Date: June 14, 2013
Location: Unit F, 2010 11th St SE
Date: June 14, 2013
Location: Unit F, 2010 11th St SE
NEW Deadline 4 pm: June 30, 2013
The Alberta Printmakers’ Society and Artist Proof Gallery invites all artists incorporating printmedia techniques within their practice to apply for our 2013 Juried Gallery Program.
The Alberta Printmakers’ Society programs 6 exhibitions per year in the Artist Proof Gallery, located in the Inglewood/Ramsay community of Calgary, Alberta. The gallery programming is determined by a selection committee and is based on the quality of submissions. A/P provides a number of benefits for accepted proposals including: a personalized exhibition text and event invitation, CARFAC fees, and one-way shipping. All accepted artists are also invited to give a public lecture about their work as part of A/P’s Engraving Culture Speaker Series.
The Artist Proof Gallery is an artist-run gallery located adjacent to the Alberta Printmakers’ Society studio. The A/P Gallery Program exhibits innovative, contemporary, print-based art produced by emerging, mid-career and established artists. The Artist Proof Gallery shows regional, national and international artists working in a range of concepts and techniques. Our goal is to provide opportunities for the artistic and public communities to experience the diversity of printmedia art as a contemporary and vital artistic medium.
Interested applicants must submit the following:
***Note: Email submissions will not be accepted. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Submissions which do not follow the format described above will not be reviewed.***
Submissions must be received by the deadline of June 30, 2013. Proposals received after this date will be invited to apply the following program year.
Mail submission packages to:
A/P Gallery Committee
P.O Box 6821 Station D
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2E7
Local artists may drop off submission packages during gallery hours at our 2010F 11 Street SW, Calgary, AB location.
Keri MacLeod, Director
A/P was excited to team up with Holt Renfrew at their recent H project event in May.
The H Project is a mini store inside Holt, ‘where every item in this shop meets one of three criteria: either the artisanal method with which they are made, the unique materials used, or the way they might celebrate a culture.
For instance, the item might help a fallen economy like Haiti by utilizing local artisans, or help to rebuild a community through a women’s co-operative. It could be made from recycled or cruelty-free products, or the process gives back to a charity such as the World Wildlife Fund.’
Take home one of these feel good buys in limited edition silkscreened bags printed by the Alberta Printmakers!
A/P sought a summer intern and was pleased to find that there are some excellent students working in Calgary. After a difficult decision due to the quality of the applicants, we are excited to be working with Lizzie Carr from June through August.
Lizzie has been an independent curator for the past three years and recently started the Slate Art Group with the purpose of finding venues for emerging artists to display and sell their work in Calgary. She has just completed her third year at ACAD and will be graduating next year as a painting major. You will be seeing a lot of Lizzie this summer as she works with our organization and helps to set up our PIY festival. Be sure to say hello in June! Thank-you to the other strong applicants and to the Canada Summer Jobs program without whose fundingthis job would not exist.
Willis Magee Art Retrospective Show & Sale
Willis Magee was a long-time resident of Turner Valley and an accomplished artist, illustrator and caricaturist. He studied at the Ontario College of Art, moving to Calgary in the mid-50’s then Turner Valley in 1993. His depictions of rural Alberta, both its people and landscape, inspired by the Turner Valley, Okotoks and Longview area are of a distinctive style never to be seen again. Most of this collection has never before been seen by the general public. Those interested in collecting a piece of real Alberta heritage will not want to miss this!
Where: Iron Crow Antiques and objects of intrigue
4305 9th Street SE, Calgary AB
When: Saturday April 27th, 2013 9:30AM – 11PM
Viewing and pre-sales 9:30AM – 7PM
Music Featuring Calgary band “Doctor Zeuss and the Blue Whos”, 7pm-11pm
For more information please contact Russ Magee at (403)536-7681.
