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Volume 24 Number 4

Oct-Nov-Dec 2020

BC's Calls for Entry . . .

ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL in partnership with TEDx Abbotsford welcomes applications for Perception, an exhibition of work that represents perception on topics such as social inclusion, business, racism, sustainability, architecture, pandemics, precautions and culture. Open call deadline, Oct 30, 2020. For more information and submission guidelines, visit  

THE ANONYMOUS ART SHOW (5TH ANNUAL) online exhibition Nov 1-30, presented by The Abbotsford Arts Council, invites local artists to participate. No fees charged. Welcomes submissions from all skill levels and ages to create works of diverse styles, subject matters, and mediums. All work must be done on a 12x12x1.5” canvas or unframed 12” x 12” x 1.5” wood panel. Non-members limited to one submission. Members may submit up to 3 pieces. Deadline, Oct 24, 2020 (work to be delivered to the Kariton Art Gallery between 12-4 pm or by appointment. No submissions accepted after Oct 10). This exhibition raises funds for the programs initiated by the Abbotsford Arts Council to support arts in the community: Half of the proceeds go directly towards participating artists. For more information and to submit work, visit:

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

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THE ARTS COUNCIL OF SURREY invites artists to participate in their online exhibition Just Surrey, Nov 1 -28. Entry Deadline Oct 1, 2020. Artists can submit their original artwork related to the theme “Just Surrey” and are free to interpret the theme as they like. Digital entries only. Participants must be or become members of the Arts Council of Surrey. For more detailed information and the application form, 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

THE ARTS STATION (Fernie) opens Dec 3 with the exhibition Gallery in the Round, showing until Christmas. Artists are invited to participate in this exhibit which will showcase artwork in a round shape in any medium or style. Artists of all experience levels welcome to apply. For more detailed information and to apply, visit  Deadline to apply is Nov 2, 2020. 

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

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

CAROUN ART GALLERY (1403 Bewicke Ave, Vancouver) invites artists to participate in Winter Group Exhibition 2021. Welcomes up to two pieces of art from each artist, maximum size 36” x 36” or 32” x 40.” Theme and media: Open. Deadline Dec 8, 2020. For complete information, visit

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      ased in Vancouver, Patricia Haley-Tsui works in acrylic, watercolour and oil, examining and addressing themes
      of British Columbia. Painting has been a lifelong adventure inspired by everyday walks of Provincial life.

She has received numerous awards and had many solo shows in Burnaby, Vancouver, and Toronto.
Internationally, Patricia has two sketchbooks in Brooklyn’s New York Art Library and
participated in the Imago Mundi Project in Venice, Italy.

Among her many achievements, Patricia has provided artwork for the cover of the
Westend Seniors Network Magazine and Christmas card art for a large ski company.

Patricia explores other mediums in her pursuit of enriching lives through art. She
enjoys photography and creating art with textiles. Patricia is also a Ceramicist and was
featured in the American Fired Arts publication, as well as winning first place awards several
times at the Cloverdale Rodeo and the Port Moody Art Gallery.


She is a great admirer of the intricate Frescos of the Sistine Chapel – and an admirer
of the artist E.J. Hughes, known for his paintings of land and sea.


Currently, Patricia is working on a painting of orchids and a winter scene of skiers.

For more about Patricia, visit

Subscriber profile: Patricia Haley-Tsui


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

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

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

GALLERY RING, an online gallery, invites artists to participate in their next exhibition with the theme CITY. Welcomes artwork depicting the hustle and bustle of city scenes, including elements such as skyscrapers, traffic lights, street signs, billboards, shop windows, cars, taxis, buses, bicycles, pedestrians, sidewalks and concrete. Several awards are available. Submission deadline has been extended to Oct 21, 2020. The exhibition is scheduled for late Oct 2020. For more information and to apply, visit

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


KAMLOOPS ARTS COUNCIL invites its arts council members to participate in SMALL//works 2020. This exhibition is comprised of small, one of a kind, original artworks by area artists available for sale for under $300. The goal is to fill the KAC gallery spaces and other high profile display areas with small, affordable, original artwork, during the pre-Christmas season. Application deadline Nov 1. For more information, or to become a KAC member, visit  

KICKSTART DISABILITY ARTS & CULTURE invites artists in British Columbia who identify as living with a disability for the possible inclusion in 10 x 5: Art and Disability, an artist talk featuring 10 artists. These artists will each have 5 minutes to give a visual and oral presentation of their work. A short Q&A will follow. This is a paid opportunity. This event takes place on Zoom, Oct 25, 1:30 pm to 3 pm as part of BC Culture Days. Deadline to apply, Oct 12, 2020. For more detailed information and to apply, visit

KIMBERLEY ARTS CENTRE 64 (64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley) invites group or solo exhibitions in their gallery. The gallery is currently booking exhibitions well into 2024. However, there is still an opening for the Nov 2020 exhibition. Interested artists must contact the gallery as soon as possible at 250-427-4919 or For the gallery submission form for future exhibitions, visit

KIMBERLEY ARTS CENTRE 64 (64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley) extends an open Call for Entry for Snowed In, Nov 24 - Dec 24. Artists are invited to submit up to 3 original artworks in any medium. Submitted artworks must not have been exhibited previously at Centre 64. Artworks can be submitted for gallery exhibition only or for both gallery and online exhibition. Entry deadline Nov 20. For more information and to download the application form, visit and scroll to bottom of page.

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  am a Vancouver based mixed media and multi-media artist, originally from     

  Bonn, Germany.

Throughout my 30-year art practice, I have been investigating the fallibility of memory through parafictional storytelling. Parafictions allow me to reveal the gaps in memories, histories and evidence, which allows for creating other interpretations and alternate realities.

My fictions are playful acts of recovery, that seek to create narratives that offer nuanced views of how we are situated in the world and accepts that meaning is wavering and that there is a constant and necessary oscillation between facts and fictions.

My fictions rely on research, which allows me to explore backgrounds, contexts and connections. My investigations make space for

chance discoveries, which often influence the direction and tone

of my work, creating potential thickets and entanglements that

allow for our re-engagement with our sense of wonder.

My work has been exhibited at the Richmond Art Gallery, The

Seymour Art Gallery and the Britannia Mining Museum and I have

also taken part in the BC Festival of the Arts (2000 & 2001) as well

as Artropolis (1997).

I hold an MFA (2018) and an ASC in Painting (2016) from Emily

Carr University of Art & Design and also have a degree in

Architecture from the University of British Columbia (1991) and

I am an Associate at DGBK Architects.

Since 1988 I have been hosting the weekly program Breakfast

with the Browns on CiTR Radio 101.9fm.

E-mail Website
or visit


Subscriber profile: 

Peter Sickert

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

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

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

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:

THE NATIONAL OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTERS' SOCIETY (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters worldwide to participate in their exhibit honouring the best in oil and acrylic painting. NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991. This is an international juried online competition open to all artists 18 years of age and older working in oil and acrylic medium. Both members and non-members of NOAPS may apply. 150 Artworks accepted into the show and eligible for awards. Deadline to apply Oct 25, 2020. For more detailed information:

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

NORTH VAN ARTS invites artists to participate in the 2020 Anonymous Art Show. This group exhibition & fundraising event includes emerging and established artists working strictly on unframed 8” x 8” x 1½” canvas or wood panels. Each artist remains anonymous until after the work has sold. Participating artists are required to sign only the back of the canvas to keep their identity unknown. Each piece is $100 with sales divided 50/50 between the artist and North Van Arts. Artists can also choose to donate their artwork to support programs. Once a painting is purchased, it is removed from the wall & replaced with a sold tag, revealing the artist’s name. New this year, to adhere to COVID-19 policy and procedures, North Van Arts have had to implement some changes to this year’s Anonymous Art show to ensure the safety of artists, staff, volunteers, & visitors. The exhibition will be installed at CityScape Community ArtSpace, but the viewing and purchasing routine has changed. Online submission deadline Oct 4, 2020. For more information and to submit artwork, visit


NORTH VAN ARTS invites visual artists to participate in their annual juried Art Rental Programme. For more details and to apply, visit Submission deadline Oct 24, 2020.

PACIFIC WILD ALLIANCE, a conservation organization focused on the Great Bear Rainforest, and key wildlife protections in British Columbia invites artists to submit works this November to the art auction, #WildAuction2020. Subject matter should be related to the Great Bear Rainforest, salmon, wolves, bears, herring and coastal marine conservation, and abstracts are welcome if they fit the theme. The auction is preceded by ‘Wild Auction Week’ where artists take over the @friendsofpacificwild Instagram account in half-day blocks to share their art practice and their own conservation goals. Deadline to apply is Oct 31, 2020. Full details can be found at

Nothing makes me so happy as to

observe nature and to paint

what I see.    ~ Henri Rousseau

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

PORT MOODY ARTS CENTRE invites artists to participate in the 7th Annual Winter Treasures, a boutique-style exhibition and sale Nov 12 to Dec 22. Welcomes artists and artisans in all media to submit 2D and 3D fine craft and artwork suitable for holiday gift-giving. Preference given to smaller works in a variety of price ranges up to $500. Artists are encouraged to replenish sold artwork. Application deadline Oct 4, 2020. For more information and the application form, visit

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

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

THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM invites submissions for the 6th Fraser Valley Biennial, taking place throughout 2021. The Biennial is a collective representation of work produced by Fraser Valley artists over the past two years. Small versions of the exhibition will tour in Mission, Harrison, Chilliwack and Abbotsford throughout the year, leading to a full showing at The Reach in fall 2021. Artists must reside in the Fraser Valley region, between Langley and Hope. Deadline for applications October 1, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit

RUSTAD GALLERIA at Two Rivers Gallery (Prince George) invites submissions for smaller exhibitions,

experimental projects, or projects by emerging BC artists. Exhibitions usually run for one month. Submit proposals or questions to Meghan Hunter-Gauthier, Acting Assistant Curator. Proposals should include a brief description of the project and 5–10 images. Two Rivers Gallery, 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, BC. V2L 5T1. Phone 250-614-7800 ex. 492 or e-mail

SALT SPRING ARTS COUNCIL invites local artists to participate in the annual Winter Artcraft, a fine art and craft winter show. Deadline to enter Oct 31, 2020. Open only to residents of the School District #64 Gulf Islands.For full details, visit Returning artists information: Artists who have not participated in the past:

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

SEYMOUR ART GALLERY (4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver) invites artists to participate in DISCOVERY 2021, annual exhibit open to all artists in British Columbia, but local drop off and pick up is required. Held Jan 16 - Feb 27, 2021. The 'Discovery' 2021 exhibition provides exposure to new and emerging artists; therefore, eligibility is limited to artists who self-identify as emerging artists. Submission deadline, Oct 20, 2020. For full guidelines, visit


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

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


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

TEN SQUARED EXHIBITION 2020, presented by the Federation of Canadian Artists, invites all artists to submit artworks on a substrate that is exactly 10” x 10” and at least 1 ½” thick, in any style, featuring any subject they like. Entries are $10 per piece and artists can submit up to ten artworks. There is no maximum price restriction on submissions this year and all sales are shared 50% / 50% between artists and the Federation. For more information and to submit work, visit Submission deadline Nov 22, 2020.

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UNTIL, the digital publication of the Victoria Arts Council (VAC), invites work for the upcoming Fall 2020 issue. The theme is The Prequel. For more detailed direction about the theme, visit  Welcomes submissions of visual art, as well as literary works (poetry, prose, essays, criticism, and non-classifiable texts), moving image, and audio/musical arts to include in the upcoming issue of UNTIL: The Prequel. Send the art as either Word, Pages, PDF, Jpeg, PNG, GIF, MP3, MP4 or .MOV to be considered for this issue of UNTIL, to be published in Fall 2020. The submission should also include a Bio (max 250 words); Artist statement (max 500 words); Title, date, medium and year of work. All submissions must be sent to with the subject line -- UNTIL: THE PREQUEL. Deadline October 15, 2020 at 5 pm. All contributors will receive an honorarium as well as one free annual membership to the VAC.

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

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

WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL seeks submissions from artists & artisans for artwork suitable for holiday market online sales in their gallery shop, The Art Box. The Art Box retains 25% of the sale price as commission. Membership in the WVCAC is required to consign items. For more information: Submission deadline Oct 16, 2020.

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

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

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See Recently Arrived Calls below for Calls For Entry that missed this issue's publication deadline.​​​​​​​

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E-mail your Call to Eve at or phone 604-531-8643.

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Art washes away from the soul

the dust of every day life.

                    ~ Pablo Picasso


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The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society (FVWS) hosts their first Online Art Show, Nov 2 to  30, 2020. The Show, online Nov 2 at, will feature a wide range of new water media paintings by local artists including works in acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, and pen & wash. All works will be available for purchase. To complete a purchase, send your request to the FVWS email at to be put in contact with the artist. The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society is a group of nearly fifty artists who meet weekly for meetings, workshops, and other events. The FVWS is a long time member of both the Abbotsford and Mission Arts Councils. For over 25 years they have presented annual art shows at the Clearbrook Library, as well as exhibitions at The Reach Gallery Museum and the Kariton Art Gallery. During the Covid19 pandemic, FVWS has been working online and posting artwork on their society website and other social media platforms. For more information, including galleries of their paintings, visit their website or Facebook page: Or contact the FVWS via email

Abbotsford Arts Council, Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware Street) presents three online exhibitions for their 2020 autumn season. Art Challenge, Oct 1-31 features works produced during the August Art Challenge, using only a select grab bag of unusual art supplies. The Anonymous Art Show is presented Nov 1-31, showcasing a range of12x12 works by artists whose identities are only revealed upon sale of the work (each priced at $100). Perception, presented Nov 16-20, is a discussion of perceptions on topics such as social inclusion, business, racism, sustainability, architecture, pandemics, precautions and culture. All online exhibits can be viewed at


The Hearth (Bowen Island Arts Council) presents Paintings & Collage by Jennifer Love & Kim LaFave, until Oct 19, 2020. Jennifer Love and Kim LaFave, artists from the Sunshine Coast. BC. LaFave and Love teach painting and mono-printing workshops and both exhibit widely. for more information, visit or follow on Facebook and Instagram @hearth)_artsonbowen


Deer Lake Art Gallery presents the Burnaby Arts Council's 50th Anniversary exhibition, Art Since 1970, showing until Oct 3. This special exhibition features curated works by current local artists and a retrospective look at the Burnaby Arts Council history for the past 50 years. For more information, visit


The Arts Station re-opens Dec 3 with the exhibition Gallery in the Round, showing until Christmas. Features a wide range of art in various mediums and styles -- all in round shapes. For more information, visit


Kamloops Arts Council Children's Arts Festival 2020 theme is Starlight, Starbright. This year the event till be a virtual one, presented Dec. 21 - 25, 2020. The Festival allows children in the Kamloops area, ages 2 and up, the chance to try out different art forms. This is a free event.rThis year due to safety restrictions, the workshops and performances ae offered online for an hour every day from Dec 21 to the 25. Enjoy a musical adventure with Kiki the Echo Elf, learn about the Voices of Nature with the amazing musical group The Wilds Band, explore the world of magic with some "tricks you can do at home" with the incredible Clinton W. Gray and learn theatre tips and tricks with WTC's Stage One Theatre School. Not to mention sing-alongs with the Princesses, dance parties, stories, crafts and much more. For more information, visit

Kamloops Arts Council presents illumiNATIVE by Shay Paul, in the KAC Alcove and Vault Galleries (7 Seymour Street West), Oct 2 - 31. Artist reception Oct 3, 2 - 6 pm. Shay Paul is a contemporary artist and graphic designer living in Tk'emlups te Secwepemc unceded territory. She is a 20-year-old, self-taught artist who practices in many different mediums, but her favoured art style is drawing with ink. 

1. How many versions of The Scream did Edvard Munch create? 

2. Who did Grant Wood use as models for his iconic painting, 

American Gothic?

