John V. Hicks Gallery
Located at the Prince Albert Arts Centre (1010 Central Avenue)
Located in the historic Prince Albert Arts Centre, the John V. Hicks Gallery is a satellite space of the Mann Art Gallery. In partnership with the Prince Albert Council for the Arts, the Hicks Gallery presents a diverse schedule of exhibitions by local art artists, guilds, and organizations, as well as touring exhibitions programmed through the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils. . As the Hicks Gallery is the former location of the Mann Art Gallery, we are pleased to continue nurturing and developing the appreciation of excellent local and provincial art.
Industrial Strength Wit and Wisdom
Nov. 1 - 23, 2019 /John V. Hicks Gallery
Presented by the Prince Albert Council for the Arts and the Mann Art Gallery, supported by the City of Prince Albert and SaskCulture.
Opening Reception & Book Launch Nov. 7, 7:00 pm at the Prince Albert Arts Centre.
Well-known local artist Jack Jensen shows us the unexpected humour in contemporary life in this exhibition of 30 large, hand-drawn cartoons.
Call for Submissions
2020 - 2021 Programming Year
Deadline: October 15th, 2019
The John V. Hicks Gallery is located in the historic Prince Albert Arts Centre. The gallery’s mandate is to present a diverse schedule of exhibitions by Prince Albert-based artists, guilds, and collectives, and touring exhibitions through the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils. Exhibitions at the Hicks Gallery are programmed and presented by the Mann Art Gallery and the Prince Albert Council for the Arts, thanks to the support of the City of Prince Albert, Sask Culture, and Sask Lotteries.
We welcome proposals for exhibitions in all media from local Prince Albert artists, guilds, and collectives for 2019 - 2020. The Hicks Gallery has one exhibition space and provides professional technical services for the selected projects. Exhibitions change on a monthly basis. Artists are responsible for transporting pieces to and from the Hicks Gallery and to ensure the work is presentable (i.e. framed; outfitted with hanging hardware, etc.)
The gallery does NOT currently offer CARFAC/CARCC exhibition fees. Submitted projects are assessed and recommended for program inclusion by the Director/Curator of the Mann Art Gallery.
Exhibition Statement of Intent or A Specific Project Description
10 - 20 Digital Images (cd-rom, USB Drive, or digital files).
Submit only .jpg files at a resolution of 72 dpi, with a maximum size of 5 MB and a maximum of 1024 x 768 pixels.
If the project is not yet complete, please submit images of previous work and, if possible, images that indicate the intent of the project.
Image Identification (Artist, Title, Medium, Size, Year. Optional: image descriptions)
Self Addressed Stamped Envelope if you would like your materials to be returned. If you do not include a S.A.S.E. we will assume that you do not want your materials returned.
Proposals may be submitted via email or mail to:
Mann Art Gallery
142 - 12th Street West
Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B5
For more information, please contact Lana Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-763-7080
Joe Fafard: In Print/Imprimer
1 – 23 November 2018
Reception: November 8th, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Curated and organized by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery with funding assistance from the City of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, Saskatchewan Lotteries, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.
In our continued partnership with the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, we are pleased to present In Prints/ Imprimer, a solo exhibition of works by internationally renowned, Joe Fafard; one of Canada’s most recognized and prolific artists. Although Fafard may be best known for his work in clay, bronze and steel sculpture, drawing and printmaking have been sustained curiosities throughout his artistic practice. Whether three-dimensional or two-dimensional, his work is characterized by his connection to his rural Saskatchewan roots, his reverence for art history and his inquiry into form.
The exhibition In Prints/ Imprimer presents woodblock, silkscreen, etchings, lithograph and embossed prints of cows, horses and bison, each series a response to or an extension of his sculptural process. While the embossed images offer beautifully subtle forms, the woodblocks are arresting in their colourful graphic quality. Reminiscent of Matisse’s paper cut-outs, these images have fluid, exaggerated and almost lyrical forms. Moving in varying degrees towards abstraction, the anatomy of these forms is broken down into pattern and embedded symbolic imagery. Perhaps in their subtlety, these works speak to the interconnection and dependence of human existence on agriculture and nature.
Programmed by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils.
Judy McNaughton: Being Among
1 – 23 December 2018
Being Among is Judy McNaughton’s project that consists of 20 paintings on TerraSkin, a durable paper made from stone powder. The works will be made up of imagery from McNaughton’s surroundings: layering images of landscape with animals or figures, and combining organic with inorganic textures. Some of the images portray gestures of pathos; or simultaneously view a body’s interior and exterior while the creatures look directly out at the viewer. The vulnerable gestures and corporeal conditions of the characters, mimicking sensations and movements of our own bodies, are meant to touch a place in us where we might recognize or remember a kinship to other beings.
Programmed by the Mann Art Gallery.
Cate Francis: Paper Wildlife Conservancy
1 – 23 January 2019
Cate Francis has created a parody organization titled the Paper Wildlife Conservancy or PWC. Featuring a series of illustrative prints and collages, the project examines cohabitation with wildlife on the prairies, and is interested in highlighting the role that wildlife plays in defining a sense of place and home.
“Our interactions with urban wildlife can be at once precious, precarious and mundane. All of these interactions come together to form not just the physical landscape but also our psychological sense of place and home. Through this series of prints I hope to highlight the complexities of these relationships and draw attention to the important and unique role urban wildlife plays in shaping the cultural identity of various prairie communities.”- Cate Francis. A multi-faceted exhibition, the gallery visitor is invited to contribute their own experiences and anecdotes to the evolving project. This exhibition is sure to connect with all gallery patrons, creating an opportunity to reflect, engage and connect.
Programmed by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils.