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Public Art 101 Selection Panel

Be part of the decision

On Saturday, April 30, please join the exceptional artists who have participated in the Artists Working in Community professional development course over the past few months as they share their artistic ideas designed to benefit our community partner, The Sheldon M. Chumir Centre. 
 
Calgarians are invited to attend the panel and will have the opportunity to provide their feedback and rating of the proposals for the selection panel’s consideration. This is an excellent opportunity to understand the criteria that art projects are evaluated on, the selection process, and for aspiring public artists to see what other artists have created and how they present their ideas.
 
To begin, the successful artist team from last year’s chosen proposal, Marquee, will share their experiences in the program as well as showcase the work they have created as a result of the process.
 
The Artists Working in Community course is designed to provide professional development for artists interested in pursuing public art projects with a community focus, and is intended for professional artists wishing to:

  • Explore and develop a community based public art practice.
  • Understand the opportunities and challenges of community based work.
  • Discover the breadth of possibilities within a community based public art practice.

As a part of the course, participating artists were asked to design a public art project that will address specific needs and concerns of the Sheldon M. Chumir Centre while incorporating community members in a participatory way. Each artist participant has designed a proposal for their project and on May 23, the selection panel will choose seven of the proposed projects. The Sheldon M. Chumir Centre will then receive those artworks at their site.
 
Join us and assist the selection panel in making its final decision while you learn about the selection process that is used to choose the art for Calgary’s public places.
 
The event is free and everyone is welcome, but space is limited and advance registration appreciated.   
 
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Location: Nickle Galleries, Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Library University of Calgary
Register: Email publicart@calgary.ca