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Painting finds new home

May 17, 2018 –  SSAC’s Yael Wand and David Borrowman hand over a painting by Gwen Ruckle to Karen Hudson of the Salt Spring Island Public Library. The painting was recently gifted by Holly Gordon of Campbell River to the Arts Council so that it could benefit the SSI community. Holly’s grandfathers – surnames Zanki and Baker – both lived and are buried on Salt Spring, so she is pleased the painting can find home on island. After a few preparations, the painting will be on display at the Library, where it will have its permanent home.

Gwen Ruckle’s artistic work and community involvement were in focus as part of the Forgotten Females of Salt Spring Island exhibit on display at the Library this past February, and curated by Regan Shrumm as part of her AiR curatorial residency.

2018-05-17T16:47:59+00:00 Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manuela De Medeiros

SSAC/AiR resident November 9th. 2016- January 9th. 2017

Manuela De Medeiros studied studio art at the University of Guelph. She has since shown her work throughout Toronto. De Medeiros is the director of Gallery 1132, a small pop-up space that promotes the work of emerging artists within Toronto. She was invited to guest lecture at McMaster University in the spring of 2013.

Residency Proposal

Inspired by the artist Richard Serra, the inability to predict the outcome has played an important role in my continued interest and attachment to process based work. In my recent series, I separate materials from their traditional roles and re-appropriate their use. This process of renewed purpose is documented and revealed, exposing the integrity of the substance.

A new series will be created by utilizing heterogeneous materials and documenting the transformation through the passage of time by natural process such as rain, water and salt. By using raw materials such as wood or metal, the material will ultimately transform with time (once exposed to the natural elements). These pieces will read as a kind of history from the process that can be seen and considered

Outcomes

The most memorable aspect of my residency was the landscape. Having a new environment to work in was very refreshing and inspiring. This allowed to me let go a bit on my practice and experiment with other mediums. My series was also about landscape so I was able to take advantage of my location — landscape images, colours and scale greatly influenced the end result of my work. (re) PRODUCTIONS  a series of new works completed during the residency  documents the process of ink transfers from photographs. In this series, I focus on the translation of […]

2018-05-12T15:08:05+00:00 Categories: AiR Visting Artists|0 Comments

Artists in the Class 2018-19

Artists in the Class is now accepting applications from interested artists for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Full program information is Here.

Application Form is AIC Application Form 2018_19.

The Deadline for applications is July 20, 2018.

Please submit your completed form to:

  • Rineke Jonker by email as a word document: rineke.jonker@gmail.com
  • Drop off in Person or Mail to: Artist in the Class Program, 114 Rainbow Road, SSI, V8K 2V5

 

2018-04-24T15:45:34+00:00 Categories: Calls for Artists|0 Comments

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 […]
2018-04-24T16:12:45+00:00 Categories: Artist Calls: Expired|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 […]
2018-06-13T11:20:36+00:00 Categories: Artist Calls: Expired|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