CARFAC SASK Workshop | Photographing Your Art
Oct
19
1:00 pm13:00

CARFAC SASK Workshop | Photographing Your Art

Instructor: Gabriela Garcia Luna

This is a practical-demonstration workshop for best practices in documenting artwork. We will review essential concepts: how the camera works and possible ways to photograph two- and three-dimensional artwork, either with a professional camera or even with a smartphone. Light, space setting, equipment, and post-production will be considered, along with tips and tricks to make documenting your work an easy process. 

Students may bring their own camera/smartphone. Note that this workshop does not cover specific instruction for the use of your camera, smartphone, or post-production programs.

Please pre-register at: programs.sask@carfac.ca



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CARFAC SASK Workshop | The Business of Art
Oct
19
1:30 pm13:30

CARFAC SASK Workshop | The Business of Art

Instructor: Grant McConnell

Artists need to know about the business side of art to establish themselves as professionals in the art community. This workshop will give you guidelines on how to approach public and commercial art galleries, and other exhibition venues. The workshop covers preparing a portfolio and resume/artist’s CV, contracts, copyright, insurance and how to pack and ship artwork.

Please pre-register at: agr@sasktel.net

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CARFAC SASK Workshop | Writing Artist Statements
Nov
9
1:00 pm13:00

CARFAC SASK Workshop | Writing Artist Statements

Instructor: Judy McNaughton

Writing cohesive and personalized artist statements is an important skill for artists to maintain and advance their careers. Artists need to write artist statements for grant applications, exhibition proposals, and for self-promotion materials. The workshop discusses a general overview of gallery and grant proposals, and strategies artists may use to write effective artist statements. 

Please pre-register at:



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CARFAC SASK Workshop | Photographing Your Art
Oct
5
1:00 pm13:00

CARFAC SASK Workshop | Photographing Your Art

Instructor: Gabriela Garcia Luna

This is a practical-demonstration workshop for best practices in documenting artwork. We will review essential concepts: how the camera works and possible ways to photograph two- and three-dimensional artwork, either with a professional camera or even with a smartphone. Light, space setting, equipment, and post-production will be considered, along with tips and tricks to make documenting your work an easy process. 

Students may bring their own camera/smartphone. Note that this workshop does not cover specific instruction for the use of your camera, smartphone, or post-prod

Please pre-register at: humboldt.museum@sasktel.net





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The Bigger Picture
Aug
1
7:00 pm19:00

The Bigger Picture

Exhibition: July 29-August 2, 2019

Closing Reception: Thursday, August 1 | 7-10 pm

Join us to celebrate an exhibition of work by CARFAC SASK’s 2018-19 Mentorship Program participants, including: Mark Budd with Jay Kimball, Heike Fink with Laura Hale, Jasmin Fookes with Jacob Semko, Faith Logan with Barbara Meneley, Paige Mortensen with Paula Cooley, Karen Pask-Thompson with Betsy Rosenwald, Jessica Richter with Heather Benning, and Julius Saccucci with Gary Greer.

CARFAC SASK’s Mentorship Program offers pairs of artists the opportunity to work together for 10 months in an informal, peer-learning style, with experienced artists mentoring evolving artists. Artists at all career stages can benefit from the enhanced community and professional growth that mentorship provides.

Funded by SaskCulture.



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Other Things: Scavenging, Sculpting, Mold-Making & Casting with Heather Benning
Jul
25
to 29 Jul

Other Things: Scavenging, Sculpting, Mold-Making & Casting with Heather Benning

Part of our 2019 Travelling Mentor series, this workshop is intended to support artists living and working in rural Saskatchewan who have limited access to professional development opportunities. Rural artists will be given preference, especially those who've been consulting with Heather through the program. Artists living in urban centres are welcome to express their interest in participating and will be added to a waitlist. If spots remain after the registration deadline of May 31st, the program will open to urban artists on the waitlist.

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This workshop presents an excellent opportunity to learn silicone mold making with an acrylic mother mold from experienced artist, Heather Benning. Completed molds will be cast in resin or hydrostone, or a combination of both to accommodate the sculpture you plan to create. Casting materials and tools will be supplied free of charge. No previous experience necessary.

This five-day session is designed to help you think critically and creatively, while learning the physical foundations of sculpture and the exciting process of mold making. We will concentrate on: concept, form, shape, mass, volume, positive and negative space, texture and surface.

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This workshop is FREE, including all materials and tools!

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Rooms are available at St. Peter's College for all 4 nights of the workshop (July 25, 26, 27, 28) at a total of $105.50/night, including 3 meals/day. Meals are not vegetarian/vegan. No outside food is allowed but people with special dietary needs can bring their own food (be advised that kitchenettes have only a fridge and a microwave). Restaurants are accessible in nearby Muenster. Accommodations at St. Peter's must be confirmed and paid for by May 31st, which is also the registration deadline. After that date, no refunds are possible.

