June 24 - July 6, 2005

© Tivadar Bote

© Tivadar Bote

Lest We Forget
“The exhibit features the responses of 24 prominent Canadian graphic designers  to the subjects of war, anti-war and peace. This show challenges viewers to think differently and perhaps act differently.”

Sylvain Voyer

Sylvain Voyer is one of Alberta’s senior and most admired  artists. The Works is proud to unveil a large canvas he started in NYC in 1967 (Canada’s Centennial) and continued to work on over the years until he completed the canvas in 2005 and in time to exhibit it for Alberta’s Centennial.



© Orest Semchishen

© Orest Semchishen

Through Alberta Eyes
Orest Semchishen

The Works International Visual Arts Society salutes the Alberta Centennial with this exhibition of photographs that represent the diverse cultural fabric that is Alberta. Semchishen’s photographs range from images of religious architecture, grain elevators and people in their workplace to images of people from different parts of the province including Hutterite colonies, northern trappers, aboriginal families and member of the Japanese, Chinese and Sikh communities.


Garry J Williams

Atavism, a memory of what went before. Each large, lidded ceramic vessels with a bronze-cast animal that is endangered and indigenous to Alberta on the top.


© Ric Kokotovich

© Ric Kokotovich

Water Lilies
Ric Kokotovich

Digitally manipulated, large-scale double exposures in the camera  juxtapose the human form with nature and create a sense of altered reality or fantasy.

Joseph Reeder
A Tribute Joseph Reeder
curated by Debra Cherniawski-Durrer

This exhibition is a tribute to one of Alberta’s most inspirational and spiritually charged art educators who professed capturing the essence of life by embracing the soul, and having the courage to express our personal vision.

Joseph Reeder passed away in May 2004.

An Indelible era: 25 Influential Years 
An Exhibition of Red Deer College Alumni mentored by Charles Wissinger and Joseph Reeder

Organized by Dawn Saunders Dahl

Over 30 Red Deer College Alumni and The Works Festival employees from across the country were represented in this exhibit.  Wissinger and Reeder were instrumental leaders.  Their avid support of The Works became a gateway and learning tool which opened the doors into the professional art world. The Red Deer College and The Works collaboration left and “Indelible” mark on Alberta Art History through its artists, exhibits and festival events.

The Wissinger Collection; 
20 Years of International Ceramics

The World Trade Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 

A display of ceramics by artists who participated in the on-going Works/Red Deer College collaboration with Chuck Wissinger.  The work reflects a broad based inclusiveness of philosophies, working styles and techniques.  Sponsored in part by The Royal Norwegian Consulate.

The Works “Give Us 13 Days and We’ll Turn You Into a Lover – Mind Altering” Featured Artist Exhibits

 Ian Birse, “Bell Curve,” City Hall, #1 Sir Winston Churchill Square.

Gerry Morita, “Flotsam,” City Hall.

“Kids Draw Furniture,” Stanley A. Milner Public Library, #7 Sir Winston Churchill Square.

Dawn Saunders Dahl, curator, “An Indelible Era: 25 Influential Years, former students of Chuck Wissinger and Joseph Reeder,” Stanley A. Milner Public Library.

Alison Miyauchi, curator, “Lest We Forget,” Citadel Theatre, 9828 Jasper Avenue.

Amy Loewan and Yayoi Hirano, “Mask: Installation/Performance,” Red Strap Market, 10305 97 Street.

Jack Sures, “Bandicoot Heaven,” Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, 10065 100 Street.

Steven Heinbecker, “Songs of Place,” Telus Building, 10025 Jasper Avenue.

Gordon Snyder, curator, “The Works 20th Anniversary Exhibition,” World Trade Centre, 9990 Jasper Avenue.

Chuck Wissinger, curator, “The Wissinger Collection: 20 Years of International Ceramics,” World Trade Centre.

Sylvain Voyer, “1967,” World Trade Centre.

Garry J. Williams, “Atavism,” Bank of Montreal, 10199 101 Street.

John Koerner, “Looking Back,” Capital’s Restaurant, Sutton Place Hotel, 10235 101 Street.

Sandra Bromley and Wallis Kendal, “Gun Sculpture,” Churchill Square.

Gerry Rasmussen, “Art Start Mural,” Churchill Square.

Bill Damur, “A Pas de Deux Mechanique,” Churchill Square.

Debra Cherniawski-Durrer, “Joseph Reeder – A Tribute to Joseph Reeder,” Manulife Place 10180 101 Street.

Orest Semchishen, “Through Alberta Eyes,” Works Gallery, Commerce Place, 10150 Jasper Avenue.

Derek Stefanuk, “Theatre Nocturne,” Commerce Place.

Ric Kokotovich, “Water Lillies,” Scotia Place, 10060 Jasper Avenue.

April Mercredi, “Talking Stick Art,” Edmonton Journal, 10006 101 Street.

Roberto Mazzetto and Caitlin Wells, “Reflessioni,” MacEwan Room Grant MacEwan College, 10700 104 Avenue.

Xiacheng Li, Tianning Lu, Yulin Wang, “Spirits from China,” Rigoletto’s Café, 10068 108 Street.

Chuck Wissinger, Louise McKinney Park.


Featured Community Arts Groups, Post Secondary Institutions, Art Organizations, Workshops

 Edmonton and Area High School Photographers, “Snapshots Retrospective,” City Hall.

Edmonton Public Schools, “Best of High School Portfolio Award Exhibit,” Kids in the Hall Bistro, City Hall.

Edmonton Art Gallery, Anthony Kiendl and Catherine Crowston, curators, “The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art,” #2 Sir Winston Churchill Square.

Juried by Industrial Designers of Edmonton Association (IDEA), “*THAW,” Red Strap Market.

La Societe francophone du Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta, “Jazz’Art,” Red Strap Market.

Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP), Andy Fabo, “The Digital Distillery,” 10309 97 Street.

Film and Video Arts Society (FAVA), “Screenings in the Big Tent,” “Mobile Visions,” Churchil Square.

Canada Day Poster Challenge, CBC, Edmonton City Centre East, 100 Street and 102 Avenue.

Grant MacEwan College, Fine Art Program Students, “Mesh,” 10700 104 Avenue.

Latitude 53 Centre for Contemporary Visual Culture, 10248 106 Street.

ArtsHab, “It’s F-ing Hot!” 10217 106 Street.

Alberta Craft Council, Angelika Werth, “The Madelines and Waistcoats;” Shirley Rimer, “My House is Your House,” 10186 106 Street.

Harcourt House Art Centre, “All You Can Art – the 17th Annual WECAN Society’s Member’s Exhibition;” Lucky #13 Annual Naked Show,” 10215 112 Street.

Visual Arts Alberta (VAA), “Diversity 2,” 10215 112 Street.

University of Alberta, “Painting Alberta: Three Decades of MFA UofA Graduates,” Fine Arts Building (FAB) Gallery, 112 Street & 89 Avenue.

University of Alberta Hospital, “Inside the Dress,” McMullen Gallery, 8440 112 Street.

Unversity of Alberta Extension Centre, Noni Boyle, Brenda Malkinson, Agnieszka Matejko, “Touch Me,” Extension Centre Gallery, 8303 112 Street.

Alberta College of Art and Design, “Art in Motion: Powering Creativity,” on a bus