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.
Art of Craft Exhibition
The Art of Craft Exhibition November 3-14, 2020
Craft has been defined as the decorative arts that relate to functional objects that are used in daily life. These objects require a variety of historical skills and techniques to produce and are often underrepresented in the broader arts community. This exhibition offers an exclusive forum for the local craft persons/artisans working with wood, pottery, glass, textiles, metal, mixed media and jewelry to display their skills, explore their personal aesthetics and to share with the broader community their most expressive work. This exhibition, highlighting craft, provides an opportunity for the viewing public to contemplate the role of artisanal craft as a reflection of culture in our day to day life.
The goal of this project is to:
- Celebrate the crafts people in our community
- Validate craft as an art form
- Provide exposure and access to traditional crafts to people in our community
- Provide an opportunity for craftspeople/artisans to share their work with the community
By providing an exhibition celebrating craft, we hope to draw out of the arts community those who sit back and are creative in the more traditional crafts but may never think of their work being celebrated in an exhibition.
Submission criteria for the Art of Craft Visual Art Exhibition are open to these mediums:
- Pottery & Ceramics
- Mixed Media
The submitted works must be an original design. No kits or patterns qualify. Artists/Artisans may submit a maximum of two (2) submissions each. There is a fee of $10 per submission. This fee helps balance the costs of hosting this exhibition.
Submission information will include the title, materials, medium category, and an artist statement of a minimum of 120 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 must have proper hardware with hanging wire attached. We ask for one digital photo with the submission form to help us ensure any inappropriate content and that submissions fit within the medium categories.
Artists/artisans are responsible for transportation of works and carry their own insurance. RCAC is not liable for damages.
Submissions are due October 26, 2020
Intake of work is Sunday November 1, 2020 between 1pm and 5pm at the Rossland Art Gallery (2004 Columbia Avenue).
The online submission form will open October 1.