Archive for the 'Artists' Category
June 18th, 2012
The Artel invites local artists to participate in a small residency located in the backyard of the Artel at 205 Sydenham Street. Artists are asked to create new work over a period of one month which will be installed in the yard. We will accept proposals in all media however, artworks must be site specific and artists are encouraged to work primarily in the yard.
Art work must be weather resistant.
Art work may contain minimal sound elements at a low volume.
Artists may want to consider the Artel’s audience, who frequent the space for events in the evening.
Landscaping is possible though alterations must be minimal.
Outdoor power is possible, but would only be made available during other programmed events.
A stipend of $100 will be awarded to the selected project.
Artists will send a proposal outlining their project with 5-10 images of their most recent work to email@example.com by July 10.
WHY THE BACKYARD?
The Artel, like many residences, has surplus space located at the back of the building. While much of the activity happening at the Artel takes place within the gallery/living room, the space behind the building remains unused with so much potential. We would like to offer up our backyard to any artist or group of artists who are interested in using this space for a creative project.
Submission due date: July 10
Selection announcement: July 13
Installation production: July 13- August 11
Reception: August 11
February 19th, 2010
|February 23, 2010 ||7:00 pm||to||10:00 pm|
Mouthy is coming up once more!
On Tuesday the 23rd of February, 7pm sharp, come to the Artel at 205 Sydeham st to listen to your friends and fellow Kingstonians tell their best “local stories.” This will be a night filled with Kingston lore. Come and tell us about your life changing and hilarious encounters with Kingston and the surrounding area.
Mouthy is a new, monthly, storytelling series in Kingston, Ontario. Each event will have a different theme and anyone will be able to tell a story, factual or fictional, of their own or someone else’s, at these events. It’ll be done open mic style.
We are trying to create a forum where the wonderful art of engaging storytelling can be practiced and shared. Please attend and share in the experience!
The theme this round: LOCAL STORIES
April 12th, 2008
|April 19, 2008 ||5:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
dinner is a Ser-ved @ the Artel Bistro
Eat Drink and be Merry about art and marvelous about creative life in Kingston this April 19th where we ask you to PASTA-ARTIST-PLEASE.
Come out at 5pm for music, a pre-dinner challenge and noodle-making. Dinner will be served shortly thereafter. $5/plate for a two course meal!
So… What is going on? you ask.. We can’t say exactly, you must come to find out.
Special guests will include local artists and activators participating in the Welcome HERE project, and unknown actions will be performed by audience members at random. Yes, we dare to mix tomato sauce, performance art and community discourse into the same pot. We are just that crazy!
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be none other than the Extraordinary import Lawrence Molloy of The Black Dogs collective (based out of the UK), www.black-dogs.org.
ABOUT THE MC
The Black Dogs ethos pivots around an acknowledgement that all artistic acts are unavoidably political even where this is not the intention of the maker. With this in mind, The Black Dogs are always mindful of the potential absurdities of petty revolutions, and are committed to the goals of full transparency and the demystification of both the artistic process and the often pompous and isolationist art world, never expecting all to engage in art, but always offering it up as an accessible and viable opportunity.
Black Dog Lawrence Molloy is a process-based artist. He is interested in the play and immediacy of preformative acts. Molloy, like all the Black Dogs, contributes activities that are interactive. The success or failure of these activities and whether or not they get made is dependent to a large extent on the people who choose to take part and choose to give Molloy a platform to work on.
In addition, for over two years, Molloy has been setting up, programming, curating and promoting ‘a delicate matter’, a 36-inch artist-led contemporary art gallery. Central to a delicate matter’s program is that it enables artists to make, exhibit and have viewed their ambitious works which up until this time they have not, or would not, have been likely to have been able to produce. So far, he has curated six exhibitions at a delicate matter. For Molloy the running of the gallery is an artwork. It is the process, the act of running and the actions that this involves that is the art in this artwork for him.
This Event is part of Welcome HERE, a project of The Artel Collective focused on enabling of a series of multidisciplinary art presentation and participation opportunities rooted in creative sharing and collaboration, and distinguished by communion with the Kingston community. This 9-month project is made possible with the support of The City of Kingston Arts Fund and the Kingston Arts Council, and in partnership with CFRC 101.9 FM.
