Malaspina Art Society is co-sponsoring the planned What the Plus + Group Exhibition and Festival this summer 2021 in Powell River and we are looking for especially qathet region/Coastal BCLGBTQ2S+ artists interested in producing up to 3 NEW works on our ‘Creative Self Portrait’ theme in any media, and/or less formal works on the same theme (e.g. writing of all kinds, photography, illustrations, cartoons) with corresponding online content for our Q(uee)R Zine! DEADLINE to express interest is APRIL 15, 2021 (deadline to submit actual work will be mid-July, 2021).
What the Plus (+) Group Art Exhibition by 17 local LGBTQ2+ (& allied) artists. Guest curated with online content by Rabideye
Giovanni Spezzacatena (rabideye)
Andrea Bennett (guest speaker)
Blossom (Maia Wade)
Although LBGQT2 stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Queer/Questioning and 2-Spirited, the plus (+) that is usually included after the initialism encompasses a list of other identities that fall under the queer umbrella. Our group art exhibition features 17 local artists ranging in age from 12 to 65+, working in various media, focusing on the ‘+’ itself, as it indicates a range or ‘gradient’, representing the fluid spectrum of human gender and sexuality.
JUNE 20 – JULY 25, 2020
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 12pm-5pm
Online Interview and audience Q&A “Theyday” on
Friday, July 17th at 7pm
An exploration of the way queer identities have evolved over time, including the initialism LGBTQ+ and its additions and spaces and everything in-between, with author Andrea Bennett. Access through www.whattheplus.ca
Sponsored by: qathet Community Justice – BC Arts Council – Malaspina Art Society, Powell River Council for Arts & Culture – PR Pride.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! You are invited to an optional, free outdoor ‘Inspiration and Information Session’ to help generate ideas for your group show submission for “Intertidal Impressions”, with your host and educator Janet May:Saturday May 9, at 1PM at the Westview Viewpoint along hwy 101 (where the totem poles and flags are between Kamloops and Lytton Streets on Marine Ave). We will be descending the footpath to the intertidal zone, so if you have difficulty navigating the path down at the viewpoint, please park and descend on the path just south of there.And as backupwe have another possible date: Saturday May 23, at noon.
Summer 2020 MAS Group Show title: Intertidal Impressions
Deadline to submit interest and details is May 20, 2020 [with your name, title of your piece, its size, medium, cost (or nfs) and any message you’d like to attach up to 50 words] to email@example.com
Deadline to submit work is June 2nd, 2020
Opening JUNE 4 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2020Intertidal Impressions: Exploring the space between land & sea through various media-The Malaspina Art Society’s Summer Group Show features qathet region artists exploring the changing sights, sounds, smells, motion, textures, plants and creatures of our northwest intertidal zones: the area of the marine shoreline that is exposed to air at low tide, and covered with seawater when the tide is high; its dynamic nature serving as a metaphor for resilience and adaptation.
Qathet Region artists are welcome to submit work in any medium reflecting the changing sights, sounds, smells, motion, textures and tastes of our northwest intertidal zones. The intertidal zone is the area of the marine shoreline that is exposed to air at low tide, and covered with seawater when the tide is high. Its resiliency and ever-changing nature can serve as a metaphor for visual, sound and text-based works.
All the plants and animals that inhabit this zone are marine, but they have adapted to survive in this often challenging environment. At low tide they must be able to survive prolonged exposure to the air, large fluctuations in sun exposure and temperature, shifting salinity due to rain and snow or river run-off , extremes in wave action, as well as predation from land animals during low tide, and marine predators like sea stars and fish when the tide is in.