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Alberta | Art Gallery of Alberta announces call for submissions for large on-site installation

Alberta artists are invited to submit proposals for an installation in Manning Hall

Edmonton, AB—The Art Gallery of Alberta announces a call for submissions for new work from Alberta artists to be on temporary display in Manning Hall. A prominent, heavy traffic exhibition space on the first floor, Manning Hall is used by the AGA for high profile events and public and educational programs such as: exhibition openings, All Day Sunday family activities, Art for Lunch, as well as for external facility rentals.

“The AGA has always been a proud champion of the visual arts in Alberta,” explains Catherine Crowston, AGA executive director. “Manning Hall is a prominent, large scale space that encourages exploration and inspiration upon each gallery visit. It is the first art experience upon entry and as such, its place of prominence offers an extraordinary opportunity to showcase the work of Alberta artists.”

Submissions will be accepted no later than Monday, September 4 at 5 pm. The selected art work will be on temporary display at the AGA from February 17, 2018 to early 2019.

Please visit for more information:  www.youraga.ca/manning-hall-call-for-submissions/
Download this media release (pdf)

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview please contact:

Lynda Vang, AGA public relations coordinator 
T: 780-392-2468 | M: 780-246-1488 | E: lynda.vang@youraga.ca

Alberta | 2019 Calgary Stampede Poster Competition

 2019 CALGARY STAMPEDE POSTER COMPETITION
Albertan youth, age 15-24, are invited to submit their best 2D works of art with the hope of being selected as a finalist to create their vision for the iconic 2019 Calgary Stampede poster and take home the first place $10,000 scholarship.

Deadline to apply: October 27, 2017.

Visit the Calgary Stampede Website for more information.

Edmonton | In Dreams Awake : Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC Project Space

In Dreams Awake posterThe exhibition In Dreams Awake features art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Inspired by the triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, this eclectic exhibition examines the ‘earthly garden’ as investigated by artists in Alberta and explores the influence of the past on contemporary artistic expression.  

June 8 – August 19
Reception June 22, 7 – 9pm

Gallery Hours: Wed–Fri 10am–4pm & Sat 12–4pm
Closed July 1 & August 5

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC
3rd Floor, 10215 – 112 St. Edmonton, AB
780.421.1731 | carfac@visualartsalberta.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.

Open Photo Open Digital 2013: art exhibition in Edmonton & Calgary

OPOD 2013 evites final

Open Photo Open Digital 2013: Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC with the Alberta Jubliee Auditoria Society is pleased to host an exhibition of artworks from over 25 Alberta artists working in photography and digital art.

Join us for the opening reception of this 6th Alberta-Wide exhibition in Edmonton on Friday, August 30th from 6-8 pm in the Kaasa Gallery at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award!

The exhibition will be up in Edmonton until October 11 and then will move to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary from October 18 until November 30, 2013.

If you’re in Calgary on Friday, November 8th from 7 to 9 pm, please join us for a reception to celebrate the show.

AFA PROJECT GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUALS

DEADLINES: FEBRUARY 15, SEPTEMBER 1 ANNUALLY

The Individual Artists Project Grant program supports the development of individual Alberta artists, Traditional Aboriginal artists, arts administrators, and artist ensembles by providing a grant for a specific project.