Private Commercial Galleries
The Collectors’ Gallery carries important original works of art including paintings, works on paper, and sculpture by Canadian masters from pre-Confederation to the present day. The Collectors’ Gallery also represents over 30 prominent contemporary Canadian artists.
The Collectors’ Gallery focuses on offering the finest examples of art from significant periods of our cultural legacy. As part of their services, the gallery also conducts art evaluations, consultations, and facilitates commissions and requests for specific art works.
Herringer Kiss Gallery
Herringer Kiss Gallery, established in 2002 by Deborah Herringer Kiss, focuses on contemporary fine art by emerging, mid-career and established artists from across Canada and the United States. The gallery’s programming includes solo, duo, group and thematic exhibitions in a variety of mediums (paintings, photos, prints, sculpture and mixed media) that support interesting and engaging dialogue of the current art world.
Jarvis Hall Gallery
Founded by Jarvis Hall in 2010, Jarvis Hall Gallery has distinguished itself locally and nationally for supporting the practice of contemporary art by emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists.
Masters Gallery, established in 1976, is one of the oldest art dealers in the city. They have built their business around two basic beliefs: Art need not be intimidating and it need not break the bank. They are also one of the few galleries in Canada to carry both contemporary and historical works. Since opening their doors, they have sought to seek out the finest examples from a broad spectrum of Canadian painting, drawing and sculpture.
Established in 1992, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art is one of North America’s leading contemporary art galleries representing prominent Albertan, Canadian and international artists. The gallery’s program has an emphasis on process oriented artwork that challenges both the traditional use of materials and formal aesthetics.
Founded by Helen Zenith and Tamar Zenith, Newzones opened June 4, 1992 in an old steel plant in Calgary’s warehouse district. In 1997, Newzones constructed its own freestanding facility, designed by architect Peter Lawrence Wood. On the main floor, this architecturally modern building features three galleries, a viewing area, outdoor sculpture courtyard and a glass meeting room. The second floor boasts a large sculpture gallery overlooking the main reception area and two offices. The gallery is located in Calgary’s uptown design and gallery district.
Paul Kuhn Gallery
Founded in 1983, the Paul Kuhn Gallery was the first contemporary art gallery in Calgary, and for several years, the sole venue for experimental art and emerging artists.
Since its inception, the gallery has been dedicated to representing the best of innovative, progressive and established Canadian art and artists. Located in a turn of the century concrete warehouse just south of Calgary’s downtown core, the gallery offers 7,000 square feet of exhibition space on three separate levels.
The gallery exhibits work in all media: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and printmaking. It has been instrumental in launching the careers of many artists and played a leading role in the expansion of Calgary’s contemporary gallery scene. Beyond the immediate artistic program, the Paul Kuhn Gallery has hosted many community events, notably, book launches, performance art, poetry readings and musical concerts.
Trepanier Baer Gallery
Yves Trépanier and Kevin Baer established TrépanierBaer in 1992. The gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international contemporary art and is considered to be one of Canada’s leading commercial contemporary art galleries. In addition to representing well known mid-career and senior artists such as Vikky Alexander, Eric Cameron, Chris Cran, Christian Eckart, Ron Moppett, Carol Wainio and Evan Penny, the gallery maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of young and emerging Canadian artists’ work. The gallery has launched many careers and staged first exhibitions of works by now critically acclaimed artists Martin Bennett, David Hoffos, Chris Millar, Luanne Martineau, Graeme Patterson, DaveandJenn and Ryan Sluggett to name a few. Most recently, TrépanierBaer introduced Toronto-based artist James Carl to Western Canadian collectors in an exhibition titled James Carl: Jalousie and Other Works.
Located in the fashionable Beltline district, the gallery designed by Swiss architect Urs Kick, provides 3000 square feet of exhibition space.
Contemporary Calgary began with a collaboration of visual arts partners including the Institute of Modern and Contemporary Art (IMCA), the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC) and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MOCA) in co-operation with members of the Calgary visual arts community.
The iconic Centennial Planetarium, itself a work of art, will be transformed into a significant public cultural destination for Calgary and its visitors featuring modern and contemporary art. Contemporary Calgary is contributing to a global city of choice by engaging Calgarians with the art of our times through exhibitions, distinguished speaker series, outreach and education programs.
Esker Foundation is the largest privately funded, non-commercial contemporary art gallery in Calgary. As a leader in the Calgary arts community, Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. Esker Foundation reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Founded in 2012 by Jim and Susan Hill, Esker Foundation is a new model for institutional relevance, curatorial focus, and audience engagement.
Esker Foundation programs three exhibition changes per year for the fall, winter, and spring/summer seasons.
As a key cultural cornerstone in Calgary for 50 years, Glenbow has surprised and engaged generations of Albertans and visitors to the province with remarkable connections between art, culture and the world around us. Glenbow provides us with a sense of place — what it means to live in this amazing landscape — and an appreciation for the legacy of the remarkable people and events that have shaped our community.
Glenbow’s collection represents Western Canadian art and culture, both as a repository of important cultural history but also as a living record of contemporary life in this part of the world. Over the past 50 years, the collection has shifted and adapted to incorporate new voices and perspectives of the community. Featuring over a million objects, documents, photographs and artworks, Glenbow is one of the largest museums in western Canada.