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Volume 24 Number 2

April-May-June 2020

BC's Calls for Entry . . .


Editor's message regarding "COVID-19"


We are certainly experiencing extreme challenges during this COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, most Art Galleries have temporarily closed and events are being postponed or cancelled. As you read this current issue, please keep in mind many of the events and Calls listed below were submitted before the COVID-19 virus was known. Although I included last-minute changes to some of the Art Shows listed in this issue, there will be many I have missed. And, at press time, many Calls for Entry remain undetermined regarding cancellations or postponing. However, I am confident when you visit the links provided for each Call or art show, there will be updates on their websites.

Stay safe by following the recommendations of our Health Authorities. And also important, please do not panic. The panic and fear are perhaps more dangerous than the actual virus, as it puts unnecessary strain on our health care providers and even on businesses trying to keep their store shelves stocked. Those who stockpile food and supplies make it much harder for others to purchase what they may need. What would normally be a quick trip to the corner store to buy eggs or toilet paper is now a half-day trek just to find a store that has them in stock! In stressful times such as now, we should be helpful and more considerate of others.


Instead of hoarding supplies, take care of yourself: This is a more sensible way to keep busy, which helps retain a sense of control during this pandemic. Focus on maintaining and boosting your good health. Keep your immune system strong by eating healthfully and being physically active. This will help lower your risk of contracting this virus. Staying calm with methods to control your emotional response is also wise. These are probably the best preventive actions you can take. And now you can spend more time perfecting these healthy habits because you are stuck at home!


For over 40 years, my main career has been in both the Newspaper Publishing Industry and the Health & Fitness Industry. Currently,

I am a Health Columnist for several publications (and a portrait artist as a hobby). I offer you my latest health column. It provides sensible diet and lifestyle information to help reduce your risk of becoming ill.


Eve Lees, Editor/Publisher of The Artist’s Journal

THE ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM (4255 Wallace St, Port Alberni) hosts their second juried show open to all Vancouver Island and Coast artists. Artists are challenged to explore: REFLECT 2020. Show dates June 26 – Sept 12, 2020. Submission deadline April 17, 2020. Artists are encouraged to respond to the theme with new ideas and work. Submit photos of work/s online for jurying before April 17, 2020, to including a few lines describing response to the theme. Eligible works – Original works only, two-dimensional, three-dimensional, or video. Photographic works not be accepted unless part of a mixed media piece. Wall-mounted works wider than 2m or higher than 2m can be accommodated by prior arrangement. Maximum 2 works per artist. Accepted work must be exhibition-ready and for sale. A commission of 30% charged on sales by the Museum. Delivery of accepted works May 9 – 12, at the Museum. Opening reception June 25, 7 pm at the Museum. Pick up at end of show September 15 to 18, 2020. Follow on Facebook: ReflectShow2020. Send an indication of interest, questions, or request application form from Attn: Robert Gunn or Chris Doman.


ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIONAL EXHIBITION (AIRS) invites all artists to participate in this open competition. Submission deadline Aug 4, 2020. The Annual International Representational Exhibition, hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver, is an international juried competition in representational artistic excellence. Cash prizes are awarded for the top three artists and each exhibiting artist is also featured in a print exhibition catalogue. Prizes include, First place $1,500; Second place, $1,000; Third place $500. Exhibition dates are Sept 14 to Oct 4, 2020, at the Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver (on Granville Island). Submission link:

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

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! For more info, visit email or call 778-590-2989 or 778-833-4136.

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 e-mail or phone 250-861-4123.

ARTCRAFT 2020 registration is now open for BC’s largest and longest-running arts & crafts show and sale. Deadline for returning artists May 1; deadline for new artists May 8. Details and forms are at Contact: Sarah Hyams, Artcraft Manager with questions. 

ARTS ON THE AVENUE (32nd annual) at Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery (444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith) invites artists to participate in this juried event. Accepting a limited number of artists. Deadline for entry, noon April 11, 2020. Entry forms and more information are at

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THE ARTS COUNCIL OF NEW WESTMINSTER invites artists to participate in Artists by the River, a one-day fine arts event, on June 13, 2020. Submission deadline April 30. The event takes place along the boardwalk at Westminster Quay. An opportunity for painters, sculptors, mixed media artists, pottery artists, and others to show and sell their work in a market-style event. To apply, visit For more information:, 604-525-3244, or visit

ARTS ALIVE (27th annual), Aug 15, is now accepting vendors for 2020. Features over 200 visual and performing artists in Langley (McBurney Plaza, Fraser Highway, between 204 and 206 Street). This free, family event includes live musical performances, artists and artisans showcasing a myriad of mediums, live demonstrations, a children's venue and special performance surprises throughout the day. For more information and to apply, visit

ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL presents an open call on the theme of Nostalgia: a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past. Artists are asked to take their viewers back in time, let the world hear the stories of their past; how they grew up. Submission deadline April 17. Exhibition dates May 2 – 30. Opening reception May 2, 6-8 pm. Apply online at

ARTS 2020 (36th Annual) presented by the Surrey Arts Council will be an online event this year, shown on the Arts Council of Surrey website June 27 to Aug 29, 2020. The entry deadline had been extended to June 5, 5 pm. For more detailed information and to apply, visit

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 or visit

THE CHILLIWACK VISUAL ARTISTS ASSOCIATION (CVAA) is a local group of artists who volunteer to curate the O’Connor Group Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. The CVAA invites innovative artists interested in displaying their original art in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery for 2021/2022. Will accept exhibition proposals from solo, duo, or artist groups. All visual art mediums are welcomed. A jury committee will adjudicate all submissions. Submission deadline July 31, 2020. Submission forms are found at  CVAA asks that the forms be mailed (or personally delivered) to: Call for Entry for 2021/2020 for the O’Connor Group Art Gallery, 9201 Coubould Street, Chilliwack BC V2P 4A6

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Subscriber profile:

                                                           am a landscape painter and writer based in Port Moody near Vancouver where I emigrated from

                                                           Serbia long ago. Although art was my first and true love, my parents steered me toward science

                                                     and I graduated with a BSc in Electrical Engineering, followed by a Hi-Tech career.

