Artist: Greg Allen
Title: Infrasonic Sasquatch
1821 Scarth St., Beer Bros. Gastropub & Deli
I am interested in the ethereal, the woo, the immeasurable aspects of life. I have experienced the unexplainable and therefore I am willing to listen to otherworldly reports and stories from people of past and present. I love the Sasquatch saga for its continuous mystery. A legend spanning over cultures and millennia. It’s the little correlations in the details from tale to tale that keep me interested. Reports of glowing red eyes, dematerialization, psychic ability and even interdimensional travel.
The paradigm in which we currently exist is based on a scientific understanding of something to gain truth. Empirical science will not accept the possibility that there could be a giant bipedal hairy humanoid beast hidden within the vast wilds of this planet. Countless anecdotal accounts and eyewitness encounters are put to the wayside until we have the physical evidence of a ‘Bigfoot’ body. It is my intention to visually bring forth the lesser known aspects of a deep mystery that continues to compel true believers and skeptics alike!
Infrasound is a massive wavelength of low frequency sound that is beyond our perception. It can be emitted by many megafauna such as Elephants, Tigers, Hippo’s, Whales and Crocodilians. Invisible waves of fear that can penetrate prey to paralysis. This nauseating twist of the tummy is often reported in eyewitness accounts of meeting the ‘Sasquatch’.
I’m bringing the most outlandish theories that I have collected over the years to the canvas, offering a rather deep glimpse into the abyss that is the ‘Bigfoot’ enigma
Greg Allen is best known for intensely coloured imagery of otherworldly elemental environments. Layered worlds that lay just behind the veil of perception. Dreamlike flora and faunal representations of supernatural narratives through vivid drawings and paintings.
Greg was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1982. Allen works in a variance of mediums ranging from graphite, coloured pencil, pen & ink, to acrylic paint and resin. Greg has studied drawing and sculpture at the University of Regina, but tailored his love for painting through self taught exploration and local classes. His body of work explores natural and supernatural themes with keen attention to precise mark making while maintaining an improvisational approach to each work.
Greg is represented by Slate Gallery, he works from his studio in Regina SK.
Artist: Kelly Cairns
Title: Buffy Sainte-Marie
1821 Scarth St., Northern Crown Condominiums
Artist Bio Kelly Cairns is a Saskatchewan born artist. She is better known for her role as part owner of local music venue The Cure. She has brought her drawings to her clothing brand W+S in past years and is currently working on a historical graphic novel project, incorporating her PhD in history with her love for portraiture and sequential art. As a musician and music venue owner, she has a deep appreciation for Saskatchewanʼs local art and music scene and chose this piece of Buffy Sainte Marie as a nod to southern Saskatchewanʼs Indigenous heritage and the vibrancy and legacy of Reginaʼs music community.
Artist: Barbara Goretzky
Title: Heavy Haul
Barbara resides in Lumsden, Sask. where she creates her ceramics, printmaking, and paintings. Barbara started her professional artistic career at the University of Saskatchewan studying printmaking and photography and eventually added ceramics to her repertoire. Barbara developed a wholesale line of ceramic art which she marketed to over forty galleries though out Canada. After moving to Lumsden, Barbara fostered a loyal patron base in the prairie provinces for her ceramics, while focusing on juried craft markets though out Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba.
For several years, Barbara owned and operated her own art gallery “The Clay Shop” in a beautiful heritage building downtown Lumsden, Sask., to promote local and international artists. Barbara returned to university in 2011 and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting. She received her BFA with Distinction form the University of Regina in 2014 and was awarded the Dean’s Medal in Fine Arts and numerous scholarships. Barbara recently, completed her second term of Artist in the Communities program funded through the Saskatchewan Arts Board. At present, Barbara is preparing her exhibition “Diggers” for a travelling tour to sixteen art galleries for the next three years with the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council.
