Calling All Artists ~ Artwalk Cross-Canada Project


Call to Artists Across Canada:

As part of a series of virtual fitness missions, Great Run Canada is introducing the Canada 154 Virtual ArtWalk! Our virtual missions have, in the past, included hand-made virtual postcards that people receive at designated distances via email as they walk, run, bike or swim their way across a virtual distance. Beginning in Nova Scotia, I am creating missions in 154km increments (to celebrate Canada’s 154th birthday), and instead of just tourist-style virtual postcards, I would like to include artcards as well to help promote other artists like myself and the provinces they are from.

There will never be a cost to the artist (participants in the virtual walks are charged a small $15 fee to help pay for my use of the platform and administrative costs). This is my way of trying to keep people physically active while getting some Canadian arts and culture experience that we are all missing by not being able to travel. What I need from you, the artist: a jpeg of the piece you want featured on your art card. This can be a single piece or you can make a jpeg collage of multiple pieces. I also need a short bio about you and the piece(s) featured, a way to contact you, where your work can be viewed, and if you would like to offer participants a discount on purchases made. (They could mention Great Run Canada, for example, and you know they participated in the mission for the discount. I will not have anything to do with the actual sales. That’s all you! A discount might just be a good way to send people in your direction). I will be creating a release form to protect us both, just saying that you’ve agreed to let me use the image and that I agree to ONLY use it in the designated project. No theme for the first project, although I am willing to consider it for future segments. The only rule is family-friendly because I have no control over the ages or people who sign up to do the walks.

If you have any questions, you can email me at greatruncanada@gmail.com.

And you can view the current missions (none are artwalk ones yet) on my website at https://greatruncanada.ca/virtual-missions.

I can’t wait to include you in this project!

Thanks again!

Trista Bassett

BSc, CPT, CRC, HMS, CNC


https://greatruncanada.ca/art-walk

For more information, please email me at

greatruncanada@gmail.com

Or visit

https://greatruncanada.ca/

Art Gallery of Ontario X RBC Emerging Artists Exchange ~ Call for [Digital] Artist-Researchers Three paid research mentorships available in 2021

Open call for submissions! AGO x RBC Emerging Artists Exchange invites early career artists in all mediums to submit proposals for digital research projects, exploring ideas related to museum practices, audience engagement or the AGO’s permanent collection.  

These proposals could examine any area at the museum, including but not limited to: Conservation, Collections, Curatorial, Education & Programming, Library & Archives, Food & Beverage and Visitor Experience. Working with advisors across the gallery, each selected artist will present their research findings at the end of the six-week residency.

Deadline to apply is May 10, 2021, at 5 p.m. (EST).

To apply and for more information, visit https://ago.ca/call-for-artist-researchers.

 

CALL to Artists ~ Artwalk Cross-Canada Project


Call to Nova Scotian Artists:

As part of a series of virtual fitness missions, Great Run Canada is introducing the Canada 154 Virtual ArtWalk! Our virtual missions have, in the past, included hand-made virtual postcards that people receive at designated distances via email as they walk, run, bike or swim their way across a virtual distance. Beginning in Nova Scotia, I am creating missions in 154km increments (to celebrate Canada’s 154th birthday), and instead of just tourist-style virtual postcards, I would like to include artcards as well to help promote other artists like myself and the provinces they are from.

There will never be a cost to the artist (participants in the virtual walks are charged a small $15 fee to help pay for my use of the platform and administrative costs). This is my way of trying to keep people physically active while getting some Canadian arts and culture experience that we are all missing by not being able to travel. What I need from you, the artist: a jpeg of the piece you want featured on your art card. This can be a single piece or you can make a jpeg collage of multiple pieces. I also need a short bio about you and the piece(s) featured, a way to contact you, where your work can be viewed, and if you would like to offer participants a discount on purchases made. (They could mention Great Run Canada, for example, and you know they participated in the mission for the discount. I will not have anything to do with the actual sales. That’s all you! A discount might just be a good way to send people in your direction). I will be creating a release form to protect us both, just saying that you’ve agreed to let me use the image and that I agree to ONLY use it in the designated project. No theme for the first project, although I am willing to consider it for future segments. The only rule is family-friendly because I have no control over the ages or people who sign up to do the walks.

If you have any questions, you can email me at greatruncanada@gmail.com.

And you can view the current missions (none are artwalk ones yet) on my website at https://greatruncanada.ca/virtual-missions.

I can’t wait to include you in this project!

Thanks again!

Trista Bassett

BSc, CPT, CRC, HMS, CNC

Call to Canadian Artists – $41,000 in Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



THE SALT SPRING NATIONAL ART PRIZE
CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS OPEN to MAY 31, 2021

THE AWARDS

The Salt Spring National Art Prize OFFERING 10 prize awards totalling $41,000;

The first prize totalling $20,000!

SALT SPRING PRIZE – THE JOAN McCONNELL AWARD & RESIDENCY FOR OUTSTANDING WORK
$20,000 ($15,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency)

JURORS’ CHOICE AWARDS
Four awards of $3,000 selected by each juror

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – ROSEMARIA BEHNCKE AWARDS
Four awards determined by a vote of viewers of the exhibition
1st prize – $3,000
2nd prize – $2,000
3rd prize – $1,000
Youth Vote – $1,000

SALT SPRING ARTIST AWARD
for outstanding work by a Salt Spring artist – $2,000


THE ARTISTS

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2020, are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration.
SSNAP was established in 2015 to recognize, showcase, and publicize the accomplishments of Canadian visual artists and to advance public appreciation of visual arts. Through this initiative, we encourage Canadian artists whose work demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity to submit significant pieces with a real visual impact and depth of meaning.

