Call for Artists – Public Art Dialogue

Fall 2015 Public Art Dialogue – The Dilemma of Public Art’s Permanence

Guest Editor: Erika Doss
Eligibility: Open to artists of all disciplines Submission Deadline:
September 1, 2015

Public Art Dialogue is accepting artists’ projects submissions for The Dilemma of Public Art’s Permanence to be published in Fall 2015. Artists’ projects are unique artworks and/or art interventions designed specifically for the pages of Public Art Dialogue. Projects should relate to the theme of a particular issue and treat the journal itself as a site/space for public art. Artists of all disciplines and at all points in their careers are encouraged to submit to the journal.

This special issue invites articles, essays and artists’ projects that contextualize the dilemma of public art’s permanence, taking innovative approaches to the subject through focused case studies, comparative analyses, historicized investigations and theoretical arguments.
Transnational perspectives are encouraged, as are proposals from public art practitioners, commissioners and curators.

Send all artists’ project submissions and questions to Ashley Corbin-Teich:
pad.artistprojects@gmail.com<mailto:pad.artistprojects@gmail.com>

For more information about Public Art Dialogue and for submission guidelines please visit http://www.tandfonline.com/rpad

Autumn Salon … it’s about more than Fall!!!

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Here at the FCA, we appreciate that it’s barely August, but it’s never to early to remind submitting artists that the deadline for Autumn Salon is quickly approaching! If you haven’t entered yet, the call is open to Active and Signature FCA members until August 4th. The exhibition will be on the walls of the Federation Gallery on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, from September 8th – 20th. You can submit online here.

There’s the common misconception that Autumn Salon is an exhibition limited to the Fall season, with a strict autumn theme. Not so dear artist! While many artists do take the opportunity to respond to this call with autumnal palettes or subject matter, the vision behind this exhibition isn’t merely limited to the confines of a season.

The purpose of Autumn Salon is to give member artists an opportunity for exhibition, in the Autumn season. So there is no set style or subject matter. It’s that simple!

Autumn (or Fall depending on where you’re from!), is a favourite gallery-going season for many. Ducking between galleries in between trips for hot chocolate and pumpkin spiced-somethings in flurries of leaves (and or rain!), is a celebrated weekend pass-time for many from September through November.

If that isn’t incentive enough, acceptance into Autumn Salon also constitutes a point towards your 2016 Signature Status application, if you were thinking of applying for the next intake.

So earn your point and make sure those seasonal visitors are given the chance to see your artworks by submitting to Autumn Salon today.

Call to Artists in the Lower Mainland

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Vancity Credit Union is requesting Expressions of Interest for a site-specific art commission for the
renovated North Delta community branch in Delta, BC. Artwork should reflect and interpret, in a celebratory way, the rich and diverse culture of the local community. Content / themes can be social, economic, historical, environmental or a combination. Preference will be given to submissions that aim to incorporate up-cycled, recycled, sustainably sourced, salvaged, found and/or other natural media.

One artist information session will be hosted at the Vancity North Delta community branch (Branch 19) located at 7211-120th Street Delta BC V4C 6P5. Wednesday, July 15, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. This session will provide an opportunity for interested artists and artist teams to learn about the North Delta community branch location. Artists will also discover more about the community and the proposed artcommission for the branch. Light refreshments will be provided.

Artists RSVPs by email are required to attend this session. To RSVP, or for more information about session, please contact: anne_lai@vancity.com. Please identify the community branch name in the subject line.

Community Gallery space available – Wychwood Barns, Toronto

Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto is currently seeking a new tenant for the Peter MacKendrick Community Gallery! The 1030 sq. ft. space is perfect for an artist-run centre, gallery or not-for-profit arts or cultural organization. Individuals or groups who are interested in becoming an active part of the Wychwood community can apply here by August 14th. Good luck!

Call for Submissions – The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair 2016 – Toronto

Now in its 9th year, the Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair in Toronto celebrates individual artists by connecting art lovers with the artists themselves. This juried fair provides an opportunity for artists to create their own gallery-like space in a professional environment that attracts over 15,000 visitors each year! We are currently accepting applications for the 2016 fair. Please visit our website at www.theartistproject.com for more information.