Flying the Coop, Brandi Shabaga

Flying the Coop, Brandi Shabaga,

October 20 to November 1, 2022,

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm.

Masks Mandatory

204-944-0809 /

Any extended hours and meet the artist times will be listed here, please check back later this summer.

Created during periods of lockdown, uncertainty, and stress, this body of work aims to bring colour, joy, and light to an otherwise dark period. Flying The Coop is an exhibit of avian-themed works filled with elements of graphic design and bold colour palettes, for nature lovers alike. With multiple collections and mini-series part of the exhibit, a range of mediums are showcased including acrylic, collage, graphic art, and watercolours.

Inspired by the World’s resolve to find moments of calm and stillness amongst the chaos of the early days of the pandemic, Flying the Coop is a collection that reflects the relationship so many rekindled with nature during this time. From active birdwatching to backyard retreats filled with songbird melodies, many of us can say that we were intimately aware and engaged with the lives of birds while we all “stayed home”. Whether they brought us entertainment, helped us find a peaceful moment, or made us a little envious with their ability to spread their wings and freely roam the skies while we were cooped up, birds (for many) played a role in reconnecting with nature; catalyzing a chain reaction to slow down, re-prioritize, and look inward.

Brandi Shabaga is a contemporary mixed media artist and earth scientist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her research has taken her across the globe – from the Canadian Arctic to the Gobi Desert – fueling her passion for adventure and supplying endless inspiration for her artwork. While working primarily in acrylic paint, plaster, and gel mediums, she also enjoys experimenting with her art and loves incorporating elements of monoprinting, collage, and photography.

With a love for nature sparked at a young age, Shabaga was inspired to pursue a career dedicated to studying, understanding, and doing her part to protect the amazing planet we all call home. Impacted by the onset of the pandemic in 2020, she decided to leave academia and shift her career focus to allow for a re-envisioned future surrounded by, and working with, other artists. Shabaga now splits her time between working in the studio and working in scholarly publishing – where she channels her creativity into marketing and science communication.

While her art practice is ever changing and evolving, Shabaga’s connection with nature is a constant in her work. Other inspirations include music, 60s counterculture perspectives, and the human condition as viewed through an anthropological lens.

Current Connections, Jordan + Sari

Collaboration, Jordan Miller & Sari Habiluk, Acrylic, 30″ x 30″.

Current Connections, Jordan Miller & Sari Habiluk

September 22 to October 4, 2022, Public Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm.

Meet the Artists: Jordan will be in attendance everyday & additional hours by appointment; Sari: September 29, 30 & October 1, 11am to 5pm.

125 Adelaide Street, 2nd floor

landline: 204-944-0809 / email:

Jordan’s blog story about mentoring Sari Habiluk & the connection Jordan has to her work here.

Exhibition Statement: Individuals experience different emotional reactions resulting in different forms of expression. Abstract intuitive artists, Sari Habiluk and Jordan Miller, translate their emotions into art after experiencing life events, finding strength to regain emotional balance. As empathetic and understanding friends, our connections are drawn together through art.

Art has a healing power, it can capture and celebrate experiences through manipulation of colour, mediums and tool use. Aggressive marks or soft blends, show different emotional connections of thought processes in a moment of time. Creating intuitively while “painting it out” results in discoveries or answers to emotions felt, resolving our mindset.

Jordan Miller, Alcohol ink and Acrylic Ink on Yupo, Mounted on Birch Panel, 18″ x 24″.

Colour plays a important role in art conversations changing the mood or feeling. It can be loud and vibrant like a thunderstorm, or soft and subtle like a sunrise. Calmness is felt when painting in soft tones like blues, pink, and purples. Intensity is captured with yellows, red, and oranges, or deep dark purples and blues.

Experience our emotional and spiritual selves as both independent works and dual collaborations. Share our CURRENT CONNECTIONS, in a meeting of the minds with different, yet familiar voices.

Jordan Miller, a Winnipeg artist, consultant, and gallery owner, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (U of Manitoba, Honours, ’02) with majors in Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media. She also holds a diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (U of Winnipeg, ’08).

Current memberships include Creative Manitoba, and Mentoring Art for Women’s Art (MAWA). Jordan is a past Member of Manitoba Society of Artists, aceart, Urban Shaman, and CARFAC.  She has mentored artists in both the creation and the marketing of art. Currently she can be hired privately or though MAWA’s Mentor on the Fly Program.

