Thursday, April 23, 2009

Call for Artists. All Ontario Juried Art Show

4th Annual ODAC & OMAH All-Ontario Open Juried Art Show

Showing at OMAH from July 2 – August 8, 2009

Opening Reception: July 11, 2009

Theme: Transformation

The Orillia Museum of Art & History and the Orillia & District Arts Council are thrilled to announce that entries are now being accepted at ODAC for the Juried Art Show. Attached is an electronic version of the entry form, application and rules.

For further information please contact

ODAC at 705-329-2333 or OMAH at 705-326-2159

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Kingston Choral Society welcomes new members to join the choir


The Kingston Choral Society - the choral part of the Kingston Symphony family - welcomes new members to join the choir for its 2009-10 season, beginning in September 09. We are a large mixed-voice choir, and we have openings in all voice parts - soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Like all choirs, we especially need tenors.

Our next season includes three concerts with the Kingston Symphony and Maestro Glen Fast: the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms at Kingston Gospel Temple (November 2009); carols and Christmas music at St. George's Cathedral (December 2009); and selections from operas in a star-studded Gala at the Grand Theatre (April 2010). Additional concerts are in the planning stage.

We rehearse Tuesday evenings from September to April in the upstairs hall of Sydenham Street United Church (William and Sydenham), with chorus master Ian Juby and accompanist Clare Gordon. We also enjoy social events.

Entry to the choir is through a simple 10-minute audition with chorus master Ian Juby. Ian concentrates on exploring your vocal potential with you by having you sing back short phrases on vowel sounds. This is in order to place you in the choral section most suited to your voice. There is no sight-reading test or prepared song requirement.

The next auditions will take place in May. For more information and to schedule an audition time, call the Kingston Symphony Office, 613-546-9729, or email [email protected].


CALL FOR ENTRIES: Painting on the Edge

7th Annual

August 18 - September 6, 2009


Entry deadline: June 5, 2009

Opening reception & awards presentation:
Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Federation Gallery

entry form available here.

view prospectus

Painting on the Edge is a juried competition open to all living artists worldwide featuring original paintings, printmaking and drawing media. Abstract, expressive, impressionist or realist styles are welcome.

The name, Painting on the Edge is partly derived from the physical location of Vancouver, BC Canada on the West Coast edge of North America but also from the challenge issued to the artists to push their artistic limits and create extraordinary and unique images.

Successful entries will combine an original subject or concept, feature excellent composition and skillful use of the chosen medium. They will capture the jury’s interest and excite or move the viewer because they represent the artist’s imagination, involvement and sincerity. This year's recognized jury panel is comprised of three innovative, influential artists in the West Coast scene.

The Jurors

Margaretha Bootsma is a professor in the Fine Art Department at Kwantlen polytechnic University in Surrey, British Columbia. Her work explores the subject of the landscape and human intervention in an intuitive manner by manipulating materials such as ink, wax, acrylic paint and earth pigments. Bootsma has exhibited in private and public galleries in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Don Farrell, SFCA is a full member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour and the Royal Society of British Artists and a senior signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Farrell feels that orchestrating compositions is the most important consideration in painting. A composition cannot succeed without knowledge, genuine effort, sincerity and respect for the viewer. He has representation in Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Damian Moppett received his MFA from Concordia University in 1995 and is an alumni of Emily Carr College of Art and Design. Moppett creates work that questions notions of "quality" and concepts of "mastery" in art by attempting to avoid traditional aesthetic and conceptual criteria by which artistic techniques and proficiency are judged. In 2006, he received the VIVA Award.

To see work from past Painting on the Edge exhibitions, click on the links below.

Painting on the Edge 2008

Painting on the Edge 2007

Painting on the Edge 2006

Painting on the Edge 2005

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Call for Artists for The Water Show

Deadline April 21st, 4pm
Submissions to: Lindsey Fair, [email protected] or Greg Van Rossem, [email protected]
Event Details: June 6th, 2-6pm in Greg & Perry's backyard and yoga studio, 11 Livingston Ave, Kingston, ON
This art auction will be like no other in Kingston. It will be a day to raise money for the Minimus Sailing Team ( to compete in the Mini Transat race from France to Brazil with Nathon Baron at the helm; BUT it will also celebrate you as a contributing artist in many ways. You will be encourged to come to the event, enjoy the refreshments, the art and the day in the garden. The art will be inside and under tents outside if weather permits, it will be a relaxed, but lively event with friends and art lovers. Most importantly, each artist will receive 40% of the auction price. Typically artists are asked to outright donate a piece, but in this case, we appreciate you and your art, so we are only asking for a 60% donation. That 60% will go to Nathan's campaign. Artists will be promoted on the printed invite, email invite, race website and programme at the event.
Your submission must have a water theme but can be any media, any size, any format. Please include in your submission an image or two of the piece you will be submitting, the retail price, size and any special mounting instructions.
You will be notified by April 24th if you have been selected to participate in The Water Show.
Lindsey Fair
The Gift Giving Show Back to Nature - April 18 & 19

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Job Opportunities, Calls for Submissions, Training Opportunities

This is a reminder to check CAO's online Forum at for information on Job Opportunities, Calls for Submissions, Training Opportunities and more!
New postings are just up.

Zainab Amadahy
Executive Director
Community Arts Ontario
401 Richmond Street West, Suit 354
Toronto ON M5V 3A8
Toll Free: 1-800-806-2302
Tel: 416-598-1128
Fax: 416-598-4468

New skill development program for artists, in sites across Ontario.

April 9, 2009
Are you an artist working or interested in working in schools or community settings?

Would you like to enhance your arts education skills?

The Royal Conservatory, with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, is pleased to launch a new skill development program for artists in sites across Ontario.

