Volume 23 Number 1

Jan-Feb-Mar 2019

BC's Calls for Entry . . .

ART BATTLE live painting competitions held locally as well as internationally. For more details and to learn where and when the next local competition is held visit www.artbattle.com/events

ART EXPOSED REGIONAL EXHIBITION invites beginning, established and youth TNRD artists to apply. Entry deadline Feb 15, 2019 (or when 250 entries are received). Residents of the TNRD (Thompson Nicola Regional District) practising visual art of any kind, and at any level, are encouraged to enter the Kamloops Arts Council's 9th annual Art Exposed Regional Exhibition. The open, non-curated show runs Mar 8-16, 2019 at the Kamloops Old Courthouse Cultural Centre. Emerging and established artists are welcome to enter. Includes a category for youth ages 8-14. Cash prizes and honourable mentions awarded. Up to two works per artist accepted. Due to space restrictions, maximum size of artwork is 3 ft wide (height not restricted). For more information, detailed guidelines and online registration form visit the website www.kamloopsarts.ca or register at the Kamloops Arts Council office at the Old Courthouse.

ART IN MOTION invites artists to publish their own open-

edition prints. Prints are distributed in over 75 countries to

galleries, boutiques, designers and home decor and art

retailers. For more information, visit 


ART IN THE PARK (in Kamloops) on Canada Day vendor

applications are now being accepted. Artists / vendors can

save $50 by applying by the early bird application deadline

of Feb 5, 2019. Application fee is $15, with registration fee

of $125 due upon acceptance (a savings of $50). A variety

of mediums are accepted, including jewelry, paintings,

pottery, sculpture, fashion, woodwork, metalwork, glass

and leather. There are also categories for specialty foods

and health and body products. Work must be handcrafted. 

Applications for Art in the Park are juried based on

originality, quality and craftsmanship of the work. Art in the

Park is organized by the Kamloops Arts Council as part

of the City of Kamloops Canada Day celebrations at Riverside

Park. The full day of arts exhibitions and sales, demos and

performances is free to the public. Approximately 30,000

people attend each year. Artists who miss the Feb. 5

deadline can still apply before the final artist / vendor

application deadline($175) on March 26. Community

arts groups have until April 29 to apply for a booth at the event.

 A limited number of booths are available; priority will be

given to groups with creative activities and interesting displays

promoting their organizations. Complete guidelines and online

registration form are at www.kamloopsarts.ca or visit the

Kamloops Arts Council office at the Old Courthouse to register.

ArtsCan offers a networking service to artists. ArtsCan

Resource Network Society was created for the purpose of collaborating with local cultural industries, arts organizations, and individuals to provide artists with the sources they need to publish, perform, exhibit and promote their art, and empower their creativity. ArtsCan membership is free: Get listed in their online directory and get connected! Visit www.ArtsCan.ca Info: 604-839-7496, 778-590-2989 or info@ArtsCan.ca​​

ARTSCAPE exhibition program, with the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, invites artists of all ages and skill levels to display artwork in any of 8 venues that rotate every 3 months. Bi-annual call for submission: Summer & Winter. Artscape only open to Artsco members. Visit www.artsco.ca e-mail heythere@artsco.ca or phone 250-861-4123.


ARTS COUNCIL OF THE NORTH OKANAGAN invites its members to submit original artwork for the January show at the Centre Gallery (Vernon). All types of art welcome: works can range from prints, paintings, and pottery, to sculpture, glass art, photography, fibre art or jewellery. The show’s theme is open. Show runs Jan 11 to 29. Drop off artwork Jan 9. Pick up is Jan 30. Centre Gallery is located in the Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704A Hwy 6 in Polson Park. Exhibitors must be current members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan. New members are welcome! Wall pieces must be ready to hang (i.e. proper wire attached). All work must be original. Work does not have to be for sale however 25% commission will be charged on any sold works. Gallery space is limited therefore members may submit only 1 to 2 pieces of work. A single piece may not exceed 24" in length and 36" in height. More info: 250-542-6243 or vcacinfo@shaw.ca

A WORLD ABOUT ART hosted by Painter’s Lodge in Campbell River, offers interesting opportunities for artists throughout the year. To learn more, visit www.aworldaboutart.com or phone Char 250-830-8904.


BLACKBERRY GIFT SHOP inside the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John’s Street, Port Moody) invites submissions for the Gift Shop. Participants in the Blackberry Artist Society are asked to supply 3-4 samples of art to be juried at the Society’s monthly meetings. All work is by local artists and each artist takes turns working in the shop, approx one day each month depending on the season. For info and membership form: 604-931-2008 ext. 102, e-mail blackberrygiftshop@live.ca or visit www.blackberrygiftshop.ca

BOOK ME ARTS & CULTURE DIRECTORY offered by Langley Arts Council, is a Langley listing of musicians, dancers, entertainers, artists, teachers, and other creators who offer services in the Langley community. Book Me was created to promote awareness of local creators and their talents. To celebrate the unveiling of the updated listing the website, Langley Arts Council is offering listings to Langley Residents at $10 per year. To be included, email the following information to admin@langleyarts.ca: 1) Business name, 2) The Arts/Culture service provided, 3) Up to 50 words describing the service and any other important info including fees, contact info, and website links, 4) 1-3 photos of the business/owner, or any advertising posters of the service,

if desired.



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THE CITY OF PORT COQUITLAM invites artists to submit proposals for the following two programs: Exhibitions at the Michael Wright Art Gallery and Outlet Gallery and Artist-In-Residence Program. The Michael Wright Art Gallery(MWAG), and Outlet Gallery at Leigh Square feature a rotating program of exhibitions by local and regional artists. The gallery welcomes proposals from artists for exhibitions in all media and subject matter, including solo or group shows of two or more artists. The Leigh Square Artist-in-Residence program is a self-directed residency offering artists the opportunity to research, develop and produce new or ongoing bodies of work, with dedicated studio time in a creative environment. Residencies are for artists or artist collectives working in the visual, performance, literary, and musical arts. In exchange for studio space, artists facilitate public workshops and outreach programs for the local community as part of their residency. Applications

and details are available at  www.portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare or phone

604-927-8442. Applications and submissions are accepted year-round.

COAST COLLECTIVE GALLERY & ARTS CENTRE (#103 – 318 Wale Road, Colwood) invites artists to participate in Love Divine – A Competitive Art Show. Co-sponsored by Coast Collective and the West Shore Arts Council. Submission deadline Jan 14. All Canadian artists are invited to submit, as long as they can deliver and pick up their work. The theme of this art competition is Love: artists are asked to explore love in its different facets and complex challenges that perhaps move beyond standard idealizations. Artists may be interested in love related to family, animals, romance, nature, children, friends; in love that is difficult or unexpected as well as love that is rewarding or even joyous. Find more details or submit online at www.coastcollective.ca


COAST COLLECTIVE GALLERY & ARTS CENTRE (#103 – 318 Wale Road, Colwood) invites artists to participate in Casting Shadows, exhibited Feb 27 to Mar 10. Submission deadline Jan 30. Open Call in any 2D or 3D medium. Sun, moon, fire shadows – participants are asked to show the many ways of casting shadows in their artwork. All Canadian artists are invited to submit, as long as they can deliver and pick up their work. Find more details or submit online at www.coastcollective.ca


COAST COLLECTIVE GALLERY & ARTS CENTRE (#103 – 318 Wale Road, Colwood) invites artists to participate in Bloom 11. Submission deadline Feb 13. Show dates Mar 13 – 31. Open Call, any 2D or 3D medium. All Canadian artists are invited to submit, as long as they can deliver and pick up their work. Celebrate the return of spring in this 11th annual show of bold, bright and beautiful blooms. Find more details or submit online at www.coastcollective.ca


COAST COLLECTIVE GALLERY & ARTS CENTRE (#103 – 318 Wale Road, Colwood) invites artists to participate in Poetry & Art. Artwork submission deadline Mar 6. Invites artists and poets to submit work: poems will be interpreted by artists in their 2D or 3D medium of choice. Show is held during National Poetry Month 2019, April 3-14, 2019. All Canadian artists are invited to submit, as long as they can deliver and pick up their work. E-mail Jessica at gallery@coastcollective.ca for more info.


COAST COLLECTIVE GALLERY & ARTS CENTRE (#103 – 318 Wale Road, Colwood) invites children up to age 12 to participate in Earth Day Children’s Art Show – West Coast Waters: Above and Below. Submission deadline for poster Image Mar 20. Submission deadline for exhibition Apr 3. The region’s youngest artists are invited to submit artwork to celebrate Earth Day. Individual artists, groups and classes (school or rec centre) are encouraged to take part. This year’s theme is West Coast Waters – Above and Below: explore the fabulous ecosystems made up in West Coast waters, from the smallest stream to the Salish Sea. Artwork can explore the water cycle or the incredible variety of life that dwells above and below the surface.

Visit www.coastcollective.ca for more info.

Subscriber profile:



       reating art has always been a

       part of my life along with raising a

family and having a career. However

it became a serious focus when I

retired in 2006. Now living in West

Kelowna, I spend most days painting

landscapes that usually include

Okanagan Lake and vineyards. The

Okanagan Valley is a never-ending

source of subject matter. I can walk across the road from my house to some spectacular views.


Acrylics are my favorite medium and I start out my landscape paintings with a vivid wash of magenta. 
Never far away from experimentation, I often explore different processes using charcoal and pastels with acrylic mediums. 

This has led to producing a nostalgia series from the 1930’s and 40’s using old family photos as inspiration.

I am an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Central Okanagan Chapter and I paint on a weekly basis with the Brushstrokes Club of West Kelowna.

I’ve subscribed to The Artist’s Journal for several years. It is an incredible resource for every art event in the province of BC.

                   Contact Information: 
                   Website: www.diannepostman.com; Instagram: @diannepostmanart; Facebook: facebook.com/diannepostmanart/


COMOX VALLEY AIRPORT/YQQ and COMOX VALLEY ARTS invite artists to exhibit their work in the Airport. Calls for entry are posted on the Arts Council website each June, for the exhibit which is installed the following Nov to June. No commission (potential buyers are referred directly to artists), and a potential 400,000 visitors to the airport in that time frame. Open to all artists in Comox/Strathcona and North. Nominal fee per submission or free for members of Comox Valley Arts. Visit www.comoxvalleyarts.com for details and look under "What We Do."


