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Mon-Sun, September 1-August 23, 2015, | ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM Kent Harrison Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization, nurturing and supporting local arts and culture in the region for over 40 years. The arts council operates the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs, BC and is supported by the BC Arts Council.

The annual residency provides an unfurnished two-bedroom suite with adjoining studio space on the second floor of the Ranger Station Art Gallery. In exchange for this space the Artist in Residence will be expected to devote an average of ten hours per week to the operation of the Arts Council and the Ranger Station Art Gallery. The majority of this time will be spent working in the gallery on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from 1-5pm. The Artist in Residence will also present an annual art exhibit of their work in June and organize two public outreach programs or workshops. Artist in residence is responsible for monthly utility costs of residence and studio. Please refer to the artist in residence job description for specific duties and responsibilities at

This residency is ideally suited to visual artists and writers, although all artists are encouraged to contact us about their interests. If an inspirational natural setting, public art gallery work experience and self-directed, independent studio practice is of interest to you.

e-mail or mail
• letter of interest, stating plan of action for the one year residency
• biography
• current CV
• 10 images of personal work or writing samples or publications to

Application Deadline: June 1, 2014
All emails must be received no later than June 1st. All mail must be postmarked by June 1.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Monday June 14.
Final Selection will be made by Monday June 21.

604-796-2723  |  |

Sat-Sun, October 11-February 22, 2015, | FALL/WINTER EXHIBITION OPENINGS Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is opening several new exhibitions:

Rachel Feferman Retrospective: A Hole in the Heart

Larry “Ulaaaq” Ahvakana: Land/Water

Children’s Book Illustrators 1: Points of Entry

Harry Longstreet: Photography

Karen Hackenberg: Watershed

Artist’s Books: Chapter Three

Heikki Seppa: Master Metalsmith

206.842.4451  |  |

Wed-Tues, November 5-September 1, 2015, all day | FRANCE TRéPANIER: ABORIGINAL CURATOR IN RESIDENCE Curator, researcher, and artist France Trépanier Kanien’kehà:ka (Mohawk) and French ancestry will begin a yearlong residency at Open Space in September, funded by a special program at the Canada Council for the Arts. We look forward to Trépanier’s interrogation of the orthodoxies of curation and contemporary arts presentation. We anticipate Trépanier’s research and methodologies will have a lasting and transformative effect on cultural interplay regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Program supporters: British Columbia Arts Council, Province of British Columbia Community Gaming Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Capital Regional District, City of Victoria, Victoria Foundation.

Open Space Art Society, 510 Fort Street
Victoria, BC

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Fri-Sat, January 9-February 21, 2015, 12pm-5pm | REALITIES FOLLIES Realities Follies surveys the work of five Victoria based painters; Jeremy Herndl, Todd Lambeth, Rick Leong, Neil McClelland, and Jeroen Witvliet. Curators Lynda Gammon (UVic Visual Arts Department) and Wendy Welch (Vancouver Island School of Art) observe: “We live in an image-world. Selfies on Facebook, instant sharing on Instagram, and photo albums on Flickr, all demonstrate our intense desire to re-present our world. Through the practice of painting, the artists in this exhibition, each in their own way, are re-presenting and interrogating the meaning of representation, and in turn, questioning our ways of perceiving reality.”

Exhibition Opening: Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7:00pm
Panel Discussion: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

Program supporters: British Columbia Arts Council, Province of British Columbia Community Gaming Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Capital Regional District, City of Victoria, Victoria Foundation.

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Thur-Sun, January 15-May 31, 2015, | CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS - THE SALT SPRING NATIONAL ART PRIZE Call for Artist Submissions:

Attention all Canadian Artists, Galleries and Art Groups:

The community of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia and the Salt Spring Arts Council is proud to present the first Salt Spring National Art Prize or SSNAP.

This exciting biannual event, scheduled at Salt Spring Island's historic Mahon Hall from September 25 to October 26, 2015, is offering 2D and 3D artists the opportunity to compete for over $24,000 in prize money.

All Canadian artists over the age of 19 are eligible to compete, with the winners presented at the Awards Night, on October 24, 2015.

The call for submissions is from January 15 to May 31, 2015, with details and entry forms on the website. Please visit: for more information or call, 250-931-1144.

Yours sincerely,

Founding Director

Ronald T. Crawford

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Fri-Sat, January 30-February 28, 2015, 9-5pm | CERULEAN
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents:


January 30 – February 28, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, January 29, 7-9pm

This group exhibition highlights abstract paintings in diverse styles and approaches, playing with the creative use of the colour cerulean. The works are bold, dynamic and calming, colorful, sharp and muted. As an artistic challenge and in order to create a cohesive thread, every piece has been created incorporating minute or substantial amounts of the colour cerulean.

