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Art of Imagination exhibition in Cusco, Peru.

posted 8 Oct 2016, 05:38 by Canadian Society for Art of Imagination

Here is finally the slideshow of the Art of Imagination exhibition in Cusco, Peru, with the school of fine art of Cusco in June 2016,(ESABAC). 2 years of work, travel and organization but especially passion.

Voici le diaporama de l'exposition de Art of Imagination à Cuzco, au Pérou avec l’école des beaux arts de Cuzco (ESABAC), en Juin 2016. 2 années de travail, de voyage, d'organisation, mais surtout de passion.

Aquí son las diapositivas de la exposición de Art of Imagination con la escuela de bellas arte de Cusco en Junio 2016 (ESABAC) 2 anos de trabajo, viaje y organización pero especialmente de pasión.


Merci / Thank you !

posted 18 Nov 2015, 16:25 by Canadian Society for Art of Imagination

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Bonjour a tous,

Il y a un mois précisément, la première exposition de ART OF IMAGINATION en sol québécois prenais fins, cette exposition qui a eu lieu dans le superbe Écomusée du fier monde  fut un énorme succès qui a dépasser notre imagination et tous nos attente, une cinquantaine d’artiste venu de tous les coins du monde on participer a cette grande première. Brigid Marlin la fondatrice a été présente ainsi qu’une grande partie de l’administration américaine de la société. Nous avons pu exposer des œuvres fantastiques d’artistes reconnus à travers le monde et aussi d’artiste émergeant du Québec et d’ailleurs dans le monde. J’ai établie personnellement durant la dernière  année un programme d’inter échange culturel avec l’école des beaux arts de Cuzco qui nous ont envoyé les œuvres de plusieurs artistes de grands talents. Cet échange permettra a plusieurs artistes de la société d’exposer prochainement dans la vallée sacrée des inca à Cuzco.

Je me permets ici de souligner que notre mission est de développer l’intérêt et l’expansion du genre d’art que notre société chérie tant, qu’on l’appelle le réalisme fantastique ou l’art visionnaire, l’art imaginaire n’a ni d’époque ni de style prédéfinie car il n’appartient pas nécessairement a un style retro surréaliste, sinon il doit son appartenance à l’imaginaire collectif qui est en constant évolution et qui se renouvelle sans cesse dans les différent pays et époque.
L’art mérite selon nous une place plus grande dans notre société malade, elle est capable d’insuffler l’espoir devant la détresse, d’apporter la culture et la beauté au devant de la médiocrité et la corruption, elle canalise et fais ressortir les plus belles qualités constructive et créative de l’homme, nous recherchons par ce moyen l’élaboration d’un monde meilleur.

Dans la prochaine année nous exposeront a Cuzco, une exposition se prépare à Paris et aussi à Seattle, et nous somme très content d’annoncer 2 deux nouveaux projet d’exposition dont un à Maidstone en Angleterre et en Allemagne, proche de Dresden.

Nous vous remercions tous pour votre support et encouragement.

Jean Pronovost
Président de la société canadienne de ART OF IMAGINATION


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Hello everyone,

It is one month now, that the first exhibition of ART OF IMAGINATION  in Québec , Montreal finished, this exhibition which took place in the beautiful Écomusée du fier monde was a huge success that exceed our imagination and our expectation, fifty 'artists came from all over the world did participate in this great premiere. Brigid Marlin, the founder, was present and a large part of the US administration of the society. We were able to expose some fantastic works of artists recognized worldwide and also emerging artists from Quebec and elsewhere. I have personally established during the last year an inter-cultural exchange program with the School of Fine Arts of Cuzco who sent us the works of several artists of great talent. This exchange will allow many artists of the society to expose soon in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco.

Let me emphasize here that our mission is to develop the interest and expansion of art such as our dear society, call it fantastic realism and visionary art, fantasy art has neither time nor of predefined style because it does not necessarily belong to a surreal retro style, otherwise it should be link to the collective imagination that is in constant evolution and which is constantly renewed in the different countries and time.

