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Available to book starting November 2019 through to December 2020
medium: textile art
number of works: 14
Prairie Days is a series of folk art quilts by Nova Scotia artist Hélène Blanchet. Featured on each quilt are textile elements in hand sewing, embroidery and beading. Prairie Days reflect the feelings and experiences the artist experienced during her recent move from Nova Scotia to Calgary. Newly arriving to the prairies to enter the realm of the unexplored is expressed in bold and vibrant colours. Each quilt is brought to life in the minute details. In keeping with the traditional arts, all her work is hand-made.
- July / August 2020: Burrows Trails Arts Council
- September 2020: Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Council
A Year on the Water | Rosemary Dzus
number of works: 365 small paintings 5″x7″ mounted on 12 sheets of paper 36″ x 27″
A Year on the Water is a year’s worth of paintings of a single view of the marina harbour in Leamington, Ontario. Every morning at 7:30 a.m. the artist photographed this view and documented it in painting. The artist embarked on this project to develop her understanding of water and sky and the rendering of these phenomena on a two dimensional surface. At a first look it is a straightforward collection of studies of natural elements. As the body of work grew, the artist saw this as a daily journal illustrating the variations of light, weather, clouds and wind. The project is about time, grief and the ephemeral nature and insubstantiality of our impressions and experiences.
- February 2020: Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Council
- September/October 2020: Burrow Trails Arts Council
Biophilia | Heather Martens Rempel
medium: mono print, collage
number of works: 20
Biophilia is an exhibition of collages and mono prints that have taken inspiration from design elements found in Manitoba’s wild spaces. Heather’s collages are made of hand printed papers, and pieces range from images of rock formations to a large moose to a fantastical vision of a Korean eon through the image of an angel’s wing wearing down a granite mountain.
Influences for Biophilia include the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy and writings of Barbara Huck, Doug Whiteway and Bill Redekop. The Manitoba landscape is further inspiration, its shorelines and landscapes, filled patterns and colour combinations, the province’s geological origins and ongoing evolution. The scope and magnitude of landscape gave the artist a renewed respect for the powers at play in our changing world. All of these things swirl in her imagination as she roams the shorelines of Manitoba’s lakes. The artist also addresses waste management in her work through using found materials and reusing tools that are considered single use.
- April 2020: Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Council
- December/January 2021: Burrows Trails Arts Council
Latent Injuria | Loricia Pacholko-Matheson:
number of works: 54
Latent Injuria is fifty-one ceramic bullets installed on a plinth or the floor. This exhibition invites participants to handle the work, turn over the bullets and discover that each one contains art inside. This work is “Art you can touch” which defies historical conventions. Latent Injuria was made to commemorate the artist 51st birthday and to celebrate her tenacious memory. The interior contents are varied, obscure, recognizable, compiled of remnants and up cycled materials adds to the mystery. The viewer is invited to engage with the work.
- October 2020: Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Council
Déterré/Unearthed | Candace Lipischak
presented in partnership with La Maison des artistes visuels francophones
number of works: 17
J’ai toujours eu un intérêt pour les objets du passé. En marchant sur ma propriété, dont l’origine remonte au début des années 1900, j’ai découvert de nombreux objets jetés le long de la rive de la Rivière-aux-Rats. Chacun d’eux amène son lot de questions: qui l’a utilisé? dans quel but? pourquoi a-t-il été jeté et quand? Bien que je sois désolée de voir tous ces débris anciens, je réalise que Mère Nature prospère malgré leur présence et coexiste avec ces objets. Faisant coexister le passé et le présent, Déterré parle de l’adaptation de notre environnement à l’évolution et aux enjeux de notre société.
I’ve always had an affinity for bygone objects. Walking my property, which dates back to the early 1900’s, I discovered many discarded items along the embankment of the Rat River. Each brought forth the inevitable questions; ‘Who used them? What was their purpose? Why were they cast away and when?’ Although I was disheartened to see all this antiquated debris, I realized that Mother Nature still thrived and together they coexisted. Integrating the past and the present, Déterré/Unearthed speaks of our environment’s adaptation to evolution and the issues impacting our society.
- December/January/February 2020: Art Gallery of South Western Manitoba
- March/April/May 2020: St. Georges Historical Society
- September/October/November 2020: Tiger Hills Arts Association
- December 2020: Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Council
- January/February 2021: Burrows Trails Arts Council
View images of the exhibition here.
Available November 2020 through to December 2021.
Into the Wind | Jan Jenkins
medium: linocut, collage, oil pastel, monoprint, pen&ink, watercolour, fabric, words
number of works: 32
Into the Wind is a series of artworks and poem that are based on the artists reoccurring dream. In the dream Jan rises from the ground and flies over land toward distant horizons. The dream is powerful and represents freedom from fears and anxiety, courage to experience unexplored new horizons, remaining calm and confident while faced with the unknown and hopeful of new beginnings. The “In The Wind” poem and art series explores my initial pen and ink zenwork “In The Wind”.
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Birds and Books | Sarah Fuller
Medium: collage; video
Number of works: 14
The Birds and Books series was made in response to the Coutts farm in southern Alberta and use Jim Coutts long relationship with the region as inspiration for the work. Jim kept a daily journal that recorded the birds sited on his property throughout the course of the year. This journal reflected a continued intimate dialog with the land and its rhythms. Within the Coutts homestead there is also a comprehensive library of historical texts, alongside bird drawings and paintings of the surrounding landscape. All these types of medium combined comprise a complex archive of place reflected through the prism of a domestic interior.
Birds and Books is comprised of 12 archival inkjet prints (7”x6.5”), framed, and two video works.