Jordan has exhibited in art galleries in Winnipeg (Pulse Gallery, Fleet Galleries, cre8ery, Gallery Lacosse, Urban Shaman Gallery, Gallery 111, outworks) and in Rural Manitoba: Gallery in the Park (Altona), Fusion Art Centre (Portage), Golden Prairie Arts Council (Carman), Birchwood Art Gallery and Gas Station Arts Centre.

In 2011, Jordan was the recipient of the 35th Annual Woman of Distinction Award (arts).  In 2015, the Province of Manitoba purchased “Finding Home” which made a permanent home at Canada House on Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jordan was one of three finalists for the Future Leaders Of Manitoba Awards in 2015.

Jordan paints in an abstract style with acrylics, acrylic inks, and alcohol inks. She is always working on her next exhibition.  She is the owner and director of cre8ery gallery & studio, works as an art consultant, mentor, and artist.

Privately collected across Canada, the US, and Luxenbourg.

Painting by Sari Habiluk

Sari Habiluk is an intuitive-abstract visual artist. She has created various commissioned works over the years and has shown her pieces out of a number of different spaces. Most notably, the cre8ery gallery & studio, in Winnipeg’s exchange district.

Being a member of the gallery since 2013 has substantially inspired and influenced the growth of her artistic style. The mentorship under fellow visual artist Jordan Miller, Executive Director of cre8ery gallery and past Woman of Distinction award winner, in particular has been the impetus for her decision to focus on intuitive abstract painting.

Sari’s paintings have a unique style. Her work is vibrant and evokes a sense of whimsy that translates over multiple styles, from landscapes to the abstract. Though, intuitive abstract is where her passion and focus lie. The multiple layers of details and movement flow together, to create complex and intricate emotive worlds, in the moment.

Habiluk has also dipped her brush into the world of murals. She had previously assisted in the priming and background painting for local muralists, Mandy Van Leeuwen and Michel Saint-Hilaire; in the projects at Rainbow Stage in Kildonan Park and the Nellie McClung mural on Sargent Street.

With nine group exhibitions and two solo under her belt, Sari continues to learn and experiment with new techniques, one of them being a comic strip. Her dark comedy comic Un-Supermarket has been published in two university papers, The Uniter and The Manitoban from 2015-2017.

Her body of work continues to grow and evolve as her style explores more intuitive and emotional subject matter.

Privately collected in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the Yukon; Sari Habiluk, raised in Winnipeg, currently lives and works in Selkirk, MB.

Fine Craft & Sculptures

Last update September 23rd with new works arriving on the 24th. Please email for any missing info/images/full collection! We have more jewelry, ceramics, and sculptures available than what is on this website page.

Regular hours Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm

New works by Tamara Roshka, Lois Hogg, Tanis Bannister, September 24 to October 4, 2022.

For purchases online contact Jordan at 204-944-0809 or  Please review our 2D auxiliary gallery page for Paintings, drawings, etc. Curbside pick-up available before or after hours.  Available for viewings by appointment after hours. Please make appointments in advance.

Steve Jorgenson, Blue/Purple/pink design, Smaller Mug, $37 each (includes taxes)

Steve Jorgenson, Large Vase, $131; small vase, $101 (includes taxes)

Steve Jorgenson, Chip/Cracker platter and Dip bowl, $100 (includes taxes)

Decorative Goose Eggs by Jackie Kozminchuk. Photos printed on silk, hand painted flowers in acrylic, gold trim braids and artificial diamond chains. 13 available, $145 each (includes taxes)

Maureen Babb, Alight, Opalite, silver plate. Chain = 18″ $40 (includes taxes)

Maureen Babb, The Watcher, Cat’s Eye glass, Swarovski crystal, silver-plate – Chain = 23″, $40 (includes taxes)

Maureen Babb, Truth in Little Places, Brass, Chrysocolla, Chain = 16″, $40 (includes taxes)

Maureen Babb, Practice, Amethyst, Silver-plate, Swarovski crystal – Chain = 17″, $60 (includes taxes)

2 cups by Lainie Rosner, Speckled white, green, and blue pinch cup (x2) 4” x 31/2” $25 each

Debra Glenn, N21-28, $35 (includes taxes)

Debra Glenn, N21-07, Copper, $40 (plus PST)

Debra Glenn, E21-23, Copper, $30 (includes taxes)

Debra Glenn, E21-04, Copper, $40 (includes taxes)

Debra Glenn, N21-24, Filagree with Onyx on Sterling Silver Rope Chain, $50 (plus PST)

Debra Glenn, B331 Bracelet, $40 (includes taxes)

Debra Glenn, E21-03, Copper, $50 (plus Pst)

