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

July-Aug-Sept 2022  

Volume 26 Number 3

B.C.'s Calls for Entry

ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL offers an open call for art for the 8th Annual Anonymous Art Show Fundraiser. The exhibition will be hosted both digitally on the Abbotsford Arts Council website and in person at the Kariton Art Gallery. Art is submitted anonymously in this lightly juried exhibition. Welcomes local artists of all skill levels and ages to create works of diverse styles, subject matters, and mediums. All submitted work must be completed on an unframed 12″ x 12″ x1.5” canvas or unframed 12” x 12” x 1.5” cradled wood panel. Works on watercolour paper or photographic prints mounted to a 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″ cradled wood panel are also acceptable. Non-members are limited to one submission. AAC members may submit up to 3 pieces. Each piece displayed in the show will be sold at $100. 50% of the proceeds go right to the artist, and the remaining 50% stays with the Abbotsford Arts Council to help fund valuable programs. For more information, visit Submission deadline Oct 1, 2022.

ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL invites submissions for an open call, Living Local exhibition, held in Aug 2022. The exhibition will be hosted both digitally on the Abbotsford Arts Council website and in person at the Kariton Art Gallery. Living Local will feature artworks depicting landscapes local to the Fraser Valley area of British Columbia. Welcomes both 2D (paintings, collage, photographs, etc) and 3D (sculpture, statue, etc) pieces of all different styles for this exhibition. Artists may submit up to three pieces for consideration. Submission deadline July 4, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit NOTE: All artists chosen for the exhibition must have a current Abbotsford Arts Council membership. Memberships can be purchased online at

2022 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIONAL EXHIBITION invites representational and semi-representational artworks for this annual exhibition. Open call presented by the Federation of Canadian Artists. Cash prizes awarded and honourable mention. Submission deadline July 15, 2022. For more information and to submit work, visit

ART DOWNTOWN invites artists to participate in this Vancouver event. Produced by Vancouver Visual Art Foundation (a non-profit society), Art Downtown is a Vancouver public eco-arts festival: A sixteen-week, free, community-oriented event where artists, performers and audiences gather to celebrate Vancouver’s diversity. Artists will be painting on site and conducting live art demonstrations in the open air, showcasing their artwork to the public from a covid safe distance. Live musical performances by local singers and musicians are also part of this event. The outdoor summer program is located at Lot 19, 855 West Hastings between the Terminal City Club and the Vancouver club plaza, starting July 6 and running until Sept 30, and at Jack Poole Plaza on Fridays. For more information and to register, visit

ARTJOBS offers worldwide calls for entry, art jobs and more. Subscribe (free) to receive your choice for updates at

ARTSEA STUDIO TOUR, Oct 15 & 16, 2022, is now accepting registration from Saanich Peninsula artists. This is one of the longest running self-guided Studio Tours on the Island. Registration deadline July 2022, or until all spots are filled. For more information, visit 2022 ArtSea Studio Tour - ArtSea Community Arts Council

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

ART IN MOTION connects artists with creative manufacturers throughout the world. Invites artists to submit work to be used in prints distributed in over 75 countries to Galleries, boutiques, designers, and home decor and art retailers. For more information, visit

ARTS COUNCIL OF LADYSMITH AND DISTRICT is now booking private shows in their gallery for the fall of 2022. Two sets of dates are available: September 20 to 28, and October 25 to November 2. Private shows can be done by solo artists or by a group of artists coordinating a show together. For more information or to request a private show booking, email

THE ARTISAN MARKET FOR HYCROFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS 2022 welcomes submissions from artists and artisans. The annual event will be held Nov 17 to 20, (10 – 6 pm) in the ballroom and some main floor rooms of Hycroft Mansion, home of the University Women’s Club of Vancouver (1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver). Welcomes a variety of unique, hand-made items. Selection will be juried. Those interested in being vendors at this year's event are to contact Susan Davis at with contact information, a brief description, and an attached photo of the goods to be sold.

THE BEAUMONT STUDIOS’ ARTISTS TO WATCH AWARD invites artists and collectives to apply for funding, resources and exposure. This award is designed to showcase a diverse array of talent and help develop the next wave of creativity in Vancouver. Submission deadline July 7, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit

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



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CHILLIWACK VISUAL ARTISTS ASSOCIATION invites artists to apply to exhibit in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery. An exhibition can be by a solo artist, partnered, or a group. This is a juried process, subject to approval exhibition space will be allocated. The gallery is spacious, modern, well-lit with focusable lighting and hanging rails available at 22, 10 and 8 ft. Exhibits are scheduled in 5-weeks periods. Application deadline July 31, 2022. The O’Connor Group Art Gallery is located at 9201 Corbould Street in Chilliwack. Application form is at

COMMONWEALTH ARTISTS PRIZE welcomes any medium, any topic from artists worldwide. Entry deadline Oct 15, 2022. For more information and the entry form visit

COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF RICHMOND invites artists to participate in Midsummer Arts Dream Exhibition, a juried event with cash prizes. $15 starting entry fee. Exhibition at Lansdowne Mall in Richmond Aug 26-28. Submission deadline July 25. Submission information at

COWICHAN VALLEY SUMMER ART FAIR (first annual) presented by the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery, offers spaces for eight 10’ by 10’ tents to local artists. From July through Sept, participating artists can sell their works on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm. The fair ties into the Duncan Farmers Market and will take place on the Heritage Green Door property, now owned by the Cowichan Public Art Gallery. The tents (not supplied) can house two artists, allowing artists to split the rental cost of $25 per week, per tent. To apply: E-mail three images of your artwork in jpg format to Include artist information. An insurance waiver must be signed before the festival begins. If accepted, each artist must provide their own tent. For more information, contact (include Jock Hildebrand, or Chris Warren in the subject line).

ENDANGERED ART FOR APES invites artists and photographers to submit work for this online exhibition. Accepting submissions from both adult and young artists. Entry deadline Oct 11, 2022. Adult application information: Young artist application information: Cash prizes totalling $3,250 will be awarded in both Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories. Cash prizes totalling $750 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest. See full details at

FERNWOOD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION’S LITTLE FERNWOOD GALLERY COMMITTEE invites proposals for month-long exhibitions at the Gallery (1923 Fernwood Road) from Jan to Dec 2023. This Call is open to all local artists/groups/collectives with the selection process prioritizing artists who live and/or work in Fernwood, who experience systemic barriers to inclusion in the visual arts, who employ diverse approaches to their art. Invites a wide range of artmaking, and an array of material explorations that reflects the community. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Application deadline Aug 30, 2022. Applications are to be e-mailed to with the following information: Name, Contact [email, phone, address], Artist statement [no longer than 500 words], Description of proposed exhibition [no longer than 500 words], 5-10 images of proposed work or recent work / exhibitions, List of Images that includes Title, Medium, Date, and Dimensions. Also indicate month(s) of the year you would prefer for your exhibit, if applicable. The floorplan can be viewed at Any questions, contact the e-mail above.

