Call for Submissions
- Posted by Lindsay Bowman on November 14th, 2011
- Posted by uascalgary on November 10th, 2011
Call for Submissions:
UAS Annual Member's Exhibition: Secret Santa Miniatures
UAS is pleased to invite all members of the society to submit a work for the Annual Members' Exhibition taking place from November 26th to December 16th.
Each member is invited to submit one mini-work (a miniature painting, sculpture, diorama, etc). That will become part of the member’s Secret-Santa art exchange.
**Submissions due to the Gallery on November 22 at 4pm**
How to Participate:
1. Email info@UAScalgary.org to express your interest in participating.
2. Purchase/renew your UAS membership if necessary (all those purchasing or renewing get a small gift from Community Natural Foods, see below for other member benefits).
3. Create a fun/lovely/adorable/exciting/witty miniature (10" x 10" x 10" or smaller)
4. Bring it to Satellite Gallery by 4pm on November 22nd, 2011, and fill out a submission form (wall pieces must be equipped with appropriate hardware for hanging or they will not be accepted).
5. Attend the closing reception and all out holiday bash on 7 - 10pm on December 16th (feel free to bring any holiday treats you wish to share). All works will be numbered. At 9:30 we will have those who submitted works pull a number out of a hat and you will receive the work that goes with that number. The artist who made the piece will be revealed to you upon receiving your gift (those who submitted that are not in attendance at the closing: a number will be drawn for you and your gift will be kept for you to pick up).
6. Take your gift home!
• Discount at The Camera Store (802 11th avenue SW) - 10% discount on darkroom supplies
• Gain access to the Art Supply Exchange Program: get donated supplies for FREE, and donated equipment at garage sale prices! (program to be announced in November - details coming soon).
• Gain access to the basement level space in the new gallery building for workshops, projects, performances, gatherings, etc, etc.
• Exhibit at the Annual Members' Exhibition.
• Have access to use the main gallery through the Bare Walls program.
• Receive the members' discount on all UAS workshops.
• Get invites to all UAS evening events and opening receptions.
• Vote at the UAS Annual General Meetings and Special General Meetings
• Be eligible to run for a board position
Check out current/upcoming programming for more information or email the administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Posted by HPRodeo on November 1st, 2011
Categories: structural art; video projections & lighting effects; interactive media; outdoor installation
Deadline: November 4, 2011
Event Date: January 7, 2012
The High Performance Rodeo and Snowblower 2012 invite artists to submit proposals for a one-day, temporary, open air art installation.
Snowblower is a free outdoor mid-winter spectacle presented as part of the High Performance Rodeo and is held in Olympic Plaza, downtown Calgary, Alberta.
For more information about Snowblower, visit www.facebook.com/SnowblowerHPR. For more information about the High Performance Rodeo, visit www.hprodeo.ca or call 403.294.7411.
This call is open to individuals, groups or collectives who participate in installation and interactive art in one or more of the following areas: structural, landscape, new media/technologies, video, lighting or related disciplines.
PLEASE SEND YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKAGE TO:
c/o High Performance Rodeo
#21, 225 8th Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0K8
or via e-mail:
- Posted by Epcor Centre fo... on October 28th, 2011
MULTIPLE CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS
Ledge Gallery/Window Galleries/Emerging Artist in Residence:
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts is announcing a call for submissions of visual art from Calgary and surrounding area artists and art collectives for the following spaces: Ledge Gallery/Window Galleries/Emerging Artist in Residence.
Deadline: All submissions must arrive by 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 3, 2011.
Submission Guidelines & Application Forms can be accessed on the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts Opportunities Page: http://www.epcorcentre.org/en/Education/VisualArtsandMedia.aspx
Please carefully review the submission guidelines, incomplete applications will not be considered.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to view the space that they are applying for before submitting their proposal. These are not typical white box gallery spaces.
Address your submission to:
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
c/o Tammy McGrath: Visual & Media Arts Programming
205-8th Avenue SE
For more information please email: email@example.com
- Posted by juliaain on October 26th, 2011
Hey Calgary Artists!!!
A few of your fellow Calgarian Artists (Artist: practices
the creating of imagination), have obtained an underground
gallery space just off 17 ave ( "inside",1407 - 11st sw), we
invite all of you to have the chance to be a part of this showcase.
