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

Oct-Nov-Dec 2021  

Volume 25 Number 4

BC's Calls for Entry

THE ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL announces an open call for the 6th Annual Anonymous Art Show Fundraiser, opening November 6, 2021. The exhibition will be hosted both digitally on the Abbotsford Arts Council website with a possible in-person component at the Kariton Art Gallery. All ages and skill levels welcome. Submission deadline has been extended to Oct 12, 2021.  For more details and to apply, visit

ANONYMOUS ART SHOW 2022, presented by Arts Whistler, returns to the Maury Young Arts Centre on April 8, 2022. This annual event is a fundraiser for Arts Whistler. Participating artists must complete the registration form online or at the front desk at Arts Whistler when dropping off artwork. Artwork drop-off and registration form are due by Feb 20, 2022. For full details and to register, 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.

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

ART VANCOUVER, Western Canadas largest art fair, is open for registrations for 2022. Registration deadline Feb 20, 2022. Register at


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, approximately one day each month depending on the season. For information and membership form: 604-931-2008 ext. 102, e-mail or visit


BURNABY ARTS COUNCIL in partnership with Single V Coffee offers Pop-Up Exhibition opportunities to early-career artists. Emerging artists seeking an opportunity to showcase their work can e-mail for info.

BURNABY ARTS COUNCIL invites 2D, 3D, and installation artwork for their 2022 Deer Lake Gallery exhibition program. Welcomes all artists working with all media including but not limited to painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, wood, metalwork and installation work. Photography or digital mixed media work may sell prints otherwise all other work must be original. Artists can submit individually or as part of a group. Exhibition proposals should include the artist’s intentions, theme, idea or concept. Accepted exhibitions will last between six to eight weeks with an opening reception and the opportunity to host artist talks, workshops, or meet & greets with the artist(s). Submission deadline Dec. 1, 2021. For full details, visit

CHRISTMAS POP-UP ART GALLERY at the Laundromat Art Gallery in Kimberley invites local and regional artists to participate, Dec 2021. The Laundromat Art Gallery is a private gallery in the heart of Kimberley’s revitalized, historic downtown pedestrian area. Since the building housed laundry facilities for 50 years, it was decided to keep calling it “The Laundromat” with a little nod to Andy Warhol's “The Factory”, hence its pop-art logo design (visit the website at The Laundromat Art Gallery will represent original artwork and artists, and build meaningful and lasting relationships with artists, art collectors, and the community. The Gallery will feature original fine, functional, and decorative art by mostly local and regional artists. The gallery also provides space to hold meetings, receptions, workshops, and other events (contact for availability). The Gallery’s official opening is planned for 2022. The Christmas Pop-Up Gallery will be held in December 2021: To receive more details and the registration form by e-mail, contact

THE CITY OF PORT COQUITLAM invites artists to submit applications for the 2022 Artist-in-Residence program. This 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. The program encourages artists to work collaboratively with community members in initiatives where the participants take a central role as creators, producers, and performers, or as active audiences for the project. Apply online at under Opportunities for Artists. Submission deadline Dec 17, 2021.

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 info about Deep Cove Winery: or follow @deepcovewinery

FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS presents the 2021 Ten Squared Exhibition. Open to all artists living in Canada. Accepts any subject or style on a substrate that is exactly 10” x 10” and at least 1 ½” thick. Entries are $10 per piece and artists can submit up to ten artworks. No maximum price restriction on submissions and all sales are shared 50% / 50% between artist and the Federation. Submission deadline Oct 15, 2021. For more information and to submit work, visit

FERNIE ARTS STATION invites artists to participate in the group exhibit “Blue.” Welcomes all experience levels and artwork can be a range of mediums and styles, but the theme must be Blue. Submission deadline Nov 5, 2021. Show will run until Christmas. For more information and to apply, visit

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

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

THE KARITON GALLERY is accepting proposals for handmade artisan products for the 2021 Holiday Market. Welcomes a range of price points and feature a wide variety of artisan work. Preference among similar items will be given to Abbotsford residents but residents of other municipalities are welcome to apply. Examples of products accepted but not limited to include Art prints & Cards, stationery & stickers, mugs, jewelry, handmade bath and body products, fibre art products including knits, quilts & handmade toys, and pottery. Artisans may set their own prices, with 30% commission going to the Abbotsford Arts Council. Application deadline Nov 1, 2021. Visit

KENT HARRISON ARTS COUNCIL (KHAC) invites artists to participate in their Small Works Show 2021. The Small Works Show is open to new and established artists and to both KHAC members and non-members. Panels for this show can be purchased at the Ranger Station Art Gallery. KHAC will provide one free 10"x10" panel per membership. Additional panels are $10. Non-members pay $10 per panel. Entrants may submit up to three panels each. Drop off works at the Ranger Station Art Gallery (weekdays 10-4 pm and weekends 12-4 pm.) The exhibition is Nov 6 – 28. Submission deadline Nov 5 at 4 pm. For more information and the entry form, visit

KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL (KAC) is accepting original art for the soon-to-be-launched online art store. Accepting works from all artists, in Kimberley and beyond. Artists can sell up to 3 original art pieces in any medium for a maximum of 3 months. Admission fee $5 per art piece. Art pieces to enter the online store on the1st and 15th of each month. Submission deadlines 13th and second to last day of each month. 70% of sale price to artist, 30% of sale price towards Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 (KAC)'s visual arts programs. Sales taxes are charged and administered by KAC (sales prices are subject to 5% GST and 7% PST). Sales prices DO NOT include shipping. Artist is responsible for packaging and shipping sold artwork within 3 days after purchase. Free promotion on KAC website, newsletter, on social media, at Centre 64. Each art piece can only be submitted to the store once. Submission form at Questions, e-mail

THE LANGLEY CENTENNIAL MUSEUM invites artists to submit artwork, in any medium, for consideration in the Foyer Art 2022 Program. Open to all Lower Mainland artists, however preference will be given to artists who are residents of the Township of Langley. Submission deadline Nov 30, 2021, midnight. For more details and to apply, visit

MIND AND MATTER GALLERY invite artists to display artwork in the gallery, on a monthly basis. Bio and a few pictures of artwork are 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:

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

NATIONAL OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTERS’ SOCIETY (NOAPS) 2021 FALL INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EXHIBITION. Application deadline Oct 24, 2021, at midnight Pacific Time. Application Fee $30 for the first image and $10 each additional image. Max 5 images. Awards: Best of show $1,000; Total Cash and Sponsor Awards $4,500.00. 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. For more information and to apply, visit

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

PARC RETIREMENT LIVING (Burnaby) offers an opportunity for artists to bring art into the lives of those in the PARC Senior Residences. Artists would have a solo show for a week to display and sell their artwork to seniors in Burnaby. If interested, contact Linda by e-mail at or phone 604-558-7484.

PLACE DES ARTS seeks artists/groups to exhibit in two of their public exhibition spaces: the Leonore Peyton Salon (LPS) and the Mezzanine during the 2022/2023 exhibition season. Virtual tours of each exhibition will be created and made accessible on while each exhibition is on view at Place des Arts. Submission deadline Nov 15, 2021. For full exhibition guidelines and to download the application form, visit

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 watercolour, oil, mixed media, and photography. 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 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

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. For more information, visit

THE ROLLIN ART CENTRE (Port Alberni) invites local artists to participate in their first COVID Invitational ART Exhibit. Welcomes work that was created during this past year. Exhibit held Oct 5 - 30, 2021. Apply well before the show dates. Any medium, 1-3 pieces will be accepted. Applications are available at the Rollin Art Centre. 3061-8th Ave, or phone 250-724-3412 for more info.

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 (scroll to bottom of page) or download the submission form at  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

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

SURREY ART GALLERY ASSOCIATION invites local and regional artists to present illustrated talks and demonstrations during their Thursday Artist Talks, held Thursday evenings, September through June. This free program provides an opportunity for artists to expose their work and ideas to the public. The evening talks are followed by conversation over coffee. Artists interested in presenting their work at a Thursday Artist Talk can e-mail  For more info and to see past Artist Talks, visit

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

WILDLIFE HABITAT CANADA invites submissions for their annual art competition. For more information on the organization, visit To be placed on their distribution mailing list or more information on the competition, email Amanda Mangan, Project Manager

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

XCHANGES GALLERY (Victoria) is accepting submissions for their 2022–2023 Public Exhibitions Program (September 2022 to June 2023), Submission deadline Feb 28, 2022. Artists and curators from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are invited to submit proposals for Xchanges’ next Gallery season. Xchanges programming encourages a range of visual arts mediums with a particular interest in exhibiting the diverse practices of artists in the early stages of their career and those who have taken a new departure with their work. For more details and to apply, 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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Fraser Valley Watermedia Society (FVWS) Online Fall Art Show, Nov 1 to 30, 2021 at The Show features a wide range of new watermedia paintings by local artists including works done in acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, and pen & wash. All works are available for purchase by sending a request to the FVWS using the Contact Us page on their website of by e-mail: FVWS is a group of around twenty-five artists who in preCOVID times met weekly for meetings, workshops, and other events. For over 25 the group has presented annual art shows at the Clearbrook Library. The society also has held exhibitions of their work at The Reach Gallery Museum and the Kariton Art Gallery. Due to ongoing COVID restrictions, the members have been working online and posting artwork on the society website and Facebook page. This fall will see a return to some limited physical meetings of member artists. For further information about the Fraser Valley Watermedia Society, visit Facebook - or contact the FVWS by e-mail at


Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam) presents from Sept 3 – Oct 20, 2021, Creative Connections, various mediums by SD43 Teachers and Sovereign Elevations, acrylics, inks and sculptures by Kiranjot Kaur. From Oct 29 – Dec 16, 2021, on view are Figurative Abstractions, charcoal, pastels and acrylics by Elsa Chesnel; and Nature in Watercolour, watercolours by Carol Rui. Gallery visitors are encouraged to make an appointment to view the exhibition spaces. To book, call 604-664-1636 ext. 0.



For the Love of Art show & sale, Nov 6 & 7, 2021 (10 am-5 pm) at Harris Barn, in Ladner (4140 Arthur Drive). Free admission, scavenger hunt, door prizes. For more information visit

South Delta Artists Guild presents Creative Women -- Colouring our Future, Nov 4 to 14, at Gallery 1710 (1710 56th St, Tsawwassen, beside the South Delta Rec Centre). Features the artwork of five long-standing members of the Guild, Catherine Sheppard, Menchu Abel, Lorna Wladichuk, Sharee Reynolds, and Mary Ellen Bullock. The show includes five art giveaways, with any $20 purchase (drawn Nov 14, 1 pm).


Fort Gallery (9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley) presents Affecting Wild Territory by Port Coquitlam artist Sarah Ronald. The exhibition begins with an opening reception held at the gallery on Oct 1. An online Philosopher’s Café featuring the artist in conversation with Fort Langley zoologist and environmental consultant Phil Henderson will be held on Oct 14. Ronald will also be creating a pop-up hand-drawn outdoor animation projection called “Encounter” beginning Oct 2 (7:30 pm outside the Fort Gallery). The projection will be on view at several different locations, dates and times around Fort Langley during the run of the exhibition. For more information, visit


Kamloops Arts Council Galleries, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour Street West) presents Your Daily Vacation Destination" by Kamloops artist Julie Senger. The exhibit runs until Oct 16, 2021.


Garibaldi Art Club presents its Fall Show at the ACT Arts Centre (11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge), Nov 27 to Dec 18. The club's 83 members exhibit a wide variety of styles and mediums with the theme A Touch of Red. The ACT Arts Centre gallery is operating with all COVID protocols in place. For more information about the Garibaldi Art Club, visit


Studio Connexion Gallery (203 Fifth Avenue N.W) presents Nelson artist Brigitte Debois, exhibiting 14 new Plein Air paintings for her series "In the Air" which runs from Sept 14 to Oct 2 and possibly extended to Oct 9th. The Winter Group Show is also part of the official program this year, offering more than 20 artists and their original art pieces on time for Christmas shopping. Studio Connexion also offers two painting workshops: One with Brigitte Debois and the other with Québec artist Marc Grandbois at the Valley of the Springs Winery in Nakusp. For more information about the gallery and the painting workshops, phone 250-265-8888 or visit



Art Focus begins their new season with regular monthly demos, after a summer of weekly Plein Air painting sessions. At the Outlet in Leigh Square Arts Village, Port Coquitlam, the art group’s first in-house demo will be given by graphite and watercolour artist Wendy Mould on Oct 27. The Nov 24 demo will be presented by multi-media artist Suzanne Amendalagine. Guests are welcome. Information regarding the club's activities can be found on their website at


The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) 2021/22 (at Mahon Hall, 166 Lower Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island) Opening Gala Sept 24, 6-10 pm. Online and in-person voting for People’s Choice Award begins Sept 24, 6 pm and closes Oct 22, 5 pm. SSNAP Finalist Exhibition Sept 25 to Oct 25 (open daily 10-5 pm). SSNAP Gala Awards Night Oct 23, 6 – 10 pm (Award winners announced). Associated Events at the ArtSpring Gallery (100 Jackson Ave, Salt Spring Island): Parallel Art Show, Sept 25 to Oct 17, 10-4 pm. Parallel Art Show Opening Gala, Sept 26, 6 – 9 pm (Parallel Art Show Award Winners also announced at the SSNAP Gala Awards Night). Visit for more information and tickets.


Serious Coffee presents The Audacious Art Alliance exhibiting artwork by “Earth Girl” Alexandria Taylor, Win Konijn, Linda “Gord” Gordon, and others until Oct 31. Serious Coffee is next to McDonald's at 6661 Sooke Rd. For more information phone 250-380-8090.


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 (13450 - 104 Avenue) presents until Dec 11, 2021, q̓ʷɑti̓cɑ: k̓ʷam̓k̓ʷəm̓ tə šxʷhəliʔ / Phyllis Atkins: Divine Connection. Life-and spirit-affirming artworks that draw from Coast Salish tradition and show the artist's connection to the world. Also showing until Dec 11, Sandeep Johal: What If? Step into a world reimagined with resilient South Asian women. For more information on these and other exhibits, visit


Centre A (Unit 205 - 268 Keefer Street) presents Sona Safaei-Sooreh:
Revolving: A Family Tale
, showing until Nov 27, 2021. Curated by Henry Heng Lu.  A multimedia exhibition that revisits the semi-colonial history of the Iranian Oil Industry by Sona Safaei-Sooreh. In part, it takes the form of a comic script, printed in traditional tabloid-size newspapers, attempting to compare the story of the nationalization of the Iranian Oil Industry with present-day political affairs. For more information, 604-683-8326 visit or e-mail


Silk Purse Arts Centre (1570 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver) presents Perceptions, until Oct 24. Acrylic and gouache paintings by Juilan Growcott.

Kay Meek Arts Centre (1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver) presents Below the Surface, Oct 1 – 31. Artists Monica Gewurz and Karen Marki, present colourful and textured pieces evocative of natural and urban environments.


Vernon Public Art Gallery (3228 31 Ave) presents Beairsto Anti-Racist Project, by the students at Beairsto School, showing until Oct 19, 2021. As a peaceful protest against the racist propaganda which was distributed around schools in the community in the fall of 2020, École Beairsto and the Vernon Public Art Gallery present a collaborative social justice project as a way to speak up against hate. In the fall of 2020, hundreds of flyers on pieces of white paper with the headline ‘Wake Up’ along with a list of several web pages that promote racism and Nazism, were found scattered outside several Vernon schools, leaving many parents and staff seriously concerned, shocked and saddened. The 715 self-portraits will form a rainbow mosaic of diversity that highlights the differences that make each one of us special. The project will not only feature 715 canvases with a self-portrait of each student; but also an anti-racist banner that will be hung outside the school; and a special mini-documentary. The workshop portion and the mini-documentary portions of the project are sponsored by the Social Planning Council North Okanagan and funded by a provincial government grant through the Resilience BC program.


Xchanges Gallery (2333 Government Street, Suite 6E) has several exhibitions over the next few months. For more information, visit

Some paint comes across directly onto the nervous system and other paint tells you the story in a long diatribe through the brain.

       ~ Francis Bacon

1. What prompted Pablo Picasso's famous Blue Period?

2. Name the artist sentenced to death by the Pope after killing a man.

3. What artist sold a portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio for over $1 million?

4. What is the title of Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ?

ANSWERS: 1. between 1901 and 1904, Picasso painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of mostly blue and blue-green. According to the artist himself, this period was an artistic response to his depression over the death of Carlos Casagemas, a friend who shot himself. 2. In 1606, Caravaggio killed (probably unintentionally) a young man named Ranuccio Tomassoni. The circumstances of their fight was thought to be a quarrel over a gambling debt and a tennis game.

3. Elizabeth Peyton's portait, entitled Leonardo, sold at Christie's New York in 2013. 4. Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World) was painted between 1506 and 1513. 

I have no fear of making changes, destroying the

image, etc., because the painting has a life

of its own.

    ~ Jackson Pollock

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The following Calls arrived after this current issue was e-mailed to its subscribers. Subscribers are immediately e-mailed any Calls that miss each issue's publication deadline. In addition, those Recently arrived Calls are posted here for easy reference.


PLEASE NOTE: Only Recent Calls will be added after each issue circulates. Shows & Events that arrived late (after each issue's deadline) will not be added. 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 must arrive on or before each issue's deadline to be published (see deadlines posted above).

GALLERY RING invites all artists to participate in Abstract, a contest devoted to abstract works of art. Many awards available. All winners and random finalists will be featured and promoted on Gallery Ring's Instagram during the event. 2-dimensional artwork including photography/digital in any artistic style from traditional and realistic to abstract and experimental is welcome. $20 US for 1-3 artworks. The submission deadline has been extended to Oct 25, 2021. For more details and to submit work, visit  
SNOWED-IN presented by Kimberley Arts Council, invites artists to participate in this winter-themed exhibition at Centre 64 Gallery. Artists are invited to submit up to 3 original art pieces in any medium. Art pieces can be submitted for Centre 64 Gallery exhibition ONLY or for BOTH Centre 64 Gallery AND online gallery exhibition. For Gallery submissions: Artworks must be dropped off latest by Nov 19, 2021. Drop-off by appointment only. Physical distancing rules will apply. All artworks submitted must have name of artist and title attached. Hanging artworks must be equipped with appropriate hanging hardware and be mounted or framed for display. For the online Gallery submissions: Artworks must be submitted by e-mail to by Nov 23, 2021. If artwork submitted is for sale, it must be, for the duration of the exhibition, available only through and not sold elsewhere. For more detailed information, visit

Artists are asked to watch the video links below to ensure they are submitting the best quality photograph for the online gallery: "How to Photograph a Painting, Step by Step," by Artists Network Staff: and "How to Photograph your art," by Tyler Stalman,

VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE (VCAC) invites submissions for The Masters Are My Muse, to be exhibited Oct 29 to Nov 22. Submission deadline Oct 27, 2021. The VCAC and the Arts Council of North Okanagan (ACNO) welcome artwork that is inspired by the Masters. Any artistic medium (paint, print, glass, fibre, clay, metal, wood, etc.) can be used. For more information, visit or download the entry form at Questions? Contact the VCAC at 250-542-6243 or

KIMBERLEY ARTS AT CENTRE 64 invites artists to participate in Challenge Accepted! to be shown in the Gallery Jan 4 – 29, 2022. Participants are asked to pick up a mystery package to see what object will inspire them to create their masterpiece. All Artists will receive the same object. The object becomes the muse. This opportunity is limited to 30 artists. Muse objects are available for pick up at Centre 64 until Oct 22. Artwork must be dropped off at Centre 64 by Dec 22. A signed contract must be submitted along with artwork (contract can be picked up and filled in when dropping off submissions or e-mail For more information, visit


GALLERY RING invites submissions for the new Artists of the Month contest. A Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Crystal artist of November will be named. Submission deadline Nov 1, 2021. Fees are $20 U.S. for 1-2 artworks. For more information, visit

SMITHERS ART GALLERY is now accepting applications for their 2022 season which runs Feb through Nov. Applications due Oct 29, 2021. Members and non-members are invited to apply, although members receive reduced commissions rate on sales. For more detailed information and to apply, visit

THE VINTAGE AND HANDMADE ART SOCIETY (VHS) offers vendor opportunities at the Yaletown Roundhouse Market (Vancouver), on Dec 4, 2021. Strict COVID protocols in place. Vendor rates: Option A, $155 for 8ft vendor space. Option B, $250 for 16ft vendor space. For more information and to reserve space, visit

GALLERY RING presents its online Holiday Advent Show. The subject matter is the choice of the artist. Artwork does not have to be holiday-themed. Submission deadline Nov 29, 2021. For more details and to submit work, visit

GALLERY RING invites submissions for a contest devoted to works of art that focus on people. The art can depict a single person or crowds or any number in between. The fee is $20 US for 1-3 pieces. Submission deadline Nov 22, 2021. 2D artwork including photography/digital is welcome. Many awards are available. For more details and to submit artwork, visit

CARRY-ON! 2021 CENTRE A HOLIDAY ART MARKET (Vancouver) invites all artists to participate. Submission deadline Nov 13, 2021.  This Holiday Art Market encourages artists to submit artworks that can fit in a carry-on suitcase. The selected artworks will be featured and on display at Centre A for silent auction from Dec 4 to 18, 2021. An opening event will be held on Dec 3, 2021, 4 - 7 pm. Submission is free and will be juried by the Centre A curatorial team. For more details and to submit art, visit

DEER LAKE GALLERY (Burnaby) invites submissions for 2D, 3D, and installation artwork for their 2022 exhibition program. Welcomes all artists working with all media including but not limited to painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, wood, metalwork and installation work. Photography or digital mixed media work may sell prints otherwise all other work must be original. Artists can submit individually or as part of a group. Accepted exhibitions will last between six to eight weeks with an opening reception and the opportunity to host artist talks, workshops, or meet & greet with the artist(s). There is no submission deadline: applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the 2022 exhibition schedule is full. For more details, visit

LANGLEY ART COUNCIL (LAC) invites submission for their annual Incognito Exhibition, a major fundraiser for the LAC. Artists remain anonymous until after the work has been sold. Participating artists are required to sign only the back of the piece to keep their identity unknown. Once a painting is purchased, it is removed from the wall and replaced with a sold tag, revealing the artist’s name. Incognito will be exhibited at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre (26770 29th Ave., Aldergrove) Nov 25, 2021 to Jan 12, 2022. Submission deadline Nov 10, 2021. For more details and to submit work, visit

THE LANDMARK POP-UPTOWN GALLERY (White Rock) invites proposals from local artists for the 2022 to 2023 (Sept through Aug) seasons. Welcomes proposals from teams of artists wishing to display and sell art at the Landmark Pop Uptown Gallery 15140 North Bluff Road (Central Plaza). At least one of the artists or curators must reside in White Rock or South Surrey in order to be eligible for the use of this space. For more details and to apply, visit or

EMERGING CANADIAN ARTISTS are invited to participate in Colossus, premiering early Spring 2022 in New Westminster. Participants are encouraged to create new work to fit the theme Colossus or submit recently completed works that may fit the theme. Art accepted includes visual arts, poetry, performance, dance, music, film, and New Media. Deadline to apply is Dec 29, 2021. For more details and to submit work e-mail Artists are asked to include an example of work (ie. a link to an art Instagram, website, portfolio, etc.), an artist statement/bio, and a description of the piece(s) to be submitted. No submission fees.

THE ARTS STATION GALLERY (Fernie) invites solo artists to apply for the gallery’s 2022 exhibition season. Application deadline Jan 5, 2022. Applicants are encouraged to read the Gallery 2022 information before applying and it is also recommended to attend a professional development session before completing an application. For more details and to apply, visit

MULTIFAITH ACTION SOCIETY welcomes submissions for its 2023 Multifaith Calendar. The theme for this year’s annual competition is “Building our Future Together.” Each artist may submit up to five pieces in any medium that personifies this theme. Submission deadline Jan 31, 2022. 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

INVIGORATED – A COLLECTION OF NEW WORKS held at the Vernon Community Arts Centre invites submissions. Exhibit held Jan 7 to 31, 2022 Submission deadline Jan 5, 2022.  January marks the middle of winter and symbolises the prospect of spring where the days gradually become lighter, and life is invigorated. Since the New Year is time for clean slates, fresh starts, new visions, and renewed energy, this was the decided theme for the first exhibit in 2022. Subject matter and medium are the artists choice, with 2D and 3D work always welcomed. This is not a juried exhibit, therefore artists are not required to apply in advance. Drop-off artwork Jan 5, 9-9 pm. Pick-up Feb 1, 9-9 pm. For full submission details including size restrictions, visit

Entry form is available at: Exhibitors must hold a current Arts Council of the North Okanagan (ACNO) membership (new members always welcome).

GALLERY RING invites submission for its December Artists of the Month contest. Submission deadline is Dec 1, 2021. Fees: $20 (U.S.) for 1-2 artworks. There is no theme for this contest. The subject matter is the choice of the artist. 2D artwork including photography/digital is eligible. All artistic styles from realistic and traditional to abstract and experimental are welcome. For more details and to submit work, visit

VICTORIA ARTS COUNCIL (VAC) invites artists to participate in Little Gems 2021 holiday show and sale. Open to VAC members only: To renew or purchase a membership, visit Event takes place at 1800 Store Street, Victoria, Dec 4 to 19, open daily 11 to 5 pm. Welcomes original works of art, craft, cards. This is a non-juried show and sale. Artwork is to be delivered Nov 29 and Nov 30, 10 to 6 pm. For more details and to register, visit


GALLERY RING invites all artists to participate in 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 are available. 2D artwork including photography/digital in all artistic styles from realistic and traditional to abstract and experimental is welcome. $20 US for 1-3 artworks. Submission deadline extended to Dec 30, 2021. For details and to submit work, visit

THE LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL (LAC) invites BC-Based Portrait Artists to compete in the 2022 Portrait Artist of the Year Competition. Exhibition dates are Feb 22 to March 3, 2022, at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre (26770 29th Ave, Aldergrove). Artists are asked to enter three works for consideration for the first round of judging. Submission deadline is Jan 24, 2022. The second round of judging involves a live portrait painting competition on Feb 25, 2022 (10 - 4:00 pm). For more detailed information and to apply, visit Fees: LAC Members $8; Non-members $15.

JUST PETS - ART COMPETITION presented by The Arts Council of Surrey (ACS) as part of their ongoing annual “Just Series.” These juried exhibits are featured in the ACS Gallery at the Newton Cultural Centre. Artists are invited to submit original artwork related to the theme “Just Pets.” Artists are free to interpret the theme as creatively as they would like. For more details and registration, visit Entry deadline Jan 7, 2022. Exhibition dates Feb 2 to 25, 2022.

WILD AUCTION 2022, Pacific Wild’s annual auction fundraiser for wildlife and conservation in BC, invites artists to take part by creating a work of art related to BC wildlife. Event held April 10-15, 2022, Deadline to register is Feb 15, 2022. Only works on paper, un-stretched canvas, or prints will be accepted. For more information, visit

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