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Call for Submissions – Gushul Studio & Collaboration Project 2014

Gushul Studio & Collaboration Project 2014

DEADLINE EXTENDED – July 15, 2013

Trap\door is announcing the eight annual Gushul Studio Residency and Collaboration Project. We seek proposals from emerging visual artists working in any media.

The residency seeks to combine the skills, knowledge, histories and varied approaches of two emerging visual artists. At least one artist will be chosen from within Alberta. The other artist will be chosen from outside Alberta.

Artists will be chosen based on the strength and merit of their ongoing production as well as their collaborative abilities. Artists can apply individually and be paired with another artist or they may apply as a team. The two will do a residency together at the University of Lethbridge’s Gushul Studio. One goal of Trap\door artist-run centre is to help visual artists develop their practice by providing opportunities for creative research and exploration. We see the promotion of emerging artists as a vital role for our organization and an important contribution to the cultural richness of our community.

The Gushul is located in the scenic Crowsnest Pass in the town of Blairmore, Alberta. Trap\door chose the Gushul as the location for this residency because it is designed to accommodate two working artists and has been successfully utilized for two decades by professional artists and writers from across Canada, the United States, and Europe. It is an exceptional space which meets the requirements of the project and has the added extra incentive of allowing artists-in-residence to interact with and contribute to the vitality of the Crowsnest Pass community. Trap\door has scheduled the Gushul Studio for July, 2014.

Trap\door will arrange and advertise an open house during which members of the community can visit the artists in residence. In addition, we will publish a full-colour brochure featuring written and visual documentation of the project.

Trap\door believes strongly in providing adequate funding for participants. We will cover the rental costs of the Gushul studio and writer’s cottage as well as provide a living stipend and a $750 artist’s fee for each artist.

To apply, please submit the following:

- CV (max 2 pages)

- Artist Statement (please limit to 250 words)

- Statement of Intent (500 words max.)

- Up to 15 images (digital images, and/ or VHS or DVD documentation. max. 5 minutes duration)

- Image list (artist’s name, title, date, medium, size)

For artists applying as a collaborative team, please include a maximum of 20 images (combined) and/or VHS or DVD documentation (max. 5 minutes), and ONE statement of intent along with a CV and an artist statement for each applicant. Please note that in the case of artist collaborators, one of the artists must be a current resident of Alberta.

 

* Please note our change of mailing address as of May 13, 2013.

 

Annual Call for Submissions 2013

Trap\door Artist Run Centre

230 – 8 Street South

Lethbridge, AB, T1J 5H2

 

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2013 (Applications must be received, not postmarked by this date.)

For additional information, or to make inquiries, please contact us: [email protected]

For more information on the Gushul Studio facilities, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/finearts/departments/art/gushul-residency-programs

LOOK THERE LISTEN HERE

Look There Listen Here

TRAP\DOOR ARTIST RUN CENTRE PRESENTS

Mark Clintberg: Look There Listen Here

March 22nd - May 3rd, 2013

 

Walking Tour: Friday, March 22nd / 5:30pm / Meet @ 1020 – 7th Ave S

Opening Reception, Beverages & Celebrations to follow: 6:00pm / The Owl / 411 – 3rd Ave S

Artist Talk: Art NOW / Wednesday, March 20th / 12:00pm / Recital Hall / University of Lethbridge

Follow Online: http://looktherelistenhere.tumblr.com/

 

Outdoor signs: The Point (Lethbridge Red Light Desitrict)

Domestic windows: 303 5 St. S., 704 13 St. S., 1020 7 Ave. S., 710 11 Ave. S., 411 9 Ave. S., 320 7A Ave. S.

 

Trap\door is pleased to present Mark Clintberg: Look There Listen Here, a series of text-based works that use public architecture and public space as a performative arena for disclosing private emotions. Located throughout the city of Lethbridge, the work engages both domestic and outdoor environments.

“With this piece I want to examine how private needs and engagements deserve demonstration in public space, and also how public space might invade the private sphere in a meaningful way. The clear divide between desire and disinterest that my work lays out underscores the sort of ambivalence that I feel, and that I believe other people feel, when mapping out relationships and expectations for what humans might accomplish together.” - Mark Clintberg

Mark Clintberg is an artist and art historian based in Montreal, Quebec. He has shown his work in institutions across Canada and in the United States. Recent exhibitions including his work have been held at the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Habourfront Centre, Centre des arts actuels Skol, AXENÉO7, and the Illingworth Kerr Gallery. Currently he maintains a studio practice in Montreal, where he is also a Ph.D. Candidate and part time faculty member in the Department of Art History at Concordia University. He earned his M.A. at Concordia University (2008), and his B.F.A. from the Alberta College of Art & Design, completing a portion of his studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (2001). Publications of his writing can be found in the periodicals The Senses & Society, C Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Fillip Review, Canadian Art, Border Crossings, BlackFlash, Arte al Dia International and Photofile.

