Doris Zaharichuk, The Card Party, 1984. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
Since 1972 the AFA, a provincial corporation of the Government of Alberta, has been acquiring art by notable Albertan artists on behalf of the Albertan public. This initiative was born out of the desire to support and encourage Albertan artists by investing in their work, while simultaneously preserving an important aspect of our shared cultural history. Today, the collection includes over 9,000 artworks in mediums ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, ceramics, fiber arts, prints, photography and media art. The collection continues to grow with art acquisitions by application taking place each year.
Curated by Genevieve Farrell, Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre (TREX Region 4).