FORT GALLERY (Fort Langley) invites artists to participate in a juried open call, What We Leave Behind. Artists are asked to envision the legacies we leave to future generations: What have we inherited and what do future generations stand to inherit from us? How might viewing our current reality in light of generational time reshape our present? The Fort Gallery welcomes and encourages submissions from emerging and established artists of all abilities, ages, cultures, ethnicities, citizenships, gender identities, and races. Artworks in all mediums are accepted. Each artist can submit up to three works for consideration. Submission deadline July 4, 2022. Exhibition is planned for Aug 19 to Oct 1, 2022. For more information, visit

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

THE GALLERY AT QUEEN’S PARK invites artist submissions for their 2023 exhibition season. The Arts Council of New Westminster strives to feature a variety of visual arts by a wide range of artists from the Metro Vancouver region, reflecting cultural and artistic diversity. Open to applications from both established and emerging artists and welcomes artists on the LGBTQ spectrum, non-binary artists, artists of colour, Indigenous artists, and disabled artists. Submission deadline 4 pm Aug 29, 2022. All questions can be directed to Brandi Williams, Gallery Exhibition Coordinator, 604-525-3244 or For more information, visit Call For Artists (

GALLERY RING invites artists to participate in “Nature” an art contest and exhibition of landscapes, seascapes, mountains, skies, trees, flowers and wildlife in outdoor natural settings: All things in “nature” will be considered. 2D artwork including photography/digital and all artistic styles from traditional and representational to abstract and experimental are welcome. Many awards available. $20 US for 1-3 artworks. Submission deadline July 18, 2022. For more information or to submit work, visit GALLERY RING

13TH ANNUAL GRAND PRIX PLEIN AIR CHALLENGE, Aug 6, 2022 (10 am – 2 pm), invites artists to participate in this competition in Steveston. Artists must compose, paint, complete and frame (or finish) a piece of art outdoors en plein air. All ages and skill levels welcome.  Works will be judged. Prizes, donated by Opus Art Supplies, will be awarded.  Artists have the opportunity to display and sell their paintings on-site after the competition from 3 to 7 pm. Cost: Adult $35 including tax, under 19, $20 including tax. Register online at activewestvanrec ( or by calling 604-925-7270 (course #121198). Registration fee includes morning coffee and muffins and a wine & cheese reception after the judging.

HEARTH GALLERY (Bowen Island) invites submissions for their 2023 exhibition season. Application deadline Aug 3, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH (6234 Spartan Road, Nanaimo) invites artists and artisans to participate in a two-day Fine Art and Artisan Show, Oct 22 & 23, 2022. Application deadline Aug 1, 2022. For more information and to register, visit Trinity fine art show Draft 7.docx (

THE KARITON GALLERY (Abbotsford) welcomes exhibition proposals for the upcoming 2023 calendar season. Artists residing in BC are welcome to apply but preference will be given to artists residing in the Fraser Valley. The vision of the Kariton Art Gallery and Abbotsford Arts Council is to link artists and audiences together, to spark open dialogue, curiosity, and creative citizenship and allyship. All sales from the exhibition made through the AAC website/gallery are subject to a 30% commission. Application deadline 11:59 pm Aug 31, 2022. No late entries considered. Successful applicants notified via e-mail by Nov 30, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit

KIMBERLEY ARTS CENTRE 64 presents an exhibition open to all artists: Kimberley Kaleidoscope (juried art show), Aug 2 to 27. Entry deadline July 28, 2022. Visit and click on “Call to Artists” for more information. If the link is not yet active, phone 250-427-4919 or e-mail to receive more information and the application forms. Kimberley Arts Centre 64 is also currently booking gallery exhibitions for 2025. To download the gallery submission package, visit Solo-Group-Exhibition-Submission-Package_20210515.pdf (

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

LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in an exhibition entitled “Beasts of B.C.” Exhibition dates, July 20 - Aug 29, 2022, at the Timms Community Center 'Walkway Gallery.' This call can only accommodate 2D artworks. Artists are welcome to submit 3 artworks. Free for LAC members to apply. $5 fee for non-members. Application deadline July 1, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit

MAPLE RIDGE & PITT MEADOWS ARTS COUNCIL (The ACT Arts Centre) invites submissions for We Begin Again, exhibiting Nov 5 to Dec 29, 2022. The 2022 Juried Exhibition theme, We Begin Again, reflects a year of restarting old routines, and embarking on new ones after the pandemic. Artists are encouraged to reflect on what parts of their lives they have 'restarted.' What kinds of new plans, goals, and dreams are being put into place? What future is envisioned? Submission deadline Oct 7, 2022. Artwork drop off: Oct 31 to Nov 1, before 5 pm. Opening reception Nov 5, 2-4 pm. Pickup of works Dec 30. To apply, click this link to access the submission form Artists may submit a maximum of three works for consideration. Accepted mediums: painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, and mixed media. 2D artworks must not exceed 24" inches on longest edge (not including frame). 3D artworks must not exceed 24" on longest dimension, and not over 20lbs weight. All artwork must be prepared for hanging or installation. The ACT retains 30% commission + 2% transaction processing fee on all sales. Website:

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

MYARTCLUB.COM offers artists a website showcase for three images free. Expand your internet exposure on a website already showing hundreds of artists. Build links to your existing website to augment your audience. If you haven’t yet joined the internet art scene, start here:

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

OLIVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL (6359 Park Drive) invites artists to participate in their Fall Art Show and Sale, Oct 3 – 4, 2022. The theme is Seasons of Life. The exhibit opens Oct 1, 3 – 9 pm. Public voting, reception and awards are Oct 2, 12 – 5 pm. Exhibit and sales continue until Oct 4 with a draw for a stocked wine fridge. Categories available are Oils, Watercolours, Acrylics, Photography, 3 - D, Mixed/Other Media, Fibre Arts, plus 2 youth categories. Awards are offered in all categories plus overall “Best Interpretation of the Theme.” For entry form and guidelines, e-mail or visit Entry form deadline Sept 9. Early bird draw deadline Sept 8. Artwork delivery Oct 1 (8 or 9 a.m.). Maximum two pieces per artist

THE OPUS PLEIN AIR CHALLENGE 10th annual Outdoor Painting Challenge has evolved into several opportunities to create in nature, June 1 to July 3, 2022. $15,000 in Prizes. For more information visit

