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The Artist's Journal

British Columbia, Canada

For artists who paint or draw

B.C.'s Calls for Entry

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ABBOTSFORD

THE KARITON GALLERY welcomes exhibition proposals for the Downie Wenjack Legacy Space. The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples. With this in mind, the Abbotsford Arts Council and Kariton Gallery seek artwork for their quarterly Legacy Space exhibitions from Indigenous artists that spark conversation around Gord Downie’s call to action for reconciliation: “Do something.” For more info, visit https://abbotsfordartscouncil.com/dwj-open-call/ No exp

Search tips: Calls for Entry are listed alphabetically by host city or area.

But don't limit your search to your location only: Many Calls are 'open' to

all BC artists, and some are online, eliminating travel.

Also, if the Call is members-only, you can usually participate

if you pay the membership fee.

COQUITLAM

COQUITLAM HERITAGE SOCIETY seeks artwork for an upcoming exhibit, Looking Back: Expressions of Local History. The exhibition will be held at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. The Coquitlam Heritage Society celebrates its 40th anniversary with this special exhibition highlighting the organization’s past, its efforts documenting oral histories and gathering artifacts, and its community outreach. Artworks can include but are not limited to, depictions of local historic events, your memories, personal history, or nostalgia. Mediums can include, but are not limited to, photography, painting, drawing, illustration, collage, textile, mixed media, and sculpture. Ages 16+, recreational and professional artists are welcome to apply. Artists may submit up to three entries. There is no entry fee. Submission deadline March 1, 2024, 5 pm. For more details, visit http://www.coquitlamheritage.ca/artist-callout-looking-back-exhibition

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BC / CANADA WIDE

NOTE: Most Calls in this category are also posted under their city/area category.

SEYMOUR ART GALLERY (4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver) invites submissions from B.C. artists for New & Emerging. Application deadline March 22, 2024. This juried group exhibition provides exposure to new and emerging artists; therefore, eligibility is limited to artists who self-identify as emerging artists. Artwork may be individually or collaboratively produced. This show is open to all artists in British Columbia, but local drop off and pick up is required. For more details and to apply, visit https://form.jotform.com/240516752617255

THE FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS invites artists internationally to participate in the 2024 Annual International Mail-In Art Exhibition. Submission deadline March 15, 2024.  Exhibition dates May 6 - 26, 2024. This is an opportunity for artists worldwide to exhibit for minimal cost and win $2,000 CA in prizes. Submissions must be no bigger than 8” x 10” or 10” x 8” and unframed. The FCA will frame successfully juried pieces at the gallery. For more information and to apply, visit https://artists.ca/submissions/index

GALLERY RING invites submissions for an online contest and exhibition that anticipates and celebrates the arrival of Spring. One artwork will be selected and revealed daily, starting March 1 and ending March 19, 2024, in a group show of 19 artworks. For the first 12 days, the official selections will be revealed in random order. The following and remaining seven days will be reserved for the top artworks, which will count down from seventh place to the first-place winner on the first day of Spring (March 19). Several awards are offered. $20 US for 1-3 artworks. Submission deadline Feb 29, 2024. For more information, visit https://artgalleryring.com/spring-countdown.html

SOUTH DELTA ARTISTS GUILD (1710 – 56th Street, Tsawwassen) invites submissions for Oil and Water 2024, held June 6 to 23, 2024. Open to all BC-based 2D artists. Fees for non-SDAG Members: $20 for the first and $10 for each additional entry (up to 5 total). Fees for SDAG Members: $20 for the first and $5 for each additional entry (up to 5 total). Welcomes 2D Original Media: oil, acrylic, water media, pastel, encaustic, pen and ink, pencil, graphite, and hand-pulled prints in print runs of less than 200. Maximum size 48 in (122 cm) wide and 60 in (153 cm) high, including framing. Any subject may be depicted, but the South Delta Artists Guild (SDAG) reserves the right to refuse any artwork deemed unsuitable to hang in the gallery. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, plus five honourable mentions. First Place award $1000. Submission deadline May 4, 2024. For more details, visit southdeltaartistsguild.com  E-mail queries to oilandwater2024@southdeltaartistsguild.com

COMMUNITY ART PROJECT: CLOCKING IN FOR UNPAID LABO[U]R CANADA invites Canadian artists to transform a timecard into a work of art for this community exhibition. Timecards record the hourly work done by workers in paid institutions. Timecards are mostly obsolete today, but artists are asked to ponder the work that is done without getting paid. Whether the unpaid work is emotional labour, housework, caregiving, or unpaid aspects of freelance work, artists are welcome to create a time card. Registration deadline March 31, 2024. For more details, visit https://www.jenniejohnston.com/projects/clocking-in

