Draw More Income EP3: Brian Malkinson

Episode three of Draw More Income is upon us! In this edition, Graeme Dearden sits down with his local MLA, Brian Malkinson, in the Calgary-Currie district to discuss the function of MLAs, why artists should contact them and other elected officials, and particularly how to engage with people you might not agree with.

He also wanted me to link here for all you artists looking for potential government granting opportunities: http://culture.alberta.ca/about/grants/

You can see what Brian is up to on Twitter @BrianMalkinson.

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Canadian Conventions – Professional Development for Newcomer Artists: Calgary, AB

Canadian Conventions with Mark Vasquez-Mackay posterJoin Mark Vazquez-Mackay as he shares his experience integrating into the arts community in Calgary and gain valuable information on the “how to’s” of being an artist in Canada.” Graduating with a BFA Degree in Painting from ACAD in 2002, Mark moved to San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) in search of a different culture and history. After completing his MFA Degree at the Instituto Allende, Mark returned to Calgary in 2004 to continue painting and drawing in his own studio. His work focuses on an observational transliteration of appearances; see markvazquezmackay.com.

Saturday June 4 from 6 – 8 pm at Studio C
Suite 502, 237 8 Ave SE Calgary. This is a free event, please RSVP by Wednesday June 1 at 4pm to sharon@visualartsalberta.com


Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor May 2016

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 15 No 2  May 2016 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2016 ISSN 1708-170X


In this issue: A focus on recent music research, including the impacts of live music in Ontario, international music development strategies, an Australian report on the economic impact of live music, and an analysis of orchestra subscription strategies in the U.S.

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

Call to Artists – Silversmithing Instructors: Edmonton, AB

City of Edmonton logoSILVERSMITHING  INSTRUCTORS: The City Arts Centre is looking for Silversmithing  Instructors. Instructors should be adventurous with methods and subject matter and have a good grasp of their chosen skill as it relates to visual fundamentals and design. A Bachelor of Fine Arts or proven technical experience required. Previous teaching experience preferred.

The deadline is June 17th, 2016. Resumes and CV’s can be sent to the City Arts Centre, 10943-84 Avenue, T6G 0V5 or e-mail (ruth-anne.french@edmonton.ca)

Download the full call (PDF)

Call for Artist in Residence – SNAP Gallery: Edmonton, AB

Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers logoSNAP is accepting submission for the 2016 Emerging Artist in Residence Program

The Emerging AIR Program offers emerging artists and recent graduates the opportunity to work rent-free at the SNAP Printshop for a 6 month term. The residency is aimed at providing a new environment and stimuli for the artist to help expand her or his artistic practice. During the residency, artists are invited to give a lecture on their work and offer a workshop or demonstration of their specific technique(s). The program offers emerging artists a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with other print artists and discover Edmonton’s internationally acclaimed arts community while further developing their practice.

To maximize the potential for artistic growth, and to encourage the production of a body of work outside of a formal institution an exhibition is a requirement of the residency. The exhibition directly follows the residency. The exhibition will occur in either SNAP’s community or studio galleries within 6 months of the end of the residency. Residency terms run September – February and/or January-June.

Deadline: June 30, 2016, by 5:00PM.

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Cattle Call – an AGA TREX exhibition: Edmonton, AB

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Alberta is a province that was built on agricultural production and the importance of this endeavour is apparent in the visual records of the province. Agricultural practice, however, involves more than fields of grain or the humans harvesting it, and a handful of artists in the province have paid homage to the ‘silent players’ in this pursuit. One of these subjects is the humble cow.

The Art Gallery of Alberta travelling exhibition Cattle Call (curated by Shane Golby) focuses on cattle as they have been expressed by artists throughout Alberta. Drawn from the collection of and funded by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) and investigating a mix of media and artistic styles, the art works in this exhibition portray ‘the cow’ both as an essential feature of Alberta’s economy and way of life and also as a cherished companion.

June 10 – August 20, 2016
Reception: Thursday June 23,  7:15pm – 9:30pm (The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize Reception will take place on Thursday June 23rd from 7pm – 7:15pm) + Saturday Reception: Saturday June 25,
1pm – 3pm Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC Project Space, 3rd floor, 10215 112 Street Edmonton.

Call for Submission Deadline – June 4th – Open Photography Competition & Show: Spruce Grove, AB

Alluied Arts Council of Spruce GroveThe 2016 Open Photography Competition is coming up again very shortly with a deadline for entries of June 4th, 2016. Here is a copy of our Call for Entries and it would be greatly appreciated if you would distribute to your membership. Delivery of the artwork takes place on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The reception and awards presentation takes place on Friday, July 9th, at 7:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gallery Administration.

Gallery Administrator
Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove
Email:  alliedac@telus.net
Phone:  780-962-0664

Extended Call for Submissions – #BestYEG_Artists: Edmonton, AB

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The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists residing in Edmonton and area to submit to the exhibition, #BestYEG_Artists, at the Walterdale Playhouse from July 3 -13, 2016. This open-themed exhibition will showcase and promote the #BestYEG_Artists from the Edmonton area.

Extended Deadline for submissions: June 3, 2016 @ 4:30PM

For more information, download the updated full call here.

Call for Submissions – Ruberto Ostberg Gallery Annual June Exhibition: Calgary AB

The Ruberto Ostberg Gallery invites you to submit artwork for the
seventh annual June Group Exhibition – ‘Connections 2016’.

Show Details
The exhibition date is June 17th – July 9th, 2016.
Opening receptions are Friday, June 17th, 5-9 pm and Saturday June 18th, 2-5 pm.

Submission Requirements

  • This is an open-call, open-medium juried show.
  • Submissions will be received at the Gallery June 8th, 1:00PM – 4PM or June 9th 6- 8pm
  • You may submit a maximum of 2 artworks. (Please bring only 2)
  • Artwork size should not exceed 1200 sq inches for 2D artworks and 36” (H) x 12” (W) x 15” (D) for 3D artworks.
  • There will be a $30.00 GST incl. entry fee.
  • Work must be clearly labeled and exhibition ready. (3/4 profile canvases must be framed)
  • Artworks will be selected by a jury panel.
  • Artist will be contacted ONLY if their work is NOT selected. Unselected artwork must be
    picked up on June 13th 12PM – 1PM and June 14th 6:00PM – 7PM.
  • Please review the exhibition contract and fill out the submission form in the attachment.
  • Please bring TWO (2) copies of the submission form (completed and signed), a printed image the artwork, and your entry fee payment $30 (GST included) with you when you submit your artwork.

Submissions Window: June 8th, 1:00PM – 4PM or June 9th 6 – 8pm at the Gallery.


Call for Submissions – Hartcourt House Members’ Show: Edmonton, AB

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This annual exhibition coincides with The Works Art and Design Festival and in keeping with their 2016 theme, Connection Points, Harcourt House is challenging artists to create/select their submissions based on the exhibition title, “Connect the Dots.”

“Connect the Dots” allows member artists to exhibit and sell their work and it doubles as a fundraiser for the centre. If artists choose to sell their work, Harcourt House will receive a 20% commission, included in the price of the sale. Each artist may submit a maximum of three works for the exhibition and is guaranteed to have one work displayed.

If you are a practicing, non-member artist interested in participating, please stop by the gallery or call during regular business hours (T-F 10 am -5pm) for membership information. Students and seniors are eligible for membership discounts.

Submissions can be dropped off at the Harcourt House Gallery from Tuesday, May 31 to Saturday, June 4 (Tue-Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm). Late submissions will not be accepted.

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