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Tagged "Canadian Art"

Paintings For Sale 101

Maud Lewis is one of Canada's most beloved folk artists. Born in 1903, Maud spent her life painting the enchanting and ever-changing places of rural Nova Scotia until her death in 1970. Coming July 23rd, her work will be featured in a new book, Maud Lewis: Paintings for Sale by Sarah Milroy. For years, Maud's paintings have been dominated by conversations of her disability and family life but that conversation changes with this new collection. Here is the 101 on Maud Lewis: Paintings for Sale.
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Remembering Mary Pratt

Eggs in an Egg Crate, Glassy Apples, This is Donna, Eviscerated Chickens, Jelly Shelf — these paintings by Mary Pratt are etched in our national psyche. Her iconic images elevated the mundane to the monumental. There is luminescence – everywhere there is light, spilling over, out of, and into the work. And there is Pratt’s own off-kilter aesthetic that sometimes put the viewer on edge.

Mary Pratt’s journey through this life illuminated the quotidian, the everyday, and the familiar. Her minute readings of everyday moments, her desire to slow life down, her ability to capture a moment of truth, were transformed into works of extraordinary beauty and colour. 


Mary Pratt 
March 15, 1935 – August 14, 2018

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SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut wins the CMA Award of Outstanding Achievement in Education

The Canadian Museums Association honoured the achievements of museum professionals at its 2018 national conference in Vancouver, BC. Among the Outstanding Achievement award recipients was Heather Igloliorte’s SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut, jointly published by Goose Lane Editions and the Rooms Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador, winning the award in the Education category.
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