JOB POSTING

Gabriola Arts Council is seeking a new Executive Director.

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Gabriola Arts Council, working closely with the Board of Directors and staff. The ED is the face of the organization and is responsible for overseeing strategy, financial performance, programs, events, and administration. Read more…

Hello dear friends, artists, and art lovers

This note is to share some news with you about me and the Arts Council. I will be moving on from GAC early in the new year, leaving this job that I have loved for the past eight years.
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2020 Studio Tour Registration

Opens: Dec. 9 at 10 am

Closes: Dec. 12 at 5 pm

For complete registration details, see the Studio Tour website.

Don’t miss out! There is no cap to the number of studios this year, but we will be limiting numbers by adhering firmly to the registration deadline. Please ensure your inclusion in Tour 2020 by having your application with its accompanying components and full payment submitted by Dec. 12 at 5 pm.

Isle of the Arts Festival 2020 — Workshop Submission

Isle of the Arts Festival | Gabriola Island | April 2 to 12, 2020

Are you interested in offering a workshop at the Isle of the Arts Festival in April 2020? Please complete the form below in as much detail as possible.

Submission deadline: December 13

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Looking for Artists to Teach Workshops at GES

GAC is working with Gabriola Elementary School and the Intergenerational Land-Based Learning For Reconciliation project, supported by Simon Fraser University.

We are inviting applications from artists to conduct a series of three workshops with students from Gabriola Elementary School. We are looking for projects in a range of artistic disciplines that relate to the theme of Land-Based Learning. We welcome the work of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, and we hope that the project will testify to the value of art for communicating and exploring diverse understandings of land, colonization, and reconciliation on Coast Salish territory.

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Studio Tour 2020 – Planning Meeting

Hey Gabriola Artists!

Did you participate in the 2019 Studio Tour? Are you planning to participate in 2020? Please come to the Studio Tour Planning Meeting on Wednesday, November 13 at 6 pm at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre. We will report on 2019, including a review of the visitor and artist survey results, and talk about plans and schedules for 2020. We might even talk about 2021, when we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Gabriola’s Thanksgiving Studio Tour.
All are welcome to attend this meeting. No registration is necessary.
Wednesday, November 13 | 6 pm | Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre
image by Else Bluethner

Gabriola Reads Results!

Congratulations to all five book champions who so eloquently and passionately defended the book they felt was the quintessential Canadian novel. Chris Straw, defending Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, received the most votes from the enthusiastic audience — way to go, Chris!
This sold-out event, hosted warmly by Sheryl MacKay from CBC’s North by Northwest, was co-hosted by the Friends of Gabriola Library. Money raised through the raffle will be shared with the Gabriola Elementary School Library.

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