Calls for Entry for BC's artists who paint or draw
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Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
Art is a line around
~ Gustav Klimt
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I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.
ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL invites applications from Indigenous artists for Inspired & Indigenous, a digital exhibition celebrating the work of Indigenous artists. Submission deadline: April 30, 2021. For more information and submission guidelines, visit https://www.abbotsfordartscouncil.com/open-calls
ARTRAGEOUS, Kimberly Arts Council's open adjudicated art exhibition, invites artists to participate. This year, the show is celebrating pride. Artists are asked to submit works celebrating social acceptance, self-acceptance, achievements, legal rights, and pride of those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, and queer (LGBTQ). The deadline for the drop-off of work at Centre 64 Gallery is June 4, 2021, 5 pm. For more information and the entry form visit https://kimberleyarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Entry-form_open-art-exhibition_.pdf
ARTS 2021, presented by the Arts Council of Surrey, invites artists to participate in this annual event, held this year June 5 to Aug 29. Submission deadline May 7, 2021. Several awards offered. Entry fees are waived for 2021. This year works will be exhibited online at www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca and the Surrey Art Gallery. For more information dowload the application form at http://artscouncilofsurrey.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ARTS-2021-FINAL-COPY_Fill-able.pdf or e-mail email@example.com with “ARTS 2021” in the subject line.
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.
ARTS ON THE ISLANDS 2021. The second annual Arts on the Islands Regional Exhibition will launch July 1, 2021. This juried exhibition presented by the Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council is open to artists who live (part-time or full-time) in the island communities of Galiano, Mayne, Pender, and Saturna. A broad range of styles and media are welcome, including 2-D, 3-D, and Multimedia. Submission deadline May 21, 2021. There is no fee to participate but membership in the Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council is required. Full details at www.artsontheislands.org
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 DOWNTOWN invites artists to participate in this outdoor summer program, June through September, at the Bentall Centre in downtown Vancouver. Artists exhibit and paint live in an outdoor space, with live music made possible by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and Hudson Pacific Properties. For more detailed information and to register, visit https://www.vanvaf.com/art-downtown
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 email@example.com or visit www.blackberrygiftshop.ca
CHARTING CHANGE ART CONTEST is accepting artwork from young artists aged 14 – 18, who reside in B.C. These young artists are asked to create ART that ACTivates System Change and draws attention to social and environmental injustices in our midst. Submission deadline May 1, 2021. For more details, visit https://chartingchange.accesstomedia.org/
CLOVERDALE MARKET DAYS 2021 (CANCELLED -- KEEP CHECKING WEBSITE FOR UPDATES) invites artists to sell their work as vendors in this 7th annual event. Located in Historic Downtown Cloverdale. Held this year on May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug 21, and Sept 18. The Provincial Health Officer's rules will be implemented. For more information and to apply as a vendor, visit http://www.cloverdale-ae.ca/market-days.html or http://www.cloverdale-ae.ca/vendor-information.html
COLUMBIA BASIN CULTURE TOUR (CBCT), is now accepting registration from artists/venues for the 13th annual tour, taking place Aug 7 & 8, 2021. The CBCT is a self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture, and heritage. Final registration deadline is April 15, 2021 ($25). Early registration is $20 if received by March 31. Participating individuals and venues must be located in the Canadian Columbia Basin, the southeast corner of British Columbia roughly bordered by the communities of Valemount, Golden, Elkford, Creston, Rossland, Arrow Lakes, and Revelstoke. Although not in the Basin, the communities of Grand Forks and Christina Lake are again invited to participate this year. To register, visit www.cbculturetour.com For information phone 1-250-505-5505 or toll-free at 1-877-505-7355. The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a project of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and is funded by Columbia Basin Trust, which supports the social, economic, and environmental well-being of the Columbia Basin.
CRANBROOK AND DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL is now accepting applications from all Kootenay residents for the premier juried exhibit at 1401 Art Space. Application deadline April 15, 2021. For more details and to apply, visit https://www.cranbrookarts.com/
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
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: 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/
GALLERY RING (an online gallery) announces the return of their SOLO ART CONTEST. Artists worldwide are invited to submit a portfolio of their work for consideration (fee $30.00 US). The portfolio must present an organized and cohesive collection of 8 pieces of artwork. The pieces should demonstrate consistency and continuity from one to the next either by subject, theme, or concept and/or by an obvious signature style, method, or technique throughout. The portfolio should offer a fair representation of the artistic vision and message the artist wishes to portray. The subject matter is the choice of the artist. Awards presented to the top three artists. The winners of the awards will have a Solo Exhibition showcasing 8 works of art featured on Gallery Ring's website (only three artists will be selected). Submission deadline, April 30, 2021. For more information and to submit a portfolio, visit https://galleryring.org/prospectus---solo-show.html
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
LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in Creating For Change. This exhibit focuses on the current social issues many face in varying degrees (such as Racism, homophobia, sexism, poverty, climate change, etc.) and brings to light how we all may encounter and grapple with these injustices, yet experience them differently. Exhibition dates are June 18 - Aug 18 in Langley at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre 'Main Hall Gallery' and the 'AIFS Online Galleries'. Submission deadline May 31, 2021. This is an open call: All artists working in any 2D and 3D medium are welcome to apply. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/submit/creating-for-change
MIND AND MATTER GALLERY invite artists to display artwork in the gallery, on a monthly basis. Bio and a few pictures of artwork required. The Mind and Matter Gallery (13743, 16th Ave, South Surrey) was founded by Mary Mikelson and the late Arnold Mikelson, a renowned local and international artist. For more information and to display your work, visit www.mindandmatterart.com e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 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.
THE NATIONAL OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTERS’ SOCIETY (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters worldwide to participate. This international juried online competition is 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 to this open competition. Up to 200 artworks are accepted into the show and eligible for awards. Offering $4500 in total awards; $1000 for Best of Show. Submission deadline April 11, 2021. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.noaps.org/2021-spring-on-line-prospectus
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/
OUTSIDERS AND OTHERS (Vancouver) invites artists to participate in International UFO Day. Submission deadline April 30, 2021. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://www.outsidersandothers.com/news
PAINT THE TRAIN. Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society invites artwork about BC Electric and steam railways (passenger, freight and logging) in the historic region of Surrey and Langley. All media acceptable. Submission deadline Aug 21, 2021. For more information, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/submit/paint-the-train or contact The Arts Council of Surrey firstname.lastname@example.org
PEACE LIARD REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL invites their region's artists to participate in Wild Words North Art Exhibit 2021. Submission deadline Aug 31, 2021. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.peaceliardarts.org/words-north/2021-wild-words-north-line-up-and-schedule/wild-words-north-art-exhibit-2021/
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, email@example.com 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
2021 REGIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBIT presented by Peace Liard Regional Arts Council, invites all artists in the Peace Liard region to submit work. Submission Deadline April 26. For more detailed information see the brochure at https://www.peaceliardarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/RJAE-2021-Brochure.pdf or the registration form at https://www.peaceliardarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-RJAE-Registration-Form.pdf
THE RICHMOND ARTS COALITION invites emerging and established artists from Richmond and nearby communities to participate in ArtRich 2021 (4th annual) at the Richmond Art Gallery. The exhibition takes place from Dec 3, 2021 to Jan 2, 2022. ArtRich 2021 profiles artists with a connection to the Lower Mainland. Entries are not expected to fit a specific theme. In addition, ArtRich-selected artists will be considered for the No.3 Road Art Column Exhibition from Feb 1, 2022 to Aug 1, 2022 and provided with a $1,500 artist fee. Printing and installation costs will be the responsibility of the City of Richmond. (For more information about the No.3 Road Art Columns, visit: www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/whatsnew) The submission deadline for ArtRich is Sept 10, 2021. There is no entry fee, however, all participants must be (or become) members of the Richmond Arts Coalition. For more information and to apply visit http://richmondartscoalition.com/artrich2021/ Submission form is at http://www.richmondartscoalition.com/artrichsubmissions/
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 available at the Rollin Art Centre. 3061-8th Ave, or phone 250-724-3412 for more info.
SALT SPRING NATIONAL ART PRIZE annual event submission deadline May 31, 2021. Offering 10 prize awards totaling $41,000. For more
detailed information and to submit work, visit https://saltspringartprize.ca/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2021 SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW is open to all visual artists living on Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands. Artists can submit images of up to three works online for consideration to this Vancouver Island juried art show. The Show runs July 23 to Aug 2, 2021. $12,000 in awards for outstanding work. 375 works of art accepted. Juried show, panel of 3 art professionals. Submission deadline May 25, 2021. For more detailed information and to submit visit www.sookefinearts.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 held in November of each year, with submissions due by mid to end of October. 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 email@example.com
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
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
2021 YOUTH ART EXHIBIT presented by the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council, invites all young Peace Liard artists (3 - 12 years of age) to submit work. Submission deadline April 27. For more details, visit https://www.peaceliardarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/RJAE-YOUTH-card-2021.pdf
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Growing up cruising and exploring British Columbia’s beautiful and rugged coastline, skiing and investigating its lush mountains and forests, all resulted in Catherine’s profound love and respect for the wilderness, habitats and the creatures that call these places their home. As a result, the major themes of Catherine’s paintings describe these areas in all their seasonal changes, most often, however, while they are covered in snow, something dear to the heart of this one-time explorer.
Catherine is self-taught with the exception of a few workshops from well-respected artists. She has been a full-time, practising artist for over 35 years and paints in the acrylic medium. Many of her drawings are of local birds, preferring the Prismacolour coloured pencil and ink media for these.
She was invited into membership by the Mondial Art Academia in southern France and was later offered their prestigious Artiste de Mois Award in 2020. Catherine received her Signature Status with the Federation of Canadian Artists in the same year and has won many awards for her work. Her work is recognized for its unique style, brilliant colour associations, along with excellent drawing skills.
Catherine has finished commissions for Hollywood North and one
of her pieces is contracted to the well-known Rogers Chocolates Ltd.
on Vancouver Island.
She lives and works in White Rock, B.C.
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As a young child, I spent countless hours wandering in the forest. It was a different time and this freedom yielded a sacred relationship with trees, light-flooded forest oases, richly delineated underbrush, and speckled umbrellas of leaves.
As an adult, I rediscovered these mysteries in the mid-island streams, rivers, and forests of the Pacific Rim: Qualicum Beach, Ucluelet, and Tofino, British Columbia. There is much silence yet these areas pulse with life. Golden light threads through tree domes and the air are heavy with ocean spray and oxygen. One can sleep and dream here. This is why I paint the forests of Vancouver Island.
In addition, I am blessed with three granddaughters who are an endless source of inspiration. My easel is always busy.
My education is deep: Bachelor’s, S.F.U., Master’s, U.B.C. and many courses from Emily Carr Art Institute. Work experience includes 35 years of teaching, culminating in teaching Art 8-12 and Advanced Placement Studio Art. In addition,
I have given many workshops in drawing, painting, and the principles and elements of design.
I have participated in numerous shows through the Federation of Canadian Artists and I have been featured in Arts Avenue Magazine various times. Current shows include an exhibition at The Old School House in Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo and
Arrowsmith F.C.A., Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen, and a sold-out solo show in Tianjin, China.
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Kwantlen Polytechnic University 2021 grad show exhibition 17/21 showcases 17 emerging artists graduating from Kwantlen Polytechnic University's 2021 Bachelor of Fine Arts program. The Zoom celebration is April 16, 7-8:30 pm. The public is invited to watch on Zoom, to meet the artists, view their work as they launch their website, and celebrate with the grads. Join the Zoom meeting Apr 16, 2021, 7 pm Pacific Time (U.S. and Canada) at https://zoom.us/j/91661219128?pwd=QloyTzFsMGtMa1BPSU9OU1NDd3ErZz09 Meeting ID: 916 6121 9128 Passcode: 8nCmjj Follow on Instagram @KPUgradshow1721
Abbotsford Arts Council presents three Spring digital exhibitions: Vibrant Femmes, April 3-24, featuring the colourful works of Dona Park and Kiranjot Kaur; The Real & the Imagined, May 1-29, featuring dreamy pieces by Janna Kumi, Jessie Na and Nazgol Shokatfadaei; and Inspired & Indigenous, June 5-26, celebrating the art of local Indigenous artists with featured artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties. https://abbotsfordartscouncil.com/now-showing/
The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society holds its annual Spring Show
as an Online Art Show, May 1 to May 31. Featuring a wide range of new watermedia paintings by local artists including works in acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, and pen & wash. The Show can be accessed at the FVWS website www.fvwatermediasociety.com All works are available for purchase. To complete a purchase, send your request to the FVWS email at email@example.com to be put in contact with the artist.
The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society is a group, formed 25 years ago, of approximately thirty artists who in preCOVID times met weekly for meetings, workshops, and other events. For more information, including galleries of our paintings, visit https://www.fvwatermediasociety.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1741590846170534/ or contact the FVWS by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam) presents April 1 – May 27: Open Spaces, various mediums by Grp4Art in the Leonore Peyton Salon. Please note, due to COVID-19 individuals and core bubble groups must make an appointment to view the exhibition spaces. Phone 604-664-1636 ext. 0 to book.
Gabriola Arts Council presents Arts on Gabriola, an online exhibition featuring 58 Gabriola artists in their studios and will eventually include many more, as well as artists from Mudge and DeCourcy. The site is quite large and may take several hours to see all the artists. Note: Each artist's page has information on how to contact them directly, view their website and various places they appear online. Visitors can also view the artist's collections, which will change over time. Visit https://theartsongabriola.ca/
The Kamloops Arts Council presents at the Old Courthouse (in the KAC Main and Hallway Galleries), until April 17, 2021, Off the Hill by the art group Sun Peaks ArtZone. Presented in conjunction with a photography exhibit (in the KAC Alcove) On The Hill, of images in and around Sun Peaks by Bill Fell. For more information, visit https://kamloopsarts.ca/events/event/off-the-hill-by-sunpeaks-artzone-in-the-kac-main-and-hallway-galleries/
West Fine Art Show, April 9-30, 2021. Entering its 12th year, the show features 18 artists in a virtual exhibition at www.westart.ca A portion of all art sales will be donated to the Langley School District Foundation.
