Hi there. I’m Laureen, the face behind the keyboard at Grasslands Gallery Online. It’s nice to see you all!
In case we haven’t met, I’m a painter and artist mentor and the founder/director of a virtual gallery hosting beautiful real Saskatchewan art. Unlike traditional art galleries, Grasslands Gallery Online doesn’t focus on renting a building, keeping a physical structure operational, or having staff in place for a certain number of hours per week. Grasslands Gallery Online focuses only on the art it offers for sale, the viewers who want to see and own the art, and the artists who make it.
Grasslands Gallery Online opened in 2021 because in this difficult period in the human story when many audiences don’t feel comfortable going into public spaces, so much remarkable Saskatchewan artwork wasn’t getting seen. At the same, people have come to realize the importance of enjoying their own personal view, in the places where they spend the most time – their own homes and offices. It felt like an opportunity to bring together the work of Saskatchewan artists and the communities anywhere who would love the art they make. And unlike some online art galleries that might feel more like a factory than a haven, the art you’ll see at Grasslands Gallery Online is carefully curated, with every artist a professional partner rather than a labourer. Grasslands Gallery Online is an Associate Member of SaskGalleries, the Saskatchewan Association of Professional Art Dealers, and our goal is that both the viewer and the artists here have the most fulfilling experience possible.
After a welcome holiday break, Grasslands Gallery Online will be back in full swing over the next few weeks, with new art, new artists, and new virtual exhibitions that you can “walk” through, enjoy, and maybe purchase. I look forward to seeing you then, and in the meantime, the gallery is always open.
Grasslands Gallery Online