Willis (‘Will’) was born and raised on a farm in Desboro, Ontario in 1928. As a kid he loved to draw, but unlike most other kids, he never grew out of it, especially drawing cowboys and indians. As early as age fourteen, he honed his skills working in a sign shop in Owen Sound on the summer holidays, painting signs for truck doors and highway billboards. At twenty-one he gained entry to the Ontario College of Art in Toronto where he studied under Group of Seven member Franklin Carmichael (ca. 1945) in the graphic arts program.
In 1953 Willis rode one of the last CPR steam trains out to Calgary, to see the Calgary Stampede. Arriving broke, he decided to find a job there, finding employment with a local print shop. He went on to an illustrious career in commercial art, eventually landing at Gulf Oil where his Stampede chuckwagon and cowboy art became a standby in the eighties.
An accomplished figure artist, Willis also loved caricature and did many commissions for patrons far and wide. A real-life caricature himself, he became a fixture of the Turner Valley area after retiring there in 1993 — a regular at the Turner Inn and renowned for his humour, wit and gruff (but always well-meaning) disposition.
His body of work, which has never before been seen in its entirety, spans nearly 60 years: from his early ‘blue’ period oilscapes influenced by the Group of Seven, through pastel, pencil and charcoal sketches to his later Alberta autumn oil paintings and colourful, whimsical depictions of prairie life and Alberta personalities. Prominent works are featured inside Turner Valley’s Chuckwagon restaurant and on the walls of Maggie’s Diner in High River, as part of the set of the TV series “Heartland”.
Will passed away in May of 2011 and it was one of his stated wishes that his work be shown and enjoyed by the world at large; he did not have a desire to show in galleries while alive but knew his paintings comprised an important legacy, a record of a vanishing prairie lifestyle and way of life in Alberta. This 2013 Retrospective Art Show and Sale will be the first, and possibly only, time his entire works have been gathered together for public viewing and sale. The Magee family sincerely hopes people will come to experience the unique collection of pieces by this master artist who led such a unique life in the province he loved.
We are pleased to announce that the cities in s’INK reception on Friday April 12th in the Artist Proof Gallery had 50 people in attendance! About 2/3 of the postcards sold to our friendly patrons. A big thank you goes out to those who sent submissions, those who helped sort and install, as well as those who supported us on the big night!
Following Traces by Amy Gaulin
April 5 – May 31, 2013
Closing Reception: Thursday May 16th from 7 to 8 pm
The Artist Proof Gallery is pleased to announce the commencement of +15 Window Exhibition Programming located in the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts alongside the programming of similar Calgary artist-run centres. Dedicated to emerging Albertan artists, the Artist Proof Gallery +15 Window is an extension of A/P programming that will exhibit innovative, contemporary, print-based art.
205, 8 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0K9
Multidisciplinary artist, Amy Gaulin, captures a nostalgic essence through paint, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, Follbookmaking, and many other media. She received her BFA in printmaking with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design, and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta.
The subjects in my artwork are found during explorations of my personal heritage. In this search I discover what character traits and sensibilities have been passed down through the generations in my family, and how my own disposition has been influenced from that past. The work in Following Traces focuses on two girls; one of whom is my grandmother, Betty (Elizabeth), and the other is her sister, Babs (Barbara). They were as different in temperament as they were in appearance, and I begin to understand their characteristics as well as parallels to myself through the process of recreating this imagery.
Contact Gallery and Studio Director Keri MacLeod at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.287.1056
It’s time to make plans for International Print Day in May 2013! www.printdayinmay.mpcprintmakers.org
This year the event is Saturday May 4th. It’s so easy and fun to participate. Just print somewhere, sometime during the day, and let us know you’re doing it. Your post will go up on our blog and you’ll be connected to printmakers all around the globe, all doing what they love to do, all at the same time.
Print Day in May began in 2007 at Monterey Peninsula College (MPC), Monterey, CA. The MPC Fine Art Print Club (now the MPC Printmakers) created it to encourage printmakers everywhere to create prints on the same day . . . an all-inclusive printmaking effort! Join the MPC Printmakers, and make some prints during International Print Day in May!
