head StART Exhibition, Gala, and 9 Year Anniversary Celebration – Saturday, November 24th – 7pm to Midnight. Voting hours 7-9pm

headstART Competition

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headstART: The Launch is our 9th anniversary celebration and a competitive event for emerging artists throughout British Columbia. There will be 100 works of art for sale by BC’s best and brightest new talent.
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Join the Beaumont Studios community as we celebrate the launch of our not-for-profit society and the incredible work of emerging visual artists from across BC.

Over $6,500 in cash and will be awarded by a panel of community leaders as well as a variety prizes including free studio space, art supplies, printing and reproductions, commissions, and the opportunity for solo art show in the Beaumont gallery.

The judges will determine first, second, and third prize while the public picks the People’s Choice award at a gala event on November 24, 2012 from 7-9pm.

This event is organized by the Beaumont Studios Artist Society (BSAS) and will help emerging artists by giving them a head start in their fine arts careers. It is also an opportunity for collectors to get a head start on collecting works from these talented artists and for everyone attending to give their imaginations a start.

Details of the Gala:

When: Saturday November 24th, 2012 from 7pm-midnight
People’s Choice Voting from 7-9pm
Awards and prizes presented at 10pm
Music by DJ Soo

Entrance by Donation (recommended $20)

 Every $10 donation is an opportunity to win a variety of prizes including art, gift certificates for a variety of stores, restaurants and sporting events, VAG passes and much more.  
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Where does the money go?

Money raised will support the 8-10 artistic projects and events the BSAS plans to host each year.
Upcoming events include:

  • 4 art exhibitions hosted in the Beaumont Gallery – Quarterly 2013
  • Car Free Day Peddle Parade – decorated bike tour – June 2013
  • Art and Music Festival (formerly the Beaumont Studios Block Party) – August 2013
  • Head StART, Launch – November 2013
  • Random Acts of Artness and Culture

Want to volunteer? Email us at info@thebeaumontstudios.com

About the Beaumont

The Beaumont Studios has been a part of the Vancouver arts and culture scene for over 8 years. By providing studio, rehearsal, and performance space, The Beaumont is a community and home for artists, designers, and performers from every discipline imaginable.The Beaumont building is located on the corner of 5th and Alberta Street and houses 16 shared studios, an art gallery, and a universal event hosting space. The Beaumont has been a thriving part of the Vancouver arts and culture scene for over 9 years as a space for artists to come together and interact with the community at large.In February 2012, The Beaumont became a registered not-for-profit to expand its ability to support and showcase the work of local artists. It is with this goal in mind that we announce our first artist competition and exhibition directed at emerging students from local post-secondary institutions.

Beaumont Studios Artist Society Mandate:

  • To provide space and opportunities for artists to explore, create and display their work.
  • To provide space and opportunity for our greater community to explore art and music and learn about the artists that create it.
  • To design and create events and opportunities that bring arts and culture to the lives of people in our city and abroad.

Head Start: The Launch has been designed to give graduates a place to showcase their work to art collectors, agents, gallery owners and the public while offering the opportunity to participate in a gallery exhibition and win cash and prizes.[/toggle][toggle title="What are the headstART competition rules?" state="closed"]

Contest Parameters

This contest is open ONLY to current students and recent graduates of a post-secondary visual arts program. Artists may submit sculpture, paintings, photography, and computer graphics.
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  • Not all pieces will be chosen to compete but 100 pieces will be juried into the contest.
  • Submissions must have been created during or after post-secondary education.
  • Submissions must be available to physically participate in the show.
  • Submissions should be available for sale; if work submitted is not for sale, then artist must be able to create a similar piece for sale.
  • Artists will provide a brief written description of their work.
  • Gala event/awards night: Saturday, November 24, 2012.

Prizes include:

  • First prize of $2,500 cash plus extras.
  • “People’s Choice” of $2,500 plus extras.
  • Second prize of $1000 plus extras.
  • Third prize of $500 plus extras.
  • Extras include: commission contracts, pre-paid studio space, mentorships, and supplies.

First, second, and third place will be judged on concept and technique by a panel of gallery owners, collectors, and professional artists.
People’s Choice will be determined by ballot by attendees on awards night.

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Sponsorship Levels

Goods and Services – In Kind Sponsorship
As an in kind donator your company logo will be added to all event related promotional materials.

Prize Sponsorship
As a prize sponsor you will receive recognition on The Beaumont Studios website and at the Launch exhibition opening on November 25. We are looking for sponsors at the $100, $250 and $500 levels. This could be in the form of a gift card or gift certificate that the winner could spend as they choose or a specific item.

Cash Sponsorship
As a cash prize sponsor you will receive recognition on The Beaumont Studios website and at the Launch exhibition opening on November 25. We are looking for sponsors at the $100, $250 and $500 levels.

Interested in becoming a headstART sponsor? Excellent!

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Gold and Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsorship – $2,500
The Gold Sponsorship is designed to feature your company as a valuable resource. At this participation level you get the following great opportunities:

  • 1 Judging Position, if desired.
  • A banner positioned in a prominent location (up to 3’ x 6’) – You provide the banner.
  • Company logo on The Beaumont Studios website for the remainder of 2012.
  • Special Mention in email blasts.
  • 4 VIP Passes (complimentary bar tab & art‐filled gift bags) to the opening.

Platinum Title Position Sponsorship – $5,000
The Platinum Sponsorship is designed to feature your company as an essential partner. At this participation level you get the following great opportunities:

  • Title position on all events related promotional material.
  • 1 Judging Position, if desired.
  • A banner positioned in a prominent location (up to 4’ x 10’) – You provide the banner
  • Company logo on The Beaumont Studios website for the remainder of 2012.
  • Feature mention in email blasts.
  • Feature mention in all communications regarding the Head Start, Launch event.
  • 8 VIP Passes (complimentary bar tab and art‐filled gift bags) to the BSAS Head Start‐Launch exhibition opening.

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