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Edmonton | Call for Submissions – Home: An Exhibit

The Green Room logoHome. What is it? What does it mean? How do we understand it? How do we capture it? HOME is a showcase of photographs by The Green Room’s 2016 Leadership Team, depicting the meaning of belonging, family and rootedness to fifteen Muslim youth in Edmonton. The exhibit will be displayed May 23 – July 4 at the Bleeding Heart Art Space (9132 118th Ave).


We are inviting artists all over Alberta to submit their artwork to the HOME exhibit’s Community Wall. Anyone who meaningfully connects to the topics of belonging and home is encouraged to submit their work online HERE.

Deadline to submit: May 5, 2017.


Calgary | CSPW – National Watercolour Symposium 2017

CSPWC/SCPA logoThe Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) is having the National Watercolour Symposium back in Alberta (Calgary) after 10 years!

It takes place at Alberta College of Art and Design from August 19 to August 24. 

For all pertinent information, including program outlines, instructors, workshops & excursions, timetable, accommodation options, and more, please download (all pdf):
CSPWC Symposium Brochure Information (1)
Symposium Registration
CSPWC Poster

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In The Making: Alberta Artists at the Intersection of Craft and Digital Media

In The Making artwork

In the making is an 86-page catalogue published by the Alberta College of Art + Design that discusses the work of thirteen contemporary artists whose practices engage various conceptual and material intersections between craft and emerging digital media. The twenty-four works in this exhibition by Ward Bastian, Jolie Bird, Hyang Cho, Dean Drever, Stephen Holman, Mackenzie Kelly-Frère, Robin Lambert, Wednesday Lupypciw, Brendan McGillicuddy, Tyler Rock, Jenna Stanton and Pavitra Wickramasinghe span a diverse range of disciplines—photography, performance, video and sound installation, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and glass. Key ideas include the relationship between tacit and conceptual knowledges; the coexistence of traditional and contemporary ways of making that involve processes of translation and remediation; the labour and love of craft and technology in terms of production, distribution and consumption; the dematerialization and rematerialization of art and craft since Conceptual art; and the deskilling and reskilling of postdisciplinary practice.

The catalogue features a curatorial essay by Diana Sherlock and an extended interview with the artists about “Questions of Making and Research,” conducted by Canadian independent curator and researcher, Nicole Burisch. The exhibition was hosted by the Illingworth Kerr Gallery at the Alberta College of Art + Design and by the Kenderdine College Art Galleries at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

Designed by GOOD Company and printed by cbn Commercial Solutions (formerly McAra Printing) in Calgary, the book includes full-colour reproductions of the In the making installation at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery and each artist’s work printed on 100 lb Titan Dull text with soft touch aqueous finish. Sixteen 50T Eames diffused White Architecture dividers include key pullout quotations printed in silver ink. It is beautifully perfect bound with a 122 lb silky Pilke Royal Blue cover with silver line decoration and debossed silver foil stamp title block.

Available: December 15, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-895086-45-4
Price: $25.50 Cdn. plus applicable taxes and shipping
Distribution Contact: Alberta College of Art + Design Bookstore,, 403.284.7663 or Diana Sherlock,

Thank you to our funders: the Alberta College of Art + Design, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary 2012, Calgary Arts Development, Kenderdine College Art Galleries and the University of Saskatchewan, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.

Medicine Hat | PaintWorks + Acrylic’s Two-Day Experimental Workshop

Eisenbarth Paintworks Workshop

  • Friday and Saturday,  June 2-3, 2017 in Medicine Hat
  • Friday 5 – 9pm, Saturday 9:30am – 4pm (coffee at 9am) with lunch provided and light refreshments.
  • Cost: $150.00
  • Theme: Flowers

Each person will have their own room to work and we can spread out in my studio space if required. A separate list of supplies will be made available on the website once registered.

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Edmonton | CALLS TO ARTISTS :: Valley Line LRT Stops – Canopy Sculpture RFP (5 Calls)

Rendering of Quarters LRT station

This contains five Canopy Sculpture 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.


  • Avonmore (CR-1)
  • Grey Nuns (CR-2)
  • Millbourne / Woodvale (CR-3)
  • Muttart (CR-4)
  • Quarters (CR-5)

For all five calls:
Budget: $56,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)
Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017


Edmonton | Call for Submissions :: Harcourt House

Artist in Residence

This one-year residency, commencing November 1, includes a studio space, access to our art education courses and facilities, teaching opportunities and a $150 monthly art supply stipend. The AIR will be given a solo exhibition in the centre’s Main Gallery at the end of the one-year term to conclude their residency. The AIR will receive CAR/FAC fees for the presentation of this final exhibition.

Submission deadline: May 31, 2017

>> Click here for more information… 

Edmonton | Call For Submissions: SNAP Main Gallery Space

SNAP welcomes submissions from artists, collectives, curators and collaborations practicing in all printmaking & print-related media (including but not limited to: photography, installation, video, drawing, collage, printed matter).


  • A project proposal explaining the specifics of the proposed exhibition. (maximum 1 page)
  • 15 -20 numbered high quality digital images OSX Apple-Mac compatible.
  • Corresponding image list indicating the artist’s name, title of work, media and date.
  • An artist statement, which describes and contextualizes the work presented. (maximum 1 page).
  • Curriculum Vitae or artist resume
  • 1 – 2 items of support materials as appropriate (DVD, Publications, Print Articles). If sent by mail, these support materials will not be returned.

Deadline: April 30, 2017


Canada | The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) : Offering $30,000 in Awards

SSNAP - Saltspring National Art Prize logo

Two Months Remaining for Artist Submissions : Until May 31, 2017
The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) : Offering $30,000 in Awards

Canadian artists and permanent residents of Canada are invited to submit their 2D and 3D work for consideration to this national art prize jury. In its second year, SSNAP is offering $30,000 in awards.

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. Finalists will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada and artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.

Deadline for submissions; May 31, 2017


St. Albert | Position Available: Exhibitions Administrative Assistant at Art Gallery of St. Albert

Art Gallery of St. Albert logoThis opportunity is a one year maternity leave contract.

Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), with Arts and Heritage St Albert, has an exciting opportunity for a highly efficient, productive and organized individual. The Exhibitions Administrative Assistant supports artistic achievement and visual culture in St. Albert and surrounding area by providing excellent administrative support to the Director/ Curator and by assisting in many areas of exhibition planning and delivery.

Read the full posting online here:

Deadline for applications: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Edmonton | Paint Night Instructor Opportunity

Edmonton Valley Zoo logoOverview: The Edmonton Valley Zoo is looking to partner with an artist to facilitate one or more paint nights. We are looking for a dynamic, energetic individual comfortable with  instructing crowds of 30-35 people in painting an animal-themed picture. The zoo would provide most of the supplies; the artist supplies instruction.

Download this call (pdf)

Event Details

Date: tentatively set for Friday, July 21
Event Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Painting instruction from 7:15 – 9:15, approximately
Location: EdVenture Lodge of the Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road.

Painting: an easy, animal-themed painting that can be completed within 2 hours. Ideally, the animal theme can be connected to one of the animals here at the zoo, since the patrons will also get an encounter with that animal.