If you are in the Monterey Bay Area, you can sign up for ART 38F Special Printmaking Techniques: Individualized Projects at Monterey Peninsula College. This is Print Day in May home base, and we must fill this workshop to ensure a successful event, so please visit the website and sign up for this great class!www.mpc.edu
There is access for up to five printmakers at Blue Mouse Studios in Aptos, through me, Robynn Smith
There is access for up to five printmakers at Open Ground Studios in Seaside. Contact Denese Sanders at :
If you can offer access or need a place to print, let us know on our blog:
Visit the MPC Printmakers at:
All the best from,
Robynn Smith and Beth Truso-your Print Day in May Hosts
The cities in s’INK postcard crew in Calgary has organized all of the exchange packages! Join the event & sale Fri. April 12th
A huge thank you goes out to Rosanne Visser, Laina Seery, Tracy Wormsbecker and the folks over at SNAP for helping make the process as efficient (and AWESOME) as possible!
Check out some pictures of what you can expect to purchase for $7 ea or 3 for $15 on Fri. April 12th 7-9 pm at 2010F 11 Street SE in Calgary (and at SNAP in Edmonton), check out abprintmakers.tumblr.com for more sneak peaks!
Check out this cool site for more postcard exchange opportunities! http://www.postcrossing.com/
Title: Programming Assistant
Organization: Alberta Printmakersʼ Society (A/P)
Terms of Employment: June 4 to August 27, 2013 (30 hours per week)
Application Deadline: Applications must be received by email by 4:00 PM, Saturday, April 27, 2013
Qualifications - The successful candidate must be a post-secondary student currently enrolled in a fine arts or non-profit management program, who will be returning to fulltime studies in September 2012. The candidate must also posses:
• An understanding of artist-run culture, familiarity with Calgary arts organizations
and the not-for-profit sector
• Knowledge of art history, contemporary art and an interest in printmaking
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• The ability to work without direct supervision
• Strong organizational skills: the ability to multi-task and prioritize
• The ability to meet deadlines
• Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
• Familiarity with web-based communication platforms (blogs, Facebook, enewsletters)
Responsibilities – The Programming Assistant will report to the Art Centre Directors and the Board of Directors. The selected candidate will be in charge of organizing our annual P.I.Y.: Print It Yourself! festival for 2012, as well as helping to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. Specific duties include:
• Coordinating event volunteers and schedules for the PIY festival
• Managing the festival budget as set by A/P
• Festival programming delivery, including purchasing supplies, prepping the
gallery and studio, training volunteers
• Manage all internal and external communications relating to the festival, including
media releases, press interviews, and direct-mail campaigns
• Office duties including filing, answering phones, general cleaning
• Welcoming people who visit the gallery and studio
• Giving studio orientations, monitoring studio inventory, general studio maintenance
• Reporting to the Board at monthly meetings
• Other duties as assigned
Please apply with a letter of intent and curriculum vitae, emailed no later than 4:00 PM Saturday, April 27th, 2013 to:
A/P Human Resources Committee
Please note: the availability of this position is contingent on the receipt of full federal funding through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Initiative.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Late applications will not be considered. The Alberta Printmakersʼ Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.
For more information, please contact Keri MacLeod, Gallery and Studio Director at email@example.com.
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Watch the 3 minute abbreviated version of Amanda Schoofs performance in the Artist Proof Gallery Main Space on March 1st 2013. Schoofs collaborated with exhibited printmaker Paul Mitchell, delivering a performance during the opening reception of “Is the darkness in you too?”
Watch the full performance on abprintmakers’ you tube channel and subscribe!
The Alberta Printmakers’ Society and Artist Proof Gallery invites all artists incorporating printmedia techniques within their practice to apply for our 2013 Juried Gallery Program. Benefits for A/P Mainspace Juried Programming include one-way shipping, CARFAC fees, an exhibition text and event invitations.
