Check out the Spring Clean and Shine Art Show

courthouse logo colSpring Clean and Shine Art Show April 3-26th

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, why not join us at the Courthouse Art Gallery. We have a variety of new and established local artists presenting their original art work for sale.

We will also be offering gently used art related items collected for sale by NVCAC and VVA  members. Frames, easels, art books, original art, art supplies, etc.

Gallery is open Thursday 4-8pm, Friday and Saturday Noon-6pm.

For more information contact our Gallery Director, Meriel at artgallerynv@gmail.com or call 250-378-6515

April 1st Deadline for BASS Coast Art Grants

 

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BASS COAST is happening August 1-4th and they are looking for local area artists to participate. The deadline to apply with your proposal is April 1st! They are offering a variety of grants to support your project. Below is a bit of information on what they are looking for and an application can be found on their website. The theme of this years festival is Muntiny: Organize/Awaken/Unite/Create!

GRANTS COVER UP TO 50% OF YOUR PROJECT

Art grants are funded 100% by ticket sales! We operate with no sponsorship and are very proud that we able to allocate funds to put towards these creative collaborations.

It is our belief that this project should be assisting you in your installation’s budget requirements. The art grants provided are not intended to cover all your expenses. The art remains your property at the end of the festival and you have the artistic freedom to re-install the project at multiple exhibitions.

We are interested in funding up to 50% of your project and encourage artists to seek multiple sources of funding from other festivals and exhibits.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

This year we will be looking for installation projects that create an environment. For example instead of simply placing your installation on the ground we are looking for you to take things one step further. Ideas include creating a border, a seating area or an entrance. Make the viewer feel like they are entering into a unique space rather than just looking at a “sculpture”.

We are looking for interactive installations.

We are looking for installations that ask the viewer a question or spark conversation.

We are looking for installations that use salvaged materials.

This April join us for the Spring Clean and Shine Art Show

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This April we are inviting local artists to submit original art works that shine for sale. We will also be offering gently used art related items collected for sale by NVCAC and VVA  members. Frames, easels, art books, original art, art supplies,  Do yourself a favor, clean out your stash and make some cash.

Art show will run from April 3-26. For more information contact our Gallery Director, Meriel at artgallerynv@gmail.com or call 250-378-6515

Stop in and check out Dance into My Heart March Art Gallery show!

Final Dance PosterThere is still time to check out the March art Gallery Show, Dance Into My Heart at the Courthouse Art Gallery. Prizes have been awarded for Adult, youth and children categories for fine art and costume design, so come by and see the local talented artists in our community!

 

This show is co-sponsored by Nicola Valley Community Arts Council and the Courthouse Gallery as well as  the Love to Dance Studio and the Merritt Dance Society.  The goal of this partnership, has been to combine art and dance themes in one venue.  Part of the proceeds of this show and any work sold will be used as fundraising to assist in keeping the doors open for our local Dance studio.  We are once again showcasing local talent and happy to see so many youth participating in the show. We are really looking forward to having visitors drop in during the month to see these lively and inspirational offerings.

 

Art Gallery are hours, Thursdays 4-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 12-6pm. Gallery is located at 1840 Nicola Ave. Admission is always free.

 

 

Reception for Dance Into my Heart Fri, March 7th

Layout 1March 7th from 5-7pm the Courthouse Art Gallery will be hosting the opening reception for the current show, Dance into my Heart. We are inviting the community to participate in the reception where prizes will be awarded in three categories, Adult, Youth and Child for submissions in fine art and costume design.

This show is co-sponsored by Nicola Valley Community Arts Council and the Courthouse Gallery as well as  the Love to Dance Studio and the Merritt Dance Society.  The goal of this partnership, has been to combine art and dance themes in one venue.  Part of the proceeds of this show and any work sold will be used as fundraising to assist in keeping the doors open for our local Dance studio.  We are once again showcasing local talent and happy to see so many youth participating in the show. We are really looking forward to having visitors drop in during the month to see these lively and inspirational offerings.

Art Gallery are hours, Thursdays 4-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 12-6pm. Gallery is located at 1840 Nicola Ave. Admission is always free.