The art in our view deserves more in our sick society, it is able to instill hope before the distress, bring culture and beauty in front of mediocrity and corruption, it channels and bring out the best constructive and creative human qualities we seek in this way the development of a better world.

In the next year we will exhibit in Cuzco, Paris and also in Seattle will be home to new exhibition, and are we very pleased to announce that there is two new exhibition project including one in Maidstone in England and one in Germany, near Dresden.

We thank you all for your support and encouragement.

Jean Pronovost
President of the Canadian Society for ART OF IMAGINATION

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The Sphinx - sculpture by Jean Pronovost


Brigid Marlin (founder and president of Society of Art of Imagination) and Jean Pronovost president of the canadian branch of AOI.

Jerome Bertrand - Montreal artist
Jerome Bertrand - Montreal artist

Society for Art of Imagiation - Montreal art show opening night
Society for Art of Imagination Montreal art show opening night !


Vernissage - Canadian Society for Art of Imagination




Montreal .. 50 Amazing Artists by Della Burford




 




Exhibition / Exposition in Montréal - October/octobre 7-17 2015

posted 17 Sep 2015, 05:11 by Canadian Society for Art of Imagination   [ updated 5 Oct 2015, 18:16 ]

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Communiqué de presse pour diffusion immédiate

Exposition d'art visuel de la Society for Art of Imagination

C'est avec grand enthousiasme que nous vous invitons à une exposition d'art visuel d'envergure internationale. Cet événement se déroulera du 7 au 17 octobre à l'Éco-Musée du Fier Monde situé au 2050 rue Amherst, à Montréal. Des artistes de renommée mondiale tels que H.R. G iger, Ernst Fuchs, Robert Venosa, Otto Rapp et Laurie Lipton y exposeront leurs oeuvres pour la première fois au Québec. Ce sera pour nous l'occasion de vous présenter la nouvelle branche Canadienne de la Society for Art of Imagination, ainsi que nos membres locaux et leurs oeuvres picturales. Mercredi le 7 octobre de 17h à 23h, il y aura un vernissage durant lequel plusieurs de nos artistes pourront échanger avec le public.

L’artiste doit être un créateur, un transformateur lié à l’esprit intérieur qui, avec compétence et imagination, construit une création qui incarne ou symbolise une valeur humaine importante d’une manière qui n’a jamais existé auparavant; d’améliorer, d’éclairer et de perpétuer ce qui est mieux dans les valeurs humaines” ~ Par Michel de Saint Ouen, extrait de : « Redécouvrir le terrain »

La Society for Art of Imagination est née de l’esprit en ébullition de la fondatrice Madame Brigid Marlin, artiste visionnaire Britannique, regroupe des artistes dont les oeuvres oniriques s'inspirent souvent de courants artistiques anciens tels que le symbolisme. Depuis sa création, la société s'est élargie et compte désormais plus de 500 membres à travers le monde.

Notre bût est de favoriser un regain d’intérêt pour ce que nous qualifions « d'art de l'imagination » et de permettre à plusieurs artistes aux centres d'intérêts communs de pouvoir entrer en communication afin d'établir un courant artistique réel. Cet « art de l'imagination » n’est ni purement abstrait ni rigidement réaliste. Les artistes touchent à l’art visionnaire, au réalisme fantastique, au surréalisme, sans porter réellement d'étiquette.

Les membres de la société travaillent indépendamment les uns des autres dans divers pays, ce qui en fait toute la richesse. Leur travail par contre dénote une éthique résolument cohérente. Nous encourageons une compétence technique rigoureuse couplée à une imagination fertile pour la création d’oeuvre qui transcendent l’ordinaire.

L'exposition comprend également un volet inter-échange avec le Pérou. En effet grâce à l'initiative de Jean Pronovost, l'école des Beaux Arts de Cuzco s'est joint à nous pour faire rayonner le travail de ses élèves qui oeuvrent avec la thématique de l'imaginaire.

