Every ending is a new beginning.  As we prepare for our last exhibition of the year, we look back with appreciation for the year that has been, while equally looking forward to what lies ahead in the new year. 

Rounding out 2014, esteemed illustrator, artist and author Wallace Edwards launches his new book Unnatural Selections on Saturday, December 6th with a book signing and exhibition reception

Books mark the theme this month as great new titles in Canadian art have just arrived at the gallery.  Please read on to learn about our new Book Bundles and our extensive Canadian art library.  Please also find a full profile of our complete 2015 exhibition schedule in this issue.

Unnatural Selections
December 6 - 16 . 2014

Book Launch & Signing: Saturday, December 6th | 2pm to 4pm

Exhibition and sale of original artwork on until December 16th.

"Curious and witty, sophisticated and highly original in approach..."

Recipient of the 2002 Governor General's Award for his book Alphabeasts, and all around great talent, Wallace Edwards launches his new book Unnatural Selections at the gallery Saturday, December 6th with a book signing (2pm-4pm), exhibition and sale of his uniquely rendered watercolours.  Many will recall past exciting Edwards exhibitions at Ingram Gallery, namely The Cat's Pajamas in 2010 and Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe in 2012.

For kids of all ages, the December 6th event will see Edwards signing and attributing first editions of Unnatural Selections, which he has both written and illustrated.   Published by Orca Book Publishers (2014) this 32 page hardcover book ($19.95) is the story of a traveling artist who takes the reader through a collection of illustrations of fantastical hybrid creatures.  Running through until December 16th is the exhibition of watercolours for the book, paired with the ink studies for his delightfully odd creatures, as well as Edwards' latest paintings.

Wallace Edwards was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (1980). His paintings and illustrations are found in public and private collections, books, magazines, and on public display in Canada and the United States. Edwards has worked with the Metro Toronto Zoo, the City of Toronto, the B.C. Ministry of the Environment, the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, and various magazine publishers. He has been the invited guest speaker at conferences, literary events, schools and libraries.  Edwards lives in Yarker, Ontario.
Please contact the gallery for purchase information and/or full press details.

 Left to right: Brian Burke (R.C.A.), Sara Sniderhan, Ryan Price (detail)


Our 2014 exhibitions saw many highlights, engaged collectors, and new reaches for the artists we work with.  From Sean Yelland's notable 9th solo, Just a Moment, to the first solo exhibitions at the gallery for Daniel Hughes, Ryan Dineen, Travis Shilling and Peter Mitchell -- this past year was rich in opportunity and rewarding on many levels.

Building on what has been, we are thrilled to announce our complete 2015 exhibition schedule.  Our exhibition page makes for a great bookmark and provides the opportunity to save the date for the whole calendar year.  Brian Burke will be the first up, opening a solo exhibition in February.  Assumption will please the viewer both in painting as well as theory.  

Ryan Price has many in anticipation for his April solo.  Our two scheduled historical retrospectives, the first in March for Jack Nichols and then Florence Vale in May are also shows to watch for.  John Doyle will see his first solo at the gallery this spring.  Anna Yuschuk, Sara Sniderhan and Ryan Dineen will take us through the autumn of 2015. 

Of special note: Summer 2015 will see Daniel Hughes teaching a Portrait & Figure Painting workshop in Rome, Italy as part of the Study Art in Rome program.

With studio visits ahead, new directions to report & achievements to share, we will be updating you on these exhibitions and more on a regular basis.  Please let us know at any point questions you may have about our 2015 exhibition schedule and the artists and estates we represent. 

Left: Daniel Hughes

BOOK BUNDLES: Canadian Art Books

Our love of books on Canadian art is boundless.  Whether looking high and low for rare and out of print titles, to ensuring that the latest and greatest in Canadian art books are available, we cannot get enough.  Our shelves overflow and we still look for more!  This holiday season we introduce Book Bundles: put us to work as we will curate, based on your input of budget and area(s)/artist(s) of interest a Book Bundle.  Please visit, call or email with your request(s) and we will bundle up and tie with a ribbon a unique and purposeful gift for upping everyone's gift giving game.

New titles at the gallery include the stunning new Jack Bush catalogue from the National Gallery of Canada, Iris Nowell's eagerly anticipated chronicle of Harold Town.  This newly released title is follow up to her acclaimed 2010 Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art.  Moving from mid-century to Impressionism, we also a have the beautifully designed Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse (Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec) catalogue and just in A.K. Prakash's Impressionism in Canada: A Journey of Rediscovery.

  Left to right: Jack Nichols, E.B. Cox, Florence Vale

This December please visit often and let us know how we can help.  Should you be looking to add a special piece to your collection, build an art book library, secure the perfect gifts for the ones you love, or simply fuel up on creative inspiration -- Ingram Gallery is the place to do it.  A reminder that all images and underlined text in our digital publication are links to additional images and information.  The gallery is steps from the TTC, centrally located in a brilliant cultural hub close to the ROM and Gardiner Museum, with parking available in public lots and on the residential streets nearby.  Together let's round out this year with good times at the gallery.  We look forward to welcoming you! 

With warm wishes, 


Tarah Aylward, Director  
Ingram Gallery 

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