Art Kids – Call for Submissions

The Monashee Arts Council (MAC) is looking for artists twenty five and under who love the arts and would like to showcase their work!

So if you or someone you know enjoys creating works of art? Be it drawing, painting, photography, sculpting, pottery, beading, wood carving, sewing or weaving, the Monashee Arts Council wants to know!

The Monashee Arts Council members hope this show will encourage our talented local youth to get involved and go public with their work. There will be a people’s choice prize and an opportunity to sell your work.

 

Arts and Culture Program Coordinator – Job Posting

Do you love the arts? Do you want to see culture thrive in our rural and village community? The Monashee Arts Council is looking for someone to take up the role of part time coordinator

The position is 16 hours per week

Applicant should be able to self-direct but also work cooperatively with a volunteer board and other volunteers.

Speaking and writing skills are essential.

Tasks include:

    • researching funding sources for new and ongoing arts and culture activities; preparing grant applications in conjunction with the board
    • maintaining correspondence, mailing and membership lists; maintaining records; bank deposits
    • working cooperatively with the Village Gallery subcommittee of the Monashee Arts Council
    • maintaining a regular Monashee Arts Council presence in print and social media including website; writing articles, proofreading articles; competency with social media, and word processing essential
    • assembling a monthly newsletter to members;
    • assisting the board in the preparation of an annual budget to support the implementation of the Arts and Culture Master Plan Goals;
    • assisting the board in developing and supporting arts and cultural programming for youth and adult members of the community. 

The position starts August 26th.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday August 25 noon. Applications can be dropped off at the Village Gallery between 10 and 4pm Mon to Saturday. or by email to monasheeartscouncil@gmail.com

References will be required

Call for Submissions – upcoming Art Show: Stronger Together

Call for Submissions: “Stronger Together”

The Monashee Arts Council (MAC) will be hosting its third gallery show this year which will showcase art created by MAC members, many who have supported the organization during its 20-year history. The Village Gallery (under the auspices of MAC) invites artists and artisans in the community to join MAC and participate in “Stronger Together” for the month of September. This is an open-theme exhibit for 2-D and 3-D artists and artisans who are current or new members of the Monashee Arts Council.

Submissions are limited to two (2) pieces per artist and need to be delivered to the gallery with application form by August 28-29th. Memberships may be renewed/obtained at time of delivery. MAC will need the following information for each piece of work:

Title, Medium, Size, Price (if selling), Description (how, why, when or where), Name of Artist.

(Please note that the Monashee Arts Council will receive 40% commission on any art sold during this show.)

Membership is $15 per calendar year and is open to all who want to see the arts flourish in the area. Please pick up your MAC membership and application forms  at the Village Gallery, 1975 Vernon Street. (Highway 6). You can also request these documents by email: monasheeartscouncil@gmail.com

 For further information email us or call: 778-473-3029.

Beyond the Mask: A Collection of Pandemic Quarantine Art 2020

During the quarantine, Lumby resident, Ernie Hurd joined the Facebook page “A World of Hearts” and decided to contribute to the theme.  With help from his siblings, he cut out a line of plywood hearts and placed them along Whitevale Road at the edge of his property and posted photos to the “A World of Hearts” page.  The 12 pieces he collected from various artists shown on that FB page will be exhibited at the show.

Would you like to add your art to this show?

The Monashee Arts Council is putting out a call to local artists who have created works during the past four months.  The show will be mounted on Sunday, August 2nd and will run from August 3-29, 2020 at The Village Gallery.  Photography, paintings, drawings, and a limited amount of 3D art will be accepted.  Many people have used the time to unleash their inner artist and express feelings about the pandemic as well as the quarantine.

To enter please submit a photo of your piece and a brief statement about it to the Monashee Arts Council either via email (monasheeartscouncil@gmail.com) or in person at 1975 Vernon Street (The Village Gallery/MAC office) on or before Wednesday, July 29th at noon.  Accepted entries will be received at the Monashee Arts Council office on Friday, July 31st (10am-4pm) and we require those participants to purchase or renew their MAC membership at that time to take part in the show.

For more information, please call the office at 778-473-3029 or contact Robin LeDrew at 250-547-6397.

The Village Gallery & the Monashee Arts Council office are open 10am-4pm, Monday-Saturday.  The Monashee Arts Council staff member is onsite on Wednesdays & Thursdays.

We look forward to seeing what you’ve been busy creating!

New Faces, Familiar Faces… Meet the MAC Board of Directors!

What an exceptional evening!  Our AGM & 20th Anniversary Celebration was a huge success and we’d like to thank everyone who came out to reminisce and dream about the future of MAC.  We have some new faces who have joined our board of directors as well as some familiar faces who will be continuing with us to keep moving forward in creative and dynamic ways.

Meet the Artist Project

Meet the Artist Project – call for participating artists

The Monashee Arts Council has entered into an agreement with the Okanagan Regional Library (Lumby) to offer a program to raise the awareness in the community of our local artists.  This project will provide a venue for local artists to showcase their work in the Lumby Branch, as well as take part in evening/weekend events during which the public can meet the artists to discuss their pieces

MAC’s 20th Anniversary Year

We are celebrating our 20th year of sharing & promoting arts & culture in our region!

 

We are going through our records to create a truly special celebration of this and we would love to hear from YOU!

Cultural Survey

The Monashee Arts Council is taking a Cultural Survey of Lumby, Whitevale, Mabel Lake, Lavington/Coldstream, Cherryville and the surrounding areas. Are you an artist, sculptor, potter, performer, writer, playwright or any other type of cultural creative? Let us know who you are!  MAC directors will be doing interviews to discover what talents are in the area.

Almost 2 Decades of MAC

Supporting Arts & Culture in the Community for almost Two Decades!

The Monashee Arts Council has been actively working on bringing artistic and cultural events to Lumby and the surrounding areas for almost two decades!
We take great pride in being able to support both our local artists and supporters of the arts.  We are a dedicated group of volunteers (with the support of our Arts & Culture Program Coordinator, Jennifer Greenwood), who are committed to continuing this important work in the community.  We always welcome new members to join us in our activities.  If you’d like to join the arts council and/or volunteer to help with one of our many rewarding committees/projects, please contact Jennifer at the MAC office located in the Village Gallery at 1975 Vernon St., in the heart of Lumby, by phone at 778-473-3029 or by email at monasheeartscouncil@gmail.com
We’d love to hear from you!