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Chief Lady Bird, Isaac Murdoch, Lapiztola, Lido Pimienta, and Whess Harman
Curated by: Chloe Chafe, Adrienne Huard, and Mariana Muñoz Gomez Presented in partnership with Wall-to-Wall Mural + Culture Festival Exhibition Dates: Friday, September 10 - Friday, October 8, 2021
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gathered together // Chief Lady Bird, Isaac Murdoch, Lapiztola, Lido Pimienta, and Whess Harman
Exhibition Dates: Friday, September 10 – Friday, October 8, 2021Please review our COVID-19 procedures here. Exhibition text by Julia Lafreniere (to come) Martha Street Studio is pleased to present gathered together, a curated exhibition by Chloe Chafe, Adrienne Huard, and Mariana Muñoz Gomez. Curatorial statement: We would first like to acknowledge that we are on the original lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininiwak, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the Homeland of the Métis Nation. This is Treaty 1 Territory. Art existing in public spaces has the power to shape neighbourhoods, to acknowledge the land we live on and come from, and to tell stories. Streets and online spaces become spaces wherein artists use graphics and direct engagement to facilitate communication in their communities amidst challenging political climates. Artists are the voice for movements and they offer access to complex stories by reinterpreting the issues at hand. They use their beautiful and striking images to create change. This exhibition focuses on the effective design that artists Isaac Murdoch, Lapiztola, Lido Pimienta, and Whess Harman create from a place of care and collaboration. Their power to create dialogue through various mediums is celebrated in and beyond the gallery walls. An ethos of care, empowerment, and resistance is imperative to identifying and undoing the oppressive mechanisms of colonialism. Working as a musician, artist, and curator, Lido Pimienta embodies these values in her everyday praxis. Through her actions and creative practice, Pimienta explores themes including gender, race, and resilience. Her visual work is as exuberant and playful as her music and shares a boundless joy with her community. As part of gathered together and Wall-to-Wall Culture and Mural Festival, audiences are invited to join a conversation with Pimienta, presented in partnership with The Uniter. Lapiztola and Isaac Murdoch strive to use their art for positive social change. Each of them
Alberta Printmakers 30th Anniversary Portfolio: FUTUROLOGY
Alberta Printmakers30th Anniversary Portfolio: FUTUROLOGY Futurology, is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures, and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. This exhibition is part of a print-exchange between Martha Street Studio and the Universities of Brandon & Manitoba, Alberta Printmakers, and Vague Démographique (QC) documentation by Sarah Fuller  
2020 INKubator Program Showcase
 Currently in the gallery we are celebrating the work of the most recent graduates of our INKubator Program! Please enjoy our online gallery as we continue to monitor public health advisories. The exhibition will continue until July 24. Featuring work by: Alicia Copstein Mercado, Olivia Michalczuk, Tanea Brown, Dominique Simard, and Chester Friesen Instructors: Alison James and Jonathan S. Green Documentation by Sarah Fuller
Subconscious Terrain // Tracy Peters
https://vimeo.com/552964946 Exhibition Documentation by Sarah Fuller, 2021 Exhibition dates: May 7 – June 11, 2021Please review our COVID-19 procedures in full here. Virtual artist talk: Saturday May 22, 2pm CDTASL interpretation is available by request for Deaf attendees. Requests must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday May 19 to askmartha@printmakers.mb.ca. The virtual artist talk will be delivered via Zoom. Zoom’s automatic closed captioning function will be enabled during the presentation. To access this event, join the Zoom meeting at 2pm CDT on May 22 by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/95843443414 or by using this meeting ID: 958 4344 3414. You do not need to download Zoom ahead of time, but you may do so at https://zoom.us. This event will be recorded. Please turn off your video when joining the Zoom meeting if you prefer not to be recorded. Exhibition text by KC Adams These events are free to attend and open to the public. – – – Martha Street Studio is pleased to present Subconscious Terrain, a solo exhibition by Tracy Peters (MB). Subconscious Terrain invites visitors into a metaphorical bog of moss images that situates them between a resting ground and a place of unrest. Immersive photo-based installations illuminate Sphagnum moss within physical and imaginative space, intersecting human and non-human ecosystems. This exhibition is a meditation on the life and death of Sphagnum habitats and their capacity for resuscitation and preservation. The delicate prints that inhabit the gallery embody the fragility of threatened bog environments, while attempting to elevate the vitality of peatlands as mitigators of global warming and climate change. Artist statement: In my interdisciplinary practice, I am drawn to threatened habitats that are in the midst of cataclysmic change. What deeply motivates me is resilient behaviour in ecosystems that enable their adaptation to human intervention. Often, I carry out my work
2021 Youth Outreach Program Showcase
Please enjoy this online gallery of works made by participants of the Winter/Spring 2021 Youth Outreach Program. Martha Street Studio’s Youth Outreach Program is a free after-school program open to youth aged 16 – 25. It is comprised of 24 classes over 12 weeks during which students learn four different printmaking processes.  Information on the next session dates and the application process is available on the Free Youth Programs section of our website or you can email education@printmakers.mb.ca for more information. The Youth Outreach Program could not be made possible without the continued investment of the Graham C. Lount Family Foundation. We are also thankful for the continued support of the Winnipeg Foundation, the Manitoba Arts Council & Province of Manitoba. YOP 2021 gallery YOP multi-colour lino-cut print exchange 2021
Martha Street Studio Seeks Professional Programming Coordinator
Deadline to apply, June 1st, 2021 JOB POSTING: Professional Programming CoordinatorCategory: Part-time, permanent (0.7)Position rate: $17/hr @ 21hrs/week – with extended health benefitsApplication Deadline: June 1st, 2021To apply, submit CV (or equivalent) and cover letter to director@printmakers.mb.ca  MPA-MSS acknowledges the barriers within the artist-run sector and our organization that affect applicants from equity-seeking groups. We encourage applications from people historically underrepresented in our sector, more specifically, people who identify as gender diverse, Queer, 2-spirit, Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Official-Language Minority, and Persons with Disabilities. MPA-MSS is committed to providing a safer and supportive work environment that mitigates barriers to equity and the challenges of precarious labour.   General Responsibilities: The development, coordination and delivery of all aspects of the studio’s gallery and professional programming activities. Reports to: Executive DirectorSupervises: Volunteers   Qualifications: -Experience in the field of artist-run center culture and or arts organization administration.-Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with artists.-Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.-Excellent organizational skills.-Proficiency in a variety of software (Word, Excel, Photoshop, InDesign) and social media platforms (mailchimp, instagram, facebook).-Ability to prioritize tasks, work independently and exhibit sound judgment. -Ability to work in a busy, shared office space and share general customer service tasks (answering the phone, processing sales, engaging with studio visitors) -Experience in install / strike of exhibitions.   Tasks involved in Professional Programming – Exhibitions: ·       Coordinate yearly professional exhibition schedule ·       Coordinate critical writing, hired writer, layout and printing of exhibition brochure ·       organize pick-up/delivery of artwork for exhibition ·       organize and promote annual call for exhibition submissions ·       sustain focused outreach for call for exhibition submissions ·       communicate all relevant details to exhibiting artists ·       organize artist talks as budget allows ·       coordinate ASL interpretation and other accessibility requests for artist talks ·       promote professional programming to media, on website and through emails  ·       organize hospitality for exhibition openings ·       provide information about upcoming
Virtual Artist Talk: Scott Benesiinaabandan
Join us on Thursday March 25, 2021 at 6pm CT, for a virtual artist talk with Scott Benesiinaabandan. This talk will be delivered via Zoom. Accessibility information: ASL interpretation is available by request for Deaf attendees. Requests must be submitted by 5pm on Saturday March 20 to askmartha@printmakers.mb.ca. Zoom’s automatic closed captioning will be enabled during the presentation. The Zoom link will be posted a week prior to the event. You do not need to download Zoom ahead of time, but may do so at https://zoom.us. This event will be recorded–please turn your video off when joining the Zoom meeting if you prefer not to be recorded. This artist talk is free to attend and open to the public. – – – – – – – – Scott Benesiinaabandan is an Anishinaabe (Obishkkokaang) intermedia artist who works primarily in photography, video, audio and printmaking. Scott has completed an international residencies at Parramatta Artist Studios in Australia, Context Gallery in Derry, North of Ireland, and  University Lethbridge/Royal Institute of Technology iAIR residency,  along with international collaborative projects in both the U.K and