Herb McFaull

Herb McFaull accepts fundraising campaign chair

Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce Herb McFaull as Chair of the Remai Modern fundraising cabinet.

McFaull is a Certified Financial Planner and President of McFaull Consulting / Manulife Securities. His community work includes having served as Chair of Royal University Hospital Foundation, co-founder of Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan, and past board member for several organizations, including the Avenue Community Centre.

A longtime resident of Saskatoon, McFaull is excited to see Remai Modern taking shape at River Landing. We thank him for his generous contributions to the new gallery.

“Remai Modern will have an immediate positive impact on all Saskatoon residents and those that visit our growing city, and it will also have an impact on our future, touching the lives, teaching the minds and influencing the perspectives of our city’s youth,” McFaull said.


18th Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser

Order a poinsettia for the holidays! Free delivery.
Choose from gorgeous red poinsettias in 6” or 10” pots.
Proceeds go towards purchasing artwork for the Gallery.

Deadline for orders: Thursday, November 27.
Deliveries made: Wednesday, December 3.

Ways to order:
Pick up an order form in the Gallery Lobby
Call 306-975-7669

All poinsettias are grown locally by Hill Country Farms near Aberdeen.
Courier Delivery compliments of CAN-DO Delivery Services Ltd.

the order form here.


2013 Acquisitions

The Mendel Art Gallery acquired 153 new works of art in 2013, bringing the number of objects in the Permanent Collection to 7,699, with a total value of approximately $33 million. Thirteen of the artworks were purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance program, and 140 of the works were gifts.

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Gift from the estate of Chester Pelkey, Saskatoon SK:
Paul Sisetski, Island of the Damned, Deliverance of the Damned, 1993, ink, pastel, acrylic on paper

Gift of BMO Financial Group, Toronto ON:
Kim Adams, Love Birds, 1998–2000, kitbashed Ford Econolines, grain silo caps, perforated water barrels

Gift of Elizabeth & Robert Bowes, Burnaby BC:
George Campbell Tinning, 28 artworks, 1939–1964, watercolour on paper/board

Gift of Paul Ziff, Calgary AB:
Anthony Scherman, Oscar Peterson & Vladimar Horowitz’s Dog, n.d., oil, encaustic on canvas
Hans Herold, Borden, Saskatchewan, 1978, acrylic on canvas

Gift of Drs. Ron and Alice Charach, Toronto ON:
Janice Gurney, Portrait of A.S. (with disk errors), 2002, colour photographs, Plexiglas
Janice Gurney, Past Self-Portrait, 2000, colour photographs, Plexiglas
Janice Gurney, Portrait of R&J, 2002, colour photographs, Plexiglas
Janice Gurney, Grasslands, 1995, cibachromes, computer-generated photos
Andy Patton, An Inn Near Tokyo, n.d., acrylic on paper

Gift of Claire Mowat, Port Hope ON:
Ernest Lindner, Gale, 1937, oil on canvas board

Gift of Judith Lermer Crawley, Montréal QC:
Judith Lermer Crawley, You Can’t Hug Kids with Nuclear Arms, 1984, (#s 2, 3, 4, 6) 4 b&w photos

Gift of Bruce Morrison, Coombs BC:
Mashel Teitelbaum, untitled (portrait of Stanley E. Brunst), 1945, watercolour on paper

Gift of Eleanor Mackenzie Green from the estate of C.J. Mackenzie, Ottawa ON:
Augustus Kenderdine, Cleaning Up Haystacks, n.d., oil on canvas

Gift of Alison Norlen, Saskatoon SK:
Alison Norlen, Varanasi, 2012, welded stainless steel wire
Alison Norlen, Zeppelin II, 2013, welded stainless steel wire

Gift of Stephen Hutchings, Ottawa ON:
Stephen Hutchings, Branch (Messiaen #6), 2010, oil and charcoal on canvas

Gift of Rodney LaTourelle, Winnipeg MB:
Rodney LaTourelle, Leaves, 2013, sculptural installation, mixed media

Gift of Robert Youds, Victoria BC:
Robert Youds, Wood is Resilient in Earthquakes, 2012, yellow cedar, glass panels, lamps

