Purchase and Return Policy
It is our sincere hope that your purchases will bring you many years of great pleasure. All works are sold as is and all sales are final. At the gallery's discretion if warranted, we may accept a return for an in gallery credit.
In our ongoing effort to make quality fine art accessible we are pleased to provide a series of online galleries, featuring over 500 pieces of exceptional Canadian and international art. Nothing can replace the experience of visiting our gallery in person and enjoying the many fine original art works and the beautiful, pottery, art glass, metal art and jewelry we have on display. If you have yet to visit us and enjoy our tranquil surroundings we hope you will. In the meantime these online galleries will at least allow you the opportunity to peruse our art collection from the comfort of your own home and at a time and pace that suits you.
As you take a virtual stroll through these galleries you will find a mixture of many different styles, including works from such Manitoba legends and pioneers as; Bruce Head, Kelly Clark, Arthur Adamson, Caroline Dukes, Winston Leathers, Tony Tascona, Marie Louise Kreyes, Nikola Bjelojac, Bill Lobchuck and Arthur Horsfall and many well known and important Canadian artists. There are hundreds of outstanding works by artists who while perhaps less well known, are every bit as accomplished and gifted as their more established contemporaries. Many artists have spent their lives quietly painting and nurturing their talent and art, devoting little time to self-promotion. As a result many great artists never received the recognition they deserved. Many of them are included in these galleries. We are honoured to reintroduce you to these gifted artists and our rich Canadian art heritage. There is something for every taste and we have striven to price everything in order to make fine art available to everyone. Great art doesn't always need to come at a great price.
How to Use the On Line Gallery.
When you click onto a Gallery page, two columns of pictures will appear. While you can scroll down these pairs of images, by clicking onto one that image will pop up on a larger screen. By placing your cursor over the picture, information on that art piece will appear, such as the artist’s name, a description of the piece, size and price. (Please note that the sizes are in inches and for the art work framed.) Arrows on each side of the image will allow you to move forward or backward and view the entire collection within that gallery. Scrolling through the collection in this way provides you with the best presentation of each piece. While almost all the art pieces in this collection are signed, in some cases our best effort to read the signature has been thwarted and they are therefore referred to as for example “Canadian, Signature Illegible”. Perhaps you will have better luck than we did in deciphering these names.
You will note that in some cases we have also included estimated values of the pieces. These are not certified appraisals and are based on our own independent research including auction records, comparables with other galleries, what similar works sell or have sold for in the market place and in some cases information provided directly by the artist.
One of the many challenges in creating this online catalogue has been photographing art pieces that are behind glass. We have tried to the best of our modest ability to minimize the reflections cast in these images, however you will still often see reflections. Because we often prefer to mat pieces in a non-traditional way and use coloured or darker matting to frame the art work , showing it off to its best advantage, this will create more reflection when photographed . We apologize for these distractions.
While our galleries include a significant number of original prints, Gallery 5 is primarily a collection of unframed prints as well as some unframed drawings and watercolours. These original prints are by some of Canada’s foremost master print makers. A large number of these prints have come directly from a large corporate collection of exceptional Canadian prints assembled over several decades. All these prints are original works of art not reproductions or copies. Original prints are made from images an artist has created directly on a printing plate. The finished prints are collectively called an “edition” and each individual piece within an edition is called an “impression”. An original print is a multiple produced art object made by the artist and the images he creates for it does not exist in another form. You will note that when we have indicated that a piece is a print it is followed by a notation such as 2/12. The later number, in this case 12, refers to the number of impressions in the edition while the first number indicates that it was in this case the second impression created. A monoprint refers to the fact that there was only one impression ever made. Artist’s proofs (A.P.) are prints made outside of a regular edition for an artist’s own use or approval before producing the edition. While not necessarily more valuable artists proofs are often highly sought after and considered rarer.
In our descriptions you will sometimes see a series of abbreviations. While we cannot provide an entire glossarysome of the more frequently used abbreviations are; RCA (Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, full member designation), NGC (National Gallery of Canada), MSA (Manitoba Society of Artists), MMFA (Montreal Museum of Fine Art), MOMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York), WAG (Winnipeg Art Gallery, VAN (Vancouver Art Gallery), AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), CSA (Canadian Society of Artists), CCAB (Canada Council Art Bank)
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have. We are always happy to provide you with any additional information we might have on the artist and the art piece that has caught your interest.