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.

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