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DISCOVER THE CREATIVE SIDE OF THE SEA TO SKY:

DISCOVER ARTS WHISTLER PROGRAMS | SEE CALLS FOR ENTRY


May
27
Thu
Audain Art Museum – Permanent Collection @ Audain Art Museum
May 27 – Dec 31 all-day
Audain Art Museum - Permanent Collection @ Audain Art Museum

IN SUPPORT OF BC’S EFFORT TO MITIGATE COVID-19, THE MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Audain Art Museum – Permanent Collection

The Audain Art Museum’s Permanent Collection of nearly 200 works of art is a visual journey through the history of art from coastal British Columbia. Spanning from the 18th century to present day, the Collection contains one of the world’s finest collections of Northwest Coast First Nations masks; a large collection of works by Emily Carr, encompassing all periods of her artistic career; as well as art by important post-war modernists such as E.J. Hughes, Gordon Smith and Jack Shadbolt. In addition to these historical works, the Collection showcases art by internationally renowned, contemporary British Columbia artists including Jeff Wall, Dana Claxton, Marianne Nicolson, Rodney Graham and Stan Douglas, among others. We invite you to explore the Collection online in all its diversity.

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Britannia Mine Museum – Permanent Collection @ Britannia Mine Museum
May 27 – Dec 31 all-day
Britannia Mine Museum - Permanent Collection @ Britannia Mine Museum

Britannia Mine Museum – Permanent Collection

The site of the Britannia Mine Museum is itself an exhibit – between the historical machinery and heritage building, there is plenty to see and do. The museum’s permanent exhibits also offer further insight into the social history of local mining, as well as the mining history of BC. Find out more.

See other upcoming creative events at the Britannia Mine Museum.

Hear and Now: Whistler’s Local Music Celebration ONLINE @ Online
May 27 – Dec 31 all-day

Hear and Now: Whistler’s Local Music Celebration ONLINE (2020/2021)

This virtual edition of your favourite Whistler music celebration presents 17 local favourites. 

Hosted by some familiar faces from Whistler’s music scene, each episode features one band from the 2020/21 Hear & Now lineup showcasing their original songs and chatting about the band, their songs, inspiration and everything in between.

Even though the series is over, all episodes remain available on Arts Whistler’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Rewatch all the episodes!

 

 

 

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre – Permanent Collection @ Squamish Lil'wat cultural centre
May 27 – Dec 31 all-day

 

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre – Permanent Collection

Ongoing | Squamish Lil’wat Cultrual Centre, Whistler

The Squamish and Lil’wat Nations built our Cultural Centre to house and showcase our art, history and culture. Our vision is to share our cultural knowledge to inspire understanding and respect amongst all people.

The Permanent Collection is a display of “What we treasure.”

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Student Art Bursary Applications
May 27 – Dec 31 all-day
Student Art Bursary Applications

Student Art Bursary

Arts Whistler is dedicated to making the arts accessible to all children and youth in our community. Our bursary program is available to a student in any grade from schools in Whistler, Pemberton, or Mt. Currie. Bursaries are available for students who wish to further their studies in the visual, performing, literary, or media arts at a credible institution or from a recognized mentor or artist.

Bursaries of $100-$200 are awarded and can contribute to tuition, accommodation, and travel costs associated with the studies.

Bursary applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Financial need of the applicant student or family. Families who are experiencing financial hardship will be given priority.
  • Previous training or experience and accomplishment in the area of the art the student plans to pursue.
  • Credibility of the mentor artist, institute, school or program the student is attending.

*Eligible students must reside full-time in Whistler, Pemberton or Mt. Currie.


Student Art Bursaries applications are open year-round and are awarded subject to available funding.

Bursaries are available for courses, workshops or camps which take place at any time of year. Applications will be juried within 30 days of submission. 


Questions?
Please email Imogen Osborne, iosborne@artshistler.com or contact Arts Whistler by phone, 604 935 8410.

 

APPLY TODAY! Fill out the online form

Whistler Museum – Permanent Collection @ Whistler Museum
May 27 – Dec 31 all-day
Whistler Museum - Permanent Collection @ Whistler Museum

Whistler Museum – Permanent Collection

Ongoing | Whistler Museum, Whistler

Learn about Whistler’s journey from wilderness to world-class resort. The Whistler Museum tells Whistler’s stories from fun-loving pioneers, to the creation of Whistler Blackcomb, to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and beyond.

It was the chance for a weekend get-a-way spot that spurred Florence Petersen and four friends to purchase a small cabin at Alta Lake in the mid-1950s.  At the time, the valley contained a quaint summer fishing resort with only a handful of year-round residents. In the years following, the area would transform from its humble beginnings into the internationally renowned four-season resort we know today.  With so much change taking place in the 1970s, early pioneer Myrtle Philip and Cypress Lodge owner Dick Fairhurst confessed to Florence a worry that the early days would soon be forgotten. Florence eased their fears by promising them that their stories would be remembered. True to her word, in 1986, after retiring from teaching, Florence started the Whistler Museum and Archives as a charitable non-profit society. Over thirty years later, Whistler has grown beyond the early trail-blazers’ wildest dreams and the Museum is proud to continue to collect, preserve, and tell the stories of mountain life and the people who live it.

