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Volume 24 Number 3
BC's Calls for Entry . . .
Message from the editor . . .
Some of the Calls listed below were also published in the last issue. I've checked to verify they are still occurring and haven't been changed due to the pandemic. My apologies for any I have overlooked. Also, changes may have been made after I checked the websites and
some may still be in the decision stages about cancelling or postponing their event.
Eve Lees, editor, The Artist's Journal
ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL invites applications for Creative & Unconventional, a digital exhibition featuring artworks created from household items. Submission deadline July 26, 2020. For more information and submission guidelines, visit https://www.abbotsfordartscouncil.com/open-calls EDITOR"S NOTE: This is typically not the type "Call" specifically for artists who paint or draw that is published in The Artist's Journal. However, it has been included in this issue to help artists express their creativity while opportunities are limited during this pandemic).
ANIMAL, presented by Gallery Ring, invites 2D artworks of animals in all shapes and sizes, from domestic to wild, including birds, fish and other sea creatures, frogs and lizards, bees and butterflies: All critters who do not identify as human. All finalists will be featured and promoted on Gallery Ring's Instagram during the event. Deadline to submit work July 19, 2020. Exhibition online in late July 2020. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.galleryring.org/call-for-entry.html
ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIONAL EXHIBITION (AIRS) invites all artists to participate in this open competition. Submission deadline Aug 4, 2020. The Annual International Representational Exhibition, hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver, is an international juried competition in representational artistic excellence. Cash prizes are awarded for the top three artists and each exhibiting artist is also featured in a print exhibition catalogue. Prizes include, First place $1,500; Second place, $1,000; Third place $500. Exhibition dates are Sept 14 to Oct 4, 2020, at the Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver (on Granville Island). Submission link: https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1109
ART IN MOTION invites artists to publish their own open-edition prints. Prints are distributed in over 75 countries to galleries, boutiques, designers, and home decor and art retailers. For more information, visit
ArtsCan RESOURCE NETWORK SOCIETY is an empowered, connected, and collaborative arts organization designed to build and connect a visible, sustainable, thriving creative community. ArtsCan membership is free: Get listed in their online directory and get connected! For more info, visit www.ArtsCan.ca email members@ArtsCan.ca or call 778-590-2989 or 778-833-4136.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-861-4123.
ART VANCOUVER will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, Sept 24-27, 2020. The art fair features artwork from art galleries and artists across Canada and around the World. Application deadline Sept 1, 2020. For more details, fees, and to apply, visit https://www.artvancouver.net/exhibitors or email email@example.com to request an Information Package.
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ARTS ALIVE (27th annual), Aug 15, is now accepting vendors for 2020. Features over 200 visual and performing artists in Langley (McBurney Plaza, Fraser Highway, between 204 and 206 Street). This free, family event includes live musical performances, artists and artisans showcasing a myriad of mediums, live demonstrations, a children's venue and special performance surprises throughout the day. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.downtownlangley.com/events-calendar/arts-alive-festival
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.blackberrygiftshop.ca
BRITISH PACIFIC PROPERTIES once again hosts their annual Paint on the Mountain Plein Air Painting Competition in August 2020. Artists can digitally submit samples of their plein air artwork for jury consideration until July 8, 2020. For more detailed information, visit https://www.paintonthemountain.com/
Click on the image to view Jeanne's profile in a new window.
orn in The Netherlands, I immigrated to Canada and have lived in Vancouver since 1999 (and have subscribed to
The Artist’s Journal since my early years in Vancouver).
I received formal training in the European art tradition in The Netherlands and France. Creating art has always been a part of my life. First, while I was working in health care, where I used different art forms to communicate with clients/patients. More than 25 years now I have been an independent artist and art educator.
I love to work in series. This allows me to go deeper into the theme of my paintings and explore different
angles and approaches. My latest series is based on lines out of the book The Little Prince. Layering
mixed media techniques are my choice of artistic expression, not only in my own artwork but also
when I mentor and coach student artists. I offer workshops, both in B.C. and beyond, and private
studio sessions at my art studio in Vancouver.
I have extensive exhibit experience both national and international
in public and commercial galleries. I am a recipient of the BC award
for excellence in Post Secondary Art Education. And reviews of my
work have been published by Reader’s Digest, several national and
local newspapers, Channel M, Global and CBC TV and radio.
In addition to pieces that
have been commissioned by
individuals and corporations,
a great deal of my work is
sold at exhibits. Over the
years many of my paintings
have found homes in Europe,
North and South America,
Australia, South Africa,
China, and Japan.
Editor's Note: Featured subscribers are chosen 'lottery style.' They are not received as submissions or suggestions.
CLOVERDALE MARKET DAYS 2020 seeks artist vendors for the following dates: July 18, Aug 15, and Sept 19. The marked is held in historic downtown Cloverdale, 176 St between 56A and 58 Ave, 10 am – 3 pm. Vendor fees apply. For more information visit www.cloverdale-ae.ca or e-mail email@example.com
COMOX VALLEY AIRPORT/YQQ and COMOX VALLEY ARTS invite artists to exhibit their work in the Airport. Open to all artists in Comox/Strathcona and North. Nominal fee per submission. Next artist intake starts in July 2020. Visit https://www.comoxvalleyarts.com/what-we-do/yqq-artist-submission/ for details.
