Call for Artists / Exhibits

Call for Artists / Exhibits

Government House Exhibit 2021 Regina

This is a special project for the La Ronge Arts Council, and is a chance for artists from the La Ronge area to showcase their work to a new audience. We want to celebrate our hometown boy, Russ Mirasty, who is serving as Saskatchewan’s Lieutenant Governor. Russ is the first Indigenous person and the first northerner to hold this important and prestigious position. To help celebrate, please consider submitting your art for our exhibit at the Queen Elizabeth II Gallery, Government House, Regina. (April 1- June 29, 2021)…   Read more…

We have several Community Art Exhibits in the works.  You could have your work on the walls at Mistasinihk Place in one of these shows. See the calendar below.

We are always interested in knowing who the artists are in our community and area.  Tell us who you are, what media you work in, etc.  Would you like to see classes in some particular medium?  Or could you teach a class?

Please get in touch with us!

Visual Arts Exhibits – Mistasinihk Place Gallery Calendar

We have a wonderful season of Art Exhibits planned. Please check out the exhibit information in these tabs and plan to visit, participate and enjoy!

Donna Langhorne: Common Truths

Sept.1 to Oct.23, 2020 in Mistasinihk Place Gallery – Free

Education Packages available for teachers

Donna Langhorne, Title: Gather, Doodem: Snapping Turtle [Mikinaak], Kinship Group: Giishkizhigwan [teachers & healers], Acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 24″, 2018.

We are proud to exhibit the work of local artist Donna Langhorne who continues her work of exploring social and cultural issues through her artwork. This exhibit will be up for 2 months, from Sept. 1 to Oct.23. Watch for some programming in conjunction with this exciting show. Details will follow on these events:
• Opening Reception with Donna Langhorne.
• Tours of the exhibit with Donna, (Covid19 permitting) or virtual tours otherwise.
• Painting sessions with Donna exploring the techniques of her Woodland style. (again, Covid permitting)

“Common Truths continues my work of examining how challenges facing Indigenous people today can be identified and addressed artistically with reference to traditional teachings and concepts. Since 2015 I have been specializing in the use of the Woodlands style innovated by renowned Anishinaabe painter Norval Morrisseau. This was at the encouragement of recognized elders and practitioners in the Woodlands movement. As a member of Fishing Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan [Plains Ojibway], my ancestral roots are Anishinaabe. I have been drawn to this movement and my voice is wholly authentic and endorsed by this community of artists. This has served as a calling for me, and has proven to be immensely fulfilling artistically.

Because the lived experiences of Indigenous Peoples under colonial dominance represent a set of Common Truths, this project looks to another shared manifestation within Indigenous cultures to confront them: the organization of social structure and roles as represented by the clan system and the totems. For purposes of this project I use the corresponding Anishinaabe/Ojibway term doodem. [The works and titles] outline the connections I am making between the five classes within Anishinaabe clan structure [using four representative doodem per class] in order to confront 20 common truths impacting Indigenous people. References drawn from the TRC, the media, and/or the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, are included for each of the 20 Common Truths.”

Family Ties (OSAC)

November 1 -23, 2020 in Mistasinihk Place Gallery – Free

Education Packages available for teachers

Belinda Harrow, Twenty Seven, embroidery thread, felted wool, 50.7cm x 40.7cm, 2019

Toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program, curated by Zoë Schneider, this exhibit features the work of 4 artists who explore familial bonds through embroidery. Watch for some local input from a La Ronge artist in conjunction with this show, and Covid19 permitting, we hope to have additional programming in the form of a workshop on a similar theme.

Family Ties explores familial bonds through the medium of embroidery. Halifax based artist Elizabeth Munro creates embroidered and surface manipulated non-objective ‘portraits’ of her parents that include audio elements to convey impressions of her parents from childhood; providing a nuanced concept of a portrait filtered through the subjective experience of one person’s memory. Regina based artist Belinda Harrow reproduces photographs of her maternal grandmother at different ages into embroideries. Floating within the outlines of the human figure are colourful depictions of animals. The outlines of the humans are black thread on a cream felt background while the animals are vibrantly hued. Moose Jaw based artist Jennifer McRorie reimagines her daughters’ drawings in ‘whitework’; a type of embroidery where the colour of embroidery threads are the same colour as the fabric on which they are embroidered. McRorie states that “I was compelled to make this series of work as I wanted to honour my daughter, who was born with a genetic disorder, to recognize her voice, abilities and creativity. I love her drawings, her wonderful expression of line and so by embroidering her drawings, I’m acknowledging that even though she is marked by her genetics or biology, she will make her own mark, hence the title of the series.” Wendy Winter is a Regina based artist that uses embroidery on vintage and upcycled fabrics to interpret her daily life and personal philosophy. The artists in this exhibition use embroidery in different ways to consider the complexities of the bonds with our families.

