Current and Upcoming Events around Richmond

Arts Events and Artist Opportunities – April 2017

Prepared by the Richmond Arts Coalition

If you’d like to add an event to this monthly list, please send information to rac@richmondartscoalition.com by the 15th of the month preceding your event.

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The Richmond Arts Coalition is pleased to announce Rob Fillo as RAC’s first ever Executive Director.

“We are excited that Rob has agreed to lend his energy and expertise to move our strategic plan forward. Together we envision a successful and bright future for RAC and the arts here in Richmond.” – RAC Chair, Linda Barnes

To celebrate, we are holding the first of a new series of monthly RAC member meetups!
April 2
RAC Monthly Members Meetup
Waves Coffeehouse
120-12231 First Avenue
1pm-3pm
This month is a chance to meet with our new Executive Director, Rob Fillo, to discuss the future of RAC and the direction of arts in Richmond. The intent of this series is to create an open forum so we can connect and share ideas on how to improve our arts community.

*special thanks to Steve Zhu at Waves Coffeehouse for hosting!*

 

Also of note are upcoming deadlines for submitting artwork/writing for the Finn Slough Show, for live performances and booth displays for the RCCS Canada 150 Celebration, and for signature artwork for the Richmond Maritime Festival!

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 April 1
Richmond Orchestra & Chorus – Young @ Heart
South Arm United Church
11051 Number 3 Road
7:30pm-10pm
Springtime speaks to new life and growth, and what more appropriate time to consider all that children have to offer to our world? Richmond Chorus’s April 1 concert will focus on music about, by and for children – and we are delighted to be joined by Vivo Children’s Choir from New Westminster. Vivo has been singing together since 2002, working in graded levels to allow children to improve their music skills.
Website: http://www.roca.ca/roca-concert-season/2016/5/23/young-heart
Tickets: http://www.vtixonline.com/event.php?event_id=804
Phone: 604.276.2747

April 1 – April 15
Art About Finn Slough Exhibition
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate – Upper Rotunda
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/cultural-centre/art-displays.htm

April 1 – April 27
Exhibition: SPECTATOR Photography by Fang Tong
Vancouver Lipont Art Centre
4211 Number 3 Road
Opening Reception: Saturday April 1st, 2017 2pm-4pm
Exhibition: 9am – 5pm
Eighteen large-scale photographs from three series: Soap Opera, The Chen Family, and Window will be presented to the audience along with editions of various sizes at the newly established Vancouver Lipont Art Centre. Besides the photographs, the set of Lonely Christmas – Soap Opera Series will be re-created in the gallery.

Fang Tong takes a spectator’s perspective to look at the lives around her and uses a cinematic style in her photography. Along with the carefully processed details, her photos provoke audiences to create a narrative out of cinematic pictures. She nurtures the balance between the real and the surreal that pulls her audiences into the world she created, but she also allows the audience to discover their own answers.
Phone: 604.285.9975
Website: www.lipont.com

April 1 – April 30
Richmond Photo Club Exhibit
Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
Phone: 604-238-8422

April 2
Annabelle Eternal Love Charity Concert
River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
8pm
One of Hong Kong’s famous singers in the early and late 80s, well-known for her sweet charm and beautiful voice will be joining us on April 2nd at the River Rock Show Theatre. If you are a fan of Annabelle, don’t miss out on a chance to catch her spectacular performance of heart-felt Cantonese classics by purchasing tickets for the show! As the beneficiary of the night will be for the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, it is also a chance for you to give back to charity.
Website: http://www.riverrock.com/event/annabelle-eternal-love-charity-concert/

April 2
RAC Monthly Members Meetup
Waves Coffeehouse
120-12231 First Avenue
1pm-3pm
Meet the new RAC Executive Director, Rob Fillo!
Discuss the future of RAC and the direction of arts in Richmond. The intent of this series is to create an open forum so we can connect and share ideas on how to improve our arts community.
*special thanks to Steve Zhu at Waves Coffeehouse for hosting!*

