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2011 Exhibitions
Tim Moore
December 2011 to January 8, 2012

"Tim Moore is a down-to-earth guy with a first class intellect, a wry sense of humour and a creative urge to find meaning in the mundane. ... His methods are homey and his style is approachable rather than intimidating. Moore scavenges the natural and cultural landscapes for images and things he can manipulate into testifying his point of view."  - David Garneau, curator of Hybrid

The Dean Gallery is pleased to partner once again with the Yorkton Arts Council to present this touring OSAC exhibition. Communities small and large across Saskatchewan benefit from the work they do in bringing enjoyable and thought-provoking art to the province.

2011 Exhibitions
Motion Captured, Motion Denied
Jody Greenman-Barber and Zane Wilcox
November 7 to December 21, 2011

Motion Captured, Motion Denied young Saskatchewan contemporary ceramic artists Jody Greenman-Barber and Zane Wilcox. Both artists work in very distinct and different approaches from each other. Jody’s work concentrates on the gestural qualities of clay and exaggerated wheel-thrown lines and forms. Zane’s work embodies a sense of immovability and stability, thus serving as an opposition to direct force or motion.

A touring OSAC exhibition presented with the Yorkton Arts Council.

2011 Exhibitions
PRADO Arts Award Winner!!

Margaret Phillips
September 19 - October 28, 2011

Yorkton artist and photographer Margaret Phillips was the winner of the inaugural Parkland Arts Award at the 2009 Parkland Regional Artist Development Opportunity (PRADO) professional development weekend. This exhibition features new photographic work that draws a highly personal portrait of the urban landscape in Yorkton.

Margaret has focused her lens on the alleyways and hidden moments of charm and colour behind the scenes in the city. Night time images and gardens of decay and delight are testimony to the slow encroachment of nature reclaiming its domain.

The slow, elegant decline and embrace of that is often lost in the shadows.

Artist Reception 2 pm Sunday, October 2

Shooting in the dark ...
Kristopher Grunert
Night Photography Workshop

7 pm Thursday October 27th, 2011
Registration fee $25

Kristopher Grunert’s workshop in night photography draws on his experience as an industrial and architectural photographer for major international clients. Participants will learn basic information at the Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre, then go outside (weather permitting!) and take photographs of local Yorkton locations.

You need a tripod and a good quality camera, and you should be comfortable using the manual settings mode.

Go to Kristopher's website to see his work:
2011 exhibitions
Plants and Machines
Group exhibition of Saskatchewan artists
Curated by Evan Tyler

September 6 to October 23, 2011

This touring exhibition from the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) is presented in partnership with the Yorkton Arts Council is called a "Garden of Earthly Delights" by curator Evan Tyler!

14 Saskatchewan artists present works ranging from quirky and humorous to mysterious and ghostlike.

"Technology offers a belief system that suggests that we create the world around us. The reality is that the world of the planet we inhabit defines that which we create. All that we have discovered, produced and take ownership of, under terms such as 'man-made,' is only refined earth."
- Nathan Binns, Plants and Machines artist

2011 Exhibitions
Primal NatureThunderhead
Jeanette Marshall
July 4 to August 26, 2011

Opening Reception
2 pm Sunday, July 10

Originally from a farm near Russell, MB Jeanette Marshall lives in Windsor, ON. Each year she returns to the family home and paints the evocative qualities of earth, air, fire and water that shape her spirit.

Oil paintings and pastels. Not to be missed!

Exhibition of Local and Regional Artists and PhotographersPhoto by Donald Stein 2008
Landscape & Memory 2011
May 9 to June 24

The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery is pleased to announce the 2011 Landscape and Memory exhibition, featuring art and photography by local and regional artists.

The theme is intended to be very inclusive. The ideas of Landscape and Memory can refer to all kinds of images and media including traditional landscapes and wildlife, photographs that capture memories, portraits of people and places, and even travel images that reflect the landscapes and memories of far away places. Sculpture, fabric art and other forms of expression are welcome.

"We want to make sure the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery maintains a strong connection and represents the local artist community," says gallery director Donald Stein. "The annual Landscape and Memory exhibition allows us to showcase the tremendous range of talent that we enjoy in our communities. It's a chance to engage and encourage local artists to share their work with the public."

"And as always, the gallery encourages you to consider urban and cultural landscapes as well as traditional ideas of landscape. For example, images of tattoos take place on the landscape of the body."

Landscape & Memory: The City
Kent Flour Mill and Yorkton Grain Elevator
The gallery has a special focus on images of the Kent Flour Mill and the Yorkton grain elevators, both recent and from the past.

Opening Reception
2 pm Sunday May 15, 2011

Taisha Rudoski
March 6 to May 31, 2011

Taisha Rudoski is a young emerging photographer from Yorkton who creates all of her images using the camera on her Blackberry cellphone.

The photographs in ROAD2LIGHT feature food, landscape and environment. From quotidian and prosaic to lyric moments of stillness, using a Blackberry enables much greater spontaneity in capturing images.

You can see Taisha's images online at her website
Par Mes Yeux Photography

Recent Exhibition
ConnectionsFilamenta Quilting Collective
Filamenta Quilting Collective
March 6 to April 21, 2011

Filamenta is Dawna Dey Harrish, Carol Tomm and Sharon Willes Rubuliak, three Edmonton-area quilters who have exhibited their innovative quilted fabric and textile creations in over 30 art galleries in Western Canada.

CONNECTIONS features 36 works ranging from sculptures, suspended works, and framed assemblages to stretched canvas and quilted banners.

CONNECTIONS celebrates community and people, with images drawn from memory, domestic life and tranquility to create a warm and inviting environment.

2011 Exhibitions
Inuit Art from the Mendel Collection:
Tradition to Innovation

Various artists
January 7 to February 27

In this offering of work from the Mendel Art Gallery's Permanent Collection, a diverse selection of stone carvings, drawings, prints and paintings provides a fresh look at the unmistakable art of the Inuit. This exhibition attempts to distinguish the traditional aspects of Inuit art from the radical innovations that resulted from contact with Western culture.

30 works by 23 artists, organized by Kim Ennis for the Mendel Art Gallery.