Geoff Phillips: Plantscapes of the Prairies

December 1-23, 2020 in Mistasinihk Place Gallery – Free

Education Packages available for teachers

Geoff Phillips, Grasslands Seventy Mile Butte, oil on canvas, 4.5 ft x 5.5 ft, 2017

As always, we hope to include a bit of local flavour with this exhibit. Watch for details to follow in November.

Phillips created Plantscapes of the Prairies to challenge people to look closer at their environment, to see it in new ways, to challenge himself to learn about the different species found in our South Western Saskatchewan landscape, and to illustrate a new world of plant life underfoot. Many people rarely envision the species we walk on as having any artistic merit, interest, or importance. There are myriads of colour, form, and interconnection there for the observant in the Grasslands National Park, Cypress Hills Centre Block, Cypress Hills West Block, and the Frenchman River Valley that inspired Phillips’ work. The parks seemed very important in keeping rare species of plants and preserving the natural grasslands and forest ecosystems. Without these parks there would not be any natural land to explore as an artist, but the real cost is on the ecosystems and animals they sustain.

Phillips’ process includes driving to locations in South Western Saskatchewan, mountain biking with rolled canvas in his knapsack, finding a section of land, unrolling the primed canvas on the ground, paint-sketching the scene/plants, and rolling it back up to stretch and paint in oils later in his studio. He takes many close-up photographs of the various elements and plants found within the scene. Some photos are chosen for reference and printing. These photos along with the paint sketch and the artists memory/experience of the land inform the painting process. Without that one-on-one with the land the painting has no life.

January in the Mistasinihk Gallery

January’s exhibit will feature the work of local artist(s), with details yet to come. Watch here and on our Facebook page for announcements.

February in the Mistasinihk Gallery

February’s exhibit will feature the work of local artist(s), with details yet to come. Watch here and on our Facebook page for announcements.

March in the Mistasinihk Gallery

March’s exhibit will feature the work of local artist(s), with details yet to come. Watch here and on our Facebook page for announcements.

 April Open Art Exhibit

April 1 to April 30, 2021 in Mistasinihk Place Gallery  – Free

April is our Annual Open Art Exhibit, where we feature the work of La Ronge area artists.

It is always fun to see the work of old favourites and be introduced to folks whose work we haven’t seen before. An Opening Reception is planned (date to be announced) so come out to enjoy some refreshments, meet some of the artists and be inspired by the talent we have in this community.

This exhibit is open to all members of the La Ronge area community and is planned to hang from April. 1-30, 2021. There is no theme, so all of your artwork is eligible (as long as it is suitable for display in a public building which is not primarily an art gallery). Art can be either two or three dimensional, and in any medium. Artwork must be ORIGINAL, so no copies, patterns, kits, etc. Work is limited to two pieces per artist.

All La Ronge area artists are invited to submit work for this exhibit. Use the link button below to access the registration form which contains important dates and guidelines for hanging. Artists are invited to submit work to this exhibit by sending the form attached here to the La Ronge Arts Council at larongeart@gmail.com.

 

April Open Art Registration

Annual School Art Show, 2021

May 1 to May 31 in Mistasinihk Place Gallery – Free

Following established tradition, the La Ronge Arts Council is once again planning the Annual School Art Show for MAY, 2021. All students from all of the Tri-Community elementary and high schools are eligible to display their work in this exhibit. Submitted work will be hung in ‘the Gallery’ at Mistasinihk Place for the entire month of May.

