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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…)

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…)

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…)

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.

Alberta Artist Les Manning Named to the Order of Canada

In recognition of a body of work that spans four decades, Medicine Hat artist Les Manning was named a Member of the Order of Canada. The announcement, which came on December 30, 2011, from Canada’s Governor General’s Office, celebrated his contributions to the promotion of ceramics, as an artist, teacher, and arts advocate. More here…

ARTIST RESIDENCY: MARSH-BILLINGS-ROCKEFELLER NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

APPLICATION PERIOD OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 31 EACH YEAR

While artists have historically played in important role throughout the National Park System, the link between art and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is unique, as the park’s holdings include nearly 400 paintings and prints that highlight America’s evolving landscape-among them works by Thomas Cole, David, Johnson, and Albert Bierstadt. Such works have helped to encourage the impulse toward conservation stewardship throughout the nation, and the park strives to highlight stewardship through diverse programs. Like these forebears, many contemporary artists are working in ways celebrate the natural world and that inspire their audiences to broaden and deepen their appreciation of, and commitment to, environmental stewardship and the conservation of public land. As part of its mission, the K2 Family Foundation seeks to foster sustainability initiatives and to create opportunities for artists whose work incorporates scientific awareness and concerns. Recognizing the way their missions dovetail, and hoping to foster greater connections between artists, audience, and the national park system itself, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and the K2 Family Foundation are pleased to announce their joint commitment to an Artist-in-Residence Program that will allow one artist per year to work for an extended period at the park.

Open to established artists with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues. A stipend of $15,000 is offered to the artist, and some mony is available to defray expenses incurred in the residency project.  Artists are responsible for room, board and travel to Vermont. For more details and a complete application packet, please visit:

http://www.k2ff.org

Application address

c/o The K2 Family Foundation, 20 Flagg Street
Cambridge USA
E-mail  info@k2ff.org | www.k2ff.org

VAAA OPEN PHOTO 2010: KAASA GALLERY

AUGUST 12 TO SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
Kaasa Gallery, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
11455 – 87 Avenue, Edmonton

Visual Arts Alberta is pleased to present the third annual photography competition and exhibition, Open Photo 2010, featuring some of Alberta’s finest photographers. Congratulations to all the winners: (more…)

CANADA COUNCIL: ASSISTANCE TO VISUAL ARTISTS, PROJECT GRANTS

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1 annually
ELIGIBILITY: PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, CANADIAN CITIZENS OR RESIDENTS ONLY

Project Grants support professional visual artists who contribute to contemporary visual arts for research/creation, production, and career development. The project must be significant and advance the long-term artistic practice, dissemination of the artist’s work, or career development of the applicant at a key moment in their career. There are three types of project grants: (more…)

AFA PROJECT GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUALS

DEADLINES: FEBRUARY 15, SEPTEMBER 1 ANNUALLY

The Individual Artists Project Grant program supports the development of individual Alberta artists, Traditional Aboriginal artists, arts administrators, and artist ensembles by providing a grant for a specific project.

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS: LONG-TERM GRANTS TO VISUAL ARTISTS

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 1 ANUALLY
Canadian citizens or permanent residents only

Long-Term Grants provide support over a two-year period to professional artists who have made a significant contribution to contemporary visual arts. The period of activity covered by the grant must have a series of opportunities in the fields of research/creation, production, career and networking development. The program of work must be designed to advance the long-term artistic and career development of the artist at a key moment in their career. It must include at least two of the following activities: (more…)