On Saturday, September 27 from 2-4pm we shared some of Greg Curnoe's vast personal book collection with the public. In exchange for one free Greg Curnoe book, we asked that each person write a cherished memory of Greg Curnoe. The memories consisted of stories about Greg, a meaningful question, a description of how his work was inspirational and poems about Greg.

Sheila Curnoe generously gave us a selection of Greg's books for this exchange.  The books, like Greg's interests, are extremely diverse; there are books about poetry, military history, politics, comics, literature, wine, local history, and sports. Each book bears Greg's signature and date of acquisition.

Each personal memory was recorded in a scrap book along with the book title, author and inscription....

Canadian Art Foundation Announces a new annual initiative: The Wanda Koop Research Fund.

From Canadian Art's announcement: “The Wanda Koop Research Fund will provide support to artists looking to embark on or complete research for their practices…The WKR Fund offers new opportunities for Canadian artists to expand their outlook both nationally and internationally. Named for the Winnipeg artist appearing on the cover of the first issue of Canadian Art in Fall 1984, the fund honours our ongoing commitment to artists and their work”.

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:


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