Dear artists and artlovers, the following is a message from the Wood Buffalo Artist Forum:
MacDonald Island Park will feature a week of celebrations from the 24th - 30th of January. The Wood Buffalo Artists Forum is happy to announce that the MacDonald Island Park Community Gallery is a fact! We will celebrate local art and a space for all local artists to show their 2-dimensional artwork! The inaugural exhibition “Celebration” will be held from 26th of January 2011 and will last for 3 weeks.
The opening of the Community Gallery will be on the wednesday evening of that week and "Celebration" will be the inaugural exhibition of two-dimensional art of local artists of all levels! All featuring artists will receive an official invitation, but finally we have some dates for your diary!!
Artists can still submit two-dimensional artwork. The final deadline for submitting your work is the 5th of January 2011.
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to recieve the information form, or if you have one submit:
- a jpg file of your two-dimensional artwork
- final measurements H x W in inches (if framed, include frame in the measurements)
- a filled out information form with details and bio – max 50 words with your art history (Contact us to receive this form before the 5th of January!)
Date for your diary:
Artwork Drop Off: January 17 and January 18 from 17:30 - 10 pm at the Gallery (2nd floor Long corridor opposite the gym)
WE ENCOURAGE LOCAL ARTISTS OF ALL LEVELS TO PARTICIPATE.
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO BE PART OF AN HISTORIC EVENT IN THE WOOD BUFFALO REGION.
To date 29 artists submitted their work and another 15 are planning to do so or are going to send in a newer/better or bigger piece. This is truly amazing!
Although we asked artists to hand in one piece per person, some of you have small pieces that belong together. So we have decided that if your work are smaller than 18 x 22" (including frame), artists may submit 2 pieces. Such is particularly suitable for matching photography or diptych (two-piece) works. Final decisions will be made by the WBAF Gallery curating group.
Let's all CELEBRATE ART IN THIS COMMUNITY!
Please forward this information to all artists that you know.
The Wood Buffalo Artists Forum.
"The MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery is committed to being all inclusive, to respecting the experience, creativity and talent of all visual artists, to challenging artists to grow and develop, to developing the public’s appreciation for visual art and to recognizing and encouraging both emerging, experienced and professional artists.”
Wood Buffalo Artist Forum
We will use this information for uniform tags to go with your art piece and for a leaflet that will be available during the opening. Submissions after the 5th of January cannot be accepted.