Apply Now for a Public Art Grant



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Announcing the finalists selected for Figureworks 2019

We are excited to announce the 35 artist finalists selected for Figureworks 2019. This year the prize received a record 530 entries from 346 artists located across Canada and internationally, including photographs, sculptures, paintings, drawings, videos and fibre art.

Finalists were selected from our distinguished jury who bring a depth and breadth of experience across art forms: Michael Davidge, Andrew Morrow, and Joanne Stober.

A big congratulations to all our 2019 finalists:

Andrew Ackerman, Durrah Alsaif, Nima Arabi, Kendall Ayoub-Nichols, Steven Bradbury, Robert Creighton, Christine De Vuono, Benjamin Entner, Allison Fagan, Gary Franks, Ao Gao, Brandon Giessmann, Gianni Giuliano, Michael Goodson, Abigail Gossage, Nicci Haynes, John Healey, Horst Herget, Niloo Inalouei, Lindsay Irene, Jason John, Louise Kermode, Patricia La Prairie, Jaymie Lathem, Ava Margueritte, Celeste Marten, Angelina McCormick, Addie Kae Mingilton, Hanna Newman, Rosemarie Peloquin, Tamar Segev, Bonnie Sheckter, Aaron Sidorenko, Mike Steinhauer, and Scott Waters.

The vernissage will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick Street (entrance on Cumberland Street), Ottawa. Awards ceremony will begin at 8 pm with a total of $7,500 being awarded in cash prizes as well as gift vouchers valued at $650 from Rosemary Brushes and Wallack’s.  Arrive early if you would like to participate in the People’s Choice Award.

The Figureworks show will be open to the public from November 20 until November 30. Complete dates and times listed at Many pieces will be available for purchase directly with the artist.
Wallack’s is the Figureworks 2019 presenting sponsor. Wallack’s has a strong tradition of supporting the arts, supplying professional art supplies through their stores, and representing artists through their gallery. We would also like to thank Rosemary Brushes, Rothwell Gallery, Patrick Gordon Framing, Sivarulrasa Gallery, and St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts for their contributions.

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Tanya P Johnson, AGM, Author Reading Series and more happening at Oxygen

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Tanya P Johnson:
recent work in Mongolia, South Africa and Japan

Thursday November 7
7:30 PM

Admission by donation

Oxygen Art Centre presents Artist Talk by Slocan Valley-based artist Tanya Pixie Johnson. Johnson’s talk will track her practice over the last two years, which includes residencies in Europe, collaborations, and exhibitions.

The talk will focus on a few key projects: Story Keepers for Land Art Mongolia Biennale; Samson, a multi media performance production in Cape Town; Conversation with my Dead Self, Vancouver and Istanbul; and Afterlife of a House for Nakanojo Biennale in Japan.

Everyone welcome to attend.



Landscape as Muse
with Natasha Smith           

3 Classes: Nov. 18, 19, 20
Mon. – Wed. 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Course Fee: $200
Material Fee: $20
Total: $220

Creating a Series
with Deborah Thompson

4 Classes: Nov 25, 26, 27, 28
Mon. – Thurs.: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Course Fee: $250
Material Fee: $25
Total: $275


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Gallery 2’s 28th Annual Wine Tasting Gala

Date & Time: November 23, 2019 from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Get your tickets now for Gallery 2’s 28th Annual Wine Tasting Gala. This year’s theme is “Flower Power” – the décor will be bright, the food will excite, and the wine will delight. The social event of the season will be on November 23, this year presenting canapés in partnership with the Wooden Spoon and featuring more than 20 wineries. This event is a fundraiser, all proceeds help Gallery 2 offer arts and culture programming in the community.

Tickets are available at the Gallery 2 gift shop and online at
$80, Gallery 2 members – $75

For more information call 442-2211 or email

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RCAC October Newsletter


RCAC Events & Announcements

Performance Series

The next show in our 2019/20 Performance Series line-up is Dave Restivo!

