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What's New?


Newest additions to Christmas Choice - KAREN SHACKLETON's charming drawings are the perfect gift for animal lovers...

Karen Shackleton, Goat Drawing, ink and watercolour on paper, 5.5 x 7.5 in., framed dimension 9 x 10.75 in.



Karen Shackleton, Cat Drawing I, ink and watercolour on paper, 4.5 x 6.5 in., framed dimension 10 x 12 in.

Karen Shackleton, Goat Drawing, ink and watercolour on paper, 5.5 x 7.5 in., framed dimension 9 x 10.75 in.

Karen Shackleton, Cat Drawing IV, ink and watercolour on paper, 4.5 x 6.5 in., framed dimension 10 x 12 in.


December 17 - A beautiful morning with sun appearing after many days of grey, a view from the front steps and from inside the gallery...

A beautiful morning in Fredericton overlooking the walking bridge


A view out the morning window to the cathedral


Christmas Choice very recent additions....

Daniel Porter, Feel the Love, pastel, 8 x 6 in., framed dimension 13 x 11 in., $295







Christmas "Smolt" (juvenile salmon) decorations for your tree. Hand carved by CHARLES CLARK of aspen wood with a touch of acrylic for colour...

Charles Clark, Christmas Smolts

Many delightful new pieces by a wide array of artists are available in our annual Christmas Choice exhibition until December 21
(click on the collage below to view)

Christmas Choice selection 2014

Paintings, drawings, original multiples by BRUNO BOBAK - November 21 - December 21

Bruno Bobak - The paintings and drawings

Peter Gough, Sunrise over the St. Mary's, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 32 in.

PETER GOUGH's most recent painting of the artist fishing the St. Mary's River, Nova Scotia

Remembrance Day monring 2014

Remembrance Day morning looking from our side porch onto the Cenotaph and the walking bridge

Lee Horus Clark, Side Fired Tsubo


Lee Horus Clark, November Ice Bucket


Maritime Shino: Wood-fired vessels by LEE HORUS CLARK



Ann Balch, Jessie Babin, Cathy Ross, Joanne Hunt and Susan Paterson's work are all featured in My Favourite Things


David McKay, Lighting the Way, watercolour, 10 x 14 in..jpg

DAVID MCKAY always manages to capture the season perfectly...

Welcome to France Pillière and her paper sculptures

Welcome to FRANCE PILLIÈRE and her charismatic animal sculptures...

Roger Brook Fall, oil on board, 24 x 26 in.




Réjean Roy, Roger Brook Fall Sketch, oil on board, 10 x 12 in.

The magic of New Brunswick's fall woods is captured in
RÉJEAN ROY's new sketch and painting...




Stephen May, Studio Window in Spring, oil on board, 24 x 22 in.

A glimpse into STEPHEN MAY's studio and hope of a new spring...


Monica Lacey


Monica Lacey, 14. ancestor portrait, diptych (2 panels 4 x 6 in. each), 2014, mixed media and encaustic on wood panel, 4 x 12 in. (total)




Ann Manuel and Monica Lacey

Glenn Hall

Glenn Hall, Paintings from the Cabin

Glenn Hall at his exhibition opening



Gallery 78 is very proud to be representing the work of artist PETER SALMON

Peter Salmon, Tractor in Snow, 2013,  oil on canvas, 28 x 40 in.



Joseph Plaskett (1918 - 2014)

Joseph Plaskett was a national treasure in the Canadian art world and a wonderful friend. Joe died in his home on September 21, 2014.
Joe will be remembered for his artistic vision, his kindness, optimism and legendary generosity, the influence he has had on the Canadian art world and farther afield, and in his many artistic gifts - all of which were presented in his most humble way.
His legacy will live on in his exquisite body of work, in the Plaskett Foundation and in the huge circle of people who own his work and who were blessed by his friendship. We will miss him dearly.

Joseph Plaskett - a life in pictures



Gerry Collins, untitled, pastel, 30 x 22 in.

GERARD COLLINS celebrates the season with such colour and joy...


Dana O'Regan, Reconstructed Landscape #4

Reconstructed landscapes by DANA O'REGAN

Yvon Gallant, September Glads, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 18 in.



Alexandrya Eaton, Dripping Roses, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 in.


