Friday, 30 August 2013

Sustainival Midway- Labour Day Weekend

Come down to MacDonald Island Park this Labour Day weekend to be thrilled and amazed by Sustainival’s full retinue of carnival rides, games, bouncy fortresses, and other attractions. All of Sustainival’s Midway rides are powered by renewable energy!

Visit the interactive educational pavilions to learn all about clean technologies, energy, and the environment. For more information please visit http://sustainival.com

Artist in Residency Final Show

Last night's exhibit opening of "Socius" was the perfect ending to Artists in Residency 2013. The event was a success with great people, great conversation and of course, great art!

Thank you to everyone who came to the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery and showed your support for the arts. 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Games Legacy Grant - Fall 2013 Allocation

Grants are available for amateur cultural and athletic activities competing or training at a provincial level or higher.
The maximum grant amount is $1,000 for individuals and $2,000 for groups. Limited funds are available.
The deadline to apply for the FALL allocation of the Games Legacy Grant is September 30, 2013.
For grant application and guidelines, please visit the Municipal website.
Contact Julie Dolmont at (780) 792-5969 for more information.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Urban Market Tomorrow!


The Urban Market is open on Wednesdays, August 28, September 11, and September 
Come down to City Hall- Jubilee Centre from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Stay for lunch and shop for dinner!

Featuring great products from:
 

  • Dunvegan Gardens – fresh local produce

  • Mimi's Injera – Ethiopian foods

  • Serben Free Range – free range pork and poultry

  • Smoky Valley Cheese – Alberta-made cheeses

  • Mitchell's Sunshine Café- baked goods, snacks and lunch options

  • Krazy Lady Candles – themed hand-made soy candles

  • Gold Forest Grains

  • Healthy Habit Granola

  • and more!

Friday, 23 August 2013

Reminder- AIR Open House

The Wood Buffalo Artists in Residency 2013 have been working away in their Anzac studio and are excited to share their work with the community.

Come by the Anzac Community hall this Sunday, August 25th from 4 to 7 pm for their final Open House!

You will get a chance to speak with Donna Bilyk and Breanna Fabbro. Learn all about the great work they are creating and their upcoming group show, which opens on Thursday August 29, 2013 at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery. We hope to see you there!Visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/artist for more information about the artists or the program. 

Fort McMurray Reads

For more information please visit www.fmpl.ca

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Call to Local Artists- Photographers, Poets and Visual Artists


Photographers, Poets and Visual Artist

Open to residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo  
      
   Deadline for Entry: September 15, 2013

(late submissions will be accepted until October but priority given to those who entered in a timely fashion)                                                                                                                                                                            

Concept in Brief:
Photographer is asked to take a picture of a “Character”, the photo is then given to a poet who creates a poem using the photo as inspiration, the poem is then given to a visual artist who creates artwork using the poem as inspiration but without seeing the original photograph—the photograph, the poem, and the visual art are then displayed together.

Invitation to photographers, poets and visual artists to submit samples of past work in consideration for an exhibition of between 18 and 30 different artists.  Must be able to meet deadlines and complete original project within 4-6 weeks.  Preference given to those who can be inspired from concrete subject matter.  Reference letters accepted but not required. 
Acceptance will be determined by a 3 judge panel.


For full details on the project and submission requirements please contact Mike at:
FMMartshow@gmail.com


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Wood Buffalo AIR Talk- Breanna Fabbro





Annual International Representational Show- deadline August 23, 2013


Application Deadline: August 23rd, 2013

AIRS (Annual International Representational Show) is an open international, juried exhibition of representational or semi representational original paintings, prints and drawings in any media and in subject matter including portraits, figures, still life, floral, landscape, interiors, wildlife. Work must retain semblance to reality while maintaining the subjective interpretation of the artist. It is open to all living artists worldwide. Grand prize $2000.00.

How to Apply: 

Contact Information

Name: Mila Kostic
Email Address: fcagallery@artsists.ca
Phone Number: (604) 681-8534

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

City Centre McMurray Urban Market 2013 Vendor Package- Aug. 28, Sep. 11 & Sep. 25

City Centre McMurray excited to announce that it is holding three pilot markets this year on August 28th, September 11th and September 25th, 2013.  If you would like to have a stall at one or all of the markets, please complete a vendor package and return it ASAP.  Once your completed application is received, you will be informed if you have been approved to participate or not.

If you have any questions while completing the package, please call 780-215-2669. The vendor package is available online at http://www.citycentremcmurray.com





Call for Submissions: The Artisan Nook, Edmonton



Submission Deadline: September 30, 2013 No application fee.

The Artisan Nook is accepting submissions for a holiday-themed exhibition for the period of November 15, 2013 to January 15, 2014. Artists who craft small, artistic objects are invited to submit exhibition proposals. The Artisan Nook showcases the exploration of artistic ideas and innovative processes in artisanal, hands-on mediums. Objects woven, printed, painted, carved or otherwise shaped, coloured or created by the artisan are welcome for display. The Artisan Nook is located in The Paint Spot in the Old Strathcona district of Edmonton.

