Numerous headlines in newspapers around the world would have you believe this is true. A growing community of local artists, however, disagrees and is determined to prove the world wrong. “I have worked with artists in many countries – from small Russian villages to large Asian cities. I am so impressed with the dedicated and talented artists in Wood Buffalo and thrilled to see them starting to organize and bring their vision and talent to the public through the Wood Buffalo Artists Forum”, states Louise Van Alenburg, international artist and instructor.
The Wood Buffalo Artists Forum is a new, non-profit community organization committed to supporting regional visual artists and developing public appreciation of culture through visual arts. “The diversity of talent in the Region is incredible”, says Christine Burton, emerging artist and one of the Artists Forum founders. “In addition to local and aboriginal artists, the Artists Forum has brought together visual artists from the Netherlands, the Phillipines, Venezuela, and Pakistan. We have artists of all levels of experience and talent; It is incredibly exciting” enthuses Burton.
The Wood Buffalo Artists Forum has an ambitious agenda. The group is currently working on setting up a community gallery in Fort McMurray, training volunteer curators to organize year-round exhibits of local and out-of-town artwork, locating studio space, and encouraging the public to enjoy art.
If you want to become involved or would like to have more information about the Wood Buffalo Artists Forum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact: Louise van Alenburg 780 748-1249 or Christine Burton 780 743-5822
Open Call: Celebrate visual arts in Wood Buffalo
MacDonald Island Park Open Art Exhibition, The Wood Buffalo Artists Forum is calling all regional visual artists to help celebrate the opening of the MacDonald Island Park Art Gallery.
We invite visual artists to prepare original artwork (paintings, collage, photographs, drawings etc.) with the theme: “CELEBRATION!” for an October 2010 exhibit.
Artists may send digital photographs (jpg or pdf) of their works to: Woodbuffalo.Artistsforum@Gmail.com by September 30th. Due to limited space, only one piece per artist will be chosen for this first exhibition.
For information on how to prepare your art for this exhibition please email: Woodbuffalo.Artistsforum@Gmail.com We encourage all levels of artists to participate!
The above announcements were written by: The Wood Buffalo Artist Forum
The Wood Buffalo Artists Forum is a new non-profit community organisation committed to supporting regional visual artists and developing public appreciation of culture through visual arts.