Draw More Income 2017 EP13: Brandy Saturley PD Talk

It’s that time again for the Draw More Income podcast! Today, we release the recording of our recent professional development talk with the Canadian painter, Brandy Saturley. Brandy shares her path and advice as an successful artist inspecting all things Canadiana in this wonderful live recording from our Edmonton gallery space in late March 2017.

To learn more about Brandy’s wonderful work, visit:

Brandy Saturley

This episode was recorded by Sara McKarney
This episode was edited by Sara McKarney and Ryan Hemphill.
Additional assistance provided by Graeme Dearden, Chris Carson, and all the lovely people who showed up to the talk.
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.

Calgary | CSPW – National Watercolour Symposium 2017

CSPWC/SCPA logoThe Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) is having the National Watercolour Symposium back in Alberta (Calgary) after 10 years!

It takes place at Alberta College of Art and Design from August 19 to August 24. 

For all pertinent information, including program outlines, instructors, workshops & excursions, timetable, accommodation options, and more, please download (all pdf):
CSPWC Symposium Brochure Information (1)
Symposium Registration
CSPWC Poster

web: cspwc.com  email: info@cspwc.com


In The Making: Alberta Artists at the Intersection of Craft and Digital Media

In The Making artwork

In the making is an 86-page catalogue published by the Alberta College of Art + Design that discusses the work of thirteen contemporary artists whose practices engage various conceptual and material intersections between craft and emerging digital media. The twenty-four works in this exhibition by Ward Bastian, Jolie Bird, Hyang Cho, Dean Drever, Stephen Holman, Mackenzie Kelly-Frère, Robin Lambert, Wednesday Lupypciw, Brendan McGillicuddy, Tyler Rock, Jenna Stanton and Pavitra Wickramasinghe span a diverse range of disciplines—photography, performance, video and sound installation, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and glass. Key ideas include the relationship between tacit and conceptual knowledges; the coexistence of traditional and contemporary ways of making that involve processes of translation and remediation; the labour and love of craft and technology in terms of production, distribution and consumption; the dematerialization and rematerialization of art and craft since Conceptual art; and the deskilling and reskilling of postdisciplinary practice.

The catalogue features a curatorial essay by Diana Sherlock and an extended interview with the artists about “Questions of Making and Research,” conducted by Canadian independent curator and researcher, Nicole Burisch. The exhibition was hosted by the Illingworth Kerr Gallery at the Alberta College of Art + Design and by the Kenderdine College Art Galleries at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

Designed by GOOD Company and printed by cbn Commercial Solutions (formerly McAra Printing) in Calgary, the book includes full-colour reproductions of the In the making installation at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery and each artist’s work printed on 100 lb Titan Dull text with soft touch aqueous finish. Sixteen 50T Eames diffused White Architecture dividers include key pullout quotations printed in silver ink. It is beautifully perfect bound with a 122 lb silky Pilke Royal Blue cover with silver line decoration and debossed silver foil stamp title block.

Available: December 15, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-895086-45-4
Price: $25.50 Cdn. plus applicable taxes and shipping
Distribution Contact: Alberta College of Art + Design Bookstore, bookstore@acad.ca, 403.284.7663 or Diana Sherlock, diana.sherlock@acad.ca

Thank you to our funders: the Alberta College of Art + Design, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary 2012, Calgary Arts Development, Kenderdine College Art Galleries and the University of Saskatchewan, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.

Medicine Hat | PaintWorks + Acrylic’s Two-Day Experimental Workshop

Eisenbarth Paintworks Workshop

  • Friday and Saturday,  June 2-3, 2017 in Medicine Hat
  • Friday 5 – 9pm, Saturday 9:30am – 4pm (coffee at 9am) with lunch provided and light refreshments.
  • Cost: $150.00
  • Theme: Flowers

Each person will have their own room to work and we can spread out in my studio space if required. A separate list of supplies will be made available on the website once registered.

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website:  www.artworksinred.com
online journal: http://www.artworksinred.com/journal.html
email: theresa@artworksinred.ca
email: theresa@artworksinred.com
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ArtWorks-in-RED-Studio/299289393460226

Canada | The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) : Offering $30,000 in Awards

SSNAP - Saltspring National Art Prize logo

Two Months Remaining for Artist Submissions : Until May 31, 2017
The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) : Offering $30,000 in Awards

Canadian artists and permanent residents of Canada are invited to submit their 2D and 3D work for consideration to this national art prize jury. In its second year, SSNAP is offering $30,000 in awards.

The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity, resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. Finalists will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada and artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.

Deadline for submissions; May 31, 2017


Edmonton | Paint Night Instructor Opportunity

Edmonton Valley Zoo logoOverview: 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.

Download this call (pdf)

Event Details

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.


Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor March 2017

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 15 No 9  March 2017 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2017          ISSN 1708-170X

Local arts and culture statistics

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.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

St. Albert | Summer Gallery Assistant at Art Gallery of St. Albert (seasonal, full time)

Art Gallery of St. Albert logoArt Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), with Arts and Heritage St. Albert, has an exciting opportunity available for a highly energetic, creative and organized individual.

The Summer Gallery Assistant supports artistic achievement and visual culture in St. Albert and area by providing support for gallery events, programs and activities throughout the summer season.

The job listing should be viewed on the Arts and Heritage careers page here:  http://artsandheritage.ca/about-us/employment-opportunities/

Deadline for applications: 5 pm MST, Mon, April 3, 2017.

2017 National Visual Arts Advocate Award Nominations

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.


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.