Debra Glenn, N18-21, Cast Sterling Leaf with geode, Sterling Silver Chain, $120 (plus PST)

Debra Glenn, E21-24, Aquamarine and sterling earrings, $55 (plus PST)

Debra Glenn, N21-21, $50 (plus PST)

Debra Glenn, E20-05, Facetted Smokey Quartz, $25 (plus PST)
Debra Glenn, B328, Turquoise Patina Copper Cuff with Flower, $120 (plus PST)
Debra Glenn, E19-08, Brown, white, around agate with copper hooks, $20 (Plus PST)
Debra Glenn, E437, Copper Serpentine Earrings, $45 (plus PST)
Debra Glenn, E10-04, 3/4″ red/gold, Alcohol Ink circles, $20 (plus PST)
Debra Glenn, N21-25, $65 (plus tax)
Debra Glenn, N367, $90 (plus PST)
Debra Glenn, B21-09, $40 plus PST
Debra Glenn, B330, Copper Cuff with Medallion, $80 (plus PST)
Debra Glenn, B20-07, Milky Way Scarab Cuff, $90 (plus PST)
Debra Glenn, B21-02, Copper 2″ turquoise  $45 (plus PST)
Debra Glenn, B329, Cuff, Green Cork, leather strips with rivettes, $50 (plus PST)
Debra Glenn, e21.20, Turquoise copper ovals with brass symbols, $25 (plus PST)
Debra Glenn, E21-13, Copper Concave disc with spiral and coin pearl, $40 (plus PST)
Debra Glenn, N21.04,  Green Sea Glass with 3d copper centre piece, $40 (plus PST)
Debra Glenn, N21.06, copper triangle with seed beads and heishi necklace, $60 (plus PST)

Auxiliary Gallery

Jackie Turnbull, Geranium, 8″ x 8″, Acrylic and Acrylic pen, $50 (includes taxes)

New works at the top arrived September 17th! Interested in works? Email or call l-204-944-0809 Last update September 20 at 12:30pm.

Public Hours: Tues to Sat, 11am to 5pm, 125 Adelaide St, 2nd fl. Available for appointment after hours. Closed Sunday & Monday. Masks are Mandatory, we will provide if you do not have. 

Jackie Turnbull, Monarch, Acrylic and Acrylic ink, 8″ x 8″, $50 (includes taxes)

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To Oct 8: Lori Ferguson, Warren Kachmar, Monika Hansen, Carrie Paulicelli, David Colvin, Janis Nickel, Joanne Berger, Anja Studer.

To Oct 22: Cassandra Wolfe, Jackie Turnbull, Gary Potter, Drew Perry, Tameem Safi, Francine Martin, Pat Penner, Tyler Barrett.

Oct 8 to Nov 12: Bill Rademaker, Carla Rademaker, Ashley Segal, Jared Loewen, Ana MRC, Brian Stefaniuk, Ryan Lucenkiew, Ron Risley

Jackie Turnbull, Peony, Acrylic and Acrylic ink pen, 8″ x 8″, $50 (includes taxes)

Oct 22 to Nov 26: Rey Fritsch, Brenton, Pamela Desmet Franklin, Greg Petzold, Lucie Madeline Delisle, Marie Bodner, Huguette LaCroix Gauthier, Shosh Shalev Minuk, Michelle Blackmon.

Nov 12 to Tuesday, Dec 14: Nick Card, Denise LeBleu, Nikki Braun, Jahaziel, Erica Holloway, Bernard Ferguson, Jim Thomson, Jo Smoley, Debra Glenn.

Nov 26 to February 4: Kari Lehman, Gail Sawatsky, Nancy Bromell, Sheldon Dawson, Murray Toews, Gail Sawatssky, Roxana Duguay, Audrey Dagger, Bob Hansen, Bhavni Bhakoo.

Jackie Turnbull, Happiness, Acrylic and Acrylic pen, 20″ x 20″, $200 (includes taxes)

Dec 13 (drop off) cre8ery will be closed December 14 to re opening Saturday January 14 to February 18:  Robert Coulter, Marilyn Folson, Bonnie Bodnarchuk, Faye Hall, Peggy Sanders, Heather Boyd, Olivia Leader.

Feb 4 to March 11, Jerome Greencorn, Mar Desmet

Feb 18 to March 25.

March 11 to April 15.

March 25 to April 29.

