St. Albert | Employment Opportunity: Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Title: Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Closing Date: September 8 at 5pm
Job Type: Full time (35 hours weekly)
Department: Arts and Heritage Administration Office
Workdays: 5 days a week, work schedule requires occasional weekend work, and travel to out of office meetings

Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert is a non-profit, charitable organization – the parent organization of the Art Gallery of St. Albert, Musée Héritage Museum and St. Albert Heritage Sites.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator is responsible for strengthening our visual identity, increasing public awareness of Arts and Heritage Foundation and its subsidiaries through community partnership and promotion of events, exhibitions and programs throughout the organization.

Closing Date: September 8 at 5pm


Edmonton | Call To Artists – Art From the Unknown 2017

It’s that time of year again!  MLA Rachel Notley is seeking artists for Art from the Unknown, 2017.

This free event provides a no-cost gallery space to new and emerging artists in our community. A new and emerging artist is defined as any artist, regardless of skill level, whose primary income does not come from selling their work. Low-income artists are especially encouraged to apply.

Art from the Unknown caters to both visual and performing artists. The show provides either hanging space or sculpture plinths for visual artists and free stage time for musical artists. Visual artists are encouraged to sell their work directly to patrons. Musical artists are welcome to solicit financial contributions from guests during performances.

Deadline for Applications: Friday September 8th 2017.


Calgary | Intersite Visual Arts: Call For Submissions

intersite visual arts festival logoDeadline: October 1st, 2017

Intersite Visual Arts advocates for contemporary art practices through the decentralized presentation of exhibitions, happenings, and performances outside of the traditional gallery setting. By actively engaging unsuspecting audiences in the public sphere, Intersite seeks to create a supportive and receptive climate to foster the development and innovative presentation of contemporary art.

A Calgary-based initiative, Intersite is a collaborative program presented by six local contemporary art centres:  EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, M:ST Performative Art Festival, Stride Gallery, The New Gallery, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and Untitled Art Society.

Intersite is currently seeking proposals to produce a site-specific project to be presented in April / May / June of 2018. Through this opportunity, the selected artist, collective and/or curator will be commissioned to create and present a project that activates the cultural landscape of Calgary and considers alternative spaces, engages diverse publics, and challenges traditional forms of contemporary art presentation.

The following materials should be included in your application:

  1. Proposal: Describe your project. Provide complete details of your geographic and material requirements, including any special equipment and technical needs (maximum 1 page)
  2. Budget: Provide a detailed budget of expenses including production, artist fees, travel, and accommodation (if applicable) to a maximum of $3,000.00.
  3. Support: Please include up to ten pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, text excerpts, or audio clips alongside a corresponding numbered inventory list detailing all necessary descriptive information. We will review up to a maximum of five minutes of time-based work.
  4. Curriculum vitae: Describe your artistic background and include all relevant contact information (maximum 3 pages)

Submissions are only accepted via email. Please format all written materials as a single .pdf document. Images must be labeled with the applicant’s lastname_firstname and numbered chronologically as .jpg files no larger than 1 MB in size. We accept links to video and audio work hosted online. Emailed applications must be submitted in a single .zip folder containing both documents and images.

Send completed submission packages by October 1, 2017 to:
ATTN: Programming Committee

Calgary | Huge Art Supplies Sale

pro-graphics logoPro-Graphics is going to Phone & Online ordering in 2018. Store Closing Sale on Now — All art supplies on sale up to 90% OFF!

40% off All coloured Canson and other paper stock, color mat boards, instock picture frames, and more…

30% off Canvas, brushes, mediums, Clearprint vellum rolls, mailing tubes, watercolor papers, and more…

20% off Acrylic paints, watercolors, sketch and drawing pads, illustration boards, lamps, portfolios, drafting tables, storage trays, markers, easels, coroplast, and more…

10% off Lightpads, portable drafting boards, rulers, scales, pencils, leads, leadholders, technical liners, templates, vellum, mylar, paper rolls, pencil crayons, adhesives, cutting mats, calligraphy supplies, framing supplies, and more…

Come early for best selection! Additional reductions monthly! Special orders 10% off.
Pro-Graphics 4018 4 Street SE, Calgary (403) 253-0992

Edmonton | Call to Canadian Artists :: Milner Library Public Art Project (RFQ)

edmonton arts council An INFORMATION SESSION will be held: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kinross Room – 2nd Floor, Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, 10440 108 avenue (see map for access)

RSVP is required by Monday, August 14, 2017 – the event will be cancelled with low response, please email Robert Harpin or phone 780-424-2787 ext. 231

The Milner Library public art competition, open to professional artists 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, on behalf of the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Public Library, is seeking a Canadian artist or artist team to create an artwork to be installed on the interior atrium wall of the Stanley A. Milner Library.

