At launch www.sknac.ca contains a database of over 400 biographies of Saskatchewan visual artists past and present. But we’ve started collecting resources for over 1,000 more. At the moment we have just the start of a database of Saskatchewan commercial and public art galleries. But soon we’ll also have a database of service providers (framers especially, but also appraisers, and photographers who specialize in documenting artworks, art supplies stores, shippers, etc).
Expect to see new articles appearing regularly in our resources section, about Saskatchewan visual artists, Saskatchewan art history, and about art collecting in general. Similarly, there’s a little feature we hope to start soon called Auction Alert, where we keep track of upcoming art auctions nationwide, and post an updated list of alerts about which Saskatchewan artists have works coming up for auction.
The NACstore will also keep expanding its offerings of books and DVDs with a strong focus on Saskatchewan art, and of used books all about the visual arts.
And the NACmarket is just getting started. It is now officially accepting consignments of original art for sale through our online market. See our contact section to get in touch with us and learn more.
Don’t forget to check out the Saskatchewan visual arts news section, and the upcoming events listings, for what’s current and on the horizon in visual arts province-wide.
And we like to put Saskatchewan art into unexpected contexts. So expect to start seeing NAC merchandise, featuring Saskatchewan art, at the office and around town: desk calendars, coffee mugs, greeting cards and t-shirts are all in the works. And watch for our online quizzes, puzzles and contests, coming soon.