A/P is also pleased to announce our first ever 2013 Juried Artist Proof Gallery +15 Window Program, dedicated to emerging artists incorporating printmedia techniques within their practice! 2 months in duration and compensated with CARFAC fees, this high-traffic exhibition space will ensure lots of exposure for any growing practice.
Learn more about the 3rd Annual A/P Studio Residency Program (April 27)
Art bike is a mobile art studio that will be hitting Calgary streets this spring bringing pay what you can art programming to various communities. The launch Party is coming up Saturday, March 30, 2013
1:00 - 5:00 pm
1119 10th Ave SE (The AREA)
Live Music TBA
Bike Promo Video
Silkscreening & Quilting
$7 Admission, $5 The AREA Members
The interactive art event invites members of the community to see art, do art and participate by donating:
paper egg cartons
Budget 2013 is a prudent fiscal plan that responds to the Bitumen Bubble while continuing to deliver the responsible change Albertans expect. The budget reflects the priorities Albertans told the government are most important: building Alberta by investing in families and communities, building our savings by ensuring government lives within its means and building new markets for Alberta’s resources – across Canada and around the world.
“Alberta is the greatest place in Canada to live – the reason why our population is growing by 100,000 people each year. But even Alberta is not immune from global economic challenges. Our budget thoughtfully responds to the effects of the Bitumen Bubble, while living within our means and continuing to build the schools, health centres and roads Alberta needs,” said Premier Alison Redford.
Budget 2013 will deliver on the Redford government’s priorities with an operational plan, a savings plan and a fully funded capital plan. It does not introduce any new taxes or tax increases.
“This budget is not just about this year, but about what we need to do as a province to prepare for 20 years from now when our population will be over five million people,” said Doug Horner, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance. “We need to spend smarter and focus on providing excellent public programs and services while expanding and maintaining our infrastructure for the future. Budget 2013 is a big step in this direction.”
Click here for the full fiscal plan summary table
Backgrounder: Budget 2013 economic and energy forecast details
Media inquiries may be directed to:
Treasury Board and Finance
To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.
Copyright(©) 2013 Government of Alberta
Thanks to everyone who came out to share in the Artist Proof Gallery opening reception of “Is the darkness in you too?” by Milwaukee based Paul Mitchell, featuring performance artist Amanda Schoofs. Commencing after a wonderful artist talk attended by 13, Schoofs musical “cut-up” composition inspired by Mitchell’s print and poetry works, A/P celebrated its first ever collaborative performance! More than 25 people enjoyed the push-pull of the works and performance, black and white treats and pomegranate martinis well after 9:30 pm.
Got tons of artist projects on the go? Making lots of prints in the A/P studio? Want to share your personal website?
A/P would love to share your news with our community members on our Blog!
You may submit a blog post of about 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org and up to 5 images (72 dpi). Submit as many musings as you would like, as often as you would like. The A/P blog is your blog! Submissions may be edited by A/P staff, all submissions may not be posted.
A/P is thrilled to announce the exciting exhibition news of our very own Board Chair, Heather Huston! Join the FB event here!
Within these spaces, two-dimensional images interfere with three-dimensional forms and collapse the sense of time. The potential exists for the space to trigger both curiosity about the history of the rooms and an imagined future scenario. The space becomes animated; ghosts triggered by a sense of abandonment and enhanced by the movement of a window or a light turning on suggest an animate presence. This brings to life those feelings of pleasant unease when our imaginations run away from us and every tiny creak or knock signals a visit from the past or the presence of a stranger.
HEATHER HUSTON received her MFA in printmaking from the U of A and currently teaches at ACAD. She has won several awards for her print work and was recently selected as one of seven artists representing Canada at the 6th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro (Portugal).
The Stride Art Gallery Association
1004 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary AB T2G 2M7
403 262 8507
Stride is open to the public from 11 AM – 5 PM, Tuesday – Saturday.