Southwest Open

June 24 – August 20, 2022

Open Fridays and Saturdays 1 – 5 pm.

Public reception and talk Saturday, July 30 2:00 – 5:00. Refreshments will be served.

The Southwest Open is a non-curated exhibition held annually at West Wing Gallery, showcasing artwork by local artists. This year more than 30 artists were represented. Participants will be provided the opportunity to discuss their work with Regina artist Terri Ridelak, and may be selected to apply for the OSAC “Arts on the Move” exhibition. Adjudication is sponsored by Swift Current Arts Council.

Terri Fidelak is an intermedia artist and arts organizer based on Treaty 4 Territory in Regina. She is intrigued by what is often overlooked – endemic flora, geological evidence of glacial passage, and the ephemera of lived experience. Through sculpture, installation, drawing, and social practice, she questions how attention and value are interconnected and uncovers ways that objects, people and environments converge to resonate with unexpected meaning.
Terri’s interest in cultivating a dynamic and inclusive arts ecology has evolved from her experiences in various artist residencies, including at Medalta International Artist Residency (AB), White Rabbit Arts (NS), and Signal Fire Arts (Oregon). As an indication of her broad creative pursuits, her illustration and design work was nominated for a 2020 JUNO Award for Album Artwork of the Year. Terri is an Artistic Associate of Curtain Razors Theatre and has been Program & Outreach Director at CARFAC SASK since 2015. Her work is among SK Arts’ Permanent Collection as well as private collections in Canada, the US and Japan.

Terri Fidelak, New Director AGSC