Alberta | Trumpet: OPEN CALL to Alberta Artists that use visual art to change how people think about our world
Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is partnering with Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture to stage a 3 – 5 person exhibition opening at the beginning of June 2017 at Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture in Edmonton.
Submission deadline:midnight Tuesday April 4th, 2017.
We are interested in artists that use art to question new political realities (locally, nationally, internationally) and who have a unique perspective that is under-represented or unrecognized within current exhibition and curatorial practices. Special consideration will be given to artists operating from positions that may be termed marginalized or otherwise outside dominant cultural narratives.
To have your work considered for this exhibition: send in one email to email@example.com on or before midnight Tuesday April 4th, 2017. Please include the following items as attachments, and title the email RE: Trumpet submission.
Your c.v. (3 pages max. as a PDF or Word file).
3-5 JPEG images (72 dpi, 1024 pixels on the longest side) of recent work that you would like to exhibit or that illustrates what you do.
Links to your website or other online material that features examples of your work.
Your complete Alberta address, telephone numbers, and email address.
A 1-2 page (PDF or Word file) artist statement that answers the following: who you are as a person and as an artist (if you consider yourself to be operating from the margins please explain how), what you are trying to achieve with your art, and how your work illustrates your intentions.
Exhibition Royalty Fees will be paid in accordance with the current CARFAC Minimum Fee Schedule.
Alberta | Call for Submissions: Ten Voices 2017 Photographic and Digital Works
Ten Albertan artists, working in photographic and digital media, will be selected to represent a cross-section of the approach that our Province’s artistic minds are taking as they embrace and use these rapidly-evolving technologies. These works will be shown in Calgary and Edmonton.
We invite all Alberta artists to submit images for the opportunity to exhibit their work in a group exhibition. All subject matter, styles and techniques are welcome.
Submission Deadline:Friday April 21, 2017 at 4 pm.
Exhibition Dates: in Calgary, from late August to mid-October, 2017 and in Edmonton, from mid-October to the end of November, 2017. Actual exhibition dates TBA. The work will be exhibited at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary (South) and Edmonton (North). Exhibiting artists will receive an artist fee.
There’s so much going on in YEG in the summer months, it’s tough to keep up, let alone take part in as much as one would like. It’s something I love about this place – we take our investment in the brief summer seriously! Full-on, all-the-stops-out, all the things all the time!
So … a couple that I’ve got going on:
I’ll have a video work in the Member’s Show at Harcourt House – NEW TERRITORIES – opening on Thursday 18 June:
I’ll be throwing my studio doors open for a while in the evening. So come by and say hello if you have a chance! You’ll find me at the Harcourt House Gallery, or in my studio
… OR …
Across the hall at Visual Arts Alberta-CARFAC!
I also have the pleasure of being part of the presentation of the Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize for 2015, taking place at Visual Arts Alberta-CARFAC on June 18th at 7:30. So, while you’re in the Harcourt House building, pop in to Visual Arts Alberta-CARFAC’s office and gallery, and raise a glass to the fine artists who made the short list for the Foote Prize, and see the work in the galleries too.
It seems I’ve become a desk jockey this last while!
I’ve been busy with a number of things that have kept me from the studio, but most of them have concerned getting things written (good thing I got me some “book-larnin’ ” in that department a while ago … never thought the English degree would be so useful!)
To what end have I been chained to my old desk, you ask?
Looking forward to presenting this workshop very much.
It has been a harrowing time for people in the southern part of the province in which I live.
Many of us have been glued to newsfeeds, facebook, and other media getting the latest information as the events unfolded and the scope of the flooding in Calgary and elsewhere in Alberta became clear.
Now the cleanup has begun – and the impact of all that water is becoming clear, and will be felt for a long time to come.
Thankfully, there has been some incredible work done to coordinate assistance and the long hard job of getting things back to where they were … and one of those initiatives is being facilitated through Calgary Arts Development and Visual Arts Alberta-CARFAC:
VAA-CARFAC has requested that Alberta artists impacted by the recent flooding events to please contact them directly and pass on information. This process is part of an assessment of the impact of the flood on artists in the province, with an eye to coordinating support and assistance. Please see the information HERE>
VAA-CARFAC will be working with Calgary Arts Development, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta Partners for Arts + Culture (APAC) and CARFAC National to gather the info, and Calgary Arts Development is coordinating a flood impact plan.
Wishing all the very best to everyone affected by the flooding!!