Who says we only have time for art on the weekends? No matter what your schedule looks like, I wish you all an artful week!
The Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver is one of the best ways to become acquainted with the Vancouver art scene. They often hold studio visits or talks on Sundays for members of the society. Membership costs $185 per year for a single person or $220 for a couple, and with this you receive excellent benefits as well as intimate studio visits with such artists as Ian Wallace, Gordon Smith, Paul Wong, Jeremy Hof, Geoffrey Farmer, Liz Magor, and many more.
Joanne Mattera is an artist and writer living in New York. While maintaining her art career, Ms. Mattera also takes the time to write an art blog where she reviews other shows as well as offers sound, practical advice once a week in a series called Marketing Mondays. The posts include gallery contracts, studio insurance, pricing, art dealers, ethical dilemmas, and many more timely and useful topics. For the full list of Marketing Monday posts, scroll down her blog and check the right side-bar for a list.
From 5pm to 9pm every Tuesday, you can visit the stunning Vancouver Art Gallery by donation. This is a great initiative of the institution, and now you have no excuse not to go! There is always multiple exhibits on display at the multi-leveled Gallery, showing world-renowned international and local artists.
Art Wednesday (London)
I just discovered this art & culture website while trying to find something artful that happens on Wednesday. Although not technically day-specific (maybe I’m cheating here but I have to share this with you!), Art Wednesday posts articles, interviews, inspirational photos, and other great content in the style of Nylon Magazine meets Hobo Magazine. I love this interview with photographer Nelli Palomaki.
Canadian Art Weekly Newsletter
The Canadian Art Magazine’s weekly e-newsletter is a gem for those interested or involved in the Canadian Art Scene. The newsletter features top exhibitions nation wide as well as a comprehensive list of new exhibitions, audio and video podcasts, and material that you won’t find in the print version. Sign up once, be happy every Thursday!
Free Art Fridays
We make it. You take it.
Free art will be placed around town on the first Friday of every month.
You track it, capture it and hang it on your wall.
I can’t find any information about Vancouver Free Art Fridays, but PAPERGIRL Vancouver is in the spirit!
See: Tuesday. Who doesn’t love a good deal? The Kelowna Art Gallery is a wonderful space with excellent programming. Every Saturday there is an exhibition tour, plus you can attend at the great price of 2-for-1. Hopefully I will be able to make it to The Point Is curated by Liz Wylie later this summer, an exhibition featuring paintings (I love paintings) by Canadian artists Pierre Coupey, Landon Mackenzie, Bernadette Phan, Martin Pearce, and Bryan Ryley.
Do you have a weekly art highlight that I have missed? Please share!