CONTEMPORARY ART ROOM GALLERY announces their 1st “Animals” Online Art Competition. Deadline Jan 6, 2019. This international competition welcomes submissions from artists and photographers worldwide. A variety of interpretations of Animals theme can be submitted (representative, abstract, conceptional). All visual art mediums accepted (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art. General rules for this show: All artists worldwide welcome to enter; Artists must be 18 years or older to apply; Entries must follow competition theme; Artworks containing pornographic or satanic content will not be taken into consideration; Entry fees are non-refundable; 2 images may be submitted per entry fee of $15. There is no limit to the number of entries per artist; Artwork images should be labeled as: First Name-Last Name-Title of Art.jpg; Image size should be up to 1.5 MB in JPG format; Only the artwork should be visible, clear and in focus. Please crop out any background in the images; Images should be original work created by the artist; Art Room gallery does not sell artwork, but provides the opportunity to connect with potential buyers. HOW TO APPLY: Select an image (up to 1.5 MB) of the artwork(s); Include a short biography and artist statement to be included with the art; Fill out all required information; Submit artwork; Applicant will be redirected to Pay Pal for payment; After payment is complete, a confirmation email is sent. For more info and to apply: artroomgalleryonline.com


CRESTON VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites all BC artists to participate in their “Memory” Art Show The Arts Council is approaching 50 years of operation in the Creston Valley, promoting the arts through theatre, visual arts and cultural events, since 1969. The theme Memory lends itself perfectly as a subject and tool for art and artists and can take form in a variety of ways; history, sensations, images, and emotions. Artists are asked to submit a current artwork, 2-D or 3-D, reflecting this theme. The Memory Show will be on display and sale, Jan 4 to Feb 15, 2019, in Creston’s Chamber of Commerce. Set up is Jan 4, 10:30 am. Wine and cheese reception and Silent Auction Jan 11, 4-6 pm. 2-D work must be ready to hang. Participants do not need to be a member of the Creston Valley Arts Council but membership is welcome. For more info and submission forms: visit the website www.crestonvalleyartscouncil.ca  Submission forms are under the “opportunities” drop-down menu. Enquiries or contact cvac1969@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/CrestonArtsCouncil or Anne Fetterly annefetterly@gmail.com

DEEP COVE WINERY on the Saanich Peninsula offers exhibiting space for artists in their 1800 sq ft Amphora room, featuring vaulted ceilings, ample natural lighting and a state of the art marble wine bar. Deep Cove Winery is fully equipped for any style of arts event. Groups or individuals interested in hosting an art show or other event can contact the event coordinator at: info@deepcovewinery.ca. For more information on Deep Cove Winery: www.deepcovewinery.ca or follow @deepcovewinery

DEER LAKE ART GALLERY invites exhibition proposals that showcase an array of light-based artwork, for Luminescence IV, to be exhibited March 16 to April 5 at the Deer Lake Art Gallery (6584 Deer Lake Ave., in Burnaby). A celebration of the March 17 Equinox. Submission deadline Feb 4, 2019, 4 pm. Welcomes proposals for 2D, 3D and installation work from visual artists working in all media including painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, wood, metal work and installation work. For more information: https://www.burnabyartscouncil.org/luminescenceiv/

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DEER LAKE CRAFT FESTIVAL (2019), November 22 - 24, welcomes artist participants. The 2019 event will be held at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby). Application deadline May 1, 2019. For more information and to apply visit https://www.burnabyartscouncil.org/2019-deer-lake-craft-festival-call-for-new-artisans/

EXPRESSIONS ART GALLERY in Valley Fair Mall (288 St. and Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge) offers display opportunity to artists. This is an ongoing call. For more info phone Doris at 604-479-3515 or e-mail art.bydoris10@gmail.com



FORT GALLERY a community-based, non-profit artists’ collective, invites new members to exhibit in the Gallery. Submissions are reviewed by a jury committee of gallery members and should contain a letter of interest, a portfolio of prints or digital images on a CD and a current CV. Info: The Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Rd., Fort Langley, 604-888-7411, e-mail: fortgallery@hotmail.com or visit www.fortgallery.ca

FOYER GALLERY in the Squamish Public Library, 37907 2nd Avenue, welcomes submissions from artists in all disciplines for future juried monthly exhibitions. The Gallery is a contemporary space dedicated to the exhibition of excellent artwork. The gallery supports large wall works as well as smaller works suitable for display in three glass display cases. For more information, contact the curator Toby Jaxon: tobyjaxon@gmail.com     

Subscriber profile: J.A. Tan

   am an artist with autism. I moved from the Philippines twelve years ago and attended Emily Carr University of Arts and Design, 
   where I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2010. 
         Since then I’ve been working as a visual artist in Vancouver, mounting solo shows and doing group shows in Vancouver, Canada; in the U.S. particularly California, New York and Miami; London, U.K.; Beijing, China, and Manila, Philippines. I have also been commissioned to create works for offices and residences in Vancouver and Manila.
         A high point in my young career was having one of my paintings chosen from among 200+ submissions, issued as a United Nation’s stamp in April 2012. I even traveled to the United Nations in New York for the release of the stamp and met then-Secretary General

Ban Ki-Moon! I have also collaborated with a fashion designer, creating wearable art for a fashion show in New York and an author providing 

illustrations for a book published in 2017.
       Art is a way for me to express my 
thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Coping with everyday life as an artist challenged with autism, 
I strive to make a difference in the world.
       Through my paintings, drawings and 
mixed media artworks, I am able to not only communicate my innermost thoughts and 
feelings but also create images that hopefully inspire others.
       When not painting at my studio on 
Granville Island, I practice tae kwon do and enjoy getting together with friends. Much of my inspiration comes from things around me and 
my travels around the world.
       I am currently accepting art commissions. Visit my website at www.artofjatan.com and 
follow me on facebook.com/artofjatan and Instagram com/artofjatan You can also email 
me at artofjatan@gmail.com  
         I have been a subscriber to The Artist’s Journal for a while now and do appreciate the listings and calls for entry.


Editor's Note: Featured subscribers are chosen 'lottery style.' They are not received as submissions or suggestions.

THE GALLERY AT THE ARTS CENTRE, Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler, welcomes ideas and applications for group shows on an ongoing basis (group shows are preferred; however, artists may apply individually and Arts Whistler may offer the opportunity for a solo applicant to be paired with a group show). Open to all BC artists to apply. Arts Whistler is accepting proposals in every medium including painting, new media, large sculpture, fiber art, film and more from students, emerging artists, professional artists and everyone in between. The Gallery includes two secure glass display cases which are available for exhibition purposes and two plinths. These can hold small to large size items. Large-scale sculptural work and installations will also be considered. Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis and all applications will be filed for future openings in the gallery space. Artists will only be contacted if their application is accepted. For more information and an application form: https://artswhistler.wufoo.eu/forms/the-gallery-artist-application-form/

GALLERY IN THE WOODS, operated by Hornby Island Arts Council, welcomes submissions for the next exhibition season. Submission deadline Jan 9. More info and submission form: https://hornbyislandartscouncil.wordpress.com/gallery-in-the-woods/

MIND AND MATTER GALLERY invites artists to display artwork in their gallery, on a monthly basis. Bio and a few pictures of artwork required. The Mind and Matter Gallery (13743, 16th Ave, South Surrey) was founded by Mary Mikelson and the late Arnold Mikelson, a renowned local and international artist. For more info visit www.mindandmatterart.com e-mail mary@mindandmatterart.com or phone 604-536-6460. Copies of Mary Mikelson’s book “Mind and Matter: Life with Arnold Mikelson” are available at the gallery.​

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

         – Picasso

MISSION ARTS COUNCIL (33529 First Ave, Mission) accepts submissions from Lower Mainland artists for exhibitions in the Rock Family Gallery and Doris Paterson Atelier, both in the Mission Arts Centre. There is also exhibit space to artists and artisans at the Mission Leisure Centre, as well as in the gift cases located in the Mission Arts Centre. Info and entry form: 604-829-0029, macart@shaw.ca or www.missionartscouncil.ca


2020 MULTIFAITH CALENDAR welcomes submissions from all artists. The theme for the 2020 Multifaith Action Society’s annual calendar is Reimagining Peace and Harmony. This theme is open to a wide variety of interpretations and leaves open the possibility for a rich array of artistic submissions. Artwork can be submitted in any medium. Selected artists are offered an honorarium of $250 per monthly calendar image, $500 for the cover image, and $100 for smaller inset images placed throughout the Calendar. In addition, selected artists will receive a set of complimentary Calendars once published. Submission deadline Jan 31, 2019. For more information and detailed submission guidelines visit http://www.multifaithcalendar.org/pages/ARTISTS-CALL-FOR-SUBMISSIONS.php


MYARTCLUB.COM offers artists a website showcase for three images free. Expand your internet exposure on a website already showing hundreds of artists. Build links to your existing website to augment your audience. If you haven’t yet joined the internet art scene, start here: http://www.MyArtClub.com


NEW WEST ARTISTS an art group in New Westminster, host several art shows throughout the year. You must be a member of the group to participate in these art shows, but new members are always welcome. For more information: http://newwestartists.com/welcome/ 


NORTHERN QUARTER (a Victoria restaurant: http://www.northernquarter.ca/) invites artwork for their 2019-2020 visual arts exhibitions. For emerging or established artists. Individual artists and groups welcome. There is lots of wall space at The Northern Quarter (approx 80 square feet), therefore artists with smaller pieces should consider a group show. Pieces on paper must be framed. An agreement with details is provided for the show. Submit the following: Artist bio and/or statement; A minimum of 5 high-resolution images of the proposed art; Image list with details as Name, Size, Medium. Submission is to be e-mailed to: northernquarterart@gmail.com All artists who are shortlisted will be contacted.


PACIFIC ARTS MARKET (in Vancouver) offers space to artists, craftspeople, designers, etc to display and sell their work. Artists design their own area and have control over how their work is displayed. No commission is taken on sold art. Pacific Arts Market manages the space and sells the work, therefore, there is no need for artists to be onsite. Spaces measure between 15 - 20 sq. feet. Cost is $275 + GST for a 4 week period. Renewals can be secured two weeks before the end of the lease period and can be continued indefinitely. For more details and to apply (under "Apply for space" in the drop-down menu) visit https://www.pacificartsmarket.ca/


PEACE LIARD REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL offers a region-wide online artist database to their Northern BC regional artists. Artists or art groups, working in any discipline (theatre, visual arts, photography, videography, writing, music, pottery, etc.) can be included in this online artist database. To be included, e-mail Donna Kane, Executive Director of the PLRAC, at dkane@pris.ca with the following information: Name, a photo, a short bio (approx. 100 words), artistic discipline, any workshops or courses the artist would be willing to teach, a link to a website or Facebook page

The world is but a canvas

to the imagination.

