THE PURPLE STAPLER PRESENTS
THE 4th ANNUAL
Back Alley Artists Night!
A CELEBRATION OF EMERGING ARTISTS
Our vision of the Back Alley Artists Night is an annual exhibition featuring the work of emerging visual artists, filmmakers, slam poets, performers and musicians while providing an opportunity for cross discipline networking and celebration.
Date: July 8, 2017
Location: CBC Studio 700 @ 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2R5
Our programming begins with the CBC Studio 700 doors opening at 7pm, Saturday, July 8, 2017. Artists, community members and guests will be invited to grab a drink and mingle before the first act of short films and performances at 7:30pm. Throughout the evening, guests are encouraged to engage with the visual art gallery incorporated into the space. With alternating twenty-minute intermissions, a total of three acts each comprised of a short film and two performances will culminate in the voting and presentation of three awards chosen by the audience.
Sunday, July 9, 2017, visual art will be available for pick up while a short series of staged readings and other presentations runs until 1pm.
- to showcase socially conscious emerging artists from the lower mainland in an equitable fashion
- to provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary artist networking
- to celebrate summer and all of the challenges emerging artists overcome every year.
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS
1st: Kristina Lao
2nd: Tia Mueller
3rd: Katherine Vincent
International: iRony by Radheya Jegatheva / Australia
Local: A Viewing by Montsy Videla / Canada
Beginning March 25, 2017, emerging artists of all disciplines - including Visual Artists, Filmmakers, Musicians, Slam Poets and Other Performers - are encouraged to submit their work for consideration for inclusion in this weekend exhibition and the chance to win one of our sponsored Audience Choice Awards (award sponsors coming soon).
SATURDAy ARTISTS - july 8th, 2017
Mildred Grace German
Jump in Love - Ali Zare Ghanatnowi, IRAN
New Year New - Gon Villex, ARGENTINA
Illusionist’s Vision - Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen, FINNLAND
The Lives of Others - Ali Zare Ghanatnowi, IRAN
A Viewing - Montsy Videla, CANADA
Water is Life - Elisabeth Rose Astwood, CANADA/USA
iRony - Radheya Jegatheva, AUSTRALIA
Switzerland - Angie Violet Hawes, CANADA
Sunday ARTISTS - july 9th, 2017
With such a plethora of submissions this year, I just had to expand our festival!
short films @ 11am
- A Happy Dinner
- The Man Who Forgot To Breathe
- Hola, soy Géminis
- Big Mouth Billy Bass
If you are interested in volunteering for or sponsoring this interdisciplinary artists festival, please feel welcome to contact our Artistic Director Elisabeth (email@example.com) or our Producer Carolynne (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*includes a super secret performance award - to be announced the night of the show!