With the help of our long-term partners Spier, who supported our recent renovation, as well as the Joan St Leger Lindbergh Charitable Trust, Strauss & Co, and other incredibly valuable project partners, we are taking the Association for Visual Arts to the next level.
As you know, the AVA Gallery is an NPO with Public Benefit status, managed by a Board that is nominated and elected annually at its Annual General Meeting. The board is divided into sub-committees in order to affect the smooth running of the institution. The Selection Committee adjudicates proposals for exhibitions at the AVA.
We are inviting for proposals from artists, curators, galleries and other art institutions for our exhibition schedule 2018. Application forms are available from our Facebook page from 8 June onwards, or in hard copy or digital format at the gallery. Deadline for submission: 5 August 2017.
Short term, we are calling for art work for the following group exhibitions:
MEMBERS EXHIBITION 2017 is an uncurated exhibition, salon style, scheduled to open on 29 June 2017. Paid-up members are welcome to submit one art work, max. size 100 x 100cm. The gallery can install up to 150 art works and will operate on a first-come-first-serve basis.
UNDER 18s ONLY is an exhibition that encourages collecting art from an early age onwards. It will take place in the AVA’s Mezzanine Gallery from 15 July till 12 August in conjunction with the AVA PhotoFocus 2017. A crowd funding campaign is in the pipeline to seek support from parents, uncles and grannies who may be keen to introduce children to art collecting. AVA seeks from you: a “ready to hang” work in the medium of photography that can sell for R3 000 or less. Deadline: 1 July 2017.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE AVA?
The AVA Gallery plays a vibrant and leading role in creating a dynamic focus through the promotion of art and cultural interaction, exciting exhibitions, walkabouts and a variety of other art activities.
We invite you to get involved, become a member, and to be part of South Africa’s contemporary art history. Join the AVA not only to get a front row seat to the country and the continent’s contemporary visual art scene, but also to ensure that your voice is heard – and ours made louder.
Invitations to all exhibition private views and openings.
Invitations to artist and curator walk-abouts.
Ticket discount to events and other programmes.
Discount of 10% on art supplies from the Deckle Edge.
Opportunity to show in the annual Members Exhibition.
Discount of 10% on canvasses from Artland
Discount of 10% on selected printing at Cameraland
A negotiated discount on venue rental
A gratis glass of wine from Spier on First Thursday
The knowledge that you are supporting the AVA
Single / 2 years: R 280
Single / 5 years: R 550
Couple: R 280
Organisation: R 300
Pensioners / Students: R 75
Membership forms and cards are available at any time from our gallery. We’ll gladly send you a form by e-mail too, if you prefer.