Press Releases

Rogers Chocolates Features Fraser Brinsmead

November 08, 2020 1 min read

Time to get your fix of sweet things!  Rogers Chocolates has featured our very own Fraser Brinsmead for their latest specialty tin!
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Steven Armstrong Exhibition Arrived in Victoria, BC!

October 29, 2020 1 min read

We love delivery days!  Steven Armstrong has delivered his lates collection to our gallery in Victoria, B.C. yesterday.  This fantastic new body of work is titled, "Points of Views: A Selection of Perspectives on Landscapes."  The official opening date is November 7, 2020, but don't wait!  Preview the show Today!
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Celebrating the Life of W.H. Webb (1940-2020)

October 08, 2020 2 min read

With great sorrow, we have learned of the passing of W.H. Webb in the early hours of Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Bill is survived by his daughter and five grandchildren. We want to express our condolences to Bill's family, friends, and collectors during this incredibly difficult time.
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John Ogilvy joins the West End Gallery in Victoria, B.C.

October 07, 2020 1 min read

We are fortunate to welcome the accomplished John Ogilvy to the West End Gallery in Victoria, British Columbia!   Four new oil paintings by John are now available to view at our sister gallery located on the corner of Broad and View Street in Victoria, B.C.
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Global News Highlighting the Struggle of Small Business in Canada

October 01, 2020 1 min read

Since the lockdown in March of 2020, we have been pivoting our business, trying our best to adapt to a rapidly changing world. We want to thank Kendra Slugoski and Fletcher Kent of Global News Edmonton, shining a light on our gallery and highlighting the issues our business has been trying to overcome for the past seven months.
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Peter Shostak Exhibition in Victoria, British Columbia!

September 30, 2020 1 min read

Artist Peter Shostak returns to the West End Gallery in Victoria for a major solo exhibition of twenty-five new oil paintings. Mr. Shostak takes the viewer back to simpler times in an environment unspoiled by television, smartphones and social media.

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Our Website Rated by WooRank!

September 29, 2020 1 min read

A few weeks ago, we entered our new website hosted on Shopify to be reviewed by a prominent SEO (Search Engine Optimization) company, WooRank.  We made the cut and Adam and Courtney reviewed our website on a live webinar!
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Guy Roy Delivers Colour! Colour! and More Colour!

September 25, 2020 1 min read

Our gallery in Edmonton has received a colourful new collection of oil paintings by Guy Roy!  Please take a moment and learn more about Guy and his journey in discovering fine art.
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New Arrivals by Gerda Marschall!

September 23, 2020 1 min read

Fall is upon us, but summer is not yet to be forgotten! Gerda Marschall has sent us two new paintings to remind us of those hot summer days exploding with the vibrant colour of gardens in full bloom. 
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Dr. Bonnie Henry!

September 15, 2020 1 min read

We were honoured to receive Dr. Bonnie Henry at the opening of "Canadian Ionic." Saturday, September 12, 2020!  Dr. Henry was one of Elaine Brewer-Whites muses for this exhibition, reflecting on the positive impact these Canadians have had on our country.
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Paul Jorgensen Delivery!

September 03, 2020 1 min read

We're excited to receive new work from Nanaimo artist Paul Jorgensen in Victoria!  Paul recently received a HUGE write up with Arabella Magazine!
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New Collection of Abstract Art by Vé Boisvert

August 21, 2020 1 min read

An abstract expressionist painter, she favours both her intuition and a colour superposition technique to create paintings filled with positive energy. The music she selects during her creative process is nostalgic and melancholic. Low-frequency music allows her to transform profound emotions into something beautiful and inspiring.
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West End Gallery Rated Best Private Gallery in Edmonton!

July 30, 2020 1 min read

Best in Edmonton has rated the West End Gallery in Edmonton one of the top local art galleries!
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We're Open! Return to Regular Hours on August 1, 2020

July 24, 2020 2 min read

The West End Gallery in Edmonton and Victoria return to regular business hours on August 1, 2020.  Please take a minute to read how you can visit our galleries and our strategy to reduce the speed of COVID-19.  We look forward to seeing you and thank you for wearing your mask!
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Looking back on Global News Edmonton Profile on West End Gallery!

July 24, 2020 1 min read

The West End Gallery isn't just a small business; it's a home, it's a family.  The 2016 profile by Laurel Gregory of Global News Edmonton reminds me of the great memories growing up around the gallery.
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Three new oil paintings by Robert Savignac in Edmonton!

July 23, 2020 1 min read

Robert Savignac's first exhibition at the West End Gallery in Edmonton opened in September of 1994. At this period in time, websites and online shopping were virtually non-existent, and admirers of Robert's paintings would line up outside our doors, sometimes hours before we opened, to obtain a painting!
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Welcoming Sacha Barrette to Victoria!

