Named after our original sponsor, we’re a private art gallery looking to showcase the work of local artists. At present we’re moving into a new building and arranging for either long term rental of the building or possibly outright ownership. We’re not going to say too much about that at this stage in the negotiations, as I’m sure you’ll understand.
As we do that, however, we’re looking to collect and curate art for our first exhibition. You should check out the various pages here if you would like to help us, contribute to our gallery, or if you have any questions that aren’t answered on the pages here – but we recommend you read the site first! We’ve spent some time carefully putting together the answers to any questions we think you might have.
Our mission is to collect, display, and help to sell the work of local artists. We think it’s super important to highlight and celebrate the talent in your local area, so we’re not planning on looking too far afield – we’re sure that there’s plenty of talent right here in our city, although we might consider work from artists in our state who aren’t based in the city. It really depends on the amount of talent we see, how stunning the work is, and how much room we have in our exhibition.
We’re planning to exhibit work based around various themes – themes which we hope will inspire new work as well as showcasing older work, and which we think will create interesting interactions between the works of different artists. As a result, we will probably only exhibit three or so pieces by any given artist. We really want to show the dialogue of art in our city, rather than limiting it by giving a whole exhibition to a single artist. However, as we gain more capacity and interest, this might change, so we’ll keep you posted.
One thing we’re especially interested in is the work of second generation immigrants – that is, the sons and daughters of people who came to North America from elsewhere, whether that means Ireland or Timbuktu. We think that people with these backgrounds often bring a different energy to their work, and the conjunction of their two different cultures – their family’s culture and the culture they’ve grown up in outside the home – can produce interesting fusions. We think there’s a lot to celebrate in this kind of multiculturalism and we’re looking to showcase that and give such artists a warm welcome to the local art community, which can at times become insular by default.