Call for Artists: In the Red: creation from deficit, Edmonton

I'm excited to share the "Call for Artist for In the Red". This will be the first show I've curated and I really want it to be a good one. Please share this call with any current or former Alberta artist working in any fine craft medium.

Call for Artists:: In the Red: creation from deficit

 Submission Deadline: February 11, 2011
Exhibition location: Alberta Craft Council's Feature Gallery
Exhibition dates: TBA


"In the Red" is a budgetary term originating from the traditional practice of showing negative numbers in red ink.

In 2010 five million dollars was cut from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts budget and we must now ask ourselves how these cuts will affect the cultural voice of Alberta. In the Red will explore the impact of these cuts on an artist's ability to create; in essence how do you craft something out of nothing?

Questions for reflection on the theme:
-How does the concept of creation from deficit manifest in contemporary craft?
-How do these cuts affect your studio practice? Your exhibitions? Your community?
-How would you interpret Alberta's new brand "Freedom to create, spirit to achieve"?

This call is open to all current & former Alberta artists working in all fine craft mediums.

Your submission should include:
- a brief statement on how your piece(s) relates to the theme of the exhibition
- up-to-date cv, artist statement & bio
- good quality digital images of your work (4x6 -300 dpi jpg)
- image list that includes; title, medium and techniques used, date created, dimensions and image credit.

This submission can be sent via email or mail.
Email: laura[at]albertacraft.ab.ca
Mail: Alberta Craft Council 10186-106 St. Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4

For more information on this call please email laura[at]albertacraft.ab.ca or call (780) 488-6611 ext 231