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Draw More Income EP9: Robin Smith-Peck

We’re back with another instalment of the Draw More Income podcast. This time ’round, Sara McKarney sits down with the indomitable Robin Smith-Peck to talk about her long and storied art career. They chart Robin’s exploration throughout Canada—west to north to east to west—as a printmaker and cultural worker. Along the way they talk about what working creatively means, how to deal with illness, the history of Edmonton’s Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists, and more.

Robin has been working in the Canadian printmaking community for decades and has taught in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Newfoundland and Labrador; exhibited internationally; co-founded the Society Of Northern Alberta Print Artists; been inducted into the Edmonton Arts and Culture Hall Of Fame; and, on top of all that, survived cancer. She is a force to reckoned with.

For more information about Robin and her work, check out her website:
http://robinsmithpeck.com/

Ink, beeswax and resin on paper-coated cradled panel

Ink, beeswax and resin on paper-coated cradled panel

Recorded with Sara and Robin.
Edited by Graeme Dearden
Production assistance from Chris Carson, Sydney Lancaster, and Ryan Hemphill
Background music composed by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech and the folks at Purple Planet

Alberta Spirit at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery, Edmonton

Alberta Spirit at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery (3rd floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton)  from October 1st, 2015 – November 28th, 2015. Reception: Thursday October 1st, 2015 between 7pm and 9:30pm. (Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday noon – 4pm, closed October 10th and November 11th).Alberta Spirit poster v1

Pilch + St. Maur Exhibitions at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery: Edmonton

Opening on April 2nd between 7:00pm and 9:30pm  is Gerald St. Maur’s “Searching Skies, Seeing Through Trees” in gallery a and Jean Pilch’s “Edited Realism” in Gallery b. Both exhibitions run between April 2nd and May 30th, 2015 in Visual Arts Alberta Gallery (3rd floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton). Gallery Hours are Wednesday to Friday: 10am – 4pm and saturday: noon – 4pm. (The gallery will be closed on April 3rd, April 4th and May 16th).Pilch evite draftSt. Maur evite draftt

Brenda Draney wins Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize

Brenda Draney became the third winner of the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize Brenda Draney SUSPENDat a short ceremony last night (June 19th, 2014) at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. The prize is worth $10,000 and is awarded to a visual artist from the greater Edmonton region for an artwork exhibited in the 2013 year. Brenda Draney was nominated by the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) for an exhibition called SUSPEND exhibited there between December 14th, 2013 and March 9th, 2014.

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC along with our partners the Edmonton Arts Council and the Edmonton Community Foundation would like to congratulate Brenda Draney. The Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize is the result of the generosity of the Foote family. The award is meant to celebrate the vitality of the visual arts scene in the Edmonton area and Edmonton has many great artist to recognize.

Allen Ball (nominated by the Multicultural Public Art Gallery) along with Sean Caulfield + Royden Mills (nominated by Strathcona County Art Gallery @ 501) were awarded cheques for $500.00 for being part of the short list for the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize.The jurors for this year’s Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize were Tina Martel (artist and professor at Grande Prairie Regional College), Vincent Varga (Museum Director of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff) and Renato Vitac (Executive Director of TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary).

The two previous winners of the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize were Paul Freeman (last year) and the late Arlene Wasylynchuk (winner of the inaugural award in 2012).

The Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize is clearly a major arts award that recognizes and promote talent in the municipality of Edmonton. Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is proud to administer this prize for greater Edmonton’s Visual Artists.