ROOM MAGAZINE welcomes art submissions. Each issue of this literary magazine features four to eight pages of interior art. The magazine accepts illustrations, collages, mixed media, digital art, fine art, photography, graphic arts, and more, but not AI art. Room prints in black and white or greyscale at a minimum of 300 dpi+. Here is a collection of art that has recently been published: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11KExKGVIovIrKYT_lhcum9pYQr5Wd68G. Artists who believe their work would be a fit for Room, may contact submissions@roommagazine.com with a link to their website or portfolio with the subject line “art submission.” For more detailed information, visit https://roommagazine.com/submit/

 

WILDLIFE HABITAT CANADA’S NATIONAL WILDLIFE ART COMPETITION is by invitation only. However, Wildlife Habitat Canada welcomes new Canadian wildlife artists who may be interested in submitting a piece to be considered for future competitions. Canadian wildlife artists wishing to participate in the contest can send an artist CV and website link where artwork can be viewed (or provide work samples) to kgraham@whc.org. For more detailed information about the competition, visit https://whc.org/the-stamp/art-competition/ Held annually, this competition selects the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and Print image.

YVR ART FOUNDATION offers Aspiring Artist Awards to Indigenous youth (15 – 20) who reside in BC or the Yukon. Aspiring Artist Awards are $500 each and are awarded annually to youth to support their self-directed work in the visual arts. Ongoing deadline. For more details, visit https://www.yvraf.com/our-program-resources/aspiring-artist-awards/

RICHMOND ARTS CENTRE offers an ongoing call for exhibitions in the Upper Rotunda Gallery. This is a community-based gallery space exhibiting works from the Richmond Arts Centre Resident Art Groups, community artists/groups, art students and emerging artists. Located within the Richmond Arts Centre (7700 Minoru Gate). The Richmond Art Gallery and the Community Cultural Development program manage the exhibition submissions. Artists and artist groups from Richmond will be prioritized, however, proposals are accepted from artists living beyond the city. Submissions are accepted throughout the year and should be submitted via email to artscentre@richmond.ca For further information, visit https://www.richmond.ca/culture/art-facilities/cultural-centre/art-displays.htm  no exp

CATCHING STARS GALLERY (Bowen Island) offers a Feature Artist opportunity to exhibit work for one month. Includes extra marketing and promotions. Interested BC artists are invited to apply by contacting info@catchingstarsgallery.com or visiting https://www.catchingstarsgallery.com/blog/call-for-artists-feature-opportunity-03-23 Exhibition dates will be determined at the time of the application. no exp

SOONNESS, a jigsaw puzzle brand based in Canada, invites artists worldwide to share their work with the world through puzzles. Welcomes submissions from emerging and established artists 18 years of age and older. Work is to be submitted in a digital format. For more information and to submit work, visit https://soonness.com/pages/art-submissions  no exp

PASTEL ARTISTS.CA is Canada’s community for pastel artists with members across the country, from British Columbia to the Maritimes. The group offers Calls for Entry throughout the year. For more information, visit Home - Pastel Artists.CA  no exp

THE UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S CLUB OF VANCOUVER (VisArts Committee) offers an ongoing open call for BC artists to showcase their work in the Hycroft Gallery at the Victorian Heritage Club House in Shaughnessy, Vancouver. The Hycroft Gallery, located on the upper level, is curated and managed by the UWCV Visual Arts Committee (VisArts). Each month features a different fine art or craft exhibit and opening receptions with the artists. VisArts’ Mandate is to showcase the work of talented BC artists and designers in the Hycroft Gallery and to inform and enrich members and guests by featuring diverse styles and mediums. Interested artists are encouraged to download the application at 2023-2024 HYCROFT GALLERY OPEN CALL APPLICATION and email it to visarts@uwcvancouver.ca   no exp

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​​PACIFIC ARTS MARKET (in Vancouver) welcomes artists of all genres to show and sell their work in a year-round art market. Spaces are rented on a 4-week basis. Located at 1448 W. Broadway, Vancouver - 2nd floor. Pacific Arts Market will facilitate sales and offer guidance and support. Pacific Arts Market also offers opportunities to sell artwork online, with the ability to ship from Canada to the U.S.A. Several other exhibiting opportunities are available throughout the year. For more details, visit https://www.pacificartsmarket.ca/apply-for-space?mc_cid=7896c3cd79&mc_eid=4629d9ae4f  Sign up to receive the Pacific Arts Market e-mailed newsletter to learn of their many opportunities for artists throughout the year: https://www.pacificartsmarket.ca/  no exp

