Red Deer | Harris-Warke Gallery Fundraiser

Poster for Double Denim fundraiserThe Harris-Warke Gallery is hosting their Annual Fundraiser this year on November 10, 2017 between 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Harris-Warke Gallery located at Sunworks 4924 Ross Street, Red Deer, AB. Proceeds from our fundraiser go towards paying artist fees to our exhibiting artists as well as printing costs and general maintenance and upkeep of the gallery. This years event is a DOUBLE DENIM Party! Admission is by donation and includes a homemade slice of pie and warm cider. Wear your best Canadian Tuxedo (jean from head to toe) and come on out to enjoy a silent auction of local artists, a Canadiana photo booth and more! Silent auction will be installed for the week prior to the event and will begin accepting bids Monday, November 06, 2017. Don’t miss out!

Red Deer | Three Employment Opportunities at Red Deer College

To learn about each opportunity, download the linked .pdf for a full description.

Please Note: RDC only accepts applications online, via our employment site

Close Date for All Three Opportunities:  October 31, 2017

Draw More Income EP17: Stacey Bru (ft. Trevor Gieske)

We’re back! Sorry for the wait! We’ve got a fantastic new episode with the incredible Stacey Bru, the Alberta-based zine maker and writer of Anxiety Comics. Stacey came to the Draw More income podcast for a little while in late September to chat about all things zine culture and how she manages the professional aspects of this work. Stacey is a maker, a teacher, a business-person, and all around nice person. She’s totally fascinating and we hope you enjoy.

However, we’d also like to thank our guest host for this week, Trevor Gieske! We thought this might be a fun way to bring something new to the podcast and also help you get a more in-depth look at topics that Sara and Graeme might not have the expertise in. Trevor works for the Calgary comic book store Phoenix Comics in Inglewood ( and co-runs the Indie Comics Coffee Klatsch at Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar with Stacey.

We’d also would like to thank the Alberta Printmaker’s Society again for letting us record in their space. As well, we record this show on traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T’ina, and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

For more info about Broken Pencil and, more specifically, Canzine on November 4th in Calgary, check out the link below:

Canzine Calgary 2017

For more info about Stacey Bru, check out the links below:

For more info about the Indie Comics Coffee Klatch, check out the Facebook group here:

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden with Stacey Bru and Trevor Gieske.
Additional support provided by Sara McKarney and Chris Carson.
It was recorded at The Alberta Printmaker’s Society in Calgary, AB. (
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (, accessed through Free Music Archive.

Edmonton | Employment Opportunity: Operations Manager

The Works logoThe Works International Visual Arts Society is a not-for-profit charitable organization that advances the development, awareness and appreciation of art and design in Canada and provides artists, designers and the public a forum for exchanging ideas. The Works Art & Design Festival, entering its 33rd year, is the most unique, free event of its kind. It attracts artists, designers and patrons from around the world – boosting the city’s energy and imagination for 13 days each summer.

Working in a collaborative, dynamic workplace the Operations Manager will support the Executive Artistic Director and Chief Operating Officer by applying their administrative knowledge and skills to support festival operations, financial and Human Resources along with running the day-to-day operations of the Works Society.This full time position is responsible for office administration, information technology, security and facility management and the orientation of staff, interns and volunteers. The successful candidate will administer fund/grant reporting, prepare work schedules and draft contracts as defined by projects and programming. The Operations Manager will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and contribute to the over-all effectiveness of strategies, policies and practices to ensure operational excellence.To learn more about The Works, visit


Calgary | ACAD Faculty, Sculpture career opportunity

ACAD logoThe Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) invites applications for the following full-time faculty position starting August 2018:

Assistant/Associate Professor, Sculpture

(Competition 1718-SE-FP-11)

The School of Visual Art invites applications for a permanent faculty position with a specialization in Sculpture. The successful candidate will design and deliver contemporary curriculum at all levels of the BFA Sculpture program, maintain an active professional/research/studio practice, and will support the College through committee work and academic governance. Candidates who demonstrate excellence in pedagogical initiatives in the classroom studio and who teach in other areas will be considered an asset. Additionally, ability to assume a leadership role within the department, a strong commitment to curriculum development, and an excellent understanding of contemporary art are especially desirable.


Int’l Call For Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, ongoing

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation logo
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists and is available to students and artists around the world.

First grants are in the amount of CAD $15,000 each. Subsequent grants are in the amount of CAD $18,000.


The Foundation welcomes applications throught the year; there is no deadline for filing an application.


Edmonton | Call to Edmonton Artists :: Rossdale Pocket Park (RFP)

edmonton arts councilAn INFORMATION SESSION will be held:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lestock Lounge – 2nd Floor, Prince of Wales Armouries,
10440 108 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
RSVP is required – please email by Monday, October 23, 2017

Rossdale Pocket Park

The Rossdale Pocket Park public art competition, open to professional artists residing in Edmonton and area, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm MST on Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Edmonton | Call for Artists :: Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta


Deadline: November 5th, 2017
Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta


Founded in 1997, CAVA presents an artistic program that encourages creativity and the exploration of different forms of visual arts, all the while facilitating learning. CAVA privileges the formation of links between arts and the general public and strives to network with and open up to the community.

Every year, CAVA presents 6 exhibitions in current arts in its Espace Exploration (Exploration Space). In parallel with the exhibitions, CAVA organizes conferences, artist talks or creative workshops that allow participants to approach the exhibition from a different angle and prolong reflection.

> Call for artists

 The Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta (CAVA) is calling for artists in order to develop a program for the year 2018. This call for projects addresses artists, groups, collectives and curators involved in visual arts. During the selection process, the jury will pay particular attention to avant-garde projects that induce the public to live out an experience. All materials and styles are eligible; projects that aim to renew artistic mediums and approaches are preferred.


Alberta | 2018 Alberta Society of Artists (ASA) Scholarship Opportunities

Did you know?
“The ASA has contributed over $30,000 in scholarships since 2010 and is always looking for ways to support emerging artists.  This year we have added support for those pursuing their MFAs. I am very pleased to share these opportunities with you and look forward to your continued support of our Society and its mission to promote education in the Arts.”

– Mali Docktor, BFA, ASA, SCA

  • Newly Minted 2018 Graduate Level Scholarship
  • 2018 ASA Post-Secondary Scholarship & Exhibition Scholarship
  • Emerging Artists Unleashed : 2018 Exhibit


Calgary | Calgary Allied Arts Foundation Residency Call for Submissions

Calgary Allied Art Foundation (CAAF)  logoDeadline: October 23, 2017

The CAAF Residency is a program offered by the Calgary Allied Art Foundation (CAAF) – a non-profit organization that supports and encourages the development of art and culture in Calgary. The residency program was developed to offer studio space to emerging artists in 1-3 month durations.

The studio is currently being relocated to the newly opened cSPACE King Edward. The first CAAF artist in residence will move into this new studio space September 2017, more updates on this exciting transition to come.

During your residency, there may also be opportunities for exhibition and open studio hours. All artists selected for the CAAF Residency are expected to undertake this opportunity professionally, respecting the studio space and their neighbors while acting as a representative of CAAF.

Applications are accepted from current residents of Canada, however, we are unable to supply travel stipends or grant assistance for out of town artists. A fee of $700/month is paid to artists upon completion of the Residency and the deadline for applications is October 23, 2017.