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Greg Curnoe's September exhibition "Text" opened on Thursday, September 11 with great fanfare.  The exhibition includes all-text-work that ranges in date from 1961 to 1992.  Many of these lettered works have never been seen before.




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Canadian Art Magazine's Gallery Hop Gallery Dinner & Auction featuring works by Wanda Koop and Greg Curnoe

Gallery Hop Gallery Dinner and Auction on Thursday, September 18, 2014
6pm Cocktails
8pm Dinner & Live Auction

The Canadian Art Foundation’s annual Gallery Hop Gala Dinner and Auction returns to the Kool Haus for a phenomenal celebration under the theme of Generation(s), taking a cue from our magazine, Canadian Art, which celebrates 30 years with its Fall 2014 issue. The event unfolds with cocktails, dinner and the ever-popular auction. Funds raised from the evening and auction go to support programming initiatives of the Canadian Art Foundation, which is dedicated to providing a destination for artists and art enthusiasts to connect and be inspired by art, in...

On August 1-2 Associate Director Jennie Kraehling travelled to Naperville, IL and successfully completed the International Society of Appraiser's (ISA) Re-qualification Course.

Every five years credentialed members of the ISA are required to pass the re-qualification course and maintain an up-to-date USPAP certification.  At the course, students submitted an appraisal report for peer-review, reviewed report writing, appraisal terminology, ethics and learned about new appraisal technology.

Jennie Kraehling has been a member of the ISA since 2009.


We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Canadian sculptor Walter Redinger. 

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, July 19 at the West Lorne Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors, 202 Main Street, West Lorne.  Visitation from 12-2pm.  Service at 2pm.


One of six children of a tobacco farmer, Walter Redinger spent all but a few years of his life within miles of where he was born in 1940 in Wallacetown, in South Western Ontario. Walter spent a good deal of time exploring the rocky shores of Lake Erie, helping out on the tobacco farm and drawing with his friend and sculptor, Ed Zelenak. 

At 17, he spent a year studying commercial art at Beal Technical College in London, Ontario. With no formal training in sculpture under his belt, he began to make sculpture...

Our 16th Annual Sizzling Summer Soiree on Friday, July 11 marked the opening of Erik Olson & James Kirkpatrick's exhibitions.  If you missed it, here are some party pics:





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Andrew Gunn of Canadian Interviews sits down with Erik Olson to talk about his July exhibition "The Mountains".

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Now on view at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery in Sarnia a 16 x 24 foot mural painted by James Kirkpatrick.  The mural will be on the main reception wall for the next year.

More info about the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery HERE




View more of James Kirkpatrick's work HERE


Congratulations to Erik Olson!  In October he will be moving to Dusseldorf, Germany to study at the Kunstakademie as Peter Doig's guest student.

The Kunstakademie Düsseldorf is the Arts Academy of the city of Düsseldorf.  Notable artists who attended the academy include Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Demand and Andreas Gursky.


Ashleigh Bartlett has been shortlisted for the 16th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Fifteen of Canada’s finest emerging visual artists were announced on June 16 as finalists in the 2014 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. As part of RBC’s ongoing support and dedication to emerging artists across several disciplines, this competition helps discover painters in the early stages of their career and provides them with the foundation and necessary tools to succeed.

“Each year, we are impressed by the caliber of submissions the RBC Canadian Painting Competition receives,” said Robin Anthony, curator, RBC. “The jury is buzzing about this group of artists, and we are excited to announce the list of finalists to the public and are hoping they benefit from the profile this competition will ...