How to Document Your Artwork Workshop

Artist Professional Development Workshop Series

This event will be held on Zoom. It is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Register by clicking here.

This webinar will give you practical and accessible to help with the documentation of 2- and 3-dimensional artworks. Facilitated by artist and experienced documentary photographer Laura Findlay, the workshop will begin with a formal presentation (90 mins) and conclude with an open Q and A period.

About the presenter:

Laura Findlay is a Toronto based artist. Originally from Montreal, she received her BFA from Concordia University and MFA from the University of Guelph. She’s exhibited work and participated in artist residencies throughout Canada, the US, and Europe and she is represented by Norberg Hall Gallery in Calgary, Alberta. Laura has professionally documented artwork and exhibitions for clients throughout southern Ontario, Montreal, and abroad since 2009. Clients include The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), RBC Visual Arts Collection, Scotiabank Fine Art Program, TD Bank, The Art Institute of Chicago, MOCA Toronto, C Magazine, Oakville Galleries, Daniel Faria Gallery, Arsenal Contemporary, Franz Kaka Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Philip Martin Gallery, and Aargauer Kunsthaus, among many others. Her photographs of artwork have appeared in print in Artforum, Border Crossings Magazine, Canadian Art Magazine, C Magazine, Vogue Paris, and Chatelaine, among others. She has served on the juries for international residencies and scholarships.

Closed captioning and live transcription will be available through the built-in Zoom CC and Transcription features. ASL Interpretation can be arranged upon request. Please contact Hannah Keating at hkeating@rmg.on.ca to submit an interpretation request by May 1, 2024. All efforts will be made to fill a request, but if an Interpreter cannot be secured, we will let you know before the event takes place. Is there anything else we can do to support your participation? Please reach out to Hannah at hkeating@rmg.on.ca

The Artist Professional Development Workshop series is generously sponsored by the RBC Foundation’s Emerging Artist Project.

Artist Residency Information Session + Application Workshop 2024

Artist Professional Development Workshop Series

This event will be held on Zoom. It is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Register by clicking here.

In this virtual gathering, RMG Associate Curator Hannah Keating will provide an overview of the RBC Emerging Artist Residency Program application, sharing tips for preparing your own application and talking through strong samples from past applicants. This guidance will be applicable to the RMG’s call for residency applications, but will also have broader relevance for other exhibition or grant opportunities. Following a short presentation, we’ll answer questions from the audience.

Closed captioning and live transcription will be available through the built-in Zoom CC and Transcription features. ASL Interpretation can be arranged upon request. Please contact Hannah Keating at hkeating@rmg.on.ca to submit an interpretation request by May 1, 2024. All efforts will be made to fill a request, but if an Interpreter cannot be secured, we will let you know before the event takes place. Is there anything else we can do to support your participation? Please reach out to Hannah at hkeating@rmg.on.ca.

The Artist Professional Development Workshop series is generously sponsored by the RBC Foundation’s Emerging Artist Project.

How to Price Your Artwork

This event will be held on Zoom. It is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Deciding how much you should charge for your artwork can feel like a shot in the dark, but artists Chrissy and Kyle of Spark Box Studio have developed a pricing system that dives into the nitty gritty. In this workshop, they will share how they determine fair prices for their work. With appreciation for the nuance of this complex topic, you’re invited to join our conversation. Chrissy and Kyle will answer questions about applying this system to your own practice and offer tips for talking about the value of your art with others. 

About the Facilitators

Thirteen years ago Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping opened Spark Box Studio, a social enterprise, artist residency and community printmaking studio; committed to addressing cultural and social needs by fostering, supporting and promoting individuals working in the arts.

They created a practice rooted in resource sharing and collaborative exchange. They built a safe, nurturing environment that has hosted over 450 artists from around the world and brought together hundreds of community members to expand their understanding of creativity and professional practice.

Since the pandemic they have been re-envisioning their creative practice and learning how to nurture the shared sense of place virtually that was created in their studio and residency. They have been doing so through a variety of online programs: Artist Confessional, Flat Files, The Art Discourse and Love Letters. All of these video series open up the doors of their studio to the public, encourage collaborative exchange and build connections with artists in their community.

In addition, they are multidisciplinary artists who work collaboratively on community art installations and public art projects; most notably with organizations such as Crazy Dames, The Department of Illumination, Kick Start Arts, Critical Mass and the Gladstone Hotel.

