Arnica Artist-Run Centre

Arnica Artist-Run Centre Arnica Artist-Run Centre is a not-for-profit society that provides a supportive environment for emerging contemporary artists. https://www.facebook.com/groups/9199672495/?pnref=lhc
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Operating as usual

04/22/2019
Kazia Poore BFA 2019 graduate exhibition

Interview with Kazia Poore. A Polite Conversation is on now at the TRU Gallery.

A Polite Conversation is showing in the TRU Gallery from April 18 to May 3, 2019.

03/29/2019

Notice of Arnica Artist-Run Centre AGM
5-6:30 April 25 @ TRU

Call for Art
03/14/2019
About Art in Public Spaces - KAC

Call for Art

Art in Public Spaces | Year-round exhibitions Kamloops – businesses Check out our What’s On – Galleries & Exhibitions page to see...

There's some fantastic art in the airports! it makes waiting so much nicer.
03/14/2019
Kamloops Arts Council

There's some fantastic art in the airports! it makes waiting so much nicer.

This lists some of the reasons why our Art in Public Spaces program has been so well received in Kamloops!

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03/14/2019

Arnica Artist-Run Centre's cover photo

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11/14/2018

Arnica Artist-Run Centre's cover photo

10/20/2018

Features and closeups Of Z'otz* Collective & Carlos Colín works.

Instant hit!
09/29/2018

Instant hit!

Artwork registration form for the Members Show & Sale.Registration: Now - Nov 20Drop off works: Nov 20 - 21Pick up works...
09/27/2018

Artwork registration form for the Members Show & Sale.
Registration: Now - Nov 20
Drop off works: Nov 20 - 21
Pick up works: Dec 22

See membership forms as well.

Arnica Artist-Run Centre's cover photo
09/22/2018

Arnica Artist-Run Centre's cover photo

I pulled this oldie out. Members' Show and Sale! And in time for Christmas!
09/22/2018

I pulled this oldie out. Members' Show and Sale! And in time for Christmas!

Kamloops Arts Council
09/21/2018

Kamloops Arts Council

Kamloops Arts Council
09/21/2018

Kamloops Arts Council

Thanks KAC for hosting Z’otz* Collective and Carlos Colín collaborative drawing workshop!
09/21/2018

Thanks KAC for hosting Z’otz* Collective and Carlos Colín collaborative drawing workshop!

Here's a 360 degree photo of the Z'otz* collective drawing installation. Click on the photo to interact with it. Thanks ...
09/16/2018

Here's a 360 degree photo of the Z'otz* collective drawing installation. Click on the photo to interact with it.

Thanks to everyone who came to the opening last evening. As the new President of Arnica's Board, I can't emphasize enough how important you are to making an art community sustainable. I hope everyone else can make it there this next couple months. -Clement

Z'otz* Collective is drawing on the walls!And its fantastic!
09/13/2018

Z'otz* Collective is drawing on the walls!
And its fantastic!

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08/29/2018

Arnica Artist-Run Centre's cover photo

08/22/2018

Bring in your Nature's Fare Receipts!

08/22/2018

We are going to hold the Collaborative Art-Making Workshop : Cultural Stories, with Z’otz* Collective in Riverside Park, at the Kamloops Arts Council's Children’s Arts Festival!

Join us September 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm at the Arnica tent at Riverside Park.

I like the corner staircase!
08/05/2018

I like the corner staircase!

Its the same Courthouse ... but there aren't any houses or trees around it !!

This is a 360 degree photo of Mixed Signals, by Twyla Exner , currently occupying the main space at Arnica Artist-Run Ce...
07/29/2018

This is a 360 degree photo of Mixed Signals,
by Twyla Exner , currently occupying the main space at Arnica Artist-Run Centre. Click on the image or tilt your smartphone to move around the space.

In the Vault Space, Arnica is also is pleased to present The Middle by Joe Hambleton. These two artists explore the use of technology to differing ends; Exner combines tech with biology to create beautiful hybrids, while Hambleton uses computer programming to create a animated journey to nowhere.

The works in Twyla Exner’s Mixed Signals propose hybrids of technological structures and living organisms. They take form as abandoned technologies that have sprouted new life, that imitate nature, or biotechnological fixtures of the not-to-distant future. Belonging to a generation that witnessed the rapid evolution of technological advancement; groomed to embrace it yet able to recall life before, Exner is both fascinated and repelled by technology and its increasingly invasive role in our lives.

Twyla Exner is a BC based artist and educator. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Regina (SK) and a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio arts from Concordia University (QC). Her artworks have�been exhibited across Canada from Annapolis Royal, NS to Campbell River, BC to Dawson City, YT.

Working predominantly in 3D animation, Hambleton examines a Sisyphean relationship to a video game format of imagined advancement from one level to the next only to be thwarted at every turn. Visually saturated and complex environments seduce the participant into a journey to nowhere. In tongue-in-cheek fashion he states, “Stuck in the present, unable to let go of the past, afraid of the future. I struggle to find these words, the lack of progression in my life fills my mind. I believe I have plateaued. What once seemed achievable now seems out of reach. Each small advancement progressively takes more out of me. It makes me question whether I have the energy to make it to the end. I miss being oblivious.”

Joe Hambleton | Stasis in Flux
Joe Hambleton is a Canadian artist currently living in Toronto. His work has been shown internationally. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor and York University where he received his MFA in Visual Arts. He is currently teaching Digital Media and Art at York University, Centennial College and Toronto School of Art.