Find out more.

Sep
16
Thu
We Heart Local Art Exhibit @ Maury Young Arts Centre
Sep 16 – Oct 31 all-day

Exhibit | On now– October 31

Maury Young Arts Centre
Free, All ages, See opening hours

Arts Whistler’s next gallery show invites you to discover the impressive and diverse work of local artists – with all artwork for sale. Fill your walls with some amazing, unique and local art.

Sea to Sky visual artists are clearing out their studios to showcase both brand new and older works. Some pieces are fresh from the easel and some have been lovingly tweaked over time, until the artist was ready to exhibit them.

Don’t miss this diverse collection of local artwork and take home some local art for a fresh perspective on your walls this winter.

Discover the exhibit through a virtual tour!


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Anna Lynch

“British craft nerd,” Anna made Whistler her home in 2010 and has been creating artwork in the sea to sky corridor ever since. She primarily uses textile mediums such as weaving, felting, knitting, and beading when creating new works. Anna has always been interested in replicating the texture and the tactile elements of the natural world in her work. She uses traditional techniques and modern design in her process to make each piece unique.

annalynchart.com | @knittygrittytextiles

Aurora Moore

I am an illustrator and a mother of two little ones in Pemberton. I am currently branching into the world of graphic design, but I always come back to traditional drawing and painting as I find it so meditative.
My art reflects the passion I have for nature and exploration. I’ve always been drawn to highly detailed botanical and research sketches that were popular among adventurers of old. I try to bring that same level of detail to my own observations of life in the mountains (and beyond!).

inkyaurora | @ror_illustration

Carly Blackburn
Born and raised in Prince George, British Columbia, Carly moved to Whistler in 2006, where she fell in love with the lifestyle Whistler had to offer. Travelling and experiencing new and different cultures has inspired her work greatly in recent years. Taking classes here in Whistler and abroad; Carly enjoys learning new techniques and using different media to broaden her range in style and creative flow.
Ellyn D’Uva
A local Squamish artist who transforms scrap wood into one-of-a-kind pieces that awaken the imagination and evoke contemplation. Her work is inspired by the beauty of nature and the interconnectedness of all things. She uses a variety of saws, sanders and carving tools to give wood scraps new life. Everything is hand-painted with natural wood stains, acrylic, and milk paints.
“Both creativity and nature bring me an inner peace like nothing else – they have always been a big part of who I am. I feel a deep connection to all the mountains, forests and wild things that draw one to the west coast. I hope my work makes you smile and ponder the meaning of life.”
ellynwood.com | @ellynwooddesigns
Gabriela Lech

Gabriela is a self-taught visual artist living in Squamish, British Columbia. She is deeply inspired by the natural world and aims to capture this in her work. Spending winter in lockdown in Ontario catalyzed a period of growth as an artist where she turned to painting as an outlet to cope with difficult times. The bright colours and optimism of her paintings served as an antidote to the bleakness and uncertainty of the state of the world during a global pandemic. They are a reminder to remain grateful.

artbygabrielalech.squarespace.com | @grsslvsrn

Graham Watts

Graham is a landscape artist specializing in local cityscapes of Vancouver, Whistler and the Sea to Sky Corridor. His original pieces are hand-painted in oil on canvas and feature a hint of realism. Graham has called Vancouver/Whistler home for nearly 22 years. “I love living on the West Coast – my inspiration is developed by the variety of people, different environments, colours and sounds all triggering ideas for my painting.” The endless beauty of our natural environment provides countless possibilities for inspiration beyond the city. “Being in the outdoors provides me with the opportunity to connect with myself and eliminates the distraction and noise of the city, helping in my creative process.” Watts’ goal is to capture the spirit and emotion of a spectacular scene and enable the viewer to experience the artist’s journey. Paintings are created in vivid colour and display the energy that is experienced by the artist.

grahamwatts.art | Graham.Watts.Art | @grahamwatts.fineart

Greg Funk

Greg is a Whistler-based artist who likes to paint the world he sees around him and the one that’s in his head. There is so much to observe, capture, interpret, express and create, and these are the reasons art fascinates him. Painting teaches Funk patience and perseverance and gives him a greater appreciation for beauty as he tries to share a part of himself with you. As Dostoevsky said, ‘beauty will save the world’.

@gregfunkart

Heidi Manicke

Heidi tries to capture the moments and places not necessarily as they are, but how they make you feel and how you remember them – the last light of a day glistening across the treetops, the brilliant sunset dancing across the sky, and the warmth of the sun on your skin.
Inspired by this magical place, she is so fortunate to call home, the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples – Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Tsleil-Waututh Musqueam First Nations, Heidi invites you to open yourself up to the magic of these very special forests and mountains.

@artnadventures

JACLOT (Jonatan Bando)

JACLOT was born in Argentina, moving to Japan when he was 11 years old. After a long trip around the world, he discovered in Whistler a new place to call home, at least for a while…
In a small shared room, he started painting watercolour inspired by nature, music, and everything around him.

jaclot.com | jaclotworks | @jaclotworks

Kali Talmon-Longden

Kali’s recent paintings have been focusing on an acceptance of the natural self. We are bombarded with opinions from the moment we come to this earth – what is beautiful? And, what can’t possibly be beautiful? We are brainwashed to run away from the natural in so many aspects of our lives that to connect with it again is a battle. Kali has been going through that battle and creating paintings has been one way she has been re-training her mind to see these natural parts of the human form as beautiful once again.
Talmon-Longden is a multi-disciplinary artist who will always be trying new mediums. Her go-tos are photography, filmmaking, fine art, and dance. She launched her own art shop this year and has products for sale online as well as in The Gift Shop at the Maury Young Arts Centre.

staycuriousartshop.ca | @staycuriousartist

Larissa Maxwell

Larissa is a mixed media artist based out of Squamish, BC. The Lineage Collection explores where we come from, how it shapes who we are, and where we are going. Are we the product of our roots, or do we determine our own destinies? How much of the formation of our lives, our families, our collective histories shape who we are today? How do we carry the stories of our past into the experiences of our future?
As an artist who continues to uncover their lineage, this collection focuses on this concept in both a symbolic and literal sense. Each painting was a previous painting, representing the history and experiences of the artist within the experience of new iterations. Each piece has been painted over long periods of time, with meditative formed line work, building complex textures, depth, and pattern, and finished with brilliant unexpected materials.

larissamaxwell.com | @artistlarissamaxwell

Lotte Bond

Lotte is a self-taught fibre artist who lives in Squamish BC, with her husband and three young boys. With a Finnish background, Lotte is drawn to modern and simple Scandinavian design. She especially enjoys working with bold and colourful patterns inspired by the Marimekko prints she grew up with. Nature’s lines and textures are another source of inspiration, which is evident in her organically shaped pieces. Bond’s works vary in style and technique as she continues to explore the fibre arts.

minttufibrearts.com | @minttufibrearts | @minttufibrearts

Marcelle Armatage

Marcelle has lived in Whistler, BC. since 1969. Since her return to paintings and ceramics, her artwork evolves consciously and unconsciously. Each idea, colour, shape, line, form and pattern happens in its own time.
Marcelle’s paintings focus on abstract landscapes – the landscapes of the Sea to Sky Corridor influence the direction of the geometric patterns. She works with many layers of acrylic paint and mixed mediums all adding to a textured surface.
Her work has a strong connection with nature and organic structures. Each body of work embodies her interest in unique forms and creative subjects. Marcelle has exhibited in Quebec, Paris, Whistler, and Vancouver.

marcellearmatage.com

Marine Lamotte
Being surrounded by mountains and the ocean has a significant impact on who I am as a human. Living in British Columbia, Canada over the last few years gave me the inspiration to work with a natural element and share my love for mother nature.
Most of my pieces are in relation to our environment, along with its majestic creatures. My main goal is to raise awareness about the places we belong to.
@marine2peak_
Michaela Ivancova

Michaela is a passionate artist that finds inspiration in nature and personal experiences. She focuses on depicting events from her personal life and her own state of mind. Her past experiences and opportunities had guided her in this direction allowing her art to tell her story.
Michaela has a Master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Presov in Slovakia.
Coming to Whistler opened many possibilities for her artistic visions. Mountains and animals became her new inspirations which she depicts in various media.

michaelaivancova.vpweb.com | @michaelaivancovaart

Nina Moore

Nina paints at the kitchen table, with a drink she is forever accidentally dipping her brush into, and eventually paints a little on every item of clothing she owns. She paints with acrylics, and the paint doesn’t come out… she’s promises herself to start wearing an apron one of these days! Moore creates art that invites people to feel the magic of nature and to feel uplifted, and she has never been more grateful for the power of friendship, family and the Whistler community.

@Makesmoore

Robyn Shaw

“Spare time” artist residing in Squamish, working primarily in acrylics, Robyn’s work focuses on capturing the beauty and magic of the landscape, with the creation of depth and lighting being of importance in her work.

robynshawart.com | @sobynrhaw

Ruth Barrow

From an early age, Ruth has had an interest and passion for art and design, she is inspired by the beauty in her local surroundings and spends her free time drawing and painting, experimenting with different mediums.

@ruthbarrowart

Sarah McDonald

Ontario-born but fell in love with the West Coast, Sarah McDonald gets her inspiration from the endless possibilities the outdoors brings. Having lived in Whistler for six years and now making Squamish home, she brings to life the memories and moments from mountain living with heavy textures and acrylic mediums.

