Opportunities for Artists and Organizations
A central place to post announcements of grants, calls to artists, auditions, arts jobs and other opportunities for artists and organizations in Victoria BC
Gallery Ring announces the ARTISTS OF THE MONTH contest.
A RUBY, SAPPHIRE, EMERALD and CRYSTAL ARTIST of NOVEMBER will be named.
The deadline to submit work is Tuesday, November 1st 2022. The fee is $20 US for 1-2 artworks.
The four, winning artists will receive the "Artist of the Month" distinction and will have their artwork and statement featured prominently on the Home Page of the website. They will also receive a digital Award Certificate and Award Page and will be promoted on Gallery Ring's newsletter and Instagram. Additionally, the winners will be automatically entered into the annual Artist Of The Year Event...only 2 months left!
There isn't any theme for this contest. The subject matter is the choice of the artist. 2D artwork including photography/digital is eligible. All artistic styles from realistic and traditional to abstract and experimental are welcome. The contest is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age, from emerging to established.
GALLERY RING announces an art contest devoted to animals. All species, domestic and wild, from sweet and harmless to ferocious and dangerous are welcome, including birds and sea-life.
The deadline to submit work is Tuesday, October 25th, 2022. The fee is 20 USD for 1-3 pieces.
2D artwork including photography/digital is eligible. Many awards are available: Best In Show, Diamond Award of Excellence, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Awards, Crystal Awards and others. All winning artists receive a digital Award Certificate. Top winners also receive a special, digital Award Page ideal for use in their portfolios and for sharing the news on social media and websites. All winners and random Finalists will receive exposure and promotion on Gallery Ring's Instagram. All artistic styles from traditional to experimental are welcome. The contest is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age, from emerging to established.
SALT SPRING ARTS – Artist in Residence (AiR) Program
- 6 weeks on a picturesque 4-acre property on Salt Spring Island (March 18 – April 30, 2023)
- 560 sq. ft. studio space
- 200 sq. ft. open plan cabin
- 1200 book reference library
- $1,000 (CAD) honorarium
- Passionate, supportive + curious art community
Unplug and focus on creativity in this rural setting
DEADLINE – October 31, 2022
$30 (CAD) Application Fee
Gallery Ring is excited to announce its first contest and exhibition devoted to photography. Traditional film/darkroom or digital photography is welcome. The subject matter and artistic style is the choice of the artist.
The fee is $20 US for 1-3 pieces. The deadline to submit work is Monday, November 7th 2022.
The Best In Show winner will receive a special feature and interview with Gallery Ring, which will be posted at the front of the exhibition. Many awards are available including the Diamond Award of Excellence, the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Awards, Crystal Awards and others. All winning artists receive a digital Award Certificate. Top winners also receive a special, digital Award Page ideal for use in their portfolios and for sharing the news on social media and websites. All winners will receive exposure and promotion on Gallery Ring's newsletter and Instagram. The contest is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age, from emerging to established.
We are accepting applications for the 3rd Annual Nomad Holiday Market. November 11, 12, 13 at 1100 Admirals road. to register please go to www.nomadmarketevents.com. As of September 9th, we have 20 spots available.
With a focus on the overarching theme of flora and fauna, this course provides a “sampler” of art materials, processes as well as professional practices such as learning to write an artist statement. The following approaches and media will be covered over the 12-week period: drawing, mixed media, chalk pastels, pencil crayon, collage, books and zines, and professional practices. Course includes a drawing en plein air session in Summit Park; drawing from your imagination using pastel and mixed media; layering pencil crayon to create detailed drawings of plants and animals; and using nature walks as inspiration to create a narrative in a book format. The course will conclude with writing about your work and doing a short presentation. We will be looking at the exhibition Forestrial Brain by Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane and other contemporary artists working with plants and animals as their inspiration. Suitable for beginners.
Fridays 2pm - 5pm, Sep 16 - Dec 16 (no class Sep 30 or Nov 11) In-person
Tuition: $475.00 (36 hrs)
The SWEET Program (Skills-building & Work-Experience Employment Training Program) is an eight week, 50% wage subsidy program for full-time positions in any discipline. It was designed for post secondary grads to gain experience in their field but education is not mandatory. Ideally the program is suited for on-going or contractual employment, after the subsidy period ends.
Rolling intake, open registration until Dec. 2022.
Your potential employee must be 30 or younger, a Canadian citizen or PR, and living in the Greater Victoria area or Gulf Islands.
What we Offer:
• Assistance with completing the short wage subsidy application
• Ongoing contact and support
• Minimal paperwork, fast agreement approval and quick turn-around time for reimbursement
• Completion bonus for the employee
What is Expected from the Employer:
• Has been in business for at least 1 year
• Is in good standings with WorkSafe BC
• Has a minimum 2 million dollar General Liability Insurance coverage
• Ideally able to provide full-time employment (approximately 37.5 hours per week)
• Willing to create opportunities for the participant to gain new skill development
• Demonstrate verification of payroll disbursement to the participant through pay stubs or other documentation
For more information, please contact the program supervisor, Teressa Carriere, at [email protected]