14 September 2014

SAQA Atlantic Regional Show - Call for Entry

SAQA Atlantic is very pleased to announce a Call for Entry for our second Regional Show, ‘Structures’

Our show will premiere at the Art Gallery of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia on June 1, 2015, with opening night on June 5, 2015.

Show Concept: 

Structures surround us. They can comprise man-made or natural arrangements, thought concepts, social relations, musical compositions and much more. We are embedded within social structures of all types and rely on them to determine everything from how we organize our days to how we build our sentences. Physical structures can be as large as a bridge or high rise building or as small as a molecular arrangement.

SAQA Atlantic Canada encourages its members to submit art quilts which are inspired by structures. Abstract and representational work are encouraged.

Juror: Alan Syliboy:

An established Mi’kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy’s work is influenced by the indigenous Mi'kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching, spirituality, struggle, and strength. The use of layering symbols and mark making creates depth and texture in Alan’s work. Besides painting Alan also works in sculpture and pottery. His career spans several decades of highly acclaimed work. You find more information on his website www.alansyliboy.org 

Curator: Regina Marzlin 

Entry opens March 15, 2015 
Deadline for receipt of entries April 15, 2015 
Notification of acceptance April 30, 2015
Accepted artwork delivery date May 15, 2015 
Artist reception June 5, 2015 
Exhibition opens June 1, 2015
Exhibition closesThe show will travel to multiple venues. We anticipate that it will remain intact until June 30, 2016.

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