ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF REGINA
Image: FLATGRAFIKA PRINTMAKING CONFERENCE, 2018.
Located on Treaty 4, traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Lakota and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis people, the Art Gallery of Regina is a dynamic cultural hub, promoting the development and appreciation of contemporary art, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. AGR programming includes a diverse range of exhibitions, educational programing, publishing, workshops and artists talks. With a hybrid role as both a public gallery and artist run centre, the AGR is a vital part of Saskatchewan's arts ecology as a supportive and creative environment for artists to exhibit at.
The Art Gallery of Regina is an autonomous, independent public art gallery with non-profit and charitable status. We are a tenant in the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre located within the vibrant Cathedral Village neighborhood in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The Gallery opened as an experimental satellite of the Norman Mackenzie Gallery in 1974 under the name Rosemont Art Gallery. The Rosemont's objective was to reach new audiences and respond to community demands for more local and regional programming. In 1976 an independent organization formed and incorporated as a non-profit society to take over the gallery.
In 2005, after 30 years in operation, the name was changed to the Art Gallery of Regina to better reflect the scope of the organization and its role in the community.
The Art Gallery of Regina is at 2420 Elphinstone Street, inside the Neil Balkwill Civic Art Centre . The facility is entirely wheelchair accessible.
DIRECTOR - JESS RICHTER
Jess Richter is a multi-disciplinary artist, arts administrator, curator and university instructor based in Regina, Saskatchewan. Prior to serving as Director, she acted as the Program Coordinator for the Art Gallery of Regina and brings years of experience to the role. She holds an MFA from the University of Regina, and currently focuses upon cultural identity and folklore in her creative practice.
CURATOR OF EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMMING - SANDEE MOORE
Sandee Moore brings her extensive experience as a curator, art critic, arts administrator, university instructor and interactive media artist to her position as Curator of Exhibitions and Programming at the Art Gallery of Regina.
Moore has deep connections to the Regina arts community, and her writing about art regularly appears in publications such as Border Crossings Magazine, GalleriesWest, Canadian Art, BlackFlash and Akimbo. She is also creator, producer and host of A Real Piece of… Art on CJTR 91.3 FM. In her previous role as Executive Director of Video Pool Media Arts Centre (Winnipeg), Moore organized a tour of Canadian video art to six venues across Japan; her independent curatorial projects have been disseminated nationally.
GALLERY ASSISTANT - DIANNE STRILAEFF
Dianne Strilaeff is Regina-based artist with a focus on painting and abstraction. Her work is in numerous private collections in Canada and she is an active member of Aurora Art Guild and the Regina art community.
2019-20 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT - DR. CHRISTINE RAMSAY
VICE PRESIDENT - MARK SEXTON
TREASURER - DIANNE WARREN
Image: ANDREW SALGADO THE ACQUAINTANCE, 2013.
Image: AMALIE ATKINS WHERE THE HOUR FLOATS, 2019. Documentation photograph by Don Hall.