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WASM newsletter for March 20, 2023

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The 2024 SSNAP Artist Residency will be held on Salt Spring Island for a 15–25 day period between March and October 2024. The recipient will receive $6,000 for expenses. Should a Salt Spring Island artist be selected, the residency opportunity will be negotiated with the artist.

Submissions for SSNAP 2023/24 have been open for nearly two months, but there's still time to get your submission in before the May 31 deadline. Don't delay — learn more about submitting to SSNAP.

Our new guide to going beyond the gobbledygook will help you craft an understandable, meaningful statement that will help your chances of being accepted in an art competition.


From Concordia U: Stories of women in leadership from around the world.

Thursday March 23, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, On Zoom.

Registration: Concordia University


Concordia EPIC Used Book Fair - Day 1: Second-hand books to support first-rate students! Browse through hundreds of titles, from literature and travelogues to biographies, best-sellers and more.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Other dates, Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

COST: $2 + cash donation + Bring Your Own Bag!

Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex, 1515 St. Catherine W., Atrium.


From Fogo Island Arts:

Fogo Island Art’s digital program Lost & Found Agency presents The problem of sandboxes and timeframes, a talk with Paul Kolling. In early 2016, Paul Kolling and his collaborators published a paper discussing “how a forest can own and utilize itself” and founded the Berlin-based art group called terra0 with the aim to readdress concepts of (land) ownership, legal personhood and democratic governance in the context of German ecosystems. Since then, terra0 has always walked at the crossroads between art project and business, ecological and economic promises, but ultimately chose the art world as a testing ground for its ideas. In this talk, Paul will look at this decision through the lens of several terra0 projects and draw an arc to a general debate about what art can do, if “art can do anything”.

Saturday March 25, 2023, 11 AM EST / 12.30 pm NL / 4 PM CET

Register for the Zoom talk: Webinar Registration - Zoom


At the McGill Library: Evening with Ana María Gómez López, Larose-Osler Artist in Residence.

Monday, April 3, 2023, 17:00

McIntyre Medical Building | Osler Library

3rd floor, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal


Books – Canada Reads:

The Canada Reads 2023 debates will take place March 27-30 on CBC TV, CBC Radio, and CBC Books. (CBC)


At the Guild:

La Guilde, 1356 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J1 (next to the MMFA) has a small exhibit on the history of The Guild where WASM and its founders figure prominently. It is interesting to note the changes that The Guild has endured as WASM faces similar issues.


Due to the overwhelming response to LASTING IMPRESSIONS, we proudly announce that the event has been extended. The public, which has responded in massive numbers, can now experience this unique 3D Holographic production until April 24th at the Studio-Cabaret.

"Lasting Impressions lives up to its title… in terms of escaping winter doldrums here, there's little to beat this foray into the work of the world's most iconic Impressionists. As an added incentive, patrons can quaff wine and nibble on charcuteries and cheese while catching the spectacle. The audience is … surrounded by more than 100 larger-than-life paintings that will last in the minds of awestruck spectators for months to come." — Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette.


Arts News:

Art fraud is big business especially when it concerns indigenous art. It was a crime that shook the art world. One hundred million dollars in suspected forgeries, over 1000 more fakes seized and 8 arrests in a far-reaching forgery ring of renowned Ojibwa artist Norval Morrisseau’s work.

More from CBC:

Kwagiulth artist Richard Hunt at his studio in Victoria, B.C. Hunt has had images of his art used without his permission. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press)

Courtesy of TVO – “There Are No Fakes”:



Renowned Canadian architect Phyllis Lambert has always been a passionate advocate for design that puts people first. She talks to Matt Galloway about how to build better cities, being engaged well into her 90s, and her new photography book Observation Is a Constant That Underlies All Approaches.

The book:



Event with Marcy Goldman at the McGill library:


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