Call to Artists for ArtRave 2014

We are encouraging all artists to step up to the challenge and contribute to a wonderful show.  July 26 – Aug 4

Alberni Art Rave is again presenting an opportunity for Vancouver Island and coastal BC artists to showcase their work. This year’s 11 day show is again to be held in Alberni’s historic Train Station near the Harbour. The show will launch with a Reception on Aug. 1st. The evening will be open to artists, sponsors, dignitaries and the public who purchase tickets. The event is catered with an open bar and musicians on site to set the mood. Last year’s event was very successful and a sold out event so be sure and purchase your tickets early. The cost is $25 and tickets are available from both locations of Jenny’s Fine Foods, Kingsway & Argyle & the Tourist Information Centre and from Swale Rock Restaurant, Argyle Avenue.

Artists interested in participating please review the information below for important dates and other details.
All work/projects should be for sale (Art Rave commission 20%), there are no size restrictions and projects in any medium will be considered.

Call to artists and challenge.

This year’s show revolves around Henry David Thoreau’s quotation “What would human life be without forests, those natural cities” We intend that Thoreau’s quotation will be a unifying theme for the show. We hope for thought provoking, well made art and a show that has a voice of its own.
The process
Artists are asked to consider the above statement and design a project/ art piece that depicts their creative reaction to the quote.
Your submission to the jury should contain a brief written description (up to 200 words) of your idea and what your final artwork might consist of, along with recent examples of your work. (A web page or at least 5 photos). Your acceptance will be based upon the above requirements.
Selection and key dates
We need to receive your proposal before mid day May 31st, 2014, at or at 5115 Gordon Ave, Port Alberni BC V9Y 6T5, so selection can be decided over the next 4 days, in order that selected artists have time to complete the chosen project by delivery date. Selection will be based upon how you have embraced the quotation and how you intend to implement the idea in an artwork. We will send out successful Artist notifications on 2nd May by email or Canada Post if submission was mailed to us.
Important dates: Finished works will need to be delivered to Port Alberni on July 23 and unsold pieces picked up in Port Alberni on August 5.

The jurors
A panel of 3 will be formed.

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