BIAFARIN, an Ontario-based company, invites artists to promote and sell their art worldwide, on their artist management platform. Biafarin assists visual artists in building their art careers and connects artists to galleries, venues, festivals, brands, critics, media, and art lovers. For more information, visit https://www.biafarin.com/p/home.html   no exp

ART JOBS offers worldwide Calls for Entry, art jobs and more. Subscribe (free) to receive your choice for updates at https://www.artjobs.com/#   no exp

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 https://www.artinmotion.com/content/AboutLicensing   no exp

NATIONAL OIL PAINTERS AND ACRYLIC SOCIETY hosts competitions throughout the year. Sign up for their newsletter at https://www.noaps.org/   no exp

PARTIAL GALLERY invites independent Canadian artists to join their network. Partial Gallery offers a marketplace where art collectors of any level can discover diverse, emerging artists and where artists can be introduced to new audiences and find new homes for their work. Partial’s goal is simple: More art on more walls. For more information, visit https://www.partial.gallery/apply or contact hello@partial.gallery or 647-424-4278.no exp

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~ Henri Matisse

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DELTA

SOUTH DELTA ARTISTS GUILD (1710 – 56th Street, Tsawwassen) invites submissions for Oil and Water 2024, held June 6 to 23, 2024. Open to all BC-based 2D artists. Fees for non-SDAG Members: $20 for the first and $10 for each additional entry (up to 5 total). Fees for SDAG Members: $20 for the first and $5 for each additional entry (up to 5 total). Welcomes 2D Original Media: oil, acrylic, water media, pastel, encaustic, pen and ink, pencil, graphite, and hand-pulled prints in print runs of less than 200. Maximum size 48 in (122 cm) wide and 60 in (153 cm) high, including framing. Any subject may be depicted, but the South Delta Artists Guild (SDAG) reserves the right to refuse any artwork deemed unsuitable to hang in the gallery. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, plus five honourable mentions. First Place award $1000. Submission deadline May 4, 2024. For more details, visit southdeltaartistsguild.com  E-mail queries to oilandwater2024@southdeltaartistsguild.com

Search tip: Calls for Entry are listed alphabetically by host city or area.

But don't limit your search to your location only: Many Calls are 'open' to

all BC artists, and some are online, eliminating travel.

Also, if the Call is members-only, you can usually participate

if you pay the membership fee.

ENDERBY

THE CITY OF ENDERBY is redesigning its street banners and invites artists of all ages and backgrounds to submit their designs. Submissions will be entered into one of two categories: ‘Under 18’ and ‘18 and Over’, with a judging panel to select a winning design in each category. Submissions may be dropped off at Enderby City Hall, 619 Cliff Avenue, Enderby, or emailed to info@cityofenderby.com with ‘Street Banners’ noted in the subject line. Submission deadline 4:30 pm March 15, 2024.  Winning designs may be modified by a graphic designer to ensure that the design is banner-ready.

FERNIE

THE FERNIE & DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL invites experienced and professional artists who live in the Columbia Basin to submit a proposal for a new permanent mural. Theme: Station Square, Community & Remembrance. Submission deadline Feb 29, 2024. For more information, visit https://theartsstation.com/calls-for-entry-grants/muralproject-2024/

GULF ISLANDS

SALT SPRING ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY invites proposal submissions from artists for month-long exhibitions in the library program room or display case. Ongoing deadline. For the details, MORE INFO

GABRIOLA ARTS COUNCIL invites registrations for the annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour (Oct 12 – 14, 2024) from full-time resident artists on Gabriola, Mudge, De Courcy, or Valdes Island. All visual artists and artisans who are permanent residents of these Islands and members of the Gabriola Arts Council may participate in the Studio Tour. Welcomes registrations from individual artists, or as an artist partnership or collective. Shared spaces can be arranged, and registering artists are asked to note if they can share studio space with another artist. Registration deadline Feb 29, 2024. For more information, visit https://artsgabriola.ca/thanksgiving-studio-tour/

SALT SPRING ARTS (Salt Spring Island) welcomes proposal submissions from visual artists interested in painting a vertical 4×8 ft mural for Art on the Hall 2024, to be hung outside Historic Mahon Hall. Submission deadline Feb 29, 2024. Details at LEARN MORE

MAYNE ISLAND ARTISTS are invited to submit proposals for art exhibitions in the Ag Hall. Applicants are asked to provide details such as the theme or title of the show, names of the participating artist(s), the preferred time of year or weekend, etc. The Hall will be reserved, insurance provided, and assistance will be given for advertising. Technical support will also be provided along with other general guidance. The artist(s) will be responsible for hanging the show, gallery-minding, and making a small contribution toward the expenses. All artists must be members of the Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council. For more information and/or to submit a proposal, e-mail artsonmayne@gmail.com no exp

SOUTHERN GULF ISLANDS ARTS COUNCIL offers an ongoing opportunity for its members to exhibit their work on BC Ferries Floating Galleries. Work by members of Galiano, Pender, Mayne, and the Saturna Island branches of the Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council are displayed in the Floating Gallery display cases on board BC Ferries vessels serving the Southern Gulf Islands. Artists can participate in these displays by joining the Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council: https://www.artsontheislands.org/join.html

Gulf Islands
HIJK
Kimberley

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KELOWNA

THE ALTERNATOR CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART invites exhibition proposals from artists and curators for the 2025 programming of the Main Gallery and Project Gallery. The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is an artist-run centre located on unceded Syilx territory in what is now called Kelowna, BC. Since 1989, the Alternator has shown the work of emerging Canadian and international artists with an experimental approach, particularly those engaged in social and cultural issues. Welcomes submissions from under-represented artists of all backgrounds including, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black, and racialized persons; refugee, newcomer and immigrant persons; two-spirit, LGBTQ+ and gender non-binary persons, persons with diverse abilities, and those on low-incomes or living in poverty. Application deadline March 18, 2024 (midnight). For the full description of submission requirements for both the Main and Project Galleries, visit website.

ARTSCAPE exhibition program, with the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (Artsco), invites artists of all ages and skill levels to display artwork in any of eight venues that rotate every three months. Bi-annual call for submission: Summer & Winter. Artscape is only open to Artsco members. Visit https://artsco.ca/exhibit-with-artscape/ e-mail heythere@artsco.ca or phone 250-861-4123.  no exp

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KIMBERLEY

KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL - CENTRE 64 invites submissions for Artrageous, April 4 to May 15, 2024. Welcomes “artrageously” extreme art that pushes the boundaries. Submission deadline March 28, 2024. More information posted soon at https://www.centre64.com/event-details/artrageous-2

ART GALLERY KIMBERLEY invites artists to apply for solo art exhibitions in the Gallery. Exhibitions are two weeks long. Artist talks are encouraged. The solo exhibition fee is $200. 35% gallery commission on sales. All artworks on display must be for sale. For more information, visit  https://www.artgallerykimberley.com/post/call-to-artists-2  no exp

If my husband ever met a woman on the street who looked like one of his paintings he would faint.

~ Jacqueline Roque Picasso

LMN
Wendys Ad
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Art by Wendy

Studio Gallery

Wendy Mould, ADC, CDM

Wildlife Artist & Instructor

(graphite, pen, watercolour) 

Private Art Lessons

Commissions Welcome

wendy@artbywendy.com

604-314-2232

www.artbywendy.com

Langley, B.C. (Walnut Grove)

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Wendy's next workshop Online Drawing Lessons takes place in February 2024. See all the details in the Classified Section of this publication.

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LANGLEY AREA

THE LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL (LAC) invites artists to submit work for the annual season-themed exhibition Summer. Welcomes work that reflects summer, experiences of it, or feelings about it. Exhibition dates are July 10 to Aug 19, 2024. Submission deadline June 5, 2024. All artists welcome to participate but must be LAC Members to waive the application fee. More info here.

SMALL SHOP MARKETS in Fort Langley welcome applications from local artists and artisans vendors. Multiple markets are held at the Fort Langley Community Hall: Hello Spring on April 20, 2024, Hello Summer on June 15, 2024, Hello Fall on Sept 21, 2024, and Hello Winter on Nov 9 and 10, 2024. Apply here 

LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites proposal submissions for 2025 Solo, Duo, and Group Exhibitions. No fees to apply. Exhibitions are held at one of three Langley Arts Council brick-and-mortar Galleries. Submission deadline May 22, 2024. For more details, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/proposals/proposals

THE LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL (LAC) invites artists and artisans to apply to showcase their original 3D artworks and handmade goods in the new LAC Gift Shop (located at LAC Offices inside the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, 26770 29 Ave, Aldergrove). The items in the Gift Shop will be available for purchase in person and online. Submission deadline is ongoing. Submitting Artists/Artisans do not need to be members of the LAC. However, if chosen for the Gift Shop, they will need to be a member at the time their works are showcased. For more details and to apply, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/submit/gift-shop  n