Artists: Ronna Ander, Barbara Arnold, Kimberly Blackstock, Ray Bradbury, Margot Brassil, Shannon Craigie-Halkett, Caroline Dahlmanns, Tanta DeStaffany Pennington, Melanie Ellery, Catherine Fields, Jim Gladden, Faye Gordon-Lewis, Druh Ireland, Maria Josenhans, Mena Martini, Gina Miller, Sara Morison, Joyce Ozier, Sabine Simon, Joan Skeet, Janet Strayer and Sandra Trubin

604-988-6844  |  |

Sat-Sat, January 31-31, 2015, 1-2pm | FREE LECTURE: UNDERSTANDING COLOUR Free lecture: Understanding Colour, Saturday, January 31, 1-2pm
Join Maria Josenhans for a short lecture on understanding colour, including a brief history of pigment and colour, practical tips on mixing and how to use and understand the colour wheel. Maria is a painter and illustrator and holds a BFA in Illustration with Honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She spent several years mixing colours for Peter Fasano, a world renowned custom, fabric and wallcovering company.

604-988-6844  |  exhibitons@nvartscouncil,ca  |

Tues-Tues, February 17-17, 2015, 7:30pm | OPEN WORD READINGS AND IDEAS: TOMASZ ROZYCKI Open Space, in partnership with the University of Victoria Department of Writing Orion Series in the Fine Arts, will host Tomasz Różycki as part of its literary series Open Word: Readings and Ideas. He will read at Open Space on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. followed by an interview by Victoria writer Tim Lilburn.

Program supporters: University of Victoria’s Department of Writing Orion Series in the Fine Arts, University of Victoria Writing Department, British Columbia Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Capital Regional District, City of Victoria, Victoria Foundation.

250.383.8833  |  |

Sat, February 28, 2015, 6-10pm | WESTERN FRONT 42ND ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER & ART AUCTION The premier fundraising event features a live auction of over 30 works generously donated by internationally renowned and emerging artists. The intimate and always entertaining evening includes a cocktail reception and dinner by Hawksworth Restaurant and live musical performances.

The event brings together influential supporters of the arts, businesses in the community, and renowned artists, who come together to raise money for Western Front’s year-round art and music programming.

Participating artists include Ian Wallace, Christos Dikeakos, Cory Arcangel, Lyse Lemieux, Colleen Heslin, Tiziana La Melia, Julie Morstad, Nicolas Sassoon and many others.

604-876-9343  |  |

Thur-Sun, March 19-22, 2015, various times | VOICE ++ 2015 Event 1: Tomomi Adachi: Sound Poetry, Improvisation, Electronics
Friday March 20, 7:00 p.m.

Event 2: Janice Jackson: Echos of Time
Saturday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.

Event 3: Erik Bünger: The Third Man
Sunday, March 22, 2:30 p.m.

Concert Admission: $16/$11 in advance, $20/$15 at the door or all 3 for $25/$35

Voice ++ is Open Space’s festival that focuses on the exploration of the human voice and its intersection with sound and music. Voice++ 2015 will feature the work of Tomomi Adachi, Janice Jackson, and Erik Bünger.

Tomomi Adachi will host a workshop on the voice and body. The workshop will investigate collective performance with the voice and body movements and will work on finding connections of voice with visibility, tactility and acoustic of space and body. Participants are not required any musical skill, dancers and visual artists are welcome.

On Friday, Adachi will present a mix program with his own and historical sound poetry, internet-based performance and composition/improvisation with self-made electronics and voice. He extends possibilities of music and poetry with very intense, physical and conceptual way.

Saturday’s concert Echoes of Time is a Canadian program of contemporary vocal music written in the past 20 years. All of the music in this program is theatrical, powerful, and engaging. The music contains bel canto singing, extended vocal techniques, improvisation, ritualistic movement, and exemplifies the music which Janice Jackson has specialized in over the past 25 years. This concert will include a performance of Sandy Moore’s Echoes of Time Weeping, a mini-opera based on the Mexican myth of La Llorona.

On Sunday afternoon Open Space will host Erik Bünger’s performative lecture The Third Man: part of a series of works on the human voice in relationship to recording technology, music and language. The Third Man includes his childhood memories of discovering a music box to watching the Sound of Music however, it is in fact an exploration of the negative power of music. Displacing and recombining familiar material, Bünger challenges the separation between authentic and simulated experiences.

“The links [Bünger] makes between Kylie Minogue and zombies – between popular melodies and the Pied Piper of Hamelin – are not only novel but also witty in a subtle way.” – Thibaut de Rugter

Program supporters: British Columbia Arts Council, British Columbia Community Gaming Grant, the City of Victoria, the Capital Regional District, Victoria Foundation, SOCAN Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, CFUV 101.9 FM, Victoria Conservatory of Music, The Bedford Regency Hotel, Arts Victoria.

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