Alexandrya Eaton, Late Summer Glads, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 in.



Summer preserved in all its glory by ALEXANDRYA EATON

Claude Monet, Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge, 1897-1899

In this exclusive video for "The Guardian", philosopher Alain de Botton gives his top five reasons why art is such a vital force for humanity.
Please click here to watch this wonderful video...



September 12 - 28 features "Collecting" showcasing very collectable Atlantic Canadian artists


featuring collectable art for sale by Molly Lamb Bobak, Bruno Bobak, Joseph Plaskett, Jack Humphrey, Jennifer Dickson, Marie-Hélène Allain, Lloyd Fitzgerald and Pegi Nicol MacLeod from private collections. Click on the above image to view the exhibition and see hints on preserving your works on paper.

David McKay, I Can Hear the Crows From Way up Here, et, 30.5 x 46 in.2014

An important exhibition of the work of DAVID MCKAY is on display at the Saint John Arts Centre.
"Naynah's Orchard" is a collection of 36 paintings from private and corporate collections, as well as new work that have been informed by childhood recollections, thoughts, ideas and inspiration given generously by David's maternal grandmother "Naynah" in Prince William, NB.

This exhibition continues until October 31, 2014.

Vicki MacLean, Queen Anne's Lace



Vicki MacLean, John's Sheep


Vicki MacLean, Wild Lily of the Valley, etching, 3 x 2 in.



A multitude of new etchings by VICKI MACLEAN

The Colours of Love, poems by Carmelita McGrath, with original woodblock prints on Kizuki Hosho paper by Charlotte Jones

The Colours of Love

Poems by St. John’s writer, Carmelita McGrath
Five original colour woodblock prints on Kizuki Hosho paper by CHARLOTTE JONES

Andrew Henderson, Preserved NB Two, watercolour, 18 x 12 in.



Andrew Henderson, Made in Canada, watercolour, 18 x 12 in.


Andrew Henderson, Earth Preserved, watercolour, 18 x 12 in.



ANDREW HENDERSON's preserved treasures...


Cliff Turner, Pears and Paper, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in.

Precision in lines and texture by Cliff Turner


Amber Lounder, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in.

Bouquets of classic elegance by AMBER LOUNDER


Stephen May, Radishes and Red Onion, oil on board, 9 x 14.25 in.

Quintessential summer by STEPHEN MAY

Daniel Porter, Nuthatch, oil on panel, 7 x 9 in.

Homage to New Brunswick birds by DANIEL PORTER



Daniel Porter, Blue Jay, 2014, oil on panel, 9 x 7 in.



Ann Manuel, Suspended I, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in.

ANN MANUEL's exquisite floating creations

Anna Cameron, Sparrows VII, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in


Sparrows VIII, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 in.

ANNA CAMERON's sparrows are a must-see



Amber Lounder, Sunday Brunch, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 40 in.

A relaxing Sunday with AMBER LOUNDER

Jessie Babin, March, charcoal and graphite on paper, 17 x 20 in.



Jessie Babin, Gluteus, charcoal and graphite on paper, 14 x 19.5 in.



JESSIE BABIN's graphite and charcoal drawings are superb...


Three lidded jars by Leigh Merritt with Post Tropical Storm Arthur in the background

Just in LEIGH MERRITT's newest crystalline glazed porcelain lidded vessels


Cliff Turner, Peaches with Yoshimoto, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in.

CLIFF TURNER's newest creations have arrived for our GARDEN exhibition


Monica Macdonald. Big Bang, acrylic on canvas, 44 x 44 in.

MONICA MACDONALD'S explosive colours are featured in our ABSTRACTION exhibition


Jonathan MacDonald, Old Tool Shed, Northwest Road, NB, 8 x 10 in., oil on board



Jonathan MacDonald, Young Lynx Skull, 10 x 10 in., oil on canvas



Jonathan MacDonald, Backyard at Sunset, 8 x 10 in., oil on board




Rural New Brunswick at its best in the hands of JONATHAN MACDONALD


Peter Thomas, Flared raku bowl

PETER THOMAS has brought in some wonderfully vibrant raku creations...

More renovations on the side porch...