Gift of Robert Dilts and Eleanor Miller Dilts, Victoria BC:
Wynona Mulcaster, Forty Below, 1977, acrylic on paper

Gift of Indra McEwen, Montréal QC:
Jean McEwen, la folie conduisant l’amour (Love Led by Folly), 1966, acrylic on canvas

Gift of Guy Vanderhaeghe, Saskatoon SK:
Margaret Vanderhaeghe, J.B., 2004, oil on canvas
Margaret Vanderhaeghe, G.N., 2005, oil on canvas

Gift of Maureen McPherson, Saskatoon SK:
Sandra Semchuk, Charlie Beiswanger, outside Meadow Lake, Sask, 1973, b&w photo

Gift of Mrs. Elsie Gunn, Kyle SK:
Robert Hurley, untitled, 1950, watercolour on paper
Leslie Saunders, untitled, 1947, watercolour on paper
Ernest Lindner, Moonlight Madonna, 1949, linocut on paper
Ernest Lindner, untitled, 1948, watercolour on paper
Antonia Eastman, The Deserted Market Place, 1948, linocut on paper

Gift of Cheryll Woodbury, Saskatoon SK:
James Rosenquist, Mirage, 1975, multicolour lithograph with painted window shades

Gift of Kim Adams, Toronto ON:
Kim Adams, Mini-Ride, 1983, sculpture, metal car parts, track
Kim Adams, 3 lithographs, 1998
Kim Adams, 3 grease etchings, 1998
Kim Adams, 3 models, 2001 – 2003, plastic model parts

Gift of John Hartman, Tiny ON:
John Hartman, Manitou, 1993, oil on linen
John Hartman, Jehovah’s Witnesses’ In The Garden, 1994, oil on linen
John Hartman, Mont Royal, 2010, oil on linen
John Hartman, Shanghai, Pudong, From Above The Bund, 2010, oil on linen
John Hartman, 20 prints, 1987–2010

Gift of Joyce & Karl Lenz, Saskatoon SK:
Robert Hurley, untitled, 1967, watercolour on paper
Robert Hurley, untitled, 1968, watercolour on paper

Gift of Dama Brener-Hanks, Victoria BC:
Roland Brener, Ghost of Table Top Sculpture, 1997, wood
Roland Brener, Five Disks, 2004, rotating illuminated Plexiglas disks

Gift of Bill Burns, Toronto ON:
Bill Burns:

6 paintings (watercolour on paper), 5 diazo prints, 4 photos, 5 booklets, 1 giclée print, 1 ceramic plate, 4 hankies, 1 skateboard, 1 Safety Gear for Small Animals greenbook, 2 invitation cards, 5 trading cards, 1 brochure, 5 press clippings, 1 set of 3 crests


Purchased from the artist with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance program:
Alison Norlen, Fireworks-Thrower, 2012, welded stainless steel wire
Alison Norlen, Brighton Pier Macquette, 2012, welded stainless steel wire
Bill Burns, Safety Vest, 1994/2005, from the Safety Gear for Small Animals series
Bill Burns, Rubberized Work Gloves, 2002, from the Safety Gear for Small Animals series
Bill Burns, Floatation Device, 2004/2005, from the Safety Gear for Small Animals series
Bill Burns, Hard Hat, 1995/2000, from the Safety Gear for Small Animals series
Bill Burns, Dust Mask, 1994, from the Safety Gear for Small Animals series
Bill Burns, Leather Work Gloves, 1994/2005, from the Safety Gear for Small Animals series
Joanne Lyons, Submerged Memory #25, 2012, graphite on Mylar
Joanne Lyons, Submerged Memory #31, 2012, graphite on Mylar
Joanne Lyons, Submerged Memory #35, 2012, graphite on Mylar
Honor Kever, The Good Dishes, 2012, oil on wood
Robert Youds, Urban Tribe, 2011, pine wood slabs, LED lights


Thank you!

Thank you to the corporate sponsors, particularly the evening’s presenting partner PotashCorp, individual donors and the many individuals businesses and organizations that stepped up to attend and support the Mendel Art Gallery’s 50th anniversary fundraising gala held on November 1.

Your generous contributions and spirit has established the Mendel International Lecture at Remai Modern – an ongoing lecture series that will honour the legacy of the Mendel Art Gallery and family.