Sarah Mcdonald artwork | @Sarah.mcdonald.art

Sherry Klassen

Sherry lives in Whistler with her husband and dog… and she loves it! She feels so fortunate to be able to get outside every day – the mountains, forests and water in all forms fill her soul. The surrounding nature allows her to recreate in so many wonderful ways. She paints primarily in acrylic and is drawn to birds and animals. She strives to capture the soul of an animal and paint in a bit of humour to add joy to the world. Klassen is living a life of reinvention. She has discovered a love of painting and a drive to express her inner creativity. She is working towards a painting certificate at Emily Carr University. Sherry has exhibited and sold work through City Gallery, Seymour Art Gallery, MAB Gallery, all in North Vancouver, Art World Expo in Vancouver, Roam Gallery in Ontario and at Arts Whistler.

artbysherry.ca | @sherry.klassen.18 | @sheklas

SJ Young

SJ is a creative who grew up in the Okanagan and moved with her family to Colorado when she was 15. Hiking and skiing the Colorado Rockies led her to explore mountain environments living and working in Lake Louise Ski Resort & Manza Onsen Ski Resort, Japan; eventually settling in Whistler. She received a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, a key force that helped her work to become more focused on material exploration and concepts like ‘transformation’. SJ currently explores with paper collage, photography and digital applications, manipulating her photographs to tell a story. Both techniques aim to achieve dreamlike landscapes that the viewer’s eye can move through and feel a sense of nostalgia or wonder.

sjyoung.ca | @sjyoungart | @sjyoungart

Stacey Bodnaruk

Stacey Bodnaruk, an artist and photographer, has combined a passion for the Pacific with her art and photography. Her goal is to create artwork that inspires, evokes emotion, and starts a conversation. Her fine art photography pieces expertly blend multiple layers of original photos, which are harmoniously intertwined to create a dream-like story. Stacey draws inspiration from mountains and oceans. The power and beauty from these natural forces influence her work. She captures photography from mountain vistas, Canadian wildlife, surf breaks, old growth forests and wild places around the world. Her approach, which she terms ‘artography’, layers and fuses multiple photos that are blended to create vibrant, one-of-a-kind artwork that could never be achieved from one photo alone. She often combines aerial and ground photography to create captivating and unique perspectives. Although her clients include a strong local following, her artwork is also sold and collected across the globe.

artography27.com | artography27 | @artography27

Taka Sudo

Born and raised in Tokyo, now residing in Vancouver, Canada, Taka takes influences from different environments to create this unique style of artwork. Scattered abstract elements composed of neon colour, neutral colour, newsprint, and photo collage assemble into organic shapes with strong energy among real and unreal. Those scattered, various elements in abstraction are the representation of our environment, existence, daily life, current affairs, information, and each person’s passion and energy. Through the adventure between reality and abstraction, you may be able to find your own dynamo to start a bright day with beautiful people.

takasudo.com | takasudoart | @takasudoart

Tammy Flynn Seybold

These paintings are part of Tammy’s Lunation Series, a collection of sequential works that represent what washed ashore from Howe Sound during one lunar cycle in March of 2018. Each day of that month, Tammy would walk the sands and take photographs of what was offered up by the waves – it was more than an art project, it was an exercise in gratitude. Nature often presents the best compositions, if we just take the time to look.
Tammy has long been drawn to painting objects that have an inherent narrative, whether glass polished smooth by the pounding surf, pottery shards rounded by surrounding sands, or driftwood tossed and twisted by the tides. The tumultuous journey these objects take on the way to our shores often result in objects that are more beautiful and treasured – a powerful metaphor for the transformative power of experience.

tammyflynnseybold.com | Tammy Flynn Seybold | @arteachday

Sep
30
Thu
WRITERS! Yosef Wosk Publication Grant Call for Submissions (up to $10,000!)
Sep 30 all-day
WRITERS! Yosef Wosk Publication Grant Call for Submissions (up to $10,000!)

ORGANIZATION: 

Vancouver Heritage Foundation

DEADLINE: 

Sep. 30, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS DESCRIPTION: 

The Yosef Wosk Publication Grant supports new, original publications on aspects of Vancouver’s heritage places, their conservation and related topics. The program aims to support projects in reaching completion by assisting with a variety of professional services and fees such as editing, graphic design, technical drawing, reproduction and permission fees. A variety of media can be eligible for support including printed books, digital publications and film. The grant is open to individuals and non-profits/registered charities and can be used to support a defined phase of a larger project. Up to $10,000 total is available annually to disburse.

Eligible projects will have a tangible long-lasting product and aim to increase public awareness, knowledge and appreciation of heritage places or heritage conservation in Vancouver. The finished project should have a permanent format, be publicly accessible and have a plan for distribution.

Publications can relate to cultural landscapes or intangible cultural heritage as well as buildings, structures, districts and other places that have heritage value. Projects can include, but are not limited to: print and online books or chapbooks, technical guides, videos or documentary film, websites or digital apps, and audio publications. Please consider if your project offers a diversity of perspectives and connects to a variety of audiences.

HOW TO APPLY: 

The application form can be found on the publication grant webpage and must completed in full with supporting documentation and submitted online. Full grant details and required supporting documentation can be found in the Program Guidelines. Email submissions will not be accepted.

