“Running with Brushes” acrylic painting workshop
Saturday June 1st, 2-4pm
$50 - all materials supplied
Register at the Gallery
Max 12 participants
Facilitated by Dianne Postman, Micky McCulley & Noreen Spence
Do you want to have more fun with your art?
Are you wanting to develop a more loose and painterly approach to art?
Do you get locked into details and stuck when you are painting?
Are you a complete neophyte who has never picked up a brush but desires to try?
Running with Brushes is the workshop for you!
“Running with Brushes” is a workshop designed to unlock the creative process, release fear, and generate a sense of play. Participants will contribute to a regionally collaborative piece of art - a 5’ x 6’ canvas - which will be auctioned in Terrace in September. In addition, participants will take home both collaborative art and individually created pieces.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
We are now inviting artists to participate in the Gallery’s June ceramics exhibition showcasing clay as an art medium. The current working title is "Clay: Beyond Function".
We would like the show to be a representation of clay that goes beyond the traditional functional work that is made on a regular basis. We would like to showcase where you can go with clay - sculpture, lighting, tile, relief, vessels... take it wherever you like!
Non-functional is not a requirement but we would love to see artists push their boundaries!
This exhibition is open to any artist interested, including those who don't particularly work in clay - take it as an opportunity to explore the medium.
The Gallery will be able to show 3–5 pieces per artist.
If you are interested in participating in the show, or if you have any questions, please contact:
Michel Kafer, Exhibition Coordinator
Michel may have clay available for sale if you don't have your own supply and may be willing to do some firing if need be too.
Feel free to pass this information on to any artist that you know who might be interested.
[THIS INFORMATION MAY BE DOWNLOADED IN PDF FORMAT BY CLICKING ON THE ATTACHMENT 'INFORMATION SHEET' AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE]
This special community centennial exhibition will feature 100 works of art created by the community, representing each year of the Smithers Centennial (1913-2013).
Artists can either pick a centennial year at random from our lucky-dip box, or may select a year of their choice (as long as it is still available), and use this year as a springboard for inspiration for a work of art.
For example, someone could create a work of art representing a local event which happened in the year they chose, or something which was personal to their own lives in that year, or a realistic representation of Smithers or fashion styles in that year, or create an abstract artwork inspired by the something related to the year, and so on... there is no constraint on what you create or how you choose to represent your chosen year. Let your imaginations and creativity run wild!
You can use any medium– painting, drawing, photography, fabric art, collage, ceramics… you could even write a poem or story which is inspired by the year you select. As long as it is visual then the choice is yours!
The exhibition will be held in August during Smithers Centennial Homecoming (show dates: August 7 - September 7, 2013). There will be a Wine & Cheese Opening Reception on Friday August 9, 6pm-9pm.
• The artwork must be the original work of the artist.
• $10 entry fee per selected year – artists may do up to three different years.
• Artwork must be dropped off in ready-to-hang condition (i.e. with hanging wire installed)
• Age limit: 13+
• Collaborative group work is permitted
• Maximum size for artwork which will be hung: 20"W (no height limit)
• The artist can choose whether or not to offer their work for sale – the Gallery`s standard commission rate of 25% members/35% non-members would apply. (Memberships are $25.)
Deadline for entry to the exhibition: July 2, 2013
Deadline for dropoff of artwork: August 5, 2013
Exhibition dates: August 7 – September 7, 2013
Cheese & Wine Opening Reception: Friday August 9, 6pm-9pm (during Homecoming Week)
ENTRY FORMS AT THE GALLERY – COME AND PICK YOUR YEAR!
SPACES ARE LIMITED – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!
Need more information?
Contact Poppy Dubar, Fundraising Events Chair
250-847-3550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"100 Years/100 Artists" is proudly sponsored by All West Glass
34th annual Christmas Arts and Craft Fair
30 artisans selling their handcrafted items – pottery, jewellery, bodycare, textiles, cards and prints, photography, stained glass, baking, and much more!
