Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Very last minute, but of interest none the less...

Art Event - Expression of Interest Request

The Friends of the Forestry Farm House is a non-profit organization committed to providing opportunities for city residents and visitors to discover the rich history of the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, while also encouraging them to enjoy the peace and tranquility the house and grounds offer. The restored red brick Superintendent’s Residence stands as a testament to the past, offering for visitors, now and in the future, a glimpse of an important part of the heritage of Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.

The Friends of the Forestry Farm House is hosting their second Annual Spring Show and Sale event that would draw in citizens as well as providing a small fund raising opportunity for our non-profit.

As hosts, the Friends of the Forestry Farm House would

1. oversee the invitation to artists

2. publicize the event

3. book the Superintendent’s Residence

4. create a floor plan for artists.

5. provide food services

The artist space would be provided free although we would encourage a minimum $25 donation towards the Friends of the Forestry Farm House at the completion of the event. We have a very dedicated communications volunteer who would publish the event in a number of different mediums.

The Superintendent’s Residence is a two story house although the event would be limited to the main floor. Each artist would have approximately an 8’ x 8’ space in one of the 4 main rooms. The food services and our group display would be in the porch and this would allow for space for 12 to 14 artists. Each artist would be responsible for the display of their art endeavors - such display would be required to be free standing. Tables and electrical plug ins are available as are chairs. Extra lighting is the responsibility of the artist.

We have chosen Sunday May 27th from 1:00 to 4:30 as the date. This coincides with our published walking tour and open house. There are minimal other published events on that date in Saskatoon at this point and it is before the usual “lake” season. The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo on a nice weekend in May draws in a significant number of patrons.

You have received this email as an invitation to submit your expression of interest along with images or a website showing your work. Due to space constraints and to ensure a well balanced mix of styles that will fit well within the house and compliment fellow artists, the committee will review and select from interested respondents. We recognize that it is only 3 months to the event and that it will require dedication for the artist to be ready for the show and sale. Please reply by March 25th to this email with the above information and any further questions that you might have regarding our 2nd annual Spring Art Event.. We require a completed application form to be submitted as a letter of intent to ensure that we have the space adequately booked.


Friends of the Forestry Farm House

Spring Art Event Committee Members

Bernie Cruikshank – maxic@yourlink.ca

Jackie Tennent - jctennent@sasktel.net

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