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OAAG E-NEWS


FEBRUARY ISSUE


Welcome to E-News, OAAG’s new monthly newsletter! Our goal is to produce content that is specifically designed to keep our members and subscribers informed, involved and valued within Ontario’s rich cultural scene. E-News is filled with OAAG updates and information, professional development opportunities, curated industry news and member listings. 

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We hope you enjoy this inaugural issue!

 

OAAG UPDATES

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anne Mary Kolisnyk, former OAAG Executive Director, who passed peacefully just before her 83rd birthday, on January 4, 2017. 

"Anne began her career as a fashion illustrator in Toronto in the 1950s before moving to Cobourg to raise a family. In the years following, Anne taught art at Cobourg District Collegiate Institute East, became Director/Curator of the Glendon Art Gallery, York University, and Director/Curator of the Art Gallery of Northumberland. She finished her career as the Executive Director of The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG)."

 

OAAG'S UPCOMING WORKSHOP

CCI WORKSHOP: MODERN INFORMATION CARRIERS AND DIGITAL PRESERVATION
 

Wednesday, February 8 - Thursday, February 9, 2017 

Toronto International Film Festival
350 King St West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X5


The Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Ontario Museum Association present Modern Information Carriers and Digital Preservation, a Canadian Conservation Institute Workshop. This workshop discusses preservation of physical carriers and best practices for preserving digital information. Topics covered include the structure, composition and format of various types of modern information recording media. Deterioration, longevity and appropriate storage and handling recommendations are discussed. Also covered are tools for taking stock of existing digital assets and for developing digital preservation policies, plans and procedures. Software and hardware solutions for digital preservation in small to medium-sized heritage institutions are also recommended.

Presented in partnership with the Ontario Museums Association and Canadian Conservation Institute. 

More information about these event can be found on our website

ART HANDLING FOR STORAGE AND EXHIBITION INSTALLATION: EXAMINING REAL LIFE SITUATIONS 
ONE-DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5


Art Handling for Storage and Exhibition Installation explores the best strategies, skills and practices for handling an art collection; learning how to better preserve Canadian cultural property and artwork in storage and during exhibition installation within one’s organizations and institutions.   

The public art museum and gallery sector is experiencing baby boomer retirement. Through succession planning, many galleries and museums find that there is no sufficient training for art handling for the next generation of art museum and gallery professionals, including emerging professionals new to the sector and mid-level professionals who will be in senior positions in the future. This workshop will share professional standards for art handling during storage and exhibition installation. It will look into art handling policies that adhere to conservation and documentation standards.

More information about this event and registration details can be found on our website
 

DIGITIZATION OF COLLECTIONS
ONE-DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Wednesday March 29, 2017

Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor St West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7

 

Join the The Ontario Association of Art Galleries, our members and partners as we delve into the best strategies, skills and practices associated with the digitization of collections and it concomitant issues like licensing and copyright.

The Digital era has changed how culture and heritage is consumed. Visibility and access to collections are a key priority to museums and public art galleries. Digitization of collections increases both visibility and access. Small and medium sized public art galleries and museums in particular are interested in knowing how to move forward with the digitization of their collections. This workshop will explore building and sustaining digital collections and making them accessible, as well as understanding the impact on the museum and gallery. The presenters will discuss and share their knowledge from their institutional perspectives providing practical solutions, knowledge and skills. 


More information about this event and registration details can be found on our website
 

IN THE NEWS
 

In the wake of a huge tax hike on downtown arts haven 401 Richmond, Toronto has appealed to the province with a plan to save cultural spaces like it from vanishing in the city core.

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

CONSERVATION GRANTS
OFFERED BY THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINT COLLECTORS SOCIETY 
 

The American Historical Print Collectors Society is offering conservation grants to small institutions seeking to conserve historical prints in their collections. The AHPCS includes many Canadian members and Canadian institutions are welcome to apply.

Institutions seeking funding to preserve American historical prints in their collections are invited to submit applications to the American Historical Print Collectors Society for a Wendy Shadwell Print Conservation Grant. The artwork to be treated must be at least one hundred years old and the institution must be a member of the AHPCS. 

The American Historical Print Collectors Society (AHPCS) is a non-profit group that encourages the collection, preservation, study, and exhibition of original historical American prints that are 100 or more years old. Institutions and individuals are encouraged to join. 


Proposals for the Shadwell Conservation Grants are reviewed twice a year and are due March 31 and September 30, 2017.  Awards will be announced following the board meetings of the AHPCS in May and November. For more information about the grants please contact Roger Genser, Chairperson, Shadwell Print Conservation Subcommittee, PO Box 5133, Santa Monica, CA 90409 genserprints@verizon.net or refer to the AHPCS website.

 

Contact the American Historical Print Collectors Society directly for any inquiries and details!

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
THE PUBLIC ART: NEW WAYS OF THINKING AND WORKING SYMPOSIUM 

Symposium May 18, 19 and 20, 2017

Public art is contentious. It straddles expectations ranging from traditional to temporary, monument to site, community-based to corporate. In the increasingly diverse, connected and yet fractious world we live in, what is public art’s relationship to issues ranging from economic disparity to environmental uncertainty, cultural inclusivity to political unrest?

The Public Art: New Ways of Thinking and Working symposium will offer a forum for active research, critical debate and honest dialogue on the role of public art and the process of its commissioning and creation. The symposium will support conversations across academic disciplines and between academics and practice with the goal of encouraging new partnerships, and new critical understandings and approaches within the field.

