Category Archives: VAAA Gallery Archives

Works on Paper: Edmonton and Calgary, AB

Works on Paper posterTen Alberta artists in a juried exhibition, showing a great diversity of styles, approach, and media—with the exception of one unifying element: paper. These are Works on Paper.

In Edmonton, it runs August 29–October 24, with reception Friday September 30 from 7 – 9pm. The Northern Alberta
Jubilee Auditorium 11455 87 Avenue NW.

In Calgary the show runs October 28–December 15, with reception Saturday November 12 from 2 – 4pm. The Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 1415 14 Ave NW.

Alberta Collects – Visual Arts Alberta Gallery: Edmonton, AB

Alberta Collects at the Visual Arts Alberta GalleryAn inside look at the Alberta art scene! Some of our best Alberta art and the fascinating stories of how the art work is acquired…

December 3, 2015 to February 27, 2016 with Opening Reception Thursday, December 3 from 7 to 9:30pm.

Visual Arts Alberta Gallery B,  3rd Floor, 10215 112 St. Edmonton, AB

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 10AM – 4pm and Saturday 12 – 4pm
Closed December 20, 2015 to January 5, 2016 and February 13, 2016.

Alberta Spirit at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery, Edmonton

Alberta Spirit at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery (3rd floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton)  from October 1st, 2015 – November 28th, 2015. Reception: Thursday October 1st, 2015 between 7pm and 9:30pm. (Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday noon – 4pm, closed October 10th and November 11th).Alberta Spirit poster v1

Andriashek / Kleinsasser In Visual Arts Alberta Gallery: Edmonton AB



Exhibition Dates: June 4 to July 25, 2015, 3rd floor, 10215-112 ST  Edmonton, Alberta,  Wednesday – Friday 1- 4pm, Saturday 12-4 pm.

Familiars, Out-of-Towners, As Well As All the Others: Erika Andriashek  in Gallery B
Large figurative sculptures that, through public participation, are to be continuously worked upon throughout the exhibition. The public are invited to leave their own found or sentimental objects of any size and shape with the sculptures; the artist will then document changes and evolution of the work.

Salva Corpus Amanti / Digital Imagery by David J. Kleinsasser in Gallery A
Salva Corpus Amanti…translates to “save (or heal) the lover’s body” – it is to emotionally and viscerally experience what is seen with the eyes as ecstasy, total unity and oneness. Kleinsasser’s digital imagery seeks to delight your eyes, nurture your soul and expand your connections to the world around you.

Reception: Thursday, June 18 from 7 to 9:30pm

Pilch + St. Maur Exhibitions at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery: Edmonton

Opening on April 2nd between 7:00pm and 9:30pm  is Gerald St. Maur’s “Searching Skies, Seeing Through Trees” in gallery a and Jean Pilch’s “Edited Realism” in Gallery b. Both exhibitions run between April 2nd and May 30th, 2015 in Visual Arts Alberta Gallery (3rd floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton). Gallery Hours are Wednesday to Friday: 10am – 4pm and saturday: noon – 4pm. (The gallery will be closed on April 3rd, April 4th and May 16th).Pilch evite draftSt. Maur evite draftt

Catton / Douglas In Visual Arts Alberta Gallery: Edmonton AB

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 Exhibition Dates: February 5 to March 28, 2015, 3rd floor, 10215-112 ST  Edmonton, Alberta,  Wednesday – Friday 1- 4pm, Saturday 12-4 pm.

Songs of the Soul: Father Douglas osf in Gallery A
A series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience
Songs of the Soul represents in paint issues such as the environment, equality/inclusiveness, aging, homelessness, depression, religious/racial differences, mortality and the need for social justice.
Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work that expresses how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

Tengingar: connections and contrasts in Iceland Deborah Catton in Gallery B
TENGINGAR is Icelandic for connections. The exhibition captures the personal experiences of artist Deborah Catton during a 30 day residency period in May, 2014 in Iceland. The work explores connections between the landscape, the geography and the climate and the many connections and contrasts that exist with the colour, shape and form of this amazing place.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 5th from 7 to 9:30pm


Review of Violet Owen: Modern Woman

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Image: Violet Owen, “Nude in a Chinese Smock”

Violet Owen’s exhibition Modern Woman, curated by Shane Golby and Chris W. Carson, is a testament to the endurance of the female form as an artistic subject. In spite of the abundance of images we encounter on a daily basis, the painted nude is still able to titillate and shock. Perhaps this has something to do with the medium of paint—the thought of one posing for great lengths of time in various stages of undress—or perhaps it is the fact that nude paintings (more…)

Violet Owen: Visual Arts Alberta Gallery

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curated by Shane Golby and Chris W. Carson.

Exhibition dates: December 11th 2014 to January 31, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday , December 11th, 7:00 -9:30 pm

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC (3rd floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton) is open Wednesday to Friday  10 – 4 pm Saturday 12 – 4 pm Closed December 21, 2014 to January 6, 2015


Opening at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery: Jean-Rene Leblanc & Patricia Coulter

LeBlanc evite draftCoulter evite draftThe Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is pleased to host the photographic work of Jean-Rene Leblanc in Gallery A and Patricia Coulter’s mixed media work in Gallery B. 

As part of her exhibition, Bits and Pieces, Coulter is inviting the public to consider the personal or societal impact of breast cancer by bringing in a piece of paper with an inspirational quotation, a favourite saying or motto, words of wisdom, or any writing contextualizing experience with this disease. From these contributions, Coulter will create a work of art of which 50% of the sale price will benefit breast cancer research. Please drop off your contributions during regular gallery hours.

Both exhibitions open on Thursday, October 30th and run until Saturday, December 6th, 2014. The Gallery is open from Wed-Fri, 10-4 pm and Sat, 12-4 pm, with closures on holidays and holiday weekends.