We are excited to announce that the call for artists is now open for PARKSHOW 2018 in Calgary! PARK is accepting applications from artists of all types, including visual artists, musicians, performance artists, and more!
PARKSHOW is an art and fashion exhibition with a focus on promoting emerging and streetwear talent, and all levels of artistry. If you are interested in applying please submit your application using the form below by March 31, 2018.
Please note that PARKSHOW 2018 will betaking place outdoors in conjunction with PARKSALE on the weekend of June 22-24, 2018.
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Ellen Doty is a soulful Canadian vocalist and songwriter with a world-class voice. Her music is rooted in jazz, yet seamlessly incorporates elements of other genres including folk and pop. A true storyteller whose works are as intimate and as personal as their handwritten lyrics, Ellen’s immense talent for songwriting is only complemented by her stunning vocals. Rich, sultry, and sweet, Ellen’s voice draws listeners in and takes them on an unforgettable journey.
On any night you will hear cavernous guitars bathed in deep reverb and delay drenched Gilmour-esque soundscapes. Hewson Grey released their debut EP, Montes et Mare on September 9, 2016. To date Montes et Mare has received airplay in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Scotland and Australia. It has charted on college stations in British Columbia and on CJSR in Edmonton, Alberta.
Rich with thoughtful texture and stirring rhythms, Run Deer Run’s music has always had duality at its core; blending the subtle and the complex, the calculated and the wild, the light and the dark. At times restrained, and at others emphatic, the rhythms and melodies weave together to form compelling songs featuring incredibly personal and honest lyrics.
Citysleep is the collaborative effort between singer/songwriter Jerrick Dela Rosa and synth-pop enthusiast Dexter Mabanta. Curated in late 2015, the duo began self-producing ambient electronic music. Citysleep is an ever growing project, open to collaborating with different vocalists and producers around the city. With sounds created for a "night-time only" vibe, allow Citysleep to take you in on the comedown of a night out in the city.
Since 2009, Calgary-based Volante String Quartet has been performing at all kinds of events, from classical music concerts to receptions, galas, and educational outreach programs. VSQ has collaborated with many instrumentalists, singers and ensembles alike from Calgary's music scene over this time. Most recently, the quartet worked closely with Edmonton-based Mercury Opera for a series of outdoor shows presented by Downtown Calgary.
Alex Kwong is a Calgary-based artist. His work is largely influenced by the human face, tattoo themes, and oriental watercolors and calligraphy breathed through a modern and urban visual style that balances fluidity and intensity; delicateness and aggression.
Ji-Eun is a Korean born painter and interior designer. With a background in Environmental Design and Interior Design, Ji-Eun’s enthusiasm is focused on integrated design using digital technologies with analogue sensibilities through both 2D and 3D applications. The biggest inspiration for her art is the imagery taken from her personal memories, and emotional reactions to music and film.
Colter Smyth is a Calgary raised artist who has lived and worked across Canada, USA, The EU and Latin America. His work is inspired and influenced by cites and the interaction between humans and the built environment. His art is focused on the colours and attitudes of cities and how they communicate with those who are in them. Colter is currently residing in Calgary and working on a book documenting the culture of street art in his adopted second home of São Paulo.
Over 15 years ago, Cory began keeping a collaborative journal documenting random insights and phrases from his own hand as well as those of strangers. Since then well over a dozen books have been filled and, three years ago, Cory left his career behind to dedicate himself to sharing these collected ideas through crafting thoughtful creations.
David Brunning, sometimes also known as TheKidBelo, is a professional painter and artist currently residing in Calgary, working in the mediums of aerosol, acrylic and oil. A former graffiti artist, David has expanded into the fine art realm with his abstract work and has chosen to partner with PARKSHOW to highlight his pieces from his latest show Lost in Transition. All pieces will be available for sale during PARKSHOW.
Jean-Michel’s inspiration comes from our planet’s beauty, as an infinite source of colours and patterns surrounding us, reshaped by light and reflections. While this conceptual beauty can be easily overlooked in our busy lives, Jean Michel tracks it with an infinite patience, carving his unique designs through multiple demanding processes. Jean Michel is originally from France but is now living in Calgary, Canada.
Cory Christopher is a local creative and entrepreneur that was born and raised in Alberta. His works are a beautifully curated blend of art and design that hold a multifaceted application.
From creating inspiring spaces to constructing intricate floral installations, Cory continually strives to find creative ways to design anything into reality, believing that “the impossible is always possible.”
As an interdisciplinary performing + visual artist Jennie’s work explores geometric-intricacies inspired by complex patterns in geology, microscopy and the everyday world through a range of 2D/3D traditional and digital mediums. She is currently exploring sound and interactive visual projections in her solo practice while focusing on collaborative works and large-scale projects with Studio Cartel.
Practicing primarily in installation, performance and text art, Natalie’s works are interventions in their surroundings, affected by and changing with the environment. Informed by personal experience, her artistic practice is a physical manifestation of thought. Drawn by memory, shaped by reflection and altered by interaction.
Dayna’s work is informed by core values of community and beauty. Essential themes of Christian spirituality and empowerment of women become remediated through landscape, transformation, duality and telepresence in traditional craft practices and illustration.
For PARKLUXE 2013, Kirk sculpted a visually stunning large-scale installation, exploring the articulation of space and time through light, form and interactivity. This work stems from a series of installations called "String Theory". String Theory is a contemplative series of works emerging from his interest in the interconnection between, light, movement, space and time.
Stephen’s artwork is a display of what can be done with the use of minimal materials and the subtle changes in repetition and blending of shapes, forms, patterns and color. Taken to new complex depths, this stylistic technique creates dynamic and optically off-kilter art that plays off of figure ground relationship, creating something visually unique to the viewer.
Fascinated with the ever-changing landscape of train tracks, Pierre began following the names of graffiti artists that appeared on the cars. His photographs capture the transient nature of this unique “gallery”. No day is the same – there are no openings, no publicity campaigns, or gift shops. The pieces travel around the country, and once you see it, you never know if you’ll ever see it in person again.
Growing up in Calgary, Tiffany Cuffley had three very distinct passions: figure skating, performing and art. Having the opportunity to travel and tour with Disney On Ice for six years, she was able to study and explore art across the world. From this experience, Tiffany came home inspired and ready for the next chapter in her life as an artist.