Visiting Collector’s Choice Art Gallery is only the start of our relationship. Buying art from us builds the relationship and we do whatever we can to maintain that relationship after your purchase.
Lissa was born and raised in Moose Jaw. She attended the University of Saskatchewan and attended many workshops on fine arts and picture framing. She loved working with clients to solve individual decorating and framing challenges. In 1979, she – along with Murray – opened Collector’s Choice Art Gallery.
Murray was born and raised in Saskatoon and is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He initially worked as a display person in retail and spent 7 years in educational television, working in various capacities as cameraman, set builder, lighting director, and director. In 1979, he accepted a new opportunity and became a partner in the new gallery, Collector’s Choice Art Gallery. In July of 1980 he became the manager and full time employee of the gallery. He and Lissa eventually became sole owners of Collector’s Choice, and continued to expand the business, travelling to seminars, courses, and workshops throughout Canada and the United States. Over 39 years, until March 31, 2018, Murray took pride in finding the right solution for his clients’ art and framing needs.
Anne became the owner of Collector’s Choice as of April 1, 2018, when Murray and Lissa Gruza retired. Anne grew up in Saskatoon. She developed a passion for art while attending Nutana Collegiate, through viewing the works in the Memorial Art Gallery. She attended the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History, and a Bachelor of Law Degree. After articling, doing graduate work at the Universities of Toronto and Ottawa, and teaching in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta,
she returned to Saskatoon, where she taught as a sessional lecturer in the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan, and then went into private practice. She is continuing to practice law, but also managing Collector’s Choice, with the assistance of its talented, experienced staff. She has recently become accredited as a Canadian Personal Property Appraiser with the CANADIAN PERSONAL PROPERTY APPRAISERS GROUP (C.P.P.A.G).She hopes to continue the mission statement adopted by Murray and Lissa Gruza: “Collector’s Choice Art Gallery – First choice in quality, creativity and service. Friends you can trust”.