Jackie Turnbull, Swallowtail, Acrylic and Acrylic pen, 8″ x 8″, $50 (includes taxes)

Pat Penner, Robin, Mixed Media, 4″ x 6″, 7″ x 9″, $50 (includes taxes)

Pat Penner, Red Chairs, mixed media, 12.25″ x 19.75″, $250 (includes taxes)

Francine Martin, Stuck in the Middle (way) framed Mixed media on paper, 15″ x 15″, $388 (includes taxes)

Francine Martin, Garden Variety Anxiety #1, Mixed Media Collage, 6″ x 6″, $218 (includes taxes)

Francine Martin, Garden Variety – Anxiety #2, Mixed Media, 6″ x 6″, $218 (includes taxes)

Francine Martin, Garden Variety – Anxiety #4, Mixed Media, 6″ x 6″, $218 (includes taxes)

Francine Martin, Working Class Love Affair, mixed media collage on paper, 10″ x 12″, $391 (includes taxes)

Tyler Barrett, Ironic, Plaster and Rust, 11″ x 14″, 3, $400 (includes taxes)

Cassandra Wolfe, Spinal Tap, 2021, 10.5″ x 10.5″, mixed media on panel, $65 (includes taxes)

Cassandra Wolfe, Offering, 2021, 8″ x 10″, mixed media shadowbox, $70 (includes taxes)

Cassandra Wolfe, Galaxy Boats, 2021, 11″ x 14″, framed print, collage, $50 (Includes taxes)

Cassandra Wolfe, wahkotowin, collage print, 16″ x 24″, $70 (includes taxes)

Cassandra Wolfe, Cracked Up Isolation, Collage Print, 16″ x 24″ $50 (includes taxes)

Tameem Safi, Red, Photograph, 12″ x 36″, $380 (includes taxes)

Tameem Safi, Calmness, 24″ x 36″, Photograph, $450 (includes taxes)

Tameem Safi, Pathway, 12″ x 36″, Photograph, $450 Includes taxes)

Tameem Safi, Full Moon, Photograph, 24″ x 31″, $350 (includes taxes)

Drew Perry, Memorial Boulevard, 13.25″ x 13.25″, (image size 7.25″), photography printed on ilford Gallery Paper, $45 each.

Drew Perry, Memorial Boulevard, 13.25″ x 13.25″, (image size 7.25″), photography printed on ilford Gallery Paper, $45 each.

Drew Perry, Memorial Boulevard, 13.25″ x 13.25″, (image size 7.25″), photography printed on ilford Gallery Paper, $45 each.

Drew Perry, Memorial Boulevard, 13.25″ x 13.25″, (image size 7.25″), photography printed on ilford Gallery Paper, $45 each.

Gary Potter, Dynastic Dragon, Mixed Media on Canvas, 18″ x ” $200 (includes taxes)

Gary Potter, Resilence, Mixed Media, 36″ x 18″, $225 (includes taxes)

Gary Potter, Web, 36″ x 24″, Mixed Media $220 (includes taxes)

Gary Potter, Kaleidoscope, 36″ x 18″, $200 (includes taxes)

Anja Studer, Colourfully Preserved, 9.25″ x 4.25″ x 3.5″, embroidery on grater, $150 (includes taxes)

Anja Studer, Trustingly Reduced, 15″ x 7.75″, embroidery on grater, $150 (includes taxes)

Anja Studer, Purely Saved, Embroidery on Sieve, 9″ x 3.5″, $75 (includes taxes)

Anja Studer, Hopefully Lowered Embroidery on Recycled Sieve, 9.25 x 4.25″, x 3.5″d $150 (includes taxes)

Lori Ferguson, City Street, oil on canvas, 24″ x 24″, $450 (includes taxes)

Lori Ferguson, Wilderness, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″, $1125 (includes taxes)

Lori Ferguson, Raven, Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 36″, $925 (includes taxes)

Lori Ferguson, Canada Goose, oil on canvas, 24″ x 24″, $350 (includes taxes)

Lori Ferguson, Chickadee, Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 24″, $350 (includes taxes)

Monika Hansen, Robin, 8″ x 10″, watercolour, $79 (includes taxes)

Monika Hansen, Room to Grow, oil on canvass, 10″ x 12″, $95 (includes taxes)

Monika Hansen, Whose There, 15″ x 15″, oil on canvas, $145 (includes taxes)

Monika Hansen, Pink Ladyslipper, 8″ x 12″, oil on canvas, $85 (includes taxes).

