Politically Drawn

Chris Chuckry, July 25 to August 6, 2024

First Friday, August 2, 11am to 9pm.

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm.

125 Adelaide Street, 2nd floor, Winnipeg

204-944-0809 or jordan@cre8ery.com

You may have seen his political cartoons online, now come and see Chris Chuckry’s ink and watercolour illustrations in person!

Meet the Artist times: First Friday, August 2, 11am to 9pm & August 3, 1-4pm.

Politically Drawn

In a world of information overload and shrinking attention spans, political cartoons survive—communicating events, and spurring debate around ideas. Political cartoons are comments on politics, politicians and current events. Drawn with a mixture of satire, humour and criticism, these cartoons are part of the political discourse in an open and democratic society. At a minimum, they hopefully provide a laugh. In other cases they shine light on important political and social matters, deserving of wider awareness and discussion. In an increasingly polarized society, reactions to political cartoons range from laughter, through indifference and into anger. These reactions highlight the power of ideas—especially of ideas presented as easily read political cartoons.  

 Bio

Christopher Chuckry is an artist, visual storyteller, educator, ally and accidental activist. Best known for his work in the comic book industry, he has been regularly creating self-directed political cartoons for the past four years, with ink and watercolour. His decades as a professional artist belie an early formal education and experience in the field of economics. 

Dancing Skies

Dancing Skies: The beauty of the sky and beyond, to the wonders of the universe we live in. 

Featuring: Sandy Proulx, Patti Fernie, James Thomson

July 11 to 23: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm. Evenings by appointment.

Meet the Artist times:

Sandy: Friday July 12, 1-3pm; Saturday July 13 and 20, 11-5pm

James: Thursday July 11, Saturday, July 13, Friday July 19, Saturday July, 20. 11-4pm

Patti: Friday July 12, Saturday July 13; Friday July 19, Saturday, July 20, 11-4pm.

125 Adelaide Street, 2nd floor / 204-944-0809/ jordan@cre8ery.com

Jim Thomson, Dancer in the Dark -Watercolour on paper Framed to 14” X 22”

Jim’s Artist Statement: Jim enjoys the contemplative and meditative nature of creating in watercolour compared to the creating a world for a video game. Images come from a delightful space of connection between artist, materials and imagery and includes thoughtful choices of materials, composition and colour as well as the, often accidental, results of working with wet-on-wet and spattered colour. There is a storytelling component in these images but in this show it is less whimsy and more of a dream.

James Thomson received his Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Architecture, 1983, U of Manitoba) in 1983 and his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Saskatchewan (1985). Jim had a solo show in Wasagaming (1989) and participated in group shows including two Manitoba Society of Artists shows. While working in the graphic arts as an illustrator and production artist and later as a supplier James became involved in computer graphics technology leading to a new career as a teacher of Interactive Digital Media at Kildonan-East High School. James taught students how to use technology as a form of storytelling, using art and code to produce animations, web sites, video games and VR experiences (2001-2021) After retirement, James returned to his traditional visual art with the exhibition “Infinite Horizons” in 2023 at cre8ery.

Sandra Proulx

Sandy’s Artist Statement: Sandy’s first learning to paint with oil paints came from watching Bob Ross. Sandy paints mostly on black canvas, playing with transparent colour, which works very well with painting and exploring the Northern Lights’ beautiful dancing lights for “Dancing Skies”. Painting the aurora and mountains are what Sandy calls her “heart-happy” pieces. She feels great joy from imagining their shapes and movement.

Sandra (Sandy) Proulx Artist’s Bio: Sandy is a self -taught, rural Manitoba based oil painter who began painting 25 years ago. In the last 4 years, her creative inspirations grew.  While landscapes were her initial love, the desire to learn how to paint other subjects led to painting aircraft, animals, and people.  Due to Sandy’s occupation, she paints planes as she was a pilot for 22 years, with 18 of those years being a flight instructor. In December of 2022, Sandy accepted a position with Air Traffic Control and is currently undergoing training for that license. Sandy completed a collection of paintings for the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada permanently displayed in their multi-purpose meeting room. She has exhibited her work at both Cre8ery gallery in Winnipeg and Prairie Fusion in Portage la Prairie.

