Category Archives: CALL FOR ARTISTS

Strathcona County | Call for Artists :: The 3rd Annual Hidden Treasures Open Art Studio Tour

Art Society of Strathcona CountyThe Art Society of Strathcona County (ASSC) is please to announce an exciting opportunity for Strathcona County artists – a local home studio tour!  The 3rd Annual Hidden Treasures Open Art Studio Tour is planned for June 23 & 24th, 2018.  This is a self-guided tour of Strathcona County artists’ working studios.  The event is free to the public.  Artists will be able to show and sell any of their artwork in their home studio setting.  The Art Society of Strathcona County provides advertising, promotion and signage.  Registration is limited to 10 non-ASSC members.

On-line registration at artstrathcona.com commences February 1st and closes February 28th.  See the  attached information sheet for more details.

Call to Artists | IWS Canada/CSPWC International Festival of Watercolour

iws canada logoThe IWS Canada is part of an international network of watercolour societies. Over the last few years IWS has celebrated watercolour with international festivals and workshops in many countries. Our plan is to continue building on increasing the exposure of watercolour bringing artists together from around the globe and, share our mutual love of watercolour.

This year the IWS Canada and the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour are collaborating to create a exciting event in the Toronto area and we to generate lots of participation. Here are some of the details.

IWS Canada/CSPWC International Festival of Watercolour
September 28 to October 28th, 2018

The festival will feature a juried exhibition in Richmond Hill, Ontario, of about 150 Watercolours by artists across Canada and around the world. The prospectus  for the exhibition, with all relevant information, is available on the IWS Canada website or Facebook page.

Open for submissions: January 15, 2018.
Deadline for submissions: by 6pm EST, March 20, 2018 (late entries will not be accepted).

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Edmonton | Call for Submissions – The 2018 Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize

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.

This prize is open to Edmonton area artists nominated by an individual, a gallery, art group or art organization also located in the Edmonton area (defined as the City of Edmonton and its four surrounding counties). Entries may be in any visual arts media and must have been shown in a greater Edmonton area gallery space during 2017 (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017). Submissions will be judged by an independent jury selected by Visual Arts Alberta Association. Deadline for submissions is 4pm on Friday, March 30, 2018. A shortlist will be announced on or before Friday, May 25, 2018. The prize winner will be announced at a short ceremony on June 21, 2018.

The 2018 Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize Application Form can be downloaded here.

Edmonton | Call to Western Canadian Curators/Consultants :: Jasper Avenue Streetscape (RFQ)

edmonton arts council

Professional curators residing in Western Canada are invited to submit their qualifications for the Jasper Avenue Streetscape. This opportunity is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

The public art curator will work collaboratively with the Jasper Avenue project team and community stakeholders such as local businesses, residents, and community organizations. The curator will then devise a methodology whereby artists can be embedded in a meaningful and appropriate way, and that identifies opportunities for public art in response to the area’s spaces, sites, and people.

Budget:
$20,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm MST on Friday, January 19, 2018

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Calling All Curators with an interest in Contemporary Dance!

The Canada Council Art Bank is seeking proposals from individuals to curate an exhibition of works from the Art Bank collection, in addition to material drawn from additional public collections including videos, photography, costumes and maquettes that focus on the dynamism, diversity and impact of contemporary dance in Canada.

The curator will have the opportunity to explore significant milestones in the evolution of contemporary dance and its impact on the broader arts sector.  The curator may also consider the future of Dance in Canada.

Curatorial Fee : $5000
How to Apply: Send proposal to Amy Jenkins, see info below.
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (3pm EST)
For more information, please click on the request for proposals.

CONTACT:
Amy Jenkins
Head
Canada Council Art Bank.

Alberta Call to Artists: Evidence of Paint 2018

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC logoIf you find your creative practice shows evidence of paint (oil, acrylic, water colour) this is an opportunity to have your work seen in Calgary and Edmonton!

We invite Indigenous, Newcomer and Alberta artists from all parts of the province to submit images to Evidence of Paint 2018! It is an excellent opportunity to exhibit your work in a group exhibition. All subject matter, styles and techniques are welcome — as long as they show evidence of paint.

