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Some changes here at Lineham House Galleries July 2020!There will be more great art from one of your favourite Okotoks artists in former Lineham House co-owner and gallery partner Janifer Calvez as she reduces her full time jobs from three to two!Meet the new husband and wife team Cheryl Taylor and Owen Key, with daughter Hanna, as they transition into sole proprietors of Lineham House Galleries summer 2020.We look forward to continuing to serve Okotoks, Alberta and beyond in the arts for years to come. Thank you all for our first three years and your continued and much appreciated support as we transition, maintain and grow Lineham House as a premier gallery, tourism destination place and arts experience hub into 2021.Please see our letter below for more information.
Monday, July 13th 2020 Announcement:
We are celebrating three years of business together and four years of home ownership in by far the most interesting year of the Alberta economy to date. It has been an amazing experience full of fun, challenge and a ton of hard work. We are pleased that the gallery has become an integral part of the community supporting and showcasing so many incredible local artists. We have grown and learned a lot as we continue to evolve to meet the needs of our clients, artists and our community. One of the big changes this year is that co-owner Janifer Calvez, will no longer be an owner of the business as life circumstances require. However she is happy and confident that Cheryl and Owen will continue to move forward with the wonderful vision of a truly Alberta oriented gallery and arts experience hub. One that we all hope survives this difficult year and will continue to grow into fruition in the coming years. With the continued support of our artists, clients and the community that Janifer and Cheryl have brought together in celebrating and showcasing local art, Lineham House Galleries is committed to a future serving the arts sector in Alberta.
“I am forever grateful for everyone’s support and encouragement over the past 4 years and the gallery would not be what it is today without all of you. Thank you to everyone for showing up, shopping at the gallery, attending events, sharing on social media, for hugs and kind words, and the overwhelming support of our vision! It has been so amazing to meet and work with such a wonderful community of art makers, art lovers and small business owners. I am excited to see what the future holds and am confident that Cheryl will continue with her hard work and wonderful ideas for the gallery. No, you can’t get rid of me, I’ll still be a mad gallery supporter, continue to show my art there, as well as attend special events. I hope to see you all there too!”
“While Janifer will be sorely missed in the day to day operations of Lineham House Galleries, my husband Owen and I and the gallery will continue to benefit from her involvement as a key representing artist and in her new role as sales, promotional and event support. It has been a wonderful, incredible learning experience between two passionate artists, teachers and friends of over twenty years. Thank you so much, all of you for helping us in our first three years! You truly mean so much to all of us. We have worked hard together these last four years with the support of our families to bring what has quickly become a premier art and tourism destination in Okotoks. A blend of all of our talents was the foundation for the start of something very special in our community and for the arts in Southern Alberta. We look forward to continuing to grow in this direction despite the odds we face now and in the future. Thank you for your continued support everyone.”