– Henry David Thoreau

PORT MOODY HERITAGE SOCIETY in partnership wih the Port Moody Arts Centre invite artist to participate in

a four-week exhibition of artistic upcycling imagination and creativity. 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the Port Moody Heritage Society. Artists are welcome to transform waste material and unwanted products into something useful and beautiful for this 50th Anniversary Exhibition. Accepts creative ‘Upcycling’ in sculpture, collage, assemblages, furniture and more to explore and showcase Port Moody’s social, industrial and cultural heritage. Exhibition: Aug 22 to Sept 19. Submission deadline May 1, 2019. For more information view the online submission form at https://form.jotform.com/83287356998277

PORT MOODY PUBLIC LIBRARY offers wall space to local artists. The library is a popular venue for first-time and more experienced artists to showcase their talents. Works displayed include photography, watercolour, oil, and mixed media. Artists interested in booking a display must submit an example of their work, biographical information, and provide an exhibit title. Bookings are one month in duration and limited to artists living in the Tri-Cities, Belcarra and Anmore. Info: Irene Jakse 604-469-4692, ijakse@portmoody.ca or visit www.library.portmoody.ca

PYNELOGS ART GALLERY & CULTURAL CENTRE (home of the Columbia Valley Arts Council, Invermere) invites submissions for their 2019 Art Gallery Season. Application deadline Jan 15, 2019, at 4 pm. Application/Guidelines will be available for viewing & download on Nov 6, 2018, at http://www.columbiavalleyarts.com/CVARTS/artist-resources/

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RECONCILIATION presented by Two Rivers Gallery (Prince George), invites submissions from BC’s Indigenous Artists. Two Rivers Gallery wishes to acknowledge and honour the healing and drawing-together for residential school survivors. The Gallery welcomes Indigenous perspectives on this issue and invites Indigenous artists living in BC working in any media to propose up to six artworks exploring reconciliation. Submission deadline Feb 24, 2019, 4 pm. For more detailed information and to apply: http://www.tworiversgallery.ca/experience-art/call-submissions/ Exhibition date is tentatively set for July 18 to Sept 29, 2019. For more information contact the Assistant Curator, Meghan Hunter-Gauthier 250-614-7800 (ext. 7492) or meghan@tworievrsgallery.ca

REGIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBIT 2019 invites artist registrations. The Peace Liard Regional Arts Council partners with the Fort St. John Community Arts Council and Peace Gallery North to host this 37th annual event. Offers emerging and seasoned artists an opportunity to exhibit their artwork and  network with fellow artists within the Peace River and the Northern Rockies regions of BC. For more information and application forms:https://www.peaceliardarts.org/regional-juried-art-exhibit-2/2019-regional-juried-art-exhibit/ Registration deadline  March 18, 2019.

ROOM MAGAZINE, a feminist literary magazine, is seeking visual art for their annual cover art contest. All forms of visual art accepted. Works that have been previously published or exhibited are eligible, as long as submissions have not appeared on the cover of another publication. Contest entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Room. Each cover art contest entry can include up to three artworks. Entry deadline Jan 15, 2019. First prize winner of $500 will be published on the cover of Room 42.2. Second prize winner of $50 will be published in Room 42.2. Room is Canada’s oldest feminist literary journal, and has published prose, poetry, art, and interviews for over forty years. Room showcases writing and art by women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary folks. Visit http://roommagazine.com/contests#ART for more detailed information

and to submit.

RUSTAD GALLERIA at Two Rivers Gallery (Prince

George) invites submissions for smaller exhibitions,

experimental projects, or projects by emerging BC artists.

Exhibitions usually run for one month. Submit proposals

or questions to Meghan Hunter-Gauthier, Acting Assistant

Curator. Proposals should include a brief description of

the project and 5–10 images. Two Rivers Gallery, 725

Civic Plaza, Prince George, BC. V2L 5T1. Phone

250-614-7800 ex. 492 or e-mail


SALT SPRING NATIONAL ART PRIZE (SSNAP) an annual initiative of the Salt Springs Arts Council, is now accepting submissions. Offering

$40,000 in awards. Submissions accepted from

Jan 10 until May 31, 2019. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen

years of age and older as of Jan 1, 2018 are invited

to submit two- and three-dimensional work for consideration. Guidelines and submission details

are at www.saltspringartprize.ca Approximately 50 finalists will be selected by an independent jury of

four from across Canada to participate in the

Finalists’ Exhibition on Salt Spring Island. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury. Finalists

may be selected to win one of nine awards, five

selected by jurors and three selected by public vote.

The award winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Night on Oct 19, 2019.


Feb 14, 2019 in the Turnbull Gallery (South Surrey Arts

and Recreation Centre, Surrey). Members are invited to exhibit up to 2 artworks. Submission deadline Jan 7, 2019. All mediums welcome. Artists receive 80% of sales. All pieces must be dry, wired, and ready to be either hung on the wall or displayed in a showcase. Artwork must be original and have been produced within the past 365 days. All artists must be Semiahmoo Arts Members. To become a member or update a membership visit https://www.semiahmooarts.com/membership/ For more information and to register visit https://www.semiahmooarts.com/2019-members-exhibition/

SEYMOUR ART GALLERY, GALLERY SHOP accepts artist submissions on an on-going basis. The Gallery Shop Committee reviews submissions twice annually. It is recommended that interested artists visit the Gallery Shop before making a submission, as submissions are most likely accepted if the artwork is different than what is currently stocked. Accepted artists will be asked to bring finished samples for jurying. Artists begin with a three-month trial to ensure the relationship is a good fit for both the artist and the Gallery Shop. Applications from all BC artists are welcome, however applying artists should keep in mind they must be able to conveniently visit the Gallery Shop to replenish their stock. Accepted artists are required to become a member of the Seymour Art Gallery Society and artists do not need to be a member to apply. For more information and to apply: https://seymourartgallery.slideroom.com/#/login/program/44575 There is a $5 (USD) slideroom admin fee, but no jury fee.

SHATFORD CENTRE (Penticton) invites all artists to submit original artwork to the Art For Peace Exhibition, Jan 16 to Feb 27, 2019. Welcomes work in any of the following categories: painting (any media), drawing, photography, graphics, mixed media. Artwork should reflect on the concept of Peace and what that may mean to the artist as an individual, as a member of their community, or as a global citizen. Artwork to be delivered to the Shatford Centre at 760 Main St., 9 am to noon on Jan 11, 2019. Submission fee $15 per artist. Submission forms available at the Shatford Centre (760 Main St, Penticton) or by contacting 250-770-7668 or info@shatfordcentre.com  For more detailed information visit



SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY (950 West 41st Ave. Vancouver) offers an ongoing Call for Artists to artists in the Jewish community and/or art with a Jewish theme. Applications can be for solo, duo or group shows. For more information visit https://www.jccgv.com/content/jcc-cultural-arts The Gallery is also available to rent for an art exhibition or other use. Contact the gallery director for information: Linda, 604-638-7277 or gallery@jccgv.bc.ca


SMITHERS ART GALLERY invites submissions for their

2019-20 exhibition year. Welcomes applications for solo

shows and joint/group shows in all media forms. Submissions

juried by an independent selection committee comprised of

artists and art lovers from the community and headed by the

Gallery's Art Director. To ensure an interesting and varied

schedule, the Gallery will exhibit an artist in a solo show or

Main Gallery show not more than once every 3 years.

Application deadline Jan 15. Artists notified of acceptance

by Jan 31. Applications can be found at

http://smithersart.org/uploads/general/Updated_Exhibition_Application_2019-2020.pdf For more information contact Nicole Chernish, Manager info@smithersart.org or 250-847-3898.


SOCIETY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (SCA) invites all artists to participate in the 2019 International Open Juried Online Exhibition. Deadline Feb 1, 2019. The exhibition will be featured on the SCA Online Gallery http://shop.societyofcanadianartists.com/ March 15 to June 15, 2019. Entries must not be copies or derivatives based in any way on other copyrighted or published paintings, photographs or other artistic work. Any infraction of this rule will result in serious consequences. For members, it will result in but will not be limited to expulsion from the SCA. Non-members will be barred from all SCA exhibitions, and entry fees will be forfeited. Arts can submit up to three pieces of original artwork for one non-refundable Entry Fee of $50 CAN for non-members and $35 CAN for SCA Elected members & Associates. Payment can be by PayPal or make cheque payable to “The Society of Canadian Artists” and send to: Director of Exhibitions KARIN RICHTER, 156 Maitland Place NE, Calgary, AB T2A 5V5. Entries must be submitted online and follow steps for making payment online or by mail. More detailed information visit the website http://www.societyofcanadianartists.com/content/exhibitions/callforentry.aspx The Exhibition is open to all artists worldwide, whether or not SCA members, creating original artwork in 2 and 3-dimensional media. Art must be entirely the work of the entrant, executed without the supervision of an instructor, and within 3 years of the entry deadline. Work must not have been previously exhibited in an SCA exhibition. This is an online exhibition which means no shipping to a physical location is required for display. All selected works will be exhibited on the SCA online gallery for 3 months. There is no size limit for submitted artwork. The artist by submission grants the SCA the right to post the selected image(s) in the online exhibition and use the digital image(s) for publicity or educational purposes. Accepted artwork may be for sale or NFS (mark 0). In the event of a sale, the SCA charges a 20% commission taken off the artist’s stated retail price. Shipping to customer is the artist’s responsibility. The artist is notified of the sale and the purchaser’s contact information will be released when payment is processed. Several awards presented: Best of Show $2,000; 2nd Prize $1,000; 3rd Place $750; and two Honourable Mentions @ $250. Schedule: Feb 1, 2019, latest date entries must arrive by midnight (images and fee) no exceptions. Feb 22, 2019 notification by email of acceptance. March 8, 2019 Notification of Award Recipients. March 15, 2019, exhibition opens on SCA online gallery and closes on June 15, 2019.


SPRING GROUP EXHIBITION 2019 at Caroun Art Gallery (1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver), welcomes artist submissions. Each artist allowed two pieces, maximum size: 36”x36” or 32”x40”. Theme and media is open. Deadline Feb 10, 2019. For complete information visit www.Caroun.net


Creativity is contagious

Pass it on.   