April 6
Lulu Speaker Series – John Patkau – The Changing Nature of Galleries and Museums
Richmond City Hall Council Chambers
6911 No. 3 Road
7pm

Today’s art galleries and museums seek to engage, motivate and inspire a 21st century audience that challenges our cultural institutions to become more agile, flexible and creative in the way that they present content. Patkau Architects’ vast portfolio includes the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Ontario, Audain Art Museum in Whistler, Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver and Thunder Bay Art Gallery. John Patkau’s designs reflect the evolution of the art gallery and museum from being spaces for the display and preservation of objects toward new places of cultural commons. This talk will be preceded by Richmond-based tar and sitar player, Ali Azumi. Free.
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/about/events/lulu/JohnPatkau.htm

April 6 – April 9
17th Annual Art About Finn Slough Exhibition – Time and Tide: Finn Slough Space and Place
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate
Thurs. April 6th – 1pm-9pm
Friday April 7th – 9am-9pm – Reception with guest speakers and refreshments from 6:45pm-9pm
Sat April 8th – 10am-5pm – Arts activity for all ages from 2:30pm–4:30pm
Sun. April 9th – 10am – 3pm
A community Art exhibition about Richmond’s famous Finn Slough .
Website: www.finnslough.com

April 6 – April 15
The Watershed
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
A rollicking road trip in pursuit of a nation’s disappearing lifeblood.  Celebrated documentary theatre artist Annabel Soutar leads her family on a cross-Canada journey, probing the forces that are shaping the future of our dwindling natural resources. By innovatively dramatizing an eclectic and insightful set of interviews with scientists, government officials, activists and business leaders, The Watershed deftly documents a nation struggling to find the balance between environment and industry.
Website: https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/watershed
Tickets: http://tickets.gatewaytheatre.com/
Box Office: 604-270-1812

April 7
Artist Talk with Michael Bednar
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate – Performance Hall
7pm-9pm
This year’s theme is, Time and Tide: Finn Slough Space and Place.

The idea of “Art about Finn Slough Show” is to honour Finn Slough and the many decades of artists’ engagement with representing Finn Slough, and to further invite and expand this visual conversation. Michael Bednar’s photographic work, The Fraser, Living River explores the historical and ecological significance of British Columbia’s longest river. Commencing its documentation of the headwaters at the Continental Divide to its terminus at the Pacific Ocean, Bednar examines this ecologically diverse river that flows through 11 of BC’s 14 biogeoclimatic zones. Central to the project is Bednar’s framing of the Fraser as a working river; his images highlight its history and continued importance to First Nations communities and include the development of industries such as logging, shipping, fishing, and tourism. The City of Richmond, located on Lulu Island at the mouth of the Fraser River, evinces the working aspect of the river with numerous industries presently lining its river banks.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/upcoming/michael-bednar-artist-talk/

April 7
Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday through a Camera Lens 庆祝加拿大建国150年摄影讲座
Brighouse Library
7700 Minoru Gate
6:30pm
Mandarin with English Translation.
摄影师将跟大家分享加拿大的风景和人物,及拍摄技巧和经验体会。The presenting photographers from CIPA will share Canadian landscapes and portraits, and the experience as well as the techniques behind those photos. 系列讲座结束后会有影展。An exhibition of the photographer’s photos will be held after the series of workshops.
Website: http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/

April 7 – June 23 (Fridays)
Art Café
City Centre Community Centre 
5900 Minoru Boulevard
7:30pm-9:30pm
Fridays only. This is an open arts studio with music created for artists in the community to connect with one another over pressed coffee.  Limited art supplies available for use. Pressed coffee included. Live music available on some nights. Drop-in fee of 5.36$
Phone: 604.204.8588
Website: www.mycitycentre.org

