Gallery Hours and Covid-19

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Scott Gallery will move to "by appointment only" beginning March 18, 2020. The lines of communication will stay open and we will work to keep people informed of our upcoming exhibitions still in place for May and June of 2020. Gallery owner, Heather Hamel, will be at the gallery most days to answer emails and take phone inquiries. 

We err on the side of caution during this challenging time, but let's not succumb to fear. We wish you well and we'll be back!








Gillian Willans, oil and acrylic on canvas 30 x 30"

Gillian Willans was long-listed for the Eldon + Anne Foote Visual Arts Prize

We are thrilled to announce Gillian Willans has been long listed for the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize

Posted May 4th, 2018. In alphabetical order, the long list for the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize are:

Isla Burns(nominated by Peter Robertson, Peter Robertson Gallery)
Blaine Campbell(nominated by Catherine Crowston, Art Gallery of Alberta)
Laura Grier(nominated by April Dean, SNAP Gallery)
Terry McCue(nominated by Jenny Wilson-McGrath and Alison Prsa, Art Gallery of St Albert)
Gillan Willans(nominated by Heather Hamel, The Scott Gallery)

The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize was established with the generous support of the Eldon + Anne Foote Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation and in partnership with the Edmonton Arts Council and Visual Arts Alberta Association. This Visual Arts Prize celebrates the brilliance of Visual Artists in Edmonton.

Shane Golby long-listed for the Eldon + Anne Foote Visual Arts Prize

We are thrilled to announce that Scott Gallery artist Shane Golby has been long-listed for the Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize.

Congratulations to all the long-listed artists and the nominating galleries!

Shane Golby (Scott Gallery)

Dana Holst (Art Gallery of Alberta)

Gary James Joynes (DC3 Art Projects)

Erin Elizabeth Ross (Art Gallery of St Albert)

Keith Walker (Alberta Craft Council)

The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize was established with the generous support of the Eldon + Anne Foote Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation and in partnership with the Edmonton Arts Council and Visual Arts Alberta Association. This Visual Arts Prize celebrates the brilliance of Visual Artists in Edmonton.

Three jurors worked independently to rate all the submissions, a committee established by Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC added the ratings provided by the jurors to form the long list. The timeline to the announcement of the prize is as follows: a short list of three artists will be announced on or before May 27th once the three jurors discuss the merits of the longlist by conference call. On Thursday June 23rd at 7pm, the winner of the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize will be announced during a short ceremony at Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC Project Space. The names of the three jurors will be announced at this time as well. The winner of the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize will receive $10,000 and the two artists that are shortlisted will each receive $500.00.

"The One That Got Away"
Courtesy of the artist

Andrea Kastner at the Vermont Studio Centre

Scott Gallery artist Andrea Kastner has just completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center!  During her stay she was visited by notable artists such as Sarah Anne Johnson and Steve DiBenedetto.

In her own words, Kastner remarked: “It's the most incredible experience … going for hikes, sitting around campfires, eating amazing food and talking about art with so many wonderful people.”

See Andreas work here.


Courtesy of Strathcona County Public Art

Lynn Malin Unveils Latest Public Art Commission

Lynn Malin recently unveiled her latest public art commission "Fall Approach" at the Bethel Transit Terminal in Sherwood Park.

"Lynn Malin's work represents, in an abstract way, a forest surrounding the transit shelter and brings life and interest to the wall of the terminal. Her choice of warm colours welcomes visitors. The works were originally painted on large sheets of Lexan and digitally transferred to a material more suited to public locations and our harsh Alberta winters."



