Thursday, May 18, 2017

We're Hiring - Full Time Summer Positions from Young Canada Works!

Program Assistant
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1Y1

Wage: $12.50 per hour
Start date: June 12, 2017
End date: August 31, 2017
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday May 23, 2017 at
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 1Y1

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Program Assistant. The Program Assistant, supervised by the Gallery Director, will co-ordinate a number of special programs, including workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions, that have been developed to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial. The primary goal of the position is to ensure that these programs are well organized, well promoted and efficiently run. Tasks will include working directly with regional artists to develop and schedule programs; promoting the programs and events through traditional and on-line media to ensure that they are well-attended; assisting with installation of exhibitions; planning and scheduling celebratory events; analyzing and documenting the overall success of the programs. The candidate must be willing and able to work Sunday – Thursday during July and August. The ideal candidate will have some post-secondary training in visual arts, art history, museum studies and/or education. S/he will have a good understanding of and the ability to recognize different art media and exhibit meticulous attention to detail in his/her work. Solid computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful.

Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery as well as applying through the YCW website. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. Candidates must meet YCW eligibility requirements (www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca ) and be registered on the YCW website.


Curatorial Assistant
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1Y1

Wage: $12.50 per hour
Start date: June 12, 2017
End date: September 1. 2017
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday May 23, 2017 at
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 1Y1

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Curatorial Assistant. The Curatorial Assistant, supervised by the Gallery Director, will work with the GPAG Permanent Collection and temporary art exhibitions at the gallery. The primary goal of the position is to research and update information about select works in the collection (the Historic Canadian and Indigenous works) and prepare the information and documentation for inclusion in the newly launched collection digitization project. Tasks will include examining and inventorying artwork; research to develop accurate content for digitization; preparing artwork for exhibition; and preparing art based material for public presentation. Some general gallery duties such as assisting with exhibition installation and developing and distributing promotional materials will also be required. The ideal candidate will have some post-secondary training in visual arts, art history, cultural studies and/or museum studies. S/he will have a good understanding of and the ability to recognize different art media and exhibit meticulous attention to detail in his/her work. Solid computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful.


Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery as well as applying through the YCW website. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. Candidates must meet YCW eligibility requirements (www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca ) and be registered on the YCW website

Monday, May 08, 2017

We're Hiring! Summer Studio Instructor!

Summer Studio Instructor
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1Y1

Part Time - Contract
Wage: $25 per hour
Start date: July 10, 2017
End date:  August 25, 2017
Applications will be received 5pm, Tuesday, May 23
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 1Y1
gpag@grimsby.ca

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Summer Studio Instructor. The Summer Studio Instructor will be responsible for developing and running the summer children’s programs at the gallery. The ideal candidate will be an experienced art instructor/ practicing artist with a strong desire to work with children. He/she will be highly motivated, able to work with minimal supervision, and well organized. The incumbent must have good understanding of both contemporary and historic visual arts and experience with a variety of media.   Previous experience delivering hands-on activities for children in a gallery or museum educational programming setting would be a strong asset. Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain confidential information and computer literacy are expected.
Reporting to the Education Coordinator, the ideal candidate will have a least some post secondary training in visual arts, art history or museum studies. S/he will have experience working with a variety of art media as well as experience working with children. Fluency in English is required, a basic knowledge of French is an asset. Basic computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful. Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery.  Please note that all teaching hours are based on minimum registration enrollment.
Successful candidates will be expected to complete required Town of Grimsby Health and Safety training and provide a Police check for working with Vulnerable persons

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from designated equity groups of the Government of Canada, Ontario and the Niagara Region are strongly encouraged to apply. The Town of Grimsby welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

We're Hiring! Project Coordinator: Special Skills Summer Art Program

JOB OPPORTUNITY
Project Coordinator: Special Skills Summer Art Program
Part-time Contract Position: $20 Per Hour
(14 hours per week for 13 weeks)


Position Summary
The Special Skills Summer Art Program is an eight-week program designed to teach specific art techniques and media to teens and adults through a series of demonstrations and workshops during July and August. Topics will be inspired by GPAG exhibitions, works in the collection and the skills and talents of Niagara artists.

Reporting to the Gallery Director, the Project Coordinator: Special Skills Summer Art Program will be responsible for planning, organizing, promoting and running the Special Skills Summer Art Program. He/she will be familiar with the regional arts community and have the ability to contact and communicate with artists from across the Niagara region who are experts in their particular fields and will be potential instructors. These artists will also be an important means of promoting the program and a primary group of potential participants.

Regular Sunday hours are required. The following duties and responsibilities indicate the general nature and scope of work associated with the position.

Scope of Duties:
Develop a program of workshops and demonstrations to be presented on the days reserved for SSSAP programming. Engage the services of artists, establish material needs etc.
Develop and run a marketing plan for the SSSAP program
Work with individual artist instructors to ensure that all the necessary supplies and equipment are provided for each program.
Develop assessment tools that will capture the data needed to assess the success of the program
Attend programs as the official gallery representative. Document the programs as required for interim and end of project reporting.

