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Grenfell Campus Art Gallery serves as a repository of visual artworks of intrinsic value which reflect, interpret and preserve the cultural heritage of Canada. Acquisitions of art of the highest standards provide Sir Wilfred Grenfell College with a teaching and research resource for faculty, staff and students of Grenfell College and the general public. Acquisitions of art provide a means of public access to and appreciation of the visual arts.

Our permanent collection and long-term loans enrich and enhance the college and its campus and create opportunities to attract and exchange works for exhibitions. Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery collects works by artists associated with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Atlantic Region. We also collect Canadian art of historical and contemporary significance. 


Selections from the Permanent Collection 


David Blackwood, Outward Bound for the Labrador, Intaglio, 59.1 x 109.6 cm, 1986

David Blackwood

David Blackwood grew up in Wesleyville, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, and began to study at the Ontario College of Art in 1959. After graduating he taught part-time to support himself as an artist in Ontario, and in the following years began to receive national acclaim for his work. In 1974 an award-winning documentary, Blackwood, was produced by the National Film Board of Canada. The artist maintains a studio in Wesleyville, and has retired from teaching to fully dedicate himself to his art.



Michael Coyne, Near Black River Lake,
 Acrylic, 82.3 x 101.7 cm, 1985.

Michael Coyne

A native of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Michael Coyne received his BFA from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick in 1972, and his MFA from the University of Regina, in Saskatchewan in 1975. Since then he has taught at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, and at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, where he helped to found the Department of Visual Arts. He has had solo exhibitions throughout the Atlantic Provinces, and his work has been shown across the country in numerous group exhibitions.



Marlene McCallum, Present, Photogravure, 28 x 28 cm, 1994.

Marlene McCallum

Marlene MacCallum received her BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, in 1981, and her MFA from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1984. Recent group exhibitions have brought her work to England, France, and Japan, as well as across Canada. Her most recent solo exhibition was "Inside Out," which was shown in Edmonton, Alberta, and Philadelphia, PA. Ms. MacCallum currently teaches in the Visual Arts Program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.
Sharon Puddester, In the Landscape, Intaglio, 20.3 x 31 cm, 1993.

Sharon Puddester

Born in St. John's, Sharon Puddester has studied at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Capilano College in Vancouver, and the University of Sydney in Australia. In addition to several solo exhibitions, her work has been shown in group exhibitions in Canada, Poland, and Japan, including The Painter's Newfoundland, which was shown in part at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery.

Otis Tamasauskas, Japan Rabbit with Fan,
Lithography/ Intaglio, 69.2 x 95.9 cm, 1986.

Otis Tamasauskas

Otis Tamasauskas immigrated to Canada from Terschenreuth, Germany, in 1952. He studied at the University of Windsor in Ontario from 1970-74, and in Toronto with Master Printer Don Holman from 1974-77. Since then he has had dozens of solo exhibitions in Ontario and elsewhere, and has been included in group exhibitions in central Canada and the United States. In 2000 the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery was proud to show a selection of his recent prints. The artist is nationally recognized as one of the country's most innovative printmakers.

Anne Meredith Barry, Winter, Oil on Canvas

Anne Meredith Barry

Anne Meredith Barry was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1932 and studied at the Ontario College of Art. She lived and worked in Tors Cove, Newfoundland, from 1971 until her death in late 2002. She has exhibited all across Canada and in 1998 received an honorary degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 1986, Barry and her husband bought & refurbished St. Michael's Printshop. She has since contributed greatly to the arts community in Newfoundland, concentrating on painting and printmaking, and presenting Newfoundland "as she sees it, not just as it is."



Gerard Curtis, West End Luke, Intaglio.

Gerard Curtis

Gerard Curtis is Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Visual Arts at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, and is cross-appointed to the Division of Arts (Historical Studies). He completed his doctorate in Art History and Theory at the University of Essex (England) in 1995, and has published a number of articles and book reviews on 19th and 20th century art, literary culture and maritime art. His first book Visual Words: Art and the Material Book in Victorian England was published in April of 2002.

Tom Dean, untitled (Xmas Tree), woodcut, 80.5 x 56.8 cm, 1991.

Tom Dean

Tom Dean was born in Markdale, Ontario in 1947. He received his BFA from Sir George Williams University in 1970. Dean works with many different media including sculpture, video, and performance. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has participated in many events and publications. One of his favorite themes to portray is the Canadian landscape.




David Umholtz, Red Bay, painting.

David Umholtz

David Umholtz was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He studied art at Kutztown State College Pa, and the University of Pennsylvania. Umholtz now resides in Winnipeg and New Brunswick and works as a full time printmaker. He has shown in many countries including Canada, US, Poland, Germany and Australia.



Torrie Groening, Studio Tests of the Senses - Sound, serigraphy, 61 x 90.2 cm, nd.

Torrie Groening

Torrie Groening started her art training at the Banff Center of the Arts, Banff, Alberta. She also studied at Langara College and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, both in Vancouver, B.C. Groening has shown works in many group and solo exhibitions across the country. After teaching in B.C. and Ontario for almost 10 years, Groening now works as a full-time artist and guest lecturer for universities and colleges across Canada.



J. C. Heywood, Red Renaissance,
serigraphy / woodcut, 96.7 x 75.2 cm, 1994.

J. C. Heywood

J. C. Heywood was born in Toronto in 1941 and grew up in Chesley, Hanover, Galt, and Ontario. After studying at the Ontario College of Art & Design, he traveled to North Africa and the Middle East. Heywood lived and worked in Paris, France for four years and specialized in printmaking, working mostly in serigraphy, lithography and intaglio. His work has been shown in many exhibitions, both national and international, including most of the international print bienniales. Heywood has won numerous awards and honours during his artistic career. He now teaches at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.



A. Y. Jackson, Carol Lake, Labrador, serigraphy / woodcut, 100.3 x 121.9 cm, 1989.

A. Y. Jackson

A. Y. Jackson was born in Montreal. After leaving school at the age of twelve, he began working at a printing firm in Montreal. Jackson then studied at the Art Institute in Chicago and at the Académie Julian in Paris, where he was strongly influenced by the Impressionists. After returning to Canada, he moved first to Montreal and then to the Studio Building in Toronto. Jackson was a member of the Group of Seven and enjoyed traveling across Canada to sketch and paint the rugged landscape. He journeyed on painting expeditions from the Arctic, the West Coast, the Prairies, and the North Woods to his beloved St. Lawrence River valley. His main goal was to reveal Canada to Canadians.





Christopher Pratt, Sackville Attic, serigraphy, 66.6 x 71.8 cm, 1982.

Christopher Pratt

Christopher Pratt was born in St. John's, Newfoundland on December 9, 1935. He studied visual arts at Mount Allison University, New Brunswick and the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1960 he returned to Newfoundland, establishing permanent residence in Salmonier, St. Mary's Bay. Pratt has exhibited work in many solo and group exhibitions and has achieved national and international recognition. His greatest love is printmaking, especially serigraphy, but has also completed many oil paintings in his St. Mary's Bay and Bay Roberts studios.


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