Ted Godwin: A Retrospective // Phase I: On-line Launch

May 23 - June 17, 2020

Summer Solstice Group Exhibition

June 20 - July 15, 2020

About the Gallery

We proudly represent a variety of painters, sculptors, and printmakers whose work presents exceptional quality and value. Many of our artists are well-known, some are mid-career and others are notable up-and-comers. This interesting mix of talents ensures an exciting and wide-ranging selection of art in terms of both style and price.

Nothing beats the emotional reaction of seeing a piece of art that moves you. We are here to listen to your needs and finding the right piece of art that will do this.

From young couples decorating their first home to executives charged with building a corporate art collection, visitors to our gallery often look to us for advice and information. We look to develop long-term relationships with our clients for this reason.


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William Duma is a bit of a legend in Calgary. He graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design (now the Alberta University of the Arts) in 1962. He is one of the members of the Alberta Society of Arts; a society for which serious artists could communicate and get together. It is still active today.More...

He has an incredible wit and has been the life of the party, so to speak, over the years. Often he will take over the base during one of his exhibitions to play a little jazz. And he CAN play! A talented golfer to boot – what can this man not do!

Duma over the years has depicted and captivated Alberta landscape; from the prairies to the mountains. 🌄Rivers are also a recurring theme in his works due in large part to his passion for fly-fishing. He has commented subtly over the years his passion for change, as well. Such aspects as painting the Oldman River before the landscape was forever changed with the addition of a damn, the destruction of older character houses in parts of Calgary to replace with bright shiny new generic homes, odd weather patterns, and more.

Challenging himself in many aspects of the arts with stained glass window making…and translating his art into stained glass. He worked as a designer for displays at the Bay, and a model for life painting.

Ultimately, however, he really paints because he loves to paint. He captures light and shadows like no other…we hope you enjoy a little of these photos to give you a little insight behind the art into the man as well.

On display NOW! Ted Godwin – A retrospective (Part I): May 20 – June 17, 2020More...

Known as “the Kid” Godwin was a professor at the University of Regina in the 50s and 60s, and one of five artists to be exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada in the 60s; where the group was called “The Regina Five” and the name stuck. An innovative and inspiration group of artists and professors that put western Canada on the map of action expressionism at the time.

Godwin embraced his creativity and experimented and grew from his time in Regina and continued to create throughout his career until his passing in 2013. This exhibition will celebrate a man that embodied his art and continually was creating.

The exhibition will span works from his early years in Regina until his later landscape works in the 2000s.

Visit our website for more information about this featured artist from our current exhibition, Harold Town: The Wild One Exhibition, and other Canadian artists we represent.

Following Alberta Guidelines for reopening, we are OPEN, as of May 15, we can be reached also by calling the gallery, visiting us on-line, and via social media. We do ship internationally.

Hours: Monday – Friday: 10-530PM, Saturdays: 11-4PM, Sundays: Closed.

Amy Modahl share with us from her studio a little about her process, her work and her studio. Enjoy a little art and new music by Herald Nix.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Ted Godwin: A Retrospecti...

May 23 - June 17, 2020

Phase I - Online Release & preliminary Launch Phase II - Opening reception to be determined Family in attendance to share stories and insight into...

Summer Solstice Group Exh...

June 20 - July 15, 2020

Summer is finally here! We wanted to celebrate the longest day of the year and the summer months with some bright fresh works from various of our galle...


News & Announcements

Known as “the Kid”, Godwin was a professor at the University of Regina in the 50s and 60s, and one of five artists to be exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada in the 60s; where the group was called “The Regina Five” and the name stuck. An innovative and inspiration group of artists and professors that put western Canada on the map of action expressionism at the time.

Godwin embraced his creativity and experimented and grew from his time in Regina and continued to create throughout his career until his passing in 2013. This exhibition will celebrate a man that embodied his art and continually was creating.

The exhibition will span works from his early years in Regina until his later landscape works in the 2000s. HERE is the on-line catalog of the exhibition.

Thank you to CKUA for the interest and interview about the Harold Town exhibition (Part I) that is currently on exhibit until May 20, 2020.

The interview can be heard HERE.

Dear Gallery friends and family,

With the Alberta Government slowly rolling out the carpet, so to speak, we anticipate that we will be open as of May 15th onward. Barring any unforeseen problems we will be back to regular business hours 10AM-530PM (Monday to Friday) and 11AM-4PM on Saturdays).

We will be adhering to the AHS and Alberta government guidelines. With no more than 15 people in the gallery at a time and physical distancing (2m).

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Wishing you all the best,

Wallace Galleries ltd.

Harold Town was renowned for his fiery personality and his insatiable need to paint and create art. Founder of the Painters Eleven, Town made a mark on Canadian history. This exhibition will reveal his abilities as a master draftsman with his meticulous abilities to draw and yet his ability to create ‘outside the box’ and unveil a new dimension to his art-making career and abilities; a true creator and artist through and through.

Over the years, Town represented Canada in exhibitions in Amsterdam, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Edinburgh, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Tokyo, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw and Washington. He proved that Canada could produce innovative art that is relevant on the international stage, and he brought a new level of confidence and sophistication to the Canadian art scene. – Warren Dunford

To view the on-line catalogue now click HERE

Artworks enter the Outdoor Art Collection through new commissions or donations of already existing artworks. The last project to enter the collection through donation was Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Bird’s Native Hosts (1991/2007) in 2007. This year, the University Art Committee was pleased to accept the donation of Stela I and Stela II (1963) by Elza Mayhew.

Completed in 1963, this pair of abstract, cast aluminum sculptures are excellent examples of Mayhew’s production at a crucial moment in Canadian art history, as well as in her practice. In 1964, Mayhew would represent Canada (with Harold Town) as one of the first Canadian women to exhibit at the Venice Biennale, bringing her innovations in sculptural methods, use of industrial materials and exploration of the human experience to an international audience. These sculptures were two of the thirteen that were included in the exhibition at the Biennale. They are an integral part not only of Canada’s artistic heritage, but also of the history of how that heritage has been presented to the world.

The Stelae will be sited on campus in the Spring of 2020; a proposed location and orientation for the artworks will be presented at an open house in the new year. We are grateful to the Estate of Elza Mayhew for this remarkable donation and to President Santa J. Ono for his generous contribution to the artwork’s siting. In addition to the ongoing support of the University Art Committee, we extend our thanks to the President’s Advisory Committee on Campus Enhancement for their efforts in bringing this important artwork to UBC.

Elza Mayhew (1916–2004) was born in Victoria, BC. She received a BA from UBC (1936) and MFA (1963) from the University of Oregon. Mayhew was known for her abstract sculptures that were typically carved in polystyrene and then cast in aluminum or sometimes bronze. She worked primarily from sketches, rarely from models, and described her work as highly structured and architectural while always relating to the human form. Mayhew produced commissioned works for international events such as Expo 67, Expo 86 and an international trade fair in Tokyo, as well as for public institutions such as the Bank of Canada, the University of Victoria, the Canadian National Capital Commission and the Royal British Columbia Museum. Her work is included in the collections of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the National Gallery of Canada, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. Mayhew was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, and was an active member of the Limners Society.

Paired with “Stela II”. They were exhibited at the Lucien Campbell Plaza, University of Oregon, Eugene, in 1963. The next year they were shipped to Venice for the 1964 Biennale, and in 1967, the Stelae were part of the Centennial Sculpture Exhibition at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.

Image: Stela I, 1963, 72” (h) x 20” (w) x 10” (d), Aluminum caste