Federation Retreat 2019

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For Immediate Release
Name of Press Contact: Helen Duckworth

Date: 13/12/2018        Phone: 604-681-2744             Email: education@artists.ca

Federation of Canadian Artists Announces 2019 Artists’ Retreat

  • The Federation of Canadian Artists are now taking bookings for their 2019 Retreat
  • Held at the Marine Sciences Centre in beautiful Bamfield, British Columbia
  • This six-day retreat, held between September 3rd – 8th, is led by Master Artist Instructors Brent Lynch, Charlie Easton and Sue Cowan

Vancouver, British Columbia – The life of an artist can be a solitary one, with hours hauled up in a studio, or spent balancing the line between “the day job” and your artistic pursuits. The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), Canada’s largest member-driven, non-profit arts organization, realizes that the plight of the artist is one best not tackled alone.

“Artists have always needed a community”, says FCA Education Coordinator Helen Duckworth, “A support network of peers where they can collaboratively create, critique and converse”.

The Federation’s artist retreats aim to foster just such a sense of community, through an annual gathering of artists in beautiful Canadian settings, sharing meals, enjoying activities together and painting en plein air under the guidance of Master Artist instructors who help them improve and develop upon their practice.

The 2019 instructors include Brent Lynch, Charlie Easton and Sue Cowan. Each instructor specializes in plein air painting and boasts an impressive resume of both teaching and exhibition experience.

The benefits of painter’s retreats are not to be dismissed. Painters have been adventuring on painting excursions together since before the days of the Group of Seven. “Spending a few days with fellow artists in nature makes us better and more inventive painters”, attests Lynch.

If you are looking to improve your artistic practice, while meeting like-minded peers and exploring one of the most stunning painting locations B.C has to offer, register for your place at www.fcaretreat.ca

Federation of Canadian Artists – Society #: S – 0006048 – Charity #: 11891 3920 RT0001

Founded in 1941 by members of the Group of Seven, the Federation of Canadian Artists is Canada’s largest member-driven, non-profit arts organization. With 2,500 artist members across BC and Alberta, the Federation provides educational, networking and exhibition opportunities to support artists in their development and make the visual arts more accessible to all Canadians. Learn more at http://www.artists.ca

Bateman Foundation – Artist Employment Opportunity

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BFnaturesketch logo 72DPIContract position for Nature Sketch artist/instructor

The Bateman Foundation, a national public charity, inspires a lasting relationship with nature through the lens of art, and is currently one of the only non-profits in Canada primarily using artwork to promote a connection to nature and the environment.

The Nature Sketch Club is an outdoor nature program for kids & adults that focuses on sketching and observing wildlife habitats in unique ecosystems. Guided by a sketch artist and a naturalist, this program encourages participants to connect to natural environments in their local community using a pencil and a sketchbook. We have a Junior Nature Sketch program for ages 5-12 as well as an Adult Nature Sketch program for ages 18+.  For more information please visit http://www.naturesketch.org

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are very excited to be launching our Nature Sketch program Nationwide and are looking for an enthusiastic, multi-skilled and passionate professional to join our team. The class will run on Saturdays, once per week for 7 weeks out in nature + final student art exhibition. Each class will be 2.5 hrs per week (Jr in the am & Adult in the pm) running from April to June.  We are looking for a nature/sketch artist, who has experience working with children of all ages as well as adults.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Find a naturalist(s) in the area to aid in the program facilitation
  • Working with a naturalist to scout out locations for weekly activities
  • Communicate with parents & students
  • Marketing the class locally in any publication that is free of charge, market to schools & nature groups in the area to promote the program, local social media, etc.
  • Facilitate the entire program

REQUIRED SKILLS/TRAINING:

  • Familiarity with natural habitats & eco-systems
  • Artistic experience working in pencil with a focus on nature/wildlife drawing (please submit relevant artwork images)
  • Clean criminal record and vulnerable sector check
  • Experience working with/instructing children
  • Experience teaching art to children is preferred
  • Strong verbal & visual communications skills
  • Valid driver’s license & own transportation
  • Available to teach on Saturdays throughout the session
  • Ability to network, promote & market the program within the local area
  • First aid & CPR training
  • WCB coverage, if required

If you are all of the above – we want to hear from you! Interested candidates please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio to learning@batemancentre.org  Thank you.

LIMITLESS Bursary Supports Emily Carr Student

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Posted on September 08, 2017 | Emily Carr News

We have an article published to Emily Carr News about the fantastic LIMITLESS bursary. To see the article please click here.

Here is a sample…

“At the very core of the Federation is our goal to help emerging and established artists. As a non-profit charity, we pride ourselves in our phenomenal services for artists, and this exciting LIMITLESS bursary provides direct financial support to an emerging artist studying Fine Art in a post-secondary institution. Meaningful financial aid can supply this young demographic with confidence and encouragement on their path to professionalism.”

Tarin Mead, FCA Gallery + Volunteer Coordinator

Art 4 Life – Call for Submissions

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Art 4 Life

Art 4 Life

September 30 – November 1, 2017

Submission Deadline: Sunday August 13, 2017

There is still time to submit artwork for our annual exhibition for the young and the young at heart.  Art 4 Life is meant to inspire and engage children while raising opportunities for active participation, discussion, cultural awareness and lessons on art appreciation.  The deadline for submissions is coming up soon.  Check it out!

Apply here. 

Contact Information

t: 604.931.2008 x116

website: pomoarts.ca

email: submissions@pomoarts.ca

Annual Mid Main Art Fair – June 11th

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Mid Main Art Fair

The Mid Main Art Fair is considered one of Vancouver’s premier artist-run shows – always a must-see on the local visual arts calendar.


This event on Sunday, June 11th from 11AM to 6PM at Vancouver’s beautiful Heritage Hall at 3102 Main Street, located amongst the brew pubs, coffee shops and restaurants of Main Street, a wonderful place to spend a Sunday

This year, the popular one day art fair features 18 established artists from the Lower Mainland showing works in a variety of media and styles, including painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. The exhibiting artists are Fran AlexanderMariko AndoEnda BardellJane CrosbyLorn CurryChristine HoodJeanette JarvilleSheree JonesJames KollCarol McquaidSonia MocnikNicola MorganEdward PeckJackie Conradi RobertsonElisabeth SommervilleCamille SleemanJeff Wilson and Grazyna Wolski.

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