The grant is offered annually with applications opening in June and closing in September. The 2021 Grant Application form will be made live on June 30th.

Contact Name: Jessica Quan
Contact Email: jessica@vancouverheritagefoundation.org

WEBSITE: 

https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/grants/publication-grant/

Oct
1
Fri
VISUAL ARTISTS! Visual Artist in Residence
Oct 1 all-day
VISUAL ARTISTS! Visual Artist in Residence

ORGANIZATION:

St Andrew’s Wesley United Church

DEADLINE:

Oct. 1, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS DESCRIPTION:

St Andrew’s Wesley United is seeking a visual artist for a paid artist in residency from Jan-June 2022. The purpose of this residence is to more actively support the arts in Vancouver and to co-create and engage both our congregation and the wider city in a dialogue around spirituality, justice and the arts. We are committed to providing the artist with a warm, inclusive, supportive and open environment where they can bring their full selves. We value diversity, and affirm and respect the beliefs, traditions and expressions of Spirit, including non-Christian traditions, as well as the sacredness of LGBTQ2IA bodies.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please visit our website for the criteria, intent and application form. https://standrewswesley.com/about/artist-in-residence-at-st-andrews-wesley/

WEBSITE:

http://standrewswesley.com/about/artist-in-residence-at-st-andrews-wesley/

WRITERS! Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence In Poetry ($850 in prizes)
Oct 1 all-day
WRITERS! Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence In Poetry ($850 in prizes)

ORGANIZATION: 

Royal City Literary Arts Society

DEADLINE: 

Oct. 1, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS DESCRIPTION: 

8th ANNUAL FRED COGSWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN POETRY 
http://rclas.com/awards-contests/fred-cogswell-award/

First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
• Book must be bound as a book, not a chapbook. 
• Book length must be a minimum of 60 pages in length.
• Selected poetry must be written in English by a single author. No co-writes or anthologies.
• Book must be original work by the author (translations will not be considered at this time)
• Original date of publication falls between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
• Book must be published in Canada.
• Book must be written by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident alive in submission year.
• Electronic books are not eligible.

Jónína Kirton is the judge for our 2021 Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence In Poetry.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Reading Fee: $25 (all funds Canadian). 
Payment can be made through PayPal here http://rclas.com/awards-contests/fred-cogswell-award/
or by cheque or money order (payable to “Royal City Literary Arts Society”). If you pay with PayPal, please include a copy of your receipt with the submission package.

Two copies* of the book must be submitted to the Royal City Literary Arts Society, along with the reading fee (or proof thereof), and must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2021. The society’s mailing address is:

Royal City Literary Arts Society
Fred Cogswell Award
Box #308 – 720 6th Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 3C5

*Submitted books will not be returned; they become the property of the Royal City Literary Arts Society.

*In case of any dispute about the book’s eligibility, the Society’s decision will be final. If any conflict of interest is to be determined the book will be deemed ineligible.

Contact Name: Janet Kvammen
Contact Email: janetkvammen@rclas.com

WEBSITE: 

https://rclas.com/awards-contests/fred-cogswell-award/

Oct
2
Sat
Arts Whistler & Arc’teryx present VIMFF WORLD TOUR 2021 @ Maury Young Arts Centre
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday, October 2 | Maury Young Arts Centre

7:00pm – Theatre Doors | 7:30pm – SHOWTIME

Tickets: $20
Age restrictions: 19+

Additional Information: vaccine passports and government issued ID required for entry into the venue.

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back for another season with an evening of thought-provoking outdoor adventure and mountain culture films. This year, films have been hand picked for adventure seeking Whistlerites highlighting the resilience, self confidence and sense of community that outdoor sports can inspire across all walks of life.

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Film synopses:

Par for the Course

Mirna Valerio, a 250lb African American woman from Brooklyn, takes on Broken Arrow Sky Race in Squaw Valley, California.

Metanoia

Before exit restrictions and bans on contact dominate the news in March 2020, the Mountain Tribe Crew embarks on a ski touring adventure in the Ötztal Alps.

Motherload

It is often said that the hardest part of any adventure is getting out the door. Planning and packing are tedious and time consuming. But the moment you cross over the threshold into the great outdoors, everything seems to just fall into place… Said no parent ever.

Crux

Crux follows Harvey, a recovering addict who uses rock climbing to work through his ongoing struggle with mental health. Life can be beautiful. Life can be messy. Add in the struggles of addiction and life can often become overwhelming.  As trauma, depression, heartbreak and declining mental health were woven into Harvey Wright’s internal fabric, so was rock climbing.

Venture Out

Venture Out is a story of overcoming odds, the power of resilience, and ultimately, the ever-lasting effects of LGBTQ community-building. The Venture Out Project, founded by Perry Cohen, is a non-profit organization that brings LGBTQ folks together outdoors on wilderness trips.

