Overview: The Edmonton Valley Zoo is looking to partner with an artist to facilitate one or more paint nights. We are looking for a dynamic, energetic individual comfortable with instructing crowds of 30-35 people in painting an animal-themed picture. The zoo would provide most of the supplies; the artist supplies instruction.
Date: tentatively set for Friday, July 21
Event Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Painting instruction from 7:15 – 9:15, approximately
Location: EdVenture Lodge of the Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road.
Painting: an easy, animal-themed painting that can be completed within 2 hours. Ideally, the animal theme can be connected to one of the animals here at the zoo, since the patrons will also get an encounter with that animal.
In this issue: Four Canadian projects that examine local data related to the arts, culture, and heritage, including benchmarks of local cultural spending, an assessment of the state of local infrastructure, as well as local reports on arts participation, arts investment, artists, and disaster recovery.
CARFAC seeks to honour a professional artist from Alberta, who has made a significant contribution as an advocate for the Canadian visual arts community. This contribution may be national or regional in scope, and is a wonderful opportunity for a local arts advocate to gain national recognition and thanks for their work.
This year, the National Visual Arts Advocate Award will be presented during our national AGM to be held June 3rd in Edmonton. The winner will receive a craft-based artwork, made by an artist from Alberta.
The inaugural award was presented to Kim Ondaatje and Tony Urquhart in 2008, in celebration of CARFAC’s 40th anniversary. The award was presented to two of CARFAC’s founding members, who diligently worked towards the creation of an organization that represents and protects the professional interests of visual artists across Canada. A new era of arts activism was born under their leadership, and through this award, we pay tribute to further achievements made by artists in the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of visual artists, and the overall well-being of the visual arts community. Past winners include Pierre Tessier, Marlene Creates, Todd Janes, Sarah Petite, Pat Durr, Bill Horne, Johnnene Maddison, and Holly Faye.
Deadline for receipt of nominations is April 21, 2017.
Arts Habitat is pleased to continue the Artist Studio Residency Program for a second year at historic McLuhan House! The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work for one-year, rent-free in the McLuhan House studio embedded in a vibrant network of cultural workers, researchers and heritage-lovers.
Calling artists of all disciplines to apply for the McLuhan House Artist Studio Residency Program. Please send an application including portfolio of images, Letter of proposal and CV to Arts Habitat by April 3rd at Midnight!
25 artists, local & from throughout Alberta, in attendance: Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture & Textiles. Special guests: Sir Winston Churchill Senior High Students – Art Cards for the Cure – all proceeds supporting the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10am – 4pm
Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association
917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary
We invite you, your family & friends to join us in celebrating the visual arts & building community spirit in our great province! Free parking, admission & draws. Discounts to our guests kindly provided by Framing & Art Centre Calgary as well as Bridgeland’s Coffee Roaster Baya Rica Cafe.
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
5 — 7 PM
Paul Byrne Hall, MacEwan University
9-115, West End of the Robbins Health Learning Centre
110th Street and 104th Avenue
With special guests:
Christine Sokaymoh Frederick, recently named the Citadel Theatre’s First Indigenous Associate Artist Anna Marie Sewell, former Edmonton poet laureate Lana Whiskeyjack, artist Chris W. Carson, executive director, visual arts alberta — CARFAC.
We’re back again with the Draw More Income Podcast! Today we bring you an interview with the incredibly talented Grand Prairie artist, Tina Martel. Sara McKarney guides the conversation through all sorts of topics, like Tina’s teaching career and living in Grande Prairie and the practical concerns of being an artist (and writer). Her experience as an artist runs deep and we highly encourage you to give this episode a listen and learn a little about being a professional artist.
“Tina Martel is a Canadian artist whose practice includes mixed media, painting, drawing, books, photography, installation and video. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, she began drawing at the age of four, and later, (much later) received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has exhibited across Canada, the United States and in Europe. She has been teaching fine arts in the post secondary system for the last 15 years.”
not in the pink by tina martel
This episode was recorded by Sara McKarney.
Edited by Ryan Hemphill
Additional support provided by Graeme Dearden and Chris Carson.
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.
The Ivor Dent Sports Park public art competition, open to professional Artists residing in Edmonton and surrounding area, 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 Public Art Program, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks an artist or artist team to create a series of artistic elements to be attached to light poles lining the park entrance.
This artwork opportunity is highly visible and will lend a welcoming, celebratory, vibrant, and visually stimulating element to the park entrance. As the first thing seen by visitors, the artwork will lead them in, and pique their interest. No theme is directly proposed; artwork celebrating the spirit of inclusivity inherent in sports communities may be considered.
Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Friday, April 28, 2017