Draw More Income EP18: The Rise of the Artrepreneur w/ Kim Fjordbotten

We’re back with another PD talk held a few months ago at our cross-province Annual General Meeting. Tune in to hear Edmonton artist and business owner Kim Fjordbotten explain the connection between the art world and business world in this fantastic recording. As she puts it “let’s discuss the keys to building a new economy for visual artists.”

Kim Fjordbotten has been active in Edmonton’s art community for many years now. She owns The Paint Spot and produces The Whyte Avenue Art Walk every year, while still finding time to teach art classes to the Edmonton community.

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden.
Additional support provided by Sara McKarney and Chris Carson.
The original talk was given at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium with a video link to Southern Jubilee Auditorium.
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.

Banff | Employment Opportunity: Director, Visual Arts

Banff Centre for Arts and CreativityBanff Centre for Arts and Creativity is seeking a dynamic Director, Visual Arts to create, lead and implement the vision for all Visual Arts programming at Banff Centre.

Banff Centre arts programs seek to create and environment, within which arts can explore and push creative boundaries, create new work and development both personally and professionally. The Director’s role is to create a compelling vision for programs that meet the ambitions and objectives of the Banff Centre strategic plan, meet the needs of Canadian and international artists in the 21st century and increase the profile and reach of our nationally and internationally renowned programs.

Deadline for Applications:  11:59pm MT on Thursday March 2, 2018.


Employment Opportunity | Communications and Events Coordinator, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association

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The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association is a non-profit cultural services industry association supporting Alberta magazine publishers, staff and contributors through professional development, programming, promotion and advocacy to foster industry growth. We are seeking a full-time Communications and Events Coordinator to join our small but mighty team.

Job description

The Communications and Events Coordinator is a Jack or Jill or all trades and is responsible for association communications including membership, social media, web publishing, community relations, grant reporting, and events communications.


Calgary | Call for Artists: Lougheed House

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Application deadline extended: February 15, 2018, 11:59 pm MST

Calgary’s Great Fire of 1886 led to a bylaw being put into effect in Calgary. All buildings over a certain size had to be constructed of sandstone, which was quarried from outcrops of the Paskapoo Formation, a 60-million-year-old formation that underlies much of southwestern Alberta. In the following decades, schools, city hall, churches, hotels, libraries, and mansions, including Lougheed House, were all constructed of this plentiful local resource. Calgary soon became affectionately known as ‘The Sandstone City’.

Postcard of Lougheed House


Alberta | ASA Juried Membership Applications

The ASA adheres to the Canada Council for the Arts and Alberta Foundation for the Arts definition of Professional Artist. Therefore, you can be assured that obtaining the ASA professional designation through a clear process of adjudication will ensure the Professional Artist requirements for grant applications and exhibition purposes are met.

At The Alberta Society of Artists we take our commitment to education seriously and that is why we provide many opportunities year-round in the form of exhibitions, speaker opportunities, workshop opportunities, and, leadership. We believe the professional development of our artists goes hand-in-hand with the quality of exhibitions and programming we provide to the Alberta public.

Each year, the ASA reaches well over 100,000 viewers throughout the Province. Your creativity plays a significant role in the visual arts in Alberta. Join Us!

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Edmonton | Call to Edmonton & Area Artists – Heritage Valley Park and Ride

edmonton arts councilCall to Edmonton and Area* Artists – Heritage Valley Park and Ride Public Art Project

The Heritage Valley Park and Ride public art call, open to professional artists residing in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region*, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C). Emerging artists and artists not currently represented in the collection are encouraged to apply.

The Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks an Edmonton-based artist or artist team to create an artwork to be installed Summer 2019 at the Heritage Valley Park and Ride Transit Centre.

Deadline for Submissions:  4:30 pm MST on Monday, April 30, 2018


Edmonton | McMullen Gallery’s Call for Submissions 2018

 McMullen Gallery's Call for Submissions 2018McMullen Gallery is currently accepting proposals for our 2018 Call For Submissions – due March 31, 2018

McMullen Gallery seeks proposals for the 2019-2020 exhibition season from practicing artists, curators and organizations, with consideration for the meaningful experiences that art allows in a hospital setting.

McMullen Gallery exhibits artwork in all media that is soothing, uplifting, humorous, and/or thought-provoking including but not limited to health-related subject matter. McMullen Gallery considers artwork that is appropriate to potential sensitivities of patients, and also that which may be most impactful to the hospital community.  McMullen gallery pays artists according to CARFAC guidelines, and also covers the cost of opening celebration, invitations, labels and signage.

Deadline for Submissions: March 31, 2018

Interested Applicants should be directed here: http://www.friendsofuah.org/mcmullen-gallery/submissions/ where they can find more details and also submit.

Questions: mcmullengallery@ahs.ca

Hungary | Two Calls for Artists

Call for artist – Video Fest – MAVF, Budapest 2018
Call for artist – 9 X 12 (22.9X30.5cm), Budapest
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Edmonton | A Grain of Salt Too Many Times

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Fren Mah • Kristina de Guzman • Joseph Karaparambil • Bushra Yousaf • Emmanuel Osahor •  Garett Strawberry

This exhibition is a community engagement project that includes both diverse artists and storytellers. The project integrated five intercultural story circles together with two community collage making workshops. The artists and storytellers represent the large range of Canadian identities, including Indigenous and immigrant perspectives.

First, we began with the question “What have you heard about us?” (the perceived ‘Other’). What do people base their stereotypes on? What are the consequences of stereotypes? And do we all experience and react to stereotypes in the same way?

February 22 – May 12. 
Artist Reception: Thursday, February 22 from 7-9pm.

P.D. Talk – Creation & Collaboration with Artists & Communities 
Saturday, March 10. 

Open Wednesday to Friday, 10am – 4pm and Saturday 12 – 4pm. Closed March 30.

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC Project Space. 3rd Floor, 10215 – 112 Street Edmonton

Online All Access | The Art of Website Content Creation PD Session with Kim Bruce

The Art of Website Content Creation with Kim Bruce

It’s common to see ads today promoting the easy creation of a website with the click of a button; but that’s only the beginning. You as an artist know that your profession is not like selling computer equipment or collectables online, but a more subtle and complex interplay of factors. A different audience, a different market with a different approach.

Join us for this webinar that focuses specifically on the needs of the fine art website. From creating engaging content, getting your art found online, and optimizing your art images for the web, this seminar will get your fine art site on track, interesting and presentable.

The Art of Website Content Creation will be hosted by Kim Bruce from Artbiz.ca. Design is her background; art, her passion; digital technologies, her tools. Kim is a visual problem solver who helps fellow artists with their websites and content.

Thursday, March 8th, 7 to 8- 8:30pm

Free to Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC members, $45 to non-members. Please RSVP by 4pm on Thursday, March 1. For more information, contact Sharon at (780) 421-1731 or email us.

If you are in Edmonton, you may participate at the Visual Arts Alberta~ CARFAC Project Space. 3rd Floor, 10215 112 St. Edmonton, AB.