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Edmonton | Call for Submissions: Alberta Branded 2018 Showcase

Highlighting Alberta-made products

Alberta’s unique geography and cultural diversity inspire Alberta artists to share their creative expressions through art and fine craft. Our Alberta Branded retail store showcases a selection of ceramics, glass, jewellery, photography, paintings and sculptural pieces, all handcrafted by Alberta artists and available for purchase. A unique selection of traditional and contemporary Indigenous art and fine craft is also available.

Alberta Branded features an annual juried artist showcase that features distinctive pieces curated, and available for purchase, to represent a specific theme. Alberta Branded is currently accepting submissions for the Alberta Branded 2018 Showcase entitled Façonner until August 31, 2017.  Please visit http://www.assembly.ab.ca/visitorcentre/abBranded.html for downloadable forms and contact information.

Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2017

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.