2020 Christmas Store now open!

“We miss the gift shop.”  The community has asked and we have listened! Monashee Arts Council will be hosting a Christmas Store at the Village Gallery from November 2nd to December 24th

            The people of our community want to be able to continue to support the local crafters and artisans, and we have tried our best to find a way to do so. 

Creating a Christmas store that allows our community to have the pleasure of shopping while still maintaining a health conscious environment in this time of social distancing.

Please be sure to visit us at the Village Gallery, 1975 Vernon Street. (Highway 6).

Call for Artist and Crafters

From November 1st to December 24th the Monashee Arts Council will be hosting a Christmas market at the Village Gallery to bring together artisans and shoppers for this Christmas season in a way that respects current health regulations while promoting the enjoyment of the local seasonal shopping experience.

We will be displaying vendors’ work while encouraging the customers to contact the vendor directly to purchase.

Deadline for applications will be Oct 30, we ask that artists provide 3-4 pieces as well as a, photo, Bio with a description of work and sample business card.

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

2nd Hand Arts Supplies Sale! October 31st!!

Make this your Halloween stop! (Guaranteed to last longer than candy!) The second hand art supply sale will be on all day (10 to 4) on October 31 in front of the Village Gallery 1975 Vernon Street. If you have any supplies (or art) that you want to pass on please let us know (we can pick things up ) or bring it down on Friday the 30th or Saturday the 31.

Happy Halloween!

Important changes to RDNO grants!!

We have been informed that the Regional District annual grants have changed. The “Arts and Culture” section of the mandate is now separate from “recreation & parks” Therefore we will have a separate budget line.

The time for input in respect of next year’s funding is NOW!

http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/recreation/community-grants/white-valley-parks-recreation-and-culture-community-grants?fbclid=IwAR3yEn1XqCJhVQgSykXkgcXfOfXL0ahMQs0ZdqfXaElexZC0kALBS_fFOWE

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

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