Our last show in our past location was by one of our founding members Frances Chapman. The show opeing was sunday, July 16, noon to 3pm. The show ran from July 14 - July 28, 2017. "Medicine for the Mind" paintings by Frances Chapman.
Artist Statement by France Chapman:
Nature has a healing quality for me. Being outdoors in green
spaces or even white spaces, like snow and ice, gives me peace. I could
describe the many hikes I’ve taken through the years; however, it is the
experience that stays with me. All of these paintings recall those memories –
guided group hikes that challenged me, or day hikes with my friends – summer
and winter. Kananaskis mountains, or into the parks west of here, or the
foothills close to Calgary, all are beautiful no matter what day or season, so
I say, just go, it is medicine for the mind.
Centennial Art Gallery original Press Release in 1975:
The Centennial Art Gallery was conceived in Calgary’s Centennial
year, 1975, with the aim of providing an outlet for the work of local emerging
artists at a time when exposure was otherwise unavailable to them. It is
organized on a co-operative basis in that over half of its contributing artists
provide their services on a voluntary basis towards the operation of the
Gallery. Although it is a limited liability company, it is
essentially a non-profit organization using all of its revenues towards its
upkeep and the support of its members through commissions. Such aims
have resulted in an enthusiastic membership who have contributed to the
Gallery’s continuing success without the need for private or governmental
funding. The membership consists of approximately 40 contributing
artists at one time, many of whom have subsequently, as a result of the
Gallery’s encouragement and promotion, had one-person shows and received
national or inter-national recognition. The above item was a press release used
when the gallery started in 1975.The Board of Directors in 1975: Betty
Cox, Patricia Jones, Lois Washington, Rosemarie Gall,In 1983, a fifth director was appointed: Dee
de Wit. The gallery’s first location was in Mayfair Place and
due to space restrictions was moved and expanded to Palliser Square East in 1977.
133 – 125 Ninth Ave. SE.
In 2008, Centennial Gallery moved from
there to a new location, still in the mall, 153, 115 9th Ave SE.
now looking for a new physical space, and will keep you posted on any new
locations or pop-up shows.
In 2015, Earlene Manz presented her show My Prairie Heart at Centennial Art Gallery. Here is a selection of those works, many still available for purchase: please contact the gallery for more information.
Earlene was fortunate to have grown up in Saskatoon when Ernest Lindner was teaching at
the Technical Collegiate. There was a special art program after school for selected
students from the city and Earlene attended for four years. It was during this time
that she began to develop awareness of non-representative art. Other artists that
had an impact on her at this time were Robert G. Murray, Henri Bonli and Otto Rogers.
Earlene joined Calgary Community Painters Society in 1976. She had the opportunity
to see her work mature under the many instructors who taught the weekly workshops
for the club. (Stan Perrott, Frank Palmer, Jim Ulrich, Dave More, Bev Tosh, to name
a few.) Earlene has been conscientious in continuing her education by attending
classes taught by Calgary
artists as well as courses given through the Red Deer College of Art Series. In
1983 she was chosen to be an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Centennial Gallery accepted Earlene as a member in January of 1993. She served as
President of the gallery from 1997-1999. Earlene was accepted into membership of
Calgary Artists Society in 1996. Earlene began teaching Art classes at the Kerby
Centre for Seniors in 1999. Earlene now holds a position on the Board of Directors
of Centennial Art Gallery.
Earlene has participated in many juried shows with Calgary Community
Painters, the Federation of Canadian Artists and Calgary Artists Society. Her works
have also been part of travelling shows to Dartmouth,
NS and VancouverBC. The Red Deer
and DistrictMuseum chose Earlene’s paintings as part
of their “Into the Garden” exhibitions 1994 and 1999.
Centennial Gallery with K. Morris & L. Pedersen 2016 Whimsical
Centennial Gallery with potter Susan Thorpe 2015 My Prairie Heart
Centennial Gallery with Margaret Bergman 2015 As The Spirit Moves
Centennial Gallery with Liz Roberts & Thelma Likuski 2009
Centennial Gallery with Margaret Bergman 2009 Coloratura
Centennial Gallery with Margaret Bergman 2005 Not Only Paint
Centennial Gallery with Katy Morris 2004 Yours Mine and Ours
Centennial Gallery with select Gallery Artists 2004 All That
Centennial Gallery with Margaret Bergman 2002 Paper Chase
Centennial Gallery with select Gallery Artists, two shows, 2000
Centennial Gallery with Margaret Bergman 1999 Catch 21-22
Centennial Gallery with Lisa Adams 1998 Terra Sancta
Centennial Gallery with Bill Jackson and Edna Charchuk 1997
Centennial Gallery 2015 My Prairie Heart
Centennial Gallery 2011 Collage Degree (stick with me kid)
Centennial Gallery 2006 Azure
Centennial Gallery 2001 The Sky’s the Limit!
Centennial Gallery 1996 Shoot the Moon
Centennial Gallery 1992 Colours of the Ecliptic
First Place FCA Show Muttart Gallery 1990
Third Place FCA Show Fish Creek Library 1990
Third Place FCA Show Gulf Gallery 1991
Alberta Foundation for the Arts acquisition “Sunrunner” six panel
Our member Katy Morris is busy...here are her classes at the Kerby Centre Acrylic: A World of Colour. This course will explore both colour mixing and colour theory, with an emphasis on greens, greys, oranges, reds and purples. Keeping this palate in mind, you are encouraged to bring an image that interests you! Additional Images will be provided. B21 Wednesdays, Sept. 13 - Oct 26. 10:00 - 3:00 Room 313 Member: $109 non-member $129...No class Sept 27.
Watercolour: A Potpourri. Using both still life flowers and potted flower arrangements, you will learn to extract the important elements of the scene and focus on simplicity. Please bring images of flowers. B22 Fridays Sept 15 - Oct 27. 10:00 - 3:00 Room 313 Member: $109 non-member $129...No class Sept 29. Acrylic: Winter Wonderland. The hardest thing to learn and execute in acrylics is the world of white. By turning summer scenes into winter ones, you will learn to transform previously dead whites into glowing whites. B23 Wednesdays, Nov. 8 - Dec 13. 10:00 - 3:00 Room 313 Member: $109 non-member $129. Watercolour: All Seasons of Trees. As the seasons, change so do the colours! With this in mind, we will be learning colour theory, colour mixing, composition and aerial perspective of colour. As well, new brush techniques will be explored. B24 Fridays Nov 10 - Dec. 15. 10:00 - 3:00 Room 313 Member: $109 non-member $129 #artclasses, #paintingclasses, #watercolour