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History of Artists Choice

Artists Choice 2016  January 30 to February 27.

This year’s Artists Choice exhibition will be the 44th annual show.  It evolved from the December Choice show which ran from 1964 – 1972.  December Choice was started as a small picture showcase for potential gift purchasers.  Starting in January 1973 we invited all of our artists to send us their choice of a few new works to display in the galley later in January.  The current exhibition features approximately 100 works by 30 Canadian artists and is installed on all three gallery floors.  We have never given the artists guidelines for what they should send so the show will have works ranging from 5 x 7 in. to 5 x 5 ft. in size.  It represents a great opportunity to see the range of contemporary artists we handle and what they are currently working on.

– Paul Wildridge