April 8 – June 25
Omnis Temporalis
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Artists Talk, Performance & Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
New exhibition premieres a musical performance by Vancouver composer Mark Haney in collaboration with renowned cartoonist Seth.
The Richmond Art Gallery presents Omnis Temporalis a multiform project based on Canadian cartoonist Seth’s critically acclaimed picture novella,George Sprott: 1894-1975. Set in the fictional Ontario city of Dominion, the work is an evocation of mid-20th century Canadiana, exploring themes such as, identity, death, change, loss and memory through various portrayals of the eponymous protagonist, George Sprott. Haney’s new composition tells Sprott’s story through dialogue and music supported by an ensemble of characters: Richard Newman as George Sprott; Dorothea Hayley as Daisy, koralee and Heather Pawsey sharing the role of narrator; Jovanni Sy as the male ensemble; Mark Takeshi McGregor on alto bass flute; Marina Hasselberg on cello; and Mark Haney on double bass. Costumes designed by Diane Park.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/exhibition/omnis-temporalis/
Phone: 604.247.8300
Email: gallery@richmond.ca

April 8 – June 25
Michael Bednar – The Fraser, Living River
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Opening Reception: April 8, 8pm-10pm
Michael Bednar’s photographic work, The Fraser, Living River explores the historical and ecological significance of British Columbia’s longest river. Commencing its documentation of the headwaters at the Continental Divide to its terminus at the Pacific Ocean, Bednar examines this ecologically diverse river that flows through 11 of BC’s 14 biogeoclimatic zones. Central to the project is Bednar’s framing of the Fraser as a working river; his images highlight its history and continued importance to First Nations communities and include the development of industries such as logging, shipping, fishing, and tourism. The City of Richmond, located on Lulu Island at the mouth of the Fraser River, evinces the working aspect of the river with numerous industries presently lining its river banks.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/exhibition/the-fraser-living-river/

April 9
General Recital with Scholarship Presentation
South Arm United Church
11051 No. 3 Road
1:30pm
Held by the Richmond Branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association. A variety of audience pleasing selections will be heard. The Richmond Branch scholarships, Richmond Community Service scholarships and Winifred Proud scholarships will be presented. Tickets are $2/person or $5/family at the door.
Website: www.bcrmta.com
Phone: 604.268.9559

April 9
Branscombe House Open Studio Drop-in
Branscombe House
4900 Steveston Highway
1pm-3pm
Think about everyday found objects in a new light by using them in unique ways. Participants will explore the outdoor area around Branscombe House for pebbles, leaves and other natural objects, and then use the objects themselves as mark-making tools to create paintings. Practice colour composition, develop skills in abstract design, and expand ways of seeing. Everyone will leave with their own handmade works of art and the confidence and skills to create more. Open Studio Drop-ins are free and registration is not required.
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/sites/branscombehouse/branscomberesidency.htm

April 9
Cannery Farmer’s Market
Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Moncton St & Third Ave
10am-3pm
Continuing the tradition of the Steveston winter farmers’ market as a local attraction and a gathering place for hundreds of neighbours, the Cannery Farmers’ Market provides an opportunity for local food producers and artisans to showcase their products, which follow the “Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Catch it” philosophy. Only approved products that are made, baked, grown, raised, caught or harvested by B.C. vendors can be sold. Community partner information tables, entertainment, and guided tours of the heritage site (by donation) enhance this fun market. Admission is Free. Dates: April 9, 23.
Website: www.canneryfarmersmarket.org

April 14 – May 10
Exhibition by Asmaa Ismail
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate – Upper Rotunda
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/cultural-centre/art-displays.htm

April 19
All Our Father’s Relations – Film Screening
Cannery Farmer’s Market
Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Moncton St & Third Ave
7pm
On National Canadian Film Day, a free screening of “All Our Father’s Relations” will be presented in the Boiler House Theatre at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. The documentary film tells the stories of the Grant brothers, of Musqueam and Chinese descent, who travel from Vancouver to China to try to rediscover their father’s roots.
Sign up online or in person: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/all-our-fathers-relations-gulf-of-georgia-cannery-screening-tickets-32561118181?aff=eac2
Website: http://gulfofgeorgiacannery.org/events/all-our-fathers-relations-film-screening