Courtesy of the Artist and Greenwich University Galleries

Peter Hide at the Greenwich University Gallery, London UK July 24 – September 12, 2015

“Stockwell Depot 1967 – 79” 

Peter Hide is part of a group show “Stockwell Depot  1967 – 79” curated by Sam Cornish at the Greenwich University Gallery, London.  Running from July 24 to September 12, 2015 this show examines the history and legacy of the Stockwell Depot and the artists associated with it:

 “Founded in 1967, Stockwell Depot heralded the emergence of the London artists’ studio movement and gained international recognition as a centre for abstraction in Britain. For over 25 years, this disused former brewery in south London functioned as a co-operative studio and exhibition space. Artists associated with the Depot – Roland Brener, Jennifer Durrant, David Evison, Katherine Gili, Peter Hide and Roelof Louw, amongst many others – held differing and often competing attitudes towards art. The ambitious work made and shown at the Depot tells the story of late modernism in Britain, tracing a period full of formal experimentation and critical debate. The exhibition and associated publication have been made possible through the generous support of the following funders: Arts Council England; Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (Publication Grant); Paul Mellon Centre.”  

For more information please visit the exhibition website:

"Toledo Series, March 30, 1990" By Douglas Haynes

The Art Gallery of Alberta is Showcasing Douglas Haynes' Toledo Series

The Art Gallery of Alberta is showcasing Douglas Haynes' entire Toledo Series - 13 large scale paintings inspired by the work of El Greco:

"The Toledo Series marked an important shift in Douglas Haynes’ artistic production—representing a move away from earlier experimentations with cubist abstraction to works with fields of vibrant colour set within dark glowing grounds. While still fully abstract, these paintings convey a sense of the profound colour, dramatic light, space and emotional intensity that is seen in El Greco’s 16th century figurative and religious masterworks. As with El Greco’s paintings, the visual drama in Haynes' works suggests visionary experiences, moments of revelation and the possibility of spiritual transcendence through art. "

 The exhibition opens to the public Saturday June 27 2015:…/douglas-haynes-the-toledo-series

Campbell Wallace Image courtesy of curious arts and the artist
Courtesy of Curious Arts and the artist

Campbell Wallace on Curious Arts

The University of Alberta Faculty of Arts Alumni blog, Curious Arts recently featured an interview with Campbell Wallace: 

 “I started with a bunch of discarded images. I found a bunch in a recycling bin one time; a studio partner found one in a dumpster. I’ve been using family albums too, my wife’s albums, and friends have given rolls of film from time to time,” explains Wallace of the inspirational source for Party Paintings.

To read more of this interview with Campbell Wallace, visit the Curious Arts website here.

Courtesy of Curious Arts and the artist

Gillian Willans on Curious Arts

The University of Alberta Faculty of Arts Alumni blog, Curious Arts recently featured an interview with Gillian Willans: 

“I searched out snapshots from the Edmonton Archives, and various sources like the Reuse Centre,” Willans says of the inspiration for these smaller-scale paintings. “Most of them are black and white, then translated from my memories and experiences into colour.”

To read more of this interview with Gillian Willans, visit the Curious Arts website here. 

As well, in conjunction with the final weekend for her first solo show with Scott Gallery "Another Time Another Place", Gillian Willans will be doing an artist talk on May 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

Spring Gallery Walk

"Twice a year, in the fall and spring, Edmonton Galleries team up with the 124st Business association for Gallery Walk. The first of its kind in Canada, each Gallery walk places a focus on work by Canadian artists, and promoting art and artists of merit within our community.

Gallery Walk Area spans within 8 city blocks from 121st Street and Jasper Avenue to 124th Street and Stony Plain Road. 124th street is an exciting and evolving shopping district located just west of the downtown core and is Edmonton's refined arts, food and fashion district."  via

The year's Spring Gallery Walk is April 17th (opening hours till late), April 18th (10am till 5 pm), and April 19th (2pm till 5 pm).  Hope to see you this weekend!

Courtesy of the Edmonton Arts Council

Lynn Malin Artist Talk

Scott Gallery artist Lynn Malin will be doing an artist talk on her latest public art commission on February 11 at La Cite Francophone from 7 - 9 pm.

