WBFB – 25th Anniversary Book Cover Project – REOI

Deadline June 30, 2017

Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association
Syncrude Corporate Challenge Food Drive
25th Anniversary Book Cover Project

Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI)

WBFB logo

A. THE OPPORTUNITY

The Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association in Fort McMurray Alberta wishes to commission an artist to create an original artwork for the cover of a book commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Syncrude Corporate Challenge Food Drive. The artist should work with the WBFB historian writing the book to gather relevant information, key themes, etc. for the artwork concept. The original commissioned artwork will be owned by the WBFB and displayed at their building, 250 prints (maximum) of the artwork will be created by the WBFB and distributed to select stakeholders, and 1000 books with the artwork on the cover will be printed by the WBFB and given to partners, volunteers, etc.

The budget for the commissioned artwork is $3000, inclusive of supplies, artist fee, exclusive reproduction rights, shipping/delivery, GST. The artwork must be a minimum size of 9 inches x 12 inches to a maximum size of 16 inches x 20 inches. The final representation of the artwork on the cover of the book is subject to design requirements i.e. cropped, elements placed on top of the image, etc.

Visual artists are invited to respond to this Request for Expression of Interest (REOI). Preference will be given to local Wood Buffalo artists.

This REOI is open June 9 – June 30, 2017. The REOI is due June 30, 2017.  Submissions will be reviewed by an adjudication committee consisting of WBFB board members and stakeholders, as well as a visual artist representative recommended by ACWB. The successful artist will be notified by July 14, 2017; the adjudication panel’s decision is final.  Budget and timeline will be finalized and the contract signed by July 21, 2017.  The artist will have from July 24 – August 31, 2017 to create the concept and the artwork.

 

B. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please submit the following items by email to programs@artscouncilwb.ca using the subject line: WBFB Food Drive Book Cover REOI.

Your submission must include:

  • Contact information.
  • A description of why the project is of interest.
  • Materials that show why you have the experience/vision to complete this project successfully (this could include a Curriculum Vitae, Biography/Artist Statement, List of Accomplishments, reference related to previous similar experience, etc.).
  • Basic budget and timeline.
  • Three (maximum) digital images of artwork showcasing your style. JPG format with file size not to exceed 2MB. Files should be named as follows: first name_last name.a.jpeg, first name_last name.b.jpeg, etc.

 

C. SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by Friday, June 30, 2017.

 

D. ABOUT WOOD BUFFALO FOOD BANK ASSOCIATION

The Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association has the vision that every citizen of the RMWB has access to and utilizes the resources and information necessary for Food Security; including nutritional standards. The WBFB provides programs and services that provide the resources and education necessary to ensure food security for all citizens in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

The WBFB acts as a bridge in our community between stakeholders, donors, and clients in addition to providing referral services to other agencies that might better serve the needs of our clientele. The WBFB treats all clients with respect and dignity, works to empower all our clients to build capacity to be independent of our services. We act as an advocate for our clients with government and non-government agencies to ensure our clients receive all the benefits they can and are entitled to. The Food Bank works in collaboration with other agencies to foster an environment of partnership and sharing.

For more information please visit www.woodbuffalofoodbank.com/.

WBFB Mural Project – REOI

Deadline June 16, 2017

Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association Mural Project
Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI)

WBFB logo

A. THE OPPORTUNITY
The Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association wishes to commission an artist to paint murals on two c-cans located on their property in downtown Fort McMurray, Alberta. The murals will only be painted on one side of each c-can (2 murals total) and should contain the themes of food security, food bank, food community, together at the table, etc. The area on each c-cans to be painted is approximately 40 feet long by 9 feet tall (360 sq feet).

The budget for the project is $8,000, inclusive of c-can preparation (washing and priming), supplies, artist fee, anti-graffiti coating, and GST. Additional budget available for travel/accommodation/meals if artist is from outside of Fort McMurray.

Visual artists are invited to respond to this Request for Expression of Interest (REOI). Preference will be given to local Wood Buffalo artists.
This REOI is open May 26 – June 16, 2017. The REOI is due June 16, 2017. Submissions will be reviewed by an adjudication committee consisting of WBFB board members and stakeholders, as well as a visual artist representative recommended by ACWB. The successful artist will be notified by June 23, 2017; the adjudication panel’s decision is final. Concept, budget, and timeline will be finalized and the contract signed by June 30, 2017. The artist will have from July 1 – August 31, 2017 to design, prep, and paint the murals. The artist will be invited to the unveiling reception in late September 2017.

B. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please submit the following items by email to programs@artscouncilwb.ca using the subject line: WBFB Mural Project REOI.
Your submission must include:

  • Contact information.
  • A description of why the project is of interest.
  • Materials that show why you have the experience/vision to complete this project successfully (this could include a Curriculum Vitae, Biography/Artist Statement, List of Accomplishments, reference related to previous similar experience, etc.).
  • Concept, budget, timeline, and maintenance plan.
  • Three (maximum) digital images of previous artwork relevant to the project. JPG format with file size not to exceed 2MB. Files should be named as follows: first name_last name.a.jpeg, first name_last name.b.jpeg, etc.

C. SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Submissions must be received by Friday, June 16, 2017.

D. ABOUT WOOD BUFFALO FOOD BANK ASSOCIATION
The Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association has the vision that every citizen of the RMWB has access to and utilizes the resources and information necessary for Food Security; including nutritional standards. The WBFB provides programs and services that provide the resources and education necessary to ensure food security for all citizens in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The WBFB acts as a bridge in our community between stakeholders, donors, and clients in addition to providing referral services to other agencies that might better serve the needs of our clientele. The WBFB treats all clients with respect and dignity, works to empower all our clients to build capacity to be independent of our
services. We act as an advocate for our clients with government and non-government agencies to ensure our clients receive all the benefits they can and are entitled to. The Food Bank works in collaboration with other agencies to foster an environment of partnership and sharing.
For more information please visit www.woodbuffalofoodbank.com.

To view photographs of the c-can and full REOI, click on this link: Wood Buffalo Food Bank C-Cans Mural REOI.

MOA Shop T-Shirt Design Contest

ANNUAL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST

Submission Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Want to have your design featured on a MOA t-shirt? All submissions go to moashoptshirt@gmail.com.

The winning shirt design will be sold exclusively at the MOA Shop for one year. The winning designer will receive a $250 prize and royalties.

If you have any questions, you can forward them on to shop@moa.ubc.ca or contact the shop at 604-827-4810.

Eligibility
Any individual 15-25 years of age who identifies as Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, or Métis. International submissions are welcome.

Inspiration
•Design a t-shirt that tells your story.
•What inspires your sense of identity?
•What do terms like Aboriginal, Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, or Métis mean to you?
•How do you express your heritage, language, and culture?
Rules & Guidelines
•Design must use two colours only and must show up on a white or light-coloured t-shirt.
•Design must fit on the front of the t-shirt (no wrap-around, sleeve, or back designs).
•Design must be submitted using one of these file extensions: .ai, .eps, .pdf, .fxg, or .svg.
•Two entries maximum per artist.

Call for Artists: Graffiti Abatement Mural Project

Submission deadline: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2 pm

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) intends to commission an Artist/Artist team to design and install murals on four storage sheds at the Timberlea Community Park this summer.  The Artist/Artist team will also be responsible for hosting two community workshops.

To find out more about the program and how to apply, please download the Call to Artists package.

Please email all submission packages to tenders@rmwb.ca

Addendums

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For details and submission guidelines, please visit rmwb.ca/graffitimural.

The RMWB provides opportunities to explore urban art in a legal, respectful way. Launched in 2012, the Graffiti Abatement Mural Project aims to deter graffiti while infusing the community with public art.

ACWB is Centre Stage with Nelly Wati Tinkess of Balloon Moose Studio

Read this month’s Arts Council Wood Buffalo member feature in the April edition of snapd Wood Buffalo, on stands now!

Nelly Wati Tinkess is a local balloon artist on a mission to educate the public on this expanding art form. Nelly, originally from Indonesia, moved to Canada 5 years ago. Her education and work experience includes public relations, marketing, and communications in places such as Jakarta and Vancouver. Nelly started working as a hobbyist jewelry maker while pursuing a full time job. Three years ago she noticed a photograph of a large balloon sculpture of a mermaid on her Facebook news feed and she instantly became interested. Today Nelly owns a thriving balloon business in Fort McMurray called Balloon Moose Studio, known for delivering smiles and transforming air into art.

It’s no easy feat being a balloon artist, Nelly points out. Similar to many art disciplines, there is a lot of behind the scenes work that happens before there is a finished balloon product. Each project takes research, gathering inspirations, creating the concept and framework, deciding on appropriate techniques, safety assessments, long hours full of balloon tying, sore fingers and wrists. The joy people get from their balloon art is well worth the work for Nelly, and her plans for her practice are ever growing. Nelly created custom balloon art pieces, including hats and headbands, for attendees at ACWB’s 2016 Wood Buffalo Excellence in Art Awards. It was Nelly’s first gig where adults received her pieces and it has opened the doors to new opportunities.

