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News Release - July 5, 2016

Call for Entries for 2016 Art and Culture Program issued
YQQ seeking art with an elemental connection

Call for Entries for 2016 Art and Culture Program The Comox Valley Airport Commission and Comox Arts Council are seeking submissions for the 2016 Art and Culture Program at the Comox Valley Airport. This year's exhibition entitled: THE ELEMENTS will run for six months from November 2016 to May 2017.

In this call for submission, the airport is seeking two and three dimensional art pieces that highlight one of the seven basic Elements of art-marking: lines, shapes, forms, values, colors, textures, and space.

Artists are asked to submit a short description of how their piece uses THE ELEMENTS as a double entendre: the basic elements of art-marking, along with a link to the elements of life on Vancouver Island. This could be the people, the places, the environment or whatever interpretation the artist chooses to describe an artistic elemental connection to the Island.

"In artistic practice the Elements of art are the basic components of art-marking. It is impossible to create a work of art without using at least one of the seven elements," explained Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director of Comox Arts. "We thought it would be interesting to go back to the basics and see where this takes us. We are particularly curious as to how the artists will relate these basic components to an element of northern Vancouver Island."

Artists living in the northern Vancouver Island area are encouraged to submit their work for consideration for this exhibition. Eligible artists may reside as far south as Parksville, Port Alberni and Ucluelet and as far east as Powell River (including Texada, Denman, Hornby, Quadra, Cortes, Alert Bay and Sointula).

Artwork may be in the form of paintings, original prints, photography, mixed media, textiles and/or sculpture. Submissions must be made online at www.comoxairport.com/arts www.comoxvalleyarts.com and entries will be accepted until August 31, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to review the guidelines on the site carefully before making a submission.

About YQQ's Public Art and Culture Program

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is the first point of entry for many Vancouver Island tourists. Part of the airport's responsibility is to help form passengers' first perceptions of the Comox Valley and Northern Vancouver Island. This provides an ideal opportunity for the airport to host a public art and culture program featuring the work of local artists. To view YQQ's current summer art exhibit please visit: www.comoxairport.com/summerarts

Media Contacts:

Dallas StevensonMaxine Montgomery
Comox Valley Community Arts CouncilComox Valley Airport
250-334-2983Phone: 250-890-0829 ext. 253