To register, email programs.sask@carfac.ca
Spots are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis, with preference to rural artists as described above.

With gratitude to our funders and partners:
Saskatchewan Arts Board
SaskCulture and the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund
and St. Peter's College at Muenster

Image Credit: "Work Hard Be Nice" by Heather Benning, 2014

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Artist Talk with Sarah Ciurysek
Jul
4
7:00 pm19:00

Artist Talk with Sarah Ciurysek

CARFAC SASK's 2019 Visiting Mentor, Sarah Ciurysek, will present a public artist talk in Saskatoon. The talk is free and everyone is welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Sarah Ciurysek is a visual artist exploring the relationships we have with the ground. Soil figures prominently in works that reference graves, voids, and death, as well as the life-giving components of the earth. The heart of Sarah’s practice is photographic, which she combines with installation, video, and audio, and most recently, textiles. Sarah was raised on a farm in northern Alberta and she continues to work with the land there, while studying relationships to place during residencies and exhibitions (most recently at Textilsetur, Iceland and Schleifmühlgasse 12-14, Vienna). Sarah lives in Winnipeg, where she is an Assistant Professor at the School of Art.

Artists working in Saskatchewan are encouraged to apply for a studio visit with Sarah. The program is free to CARFAC members and $45 for non-members. Visits will be conducted in Saskatoon from July 3-7 and spots are limited. Apply by May 31st.

With thanks to our program funder, Sask Culture through the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund and our presentation partner, AKA Artist Run.

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Artist Talk with Sarah Ciurysek
Jun
27
5:00 pm17:00

Artist Talk with Sarah Ciurysek

CARFAC SASK's 2019 Visiting Mentor, Sarah Ciurysek, will present a public artist talk in Regina. The talk is free and everyone is welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Sarah Ciurysek is a visual artist exploring the relationships we have with the ground. Soil figures prominently in works that reference graves, voids, and death, as well as the life-giving components of the earth. The heart of Sarah’s practice is photographic, which she combines with installation, video, and audio, and most recently, textiles. Sarah was raised on a farm in northern Alberta and she continues to work with the land there, while studying relationships to place during residencies and exhibitions (most recently at Textilsetur, Iceland and Schleifmühlgasse 12-14, Vienna). Sarah lives in Winnipeg, where she is an Assistant Professor at the School of Art.

Artists working in Saskatchewan are encouraged to apply for a studio visit with Sarah. The program is free to CARFAC members and $45 for non-members. Visits will be conducted in Regina from June 27-30 and spots are limited. Apply by May 31st.

With thanks to our program funder, Sask Culture through the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund and our presentation partner, the Art Gallery of Regina.

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The Art of Framing Art I & II - Free Full Day Session - Regina
May
25
9:30 am09:30

The Art of Framing Art I & II - Free Full Day Session - Regina

Instructor: Heather Cline

The morning session includes a brief historical tour of general framing style and methods, with a spotlight on some contemporary framing strategies. This session also includes the demonstration of a simple method for matting small-scale artworks on paper and how to properly hinge mount a work.

The afternoon session features approaches to framing works on panel and canvas. This session also includes demonstration of how to properly prepare a wood panel and a simple shadow box method for framing small-scale works on paper and panel.

Participants will receive a detailed guide with information on additional resources and are encouraged to ask questions regarding their own framing dilemmas.

This full day workshop will include a 45 min lunch break, so bring a bagged lunch.

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Artist Talk with Heather Benning
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

Artist Talk with Heather Benning

Join us to hear 2019 Travelling Mentor Heather Benning discuss her dynamic art practice. This event is free and everyone is welcome!

Local studio visits will be conducted during Heather’s visit to the area. Are you an artist in the Prince Albert area looking for feedback in your studio? Do you want to discuss your work with a professional who understands the challenges and rewards of working in rural Saskatchewan? Artists working in all media are invited to schedule a free, private studio visit with Heather Benning. Spots are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Please contact the Mann Art Gallery for more information or to arrange a visit: educator@mannartgallery.ca.

With thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, and the Mann Art Gallery.

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Artist Talk with Heather Benning
Apr
26
7:00 pm19:00

Artist Talk with Heather Benning

Join us to hear 2019 Travelling Mentor Heather Benning discuss her dynamic art practice. This event is free and everyone is welcome!

Local studio visits will be conducted during Heather’s visit to the area. Are you an artist in the Estevan area looking for feedback in your studio? Do you want to discuss your work with a professional who understands the challenges and rewards of working in rural Saskatchewan? Artists working in all media are invited to schedule a free, private studio visit with Heather Benning. Spots are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Please contact CARFAC SASK for more information or to arrange a visit: carfac2@sasktel.net.

With thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, and the Visions Art Guild.