Artist: Katherine Gorectke
Title: Trees in the Forest
1801 Scarth St., Globe Theatre
Meet Kathryn Gorectke, a local Regina artist who in her spare time is also a Physical Therapist, mom and wife. Kathryn is a prairie artist. She has had a lifelong love for art, but dove into acrylics approximately 8 years ago. She is primarily self-taught, however has been encouraged along the way by many extraordinary teachers and fellow artists. She now finds herself surrounded by a group of artists who spur her on in her pursuit of painting. Kathryn is inspired by creation; particularly skies and trees. She loves to look at landscapes; while in nature or from a photograph and visualize the transformation into a painting. There are so many landscapes just waiting to be painted! What started with one painting for a church art show has turned into an exciting few years of several local art shows around Saskatchewan and now Alberta. She has paintings across the Prairies and as far as Vancouver Island, Baltimore, Seattle, Yellowknife, Toronto, Bolivia and Australia. Those that have inspired Kathryn include the Impressionists, the Group of Seven, Emily Carr as well as several artist closer to home (Holly Dyrland and a group out of Saskatoon called Men Who Paint). It is an honor to embark on this artistic journey as it is constantly changing and evolving Kathryn looks forward to see what artistic opportunities the future holds.
Artist: Brandie Perkins
Title: Prairie Landscape
Brandie Rae Perkins is a local Saskatchewan artist. She is a self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on acrylic painting and alcohol inks. Brandie has had an interest in arts since she was young and has focused on creating and adapting her art through a variety of mediums. She is an active member of a vibrant arts community, collaborating with and learning from her peers. Always enthusiastic to learn and accept new challenges, she brings fruition to ideas and projects of unfamiliar mediums. Brandie draws her inspiration from travel and her time spent in nature. Colour theory and heavy textures define her work. She was a children’s art instructor for years at a local art studio, and has since developed workshops for children and adults. These workshops are available for private booking. Her most recent solo exhibition, Urban Absence, was well attended and received at the TAE Gallery in Regina in 2015. She has also shown in previous years in a variety of local gallery exhibitions and auctions. Her pieces can be found in an assortment of collectors showcases nationally, including Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Ontario.
Artist: Jaynie Himsl
Title: Venus Bids Apollo Goodnight
Jaynie Himsl’s artistic focus is the landscape. The lines, colour and simplicity of a prairie landscape are interpreted in an abstract way. Using maps, leaves or other natural items as inspiration she works intuitively to create imaginary places.
Jaynie Himsl is an award winning artist whose work has been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally. She resides in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada with her husband.
Artist: Simon Feser
Title: Ice Constellation
1839 Scarth St., The Willoughby
Simon Feser is an artist based in Regina, Saskatchewan. He is a fourth year Bachelor of Fine Arts student at the University of Regina where he studies printmaking and photography. His photographic work is focused on abstract imagery and the landscapes of Saskatchewan, and his prints are themed around religion, death, and mental health, using psychedelic and abstract imagery. In the summer of 2017 Simon worked with the Museums Association of Saskatchewan to photographically document our province’s museums, and in the summer of 2018 he worked with Articulate Ink, both participating in the print studio and in student art sales. He has also participated in numerous shows at the U of R’s fifth Parallel gallery and in the 2017 Cathedral Village arts fest.
Artist: Mike McKenna
1843 Scarth St., Madame Yes Dark Fashion
Mike McKenna is a Saskatchewan based artist with a life-long love of the fine arts and comic books. Mike discovered his love of comics early on in his life creating and selling his first comic in kindergarten. Since that day there has been no doubt what he wanted to do as a career. As time progressed, Mike further refined his art skills and started taking on art commissions in 2006, mainly drawing and painting portraits and prairie scenes.
Michael attended the University of Regina Graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2014. Mike has a diverse work history in the visual art field. Mike has taught art workshops to children, adults and seniors, painted murals, provided illustrations for publishing companies, and much more!
Artist: Pepito Escanlar
Title: Remembrance Day
1845 Scarth St., Willoughby Condos
Public art should reflect an understanding of our city, its values and character, and its evolving culture. My artworks aim to achieve that – the images of people capture ethnic and gender diversity, the community coming together, neighbourhood/downtown spirit, the pursuit of education and physical fitness.