Our side porch is getting some TLC ... to view the progress, please click on the image above

Raven Glass Studio, Bay of Fundy Rock Bowl with multiple rocks

New, beautiful RAVEN GLASS STUDIO Bay of Fundy Rock bowls

Charles Clark, Beneath the Bark, wood turnings and carvings

CHARLES CLARK's "Beneath the Bark" features silky smooth wood turnings and bas-relief carvings of Atlantic Salmon


Before his exhibition opening, Nikki Thériault had a chance to ask Charles Clark, about his woodturning techniques
and his wood carving inspiration. They highlight some of the gorgeous New Brunswick wood used in his work and take a tour. Enjoy!

Fred Ross, Young Dancer, ink and chalk pastel, 24 x 18 in.

"Young Dancer" by FRED ROSS


Marie Hélène Allain, Insalata Mista, front view

"Insalata Mista" by MARIE HÉLÈNE ALLAIN

Réjean Roy, Four Pines Island, oil on board 10 x 12 in.



Réjean Roy, Souche et ruisseau. le printemps, oil on board, 10 x 12 in.


Réjean Roy, Ruisseau et bouleaux, oil on board, 10 x 12 in.



RÉJEAN ROY'S spring sketches of Northern New Brunswick



Capture 2014 Nova Scotia Realism, by PLAN

Above excerpt from Summer 2014 Canadian Art Magazine
PLANS (Professional Living Artists of Nova Scotia), in association with the Dalhousie Art Gallery, Tom Smart and Peter Dykhuis have organized
CAPTURE 2014: Nova Scotia Realism. Please follow updates on new exhibition dates here...



Gerard Collins, Self Portrait with Kizzy, oil on canvas, 36 x 24 in.

GERARD COLLINS' Self Portrait with Kizzy


Sonya Mahnic, Two Pigs, oil on canvas, 5 x 10 in.


Sonya Mahnic, White Horse, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 in.


Sonya Mahnic, Puppy, oil on canvas, 6 x 6 in.

Treasures by SONYA MAHNIC



James Wilson, Jemseg Reflection #2, ed. 1 of 5, 23 x 71 in.

JAMES WILSON's photograph has created a buzz with its exquisite beauty...



Tom Forrestall is painting his Mercedes Benz

TOM FORRESTALL has been painting his 1980 Mercedes Benz 300-SD in the showroom of O’Regan’s Mercedes-Benz on Kempt Road in Halifax.

Please watch the CTV video about the project by clicking here...

Joseph Plaskett, STILL LIFE WITH DELPHINIUM, pastel quadtych, framed


Joseph Plaskett, STILL LIFE WITH DELPHINIUM, pastel quadtych, framed



JOSEPH PLASKETT's large framed quadtychs are a sight to behold...



Karen Burk, Narrow Oval Platter (yellow), 21.5 x 8 in.

Congratulations to KAREN BURK for having three pieces from her PARADISE series added to the collection of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada!Click on the image above to see her newest artwork just in at the gallery!

Very excited also that LEE HORUS CLARK had four pieces chosen for the collection of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, including TSUBO below.

All of these pieces will be on permanent display at Canadian Diplomatic Missions abroad!


Lee Horus Clark, Tsubo, stoneware with natural ash glaze


Lee Horus Clark, Tsubo, stoneware with natural ash glaze

Tom Forrestall, Tree, Boundary Line on a Frozen Lake, watercolour, 22.5 x 15 in.




Tom Forrestall, Pine at Grand Lake, watercolour, 15 x 22.5 in.

A new selection of watercolours by TOM FORRESTALL



Henk Gringhuis, Message in a Bottle, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.

The art world has lost yet another artist. We are very sad to learn of the death of HENK GRINGHUIS.
During his battle with cancer, we have seen an optimistic, brave and determined person whose courage was inspiring and his love for life infectious.
We, like his loyal fans, will miss him very much and are so glad to remember him through his art.

Molly Lamb Bobak, OC, RCA
Molly Lamb Bobak (1920 - 2014)

Gallery 78 and its many friends and patrons are very saddened by the passing of MOLLY LAMB BOBAK.
She was legendary in her artwork, her generosity, her stories, her kindness, her intelligence, her humour, her mentoring and
in how fully and completely she lived her life.
How beautifully said by one of the many collectors of her work "Any good I pass along in no small way has to do with Molly's inspiration."
Molly has been been a blessing, a rare gift in the art world, a true friend and we will miss her very much.

