The Gallery Without Walls exhibit paid a well-deserved tribute to artists who were instrumental in developing the visual arts in Calgary, and those whose vision built a solid framework for a Civic Art Collection for the citizens of Calgary.
On July 31, 2009, the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation (CAAF), celebrated 50 years as an official non-profit society. CAAF has a long and distinguished history in the Calgary visual arts community as an active promoter of the city as a leading visual arts centre, purchaser of artworks for the Civic Art Collection and advisor to City Council on visual art matters.
The exhibit features 50 works of art, by 50 artists, from the 50 years of collecting by The Calgary Allied Arts Foundation. The exhibit aims to give the viewer a sense of the size and quality of the overall Calgary Civic Art Collection, and recognize the contributions of Jim and Marion Nicoll, H.B. Hill, Wes Irwin and Doug Motter, whose endowments made it all possible.
July 3 – September 12, 2009
Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Curated by Daniel Lindley and Colleen Sharpe
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