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Fri-Mon, February 20-May 16, 2016, 11-6 Tues-Sat | LIVING WITH GLASS For well over five centuries, glass from the island of Murano, Italy has been desired by collectors of all persuasions, from leading scholars to day-trip tourists. The extraordinary skill of Murano’s glassmakers is indisputable. Veritable magicians, they transform cold material into explosions of light and color, encapsulated through the centuries in vases, sculptures, chandeliers, and tableware.
5032264391  |  communications@pnca.edu  |  https://cal.pnca.edu/e/1306

Sat-Mon, August 29-15, 2016, All Day | COMMERCIAL ALLEY: LIZ P DEMPSEY On Saturday, August 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Open Space, in partnership with the City of Victoria, will unveil a new installment of the Commercial Alley Public Art Gallery featuring the works of local artist, Liz P. Dempsey. The opening will take place in conjunction with the Integrate Arts Festival's En-Masse Art Crawl.

Dempsey’s commissioned works will feature a four-panel installation of her hybrid human-animal figures. The quartet of panels captures the charged and raw energy of our surroundings on this beautiful island. Dempsey fuses mystical imagery within an urban and contemporary context.

Open Space invites everyone and all to the unveiling of Commercial Alley’s newest display of works by Liz P Dempsey on the evening of Saturday, August 29, 2015 in concert with the city-wide celebration of artistic communities in Victoria, the Integrate Arts Festival.

250-383-8833  |  office@openspace.ca  |  http://www.openspace.ca/commercial_alley_liz_p_dempsey

Fri-Mon, October 23-February 15, 2016, | DANA HOLST: SHE’S ALL THAT Exhibition
ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton AB T5J 2C1

http://www.youraga.ca/exhibit/dana-holst-shes-all-that

Fri-Mon, October 23-February 15, 2016, | LIVING BUILDING THINKING: ART AND EXPRESSIONISM Exhibition
ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton AB T5J 2C1

http://www.youraga.ca/exhibit/living-building-thinking-art-and-expressionism

Sat-Sun, November 21-April 10, 2016, | CHARRETTE ROULETTE: FABRIC FABRIC is the theme of the third Charrette Roulette. Lead artist Yvonne Mullock with local designer Teng Teng Chong, will present HOMEWORKS. Using simple printed and decorative techniques, each design will be collaboratively negotiated and produced in the space. Textiles designed by Mullock and Chong will be sewn and made into items to offer comfort to those who visit the exhibition, slowly transforming the gallery into an environment whereby visitors can utilize the artwork: walk upon, sit on, eat and drink from the produced objects. These designs will carry references to everyday influences personal to Mullock and Chong, transforming familiar scenes and narratives into a spectacular vocabulary of repeat patterns.
http://www.youraga.ca/exhibit/charrette-roulette-exposed-collaborative-design-practices-fabric-with-yvonne-mullock-and-teng-teng-chong

Tues-Mon, January 12-April 11, 2016, | CONNIE SABO: INFORMATION + IMPRESSION The North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Connie Sabo
Information + impression
January 12 – April 11, 2016
information + impression examines the dichotomy of how information can enlighten us as well as contain and control us. The work is created entirely out of newspaper, the ubiquitous daily news, a tactile sliver of our recent history: a selection of information that has been deemed important enough to impress into the record. The paper is torn into strips then twisted to create warps and wefts which are woven together to create a transformation of this information.
Artist Talk
Please join Connie as she shares her inspiration behind this installation
Thursday, January 19, 12:15pm – 12:45pm
City Atrium Gallery, North Vancouver City Hall

604 988 6844  |  exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca  |  http://www.nvartscouncil.ca/exhibitions/connie-sabo-city-atrium-gallery

Wed-Tues, January 13-March 15, 2016, | DISTRICT FOYER GALLERY: LAUREL SWENSON, PAT SCHENDEL AND BRANDON MARTIN North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents
Laurel Swenson, Pat Schendel and Brandon Martin
District Foyer Gallery
January 13 – March 15, 2016
Laurel Swenson
Laurel Swenson’s art is process-driven and abstract in an effort to create paintings that are reminiscent and emotional. Each painting is a visual expression of emotion, struggle, and acceptance, externalized through paint and materials.
Pat Schendel and Brandon Martin
Pat fell in love with crystalline porcelain after years of working with clay. She has been mentoring Brandon in the crystalline technique and together they will exhibit a nature inspired and experimental show of Metallic Black and Blue Crystalline and Lava Flows and Tide Pools.

