Visual Arts Alberta~CARFAC 2014-2015 New Board Announcement

AGM in CAlgary

At the Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC AGM in Calgary that took place on Saturday October 18th, the new board for 2014 – 2015 took office. They are Sydney Lancaster President; John Maywood Vice President; Jean Lindsay Treasurer; Carli Castle Secretary, Paddy Lamb CARFAC Board Representative; Gisa Mayer Calgary Director; Joe Clare Director, Heather Huston Director, Jeff Jean-Francois Rodier Director, Ruby J. Mah Director, Sara McKarney Director and Bruce Watson Director. Congratulations!

Strengthening Connections: Interim Report

Canada Council for The Arts Logo Announcement: Strengthening Connections: Interim Report, Canada Council for the Arts

In 2011, the Council set out a five-year strategic plan called Strengthening Connections.

Canadian Council for the Arts has now reached the midway point of that plan. They are reporting on our progress, and looking to the future.

* Tour a one-page snapshot of highlights of our recent work.
* Watch a video, in which CEO Simon Brault discusses Council’s priorities moving forward.

For more information, contact:
Geneviève Vallerand
Public Relations Manager
1-800-263-5588 | 613-566-4414, ext. 5145

Statistical Insights on the Arts Report October 22, 2014

Hill Strategies

Artists and cultural workers in Canada’s provinces and territories

New report finds that B.C. has the most artists as a percentage of the labour force

Statistical Insights on the Arts
Vol. 12 No. 3
October 22, 2014
Report funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council

A previous report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series (A Statistical Profile of Artists and Cultural Workers in Canada) showed that there are 136,600 artists in Canada who spent more time at their art than at any other occupation in May of 2011 (which is when the National Household Survey data were collected). The number of artists represents 0.78% of the overall Canadian labour force. The number of artists is slightly larger than the labour force in automotive manufacturing (133,000).

Full report also available…
… on the websites of Hill Strategies Research, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council

Open Call For Book Artist: Budapest

Opportunities for artists to exhibit in Budapest: Open call for book artists!
Library Thoughts 5
An exhibition of the Book as Art
Artist’s Books and book-related art
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Entry fee: USD$ 35

Book as Art exhibition organized at MAMU Gallery, Budapest June 12 – July 3, 2015 . The exhibition curator Beata Szechy.
This exhibition is part of the AIR/HMC, Budapest, International Artists in Residency program.

For more info, application form e-mail Beata Szechy
Facebook: Budapest International Artist Residency

Employment Opportunity: Strathcona County, AB

Strathcona County Public Art Coordinator, Recreation, Parks and Culture of Strathcona County

The Public Art Coordinator coordinates all aspects of the County’s Public Art Program including acquisition, conservation and maintenance, citizen engagement, public art education and promotion. This position plans and coordinates with other County departments, the integration of public art throughout the community.

The suitable candidate will have a Masters of Fine Arts and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Public Art Administration, OR a Bachelors of Fine Arts together with a minimum of (5) five years’ experience in public art administration

The deadline for applications has been extended to October 31, 2014

Visit their website for more information about the position…

EAC Employment Opportunity: Edmonton, AB


Job Description: Communications Officer
This is currently a term position ending May 31, 2015 with possibility for extension or permanent status.

Reporting to the Communications Director, and working with various EAC program areas, the Communications Officer develops and implements strategies that create awareness of, interest in and engagement with the activities of the EAC and the arts in Edmonton.

This is a generalist position that requires the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and involves a wide range of communications activities including creating promotional materials, writing, media relations, social media, event planning, marketing, advertising and community engagement.

The ideal candidate enjoys the thrill of research, storytelling and working with the big picture. You are excited by the chance to use a variety of mediums and platforms to share the story of the arts in Edmonton. You exercise creative, judicious and strategic use of social media as a communications tool, and understand the value and role of more traditional tools as well.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30PM (MST), November 7, 2014

Visit the EAC website for the full job description and qualifications…

Silver Skate Call For Submissions: Edmonton, AB

SkateSilver Skate Festival | 9th Annual Cessco Fabrication & Engineering Snow Sculpture Symposium

9th Annual Cessco International Snow Sculpture Symposium
February 13 – 16, 2015 Hawrelak Park, Edmonton
In our mind every snow artist at the festival is a winner and the diverse range of high quality snow sculpture produced each year makes judging an impossibly subjective exercise. Artists are invited to let their creative side run wild and are invited to apply to create sculptures in their own individual style. A People Choice and Artist Choice will be announced at the Everyone is a Winner Ceremony.
Two – Three person teams create works of art from an 8′ high x 8′ wide x 8′ deep block of snow within a 30′ x 30′ area and each snow sculpture is as unique as the artists that create them. The twelve pristine sculptures create a ephemeral sculpture garden for the Silver Skate audience to enjoy
Please find attached the link to the Silver Skate Festival Snow Sculpture Symposium Application

Application Deadline: December 15, 2014

Call For Submissions: Edmonton, AB

Gini’s Restaurant

Small fine dinning establishment have completed several large upgrades to their restaurant and they would like to offer some wall space to local artists to display/sell their artwork. They have a solid base of up-scale customers that they think would enjoy viewing and /or purchasing artwork.

Please contact Steve Konojacki at his cell 780.707.6507 for more information or make arrangements.


AGSA Call For Submissions 2016: St Albert, AB

Art Gallery of St Albert Art Gallery of St Albert’s 2016 Call for Submissions

Art Gallery of St Albert (AGSA), a contemporary public art gallery, seeks submissions from artists working in all styles and mediums for exhibition in the 2016 calendar year.

The Gallery strives to provide an exhibition schedule and corresponding programs that both support educationally challenging art and appeal to its many audiences. Artworks selected for exhibition must provide vision, inspiration and education for residents of St Albert and surrounding communities. They must also reflect originality and a diversity of styles and mediums. The Gallery endeavours to present artists who exhibit locally, nationally and internationally.

Submissions are adjudicated by a panel of visual art professionals who represent a spectrum of expertise in the visual arts. The artists chosen to exhibit receive CARFAC fees.

Full call for Submissions here 2016call4submissions

Artists may be selected for either solo exhibitions or group exhibitions with compatible artworks. Please clearly indicate if submission is intended for a solo exhibition only
This call can be viewed online at
 Available on their website; template for Image List, gallery floor plan, vault dimensions, images of exhibition space

Call For Submissions: Edmonton, AB

Pekarsky SteinBased in Calgary and Edmonton, Pekarsky Stein is Western Canada’s leading boutique executive search firm. Pekarsky Stein enjoy supporting non-profit organizations and artists in the cities where they do business. Pekarsky Stein is inviting Edmonton and area visual artists to submit 5 PDFs of their work. Those selected would utilize our walls for commercial display of their visual works, showcasing within a secure, modern business environment. Located in the Jaffer building, on the corner of the 104th street promenade (warehouse district).

Submitting artists’ visual works should be:

– large scale canvas type (minimum of approx. 25 x 25, but can be much larger)

– not requiring special installation (such as wall reinforcements to support heavy pieces)

Selected artists are welcome to advertise their contact info and prices on or near their works of art, as well as provide business cards, or bio sheets which will be placed at our front reception.

If you have any questions, please contact Marie Iwanow at 780 665 4965. Please submit PDFs by Oct. 27 to: