Being in the Moment

BEING IN THE MOMENT
Nooshfar Vassei

July 25th to August 5th
Tuesday to Saturday 3:30pm to 7:30pm

Opening reception:
Saturday July 29th, 2017, 4:30-6:30 pm

We are thrilled to exhibit the artworks of Nooshfar Vassei at her solo exhibition “Being in the Moment”. This collection captures on canvas the artist’s experience of immigration and time.

“Four years ago, after a life of painting and creating art for 30 years in Iran, I immigrated to Canada. Like all other immigrants, I went through a period of mental and emotional complexity for which not only my lifestyle was affected, but also my creativeness and artistic sense was temporarily silenced. Due to the overarching emotional complexities of migration, for a period of time, I felt especially paralyzed artistically. Thinking about the past, the life and art I had known for decades, and distressing about the unknown future felt debilitating.
It was around this time period when a close and extremely wise friend advised me of the value of the “present time”. She encouraged me to paint without the boundaries of memories, expectations, or an outlook on life. This is when I discovered mindfulness in the realm of art and creativity.
To paint from a live object or person required me to be wholly immersed in and focused on my subjects. It also taught me a new way of looking at ordinary objects around me. The magic of still life painting allows me to capture the object placed in front of me by strokes of paint, oil, pastel, or pencil, and create a life and soul within those strokes. Depending on the subject, arrangements, lighting, color, and paint, I try to depict a variety of emotions.
At the same time, being in the moment helps me navigate the challenges of migration. My new series of artwork, portraits and still life depict my struggles with reminiscences of the past, and qualms of the future for which I now have found the perfect solution – to be in the moment.”
Nooshfar Vassei

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50/50 Juried Art Exhibition

Opening reception: Wednesday August 9, 2017 from 7 to 9:30 pm
Exhibition: August 8 to 19, 2017

Tuesday to Saturday 3:30pm to 7:30pm

We are  delighted to invite you to celebrate Queen Gallery’s seventh anniversary with the opening of our 50/50 Annual Juried Art Exhibition. All the artworks are 50 cm x 50 cm and the show runs from August 8 to 19, 2017. We are honoured to have friends and patrons like you in this journey.

Keep tuned we will release the participating artists list soon!

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PUNCTUM STUDIUM

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Call for submissions; 50/50; 2017

50/50 Juried Art Exhibition

 

Curator: Mahrokh Ahankhah

Click here to upload the Contract:50:50 contract

Submission Deadline: July 28th, 2017 

Submission Fee: Free

* Participation Fee:
$60.00 (for first submission)
$5.00 (for each additional work, maximum 3 works per artist)
*Participation Fees are only paid if your work is selected to be part of the show

Artwork drop off: August 3 and August 4 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Artwork pick up: August 19 from 6pm to 7:00 pm and August 22 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Queen Gallery is seeking submissions for our annual 50/50 Juried Art Exhibition!  Our last show was such a giant success that we are very excited to continue this tradition to celebrate our anniversary. All artwork must be 20” x 20” (including frame, if work is framed) and artists can submit up to three works.

Reception: Wednesday August 9, 2017 from 7 to 9:30 pm
Exhibition: August 8 to 19, 2017

All artwork must be completed, ready to hang (including professional backings and hanging equipment) and in good condition. It must have your name, title and medium printed clearly on the back and an arrow to indicate which direction is up (unless, of course, it is obvious).

Submitting work for consideration is easy!

Send us a PDF including the following information:

First Name
Last Name  *
Email  *
Phone  *
Artistic Name 
Artist Bio Photo (black & white) 
Artist Bio  *max 120 words
Artist Statement  *max 120 words
 
For each artwork:
Image*
Title Artwork  *
Artwork Size  Please, use inches.
Frame Size Please, use inches.
Medium  *
Year  *
Price  *

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EXHIBITIONS AND RENTALS

 

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 programming schedule and have rental periods available. Please inquire about availability by e-mailing: info@queengallery.ca.
Please note that as a juried gallery rentals are subject to our selection process.

 

You will find our floor plan and rental fees here: RENTAL

Queen Gallery presents the work of contemporary artists from Toronto and around the world. Our exhibitions are driven by a comparative exploration of art and culture in an interdisciplinary setting. Housed in a refurbished brownstone, this distinctive space is a forum where the boundaries of media are greeted, embraced and even challenged. We look to showcase a variety of talent of diverse heritage, aiming to provide the most original, contemporary voices to our collection.

Our gallery is located at 382 Queen Street East, in vibrant Corktown one of Toronto’s oldest neighbourhood’s. Our location attracts a wide range of artists and visitors to the gallery year round. Our space provides the perfect ambience for intimate and elegant affairs, we offer rentals of the gallery space for individual or group exhibitions, as well as workshops and other events.

Queen Gallery also offers event rentals for one off events and programming in the evening depending on availability. We welcome events at the gallery that compliment our regular exhibitions and encourage public engagement. Special event rentals do not include exhibition space. Please, email us to inquire our fees for special events.

We would love to show you the gallery, come visit us!

 

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Communications and Marketing Volunteer

HOW TO APPLY
Email info@queengallery.ca with your resume and a short paragraph about why you are interested in volunteering with us. Please, also include your availability and the amount of hours that your are interested in volunteering.

Do you have a passion for writing and marketing? Are you interested in visual arts?

We are seeking a Communications and Marketing Volunteer!

POSITION DESCRIPTION
We are seeking creative, flexible, reliable individuals with excellent communication skills who can assist with the communications and marketing needs of Queen Gallery.  The positions will support organization-wide efforts to establish a strong community outreach and social media presence for Queen Gallery and our related events and activities.

These positions are ideal for anyone interested in learning more about communications and marketing for the arts.

RESPONSABILITIES
· Provide social media support (writing and posting content on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, website).
· Assist with writing content for Queen Gallery’s newsletter and press releases.
· Assist with community outreach and marketing for exhibitions and events.
· Others as needed, all related to communications and marketing

QUALIFICATIONS
· Excellent written and verbal communications skills
· Familiarity of social media marketing terms and strategy
· Ability to use social media channels to promote Queen Gallery: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest
· Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator) is an asset
· Strong organizational and time management skills
· Ability to work as a team member

For these positions, you need to be able to commit 4 hours a week or more. Gallery hours are from Tuesday to Saturday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm.

 

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