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Artist Talk with Heather Benning
Apr
5
7:00 pm19:00

Artist Talk with Heather Benning

Join us to hear 2019 Travelling Mentor Heather Benning discuss her dynamic art practice. This event is free and everyone is welcome!

Local studio visits will be conducted during Heather’s visit to the area. Are you an artist in the La Ronge area looking for feedback in your studio? Do you want to discuss your work with a professional who understands the challenges and rewards of working in rural Saskatchewan? Artists working in all media are invited to schedule a free, private studio visit with Heather Benning. Spots are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Please contact the La Ronge Arts Council for more information or to arrange a visit: larongeart@gmail.com

With thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, and the La Ronge Arts Council.

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The Art of Framing Art - Full day workshop - Weyburn
Mar
23
9:30 am09:30

The Art of Framing Art - Full day workshop - Weyburn

The Art of Framing Art - Full day workshop with Heather Cline

March 2rd 2019 - 9:30 AM – 4 PM

Signal Hill Arts Centre Weyburn

424-10th Ave SE, Weyburn, Saskatchewan

The Art of Framing Art I & II - Full Day Session

The morning session includes a brief historical tour of general framing style and methods, with a spotlight on some contemporary framing strategies. We will then get down to some practical considerations, including: framing aesthetics, archival concerns, weighing economy and expertise, and finally some simple how-to.This session also includes the demonstration of a simple method for matting small-scale artworks on paper and how to properly hinge mount a work.

The afternoon session features approaches to framing works on panel and canvas. Including: an overview of painting on panels & information on various approaches to painting on canvas.This session also includes the demonstration of how to properly prepare a wood panel and a simple shadow box method for framing small-scale works on paper and panel.

Participates will receive a detailed guide with information on additional resources.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions regarding their own framing dilemmas.

This full day workshop will include a 45 min lunch break, so bring a bagged lunch.

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Artist Talk with Heather Benning
Mar
17
2:00 pm14:00

Artist Talk with Heather Benning

Join us to hear 2019 Travelling Mentor Heather Benning discuss her dynamic art practice. This event is free and everyone is welcome!

Local studio visits will be conducted during Heather’s visit to the area. Are you an artist in the Yorkton area looking for feedback in your studio? Do you want to discuss your work with a professional who understands the challenges and rewards of working in rural Saskatchewan? Artists working in all media are invited to schedule a free, private studio visit with Heather Benning. Spots are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Please contact the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery for more information or to arrange a visit: gdag@sasktel.net | 306-786-2992

With thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, and the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery.

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Workshop with Heather Benning
Mar
2
to 3 Mar

Workshop with Heather Benning

Moldmaking with Heather Benning • Ready-Made Multiples From An Altered Object

This workshop presents an opportunity to learn puzzle-piece mold making to create multiples. Completed molds will be cast in resin (plastic) or hydrostone, depending on the sculpture you wish to create. Casting materials and tools will be supplied. No previous experience necessary.

The workshop is FREE. A $20 deposit will be charged at registration to hold your spot and refunded at the workshop. Bring a bagged lunch.

For more information, contact the Art Gallery of Swift Current at 306-778-2736.

With thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Sask Culture, and the Art Gallery of Swift Current.



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Copyright for Artists
Sep
24
1:00 pm13:00

Copyright for Artists

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*FREE to all* 

Instructor: Grant McConnell

Saturday February 24th, 1:00 – 3:30 pm at Hues Art Supply, 1818 Lorne Ave, Saskatoon

Copyright for visual artists is complex and can seem confusing. This workshop outlines the fundamentals of copyright and best practices for its management in relation to your creative output.

Please pre-register. Call 306-653-1900 or email hues.celeste@sasktel.net.

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Peter Morin Artist Talk TONIGHT!
May
28
7:00 pm19:00

Peter Morin Artist Talk TONIGHT!

Peter Morin is a Tahltan Nation artist, curator, and educator. In his artistic practice and curatorial work, Morin’s research investigates the impacts that occur between indigenous cultural-based practices and western settler colonialism. In addition to his object making and performance-based practice, Morin has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Anthropology, Western Front, Bill Reid Gallery, and Burnaby Art Gallery. Morin joined the Visual and Aboriginal Arts Faculty at Brandon University in 2014.

Today 7 PM · Aka artist run centre · Saskatoon
This talk is FREE and open to all. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Copyright for Artists
Feb
24
1:00 pm13:00

Copyright for Artists

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*FREE to all* 

Instructor: Grant McConnell

Saturday February 24th, 1:00 – 3:30 pm at Hues Art Supply, 1818 Lorne Ave, Saskatoon

Copyright for visual artists is complex and can seem confusing. This workshop outlines the fundamentals of copyright and best practices for its management in relation to your creative output.

Please pre-register. Call 306-653-1900 or email hues.celeste@sasktel.net.

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