Call to artists: Artwork acquisitions for the Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen Collection

Deadline for proposals: April 1 2017

The Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen is soliciting proposals from artists for artwork acquisitions through the Louise and Reuben Cohen Fund. Following work done to enhance the institutions processes and practices related to the collection, the acquisition committee members are happy to resume their activities with an enhanced purchasing ability this year. Artists are invited to propose up to twelve recent works (produced since 2000) and/or significant artwork in their career.

Guidelines and the online form are available at this address: www.umoncton.ca/umcm-ga/acquisitions2017en
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Public Call: Research Project

Independent curator, Elise Anne LaPlante, is currently working on an exhibition project based on research of woman artists in Acadie that will be presented at Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen in August 2017. She is looking for works produced by the following artists between 1960 and 1989:  (more…)

New Version of Artothèque Now Online

 

An updated version of Artothèque – Survol de l’art contemporain en Acadie is now available at the following address: www.ArtothequeAcadie.ca. In order to respond to technological advances since the first launch of Artothèque in 2008, the site has been transferred to a new platform. During this process, more recent HTML5 accessibility standards have been integrated.

Revisit 20 visual artists and rediscover the wealth of artistic expression in Acadia. Image galleries and video interviews present the life, works and approach of the following contemporary artists: Marie Hélène Allain, Jacques Arseneault, Gerald Beaulieu, Jennifer Bélanger, Paul Édouard Bourque, Herménégilde Chiasson, Lionel Cormier, Francis Coutellier, Daniel Dugas, Guy Duguay, Yvon Gallant, François Gaudet, André Lapointe, Pierre Noël LeBlanc, Jacques Martin, Raymond Martin, Ghislaine McLaughlin, Claude Roussel, Roméo Savoie and Anne-Marie Sirois.

L’Artothèque was created with the support of Heritage Canada (PCH) through the Virtual Museums Canada initiative. The technical update is equally supported by PCH and has been realized by Université de Moncton’s Groupe des technologies de l’apprentissage.

CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS – The Originals: Celebration of the Arts

As described in the City of Saint John Arts and Culture Policy, the arts make a substantial contribution to the quality of life and vitality of our community. The City of Saint John believes that one of the most effective means of facilitating the development of arts and culture is recognition of this importance. Common Council supports, through its Saint John Community Arts Board, events at which municipal arts and culture awards will be publicly promoted and celebrated. (more…)

Workshops : Art at Hooper Studios

Registration is underway for Art at Hooper Studios 2017 winter workshops and classes. We are offering sessions for teens and adults in Art and Energy Wellness with Sue Hooper, Certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner. Join us in Hampton, discover your unique creativity and learn ways to calm stress, strengthen your immune system and boost your joy and vitality!

To preregister or to find out more please call Sue at 506 650-3333. See us on Facebook for up to date news: Art at Hooper Studios.

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A Soprano in Hollywood

Fundraiser for the Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s Expansion Project

A Soprano in Hollywood is brought to the Charlotte Street Arts Centre by Rebecca Caine and Robert Kortgaard. Enjoy a performance that celebrates great music through the last century of Hollywood films, with songs from early movies, pieces from West Side Story, a Disney set, A Sound of Music/Mary Poppins medley, to more contemporary films with music of Stephen Sondheim, from Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera.

You may recognize Rebecca Caine, as she created the role of Cosette in Les Miserables and was part of the original cast for Phantom of the Opera in both London and Toronto. She has been the principal soprano in numerous operas throughout the world and has recently been chosen for the People’s Choice Award as the Best Cabaret Singer of the Year by Broadway World (Toronto).

Robert Kortgaard is a Prairie-born pianist who has studied at the Juilliard School (BA, MA) and post-graduate studies in Italy and England. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras and given recitals throughout North America, Asia, Oceania, and Europe. Further, he is a much sought after accompanist for vocalists and other instrumentalists.

Admission is $35. Tickets are available to be purchased in our office, room 200 of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre or online here.

Public Art Call for Artists

www.gnb.ca/culture

This is an invitation for professional artists from NB and elsewhere to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at a new elementary school in Saint John, NB.

 The total project budget is $20,000.

The submission deadline is Friday, February 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm. 

Please distribute this information through your networks and to anyone who may be interested.

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Love Blooms at Gallery 78

“Love Blooms” in winter.  Enjoy paintings and photography by Joanne Hunt, James Wilson, Alexandrya Eaton, Eric Budovitch, Paul Miller, Stephen May, Susan Paterson, and Bruno Bobak.  These tender nudes, vibrant florals and delicate blossoms inspire affection, appreciation, devotion.

