Shurniak Art Gallery offers visitors the opportunity to experience an outstanding collection of original international and Canadian art. A significant portion of the founder’s permanent collection is always on display with changes made periodically.
In addition, one display room is allocated for exhibiting works of art by invited emerging and established artists, as well as OSAC “Arts on the Move” exhibitions.
Shurniak Art Gallery primarily displays the extensive art collection of William Shurniak on a rotating basis.
It was established to function as the permanent home of this private collection of international and Canadian paintings, sculptures, and artifacts, amassed over a period of about 50 years.
An interesting assortment of handcrafted items enhances the permanent collection. Outdoor sculptures by renowned artists Robert Davidson and Joe Fafard are featured in the grounds of the gallery. A library of art books is available for visitors to browse through while relaxing in comfortable sofas and chairs.
The diverse international collection includes a substantial number of paintings, scrolls, rugs, and furniture from China, Southeast Asia, Middle East, and European. Australian selections include examples of Aboriginal paintings and carvings. Canadian works are eclectic and wide-ranging. Local Saskatchewan art adds regional interest to the anthology.
Assiniboia and District Arts Council
The Arts Council maintains an office in the Gallery. Several OSAC (Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils) “Saskatchewan… Arts on the Move” exhibitions are held each year, facilitated by Assiniboia & District Arts Council.
The Arts Council coordinates 50+ community-minded volunteers to assist in the Gallery. Please call (306) 642-5294 for more information about becoming a Gallery volunteer.
Programming and Education
The Gallery is committed to excellence in programming and education. We serve the community by providing arts exposure to all ages. Visual, literary, and musical experiences engage visitors in appreciating the wide world of culture. The arts matter! Come, enjoy the experience!
Wanted new volunteers for Shurniak Gallery!
The Arts Council coordinates 50+ community-minded volunteers to assist in the Gallery. Please contact us for more information about becoming a Gallery volunteer.