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LUMBY

MONASHEE ARTS COUNCIL (1975 Vernon St, Lumby; 778-473-3029) offers several Calls for Artists in 2024. For more information and submission deadlines, visit https://monasheeartscouncil.com/upcoming-shows/  no exp

MAPLE RIDGE

THE ACT ART GALLERY is accepting artwork submissions/proposals for a July / August 2024 exhibition focused on children’s engagement. This playful and experimental exhibition will appeal to children and families when school is out for the summer. Welcomes a wide range of mediums, ideas, and approaches for this artist call. More info hereProposal submission deadline April 28, 2024.

NELSON

NELSON DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL (NDAC) invites professional and emerging artists to apply for ArtWalk. The 36th Annual event will be held in June and July 2024. Not all applicants will be selected, but priority will be given to artists showing recent work not previously exhibited at ArtWalk or other Nelson venues. ArtWalk also invites Nelson businesses with wall space to consider applying to participate (ArtWalk can bring more foot traffic into a business). Application deadline April 15, 2024. To support the community’s economic recovery from the pandemic, NDAC will continue to waive participation fees for artists and venues for ArtWalk 2024. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.ndac.ca/nelson-artwalk/?fbclid=IwAR1EquTBKRLFL5Tl0GnnZrtSIlkYM6vCITciHj7PzfdsAZgrvoGVruv5N3U

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OPQR

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PORT MOODY

BLACKBERRY GIFT SHOP invites new members working in a wide range of mediums (especially painters/illustrators and jewellers) to exhibit and sell their art. The Blackberry Gift Shop is located inside PoMoArts at 2425 St. John’s Street in Port Moody. For more information, drop by and speak to one of the artists or visit Join Our Cooperative | Blackberry Gift Shop   no exp

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 (pomoarts.ca)  no exp

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PRINCE GEORGE

RUSTAD GALLERIA at Two Rivers Gallery (725 Canada Games Way, 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/ For more information about the galleries and to view current and future exhibitions, visit https://www.tworiversgallery.ca/  no exp

RICHMOND

THE STEVESTON FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET is now accepting applications for the 2024 SFAM Season. Welcomes artists, artisans, entertainers and vendors. Application deadline April 7, 2024. To Apply, visit https://sfam.ca/

THOMPSON COMMUNITY CENTRE invites exhibition submissions for Public Art Exhibition Spaces. Welcomes submissions from artists of all cultural and artistic backgrounds, at any career stage. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information and the application forms, visit https://www.richmond.ca/__shared/assets/Thompson_Community_Association_-_Art_Submission65228.pdf   No exp

SOUTH ARM COMMUNITY CENTRE (Richmond) offers an ongoing artist call. Exhibition proposals can be submitted throughout the year. For more info, visit

https://www.richmond.ca/parks-recreation/centres/southarm/community-art.htm no exp

RICHMOND ARTS CENTRE offers an ongoing call for exhibitions in the Upper Rotunda Gallery. This is a community-based gallery space exhibiting works from the Richmond Arts Centre Resident Art Groups, community artists/groups, art students and emerging artists. Located within the Richmond Arts Centre (7700 Minoru Gate). The Richmond Art Gallery and the Community Cultural Development program manage the exhibition submissions. Artists and artist groups from Richmond will be prioritized, however, proposals are accepted from artists living beyond the city. Submissions are accepted throughout the year and should be submitted via email to artscentre@richmond.ca For further information, visit https://www.richmond.ca/culture/art-facilities/cultural-centre/art-displays.htm  no exp

RICHMOND PUBLIC LIBRARY (RPL) invites community members to display artwork on the new Community Art Wall at the Brighouse Branch. The Art Wall is a collaborative display space for community members to share their culture, stories and experiences through art, facilitating cross-cultural exchange and community connection. Art will be featured on an eight-week rotation. Interested artists are welcome to submit their art for consideration. For more information and to apply: https://www.yourlibrary.ca/community-art-wall  no exp

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This publication's content is

regularly updated

 

I am continually adding new Calls for Entry and try to be prompt in removing the expired Calls.

The Quotes are changed on the 1st of each month, and the Feature Cartoon is changed about the 10th of each month. The Quick Quiz is changed on the 15th of each month, the Art History on the 20th, and a new Artist Feature is added every two months (posted on the last day of the month).

