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Landscape and Memory
It's too late to enter ... the exhibition is in June!


Exhibition: June 1 to 30
Artist Reception: 2pm Sunday, June 4


• Up to 5 works in any medium can be entered.
• Bring your work to the gallery or call to let us know you're interested 
• All pieces must be framed or ready to present (Unframed canvas on a stretcher is fine.)
• Work ideally made within the past 3 years. First time entrants may include earlier work.
• Work entered in previous Landscape and Memory exhibitions is not eligible.
• Ensure each piece is identifiable with title and artist name.

Looking forward to next year's exhibition already! The call for artists will go out sometime in February-March 2018

For the ENTRY FORM CLICK HERE ...  or call the gallery and we can mail you one!

Photography Festival
Saskatchewan Prairie Light Photography Festival
A new photography festival in the making:
Festival Prelude: January to March 2014

Art galleries and photographers across Saskatchewan are organizing Canada's first province-wide photography event.

Saskatchewan Prairie Light starts January to March 2014 with a Festival Prelude, simultaneous exhibitions and celebrations of photography in Yorkton, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw. Other communities and organizations are joining the conversation each week.

Saskatchewan Prairie Light Photography Festival is inspired by the success of Montreal's Le Moi do la Photo, Toronto's ScotiaBank Contact and Calgary's Exposure festivals.

Saskatchewan Prairie Light adopts the model of month-long, simultaneous exhibitions of photography in a variety of venues, and in all genres.

Each participating venue curates and schedules its own programming. Openings, workshops, panel discussions and artist talks are locally determined in response to their audience and programming needs.

A Festival Guide consolidates and publishes all the programming and catalogues the range of opportunities for the public to enjoy and celebrate all things related to photography and photographers.

An assembly of individuals and groups is moving forward with the initiative, coordinated through the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery in Yorkton. Everyone is invited to take part.

Click HERE for a copy of the Backgrounder Release.

The following galleries have signed on to date:
Art Gallery of Regina, Art Gallery of Swift Current, Mann Art Gallery (Prince Albert), MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina), Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, Neutral Ground/Soil (Regina), PAVED Arts (Saskatoon), Slate Fine Art Gallery (Regina).

The Organizing Committee includes:
Doug Barber, Arctic photographer
Jennifer Crane, Photographer and educator
Larry Easton, Regina Photo Club lifetime member
Kristopher Grunert, Grunert Imaging
Don Hall, Photographer and educator
Gary Robins, Photographer and educator
Donald Stein, Godfrey Dean Art Gallery

Click here for Chapel Gallery media release

Farm to Fork Feast
Fine Dining Event in Yorkton - Sold Out!
September, 2015
From Sicily to Saskatchewan: a five-course meal at a private country home
Regional ingredients selected and prepared by a restaurant chef
Only 20 tickets were available for this event and they quickly sold out.
This special event tantalized and enticed you to enjoy the bounties of Saskatchewan in the fall. Haley Polinsky, originally from Theodore, SK trained at the Pacific Culinary Institute (Vancouver) and is a food designer and chef now based in Toronto. The gallery exhibited her food photography from September 13 to October 29, 2015 and we took advantage of the opportunity to feature and enjoy Haley's talents.
Haley had recently returned from 3 months in northern Italy and Sicily, soaking up local food culture and cooking styles. The fine dining menu she prepared was inspired by these rustic regional traditions.
Tickets were $75 and only 20 were sold. We hope that Haley returns to Saskatchewan in 2016 so we can have another dinner event!

Crosswalk Art
Crosswalk Design Contest

Click here to see 4 Award-Winning Designs announced on Facebook

The Girl Guides of Canada responded to the surprisingly strong challenge from TWO cities in Colombia: Bogotá and Pamplona!! Results were announced on July 31.

Awards for
Fan Favorite
Best safety message
Most innovative and unusual
Most eye-catching

Winning designs will be painted in our "Roadway Gallery of Crosswalk Designs" and may become part of Yorkton's annual crosswalk painting programs and be used on city streets!

Entries were accepted until midnight (PDT) July 7, 2013 and results were announced on July 31.

Crosswalk Art
Crosswalk Art in Yorkton!Crosswalk Art in Yorkton, SK
by the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery

Video click HERE

Crosswalk Art 2012 was designed to raise awareness of pedestrian and traffic safety issues. Traffic in Yorkton is well-managed, but density is increasing as newcomers, temporary workers and long time residents navigate the streets. This clash of driving cultures adds to the pressure and the challenges faced by drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

The City of Yorkton works to ensure that we continue to thrive as a vibrant community, one that encourages an active and healthy lifestyle.

Crosswalk art was immediately recognized by the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery as an opportunity for an innovative, whimsical and useful public art project. Working with Yorkton designer Kelly Litzenberger of MEEP Creative Agency, three designs were created and approved for the first crosswalks: cutlery, piano keys, and neckties. Eight intersections with 32 crosswalks were done in the first round.

"Our primary concern is pedestrian safety, both encouraging people to use the crosswalks and drivers to be more aware of them. Once we see how drivers respond, the crosswalk art program can be shaped to be even more effective. Other designs and locations are being developed based on what we learn with this first stage," according to Donald Stein, executive director of the Godfrey Dean Gallery.

Arts, Business and Community working together
Sponsored by the Yorkton Business Improvement District, Crosswalk Art also benefits from a unique public-private sector partnership called artsVest, a  matching program established by Business for the Arts with the Government of Saskatchewan. artsVest provides matching funding for arts and culture organizations that raise new sponsorship dollars from the business community. Resources from artsVest and the Yorkton Business Improvement District are enabling the gallery to deliver this playful, but practical, community art project.

"We enjoy a safe and healthy community, and the Business Improvement District wants everyone to walk freely downtown and take advantage of the many businesses and services available. Sponsoring a public art initiative to raise awareness of traffic safety is an ideal course to further both goals," says YBID Chairman Ken Chyz.

Landscape & Memory 2015
Our annual local artists exhibition ... everyone is welcome to enter!
Deadline for entry: May 15, 2015
Exhibition: May 31 to June 23


• Up to 5 works in any medium can be entered
• All pieces must be framed or ready to present (Unframed canvas on a stretcher is fine)
• Work must be made within the past 3 years
• Work entered in previous Landscape and Memory exhibitions is not eligible
• Ensure each piece is identifiable with title and artist name
• Entry deadline: May 15th

• Please deliver work to the gallery between May 13th and May 15th or call 786-2992 to arrange a time
For the ENTRY FORM CLICK HERE ...  or call the gallery and we can mail you one!