11th Annual 50 to 500 Members' Exhibition & Sale
Opening Reception: Friday November 14th from 8-11pm
Members enter free, non-member cover is $5.00 at the door
Urban Shaman is a non-profit arts organization that is dedicated to the Aboriginal
arts community and the arts community at large. Through it’s programming, US promotes discourse about contemporary Aboriginal art on local, national, and international levels. Through this discussion, it brings together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, knowing that contemporary art is an important and empowering tool for Indigenous peoples. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of artists by providing a vehicle for artistic expression in all disciplines and at all levels by taking a leadership role in the cultivation of Indigenous art.
The event consists of an opening reception Friday, November 14th from 8 to 11 pm to celebrate an evening with amazing art from local Winnipeg and Manitoban artists, as well as artists from across Canada and even international participation. Come see and potientially buy amazing art from Urban Shaman's Members. Last year we had over 60 individuals from emerging to well established artists submit, and we expect just as much participation, if not more. This event is great for stimulating conversation, getting to know artists in our community of Winnipeg and beyond, enjoying refreshments and snacks including bannock, a DJ dance party, and several gift baskets raffled off to fundraise for the gallery (non-participating artists cover is $5.00 at the door).A great event to find amazing artwork, discover local artists, and come out with a gift for a loved one or maybe just for you!!!
Artists who are participating so far: Aganetha Dyck, Amanda Smart, Bazil, Connie Chappel, Dee Barsy, Freya Olfsen, hannah g, Jaime Black, Peter Morin, Sonny Assu, Marie LeBlanc, Leah Fontaine, Lita Fontaine, Theo Pelmus, Susan Birdwise, Takashi Iwasaki, Steve Gouthro, Traute Klein, KC Adams, Praba Pilar, Clyde Finlay, Derek Brueckner and more to come!!!
The Urban Shaman staff is currently planning our 11th Annual 50 to 500 Members Exhibition + Sale, which takes place on November 14 to December 13, 2014. This event is a yearly exhibition program to show our appreciation for the members of Urban Shaman. This is also an opportunity for the members to demonstrate what our arts community can offer to the general public. In order to sell your artwork, Urban requests you must be in good standing or become a member ($20 for low income, $25.00 for regular member and we have a special $40.00 which includes a US t-shirt (image above on the back of shirt). Details on our web site). Pay Pal is available or if you wish to come in personally, office hours are Monday to Friday 11-5pm and Saturday 12-5pm (cash and cheques only). Artwork can be priced 50 cents to 500 dollars (thus the name 50 to 500) up to 100% of the profit goes back to the artist. Please contact Liz Garlicki at outreach[at]urbanshaman[dot]org ASAP!!! We can also send a PDF of our fill out form, just request one.
Email our friendly staff and we would be happy to answer you.
Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art gratefully acknowledges the support of our friends, volunteers, community and all our relations, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and Manitoba Hydro.
~GITCHI MIIGWETCH / HAI HAI