Incidentally, I'm not as organized as I like to think I am, so if you notice errors such as an expired CallCall

published twice, a Call listed under the wrong category, or links that aren't working, please e-mail me. Thanks!

~ Eve Lees, editor

Richmond

I have always said that you do not see a thing until you look away from it. In other words, an object or a fact in nature has not become itself until it has been projected in the realm of the imagination.

~ Marsden Hartley

STU
Sunshine Cst
Gallery Framing & ART
Surrey - White Rock

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SQUAMISH

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: tobyjaxon@gmail.com  

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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 info@squamishartscouncil.com for schedules and application forms. no exp

SUMMERLAND

THE SUMMERLAND ART GALLERY invites submissions for several Artists in the Gallery exhibits from April 23 to May 11, 2024 and September 17 to 24, 2024. For each of the five exhibit periods, three artists will be selected. Exhibit weeks are Week 1, April 23 to 27; Week 2, April 30 to May 4; Week 3, May 7 to May 11; Week 4, Sept 17 to 24; and Week 5, Sept 24 to 27. Submission deadline Feb 29, 2024. Interested artists are asked to send contact information, area of expertise as well as preferred choice of week to admin@sumerlandarts.com before the deadline. Applicants, if not already members of the Summerland Community Arts Council, will be required to become members ($25 individual or $30 family). There is a 25% commission on all sales. All forms of art are welcome: paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography fabric art, sculpture, etc.  Each artist will be required to work shifts at the gallery during their exhibit period.

RYGA ARTS FESTIVAL invites submissions for its 1st Annual Poster Competition. Submission deadline March 30, 2024. For complete instructions and more information, interested artists are to email gm@rygafest.ca. To learn more about the Festival, visit https://www.rygafest.ca/?mc_cid=a9fbdda983&mc_eid=003dfae1ef

SUNSHINE COAST

THE KUBE (875, Gibsons Way, Gibsons) is now accepting submission for 2025 exhibitions. Email info@thekube.ca with website and/or Instagram account, and include a concept/theme for the show, if one has been decided. Selected artists will be contacted by e-mail (no messages please!). Submission deadline March 20, 2024. For information about the gallery, visit https://thekube.ca/

GIBSONS PUBLIC ART GALLERY is now accepting proposals for 2025 exhibitions. Apply for the Main Gallery, Eve Smart Gallery, or both. Submissions accepted from both emerging and established artists working in all mediums and styles. Proposal deadline March 31, 2024. Info and submission form here

ART & WORDS FESTIVAL 2024, Aug 22-25, at Gibsons Public Market invites artists, photographers, and authors to this 3rd annual event. Artists and photographers will be paired randomly with an author to create works of literature and art. New this year will be a book and art fair in the market on the festival's first day, where participants can sell their art and books. The Festival is also accepting proposals for workshops. For more information and to register, visit https://www.scwes.ca/art-words  Exp June 1, 2024 ?

CATCHING STARS GALLERY (Bowen Island) offers a Feature Artist opportunity to exhibit work for one month. Includes extra marketing and promotions. Interested BC artists are invited to apply by contacting info@catchingstarsgallery.com or visiting https://www.catchingstarsgallery.com/submissions Exhibition dates will be determined at the time of the application. no exp

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SEMIAHMOO ARTS SOCIETY (SAS) invites its members to apply to host their own solo or group exhibition at the Turnbull Gallery. Opportunities are available in June (application deadline April 1, 2024) and in Dec/Jan, 2024 (application deadline Oct 1, 2024). Applicants must be SAS members and willing to host at least three artist talks, demos, discussions, etc, during the exhibition's duration (these activities can be the same activity but offered at three different times and dates). Applicants are responsible for installing and uninstalling their work and must provide their own posters and marketing materials. For more information and to apply, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYf9jGcPw6RNSbjAFCEcakqpe5hPsCDPXLy-xQTKyi-eVidA/viewform

2024 SPRING FLING CRAFT FAIR invites vendor applications on April 20, 2024 in the Agriplex Building (Cloverdale Fairgrounds). For more information and to apply, visit https://www.cloverdalecraftfair.com/spring-fling-craft-fair    Exp April 1, 2024

LANDMARK POP-UPTOWN ART GALLERY (15140 North Bluff Rd), invites its members and friends to a group exhibition during April. This exhibition celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Semiahmoo Arts Society. No fees. No specific theme. Participating artists must gallery sit for a minimum of two shifts (approx. 4 hours each shift) for the exhibition: The Exhibition runs April 2 to 26 (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm). Participants must also be members of SAS/PACA (Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance), or Friday Life Drawing or Literary Programs Participant. Submission deadline March 1, 2024. For more details, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc-Frl1XPLg8JUopMcrVhRuDIyKkk2aWvNEty4r1BFgbM0XQ/viewform

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THE CITY OF WHITE ROCK welcomes artists to apply year-round for Art Walk. A limited number of artists are permitted to create and sell their artwork along the ocean promenade in White Rock. For more details and to apply, visit https://whiterockcity.jotform.com/231665151991864.no exp

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  no exp

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. The Application form is at https://surreylibraries.ca/sites/default/files/documents/DisplaySpaceApplication.pdf

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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 visit https://artscouncilofsurrey.ca/yacos/ or contact youthartscouncil@gmail.com   no exp

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SEYMOUR ART GALLERY (4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver) invites submissions from B.C. artists for New & Emerging. Application deadline March 22, 2024. This juried group exhibition provides exposure to new and emerging artists; therefore, eligibility is limited to artists who self-identify as emerging artists. Artwork may be individually or collaboratively produced. This show is open to all artists in British Columbia, but local drop off and pick up is required. For more details and to apply, visit https://form.jotform.com/240516752617255

STAND FESTIVAL 2024, hosted by Blackout Art Society invites artists to participate, Nov 2-12, 2024. This festival spans three venues in both North Vancouver and Downtown Vancouver. Welcomes submissions from immigrant and refugee artists in theatre, music, dance, and live interactive performances to showcase their talents. In addition to performances, the festival will feature an art exhibition and knowledge-sharing workshops. Submission deadline March 1, 2024. For more information, visit https://www.standfestival.com/

THE MARITIME MUSEUM OF BRITISH COLUMBIA seeks four local artists to participate in its 45th annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival. Chosen artists will have scheduled time to paint on the dock aboard SV Dorothy and a classic vessel for the Sunday sail past. Artists will receive tickets to the gala, have the opportunity to display their work and receive a $200 honorarium. Application deadline March 11, 2024. For more details, visit https://mmbc.bc.ca/news-and-events/classic-boat-festival/

CENTRE A (Unit 205 Keefer St, Vancouver) is now accepting submissions of works by local artists and creators in the Centre A Boutique (gallery bookstore and giftshop). Welcomes all types of creations by emerging and established artists from the Lower Mainland. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, but space is limited, and only selected submissions will be contacted. Use this form to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoBCgXmlWjMFvruDvj5kb3siF7MLM_nLyA8ymzvun4A48r1w/viewform?pli=1 or, for general submission information and guidelines, phone 604-683-8326 or e-mail info@centrea.org. Visit the website at www.centrea.org  No Exp

THE FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS invites artists internationally to participate in the 2024 Annual International Mail-In Art Exhibition. Submission deadline March 15, 2024.  Exhibition dates May 6 - 26, 2024. This is an opportunity for artists worldwide to exhibit for minimal cost and win $2,000 CA in prizes. Submissions must be no bigger than 8” x 10” or 10” x 8” and unframed. The FCA will frame successfully juried pieces at the gallery. For more information and to apply, visit https://artists.ca/submissions/index

VINTAGE AND HANDMADE SOCIETY (VHS) MARKETS now accepting registrations from artist and artisan vendors for Robson Plaza and the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery aka "šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e'énk Square. 2024 Outdoor Market Dates: April 27 (Robson Plaza), May 25 (Robson Plaza), June 15 (North Plaza), July 13 (North Plaza), Aug 10 (North Plaza), and Sept 14 (Robson Plaza). The VAG and Robson Square Plaza markets are open air with tent coverage included for all vendors. Registration remains open until spaces fill. For vendor rates, more information, and to register, visit https://www.vhsmarkets.com/

 

WEST VANCOUVER CULTURAL FEST welcomes vendor applications from artists and crafters. The Cultural Fest is May 31 and June 1, 2024, at Ambleside Park (1150 Marine Drive) in West Vancouver. Application deadline Feb 29, 2024. More information here.

