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.
Walter Bachinski has been exhibiting with us for several years now. He is known for his luscious still life pastel works but has been venturing in recent years into landscape painting. Also over the past 25 years, Bachinski has been printing limited edition art books with original prints and poetry by various authors. These books are complex compilations of pochoir prints,linocuts, and woodcuts that have been rendered from years of paintings that Bachinski has worked on for over the years. More...
His influences are Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne, and Pierre Bonnard. At Wallace Galleries, we have several lovely and intense pastels still lives available. This video foreshadows some of the works that will be available and illustrates the lengthy process in which Bachinski goes through to make the various segments and images to his up-coming book (to be released in 2021) entitled My Landscape. Enjoy and if you have any questions please contact us @wallacegalleries.
“These invented landscapes derive from sketches done on location in Northern Ontario over many decades. This land comprising the LaCloche Mountain range and the Killarney Wilderness Park has become my paradise. The landscape of the south of France was an inspiration to me in earlier years, as it was for the artists who painted there in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Those that know me are well aware of my love for Cezanne, Matisse and Bonnard. Imagine my delight in finding a similar quality of light, foliage and atmosphere right here in Ontario.
I work to please myself and to make something I can live with for a long time. Hopefully people will share the same delight I have in exploring the intricacies of these inventions. These pastels are intended to give the viewer much pleasure and a sense of well-being.” - Bachinski
Our current exhibition, Summer solstice features some new works and inspirational pieces from our gallery artists. Currently up are works by: Gregory Hardy, Robert Marchessault, Dorothy Knowles, Shi Le, Joice M. Hall, Andre Petterson, Harold Town, Brent Laycock, Diana Zasadny, Steve Mennie, David Alexander and more!More...
Visit our website for more information about this featured artist from our current exhibition, Summer Solstice Group Show, and the other Canadian artists we represent. Or call if you have any questions.
British Columbia artist Linda Nardelli gives a little insight behind her process and what her artwork is all about. More...
She started painting when she was just 14 years old. It was all she wanted to do.
It is always enlightening to hear from the artist a little about what inspires them and how the works evolve.
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...
A selection of various gallery artists with a focus on abstraction and figure. Works by Robin Smith Peck, Harold Town, Kenneth Lochhead, Phil Darrah, S...
A group exhibition with a wide range of works by our roster of artists, including: Joice M Hall, W H Webb, Robin Smith Peck, Hilda Oomen, Alain Attar, S...
News & Announcements
New Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 10AM - 5:30PM
Saturdays: 11AM - 4PM
Sunday, Monday & Statutory Holidays: CLOSED
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020: OPEN: 11 - 3pm
MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2020: CLOSED
Sorry for any inconvenience
COVID-19 - Face Covering Bylaw
With the City of Calgary new temporary By-Law (26M2020) in effect as of August 1, 2020
We will be complying with the requirement in wearing masks.
All persons are required to wear a mask while in the gallery.
People who are exempt from wearing face coverings:
· Children uder 2 years old
· People with underlying medical conditions or disabilities inhibiting their ability to wear a face covering
· People who are unable to place, use or remove a face covering safely without assistance
· People who are eating or drinking at a public premises that offers food or beverage services
· People engaging in an athletic or fitness activity
· People who are care-giving for or accompanying a person with a disability where wearing a face covering would hinder the accommodation of the person’s disability (for example, the ability to lip read)
· People who have temporarily removed their face covering where doing so is necessary to
provide or receive a service (for example, a visit to the dentist)
· Customers do not need proof that they are included in one of the exemptions listed above.
We will be adhering to the AHS and Alberta government guidelines. With no more than 15 people in the gallery at a time andphysical distancing (2m).
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(Image: pencil drawing my Nancy Boyd: Thank you Medical Workers!)
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.