– Albert Einstein

SUMMERLAND ARTS CENTRE invite artists to show and sell their work in a boutique gift gallery space, featuring original creations of artisans who work in a wide variety of mediums. Artists are invited to submit original handmade items such as paintings, pottery, glass, jewelry, fibre music, music and books. All pieces should be the artists’ own, original creations. The Summerland Arts Centre is also offering a free kiosk-style or wall space to one featured artist every month, by application. To apply, submit to the arts centre office a sketch of the space required, how the space would be designed and its purpose. All art is juried by the gift gallery committee prior to acceptance in the art gallery. A 25 percent commission will be charged on all pieces sold. All members of the Summerland Arts Council are invited to participate. Non-members can join by purchasing an individual membership for $20 or a family membership of $25. For more information, contact Sonja Waller 250-494-4494 or email admin@summerlandarts.com

SURREY ART GALLERY ASSOCIATION invites local and regional artists to present illustrated talks and demonstrations during their Thursday Artist Talks, held Thursday evenings, September through June, in the Surrey Art Gallery. This free program provides an opportunity for artists to expose their work and ideas to the public. The evening talks are followed by conversation over coffee. Artists interested in presenting their work at a Thursday Artist Talk e-mail artisttalk@sagabc.com  View the next Thursday Artist Talk at http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/1538.aspx

SURREY ART GALLERY seeks volunteers to lead weekday school group tours of its contemporary art exhibitions. Volunteer tour guides (also known as docents) use questioning techniques and hands-on activities to encourage students to explore a variety of art mediums including paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, videos, and sound art. Experience not required. Training provided. Application deadline for next training session (beginning Jan 31) is Jan 13. For more information and to apply, visit surrey.ca/artgallery (click on “Volunteer Now” at bottom of page) or contact Chris Dawson-Murphy, Volunteer Coordinator, at artsvolunteer@surrey.ca or 604-501-5198.

SURREY ART GALLERY (13750 – 88 Ave, Surrey) welcomes proposals from artists and guest curators. Ongoing deadline. Info: www.surrey.ca/artgallery


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SURREY PUBLIC LIBRARIES (all City of Surrey branches) offer display space for local artists in their libraries. Displays run for one month. Contact any of the Surrey libraries (by phone or in person) and ask for the art display coordinator. For a list of Surrey Libraries visit: https://surreylibraries.ca/locations Application form is at https://surreylibraries.ca/sites/default/files/documents/DisplaySpaceApplication.pdf


TRAIL BAY MALL (Sechelt) offers display space. Juried. High ceiling space at front of store, plus one 5ft window area. Mall open daily (Sun 12-4). One month rate for group $400 plus 10% of sales. Individual artists same rate as group, or $200 and 30% of sales. For more detailed information phone Doris 604-479-3515 or e-mail art.bydoris10@gmail.com

VANCITY is now accepting applications of expressions of interest (EOI) from artists or artist teams who live or work in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Squamish Valley, to design and integrate a site-specific art commission. One artist information session will be hosted at the current Brentwood community branch at 1901 Rosser Avenue #106, Burnaby, on Dec 12, 2018,

7-8 pm. This session will provide an opportunity for interested artists and artist teams to learn about Vancity, the Brentwood community branch relocation, its community, and the proposed art commission for the new branch. Light refreshments will be provided. Artists must visit www.calltoartists.ca and register to RSVP and attend this information session. The selected artist or artist team will be awarded $9,000.00 as well as a supplemental materials budget. All submissions must be completed online at www.calltoartists.ca Submission deadline noon (12 pm) Jan 14, 2019. For guidelines and further information, visit vancity.com/calltoartists or contact Tanya Slingsby, tanya_slingsby@vancity.com

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY ART DISPLAY PROGRAM invites artists to participate. There are 51 display cases located in the International, Trans-Border, Domestic departure/arrival gates (post-security) and also in the South Terminal Building. The cases are freestanding and visible from all four sides; interior space measures 66” (h) x 45” (w) x 29” (d) with a door opening of 66” (h) x 35” (w). All types of artwork are welcome: paintings, sculpture, carvings, etc. and all ideas are welcomed. The cases include directed lighting, moderate ultraviolet protection and two sets of locking mechanisms. However, the cases are not environmentally controlled and are subject to ambient conditions. While temperature and humidity are relatively stable, works sensitive to light and humidity should not be submitted for display. Exhibitions rotate throughout the terminals bi-annually. If works are sold, artists can arrange their removal or replacement after the six- month minimum display period. Artwork is credited inside the display case with the artist’s name, the title of the work, the medium, a contact name, address, phone number, email address, website, etc., for further inquiries. YVR does not charge any fees or commissions. Artworks are insured while on display, but not during transit to/from YVR. To display the artworks, plinths are provided for sculptures and interior walls for two-dimensional works. As the display cases are fully accessible by viewers, works can be mounted on both sides of the wall. Artists are responsible for delivery to YVR, and YVR will be responsible for their return (or vice versa if more convenient). Those interested to submit works for consideration are asked to submit the following: Images of the artist’s work currently available for display; Description of the work including title, size, medium, subject matter and value; Any other information for consideration, such as Artist Statement or Resume. Forward submissions to Rita Beiks, Curator, Art Program Manager, YVR Emily Goes Commercial Art Consultants Inc.: egc@shaw.ca Submission are accepted at any time for future exhibition consideration. Please note that many submissions are received and YVR will not be able to respond to each one individually. However, artists will be contacted once an opportunity to display their work becomes available.

WATERSHED ARTWORK GALLERY SHOP in North Delta invites local artists to apply to show and sell their work in the gallery shop, in the North Delta Recreation Centre (11415 84th Ave). Welcomes paintings and more. Contact 604-596-1029 or watershedartworks@gmail.com Visit www.watershedartworks.ca


WEST FINE ART SHOW (Langley) has a few vacancies for artists interested in participating on March 8 – 10 at Yorkson Creek Middle School in Langley. To apply and for more information visit https://westart.ca/ or e-mail Brian Croft, president West Fine Art Show, at info@westart.ca


WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL seeks submissions from artists & artisans for consignment to their gallery shop, The Art Box. The Art Box, situated in the Silk Purse Arts Centre, is in a busy location close to the West Vancouver Seawalk (1570 Argyle Avenue). Welcomes submissions for art cards: greeting cards featuring your original artwork or reproductions of your original artwork. Artwork can be any subject/media: landscapes, still life, abstract, paintings, photos, paper art, and more! Art cards must come with an appropriately sized envelope & protective plastic sleeve. The Art Box retains 25% of the sale price as commission. Artist commission cheques are distributed quarterly. Membership in the WVCAC is required to consign items (to become a member visit https://westvanartscouncil.ca/invitation). Contact Ardis Nelson, the Art Box Coordinator at volunteer.wvcac@shaw.ca or 604-925-7292 to schedule a time to submit your work.


WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in the annual open invitation exhibition SPECTRUM. Established & emerging artists working in any medium are welcome. The first 25 artists to submit 1 work of art will be selected for a 3 week group exhibition from Feb 12 – Mar 3 at the Silk Purse Arts Centre (1570 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver). Limited space for free standing sculpture & pottery, regardless of place in line. How to participate: bring 1 gallery ready work of art to the Silk Purse Arts Centre on Feb 3 between 1 - 3 pm, max size 24” x 24” (including frame if framed), $10 entry fee. More info https://westvanartscouncil.ca/exhibitapplication


XCHANGES GALLERY (6E - 2333 Government St., Victoria) invite artists and curators from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to submit proposals for Xchanges’ next gallery season (September 2019 to June 2020). Submission deadline Feb 15, 2019. Xchanges programming supports a range of visual arts mediums with a particular interest in exhibiting the diverse practices of artists in the early stages of their career and those who have taken a new departure with their work. For more information and a Gallery floor plan, visit: http://www.xchangesgallery.org/gallery/submissions.htm


YOUTH ARTS COUNCIL OF SURREY (YACOS) under the umbrella of the Arts Council of Surrey, is run by youth for youth (ages 13-21) who want to become involved with the local arts community. YACOS offers opportunities for young people in the visual, performing and literary arts including talent shows, one-act playwriting performances, canvas coffee houses (open mic), workshops and fashion shows. For more information: youthartscouncil@gmail.com or visit http://www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca/html/yacos.htm

YVR ART FOUNDATION offers Emerging Artist Scholarships to British Columbia and Yukon indigenous artists, between the ages of 17 and 29 years, who reside in BC or the Yukon. Up to eight scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded to emerging artists who create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations culture and who wish to develop their artistic potential. More details at: https://yvraf.com/about/news/2018/reminder-call-applications-emerging-and-mid-career-artist-scholarship-program-5000 Application deadline Jan 25, 4 pm.

And there are more calls . . .

See Late-Arriving Calls below for Calls For Entry that missed this issue's publication deadline.​​​​​​​

There is no charge to publish your Call for Entry in this column. Submit it and get BC-wide exposure!

E-mail your Call to Eve at eve@artnews-healthnews.com or phone 604-531-8643.

Submission deadlines are posted below.

The imagination imitates.

It is the critical spirit that creates.

– Oscar Wilde


Shows & Events

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Shows & Events must be submitted before the news deadline for each issue: late submissions will not be published (only late-arriving Calls for Entry are

published after the deadline, because The Artist's Journal is primarily a

Calls for Entry publication).


