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The City of Ottawa Public Art Program presents a public art opportunity for artists: Main Street Renewal - March 24
posted: February 5, 2014
The City of Ottawa invites artists to submit proposals to develop, design and install exterior public artwork on Main Street in the neighbourhood of Old Ottawa East. This call to artists is open to professional artists who are Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status. Artists may submit a proposal individually or as a team.
The total budget for this commission is $220,000 plus HST. The commission budget must include all costs required to design, fabricate, store, transport and install the public art, as well as any travel expenses incurred by the artist or artist team. Installation of the artwork will take place between Fall 2016 and Summer 2017, depending on the site of the work and coordination with the larger construction project.
See the complete call to artists, including eligibility, design requirements, supporting documents, and selection criteria.
Proposals must be received by mail or by hand no later than Monday March 24, 2014 at 4.00 p.m.
An information meeting will be held at the Old Town Hall Community Centre, 61 Main Street, Ottawa, Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 5:45 pm to 7:00 p.m. Community representatives will give an introduction to the neighbourhood of Old Ottawa East, and members of the project team will present plans and drawings and answer questions. If you cannot attend this meeting but would like to receive any new information available on this project, please contact Lynda Hall.
OKOTOKS ART GALLERY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES - 2015 - May 1
posted: February 5, 2014
Submission deadline is no later than Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Exhibition proposals must contain the following:
This letter of introduction contains current contact information including, mailing address, email and telephone. The cover letter should contain a brief (1 paragraph) summary artist/project statement.
Artist / Project Statement
The artist/project statement should indicate the media, technique, theme and/or context of the artwork. It should also address any specific technical or spatial requirements regarding the installation of the work. Please limit this to 1-2 pages.
Current Curriculum Vitae
Include a current copy of your CV or resume, and a complete listing of exhibition history. This should not exceed 2 pages.
A maximum of 10 Images on CD ROM or memory stick
Include a maximum of 10 images on either a CD ROM or a memory stick. It is recommended that the application include two or three, 8"x10" colour photocopies of the strongest works.
Corresponding Image list
Include a corresponding list of images, indicating title, medium, dimensions and year of execution.
Relevant Support Material
If relevant, please include a selection of support material, such as copies of recent reviews or publications featuring the art work.
S.A.S.E with proper return postage
If you require your submission to be returned, please include an appropriately sized self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient return postage.
Note: Please use standard white paper. Do not send original artwork. Please use presentation folders, as proposals that are bound or placed in three-ring binders are difficult to handle.
Please address the exhibition proposal to:
Okotoks Art Gallery | At the Station
ATTENTION: 2015 Exhibit Submission
PO Box 20, Station Main
Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1
Note: As per standard art gallery practice, The Okotoks Art Gallery’s exhibition schedule is programmed a full year in advance. This enables The Okotoks Art Gallery to fulfill provincial and federal government funding requirements and provide adequate planning time to mount significant exhibitions that are supported through educational programs and public relations.
Submissions will be reviewed by a jury comprised of art professionals in May 2014. Successful applicants will be contacted in July 2014.
Photo Credit: Michelle Hartsburg; exhibit depicted is Under Box Mountain by Debra Rushfeldt, January to February 2014
The Musée Laurier of Victoriaville - Bird themed Exhibition - Deadline: March 31
posted: January 10, 2014
The Musée Laurier of Victoriaville invites artists from Canada and abroad to submit a file for its upcoming exhibition on the “BIRD” theme. The exhibition will run from June 6 to September 21, 2014 at the Musée de l’Hôtel des Postes (located on 949, Bois-Francs South blvd, Victoriaville, Qc, Canada).
Eighty-five (85) works presenting birds will be showed. Among these works, fifty (50) will be selected from the artists files received.
The call is open to all visual artists producing works of all medium, techniques, formats and styles. Any proposal will be considered if it is part of the theme.
See attached PDF for Full details
Light the Night Temporary Art Project - March 28
posted: January 2, 2014
|Procurement Services Branch
9909 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray AB, T9H 2K4
|Request for Proposal|
02:00:00 PM Alberta Time
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|Open & Competitive|
Commodity Codes:T014R1R: Artwork/Design - Regional
Opportunity Description:As part of the project scope, the RMWB will be selecting up to four artworks to be placed in various locations throughout the City Centre. We are inviting proposals that feature new projects or projects that have already been developed and staged through past commissions.
The medium for the festival will be light art and/or light graffiti; sound and other multi-media components are also encouraged.
For Full Call visit - http://vendor.purchasingconnection.ca/Opportunity.aspx?Guid=5975EDA1-62EF-4641-885B-17502E096495
Light the Night festival will run from September 26th – October 5th, 2014.
The OCC Gallery - Exhibition Proposals - April 1st
posted: December 27, 2013
The OCC Gallery welcomes exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis from curators, craft professionals and collectives. Our exhibition programming recognizes that craft plays a crucial role in our daily lives and in contemporary society. As a key voice, we aim to incite dialogue locally, which contributes to a global critical discourse.
We present both group and solo exhibitions that demonstrate excellence, provide a strong curatorial approach, engage with contemporary issues and address diverse audiences.
The next deadline is April 1st
Proposals are reviewed twice a year by the OCC Exhibition Committee following the April 1st and October 1st submission deadlines. Applicants will be notified of the Committee decision within a month of the respective submission deadline. Please note that scheduling takes place up to two years in advance. For instance, if proposals are submitted in 2014, exhibitions would be accepted to take place in 2016.
