Edmonton | Call to First Nations & Métis Artists – Mill Woods Art Glass Transit Shelter

edmonton arts councilThe Art Glass Transit Shelters Mill Woods Stop public art competition is open to First Nations & Métis artists or artist teams residing in Canada, and 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 Public Art Program, on the behalf of the City of Edmonton, is seeking a First Nations or Métis artist or artist team to integrate site-specific public art in the glass for the Mill Woods Stop shelters. The location is a significant and highly visible public art installation opportunity for artists who can translate their art forms into permanent treatments on the glass that is specified for the shelters.


St. Albert | Call for Artists, Amenities Building Project – ITT16-0059

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Art in Public Places  |  City of St. Albert

Date Issued:  November 25, 2016
Due Date: 2:00:00 p.m. MST, January 19, 2016


The City of St. Albert is pleased to announce a competition for one artistic door and four original design numbers that are stand alone or mounted on artistic panels to be permanently installed on the Amenities Building in Riel Park (the “Amenities Building Project”).

The total budget for the Amenities Building Project is $24,000.00.

The City of St. Albert seeks submissions from experienced artists or artist teams with a demonstrated ability to produce outdoor public artworks.


Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor November 2016

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 15 No 7  November 2016 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2016          ISSN 1708-170Xuiokj

Provincial and territorial arts research reports

In this issue: Four provincial and territorial arts research reports, including a multifaceted research project from British Columbia, research on artists in Saskatchewan, a survey of municipal cultural expenses in Quebec, and a study of arts administration resources in Nunavut.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Edmonton | Call to Edmonton Artists (RFP) : Yorath House

logo_eacCall to Edmonton Artists – Yorath House

The Yorath House 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).

The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, is seeking an artist or artist team to create an exterior sculpture or sculptural installation for Yorath House. The artwork can be existing in “as new” condition, or a new creation. The sculpture should be of intimate scale to suit the setting on the terrace next to Yorath House. The artwork should address the history of Canadian sculpture of the late 1940s or early 1950s, or the Early Modern architectural style.

The Yorath Residence is a two-storey single-family residence in the River Valley Capitol Hill neighbourhood in southwest Edmonton. The house occupies a 12-acre lot in Buena Vista/Sir Wilfred Laurier Park in the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Yorath House is one of the few residences built outside established neighbourhoods, such as Rossdale and Cloverdale, to remain in the river flats. The house was built in 1949 for Dennis K. Yorath, who was a prominent Alberta businessman and contributor to Edmonton. The single-family home is of Early Modern style and retains its original appearance. it is currently undergoing renovation as a multi-use rental and community facility.

$27,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2017

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DaveandJenn’s Natural History of Islands
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Tomoyo Ihaya’s Compassionate Message
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Canada | Call For Artist Submissions – The Salt Spring National Art Prize

SSNAP - Saltspring National Art Prize logoThe Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) Announces the 2017 Call For Artist Submissions Offering $30,000 Worth Of Awards

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is pleased to launch its second national juried competition of Canadian visual art. The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2016 are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration. Approximately 50 finalists will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.

Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2017


Edmonton | Request for Submissions Donor Recognition Artwork for the CJ Woods Prostate Health Clinic and the Northern Alberta Urology Centre

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Deadline for submission: January 2, 2017

The University Hospital Foundation and the Friends of University Hospitals invite Western and Northern Canadian artists to provide submissions of artwork for consideration for permanent placement in public and patient areas of the CJ Woods Prostate Health Clinic and the Northern Alberta Urology Centre (NAUC). The selected artworks will be placed within the corridors and waiting rooms to recognize the support of numerous donors to the Campaign for Prostate Health.

The CJ Woods Prostate Health Clinic and Northern Alberta Urology Centre

CJ Woods Prostate Health Clinic and the Northern Alberta Urology Centre have established a single point of entry for patients, allowing for an integrated approach to assessment, diagnosis, education, treatment, follow-up and support for urology services.

The Clinic includes:

  • General examination and procedure rooms
  • Prostate health clinic exam rooms
  • Prostate health clinic resource centre
  • Lithotripsy and urodynamic procedure rooms
  • Cystoscopy and prostate biopsy rooms

For more information, download the full call (pdf)

Alberta | EAC :: Public Art Call

logo_eacCall to Alberta Artists (RFP) – Dermott Park

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

Artists are invited to propose artwork that will create a welcoming and playful “feature wall” at the north end of the playground access path. The artwork will cover one face of the low curvilinear wall located there.

The wall is constructed of concrete in a serpentine shape and varies in thickness and angle along its length. The side facing the sand play area features built-in wooden seating.

The artist is asked to use the entire side of the wall opposite the seating, to create a colourful, organic, permanent, and textural artwork.

Budget: $32,500.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Monday, January 9, 2017


Draw More Income EP9: Robin Smith-Peck

We’re back with another instalment of the Draw More Income podcast. This time ’round, Sara McKarney sits down with the indomitable Robin Smith-Peck to talk about her long and storied art career. They chart Robin’s exploration throughout Canada—west to north to east to west—as a printmaker and cultural worker. Along the way they talk about what working creatively means, how to deal with illness, the history of Edmonton’s Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists, and more.

Robin has been working in the Canadian printmaking community for decades and has taught in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Newfoundland and Labrador; exhibited internationally; co-founded the Society Of Northern Alberta Print Artists; been inducted into the Edmonton Arts and Culture Hall Of Fame; and, on top of all that, survived cancer. She is a force to reckoned with.

For more information about Robin and her work, check out her website:

Ink, beeswax and resin on paper-coated cradled panel

Ink, beeswax and resin on paper-coated cradled panel

Recorded with Sara and Robin.
Edited by Graeme Dearden
Production assistance from Chris Carson, Sydney Lancaster, and Ryan Hemphill
Background music composed by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech and the folks at Purple Planet