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Don Mabie and Sandra Vida of The New Gallery
Don Mabie and Sandra Vida of The New Gallery
PA-3848-1

The New Gallery fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Incorporation documents/bylaws/manuals. -- 1976-2001
Series 2 Minutes. -- 1978-2002
Series 3 Annual reports. -- 1975-1999
Series 4 History. -- 1975-2007
Series 5 Programming/exhibitions/events/activities. -- 1975-2006
Series 6 Press/publications. -- 1975-2007
Series 7 Advocacy/artists' community. -- 1987-2005
Series 8 Financial records. -- 1976-2001
Series 9 Fundraising. -- 1983-2006
Series 10 Grants. -- 1976-2005
Series 11 Facilities/locations/insurance. -- 1987-2007
Series 12 Board/staff/other personnel. -- 1986-2001
Series 13 Affiliated organizations. -- 1975-2008
Series 14 Photographs. -- 1987-1996
Series 15 Videos. -- 1994-2007
Series 16 Unprocessed records. -- 1970s-2000s

Inventory

Series 1 Incorporation documents/bylaws/manuals. -- 1976-2001. -- 6 cm of textual records.
M-9375-1 Incorporation documents/bylaws/manuals. -- 1976-2001.
M-9375-2 General corporate matters. -- 1979-1998.
Series 2 Minutes. -- 1978-2002. -- 31.5 cm of textual records. -- Series consists of minutes from the board, various sub-committees and annual general meetings. Includes documents pertaining to issues raised during meetings such as programming, staffing, budgets and press. Series is incomplete.
M-9375-3 Minutes. -- 1978-1981.
M-9375-4 Minutes. -- 1982-1983.
M-9375-5 Minutes. -- 1984-1986.
M-9375-6 Minutes. -- 1987.
M-9375-7 Minutes. -- 1988.
M-9375-8 Minutes. -- 1989.
M-9375-9 Minutes. -- 1990.
M-9375-10 Minutes. -- 1991.
M-9375-11 Minutes. -- 1992.
M-9375-12 Minutes. -- 1993.
M-9375-13 Minutes. -- 1994.
M-9375-14 Minutes. -- 1995.
M-9375-15 Minutes. -- 1996.
M-9375-16 Minutes. -- 1997.
M-9375-17 Minutes. -- 1998-1999.
M-9375-18 Minutes. -- 2000.
M-9375-19 Minutes. -- 2001-2002.
Series 3 Annual reports. -- 1975-1999. - 4 cm of textual records. -- Series consists of annual reports from 1975, 1987-1992, 1995 and 1999. Includes activity/attendance overview, finances, budgets, press etc. The gallery did not make annual reports on a regular basis. Series is incomplete.
M-9375-20 Annual reports. -- 1975-1990. Includes reports for 1975-76, 1987, 1987-88, 1989-90.
M-9375-21 Annual reports. -- 1990-1999. Includes reports for 1990-1992, 1995, 1999.
Series 4 History. -- 1975-2007. -- 2.5 cm of textual records. -- Series consists of brief histories written at various stages of the gallery's existence as well as lectures and essays about the history of the gallery and artist-run culture generally. See also The First 10: 1975-1985 (call number 708. 1123 032f #)and Silver: 25 Years of Artist-Run Culture (call number 708. 1123 N5325 #) both held by the Glenbow library.
M-9375-22 Brief histories. -- 1975-2007.
M-9375-23 Lectures/essays. -- 1983-2007.
Series 5 Programming/exhibitions/events/activities. -- 1975-2006. -- 36 cm of textual records. -- Series consists of extensive posters, exhibition catalogues and flyers, programming summaries, correspondence, press, budgets and expenses regarding the exhibitions, programs, events and activities taking place at The New Gallery. See also The First 10: 1975-1985 (call number 708. 1123 032f #) and Silver: 25 Years of Artist-Run Culture (call number 708. 1123 N5325 #) for a complete list of exhibitions from 1975-2000. See also Series 6: Press and Publications for more information regarding Scotch and Cigars: The Life and Work of Jeff Viner exhibit.

