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VAAA GALLERY: 2010 FIBRE OLYMPICS

2010 Fibre Olympics, HWSDA, VAAA GalleryJuly 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
780.421.1731 | visualartsalberta.com | info@visualartsalberta.com
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am to 4pm, Sat 12-4pm. Admission free. Closed holiday weekend (July 31 & Aug. 2)

RESIDENT ARTIST PROGRAM: THE LIVING ARTS CENTRE, MISSISSAUGA

Deadline:  Ongoing

The Call for Submissions for the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario is on-going.  The Resident Artist Program has been created to provide opportunities for a blend of recent graduates of arts and design institutions, as well as mid-career artists, to create, explore, learn and exchange ideas and insights, within a mulch-disciplinary environment.

There are eight professional studios, in wood, flame-working, glass, sculpture, textiles and fibre ares, photography, glass, sculpture, textiles and fibre arts, photography, painting and drawing, and ceramics.  Short and long term residencies are available.

For more information about the selection criteria and application form, go to www.livingartscentre.ca or contact Cole Swanson, Exhibitions and Residency Coordinator at (905)306-6161 or email at cole.swanson@livingarts.on.ca or contact:

The Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON  L5B 4B8

HAND WEAVERS SPINNERS & DYERS OF ALBERTA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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…)

PAST VAAA EXHIBIT: DOING WHAT COMES NATURALLY

September 10 to October 10, 2009
Doing What Comes Naturally: Hand Weavers, Spinner & Dyers of Alberta

The members of the Hand Weavers, Spinners & Dyers of Alberta are pleased to honour the United Nations International Year of Natural Fibres (INYF) 2009 with the theme of “Doing What Comes Naturally” for their latest exhibition of work from the multi-talented artists.

The theme invites viewers to make connections with beautiful colours and textures that are reflected through what we wear and do  in everyday life. The HWSDA members have created pieces that deeply explore what they each “do naturally” through their use of fibres, both natural and man-made. While exploring this natural theme, the members of the HSWDA reflect on their growing desire for “groundedness” in an increasingly frenetic world that relies so heavily on modern technology.

VISUAL ARTS ALBERTA
3RD Floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7
780.421.1731 | Toll-Free 866.421.1731 | email
Gallery Hours: 10 to 4pm, Mon to Fri; 12 to 4pm Saturdays, closed statutory holidays
Admission is free, all are welcome.