Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
February 6, 2019

The following is being distributed at the request of The Rooms Corporation:

Provincial Art Bank Adds 31 New Selections

The Rooms is pleased to announce the Provincial Art Bank Jury has selected 31 new works as part of the Provincial Art Bank collection. The selection represents artists from all over the province including Bonavista, Corner Brook, Port Union, Stephenville, St. John’s and Sheshatshui. Art will be displayed in public buildings throughout the province.

This year saw a 20 per cent increase in submissions to the program over the previous year. More than 100 artists submitted 283 artworks in various media for consideration, including four original works by Indigenous Artists, including Nelson White, the first Indigenous Artist in Residence at The Rooms. The selection also includes works by emerging artists Emily Pittman and Hazel Eckert; as well as works by artists Ned Pratt, Marlene Creates and James Miller.

Applications for acquisition are reviewed once a 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
“Congratulations to all artists who had their work selected this year and to all artists who submitted for consideration. The Provincial Art Bank collection is one of a number of ways our government is supporting and promoting the important role our visual artists play in the province. By displaying art in our public buildings we are enriching our public spaces and shining a spotlight on our local artists and their accomplishments.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

“We are so pleased to see an increasing interest in the number of works submitted to the Provincial Art Bank. It’s wonderful to see such a variety of media created by artists from all over the province. It’s truly a representation of what our province has to offer as a celebration of our culture and way of life.”
Anne Chafe,
Executive Director Museums and Galleries, The Rooms

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

Jena Mitchell
The Rooms
709-757-8144
jenamitchell@therooms.ca 

Artist

Artwork

Medium

Year

Nelson White

Gordon At the Table

Acrylic on canvas

2017

Mary Ann Penanshue

Kapempant (Airplane)

Acrylic on canvas

2018

Marcus Gosse

Shining Bright (Paqasit)

Acrylic on canvas

2015

Jonathan Howse

Icon

Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas

2017

Michael Flaherty

Rangifer Sapiens: 1921-1922

White earthenware with terra sigillata, cobalt sulfate, cobalt underglaze and clear glaze

2014

Jason Wells

Patrick and Pleasant

Relief, steamroller printed

2016

Kathleen Knowling

Every Visitor Wants to See a Whale

Acrylic, watercolour and collage on paper

2017

Ned Pratt

Tourism ed. 3/7

Chromogenic print

2018

Bill Rose

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth But Not the Mineral Rights...

Oil on canvas

2007

Marlene Creates

February 5, 2018 Series;
What Came to Light at Blast Hole Pond River, NL etc.

Archival digital pigment print

2017

Kym Greeley

That's All I Ask

Acrylic on canvas

2018

Veselina Tomova

North American Shore Birds

Monotype

2014

Rhonda Pelley

6 of Swords

Photo collage

2018

Jennifer Morgan

St. John's 1912/2017

Etching with chine colle coloured mulberry, and collage of postcards on mulberry paper

2017

Hazel Eckert

Studio Wall, Cast Shadows - October 7, 2017 at 4:49 PM ed. 1/3

Archival inkjet print on Epson Display Transparency

2017

Jeremy Brake

Man in Rocky Harbour

Digital photography

2017

Barry Buckle

These Ties Won't Bind

Contemporary quilt: 180 100% sild designer neckties, linen with adorned bottons, polyfil and bleached cotton backing

2018

Susan Furneaux

#momsboy #hillbillychic #

Natural dye, hand embroidery, rooster skin, sheep teeth, photo transfer, metal thread

2018

Jean Wills

Capelin

Oil on canvas

2018

Gerald Vaandering

Erratic Rocks on the Barrens

Oil on canvas

2016

Toby Rabinowitz

Big Sky

Acrylic on canvas

2014

Tia Connolly

Tiffany

Watercolour

2018

James Miller

Midnight in the Gardens of Stone

Oil on aluminum panel

2018

Malin Enstrom

Is I

Photograph

2018

Shelby Millwater

This is Still a Work in Progress - diptych

Oils and Gesso on canvas

2016

Greg Bennett

Brown Hare

Oil on birch panel

2015

April White

On the Bus on June 27th, 2015

Watercolour

2015

Anita Singh

Habitats I

Collograph and monotype

2018

Emily Pittman

Steep Lines, Steady Levels, #2

Oil and house paint on canvas

2017

Mike Gough

Time & Geography #7

Acrylic, pastel & graphite on cradled panel

2017

Carol Bajen - Gahm

Encounters, Duntara & Keels #4

Mixed Media: pigment stick, encaustic, Sumi ink

2017

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