                                           I’ve always known what my true life’s mission was, so I studied and made art part-time. My creative journey

has been long, windy, and wonderful. I am especially grateful to my husband who stands by me as my biggest helper and fan.
          These days, I am a full-time, award-winning, gallery-represented painter with a passion for our west coast and mountains.
My chosen medium is acrylic which I have been mastering for more than fifteen years. I travel extensively through western Canada
and let the landscape burn its patterns into my mind and heart. I soak in the shapes, forms, and colours of our mountains, lakes, and
coastline, reinterpreting them in the paint.
          At first glance, my work celebrates the natural beauty of Western Canada. But it also brings up its pain-points and fragility.
I am using the visual language the landscape has taught me, to converse with it. Still in awe of what it says to me, a new question
arises these days: Can these places be saved? This will be a continuous project as I keep discovering locations that beg this
question and making paintings that express my deepest feelings for this good land.
          To find out more about my art and workshops check out my website

Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki

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

COAST COLLECTIVE GALLERY & ART CENTRE (Unit 103-318 Wale Rd, Colwood) invites all BC artists to participate in Memory, May 13 – 24, 2020. Submission deadline April 8, 2020. Open Call in any 2D or 3D medium. Artists are to explore the many facets of memory: the internal experience of images and emotion or the external expressions of personal or cultural memory – documents, photographs, and artifacts. Explore memories of place and home, of journeys taken, family memories and family histories, the memories that make us who we are, or cultural and folk memories. Tell a story taking visitors on a trip down memory lane. For more information and the application form, visit


COAST COLLECTIVE GALLERY & ART CENTRE (Unit 103-318 Wale Rd, Colwood) invites all BC artists to participate in Seasons, June 24 – July 5, 2020. Submission deadline May 20, 2020. Open Call in any 2D or 3D medium. Artists are invited to create art inspired by the seasons.  Artwork can explore the four seasons in nature, or can look at the seasons of our lives. For more information and the application form, visit

COMOX VALLEY AIRPORT/YQQ and COMOX VALLEY ARTS invite artists to exhibit their work in the Airport. Open to all artists in Comox/Strathcona and North. Nominal fee per submission. Visit for details.

COWICHAN VALLEY FINE ARTS SHOW, open exhibition and sale May 5 -16, welcomes artist exhibitors. This year it is now an online exhibit. Register online from April 2 - 9 or in person April 2 & 3. For more information, visit or e-mail


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 For more information about Deep Cove Winery: or follow @deepcovewinery

DOWNTOWN COURTENAY SUMMER STREET MARKETS held each Wednesday, June through September, is now accepting vendors. For more information and registration details visit

FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS invites artists to apply for the Annual International Art Exhibition (AIMAE). The 2020 theme for this year is story. Deadline Apr 6, 2020. Hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists, AIMAE is a solution for artists looking to exhibit in Vancouver, Canada from all over the world. Artists are to submit artwork no larger than 8” x 10” and mail it flat in an envelope to the gallery, where it is framed, displayed and sold on the artist’s behalf. Cash prizes and honourable mentions awarded.  Apply online at

FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS invites artists to apply for Painting on the Edge, an annual challenge for artists worldwide to push their boundaries, test their media and engage their audiences through dynamic subject matter, innovative media application and progressive stylistic approaches. Artists are encouraged to try something different in their practice or communicate deeper messages and emotions in their pieces. Deadline June 7, 2020. Cash prize awards. Apply online at

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Joseph Noel

   was born in the city of Quebec, but grew up in the farm fields of Phoenix, Arizona, in the
   late ’50s and ’60s. I’ve always had a creative nature, drawing and painting (by numbers in
the early days). Every teacher wrote the same note every year: I was always staring out
the window, a million miles away.

           I started painting in 1976 while my ship was in dry-dock in Bremerton, WA. When
we left I had no place to paint so it took a 27-year rest. I took up my passion in 2003
focusing mostly on landscapes. I love nature and the diversity of this beautiful
planet we call home.

           Many of my paintings were desert scenery and I was having trouble
getting into exhibitions. A friend suggested I start painting Canada and it did
open more doors to display my work. I have just finished my first abstracts and
may try to display them soon.

           I have not been in an exhibition for some time due to health problems;
I am hoping that changes soon. Besides painting and drawing, I am working
                                                          on a novel I hope to finish someday. My

                                                          love for the Pacific North West is evident in
                                                          my paintings but I always look for a challenge.
                                                                   I paint for my own enjoyment and relaxation.

                                                          I have sold some of my works but gave more than

                                                          sold. The jump from novel to professional is

                                                          difficult from my perspective so I will most likely

                                                          continue to paint for my own satisfaction. I have

                                                          half a dozen or so future projects to explore.


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

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: or visit

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:     

THE GALLERY @ COVE COMMONS (The Hearth - Bowen Island Arts Council), is now planning exhibitions for the year 2021. The Gallery will consider work in any medium and in any subject area. All ideas, designs and reference material must be the artist’s own work. Art, after a cultural style to which the artist has no cultural or ancestral ties, cannot be considered. We welcome proposals from Bowen Island artists and are also able to accept a limited number of off-island artists. Solo or group exhibitions may be proposed. Adjudication for the 2021 exhibitions at The Gallery: Drop off proposals June 8, 2020, 3-7 pm; Pick up proposals June 9, 2020, 4-6 pm. For more information, visit

GALLERY RING invites artists to participate in their online international juried exhibition “Landscape - Still Life.” The deadline is April 15, 2020. 2D artwork including photography/digital is eligible. All artistic styles from realistic to experimental are welcome. Several awards presented. The competition is open to all artists, emerging to established, worldwide over 18 years of age. Entry fee $20 US for 1-3 pieces. For more information, visit

HARRISON FESTIVAL SOCIETY once again hosts their annual markets, inviting artists and artisans to apply. For information and to register for The Festival Artisan Market (juried) on July 11&12 and July 17 – 19, visit The Harrison Country Craft Market is an annual indoor market held on the Labour Day weekend, Sept 5 & 6. For more information and to register for the Country Craft Market, visit

THE HEARTH (BOWEN ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL) invites local artists in the Sea to Sky corridor to enter 2D and 3D work in the Saving Sea to Sky exhibit, to be held at the Gallery @ Cove Commons on Bowen Island, July 8 – Aug 10, 2020. At this time, the Gallery invites only those members of any of the Sea to Sky Arts Council Alliance’s arts councils to participate. The show’s intention is to spotlight the region with expressions that capture the beauty and natural value of the Sea to Sky corridor, including

Atl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound. The Gallery hopes to engage artists and the public alike in a discussion about the urgency and value of preserving and protecting this region. Application deadline June 1, 2020; Art Drop Off deadline July 7, 9 am. For more information, visit


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:

HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL invites artists to participate in this yearly outdoor event, held July 31 to Aug 2, along the West Vancouver waterfront. Welcomes Art Market Vendors (deadline April 6, 2020) and Group Exhibition Applications (deadine May 15, 2020). For more detailed information and to apply, visit