Closed captioning and live transcription will be available through the built-in Zoom CC and Transcription features. ASL Interpretation can be arranged upon request. Please contact Hannah Keating at hkeating@rmg.on.ca to submit an interpretation request by November 8, 2023. All efforts will be made to fill a request, but if an Interpreter cannot be secured, we will let you know before the event takes place.

Is there anything else we can do to support your participation? Please reach out to Hannah at hkeating@rmg.on.ca.

The RBC Emerging Artist Residency Program at the RMG is generously supported through the RBC Foundation’s Emerging Artist Project.

What We’ve Learned Installing Our Art

This event will be held on Zoom. It is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Artists Chrissy and Kyle of Spark Box Studio have experience presenting their work in all sorts of conventional and unconventional settings. From community engaged projects to murals to pop up events, they have collaborated with other artists and each other to bring their work to different audiences. Offering tips and answering questions, they will facilitate a reflective conversation to share some of the experiences they’ve had and the lessons they’ve learned installing artwork in various settings.

About the Facilitators

Thirteen years ago Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping opened Spark Box Studio, a social enterprise, artist residency and community printmaking studio; committed to addressing cultural and social needs by fostering, supporting and promoting individuals working in the arts.

They created a practice rooted in resource sharing and collaborative exchange. They built a safe, nurturing environment that has hosted over 450 artists from around the world and brought together hundreds of community members to expand their understanding of creativity and professional practice.

Since the pandemic they have been re-envisioning their creative practice and learning how to nurture the shared sense of place virtually that was created in their studio and residency. They have been doing so through a variety of online programs: Artist Confessional, Flat Files, The Art Discourse and Love Letters. All of these video series open up the doors of their studio to the public, encourage collaborative exchange and build connections with artists in their community.

In addition, they are multidisciplinary artists who work collaboratively on community art installations and public art projects; most notably with organizations such as Crazy Dames, The Department of Illumination, Kick Start Arts, Critical Mass and the Gladstone Hotel.

Closed captioning and live transcription will be available through the built-in Zoom CC and Transcription features. ASL Interpretation can be arranged upon request. Please contact Hannah Keating at hkeating@rmg.on.ca to submit an interpretation request by November 8, 2023. All efforts will be made to fill a request, but if an Interpreter cannot be secured, we will let you know before the event takes place.

Is there anything else we can do to support your participation? Please reach out to Hannah at hkeating@rmg.on.ca.

The RBC Emerging Artist Residency Program at the RMG is generously supported through the RBC Foundation’s Emerging Artist Project.

Artist Residency Information Session + Application Workshop

This event will be held on Zoom. It is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Register here.

In this virtual gathering, RMG Associate Curators, Hannah Keating and Erin Szikora, will provide an overview of the RBC Emerging Artist Residency Program application, sharing tips for preparing your own application and talking through strong samples from past applicants. This guidance will be applicable to the RMG’s active call for residency applications, but will also have broader relevance for other exhibition or grant opportunities. Following a short presentation, we’ll answer questions from the audience.

Closed captioning and live transcription will be available through the built-in Zoom CC and Transcription features. ASL Interpretation can be arranged upon request. Please contact Hannah Keating at hkeating@rmg.on.ca to submit an interpretation request by May 16, 2023. All efforts will be made to fill a request, but if an Interpreter cannot be secured, we will let you know before the event takes place.

Is there anything else we can do to support your participation? Please reach out to Hannah at hkeating@rmg.on.ca.

Seniors Art Competition Information Session

Learn about the contest entry guidelines and gain insight into the jurying process with help from RMG staff. We will review the competition’s judging criteria, the competition categories, and answer all of your questions. To register, visit www.oshlib.ca/signup or call 905-579-6111.

About the Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition:

The Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition is co-hosted by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa Senior Community Centres, and the Oshawa Public Libraries. This year’s theme is victory. If you are 55+ and a member of the RMG, Oshawa Senior Community Centres, or the Oshawa Public Libraries, we invite you to submit one artwork for the exhibition. Show us what victory means to you! All mediums are accepted. Prizes are awarded in three categories: Novice, Hobby, and Open.

Submission Drop Off: August 4, 10 am-4 pm

Exhibition: August 10 to September 25, 2022

Opening and Awards Reception: August 17, 2:30 pm

Submission Pick Up: September 27, 10 am-4 pm

For more information, visit: www.oshawalibrary.ca/seniors-art-competition/