Submission Deadline: Friday April 27, 2018 at 4 pm.

in Edmonton, from late August to mid October, 2018 and in Calgary, from mid October to the end of November, 2018 Actual exhibition dates TBA. The work will be exhibited at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton (North) and Calgary (South). Exhibiting artists will receive a nominal artist fee.

For more information, including submission guidelines, download the Call and Entry Form (pdf)

Calgary | Call for Submissions — Cross+Decay Magazine

Cross+Decay is a new art and literary magazine curated by crucifixvi, a Calgary-based multi-media artist and writer. The first issue of this magazine will be launched in Spring 2018, available in print and digital formats.

The magazine will be quarterly, with each issue featuring an over-arching theme. The debut issue is ‘Ghosts’. The work must adhere to this theme, but it is up to the conceptualization and interpretation of the artist. Cross+Decay is looking for prose, poetry, and visual art submissions. Prose can be short fiction or short non-fiction, 500-1000 words. Visual art can be of any medium, including photography and photographs of three-dimensional work.

Deadline for submissions: February 18, 2018

Accepted creators will be paid for their work.

  • Prose- $0.02/word, $0.01/word after 500 words.
  • Poetry- $0.50/line, $0.25/line after 20 lines.
  • Artwork- $15/selected digital file (high quality .jpeg required)

All creators will continue to have full rights to their work.

Please email submissions to crucifixvi@gmail.com, with full name, a short bio, and any relevant information regarding the work. If you have any further questions, please send an email to the above address.

Edmonton | Call to Alberta Artists :: Jasper Place Bowl and Grandstand (RFP)

edmonton arts councilThe Jasper Place Bowl and Grandstand public art competition, open to professional artists residing in Alberta, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

The Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, is seeking an existing sculptural artwork by an Alberta based artist for the entrance plaza of the redeveloped Jasper Place Bowl and Grandstand. An existing sculpture that relates to the surrounding architectural shapes and concept is of interest, however alternate concepts are welcome.
 Jasper Place Bowl and Grandstand (RFP)Budget: $38,500.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)
Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm MST Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Installation: Spring 2019
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Lethbridge | Public art opportunity – City of Lethbridge

City of Lethbridge logo

Project Intent
The City of Lethbridge Art Committee is seeking an Artist to design and fabricate a sculpture to be installed in a prominent Downtown Lethbridge gateway located at the NW corner of 5th Street (Round Street) and 6th Avenue South. The intent of the project is to provide a permanent piece of public art that creates a welcoming, appealing entrance to the Downtown and celebrates the presence of the Lethbridge Multicultural Centre, home of the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association. The highly visible Round Street location is a special gateway into the Downtown. Through a combination of public art and comprehensive landscaping, it is the intention to create an entry experience that reflects the unique environment, history and culture of the Downtown.

Stage I Submission Deadline: March 10, 2018 @ 00:00

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Call to Artists :: Medicine Hat Seniors Centre Public Art Project

Medicine Hat Seniors Centre rendering

RFP No. CD17-94 (Medicine Hat Seniors Centre Public Art Project)

The City of Medicine Hat invites artists to participate in a public art competition. The winning submission(s) will receive a commission to create and install outdoor public art works or related series of works to be situated in front of the Seniors Centre. The City of Medicine Hat is seeking a professional artist(s) with experience working in mediums suitable for continual exposure in public spaces. Artists must be able to work within existing parameters of the site, be able to work collaboratively and have a history of working within set budgets. A site visit is planned for January 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Seniors Centre, 225 Woodman Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB. Click on the link below to access the Alberta Purchasing Connection and have access to the bid package.

http://vendor.purchasingconnection.ca/Opportunity.aspx?Guid=B34810E7-DCC6-4A52-9962-13B095F6CC2B&88

Olson, Rhonda
Buyer
580 First Street SE  |  Medicine Hat, AB  |  T1A 8E6
Tel: 403-529-8237  |  Fax: 403-526-1239  |  Email