Patrick Davies photo                                Diane Toop invites everyone in Williams Lake to submit art pieces for the new group exhibit Uncover It.

Patrick Davies photo Diane Toop invites everyone in Williams Lake to submit art pieces for the new group exhibit Uncover It.

Station House looking for artists for 2019 group show: Uncover It

All pieces for this multimedia exhibit are to be based on the cover art for albums

The Station House is putting out an open call for submissions for 2019’s group art show Uncover It.

For years, the cover art of an album has been an integral part of an album’s identity and success. From the iconic and vibrant artwork of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to the edgy and provocative artwork of Iron Maiden albums, album artwork has been an integral part of the music industry. At the Station House Gallery this year, manager Diane Toop is honouring the impact these covers have with 2019’s group show Uncover It.

“A great album cover can do much more than provide a package for a vinyl record or CD. If done well, it can encapsulate the mood or spirit of the music it represents. If done exceptionally well, it can transcend the music that inspired it in the first place, and become a cultural artifact unto itself,” Toop said.

Toop invites artists from all mediums and skill levels to take part in this year’s group show with up to three pieces an artist. The only requirement is that the piece be inspired directly by an album cover of the artist’s choice, to be displayed with the final product, and is submitted by June 15.

Ideally, Toop said she’d like to see upwards of 40 artists submit work for this group show hosted in the Main Gallery. The exhibit celebrating the Station House’s 100th anniversary will be in the Upper Gallery during this show, which will last for two months rather than one.

Read More: Station House building turns 100 this year

She points to the Beatle’s Abbey Road, Nirvana’s Nevermind and Pink Floyd’s prism from the Dark Side of the Moon as examples of album artwork that have sunk into every aspect of society. T-Shirts, coffee mugs, flags and blankets all bare these iconic symbols and are known by even those who have never heard the music they’re attached to. If they can inspire all that, Toop thought, why can’t they inspire new artwork as well?

This idea is something Toop said has been rarely explored from what she can tell and is an exciting project to her personally. Toop has brought several of her own albums to the Station House while awaiting submissions for artists to browse through for inspiration.

“I just think its really cool idea and a good way to bring in a different demographic of artists to the gallery,” Toop said.

This summer show opens on July 4 and will run until August 31 during the height of the tourist season. Toop encourages every artist to simply let their inspiration and passion guide them while making their pieces. There is no cost for artists to submit.

You can Message Toop directly for more information at manager@stationhousegallery.com or drop by the Station House during operating hours if you have questions.

Read More: Vancouver artist invites lakecity on a tour of Saskatchewan at the Station House



patrick.davies@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Icy roads are impacting area roads, as indicated here where a vehicle left the road on Highway 97 South near White Road Monday, Jan. 25. (Photo submitted)
DriveBC warns of compact snow, slippery sections on Cariboo Chilcotin highways

Temperatures will remain below zero through the week

People skate on a lake in a city park in Montreal, Sunday, January 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The end of hugs: How COVID-19 has changed daily life a year after Canada’s 1st case

Today marks the one year anniversary of COVID-19 landing in Canada

Many members of the Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club, not all of which are pictured here, volunteered their time to make the Bull Mountain family fun day happen during the 2019/20 season. (Patrick Davies photo - WIlliams Lake Tribune)
FOREST INK: Recreation information for Williams Lake and surrounding areas: part two

Community groups have been developing the Cariboo as a world leader in outdoor recreation

School District 27 superintendent Chris van der Mark. (Angie Mindus photo)
LETTER: We are seeing an increase in positive exposures in our schools

School District 27 superintendent Chris van der Mark pens a letter to families

Terrance Josephson of the Princeton Posse, at left, and Tyson Conroy of the Summerland Steam clash during a Junior B hockey game at the Summerland Arena in the early spring of 2020. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

Test your knowledge of Canada’s national winter sport

The fine for changing lanes or merging over a solid line costs drivers $109 and two penalty points in B.C. (Screenshot via Google Street View)
B.C. drivers caught crossing, merging over solid white lines face hefty fine

Ticket for $109, two penalty points issued under Motor Vehicle Act for crossing solid lines

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A registered nurse prepares a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Halifax on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Yukon’s Minister of Community Services, John Streiker, says he’s outraged that a couple from outside the territory travelled to a remote community this week and received doses of COVID-19 vaccine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan-POOL
Couple charged after travelling to Yukon to get COVID-19 vaccine

The maximum fine under the emergency measures act is $500, and up to six months in jail

Metis Nation of B.C. President Clara Morin Dal Col poses in this undated handout photo. The Metis Nation of B.C. says Dal Col has been suspended from her role as president. The Metis Nation of B.C. says Dal Col has been suspended from her role as president. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Metis Nation of B.C. *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Metis Nation of B.C. suspends president, citing ‘breach’ of policies, procedures

Vice-president Lissa Smith is stepping in to fill the position on an acting basis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Payette shouldn’t get same benefits as other ex-governors general: O’Toole

Former governors general are entitled to a pension and also get a regular income paid to them for the rest of their lives

A woman injects herself with crack cocaine at a supervised consumption site Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Drug users at greater risk of dying as services scale back in second wave of COVID-19

It pins the blame largely on a lack of supports, a corrupted drug supply

Wet’suwet’en supporters and Coastal GasLink opponents continue to protest outside the B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, February 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
‘We’re still in it’: Wet’suwet’en push forward on rights recognition

The 670-km Coastal GasLink pipeline was approved by B.C. and 20 elected First Nations councils on its path

Jennifer Cochrane, a Public Health Nurse with Prairie Mountain Health in Virden, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Robert Farquhar with Westman Regional Laboratory, during the first day of immunizations at the Brandon COVID-19 vaccination supersite in Brandon, Man., on Monday, January 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tim Smith - POOL
Top doctor urges Canadians to keep up with COVID measures, even as vaccines roll out

More than 776,606 vaccines have been administered so far

Most Read