Call for Submissions

 

 

Call for Submissions

Project:  Commission of Artwork, The Mary MacDonald Award (The EVA Awards)

Date of Call:  February 9th, 2018

To:   VANL-CARFAC Membership

 

Description:       

VANL-CARFAC is looking to engage an artist to produce an original work to be presented as the prize for the Mary MacDonald Award (formerly the Kippy Goins Award).  This award is one of five awards to be presented annually as part of the EVA Awards (Excellence in Visual Art Awards). Offset reproductions will not be considered.

 

Eligibility:           

Artists submitting proposals must be up-to-date members of VANL-CARFAC. Individuals may become members at the time of submission. Please, contact the VANL-CARFAC office for details.

 

Evaluation:         

1. The artwork must take into account the purpose behind the award, which is meant to honour an individual, group or organization whose efforts have helped to sustain and build the visual arts sector.

2. The artworks must be small in scale. As a rough guideline for applicants, we suggest that you keep proposed works within range of the following measurements:

  • two-dimensional and framed works, approx. 11” x 17”
  • three-dimensional works, approx. 1 ft. sq.

3. The visual artists currently sitting on the VANL-CARFAC EVA Committee will serve as the selection committee to evaluate all proposals and select the artist for this commission.

 

Submissions:     

Submissions can be made electronically via email to vanlcarfac@gmail.com (with ‘Mary MacDonald Artwork submission’ in the subject line), or mailed or delivered by hand to VANL-CARFAC, 59 Duckworth St., St. John’s NL, A1C 1E6. All submissions must include the following materials:

  • a written project description, no more than one (1) page in length, stating visual art medium, materials, approximate size and concept of the proposed final artworks.
  • a sketch or some form of visual representation of the concept
  • the artist’s CV
  • up to 10 images, saved as JPEGs, on a PC-compatible CDR or sent via email, of past work (Original artwork will not be accepted.) This should be accompanied by a numbered image list with image title, size and medium, and the JPEG titles should include the artist name and image number (e. Smith_01).

 

Deadline for Proposals: February 28th, 2018

Selection of Artist: March 15th, 2018

Final Project Delivery Date: May 15th, 2018

 

Fee:                          

Artist fee of $750.00 (firm) to be paid for the completed artwork, payable once the artwork has been delivered. Any shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist.

Please note that VANL-CARFAC retains the right to photograph the artworks in the context of the EVA Awards Ceremony, for the purposes of display in own website, newsletter and other organization materials, including newspaper advertisements congratulating the winner of the award. The artist will be credited in all instances where the image may appear. We will not sell or licence images of the artworks for use by any other organization.

 

For more information about the EVA Awards program, you can view program information online at www.vanl-carfac.com or contact the VANL-CARFAC office by phone at 1-877-738-7303 or email, at vanlcarfac@gmail.com


1-100 Fundraising Campaign

1 to 100!

One hundred numbers – One hundred donors

 

Whether you can donate 1 dollar or 100 dollars, we are looking for supporters to fill the board with 100 donations for this year’s EVA awards!

The Excellence in Visual Arts Awards celebrate the achievements of Newfoundland and Labrador’s visual artists and recognize the significant contribution the visual arts make to the vibrant and dynamic culture of the province.   The EVA awards are only possible with the support and generosity of the community, and whether you can contribute a little or a lot, every donation will help to support and celebrate our visual artists, our arts writers and the visual arts community.

To select a spot on the board and make your donation, click on the link below! 

http://vanl-carfac.com/eva-awards/1-100-fundraiser/


Pivotal Point 2017 Recipient – April White


Professional Development Event: “Building Momentum: Strategies to Build and Sustain a Visual Arts Career in Western Newfoundland.

 
As part of the CARFAC National lecture series “Building Your Career “, VANL-CARFAC invites you to the session “Building Momentum: strategies to build and sustain a visual arts career in Western Newfoundland.” Arts communities across Canada are more connected than they have ever been before, but navigating opportunities from remote locations, for emerging and/or relocated artists, can be challenging.
 
Time and Place: Wednesday the 15th, 7pm – 8:30 in Room FA 224, the Fine Arts Building, Grenfell Campus
 
Corner Brook-based artist and educator D’Arcy Wilson will offer tips and strategies for building your visual arts career in Newfoundland, while staying connected to a national arts community. The presentation will lead into a Q&A and discussion for sharing perspectives and experiences. All are welcome, but please note that this event is geared towards visual artists working outside of a commercial practice.
 
Building Your Career is part of a national presentation series, co-hosted by CARFAC National, with funds provided by the Access Copyright Foundation 
 
D’Arcy Wilson
 
DArcy Wilson (MFA University of Calgary ’08, BFA Mount Allison University ’05) is an interdisciplinary artist who has collaborated with wildlife rehabilitation centers, natural history museums, school choirs, and more. She has participated in numerous artist residencies and exhibitions across Canada, most recently exhibiting her work at The Rooms (St. John’s, NL), the Owens Art Gallery (Sackville, NB), Cape Breton University Art Gallery (Sydney, NS) and Galerie d‘art Louise-et-Reuban-Cohen (University of Moncton, NB). In 2016 she curated Saltbox Contemporary Arts Festival at the Grenfell Art Gallery, in Corner Brook, NL. DArcy is based in Corner Brook, where she is Assistant Professor in the Visual Arts Program at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus.
  
 
 
 

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