 

Trap\door acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Trap\door remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil  a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays. 

 

Image credit: Mark Clintberg, courtesy of the artist.

Mark Clintberg: Look There Listen Here

http://looktherelistenhere.tumblr.com/

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Annual General Meeting

This year our Annual General Meeting will be held at Two Guy’s and a Pizza Place. Anyone who is interested in Trap\door Artist Run Centre, members and non-members, is encouraged to attend on Sunday, March 24 at 6:00pm.

Two Guy’s and a Pizza Place: 316-11 Street South, Lethbridge

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Call for Submissions 2013

Deadline: August 15, 2013

Trap\door Artist Run Centre welcomes proposals from artists and artist collectives.

Trap\door Artist Run Centre is a community supported, not-for-profit artist-run platform for contemporary art. We encourage untested and emerging art practices and support artists at an early stage of their careers. Trap\door Artist Run Centre does not operate from a fixed location and has no permanent exhibition space. Exhibitions or other forms of presentation are developed in consultation with artists and are based on project requirements. Trap\door pays artist’s fees, and dedicates funds to project expenses, and to the direct costs of providing public access to contemporary art.

Trap\door can organize space for exhibitions or support and help situate practices that operate outside the white cube.

Projects will be scheduled during the month of March 2014.

Please include the following with your application:

- Project description

- Artist statement

- Curriculum vitae

- Detailed description of any technical requirements

- Budget (production, if applicable)

- Documentation: 10-20 digital image files (JPG’s, 1024 x 768 ppi); audio / video documentation on DVD (10 minutes, maximum). All documentation must be Mac + PC compatible.

- Notes on documentation including title, media, dimensions of work and year of production.

- A SASE for the return of your support material (optional)

 

With the exception of CD’s and DVD’s, support materials must be printed.

Applications must be received (not postmarked) by the deadline.

All applicants will be notified of the results by the end of September 2013.

 

* Please note our change of mailing address as of May 13, 2013.

 

Before May 10th send submissions to:

Annual Call for Submissions 2013

Trap\door Artist Run Centre

c/o 811 5 Avenue South

Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2

 

From May 13 send submissions to:

Annual Call for Submissions 2013

Trap\door Artist Run Centre

230 – 8 Street South

Lethbridge, AB, T1J 5H2

 

For additional information, or to make inquiries, please contact us: [email protected]

3x8x10 Viewings – November 26th-30th – SAAG

Hello

This is just a reminder that you will have chance to view the 3x8x10 raffle works available at SAAG
from November 26th thru to the 30th.
Make sure to come early to see if anything catches your eye.

The pieces will soon be available for viewing on our facebook event page.

Tickets are still available!

 

 

 

If you are interested in more news, make sure to follow us on facebook .

3x8x10 Contemporary Art Raffle

Please join us for our annual fundraiser this November 30, 2012. Tickets are $35, or 3 for $90.
Every ticket is a winner!

The way it works…

Purchase a ticket through one of our board members via email to [email protected]
Every ticket will guarantee you a single work. Each ticket is numbered.
During the raffle, numbers will be drawn at random.
When your number is picked you will select a work of art to take home.
The works available have been selected from local, national, and international.
Multiple tickets can be purchased.
Make sure to come early and scope out the works that catch your eye!

The works will be ready for your viewing pleasure at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery from November 26-30.

Annual General Call for Submissions – 2012

Annual Call for Submissions- May 5, 2012
The deadline for Trap\door’s annual call for submissions is fast approaching!
Submissions must include:
* a curriculum vitae
* an artist’s statement
* 10-15 digital images with an accompanying list identifying each work
* and/or VHS or DVD documentation (maximum 5 minutes)
* a project description including any special technical and/or
spatial requirements

Send your submission to:
Trap\door Artist Run Centre
Annual Submission
c/o 811 5 Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2
Deadline: May 5, 2012 (applications must be received, not postmarked,
by this date).
If you have any questions please contact us. [email protected]

Call for submissions – Gushul Studio Residency – July, 2012

Trap\door Artist-Run Centre Call for Submissions – Gushul Studio & Collaboration Project 2012

Information: http://www.uleth.ca/finearts/departments/art/gushul-residency-programs

DEADLINE EXTENDED – February 29, 2012

Trap\door is announcing the seventh annual Gushul Studio Residency and Collaboration Project. We seek proposals from emerging visual artists working in any media.

The residency seeks to combine the skills, knowledge, histories and varied approaches of two emerging visual artists. At least one artist will be chosen from within Alberta. The other artist will be chosen from outside Alberta.

Artists will be chosen based on the strength and merit of their ongoing production as well as their collaborative abilities. Artists can apply individually and be paired with another artist or they may apply as a team. The two will do a residency together at the University of Lethbridge’s Gushul Studio. One goal of Trap\door artist-run centre is to help visual artists develop their practice by providing opportunities for creative research and exploration. We see the promotion of emerging artists as a vital role for our organization and an important contribution to the cultural richness of our community.

The Gushul is located in the scenic Crowsnest Pass in the town of Blairmore, Alberta. Trap\door chose the Gushul as the location for this residency because it is designed to accommodate two working artists and has been successfully utilized for two decades by professional artists and writers from across Canada, the United States, and Europe. It is an exceptional space which meets the requirements of the project and has the added extra incentive of allowing artists-in-residence to interact with and contribute to the vitality of the Crowsnest Pass community. Trap\door has scheduled the Gushul Studio for July, 2012.

Trap\door will arrange and advertise an open house during which members of the community can visit the artists in residence. In addition, we will publish a full-colour brochure featuring written and visual documentation of the project.

Trap\door believes strongly in providing adequate funding for participants. We will cover the rental costs of the Gushul studio and writer’s cottage as well as provide a living stipend and a $750 artist’s fee for each artist.

To apply, please submit the following:

CV (max 2 pages)
Artist Statement (please limit to 250 words)
Statement of Intent (500 words max.)
Up to 15 images (digital images, and/ or VHS or DVD documentation. max. 5 minutes duration)
Image list (artist’s name, title, date, medium, size)

For artists applying as a collaborative team, please include a maximum of 20 images (combined) and/or VHS or DVD documentation (max. 5 minutes), and ONE statement of intent along with a CV and an artist statement for each applicant. Please note that in the case of artist collaborators, one of the artists must be a current resident of Alberta.

Please mail printed applications to:

Trap\door Artist Run Centre
c/o 811 5 Avenue South,
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0V2

Application Deadline: February 29th, 2012 (Applications must be received, not postmarked by this date.)
For more information on the Gushul Studio facilities, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/finearts/departments/art/gushul-residency-programs

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Fall/Winter Newsletter up in digital form!

Call for proposals. Winter fundraiser 2011! Deadline Extended to Dec. 9!

Online edition of summer 2011 trap\door newsletter

Marie-Lyne Quirion: Control/Loss of Self Image

Click here for the link to the exhibition/info!

Marie-Lyne Quirion portfolio page

Trap\door artist-run centre is pleased to be hosting this year’s annual exhibition from October 17, 2011 to October 24, 2011. It features the exhibition and participatory art-works of Montreal based artist Marie-Lyne Quirion.

As a large segment of her work will be based on interacting with the Lethbridge public, we hope we can reach as many people to interact and participate with this exhibition. We will be featuring planned times and locations to meet and engage with Marie-Lyne (information will be on the website). We will be hosting an event, where we hope most people can attend. It will occur at the NAAG (255 12 C St. N) on Thursday evening, October 20t, from 7pm-11pm. There is also an exhibition of printed works which will be at the Blueprint Gallery (519 4 Ave S), and an online element which will exhibit, but also provide information for people to know what to expect when choosing to participate in her works. The website is www.controlloss.ca .

Following is her artist statement:

The artistic genre that particularly interests me within the field of photography is portraiture. My work focuses on the relationship of self-representation and the dual challenge of, on one hand, self-image projection, and on the other, the resulting perception. In our post-modern society where relations to others through social networks such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are part of everyday life, we constantly define ourselves through image and self-image through excessive self-management. Challenging this idea of control is what interests me.

Because the model/viewer relationship occupies a crucial role in the decision-making process of how the model wants to be exposed and perceived through self-image, the status of this relationship plays a considerable role within the creative process of my work.

Most importantly, the photographic device acts as a social instrument. Within my work the camera creates an active dynamic between artist, model and viewer. Roles are not fixed, but fluid. The camera allows the freedom of active participation.

We at trap\door believe that her focus is an important one, it speaks of an issue that confronts a majority of people who have an online presence. It challenges us to think about how much control we really have with our self-image, online and in daily life. We are very excited to be hosting Marie-Lyne this week, and we hope you participate.

