Studio Visits

Heather Benning, Work hard, be nice, plastic, enamel, oil paint, wood, at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, 2014

Studio Visits with Amber Andersen

  • October 25, 2018 – October 26, 2018
  • Application Deadline: October 17, 2018 at 4:00pm

For mid-career and established MAWA members. Application deadline: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 4pm. Free!

Artists who have exhibited professionally in the past and are MAWA members have the opportunity to apply for a studio visit with Amber Andersen, the director/curator of the Estevan (Saskatchewan) Art Gallery and Museum. Andersen is currently programming the gallery until 2021. This is an excellent chance to get your work in front of someone who might want to include it in an exhibition.

Andersen’s primary focus is fostering innovative programming to attract new audiences to her institution, while also developing the profile of the art gallery and museum both provincially and nationally.  She is passionate and invested in providing professionally curated contemporary art exhibitions to rural audiences.  Andersen received her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from York University in 2005 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the University of Regina in 2003.  

Andersen will be selecting the artists she will meet to ensure that the dialogue will be engaging and fruitful for both parties, based on common concerns and interests.

Email applications to and put “Studio Visit 2018” in the subject heading. Please email a single pdf document labelled with your name and Studio Visit (i.e. Jane Doe Studio Visit). It should contain:

  • a one-paragraph description of what you make and the ideas that drive your work
  • a line or two about why you would like a studio visit with Andersen
  • 5 images of your artwork with caption information

If you are not already a MAWA member, go to Membership is $30/year or $15 for those with low income. If you are an emerging artist or would prefer to meet Andersen in a group setting, consider coming to Tough Love.