Send us your best works, the "underground gallery" jury will decide.
Opens November 24, until January 2012.
Advertised show title= "Outside the Box".
- Posted by AlbertaCraft on October 3rd, 2011
Alberta Craft Council presents "Thinking Big"
Deadline to apply: November 4, 2011
Public art helps to enhance a community's landscape and foster civic pride. But what is the story behind these monuments? In this exhibition we will feature the creativity and hard work that artists have dedicated to these projects.
The exhibition will include:
- public art projects by craft artists
- successful finished projects as well as proposals completed within the last 5 years
- concept sketches, renderings & technical drawings
- models & mock-ups
- material samples or tests
- photos or videos of the process
- site photos (construction & final product)
- media coverage & other public recognition
This call is open to all current and former Alberta artists working in fine craft mediums (clay, fibre, metal, glass, wood, stone & found objects).
Your submission should include:
- a brief explanation of the public art project and your submission
- current cv, artist statement & bio
- 3 to 5 good quality images (digital - 4"x6" 300dpi)
- portrait image of artist in the studio or against a neutral background
- an image list that includes title, medium, technique, year made, size & photo credit
- a list of possible exhibition items such as models, videos, etc.
Submission Deadline: Nov 4, 2011
Exhibition Date: Jan 14 - April 7, 2012
For submission inquiries contact Annette or Laura at:
780.488.6611 ext 221/231
Alberta Craft Council
10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4
- Posted by CEC on September 30th, 2011
The Calgary Electric Club is 100 years old and would like to commemorate that with a painting.
Original, we would like it to be 12h x 16w, painted (no preference), we will re-print to 5h x 7w, 100 copies, signed and numbered, framed and artist picture and bio if possible on back. These will be given out at our Christmas function Dec 1st at the Deerfoot Inn and casino 11:30 – 3:00 and the artist is most welcome to come when we reveal. The artist deadline for the final painting should be the first of November as we will still need to print and frame.
We are going to try and sell these to our members, not to make a profit just to cover the cost and the artist. The costs haven't all come in, but I think it’s safe to say we would commission an artist for at least $1000+. Least meaning, when the fantastic painting sells for more we would be willing to offer the artist a percentage of the profits, and the rest would go into our scholarship funds.
The Calgary Electric Club is a non for profit, members are all from the electric industry, from wholesalers, manufacturers, engineers, etc. It’s main role is to provide networking/social activities in Calgary of which the profits fund educational bursary’s and scholarships for the electrical industry. Website to help investigate a little further if need be http://www.elecleague.ab.ca/CEC.aspx
I have been given no direction, so I guess that is giving the artist freedom to decide. I can only offer maybe a few ideas, being it’s Calgary perhaps the down town buildings or something to recognize that it is Calgary, maybe a then and now view –the old with the new in the for-front, so I guess that would almost be prairie and then buildings...it’s 100 years ago?? Two guys shaking hands blended in there somehow or not. It doesn’t have to have the cec logo. Lightning bolts might be a bit cheesy.
Sorry I’m not an artist, and clearly don’t have much vision so if you would like please forward my information to an artist to bounce some ideas off.
Tara Ternes, CAE
Alberta Electrical League
Phone; 403-280-6744 ext. 234
- Posted by EMMEDIA on September 28th, 2011
CALL FOR WRITERS: EMMEDIA publications
Deadline: Ongoing basis
HANDHELD Media Arts Magazine (FALL 2011) – October 3, 2011
GRAIN Anthology of Critical Texts – November 15, 2011
We are always seeking for new writers, either emerging or established, for EMMEDIA publications or essays to accompany programming exhibitions or events. We are interested in writing that addresses emergent media arts practices and places them in a critical context.
We accept unsolicited proposals for exhibition reviews, book reviews, feature articles and interviews that are relevant to EMMEDIA and/or the media arts community. Before submitting, please visit our website to familiarize yourself with the type of content EMMEDIA is interested in.
Your writing could be included in our publications, which is currently our bi-annual Handheld Media Arts Magazine, and our annual anthology of critical texts based on the programming theme of the year.
