The Visual Arts committee, composed of volunteers, works to provide an opportunity for all levels of artists and artisans, ranging from hobby or emerging artists to professionals to come together in the community to exhibit their work. By offering exhibitions that celebrate all facets of creativity, including craft, wearable art and more traditional art forms, we hope to inspire our community to push their creative boundaries. Exhibitions introduce artist and craft persons to the broader community that can encourage financial support through the purchasing of an art piece or functional craft piece as well as introducing the community to traditional crafts and various art forms that may or may not be in danger of dying out.

To support the efforts of providing exhibitions, in 2019 the RCAC installed an art hanging system in the Miners Hall Lily May Room. These exhibitions provide the opportunity for locals and tourists alike to interact with local art, but will also increase the opportunity for artists to exhibit their work and raise their profile in the community.  By supporting artists we are supporting the economy and vibrancy of Rossland.

We are thrilled to have four Adirondack chairs hanging out in our beautiful downtown! Thanks to the following artists for creating these pieces:

  • Julie MacDermott
  • Lauren Mask
  • Heather Good
  • Erin Shuttleworth

These chairs will be up for auction during Rossland's BC Culture Days event at the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre on September 25 and 26, 2021.

Check out our online galleries!

Art of Craft

November 2020

Emerging From Adversity - Art Is In Our Nature

The Arts have been particularly adversely affected by the world-wide pandemic. The chosen theme for this exhibition, “Emerging from Adversity - Art Is In Our Nature”, provides an opportunity for our local community of artists/artisans to create and exhibit works that express their experiences overcoming the disruptions and adversity of COVID while celebrating our communities unique artistic nature. This exhibition is an opportunity to share inspiration and newly formed ideas resulting from the experience of required isolation imposed on us by the pandemic. The exhibition is open to all mediums, encouraging a wide range of diverse expressions of “Emerging from Adversity - Art Is In Our Nature”. 

The Rossland Arts Centre Society is calling for submissions of artworks to be printed on our brand merchandise; totes, hats, and stickers. Six artists from the exhibition will be selected by a jury to have their work printed onto Rossland Arts Centre merchandise. The artists chosen will have their work included in the exhibition and will also be paid licensing fees (as established by CARFAC) to license the use of an image of their artwork on merchandise. These products will be sold to raise funds for the creation of the Rossland Arts Centre.

Mandatory Submission Criteria:

The Emerging From Adversity - Art Is In Our Nature Gallery Exhibition is open to all mediums ages 12+.

Submission information will include the title, materials, medium, and an artist statement of a minimum of 120 words to a maximum 250 words. For information on how to write an artist statement please go to: https://www.agora-gallery.com/advice/blog/2016/07/23/how-to-write-artist-statement/ 

Submissions must be ready to display with installation instructions if necessary. For any items that require to be hung on the wall, they must have proper hardware with hanging wire attached. We ask for one digital photo with the submission form to help with adjudication and for promotion and publicity.

Artists/artisans are responsible for insurance and transportation of works. RCAC is not liable for damages. 

All submissions will be reviewed for inappropriate content.

 

Important Dates:

Submission of completed entry form and photos are due October 22, 2021

Intake of work is October 28, 2021 between 1pm and 4pm in the Lily May Room.

Show will open on October 29, 2021 and run until November 6, 2021.

 

This is a juried exhibition with prizes awarded for 1st & 2nd place. Applicants may choose to also submit their work to Rossland Arts Centre Society for consideration to have their work licensed to be printed on merchandise for sale to raise funds for the Rossland Arts Centre.

Questions? Please contact visualarts.rcac@gmail.com

 

If google forms do not work for you please fill in and send us this hard-copy submission form.

Art of Adornment Wearable Art Show

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Submission Criteria and Information can be found here.

Questions? Please contact visualarts.rcac@gmail.com

 

If google forms do not work for you please fill in and send us this hard-copy submission form.