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Canada House in Trafalgar Square opens featuring Canadian artworks including Gathie Falk sculpture.

There are 291 pieces of Canadian art on display at Canada House. They include works by: Emily Carr, Group of Seven member Arthur Lismer, Photographer Edward Burtynsky, Sculptors Gathie Falk and Joe Fafard.



On February 19, The Queen officially re-opened Canada's newly refurbished high commission in London, after years of an extensive renovation.  Canada's High Commissioner Gordon Campbell said that Canada House serves as the country's "front door"for people in the United Kingdom.


Over the past few weeks we have been working on developing a new Buy/Sell page on our website. We have changed our Gallery page to reflect more accurately the diversity of our business. The new Buy/Sell page tells our history, explains how to get your art appraised and expands on our acquisition service.

Click HERE to view new Buy/Sell Page


Jason McLean's show "Soda Gardner" at Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles extended to March 14.

Jason McLean's current exhibition at the Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles is scheduled to run from January 17 to March 14.  The show includes recent drawings, mixed media works and sculpture.

View more images from the Los Angeles exhibition HERE

View available Jason McLean works HERE

In preparation for Ed Zelenak's upcoming May 2015 exhibition at the gallery, we drove to West Lorne on Friday for a studio visit with Ed.  We were thrilled to see an exciting new series of colourful copper/ tin/ acid etched wall panels that reference the sun, moon and stars.




We also got a sneak peek at one of the major pieces - this one 8 x 10 feet - that will be included in Ed's upcoming Museum London survey exhibition.


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From January 30 - February 2, Michael Gibson travelled to Calgary to attend the opening of the Oh Canada show.  He hit the ground running: studio visits with Terrance Houle and Mark Mullin, gallery visits, Oh Canada openings at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Nickle Galleries, Glenbow and Esker Foundation, attended the curator talk on Sunday and a Superbowl party with clients.  Here are some highlights:



Michael with a greeter at the airport



With Doug Maclean and artist Peter von Tiesenhausen

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Congratulations to Wanda Koop, one of the 61 artists included in Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America which is now open in Calgary until April 26, 2015.

Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America, organized by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), is the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside Canada.  Comprised of more than 100 artworks by over 60 artists and collectives from across the country, Oh, Canada is huge in both scale and scope.

This exhibition is held at 4 galleries in Calgary: Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Nickle Galleries, Esker Foundation and the Glenbow.

More information about the show HERE


Ashleigh Bartlett is one of the 42 artists included in "Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art" curated by Kristy Trinier.  

Bartlett will be showing a video titled "Bucketheads" and a cluster of new paintings on paper titled "Their Party."  The exhibition runs until May 3rd at Enterprise Galleries with The University of Alberta, and The Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton.

Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art is an examination of the creative practices at work with Alberta artists and ultimately an expression on what it feels like to be an artist in Alberta. The title is derived from an abandoned transit platform located under the civic centre of the province’s capital, Edmonton. Future Station is in reality both a physical and...

(above) Michael Smith in his Montreal Studio


For 2 days in January, Michael Gibson flew to Montreal to visit with artists, clients and to take in the treasures at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.  Here are some highlights:



"Lady in Black" by Lilias Newton at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts



After a long day of visits at the Dominion Square Tavern


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Congratulations to Wanda Koop who has moved to Brooklyn, New York for four months.  She will be doing an artist residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program.  More info HERE

Koop also has an upcoming exhibition in 2015 in Washington, DC at the Canadian Embassy, as well as the Woodrow Wilson Centre.


Our Greg Curnoe Books Have Found a New Home

Over the holidays, we built shelves for our collection of Greg Curnoe books.  Housed in the Woodman Room, the books are now organized and display Greg's many varied interests: poetry, literature, language, history, film and wine.