Limited Edition ARTEL buttons will be LAUNCHED at the dinner on the 19th!
January 7th, 2008
|January 17, 2008 ||to||February 4, 2008 |
Drawing both from observation and imagination, Aly Ogasian and Amy Uyeda simultaneously document and construct their lives in a collaborative visual diary. Each created a daily drawing based upon sentences alternately chosen by the artists. An endeavor taking place over the course of six months, the work stems from shared traveling experience and the long distance relationships that inevitably occurred as a result of their separation. Through their drawing installation, Uyeda and Ogasian explore the ways in which intimate relationships are maintained through electronic medium. The drawings speak to different perceptions of the same occurrence; the act of drawing is intuitive and immediate causing a shared sentence to yield different results. Meant to reference the creative calamity of the studio space, the installation is inspired by the work of Raymond Pettibon, Tomoko Takahashi and Team Macho.
Aly Ogasian is a 4th year Fine Arts student at Queen’s University from Granby, Connecticut. Her studio practice involves installation, sculpture, and time-based media and deals with issues surrounding decay and preservation. She studied abroad at the Glasgow School of Art in 2007.
Amy Uyeda is currently completing a BFAH at Queen’s University, majoring in printmaking. Valuing the artists’ hand, this show is reflective of her art practice in a larger sense, as drawing processes inspire her work in lithography. Travels to Glasgow and abroad inspire her current work about nature in urban spaces.
December 5th, 2007
|December 10, 2007 ||to||December 29, 2007 |
The Artel Requests Silent Support
The Artel is pleased to announce the presentation of its first silent auction fundraiser at the Sleepless Goat CafÃ© and Worker’s Cooperative (91 Princess Street). On display are original works donated by some of the city’s most innovative and talented contemporary artists. Bids will be accepted for all works from now until 4:00pm on Saturday December 22nd at which time, bidding will close and the highest bidder will be declared the winner of the work.
The artists who have donated their original paintings, prints, and photographs to the silent auction include a mix of emerging and established local visual artists such as: M.P. Tully, William Weedmark, Irina Skvortsova, Melinda Richka, Sharon Muilwyk, Cameron Tomsett, Brent Nurse, Isaac Gillis, Aida Sulcs, Rebecca Soudant, Klaudio Shita, Gjen Snider, Sandra Jass, Lisa Visser, Ben Nelson, and Don Maynard.
There will be an informal meet and greet with a number of the artists at the Sleepless Goat on Monday December 17th between 7-9pm.
All proceeds from the auction will support the Artel’s activities as one of the most exciting, vibrant, and dynamic arts presentation organizations in the city. Located in a 6 bedroom house at 205 Sydenham St., the Artel Arts Accommodation and Venue houses 6 artists in live/work spaces as well as a gallery and event venue.
Run by a collective of the house’s tenants and a group of community members, the Artel collective believes that artistic partnership and collaboration provide the best support to the development of excellence in emerging artists, particularly where such efforts include the public presentation of artwork in the form of exhibitions and events. By welcoming the involvement of artists from multiple disciplines and levels of achievement, and presenting art for the purposes of interpretation and enjoyment by the community, The Artel fosters diversity and accessibility that help to create the best possible environment for artistic growth.
November 21st, 2007
ARTISTS - SUBMIT YOUR ART
Come join us for an evening of spirited bidding on quality original art works, accompanied by Kingstonâ€™s newest band The Gertrudes, an Ambient Folk Collective featuring local musicians Annie Clifford, Greg Tilson, Owen Fernley, Chris Trimmer, Ian Montgomery, Matt Rogalsky, Josh Lyon and Jason Erb.
Modern Fuel is once again proud to be showcasing the work of some of Kingstonâ€™s finest artists, and pleased by the continued support from the visual arts community for this event. Featuring an exciting auctioneer and a great selection of works, proceeds from the sale of the works will go towards Modern Fuelâ€™s programming costs and costs associated with its upcoming facility relocation.
