Job Opportunity with Visual Artists Newfoundland & Labrador (VANL-CARFAC): Program Coordinator

 

Position: Program Coordinator

Qualifications

  • Completion of a visual arts related degree from a post secondary institution, or the equivalent in professional experience in visual arts or a related field.
  • Some experience or specific interest in arts advocacy/policy.
  • Organized, deadline oriented and a self starter.

Job Description:

VANL-CARFAC is the primary umbrella advocacy organization for the visual arts sector in Newfoundland and Labrador and as a member’s based group, VANL-CARFAC’s official motto is “artists working for artists.”  

The program coordinator will tasked with maintaining the VANL-CARFAC office and will serve as the primary contact for members and for non-member artists and organizations.  In this capacity the coordinator will be required to address individual concerns of artist members, locate and dispense the information and resources they may need and/or filter appropriate calls/emails to the Executive Director, the board or committee chairs.

 In addition the Program Coordinator is responsible for (but not limited to) the following duties:

  • producing the weekly E-Bulletin highlighting exhibitions, gathering news from the visual arts sector, residencies and job opportunities, and sending it to the VANL membership.
  • Bi-weekly bookkeeping, processing memberships and keeping the artist member databases current
  • send membership/information packages to new members.
  • co-ordinate with the Executive Director on all events and programming for the organization as they occur over the course of the year: including the Excellence in Visual Arts Awards, annual general meeting, board meetings, Professional Development workshops, Artist Talks, etc. and work with necessary committees to actualize all details of these programs..
  • maintain updated media, gallery and patron contact lists as well as artist’s websites.

 

This is a 30 hour a week position.

 

Deadline for application: August 4th 2017

 

For more information, or to email a resume and cover letter please contact: (toll free) 1-877-738-7303 & vanlcarfac@gmail.com

 

Resumes & cover letters can also be mailed or delivered in person to:

Visual Artists Newfoundland & Labrador (VANL-CARFAC)

59 Duckworth St. (Devon House, 3rd Floor)

St. John’s, NL

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Press Release: VANL-CARFAC Thanks Vicky Chainey Gagnon & The Rooms Art Gallery (NL)

VANL-CARFAC would like to acknowledge the departure of Vicky Chainey Gagnon as Director and chief curator for The Rooms.   During her three years in Newfoundland and Labrador, Chainey Gagnon has become known as a director who was committed to the province’s artists and visual arts community. She was engaged and supportive of artists working in all media, and at all levels of practice–emerging artists to senior artists to gallerists. As Director of the Art Gallery, she intelligently led her team in the production of top-quality, critically rigorous programming that recognized and celebrated the province’s role in a global cultural conversation, while always maintaining respect for its history and community.

VANL-CARFAC has received assurances from The Rooms CEO, Dean Brinton, that this upcoming personnel change will not affect or interrupt the gallery’s future programming.  We have been informed that a national search for the new gallery director will take place within six months, to find and appoint a candidate who will have the professional and curatorial experience essential to the gallery’s operation, and in accordance with the requirements of federal funding bodies.    

We would like to thank Vicky Chainey Gagnon for her work, her contribution to the province’s visual arts community, and wish her the best of luck in her new position as the Executive Director of the Campbell River Art Gallery.  We also thank the Art Gallery staff for their hard work and their dedication to supporting the local arts community.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator, Tessa Graham at vanlcarfac@gmail.com or 709-738-7303.

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12th Annual EVA Award Winners, 2017

 

Winners announced for the 2017 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

For immediate release:

  1. JOHN’S NL: The twelfth annual Excellence in Visual Arts Awards took place on May 26th at the Rooms, St. Johns, Newfoundland. The event was hosted by Sheilagh O’Leary. The EVA Awards are the only awards program solely dedicated to celebrating the work of the visual artists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Large Year Award celebrates a visual artist who has enjoyed an exceptional year, with at least one exhibition and critical recognition. This year’s Large Year Award 2017 went to Ned Pratt.

The Emerging Artist Award honors the promising start made by an emerging visual artist in the early stages of their career. The Emerging Artist Award 2017 went to St. John’s artist April White. This award was sponsored by Grenfell Campus, Memorial University.

The Kippy Goins Award – so named for the small pieces of wood one throws on a fire to “keep it going” – thanks an individual or organization whose efforts have helped to sustain and build the visual arts sector. The Kippy Goins Award went to the Anne Manuel. This award was sponsored in 2017 by Perfect Day.

The Critical Eye Award celebrates the best piece of critical writing about an NL artist in any print or online publication worldwide. This year’s winner was Mireille Eagan.

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Program Coordinator, Tessa Graham at vanlcarfac@gmail.com or 709-738-7303.

The EVA Awards are a Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador initiative.

 

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Shortlists announced for 2017 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

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Shortlists announced for 2017 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

ST. JOHN’S NL:  The twelfth annual Excellence in Visual Arts Awards will take place on May 26th at The Rooms, St. John’s, Newfoundland. The EVA Awards are the only awards program solely dedicated to celebrating the visual arts culture of Newfoundland and Labrador.
 
This year’s EVA Awards jury reviewed submissions from across the province, representing a wide spectrum of artistic mediums and styles.  Below are the short lists for this year.
 
The Emerging Artist Award honours the promising start made by an emerging visual artist in the early stages of their career. Sponsored in 2017 by Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. Prize: $2000
 
The Emerging Artist Award Shortlist
Jessie Donaldson
Virginia Mitford
April White
 
The Large Year Award celebrates a visual artist who has enjoyed an exceptional year, with at least one exhibition and critical recognition. Prize: $2000.
 
The Large Year Award Shortlist
Jason Penney
Ned Pratt
D’Arcy Wilson
 
The Kippy Goins Award – so named for the small pieces of wood one throws on a fire to “keep it going” – thanks an individual or organization whose efforts have helped to sustain and build the visual arts sector.  Sponsored in 2017 by Perfect Day. Prize: original artwork by Mike Gough.
 
The Kippy Goins Award Shortlist          
Mary MacDonald
Anne Manuel
 
The Critical Eye Award recognizes a visual arts writer for an exceptional piece of writing on a NL artist in any print or online publication worldwide.  Prize: $2000.
 
The Critical Eye Award Shortlist 
Mireille Eagan
Mary MacDonald
Penelope Smart
 
For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Program Coordinator, Tessa Graham at vanlcarfac@gmail.com or 709-738-7303. A limited number of seats for the ceremony will be available to the public. To be put on the seating list, please contact the VANL office.
 
The EVA Awards are a Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador initiative.
 

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