We dropped by to visit Helena Alexander from Shady Lady Window Coverings & McKay Textiles, located in the Cotton Factory. When there, (unbeknownst to her) we snuck this little video. We are just about to rent out new studios in Fashion Alley which are absolutely perfect for textile and fashion designers. Why not give us a try? Helena did and here's what happened.
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Call for Entry: Art-in-the-Park (Milton) DEADLINE SUBMISSION: Monday, JULY 11 @ 4:00 pm. 2016
LOCATION: Country Heritage Park (CHP), Milton, Ontario Event on August 21st, 2016 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Art-in-the-Park is a one-day outdoor/indoor juried, art show and sale featuring high caliber, original, art work by local and regional artists in the Park’s unique facilities and settings.
Artists will display and sell their work under the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment in Country Heritage Park’s Milton area location. The Park sits at the crossroads of the urban and rural communities of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
The Park’s natural setting and unique collection of heritage buildings, artifacts, and displays all collected on a pristine 80-acre site adjacent to Canada’s busiest highway present a unique opportunity to stage and become the go-to location for Art-in-the-Park events and activities.
Booth Costs: Artist Choice! - exhibiting in an outdoor, individual, tented space provided or inside a unique indoor space provided (within one of the several identified heritage buildings) at the same cost.
If you choose an outdoor space, we provide a standard, white tent which includes canopy/sides and weights and complete set-up/tear down. This is included in the cost. Note: no available hydro for outdoor tented spaces.
Cost of a tented, 10x10 space: $125.00 plus HST ($141.25 total) Cost of a tented, 10x20 space: $200.00 plus HST ($226.00 total)
If you choose an indoor space, the building offers you the same amount of space as an outdoor space at the same cost.
Cost of an indoor, 10x10 space: $125.00 plus HST ($141.25 total) Cost of an indoor, 10x20 space: $200.00 plus HST ($226.00 total) • CHP has lots of unique and beautiful heritage structures that will enhance the art work exhibited within. • Majority offer good lighting • Some indoor locations do have hydro available CHP does NOT provide any display/hanging systems/tables/chairs inside the outdoor tented space or indoor space.
ARTIST is responsible for providing their own display/hanging systems, panels, walls, racks, tables, shelving and chair etc.
To submit: Go to www.countryheritagepark.com, under events, Art-in-the-Park and download form or use fillable on-line form. E-mail the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org with samples of your work as image attachments etc. (see pdf call for entry).
Traditionally, figuring out the artist fee for an exhibition in Canada has not been an easy task. Though Canadian artists and galleries have been fortunate to be able to reference a standard minimum fee schedule updated yearly by CARFAC and RAAV—two non-profits that advocate for artists’ rights—that schedule has not been very user-friendly, requiring multiple clicks online that may cause users to miss important information. Sally Lee, executive director of CARFAC Ontario, is hoping that will change this week with the introduction of Canada’s first official online artist-fee calculator. The calculator is a joint project of CARFAC, RAAV and CARFAC Ontario.
“Our concern was that for some people, the fee schedule could be a bit confusing, and that made it a bit of a deterrent for people to actually go use it,” Lee says. Lee hopes that the one-click, drop-down-menu ease of use in the new calculator will ultimately help more Canadian artists get paid for their work. “Once we started doing [this project] a lot of people were like, ‘This is a no-brainer,’” especially for what Lee calls “a new generation.”
The new calculator is the first phase of a process in making artist fees payable online by the summer of 2017. And it joins artist-fee calculators that have already been developed for the United States and Ireland, among other jurisdictions. But, emphasizes Lee, the calculator is not the final word on artist fees in Canada. “We are stressing that the online fee calculator should be used as a preliminary guidelines to set the minimum fee,” says Lee. “But we would like to see artists being paid more than what is on the minimum fee schedule.” Lee says that CARFAC and RAAV are also slowly working on harmonizing their fee schedule with that of the Independent Media Arts Alliance, so that eventually the fee calculator would cover a wider range of artist needs—for example, screenings as well as exhibitions. And on a non-technological front, Lee and her colleagues at CARFAC and RAAV are pushing for another kind of change in the coming months—namely, to shift away from terms like “exhibition fee” towards terms like “exhibition royalty.” “I think [the term “royalty”] emphasizes the fact that the artist holds the copyright,” Lee says. “Somehow, a ‘fee’ seems like a charge that the artist is making, like a discretionary charge, rather than an actual economic right that they have given that they have copyright over their work.”