 

Each participating school will be responsible for its own submissions, preparation for hanging, labeling and the actual hanging and takedown of the artworks. Ideally, a staff member at each school will act as a coordinator for this show. Pretty well anything goes…..two dimensional or three dimensional artwork in any medium, with the following guidelines:

  • Work must be original. No copies, kits, patterns, colouring pages, etc.
  • Individual students are limited to 1 piece each.
  • Please do not submit work that is fragile and won’t stand up to traveling, handling, and hanging. (dry leaves, noodles, etc.)
  • 2-dimensional pieces should be mounted on construction paper or another background to provide a pleasing presentation. (Keep in mind that pieces shouldn’t be too heavy as we use Sticky-tack to attach artworks to the wall!)
  • For 3-dimensional artworks: We have limited space in 3 of the acrylic display cases in Mistasinihk Place for exhibiting small pieces. If you plan to submit pottery or other 3-D work, please let us know in advance so we can allocate space.
  • All pieces must be clearly labelled (label provided on attached sheet.)
  • Pieces must be delivered to Mistasinihk Place at a prearranged time for hanging. School representatives must hang their own work with the assistance of La Ronge Arts Council members. (On or around May 1, after school).
  • School representatives will takedown the show at a prearranged time at the end of the month and return the work to their schools.

 A Scavenger Hunt Sheet will be prepared and available to all schools and the general public, which will show a portion of several of the artworks. Hunters will be asked to identify the work and the artist to complete the scavenger hunt.

There will be no prizes for or judging of the artworks.

Please provide Lori Ulrikesen with the name of your school’s contact person/coordinator for this show. For more information, and to share your school’s contact person, please contact Lori Ulriksen at loriulriksen@nlsd113.ca or call her at GDCS 306-425-2997 or text her my personal cell 306-425-7045.

 

School Art 2021 Doc

Annual Mostly In Focus Photo Exhibit

June 1 to June 29, 2021 in Mistasinihk Place Gallery – Free

Following established tradition, The La Ronge Arts Council is planning our Annual “Mostly In Focus” Photography Exhibit for June, 2021. There is no theme, so all of your photographs are eligible (as long as they are suitable for display in a public building which is not primarily an art gallery).

This exhibit is open to all members of the La Ronge area Tri-community.

Your ART: Photographs! That’s it in a word!
Work is limited to two pieces per artist.
It must be ready to hang in our Mistasinihk Place gallery space, which for photographs means framed, with a wire hanger or large D-rings on the back that can be used to hang on S-hooks. Small, framed photos can also be displayed in the cases for safety. (Space is limited so please let us know your requirements so we can allot space accordingly.)

Follow the link to the registration form, which includes all details including important dates!

 

Mostly in Focus Registration

July in the Mistasinihk Gallery

TBA

August in the Mistasinihk Gallery

TBA

Donna Langhorne: Common Truths

Sept.1 to Oct.23, 2020 in Mistasinihk Place Gallery – Free

Education Packages available for teachers

Donna Langhorne, Title: Gather, Doodem: Snapping Turtle [Mikinaak], Kinship Group: Giishkizhigwan [teachers & healers], Acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 24″, 2018.

We are proud to exhibit the work of local artist Donna Langhorne who continues her work of exploring social and cultural issues through her artwork. This exhibit will be up for 2 months, from Sept. 1 to Oct.23. Watch for some programming in conjunction with this exciting show. Details will follow on these events:
• Opening Reception with Donna Langhorne.
• Tours of the exhibit with Donna, (Covid19 permitting) or virtual tours otherwise.
• Painting sessions with Donna exploring the techniques of her Woodland style. (again, Covid permitting)

“Common Truths continues my work of examining how challenges facing Indigenous people today can be identified and addressed artistically with reference to traditional teachings and concepts. Since 2015 I have been specializing in the use of the Woodlands style innovated by renowned Anishinaabe painter Norval Morrisseau. This was at the encouragement of recognized elders and practitioners in the Woodlands movement. As a member of Fishing Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan [Plains Ojibway], my ancestral roots are Anishinaabe. I have been drawn to this movement and my voice is wholly authentic and endorsed by this community of artists. This has served as a calling for me, and has proven to be immensely fulfilling artistically.

