Tag Archives: Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC

upcoming events

EDMONTON:
7pm on WEDNESDAY May 18th
Lee Nielsen Professional Development “Setting the terms of your career”
at Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC project Space (3rd floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton).

CALGARY
7pm on Thursday May 19th
Stephanie Doll Professional Development  “Getting it Together: Managing Your Art Collection for Artists and Collectors”
at Studio C (#502,237 – 8th Avenue SE, Calgary)

TURNER VALLEY
7pm on Tuesday May 24th
DRAW MORE INCOME discussion  led by Greg Pyra
at Sheep River Library, Turner Valley.

EDMONTON
1pm – 2:30pm on Victoria Day May 23rd
Paddy Lamb + Deborah Carruthers Professional Development “Understanding Copyright for Visual Artists”
at Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC Project Space, (3rd floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton)

EDMONTON
Reception for the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize
reception: Thursday June 23rd 7:00pm – 7:15pm
at Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC Project Space, (3rd floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton)

EDMONTON
June 10th to August 20th
CATTLE CALL (TREX exhibition by the Art Gallery of Alberta with artworks from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Collection)
reception Thursday June 23rd 7:15 -9:30pm + Saturday June 23rd 1 – 3pm
at Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC Project Space, (3rd floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton)

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

Visual Arts Alberta~CARFAC Has A Brand New Facebook Page

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Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC has a brand new facebook page and we invite you to LIKE it.

http://facebook.com/visualartsalbertacarfac

And please ask all your visual and media art friends to LIKE OUR PAGE. We started our page on Sunday January 25th and we have over 200 LIKES already.

The more LIKES we get, the more people see our POSTS so if you believe that ART has value and that ARTISTS should be paid for their labour, you should LIKE our page…

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC “we are CARFAC in Alberta.”

What Does CARFAC Actually Do?

By Graeme Dearden, Communication Assistant

Last month, I attended two events hosted by Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC in Calgary, both focussed on the role of CARFAC and arts advocacy, pragmatically and idealistically. The first event was a small get-together at The New Gallery’s historic John Snow House where artist and former CARFAC National membership coordinator, Taylor Norris, gave a talk on what CARFAC does for Canadian artists. (more…)

Long List: Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize

The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize Committee created a long list of five candidates for the 2014 Award that will be given out on June 19th at 7:30pm during a short ceremony at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery (10215 112 Street NW, Edmonton). The winner will receive $10,000.

The five Greater Edmonton area artists long listed in alphabetical order are (nominating galleries follow in parenthesis):

Allen Ball (MCPAG, Stony Plain)
Sean Caulfield + Royden Mills (Strathcona County Gallery @ 501, Sherwood Park)
Brenda Draney, (Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton)
Clay Ellis, (Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton)
Gary James Joynes (DC3, Edmonton)

A short list composed of the top three candidates will come out on May 22nd or 23rd. This year the two candidates on the short list will receive a $500.00 award for being shortlisted. The winner of the Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize will receive $10,000.

This prize is the result of a partnership between the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Edmonton Arts Council and Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC. The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize committee would like to congratulate the artists long listed along with the institutions that nominated them. We would also like to thank all the artists that did not make the long list this year. Clearly the greater Edmonton region has many talented artists.

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC needs to know how the flood has impacted your art practice

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC needs to know how the flood has impacted your art practice.

We have watched with horror on facebook and the internet, some of the stories of the flooding in Southern Alberta. Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC needs to know how you were affected as visual artists.

Has your artwork in storage been damaged or wrecked?
Is your studio a disaster area?
Will your future income be impacted?
Do you know of artists or art organizations or galleries that have been affected?

Send us a simple email with any knowledge that you want to share.

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC will be working with Calgary Arts Development, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta Partners for Arts + Culture (APAC) and CARFAC National to gather together information regarding the impact of the flood on individual artists and arts organizations. Calgary Arts Development is coordinating this flood impact plan.

If you need immediate answers contact Calgary Arts Development

Exhibitions at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery, Edmonton

New Exhibitions at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery, Edmonton:

Richard Boulet & Sue Seright awareness of an altered world Gallery A

Laurie MacFayden & Amy Willans
fighting normal Gallery B

closing reception: Saturday March 02nd, 2013 between 1pm and 3:00pm
exhibition dates: January 24 – March 02, 2013

Hours: Wed – Fri 10am – 4pm and Sat noon – 4pm

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC 3rd Floor, 10215 112 Street NW,
Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7
tel: 780.421.1731 Toll free: 1.866.421.1731 www.visualartsalberta.com

Why CARFAC remains Vital to all Artists

Why CARFAC remains Vital to all Artists

After operating as the provincial affiliate host for 4 years, Visual Arts Alberta Association decided to become the full provincial affiliate for Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) in Alberta.

The rationale for this decision was clear to the board and staff of Visual Arts Alberta and endorsed by the membership at the Annual General Meeting held on September 29th in Calgary.

Since its formation in 1968, CARFAC advocates for the socio-economic conditions of all visual and media artists. Artists need to work together to create a healthy visual art sector throughout Canada. CARFAC works for all Canadian artists. Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC will work on behalf of all artists in Alberta. (more…)