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

HOT WET ART CITY and THE ARTS FACTORY welcomes BC's artists to participate in STICKY 2: A Post-It Note Art Show, that was to be held in April at The Arts Factory (281 Industrial Ave, Vancouver) has been postponed to October 3. Art submission deadline of April 17 has been changed to Sept 25, 2020. STICKY 2 features hundreds of tiny, original, pieces of art made on 3×3 inch Post-It notes. Last year, over 140 artists contributed 6–10 pieces each, with every one of the 1000+ Post-It notes priced at $20/each. The event offers art from local and international talent at a very affordable price. Art will be removed from the wall as it’s sold. For more detailed information and to apply, visit

ISLAND ORIGINALS annual outdoor art show and sale (at Comox Marian Park in Comox), held the second weekend in August is now accepting artist vendor applications at  For more information e-mail or visit

THE KENT HARRISON ARTS COUNCIL offers several Pop-Up, short-term residencies in 2020 (four days to one week long) at the Ranger Station Art Gallery. All disciplines and proposals considered. $100 honorarium. Dates available (10-4 pm daily): April 27 to May 1; July 2 to 6; Sept 28 to Oct 2. Artists interested in using the gallery as their own studio to interact with the public, are asked to e-mail a letter of interest and their website link to For more information, visit

KITTY COLEMAN WOODLAND GARDENS in Courtenay, 18th Annual Art in Bloom, May 16 – 18. For more information and to register, phone 250-338-6901 or visit

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LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites submissions for Creatures. Exhibition dates June 17- July 20 at the Timms Community Centre “Walkway Gallery” in Langley. Submission deadline May 27. Participants must be members of the Langley Arts Council to apply (new members welcome to join). All submissions must be wired and ready to hang. Only work that can be hung on a wall can currently be accommodated. The limit is three artworks per applicant (note: less than three may be accepted depending on space). Submitted work must be available for purchase. To apply, visit For more information email or phone 604-534-0781.


LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites submissions for Summer. Exhibition dates July 22 – Sept 7 at the Timms Community Centre “Walkway Gallery” in Langley. Submission deadline July 1. Participants must be members of the Langley Arts Council to apply (new members welcome to join). All submissions must be wired and ready to hang. Only work that can be hung on a wall can currently be accommodated. The limit is three artworks per applicant (note: less than three may be accepted depending on space). Work submitted must be available for purchase. To apply, visit For more information email or phone 604-534-0781.


LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites submissions for the 2021 Art in Found Spaces Exhibition Season. Submission deadline May 28, 2020. The Langley Arts Council welcomes proposals for solo, duo, or group exhibitions in one of their community Art in Found Spaces galleries throughout Langley for 2021. Accepts all artwork that can be hung on a wall. Download the submission package from https:/ complete and email the form to For more information email or phone 604-534-0781.


LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites submissions for Floral. The theme is “Floral” and the exhibition dates are May 6 – June 15. Submission deadline April 13. Participants must be members of the Langley Arts Council to apply (new members welcome to join). All submissions must be wired and ready to hang. Only work that can be hung on a wall can currently be accommodated. The limit is three artworks per applicant (note: less than three may be accepted depending on space). Work submitted must be available for purchase. The link to apply is For more information email or phone 604-534-0781.

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 e-mail 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, or

MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY (MOA) invites emerging Indigenous artists, between the ages of 15 and 25, to create a design that expresses their identity. Winning artwork will be printed on a t-shirt and sold exclusively through the MOA shop for one year. Winner also receives a $250 prize plus royalties. Submission deadline (originally April 30) has been extended to May 31, 2020. Send submissions and questions to for more detailed information and entry form visit

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:


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  To view their current calls for entry visit


NEW WEST ARTISTS (NWA) operates NWA Gallery on 12th Street, A Little Shop of Arts, showcasing watercolours, acrylics, oils, mixed media, ink, jewelry, photography, textile work, beadwork, and woodcarving. The gallery offers drawing drop-ins, life drawing groups, concerts, literary presentations, special events, workshops, and meeting space. Visit 712C Twelfth Street in New Westminster (next to Renaissance Books). Hours: Thurs to Sun, noon - 6 pm. For more information about the art group, to exhibit, or rent space in the NWA Art Gallery, contact or visit; or IG: @newwestartists

OIL & WATER, 17th Annual Juried Competition and Exhibition is open to all artists. Presented by South Delta Artists Guild. Entry deadline May 3, 2020, midnight. The exhibit runs May 28 to June 27. Many cash and merchandise prizes from local businesses and sponsors to be awarded, including $1,000 for Best in Show. Three FCA Signature jurors will choose the award winners. View prospectus and register at The South Delta Artists Guild’s Gallery 1710 is located in Tsawwassen (1710 – 56 St). The gallery features year-round monthly themed art exhibits and workshops.

OLIVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL invites participants to its annual Fall Art Show & Sale, Oct 3 & 4. The theme for this multimedia art exhibit, competition, and sale is Artist’s Choice. For more information and entry form, visit or e-mail  Entry deadline Sept 11; Artwork delivery Oct 3. Maximum 2 pieces per artist.

OPUS 9TH ANNUAL OUTDOOR PAINTING CHALLENGE, May 24. Register for this free event at

PARKSVILLE BEACH FESTIVAL, ART IN THE PARK July 9 to Aug 16 welcomes artist vendors. For more information visit

PEACE LIARD REGIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBIT is now accepting submissions for this online event. Deadline April 27, 2020. Open to artists within the Peace River and the Northern Rockies regions of British Columbia. This year will be a digital event due to COVID-19. For more detailed information, visit

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. – Pablo Picasso

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, or visit

THE ROTARY CLUB OF SUN PEAKS AND TOURISM SUN PEAKS invite artists to participate in the 3rd annual Sun Peaks Art Summit on July 18, 2020. This juried art display takes place on the cobbled main street of the picturesque Sun Peaks Village. All accepted artists will receive an opportunity to advertise their website (or Facebook page) on the Sun Peaks Resort website. Early Bird deadline May 31, 2020. Final application deadline June 20. Download the application form from For further information, contact Brenda Wilkinson, or 604 989 3144.

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 ARTS COUNCIL'S ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE (AIR) PROGRAM is now accepting submissions for its fifth year of residencies. The program is open to all professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. Submissions are juried with residencies awarded based on artistic merit, available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community and associated collaborative opportunities. For more details, visit

SALT SPRING ARTS COUNCIL (SSAC) ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (AIR) PROGRAM, now in its fifth year, is once again offering an opportunity for artists to work in the arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all 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 for the chosen visiting artists and to introduce them to Salt Spring Island and its arts community. Both National and International applicants are welcome to apply. All submissions are juried with residencies awarded based on artistic merit, available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community and associated collaborative opportunities. Applications for the AiR program can be submitted on or before April 15, 2020 for tenure between Jan 2021 and April 2021. Application information is available at  For more information:

Artist in Residence (AiR) Program, Salt Spring Arts Council, 114 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada V8K 2V5, e-mail:

SEMIAHMOO ARTS (Surrey/WhiteRock) invites submissions for Encounters - Asian Fusion. Encounters is part of the ExplorASIAN festival 2020 held during Asian Heritage Month. Semiahmoo Arts (SAS) seeks submissions from artists, whose work represents Pan-Asian culture and heritage (including, but not limited to Middle East, Southeast Asia, Eurasia). All artists and art forms are welcome for submission. This exhibit will now be online on May 11 - 31. The entry deadline has been extended to May 4, 2020. Entry Fee: $10.00 per piece, maximum 3 entries. For more information and entry forms visit  Or contact Semiahmoo Arts 604-536-8333 or email


SEYMOUR ART GALLERY (4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver) invites artists to participate in DISCOVERY 2021, annual exhibit open to all artists in British Columbia, but local drop off and pick up is required. Held Jan 16 - Feb 27, 2021. The 'Discovery' 2021 exhibition provides exposure to new and emerging artists; therefore, eligibility is limited to artists who self-identify as emerging artists. Submission deadline, Oct 1, 2020. For full guidelines, visit


SEYMOUR ART GALLERY invites 2021 Exhibition Proposals, Welcomes exhibitions and artwork that will challenge visitors and provoke conversation. It is strongly recommended that applicants visit the gallery in person and review past exhibitions on the website before applying. Submission deadline Sept 10, 2020. For full application guidelines, 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 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

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2020 SOCIAL DISTANCING EXHIBITION, an online exhibition April 10 - 30, invites all artists to participate. This open call is presented by the Federation of Canadian Artists. Artworks are to be created during “social distancing” and can be of any subject, size or style. Preference for awards will be given to artworks that best exemplify or communicate beauty, joy and/or humour to the jury panel. Submission deadline April 5, 2020, midnight. For more information and to apply, visit

The 2020 SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW begins accepting artist submissions Feb 12 from visual artists living on Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands. Artists can submit images of up to three works online for consideration to Vancouver Island’s Premier juried art show. Show runs July 24 to Aug 3, 2020 this year as an Online Virtual exhibit. $12,000 in awards for outstanding work. 380 works of art accepted. Juried show, panel of 3 art professionals. Show includes Artist Demos, Artist Talks, Gallery Gift Shop. Submissions close midnight June 1, 2020. For more information and to submit visit

SUMMERLAND ARTS CENTRE inviteS 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 family membership of $25. For more information, contact Sonja Waller 250-494-4494 or email


Art does not reproduce

what we see.

It makes us see.

~ Paul Klee

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  View the next Thursday Artist Talk at

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

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: Application form is at

I was not ready for abstraction. I clung to earth and her

dear shapes, her density, her herbage, her juice.

I wanted her volume, and I wanted to hear her throb.

                                                        ~ Emily Carr

VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE and ARTS COUNCIL OF THE NORTH OKANAGAN invite artists to a daily online art challenge, while they have temporarily closed their facility and postponed/rescheduled their classes and programs (for updates visit Each day, the Vernon Arts Council will post a new challenge, to help keep creative juices flowing and stay busy during this time of isolation. Those interested in participating can e-mail to receive the daily challenge by email.

VILLAGE MARKET DAY vendor registration is now open. This is Cumberland's annual Street Market and Victoria Day long weekend celebration, held this year on May 16, 10 am until 4 pm – outdoors. Welcomes registration from artists, artisans, producers and purveyors of plants, crafts, art, toys, trinkets, jewelry, books, clothing, tasty treats and more. Registration deadline and payment is April 20. For more details and to register online, visit

THE VINEYARD ART SERIES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Gallery 6 invites all BC artists to participate in their Vineyard Art SeriesDeadline ongoing. Gallery 6 has partnered with several Fraser Valley and Okanagan wineries to bring fine art to the vineyard. Artists in a variety of styles and mediums are invited to showcase and sell their work in a series of art exhibitions throughout BC’s Interior and the Lower Mainland. Exhibit locations are outdoors on vineyard grounds. The Vineyard Series is not intended to be an art market. It is designed as a fine art exhibition showcasing the best local modern, abstract, impressionist, first nations, expressionist, etc. works in paint or sculpted form. Interested artists are invited to e-mail their name, phone number, e-mail address, website, and photos of 7 art pieces. For more detailed information and to apply, visit

THE VINTAGE AND HANDMADE ART SOCIETY offers artists a vendor opportunity in their new location at the Vancouver Art Gallery, April 11, 2020. All vendors will be under tents for the art market held on the street level of the Art Gallery’s north plaza. Vendor rates: Option A - $160 for a regular space to accommodate one 6’ table; Option B - $225 for a corner space accommodating two 6’ tables; Option C - $375 for an entire 10x10 tent space to accommodate up to four 6’ tables. Table rentals are an additional $15 each. Spaces are filling quickly: Reserve as soon as possible for either option at Those who prefer to pay fees via e-transfer, e-mail to arrange payment (be sure to indicate in the message which option is requested). For more information contact Kristina & Justin, at Vintage and Handmade Society, or e-mail

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 Visit

WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL invites all artists to participate in an online exhibition: Distant Together Virtual Art Exhibition. Artists are offered an opportunity to show their work in a virtual exhibition on the Arts Council's website since the physical gallery is temporarily closed.  Exhibition dates are April 7 - 30. Submission deadline April 6, 4 pm. The exhibition will be promoted through social media & other online avenues. Artists are allowed one work in any medium, size or subject matter. Participants must have updated memberships to the Arts Council, or become members: Any sales are commission-free and handled by the artist by directing interested parties to their Artist Member Profile. Register online at  E-mail one high-resolution jpg, max size 1920 x 1080 pixels & 100MB to

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 Contact Ardis Nelson, the Art Box Coordinator at or 604-925-7292 to schedule a time to submit your work.

