About Us

          Welcome to Saskatoon's Collector’s Choice Art Gallery. This is our artist and art-buyer friendly online space. If you’re looking for original Saskatchewan art of all types and in all price ranges, this is a great place to start. When you visit our retail space, we throw out the welcome mat.  It's easy to pop in because you’ll find excellent, easily accessible parking right beside our gallery.

Collector’s Choice Art Gallery doesn’t just help you purchase art that’s perfect for your living, office or corporate space, we also provide framing services, as well as ideas and hands-on direction for hanging and displaying art.  We’ll even visit your space and help you install your newly-purchased art, or refresh your space by arranging and hanging art you’ve just purchased with art you’ve collected from before.

 

Visiting Collector’s Choice Art Gallery is only the start of our relationship.  Buying art from us builds the relationship and we do whatever we can to maintain that relationship after your purchase. 

Founders, Lissa Gruza and Murray Gruza

Lissa Gruza was born and raised in Moose Jaw. She attended the University of Saskatchewan and has attended many workshops on fine arts and picture framing. She most loves working with clients to solve individual decorating and framing challenges. In 1979, she – along with Murray – opened Collector’s Choice Art Gallery.

Murray Gruza was born and raised in Saskatoon and is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.  He initially worked as a display person in retail and spent 7 years in educational television, working in various capacities as cameraman, set builder, lighting director, and director.  In 1979, he accepted a new opportunity and became a partner in the new gallery, Collector’s Choice Art Gallery.  In July of 1980 he became the manager and full time employee of the gallery.  He and Lissa eventually became sole owners of Collector’s Choice, and continued to expand the business, travelling to seminars, courses, and workshops throughout Canada and the United States.  Over 39 years, until March 31, 2018, Murray took pride in finding the right solution for his clients’ art and framing needs.

New Owner, Anne Hardy 

Anne Hardy became the owner of Collector's Choice as of April 1, 2018, when Murray and Lissa Gruza retired.  Anne grew up in Saskatoon.  She developed a passion for art while attending Nutana Collegiate, through viewing the works in the Memorial Art Gallery.  She attended the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History, and a Bachelor of Law Degree.  After articling, doing graduate work at the Universities of Toronto and Ottawa, and teaching in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta, she returned to Saskatoon, where she taught as a sessional lecturer in the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan, and then went into private practice.  She is scaling back her law practice in order to manage Collector's Choice, with the assistance of its talented, experienced staff.  She looks forward to continuing the mission statement adopted by Murray and Lissa Gruza:   “Collector’s Choice Art Gallery – First choice in quality, creativity and service.  Friends you can trust”.