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…)
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…)
Jennifer Akkermans ‘institute of morphoid research’
Exhibition dates December 5th. 2013 to January 25th. 2014. Opening reception : Thursday December 5th. from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Gallery B.
Visual Arts Alberta Gallery third floor, 10215 112 Street NW
Gallery Hours: Wed – Fri 10am – 4pm
& Sat noon – 4pm. Closed between December 21 – January 07th.
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…)
Juror Jason Stang spent time last Thursday pouring over the photographs and digital images as they were hung in the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. He made the difficult decision of whittling the nominees down to one best overall winner, three runners-up and six honourable mentions. Congratulations to the winners and all the entrants on the terrific work being done by photographers and digital artists in Alberta this past year!
Cara Nicole Bishop
photography & digital manipulation
“Binary Deconstruction 0011”
Congratulations also to: David Aaron, Korapin (Amie) Chaotakoongite, Joel Koop, Sandy Olson, Robert Pohl, and Randall Talbot.
View the work at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary until October 13, 2012 and then join us in Edmonton on October 26th at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium from 6-8 pm for the Edmonton opening reception . Open Photo/Open Digital 2012 runs in Edmonton until November 18, 2012. For more information, please contact us by phone 780.421.1731 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visual Arts Alberta would like to introduce Graeme Dearden. Graeme will be our Communication Assistant working at ACAD (Calgary) starting in September.
A third year ACAD student working in glass and printmaking, Graeme has extensive volunteer experience, combined with relevant work experience and a number of awards to his credit (5 awards and scholarships in 2012 alone!).
Graeme will be working 30 hour per month for Visual Arts Alberta in Calgary. During the school year, every Wednesday between noon and 2pm, Graeme will keep office hours near the cafeteria (main mall of ACAD).
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.
Make plain your devotion to Visual Arts Alberta! Drop by during office hours and pick up one of our limited edition buttons for your coat or bag, featuring our new logo. Find us at 10215 112 Street NW on the third floor in Edmonton, Wed-Fri from 10-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm.
“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.
PREVIEW of the NEW Visual Arts Alberta Logo by Stephan Wiebe.
Wiebe winner of the Visual Arts Alberta Logo Competition, is an art teacher at Arbour Lake Middle School in Calgary, with BFA Honours and Education degrees. As an artist, He specializes in drawing (burnt into wood) and has recently started doing some illustration. Wiebe has produced a number
of variations of this logo that Visual Arts Alberta
will be using.