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.

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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.

Edmonton | Deadline Approaching for McLuhan House Artist in Residency


June 1, 2017 to May 30, 2018

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! 

For more information, download the call (pdf)

Calgary | Beacon Original Art Spring Exhibition & Sale

Beacon Original Art logo

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.

For more information please visit http://beaconoriginalart.com/upcoming_show and connect with us on Facebook Instagram & Twitter

Edmonton | PACE Spring 2017 Salon: An Opportunity to Build Relationships Indigenous Artists of Edmonton

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.

Admission is free but please register on EventBrite , or alternately RSVP to: admin@pacedmonton.com

Draw More Income 2017 EP12: Tina Martel

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’s book “Not In The Pink” can be purchased at http://notinthepink.ca/.

“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

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.

Edmonton | Call to Edmonton Artists :: Ivor Dent Sports Park (RFP)

Future Ivor Dent Sports ParkThe 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