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 is located within and fronts ACME Studios in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Reflecting the artistic community in which it is located, the Gam operates as a contemporary art  gallery, studio space, small boutique and venue. Since its inception in December 2009, Gam Gallery has strove to foster a social environment where emerging artists can exhibit, create and make lasting relationships. Programming includes a monthly schedule of exhibitions and games nights in the gallery and music events, model drawing, film screenings and community markets. The Gam also participates in city-wide events such as Swarm, The Culture Crawl, Draw Down Festival, Capture Photography Festival, Art Waste, The Heart of the City Festival, Olio Festival, Vancouver Art Walk, National Youth Arts Week and The Drag as part of the LIVE Performance Art Biennale.

The Gam was founded by Jasmine Colette, Tarah Hogue, Julia Kreutz and Jamie Reid.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved with and supported Gam Gallery.

Gallery Curators: Julia Kreutz and Tarah Hogue