Please include in your application:

  • Resume/CV, artist statement and project description/proposal
  • 5 colour images of your work on CD or by email

By post to: The Artisan Nook c/o The Paint Spot 10032 81 Ave Edmonton, AB T6E 1W8 By email to: Michelle Stregger accounts@paintspot.ca For further information, contact Michelle at 780 432 0240.
Visit our website:www.paintspot.ca/galleries

Monday, 19 August 2013

Reminder: Keyano Studio AIR Open House today

The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency participants have been working away in their Fort McMurray studios, and they are looking forward to sharing their work with the community. Come by the Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre (AC132) any Monday until August 26th, 2013 between 4 and 7 pm to meet the artists in residency there.

During the Open Houses the artists' studios will be open to the public and the artists will be there working, performing demonstrations in specific mediums or techniques and more. Stop by to meet the artists, ask questions and maybe learn something new.


You will get a chance to speak with Bree Mackin, Sonia Burke Smith, Luke Maddaford and Christian Villacillo.  Learn all about the great work they are creating and their upcoming group show, which opens on Thursday August 29, 2013 at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery.
For more information please visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/artist

Date: Each Monday until August 26th, 2013
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre (AC132)


Meet Graffiti Artist- August 21st at LIVE Cafe



Join us this Wednesday (August 21, 6:30 pm) at LIVE Café to hear from Toronto graffiti artist Uber5000. 

 Learn about Uber5000’s latest project – a stunning mural at Father Turcotte School – and how this artist turned a passion for street art into a thriving career.  No RSVP necessary.  

Call for Submissions- Directors/ Producers (Leduc, AB) by Aug. 30th 2013


Call for Directors/Producers – Final call 

The Leduc Drama Society is recruiting for production roles for it’s Winter Show, On Golden Pond and the Spring Musical, The Pajama Game. The Winter Show goes on stage February 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 2014. The Spring Musical goes on stage May 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2014.

A director and producer are needed for On Golden Pond. While director/producer teams are appreciated, you may submit your name individually for either position. Submissions for this show are due August 23rd, 2013 by 5:00pm.

A director, producer, and musical director are needed for The Pajama Game. While director/producer/musical director teams are appreciated, you may submit your name individually for any position. 


Submissions for this show are due August 30th, 2013 by 5:00pm.
If you are interested in any of these positions, please email leducdramasociety@gmail.com with your name and a brief description of your experience and why you would like to direct/produce. 


If you have previously submitted your name, there is no need to resubmit as you are on file. If you would like to read a copy of either play before submitting your interest, please contact Caitlin Schulz, (cejschulz@gmail.com)

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Caitlin Schulz, Artistic Director (cejschulz@gmail.com) or email our general email address (leducdramasociety@gmail.com) or call our phone line – 780-986-9501 to leave a message.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Reminder- Artist in Residency Open House

The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency 2013 participants have been working away in their Anzac studio, and they are looking forward to sharing their work with the community. Come by the Anzac Community Hall on Sunday, August 18th and August 25th to meet the artists in residency.



During the Open Houses the artists' studios will be open to the public and the artists will be there working, performing demonstrations in specific mediums or techniques and more. Stop by to meet the artists, ask questions and maybe learn something new.


You can meet Donna Bilyk, Breanna Fabbro and Nicola Tibbetts and ask them about the AIR group exhibit, which is opening on August 29th at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery. 

Everyone is welcome to visit the studio and meet the artists. 

For more information please visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/artist

Visual Arts Studio Work Study- deadline Sept. 3



                                     Banff Centre Call for Visual Arts Studio Work Study
                                  Program dates: November 4, 2013 – November 7, 2014
                                         Application deadline: September 3, 2013

Visual Arts Studio Work Study programs provide practical real-world experiences in a structured learning environment, which are  designed to expand and enhance participants’ technical skills and to increase knowledge and creativity in the areas of printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. Programs offer a dynamic combination of learning opportunities which include attending workshops, demonstrations, and presentations; contact with professional staff, visiting artists, and faculty; and collaboration with facilitators in Visual Arts and other Banff Centre arts programs.

Work Study placements are appropriate for recent graduates of studio-based programs and individuals wishing to leave their current work worlds or formal advanced studies for a period of time in order to gain professional experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. These programs require full-time commitment and independent thinking.

Eligibility: Candidates for the Studio Work Study program must possess a solid foundation in at least one of the studio areas offered by the Visual Arts department (printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography), as well as an enthusiasm for learning.


For more information please visit http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1395

International Travel Photography Contest- closes Aug. 22

Entry Fees : Professional $35 per entry; Amateur $12 per entry

The ultimate travel photography contest for both professional and amateurs. Send your photos of the places, portraits and travel moments that inspire us all to get out and explore our world.
For more information please visit http://worldinfocuscontest.com/?eb4d

Outdoor Yoga- Oranj Fitness

Artist in Residency- Anzac Studio Open House



The Artist in Residency Anzac Studio is hosting an open house this Sunday, August 18th!

