Artist in Residence Program in Coaticook


Coaticook, also called the “Pearl of the Eastern Township,” is located in Montreal and invites professional artists practicing in visual arts.

Several yeasr ago, the town of Coaticook started an Artist in Residence Program allowing artists to work in an equipped artist studio and live in a small adjoining apartment located in the downtown area.

The surrounding countryside generate the perfect environment to stimulate inspiration and creativity with mixed forests, valleys, hills, streams, lakes and wooded areas.

If you are interested in such a venture, you may want to get more information and receive an electronic version of the application form on

Visit their website:


Maple Mural Project for Canada Day at the FCA


What: Free Art Activity for all Ages
Where: Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street on Granville Island
When: Friday 1st July, 10 AM – 5.00 PM

Join us as we celebrate Canada with the 3rd Annual Maple Leaf Mural. On Canada Day, we’ll be setup with an art table in front of the gallery, ready with all the supplies you need to make an original art piece in the shape of a maple leaf.

Once you are done, we encourage artists to add their leaves to our mural, which features on the outer walls of our gallery, to make one great community art project!

Once you are finished head inside the gallery to see the first Annual International Mail-In Art exhibition, for free.

In addition we’ll have artists painting at Art Pod in the Granville Island market so you can see the professionals at work!

Canada Day 2016

Welcome all to the Eleventh Sommerakademie im Zentrum Paul Klee


We are pleased to announce the eleventh Sommerakademie im Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland, with Guest Curator Thomas Hirschhorn on the theme “Where do I stand? “What do I want?”.

This year the entire Academy Program will be open to the public and for free, welcome all!

As an international platform for contemporary art, the Sommerakademie brings together a vibrant, emerging group of art professionals.

The Opening Ceremony will take place on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 5pm at the Zentrum Paul Klee. You will have the opportunity to meet Guest Curator Thomas Hirschhorn as well as the Fellows. Further events will take place at Kunsthalle Bern and additional local art institutions. For details please refer to the website:

Please do not hesitate to contact them for any further information on 0041 78 897 49 98.


Valley Zoo Development Society (VZDS)


The VZDS is a registered non-for-profit charity in partnership with the Edmonton Valley Zoo who focuses on animal conservation, education, and the revitalization of the Edmonton Valley Zoo.

Over the past three years VZDS have hosted a ten day winter festival called The Festival of Lights. Edmontonians are invited down to the zoo in the evening for a night of lights, ice, animals, and fun.

During the past few years of Festival of Light, they have created an open-call format for creatives who would be interested in creating a display/installation that would be adorned for the full ten days of Festival of Light and seen by all attendees. Last year alone over 21,000 Edmontonians came down to enjoy the winter together at the zoo.

This year, VZDS is hoping to host some exhibits from individuals that are looking to develop different and unique installations and challenge not only their intellect, but their creativity as well.

Please find attached an application package for the competition that has all the necessary information you may need about this great opportunity: FOL Artist Application 2016
If submissions are successfully selected, the artists are each given $3,500 to use on their installation, regardless if their budget is less than that amount or not.

Festival of Light at Edmonton Valley Zoo 2014 – Ice and Light Sculpture

Canada Day Artisan Fair


This annual market showcases talented local artisans who display and sell their work along the seawall as part of the Canada Day Celebrations programmed by the Lions Gate Rotary Club and the North Vancouver Canada Day Committee.

Canada Day Artisan Fair will take place at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver from 11am to 4pm.

Deadline for application: Friday, June 24, 2016, at noon
Final jury date: Monday, June 27, 2016, 1pm-5pm

You can view the call for artisans at this link:

ArtPod Experience


Catherine Adamson is happy to share with us her ArtPod experience.

The Granville Island Marketplace ArtPod is proving to be a great experience for me as an artist. I have been demonstrating my “Free-Flow” method of drip-painting, and the audience participation is stepping up. So far sixteen people have come forward to paint their own canvas and take it home with them. Smiles all around. I have met  many tourists and handed out hundreds of cards over the past two months. I look forward to a few more days there in June.

I am also enjoying meeting the other artists from the FCA. It was my pleasure to watch William Liao paint his beautiful portraits on two separate days. On Saturday, May 21st, I shared the ArtPod with both William and Caroline Dahlmanns in the afternoon. William had a friend, Cory, sit in as his model for himself and Caroline. I decided, for the first time, to also paint his portrait using my Free-Flow method. This was stretching my boundaries to try and drip from a stick an image that was recognizable as a face, let alone resemble the actual model. I love a good challenge and am fairly pleased with my result. It is nothing compared to William and Caroline’s excellent work, but was fun nevertheless.

Included here are the photos of our three portraits of Cory, Caroline Dahlmanns, Catherine Adamson, William Liao.

To the other artists of the FCA, please sign up for at least one session in the ArtPod – you will be glad you did,

Catherine Adamson