Friday, November 28, 2008

Gallery IS 3rd Annual Miniatures Exhibit

Dear Friends

Gallery IS, is once again hosting its most exciting Group Show. The Miniatures Exhibit is an annual event in the gallery, featuring small (and even tiny) works of art by over 20 local artists. This year we have an exceptional assortment of one-of-a-kind artworks. From jewellery, to felt, to paintings and mixed media, and even photography, this years show is not to be missed.

The artists participating this year are:
  • Lauren Cowles, Mixed Media
  • Peter Allen, Pastel
  • Margaret Hall, Felt
  • Erika Schulz, Painting and Drawing, ACEO's
  • Jeri-Lynn Ing, Painting
  • Valerie Turbak, Mixed Media
  • Melissa Russel, Jewelery
  • Amor, Jewelery
  • Shiela Wright, Watercolor
  • Sara Dudenhoffer, Watercolor, ACEO's
  • Roberta Murray, Altered Photography
  • Michael Huyzer, Painting
  • Rikki Renard, Painting
  • Elizabeth Ferchuk, Jewelery
  • Donna Herrick, Woven Metal
  • Glenda Ganz, Collage
  • Gillian Best, Mixed Media
  • Norma Barsness, Painting
  • Marie Banville, Encaustic
  • Justina Smith, Painting
  • Kate More, Painting
  • Peter Cameron, Painting

All the artwork is very affordably priced because of its small size (most works will be under $100.00), so Gallery IS will be the perfect place to find that perfect gift for friends and family.

This show and sale runs the entire month of December, from the 1st to the 31st.
It is cash and carry, so first come first served.
Join us this sunday November 30th for a special preview of the show from noon to 3pm.
Gallery IS will be open late on the First Friday December 5th, until 8:00pm. Join us for tea and cookies.

Along with our new miniatures, the Gallery will also have it's selection from our regular represented artists. Be sure to check out all the new works of art!

New this winter ... Fashion Scarves. These unique scarves are not so much for warmth, but are a unique alternative to jewelery. Hand-made, and in a variety of colours. Only $15.00 each! Make a statement at the office, or out on the town.

Gallery IS Holiday Closures. Short hours on Dec 24th, 11am-3pm. The Gallery will be closed on the following dates; Dec 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th. As well as Jan 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Regular hours resume Jan 5th.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Now Accepting Submissions For Miniatures Show

Open call to all artists.
We are now accepting submissions to the Gallery IS 3rd Annual Miniatures Exhibit.

This show is our exciting Christmas Sale. We gear these works for people who are buying gifts. 2D submissions must be 50 square inches or smaller. 3D submissions must be 6 inches tall or less. We encourage all media, and are interested in many interpretations. IN the past we have had miniature handmade boxes, many tiny paintings, small pendants on chains (necklaces), and even some works as small as a postage stamp.
All media are acceptable. Professional, emerging, and student work will be considered.

We are only accepting three submissions per artist for this exhibit. There is the possibility for showing more than three once you have been accepted.

The deadline for submissions to the "Miniatures" group show is November 22nd, 08.
Notice of acceptance will be given by November 24th, 08.
Delivery of accepted artwork must be made by Sunday, November 30th/08.

Please review our submission guidelines.

Official show dates are December 1st to December 31st, 2008.
Late night shopping on Friday, December 5th, 08. 6-8m.

All submissions must be made to the Gallery IS.
Submissions can be made via email.
Call us for more info or if you have any questions (403) 341-4641.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Thank you to everyone who made our Gallery IS LIVE event a great success. We had a big turn-out on friday to listen to the great Electrocoustic Jazz of DIG.IN.IT., and watch Susan Woolgar create a beautiful painting on site.

The painting done by Susan is now the object of a silent auction. If you missed your chance to place a bid just call or email the gallery and we will add your name to the list. Bidding is already up to $700.00.

There is a reserve on this piece, so it will not be sold untill that reserve is met. The value of the painting is regularily $2'500.00. This is a chance to bring home an amazing artwork of Susan's with a great story.

Be sure to get involved soon. We will be making regular updates on this blog as to the status of the bidding.
BIDDING IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations Deb Buffum! :)