About Handheld Media Arts Magazine:
Handheld has grown from a newsletter into Alberta’s first dedicated media arts magazine published by EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society. It is distributed nationally and twice annually to members, arts organizations, institutions and interested individuals. The magazine keeps Calgary’s media arts community informed about events, activities and contemporary theory, ideas, and social arts activism. It provides a forum for the discussion of current issues and concerns, and a venue for relating information about workshops, equipment and policy changes within EMMEDIA.
Handheld is also posted in PDF format as an online resource on the EMMEDIA website. This increases the reach of our publication where otherwise international mailing costs would prove prohibitive.
Handheld responds to members' needs to share insights, ideas and information. Circulation is currently 500. Contributing writers to the magazine are paid, and provide essays and reviews, which further stimulate discussion and a sense of community. Our goal is to increase our editorial rigor to ensure Handheld maintains its critical value and continues to move forward as a print resource for artists and the community.
For more information or to read previous publications, please go to our website at www.emmedia.ca
About our annual Anthology of Critical Texts:
EMMEDIA publishes an anthology of essays that explore our current programming theme of the year. Texts are developed through a critical writing workshop facilitated by an established writer and/or editor.
For more information or to read our previous publication, please go to our website at www.emmedia.ca
EMMEDIA is committed to paying each of its contributors a fee, dependant on the publication and length of text.
Submitted content that is chosen for inclusion in any of our publications will go through a revision process by our editor. The editor reserves the right of final edit and withdrawal. Note that during the design phase, we sometimes discover the need to shuffle a piece to a future issue instead. In the event your piece is pushed back, we will inform you.
All EMMEDIA publications consists of a printed edition and a digital edition on our website. In submitting content, the writer grants EMMEDIA permission to publish material in its entirety in print and/or online. All copyrights remain with the writer and will not republish any content without consent of the writer, or withhold the right of the writer to republish the content.
EMMEDIA reserves First North American Serial Rights, which also extend to our digital editions of all publications. Copyright reverts to the writer after the publication.
All submissions should include:
1. There are two different submissions that you can submit:
a. Proposal – be as specific as possible about topics, artists, works, exhibitions, and/or event to be covered.
b. Completed submission – minimum 500 words in a word document that is MAC compatible.
2. A resume/cv including a list of published works.
3. 2 examples of writing.
4. A short biography explaining your artistic background and interests.
Please send submissions to:
c/o Vicki Chau, Programs & Outreach Coordinator
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
#203, 351 – 11 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0C7
or email to:
with headline: EMMEDIA writer application
- Posted by TheNewGallery on September 22nd, 2011
Deadline: November 15, 2011
Location: John Snow House
The New Gallery is now accepting residency proposals from individual artists and collectives in all disciplines, for research and development of new or ongoing bodies of work. Proposals that are collaborative and/or multi-disciplinary in nature are strongly encouraged. In the spirit of esteemed Calgary artist John Snow, who was involved in a broad range of artistic activities, TNG seeks proposals which indicate new directions for the applicant(s), including the investigation of new media.
Previously home to the University of Calgary’s Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Writers Program, the John Snow House (JSH) has already hosted distinguished writers-in-residence Timothy Findlay and Michael Ondaatje, amongst others – and artists/curators who require time to write, research and retreat are also encouraged to apply. In 2011 we hosted artist karen elaine spencer aka Dream Listener, as our first Artist in Residence.
JSH is municipally zoned to permit public events and applicants may consider this in their proposal, including suggestions for workshops, presentations, screenings or other creative on-site programming. However applicants should also bear in mind that the house is a designated historic resource in a quiet, residential neighborhood.
TNG Artists in Residence are not charged fees nor paid a stipend. All travel, material and living costs are the sole responsibility of the selected participant(s). Travel grants may be available from the Canada Council for the Arts and/or provincial or territorial arts granting bodies. The New Gallery will assume all costs associated with use of the house as a living space while the AiR is present.
Applicants are asked to take the limited financial resources of TNG into account, but also consider the wide-ranging possibilities of this unique urban residential setting. JSH exists as a staffed archive and resource centre as well, so proposals that address the collection are encouraged; selected artists may also be eligible for special access to the archives and research guidance, at the discretion of the JSH Director. The JSH Director is also responsible for yard work and general maintenance of the house, but is not a housekeeper.
