Ian Connors is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Taos Clay in El Prado,
NM. He recently achieved his BFA with a concentration in Ceramics from
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. You can find more images at www.ianconnors.com or on Instagram @ianjconnors
Ian Connors is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Taos Clay in El Prado,
Located in the heart of the old town Vallauris, on the French Riviera,
A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence), a non-profit Association,
welcomes artists from around the world to meet with local artists and to
research and create new works in a unique setting.
A.I.R. Vallauris accommodates several artists at a given time for a given
time period in its residence and studios. Using different mediums, artists
(ceramists, sculptors, painters, photographers, video and multimedia) work
from an equipped studio, live in individual furnished spaces and are
afforded access to a gallery where their works are displayed and
celebrated at the end of their residency period. Media involvement
encourages the interest of an invited and engaged audience. Over the
thirteen year period, from April 2002, over 200 artists of 30 different
nationalities have participated in the A.I.R. Vallauris program. We invite
you to look at Facebook photo gallery (A.I.R. Vallauris) that we regularly
update and that covers most of our activities (www.air-vallauris.org).
We are currently accepting applications for our 2015 season. If you are
interested in applying for the 2015 season, the application form is
available at this link:
Applications for residencies are accepted throughout the year with
deadlines generally being the first Sunday of each month. The next
application deadlines are February 1, 2015 and March 1, 2015.
We recommend you submit your application as early as possible as your
submission date may be taken into consideration for time-slot selection
priority. The application materials can be submitted by email. Information
concerning the costs and lodging are further elaborated on the application
1, Bd des deux Vallons
May 31 – Jun 6
Explore how form
and surface in pottery can be used to tell stories about human
connection. Instruction will include how to throw pots and add
sculptural elements to a basic form; use non-ceramic materials on
various clay surfaces; use collage elements and easily available
materials to best advantage; create and apply decals; and generate new
ideas. Discuss the pros and cons of down-firing. For all levels.
Find out more about this workshop and many others with artists such as: Bob Green, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Sarah Jaeger, Lisa Houck, Mark Shapiro, Valerie Gilman, Hayne Bayless, Chandra DeBuse, Steve Theberge, Christy Knox, Tiffany Hilton, Molly Hatch, Elaine Buss, and Kyle Carpenter.
March 06, 2015
The Curatorial Director brings
artistic vision, leadership and museum/gallery experience to the
MJM&AG, and is responsible for crafting a year-round schedule of
exhibitions that are challenging, innovative, and relevant to the
community. In addition they are responsible for overseeing the care and
development of the collection and all aspects of the education program.
The MJM&AG operates both a history museum (3800 sq ft) dedicated
to the history of Moose Jaw and area, and an public art gallery (4200
sq ft) exhibiting a variety of contemporary and historical exhibitions.
The MJM&AG is in a purpose built museum/gallery adjacent to the
public library in beautiful Crescent Park and welcomes over 30,000
visitors per year. Operating under the guidance of a non-profit Board of
Directors the Curatorial Director and Administrative Director
cooperatively guide all aspects of the organization. The MJM&AG
permanent collection consists of approximately 5500 human history
artifacts and 3300 pieces of art.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Curatorial Director is responsible for the performance of the following:
– Initiate and organize exhibitions, including research, writing,
selection of works, arrangements for loans, supervision of related
publications, design, installation, and touring arrangements.
– Plan and schedule borrowed exhibitions, including coordinating
insurance, shipping, other touring arrangements, and installation.
– Manage development of permanent exhibits and capital projects in concert with the Administrative Director.
– Plan and prepare effective and innovative interpretive programs,
including artist lectures, tours, writing text and title panels, and to
coordinate program delivery with the Administrative Director, Education
Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant.
– Manage the collections, including acquisitions, research,
interpretation and exhibition of permanent collections, registration and
care of the collections, and preparation and maintenance of insurance
reports in concert with the Administrative Director.
– Prepare funding applications to municipal, provincial and federal
agencies with the Administrative Director, and to maintain contact with
those agencies and file reports as required.
– Direct and supervise the activities of the Education Coordinator,
Curatorial Assistant, and paid or volunteer staff working in the areas
of exhibition installation, collections care and management, and summer
– Provide the necessary information and direction to enable the
Administrative Director to prepare a detailed annual budget for the
Board of Directors.
– Oversee Resource Centre development.
– Oversee inventory purchases and display in the Museum Shop.
– Oversee all areas of design and display, including exhibits,
signage, promotional materials and all decisions that affect the image
of the organization.
– Follow established Museum policy and work with the Board and
Administrative Director in the development of policy and short- and
– Attend Board meetings, Committee meetings, as required, opening receptions and other similar functions.
– Assist other organizations in areas of expertise.
Qualifications – A Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Art
History, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies, Fine Art or a related
field, with recent, relevant museum/gallery experience at a level
appropriate to this positions responsibilities; substantial knowledge of
Saskatchewan and Canadian art history, an appreciation and commitment
to programming that engages the public, fiscal management and
supervisory skills, and significant grant writing experience. Desirable
special skills and abilities would include: superior written
communication skills, excellent time management skills and the ability
to manage multiple tasks, excellent aesthetic judgment abilities, and
the demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Candidates with
experience working in both history museums and art galleries are
particularly encouraged to apply. For questions or concerns please
Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experiences,
complemented with a benefits package; salary range $82,021 to $102,517.
Please apply by mail with a Letter of Application addressing the above responsibilities and qualifications,
Resume and contact information for three references.
Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
Mail to: Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, 461 Langdon Crescent, Moose Jaw, SK. S6H 0X6.
April 3 – 26, 2015
A Premiere Showcase of Excellence in Craft
The Carnegie Craft Juried Biennial Exhibition is an event that shows a
wide range of talent from Ontario-based craft practitioners.
Carnegie Craft 2015 is open to both emerging and established professional craftspeople.
Material categories that will be considered by the jury include
ceramic, wood, textile, metal, glass and mixed media. This is a great
opportunity to show your work, and to be considered for one of eight
During the evening of the opening reception on Friday, April 10th,
winners of the following awards will be announced: $1,000 for Best in
Show, two $500 Awards of Excellence, and five media-specific awards.
Carnegie Craft 2015 will be juried by digital images. Please refer to the image requirements in the Entry Form.
Download an entry form: Carnegie Craft 2015 Call for Entry
Entry Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015
The Carnegie Gallery | 10 King St. West, Dundas, ON | firstname.lastname@example.org | 905-627-4265