New Ways of Thinking and Working in Public Art will bring together keynote speakers who are on the leading edge of the field and multi-disciplinary panels that will challenge the role of public art in Canada and abroad. We invite the participation of artists, academics, curators, policy makers and other public art professionals and welcome proposals for panels, workshops, and presentations that reconsider public art today and encompass a wide range of cultural, political, social and pedagogical perspectives in visual art, architecture, art history, city planning, engineering and urban studies. 
We warmly encourage participants of culturally diverse backgrounds and identities to submit proposals.

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017

Information and further proposal guidelines can be found at www.publicartsymposium.com
Questions can be directed to publicartsymposium@gmail.com.

Presented by the School for Art, Media, Performance and Design of York University.

JOBLINE

Assistant Curator, European
Art Gallery of Ontario

Communications & Information Technologies Coordinator
Art Gallery of Windsor

Curator of Contemporary Art
Art Gallery of Windsor

Sponsorship Coordinator, Edit Division
Design Exchange

Chief Development Officer
Gardiner Museum

Artist Instructor: Sunday Programmes for Children and Families
MacLaren Art Centre

Coordinator, Donor & Member Relations
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Education Program Instructor (Bilingual)
Varley Art Gallery

Summer Camp Counsellor (Summer Student)
Varley Art Gallery

Summer Camp Supervisor (Summer Student)
Varley Art Gallery

To submit a job opportunity please email the details of the position to jobline@oaag.org. Word (.doc) format prefered.
EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH

Mary Philpott: Susurration
February 1 - February 22, 2017
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Elise LaFontaine: The Portraits of Windows
February 1 - February 22, 2017
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

THE BODY THIEVES: LISA JAYNE IRVINE & ANDREW MCPHAIL
February 2 - March 1, 2017
Art Gallery of Burlington

Elusive Utopia
February 3 - May 7, 2017
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery

Winter Light
February 3 - May 28, 2017
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery

Together We Rise
February 4 - March 26, 2017
Station Gallery

Good on Paper: Selections from the Clarke Collection
February 4 - March 26, 2017
Station Gallery

Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries
February 4 - September 4, 2017 
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Marion Anderson | Octarine Women Collective
February 5 - March 5, 2017
Homer Watson House & Gallery

Developing The World's Youth
February 6 - February 27, 2017
North Space, Humber Galleries & Collection

Water and Pigment: Mysterious Interactions
February 6 - March 19, 2017
The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

Heading to Palooka-Ville: Seth and the Art of the Graphic Novel
February 6 - March 19, 2017
The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

ON PAPER
February 10 - April 2, 2017
Art Gallery of Burlington

DONNA AKREY: Also Also
February 11 - April 30, 2017 
Rodman Hall Arts Centre, Brock Univeristy 

Local Matters: Mary Celestino, Elio Del Col, Adèle Duck, Zeke Moores and Tony Mosna
February 11 - May 7, 2017
Art Gallery of Windsor

Position As Desired: Exploring African Canadian Identity / Photographs from the Wedge Collection
February 11 - May 7, 2017
Art Gallery of Windsor

Suzy Lake: Performing an Archive
February 11 - May 7, 2017
Art Gallery of Windsor

Sara Angelucci: Piece Work 
February 11 - May 14, 2017
Art Gallery of Hamilton

Expanding the Circle: Robert Davidson and the Ancient Language of Haida Art
February 11 - May 28, 2017
Art Gallery of Hamilton

The Sex Show
February 15 - February 26, 2017 
Gallery 1313

21ST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY ART SHOW: RENEWAL
February 15 - April 23, 2017
Orillia Museum of Art and History

Cameralinks 2017
February 16 - February 25, 2017
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography

Christine Koch: New Work
February 16 - March 18, 2017
Open Studio

Astrid Ho: Points of Abstraction
February 16 - March 18, 2017
Open Studio

Sirkku Ketola: A Body Called Paula
February 16 - March 18, 2017
Open Studio

Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary
February 16 - May 21, 2017
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
 

STRATA: Hajra Waheed
February 16 - April 22, 2017
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

Devona Paquette: A Bold Approach
February 18 - April 1, 2017 
Woodstock Art Gallery

KIND WORDS CAN NEVER DIE: A PERSONAL COLLECTION OF VICTORIAN NEEDLEWORK
February 22 - June 25, 2017 
Textile Museum of Canada

KATHERINE KNIGHT: PORTRAITS AND COLLECTIONS
February 22 - June 25, 2017 
Textile Museum of Canada

Geoffrey James, Canadian Photographs
February 25 - March 25, 2017
Stephen Bulger Gallery

Twenty + Change: Next Generation
February 27 - April 9, 2017
Idea Exchange

Outside These Walls: Photographs by Yannick Anton & David Ofori Zapparoli
February 27 - May 7, 2017
Carleton University Art Gallery

Making Radio Space in 1930s Canada
February 27 - May 7, 2017
Carleton University Art Gallery

The Other NFB: The National Film Board of Canada’s Still Photography Division, 1941-1971
February 27 - May 7, 2017
Carleton University Art Gallery

BREAKING BARRIERS: Group Exhibit
February 28 - April 1, 2017
Leamington Arts Centre/South Essex Arts Association

OAAG E-News is a monthly newsletter highlighting the contributions of public art galleries in Ontario. It offers OAAG updates, professional opportunities, industry news and other information valuable to our members and subscribers. 

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