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Call for Artists:
2015 University Student Show - Open Call
Kariton Art Gallery - March 7 - 31, 2015
Application Deadline: February 18, 2015
The Abbotsford Arts Council is pleased to announce that a call for art for a university student exhibition showcasing the artistic talent of Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley students. The show will be held from March 7, 2015 to March 31, 2015 at the Kariton Art Gallery. This is the first open call exhibition the Abbotsford Arts Council has held for university students of the Lower Mainland at the Kariton Art Gallery.
Submissions of all mediums including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, woodcarving, pottery and more will be accepted from Lower Mainland artists who are currently enrolled in higher education or have been enrolled within the last 12 months.
The deadline for applications is 5:00PM February 18, 2015. Applications are available for download by clicking the Abbotsford Arts Council Application Form button below or at the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware Street, Abbotsford). Go to abbotsfordartscouncil.com for more details
Calling for Teaching Exellence Award Nominations
Once again UFV will provide an award to an individual in recognition of teaching excellence. Those eligible for nomination include all UFV faculty and lab instructors who have completed two years of instruction, or sessional instructors who have completed the equivalent time.
Deadline Friday, February 6, 2015
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
PIPE: UFV's Visual Arts Journal is proudly accepting submissions for its first publication.
PIPE is a student-run academic journal currently seeking art history essays and visual artworks.
Are you interested in getting published?
Have you produced a remarkable piece of art, or written an outstanding art history essay? If so, then consider submitting your work to PIPE, UFV's student-run journal for visual arts and art history, featuring artwork and research essays from students and alumni.
Click link for more submission details
STEFAN EMBARKS ON INTERNATIONAL TEACHING EXCHANGE IN CHENGDU, CHINA
Stefan engaging the university students of Sichuan Normal University in Chengdu, China.
UFV's Associate Professor, Shelley Stefan, has embarked on an international teaching exchange with the Sichuan Normal University in Chengdu, China. Stefan is delivering a Painting class to 25 Chinese students from the SNU Fine Arts College. Her course is entitled "Smart Art: Lessons in Contemporary Painting" and it is one half of a 2 part series, making up an exciting exchange, the first of its kind between the Fine Arts College of Sichuan Normal University and the Visual Arts Department of the University of the Fraser Valley.
Beginning on June 2 through to June 13, 2014, Associate Professor, Tang Jianhui, will lead a two-week Chinese painting intensive course as part of this exchange program between UFV and SNU. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn a form of painting filled with rich tradition and technique will be offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 1pm, in room C1043 in Abbotsford. Please contact Vicki Bolan, email@example.com for more details. Pre-requisites for this course is the completion of VA223.
Safe travels home, Shelley! Read about Stefan's experience in the UFV Today blog post.
2014 BFA GRAD, NASTASHA MOL, RECEIVES RESEARCH POSTER AWARD
The UFV Visual Arts department proudly announces 2014 BFA Grad, Nastasha Mol, has been awarded the Associate Vice President Academic Award at this year's Student Research Day. The prize, worth $150, is given to Mol in recognition of the extensive research she completed for her work, Learned Compassion, currently featured in the BFA Grad Exhibition, Some Assembly Required.
Mol and other winners will be honoured at the annual awards banquet. Congratulations Nastasha!
THE PARTICIPATE POSTER WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED
The pARTicipate project received a number of impressive submissions for the 2013/14 call, which focused on the ideas of recognition, healing and reconciliation concerning the Indian residential school systems, informed by the national event held in the fall of 2013 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). See the First Prize winner's poster on the project's webpage. Congratulations to all those whose posters were recognized for their work!
WE JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS!
The 2014 BFA Grads would like to thank you, UFV, for taking part in this year's extremely successful BFA Silent Auction. There was record turn out and the grads were able to raise over $3000 in 5 days. All funds generated go towards the BFA Grad exhibition and visual arts scholarships.
So thank you, UFV. We couldn't have done it without you!
2014 UFV VISUAL ARTS DIPLOMA GRAD SHOW OPENING RECEPTION
Sunday, March 09 from 1-4pm.
Visit the Kariton Art Gallery between 1pm and 4pm for the Opening Reception of INCEPTIONS, the 2014 UFV Visual Arts Diploma grad show. Featuring the works the following artists:
This event is free to the public
ANNUAL BFA GRAD FUNDRAISER - SILENT AUCTION
February 24, 2014 - February 28, 2014.
The Gallery, Room B136
The Silent Auction is an exciting event dedicated to the development and support of the Visual Arts at UFV. Proceeds go to the production of the BFA Grad Show and for VA scholarships. The event is open to the public for five days only and provides a rare opportunity to acquire artworks that are affordable. This year the BFA Grad Silent Auction raised an astounding $3000. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the grads by biding on quality art works.
Location: VA Gallery, B 136, Abbotsford Campus Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Mon – Thurs. Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
ATTENTION! The BFA Grads of 2014 need your help!
Please donate to their online funding campaign, and help them reach their goal. All funds raised go to the 2014 Grad exhibition, Some Assembly Required
Visit http://www.gofundme.com/ufvbfa to give today
The 3rd Annual pARTicipate Poster Competition is announced!
Design a poster to create awareness of the impact of residential school systems and the need for recongnition, healing and reconciliation,
Submit entries by January 31, 2014.
For more info, email Vicki Bolan: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: blogs.ufv.ca/graphicdesign
Check out Past Visual Arts Events