Finalists will enjoy the prestige of becoming a finalist in one of Canada’s largest national art prizes. Finalists’ artwork will be exhibited online and at a month-long live exhibition to be held September 24 – October 25, 2021. Respecting Covid protocols in place at this time, finalists will be encouraged to participate in artist talks and associated events such as the opening and closing galas.

Artists will be featured in our catalogue, in national and regional press, and by highlighting subsequent accomplishments through our growing social media channels.

We are also pleased to announce that artists from the Southern Gulf Islands who have submitted to SSNAP are automatically eligible to be selected by a three-person jury for the Parallel Art Show (PAS) running concurrently with the SSNAP Exhibition at the ArtSpring Gallery from September 22 to October 17, 2021.

With the support of the Salt Spring Arts Council, the popular Parallel Art Show was developed and created by Salt Spring artists and our arts community to showcase the amazing talent of the Southern Gulf Islands’ artists during the SSNAP Finalist event.

Exhibition finalists will receive up to $200 towards shipping expenses.


THE JURY

SSNAP will showcase approximately 50 finalists chosen by a national jury.
The identity of the artists will be anonymous to the jury during the finalist selection process.

This year’s national jurors are:

  • Judy Anderson; University of Calgary Canadian Indigenous studio art associate professor
  • David Diviney; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in K’jipuktuk/Halifax senior curator
  • Ydessa Hendeles; Director of Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, artist/curator
  • Michelle Jacques; Remai Modern Chief Curator, former Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria


As one of Canada’s largest and most diverse national art prizes, we encourage artists across Canada to take part in this wonderful opportunity for Canadian Art!

$41,000 in awards I Artist Call open to May 31, 2021!

www.saltspringartprize.ca

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artsUNITE: Final Week of Launch

Welcome to fourth and final week of artsUNITE’s National Launch! We’re rounding out our launch activations with two more fantastic free events. Details are below and I hope to see you there!


Tuesday March 30, 1:00 pm EST

GRAPHIC DESIGN DEMO: Images to Illustrations
With Launchpad Learning

Turn your photo images into fun, clean illustrations using graphic design. Transform your surroundings into digital settings. Create vibrant visuals and select pictures to draw with Adobe Illustrator, the result being a unique space style to your liking.

REGISTER HERE


Wednesday March 31, 12:30-1:30 pm EST

The (Short) Story of You:
Crafting Your Artist Bio With Ease

Christine Hennebury will lead you through a painless, repeatable process that guides you past some common writing obstacles, helps you to identify the most applicable details from your life/work, and then enables you to develop a solid first draft of an engaging and effective bio statement for your next grant application or public event.

Access: Closed captions, ASL interpretation

REGISTER HERE


See you there!

 

artsUNITE: free panels, workshops, and more!


Thursday March 25, 7:30pm EST

Unmute: Artist Residency Showcase

After three weeks of workshops, conversations  and mentorship, the nine artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts Unmute Virtual Residency artists share their work! Access: Closed Captions & ASL interpretation

REGISTER HERE


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Friday March 26, 1-4 pm EST

Holland College and Creative PEI

A coordinated effort between Holland College, Creative PEI and artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts, Dotgain 2021 will create a digital arena for Prince Edward Island’s creative community to connect, network and consider important topics like mental and environmental health.

The theme for this conference is Creative Ripple Effects: How does our own mental and environmental health affect our creativity?

REGISTER HERE


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And Next Week:


Wednesday March 31, 12:30-1:30 pm EST

The (Short) Story of You:
Crafting Your Artist Bio With Ease

Christine Hennebury will lead you through a painless, repeatable process that guides you past some common writing obstacles, helps you to identify the most applicable details from your life/work, and then enables you to develop a solid first draft of an engaging and effective bio statement for your next grant application or public event.

Access: Closed captions, ASL interpretation

REGISTER HERE

 


Hope to see you all there!

March 25 – CSPWC Live Online Critique with Brian Atyeo and Sheryl Fletcher Coon


First Ever CSPWC Live Online Critique with Brian Atyeo and Sheryl Fletcher Coon


Have you ever wondered how to take your work to the next level?

Do you want to hear what accomplished painters see when they look at paintings?

Now you can find out!

The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour has a long history of supporting excellence in watercolour. We are very pleased to bring you our first ever online LIVE watercolour critique.

Watch our critique session and gain ideas for making stronger paintings, with advice on composition, colour, tone, gradient and more.

This will be a great opportunity to learn how top artists analyze paintings — insights you can use when working on your own paintings.

To buy a ticket to watch the critique, visit https://cspwc.ca/first-ever-cspwc-live-online-critique-with-brian-atyeo-and-sheryl-fletcher-coon/

First Ever CSPWC Live Online Critique with Brian Atyeo and Sheryl Fletcher Coon


First Ever CSPWC Live Online Critique with Brian Atyeo and Sheryl Fletcher Coon


Have you ever wondered how to take your work to the next level?

Do you want to hear what accomplished painters see when they look at paintings?

Now you can find out!

The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour has a long history of supporting excellence in watercolour. We are very pleased to bring you our first ever online LIVE watercolour critique.

Watch our critique session and gain ideas for making stronger paintings, with advice on composition, colour, tone, gradient and more.

This will be a great opportunity to learn how top artists analyze paintings — insights you can use when working on your own paintings.

To buy a ticket to watch the critique, visit https://cspwc.ca/first-ever-cspwc-live-online-critique-with-brian-atyeo-and-sheryl-fletcher-coon/