Volume 23 Number 2
BC's Calls for Entry . . .
ABORIGINAL ART EXHIBITION and multicultural celebration Similitudes, showcasing Canadian and Latin American First Nations, welcomes artists willing to be part of the Aboriginal Art Exhibition. Presented by Latincouver, Similitude's Aboriginal Art Exhibition invites submissions for art installations, paintings, sculpture, photography, short films, dancers, multimedia, music, theater performances and carving artists. The exhibition is open to the public June 27 to July 22, at WoodWorks Atrium (in Vancouver). Submission deadline May 16 midnight. Participating artists must be of Canadian or Latin American First Nations and 18 years of age or older. Artwork must be in excellent condition and available to present in an outdoor space. Art installations must be created with a first nations background, history, meaning, explanation of the work and reason of making the artwork. Art installation in all media accepted (for example; new media, customary, print, painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, textile). Applicants must submit photos of the work to be presented with measurements, description and name. Submissions must have a full project statement and artist statement. For more detailed information and any questions, interested artists are to contact Gloria Bernal at email@example.com For more information about Latincouver visit http://www.latincouver.ca/about-us/
ALL THAT JAZZ presented by Langley Arts Council invites all artists to participate in this open call for entry. Jazz is rhythmic, colourful, often extemporary and always full of feeling. The Langley Arts Council celebrated the diversity and unique beauty of jazz music in this special art exhibit which opens at the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival on July 27, followed by a seven-week exhibit at the Aldergrove Kinsman Community Center, July 31 to Sept 17. Submission deadline June 3. There is no submission fee. To apply, visit www.langleyarts.ca/visual-arts-submissions/ Along with the art exhibit, the community-based Langley Jazz & Arts Festival features more than 25 free world-class jazz acts performing on outdoor stages, jazz pop-up performance areas, three ticketed headliner acts and a Kidz Zone with family music and art activities. For more information about the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival visit www.fortlangleyjazzfest.ca For more information about the exhibit and to submit work e-mail , visit or call 604-534-0781.
ARTS ALIVE 26th ANNUAL FESTIVAL is now accepting registrations from visual artists and crafters for the annual event
held this year on Aug 17. Registration deadline July 21. Festival takes place in Downtown Langley, at McBurney Plaza,
Fraser Highway, between 204 and 206 Streets. 10x10 spaces set aside for artists: fees apply. This one-day family event
features art, food, music, entertainment and many other activities. For more information and to register visit
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! Visit www.ArtsCan.ca for more information, email members@ArtsCan.ca or call 778-590-2989 or
ART VANCOUVER International Art Fair invites artists to participate in this annual event at the Vancouver Convention Centre, April 25 to 28. Submission deadline extended to April 5. Art Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest international contemporary art fair showcasing over 100 galleries and artists from all over the world. The event includes an opening night premiere, panel talks, artist talks, live painting demonstrations and workshops. For more detailed information and to submit visit http://www.artvancouver.net
ARTSCAPE exhibition program, with the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, invites artists of all ages and skill levels to display artwork in any of 8 venues that rotate every 3 months. Bi-annual call for submission: Summer & Winter. Artscape only open to Artsco members. Visit www.artsco.ca e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
ARTS 2019 presented by The Arts Council of Surrey, invite artists to participate in this annual event, held at The Surrey Art Gallery (13750 – 88 Ave) June 29 to Aug 31. Entry deadline May 29, 3 pm. Deliver work June 14 at 2-4 pm or 7-8:30 pm. Categories include 1) Painting; 2) Drawing, mixed media and printmaking on paper; 3) Sculptures and fibre art; 4) Photography;
5) Digital, performative and new media art. Prizes awarded as well as People’s Choice Award. For more information 504-594-2700 or email@example.com
ARTS ON THE AVENUE presented by Festivals Kelowna, invites artists to show and sell their work Aug 1 (4-10 pm on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna. Submissions are juried. Deadline and more detailed available on the website in April: http://festivalskelowna.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67&Itemid=21 or phone 250-868-3307 or e-mail Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or visit www.blackberrygiftshop.ca
BOOK ME ARTS & CULTURE DIRECTORY offered by Langley Arts Council, is a Langley listing of musicians, dancers, entertainers, artists, teachers, and other creators who offer services in the Langley community. Book Me was created to promote awareness of local creators and their talents. To celebrate the unveiling of the updated listing the website, Langley Arts Council is offering listings to Langley Residents at $10 per year. To be included, email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: 1) Business name, 2) The Arts/Culture service provided, 3) Up to 50 words describing the service and any other important info including fees, contact info, and website links, 4) 1-3 photos of the business/owner, or any advertising posters of the service, if desired.
THE CITY OF PORT COQUITLAM invites artists to submit proposals for the following two programs: Exhibitions at the Michael Wright Art Gallery and Outlet Gallery and The Artist-In-Residence Program. The Michael Wright Art Gallery(MWAG), and Outlet Gallery at Leigh Square feature a rotating program of exhibitions by local and regional artists. The Gallery welcomes proposals from artists for exhibitions in all media and
subject matter, including solo or group shows of two or more artists. The Leigh Square Artist-in-Residence program is a self-directed residency offering artists the opportunity to research, develop and produce new or ongoing bodies of work, with dedicated studio time in a creative environment. Residencies are for artists or artist collectives working in the visual, performance, literary, and musical arts. In exchange for studio space, artists facilitate public workshops and outreach programs for the local community as part of their residency. Applications and details are available at www.portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare or phone 604-927-8442. Applications and submissions are accepted year-round.
COAST COLLECTIVE GALLERY & ARTS CENTRE (#103 – 318 Wale Road, Colwood) invites children up to age 12 to participate in Earth Day Children’s Art Show – West Coast Waters: Above and Below. Submission deadline for exhibition April 3. Last day to drop off artwork April 14. Exhibition dates April 17 to 28. The region’s youngest artists are invited to submit artwork to celebrate Earth Day. Individual artists, groups and classes (school or rec centre) are encouraged to take part. This year’s theme is West Coast Waters – Above and Below: explore the fabulous ecosystems made up in West Coast waters, from the smallest stream to the Salish Sea. Artwork can explore the water cycle or the incredible variety of life that dwells above and below the surface. Visit https://www.coastcollective.ca/events/childrens-art-show-west-coast-waters-cta/ for more info.
COAST COLLECTIVE GALLERY & ARTS CENTRE (#103 – 318 Wale Road, Colwood) invites All BC artists to participate in Portraits. Submission deadline May 15. Exhibition dates June 12 - 23. Open call in any 2D or 3D medium. This show invites artists to portray people (or animals) literally, or with symbols of their identity. Find more details or submit online at https://www.coastcollective.ca/events/call-to-artists-portraits/
COAST COLLECTIVE GALLERY & ARTS CENTRE (#103 – 318 Wale Road, Colwood) invites All BC artists to participate in Oceans. Submission deadline May 29. Exhibition dates June 26 – July 14. Open call in any 2D or 3D medium. Celebrate the marine world above, below and along the ocean’s margin. Find more details or submit online at https://www.coastcollective.ca/events/call-to-artists-oceans/
COLUMBIA BASIN CULTURE TOUR, Aug 10 & 11, welcomes registration of Artists/Heritage Venues for the 11th annual self-guided tour. 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. Full-colour tour directories, signage, posters and postcards will be available free of charge to the public as a guide to each location. Display ads and media coverage widely promote the event, and will include artists web page profiles. Final registration deadline April 15. Register early and save: $50 Early Registration if received by March 31 or $60 Registration if received between April 1-15. To register visit: www.cbculturetour.com. For information phone 1-250-505-5505 or toll free 1-877-505-7355.
COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF THE ALBERNI VALLEY (Port Alberni) offers two opportunities for artists: June 14 & 15, Solstice Arts Festival – Days With The Arts welcomes interested artists to show and sell their work. The two-day event includes musicians, children’s activity tent, and food vendors, along with an exhibit by well-known Vancouver artists Derek Seddon. Two options are available for artists to be involved at this event: 1) Table rentals at the Rollin Arts Centre are $60 for the two days, or 2) Gallery or studio self-guided tours with a cost of $45. Deadline April 15. contact Melissa at the Rollin Art Centre for more details or email email@example.com
Another opportunity for artists: crafters and vendors are welcome to show and sell their work at the Cruise Ship arrivals in the harbour on May 25. Those interested in having a display during this day are to contact Melissa at the Rollin Art Centre for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COMOX VALLEY AIRPORT/YQQ and COMOX VALLEY ARTS invite artists to exhibit their work in the Airport. Calls for entry are posted on the Arts Council website each June, for the exhibit which is installed the following Nov to June. No commission (potential buyers are referred directly to artists), and a potential 400,000 visitors to the airport in that time frame. Open to all artists in Comox/Strathcona and North. Nominal fee per submission or free for members of Comox Valley Arts. Visit www.comoxvalleyarts.com for details and look under "What We Do."
CRESTON VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL welcomes all BC artists to participate in Phantom of the Gallery, juried art show and live auction, Sept 26 – 28 at Casey’s Community House (upper floor, 1136 Canyon St, in Creston). Submission deadline July 15, 2019. For more detailed information visit https://crestonvalleyartscouncil.ca/images/phantom-gallery.pdf or e-mail email@example.com
DEEP COVE WINERY on the Saanich Peninsula offers exhibiting space for artists in their 1800 sq ft Amphora room, featuring vaulted ceilings, ample natural lighting and a state of the art marble wine bar. Deep Cove Winery is fully equipped for any style of arts event. Groups or individuals interested in hosting an art show or another event can contact the event coordinator at
roud to be a coast to coast Canadian, Gail Hall is a
musician, artist, author, field naturalist and teacher. She was identified and supported as gifted from an early age.
As a life long learner and explorer, Gail continues a multi-
disciplined and multimedia practice. She has earned
graduate and post-graduate university degrees in Fine and
Performing Arts and Education.
The Arts in Education programs as well as Dr. Shinichi
Suzuki’s mystical and ennobling philosophy, have formed
the foundation of her teaching style.
Wassily Kandinsky’s ‘The Spiritual in Art’ has greatly
influenced her approach when making art and music.