Sandy’s Artist Statement: Sandy’s first learning to paint with oil paints came from watching Bob Ross. Sandy paints mostly on black canvas, playing with transparent colour, which works very well with painting and exploring the Northern Lights’ beautiful dancing lights for “Dancing Skies”. Painting the aurora and mountains are what Sandy calls her “heart-happy” pieces. She feels great joy from imagining their shapes and movement.

Patti Fernie

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Recently Patti Fernie found her niche and became known for her mixed media, textured canvasses, and alcohol ink paintings. She spent a lot of time experimenting with alcohol ink as it was a steep learning curve to become adept at ‘reading’ the movement of the ink instead of fighting it. She loves the beautiful, intricate details and the fact nothing can be recreated. She developed a distinctive style, inspired by her love of nature and the outdoors as abstract landscapes.

Patti Fernie Bio

Patti’s interest in art grew more serious after completing an Art Education Course at the University of Manitoba as part of her Bachelor of Education Degree (1999). Ann Stinner, her professor, suggested she consider a career in art education. As a result, Patti enrolled in some Fine Arts courses as part of her teaching degree, graduating in 2001 and starting her career as a middle school teacher and then a high school teacher.

As part of her Professional Development, Patti has attended countless Art Education conferences, workshops, and artist forums. She served on the Manitoba Association for Art Education executive for five years. She connected with many artists and learned more about the local art community.

Her work is featured in the reception area of the Reid and Miller chartered Professional Accountants office, in the St. James Assiniboia Teachers Association office, and she has been commissioned for several private works.

She has been featured in several news and magazine articles and has exhibited and sold works at the Cre8ery Gallery in both 2022 and 2023. She is a member of the Cre8ery Gallery, MAWA, Manitoba Association for Arts Education, and the National Association of Art Educators (U.S.).

Patti started selling under the name Lake Gal Artworks in 2015 to reflect her life-long love of the lake. It is also a nod to her Grandpa and her dad who established, then maintained, their family cottage in the Whiteshell for over 70 years. I am so fortunate to still enjoy summer days relaxing or creating there.

She is an active participant in art markets. Her art has travelled to China, Germany, Australia, the United States, and Britain. When she retires from teaching she will begin a full time art career.

Fine Craft Auxiliary Gallery

Don Gobin, Old Village Book Nook, 7″ x 9″, $179 (includes taxes)

July 13 to September 7, cre8ery will be closed August 21 to September 5 for a holiday break): Don Gobin (5 available), Brigitta Urben (4 available), Christine Strike (18 available). Don’s work will be arriving at the end of the day on July 13th and Brigitta will be arriving next week due to heat and travel.

Don Gobin, Library Book Nook, 7″ x 9″, $179 (includes taxes)

Last update July 12, 3pm

September 7 to October 19: Sonia Rothenmund (ceramic sculpture vessels), Melanie Hiebert (Ceramic Pottery), Harriet Neal (Purses & Bags).

October 19 to November 26: Noella Hanan (Ceramic/Pottery), Lois Hogg (Miniture Houses), & Ana MRC (ceramic pottery)

Cabinets, November 26 to January 18: Lainie Rosner (ceramics, pottery),

Don Gobin, Victorian House, 26″ x 16″, $750 (includes taxes)

Cabinets, January 18 to February 22: Bill Rademaker (wood carvings), Jacquie Trudeau (TBA).

Cabinets, February 22 to March 29: Bazil (cearmics/ Sculptures, Connie Wawruck Hemmitt (jewelry, painted ceramics).

Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-5pm, evenings by appointment, open later, 11am to 9pm for First Fridays of each Month (June 7).

Call 204-944-0809 or email jordan@cre8ery.com Please review our 2D auxiliary gallery page for samples of what we have for paintings, drawings, photography etc. Curbside pick-up available before or after hours. 

Don Gobin, Christmas Box, 18″ x 13″, $325 (includes taxes)

We have more pieces in the gallery than what is available for previewing online. Please visit! All artwork can be shipped. Please contact us for a quote!

