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Fall 2021 Newsletter: New Team Members, Upcoming Events, and Committee Updates.

NEW BOARD MEMBER: MICHAEL WARREN

We are very excited to announce Michael Warren as our newest member to join the Board of the ADAC.

Michael Warren is Director of Madrona Gallery in Victoria, British Columbia. He established his gallery in 2010 with a focus on contemporary and historic Canadian art. Before starting Madrona Gallery, he worked for a number of galleries in western Canada. Michael holds a BA in art history from University of Victoria with a minor in Arts of Canada. Over the last decade he has established himself as a leading dealer of Canadian art in his region through his in-depth knowledge of the Canadian art market and high standards of his galley.

We welcome you, Michael and look forward to working with you. We know you will be a great asset to the Board!

NEW STAFF MEMBER: DELANEY SWEEP

Please join us in welcoming our new Appraisals Coordinator, Delaney Sweep.

Delaney received her B.A. (with Honours) in History with a Curatorial Studies minor, Ryerson University in 2018 and then a Master of Museum Studies, University of Toronto and Master of Information from the University of Toronto in 2021.

Her previous position was as a Library and Information Management Assistant for the Archives of Ontario and she also worked as the Collections Assistant at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto and as the Collections Assistant at Innis College Library. Delaney co-curated the 2021 Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition for the Art Museum at the University of Toronto as her exhibition project while completing her Master of Museum Studies degree.

Delaney enjoys reading, travelling (when it is safe), and visiting museums. On Friday evenings she enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends.

Welcome Delaney!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

TORONTO GALLERY WEEK

Earlier this week we announced the 23 Locations & 30 galleries participating in Toronto Gallery Week, Oct 26-31st.The Toronto Gallery Week builds onto the excitement around what is traditionally an art week in Toronto, complimenting the anticipated return of Art Toronto that weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. As Canadian art collectors and enthusiasts from the city and across the country once again converge in Toronto we invite the public to explore the exhibitions, attend programming and reconnect with the Canadian art world.

  • Abbozzo Gallery
  • Art Mûr
  • Birch Contemporary / A Room With A View Gallery
  • Canadian Fine Arts
  • Caviar20
  • Christopher Cutts Gallery
  • Feheley Fine Arts hosting FAZAKAS GALLERY (Vancouver)
  • Gallery Gevik
  • Gallery House
  • General Hardware
  • Loch Gallery
  • Mayberry Fine Art
  • Miriam Shiell Fine Art
  • MKG127
  • Nicholas Metivier Gallery
  • Odon Wagner Gallery
  • Olga Korper Gallery hosting VIVIANEART (Calgary)
  • Patel Brown
  • Paul Petro Contemporary Art
  • Roberts Gallery
  • Rukaj Gallery
  • Rumi Galleries
  • Simon Bentley Fine Art
  • Stephen Bulger Gallery hosting Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain (Montreal), TrépanierBaer Gallery (Calgary), Will Aballe Art Projects | WAAP (Vancouver) & Michael Gibson Gallery (London)

Toronto Gallery Week presents a fantastic opportunity for collectors to safely return to visiting galleries during what is traditionally the busiest art week of the year. This exciting community initiative brings local galleries together with their friends and colleagues from across the country to provide unique, in-gallery, exhibitions for collectors, enthusiasts and the public at large.” Joseph Rumi, President, ADAC

COMING SOON!

Additional information on the galleries, exhibitions, special events and initiatives can be viewed online at the link below which is powered by the internationally renowned Gallery Weekend. For all other inquiries email us at communications@ad-ac.ca

The Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) is presenting a Toronto Gallery Week October 26-31 2021. This online and in person initiative supports and promotes galleries in the city with ongoing or special in-gallery programming, including those who are hosting other galleries in their spaces during this exciting week.

Join the following galleries who have signed up to be part of this exciting initiative.

To join us or for more details, click here:

ADAC LAUNCHES WEBINAR SERIES:

SAVE THE DATE:

ADAC AGM is scheduled for November 17th, 2021. Based on the success of our 2020 AGM, this will again be a ZOOM event. Watch for details!

COMMITTEE UPDATES:

ADVOCACY:

(Advocacy Committee: Jonathan Klinkhoff (Chair), Mark London)

ADAC continues to monitor any number of issues which could affect art dealers and gallerists in Canada. Over the summer we responded to the Government’s consultation on a modern copyright act by requesting a complete exemption from copyright legislation that could interfere with the ability of art dealers to post images online. We are watching the situations surrounding Covid-19 policy in Canada, anti-money laundering legislation in various countries, and closely watching for the re-emergence of traditional threats such as ARR.

APPRAISALS:

(Appraisal Committee:  Delaney Sweep, Appraisals Manager, Jeanette Langmann, (Co-Chair), Lynne Wynick (Co-Chair), Phillip Gevik, Paul Kuhn, Doug Maclean, Shaun Mayberry, Paul Wildridge.)

“With a strong interest and background in the arts, Kendra Poplas began with the ADAC in January 2018 as Appraisal Coordinator and moved her way up to Manager of Appraisal Services. Kendra has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD and a Masters Degree from Sotheby’s in Art Business, as well as completing the ISA Core Course in Appraisal Studies. Always professional and with a keen eye to detail, it has been a pleasure working with Kendra and we wish her the very best in her new endeavours.”

“We welcome Delaney Sweep to the ADAC Appraisal Team. Delaney is a recent graduate Ryerson University with a Master of Museum Studies and Master of Information Concurrent Degree specializing in Archives and Records Management and Library and Information Sciences. With experience at the Toronto Railway Museum, the Innis College Library and a practicum with the Ryerson University Archives, Delaney comes well equipped for her role with us as Appraisal Coordinator.” – Jeanette Langman

IN RECOGNITION OF KENDRA POPELAS, OUT GOING APPRAISALS MANAGER.

As a member of the ADAC team Kendra was invaluable. Not only did she bring great enthusiasm and professionalism to the role of Appraisal Manager but her kindness and thoughtfulness were always present. Even as ADAC navigated the restructuring of its operations and the impact of COVID-19, Kendra’s dedication to the Association never wavered and she contributed significantly to ensuring ADAC’s current strength. I know that all members, the Board of Directors, Committees, staff, and especially the Appraisal Committee, join with me in wishing Kendra the very best as she embarks on the next chapter of her career, one that I can confidently say has a very bright future. – Joseph Rumi, President, ADAC.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

The ADAC Board of Directors is calling for member volunteers to participate on various committees. This is an excellent opportunity to engage with the ADAC, as committees are currently being established for various initiatives. If you are interested in volunteering your time, you should expect at least 1 committee meeting via Zoom every month and more frequent calls as the need arises throughout the year based on the area of focus.

This is a great experience if you would like to learn more about, the association, and perhaps, if you see yourself joining the ADAC Board of Directors in your future! Your participation is important, as volunteers are needed to support these initiatives. Each of these committees are established with ADAC Directors in leadership roles.

Current committee openings include:

  • Events: Sub-committees are responsible for organizing ADAC events such as Toronto Gallery Week and our Inaugural Webinar Series.
  • Communications: Responsible for Communication Planning including ADAC’s Communication Strategy, branding, display material, key messaging, website, and member surveys.
  • Membership: Responsible for driving new member initiatives and generating member feedback.
  • Finance Committee.

Please respond to Emma Roberts, with your expression of interest including a few points regarding why you are interested, by October 28, 2021. The relevant committee chair will contact you to follow up about your interest. Thank you for engaging with your association!

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