Upon a Flower
Reception: Coffee Reception, Saturday, March 24, 2PM
February 24 - March 29
With Spring just around the corner, Art Placement is pleased to present a group exhibition of florals in a range of media including painting, drawing, and photography. Gallery artists and invited guests approach flowers from a variety of positions: as aesthetic subjects, as jumping-off points for explorations into materials and abstraction, and as symbolic objects relating to themes of life, creativity, death, and renewal. Featuring works by Louise Cook, Reta Cowley, Jane Harington, Dorothy Knowles, Joanne Lyons, Alicia Popoff, and Laura St. Pierre.ART for SALE at The Art Gallery of Swift Current
Reception: Friday, March 16, 7PM
March 3 - April 22
Commercial galleries and artwork sales are important to sustaining the arts ecology in our time. Commercial galleries serve the public by providing access to artwork for private ownership and use in a home or business space. A commercial gallery serves the artist by presenting their artwork publicly. They nurture an audience and buyers for the artist’s work, helping to sustain an artist’s practice and building credibility for their art expression.
The Art Gallery of Swift Current's exhibition, “Art for Sale”, examines two major Saskatchewan commercial galleries: The Gallery / Art Placement of Saskatoon – now celebrating its 40th year – and Slate Fine Art Gallery of Regina, established only a few years ago. This exhibition will introduce us to the major artists, newly established artists, and emerging artists of Saskatchewan represented by these galleries. See fine artworks which are for sale, learn how to buy an artwork and why we should, and come to better appreciate the quality of fine artwork and professionalism offered by commercial galleries.