April 20
Gary Poole
Chinese Bunkhouse, Britannia Shipyard
5180 Westwater Drive
7:30pm

Richmond based singer-songwriter Gary Poole returns to the Guild for an evening of home-grown music. Gary was a creative force behind the group Marilyn, Hudson, Carr and Poole, writing their hit singles For Today” and “Is It Any Wonder?” The group went on to record for CBC radio and television.  A writer of songs with memorable melodies and lyrics, Gary has more recently performed at such venues as the Orpheum Theatre (with the VSO) and Richmond’s Gateway Theatre. Gary came to our notice about 18 months ago, and has since performed several times for SFG, charming the audience with his well crafted songs on life and relationships. For the Guild, Gary will sing some of his songs about a world that is sometimes wildly complex and sometimes beautifully simple. Tickets: 10$.
Website: http://www.stevestonfolk.net/

April 21
Rotary Rocks Richmond
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
7:30pm
Spencer & The Dream Continues. Capture the feelings and memories of your favourite tunes. Over four decades of famous Rock & Roll artists, adele, Chicago, Deep Purple, Diana Ross, Eagles, ELO, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Wings, and much more! A full stage show performed by a dream team of 8 talented musicians. Proceeds to the Rotary Foundation.
Tickets: http://richmondrotary.com/event/rotary-rocks-richmond/

April 21 – April 23
Richmond Potters Club Annual Spring Sale
Richmond Cultural Arts Centre
180-7700 Minoru Gate
1pm-9pm (21st), 10am-4pm (22nd), 10am-3pm (23rd)
Approximately 40 potters, many with vast years of experience, will be contributing their works for sale. Those participating are skilled artisans bringing a variety of functional and decorative ceramic pieces. Come early to get your best choices of unique pieces. Also joining the sale will be the “Weavers and Spinners Guild” with handcrafted items. The textiles made are unique and spectacular. Free parking, Free Admission.
Phone: 780.292.3545 (Paul Pierzchalski, sales coordinator)
Website: http://www.richmondpottersclub.com/

April 22
An Exquisite Chinese Opera Evening with Winifred in Vancouver
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
7pm
Cantonese Opera with English surtitles.
Tickets: 604.889.3361 or 778.386.1119

April 23
Cannery Farmer’s Market
Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Moncton St & Third Ave
10am-3pm
Continuing the tradition of the Steveston winter farmers’ market as a local attraction and a gathering place for hundreds of neighbours, the Cannery Farmers’ Market provides an opportunity for local food producers and artisans to showcase their products, which follow the “Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Catch it” philosophy. Only approved products that are made, baked, grown, raised, caught or harvested by B.C. vendors can be sold. Community partner information tables, entertainment, and guided tours of the heritage site (by donation) enhance this fun market. Admission is Free. Dates: March 12, 26, April 9, 23.
Website: www.canneryfarmersmarket.org

Ongoing – April 24
Blurring the Lines in Visual Conversations: Paul Clarke
City Hall Galleria
6911 No. 3 Road
9am-5pm
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/exhibitions/city-hall-galleria/

April 25 – June 12
Inside, Looking Out: Glen Anderson, David Dorrington, Marina Szijarto, Melanie Thompson, Liane Varnam
City Hall Galleria
6911 No. 3 Road
9am-5pm
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/exhibitions/city-hall-galleria/

April 27
Autobiographical Comics with Sean Karemaker
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
7pm-9pm
Autobiographical comics encompass straightforward memoirs and stories in which the first-person narrator is a secondary participant, even a passive observer. Comic book artist Sean Karemaker provides an illustrated talk on his work and demonstrates the process of making an autobiographical comic.  In this 2-hour workshop, learn how to use your own personal stories to create a one-page comic. All art materials provided. Free workshop. Registration required due to limited spaces.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autobiographical-comics-with-sean-karemaker-tickets-29941251088
Email:  ktycholis@richmond.ca
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/upcoming/autobiographical-comics-sean-karemaker/