Dans le passé, les membres de la société ont pu exposer à Londres, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Vienne, Melbourne, Vezzano, Shanghai, Nairobi et dans plusieurs autres villes du monde.

C'est grâce à l’implication de Jean Pronovost en tant que président, de Jérôme Bertrand, communication multimédia, de Andrei Lopez Savedra, trésorier, et de Claudia Van Heist, secrétaire, qu'il est possible pour nous d'introduire la Canadian Society for Art of Imagination.

Contact : Jean Pronovost : jeanpronovost@hotmail.com


Voici l’horaire de l'exposition

Mercredi 7 Octobre : 17h à 23h (VERNISSAGE)
Jeudi 8 Octobre : 9h30 à 16h
Vendredi 9 Octobre 9 : 9h30 à 16h
Samedi 10 Octobre : 10h30 à 17h
Dimanche 11 Octobre : 10h30 à 17h
Lundi 12 Octobre : FERMÉ
Mardi 13 Octobre : FERMÉ
Mercredi 14 Octobre : 11h à 20h
Jeudi 15 Octobre : 9h30 à 16h
Vendredi 16 Octobre : 9h30 à 16h
Samedi 17 Octobre : 10h30 à 17h


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Press release for immediate publication.

The Society for Art of Imagination's visual arts exhibition

We are very pleased to invite you to a grand international art exhibition. This event will take place at the Éco-Musée du Fier Monde, located at 2050 Amherst street in Montreal. The exhibition will be held from the 7th to the 17th of October with an opening night on the 7th from 5pm to 11 pm. World renowned artists such as H.R. Giger, Ernst Fuchs, Robert Venosa, Otto Rapp and Laurie Lipton will be showing their works of art, some for the first time ever in Québec!  It w ill also be the official launch of the Canadian branch of the Society for Art of Imagination. The opening will be a great opportunity to meet the artists, some traveling from New York and as far as British Columbia.

Brigid Marlin (UK) founded the Society in the 1960's as a means to unite artists from around the world whom works are inspired by the symbolists, the surrealists and the visionary. This community has now over 500 members and branches in the United States, Europe, Africa and now Canada. Each member works independently but their work s reflect a common ground as it is not purely realistic neither abstract.

 Our society encourages artists that show refined technical skills as well as an imagination that transcends the ordinary. Our vision is focused on a bright future that will propel young talents and make the works of the masters of the 20th century accessible to the public. The association has had exhibitions in London, New York, Vienna, Melbourne, Vezzano, Shanghai, Nairobi and many more cities.

This Montreal exhibition will also bring about a collaboration with Peru. With the efforts of Jean Pronovost, the Fine Art School of Cuzco will be showcasing the works of their best students with their chairman Mr. Carlos Aguilar. This initiative as been made possible by Jean Pronovost (president of the canadian branch),

Jerome Bertrand (social media), Andrei Lopez Savedra (tresuror) and Claudia Van Heist (secretary).

Contact : Jean Pronovost :  jeanpronovost@hotmail.com

Here is the shcedule for the exhibition:

Wednesday October 7 : 5 PM to 11 PM (GRAND OPENING)
Thursday October 8 : 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Friday October 9 : 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Saturday October 10 : 10:30 AM to 5 PM
Sunday October 11 : 10:30 AM to 5 PM
Monday October 12 : CLOSED
Tuesday October 13 : CLOSED
Wednesday October 14 11 AM to 8 PM
Thursday October 15 : 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Friday October 16 : 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Saturday October 17 : 10:30 AM to 5 PM


Exhibition / Exposition in Montréal - October/Octobre 2015

posted 8 Jun 2015, 17:19 by Canadian Society for Art of Imagination   [ updated 8 Jun 2015, 19:57 ]

FROM OCTOBER 7 to 17 2015 / DU 7 AU 17 OCTOBRE 2015
Écomusée du Fier Monde
2050 rue Amherst, Montréal, Canada, Qc H2L 3L8

Artwork submission for the Montreal exhibition

For the members of Canadian Society of Art of Imagination


If you participate to the Montréal exhibit: Only “original” artworks will be displayed (paintings and sculptures).
Giclee, posters and lithographs are not accepted.

