Call for entries for 2016 Art and Culture Program issued

Comox Airport seeking art with an elemental connection

The Comox Valley Airport Commission and Comox Arts Council are seeking submissions for the 2016 Art and Culture Program at the Comox Valley Airport. This year’s exhibition, entitled The Elements, will run for six months from November 2016 to May 2017.

In this call for submissions, the airport is seeking two and three dimensional art pieces that highlight one of the seven basic elements of art-marking: lines, shapes, forms, values, colours, textures, and space.

Artists are asked to submit a short description of how their piece uses the elements as a double entendre: the basic elements of art-marking, along with a link to the elements of life on Vancouver Island. This could be the people, the places, the environment or whatever interpretation the artist chooses to describe an artistic elemental connection to the Island.

“In artistic practice the elements of art are the basic components of art-marking. It is impossible to create a work of art without using at least one of the seven elements,” explained Dallas Stevenson, executive director of Comox Valley Arts. “We thought it would be interesting to go back to the basics and see where this takes us. We are particularly curious as to how the artists will relate these basic components to an element of northern Vancouver Island.”

Artists living in the northern Vancouver Island area are encouraged to submit their work for consideration for this exhibition. Eligible artists may reside as far south as Parksville, Port Alberni and Ucluelet and as far east as Powell River (including Texada, Denman, Hornby, Quadra, Cortes, Alert Bay and Sointula).

Artwork may be in the form of paintings, original prints, photography, mixed media, textiles and/or sculpture. Submissions must be made online at www.comoxairport.com/arts or www.comoxvalleyarts.com and entries will be accepted until Aug. 31. Applicants are encouraged to review the guidelines carefully before making a submission.

Just Posted

Comox Valley Record putting the call out to Snowbirds shutterbugs

David Suther sent in this great pic of the Snowbirds, shot from… Continue reading

Too Good To Be Threw back in downtown Courtenay with second location

The new store opened Tuesday at 456 5th Street

World Community screens This Mountain Life in Courtenay

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal. World Community presents the… Continue reading

VIDEO: Comox Valley Stage 4 water restrictions lifted

Video explains planning and execution of repair

Comox Valley youth rank high in Skills Canada BC competition

Comox Valley students brought home some new hardware last week after achieving… Continue reading

VIDEO: ‘Alarm bells’ raised by footage allegedly from B.C. pig farm, SPCA says

PETA released video Wednesday showing dead and injured piglets next to nursing piglets

CONTEST ALERT: Win tickets to A Night of Bowie

Do you want to see “A Night of Bowie” on us? The… Continue reading

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at B.C. car dealership turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

Female real estate agents warned of suspicious man in Metro Vancouver

The man requests to see homes alone with the female agent, police say

Can you put your phone down for Mother’s Day?

#DiningMode campaign encourages people to leave the phone alone while eating

Horgan heckled as gas prices sit at record high, could go up more

Premier John Horgan blames refiners, not taxes

SPCA investigating after newborn kittens found in Vancouver dumpster

The kittens were found suffering from hypothermia and dehydration

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

B.C.’s largest Vaisakhi festival target of threatening Facebook post: Surrey RCMP

Police say they are investigating the posts on Facebook, after local MLA forwarded screenshots

Most Read