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Our Holiday Gift to You! NBM Free Admission Days

28, 29, and 30 December 12-5pm: Our Holiday Gift to You! NBM Free Admission Days. Bring your friends and family for heritage story-telling, and creative activities for all ages. Explore three floors of magnificent galleries! (Bilingual)
Watch the Every Living Thing – Experiencing a Bioblitz film featuring the NBM in the Grand Lake Protected Natural Area 2013-14; directed by Kent Martin, produced by Lloyd Salomone of Flower Power Production Inc. (In English)  

ArtsLink Call for Members Works:

You are invited to contribute to Take Off, our inaugural group exhibition in our new programming space featuring artwork by ArtsLink NB members and Third Space Gallery. This exhibition will open on December 9th as part of our seasonal Art Warming celebration. Join us as we celebrate of the end of a productive year and toast to future ventures in our communal programming space. Deadline to submit works is December 7th at 5 pm. Please send your submission to info@artslinknb.com

  • We encourage works that are no larger than 24” x 36”. Three-dimensional artworks should provide your own plinth (PYOP).

  • Accepted works can be dropped off at 89 Canterbury Street, Suite 407, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

  • Members are welcome to sell their work during the exhibition and will receive 100% of the profit or have the option of donating 50% to future programming.

  • This exhibition is open to current ArtsLink members. Memberships start at $25 and can be renewed or purchased online, via mail or in person at the ArtsLink office.

Symphony New Brunswick Presents Spectral Adventures Concert

Andrew Reed Miller, Principal Bass player for Symphony New Brunswick (SNB), will soon be performing three exciting concerts across the province with Danielle Sametz, SNB Principal Second Violin. Andrew says he has coined the name “Spectral Adventures” to show the large spectrum of styles in the show and the idea that timbre in music, or sound colour, can be very rich. “There are lots of colours you can get from just two instruments and a variety of electronic sounds. There is actual film or video also being shown while we play, so the concert really will be a broad adventure in sound and visual richness.”

Musical selections will include pieces by Béla Bartok, which General Manager for the Symphony Jennifer Grant describes as “gutsy music heavily influenced by Eastern European folk music”; “Cars” by Andrew Miller himself; and three pieces by Andrew’s father Michael R. Miller (Professor Emeritus from Mount Allison University). The pieces composed by father and son are an homage to New Brunswick composers. Honouring composers farther afield, Miller has chosen an interesting piece by James Tenney, a composer and theorist who was influenced by experimental composers such as John Cage. The Tenney number being performed by Miller and Sametz has a number of interactive electronics and video, including the use of taped elements created by an analogue synthesizer. The concert will indeed be a spectral adventure.

Concert details are as follows:

December 8 at 7:30 pm at McCain Hall, St. Thomas University in Fredericton

December 10 at 7:30 pm at Resurgo Place in Moncton

December 11 at 2:00 pm at the Saint John Arts Centre

CALL FOR ARTISTS-IN- RESIDENCE: KIRA 2017 SUMMER

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) will award up to eleven artists with one month residencies in St. Andrews, New Brunswick Canada. Artists will be provided with an individual studio space, comfortable housing, up to two prepared meals each day and a stipend. Artists will live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town and work in studios located on the property. The residence is within walking distance of the down town, however artists should bring all materials needed for their creative process when they arrive, as supplies and provisions are limited in town. As part of the residency, artists will be asked to engage with the community for up to six hours a week. These engagements for each artist will vary based on skills and interest and can include a partnership with the Kingsbrae Garden which is located steps away from the residence and studios.

Program Goals

  • Support artists by providing space for creative inquiry and time to take their creative practice to the next level
  • Invite artists to explore their ideas and practice within the context of the region including Kingsbrae Garden, a 27-acre horticultural masterpiece located in the historic seaside town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick.
  • Create a community of artists, thinkers, and practitioners
  • Introduce and thoughtfully engage artists with the community

Program Period

  • The application period for the summer 2017 program is November 15, 2016 to January 30, 2017.
  • The one month residency periods are in June, July, and August 2017.
  • Awarded artists will be notified no later than February 28, 2017.

Artist Eligibility

  • Applications are open to a range of disciplines and types of artists including but not limited to the visual arts, music/composition, new media, and interdisciplinary arts.
  • Artists from all levels in their career who exhibit a strong professional work ethic and a collaborative attitude are invited to apply.
  • Artists from New Brunswick are encouraged to apply.

Program Details and Support

  • One month of free studio space in a freestanding 300-square foot studio equip with Wi-Fi.
  • Awarded stipend of $1,500 per month.
  • Private bedroom/bathroom in a well-maintained historic property located steps away from the studio.
  • Up to 5-artists living on-site plus the program director.
  • Two meals a day plus a group dinner per week.
  • Audience engagement opportunities.
  • Access to Kingsbrae Garden public events.  
  • Scheduled access to: nontoxic printmaking equipment (portable proofing press suitable for linoblock, woodcut, and letter set printing, range of typeset), ceramics equipment (pottery kick-wheels, medium sized kiln, outdoor gas fired kiln), woodshop (chop saws, table saws, planer, clamps, etc.), mechanical shop with a range of basic hand tools and resources.
  • Artists will be responsible for covering costs associated with the purchase of materials, shipment of artwork/supplies, travel costs and other living expenses including supplemental food.