July 22, 2020 1 min read

West End Gallery Victoria is pleased to welcome Sacha Barrette! Sacha has been delighting collectors in our Edmonton location for over 3 years and we are very excited to bring his work to our Victoria clientele.
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Major Milestone: Celebrating Ten Years Representing Annabelle Marquis!

July 17, 2020 1 min read

West End Gallery is proud to celebrate Annabelle Marquis’ milestone 10th anniversary with the gallery. A truly unique talent, Annabelle’s paintings are sought for collections around the world because of their striking design and commanding vision.
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Newly Released Paintings from The Robert Genn Archive!

July 14, 2020 1 min read

Three new paintings have arrived from internationally acclaimed painter Robert Genn (1936-2014).This recent release from The Robert Genn Archives includes two never before seen plein air studies. Storm in the Kananaskis was painted circa 2010 and Late Light, O'Hara in 2013. Also included is Late Afternoon, Alert Bay, and oil painting from July 22, 1983.
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New Paintings by Peter Wyse

July 04, 2020 1 min read

A flock of new paintings have arrived by Peter Wyse. Uplifting and unapologetically happy these new paintings are just the tonic required for summer!
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New Paintings from Rod Charlesworth in Victoria

July 04, 2020 1 min read

Rod’s sensitivity for capturing the vast Canadian landscape is unparalleled. His work, whether bold landscapes or whimsical images of children at play, is collected worldwide and he is more committed than ever to painting images that have a strong Canadian cultural influence.
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New Collection of British Columbia Landscapes by Steven Armstrong

July 03, 2020 1 min read

Vancouver Island artist Steven Armstrong has just delivered a collection of 11 new paintings fresh from the studio! His first series of new paintings for 2020 includes a variety of sizes and landscapes from around Vancouver Island including: Hornby Island, Maple Bay, Strathcona Park, Port Renfrew and the West Coast.
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Alain Bédard - New Collection in Edmonton!

July 03, 2020 1 min read

Alain Bédard has completed a fantastic new collection for our art gallery in Edmonton!  With every purchase, we include a complimentary publication of his works titled, "Alain Bédard, Colours of Life."  There you will learn more about Alain and his variety of subjects!

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The History Behind the West End Gallery

June 24, 2020 1 min read

Take a trip down memory lane with us as we release an article published about the opening of the West End Gallery into the west end of Edmonton in 1975!
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Glen Semple Delivers!

June 23, 2020 1 min read

Calgary based artist, Glen Semple delivered three new masterpieces to Edmonton today!  We were pleasantly surprised when we heard a knock on the door, and Glen had three stunning paintings ready to bring into our art gallery in Edmonton!
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David Blackwood - We're releasing etchings from our archives!

June 19, 2020 1 min read

Three etchings by David Blackwood are now available for purchase through the West End Gallery.  This collection was recently released from our gallery archive and range in date from 1979 to 1990.  We have even found an article from the Edmonton Journal featuring the work of David Blackwood at the West End Gallery in 1979!
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Welcoming Steve R. Coffey to the West End Gallery!

June 18, 2020 1 min read

Steve R. Coffey and his daughter Grace delivered a new collection of oil paintings to the West End Gallery in Edmonton last week. We are happy to announce that Steve is now a member of our gallery in Edmonton and Victoria!
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New Oil Paintings by Rod Charlesworth in Victoria!

June 09, 2020 1 min read

Our art gallery in Victoria received new oil paintings by Rod Charlesworth!  Read this article to see what's new from Rod's studio.
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Greta Guzek: Between the Lines

June 02, 2020 2 min read

Greta Guzek is celebrating 20 years and her 11th solo exhibition, which runs June 6 - 18, 2020, at West End Gallery in Victoria! Greta’s joyous and whimsical West Coast paintings are familiar both in their stunning beauty and their intimate charm. Utilizing the intricate design and vivid colours, her artwork capture the idyllic qualities that are intrinsic to the serenity of coastal life and nature.
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Fraser Brinsmead recently completed a commission for a client in Taiwan!

May 21, 2020 1 min read

Fraser has in-depth experience working with clients as well as an incredible work ethic to deliver not only a beautiful painting but a custom art purchasing experience.
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New arrivals by WH Webb!

May 21, 2020 1 min read

“Viewers in front of my paintings most often remark that the first thing to strike them is the emotional impact of the painting … the second response is to the light in the painting, and, of course my paintings are all about emotion and light. If the viewer has felt the emotion I felt when I painted the piece, then we have clicked.”-Bill Webb
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Blu Smith: New Work in the Studio!

May 20, 2020 1 min read

Blu Smith's artwork has always been an experience to behold.  Broad, passionate brush strokes, intense reds and blues complimented by hues of soft greens and purple take you on an introspective journey into a landscape or abstract expression of Blu's creation.
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New Website!

April 29, 2020 2 min read

The new West End Gallery online experience starts on our home page, see the latest new arrivals and exciting news for both locations as soon as you enter the website.  Learn more about how to purchase art through our new website, FAQ's, and don't forget to subscribe to our mailing list!
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