Performances

By students of Professor Sharon Alward’s Performance Art class at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art

7pm, Wednesday 8 February 2017

Kelly Campbell
Danielle Fenn
Kristin Flattery
Julian Kirchmann
Madeline Rae
Kelsey Smith
Keegan Steele
Bryn Vargas

MCed by Sharon Alward

 

Image: Julian Kirchmann

CARTE BLANCHE: members’ exhibition & hullabaloo

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aceartinc.’s members’ exhibition and performances.
Proudly sponsored by Assiniboine Credit Union

 8 – 11 pm, Friday 30 September 2016

This is also a fundraiser for the gallery. Get your membership online!

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8.30pm

Performances by members of aceartinc.:

Kegan McFadden, Freya Olafson, Madeline Rae, Letch Kinloch

(sponsored by Parlour Coffee, Waterfront Massage Therapy, and The Tallest Poppy, Oak & Lily Florists ).


9.30pm

Artists Bingo hosted by Tracy Admin

(AKA Courtney R. Thompson)


All night

The selling of a limited edition print

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collaboratively created by

Suzie Smith, Toby Gillies, Irene Bindi, Dany Reede, & Kenneth Lavallee.

$200. Edition of 42. Pre-order a print through PayPal using the button below.





There will also be the opportunity to take a selfie with Andy Warhol.

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Apply to The Cartae Open School

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The Cartae Open School | 2017 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Cartae is an alternative learning space for the exploration of contemporary art modes, ideas and criticality, and their applications to individual practices. It is a site of experimentation, dialogue, creation, and research. Cartae is an initiative of aceartinc.

The Cartae Open School provides opportunities in the form of peer to peer and sel-directed learning, studio visits/workshops from ace’s exhibiting artists, screenings, artist talks, free access to all events that occur at ace during the Cartae year, and input from our sister Artist-Run Centres.

 

The inaugural 2014/15 Cartae participants, or Cartaers, were Emily Sirota, shimby, Shelley Vanderbyl, and Reza Rezai.

The 2015/16 Cartaers were Talia Shaaked, Madeline Rae, Carol Ann Bohrn, Beth Schellenberg, and Jaz Papadopoulos. Some images from their studio can be seen here.

The 2016/17 Cartaers are: Jennifer Ilse Black, Briar Boyko, Kelly Campbell, Sarah Epp, and Danielle Fenn. Their exhibition launches on Friday 2 June 2017.


Apply

The Cartae Open School | 2017 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Cartae is an alternative learning space for the exploration of contemporary art modes, ideas and criticality, and their applications to individual practices. It is a site of experimentation, dialogue, creation, and research. Cartae is an initiative of aceartinc.

The Cartae Open School provides opportunities in the form of peer to peer and sel-directed learning, studio visits/workshops from ace’s exhibiting artists, screenings, artist talks, free access to all events that occur at ace during the Cartae year, and input from our sister Artist-Run Centres.

School starts 3 October 2017 and finishes on the 30th June 2018. There are 5 places available.

Deadline for applications: 4pm, 26 May 2017.

 

Activities

Each Cartaer will design, organize, and facilitate one workshop.

Cartaers are strongly encouraged to participate in all events provided for/by them including workshops, talks, screenings and talks, and studio visits from visiting artists.

aceartinc. already has several activities in place. However, Cartaers can program as many or as few activities as they wish (in consultation with the committee) in addition to their individual workshops.

Much of what you do will be self-directed- whether it is working on your practice in the shared studio, arranging studio visits for yourself, or choosing people to give artist talks.

Each Cartaer will attend a monthly meeting with the group and members of the Cartae Committee.

Additional communication with fellow members and/or committee members is the responsibility of each participant.

You are invited to contribute a short text to aceartinc.’s annual publication, PaperWait.

You will mount a year-end exhibition.

 

Logistics

Cartaers will share a 500 sqft studio from 20 October 2015 – June 2016.

The fee is $500 per student and contributes to the cost of the studio and artist fees.

 

To apply please submit the following:

  1. Why do you want to be part of Cartae? What will you bring to it? What do you hope to gain from it? 500 words.
  1. Describe a workshop you would run. Topics can be wide ranging and should encompass an element of skill-sharing. For example how best to make stop frame animation or the ways of applying post-modernist theory to your practice.
  1. Please provide a portfolio of up to 10 images and/or up to 2000 words.
  1. Artist statement up to 500 words.

Optional

  1. Please provide a visual or written description of the potential you see in the studio. We welcome imaginative interpretations of this.

 

Formatting

Email digital submissions in PDF format only to: cartae@aceart.org.

Create two separate PDF files: one consisting of parts 1, 2, 4, and 5. The other file will consist of your support materials (part 3). Label the files with your full name. Put your name, email, and phone number at the top of every page.

 

Support Material

aceartinc. is MAC compatible only.

You may include up to 10 images presented as one PDF document.

