The Permanent Collection

The Grand Manan Art Gallery is committed to enriching our art history mainly through the acquisition of works for our Permanent Collection by island artists and others who depict Grand Manan and the Fundy region, our people, and our maritime traditions. Selections from the collection are always on display, and visitors can enjoy this gallery throughout the season.

We always welcome the donation of artwork of regional significance. We have received gifts from individuals and estate collections, and many works have been donated by exhibiting artists. We gratefully acknowledge donations by Aleda O’Connor, Ann Chudleigh, Audrey Agrusti, Barry Coombs, Beth MacLeod, Betty Sveinson, Bill Schwarz, Carmen Roberts, Charles Savedoff, Clarence Goguen, Dana O’Regan, Darlene Foster, David Ogilvie, Donna Burgess, Doris Anne Holman, Elaine Maker, Eleanor Russell, Evelyn Hepditch-Vannier, Helen Charters, Helen Shideler, Janet Dexter Ingersoll, Jaune Evans, Jennifer Hinrichs, Judy Ingalls, Junior Green, Karl and Jacqueline Epper, Janice O’Neill, John O’Donnell, Katherine Seiden, Kelsey Ross, Larry Vanier, Leda Arensberg, Les Morrison, Mabel Bonnar, Mariah Sadler, Michael Steinhauser, Peter Cunningham, Rosemary Holland, Rosette Schureman, Thisbe Schenk, Wade Reppert, Wendy Dathan, the Estates of Newton Rowell Bowles, Kay Tatton, Marjorie Small, and Richard Harvey, and the Paleolithic Painters of Grand Manan.

In addition to accepting donations, we are now also buying artwork for our Permanent Collection. To date we have purchased The Last Sunset, a painting by Saint John artist Kelley Joyce-Floyd that poignantly depicts the plight of the North Atlantic Right Whale, Center of Attention, a charming portrait of a Red Fox by Fredericton portrait artist Debb Ferris Bates, and January, a large acrylic painting by Sackville artist Gina Healy. In addition, another piece by Gina entitled Spruce was donated to the Permanent Collection by friends in memory of Clyde McCulley. Clyde was President of the Grand Manan Gallery from 2012 to 2016.