Lynn Malin created Elemental, a series of 24 abstract plexiglass panels for the new Cardinal Collins High School. The artwork is inspired by the ancient Grecian belief in the four elements (air, water, fire, earth) and changing face of scientific knowledge.

When: 7:00 – 9:00 pm, February 11, 2015

Where: La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 Street), Edmonton AB

Summer Art Stroll

Join us Thursday July 17, 2014 for our first Summer Art Stroll!

There will be a guided tour leaving from the 124th Street Grand Market at 5:30 and 6:30 pm.  Though feel free to wander on your own; the participating galleries will all be open from 4:00 to  8:00 pm each offering an assortment of refreshments.

Our current exhibition "Summer Salon" is a group show featuring gallery artists and showcases the diverse talent that we represent.

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Courtesy of 124th Street Business Association and the All is Bright Festival

All is Bright

Scott Gallery is excited to participate in a new festival on 124th Street called "All is Bright":

"Join the wonderful businesses of 124 Street in a celebration of light to kick of the holiday season! Save the date November 23, 2013 from Noon to 10PM for All is Bright on 124 Street.

There will be an array of amazing activities including: children's programming area, Outdoor holiday market, winter wonder fashion show, an outdoor beverage garden with food trucks and an outdoor stage with local Edmonton entertainment featuring: The FortrellesThe AwesomeHotsWool On Wolves and Shout Out Out Out Out!!!

Visit for more information on programming and maps for our program locations! 

All is Bright Festival is an outdoor, culturally unique, event that celebrates the coming of the winter season through light installations, entertainment, and fun family programming. Our festival is FREE and everyone is welcome."

Peter Hide "Jewel Box"
Courtesy of The Piper Gallery

Peter Hide at The Piper Gallery

Scott Gallery artist Peter Hide is featured in a two person show at the The Piper Gallery in London with Walter Early called "Protesting Time."

"Peter Hide and Walter Early have, over the years, spent considerable time in Ironbridge at the Museum of Steel Sculpture (MOSS). Last year Early took the opportunity, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation, to complete a summer residency at the museum with Hide.

A dynamic synergy exists between their practices, with common ground in some of their formal approaches both artists play with energy and the potential for movement pushing and pulling within compact spaces . The weight and gravitas of Early’s work retains a playful and joyous quality whereas Hide’s sculptures present a brutal strength that can appear industrial.

Despite the heaviness and visual density of the steel they use, there is vitality and originality to their work. These are two artists separated by a generation who have found interest in each other’s practice."

See images and more information here:

Richard Tosczak


'Figurativas '13 - 7° Concurso de pintura y escultura'

Scott Gallery is pleased to share the news that Richard Tosczak's submission of a bronze, figurative sculpture has been juried into the following exhibition: 'Figurativas '13 - 7° Concurso de pintura y escultura'. The competition is sponsored by the Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes; it is the aim of the foundation to support the production and exhibition of figurative art. This year's exhibition will run from October 3 to November 17 at MEAM - Museo Europeo de Arte Moderno, Barcelona, Spain. The artist list, selected from 2300 applicants, can be viewed at

To see Richard's work including sculptures and paintings follow this link

Kelly Krueger "River; ice"

Interview with Kelly Krueger

You have said that your "work is grounded in nature."  Can you expand upon how your work is informed by a close relationship to nature and observed processes of change?  Could you say that this is paralleled by how you embrace the materiality of the painting process? 

Though I don't necessarily seek out transitive qualities while I'm in nature, I do spend a fair bit of time looking at the natural world. It happens that the qualities that I find appealing in small objects (leaves, flowers, bark) as well as in the larger scheme (trees and rivers) are the tangible results of weather and the passage of time. I am often captivated by the compositions available in nature - often a random array or some interplay of light and color appear as an elemental gestalt.