Bowen Island Arts Council (now operating as The Hearth - Arts on Bowen) presents Mini-Gala 2019, a show of over 50 anonymous artworks created and donated by local artists with canvases donated by Opus Art Supplies. The exhibition runs at the Gallery @ Cove Commons from Feb 6 - 24, 2019. Live auction with mini-masterpieces going to the highest bidders held Feb 23, 6:30 pm. Proceeds of the fundraiser support The Hearth - Arts on Bowen (Bowen Island Arts Council). Tickets $20. The second show of 2019 at the Gallery @ Cove Commons is a solo exhibit with paintings by Mumtaz Bandali, Feb 27 - Mar 31. Exhibiting April 3 - May 5, group exhibit called Second Chances, features wall pieces and sculptures created from recycled materials. More information at www.biac.ca


Burnaby Arts Council (6584 Deer Lake Ave.) presents Jan 19 – Feb 9 a solo exhibition, Rich Dark Soil, by Jay Senetchko. Feb 16 – Mar 9, group exhibition, Horizons, with Deb Chaney, Jan Rankin, Wolfgang Vogt and Ronald Watt. For more information: https://www.burnabyartscouncil.org/


Chilliwack Visual Artists Association presents exhibitions at the Chilliwack O’Connor Group Art Gal­lery (Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould Street, Wed – Sat, 12-5pm). Showing until Jan 19, Hear and See: Poetry and Art for Mental Health. Fourteen poets paired with fourteen artists create a unique exhibit that reveals the challenges of living with mental illness. In addition to this art exhibit, the Chilliwack Visual Arts Association (CVAA) hosts a fundraiser to support mental health programs in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. “One foot by One foot” is a series of one-foot-square canvases, painted by CVAA and community artists, and available for sale during the Hear and See exhibition. Exhibited Mar 6- Apr 13, People and Places, figurative work of Chilliwack photographer Graham Dowden and the landscape work of Vancouver painter Jeff Wilson. More info: 604-392-8000 or visit www.oconnorgroupartgallery.com


Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam) presents Jan 11 – Feb 9 in the Atrium Gallery, FLOW: Nature, Art and Mind, paintings by Janet Strayer; in the Leonore Peyton Salon, A Celebration of Colour and Abstraction, alcohol inks by Francis Friesen. Feb 15 – Mar 16 in the Atrium Gallery, Belonging: Treasured Pieces of Our Past, various mediums curated by the Coquitlam Heritage society; in the Leonore Peyton Salon, Wildlife Friends, paintings by Ronald George Straight; in the Mezzanine Gallery, Fashion & Hats! various mediums by My Artist’s Corner group. Mar 29 – Apr 27 in the Atrium Gallery, Reflections, mixed media by Ian Bateson. For more information about these and other exhibits: https://placedesarts.ca/

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

– John W. Gardner


The Fort Gallery (9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley) presents

12” x 12” Winter Show & Sale, showing until Jan 30 (the gallery will

be closed Dec 24-Jan 4). This is a seasonal group exhibit of small

12” x 12” original pieces, as well as crafts from local artisans. The

artwork is hung Salon style, which means if a work is purchased, it

comes down immediately and is replaced with a new piece. Features

a wide range of original and affordable contemporary works of art,

ideal as unique gifts for seasonal giving. More info at 604-888-7411,

www.fortgallery.ca; @FortGallery or https://facebook.com/fortgallery

The Port Kells Arts Club (PKAC) welcomes new members of all levels and ability. The group encourages its members to strive to reach their potential through classes, workshops and local art exhibitions. PKAC meets from September to June at the Masonic Hall, 20701 Fraser Hwy., in Langley. Offers 3 sessions of painting classes lasting 9 to 10 weeks each, with guest instructors in oil and acrylics. For membership information please contact Susan Black at 604-592-2357 or susan.black@shaw.ca


Jean Kushner, renowned BC artist, private showing of her artwork by appointment only. To view and purchase Jean Kushner's work, contact her daughter, Shirley White, 604-465-6368 or e-mail starlynks@hotmail.com  For samples of her artwork: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/d30a77_e240fb108d9c4c53a4e9d658530de9be.pdf

The ACT Art Gallery (11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge) presents Soundscape/Landscape (Gary Wyatt & Jay Bundy Johnson) January 12 – February 23, 2019 (Opening Reception Sunday, January 13, 2 – 4 pm). The pairing of Gary Wyatt’s highly detailed drawings with Jay Bundy Johnson’s mysterious sound machines may seem an unlikely combination. Yet both artists dwell in a finely calibrated landscape. Wyatt’s recent works resonate with a reverence for nature and an intense observation of the landscapes of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Bundy Johnson’s works are equally fastidious, although rendered audibly, through a collection of intriguing sound machines placed throughout the gallery. More info:https://www.theactmapleridge.org/gallery/


Studio Connexion Gallery (203 Fifth Ave NW) presents a Winter Group Show featuring the following artists: Sharon Bamber (Impressionist Soft Pastel Wildlife); John Boivin (Realistic Acrylic landscapes); Grace Croughan (Expressionistic Acrylic landscapes); Brigite Desbois (Impressionistic Oil landscapes); Louise Drescher (Modern Acrylic landscapes); Marc Grandbois (Expressionistic Acrylic landscapes); Maureen Howard (Expressionistic Acrylic landscapes & OIl/Cold Wax abstracts); Barbara Maye (Abstract Soapstone Sculptures); Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki (Expressionistic Acrylic landscapes); Holly Woods (Whimsical/Expressionist abstracts watercolours); and others. Studio Connexion Gallery is sponsoring an Expressionist Painting Workshop with award-winning Québec artist Marc Grandbois, May 25 & 26. There are only 10 places left. Contact contact Anne by e-mail at studioconnexion@telus.net or phone, 1-250-265-3586. The Gallery is open by appointment only in the winter season. The regular exhibition season resumes on the May long week-end. For more information: http://www.studioconnexion.com/



The Gallery at Queen's Park (Centennial Lodge, in Queen’s Park, New Westminster) presents The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) Permanent Collection, until Jan 27. The ACNW’s permanent collection includes of a variety of styles and mediums of various artists and patrons that have been connected to the Arts Council over the past fifty years. This year’s exhibition is a curated selection of natural landscapes and floral still life from the permanent collection. The styles of the different works range from abstraction to hyper-realism, exploring the subject matter in oil, acrylic, and watercolour. Info: https://artscouncilnewwest.org/gallery/


1. Water-soluble acrylic paint is made from pigments with a plastic binding agent. 2. The dove represents peace in many works of art3. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610). 4. George Washington.


1. What type of paint is made from pigments and plastic? 

2. What animal often symbolizes peace in art?

3. Who painted ‘The Conversion of St. Paul’?

4. Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) was best known for his portraits of which U.S. President?



Art Focus Artists' Association meets three Wednesdays a month at 7 pm at The Outlet in Leigh Square Arts Village in downtown Port Coquitlam. Art Focus welcomes both accomplished and emerging artists. Art technique demos by professional artists, held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, are always open to the public and free. All Demos are held at The Outlet from 7 to 9pm. Upcoming demos: Jan 23, local mixed media artist and instructor Shari Pratt; Feb 27 award winning artist and instructor Jane Appleby; Mar 27 well-known Vancouver-based muralist Fiona Tang, For more information about the club, visit www.myartclub.com/art.focus and “like” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pocoartfocus 


Artist Garage Sale, annual fundraiser for the Youth Arts Council YACOS of Surrey, Jan 12, 12 - 3 pm at the Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72 Ave, Surrey. Admission by donation. Light refreshments and door prizes included. New or gently used art supplies, musical instruments, costumes, jewelry-making supplies, yarn, guitar strings, music books . . . anything useable by creative people. Tables may still be available for artists wanting to sell their items (artists can also donate items for YACOS to sell): contact youthartscouncil@gmail.com Tables are only $10.


Mind and Matter Gallery (13743, 16  Ave, South Surrey) founded by Mary Mikelson and the late Arnold Mikelson, offers a wide variety of artwork of guest exhibitors on a rotating monthly basis, as well as the works of the late Arnold Mikelson, renowned local and international artist. Gallery hours: 12-6 pm daily. For information about the current exhibit, visit www.mindandmatterart.com, e-mail mary@mindandmatterart.com or phone 604-536-6460. Mary Mikelson’s book Mind and Matter: Life with Arnold Mikelson is available for purchase at the gallery.

South Surrey and White Rock Art Society present The Coast Capital Playhouse Exhibition and Sale of paintings. All art on display is for sale in this ongoing rotating art exhibition of paintings by members of the South Surrey and White Rock Art Society. Paintings can be viewed Tues-Sat 1-5pm at Coast Capital Playhouse (1532 Johnston Road, White Rock) http://artsociety.ca/events/ The art group also offers weekend art workshops to their members and non-members. For full details visit http://artsociety.ca/education/weekend-workshops/


South Surrey and White Rock Art Society present The Peninsula Medical Clinic Exhibition and Sale of paintings. This is an ongoing rotating art exhibition of paintings by members of the Art Society. All art on display is for sale. http://artsociety.ca/ Peninsula Medical Clinic Address: 109 - 15388 24th Avenue, Surrey. Phone: 604-532-4131. Paintings can be viewed Mon-Fri 8 am-6 pm or Sat-Sun 9 am-5 pm.


The Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) presents informative Thursday Artist Talks at the Surrey Art Gallery (13750-88 Ave), 7:30-9pm in the Program Room. The evening talks are followed by conversation over coffee and light snacks. For details about the next artist speaker, visit http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/1538.aspx


Caroun Art Gallery (1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver) presents Painting Exhibition by Ahmad Aghazadeh Jan 13-26, 2019, Opening reception Jan 12, 4-8 pm. Winter Group Exhibition, Feb 1-14, with works by Ahmad Aghazadeh, Fatemeh Javadi, Maryam Akbari, Nafiseh Saadati, Shiva Khadivian and Zohreh Hamraz. North Shore Art Crawl, March 2-3, 10 am -8 pm, with works by Ahmad Aghazadeh, Amy Peterson, Daniel Soheili, Fatemeh Javadi, Kaveh Rasouli, Maryam Akbari, Maryam Hatami, Nafiseh Saadati, Parivash Hesabi, Refah Reghabi, Sara HasaniNalousi, Shiva Khadivian, Zohreh Hamraz and Zoya Tavakoli. Art Sale, March 19-29, 12-8 pm. Virtual Exhibitions 2019, visit the website for details: www.Caroun.net


Coast Collective Arts Centre (#103 – 318 Wale Road, Colwood) presents Instructor Showcase, Jan 2-3. A showcase of artwork by Coast Collective's art instructors. Meet the Artists Jan 5, 1-3pm.  Jan 16-27, the gallery exhibits artwork by emerging artists who have never exhibited in a gallery setting before, as well works by more experienced artists trying out an entirely new medium. Meet the Artists Jan 19, 1-3pm. Jan 30 - Feb 10, Portals, an open call exhibition of artwork that explores the spaces between spaces: doorways, windows, gateways, arches, thresholds and beyond. Meet the artists Feb 2, 1-3pm. Feb 13-14, Island Illustrators Society – Winter Gathering and Group Exhibit 2019. The Illustrators ‘Group Exhibit’ 2019’ will include recent works, as well as new themed works from the Times Colonist feature article from January 2019. This years featured Society Artists will include Ilka Bauer, Laura Bonnie, Ruth Bowman, Kristi Bridgeman, Kathy Cameron, Ken Faulks, Diana Grenkow, Karen Watson, Eliska Liska and Marcia Semenoff. Meet the artists Feb 16, 1-3pm. Feb 27, Mar 10, Casting Shadows, an open call exhibition exploring the many ways of casting shadows via the sun, moon, fire shadows. Meet the artists Mar 2, 1-3pm. March 13 – 31, BLOOM 11, an annual open call exhibition celebrating the return of spring with bold, bright and beautiful blooms. Meet the artists Mar 16, 1-3pm. For more info: https://www.coastcollective.ca/


Made In Whistler, weekly artisan market of unique, handcrafted art, every Saturday from Dec through March, 12-6pm, at The Westin Resort & Spa, 4090 Whistler Way.