Arnica gratefully acknowledges the funding support of the Province of BC, BC Arts Council, Kamloops Arts Commission, the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

Twyla Exner's work is at Arnica Artist-Run Centre
07/06/2018

Twyla Exner's work is at Arnica Artist-Run Centre

Arnica Artist-Run Centre's cover photo
06/09/2018

Arnica Artist-Run Centre's cover photo

Arnica Artist-Run Centre's cover photo
06/08/2018

Arnica Artist-Run Centre's cover photo

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05/03/2018

Arnica Artist-Run Centre's cover photo

04/28/2018

With the start of the new programming year underway, we are honoured to welcome our new Executive Board of Directors.
President: Clement Yeh,
Vice President: Lyn Richards,
Treasurer: Marina Holden,
Secretary: Sophia Dodic

Farewell to our retiring Executive Board, and THANK YOU for your many years of service, vision, and perseverance.
Retiring President: Terryl Atkins
Retiring Secretary: Sue Buis.

Christine Beaton has retired from the role of Gallery Coordinator as well.
Arnica welcomes Ana Bayona as Gallery Coordinator.

These talented Artists are essential in governing and guiding the overall strategic direction of Arnica's future.

—Artistic Risk Taking Without Financial Risk? —by Anne BertrandDirector, ARCAIn light of recent events that have rocked ...
04/19/2018
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Artistic Risk Taking Without Financial Risk?

by Anne Bertrand
Director, ARCA

In light of recent events that have rocked the artist-run community, some made public, others not, I am reminded of the crucial role played by boards of directors in not-for-profit artist-run organizations in Canada. Board members are responsible for overseeing the health of organizations, even as they are usually the persons least involved in their day-to-day operations. This fact alone—a reality inherent to the structure of not-for-profits—is typically the single-greatest source of tension in organizations.

What is the role of administrators in member-driven organizations if not to ensure that this intrinsic, integral tension remains productive by putting in place and maintaining the processes necessary to the function of even the smallest liberal democratic societies? Imperfect as it is, democracy remains our best hope for ensuring that the users—the people who have a stake in any society—have clearly announced and delineated opportunities to voice their views in decisions that could place their organization at risk: in other words, holding annual and special meetings of members, as per the organization’s bylaws and best practices. When we examine our structures, employment contracts, policies, and decision-making processes, we take care of our organizations while simultaneously reducing our liability risks.

The role of an administrator boils down to a basic checklist, which includes, among other things, ensuring the organization’s financial stability and overall performance, as well as the proper hiring, supervision, and evaluation of management and staff. It also means putting in place a transition or succession plan as a way to mitigate the loss of organizational memory and potential risks to funding (most of these ruptures have affected funding). Another crucial point, considering the frequent turnover of volunteers in artist-run centres, is ensuring that the organization has policies in place to address board succession planning, recruitment, and orientation. None of these responsibilities are beyond the capabilities of even the smallest, even the most inexperienced groups, and should be seen instead as opportunities to reinforce identification with the specific role, culture, and methods of artist-run culture.

Haven’t reviewed your bylaws and other governance guidelines in a while? Why not renew your members’ involvement in the life of your organization by reviewing the existing decision-making processes and communicating them to all the members, and other users of the organization, at your next members’ meeting?

http://www.arca.art/en

Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for its support. Conférence des collectifs et des centres d'artistes autogérés remercie le Conseil des arts du Canada pour son soutien.

Arnica Artist-Run Centre's cover photo
04/06/2018

Arnica Artist-Run Centre's cover photo

Job Posting:  Administrative Assistant at Urban Shaman Gallery Job posting for ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Please pass to ...
03/28/2018
News & Events | Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery

Job Posting: Administrative Assistant at Urban Shaman Gallery

Job posting for ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Please pass to friends or your members. Any questions on the position please refer to the call and contact Daina.

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Liz Garlicki - Outreach Coordinator
Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art
203-290 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2
204.942.2674
urbanshaman.org

Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art is a nationally recognized leader in Aboriginal arts programming and one of the foremost venues and voices for Aboriginal art in Canada. Our focus on developing new programming and new ways of presenting it, have resulted in increased exposure and the expansi...

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Dear friends, members and colleagues,

After 15 years of operation providing the city of Kamloops with stimulating exhibition programming, we are writing to announce that Arnica Artist-Run Centre is transitioning out of our public gallery space at the Old Courthouse at the end of 2018. Our current exhibitions, Z'otz* Collective: Mulling over the Scenery and Carlos Colín: Embroideries, run until Nov 17, after which we will conclude our exhibition year with an Arnica Members’ Show and Sale Nov 23 through Dec 22.

Arnica was incorporated as a society in 2003 by students from the BFA program at the University College of the Cariboo. From that humble start, Arnica has transformed several times to accommodate the changing challenges of bringing contemporary art to Kamloops and the surrounding community. In 2008, Arnica became a charitable organization, and has provided artists with fair payment in the form of professional CARFAC fees since 2013. Arnica has operated on limited resources and extensive volunteerism for most of its existence, however, we must recognize that without a significant change to the structure and funding of Canadian artist-run centres in general and sufficient funding of professional arts organizations, the current model is not sustainable. Our transition in 2018 to a mentorship structure is another timely iteration in Arnica’s evolution.

Arnica is very proud of the many exhibitions, events and public outreach it has offered over the years. We would like to acknowledge the founding members – Sandra Scheller, Bill Doggart, Stephanie Farrell, Kelly Perry, Judith Smith and Jack Bayette – as well as many other members who have supported Arnica and helped it to grow into an organization that has served the community well. To the many artists who have worked with us during these years, we are most grateful. We are also deeply appreciative of the financial support from our many funding bodies and the practical support of our community of artists, curators, writers and volunteers.

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