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

Sewing Machine Abuse & How to Stitch in Thin Air

3-Day Workshop on Sewing Machine Abuse and How to Stitch in Thin Air w/Karin Millson

Fri, Sat & Sun. – April 27, 28 & 29 from 10-4pm

Mixed media artist, Karin Millson will demonstrate how to use a sewing machine at its most basic level and far beyond to put you in total control of the machine so that you can use it as an artistic tool.
You will be able to confidently adjust the machine settings and stitches using a large variety of threads, on materials as diverse as fabric, felt, paper, plastic, metal and even thin air.  Please bring your own sewing machine or arrange to use one of Karin’s.
This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.
For full details go to www.i-sew.blogspot.com or email karin with questions at ioftheneedle@me.com
This workshop forms part of the program of activities that the Salt spring Art Council is supporting with Karin’s SSIAC 2018 grant.

Sponsored by the SSAC. Tickets on Eventbrite

Sewing Machine Abuse & How to Stitch in Thin Air

3-Day Workshop on Sewing Machine Abuse and How to Stitch in Thin Air w/Karin Millson

Fri, Sat. & Sun. – April 27, 28 & 29 from 10-4pm

Mixed media artist, Karin Millson will demonstrate how to use a sewing machine at its most basic level and far beyond to put you in total control of the machine so that you can use it as an artistic tool.
You will be able to confidently adjust the machine settings and stitches using a large variety of threads, on materials as diverse as fabric, felt, paper, plastic, metal and even thin air.  Please bring your own sewing machine or arrange to use one of Karin’s.
This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.
For full details go to www.i-sew.blogspot.com or email karin with questions at ioftheneedle@me.com
This workshop forms part of the program of activities that the Salt spring Art Council is supporting with Karin’s SSIAC 2018 grant.

Sponsored by the SSAC. Tickets on Eventbrite

Registration is via Eventbrite – ***** https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/3-day-workshop-on-sewing-machin…

2018-04-03T09:38:58+00:00 Categories: In House Workshops|0 Comments

Past Collaborative ventures in Dance w/Robbyn Scott

Robbyn Scott   2018

Dance is, by nature, a social interaction. Dance is a collaborative art form.

As a movement artist I find it vitally important to connect and collaborate with other dancers and artists who share, inspire and challenge my own artistic viewpoints.

I moved to Salt Spring Island in 1985 to raise a family in a rural community. I arrived here with a sound dance career under my belt and an intention to share my dance skills, passion and creative preferences with the new community I had chosen.
With this decision, there also came the challenge of isolation from the larger world of dance and the people who work in that world.

In 2000, I launched a personal program of venturing off SSI to recharge and connect with other professional dance and movement artists. Some became mentors and others, collaborating peers. I would return home artistically refreshed, invigorated and inspired. My students benefited from my new discoveries and refreshed outlook.

In 2001, the Salt Spring Festival of the Arts hosted a residency with artist Leah Stein. She worked with the SSI community to create a site-specific piece performed at ArtSpring. I was excited to have an opportunity to work with a mature and very creative artist right here at home. The experience gave me the sense of being part of something larger and I felt less isolated.
I decided and was inspired to reach out and bring other artists to me!

In 2004, I invited my friend and choreographer, Danny McCusker, whom I had worked with in NYC in the 80’s, to come to SSI for a residency. He and I worked on choreography and performed it on SSI, in Vancouver and Boston. Danny also gave community dance classes and created a […]

2018-03-27T15:49:42+00:00 Categories: Uncategorized|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