We are at it again! The Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery is now accepted submission for our Spring 2018. Our exhibition is: Emerging Artist Exhibit April 12th to June 30th 2018.
Deadline to submit March 9th 2018
The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance supporting and presenting all art forms; and creating opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The PTS Art Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission. We are asking any artists who identifies as an Emerging Artist (under 5 years of professional experience) to submit for this exhibit.
Please download our submission package and poster. Feel free to forward this information to any who may be interested in applying for this exhibit. We look forward to connecting with the new and innovative artist in our community.
Exhibition Dates: June 4 to July 25, 2015, 3rd floor, 10215-112 ST Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday – Friday 1- 4pm, Saturday 12-4 pm.
Familiars, Out-of-Towners, As Well As All the Others: Erika Andriashek in Gallery B
Large figurative sculptures that, through public participation, are to be continuously worked upon throughout the exhibition. The public are invited to leave their own found or sentimental objects of any size and shape with the sculptures; the artist will then document changes and evolution of the work.
Salva Corpus Amanti / Digital Imagery by David J. Kleinsasser in Gallery A Salva Corpus Amanti…translates to “save (or heal) the lover’s body” – it is to emotionally and viscerally experience what is seen with the eyes as ecstasy, total unity and oneness. Kleinsasser’s digital imagery seeks to delight your eyes, nurture your soul and expand your connections to the world around you.
Violet Owen’s exhibition Modern Woman, curated by Shane Golby and Chris W. Carson, is a testament to the endurance of the female form as an artistic subject. In spite of the abundance of images we encounter on a daily basis, the painted nude is still able to titillate and shock. Perhaps this has something to do with the medium of paint—the thought of one posing for great lengths of time in various stages of undress—or perhaps it is the fact that nude paintings (more…)
CARFAC has all the tools you need to find success including our compilation of gallery surveys from across Canada – available exclusively for members. This version of the guide includes a menu to help you navigate easily between each province’s listings and CARFAC BC’s survey which was in the process of being finalized when we sent the last version. (more…)
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.
“Travelling Within Dreams”, paintings by Ricardo Copado in Gallery A, is a series of works that depict imaginary worlds existing in a parallel dimension. These surreal scenes, inspired by nature and other realistic elements, depict a variety of unexpected juxtapositions that capture the viewer’s interest.
In Gallery B, “Body/Language” is a series of large scale drawings by Daniel Evans, exploring the archetypal story of star-crossed lovers. The work uses the sensuality of figure drawing to investigate narrative themes of passion, loss, transgression, and dependence.
The exhibition runs from January 26 to February 25, 2012, with the opening reception on Thursday, January 26 from 7:00-9:30 pm. The VAA Gallery is open from Wed-Fri: 10-4 pm and Sat: 12-4 pm. The gallery will be closed on Feb. 18 for Family Day.
symbol: 1. an object standing for or representing something else; an emblem
(The New Webster Handy College Dictionary, pg. 526)
‘Tis an old saying, the Devil lurks behind the Cross.
Miquel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
Sola Dei Gloria, 2011
Egg tempera, gold leaf on wooden cross
Courtesy of the artist
A cross is a very simple geometrical figure consisting of two lines perpendicular to each other and dividing one or two of the lines in half (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross). Cross shaped signs are one of the most ancient of human symbols, dating back to the earliest stages of human cultural development. While the exact meaning of these early signs is unknown, it is supposed that the cross was used for its formal and ornamental value, and may also have possessed religious significance. During the European Bronze Age (1800-700 BC) the cross became a widely diffused symbol throughout Europe. By the second century AD it had become the most potent and widely disseminated symbol of the Christian religion, reminding Christians of God’s act of love in Christ’s sacrifice at Calvary and, through his death on the cross and subsequent resurrection, his triumph over sin and death. Throughout the centuries the cross has also served many other uses, including functioning as a personal signature, as a grammatical marking device, as a vehicular sign, and as a sign of danger.
The exhibition X position, presented by the Visual Arts Alberta Association (VAAA), explores ideas
concerning the use of symbols and how artists re-interpret symbols in contemporary times,
especially the politically and socially loaded symbols pertaining to Christianity and the Church.
AUGUST 12 TO SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
Kaasa Gallery, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
11455 – 87 Avenue, Edmonton
Visual Arts Alberta is pleased to present the third annual photography competition and exhibition, Open Photo 2010, featuring some of Alberta’s finest photographers. Congratulations to all the winners: (more…)
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)