The Artist's Journal is a single-source of Calls for Entry for British Columbia artists who paint or draw, helping these artists increase their exposure and income. It is available only by paid subscription as an e-mailed publication. Four issues each year list Calls for Entry and art competitions throughout British Columbia. And between each of the four issues, subscribers are regularly e-mailed the Calls For Entry that missed each issue's publication deadline.
The Artist's Journal also allows arts organizations to promote their Calls (at no charge) throughout the province: Art Galleries, Councils, Clubs, and other art groups can get exposure outside their own backyards. They can attract artists from all over the province, increasing their membership-generated income and awareness of their group. In turn, they are helping BC's talented artists find the "work" they need for the income and exposure they deserve.
There is a nominal subscription fee for individual artists or Art Organizations to subscribe to this publication. However, there is no charge to publish a Call for Entry, Art Show & Sale, or Public Art Event. And you do not have to be a subscriber to submit your news and have it published. Only lessons/workshops are considered paid advertising (for more details, click the Submit News or the Paid Advertising Rates links below). To submit your news on time for publication, you can receive a News Deadline reminder prior to each issue: click here. Four times each year, you will receive this reminder to send your news.
The Artist’s Journal has been in publication since 1997. Over the years, it has become known to many Arts Councils, art groups and organizations. The Artist's Journal is on their "media mailing lists" and receives their news regularly. This makes The Artist’s Journal the most concentrated source of Calls for Entry in BC and a valuable source for artists who paint or draw. Artists can spend less time seeking places to exhibit their work and more time at their easels.
If you paint or draw and want to sell your work, consider subscribing!
Calls for Entry for B.C.'s artists who paint or draw
Effective Visual Enterprises (E.V.E.) publishes The Artist’s Journal. The quarterly Calls publication was created in 1997 by Eve Lees, a portrait artist, graphic designer and former newspaper editor.
Why subscribe or submit your event to
The Artist’s Journal? Its readers will tell you why . . .
Thanks for getting in touch. I didn’t know where all the interest was coming from! I’ve had a number of artists get in touch. Thanks for spreading the word. Rita Beiks,
Curator, Art Program Manager, Vancouver Airport
Getting the “late calls” resulted in me learning about the Residency Program on Mount Revelstoke and having a fabulous experience this summer! Wendy Mould, Langley BC
I think you are doing a great job and I enjoy reading your publication – and getting the “late calls” as well.
Thank you for doing this. I love your Journal. It’s a great resource. Vanessa Peek, Maple Ridge
I think your Journal is fantastic and rely on it to a great degree to find out information about upcoming shows. I am also grateful
you take time to send out late-arriving calls. Barb Pearson
I think your little magazine is absolutely wonderful. I recommend it to all my artist friends. Linda Williamson, Victoria
My ad in the January issue brought me five new students!
Wesely Wiseman, Coquitlam
Thank you for your wonderful publication. It provides a much-needed service to the arts community. Barbara Gould
I want to thank you for sending copies of The Artist’s Journal to the Fort Langley Artists Group. You do a wonderful job of it. It’s such a marvellous service for all artists and it is greatly appreciated. Sharon Danhelka, Fort Langley
Could you re-run the Coquitlam Library’s request for displayers? We have had a number of displayers contact us as a result of the ad! Barbara Weston, Coquitlam Public Library.
The arts community is fortunate to have The Artist’s Journal as a very handy tool for artists. You do a good job and our hats are off to you. It was very generous of you to send complimentary copies for our members. Thanks!
Shirley Harding, Maple Bay Painters, Duncan.
It’s an awesome publication for all artists! Tracy McMenemy
I find your publication really useful. After two issues, I’ve been accepted in one juried show and have two pieces in the North Vancouver Art Rental. Katherine Johnston, Halfmoon Bay.
Please find enclosed my subscription for two years. Congratulations on your excellent publication. For a small publication it is amazing how much there is to read.
Pat Feeney, Aldergrove.
I am in a show this weekend because of your publication. Well worth the money! Thank you many times. Joseph Noel, Surrey.
Thanks to your publication, we receive a couple of submissions to our shows from the mainland! Yeah! Shannon Oatway, Coast Collective Arts Centre, Colwood, BC.
Thanks for your coverage! A lady visited the Miniatures Show recently and said she had read of it in The Artist’s Journal. Carol Hepnar, Kent/Harrison Arts Council
Please send me another year of The Artist’s Journal. I read it from the first word to the last of every issue. I really appreciate this Journal. Good stuff! Claire Louise Stephen, Maple Ridge
We would like to thank you for your artist's (subscribers) wonderful contributions to our "Lockdown Gallery" last year!
Jane and the team at The Earth Project (Sept 2021)
Once again, we are in your debt for including a call for art listing for Room Magazine in The Artist’s Journal. It remains that our best art seems to come in response to the listing in your publication. We get more responses from your publication than from any of our other efforts!
Lucill Dahm, Room Magazine, Vancouver.
Thank you for putting this wonderful wealth of information together. I’m already working on the first of my submissions. Erin Bulycz, Burnaby
Your Jan-March issue was a worthwhile find full of great networking information. For instance, I joined the Burnaby Arts Council and participated in its Burnaby Art Walk, then its Millennium Exhibit. The CNIB (art auction fund raiser) threw a lovely reception for the artists. Thank you. I can’t wait to receive the next Artist’s Journal! Penny Lim, Vancouver
Over the past years, The Artist’s Journal has helped provide me with many opportunities to further my career as a visual artist. I would like to extend my gratitude to you and to your staff for all of your hard work and dedication towards the development of the visual arts. Thank you once again. Stephen Unser, MSG Fine Art, Port Coquitlam
It was through The Artist’s Journal that I found out about Painters at Painters. My husband and I are looking forward to a wonderful weekend in the presence of the Masters. Thank you and good luck in all your ventures! Jean Smith, Burnaby
You published a mistake! This festival is by invitation only.
We did not want to be solicited by artists and we keep getting calls! Maureen Douglas, Whistler Arts Festival
(Not her exact words, but darn close and more proof of this publication's popularity!)
I enjoy your publication.
What a mine of information you are!
Pat Hoffman, White Rock