ArtCan at the Independent Art Fair Fronteer presents PEACE | RESILIENCE exhibition

Rosso Emerald Crimson

The international non-profit arts organization ArtCan is delighted to participate in the Fronteer Independent Art Fair with a group exhibition, PEACE | RESILIENCEat the Contemporary Art Space (CASC), Chester, 26-29 August 2022.

The group exhibition curated by Todd Stuart and Rita Carta Manias is inspired by the city of Chester. We are called to reflect on contemporary issues and engage our audience in artistic conversations around the theme of peace and resilience.

The artworks on display are inspired by the history, architecture and natural environment of the city of Chester, its people and its social context in a contemporary way.

Participating artists:

Kate enters; Lawrence Mathias; Ryan Hotton; Emerald Crimson Ross; Sandy Lawton; Todd Stuart

About Frontier Art

The art fair is entirely conceived and organized by Michael and Sharon Borkowsky. They have been running open call exhibitions together since 2014 and then opened the Fronteer Gallery in Sheffield in 2020. They were due to hold the first Fronteer Independent Art Fair at the CASC Gallery in 2020 but have been delayed by 2 years due to of the pandemic As practicing artists, they are passionate about creating opportunities for other artists and collaborations. | @fronteer_art

About ArtCan

ArtCan is an artist-led, not-for-profit arts organization with members across the UK and internationally. ArtCan’s work is supported by the efforts of volunteer member artists, the contributions of the Founding Friends and Friends of ArtCan, and the valuable guidance of the Board of Trustees.

Ryan Hotton

ArtCan has experience in producing collaborative art exhibitions in London, the UK and internationally. Exhibitions complement the work of established galleries as they allow talent to gain experience and skills. ArtCan works with galleries, but also looks for new spaces where art becomes part of everyday life and with the aim of involving the public in an organic and personal way.

ArtCan’s artist-centred ethos means the model does not involve charging membership fees or commissions on sales, helping artists to focus on developing a sustainable practice.

For more information on ArtCan, go to | @artcanorg



For more information contact:
Kate Enters, Founder and Director – [email protected]

Contact/ Website and social networks:
[email protected] / / @ArtCanOrg

About the commissioners

Todd Stuart is an American lens-based artist living in the Midwestern United States. Using photographic images as a basis, his artwork is a study of how light illuminates the fleeting moments of time in the physical world around us. Creating stories by overlaying the interaction of light with time, nature, people and objects. Todd’s work is exhibited in the United States and internationally and currently has works in New York and London.


Rita Carta Manias is an independent curator and cultural promoter, originally from Sardinia, living in London since 2004, Rita obtained a degree in Art History (Birkbeck University, London), focusing on the Italian Renaissance and Baroque and completed a Masters in Art Management (Contemporary) at London Southbank University. His involvement with arts and culture is varied and extends to the UK and Italy with various organisations. His own artistic curatorial initiative aims to create connections between his home island of Sardinia (Italy) and the UK with a series of exhibitions open to all international artists. Rita is an enthusiastic supporter and operational director of the ArtCan organization (NFP) and an active supporter of fostering collaborations and new opportunities for international artist members and cultural events.


About the Gallery

Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC) is the operating name for a range of emerging and permanent exhibition spaces in and around the University of Chester and the city of Chester. Radiating from the Kingsway Creative Campus, the CASC has hosted exhibitions by staff and students from all the department’s programs and individual artists from across the country. | @cascgallery

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