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  • Open Art Ouverte - Montreal Art Centre

    Location: Montreal, QC

    Glenna Tissenbaum will be exhibiting a selection of her paintings at the group..
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  • Awakening Our Creative Spirit

    Location: Scarborough, ON

    June 16 - 21, Reception: June 16, 1 4 pm: Cedar Ridge Creative..
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  • Scarborough Transformations

    Location: Scarborough, ON

    Closing reception: Our fifth interactive gallery show, SCARBOROUGH TRANSFORMATIONS, is an open creation,..
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  • FRESH! 2018 “ORDER AND CHAOS: THE WORLD OF THE ENLIGHTNED”19TH JULY – 11TH AUGUST

    Location: New York, NY

    Artists Open Call. This years FRESH! Summer show, invites artist working to explore..
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  • Impact 2018: NPCC's Annual Juried Exhibition

    Location: Mississauga, ON

    Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC) invites emerging and established artists to participate in..
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  • Zoominescence 2018

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over..
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  • Clay Instructor for Birthday Parties

    Location: Port Moody, BC

    The Clay Birthday Instructor will be responsible for the preparation, delivery and clean-up..
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  • 2nd International Photography Competition

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for its 2nd International Photography competition. For this open..
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  • Whitby Art Show

    Location: Whitby, ON

    ABOUT Whitby Ribfest welcomes over 50,000 guests each year who enjoy a fantastic..
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  • Call for Artists for Downtown Saskatoon's 2ND Ave Sidewalk Sale

    Location: Saskatoon, SK

    2ND AVE Sidewalk Sale is having a revamp - FESTIVAL STYLE! We're looking to..
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  • Abstract Art in the Community

    Location: Burnaby, BC

    Long time Burnaby resident Dorothy Doherty (nee Pakirnus) exhibits abstract art in the..
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  • AIR

    Location: Calgary, AB

    AIR When: June 2 - 28, 2018 Where: Calgary Central Public Library Main Floor Gallery 616 Macleod Trail..
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  • Best of East Central Alberta

    Location: Calgary, AB

    Best of East Central Alberta Sat. June 2 - Sat. June 30, 2018 Western GM Gallery Badlands..
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  • Art in the Garden 2018

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    With the warm spring sun, the longest running North Shore garden tour is..
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  • “Youth” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent - Deadline June 30, 2018

    Location: Toronto, ON

    | Theme: Youth is literally defined as the period between childhood and adulthood...
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  • Latin American Art Exhibition - Call for Artists

    Location: Calgary, AB

    Casa Mexico Foundation – Tu Espacio is inviting emerging and professional artists to..
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  • Essence Art Exhibition

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    Essence provides a creative dimension to the multifaceted character and spirit of women..
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  • Artist Call: 2019 B ranscombe House Artist Residency (11 month, live-in)

    Location: Richmond, BC

    Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence Program 11-month Live-in residency in Richmond, BC, Canada Deadline: June 15,..
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  • Art-O-Rama

    Location: Calgary, AB

    The Calgary chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists is hosting a juried..
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  • Beacon Original Art

    Location: Calgary, AB

    We invite emerging, mid-career and professional artists to participate at our juried Annual..
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  • New Paintings by Sandra Hawkins

    Location: Ottawa, ON

    Award winning artist, Sandra Hawkins, has just returned from her exhibition in New..
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  • FRESH! 2018

    Location: New York, NY

    FRESH! 2018 ..
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  • Youth Poets' National Tour FUNDRAISING Show!

