Bewitched! The Magic Continues…

presented by PotashCorp.

Over the past 50 years, many memories have been made at the Mendel.  On November 1st, let’s make another magical memory!

This spectacular evening features gourmet dining, music and wonderful memories, with entertainment featuring Jon Ballantyne, Thomas Yu, Karrnnel.

Join together with community leaders and art lovers to raise a glass to the Mendel Art Gallery’s golden anniversary.

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon
6:00 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner

$300 – individual tickets
$2,400 – table for eight

Please note that only 300 tickets are available for this special event.

To purchase tickets, please contact Judy Koutecky at 306-975-7669 or

Proceeds from the gala will support the the Mendel International Lecture at Remai Modern.

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Mendel Chief Curator Resigns


Lisa Baldissera has resigned from her position as Chief Curator with the Mendel Art Gallery effective October 6, 2014.

“Lisa curated several shows at the Mendel during her time here, including Rewilding Modernity and Convoluted Beauty: In the Company of Emily Carr, and she is co-curator for our upcoming 50th anniversary exhibition,” said Gregory Burke, Mendel Art Gallery Executive Director & CEO. “On behalf of the staff, volunteers, members and local arts community, I’d like to thank her for her solid contributions to the Mendel, and her work transitioning to Remai Modern. We wish her well in her future pursuits.”

Baldissera was named to the post in June 2012.

“It has been my pleasure to serve as part of the team of the Mendel Art Gallery, one of the most respected arts institutions in the country, during this important time of its transition,” said Baldissera. “I would like to thank the extraordinary staff, including the gifted programs team, and the arts community and public for its warmth and spirit. Saskatoon is truly a special place and I look forward to hearing about the future success of Remai Modern. I will be planning to resume my PhD at the University of London.”

A search will soon be initiated for a new Director of Programs & Chief Curator for the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, set to open in 2016.

For further information, contact:

Gregory Burke
Executive Director & CEO
Mendel Art Gallery

Podcast Feature

Mendel Podcast v6 Episode 2

In this episode we hear from Sandra Fraser, co-curator of the major retrospective David Thauberger: Road Trips & Other Diversions. We speak with David Thauberger about the development of his practice that spans four decades and hear from Laura Kinzel about the perennial favourite, School Art. Joi Arcand also reflects on her work in the RBC Artists by Artists mentorship exhibition. Music has been provided by Little Criminals.

Download mp3 (file will launch in your default media player)
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Credits (songs in order of appearance)

Little Criminals
Nice Windbreaker, Grandma
Popeye & Olive Oil Dancing
Man Overboard

Exhibition Tour

Free exhibition tour every Sunday at 1 p.m.
Meet in the lobby. No registration required.

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Location & Hours

950 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Regular Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Free admission