 

 

 

March Call for art for Dance Into My Heart

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The Nicola Valley Community Arts Council and Love to Dance Academy present a juried community art show with a difference. Your artwork will not only be displayed in the Courthouse Art Gallery, you may also win a prize. The overall theme for the show is ‘Dance into My Heart’. There are two categories, Fine art (visual art, sculpture, photography) based on the theme above and a Costume Design theme based on your favourite character in dance.

Artists that would like to participate are encouraged to contact Lizette or Meriel.  All work should be ready to present and fine art should be framed, wired and ready for hanging.

A $2 entry fee is required for each piece submitted. There will be prizes for best in show for adults, youth and children categories. The deadline to submit work for entry is Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 4-6pm.

The show runs March 6-29th.  A reception will be held on Friday, March 7th from 5-7pm, everyone is invited to attend.

For more information, stop by during gallery hours.  Gallery hours are: Thursday 4-8pm Friday and Saturday 12pm -6pm.  The gallery is located in the Olde Courthouse Arts Centre at 1840 Nicola Avenue, Merritt. Admission is always free

For more information call Lizette at 250-378-9898 or Meriel at 250-378-6515

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Get your tickets today to La Vent du Nord!

Layout 1There is still time to get your tickets  to the Community Concert Series Season Finale of  Le Vent du Nord, March 14th @ 7:30pm:  at the Merritt Civic Centre.Le Vent du Nord is a French-Canadian folk music group from Quebec. The band, formed in 2002, performs traditional Québécois music (which is heavily influenced by Celtic music from both Ireland and Brittany), as well as original numbers in this style.

Check a sample of their music here:

Tickets are available at Black’s Pharmacy, Mandolin’s and Baillie House and are $22 for adults, Senior/Students $17, Children 7-13 $12

Thanks to our 2013/14 Sponsors which include:

Call for First Nations Artists June Stewardship Mother Earth Gallery Show

calling-all-artists-groovepress-art-handmadeStewardship Mother Earth
June 5th – 28th,2014

An all first Nations, Inuit and Metis Artists are invited to participate in a showing of work at the Courthouse Art Gallery in Merritt BC.

Theme: As stewards of the earth your work is a reflection of a valued place in community and this show is an invitation to share with others your particular vision of how we can work together to sustain the environment.

Fine art, photography, carvings, all forms of handwork, drums, rattles, ribbon shirts, beading or other items that have been created to reflect the theme of Stewardship, Mother earth and our connection to it, poetry, short story and drum songs that may be shared on CD are also welcome.

For more information please contact:
The Courthouse Art Gallery
Meriel Barber, Curator
1840 Nicola Ave, Merritt B.C
Tel: 250 378 6515
artgallerynv@gmail.com

A special reception is planned for on June 14, 2014 from 4-6 pm with traditional foods offered. Hand drummers will be welcome and we are looking for dancers from the area who are willing to share their gifts and talents with us as well in an exhibition dance
Submission deadline is: May 24, 2014

8th Annual Community Art Show Opens Tomorrow

nvcac community show feb2014 posterThe theme of the show is Things That Make Your Heart Smile which runs February 6-28th at the Courthouse Art Gallery. We hope you will join us in celebrating local artists in the community and vote for your favourite piece! The gallery is open Thursdays from 4-8pm, Friday and Saturday Noon-6pm.

There will be a reception with light refreshments Feb 7th, 4-6pm, and prizes: Best of Show $100, Viewer’s Choice $150, Youth Under 16 $50.

For more information contact: Meriel Barber, Gallery Director at 250-378-6515 or email artgallerynv@gmail.com

 

 

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Artist Calls – Feb. to Aug. in Merritt

Local artists and their artwork wanted for the following local art events. Check the “Artist Calls” page for details.

  • April 3-26  Spring Clean and Shine Art Show.  Local Artists are invited to submit original art works that shine for sale.
  • July 1-31   2nd Annual Merritt Art Walk.
  •  Aug. 1-4, Merritt - Bass Coast event. Bass Coast  is looking for local area artists to participate. We are offering a variety of grants to support your project.  More information at Bass Coast .