FOR THE SELECTION of your artwork: you will need to send us at artcsaoi@hotmail.com a selection of up to 5 digital jpeg photos, high definition, so that the selection committee can choose 'one' of your artworks for the exhibition.

Deadline to “submit” your art: 08/01/2015 (August 1st 2015)


To become a member of Canadian Society of Art of Imagination
Registration form  : INSCRIPTION-FORM-AOI-CANADA-2015.pdf (You need Acrobat Reader)
The member fees must be paid by: August 15 th 2015


Soumission d’œuvres à l'exposition de Montréal

Pour les membres de Canadian Society of Art of Imagination

Si vous participez à l’exposition de Montréal : Seules les œuvres d’art « originales » seront exposées
(peintures et sculptures). Les giclées, affiches et lithographies ne sont pas acceptées

POUR LA SÉLECTION de votre œuvre : Veuillez nous faire parvenir par courriel à artcsaoi@hotmail.com une sélection jusqu’à 5 photos jpeg numériques, haute définition, afin que le comité de sélection puisse choisir ‘l’une’ de vos œuvres pour l’exposition.

Date limite pour « soumettre » vos œuvres originales : 01/08/2015 (1er août 2015)


Pour devenir membre de Canadian Society of Art of Imagination
Formulaire d'inscription ici : INSCRIPTION-FORM-AOI-CANADA-2015.pdf  (Acrobat Reader nécessaire)
Les frais de participation doivent être acquittés pour le : 15 août 2015


Exposition Society of Art of Imagination Canada - Montréal - octobre 2015/ Exhibition in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 2015

OPENING OCTOBER 7th 2015 / VERNISSAGE 7 OCTOBRE 2015

Glowing Review of the Toronto Art for Peace Exhibition by Jerky LeBoeuf

posted 4 Jun 2014, 14:42 by Canadian Society for Art of Imagination   [ updated 4 Jun 2014, 14:49 ]

On Thursday, May 22, I was fortunate enough to attend the gala opening
of Art for Peace, the premiere exhibition of the newly minted Canadian
branch of the international Society for Art of Imagination, at the
prestigious Moniker Gallery in the heart of Toronto’s Fashion
District. Organized by two of Canada’s most vital artistic scenesters
– the elegant Marina Malvada and the ebullient Bhat Boy – it was
obvious to all in attendance that this blockbuster showcase for over
50 international artists was nothing less than an unmitigated triumph
at every level. And if you’re lucky enough to be reading this before
June 4th, then by all means make every effort to get yourself to
Moniker so you can experience this wonderful exhibition as it should
be experienced: as a sumptuous, psychedelic, multi-course feast for
the soul

To read the complete article, go here:
http://www.paracultureview.com/

Toronto Art for Peace Exhibition. May 22 - June 5th 2014

posted 4 Feb 2014, 17:05 by Canadian Society for Art of Imagination

An exciting group of young Canadian artists has kicked off the Canadian Art of Imagination Society, with 4 planned exhibitions for their inaugural year in Toronto and Ottawa.

Art or Peace, an exhibition hosted by the Canadian Society for Art of Imagination is opening up in the prestigious Moniker Gallery in the heart of Toronto's Fashion district, well known for housing some of the city's most exciting and diverse creations.  This will be the Canadian society’s first show in Canada and expects to draw art from across Canada and international Art of Imagination society members. The event kicks off a series of exhibitions planned in Canada. There will be a gala opening night event on Thursday May 22, 2014. A portion of our sales will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders. 

