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WORKSHOPBetween Futility and Future / a workshop series with Alexis Hogan + Chris DufourIN PERSON @ OXYGEN ART CENTRE
4 Classes: March 26 – 29, 2024
Tuesday to Thursday: 6:30pm – 8:30pm + Friday: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
TOTAL FEE: $30 for all four workshops OR FEE PER WORKSHOP: $10 – $20 ea.
Sliding scale available with an option to pay it forward for other folks to attend. 
Register via Google form. / Registration Deadline: March 18, 2024 @ 12:00 PM (Midnight)
“Between Futility and Future” is a workshop series with artists Alexis Hogan and Chris Dufour that entangles ecologically-centered practices of ink making, dyeing, and plant-based film developing alongside the use of the body. The series builds off the duo’s social practice, which includes working with invasive species, making charcoal, community-led sciences, permaculture and studying the places where queerness and ecology meet.
This series of workshops invites participants into studio-based explorations where the artists are encouraging the tangling of different elements of their creative and physical disciplines. The goal of this commingling is to create a new vernacular with which to carry the ongoing dialogue on grief, futility, anxiety, movement and rupture that lives in the roots of their collaborative practice. During the workshops, participants are invited to share in a collection of process-based practices with the artists and co-participants.
Workshop 1: Fire as Catharsis / March 26th (evening, 6:30-8:30 PM)*
Workshop 2: Dyeing as Indexing / March 27th (evening, 6:30-8:30 PM)
Workshop 3: Striking as Mark Making / March 28th (evening, 6:30-8:30 PM)
Workshop 4: Plant-Based Developing as Recording / March 29th (afternoon, 3:00-5:00 PM)
Attendance at all workshops is not required but encouraged.
Note: At the beginning of the workshop series and at each subsequent workshop participants will be introduced to black and white analogue film cameras that they will be invited to use to make images documenting elements of the series, which will be manipulated by the artists in this and subsequent works. The final workshop will include participants developing this film with support from the artists. If possible, we recommend people sign up for the entire workshop series to experience more intimately how the workshops are tied to one another.LEARN MOREREGISTERCALL FOR SUBMISSIONSDeadline to apply: February 16, 2024, by 12:00 PM Midnight (PST)Method: Google Form
Oxygen’s website
Oxygen Art Centre is currently accepting submissions to the Exhibition and Residency program.
The goals of Oxygen Art Centre are to stimulate the creation, exhibition, and discussion of contemporary art in all disciplines; to encourage cultural development and professional practices in artists; to engage in community development through art-based projects; and to achieve diversity in all programming.
We accept submissions from professional and emerging artists, researchers, curators, collectives, and arts organizations. Oxygen ArtCentre encourages applications from BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, and persons with disabilities. Artists are paid according to CARFAC Fee Schedule, with additional support for accommodation, travel, materials, catalogue, and more, depending on the project. All projects are contingent on funding.
Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals expressing interest in an exhibition, a residency, or both. Oxygen’s Submission Guidelines are structured to offer an introduction to you and your practice; you are not expected to have a resolved project at the time of application. We are interested in hearing about your approaches, ideas, and methodologies with which you might approach collaboration with Oxygen. Please review full submission guidelines on Oxygen’s website for more information.
The deadline to apply is February 16, 2024, at 12:00PM Midnight (PST) via Google Form.
All applications will be reviewed by Oxygen’s Exhibition& Residency Committee, which is composed of professional artists and cultural workers. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
We are grateful to all artists for their interest in Oxygen Art Centre and express thanks for their time composing an application and for sharing their work with us.
Contact info@oxygenartcentre.org with any questions or to submit via an alternative application method.LEARN MOREAPPLYADULT EDUCATIONOxygen Art Centre’s Spring 2024 semester is now open for registration! Offered in two parts—February to April and May to June—reserve your spot to learn a new technique or advance an existing one, take part in life drawing sessions and critical discourse, and get creative with our incredible professional artist instructors and fellow students across screen printing, digital photography, performance, drawing, and everything in between! Course offerings available both in-person and online.
To register, visit Oxygen’s website to access extended details and Google Form links for each course. Payment can be made via e-transfer, credit card, PayPal, and cheque. Contact Natasha Smith (Education Coordinator) via education@oxygenartcentre.org with any questions about the courses or how to apply. Investigating the Art of Acting: Clown to Naturalism with Marya Folinsbee & Valerie Campbell 
1 Class: Feb. 25
Sunday: 10am – 5pmTOTAL FEE: $150Registration Deadline: February 16, 2024REGISTERPainting from a Model #1 (No Instruction)
1 Class: March 3
Sunday: 1 – 5 pmTOTAL FEE: $40Registration Deadline: February 23, 2024REGISTERONLINE Figure Drawing  (No Instruction)
5 Classes: Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1
Wednesdays: 6 – 8 pmTOTAL FEE: $80Registration Deadline: March 27, 2024REGISTERLino Printing in Colour – Reduction Technique with Myra Rasmussen
1 Class: Mar. 2
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
TOTAL FEE: $125Registration Deadline: February 23, 2024REGISTERIntro to Digital Photography (Part 2) with Louis Bockner
2 Classes:  March 9 & 10 
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 2pmTOTAL FEE: $140Registration Deadline: March 1, 2024REGISTERO2 EXHIBITIONOxygen Art Centre’s third exhibition in the window project entitled O2, features new artwork by Marcus Dénommé is now on view from 9 February to 3 April 2024. 
Located on the Stanley Avenue side of the Nelson Trading Company building (430 Baker Street) in downtown Nelson, B.C., O2 is a window-turned-gallery. 
The new artwork by Dénommé is a mixed media silkscreen print/collage on stretched kitakata paper. The artist connects the installation with the colonial genocide in Gaza and is specifically inspired by the organization Unmute Gaza who works to amplify the images and writing by journalists attempting to report on the violence.LEARN MORE
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#3- 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) Nelson, B.C. V1L 4E4 Canada
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Hours of Operation: Wednesdays – Saturdays, 1:00 – 5:00pm (during exhibition run)
Admission by donation

Oxygen Art Centre acknowledges with gratitude that we are located on the tum xula7xw/ traditional territory of the sn̓ʕay̓ckstx/the Sinixt People. As uninvited guests we honour their ongoing presence on this land. We recognize that the Sylix, Ktuxana, and Yaqan Nukij Lower Kootenay Band peoples are also connected with this land, as are Métis and many diverse Indigenous persons.

We are grateful for the financial support we receive from Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, BC Gaming, Province of BC, Government of Canada, Vancouver Foundation, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, Columbia Basin Trust, United Way, Osprey Community Foundation, Nelson Lions Club, and Nelson and District Credit Union.

We offer thanks to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival and other key partners including Hall Printing, Speedpro Signs, and Selkirk College for their support.

We especially thank all of our volunteers, donors, and members.

Oxygen Art Centre is committed to ensuring all exhibitions, programs, and events are accessible to visitors. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible and equipped with an all-genders washroom. Please contact Oxygen if you have any questions or concerns about your visit.