Touring Exhibition Program
Book a variety of exhibitions at a subsidized monthly rate of $150 up to 2 years in advance.
The Manitoba Arts Network sends high-quality exhibitions to rural communities across the province. The Arts Network covers all expenses such as shipping, insurance, packing and crating, signage, didactic labels, and artist fees for a one-month member booking fee of $150. and $200 for non-members.
An average touring season coordinated by MAN yields:
- 4-5 visual arts exhibition
- 20-25 bookings by over 20 communities in Manitoba, NW Ontario, and North Dakota.
- 8 free artist-led workshops for members (dependant on grants)
- Resulting in up to $15,000 in artist fees throughout the year (dependant on grants)
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How do artists participate
Exhibitions are selected on a yearly basis by a jury from an annual call for submission. A Jury selects both emerging and professional artists, presenting a range of media and themes, and features both challenging contemporary work and traditional approaches to art-making through solo, two-person, and group exhibitions.
Interested in booking an exhibition? Here’s how:
- Review the exhibits below.
- Identify the months you wish to book the exhibit
- Contact email@example.com
- Confirm availability
- Sign a digital contract
- We coordinate the shipping and email you the times and dates
- We will invoice you during the month you receive the exhibit
- You hang and install the exhibit
- MAN sends you an exhibition evaluation to complete
Email the Visual Art Coordinator to book touring exhibitions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Medium: collage; video
Number of works: 14
The Birds and Books series was made in response to the Coutts farm in southern Alberta and use Jim Coutts long relationship with the region as inspiration for the work. Jim kept a daily journal that recorded the birds sited on his property throughout the course of the year. This journal reflected a continued intimate dialog with the land and its rhythms. Within the Coutts homestead there is also a comprehensive library of historical texts, alongside bird drawings and paintings of the surrounding landscape. All these types of medium combined comprise a complex archive of place reflected through the prism of a domestic interior.
Birds and Books is comprised of 12 archival inkjet prints (7”x6.5”), framed, and two video works.
Number of works: 53 (8 ½” x 11”)
In any season, rural or urban, Manitoba is a beautiful province. TFAM members have recreated their special moment or memory of Manitoba in fibre. Which one will resonate with you?
Exhibit Contents: 53 wall-mounted journal size (8 ½” x 11”) Landscape orientation. Each piece has an information card with Title, Artist’s name and sale price. A book with Images, Artist Statements and Bios is available for display. Hanging Slats for each piece included.
Number of works: 14
Mary Lowe’s paintings focus’s on visual qualities of watercolour pigment, dropped in water, with salt applied in areas. Her works discover images hidden within the painting. Fourteen paintings are 36 x 27 inches, framed and ready to hang.
Medium: linocut, collage, oil pastel, monoprint, pen&ink, watercolour, fabric, words
number of works: 32
Into the Wind is a series of artworks and poem that are based on the artists reoccurring dream. In the dream Jan rises from the ground and flies over land toward distant horizons. The dream is powerful and represents freedom from fears and anxiety, courage to experience unexplored new horizons, remaining calm and confident while faced with the unknown and hopeful of new beginnings. The “In The Wind” poem and art series explores my initial pen and ink zenwork “In The Wind”.
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Regardless of the speculations, ravens are fascinating creatures, and have been appearing in mythology and folklore for centuries, including the indigenous cultures of Scandinavia, ancient Ireland and Wales, North America, and Siberia. In many cultures, the common raven has been revered as a spiritual figure or godlike creature. In others, the raven has become a figure of doom.
I have been an admirer of ravens for a number of years, and see them as creatures of mystery rather than as harbingers of doom. They seem to be keen observers of their surroundings, and appear to know much more than they are able or willing to share. My fascination with these birds has resulted in a series of larger than life size acrylic paintings of ravens engaged in various activities and attitudes.
Inspired by the events surrounding the 1919 strike, “REVOLTING!” is a unique exhibition showcasing original artworks by the Frost Shield Kerfuffle Collective. Artists Cullen Bingeman, Michael Boss, Evin Collis, Kelly-Jo Dorvault, Patricia Eschuk, Peter Graham, Kenneth Harasym, Chris Simonite, and Diana Thorneycroft present works that re-imagine iconic images associated with the strike, along with explorations into its repercussions and the continuum of the class struggle. Artistic approaches to this subject matter range from a tongue in cheek parody of classic moments to sombre reflections on some of the tragic characters and circumstances that make up this historical event.
Forest Royalty is a story of seeking the divine and connecting with those whose wisdom is seemingly too sweet for this world. I trace star maps. I crown the Bear. The Owl calls my name. Insects remind me that the cycle of life always brings new birth and hope. In my heart, and in my life, I honour the beasts who give grace and mercy and expect nothing in return.
Like nature, these pieces are multi-layered. The forest, the ocean, as well as our modern world are layered with challenges and puzzles; not to be solved, but to be witnessed.
Discarded and cast off objects, such as fragments of old furniture and building materials, rusted pieces of metal, and various other disused and disposed of items are prominent, highlighting their unique, well-worn beauty.
These crude, rough objects, along with deteriorated mirrors, are blended with and enclosed within a mash-up of cheap, highly decorative baroque-influenced picture frames. The resulting pieces embrace contradiction on numerous levels, functioning as both an homage to, as well as a caricature of a centuries-old style still viewed as ‘classy’.
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About the Touring Arts Program
Manitoba Arts Network’s Exhibition Program tours visual art throughout the province.
Are touring exhibitions are available for one-month bookings. Member organizations benefit from reduced booking rates. Exhibitions may also be booked for multiple months if slots are available.
Our subsidized booking fees cover all general costs of the exhibition, including artist fees, shipping and insurance.
All transportation and shipping services for our touring exhibitions are generously donated by Gardewine. Our touring program is generously supported by the Manitoba Arts Council.
Selected exhibitions typically tour for a minimum one-year period, with the possibility of touring for up to two years.
For more information, contact: the Visual Arts Coordinator.