Tag Archives: Calgary Jobs

Calgary: Your Brain on Art (call for submissions for fundraiser and exhibition)

YOUR BRAIN ON ART – Call for Submissions or New Work

The Branch Out Neurological Foundation is currently doing a call out to Artists who would be paired with Neuroscience Projects to create a new work inspired by brain research or donate and existing piece that is a great match. The piece would have National exposure on an on-line bidding site, would be in a week long gallery showing at cSPACE and then be auctioned off as a part of two evening fundraising event.

Please see if the call out is for youhttp://www.branchoutfoundation.com/calling_all_artists

Here’s a little bit about Branch Out and the fundraiser.

1 in 3 …is the number of Canadians is directly impacted by a neurological disorder. This means that you probably work with or know someone in your family who is impacted. With over 600 different types of brain abnormalities, including MS, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Depression, Concussion, etc. there is both a desire and need for alternative and non-pharmaceutical treatments.

Your Brain on Art Fundraiser

We fund research to find innovative and alternative solutions to keep brains at their best. Brain research gets a little“science-y”. We decided to flip it on its head and turn to art to help explain it. The “Your Brain on Art” Fundraiser explores the connections between art, technology, and neuroscience. Hosted in the character-filled cSPACE, this fundraiser brings together creative minds for an evening of cocktails, delicious food, theatre, art show, and auction. The evening is capped off by renowned and local playwright, Eugene Stickland, who has created a play inspired by our research. With two evening performances, attendees have the opportunity to enjoy art, see the research in action and meet some of Branch Out’s neuroscientists.


Draw More Income EP17: Stacey Bru (ft. Trevor Gieske)

We’re back! Sorry for the wait! We’ve got a fantastic new episode with the incredible Stacey Bru, the Alberta-based zine maker and writer of Anxiety Comics. Stacey came to the Draw More income podcast for a little while in late September to chat about all things zine culture and how she manages the professional aspects of this work. Stacey is a maker, a teacher, a business-person, and all around nice person. She’s totally fascinating and we hope you enjoy.

However, we’d also like to thank our guest host for this week, Trevor Gieske! We thought this might be a fun way to bring something new to the podcast and also help you get a more in-depth look at topics that Sara and Graeme might not have the expertise in. Trevor works for the Calgary comic book store Phoenix Comics in Inglewood (http://www.phoenix-comics.ca/) and co-runs the Indie Comics Coffee Klatsch at Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar with Stacey.

We’d also would like to thank the Alberta Printmaker’s Society again for letting us record in their space. As well, we record this show on traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T’ina, and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

For more info about Broken Pencil and, more specifically, Canzine on November 4th in Calgary, check out the link below:

Canzine Calgary 2017

For more info about Stacey Bru, check out the links below:

For more info about the Indie Comics Coffee Klatch, check out the Facebook group here:

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden with Stacey Bru and Trevor Gieske.
Additional support provided by Sara McKarney and Chris Carson.
It was recorded at The Alberta Printmaker’s Society in Calgary, AB. (http://www.albertaprintmakers.com/)
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.

Untitled Artist Society: Calgary (Resources for Artists)

Resources for Artists: Untitled Artist Society: Calgary

UAS provides exhibition and production infrastructure and develops new programs with the needs of Calgary-based emerging artists in mind. The continuing education of emerging artists is central to our mandate. Please see the following resources if you wish to improve your competitiveness and professionalism. UAS has also provided links to various organizations that provide various services for artists. Click here to connect to Untitled Artist Society Resources Page

EXHIBITION: Open Photo 2011@ Kaasa Gallery, August 25-Oct 02, 2011

Held off-site at the Kaasa Gallery in The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Visual Arts Alberta is pleased to present the VAAA 4th annual photography competition & exhibition. OPEN PHOTO 2011 exhibits some of Alberta’s finest photographers. Visual Arts Alberta received an overwhelmingly positive response to this open call and all applications went through a selective jurying process. Our guest juror Eleanor Lazare will choose the best over-all photographer, as well as honorable mentions, prior to the opening reception. Awards will be announced at the opening reception, and the award winning work will go on to be exhibited in Calgary at The Southern Jubilee Auditorium October 2011.



Please refer to the Information page to learn about Stride’s mandate, and the programming criteria for each of our three exhibition spaces.  Eligibility is limited to mid-career and established artists in the Main Space, and to emerging and aspiring artists (including students) in our +15 window space.  Artists in any stage of their career (emerging through established) may apply for exhibitions in our Project Room, provided their proposal is in accord with the stated mandate for this space. (more…)