Information about the participatory works can be seen at this link: www.controlloss.ca We will also be posting information about planned events for you to attend, and other forms of information as well as the online exhibition side of things. The website will be updated as we go along. Keep checking back, as we will be updating it often.

Thank you, we hope to see you this week!

Yay! No longer a graveyard! New podcast about Arts Days in Lethbridge!

trap door podcast for sept 29 2011

We hope you enjoy the show, we’re glad there’s now a reason to come to the site, there will be plenty of news and upcoming events posted on the trap\door homepage from now on. It’s a fact and 17 Bernadettes agree.///

Gushul residency. Upcoming chances to see what’s been happening

Click here to see the ongoing blog from our two artists-in-residence.

For those that haven’t seen the blog that has been created by our Gushul artists, now is the best time to have a look back at their last 25 days. It’s been an awesome read, you can see the growth and development, as well as the ongoing spirit of collaboration these two have created. We at the trap\door couldn’t be more happy how this year’s residency has turned out.

A few of us were able to make it to the open house, and we couldn’t have asked for a better day. Strange how last year’s residency was in August, and the open house day was raining (snowing at the higher elevations); the end of September saw a temperature near 30 degrees above! During our visit, we were able to meet a few Crowsnest resident’s that dropped by, we have to thank Krisztina Wood from the CNP Art Gallery and Allied Arts Council for passing on the message to its member base, that was just great to see!

I’m really excited to see the unveiling of their finished piece, which will be from 7:30-10:00 pm on Thursday, September 29th at the Gushul Studio. They’ve worked really hard on this piece, and it will be amazing to see. For those that cannot make it to the Pass on Thursday, we are going to figure out a way of showing it during Arts Days at the Blueprint Gallery.

Anyway, it’s hard not to be totally stoked about how this residency worked out. We hope you can share in this either this Thursday or this weekend during Arts Days!

A Brand New Board!

March 10th saw a new board elected during the trap\door AGM. We are excited to welcome so many new faces, and having a total of 9 board members is wonderful as well. We invite everyone to contact and get to know the new board, and find out how to get involved in this wonderful organisation.

Board members:
Mike Maguire- president
Arianna Richardson- vice president
Sarah Christensen- secretary/treasurer
Len Komanac
David Smith
Petra Mala
Katherine Bourke
Nic de Cosson
Justin Oborne

One of the most exciting things going on this year is the start of committees to help with marketing, fundraising, membership and buttons. If you’ve always wanted to be involved, but not at a board level, this is a wonderful opportunity to use your skills and help trap\door with it’s various operations. Contact us to find out more!

Thank you and we look forward to bringing you an amazing year of amazing things from trap\door!
Sincerely,

Mike Maguire

Annual Call for Submissions- May 5, 2011

The deadline for Trap\door’s annual call for submissions is fast approaching!

Submissions must include:

* a curriculum vitae
* an artist’s statement
* 10-15 digital images with an accompanying list identifying each work
* and/or VHS or DVD documentation (maximum 5 minutes)
* a project description including any special technical and/or
spatial requirements

Send your submission to:
Trap\door Artist Run Centre
Annual Submission
c/o 811 5 Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0V2

Deadline: May 5, 2011 (applications must be received, not postmarked,
by this date).

If you have any questions please contact us. [email protected]

Trap\door Artist Run Centre Psychic Fair & Artist Side Show is back!

where: Bowman Art Centre, 811 5th Ave South, Lethbridge

when: Saturday, March 19, 6.30pm-9.30pm

how: tickets are $10 dollars; talk to a board member or email [email protected]

what: only the most AMAZING, WONDERMENT-MAKING spectacle of mystery and divination this side of the great beyond. EDUTAINING, INFOTAINING, and just plain ENTERTAINING, it will make you will laugh, cry, and creep you out many times over by the time the night is through.


Trap\door Artist Run Centre Call for Submissions

ASHLAND INSTITUTE FOR BUTTON TECHNOLOGY

deadline: September 1 & March 1

Trap\door Artist Run Centre is now accepting submissions for exhibitions in the Ashland Institute of Button Technology, a vending machine stocked with 1” artist-designed buttons and placed in various locations in downtown Lethbridge. Each exhibition in the Ashland Institute will run for at least one month, or until the majority of the buttons are sold.

Artists are asked to submit a minimum of 3 designs, colour or black and white, to Trap\door Artist Run Centre, either by post or by email. Please see our button template at www.trapdooorarc.com/buttontemplate.pdf for layout details.

