News and Events
June 2nd - July 11th, 2015
Ruth Cuthand: Don't Drink, Don't Breathe
Ruth Cuthand's latest body of work continues in her
depictions of illnesses that have affected Indigenous communities.
In Don't Drink, Don't Breathe, Cuthand uses beads
and glass vessels to construct the viruses and bacterium, encouraging an
examination of the relationship between Native and non-Native cultures.
Ruth Cuthand was born in 1954 in Prince Albert,
Saskatchewan, of Plains Cree, Scottish and Irish ancestry. She grew up
in Alberta near the Blood Reserve, where at the age of eight she met
artist Gerald Tailfeathers and decided that she too wanted to be an
artist. Cuthand studied at the University of Regina in 1977 before
completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Saskatoon at the University of
Saskatchewan in 1983. She later pursued post-graduate studies at the
University of Montana (1985), completing her Master of Fine Arts at the
University of Saskatchewan. She was instrumental in developing the first
Aboriginal Art History courses at the University of Saskatchewan and
until recent budget cuts to the First Nations University of Canada,
taught Art and Art History at the Saskatoon Campus. Most recently, she
was awarded the 2013 Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Award.
Reception Date TBA
Jack Jensen: What's so Funny?
Cartoon art has a long history. It is prevalent in Europe
and - surprising to Western thinking - has a significant current and
historic presence in former Soviet bloc and Muslim countries. There are
cartoon museums and national cartoonist associations throughout Europe.
In Western countries, cartoons are often relegated to newspapers and
Jack Jensen has been creating cartoons and submitting them to
internatinoal juried contests since 2007. In 2008, his work was selected
for "The Every Day Car Parking" in Zagreb, Croatia and "Gastronomie" in
Spreewald, Germany. Finding that contemporary art can often be devoid of
comedy, this exhibition is his contribution to injecting a bit of humour
into the serious business of making art.
Thursday June 18th, 7:00 PM
Annual General Meeting
In accordance with Saskatchewan's Not-for-Profit Act
(1995), the Mann Art Gallery held its Annual General Meeting Tuesday
March 31st. Copies of the 2014 Annual Report, 2014 Financial Statements,
Agenda, and 2014 Draft AGM Minutes will be available.
HERE to view the
2014 Financial Statements.
to view the 2014 Annual Report
2015 Membership Campaign
The Mann Art Gallery is beginning its annual
Membership Campaign and we hope to count on your support for 2015. We
strive to foster an accessible, inclusive, and robust arts scene in
Prince Albert and area. With your contribution the Gallery is a platform
for social growth, production of knowledge, and nourishment of our
history and culture.
For more information on this year's membership, including benefits and
membership categories, please click
For Membership Forms please click
Welcome New Gallery Educator
The Mann Art Gallery is pleased to announce Lana Wilson as its new
Gallery Educator. Lana started at the MAG in late November and has been
a wonderful addition to our team. She is looking forward to building
upon the work done by her predecessor, Twyla Exner, to deliver dynamic
gallery programs and enhanced learning experiences.
Lana grew up in rural south-west Manitoba. She has spent the past seven
years in Saskatoon, where she was a program guide at the Mendel Art
Gallery, Collections Research Assistant at the Kenderdine Art Gallery
(University of Saskatchewan), volunteer at AKA artist-run, and volunteer
coordinator for Street Meet Festival.
Lana received her BFA (Hons) in Art History at the University of
Manitoba and her MA in Art History at Queen’s University. Her master’s
thesis is titled The Gonfalone di San Francesco al Prato: History,
Imagery, Function. In addition to her art history studies, Lana also
has extensive knowledge in pre-20th century English
literature. Her areas of interest are vast, and include contemporary
public art, acting and theatre, needlework, paper marbling, and
Lana can be contacted at
Welcome New Director/Curator
The Mann Art Gallery has appointed Jesse Campbell as its new
"Jesse Campbell was with us from November 2012 to March 2013 as
Assistant Curator under the Young Canada Works grant program. If you
were lucky enough to attend the Art History classes she conducted at the
Mann Art Gallery, you will have great respect for her knowledge,
organizational skills, and interpersonal abilities," said Annette
Henbid, Chair of the Mann Art Gallery Board.
After fulfilling her term with the Mann Art Gallery in 2013, Jesse
worked as Assistant Curator at the newly opened Robert Bateman Centre in
Victoria BC. She has also held teaching and research appointments at,
respectively, the University of Saskatchewan and the Barber Institute of
Fine Arts in Birmingham, England. At the latter she was awarded a grant
from the National Portrait Gallery to conduct research on British
portraiture. She has published on representations of domestic interiors,
portraiture, and personal art collecting. Jesse received her Master of
Arts in Art History at Universiteit Utrecht (The Netherlands) in 2012
and her Bachelor of Arts in Art History at the University of
Saskatchewan in 2010.
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Jesse is thrilled to return to her home
province. She looks forward to building upon the gallery's dynamic
exhibition and programming schedule and strengthening its ties with the
North Central Saskatchewan community.
Call for Proposals
The MAG has two annual general calls for
submissions for solo and curated exhibitions. The next submission deadline is
April 15th, 2015.
We are currently programming the 2016-17 years. Click
HERE for more information!