by Christina Dixon (President 2012-2013) ~ February 5th, 2013

FALIURE | A student run exhibition exploring the vastness of failed objective and expectations.

February 4th until February 15th 2013 | TAG Gallery
Opening reception | Thursday, February 7th from 5:30 to 8:30pm

Failure acts as part of the art making process—a necessity to reassess intentions and implications of the works produced. It can emerge as a continuation of mistakes, or an opportunity to work through crises.

By assessing failed efforts and experiments of the creative process, the artists adopt various approaches to the subject of failure. Utilizing panic and insecurity, lack of functionality, futile labor, and systems of destruction they offer up a universal sense of inadequacy or determined perseverance
Failure is inevitable and necessary. This exhibition analyzes the many process of failure and its innumerable manifestations.

TAG (formerly AMS Art Gallery) is located in the southwest corner of the Student Union Building
6138 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver, BC
Open Monday to Friday 11:00am – 5:00pm


Call for Submissions – Health Science Inquiry

by Christina Dixon (President 2012-2013) ~ February 5th, 2013

HSI is looking for artistic images for their June 2013 Issue.

Images will be included in a ‘Artistic Images’ section of the

publication. Images can be specific to mental health

or neurological disorders. One image will be showcased as

the cover design.


Deadline: April 5th, 2013.


Email for more information


VASA presents: n2m u?

by Christina Dixon (President 2012-2013) ~ November 20th, 2012

Our first exhibition of this year will take place at TAG (formerly AMS Art Gallery) in the SUB.
6138 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver, BC

Exhibition runs Nov 19 – Dec 1, 2012

Exploring the theme of the mundane, we hope to show how the banal and the boring function in contemporary art. Can it be transformed, amplified, or remind us of our own demise? Can it be used as a point of inspiration when closely examined?

Featuring work by UBC students alongside selected pieces from the TAG permanent collection

Make sure to come to the  opening reception on Thursday, November 22 from 6-9 pm.

Sure to be a stimulating, mundane time!

n2m u?

Art stars of the future wanted!

by Dustin Brons ~ November 1st, 2012

Art stars of the future wanted!

Show your work off to the world at! Submissions open to under/postgrad and recent alumni from around the globe.

Artfetch presents the work of selected emerging artists for sale online. The team of specialist cutting-edge curators will choose the most promising up-and-coming artists from around the world to be included on the website.  

Please send to

  • A CV including your date of birth and contact details
  • A one-page artist statement including a short bio, an overview of your practice as a whole and some detail on the works submitted
  • A selection of jpeg images of available works
  • A list of the submitted jpeg images including the medium, year made and dimensions (width x height)

All media accepted. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis.

Once a submission has been made we will be happy to provide further details on the service offer that will be posed by  to the artist.



Meet the VASA Exec

by Christina Dixon (President 2012-2013) ~ October 22nd, 2012

We thought it would be great to give you all a bit of an introduction as to who we are, or just a way to visually identify us.  Here are a few little tidbits, to help us seem a little bit more human:


Bob Ross Paint Off!

by Christina Dixon (President 2012-2013) ~ October 22nd, 2012

VASA invites you to join us for an exciting evening of painting happy little clouds with Bob Ross!

Come paint along with us, and Mr. Ross, on Friday November 2nd from 5:30pm-8:30pm in the Dorothy Somerset Studios room 107.

Entry is by donation. Canvas and paint will be provided but attendees are encouraged to bring brushes and palettes, as our stock of these is limited. The capacity for the event is 30 students, so please RSVP to if you are interested in reserving a space. You can also take your chances dropping by on the day of the event, but we advise that you reserve a seat in advance to keep from disappointment.

Come out, have some fun, spend some time with Bob, and maybe even take home the prize for best painting!

What else:

  • Get their early to claim yourself a good space
  • Judging will be done through a peer voting system
  • We will be painting with acrylic only (Sorry, Bob Ross aficionados!)
  • Bring your own implements and water cups  if you’re not down for sharing
  • Be prepared for sheer awesomeness

I hope you are as excited as we are!


VASA Mixer at The Wolf and Hound

by hvause ~ October 16th, 2012
Hello everyone! VASA will be hosting its first mixer on Wed. October 24th at The Wolf and Hound. This is an “all ages event”, so everyone is welcome! You’ll find us there from 7:00 – 10:00pm. See you there!

Craft Council of BC: Free Walking Tours for Students

by Dustin Brons ~ September 19th, 2012
Interesting opportunity: The Craft Council of BC is holding two FREE Walking Tours for Students!

Have the opportunity of visiting different artists’ studios, learn about contemporary craft, interact with local artists and Imagine a world of possibilities!

On September 28th (4-6pm): Tour on Granville Island
On September 29th (11am-1 pm): Tour on 1000 Parker Street Studios.Register before SEPT 25th at, or contact me for further details!

Employment + Volunteer Opportunities – UBC REC

by Dustin Brons ~ September 4th, 2012

Students interested in design: UBC REC currently has two opportunities available, advertised on the Careers Online website:

We are currently hiring for talented UBC students with design experience in Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign software. There are both paid and unpaid positions available. The job postings are posted on UBC Careers with the job IDs:  793483 – UBC REC Marketing Program Staff (a paid position) and 794292- UBC REC Assistant Director – Design (a volunteer position). Both positions would provide significant design opportunities and portfolio development.

For those who have further questions, please contact Aaron Miu at


Branding Contest: Vancouver Coastal Health/UBC eHealth Strategy Offices’ My Health My Community Project

by Christina Dixon (President 2012-2013) ~ August 1st, 2012

Have talent in design?  How about using your skills to gain a bit of extra cash? Vancouver Coastal health is holding a branding contest for a public health project.  My Health My Community is a non-commercial, not-for-profit public health initiative being developed by Vancouver Coastal Health and the eHealth Strategy Office, UBC Faculty of Medicine. The winning designer will win a CDN$2,500 cash prize. More information can be found at

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