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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

Mandate letter for Minister of Canadian Heritage

Dear Ms. Joly:I am honoured that you have agreed to serve Canadians as Minister of Canadian Heritage.

We have promised Canadians a government that will bring real change – in both what we do and how we do it. Canadians sent a clear message in this election, and our platform offered a new, ambitious plan for a strong and growing middle class. Canadians expect us to fulfill our commitments, and it is my expectation that you will do your part in delivering on those promises to Canadians.

We made a commitment to invest in growing our economy, strengthening the middle class, and helping those working hard to join it. We committed to provide more direct help to those who need it by giving less to those who do not. We committed to public investment as the best way to spur economic growth, job creation, and broad-based prosperity. We committed to a responsible, transparent fiscal plan for challenging economic times.

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Tattoo Speaks: project at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery: Edmonton

TATTOO SPEAK

DL4ao you have a tattoo?

Does your tattoo have an interesting story behind it or was inspired by something special? Does it represent a significant time in your life?

On October 3rd 2015, Wachira will be hosting a photo shoot from 12pm to 4pm at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery, 3rd Floor, 10215 – 112 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7. Those who would like to share their tattoo pieces and the stories behind them are welcome to drop by. Additional sessions will be held on November 14 and December 5. For further information please contact: karuewachira@gmail.com.

Through photography, Tattoo Speak will capture the deeply personal stories behind these beautiful pieces of body art while deconstructing the negative stereotypes associated with them. The project by Karue Wachira, an Alberta photographer, will take place over the next year.

 

Report on Culture: St. Albert, AB

City of St. Albert logoThe Culture Department in St. Albert is pleased to share with you our Report on Culture. We decided to present things a little differently, so in addition to our annual report, we’ve also created a video that shows a year in the life of Culture in St. Albert.

The video includes both Performing and Visual Arts, and moments captured from the Mayor’s Awards, the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival, St. Albert Children’s Theatre, the Amplify Festival and the Arden Theatre.

As the report is a large file, here is a link to our website. The Report is available to download as a PDF and you can view our video here.

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor May 2015

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Vol. 14 No 2 May 2015 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2015 ISSN 1708-170X
Dance / Arts participation and engagement
In this issue: Summaries of a major Canadian report on active participation in dance, American reports on arts participation and local arts vibrancy, and a report from the United Kingdom on arts participation.
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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Arts Sector disappointed by Federal budget 2015: CAC

cacArts sector disappointed by Budget 2015

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 – The Canadian Arts Coalition (CAC) – a united national movement of artists, cultural workers, business leaders, and volunteers – was disappointed to learn that the Canada Council for the Arts was not considered one of the government’s priorities in Budget 2015. After participating in the pre-budget consultations, the CAC was hopeful that its recommendation to increase the operating budget of the Canada Council would be adopted. Unfortunately, the Canada Council’s funding was unchanged in the 2015 Budget.

“This lack of investment in the Canada Council for the Arts reflects a short-sightedness on the part of the government.” commented CAC spokesperson, Kate Cornell of the Canadian Dance Assembly.

The Canada Council is a well respected, efficiently run, national arm’s-length agency that fosters and promotes the creation and enjoyment of the arts for all Canadians. The Council plays an important role in supporting artists, creation and dissemination. The Canada Council’s programs support a tremendous range of jobs within the cultural sector: artists, book publishers, general managers, stage managers, set and lighting designers, sound engineers, filmmakers, bookkeepers, and numerous other creative and administrative workers benefit from the trickle down effects of the Government’s investments through the Canada Council. Since 1990, the number of arts organizations supported by the Canada Council has increased by 65% – a response to the growing and diversifying engagement in creative and cultural experiences by Canadians across the country.

Budget 2015 did allot $210 million over four years to celebrations for Canada’s 150. The arts sector is encouraged by this investment, but awaits the details to see if professional artists and arts organizations will be eligible to apply for this new funding. 

The arts and cultural sector represents 4% of Canada’s labour force, which makes it an engine of Canada’s economy. Given that many Canadian artists and cultural workers are self-employed small-business owners, it is clear that these jobs are essential to the prosperity of thousands of families across the country. The Canadian Arts Coalition will continue to consult with the federal government to assert the importance of its sector.