Thunder Bay Police Callout for Fort William First Nation Artists

Thunder Bay Police Service Unit 200

THUNDER  BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Service today made a call for Fort William First Nation artists to collaborate with a team in designing a display of works that will be housed at the 1200 Balmoral Street police station.

In the spirit of the Friendship Agreement signed with Fort William First Nation, the Thunder Bay Police Service is looking to recognize that it is on the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation, a signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850.

“The Thunder Bay Police Service is looking forward to including artwork from local Indigenous artists as part of improving the appearance of our police station so it can better reflect the community we serve,” said Thunder Bay Police Service A/ Dep.-Chief Don Lewis. “We appreciate the assistance from Fort William First Nation Chief Peter Collins and his staff in this endeavour.”

The selected artist, or artists, will receive a commission to produce works of art to be featured at the Thunder Bay Police Service station. Examples of considered works include Paintings, leatherwork, beading, birch bark, burnings, quillwork & photography.

“I would like to recognize the Thunder Bay Police Service in their efforts of working together in partnership with the members of Fort William First Nation on this project. Fort William First Nation has many skilled artists whose work spans a variety of media. I look forward to seeing the final selections and the unveiling of the space within the Thunder Bay Police Service Station,” says Chief Peter Collins of Fort William First Nation.

Artwork must fit within a glass display case (68″-wide, 40″-high & 4″-deep). Paintings, photography should be on a canvas or frame no larger than 36″-wide.

Interested artists can send expressions of interest by Feb. 28, 2018 Scott.Paradis@thunderbaypolice.ca <mailto:scott.paradis@thunderbaypolice.ca>,
or call 684-1200 ext. 2413 to arrange an in-person submission.

Include relevant information about your work, experience, a portfolio & references.

Questions will be answered via email until Feb. 28, 2018. For more information please visit www.thunderbaypolice.ca/artists .
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