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Regions of Distinction: Edmonton Members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

Image courtesy Bearclaw Gallery

The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) was founded in 1880 to honour artists in Ottawa at the National Gallery of Canada. Today, the RCA is comprised of members who have made significant arts and cultural contributions from across the nation.

Each year the RCA invites new Academicians to the RCA; Edmonton is the host of the 2014 annual assembly of members. Academicians to the RCA represent excellence across a broad range of artistic disciplines, from painters, sculptors and architects, to film, photography, design and the crafts.

The exhibition at Enterprise Square is to showcase the diverse range of Edmonton-area artists and architects who have been inducted into the RCA, and recognized for their significant cultural impact to Alberta and the nation at large.


Kristy Trinier

Kristy Trinier is the former Director of Visual, Digital and Media Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Previously, as the Curator at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Trinier curated Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, as well as exhibitions at the AGA and Enterprise Square Galleries. Her previous roles include Public Art Director at the Edmonton Arts Council, where she managed the City of Edmonton’s Public Art Collection, related exhibitions and public art programs and Grant Writer at Banff Centre. Trinier has written for Canadian Art, Momus and other arts publications. She holds a Bachelors degree in Visual Art and English from the University of Victoria, and a Masters degree in Public Art from the Dutch Art Institute (DAI, ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten) as a Huygens scholar in The Netherlands.

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  • Art Gallery of Alberta


Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: closed


'Pay what you May' admission for all essential service workers and our friends in the arts and culture sector.

AGA members
Youth 0-17
Alberta students 18+
Out-of-province students
General admission
Seniors 65+


2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1