Category Archives: Canadian Calls

Lethbridge | Public Art Call – City of Lethbridge Small Projects Program

City of Lethbridge logoThe City of Lethbridge is offering local and regional artists two opportunities to participate in their Public Art Small projects program.

Artists are being invited to submit proposals for public artworks for the Lethbridge Sports Council office and Casa. Further information can be found at:

Sports Council:
http://artslethbridge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Call-for-Proposal_Sports-Council.pdf

Casa:
http://artslethbridge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Call-for-Proposal_Casa-2017.pdf

Spruce Grove | Two Calls for Feature Artists – Deadline Extended


Call for Feature Artists for 2018 and Call for 3D Feature Artists for 2018.

The deadline of your submission is July 1st, 2017. All Alberta artists are invited to submit a proposal for a solo or group show to be held at the Spruce Grove Art Gallery, 35 – 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove, AB.

Each show will be for an approximate duration of about 3 t o 4 weeks.  Please include a description and theme of your proposed exhibition.  Send 8 to 10 numbered and labelled photographs or digital files (jpeg) of recent work on CD or memory stick and include a self-addressed  stamped envelope for their return.

Update – Extended Submission deadline: 5:00 p.m. July 31, 2017.

Download the full call:

Wood Buffalo | Food Bank Association Mural Project Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI)

Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association logoThe Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association wishes to commission an artist to paint murals on two c-cans located on their property in downtown Fort McMurray, Alberta. The murals will only be painted on one side of each c-can (2 murals total) and should contain the themes of food security, food bank, food community, together at the table, etc.

REOI Due: June 16, 2017.

This REOI is open May 26 – June 16, 2017.  The artist will have from July 1 – August 31, 2017 to design, prep, and paint the murals. The artist will be invited to the unveiling reception in late September 2017. The artist will have from July 1 – August 31, 2017 to design, prep, and paint the murals. The artist will be invited to the unveiling reception in late September 2017. More details at www.artscouncilwb.ca/blog, or download the full REOI (pdf).

 

Art From The Heart

Art from the Heart logoAs you know, the residents of Fort McMurray are in the process of rebuilding not only homes but also their lives in general.

The earlier response to a previous letter was lovely as many of you want to donate a piece of original art work to the families of Ft. Mac. We know the value of original art exceeds the price. The true value is the energy it brings to home and we know this will aid in their rebuilding and healing.

Fort MacMurry’s Health Care Centres are reporting that most of the residents are dealing with some level of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from deep depression to headachesand anxiety. This is true for the children as well as the adults. We have seen the benefits of the Arts involvement in rebuilding communities and as visual artist we would like to do our part. Our goal is to provide a piece of original art for the residents who wish to partake in this.

This is the basis for how it will work:

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Sherwood Park | Call for Submissions: 2017 Celebrating Canadian Art

Art Society of Strathcona CountyArt Society of Strathcona County
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

Open Call for all artists residing in Canada — Honouring Canada’s 150th Birthday

Prizes For Each Category: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Masters, 3d, Photography/Digital Art

  • $350 Cash First Prize
  • $250 Cash Second Prize
  • $175 Cash Third Prize
  • $350 Jurors Choice

October 13 – 15 and 20 – 22,  Reception on October 13 at 7pm and  Tea on October 22, from 1pm–3pm. For Prospectus, go to our website.

Edmonton | Call for Submissions: Alberta Branded 2018 Showcase

Highlighting Alberta-made products

Alberta’s unique geography and cultural diversity inspire Alberta artists to share their creative expressions through art and fine craft. Our Alberta Branded retail store showcases a selection of ceramics, glass, jewellery, photography, paintings and sculptural pieces, all handcrafted by Alberta artists and available for purchase. A unique selection of traditional and contemporary Indigenous art and fine craft is also available.

Alberta Branded features an annual juried artist showcase that features distinctive pieces curated, and available for purchase, to represent a specific theme. Alberta Branded is currently accepting submissions for the Alberta Branded 2018 Showcase entitled Façonner until August 31, 2017.  Please visit http://www.assembly.ab.ca/visitorcentre/abBranded.html for downloadable forms and contact information.

Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2017

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

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St. Albert | Call for Street Artists!

ArtWalk St. Albert wants to fill our Downtown with art, and we’re looking for outdoor artists and buskers for ArtWalk nights (6-8:30 pm May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, 2017).

Please complete our form at http://www.artwalkstalbert.com/artist-registration.html to register for a spot downtown

If you have any questions about this call for artists, please contact Pam at 780-651-7202 or rentalsales@artsandheritage.ca.

Lethbridge | Call for Submissions for Cabinet of Queeriosities IV

Cabinet of Queeriosities IV The Gallery at Casa is hosting Cabinet of Queeriosities IV. This is the 4th in a series of exhibitions celebrating LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer) history, identity, culture, and pride through a diverse range of subject matters and approaches. In the past, works shown as part of Cabinet of Queeriosities have included video, photography, mixed media, painting, drawing, ceramics, found objects, altered objects, assemblages and people’s collections of LGBTQ themed items (such a beefcake playing cards and beaver ornaments). The Gallery at Casa is a multi-use facility, and submissions should consider diverse audiences and ages.

  • This call is open to all artists. You need not identify as LGBTQ but submissions should in some way address LGBTQ history, identity, culture and/or pride.
  • Each artist, or group of collaborators, may submit up to 3 works.
  • This exhibition is curated and artists chosen will be paid an honorarium for participating ($25 – $150, depending on the number of artists included).
  • Artists must cover cost of shipping, if applicable.
  • Please include name, medium, year, and insurance value when dropping off work to Casa. You may also include a cv and brief statement, not exceeding 250 words.

Drop off your work in person between June 10 and 13, 2017. If you are submitting from out of town, ensure your shipped work arrives at Casa before June 13, 2017. The exhibitioopens June 24 and runs until August 25, 2017. There will be an opening reception on June 24, 2017.

For more information, please contact guest curators and coordinator
Leila Armstrong at leila.armstrong@shaw.ca
Megan Morman megan.morman@uleth.ca
or Casa Curator Darcy Logan at gallery@artslethbridge.org