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ART NOW: The Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair

  • The Sound Stage 1831 College Avenue Regina, SK, S4P 4V5 Canada (map)

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

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. 


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


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


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, for art supplies, 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

Proceeds from 2017 reception ticket sales will benefit the Saskatchewan Arts Board to add to their permanent collection. 


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:


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, Sherry Farrell Racette
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 (main stage)
4:00 p.m. - Gabriela Garcia-Luna (Slate Fine Art Gallery booth)
4:30 - 6:30 - Happy Hour! Music from E-Major, Drink Specials
7:00 p.m. - Denyse Klette (main stage)
7:30 p.m. - Brent Parkin (Saskatchewan Craft Council booth)
8:00 p.m. - Martha Cole (Assiniboia Gallery booth)


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. 
Moderator: Thomas Archer
Sponsored by SaskInteractive
1:00 p.m. - The Artist's Right to Resale Royalties
Artists should be paid for their work. Period. If you’re a supporter of the arts in Saskatchewan, you probably agree. CARFAC and RAAV have been working for many years to introduce legislation for an Artist’s Resale Right (droit de suite), a royalty paid when an art work is resold through a commercial gallery, auction house, agent, or dealer. Session participants discuss the pros and cons, and the impact of an artist’s resale right on artists, collectors, galleries, auction houses, and the art market in general.
Presenters: Grant McConnell, Joe Fafard, Ryan Mayberry
Moderator: Dr. Terrence Heath
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: Kim Jones, Laurie Nenson, Pam Klein
Moderator: Kimberley Fyfe
Sponsored by Saskatchewan Craft Council, Professional Practices for Artists
Artist Talks
3:30 p.m. - Val Moker (main stage)
4:00 p.m. - Victor Cicansky (Slate Fine Art Gallery booth)
4:30 p.m. - Wilf Perreault (main stage)


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


Art Now thanks our many supporters and sponsors in 2017. If your company wants to be connected with our audience, please call us at 306-775-332.

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


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.