Issue #19 |

It Could Be You!

by Eileen Coristine

Providing that it has never happened to you before, you could be the cover artist on the 10th Anniversary Issue of Art of the Peace magazine next spring.

Imagine the thrill:  Seeing your face and work on the cover of the magazine that showcases the best art in the Peace Region. Art of the Peace has a circulation of 1500 readers and is distributed throughout the Peace area and to galleries province wide.

There are many worthy and deserving artists in our region. Twice a year the Art of the Peace editorial committee meets to choose the artist for the cover of the next magazine. For our celebratory 10th Anniversary issue we’ve decided to leave that choice to a panel of experts. Three former cover artists will jury the Spring 2013 cover artist. The winning artist will be announced at the 10th Anniversary exhibition on April 11, 2013 at the Kin Gallery in Centre 2000, Grande Prairie.  The magazine will feature a four-page article dedicated to the chosen artist’s life and art – it could be yours!

Submissions are due by January 31, 2013, view the details for entering here.  There will be a selection of the winning artists work plus all submissions will be considered for exhibition in the Art of the Peace 10th Anniversary Exhibition.

Becoming a member of Art of the Peace is easy and includes many benefits. Find out more about membership or call Art of the Peace president Jim Stokes at 780 532 2573 for details.

If you are an art lover please tell your friends about this opportunity to grace the cover of our next magazine. If you are an artist, we hope you’ll join us in our quest to bring the best Peace Region art to our readers.


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[caption id="attachment_1928" align="alignright" width="332"]http://www.artofthepeace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Huntress.jpg" alt="" width="332" height="499" /> The Huntress; Rebecca Pratt of Eccentric Embellishments, 1st Place Winner at the Wearable Arts Show at the Centre for Creative Arts, Grande Prairie. Models: Heather Boos and Candice McMillan. Photo by Prairie Ranger Photography[/caption]

Five Years Old and Growing up

by Eileen Coristine During the last weekend of September Peace Country residents had more opportunities than ever to explore and expand regional art.From the much-anticipated opening of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie to the streets of Alberta’s Cultureville (also know as Peace River) regional artists and performers presented a dazzling array of painting, dancing and partying.Town of Peace River residents won the honour of being designated as the cultural capital of the province in the fall of 2011. They chose to use Culture Days to celebrate their achievement by holding dance lessons on Main Street, an exhibition at the library and a concert in the evening. Their neighbor to the north, Manning, held a Night of the Arts to showcase regional artists and musicians.Just down the highway at Fairview, the Fairview Fine Arts Centre was the host of free art lessons and demonstrations of quilting, weaving and tai chi. As in most communities, the Alberta Culture Days events were free of charge and family oriented.A small but dedicated group of Sexsmith and area artists held an art and craft market at the Sexsmith Community Centre on Saturday, September 29. Their plan is to grow their group and hold monthly markets at Sexsmith throughout the winter. An Evening with the Artist is a special one-on-one experience that the group is  planning to offer soon.[caption id="attachment_1930" align="alignleft" width="242"]http://www.artofthepeace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Huntress.jpg" alt="" width="242" height="181" /> Family Art Festival at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie[/caption]Art of the Peace kicked off the Grande Prairie celebrations with a coffee party at the Montrose Cultural Centre and the launch of the Art of the Peace Cover Artist Competition. Spring 2013 will mark the tenth anniversary of Art of the Peace Magazine and to celebrate regional artists are asked to submit applications to be the featured artist of this landmark issue.[caption id="attachment_1932" align="alignright" width="234"]http://www.artofthepeace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Huntress.jpg" alt="" width="234" height="196" /> Graffiti art created by Scott Kyca in Peace River[/caption]The Centre for Creative Arts in Grande Prairie offered a whole slate of visual art events over the Culture Days weekend. The Third Annual Wearable Art Show once again dazzled with two shows. Five Alarm Photography Competition and Exhibition, described as a friendly competition between five Grande Prairie photographers included shots by Al Gervais, Chris Beauchamp, Chris Fox, Doreen Altman and Nicky Heminson.[caption id="attachment_1934" align="alignleft" width="243"]http://www.artofthepeace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Huntress.jpg" alt="" width="243" height="173" /> Cole Pardy at Fairview Fine Arts Centre. Photo by Chris Eakin for Fairview Post[/caption]At the  Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Alberta Culture Days provided a perfect opportunity to invite visitors to  get to know the newly restored, seven-gallery facility. The festivities began with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Block Party on September 29 and continued the next day with a Family Festival including guided tours of the galleries, four new exhibits and family activities for all ages.Alberta Culture Days is an annual province-wide celebration and is part of national Culture Days, a pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
6 years ago

[caption id="attachment_1928" align="alignright" width="332"]http://www.artofthepeace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Huntress.jpg" alt="" width="332" height="499" /> The Huntress; Rebecca Pratt of Eccentric Embellishments, 1st Place Winner at the Wearable Arts Show at the Centre for Creative Arts, Grande Prairie. Models: Heather Boos and Candice McMillan. Photo by Prairie Ranger Photography[/caption]