Ireland. Scott is currently based in Montreal, where he is completing a MFA in Photography, where is also a long running artist-in-residency at  OBx Labs/Ab-TeC and Initiative for Indigenous Futures. He is currently investigating new mediums such as audio works, light sculptures and virtual reality. In the past years, Benesiinaabandan has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council and Conseil des arts des lettre du Quebec. His work can be found in a number of private, provincial and national collections. Benesiinaabandan has taken part in several notable exhibitions across Canada and internationally: Harbourfront’s Flatter the Land/Bigger the Ruckus, Subconscious City at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, GHOSTDANCE at Ryerson Image Centre and solo exhibitions; unSacred, at Gallery 1C03; and in Sydney, Australia, mii omaa
Futures Barren/Futures Abundant // April Dean
Exhibition dates: March 12 – April 16, 2021Please review our COVID-19 procedures in full here. Scroll to the bottom of this page to view documentation of this exhibition. Click here to watch a video walk-through of the exhibition. Virtual artist talk: Saturday March 20, 2pm CTASL interpretation is available by request for Deaf attendees. Requests must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday March 17 to askmartha@printmakers.mb.ca. Virtual artist talk: Saturday March 20, 2pm CTASL interpretation is available by request for Deaf attendees. Requests must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday March 17 to askmartha@printmakers.mb.ca. The virtual artist talk will be delivered via Zoom. To access this event, join the Zoom meeting at 2pm CT on March 20 by clicking on this link: https://zoom.us/j/91741113797 or by using this meeting ID: 917 4111 3797. Zoom’s automatic closed captioning function will be enabled during the presentation. You do not need to download Zoom ahead of time, but you may do so at https://zoom.us. This event will be recorded. Please turn off your video when joining the Zoom meeting if you prefer not to be recorded. Exhibition text by Francesca Carella Arfinengo Reception: TBD Some lucky Martha Street Studio members will receive an artist poster by April Dean with their next newsletter–renew your membership today! These events are free to attend and open to the public. – – – – – – – – Martha Street Studio is pleased to present Futures Barren/Futures Abundant, a solo exhibition of work by April Dean (AB). Futures Barren/Futures Abundant builds a connection between the regenerative qualities of plants through propagation from clippings, the generosity of the printmaking medium through disbursement of the multiple, and the potential for humans to better understand themselves as a multiple and regenerative part of a much greater and abundant whole. Artist statement: Late-stage capitalism has us trapped in our role as consumer and
Martha Street Studio Relief Effort – Print Exchange
We want to see your prints, and more importantly, we want others to enjoy them too!  Please join us for the MSS Relief Effort – Print Exchange to receive 5 new works in the mail made by your fellow printmakers. If you are interested in participating, email your name and address to: askmartha@printmakers.mb.ca with the subject line: MSS Relief Effort – Print Exchange Participants are asked to create an edition of at least 6 prints, paper size no larger than 5×8”, using at least one traditional printmaking technique. Martha Street Studio will take care of the distribution of the exchange so that everyone receives 5 prints by other artists. The sixth print will be kept in our print archive. The theme is Resilience. Take that in whatever direction you’d like, or don’t! The exchange is open to any and all members of Martha Street Studio – If you are not currently a member you may purchase/renew your membership here: shop.printmakers.mb.ca/martha-street-studio-membership-regular The due date for print submissions is March 15th, 2021 (if your address is outside of Winnipeg your submission will be accepted late provided it is postmarked March 15th). You should receive your collection of 5 prints by the end of April, 2021.  Please make sure that you have read and followed the guidelines posted below before submitting your print edition. If you have any queries please email: director@printmakers.mb.ca for clarification.  Guidelines MSS Members Print Exchange 2021 Guidelines Submissions to the MSS Members Print Exchange must comply with all guidelines. Any edition that fails to meet one or more of the guidelines will be returned to the printmaker with an accompanying explanation. All prints will be packed in a standard envelope and delivered by regular mail to participants.   Please make sure that you have read and followed the guidelines before submitting your print edition. If you have any queries please email director@printmakers.mb.ca for clarification. Members Print Exchange Guidelines Original Work 
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