” The painting depicts the citizens and war veterans gathered in front of the cenotaph at Victoria Park in downtown Regina. Remembrance Day, held annually on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, commemorates the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers during wars, including World Wars I and II.
Remembrance Day became more significant to the artist when his son, who is with the Canadian Armed Forces, was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 for almost a year. This painting is his humble way of showing respect, admiration, and appreciation of our war veterans.”
Artist: Sharon Olson
Title: Waterway for Thousands of Years
1839 Scarth St., Willoughby Condos
I have been a teacher for the past thirty years, mostly in Saskatchewan. I had been taking photos for years after taking a photography class at university. In the middle of my teaching career, I took a year off to return to university and took a painting class which opened another avenue for art making for me.
Artist: Jon Vaughn
Title: Jumping Through a Dream's Memory
1847 Scarth St., Pita Queen
Jon Vaughn is a visual artist, curator, graphic designer, screenprinter, musician, dj and independent publisher. Born in Saskatoon, Vaughn also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from the University of Saskatchewan. Vaughn’s hybridic visual art works combine illustration, painting, collage elements mirroring the diversity found his music and sound art compositions and improvisations.
Working in both contemporary art and comic book communities, his visual practice balances projects for both the printed page and white cube. His artwork has published in 50 international anthologies and exhibited across Canada (Saskatoon, Regina, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Moncton, North Bay, Sechelt) and internationally (England, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Latvia, Argentina, Bulgaria, Germany, Japan, China and the United States). Vaughn is currently enrolled in the MFA program at the University of Regina. http://www.jonvaughn.me
Artist: Wendy Winter
Title: Girl With Flowers
Girl with Flowers was inspired by a photograph Wendy Winter took of her very sunburnt, tired and rather uncooperative granddaughter in a lovely flowered sundress upon returning from a morning at the Cathedral Arts Festival Street Fair.
It is important that Ms. Winter feel connected to her subject matter, and there is no subject to which she is more connected than her granddaughter. Consequently her granddaughter has found herself depicted many times in drawings, paintings and illustrations.
Although beauty is not much celebrated as serious subject matter in contemporary art, Winter has always been drawn to it. She remembers telling an art critic she wanted to make paintings that were excruciatingly beautiful, and he laughed. But she was serious.
Winter works full-time as an artist in her Cathedral neighbourhood home studio.
Artist: Madison Pascal
Title: Of Wishes Cast on Shooting Stars
Madison Rayne Pascal, born 1990, Regina SK, Canada, is an emerging artist of Saulteaux and French/Ukrainian ancestry working mainly in painting and drawing. In 2014, she studied abroad in Sunderland, United Kingdom where she was able to expand her skills in darkroom photography. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree: International with a major in drawing and painting. She received many awards including: Academic Silver Scholarship (2014), Maurice Neitzel Award (2014), Elizabeth Blight Memorial Scholarship (2015), and the Kiley Carlson Memorial Scholarship (2015). Madison is a member and an acting board member of the Art Gallery of Regina, a non-profit, public gallery. She is also a member of the Brushworks Art Guild of Regina. Her works have been included in group exhibitions in Saskatchewan and Manitoba including, the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Regina, and downtown Winnipeg and can be found in many private collections as well as SGI’s collection.
Madison’s works are based on familiar emotional experiences, which she uses to open a unique poetic vein. Multi-layered and finely detailed images seduce the viewer into a world of nostalgia and intimate moments. Art lets her immortalize objects and preserve feelings that are important to herself and that can easily relate to the viewer. The figures will never age, the flowers will never wilt, and the beauty captured will outlast that of the real objects.
Madison works from her studio in the downtown of Regina, SK.
