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Edmonton | Call for Indigenous and New Canadian Visual Artists for a 7 Month Mentorship Program

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC logoVisual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is looking for Experienced Edmonton Visual Artists either Indigenous or New Canadian that want to learn more in a one-on-one learning environment. This opportunity will not cost any money – just your time. At the end of the program, the selected artists will participate in an exhibition that pays CARFAC exhibition copyright fees.

This is an opportunity for those who want to become more professional in their art practice, and who want to learn different ways artists can succeed. Artists will meet with their teacher (mentor) 2 times per month over a period of 7 months, starting in March 2018 for a total of 18 – 20 hours. There will also be twice a month meetings (sharing sessions) where the group of 6 Indigenous / New Canadian Visual Artists will meet together with the program coordinators on Wednesday evenings between 6:30pm and 8:00pm.

To be considered for one of these positions, please email your resume and a letter by January 20th, 2018 at 4pm to sharon@visualartsalberta.com.

Successful candidates will be experienced artists that require knowledge on how to make Visual Arts their career. Candidates will be selected based on their need and willingness to learn. Please let us know why you feel this program would benefit you in your art career by explaining your current situation:

  • How long you have you been making art?
  • Have you achieved any degree of success as an artist?
  • What languages do you speak and understand?
  • Where you were born?
  • When did you arrive in Edmonton (you must be a resident of Edmonton to participate)?
  • Were you born in Canada or when did you arrive in Canada?

Most importantly tell us what you expect to learn and why you want to succeed as a Visual Artist. Interviews will take place during the first week of February 2018 for those artists being considered for one of these six positions.

If you require more information about this program, please phone Sharon at 780.421.1731 (Wednesday to Friday between 10am and 4pm) or email. send  by email to Email us your questions.

Edmonton | PACE Annual General Meeting

Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton

PACE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre
11516 103 St NW, Edmonton

A MESSAGE FROM THE PACE BOARD CHAIR:
SHOULD THE PROFESSIONAL ARTS COALITION OF EDMONTON (PACE) CONTINUE?

That question will be put before those of you attending the PACE Annual General Meeting. PACE is at a crossroads and its continued existence is neither sustainable nor reasonable without significant engagement and a vote of confidence from the Edmonton Arts community.

The Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton and its predecessor, the Edmonton Professional Arts Coalition (EPAC), have fought for local working artists and their associations for 40 years. The organization was instrumental in the city forming the Edmonton Arts Council to distribute city dollars to the Arts and to pro-actively strengthen the presence of the Arts in our city.

Whether PACE will continue past this fall, however, is the main issue we must deal with at this year’s Annual General Meeting.

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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…

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Edmonton | Eleven Sculptures Find a New Home

Steel sculpture in Borden Park
It took two days of cranes, straps, power tools, ingenuity, hard hats, and several buckets of sunscreen to install the 11 new sculptures now residing in Borden Park. Artists Sandra Bromley, Kasie Campbell, Agnieszka Koziarz, and Susan Owen Kagan oversaw the installation of their artworks on the concrete pads dotted throughout the historic park. The EAC Public Art and Conservation teams, with invaluable assistance from Encore Trucking, (and some good old Alberta sunshine) moved and installed everything in record time.

>> Read the full article here…

Edmonton | Community Foundation Receives Record-Breaking Gift

Full Disclosure: Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC receives monies from the Eldon & Anne Foote Funds for the annual Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize.


Edmonton, AB — June 7, 2017

Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) is honoured to announce that it has received the largest charitable gift to a community foundation in Canadian history.

The unprecedented $164-million donation was given anonymously over the last two decades and today ECF is able to name Eldon and Anne Foote as the donors.

To date, the Eldon & Anne Foote Funds have enabled ECF to grant approximately $43 million to hundreds of charities in various sectors including: arts, culture and heritage; education and learning; health and wellness; social and community services; recreation and leisure; and the environment.

Since 2000, the Eldon & Anne Foote Funds have grown to a value of more than $206 million. Because the gifts are set up as endowment funds, ECF will be able to continue providing support to charities in perpetuity, honouring the Footes’ wishes and vision for a vibrant community now and forever.

Eldon Foote was born in Hanna, Alberta, attended the University of Alberta, and worked as a lawyer in Edmonton. In 1967, he moved to Australia and, over the years, grew a cleaning-product company into a multi-million dollar empire based mainly in Japan and Hong Kong, where he revolutionized the lives of thousands of homemakers by hiring them as active sales personnel. However, the Footes never lost their affection for Alberta.