SURREY ART GALLERY (13750 - 88 Avenue) Information & Registration: 604-501-5100 /  www.surrey.ca/register

Winter 2019

Beginning Jan 22, Palette Knife Painting, Tue, 7 pm, 8 sessions. Beginning Jan 22, Watercolour: Expressions in Transparency, Tue, 7 pm, 6 sessions. Beginning Jan 24, Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Thu, 7 pm, 8 sessions. Beginning Jan 27, Therapeutic Flow Drawing, Sun, 12:30 pm, 5 sessions.

Spring 2019

Beginning Apr 7, Self-Directed Drawing Workshop, Sun, 3:15 pm, 5 sessions. Beginning Apr 16,Watercolour: Expressions in Transparency – Intermediate, Tue, 7 pm, 6 sessions. Beginning Apr 16, Acrylic Painting for Absolute Beginners, Tue, 7 pm, 8 sessions. Beginning Apr 17, Guided Life Drawing, Wed, 6:30 pm, 6 sessions. Beginning Apr 18, The Art of Drawing, Thu, 7 pm, 8 sessions.

Registration for Spring 2018 starts on March 3.

Experience excellent instruction with professional artists! 

Please register at least one week in advance.

NETWORK SERVICE FOR ARTISTS: ArtsCan Resource Network Society is an empowered, connected, and collaborative arts organization designed to build and connect a visible, sustainable, thriving creative community. ArtsCan membership is free: Get listed in their online directory and get connected! Visit www.ArtsCan.ca for more information, email members@ArtsCan.ca or call 778-590-2989 or 778-833-4136 – they’ll be delighted to hear from you!


ArtsCan Resource Network Society seeks volunteers who would like to earn references. A Social Media Editor is required by ArtsCan as well as several other volunteer positions. Interested individuals can contact Leah at 778-833-4136 or webmaster@artscan.ca

ART CLUB DEMO OR CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Using the News Media as a free promotional tool. Social media is effective to promote your arts event or your private art show, but don't ignore the many who still don't 'do' social media! Newspapers and magazines (and television and radio) can also be cost-free promotional opportunities. But you have to know how to approach this 'media' to ensure your news will be published. Eve Lees, Editor/Publisher of The Artist's Journal offers over 35 years of experience and training as a Graphic Designer and former newspaper editor to teach you how to prepare a proper 'News Release' and many other tips to inform the public about who you are and what you do. Eve will also share Graphic Design techniques and tricks to design your own eye-catching and effective posters and other marketing tools. This information is valuable for Art Clubs and individual artists who want to promote their shows and events. Other interest groups, even business owners (artists or not) can benefit from this presentation. Presentations are available for large or small groups and for individuals. More information here or contact Eve Lees 605-531-8643 or eve@artnews-healthnews.com


Late-arriving calls

The following Calls arrived after this current issue was e-mailed to its subscribers. Subscribers are immediately e-mailed any Calls that miss the publication deadline. In addition, those Late-arriving Calls are posted here for reference convenience.

NOTE: only Late-arriving Calls will be added after each issue initially circulates. Late-arriving Shows & Events will not be added. This publication is predominantly a Calls for Entry publication: it was created for artists to find work. Shows & events are just one of the regular features and must arrive on or before each issue's deadline to be published.

SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLEY at the Jewish Community Centre (Vancouver) invites artists to participate -- by Instagram -- in a juried group art show held in celebration of Festival Ha’Rikud. The artwork should be on the theme of “Seasons” which can be loosely interpreted. Submission deadline April 10. Exhibit opens May 8. The gallery will offer print/reproductions of the artists’ work in a variety of sizes and prices. 100% of the proceeds from sales will go to the Zack Gallery as a donation. The artists whose works sell receive a tax receipt in the amount the work sold for. To submit an entry, artists must add #SeasonsatZack to their Instagram post and fill out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/lkSrqZe0VIR2bU3w1


OPUS DAILY PRACTICE CHALLENGE, Feb 1–28, welcomes all Canadian artists to participate. Artists are invited to challenge themselves to create daily for 28 days and become eligible to win one of several $100 Opus Gift Cards. For more details: https://opusartsupplies.com/odp#submit


GABRIOLA ARTS COUNCIL welcomes participants for its 23rd Annual Studio Tour, held Oct 12 to 14. Registrations accepted Jan 7 – 31, 2019. No registrations accepted after the Jan 31 deadline. Registrations accepted in person at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre on Jan 7 and 14, noon-4 pm. Registration also accepted online (registration opens Jan 7, 12 noon) at this link: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://gabriolaartscouncil.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u%3D440b5068ca697a5e3bdff3a51%26id%3Df01fa98787%26e%3D056a54514c&source=gmail&ust=1546741247454000&usg=AFQjCNF0JIANzAyerXQxv2O_Qk3K93Zk8Q  Registration will be capped at 85 studios. Registration Fees: Early Bird (until January 16) $225; Regular (January 17 to January 31) $245; and First-time participant discount $145 [only ten spaces available at this rate]. Participating artists are required to be members of the Gabriola Arts Council and the membership fee must be paid at registration. Types of Participation: PRINCIPAL STUDIO applies to those displaying and demonstrating their work from their own home or studio. GUEST ARTIST applies to those displaying work at the home or studio of another registered Principal Studio. A Principal Studio looking for a Guest Artist or a Guest Artist looking for a Studio can contact the Arts Council and a partnership can be facilitated. FIRST-TIME ARTIST who has never participated as an artist in this Studio Tour is eligible for a one-time First-Time Artist reduced fee. Ten (10) of these reduced-fee spots are available. Once these spots are full, first-time artists may also register as either a Principal Studio or Guest Artist at the early-bird or regular rates. Questions? E-mail Mitch at mitch@artsgabriola.ca


THE FORT GALLERY (9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley) invites artists to participate in their 2019 juried exhibition, Imprint. Print, as printed text or printed image, can become the starting place for any visual art medium. Artists are encouraged to explore the possibilities of print as muse, while also considering the consequences of print. The word imprint conjures up many meanings: from printmaking, the process of creating an image from a matrix; from biology, the process of interpreting DNA into protein, the imprinting of parents on their young, or our ecological footprint. The process of imprinting is everywhere; everything we touch and every place we go, we leave a trace of ourselves; everything we do leaves a mark, a consequence. The conceptual possibilities of printmaking are thus endless. The exhibition dates are April 3-28, 2019. Entry deadline March 20. Contemporary modes of artistic expression are encouraged. To apply: Complete the online artist submission form at http://www.fortgallery.ca/imprint-2019-juried-exhibition.html and pay the jury fee of one fee payment per artist: $30 ($20 for Fort Gallery Society Members). Send a separate email to fortgallery@hotmail.com with digital (jpeg, jpg) images of up to 3 pieces of original 2D or 3D artwork. Visit the website for more information www.fortgallery.ca or http://www.fortgallery.ca/imprint-2019-juried-exhibition.html


ARTS COUNCIL OF SURREY (ACS) invites its members to enter their work in Just Gates, a juried art exhibit to be featured in the ACS Gallery at the Newton Culture Centre (Surrey). Current members (and those who would like to become members) are welcome to submit their original artwork related to the theme Just Gates. Artists may interpret the theme however they like. Entry forms, images, artist statement and fees are due March 1, by 3 pm. For more information and to receive an entry form, contact the Arts Council of Surrey 604-594-2700 or info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca


ROAM GALLERY welcomes established and emerging artists to participate in the Red Show in their online and digital magazine, Feb 1 to Mar 30. Entry deadline Jan 29, 2019 (midnight). For more detailed information visit http://www.roamgallery.com/red.html  or contact Jennifer Daerendinger, 604-970-4785, e-mail jen@roamgallery.com Submission fees: $5 each for Roam Gallery members; $25 each for non-members (new members welcome).

ART IN THE CITY 2019 invites artists for an opportunity to showcase their work in Vancouver’s West End. Submission deadline March 31. The three-day event is held May 3 to 5 at the West End Community Centre. The exhibition features fine art of a variety of media and styles for sale, as well as live music, art workshops, and activities for attendees of all ages. Exhibition fee $126 (includes GST). E-mail westendartinthecity@gmail.com for an exhibitor guide and an application form to reserve a booth.


NORTH VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL is participating in Crafted Vancouver, May 10 to June 15, 2019. Their gallery at CityScape Community ArtSpace invites artists to participate in On The Same Page: Transforming Paper. The show features work by artists and makers who elevate and transform the simple material of paper in inspiring unexpected and provocative ways. Welcomes makers/artists of innovative 2D pieces, 3D sculptures, and installation with an emphasis on the material of paper. Deadline for submission, Feb 9, 2019. For more detailed information visit https://northvanarts.ca/events-exhibitions/call-for-artists-on-the-same-page-transforming-paper/


FREE GALLERY SPACE AVAILABLE in the Vancouver Location of Essentia. Accepting applications from local artists interested in showing their work in their gallery store. Each exhibition runs approximate one month. No rental no commission charged. Submission deadline Jan 31, 2019. Available dates are: Feb 7 to Mar 4; Mar 7 to April 1; April 4 to May 6; May 2 to June 3; June 6 to July 1; July 4 to Aug 5; Aug 7 to Sept 2; Sept 5 to Oct 7; Oct 10 to Nov 4; Nov 7 to Dec; Dec 5 to Jan 2. For more information contact Angelo Renai, Essentia, 2144 4th Avenue West, Vancouver, 604-738-0321 or email vancouver@myessentia.com


PACIFIC ARTS MARKET (Vancouver) offers retail space to local artists on a 4-week renewable basis. Each space is 16’ x 18’, or an 8’ x 8’ of wall space. Cost is $275 plus tax for the 4 weeks. No commission taken on sold work. Pacific Arts Market assists with the sales, marketing, bookkeeping, etc., allowing the artist to concentrate on creating their art. The market is open 6 days a week. Located at 1448 West Broadway. Submission deadline Feb 23, 2019. For more information and an application form visit: https://www.pacificartsmarket.ca/