- April/May 2021: Sam Waller Museum (The Pas Arts Council)
Manitoba Moments | Textile and Fibre Artist of Manitoba
Number of works: 53 (8 ½” x 11”)
In any season, rural or urban, Manitoba is a beautiful province. TFAM members have recreated their special moment or memory of Manitoba in fibre. Which one will resonate with you?
Exhibit Contents: 53 wall-mounted journal size (8 ½” x 11”) Landscape orientation. Each piece has an information card with Title, Artist’s name and sale price. A book with Images, Artist Statements and Bios is available for display. Hanging Slats for each piece included.
Whimsical Meanderings | Mary Lowe
Number of works: 14
Mary Lowe’s paintings focus’s on visual qualities of watercolour pigment, dropped in water, with salt applied in areas. Her works discover images hidden within the painting. Fourteen paintings are 36 x 27 inches, framed and ready to hang.
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- February/March 2021 – Sam Waller Museum (The Pas Arts Council)u
Current exhibitions – Touring until January 2020
Spheres, Lens & Tabernacle | Susan Turner
medium: prints on paper & vinyl, framed
number of works: 23
Spheres and Lens speaks of energy and play by exploring circular and vertical motion, pattern, colour, and repetition. They are comprised of framed prints on paper, and Tabernacle is comprised of prints on perforated vinyl.Turner’s works all involve experimental/poetic ideas that employ an idiosyncratic voice as well as the animation of materials and objects. Her artworks are explorations of time, memory, identity, and psychological states.
medium: photography, framed
number of works: 16
The Arctic and Antarctic are preeminent teachers of the play of light and sculptural form. The Antarctic has extraordinary luminosity. Its scale is incomprehensible. Time stands still. This artist is fascinated by the range of light-related phenomena, weather and form in both Polar Regions, an experience not like anywhere else in the world. In the three weeks Hugh Conacher spent in the Antarctic, he captured over 10,000 images of mountains, ice, animals and rust. When he returned home, he fully realized what he had experienced. The luminosity of this mountainous environment is extraordinary – light behaves differently there. Colours are unimaginably intense and yet the natural environment appears to be monochromatic.
number of works: 75
Celebrate Canada is 150 acrylic paintings that evoke Canadian identity, pride, and what it means to be Canadian. This artist chose to paint ritualistically in predominantly red and white with the use of strategic yellow and black highlights. Yvette Cuthbert has created a wide variety of works on themes of Indigenous cultures, nature, sports, childhood memories, iconic people, historical sites, historical benchmarks, inventions and industry. She designed this installation to keep images referring to Canada’s Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms together to assist tour guides in their programming.
medium: sculpture & printmaking
number of works: 15
This exhibition provides two reflections on childhood histories of displacement and the plights of displaced peoples. It is based on becoming unwanted due to political, economic, social, cultural or religious change. The exhibition also probes what migrants physically carry when forced to leave home. The emotional and spiritual baggage refugees bring with them in body such as memory, familiarity, cultural identity, grief, sadness and loss.
number of works: 14
The Manitoba Rural and Northern Juried Art Show is an annual exhibition that highlights the creative accomplishments of rural artists across Manitoba. The exhibit introduces Winnipeg audiences to the artistic work generated by visual artists from beyond the perimeter (Eastman, Westman, Central, Parkland, Northern and Interlake Regions). A diverse range of media (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics and textiles) is exhibited. Artists are invited to participate after being selected as winners in their regions’ juried art show.
The work in this exhibit is a selection of 14 artworks from the 2017 Manitoba Rural and Northern Art Show.
About the Touring Arts Program
Manitoba Arts Network’s Exhibition Program tours visual art throughout the province of Manitoba. The purpose of the program is to provide high quality, cost-effective exhibitions to communities that will heighten the awareness of regional and national artists. The Touring Exhibition Program enhances art appreciation and education by assisting arts and cultural organizations to develop visual arts programming; providing rural and northern communities the opportunity to exhibit quality work.
M.A.N.’s touring exhibitions balance a variety of media and themes, including both traditional and contemporary artwork.
Manitoba Arts Network touring exhibitions are available for one-month bookings to Arts Network members and non-members. Member organizations benefit from reduced booking rates. Exhibitions may also be booked for multiple months if slots are available.
Our subsidized booking fees cover all general costs of the exhibition, including artist fees, shipping, insurance, and educational supplements. Detailed, illustrated exhibition installation and handling guidelines are provided with all touring shows.
All transportation and shipping services for our touring exhibitions are generously donated by Gardewine.
Information about exhibition specifications, booking fees, tour dates, and exhibition availability is outlined on each exhibition page. For more information and booking inquiries, contact our Visual Arts Coordinator.
New exhibitions are added to our touring roster via an annual open call for submissions. Exhibition proposals are accepted from both emerging and professional artists from Manitoba and beyond, as well as from independent curators and organizations. The call is open to artists working in a wide variety of visual art media and can include solo, two-person, and group exhibitions.
While we do not cover the production costs for touring exhibitions, M.A.N. will:
- Develop didactic and educational materials to accompany exhibitions
- Cover costs associated with the professional crating of exhibitions for shipping
- Provide insurance of works while on tour.
Selected exhibitions typically tour for a minimum one-year period, with the possibility of touring for up to two years.
MAN pays artists a basic exhibition fee for each month that their touring exhibition is booked. If we are successful in securing funding/grants for an exhibition, then artist fees are paid at approved CARFAC rates.
For more information, contact:
Visual Arts Coordinator
Toll Free: 1.866.919.2787