Individual images must be jpegs 72dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel, 500k (.5 MB) RGB or SRGB only. Images that are larger than this will not be viewed.

No PowerPoint please.

Video may be submitted through a link to Vimeo, YouTube or any other easily accessed website. See below for additional clarification regarding each part of the submission package.

Audio is accepted in MP3, WAV or AIFF format only.

At this time we can only accept submissions in English.

 

 

Important application dates

26 May 2017             Deadline (5 pm.)

28 July                        Successful applicants notified

3 October                   Orientation, move into studios

1-29 June 2018         Cartae exhibition

29 June 2018             Final text submitted for PaperWait

30 June                        clean, patch, and paint studio

30 June                       End of Cartae 2017/18

 

The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary Artist Talk: Carolyn Kroeker

The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary was awarded to Carolyn Kroeker last summer.

The recipient is a student who has been curated into aceart’s annual student exhibition which then makes him/her/them eligible to apply for this bursary.  $500 is awarded for a project and an artist talk about it is delivered in the following spring. Carolyn Kroeker will deliver a talk with Kira Koop, about the multi media project I AM HERE.

Apply to the 2016 call for submissions from students.

I AM HERE project

7 pm, Wednesday, 30 March 2016

I AM HERE, a multimedia series by Caro LaFlamme and Kira Koop, challenges the disparity between physical and intellectual space allotted to men and womyn in public spaces. The photographic series shares the stories of four consenting participants posing in locations where they were harassed. White capes draped over their shoulders bear two separate but connected statements: I AM HERE and (I AM NOT FOR YOU), challenging the viewer’s gaze.

Koop’s photographic quartet DEMAND/DECLARE documents locations of events and interactions where Koop was denied full personhood. The series mixes interior and exterior spaces, exploring both the public and the private. SEE ME becomes a mantra, repeated as a plea and a command.

 

 

A Portrait With Your Pet: fundraiser

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From the fine folks that brought you the Soap Box Derby, aceartinc. is back with their annual winter event, A Portrait with Your Pet.   Winnipeggers can support their favourite artist-run centre by bringing their beloved pets to ace’s beautiful gallery which is nestled in the heart of the historic Exchange District, on the 2nd floor of 290 McDermot. Here, art lovers and pet lovers alike can have a portrait taken with their handsome pet, by one of Winnipeg’s finest photographers within  hand-crafted sets built by some of Winnipeg’s most-celebrated visual artists. A Portrait with Your Pet will be taking place on February 20 & 21st, 2016.

Furry, feathered, scaly, hairless, and taxidermied critters are welcome.  Costumes, matching uniforms, and props are encouraged!

Book early to avoid disappointment.  Call (204) 944-9763 or email pets@aceart.org, today!

Portrait Pricing

                                                       Non-Member**           Member

Regular pricing                           $50                                $40

Deal of the Year                          2 for $70                        2 for $60

**All non-member bookings include a gallery membership.

To pay online please click on the PayPal link below:


A Portrait with your Pet



More sample portraits from previous years can be found on our Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/474848179365250/

Upcoming workshops

Intro Macrame Knots w/ Jen Black
Wednesday, March 22nd. 7pm
Location: aceartinc. Project Room

As part of her practice with aceart’s Cartae Open School, Jennifer Ilse Black has been teaching herself a variety of macrame knots. There are lots of great resources for this craft on the web, but it can be frustrating to try to learn from diagrams! Knotting is a tactile art and we learn it best by touch!

At this workshop Jen will teach 6 basic macrame knots, giving you the fundamentals needed to make plant hangers, tapestries, and jewelry.

Space is limited, so please email  jenniferilseblack@gmail.com to claim your spot!

 


PAST WORKSHOPS

Tools for Sissies – woodshop 101

7-9 pm, Sunday 29 January 2017

Kelly Campbell

A Cartae Open School Workshop

This workshop is an opportunity for women, trans people, non-binary people, two spirit people, queer people, and sissies in general to learn basic woodworking skills from and among fellow sissies.

After this workshop, you will have some foundational knowledge to build upon (pun intended), such as:

– The difference between plywood, MDF, particle board, 2x4s/ beam type wood, and how and when to use these materials for various projects.
– How to cut these different kinds of woods with different saws (miter saw, table saw, jigsaw, circular saw, reciprocating saw) for different applications.
– How to use fasteners – drill/driver, staple gun, and nail gun.
– When you should use screws and when you should use nails.
– The magic of wood glue and her friends the clamps.
– Safety for your eyes, ears, and hot bod while in the shop.
– The knowledge that power tools are super fun and not as hard to use as your dad made them out to be.

The workshop will be held in aceartinc’s woodshop. Unfortunately aceart is at the top of a long staircase and is not physically accessible.

Space is limited, please email Kelly Campbell at campbell.90204@gmail.com to register.

If there is enough interest I intend on holding another, so please let me know if you are interested even if the workshop is full or this date does not work with your schedule.

