Curiosities Exhibition

A call went out last month for artists to submit small scale work under the theme of curiosities. There was an overwhelming response with more than 30 artists submitting works of all types. The exhibition will open later this week and will remain on display until the end of April. Join us on Friday for the opening reception!

 

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday March 30, 2012
7:00-10:00 pm
Live music & refreshments

 

*financial support provided by The City of Medicine Hat

Call for submissions for Curiosities exhibition. Deadline March 15, 2012

This is a call from The Hive Artists’ Hub for artists of any discipline to submit 2 to 6 pieces of work in any medium for an exhibition entitled Curiosities.

  • Each piece must not exceed a maximum of 12 inches in any direction.
  • The theme is Curiosities.
  • Artists mailing their pieces must include return envelope or package and postage. Mailed submissions must be postmarked. Anything received postmarked later than the submission deadline will be returned to sender.
  • Pieces must be ready to hang or display.
  • Pieces can be for sale. Price must be provided by the artists at time of submission. The Hive collects a 40% commission on all sales, and will be using 50% of its proceeds from this exhibition to provide subsidized art classes for children.
  • The Hive Artists’ Hub Society reserved the right to accept or refuse pieces.

Submission fee: $10 for The Hive Artists’ Hub Society Membership (receive 10% off on art supplies at Medicine Hat College bookstore and other Hive benefits) + $5 for administration = $15

Please make cheques payable to: The Hive Artists’ Hub Society

 

Artwork, completed application form, and submission fee must be submitted on or before 4:00 PM March 15, 2012 to The Hive Artists’ Hub 569 2nd Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0C5.

Curiosities_Individual Artist Application Form

Curiosities_Group submission Application Form (reserved for school groups, classes and organized artists’ co-ops and collectives)

For more information please call 403-504-5371 or email info@hivehub.ca

The Future is Bright for The Hive!

Exciting things are happening at The Hive!

A group of past and present hive artists are poised to launch the new era of The Hive Artists’ Hub. Over the past month we have weighed our options for the future and have begun the process of formalizing as a Society. We plan to have this transition completed for January so we don’t see any lag time in operation.

Our current programming as an incubator site for artists to develop their micro businesses will change into more of a traditional studio rental space with attached boutique gallery. We will still help foster the business development aspect but it will be less formalized and done more on the initiative of the artists themselves. It has been a really great experience to this point and we are all looking forward to what the future holds for the Hive!

We will have 11 studios for rent ranging in size from roughly 60 square feet to nearly 240 square feet, with the average space being around 100 square feet, the majority of which will be open to a common area and open to public visitation during regular business hours. This is one of the features that makes The Hive a unique experience. The open studios not only allow the public access to the artists at work, but allow a great level of collaborative thought amongst the artists and foster a real sense of community. We will also be offering a few private, locked studios as well.

We are still working out the details on how much the studio rents, and what the application process for them will be, but we aim to make the Hive a safe and affordable place for all artists to create, display and promote their work.

To stay up to date on everything that is happening, sign up for our mailing list, or contact Susan for more information.

susan@hivehub.ca

403-504-5371

Exciting things are on the horizon!

Monday night Positive Culture facilitated an info gather session to help determine the direction the Hive will take in its move forward from Artist Incubation site to independent Artists Co-operative. Interested parties from all different backgrounds got together to brainstorm ideas for the future of the hive. After pinning down the key areas to focus on, a group of artists have stepped forward to help develop the plan for the coming year and into the future.

Future of The Hive planning meeting

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

WHEN: Monday, October 17, 6:00pm
WHERE: Hive Hub – 569 2nd St SE

The Hive needs your help to continue!
The Hive will become a self sustaining co-op on January 1, 2012.

In order for a co-op to succeed it takes the involvement of many committed individuals. We want you. Or more importantly we want your ideas. As a part of Medicine Hat’s cultural community, you are encouraged to attend this meeting and provide input into the following questions:
  1. How do we sustain an active visual arts culture in downtown Medicine Hat?
  2. How to sustainably fund the Hive over a five year term.
  3. How to expand artists micro businesses in downtown Medicine Hat.
    4. How can the Hive become more relevant to the community?
We are having a facilitated meeting that will be open to the public on Monday, October 17, 2011 from 6:00-9:00pm at The Hive

Please join us for refreshments and an engaging evening of creative conversation

If you have questions, please let us know
susan@hivehub.ca
403-504-5371

Sounds of Heaven / Sounds of Earth

A solo exhibition by Kevin Werre

September 9 – 24, 2011

Opening Reception September 9, 2011 7:00-10:00
Refreshments served
Donantions appreciated

Come and see Kevin’s beautiful one of a kind therapy harps and didgeridoos.

Regular Gallery hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00-5:00
Saturday 12:00-5:00

DOWNTOWN MEDICINE HAT ART WALK

Downtown Medicine Hat Art WalkDid you know that Medicine Hat has its very own Art Walk?

Well it does! Six locations in the downtown art district have gotten together to create an official Art Walk! Looking for something to do this summer? Why not spend a day exploring these locations!

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
401 First Street S.E. 403-502-8793

Luna Fresca
519 2nd Street S.E. 403-594-4504

The Hive Artists’ Hub
569 2nd Street S.E. 403-504-5371

Framing and Art Centre & The Clay Trade
628 2nd Street S.E. 403-502-8793

Inspire Studio, Gallery & Cafe
669-675 2nd Street S.E. 403-580-1808

Remenda Designs
505A North Railway Street S.E. 403-504-5289