Art Gallery of Alberta

Showcase: small spaces/big ideas


SHOWCASE: small spaces/big ideas is a community art project that highlights the work of local artists and creators.

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Taking inspiration from the building’s own architectural zinc tiles, the SHOWCASE wall was designed by local design firm Oliver Apt. It is a constellation of 26 mini-exhibition spaces available for 2-month bookings by anyone of any age, experience or background who wants to show their artwork at the AGA. This is a non-juried exhibition. Each booking period brings a new look at the diversity of Alberta creativity.

The aim of the AGA is to create a welcoming and engaging environment, in which people are motivated to transform their understanding of the world by making connections with the visual arts.

Celebrate your creativity and submit your artwork to SHOWCASE: small spaces/big ideas at your AGA.

More information on the Call for Submissions.

The AGA retains the right to refuse any submission that is deemed inappropriate for presentation in the public realm, primarily commercial in its intent, offensive and/or dangerous. The AGA also retains the right to remove a Showcase artwork at any time. Should this occur, the Showcase participant will be informed.

Please note: The AGA will make every attempt to book the Showcase space requested, however an alternate Showcase space may be allocated at the AGA’s discretion depending on space available and submitted works.

Showcase bookings for May/June are now open!

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Showcase 2017

Bookings open Drop off/booking deadline New Showcase begins Pick-up dates
November 1 January 8 January 10 March 10-19
February 1 March 5 March 7 May 2-7
April 6 May 7 May 9 July 4-9


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Currently Showing



1   Melissa L.A. Bishop

2   Karan Maguire
AGA Love
Mixed media

3   Aleksander Jakob Hergott
Sailboats on Water
Acrylic on paper

4   Deann Stein Hasinoff
Digital drawing

5   Madeleine Arnett
Fluid Dynamics
Acrylic on board

6   Cathy Burden
Sunrise Over an Alien Planet
Acrylic on canvas
Instagram @katemacb

7   Barbara Chapman
Mixed media

8   Melissa L.A. Bishop
Light Godess

9   Archer Koble
Canyon at Night
Acrylic on canvas

10 Amy Sallenbach
Apsis and Ocular
Mixed media
Instagram @flymeamy

11  Barbara Chapman
Bella Girl
Pastel on board

12  Barbara Chapman
Pastel on board

13  Tanny Southern

14  Sharon Yee
Figure in blue
Oil on canvas

15  Melissa L.A. Bishop
Wires Crossed

16  Julie Ketel
Loren and Delores

17  Rebecca Zai
The Chief-Squamish
Oil on canvas

18  Shirley Mendre
Acrylic on canvas

19  Marcela Cubillos
La Casa del Poeta
Digital media
Instagram @pincoyae

20  Cindy James
Wax Wing Art Works
The Taste of Red 1 & 2
Encaustic, mixed media

21  Suzan Berwald
Mixed media

22  Sharon Yee
Oil on canvas

23 Deann Stein Hasinoff
Path to Grandma’s II

24  Shirley E. Zago
Ceremonial/Jewelled Beach Sandal
Mixed media
Facebook: RedesignedJewellery

25  Marcela Cubillos
Fish Out of Water
Digital media
Instagram @pincoyae

26 C. McLaren Designs
Polar Lights
Acrylic on canvas
Instagram @cmclarendesigns