Kunze Gallery was established by accomplished contemporary artist Sandy Kunze in the annex building of one of two remaining historic grain elevators built along Northwest Blvd, just as you enter downtown. The gallery showcases a number of emerging, established and accomplished artists. Artworks featured include large scale paintings, granite sculptures, blown glass, pottery, ceramics, photography and textiles.
During the summer, artists are on-site using the potters wheel or hand building clay creations in the gallery garden where unique whimsical water features and a seating area is available to enjoy an espresso or latte. A tintype photographer is there on Saturdays to take photos from 10am-2pm. The photo is developed on-site for one to observe the process - the photo is on a silver plate which will last for over 100 years - a real treasure.
Sandy graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Printmaking and Ceramics. Since then she continues to experiment with new mediums, primarily paint and clay. Her paintings are represented in public, private and corporate collections worldwide.
Sandy is a plein air painter, meaning she mainly paints on-site, as she soaks up the spirit of the location. She loves how the work becomes about the unique personal experience encountered during each session, and how this experience transfers to the work. Sandy's large-scale plein air and still life paintings are based on confident marks with the intent of forming a representational image. Her process is formulated on the ground and the climate and tranquility are her studio atmosphere.
Sandy's clay pieces, on the other hand, are configured in the studio, honing her creativity in 3 dimensions. They provide the perfect interlude to her painting sessions.
Located at the Pilgrim Red Grain Elevator in Creston.