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THE UPPER GALLERY
Art galleries are dynamic places for new kinds of knowledge. In an art gallery you think about the past and future in augmented ways. The Upper Gallery space offers exhibition space for professional, contemporary artists whose practices provide critical and conceptual engagement with political, social, environmental and aesthetic issues. Quest Art believes in art’s capacity to open conversations and to provoke positive change within our community.
The works on view in The Upper Gallery are intended to challenge the viewer and we support those artists who are risk takers, who are not afraid to engage with sometimes difficult subjects, and who want to expand the parameters of their professional practice and create public programming that starts conversations.
Quest Art’s development is deeply rooted in the belief that arts education plays a significant role in helping us to create a better society and community. Quest Art has prioritized their activities based on the belief that arts and culture make considerable and necessary contributions to the well-being of communities. Arts and culture are powerful tools with which to engage communities in various levels of change. They are a means to public dialogue, contribute to the development of a community’s creative learning, create healthy communities capable of action, provide a powerful tool for community mobilization and activism, and help build community capacity and leadership. The Upper Gallery provides a space to support and profile artists whose works encourage those things to happen.
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Past Exhibitions In The Upper Gallery 2019
15th Annual Juried Exhibition
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Submit your latest and greatest creations to Quest Art's 15th Annual Juried Exhibition. This open call for art is juried across all subject matter, mediums, processes and presentations to arrive at a diverse representation of artistic voices locally, provincially and from across the nation.
1st Prize - $2,000 - International Merit
2nd Prize - $1,000 - National Merit
3rd Prize - $500 - Innovation
Exhibition Dates: August 24th to October 26th
Ornithologies: Where Birds and Humans Collide
Artists: Amy Switzer, David Salazar, & Lisa Hirmer
This three-person show examines the behaviour and absence of birds as a reflection of humanity and our environments.
Artists: Gerald Vaandering and Julia White
Both artists' works speak to the importance of water and the dark state of our ecologies due to the industrialization, depletion and commodification of this natural resource and what it sustains.
Exhibition Dates: June 8th to August 17th
Opening: June 15th, 2-4 pm