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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.


Arts & Letter’s Club of Kingston

Tuesday Nov 20, 7 PM
Monty’s Lounge
Prince George Hotel Kingston
Admission: Pay what you can.

Who is this for? People who love the arts: Literature, Architecture, Poetry, Music, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Graphics, Advertising, Public Relations, Interior Design, Theatre, and Film.

Why Such a Club?To provide a milieu for free and vigorous exchange of ideas and opinions, good conversation and camaraderie amongst artists and art llovers.


Canadians Assess Arts and Culture in Their Communities

Ipsos Reid conducted a public opinion poll in the summer of 2007 to gather input on the role of arts in the local economy and the support by local municipalities. The findings are located at the following website:


for more information...


Billboard Project Presentation

Princess St. & Division St.
Downtown Kingston
October 22 to February 18
By Terrance Houle and Jarusha Brown

The show World Upside Down at the Agnes Etherington includes a commissioned billboard project by Terrance Houle and Jarusha Brown. In a series of parodic images, Houle shops for groceries and works at the office, performing mundane tasks of daily life while dressed in full powwow regalia. The series highlights the perceived, but far from actual, schism between traditional indigenous identity and contemporary life.



Graphically celebrating didactic endeavours.  Stimulating, affordable art for the student in all of us.  

Poster •Broadsheet •BlockPrint •Gravure •SilkScreen •Hand-Made Book •Lithography •LetterPress •Signed Limited Edition •Graphic Design •LinoCut •Pencil •Indian Ink Wash •Collage •Ephemera•Typography •Etching •Illustration •Cartoon •Illuminated Letters •

Opens October 11th - November 22nd, 2007    *New Fall Hours:*

Wednesday & Thursday 1 - 5 pm, Friday 1 - 4 & 7 - 10 pm
Sat. & occasional Sundays 1 - 5 pm
or anytime by appointment

Studio22 Open Gallery
320 King Street East, 2nd Floor
Phone 613 546 7461
Please visit our website




City of Kingston Arts Fund Official Announcement of the Grant Results:

Download as .pdf


Rising Sun Productions & Kingston Arts Council

Artful Entertainments

Reading Works!
Sunday, 18 November 2007 at 2 p.m.

Ten poets for ten minutes each (or thereabouts!). Some confirmed poets are: M.E. Csamer, Jenifer Londry and P. Sri.

Two of One Acts
Sunday, 2 December 2007 at 2 p.m.

Two of One Acts are two one act plays: Monster in a Box performed by Zorba Dravillas, who is directing this one-man play by Spalding Gray and Collide which was written & performed by Just B Theatre & Dance for this occasion.

Tickets: Single event tickets are $10.00 each and are available at Grand Theatre Box Office, Novel Idea Bookstore and Tara Natural Foods.

SERIES TICKETS ONLY are $25.00 each and available at the Grand Theatre Box Office, in person at City Hall, 216 Ontario (Market Street door), by phone at 613-530-2050 or on-line at www.grandtheatrekingston.com. Office hours are Mon-Fri (10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (Noon - 4 p.m.).

Artful Entertainments is a fund-raiser for the Kingston Arts Council, who receive a portion of the profits.

For more information, please contact Dawn Sadler, Rising Sun Productions at 613-546-4093 or by email at [email protected].


KAC Making Progress in Strategic Planning

The Board of Directors of the Kingston Arts Council is now considering the input it received during the Visioning exercise held at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre the subsequent Strategic Planning Session held at the J.K.Tett Centre in Kingston. Members of the public and the Board generously offered their time and thoughts to these endeavours which were facilitated by Vaughan Bentley.

It is anticipated that the KAC Strategic Plan 2008-2012 will be completed by the end of 2007. To read more please go to our website.



Ipsos Reid is conducting an online survey among professional artists.
This survey was *launched on Tuesday, September 18* and will be accessible for a short period of time only. We ask all artists to participate in the survey. The survey is located at their site.

CCCO is a sectoral council advocating for better human resource practices in arts and culture. It offers services, programs and publications and is home to the popular job board at workinculture.ca


Ontario Website for Artsists! www.ontarioartist.ca

As part of the Ontario Ministry of Culture's commitment to artists, they've created a website to provide artists in Ontario with information about a range of programs and services specific to their needs.

Their new website includes links to important information for artists such as -

  • · sources of funding
  • professional development opportunities
  • legal assistance
  • how to market work
  • etc.

International Arts Newsfeed

Kingston Arts Council Gallery

offers KAC member artists an inexpensive alternative to expensive gallery rental fees. The Gallery can be booked for use by members for a modest fee of $25 a week.
Further inquiries:
Sally Chupick: [email protected]


Call for Submissions

Modern Fuel's 2007 Art Auction Committee invites you to donate your high-quality artwork to the 2007 Auction. All proceeds go directly to Modern Fuel's operating costs ensuring the continued presentation, interpretation, and production of contemporary art in downtown Kingston.

Important dates and donation form





Deadline: Monday, December 10, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.

Artscape is inviting applications for appointment to The Green Arts Barns Community Association Board of Directors. The Green Arts Barns has been conceived as a dynamic community-driven space, a home for experimentation and innovation, a place where people from all walks of life will come together to make their community a better place to live, work and play. more...

Download the Call for Application and Call for Appointment.



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:http://www.mazinaw.on.ca/fobecho/




APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 23, 2007 (BY 5:00 PM)

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 (www,omdc.on.ca) - under Programs / Content and Marketing Funds / OMDC Film Fund or by clicking here: Guidelines and Application Forms.
For further information on this or any other OMDC programs, please contact the Coordinator, Industry Initiatives at:

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



'Slikamilina Painting Tours"

Go on a 10-day inclusive painting trip, to the Island of Korcula, Croatia, in the Adriatic Sea. The first tour is May 1, 2007. There will be three other trips in June, September and October. Please visit their website for more information.
Lynda Milina
Tel. & Fax: 613-241-9631