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Review of Violet Owen: Modern Woman

photo 7by Justine Hartlieb-Power

Image: Violet Owen, “Nude in a Chinese Smock”

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…)

Coming of Age: The Graduates

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.

Coming Up in the Gallery

New work by Ricardo Copado and Daniel Evans!

“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.

FLACC ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM: BELGIUM

DEADLINE:  SEPTEMBER 1
Disciplines: Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Glass, Graphic Design, Media Art, Multi Media, Sculpture, Woodcraft
Target Group: International, National

FLACC is a workplace for visual artists and creates the conceptual, organisational and technical conditions for realising unique artist projects. Every year, FLACC selects ten artists to set up a new project. In each annual selection, FLACC aims to strike a balance between national and international artists, between beginners and artists with experience, between autonomous art and/or research projects and artists that deal in more concrete terms with the historical, geographical or social context of the workplace. FLACC has metal and woodworking workshops, a digital studio, and a foundry with a furnace and kilns for ceramics, bronze and glass applications, and an extensive workspace. The staff is knowledgeable about the production possibilities of nearby workplaces and collaborates with those workplaces and with schools and companies to give the artists the best possible support and assistance.

FLACC offers accommodation, a workplace, covered travel expenses, a per diem as well as a small production budget.

A. Dumontlaan 2
B 3600 Genk,  Belgium
Telephone +32 89845223 |  flacc@skynet.be | www.flacc.info

ELIZABETH GREENSHIELD FOUNDATION AWARDS

The purpose of the Foundation is to aid artists in the early stages of their careers. Awards are limited to candidates working in the following: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture. Work must be representational. The Charter of the Foundation precludes the consideration of non-objective art.

Applicants must have started or completed art school training or must demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career.  Grant amount: CAN$12,500.   Interested candidates please write, call or e-mail us:

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
1814 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1
Montreal, Québec H3H 1E4 CANADA
Tel: 514-937-9225 | Fax: 514-937-0141
E-mail:  greenshields@bellnet.ca

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

RESIDENCY: THE DARLING FOUNDRY, MONTREAL

DEADLINES:
May 15 (Residency of the Americas),
June 1 (International Residency),
November 30 (France-Québec Exchange Residency),
May 18 (New South Wales Visual Artist Residency:
check http://www.artspace.org.au/residency/residency_international.php)

Disciplines: Dance, drawing & painting, media art, multi-media, music, photography, sculpture

QUARTIER ÉPHÉMÈRE’s mission is to support the creation, production, and dissemination of visual art; it seeks at once to question the role of art and artists in the heart of the city, and to promote that role. By investing in ‘in situ’ projects within vacant or abandoned industrial buildings, QE attempts to explore our urban zones and to reach a diverse public. Quartier Ephémère runs an International Residency Programme, a France-Québec Exchange Programme and a new residency programme for curators of the Americas. The Canada Council for the Arts is offering an international residency program at the Darling Foundry for foreign professional visual artists from outside of Canada. Two artists are awarded four-month residencies. Each resident receives a grant, which contributes towards living expenses, travel fees and production costs. (more…)

ARTIST RESIDENCY: BEMIS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, OMAHA

DEADLINES: FEBRUARY 28, SEPTEMBER 30
Disciplines: Drawing & Painting, Media Art, Sculpture
Target Group: International

The spirit and programs of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts are based on the conviction that exceptional talent deserves to be supported. Bemis’ practical commitment to this belief is achieved by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and a monthly stipend to artists who are awarded residencies. These artists come from around the world to work within a supportive community of like-minded people.

Application address:
724 South 12th Street, Omaha, NE 68102 USA
Telephone +1 402 3417130 | Fax +1 402 3419791
E-mail info@bemiscenter.org | www.bemiscenter.org