November 17, 2016

Shaw Conference Centre to Showcase Local Artists

The Shaw Conference Centre (SCC) is offering local artists a chance to have their artwork displayed to over 500,000 guests annually. Submissions are being accepted until January 8, 2017.

Artists are encouraged to visit the public spaces of the convention centre and visualize where they can see their artwork being displayed. Artwork must be representative of the culture or geography of Edmonton, and can take the form of ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking or photography. Those selected will have the opportunity to sell their piece after being on display for one year.

“With over 650 events booked at our venue each year, this is a perfect opportunity to showcase the talent of Edmonton artists to our community and guests from across Canada and the world,” says Lisanne Lewis, General Manager, Shaw Conference Centre. “The new program will help us activate underutilized space and allow Edmontonians to see their convention centre as a community canvas.”

An iconic Edmonton venue, the Shaw Conference Centre has supported local artists by displaying their work both in and outside the venue for over 30 years. From the Paskwamostos (Bison) that stands guard over the River Valley and gigantic murals by Clay Ellis in the Hall D foyer to the pARTnership Gallery featuring the work of grade 1 to 12 students, locals and visitors from around the world can be seen stopping to snap a photo or pose for a memento in front of these works.

Selected artists will be paid full artist fees according to Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC) and all submissions will be judged by a panel of employees from Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. For full details, visit http://bit.ly/2fWEjhP.

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