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Canada House Gallery
Updated on Dec 20, 2014 201 Bear Street Banff, AB T1L 1B5 info@canadahouse.com 1-800-419-1298
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Jennifer Annesley
Roger D Arndt
Kenojuak Ashevak
Joan Baron
Nixie Barton
Rose-Aimée Bélanger
Books
Wendy Bradley
Bill Brownridge
Ken Campbell
Rod Charlesworth
Karyn Chopik
Neil Clifford
Richard Cole
Nickolas de Grandmaison
Mark Fletcher
Fanny Fynebuik
Robert Genn
Terry Gilecki
Dick Goerg
Laura Harris
Ted Harrison
Nikol Haskova
Rand Heidinger
Bill Henderson
Sabina Hill
H&B Hillberg & Berk
Zhong Yang Huang
Richard Hunt
Stephen Hutchings
Inuit
Alex Janvier
Jewellery
Sheila Kernan
Susan Kun
Dale Leakey
Grant Leier
Robert Lemay
Ken Q Li
Don Li-Leger
John Macdonald
Donna Jo Massie
Terry McCue
Peter McFarlane
Dominik J Modlinski
Sylvia Naylor
Steven Nederveen
Sheila Norgate
Elka Nowicka
John Nutter
Northwest Coast
Michael O'Toole
Page Ough
Neil Patterson
Glenn Payan
Walter J Phillips
André Pleau
Susan Point
Jane Ash Poitras
Nicola Prinsen
Bill Reid Estate
Paul Reimer
David Riome
Bev Rodin
Leslie Rowe-Israelson
Robert Roy
Carl Rungius
Allen Sapp
Dieter Schlatter
Peter Shostak
Lyle Sopel
Stewart Steinhauer
Mike Svob
K Neil Swanson
Janice Tanton
Kathie Thomas
Les Thomas
Don Toney
Gordon Webster
Jimmy Wright
Peter Wyse

Dec 24: 9:30 - 5
Dec 25: ClOSED
Dec 26: CLOSED
Dec 27: 9:30 - 7
Dec 28: 9:30 - 5
Dec 29: 9:30 - 6
Dec 30: 9:30 - 6
Dec 31: 9:30 - 5
 
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Bill Brownridge

Bill Brownridge graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art (now the Alberta College of Art) with a diploma in advertising art. In 1975-76 he won a Canada Council grant to paint and draw the disappearing railroad architecture of the prairies. He was commissioned in 1981 by the Calgary Olympic Development Association to render a series of serigraphs depicting the sporting events of the Olympic Winter Games. These works were used as a part of Calgary's winning presentation (both in print and film) to the International Olympic Committee for the 1988 Olympics.

Bill Brownridge has participated in exhibitions with the Alberta Society of Artists, the Ontario Society of Artists, the Burnaby Print Show, the Young Contemporaries of Canada, the Red River Exhibition, the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, the National Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, and Calgary's Glenbow Museum.

Bill Brownridge was commissioned to design new uniforms in 1993 for the NHL's Calgary Flames Hockey Team. Later, in 1995, he wrote and illustrated his first children’s book "The Moccasin Goalie". It was very well received and is into its second edition. The sequel, "The Final Game" tells of the continuing adventures of Danny Moccasin. His works are represented with many corporations and private collections, and in the homes of NHL players and coaches. Bill was also chosen as 1 of 12 artists featured in an exhibition during the NHL all-star game in February 2001.

Bill Brownridge's latest accomplishments include participation in Calgary’s “Udderly Art” project with his cow, “Hockeycow” being auctioned for $51, 000, the release of a new limited edition print titled "The Yearlings", and a new book released in the fall of 2002 titled "Victory at Paradise Hill", the last instalment of "The Moccasin Goalie" trilogy.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“My inspiration to paint comes from three main sources. Being born with cripple’s legs and unable to participate in athletics has left me fascinated with all types of action. The environment into which I was born, the Canadian prairies, is cold for six months of the year and has given me a love of winter, both its shining beauty and its starkness. My brothers were great hockey players and they became my heroes and showed me the power, speed and grace of the game – a game that at its best teaches courage and selflessness. My painting is from the school of impressionism. I love colour and the dynamics of colour. I usually start on a canvas or hardboard panel with a colour primer. I usually have a scene in mind, either from memory or from the landscape of the local area. I sketch the composition with a light charcoal line drawing, which is later lost as the paint builds up. I use strokes or dots of colour that are close in tone and vibrate against each other (yellow beside blue, green beside purple). Because of the snowy landscape, I am always trying to capture the incredible moods of light and shadow on snow and the sparkle of the colours of children at play.”


Bill Brownridge



Collections
Alberta Foundation for the Arts



Commissions
1993 Calgary Flames Hockey Team
1981 Calgary Olympic Development Association
1975 - 76 Canada Council


Credits
2008 Banff Crag and Canyon



Education
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art (now Alberta College of Art and Design), Calgary, AB


Exhibitions
2013 Snow Days, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2012 Chance of Flurries, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2010 SNOWtastic, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2008 A Day in the Life of the Moccasin Goalie, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2007 Hockey Time, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2007 Solo Exhibition & Book Launch for Tracking the Iron Horse, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2005 Joy Exhibition, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002 "Victory at Paradise Hill", Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2001 Fun Times, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Calgary, AB
The Red River Exhibition
The Young Contemporaries of Canada
The Burnaby Print Show
The Ontario Society of Artists
Alberta Society of Artists
The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
The National Museum of Science & Technology, Ottawa, ON


Publications
1995 The Moccasin Goalie
1997 The Final Game
2002 Victory at Paradise Hill
2007 Tracking the Iron Horse


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