Friday, May 29, 2015

Call for Artists: Celebrating 40 Years!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery invites artists living and/or working in the Niagara Region to submit proposals for The Art of 40: Celebrating 40 Years of Celebrating ArtArtists of all cultural backgrounds and from across Niagara are encouraged to apply.

To download an application for submission, please click here!
Entry Form






 TIMELINE
June 22:
Proposals must be received at GPAG before 5 p.m.
  
July 2:
Results of the selection committee will be announced.
 
August 15 – 31:
Pieces will be installed in the sculpture garden
 
September 1 – October 31:
Presentation of public programming according to a schedule mutually agreed upon by the artists and GPAG
September 25, 7 – 9 pm:
Artists Reception/ Exhibition Celebration in conjunction with Culture Days
The Art of 40 will consist of four installations in the Rotary Clubs of Grimsby Sculpture Garden, near the main entrance to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. The installations will address the 40 year relationship between GPAG and local and regional communities within which we exist, will celebrate this significant milestone and will look toward future achievements. 
 
Many themes could potentially be addressed, including but in no way limited to: working with the concept of 40 (40 years, 4 decades, 4 seasons, 4 directions – even Grimsby’s historic name, The Forty for the 40 Mile Creek) or GPAG special areas of interest including book arts, the environment, and regional agriculture. 

 
As part of their proposal artists are asked to develop a program or interactive component (performance, hands-on workshop, community art project etc.) that encourages community members to participate in the celebration and enhances their appreciation of the art. The Art of 40 will be documented and preserved in a digital/print publication.
Project goals are to enhance the public profile of GPAG during our 40th anniversary year, to strengthen and extend the strong and positive symbiotic relationship GPAG has with regional artists and to preserve knowledge of the project and all of the creative energy that it engenders for future residents of the Niagara Region. 
Niagara artists working in any medium or media are welcome to apply; the out of doors location, and minimally monitored and protected nature of the site, should be taken into consideration. A site plan of the GPAG building and photographs of the sculpture garden from different angles are available on our website 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Proposals should include the following documents:
A detailed description of the piece indicating how it expresses The Art of 40: Celebrating 40 Years of Celebrating Art a current cv, a visual representation of how the proposed piece will be placed into the sculpture garden location and an indication of how it will be installed and secured up to 10 images of previous work by the artist that documents their ability to successfully create the piece detailed description of the public program/interactive component to be presented additional information that supports the proposal.
 
Each of the four artists selected for the project will be paid $2500, a sum that will include the artist’s fee and a contribution towards materials, time invested, travel and installation costs. This will be paid in three installments: $1000 when the artist accepts the offer to participate and signs the contract; $1000 following installation of the artwork; $500 following presentation of the public program.
Proposals may be dropped off during normal Gallery hours, or mailed to:
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1Y1
RE: The Art of 40 - Proposal
 
We will also accept proposals by e-mail at gpag@grimsby.ca.  Please make your e-mail subject line read “RE: The Art of 40 - Proposal”

Call for Artists: Celebrating 40 Years!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery 
invites artists living and/or working 
in the Niagara Region to submit proposals for 
The Art of 40: Celebrating 40 Years of Celebrating Art
Artists of all cultural backgrounds and from across 
Niagara are encouraged to apply.


To download an application for submission, please click here!
Entry Form







 TIMELINE


June 22

Proposals must be received at GPAG before 5 p.m.


July 2

Results of the selection committee will be announced.

August 15 – 31 

Pieces will be installed in the sculpture garden

September 1 – October 31

Presentation of public programming according to a schedule mutually agreed upon by 
the artists and GPAG


September 25, 7 – 9 pm 

Artists Reception/ Exhibition Celebration in conjunction with Culture Days



The Art of 40 will consist of four installations in the Rotary Clubs of Grimsby Sculpture Garden, near the main entrance to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. The installations will address the 40 year relationship between GPAG and local and regional communities within which we exist, will celebrate this significant milestone and will look toward future achievements. 

Many themes could potentially be addressed, including but in no way limited to: working with the concept of 40 (40 years, 4 decades, 4 seasons, 4 directions – even Grimsby’s historic name, The Forty for the 40 Mile Creek) or GPAG special areas of interest including book arts, the environment, and regional agriculture. 

As part of their proposal artists are asked to develop a program or interactive component (performance, hands-on workshop, community art project etc.) that encourages community members to participate in the celebration and enhances their appreciation of the art. The Art of 40 will be documented and preserved in a digital/print publication.

