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Summer Student Position: Exhibitions Assistant

Title: Exhibitions Assistant

Salt Spring Arts Council, Salt Spring Island, BC

ssartscouncil.com

 

  • Deadline for Applications: April 20
  • The following position is open only to a full-time student who is returning to full time studies in the fall. Position subject to funding.

 

Overview of the Position:
The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) celebrates 50 years of promoting and celebrating the arts in our vibrant community. SSAC serves our Salt Spring Island community by offering a wide array of arts programs. We operate historic Mahon Memorial Hall in the heart of Ganges village – the Hall is home to our gallery, programs and offices. The Exhibitions Assistant will gain experience working in a dynamic arts service organization by supporting the operations of the Artcraft Exhibit which opens mid-June and runs throughout the summer. Artcraft consists of numerous exhibits including the rotating Summer Showcases on the Stage, the outdoor exhibit Art on the Hall, and the retail gallery showcasing locally made fine art and craft. The Assistant will support the multi-faceted exhibit operations including set-up, inventory, promotions and design, retail and customer support, and liasing with community and with artists. The Assistant will also work to update exhibition and artist details on the SSAC website and newsletter.

 

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Artcraft Manager and the Executive Administrator:

  • Support the delivery of special events for Artcraft’s 50th Anniversary
  • Assist with annual Gallery set-up and artwork delivery
  • Assist with Artcraft Showcase Exhibitions, hanging and receptions
  • Assist with all aspects of exhibit promotions: including community engagement, social media, and website updates
  • Provide customer service and retail support in the Gallery
  • Assist with various Gallery duties including maintaining stock, data entry, customer service and communications with local artisans
  • Deliver a consistent presence for SSAC and […]
2018-04-11T12:46:43+00:00 Categories: Calls for Artists|0 Comments

Summer Student Position: Workshops Assistant

Title: Workshops on the Rock Assistant

Salt Spring Arts Council, Salt Spring Island, BC

ssartscouncil.com

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, April 27
  • The following position is open only to a full-time student who is returning to full time studies in the fall. Position subject to funding. 

Overview of the Position:
The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) celebrates 50 years of promoting and celebrating the arts in our vibrant community. SSAC serves our Salt Spring Island community by offering a wide array of arts programs. We operate historic Mahon Memorial Hall in the heart of Ganges village – the Hall is home to our gallery, programs and offices. The Workshops on the Rock Assistant will gain experience working in a dynamic arts service organization by supporting the operations of the Workshops on the Rock Program (WOR) – the SSAC’s program dedicated to providing exceptional arts learning for kids, youth and adults. The WOR Assistant will support operations support the delivery of three kids Summer Art Camps. The successful candidate with manage Camp registrations, assist with program promotions, maintain art supplies and camp materials, and assist the Camp instructor in all aspects of educational delivery, supervision, set up and clean up.

 

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Workshops Coordinator, support the Summer Art Camps:

  • Respond to registrations and inquiries
  • Ensure registration binder is complete
  • Maintain, organize and manage materials inventory for Camps, including equipment set up and tear down
  • Assist instructor in delivering workshop content
  • Provide supervision during drop-off, pick-up and lead outdoor games and activities during breaks
  • Assist with program promotions including brochure and poster distribution, posting events to social media and to the SSAC website
  • Input all registrant families into SSAC database
  • Support camp documentation (photos, newsletter submissions)
  • Assist with all […]
2018-04-11T12:47:28+00:00 Categories: Calls for Artists|0 Comments

SSICA2016

Salt Spring Island Ceramics Awards (SSICA)

The Salt Spring Arts Council is proud to support the SSI Potters Guild and SSICA:

October 6 – October 16, 2016
Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Opening Reception: October 6, 6 – 8pm
Awards Gala: October 16, 1 – 3pm

The Salt Spring Island Potters Guild is pleased to announce the launch of the Biennual Juried Exhibition called the Salt Spring Island Ceramic Awards, featuring the best in ceramic art from the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. 64 works of Ceramic Art have been juror selected and will be exhibited and for sale at our historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island.

The aim of this award is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, creativity and technical skill resulting in work with depth and visual impact. The intent is also to strengthen the Guild by raising its profile in the ceramic community and with the general public.

For further information regarding SSICA, contact: ssica@saltspringpottersguild.com.

For Further details visit the SS Potters Guild Site. Events & Workshops

Harvest Offerings Exhibition: Salt Spring Island Potters Guild Membership Show
October 6 – 18, 2016  Salt Spring Fine Art Gallery, 135 McPhillips Ave, Salt Spring Island 1
1 – 5pm Daily (closed Mondays), Free Admission, Open to public.

Oct 6, 5 -7pm Harvest Offering Opening Reception.

Engaging Pots -Master Workshop with Bruce Cochrane
October 14 and 15, 2016  Mahon Hall  10 – 4pm
Cost:  $150+GST  |  Early Bird Price $125+GST
Register Now.

A limited number of scholarship bursaries are available.

Panel: The Power of Clay and the Creative Process
Saturday, October 15, 2016, Mahon Hall   7pm
Free Admission
Panelists: Bruce Cochrane, Laura Carey, David Lloyd, and Tam Irving and Moderator Julie MacKinnon

Vessels – Drawing on an Idea
October 7, […]

2018-03-20T14:01:33+00:00 Categories: Community Initiatives, SSICA|0 Comments

Paula Smith

Paula Smith is a recent addition to the eclectic mix that is the population of Salt Spring Island. In addition to painting, drawing, sculpting, collage, stained glass, fabric art and most recently writing, Paula has a sound background in business, especially Human resources, book keeping and event planning. She and her husband fell in love with Salt Spring Island and relocated here in the spring of 2017 and finally feel that they are home.