Visit their studio at the Anzac Community Hall, 240 Christina Drive, Anzac from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

You will get a chance to speak with Donna Bilyk, Breanna Fabbro and Nicola Tibbetts. Learn all about the great work they are creating and their upcoming group show, which opens on Thursday August 29, 2013 at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery.

Visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/artist for more information about the artists or the program. 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Daytrip to India- Senior's Social

Wood Buffalo AIR Artist Talk- Donna Bilyk & Nicola Tibbetts

Join us this evening, Wednesday August 14, 2013 to learn about Donna Bilyk and Nicola Tibbetts, two of the artists who are working in the Anzac Studio during the 2013 Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency Program.

Donna and Nicola will discuss their artistic processes and backgrounds. Join in the discussion and enjoy the free snacks!

When:  Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Location: Athabasca Room (in the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery)
Time: 6:30 p.m.

 Please visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/artist for more information about each artist.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Fort McMurray Studio Open House


The Artist in Residency Fort McMurray Studio open house takes place on Monday afternoons from 4:00 pm to 7: 00 pm. 

Come visit their studios at the Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre (Room AC 132).

You will get a chance to speak with Bree Mackin, Sonia Burke Smith, Luke Maddaford and Christian Villacillo.  Learn all about the great work they are creating and their upcoming group show, which opens on Thursday August 29, 2013 at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery.






Friday, 9 August 2013

Artist in Residency- Anzac Open House


The Artist in Residency Anzac Studio is having their first open house this Sunday, August 11th!

Visit their studio at the Anzac Community Hall, 240 Christina Drive, Anzac from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

You will get a chance to speak with Donna Bilyk, Breanna Fabbro and Nicola Tibbetts. Learn all about the great work they are creating and their upcoming group show, which opens on Thursday August 29, 2013 at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery.

For more information please visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/artist

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Culture Network Meeting- Aug. 8th at 6 pm

Hi Everyone!

You are invited to a networking meeting for everyone who would like to participate in the Wood Buffalo Arts and Culture community. 

 This network provides a local forum to discuss ideas, events, challenges and solutions for arts and culture in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Participants can bring information and share how their group is engaging the arts, history and culture of this region to help unify our communities and grow our cultural understandings.

This month's meeting takes place tonight (August 8th) from 6pm to 8pm at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts.

Hope to see you there!

For more information please visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/culture

2013 InterPLAY Festival is ON NOW!

Hey everybody!

The TransAlta InterPLAY Festival is underway and there are so many wonderful cultural activities to enjoy!

August 2-11, 2013....10 Days of Summer Fun! 

You can find a list of events by visiting: 


To purchase tickets to many of these events, you visit the website above or contact the Keyano Theatre Box Office.

Get out and enjoy the summer by taking in one of the great activities presented during the TransAlta interPLAY Festival.

Follow the festival on Twitter: #YMMinterPLAY


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Wood Buffalo AIR Artist Talk - Sonia Burke Smith

Join us on Wednesday August 7, 2013 to learn about Sonia Burke-Smith, one of the artists who is working in the Fort McMurray Studio during the 2013 Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency Program.

Sonia will discuss her process and background and how her art has influenced the world around her.  Join in the discussion and participate in the activities that Sonia has planned.

When:  Wednesday August 7, 2013
Location: Athabasca Room (in the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery)
Time: 6:30 p.m.





For more information about the program, visit:  www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/artist

Monday, 5 August 2013

Call to Local Artists: Piano Project

MacDonald Island Park Corporation (MIPC) invites local artists to paint murals on working pianos as part of the The Piano Project. The pianos will be displayed permanently at MIPC as part of an initiative to build capacity and support the development of public art within the region. As part of the application process, artists are required to develop and submit a preliminary visual concept for the mural to be painted on a functioning piano.

Deadline for Submissions: August 26, 2013
Artists selected will be contacted: August 30, 2013
Selected artists to begin artwork: September 2, 2013
Installation of both pianos: September 29, 2013

Applications must be submitted either by e-mail:
anamaria.mendez@macdonaldisland.ca

OR mailed to the following address:
MacDonald Island Park – Arts & Culture
1 C.A. Knight Way
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 5C5






Thursday, 1 August 2013

Artist in Residency - Fort McMurray Studio Open House








The Artist in Residency Fort McMurray Studio open house has been moved from its regular date due to the Holiday Weekend.

Visit their studios at the Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre (Room AC 132) On Tuesday August 6, 2013
4:00pm - 7:00pm

You will get a chance to speak with Bree Mackin, Sonia Burke Smith, Luke Maddaford and Christian Villacillo.  Learn all about the great work they are creating and their upcoming group show, which opens on Thursday August 29, 2013 at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery.



Exhibit Opening: Details and Distance: Part II