Edmonton | Calls to Artists :: Valley Line LRT Stops – Art Glass RFQ (4 Calls)

  • This contains four art glass public art calls for the Valley Line LRT.
  • Artists may apply for one or multiple calls, and should provide a distinct submission package for each call in separate emails.
  • Submit Visual Documentation only once if it is exactly the same for each submission, and indicate so in your email.

There will be an Information Session for all 4 Calls on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, Lestock Lounge,
Rm 218B 10440 108 Avenue from 5:00 – 6:15pm
EAC & City project personnel will provide detailed information about the call
The event will be cancelled without sufficient RSVPs – please register before January 30, 2017 with Chelsea Boida cboida@edmontonarts.ca

Deadline for Submissions for all:  4:30 pm on Monday, February 27, 2017


Edmonton | Announcing Three New Career Opportunities, Summer Internship at The Works

The Works logoThree brand new positions are opening up at The Works; Development Officer,  Marketing and Communications Officer, and Operations Manager.  Also a reminder of our Summer Internship Program. Read on for more information and visit The Works website for more information.

Three Postings Close: February 3rd , 2017
Summer Internship Deadline to Apply: March, 1st, 2017


Lethbridge | Call for Submissions for Cabinet of Queeriosities IV

Cabinet of Queeriosities IV The Gallery at Casa is hosting Cabinet of Queeriosities IV. This is the 4th in a series of exhibitions celebrating LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer) history, identity, culture, and pride through a diverse range of subject matters and approaches. In the past, works shown as part of Cabinet of Queeriosities have included video, photography, mixed media, painting, drawing, ceramics, found objects, altered objects, assemblages and people’s collections of LGBTQ themed items (such a beefcake playing cards and beaver ornaments). The Gallery at Casa is a multi-use facility, and submissions should consider diverse audiences and ages.

  • This call is open to all artists. You need not identify as LGBTQ but submissions should in some way address LGBTQ history, identity, culture and/or pride.
  • Each artist, or group of collaborators, may submit up to 3 works.
  • This exhibition is curated and artists chosen will be paid an honorarium for participating ($25 – $150, depending on the number of artists included).
  • Artists must cover cost of shipping, if applicable.
  • Please include name, medium, year, and insurance value when dropping off work to Casa. You may also include a cv and brief statement, not exceeding 250 words.

Drop off your work in person between June 10 and 13, 2017. If you are submitting from out of town, ensure your shipped work arrives at Casa before June 13, 2017. The exhibitioopens June 24 and runs until August 25, 2017. There will be an opening reception on June 24, 2017.

For more information, please contact guest curators and coordinator
Leila Armstrong at leila.armstrong@shaw.ca
Megan Morman megan.morman@uleth.ca
or Casa Curator Darcy Logan at gallery@artslethbridge.org

St. Albert | Dreaming of Canada: A Mail Art Project – Free Information Session – UPDATE

Calling all artists, designers, illustrators, and the artistically inclined! Art Gallery of St. Albert will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 with a cross-country, multi-media, multi-participant, mail art extravaganza and micro-exhibit. Mail art is an inclusive and playful artistic movement centered on the free sharing of art of a small scale using the Canadian postal service.

More information about the project can be found on our website: http://artgalleryofstalbert.ca/exhibitions-events/

There will be a final exhibition of selected works in the Gallery vault throughout September and October 2017 for Alberta Culture Days.

NEW DATE: Join us on Thursday, Feb 16, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm for a free information session on the project at Art Gallery of St. Albert

Contact emilyb@artsandheritage.ca or see ArtGalleryofStAlbert.ca for more information

Download the call (pdf)

Stony Plain | Call for Proposals: HerWORK

HerWORKThe Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery (MCPAG) is located on the main floor of the Multicultural Heritage Centre in Stony Plain Alberta. It is a publicly funded art gallery graciously supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Parkland County, the Town of Stony Plain and visitor donations. Through regularly changing exhibits, special events and of production exhibit catalogues the gallery promotes local and regional artists. The gallery has an opening reception for each exhibit, offering the public an opportunity to meet the Artist and Curator to learn more about the creative process and the artwork itself. All visitors to the Multicultural Heritage Centre have the opportunity to access exhibitions at MCPAG, the Museum and Library free of charge.

This year MCPAG is producing our second annual HerWORK exhibit to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. We are seeking work, in any medium, that explores themes of contemporary gendered identity, gendered roles and trades or crafts, feminist social and political criticism or history, etc.

Application Deadline: February 15th 2017
Artwork Delivery Deadline: March 4th 2017
Exhibition Dates: March 5th 2017 – April 1st 2017


Edmonton | Call for Nominations :: Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts

Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts logoWould you like to nominate an artist or business you feel has greatly contributed to the arts in Edmonton? Nominations are currently being accepted for the following categories:

  • Award for Excellence in Artistic Leadership
  • Award for Excellence in Arts Management
  • Courage to Innovate Award
  • Emerging Artist
  • Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement
  • Ambassador of the Arts Award
  • Mayor’s Award for Innovative Support by a Business for the Arts
  • John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts
  • Al Rasko Award for Excellence in Arts Management

Deadline for Nominations: January 28, 2017

>> Click here for more information…

Edmonton | McMullen Gallery Call for Submissions 2017

McMullen Gallery logoMcMullen Gallery seeks proposals for the 2018-2019 exhibition season from practicing artists, curators and organizations, with consideration for the meaningful experiences that art allows in a hospital setting.