April 28 – April 29
Dance Canada: A Celebration of International Dance Day
Aberdeen Centre
4151 Hazelbridge Way
Friday, April 28 – FREE dance workshops from 1:00-2:30pm
Saturday, April 29 – FREE dance performance from 1:30-3:00pm
To commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, Sudnya Dance Academy and Clarkson Events have partnered with Aberdeen Centre to provide two FREE dance celebrations, in honour of International Dance Day in Richmond, BC. The community is invited to learn four culturally diverse dances through free workshops on Friday, April 28 from 1:00-2:30pm and a free multicultural performance will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 1:30-3:00pm. Both events are open to people of all ages and abilities and will take place in the Central Atrium at Aberdeen Centre.
Website: http://richmondevent.wixsite.com/intldancedayrichmond
Email: internationaldancedayrichmond@gmail.com

April 29
Beethoven & Mendelssohn
Richmond Pentecostal Church
9300 Westminster Highway
7:30pm-10pm
This concert features two of the 19th century’s most uplifting composition – Beethoven`s Symphony No. 8 and Mendelssohn`s Violin Concerto. Beethoven’s 8th Symphony is a cheerful diversion from the dramatic and monumental 7th and 9th Symphonies. Soloist Isabel Lago will thrill you with her performance of Mendelssohn`s romantic and heartwarming violin concerto and she will show us all why it is one of the most popular of all the violin concertos!
Website: http://www.roca.ca/roca-concert-season/2017/4/29/beethoven-mendelssohn
Tickets:  http://www.vtixonline.com/event.php?event_id=805

Ongoing until Spring 2017
Women on the Homefront: Women’s Contributions during World War II
Open daily 10 am to 5 pm
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
12138 Fourth Ave
With thousands of Canadian men overseas, it was the women of Canada who harvested the crops, kept factories running, looked after the children, and raised money for the war. Women on the Homefront explores the fascinating contributions made by women toward the war effort, with a particular focus on the impact of their work in Canada’s west coast canneries and in their homes. The new exhibit invites visitors of all ages to do their part for the war effort. Try on a uniform and join the workforce, explore ration‐conscious sugar free baking recipes, sit and knit, sort and recycle, or plant a row of vegetables in a ‘Victory Garden’. Wander through the different ‘vignettes’ of life at home and work during the war years. Reminisce, share or listen to the stories of this important part of Canadian history.
Phone: 604.664.9009
Email: info@gogcannery.org
Website: www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.org

May 28
30th Anniversary Gala Performance – Richmond Academy of Dance
River Rock Show Theatre
8811 River Road
7:30pm
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, the Richmond Academy of Dance will be presenting a Gala Performance at the River Rock Show Theatre on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 7:30pm. This wonderful evening of dance, theatre and song will include the Academy’s Senior Professional Division alongside Academy graduates and guests such as Heather Ogden (Principal Dancer with National Ballet of Canada), Tara Williamson (Former Dancer with Ballet BC and Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal), Alexei Geronimo (Bad Boys of Dance and Showstoppers), Stephanie Amurao (L.A. Dance Project and Batsheva Dance Company) and Nicole Caron (Principal Dancer with Alberta Ballet), among others, who are now performing in professional companies, professional institutions and theatres across the globe.
Tickets: $30 through Ticketmaster:  https://www.ticketmaster.ca/Richmond-Academy-of-Dance-Pres-30th-tickets/artist/2355853?brand=&tm_link=tm_homeA_h2
Website:
www.richmondacademyofdance.com
Phone:
604.278.7816

Ongoing until June 11
Leave Your Mark – Wang Duo: Calligrapher for the Ages
Richmond Museum
7700 Minoru Gate
Discover the work of Wang Duo, a revered Chinese calligrapher from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and see his legacy in Richmond today. You can also explore objects and ideas previous generations have left for us. Get inspired to create your own legacy! Highlights include Wang Duo’s calligraphy and rubbings, and historic legacies from an egg decorated with the City’s coat of arms to a horse-hoof inkwell and printing press. The exhibit also reveals how evolving technologies have created new opportunities to leave different types of legacies, from portraits to digital images.
Website: http://www.richmondmuseum.ca/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/
Phone: 604.247.8300
Email: museum@richmond.ca

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Artist Opportunities:

Submission Deadline: March 31
Richmond Maritime Festival Signature Artwork

Richmond-based visual artists and graphic designers again have a chance to create this year’s signature artwork for the annual Richmond Maritime Festival.

