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Ready our February newsletter

February 16, 2014

Views from the North:  Original Drawings from Cape Dorset has been extended to March 30, 2014.  Read about two exquisite wooden bowls.  Click here to read the full newsletter.


Books for your Indigenous Art Library

January 11, 2014

We have a selection of books that will enhance your appreciation of your collection. They include cornerstones like George Swinton's seminal "Sculpture of the Inuit," Leslie Boyd Ryan's comprehensive "Cape Dorset Prints: A Retrospective," Aldona Jonaitis' excellent survey "Art of the Northwest Coast," and Alan Wardwell's definitive "Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait." They also include a number of published collections and more specialized books. Click here for a list.


Read our January Newsletter

January 11, 2014

Our January Newsletter features a rare Bella Coola carpenter mask, and introduces a selection of books for a collector's library. Click here to read the January Newsletter.

Read our December Newsletter

November 29, 2013

Our December Newsletter introduces our upcoming exhibit, Views from the North:  Cape Dorset Drawings, and provides a link to a selection of works priced at $1000 or less.  Views from the North will open with a preview reception on January 9, 2014 from 6-8:30 pm, and will be on view until February 28, 2014.

Read our November Newsletter

November 14, 2013

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It features an extraordinary igloo scene by master carver Axangayu Shaa, and previews our upcoming exhibit of original drawings from Cape Dorset.  Views from the North: Drawings from Cape Dorset will present original one-of-a-kind drawings by established and emerging artists in the gallery January-February 2014.

More on Cape Dorset Prints and the 2013 Annual Print Collection

October 6, 2013

This month marks the release of the 2013 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection.    Cape Dorset is a community of about 1200 Inuit (Canadian Eskimo) that describes itself as the “Capital of Inuit Art.”  Every year since 1959, Cape Dorset has released a set of limited edition prints created by artists from the community.  Click here for purchase information.

Cape Dorset prints originated through serendipity. For more background and for information about the artists represented in this year's collection, read our blog . . .


How to see and purchase the Cape Dorset 2013 Annual Print Collection

September 6, 2013


Cape Dorset 2013 Print Collection
October 18 - December 1, 2013   Please join us at the gallery to preview the collection Thursday, October 17, 2013 6 pm-8pm.  Or preview the collection online.   This year's print collection includes seven prints by Kenojuak Ashevak and six prints by Ningeokuluk Teevee, as well as prints by old masters like Pitaloosie Saila and Ohotaq Mikkigak side by side with works by relative newcomers like Nicotye Samayualie and Samaiyu Akesuk.   Sales of the print collection start at 9:30 am on Friday, October 18; after persons at the door at 9:30 am have made their selections, email and telephone reservations will be filled in the order they were received.   Read More >>

Read our September Newsletter

September 5, 2013

In this issue: -- Cape Dorset 2013 Print Collection -- preview the prints online, come to our live preview reception, or order by phone or email. -- Order your 2014 Cape Dorset calendars -- There's still time to view our online exhibition entitled Yuungnaqpiallerput:  The Way We Genuinely Live, featuring "slice of life" sculptures that vividly depict traditional life in the Arctic. -- Coming attractions:  Views from the North: Drawings from Cape Dorset will present original one-of-a-kind drawings by established and emerging artists in the gallery January-February 2014. Click on the link below to read the full newsletter.




Four men tackle the Northwest Passage

August 14, 2013

Follow four men traversing the Northwest Passage in a rowboat from Inuvik, Northwest Territories to Pond Inlet, Nunavut (see map) to demonstrate the effects of global warming in the Arctic.  Their bulletins highlight the difficulty of survival in the Arctic, even with high-tech support.


How are Inuit stonecut prints made?

August 3, 2013

Kenojuak: Eskimo Artist is a 20-minute film by the National Film Board of Canada that documents the creation of The Arrival of the Sun, one of Kenojuak Ashevak's seminal stonecut prints from 1961. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for documentary short subject.  

Kenojuak, who died earlier this year, was the first woman to be associated with the Cape Dorset print shop, and became one of the foremost Canadian graphic artists.  Her prints were included in every Cape Dorset print collection from 1959 (the first) through 2012 (the most recent).  She was internationally recognized, and received numerous honors.

The earliest graphics from Cape Dorset were either stonecut prints or stencils.  This film shows the process of creating Arrival of the Sun, starting with Kenojuak's sketch, which was then transferred to a stone block, which was then cut (by another artist, Lukta Qiatsuq) to remove the superfluous stone, and inked.  Fifty impressions were then made (in addition to a small number of artist's proofs).

The film also shows how Kenojuak's art was an integral part of her life.

Click here to watch the film.