Artist: Christine Gauthier
Title: Legislative Building
Just shy of being born with a pencil in one hand and a paintbrush in the other, Christine has been an artist for her entire life. Her love of visual creative expression has led her to explore a number of mediums throughout the years…from creating bespoke hand-painted wine glasses, to becoming a freelance make-up artist, to painting, drawing, and sculpting…and everything in between. But it is the classic, beloved, red-framed drawing toy that can be found in every child’s toy box which challenges and enchants her most. The Etch a Sketch is generally regarded as a frustrating toy upon which most people “can’t even draw a straight line or a square”, yet Christine is able to create full artworks using the “magic screen”. One continuous line, each finished work lasts until the next calls to her to come to life…which is when she shakes her red- framed Etch A Sketch to begin another masterpiece. In erasing each work, she is also learning another art form: the art of letting go and creating anew.
Artist: Melanie Rose
Title: The Flower People
1861 Scarth St., Salon SnaX
Melanie Monique Rose is a visual artist from Regina, Saskatchewan. She attended Kootenay School of the Arts with a major in the Fibre Arts in Nelson, B.C. Rose has exhibited her art work in both group and solo exhibitions Nationally. One of her greatest honors as an artist was accepting the award for ‘Excellence in Craft in 2013 from the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s Dimensions exhibit. In 2016, Rose exhibited her first solo exhibition of study of The Flower People at Regina’s Creative City Centre’s Hague Gallery.
Artist: Sheldon Brown
Title: Winter Snowscape
I’m a photographer/artist from Regina Saskatchewan. I am currently a student at the University of Regina, where I am finishing my degree in visual arts and creative technology. I like to work with photography in creative ways, like my layered abstract photography projects, but I also like all types of photography and I am up for any challenges or opportunities.
Artist: Gavin De Lint
Title: Prairie Denizens
Since graduation from the U of R in 1993 with a BFA in Drawing and Film, I’ve been illustrating and designing non-stop: as a career in the promotional goods industry; on commercial freelance projects; and on more personal artistic pursuits. I’ve enjoyed forming relationships with many local businesses and bands, lending my skills to crafting their posters, billboards, logos, beer labels and album covers.
I’ve lived my entire life here in the Queen City (with the exception of a year learning animation in Calgary) and look forward to many more years as I raise my son here with my partner. We’re usually found downtown every weekend, making use of the library, buying comics, dining or taking in events. It would be a thrill to have my work incorporated into fabric of the city I call home.
Artist: Crystal Thorburn
Title: Colour of Life
By using colours of the rainbow Crystal brings awareness to the subtle yet vital role of plants and insects. She believes all people of our communities depend on this part of nature to sustain life. The inherent beauty and minutia of nature shows us how precious the health of our environment is for our own human existence.
“If all the insects were to disappear from the Earth, within 50 years all life on Earth would end. If all human beings were to disappear from the Earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish” Jonas Salk
Crystal is predominantly self-taught taking many workshops. She continues to further her education and abilities as an artist, most recently completing the Arts Entrepreneurship and Creative Endeavours Business Development Course funded through the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Creative Saskatchewan. She also recently received a Saskatchewan Arts Board Micro-grant to further support her creative endeavors.
She has had many solo and group exhibitions locally, regionally and provincially as well as receiving awards for her work.
Artist: Cate Francis
Title: The Door that Speaks Nothing But Mortimer
Cate is a printmaker and illustrator living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She holds a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan (2008), an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2014), and a Prairie Horticulture Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan CCDE (2015). Her recent practice focuses on combining her interests in art and ecology into collaborative, community-engaged art projects and public murals. The bulk of her public art is carried out under the umbrella of her Paper Wildlife Conservancy (PWC).
In 2016 she implemented a Saskatoon-wide wheat paste campaign, engaging residents with local ecology and architecture while fostering a positive awareness of street art in the city. The PWC has since undertaken several hands-on educational projects at: Street Meet (2016), Sherbrooke Community Centre (2016), Nuit Blanche Saskatoon (2016, 2017), and Centennial Collegiate (2017). A gallery component of the project was accepted into the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils’ touring program where it has been encouraging residents across Saskatchewan to engage with the work of the PWC. In addition to her public art practice,
Cate is an educator that delivers printmaking courses at a variety of institutions across Canada. Currently, she is a Silkscreen Instructor at Void Gallery and a Drawing Instructor for the University of Saskatchewan’s Certificate of Art and Design program.