Trap\door will produce 250 buttons in total, with 50 buttons going to the artist in lieu of an artist fee and 200 buttons placed in the vending machine for sale at $1 each. In the case of group shows, each artist will receive 10 buttons. Unsold buttons will go into Trap\door’s archive or be sold at a later date.

Established in 2005, the Ashland Institute has been a significant source of revenue for Trap\door, with all money raised going towards programming. Placed in coffee shops, pubs, and other public spaces, the Ashland Institute for Button Technology provides an ideal alternative venue for artists wishing to escape the museum and create collectible multiples.

Send submissions to:

Trap\door Artist Run Centre

c/o 811 5th Avenue South

Lethbridge, AB  T1J 0V2

or

[email protected]

3 x 8 x 10 Holiday Fundraiser

Please join us on December 10th at 7:30 PM for Trap/door’s holiday fundraiser.

3x8x10 is an art raffle to raise funds for future Trap/door programming. Admission is free.

Over 150 artworks will be available from artists from Lethbridge, Edmonton, Calgary, San Diego, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.

Raffle tickets are $35 and each ticket guarantees one work of art. Tickets will go on sale on November 22nd and are available at the SAAG front… desk or from Trap/door board members.

Or, purchase your ADVANCE raffle tickets on November 20th, only available at the Parlour Window (310-2nd Ave South) from 7-9 PM.

Viewing of artworks is from December 3rd until December 10th at the SAAG during business hours.

The raffle takes place on December 10th. Doors open at 7:30 and the raffle starts promptly at 8 PM.

How to play:

1. Buy one or more raffle tickets.
2. Starting December 3rd, view available artworks at the SAAG.
3. Attend raffle and select desired artwork when your ticket is called.

Any questions can be directed towards [email protected]

Sarah Barr performance.

Sarah Barr was at CKXU today, and here is the recording of the performance. As part of the exhibition opening on Saturday November 20th. For an interview with Sarah, tune in to CKXU 88.3 FM on Thursday at 7pm for trap\door radio.

Sarah_Barr_Performance

Sarah Barr: in a thin voice

Trap\door Artist Run Centre in conjunction with Parlour Window present Sarah Barr: in a thin voice

November 20 – December 17; opening reception November 20, 7pm-9pm

Parlour Window, 310 2nd Avenue South

A solo exhibition by Montreal artist and U of L alumna Sarah Barr.

Sarah will be speaking in the Art Now lecture series:

November 15 at noon in the Recital Hall, University of Lethbridge

Macabre Museum this weekend!

Seances, Tarot Cards, Psychometric Readings, Surrealist Fortunes and more at the Macabre Museum!

October 31 at 7pm at the Galt Museum

Tickets $10, available at the Galt Museum and Bowman Arts Centre

Contact for more info, Galt Museum store: 403-320-3954

or contact the trap/door.

trapdoor radio yah!

trapdoor radio sept 23

Trap\door Radio September 9th! Theme: shoeless broadcasting

Hey trap\doorians, big show this week, as it will have to tide you over a fortnight. Learn all you need to know about the upcoming ArtsDays celebrations going on in Lethbridge!

Also go to the Allied Arts Council website to find out more, and find a booklet near you to help navigate the myriad of activities and venues showing local art!

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Trapdoor Radio for August 12th: Persnickety!

trapdoor radio august 12th

Here is the latest trap\door radio hour, (mostly) every Thursday at 2 pm on CKXU 88.3 FM or ckxu.com

Gushul Residency in full swing!

For the month of August, Christopher Moore and Kelaine Devine are exploring the Crowsnest Pass at the Gushul Studio in Blairmore.

From Kelaine:

Howdy!

I’m on an artist residency in the Crowsnest Pass for the month of August with friend/fellow artist Christopher Moore. We are researching tourist culture through artistic means and have completely become enamoured with a book on Dude Ranches.

We are keeping a blog of our project: http://www.myblairmore.com We are updating several times a day with things that we find interesting. I hope you check in regularly. We love feedback.

Thanks!

Kelaine

We are excited to see what happens during the month, and feel free to join us all on August 29th for the open house and special Dr. Sketchy’s!

Lethbridge artist interviews #1

Along with audio interviews played on the trap\door radio show, we may at times make an article of the artists who make Lethbridge the arts community that it is. This first article is of Arianna Richardson, who received the trap\door award at last years U of L art open house.
Look forward to another in the next month or so.
Thanks,
Mike

Arianna Richardson

click to view pdf.