SaskGalleries' is proud to present interesting and informative sessions geared towards artists, art collectors, and art lovers alike. With the Opening Reception, four sessions and thirteen artist talks scheduled, there promises to be something for everyone at the third annual Art Now. 

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Opening Reception - Tickets available here.

Join us at the Opening Night Reception from 7pm - 10 pm on Thursday, September 20. Tickets for this premiere event are $40, $20 for self-declared artists and are available online here, or on sale at SaskGalleries.  The reception features live music and appetizers, plus a chance to win over $2,000 in door prizes, including gift certificates to the show galleries. 

Friday, September 21, 2018

12pm - 9pm - Show Open (FREE ADMISSION)

2:00pm–ARTIST TALK–Nicki Ault
2:30pm–ARTIST TALK–Jacinthe Lacroiux
3:00pm–ARTIST TALK–Cindy Hoppe
3:30pm–ARTIST TALK–Miranda Jones
4:00pm–ARTIST TALK–Michael Hosaluk

4:30pm–HAPPY HOUR–Drink specials available in lounge area

7:00pm–8:30pm–PANEL DISCUSSION
Art: It's a Love Affair
It’s been said that buying art is a lot like falling in love, often driven by emotional connections and feelings of desire more than logic. For many couples, collecting is an activity they do together that often requires negotiation and compromise. Three art-collecting couples at different stages in their journeys sit down to discuss their personal experiences collecting art and building a collection as a couple.


Saturday, September 22, 2018

10am - 6pm - Show Open (FREE ADMISSION)

11:00am–ARTIST TALK–Robert Christie
11:30am–ARTIST TALK–Manny Blair
12:00pm–ARTIST TALK–Cam Forrester
12:30pm–ARTIST TALK–Cate Francis

1:00pm–2:30pm–PANEL DISCUSSION
Art For Sale
Artists, gallerists, and thinkers come together to consider the traditional and online commercial art market in Saskatchewan, including what it means to be an artist and whose work sells, non-commercial art and how these artists sustain their practices, and more. The session will explore the complex and constantly changing landscape of art commerce in Saskatchewan, where the divides between commercial and non-commercial and public and private may no longer be quite as wide as they once were.

3:00pm–4:30pm–PANEL DISCUSSION
The Art of Creation: Process and Collaboration
This panel, moderated by Michael Peterson, will focus on idea generation, joint creation, and decision-making.

Paula Cooley (ceramics) and Louisa Ferguson (glass, ceramics) discuss the preparation and process for their upcoming collaborative exhibition, “Passage,” at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery (Nov-Dec 2018).

Elisabeth Miller of Fractured Glass Studio will discuss how she and partner Robert Miller collaborate on their creation of fused glass art. Their work includes functional as well as one of a kind fine art pieces.
Sponsored by the Saskatchewan Craft Council. 

4:30pm–ARTIST TALK–Gabriela García-Luna
5:00am–ARTIST TALK–Carol Wylie


Sunday, September 23, 2018

10am - 4pm - Show Open (FREE ADMISSION)

11:00am–ARTIST TALK–Laura St. Pierre
11:30am–ARTIST TALK–Chris Morin
12:00pm–ARTIST TALK–Kim Ennis
12:30pm–ARTIST TALK–Denyse Klette

1:00pm–2:30pm–PANEL DISCUSSION
Pension Plans for Artists
How an artist can afford a pension? A panel of artists, moderated by Director of Artists in Canada (AIC) Paul Constable, and Saskatchewan Pension Plan Representative Gail Genest, will discuss their own experience with pensions and the AIC plan. The AIC Pension Plan was created in the fall of 2015 and is managed in whole by the Saskatchewan Pension Plan, now in its 33rdyear. The AIC pension plan is free to join and follows you for life. Come see how AIC will contribute to an artist’s pension plan. Presented by Artists in Canada.