Some of the posters have been scanned. Scanned Document View now.
M-9375-24 Programming/exhibitions/events/activities. -- 1983-1990.
M-9375-25 Programming/exhibitions/events/activities. -- 1993-1996.
M-9375-26 Programming/exhibitions/events/activities. -- 1996-1997.
M-9375-27 Programming/exhibitions/events/activities. -- 1997-2006.
M-9375-28 Mon Pays C'est Hiver exhibit records part 1. -- 1985-1988.
M-9375-29 Mon Pays C'est Hiver exhibit records part 2. -- 1985-1989.
M-9375-30 Feat of Others: Art Against Racism exhibit records. -- 1990.
M-9375-31 Programming expenses. -- 1994-2000.
M-9375-32 Guest books. -- 1997-2003.
M-9375-33 Guest books. -- 1999-2001.
M-9375-34 Contracts between gallery/artists. -- 1997.
M-9375-35 Incoming correspondence. -- 1994-1996.
M-9375-36 Outgoing correspondence. -- 1994-1996.
M-9375-37 Faxes. -- 1994-1996.
M-9375-38 Miscellaneous programming/exhibitions/events/activities. -- [ca. 1987-2007.]
M-9442- oversize box and oversize folders Posters. -- 1970s-2006. -- Consists of extensive posters for Clouds 'n' Water, Off Centre Centre and The New Gallery exhibitions, programs and events.
Series 6 Press/publications. -- 1975-2007. -- 43 cm of textual records. -- The New Gallery maintained a thorough collection of press clippings relating both directly to the gallery and to the arts community in general. Periodically, they created Media Logs listing and dating the articles in which they were mentioned in the press. The newsletters are incomplete. See also Series 10: Grants - The New Gallery Artist Project Grants for publications by House Press, an affiliate of The New Gallery.
M-9375-39 Press clippings/media logs. -- 1975-1984.
M-9375-40 Press releases. -- 1980-1983.
M-9375-41 Press releases. -- 1984-1987.
M-9375-42 Press clippings/media logs. -- 1985-1988.
M-9375-43 Press clippings. -- 1989-1990.
M-9375-44 Press clippings. -- 1991-1995.
M-9375-45 Press clippings. -- 1997-2007.
M-9375-46 Nancy Tousley bibliography. -- 1978-1983. Tousley was a prominent art writer for the Calgary Herald.
M-9375-47 Arts related press clippings. -- 1981-1988.
M-9375-48 Clippings re: funding. -- 1978-1993
M-9375-49 Catalogue information. -- 1987-2002.
M-9375-50 Miscellaneous publication information. -- [ca. 1980-2000].
M-9375-51 Scotch and Cigars: The Work of Jeff Viner. -- 2000.
M-9375-52 Cookartbooks. -- 1985, 1998.
M-9375-53 Silver information part 1. -- 1999-2000.
M-9375-54 Silver information part 2. -- 2000.
M-9375-55 Silver. -- 2000.
M-9375-56 Newsletters. -- 1989-2006.
M-9375-57 Miscellaneous and undated press. -- [ca. 1981-1997].
Series 7 Advocacy/artists' community. -- 1987-2005. -- 19 cm of textual records. -- The New Gallery devoted considerable time to advocating and lobbying for artists, artist-run centres and the arts community generally, as well as fostering positive relationships with other arts organizations locally, regionally and nationally. See also Series 13: Affiliated Organizations, especially files 117-129 re: ANNPAC.
M-9375-58 Status of the artist. -- 1988-1989
M-9375-59 Miscellaneous letter writing campaigns. -- [ca. 1999-2002].
M-9375-60 Professional development conferences. -- 1994-2007.
M-9375-61 Miscellaneous reports re: artist-run centres and funding. -- [before 1988].
