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Call for 2022 Exhibitions: Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre Main Gallery

Call for 2022 Exhibitions: Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre Main Gallery

Call for 2022 Exhibitions: Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre Main Gallery
Share your art with the community! Exhibition space is available at the Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre Main Gallery on a rotating basis for the display of regional arts and culture. Artist groups and individual artists are invited to apply. Exhibits are typically 3 weeks in duration. A call for exhibit submissions is done once annually, and applications are reviewed by committee. Successful applications are notified once selections are made.
Deadline is December 15, 2021. Late applications are accepted on a waitlist basis and reviewed as received. Apply early for best opportunities as spaces are limited.
Visit https://www.saanich.ca/arts for more information.

"COLOURFUL" Online Juried Art Contest

Posted by: Gallery Ring
Gallery Ring announces an art contest devoted to Colour. Powerful, vibrant, energetic and emotional colour must be the primary, central and undeniable driving force of the composition regardless of subject matter. Monochromatic to multi-coloured works are welcome.

The fee is $20 US for 1-3 pieces. The deadline to submit work is Friday December 17th 2021.


2D artwork including photography/digital is welcome. Many awards are available: Best In Show (cash prize, free-entry voucher and juror's comments), 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. The contest is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age, from emerging to established.
BMO 1st Art!

BMO 1st Art!

Posted by: BMO 1st Art!
Celebrating Canada’s New Artists

This virtual exhibition showcases the winning submissions of the 19th annual BMO 1st ART! competition. The thirteen artists featured are recent graduates of postsecondary art programs from every province and territory who have been honoured for their talent and exceptional accomplishments. Their inspiring works provide a glimpse into the remarkable range of media and expression being explored by today’s undergrads. They also represent the promise and excitement of Canada’s newest generation of artists.

National Winner
Anna Kuelken (NSCAD University)

Kev Liang (University of Alberta)
shannon pahladsingh (University of the Fraser Valley)
Tayler Buss (University of Manitoba)
Alana Morouney (Mount Allison University)
Bethany MacKenzie (Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Max TS. Yang (NSCAD University)
Erin Faulks (Nunavut Arctic College)
Allysha Jacque (York University)
Donald Price (Holland College)
Maggy Hamel-Metsos (Concordia University)
Holly Aubichon (University of Regina)
Juliet Di Carlo (Yukon School of Visual Arts)

Visit: artmuseum.utoronto.ca from November 16th to December 8th!
Monday Afternoon Art Club

Monday Afternoon Art Club

We are pleased to offer an opportunity for people to work on art projects in our beautiful new space. The Monday Afternoon Art Club is on Mondays between 1-4pm and is on a drop-in basis (no pre-registration required at this point). You pay when you arrive and then set yourself up at table and start working on your art! Easels are also available upon request. You will have access to our art library if you find yourself in need of extra inspiration during the afternoon. The school's director, Wendy Welch will be available for a short period in the afternoon should you have art-related questions of are looking for brief feedback on your work.
Draw by Drawing

Draw by Drawing

We are pleased to announce the return of regular weekly sessions of Draw by Drawing starting Wednesday, Sept 29, 10-11:30. The sessions will be held on a weekly basis until December 8. And then they will continue again in January. There will be a few Monday evening “pop-up” sessions as well for those who can’t make the Wednesday morning ones.

The first session of the semester will start with going back to the basics and drawing plants with line. The focus will be on observation and drawing a confident line (as opposed to a “perfect” line). This week’s project is inspired by the beautiful line plant drawings of American abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly.

Materials: 2B pencil, eraser, 11 x 14″ sketchbook and potted plant or cut flowers.

Please note that all materials needed for Draw by Drawing can be found in our Draw by Drawing kits. These kits contain enough supplies for 25+ Draw by Drawing sessions
Friends of Pacific Wild- Wild Auction 2022

Friends of Pacific Wild- Wild Auction 2022

Wild Auction 2022! Pacific Wild’s annual fundraiser for wildlife and conservation in BC will be held April 10-15, 2022. We are inviting artists to take part by creating a work of art related to wildlife here in BC. Artists may choose to donate 30-100% of the proceeds of the winning bid to Pacific Wild's conservation initiatives.

To find out more information about the event, please visit our website: https://friends.pacificwild.org/event/event-wild-auction-2022/

Deadline to register is February 15.

Looking forward to seeing what you create!


Friends and prospective members of the Victoria Arion Male Choir:
I write on behalf of the VAMC Executive to inform you of our plans for our return to rehearsals next month. In all of our planning we give first priority to the safety and comfort of choir members. We have studied carefully the regulations and recommendations of the Provincial Health Officer, and we have learned much from the advice of the BC Choral Federation. Our current plan is to return to weekly in-person rehearsals (led by our Music Director Sean Lampard-Quicke), beginning on Monday, 13 September, at 7:00 pm. The first two rehearsals will be held at Gateway Baptist Church, 898 Royal Oak Avenue. We are meeting with officials at that church to finalize our plans. A decision on where to rehearse after 20 September will be taken later; Cordova Bay United Church remains an option.
There will be strict protocols for participation in in-person rehearsals. A Safety Plan has been drafted and the final version will be sent to you very soon. The rules will include the following. Participants will be required to present proof of full vaccination (two shots completed at least seven days prior to the first rehearsal). All singers must wear a mask throughout the rehearsal. Singers’ masks are encouraged, with some disposable singers’ masks to be provided by the choir at the first rehearsals. All masks should meet BC CDC recommendations. Rehearsals will take place in a large sanctuary, with singers at appropriate distances from each other. The duration of rehearsals will be limited and there will be regular breaks.
For those who are not able to participate in in-person rehearsals, we plan to offer a remote connection so that it is possible to participate via Zoom from your home. This option will be available for the whole season if members wish.
The choir is very keen to welcome new members! The first rehearsals will include singing as well as introductions and discussions of our plans for the season. We regret that we cannot at this time continue with our tradition of a social gathering, with refreshments, to welcome new members. The welcome will, nevertheless, be warm and sincere.
It is essential that we know who will be attending our first rehearsals. Please confirm by email ([email protected]) if you plan to attend the first in-person rehearsals on 13 and 20 September. Please indicate which section you wish to join: tenor, baritone, bass. Please indicate also if you prefer to attend these rehearsals via Zoom.
If you know of others who might be interested in joining the choir, please ask them to contact me.
Eric W Sager, Secretary, VAMC.
28 August 2021.
Jim Johnson
Marketing Committee Chair
Victoria Arion Male Choir


Check out the new on-line MISSA SHOP & Salon and browse original artwork. This is an opportunity for Artists who are Friends of MISSA to sell their artwork on-line. It is also an opportunity for members of the community to shop for original artwork made by B.C. Artists. MISSA offers a generous commission to Artist Vendors and the Salon component is for items that have been generously donated to MISSA.

Become a Friend Today! Visit missa.ca/friends-of-missa/

Visit the SHOP & Salon at www.missa.ca/shop

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