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The Bearclaw Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta carries a diverse selection of Canadian First Nations art including traditional Native and Inuit arts and crafts, original paintings and sculpture.

The gallery features works by internationally acclaimed First Nations artists Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Alex Janvier (all of whom are recipients of the Order of Canada), Jane Ash Poitras,  Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, Aaron Paquette, Jason Carter, Linus Woods and many other Canadian native artists and Inuit artists.

Exhibitions

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Annual Christmas Exhibition

Join us Saturday, December 3rd for our Annual Christmas Exhibition including new works from Jason Carter, Jane Ash Poitras, Ronnie Simon, and Linus Woods. There will also be a wonderful selection of works by Jim Logan, Daphne Odjig, Leo Arcand, Jessica Desmoulin, Aaron Paquette, Maxine Noel and other gallery artists. Come between 1 and 4 PM for refreshments and to meet Jane Ash Poitras, Linus Woods and Ronnie Simon.
*All works can be taken at time of purchase*

We also have a wide selection of Inuit Soapstone Sculptures, Dreamcatchers, Bead Work, Moccasins, North West Coast Silver Jewllery, Pewter Jewellery, Scarves, Birch Bark Baskets, Smudge Pots, Mugs and other gift items.

News

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Waiting

Opening Saturday, November 5th “Waiting”, New Acrylic Works by Jim Logan

The past year has been one of optimism for many Aboriginal people in Canada; there is finally a bit of hope for recognition of historical wrongs. It is, I believe, the beginning of a new relationship, one where Aboriginal voices are being listened to by those in power to make the necessary changes to improve the conditions in which many Aboriginal people find themselves. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission findings are fundamental in the development of this new relationship – the inquiry to missing and murdered Aboriginal women is a positive indicator that the Federal Government seriously wants to be proactive in building this new relationship. I am waiting, my work in this exhibit remains skeptical perhaps, I know poverty will not diminish overnight, nor will reconciliation be possible for many people. I know that relationship building takes time. I have left little hints of these ongoing issues in this body of work. You will see red dresses, either hanging on clotheslines or being worn in the works in reference to missing and murdered Aboriginal women in support of Jamie Black’s REDress Project, you will see the run down churches in reference to a federal forced assimilation. The works also include our people’s spirituality and exhibits our endurance to be who we are, not what a government wants us to be. -Jim Logan

The exhibition continues through to November 17.