To read the obituary, please click here: Molly Lamb Bobak



Colour featuring work by Alexandrya Eaton, Yvon Gallant, Raymond Martin and Brian MacKinnon


Lori Doody, Va Va Va Voom, etching



Lori Doody, Well Heeled II, etching

Lori Doody, Teeny Tiny Bikini

Lori Doody, Kick up your Heels, etching



Please welcome Newfoundland printmaker LORI DOODY
Doody’s whimsical dresses, shoes, boots and swimwear with their quirky titles and sassy design are a fitting tribute to the world of high-fashion –
bringing it down to earth in a truly Atlantic Canadian way. 

Lori Doody, Get My Mitts On, etching

View LORI DOODY's creations on-line

Yolande Clark, Ocean Buddha


Yolande Clark, Jeremy Buddha



Gorgeous buddhas in wood fired porcelain and vases by YOLANDE CLARK

Lee Horus Clark, Whiskey Cups


Lee Horus Clark, Whiskey Cups



A wonderful new selection of porcelain and stoneware whiskey cups and vases by LEE HORUS CLARK



Recent Acquisitions

Robert Rutherford, Steven Rhude and others will form part of this exhibition


Dawn McCracken

Remembering...Works from the Estate

Dawn McCracken, House in Jemseg with Red-Winged Black Bird, 1993, oil on board, 24 x 30 in.



A video of RÉJEAN ROY as he explores, experiences and paints the landscape of the Kennedy Lakes Protected Area

Le Peintre, le canot et la forêt from Réjean Roy on Vimeo.


Stephen May in front of the official portrait of Hon. Herménégilde Chiasson

Congratulations to STEPHEN MAY on the occasion of the unveiling of the official portrait of the 29th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick,
Herménégilde Chiasson. It's a beauty and worth a visit to the NB Legislature!



Jessie Babin's Kingston Prize 2013 submission

Congratulations to JESSIE BABIN on having her work "Valmont" chosen as one of the top 30 finalists for Canada's National Portrait Competition the
2013 Kingston Prize! Her piece won the "People's Choice Award" while the exhibition was on display at Gananoque, QU.

Paul Miller, Doug Moran Portrait Prize finalist, Graham every second Thursday egg tempera, 60 cm x 60 cm

Congratulations also to PAUL MILLER for having this piece "Graham Every Second Thursday" chosen as one of the top 30 finalists for Australia's National Portrait Competition the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize!

Michael Khoury, untitled (Cathedral), oil on board




David McKay, Nestled in the Mist, watercolour, 14 x 10 in.



New works from the secondary market of the Christ Church Cathedral by MICHAEL KHOURY, DAVID MCKAY and a portrait by PEGI NICOL MACLEOD

Pegi Nicol MacLeod, Frowning Face, oil on board, 20 x 16 in.



Dawn McCracken

Dawn McCracken (1935-2013)

Dawn McCracken's paintings are a gift to all those who love the New Brunswick landscape. A meticulous, gifted painter whose passion for the beauty around her is so evident in her work. It is with great sadness that we say good bye to her friendship and generosity, her perpetual compassion for the creatures of the wild, her wit and intellect. We are blessed to cherish her legacy in her artwork.

Dawn McCracken, untitled, oil on board, 36 x 48 in.

Inge Pataki received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal from Hon. Craig Leonard

Congratulations to Inge Pataki who received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal from Hon. Craig Leonard
for Inge's significant contributions and achievements to the arts in Fredericton and New Brunswick.



From Nikki's video archives, two video stories by Bruno Bobak have been posted (the other on Bruno's printmaker page).

This one features lunch with Molly and Bruno in March 2010, Bruno recounts a humorous memory from Vancouver as a young artist.
Bruno had a dry sense of humour and was a wonderful storyteller.







Bruno Bobak (1923 - 2012)

Bruno Bobak was an icon in the Canadian art world. Fredericton, New Brunswick and Canada
have been blessed by his creativity, his energy, his presence and his support.
Gallery 78 has been privileged to have his work as artist as well as his excellent counsel and guidance.
He has been a true friend and we will miss him very much.




Downtown Fredericton, Science East, Gallery 78 all featured in a CTV ad....