3 'Call for Artists' Submission Opportunities! Plus Skirtoberfest a wonderful evening!
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3 ' Call for Artists' Submission Opportunities & Celebrating SkirtsAfire with Skirtoberfest!

Peep Show Skirt Installation Design Competition  
Visual Artists


Extended Deadline: November 8, 2014

Alberta Playwrights’ Network and SkirtsAfire are now accepting submissions for the third annual Peep Show, a tease of new plays that will be presented at the 2015 edition of SkirtsAfire herArts Festival taking place March 5-8, 2015 in Edmonton. 

• Submissions must be non-produced pieces written by Edmonton and area women. 
• Four plays will be chosen to have segments read by a cast of professional actors.

Submission guidelines are as follows:

• Your play must be received via e-mail by Saturday November 8, 2014
• Please include a cover letter with contact information, playwright biography 
and a synopsis of the play
• Plays must not have been previously produced or published
• No musicals are accepted

Please send submissions to:

Tracy Carroll
Alberta Playwrights’ Network

For more information visit our websites:

Skirts Installation Design Competition

Call for Entry: Designers

Found Items - Finding the magic in the mundane

Show us your creative side!
Skirts will be judged on creativity and use of materials. Skirts must be constructed only of found upcycled materials and must be wearable. Six skirts will be chosen to be constructed for the festival.  

The heat is on!
Entry submission deadline is November 28, 2014
Chosen designers will be notified by December 5, 2014 
Constructed skirts to be completed by February 20, 2015
Judging will begin February 23, 2015

How to enter
For Competition Guidelines and Design Entry Application, email the Competition Coordinator: 

Or, download Guidelines and Application and view previous year’s skirts at:
Painting by Jill Thomson, one of last year's SkirtsAfire visual artsits.

Call for Artists:

Everything Cannot Be True: art with/in the everyday

We are seeking applications from artists interested in exhibiting their work as part of the 2015 SkirtsAfire HerArts Festival.

Taking place March 5 - 8, 2015, the exhibit will occupy the main gallery at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, 9225 - 118 Avenue.This is a wonderful opportunity for your artwork to be presented to a diverse festival audience, partaking in Variety Showcases, Comedy, Theatre and Play Development, Music, Dance,Spoken word, Visual Art, Artistic Collaborations, Yoga, and Family events. 

Five artists will be chosen to display up to 3 works apeice, alongside two artists representing both the Nina Haggerty Centre and the SkirtsAfire Festival.

We are looking for women working in all mediums, and hoping for as vast a range as possible! Click to download the prospectus for further details on the focus of the exhibit.

Interested applications will submit at least 3 - 5 high quality images of completed work, included a bio and artist statement. Deadline for applications is Friday, December 19, 2014. Chosen artists will be notified by January 5, 2015.

A form for entry registration can be found here.

Pictured above (left to right - Michelle Brown, April Bannigan, Sharla Matkin, Stephanie Wolfe): A reading of a new play by Kristen Finlay in the Nina Gallery, in front of a painting in the SkirtsAfire 2014 gallery by Board Member and Visual Artist Jill Thomson.
 A wonderful evening!

Thank you to all who helped make our first SkirtOberfest! fundraiser on Saturday, October 25th such a success. The support was tremendous.

The Nina Art Gallery was a buzz with the sold out crowd, and the stunning line up of auction items. Thank you to Choklat, the wine and chocolate pairings were divine, and to Nuela Charles and The Lindsey Walker Band, the entertainment was sublime. Everyone enjoyed the performance piece by Carolyn Gyngrich, and Annette Loiselle treated us to an excerpt from The Mothers which will premiere February 2015 and run throughout the SkirtsAfire 2015 Festival.  

A special thank you as well to all who contributed to, and bid on our auction items. Your generosity is appreciated.

For all those that attended, and for those who missed out, we will see you at the this year's SkirtsAfire, March 5-8, 2015!

visit skirtsafire for more information
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