What's New?

Collector's Choice Art Gallery is OPEN.   We invite visitors to the gallery and framing shop.   

Our hours are 10 am to 4:30 pm on Tuesday to Saturday and by appointment at other times. 

We do suggest that you make an appointment, especially to plan framing projects, as we can only serve one person or related group at one time.  We also suggest appointments to tour our Exhibitions, as we must limit numbers of people in the gallery at once.  However, you may certainly stop by and see if we're free! 

In accordance with public health requirements, visitors to our 'public indoor space' are required to wear masks.  We ask that you use the hand sanitizer provided and practice safe physical distancing with people who are not members of your immediate household.  

We invite you to view our collections online anytime.  Our website is currently being redesigned, so will soon be completely different and, we hope, more easily navigable. 

Call the gallery at 306-665-8300 or email sales@collectorschoice.ca  to view a painting or sculpture in all its colour and texture!   Arrange to take it on approval to try in your own space!   If you are uncomfortable entering a retail space, you may pay by credit card or e-transfer, and may make arrangements for curbside pick up or for delivery, locally, nationally or internationally.  

 

CURRENT EXHIBITION

HOLIDAY SHOW

November 17, 2020 to December 24, 2020

Artworks by artists who display regularly through the gallery.  The focus is on small, affordable works suitable for gift-giving, but there are certainly large works to enliven a home or office.

 

 

RECENTLY COMPLETED EXHIBITIONS

(SOME PAINTINGS FROM ALL 2020 EXHIBITIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN THE GALLERY, TO VIEW ONLINE OR IN PERSON)

SEPTEMBER

ART NOW FINE ART FAIR

September 17, 2020 to OCTOBER 15, 2020

Sculptures and paintings by both emerging and established Saskatchewan Artists displayed in the Fifth Annual Art Now Fine Art Fair, sponsored by SaskGalleries.  The Art Fair was online and on location from September 17 to September 27, 2020.  COLLECTOR'S CHOICE ART GALLERY exhibited the works from its virtual booth in the gallery until October 15, 2020.  

Artist talks given during the Art Fair by gallery artists may be viewed on the SaskGalleries YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUfYkQdmq-_vkBromwmwFDw.  

 

JUNE & JULY

June 9, 2020 to July 31, 2020

PRIMAVERA 

A Group Exhibition in Celebration of Green Spaces, Spring and ReAwakenings

Featuring work by LAUREL SCHENSTEAD-SMITH, KATHLEEN SLAVIN, DIANE LAROUCHE-ELLARD and VALERIE MUNCH 

 

 

 

 

April 1 to April 25, 2020:

'Per Astera' By MALAIKA CHARBONNEAU 

 

 

Malaika Z Charbonneau exhibited her latest markings, using paint and canvas to explore the ephemeral concept of Time and Space. This was an exploration into a new narrative. It was not about the artist documenting. It was about the viewer engaging & discovering a narrative of their own

MARCH

'The Space In Between' By ROLAND DAUM 

 

ROLAND DAUM exhibited artworks inspired by landscape, especially the open sky, which has left an impression on his work, whether the Canadian Shield, Industrial Architectural, or Abstract Non-objective compositions.

ONGOING:  Other Gallery Artists 

 

 

Even during an Exhibition dedicated to one artist or group of artists, we continue to display at least one painting or sculpture by other artists who show regularly through the gallery

DAVE BAUML, JON BURNETT, MALAIKA Z. CHARBONNEAU, JAMES CLOW, ROLAND DAUM, JULIE GUTEK, DON HEFNERSHELLEY HOSALUKMARILYN HURST, PAUL  JACOBY,  IRENE  KNOTT, DIANE LAROUCHE-ELLARDMICHAEL LONECHILDCHRIS MACCLURE, DEBRA MARTIN, MICHAEL J. MARTIN, MARY MASTERS, VALERIE MUNCH, KEVIN PEE-ACESTEFANIA PIECOWYE, DAVID RIOMERACHEL SCHAFER, LAUREL SCHENSTEAD-SMITH, RICHARD THATCHER, JOAN WEBER 

We always have many more paintings in our storage area than are on display.  View our collections online, or, if you come in to the gallery, ask to see works by artists who interest you!

  

 

SECOND SATURDAYS

A series of events, on the Second Saturday of each month, presented by members of SaskGalleries

 

THE FIRST SECOND SATURDAY WAS

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 12:30 to 4 pm

Pop-up Exhibition by Michael J. Martin

New studies of landmarks or birds, available to view all day

Coffee and treats, 12:30 to 4 pm

Artist was present to chat

  

THE SECOND SECOND SATURDAY WAS SCHEDULED FOR

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020

Pop-up Exhibition by James M. Clow

postcard-sized paintings of birds and animals, most in oil and oxidized sterling silver 

PIECES FROM THIS EXHIBITION ARE STILL AVAILABLE, to view either ONLINE or IN PERSON  

 

 

THE JUNE SECOND SATURDAY WAS 

SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2020

THE UNOFFICIAL OPENING of PRIMAVERA

 

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New and returning artists

Within the last two years, we've welcomed several new and returning artists.  In alphabetical order:

Clarence Keith Bird was a talented Cree sculptor, who specialized in carving bears and other subjects in alabaster or soapstone.   His work was included in the group Exhibition 'The Spirit of the Land' during November, 2019.  We are saddened by his recent passing in Vancouver.

