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
EXPLORE THE SELF PORTRAIT WITH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SHELLEY STEFAN
Painting and drawing instructor, Shelley Stefan, had a productive 2013. She was involved in several exhibitions, community outreach events and more looking at diversity and interculturalism throughout the lower mainland. Stefan is keeping the momentum going in 2014 with, About Face, a group exhibition put on by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council that includes portraiture works. Two self portraits of Stefan's are exhibited from January 31, 2014 to March 01, 2014 at Cityscape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.
SHELLEY STEFAN TAKES PART IN INTERCULTURALISM DIALOGUE
Instructor Shelley Stefan takes on diversity once more! A two part dialogue happening Saturday, November 9th from 10am to 4pm and Saturday, November 16th from 12pm to 3pm, UFV Instructor Shelley Stefan will participate as an artist, along with fellow artist Diane Moran, creating works of art to be showcased during the second session that lead into a discussion on the theme of interculturalism.
Participants have a chance to create their own work of art in any medium. For more information, visit the Vancouver Observer blog post
Watch the video of the event here
INSTRUCTOR SHELLEY STEFAN PAINTS LIVE AT CBC VANCOUVER STUDIO
UFV Visual Arts instructor Shelley Stefan will be exhibiting and performing at CBC Vancouver Studio on June 7, June 8, 2013. The event, entitled AFI:10 Roots of Change, focuses on the importance of Art for Social Change. Stefan will be doing a live painting performance entitled "Self-Empathy <--> World-Empathy" and exhibiting the video "B is for Butch" from New York City, 2010. For more information, visit artforimpact.com
UFV Visual Arts Department is proud to partner with the National Film Board of Canada for the 2012 Get Animated! showing of five fantastic short animated films, October 30, 2012 at 4:30pm in room B101 (the Lecture Theatre of UFV).
In honour of International Animation Day, UFV will be serving up some of Canada's finest animation with offerings from
up and coming filmakers as well as some of the world's most accomplished directors - all absolutely free!
Love and loss, and the mysteries of what could have been, take centre stage in this program of animated shorts. Be swept up in the fantasy of an in-flight romance, discover the secret story of a lost Polish town, meet a troubled young vampire and a man who is about to lose his head --and see hjow an office prank leads to one man's full-blown transformation.
UFV Visual Arts Department Faculty member Shelley Stefan has directed a 230 foot long public mural on the theme of Diversity and Inclusion, set to be unveiled at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave., on Tuesday, May 29, at 11:30pm.
Everyone is invited to the unveiling! There will be a complimentary BBQ, serving both meat and vegetarian, and an opportunity to view the work and meet the team.
WE HAVE WINNERS!
The Jury of the 2011/2012 pARTicipate Poster Competition organized by the Visual Arts Department has awarded five students for their entries. Overall we received twenty-three poster projects on this year's theme “Uncommon Goodness: People who see goodness, do good.” Many thanks to all who participated.
… and the winners are:
Chrissy Courtney: 1st place
Lesley Mu: 2nd place
Sarah Flann: 3rd place
Victoria Beaumont: 1st recognition
Chisa Saegusa: 2nd recognition
The organizers would like to thank Karen Evans – Students Vice-President; Dr. Jacqueline Nolte – Dean, College of Arts; Tetsuomi Anzai – Head, Visual Arts Department; and Cameron Roy – Manager, UFV Bookstore, for their support and generous contributions. am - 6:00 pm
Hey, come on down and get some great deals in support of the visual arts graduation class of 2012.
February 6 - 10
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hey, come on down and get some great deals in support of the visual arts graduation class of 2012. Ends Friday, February 10th at 6:00 pm.
UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES
Davida Kidd — Who Needs Art When You Have a View Like This
February 1st 4:00 pm
Davida Kidd’s latest body of work features an array of images that engage in biting double entendres.
It was inspired by a billboard Kidd read when driving across the Cambie Street Bridge that exclaimed “Who Needs Art When You Have a View Like This!” In keeping with Kidd’s practice of constructing sets and staging subjects, she creates large-scale photographic images that use digital collage to combine multiple objects, images, and views.
Davida Kidd’s practice addresses themes of the blurred line between illusion and reality. She cultivates the ambiguous moments at which subjects become invented by the viewer.
Born in Edmonton, Davida Kidd received her BFA and MVA in Print Media from the University of Alberta, where she specialized in Print Media, Photography, Digital Imaging and Installation. Kidd is currently an instructor in the UFV Visual Arts department. She was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix at the 2003 International Print Triennial in Poland and recently received a major project grant from the Canada Council of the Arts.
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