3. Name the famous artist who was a suspect of the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre.

4. How long did it take Leonardo da Vinci to paint Mona Lisa's lips?

ANSWERS: 1. There are five versions of Edvard Munch's most famous work, The Scream: Four paintings and a lithograph stone from which as many as 45 prints were made before the stone was destroyed by the printer. 2. Wood used his sister Nan and this 63-year-old dentist. He originally wanted his mother to pose as the woman but feared she would not be able to stand for long periods. 3. Pablo Picasso. He was arrested and charged but soon cleared and released. 4. Experts at the Louvre in Paris say it took the artist 12 years to paint those famous lips.


The Fort Gallery (9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley) presents its annual auction fundraiser Nov 12 to Dec 6. This annual auction supports the gallery’s programming and operational costs, public outreach and education, and exhibitions that foster critical conversations in the community. This year’s fundraiser auction is being held in the gallery’s physical space and online over several days, instead of the traditional evening of live music and dancing. Bidding will be available in person at the gallery Nov 12 to Dec 6 and online the last week of the exhibition through Instagram: (to bid online, simply add a bid to the posted artwork in the comments). For more information:  604-888-7411,, @FortGallery, or


Garibaldi Art Club art exhibition, Oct 24 to Dec 12, features artwork of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows artists. Dates and free timed-entry booking at


Studio Connexion Art Gallery (203 Fifth Ave. NW. in Nakusp) presents the father-daughter duo Michael Duncan and Charlene Duncan. Their exhibition of acrylic paintings and pen & ink work in a variety of subjects runs until Oct 10. The Gallery is open by appointment until mid-July and are practicing Social Distancing with no more than five people at once in the gallery. Wearing masks is recommended. Gallery hours are 11-4 pm, Tues to Sat. Other times can be arranged by contacting the gallerist at 250-265-.8888. The new website will be launched shortly: Follow the daily posts on social media: Artists represented in the gallery year-round include Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki,

Lori Korkola, Marc Grandbois, Perry Haddock, Brigitte Desbois, Stéphane Gagnon, Allan Dunfield, Grace Croughan to name a few.


Art Focus Artists' Association remains active despite COVID-19 with Zoom meetings and weekly plein air painting sessions. Artists and all those honing their skills in the visual arts can enjoy video Demos online beginning Sept 23 with oil painter Mark Pytlos. This video will be accessible for one month. The next Demo video is Oct 28 with pastel artist and animal portraitist Kirk Deutschmann. This video will be online all month until art instructor Lalita Hamill presents her Demo video on Nov 25, also available for a month online. To enjoy these videos and to learn more about the club, visit their website or follow them on Facebook


Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. Johns Street) presents Nov 12 - Dec 22, Winter Treasures Artisan Market, holiday shopping with COVID safety protocols in place. Includes handcrafted gifts, art, décor, and fine craft items, all created by BC artists. For your Christmas gift list, shop local and support local artists. Enjoy this artisan market by visiting the Gallery or viewing the online gallery at Open 7 days a week. Check the website for hours and the COVID-19 Safety Plan. Virtual Opening Reception Nov 12, 2020.


Mind and Matter Gallery (13743, 16  Ave, South Surrey) founded by Mary Mikelson and the late Arnold Mikelson, offers a wide variety of artwork of guest exhibitors on a rotating monthly basis, as well as the works of the late Arnold Mikelson, renowned local and international artist. Gallery hours: 12-6 pm daily. For information about the current exhibit, visit,

e-mail or phone 604-536-6460. Mary Mikelson’s book Mind and Matter: Life with Arnold Mikelson is available for purchase at the gallery.

Surrey Art Gallery celebrates its 45th anniversary of collecting, exhibiting, and artmaking in the community with the exhibition Where We Have Been, Sept 19 - Dec 13. Highlights over forty artworks from the Gallery’s permanent collection. These paintings, photography, sculpture, and video installations reflect on the connection between place, nature, memory, and identity in South of the Fraser. The full list of artists includes Michael Abraham, Jim Adams, Sonny Assu, Sylvia Grace Borda, Karin Bubaš, Sarindar Dhaliwal, Lakshmi Gill, Ravi Gill, Jeremy Herndl, Doreen Jensen, Chris MacClure, Heidi McKenzie, Ulli Maibauer, Arnold Mikelson, Shani Mootoo, Ann Nelson, Fred Owen, Bill Rennie, Don Romanchuk, Adele Samphire, Nicolas Sassoon, Helma Sawatzky, Ranjan Sen, Jan Wade, Stella Weinert, Leslie Wells, and Joanna S. Wilson. Register at or by phone at 604-501-5100 for pre-booked tours, which begin September 19. Pre-booked Gallery visits will be available at select times on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 5 - 9:30 pm and Saturdays 10-5 pm.


You can have no dominion greater

or less than that over yourself.

              ~ Leonardo da Vinci

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


Caroun Art Gallery (1403 Bewicke Ave) presents a painting exhibition by Venus ArastooNejad, Oct 2020, 4-8 pm (Tue-Sat). Fall Group Exhibition is featured Nov 2020, 4-8 pm (Tue-Sat) with works by Ahmad Aghazadeh, Haleh Talaei, Kamelia Eghbali, Leyla Mohammadi, Mariam Aljumah, Roya Rafiee, Shadi Zahiri, Sima Hoseini, and Soheila Hoseini. For more information about the shows and the gallery, visit

The Beaumont Studios & Vancouver Art Attack! present A Tale of Two Worlds - a duo show featuring the works of Jeannie Priscila and Victor Pross, in the B1 Gallery at the Beaumont Studios (2109 Alberta Street entrance). The show runs until Oct 31. 

The Vancouver Art Guild presents its 21st Annual Show and Sale, Nov 1 to 15, 2020.  Due to social distancing restrictions necessitated because of the pandemic, the show will be featured online at Features original artwork by more than 30 local artists, of abstracts, landscapes, florals, and still life using a wide variety of media including oils, acrylics, watercolour, and mixed media. 



Xchanges Artists Gallery and Studios (2333 Government Street, Suite 6E) presents until Oct 11, Snow Birds: Strangers in Paradise, oil paintings by artist Margaret Hantiuk. FOr more info on this show, visit


Arts Whistler presents in the Maury Young Arts Centre, Think It Over, Oct 27 - Dec 13. The exhibit showcases work by artists of the Sea to Sky and the creations that the following six key words inspire: Potential, Resilience, Justice, Intimacy, Humility, and Learning. Using their preferred artistic methods and mediums, this group of local artists will reflect on the universal experience and what these six words mean to them personally. 




You want what?

A Beer that tastes like Beer?!

Cartoon courtesy Rose Kapp


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PLEASE NOTE: Subscribers are notified only when Recent Calls have been added after each issue circulates.  Shows  & Events that arrive late (after each issue's deadline) are added to the current issue, but subscribers will not be notified of the new addition. This publication is predominantly a Calls for Entry publication: it was created for artists to find work. Shows & Events are just one of the regular features and should preferably arrive on or before each issue's deadline to be published (see deadlines posted above).

WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL (WVCAC) invites artists to share their work in a virtual exhibition on their website. The show is titled The Art of Resilience Virtual Exhibition. The theme is “resilience.” Artists are invited to share work that expresses resiliency in all its forms in this online exhibition running Nov 17 to Jan 8. The exhibition will be promoted through social media and other online avenues. Any sales are commission-free and handled by the artist by directing interested parties to their Artist Member Profile. Accepting one work of art from each participant in any medium, size, subject matter that is inspired by the theme of resilience. Artists must be or become WVCAC members. Submission deadline Nov 6, 4 pm. For more details and to apply, visit

KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL (in Centre 64 Gallery) presents an open art exhibition Snowed In, Nov 24 to Dec 24. Welcomes artists to submit work. Submission deadline Nov 20. For more information and the entry form, visit

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


THE SQUAMISH ARTS COUNCIL invites their members to exhibit artwork at one of two venues. The Artisan Building (1336 Main Street, Squamish, across from the library). Contact or Fall changeover is Oct 6 at 2 pm and the winter changeover is Jan 5, 2021, at 2 pm. The Squamish Adventure Centre (38551 Loggers Ln, Squamish. Contact Fall changeover is Oct 6, at 12:30 pm and the winter changeover is Jan 5, 2020, at 12:30 pm. For more information on these and other Calls, visit

VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY invites artists to participate in Exposed, Nov 5 to Dec 22, 2020. Participants must be current members of the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Submission deadline Oct 28, 3 pm. For more detailed information and to apply, visit

THE ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL is producing an online music festival this winter. Musical groups, 2D and 3D artists are featured. Artists are invited to produce a poster for each group’s performance as well as artists invited to create a set design collaboratively with the musical group, filmmaker and other artists. The submission deadline has been extended to Oct 14, 2020. For more detailed information, visit

THE ARTS STATION (Fernie, BC) invites artist submissions for their upcoming mask design competition and virtual presentation. This show will feature a selection of artists of varying experience levels. Welcomes a range of mediums and styles, as long as they are an original design. Application deadline Oct 17. For more details, visit!event/2020/10/17/maskerade

THE KENT HARRISON ARTS COUNCIL invites its members (and non-members) to participate in their winter Small Works Show 2020, exhibited Dec 12 to Feb 14, 2021. All works should be 10" x 10". Wood panels are available at the Gallery. Members receive one free panel and others are available for $10 each. Non-members pay $10 per panel. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces. Submission deadline Dec 11, 4 pm.  Drop off works at the Ranger Station Art Gallery, 98 Rockwell Drive in Harrison Hot Springs (gallery hours: 10-4 pm weekdays, 12-4 pm weekends). For more information, email or phone 778-819-8668.

THE KENT HARRISON ARTS COUNCIL welcomes proposals from artists for their 2021 exhibition year in The Ranger Station Art Gallery. The gallery is located in Harrison Hot Springs, on the shore of Harrison Lake, approximately 100 kilometres east of Vancouver. Artists (individuals or groups) of all mediums are invited to submit proposals. Submission deadline Dec 1, 2020. For more detailed submission information, visit

ROSSLAND COUNCIL FOR ARTS & CULTURE invites artists and artisans to participate in The Art of Craft Exhibition, Nov 3 to 14, 2020. Welcomes mixed media works and other items such as textiles, jewelry, wood, pottery & ceramics, glass, and metal. Submission deadline Oct 26, 2020. Work must be delivered on Nov 1, 2020, between 1 and 5 pm at the Rossland Art Gallery (2004 Columbia Avenue). For more detailed information and to apply, visit

TWO RIVERS GALLERY (Prince George) invites artists from across BC to submit visual art for The Tip of the Iceberg. Accepting any medium that considers the impact of climate change, and/ or proposes solutions to the problems of climate change, ranging from the political to the theoretical, to the practical. Artists can submit up to six completed works. All artwork must have been produced within the last three years. Submission deadline 12 am Nov 16, 2020. Artists are asked to ensure images accurately represent the finished artwork. Exhibition dates Jan 21 – April 11, 2021 (subject to change). Apply online at,the%20theoretical%2C%20to%20the%20practical Direct submission enquiries to: Assistant Curator, Meghan Hunter-Gauthier, | 250-614-7800 X 7492.

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL invites visual artists to participate in their online art exhibition, launching Jan 14, 2021. Online submissions accepted until Nov 16, 2020. For more detailed information, visit

THE FERNIE ARTS STATION invites artists and artisans to be part of their annual Artisan Fair on Nov 27, 2020. For more information, visit!event/2020/11/27/artisan-fair


GALLERY RING is seeking submissions for their next online exhibition, I Love. Invites artwork of whomever, wherever or whatever you love, such as a portrait of your best friend, a work of your cherished park or backyard, your orange kitten, your beloved car, favourite spoon or colour, etc. Subjects do not have to be physical and can be conceptual or symbolic, such as silence, harmony, peace, stillness, activity, energy and noise.  Abstract and experimental work is also welcome as long as it is an interpretation of something loved.  Several awards available including "Best In Show" (cash prize and free-entry voucher), Diamond Awards of Excellence, the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Awards, Crystal Awards of Merit and others. All winners and random finalists are featured and promoted on Gallery Ring's Instagram during the event. Submission deadline Nov 20, 2020. Exhibition runs late Nov 2020. For more information and to submit work, visit  

THE NORTH VANCOUVER RECREATION & CULTURE COMMISSION & THE DISTRICT OF NORTH VANCOUVER invite Expressions of Interest from Canadian professional artists or artist teams to create a site-specific public artwork to be featured at the new Lynn Creek Community Centre, currently under construction. This Public Art Call does not require the preparation of a proposal. Only artists who are subsequently short-listed for consideration will be invited to develop a creative concept proposal. The Lynn Community Centre is located in the planned heart of the Lynn Creek Town Centre, overlooking the newly upgraded Seylynn Park. For more details about this project, visit Submission deadline Nov 8, 2020.

THE KARITON GALLERY (Abbotsford) invites proposals for its 2021 exhibition season. Options are available for an in-person show, but the gallery is particularly looking for proposals that are also suitable for online exhibitions. All applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Dec 15, 2020. No late entries considered. Successful applicants will be notified in the first week of Jan 2021. For more information and to apply, visit

MULTIFAITH ACTION SOCIETY welcomes submissions for its 2022 Multifaith Calendar. The theme for this year’s annual competition is “resilience.” Each artist may submit up to five pieces in any medium that personifies this theme. Submission deadline Jan 31, 2021. Selected artists are offered an honorarium of $250 per monthly calendar image, $500 for the cover image, and $100 for smaller inset images placed throughout the Calendar. In addition, selected artists will receive a set of complimentary Calendars, when published in August. For more detailed information and to apply, visit

GALLERY RING celebrates the upcoming holidays with a complimentary show and draw, The Holiday Advent Show. All artists are invited to participate. Artists who enter may have their work included in the online, juried show and could win a Free-Entry Voucher in a corresponding draw. One artwork will be selected and revealed every day starting Dec 1 until Dec 24, 2020, ending in a group show of the best 24 artworks. Deadline Nov 28, 2020. For more details and to submit work, visit (scroll to bottom of page).

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

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

RACEROCKS 3D INC. welcomes proposals from Métis artists to create a mural inside the RaceRocks head office, located on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations. Selected artists will weave Métis culture into a visual narrative sharing the story of RaceRocks past, present and future threading together the art of technology and storytelling. RaceRocks head office is located at 104 – 1216 Broad St, in Victoria. The space designated for the mural is the wall located in the office boardroom. For more detailed information and how to apply, visit Proposal deadline Nov 30, 2020.

THE BURNABY ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in the Deer Lake Gallery exhibition, Changing Horizons: Art And Our Ecological Footprint. Artwork should focus on exploring how art can be used to shape our experiences and beliefs around climate change. This can be work that uses the environment as its inspiration, that focuses on the fate of our planet through a political lens, or possibly even offers solutions to the climate crisis. Submission Deadline December 11, 2020. For more detailed information and to apply, visit

GALLERY RING invites artists to submit work for Colourful, an art contest devoted to Colour. Powerful, vibrant, energetic and emotional colour must be the primary, central and undeniable driving force of the composition regardless of subject matter. Monochromatic to multi-coloured works are welcome. Many awards available including "Best In Show" (cash prize and free-entry voucher), Diamond Awards of Excellence, the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Awards, Crystal Awards of Merit and others. All winners and random finalists will be featured and promoted on Gallery Ring's Instagram during the event. Submission deadline Dec 20, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit Exhibition will be in late December 2020.

ARTBOX.PROJET WORLD 1.0 offers an open call to all artists to exhibit and sell their work online, worldwide. Deadline, Dec 24, 2020. For more detailed information, visit or

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


THE CITY OF SURREY requests proposals for two public art calls for artists: Cloverdale Field House Creative Vinyl Window Wrap and Wall & Gate Design for Chimney Heights Park Washroom. Deadline to apply for both calls is Jan 4, 2021 (4 pm).

More detailed information for these calls can be found by clicking on the links above.

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

KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL CENTRE 64 GALLERY invite artists to participate in COVID-19 Unframed. Artists are welcome to submit up to 3 original art pieces in any medium. Artworks must be dropped off latest by Dec 24, 2020. Drop-off by appointment only by contacting Centre 64 administration at 250-427-4919 (leave a message) or email for drop-off guidelines and appointment. For more details and to apply, visit


THE ARTS STATION GALLERY (Fernie District Arts Council) welcomes submissions from solo artists for their 2021 gallery season. Deadline Feb 1, 2021. For more detailed information and to apply, visit

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