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Calls for Entry for BC's artists who paint or draw
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 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSceYJZOUxONijvvLVlqsjVJI-8V_ECneQGroRJ0K-o47tkCRg/viewform
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 https://artswhistler.com/anonymous
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 https://artsco.ca/exhibit-with-artscape/ e-mail email@example.com 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 www.artvancouver.net
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.blackberrygiftshop.ca
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 email@example.com 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 http://www.burnabyartscouncil.org/news/2022-call-for-exhibition-proposals/
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 https://www.artgallerykimberley.com/). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 https://www.portcoquitlam.ca/recreation/leigh-square-community-arts-village/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info about Deep Cove Winery: www.deepcovewinery.ca 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 https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1324
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 https://theartsstation.com/uncategorized/blue-gallery-show-call-for-entry/
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: email@example.com
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: https://artswhistler.wufoo.eu/forms/the-gallery-artist-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 https://www.worksofheartproject.com/heart-gallery
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 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUYp9hoJfQTVsyocno3OoSjxcoNM-xNhaWir5cWLxDST3oXA/viewform
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 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ehuqmgfc4ug1ylc/2021_Small%20Works%20Entry%20Form%20Final.pdf?dl=0
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 kimberleyarts.com/artstore Questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#label/Notes%2FFor+next+issue?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1
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 www.mindandmatterart.com e-mail email@example.com or phone 604-536-6460. Copies of Mary Mikelson’s book “Mind and Matter: Life with Arnold Mikelson” are available at the gallery.
MISSION ARTS COUNCIL (33529 First Ave, Mission) accepts submissions from Lower Mainland artists for exhibitions in the Rock Family Gallery and Doris Paterson Atelier, both in the Mission Arts Centre. There is also exhibit space to artists and artisans at the Mission Leisure Centre, as well as in the gift cases located in the Mission Arts Centre. Info and entry form: 604-829-0029, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.missionartscouncil.ca
MYARTCLUB.COM offers artists a website showcase for three images free. Expand your internet exposure on a website already showing hundreds of artists. Build links to your existing website to augment your audience. If you haven’t yet joined the internet art scene, start here: http://www.MyArtClub.com
NARROWS ART RETREAT reopens its artist residencies in Nelson, BC. For more information, visit www.thenarrowsbc.com 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 https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1831
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 http://newwestartists.com/welcome/ To view their current calls for entry visit http://newwestartists.com/submit/
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 email@example.com 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 placedesarts.ca 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 https://placedesarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2022_2023-General-Exhibitions-Application-Form_fillable.pdf
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.portmoodylibrary.ca
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 pomoarts.ca/exhibitions/gallery-exhibition-proposal-application
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 https://www.tworiversgallery.ca/exhibitions/for-artists/
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 https://www.jccgv.com/art-and-culture/gallery/ (scroll to bottom of page) or download the submission form at https://www.jccgv.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Call-For-Submission-form2018.pdf The Gallery is also available to rent for an art exhibition or other use. Contact the gallery director for information: Linda, 604-638-7277 or email@example.com
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 https://squamishartscouncil.com/community-galleries/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com For more info and to see past Artist Talks, visit http://sagabc.com/thursday-artist-talks/
SURREY ART GALLERY (13750 – 88 Ave, Surrey) welcomes proposals from artists and guest curators. Ongoing deadline. For more information visit https://www.surrey.ca/arts-culture/surrey-art-gallery/calling-all-artists
SURREY PUBLIC LIBRARIES (all City of Surrey branches) offer display space for local artists in their libraries. Displays run for one month. Contact any of the Surrey libraries (by phone or in-person) and ask for the art display coordinator. For a list of Surrey Libraries visit: https://surreylibraries.ca/locations Application form is at https://surreylibraries.ca/sites/default/files/documents/DisplaySpaceApplication.pdf
WILDLIFE HABITAT CANADA invites submissions for their annual art competition. For more information on the organization, visit https://whc.org/the-stamp/art-competition/ To be placed on their distribution mailing list or more information on the competition, email Amanda Mangan, Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com Visit www.watershedartworks.ca
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 https://xchangesgallery.org/opportunities-2/submissions/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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See Recently Arrived Calls below for Calls For Entry that missed this issue's publication deadline.