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Joanne Hunt, Sunday Evening, oil on board, 24 x 20 in.

JOANNE HUNT beautifully captures the evening light on that last cup of tea...


Joanne Hunt, Anticipation, watercolour, 7 x 5 in.jpg

JOANNE HUNT's thoughts of summer...

Joanne Hunt, Spring Fever, watercolour, 5 x 7



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...



Sophie helps Kim with the door prize draw

Sophie helps Kim with the door prize draw of a LEE HORUS CLARK beer stein after Advantage NB and the Chamber's Tri-City Mixer.
Congratulations to Alexandra Daigle - this is the perfect mug for an entire Picaroons Beer!

Werner Arnold

Werner Arnold, Vroom, Vroom, pine and acrylic, 11.5 x 19 x 8.25 in.

Out of my Sketchbook




To Molly with Love: A Celebration of Art and Life

Molly by Bruno Bobak

Par amour pour Molly: une célébration de l'art et de la vie

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Anny Scoones invite you to join us at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery on  Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 5 pm.
Refreshments will be served

La Galerie d'art Beaverbrook et Anny Scoones vous invitent à vous joindre à eux à la Galerie d'art Beaverbrook le jeudi 24 avril 2014 à 17 h.
Un goûter sera servi.

For more information contact/pour plus d’information contacter:

Adda Mihailescu, Art Educator, Manager of Public Programs/Educatrice artistique, Directrice des programmes publics   
Galerie d’art Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Tel: (506) 458-2032



This has got to be an April Fool's Joke!

Greetings from blustery New Brunswick on a spring-like April 1, 2014

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

David McKay, Barns and Rock Wall, egg tempera, 9.75 x 10.75 in.


David McKay, Evening Lights, egg tempera on panel, 9.5 x 14 in.



DAVID MCKAY's egg tempera paintings magically capture the changing seasons...

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

Réjean Roy, Vers le Lac Nigadoo, oil on board, 10 x 12 in.



Réjean Roy, Petite Chute sur la rivière aux Ormes, 2013, oil on canvas, 10 x 12 in.


Réjean Roy, Petite chute en hiver, 2014, oil on board, 10 x 12 in.



RÉJEAN ROY'S recent sketches of the Northern New Brunswick landscape and Québec...

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


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



"Winter in St. John's"by BRUNO BOBAK and "Comfort"

Bruno Bobak, Comfort, oil on canvas, 60 x 40 in.


Joanne Hunt, Sweet, oil on board, 10 x 10 in.




Amber Lounder, Floral I, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 in.



Kristyn Cooper, Pillow Heart Earring

Heart shaped earrings and necklaces by

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


Maud Lewis, Oxen, c. 1953,  oil on beaverboard, 11.5 x 12 in.

An iconic MAUD LEWIS oxen painting c. 1953

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.

The snowy view across the river and the walking bridge from the gallery


The view toward the cathedral from the gallery



What beautiful views from the gallery following our recent showstorms...

Sophie and Nikki drawing for the $250 gift certificate


They've got a winner!



Sophie and Nikki Thériault make the draw for our Black Friday/Cyber Monday $250 gift certificate draw...

Réjean Roy

Le Canot Bleu

Réjean Roy, Georgian Bay Coast Sunset, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in.


Christmas Choice

A Group Exhibition

Ann Balch, Swan Lake, watercolour with acrylic archival varnish, 4 x 4 in.



click on the images to reach the webpages... new pieces arriving regularly for the Christmas Choice exhibition - please click on the image to see!

Ann Manuel, Tension, oil on board, 30 x 24 in.

Following residencies in 2013 at the Arte-Studio Ginestrelle artist residency, a collection of created work by international artists
is being presented at the presigious Art Gallery Le Logge in Assisi, Italy.
The exhibition is entitled International Contemporary Art Exhibition, was on display from November 30 - December 8, 2013 and included work by

The catalogue of the exhibition may be viewed on-line by clicking here...


Stephen May, Self Portrait as a Dead Man, oil on board

The Governor General's Award winning author Douglas Glover who is currently writer-in-residence at UNB created "numéro cinq" an on-line
literary and art publication. This month he features STEPHEN MAY's

"Beauty and the Brothel of Illustration: An Impractical Guide to Making Art"

David McKay

Near the River

David McKay, RCA, October Morning Mist (From Home), watercolour, 21 x 27 in.

David is joined by Sharon Tracy and granddaughter Olivia

Artist David McKay is joined by his partner Sharon Tracy and granddaughter Olivia at the opening of "Near the River"


Vicki MacLean

Of the Sea, By the Sea

Vicki MacLean, At Sea, oil on board, 16 x 26 in.

Artist Vicki MacLean is joined by daughter Ann MacLean at her artist's reception

Ann MacLean joins her mother, artist Vicki MacLean for the opening of "Of the Sea, By the Sea". The exhibition continues until November 24th

Monica Lacey, Rust and Wind, watercolour on hot press paper, 11 x 7 in.

New work by MONICA LACEY


RFM McInnis, Model Seated on Studio Floor,2013, oil on masonite, 16 x 12 in.

An exquisite seated model by RFM McINNIS




Nikki Thériault speaks with DAVID MCKAY as he prepares for his exhibition "Near the River"



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!


Toby Graser, Series #1, oil on canvas, 37 in. diameter

Vintage TOBY GRASER pieces available...


Bruno Bobak, Upper Keswick Swamp, oil on board, 7 x 11 in.

A BRUNO BOBAK view from Upper Keswick (from a few years ago!)

Leigh Merritt, Blue Bottle with Slip


Leigh Merritt, Green Bottle, porcelain, 12.75 x 7.75 in.



New porcelain vessels with crystalline glazes by LEIGH MERRITT



Jack Humphrey, oil on canvas, 18.5 x 24.5 in.

A rare oil landscape by JACK W. HUMPHREY



Stephen May

... AND THEN....

Bench under the lilacs, oil on board, 20 x 24 in.


Garden Creek Falls, oil on board, 16 x 20 in


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.



Monica Macdonald


Monica Macdonald, Perched, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12 in.



Monica Macdonald, Red Bird Blue, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 4 in.




Monica Macdonald, Bird Bond, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 4 in.



Monica Macdonald, Night Birds, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12 in.



Christopher Harding


Screens, installed

Eric Budovitch


Eric Budovitch, Heard, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in.


Kristen Bishop


Kristen Bishop's Life Circles Exhibition



What do Mary Walsh, David Blackwood, Robert Ghiz, Joel Plaskett, Janice Harvey and Alexandrya Eaton have in common?

They have all been featured on In Conversation by Bell Aliant...

We are very excited that Tristram Clark, an independent TV producer in St. John's NL has produced an interview with Alexandrya Eaton for a TV show called In Conversation with host Roger Bill. In Conversation airs biweekly on Community One (Channel 1 on Bell Aliant's Fibre Op TV) in all four Atlantic Canadian provinces and all the episodes stream on the show's website at: To view the show, please click below...

In Conversation with Alexandrya Eaton 



Alexandrya Eaton, Memory of Pink Roses, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in.


Alexandrya Eaton, Dance, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in.



James Wilson, Undercarriage Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge (Fredericton)



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....