Requirements:
Secondary School Graduation Diploma
Good understanding of regional arts community, art practices, media and materials
Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills
Strong computer and design skills

Assets:
Training in Fine arts and/or arts administration
Experience working in an arts organization

Special Conditions
This position is a temporary part time contract funded by a Niagara Investment in Culture grant. The successful candidate will be expected to work all of the Sundays in July and August when programming is scheduled.

Terms of Appointment:
Position to commence: June, 2017 and end September 2017
14 hours per week (including 4 on Sundays during July and August) at $20 per hour.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by 5:00 PM on Tuesday May 23, 2017 with the position title clearly indicated on and in the cover letter to:

Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane,
Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1
Email: gpag@grimsby.ca
Attention: Rhona Wenger, Director

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from designated equity groups of the Government of Canada, Ontario and the Niagara Region are strongly encouraged to apply. The Town of Grimsby welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Superhero Art Makers!

It’s time to Save the World! In this Super-fun series participants will use a variety of powerful art techniques to create their own superheroes. Bring your super art-making-powers and prepare to save the day! 




SUPERHERO ART MAKERS
With Hether Klesh
Ages 5-8
Saturdays: May 20 –June 24
12pm-2pm
6 Sessions
$75 Members/$82 Non-Members

Artist Talk with Tony Calzetta: This Sunday!

Join exhibiting artist Tony Calzetta Sunday, May 7 for a special artist talk!  Calzetta will talk about our current exhibition, Fabulous Fictions and Peculiar Practices as well as his process and performances.

Admission is free and all are welcome!




Leon Rooke’s narratives presented herewith are based on figments of Tony Calzetta’s graphic imagination…
The ‘Fabulous Fictions’ project began with an uncommon idea. Artist Tony Calzetta and his printmaker friend Dieter Grund … were looking for a project they could work on together. Tony suggested they collaborate with … novelist Leon Rooke to produce a limited edition livre d’artist. One twist to the project was that, instead of the customary practice of the artist illustrating the writer’s text, they would approach the Fabulous Fictions project the other way round.
Tony presented Leon with a number of small drawings. Leon wrote sketches for nineteen of the images, which artist and author then winnowed down to a select nine ‘Fabulous Fictions’. Tony reworked the original drawings and combined them with Leon’s texts and media that included intaglio, woodcut and digital printing. In addition, one of the drawings and its text, ‘How God Talks in His Sleep’, was re-imagined as an interactive paper sculpture and attached to the front of the slipcase…. Excerpt from Production Notes in The Porcupine’s Quill.
Fabulous Fictions comes to Grimsby as part of our regular spring celebration of the book arts. This elaborate and unusual collaboration is sure to intrigue, inspire and above all entertain viewers. First exhibited in 2016 at the Art Gallery of Peel, we thank curator Tom Smart and publisher Tim Inkster of The Porcupine’s Quill for their organizational work and insightful writings.  Special recognition also goes to Dieter Grund of Presswork Editions for his role in creating this work.

Tony Calzetta is a painter, draughtsman and printmaker who has recently relocated to Welland. A Governor-General Award winning novelist, poet and painter, Leon Rooke lives and works in Toronto.





Thursday, May 04, 2017

Call for Artists/Project Proposals: Through Our Eyes!




Grimsby Public Art Gallery will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a series of exhibitions that will take place in the Gallery lobby exhibition space throughout the year. Exhibitions will include the works and ideas from a broad range of community members and groups expressing diverse themes around Canada and Canadian heritage. Successful proposals will emphasize celebration, inclusion and participation.

Regional artists are invited to submit project proposals; these can be, but are not limited to
exhibition proposals that include a workshop component, projects that provide mentorship
opportunities, or group projects that generate a collaborative piece. GPAG is particularly
interested in proposals that will engage the Government of Ontario’s priority groups
(Indigenous, Francophone, LGBTQ, older adults and seniors, multicultural communities,
new Canadians, and persons with disabilities) or proposals from individuals who identify as
members of these communities.
Through Our Eyes is generously supported by the Province of Ontario and Ontario 150,
Community Celebration Program grant. Artist’s and mentorship fees will be paid for selected
projects.

Proposals must include:

• Project Description (500-max) describing the type of project you are proposing:
Exhibition/Workshop or mentorship project; solo, group or a collaborative; materials,
media, space, timeline and processes involved.
• Project Statement (300-max) describing how your project will address the Celebration
of Canada’s 150th year and Canadian heritage
• Visual Support Material - 3-5 images including examples of the work you’re proposing;
a description/sketch of new work you propose to create. (jpeg. under 1MB each)
• Image list - Title, Dimensions, Medium, Year, or description of a sketch submitted. If
proposing a video work please include Vimeo/YouTube links in image list.
• C/V

Submit: Please send PDF. documents and images to gpag.projectcoordinator@gmail.com
Deadline: Monday, May 15th, 2017, 11:59p.m.

