Conversations About Your Art

June 24-25, 2022

Conversations About Your Art connects artists in GDAG’s Local Artist Show 2022 with visiting artist and curator Sandee Moore.

Local Artist Show 2022 features artwork from over 50 local artists, artisans, craftspeople, hobbyists, and creative folks. The exhibition takes place June 1-30 and is a popular annual offering in the Yorkton arts community. As a public engagement and professional development activity, the Local Artist Show provides hands-on experience in a professional public art gallery.

Conversations About Your Art builds on this framework, providing opportunity for participating artists to share their work with a visiting artist and curator, and to talk about their ideas and professional goals.

The in-person sessions take place at the gallery where participating artists can speak about their work(s) on display and bring additional works to show as desired.

Sessions are up to one hour in duration. Reserve your spot as soon as possible, bookings are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis.

Artists are invited to sign up for either on-on-one sessions or for group sessions, at the following times:
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Friday June 24 One-on-One Sessions

Friday June 24 Group Session (up to 5 artists)

Saturday June 25 One-on-One Sessions

Saturday June 25 Group Session (up to 5 artists)
There is no fee to participate. To sign up, please contact GDAG.

Following the sessions on Saturday, June 25, GDAG will host an exhibition reception for Local Artist Show 2022, featuring a talk by visiting artist and curator Sandee Moore.

Sandee Moore (she/her) is a white, settler, cis-woman who works as a curator, art critic, arts administrator, university instructor and interactive media artist. Her artworks have been screened and exhibited across Canada (including The Surrey Art Gallery, The Art Gallery of Alberta, Plug In ICA, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Dalhousie Art Gallery, The Blackwood Gallery, and The Dunlop Art Gallery) and in Japan.

Her art criticism regularly appears in publications such as Border Crossings Magazine, C MagazineGalleriesWestCanadian ArtBlackFlashAkimbo and The Saskatoon Star Phoenix. Moore’s conference paper “A Taste for the Abject” was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in Canadian Culinary Imaginations, edited by Shelley Boyd and Dorothy Barenscott.

She earned her B.F.A. (Honours) from The University of Victoria and M.FA. in Intermedia from The University of Regina. Moore brings her extensive experience and expertise developed over 20 years serving as a board member or employee of Canadian nonprofit art organizations, including as the Director of Video Pool Media Arts Centre in Winnipeg from 2004-2009. During her time at Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Moore organized a tour of Canadian video art to six venues across Japan; her independent curatorial projects have been disseminated nationally.

She brings her familiarity with the Canadian arts ecology, funding milieu and innovative practices to her work as Curator of Exhibitions and Programming at the Art Gallery of Regina (located on Treaty 4 Lands). Moore’s vision is to present contemporary art by local artists to the public, maintaining strong connections to the Art Gallery of Regina’s membership and long-time supporters and enhancing the gallery’s profile nationally. Moore is also a passionate advocate for approaches that empower viewers to observe, analyze and interpret works of art, and therefore understand the role of the artist in society.

Conversations About Your Art is made possible through a partnership between CARFAC SASK and GDAG. Our gallery also receives funding from SK Arts, Sask Lotteries, SaskCulture, and the City of Yorkton, among other community partners, and their support makes all of our work possible.