Friday Nov 23, 5pm-9pm
Saturday Nov 24, 10am-4pm
Central Park Building
A fundraiser for the Smithers Art Gallery
Door prize donated by Central Mountain Air!
The Smithers Art Gallery requires a Summer Gallery Intern who will be responsible for:
- organising, promoting, and teaching summer art programs for children and youth including, but not limited to, a two-week art camp and Saturday morning art activities;
- undertaking community outreach;
- performing market research;
- gallery staffing;
- assisting with the general administration of the Gallery.
We are looking for an energetic self-starter with a creative spirit and the ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a small team. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest or training in fine arts and/or education including Early Childhood Education. Preference will be given to qualified First Nations applicants. Confidence in dealing with the general public, and competency in MS Office programs an advantage.
Job Title: Summer Gallery Intern
Reports to: Gallery Manager, Smithers Art Gallery
Salary: dependent upon experience
Hours: 30 hrs/week
Hiring period: May/June to August including Saturdays (start/end dates and days worked will be negotiated and agreed between the Gallery and the successful applicant)
Special conditions: Must be aged 19-30 yrs, be currently registered as a full-time student and be returning to full-time studies in the next academic year.
PLEASE READ THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION ATTACHED BELOW BEFORE APPLYING
(available in PDF and Word format)Enquiries: (250) 847-3898 or email@example.com
Applications may be submitted by post or email to:
Smithers Art Gallery, Box 122, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: Thursday May 16, 2013
Having a meeting? Need a place to host an event or workshop?
Did you know the Smithers Art Gallery rents out the gallery space?
The gallery is available for rental outside of the hours we are open to the public. It has a well-lit interior with ample room for hosting events such as board meetings, workshops, and coffee houses. We have seating for approximately 40, trestle tables, a data projector, and a kitchen.
The rental cost is $15 per hour, and a $50 damage deposit is required. The damage deposit will be returned at the end of your event if no damage has been done to the gallery. Rental of the data projector is an additional $25 per day with a $250 damage deposit.
To book the Gallery drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 250-847-3898 to make sure the date you are requesting is available - we will make a provisional booking for you which will be confirmed once you have signed the rental agreement and made payment.
The PDF version of the rental agreement can be found below. The completed form can be mailed to the Gallery, or dropped off during our hours of operation, along with all fees.
In 2011, the Smithers Art Gallery adopted a new strategic plan to develop a more efficient, effective, and productive system in which to operate. The plan aims to increase the diversity of our shows and events, increase public awareness of our organization and image, continue our community involvement and enrichment through art education, and increase our accessibility.
Click on the PDF files below for the complete Strategic Plan and Gallery Survey results!
Why become a Member of the Smithers Art Gallery?
The Art Gallery needs your support to remain the pre-eminent visual arts facility in the Bulkley Valley, showcasing the work of local and regional artists since 1971. The Gallery is almost entirely volunteer-run, and operates solely on grants and donations from the public.
Your membership fees go directly to fund art exhibits, workshops, classes, kids' art camps and to building a vibrant arts community here in northwest BC. As a member, you can look forward to the following benefits:
- Discounts on Gallery art workshops, classes, and events.
- Reciprocal membership benefits and discounts at 27 participating art galleries and museums in BC, Alberta, Yukon, Ontario, and the USA (see Reciprocal Membership brochure attached below)
- Receiving our bi-monthly newsletter What's Up in the Gallery and special member bulletins and reminders of upcoming shows and events.
- Being listed in the Artist Directory on our website - a well-used resource for people looking for artists!
- Exhibiting work in the Gallery at a reduced commission rate
- Exhibiting in the bi-annual Members' Show
- Eligibility to take advantage of the Gallery's Payment Plan for the purchase of artwork
- A vote at the AGM
- Discounts at select Smithers' merchants and restaurants:
The Annual Membership fee is still only $25.
Download a Membership Form from the link below. Please fill out the form and
drop it off with payment at the Gallery, mail it to Box 122 Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0, or come by the Gallery in person during our open hours. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, credit, or debit.
Thank you for your support!