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WASM Newsletter for January 10, 2022

For the complete newsletter, click below the photo c/o Josh Hild:


Calls for Submissions (outside the Montreal area):

Echoes, Juried Exhibition March 12-30, 2022. Entry Deadline: February 11, 2022.

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Collective Arts Brewing Labels looking for artwork from LGBTQ2S+ artists, Indigenous artists, and Black artists for their three Amplified Voices series. Every three months, Collective Arts Brewing rotates the art on their cans to showcase each new work. Deadlines: Open Call - Feb 28, 2022 Indigenous Art - March 31, 2022 Black History - July 31, 2022


John B. Aird Gallery: Drawing 2022 Call for Entry: CALL for Artists Online Exhibition and Art Book. Deadline January 28, 2022, by midnight, submissions now open. Entry fee $50 which covers the inclusion of 2 works per artist. REGISTER


Fabriano in Acquarello 2022 Watercolor Festival: CALL for Artists for Spring 2022 Contest. Largest watercolor festival in the world, annually bringing together 1000+ leading watercolor artists from around the globe. Deadline January 15, 2022. Participation cost 70 euros for "Exposition Artists", 40 Euros for "Only Catalogue" Artists REGISTER


Community Events:

A bit of Montreal history - La Sala Rossa in Mile End. For nearly 90 years, this Montreal building has been a hub for arts and community. Eliza Kahereton Santos stands in her favourite spot of the building — the main stage of La Sala Rossa. 'It's a really magical place,' she says. (Fenn Mayes/CBC)



On January 3rd, 2022, members of the MCC and LCC had the great pleasure of seeing an online presentation by Newfoundland photographer Ned Pratt. Learn more about Ned right here:

Book is available here and at many other online sites:


Christopher Pratt, painter, is Ned’s dad:

Mary Pratt, painter, is Ned’s mom:


From PRI’s The World: Where the World has been in 2021 — the year in pictures. From migrants in Greece, to the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, to rebuilding Lebanon and Haiti, our correspondents from around the globe bring you images of the important stories of 2021. (The World, December 27, 2021)


From the WAAC: ART HISTORY LECTURES WITH MARGARET RODGERS: SIX WEEK SERIES. Beginning January 14, 2022 10 am - 11 am, SIX WEEK series until February 18, 2022, Margaret Rodgers, Developments Towards Modernism in the 19th Century, Art. History Lecture Seriesth Century, Art. History Lecture Series Members Cost $40, Non-Members $50 Register with Cal to receive the ZOOM link:


January 20, 2022 1 pm – 2 pm, Speakers Rita Leistner & Don McKellar Night Journeys in Locked-Down Toronto

February 17, 2022 1 pm-2pm, Speaker Lyn Carter Clothing is Sculpture

March 17, 2022 1 pm – 2 pm, Speaker Dale Dunning Playing with Fire

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The Montreal community has lost an icon. Richard King was a novelist, co-founder of Paragraphe Bookstore, and columnist with CBC Montreal.


Quebec's Jean-Marc Vallée, director of Big Little Lies, Dallas Buyers Club, dead at 58. Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée has died at 58. The director, pictured in 2014, once said his French-Canadian roots gave him a unique perspective on filmmaking. (Danny Moloshok, Reuters)


Sidney Poitier, Oscar-winning actor, and Hollywood's first Black movie star, dies at 94. (Brandon Griggs, CNN)

Sidney Poitier with Lilia Skala in 1963's "Lilies of the Field." The role earned him an Oscar.


Bob Saget, comedian and 'Full House' star, dead at 65. (Sandra Gonzalez, CNN)

Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure in 1993 in "Full House."


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