Thursday, December 27, 2007

Chameleon Nation Call to Artists

Chameleon Nation - Creative Emporium is trying to reach as many artists as possible in a call for submissions for 2008. We are looking for artists of all mediums and ranges of experience. All we need is a resume, 10-20 images on disc and a stamped return envelope if the artist would like their materials back.
Please contact Kate Graff
Gallery Assistant, Chameleon Nation - Creative Emporium
112 Princess St., Kingston, On
613 545-0832


Grand Theatre Building Improvement Update for December 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Cantabile Choirs of Kingston release their sixth recording: MIDWINTER

Six choirs that total 250 voices combine with organ, piano and several guest instrumentalists in a wealth of Christmas and seasonal music. Less familiarcontemporary works are woven together with more traditional works as well aspopular carols.
CDs are available from Quarry Medical Pharmacy (Princess & Wellington),Indigo, Chapters, or through the Cantabile office 613-542-9616 ex 24 or order online [email protected] .
For further information on the choirs please visit:

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THEATRE DIRECT CANADA Call for Submissions

OAC CREATORS RESERVE 2007/2008Call for Submissions
Theatre Direct is currently accepting Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Creators’ Reserve applications. The OAC Theatre Creators’ Reserve program assists Ontario-based professional theatre creators, and informal collectives of creators, by funding them to create work. This is a third-party recommender program. Applications are made to and funding decisions are made by the theatre.
For more information about Theatre Direct please see their website
If you have further questions about the Creators’ Reserve please feel free to contact Associate Artist Lisa Codrington at [email protected] or at 416-537-4191 ext: 224.
Theatre Direct Canada aims to engage young people through compelling, inventive and uncompromising theatre. Our major area of focus is the development, production and presentation of Canadian plays, which provoke, challenge, question and empower our audience.
We believe that young people are capable, and indeed deserving of experiencing complex theatre both in content and presentation. Our productions often push theatrical boundaries toward inter-disciplinary and multidisciplinary work. Because we have faith in a young person’s ability to contemplate difficult subject matter or issues, we never shy away from uncomfortable material and strive to speak directly to our audience in a way that avoids preaching or lecturing.
We welcome OAC Creators’ Reserve proposals that explore a variety of styles, art forms and perspectives. We are interested in supporting work that challenges traditional styles of theatre and performance for young people like dance, puppetry, music, site specific work, sound and image based work and storytelling. We are also interested in supporting work and artists that reflect a diversity of perspectives. For example works from a disability perspective, a culturally diverse perspective or works that are linguistically, geographically and physically diverse.
Writers wishing to receive support from the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Creator's Reserve Program are encouraged to visit the OAC website for the program form and to submit a bio/resume, one-page proposal outlining their specific request accompanied by an excerpt of the work in progress and/or a writing sample. All applicants will be contacted for a telephone or in-person meeting. Applications are reviewed and recommendations will be made from September 15, 2007 to January 15, 2008.
Submission Package should be mailed or dropped off to:
Lisa Codrington
Associate Artist
RE: OAC Creators’ Reserve
Theatre Direct Canada
720 Bathurst Street, #412
Toronto ON M5S 2R4

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The Friends of Bon Echo Park invite all nature artists to the Bon Echo Art Exhibition & Sale at Bon Echo Provincial Park, Hwy.41, Cloyne, ON. The theme of this juried exhibition of original art is about Canadian Nature, Wildlife, or Countryside, and will take place on July 25, 26, 27, 2008.
Deadline for applications: February 29, 2008.
For Applications & Information: Derek Maggs, Executive Director, Friends of Bon Echo Park, 16151 Hwy. 41, RR#1, Cloyne , ON, K0H 1K0
Phone: 613-336-0830
Email: [email protected] Website:

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Bend, Fold, Manipulate: Call for Entries

a Fibre Artist Exhibition that will be held at the ACA Gallery, May 2008.
Curated by Gallery Artist, Mary Kroetsch (
ACA Gallery ( believes that art should not be separated from other cultural values, social justice, caring for others and for our beautiful planet. To support this belief, portions of commission collected from sales is contributed to special grass roots projects.
Deadline for entries: March 14, 2008.
For a full Curatorial Statement and additional details, contact Mary Kroetsch at [email protected]

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Call for Pastel Artists

The organization Pastel Artists.Ca (formerly known as Pastel Artists of Canada) invites you to apply for our signature designation of Master Pastellist.The MPAC, Master of Pastel Artists Canada, designation is awarded biennially to pastel artists who have demonstrated work of a consistently high quality, displaying originality and personal vision. It is PAC's highest award for accomplished artists.
Deadline: March 31, 2008
For more information: [email protected]


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Call for Submissions - The Artel

Deadline for proposals: January 7, 2008
THE ARTEL announces eight exhibition opportunities in 2008 under the title Welcome HERE. This call is open to proposals from emerging artists currently or formally living in Kingston Ontario and the surrounding communities, and is also open to artists with other kinds of connections to the Greater Kingston area.

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The Kingston Prize winners for 2007

The exhibition of thirty finalists for the Kingston Prize, Canada's National Portrait Competition was held from 5-27 October at the Firehall theatre in Gananoque. The winners chosen by the Jury were announced at a Gala Preview held on 4 October. The winner of The Kingston Prize of $10,000, presented by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, was Joshua Choi, presently living in Surrey B.C. Honourable Mentions were awarded to Miklos Legrady and Jennifer Walton, both of Toronto. The People’s Choice prize, decided on the basis of ballots received during the exhibition, was won by Paul Robert Turner, also of Toronto.

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City of Kingston Arts Fund Official Announcement of the Grant Results

Stay tuned for details about the 2008 grants!


'Made 4 You' Store Opened by Local Artists

This holiday season buy local from Made 4 You and get original, hand-made products that your friends and family will adore!
You've heard of the 100-Mile Diet? Now try 100-Mile holiday shopping; local products by Kingston artists!
Frustrated by the lack of retail spaces in which to sell their work amidst the annual flood of Christmas shoppers, a collective of Kingston artisans have pooled their finances and creativity to open a holiday-season shop located in the lower level of 122 Princess Street called Made 4 You.
"Last year we tested the waters by having a space in the back of Very Shari's old location on Princess Street", said collective member Mary Anne Lawless. "Customers were so happy to find a shop of locally handmade gifts. Now we have a bigger place and our group has grown to 15 members plus consignees."
At Made 4 You, shoppers will find an amazing variety of unique, quality hand-crafted merchandise including clothing and accessories for all ages, functional and decorative pottery and glassware, chain maille, textile art, jewelry, photography, Victorian reproduction Christmas ornaments and so much more. In keeping with the trend to support our local economy, and to encourage the development of Kingston's unique cultural identity the Made 4 You collective is especially well suited to the conscientious shopper. Future plans for growth include studio space and workshops.

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