VANCOUVER SAD MAGAZINE welcomes submissions of artwork, stories, poems, etc. for their Nostalgia issue. For more details visit https://www.sadmag.ca/submissions


SEYMOUR ART GALLERY (4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver) is currently offering two opportunities for artists: Discovery, annual Juried Exhibition for New and Emerging Artists. Deadline April 30, 2019. Full guidelines available at https://www.seymourartgallery.com/exhibitions/calls-for-artists/ Exhibition Proposals for Seymour Art Gallery's 2020 schedule. Deadline Sept 20, 2019. The Gallery welcomes exhibitions and artwork that will challenge visitors and provoke conversation. Full guidelines available at https://www.seymourartgallery.com/exhibitions/exhibition-proposals/


ARTS COUNCIL OF THE NORTH OKANAGAN (ACNO) invites its members (and new member are welcome) to submit their original artwork for any, or all, of their three upcoming shows in the Centre Gallery. The next show, Healing HeARTS, scheduled Feb 1 to 26, seeks artwork that expresses the emotional relationship to art and how it can be used for healing. Doctors now prescribe art classes and trips to museums for patients and this exhibit is to demonstrate the importance of this connection. All mediums welcome, such as prints, paintings, and pottery, to sculpture, glass art, photography, fibre art, wood art, or jewellery. Artists are asked to include a short paragraph or story to accompany their work. Work is to be dropped off Jan 30 at the Centre Gallery. The ACNO is also showcasing their CeramAIR artist in Residence with a show held March 1 to 26. Members are invited to bring in works that are inspired by the Earth: pieces that represent nature, organic forms and colours, or speak to the importance of protecting our earth. Inviting mostly 2D pieces, to allow the Artist in Residence to showcase three dimension pieces. Drop of work February 27 at the Centre Gallery. The final show is Breathing New Life, to run March 29 to April 16. The theme for this show is Spring, and artists are invited to submit work that has not been shown before on the theme of spring or new life. All mediums welcome. Drop off work March 27 at the Centre Gallery. All exhibitors must hold a current Arts Council of the North Okanagan membership or must become members to exhibit. Phone the Arts Centre at 250-542-6243 for more information about membership. Wall pieces must be ready to hang (ie. proper wire attached). All work must be original. 25% commission on any works sold. Gallery space is limited, therefore members may submit no more than 1 or 2 pieces of work. A single piece may not exceed 24" in width and 36" in height. An entry form for the above three shows can be found at https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c99488f29891b4158141c89d5/files/835f2226-9a57-4f7c-a538-9cb3ddaf13ae/2019_CENTRE_GALLERY_artist_entry_form.pdf or pick one up at the front desk. The Centre Gallery is located in the Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704A Hwy 6 in Polson Park, Vernon. For more info: 250-542-6243 or vcacinfo@shaw.ca


LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in “Faces.” Artists may submit up to three 2-D works on the theme of the portrait; human, animal, or other. Submission deadline Feb. 11. All submissions must be wired and ready to hang. Open to members of the Langley Arts Council (and new members are always welcome. Visit www.langleyarts.ca/membership to learn more). Show runs Feb 20 to April 1 at the Timms Community Centre Walkway Gallery in Langley. To apply visit www.langleyarts.ca/visual-arts-submissions/ and submit name, titles of works, size, and medium, along with a clear and properly cropped photo of the artwork. No submission fee. For more information email admin@langleyarts.ca or phone 604-534-0781.


LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL (LAC) invites artists to submit 2-D work for the upcoming exhibition “Rooted”. Join the Langley Arts Council to celebrate Langley's new home for the arts (now inside the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre) through their exhibition and Grand Opening celebration on the theme Rooted. Artwork are asked to contemplate the meaning of the word Rooted, especially in regards to having a place or grounding in family, land, memories, community, a country, etc. We are all woven together and are supported by our land and each other, and this is our opportunity to recognize where we come from, who we are together, and where we are going. The exhibit runs March 9 to April 2 at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre and will be the kick off to the Arts Council’s rotating exhibitions at this location. Submissions are extended to LAC members, but new members are welcome (visit www.langleyarts.ca/membership to learn more). Work must be properly wired to be hung on a wall. Maximum three submissions per artist. No submission fees. Submission deadline Feb 25, 2019. To apply visit www.langleyarts.ca/visual-arts-submissions and submit name, titles of works, size, medium, along with a clear and properly cropped photo of the artwork. For more info email admin@langleyarts.ca or phone 604-534-0781.


SEMIAHMOO ARTS SOCIETY invites its members to submit exhibition proposals for the Turnbull Gallery & Corridor Galleria at South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre. All participants must be members of the Semiahmoo Arts Society. New members welcome ($25/year). To join, visit: https://www.semiahmooarts.com/membership/register/#join

This is an opportunity for artists to show and sell their work to a wide audience (hundreds visit the recreation centre daily), as well as offer talks and/or demonstrations to the public. The two exhibition dates available are Sept 18 to Oct 17, 2019, and Oct 22 to Nov 14, 2019. Multiple artists are also welcome to submit one proposal as a group or as a collective. Submission deadline March 31, 2019. Submission fee $20. For more detailed information and to submit/pay: https://www.semiahmooarts.com/artist-call-exhibition-proposals/


THE WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL (WVCAC) partners with the Kay Meeks Arts Centre in a pilot project of exhibitions in the popular theatre’s lobby at 1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver. Submissions are open to emerging & established artists working in painting, photography & mixed media. Selected artists will be scheduled for a 3 to 5-week solo or duo exhibition in 2019 starting in April. All those selected must be or  become WVCAC members (more info about membership here: https://westvanartscouncil.ca/membership-levels Welcomes 2D original artwork with subject matter appropriate for a public facility associated with the School District of West Vancouver; 13 to 30 larger works, maximum width 45" Max height 48." Work must be Gallery ready - framed or finished edges to have appropriate hanging wire/fixtures. Work must not have been exhibited in a juried exhibition at the Silk Purse Arts Centre in 2019. Submission deadline Feb 22, 4 pm. For more detailed info and to apply visit: https://westvanartscouncil.ca/event-3224253


ARTISTS WALK applications are being accepted in White Rock, for artists to create, show and sell their work along the White Rock Promenade. Selected artists will be required to obtain an Artists Walk License prior to commencing work. Interested artists must submit an application form to the White Rock Community Centre. For more detailed information and to download the application form, visit https://www.whiterockcity.ca/DocumentCenter/View/706/Artists-Walk-Application-PDF?bidId= New applicants are required to submit three to five high-resolution JPEG images emailed, submitted on a disk, or printed photographs of artwork to the White Rock Community Centre. All artwork must be clearly marked with artist’s name, title and size. No originals will be accepted. Application deadline Feb 25, 2019. The Artists Walk Annual License is valid  Mar 1, 2019, to Feb 28, 2020. The Annual license fee is $150 (2019 Rate). Parking not included in the artist license.


ANONYMOUS ART SHOW FUNDRAISER 2019, hosted by Whistler Arts Council, welcomes artists from the Sea to Sky Corridor to participate (Bowen Island to Mount Currie). Application forms must be submitted and artwork must be complete and dropped off to no later than the March 1, 2019 deadline. Artwork can be dropped off at the Maury Young Arts Centre (4335 Blackcomb Way) between 10 am and 5 pm daily. Work must be 8 x 8 inches. No hanging hardware is required. Canvas depth must be 1/2 inch or more. Most mediums, including photography, are acceptable as long as they meet the size criteria. Maximum pieces per artist – Arts Whistler will exhibit at least 1 of each artist’s pieces. Artist name must be on the BACK of the canvas. Each artist is revealed when the piece comes off the wall. DO NOT sign the front of your piece(s). The Anonymous Art Show 2019 is a fundraiser for Arts Whistler’s community programming, providing year-round programs and workshops for children, youth and adults, taught by professional local artists and artisans. These programs help foster Whistler’s arts and culture scene by supporting the artists and providing opportunities for the community to explore their creative potential. For more detailed information visit https://artswhistler.wufoo.com/forms/za7vdgp02nrshz/ or https://artswhistler.com/anonymous-art-show

or direct questions to Senior Programmer, Charmaine Carpenter, ccarpenter@artswhistler.com


GLITZ ENTERTAINMENT & LATINCOUVER ART AND CULTURE prepares for the opening of Vancouver´s Carnaval del Sol, a two-day art exhibition July 6 & 7, 2019, along Concord Pacific Place in Vancouver. The event features the art of 350 artists as well as live music and performances. Glitz Entertainment invites artists and artisans to submit paintings, illustrations, sculptures, photographs, shortfall, performance and craft design to be included in the exhibit. This is an opportunity for artists to display their creative pieces for the entire 2-day festival as a part of Vancouver´s Carnaval del Sol 2019. A few spots are still available and interested artists must apply before March 30 by sending a website link and a PDF format with 10 to 15 pieces of artwork (including their measurements) to cultural@lanticouver.ca  View previous events at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP1j8B5r9Y4 or www.carnavaldelsol.ca


LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in Transportation. Deadline for this open call is March 11. Whether it is to preserve history through images of old vehicles, to tell a story about connecting and movement, to create nostalgia, or to interpret the word in another way, artists are invited to submit art that helps explore how we move around. Exhibition will show at the Township of Langley Civic Facility April 3 to May 13. For more information: http://langleyarts.ca/open-art-call-transportation/


NORTH VANCOUVER ARTS COUNCIL invites art submissions for their 2020 You Are Here Wall Calendar, telling the story of the North Shore. Images should be of locations, places or scenes that are recognizable in North Vancouver or West Vancouver. Submission deadline March 24. https://northvanarts.ca/events-exhibitions/call-for-submissions-you-are-here-2020-calendar/


VANCITY invites applications of expressions of interest (EOI) from artists or artist teams who live or work in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Squamish Valley, to design and integrate a site-specific art commission for the soon to be relocated North Road community branch 16. Vancity seeks artwork for a curved wall that reflect and interpret, in a celebratory way, the rich and diverse culture of the local community of the North Road branch. Content / themes must align to Vancity’s vision and values and can be social, economic, historical, environmental or a combination. Preference will be given to submissions that aim to incorporate up-cycled, recycled, sustainably sourced, salvaged, found and/or other natural media. Vancity will be hosting an information session for artists on Feb 20, 7-8pm at the current North Road community branch, 3977 North Road, Burnaby. All interested artists must register online to attend this session at www.calltoartists.ca  This session provides an opportunity for interested artists and artist teams to learn about Vancity, the North Road community branch relocation, its community, and the proposed art commission for the new branch. Light refreshments will be provided. More information is available at: 

www.vancity.com/calltoartists. The artist award for this art call is a $9,000.00 with a $3,000.00 capped materials budget. All submissions must be completed online at www.calltoartists.ca Deadline for submissions is noon on April 5, 2019.