Oct
3
Sun
VISUAL ARTISTS! Call for Submissions: Winter Treasures Artisan Market
Oct 3 all-day
VISUAL ARTISTS! Call for Submissions: Winter Treasures Artisan Market

ORGANIZATION: 

PoMoArts

DEADLINE: 

Oct. 3, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS DESCRIPTION: 

PoMoArts (formerly Port Moody Arts Centre) will celebrate the holiday season with our 8th Annual Winter Treasures, an elegant, boutique style, artisan market and exhibition. Artisans and artists in all media are invited to submit fine craft and artwork that is suitable for holiday gift giving. Preference will be given to smaller works in a variety of price ranges up to $500.00. Artists will be encouraged to replenish sold artwork. 

PoMoArts provides participating artisans/artists with the opportunity to create a profile page on our website Artist Directory, as well as digital promotional materials to use and distribute. In addition, we promote the exhibition on social media, to our members and subscribers, local media, the City of Port Moody, paid and free online event calendars and print media.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Application Information:
-Apply before the deadline: Sunday, October 3, 2021
-Artists may submit up to 10 pieces of their work for consideration.
-All artwork must be gallery quality and ready to hang or display. Port Moody Arts Centre reserves the right to refuse any work that doesn’t meet these qualifications.
-PoMoArts retains 30% of the selling price of artwork offered for sale.

Please use this form to complete your application: https://form.jotform.com/200285230594249 

If you have any questions or difficulties with this form, please email Janice Cotter, Gallery Manager at submissions@pomoarts.ca

Contact Name: Janice Cotter
Contact Email: submissions@pomoarts.ca
Contact Phone: (604) 931-2008

WEBSITE: 

https://pomoarts.ca/exhibitions/winter-treasures-2021

Oct
8
Fri
ARTS WHISTLER LIVE! An Evening with Charlie Demers & Ivan Decker @ Maury Young Arts Centre
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm

 

ARTS WHISTLER LIVE!

An Evening with Charlie Demers & Ivan Decker

October 8, 2021 | Maury Young Arts Centre

7:30pm | Theatre Doors

8:00PM | SHOWTIME

Tickets: $20/advanced | $25/day of show

Livestream: $5

 19+ | Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and government-issued ID will be required for entry to this event. No refunds will be given for failure to provide proof.

Two stars of Canadian comedy share the stage in a laugh ‘til you cry double-bill! Charlie Demers and Ivan Decker (both favourites from CBC’s “The Debaters”) join forces for a night of side splitting laughter! Decker’s sharp, smart and observational hilarity paired with the highly silly and highly cerebral Demers make for a comedy double bill not to be missed!

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ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:

Charlie Demers: Charlie Demers is an author of five books and a stand-up comedian. His collection of essays, Vancouver Special, was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans BC Book Prize for Non-Fiction. He is also the author of The Prescription Errors, The Horrors: An A to Z of Funny Thoughts on Awful Things and The Dad Dialogues co-written with George Bowering. Charlie’s latest book, the novel Property Values, was published in April 2018.
Demers has performed for national television and radio audiences and at the Just for Laughs Festival, and is one of the most frequently returning stars of CBC Radio’s smash-hit comedy show The Debaters.

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Ivan Decker: Ivan Decker, originally from Vancouver, now Los Angeles- based, is a writer, stand-up comedian and actor, known for his sharp, polished, and multi-layered observational comedy. A force on the scene as one of Canada’s top comedians, Ivan Decker has become a favorite among audiences and comedians alike.
He has performed stand-up comedy across North America and can be seen and heard as a part of the popular CBC radio program “The Debaters”. Most recently, Ivan was named a “Comic To Watch” by TBS at the New York Comedy Festival, and subsequently made his U.S. television debut on “Conan.”
His fun and silly approach to stand up often reveals the humour hiding in the everyday trials of today’s young adult with careful dissection, brilliant timing and intelligent observation.
Ivan’s most recent comedy album “I Wanted to be a Dinosaur” won the 2018 Juno Award for Comedy Album of the Year. It can be heard on all major streaming platforms and is available on iTunes.

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Oct
11
Mon
Artists in Communities Call to Artists ($10,000 +$2,000 for materials)
Oct 11 all-day
Artists in Communities Call to Artists ($10,000 +$2,000 for materials)

ORGANIZATION: 

Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation

DEADLINE: 

Oct. 11, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS DESCRIPTION: 

Artists In Communities Program
The Artists in Communities Program (AiC) is based on principles of community cultural development – building community by making art together. It supports artists working in community contexts and encourages a wide variety of interactions between artist and community members. AiC looks for a lasting physical and/or social legacy from projects; this could include new community understandings of creative processes, the development of collaborative practices or an artwork that remains in the community in some form. 

AiC supports community-engaged arts practices that see artists collaborate with community members who may not see themselves as artists, working together over an extended period of time as creators, producers, performers and active audiences. Contributing to the growing vibrancies of our neighbourhoods this program seeks to inspire participation and relationship building where art becomes a catalyst for individual and community engagement. 

AiC prioritizes applications from Indigenous and equity-deserving artists and cultural practitioners/groups.

