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Newzones Gallery Of Contemporary Art

Newzones Gallery Of Contemporary Art

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Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, one of North America’s most prominent contemporary art galleries, represents Albertans and Canadians as well as international artists. Newzones' program focuses on artwork that is process-oriented and challenges both traditional materials and aesthetics. Newzones, was founded by Helen Zenith & Tamar Zenith in 1992 in a former steel mill in Calgary’s Warehouse District. Newzones built its freestanding facility in 1997. The architect Peter Lawrence Wood designed it. This architecturally-modern building has three galleries on the first floor. It also features a viewing room, an outdoor sculpture court, and a meeting space. The second floor features a sculpture exhibition and administrative offices that overlook the galleries of the first floor. This gallery is situated in Calgary's Uptown Design and Gallery District. Newzones' Canadian artists enjoy a large following in the region, nation, and abroad. They also have an exciting and exceptional schedule of exhibitions, including participation at international art fairs. Newzones has been a leader in advancing contemporary art both in Calgary and internationally for over thirty years. Newzones has had a mandate since its inception to promote and introduce Canadian artists, not just within Canada and Calgary, but also on an international stage. Newzones is a respected and important establishment within the world of visual arts. The gallery remains dedicated to the enhancement and development of visual arts and takes pride in its impact on the art scene. Newzones has achieved this through its participation in art fairs and, more importantly, by cultivating steadfast relations with art collectors, professionals, institutions and enthusiasts around the world. Helen Zenith Tamar Zenith Newzones all believe that it is important to "give back" in our community. The Calgary Foundation established the "Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Fund", which supports a variety of charities supporting Calgary's arts community. Newzones contributes as well to worthy organizations and institutions. Newzones, over the past 30 years, has presented more than 300 exhibitions which continue to inspire, educate and stimulate. The works of Newzones artists can be found in premier collections including the National Gallery of Canada and Art Gallery of Ontario as well as Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MOMA), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

 

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