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mycelium rising
submit your art to Underbrush: Mycelium Rising by Oct 22, 2020

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Malaspina Art Society is happy to announce our autumn 2020 group art show titled ‘Underbrush: Mycelium Rising’ now set to open in early November either as a regular in-person exhibition at The Malaspina Exhibition Centre in Vancouver Island University’s Powell River, BC Campus’s foyer with an online gallery as well, OR if COVID-19 precautions prevent this, then as an online show only.

We are inviting all artists in the qathet region to submit new work produced within the last 2 years in any medium that reflects our theme as developed by Giovanni Spezzacatena. Here is a very recent link to a Zoom Discussion with lots of film clips from the feature film Fantastic Fungi to get your creative juices flowing (scroll the timeline to see the film clips).

APPLY BY FILLING OUT THE ONLINE FORM BELOW.

**Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus or fungus-like bacterial colony, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae or shiro. The word mycelium literally means “more than one”, and refers to the thread-like body of a fungus; it is the main part of the fungus. The mushrooms that we eat are actually just a small visible part of the organism – the fruiting bodies, like the apple off a tree: the tree, leaves, bark, and extensive root system give birth to the visible fruit.

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycelium

FAQ’S

  • What:  “Underbrush: Mycelium Rising” is a Group Art Exhibition based on the concept and cultural manifestation of Mycelium – and their fruiting bodies: mushrooms. While open to interpretation, the title of the show encourages a point of view that focuses beyond simply representing mushrooms, but into the function and form of mycelium (and mushrooms) also as a metaphor for social issues. Any medium will be accepted (photography, painting/illustration, collage, sculpture/ ceramics, fibre-based work, video, animation, interactive work, sound pieces, installation, written works, etc.) Works must be safe to display in a public space and some restrictions may apply; art may be offered for sale (MAS will extend its waiving of a 20% commission on sales at the Malaspina Exhibition Centre/ VIU gallery through to June, 2021). As for the title, the ‘Mycelium Rising’ part of the title is in reference to this famous mushroom book by Paul Stamets, Mycelium Running.
  • Where: Malaspina Exhibition Centre at Vancouver Island University if it is available to us, as well as online through www.artpowellriver.com and associated social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter accounts – see side panel for links) Some of the submissions may be displayed online only if space issues or technical requirements make this necessary.
  • Why: To encourage local and non-local artists to produce work in chosen media, on our given theme, and to provide a catalyst for interesting work that may be political in nature (think ‘grassroots’).
  • Who: Local qathet regional artists, including emerging artists and craftspeople.
  • When: Show will open in November 2020 either at The Malaspina Exhibition Centre at VIU and online, or simply online at http://www.artpowellriver.com
  • HOW? Apply below: Deadline Oct 22, 2020 – fill out the form below and/or email this info to giovanni@rabideye.com

Once you have sent the form information in please prepare a digital representation of your work (file size between 300KB-1MB) to email giovanni@rabideye.com with your name.

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WHAT THE PLUS (+) – LGBTQ2+ GROUP ART SHOW

WHAT THE PLUS (+): EXPLORING THE GRADIENTS OF GENDER + SEXUALITY 

CALL FOR INTEREST FROM QATHET REGION, BC COASTAL + VANCOUVER ISLAND/GULF ISLANDS LGBTQ2+ (and allied) ARTISTS – ALL AGES-

****DEADLINE TO SUBMIT INITIAL INTEREST IS MARCH 9, 2020****

It’s the first LGBTQ2+ Group Art Exhibit/ Festival in Powell River coinciding with Powell River Pride activities and in cooperation with PR Pride Society.

Please find out more at http://whattheplus.wordpress.com and apply with your initial ideas for NEW work (any medium) based on our theme of “Gradients”, all ages welcome — click here . Show opens June 20, 2020. Guest curated by Rabideye (Giovanni Spezzacatena)

Community partnerships and sponsorship are welcome (contact whattheplusart@gmail.com) ; please pass on this call via social media, word of mouth, etc. We’re also on…Facebook, Instagram, Twitter 

 

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Friends At Easel: A group exhibition of paintings to celebrate artists and painting students who have worked at easel with Ursula Medley. 
On display until Nov 13th at VIU Powell River, BC
Featuring the work of Maggie Poole, Janet Southcott, Eve Stocker, Patricia Peters, Kanemit, Lousie Henderson, Sharon Dennie, Lesley Armstrong, Joanne Denniston, Pat Dixon, Susan Cooper, Michael Drosdovich, Peter Gynd, Steve Grover, Joan Fischer, Louise Harwood-Lynn, Lenora Sattmann , Jen Nachlas & Ursula Medley. 

CALL FOR ARTISTS
Our annual group show will be exhibited at VIU from November 15 to January 29
The theme this year is Thermal *
All members are invited to bring their art, ready to hang* on Wednesday November 14 to the lobby at VIU.  Art should be “new” pieces created in 2018.  Their is no restriction on size, however remember that others need to show too.
Katie McLean will be creating display cards to place beside the pieces.  Please have all your information regarding your art to our email by November 7, 2018 (malaspinaartsociety@gmail.com).  Include your name, the title of the piece, the medium used, and a comment about the work (25 words or less).  You may price your work or mark it NFS.
*All mediums are invited.  3D pieces are restricted in size for security purposes.  There is a lockable glass case that is only approximately 12 inches high which we will use for jewelry or other small items.
Please contact us, if you have any questions
* Thanks to Sandra Lopez for the suggestion.  Sandra explains that she chose the word as it means a column of warm air that can be used for flying…
But you can interpret it any way you wish!

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