Fifth Summer Celebration and Free Shipping Sale

by Laureen on July 31, 2014

Cook-FeathersLouise Cook‘s bird feather quills

This is Grasslands Gallery’s fifth summer season. That deserves celebrating and you are included. So, we have a sale on free shipping. Any piece purchased from Grasslands Gallery during this sale will be shipped to you at no charge. It’s the equivalent of a 10% discount and it’s probably not going to be repeated for at least another five years! Over the next weeks, the Grasslands Gallery blog will highlight some of our wonderful artists, and this is how long the shipping sale will last. That’s right – when the blog moves on, the sale is over. Don’t miss your chance! You can purchase online directly from the Gallery page (click the images to get there) or by phone at 306-298-7782. Or email for further information.

This post comes to you with…community events notes at the bottom of the post. Read on!

This week, meet artists who paint the Grasslands landscape.

???????????????????????????????Louise Cook, “Grasslands Feather Quill Series #1” (Quill pen & ink w. watercolour/paper)

For nearly 40 years Louise Cook has shared her passion for the prairies in her paintings. She is truly one of Saskatchewan’s finest landscape painters in both oil and watercolour. Exhibited widely across Canada, Louise’s paintings are in the collections of the Archives of Canada, the Mendel Art Gallery, Royal Bank of Canada, the City of Regina, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Canadian Bar Association, among many others. Her Grasslands Feather Quill Series uses bird feather quills collected on her hikes and nature walks to make line drawings, then she adds watercolour in a traditional style.

???????????????????????????????Sally Knelsen, “Grass Dance” (acrylic/canvas)

Sally Knelsen lives in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where she paints in her brand new purpose-built studio. Her bold acrylic paintings on canvas bring the light, the colour, the texture, of these hills and fields and stones to life. Sally has exhibited across Saskatchewan.

???????????????????????????????Laurel Rossnagel, “Grasslands View 2” (acrylic/paper)

Laurel Rossnagel’s prairie roots form the way she sees and paints the beauty of this landscape. Born on a farm near the Qu’Appelle Valley and now living in Saskatoon, she brings her love of light, shadow, and colour to her work. The paintings in Laurel Rossnagel’s Grasslands series are exclusive to Grasslands Gallery. Laurel’s paintings are in collections in Canada, Australia, the United States, and Britain.

Marshall-Forage-1Edie Marshall, “Forage #1” (oil on terraskin paper)

To Edie Marshall the land has energy; she wants to show her viewers what that feels like. Her painting process is one of freedom and expression, allowing her mark-making to describe the Grasslands she is so passionate about. Edie Marshall is an active member of the art community in Regina, Saskatchewan, working as artist, teacher, and advocate for other artists. Edie’s latest pieces have been added to the Gallery page – these lovely paintings never last long!

Macaulay-cora-it-isnt-just-grass-web2Cora Macaulay, “It Isn’t All Grass” (oil on canvas)

Cora Macaulay began painting at age 65. For over 30 years since then, Cora has contributed to Saskatchewan’s art scene her view of the Prairie she loves, and her artwork has been exhibited and collected across Saskatchewan and Canada. Paintings by Cora Macaulay don’t come on the market very often – don’t miss this one!

morariAnd in community news:

Open reading/music mic with Val Marie’s first 2014 Artist in Residence, Rhona Gallant-Morari, is at the Val Marie Hotel on Thursday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m. You can also watch for other Open Poetry events until August 6. More information is at

Wardens-2014-poster-webOn Saturday, August 2, the Wardens ride back into Val Marie from Banff, sponsored by the Val Marie Hotel. This band of dedicated musicians and keepers of the parks were a hit at the hotel in 2013 and are back by popular demand. Don’t miss this show, sure to sell out!

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