Monika Hansen, Hare in Summer, 8″ x 11, watercolour, $79 (includes taxes)

Warren Kachmar, Tulabi Falls, Acrylic (framed), 36″ x 30.75″, $2850 (includes taxes)

Warren Kachmar, Booster Lake Sunset, 5.9″x11.8″, framed 10.28″ x 16.25″, $250 (includes taxes)

Warren Kachmar, Montana Storm, watercolour on paper, 5.9″ x 11.8″, framed, 10.28″ x 16.25″, $250 (includes taxes)

Carrie Paulicelli, Dreamland, 18″ x 24″, Acrylic, mixed media, framed in natural basswood, $300 (includes taxes)

Carrie Paulicelli, Through the Storm, 30″ x 36″, Acrylic, mixed media, unframed, $350 (includes taxes)

Carrie Paulicelli, Reflecting Inwards, 18 x 24″, Acrylic, mixed media, framed in White stained poplar, $300 (includes taxes)

Carrie Paulicelli, Through the Storm, 30″ x 36″, framed, acrylic, oil pastel, graphite and pastel chalk, $400 (includes taxes)

Janis Nickel, Young Osprey, 16″ x 20″, Acrylic on Canvas board, framed, $125 (includes taxes)

Janice Nickel, Sintra, Portuagal, 20″ x 10″, Acrylic on Canvas, framed, $150 (includes taxes)

Janis Nickel, Sun Dogs, based on photo by David Kilabuk, 30″ x 15″, Acrylic on canvas, $250 (includes taxes)

Janis Nickel, Evora, Portugal, 16″ x 12″, Acrylic on Canvas, framed, $150 (includes taxes)

Janis Nickel, Albert Street, After the Rain, 16″ x 20″, Acrylic on Canvas, framed, $250 (includes taxes)

Dave Colvin, Guesthouse at Dusk Number 2, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, 20″ x 16″, $225 (includes taxes)

David Colvin, Gulls and Fries, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, 24″ x 24″, $275 (includes taxes)

David Colvin, One Disappointing Day, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, 16″ x 20″, $225 (includes taxes)

Dave Colvin, Post Tourism, Grand Marais, Acrylic on Canvas, 20″ x 16″, $225 (includes taxes)

David Colvin, Rarified Air, Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, 36″ x 36″, $625 (includes taxes)

Joanne Beger, Provence, Acrylic in Cavnas, 24″ x 48″, $650 (includes taxes)

Joanne Berger, Girl with the Red Umbrella, Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 18″, $400 (includes taxes)

Joanne Berger, No 1: Forest Stream, 47″ x 11.75″, $300 (includes taxes)

Jola Liebzeit, Journey, mixed media on canvas, 10″ x 20″, $150 (includes taxes)

Jola Liebzeit, Keys to Success, 12″ x 16″, mixed media on canvas, $175 (includes taxes)

Marilyn Folson, More TBA.

Feb 4 to March 11.

Feb 18 to March 25.

March 11 to April 15.

March 25 to April 29.

Jola Liebzeit, Summertime, 10″ x 20″, acrylic on canvas, $150 (includes taxes)

Jola Liebzeit, Wildflower Wanderer, 12″ x 12″, Mixed media on board, $150 (includes taxes)

Joal Liebzeit, Homecoming 20″ x 20″, mixed media on canvas, $225 (includes taxes)

Susan Birdwise, The Point, 12″ x 10″, Encaustic on Panel, $250 (includes taxes)

Susan Birdwise, The Enlightenment, encaustic on paper, 21″ x 17″, $250 (framed)

Norma Jones, Stay Calm & Carry On, Acrylic on Canvas, 8″ x 14″, $45 (includes taxes)

Heather Gillespie, Yellow Leaves, 20″ x 20″, Acrylic on Canvas, $480 (includes taxes)

Jordan Miller, Lean on Me, Acrylic and Embroidery, 24″ x 24″, $275 (includes taxes)

Kathleen Black, Sunlit Window, Wool Painting, 7.5″ x 7.5″, $65 (includes taxes)

Kathleen Black, Linny Head, basking Shark, 17″ x 22.5″, Graphite and Pencil Crayon, $245 (includes taxes)

Bhavni Bhakoo, Blue Butterfly, 24″ x 36″, $175 (includes taxes)
David Colvin, Old St. B., Line and Wash, watercolour, 9″ x 12″, black frame with white mat, $150 (includes taxes)

David Colvin, Athena’s Garden #2, 9″ x 12″, black frame, white mat, $150 (includes taxes)

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Approaching Storm, Acrylic on Canvas,
48″ x 36″, $750 (includes taxes)

Jordan Miller, Hourglass, Alcohol ink and acrylic ink on Panel Board, $625 (includes taxes)

Bill Rademaker, Foreboding Sydney, 13″ x 22″, Acrylic on Panel, $250 (includes taxes)