Trans lady & POC registrants will be given priority. Please self declare if I don’t know you personally 🙂

Workshop is free; donations towards  Cartae school fee welcome.

 


12 February 1-3pm, 2017

A Cartae Open School workshop

Danielle Fenn


Does your transcript have large gaps from years of indecisive study and mental health breakdowns? Do you still have a folder on your laptop from when you filed for a F1 Visa and then broke up with your fiancé? No? Well maybe that medical chart, marriage certificate, or tax document holds a story. In any case if you are still reading, this workshop is for you!

In this workshop you will be crafting your own written narrative or performance piece based on the institutional documents you bring with you. If you’d prefer to work fictionally then bring in some forms from any government or organization website to use as a framework or springboard to craft your narrative.

I will introduce some precedents for this practice and show you briefly how I have used it. I will also introduce some tools of oral storytelling. But most of the time will be used for working and optional sharing.

BONUS ACTIVITY you will have a chance to take a selfie in front of the luscious pill backdrop used in the image above ^^^^ Fun times for all.

Space is limited to sign up email danielle fenn at Cartae@aceart.org

Workshop is FREE for all. Donations towards Cartae school fee accepted.

 

Woodshop Workshop

2-6 pm, Saturday, 21 January 2017

Get to know the basics of a woodshop. Seth Woodyard (yes, that is his real name) will show you:

  • how to work safely and confidently
  • how to use basic power tools : circular saw, miter saw, table saw, drill/driver, power sander, nail gun
  • how to use the table saw
  • how to build a canvas stretcher
  • how to build a wooden box
  • how to build a set of wooden stilts

Free to ACI Manitoba and aceartinc. members, $25 to non-members.

Limited places available.

Register by email at: hannah_g@aceart.org

Instructor: Seth Woodyard
Born in Prince Edward Island in a geodesic dome and raised in Ottawa by his artist mother and architect turned economist father, Seth Woodyard is a multi disciplinary visual artist, and a member of the board of directors at aceart. Seth works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, video, performance and installation. He works toward bringing into dialogue ideas of home, the body, architecture, and labour. He currently lives in Winnipeg making a variety of things both aesthetic and functional.

 

Explore the Real/Conscious city: Experience within our built environment and urban surroundings   

25 June 2016, 12-3pm

Led by Talia Shaaked   |   A Cartae Open School workshop   |   more info here.

Alternative Photographic Processes Theory & Cyanotype Workshop

9 April 2016, 12-3pm

Led by Madeline Rae   |   A Cartae Open School workshop   |   more info here

 

SELF/IE TIME!

15 & 17 March  2016, 7-9pm   

Led by Beth Schellenberg   |   A Cartae Open School workshop   |   more info here.

 

Movement Improv + Vipassane: A Practical Study of the Physical/Mental Structure 

31 March 2016, 6-8pm 

Led by Carol-Ann Bohrn   |   A Cartae Open School workshop   |   more info here.

 

Basic tech workshop   |   Saturday 2 April 2016, 1-4 pm

Led by Alison Davies   |   more info here

 

Translating the Expressive Abstract: from physical form to the written page

23 January 2016, 4-6pm       

Led by Jaz Pop   |   A Cartae Open School workshop   |   more info here.

Limpe Fuchs | Artist Talk

2 October, 5:15 pm, MAWA, 611 Main St.

Presented for send+receive in partnership with MAWA

German artist Limpe Fuchs broke early from her classical training to experiment with “no formalism”-improvisational sound and visual performance using handmade instruments and sound sculptures. Her fascinating artistic career spans over forty years of pushing musical and performance boundaries with an open and intuitive approach. For this event, Fuchs will present some of her handmade instruments and discuss the ideas and concepts behind her often whimsical and rousing work.

send+receive   |   www.limpefuchs.de/en

5th Annual Soap Box Derby!

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Sunday 13 September, 2-3 pm, Broadway & Memorial

Watch a plethora of soap box teams race for ace’s annual social sculpture fundraiser! A proud partner of Ciclovia, the Soap Box Derby will take place on Broadway and Memorial from 2 pm – 3pm this Sunday. There’s a raffle with prizes you couldn’t even dream of (but include things from Beet Happening, King and Bannatyne, Pop Cart, EQ3, & QPOC Winnipeg) and also a 50/50 draw.

Teams include ace’s low, Punch Buggies, Ferrymen of Hades, Fast or Fiction, Spin Cycle, and Zephers.

This year’s race is brought to you by:

Parlour Coffee, Natural Cycle, Segovia, Bronuts, Waterfront Massage Therapy, Manitoba Crafts Council, Manitoba Artist Run Centres Coalition, Art City, Synonym Art Consultation, Beet Happening, Peg City Car Co-Op, QPOC Winnipeg, Edge Gallery, King + Bannatyne, Pop Cart, The Planit Restaurant & Lounge, Half Pints, and EQ3.