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2013 Exhibitions
Mel Bolen and Karen Holden
Mel Bolen and Karen Holden 2013
Two Perspectives
October 21 to December 20, 2013

Mel Bolen is one of Saskatchewan's best known potters, creating works ranging from functional pieces to large sculptural forms. He has lived in the countryside for thirty five years, spending his time outside in the trees or on the Prairie feasting on the natural beauty. Inspired by the lichen, textures, surfaces and constantly changing colors under the incredible light that illuminates this part of the world, Bolen is always experimenting with technique and form in order to breath new life into his work.

Karen Holden is interested in creating paintings that have movement, texture and depth, hoping to evoke a response from the viewer, make them want to take a second look through use of color, expressive brush strokes and the unexpected. Holden moves between portraiture and landscape, with the natural world being a very important influence for her as well.



2013 Exhibitions

Brittany Brenzen
Photographs
September 29 to December 12

Brittany Brenzen was born and raised in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, graduating from the Yorkton Regional High School in 2012. She attended PrairieView School of Photography in Winnipeg in 2012-2013 majoring in landscape photography.

While in Winnipeg Brittany pursued one of her other main interests, photographing bands and live concerts at the West End Cultural Centre and the MTS Centre. Her photographs brought her to the attention of both the Winnipeg Jets and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Blue Bombers hired her as a sideline photographer to shoot their games, including the 2013 Banjo Bowl.

Concert and event photography are Brittany’s primary interests, but landscape photography is a close second. Living in Yorkton means landscape photography is much more available as a subject. This exhibition features work based in Kenora, Ontario along with photographs from Winnipeg and the Saskatchewan countryside.



2013 Exhibitions


Nest – Nest Egg – Empty Nest
Monique Martin
September 29 to December 12, 2013

Saskatoon artist Monique Martin created 100 ceramic nests to go along with seven large paintings on the subject of nests. The nest is used as a metaphor for our home. Today’s economy pushes people to think of their house as an investment rather than a place to raise a family. It takes money to have a home and raise a family, so it's no surprise that people use the term “nest egg” to describe their investments and capital. The common phrase empty nesters describes the situation when the children have left the home, and the parents now have more freedoms, either in terms of time or money.

“Every action in life, every interaction and research project undertaken produces an energy that vibrates within me and connects to the people I am in contact with. Sometimes a small incident, a promise only half-intended, a touch, or a casual remark, can set off a chain of events that will alter lives and change destinies." - Monique Martin



2013 Exhibitions
Last day Sunday Sept 30 ...


Hansen-Ross Pottery:
Pioneering Fine Craft on the Prairie
August 15 to September 30, 2013

Curated by Heather Smith and on tour from the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, this show is a significant retrospective of work of Folmer Hansen and David Ross, and their impact on Saskatchewan ceramics.

Yorkton is the first Canadian venue for the exhibition, which premiered at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.

Join us for the reception at 2 pm on Sunday, September 15 to help celebrate this wonderful work.



2013 Exhibitions
Curated by the Dean ...

TRAIN: les Arrivées
Jeannie Mah
August 15 to September 27, 2013

The passenger train, which once connected us from coast to coast, from town to town, from city to beach, has almost vanished. With archive images of Chinese railroad workers and historic images from Yorkton’s past, Jeannie Mah reflects on the arrival of the railroads, and on the people who came with them.

Regina artist Jeannie Mah describes her new installation:
"While the video on the north wall is a delicate present, and the porcelain journey across Saskatchewan is a faded recent 'past-present', the persistent arrival of the train is in contrast to the still images frozen on porcelain, the record of the slow disappearance of lives once lived, and the changes to cities and villages and to modes of transportation. Lives remembered, lives sacrificed, lives forgotten.

Artist Statement Click Here

Artist reception 2 pm Sunday, September 15



L&M 2013
Landscape & Memory 2013
Porcelain mosaic on high heels @2013 Sonja Pawliw

Artists in the Parkland region of SE Saskatchewan
June 2 - 23, 2013
Extended until Friday, June 28!!

Landscape & Memory is the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery's annual exhibition and sale of work by local and regional artists. Every year in June the gallery's are filled with an exuberant range of new discoveries and old favorites, in all styles and formats. This year's show is very strong, and the response from audiences overwhelming.

Artists are invited to submit up to five (5) works in any medium. Until now we've always said 'any size' too, and until something arrives that's simply too big, we're open to all dimensions. Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, prints, jewellery, mixed media, ceramics, glass ... all kinds of work are welcome.

Landscape & Memory is the one exhibition during the year when the works are for sale. This is a great opportunity for artists and creative people to meet and mingle, and for the local community to see the astonishing range of creativity that our region has to offer.



2013 Landscape & Memory
Landscape & Memory 2013


Open Call For Artists
in the Parkland region of South East Saskatchewan

Entry deadline was May 15, 2013
Click here for entry forms

Landscape & Memory is the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery's annual exhibition and sale of work by local and regional artists. Every year in June the gallery's are filled with an exuberant range of new discoveries and old favorites, in all styles and formats.

Artists are invited to submit up to five (5) works in any medium. Until now we've always said 'any size' too, and until something arrives that's simply too big, we're open to all dimensions. Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, prints, jewellery, mixed media, ceramics, glass ... all kinds of work are welcome.

Landscape & Memory is the one exhibition during the year when the works are for sale. This is a great opportunity for artists and creative people to meet and mingle, and for the local community to see the astonishing range of creativity that our region has to offer.

Click here for entry forms or call the gallery at 306.786.2992 for more information
• 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)
• Work must be made within the past 3 years
• Work entered in previous Landscape & Memory exhibitions is not eligible
• Ensure each piece is identifiable with title and artist name
• Entry deadline: May 15
• Please deliver work to the gallery between May 13 and May 15 or call 786-2992 to arrange a time


2013 Exhibitions
Jeann Spilak
Jeann Spilak, photo Donald Stein ©2013
Pocketful of Miracles
April 14 to May 19, 2013


Yorkton artist Jeann Spilak created hundreds of miniature paintings for Pocketful of Miracles. Tiny, perfect worlds that reflect the drama of scale and intricate beauty. Each is small enough to be slipped into a pocket or purse to reflect upon in a quiet moment, a private landscape in the palm of your hand.






2013 Exhibitions
The Power of Eight Large Paintings

face à nous
Michèle Mackasey

March 10 to April 26, 2013

Saskatchewan-based artist Michèle Mackasey puts the spotlight on single mothers in these portraits of families. Capturing the bond between mothers and their children, they point to the complex family dynamics arising when the father is literally out of the picture. In Mackasey's life-size paintings, the artist imbues her subjects with the dignity and status associated for centuries with portrait painting. Yet these portraits depict families who continue to live on the margins, facing prejudice and economic hardship as the mothers balance the roles of sole provider and caregiver.

Notably, within the diversity of experience and situations these families face, the resulting story is not about what is missing – it is a story of strength and empowerment. Alternately using oil or acrylic paint on linen, Mackasey employs body language, facial expression and composition with great empathy. Organized by the Mendel Art Gallery, curated by Sandra Fraser.
Artist Reception Sunday, April 14th