Presenting Partner:

Corporate Partners:
• McFaull Consulting
• Saskatchewan Arts Board
• Flaman Security

Individual Donors:
• Darrell Bell
• Cheryl Carver
• Kenneth Fox
• Sheryl Fox
• Ronald Klombies
• Dr. Gregory & Jocelyne Kost
• Ineke Knight
• R. Lynne McLellan
• Robert & Peggy McKercher
• Scott & Grit McCreath
• Jacqui Shumiatcher
• Ken Smith
• Jeanne Walters

In-kind Donors / Supporters / Volunteers:
• Adventure Destinations
• Art Placement
• Ayden Kitchen and Bar
• Blossoms
• Bonnie Nicholson
• Bruce Garman
• Christian Jensen Communications
• Dave Stobbe
• Gallery Group Volunteers
• Globe Printers
• Harden & Huyse
• Hilton Garden Inn
• Killy Minisofer
• Pro Print
• Production Lighting
• Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
• Tara Thom
• Truffles Bistro
• Yamaha Piano Centre

Media Partners:
• The StarPhoenix
• Saskatoon Media Group

• Jon Ballantyne
• Karrnnel, Jeremy Rusu & Daniel Koulack
• Thomas Yu
• Hot Club Saskatoon
• Tatrina Tai

Gala Committee:
• Darrell Bell
• Ineke Knight
• Bruce Garman
• Christian Jensen
• Jocelyne Kost
• Judy Koutecky
• Kenneth Fox
• Linda Shaw
• Michelle Wilderman

Thelma Pepper

Thelma Pepper receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Saskatoon photographer Thelma Pepper is the recipient of the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. The Saskatchewan Arts Board made the announcement in Saskatoon September 30. The recipients in all other categories will be announced at the awards ceremony October 28 in Saskatoon.

Pepper is represented in Modern Visions: the Mendel Art Gallery 50th Anniversary Exhibition, on view until January 4, 2015. The Mendel is lending work from its permanent collection to the Saskatchewan Arts Board for the awards ceremony.

Pepper was born in Kingston, Nova Scotia, in 1920. A longtime resident of Saskatoon, she had her first solo photography exhibition in 1980. Her 1990 exhibition, Decades of Voices: Saskatchewan Pioneer Women, combined photographs, a script and recorded interviews with several pioneer women, all over age 85. The exhibition, organized by The Photographers Gallery, was shown at several Canadian venues and in Scotland.

Saskatchewan pioneers also provided the focus for Pepper’s two subsequent exhibitions, Spaces of Belonging: A Journey Along Highway 41, and Abundant Life: The Journey Home.

Pepper’s book, Human Touch: Portraits of Strength, Courage, and Dignity — produced when she was 90 — was shortlisted for book of the year at the 2011 Saskatchewan Book Awards.

Congratulations, Thelma Pepper!


Public Lecture with Bruce W. Ferguson

Bruce W. Ferguson will present a public lecture, Not in the Age of Pharaohs, at the Mendel October 30 at 7 p.m. The event is the latest in the Museums 3.0 program series.

In his illustrated talk, Ferguson presents a case for how art can be symptomatic of larger cultural and political issues. He does this by examining the period prior to the Egyptian revolution or Arab Spring, through the works of four artists in Cairo. His lecture will show how art can be read as a series of indices of the conditions that produced change in that tumultuous period. His expertise in this topic relates to his recent tenure as Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Ferguson is now Vice Chairman of LB Media, a print and online publishing company in New York. He has served as Dean of the School of Arts at Columbia University, and as President and Executive Director of the New York Academy of Art. He has curated exhibitions for the Mendel Art Gallery, the Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, among many others. He also organized exhibitions within the international biennales of Sao Paulo, Sydney, Venice, and Istanbul. As founding director and curator of Site Santa Fe in New Mexico, he articulated a vision for an international art biennial that now has a successful 20-year history and is central to the city’s identity.

Ferguson received his B.A. in Art History from the University of Saskatchewan, and his M.A. in Communications from McGill University in Montreal. He has an honorary doctorate from the Kansas City Art Institute.

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950 Spadina Crescent East
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