Studio Sixty Six

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Summer 2017 Internship Position

POSITION: Gallery Intern

LENGTH: Approximately April 12 to August 12, 2017 (4 months)

ABOUT THE GALLERY:

Founded in 2013, Studio Sixty Six is an Ottawa art gallery devoted to showcasing emerging artists from in and around the Ottawa area and across Canada. We focus on diverse solo shows to help budding artists launch and develop their artistic careers. As part of our art gallery’s program we provide art lovers, art collectors, and designers with the opportunity to access the best new emerging artists' work for sale.


GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Marketing: assistance of Gallery Manager to advertise and market exhibitions via various digital platforms as well as dispersal of print invitations
  • Gallery Maintenance: Painting, patching gallery walls, installation and deinstallation of artwork, various other assistance as needed
  • Events: assistance at exhibition openings and special events
  • Gallery administration: Invoicing, spreadsheets, scheduling, records management, answering general queries, monitoring of general email account
  • With a small staff and intimate work space, we provide a unique opportunity for a student or young professional to be involved in the day to day tasks of an art gallery

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong eye for detail
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a small team
  • Computer literacy is required, including proven skills of Microsoft Office, Excel
  • Experience with social networking platforms required
  • Must have an appreciation of the arts
  • Design experience including use of Adobe Creative Suite considered an asset
  • An academic background in Museum Studies, Studio Art and/or Art History or Marketing considered an asset
  • Bilingualism (French) considered an asset

TIME REQUIREMENT:

  • 8 to 10 hours per week to be run from April 12 - August 12, 2017. Specific dates to be decided as per Intern and Gallery Manager schedules.

This position is non-remunerated, however interns are eligible for paid commission of any artwork sold by them. This position can also be used for school credit pending school specifications and approval.

We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: Rose Ekins, Gallery Manager & Curator at rose@studiosixtysix.ca

December 31, 2016

For immediate release

Studio Sixty Six presents Indigenous group exhibition KANATA 150?

Ottawa, Ontario - Emerging artist gallery Studio Sixty Six is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2017, KANATA 150?. The City of Ottawa and Government of Canada are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Dominion of Canada with events, promotions, and other ambitious goals to increase Canadian pride and patriotism. These festivities are promoting both the history and future of the nation state confederated in 1867. Canada is a country built from settler colonialism, which leaves the question of how the Indigenous peoples of this land are meant to participate in these celebrations. KANATA 150? (January 12 - February 18), a nod to the origin of the country’s name, presents seven emerging Indigenous artists reflecting on the nature of “Canada 150”.

Alexandre Aimée (Métis) explores her female Indigenous ancestry with a mixed media work, inspired by her family folklore and her grandmother’s sacrifices - reflective of the colonial history of women being utilized to populate a growing country. The objects of Oo Aqpik (Inuit) merge the reverence of the iconic crown (calling to mind the foundation of today’s Canada) with the practicality and function of ear muffs, connecting the common appropriation of Inuit and Indigenous creations into benign objects. Christian Chapman (Anishinabe) paints as a means of respect to the past, to keep his ancestor’s stories alive to future generations. Chapman’s paintings, created for this exhibition, incorporate woodland florals and photographs of insects, mainly bees, as a warning signal of the declining population of bees and possible planetary catastrophe. The Modified Landscapes of Shelby Lisk (Haudenosaunee) see Canadian legislature regarding the Indigenous superimposed onto traditional landscapes of Canada - highlighting the history of the claimed Canadian landscape, while her video work Aksótha examines the history of the artist’s grandmother while reflecting on her own contemporary Indigenous identity. Mique Michelle (Anishinabe) brings her vibrant woodland-style graffiti artwork directly to the walls of the gallery exploring the theme of cultural appropriation, as well as photographs exposing the devastated and overlooked state of education for Indigenous youth in Ontario. Barry Pottle (Inuit) and his series of photographs highlight the danger of climate change as it continues to alter the land and water across the country. Pottle believes that all citizens must work together to solve this crisis - and in so doing can find meaningful connection. Krystle Retieffe (Mi’kmaq) uses her powerful and colourful paintings to share her culture and spirituality. Her perspective as a Keeper of the Drum determines how she views her role as an artist in 2017: “a shiner of light in the darkness.”

KANATA 150? acts as a venue for the variety of perspectives, reactions and works from seven emerging artists, exhibited at a time where the identity of a young country is being both praised and defined.

Vernissage Thursday, January 12, 6-9pm at Studio Sixty Six
Free entry - Bar & Food
Physically accessible building
All are welcome
This event is taking place on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation

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For further information or press inquiries please contact:
Rose Ekins
Gallery Manager & Curator
Studio Sixty Six
rose@studiosixtysix.ca
613.291.0449

November 21, 2016

For immediate release

Studio Sixty Six partners with The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa for Holiday Party & Fundraiser

Ottawa, Ontario - Emerging artist gallery Studio Sixty Six invites all to a very special event at the gallery in partnership with the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa on Thursday, December 8 from 5-9 p.m. As part of Studio Sixty Six’s mandate, every December a vital non-profit organization in Ottawa is chosen to partner with and given a donation of a portion of the gallery’s sales for the month. Studio Sixty Six is very pleased to announce its partnership with the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa (SASC Ottawa). Founded in 1983 by a small group of survivors, SASC Ottawa works hard to support all womyn: immigrant, indigenous, lgbtq+, diversely abled, womyn of colour, trans womyn, survivors of war and torture through various programs, groups, and initiatives.

Both an art event and holiday fundraiser for the wonderful services provided by SASC Ottawa, the evening of December 8th will feature tasty food, drink and mingling. We welcome all to come and enjoy our last exhibition of 2016, Unholy Objects, and to learn more about the wonderful work of SASC Ottawa.

Dress up, enjoy food, drinks and art while celebrating an incredible organization who has been contributing tirelessly to our community for over 30 years.  

 

Free entry - Bar & Food
Wheelchair accessible building
Studio Sixty Six is a safe space - All are welcome
This event is taking place on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation

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For further information or press inquiries please contact:

Rose Ekins
Gallery Manager & Curator 
Studio Sixty Six
rose@studiosixtysix.ca
613.291.0449

Amanda Graham
Funding Coordinator and Support Worker
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa
funding@sascottawa.com
613.725.2160 ext. 221