Whatever I pay attention to while in nature, I seldom aspire to a realistic representation of it in my art work. My artistic response to nature is primarily an effort to express anew some lingering detail or cumulative impression through a process which regardless of any conceptual overtones is recognizably organic once the paint hits the canvas.  I don't deliberate the process but occasionally I do find it interesting to consider in retrospect my  collaboration with whatever media I happen to use.

 Is the manner in which you title your work important?  They seem to act as jumping off points for the viewer to enter into your work through . . .

 I have done many River works over the years in a variety of media and I have also used the title Rime previously for a painting that referred to the stark contrast between the marble fountain of antiquity and the endurance of the natural spring. Rime also means a coating of frost and for this river series based on spring melt, it seemed a good fit. Each piece in this current river series happened to remind me in retrospect of a previous work. So, in this instance, recycling and recombining titles helps me at least, keep those associations in mind while providing additional and optional information for the viewer.

How do you view abstraction? Do you find it important to contextualize your work within theories of abstraction?

 I view abstraction as creating a new visual experience that results from a transformation of the subject rather than from a realistic translation of it.

 My work is most often a response to something in the natural world. I appreciate and highly regard accomplished abstract artists such as Gerhard Richter, Helen Frankenthaler, Arthur Dove whose range of work includes some measure of representation or recognizable reference to nature or humankind along the way.

 Can you speak to the role of travel in your studio practice? How does travel/ a sense of being transitory inform your engagement with nature?

A few years ago, I based a year long installation project on the Whitemud River Valley near where I was born and raised. It allowed new works to evolve over a long period of time and resulted in travels abroad as well as to familiar areas including the Grasslands of Saskatchewan.

 For the greater portion of my life, I lived either on the bank of a river (both the North and South Saskatchewan) or in very close proximity to it. And, my recent travels to England and Germany and Wales included a great amount of time exploring rivers among other excursions both rural and urban - the Swansea area of Wales being of particular interest.

Travel does contribute to the greater continuum of my engagement with nature, though I seldom contemplate why or how it all happens.

Kelly, in the past you have referred to the space between a painting and the viewer as an interleaf (a live wire of perception) – could you expand on this idea?

When I view a work that captivates me, I find it intriguing to consider how the visual world can be so clear without being articulate. Some understanding or affinity is evident and can often lead to a deeper understanding of oneself or a place, along with a keener perception of the work of art.

In a conversation with John Chalke, I discovered we shared a mutual admiration for the Whitemud region in south Saskatchewan. His knowledge of the earth and clay was astounding to me, but it was not surprising considering I had been captivated by his work for years. What did surprise me was how it made me see my own work (paintings of that region) in a new way, too, as happens when some affinity or recognition is sparked. It affirmed my passion for the materiality of creating art. It is not essential to understand the meaning of a work to gain something from its significance.

Jim Davies "Magic Spell"
Courtesy of the Government House Foundation

Jim Davies Painting Purchased by the Government House Foundation

Scott Gallery is pleased to announce that Jim Davies’ painting “Magic Spell” was chosen by the Government House Foundation as its legacy purchase to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Government House. 

The painting will be installed as part of the Government House's Centenary Year Exhibit. This exhibit will feature the collection's best works, chosen from over 215 paintings, drawings, prints, photos and sculptures.  These pieces range from historical to contemporary and represent diverse styles, media and subject matter.

Since it was instituted in 1976, The Government House Foundation has strived to foster an appreciation of  culture by collecting, preserving and exhibiting authentic furnishings, library material and original works of art. The Government House's  art collection has  been built to define and record the historical and cultural legacy of Alberta.

The Government House offers free public tours on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays.  

To view more of the Government House art collection click here.

To view more of Jim Davis’ work click here.

Wayne Mackenzie Spring Appointments

Wayne Mackenzie Goldsmith/Designer will be taking appointments at Scott Gallery for new jewellery makeups and jewellery remodelling and repairs.

