Tuesday, May 26, 2009

2 Calls to Artists: Filling Station Blow Out fest 09


The Filling Station Independent Press & Arts Fair
AND The Filling Station Blow-Out Art Show & Sale

Summary of Two Calls:

Filling Station Magazine, an innovative literary & arts magazine based in Calgary, invites artists to submit to our first annual Filling Station Blow-Out Art Show, curated by multidisciplinary artist, ACAD grad, and Lucid Designs founder Janet Biagioni. We are also inviting the participation of small press publishers and artists alike in our Independent Press & Arts Fair!

About the Independent Press & Arts Fair:

The Independent Press & Arts Fair will take place from 10-4 pm on Saturday July 4 2009. Tables are just $20, or $10 with the donation of a prize to our Silent Auction. To differentiate the Fair from the Art Show, we would especially like to accommodate artists producing art objects rather than strictly visual work. If you would be interested in purchasing a table, please reply to Managing Editor Laurie Fuhr via meditor.fs@gmail.com Laurie can also be reached by cell phone at 403-999-2566. Space at the Fair will fill up fast, so we hope to hear from you soon!

About the Blow Out Art Show & Sale:

Due to restrictions for hanging art in Arrata Centre (a heritage building), we challenge artists to find new and interesting means of displaying their art for this show. For visual artists, items can be affixed with wall-friendly materials like white Uhu tack, displayed using traditional free-standing options like easels or stand frames, or use can be made of unexpected solutions like laundry drying racks, planters, bicycles, etc. Visual and sculpture artists may both submit image files or queries via email to curator Janet Biagioni janet@luciddesigns.ca for the Blow-Out Art Show. To mirror the content of our innovative and original magazine, innovative and original submissions are preferred. Artists are encouraged to provide an artist statement including a means for potential customers to reach you if your work is for sale, and pricing for sale work. Artists may set up their work on Thursday July 2 from 6-10 pm or on Friday July 3 from 6-7 pm. Art will be on display on July 3 and 4 during other events of the Blow Out (2 reading & performance events, a concert, and a DJ night), and a reception will take place from 12-4 on Saturday July 4 including music and refreshments.

Where it’s all Happening:

These events takes place in the heart of downtown Calgary in the beautiful Arrata Opera Centre, a converted cathedral. Just steps from 17th Avenue, we not only get visitors who have heard about our Fair in the media, but also visitors who have been drawn down the street thanks to advertisements along 17th Avenue on the day of the event.

About Filling Station Magazine & The Blow Out:

Filling Station Magazine is an innovative Calgary literary & arts magazine with national distribution. We are a Non-Profit Society registered with the Government of Alberta. This year, Filling Station Magazine’s 5th Annual Blow-Out will take place on July 2 at Pages, and July 3-4 at the Arrata Opera Centre. The Filling Station Blow Out is a festival which celebrates established and upcoming local writers, and also includes performance artists, visual artists, independent music, and Calgary's only Independent Press & Arts Fair. Unlike other local festivals, Blow Out puts clear emphasis on our Calgary literary community and plays a key role in energizing its members. The event also serves as Filling Station Magazine’s most crucial annual fundraiser.

For More Info:

Our website is currently under construction, so please keep an eye on our Blogspot at http://calgaryblowout.blogspot.com/

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Pookapalooza! Pooka Press celebrates 15 years!

filling Station magazine is proud to host a celebration of the 15th anniversary of Vancouver/Ottawa’s own Pooka Press. Publisher Warren Dean Fulton will be in Calgary to help us toast one of Canada’s most vital micropresses.

Since 1994, Pooka Press has published stellar poetry from many Canadian writers, both established and emerging, including such luminaries as George Bowering, Susan Musgrave, and bill bissett.

We hope you will join us for an evening of literary excitement and fun!

Featuring readings from:

Shannon Rayne
ryan fitzpatrick
Laurie Fuhr (launching her Pooka Press chapbook “night flying: cold lake poems”)
and Pooka Press publisher Warren Dean Fulton

Monday, June 15
Pages Books on Kensington
1135 Kensington Road N.W.
7:30 sharp

Reading is free and open to the public