Christine Strike, Brown Drippy Mug, 5.5″ x 4″, $24 (includes taxes)
Christine Strike, blue and yellow bowl, 6.5″ x 2.75″, $28 (includes taxes)
Christine Strike, Bowl, $28 (includes taxes)
Christine Strike, Wifi Mug, Porcelain, 5″ x 3.5″, $22 (includes taxes)
Christine Strike, Brown and Yellow Cup, Porcelain, 3.25″ x 3.25″, $15 (includes taxes)
Brigitta Urben, Raku Vessel, $80 (includes taxes)more vessels to come! Arriving after July 13th with more TBA.
Brigitta Urben, Raku Vessel, $80 (includes taxes)
Brigitta Urben, Raku Vessel, $80 (includes taxes)

Auxiliary Gallery

Last update July 12, 2024, 11:30pm

Aaron Soucie, Anubis, coloured, 20″ x 26 plus frame, $600 (includes taxes).

To July 27: Dawn Schmidt, Mar Desmet, Anneli Epp, Sandra Proulx, Patti Fernie, James Thomson, Andrew Hiebert, Tanis Gray, Bonnie Hallman, Ellie Topnik, & Jacobus Van Houdt.

To August 10: Jessica Masinda, David Newsod, Derek Blake, Nikitza Garcia, Aaron Soucie, Liz Mcrae, Susan Crawford Young, Dave Pruden, Ingrid Lincoln, & Bonnie Bodnarachuk

July 27 to September 21: Nick Goszer, Kaley Tallon, Christian Yackel, Maureen Babb, Carla Toews, Tyler Barrett, Bahar Davoodifar, Nicholas Burns, Gary Potter, Marissa De Rayos, (closed from August 21, 5pm to September 5, 11am)

Aaron Soucie Hyde, Within Me, coloured pencils on bristol board, 19″ x 24″, unframed $500 (includes taxes)

August 10 to September 28 (closed from August 21, 5pm to September 5, 11am): Helma Rogge, Bonnie Hamlin, Julia Penny, Jocelyn Rushworth, Linda Prociuk, Nnuu, Tanis McTavish, Ashely Segal, Samara Hayward, Lee Beaton

David Newson, Lighting 1, photograph, $350 (includes taxes)
Bonnie Bodnarchuk, Midnight Blue, 2024, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 24″ x 1.5″, $75 (includes taxes)
David Newson, Mary’s Goat, photograph, $350 (includes taxes)
Goodie William, Landscapes, 1 of 2 in a set, alcohol inks, 14″ x 14″, $200 for the set, DM for photo of both.
Goodie William, Ships, 5″ x 7″, 12″ x 10″, matted and framed, $60 (includes taxes)
Susan Crawford Young, Framed Hub, Enhanced, photography, 18″ x 24″, $240 (includes taxes)
Susan Crawford Young, New Holland Pick up Reel, 18″ x 24″, Photography, $240 (includes taxes)

Public Gallery Hours: Tues to Sat, 11-5, evenings by appointment; First Friday, 11-9pm (August 2). Open by appointment in the evenings.

Nikitza Garcia, Resilient, Acrylic on Canvas, 18″ x 24″, $230 (includes taxes).
Nikitza Garcia, Colourful Lights on My Path, Acrylic 32″ x 16″, $200 (includes taxes).
Ingrid Lincoln, Spring, 14″ x 14″, $250 (includes taxes).
Ingrid Lincoln, Spring, Fibre art, $250 (includes taxes).

Artists have 1-5 works available at the gallery, 1-2 samples of what is available are posted online.

Visit us or contact for more! Call 204-944-0809 / email jordan@cre8ery.com to purchase online for pick up or shipping. For 3D artwork, jewelry, ceramics, etc. please view our fine craft page.

Masks, strongly Recommended & provided due to only staff being immune compromised. For full screen viewing, click image, click the back browser button to return to the list.

September 21 to October 19: Ana Azevedo, Jackie Kozminchuk, Lauren Zanewich, Jackie Turnbull, Kate Manchur, Perry Little, Laurie Buller, Pamela Desmet Franklin, Sarah Gravanosky

September 28 to October 26: Ed Alexiuk, Marlene Roy, Susan Korstrom, Kim Salo, Avery Asher, Kai Hart, Shosh Shalev Minuk, Laura Gross, Lisa Joelle, and Valentine Chukwujamike Okoye.