604 988 6844  |  exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca  |  http://nvartscouncil.ca/exhibitions/laurel-swenson-pat-schendel-and-brandon-martin-district-foyer-gallery

Wed-Sat, January 13-March 12, 2016, Tuesday - Friday, 12 - 5PM | EXHIBITION Dana Claxton's practice explores the spiritual, political and cultural life of Indigenous peoples of the Americas, specifically those of Plains First Nations. Her films, videos, photographs, multi-channel installations and performances critique the representation of Indigenous people within Western anthropology, art and entertainment.
778-782-9102  |  audaingallery@sfu.ca  |  http://www.sfu.ca/galleries/audain-gallery/Upcoming.html

Sat-Fri, January 30-April 22, 2016, 12 - 5PM | EXHIBITION Allison Hrabluik: The Splits
January 30 - April 22, 2016
SFU Gallery

In her exploration of narrative construction, Allison Hrabluik's visual practice finds its focus in the voices, rhythms and methodologies of storytelling. Her work includes video, sculpture, animation, drawing, performance and text, often to humorous or absurdist ends. With a recent focus on choreography, and collaboration with both dancers and musicians, Hrabluik's works reveal characters through various narrative processes: so-called documentary objectivity, the messy subjectivity of first-person narration, allegorical third-person perspective, and the generative ambiguity of abstraction.


The Splits, Hrabluik's most recent video work, combines documentary and narrative in a montage of motion and sound. The camera documents a group of twenty people gathered in a hall to perform. Scissors clip, a rope whirs, the sound of a mouth harp interrupts an operatic scream. The cast includes real-life performers whose skills range from the mundane to the extraordinary: a hula hooper, a singer, a pizza dough thrower, speed skippers, tap dancers, gymnasts and dog trainers. Two men make salami, a woman gets a haircut and someone eats too many hotdogs. Hrabluik’s editing creates an exquisite corpse, connecting the performers as their bodies tap out a spellbinding rhythm.

Hrabluik lives and works in Vancouver. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally, including at Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Gent; Western Bridge, Seattle; Vancouver Art Gallery; Mercer Union, Toronto; Video Pool, Winnipeg; Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; Market Gallery, Glasgow; The Western Front, Vancouver; and the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.

Events
Opening Reception and Artist's Talk
SAT, JAN 30 / 1PM (SFU Gallery opens at noon)

778-782-9102  |  audain@sfu.ca  |  http://www.sfu.ca/galleries/sfu-gallery/Upcoming.html

Mon-Wed, February 1-24, 2016, 11:59 pm | NIGHT WITH JUROR SEAN CORCORAN | INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC CALL FOR ENTRIES THEME | NIGHT
Darkness penetrated by glowing light, night stars, illuminated landscapes, city scenes, empty streets and packed pubs, natural wonders, night-lights, deep shadows and all the wonders and distress that darkness can bring. All capture types and photographic processes welcome.

JUROR | Sean Corcoran
Since 2006 Sean Corcoran has been the Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York. He previously served as Assistant Curator of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. Over the years he has organized a wide range of exhibitions including, City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection, Police Work: Photographs by Leonard Freed, 1972-1979, and Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo and Martha Cooper.

HONORS | AWARDS
An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. All chosen artists are invited to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio sharing on the reception weekend. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition.

Juror’s Selection: $400.00
Director’s Selection: $200.00
Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks
Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

In addition artists' selected for the exhibition will also receive:
Promotion on The Center's large social media platforms.
Professional installation images for your use.
In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists' websites
Press releases are sent to artists' choice of media outlets.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Open Tues-Sat, Always Free

IMPORTANT DATES
Entries Due | February 24, 2016
Notice Of Acceptance | March 8, 2016
Exhibition Dates | June 17- July 23, 2016
Public + Artists’ Reception | July 1, 2016 6-9 pm

SUBMISSION | ENTRY FEE
MEMBERS | $24 for the three images.
NON-MEMBERS | $38 for the first three images.
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $8 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.
NEW! Submission of 12 images and over qualifies the artist for a 20 minute review of the submitted work with the Executive Director of C4FAP, Hamidah Glasgow.

Image Upload Guidelines
All images are submitted online on our website. To submit images visit our home page, create an free account or Login to your existing account to begin. Further instructions are available in the Calls for Entry Section of our website.

Eligibility: Our calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate.
Exhibit Prints: In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and presented image for gallery exhibition. The Center recognizes that some work is non-traditional and the presentation type is integral to the work. Colorful frames must be pre-approved. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional, professional, printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.
Acceptance Notice: Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of which images were accepted. Accepted images will be posted on the Center’s website.

Image Credit Top: Stefanie Dworkin,Donna Rosser Bottom: Vanessa Marsh, Ron Testa

Questions?
Visit: http://www.c4fap.org | Email: coordinator@c4fap.org 970.224.1010 | Closed Sunday and Monday

USE RIGHTS: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the Center.

970-224-1010  |  coordinator@c4fap.org  |  http://www.c4fap.org/

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