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Gallery Merrick was founded in 2018 by Joe Bembridge. After working in sales at the iconic Canada House Gallery in Banff, AB, Joe struck out on his own. After operating Gallery Merrick in beautiful downtown Nanaimo, BC for four years, Gallery Merrick has moved to Victoria, BC, where a bright new 2000-square-foot space opened in April, 2022. 

Gallery Merrick represents Canadian artists with a unique point of view who create incredible 2D work including painting, encaustic, mixed media, collage and drawing. Our artists are committed to their practice and have a well-developed sense of identity. Please browse the artists on Gallery Merrick’s current roster to determine whether your work would be a good fit.

Gallery Merrick provides an LGBTQ+ friendly space for emerging and established contemporary artists. Joe is especially passionate about fostering the careers of emerging artists and providing a showcase for established, working artists to dazzle collectors. 

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