River West Artworks
Original Art, Artisan Works and Photographs by Jan Jenkins and Brian Erickson


I was very fortunate this fall to be accepted as one of six Parkland Region artists to be mentored by professional artist Chris Cooper of Brandon, Manitoba as part of the Manitoba Art Network's Rural Arts Mentorship Program. Chris is active in the Brandon arts community and works at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. Chris is an inspiring mentor whose insight and feedback is making me rethink my artforms and process and encouraging me to integrate them into larger format bodies of work. I'm so excited with the possibilities and direction I'm now envisioning for my art. Chris also encouraged me to become a member of the AGSM. The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is a premier gallery located in Brandon, Manitoba. I'm thrilled with the opportunity to have 3 of my recent linocuts "Climbing High", "PeaceMaker" and "Gone To Seed" on display at their annual member show and sale taking place this December. A portion of the proceeds from sales of members work at this show helps fund the AGSM and its programs.