Dave Restivo is one of Canada’s most respected and influential jazz artists. He is a 3-time winner of the National Jazz Awards’ Pianist of the Year Award, and is listed in the current edition of Canadian Who’s Who.

He is well known for his work with Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass and Tentet, the Mike Murley Quintet, and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan.

He can be heard on numerous recordings, including the Grammy-winning Mel Tormé/Rob McConnell collaboration Velvet and Brass (Concord Jazz), Mike Murley’s Conversation Piece (Cornerstone), Marc Jordan’s This is How Men Cry (Blue Note/EMI), and his own lauded debut Prayer for Humankind(ness) (Radioland/Universal).

Tickets are only $20! Get yours today!

Visual Arts

The Life in the Kootenays was a success!

Congratulations to Sarah Elizabeth Grimwood who won the People’s Choice Award with her piece “Mountain Wind”.

Call to Artists!

We are accepting entries for the March 2020 Visual Art Show: The Art of Adornment 

Submission for entry is due January 17, 2020

Fashion Show:
March 6, 2020

March 10 – 31, 2020

Click here for more details.

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A new contest has open on our website.

Submit your artwork to win free exhibition at Art Expo New York

About the Show

Art Expo New York is one of the largest art fairs in the USA. Each year thousands of art industry insiders flock to Art Expo New York in search of the art and artists that will shape trends in galleries worldwide. Hosting more than 35,000 avid art enthusiasts annually, they are the largest international gathering of qualified trade buyers—including gallery owners and managers, art dealers, interior designers, architects, corporate art buyers, and art and framing retailers. For 41 years and counting, Artexpo New York has been changing the way people buy and sell art. This annual curated expo brings the biggest publishers, galleries, and collectors face to face with hundreds of established and emerging artists. In short, we’re the world’s largest fine art marketplace.

 About our Contest

Through this contest we will offer one artist free participation with 1, 2, 3 or 4 artworks at this season’s ArtExpo New York Art fair (April 23-26, 2020).

This prize also includes: Representation of your works at the art fair, Insurance when the works are at the venue, for the duration of the show, Packing and Unpacking of Art, Hanging and Installation, Quality Exhibition Lighting, Wall Tags (Title, Size, Medium, Price), Display table for Business cards, books and flyers, Unlimited Guest passes, Free storage of your artworks at our California office before and after the show (if needed), Listing in the show catalog and in the promotional email campaign for the show. The winning artist will exhibit within the World Wide Art booth at the show. The shipping of the works to and from the show is the artist’s responsibility.

60 more artists will be selected as finalists to receive a unique and signed Finalist Certificate, as well as a discount if they wish to exhibit with us at the show.

The contest participation fee is 20 Euro per image entry.

The contest deadline is November 22, 2019.


Please visit the contest page and read all details about this project. Prepare the images of the artwork you would like and click below to submit your images.

Submission Guidelines: All fine art media are accepted. The total of your images cannot be more than 25MB. After you successfully submit the form, you will receive a confirmation email.

See Contest Details

Participate in Contest

If you have any questions regarding this project, please let us know.

Circle Foundation for the Arts is based in Lyon, France and we represent artists internationally.  To see our latest projects and find out everything about Circle Foundation About Circle Foundation

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Submit your events and cover art for the upcoming winter Arts Scene magazine

We want to feature your creative events and local artwork in the winter 2020 edition of Arts Scene magazine!

From January 1 – April 30, 2020 there are so many creative festivals, events, holidays, and celebrations, and we want you to be a part of it!

Arts, the scene that just keeps growing!
All of the content is generated by members of our community and the amount of content in the printed magazine and traffic to the online calendar continues to grow!
More and more people are discovering the creative side of our towns, including arts programming in their festivals, buying handmade gifts, and hanging local art on their walls. Plus, it’s free to submit your events – now that’s a win!

Scroll down to see our list of questions and answers for more information about how to post, cover art, advertising opportunities, map locations, and more.
Posting is easy!
Click the “Post Your Event” button on our online calendar, and fill in your info.

Submit Your Events Now

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