Deadline for Submissions: March 31, 2017.

Please see this .pdf or visit the link below for the detailed call. Feel free to distribute to any parties who may be interested in applying.

Applications are accepted via an online form system here: http://www.friendsofuah.org/mcmullen-gallery/submissions/ .

The Friends of University Hospitals
The Friends of University Hospitals is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing healing, caring, and compassion for patients, staff, families, and volunteers through social enterprise, arts programming, and community engagement. The Friends’ Arts in Healthcare program, which includes the UAH Art Collection, McMullen Gallery, and the Artists on the Wards programs, is based on the belief that art can do for the healing spirit what treatment and technology can do for the ailing body.

 McMullen Gallery
Opened in 1986 and situated in the University of Alberta Hospital, McMullen Gallery has approximately 1700 visitors per exhibition, including patients, medical staff, hospital visitors and members of the general public. 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 consists of 175 running feet of wall space and 2000 square feet of floor space, with 9 foot ceiling height on permanent walls. The gallery has mid-grey fabric coverings and modular track lighting. It faces an extremely busy corridor with a storefront window with additional hanging space.

McMullen gallery pays artists according to CARFAC guidelines, and also covers the cost of opening celebration, invitations, labels and signage.

Calgary | In-Definite Arts Call for Guest Artists

In-Definite Arts Society logoCall for Expressions of Interest: In-Definite Arts is looking to expand its studio curricula, and invites applications from all creative and skilled individuals interested in working with persons with disabilities.

Term: Residencies will run for a period of approximately two weeks (Monday  – Thursday) depending on the needs and practice of each applicant. Ideally IDAS would be looking to program our first residency in March of 2017, with another opportunity later in the year.

Responsibilities: Applicants must complete an application form detailing all relevant experience as well as a brief outline of their proposed workshop, specifying their area of expertise. A cover letter should also be submitted outlining why the applicant wishes to work with In-Definite Arts, and what they feel they can contribute to IDAS’ studio programming.

Qualifications: Resident artists should be able to demonstrate specialized training in their field, at least 3 years commitment to studio work and a history of public presentation or publication.

Application: Deadline for submissions is February 9, 2017. Applications are welcome by email or in person:

In-Definite Arts Society • 8038 Fairmount Drive SE • Calgary AB T2H 0Y1
Tel: (403) 253-3174 • Fax: (403) 255-2234 • Email: ida@indefinitearts.com

Download the call (pdf)
To learn more: http://www.indefinitearts.com/guest-artist.php

Draw More Income EP10: Draw More Income Panel Discussion

Here’s the newest episode of the podcast! This time we bring you back to September with our recording of the Draw More Income Panel. It was filled with insight from our panelists Derek Besant, Lee Deranger, Brittney Tough, and Kari Woo on how they manage to make a living as an artist. Afterwards, they help our audience answer their own questions about the professional aspects of being an artist. All of this was conducted by the ever-intriguing Chris Carson, executive director of Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC.

We were so happy to have hosted this talk and to be putting podcasts out again. We will be releasing a new episode on the 15th of each month now, so stay tuned.

We’d also like to give a big thanks to ACAD for hosting us and to Elephant Artists Relief for co-hosting this wonderful event with us! Elephant Artist Relief Society (EAR) is a registered charity that provides practical resources to Calgary visual artists in order to help sustain their well-being and livelihood, contributing to a vibrant cultural community.

Find them at:

For some more information on any of artists, check out the following links:

This episode was recorded live by Ryan Hemphill at The Alberta College of Art + Design.
Editing done by Graeme Dearden.
Additional help and support from Sara McKarney and Chris Carson.
Background music composed by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech and the folks at Purple Planet.

Okotoks | Call for Submissions: Okotoks Art Gallery 2018 Exhibition Season

curThe Okotoks Art Gallery is now accepting submissions for consideration for the 2018 exhibition season. The deadline for submission of proposals is April 28th, 2017 at 11:59pm (MST). As per standard art gallery practice, the gallery’s exhibition schedule is programmed a full year in advance. This enables the gallery to fulfill provincial and federal government funding requirements and provide adequate planning time to mount significant exhibitions that are supported through educational programs and public relations.

Selection of exhibits for 2018 will be finalized by July 31st, 2017. A selection committee reviews the submissions and final selection occurs through studio visits and correspondence with artists and curators in whom the gallery has an interest.

Complete submission guidelines can be found here: http://www.okotoks.ca/culture-heritage/art-gallery/exhibit-submissions. Questions can be directed to culture@okotoks.ca or 403-938-3204.