The Visual Arts Alberta AGM was held in Calgary this past weekend. Two Alberta politicians (the Honourable Teresa Woo-Paw and Dr. David Swann) joined us for an Open Discussion on the partnership between Visual Arts Alberta and Alberta College of Art & Design Student Association (ACADSA).
At this year’s AGM, Margaret Witschl (CARFAC National Representative from Alberta) made a motion that was firmly endorced by all present for Visual Arts Alberta to become the Provincial Affiliate for CARFAC in Alberta.
MOTION: Visual Arts Alberta has operated as provincial affiliate host for the national arts organization Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) in the province of Alberta for the past four years. I move that Visual Arts Alberta formalize it’s tie with the national arts organization Canadian Artists’ Representation/ Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) to become the provincial affiliate in Alberta. Visual Arts Alberta will continue to operate as a Provincial Arts Service Organization in Alberta and be known by the legal name Visual Arts Alberta Association and by the common name Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC.
This motion was seconded by Paddy Lamb. All in favour. (more…)
Visual Arts Alberta would like to introduce Graeme Dearden. Graeme will be our Communication Assistant working at ACAD (Calgary) starting in September.
A third year ACAD student working in glass and printmaking, Graeme has extensive volunteer experience, combined with relevant work experience and a number of awards to his credit (5 awards and scholarships in 2012 alone!).
Graeme will be working 30 hour per month for Visual Arts Alberta in Calgary. During the school year, every Wednesday between noon and 2pm, Graeme will keep office hours near the cafeteria (main mall of ACAD).
Visual Arts Alberta is your Provincial Arts Service Organization. As Alberta’s Visual Arts Organization, we are the provincial host for the national professional arts group CARFAC (the organization that implemented artists fees in Canada).
The cost for membership for an individual member of Visual Arts Alberta is $40, the cost for a CARFAC individual membership is $45. A combined membership costs $75. Discounts are available for students and seniors.
The Visual Arts Alberta and CARFAC membership form for 2012 is available under VAAA Forms on the grey tab at the top of the home page.
Make plain your devotion to Visual Arts Alberta! Drop by during office hours and pick up one of our limited edition buttons for your coat or bag, featuring our new logo. Find us at 10215 112 Street NW on the third floor in Edmonton, Wed-Fri from 10-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm.
PREVIEW of the NEW Visual Arts Alberta Logo by Stephan Wiebe.
Wiebe winner of the Visual Arts Alberta Logo Competition, is an art teacher at Arbour Lake Middle School in Calgary, with BFA Honours and Education degrees. As an artist, He specializes in drawing (burnt into wood) and has recently started doing some illustration. Wiebe has produced a number
of variations of this logo that Visual Arts Alberta
will be using.
The VAAA Alberta Gallery Requirement Survey, 4 years in the making, can now be downloaded. This booklet contains summary information for Alberta public and commercial galleries and artist-run centres: the information you need for location, mandate, submission requirements, and terms of exhibition. The intent of this Gallery Survey is to provide Alberta artists with a useful tool when planning their exhibition and marketing strategies, in addition to giving Alberta galleries a resource that they can give to artists – a valuable, time-saving aid for both. We hope you find it useful.