Project goals are to enhance the public profile of GPAG during our 40th anniversary year, to strengthen and extend the strong and positive symbiotic relationship GPAG has with regional artists and to preserve knowledge of the project and all of the creative energy that it engenders for future residents of the Niagara Region. 

Niagara artists working in any medium or media are welcome to apply; the out of doors location, and minimally monitored and protected nature of the site, should be taken into consideration. A site plan of the GPAG building and photographs of the sculpture garden from different angles are available on our website 

www.grimsby.ca/Art-Gallery


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Proposals should include the following documents:

A detailed description of the piece 
indicating how it expresses 
The Art of 40: Celebrating 40 Years of Celebrating Art 
a current cv, a visual representation of how the proposed piece will be placed into the sculpture garden location and an indication of how it will be installed and secured
up to 10 images of previous work by the artist that documents their ability to successfully create the piece 
detailed description of the public program/interactive component to be presented
additional information that supports the proposal.


Each of the four artists selected for the project will be paid $2500, a sum that will include the artist’s fee and a contribution towards materials, time invested, travel and installation costs. This will be paid in three installments: $1000 when the artist accepts the offer to participate and signs the contract; $1000 following installation of the artwork; $500 following presentation of the public program.


Proposals may be dropped off during normal Gallery hours, or mailed to:


Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1Y1
RE: The Art of 40 - Proposal

We will also accept proposals by e-mail at gpag@grimsby.ca.  Please make your e-mail     subject line read “RE: The Art of 40 - Proposal”








Thursday, May 28, 2015

GPAG Summer Studio Instructor Position: Deadline Extended!

Thanks to the generosity of Young Canada Works, the Grimsby Public Art Gallery is pleased to offer the position of Studio Instructor this summer, and we have EXTENDED our deadline to MONDAY, JUNE 1st at 5pm!







Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery as well as applying through the YCW website. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application.


Summer Studio Instructor
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1Y1

Wage: $12.00 per hour
Start date: June 8, 2015
End date: August 28, 2015
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015 and will be accepted in hard copy via mail or hand delivery at
 Grimsby Public Art Gallery,
18 Carnegie Lane,
 Grimsby, Ontario,
L3M 1Y1,

or by
email at

gpag@grimsby.ca.
Attn: Chris O’Hoski, Education & Media Coordinator


The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Summer Studio Instructor. The Summer Studio Instructor will be responsible for developing and running the summer children’s programs at the gallery and for helping to plan educational programs for the upcoming school year. The ideal candidate will have a least some post-secondary training in visual arts, art history or museum studies. S/he will have experience working with a variety of art media as well as experience working with children. Flexibility is essential, as is the ability to work efficiently both as part of a team and independently. Fluency in English is required, a basic knowledge of French is an asset. Basic computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful.

Friday, May 08, 2015

**NEW Culture Camps with the Town of Grimsby, GPAG, and the Grimsby Museum!


NEW THIS SUMMER!




A brand new partnership between the Recreation Department, the Grimsby Museum and the 
Grimsby Public Art Gallery.  Campers will spend their morning at the Grimsby Museum or the Grimsby Public Art Gallery doing a variety of culture activities with staff from these sites.  Campers will spend the afternoon with Camp Leaders, swimming at the Grimsby Lions Pool (are cooling off at the splashpad) and then playing outdoor games for the remainder of the afternoon (indoor activities at the Peach King Centre if inclement weather).  A Camp Supervisor will be with the group all day to ensure consistency and familiarity.  Be sure to give this camp a try to mix up your summer with us and open your child’s mind to something new!


Ages:  6-13 yrs
Time:  9:00 am–3:30 pm 
(Extended Care: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm)

Cost:   $140.00 per week
Extended Care:  $38.00 per week

Location:   The regular program will begin at the Grimsby Museum or the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, and will end in Coronation Park (or the Peach King Centre if inclement weather). 

Extended Care will be held at the Peach King Centre and campers will be moved to and from these locations by bus.

*For Culture Camps. Registration is from
 Monday - Friday, 9am-9pm at the Peach King Centre, 162 Livingston Avenue
In order to register for programs you must come in to the Peach King Centre, complete a registration form and pay the full amount for the program.







**July 6-10  Grimsby Public Art Gallery

This week campers will carry out 2 painting pieces using different styles and mediums.  Campers will learn about creating paintings, using colour and much more.

July 20–24   Grimsby Museum

Bringing history to Life!   We will explore local history through creative projects and activities for a unique week of learning and fun. Campers will be surprised about their new Grimsby stories.