Gail considers her main visual art collections to be a
form of Documentary Art. They are designed to enrich
our understanding and illuminate natural and
Green grows her loves hue.
Contact Gail at Gail.firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor's Note: Featured subscribers are chosen 'lottery style.' They are not received as submissions or suggestions.
DOWNTOWN COURTENAY SUMMER STREET MARKET vendor registration now open. Held once a week from June until Sept, 4-8 pm. Features artists, local merchants, buskers, food vendors, KidsMart sponsored by What's On Digest, and Community demo tent. For more information and to register visit https://www.comoxvalleyarts.com/what-we-do/downtown-courtenay-summer-street-markets/?mc_cid=dc97cc0b12&mc_eid=3fc34ec7f0
DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA invites artists to submit artwork to be considered for the 2020 National Art Portfolio. Deadline July 31, 2019. Accepted subjects can include all subjects and are not limited to outdoor art, including waterfowl, wildlife, dogs, horses as well as landscapes, nostalgia, still lifes, portraits, cityscapes, even abstracts. Visit www.ducks.ca/nap for guidelines and submission form or contact email@example.com with any questions.
ELEVATE THE ARTS Vendor Registration is now open for Village Market Day, Cumberland's annual Street Market, May 18 (10-4 pm) during the Victoria Day long weekend celebrations. This outdoor event welcomes online submissions from artists, artisans, producers and purveyors of plants, crafts, art, toys, trinkets, jewelry, books, clothing, food and more.
Registration and payment deadline May 1. Cumberland Market Day is coordinated on behalf of Downtown Cumberland by the Elevate Arts Festival Team. Proceeds from Vendor registration support the work of Elevate throughout the year, which includes myriad place-based, place-making and community-building events throughout the Comox Valley. Register at https://www.elevatethearts.com/cumberland-market-day-vending/
ESQUIMALT ARTS FESTIVAL presented by the Township Community Arts Council invites artists to exhibit their original artwork on the grounds of Memorial Park, in the heart of Esquimalt, on Aug 25. The Festival features art, music, and interactive art displays. For more information and to apply, visit www.townshiparts.org. The event is free to artists. Application deadline July 25.
FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (FCA) invites their FCA members only to participate in four upcoming exhibitions . . . Muse, April 30 to May 12 at the Granville Island Gallery. Every artist has their muse and artists are invited to interpret what drives them to the canvas. Subjects can vary and are open to people, places and things. Submission deadline April 3. For more information visit www.artists.ca FCA members are also invited to participate in the FCA Online Postcard Competition, May 1 to July 31. Offering cash prizes, copies of the artist’s winning postcard, and the opportunity to be one of the six official FCA postcard artists for 2019. Postcards sell and display from the Federation Gallery on Granville Island and online. Artwork submitted will be included in an online exhibition hosted on www.artists.ca Submission deadline April 24. For more information visit www.artists.ca FCA members only are invited to participate in Landscapes, held June 17 to 30 at the Granville Island Gallery. Artists are encouraged to create a unique expression of their favourite landscape. Submission deadline: May 22. For more information visit www.artists.ca FCA members only are invited to participate in O Canada! Members are asked to interpret what Canada means to them and what their personal response is to being a Canadian. This exhibition will be on display during Canada Day celebrations on Granville Island, July 1 and continued until July 14. Submission deadline June 5. For more information visit www.artists.ca
FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (FCA) also presents two open competitions . . . All artists are invited to participate in the Annual International Mail-in Art Exhibition, held May 27 to June 16 at the Granville Island Gallery. The FCA created this exhibition to significantly reduces the shipping costs for artists. The artwork can be delivered in envelopes, offering low shipping costs. $2000 offered in cash prizes. Submission deadline April 17. For more information https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/903 All artists are also welcome to participate in Painting on the Edge, July 15 to Aug 4, at the Granville Island Gallery. This annual international call is open to all artists worldwide and awards $5,000 in artist prizes. Each year this exhibition encourages artists to challenge themselves in their current practice and get out of their artistic comfort zones. Submission deadline May 29. For more information, visit www.artists.ca or contact Tarin Mead, Gallery Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-681-8534.
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: email@example.com or visit www.fortgallery.ca
FOYER GALLERY in the Squamish Public Library, 37907 2nd Avenue, welcomes submissions from artists in all disciplines for future juried monthly exhibitions. The Gallery is a contemporary space dedicated to the exhibition of excellent artwork. The gallery supports large wall works as well as smaller works suitable for display in three glass display cases. For more information, contact the curator Toby Jaxon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subscriber profile: Bette Kosmolak
didn’t start to paint until about 4 years ago, after I awoke from a dream
about blood oranges, a dream so vivid I related it to friends over the following days. Everyone I told responded with “You ought to paint that!”
Me, paint? I laughed. Now, Blood Oranges resides in a lovely home in
What I’ve discovered these past four years is that painting is a form of journaling for me. It’s a conversation with myself. I generally paint quickly, quite often with a palette knife because whatever it is that I want to capture too often seems too fleeting to use brushes.
I seldom draw or craft an image. Rather, I often slather paint on the canvas
with knife or brush, until something emerges that I either like or that ‘speaks to me’ -- satisfies me in some way that I may or may not understand. At infrequent moments (when I’m lucky, so to speak) the images offer up insights into issues I have on my mind, even some of which I hadn’t been aware.
During the beginning years, I took workshops with experienced local artists. Workshops were invaluable in learning how to mix colour, prepare and finish a canvas, or solve a problem of composition. Now, I paint in a weekly group of supportive artists. Besides displaying in the local gallery members’ shows, I participate each May in the local annual studio tour, and currently, a piece of my art was juried and is hung at the Comox Valley Airport.
Although raised on the prairies, I now live in a small village in the Comox Valley, a community overflowing with creative people of all types. It’s also a quiet place to retire to, which allows time for contemplation and play. I endeavour to do both each day.
Editor's Note: Featured subscribers are chosen 'lottery style.' They are not submitted or suggested.
THE GALLERY AT THE ARTS CENTRE, Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler, welcomes ideas and applications for group shows on an ongoing basis (group shows are preferred; however, artists may apply individually and Arts Whistler may offer the opportunity for a solo applicant to be paired with a group show). Open to all BC artists to apply. Arts Whistler is accepting proposals in every medium including painting, new media, large sculpture, fiber art, film and more from students, emerging artists, professional artists and everyone in between. The Gallery includes two secure glass display cases which are available for exhibition purposes and two plinths. These can hold small to large size items. Large-scale sculptural work and installations will also be considered. Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis and all applications will be filed for future openings in the gallery space. Artists will only be contacted if their application is accepted. For more information and an application form: https://artswhistler.wufoo.eu/forms/the-gallery-artist-application-form/
HARRISON FESTIVAL SOCIETY annual event in Harrison Hot Springs invites all artists to participate in the Artistan Market held July 13 & 14 and July 19, 20 & 21 (application deadline June 1), and the Harrison Country Craft Market held Aug 31 and Sept 1 (application deadline June 1). For more information and to apply: https://harrisonfestival.com/get-involved/#artisan
KICKSTART DISABILITY ARTS & CULTURE invites visual artists who live and reside in BC and identify as living with a disability, for the possible inclusion in Nothing Without Us, a group visual art exhibition. Artists can choose to apply for one of two exhibits: In July 2019 exhibited at The Clutch in Vancouver (application deadline April 30), or in Sept 2019 at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs (deadline June 1). Kickstart is a Vancouver-based registered charitable non-profit society, founded in 1998, with a mandate to support and promote artists that identify as living with a disability. They present professional work by artists to public audiences, raising public awareness of their contribution to the arts, and paying the artists for their work. There is no entry fee and artwork does not have to be for sale. Kickstart takes 20% commission on all sales. For application forms visit https://www.kickstartdisability.ca/call-for-artists/ Applications must be e-mailed to email@example.com (put “Nothing Without Us” in the subject line) or mailed to Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, PO Box 2749 Station Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X2. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want your materials returned. For more information contact Yuri Arajs by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by phone 604-343-9141 or visit http://kickstartdisability.ca
THE KINGSTON PRIZE. Canada-wide Open Call to Artists. The competition is for recent portraits of Canadian subjects by Canadian artists. There is no limitation on style, and contemporary and experimental portraits are welcome. Group portraits and self-portraits are eligible. Submission deadline April 26. For more detailed information visit https://kingstonprize.ca/how-to-enter/the-kingston-prize-rules/
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 email@example.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, or www.missionartscouncil.ca
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY (MOA) invites Indigenous artists 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 May 5, 2019. Send submissions and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed information and entry form visit https://moa.ubc.ca/museum-shop/annualcontest/
MYARTCLUB.COM offers artists a website showcase for three images free. Expand your internet exposure on a website already showing hundreds of artists. Build links to your existing website to augment your audience. If you haven’t yet joined the internet art scene, start here: http://www.MyArtClub.com
NEW WEST ARTISTS an art group in New Westminster, host several art shows throughout the year. You must be a member of the group to participate in these art shows, but new members are always welcome. For more information: http://newwestartists.com/welcome/ To view their current calls for entry visit http://newwestartists.com/submit/
NEW WEST ARTISTS announces the opening of their NWA Art Gallery “Our little shop of arts” at 712C Twelfth Street in New Westminster (next to Renaissance Books). Hours: Thurs to Sun, Noon - 6 pm. Artists interested in exhibiting e-mail Jacky at email@example.com and please type in the subject line: RCAA GALLERY CONTRACTS 2019 + Artist name. For meeting rentals contact firstname.lastname@example.org and type in the subject line: RCAA RENTALS 2019 + Artist name. For more information about the art group or their NWA Art Gallery: www.newwestartists.com; www.twitter.com/newwestartists; https://www.instagram.com/newwestartists/ or IG: @newwestartists
NEW WEST ARTISTS invite their members to submit work to
Flower Power (artists are welcome to become members of the art
group to be able to participate). Show dates July 25 to Sept 12.
