Tag Archives: Visual Arts Alberta

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…)

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…)

Visual Arts Alberta Gallery: Jennifer Akkermans

Akkermans poster_final 2Jennifer 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
Edmonton, AB

Gallery Hours: Wed – Fri 10am – 4pm
& Sat noon – 4pm. Closed between December 21 – January 07th.

CARFAC Publishes Canadian Gallery Guide for Artists

Looking for places to exhibit your work?

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…)

Winners of Open Photo/Open Digital 2012

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!

Best Overall
Zbigniew Gortel
“Tuscan Panorama”

First Runner-Up
Cara Nicole Bishop
photography & digital manipulation

Second Runner-Up
Rita Long
“Binary Deconstruction 0011”
digital image

Third Runner-Up
Jeremy Fokkens

Honourable Mentions
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: info@visualartsalberta.com

Visual Arts Alberta’s new employee in Calgary: Graeme Dearden

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).

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.