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Like this great image things are bubbling! 
Want to join our team? We are getting ready for this year’s iteration and still need a couple new committee members. Get in touch! 
papergirlcalgary@gmail.com

Like this great image things are bubbling! 

Want to join our team? We are getting ready for this year’s iteration and still need a couple new committee members. Get in touch! 

papergirlcalgary@gmail.com

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PAPERGIRL CALGARY 2014

Looking for a new team! 

Hi I’m Sunshine, the founder and program manager for Papergirl Calgary. I am writing you all to let you all know that I am looking for someone to take over Papergirl Calgary.

I absolutely love love love this project, but I am unable to continue on with it this year.

I am looking for someone who is keen to take it over and continue to spread the Papergirl Love. 

I would be able to transfer to the new dedicated project leader the Papergirl blog and email contact list, as well as my knowledge and experience from running Papergirl Calgary for two years. I would also transfer over to you a giant suitcase full of workshop crafting supplies as well as a few other useful bits and bobs. 

Are you keen to become Papergirl Calgary’s new brave new leader, to take the project to all new heights! Then get in touch with me!

I look forward to hearing from you! 

PS. Running Papergirl on your own seem like a daunting task? Committees are awesome! Put together a team and get in touch!

Thanks to everyone who participated in 2012 and 2013. I can’t wait to see what this new year will bring!

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THANK YOU!

Thanks to everyone for participating in this year’s Papergirl Calgary! Stay tuned as we update the website with all of the artwork from 2013, and all of the participating artists.

Thanks to cyclists, artists, volunteers, all of our sponsors and the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts! 2013 Papergirl Calgary was a blast!

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EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT!

The tally is in folks! Come in tonight and throughout the rest of the week to see all of these fabulous submissions! 

Our youngest contributor was under 10 years old, our oldest was in their 70s. We had a couple of very enthusiastic contributors who submitted 50 works and 70 works respectively! The styles of the art submitted ranged from prints and drawings to paintings on canvas, love letters, cross-stitching and collage. There are is so much to look at! You will be mesmerized!

We have received 422 submissions from 86 different artists! Woweee!

Within Canada we received work from:

Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba

Within Alberta we received work from:

Calgary, Airdrie, Medicine Hat, Red Deer and Drumheller

Across the rest of the globe we received works from:

The Netherlands, Great Britain, France, The US, Austria, and Mexico.  

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PAPERGIRL EXHIBITION

AUGUST 14, 6-8pm

EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts

(Arts Learning Centre -Ground Floor)

205 - 8th Ave, SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0K9

Join us in the Arts Learning Centre at EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts for Papergirl Calgary’s 2013 Exhibition Opening on August 14th from 6-8pm.

Refreshments will be served as will an amazing line-up of several hundred works of art!

From prints and photographs to original drawings, paintings, and perhaps even crochet and quilling! Come and see what the 2013 iteration of Papergirl received in its call for submissions. You will be amazed! …AND more importantly, you will want to try to be in the right place at the right time to perhaps receive one of these gems when Papergirls and Boys go about delivering the works on the streets on August 19th!

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HAVE STICHES… WE’LL RIDE!

We are so inspired by these precious little submissions by Tara Glusk of Glusk Design. We had to share them right away! Especially as they came in a tiger envelope! Oh yeah! 

These hand stitched bikes were based on the designs for Papergirl Vancouver’s new look. Tara is one of Papergirl Vancouver’s amazing team members.

We love these little stitch designs and cannot wait to gift them!

Imagine one framed in your home! So rad!

Thanks Tara!

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NOONERVENTIONS WITH DOWNTOWN CALGARY!

We are super excited to be collaborating with Downtown Calgary! 

The art of giving art has come to Calgary for a second year… flooding the streets with creativity and pedal-powered and philanthropy! Papergirl Calgary is getting ready to roll up and roll out on their biggest giftervention to date! This year the project is happening in two phases:

 

PHASE I - LIMITED EDITION POSTER LUNCTIME GIFTERVENTION & EXHIBITION

In collaboration with Downtown Calgary and EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts, Papergirl Calgary will be gifting over 100 very special limited edition posters to local Calgarians who just happen to be running out for Lunch on Stephen Avenue on the 15th and 16th of August. If you are out on the Ave between noon and one on either of these days and you spot an inspired bike wheel sculpture, head over to spin that wheel. Those who choose to do so will be gifted with a beautiful work of art created with love by a talented Calgarian artist. There are four different editions you can potentially receive. Imagine how spiffy your wall at home would look with a stellar work of art hanging on it! If you miss the lunchtime giftervention, not to worry, you can always stop by the exhibition in the Arts Learning Centre at Epcor (August 14-17 - 12am-6pm) and see first hand all of the amazing contributions to this year’s project!

Papergirl Limited Edition posters by: Kristofer Kelly, Nicole Edmond, Daniel J. Kirk & Alyssa McMurry (left to right)

PHASE II – SUNDAY FUNDAY FLOOD-FOCUSSED GIFTERVENTION ACROSS THE CITY

For 2013, Papergirl Calgary looks forward to breaking last year’s submission record of 130+ artists and 300+ submitted artworks. Papergirl received work from young emerging talent as well as established local, national and international artists. All of these amazing 2013 contributions will be rolled up and gifted to the Calgary public at random, all will be distributed by a team of Papergirl and Paperboy cyclists. Once again, it is time to hop on a bike and flood the city, but this time, with art!