I, too, have work in the same exhibition as Robert Bateman, as do over 70 other artists in Burlington Fine Art Association,s 50th anniversary exhibition. At the AGB 1333 Lakshore Rd Burlington. First artists talk is tomorrow Sunday June 26 at 1 p .m. See you there ! ... See MoreSee Less
We've had some questions brought up by Pepper Parr on the doings of ACCOB of late - Pepper, thanks for your concern about the Arts in Burlington. We've been deepening our organizing and we're optimistic about ongoing talks with City Manager James Ridge towards the objectives as set out by the Cultural Action Plan. We expect to get back with an announcement in the coming months. ... See MoreSee Less
Call for Proposals - Culture Days, Burlington Deadline: July 22, 2016
The seventh annual Culture Days weekend will take place Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and 2, 2016, and will promote free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate behind-the-scenes to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative individuals in Burlington.
Culture Days is a national initiative that aims to raise awareness, provide accessibility and encourage participation and engagement in arts and cultural life. After the success of Burlington Culture Days in 2015, local creative organizations, venues, professionals and businesses are again invited to host events during the Culture Days weekend.
Submissions are open to residents of Burlington who would like to host a Culture Days event or activity. Artists from all disciplines are invited to submit a proposal. Events may include but are not limited to craft, dance, literary arts-spoken word, media arts-film, music, theatre, visual arts, performance art, etc. We may be able to provide you with free space for your project if required.
There will be a $100 honorarium for each selected proposal.
To be considered, please e-mail email@example.com
1. A one page description of your event or activity including the proposed date and time.
2. The amount of space the event requires.
3. Technical, equipment and set-up requirements. Note: you may be required to supply these requirements.
4. Examples of your work as:
a. A link to an online video site, such as YouTube. b. A maximum of 10 numbered jpeg images. Including the artist's last name and number for each image c. An image list of each jpeg file, artist name, size of work, media used and the year it was created.
5. Your resume including:
a. contact information - name, address, phone, email b. education c. exhibition/performance history d. artist/group bio, maximum 60 words per artist e. 3 page maximum. ... See MoreSee Less
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS STARTS JULY 7 The screens move around the city offering free family movie screenings in local parks every Thursday until Aug. 18. This annual tradition has become a very popular summer activity for families, it is a safe, free, fun evening in front of the big screen.” The films featured in the summer movie series were selected by residents who voted in online polls earlier this spring. The winning movies and locations are as follows: Minions July 7 Nelson Park Kung Fu Panda 3 July 14 Aldershot Park Singin’ in the Rain July 21 Central Park Bandshell Inside Out July 28 Emerson Park WALL-E Aug. 4 Kilbride Park Goosebumps Aug. 11 Ireland Park The Good Dinosaur Aug. 18 Spencer Smith Park Each movie will begin at 9 p.m. and will be shown on a 25 by 14 foot (7.62 by 4.27 metre) outdoor viewing screen. Starting at 7:30 p.m. each week, Healthy Kids Community Challenge will be leading games and activities for the whole family aimed at improving children’s health and nutrition. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Washrooms and limited parking are available at each park. Consider walking or riding a bike to the event. ... See MoreSee Less
Attention all Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts! The Guelph Arts Council is offering an exciting trip to visit New York State and Pennsylvania to tour Fallingwater and other Wright gems such as Graycliff, and the Darwin Martin House. We will also visit East Aurora, the home of the American Arts and Crafts Movement and have lunch and a tour at the Roycroft Inn. This beautiful fall colour getaway will take place from October 13-15, 2016, leaving from Guelph. This all-inclusive trip (only $765 Canadian) is filling up quickly. To register, contact Noecker Travel at 519-846-5307. ... See MoreSee Less