ArtsAlive is Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture’s annual public sculpture program where pieces are selected to be shown outdoors in our municipality of Oak Bay, BC (Canada) for approximately one year.
Deadline: 20 Jan 2017
In 2017, Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday, and many communities across the country will make plans to mark the occasion. The Oak Bay Public Art Committee is looking for sculptural works of art to be placed in our community, based on the theme Transitions. We invite artists to submit proposals for sculptural works that engage notions of community transitions, especially as they apply to the unique experience of life in Oak Bay – a community with a strong sense of cultural identity rooted in the past, lived dynamically in the present, and greatly engaged in its future.
Some ideas could include still and kinetic representations of or allusions to historical figures or events, references to eras of the natural environment, depictions of everyday people and familiar items (past, present, and future), and displays of local iconic names and symbols. Any of which can be imagined through the unique, ironic, comic, or thoughtful lens of the creative artist.
All fine artists are invited to submit proposals for the ArtsAlive Oak Bay 2017 Public Art Program.
- Proposals will be reviewed by a jury of art professionals and citizen enthusiasts.
- Work will be displayed for approximately 1 year.
- Up to 13 pieces to be selected and installed in secure, highly visible outdoor locations.
- The public will be invited to vote on a People’s Choice Award.
- Through this annual program, Oak Bay intends to develop a public art collection for permanent display.
The ArtsAlive Oak Bay 2017 Public Art Program is an excellent opportunity for artists to showcase their work, imagination, and talent. The municipality, local media, Tourism Victoria, and Tourism Oak Bay will promote this show throughout the year. Related art events like art walks, paint-ins, and celebrations will be organized to encourage excitement and community participation.
It is our hope to provide successful bids with an honorarium of $1,000 and a travel/delivery budget of up to $500. This is dependent on the number of community sponsors who sign on to support the ArtsAlive Oak Bay program and as such is not guaranteed. We hope to be able to confirm this in January 2017.
Works selected by the committee will also be eligible to be chosen for the Peoples’ Choice Award. This winning piece will be considered for eventual purchase and inclusion in Oak Bay’s permanent public art collection pending municipal budget approvals. Therefore, artists must also agree to make their piece available for the municipality to purchase for fair market value (to a maximum of $18,000). Should such funding approvals be successful the purchase would take place in 2017.
Artists may sell or lease their works at the end of the show (with the exception of the People’s Choice winner).
About the Oak Bay Recreation, Parks, and Culture
The municipality of Oak Bay, part of Greater Victoria, is located on the south eastern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Surrounded by beaches and parkland, its scenery includes splendid views across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Salish Sea. Oak Bay is legendary for its fine domestic architecture, picturesque gardens, and for old world atmosphere. This geologically fascinating area is also home to the unique and rare Garry Oak Meadow ecosystem. Our 18,000 residents have a deep attachment to our natural and built environment. We have a majority of the region’s art galleries and many resident artists and arts enthusiasts. Now in its third year of development, the ArtsAlive Oak Bay 2017 Public Art Program, with its Arts Laureate position, is an expression of our municipality’s support for a flourishing arts environment for the economic, social, and personal benefit of our entire community.
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Yamana Gold announces a call for artists to submit paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography as entries to Passion to Perform.
Deadline: 15 Jan 2017
Passion to Perform celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion, and aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.
Entry is free. We will only be admitting two entries per person. The panel of judges will initially review entries made through the online system. Following this, approximately thirty-five artists will be short listed. Only works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging. Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the short listed artists only via email.
The following prizes will be awarded in $USD based on a jury selection: $6,000 for first prize, $2,500 for second prize and $1,500 for third prize. In addition, a fund has been established to acquire additional artworks from the shortlist of finalists, which will then become part of the permanent collection.
Passion to Perform is an initiative of Yamana Gold, a leading gold producer with operations and properties throughout the Americas that integrates a commitment to sustainability and stakeholder engagement best practices in all its business activities. This commitment complements a performance based culture driven by an entrepreneurial passion that is mirrored in the passion and commitment demonstrated by many emerging artists. Passion to Perform celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion and aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.
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Photo Life and Photo Solution invite Canadian and U.S. photographers to submit their best work to The World We Live In Photo Contest VI with more than $45,000 offered in prizes including a grand-prize expedition cruise.
Deadline: 30 Nov 2016
Artists photographers could win one of the twenty-one great prizes worth a total of $45,000 including an expedition cruise to the heart of the Arctic and get published in Canada’s #1 photography magazine.
Established in 1976, Photo Life is Canada’s leading source for photography including technical knowledge and tips, industry news and events, and international travel photography and documentaries as well as innovative approaches, techniques, and secrets of the trade. Photo Life is published six times each year with distribution to subscribers, newsstands, and participating photo retailers.