Because the lived experiences of Indigenous Peoples under colonial dominance represent a set of Common Truths, this project looks to another shared manifestation within Indigenous cultures to confront them: the organization of social structure and roles as represented by the clan system and the totems. For purposes of this project I use the corresponding Anishinaabe/Ojibway term doodem. [The works and titles] outline the connections I am making between the five classes within Anishinaabe clan structure [using four representative doodem per class] in order to confront 20 common truths impacting Indigenous people. References drawn from the TRC, the media, and/or the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, are included for each of the 20 Common Truths.”

Family Ties (OSAC)

November 1 -23, 2020 in Mistasinihk Place Gallery – Free

Education Packages available for teachers

Belinda Harrow, Twenty Seven, embroidery thread, felted wool, 50.7cm x 40.7cm, 2019

Toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program, curated by Zoë Schneider, this exhibit features the work of 4 artists who explore familial bonds through embroidery. Watch for some local input from a La Ronge artist in conjunction with this show, and Covid19 permitting, we hope to have additional programming in the form of a workshop on a similar theme.

Family Ties explores familial bonds through the medium of embroidery. Halifax based artist Elizabeth Munro creates embroidered and surface manipulated non-objective ‘portraits’ of her parents that include audio elements to convey impressions of her parents from childhood; providing a nuanced concept of a portrait filtered through the subjective experience of one person’s memory. Regina based artist Belinda Harrow reproduces photographs of her maternal grandmother at different ages into embroideries. Floating within the outlines of the human figure are colourful depictions of animals. The outlines of the humans are black thread on a cream felt background while the animals are vibrantly hued. Moose Jaw based artist Jennifer McRorie reimagines her daughters’ drawings in ‘whitework’; a type of embroidery where the colour of embroidery threads are the same colour as the fabric on which they are embroidered. McRorie states that “I was compelled to make this series of work as I wanted to honour my daughter, who was born with a genetic disorder, to recognize her voice, abilities and creativity. I love her drawings, her wonderful expression of line and so by embroidering her drawings, I’m acknowledging that even though she is marked by her genetics or biology, she will make her own mark, hence the title of the series.” Wendy Winter is a Regina based artist that uses embroidery on vintage and upcycled fabrics to interpret her daily life and personal philosophy. The artists in this exhibition use embroidery in different ways to consider the complexities of the bonds with our families.

Geoff Phillips: Plantscapes of the Prairies

December 1-23, 2020 in Mistasinihk Place Gallery – Free

Education Packages available for teachers

Geoff Phillips, Grasslands Seventy Mile Butte, oil on canvas, 4.5 ft x 5.5 ft, 2017

As always, we hope to include a bit of local flavour with this exhibit. Watch for details to follow in November.

Phillips created Plantscapes of the Prairies to challenge people to look closer at their environment, to see it in new ways, to challenge himself to learn about the different species found in our South Western Saskatchewan landscape, and to illustrate a new world of plant life underfoot. Many people rarely envision the species we walk on as having any artistic merit, interest, or importance. There are myriads of colour, form, and interconnection there for the observant in the Grasslands National Park, Cypress Hills Centre Block, Cypress Hills West Block, and the Frenchman River Valley that inspired Phillips’ work. The parks seemed very important in keeping rare species of plants and preserving the natural grasslands and forest ecosystems. Without these parks there would not be any natural land to explore as an artist, but the real cost is on the ecosystems and animals they sustain.

Phillips’ process includes driving to locations in South Western Saskatchewan, mountain biking with rolled canvas in his knapsack, finding a section of land, unrolling the primed canvas on the ground, paint-sketching the scene/plants, and rolling it back up to stretch and paint in oils later in his studio. He takes many close-up photographs of the various elements and plants found within the scene. Some photos are chosen for reference and printing. These photos along with the paint sketch and the artists memory/experience of the land inform the painting process. Without that one-on-one with the land the painting has no life.

January in the Mistasinihk Gallery

January’s exhibit will feature the work of local artist(s), with details yet to come. Watch here and on our Facebook page for announcements.

February in the Mistasinihk Gallery

February’s exhibit will feature the work of local artist(s), with details yet to come. Watch here and on our Facebook page for announcements.

March in the Mistasinihk Gallery

March’s exhibit will feature the work of local artist(s), with details yet to come. Watch here and on our Facebook page for announcements.

