DescriptionKunze 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.
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.