An avid learner, Nelly understands the value of professional development and continued education in order to learn and improve her artistry. Nelly is well known as an innovator in the North American balloon artist community, and she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Twist & Shout Balloon Convention 2017 in Kissimmee, Florida. While participating in the jam sessions and attending the master classes Nelly was able to connect with other balloon professionals, growing her network while learning new techniques. “I learned a lot, new techniques, new ideas, and also got to know other artists that I can proudly say are my balloon family now,” she says.

Networking and creating relationships with other local artists is another way Nelly strives to grow her practice. Nelly is a founding member of the Wood Buffalo Artisans Society (WBAS), a non-profit organization in Fort McMurray. Nelly and other artisan entrepreneurs created WBAS to support and promote handcrafting artists and handmade products in the region.

Nelly believes the arts community is strong in Wood Buffalo and she is grateful to be part of it. She is often surprised by how much support she gets, not only from Arts Council Wood Buffalo, but from the community as a whole. Passion for her art form and her drive to share it with the community aids in fostering awareness and growth for all of the arts in Wood Buffalo. Learn more about Nelly and Balloon Moose Studio at http://www.balloonmoosestudio.com/ and on Facebook and Instagram.

Request for Expression of Interest – Redpoll Centre Public Art Commission

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is seeking Requests for Expression of Interest (REOI) for a public art commission at the Redpoll Centre. The Redpoll Centre Public Art Commission project will create an original piece of public art to be exhibited within the Redpoll Centre at Shell Place in Fort McMurray, AB. Alberta visual artists or artist collectives working in 2D or 3D, photography, or fine craft are invited to respond to this REOI. Submissions will be accepted until October 3, 2016.

The Redpoll Centre, a collaborative non-profit workspace, was officially opened on September 9, 2015. As one of the tenants of this space, Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is commissioning a piece of public art to commemorate the opening of this new community hub. This project is funded by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA). “Arts Council Wood Buffalo was honoured to be selected to commission a piece of public art for our region. This project is an opportunity to increase the amount of publically accessible art in our community, while also having our region represented within the province’s collection.”

The artwork ACWB wishes to commission would be site specific and would speak to the values of collaboration, innovation, creativity, courage, and integrity that resonate with this new shared-space and the wider Wood Buffalo arts community. The artwork commissioned through the proposed project would be located in the publically accessible space outside of the Redpoll Centre’s reception area, but will become part of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ collection. “The AFA art collection is the largest collection of visual artworks by Albertan artists in existence,” says Liam Oddie, Acting Chair of the AFA. “Our vision is to ensure that we acquire works that are representative of artists from all corners of our province and from diverse communities – and we need help from Alberta’s arts community to identify these works and artists. The Public Art Commission program is one of the best ways we can engage with regional arts organizations to fulfill this vision.”

The REOI is due October 3, 2016 and submissions will be reviewed with short-listed artists notified by November 4, 2016. The final successful artist or artist collective will be notified in December. Installation of the artwork will take place in August 2017 with the unveiling reception in September 2017.

Redpoll Centre AFA Public Art Commission REOI

September 20 information session presentation

September 20 information session video 1

September 20 information session video 2

September 20 information session video 3

ARTIST CALL – Art in Motion winter exhibit

Local artists are invited to submit their artwork for the winter exhibition of Art in Motion.

Art in Motion is a kinetic display space located in McMurray Experience at Jubilee Plaza, which rotates artwork in a Ferris wheel-style motion. Each of the 12 selected pieces will move through a feature spot, and information about the artist will appear on a screen beside it.

The theme for this winter’s exhibition is “My Hero,” and artists may submit 2D or 3D pieces representing their interpretation of the theme.

The deadline for submissions is Oct. 21, 2016. “My Hero” will run in McMurray Experience from Nov. 2, 2016 to Jan. 27, 2017.

For more information or to submit a piece of artwork, visit rmwb.ca/artinmotion.

Residents can visit McMurray Experience to view the current exhibition, “A Celebration of Indigenous Artwork” from now until Oct. 28, 2016. We would like to thank all those who submitted artwork for this exhibition and volunteered their time.

ARTIST CALL – Bus shelter graphic wrap designs

The RMWB is seeking design proposals from Wood Buffalo residents for bus shelters that showcase the region’s landscape and beauty. Selected designs will be installed in one of 10 large bus shelters in Fort McMurray.