 April Open Art Exhibit

April 1 to April 30, 2021 in Mistasinihk Place Gallery  – Free

April is our Annual Open Art Exhibit, where we feature the work of La Ronge area artists.

It is always fun to see the work of old favourites and be introduced to folks whose work we haven’t seen before. An Opening Reception is planned (date to be announced) so come out to enjoy some refreshments, meet some of the artists and be inspired by the talent we have in this community.

This exhibit is open to all members of the La Ronge area community and is planned to hang from April. 1-30, 2021. There is no theme, so all of your artwork is eligible (as long as it is suitable for display in a public building which is not primarily an art gallery). Art can be either two or three dimensional, and in any medium. Artwork must be ORIGINAL, so no copies, patterns, kits, etc. Work is limited to two pieces per artist.

All La Ronge area artists are invited to submit work for this exhibit. Use the link button below to access the registration form which contains important dates and guidelines for hanging. Artists are invited to submit work to this exhibit by sending the form attached here to the La Ronge Arts Council at larongeart@gmail.com.

 

April Open Art Registration

Annual School Art Show, 2021

May 1 to May 31 in Mistasinihk Place Gallery – Free

Following established tradition, the La Ronge Arts Council is once again planning the Annual School Art Show for MAY, 2021. All students from all of the Tri-Community elementary and high schools are eligible to display their work in this exhibit. Submitted work will be hung in ‘the Gallery’ at Mistasinihk Place for the entire month of May.

Each participating school will be responsible for its own submissions, preparation for hanging, labeling and the actual hanging and takedown of the artworks. Ideally, a staff member at each school will act as a coordinator for this show. Pretty well anything goes…..two dimensional or three dimensional artwork in any medium, with the following guidelines:

  • Work must be original. No copies, kits, patterns, colouring pages, etc.
  • Individual students are limited to 1 piece each.
  • Please do not submit work that is fragile and won’t stand up to traveling, handling, and hanging. (dry leaves, noodles, etc.)
  • 2-dimensional pieces should be mounted on construction paper or another background to provide a pleasing presentation. (Keep in mind that pieces shouldn’t be too heavy as we use Sticky-tack to attach artworks to the wall!)
  • For 3-dimensional artworks: We have limited space in 3 of the acrylic display cases in Mistasinihk Place for exhibiting small pieces. If you plan to submit pottery or other 3-D work, please let us know in advance so we can allocate space.
  • All pieces must be clearly labelled (label provided on attached sheet.)
  • Pieces must be delivered to Mistasinihk Place at a prearranged time for hanging. School representatives must hang their own work with the assistance of La Ronge Arts Council members. (On or around May 1, after school).
  • School representatives will takedown the show at a prearranged time at the end of the month and return the work to their schools.

 A Scavenger Hunt Sheet will be prepared and available to all schools and the general public, which will show a portion of several of the artworks. Hunters will be asked to identify the work and the artist to complete the scavenger hunt.

There will be no prizes for or judging of the artworks.

Please provide Lori Ulrikesen with the name of your school’s contact person/coordinator for this show. For more information, and to share your school’s contact person, please contact Lori Ulriksen at loriulriksen@nlsd113.ca or call her at GDCS 306-425-2997 or text her my personal cell 306-425-7045.

 

School Art 2021 Doc

Annual Mostly In Focus Photo Exhibit

June 1 to June 29, 2021 in Mistasinihk Place Gallery – Free

Following established tradition, The La Ronge Arts Council is planning our Annual “Mostly In Focus” Photography Exhibit for June, 2021. There is no theme, so all of your photographs are eligible (as long as they are suitable for display in a public building which is not primarily an art gallery).

This exhibit is open to all members of the La Ronge area Tri-community.

Your ART: Photographs! That’s it in a word!
Work is limited to two pieces per artist.
It must be ready to hang in our Mistasinihk Place gallery space, which for photographs means framed, with a wire hanger or large D-rings on the back that can be used to hang on S-hooks. Small, framed photos can also be displayed in the cases for safety. (Space is limited so please let us know your requirements so we can allot space accordingly.)

Follow the link to the registration form, which includes all details including important dates!

 

Mostly in Focus Registration

July in the Mistasinihk Gallery

TBA

August in the Mistasinihk Gallery

TBA