A Celebration of Women's Art: Featuring Amik(waa) by Caroline Monnet presented by Video Pool

Gurevich Fine Art is proud to celebrate Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA) 30th anniversary with A Celebration of Women's Art: Featuring Amik(waa) by Caroline Monnet presented by Video Pool an exhibition that supports and celebrates the rich diversity of women artists.

Opening September 5th at 7:00PM, A Celebration of Women's Art features four gallery spaces of artwork featuring the women artists of Gurevich Fine Art. The exhibit will also feature visual artist Caroline Monnet’s installation Amik(waa), presented by Winnipeg's Video Pool Media Arts Centre. Caroline Monnet will also host a presentation at Gurevich Fine Art on September 6th at 1:00 PMThe exhibit will be on display until September 27th.

“Many of our artists have deep connections with MAWA. We are grateful for the place they have created for female artists in Winnipeg and are happy to celebrate this milestone with them,” says Gurevich Fine Art coordinator Alexandra Rohne.

Featuring 20 different artists, A Celebration of Women's Art showcases the depth and diversity of established and emerging women artists. “The work shows the positive effect MAWA has had in our community,” states Gurevich Fine Art owner Howard Gurevich. 

Gurevich Fine Art Presents:

  • Aganetha Dyck:  2014 Making a Mark Award winner, Dyck transforms everyday objects with the help of honeybees. Her research asks questions about the ramifications should honeybees disappear from earth. 

Aliana Au's  Blue Moon II

Aliana Au's Blue Moon II

  • Aliana Au: The recipient of several Manitoba Art Council grants Au’s landscapes investigate time and her search for natural places left untouched by man. 

  • Bette Woodland: With work in the collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, Canadiana Fund National Capital Campaign and Numerous National and International Private Collections, painter Bette Woodland’s landscape work is prized for its ability to capture life’s moments.

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie: Buffy Sainte-Marie’s talent for visual art is an extension of her accomplishments as musician, teacher and activist. She has been creating digital art since 1984. She is an artistic authority on the changes and trends in technology that have become integral to our daily life.

  • Carole Freeman: Currently being exhibited alongside Picasso, Hockney and Matisse, Freeman has participated in exhibits in Toronto, London, Winnipeg, New York and Los Angeles. Her work has been highlighted by The Globe and Mail, The National Post and Now Magazine among many blogs and art news sites.

  • Deborah Danelley: A gold medalist from the University of Manitoba’s School of Art, Danelley uses book collages to create architectural decay and formulate her ideas on beauty in imperfection.

  • Diana Thorneycroft: A highly respected artist Thorneycroft has been the subject of national radio documentaries, a book and has received numerous awards for her offbeat photography collections. Canadian Art Magazine selected Thorneycroft's series  "Group of Seven Awkward Moments" as one of The Top 10 Exhibitions of 2008.

  • Elaine Banerjee: Elaine studied ceramic sculpture, woodcarving and life drawing at Symposium School of Art from 1977 to 1981. Working primarily in clay, Banerjee now volunteers at Artbeat studio.

  • Elise Dawson: After graduating from the School of Art at the University of Manitoba in 2012, Dawson became the founding curator of Chesterfield Magazine in Winnipeg. An impassioned community member, she is currently chair of the MAWA board.

  • Eva Stubbs: A Winnipeg artist of high regard, Eva Stubbs’ drawings and sculptural works are prized for their ability to penetrate the depth of the human condition. In addition to her sculptural practice, Stubbs has taught art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Lakehead University and was a founding member of SITE, a gallery cooperative. She was also a mentor in the advisory program for MAWA.

  • Jillian McGillivray: is a painter from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. Recently graduating with a BFA Honours in Painting from the University of Manitoba, she has shown in various galleries within Manitoba.

  • Kae Sasaki: Kae graduated from the University of Manitoba with her BFA Honours in 2012. Her work has been exhibited at the Winnipeg Art Gallery among others and she has won several awards including the Alice Hamilton Painting Prize in 2012. She uses an innovative 'patination' method to apply gold and silver leaf to her work.

  • Katharine Bruce: Katharine is a contemporary painter who specializes in paintings, drawings, mixed media and photography. Her artwork embodies the spirit and soul of traditional art and design while exploring a wide range of cross media techniques. Her landscape works and architectural paintings explore a wide range of locations from Manitoba and the Prairies to New York, USA and around the world.