The Fort Gallery (9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley) presents Neil Peter Dyck: Recent Paintings and Drawings. Features ink drawings created on a trip within BC during the pandemic. Showing March 30 to April 10. for more information, phone 604-888-7411 or visit www.fortgallery.ca
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Art Studio Tour 2021, April 17 to June 26, 2021. The 2021 tour “Sharing Joy” is an extended exhibition in collaboration with The ACT Arts Centre. The exhibit explores how art brings joy, especially in challenging times. Features paintings in all mediums, functional pottery, ceramic sculptures, jewelry, sculpture, paper arts, functional art, mosaics, and more. Pre-book free, timed-entry gallery tickets at theactmapleridge.org/art-studio-tour for a rigorously-cleaned and safely-distanced visit. Email inquiries to email@example.com
Studio Connexion Art Gallery (203 Fifth Ave, NW) presents expressionist style artist Marc Grandbois, May 14 - 29. Calgary artist Janet B. Armstrong will exhibit her landscape, wildlife, and nature paintings from June 22 to July 10. For more information or to book an appointment to visit the gallery, phone 250-265-8888. Please bring your mask. Follow the daily posts on Facebook at www.facebook.com/studioconnexiongallery
The Rollin Art Centre (3061 - 8th Ave) presents April 1 – 30, Jim Sears, Coastal Influences: Pen & Ink, w/watercolour. Exhibited May 5 – 29, paintings by Robert Hall (watercolor landscapes, portraits). Showing June 1 to Aug 21, a group exhibit with Sue Thomas, Jillian Mayne, Ann McIvor, and Colleen Clancy (paintings, pottery, graphic design, jewelry) For more information visit www.alberniarts.com
Art Focus Artists Association of Port Coquitlam have joined with Babylon Film Studios in co-operation with Tri-Cities Community TV to create their Visions and Vistas virtual art show. Enjoy iconic scenes of Port Coquitlam and over 80 original artworks by visiting
artfocusartistsassociation.com Art Focus continues to present demos by professional artists. These demos are also on-line and accessed for a full month through their website. Throughout the summer, Art Focus Plein air painters will be producing works that will be posted on their website.
Art Focus has been active in the Port Coquitlam community for over 27 years. To learn more about the art club, visit their website https://artfocusartistsassociation.com Follow the group on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pocoartfocus
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.
Surrey Art Gallery (13750 88 Avenue) presents Art by Secondary School Students, until April 30, 2021. For more information visit https://www.surrey.ca/arts-culture/surrey-art-gallery/exhibitions/art-surrey-secondary-school-students?utm_source=Art+Gallery&utm_campaign=SAG+%7C+February+2021&utm_medium=email
The White Rock Museum presents Regarding White Rock, until May 25. This exhibit draws on works from the civic art collection that feature White Rock as their subject matter. Enjoy both the natural and built beauty of the community while recognizing the ways in which the location has provided inspiration for generations of artists. For more information visit http://www.whiterockmuseum.ca/exhibits/
Caroun Art Gallery (1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver) presents
Nowrouz Group Exhibition, in celebration of Persian New Year, April 3-17, 2021, 4-8 pm (Tue-Sat); 12-4 pm by appointment. Features work by members of Caroun Gallery: Fatemeh Ghazali, Haleh Talaei,
MohammadHossein Nikoopour Deylami, Nafiseh Shayan Shakib,
Nargess Jalali Delia, Parastoo Pornoor, Shahram Gholyan, and Somayeh Hashemi. Spring Group Exhibition, May 15-30, 2021, 4-8 pm (Tue-Sat); 12-4 pm by appointment. Includes works by Haleh Talaei,
MohammadHossein Nikoopour Deylami, Nafiseh Shayan
Shakib, Nargess Jalali Delia, Parastoo Pornoor, Shahram Gholyan, and Shiva Partovi. For more information, visit www.Caroun.net
The Vancouver Visual Art Foundation presents several exhibits at the Art@Bentall gallery, including works by Tori Swanson, an intuitive artist who focuses on the spiritual nature of art. Art@Bental is located in the Bentall Centre Mall (595 Burrard, Suite 305, Vancouver). To learn more, visit https://www.vanvaf.com/art-bentall
Libby Leshgold Gallery (Emily Carr University, 520 1st Ave E, Vancouver) presents an exhibition of Northwest Coast Indigenous Art until May 1, 2021. Features contemporary artwork from some of British Columbia’s most accomplished contemporary Indigenous artists. For more information, visit http://libby.ecuad.ca/exhibitions/2021/emut-being-home.html
North Van Arts presents their annual North Shore Art Crawl, online until April 12, 2021. Visit https://northvanarts.ca/art-crawl-participants-2021-2/
Seymour Art Gallery (4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver) presents the 16th annual Start With Art, until April 17, 2021. This show focuses on encouraging young people to appreciate, collect, and curate their own art collection – with a special price list just for kids 16 and younger. Exhibiting artists also offer advice for budding artists and spark the idea in kids that one day their work could be shown in a gallery, too.
The B1 Gallery (2109 Alberta Street, Vancouver) presents Trifecta, a group show featuring the works of Jace Kim, Jeremy Henrickson, and Dimitri Sirenko. 3 Artists. 3 distinct styles. For more information, visit https://www.thebeaumontstudios.com/b1-gallery/
Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver) presents Imagine Van Gogh, the Immersive Exhibition, showing until Aug 29, 2021. Enjoy this unique digital presentation of the artist's work. Accompanied by the music of composers Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Bach, Delibes and Satiewith. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.imagine-vangogh.com/about/#2
The Caetani Cultural Centre Society presents its new permanent exhibit, Sveva Caetani’s iconic life work, Recapitulation. The series, which includes more than 50 unique watercolour paintings documenting Caetani’s life story and outlook on life, has been under the care of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) in Edmonton for close to 35 years. The AFA shipped the paintings to the late artist's childhood home in Vernon, which now serves as the Caetani Cultural Centre, on March 19. The intention is that they will now be displayed in the community that Caetani loved. This summer, the Caetani Centre is offering tours of Sveva’s artwork along with Caetani family artifacts and memorabilia for the first time since the house was donated to the Greater Vernon community in 1994. Sveva’s story has already been the inspiration for many books and films, and the Caetani Centre expects to be busy once its doors officially open this summer. COVID-19 guidelines and protocols will be in effect. Tours are expected to begin by July and will be limited to small groups and/or bubbles following public health guidelines. To book a tour online, visit Caetani.org or call the Caetani Centre office at 250-275-1525.
4th Annual Teeny Tiny Arts Show at The Galley at the Maury Young Arts Centre, until May 1, 2021. All mini masterpieces under 3 by 3 inches, created by over 170 artists from the Sea to Sky Corridor. For more information and to view and purchase works online, visit https://artswhistler.com/event/exhibit-teeny-tiny-show?instance_id=89692
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5. Vermillion is a shade of what colour?
ANSWERS: 1. Pentimento. 2. Mona Lisa. 3. Andy Warhol. 4. Malaga, Spain in 1881. 5. Vermillion is a brilliant red pigment.
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GALLERY RING (an online gallery) invites all artists to participate in an exhibition entitled Anything. The theme is open and the subject matter is the artist's choice. Many awards are available. All winners and random finalists will be featured and promoted on Gallery Ring's Instagram during the event. Submission deadline April 19, 2021. Exhibition scheduled for late April, 2021. For more details and to apply, visit https://galleryring.org/prospectus.html
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 the month. Submission deadlines 13th and second to last day of the month. 70% of sale price to artist, 30% of sale price towards Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 (KAC)'s visual arts programs. Sales taxes 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 of sold artwork within 3 days after purchase. Free promotion on KAC website, in KAC newsletter, on social media, at Centre 64. Each art piece can only be submitted to the online store once. Submission form available soon at kimberleyarts.com/artstore For questions, e-mail email@example.com
NORTH VAN ARTS invites art submissions for the You Are Here 2022 Calendar. The calendar showcases the history, traditions, culture & diversity of the North Shore. Paintings, prints, or drawings in any media that represent local scenes, scenery, buildings, sites, people, or locations, that may or may not still exist, will be considered. As an important part of cultural expression, depictions of traditions connected to this place and to the land are also welcome. Submission deadline April 25, midnight. For more details and to apply, visit https://northvanarts.ca/events-exhibitions/call-for-submissions-you-are-here-2020-calendar/
THE LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL is accepting proposals for Solo, Duo, and Group Exhibitions at one of the three Langley Arts Council Art In Found Spaces brick-and-mortar galleries. The exhibition spaces are the Civic Gallery, Walkway Gallery, and Arts Centre Gallery. Submission deadline June 24, 2021. For more details and to apply, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/submit/proposals
THE KARITON GALLERY (Abbotsford) celebrates National Indigenous History Month with Inspired & Indigenous, a digital exhibition dedicated to showcasing the artworks of Indigenous artists. Indigenous artists are invited to submit artwork. Medium and subject are the artist’s choice. Exhibition on display June 5-26, 2021. Submission deadline April 30, 2021. More information at https://abbotsfordartscouncil.com/inspired-indigenous/
THE FORT LANGLEY JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL hosts their 2nd annual Virtual Art Walk during the 2021 Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival. This Virtual Art Walk of local visual art can be enjoyed from the comfort of home. Amateur, secondary/post-secondary school student artists and professional artists from the Fraser Valley are invited to take part in the Virtual Art Walk. Welcomes all visual art mediums including oil, acrylic, water colour, drawings, multi-media, photography and pottery/ceramics. Submission deadline April 15, 2021. How to Apply: Download the PDF form from https://www.fortlangleyjazzfest.com/virtual-art-walk, then email the completed form with one image of work to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ESQUIMALT COMMUNITY ARTS HUB (ECAH) welcomes submissions for Colour Theory: An Anti-Racism Art Exhibit. The exhibit is developed out of a series of facilitated conversations and centered around the concept of storytelling. Colour Theory invites ten Indigenous, Black or People of Colour (IBPOC) artists to virtually gather to actively practice anti-racism. The artists will collaboratively create a safe space for these conversations which will inform their exhibit submissions. The exhibit will empower the public to self-reflect on the topic of racism. Participation in Colour Theory is open to adult artists of all career stages in Greater Victoria who identify as IBPOC. IBPOC artists identifying as LGBTQ2+ or people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Submission deadline April 10, 2021. https://www.ecah.ca/colour-theory?mc_cid=5964415bf3&mc_eid=b8b3ea2366
LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL (LAC) invites submissions for Beyond Barriers Exhibition, Aug 20 - Oct 6, 2021. Submission deadline Aug 2, 2021. This exhibition provides a safe space and platform for specific voices that should be heard more often. The Beyond Barriers call is created specifically to allow BC artists who identify as having a disability or being differently-abled (currently or recently, permanently or temporarily) to showcase their work, without any of the labels that may have been acquired over the years. The type of difference is not important, and all artists are welcome to apply, whether their situation is obvious to others (visible) or not (invisible). Although artists who identify in this way are being invited, the show is NOT about this identity, it is about moving past these barriers into whatever is important to the artist, and about remembering everyone's wholeness in spite of obstacles. The LAC welcomes all perspectives, and all subject matter is welcome. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/submit/beyond
PHEONIX ART WORKSHOP Rock Painting Challenge deadline extended to April 30. Many began Rock Painting this year as a way to share the love of art and make neighbourhoods more beautiful for those going on socially-distanced walks. Show your Rock Painting skills for a chance to win a Phoenix Art Workshop Gift Certificate. Tag pictures on Instagram with #phoenixartchallenge and @phoenixartworkshop or e-mail them to email@example.com for a chance to win. For more details, visit https://phoenixartworkshop.com/rock-painting-challenge/?mc_cid=4b825ca2af&mc_eid=928c0b023f
THE YOUNG SOCIETY invites young artists to submit work for Resilience. Submission deadline May 10. More submission details at https://theyoungsociety.wixsite.com/theyoungsociety/submit and to learn more about this group, visit https://theyoungsociety.wixsite.com/theyoungsociety
THE FORT GALLERY (Fort Langley) invites proposals for Making Home, a juried exhibition that invites reflection on the changing relationship to living spaces in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Lower Mainland’s housing crisis. The pandemic has seen many confined to home as they have transformed into offices, playgrounds, schools, and gyms, blurring the boundaries between public and private spheres. Making Home asks the questions: How has the pandemic re-shaped domestic life? How has the pandemic changed relationships to the spaces people inhabit and those they share these spaces with? Proposals welcome from emerging and established artists in all media. Accepting up to three works for consideration, max 9 images. Submission deadline May 31, 2021. Exhibition dates July 8 to Aug 14, 2021. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.fortgallery.ca/call-for-submissions.html
FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS presents an open call to all artists worldwide: the 2021 Annual International representational Exhibition (AIRS). Submission deadline July 31, 2021. This is an annual exhibition and competition for artists practising representational and semi-representational arts excellence. All subjects are permitted as long as they are representational in style. Submit work online at https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1329
FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS presents an open call to all artists worldwide: the annual exhibition On the Edge. Submission deadline May 15, 2021. This exhibition is for artists working and thinking a little differently. Submitting artists are encouraged to challenge themselves in their practice, challenge their audience or push the limits of your media for the chance to exhibit on a global stage and win prize awards. For more information and to submit two-dimensional works, visit https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1307
KENT HARRISON ARTS COUNCIL presents the 2021 Young At Art Artshow, held May 1 to 30, 2021, at the Ranger Station Gallery (98 Rockwell Drive, Harrison Hot Springs). Invites artworks by young artists - children and youth - living in Harrison Hot Springs, Seabird Island, District of Kent, Agassiz and Sts'ailes communities. Welcomes one artwork per artist, in any style or medium. Work must be submitted to the Ranger Station Gallery by April 28, 4 pm. Artwork must be clearly labeled (title, medium, artist’s name, etc.) and submitted with an entry form (available at the gallery). Artwork can be picked up from May 31 to June 6. For more information, phone 778-819-8668.
VANCOUVER OUTSIDER ARTS FESTIVAL, presented by Community Arts Council of Vancouver, invite submissions from artists or performers, 19 years and older, who reside in the Metro Vancouver areas. Artists who face internal or external barriers to sharing what they do are welcome to apply to show/sell/perform their work. Application deadline May 31, 2021. Several information sessions are offered on how to apply, beginning April 17. For more details and to submit your application, visit http://www.cacv.ca/vancouver-outsider-arts-festival-2021/
THE NATIONAL OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTERS’ SOCIETY (NOAPS) invites their Associate Members to participate in an exhibit honoring the best in oil and acrylic painting. NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991. This is an online competition open to all associate member artists 18 years of age and older working in oil and acrylic mediums (to become a NOAPS associate member, visit http://www.noaps.org/join-us). Submission deadline June 15, 2021. Entry fee $30. For more detailed information, visit https://www.noaps.org/2021-associate-member-on-line
GALLERY RING invites all artists to participate in 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. Several awards available including "Best In Show" (cash prize and free-entry voucher), Diamond Awards of Excellence, the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Awards, Crystal Awards and others. All winners and random finalists featured and promoted on Gallery Ring's Instagram during the online exhibition planned for late May, 2021. Submission deadline May 18, 2021. For more details and to apply, visit https://www.galleryring.org/prospectus.html
SUMMER CALL TO ARTISTS, presented by the Langley Arts Council (LAC), invites artists to submit work. Submission deadline July 4, 2021. Exhibition dates July 21 to Sept 6 at the Timms Community Centre 'Walkway Gallery' in Langley, and the 'AIFS Online Galleries'. No submission fee for LAC members but there is a $5 Fee for non-members. Submitted work must not have been shown in any of the LAC's previous exhibitions. Artists may submit 3 artworks for consideration. All artworks must be for sale. This call can only accommodate artwork that can be hung on a wall and suitably prepared for display. For more specific details and to apply, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/submit/summer
ARTS 2021, presented by The Arts Council of Surrey (ACS), in partnership with Surrey Art Gallery, invites artists to submit work for this annual juried exhibition. This long-running event takes place every summer, showcasing some of the best in local artmaking, generating awareness of artists’ work while playing an important role in the professional development of emerging artists. Submission deadline May 7 at 1 pm. This year, art will be on display both in-person at Surrey Art Gallery and online on the Arts Council of Surrey website. Awards are available in five categories: 1) Painting; 2) Drawing, mixed media, and printmaking; 3) Sculptures and fibre art; 4) Photography; 5) Digital, performance, and new media art. For more information visit https://www.surrey.ca/arts-culture/surrey-art-gallery/calling-all-artists?utm_source=Art+Gallery&utm_campaign=SAG+%7C+April+2021+A&utm_medium=email or, download the entry form at http://artscouncilofsurrey.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ARTS-2021-FINAL-COPY_Fill-able.pdf
THE SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY, at the JCC of Greater Vancouver and JQT Vancouver, invite LGBTQ2+ Jewish creatives and their chosen family members to submit original works of art for an upcoming group exhibition entitled Chosen Family. Artwork will celebrate pluralistic ideas of families; shared intimacy, community, honouring ourselves, exploring our cultures, identities; vulnerable connection, finding the strength through kinship to transcend borders of race, (dis)ability, class, gender, religion, citizenship, and blood; and more. Art of any medium (performance, mixed media, 2-D and 3-D visual arts, writing, digital, etc.) will be accepted. Submissions must include 3-5 images or examples of work. This call is open to anyone of all ages living anywhere in Canada. As this show is in a community centre, accepted submissions must be family-friendly. Participants must identify as both Jewish and Queer and/or Trans or the chosen family of Jewish Queer and/or Trans folk or some combination of these. Artists are responsible for all framing and preparation of their work for presentation. Submission deadline June 20, 2021. For more information and to apply, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepGBqfix5gz6T7WjRiSN1erwYs6UvenwR6iJHW-he2HwOERA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628&mc_cid=793374066c&mc_eid=2288ff44c0&pli=1
GALLERY RING announces the launch of the Artist of the Month contest. Every month a Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Crystal "Artist of the Month" will be selected. Winning artists will receive an "Artist of the Month" distinction and will have their artwork featured prominently on the Home Page of the Gallery Ring website and will also receive promotion on Gallery Ring's Instagram. Deadline to submit work is May 30, 2021. Fee is $20 US for 1-2 artworks. For more information and to apply, visit https://galleryring.org/entry-information---artist-of-the-month.html
THE VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE and THE ARTS COUNCIL OF THE NORTH OKANAGAN invite artists to create work for their next themed show, Enchanted: A World of Fantasy. All members (new members are welcome), no matter what age or level of experience, are welcome to submit work fitting the theme outlined in the guidelines described in the entry form. For more detailed information, visit https://mcusercontent.com/c99488f29891b4158141c89d5/files/5a61a270-61d0-044b-465f-d86df839eb4e/Enchanted_Call_to_Artists.pdf Entry deadline June 30, 2021. Download the entry form at https://mcusercontent.com/c99488f29891b4158141c89d5/files/75eaa3fb-faa1-f365-ca77-803db38ccf65/Artist_Entry_Form_2021.02.pdf
DISTRICT OF SECHELT offers three opportunities for artists, graphic designers, and photographers residing on the Sunshine Coast. Three public art projects welcome submissions: Street Banners (deadline May 17, 2021); Utility Box Wraps (deadline May 31, 2021); and a Mural at Hackett Park (deadline June 7, 2021). For more details, visit https://www.sechelt.ca/City-Hall/Current-News/Article/4020/Call-for-Artists-Wraps-Banners-and-a-Mural
VICTORIA PRIDE SOCIETY and the ESQUIMALT COMMUNITY ARTS HUB, invites submissions to the exhibit For the Love of Us All, a Queer art exhibit that explores community, love, pride and diversity. Welcomes work from emerging and established Queer artists living and working in the WSÁNEĆ, Lekwungen and neighbouring Territories throughout Vancouver Island. The exhibit runs July 14 - 30, 2021 at the arts hub. For more details and to apply, visit https://www.ecah.ca/exhibits-call-for-submissions
SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL (SCAC) welcomes proposals for 2022/2023 exhibitions in the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. Application deadline June 30, 2021. Membership in the SCAC is not required to apply, but artists must become members if selected to exhibit. Invites submissions of all art mediums and forms. However, there are some limitations for displays, therefore applicants are encouraged to visit the Art Centre before submitting a proposal. At least one workshop/talk/program is included with each exhibition. Submitting artists are encouraged to present an artist talk or demonstration or have a suggestion for another program (performance, music, dance, etc.) related to their exhibition. For more information and to apply, visit https://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/call-for-submissions/
THE TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL (Esquimalt) invites participants to their first annual Plein Air art show and competition, Splash! Of Paint. All subject matter and medium permitted. Artists required to complete original work on the day of June 19, 2021 at their chosen, approved location within the Township of Esquimalt and submit by end of day (6 pm) to the Township Community Arts Council (1249 Esquimalt Rd #103, Esquimalt, BC V9A 3P2). There is no restriction on size or style; easel recommended. Artwork must be available for the first 3 weeks in August for a public art show and awards event. Several cash prizes awarded. Deadline to register June 4, 2021. E-mail application to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications must include: Artist biography; Artist statement (100 words or less) including requested location; A digital portfolio of recent paintings (w/medium and size). For more details, visit https://www.townshiparts.org/
BOWEN ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to apply for their 2022 Gallery exhibition schedule. Application deadline June 30, 2021. More details and the application form are online at https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5eb18685bd92bb26240bb96a/t/60a6ba48c1675068084c9ee4/1621539433606/Call+to+Artists+2022+fillable+version.pdf or visit https://thehearthartsonbowen.ca/
IMAGINATION UNPLUGGED invites young Sea to Sky artists to participate. This year, as part of the Whistler Children’s Festival, artwork by kids who participated in Andrea’s Imagination Station workshops will be featured in the Gallery at the Maury Young Arts Centre. In addition, more creations are welcome from young Sea to Sky artists, 12 years and younger. These artworks will be included in the exhibit in a mosaic display. Artwork can be a painting, drawing or collage of any subject, whether it is animals, abstracts, landscapes, etc. Any medium or subject matter will be accepted, BUT artwork must be 8” x 10” or smaller, completed on paper or cardstock. One artwork accepted per artist. 3D works that cannot hang on the wall will not be accepted. Submission deadline July 4, 2021. More details, and application form at https://www.whistlerchildrensfestival.com/imagination-unplugged/
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 Sourivanh by e-mail at email@example.com or phone 604-558-7484.
GALLERY RING invites artist to participate in a contest that celebrates Land, Water, Sky. Artists are encouraged to submit their interpretations and expressions of one or all three topics. Several awards presented. All winners and random finalists will be featured and promoted on Gallery Ring's Instagram during the event. Submission deadline June 17, 2021. Exhibition online late June 2021. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.galleryring.org/entry-form.html
SWEETPEA GALLERY invites the second roster of artists to represent work in their digital store and pop-up exhibition spaces. Welcomes a wide range of mediums and practices, with a focus on early-career artists (usually within the first 5 years of their professional practice). Sweetpea Gallery is primarily based in a digital retail environment. Successful applicants have portfolios that will function well in this setting. Artists must have a Canadian bank account. The contract period begins August 1, 2021. Submission deadline June 14, 2021. For more information and to apply, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdculF9MbJW2j1yPJv7GrCt2E13FpzCoFchpS1lZjId49UuXw/viewform
SHOW YOUR PRIDE 2021, presented by The North Shore Pride Alliance, invites submissions from visual artists for an Art Show during North Shore Pride Week (Jul 26 – Aug 1). Open to all LGBTQAI2S+ artists from all medium backgrounds. All registered & accepted artists are awarded a small honourarium. Artists do not need to reside on the North Shore (North Van/West Van) to qualify. Visual artwork must be larger than 2ft high to a max height of 7ft. Interested artists are requested to submit their information (Name / Contact Info / Artistic Medium) to NorthShorePrideAlliance@zoho.com as soon as possible to allow time for processing. Submission requirements will be verified once registration is accepted.
GALLERY RING announces the new Artists of the Month contest. A Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Crystal Artist of July will be named. The four, winning artists will receive an "Artist of the Month" distinction, a digital Award Certificate, and a digital Award Page. Winners are featured prominently on the Gallery Ring website and receive promotion on Gallery Ring's Instagram. Deadline to submit work is June 29, 2021. Fees are $20 US for 1 to 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 information and to apply, visit https://galleryring.org/entry-information---artist-of-the-month.html
CYPRESS VILLAGE once again hosts their annual Paint on the Mountain Plein Air Painting Competition in West Vancouver, July 31, 2021. Artists can digitally submit samples of their plein air artwork for jury consideration until July 4, 2021. For more detailed information, visit https://www.paintonthemountain.com/
THE VINTAGE AND HANDMADE ART SOCIETY (VHS) offers vendor opportunities at the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Upcoming available dates are July 10 and 11 (11 to 6 pm). Strict COVID protocols in place. This is an open-air market with tent coverage included in the rate. Vendor rates: Option A, $165 for 10ft to display product (space can fit two 2x5' tables); Option B, $300 for entire 10x10 tent space. Option C, $300 for both market days with 10ft to display product. Option D, $500 for both market days with a full tent 10x10 space. Table rentals are an additional $15 and $50 will be deducted from the fees if vendor supplies own table. To reserve space, contact Kristina & Justin via http://www.vhsmarkets.com/ with the option requested (option A, B, C, or D) and if a table will be needed, as well as any questions.
RICHMOND MARITIME FESTIVAL invites, artists, performers, and storytellers to participate in the 18th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival, Aug 21 & 22, 2021. Application deadline June 25, 2021. The event celebrates Richmond’s ocean-side past and present, at the mouth of the river. The event features in-person, family-friendly performances, artisan showcases, and heritage storytelling alongside accessible art installations. Working within health and safety regulations, the Richmond Maritime Festival presents a walking journey through the Britannia Shipyard site. The event will also feature a digital showcase of maritime artists and seeks maritime heritage-themed interactions in a multitude of mediums. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://richmondartscoalition.com/RMF/