finished mural is being displayed indoors in the lobby of the Gallagher Centre, where it is sure to be seen by thousands of people every year.
In just over two days in September, hundreds of school children and family members came to the Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre for one-hour workshops to create 600 tiles. At the peak time, there were over 70 people in the same session!
Schools included Dr. Brass, Dreambuilders, St. Michael's, Columbia, Yorkdale and St. Alphonsus plus community groups like Boys and Girls Club, SaskAbilities and the Cadets.
This mosaic portrayal of Yorkton consists of individual tiles painted with designs that visually depict what living in Yorkton means to each of us as individuals. The tiles form mural that's 8 feet tall and 14 feet wide that links us to the rest of Canada.


Here is some more information about the cross-Canada project:

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