Seymour Art Gallery – Submissions for 2018 Group and Solo Exhibitions Open

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Proposal Guidelines

Submissions are accepted on an on-going basis. The deadline to propose an exhibition for our 2018 schedule is Tuesday September 19, 2017.

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES
Please send a PC-compatible CD which contains the following files:

  1. Covering Letter
    a) Introduce yourself (or group) and include a description of the artwork you want to show.
    b) We are looking for exhibitions and artwork that will challenge visitors and provoke conversation. In your artist statement, please include what the work is about thematically and why it is important that the public has the opportunity to engage with the exhibition.
    c) If you require any special equipment, describe your specific needs.
    d) Outline your ideas for a public program (artist talk, performance, music, dance, etc) that will enhance the understanding of your work.
    e) Include the earliest date that the exhibition, as described in your proposal, would be ready to show.
    Work in all media will be considered. 500 words maximum.
  2. Curriculum Vitae – Include your address, phone number and email, education, exhibition history, teaching or employment related to your art. Please also include mention of awards and scholarships, bibliography of reviews or articles. 300 words maximum.
  3. Artist Statement – Describe the focus of your recent work and your objectives. 500 words maximum.
  4. Images (CD only) – Include 10 – 20 images of the work you are proposing to exhibit. If a group proposal, send up to 3 images for each artist. Digital images should be jpg format; each image should be at least 800 x 600 pixels. Must be PC compatible – check CD before submitting. Do not send original works of art or photographic prints.
  5. Image List – Include a list of images with corresponding numbers, title of work, medium, dimensions, price (or NFS) and year of completion.

(Optional) Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope – Envelope should have adequate postage for return of submission material. Applications with no postage will not be returned. Please do not mark for pickup. No email submissions please.

SPECIFICS
Membership in the Seymour Art Gallery Society is not required in order to make a submission to the gallery.

Selected artists must become members of the Seymour Art Gallery Society. Individual membership will be required for each artist in a solo or group exhibition. Membership details

With the exception of our fundraising exhibitions, the Discovery juried exhibition, and Start with Art, artists cannot appear in group exhibitions more frequently than every 3 years. Artists may not have solo exhibitions at Seymour Art Gallery more frequently than every 5 years.

As a public gallery with a mandate for education and enrichment, Seymour Art Gallery presents at least one program with every exhibition; submitting artists must be willing to present an artist talk or demonstration, or have a suggestion for another program (performance, music, dance, etc) related to their exhibition.

Seymour Art Gallery presents an opening reception, produces printed materials (including posters and invitation cards), and organizes publicity for exhibitions (press release, social media, online listings, and evites) at no cost to the artist(s). As a non-profit gallery, we are pleased to offer an honorarium for artist talks, but regret that we do not have a budget for artist exhibiting fees, shipping, or travel for our regular exhibitions at this time.

HOW TO APPLY
Please mail or drop off your submission in the format outlined above, to the gallery at:
Seymour Art Gallery
4360 Gallant Ave
North Vancouver BC
V7G 1L2

Online150 – Do good, get paid for your art.

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Online150 is an online extension of Timeraiser150.  Through Online150 Canadians from coast to coast can trade volunteer hours for an original piece of art or craft.  Volunteer hours can be completed with any nonprofit organization in the community.  Artists are paid for their work, nonprofits find skilled volunteers, Canadians find meaningful volunteer opportunities.

Are you an emerging artist who would like to have your art, prints, and/or artisan crafts (pottery, textiles etc.) to be purchased for Online150?  Fill in the form at www.timeraiser.ca/artist to submit your work.  If your work is selected, Framework Foundation will send you a contract and payment electronically and your art will be made available on the Online150 platform.

Our hope is to support the careers of emerging artists across Canada and encourage you to submit your art at www.timeraiser.ca/artist

How Timeraiser Works

STEP 1: Timeraiser fosters the next generation of art patrons and values Canadian artists. Each year, artists from around the country apply to have their work purchased by Timeraiser.  All the artwork auctioned by Timeraiser is purchased at fair market value, set by the artist.