Attend the gala event to support Modern Fuel and share in the celebration of the centreâ€™s 30th anniversary! Tickets to the auction are $20 and are available at the public preview or at Modern Fuel 21A Queen St. Original works will be auctioned live at the Time to Laugh Comedy Club (394 Princess St.) on Sunday December 9th from 7â€“10pm. In addition, a silent auction of smaller works will be on display. In accordance with Modern Fuelâ€™s guiding principle on payment of artists, all donating artists have the option to give 40% 50% 60% or 100% of the sale of their work to the event.
26 November 2007 / ART AUCTION
Advance submission date for artists who want photos of their work featured in the Art Auction catalogue. How to Submit Your Art.
26 November- 1 December 2007 / ART AUCTION
Drop off dates for individual pieces at Modern Fuel Gallery between the hours of Monday-Saturday 12-5pm
4-8 December 2007 / ART AUCTION PREVIEW
Preview of the works to be held at 175 Princess St. 4pm-5pm Tues-Friday and 12-5pm Saturday. More about the Preview.
9 December 2007 / ART AUCTION GALA EVENT
7pm - 11pm, Tickets $20
Time to Laugh Comedy Club 394 Princess St. Catered with a cash bar.
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre - Official Website
May 27th, 2007
Modern Fuel’s Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Thursday May 31st at 7pm in the Main Gallery. All members are encouraged to attend and cast their votes towards the future of our lovely organization. Updates on last year’s programming, operations, and events will take place along with an update on our facility relocation campaign.
Free 30th Anniversary limited addition buttons will be given out to all members, along with a free gift package for the first 25 members through the door.
April 12th, 2007
Lisa Visser has recently launched a website, with information about her artistic practice:
February 7th, 2007
Artel tenant Irina Skvortsova’s portfolio has just gone online — check it out:
January 1st, 2007
The Artel announces eight exhibition opportunities in 2008 under the title WELCOME HERE !
Call for Submissions
Deadline for proposals: January 7, 2008
This call is open to proposals from emerging artists currently or formally living in Kingston Ontario and the surrounding communities, and is also open to artists with other kinds of connections to the Greater Kingston area.
This exhibition series is scheduled to begin February 2008 and end November 2008. Those selected receive a 3-week exhibition slot in the Artel’s 530 sq/foot gallery, at no charge. Promotion, administration, installation assistance and gallery volunteers are all included. Some charges may apply for an opening reception. Proposals will be selected by The Artel Collective according to the artistic merit of the work.
As part of the project, The Artel Collective will host two public dinners, which the artists are requested to attend to contribute to discussion on ‘life as an artist in Kingston’.
THE ARTEL is a non-profit, community-based artist collective and artist’s residence located in Kingston, Ontario. Run by a volunteer group of 12 artists and community players, The Artel Collective is committed to supporting emerging artists practicing in a variety of media, including: visual and media arts, performance, installation, music, curatorial, community, activist and interdisciplinary work.
As a venue THE ARTEL is unique; equipped with a public gallery space on the first floor of an artist house. THE ARTEL encourages collaborative relationships between artists, between artists and institutions, and between artists and members of the Kingston community-at-large. THE ARTEL seeks to support diversity within Kingston’s arts scene, and welcomes involvement from a wide and overlapping range of artistic disciplines, approaches and interests.
If presenting your work in an alternative, community-minded arts venue sounds appealing please send your proposal by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off/mail to 205 Sydenham Street, Kingston Ontario K7K 3M3
For more information on The Artel visit www.the-artel.ca
Please include the following in your proposal package:
A one page description of the project you would like to present
Your artist statement
Your artist resume / curriculum vitae
A descriptive and detailed overview of your arts experience
Images of your work, on CD, DVD, or colour print-out / portfolio, with an image list including titles, medium, and size of works
* Indicate whether the work shown in your images is the work you are proposing for exhibition OR whether the images presented are providing examples of the type of work to be created for the exhibition. These materials will not be returned, but pick-up can be arranged.
A maximum half-page answer to the question
‘what is it like to be an artist in a place like Kingston?’