Edmonton Community Foundation acts as a bridge between donors and greater Edmonton charities to help create and maintain a strong, vibrant community for generations to come. Through permanent endowment funds, the Foundation disburses 4 per cent of the fund value to charities each year. ECF is the fourth-largest community foundation in Canada.

Click here to learn more about the Eldon & Anne Foote Funds.

LONG LIST for the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize

May 03rd, 2017. In alphabetical order, the LONG LIST for the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize are:
Paul Bernhardt (nominated by Brenda Barry Byrne, Strathcona Art [email protected])
Sean Caulfield  (nominated by DC3 Art Projects + the Art Gallery of Alberta)
Clay Ellis (nominated by Peter and Camille Robertson, Peter Robertson Gallery)
Brad Necyk (nominated by Emily Baker and Jenny Willson-McGrath , Art Gallery of St. Albert)
Jill Stanton (nominated by Angel Karosi , Harcourt House Artist Run Centre)

Paul Bernhardt

Read more about the Paul Bernhardt’s nominated piece here
Read about who Paul Bernhardt is here

Sean Caulfield

Read more about Sean Caulfield’s nominated piece here and here
R
ead about who Sean Caulfield is here

Clay Ellis

Read more about the Clay Ellis nominated piece here
Read more about who Clay Ellis is here

Brad Necyk

Read more about Brad Necyk’s nominated piece here
Read more about who Brad Necyk is here

Jill Stanton

Read more about Jill Stanton’s nominated piece here
Read more about who Jill Stanton is here

The SHORT LIST of three artists will be announced on or just before May 27th, 2017. There will be a ceremony to announce the winner of the 6th annual Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize at 7:15pm on THURSDAY June 22nd at Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC Project Space (10215 112 Street, 3rd floor, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7).

The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize was established with the generous support of the Eldon + Anne Foote Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation and in partnership with the Edmonton Arts Council and Visual Arts Alberta Association. This Visual Arts Prize celebrates the brilliance of Visual Artists in Edmonton.

Galleries West Digital: New Art Magazine Launches Today!

Fall/Winter 2016 was the final issue of the Galleries West print magazine. Welcome to the replacement — the Galleries West Digital electronic magazine, published every second Tuesday..

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Catch the Wave in Winnipeg
The Winnipeg Art Gallery shows work by eight indigenous artists who use boards — whether to skate, ski or surf — in two dynamic new exhibitions that run until April 23.


DaveandJenn’s Natural History of Islands
David Foy and Jennifer Saleik teamed up as students at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, becoming the collaborative duo DaveandJenn. After graduating in 2006, they quickly drew attention for dense narrative paintings that sandwiched figures, creatures and forest landscapes within multiple layers of clear resin. Now the stories embedded in their work are coalescing into a grand narrative.


Tomoyo Ihaya’s Compassionate Message
Vancouver artist Tomoyo Ihaya has visited India 15 times. Through her travels, she’s been sensitized to cultural upheaval and disadvantaged peoples. Much of her art speaks to deprivation, oppression, lost homelands, escapes and exile.


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Calgary | Calgary Arts Development partners with The Calgary Congress for Equity & Diversity in the Arts

Calgary Arts Development logoCalgary Arts Development is pleased to announce a unique partnership with The Calgary Congress for Equity & Diversity in the Arts (CCEDA), called In/Pact.

“Calgary Arts Development is excited to be working with CCEDA on the In/Pact initiative,” says Patti Pon, President and CEO of Calgary Arts Development. “Working together, we will develop a suite of reporting, measurement and assessment tools to assist Calgary’s arts sector with their own equity & diversity strategies.”

Canada’s professional arts sector is at an historic moment. Diversity has been officially recognized as a primary driver of artistic, social and economic enrichment. We are on the cusp of some momentous changes to the Canadian cultural landscape as a result. The specific goals of In/Pact are consequently to stimulate city-wide discussion about the value of equity & diversity in the arts and strengthen the arts sector’s equity, diversity & inclusion capacity.

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New “Has The Artist Been Paid?” T-shirts available

Has the artist been paid tshirtWe are happy to announce that this year’s “Has The Artist Been Paid?” T-shirts have arrived and are availalbe for sale. Make your beliefs known with pride on a premium cherry red v-neck t-shirt with slogan in orange. A bold design for a bold statement.

Sizes s-m-l-xl $25 and 2xl $30

To order, email sharon@visualartsalberta.com, phone 780.421.1731 (toll-free 1.866.421.1731 – we will ship anywhere in Canada) or drop by the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery during our office hours, Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 12-4pm.

Model: Chris W. Carson, Executive Director of Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC