Volume 25 Number 1


Artist's Journal


Calls for Entry for BC's artists who paint or draw

Available only by paid subscription

Jan-Feb-Mar 2021  

BC's Calls for Entry


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 https://artsco.ca/exhibit-with-artscape/ e-mail heythere@artsco.ca or phone 250-861-4123.

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


THE ARTS STATION GALLERY (Fernie District Arts Council) welcomes submissions from solo artists for their 2021 gallery season. Deadline Feb 1, 2021. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://theartsstation.com/calls-for-entry-grants/gallery-2021-call-for-entry/

ART VANCOUVER returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre, April 15 – 18, 2021, offering local and global artists and galleries an opportunity to showcase their innovation and creativity. Normally held every year, Art Vancouver was cancelled for 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic but will return for 2021. Over 10,000 people attended the 2019 art fair, providing a unique opportunity for artists to network with a global community, sell their artwork and gain media exposure. Welcomes submissions from visual artists in painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Accepted artists all receive a booth at the art fair, listing in promotional materials and entry into all program events. The submission deadline is Jan 15, 2021. To learn more about being an exhibitor, visit https://www.artvancouver.net/exhibitors

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

CAMPBELL RIVER ARTS COUNCIL and the CAMPBELL RIVER ART GALLERY invite local artists of Campbell River and the North Island region to participate in the 39th Annual Members Show. Artists are encouraged to submit high-resolution images of their work in the event the show must move to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Submission deadline Jan 2, 2021. For more information and to apply, visit https://crartgallery.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021-Members-Show-Registration-Form.pdf

THE CITY OF SURREY requests proposals for two public art calls for artists: Cloverdale Field House Creative Vinyl Window Wrap and Wall & Gate Design for Chimney Heights Park Washroom. The deadline to apply for both calls is Jan 4, 2021 (4 pm). More detailed information for these calls can be found by clicking on the links above.

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 another event can contact the event coordinator at info@deepcovewinery.ca. For more information about Deep Cove Winery: www.deepcovewinery.ca or follow @deepcovewinery

THE FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS invites all artists to an open call, 2021 Annual International Mail-In Art Exhibition, held March 29 to April 16 at the Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright St., Vancouver. $2,000 in Cash Prizes. Accepting artworks in any style and Federation supported media, sized exactly 8" x 10" featuring subjects that reflect the 2021 theme Change. Submission deadline Feb 24, 2021. Submission Link: https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1232


THE FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS presents four calls for entry for their members only, held at the Federation Gallery (1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver): 2021 Abstracted Exhibition, Feb 22 to March 7, accepts artwork in the abstract style in Federation accepted media. Submission deadline Jan 15, 2021. Visit https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1230 for more information and to submit work. 2021 Bloom Exhibition, March 15 – 18, accepts floral artworks that display alongside living ikebana flower arrangements from students and faculty of the Vancouver Branch of the Sogetsu School of Flower Arranging in Japan. Submission deadline Feb 21, 2021. Visit

https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1231 for more information and to submit work. Peace & Trust Exhibition, exhibited May 17 – 30, offers $1,000 in Cash Prizes. The United Nations has named 2021 as the "International Year of Peace and Trust". Artists are invited to submit artworks that reflect this sentiment and theme, in any style and Federation supported media. Submission deadline March 15, 2021. Visit https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1247 for more information and to submit work. 2021 Landscapes Exhibition, exhibited May 31 – June 13, accepts any landscape, seascape or cityscape artworks in any style and Federation supported media. Submission deadline March 31, 2021. Submission link https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1248

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     

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 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/

HeARTWorks GALLERY invites artists to submit works that show H.E.A.R.T. (Humanity, Equality, Acceptance, Respect, and Tolerance.) Exhibiting artists receive social media promotion, website link, global audience and a possible magazine and/or film feature. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.worksofheartproject.com/heart-gallery

INSTRUMENTS OF CHANGE launches a new heARTful Solutions initiative to support a local emerging artist who can facilitate and deliver a community art project that will address some of the pain points, needs, and challenges of this particular moment in history. Accepting proposals from artists 18 to 35 years of age. Proposal submission deadline is Feb 15, 2021. For more information and to download the application form, visit http://www.cacv.ca/for-artists/calls-to-artists/

THE KARITON GALLERY (Abbotsford) extends an open call to artists and artisans to submit proposals to exhibit their work this spring, in the Gallery’s gift shop. As well as handmade artisan products, the Gallery welcomes art prints, cards, stationery and stickers. Proposal submission deadline March 1, 2021. For more details and to apply, visit https://abbotsfordartscouncil.com/kariton-gift-shop-open-call/

MIND AND MATTER GALLERY invite artists to display artwork in the 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 information and to display your work, 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.​

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

MULTIFAITH ACTION SOCIETY welcomes submissions for its 2022 Multifaith Calendar. The theme for this year’s annual competition is “resilience.” Each artist may submit up to five pieces in any medium that personifies this theme. Submission deadline Jan 31, 2021. 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, when published in August. For more detailed information and to apply, 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

NARROWS ART RETREAT reopens its artist residencies in Nelson, BC. For more information, visit www.thenarrowsbc.com to apply or call Erica at 250-505-9035.

NEW WEST ARTISTS (NWA) is a non-profit society of artists operating NWA Gallery on 12th Street and hosting several art shows throughout the year. To exhibit in the gallery or participate in these art shows, you must be a member of the group, but new members are always welcome. For more information visit http://newwestartists.com/welcome/  To view their current calls for entry visit http://newwestartists.com/submit/

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

PORT MOODY ARTS CENTRE gallery accepts exhibition proposals year-round, from groups and individuals in all media and subject matter. The Port Moody Arts Centre Gallery Committee reviews proposals twice yearly. For more details phone 604-931-2008 or visit pomoarts.ca/exhibitions/gallery-exhibition-proposal-application

THE QUARANTINED GALLERY extends an open call to all artists to promote their work on their online gallery, while galleries and events are closed due to the unpredictable circumstances of Covid-19. Artists can submit their work, along with an optional artist bio and piece description. All categories of art welcome, whether it is paintings, music, photography, poetry, etc. E-mail work to thequarantinedgallery@gmail.com or for more information, check out the gallery at https://www.thequarantinedgallery.com

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 meghan@tworiversgallery.ca

THE SALT SPRING ARTS COUNCIL (SSAC) AND THE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE STEERING COMMITTEE invite applications for the fifth year of the Artists in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island. The Artists in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all Canadian and International professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. The intent of the program continues to be the provision of time and space for creativity and productivity and to introduce visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts community. Residencies are awarded based on artistic merit, potential links to the Salt Spring community, collaborative opportunities and available facilities. In the last four years AiR has welcomed Canadian artists living as far away as Thailand and from as close by as Victoria. The chosen applicant will share their expertise and enthusiasm through artist talks, open studios, workshops, and performance events, enriching the island with their work and ideas, interacting with Salt Spring artists and enjoying the unique island lifestyle. Application deadline March 1, 2021. For more information and to apply, visit www.ssartscouncil.com/artist-in-residence/

SALT SPRING NATIONAL ART PRIZE  annual event submission deadline May 31, 2021. For more detailed information and to submit work, visit https://saltspringartprize.ca/

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

The 2021 SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW is open to all visual artists living on Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands. Artists can submit images of up to three works online for consideration to this Vancouver Island juried art show. The Show runs July 23 to Aug 2, 2021. $12,000 in awards for outstanding work. 375 works of art accepted. Juried show, panel of 3 art professionals. Submissions open mid-March and close midnight end of May, 2021. For more detailed information and to submit visit www.sookefinearts.com

THE SQUAMISH ARTS COUNCIL invites its members to exhibit their art in one of several community galleries. These galleries are located at: The Artisan Building - 1336 Main Street; The Adventure Centre - 38551 Loggers Lane; Squamish Medical Clinic - 37979 Cleveland Avenue; Black Tusk Realty - 1900 Garibaldi Way #3. For more information on these and other Calls, visit https://squamishartscouncil.com/community-galleries/ or

e-mail info@squamishartscouncil.com for schedules and application form. 

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. 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 can e-mail artisttalk@sagabc.com  For more information and to see past Artist Talks, visit http://sagabc.com/thursday-artist-talks/

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

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

THE VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE invites submissions for their next ACNO Member Exhibit, entitled Creativity out of Chaos. Chaos and disorder often promote a high level of innovative, unconventional and original creation of ideas and products. Most recently there has been an abundance of this evidence through the pandemic as businesses restructured, or completely pivoted into new sectors. Families and friends have found creative ways to spend time with the ones they love, musicians took to the streets or performed on-line, and many organizations quickly took to technology and other mediums to reach their audiences. How has chaos brought out your own creativity? All mediums and styles of artwork are welcome, from 2D to 3D, as long as it fits the theme. Preference is given to pieces that have not been shown in the gallery before. Exhibition dates are Jan 8 to Feb 1, 2021. Deadline: Work is to be dropped off Jan 6, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (2704a Hwy 6 Vernon). Pick up work Feb 2, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm. Artists must read and complete the Artist Entry Form at https://mcusercontent.com/c99488f29891b4158141c89d5/files/4df0c1e4-18cf-435d-a30a-ad0932d9aea4/Artist_Entry_Form_2021.pdf Entry form must accompany delivered work. Copies are also available at the front desk, if needed. Exhibitors must be members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan, as the ACNO operates the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Wall pieces must be ready to hang (ie. proper wire attached). If work is offered for sale, it will be charged a 25% commission if sold. Gallery space is limited, therefore submissions are limited to 2 pieces of work maximum per artist. Phone 250-542-6243 with any questions. 

VICTORIA ARTS COUNCIL invites visual and written art submissions for the upcoming Winter issue of UNTIL. The theme is Relationships. Deadline Jan 15, 2021. For more direction on the theme and details about the call, visit https://artsvictoria.ca/announcement/43901/view

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

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

Table of contents


this issue

Scroll quickly to any section

by clicking below:

BC's Shows & Events

Recently Arrived (Late)Calls

Advertisers in this issue:

Classified advertising

Subscriber profiles:

Wendy Mould 

Quick Quiz

Rose Kapp cartoon

Contact the Editor

News/Ad Deadlines

How to subscribe

The Artist's Journal wishes you

all the best

in the New Year!

Thank you

for your subscription support.

One always has to spoil a picture a little bit, in order to finish it.

~ Eugene Delacroix

Are you a guest

reading this issue?

Please consider subscribing


If you are a B.C. artist who paints or draws, this publication is for you.


This publication is available only by Paid Subscription. The Artist's Journal survives on subscription income. Your subscription support will keep this valuable resource going: regularly "sharing" a subscription severely limits its growth and survival. Sharing a subscription is also an infringement of copyright.


Subscription fees are a mere $16 per year (or $28 for two years).

The subscription fee for groups with members is $28/year.


See detailed information

on how to subscribe here 


My eyes were made to erase all that is ugly.

~ Raoul Dufy


cartoon feature in

 The Artist's Journal . . .


Cartoon courtesy Rose Kapp www.rosekapp.com

Derive happiness in

oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating

the fog that surrounds us. 

~ Henri Matisse

For more information about

The Artist's Journal

please visit the website

small quote box.jpg

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist

must be ready to be consumed

by the fire of his

own creation.

~ Auguste Rodin

And there are more calls . . .

See Recently Arrived 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 your news 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.

To read Wendy's full profile on a mobile device, please click on this image . . .

I have always been drawn to line and texture. This has determined my mediums of choice: pen, pencil, and coloured pencils. But not my subject matter. Forest trails and wildlife pull me to create. They are a product of my love to hike and camp. Drifting in my kayak, along the water’s edge, watching a seal teach her pup to swim, is my idea of an awesome moment. To really experience nature as it is happening is a gift, one I have enjoyed most of my life. I realize not all have had this opportunity. My mission has become one of sharing this world with my viewers. 

I am a self-taught artist; I began first with pencil and pen. Later I introduced colour

with water-colour and pencil crayons. I tend to have a very analytic approach to my

art, this combined with my experience as a teacher has led me into other areas.

I teach painting and drawing classes both privately and to groups in studio settings

and outdoors, I work with artists both individually and within groups on marketing

skills, and I write. My weekly blog has been running for 12 years and focuses on

painting and drawing tips. I am also published

in a variety of art magazines, including the

International Artist Magazine. Presently,

I run an online coaching/mentoring

program for artists wanting to work on

their own projects. 

For more information and 
to contact Wendy:

Website: www.artbywendy.com

Weekly Blog (painting & drawing tips):

Facebook: @artbywendy.com.wendymould

Instagram: artbywendym 

Fine Arts America:

    Pictured above, Cascading,
   framed 20 x 16, 
  ink & watercolour, $700.


At left, Wendy Mould  with

Shorteared Owl: On the Prowl, graphite, 20 x 16, $700.

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


Shows & Events

British Columbia's

EDITOR’S NOTE: There is no charge to list your art Show & Event in this column (and you do not have to be a paying subscriber to have your news published).


Please submit your Show in a format that is easy to "cut and paste" such as a Word document or typed within your e-mail message (sending only a photograph image of your art show poster is not acceptable).


Lessons, workshops, or business opportunities are considered paid advertising. Advertising rates are on the website or contact Eve at 604-531-8643 or by e-mail.


Please submit Shows & Events

before the news deadline for each issue (scroll down to the Classified Ads to see Deadlines.)


Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam) presents Jan 22 – March 18, Coquitlam’s Chroniclers, various mediums by the Coquitlam Heritage Society. NOTE: Due to COVID-19 individuals and core bubble groups must make an appointment to view the exhibition spaces. Phone 604-664-1636 ext. 0 to book.


Gabriola Arts Council presents Arts on Gabriola, an online exhibition featuring 58 Gabriola artists in their studios and will eventually include many more, as well as artists from Mudge and DeCourcy. More artists will be included (all art forms) in February 2021. The site is quite large and may take several hours to see all the artists. Note: Each artist's page has information on how to contact them directly, view their website and various places they appear online. Visitors can also view the artist's collections, which will change over time. Visit https://theartsongabriola.ca/


The Kent Harrison Arts Council (98 Rockwell Drive, Harrison Hot Springs) presents Small Works 2020, a group exhibition of works in a variety of media, all in a 10" x 10" format. The gallery is open during the week 10-4pm, and weekends 12-4pm until Dec 20 and reopens again Jan 4. For more information, visit http://www.kentharrisonartscouncil.com/exhibitions.html


Kimberley Arts Centre 64 (64 Deer Park Avenue, Kimberley) presents COVID-19 Unframed, open art exhibition, Jan 5 – 30 (Tues-Sat 1-5 pm). Featured Feb 1 – 27 (Tues-Sat 1-5 pm), an exhibition by Alysha Clarke. Presented March 2 – 27 (Tues-Sat 1-5 pm) art by Chris Robson. All these exhibits are also available online at https://kimberleyarts.com/in-the-gallery/ Painting sessions are offered for the entire family via Zoom: More information on the website https://kimberleyarts.com

or phone 250-427-4919 or e-mail info@kimberleyarts.com



West Fine Art Show, has been postponed to April 9 to 11, 2021. Entering its 12th year, the show features the work of 18 artists, at the Glass House Estate Winery (23449  0 Avenue, Langley). Parking and admission are free. Show hours: Fri 5–9 pm; Sat 11–7 pm; Sun 11–5 pm. A portion of all art sales will be donated to the Langley School District Foundation. For more show details and a complete list of participating artists and their work, visit: www.westart.ca


Act Arts Centre (11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge) presents Meditations: The Still Lives of Leslie Poole. Guest Curator Angela Clarke. Exhibition runs Jan 9 through March 31, 2021. To plan and book your visit, go to https://theactmapleridge.org/leslie-poole


Studio Connexion Art Gallery (203 Fifth Ave, NW) presents The Winter Group Show & Sale until Feb 27. Features landscape, wildlife and abstract artwork by more than 20 artists mainly from BC and from across Canada. The gallery represents Sharon Bamber (soft pastels), Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki (acrylic landscapes), Marc Grandbois (Plein Air), Brigitte Desbois (oils), among others. For more information or to book an appointment to visit the gallery, phone 250-265-8888. Please bring your mask. Follow the daily posts on Facebook at www.facebook.com/studioconnexiongallery


Art Focus Artists Association of Port Coquitlam presents a Demo video Jan 27 by award-winning landscape artist and past-president of the Canadian Federation of Artists, Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki. This instructional demo will be online all month. To watch the video and to learn more about the art club, visit their website https://artfocusartistsassociation.com Follow the group on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pocoartfocus


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.

The Surrey Art Gallery (13450 - 104 Avenue, Surrey) offers pre-booked, self-guided exhibition tours in celebration of its 45th anniversary. For more detailed information, visit https://www.surrey.ca/news-events/events/surrey-art-gallery-exhibition-tours


Caroun Art Gallery (1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver), presents
Celebration of CAG's 11-Year Art Shows 2020, showing all January 2021

(4-8 pm, Tue-Sat) featuring works by Ahmad Aghazadeh, Ayyat Ali, 

Fatemeh Ghazali, Haleh Talaei, Leyla Mohammadi, Nafiseh Shayan Shakib, Padideh Hashemi, Parivash Hesabi Somayeh Hashemi, and Venus Arastoo Nejad. Presented all Feb 2021 (4-8 pm, Tue-Sat), Winter Group Exhibition, with works by Ahmad Aghazadeh, Ayyat Ali, Elham Afshar, Fatemeh Ghazali, Haleh Talaei, Mariam Aljumah, Nafiseh Shayan Shakib, Parivash Hesabi, Somayeh Hashemi and Zarrin Asadpour Nowrouz. All during March, 2021 (4-8 pm, Tue-Sat) is a Group Exhibition celebrating the Persian New Year, with works by members of the gallery: Ahmad Aghazadeh, Ayyat Ali, Elham Afshar, Fatemeh Ghazali, Fatemeh Javadi, Haleh Talaei, Nafiseh Shayan Shakib and Somayeh Hashemi. For more information, visit www.Caroun.net or phone 778-776-3466.

Centre A (Unit 205 - 268 Keefer Street, Vancouver) hosts the Firecracker Art Sale, continuing until Feb 2021. 50% of proceeds go directly to the artists while the other 50% will go towards innovative and youth-oriented programming at Centre A for 2021. In many parts of Asia, the act of lighting firecrackers takes on ritual powers - to mark a victory or to ward off evil spirits and demons on special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, funerals, seasonal festivals, and new year celebrations. Centre A invites artists and art lovers to join this celebration of art and diversity as everyone adapts to the extraordinary times of today. To view and/or purchase artwork, visit https://firecracker-sale.squarespace.com/

West Vancouver Community Arts Centre presents The Art of Resilience, a virtual art exhibition, Nov 17 - Jan 8, 2021. Enjoy the art show at https://westvanartscouncil.ca/artofresilience-virtual-exhibition

1. What turn of the century (1900) school of art emphasized natural forms? 

2. Name the artist who was nicknamed Jack The Dripper.

3. Who was the artist known for his blue period and his rose period?

4. Name the artist who is well known for his evocative paintings of Mont. St. Victoire located in the south of France.

ANSWERS: 1. Art Nouveau. 2. Jackson Pollock3. Pablo Picasso. 4. Cezanne.

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

~ Michaelangelo

Look at life with

the eyes of a child.

  ~ Henri



Classified Advertising Rates

PER ISSUE: $12 minimum charge for up to 25 words and .10c each word thereafter. GST is not charged.

For boxed ads please add $5.

E-mail your ad to eve@artnews-healtnews.com

To see rates for bordered display ads, visit



WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT. Time for a new website? A professional website has never been more important. We focus exclusively on competitively priced artist websites that are visually appealing and include functions for online selling, self-management, and social media. Other services include art career consultations, workshops and seminars, artist statement services and art marketing.

Visit Dazed & Confucius Consulting for rates and examples

or e-mail info@dazedandconfucius.com

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!

SURREY ART GALLERY (13750 - 88 Avenue)

Information & Registration: 604-501-5100 | www.surrey.ca/register

Winter 2021

Beginning Jan 11, Drawing in the Field, Art Take Out kit, online video lessons. Beginning Jan 19, Watercolour Painting: Expressions in Transparency, Tue, 7:15pm, 8 sessions. Beginning Jan 19, Palette Knife Painting, Tue, 7pm, 8 sessions. Beginning Jan 20, Mixed Media Collage for Beginners, Wed, 7pm, 8 sessions. Beginning Jan 21, Graphic Novels, Anime, Comics!, Thu, 7:15pm, 6 sessions. Beginning Jan 21, Drawing Into Colour, Thu, 7pm, 8 sessions.

Registration for Winter 2021 begins on December 20.

Experience excellent instruction with professional artists! Please register at least 1 week in advance.

ARTIST PUBLICATION - Earn extra (free) issues! The Artist's Journal offers an ongoing Referral Offer (to current subscribers only) . . . Buy a gift subscription for another, or refer a friend to subscribe to The Artist’s Journal and you’ll both benefit! For each new subscription received from those you've encouraged to subscribe (or when you buy a gift subscription), you’ll BOTH get one extra issue added to your subscriptions. Ask your friend to mention your name when they subscribe to The Artist's Journal or indicate on your order form that you are buying a gift.

Please say you saw it in

The Artist's Journal


The Artist's Journal is published by Effective Visual Enterprises (E.V.E.).


Editor/Publisher, Eve Lees: 604-531-8643; eve@artnews-healthnews.com; www.artnews-healthnews.com


Published quarterly (four times yearly): Jan-Feb-Mar; April-May-June; July-Aug Sept; Oct-Nov-Dec; with Late-arriving Calls e-mailed to subscribers between each issue.


News and Advertising deadlines: the 20th of the month before each issue circulates (i.e. the April-May-June issue deadline is March 20). For display advertising please reserve space one week before the deadline.


Subscription Rates: Individual artist $16/year or $28 for 2 years. Arts Organizations (groups with members) $28/year. GST is not charged. SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. However, subscriptions can be transfered to another artist or 'frozen" to be restarted at a later date.


© 1997- 2020 The Artist's Journal is protected by copyright: Reproduction of the entire publication is an infringement of copyright. Specific items are copyright protected (ads and features designed by Eve Lees).

It is recommended to request the publisher's consent before reproducing the content in whole or in part.

Sharing a subscription is also copyright infringement: Please ask your friends to subscribe.


Recently Arrived Calls

The following Calls arrived after this current issue was e-mailed to its subscribers.

Subscribers are immediately e-mailed any Calls that miss each issue's publication deadline.

In addition, those Recently Arrived Calls are posted here for easy reference.


PLEASE NOTE: Subscribers are notified only when Recent Calls have been added after each issue circulates.  Shows  & Events that arrived late (after each issue's deadline) may also be added to the current issue, but subscribers will not be notified of the new addition. 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 should preferably arrive on or before each issue's deadline to be published (see deadlines posted above).

CITY OF VICTORIA invites designers, artists, and illustrators to submit vector artwork for display in vacant storefront windows in Victoria. The artworks will be reproduced as vinyl wraps on the vacant storefront windows. Artists must live in the Capital Region, including the Gulf Islands. Submission deadline Jan 11, 2021. For more information and detailed submission guidelines, visit https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/culture/public-art/storefronts-victoria-exhibition-program.html

LADYSMITH FINE ART SHOW 2021 invites artists living and working on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Artwork accepted into the show will be on display on the show’s website, Feb 5.- 28, 2021. Cash prizes awarded, including $1000 Best In Show. Submission deadline Jan 23, 2021. For more detailed information, visit https://www.ladysmitharts.ca/fineartshow2021

CHARTING CHANGE ART CONTEST is accepting artwork from young artists aged 14 – 18, who reside in B.C. These young artists are asked to create ART that ACTivates System Change and draws attention to social and environmental injustices in our midst. Submission deadline May 1, 2021. For more details, visit https://chartingchange.accesstomedia.org/

FIRST PEOPLE'S CULTURAL COUNCIL ARTS MICRO-GRANT offers up to $1000 to enable indigenous artists and performers to take advantage of unexpected opportunities where artists would not be able to otherwise participate. Submission deadline Feb. 28, 2021. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://fpcc.ca/program/arts-micro-grant/

CLOVERDALE MARKET DAYS 2021 invites artists to participate. Located in Historic Downtown Cloverdale the market is in its 7th year. 2012 market days will be held on May 22, June 26, July 24, August 21 and September 18, and are being planned with the provincial health officer's COVID rules implemented. For more detailed information and to apply, visit  http://www.cloverdale-ae.ca/market-days.html

KICKSTART DISABILITY ARTS & CULTURE invite young emerging artists with disabilities to participate in the group exhibition, New Wave. Submission deadline March 1, 2021. Kickstart is in its 23rd year of providing opportunities for disabled artists. The exhibition New Wave allows the next generation of artists with disabilities to share their talents. This exhibition is open to artists with disabilities, 30 years of age and under (age restriction is only for this exhibition). Welcomes photography, painting, drawing, stitching, sculptures, or other art forms. This is a juried exhibition. Artists will be paid an honorarium (minimum CARFAC fee), and all participating artists must be current Kickstart Members (new members welcome to apply). The exhibition takes place online, April 2021. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://www.kickstartdisability.ca/call-for-artists/

GALLERY RING invites all artists to submit work for FLOWERS and STILL LIFE. Artists may submit as they prefer: to still life, to flower or to both categories. For flowers, they should be the main focus of the artwork, ranging from a single bloom to bouquets, gardens and fields of wildflowers. Several awards offered. Submission deadline Jan 18, 2021 (up until midnight, no matter the time zone). The exhibition will be online in late January 2021. For more detailed information and to submit work, visit https://galleryring.org/call-for-entry.html

LOOKING BACK AND MOVING FORWARD, open call presented by The Langley Arts Council, invites submissions. Submission deadline Mar 14, 2021. This exhibition is about reflection and creating a safe space for all B.C. artists to reflect and share their stories in regards to the on-going pandemic. Exhibition Dates: April 2 - May 12, 2021 at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre 'Main Hall Gallery' and 'Foyer Gallery' and the 'AIFS Online Galleries'. This is a free BC-wide Open Call inviting creators of all ages to apply (including 3D artists, video-based artists, spoken word artists, theatre artists, and dancers). 2D and 3D works will be physically shown in the gallery space (2-D works must be ready to hang), as well as shown in a virtual version of the same exhibition. Artists may have to arrange shipping/delivery upon acceptance. All work shown in the physical gallery must be for sale. Not sure if your work fits the criteria? Contact galleries@langleyarts.ca to ask. For more information and to apply, visit https://langleyarts.ca/submit/covid

CONNECTING PERSPECTIVES: A CROSS-BORDER ART INITIATIVE invites submissions from artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), who have been severely impacted by the turbulence and uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis. Canada’s diplomatic missions in the United States partner with the Toronto-based Social Distancing Festival to present a new collaborative, interdisciplinary series called Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Art Initiative, which will bring together artists who identify as BIPOC in Canada and the United States to create collaborative projects that draw inspiration from the theme “Art Today”. Welcomes work from visual artists, choreographers, poets, composer/musicians, and spoken word artists who are enthusiastic about collaborating on new work that will be presented online. Each artist will receive a fee of $1000 USD, as well as $200 USD for expenses. These artists must have a minimum of 2 years professional experience and be available to work on this project between February and the end of April 2021. Submission deadline Jan 22, 2021. For more details and to apply, visit https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/connectingperspectives

XCHANGES GALLERY (Victoria) is now accepting proposals for their 2021-22 gallery season which runs Sept 2021 to June 2022. Artists and curators from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are invited to submit proposals. 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. All exhibition proposals are reviewed by an independent jury and if selected, artists will receive an honorarium for their participation. Xchanges is committed to exhibiting the work of artists from diverse and/or marginalized communities including Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour or Racialized persons, artists with accessibility challenges, gender and sexually diverse artists. Xchanges Gallery recognizes these artists may need some additional supports to bring their work to the public. Artists are encouraged to share this information in their application so that it is taken into consideration when considering all applicants and how artists can be supported. For full details and to apply, visit https://xchangesgallery.org/opportunities-2/submissions/  Submission Deadline is Feb 28, 2021.

MEMORIES VIRTUAL EXHIBITION. Open call: all BC artists working in any medium are welcome to apply. Presented by the Langley Arts Council (LAC). This open call invites artists to reflect on their memories and the concept of memory itself through their work. Exhibition dates, March 12 to May 20, 2021. Submission deadline Feb 22, 2021. No fee for LAC members. $5 fee for non-members. Memories will be on display on the LAC"s AIFS Online Gallery. Limit 3 submissions per application and one application per artist. All artworks submitted must be available for purchase. For more details and to apply, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/submit/memories

ART CONNECTS, presented by the Langley Arts Council (LAC), invites members of the LAC to submit their work. This exhibition is about connection. When and where do you feel most connected? Does your work talk about connection, the connections you have with other people, or you have with yourself? Maybe a connection to the past, or a connection you're looking forward to in the future. Exhibition held Mar 3 - April 12, at the Timms Community Centre 'Walkway Gallery' and the 'AIFS Online Galleries'. Submission deadline Feb 15, 2021. Limit 3 submissions per application and one application per artist. Submitted work must be available for purchase. For more details and to apply, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/submit/art-connects- This is a members only call, on display at one of the LAC's Galleries as well as the AIFS Online Gallery. LAC members working in any 2D Medium are welcome to apply as long as their work can be hung in the physical gallery for the duration of the exhibition. Not a member? Become one at https://www.langleyarts.ca/become-a-member-

VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL invites members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan to submit original artwork for an upcoming show. The theme is open, which means all mediums, styles, and subjects are welcome (paint, print, photographs, glass, clay, metal, fibre arts or repurposed materials). Drop off work, Feb 3 (9:30 am - 8:30 pm) and pickup artwork March 2 (9:30 am - 8:30 pm). Exhibit dates are Feb 5 to March 1 at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (2704a Hwy 6, Vernon). For more information and the entry form, visit, https://mcusercontent.com/c99488f29891b4158141c89d5/files/4df0c1e4-18cf-435d-a30a-ad0932d9aea4/Artist_Entry_Form_2021.pdf or phone 250-542-6243. Exhibitors must be members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan. Wall pieces must be ready to hang, with proper wire attached. All work must be original. There is a 25% commission charged on sold works.

THE CITY OF SURREY is accepting expressions of interest for the Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery. The Gallery will continue as a window display program, keeping the space closed to the public. Eligibility: The gallery is open to groups of artists or non‐profit organizations. Exhibitions must showcase the work of two or more artists, and at least one of the artists must be a Surrey resident. Artwork must be appropriate for all audiences, including young children. The expression of interest deadline is Jan 29. Applications are due Feb 5. Available (tentative) dates for exhibits include Feb 18 to Mar 16, March 18 to April 13, April 15 to May 11, and May 13 to June 8. An expression of interest form must be submitted to crescentbeachpopup@surrey.ca with the following information: Brief description (280 characters) of the exhibition, including the medium, content, and theme. Images of work proposed do not have to be submitted with the expression of interest but must be included with the final application form. For more information, contact Edward at the e-mail above, or EAWesterhuis@surrey.ca You can request to have a guide to the window display e-mailed to you.

WHISTLER ARTS COUNCIL invites local artists to participate in the 4th annual Teeny Tiny Show. Work must be 3 inches by 3 inches or smaller (including the frame). Artists must be from the Sea to Sky Corridor (Bowen Island to Mount Currie). Exhibit held at the Maury Young Arts Centre, March 11 – May 1 (COVID regulations permitting). Submission deadline Feb 28, 2021. For more details and the entry form, visit https://artswhistler.wufoo.com/forms/m4qkx9q0k8ianf/

THE PENTICTON ART GALLERY and CANNERY BREWING present a public art project, SQUARE: Mural Project. Six to ten artists will be chosen to create 4’ x 4’ mini murals to be exhibited and auctioned off as fundraisers. Proposal submission deadline Jan 29, 2021. For more information and to apply, visit http://pentictonartgallery.com/square-mural-project

WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL invites all established and emerging artists to submit work for their annual open invitation exhibition SPECTRUM. The first 25 artists to submit one work of art will be featured in a four-week group exhibition, March 11 - April 3 at the Silk Purse Arts Centre in West Vancouver. This year’s theme is metamorphosis. We have been faced with many challenges and paradigm shifts and have had to reflect, grow, adapt and transform to meet and embrace our ever-changing world. Artists are invited to explore these themes and concepts through their unique point of view, subject matter, and medium. Registration opens Feb 20 and closes once 25 artists have registered. Participants must be or become members of the WVCAC (join at https://westvanartscouncil.ca/membership-levels) For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://westvanartscouncil.ca/event-4077412

GALLERY RING announces a contest devoted to Abstract works of art. Many awards available including
"Best In Show" (cash prize and free-entry voucher), Diamond Awards of Excellence, the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Awards, Crystal Awards of Merit and others. Submission deadline Feb 17, 2021 (up until midnight, no matter your time zone). Exhibition scheduled for late-February 2021. For more information and to apply, https://galleryring.org/prospectus.html

THE STEVESTON HUB ART GALLERY invites Steveston artists to create art on empty walls in community spaces. For more information send a message via Instagram to @stevestonhub or email stevestonhub@gmail.com

THE CITY OF RICHMOND and THE RICHMOND ARTS COALITION invites nominations for the 13th annual Richmond Arts Awards. Innovative artists, cultural leaders and supporters, including volunteers and sponsors, are among those to be recognized for their contributions to Richmond’s arts scene. Nomination deadline Mar 15, 2021. Nominations can be submitted online at www.richmond.ca/artsawards

LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in Creating For Change. This exhibit focuses on the current social issues many face in varying degrees (such as Racism, homophobia, sexism, poverty, climate change, etc.) and brings to light how we all may encounter and grapple with these injustices, yet experience them differently. Exhibition dates are June 18 - Aug 18 in Langley at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre 'Main Hall Gallery' and the 'AIFS Online Galleries'. Submission deadline May 31, 2021. This is an open call: All artists working in any 2D and 3D medium are welcome to apply. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/submit/creating-for-change

FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS invites all artists to participate in an open call, Spotlight 2021. Submission deadline Feb 14, 2021. Artists can sell their artwork directly to buyers, putting their artwork in the “Spotlight” during FCA’s annual Client Appreciation Exhibition and Evening. Commission is shared 50/50 between artists and the Federation. For more information and to submit work online, visit https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1241


PUZZLE LAB, a Victoria-based design studio, invites established and emerging artists to showcase their art in a unique jigsaw-puzzle format. Puzzle Lab uses computer algorithms to laser-cut (from wood) complex geometrical pieces that make their puzzles time-consuming and challenging. Artists are being asked to submit up to three images for consideration. Those selected for puzzle images will receive either ongoing royalties or a one-time licensing payment for their artwork. Puzzle Lab is looking for more modern, refined images, rather than the typical puzzle stereotype of images of a farm or a basket of kittens. Artists wanting more information or to submit images can e-mail to hello@puzzle-lab.com The deadline for submissions is March 5.

OUTSIDERS AND OTHERS (Vancouver) invites artists to participate in two upcoming exhibitions: Christ Church Cathedral Exhibition (submission deadline Feb 8, 2021) and International UFO DAY (submission deadline April 30, 2021). For more detailed information about both these exhibitions and to apply, visit https://www.outsidersandothers.com/news


HERRINGFEST ART FUNDRAISER (5th annual) presented by Hornby Arts, invites island artists to submit their work. Exhibition dates are March 4 to 6, 2021. This is a fundraiser for Conservancy Hornby Island, therefore artwork is to be in the theme of "Salmon & Herring" to raise awareness about the plight of the herring. This year, the exhibition will be an online virtual gallery. Participation in HerringFest must be confirmed in advance this year by emailing Juniper at intern@hornbyarts.com Participants will also need a current HIAC membership, which can be renewed or purchased at hornbyarts.com  When participation and membership is confirmed, the details will be emailed to the participant. Artwork must be ready by March 1, 2021 and delivered to the Hall on that day at scheduled times (COVID protocols will be followed: lineups of more than 5 people in the Hall at any one time will not be allowed). Artwork will be photographed, then picked up by the artists on March 3. Exhibition begins March 4, 2021.


2021 REGIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBIT presented by Peace Liard Regional Arts Council, invites all artists in the Peace Liard region to submit work. Submission Deadline April 26. For more detailed information see the brochure at https://www.peaceliardarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/RJAE-2021-Brochure.pdf or the registration form at https://www.peaceliardarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-RJAE-Registration-Form.pdf


2021 YOUTH ART EXHIBIT presented by the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council, invites all young Peace Liard artists (3 - 12 years of age) to submit work. Submission deadline April 27. For more details, visit https://www.peaceliardarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/RJAE-YOUTH-card-2021.pdf

LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites their members only to submit work for Into the Wild. Welcomes submissions of any animal, wild landscape. etc., as long as it fits the show’s theme. Exhibition dates April 7 to May 24, 2021 at the 'AIFS Online Galleries'. Submission deadline March 22, 2021. Artists must be members of the LAC to apply to this call. Not a member? Become one at https://www.langleyarts.ca/become-a-member-  Artists may submit up to 3 artworks for consideration and will be notified about the status of their submission after the submission deadline. All artworks must be for sale and must be suitably prepared for display with the sides finished etc. to prepare for any sales through the online gallery. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/submit/into-the-wild


ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL invites submission for Women In Art, celebrating Women’s International Month, March 2021. Welcomes all submissions from artists who identify as a woman. The Kariton Art Gallery is LGBTQAI2S+ friendly and welcomes any and all women or individuals whose gender spectrum or experience includes being a woman. Choice of medium and subject is up to the artist. Submission deadline Feb 19, 2021. The online exhibition is March 6-27. For more information and to apply, visit https://abbotsfordartscouncil.com/women-in-art-3/

Editor’s Note: The following Call is not specifically a “Painting or Drawing” Call for Entry, but it has been included to help boost the opportunities for artists during the COVID restrictions . . .

THE LANGLEY CENTENNIAL MUSEUM, in partnership with the Langley Arts Council, invites artists to submit works of art or ingenuity for a juried upcycling art and design exhibit. Upcycling involves taking a material that would otherwise be disposed of, ending up in our landfills, and turning it into something that is valuable in a new way. 75% of a piece needs to be found or recovered upcycled material, and the items created can be either two or three-dimensional. Artists and designers must be 10 years of age or over. Submission deadline March 31. Exhibition runs from Earth Day on April 22 until July 11. More information and the application form are at https://museum.tol.ca/museum/Portal/explore.aspx?lang=en-CA&p_AAAD=tab5

XCHANGES GALLERY (Victoria) welcomes submissions for their 2021–2022 Public Exhibitions Program (Sept 2021 to June 2022). Submission deadline is Feb 28, 2021; decisions regarding submissions will be made by the middle of March 2021. Artists and curators from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are invited to submit proposals. Xchanges programming encourages 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 the application form: https://xchangesgallery.org/opportunities-2/submissions/?mc_cid=693f808bf4&mc_eid=5d2c750e28