M-9375-62 Government funding letting writing campaign. -- 1987-1988.
M-9375-63 Provincial funding issues. -- 1993-1995.
M-9375-64 Canadian Conference of the Arts advocacy committee. -- 1995.
M-9375-65 OBORO correspondence re: arts community funding part 1. -- 1998-1999.
M-9375-66 OBORO correspondence re: arts community funding part 2. -- 1999-2000.
M-9375-67 Telus visual arts centre building project. -- 2003-2005.
M-9375-68 Artist-run centre community/affiliated organizations on advocacy. -- 1987-2005.
M-9375-69 Arts development in Calgary. -- 1997-2004.
Series 8 Financial records. -- 1976-2001. -- 5.5 cm of textual records. -- All financial records are unaudited.
M-9375-70 Financial records. -- 1976-1990.
M-9375-71 Financial records. -- 1991-2001.
Series 9 Fundraising. -- 1983-2006. -- 4 cm of textual records. - Series contains only a limited number of fundraising activities. See also Series 14: Photographs for images of 1994 Mid-Winter Silent Auction.
M-9375-72 Attempts at corporate fundraising. -- 1991.
M-9375-73 Square Deal Auction. -- 1992.
M-9375-74 Mid-Winter Silent Auctions. -- 1993-2003.
M-9375-75 Donation receipts. -- 1996.
M-9375-76 The New Gallery fundraiser. -- 2006.
M-9375-77 Miscellaneous fundraising/volunteer services. -- 1983-1985.
Series 10 Grants. -- 1976-2005. -- 50.5 cm of textual records. - Grant applications often included summary of projected programming, current financial records, projected budget, press coverage, evidence of collaboration with other galleries, contracts with artists etc. Calgary Region Arts Foundation assigned specific liaisons to applicant galleries who often attended meetings, exhibits and events held by the gallery.
M-9375-78 Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) grant applications/information. -- 1976-1987.
M-9375-79 Correspondence re: Alberta Foundation for the Arts funding cuts. -- 1987.
M-9375-80 Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant applications/information. -- 1987-1989.
M-9375-81 Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant applications/information. -- 1990-1991.
M-9375-82 Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant applications/information. -- 1992-1993.
M-9375-83 Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant applications/information. -- 1993-2002.
M-9375-84 Calgary Region Arts Foundation (CRAF) grant correspondence. -- 1985-1994.
M-9375-85 Calgary Region Arts Foundation grant applications/information. -- 1978-1983.
M-9375-86 Calgary Region Arts Foundation grant applications/information. -- 1984-1989.
M-9375-87 Calgary Region Arts Foundation grant applications/information. -- 1989-1992.
M-9375-88 Calgary Region Arts Foundation grant applications/information. -- 1994-1995.
M-9375-89 Calgary Region Arts Foundation grant applications/information. -- 1996-1999.
M-9375-90 Calgary Community Lottery Board grant applications/information. -- 1998.
M-9375-91 Calgary Community Lottery Board grant applications/information. -- 1998-2002.
M-9375-92 The New Gallery artist project grants. -- 1997-1999.
M-9375-93 Miscellaneous grants. -- 1975-1997.
M-9375-94 Miscellaneous grants. -- 2000-2005.
Series 11 Facilities/locations/insurance. -- 1987-2007. -- 12.5 cm of textual records. - The New Gallery, then called Clouds 'n' Water Gallery was located at 516 9th Avenue SW from 1975-1980. Due to the arrival of a nightclub next door, the gallery moved to the Neilson Building at 118 8th Ave SW in 1980 and changed its name to Off Centre Centre. In 1987 a fire set to the lawyer's office below Off Centre Centre caused significant smoke damage to the gallery, prompting amove to 110 11th Ave SW (a space then shared with Paul Kuhn Gallery and Stride Gallery) and a name change to The New Gallery. The New Gallery moved in 1995 to 110 8th Avenue and again in 1996 to 516 9th Avenue, the original Clouds 'n' Water location. In 2007, they relocated to Eau Claire Market. See also Series 14: Photographs for images of various locations of The New Gallery.