Theme: Flowers, flowers, and more flowers. Exhibit held at The
Network Hub (800 Quayside Drive, New Westminster), July 25 to
Sept 12 (note new dates). Fee: $20, no commission taken. Drop off:
July 25, 6 – 6:30 pm to The Network Hub, 800 Quayside Drive. Label
deadline April 26. Registration/payment deadline: at the general
meeting on April 25. Register by email to
email@example.com in the subject line type
NWA FLOWERS + Artist Name.
NORTHERN QUARTER (a Victoria restaurant: http://www.northernquarter.ca/) invites artwork for their 2019-2020 visual arts exhibitions. For emerging or established artists. Individual artists and groups welcome. There is lots of wall space at The Northern Quarter (approx 80 square feet), therefore artists with smaller pieces should consider a group show. Pieces on paper must be framed. An agreement with details is provided for the show. Submit the following: Artist bio and/or statement; A minimum of 5 high-resolution images of the proposed art; Image list with details as Name, Size, Medium. Submission is to be e-mailed to:
firstname.lastname@example.org All artists who are shortlisted will be contacted.
OIL & WATER, 16th Annual Open Juried Competition and Exhibition is open to all artists. Presented by South Delta Artists Guild. Entry deadline May 5, midnight. Exhibit runs May 30 to June 22. Many cash and merchandise prizes from local businesses and sponsors to be awarded, including $1,000 for Best in Show. View prospectus and register at www.southdeltaartistsguild.com 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.
OAK BAY PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURE invite professional, mid-career and emerging artists to submit applications for 2019 exhibitions at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre (adjacent to Oak Bay High School). Applications are accepted throughout the year to exhibit paintings, photographs (two-dimensional art only), and is provided free of charge to promote local artists and arts and culture groups. Artists and groups from Oak Bay and neighbouring municipalities may apply. The Neighbourhood Learning Centre can accommodate approximately 40 works of art. Artwork must be approved as appropriate for viewers of all ages. Artwork is exhibited for approximately 8-10 weeks. Interested artists contact Karen Manders email@example.com or phone 250-370-7908.
THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE ARTS CENTRE (Qualicum Beach) offers three gallery space opportunities for their 2020 exhibition season to local artists. Deadline May 31, 2019. Exhibits are approximately three to four weeks in length. Commission is 40% to the arts centre. For more detailed information and to apply, visit http://www.theoldschoolhouse.org/CallForExhibitionEntry2020.jpg Exhibition proposals are to be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with Exhibition Season 2020 Proposal as the subject title. For more information: 250-752-6133, email@example.com or visit http://www.theoldschoolhouse.org
OLIVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in their Fall Art Show & Sale, Oct 5 (3-9 pm) and Oct 6 (12–5 pm) at the Oliver Community Centre (6359 Park Drive). Theme: Artists choice. Maximum: 2 pieces per artist. Entry deadline Sept 13. Artwork delivers Oct 5 (8 or 9 am). There are nine categories: Oils, Watercolours, Acrylics, Photography, 3 - D, Mixed/Other Media, Fibre Arts, plus 2 youth categories. Awards presented in all categories plus overall Best in Show. For entry form and guidelines visit www.oliverartscouncil.org (>”Forms”) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
OPUS OUTDOOR PAINTING CHALLENGE annual event held this year on May 26, invites all artists to participate. Details were not available at press time. Check for updates on their website https://opusartsupplies.com/opc
OUTSIDER ARTS FESTIVAL 2019 invites submissions from artists 19 years and older residing in Vancouver. Submissions accepted until April 22. The 2019 Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival, presented by the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, will be held at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Aug 9-11. Outsider artists are those who face social exclusion and other visible/invisible barriers to sharing their work. For more detailed information and to apply, visit http://www.cacv.ca/vancouver-outsider-arts-festival-2019/
PACIFIC ARTS MARKET (in Vancouver) offers space to artists, craftspeople, designers, etc to display and sell their work. Artists design their own area and have control over how their work is displayed. No commission is taken on sold art. Pacific Arts Market manages the space and sells the work, therefore, there is no need for artists to be onsite. Spaces measure between 15 - 20 sq. feet. Cost is $275 + GST for a 4 week period. Renewals can be secured two weeks before the end of the lease period and can be continued indefinitely. For more details and to apply (under "Apply for space" in the drop-down menu) visit https://www.pacificartsmarket.ca/
PEACE LIARD REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL offers a region-wide online artist database to their Northern BC regional artists. Artists or art groups, working in any discipline (theatre, visual arts, photography, videography, writing, music, pottery, etc.) can be included in this online artist database. To be included, e-mail Donna Kane, Executive Director of the PLRAC, at email@example.com with the following information: Name, a photo, a short bio (approx. 100 words), artistic discipline, any workshops or courses the artist would be willing to teach, a link to a website or Facebook page.
Art is the perfection of nature
— Sir Thomas Browne
PORT MOODY HERITAGE SOCIETY in partnership wih the Port Moody Arts Centre invite artist to participate in
a four-week exhibition of artistic upcycling imagination and creativity. 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the Port Moody Heritage Society. Artists are welcome to transform waste material and unwanted products into something useful and beautiful for this 50th Anniversary Exhibition. Accepts creative ‘Upcycling’ in sculpture, collage, assemblages, furniture and more to explore and showcase Port Moody’s social, industrial and cultural heritage. Exhibition: Aug 22 to Sept 19. Submission deadline May 1, 2019. For more information view the online submission form at https://form.jotform.com/83287356998277
PORT MOODY PUBLIC LIBRARY offers wall space to local artists. The library is a popular venue for first-time and more experienced artists to showcase their talents. Works displayed include photography, watercolour, oil, and mixed media. Artists interested in booking a display must submit an example of their work, biographical information, and provide an exhibit title. Bookings are one month in duration and limited to artists living in the Tri-Cities, Belcarra and Anmore. Info: Irene Jakse 604-469-4692, or visit www.library.portmoody.ca
RIVERFEST 2019 presented by The Arts Council of New Westminster in partnership with the Fraser River Discovery Centre is now inviting all visual artists from Metro Vancouver to submit applications for a group exhibition during Riverfest’s opening night. The exhibition takes place Sept 18 (private event) and Sept 19 (public event), in the rotunda and lobby at the Fraser River Discover Centre in New Westminster. The theme of the exhibition is the working river and its natural environment. This call is open to both established and emerging artists. The Arts Council wishes to highlight how diverse our community is, and in order to break down any exclusionary barriers and create a platform for marginalized voices, artists on the LGBTQ spectrum, non-binary artists, artists of colour, Indigenous artists and disabled artists, are strongly encouraged to submit. RiverFest is a free, week-long family-friendly event. Artwork must be suitably framed, ready for hanging, or, if three-dimensional, appropriately mounted or otherwise ready for presentation. Submission deadline 4 pm June 28. Submit your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org More detailed information is posted at www.acnw.ca/callforartists
ROLLIN ART CENTRE (3061 8th Ave, Port Alberni) invites artists to submit proposals for their 2020 exhibition season. Welcomes solo or group shows. Application form available at the Rollin Art Centre or on their website www.alberniarts.com Submission deadline April 30, 2019. The Gallery is located at the corner of 8th and Argyle St., in Port Alberni.
Hours: 11 to 4 pm. For more information phone 250-724-3412.
THE ROTARY CLUB OF SUN PEAKS and TOURISM SUN PEAKS present the second annual Sun Peaks Art Summit, July 27, 2019. Artists are invited to apply to this juried art display on the cobbled main street of Sun Peaks Village. Early Bird application deadline May 31 ($75 fee due after acceptance). Final application deadline July 1 ($100 fee due after acceptance). Download the application form from https://www.sunpeaksresort.com/events-things-to-do/events/rotary-club-art-summit or contact Brenda Wilkinson email@example.com 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 NATIONAL ART PRIZE (SSNAP) an annual initiative of the Salt Springs Arts Council, is now accepting submissions. Offering
$40,000 in awards. Submissions accepted until May 31, 2019. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of Jan 1, 2018 are invited to submit two- and three-dimensional work for consideration. Guidelines and submission details are at www.saltspringartprize.ca Approximately 50 finalists will be selected by an independent jury of four from across Canada to participate in the Finalists’ Exhibition on Salt Spring Island. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury. Finalists may be selected to win one of nine awards, five selected by jurors and three selected by public vote. The award winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Night on Oct 19, 2019.
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THE SALT SPRING ARTS COUNCIL (SSAC) AND THE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE STEERING COMMITTEE announce the fourth year of the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island. The Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the arts environment of Salt Spring Island. It is open to all professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. Starting this year, the program welcomes International applicants. 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. As well as working on their own projects, the artists will share their expertise and enthusiasm through presentations, workshops, demonstrations and exhibits, enriching the island with their work and ideas, interacting with Salt Spring artists and enjoying the unique island life style. Application deadline April 15, 2019 for tenure between Jan 2020 and Apr 2020. For further information visit https://ssartscouncil.com/artists-in-residence-call-2020/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SEMIAHMOO ARTS SOCIETY (Surrey/White Rock) invites artists to submit work to Local Abstractions; A Nonrepresentational Community Art Show. The art show is an opportunity to explore the ‘materiality’ of the painted surface as well as experience artwork that does not represent things as they are but rather how they feel. This includes artwork of any medium that is non-objective, experimental or depicts a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world. The exhibition will be on display at the Turnbull and Corridor Galleries at the South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre (14601-20 Ave, Surrey) in June. Artist reception June 6, 7 pm. Submission Deadline May 27, 2019. The first 20 artists with completed submission forms and payment will be included in the exhibition (payment can be made online by PayPal or during office hours). To submit artwork fill out the form at https://www.semiahmooarts.com/artist-call-local-abstractions-2019/ (NOTE: submission form will be removed from the website when 20 submissions have been accepted). Artists are to submit 2 artworks; 1 or both artworks will be selected to be included in the exhibition. Submission fee $12. Artists retain 80% of sales. For more detailed information visit http://www.semiahmooarts.com/artist-call-local-abstractions-2019/
SEYMOUR ART GALLERY, GALLERY SHOP accepts artist submissions on an on-going basis. The Gallery Shop Committee reviews submissions twice annually. It is recommended that interested artists visit the Gallery Shop before making a submission, as submissions are most likely accepted if the artwork is different than what is currently stocked. Accepted artists will be asked to bring finished samples for jurying. Artists begin with a three-month trial to ensure the relationship is a good fit for both the artist and the Gallery Shop. Applications from all BC artists are welcome, however applying artists should keep in mind they must be able to conveniently visit the Gallery Shop to replenish their stock. Accepted artists are required to become a member of the Seymour Art Gallery Society and artists do not need to be a member to apply. For more information and to apply: https://seymourartgallery.slideroom.com/#/login/program/44575 There is a $5 (USD) slideroom admin fee, but no jury fee.
SEYMOUR ART GALLERY (4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver) invites artists to participate in Discovery, annual Juried Exhibition for New and Emerging Artists. Deadline April 30, 2019. Full guidelines available at https://www.seymourartgallery.com/exhibitions/calls-for-artists/
SEYMOUR ART GALLERY (4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver) welcomes submissions for Exhibition Proposals for the gallery's 2020 schedule. Submission deadline Sept 20, 2019. The Gallery welcomes exhibitions and artwork that will challenge visitors and provoke conversation. Full guidelines available at https://www.seymourartgallery.com/exhibitions/exhibition-proposals/
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 email@example.com
SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY at the Jewish
Community Centre (Vancouver) invites artists to participate -- by
Instagram -- in a juried group art show held in celebration of
Festival Ha’Rikud. The artwork should be on the theme of
“Seasons” which can be loosely interpreted. Submission deadline
April 15. Exhibit opens May 8 with an opening reception on May 9.
The gallery will offer print/reproductions of the artists’ work in a
variety of sizes and prices. 100% of the proceeds from sales will
go to the Zack Gallery as a donation. The artists whose works sell
receive a tax receipt in the amount the work sold for. To submit an
entry, artists must add #SeasonsatZack to their Instagram post and
fill out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/lkSrqZe0VIR2bU3w1
SUMMERLAND ARTS CENTRE invite artists to show and sell their work in a boutique gift gallery space, featuring original creations of artisans who work in a wide variety of mediums. Artists are invited to submit original handmade items such as paintings, pottery, glass, jewelry, fibre music, music and books. All pieces should be the artists’ own, original creations. The Summerland Arts Centre is also offering a free kiosk-style or wall space to one featured artist every month, by application. To apply, submit to the arts centre office a sketch of the space required, how the space would be designed and its purpose. All art is juried by the gift gallery committee prior to acceptance in the art gallery. A 25 percent commission will be charged on all pieces sold. All members of the Summerland Arts Council are invited to participate. Non-members can join by purchasing an individual membership for $20 or a family membership of $25. For more information, contact Sonja Waller 250-494-4494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SQUAMISH ARTS COUNCIL invites its current members (and new members are welcome) to apply to show their work at the Squamish Adventure Centre. The following dates are available: April 1-6 (left wall and display case), May 6 – June 3 (right wall, left wall and display case), June 3 – July 1 (right wall, left wall and display case). To apply, send an e-mail (type “I want to show at the Adventure Centre” in the subject line) to both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW is open to all visual artists living on Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands. Held at the Seaparc Leisure Complex in Sooke, July 26 to Aug 5. Offers $12,000 in awards for outstanding work. 380 works of art accepted. Juried show with a panel of three art professionals. The show includes Artist Demos, Artist Talks, Gallery Gift Shop, and live music. This year marks the show's 33rd anniversary, celebrating over three decades of regional arts and their distinctive contribution to Canada's artistic heritage. More than 9,000 visitors from Canada, the US and abroad. Submission deadline June 3 midnight. For more detailed information and to apply visit http://sookefinearts.com/submit-artwork/
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 email@example.com View the next Thursday Artist Talk at http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/1538.aspx
SURREY ART GALLERY (13750 – 88 Ave, Surrey) welcomes proposals from artists and guest curators. Ongoing deadline. Info: 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
TD ART GALLERY PAINT-IN (32nd Annual) invites artists to participate on July 20, 10 – 6 pm. Family-friendly event held at 1040 Moss Street in Victoria. Submission deadline April 1 (food vendor submission deadline May 1). For more detailed information visit https://aggv.ca/td-art-gallery-paint/
VANCITY invites applications of expressions of interest (EOI) from artists or artist teams who live or work in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Squamish Valley, to design and integrate a site-specific art commission for the soon to be relocated North Road community branch 16. Vancity seeks artwork for a curved wall that reflect and interpret, in a celebratory way, the rich and diverse culture of the local community of the North Road branch. Content / themes must align to Vancity’s vision and values and can be social, economic, historical, environmental or a combination. Preference will be given to submissions that aim to incorporate up-cycled, recycled, sustainably sourced, salvaged, found and/or other natural media. Vancity will be hosting an information session for artists on Feb 20, 7-8pm at the current North Road community branch, 3977 North Road, Burnaby. All interested artists must register online to attend this session at www.calltoartists.ca This session provides an opportunity for interested artists and artist teams to learn about Vancity, the North Road community branch relocation, its community, and the proposed art commission for the new branch. Light refreshments will be provided. More information is available at: www.vancity.com/calltoartists. The artist award for this art call is a $9,000.00 with a $3,000.00 capped materials budget. All submissions must be completed online at www.calltoartists.ca Deadline for submissions is noon on April 5, 2019.
THE VINTAGE AND HANDMADE ART SOCIETY annual event offers vendor opportunities. Held in the Woodward’s Atrium (111 W Hastings St., in “Gastown,” Vancouver). Upcoming available dates are April 27, June 8, and Aug 3 (all are 12 to 6 pm). Each vendor is allocated one 6 ft tablespace. Table fees apply (option A is $80 and option B is $65 if the vendor provides their own table). One vendor per table. To reserve a table, e-transfer vendor fees to (make the e-transfer password “Vancouver”) or visit to use other types of payments. For more information and other concerns contact Kristina & Justin, at Vintage and Handmade Society, http://www.vhsmarkets.com/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Visit
WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL seeks submissions from artists & artisans for consignment to their gallery shop, The Art Box. The Art Box, situated in the Silk Purse Arts Centre, is in a busy location close to the West Vancouver Seawalk (1570 Argyle Avenue). Welcomes submissions for art cards: greeting cards featuring your original artwork or reproductions of your original artwork. Artwork can be any subject/media: landscapes, still life, abstract, paintings, photos, paper art, and more! Art cards must come with an appropriately sized envelope & protective plastic sleeve. The Art Box retains 25% of the sale price as commission. Artist commission cheques are distributed quarterly. Membership in the WVCAC is required to consign items (to become a member visit https://westvanartscouncil.ca/invitation). Contact Ardis Nelson, the Art Box Coordinator at email@example.com or 604-925-7292 to schedule a time to submit your work.
WILDLIFE HABITAT CANADA (WHC) invites Canadian artists to participate in the 2021 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp Art Competition. The eligible species for the 2021 Art Competition is the Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula). 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 stamp fund habitat conservation efforts across Canada. Artists who are interested in participating can contact Shams Kaddoura at firstname.lastname@example.org (1-800-669-7919 x222). Deadlines: Intent to participate is in Aug 2019 and entry submission is in Oct 2019 (precise deadlines will soon be updated on the website). For more information on the Art Competition, previous winners/entries and about WHC, visit: http://whc.org/programs/art-competition/
WIND FESTIVAL FOR THE ARTS, July 19 & 20 in downtown Squamish invites artists and artisans to present workshops and/or live art demonstrations as part of the 2019 festival. These presentations are offered free to the community with the Wind Festival for the Arts covering costs in order to offer a free, accessible event focused on local arts. Welcomes all arts disciplines. Applicants will be informed of their acceptance upon committee review. Application deadline April 1. For more information and to apply: https://squamishwindfestival.com/vendor-application
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: email@example.com or visit
YOUTH ART EXHIBIT (2nd Annual), presented by the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council (PLRAC) invites youth ages 3-12 in the Peace Liard region to participate. All mediums and forms of work accepted. All work must be ready to hang. Wire hangers are preferred. Only original artwork is eligible: No copies from magazines, mechanical reproductions, kits or commercial moulds. Limit one entry per artist. No entry fee and work will not be juried. Deadline 5 pm April 2, 2019. Work can be dropped off at Peace Gallery North in Fort St. John or shipped to the gallery at 10015 100 Ave, Fort St John, BC, V1J 1Y7. Late submissions NOT accepted. To register e-mail with the following information: Artist’s name, address and contact information, Title of piece, medium, size, and indicate if the piece is for sale and if so, what the value is. For further details, contact the PLRAC by telephone, 250-719-9225, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.peaceliardarts.org
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The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society presents their Annual Spring 2019 Art Show, May 10 - 18 at the Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford). The show features a wide range of new water media paintings by local artists. The show opens May 10, 3 pm. The artists are present at the Artists' Reception, May 12, 2-4 pm. The show is open during regular library hours (up to one-half hour before closing time). Contact the library for their hours: 604-859-7814. Featured artists are Tamara Plecas winner of both the Artists’ Choice Award 2018 and the People’s Choice Award 2018 and Wendy Worrall winner of Award of Excellence 2018. Free draw for an original painting, May 21. The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society welcomes new members. Members of the Society meet weekly. For more information about the show or membership, phone Carol Portree 604-850-9694 or visit www.fvwatermediasociety.com
Burnaby Artists’ Guild presents an art exhibition and sale, “Primavera,” at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6540 Deer Lake Avenue), April 5-7, 2019. Opening reception April 5, 7:30 pm. Show hours April 5, 7-10 pm; April 6, 10-6 pm; and April 7, 10-5 pm. Featured Artist Iryna Kharina and the Guild’s members exhibit original artwork in a variety of styles and mediums. Artists in attendance. Demonstrations offered. The show includes a raffle for an original painting and sales of art cards and magnets. Free admission. Free parking. For more information: 604-291-6864 or visit the Guild 's website www.Burnabyartistsguild.com
Deer Lake Art Gallery (6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby) presents Mrs. Williams: Homage to a Homemaker, May 11 to June 1, featuring the mixed media works of Melanie Thompson & Judith Barnett. Hosted and organized by the Burnaby Arts Council Opening reception May 11, 12 noon. The Gallery presents on April 13, a GALA & Fashion Show Fundraiser that includes a Live Art Auction featuring limited edition framed print by Susan Point, original artwork by Bill Higginson and ceramic artist Keith Rice-Jones, plus many other local and international artists, as well as Live Painting with Park's Edge winner, Jace Kim. The Fashion Show features 2019 spring/summer designs by Yifat Jovani, and live music from Cumbia Galera. Doors open 7:30 pm; event is 8 to 10 pm. Door prizes offered. Tickets $35 can be reserved at https://2019galaevent.eventbrite.ca
Chilliwack Visual Artists Association presents exhibitions at the Chilliwack O’Connor Group Art Gallery (Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould Street, Wed – Sat, 12-5 pm). Showing until Apr 13, People and Places, the landscape work of Vancouver painter Jeff Wilson shown with the figurative work of Chilliwack photographer Graham Dowden. Exhibited April 17- May 25, ART 33, art by students in Grade 10-12 from School District 33. Reception April 18, 6-8pm. Showing May 29 – June 1, The Open Door, work by artists with the Chilliwack Society for Community Living. Reception May 30, 6-8 pm. Showing June 6 – 29, Fraser Valley Regional Biennale. Planned by The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford in partnership with the Chilliwack Visual Artist Association and other regional arts organizations, the Fraser Valley Regional Biennale is a collective representation of artwork produced by artists in the Fraser Valley region over the past two years. Reception Jun 8, 1-3 pm. For more information on these exhibits phone 604-392-8000 or visit www.oconnorgroupartgallery.com
Whyte Framing & Gallery (1225 Lazo Road, Comox) presents Exploring Florals, an exhibition of original paintings by Susan Schaefer. Show opens May 4, 1 pm. Susan Schaefer has been painting with acrylics for the past 20 years. She lives in Parksville where she paints, teaches and enjoys her garden. More information at Susan-schaefer-fine-art.ca
Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam) presents May 3 – June 1, in the Atrium Gallery, Blending Tradition and Innovation, paintings by the Fraser Valley Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. In the Mezzanine Gallery, Connections, watercolour and ink by Mary Kate Woodward. June 7 – 26, in the Atrium Gallery, Student Exhibition, various mediums by Place des Arts visual arts students. In the Leonore Peyton Salon, Images and Ideas, various mediums by Place des Arts’ Art Enhancement students. In the Mezzanine Gallery, Alumni Exhibition, various mediums by Place des Arts alumni. For more information about these and other exhibits/programs visit https://placedesarts.ca/
The Port Kells Arts Club presents their Spring Painting Exhibition and Sale, April 14 (10-4 pm) at the Fort Langley Community Hall (9167 Glover Road). Features original watercolours, acrylics, oils and pastels. Free admission. Meet the artists. Refreshments available. Sponsored in part by the BC Arts Council, Arts Council of Surrey, Langley Arts Council, and the Fort Langley Community Hall Association. The Port Kells Arts Club (PKAC) welcomes new members of all levels and ability. The group encourages its members to strive to reach their potential through classes, workshops and local art exhibitions. PKAC meets from September to June at the Masonic Hall, 20701 Fraser Hwy., in Langley. Offers 3 sessions of painting classes lasting 9 to 10 weeks each, with guest instructors in oil and acrylics. For membership information contact Susan Black at 604-592-2357 or
The Langley Centennial Museum (9135 King Street, Fort Langley) presents the artwork of Legh Mulhall Kilpin (1853-1919), Teacher/Painter/Printmaker, April 13 to June 2. The exhibition is drawn from the Langley Centennial Museum's extensive collection of Kilpin's works, nearly all of which were donated by the late grand-daughter of the artist, Mrs. Elizabeth Illsey. This exhibition was originally organized years ago by art historian Roger Boulet, who was the Heritage Services Assistant at the museum (2003-2008). The exhibition explores the life and work of an artist who was trained in Britain and came to Canada in the early part of the 20th century, at a time when Canadian art was predominantly influenced by the British and French schools. Various mediums in which he worked are included in the exhibition, including oils, watercolours, etchings, and monotypes. Kilpin worked in a variety of genres, including portraits and landscapes. For more info: www.museum.tol.ca; 604-532-3536 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Kushner, renowned BC artist, private showing of her artwork by appointment only. To view and purchase Jean
Kushner's work, contact her daughter, Shirley White, 604-465-6368 or e-mail email@example.com For samples of her
The Garibaldi Art Club presents its annual Spring Juried Show at the Port Moody Arts Centre Gallery (2425 St Johns St, Port Moody). The exhibition theme is Patterns and features paintings in all mediums, for sale by its members. The show is open to the
public July 18 to Aug 15. Opening reception July 18, 6-8 pm, Artists in attendance. Refreshments offered. Gallery hours Mon-Wed-Fri 12-8, Tues-Thurs 10-8, Sat-Sun 10-4, Stat holidays closed. For more information visit www.garibaldiartclub.com
Studio Connexion Gallery (203 Fifth Ave. NW, 2 ½ blocks from Broadway St.) presents May 17 – June 8: local artists Christine BigCanoe (landscapes) and Ed Kemp (sea life). June 11 – 29: Robson artist Natasha Smith (abstract paintings). July 3 - 20: Maureen Marika from Quadra Island (abstract landscapes paintings). July 23 – Aug 11: Ursula Abresch from New Denver (abstract landscapes and photographs). Aug 14 – 31: Alain Ayoub from Montréal (abstract paintings). Sept 4 – 24: Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki from Port Moody (landscape paintings). Sept 24 – Oct 12: Charlene Duncan from Nakusp (landscapes paintings). Studio Connexion shows fine artworks all year, representing these artists: Sharon Bamber, John Boivin, Grace Croughan, Brigitte Desbois, Louise Drescher, Marc Grandbois, Denyse Marshall, Rick Rogers and Holly Woods. From mid-May to mid-October, the gallery hours are 11-4 pm and visitors can also other times. Appointments are available year around. For more information about these shows or the Gallery’s painting workshops: 250-265-3586; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.studioconnexion.com/ Follow daily posts on Facebook: www.facebook.com/studioconnexion
My Artist's Corner presents their 3rd Annual Show Birds, at 100 Braid Street Studios, New Westminster, May 4 (10 - 5 pm). Features a variety of styles and techniques. Free admission. Wheelchair accessible. My Artist's Corner is a program for artists living with mental health issues. Their vision is 'Make art. Be well.' For more information visit http://myartistscorner.ca/
New West Artists announces the opening of their NWA Art Gallery “Our little shop of arts” at 712C Twelfth Street in New Westminster (next to Renaissance Books). Hours: Thurs to Sun, Noon - 6 pm. Artists interested in exhibiting e-mail Jacky at email@example.com and please type in the subject line: RCAA GALLERY CONTRACTS 2019 + Artist name. For meeting rentals contact firstname.lastname@example.org and type in the subject line: RCAA RENTALS 2019 + Artist name. For more information about the art group or their NWA Art Gallery: www.newwestartists.com; www.twitter.com/newwestartists; https://www.instagram.com/newwestartists/ or IG: @newwestartists
ANSWERS: 1. Cassat was forced to give up painting as diabetes slowly claimed her vision. For 11 years, until her death in 1926 in France, Mary Cassatt lived in almost total blindness. 2. James Whistler painted Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 in 1871, of his mother Anna. The painting is more commonly known as Whistler's Mother. 3. Van Gogh was diagnosed with
"acute mania with generalized delirium" although historians suggest bipolar disorder, exacerbated by venereal disease and drinking absinthe. 4. Colour: Capturing the changing effects of light on the landscape, by analyzing tone and colour.
1. What illness forced artist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) to stop painting?
2. Name the artist best known for a painting of his mother.
3. After trying to cut off his ear in 1888, van Gogh was hospitalized. What was his official diagnosis?
4. What is the main visual element in Impressionist painting?
Susan Schaefer Fine Art Studio (701 Ermineskin Ave) open May 24 – 26 (10-4 pm daily) as part of the Central Island Studio Tour. More information at Susan-schaefer-fine-art.ca
Rollin Art Centre (3061 8th Ave) presents April 11 – May 3, Gale Cyr and Janice Sheehan, Branching Out. Original acrylic & watercolour paintings on canvas, paper & boards. Meet the artists April 23, 1-3 pm. For more information on the many other exhibit, programs and workshops, visit www.alberniarts.com
Art Focus Artists' Association presents their 26th Annual Spring Show, May 5 & 6 (11-5 pm) at The Outlet in Leigh Square Arts Village, in downtown Port Coquitlam. The show opens with a reception May 4, 7-9 pm, with artists in attendance. The 26th Annual Spring Show features new original artwork in oil, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. Art Focus welcomes new members to their group; both accomplished and emerging artists. Art technique demos presented by professional artists, held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, are always open to the public and free. All demos are held at The Outlet, 7 to 9 pm. For more information about the club, visit www.myartclub.com/art.focus and “like” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pocoartfocus
Arts Council of Surrey presents in the Newton Cultural Centre (13530 72 Ave) Double Exposure: Pepe Hidalgo's exhibit "String Theory Rehearsal" along with Emilie May's exhibit "Two Concepts of Realization." The exhibit runs until March 31. For more information visit www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca or phone 604-594-2700.
Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey School District, and the Surrey Art Teachers Association present the biannual Art by Surrey Secondary Students exhibition. Titled Purposeful Play, the exhibition runs until April 21 in the lobby of the Surrey Arts Centre. Admission is free. Purposeful Play features works of over fifty artists: drawings, paintings, collages, photographs, and prints. Each student tells meaningful stories about who they are in a complex world. Teacher statements share connections to curricular competencies that informed the art-making process.
The West Fine Art Show, May 17 to 20 at Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair (176 St, Surrey), presents 18 professional and acclaimed Canadian artists with their interpretations of the western Canada lifestyle. The event features guitar music performed by John Gilliat. Visitors have the opportunity to meet and speak with each artist. Admission to the show is included in the admission to the Cloverdale Rodeo. Artists at the West Fine Art Show will donate a portion of all sales to C.H.I.L.D. Foundation http://www.child.ca/about-us/ and to the Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation http://www.cloverdalerodeofoundation.com/ For more information about the West Fine Art Show visit https://www.westart.ca/events
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 email@example.com or phone 604-536-6460. Mary Mikelson’s book Mind and Matter: Life with Arnold Mikelson is available for purchase at the gallery.
South Surrey and White Rock Art Society present The Coast Capital Playhouse Exhibition and Sale of paintings. All art on display is for sale in this ongoing rotating art exhibition of paintings by members of the South Surrey and White Rock Art Society. Paintings can be viewed Tues-Sat 1-5pm at Coast Capital Playhouse (1532 Johnston Road, White Rock) http://artsociety.ca/events/ The art group also offers weekend art workshops to their members and non-members. For full details visit http://artsociety.ca/education/weekend-workshops/
South Surrey and White Rock Art Society present The Peninsula Medical Clinic Exhibition and Sale of paintings. This is an ongoing rotating art exhibition of paintings by members of the Art Society. All art on display is for sale. http://artsociety.ca/ Peninsula Medical Clinic Address: 109 - 15388 24th Avenue, Surrey. Phone: 604-532-4131. View paintings Mon-Fri 8-6pm or Sat-Sun 9-5pm.
South Surrey and White Rock Art Society present their annual Spring Show, April 19 (1-7 pm) & April 20 (9-5 pm) at the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre (14601-20 Ave, Surrey).
The Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) presents informative Thursday Artist Talks at the Surrey Art Gallery (13750-88 Ave), 7:30-9pm in the Program Room. The evening talks are followed by conversation over coffee and light snacks. For details about the next artist speaker, visit http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/1538.aspx
Artists of Kerrisdale present their juried show As We See It, April 4 - 25, in the Kerrisdale Community Centre (5851 West Boulevard at West 42nd Ave). The show includes a Biennial Art Sale April 13 & 14 (10-4 pm) featuring work by the group’s members in individual styles and a variety of media. The Artists of Kerrisdale is a group of 24 artists. For more information visit www.artistsofkerrisdale.com
Art! Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest international contemporary art fair, April 25 – 28, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Uniting Nations through Art is the 2019 theme. This 5th annual art fair showcases over 100 galleries and artists from all over the world, bringing together the global arts community of contemporary and modern art. This year’s event includes an opening night premiere party April 25 as well as panel talks, artist talks, live painting demonstrations and workshops throughout the weekend. For more information visit https://www.artvancouver.net/about
9th Annual Mid Main Art Fair presented June 9 (11- 6 pm) at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver. Mid Main Art Fair was created for greater Vancouver emerging and established artists to show and sell original art. Features work from abstraction to realism in a variety of mediums such as watercolours, acrylic, oil, photography, sculpture, and printmaking. The 17 artists featured this year are Fran Alexander, Mariko Ando, Enda Bardell, Jodie Blaney, Lorn Curry, Caroline Dahlmanns, Jeanette Jarville, James Koll, Sharka Leigh, Sonia Mocnik, Edward Peck, Phyllis Schwartz, Camille Sleeman, Elisabeth Sommerville, Kathy Traeger, Jeff Wilson and Grazyna Wolski. Free admission. For more information visit www.midmainart.com
The Roundhouse (181 Roundhouse Mews) presents Speaking from our Art, Apr 24 – 26, an annual arts fair for Vancouver School District Alternative schools. Showcases the diverse and dynamic artistic talent of students. Features visual art, music and performance. For more information visit www.roundhouse.ca
West of Main Art Walk Opening reception at the Roundhouse (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver) May 9 (10am-9pm). Open studio tours, May 11 & 12(11-5 pm). The 27th anniversary of this art event showcasing over 60 artists working and exhibiting in their studios. Includes a wide range of paintings, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, and photography. See the work these artists have produced to help Coast Mental Health provide art supplies for their free art programs in downtown Vancouver. For more information visit www.artistsinourmidst.com
Queer Arts Festival: rEvolution Jun 18 – 28 Multimedia exhibition. 50 years after Stonewall and the Canadian decriminalization of homosexuality, rEvolution gathers together urgent voices of resistance to the growing backlash: art as the evolution of the revolution. For more info: https://queerartsfestival.com/?post_type=tribe_events
Seymour Art Gallery (4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver) presents Manifest | Trace: Pierre Coupey until April 13, 2019. This solo exhibition includes a variety of media: A quartet of square monochromatic oil paintings, a glowing neon text-based installation, and twenty-six ceramic plates each carved, painted, and inscribed with a letter of the alphabet. For more information visit www.seymourartgallery.com or phone 604-924-1378.
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Coast Collective Arts Centre (#103 – 318 Wale Road, Colwood) presents In Conversation III: Poets Write, Artists Respond, April 3-14. Opening reception April 6, 1-3pm. In the spirit of National Poetry Month, poets were invited to submit poems for artists to select and interpret in a visual medium of their choice. West Coast Waters: Above and Below - an Earth Day Children's Art Show, April 17-28. Meet the artists April 20, 1-3pm. This Earth Day, the region’s youngest artists (up to age 12) explore the fabulous ecosystems made up in our West Coast waters, from the smallest stream to the Salish Sea. Canadian Whisky Painters 2019 Exhibition, May 1-12. Meet the artists May 4, 1-4pm. The Canadian Whisky Painters are a group of individual Canadian Plein Air Painters, Urban Sketchers and/or Studio Painters. The Whisky paintings are no bigger than 4″x6″ (image size), using artist quality paints on acid-free paper. These little gems are painted ‘en plein air’, at street side, in a field, or coffee shop, pub, and even in studio. No matter where these little works are painted, you can bet “There’s a good shot of Canadian Whisky in each painting!” Linda to the Power of 3, May 8-19. Meet the artists May 11, 1-3pm. Features artwork by Linda Anderson, Linda Byrne, and Linda Gordon, each working in her own unique style. Al Frescoes 2019 Spring Exhibition, May 15-26. Meet the artists May 18, 1-3pm. The Al Frescoes are the largest group of Plein Art artists operating on Vancouver Island — maybe in Western Canada. The group paints outdoors on Friday mornings, travelling to the many beautiful places of the Capital Regional District. Coming Home: Pacific Coast Watercolours by Barb DeRousie, May 22- June 2. Meet the artist May 25, 1-3. A solo exhibition of watercolours by Barb DeRousie of artwork featuring the beauty of the Pacific Coast of Canada and Mexico. Collective Voices: Student Art Show, May 29 - Jun 9. Meet the artists May 31, 7-9. This annual collaboration with Belmont Secondary School, Royal Bay Secondary School and West Shore Centre for Learning & Training, Sooke School District #62 features artwork created by the West Shore’s high school students. Portraits, June 12-23. Meet the artists Jun 14, 7-9pm. This show invites artists to portray people (or animals) literally, or with symbols of their identity. Oceans, Jun 26 - Jul 14. Meet the artists Jun 28, 7-9pm. Celebrate the marine world above, below and along the ocean’s margin. For more information about these and other exhibits, visit https://www.coastcollective.ca/
The Landmark Pop-UpTown Gallery (15140 North Bluff Rd, White Rock) presents the following exhibitions: Our Pier: A Retrospective, presented until the end of March. Seriously Quirky is presented during April and May. Arts Umbrella Expressions Festival is featured during the month of June. For more information about the Landmark Pop-UpTown Gallery visit https://www.whiterockcity.ca/368/Landmark-Pop-Up-Town-Arts-Studio
SURREY ART GALLERY (13750 - 88 Avenue) Information & Registration: 604-501-5100 / www.surrey.ca/register
Beginning Apr 7, Self-Directed Drawing Workshop, Sun, 3:15 pm, 5 sessions. Beginning Apr 16, Watercolour: Expressions in Transparency – Intermediate, Tue, 7p m, 6 sessions. Beginning Apr 16, Acrylic Painting for Absolute Beginners, Tue, 7 pm, 8 sessions. Beginning Apr 17, Guided Life Drawing, Wed, 6:30 pm, 6 sessions. Beginning Apr 18, The Art of Drawing, Thu, 7 pm, 8 sessions.
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 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE KENT HARRISON ARTS COUNCIL invites applications for the year-long residency (Sept 1 - Aug 27, 2020) at the Ranger Station Art Gallery (98 Rockwell Drive, Harrison Hot Springs). Submission deadline June 1, 2019. E-mail Submission to email@example.com For more detailed information, visit http://www.kentharrisonartscouncil.com/artist-in-residence.html
THE GALLERY@COVE COMMONS (Bowen Island) 2020 Annual Call For Entry, Adjudication for the 2020 exhibitions at The Gallery. Drop off proposals May 27, 2019, 3-7 pm. Pick up proposals May 29, 2019, 4-6 pm. For more detailed application information visit http://thehearth.ca/gallery_artist_calls.php For questions regarding the 2020 Call For Artists, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ALEXANDRA NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE (White Rock/Surrey) welcomes artist submissions for Our Common Future: Finding Hope in the Midst of Crisis. Submission deadline Apr. 30, 2019. Our Common Future is the title of the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, published in 1987. It brought the issue of human-induced climate change to public consciousness. The May 25 exhibition will explore, through art and creativity, responses to these various threats to life on Earth, seeking to inspire local advocacy and activism to build a more aware and sustainable community – both individually, and collectively. Welcomes submissions in three categories: Visual Arts (including painting, drawing, sculpture, and allied arts); Literary Arts (spoken prose and poetry); and Performing Arts (dance, music, singing, performance art). Each category invites submissions from two age groups: youth (18 and under) and adult (19 and over). Applicants must be residents of South Surrey (south of Hwy 10), White Rock, or Cloverdale. In total, twelve adult and eight youth applications will be approved. For more detailed information and submission requirements visit https://www.alexhouse.net/sites/default/files/assets/docs/AFAC%20-%20artist%20call%20final.pdf or the website at http://www.alexhouse.net/events/community-event/artists-change-exhibition
NORTH VAN ARTS celebrates its 50th anniversary and invites artists to participate in its Anniversary Exhibition at CityScape Community ArtSpace, July 26 to Sept 7, 2019. Submission deadline April 27, 5pm. Welcomes submissions from artists working in all mediums who are inspired by the history of North Vancouver. Works can be impressions of artistic practices, artists, landmark moments, events, environmental transitions, people, and places that have affected the community within these five decades. All applications submitted online only at https://northvanarts.ca/events-exhibitions/call-for-artists-50th-anniversary-exhibition/
THE ART OF HEALING presented by the Okanagan School of the Arts and Penticton Regional Hospital, invite all artists to submit original artwork for this juried exhibition. The Art of Healing will be on display at the Penticton Regional Hospital, at the opening of the hospital’s new tower on April 29. Works are to be submitted on April 23 for consideration, to the Okanagan School of the Arts at the Shatford Centre (760 Main St., Penticton). Drop off artwork between 8.30 and 10 am. All submitted works must be
an original design and one of a kind, must be ready to hang, must be identified on the back with artist’s name, title, medium and price (if applicable), and must be no smaller than 36″ x 36″ and no larger than 48″ x 48.″ Contact the OSA office with any questions at 250-770-7668. For more information visit https://www.shatfordcentre.com/2019/03/29/call-to-artists-for-the-art-of-healing/?mc_cid=e5fc07519f&mc_eid=446b9846d5
THE VINEYARD ART SERIES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Gallery 6 presents their 1st Annual Vineyard Art Series and invites all BC artists to participate. Deadline 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 https://gallery6.ca/call-to-artists/
THE ARTS COUNCIL OF THE NORTH OKANAGAN hosts a fundraising event “Summer Solstice of the Arts” at Paddlewheel Park (Vernon) June 21. The gala’s dinner and wine evening will celebrate Excellence in the Arts, showcasing a ‘wearable art’ fashion show, live painting event, visual art exhibit, and musical performances from talented local artists. Monies raised from this first annual event will begin building The Arts Council’s Legacy Fund. In conjunction with this evening event, the Vernon Community Arts Centre presents an exhibit of wearable art, June 14 to 25 in the VCAC Centre Gallery in Polson Park. Artists wishing to submit wearable art or other visual artworks for the June 21 runway show, or exhibition section of the evening, send 3 quality images of artwork to email@example.com. Images must arrive by 4 pm on May 10, 2019. Submissions are juried and selected artists will receive confirmation and an information package within a week of submission. Those submitting wearable art for the 12-day open exhibit at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, can drop off pieces to Reception on June 12 between 9 am and 9 pm. For more information, contact Gale Woodhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org
OKANAGAN EN PLEIN AIR RAIL TRAIL FESTIVAL hosted by The Arts Council of the North Okanagan and the North Okanagan Cycling Society, extends an “open” call to artists, musicians and performers to participate in the festival. The en Plein Air Painting takes place during the May 4 Bike Fest with artists, cyclists and hikers sharing their enjoyment of the Rail Trail. Artists are invited to the Rail Trail to paint the magnificent scenery on May 4. This one-day event culminates in a show and sale of works at the Vernon Community Art Centre May 31 to June 11. Winner of the People’s Choice Award receives a gift certificate from Opus Art Supplies in Kelowna. For more information and a registration package e-mail Gale Woodhouse at email@example.com.
THE CITY OF RICHMOND PUBLIC ART PROGRAM seeks proposals from three Richmond-based visual artists who are interested in creating original artwork for the 2019 No.3 Road Art Columns Exhibitions. The exhibition runs Aug 1, 2019, to Feb 2020. Each artist receives an artist fee of $1,500 CAD for four (4) print-ready digital artwork files. Production and installation costs will be the responsibility of the City of Richmond. Artists with practices in mixed-media, painting, illustration, photography, printmaking, drawing and other mediums suitable for digital reproduction are encouraged to apply. Budget: $1,500 CAD. Eligibility: Artists residing in Richmond, BC. Deadline April 29, 2019, 5 pm. For more information and how to apply for this opportunity download Art Columns, Exhibition 13, Part II Artist Call or visit https://www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities.htm
CURIOSITY COLLIDER ART-SCIENCE FOUNDATION hosts their inaugural Sci-Art Exhibition, the Collisions Festival, this fall in Vancouver. Artists are welcome to submit artwork to the exhibition. This year’s theme is Invasive Systems. Invasive Systems is a three-day interactive festival exploring the influences of ecology, technology, infrastructure, and more on our inner and outer lives. The festival will delve into how we can understand our observations from both scientific and artistic perspectives—are these influences desirable, inevitable, or preventable? Artists are welcome to interpret and express the “Invasive” theme in whichever way inspires them: To examine the effects on our ecosystems, our societies, and our bodies. Artwork can reflect or express a connection to any scientific discipline of personal choice. This can range from physics to ecology to social sciences, but a clear connection with scientific process or data is imperative. Artwork that goes beyond being inspired by science and includes an expression of data or a ‘deep dive’ into scientific concepts will be favoured. There are opportunities for artists to submit individual artwork (existing or new), or propose collaborative artwork with a scientist that is facilitated by Curiosity Collider. Submission deadline May 15, 2019. To learn more about the project, eligibility and submission requirements visit http://bit.ly/InvasiveSystemsSubmission Submissions will be accepted through the website. For questions about this call, contact Theresa Liao at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website:
THE CITY OF WHITE ROCK invites artists to submit a proposal for a site-specific public art mural at 14949 Marine Drive in White Rock. Submission deadline has been extended to May 30, 2019. For more detailed information: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1cd4ebe6edd96544c2f536658/files/ec2a4116-1c56-4e1c-8a94-ecb117363ea2/WR_BIA_Mural_RFP.pdf or contact Alex Nixon, Executive Director, White Rock BIA (Business Improvement Association), 604-536-4958 or email@example.com
VAN ISLE COMIC CON invites artists to bring to life their Superhero ViGuy, at a Pop Culture Convention held in Sidney BC, June 9, 2019. Artists can enter to win one of two cash prizes along with digital and print promotion of the winning pieces. Van Isle Cons superhero ViGuy must be represented in the piece and must be recognizable. This does not mean ViGuy is to be the only object in the image. Entry deadline April 28, 2019. This contest is open to all of Canada and the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington and Idaho—and Montana and Wyoming.) For more detailed information visit https://www.vanislecomiccon.com/art-contest
YOUTH ARTS COUNCIL OF SURREY (YACOS) invites artists and performers who are aged 3 to 21 to showcase their work in its YACOS Canvas Coffee House pop-up gallery, May 4 (1-4 pm) a the Newton Cultural Centre in Surrey. For more information and to send a sample of your work contact firstname.lastname@example.org The Canvas Coffee House is a pop-up gallery/open mic night offering young artists the opportunity to showcase their work. Concession available.
YOUNG AT ART ART SHOW, presented by Kent Harrison Arts Council, is open to all children and youth in Harrison Hot Springs, District of Kent, Agassiz, Seabird Island and Sts'ailes communities. Submission deadline May 3, 2019. For more information visit http://www.kentharrisonartscouncil.com/young-at-art-artshow.html
HORNBY ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in their next Gallery in the Woods group exhibitions, May 21 to June 2 and August 16 to 23. Drop off works May 20, 9-11 am; and on Aug 16, 9-11am. Work must be ready to hang, with price, title, etc. O% commission. For more information and downloadable submission forms visit https://hornbyislandartscouncil.wordpress.com/gallery-in-the-woods/ or e-mail email@example.com
THE DISTRICT OF SECHELT invites artists, designers and/or photographers living on the Sunshine Coast to create original designs to be reproduced and applied on two BC Hydro utility boxes in Sechelt. Application deadline May 24, 2019. For detailed information visit http://www.sechelt.ca/City-Hall/Current-News/Article/2648/Call-for-Artists-Designers-and-Photographers
ALPHA EDUCATION Invites artists to enter the H.A.P. Art Contest (History + Art = Peace) to foster a deeper understanding of history, human rights issues and social justice values. Artists are welcome to explore the history of WWII in Asia through the arts. Use visual arts to express the 2019 theme of "Catalyzing Hope" in the context of the Asia-Pacific War. To catalyze means “to cause or accelerate an action or process.” What does this mean in relation to the legacy of the Asia-Pacific War? When contextualizing the theme of “hope” you may want to ask yourself the following questions: What does hope mean to you? What does it mean to people displaced by war? How and why have stories of victimization turned into stories of activism and advocacy? What actions or processes have our global community and/or current generation taken towards peace and reconciliation? Take this opportunity to make a difference with your art. Submission deadline June 15, 2019. For more detailed information and application forms visit https://www.alphaeducation.org/hap-art-contest
BICYCLE RACK DESIGN CONTEST offered by the District of West Vancouver is looking for artists who have original, fun & functional design ideas for new bicycle racks to be installed in West Vancouver. Open to all artists living in BC. Submit your creative ideas for a chance to win $1,000. Submission deadline May 15, 2 pm. For more detailed information, visit https://westvancouver.ca/arts-culture/public-art
THE FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS invites all artists (of all ages) to participate in a fun and free “Collective Paint-by-Numbers” this Canada Day (July 1st). This is a collective community project completed by painting-by-numbers. Novice and professional artists are welcome to pick a number, grab a brush and add their mark to a beautiful symbol of teamwork. Artwork will display for a full year in the window of the Granville Island FCA Gallery. For more information and to register for this free event visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/collective-paint-by-numbers-this-canada-day-tickets-60542841268
ARTRAGEOUS, open Adjudicated Art Exhibition, presented by the Kimberley Arts Council, invites all BC artists to participate. Held at Centre 64, June 4 – 29, 2019. Artworks in any medium will be accepted. Submitted artworks must NOT have been exhibited previously at Centre 64. Submitted artworks will be judged by a panel of jurors and awarded the following prizes: 1st Prize $225, 2nd Prize $175, 3rd Prize $100, and The People’s Choice Award of $75 will be determined by votes from gallery visitors throughout the exhibition (announced June 29). There is no hanging fee for members of Kimberley Arts Council-Centre 64, but nonmembers are required to pay a fee of $25. Entry deadline June 1, 2019. Complete the entry form found at http://kimberleyarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2019-Artrageous-entry-form.pdf and return it to Kimberley Arts Council-Centre 64 (64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley) together with the appropriate entry fee. Public reception for the exhibition is June 8, 2-4pm.