For more information and a list of criteria please CLICK HERE.
Serious about Glass - Toronto Art Expo - Special Feature -
posted: December 27, 2013
METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE April 10th to 13th
The Expo invites artists and galleries to join the premier platform for art promotion In the Toronto spring. With a 12 year track record, the 2014 show will see even more international participants than ever before.
The Toronto Art Expo returns for its 12th year to the foremost venue for art in Toronto, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre - style, elegance, flair. This is a show that art connoisseurs anticipate all year. On top of the most intense promotional campaign of any art exhibition we bring to the Expo the business of art by sponsoring major international art galleries and houses to attend and contribute to this fair's reputation as one of the major art trade destinations in North America.
FEATURES FOR 2014: within the larger contemporary Fine Art Fair
- Serious about Glass: world class glass art in the only major show featuring this in Eastern North America this spring.
- Sculpture: we have gained the reputation at having the best and most successful exhibitions of Sculpture in Toronto – once again a specially promoted feature.
- Design North: a boutique section of the Expo highlighting the Art of Design, works of functionality that soar into the realm of fine art.
The Toronto Art Expo- Fine Art and some - art for people who value what truly fine art brings to their lives!
We can help expedite import and export of your works seamlessly and most economically into and out of Canada. Call for details.
The Toronto Art Expo is an independently Canadian owned art fair.
Call for Submissions Resident Artist Program - the Living Arts Centre
posted: December 12, 2013
Call for Submissions
Resident Artist Program @ the Living Arts Centre
The Resident Artist Program has been designed to support recent graduates of art institutions, as well as emerging and mid-career artists to create, explore, learn and exchange ideas and insights within a multi-disciplinary environment.
* Glass * Flameworking * Textile & Fibre Arts * Wood * Photography *
* Painting & Drawing * Ceramics * Interdisciplinary *
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Select studio spaces are available in 2014-2015.
Resident Artist Benefits:
- teaching and assisting opportunities
- inter-disciplinary studio access
- online representation
- annual Resident Artist exhibition
- opportunities for sales within the Centre's Gift Shop
- access to corporate commissions
- on-site Studio Technician
- free parking
The Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive
Hwys 403 & 10
For more information on how to apply please visit our website at www.livingartscentre.ca or contact Megan Press, Exhibitions and Residency Program Coordinator at 905.306.6161, or via email at email@example.com
North Lands Creative Glass Conference and Master Classes 2014
posted: December 12, 2013
The Place and The Work Conference will be held on Saturday 6, Sunday 7 September.
Class sessions run 27 August – 4 September and 9 – 16 September.
Making art works in relation to place is the focus of the North Lands Creative Glass Conference and Master Classes 2014; acknowledging how artists and their work connect to their surroundings, landscape, architecture, history and social context. We see more interactive public art, more artists responding to and working with communities. Artists are making works that respond to weather, nature or urban environments, to political discourse and social situations. It seems that some artists and public demand less autonomous disconnected sculpture favouring instead a more connected vision. We ask questions about what it means to experience remoteness, how this and being in a place away from home affect an artist’s work. What influences the particularities of a landscape can have and what it means to collaborate with artists in close proximity, to work intensively with no distractions and to embrace or reject the surroundings. What can happen when we go beyond our familiar studio environment and step outside into a bigger picture? What does it mean to be a glass specialist in this place, at this time? More details for the Classes and Conference programme will be announced shortly.
Photo credit: James Ross
Dylan Thomas International Awards for Glass - May 1st
posted: November 27, 2013
Central to the University’s celebration of the centenary of Dylan’s birth, we are delighted to announce the inaugural UWTSD Dylan Thomas Awards celebrating excellence within the arts at a local, national and international level.
The new transformed University has a unique relationship with Wales’ greatest English language poet both in the geographical location of its campuses – in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Swansea – and also in its commitment to the performing and creative arts. The University’s celebrations will encompass a wide range of events using the poetry, plays and life of Dylan Thomas as a catalyst for new artistic and cultural work at home and abroad.
To encourage excellence in the areas of glass and poetry, the University is launching two international competitions for glass artists and poets.
The Dylan Thomas International Glass Award
Swansea has a long history in the field of glass. The course founder, Howard Martin was invited in 1935 to run an evening class at what was then Swansea Art College, two years after he and his cousin Hubert Thomas had successfully set up the firm of Martin & Thomas. After the war the course developed into the Architectural Stained Glass Department and has prospered ever since. The University’s Swansea School of Glass has an international reputation and practitioners from around the world are invited to participate in this competition.
HARMONY : A creative brief
Glass artists worldwide are invited to submit designs for a 40cm x 40cm decorative or stained glass panel in response to the word "Harmony". During May 2014, a judging panel will shortlist works to be exhibited at Swansea Waterfront Museum in July 2014. At the opening a prize award of £1000 will be presented to the winner with the panel being exhibited for the next year at the Dylan Thomas Centre and then becoming part of the Swansea School of Glass Collection.
All of the work exhibited will form part of a centenary catalogue with a view to a subsequent publication celebrating both of these international awards. It is anticipated that the winning artist and poet will be invited to be commissioned by the University for a combined piece of work as an on-going tribute to Dylan Thomas.
We welcome applications from anyone working in glass from throughout the world. We hope to tour the exhibition to other venues and details will be posted on the website as when we can confirm sites.
A detailed brief for the Glass Award outlining all the stages and dates for work to be submitted can be found here
Submit your work using the online form