As with all of TNG's programming, the Artist in Residence will be selected by our peer Programming Jury. In the interest of both democratizing and administratively streamlining the submission review process, TNG Programming Selection Committee ONLY accepts proposals submitted online via the dedicated portal at: https://tng.slideroom.com/
Please be aware that a Slideroom account will cost you $5 payable with a credit card online. Please be advised that Slideroom does not accept hotmail email addresses. An outline of information required from applicants can be found here: http://www.thenewgallery.org/submit
TNG does not require letters of reference, although with permission from the applicant, we may contact organizations with which the applicant has had shows, residencies or other affiliations.
Deadline: November 15, 2011 . Applicants will be contacted by mid-December 2011. The residency will take place in August 2012, for either part or all of the month. Please include a brief timeline with your proposal and indicate how long you wish to be in residence.
The historic John Snow House (JSH) is located at 915 -18 Avenue SW, in the residential community of Lower Mount Royal – offering easy access to the downtown core, public transit, grocery stores, restaurants, medical services, banks and all other amenities. Originally built in 1912 and renovated in 1959-61 (with a studio addition by Maxwell Bates) and again in the 2000’s, the house is a fully functional residence which includes a fenced back yard (with a small garden and composting area) and patio, front porch, two upstairs bedrooms (one with ensuite bathroom), a spacious living room, a full kitchen, and laundry room. WiFi access is also available. There is a small studio space addition at the back of the house, which may be available as shared workspace, at the discretion of the JSH Director, whose office is situated there.
JSH is a lovely example of working class housing, originally intended for Canadian Pacific Rail employees in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. TNG also has an agreement with a local bike rental organization, so the AiR has free access to bike transportation if desired. Additional information about John Snow and the JSH can be found here: http://www.thenewgallery.org/jsh
Calgary is the largest city in Alberta, with a population of 1,065,455 (2009 Census). With easy access to the Rocky Mountains via the Trans-Canada Highway, Calgary is within a 4 hour drive of major art centres in Banff, Edmonton and Lethbridge. Further information about the city is available here: http://www.visitcalgary.com/
Calgary is home to a variety of artist-run centres, collectives and educational institutions, including the Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD).
Climate in Calgary in August can be cool in the evenings, but very pleasant during the day. August is probably the most beautiful time to spend in this city, as temperatures peak in July and August to about 25°C / 77°F.
Shara Rosko, John Snow House Director
- Posted by CJSW on September 12th, 2011
Call for Artist’s Submissions
Step One: Modify and beautifully design a functional radio!
• find a radio and art it up OR create your own
• your radio needs to be able to tune into 90.9fm
• monkeys are the theme of CJSW’s Funding Drive this year so you can use that as a starting point or choose your own idea
Step Two: Let us know if you are interested in being a part of this project by October 1st 2011. Then, donate your work! Please have the radio artwork completed by October 10th 2011 (so we can maximize the promotion of the event and your involvement).
Step Three: Promote the Funding Drive Radio Art! Auction. Artists can promote themselves via the Funding Drive Radio Art! Auction and CJSW website by submitting any hard copy or electronic promotional materials to CJSW.
Step Four: Attend the Funding Drive Radio Art! Auction – Monday October 24th at Cantos Music Foundation – 134 11 Avenue SE. They will be showcasing their newest collection of vintage radios this day too.
Project Details: All artists will donate their work to the Funding Drive Radio Art! Auction and be featured on the CJSW website on a dedicated Funding Drive Art webpage.
CJSW supporters will be able to bid on pieces at the Funding Drive Radio Art! Silent Auction held at Cantos Music Foundation on October 24th 2011.
CJSW is a non-profit organization and holds a funding drive only once a year. Funds procurred from this week long event support the operating budget enabling CJSW to make great radio. In return for your artwork contribution, CJSW will give you a gift package and provide promotion on our dedicated Funding Drive Art webpage. If the CJSW Radio Art Project fundraiser is an overwhelming success, we will be looking at the possibility of awarding an honorarium to all artists.
For more information please contact CJSW Funding Drive Coordinator Naddine Madell-Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or CJSW Funding Drive Events Coordinator, Penny Szmata, at email@example.com or 403.220.3902