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Call for Submissions: Emerging Artist

Submissions are now open for

PTS Lobby Art Gallery: Emerging Artist

April 12th-June 30th, 2018
Submission Deadline: March 9th, 2018

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance supporting and presenting all art forms; and creating opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The PTS Art Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:
• Artist resides in Alberta and must be available for installation.
• Artist must be an Emerging Artist, defined as being active 5 years or less in the industry.
• Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements: All art should be equipped with picture hanging wire or appropriately placed D or Triangle ring hanger. Frames less than 9/16” depth with no attachment can typically be accommodated.

To apply, please send the following information via email or mail:

PTS Art Gallery Submission Form
• Artist Biography (250 words max)
• Artwork: Photos, maximum of 5, do not send original works.

Timeline
Submission Deadline: March 9th, 2018 4pm
Installation: April 8-11th 2018
Gallery Close: June 30th 2018

Applications or queries are sent to:
Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery Submissions
Attn: Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 3P5
Kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca 403-263-0079 ext. 100

Selection Process: Art pieces are selected by a committee of no less than 3 people and are a mix of artists and administrators. Selection criteria is based on: suitability to the theme, artist’s technique, elicited emotional response, creativity & innovation, and suitability for the Pumphouse Theatre art gallery space and its patrons (ages 8-80 representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SUBMISSION FORM


2019 Winter Classes and Camp


Winter Classes


Playful Drama

Ages 5-7
January 7 – March 18, Mondays 5:00pm-6:00pm
(No class on February 18)

Fee $100 ($80 Discounted)

This course is a great introduction to the drama basics and covers a variety of topics including story-telling, character, sharing, movement, and theatre games. This is a wonderful way to help your child explore their imagination, learn new skills, and have fun! No experience required!


Creation in Motion

Ages 8-12
January 7 – March 18, Monday 6:00pm-8:00pm
(No class on February 18)

Fee $225 ($200 Discounted*)

Explore storytelling and harness imagination through physicality.  Creation in Motion will encourage creative expression through movement, choreography, mime, balance, staging, and mask.  Students will learn about teamwork, gain self-confidence, and be physically active, all within a safe and engaging environment. No previous experience is required!


Theatre Arts Exploration

Ages 8 – 12
January 12 – March 23, Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm
(No class on February 16)

Class Fee: $225 ($200 Discounted*)

This course is an all-inclusive exploration of the theatre arts. Students will be encouraged to discover a variety of dramatic techniques such as character creation, improvisation, movement, Shakespeare, scene study, and more! Have a blast creating and performing an original final presentation for friends and family. No previous experience required!


Advanced Improv for Teens! 

Ages 13-17
January 12 – March 23, Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm
(No class on February 16)

Fee $300 ($275 Discounted*)

Improv is a great way to have fun and explore while bolstering creativity, adaptability, team work, and confidence. This course includes lessons in theatre sports, character development, story-telling, and many favourite improvisation games. Be inspired to think outside the box, learn something new, and have fun!


The Next Stage

Ages 13-17
January 16 – March 24, Mondays 6:00pm-8:00pm
(no class on February 17)

Fee $300 ($275 Discounted*)

Want to learn more about what it takes to make it in theatre and film? This class provides the opportunity for teens to learn the ins and outs of the professional theatre, film, and television world. Learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to auditioning for both stage and screen, and learn advanced acting techniques to prepare you for the profession. Some experience is recommended!


Winter Camp

9 am – 4:30 pm, January 2nd, 3rd,  4th

The Pumphouse Theatre is happy to introduce the newest member of the theatre education family – Winter Break Drama Day Camps! The Winter Day Camps will happen on January 2nd, January 3rd,  and January 4th, 2019.

Participants ages 7 to 15 are welcome to enroll in any combination of one day, two days, or all three days! Each day will be a different theme and jam-packed full of creative drama activities. Our amazing instructors will teach everything from mask making to puppets, character creation to play writing, and so much more! Whether you are brand new or a seasoned pro, these drama day camps have something for everyone to enjoy.

One day enrollment: $60.00 ($50.00 after discount)
Two day enrollment: $80.00 ($70.00 after discount)
Three day enrollment: $100.00 ($90.00 after discount)


Cancellation is permitted (less a $25 administration fee) provided notice is given a minimum of 10 business days prior to the first day of camp. No refund will be given with less than 10 business days notice, without a doctor’s note.

* Discounts apply to those registering before December 2nd, 2018 or those registering multiple participants from the same family.

If you have any questions, please email Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director at kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca.


Indigenous Artwork Catalogue

We are so thrilled to showcase the work of three wonderful artists: Deloria Many Grey Horses, Shelley Rose May, and Mackenzie Brown!

Click on image to view catalogue.


Call for Submissions: Indigenous Artwork

Submissions are now open for

PTS Art Gallery Exhibit: Indigenous Art

September 20th to December 16th, 2017.

The Pumphouse Theatres Society recognizes the historically Indigenous Territory in which we live and work. With gratitude, we invite artists of First Nations, Métis and Inuit ancestry residing within the Alberta boundaries of Treaty 6, 7, & 8 Territories to submit their visual art works for exhibition.

The Pumphouse Theatre is an historic and vibrant facility that supports and presents all art forms; and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The PTS Art Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artist resides in Alberta (within Treaty 6, 7 & 8 Territory) and must be available for installation.
  • Artist identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit)
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements: All art should be equipped with picture hanging wire or appropriately placed D or Triangle ring hanger. Frames less than 9/16” depth with no attachment can typically be accommodated.

To apply, please send the following information via email or mail:

Timeline
Submission Deadline: September 1st, 2017 4pm
Installation: September 17th to 19th 2017
Gallery Close: December 16th 2017

Applications or queries are sent to:

Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery Submissions
Attn: Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 3P5
Kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca  403-263-0079 ext. 100

Selection Process: Art pieces are selected by a committee of no less than 3 people and are a mix of artists and administrators.  Selection criteria is based on: suitability to the theme, artist’s technique, elicited emotional response, creativity & innovation, and suitability for the Pumphouse Theatre art gallery space and its patrons (ages 8-80 representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds).

CLICK HERE FOR THE SUBMISSION FORM


Emerging Artist Exhibit Catalogue

The Pumphouse Theatre is pleased to showcase 22 beautiful pieces by 9 very talented emerging Albertan visual artists. On until June 24th, the exhibit features the work of Leslie Gallacher, Jodi Fuhrer, Cindy Collins, Tara Johnson, Laura McManus, Patricia Meszaros, Larissa Hauck, Elise Mullen, and Sophia Lengle.

It is the Pumphouse theatre’s ongoing goal to provide a venue for increased exposure to local artists, and all pieces are for sale with 100% of the sale price going to the artists.

Come to the Pumphouse Theatre for a show and see some art! Or you can view the catalogue by clicking the image below.

Emerging Artist 2017 Gallery Title page