Five Years Old and Growing up

by Eileen Coristine During the last weekend of September Peace Country residents had more opportunities than ever to explore and expand regional art.From the much-anticipated opening of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie to the streets of Alberta’s Cultureville (also know as Peace River) regional artists and performers presented a dazzling array of painting, dancing and partying.Town of Peace River residents won the honour of being designated as the cultural capital of the province in the fall of 2011. They chose to use Culture Days to celebrate their achievement by holding dance lessons on Main Street, an exhibition at the library and a concert in the evening. Their neighbor to the north, Manning, held a Night of the Arts to showcase regional artists and musicians.Just down the highway at Fairview, the Fairview Fine Arts Centre was the host of free art lessons and demonstrations of quilting, weaving and tai chi. As in most communities, the Alberta Culture Days events were free of charge and family oriented.A small but dedicated group of Sexsmith and area artists held an art and craft market at the Sexsmith Community Centre on Saturday, September 29. Their plan is to grow their group and hold monthly markets at Sexsmith throughout the winter. An Evening with the Artist is a special one-on-one experience that the group is  planning to offer soon.[caption id="attachment_1930" align="alignleft" width="242"]http://www.artofthepeace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Huntress.jpg" alt="" width="242" height="181" /> Family Art Festival at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie[/caption]Art of the Peace kicked off the Grande Prairie celebrations with a coffee party at the Montrose Cultural Centre and the launch of the Art of the Peace Cover Artist Competition. Spring 2013 will mark the tenth anniversary of Art of the Peace Magazine and to celebrate regional artists are asked to submit applications to be the featured artist of this landmark issue.[caption id="attachment_1932" align="alignright" width="234"]http://www.artofthepeace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Huntress.jpg" alt="" width="234" height="196" /> Graffiti art created by Scott Kyca in Peace River[/caption]The Centre for Creative Arts in Grande Prairie offered a whole slate of visual art events over the Culture Days weekend. The Third Annual Wearable Art Show once again dazzled with two shows. Five Alarm Photography Competition and Exhibition, described as a friendly competition between five Grande Prairie photographers included shots by Al Gervais, Chris Beauchamp, Chris Fox, Doreen Altman and Nicky Heminson.[caption id="attachment_1934" align="alignleft" width="243"]http://www.artofthepeace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Huntress.jpg" alt="" width="243" height="173" /> Cole Pardy at Fairview Fine Arts Centre. Photo by Chris Eakin for Fairview Post[/caption]At the  Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Alberta Culture Days provided a perfect opportunity to invite visitors to  get to know the newly restored, seven-gallery facility. The festivities began with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Block Party on September 29 and continued the next day with a Family Festival including guided tours of the galleries, four new exhibits and family activities for all ages.Alberta Culture Days is an annual province-wide celebration and is part of national Culture Days, a pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
6 years ago

[caption id="attachment_1928" align="alignright" width="332"]http://www.artofthepeace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Huntress.jpg" alt="" width="332" height="499" /> The Huntress; Rebecca Pratt of Eccentric Embellishments, 1st Place Winner at the Wearable Arts Show at the Centre for Creative Arts, Grande Prairie. Models: Heather Boos and Candice McMillan. Photo by Prairie Ranger Photography[/caption]

Five Years Old and Growing up

by Eileen Coristine During the last weekend of September Peace Country residents had more opportunities than ever to explore and expand regional art.From the much-anticipated opening of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie to the streets of Alberta’s Cultureville (also know as Peace River) regional artists and performers presented a dazzling array of painting, dancing and partying.Town of Peace River residents won the honour of being designated as the cultural capital of the province in the fall of 2011. They chose to use Culture Days to celebrate their achievement by holding dance lessons on Main Street, an exhibition at the library and a concert in the evening. Their neighbor to the north, Manning, held a Night of the Arts to showcase regional artists and musicians.Just down the highway at Fairview, the Fairview Fine Arts Centre was the host of free art lessons and demonstrations of quilting, weaving and tai chi. As in most communities, the Alberta Culture Days events were free of charge and family oriented.A small but dedicated group of Sexsmith and area artists held an art and craft market at the Sexsmith Community Centre on Saturday, September 29. Their plan is to grow their group and hold monthly markets at Sexsmith throughout the winter. An Evening with the Artist is a special one-on-one experience that the group is  planning to offer soon.[caption id="attachment_1930" align="alignleft" width="242"]http://www.artofthepeace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Huntress.jpg" alt="" width="242" height="181" /> Family Art Festival at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie[/caption]Art of the Peace kicked off the Grande Prairie celebrations with a coffee party at the Montrose Cultural Centre and the launch of the Art of the Peace Cover Artist Competition. Spring 2013 will mark the tenth anniversary of Art of the Peace Magazine and to celebrate regional artists are asked to submit applications to be the featured artist of this landmark issue.[caption id="attachment_1932" align="alignright" width="234"]http://www.artofthepeace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Huntress.jpg" alt="" width="234" height="196" /> Graffiti art created by Scott Kyca in Peace River[/caption]The Centre for Creative Arts in Grande Prairie offered a whole slate of visual art events over the Culture Days weekend. The Third Annual Wearable Art Show once again dazzled with two shows. Five Alarm Photography Competition and Exhibition, described as a friendly competition between five Grande Prairie photographers included shots by Al Gervais, Chris Beauchamp, Chris Fox, Doreen Altman and Nicky Heminson.[caption id="attachment_1934" align="alignleft" width="243"]http://www.artofthepeace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Huntress.jpg" alt="" width="243" height="173" /> Cole Pardy at Fairview Fine Arts Centre. Photo by Chris Eakin for Fairview Post[/caption]At the  Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Alberta Culture Days provided a perfect opportunity to invite visitors to  get to know the newly restored, seven-gallery facility. The festivities began with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Block Party on September 29 and continued the next day with a Family Festival including guided tours of the galleries, four new exhibits and family activities for all ages.Alberta Culture Days is an annual province-wide celebration and is part of national Culture Days, a pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
6 years ago