March 14 10:00- 5:00 pm

March 15 10:00 - 5:00 pm

March 16 10:00 - 5:00 pm

Please call Scott Gallery at 780 488 3619 to book an appointment.

See more of Wayne Mackenzie 's work here:

Merry Christmas and Holiday Hours

Wishing you and yours all the warmth and joy of the season.

We will be closed December 23 -27, and December 30 - January 1, 2103.

We will be open December 28 and 29th from 11 - 5 pm.

In light of winter
Courtesy of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Lynn Malin's work featured at the Whyte Museum

Running from Novemeber 24 - January 27th, "In Light of Winter"  celebrates winter's beauty in the mountains.  It features the work of well-known Scott Gallery artist, Lynn Malin.  Malin's work "glows with the light of short winter days, sun glinting as sharply as diamonds on snow-covered peaks. the  long dark winter nights can shimmer with the illumination of moon and stars silhoeetting the surrounding summits. . . "   In the juxtopostion of fire with ice, cold with heat, Lynn Malin addresses the cycles of life and the regeneration within the seasons.

"In Light of Winter" runs through January 27, 2013.  More information and gallery hours and location can be found on the Whyte Museum's website.

To view more of Lynn Malin's work click here.

Jubilee Emblem
Image courtesy of the Governor General of Canada website


Scott Gallery is pleased to announce that two gallery artists, Douglas Haynes and Robert Sinclair were awarded a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony on November 14, 2012.  Presented by Premiere Alison Redford, this award celebrates those who have dedicated themselves to service to their fellow citizens, their communities and their country.

 We congratulate these two artists and all the members of Edmonton's arts community that received this great honour. You can find the complete list here.

 About the Diamond Jubilee Medal:
"A new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians will be recognized."


From the Governor General of Canada's website

Lynn Malin "Air"
Courtesy of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

In Light of Winter: Featuring Lynn Malin

"In Light of Winter celebrates the beauty of winter in the mountains. Lynn Malin’s art explores the contrasts of winter’s cold and the need for fire to keep us warm. Her use of grids suggest how humans impose order on nature. A selection of artworks from the Whyte Museum’s collections also highlight fire and ice, providing a counterpoint to Malin’s contemporary works and further evoking Canadians' love-hate relationship with winter."

Courtesy of the U of A Department of Art and Design and the Fine Art Building Gallery

Transitions: Work by Technical Staff from the Department of Art and Design

"Transitions is an exhibition of art work created by the many technicians who work in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. The daily work carried out by these technicians is invaluable: without their shared experience, expertise and insight, the narrative of the academic year for faculty and students would quickly break down. As practicing artists, the technicians at the U of A have learned how to help enable transitions for others and to work in the space of transition themselves. Amongst the most celebrated and talented artists working in Edmonton, they carry on their art practice even as they conduct workshops, run an art supply store, manage woodshops, digital printers and printing presses, and generally pass along their skills, knowledge, and techniques. In this exhibit, viewers will experience their own transitions as they encounter the diversity of each artist’s work.Transitions includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, skateboards, ceramics, woodworking, printmaking, collage and installation works, which together highlight the importance in our lives of passages, movements, change, transformations, shifts, progression, and evolution.  "

Transitions features work by Scott Gallery artist, Dick Der.

Under the Influence
Courtesy of Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists and Artrubicon

Under the Influence

Brenda Malkinson is featured in the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists' new exhibit Under the Influence, an exhibition of woodcut prints. In 2010 and 2011 Tad Warszynski mentored four artists in the art and technique of colour woodcut. The objective of this exhibition is to show the resulting work from this mentorship and to highlight the diversity of images these artists have produced, despite learning from the same teacher. The print work also demonstrates the versatility of the woodcut process to meet the demands of individual artistic expression. The exhibition features works from Tad Warszynski, Brenda Malkinson, Andrea Itzck and Sara Norquay. Curated by Anna Szul.