SHATFORD CENTRE invites all artists to submit original artwork to the “Spark Joy” Exhibition, held at the Okanagan School of the Arts, Shatford Centre, March 5 to May 2, 2019. Artists are encouraged to interpret JOY in any of the following categories: painting (any media), drawing, photography, graphics, mixed media. Artwork must be of original design and one of a kind. Art should be ready to hand and identified on the back with artist name, title, medium, price. Maximum two works of art per artist. Artwork to be delivered to 760 Main St. in Penticton, 9 am to noon on March 4, 2019. Fee is $15 per artist. Opening reception March 13, 6:30 pm. Contact the Shatford Centre, 760 Main St, Penticton for a submission form by calling 250-770-7668 or e-mail info@shatfordcentre.com For more information visit https://www.shatfordcentre.com/2019/02/01/call-to-artists-spark-joy-exhibition-march-5-to-april-25-at-the-shatford-centre/?mc_cid=000269e8a0&mc_eid=446b9846d5


YOUTH ART EXHIBIT (2nd Annual), presented by the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council (PLRAC) invites youth ages 3-12 in the Peace Liard region to participate. All mediums and forms of work accepted. All work must be ready to hang. Wire hangers are preferred. Only original artwork is eligible: No copies from magazines, mechanical reproductions, kits or commercial molds. Limit one entry per artist. No entry fee and work will not be juried.  Artwork accepted starting March 26, 2019 to the deadline of 5pm on April 2, 2019. Work can be dropped off at Peace Gallery North in Fort St. John or shipped to the gallery at 10015 100 Ave, Fort St John, BC, V1J 1Y7. Late submissions NOT accepted. To register e-mail dkane@pris.ca with the following information: Artist’s name, address and contact information, Title of piece, medium, size, and indicate if the piece is for sale and if so, what the value is. For further details, contact the PLRAC by telephone, 250-719-9225, e-mail dkane@pris.ca or visit www.peaceliardarts.org


THE PORT MOODY ARTS CENTRE invites South Asian artists to submit 2D and 3D artwork for a multi-artist exhibition, Spirit of India. Entry deadline March 11. There is no cost to apply, but artists accepted into the exhibition will be required to pay an administrative fee of $15 +GST. The Arts Centre retains 30% of the selling price of artwork offered for sale. To apply, complete the online submission form at https://form.jotform.com/90295145171253, along with the following: Contact details, a biography, artist statement and CV, and up to five images of artwork and a list of images (detailing title, medium, dimensions, and price). For more information contact Janice Cotter, Gallery Manager at 604-931-2008 x116 or submissions@pomoarts.ca or visit https://www.pomoarts.ca/gallery/info-for-artists/185-gallery/1011-call-for-artists-spirit-of-india%20Entry%20deadline%20March%2011


THE FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (FCA) extends an open call to all artists to participate in the Annual International Mail-In Art Exhibition 2019. The FCA has created an exhibition that significantly reduces the shipping costs for artists. This exhibition is of artwork delivered in envelopes, offering low shipping costs and $2000 in cash prizes. Exhibition dates are May 27 to June 16. Entry deadline April 17. Online applications are accepted at (prospectus) https://artists.ca/files/5134/AIMAE_Call_Booklet_2019.pdf (submission form) https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/903 For more information phone Tarin Mead at 604-681-8534.


LIONS GATE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION’S ART COLLECTION COMMITTEE invites artists to donate artwork(s) to the Foundation collection for display at Lions Gate Hospital. Artwork can have a very positive impact on patients and staff at Evergreen House, a long term care facility next to Lions Gate Hospital. Artists’ submissions are reviewed by the Art Committee to determine their suitability for placement and the donor is recognized with an appropriate label beside the work. Artwork is professionally hung and insured and a receipt for tax purposes can be provided if an appraisal of the work is included. Long term loans can also be arranged. In addition, the artwork may be featured on the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation website gallery and a link to the artist’s webpage may be included. Works must be uplifting, peaceful and positive. Bright colours are desirable for this environment, i.e. florals. Types of art to be avoided are paintings with a great deal of red in them, animals, people and abstracts which may be seen as 'jarring'. Paintings without glass would be preferable and large sizes (over 48 x 48) are a problem. Submission deadline March 31. To view the Call and to download the submission form visit https://lghf.artistquarter.com/submissions/view/id/1013


EXPOSE YOURSELF, an erotically themed, boundary-pushing, body-celebrating, hilarity-making, multi-disciplinary art exhibition invites artists to the 2019 event held in April at the Powell River Council for Arts and Culture’s public gallery, The Art Centre. Submission deadline, March 1. More detailed information and submission guidelines are at https://eyexhibition.show/2019/01/19/2019-call-to-artists/ Submissions and enquiries are to be e-mailed to eyexhibition@gmail.com  A jury fee of $20 CAD is required (via PayPal, e-transfer, or cash/cheque). Participating artists do not have to be a resident of Powell River or the Regional District to contribute work. New and returning artists are also welcome. Work will need to be delivered to The Art Centre (215 – 6975 Alberni Street, Powell River) before or on April 1. The Expose Yourself Exhibition opening reception is April 5 with the closing date in April TBD.


ART VANCOUVER International Art Fair invites artists to participate in this annual event at the Vancouver Convention Centre, April 25 to 28. Submission deadline March 20. Art Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest international contemporary art fair showcasing over 100 galleries and artists from all over the world. The 2019 theme is Uniting Nations through Art, a fitting theme for this event’s diverse crowd. The event includes an opening night premiere, panel talks, artist talks, live painting demonstrations and workshops. For more detailed information and to submit visit http://www.artvancouver.net


HOT WET ART CITY and THE ARTS FACTORY invite artists to participate in STICKY, March 30 at The Arts Factory (281 Industrial Ave, Vancouver). This show features tiny, original art made on 3×3 inch Post-It notes. Artists may submit 6–10 pieces each, with every Post-It priced at $20/each. STICKY offers great art from local talent at a very affordable price. Submission deadline Mar 25. For more detailed information and to submit: http://hotartwetcity.com/sticky/


SURREY ART GALLERY ASSOCIATION (SAGA) invites artists to compete in a competitive paint off on March 23, 2019. This is an action-filled evening where twelve artists will face off in four 25-minute rounds using oil sticks. Members of the audience will watch and vote for their favourite artist after each round. Winners from the first three rounds will compete in the final, fourth round, and the audience will decide on the “People’s Art Champion” at the end of the evening. After the competition, artists have the choice of keeping their creations or selling them through Surrey Art Gallery Association’s Art Rental Program. This event is part of Surrey Art Gallery Association's 35th-anniversary celebrations. Application deadline March 1. For more detailed info and to apply: http://sagabc.com/mar-23-2019-competitive-paint-off/


FERNWOOD ART STROLL 2019 invites all Fernwood (Victoria) artists and artisans to open their studio to the public, June 8 & 9, 2019. Application deadline March 7, 2019. For more information visit https://artsvictoria.ca/index.php?htaccess_qs=announcement/39950/view or contact joannapettit@gmail.com or mmhantiuk@shaw.ca


NORTH VAN ARTS invites visual artists and artisans to participate in the 20th anniversary of Art in the Garden, May 25 – 26, 12 – 5 pm, rain or shine. Submission deadline Mar 17, 2019 midnight. The event involves a self-directed garden tour that features award-winning gardens from the North Shore and over 30 artists from throughout the province. This is an opportunity for artists to display and market their artwork in a unique setting. Welcomes both 2D and 3D artists and artisans who use natural materials in their creative process. Accepted artists will be required to become an individual member of North Van Arts (for membership information visit https://northvanarts.ca/become-a-member/) All participating artists must set up, take down, and remain in the garden to sell their work from 12-5 pm on both days. No commission taken from sales. To apply, complete the online submission form at https://northvanarts.ca/events-exhibitions/2019-art-in-the-garden-visual-artist-submission/ Only online submissions are accepted. If assistance is required when applying online contact Leigh-Anne Niehaus (Events Manager) at 604-988-6844 or leighanne@northvanarts.ca


INTERNATIONAL ARTS GALLERY/ CANADA CHINESE ARTS BRIDGE ASSOCIATION invite artists to apply for the 2019 Vancouver Arts Carnival “Splendor of Canada Painting Exhibition”. Entry deadline March 31, 2019. Themes: Beauty of Nature; Wonderful and Prosperous Life; Multiculturalism and Community Care. 120 paintings will be selected by the screening committee to enter the exhibition and competition. Prize money, as well as gold, silver and bronze awards, are presented for each category. There is a nonrefundable entrance fee of $20 for each painting entered. An additional $80 fee is charged after acceptance. Submissions are accepted online by e-mail. Photo images (full images and close-ups) of the artwork must be clear and a minimum of 300 dpi / 2MB. Rules and regulations and the application form can be obtained from International Arts Gallery or an e-copy can be downloaded from their website at www.iagbc.com or from the organizer’s website at www.artsbridge.ca  Accepted applicants will be informed by mail and email.


VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE (VCAC) invites artists to exhibit their work in Breathing New Life, presented Mar 29 - April 16 at the Artist Call-Out Centre Gallery in Vernon. Theme: Spring symbolizes promise, hope and new beginnings. After hibernating for the winter, the season brings an awakening, often starting with reflection and letting go. With this renewed energy comes growth, birth, new ideas and innovation. For this April exhibit, artists are invited to exhibit new work that has not been shown. The show encourages artists to plant new seeds this spring -- to look forward, set their creative intentions, try new mediums, or work on a new series. All mediums welcome. Drop off work March 27 at the Gallery; pick up April 16. Wall pieces must be ready to hang (ie. proper wire attached. All work must be original. Exhibited work does not have to be for sale but 25% commission is charged on all sold works. As gallery space is limited, exhibitors are limited to 1 - 3 pieces of work. A single piece may not exceed 24" in width or 36" in height. Artist entry forms are available at the Gallery’s front desk. Exhibitors must be members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan. Artists unsure of membership status, or those wanting to become members, call the Arts Centre at 250-542-6243.


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