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Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2017 is seeking artist applications for our program, which begins on May 13, 2017.
Deadline: 28 Oct 2016
Each year, over thirty outdoor sculptures are displayed in the downtown core. The public votes for their favorite sculpture – the winning piece gets purchased for up to $15,000 plus an additional $3000 cash award. Additional cash awards of $7000. We cover shipping/delivery for up to $500. All sculptures are for sale/lease with 70% commission to the artists.
Castlegar is The Sculpture Capital of Canada™.
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Art! Vancouver 2017, an international art fair held at the prestigious Vancouver Convention Centre May 25 to 28th 2017, is open for registration.
Deadline: 31 Dec 2016
Many art collectors come to purchase art and galleries come to scout new artists to represent in their galleries.
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The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre invites artists and artisans to submit an application for the premier juried art show, For the Love of Art.
Deadline: 30 Sept 2016
Standard 10’ x 10’ exhibit space is $250 and a double space is $400.
The event will feature high-quality, original, hand-crafted works, live entertainment, fine food and wine, and demonstrations and workshops which will attract tourists, residents, and patrons of the arts from across the province and the United States. This event will be supported by over 4,000 members of The Club and The Niagara Pumphouse Art Centre and promoted to the hotel guests of the 4 diamond White Oaks resort.
Best in show awards will be presented at the end of the evening and winners’ work will be showcased at The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre during the 2017 season. All exhibitors will have the opportunity to feature their work at one of the monthly wine events held at The Club exclusively for their members.
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Figureworks.org is calling artists participate in Figureworks 2016, our 7th annual figurative juried award show.
Deadline: 7 Oct 2016
The show is open to artists who wish to submit works that represent the human form or parts thereof.
The Figureworks art show kicks off with a vernissage on November 22nd at at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts in Ottawa, Canada and runs until December 4th, 2016.
This year’s jury consists of Stefan St-Laurent, Tom Campbell, and Stephen Frew.
The top three works as determined by the jury will receive cash prizes along with additional prizes contributed by Atelier de Sculpture and Kama Paints.
Figureworks.org would like to thank Joël Prévost from Atelier de Sculpture du Village and Vincent Deshaies from Kama Paints for their continued support and additional prizes.
Figureworks.org is a not-for-profit organization promoting art of the human form. Figureworks.org aims to provide an opportunity to celebrate visual art of the human form. The organization puts the spotlight on artists, their works, and the life models which are essential to nurture their creativity and whose profession is an art of itself.
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Cavan Arts announces a call for artists for their first annual Cavan and Millbrook Outdoor Painting Festival to be held October 1 and 2nd in the historic village of Millbrook and on the rolling hills of Cavan, ON.
Deadline: 2 Oct 2016
The artist registration fee is $25.
Awards ceremony on Oct. 2 and a Fresh Off The Easel Sale from 4 to 6 p.m. with free access for the public.
Chosen artists will benefit from $3000 worth of prizes donated by Galerie Q:
- $1500: First place
- $1000: Second place
- $500: Third place
Profits from the Outdoor Painting Festival will be donated to Community Care in Millbrook, ON.
Cavan Art Gallery and Academy is the only art school in Cavan and only one of the two art galleries in Cavan. Galerie Q is the other gallery.
Sponsors: Cavan Art Gallery, Galerie Q, BIA Millbrook, Millbrook Times, IPAP, and Ontario Plein Air Association.
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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is looking for a Canadian artist/artist team to design and install a mural at the Bob Lamb Bandstand in Borealis Park, Fort McMurray.
Deadline: 10 Aug 2016
The purpose of the Graffiti Abatement Mural Project is to provide a solution to graffiti while bringing public art into the community. This mural will be the sixth installation within Fort McMurray. In addition to installing the mural the artist/artist team will be expected to mentor a local emerging artist to help build artistic capacity within the region. The mural will cover the entire interior of the bandstand (including the underside of the roof) and the exterior walls and must appeal to a wide, culturally diverse audience while being a suitable backdrop for a range of cultural performances. The mural installation should begin early September.
This project pays $15,800.00.
RMWB is one of Canada’s youngest and most dynamic communities and is one of the largest municipalities in North America. Fort McMurray is the urban service center for the area. Smaller communities within the region include Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort Mackay, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier, and Saprae Creek.
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Artists are invited to apply to become a vendor at the Welland Arts Project 2016.
Deadline: 1 Aug 2016
The Welland Arts Project is a one day festival taking place in downtown Welland, Ontario.
Artist vendors are able to sell onsite and promote their business. Selected installation artists will be commissioned for various installations.
In its inaugural year, the City of Welland is seeking unique artists to participate in this festival.
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