A new group for the immigrant / multicultural artists in Edmonton area. This group is for newcomers as well as for the artists already established in Canada. The address of the group is: http://www.meetup.com/a-group-for-multicultural-artists/
offering information how to start, where to find a place to show art, information about festivals and art shows, and many more things. Also offering encouragement from a supportive community.
Join us for the opening of this group show featuring 10 graduating art students from 5 Alberta communities: Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, and Grande Prairie. Coming of Age: The Graduates opens to the public on June 7th, with an artist’s reception on June 21st from 6:30 -9:30 pm. Drop by until July 14th to see the exciting work emerging from Alberta’s art schools! The Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open Wed-Fri from 10-4 and Sat from 12-4. The Gallery will be closed June 30.
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. (more…)
Friends of the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society *Call for Submissions*
The *Friends of the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society *is pleased to announce a call for submissions: if you are an artist interested in showing your work in the Kaasa Gallery (lower level, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium) or the Alcove Gallery (First Balcony Alcove, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium) please complete a submission according to the guidelines below.
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts curates an extensive collection of world renowned art by established Alberta artists throughout the Auditoria. The Society is pleased to provide this opportunity for emerging artists / artists’ groups as well. (more…)
For artists new to public art commissions, the opportunity can be both exciting and overwhelming. The case studies in this document contain artists’ reflections on working on a commission for Edmonton’s public art collection. This guide provides information for artists interested in learning more about the EAC’s public art program and the proposal process.
See the EAC’s Public Art Guide for Artists:
Also visit edmontonarts.ca
July 29 to August 28, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: Thurs, July 29, 2010 7-9:30pm
Visual Arts Alberta presents FIBRE OLYMPICS, an annual juried show exhibiting the talented provincial membership of the Hand Weavers, Spinners and Dyers of Alberta (HWSDA).
The HWSDA theme for 2010 is “Fibre Olympics”, with the defining colours including Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The members of HWSDA have submitted their personal best pieces, all of which reflect their experience and accomplished workmanship. The exhibition includes a varied array of work: scarves, coats, tea towels, blankets, and framed pieces are but a few of the types of items on display. VAAA GALLERY
3RD Floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton
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Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am to 4pm, Sat 12-4pm. Admission free. Closed holiday weekend (July 31 & Aug. 2)
Are you a HWSDA member in good standing (for 2 consecutive years) wanting to further your knowledge of the fibre arts? You may be eligible to apply for a HWSDA Scholarship! The following guidelines may help you decide if you would qualify for the funding. Applications are to be submitted to the vice president (scholarship committee chair) by the Spring of each year.
1. The money for the scholarships comes from a fund that generates the yearly amount used for awards. This fund is called the Memorial Scholarship fund.
2. $600.00 in total is awarded each year, but not necessarily in equal amounts to applicants. For example if only 1 applicant, the total $600.00 might not be awarded to one applicant. Applicants must tell about their experience, what course will be taken, the reason for taking the course and the costs involved. (more…)
The Merchant of Venice and the Character of Cabala.
OCTOBER 15 TO NOVEMBER 14, 2009
Opening Reception October 15, 7 to 9:30pm
Art is an act of interpretation. To interpret Shakespeare, it’s best to start by understanding the structure of his plays–the framework he uses for each piece. What Wade is attempting to show with this group of paintings is Shakespeare’s use of the Jewish philosophical practice of Cabala as his framing structure for The Merchant of Venice.
The Merchant of Venice has often been misperceived as an anti-Semitic play, but as these paintings suggest, all his characters as well as the play’s structure come from Cabala and more specifically are manifestations of the forces that make up the “Tree of Life”. By appreciating this underlying philosophical structure, it is possible to understand Shakespeare’s intent and interpret the play in a new light. Harmony, integration and balance are the key features of both Cabala and the play.