The Artist Educator Skills Development course is for artists who are already engaged in arts education and for those who would like to learn more about arts education. This 30-hour course prepares artists to work in schools and or in community settings. The Ontario Arts Council is making it possible for Ontario artists to take this course for the registration cost of $60.00.

About the Artist Educator Skills Development course
  • The Artist Educator Skills Development course blends educational content and theory with a creative "laboratory" environment.
  • Artists can experiment with applying their arts practice in education.
  • Modules will be presented on subjects such as how people learn at different stages of life, understanding the brain, adult education, and how to develop and structure arts-based lessons that are effective and engaging for learners.
Call or email to reserve your spot!
Registration will proceed on a first-come, first-serve basis upon receipt of the $60 fee. Please note, the Toronto course is full.

Course Modules
  • School Culture and Teacher Culture
  • Merging Teacher and Artist Culture
  • Partnering in the Classroom (planning and partnering with a teacher)
  • Classroom Management, Teaching Tactics and Strategies
  • Ages and Stages
  • Learning Theories (including Multiple Intelligences)
  • Arts Curriculum
  • Social Studies, Science and Math Curriculum
  • Literacy Curriculum
  • Working with Community and Social Service Organizations
  • Lesson Planning
  • The Art of Questioning
  • Regional/Cultural Sensitivities
  • Check for Understanding

To reserve your space and receive further details, please contact:

Nicole Arends
Community Programs Manager
The Royal Conservatory
416-408-2824 ext. 469
[email protected]

For questions related to the Ontario Arts Council, please contact:

Christina Akrong
Associate Arts Education Officer
Ontario Arts Council
1-800-387-0058 ext.5075
[email protected]

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


This August and September the St. Lawrence college and the Town of Gananoque have partnered to launch a pilot project Summer Arts School . The location is down at the historical village . We are looking for instructors to teach . Because this is a pilot project we are open to the type, length and content of the classes you may want to teach - I will work with you to do scheduling - you will be paid by the College and they will market the classes . Weekends , 3 days @ week , workshops , artist demonstrations , thin creatively and let me know . Deadline is May 15th for submissions of classes Please forward this onto anyone who may be interested . We are open to ideas .

Pam Staples [email protected]
613 382 7086 .

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Calling all Artists: PECAC Art in the Community

After the first successful rotation of "Art in the Edward Building", it is time to select artwork to hang from May to August. There will be three shows annually at this site on the main floor of the Edward Building (Jan - Apr; May - Sept; and Oct - Dec). The artwork decorates the public space in the Prince Edward New Business and Innovation Centre, a high traffic area for public and small businesses.

This invitation is open to artists who are PECAC members. If you are interested in having your work displayed for sale, please submit a description including size and medium along with an electronic image or photograph to Cara McEachern at the PECAC office in the Edward Building ([email protected] 280 Main Street, Suite 103, Picton) by Wednesday April 22nd 12:00 noon.

Artist and artwork selected will be notified by April 28th, with delivery of ready-to-hang artwork due by the artist on Thursday April 30th for hanging on May 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Lyne Lusk at [email protected] or (613) 399 - 5121.


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 24, 25, 26.

Deadline for applications: Extended to May 15, 2009.

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]

Thursday, April 9, 2009


UNION GALLERY is seeking a Program Assistant (Communications and Exhibition Coordinator)


Degree or College Diploma in Visual Arts or Art History (with speciality in contemporary visual art) or equivalent in work/professional experience

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Proven office related skills with an ability to use all MS Office software programs and familiarity with MacIntosh environment

Experience using digital technology (hardware and software), basic graphic design and layout (Photoshop/IN Design), video editing and web design software (Dreamweaver).

Some experience working in an artist operated centre or gallery or related experience

Ability to work on a variety of tasks at a time and work independently

Personality suitable for working with the public

Areas of Responsibility

Communications, Exhibition co-ordination, administrative support

Year round part-time position for a practicing artist or arts administrator, one year renewable for up to 2 years, 15-20 hours per week includes Saturdays and occasional evening events (as well as weekdays). $13.00/hour. Training will take place in June. Detailed job description available at the gallery. ([email protected])

Please send resume to Jocelyn Purdie, Director, Union Gallery, 1st Floor Stauffer Library, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, K7L 5C4.

Deadline: May 5, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009



OMDC has launched a call for applications for the OMDC Film Fund. This fund is intended to increase the level of indigenous feature film production in Ontario. This program provides support to Ontario producers for feature film projects in the final stages of development and production financing.

The OMDC Film Fund supports a range of projects with both cultural and industrial benefits. OMDC measures the results of the OMDC Film Fund primarily based on return on investment and jobs created in the Ontario film industry.

Eligibility criteria and program details are outlined in the program guidelines on the OMDC website ( – under Programs / Content and Marketing Funds / OMDC Film Fund or by clicking here: Guidelines and Application Forms.

Information Session

An information session has been scheduled to provide interested applicants with the opportunity to learn more about this program.

Date: Monday, April 27, 2009

Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Location: Conference Centre - 175 Bloor Street East, North Tower,
Third Floor, Toronto, ON

If you are interested in attending this session please sign up by going to Registration will close at 5:00pm on Friday, April 24, 2009. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits.

For further information on this or any other OMDC programs, please contact the Coordinator, Industry Initiatives at:

175 Bloor Street East, South Tower, Suite 501
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8
Direct Phone: 416-642-6695
Main Phone: 416-314-6858
Fax: 416-314-6876
Email: [email protected]

Fine Craft & Artist Directory 2009 launch

DATE: Thursday, April 9
TIME: 3-5 PM
PLACE: Kingston Arts Council Office
253 Ontario St, #203
[email protected]
Come celebrate with us, meet the other artists, and pick up your copies of the Directory.