50 (art + people = x)
Fall 2016

The U of L Art Gallery invites you to submit for a curated exhibition as part of our celebration of the University of Lethbridge’s 50th anniversary.

Follow the following information:

50 is the latest in our art + people = x series that connects local artists and audiences with the U of L’s renowned art collection.
To be eligible to submit to the exhibition, artists must have attended at least one of the following:
– a collection tour (either Thursday, October 20 or Saturday, October 29, 2016)
– a Drawing Bar between September and November, 2016.
Artists of all levels are welcome to submit works and current U of L students are welcome to participate and to submit for the exhibition. Works must be recent and they should connect to the theme of “50” – but how they connect is open to the artist (the form of the number, the concept, the associations …). The work does not need to be created at the U of L Art Gallery events. To be considered for the exhibition, drawings must be submitted unframed and on paper that fits the gallery’s stock frame sizes: 14” x 18” or 21.5” x 16” or 22” x 28” or 32” x 40” inches. Gallery staff will mat and frame the works and return the works in the mats. Works that are not on paper might be considered – artists must contact David Smith to discuss these options prior to dropping off the work. Works are to be dropped off at the gallery on Monday, December 5th between 10 am and 4 pm and accompanied by information for label copy as well as contact information for the artists. The exhibition will be curated by David Smith and Josephine Mills. Any questions about submitting to the exhibition, please contact David Smith  (smithatulethdotca)   | Preparator/Assistant Curator | 403.329.2161.

50 (art + people = x)

Continuing our long running art + people = x series, the exhibition 50 invites local artists and art students to help launch the University of Lethbridge’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Artists can explore the concept of the number 50 however they choose: as a number with varied mathematical possibilities; a concept that they can play with; a momentous milestone; a brief moment in time … the response will be up to the them. In advance of the exhibition, artists will have an opportunity to study works from the U of L’s renowned art collection and to participate in drawing events at the gallery. The exhibition will consist of a curated selection from submissions by local artists and art students and will run in the Helen Christou Gallery from January 6 – February 17, 2017.

The project starts with opportunities to view works from the U of L Art Collection to inspire ways to respond to the University of Lethbridge’s anniversary and to the idea of the number 50. On Thursday, October 20, between 7 – 9 pm, and Saturday, October 29, between 11 am and 1 pm, gallery staff will be on hand to give a behind-the-scenes collection tour and show a range of the works from the collection.

Members of the public are welcome to just come and view the works and local artists are invited to spend time studying them.