Donate $20 and UpPersonalized Thank-You letter 10 Invitations to the Made in Alberta Part IV Exhibition Opening or to an upcoming opening (please view website for upcoming exhibit openings www.artgallerycalgary.org)
Donate $50 and UpEverything above plus: Thank you from the podium at the Exhibition Opening Receive text listing on our Donor/Sponsor wall and in The AGC’s Annual Report to the Community for fiscal year 2012-2013 Thank you in quarterly published Seasonal Publication
Donate $500 and UpEverything above plus: 10 Invitations to the Made in Alberta Part IV Exhibition Opening or to an upcoming opening (please view website for upcoming exhibit openings www.artgallerycalgary.org) Opportunity for a profile feature on The AGC's website and newsletter School Program directed to the school of your choice Thank you in the Calgary Herald ad A 10% discount at The AGC shop Private Curator Tour for a group of 5
About the Project
In celebration of Calgary 2012 as Canada’s Cultural Capital, The Art Gallery of Calgary presents part IV of a series of related exhibitions as a centenary snapshot of 2012. The project Made in Alberta gathers together over 40 of the most prominent visual artists at work in Alberta. It comprises a yearbook of highlights from the 2012 season of art exhibitions in collaboration with Jeffery Spalding, Artistic Director at Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Calgary and Paul Kuhn, Director of Paul Kuhn Gallery. The Art Gallery of Calgary hosts this series of exhibitions with the talents of 11 significant emerging and senior artists from March 22 – May 4, 2013.
Made in Alberta: Part IV feature artists who push boundaries in both their formal practice and media. Featuring up and coming talent and established artists, Made in Alberta: Part IV showcases a dynamic roster of artists from across Alberta: Ashleigh Bartlett, Blair Brennan, Mark Dicey, Dan Hudson, Mona Kamal, Kristopher Karklin, Kris Lindskoog, Walter May, Brendan McGillicuddy, Robyn Moody and Wil Murray. While some recent surveys have focused primarily upon introducing new talent, the intention of Made in Alberta is decidedly different. On occasion of Calgary as Cultural Capital the curators felt it was useful to do an exhibition as a form of stocktaking, to monitor and represent to the public a compendium of art that stood out as exemplary during this past year of special exhibitions.
The overall project 1912/2012 Made in Alberta is a series of projects encompassing exhibitions, performances, lectures and related programs of significant historical and contemporary arts from Calgary. The Art Gallery of Calgary gratefully acknowledges the funding support of Calgary 2012 and thanks MOCA Calgary and Paul Kuhn Gallery for their partnership and participation.
A sample of Made in Alberta: Part IV Public Programs include:
Artist Talks on April 4, April 25 and May 2 from 8:00pm – 10pm. The formats of these talks are panel discussions with artists shown in Made in Alberta: Part IV who are concerned with similar topics, themes and media. In addition and ongoing throughout the exhibition, the Art Gallery of Calgary will design educational, interactive displays which invite visitors to participate in themes in the exhibition. These will include a Ping Pong Parlor and a Sports Photo Booth. All of these talks and events are free to the public.
We are seeking approximately 50% funding from InvestYYC for Made in Alberta Part IV (not Part I, II & III). We want to involve Calgarians in contributing to initiatives that they want to see in their city. For The AGC, InvestYYC is an opportunity to generate funds and also a means of audience development.
Made in Alberta Project Timeline:
1912/2012 MADE IN ALBERTA (part one)
Thursday February 7 - Sunday March 3, 2013
1912/2012 MADE IN ALBERTA (part two):
Paul Kuhn Fine Art, Calgary
Saturday February 9 - Saturday March 9, 2013
1912/2012 MADE IN ALBERTA (part three):
Thursday March 7 - Saturday March 30, 2013
1912/2012 MADE IN ALBERTA (part four):
Art Gallery of Calgary
Thursday March 22 - Saturday May 4, 2013