Note* - If you are proposing an installation/participatory work, in terms of size, medium or
subject, please contact Rhona at the gallery (905-945-3246) or gpag@grimsby.ca to discuss
its feasibility.

Summer Employment Opportunities at GPAG!




Program Assistant
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1Y1

Wage: $12.50 per hour
Start date: June 12, 2017
End date: August 31, 2017
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday May 23, 2017 at
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 1Y1

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Program Assistant. The Program Assistant, supervised by the Gallery Director, will co-ordinate a number of special programs, including workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions, that have been developed to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial. The primary goal of the position is to ensure that these programs are well organized, well promoted and efficiently run. Tasks will include working directly with regional artists to develop and schedule programs; promoting the programs and events through traditional and on-line media to ensure that they are well-attended; assisting with installation of exhibitions; planning and scheduling celebratory events; analyzing and documenting the overall success of the programs. The candidate must be willing and able to work Sunday – Thursday during July and August. The ideal candidate will have some post-secondary training in visual arts, art history, museum studies and/or education. S/he will have a good understanding of and the ability to recognize different art media and exhibit meticulous attention to detail in his/her work. Solid computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful.

Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery as well as applying through the YCW website. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. Candidates must meet YCW eligibility requirements (www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca ) and be registered on the YCW website.


Curatorial Assistant
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1Y1

Wage: $12.50 per hour
Start date: June 12, 2017
End date: September 1. 2017
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday May 23, 2017 at
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 1Y1

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Curatorial Assistant. The Curatorial Assistant, supervised by the Gallery Director, will work with the GPAG Permanent Collection and temporary art exhibitions at the gallery. The primary goal of the position is to research and update information about select works in the collection (the Historic Canadian and Indigenous works) and prepare the information and documentation for inclusion in the newly launched collection digitization project. Tasks will include examining and inventorying artwork; research to develop accurate content for digitization; preparing artwork for exhibition; and preparing art based material for public presentation. Some general gallery duties such as assisting with exhibition installation and developing and distributing promotional materials will also be required. The ideal candidate will have some post-secondary training in visual arts, art history, cultural studies and/or museum studies. S/he will have a good understanding of and the ability to recognize different art media and exhibit meticulous attention to detail in his/her work. Solid computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful.


Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery as well as applying through the YCW website. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. Candidates must meet YCW eligibility requirements (www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca ) and be registered on the YCW website

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Mother's Day at GPAG!

Give Mom the gift of art! Bring Mom to the gallery for a personal tour of Fabulous Fictions and Peculiar Practices. Many beautiful handmade gifts any mother would love are available in the Gallery shop –  take advantage of our Mother’s Day Sale! Creative kids can make mom her very own pinwheel at the Second Sunday family activity workshop.


Monday, May 01, 2017

Steampunk Dragon Drawing with Lisa Agnew!

We have an exciting course for ages 8-12. Join us for Steampunk Dragon Drawing! This awesome course will allow students to explore the world of gadgets, gears, goggles, scales, wings, teeth and tails while learning basic drawing techniques to create your very own bio-mechanical dragon!



Artist Talk with Tony Calzetta: This Sunday!

Join exhibiting artist Tony Calzetta Sunday, May 7 for a special artist talk!  Calzetta will talk about our current exhibition, Fabulous Fictions and Peculiar Practices as well as his process and performances.
Admission is free and all are welcome!



Leon Rooke’s narratives presented herewith are based on figments of Tony Calzetta’s graphic imagination…
The ‘Fabulous Fictions’ project began with an uncommon idea. Artist Tony Calzetta and his printmaker friend Dieter Grund … were looking for a project they could work on together. Tony suggested they collaborate with … novelist Leon Rooke to produce a limited edition livre d’artist. One twist to the project was that, instead of the customary practice of the artist illustrating the writer’s text, they would approach the Fabulous Fictions project the other way round.
Tony presented Leon with a number of small drawings. Leon wrote sketches for nineteen of the images, which artist and author then winnowed down to a select nine ‘Fabulous Fictions’. Tony reworked the original drawings and combined them with Leon’s texts and media that included intaglio, woodcut and digital printing. In addition, one of the drawings and its text, ‘How God Talks in His Sleep’, was re-imagined as an interactive paper sculpture and attached to the front of the slipcase…. Excerpt from Production Notes in The Porcupine’s Quill.
Fabulous Fictions comes to Grimsby as part of our regular spring celebration of the book arts. This elaborate and unusual collaboration is sure to intrigue, inspire and above all entertain viewers. First exhibited in 2016 at the Art Gallery of Peel, we thank curator Tom Smart and publisher Tim Inkster of The Porcupine’s Quill for their organizational work and insightful writings.  Special recognition also goes to Dieter Grund of Presswork Editions for his role in creating this work.

Tony Calzetta is a painter, draughtsman and printmaker who has recently relocated to Welland. A Governor-General Award winning novelist, poet and painter, Leon Rooke lives and works in Toronto.