 

Malaika Z Charbonneau returned, bringing a number of abstract acrylic paintings on canvas which explore the landscape of urban growth. Her Exhibition 'Per Astera' took place in April, 2020.

 

James M. Clow draws on his training as an artist and his experience as a potash miner to create unique mixed media landscapes, portraits or paintings of ravens.  He paints in acrylic, but also incorporates potash, beaten silver, gold or copper in some of his paintings.   We currently have both the original and a limited edition print of 'Wish List', one of his beautiful paintings of a raven, some postcard-sized original paintings of birds or animals, an original landscape, and several other limited edition prints. 

 

Roland Daum has several misty lakeside or forested landscapes in various sizes in the gallery.  His Exhibition, 'The Space Between', took place in March, 2020.

 

 

Emerging artist, Jon Farrell, is showing some figurative expressionist paintings, with a high key colour palette that evokes an emotional or spiritual response. Jon graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2011 with a B.F.A, with great distinction, and currently lives in Swift Current.   

 

 

We are now representing sculptor James S Korpan in the Saskatoon area.  James has an international reputation for his sculptures in cast bronze and welded steel, often with a natural rust patina.  

 

 

Meherun Nessa, who trained at the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh before she immigrated to Canada in 2015, is showing some very bright abstract landscapes, in oil on canvas.

 

Emerging artist, Christie-Anne Ogilvie, from Saskatoon, is showing some mixed media images of natural subjects.   

 

 

Mother and daughter duo, Shelley Hudson and Rachel Schafer, held a joint Exhibition, Separate Lenses:  Shared Genes, Different Visions' with us in April, 2019.  Shelley paints from nature and her extremely creative imagination, mostly in watercolour.  Rachel paints very sensual images of the human body and nature, mostly in acrylic on canvas.  

 

In the Exhibition, 'The Spirit of Summer', held in June, 2019, Ray Keighley,Cree/Metis artist, painter and woodcarver, celebrated summer in landscapes and mystical paintings. He participated in the group Exhibition,  'The Spirit of the Land ' during November,  2019. 

The work of Ray Keighley varies from realism to a more abstract, conceptual practice. Native content often gives an added creative energy to his art objects, reflecting the artist’s balance between his ethnic origins, his life and work.

 

Diane Larouche-Ellard, from Biggar, held an Exhibition, 'Off the Beaten Path' in October, 2019.  She showed landscapes and gardenscapes found 'off the beaten path'.  She was a part of the group Exhibition, 'Primavera', in June and July, 2020.

 

 

Saskatoon artist Michael J. Martin held an Exhibition, 'Sightlines', at the same time as the Exhibition by Ray Keighley. It focused on landmarks and landscapes from both traditional and unusual vantage points: exploring standard 'head on' views and interesting angles, using portions of the subject or unusual lighting moments.  He recently completed 'Coffee Sunset', a view of the Starbucks on Broadway and 10th Street below. The portraits, landscapes and cityscapes of Michael J. Martin are known for his strong style of realism and technical expertise. 

 

Saskatoon Photographer, Scott Prokop, introduced his 2019 Signature Release Prints through the gallery.  Prints of his photographs may be ordered through the gallery on metal, canvas, paper or with easel backs.

Kathleen Slavin joined our roster of artists relatively recently.  Kathleen is a longtime member of the arts community in Saskatoon, with formal degrees in Art History and Education, other training in visual arts and close to two decades of experience in exhibiting her works in Saskatchewan.  She is inspired by the Canadian Landscape and her garden, and, as she says, 'uses a variety of mark-making techniques to hover between abstract and representational elements'.  She has both representational and abstract works in the gallery, and was one of the artists featured in the Exhibition 'Primavera'.

 

In 'The Eclectic Art of Richard Thatcher, Richard Thatcher showed expressionist and representational art in acrylic and mixed media, featuring  his 'Flow' and 'Geometric/Grid' abstractions, landscapes and the occasional experimental, surreal piece or evocative portrait.   Some pieces are still available in the gallery.

 

 

 Shu-Cheng (Shawn) Zheng, Chinese Canadian artist, held an Exhibition 'INK', featuring contemporary Chinese brush and ink paintings on rice paper mounted on raw canvas, during February,  2020.  Some pieces remain in the gallery.   He also has consigned some gift cards and chiffon scarves based on his Fly High Canada series of ink paintings of 150 Canada Geese drawn for Canada 150.  

 

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New Artworks and Reminders

We have artworks by various gallery artists like Julie Gutek, Marilyn HurstValerie Munch and Laurel Schenstead-Smith.   Both Valerie Munch and Laurel Schenstead-Smith were featured in the Exhibition 'Primavera'. 

 

We remind you of our finite selection of heirloom quality crystalline porcelains by ROD AND DENYSE SIMAIR, in a variety of sizes, shapes and glazes, secured before they dismantled their own gallery.   Regretfully, there will be no more!

Ruffled Turquoise Vase, crystalline porcelain by Rod and Denyse SimairCeladon Crystalline Ribbons, by Rod and Denyse Simair

Black Jet, crystalline porcelain by Rod and Denyse SimairDetail of crystals on Black Jet

  

Bears and other animals

In addition to bears by Clarence Keith Bird, we have

Mark Totan's serpentine polar bears, diving or climbing wet out of the  water

 

 

and Dave Riome's buffalo or his owls

Or his hand sculptures 

Buffalo Stones

They can sit on a shelf or be held in your hand