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 information about Deep Cove Winery: www.deepcovewinery.ca or follow @deepcovewinery
DOWNTOWN COURTENAY SUMMER STREET MARKETS held each Wednesday, June through September, is now accepting vendors. For more information, registration details (and any changes due to COVID-19) visit https://www.comoxvalleyarts.com/summer-street-markets-open-for-business/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cvcac+%28Comox+Valley+Community+Arts+Council%29&mc_cid=bc0b630487&mc_eid=3fc34ec7f0
Contact Roxsane at 604-525-5107 or email email@example.com
Her work can be found on Facebook (Roxsane K. Tiernan) and on both the Burnaby
Artists Guild and South Delta Artists Guild Facebook pages.
Also visit roxsanetiernan.com on My Art Club.com, and
www.roxsanetiernanartandsoul.com and www.roxsanetiernanwriting.com
Roxsane’s book Art and Soul features her poetry and artworks together.
Click on the image to view Roxsane's profile in a new window.
oxsane was born and raised in the Greater Vancouver area. She became an
international educator teaching high school and marketing for the district in Korea,
Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Mexico.
She is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) showing in over 70 juried
shows. Roxsane studied Applied Arts at Capilano College in the mid-seventies and
started painting seriously in 2000 after joining the FCA and Burnaby Artists Guild. She
enjoys the challenge of interpreting local nature using chigiri-e (Japanese torn paper collage). Roxsane offers
workshops and lessons in this technique even in Finland and Manitoba.
Roxsane joined the North West Collage Society which is centered in Seattle. Her work
was featured on their posters and invitations. She has won several awards locally and
internationally, mostly for mixed media or chigiri-e pieces.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
HARRISON FESTIVAL SOCIETY once again hosts their annual markets, inviting artists and artisans to apply. For information and to register for The Festival Artisan Market (juried) on July 11&12 and July 17 – 19, visit https://harrisonfestival.com/festival/artisan-market/ The Harrison Country Craft Market is an annual indoor market held on the Labour Day weekend, Sept 5 & 6. For more information and to register for the Country Craft Market, visit https://harrisonfestival.com/events/harrison-country-craft-market/
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
HOT WET ART CITY and THE ARTS FACTORY welcomes BC's artists to participate in STICKY 2: A Post-It Note Art Show, that was to be held in April at The Arts Factory (281 Industrial Ave, Vancouver) has been postponed to October 3. Art submission deadline Sept 25, 2020. STICKY 2 features hundreds of tiny, original, pieces of art made on 3×3 inch Post-It notes. Last year, over 140 artists contributed 6–10 pieces each, with every one of the 1000+ Post-It notes priced at $20/each. The event offers art from local and international talent at a very affordable price. Art will be removed from the wall as it’s sold. For more detailed information and to apply, visit http://hotartwetcity.com/sticky2/
ISLAND ORIGINALS annual outdoor art show and sale (at Comox Marian Park in Comox), held the second weekend in August is postponed for 2020. Check for updates at www.ioart.ca For more information e-mail email@example.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/islandoriginalsart/
THE KENT HARRISON ARTS COUNCIL offers several Pop-Up, short-term residencies in 2020 (four days to one week long) at the Ranger Station Art Gallery. All disciplines and proposals considered. $100 honorarium. Dates available (10-4 pm daily): July 2 to 6; Sept 28 to Oct 2. Artists interested in using the gallery as their own studio to interact with the public are asked to e-mail a letter of interest and their website link to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, visit http://www.kentharrisonartscouncil.com/pop-up-artist-residency.html
LIMITLESS Online Exhibition and Competition invites both emerging and experienced artists to participate in this entirely online competition. Presented by the Federation of Canadian Artists. $1,000 in cash prizes to be awarded as well as a feature in a month-long online exhibition at artists.ca and federationgallery.com For more information and to submit work, visit https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1131 Submission deadline July 26, 2020.
Art enables us to find ourselves and
lose ourselves at the same time.