October 19 to November 23, Chelsea Gerstenhofer, Nikki Braun, Joanne Day, Shelley Eros & Craig Eros, Gail Sawatzky, Roger & Patricia, Pat Penner, Nika Kamalova.

October 26 to Nov 30, Jonathan Bailey, Diana Horeczy, Kathleen Black, Scott Cook, Nicole Resevere, Chris S, Debra Glenn, VH, Serena Daniels, 2 More TBA

November 23 to January 18, Paul Salinkowski, Marissa Willms, David Colvin, Robert Allan Courtney, Leon P, Debbie Turcotte, 5 more TBA (closed from December 21, 4pm to January 9, 11am)

Dave Pruden, Dragons vs Penguins (Winter Folly), 3.5″ x 17″, $75 (includes taxes).
Dave Pruden, La Catrina 1, 12.75″ x 8.5″, Print, framed, $50 (includes taxes).
Derek Blake, Canary, 16″ x 20″, acrylic on canvas, $300 (includes taxes).

November 30 to January 25, 2025: Jo Berger, Debbie Turcotte, 8 more artists TBA, closed from December 21, 4pm to January 9, 11am: 8-10 artists TBA.

January 18 to February 22, 2025: 8-10 artists TBA

January 25 to March 1, 2025: 8-10 artists TBA

February 22 to March 29, 2025 (TBA): 8-10 artists TBA

March 1 to April 5, 2025 (TBA): 8-10 artists TBA

Derek Blake, Kebo, 18″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, $300 (includes taxes)
Jessica Masinda, The Shadow Self, 11″ x 14″, $25 (includes taxes).
Jessica Masinda, Sunset, 12″ x 12″, $35 (includes taxes).
Andrew Hiebert, Devotion, framed with liner, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″, $1919 (includes taxes).
Andrew Hiebert, Fascination, Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 30″, $745 (includes taxes)
Dawn Schmidt, Serenity Reflected, Acrylic on Canvas, 16″ x 20″, $350 (includes taxes)
Dawn Schmidt, Back in the Bay Days, Acrylic, 20″ x 10″, $250 (includes taxes)
Tanis Gray, Peace within the Flowers, Mixed Media, 24″ x 30″, $360 (includes taxes)
Tanis Gray, Aurora, Mixed Media, 24″ x 30″, $720 (includes taxes)
James Thomson, Raves Guide the Amigos, Watercolour on Paper, 12″ x 18″, framed 18″ x 24″, $350 (includes taxes)
James Thomson, Raven Bends Space, Watercolour on Paper, 12″ x 18″, framed 18″ x 24″, $350 (includes taxes)
Anneli Epp, Oseredok, 12″ x 18″, photograph, $95 (includes taxes)
Anneli Epp, Window Reflection, Heritage park Arborg, 16″ x 20″, $195 (includes taxes)
Mar Desmet, Gold Coast Australia, Ink an Acrylic, 19″ x 25″, $350 (includes taxes)
Mar Desmet, Carins Great Barrier Reef, Ink and Acrylic, 19″ x 25″, $350 (includes taxes)
Ellie Topnik, Mixed Emotions, 18″ x 30″ x 1.5″, oil on canvas, $300 (includes taxes)
Ellie Topnik, Mixed Emotions 2, 18″ x 30″ x 1.5″, oil on canvas, $300 (includes taxes)
Patti Fernie, Hidden Melt, 12″ x 16″, Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper, framed 16″ x 20″, $220 (includes taxes)
Patti Fernie, Sentimental Sedimentary, 12″ x 16″, Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper, framed 16″ x 20″, $185 (includes taxes)
Sandra Proulx, Spitfire Sunset, oil, 20″ x 24″, $275 (includes taxes)
Sandra Proulx, Mystic, oil, 12″ x 24″, $230 (includes taxes)
Bonnie Hallman, September Sky, 12″ x 16″, acrylic on linen board, $200 (includes taxes)
Bonnie Hallman, Pansies, 2023, 10″ x 10″, acrylic on canvas, $200 (includes taxes)
Jacobus Van Houdt, Marigolds of Varanasi, 8.5″ x 11″, $150 (includes taxes)
Jacobus Van Houdt, Dubrovnik, mixed media, 8.5″ x 11″, $150 (includes taxes)