2022 communities that are hosting artist residencies are:

False Creek Community Centre, 1318 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8, https://falsecreekcc.ca/

Marpole Oakridge Community Centre, 990 W 59th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6P 1X9, http://marpoleoakridge.org/

Community Cultural Development (CCD) Goals: 
· Support artists working in community contexts;
· Encourage a wide variety of interactions between artist and community members;
· Provide a framework for creative collaboration between artist and communities;
· Encourage and support artistic projects which leave a physical and/or social legacy in the  
community;
· Make our communities more vibrant
· Inspire participation and relationship-building
· Engage communities and people – even those who don’t see themselves as artists – as 
creators, producers, performers, and active audiences.

How this Works:
Artists interested in applying should develop their proposal based on both the CCD Goals and the identified interests and issues identified by each community centre involved.
Please refer to the CCD Goals (above) and to Community centres profiles on the AiC website.

Project schedules are developed in collaboration with host Community Centres. The artist fee is based on approx. 300 hours, which includes: research & development, maintaining online project documentation and delivering the project proposal and final report.

Timeline:
· August 2021: Artist call opens to artists working in all disciplines; writers, composers, musicians, poets, choreographers, visual, digital media, theatre, celebration, performance, Indigenous and cultural based producers.
· Sept 27, 2021: Artist information session for Artists in Communities at Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre 5-7PM. 
· Oct 11, 2021: Deadline for applications
· Nov 2021: Multi-staged review and interview process. The selection committee includes Park Board and Community Centre representatives from confirmed centres, and professional artist.
· Jan 2022: Announcement of artists – Projects begin
· Dec 2022: Project completed- final report submitted

Artist Fee: $10,000.00 Materials Expenses: $2,000.00

HOW TO APPLY: 

https://vancouver.ca/people-programs/artists-in-communities-applying-for-residencies.aspx

AIC funding no longer supports murals, tile mosaics and/or banners because there are alternative funding avenues for these.

Oral applications will be considered for artists facing barriers within this application process. For more information on oral applications and consideration, please email art.info@vancouver.ca.

Contact Email: art.info@vancouver.ca

WEBSITE: 

http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/artists-in-communities-applying-for-residencies.aspx

Oct
15
Fri
VISUAL ARTISTS! 2021 Ten Squared Exhibition – Open Call to All Artists
Oct 15 all-day
VISUAL ARTISTS! 2021 Ten Squared Exhibition - Open Call to All Artists

ORGANIZATION: 

Federation of Canadian Artists

DEADLINE: 

Oct. 15, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS DESCRIPTION: 

All artists living in Canada are invited to submit artworks in any subject and style for the Federation’s annual fundraising exhibition. Submissions must be on a substrate that is exactly 10” x 10” and at least 1 ½” thick.

Entries are $10 per piece and artists can submit up to ten artworks. There is no maximum price restriction on submissions and all sales are shared 50% / 50% between artist and the Federation.

Pieces are gently screened for commercial viability based on the Federation’s recent sales history. If successful at screening, all ten artworks may be selected for display.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Submit online here: https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1324

Contact Name: Helen Duckworth
Contact Email: gc@artists.ca
Contact Phone: (604) 681-8534

WEBSITE: 

http://artists.ca

Oct
16
Sat
Teton Gravity Research: Stoke the Fire @ Maury Young Arts Centre
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm
Teton Gravity Research: Stoke the Fire @ Maury Young Arts Centre
  • Date: October 16, 2021
  • Time: 
    • ALL AGES 6:00pm Doors | 6:30pm Show 
    • 19 + 8:30pm Doors | 9:00pm Show
  • Venue: Maury Young Arts Centre
  • Price: Adult $20 | Youth (Under 16) $10
  • Additional Information: valid proof of vaccination and government issued ID required for entry into the venue.

Get ready, Whistler! On Saturday, October 16th, TGR is returning to the Maury Young Arts Centre for the winter kick-off celebration of the year. Join us to get hyped for winter with our new feature length ski and snowboard film, Stoke The Fire.

Whether you choose to come to the family-friendly early show or party at the late show, it’s sure to be a great night. As always, there will be a ton of prize giveaways from our partners at Sierra Nevada, YETI, The North Face, Atomic, Volkl and others! Plus, everyone in attendance will have a shot at the tour grand prizes, including a trip to our hometown Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This is your chance to kick-off winter and see Stoke The Fire on the big-screen.

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Nov
30
Tue
VISUAL ARTISTS! Foon Skis Artist Partnership
Nov 30 all-day
VISUAL ARTISTS! Foon Skis Artist Partnership

Our goal is to combine local hand-crafted skis with talented local artists in the Sea to Sky to create a truly
unique product.

As a Foon Ski partnered artist:
• We will showcase your curated art and your bio on our site and have links to your social channels and website
• Customers will have the option to select your curated art for their custom board topsheet design when designing their own ski, and if selected we will pay you a royalty fee.
• If a customer wants a completely custom piece we will facilitate the discussions so that you can work with them directly on a unique creation and assist with determining the price.
• You will have the option to buy a paid of Foon Skis of your choice with your custom topsheet design for a discounted rate.

