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News from your provincial CARFAC affiliate...
Visual Arts Alberta - CARFAC made a statement at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival this past weekend. That's Paddy Lamb on left (CARFAC National's Alberta Rep) and Sydney Lancaster on right (Visual Art Alberta - CARFAC's Advocacy Director). They had lots of interesting conversations sparked by the text on their shirts. Just imagine the conversations that could happen if all Alberta artists wore one of these...
You can still pick yours up in our gallery for $30! Hours are listed below.
Need extended health care insurance?
Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC members can take advantage of a group plan offered through AFBS - the Arts and Entertainment Plan. This plan offers Drug, Health, Dental, Life and Travel Insurance. Visit http://www.artsandentertainmentplan.ca/ for information on this plan. To enroll as a group member, you will need to photocopy your Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC membership card.
And upcoming this fall, Assurart (experts in understanding the needs of studio or liability insurance for artists) will be made available to artists in Alberta. Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC members will receive a 15% discount. This is another reason for maintaining your membership in Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC and encouraging your artist friends to take out a membership!
Member News - This section offers 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.
  • Gisa Mayer's work will be on display at the Bugera Matheson Gallery (10345 124 St in Edmonton) along with work by Tanya Kirouac and Monica Shelton. "Endless Summer" runs from Aug 21 - Sept 4, 2014 with an Artist Reception on Fri Aug 22 from 6- 9pm & Sat Aug 23 from 1- 4pm. One of Mayer's pieces is featured below:
  • Check out Paul Boultbee's upcoming work in one of the front windows of Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR. "Monument" is an installation of approximately 150 hand-built, sawdust-fired ceramic pieces based on Shelley's poem "Ozymandias". It reflects on humanity's need for memorials and the impermanence of said memorials. The Gallery's hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11-5. Since the work will be in one of the front windows it is available for viewing 24 hours a day from September 1 to September 26.
Art around Alberta...
In Medicine Hat:
Rory Mahony

Rory Mahony’s "L O O P" is a mesmerizing and poetic yet wryly humorous exhibition of photographs and multi-channel video projections with sound. Mahony has been deeply engaged with photographic portraiture throughout his artistic career, and in this new work presents moving portraits which are mirrored, layered, and mutable, to create an allusive – and elusive – amalgam of impressions for the viewer. View L O O P at the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre (401 First Street SE in Medicine Hat) from August 23- October 4, 2014. Visit the Esplanade online for more information.
In Banff:
Be Mysterious
Various Artists

"Be Mysterious" is a survey of recent sculpture by Canadian and international artists, who invert the practicality of commonplace things. Accentuating the sensual and physical qualities above their use, these artworks go beyond appearances and allow for the development of alternate relationships with and among objects. "Be Mysterious" is up at The Walter Phillips Gallery in the Banff Centre for the Arts until October 19. Public tours are offered every Thursday at 7 p.m.
Opportunities and Events
  • In Edmonton: Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta is looking for an artist to create a piece of art using handmade quilts as a medium! They are planning a benefit dinner scheduled to take place at Lux Steakhouse and Bar on September 28th.They are hoping to have a piece of art created from quilts that the artist can select from their supply (they have a few hundred). This piece would then be displayed at the event, with the hope that the individual quilts used to create the piece could be auctioned off, or perhaps the piece in its entirety. All of the money raised would go to RMHNA and so they are asking to receive this piece pro-bono. If this opportunity is something you would be interested in, please contact Theo or Rebecca at Rss@RMHNorthernAlberta.org or by phone at 780-439-5437 ext. 206 by the 22nd of August, 2014.
  • In Calgary: EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts is proud to partner with the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society and Casa (Lethbridge) to present a selection of short films.
    From August 22 – November 13, three short films will be presented, Long Tracer created by Nika Blasser, Spectator or Storyteller created by Jenna Braid and Accumulated Imperfection created by Aran Wilkinson-Blanc. The Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (GAMA) is an initiative to provide support and ongoing prominent screening space for Alberta media artists and curators.
    View the films on EPCOR CENTRE’s three video monitors in the +15 hallway; second level of Jack Singer Concert Hall west end. For more information, visit epcorcentre.org/GAMA.
  • In London, UK: The London Arts Board is a dis-used municipal notice board on the corner of Peckham Road and Vestry Road, Camberwell. It is now a gallery dedicated to giving emerging artists the chance to have a solo exhibition in London. Contact information as well as photo is available here.
  • In Ottawa: Travel bursaries for The CARFAC National Conference for Visual Artists (see poster below) are still plentiful. Consider applying today!!
Final Thoughts...
Sydney Lancaster (Advocacy Director) came across this article by Dr. Theodore Feder and says, 
“This is a really sound and succinct discussion of the Artist Resale Right/Droit de Suite issue. Although written from the US perspective, it provides a general history of the Resale Right internationally, and basically disassembles all the arguments being raised against its establishment in the US and elsewhere.”
CARFAC wants to bring this resale right to Canada. CARFAC believes that artists should benefit when their artwork is resold on the secondary market (through auction houses and commercial galleries). CARFAC recommends that artists would receive 5% of the resale price in these instances.
If you believe that Artists should be paid for their work you can help by writing your MP, talking to your artist friends about CARFAC and the Artist Resale Right and urging them to join Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC… “We are CARFAC in Alberta”
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Visual Arts Alberta Gallery Hours
Wed-Fri: 10-4 + Sat: 12-4
Closed statutory holidays and holiday weekends.

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC:
3rd Fl., 10215-112 St.

Chris W. Carson,
Executive Director
Sharon Moore-Foster,
Program & Development Coordinator
Leona Olausen/
Wenda Salomons,
Assistant to the Director
Graeme Dearden,
Communication Assistant
Kim BruceWeb Master
Visual Arts Alberta~CARFAC
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
Grace Prospero, Director
Carli Castle, Director
Gisa Mayer, Director
Heather Huston, Director

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