Call for Submissions

Deadline for Call for Submissions

December 20, 2019 at 5:00pm at The Guild

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The Programming Committee is currently seeking submissions for 2020 from, but not limited to: emerging artists; mid-career artists; established and senior artists; artists of diverse backgrounds; artist populations that have been generally underserved; and community groups.

As a cultural venue with its mandate for promotion and support for Island artists, the Guild’s Board of Directors have given clear direction for Island artists to be awarded first consideration.

All exhibitions will run for approximately 2 weeks from February through June.

Each artist can submit up to 5 works, in ONE of the following ways:

CD (up to 2 images per work, no more than 10 images total)
DVD (no more than 5 minutes total)
Binder portfolio (please indicate if you need it returned)
Online portfolio
Other materials required:

Artist Resume
Statement of Intent / Exhibition Proposal
Submissions can be submitted to:

Gallery @ The Guild Programming Committee
115 Richmond St.
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 1H9

For additional information, please email events@theguildpei.com.

The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2019. Only artists accepted into the 2020 Gallery Season will be contacted.

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See the Symons

Symons Medal Presentation 2019 Now Available Online

Senator Murray Sinclair Received the 19th Symons Medal on November 1, 2019

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Last month at Confederation Centre of the Arts, Canadian Senator, the Honourable Murray Sinclair received the 2019 Symons Medal for exceptional contribution to Canadian life.

Before a full house in the Homburg Theatre and webcast live across the country, Senator Sinclair received the medal and delivered his thoughtful lecture Confederation: We Could Have Done Better. Now, the medal presentation and lecture is available online in its entirety.

The presentation includes: an opening performance from the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus; words of welcome from the Honourable Premier of Prince Edward Island, Dennis King; response from fellow Senator, the Honourable Brian Francis, also from P.E.I.; and a Q+A segment with the audience. YouTube links to the archived video are available in English and French.

Senator Sinclair served the justice system in Manitoba for over 25 years and was the second Indigenous Judge to be appointed in Canada and the first Indigenous Judge in Manitoba. He also served as Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Canada. As Chair of the TRC, he participated in hundreds of hearings across Canada, culminating in the issuance of the TRC’s report in 2015.

Senator Sinclair was the 19th recipient of the Symons Medal. Since 2004, the Centre has honoured 18 others, including: Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau; His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales; historian Margaret MacMillan; human rights activist Stephen Lewis; the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada; and the President of the national Inuit organization, Mary Simon.

The Symons Medal and Lecture Series is named in honour of Professor Thomas H.B. Symons, a long-time supporter of Confederation Centre and a Board Governor. Professor Symons, the founding President of Trent University, is widely recognized for his work in the field of Canadian Studies, particularly within public policy, heritage, and education.

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Christmas in Twangtown

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CHRISTMAS In Nashville is a live tribute to the wonderful World of Country music that began in Nashville, Tennessee over 100 years ago.

With radio broadcasts over WSM in Nashville this showbusiness phenomenon has entertained Millions of Country music fans on that most famous of stages, the Ryman Auditorium.

Christmas In Nashville will recreate for you some of Country music’s finest moments starting way back at it’s earliest beginnings in Nashville, Tennessee.

On Saturday, December 14th, come with us as we take you back in time and a visit with, Minnie Pearl, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Kitty Wells, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Comedienne, Bobby-Jo and more.

The fun starts at 7:30 PM. Y’ALL COME DOWN NOW, Y’HEAR?

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Life of Elf

December 13, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Guild

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR.is a must see holiday musical.

Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace his or her ”inner elf”

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Holly Jolly Fraser Holiday

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH, 7:30 PM  at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $27.50 tax & fees included

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Join us Friday, December 20 for a Holly Jolly Christmas with Don Fraser & friends, featuring all the best of popular Christmas and holiday music.

Get ready to hear those jingle bells a-rockin’ with PEI favourites Kendall Docherty, Catherine O’Brien, Caroline Bernard, and the Reindeer Express, consisting of Devin Hornby (bass), Trevor Grant (drums), Don Fraser (keyboards), and Perry Williams (guitar). The night will also feature well-known Island entertainer, Marlane O’Brien, who’ll share Island Christmas stories to take you back to holidays gone by.

This December, gather around the fireplace at Harbourfront for an evening of music & stories that will fill your heart with festive cheer.

Plus, to make the night even sweeter, Christmas goodies will be available with our compliments during intermission. Come celebrate the holidays with us – we can’t wait to see you soon!

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Give the Gift of Theatre

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Burke at the Movies

Now Showing: Two Film Screenings Planned Honouring Brian Burke

Confederation Centre Art Gallery also launching exhibition catalogue Predicaments: Brian Burke, a Retrospective’

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The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is hosting multiple events over the next month to celebrate its current retrospective exhibition on prolific P.E.I. painter Brian Burke. Special thanks are extended to CN 100, exhibition and catalogue sponsor.

Tomorrow—Wednesday, December 4at 12-noon in the CCAG, a free screening will be held of Island filmmaker Brian Pollard’s Figure in a Landscape. This 25-minute documentary focusing on Burke includes scenes from the painter’s Island studio and opening receptions of his works in San Francisco and New York.

Next, on Thursday, December 12 at 7 p.m., the CCAG will host a book launch and film screening. Enjoy refreshments and a cash bar as the Centre launches the exhibition catalogue Predicaments: Brian Burke, a Retrospective, with essays by Judith Scherer, Robert Slifkin, Heinz Stahlhut, and Pan Wendt.

Following this launch, the public is invited to take a look behind Burke’s well-known 2004-05 portrait series Many Years Later with a screening of Pollard’s 45-minute documentary, also titled Many Years Later. Co-produced by William Harrington, the film features interviews with Burke and the subjects of these paintings—the artist’s friends—who, in the late 1960s, were part of the teenage social scene that frequented the Basilica Recreation Centre in Charlottetown.

Predicaments: Brian Burke, a Retrospective is showing until Sunday, January 5, 2020. Curator Pan Wendt will present a closing day ArtTalk around the exhibition on Sunday, January 5 at 2 p.m. at the CCAG.

The exhibition features over 117 pieces loaned by galleries and private collections all around the world, including several pieces from the permanent collection.  Burke’s paintings are characterized by a challenging intensity and dark wit, focusing on the human figure, and addressing existential themes of isolation, alienation, as well as broader social and political questions. The artist died in 2017, leaving behind an unforgettable visual legacy.

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