2022 Annual Meeting of the Inuit Art Society

The 2022 Annual Meeting will be held in Vancouver, Canada. The planned dates are September 29 & 30 and October 1 & 2.

More information to come.

2022 IAS Board

We welcome Jim Renner to the IAS board.

Join us for upcoming virtual meetings!

The IAS began holding virtual meetings via zoom this year!

These included three show-and-tell presentations featuring favorite works from the collections of members of the Inuit Art Society (IAS) and the Arctic Arts and Culture Society (AACS) in Vancouver, BC, with one show-and-tell focusing on prints, carvings, and wall hangings illustrating Inuit legends.

Two artists were featured in separate events: Young Inupiaq watercolorist Amanda Jane Davison from Elim, Alaska, and Baker Lake textile artist, Eva Noah, whose grandmother was Jessie Oonark. Additionally, Michael Warren from the Madrona Gallery in Victoria, BC shared pieces from his personal Inuit art collection as well as some unique pieces he has in his gallery.

Simon Griffiths, the owner of ABoriginArt, a virtual gallery located in Vancouver, BC, presented a virtual marketplace offering carvings, prints, and wall hangings for sale online. IAS and AACS members were treated to a virtual tour of his gallery and to view some of the lovely pieces he has for sale.

April 10: Discussion with David Merkuratsuk (New Date)

Our next virtual meeting with feature emerging artist David Merkuratsuk. Merkuratsuk, is an Inuk who originates from Nain, in northern Labrador, but now resides in Newfoundland. Utilizing the technique of pointillism in his work, David brings his traditional lifestyle to life for a new generation of Inuit art enthusiasts to enjoy.

painting by David Merkuratsuk

Members will get a zoom link to participate in this meeting.

If you are not a member and are interested in this meeting, contact us.

We are working on scheduling another zoom meeting for Sunday, April 24. Stay tuned for more information.

Keep an eye out here or on the IAS Facebook page for more information in the coming year.

Houston’s Mattiusi webisode

As usual, John Houston is busy telling the stories of the north and its people. That includes a short film that follows Mattiusi Iyaituk as he creates the “Flying Shaman” sculpture. Read more and get links in our post.