The Toronto show is made possible by Canadian Society Toronto Director, Marina Malvada, whose work is both stellar and spiritual, often touching on the taboos of our soul. “I work with my materials on the molecular level. I respect their inherent properties, and use my imagination to express the magic that’s all around us.” Although working primarily as a painter, Marina has run a successful business making and exporting chocolate skulls around the world, she has been featured in Vogue, and her illustrious list of customers includes Damian Hirst.

The core of the Art for Peace show will move to Ottawa where Art of the Imagination week is planned to start on September,2014 when there will be an unveiling of a September 11 memorial painting at the opening of the Art for Peace exhibition at Orange Gallery in Ottawa. There will be a gala event held at Orange Gallery on the night of Saturday September 13 attended by the Canadian Society Members, and Society founder Brigid Marlin.

Three Art of the Imagination shows will be running at the same time in separate galleries, all opening the same week. These shows will follow up on painting classes and workshops to open the imagination of Canadians and bring the regional Imaginationist artists together. 

Art of the Imagination week is the vision of Canadian Society Ottawa Director, Bhat Boy. Bhat Boy has been a protégé of Brigid Marlin’s for over 3 decades and spent his formative years in Brigid’s madcap circle of imaginationist friends in England after graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design with Marina Malvada in the early 90s. His paintings are whimsical social commentaries on history, and his favorite subjects include goldfish and nuns.

In October 2015 the Canadian Society will be holding an exhibition in Montreal’s Ecomuseum. Montreal Director and artist Jean Provonost is hosting this event. Jean felt he was working in isolation until he met Brigid last year, and she inspired him to rise up out of the ashes of his studio and create an Imaginationist exhibition for all. Jean’s monumental sculptures focus on issues such as financial greed, and the sensitivity of our environment, and will be one of the focuses of the 2015 Ecomuseum exhibition in Montreal.

The work of the Canadian Society is made possible through the efforts of the Canadian Society’s founding members, and financial support from the American Society for Art of Imagination, under the direction of Brigid Marlin. The purpose of our Society is the raise awareness and foster commerce of Art of Imagination within Canada and abroad, as well as create a community for artists who might otherwise be operating in isolation. 

To submit artwork for the Toronto Art for Peace Exhibition May 2-June 5 2014, please email:

malvada@canadianartofimagination.org

To submit artwork for one of the Ottawa Exhibitions September 3-14 2014 please email:

bhatboy@canadianartofimagination.org

The Beginning of The Canadian Society for Art of Imagination

posted 14 Dec 2013, 18:38 by Canadian Society for Art of Imagination   [ updated 20 Jan 2014, 11:44 ]

The Canadian Society for Art of Imagination will support artists in their professional endeavours whether emerging, mid career or seasoned, by creating an artists community within the genre of Art of Imagination. Often these artists work in isolation without a local community or network. We will organize art shows at art galleries in cities across Canada, curate exhibitions of Art of Imagination, pay gallery fees, assist with transportation costs allowing exhibitions to move from one city to another, storing art in the interim.  Exhibitions will take place in fee based galleries, museums, community centres and other suitable public spaces. We will advertise and promote such exhibitions through media and print invitations.  We will reach out to the general public in an effort to raise consciousness about this genre of art and to expose art to those who may have not been introduced to it. By exhibiting as a group we are empowering our collective goal of raising the awareness of Art of Imagination.

We shall exhibit at venues throughout Canada.  In our 2014 budget we have planned an exhibition called “Art For Peace” which will tour in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.   These events will be organized through our members and volunteers.  In our first year we plan to raise 50 members and 10 volunteers, in addition to the efforts of the 3 Directors.   

Our society will work in cooperation with the International Art of Imagination publication “Inscape” magazine, the American Art of Imagination Society, the Society for Art of Imagination (UK) and the International Fantastic Art Association (Japan) to help expose Canadian Artists, where they can be promoted individually, but also can exhibit alongside established American, European and other Nationalities, to show how Art of Imagination movement is taking place across the globe.