**July 27–31  Grimsby Public Art Gallery


Art can come from very unique materials and forms.  This week we will create art projects from materials that will surprise you and open your eyes to new ideas.


August 10–14   Grimsby Museum

How do you preserve an artifact, carry out a dig, or create a collection to display.  New skills, new ideas and a week of creative fun you won’t want to miss.




















Thursday, May 07, 2015

Xtracurricular 2015: An Annual Highschool Art Exhibition RETURNS May 22!

Opening May 22!


Xtracurricular is an annual exhibition that features artwork by local high school students and their teachers. This is our chance to showcase the work of the talented individuals who will be our next generation of regional artists.





The exhibition will include a wide range of artworks in a variety of media ranging from drawing and painting to printmaking, sculpture and photography. 

Xtracurricular represents a year’s worth of learning. These students have explored their surroundings and manipulated their materials in order to transform a given project or set of guidelines into unique and meaningful works of art. Please join us to congratulate these talented youths!

Xtracurricular 2015
An Annual Highschool Art Exhibition
Curated by Chris O'Hoski
May 22-June 7, 2015

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 22
4pm-5pm

How to Apply for an Exhibition with George Wale: Spots still remain!




SPOTS STILL REMAIN!

Take advantage of this incredible workshop held by Artist & Educator, George Wale.

How to Apply for an Exhibition will give you an inside look
at what Galleries want, the best time to send proposals, and WHAT to send them.

George Wale is the former Director of Programming at the Burlington Art Centre, (Now AGB) and offers professional development courses across South Western Ontario.

This workshop is opened to the beginner, as well as the seasoned artist!



Wednesday, May 06, 2015

We're celebrating 40 Years of GPAG!

GPAG: 40 Years of Art!





In the spring of 1975 a dynamic new gallery entered the Ontario arts scene. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery was the inspired creation of Bill Poole, then a member of the Grimsby Public Library Board, who arranged to turn the lower level of the 1974 addition to the Carnegie Library into our public art gallery. From May 2015 to May 2016 we are celebrating 40 Years of Art in Grimsby with a wide range of exhibitions and events. 

We look forward to seeing you many times over the coming year!

Friday, May 01, 2015

Spots still remain in our Spring Courses & Workshops!

WE STILL HAVE SOME SPOTS 
REMAINING IN OUR 
SPRING COURSES & WORKSHOPS!

CLASSES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS!





'EN PLEIN AIR’ (Outdoor Painting) 
with Jan Yates, S.C.A.
Wednesdays: May 6- June 7, 2015
From 6pm-8pm
6 Sessions
$65 Members/ $75 non-members
*Class Location: 140 Mountain Rd. 
Grimsby, ON: L3ME7 


Spring is HERE and it’s time to paint in beautiful green fields with vineyard views!  Through 6 sessions, there will be lots of time to immerse yourself in making art. Painting outdoors improves your skills when working back in the studio. Learn about simplifying your pallet, working fast in the changing light, mark making/ brushwork and paint handling, as well as colour and value relationships. 


*Material list to be provided upon registration




INTRODUCTION TO WASHI

with Tracey-Mae Chambers
Saturday, May 9, 2015 
From 1:30pm-4:30pm
1 Session
$50 Members/$60 Non-Members


Learn how to transform flat pieces of Japanese Paper in to lightweight, malleable, translucent sculptural material. Using konnyaku (traditional starch paste), leather, fur, inks, acrylics, and raw beeswax you will play with manipulating this beautiful paper into your own creations!

*$15 Material Kit payable to instructor at the
Beginning of class





HOW TO APPLY FOR AN EXHIBITION 
(Portfolio/Professional Development)

with George Wale
Saturday, May 23, 2015
From  2pm-4pm
1 Session
$50 Members/ $60 non-members


This artistic development workshop will look at how to prepare your portfolio, shortlist galleries, what to send them and when.





DIRECT ENCOUNTERS - LAND ART (Ages 9-12)

with Jan Yates, S.C.A.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 
From 1:30pm-4:30pm
1 Session
$25 Members/ $35 non-members


Our goal is to understand nature by directly participating in nature as intimately as we can. Working outdoors with whatever comes to hand -twigs, leaves, stones, litter, seeds and flowers, participants will create temporary works of art. We will look at the work of renowned environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, who leaves the landscape he has worked with unharmed. In this way the work of art arises out of sensitivity towards habitat. 

Each participant will make their own piece of outdoor art although working collaboratively on the same construction is also an option. Your land art will be documented right after it is made, so bring your cameras! 

* Please dress for the weather as we’ll work outdoors, rain or shine