Feb
3
Sat
First Opening Reception of 2018 @ Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for the first opening reception of 2018 we have five talented artists who will be showcasing their work in our three upper galleries.
Reid Gallery
Uncultivated Ground
BARBARA LANGMAID
MEGAN DILL
RICK CAPELLA

Ted Fogg Gallery
Korean Dreams

NATHALIE DAOUST

West Gallery 
Inner Rain Forest
Shelly Ross

Come meet the artists in attendance and enjoy some refreshments, Saturday, February 3rd from 1-3pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Apr
21
Sat
Boundary Showcase of the Arts @ gallery 2
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – May 5 @ 3:00 pm

The opening day of the 19th Annual Arts & Culture Week is  April 21st.
Please join us as Boundary artists present their best work. We have many talented artists throughout the Boundary area, some who will be showing their work for the first time in a large gallery. The exhibition will open Saturday, April 21st to Saturday, May 5th. A reception will be held at gallery 2 on Saturday, April 28th from 1-3pm. Come meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments. Hosted by Boundary District Arts Council and Gallery 2.
“The history of this event goes back to June 1979 called ‘Spring Thing’ when the Grand Forks Arts Society had a display in conjunction with Canada Week. In March 1981 it continued in Perley School as the ‘Spring Arts Festival’ along with an evening concert. In May ‘84 ‘Spring Thing’ was expanded and held in the Boundary Mall with over 200 displays. This encouraged the Society to hold Spring Thing events in the art gallery in 1985, 1986 and 1987 but due to a lack of a coordinator and funding the last one was held in 1991.
In 1999 the Assembly of BC Arts Councils announced they would help fund local Arts Councils if they participated in an Arts Week during their specified time, the last week in April. The Grand Forks Arts Council with the help from the Grand Forks Art Gallery revived the event and has continued annually with changes in names and buildings.

REGISTRATION FORM
For more information please contact the gallery at 250 442 2211 or direct your questions to communications@g2gf.ca.

Apr
28
Sat
Boundary Showcase Artist Reception @ gallery 2, Grand Forks Art Gallery
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please join us for the 19th Annual the Artist Reception of the Boundary Showcase.
Meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments come between 1-3pm

 

 

May
11
Fri
Glenn Clark Artist Talk @ gallery 2, Grand Forks Art Gallery
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join artist Glenn Clarke for a tour of Wackem Sackem, a series of interactive sculptural paintings depicting iconic hockey scenes. Free Admission.

May
12
Sat
Opening Reception @ gallery 2, Grand Forks Art Gallery
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 12th for the opening reception of three amazing artists.
Wackem Sackem, Glenn Clark
NAKUSP NARRATIVES, Wendy Toogood
prefers drawing pictures, Don Mabie
Reception is at 1pm to 3pm, refreshments and goodies will be served.
Visit the exhibitions page for more information on the artists.

 

Jul
14
Sat
Closing Reception @ Gallery 2, Grand Forks Art Gallery
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for the Closing Reception of three very talented artists. (The opening was cancelled on May 14th due to flooding.) 
Artists Glenn Clark, Don Mabie and Wendy Toogood will be in attendance.
Come show your support and learn about the exhibitions from the artists and enjoy some refreshments.

Jul
20
Fri
Sneak Peek & Artist Talk @ Gallery 2, Grand Forks Art Gallery
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us Friday evening for Sneak Peek & Artist Talk with Gallery 2 Director/Curator Tim van Wijk. He will be talking about the opening exhibition; Print (ed) Word, Alberta Printmakers Association.

Jul
21
Sat
Opening Reception @ Gallery 2, Grand Forks Art Gallery
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for the Opening Reception of these three unique and well-known artists.

Domestic Flights; Lou Lynn 
Richard & Beverley Reid Gallery

The Space Between; The World Before Us;
Willa Downing
The West Gallery

Print (ed) Word; Alberta Printmakers Association
The Ted Fogg Gallery

Aug
17
Fri
Taps & Tapas 3 @ Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Please keep watch for the details for the Taps & Tapas 3.

Sep
14
Fri
Sneak Peek & Artist Talk @ Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Zev Tiefenbach Friday, September 14th at 7 pm. 

Tiefenbach’s large format backlit photography captures stunning views of the landscape set against a more mundane backdrop of housing development. Te ethereal glow from the images intensifies the visual impact, imparting the euphoric sense of inevitability that often accompanies new developments.

The Wild fire that Begat Suburbia speaks to the underlying social condition where “natural disasters” are harnessed by capitalist interests who posture themselves as the divine force of inevitable progress.

Sep
15
Sat
Opening Reception @ Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us on September 15 from 1-3 pm for our fall Opening Reception of these three new exhibitions.

Reid Gallery
Between Heaven and Earth
Dennis Evans, Richard Crack, Susan Crack
Three artists – Dennis Evans, Susan Crack and Richard Crack – have been dedicated to working creatively for over fifty years. They met as students in the mid-1960’s went their separate ways professionally after graduation. Now, as they direct their energies full-time to their creative passions, a common theme has emerged in their work.

Fogg Gallery
When I Grow Up
Darlene Dautel
Darlene Dautel grew up in Grand Forks, moved away as many do and has moved back to pursue her artistic practice. A multi-disciplinary artist. Darlene’s whimsical series – When I Grow Up challenged her to explore a different medium every month for 12 months. While the subject matter varies widely – people, places, and plants figure prominently – When I Grow Up is a celebration of the simpler things life has to offer.
The result is a testament ot her technical skill and creative energy as well as an anwer to the age-old question -p ” What do you to be when you grow up?”

