Carte Blanche! aceartinc.’s members’ exhibition & performances

 

Another hullabaloo of contemporary art, artists, and performance- the aceartinc. members’ show! Become a member and take part!

Drop off your art work (in any medium) to ace between 7-16 September 2017.

Come to the launch party at 8pm – midnight on 29 September. There’ll be performances, the opportunity to buy work on show, and DJs. 100% of the sale goes to the artist.

The guidelines are in this PDF– you’ll need to read them, sign the agreement, and bring it with you when you drop off the work. There’ll also be copies at the office you can sign.

Membership is $25 for the year. It entitles you to  access a lot of useful resources and support.

This year, ace is partnering with Blackspace Winnipeg. Black visual artists and those of colour are encouraged to take part in the members’ show and become a part of a larger artist community and use the resources that are available. ace and Blackspace’s goal is to highlight Black visual artists with the hope to foster diversity and inclusion for Winnipeg’s art scene. Nuit Noire will be taking place at ace the day after Carte Blanche.

 

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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

 

PaperWait call for submissions

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PaperWait PaperWait is a beautifully designed, limited edition printed and unlimited edition digital annual publication published by aceartinc. that covers our programming year- in this case July 2014 to July 2015. It is primarily made up of the texts produced through our Critical Distance writing program that encourages critical writing and dialogue about contemporary art but it is also an archive of the year’s regular and special programming. Each issue of PaperWait includes an edited section of artist pages and arts writing that provides an opportunity to more artists to have their work included.

Visual Art
-Please submit one image with full title, medium, date and artist’s name.

-The image should not exceed 1024×768 pixels, 72dpi and/or 50kb.

Writing
Please submit a synopsis of no more than 400 words for an essay of no more than 1500 words that engages with themes, theories, or artists connected with ‘drawing’ within the realm of contemporary art.

We are accepting applications by email only- remember to include your email address, phone number and address. Please address them to hannah_g@aceart.org

Deadline: 29 April 2015

Image: Untitled; pencil crayon, felt tip pen; 2015. Tansy Cookson.

aceartinc.’s Annual Student Show

call for submissions | deadline 20 March

 

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Annual Student Show call 2015
If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student in Manitoba taking an art class, you are eligible to apply.

Deadline: noon, 20 March 2015
To install and exhibit from 7 to 30 April 2015

Please submit up to 3 pieces on any theme in any medium to hannah_g@aceart.org
Include:
– a one-page artist statement
– an image list
– Each image should not exceed 1024×768 pixels, 72dpi and/or 50kb. No more than 9 images total (including detail images of each of the 3 pieces being submitted).

Selected artists are eligible to apply for the Scott Wachall Memorial Bursary, a $500 award and opportunity to give a public artist talk about your practice and work.

Annual General Meeting – 11 December, 6:30pm

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Come and get the newest volume of PaperWait – to be launched during the AGM

Since our last AGM, the Board has filled one vacancy and appointed Nicole Flynn as a new director. The membership will vote to ratify this decision.

6 of our current directors have terms that will expire. They are: Andrew Moreau, Andrew Kaplan, Lancelot Coar, Holger Kalberg, Mark Neufeld, Mike VonTiesenhausen. These 6 directors have put their names forward to serve a further two-year term. The membership will vote on whether to re-elect them. 

There are currently up to 3 vacancies on the board. Any interested member can put their name forward, no later than November 26th, if they wish to stand for election. We encourage any interested individuals, especially practicing artists, to apply.

At the AGM we will be presenting:
(i)
 Treasurer’s Report, including ace’s Financial Statements from prior year.
(ii) Election of Directors.
(iii) Appointment of our Accountant.
(iv) President’s Report.
(v) PaperWait vol.16 launch.

2013 Annual General Meeting

12 December, 2013 | 7pm

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aceartinc. will hold its 2013 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:00pm, 2nd floor, 290 McDermot Ave.

PaperWait Vol.15 will be available after the AGM. It covers all the 2012/13 program including essays by Darren Stebeleski, Willow Rector, Ben Clarkson, Emily G. Doucet, and Eric LeSage. The limited print edition also features art work by Maegan Broadhurst, cam bush, Matthew Gardiner, Alexander McQuat, and Phomohobes. Come by and pick up your free copy, members, or become a member and get your free copy!

All members are invited and encouraged to attend.

The 2013 Annual Report and our review engagement will be presented. There will be cake!

For more information or to RSVP please call (204) 944-9763 or email info@aceart.org

Studio Visits

another great membership perk

The-Artists-StudioThe Artist’s Studio (c1716) by Peter Tillemans.
*Actual studio visit may not be as shown.

 

Studio Visit bookings!

Did you know that your membership at ace entitles you to an annual studio visit from our Co-Directors?

Studio visits take place after 3pm on Fridays and typically last an hour.

To book, please email studiovisit@aceart.org with two preferable dates (at least 2 weeks in advance), your studio address, and a contact phone number.

Welcome Courtney Thompson

new Gallery Assistant

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Courtney R. Thompson repatriated to Winnipeg in 2012 via Chicago after she completed her MA from the Art History, Theory & Criticism program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, winning the sole Fellowship for her department. She has previously worked for The Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Gallery of Calgary and The New Gallery (Calgary, Alberta) and is currently a board member for send + receive: a festival of sound. She regularly contributes art criticism and artist interviews to ArtSlant and Art in Print and has presented papers at symposia across North America. Her research addresses spatial practices and slippages between art, architecture and the visual culture of dwelling. She was born in Winnipeg and despite her nineteen-year absence the winters are exactly as she remembers them.