Colborne Art Gallery’s 7th Annual Juried Show

Members of The Colborne Art Gallery invite you to participate in its Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition, open to all emerging and established artists (with the exception of Colborne Art Gallery members).

Exhibition Dates:  Saturday May 4th to Sunday June 9th, 2019.

Application Deadline: Tuesday April 2, 2019.

All visual art forms will be considered: painting, drawing, mixed media photography, printmaking, sculpture, fibre, glass, fine jewelry, ceramics, metal, woodwork and digital media. Work must be original.

The Colborne Art Gallery provides a unique, light-filled space in a wonderful historic building where artworks will be viewed by its loyal patrons and friends.

For more information on how to apply, go to the Gallery’s Open Juried Exhibition page.

You can also download their prospectus for the 7th Annual Show (PDF format).

Mitch reporting from Passamaquoddy Bay

Hi folks! This is my first blogging notation. I’m a new member and happy to be included into your organization.

Yesterday, during a persistant downpour there was a moat around my barn studio as I nervously watched the tidal waves slowly rising up to my studio and shaking the old structure to it’s core. I’m about six metres from the water’s edge and this deluge didn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. Even a bedraggled, lone seagull was tapping at my window trying to get in out of the downpour! Now today, it’s sunny and clear, and the building still stands albeit minus a few shingles.That’s the way it goes here in Passamaquoddy Bay. If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute and it’ll change!

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Jean Eng, OSA, in the Archives of Ontario’s Newest Exhibit

Jean Eng’s painting “Bonsai Minute” is included in “Animalia” an exhibition of animals in the Archives of Ontario. The show currently runs indefinitely— at least until 2021. The Archives of Ontario’s newest exhibit explores our changing relationships with other animals and how these species have left their mark on Ontario’s history.

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Call for Projects: Phénomena Festival 2019

We received the following call for entry from Les Filles électriques in Montreal:

Interdisciplinary company Les Filles électriques has launched its call for projects for Phénomena Festival 2019. Phénomena takes place in Montreal and offers a platform and laboratory to emerging or established artists who work with the unclassifiable, unconventional, or experimental. We feature works of dance, music, theatre, and the digital and visual arts by artists who question their discipline and are looking to experiment with new forms, in both English and French. After seventeen years, Les Filles électriques and its festival has managed to leave their mark on Canada’s artistic and cultural landscape.

We often receive project proposals from artists based in Montreal and we are keen on receiving proposals by artists from other Canadian provinces.

Here is the link for the submission details and requirements : http://suivi.lnk01.com/v/443/00ec3c5367a99e264bbe1d4715309e2fa60b771737af984d

Here is the link for the call for projects event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/569210780190722/ .

Yogen Früz Pinkberry Brain Project – Call for Entries 2019

http://www.brainproject.ca/create-a-brain/

The Yogen Früz Pinkberry Brain Project is the Toronto art installation that took the city by storm in the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018. Brain sculptures designed by a diverse group of artists were placed on display in high-traffic areas such as Nathan Phillips Square and the Distillery District.

Now, we’re getting ready to begin creating for 2019. We want to know what’s in your brain! In the summer of 2019 we will be beautifying our streetscapes by placing another set of unique sculptures on display, and we’re calling all artists to submit their concepts for consideration.

Mindful Project is organizing its 3rd Annual exhibition: Roots|Routes

In an effort to end stigma and promote progressive, positive conversations around mental health and wellness, the Mindful Project is organizing its 3rd Annual exhibition: Roots|Routes. The exhibition also recognizes Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week (May 6-12) and the National Youth Week.
Artists and makers are invited to articulate their roots or routes in relation to mental health and wellness through visual arts. Your roots are personal to your past and self-identity. Your roots can lead you to follow certain routes or charter new ones along your personal journey. Your experiences along these routes are important because they transform you and affect your mental well-being. Submissions will be juried and selected artworks will be exhibited to spark positive conversations and ignite change in social attitudes.

The exhibition will be held at the Newmarket Old Town Hall in Newmarket Ontario

If interested, contact Logan Bales
email: lbales@newmarket.ca

John B. Aird Gallery “Drawing” Exhibtion

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

This year, the John B. Aird Gallery is celebrating the 20thedition of this annual juried exhibition showcasing drawings by contemporary Canadian artists. For this exhibition, a drawing is defined as an art form used to either draft ideas that are further developed in other media or to create a finished work of art. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary drawing techniques and practices.

JURORS

Jennifer Vong is the Administrative Director at the Red Head Gallery and was the Producer of the 2018 BIG on Bloor Festival, Bloordale’s annual celebration of local arts and culture. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Ryerson University in New Media Arts and Culture where she took on the role as the Education Outreach Coordinator for the fourth year thesis exhibition, META 2012.

Kais Padamshi is a practicing artist currently attending OCAD University. In 2017 he took on the roll of Executive Director of Academic Affairs working towards strengthening the OCAU Community though events and advocating for stronger equity and diversity policies for OCADU students both academically and socially.

KEY DATES

ENTRY FORM DEADLINE
Entry forms with digital images (jpegs) are due Monday, January 14, 2019 by midnight.

ENTRY FEE: $40

JURYING
Jurying will take place the between January 18 and 20, 2019.

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
Selected artists will be notified of the jurors’ decisions by email by Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORKS
Accepted artworks to be delivered to the Gallery on Saturday January 26, 2019 between 10 am and noon.

EXHIBITION DATES
Tuesday, January 29 to Friday, February 22, 2019.

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

PICK-UP OF ARTWORKS
Saturday, February 23, 2019 between 10 am and noon.

HOW TO ENTER

Go to:
http://airdgallery.org/submissions/

Geoffrey Armstrong, OSA Obituary

Geoffrey Armstrong, an OSA Member since 1972, passed away this past summer at the age of 90.
His work is widely collected and is held in many collections including the Art Gallery of Windsor, the City of North Bay, RBC Dominion Securities Ltd., Esso Resources Canada Ltd., Hudson’s Bay Company, Toronto, The National Club, Toronto, Royal Bank of Canada, University of New Brunswick, Art Gallery of St. Thomas-Elgin, Peel Regional Art Gallery, among others.

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