Edmonton | Call for Submissions: REGENERATION a group show of artists with Ukrainian heritage

ACUA Gallery presents REGENERATION, a group show of artists with Ukrainian heritage. ACUA is having an open call to all artists who have some Ukrainian background, be it from Ukraine, or parents, grandparents, etc. who came from Ukraine. The artists and art do not need to reflect their heritage. REGENERATION is accepting all forms of media (paintings, printmaking, sculpture, digital, etc.) for this show of this new generation of artists of Ukrainian descent.
Email events@acuarts.ca with the following details:
Name and address, phone number, image of work and 100 – 250 words describing your Ukrainian Heritage.
DEADLINE FOR DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS: March 2, 2017

Drop off artwork at ACUA Gallery in Edmonton (address below).
Artists will be responsible for paying for shipping to and from the gallery.
DEADLINE FOR SHIPPED MATERIALS: March 9, 2017

ACUA Gallery & Artisan Boutique 9534 – 87 Street Edmonton, AB T6C 3J1 CANADA
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Draw More Income 2017 EP11: Eveline Kolijn

Hey everyone, it’s another episode of The 2017 Draw More Income Podcast. Today, we are releasing an interview with Calgary artist Eveline Kolijn recorded last month at The Alberta Printmaker’s Society. Eveline’s extensive and unique background in the arts made her an obvious suspect for sitting down to talk shop about being an artist. She’s showing her work constantly, is on all sorts of boards around town, regularly does artistic community projects, and all of this is AFTER having a completely different life studying social sciences in the Netherlands. So, sit back and listen to her chat about stuff like public art, board membership, and switching into the fine arts later in life.

Also, I’d love to say thanks to The Alberta Printmaker’s Society for letting us record this interview in their space. Listeners, if you’re ever looking for another cool Calgary arts organization to hang out with, A/P is pretty great.

For more info about Eveline, visit her website at http://evelinekolijn.com/

To visit the website for the Alberta Printmaker’s Society, go to http://www.albertaprintmakers.com/

METABOLIC RIFT

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden with Eveline Kolijn.
Additional support provided by Sara McKarney, Sydney Lancaster, Chris Carson, and Ryan Hemphill.
Background music composed by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech and the folks at Purple Planet.

Edmonton | Job Opportunity: Pottery Instructors

City of Edmonton Job Opportunity
Program Specialist – 28024
City Arts Centre

The City Arts Centre is recruiting for part-time Pottery Instructors to teach children, youth and/or adults a variety of art disciplines, such as Throwing, Handbuilding and Sculptures.

Instructors should be passionate about sharing their expertise, adventurous with instructing methods, knowledgeable about the subject matter and have a good grasp of the visual fundamentals and design. Previous teaching experience is required, completion of a Diploma or Bachelor of Fine Arts is an asset.

Questions can be directed to Ruth-Anne.French@edmonton.ca

Edmonton | MZD Call for Submissions 2017-18

Mile Zero Dance logoMILE ZERO DANCE·SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017

Mile Zero Dance is a non-profit charitable dance company based in Edmonton, AB, with 1200 square foot studio and 600 square foot gallery/front space that we program throughout the year. Situated in Little Italy, we are interested in performance work that pushes boundaries and expectations, especially dance, body, or movement based work. For our 33rd Season, we are seeking artists from a wide variety of backgrounds for:

1 Short Multidisciplinary Acts, 10 minutes or less, for cabaret situations such as Dirt Buffet Cabaret or mixed evenings such as Alberta Culture Days. Artists should prepare a video clip (online), short bio, and a description of work to be presented. Any media considered. (ongoing).

2 Curators for themed, Canada 150 one-night party events. The curator/lead artist will be involved in selecting other artists and planning the event as well as showing their own work. CV/artist statement/samples of work. (deadline March 1/17)

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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 carfac@visualartsalberta.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.

Edmonton | Request for Proposals :: Edmontonia Living Rooms Project

Edmonton Heritage Council logoThe Edmonton Heritage Council seeks an exhibit designer to curate, design, and produce an exhibit for their upcoming Edmontonia Living Rooms project. A collaboration between the EHC and the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-Operative, and funded by the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 fund, Edmontonia Living Rooms brings together Edmonton’s cultural communities to celebrate the unfolding story of Canada.

Through a series of community gatherings leading up to a traveling public exhibit, Edmontonia Living Rooms will share stories and experiences from diverse Edmontonians related to universal themes including home, learning, love, and healing.

Please contact Azkaa Rahman at arahman@edmontonheritage.ca or 780-340-1425 if you have any questions.

Submission Deadline: February 16, 2017

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Edmonton | CALL TO CANADIAN ARTISTS (RFQ) :: Co-Located Dispatch and Emergency Operations Centre (CD-EOC)

edmonton arts councilRFQ :: Co-located Dispatch & Emergency Operations Centre

The Co-Located Dispatch and Emergency Operations Centre (CD-EOC) public art competition, open to professional artists or artist teams residing in Canada, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, is seeking a professional artist or artist team to work creatively with the CD-EOC building team to explore the building scrim material as an art medium.

Artists will have the opportunity to work with the material across the whole scale of the building. The successful artist will be engaged through an interview process, and will work alongside the design team to prepare concepts prior to tender documents being completed in June 2017. The successful artist will explore the possibilities of the scrim material both conceptually and imaginatively.

Pre-exisitng images or straightforward graphic design will not be accepted.

Budget: $250,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)
Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Friday, March 03, 2017
Installation: Summer 2019

For more information, email Robert Harpin, Public Art Officer, or call (780) 424-2787 ext. 231

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Edmonton | Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Alberta Craft Council

Alberta Craft Council logoEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL

  • Based in Edmonton Alberta, with some time spent in Calgary, and smaller centres
  • Salary from $65,000, commensurate with experience
  • Competition deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Start date: May 1, 2017

Send applications to:
ED Search, Alberta Craft Council, 10185 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta Canada, T5J 1H4 or
submissions@albertacraft.ab.ca

The Alberta Craft Council (ACC) is a Provincial Arts Service Organization and the largest Provincial Craft Council in western Canada. ACC operates Edmonton’s second largest public gallery, and Alberta’s only public galleries (and touring exhibitions) dedicated to fine craft. ACC is about to open a Calgary gallery location.

Competition deadline: March 15, 2017

Read the full job posting.

Calgary | Calling all Sad Bastards and Lonely Hearts! EAR Fundraiser

Sad Bastards and Lonely Hearts Ball

Calling all Sad Bastards and Lonely Hearts!

Heartbroken? Weary? Just perpetually bummed? Come commiserate with EAR!

Whether you are looking for an antidote to the treacle of Valentine’s Day, or you are just needing an excuse to leave your sorry little basement apartment – WE WANT YOU!

Sad Bastards & Lonely Hearts Ball – Saturday Feb 25  

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Salt Spring Island | Artist in Residence AiR program 2017

Salt Spring Island Artist in Residence AiR program. ‘Come, share the experience’ 

The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artist in Residence steering committee are pleased to announce the second year of the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. AiR encourages applications from artists of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds. The intent is to provide the time and space for creativity and productivity and to introduce visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts community.

Residencies will be awarded based on available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community, collaborative opportunities and artistic merit. Applications for the AiR program can be submitted on or before April 15, 2017 for tenure between October 2017 and April 2018.

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