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Art Around Alberta...

In Calgary:
aLand Beyond the River
Mark Vitaris
An exhibition of photography and verse by Alberta artist Mark Vitaris, aLand Beyond the River runs at the Lower Level Gallery in the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary from February 13 until May 28, 2014. An artist's talk and reception is planned for Thursday, February 13 from 7-9 pm. aLand Beyond the River is Vitaris' photographic study of the Milk River and environs of southern Alberta and northern Montana.  

In Edmonton:
Painting from the Urban Forest
Jeff Collins and more

Jeff Collins, outgoing Artist-in-Residence with the City of Edm in the Forestry, Beautification, and Environmental Services, has been painting for more than 18 years, and is an established artist in Edmonton.  His body of work includes an extensive collection of landscapes and abstracts. Painting from the Urban Forest features Jeff's paintings, as well as a selection of paintings from City of Edmonton employees that participated in Jeff's painting classes. The exhibition runs at Extension Gallery, Enterprise Square (10230 Jasper Avenue in Edmonton) from February 10-26, 2014 and then in Edmonton's City Hall from March 10-14, 2014. Join Collins for the opening reception on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6-9 pm.

News from Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC
Interested in an alternate health care insurance plan? Check out The Arts and Entertainment Plan which offers comprehensive health, drug, dental, life and travel insurance in a group plan offered to members of Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC. This plan was created specifically for Canadian artists and performers. The general brochure can be found here and the application form, here.
Do you know of an Edmonton-area artist who might be interested in winning the $10,000 Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize? Details on submission requirements are available on our website here: http://visualartsalberta.com/2014-eldon-anne-foote-edmonton-visual-arts-prize-application-form/. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 27 at 4:00 pm.
Detail from Linda Craddock's "Hometown Dreams: Women in Garden 1938", part of the exhibition featuring work by member of The Alberta Society of Artists. Visit the show, Celebrating Alberta, until March 15, 2014. The gallery will be closed on Saturday, February 15.
Opportunities & Events
  • In Grande Prairie: Art Acquisition by Application Workshop If you are a visual artist looking to have your artwork purchased by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts this is the workshop for you. Topics covered will include: eligibility requirements, filling out the required forms, preparing images of artworks, resumes and artist statements, submitting through a commercial gallery, application tips, expert panel assessment. Please RSVP to elizabeth.capak@yahoo.ca by March 3rd if you are able to attend. 
Member News

Welcome to our section offering news about our members. We would love to publish any news you would like to share regarding your art career. Please send us your information 3 weeks in advance. News may be edited due to space restrictions.
Houses/Homes: Neighbourhood Scenes and Stories, is a collaboration: large charcoal and chalk pastel drawings of Garneau neighbourhood homes by Edmonton artist Wendy Gervais, beautifully written narratives by Garneau writer/poet, Shirley Serviss, fictionalized from the stories told by Garneau residents. On hand as well is historical writing by Edmonton's distinguished historian Ken Tingley. View the exhibition at the McMullen Gallery in the University of Alberta Hospital (main floor) in Edmonton until March 16.
Calgary artist Linda Hawke is exhibiting her work with This is My City, a not-for-profit multi-disciplinary arts program that brings the artistic expressions of Calgary’s homelessness and marginalized citizens to a new level of public engagement. View her work in the Windows Galleries of the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts in Calgary until March 28, 2014.
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Closed February 15, 2014.

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2013-2014 Board Members:
John R. Maywood, President
Sherri Chaba, Vice President
Glenda Dennis, Treasurer
Paul Freeman, Secretary
Paddy Lamb, CARFAC Representative
Val Smyth, Executive Member at Large
Brenda Kim Christiansen, Casino Chairperson
Joe Clare, Director
Sydney Lancaster, Advocacy Director
Carli Castle, Director
Gisa Mayer, Director
Heather Huston, Director
Grace Prospero, Director

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