Call to Artists – Memento Mori Masks


you are invited to submit to an exhibition with the theme of Masks… in all its interpretations
This exhibition is sponsored by the Malaspina Art Society and is part of a larger community event,  Memento Mori, an annual gathering honoring grief, loss and transition.  See poster below
All submission to be delivered to the Art Centre on October 27th
due to social distancing the show will not have a “grand” opening but the exhibit will be shown for almost one month.

MAS News

Memento Mori Nov 1-20, 2020We are pleased to announce that the public art installation MEMENTO MORI – Honoring Grief and Transformations Between Life and Death will be on display at The Art Centre ~ Powell River Public Gallery (above the Public Library) November 1-20, 2020.

Attendees are welcome to bring flowers, photos and mementos for the altar.   

Membership Renewal

Membership renewal 2020
Our AGM, which usually occurs in late spring was delayed due to COVID19. The MAS website has the option of paying, waiving the yearly membership fee and/or donating an amount you feel comfortable with;pay by e-transfer too…

With all that is covid, we have had many of our plans thwarted for shows, workshops and events.  Luckily just before the world changed, we made the great decision to bring a Communications Coordinator on board. We were also very lucky to secure some additional funding from the BC Arts Council Resiliency Fund!  This allowed us to support What the Plus+ and keep the very necessary Communications Coordinator position in place for 2020.
One of the events that we had planned was our AGM, which usually occurs in late spring.  We just felt that hosting that would be unnecessarily stressful as not all of us have the zoomability on our computers or internet server.  Of course this meant we did not renew memberships or collect fees.  After looking at our finances, we decided to allow members to ask for a waiver for the renewal of this year’s membership. fees.  This is usually approximately $1500 in revenue, but with all the stresses on artists’ personal finances we did not want to add to that.  And let’s face it the most important aspect of MAS is working together! 
We are thinking about the possibility of holding a combination live/zoom AGM in October – but will take our lead from what is happening in the community. In the meantime,  on the MAS website we have set up a section on renewing membership at:

You have the option of paying, waiving the yearly membership fee and/or donating an amount you feel comfortable with. You can now pay by e-transfer too… just set up Malaspina Art Society in your banking information with our email – easy peasy. Any amount will help us continue to work through the next 6 or so months… we do have some exciting events and opportunities coming up in the Fall but you will need to renew your membership to find out…
On behalf of the MAS Board of Directors,

Lorna Downie