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Coming Up in the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery
Alexandra Haeseker, "Survivors: Builder", UV ink on synthetic paper
 
Alexandra Haeseker and Derek Besant: SURVIVORS and FIFTEEN RESTLESS NIGHTS
September 12 – October 19, 2013 Visual Arts Alberta Gallery
 
In her SURVIVORS series, Haeseker continues her exploration of the isolation of the human figure. The series has been presented this year at The Museé de Beaux Arts in Liège, Belgium, and at MODEM Museum of Contemporary Art in Debrecen, Hungary.
 
FIFTEEN RESTLESS NIGHTS showcased at Nuit Blanche 2012, in Paris, France at the Canadian Cultural Centre and again at MOCA, Calgary. Besant explores the nuance of the interior space of the motel room. His work reflects and synchronizes ordinary objects and the invisible world around us.

Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, September 12 from 7-9:30 pm at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton.

Call for Submissions
Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC accepts submissions from Alberta artists or artists with close ties to the Alberta community. Artist groups and individuals are encouraged to apply as well as curators with specific exhibition proposals. 

Currently, we are accepting submissions for mid 2014-2015 programming. The deadline for submissions is: 4:00 pm on Friday, September 27, 2013. For more information, check out the details on our website here.
Vote for the People's Choice Award!! 
Open Photo Open Digital 2013 is currently showing at the Kaasa Gallery in the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton. Make sure to check it out and cast your vote for the McBain Camera People's Choice Award! Kaasa Gallery hours are: Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and during performances. Appointments to see the work outside of these hours can be made by contacting: tarryn.koll@gov.ab.ca.
Art around Alberta...
In Calgary:
Rescued Paintings
Dale Kirschenman

An exhibition and sale of paintings by Calgary artist Dale Kirschenman restored from the 2013 Alberta flood with a portion of the proceeds donated to various Alberta relief organizations. Sunday, September 15th, 2013 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm at King Edward (1720 - 30th Ave. SW - Marda Loop area).  Please come to the south door off 30th Ave. King Edward has generously donated the space for the paintings to be repaired and exhibited. 
In Edmonton:
Ramble in the Bramble
Various Artists

Stumble upon art as you ramble through the trees and shrubs of Edmonton’s river valley.  Ramble in the Bramble is an environmentally inspired transitory public art exhibit that takes over Whitemud Park September 6-27, 2013. Ramble in the Bramble opens on September 6 @ 6:00 pm at Whitemud Creek Park (13204 Fox Drive).

The Alfred H. Savage Centre serves as the gathering point for this celebration that will include guided tours of the site and a chance to meet and mingle with the artists. Ramble in the Bramble is created by:
Alma Visscher
Jes McCoy
Tiffany Shaw-Collinge
Leslie Sharpe
Sherri Chaba
Amy Malbeuf
Rachelle Bowen & Mackenzy Albright
Jason Troock and Ben Good  (Audio Tour)

Visit them online here.

In Sherwood Park:
Rules of Play
Margaret Witschl

From September 13- October 27, 2013, view Margaret Witschl's new work at Gallery @ 501. Witschl’s work explores the legacies of the Surrealist movement, producing a body of work  which explores the expression of anxiety within the context of contemporary Surrealism. The work focuses on two aspects of Surrealist interest – collage and games.

Join Witschl for the opening reception on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 7 pm. Gallery @ 501 is located at #120, 501 Festival Avenue in Sherwood Park.

Opportunities and Events...
In Lethbridge: Writing Workshop with Meeka Walsh
Are you interested in honing your art writing skills?  The Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG) is currently accepting writing samples for their upcoming Writing Workshop with Border Crossings Editor Meeka Walsh. Join them on Saturday, September 28 from 11 AM to 3 PM. Registration deadline is September 25, 2013. The fee for the workshop is $20 | $15 for SAAG members.  

Participants of the workshop are invited to submit samples of their own writing to be reviewed and edited by Meeka - this exercise will also form the foundation of the workshop.  Submissions may be sent to Meeka Walsh by emailing editor@bordercrossingsmag.com with the subject heading, SAAG Writing Workshop 2013.  Writing samples should be submitted no later than September 13, 2013

In Edmonton: VISUAL ART + SILVERSMITHING  INSTRUCTORS: The City Arts Centre is looking for Visual Art Instructors. Instructors should be adventurous with media combinations, methods and subject matter and have a good grasp of their chosen skill as it relates to visual fundamentals and design. Previous teaching experience preferred. The deadline is Sept 30, 2013. Resumes and CV’s can be sent to the City Arts Centre, 10943-84 Avenue, T6G 0V5 or e-mail (ruth-anne.french@edmonton.ca)

As we consider our cultural votes...

"In the lead-up to the election in Australia, artists are asking why political support for the visual arts is relatively invisible? Its absence is surprising given that visual arts and crafts is the most popular form of creative activity by Australians, with almost 40% participating in a visual arts and craft event, attendance at galleries on the rise and 43% of children involved outside of school hours. Yet none of the political parties has delivered a coherent policy for Australia which demonstrates long term developmental investment in the visual arts." Read the full article by Tamara Witikoff on ArtsHub online here.

With the upcoming municipal elections in Alberta, check out what Artsvote in Calgary and PACE in Edmonton are doing to generate discussion about this issue.
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Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC:
3rd Fl., 10215-112 St.

Chris W. Carson,
Executive Director
Sharon Moore-Foster,
Program & Development Coordinator
Wenda Salomons/Leona Olausen,
Assistant to the Director
Graeme Dearden,
Communication Assistant
Kim BruceWeb Master



Visual Arts Alberta~CARFAC
2012-2013 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, Director
Joe Clare, Director
Sydney Lancaster, Advocacy Director
Grace Prospero, Director, ACACA Representative
Teresa Tam, Director, ACADSA Representative



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