Artist Talk October 25, 6 to 7 pm
Opening Reception October 25 7 to 9 pm

Noni Boyle "Thaw Song"

Facing North: Coyotes Artist Collective

Scott Gallery artist Jim Davies has curated and coordinated a show featuring the work of an eleven member Canadian collective of landscape painters. This exhibition “Facing North – Coyotes Artist Collective” examines the relationship between the northern landscape and the Canadian psyche. It is currently on display at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Gallery until February 2013.   It will then travel to selected public galleries around Alberta through 2014.  This show also features the work of Scott Gallery artist Noni Boyle.


Arlene Wasylynchuk "Grounded"

Arlene Wasylynchuk

It is with profound saddness that we announce that Arlene Wasylynchuk has passed away. Her life and art have been, and will be, an inspiration to us all.

A celebration of Arlene's life is planned for November 5th, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Ernest C Manning Hall at the Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton Alberta).

Gallery Walk Fall 2012
Image Courtesy of the Gallery Walk Association

Shop the Walk: 2012 Fall Gallery Walk

Explore the Jasper and 124th Street Gallery District:

Saturday October 20, 10 - 5 pm

Sunday October 21, 12 - 4 pm

While on the gallery walk get your Passport to Art Stamped at a minimum of five participating galleries then bring your stamped Passport to the Art Gallery of Alberta by November 25, 2012 and receive one free admission to the AGA.

For for more information as becomes available follow The Gallery Walk Association on twitter or watch their website:

Wayne Mackenzie "Fresh Water Pearl Pendant"

Wayne Mackenzie Jewelry Appointments

Wayne Mackenzie, jewelry artist, will be at the Scott Gallery September 27 - 29.

If you would like to book an appointment for custom work, repairs, or adjustments please call the gallery at 780-488-3619.

If there is anything you would like to go over prior to setting up an appointment please email the details to Wayne Mackenzie at or call toll free 1-877-295-7464 (Tuesday through Friday 10:00am - 5:00 pm).

To view a selection of his work click here.

Sean Caulfield "Tree in a Bag"

Interview with Sean Caulfield

Avenue Edmonton Magazine talks with Scott Gallery artist Sean Caulfield about the intersection between art and science in his work.

Read the full article here.

View more of Sean Caulfield's work here.

Richard Tosczak Featured in EAC's Public Art Monthly

Scott Gallery artist Richard Tosczak's sculpture in Hawrelak Park is profiled in Edmonton Art Council's Public Art Monthly.

View more of Richard's work here.

Arlene Wasylynchuk: Saltus Illuminati
(Cover photo courtesy of Canadian Art Teacher)

Saltus Illuminati on the Cover of Canadian Art Teachers

Scott Gallery is pleased to announce that Arlene Wasylynchuk's Saltus Illuminati is featured on the front cover of the most recent issue of the bi-annual journal Canadian Art TeachersSaltus Illuminati was originally exhibited at the Art Gallery of Alberta from October 2011-January 2012.


Click for more info on Saltus Illuminati

View more work by Arlene Wasylynchuk

(photo courtesy of the Edmonton Journal)

Get a look inside Akiko Taniguchi & Sean Caulfield's studio

Get an inside look at Scott Gallery artists Akiko Taniguchi & Sean Caulfield home printmaking studio in the Edmonton Journal's Friday edition of "Studio Inside".


Arlene Wasylynchuk wins Foote Visual Arts Prize!

Congratulations to Scott Gallery artist Arlene Wasylynchuk for winning the first ever Anne & Eldon Foote Prize for Visual Arts! Read more about her win in The Edmonton Journal article by Janice Ryan.

(image courtesy of the AGA)


Scott Gallery artists Gerald Faulder, Douglas Haynes & Peter Hide are all featured in the new AGA exhibit 7 YEARS IN THE CITY: Art from the AGA Collection. The exhibition, running from June 2 - September 30, 2012, features work produced by Edmonton artists from 1981-1987. Find out more at