Little Manitou Art Gallery: Manitou Beach

Little Manitou Art Gallery has a lot in a little space, with two gallery spaces and two working studios on site. Owners Sarah McKen and Clayton Cave established Little Manitou in 2013, and expanded to area to include the second gallery in 2015.

Representing over 40 artists, Little Manitou is a welcoming space for everyone. They make a concerted effort to connect with every visitor to their space; customers and artists alike are encouraged to drop in anytime. Sarah and Clayton pride themselves in the quality and variety of artwork available, and even maintain a family-friendly perennial sculpture garden for all to explore. 

In addition to the sculpture garden, the original Little gallery, and the recently added East gallery, visitors can tour the Four Feathers carving studio, and the Bronze Inspirations foundry. 

The Little Manitou Art Gallery operates year round, with most exhibitions being held in the busy summer months. They also host guest artists on-site presenting their work and have unique events throughout the year. Visit their website for more information. 


Come to Art Now; You Won't Regret It

When it comes to art fairs, some visitors may be nervous; they can be intimidating places.  Big art fairs, and even smaller ones to a degree, are fast-paced, busy, visually stimulating, and at times, confusing to navigate. But when it really comes down to it, art fairs are a gathering place for people to appreciate and experience fine art, and maybe even (hopefully) buy a piece or two for their collections. Art fairs can also provide more than that if you want them to; sessions and panels, information about art trends, social nights, and networking opportunities abound. Art fairs are cultural events aimed to support gallery systems that bring together the community and all levels of art-lovers.

Here in Canada, there are only a handful of fine art fairs, and until three years ago, there were none on the prairies. Art Now Fine Art Fair was created to showcase the very best Saskatchewan and Canadian original fine art and to bring that art fair experience to Saskatchewan. The event works to increase public awareness, appreciation, and the audience for fine art andbrings a new cultural experience to those who may not otherwise visit art galleries. There is no admission charge for Art Now and the event is family friendly. 

In our third year, Art Now is bigger than ever before and will be featuring galleries from all three prairie provinces. Attendees will be treated to new works from artists represented by Nouveau Gallery, The Gallery / art placement inc, Assiniboia Gallery, Bohème Gallery, Slate Fine Art Gallery, Void, Saskatchewan Craft Council, Collector’s Choice Art Gallery, Art Calgary, Lantern, and Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Collective. We have also added an exciting new collaborative installation space featuring 3D works. 

Information sessions, panels, and artist talks will round out your art fair experience at Art Now. You won’t find any intimidation here; just a great art-filled time for everyone. Check out the Art Now website for more info. 


3rd Annual Art Now Biggest Yet

Heading into its third year, the Art Now Fine Art Fair has firmly established itself as a signature fine art event in the prairie provinces. Bigger than ever before, Art Now 2018 will feature galleries from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan filling more than 16,000 square feet of exhibition space with new and never-before-exhibited works and interactive installations. Founded in 2016, Art Now is the only art fair in North America that alternates between two major cities. This year, Art Now is back in Saskatoon on September 20-23 at Prairieland Park. Mark your calendars and save the date, you won't want to miss all the wonderful things that Art Now 2018 has to offer.

“Western Canada has no shortage of professional galleries and acclaimed artists making unique and significant contributions to the national dialogue. The growth of Art Now confirms this and we can't wait to once again showcase the wonderful and often unexpected fine art that this region has to offer,” says Levi Nicholat, the Chair of the Art Now planning committee, and owner of Saskatoon’s The Gallery / art placement inc.

A growing fine art fair with a brand new website. SaskGalleries proudly announces the launch of the new — the site dedicated to the most distinct art fair in Western Canada. “As art fairs proliferate, we looked carefully at what made us stand out and then worked to reflect that in a beautifully designed and easy-to-navigate website,” says Nicholat. As more attendees come from outside the prairie provinces, one of the most exciting new additions to the website is a greatly expanded section on the host city, including other things to do while you are in Saskatoon, local cultural highlights, where to eat, and where to stay.

YXE and a spate of new work: With more galleries than ever before, this year's show will be “bigger and better than ever,” cites Nicholat. Art Now will boast new work from established and emerging artists, interactive art installations, and thought-provoking panel discussions and speakers. Thanks to the generous support of our primary funder, Creative Saskatchewan, we continue to be able to offer free admission for all ages throughout the weekend. Tickets for the preview and opening reception on Thursday, September 20, 2018 will be available for purchase at soon.


Slate Fine Art Gallery: Regina

Gina Fafard and Kimberley Fyfe opened Slate Fine Art Gallery in 2013 in Regina's Heritage neighbourhood with an accomplished roster of Canadian artists. The gallery has 2,000 square feet of exhibition space - a main gallery for feature shows, and a smaller area to showcase emerging talent. With a focus on Saskatchewan, the art you will find at Slate Gallery is modern and innovative with visual strength, sophistication and lasting impact. Monthly exhibitions, live performances and special events are all equally inspiring.

In the past years, Slate has focused on showcasing Saskatchewan luminaries such as Joe Fafard, David Thauberger, and Victor Cicansy alongside a rand of new, exciting artists like Zachari Logan, Heather Benning, Belinda Harrow, and more.

Gina Fafard and Kimberley Fyfe are available for consultation to new and experienced buyers and can assist with the acquisition and investment of artworks for private, corporate and public collections and quality framing services. Visit Slate Fine Art Gallery Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., or on their website.


SaskGalleries now hiring two SUMMER STUDENTS

Come work in Saskatchewan's vibrant cultural industry and help plan an amazing event. SaskGalleries is currently seeking two summer students for the positions of:

Our ideal candidates are detail orientated, self-motivated, and have a passion for the arts and culture. Duties will include all aspects of event planning and coordination of Art Now: The Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair, as well as providing some administrative support for the association. 

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to Questions? Contact 306-775-3323. 

Both positions are 30 hours per week, with flexible schedules, and will be located in our home office in Regina. Resumes will be accepted until positions are filled.

Funded in part by Canada Summer Jobs grant; applicants must fulfill grant requirements.