~ Thomas Merton
MIND AND MATTER GALLERY invites artists to display artwork in their gallery, on a monthly basis. Bio and a few pictures of artwork required. The Mind and Matter Gallery (13743, 16th Ave, South Surrey) was founded by Mary Mikelson and the late Arnold Mikelson, a renowned local and international artist. For more info visit 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
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/
OLIVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL invites participants to its annual Fall Art Show & Sale, Oct 3 & 4. The theme for this multimedia art exhibit, competition, and sale is Artist’s Choice. For more information and entry form, visit www.oliverartscouncil.org or e-mail email@example.com Entry deadline Sept 11; Artwork delivery Oct 3. Maximum 2 pieces per artist.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information, check out the gallery at https://www.thequarantinedgallery.com
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, email@example.com or visit www.library.portmoody.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. 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
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 https://www.seymourartgallery.com/exhibitions/calls-for-artists/
SEYMOUR ART GALLERY invites 2021 Exhibition Proposals, Welcomes exhibitions and artwork that will challenge visitors and provoke conversation. It is strongly recommended that applicants visit the gallery in person and review past exhibitions on the website before applying. Submission deadline Sept 10, 2020. For full application guidelines, visit https://www.seymourartgallery.com/exhibitions/exhibition-proposals/
SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY (950 West 41st Ave. Vancouver) offers an ongoing Call for Artists to artists in the Jewish community and/or art with a Jewish theme. Applications can be for solo, duo or group shows. For more information visit https://www.jccgv.com/content/jcc-cultural-arts The Gallery is also available to rent for an art exhibition or other use. Contact the gallery director for information: Linda, 604-638-7277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL welcomes proposals each year for the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sechelt Art Centre. Invites proposals for exhibitions and artwork that will challenge visitors, provoke conversation and explore pressing current concerns. Membership in the SCAC is not required in order to make a submission to the gallery, but selected artists must become members if they are selected to exhibit. Submission deadline June 30, 2020. For more details, visit https://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/call-for-submissions/
SURREY ART GALLERY ASSOCIATION invites local and regional artists to present illustrated talks and demonstrations during their Thursday Artist Talks, held Thursday evenings, September through June, in the Surrey Art Gallery. This free program provides an opportunity for artists to expose their work and ideas to the public. The evening talks are followed by conversation over coffee. Artists interested in presenting their work at a Thursday Artist Talk e-mail email@example.com View the next Thursday Artist Talk at http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/1538.aspx
SURREY ART GALLERY (13750 – 88 Ave, Surrey) welcomes proposals from artists and guest curators. Ongoing deadline. For more information visit www.surrey.ca/artgallery
SURREY PUBLIC LIBRARIES (all City of Surrey branches) offer display space for local artists in their libraries. Displays run for one month. Contact any of the Surrey libraries (by phone or in person) and ask for the art display coordinator. For a list of Surrey Libraries visit: https://surreylibraries.ca/locations Application form is at https://surreylibraries.ca/sites/default/files/documents/DisplaySpaceApplication.pdf
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 https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1163 Submission deadline Nov 8, 2020.
TRANSFORMATIONS VIRTUAL EXHIBITION, presented by the West Vancouver Community Arts Council (WVCAC), invites artists to share their work in this virtual exhibition on their website. Transformations welcomes work that embraces the theme of transformation - from the change in seasons to the transitions in life; from the reshaping of society to the adaptations made during the pandemic. Artwork will be shown online from July 7 to Aug 7. The exhibition will be promoted through social media & other online avenues. Any sales will be commission-free & handled by the artist by directing interested parties to their Artist Member Profile. Participants must be, or become, members of the WVCAC. Submission deadline July 3. For more information and to register, visit https://westvanartscouncil.ca/event-3873580
THE UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CLUB OF VANCOUVER AT HYCROFT invites art submissions from established and emerging artists for future exhibitions. Submission deadline July 31, 2020, 5 pm. To receive an application form, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
THE VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL invites its members of any age or any ability to display their artwork created during the forced isolation of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The exhibit Art Through Isolation will be held at the Vernon Community Arts Centre Gallery, July 4 to 20. Participants must be (or become) members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan. Any artistic medium and style are welcome. Work can include pieces created as part of the Vernon Arts Challenge. Drop off artwork Thursday, July 2. Pick up on Tuesday, July 21. Drop off and pick up days are often busy at the Centre, therefore to maintain social distancing and control the number of people in the building, artists are advised to call ahead and arrange a time to drop off and pick up artwork. The Centre is open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, with the exception of mid-day cleaning closure for one hour between 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Entry forms are available at the front desk (Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704A Hwy 6 in Polson Park) or downloaded here:
For more information, visit https://mailchi.mp/0ec283c37b07/call-for-artists-1373820?e=49373ad147, phone 250-542-6243 or e-mail email@example.com
THE VINEYARD ART SERIES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Gallery 6 invites all BC artists to participate in their Vineyard Art Series. Deadline ongoing. Gallery 6 has partnered with several Fraser Valley and Okanagan wineries to bring fine art to the vineyard. Artists in a variety of styles and mediums are invited to showcase and sell their work in a series of art exhibitions throughout BC’s Interior and the Lower Mainland. Exhibit locations are outdoors on vineyard grounds. The Vineyard Series is not intended to be an art market. It is designed as a fine art exhibition showcasing the best local modern, abstract, impressionist, first nations, expressionist, etc. works in paint or sculpted form. Interested artists are invited to e-mail their name, phone number, e-mail address, website, and photos of 7 art pieces. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://gallery6.ca/call-to-artists/
WATERSHED ARTWORK GALLERY SHOP in North Delta invites local artists to apply to show and sell their work in the gallery shop, in the North Delta Recreation Centre (11415 84th Ave). Welcomes paintings and more. Contact 604-596-1029 or firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.watershedartworks.ca
WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL seeks submissions from artists & artisans for consignment to their gallery shop, The Art Box. The Art Box, situated in the Silk Purse Arts Centre, is in a busy location close to the West Vancouver Seawalk (1570 Argyle Avenue). Welcomes submissions for art cards: greeting cards featuring your original artwork or reproductions of your original artwork. Artwork can be any subject/media: landscapes, still life, abstract, paintings, photos, paper art, and more! Art cards must come with an appropriately sized envelope & protective plastic sleeve. The Art Box retains 25% of the sale price as commission. Artist commission cheques are distributed quarterly. Membership in the WVCAC is required to consign items (to become a member visit https://westvanartscouncil.ca/invitation). Contact Ardis Nelson, the Art Box Coordinator at email@example.com or 604-925-7292 to schedule a time to submit your work.
WILDLIFE HABITAT CANADA (WHC) invites Canadian artists to participate in the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (1-800-669-7919 x265). For more information on the Art Competition, previous winners/entries, and about WHC, visit: http://whc.org/programs/art-competition/
YOUTH ARTS COUNCIL OF SURREY (YACOS) under the umbrella of the Arts Council of Surrey, is run by youth for youth (ages 13-21) who want to become involved with the local arts community. YACOS offers opportunities for young people in the visual, performing and literary arts including talent shows, one-act playwriting performances, canvas coffee houses (open mic), workshops and fashion shows. For more information: email@example.com
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~ Salvador Dali
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Abbotsford Arts Council presents three online exhibitions for the 2020 summer season: A Little Bit of Art, July 1-22, featuring small inspirational works to uplift and encourage in difficult times; Simultaneity Art Show, July 10-18, showcasing art by, for, about, and in allyship with LGBTQ 2S+ intersectional community; and Creative & Unconventional, August 1-22, art made from the creative use of household items. https://abbotsfordartscouncil.com/gallery/
West Fine Art Show, September 18 - 20, 2020, now in its eleventh year, once again presents a talented group of artists, creating an exceptional destination art show, that welcomes attendees throughout the weekend. The show is held at the Glass House Estate Winery, located at 23449 0 Avenue in Langley. Parking and admission are free. Show hours: Fri 5–9 pm; Sat 11–7 pm; Sun 11–5 pm. A portion of all art sales will be donated to the Langley Hospice Society. For more show details and a complete list of participating artists and their work, visit: www.westart.ca
Studio Connexion Art Gallery (203 Fifth Ave, NW Nakusp) presents until July 11, artist Pat Palmer from Nanoose Bay, shows a new series of abstract paintings created especially for the gallery. July 14 to Aug 1, Allan Dunfield exhibits his West Coast landscapes. From Aug 4 o 22, local artist Betty Fahlman returns for a second exhibition with scenery from the area. Currently, during the worldwide pandemic, the Gallery will be open by appointment only (a reopening will be re-evaluated as the gallery season moves forward). Appointments can be booked by phoning 250-265-8888. Year-round, Studio Connexion Art Gallery features other fine artworks by artists across Canada. For more information about these and other exhibits, phone 250-265-8888.
Art in the Orchard, July 25, 10-4 pm at 4309 Corbett Rd. on Pender Island. Enjoy visual arts, music, and afternoon tea in a Heritage orchard and farmhouse. Free admission. For more information (and for COVID-19 updates), contact Margaret Alpen, email@example.com or 250-629-6608.
The Penticton Art Gallery (199 Marina Way, Penticton) presents Happy Little Accidents, the largest Bob Ross exhibition in history, featuring 32 of his original paintings, and the first of its kind in Canada. The March show has been rescheduled to July 2020. Visit the website for updates: http://pentictonartgallery.com/ or phone 250-493-2928. Those wanting a refund for their ticket, phone the Gallery at 250-493-2928. Those wanting to reserve a spot once it is rescheduled, let the Gallery know: They are experiencing a high volume of calls and will reply as soon as possible.
Art Focus Artists' Association's regular activities are currently on hold due to COVID-19. Members are participating in Zoom meetings and engaging in plein-air painting during the summer. A virtual Art Show to replace the Spring Show that was cancelled is in the early stages of planning. If venues are re-opened by September, Art Focus will host a Demo by oil painter Mark Pytlos on Sept 23, 7-9 pm at the Outlet in downtown Port Coquitlam. Art Focus Demos are always free and open to the public. For updates, visit their website at artfocusartists.wixsite.com/afaa or follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pocoartfocus
ANSWERS: 1. Piet Mondrian (1872 - 1944) is best known for his non-representational paintings (he called compositions) consisting of rectangular forms of red, yellow, blue or black, separated by thick, black rectilinear lines.
2. In 1890, at the age of 37, Van Gogh shot himself in the chest and died from his injuries two days later.
3. Salvadore Dali. 4. Oslo.
1. Name the Dutch artist best known for paintings containing mostly
squares and rectangles.
2. How did the troubled artist Vincent van Gogh die?
3. Name the Spanish artist best known for his 'hallucinatory' paintings.
SURREY / WHITE ROCK
Mind and Matter Gallery (13743, 16 Ave, South Surrey) founded by Mary Mikelson and the late Arnold Mikelson, offers a wide variety of artwork of guest exhibitors on a rotating monthly basis, as well as the works of the late Arnold Mikelson, renowned local and international artist. Gallery hours: 12-6 pm daily. For information about the current exhibit, visit www.mindandmatterart.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-536-6460. Mary Mikelson’s book Mind and Matter: Life with Arnold Mikelson is available for purchase at the gallery.
South Surrey and White Rock Art Society present The Coast Capital Playhouse Exhibition and Sale of paintings. All art on display is for sale in this ongoing rotating art exhibition of paintings by members of the South Surrey and White Rock Art Society. Paintings can be viewed Tues-Sat 1-5pm at Coast Capital Playhouse (1532 Johnston Road, White Rock) http://artsociety.ca/events/ The art group also offers weekend art workshops to their members and non-members. For full details visit http://artsociety.ca/education/weekend-workshops/
South Surrey and White Rock Art Society present The Peninsula Medical Clinic Exhibition and Sale of paintings. This is an ongoing rotating art exhibition of paintings by members of the Art Society. All art on display is for sale. http://artsociety.ca/ Peninsula Medical Clinic Address: 109 - 15388 24 Ave, Surrey. Phone: 604-532-4131. View paintings Mon-Fri 8-6pm or Sat-Sun 9-5pm.
Wild 'n Free a virtual show by artist Wendy Mould, AFCA, CDM at www.artscouncilofsurrey.com, August 1-31, 2020. Canadian Wildlife Artist Wendy Mould shares her passion through her paintings and drawings, reflecting the inspiration she derives from being in nature. Enjoy the artwork of life of the Wild 'n Free, such as a young bald eagle resting on an old snag, a female seal tending her young pup on a sunbaked rock, a pair a finch perched on an old wood barrel nestled in the bush. Wendy combines graphite and watercolour to bring her work to life; “I feel I have succeeded when I see someone stop and ponder by my painting and suddenly smile, as they make a connection with my subject.” The show includes a video artist statement about the show, an introduction to wildlife in Book Art and a selection of Wendy’s latest works.
The Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) presents informative Thursday Artist Talks at the Surrey Art Gallery (13750-88 Ave,
Surrey), 7:30-9pm in the Program Room. The evening talks are followed by conversation over coffee and light snacks. For details
about the next artist speaker, visit http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/1538.aspx
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. ~ Francis Bacon
ART VANCOUVER 6th Annual Vancouver International Art Fair, originally scheduled for April 16 to 19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, is now set for Sept 24 to 27. Features more than 100 artists displaying over 1,200 pieces of artwork. The art fair also includes an extensive program including the Speaker Series and panel talk, art demonstrations, guided tours and art classes. Art Vancouver was founded in 2015 by the Vancouver Visual Art Foundation. This local non-profit works to promote local Vancouver and British Columbia artists both within their community and across the world.
The North Shore Artists' Guild 2020 Online Summer Art Sale, June 27-July 31. Visit https://nsartists.ca/ to view paintings by this art group, active since 1947.
Arts Whistler's Anonymous Art Show has been moved to September 2020. In addition, the format has been changed for this year, to make the event compatible with COVID-19 health regulations. The Anonymous Art Show provides the opportunity to buy impressive original art produced by the Sea to Sky creative community. Adding to the mystery, each participating artist’s identity ‒ whether established or an up-and-coming talent ‒ is kept secret until after purchase. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit https://artswhistler.com/anonymous?utm_source=Arts+Whistler&utm_campaign=dcf89f076e-Arts+Scene+%7C+October+5+-+11_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9750a1e08-dcf89f076e-433528645
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Outdoor Sketching with Wendy Mould. Locations: North Surrey Parks. Experience the joy of sketching without pressure. Maximum 3 students. Covid Rules applied. $45 Beginner to Advanced welcome. Tuesday, July 30, August 6, 13, 20. 10 am to 12:30 pm. email@example.com 604-314-2232
NETWORK SERVICE FOR ARTISTS: ArtsCan Resource Network Society is an empowered, connected, and collaborative arts organization designed to build and connect a visible, sustainable, thriving creative community. ArtsCan membership is free: Get listed in their online directory and get connected! Visit www.ArtsCan.ca for more information, email members@ArtsCan.ca or call 778-590-2989 or 778-833-4136 – they’ll be delighted to hear from you!
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ART CLUB DEMO OR CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Using the News Media as a free promotional tool. Social media is effective to promote your arts event or your private art show, but don't ignore the many who still don't 'do' social media! Newspapers and magazines (and television and radio) can also be cost-free promotional opportunities. But you have to know how to approach this 'media' to ensure your news will be published. Eve Lees, Editor/Publisher of The Artist's Journal offers over 35 years of experience and training as a Graphic Designer and former newspaper editor to teach you how to prepare a proper 'News Release' and many other tips to inform the public about who you are and what you do. Eve will also share Graphic Design techniques and tricks to design your own eye-catching and effective posters and other marketing tools. This information is valuable for Art Clubs and individual artists who want to promote their shows and events. Other interest groups, even business owners (artists or not) can benefit from this presentation. Presentations are available for large or small groups and for individuals. More information here or contact Eve Lees 605-531-8643 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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RICHMOND MARITIME FESTIVAL (17th Annual) invites artists, artisans, performs and Heritage Storytellers to show their talents in this family event during Aug and Sept. Deadline to apply July 8, 2020. The festival features digital displays of family-friendly performances, artisan showcases, and heritage storytelling alongside accessible art installations. For more information and to apply, visit https://richmondartscoalition.com/artist-call-maritime-festival/ The Richmond Maritime Festival is presented in partnership with the City of Richmond and the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site Society, with Production and Artistic Support by Anigraph Productions and the financial support of the Government of Canada.
MIDSUMMER ART'S DREAM (9th Annual) juried art exhibition invites artists to participate, Sept 11-13, 2020 at Lansdowne Centre. Presented by The Community Arts Council of Richmond. Entries may include painting, photography, mixed media, textiles and drawing. A virtual exhibit will also be available. Artists aged 16-21 are encouraged to participate in the young artist category. Submission deadline Aug 1, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.richmondartscouncil.com/uncategorized/2020-midsummer-arts-dream-submissions-now-open/
GLOBAL CALL presented by The Earth Project welcomes artists worldwide to participate in an environmental project, in Snowdonia, North Wales. UK artists with The Earth Project are organizing this online event and invite Canadian artists to curate or submit works for the collection. Artwork submission deadline has been extended to July 27, 2020. For more information, visit https://theearthproject.world/pandemic-people-and-planet/art-lockdown-people-and-planet/ (Editors Note: Calls outside British Columbia are not normally published. However, due to limited Calls at this time of social distancing, exceptions will be made during this pandemic.)
CHILDREN’S ART WEEK, presented by The Earth Project, invites submissions from children up to the age of 16, for a wildlife-themed online exhibition. Join a team of scientists and artists as they track and record, in a “wildlife capsule,” how the climate and planet have changed and is changing. While confined indoors during the lockdown, wildlife has been super active. People from around the world have filmed unusual visits by animals and birds to their homes, as well as unusual levels of bird song. The Earth Project invites young artists (16 yrs or younger) worldwide to become nature detectives and contribute to the global wildlife capsule. What have you noticed about the animal world recently? Submissions for the wildlife capsule can include, Photographs of drawings, paintings, models, cartoons of animals and birds; Photographs, films and sound recordings of animals and birds; Animal and bird descriptions, poems, newspaper articles or letters. Submissions will also be shown on the website. Submission deadline July 27, 2020. To learn more about sharing art with the global community, visit https://theearthproject.world/childrens-art-week/
WEST VANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY invites local young artists to participate in Tell Your Story Anthology: Celebrating Our Essential Heroes. Young writers and artists living in West Vancouver or attending West Vancouver schools are offered this opportunity to turn their original projects into e-books that can be checked out by anyone with a WVML card. This Anthology honours those people who help keep the community running and safe, including (but not limited to) medical & healthcare workers, food vendors, transit operators, maintenance & facilities workers, educators or anyone else that has helped during this extraordinary time. Submission deadline July 22, 2020. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://westvanlibrary.ca/events/tell-your-story-anthology-celebrating-our-essential-heroes-0
ARTS IN COMMUNITY 2020 (Saanich) is accepting applications for 2020 Arts in Community Pop-ups in Saanich. Welcomes musicians, artists, actors, dancers or spoken word artists interested in sharing their art with the community through small pop-up opportunities this summer. A limited number of opportunities are available. To apply, visit https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation-community/arts.html or contact Brenda Weatherston, Community Arts Specialist, Saanich Parks and Recreation, e-mail email@example.com telephone 250-475-5557.
ARTSOLUTELY is a juried show and shopping extravaganza organized by members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan. Artsolutely is open 7 days a week from December 1 to 24 at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (some years starting in late November). The sale features many different mediums such as paintings, drawings, glass, fibre, jewellery, ornaments, pottery, woodcarvings, natural products, and more. Artsolutely is Vernon’s one-stop-shop for fun and unique hand-made Christmas gifts and is also the Art Centre's largest fundraiser of the year. Artists interested in participating in Artsolutely 2020, can find information at https://mcusercontent.com/c99488f29891b4158141c89d5/files/8dc145f8-1cfd-49cf-8528-35d2abeedfd9/Artsolutely_Application_2020.pdf or from the website at www.vernonarts.ca. Applications can also be picked up at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Submission deadline August 8, 4 pm. Artists are not required to be at their booths for the entire month, however, approximately 24 hours of the artist’s time (day/evening/weekend shifts) are a mandatory element of participation for all participants. For questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SEYMOUR ART GALLERY invites black, indigenous, and artist of colour to participate in a juried group exhibition. Eligibility is limited to BIPOC artists living on the unceded lands currently known as British Columbia. Artwork may be individually or collaboratively produced. For full application guidelines, visit
https://www.seymourartgallery.com/exhibitions/calls-for-artists/ Submission deadline August 25, 2020.
THE CITY OF WHITE ROCK invites local artists to submit their qualifications if they are interested in submitting designs for the street banner program, themed "My City by The Sea." Application deadline July 24, 2020, 4 pm. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.whiterockcity.ca/845/Street-Banners
THE DISTRICT OF SPARWOOD invites artists to submit artwork for their Street Art Banner Program 2020. Submissions accepted until August 31, 2020, 11:59 pm. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.sparwood.ca/street-art
SWEETPEA GALLERY (Victoria) welcomes submissions for its first roster of artists to represent in their digital store and in an upcoming exhibition space. Welcomes a wide range of mediums and practices with a focus on early-career artists. The Gallery’s aim is to help launch artists’ careers through marketing and business development support, an online platform, and pop-up gallery spaces. Apply here: https://forms.gle/X2HwFZX5PjLgihho8 or on the website: https://sweetpeagallery.ca/ or by emailing email@example.com Submission deadline July 31, 2020.
THE VANCOUVER VISUAL ART FOUNDATION (VVAF) offers paid opportunities for chalk artists to share their work with the public. VVAF requires the artists to be available during the summer events program “Art Downtown” on Wednesdays at Lot 19 (855 W Hastings St, Vancouver), between 10:30 am – 2 pm, on July 15, 22 & 29; Aug 5, 12, 19 & 26; and Sept 4 & 11. Also, on Fridays at Cathedral Square (566 Richards St, Vancouver), between 10:30 am – 2 pm, on July 10, 17, 24 & 31; Aug 7, 14, 21 & 28; and Sept 4 & 11. Chalk artists interested and available on any of the above dates are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with preferred dates. VVAF has partnered with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) to introduce “Art Downtown,” an outdoor live painting event allowing artists to exhibit their work and connect the Vancouver community with local artists.
GALLERY RING invites artists to participate in their next online exhibition, Land, Water and Sky. Artists are encouraged to submit their interpretations and expressions of one or all three topics, not necessarily combined. Deadline Aug 17, 2020. Aside from the Best in Show Award, the top Land will win the Emerald Award, the top Water will win the Ruby Award and the top Sky will win the Sapphire Award. The Diamond Award of Excellence, Crystal Awards of Merit and other awards are also available. All winners and random Finalists will be featured and promoted on Gallery Ring's Instagram during the event. Fee is $20 US for 1-3 pieces. For more information and to apply, https://www.galleryring.org/prospectus.html
GALLERY RING invites artists to participate in the online exhibition, Solo Art Contest. Artists worldwide are encouraged to submit a portfolio of 8 works of art for consideration. Deadline Sept 15, 2020. Three selected artists will win one of the Solo Ruby, Solo Emerald and Solo Sapphire Awards, each of which comes with a corresponding online Solo Exhibition as the special prize. The winning artists will receive a digital Award Certificate and a special Award Page ideal for use in their portfolios and for sharing the news on social media and websites. 2D artwork, including photography/digital is eligible in all artistic styles from realistic to experimental. The contest is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age, from emerging to established. Fee - $30.00 US per portfolio. For more information and to apply, https://www.galleryring.org/prospectus---solo-show.html
G3 TERMINAL VANCOUVER invites submissions of a graphic design from Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh youth artists. The selected design will help mark G3’s opening and be used on signage and other material. The selected artist will receive an honorarium of $10,000. Deadline Aug 30, 2020. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://g3terminalvancouver.ca/artcall/
THE ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL invites a limited number of artists to participate in their August Art Challenge. Selected artists will be given a mystery box of art supplies which they will use to create a work of art. The completed artwork must be photographed and submitted to the AAC by 5 pm on August 10, 2020. IMPORTANT: Participants must be able to pick up their supply box at the Kariton Art Gallery in Abbotsford on Saturday, Aug 1 (2-4 pm) or Sunday, Aug 2 by appointment. Artists completing the challenge by the deadline will receive an honorarium. Preference will be given in order of application therefore artists are encouraged to apply ASAP. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2020. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://abbotsfordartscouncil.com/august-art-challenge/
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 http://artscouncilofsurrey.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Just-Surrey-2020-INFO.pdf
GRAND PRIX ANNUAL COMPETITION has been cancelled for 2020 in Steveston. However, artists around the world are invited to join the 2020 Grand Prix: International Paint In-Place on August 29. Artists will paint for three hours wherever they are in the world, share their work and location with the hashtag #grandprixofart2020 by midnight for a chance at the social distancing art prizes. Artists are asked to take a photo of their completed painting on location and share it on any social media platform using the hashtag #grandprixofart2020. In addition, artists will email the image to email@example.com to be added to the “COVID Artist Gallery.” Artists must indicate if they are a Professional Artist (Masters Category), Amateur (Open Category) or Youth (under 18 years of age). For more information, visit http://grandprixofart.ca/2020/08/06/2020-international-paint-in-place/
COMOX VALLEY EXHIBITION 2020 will be sponsoring an Artisan Alley in the Rotary Bowl on the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds Aug 28 – 30. A limited number of vendors will be invited and strict Covid-19 protocols in place for the safety of exhibitors, volunteers, and guests. The Artisan Alley may be extended three extra evenings (with no extra fees) if there is enough interest from exhibitors. Exhibitors who would like to extend the event can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Application forms are available at http://cvex.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-Exhibitor-Booth-Application.pdf and for more information, visit https://www.comoxvalleyarts.com/artisan-vendors-sought-for-modified-cvex-in-2020/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cvcac+%28Comox+Valley+Community+Arts+Council%29&mc_cid=4bbb33dcc8&mc_eid=3fc34ec7f0
COMOX VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites their area’s artists to submit work to be shown in the Comox Valley Airport. This year’s them is The Elements (earth, water, fire, air and space, interpreted as the artist wishes). Open to all artists residing in the Comox Valley Airport’s catchment area of Northern Vancouver Island. Boundaries include Parksville, Port Alberni and Ucluelet in the south; Powell River to the east (including Texada, Denman, Hornby, Quadra, Cortes, Alert Bay and Sointula); the Pacific Ocean to the west; and the Pacific Ocean to the north. Submission deadline August 31, 2020. For more information and the application form, visit https://www.comoxvalleyarts.com/what-we-do/yqq-artist-submission/
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 https://www.thereach.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Call-for-submissions_2021-FV-Biennial.pdf
PLACE DES ARTS (Coquitlam) seeks local artists who create things small and beautiful for the 31st Positively Petite: Annual Miniature Exhibition. This year, the annual exhibition will be displayed in the Atrium gallery and in a digital format online, Nov 13 to Dec 17, 2020. Original petite artworks in any mediums are eligible for entry. All two-dimensional artworks must be no larger than 30 square inches, and three-dimensional artworks must be no larger than 60 cubic inches. All works are required to be for sale and Place des Arts retains 30% of the retail price of any artwork(s) sold. Entry deadline Sept 21, 2020. For complete guidelines and the application form, visit http://placedesarts.ca/call-for-artists/
GALLERY RING invites all artists to participate in OPEN, an online contest that does not have any theme or limitations. Any subject matter is eligible as long as it is decent and respectful to all: 2D artwork including photography/digital and all artistic styles from realistic to experimental are welcome. Submission deadline Sept 16, 2020. Fee is $20 US for 1-3 pieces. Several awards available: Best In Show (cash prize, free-entry voucher and juror's comments), Diamond Award of Excellence, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Awards, Crystal Awards of Merit and others. All winning artists receive a digital Award Certificate. Top winners also receive a special Award Page ideal for use in their portfolios and for sharing the news on social media and websites. All winners and random Finalists will receive exposure and promotion on Gallery Ring's Instagram. The contest is open to all emerging and established artists worldwide, 18 years of age or older. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.galleryring.org/prospectus.html
PEACE AND LOVE ART CONTEST provides an opportunity for elementary and high school students to demonstrate their creativity in expressing themselves regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as ongoing racial inequality. Submission deadline Aug 30, 2020. Donations are also accepted, with proceeds going to the St. Paul's Foundation. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://www.youshinefoundation.org/art-contest?mc_cid=94e832893e&mc_eid=[UNIQID]
THE VINTAGE AND HANDMADE ART SOCIETY offers artists a vendor opportunity in their new location at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Sept 19, 11-6 pm (COVID measures in place). All vendors will be under tents for the art market held on the street level of the Art Gallery’s north plaza. Vendor rates: Option A - $160 for a regular space to accommodate one 6’ table; Option B - $225 for a corner space accommodating two 6’ tables; Option C - $375 for an entire 10x10 tent space to accommodate up to four 6’ tables. Table rentals are an additional $15 each (tents are included in the rates). Spaces are filling quickly: Reserve as soon as possible at http://www.vhsmarkets.com/ Those who prefer to pay fees via e-transfer, e-mail email@example.com to arrange payment (be sure to indicate in the message which option is requested). For more information contact Kristina & Justin, at Vintage and Handmade Society, http://www.vhsmarkets.com/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ANKORS ART SLAM FOR HIV, held September 8 - 10, welcomes all forms of artistic expression: visual arts, poetry, theatre, music, photography, videography and more. This is a 72-hour art slam to raise funds to support people living with HIV/AIDS in the Kootenay/Boundary region of BC. For more information contact Amelia at email@example.com or phone 250-505-5506 or visit https://www.ndac.ca/ankors-art-slam-call-for-artists/
VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE invites original artwork for their next exhibit Open Show which includes all mediums, styles, and subjects. Preference given to pieces not yet exhibited in the galley. Exhibit dates Sept 11 to 28, in the Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704a Hwy 6 Vernon. Deadline: drop off work Sept 9, 9:30 am - 8:30 pm. Pick up: Sept 29, 9:30 am - 8:30 pm. Download an entry form at https://mcusercontent.com/c99488f29891b4158141c89d5/files/6c080715-6404-4dc6-9ed7-c142d777495c/2019_Artist_Entry_Form.05.pdf or pick one up at the front desk of the Arts Centre. Exhibitors must be members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan, as the ACNO operates the Vernon Community Arts Centre. New members welcome to join. Questions phone 250-542-6243.
VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE invites original artwork for their next exhibit Animals in Art. Animals have often been a source of inspiration for many artists. From the furry to the feathered and everything in between, animals are companions, live in rural and urban settings, and often reside in myths and legends. All mediums and styles welcome. Preference given to art not yet shown in the gallery. Exhibit dates Oct 2 to 26, 2020. Deadline: drop off Sept 30, 9:30 am - 8:30 pm. Pick up Oct 27, 9:30 am - 8:30 pm at Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704a Hwy 6 Vernon. Download entry form at https://mcusercontent.com/c99488f29891b4158141c89d5/files/6c080715-6404-4dc6-9ed7-c142d777495c/2019_Artist_Entry_Form.05.pdf or pick one up at the front desk. Exhibitors must be members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan, as the ACNO operates the Vernon Community Arts Centre. New members welcome to join. Questions phone 250-542-6243.
KIMBERLEY ARTS CENTRE (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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For the gallery submission form for future exhibitions, visit https://kimberleyarts.com/call-to-artists-november-gallery-exhibition-opening/
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 10, 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: https://abbotsfordartscouncil.com/anonymous-art-show/
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 https://artsvictoria.ca/announcement/43327/view 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 email@example.com 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.
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 https://northvanarts.ca/events-exhibitions/anonymous-art-show-2020-call-for-artists/