Art Avenue Magazine – Submission Guidelines

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Art Avenue is the Federation of Canadian Artists’ membership magazine, published six times per year. Included in the price of a membership, it features a variety of content including visual galleries of recent Federation exhibitions, upcoming submission and exhibtion information, articles from our membership on styles and technique, event dates and important FCA announcements, and regular features exploring artist studios and works. The editorial team is always on the lookout for new content, or suggestions for new features… Continue reading

Drawing the Human Form

By Mark Anthony

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I often tell my students that I was born 100 years too late.  I loved the romance of the old world of Europe since I was a boy.  My colleagues tell me, ‘more like 400 years too late.’  Oh well.  I do play modern music while I work.  Edith Piaf, Nat King Cole, for instance.  It keeps me from whistling…  I still have this burning desire to understand how great forefathers of representational art created such powerful, gestural, poetic works with the simplest of hand-made tools.  How did they know how to exploit every trick in the book to express dramatic human form and movement without our current resource of hundreds of years of examples to draw (pun intended) from. Continue reading

Originals Only Summer Art Show 2016 in Comox

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This is a CALL FOR ENTRY for the outdoor Originals Only Fine Art Show, taking place in Comox Marina Park on August 6th & 7th, 2016.

Booth spaces are 12x12ft, cost $110 +GST.   The show is sponsored by Comox Recreation.

This show is organized by a group of Vancouver Island artists who volunteer their time and energy to help other artists show and sell their work.

The show is entering it’s 13th year of operation and is unique in that it allows only original work.  For more information and application forms, please go to www.originalsonly.ca

Contact information:

Christy Mitchell, email or phone: 250-703-2244

Joe Smith, joesmith@shaw.ca or phone: 250-335-2578

FCA WEST KOOTENAY workshop – The Still Life Laboratory with Ingrid Christensen

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The West Kootenay Chapter of the FCA is excited to be hosting a 3-day Alla Prima Oil Painting workshop April 22-24 with Ingrid Christensen. This workshop, “The Still Life Laboratory” will focus on alla prima oil painting.

Join Ingrid for 3 days of learning and experimentation in the still life lab.  Working alla prima, you’ll learn to compose and paint a dynamic composition wet-in-wet.  You’ll discover what it takes to turn ordinary objects into extraordinary paintings.

This workshop will focus on composition, colour and the different methods for starting a painting, from  logical and methodical to intuitive and abstract.   Ingrid’s bold and colourful paintings have won honours and awards in both national and international exhibitions. View Ingrid’s website at www.icartstudios.com

To join us for this exciting workshop, or for more information please contact Alison Graeme at alisongraeme@telus.net

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation – Call for Canadian Artists

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BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is seeking applications from qualified artists, to be considered for future commission or purchase of artwork, installing in 2017, at the Teck Acute Care Centre at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The call for artists is part of the Children’s Healing Experience Project – an initiative at BC Children’s Hospital to create inspirational healing experiences that engage and comfort children, youth, family and staff and support health outcomes by integrating curated, purposeful arts to improve patient care and the physical environment.

With opportunities for a variety of sculptures of different sizes, and two-dimensional art of various media, the Call for Artists includes artworks ranging from $200 to $80,000.

Please visit the Call for Artist project website: www.bcchcallforartists.com for all information, including the most up-to-date version of the Call for Artists, the application form, and “how to apply” instructions.  Applications will be accepted through the project website starting onApril 1, 2016 until the application deadline of on or before May 06, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Please submit any questions concerning this Call for Artists using the Questions tab of the project website: www.bcchcallforartists.com. Questions should not be directed to BC Children’s Hospital or Foundation.

Call to artists in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

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Vancity Credit Union requesting expressions of interest for a site-specific art commission for the Chilliwack community branch at 45617 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC.

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Vancity’s vision inspires us to think differently about wealth—to re-envision prosperity as something we can only achieve if we’re surrounded by and connected to a vibrant and diverse community. Our values-based banking model is grounded in the local economy because we believe you only truly prosper when you’re connected to a healthy community.

We’re remodeling our Chilliwack community branch to better reflect the way we do business. This branch remodel project includes an art call designed to engage the local art community as an integral part of our member’s branch experience. Through this art call, Vancity will select one artist or artist team to create one art commission. Continue reading

Grants for Emerging Artists to Spark Creative Projects

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The City of Vancouver is pleased to offer a new grant program for emerging
artists, presented in partnership with ArtStarts in Schools. Creative Spark
Vancouver supports emerging artists and fosters their capacity to work with
young people.

Creative Spark Vancouver empowers emerging artists to engage young people
(ages 5-18) in arts-based projects. Emerging artists across all artistic
disciplines are invited to apply. Applicants must be residents of the City
of Vancouver or residents and members of the Musqueam, Squamish or
Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Continue reading