As of January 15th the Aurora Arts Society will be operating the Gallery on 47th in downtown Yellowknife. We are really excited about the potential we have to showcase the work of artists from the Northwest Territories and Canada.
We will be hosting two types of exhibitions at the gallery; commercial exhibitions where an artist will sell their work to the public and a series of juried exhibitions where the Aurora Arts Society will pay artists a fee to show works of social commentary or more experimental shows. We hope to attract artists from across the country in order to expose local artists to fine art culture from across Canada in order to better understand the contemporary issues in the national art world.
Applications for both the juried and commercial shows will be available on the documents page by February 15th.
Artist Demos for the 2014 season are open for participation.
The next Artist demonstrations will take place at the Museum on Saturday, January 18th.
You must be an Aurora Arts Society member to participate, but if you are not, don’t worry – it is easy to join! You will be demonstrating your art and are encouraged to bring samples with you. If you can bring something that the public can experiment, please do so.Coffee and snacks are provided and there is a $150 honorarium for participating.
Time: Noon-4:00pm (Please arrive by by 11:30 to help set-up)
Location : The Museum Café
Upcoming dates are:
- March 15
- April 19
- May 17
- June 21
Choice is first come, first serve.
To participate contact Cathie Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 873-6902 (evenings)
with the following information:
*Type of art you will demonstrate:*
*Your telephone number(s):*
*Your email address:*
If you need to register as an Aurora Arts Society member, you can download a membership form here.
The Aurora Arts Society is undergoing some changes. We are hoping to provide more and more great opportunities for artists both in Yellowknife and across the territory. We have updated our website and will be working on creating a visual identity so you will always recognize news and events from the AAS.
Have a look around and check it out. There’s not much to see right now but more and more opportunities will be coming your way shortly. Arts week is coming up and the schedule will be posted on our new calendar. The calendar will also keep you up to date on opportunities, events, exhibits and funding deadlines so make sure to check back often!
If you are interested in becoming a member come out to one of our events. Soon you will be able to manage your membership online and access all the terrific resources we will be building into the site. We have a ton of great ideas to roll out but we need your help! If you have can spare a couple of hours a week or a month and are interested in volunteering, please email email@example.com.
See you all in September!