The Alberta Society of Artists – Call for Submissions

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Call for Submissions  – Headlines

HEADLINES: Social, Political and Subversive Art (The Artists’ Response / Responsibility)

The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists residing in Alberta and all ASA members to participate in a new exhibition, “Headlines.” An opportunity to react to, comment on and interpret contemporary world issues and events.

Quotes about the Concept:

Some artists aren’t moved by the beauty around them, their patrons’ sponsorship, or some deep need for catharsis. Some artists operate on a different wavelength, channeling the injustices, imbalances, and harsh realities of their daily lives or the lives of those in need to create their art. That’s not to say these artists are entirely motivated by altruism. Suppose they get self-satisfaction from sticking it to the man, from pointing to the bad guys with a big giant neon sign, from being badasses themselves. Nonetheless, kudos…” – Marina Galperina

Artistic expression taps into an expertise that many people possess but don’t think of applying to the ‘serious business’ of politics… ‘I’m not political,’ is a phrase one hears often; it’s a rare person, however, that doesn’t identify with some form of culture and creativity….The first rule of guerrilla warfare is to know the terrain and use it to your advantage. The political topography of today includes the ephemeral ground of signs and symbols, images and expression, narratives and dreams. This is the terrain of artistic activism.” – from the Centre for Artistic Activism Some

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary


Exhibition Dates:

Northern Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton: Jan 15 to Feb 26, 2016

Southern Jubilee Auditorium Calgary: March 1 to April 15, 2016

Deadline for Submissions: November 27, 2015

Notification of Results: December 18, 2015

Fore more information on this exhibition and to download the application form go to:


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