“The Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom Committee promotes a number of initiatives that support beautification, environmental sustainability, and more in our region. The Bus Shelter Wrap project is a very visible one that we’re pleased to see continuing,” said Elaine Martens, chairperson of the Communities in Bloom Committee. “Our general landscape is enhanced with artwork on the bus shelters for everyone — residents and visitors — to enjoy. The project also creates an opportunity to showcase local artistic talent — we look forward to a lot of applications.”

The Communities in Bloom Committee began the Bus Shelter Graphic Wrap Program in 2014 with the aim to increase local exposure of visual and public arts, enhance the beautification of our urban streetscapes, and deter vandalism of public property.

The application deadline is September 21 at 4 p.m. The Bus Shelter Graphic Wrap project is open to residents of Wood Buffalo. Artists will be awarded $500 for each selected design.

Request for Proposal Package

Download the above Request for Proposal Package for application details or contact the Community Strategies Branch within the Community Services Department at 780-743-7966 or email: recreationandculture@rmwb.ca

 

ARTIST CALLS – Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for artists to submit work for the Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards in 2 areas – the awards themselves and/or for the art and wine pairing reception.

Artists can submit a proposal to create 13 awards, one for each of the following categories: Arts Administration, Arts Education, Creative Collaboration, Music, Dance, Theatre, Traditional Aboriginal, Arts Visual Arts, Fine Craft, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Rising Star, and Arts Champion. The work media should be 2D or 3D artwork / fine craft which reflect the themes of: Wood Buffalo; excellence in the arts; culture of creativity; courage and integrity; and / or collaborative leadership. These should be uniquely crated pieces specifically for the awards program.

ACWB, in collaboration with Beckman Consulting, is also seeking to select six pieces from Wood Buffalo artists for display as part of the art and wine pairing reception. Artists should submit 2D or 3D artwork pieces that are already completed and exhibition ready. The 2D work will be displayed on easels and must not be larger than 3’x4’. Three (3) submissions maximum per artist; there are no specific themes being requested for artwork being submitted to this call.

The deadline for both calls is Friday, September 23. Please email submissions and direct questions to diana.moser@artscouncilwb.ca.

Complete details can be found in the PDF versions of the calls:

Call for Artists – Award Creation

Call for Artists – Wine & Art Pairing

2016 Kim Jenkins Student Art Scholarship winner

HOLY TRINITY GRADUATE WINS LOCAL VISUAL ART SCHOLARSHIP

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) and Suncor are pleased to announce Aleksis Agustin as the 2016 recipient of the Kim Jenkins Student Art Scholarship (KJSAS). The scholarship is part of the Suncor Student Art Awards (SSAA), a partnership program between ACWB and Suncor, which began in 2014. The purpose of the program is to increase the reach and impact of artwork created within the school system and to build the confidence of emerging artists to exhibit their work. The scholarship is a $1500 award given annually to a Grade 12 student pursuing Visual Arts or Design (or similar field) at the post-secondary level upon graduating.

Throughout the year, Suncor hosts three student art exhibitions at their Business Centre: one for Public High Schools, one for Catholic High Schools, and one for Junior High and High School students from both districts. The final joint exhibition showcases the top artwork created during the school year. The scholarship is named for former Catholic School District trustee Kim Jenkins, who championed the importance of the arts for students in the region. Usually the SSAA program, including the scholarship, is wrapped up in June each year. However, due to the fire and evacuation this year, the program was slightly modified. “We were in the middle of transitioning into the final exhibition when the wildfires hit our community,” said ACWB Executive Director, Constance Scarlett. “Despite this, we knew we had to find a way to modify the program so that we could continue to invest in the future of our arts community. These young artists exhibit so much talent and dedication throughout the year, and we did not want that to go unrecognized.”

Aleksis Agustin, the 2016 scholarship recipient, will be studying creative writing and visual arts at the University of British Columbia. She later plans to specialize in illustration. Shauna Kelly, Aleksis’s teacher at Holy Trinity High School, says that she has never had a student with so much determination, drive, and absolute raw talent. “[Aleksis] has a creative mind like no one I’ve ever met and has practiced her craft so much that everything she creates looks effortless.” Aleksis has created work in many mediums, including acrylic, ink, pencil, and watercolour, and her work was showcased in both the 2015 and 2016 SSAA exhibitions.

Suncor will host a reception on September 19 at the Business Centre to recognize Aleksis and the other winners of the 2016 SSAA program prizes. ACWB is grateful to Suncor for their continued dedication to ensuring that the arts community has the resources needed to thrive.