THE HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, welcomes artists to participate in this West Vancouver waterfront open-air celebration of the arts, Aug 2–11. Now in its 29th year, the festival invites artists to submit for the juried Group Exhibition held in an outdoor tent on the festival site in Ambleside. Artists can submit up to three pieces for display and sale in the exhibition. Application deadline June 7. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://harmonyarts.ca/info/group-exhibitor-application
FESTIVALS KELOWNA invites artists to show and sell their work on Canada Day (July 1st) in downtown Kelowna. The event offers artwork, crafts, live music, kid’s activities, dog shows, food and shopping. A limited number of spots are still open. Interested artists can download the application form at www.festivalskelowna.com and follow the link to the “Celebrate Canada Day-Kelowna” page. Additional information about criteria for eligible products is also available by contacting Festivals Kelowna at 250- 868-3326 or 250- 868-3307.
HYCROFT GALLERY, located on the second floor of the University Women’s Club of Vancouver, invites all BC artists to apply for their 2020 exhibition season. For more information and an application form visit https://www.uwcvancouver.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Hycroft-gallery-call-for-sumissions-2019.pdf Applications are to be submitted digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org by the submission deadline of 5 pm June 27, 2019. All submissions are juried. Exhibitions are typically for one month. Welcomes proposals for solo, group or two artist exhibitions. For two artist exhibitions, VisArts will determine a suitable pairing with another artist. Works must be original art created in the last two years by the submitting artist or artists. Images submitted with the application must be representative of the work to be exhibited but do not need to be included in the exhibition. Only one discipline (e.g., painting, photography) per application. Exhibitions are restricted to wall-mounted works not to exceed 36” in height, width variable. Two exhibit walls provide 30 linear feet of wall space (60’ total). The gallery provides an S-hook and chain mounting system but can consider alternative systems. Artists are responsible for hanging their own work. VisArts conveners are on hand to advise and assist. Exhibition fees are payable six weeks prior to the opening date of the exhibition. Payment is to the UWCV Office by cheque or credit card. Fees are non-refundable at 30-days or less before the first day of the exhibition month. The monthly fee is $300, except for November (which includes the publically attended “Christmas at Hycroft” event) and December/January when the fee is $400. Where applicable, costs will be prorated among the participating artists. The artist is responsible for insurance coverage.
KIMBERLEY KALEIDOSCOPE 2019 EXHIBITION “Celebrating Excellence in Fine Art” invites artists to enter up to 3 original works in any medium. This 15th annual Adjudicated Regional Exhibition for Established and Emerging Artists is held July 30 to Aug 24 in the Gallery at Centre 64. Art must be appropriately mounted or framed for exhibition, in either the Established or Emerging artists’ category. Submitted artworks will be judged for prizes by a panel of jurors. For more information and to download the entry form, visit http://kimberleyarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kaleidoscope-2019-entry-form.pdf Entry deadline July 27, 2019.
SURREY HERITAGE RAILS PAINT THE TRAIN 2019 invites local artists to participate in this 2nd annual art competition. Subjects are to relate to the BC Electric Railway and may include trains, other equipment, the track, right-of-way-scenery, flowers, people, historical subjects or whatever captures this historic theme of Surrey’s Heritage Rail. All mediums accepted: paintings, sketches, sculpture, fibre art, photography, etc. Application deadline June 7, 3 pm. Artwork is to be delivered to the Arts Council of Surrey in the Newton Culture Centre (13530 72 Ave, Surrey) on Aug 1, 9:30 – 3 pm. For more information and an application form, contact the Arts Council of Surrey email@example.com
THE WHITE ROCK MUSEUM & ARCHIVES invite artists, artisans and other vendors to participate in Canada Day by the Bay, July 1, 10-4pm on the White Rock Waterfront. For more detailed information and the application form visit https://www.whiterockcity.ca/364/Canada-Day-by-the-Bay Application deadline 4 pm, June 7. Event volunteers are also needed.
WHITE ROCK SEA FESTIVAL, Aug 3 - 4, invites artists, artisans and other vendors to show and sell their work at this annual family event. For more detailed information and an application form visit https://www.whiterockcity.ca/366/White-Rock-Sea-Festival Application deadline 4 pm, June 7. Event volunteers are also needed.
SOUTH SURREY FESTIVAL (8th Annual) presented by Semiahmoo Arts Society and The City of Surrey welcomes artists to show and sell their work, on July 27 (11 – 3 pm). The artist vendors will be included in the “Artist Alley” area of this family event that also offers performers and many children’s activities. Rental space includes 1 table and 2 chairs (artists must provide their own tent). Rental fee for artists in the Art Alley is $25. Registration deadline June 15, 2019 no exceptions. For more detailed information and the registration form, visit https://www.semiahmooarts.com/call-for-vendors-south-surrey-festival/
ARTRICH 2019 (3rd Annual) presented by The Richmond Arts Coalition and the Richmond Art Gallery, welcomes lower-mainland artists to participate in this juried exhibition, Dec 7, 2019, to Jan 5, 2020. The exhibition provides an opportunity for emerging and established artists from Richmond and nearby communities to exhibit together. An opening reception on Dec 6, will include all artists who submitted work, not just those whose art was chosen by the independent jury. Artists with a connection to the Lower Mainland who are 18 years or older are invited to enter a maximum of two works per artist (regardless of category) for adjudication. Categories include, Painting (paper, canvas, wood, or other); Textile and Fibre Arts; Photography; 3D Works; Digital Media; and Drawing, 2D Mixed Media, and Printmaking. Entry deadline Aug 15, 2019. For full event and entry details, visit https://richmondartscoalition.com/artrich2019/
ART SLAM seeks artists to participate in a live painting competition, a fundraising event for Mental Health, proposed for June 29 in Vancouver. Artists are asked to submit 3 images of their work (no cost) and their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org before the final submission deadline of 8 pm, June 22, 2019.
BENT ON ART: KOOTENAY QUEER & TRANS ART EXHIBITION invites submissions from LGBTQ+ artists, for this exhibition held at Kootenay Studio Arts, Selkirk College, in Nelson, during Kootenay Pride Week, Aug 26 to Sept 1, 2019. Welcomes submissions from artists in the Kootenay region or with significant connections to the region in response to the following theme: Creating Home: Claiming What’s Ours, Dismantling What’s Left. Application deadline May 31, 2019, at 5 pm. For more detailed information and the submission form, visit https://www.samontecruzstudios.com/bent-on-art/
PARKSVILLE BEACH FESTIVAL invites artist and artisans to show and sell their work during this popular, annual event, July 27 & 28. For more information and to register for “Art in the Park” held during the festival, visit https://www.parksvillebeachfest.ca/art-in-the-park-registration-form Registration deadline June 30, 2019. Registration fee $100.
RIVER CITY ARTS FESTIVAL 2019 (Campbell River) invites artists and artisans to show and sell their work during the artists street market on July 20, 2019 (10-4 pm). Open to all artists living on BC’s coastal Islands. Booth fees apply. For more information: https://rivercityartsfest.com/ To register, visit https://rivercityartsfest.com/index.php/registration/
KITTY COLEMAN WOODLAND GARDENS ARTISANS’ FESTIVAL invites artists to participate. Annual event held Aug 31 to Sept 2 in Courtenay BC. For more information and to register, phone 250-338-6901. Visit https://woodlandgardens.ca/
THE LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to submit their Summer-themed work, however they interpret it, for the annual “Summer” exhibition as part of the Art In Found Spaces program. The exhibit will be displayed at the Timms Community Centre Walkway Gallery, in Langley, June 26 - Aug 5, 2019. Submission deadline June 10, 2019. All Submissions must be wired and be ready to hang. Only work that can be hung on a wall can currently be accommodated. Limit 3 submissions per application (it may be less than three, depending on space). This is an Open Call: Applicants do not have to be a member of the Langley Arts Council to participate. To apply visit www.langleyarts.ca/visual-arts-submissions/ and submit artist name, titles of works, size, medium, along with a clear and properly cropped photo of the artwork. No submission fee. For more Information, e-mail email@example.com or phone 604-534-0781.
FOR THE LOVE OF ART welcomes submissions from artists, artisans and fine craft persons for this second annual event, held at Harris Barn (South Delta) on Nov 2 & 3, 2019. This is the second year for this event. This is an art show and sale and not a craft fair, featuring fine art, fine craft, functional art, wearable art, etc. The shows are "gently juried" to ensure a level of quality and professionalism in the work but it is not "juried" in the sense of a competition: the variety of mediums would make that impossible and the whole intention of the event is to provide a platform for different types of artists to show and sell their work. "Carefully curating" ensures that there is a very diverse group of artists and work, styles, mediums etc. For submission form visit https://fortheloveofartinsouthdelta.ca Submission deadline July 1, 2019. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LIMITLESS, an open call presented by the Federation of Canadian Artists, Aug 1 to Oct 31, invites all artists to participate. Deadline July 17, 2019. No limits on size, style or subject matter. This call and exhibition are entirely online, offering a chance to exhibit without delivery fees and win cash prizes. A portion of all submissions also assists in the creation of a $1,000 grant for a student studying fine art in a post-secondary institution. For more detailed information and to a[ply, visit https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/908
LAKE COUNTRY ART WALK 2019 (BC interior) welcome artists to participate in this well-attended art festival, held this year on Sept 9 & 10. Application deadline July 1st. For more detailed information and to apply, visit http://lakecountryartwalk.ca/
PARK’S EDGE PAINT OFF in Burnaby welcomes participants. This is a live painting tournament & exhibition, July 6, 2019, 1 – 3 pm. An outdoor event at the Deer Lake Art Gallery (6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby). Registration deadline June 24, 2019. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.burnabyartscouncil.org/live-painting-tournament/2019-parks-edge-paint-off-apply/
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