Artwork mediums can include, but are not limited to, murals, bas relief, sculpture, and mosaic. Artworks can use a portion of, or the entire wall of the atrium.

Budget: $280,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm MST on Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Installation: Spring 2020

For more information, please contact Robert Harpin, Pubic Art Officer by email or call 780-424-2787 ext 231. Download the full call (pdf)

The Edmonton Arts Council is committed to equity in all aspects of its work, and invites proposals from all potentially interested artists. 

For more information, contact the Edmonton Arts Council: phone (780) 424–2787 or e-mail.

Draw More Income EP16: art af podcast

Well, it’s better late than never for a podcast! This month is a little behind, but we’re glad to bring you this interview with Jane Christensen and Claire Coutts, also known as the hosts of “art af,” a podcast about Calgary’s visual arts scene brought to you every month via Calgary’s CJSW radio station. I’m glad I got a chance to speak with these two about podcasting and how it plays into their lives and the lives of contemporary artists.

To hear the show live, tune into CJSW 90.9FM in Calgary the first Monday of every month.

To hear the art af podcast online, check out the link below:

And as mentioned in the podcast, here is a little bit more info from Vice about Walter Scott’s comic Wendy: 

And big thanks to the Alberta Printmaker’s Society again for hosting us!

art af CJSW logo

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden with Claire Coutts and Jane Christensen.
Additional support provided by Sara McKarney, Sydney Lancaster, Chris Carson, and Ryan Hemphill.
It was recorded at The Alberta Printmaker’s Society in Calgary, AB. (
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (, accessed through Free Music Archive.

Lethbridge | City of Lethbridge Public Art Call

City of Lethbridge logoThe City of Lethbridge is inviting artists to participate in two three-stage public art calls. Selected artist(s) will receive a commission to design, fabricate and install significant public art works for a new civic leisure centre in Lethbridge, Alberta.

The competition is open to qualified professional visual artists as defined by the Canada Council for the Arts ( This professional context excludes the school environment, and so a student attending college or in an undergraduate degree program at a university may not enter this competition. Artists are able to submit proposals for one or both of the Requests for Proposals.

The public art calls will be available commencing July 26, 2017.

Interested artists are invited to view complete RFP details, present all inquires and submit proposals at:

Alberta | Art Gallery of Alberta announces call for submissions for large on-site installation

Alberta artists are invited to submit proposals for an installation in Manning Hall

Edmonton, AB—The Art Gallery of Alberta announces a call for submissions for new work from Alberta artists to be on temporary display in Manning Hall. A prominent, heavy traffic exhibition space on the first floor, Manning Hall is used by the AGA for high profile events and public and educational programs such as: exhibition openings, All Day Sunday family activities, Art for Lunch, as well as for external facility rentals.

“The AGA has always been a proud champion of the visual arts in Alberta,” explains Catherine Crowston, AGA executive director. “Manning Hall is a prominent, large scale space that encourages exploration and inspiration upon each gallery visit. It is the first art experience upon entry and as such, its place of prominence offers an extraordinary opportunity to showcase the work of Alberta artists.”

Submissions will be accepted no later than Monday, September 4 at 5 pm. The selected art work will be on temporary display at the AGA from February 17, 2018 to early 2019.

Please visit for more information:
Download this media release (pdf)

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview please contact:

Lynda Vang, AGA public relations coordinator 
T: 780-392-2468 | M: 780-246-1488 | E:

Alberta | Call for Entries: 2017 Open Art Competition

Deadline for Entries: Saturday, August 19th, 2017


  • $100 Cash First Prize
  • $75 Cash Second Prize
  • $50 Cash Third Prize
  • $25 Cash Honourable Mention
  • Ribbon & Certificate People’S Choice Award

For more information and entry form, download the 2017 Open Art Competiton Package (.docx)

Alberta | 2019 Calgary Stampede Poster Competition

Albertan youth, age 15-24, are invited to submit their best 2D works of art with the hope of being selected as a finalist to create their vision for the iconic 2019 Calgary Stampede poster and take home the first place $10,000 scholarship.

Deadline to apply: October 27, 2017.

Visit the Calgary Stampede Website for more information.