The winning artwork will become the poster image for the 14th annual festival, which takes place at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site on August 12 and 13. One of Richmond’s most popular summertime events, the Richmond Maritime Festival was recently nominated as one of five finalists for Best Public Entertainment Event or Festival at the 2017 Canadian Event Industry Awards.
The winning poster image will convey Steveston’s maritime and wooden boat heritage, as well as recognizing that 2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation. The poster will be seen throughout Metro Vancouver in print and online advertising, brochures, transit shelter advertising, site decor and other promotional materials over the summer. The selected artist will receive a $500 honorarium. In April, the winning artist will be announced and the final artwork will be made public in early June. Last year, local artist Brenda Clark created a memorable artwork capturing the fun, maritime theme of the festival and the natural and historic beauty of its historic site. Artists who wish to be considered for this project are invited to submit a portfolio of up to five work samples (in electronic format).
Submissions: Email to festivals@richmond.ca.
Phone: Major Events and Film Office at 604-247-4659

Submission Deadline: April 5 – between 3pm and 7pm
17th Annual 2017 Art about Finn Slough Show – “Time and Tide: Finn Slough Space and Place”
Presented,by the Finn Slough Heritage and Wetlands Association and Richmond Cultural Centre.
Call for submissions: Artists and Writers.
You are invited to participate in this un‐juried but single‐focused show. Photographers, painters, sketchers, sculptors, textile artists, and other media welcome. Writers of short works, short reflections (up to 500 words-ish) are also very welcome. Writers too need to bring work mounted and ready for display.

How to participate: Artists bring art ready to hang/show to the ATRIUM at the Richmond Cultural Centre (7700 Minoru Gate) on Wednesday, April 5th, between 3pm and 7pm. Art MUST be brought at that time only please. Three pieces of art maximum per artist, Artists will please collect their work on Sunday April 9th at3pm when the show comes down. No commission is taken on any sold artworks exhibited at this community created exhibition.
Website: www.finnslough.com
Email: tr0wse@hotmail.com

April 6
Artist Salon: April Session
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
7pm-9pm
Group Show-and-Tell. This month we will host a group show and tell to familiarize ourselves with each others work.  For those interested in receiving feedback on their artwork and/or online presence, group members have shared their websites and Instagram pages for review before we meet next month.
The goal of this session is for group members to get to know each other better, and also to support each artist move forward in their artistic goals by sharing feedback, resources, and insights on how their work is communicating to a larger audience. This session is open to all artists looking to be a part of the regular meetings of the Artist Salon Series, for ages 19+.
For more information or to participate in this month’s group show and tell, contact Charis at CAu2@richmond.ca.

April 22 and April 29
Exhibition and Residency Proposals with Sunshine Frere
Richmond Art Gallery Program Room
1pm-4pm
Artist, curator and arts writer Sunshine Frère presents an overview of writing proposals that can be used for Exhibition or Artist Residency Proposals. In Session One, receive practical advice and useful techniques for further developing your writing skills. This will be followed by a question and answer period that will get you started on your own writing. Session Two will have a hands-on component, providing a peer editing session and personalized feedback on your proposal writing. Free. 12 participants maximum. Participants must register and attend both sessions.
For more details and to register: Kathy.Tycholis@richmond.ca

Submission Deadline: April 28

RCCS Canada 150 Celebration in Lansdowne Centre – Invitation to be our Booth Exhibitor
Richmond Chinese Community Society (RCCS) is planning to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday at Lansdowne Centre, Richmond on Saturday July 29, 2017. We will have live performances on stage and booth displays inside the Lansdowne Centre. RCCS welcomes you and your organization to come and celebrate with us in this multicultural event. We hope your presence will enhance and promote cross cultural understanding.

