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Edmonton | Paint Night Instructor Opportunity

Edmonton Valley Zoo logoOverview: The Edmonton Valley Zoo is looking to partner with an artist to facilitate one or more paint nights. We are looking for a dynamic, energetic individual comfortable with  instructing crowds of 30-35 people in painting an animal-themed picture. The zoo would provide most of the supplies; the artist supplies instruction.

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Event Details

Date: tentatively set for Friday, July 21
Event Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Painting instruction from 7:15 – 9:15, approximately
Location: EdVenture Lodge of the Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road.

Painting: an easy, animal-themed painting that can be completed within 2 hours. Ideally, the animal theme can be connected to one of the animals here at the zoo, since the patrons will also get an encounter with that animal.

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Calgary | Beacon Original Art Spring Exhibition & Sale

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25 artists, local & from throughout Alberta, in attendance: Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture & Textiles. Special guests: Sir Winston Churchill Senior High Students – Art Cards for the Cure – all proceeds supporting the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10am – 4pm
Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association
917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary

We invite you, your family & friends to join us in celebrating the visual arts & building  community spirit in our great province! Free parking, admission & draws. Discounts to our guests kindly provided by Framing & Art Centre Calgary as well as Bridgeland’s Coffee Roaster Baya Rica Cafe.

For more information please visit http://beaconoriginalart.com/upcoming_show and connect with us on Facebook Instagram & Twitter

Lethbridge | Call for Submissions for Cabinet of Queeriosities IV

Cabinet of Queeriosities IV The Gallery at Casa is hosting Cabinet of Queeriosities IV. This is the 4th in a series of exhibitions celebrating LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer) history, identity, culture, and pride through a diverse range of subject matters and approaches. In the past, works shown as part of Cabinet of Queeriosities have included video, photography, mixed media, painting, drawing, ceramics, found objects, altered objects, assemblages and people’s collections of LGBTQ themed items (such a beefcake playing cards and beaver ornaments). The Gallery at Casa is a multi-use facility, and submissions should consider diverse audiences and ages.

  • This call is open to all artists. You need not identify as LGBTQ but submissions should in some way address LGBTQ history, identity, culture and/or pride.
  • Each artist, or group of collaborators, may submit up to 3 works.
  • This exhibition is curated and artists chosen will be paid an honorarium for participating ($25 – $150, depending on the number of artists included).
  • Artists must cover cost of shipping, if applicable.
  • Please include name, medium, year, and insurance value when dropping off work to Casa. You may also include a cv and brief statement, not exceeding 250 words.

Drop off your work in person between June 10 and 13, 2017. If you are submitting from out of town, ensure your shipped work arrives at Casa before June 13, 2017. The exhibitioopens June 24 and runs until August 25, 2017. There will be an opening reception on June 24, 2017.

For more information, please contact guest curators and coordinator
Leila Armstrong at leila.armstrong@shaw.ca
Megan Morman megan.morman@uleth.ca
or Casa Curator Darcy Logan at gallery@artslethbridge.org

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…)