Selection Process

  • Artists will be selected using a panel review process who considers the following criteria: overall merit of work, readiness to engage with the community, potential to develop creative practice, influence by the location, and statistical data including career level, and geographic location.
  • References of finalists will be contacted.
  • A 30-minute conference call between the finalists and program administrators will be conducted before acceptance into the residency program.

Application Requirements

  • Resume or CV (3-page maximum)
  • Artist Statement (6,000 character limit)
  • Responses to following open-ended questions:
  • Tell us about you and your work and why this residency would be important to you at this time in your career. (2,000 character limit)
  • Tell us about how your artistic inquiry may or may not be supported by the location of the residency and public interactions with the community. (1,000 character limit)
  • Artists are expected to engage with the community 6-hours per week. Given this requirement, what ways would you be most interested in engaging with the community? (1,000 character limit)
  • Contact info for three professional references (Name, email, phone number, and relationship)
  • Portfolio of work (5 to 10 forms of documentation)
  • $10 Application Fee (Can)

For Questions, Please Contact:

Mary Jones

Kingsbrae Garden

506-529-9020

kgoffice@kingsbraegarden.com

www.kingsbraegarden.com

To Apply:

Please forward your submission including all “Application Requirements” to

Mail:  Kingsbrae Garden       Email:  kgoffice@kingsbraegarden.com    FAX: 1 (506) 529-4875

          220 King Street

          St. Andrews, NB

          E5B 1Y8

         

          Attention: Artist in Residence Review Panel

THE CITY IN REVERSE: DIAGRAMMING INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS

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What is community if not an intelligent system?
 
Toward a geophilosophy of grounding abstraction in new topologies and tempos: What forms of offline communication and clustered modes of computation prefigure sustainability in an imagined flight from the City? What ecology of practices for generatively unmapping terrains with the human-that-is-posthuman—an ethico-aesthetic being-for-the-world rather than a being-in-the-world?
Application deadline is December 15.

More information can be found here:

Please see our web site for more information about MLS, The City in Reverse, or our other events taking place across Canada in 2017-18. Please also share with friends, colleagues or students interested in Art, Philosophy, Kinetics, Community, Ecology & Micropolitics. Our events are open to participants from all educational backgrounds.
Murmur Land Studios is an experimental field school initiative offering event-based pedagogy in art, philosophy, movement, ecology and community for the post-anthropocene era. Our attempt is to curate spaces of creative inquiry which attract diverse makers, thinkers and doers together around thematic concerns relevant to the challenging times which lay before us.
Our residencies are held as camping-based opportunities to (mostly) gain a reprieve from the grid and reconnect with the land, oriented around morning sessions of critical dialogue in the style of seminars or roundtable discussions, followed by open studio sessions in the afternoon for event participants to pursue individual creative projects connected to the event theme. In July 2017 our theme will be The City in Reverse.

Call for Artrepreneur-in-Residence at Planet Hatch

Planet Hatch and Ignite Fredericton have partnered to deliver an Artrepreneur-in-Residence Program, a project designed to help aspiring artrepreneurs turn their passion into a viable biz.Local

Local artrepreneurs will be given the necessary tools to build their business and professional network through free resources such as business counseling, office space, access to networking events, ability to display and promote their product or service, and so much more!

The collaboration extends further to the Fredericton Makerspace and The Ville, granting free access to the Fredericton Makerspace workshop, equipment, and newly created Hot Desk room. We believe the arts and culture sector is an integral part of what makes an economy and ecosystem thrive. We’re here to help our artrepreneurs soar!

Commitment? One to three months, spending at least 5-10hrs min a week at the hatch. Sharing your expert advice as a mentor in our monthly Office Hours. Participating in at least one of our free networking events per month. Writing a blog piece introducing your biz and what you hope to learn as EIR. Participating in an exit interview and recommending another local artist. Who are we looking for? If you’re a creative, self-directed artist who wants to build connections and relationships within the entrepreneurial community, and eager to start or grow your business, you’re a perfect fit!

Application guidelines? Fill out the application form, which can be found on Planet Hatch’s BLOG page. It’s as easy as that!

Still unsure? Give us a test run. Come to the hatch, check out the space and meet with our team of experts. Every Wednesday we open our office and event space to the community, so host a meeting, work on your business OR just hang out on our big bluesofas.

Chat with our staff Tahlia Ferlatte, Marketing & Communications Coordinator tahlia.ferlatte@ignitefredericton.com (M) 506.898.2768 Ignite Fredericton 40 Crowther Lane, Suite 100 – ec3-0j1

Calling out to all New Brunswick Indigenous Dancers

Do you love to dance and hope to make it your career? Have you ever attended a dance performance and wished that it was you moving to the beat and rhythm? If you want to become a part of the fascinating world of dance, come join us this November 12th & 13th at Charlotte Street Arts Centre for our fun and interactive “Wonaku” Indigenous Dance Workshop organized and offered by artsnb!

 

Registration is open until November 10th, 2016 via Eventbrite:

http://www.eventbrite.ca/o/artsnb-11928652124

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