Two Lonsdale Gallery Artists: George Boileau and Amanda McCavour will be featured as part of the ADAC’s booth at Art Chicago April 29 – May 2, 2011.
Please read more about the ADAC’s wonderful exhibition programming below:

Art Dealers Association of Canada at Art Chicago

Information: Johanna Robinson at 416-934-1583 or johanna@ad-ac.ca.

Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) is pleased to announce its official participation, as part of an exclusive not-for-profit contingent at Art Chicago taking place 29 April to 2 May 2011. The ADAC pavilion is located in The Merchandise Mart at Booth #159. In partnership with Canada Council for the Arts, Government of Ontario, Toronto Arts Foundation and Art Toronto, ADAC will present A Quiet Revolution: Canadian Art Now, a unique program designed to build awareness around Canadian galleries, artists and the art market. An iteration of this initiative was successfully presented at The Armory Show in New York, earlier this year.

The exhibition and public programs are curated by Toronto Arts Foundation Associate Director William Huffman; work has been selected from the results of an open call to the ADAC membership. Working with Art Chicago continues the ADAC mandate of providing promotional and professional development opportunities for its member galleries across Canada.

Participating galleries are: Feheley Fine Arts; Galerie Simon Blais; Galerie Trois Points; Gallery 78; Gallery Gevik; Gallery Moos; Loch Gallery; Lonsdale Gallery; Mayberry Fine Art; Miriam Shiell Fine Art; Newzones; Olga Korper Gallery; Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain; p|m gallery; Roberts Gallery and Sandra Ainsley Gallery.

Participating artists include: Shuvinai Ashoona; George Boileau; Roberta Bondar; Michel Campeau; Amanda Clyne; Scott Everingham; Éliane Excoffier; Irene Frolic; Adad Hannah; Gershon Iskowitz; Joshua Jensen-Nagle; Danielle Lanteigne; William Lazos; Rita Letendre; Stephen May; Amanda McCavour; RFM McInnis; Viktor Mitic; Paul P.; Annie Pootoogook; Amanda Reeves; Jean-Paul Riopelle; Denyse Thomasos; and Andrew Valko.

The following program of talks and walking tours will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition:

Three @ 3 – This daily talk series features cultural professionals who really know the visual art landscape beyond the 49th parallel. After a lively discussion and socializing, participating speakers will conduct a walking tour of Art Chicago.

Friday 29 April at 3pm
Patricia Feheley (Feheley Fine Arts) – Canada’s Inuit Art Scene

Saturday 30 April at 3pm
Powell MacDougall (p|m gallery) – Spotlight on Emerging Canadian Artists at the Fair

Sunday 1 May at 3pm
William Huffman (Toronto Arts Foundation) – Canada/Chicago: Visual Arts in Dialogue

Art Dealers Association of Canada is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1966 to provide a professional platform for the determination of ethical standards as they relate to commercial galleries. ADAC also actively lobbies government on issues affecting the visual arts. The association undertakes vital programming and professional development initiatives aimed at building national and international profile for Canadian commercial galleries specifically, and around the Canadian art market in general.

We wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Government of Ontario through its International Cultural Initiatives Fund and Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $17.1 million in visual arts throughout Canada.

Additional support is generously provided by Art Toronto, AXA Insurance, Canada-U.S. Business Council Chicago, Canadian Women’s Club of Chicago, Consulate General of Canada in Chicago, Donoahue Design, Diane Dussault & Associates, Klaus by Nienkamper, PACART and The Toronto Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International.

 
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