STEP 2: Connect with local nonprofit organizations looking for talented volunteers. Finding skilled volunteers is a challenge.  Timeraiser partners with nonprofits across a wide range of social sectors to offers them a unique way to meet talented new volunteers and to promote their good work to a wider audience of supporters.

STEP 3: Bid time. Do good. Get art. Everything comes together at a Timeraiser party and on Online150.

Attend a party and kickstart your art collection by bidding volunteer hours on original art by up-and-coming Canadian artists. Winners have one year to finish volunteer hours and claim their piece of art. The best part?  Volunteer with any nonprofit(s) you choose!  Download the Timeraiser app to keep track of all your volunteer hours and send them directly to Framework.

Online150 is an online extension of Timeraiser150.  Through Online150 Canadians from coast to coast can purchase art by volunteering their time with a nonprofit organization in their local community.

STEP 4: Get involved. Even if you don’t end up winning an original piece of art, join in the social good by pledging hours to volunteer in your community. In 2017, Framework aims to collectively raise more than 150,000 volunteer hours for nonprofits across Canada, connecting Canadians to their communities and the causes they care about.

Public Art Boost – Grant Opportunity

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The City of Vancouver invites proposals from professional arts organizations that are currently working on new public art projects or need to boost capacity to commission new artworks for existing projects that can be completed by end of 2018.

As part of the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Boost (view council report), a special fund allocated by City Council for 2016-18, funding is available for significant public art projects taking place over the next two years. This funding, which complements the expansion of the Public Art Community Grant program, is intended for professional arts organizations that are producing art in public places.

The Public Art Boost is intended to enable exceptional projects to have a significant impact, through increasing the number of artist commissions, expanding to multiple locations, reaching out to diverse audiences from across the city, or otherwise increasing the capacity or impact of the project.

  • Applications: Now Open
  • Deadline: 4:00 pm PST, February 22, 2017

Organizations intending to apply must first contact staff to confirm eligibility: Marcia Belluce, Cultural Planner marcia.belluce@vancouver.ca 604-871-6875

Learn more and submit here.

Call to artists to paint murals on City of Ottawa underpasses

The City of Ottawa is seeking artists to paint murals on two underpass walls located at the Laurier Avenue underpasses at Colonel By Drive and the Queen Elizabeth Parkway.

The City chose to enhance these underpasses as they are key gateways to downtown Ottawa and their proximity to the Rideau Canal. This year, artists who submit mural designs are required to incorporate a celebration of the canal’s historical and cultural significance. Continue reading

HIDA‐TAKAYAMA CONTEMPORARY WOODBLOCK-PRINTS TRIENNALE 2017

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Organizer: Takayama City, Japan

Type of print: Woodblock-print

Application Period: Oct. 1 and Oct 31, 2017

Application Fee: 2,000 yen (Only the applicants for the secondary screening)

Judges
Tetsuya Noda (print maker, Honorary Professor at Tokyo National Univ. of Fine Arts and Music)

Teruo Isomi (print maker, Honorary Professor at Aichi Prefectural Univ. of Arts)

Kunio Motoe (art critic, Professor at Tama Art University)

Cho Enpo (print maker, Researcher at China National Academy of Painting)

Awards
Grand prize / 1 winner (500,000 yen)

Semi-grand prize / 1 winner (300,000 yen)

Award of excellence / 1 winner (200,000 yen)

Exhibition Period, Venue & Awards ceremony

June 2017 Takayama Shimin Bunka Kaikan

If the winner of the grand prize lives overseas, the organizer will help cover partially travel expenses to Japan

Application Documents:                        http://www.city.takayama.lg.jp/kurashi/1000021/1000118/1006776/1006777.html

Contact Information:
Hida Takayama Contemporary Woodblock-Print Triennale

e-mail: hida-hanga@city.takayama.lg.jp