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Flood Relief
Artists and arts organizations affected by the 2013 Alberta floods can now apply for relief funding through the Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund. The program is intended to cover short- to mid-term needs such as unrecoverable costs, art restoration costs and unrealized revenues. Applications will be accepted until September 9. For more information or to apply for funding, visit Alberta Arts Rebuild online
Are you thinking of applying for relief funds? Do you have questions about what kinds of expenses are eligible or how to apply? Calgary Arts Development, on behalf of the Alberta Arts Rebuild partners, is pleased to host three free information sessions where you can learn about the program and ask any questions you may have.
Calgary: Friday, August 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Calgary: Monday, August 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Webinar: Tuesday, August 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

ART around Alberta...

In Edmonton:
Alberta Farm Women 
Dawn Saunders Dahl

The Gallery at Milner in the lobby of the Stanley Milner Library is hosting an exhibition of photographs and paintings by Alberta artist Dawn Saunders Dahl. The exhibit is up from September 3-30, 2013.

In Grande Prairie:
Urban Vernacular
Laura St. Pierre

This exhibition includes two photographs from an ongoing project titled Urban Vernacular. This sculptural/photographic project imagines a series of cobbled-together structures located on the fringes of urban space. Located in urban “junkscapes”, such as vacant lots or loading docks behind big-box stores, the assemblages encroach upon existing architectural elements and absorb nearby debris. 
View Urban Vernacular at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie until September 30, 2013.

In Banff:
Various Artists

Pleinairism brings together a selection of paintings, works on paper, and moving images by artists who are rarely associated with plein air practice. The exhibition questions what forms plein air practices may take at this moment and how this traditional way of working operates in relation to the proliferation of new media in the contemporary art world. 
View Pleinairism at the Walter Phillips Gallery in the Banff Centre for the Arts until September 15, 2013. More information is available online here.

Visual Arts Alberta News
Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC is once again joining with the Jubilee Auditoria to exhibit the winning submissions from 2013 Open Photo Open Digital. An Alberta-wide call for photographic or digital works yielded submissions from all over the province. The winning submissions will be on display in the Kaasa Gallery in Edmonton (Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium) from August 30-October 11, 2013 and then moves to Calgary (Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium) from October 18-November 30, 2013. Join us for the Edmonton reception on Friday, August 30 from 6-8 pm and in Calgary on Friday, November 8 from 7-9 pm. Cast your vote for the McBain Camera People's Choice Award!

Coming Up in the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton: The Art and Life Foundation is once again partnering with the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery this fall. Survivors and Fifteen Sleepless Nights features the work of life partners and artists Derek Besant and Alexandra Haeseker. The exhibition runs from September 12-October 19, 2013 with an opening reception planned for Thursday, September 12 from 7-9:30 pm. Details to follow.
Above: Alexandra Haeseker's "Survivor's Cellphone" from the upcoming exhibit.
Opportunities & Events
In Okotoks: Saturday, August 31 from 10-4 pm. Mark your calendars and come on down to Olde Towne Okotoks. They’re blocking off the street in front of the Art Gallery (53 North Railway St) for a one final day of fun before the end of the summer season! Enjoy a full day of live stage entertainment, featuring Miranda Martini, Big Jim Lewis, Lyndsay Butler, Tamara Boivin (Zumbatomic), Calum Graham and Darren Johnson. Plus shop and meet local artists at the outdoor art market, enjoy food, including a patio luncheon at Bistro Provence, and kids can enjoy crafts on the lawn of the art gallery or Adventures in the Attic at the museum. Held in conjunction with Okotoks Chili Fest. 

In Edmonton: Drink & Draw: Drawzilla
SNAP is excited to invite the public to Drink & Draw, a new series of community get-togethers taking place in their printshop on Jasper Ave. 
Their first ever Drink & Draw event, “Drawzilla” premiers on August 24th. This month’s theme is rooted in the infamous Japanese Kaiju monster films. Participants will be able to draw handmade monsters rampaging through miniature cities in SNAP‘s printshop. All that people need to bring is their own paper and drawing materials, and SNAP will supply refreshing beverages to feed inspiration. Music to inspire will be supplied by DJ Wijit who will play records alongside a queue of horror films.
Entrance to this event is free! Doors are open from 6 pm until 10pm. Visit SNAP online for more.
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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, Director
Joe Clare, Director
Sydney Lancaster, Advocacy Director
Teresa Tam, Director
Grace Prospero, ACACA Representative

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