Many of our exhibitions will include our international partners.  Our sister Art Societies in other countries will in turn include Canadian artists in their exhibitions. All of the imaginative art organizations agree that it is in all our interests to cooperate internationally. The Canadian Society for Art of Imagination will only pay for activities within Canada, however, we may sometimes subsidize the cost of shipping members artwork to and from recognized Art of the Imagination exhibitions in other countries.

The purpose of our Society to promote and educate the public awareness of Imaginative Art, in addition to this it is our purpose to benefit the artistic careers of its members and all artists working in the Imaginative Art genre.  We define Imaginative Art as art that exhibits technical skill coupled with imagination and or spirituality to create fine works of art that transcend the ordinary. Membership is confined to artists working in the Imaginative art genre.

Although no such expense is scheduled for the 2014 budget, we reserve the right to pay for travel expenses of directors if they have to travel on Society for Art of Imagination business.

Annual Membership dues will be charged to all members. For 2014, membership dues will be $75. Our annual membership dues are based on current similar membership rates being charged in the United Kingdom and American Imagination Societies.

Our organization will raise funds by: sometimes charging admission to exhibitions; sometimes taking a commission on the sale of works at exhibitions for which exhibition fees have been paid for by the society; through membership fees; and donations.

We've got a mention on the AOI website.

posted 14 Dec 2013, 18:37 by Canadian Society for Art of Imagination   [ updated 20 Jan 2014, 11:07 ]

http://artofimagination.org/a-new-canadian-branch-of-aoi/

Call to Artists

posted 15 Oct 2009, 08:02 by Canadian Society for Art of Imagination   [ updated 4 Feb 2014, 17:16 ]

Call for Artists for the upcoming 'ART FOR PEACE' exhibition from May 22nd to June 5th at the uber cool MONIKER GALLERY in Toronto's fashion district.

The Canadian Society for Art of Imagination is looking for imaginative and spiritual works of art that exhibit artistic skill, for the ART FOR PEACE exhibition in Toronto from May 22 to June 5. 

Successful applicants will pay a $ 75.00 participation fee for the two week show. This includes hanging, two receptions with a cash bar, gallery staff during opening hours, and importantly, exposure to high level art buying clientele. Acceptance automatically includes membership in The Canadian Society for Art of Imagination for one year. Acceptance also includes eligibility to apply to the Ottawa exhibition at Orange Gallery in September 2014 without paying fees.

Art for Peace is The Canadian Society for Art of Imaginations first exhibition. We are sponsored by our British and American Art of Imagination Societies with associated members including 
 H.R. Geiger, Alex Grey, and Ernst Fuchs. Brigid Marlin , student of Ernst Fuchs, founded the first Society for Art of Imagination in the UK in 1961 . The Goal of our society is to foster Art of Imagination in co-operation with other similar societies throughout the Globe. The Exhibition will include works of contributing members from Europe and the United States.

To submit your work for consideration, please send the following to                                           malvada@canadianartofimagination.org :

- 1 - 3 jpegs with a HEIGHT NO GREATER THAN 480 pixels and a WIDTH NO GREATER THAN 600 pixels 


- TITLE, MEDIUM, DIMENSIONS and PRICE and a short description of each work if you wish. 

- $10 CDN non refundable submissions fee for all applicants
 payable by PayPal to : https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5NJUHGZFPBPZ4
 or MAIL CHECQUE made out to:
 M.M. Raike 
 25 rue St-Zotique, Ouest, Montreal, QC H2S1N9

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 28th. 

There will be a 25% comission on all works listed for sale, 15% for the Society and 10% for Médecins Sans Frontières.
Accepted artists will pay a fee of $75 for participation in the show, and annual membership in the society. 

Sincerely,
Marina Malvada
malvada@canadianartofimagination.org

posted 15 Oct 2009, 07:59 by Canadian Society for Art of Imagination   [ updated 14 Dec 2013, 18:30 ]



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