M-9375-95 Renovation budget/plan. -- 1987.
M-9375-96 City licenses. -- 1987-1992.
M-9375-97 Location search. -- 1995-1996.
M-9375-98 Noise complaint from The New Gallery. -- 1997.
M-9375-99 Lease and related correspondence. -- 1987-1996.
M-9375-100 Plus 15 window project. -- 1996-1997.
M-9375-101 The New Gallery relations with neighbouring Embassy Nightclub. -- 1997.
M-9375-102 Property tax exemptions. -- 1997-1998.
M-9375-103 The New Gallery Signage. -- 1998.
M-9375-104 Land title search. -- 2002.
M-9375-105 Documents re: The New Gallery front space. -- 2007.
M-9375-106 The New Gallery floor plan. -- [ca. 1996].
M-9375-107 Facility search. -- 2002.
M-9375-108 Insurance. -- 1991-2004.
Series 12 Board/staff/other personnel. -- 1986-2001. -- 6.5 cm of textual records. -- Series contains only a limited number of documents regarding staff/board issues. See also Series 2: Minutes for information regarding the board/staff.
M-9375-109 Documents re: Don Mabie's resignation. -- 1988.
M-9375-110 Documents re: Sandra Vida's termination of employment. -- 1994-1995.
M-9375-111 Documents and correspondence re: Board of Directors. -- 1980-2001.
M-9375-112 The New Gallery Board of Directors development and reference. -- 1993-1995.
M-9375-113 Documents re: The New Gallery Advisory Board. -- 1986-1990.
Series 13 Affiliated organizations. -- 1975-2008. -- 49.5 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of documents regarding various arts organizations that were either affiliates or off-shoots of The New Gallery. -- Dandelion was another artist-run centre that opened several months before Clouds 'n' Water. Often collaborating with Clouds 'n' Water and Parachute Centre for Cultural Affairs, it operated until 1978, at which point it closed its doors and focussed on its arts and literary publication of the same name. An incomplete set of Dandelion magazines are available at the Glenbow library. See also Series 4: History. -- ANNPAC, or the Association of National Non-Profit Artist Run Centres, was an organization designed to lobby for the common goals and values of the Canadian artist-run centre community. The New Gallery (then Off Centre Centre) was central in the formation of ANNPAC. In 1992, it became the Artist-Run Network (ARN).
M-9375-114 Acronyms of affiliated organizations. -- [ca. 1997].
M-9375-115 Alberta Association of Art Galleries. -- 1983-2000.
M-9375-116 Alberta College of Art and Design. -- 2003-2006. Consists of documents re: student practicums at The New Gallery.
M-9375-117 ANNPAC (Association of National Non-Profit Artist Run Centres) Part 1. -- [ca. 1979-1983]. Meetings etc.
M-9375-118 ANNPAC Part 2. -- [ca. 1984]. Correspondence etc.
M-9375-119 ANNPAC Part 3. -- [ca. 1983-1985]. Meetings etc.
M-9375-120 ANNPAC Part 4. -- [ca. 1983-1984]. Meetings, finances etc.
M-9375-121 ANNPAC Part 5. -- [ca. 1983-1984]. Correspondence etc.
M-9375-122 ANNPAC Part 6. -- [ca. 1981]. Correspondence etc.
M-9375-123 ANNPAC Part 7. -- [ca. 1982]. Programming at member galleries.
M-9375-124 ANNPAC Part 8. -- [ca. 1982]. Budgets at member galleries.
M-9375-125 ANNPAC Part 9. -- [ca. 1984-1986]. Meetings, correspondence etc.
M-9375-126 ANNPAC Part 10. -- [ca. 1984-1994]. Miscellaneous.