We are arranging with the City to occupy the outdoor Plaza underneath the Canada Line Lansdowne Station as our Art venue. We believe art to be a crucial aspect of our lives, as it makes our soul grow.  This outdoor venue will give greater exposure to our artists work, and bring the Richmond community closer to our talents. We are excited and honoured in being the first organization to utilize the outdoor Plaza. We hope artists will attend and showcase their work and their unique talents at Canada’s 150 birthday celebration. We encourage you to share your stories with the public; your trials, tribulations, joy, challenges, history, future visions, and aspirations.

It is a free event to everyone, for both exhibitionist and audience. Please fax or email the application on or before April 28, 2017 to our office at (604) 270-7252. Booths will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Application Form for Exhibitors: http://richmondartscoalition.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Exhibitor-Information-and-Application.pdf
Submission Deadline: May 31

Saltspring National Art Prizes
The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is pleased to launch its second national juried competition of Canadian visual art. The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2016 are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration. Approximately 50 finalists will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.

THE JOAN McCONNELL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WORK: $17,000 ($12,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency)
THE JUROR’S CHOICE AWARDS: Three awards of $2,000 selected by each juror
THE ROSEMARIE BEHNCKE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS: Three awards determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition: 1st prize – $3,000, 2nd prize – $2,000, 3rd prize – $1,000
THE ASA (Alliance of Salt Spring Artists) AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SALT SPRING ARTIST: $1,000
Original works will be exhibited and presented for sale at the Finalist Exhibition at historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, from September 22 to October 22, 2017 (Open daily from Saturday, September 23).
Guidelines and Submission Details: www.saltspringartprize.ca
Event: http://tinyurl.com/SSNAP2017Call  

Various dates

April 2017 Grant Deadlines
Little Dog Creative Consulting helpfully compiles monthly lists of grant deadlines for artists in BC. You can find it online at: http://littledog.ca/2017/01/29/apr-2017-grant-deadlines/

BC Artist Registry
Calling all BC artists! We invite all British Columbian adults who are artists in any discipline to be counted in the BC Artist Registry. Whether your arts practice is your full-time or part-time career, or your avocational pursuit, you may join the Registry through our simple online form.
Across the province, arts champions in municipalities and local agencies express the need to learn more about artists in their communities, but lack the channels to connect with those individuals. The BC Artist Registry becomes an important tool for reaching artists directly, inviting their participation in surveys and other types of consultation.
The BC Artist Registry uses a simple online form recording an artist’s name, contact information, and field(s) of artistic discipline. Joining the Registry is free, and the personal information remains private and confidential. From time to time, artists on the Registry will be invited to participate in more detailed surveys or other consultations. The Registry will be open for ongoing registration with no deadline, to ensure a growing resource for meaningful statistics and research in our province’s cultural sector.
Website: http://www.allianceforarts.com/bc-artist-registry/

Rocanini Cafe
Call to artists wanting to show at Rocanini Café in Steveston Village: please send short bio and 8-10 thumbnail images of your paintings with title, size, medium and price.
Email: art@jeanettejarville.com

SpaceFinder BC
SpaceFinder BC increases the visibility of creative workspaces throughout the province of British Columbia. Venues can market unbooked rental space by creating a listing and uploading a digital calendar, while artists and public alike can discover space based on location, price, amenities, and up-to-date availability. Built by nonprofit Fractured Atlas, SpaceFinder BC is free to list or search for space.
Website: http://bc.spacefinder.org/spaces

Open Call for Artists to exhibit in City Hall Galleria
The Richmond Art Gallery is accepting submissions for 2017 exhibitions at Richmond City Hall located at 6911 No. 3 Road. Proposals should include a current CV, an artist statement, a statement of the proposed work and 5–8 images of work. Please contact Carie Helm, Interim Curatorial Assistant at chelm@richmond.ca for more information and/or download the application form here: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/submission-application-RAG-CityHallGalleria-2016.pdf


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