2018-03-19T11:52:32+00:00 Categories: Board of Directors|0 Comments

Sue Hicks

Sue Hicks, BN, University Manitoba, MES, York University, Toronto, has a long history on Salt Spring, her grandparents built a home here in the mid 1940’s, her parents and aunt and uncle retired to the island and several family members continue to have homes here. She moved to the island permanently in 2016. Sue spent most of her career in Manitoba in public health nursing and management, teaching, serving as the Associate Deputy Minister of Health for the Manitoba Government and consults nationally and internationally  in the health care field. Although not an artist she has enjoyed collecting art for many years and is committed to the promotion and sustainability of the Salt Spring arts community. She is currently volunteering at Gallery 8 and recently coordinated the volunteers for the 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize, (SSNAP).

2018-03-19T11:47:35+00:00 Categories: Board of Directors|0 Comments

Cinda Helm

Cinda is a semi-retired professional of many trades who is now practicing artistry more frequently than she practices working at a profession or trade.  She has dabbled in pottery and watercolour painting, but most recently has been painting with oils.  In 2017, Cinda joined the Salt Spring Cooperative Art Gallery where some of her paintings are currently on display.  She moved to Salt Spring in 2004 although she worked and resided primarily in Northern British Columbia until 2012.  She now lives full time on Salt Spring Island and is enjoying becoming a part of the arts community.  She is also an avid cyclist and enjoys a multitude of outdoor activities.

2018-03-19T11:44:13+00:00 Categories: Board of Directors|0 Comments

GRANTS & AWARDS Spring 2018: INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP PROJECTS

Individual or Group Projects

Next Deadline: April 30, 2018

Eligibility:

  • Based on Salt Spring Island and of cultural benefit to the island
  • An artistic or cultural endeavour within the mandate of the SSAC – e.g. the visual, performing and literary arts.
  • Applicant(s) members of the SSAC
  • must submit an application form, available online or from the SSAC office

Average Grant Levels: $300 – $800

Objectives: To assist individuals and groups to undertake projects of cultural benefit to the community

Description:  This program fosters innovation, creativity and experimentation in the arts and sharing those experiences with members of the larger Salt Spring Island community. With limited funding, the funding program is not able to support annually recurring events. Rather it seeks to catalyze new artistic approaches and collaborations and facilitate the public performance and exhibits of those initiatives. While not a condition of eligibility, applicants are encouraged to use Mahon Hall as the venue for public exhibits and performances.

Application Process: You may use the form below to submit your application. Please ensure you have collected all the relevant project information, attachments, and completed budget form before you begin the application.

Or, you can download Application Forms Here.

2018-03-06T14:46:06+00:00 Categories: Calls for Artists|0 Comments

Call for Curators: Easter Art Show 2019

INTRODUCTION

Since 2007, the Salt Spring Arts Council has presented the Easter Art Show (formerly Tour). Each year Mahon Hall has a curated anchor exhibit of fine arts (photography, painting, sculpture) by artists from the Southern Gulf Islands (School District 64 boundaries). Past exhibits have included single artist surveys, duos, group and themed shows.

During the 10-day event Mahon Hall also hosts a variety of public events showcasing the fine and performing arts. Events include performances, artist talks, films, works by youth, and workshops. All the events are complimentary to the theme or parameters of each year’s exhibition. The Easter Art Show Committee oversees the planning and production of each year’s event, with specific components of the 10-day event directed by members of our artistic community.

The Easter Art Show seeks to:

  • Promote artists and the arts in our community;
  • Create opportunities for the public to explore the work of, and engage with, local artists;
  • Support the development of curatorial expertise in our community;
  • Ignite integration and collaboration amongst artistic disciplines.

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Salt Spring Arts Council is inviting members of the community to submit proposals for the 2019 Easter Art Show. The invited curator will work with the EAS Committee to direct all aspects of the 2019 fine arts exhibit. Preference will be given to Curators based in School District 64 boundaries.

Deadline for 2019 Submissions: Friday, June 15, 2018

(Please note, the committee may consider suitable applications for Easter Art Show 2020 for exhibitions that may require a longer lead time.)

Honourarium: $1000 – $2000 (project dependent)

The selected Curator is responsible for the artistic direction of a 10-day fine arts exhibit in Mahon Hall, April 19 – 28, 2019. The exhibit must feature local visual artist/s (SD 64 boundaries).

The […]

2018-03-05T14:55:20+00:00 Categories: Calls for Artists|0 Comments

Draft Bylaws March 2018

The following are proposed amended Bylaws for the Salt Spring Arts Council to confirm with requirements of the BC Societies Act. These Bylaws are presented by motion to the membership at the Annual General Meeting, March 18, 10am, 2018.

Word Version – 2018.03.02.Final Draft SSAC Bylaws

PDF Version – 2018.03.02.Final Draft SSAC Bylaws

Please join us on Sunday March 18, 10am. Everyone Welcome.

2018-03-03T09:24:43+00:00 Categories: Bylaws, Uncategorized|0 Comments