WILDLIFE HABITAT CANADA (WHC) invites Canadian artists to participate in the 2022 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp Art Competition. The eligible species for the 2022 Art Competition is the White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons). Submission deadline October 23, 2020. Since 1985, WHC has conducted an annual Art Contest to select the image that will be featured on the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp. The proceeds from the sale of the Conservation Stamp funds habitat conservation efforts across Canada. Artists interested in participating can contact Amanda Mangan at (1-800-669-7919 x265). For more information on the Art Competition, previous winners/entries, and about WHC, visit:

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:

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If I create from the heart, nearly everything

works: if from the head, almost nothing.

                                    ~ Marc Chagall


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Due to the COVID-19 virus, many of the following Shows & Events may have been postponed or cancelled. Please visit the links or contacts posted in each news item below, before visiting the show.



The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society hosts its Annual Spring 2020 Art Show May 6 - 16, 2020 at the Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford). (SHOW CANCELLED: See website for updates) The show features a wide range of new water media paintings by local artists. The show is open to the public during library hours with the Opening of the Show at 3 pm May 6. All artists in attendance at the artists' reception on May 7, 2020, 7-8 pm. Featured Artists for this Show are Wanda McDonald and Laurie Thomasson, co-winners of the Artists’ Choice Award 2019 and Nan Newman and Wendy Worrall, winners of the two People’s Choice Awards 2019. There is a free draw on May 19, 2020, for an original painting. Contact the Clearbrook Library at 604-859-7814 for library hours. The show will be open during regular library hours up to one-half hour before closing time. The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society welcomes new members to join their membership. Members of the Society meet weekly. For more information regarding the show or membership, visit   


Paints n’ Bloom Spring Show & Sale and Bonus Workshop Day, Apr 29 to May 2, 10-4 pm at Mandeville Gardens (4746 Marine Dr, Burnaby). Featuring artists Wendy Mould, AFCA and Audrey Bakewell in Support of the Alzheimer’s Society of BC. Workshop Day, April 29: 10-12 pm – Beginner Watercolour Class $40, all supplies included; 1-3 pm Creative Card Class $40, all supplies included. Register with Wendy, 604-314-2232 or  Show days Thurs to Sat, 10-4 pm daily.  


Burnaby Artists’ Guild presents an art exhibition and sale, Art in Bloom at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue in Burnaby, April 3-5. (SHOW CANCELLED: See website for updates) The show opens at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 3. The show is open Fri 7-10 pm, Sat 10-6 pm and Sun 10-5 pm. Feature Artist Roxsane Tiernan and the Guild’s many talented artists showcase original artwork in a variety of styles and mediums. Artists will be in attendance. Demonstrations offered. The show includes a raffle for an original painting and a sale of art cards and magnets. Free admission. Free parking. Info 604-291-6864 or visit the Guild website 



Chilliwack Visual Artists Association presents exhibitions at the Chilliwack O’Connor Group Art Gal­lery (Chilliwack Cultural

Centre, 9201 Corbould Street, Wed to Sat, 12-5 pm). Krista Kilvert exhibits her installation Behind Closed Doors, until May 2, 2020. For more information, visit the website at

ANSWERS: 1. Edvard Munch. Many of his works such as "The Scream" displayed his struggles with depression and alcoholism -- and possible mental illness. 2. Picasso's cubist paintings often include guitars, violins, and bottles. 

3. The painting Mona Lisa measures 21 x 30 inches. 4. Early prehistoric paintings were of animals.

1. Name the famous Norwegian artist whose works mirrored his

     inner torture. 

2. What objects commonly appear in Pablo Picasso's paintings?

3. What is the actual size of the famous painting Mona Lisa?

4. What is the subject of the earliest known paintings?


Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam) presents March 27 – April 23: Civilian Impressions: Remnants of Conflict, various mediums curated by Coquitlam Heritage Society; Lines of Thought, charcoal, pastels and acrylics by Elsa Chesnel; Rural Ukraine Today, paint and pastels by Lyn Tretiak. From May 1 – 28, Coquitlam Teacher Exhibition, featuring various mediums by School District 43 teachers; Becoming/Unbecoming, oil paintings by Marion-Lea Jamieson; Garden Buzz acrylic paintings by Deanna Fligg. From June 5-24: Student Exhibition of various mediums by Place des Arts visual arts students; Images and Ideas, various mediums by Place des Arts’ Art Enhancement students; Teacher and Staff Exhibition, various mediums by Place des Arts teachers and staff. On the first day of each exhibit, there is an opening reception from 7 - 9 pm. For more information about Place des Arts, visit


Ranger Station Art Gallery (98 Rockwell Dr, Harrison Hot Springs) presents Ross Bollerup, April 4 – 26, an exhibition of the work of this well known and local printmaker, painter and drawer. Opening reception April 5, 2 pm. Young at Art, May 3 – 31, featuring work by students from schools throughout the region. Visitors can vote in the People’s Choice Awards. Awards Ceremony May 31, 2 pm. Artists in residence Show, Skeena, June 6 - July 1, Ava P. Christl, artist in residence shows a series of paintings of the river and environs where she was raised. Opening reception, June 7, at 2 pm. Current and upcoming exhibitions and workshops have been cancelled until further notice. For more information and updates visit  e-mail or phone 778-819-8668.


Studio Connexion Art Gallery (203 Fifth Ave, NW Nakisp) presents their Summer Exhibitions Series: Artist Barbara Maye exhibits her landscape paintings and sculptures on June 2 – 20. Barbara’s paintings depicts the area where she harvested the soapstone for her sculptures.  Featured June 23 to July 11, artist Pat Palmer from Nanoose Bay shows a new series of abstract paintings created especially for the gallery. Year-round, Studio Connexion Art Gallery features other fine artworks by artists from across Canada. For more information about these and other exhibits, visit



New West Artists (NWA) presents NWA Got Art, until April 15, 2020.  Location: The Network Hub, 800 Quayside Drive, New Westminster. For more information visit

My Artist's Corner (MAC) hosts its 4th Annual Show at 100 Braid Street Studios, New Westminster, May 2, 2020. 'Things with Wings' features work from this group of artists living with mental health issues. The Show & Sale runs from noon to 5 pm, with a Reception to follow 5-7 pm. For more information about the group, visit


Art in the Orchard, July 25, 10-4 pm at 4309 Corbett Rd. on Pender Island. Enjoy visual arts, music, and afternoon tea in a Heritage orchard and farmhouse. Free admission. For more information, contact Margaret Alpen, or 250-629-6608.


The Penticton Art Gallery (199 Marina Way, Penticton) presents Happy Little Accidents, the largest Bob Ross exhibition in history, featuring 32 of his original paintings, and the first of its kind in Canada. Unfortunately, the March show has been rescheduled to July 2020. Visit the website for updates: or phone 250-493-2928. Those wanting a refund for their ticket, phone the Gallery at 250-493-2928. Those wanting to reserve a spot once it is rescheduled, let the Gallery know: They are experiencing a high volume of calls and will reply as soon as possible.


The Art Focus Artists' Association hosts a free Demo by cityscape and landscape multi-media artist Greg Kero on April 22, 7-9 pm. Art Focus Artists' Association also presents a Demo by artist printmaker Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo on May 27, 7-9 pm. These events are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend. Both are held at The Outlet, Leigh Square Arts Village, downtown Port Coquitlam. Art Focus has cancelled all activities until further notice:

Visit for updates.


The Art Focus Artists' Association celebrates its 27th Annual Spring Show and Sale, May 1 - 3 with a reception on May 1, 7-9 pm, at The Outlet, Leigh Square Arts Village, downtown Port Coquitlam. The show continues May 2 & 3, 11-5 pm. Features new and original works in oils, watercolours, acrylics, multi-media etc. Art Focus has cancelled all activities until further notice:

Visit for updates.

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The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) presents April 6 to May 3, Hannes Grosse and Iris Steigemann with an opening reception April 8. Featured May 4 – 24, Mother Daughter Mother, with Gerda and Janice Hofman, Mary Leigh and Charlotte Campbell, and Jaime and Dawne Brandel. The show’s opening reception is May 6. On May 25 - June 21, Student Artwork with VIU, Elementary/Junior High and High School Artwork. Opening May 27th. Showing from June 22 - July 19, Francine Street, Kat Cearns, and Martin Hill. Opening on June 24. For more information about these shows, and to learn about TOSH’s many art workshops and lessons, visit or phone 250-752-6133.


The West Fine Art Show, May 15-18, 2020, at Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair (6050 176 St, Surrey). Celebrating its 11th year of operations, the popular West Fine Art Show presents 15 talented western Canadian artists and their interpretations of the Western Canadian lifestyle. All artists in attendance during the show. The West Fine Art Show has many other events planned. Enjoy the music of guitarist John Gilliat all weekend. A feature display Remembering Jeff Robinson is a tribute to Jeff Robinson, son of Red and Carole Robinson, the story of Jeff's valiant struggle with Crohn's Disease and what Grace McCarthy's CH.I.L.D. Foundation is doing to help find a cure. Emerging Young Artists is a special exhibition of art by students of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School. Children's Art Center, (Sponsored by Opus Art Supplies) is offered for youngsters while parents enjoy the art show. Show hours will be the same at the Cloverdale Rodeo hours: Fri 4-9 pm; Sat 10-9 pm; Sun 10-9 pm; Mon 10-5 pm. For more information visit

Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery (Ground Floor, Beecher Place, 12160 Beecher St, Surrey) presents Group of Six, Brass Band Art Group, May 28 to June 8. The Brass Band Art Group “Group of Six” is an exhibition inspired by Canada’s iconic Group of Seven. This show includes painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. It pays tribute to the natural world, exploring the Group of Seven’s interest in simplified forms, expressive colour, and spirituality in nature. Gallery Hours: Tues-Thurs  11-5 pm; Fri-Sun 12-6 pm. The opening reception is May 30, 12-6 pm. Members of the Brass Band Art Group are Cheryl Dick, Susan Howe, Sue Klapwijk, Kathy Neudorf,  Pat Savage, and Linda Steele. For more information, visit or contact Kathy Neudorf

Artswest Spring Show & Sale, April 26, 10-4 pm at Elgin Hall (14250 Crescent Rd, Surrey). Flowers swaying in the breeze, horses galloping across the field, an eagle perched on a tree – these are only a few of the sights to catch your eye at Artswest’s Show. Surrey’s ArtsWest Art Club was formed in 1986 to promote interest in art, encourage advancement and to participate in art related activities in the community. Admission Free. Raffle for painting of choice. Refreshments offered. For more information contact or 604-314-2232.

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, e-mail 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) The art group also offers weekend art workshops to their members and non-members. For full details visit


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. Peninsula Medical Clinic Address: 109 - 15388 24 Ave, Surrey. Phone: 604-532-4131. View paintings Mon-Fri 8-6pm or Sat-Sun 9-5pm.

The Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) presents informative

Thursday Artist Talks at the Surrey Art Gallery (13750-88 Ave,

Surrey), 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


Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St., Vancouver) presents Rapture, Rhythm and the Tree Of Life – Emily Carr and Her Female Contemporaries, until June 28, 2020. Emily Carr (1871-1945) is an iconic Canadian artist recognized for her paintings of the forested landscapes of British Columbia. The exhibit features a number of Carr’s paintings in conjunction with works from the same era produced by Indigenous creators such as Amy Cooper (Th’ewá:li), Mary Little (Nuu-chah-nulth), and Placida Wallace (Líl̓wat Nation) who followed long-standing sacred traditions in creating their art. The exhibition also includes paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by Vancouver-based artists such as Irene Hoffar Reid, Vera Weatherbie, Beatrice Lennie and Unity Bainbridge who developed their own distinct styles. Other notable artists include Nan Cheney, Olea Davis, Gertrude Dick, Lilias Farley, Statira Frame, Rowena Gross, Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher, Grace Wilson Melvin, Ina Uhthoff, and Margaret Williams. Considered

together, these works present an expanded view of the diverse creative practices of women in this region during the first four decades of the twentieth century. For more information visit

West of Main Art Walk (28th Annual). Preview Exhibition Gala & Sale at the Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver May 21, 10-9 pm. Evening reception with artists 7-9 pm. Free event to learn about the artwork, enjoy light refreshments and plan the weekend tour. Open studio tours and sale Sat/Sun May 30-31 at various locations. Open daily 11-5 pm. Complete event details, map and artist info at 

ART VANCOUVER 6th Annual Vancouver International Art Fair, originally scheduled for April 16 to 19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, is now set for Sept 24 to 27. Features more than 100 artists displaying over 1,200 pieces of artwork. The art fair also includes an extensive program including the Speaker Series and panel talk, art demonstrations, guided tours and art classes. Art Vancouver was founded in 2015 by the Vancouver Visual Art Foundation. This local non-profit works to promote local Vancouver and British Columbia artists both within their community and across the world. 




Anonymous Art Show Preview Night and Buying Night, hosted by Arts Whistler, April 1-3, is postponed until further notice.

Arts Whistler asks that anyone who has purchased tickets or art buying spots for the Anonymous Art Show to hold onto your tickets. They will remain valid for the rescheduled event. If any existing ticket holders cannot make the rescheduled date, a refund will be offered at that time. Arts Whistler is working with its third-party event providers to cancel bookings where appropriate and to postpone event reservations where possible. Arts Whistler is actively contacting venue clients with bookings scheduled for the next few weeks to discuss options and next steps. For updates on all Arts Whistler events, visit

Regular cartoon feature in The Artist's Journal . . .

Relaxing at the Beach

Cartoon courtesy Rose Kapp


SURREY ART GALLERY (13750 - 88 Avenue)

Information & Registration: 604-501-5100 |

Spring 2020

Beginning Apr 14, Watercolour Painting: Expressions in Transparency, Tue, 7pm, 8 sessions. Beginning Apr 14, Acrylic Painting for Beginners, Tue, 7 pm, 8 sessions. Beginning Apr 15, Coloured Pencils for Beginners, Wed, 7pm, 8 sessions. Beginning Apr 16, The Art of Drawing, Thu, 7 pm, 8 sessions. On Apr 19, Enthusiast's Digital Camera, Sun, 1-4 pm, 1 session. Beginning Apr 22, Guided Life Drawing, Wed, 6 pm, 6 sessions.

Registration for Spring 2020 available now.

Experience excellent instruction with professional artists!

Please register at least 1 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 for more information, email or call 778-590-2989 or 778-833-4136 – they’ll be delighted to hear from you!

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

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CLOVERDALE MARKET DAYS 2020 seeks artist vendors for the following dates: May 30, June 20, July 18, Aug 15, and Sept 19. The marked is held in historic downtown Cloverdale, 176 St between 56A and 58 Ave, 10 am – 3 pm. Vendor fees apply. For more information visit or e-mail

NORTH VAN ARTS invites art submissions for their annual “You Are Here” wall calendar for 2021. Submission deadline April 19, 2020, at midnight. Images should be of locations, places or scenes recognizable in North or West Vancouver: Paintings, prints or drawings in any media that represent scenes, scenery, people, or locations on the North Shore. This calendar tells the ‘North Shore story’ so images may represent locations, buildings, sites, scenes that are no longer in existence, but have contributed to the history and culture of the ‘North Shore.’ Participating artists are not required to be North Shore residents or North Van Arts members, as long as their submitted art fits the requirements noted above. Please note, the calendar images will be landscape orientation, therefore images submitted in portrait format will need to be cropped to be included. For more detailed information and to submit:

ORCA AWARENESS MONTH invites submissions from artists (paintings, drawings, poems and articles) to post on bulletin boards and windows of boarded-up shops in Victoria. ORCA month is June, but due to COVID-19, promotions will be done differently this year (no talks and gatherings). See for information on campaigns for wild orca pods and for whale captives in aquariums. Whales need artists' help! Interested artists are asked to contact Barbara at if they can join the outreach and can have something ready by June 1.

OPUS ART SUPPLIES invites artists across Canada to share a photo of their painting palette on Instagram for a chance to win a $50 Opus Gift Card. To enter, artists must post their palette photo on Instagram with the tags @opusartsupplies and #artwithopus. They are automatically entered into the contest and their photo may be reposted. Entrants must be Canadian residents to enter this Opus Gift Card opportunity.

FERNIE BANNER PROJECT 2020 (16th annual) invites Elk Valley artist to apply. Artists must be an Elk Valley Resident; The Elk Valley is a valley in the southeastern Kootenay region of B.C. The deadline was April 20 at 2 pm, however, due to the constantly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, banner applications will be accepted past the April 20th deadline. As the situation changes, a final deadline will be set (updates will be posted on the web link below). Those with more questions can contact  For more details and to apply, visit

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 or for more information, check out the gallery at


THE VICTORIA ARTS COUNCIL is accepting submissions for the second issue of UNTIL ... magazine, a new online journal featuring visual art, poetry, performance, and more. The theme of this second issue is tender. Tender can mean vulnerability and pain but also healing and warmth. To stay tender is to protect wounds while embracing new growths and developments. All submissions should be recently created work, or relating to the theme of “tender.” Performance works can be submitted in video format. Visual art can be submitted as photo/video documentation. Include a short bio (one sentence) and an artist statement (max 50 words). Submissions will be reviewed by Victoria Arts Council staff and selected to be published in the second issue of UNTIL, to be released 29 April. A small honorarium will be provided to the selected artists. Submission deadline April 22. E-mail submissions for Issue 2 with “UNTIL 2” in the subject line. For more detailed information visit


GALLERY RING invites all artists to submit work to an art contest devoted to Colour. Powerful, vibrant, energetic and emotional colour must be the primary, central and undeniable driving force of the composition regardless of the subject matter. Monochromatic to multi-coloured works are acceptable. The deadline to submit work is May 13, 2020. The entry fee is $20 US for 1-3 pieces. 2D artwork including photography/digital is eligible. All artistic styles from realistic to experimental are welcome. Many awards are available: Best In Show (cash prize, free-entry voucher and juror's comments), Diamond Award of Excellence, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Awards, Crystal Awards of Merit and others. All winning artists receive a Digital Award Certificate. Top winners also receive a special Award Page ideal for use in their portfolios and for sharing the news on social media and websites. All winners and random Finalists will receive exposure and promotion on Gallery Ring's Instagram. The contest is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age, from emerging to established. For more information and to apply, visit

VANCOUVER OUTSIDER ART FESTIVAL at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver has extended its deadline for submissions to April 30 (it was previously March 30). The scheduled August dates for the 2020 festival are on hold at this time, while the organizers await news on the availability of the venue, and to consider how best to serve outsider artists and the public at this time. Applications will continue to be accepted and artists will be informed as plans evolve in response to this crisis. For more information, visit

GALLERY RING invites artists to submit work for an open call 'Bright Spirits.' Seeking artwork that will brighten spirits and lighten hearts: Works that are happy, funny, peaceful, beautiful, bright, charming, positive and/or spiritual are perfect. Several awards available: Best In Show, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Award Winners each receive a Free-Entry Voucher, a Digital Award Certificate and a special Award Page that can be used to announce the news on social media and websites. Each artist is permitted one entry only. There is no fee. Entry deadline May 4, 2020. For more details and to submit work, scroll down the page at this link For more questions e-mail

AMPLIFIER offers a global call for entry in response to COVID-19. This is an emergency open call for artwork around the themes of public health and safety messages that can help flatten the curve through education, and symbols to help promote mental health, well-being, and social change work during this time. Submission deadline May 8, 2020. Submit work (or vote for your favourites) at


BURNABY ARTS COUNCIL celebrates its 50th Anniversary with an exhibition that will appear in a print and digital publication. This exhibit accepts submissions for works about Burnaby, its history, or life as a 'Burnabarian' in general. Applicants must be (or become) members of the Burnaby Arts Council. Submissions accepted until May 14, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit

NORTH VAN ARTS invites local artists to submit exhibition proposals for the 2020-21 Art in the Community Program at the District of North Vancouver Municipal Hall and North Vancouver District Library (Lynn Valley Branch). Submission deadline May 31, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit

ART VANCOUVER will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, Sept 24-27, 2020. The art fair features artwork from art galleries and artists across Canada and around the World. Application deadline Sept 1, 2020. For more details, fees, and to apply, visit or email to request an Information Package.

THE WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL (WVCAC) invites artists to share their work in a virtual exhibition on the WVCAC website, May 19 - June 20. The exhibition will be promoted through social media & other online avenues. Artists are invited to share new work created while being in self-isolation. New work can reflect how artistic practice has been affected, what new themes & subject matter are being explored, how style & techniques have evolved or been refined, a forward look to community re-opening, and adventures in new mediums. Artists are allowed one work in any medium, size or subject matter created during lockdown. WVCAC artist membership must be up to date (new members welcome): Any sales are commission-free and handled by the artist (interested parties will be directed to the Artist Member Profile. Submission deadline May 15, 4 pm. For more information and to register, visit

KIMBERLEY ARTS at Centre 64 invites artists to apply for their online Art & Garden Tour, to be featured on their website July 6 - 31, 2020. Artists are welcome to submit paintings, photos and sculptures representing gardens: Flowers, herbs, garden vegetables, insects or anything that is found in a garden. Three submissions per artist. Submission deadline June 30, 2020. 

For more information visit or e-mail or phone 250-427-4919.

GALLERY RING seeks artwork of PEOPLE for an online competition. Traditional portraits to creative and experimental interpretations are welcome. Submission deadline June 19. 2D artwork including photography/digital is eligible. Many awards available. Show exhibits online in late June 2020. For more information and to apply, visit


ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in Strange Times, an open call May 1 – 25, 2020. Exhibition June 1 -22, 2020. These are strange times we are experiencing! This is an opportunity to share your experience with others through art. This open call has a very broad scope with many pandemic related themes: Differences artists have noticed from before and during the pandemic; content that has uplifted the artists during this period; Reflections on solitude; New ideas of community; solidarity and care spawned from the pandemic. All visual art supports are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, sound and video arts). Maximum of 3 pieces will be accepted per artist. No entry fees. For more detailed information, visit

ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in A Little Bit of Art, an open call May 1 – June 26, 2020. Exhibition July 1 – 22. The inspiration for this exhibit comes from the arts’ ability to cheer people up who may not be able to leave their homes during these trying times. The pieces should be able to be framed as they will be disinfected and delivered to at-risk people in our community. The goal is to inspire and encourage folks who may be feeling lonely or depressed at this time. This can be work that has been completed in the last two years. No entry fees. For more information and to apply, visit

ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in Creative & Unconventional, open call May 1 – July 26. Exhibition August 1 – 22. Artists are invited to use unconventional items in the home to create a piece of art such as an egg carton for texture or acrylic on an old hand towel. An opportunity to get creative and be unconventional. Artwork can be a 2 or 3-dimensional piece. No entry fees. For more information and to apply, visit

ARTS OFF MAIN GALLERY has an opening for a new partner, for the first time in five years. The Arts Off Main Gallery collective announces that one of their artist members, Danielle Louise, has been awarded a Gwaii Haanas Artist Residency and an apprenticeship with the Haida Master Carvers. Artists interested in joining Vancouver's longest-running art collective can find the application details at Application deadline June 12, 2020. The gallery is currently closed for safety reasons, with reopening anticipated July 1.

GLOBAL CALL welcomes artists worldwide to participate in an environmental project, in Snowdonia, North Wales. UK artists with The Earth Project are organizing this online event and invite Canadian artists to curate or submit works for the collection. Artwork will be accepted until June 11, 2020. For more information, visit  (Editors Note: Calls outside of British Columbia are not normally published in The Artist's Journal. However, due to limited Calls at this time of social distancing, exceptions will be made during this pandemic.)

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY welcomes artwork submissions to be featured on the Canadian Cancer Society website: for the event The submission website and details can be found at and the Canadian Cancer Society BC/Yukon Instagram page with the official post is at  Artists who submit work will have their website featured on

THE ARTS STATION GALLERY (Fernie, BC) welcomes submissions for their new gallery show, May 18 to June 15, 2020. Accepting 2D/Paper submissions, 16”x12". Frames provided. Call for Entry ends June 15, 2020. For more details visit

TRANSFORMATIONS VIRTUAL EXHIBITION, presented by the West Vancouver Community Arts Council (WVCAC), invites artists to share their work in this virtual exhibition on their website. Transformations welcomes work that embraces the theme of transformation - from the change in seasons to the transitions in life; from the reshaping of society to the adaptations made during the pandemic. Artwork will be shown online from July 7 to Aug 7. The exhibition will be promoted through social media & other online avenues. Any sales will be commission free & handled by the artist by directing interested parties to their Artist Member Profile. Participants must be, or become, members of the WVCAC. Submission deadline July 3. For more information and to register, visit

THE UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CLUB OF VANCOUVER AT HYCROFT invites art submissions from established and emerging artists for future exhibitions. Submission deadline July 31, 2020, 5 pm. To receive an application form, e-mail

SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL welcomes proposals each year for the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sechelt Art Centre. Invites proposals for exhibitions and artwork that will challenge visitors, provoke conversation and explore pressing current concerns. Membership in the SCAC is not required in order to make a submission to the gallery, but selected artists must become members if they are selected to exhibit. Submission deadline June 30, 2020. For more details, visit

THE VANCOUVER MURAL FESTIVAL (VMF) is accepting new artist applications for the expanded Vancouver Mural Festival 2020. Over the past five years, VMF has produced over 200 murals in Vancouver and the surrounding area and is now expanding the festival beyond the original neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant to paint murals in neighbourhoods across the city. Submission deadline July 1. For more detailed information and to apply, visit

BRITISH PACIFIC PROPERTIES once again hosts their annual Paint on the Mountain Plein Air Painting Competition in August 2020. Artists can digitally submit samples of their plein air artwork for jury consideration until July 8, 2020. For more detailed information, visit