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ART NOW
The Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair

Be part of a world-class event and a new Saskatchewan tradition.

ART NOW 2017 -
SEPTEMBER 15, 16, 17, 2017
Opening Night Reception - September 14
The Sound Stage, 1831 College Avenue,Regina

 

SaskGalleries presents the second annual Art Now, the Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair, featuring premiere commercial art galleries throughout Saskatchewan, and beyond. Come and wander thousands of square feet of original fine art from 9 commercial galleries, all in one location. Art lovers of all ages are welcome. Food and beverage service will be available throughout the show. 

SHOW HOURS

Thursday, September 14 - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
     Opening Night Preview Reception. Tickets available here.
Friday, September 15 - 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. -  FREE ADMISSION
     Special Happy Hour from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. featuring music and drink specials.
Saturday, September 16 - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. -  FREE ADMISSION
Sunday, September 17 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  -  FREE ADMISSION

EXHIBITORS

Art Now is excited to present our gallery exhibitors for 2017.  

OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW RECEPTION

Enjoy live music, beverages, and appetizers as your view hundreds of original art works. There will also be $3,000 worth of door prizes, including gift certificates to the show and a Joe Fafard bronze cow valued at $900, generously donated by Slate Fine Art Gallery. 
Tickets are $40 each, $20 each for artists, and are available here

PANEL SESSIONS AND ARTIST TALKS

Art Now presents a series of panel sessions and talks each day of the show, as well as some amazing artist talks. All of these sessions are free to attend and all happen at the soundstage. Check out our awesome line up:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

1:00 p.m. - Counter Monuments
On Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, governments, organizations, and individuals across the country have marked the occasion in a variety of ways. For some it is a celebration, but for others it is a reminder of a colonial past and its ongoing legacy. Official monuments memorialize and legitimize official narratives, neglecting - and at their worst, denying - the multitude of perspectives that truly define any historical moment. 
Presenters: Audrey Dreaver, Adam Martin
Moderator: Belinda Harrow

2:15 p.m. - Just in Case: Protecting Your Art Legacy
Just in Case was started by Harold Empey, a retired executive. Harold created a presentation and manual that outlines many questions to consider just in case something happens. In the case of artists, the list becomes more complex. Are you preparing your legacy? If you don’t, someone else will have to make these decisions for you.
Presenter: Harold Empey
Sponsored by the Saskatchewan Craft Council, Professional Practices for Artists

Artist Talks
3:30 p.m. - Cam Forrester
4:00 p.m. - Gabriela Garcia-Luna
4:30 - 6:30 - Happy Hour!

7:00 p.m. - Denyse Klette
8:00 p.m. - Martha Cole

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

11:30 a.m. - Technology and the Future of Art Commerce
Join us for a discussion of the shifting relationships between artists, galleries, and new technologies. Thomas Archer from SaskInteractive will highlight the latest developments in technology that are poised to disrupt the way we make and experience art, as well as market and buy it. 
Presenters: Thomas Archer
Sponsored by SaskInteractive

1:00 p.m. - The Artist's Resale Royalty
Presenters: Grant McConnell, Joe Fafard, Ryan Mayberry
Sponsored in part by CARFAC Sask

2:15 p.m. - On Collecting Art
Collecting art is more than just filling spaces on walls. Collectors are as varied and unique as the works of art that they collect. Some do it for love, and others for money. Some collect with an eye towards posterity, while others make compulsive choices. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a person who speaks confidently about your “collection”, this discussion is sure to offer something of interest. It offers practical advice and stories of the ones that got away to discussions about individual collecting practices and sneak peeks into some of the province’s most noteworthy private collections. 
Presenters: TBD
Sponsored by Saskatchewan Craft Council, Professional Practices for Artists

Artist Talks
3:30 p.m. - Val Moker
4:00 p.m. - Victor Cicansky
4:30 p.m. - Wilf Perreault

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

1:00 p.m. - Looking at Art
Saskatchewan artist Joe Fafard once commented to Dr. Heath that the viewer of his art completes the work. Each viewer, however, is a wild card in responding to art work. Viewers' reactions cannot be known prior to their actually seeing the work. The viewer may experience an emotional sensation of one degree or another, while the art work receives many and individual responses from each viewer. In this talk and the following discussion, Dr. Heath explores the experience of “Looking at Art.”
Presenter: Dr. Terrence Heath
Sponsored in part by Prairie Fundraising

2:15 p.m. - Saskatchewan Innovators: Nik Semenoff, Waterless Lithography and other Non-Toxic Printmaking Techniques
Saskatchewan people have always been known for their entrepreneurial and inventive spirit, and Saskatchewan artists are no different. Nik Semenoff, Honorary Professor Emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan, is the inventor of Waterless Lithography, a non-toxic easy to use printmaking technology that achieves the look of traditional stone lithography without compromising health and safety. Chaired by Saskatchewan artist and printmaker Paul Constable, in this session, Semenoff shares the story of how and why he developed this unique and revolutionary process. Following the talk, Semenoff will demonstrate some of his innovative techniques.
Presenters: Nik Semenoff, Paul Constable

Artist Talk
3:30 p.m. - Jay Kimball

SPONSORS

Connect your brand to an audience that values well-made, beautiful things. Opportunities are now open for sponsors and partners for Art Now 2017.

Get creative with us. There are creative ways to connect with our audience that fits your objectives. We are happy to work with you to develop a unique creative sponsorship opportunity - things like guided tours, artist visits, even product placement.

Download the sponsorship booklet and benefits information here, or contact us for more information.

VOLUNTEERS

Would you like to get involved in a great new Saskatchewan arts event? We are looking for volunteers for Art Now 2017. If you are interested, please contact us for more information.