Friday, 9 September 2016

Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards & Call for Artist

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) has recently launched the Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Award.  It is an annual program that recognizes, and celebrates excellence in various areas of the Arts, while building awareness of the contribution of artists to the region.

Do you know any artists that have had an impact on our Region?  If so, you should nominate them for this award before Sept. 16, 2016.  For more information on the Excellence in Arts Award, and nomination criteria please visit: www.artscouncilwb.ca/programs/wood-buffalo-excellence-arts-awards


ACWB is also 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 are to submit a proposal to create 13 awards – one for each of the categories – and the work media should be 2D or 3D artwork / fine craft which reflects the following themes: Wood Buffalo; excellence in the arts; culture of creativity; courage and integrity; and/or collaborative leadership.  The pieces should be uniquely crafted pieces specifically for the awards program.   The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, September 26th.  Email submissions and directly related questions should be sent to diana.moser@artscouncilwb.ca

Monday, 8 August 2016

A Wonderful Week of Artist Lead Workshops



The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency (AIR) program is now in its fourth week and this year’s mentors, Alma Louise Visscher and Kritsana Naowakhun, have already hosted two community artist workshops.  This week, the mentors will host three more artist workshops that are open to all ages and abilities, and all supplies will be provided for the participants.   From Aug. 8th – Aug. 10th the mentors will visit the communities of Anzac, Conklin, and Fort Chipewyan.  Please note that children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Please visit the AIR website for more information on the program, and to register for workshops.


Monday’s workshop will be held in Anzac at the Community Hall, and the focus will be on painting winter wonderlands. Participants will discover the basics of painting snow covered hills, bare trees, and other winter elements.

One of Wednesday’s workshop will be held in Conklin at the Community Centre, and the focus will be on painting fall landscapes. Participants will discover color and brush stroke movements.

The other Wednesday workshop will be in Fort Chipewyan, at the MaMawi Community Centre. It will explore themes of community, flags, fabric dying and painting.


All workshops will have both thematic or conceptual components, as well as a technical component.



Friday, 29 July 2016

2016 Artist in Residency

The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency (AIR) program commenced on July 18th and will run for six weeks.  Mentoring artists Alma Louise Visscher and Kritsana Naowakhun and 10 local artists have made studio space at Keyano College their home.  This year’s mentors will be hosting free workshops throughout the Region for the next month.   These workshops are open to all ages and abilities; children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Please visit the AIR website for more information on the program, and to register for workshops. 

 www.rmwb.ca/air

The next workshop will be held in Fort McMurray on Tuesday August 2nd, at the Casman Centre from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  It will be hosted by Kritsana Naowakhun, and focus on Mixed Media.  Hope to see you there.