One could say that this year Papergirl is flood focussed, this year, the cycling team’s plan of attack is to gift spectacular Papergirl artwork out in areas of Calgary that were affected by flooding. This flood of art is meant to inspire those rebuilding, and to give folks affected by the flood a stellar piece of art to hang on their walls.

All artwork will first go on exhibit in the Arts Learning Centre at EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts from the 14th – 17tth of August. Calgarians are invited to visit the exhibition daily from 11-6, or to come to the official opening on August 14th from 6-8pm. On the eve of the 17th Papergirls and Boys will be rolling up all the work and blinging up their bikes for the big giftervention and distribution day on the 18th of August. Keep an eye out for Papergirls and Paperboys peddling past you, and you may be one of the lucky ones who will receive a work of art.

The official delivery route is kept a secret until the day we ride out so we catch as many by surprise as possible. Rogue art gifting has some serious strategy behind it!

The exhibition will run from August 14-17th, 2013. The Papergirl opening reception will be on August 14th (6-8pm). Artworks will be distributed to the public on the 18th of August.

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DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it…

WE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO AUGUST 9TH!

EMAIL US FOR A SUBMISSION FORM! -  papergirlcalgary@gmail.com

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Art should be accessible to everyone!  Taking art out of the gallery and into the streets via old-school bicycle delivery format - this is Papergirl.

What happens in a Papergirl project?

  • A call for art submissions goes out to Calgary’s art community, across Canada, and the world!

  • The artwork is exhibited* (Papergirl is proudly partnered with EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts)

  • At the end of the exhibit all submitted works are rolled up and delivered at random by Papergirls ‘n boys to the unsuspecting local Calgary community. It’s a massive ‘giftervention’!


The Results of Papergirl? Artists of all styles, genres and experience, exhibit their work together AND share it with a new ‘collector’. Papergirls ‘n boys get some great exercise and plenty of smiles whilst gifting art. Volunteers get to know their community a bit better, AND hundreds of Calgarians make and receive fabulous works of art!

THAT’S PAPERGIRL! THE ART OF GIVING ART!

DOWNLOAD A SUBMISSION FORMclick here!


Deadline for submitting work: AUGUST 9

Exhibition Dates:August 14-17

Exhibition Opening Celebration: August 14

Distribution ‘Giftervention’ Day: August 18

CONTACT US:

BLOG: http://papergirlcalgary.tumblr.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pagest/Papergirl-Calgary
TWITTER: @PapergirlYYC

QUESTIONS?papergirlcalgary@gmail.com

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FLEUR DE TOLOMIO FEATURE

Papergirl Cyclist and photographer extraordinaire Cendrine Tolomio has a great new venture she has been working on for a while now. She is creating beautiful fleurs!

Fleur de Tolomio blooms are fashioned out of up-cycled fabric from the Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Feel good accessories, that feel good on the social conscience! 

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We saw these flowers at Market Collective's 5th Year Annversary, and we sure do love them!

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Fleur de Tolomio fleurs and accessories will be selling at Sunfest in Inglewood on the 3rd of August and also at the Night Market in Inglewood in August and September. Stop on by and pick up your favourite! There are so many precious pickings… it will be hard to get only one!

We can’t wait to see what Cendrine will be submitting to Papergirl Calgary this year!

oh and, don’t forget the deadline for Submissions has been extended until the 9th of August folks!

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 9TH!!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it…

WE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO AUGUST 9TH!

EMAIL US FOR A SUBMISSION FORM! -  papergirlcalgary@gmail.com

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Art should be accessible to everyone!  Taking art out of the gallery and into the streets via old-school bicycle delivery format - this is Papergirl.

What happens in a Papergirl project?

  • A call for art submissions goes out to Calgary’s art community, across Canada, and the world!

  • The artwork is exhibited* (Papergirl is proudly partnered with EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts)

  • At the end of the exhibit all submitted works are rolled up and delivered at random by Papergirls ‘n boys to the unsuspecting local Calgary community. It’s a massive ‘giftervention’!


The Results of Papergirl? Artists of all styles, genres and experience, exhibit their work together AND share it with a new ‘collector’. Papergirls ‘n boys get some great exercise and plenty of smiles whilst gifting art. Volunteers get to know their community a bit better, AND hundreds of Calgarians make and receive fabulous works of art!

THAT’S PAPERGIRL! THE ART OF GIVING ART!

DOWNLOAD A SUBMISSION FORMclick here!


Deadline for submitting work: AUGUST 9

Exhibition Dates:August 14-17

Exhibition Opening Celebration: August 14

Distribution ‘Giftervention’ Day: August 18

CONTACT US:

BLOG: http://papergirlcalgary.tumblr.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pagest/Papergirl-Calgary
TWITTER: @PapergirlYYC

QUESTIONS?papergirlcalgary@gmail.com