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.

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)

Blairmore/Rocky Mountains | Gushul Studio Residencies – Open Call

OPEN CALL GUSHUL STUDIO RESIDENCY
Length of Stay: One to Four months Duration
Deadline: Ongoing
Location: Blairmore, Alberta, Canada

The Open Call Gushul Studio Residency is available to the following applicants:

  • Canadian Artists and Writers
  • Non-Canadian Artists and Writers

Applications for Open Call Gushul Studio Residencies are accepted on an ongoing basis for both the Artist’s Studio and Writer’s Cottage. The Cottage accommodates a maximum of two writers and the Visual Artists’ Studio accommodates two working artists with room for two additional non-working occupants. Both facilities are separate buildings situated in proximity to one another in the town of Blairmore, Alberta, situated directly beside the historic Trans-Canada Railway line in the spectacular eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains

For information and full details related to application procedures and requirements, please refer to Gushul Studio Residency Application Guidelines.

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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.

Lethbridge | Public art opportunity – City of Lethbridge

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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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Calgary | Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery Emerging Artist Exhibit: Submissions Now Open!

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We are at it again! The Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery is now accepted submission for our Spring 2018. Our exhibition is: Emerging Artist Exhibit April 12th to June 30th 2018.

Deadline to submit March 9th 2018

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance supporting and presenting all art forms; and creating opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The PTS Art Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission. We are asking any artists who identifies as an Emerging Artist (under 5 years of professional experience) to submit for this exhibit.

Please download our submission package and poster. Feel free to forward this information to any who may be interested in applying for this exhibit. We look forward to connecting with the new and innovative artist in our community.

Kelly Malcolm  |  Programming Director
P U M P H O U S E  T H E A T R E
403 . 263 . 0079  ext 100  |  kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca

Morinville / Edmonton Area | Opportunity for Artist in Morinville

The Fable Gardens Ltd is looking for a painter(s) to do artwork in their visitor area.  Visit the following links to give you a better idea of our project and our goal.

Facebook or Instagram

This magical project requires the skills and imagination of an artist to complete our visitor’s area.  We would like to do at least 2 – a 3D painting that gives the impression of the floor falling away into a canyon, lake or river.  Also in the area we would like to do murals showing the children building the daycare.  We have a budget of $2000-3000 per piece to a maximum of $15,000.

Since we want to open for tourists next spring we need this work done by the 1st of April 2018.  We look forward to hearing from you next week.

Bob Chauvet at 780-913-2406 to arrange an onsite visit.

robert.chauvet@yahoo.ca

Calgary | Call for Artist Submissions:: Beacon Original Art

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Beacon Original Art – Call for Artist Submissions

We invite emerging and professional artists to participate at our juried Annual Spring Art Exhibition & Sale on April 21, 2018 in Calgary.

Painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramic, glass, jewelry and textile artists are encouraged to apply. Artists are accepted on a first-served rolling basis and space is filled well before the submission deadline of Saturday March 10th. Apply now!

For more information please visit Artist Submissions and connect with us: Facebook Twitter Instagram.

Thank you for your consideration and happy creating!

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Beacon Original Art
Tammy and Stephen Watt
235 – 10 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB   T2E 0X1
403-276-9602
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Canada Council for the Arts Arts Across Canada

Deadline: 1 month from departure

The Travel component of Arts Across Canada funds activities linked to Canadian presentation, exhibition, artistic collaboration, networking and building market opportunities for Canadian artists, arts professionals, artistic groups and arts organizations. Grants provide support to participate in significant events, build a national presence and for festivals and presenters to conduct research for Canadian artistic programming.

Find out more here.