Please return the form below and send it to the email above along with a link to your portfolio. A panel will be reviewing all interested
artists and contacting those who fit with our brand, vision, and passion for the opportunity to be featured.

Fill out form

Dec
31
Fri
Add your event to our calendar!
Dec 31 all-day
Add your event to our calendar!

Let us share your events this Summer!

All of the content is generated by members of our community and the 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. Now that’s a win!

Scroll down to see our list of questions and answers for more information about how to post, and more.

We look forward to seeing your events!

Post your events

Posting is easy! Click the orange “Post Your Event” button, and fill in your info.


You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers:

  • How do I give you my events?
    Easy! Follow this link, click the orange “Post Your Event” button, and fill out the online form.
  • How much does it cost?
    It’s FREE! Arts Whistler is a non-profit charity organization, we have a mandate to help support our local creatives and to help foster the arts in Whistler.
  • Why should I participate?
    We’ve taken a break from printing the Arts Scene guide due to scheduling uncertainties resulting from COVID-19 health restrictions and social gathering limitations. BUT we still want to share your events, whether they’re happening online or in smaller gatherings. Feel free to submit them as usual. We will add them to the online calendar and share them on social media as our limited resources allow.
  • I’m not sure if you want my event? 
    We promote everything arts, culture, and heritage throughout the Sea to Sky – that’s from Bowen Island all the way up to Mt. Currie. If you have any events, workshops, gallery openings, festivals, live music, films, artist calls for entry, kids workshops… we’d love to hear about them!
    Still not sure about your event? Shoot us an email, we’re happy to help.
  • I still have questions…If you have any questions about what we do at Arts Whistler, questions about the online calendar, or how to get involved in the local creative scene – get in touch! info@artswhistler.com
Call for Exhibitors: The Gallery at the Arts Centre – ongoing @ The Gallery at Maury Young Arts Centre
Dec 31 all-day
Call for Exhibitors: The Gallery at the Arts Centre – ongoing @ The Gallery at Maury Young Arts Centre

Call for Exhibitors: The Gallery at the Arts Centre – ongoing

Are you looking for a venue to showcase your work in Whistler Village?

Arts Whistler is accepting applications for solo and group shows for display in The Gallery at the Maury Young Arts Centre on an ongoing basis. Applications for group shows are preferred; however, artists may apply individually and Arts Whistler may offer the opportunity for a solo applicant to be part of a larger group exhibition. Arts Whistler does offer a limited number of solo exhibit opportunities per year.

Arts Whistler will consider all mediums but please note The Gallery has limited display capacity for three-dimensional work. We will accept proposals from all artists of any level (i.e. students, emerging, professional). Our mandate is to showcase artists residing in the Sea to Sky Corridor (Bowen Island to Mount Currie); we welcome applications from outside of this region but preference will be given to artists living full-time within the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Only complete applications will be considered. Please note, we plan our exhibits for the upcoming year 6-8 months in advance. and all applications will be filed for future openings in the gallery space. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those artists whose applications have been accepted will be contacted.

*Please note we are unable to spontaneously view portfolios during business hours and meetings with artists are not conducted prior to a portfolio review.

Apply Here

The Gift Shop at the Arts Centre – ongoing call for entry @ Maury Young Arts Centre - Gift Shop
Dec 31 all-day
The Gift Shop at the Arts Centre – ongoing call for entry @ Maury Young Arts Centre - Gift Shop | Whistler | British Columbia | Canada

The Gift Shop at the Arts Centre  – ongoing

CALL FOR ARTISTS & ARTISANS
– GET YOUR WORK IN THE GIFT SHOP 

Arts Whistler is looking for submissions from artists and artisans who would like to showcase their work in our main floor Gift Shop.

We accept work from residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor; those living between Bowen island and Mt. Currie. In order to sell work in the Gift Shop, we ask that artists and artisans complete the online application form. Only those forms that are completed in full will be considered for selection. Applications will be reviewed by a jury. Successful applicants will be contacted via email.

All submissions should be high-quality, handcrafted artwork created by Sea to Sky artists and artisans. Eligible mediums can include: sculpture, stone, clay, metal, pottery, fibre, mixed media, wood, music CDs, books, fine art jewelry. We also accept cards and prints that are reproductions of original silkscreens, photography or fine art paintings.

Apply here

WRITERS! Call for submissions for Content Newspaper
Dec 31 @ 12:00 am
WRITERS! Call for submissions for Content Newspaper

If you know a person, group, organisation or charity – in any part of the world, but especially the sea to sky – who has done something wonderful or just makes the world a little happier, submit your story to ‘content newspaper’ for feature in this positive news project.

Looking for stories and acolades of local legends, tales of triumph and positive news worth spreading.

WHY?
When the media feels like doom and gloom, lets celebrate what’s bringing us joy and making us feel content amongst these weathering times.

Submit your stories here