High Energy 22: Tracing Space

April 27 – May 26, 2017

Opening Reception and ArtWalk: Thursday, May 4, 6 – 9pm

Walkthrough tour: Thursday May 18, 12:05 – 12:45pm

High School Visual Arts programs are a vital part of ensuring students gain a well-rounded education. Visual Arts learning improves vocabulary, encourages creative thinking and problem solving, and allows students to express their point of view, personality and ambitions. Art inspires students look at the world in a new way, to learn about the past and understand the present.

High Energy is an annual AGSA tradition and enjoys its 22nd iteration in 2017. As a student-generated exhibition it demonstrates the exceptional standard of visual art education provided by St. Albert high schools. This unique exhibition for budding teen artists blends students’ coursework pieces with fresh artworks produced for the show. Students enthusiastically collaborate to produce inventive installations that apply their training and develop their critical and conceptual approaches to art-making.

This fan-favourite exhibition highlights over 100 young artists in a single exhibition and never fails to offer a feisty, innovative and unpredictable display. Works range from photorealistic drawings to mixed-media abstractions. Students are encouraged to practice their technical skills as well as boldly explore new methods, mediums and techniques.
A promising outcome of this tradition is that the Gallery has seen students returning as established artists looking for their own exhibits. The Gallery is dedicated to fostering the artistic talent of St. Albert youths by continuing this popular annual exhibit that showcases their hard work and accomplishments.

Participating schools
Bellerose Composite
École Secondaire Paul Kane
École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d’Youville
Outreach High Schools
St. Albert Catholic

Jade Swerda, Hot Stuff, acrylic on canvas. Winner of the 2016 Elsa Zahar award
Justine Kuntscher, Fervent, acrylic on canvas
Jordan Neuls, Roma, cloth and paint sculpture
Riley Stuermer, Astronaut, soft pastel on paper

Registration now open!

Offering art classes throughout the year, AGSA provides opportunities for children, youth, and adults to get creative in professional art studios. With many returning favourites and a few exciting new programs – don’t forget to secure your spot early.

Register online, by phone 780-460-4310, or in person at 19 Perron Street

Art Nook: Sense of Place–Collaborative Book Project

September 5 – 28

Contribute to our collaborative book project and create pages that define your sense of place. The Gallery is asking participants of all ages and experience levels to send us small drawings, prints, poems, paintings, photos, or collages. We will be taking all of the works that are sent for this project, and binding them into a series of small hand-made art books, which will be exhibited in the Gallery throughout Alberta Culture Days 2019. Why not create yours in the Gallery’s Art Nook? Using a variety of two-dimensional media, create a 5×7” piece to contribute to the project.

All materials provided.

Cost: Free (donations welcome)

Time: Gallery Hours


2019 Catalogue

Download a copy of our 2019 catalogue and discover what’s to come at Musée Héritage Museum and Art Gallery of St. Albert!

Rental and Sales Gallery

Artwork enriches how people experience the world. Add inspiration to your home, office or business with Art Gallery of St. Albert’s Rental & Sales program! Visit the Rental and Sales Gallery section of our website or call 780-460-4310 for more information.