The Art of the Deal
July 31, 2005
Leaning back in his leather-chaired office tucked away in his gallery on St. Mary's Road, the modestly suited David Loch looks more like an insurance broker than the man who bought Paul Kane's Scene from the Northwest for Lord Thomson for $5.0 million in 2002, the highest amount ever paid for a Canadian painting. This May, during the high-end spring auction season, he gained national attention for record-setting bids of more than $550,000 for an oil sketch of Mount Robson by Lawren Harris and $388,300 for the same artist's sketch of Clyde Inlet, Baffin Island. He also represents two of Winnipeg's best-known artists, Ivan Eyre and Leo Mol. Then there's the man's love of Pooh.
The Art of Salesmanship
November 28, 2004
Toronto Star. Toronto, Ont.: Nov 28, 2004. pg. A.03 by Andrew Mills By the time lot 12 came up at Heffel's art auction Thursday night, David Loch had moved his chair to the middle of the aisle for an uninterrupted view of the auctioneer. Bidding on the large winter scene by Kurelek opened at $40,000 and, though the action was at the front of the hotel ballroom, the auctioneer's gaze rarely strayed from Loch, who was refusing to bid, some 20 rows away. Unflinching, Loch stared back, his cellphone pressed hard to his right ear. "85 up front. 90. 95. Okay," Loch calmly told the client on the other end of the phone, lifting his paddle no higher than his head to bid $100,000. "We're in now."
$5.0 Million; A rare painting by Paul Kane sets a new record for Canadian Art
February 26, 2002
As the gavel fell last night, the crowd of 500 in the sweltering room erupted in a round of applause. Fierce bidding for Kane's Scene In The Northwest- Portrait, executed in the winter of 1845-46, reached $4.6 million in a three- way duel among two American buyers on the telephone and Winnipeg art dealer David Loch, who bid with a subtle nod of the head from the back of the room. A fourth buyer dropped out of the bidding at $900,000. When the dust settled, Loch- who's known to represent media mogul Ken Thomson at art auctions- got the prize. Adding in the buyer's premium (15 per cent on the first $50,000 and 10 per cent on the remainder), Kane's portrait will actually cost $5,062,500- 10 times its pre-sale estimate.
JOHN HALL: TRAVELLING LIGHT A FORTY-FIVE YEAR SURVEY OF PAINTINGS
January 28, 2017
Loch Gallery congratulates John Hall on his retrospective exhibition, John Hall:Travelling Light A forty-five-year survey of paintings, which opens at the Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary on January 26th. Organized by the Kelowna Art Gallery in collaboration with the Nickle Galleries, the exhibition runs January 26 - April 29, 2017. John Hall is renowned as a painter of detailed, highly realistic works that reflect his travel, relationships and stuff of life.
ROBERTA BONDAR CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF DISCOVERY SHUTTLE MISSION!
January 26, 2017
Loch Gallery would like to wish Roberta Bondar a Happy Anniversary! It's been 25 years since Canada's first female astronaut aboard the space shuttle Discovery launched into space! Mansbridge One on One: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/859738179823 CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/roberta-bondar-anniversary-space-shuttle-1.3944669
'PASSAGE TO THE NORTHWEST' BY W. DAVID WARD AT HOME IN RIDEAU HALL
August 17, 2016
Loch Gallery is happy to announce the acquisition of W. David Ward's arctic landscape painting, 'Passage To The Northwest', by "The Crown Collection" - Official Residences of the Governor General of Canada. W. David Ward PASSSAGE TO THE NORTHWEST 2014 Acrylic on canvas 19 ⅝" x 22 ⅝"
PRIDE OF CANADA CAROUSEL BY PATRICK AMIOT: PUBLIC OPENING ON CANADA DAY
June 30, 2016
Spurred on by the success of his work in Canada and the United States along with the enthusiasm of his Sonoma County residence, Patrick Amiot has demonstrated a determination to go bigger and wilder with each new challenge. Loch Gallery is proud to announce the official opening of Patrick Amiot’s latest creation, THE PRIDE OF CANADA CAROUSEL, a 50-foot, one-of-a-kind carousel featuring 44 rideable sculptures. Canada Day celebrants will take free fantastical rides on the sculpture characters including a beaver, a bumblebee, a massive moose, a mermaid, a Canadian Mountie and more, all made from repurposed materials forming ingenious works of art.
MONUMENTAL MOUNTIE ARRIVES AT LOCH GALLERY TORONTO
May 28, 2016
Loch Gallery is thrilled with the arrival of Patrick Amiot’s newest sculpture to be installed in front of the gallery at 16 Hazelton Avenue, a larger than life Canadian Mountie made of recycled materials. Originally from Montreal, artistic duo Patrick Amiot and his wife, Bridgette Laurent have been based in California for amost two decades. They have created a reputation as the Michelangelo’s of recycled art by animating their adopted community with over 300 large-scale outdoor sculptures. The Mountie towers 15 feet high and is made from an assortment of recycled materials recuperated by Patrick and Bridgette who are on a constant search for objects with an inherent shape to realize these creations.
DIANA DEAN INDUCTED INTO THE ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS (RCA)
May 28, 2016
DIANA DEAN INDUCTED INTO THE ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS (RCA) We are delighted to announce Diana Dean's nomination and induction into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts for her contributions to Canadian art as a painter. The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts celebrates the achievement of excellence and innovation by Canadian artists across the country.
JOHN HALL: THE RELEVANCE OF REALISM
May 6, 2016
John Hall, Doll (1971), acrylic on canvas, 162.5 x 411.5 cm assembled. NGC From the National Gallery of Canada MAGAZINE: The Relevance of Realism: John Hall at the Kelowna Art Gallery By Shannon Moore on May 11, 2016 An exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery is challenging perceptions and prejudices about Realist art.
John Hall: Travelling Light: A forty-five-year survey of paintings at the Kelowna Art Gallery
April 6, 2016
Loch Gallery is excited for John Hall's retrospective exhibition at the Kelown Art Gallery opening April 15th! John Hall is featured as this year's artist in the Kelowna Art Gallery's Okanagan Artist series. Opening Reception Friday, April 15, 7 to 9 pm This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation. http://kelownaartgallery.com/john-hall-travelling-light/ After its Kelowna run the show will travel to the Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary, where it will be on exhibition from January 26 to April 29, 2017.
IVAN EYRE TO RECEIVE THE ORDER OF CANADA
January 7, 2016
IVAN EYRE TO RECEIVE THE ORDER OF CANADA His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced on December 30, 2015 that Ivan Eyre is to be appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, for his contributions to Canadian art as a painter and sculptor. The Order of Canada, established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is one of our country’s highest civilian honours, and the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, it was created to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Our congratulations to Ivan Eyre for this greatly deserved honour.
90 PROOF: THE ART OF COPP, MASEWICH AND MCCARTHY AT WELLINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM & ARCHIVES, SEPTEMBER 12 - NOVEMBER 1, 2015
September 5, 2015
Journey through the Wellington County landscape as seen through the eyes of three of the region's most renowned artists. Linda Risacher Copp, Joel Masewich and Barry McCarthy have a total of 90 years of experience between them, each a master of their chosen areas: the reflective peace of Copp's batiks, the edgy power of Masewich's acrylic and metal abstracts and the stunning representational watercolours and oil paintings of Barry McCarthy. Curator Susan Dunlop says "with over 30 paintings on display, each pieces gives you a sense of the artists' passionate connection to the natural world."