Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
January 5, 2018

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Thirty-three Original Works Added to Provincial Art Bank

The Rooms today announced that the Provincial Art Bank Jury has selected 33 original works to be added to the Provincial Art Bank. The newly-acquired artwork includes 15 paintings, six sculptures, six textile works, three prints, two collages, and one photographic work.

With this year’s acquisitions, the Provincial Art Bank Collection has grown to 3,038 works by artists from across the province. These artworks can be found throughout the province in government offices and public buildings, including The Rooms.

Applications for acquisition are reviewed once per year by an independent, external jury selected by the Art Bank Advisory Committee. Artworks are recommended to the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation for purchase by the province. The Provincial Government began the Art Bank Collection in 1984 to promote the cultural heritage of the province and to provide economic benefit to artists.

A complete list of this year’s acquisitions is included in the backgrounder below.

Quotes
“With a wide variety of offerings, the 2017 selections for the Provincial Art Bank are sure to excite and impress visitors in all of our public spaces. This program is a wonderful way to showcase and promote many of the emerging and established visual artists in our province, and it builds upon our pledge to artists and the important role they play in society. In November, we legislated The Way Forward initiative of Status of the Artist, which reiterated our government’s commitment to artists in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

“The Rooms is delighted to continue its support of emerging and established local artists through the administration of the Provincial Art Bank Program. This program is of great benefit to artists, visitors and residents alike; it is wonderful to see the Provincial Art Bank Collection grow to more than 3,000 works.”
Dean Brinton
CEO, The Rooms Corporation

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Media contacts
Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725-9655
erichumber@gov.nl.ca

Jena Mitchell
Marketing Manager
709-757-8144
jenamitchell@therooms.ca

BACKGROUNDER
Provincial Art Bank Acquisitions - 2017

ArtistArtworkMediumYear
April WhiteMe, You, KallyWatercolour2016
Anita SinghIsolated ShowersCeramic sculptures2016
Greg BennettAndroid SummerOil on canvas2015
Malin EnströmMotorcycle (Groomed Pavement)Hooked rug2017
Janet DavisWaterhaulHooked rug2015
Brent CoffinThe Lily MaidOil on canvas2015
Sylvia BendzsaLobster Fishery, FogoEtching2016
Jonathan HowseTotemMixed media on canvas2017
Jillian MurphyJade's Potato GardenBronze2012
Susan FurneauxRich in the simple worship of the day – John KeatsTextile2017
Louise MarkusJoanstopiaMixed media on canvas2016
Toby RabinowitzTwilight IIAcrylic on canvas2017
Mike GoughFar From HomeMixed media on panel2017
Anthony BartonStone ManOil on canvas2017
Sheila HollanderThe V.A.D.s of WW1Acrylic on canvas2016
Darren WhalenStill Life (Diptych)Mixed media on canvas2014
Shawn O'HaganChakra (root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, crown)Textile2014 -17
Edmund SaundersInuit BluesSerpentine, copper, caribou antler marble and aluminum inlaid with epoxy2017
Denis AbrardBrook TroutWood carving2016
Jack BotsfordShoal Bay, Fogo IslandLinocut on panel2017
Jackie AlcockCenter of the UniverseHooked rug2016
Joy E. HechtQuidi Vidi Gut from the PlantationPaper collage2017
Rhonda PelleySwimmer 1Archival photographic print2017
David BaltzerNational Gallery of Art (Calder)Mixed media on panel2015
Daniel RumboltVoid BeginningsCeramic2015
Stefanie SmithBeyond the SurfaceCeramic2015
Jane ReaghTablelands #5Oil on canvas2017
Rosalind FordFrackedTextile2015
Michael PittmanScrewsMixed media on board2017
Kristina SøbstadThe Must be WildOil and pastel on canvas2017
Brian LaSagaBeachwood and FogAcrylic on panel2016
Margaret RyallCompositions in Time #16Found materials2016
Lori DoodyCapelin Drying IVEtching2016

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