PAINT ON THE MOUNTAIN COMPETITION, hosted by British Pacific Properties, invites artists to participate in this year’s annual competition held July 30 to 31, 2022. Twelve successful entries will be selected by Jury to participate in painting nature & viewscapes en plein air on the serene mountainside of Hollyburn Mountain (off Cypress Bowl Road), with the opportunity to win up to $1,500 (grand prize) in prize money. Submission deadline July 3, 2022. For more details, visit Paint on the Mountain – CYPRESS VILLAGE

PORT MOODY PUBLIC LIBRARY offers wall space to local artists. The library is a popular venue for first-time and more experienced artists to showcase their talents. Works displayed include watercolour, oil, mixed media, and photography. Artists interested in booking a display must submit an example of their work, biographical information, and provide an exhibit title. Bookings are one month in duration and limited to artists living in the Tri-Cities, Belcarra and Anmore. Info: Irene Jakse 604-469-4692, or visit

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

RUSTAD GALLERIA at Two Rivers Gallery (Prince George) invites submissions for smaller exhibitions, experimental projects, or projects by emerging BC artists. Exhibitions usually run for one month. For more information, visit

SEMIAHMOO ARTS invites its members only (and new members are welcome) to apply for an exhibition in one of their exhibition spaces at 14601 – 20th Ave, Surrey. For more information, contact Laurel at or fill out the application form at Google Forms: Sign-in

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

SQUAMISH NATION, EXPANDED FIELD ARTS AND PARK ROYAL offer two opportunities for Squamish Native Artists. Deadline July 10, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit

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

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

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

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

THE TEENY TINY SHOW (Whistler) invites local artists to submit work for this 5th annual event. Exhibit dates are Sept 1 - Oct. 29, 2022. Submission deadline Aug 17, 2022. All artwork created must be 3" x 3" or smaller. Artwork can be made with and on almost any material, as long as it fits the small dimension required. Please note, 3D pieces cannot exceed 3" x 3" x 3". Submissions are only open to artists residing in the Sea to Sky area. For more information and to apply, visit Calls for Entry | Arts Whistler

TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL (Esquimalt) one-day Plein Air "Paint-In." Date has been changed to Aug 27, 2022. Invites artists to participate. An original art piece must be completed in one day on Aug 27 by 4:00 pm. The event includes art prizes and music from 4:30 to 7:30 at Esquimalt Town Square as artists display and sell their original works. Welcomes adult artists and children. Cash art awards are offered in a variety of categories for adult artists. Children receive participation prizes. To apply, send an email to with "Splash! of Paint" in the subject line. The message must include name, contact details and Esquimalt location of where the artist chooses to paint. More information can be found in the Programs and Events "Splash! of Paint" section at

2022 VANCOUVER ISLAND MINIATURE MASTERPIECE PORTRAIT ART SHOW invites artists to participate in this 6th annual event. Hosted by Excellent Frameworks, home of the EJ Hughes Gallery. Registration deadline Oct 15, 2022. The show runs Nov 5 to 30, 2022 at Excellent Frameworks Gallery, located in downtown Duncan. For details and to register, visit or contact Suzan at 250-746-7112 or

VHS MARKETS invites artists to apply for several opportunities in downtown Vancouver, up until the end of Sept. For details, visit VHS Markets • Community Pop Up Retail – vhsmarkets

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

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

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

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Published since 1997, The Artist’s Journal has become a major source of Calls for Entry for BC’s artists who paint or draw. It remains the only publication of its kind in BC. This publication has become well-known in the artist community, making it an effective venue for arts advertisers to reach their target audience.

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To practise any art, no matter how badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.

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Abbotsford Arts Council in the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware Street) presents Figures in Motion, July 2 to 30, online and in the gallery. This show features art by various local artists of the human form: From portraiture to figure drawing and everything in between. For more information, visit


O’Connor Group Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre (9201 Corbould St.) presents until Aug 6, 2022, Blazing Colours by Hussein Rostum. Paintings in vivid, compelling colour combinations tell evocative stories. Showing Aug 10 to Sept 17, Convergence, with artists Patricia Peters, Holly McKeen, and George Rychter, featuring paintings along with Crystalline glazed porcelain and digital light prints. Free admission to the Gallery. Hours Wed thru Sat, noon to 5 pm.For more information visit


Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam) presents Sept 9 – Oct 19, 2022,

Sharing Culture Through the Natural World, a special art project created by Place des Arts, First Nation’s artist Christine Mackenzie and members of the community. On view in the Leonore Peyton Salon. Evolution of Self and Indigenous Art, featuring a variety of mediums by various artists, is on view in the Mezzanine.



Township Community Arts Council presents Silk Art by Irm Houle, until July 5, 2022 at Gallery Splash! (503 Park Place, Esquimalt).100% of sale proceeds will be donated by the artist to Victoria Hospice in Esquimalt.


Kent Harrison Arts Council (98 Rockwell Drive, Harrison Hot Springs) presents Alex Turner Retrospective, July 8 – 25 (opening July 7, 7pm). Exhibiting July 29 to Aug 20, Nicole Young. Includes works on canvas and drawings along with large-scale textile art. Presented Sept 3 – 25, Vladimir Kolosov: Travelling Through Uncertainty of our Being, surrealist art. The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) holds its annual symposium in Harrison Hot Springs. As part of the symposium, the Ranger Station Art Gallery will host a series of workshops for attendees and an exhibit of artwork. For more information, visit

Ranger Station Art Gallery (98 Rockwell Dr. Harrison Hot Springs) presents Ross Bollerup: Dichotomies of One until July 3. Features studio and en plein air works spanning a career of 50 years.


The Kamloops Arts Council presents “Capture the Light” by Cathie Peters in the Main Gallery of the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour Street West, Kamloops). Exhibit runs until July 05, 2022. Gallery hours: Tues - Sat, 10 – 4 pm. For more info, visit "Capture the Light" by Cathie Peters in the KAC Main Gallery - Kamloops Arts Council


Arts on the Avenue celebrates its 7th year on July 28 (4 pm - 9 pm). Produced by Festivals Kelowna, this free visual arts event features a market of over 40 artisans, live artists and performers, and interactive art projects. Takes place in downtown Kelowna (Bernard Ave., between Water St. and Ellis St.). For more information, visit 

Before submitting your Art Show for publication, please look at the wording and the information included in the news items appearing here. Try to copy that writing style as closely as you can. This would substantially reduce my workload of retyping, reformatting, and searching for vital missing information in many of the shows submitted. Be sure to include the physical address of your show, and a contact e-mail, phone or web link, should the reader want more information. If you'd like more detailed information on submitting or writing your submission, click here.

Much thanks!  ~ Eve Lees, editor.



West Fine Art Show (13th Annual, Late Fall Show), will be held Sept 16-18 at Glass House Estate Winery (23449 0 Ave in South Langley). The show is hosted by Joseph Richard Group and organized in partnership with the Langley Hospice Society. Features 18 exceptional artists in a three-day exhibition. John Gilliat performs on guitar over the weekend. Admission is free. Partial proceeds of all art sales at the show will be donated to the Langley Hospice Society by the artists. To learn more about the artist line-up, open hours and other details about the next West Fine Art Show, visit    


Fort Gallery (9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley) presents Ports of Entry by Vancouver artist Janet Wang until July 30, 2022. Ports of Entry explores what it means to be Chinese in Canada. The exhibit includes drawings using natural inks foraged from raw materials. Other works in the exhibition include a series of copperplate etchings montaged with drawings. For more information, 604-888-7411 or visit



Studio Connexion Art Gallery (203 Fifth Ave. NW) presents abstract landscapes by artist Brian Buckrell, until July 9. Ontario artist Lori Kordila shows impressionistic landscapes, July 12 to 30. In August, indigenous artist Delreé Dumont is back for her second art show August 3 -20 with landscape and wildlife paintings done in her unique pointillism technique. This artist is also a featured artist during the Columbia Basin Culture Tour on August 6 & 7. For more information visit the Gallery’s newly updated website at


The Plaskett Gallery (New Westminster) presents “Natural West Coast Vibes” oil paintings by Frank Pochyly, June 16 to July 29. Showing Sept 1 to Oct 15, works by artist Larry Tyllyer. The Plaskett Gallery is located in the Massey Theatre Complex “Eighth on Eight”. Open 1-4 pm Tues to Fri by appointment, 604-517-5900, and during Theatre events.



The Art Gallery of Osoyoos (8713 Main Street, Osoyoos) presents ‘Summer Artisan Market’ until Sept 5. ‘Artists on Main’ runs Sept 10 - Oct 1. ‘Spark Joy’, with works by artists Carollyne Sinclaire and Pam Duncan is showing Oct 8 – 29. Visit the Virtual Gallery at For more information, including hours of operation, visit the website



Rollin Art Centre (3062 8th Ave Port Alberni) presents until July 22, a group show, Women’s Work, five artists working in watercolour, acrylic, oils, and sculpture. July 27 to Aug 26, group invitational show of mixed media. Meet & Greet the artists July 30, 1-3 pm. Showing Sept 13 – Oct 7, Christy McCarthy, ‘Mystery’ oil paintings. Meet & Greet Sept 17, 1-3 pm. On Nov 15 - Dec 17, Mistletoe Market with assorted artists and crafters. For more exhibits and workshops at the centre, visit


Art Focus Artists Association (AFAA) (Port Coquitlam) will host Canada Day Celebrations at Castle Park with a Children’s Table and Chalkboard Art. July and August AFAA will attend the Farmers Market on July 7 and 28  and August 11 and 25 from 3-7 pm, where the members will also be doing another community painting. The group will also host en plein-air painting sessions every Tuesday, with locations on their website at  The group's first Sept 2022  free demonstration features Dene Croft.  Dene is president and senior member of the Federation of Canadian artists. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Mind and Matter Gallery (13743, 16  Ave, South Surrey) founded by Mary Mikelson and the late Arnold Mikelson, offers a wide variety of artwork of guest exhibitors on a rotating monthly basis, as well as the works of the late Arnold Mikelson, renowned local and international artist. Gallery hours: 12-6 pm daily. For information about the current exhibit, visit, e-mail or phone 604-536-6460. Mary Mikelson’s book Mind and Matter: Life with Arnold Mikelson is available for purchase at the gallery.

Semiahmoo Arts Society presents July 15 to Aug 19, Past and Present Instructors Show 2022, held in the Turnbull Gallery, Corridor Galleria, and Front Window space, at the South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre (14601-20th Ave, Surrey). Opening reception, July 21, 7 pm - 9 pm.


Surrey Art Gallery presents their annual summer juried exhibition ARTS 2022 on display until July 24. Admission is free. Showcases diverse artistic talents of established and emerging visual artists from across the Lower Mainland. Visit



46th Annual Powell Street Festival, July 30 and 31, 11:30 am to 7 pm in the Powell street area of Vancouver. More info at

North Van Arts presents ‘Freighter Fascination’ by Enda Bardell, until July 25, 2022, in the District Public Library Gallery (1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver).


Caetani Centre (Vernon) officially opens for guided and self-guided tours of its 126-year-old home, now a museum. Visitors touring the museum can learn about the historical significance of the Caetani family, whose lineage dates back to 8th Century Italy and includes popes, scholars, artists, politicians, and aristocrats. The museum houses a collection of Caetani family heirlooms including one-of-a-kind artifacts, such as 1920s haute couture designs by Coco Chanel, Madeleine Vionnet, and Jeanne Lanvin. Visitors can watch a collection of family home movies that the patriarch, Leone Caetani, filmed before he died in 1935. The clips show the family’s life in the Okanagan as well as extravagant trips they took to Europe in the 1920s. Visitors can also view more of Sveva Caetani’s artwork from her Recapitulation Series. For more information and to book a tour, visit or phone 250-275-1525.


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THE KARITON GALLERY (Abbotsford) welcomes exhibition proposals from Indigenous artists for the Downie Wenjack Legacy Space for the 2022 and upcoming 2023 season. The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples. The Abbotsford Arts Council and Kariton Gallery offer quarterly Legacy Space exhibitions from Indigenous artists that spark conversation around Gord Downie's call to action for reconciliation: "Do something." For more information, visit Downie Wenjack Legacy Space - Open Call (

LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites submissions for Seniors Open Call. Artists must be 60 or older to apply. Exhibition dates are Aug 31 to Oct 10 at the Township of Langley Civic Facility 'Civic Gallery' and the 'AIFS Online Galleries'. Submission deadline Aug 15, 2022. For more information, visit

THE SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY at the JCC of Greater Vancouver invites artists of all ages, religions, cultures, career stages, and backgrounds to submit proposals for exhibitions in 2023. Proposals for art of any medium (performance, mixed media, 2-D and 3-D visual arts, digital and film etc.) will be accepted. Individual and group shows will be considered. Submission deadline Sept 30, 2022. The jury will meet in October of 2022. For more information and to apply, visit

SEMIAHMOO ARTS SOCIETY (White Rock/S.Surrey) invites submissions for their Arts Shoppe. They are relaunching their Arts Shoppe Store with an Art Rental and Sales Exhibition. For more information and to apply, visit Call For Artists - SAS Arts Shoppe, Art Rental and Sales Exhibition ( Up to 60 works will be accepted as there are three exhibition spaces available and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Two pieces per artist accepted initially, more per artist will be considered later. Artwork Drop-off and Installation Aug 19, 12 to 2 pm.

GRUNT GALLERY (Vancouver) welcomes applications for its annual call for exhibition proposals. Deadline for artists and curators is July 15, 2022. Programming includes visual and media art exhibitions, installations, screenings, performances and projects, which are often accompanied by print or web publications. For more details visit

RICHMOND PUBLIC ART PROGRAM invites an artist or artist team to create a public artwork at the entrance of the newly renovated and expanded Richmond Animal Shelter (12071 No. 5 Road). The public artwork will serve to welcome visitors to the facility. Open to all BC artists. Application deadline July 11, 2022. For more details, visit

GALLERY GACHET (Vancouver) invites proposals for 2023 exhibitions and projects. Accepts proposals for solo, group, curated, or major exhibition projects, as well as screenings, workshops, performances, and collaborations. Submission deadline Sept 1, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit

CLOVERDALE MARKET DAYS offers vendor spots for artists on July 23, Aug 27 and Sept 17 in Historic Downtown Cloverdale (Surrey). Drop in fees per Market Day $65 plus $15 administration fee. For more information and to register, visit Cloverdale Market Days Vendor Information (


PoMoArts CENTRE (Port Coquitlam) invites artists to participate in Art 4 Life. Welcomes submissions from artists aged 18 to 100+, working in all mediums, to explore themes in their work that would appeal to youth. The call is for a multi-artist, in-person gallery exhibition of 2D and 3D artwork, as well as participatory features for a younger audience (younger than 18 years). Art 4 Life is a six-week exhibition that includes art, activities and events geared to the young and the young-at-heart. Submission deadline Aug 21, 2022. For more information visit


PACIFIC ARTS MARKET GALLERY in South Granville (Vancouver) offers exhibition space for individual artists, artist groups, a collective/guild, or an organization to display their artwork. Application deadline Aug 1, 2022. This is an opportunity to exhibit work in a 300 sq. ft. pop-up space, with full support of an art market and art community. Exhibition periods are 4 weeks long and renewable on a 4-week basis. Solo show space is $1600 for 4 weeks. Also offers Reception Packages to help promote the art show. For more information and to apply, visit Apply For Own Pop-up Gallery Space | Pacific Arts Market


THE HEARTH GALLERY (Bowen Island Arts Council) invites artist proposals for their 2023 gallery season. Submission deadline Aug 3, 2022. The Hearth will consider work in any medium, 2D & 3D, literary and in any subject area. All ideas, designs and reference material must be the artist’s own work. Open to proposals from Bowen Island artists, those with connections to Bowen Island, and a limited number of artists from the Vancouver Lower Mainland. Solo, collaborative or group exhibitions are welcome. For more information and to apply, visit


COMMONWEALTH ARTISTS PRIZE welcomes artwork from members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Any Medium. Any topic. Submission deadline Oct 15, 2022. For more information, visit

THE KENT HARRISON ARTS COUNCIL invites artists (individuals or groups) of all mediums to submit proposals for their 2023 exhibition year at the Ranger Station Art Gallery, in Harrison Hot Springs. Application deadline Dec 1, 2022. For submission details and to apply, visit Submissions - THE KENT HARRISON ARTS COUNCIL

DOWNTOWN LANGLEY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION offers vendor spaces for the 27th Annual Arts Alive 2022, Aug 20, 10 to 5 pm. This free, family festival features live music, artists and artisans, a children’s venue, and more. Registration deadline July 18, 2022. For more information visit Arts Alive Festival | Downtown Langley

SEYMOUR ART GALLERY (4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver) is accepting online applications for exhibition proposals for the Gallery’s 2023 schedule. It is strongly recommended that applicants visit the gallery in person and review past exhibitions before submitting. Submission deadline Sept 28, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit For Artists - Seymour Art Gallery

ARTS COUNCIL OF LADYSMITH AND DISTRICT invites their members (and they welcome new members) to participate in their August show: Big Trees are a Big Deal. The deadline for the online submission form has been extended to July 25, 2022. Welcomes paintings, mixed media works, fibre arts, jewellery, pottery, woodwork, leatherwork, photography, furniture, sculpture, poetry. For submission guidelines and the application form, visit 

KNOXVAN EVENTS invites artists of all genres to participate in the 2nd annual Wayfarer Exhibit, Aug 27, 2022 in Vancouver. A Wayfarer is someone who takes a journey by foot or by wheels, therefore artists are to submit works that honour the local landscape, local communities, and people as well as local businesses. Welcomes artists, bakers, florists, dancers and any other types of artisans and performers to participate. Please note: Digital works cannot be accommodated. The event is held both indoors and out. Artists are responsible for bringing and setting up their own easels, tables, tents, plinths, or other display requirements for their work. Artists are encouraged to bring cards, prints and other hand-crafted items. There is no charge to participate and no commission on sales. Submission deadline July 31, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit

THE CITY OF SURREY invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from professional artists or artist teams to create a large-scale artwork on the façade of the future Bear Creek Athletics Centre. The artwork will welcome visitors to the park and reflect the many ways humans are connected to the natural world. Deadline Aug 31, 2022. For more details visit


FRESH PERSPECTIVES, presented by the Vernon Community Arts Council, invites artists aged 25 and under for this annual youth art show. Submission deadline Aug 24, 2022. Subjects and mediums are the artist's choice. For more details, visit Fresh_Perspectives_A_Youth_Art_Show_Artist_Call.pdf ( and the artist entry form is at CENTRE GALLERY @ VCAC (


OUTSIDE INSIDE, presented by the Vernon Community Arts Council, invites creations of new works for this fall exhibit. Exhibit held indoors and outdoors. Submission deadline Sept 20, 2022. Artists and makers of all mediums welcome. This is an opportunity for land artists, Plein air painters, nature lovers, photographers, and those who love to create with organic materials from the earth. For more information, visit Outside_Inside_Artist_Call.pdf ( Download the entry form at CENTRE GALLERY @ VCAC (


MYTH, MAGIC, MYSTERY, presented by The Vernon Community Arts Centre invites members to use their creativity to help viewers step into a world of myth, magic, and mystery. All mediums welcome. Exhibit to be held Oct 20 to Nov 25, the last exhibit of 2022. Submission deadline Oct 18, 2022. For more information, visit Myth_Magic_Mystery_Artist_Call.pdf ( The entry form can be downloaded at CENTRE GALLERY @ VCAC (

PoMoArts (Port Moody) invites artisans and artists to participate in the 9th Annual Winter Treasures. This is a boutique-style, artisan market and exhibition. Artisans and artists in all media are invited to submit fine crafts and artwork that is suitable for holiday gift giving. Preference will be given to smaller works in a variety of price ranges up to $500.00. Artists will be encouraged to replenish sold artwork. Opening reception Nov 10 (6 to 8 pm). The market/exhibition is on view Nov 10, 2022 – Dec 22, 2022. Fees are not charged. Application deadline Oct 2, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit

GALLERY RING invites submissions for their ongoing Artists of the Month competitions. For August's Artists of the Month, the deadline to submit work is Aug 1, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit GALLERY RING

PoMoArts GALLERY (Port Moody) accepts exhibition proposals year-round, from groups and individuals in all media and subject matter. Proposals are reviewed twice per year by the Port Moody Arts Centre Gallery Committee. For more information and to apply, visit Gallery Exhibition Proposal Application (

ART 4 PEACE LITERARY & VISUAL ART CONTEST 2022 (Surrey) is now open for submissions. Three age groups: Ages 5 – 11, 12 – 17, 18 – 64 and 65+. Winners in each age group receive certificates, cash prizes and trophies. Submission deadline is August 15, 2022. For more information, visit Questions can be e-mailed to

BC-Wide ANNUAL artSpacific, presented by the Langley Arts Council, invites artists to participate. Five awards presented for Best in Show, First Place $400, Second Place $300, and Third Place $200. Also, two Honorable Mentions awarded $100 each. All five winners receive a free LAC membership. Submission deadline September 1, 2022. $15 fee to apply for this call. For more information and to apply visit:

33rd ANNUAL POSITIVELY PETITE MINIATURE EXHIBITION presented by Place des Arts (Coquitlam) invites submissions from local artists, based in the Lower Mainland, who create things small and unique. The exhibition will be displayed in the Atrium gallery at Place des Arts, Nov 12 to Dec 15, 2022, with an opening reception on Nov 12. The exhibition will also be featured online at from Nov 18 - Dec 15, 2022. Submission deadline September 12, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit

THE TEENY TINY SHOW 2022 returns for its fifth year to the Maury Young Arts Centre (Whistler). Open only to artists from the Sea to Sky Corridor (Bowen Island to Mount Currie). Exhibit runs Sept 1 - Oct 29, with an Art Party on Sept 16. Artwork can be made with and on almost any material, as long as it is 3" x 3" or smaller. Maximum 4 pieces per artist. Artwork and application form due Aug 17, 2022. For more information, visit

PHYSICAL INTERSECTIONS DIGITAL COLLABORATIONS (PIDC) PROJECT, presented by Xchanges Gallery and Studios (Vancouver) offers a unique opportunity for 11 artists to collaborate, create, exhibit, perform, record, publish, learn, and earn. Application deadline August 12, 2022. This 16-month project will kick off in Sept 2022. It includes several performance and exhibition opportunities, creative and artistic support from a team of three curator/mentors and project leadership from three local arts organizations: Xchanges Gallery and Studios, Media Net/Flux Gallery, and the Victoria Arts Council. The artists will work individually and in collaborative groups. An open information session on Zoom for potential participants to ask questions and get more details about the project will be held on July 29, 2022 at 1:00-2:00 PM PST. Pre-register for the Zoom Information Session HERE. For more details and to apply, visit

NORVAL MORRISSEAU AWARD FOR VISUAL ARTS is accepting submissions for this annual award. Open to Canadian citizens, members of Indigenous nations, landed immigrants, permanent residents, refugee applicants, and international students in Canada. Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS) is committed to inclusivity and equality, and it wishes to create opportunities for everyone in the arts communities regardless of race, ethnicity, social or economic status, caste, gender, disability, sexuality, religion, or any other similarly restrictive category. People of colour, LGBTQ+, disabled, and financially challenged artists are encouraged to participate. Submission deadline August 15, 2022. For more information, details of the awards, and to apply, visit

NORTH VAN ARTS invites artists to participate in the 2022 Anonymous Art Show. Welcomes emerging and established artists working strictly on unframed and unsigned 8”x8”x1½” canvas or wood panels. This is the third year the Anonymous Art Show will be online encouraging many more people access to viewing and buying artwork. The exhibition will be installed at CityScape Community ArtSpace, with an in-person preview week starting a week before online sales open. The artwork can be viewed in person during the exhibition or online, but all purchasing of artwork will remain online. Once a painting is purchased, it is removed from the wall, and replaced with a sold tag, revealing the artist’s name. The artist’s name will also be added to the online gallery. Online submission deadline, October 3 at 5 pm. For the details, visit

GALLERY GACHET (Vancouver) welcomes proposals for 2023 exhibitions and projects that engage their mandate in interesting and challenging ways. Gallery Gachet is an artist-run centre which presents exhibitions of relevant art practices that demystify mental diversities, challenge stigmatization and marginalization, and promote social and economic justice. Proposal deadline Sept 12, 2022. For more information, visit Annual Call for Submissions / 2023 (

GALLERY RING invites artists to participate in an exhibition with an open theme. Artists can choose the subject matter and style. 2D artwork including photography/digital is welcome. Accepts all artistic styles from traditional and representational to abstract and experimental. Many awards are available. Fees: $20 US for 1-3 artworks. Deadline August 18, 2022. For more details and to submit work, visit

PAINT THE TRAIN 2022 juried exhibition invites artists to participate. Presented by the Arts Council of Surrey (ACS), in partnership with the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) and the Langley Arts Council (LAC). Paint the train entries should represent the artist's view of the impact of railways (electric, steam, diesel) in the region since 1886 – the date of the first scheduled train to cross Canada from sea to sea. The subject of the work should have a direct connection to a railway in the region of the lower Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland. The original entry deadline of Aug 27 has been extended to Sept 30, 2022. Welcomes adult and junior (ages 10 – 17) submissions. For more information and the entry form for Adult artists, visit and for information and the entry form for the Junior category, visit

24TH ANNUAL NANAIMO ARTWALK artist registration is open until August 25, 2022. The Nanaimo Artwalk takes place in downtown Nanaimo on Dec 3 & 4. Artists will set up in local venues, guiding visitors through a tour of the downtown area and offering unique gifts for the art lover, just before the Holiday season. Registration fee is $75 dollars. Nanaimo Arts Council membership is required to participate. For more information, contact Artwalk Co-ordinator Michelle Gilligan at or visit

GALLERY VERTIGO (Vernon) welcomes submissions for their 2023 calendar year. Members and non-members are encouraged to submit proposals. Deadline Oct 29, 2022 at 3 pm. Visit Gallery Vertigo Call to Artists


WOODLAND GARDENS in Campbell River hosts their 20th annual Artisans Festival, from Sept 3 to 5, 2022. Invites painters and other genres of artists to show and sell their work. Fee for a 12x12 space is $175.00 for the three days. For more information, visit or download the application form.  


FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS presents the 2022 Ten Squared Exhibition. Open to all artists living in Canada. Accepts any subject or style on a substrate that is exactly 10” x 10” and at least 1 ½” thick. Entries are $15 per piece and artists can submit up to ten artworks. No maximum price restriction on submissions and all sales are shared 50% / 50% between the artist and the Federation. Submission deadline Sept 30, 2022. For more information and to submit work, visit

FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS is accepting submissions for the 2022 Limitless Exhibition. Open to all artists living in Canada. $1000 in prizes. This annual exhibition awards established artists while supporting emerging ones. Each year, the Federation donates $1,000 from the submission fees from this call for entry to a student enrolled at the post-secondary level in a visual arts program. Submission deadline Oct 24, 2022. For more information and to submit work, visit

LOBBY GALLERY in the COWICHAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (2687 James St, Duncan) invites artist proposals for 2023 & 2024 art exhibitions. Group shows are encouraged. The space can accommodate 40 pieces of art, ready to self-hang. Only 20% commission on sales. Contact Laura for details and booking inquiries at 250-746-3428 or

2023 FRASER VALLEY BIENNIAL invites submissions. Application deadline October 15, 2022. Open to all artists who reside in the Fraser Valley region, from Hope to Langley. This year’s theme: The Body. Artists are encouraged to submit work that deals with the body, as a literal and/or symbolic object. The 7th annual exhibition will premiere at The Reach Gallery (Abbotsford) from January to May of 2023. Smaller versions of the exhibition will be presented by The Reach’s regional partners throughout the remainder of the year: The Langley Arts Council, the Fort Gallery, the Abbotsford Arts Council, Mission Arts Council, Kent-Harrison Arts Council, and Chilliwack Visual Artists Association. For guidelines and the submission form, visit

PACIFIC ARTS MARKET (1448 & 1450 W. Broadway, Vancouver) offers studio spaces for artists. Available Sept 1, 2022. The studios range from 50 Sq Ft. to 105 Sq. Ft. and are priced from $300 to $590/month. Rent includes heat/ac, hydro, business hours access, wifi, as well as the use of the washrooms, and common area storage. Minimum 6-month rental. The application form is online at For more information, phone 604-216-9063 or visit

GALLERY RING invites submissions for their ongoing Artists of the Month Contest. Artists for the month of September will be chosen. Several awards presented. Submission deadline Sept 1, 2022. 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. The contest is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age, from emerging to established. $20 US for 1-2 artworks. For more information and to apply, visit

ROSSLAND MUSEUM AND DISCOVERY CENTRE hold their annual Outdoor Artisan Market during Culture Days, Sept 24 and 25. Artists and artisans are welcome to apply to show and sell their work. Submission deadline Sept 9, 2022. For more information, see the application form at

WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to submit work for the 2023 Exhibition Program at the Silk Purse Arts Centre. Submissions open to emerging & professional artists working in any medium. Selected artists will be scheduled for a 4-week group exhibition of 2-4 artists, determined by the Jury, at the Silk Purse Arts Centre in 2023. All selected artists required to become WVCAC Members. Submission deadline Sept 16, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit West Vancouver Community Arts Council - 2023 Exhibition Program at the Silk Purse Arts Centre (


FERRY BUILDING GALLERY in West Vancouver invites submissions for its Holiday Exhibition and Gift Sale. Show dates are Nov 18 to Dec 18, 2022 (11 am – 5 pm). Accepted participants must offer at least one volunteer shift in the Gallery. For more information and to apply, visit Harmony Arts Festival - SlideRoom - Login phone 604-925-7290 or e-mail

THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ARTS CENTRE (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach, invites its members to exhibit in the Winter 2022 Member's Show. Participants must be current and valid members of TOSH (new members welcome: Exhibition dates Oct 31 to Dec 16, 2022 in The Volunteer Gallery & The Dorothy Francis Gallery. The theme is Rural Decay: Welcomes fading landscapes, crumbling infrastructure, or show how there is Beauty in the break down. Submission deadline Sept 30, 2022. Work must be delivered to the gallery to be hung on Oct 31, 2022 at 9 am and picked up on Dec 17, 2022 if not sold. For more details, visit 2022 Members Exhibition Announcement — The Old School House Arts Centre

DEER LAKE GALLERY (Burnaby) invites submissions for ReVision – The Art of Recycling. ReVision the Art of Recycling is a non-profit society of artists dedicated to focusing attention on environmental issues by upcycling waste materials into meaningful art. All Canadian artists are welcome to submit 5 images of work for curation. Sculpture, 2D works, assemblages, collages and performance art will be considered. Successful entrants must become members of the Burnaby Arts Council. Membership is $25. The (flexible) theme for the show is “Making Art Fun Again.” Exhibition dates are Sept 17 to Oct 22, 2022.  Submission deadline Sept 7, 2022. For more information, visit Art Call | ReVision - The Art of ReCycling

LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL, in collaboration with local MLA, Andrew Mercier, will be exhibiting artwork at their Office Space on the one-way in Langley City. The One-Way Gallery (#104-20611 Fraser Highway) will be reserved for members of the LAC and will be available to be seen in person by appointment, and online in the 'AIFS Online Galleries at Please note that the One-Way Gallery is open by appointment only. Hours of operation are Mon – Fri, 8:30 to 4 pm. To book an appointment, contact or 604-514-8206. This exhibition will be on display Oct 17, 2022, to Feb 8, 2023. Application deadline Oct 7, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit

PACIFIC ARTS MARKET (Vancouver) offers Holiday Season Shopping Space for all BC artists. There are 2 bundled package options available for Gallery space: Package 1 is 12 weeks at $950; Package 2 is for 16 weeks at $1255. Artists are not required to be present, except during specific holiday shopping events. Application deadline Oct 15, 2022. Space is limited. Be sure to mention the "Holiday Season Shopping Special" when applying. For more details and the application form, visit under ‘Call for Artists.’ Or contact Crystal Cornthwaite, or 604-216-9063.

GALLERY RING invites artists to participate in People, an art contest devoted to artworks of people. Artists are given the freedom of choice for style. Many awards are available. Welcomes 2D artwork including photography/digital in all artistic styles from traditional and representational to abstract and experimental. $20 US for 1-3 artworks. Submission deadline Sept 20, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit GALLERY RING

SEMIAHMOO ARTS SOCIETY invites artists to participate in Gratitude, an open, juried show. Artists are asked to create an artwork/creative expression to represent 'gratitude.' Exhibition takes place Sept 23 to Oct 13, 2022, at the South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre (in the Turnbull Gallery, Corridor Galleria, and Front Window space). Deadline for responses and e-mail images is Sept 12, 2022. Prizes awarded for first ($200), second ($100) and third place ($50). For more details and to apply, visit Call For Artists - Juried Exhibition on Gratitude (

LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET invites artists and artisan vendors. The Market takes place Dec 3 & 4 and coincides with the City of Langley’s Magic of Christmas event. Application deadline Sept 30, 2022. For more info and to apply, visit

THE FERRY BUILDING GALLERY (1564 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver) welcomes applications from artists and artisans for Great Gifts, a holiday exhibition and sale in the newly renovated Ferry Building Gallery, to be held Nov 18 to Dec 18, 2022. Jury fee of $15. Application deadline Sept 11, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit

GIBSONS PUBLIC MARKET invites Sunshine Coast artists to submit exhibition proposals of two-dimensional works to hang in the Market in 2023. Visit Art @ the Market - Gibsons Public Market for more information and the submission form. Deadline Sept 30, 2022.

THE HEARTH GALLERY (Bowen Island Arts Council) invites artists from the Lower Mainland to participate in Still Life in Motion – A Live Art Event. Artists who are comfortable with drawing and/or painting from life and actions in front of people and in a short period of time are encouraged to apply. For one day, artists will be invited to create from a still life, with the difference that this still life will be in motion, animated, and evolving throughout the day. Artworks can be realistic or abstract. Artists can focus on details or on the whole picture. At the end of the day, artworks made on site will be hung on the walls for a two-week exhibition and offered for sale. The Live Art Event is Oct 1, 2022 (4 pm to 8 pm). The Exhibition is Oct 2 to 16. The Hearth will provide a $50 honorarium and sustenance to each artist. Each artist will be able to set their prices. A commission split of 65% for the artist and 35% for the Hearth will be applied on each sale. Deadline: Interested artists are to send an e-mail before Sept 23 to For more details, visit

TOGETHER, an art exhibition for the 2022 Housing Central Conference, invites artists to participate. Submission deadline Sept 15, 2022. The art exhibition takes place Nov 23, 2022, at the Sheraton Wall Centre in downtown Vancouver. Additional opportunities to showcase artwork may be available during the conference, held Nov 21- 23, 2022. The art show welcomes submissions from artists whose work touches on housing-related issues, homelessness, mental health, addictions, dealing with or overcoming stigma, or the theme of togetherness. Participating artists may be people with lived experience (homelessness, mental health and/or addictions), people living in non-profit housing or who access social services, or professional artists whose work deals with these themes or the theme of togetherness. (NOTE: The show also welcomes organizations that provide arts-related services or programming who would like to showcase their work in this area at the Conference.) Artwork may include 2D and 3D work, as well as installations in a wide variety of works representing themes of togetherness, housing, homelessness, mental health and addictions. Participation in the art exhibition is free, but space is limited. Once space is filled, a waitlist will be created in case of cancellations or if more space opens. To apply, interested artists must send the following information to Olivier Salvas Artiste, exhibition curator, at 1) A document*(.doc or PDF) that includes: Contact information (Full Name, Organization (If applicable), e-mail, phone number, website, social media, medium); A short artist statement explaining how the work relates to the themes of togetherness, housing, homelessness, mental health, addictions or overcoming stigma; A description of the organization and art program to be represented OR a bio of the artist. 2) Up to 10 high-resolution images of artwork to be displayed. Those interested in learning more about this opportunity or need assistance with the application can e-mail Olivier Salvas at

RICHMOND STREET BANNER CONTEST invites artists to submit their designs, with an opportunity to win $300 and a full-sized banner of their artwork. Winning designs will be part of a collection of 1,000 banners across Richmond throughout 2023. Welcomes submissions that include all art mediums, skills and abilities, including photography and graphic design. Participants are asked to consider the following 10 themes when submitting their entries: Neighbourhood, Community, Connection, Wildlife, Wellness, Urban Landscape, Nature, Waterfront, The Arts, Sustainability. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2023. Entry deadline Sept 16, 2022. For complete contest rules and guidelines, and to submit entries, visit City of Richmond BC - Street Banners

GALLERY RING invites artists to participate in their ongoing Artists of the Month Contest. A Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and Crystal artist of October will be named. Submission deadline Oct 1, 2022. $20 US for 1-2 artworks. For more information and to apply, visit


ROSSLAND COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURE (RCAC) invites West Kootenay artists and artisans to participate in a juried visual art exhibition entitled In the Moment. Submissions to the exhibition should be an artist’s representation of living in the moment. This exhibition encourages emerging and professional artists, including youth, of all visual art mediums to explore the nature of their lived experiences in these changing times, pushing original, creative ideas representing personal moments in time.

This juried exhibition will be in the Lily May Room of the Miners Hall, Oct 14 to 23, 2022. All artists with successful submissions will be remunerated for exhibiting their works. West Kootenay artists/artisans are encouraged to respond to this theme with new and recent ideas and works. All original visual art works must have been completed within the last two years. All mediums are welcome: paintings, sculpture, fibre art, and more. Open to artists of all ages. Submission deadline Sept 30, 2022. For more information contact  or download the entry form at:

3RD ANNUAL NOMAD HOLIDAY MARKET in Esquimalt, Nov 11 to 13, has 20 spots still available for artists and artisans. For more info and to register visit

KIMBERLEY ARTS at CENTRE 64 invites all artists to participate in the exhibit What does the Queen mean to you? All forms of art are welcome. Works must be completed and in the gallery by Nov 19, 2022. Entry fees are waived for Arts Centre members. $25 entry fee for non-members. Up to 3 pieces of art allowed per artist. For more information contact John Stafford, Administrative Assistant, 250-427-4919, e-mail or visit Kimberley Arts @ Centre 64

COQUITLAM HERITAGE (1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam) invites artwork proposals for an upcoming exhibit using artifacts from their newly launched online database as inspiration and / or reference. The work of up to four artists will be selected to display in the upstairs gallery space. Artists are to choose an object from the artifacts published in the collection portal and submit a proposal of the inspired artwork they intend to make. 2/3D artists and performance artists will be selected from the submitted proposals. Only upon successful selection are artists expected to start work on their artworks. Original proposals only, previously made artwork will not be accepted. Proposal deadline Oct 21, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit Artist Callout — Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House More information can also be obtained by contacting Markus Fahrner, or 604-516-6151.


PITT MEADOWS ART GALLERY (PMAG) invites artists to participate in Christmas at PMAG, Nov 12 to Dec 24, 2022. Welcomes a variety of giftable artworks including paintings, drawings, jewelry, woodwork, fibre art, candles, bath and body products, pottery and more. Application deadline Oct 9 at 11:59 pm. For more information and the application form, visit

ARTS COUNCIL OF LADYSMITH AND DISTRICT (444 Parkhill Terrace) invite their members (and new members are welcome) to participate in their next monthly exhibition: Cobalt Blue. Cobalt blue pigment is most frequently used as a colouring agent in ceramics, jewellery, and of course, paint. Symbolically, the colour blue has a rich past. Before its widespread use, blue was often synonymous with royalty due to how costly the pigment was to produce and obtain. Now that it's more accessible, artists and craftspeople, what will you do with blue? Submission deadline Sept 25, 2022. Work must be delivered in person by Sept 29. For more information and to apply, visit

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