6 years ago, Vancouver-based company Concord Pacific began construction on its first Alberta-based project, an upscale (read: ultra-luxury) residential development spanning 14 stories over the peace bridge, in the heart of Eau Claire neighbourhood. The new development, titled The Concord, was projected to provide over $1 billion in economic impact to the local community. Some images of the development, which is now fully built, below.Read More›
Since we spend more than one-third of our lives at home, we might consider replacing this question with: do we really need art in our lives?
To which most people would say – duh!
And yet, while many of us recognize the value of art in our lives, we struggle to justify buying it for our homes. Even for large projects, art is often given a disproportionately small budget relative to its impact.Read More›
We’re thrilled to welcome Sheila Rowe to ArtMatch in this latest Artist Spotlight! In this blog you’ll learn more about Sheila’s practice and artwork, which depicts Alberta landscapes in a stunning Impressionist tradition.Read More›
Our next Artist Spotlight is on Rosanna Marmont! In this Spotlight you’ll learn more about Rosanna’s practice and processes, which includes heating copper to make stunning fire copper works and using oil to depict romantic and original Alberta landscapes.Read More›
Do you love abstract and original paintings? Our next Artist Spotlight features Paricia Neden, an abstract artist and longtime ArtMatch artist! Read more about Patricia’s work in our newest blog post.Read More›
After one year of anxious news-watching, restrictions and reopenings, and quiet evenings at home, we have no doubt adapted to a new way of living and working. I personally had less-than-optimistic expectations for ArtMatch, my online gallery, last year when restrictions were introduced in Calgary. Buying original art in 2020, I thought, would be the last thing on anyone’s mind.
I thought wrong!Read More›
Are you drawn to serene depiction of the water? Then you will love our next Artist Spotlight which features Emily Bickell! Emily’s work depicts the calm and beautiful feeling of waves and ripples, read more in our newest blog.Read More›
Do you love beautiful and fantastical landscapes? Then you might be interested in ArtMatch artist Simon Lavigne! Simon is a Calgary based artist working with oil on canvas, make sure to check out our newest Artist Spotlight.Read More›
Looking for a gift for a loved one made by a local Calgary business? Make sure to check out the U of C gift guide here, which features ArtMatch and other amazing vendors!