3rd Annual Post Art Fundraiser!

You are invited to VANL-CARFAC’s 3rd Annual Post Art Fundraiser!

The Post Art Fundraiser is back! The Post Art Fundraiser is a great excuse to get inspired, have some fun, and share your creations with others! Send your artwork on a journey to three other Post Art participants and receive three original artworks in the mail! Participation is simple – just follow the steps below:


Step 1: E-mail Pepa Chan (vanl.postart@gmail.com) your mailing address and donation amount (Suggested $10.00). She will be taking addresses until Thursday April 30th. (More details below)

Step 2: Each person is responsible for creating three small original (mail size) artworks. (More details below)

Step 3: You will receive an e-mail with three addresses where you will be expected to mail your artworks. The artworks must be mailed NO LATER than Saturday May 30th (Please!!)

Step 4: You will receive up to three artworks in the mail from three different artists!



Donation: Donations can be made by drop-off (to the VANL office), email transfer, regular mail or through Paypal. Whatever works best for you! However, please let Pepa know when you send your address how you would like to donate. She will reply to each message, so if you do not get a reply in a few days please contact her again. All money raised will go to support VANL-CARFAC (www.vanl-carfac.com)

Sizes: 3 1/2″ x 5″ (Standard postcard ) and maximum 11″ x 14″. Mailing rates will vary, depending on the weight of the work and its destination.

Medium: Be creative. Drawing, painting, textile art, photography, sound art, collage!

Note: If you do participate in this event please honour the commitment and be sure to mail your three works. This fundraiser is based on a collective act of good faith, and the organizers cannot be held responsible for art that isn’t sent. However, we also have a few participants making extra so hopefully no one should be left empty handed.

Thanks for your support!

Donate here!


2015 EVA Awards – Call for Nominations Now Open!



VANL-CARFAC Now Accepting Nominations for 2015 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards!

All artists in the province are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards.  There are five categories for this year’s ceremony, including: the Long Haul Award for lifetime achievement; the Large Year Award, for an artist who has had an exceptional year; the Emerging Artist Award; the Kippy Goins Award, which recognizes an individual or organization who has helped the growth of the sector; and the Critical Eye Award, which recognizes a visual arts writer for an exceptional piece of writing on an NL artist in any print or online publication worldwide.

 Cash prizes of $1000 are attached to the awards, except the Kippy Goins, whose recipient receives an original artwork, this year by artist Mike Gough.

Applications must be received or postmarked by 5 pm, April 1st. Application forms and full rules can be found here.

As the only awards program solely dedicated to celebrating the achievements of this province’s visual artists, the EVA Awards have become an exciting part of the annual cultural activities in this province. With previous winners from Grand Falls-Windsor, St. John’s, Corner Brook, Pouch Cove and Robinsons, this awards program recognizes excellence province-wide.

For more information about the EVA Awards, please contact Kathy Oke at 1-877-738-7303 or vanlcarfac@gmail.com.

Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

Project:  Commission of Artworks, Kippy Goins Award (EVA Awards)

Date: November 21st 2014

To: VANL-CARFAC Membership


VANL-CARFAC is looking to engage an artist to produce a series of 3 original works or a series of three (3) original fine art multiples (includes fine art prints, castings, photographs, etc.) for the purpose of giving a gift annually to one Kippy Goins Award winner. This award is one of five awards to be presented annually as part of the EVA Awards (Excellence in Visual Art Awards). The commissioned works will be given each year for the next three years of the EVA Awards program. Offset reproductions will not be considered.


Artists submitting proposals must be paid-up members of VANL-CARFAC. Individuals may become members at the time of submission. Contact the VANL-CARFAC office for details.


1. The artwork(s) must take into account the concept or purpose behind the award. The award, so named for the small pieces of wood one throws on a fire to “keep it going”, 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 can be made electronically via email to vanlcarfac@gmail.com (with ‘Kippy Goins 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  (i.e. Smith_01).



Deadline for Proposals: December 12th, 2014

Selection of Artist: January 5th, 2015

Final Project Delivery Date: April 30th, 2015



Artist fee of $1,500.00 (firm) to be paid for the group of three (3) completed artworks, payable once the artworks have 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





Recipient of the Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant Announced

Visual Artist, Joe Fowler, Awarded $5000 for Upcoming Project


For Immediate Release


St. John’s, NL – October 31, 2014 – Cox & Palmer and Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) are pleased to announce that Joe Fowler, a visual artist from Corner Brook, is the recipient of the inaugural Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant.

Mr. Fowler, who is currently based in St. John’s, will receive the $5000 grant in support of his upcoming project “Object Says No”—a series of interactive electronic sculptures based on household devices.

“We are so pleased to congratulate Mr. Fowler on being the first recipient of the Pivotal Point Grant,” says Paul McDonald, partner at Cox & Palmer. “He is a great example of the valuable contribution visual artists make to the dynamic culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. This grant will help grow his body of work, further advancing his career and the arts and culture of our province.”

The Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant is a new funding opportunity offered through VANL-CARFAC for visual artists in Newfoundland and Labrador. It was created to provide financial support for working visual artists who have reached a crucial point in their artistic career and to allow them to evolve their practice and develop their reputation and visibility within the art world.

“This grant will provide Mr. Fowler him with an exceptional opportunity to further his artistic endeavors.” a member of the VANL-CARAFAC jury said. “He is an exciting new voice in the Newfoundland arts community.”

Applications for the Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant were peer-reviewed through a competitive jurying process.

For media enquiries, please contact VANL-CARFAC’s Program Co-ordinator, Kathy Oke, at vanlcarfac@gmail.com or (709)-738-7303.