AN ARTIST A DAY, an international artist initiative, invites artists to submit their works for this special project. Artists are welcome to submit work about what they are looking forward to in 2021. Submission deadline March 5, 2021. To learn more and to submit your work visit https://www.anartistaday.org/opencall

GALLERY RING (an online gallery) announces a contest devoted to anything that is ALIVE. Invites all artists to submit work that depicts living things or beings ranging from flowers to animals to humans. Artists must be 18 years or older, can be emerging or established, and must be able to communicate in English or Spanish. Many awards are available including "Best In Show" (cash prize and free-entry voucher). Submission deadline March 19, 2021 (up until midnight, no matter your time zone). Exhibition online in late March 2021. Fees: $20 USD for 1-3 images of separate artworks. Artists can submit more than once if they would like more than 3 artworks to be considered. Entry fees are NOT refundable and do NOT guarantee entry into the exhibition. For more information and to apply, visit https://galleryring.org/prospectus.html

GALLERY RING (an online gallery) announces the return of their SOLO ART CONTEST. Artists worldwide are invited to submit a portfolio of their work for consideration (fee $30.00 US). The portfolio must present an organized and cohesive collection of 8 pieces of artwork. The pieces should demonstrate consistency and continuity from one to the next either by subject, theme, or concept and/or by an obvious signature style, method, or technique throughout. The portfolio should offer a fair representation of the artistic vision and message the artist wishes to portray. The subject matter is the choice of the artist. Awards presented to the top three artists. The winners of the awards will have a Solo Exhibition showcasing 8 works of art featured on Gallery Ring's website (only three artists will be selected). Submission deadline, April 30, 2021. For more information and to submit a portfolio, visit https://galleryring.org/prospectus---solo-show.html

CHILLIWACK AND AREA ARTISTS are invited to submit art for display inside the Chilliwack Primary Care Centre. Partners of the Chilliwack Primary Care Network, Fraser Health, and the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice welcome local artwork that encompasses the local communities, fosters healing, and enhances connection to the space. Submission deadline March 12, 2012. For a full description and list of criteria, contact Gracie Kelly, Indigenous relations Manager at gkelly@divisionsbc.ca or phone 778-539-7469.

COLUMBIA BASIN CULTURE TOUR (CBCT), is now accepting registration from artists/venues for the 13th annual tour, taking place Aug 7 & 8, 2021. The CBCT is a self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture, and heritage. Final registration deadline is April 15, 2021 ($25). Early registration is $20 if received by March 31. Participating individuals and venues must be located in the Canadian Columbia Basin, the southeast corner of British Columbia roughly bordered by the communities of Valemount, Golden, Elkford, Creston, Rossland, Arrow Lakes, and Revelstoke. Although not in the Basin, the communities of Grand Forks and Christina Lake are again invited to participate this year. To register, visit www.cbculturetour.com For information phone 1-250-505-5505 or toll-free at 1-877-505-7355. The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a project of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and is funded by Columbia Basin Trust, which supports the social, economic, and environmental well-being of the Columbia Basin.

DIVERSIA invites artists to participate in its 11th international group exhibition entitled Earth.  April 22 is World Earth Day and artists are invited to submit artworks that present their artistic expression of the Earth. Awards include a cash prize for the winner of the public choice award. Submission deadline March 25, 2021. For more information and to submit artwork, visit https://www.biafarin.com/diversia

CLOVERDALE MARKET DAYS 2021 invites artists to sell their work as vendors in this 7th annual event. Located in Historic Downtown Cloverdale. Held this year on May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug 21, and Sept 18. The Provincial Health Officer's rules will be implemented. For more information and to apply as a vendor, visit http://www.cloverdale-ae.ca/market-days.html or http://www.cloverdale-ae.ca/vendor-information.html

THE NATIONAL OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTERS’ SOCIETY (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters worldwide to participate. This international juried online competition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older working in oil and acrylic medium. Both members and non-members of NOAPS may apply to this open competition. Up to 200 artworks are accepted into the show and eligible for awards. Offering $4500 in total awards; $1000 for Best of Show. Submission deadline April 11, 2021. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.noaps.org/2021-spring-on-line-prospectus

KIMBERLEY ARTS has an opening in their October 2021 exhibition schedule at Centre 64 Gallery. Welcomes individual and group exhibits. For more detailed information and to download the Solo/Group exhibition package, visit https://kimberleyarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Solo-Group-Exhibition-Submission-Package-1.pdf  Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2021 at 5 pm.

THE ARTISAN GALLERY (Squamish) invites artists to display their work. Seeking wall hangings and three-dimensional work - anything that can be seen from a window (smaller items and jewelry are discouraged as they are difficult to see from a distance). The theme for this changeover is "In or around Squamish." The following theme for July-September will be “Magic Moments”. Deadline: The gallery changeover is April 6 from 2:00-3:30pm. Information tags supplied. Safe distancing practised. Artists who want to display their work must have membership with the Squamish Arts Council. The Artisan Gallery is located just in front of the library on Main Street, Squamish. For further information contact Mo Rainbow 778-877-4829.

JUST BAGS, presented by the Arts Council of Surrey, invites artists to participate in this juried virtual art exhibition. Entry deadline March 20, 2021. Digital entries only, of artwork that reflects the theme “just bags.” Send labelled files to info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca with Title, Artist name, Size, Medium, and Price. Entry fees (pay by phone or e-transfer) are $10 per piece, with max 3 entries per artist. Exhibition dates April 1 – 28, 2021. For more information, e-mail info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca