Established in 1992, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art is one of North America’s leading contemporary art galleries. Located in Calgary, Canada, Newzones represents prominent Albertan, Canadian and international artists, featuring painting, photography and sculpture. The gallery’s program has a particular emphasis on process-oriented artwork, therefore challenging both the traditional use of materials, and formal aesthetics through painting, photography and sculpture.
Newzones has developed a strong following for its artists regionally, nationally and internationally, by incorporating an exceptional and exciting schedule of curated exhibitions and international art fair participation. Additionally, since its inception 29 years ago, Newzones has become a major voice in the international art community, all the while playing a leading role in the advancement of contemporary art in Calgary. The “Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Fund” was established in 2012 at The Calgary Foundation, which contributes to a wide range of charitable organizations supporting Calgary’s Arts community.
Founded by Helen Zenith and Tamar Zenith, Newzones opened June 4, 1992 in an old steel plant in Calgary’s warehouse district. In 1997, Newzones constructed its own freestanding facility, designed by architect Peter Lawrence Wood. The main floor is this architecturally modern building features three spacious galleries, a viewing area, outdoor sculpture courtyard and a glass meeting room. The second floor boasts a sizable sculpture gallery and two administrative offices overlooking the galleries on the main floor.
Premier museums have collected Newzones’ artists, including National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Glenbow Museum, Remai Modern, Vancouver Art Gallery, Metropolitan Museum, NYC, MOMA, NYC, Hirshhorn, WA, and Tel Aviv Museum, Israel, to name a few, as well as private collections world-wide.
Newzones is a member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada.