gam1
noun Slang.
a person’s leg, especially an attractive female leg.
 
gam2
verb, gammed, gam·ming. 
noun
1. a herd or school of whales.
2. Eastern New England, Nautical. a social meeting, visit, or the like, as between whaling vessels at sea.
verb (used without object) 
3. (of whales) to assemble into a herd or school.
4. Nautical (of the officers and crews of two whaling vessels) to visit or converse with one another for social purposes.
5. Eastern New England. to participate in a gam or social visit.
 
Origin: 
1840–50, Americanism; perhaps dialectal variant of game.

Gam Gallery was opened in 2009 by a collective of women originally from Alberta with backgrounds in art history, visual art and music: Jasmine Colette, Tarah Hogue, Julia Kreutz and Jamie Reid. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the collective, the Gam has supported artists through its exhibitions, studio space, boutique and a variety of events such as artist talks, games nights, live music, workshops, screenings and community markets.

Today, the Gam operates primarily as a studio space and gallery, programming two to three exhibitions per year in conjunction with city-wide events such as Capture Photography Festival, The Eastside Culture Crawl and Swarm. It remains a flexible space where early career and local artists can exhibit, create and make lasting relationships. Gam Gallery is located within and fronts ACME Studios in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Gam Gallery is located on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territories of the  xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Curators: Julia Kreutz, Tarah Hogue

Gallery Coordinator: Audie Murray