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    We're so lucky! So far, we have officially been booked in several cities..
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  • Between Three Wheels Comedy/Poetry Show MAY Edition

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Three National Poetry Slam Champions reunite for another live episode of Between Three..
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  • Call for Artists - 3rd Annual Cityscapes Art Competition

    Location: Palm Springs/Online, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for its 3rd Annual Cityscapes online juried art exhibition..
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  • DUC National Art Portfolio - Call to Artists

    Location: Bracebridge, ON

    For more than 30 years, through our portfolio, Ducks Unlimited Canada built relationships..
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  • Open Call: Painting on the Edge

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Painting on the Edge 2018 Painting on the Edge is an annual international competition..
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  • Portrait Commission

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    Artist Accept Portrait Commissions!..
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  • Hot Mess- Madeleine Mayo

    Location: Calgary, AB

    In the confusion and the disrepair there continues to be an undeniable attraction,..
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  • Mid-Main Art Fair

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    8th Annual MID MAIN ART FAIR This popular event will take place this..
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  • Mid-Main Art Fair

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    This popular event will take place this year on Sunday, June 10, 11-..
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  • Call for Artists - Uxbridge Art on the Fringe

    Location: Uxbridge, ON

    September 15-16, 2018 A venue for emerging and established artists to display their work..
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  • Time Warp | Dan Hudson

    Location: Okotoks, AB

    Dan Hudson's work traverses scientific research, documentary practices, personal journal, and art. He..
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  • 50th Open International Juried Exhibition

    Location: Toronto, ON

    50th International Open Juried Exhibition at the Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Museum, Toronto,..
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  • NOCTURN Call for Submissions

    Location: Calgary, AB

    Call for Submission “Nocturn” PROSPECTUS The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists..
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  • Call for Submissions: Eco Art Exhibition

    Location: Toronto, ON

    THE ECO ART Exhibition June 21- July 1 is looking for art submissions..
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Art Vancouver, Hurry Deadline Approaching!

By January 29, 2018

4th Annual Art Vancouver Art Fair for Artists in Canada

In 2015 Artists in Canada decided to get out from behind the computer and cyberspace of the Internet and reach out to the serious emerging artist. It's not everyone that can stand the profession of an independent artist. Some days you feel like your feet never touch the ground and then there are days you wish you had a day job. There isn't much coasting time as an artist. You tend to work from grants and funding contracts, residencies, workshops, studio sales, commissions and if you are lucky you are part of an art gallery or galleries that promote and sell your art. These are rare occurances early in a career – as galleries do more sales on line these days – you can't just waltz into a gallery with your portfolio. Many galleries have reduced hours for public viewing of commercial shows, with art being presold online. This leaves bricks and mortar art galleries questioning why they have a building at all. When I travel to different cities, it personally frustrates me that galleries are quite often closed more than they are open. Not the same experience looking at art online.

If you are under 30 you better get your art life together, because by the time you are 40 you won't qualify for most grants and funding. Even the Sobey Art Awards, now $100,000 for the top prize, is for 40 and under. You need to make your mark early in your career, not so good for late starters or those who wait till they finish a career with a pension, then strike out as a full time artist. That doesn't mean you won't make it, but galleries take a hard look at you and your work before picking you up. Do they want to invest a lot of time in someone that will have a relative short career?

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Book your booth today!

If you are in Vancouver between April 19–23 make sure you stop in at Art Vancouver. If you are able to purchase a booth space, even share a space with a fellow artist, do it. As an artist you will need to invest in these types of opportunities to connect to the right people and galleries.

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As an emerging artist you will live from contract to contract or the odd commission, so remember to charge enough to sustain yourself. Art materials, food, overhead, travel, health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, savings and a pension. Consider all these costs into doing those projects. Yes, you can have a Pension Plan as an independent artist. It all sounds a bit over whelming as you just want to make a living. You need to think differently if you are going to survive as an artist.

See PENSION PLAN DETAILS.

This week my HOROSCOPE read:

Talent creates opportunity. Opportunity creates talent. Neither are crutial to success. DESIRE IS THE MAGIC. Desire will bring you everything you need: talent, opportunity and the work ethic to keep going until you get there.

It's a bit like a fortune cookie wisdom, but has some merit. Work smarter, not harder and join Artists in Canada, the best deal for Canadian artists. Listing is free, membership is inexpensive.

I will talk more about this at Art Vancouver, drop by our booth and say hi.

Paul Constable, Director