M-9375-127 ANNPAC general information. -- 1994-1996.
M-9375-128 ANNPAC conference on interdisciplinary art. -- 1977.
M-9375-129 ANNPAC on racial equality. -- 1992.
M-9375-130 British Arts Council. -- 1990-1997.
M-9375-131 Calgary Arts Facility Association. -- [ca. 1997].
M-9375-132 Calgary Council for All Arts. -- 1987.
M-9375-133 Calgary Professional Arts Alliance. -- 1993-2001.
M-9375-134 Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. -- 1981-1989. A Calgary artist-run centre devoted to media arts.
M-9375-135 Calgary Transition to Independence. -- [ca. 2004].
M-9375-136 Canadian Artists' Representation/le Front des Artistes Canadiens (CARFAC). -- 1981-2003.
M-9375-137 Canadian Conference for the Arts. -- 1987-2001.
M-9375-138 Council for Business and the Arts in Canada (CBAC) annual surveys of heritage institutions. -- 1990-1999.
M-9375-139 Council for Business and the Arts in Canada (CBAC) annual surveys of heritage institutions. -- 1999-2005.
M-9375-140 Dandelion Folk Art Show. -- [ca. 1977]. Consists of negatives, contact prints, press clippings, correspondence etc.
M-9375-141 Dandelion negatives and contact prints part 1. -- [ca. 1975-1977].
M-9375-142 Dandelion negatives and contact prints part 2. -- [ca. 1975-1977].
M-9375-143 Dandelion photos, transparencies, artwork etc. -- [ca. 1975-1977].
M-9375-144 Dandelion posters, programming and press. -- [ca. 1975-1977]. Two items have been scanned. Scanned Document View now.
M-9375-145 EM/Media. -- [ca. 1982-2005]. Consists of information on EM/Media's predecessor, Centre Art Video, incorporation documents, relations between EM/Media and The New Gallery, miscellaneous budgets/minutes, correspondence etc.
M-9375-146 Quickdraw animation society. -- 1998. Contains documents re: Quickdraw animation society, a Calgary artist-run centre.
M-9375-147 Statistics Canada survey of heritage insitutions. -- 1989-2008.
M-9375-148 Miscellaneous galleries. -- [ca. 2004].
Series 14

Photographs - PA-3848-(1-58). -- [ca. 1987-1996]. -- 58 photographs. -- The series consists of views of the gallery in its 11th Avenue location, 9th Avenue location and Neilson Building location; views of the 1994 Silent Auction and other miscellaneous images.

Some of these photographs have been scanned. View now.

Series 15 Videos. -- 1994-2007. -- 11 video cassettes. -- The series consists of footage of media clips, gallery/exhibitions views and performance art. -- Copyright for most videos held by CBC, CTV, A-Channel and other television stations.
M-9375-149 The New Gallery report on Channel 7. -- 1994.
M-9375-150 The New Gallery media clips. -- 1998-1999.
M-9375-151 The New Gallery media clips annotated for Canada Council grant. -- 2000.
M-9375-152 The New Gallery selected media clips. -- [after 1988].
M-9375-153 The New Gallery selected media clips. -- 2001.
M-9375-154 The New Gallery selected media clips. -- 1998-2000.
M-9375-155 The New Gallery selected media clips -- 1998.
M-9375-156 The New Gallery footage on artist trading cards first anniversary. -- 1998. -- Copyright held by Katy Duncan.
M-9375-157 The New Gallery: Performance Video Sound Extravaganza. -- 1999.
M-9375-158 The New Gallery selected media clips. -- 2000.
M-9375-159 CBC interview with Sigrid Mahr re: cultural spaces. -- 2007.
Series 16 Unprocessed records. -- 1970s-2000s. -- This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.
M-9442 Unprocessed records. -- 1970s-2000s. -- 60 cm of textual records. -- Consists of press releases, fund-raising data and cassette recordings of meetings, and interviews. [accession 2010.067]
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