  • Marie Doris Valois: Marie-Doris has been painting and showing her work since 1992. She studied colour and painting with artist Francine Labelle in Montreal. She has exhibited her creations at salons in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto.

  • Marielouise Kreyes: Born in Lobberich, West Germany, she came to Canada in 1951. She studied at the University of Manitoba, School of Fine Arts, 1959-63, under Professors Swinton, Bjeljac, Eyre, Bruce, Williams and she was awarded her diploma in art in 1963. She held solo shows at the Albert White Galleries, Toronto (1965) and the Yellow Door Gallery, Winnipeg (1965). Kreyes exhibited in the Second Annual McLaren Acquisition Show (Winnipeg, 1966) and the Travelling Show of the Manitoba Society of Artists (1967). She won the Gold Medal and Grand Prix Du Salon International de Vichy (France) in. This will be the first exhibition of her work since her passing in 1983. 

Megan Krause's  Shepherding the Ice

Megan Krause's Shepherding the Ice

  • Megan Krause: Megan completed her BA in International Development Studies at Canadian Mennonite University and more recently her BFA Honours in Painting at University of Manitoba. In September 2012 she was selected to be a participant in the yearlong Foundation Mentorship Program offered by MAWA. Krause has been awarded three grants in 2014 including The Nellie McClung Arts Legacy Award.

  • Miriam Rudolph: Miriam is a graduate of the BFA program at the University of Manitoba. She is pursuing her MFA at the University of Alberta this fall. In 2014 two of Rudolph’s cartographic works being acquired by Canada House in London, UK, and two of her autobiographical works winning “Best in Show” at the Biennial International Footprint Competition.
  • Reva Stone: Reva is a Canadian artist well known for her work with digital technologies. She has worked with video, net.art, interactive installations, robotics, responsive 3D environments, and currently is working with voice and face recognition technologies. Stone has exhibited her work internationally and is also active as a curator, a writer, an educator and a mentor to artists through MAWA.
  • Shannon Yashcheshen: Heavily influenced by new media and digital technology, Shannon’s figurative pieces pay close attention to celebrity and popular culture, and art historical and contemporary definitions of portraiture. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Shannon was awarded the Nora Jane Rowe Bursary in Fine Arts Graduate Studies in 2013.
  • Shelley Vanderbyl: Soft, intimate and atmospheric the representational images created by Vanderbyl nurture and care for her audience. Her work has captured the imagination of audiences and collectors across the world. She has made appearances on CTV Morning Live, Breakfast Television, UMFM Radio, Shaw Television, and has been profiled in major newspapers across Canada. 

  • Sue Gordon: Winnipeg artist Sue Gordon's ethereal encaustic work bares the weight of her nostalgia for the prairie horizon. She now seeks to tell stories of longing associated with the increasingly disconnected world of social media set against her dramatic landscapes.

About Gurevich Fine Art
Gurevich Fine Art is an art gallery that presents a broad view in regards to presenting the best in The gallery is a focal point for artists and patrons at various levels to exchange visions. More information on Gurevich Fine Art is at  www.gurevichfineart.com.

Video Pool Media Arts Centre PresentsAmik(waa)

Caroline Monnet's  Amik(waa)

Caroline Monnet's Amik(waa)

Caroline Monnet is a multidisciplinary artist of Algonquin and French descent who works primarily with film and video, photography, screen-printing and installation. Her works have been presented in several festivals and galleries in Canada, Europe and the United States, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art and Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.

Amik(waa) investigates the connections between the inherent knowledge of Monnet’s Algonquin ancestry—the Beaver Clan—and the natural world. The exhibit is a representation of women’s art within contemporary culture from diverse ideological, cultural and theoretical perspectives. 

About Video Pool Media Arts Centre
Video Pool Media Arts Centre is a nonprofit, artist-run centre dedicated to the creation, exhibition and promotion of independent media art.  Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Video Pool fosters an innovative community of artists working in sound, video, computing, and emerging technology art, while offering public exhibitions, artist talks and conferences to encourage awareness of and dialogue concerning new media art forms. More information on Video Pool is at: www.videopool.org.


Thank you for joining us for the Online Unveiling of A Celebration of Women's Art. Below is a selection of the works presented in the exhibit as well as images from opening night. To request a catalogue of the works, prices or additional information, please contact us at sales@gurevichfineart.com or 204-488-0662.