West Gallery
The Wildfire that Begat Suburbia
Zev Tiefenbach
Based on a 2007 photographic series taken in Southridge BC, a subdivision on the outskirts of Kelowna that was built on the site of the 2003 Okanagan Mountain fires, The Wildfire that Begat Suburbia examines the relationship between natural disasters, wilderness, religiosity and suburban development.
Tiefenbach’s large format backlit photography captures stunning views of the landscape set against a more mundane backdrop of housing development. Te ethereal glow from the images intensifies the visual impact, imparting the euphoric sense of inevitability that often accompanies new developments.
The Wild fire that Begat Suburbia speaks to the underlying social condition where “natural disasters” are harnessed by capitalist interests who posture themselves as the divine force of inevitable progress.

Sep
28
Fri
Culture Days Artist Talk with Darlene Dautel @ Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
29
Sat
Exhibition Opening – Honouring Bert Schroeder @ Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct
2
Tue
Grand Forks Art Gallery AGM @ Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

You are invited to the Grand Forks Art Gallery Society’s AGM. 
We will report on another successful year at Gallery 2, present the 2017/2018 financial statements, and elect new and returning board members. the AGM is an opportunity for Gallery 2 members to ask questions and provide feedback on gallery operations. this year, we will be sharing our new 5-year strategic plan; we look forward to seeing you!

Nov
24
Sat
27th Annual Wine Tasting @ Gallery 2 Grand Forks Art Gallery
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Nov
30
Fri
11th Annual Artisan Christmas Fair @ Gallery 2 Grand Forks Art Gallery
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm

On Friday November 30th and Saturday December 1st artisans come together at gallery 2 in the historic courthouse for the 11th Annual Artisan Christmas Fair. The building will be decked from top to bottom with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas. The decorating theme this year is “Merry & Bright” so come check out the creative work of our Chair Teresa Rezansoff and all her helpers.

We have several artisans from the Boundary area and beyond who have been working year round to bring their best arts and crafts to the fair. It’s a great time to shop for that unique gift idea for someone special in your life.

The Board, Staff and Volunteers will be operating the Bistro as a fundraiser and the proceeds put towards ongoing arts & culture programming and exhibitions.  

We will also have hourly draws, so you can benefit from your purchases and have a chance to win and choose from a variety of wares donated by our artisans. Bring your camera and take a picture by the the 15 foot Christmas tree.

Doors open Friday, November 30th from 10am-5pm and Saturday, December 1st from 10am-3pm.

If you are interested in participating in the fair and would like setup a table please see below for registration.
 Artisan Christmas Fair – Click Here

 

Feb
1
Fri
Opening Reception @ gallery 2
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on February 2nd for our first Opening Reception of 2019. Please take note this is an evening opening.

Reid Gallery
Deborah Thompson
Pan-dulum: A call to Unreason

Pan-dulum: a call to unreason is the outcome of Deborah Thompson’s ongoing research into the poles of instinct between hope and fear. These manifest as extremes of anxiety that volley between panic and rapture. Her response to these conditions is an invocation to the pagan god of nature, Pan.
This exhibition questions our impulse to please a system that does not serve us and refuses our individuality. If our instincts of caring, nourishing and relation building are absent from the dominant discourse, then everyone suffers. Pan-dulum manifests the swing from extremes of our instinctual wisdom from the throngs of high stress and over achieving to forms of escapism and transcendence. Pan’s presence is a desperate call for something different: a wisdom born of unreason in a culture driven by reason.

Thompson’s paintings and sculpture court the chaos that rides at the fringes of the mind and society. Drawing on philosophical writings and pondering the nature of mental health, these works engage a disturbance of order that can become the seedbed of a new source of wisdom, born from unreason. It is a call for connection to our instincts – it is urgent that we bring the wisdom of nature to consciousness!

Fogg Gallery
Stephanie Kellett
ReWilding: fire starter

 Re-Wilding: fire starter explores the transformation that occurs when a domesticated life form returns to its wild state. During the research phase of this project, Stephanie Kellett immersed herself for six weeks into the deep wilderness of the Chilcotin Plateau. Nearly four weeks into the trip, she noticed that the simple and everyday action of collecting twigs for fire starter connected her to a deep remembering of a time when all people lived closer to the earth.
Through the burning and painting of these collected twigs, the bundles became both effigies of the landscapes from which they came, and offerings that kept the artist warm and spirit fed. This exhibit shares these offerings through the mediums of acrylic painting, video, found-object installation, and soundscape. Enjoy, then go outside.

West Gallery
Grand Forks Modern – works from the permanent collection
Curated by Tim van Wijk

The Gallery 2 permanent collection contains works spanning a broad spectrum of styles and mediums. For this exhibition, Gallery 2’s director/curator has selected work on the cusp of the transition from the clarity of high modernism to the messy middle of post-modernism and beyond. From hard edge colour field acrylics and abstract serigraphs to photo collage and conceptual assemblies, the range of work in the collection is impressive. Grand Forks Modern juxtaposes pieces by locally significant artists with more nationally recognized works, situating the Gallery 2 permanent collection and the regional artistic activity of the Boundary within the larger art narrative of the late 20th century.

Feb
2
Sat
Artist Talk @ gallery 2
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
May
25
Sat
Rembrandt’s Attic @ gallery 2, Grand Forks Art Gallery
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rembrandt’s attic will exhibit the artwork for two weeks. This is a great way to add to your collection with some great art pieces for your collection.

Aug
16
Fri
2019 Taps & Tapas 4 @ gallery 2
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Taps & Tapas 4 will be another great Beer Tasting event. Keep watch for details.

Nov
23
Sat
28th Annual Wine Tasting @ gallery 2
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Please check back for more information as we get closer to the date.

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