48TH ANNUAL POWELL STREET FESTIVAL, Aug 3 and 4, invites applications from professional and community artists, martial arts groups, community and display booths, food vendors, and craft and food marketplace vendors. Application deadline March 10, 2024. For all the details, visit https://powellstreetfestival.com/festival-applications/

HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL 2024 invites artists, performers, and food vendors. Festival Dates: Aug 2 to 11, 2024, in West Vancouver along the waterfront on Argyle Avenue, from 14th to 16th Street. Presented by Odlum Brown Limited. Art Market application deadline Feb 29, 2024. Group Exhibition application deadline June 15, 2024. For more details and to apply, visit https://harmonyarts.ca/get-involved/applications?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Harmony%20Arts%20Festival&utm_source=Envoke-General-Harmony-Arts-Festival-Updates&utm_term=Applications

VHS MARKETS invite vendors for several outdoor market dates at the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery, aka "šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e'énk Square" and Robson Square Plaza. Market dates available are April 27th (Robson Plaza), May 25 (Robson Plaza), June 15 (North Plaza), July 13 (North Plaza), Aug 10 (North Plaza) and Sept 14 (Robson Plaza). Early bird registration is now open. 10% off for the first 50 registrants with code "early bird." The VAG and Robson Square Plaza markets will be an open-air market with tent coverage included for all vendors. The new location on the South side of the Vancouver Art Gallery is on the street level of Robson Street. Option A: $165 - 10' to display art/products. Each space features an ample 10' of tent frontage that can fit two 2'x5' tables, or be creative with the space to maximize display. Option B: $295 - Full tent to display art/products  Both options A and B include tent coverage; the vendor does not have to supply a tent. Robson Square Plaza Vendor Rates  $185 10' to display art/products
Table Rentals rentals are an additional $15 - maximum 2 table rentals per vendor. Rentals must be confirmed and paid 48 hours before the event date. Vendors who have their own tent may be offered a discount off the vendor fees (tents must be 10'x10', white in colour, weights are mandatory for wind/weather, construction should be sturdy, and no camping tents that require ground pegs). Exp March 31?

WEST OF MAIN ARTWALK (WOMA) invites artists to showcase their work in Vancouver’s longest-running open studio tour. Artists can show in their studio or house or a shared studio or multi-artist venue located within the West of Main ArtWalk Boundaries: West of Main Street and between False Creek and 41st Avenue. Registration closes March 15, 2024, or earlier if registration is full. More information and the 2024 artist application is available at www.artistsinourmidst.com

 

CAROUN ART GALLERY (1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver) invites local artists to participate in the Gallery’s seasonal group exhibitions. For more information, visit http://www.caroun.com/CarounArtGallery/Calls/00-Calls.html

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NORTH VAN ARTS offers an ongoing call for Artisans and Makers to be part of The Shop at CityScape, an area of CityScape Community ArtSpace dedicated to displaying and selling small works by local makers. The Shop showcases small, hand-made items with reasonably accessible prices (less than $100) and a broad demographic appeal. For more information, Call for Makers: The Shop at CityScape - North Van Arts  no exp

OUTSIDERS AND OTHERS (Vancouver) welcomes general gallery submissions in their galleries at 716 East Hastings Street (walk-in gallery) and #100-938 Howe Street (window gallery). The Gallery invites artists who are self-taught to introduce themselves and what they create by sending an email to outsidersandothers@gmail.com. Include images, resume, artists statement, bio, website link, etc. Please include contact information as well. You can also use the e-mail for any questions about the gallery and the submission process. For more information, visit https://www.outsidersandothers.com/news  no exp

THE UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S CLUB OF VANCOUVER (VisArts Committee) extends an ongoing open call for BC artists to showcase their work in the Hycroft Gallery at the Victorian Heritage Club House in Shaughnessy, Vancouver. The Hycroft Gallery, located on the upper level, is curated and managed by the UWCV Visual Arts Committee (VisArts). Each month features a different fine art or craft exhibit and opening receptions with the artists. VisArts’ Mandate is to showcase the work of talented BC artists and designers in the Hycroft Gallery and to inform and enrich members and guests by featuring diverse styles and mediums. Interested artists are encouraged to download the application at 2023-2024 HYCROFT GALLERY OPEN CALL APPLICATION and email it to visarts@uwcvancouver.ca  no exp

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 the bottom of the 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 gallery@jccgv.bc.ca  no exp

PACIFIC ARTS MARKET (in Vancouver) welcomes artists of all genres to show and sell their work in a year-round art market. Spaces are rented on a 4-week basis. Located at 1448 W. Broadway, Vancouver - 2nd floor. Pacific Arts Market will facilitate sales and offer guidance and support. Pacific Arts Market also offers opportunities to sell artwork online, with the ability to ship from Canada to the U.S.A. Several other exhibiting opportunities are available throughout the year. For more details, visit https://www.pacificartsmarket.ca/apply-for-space?mc_cid=7896c3cd79&mc_eid=4629d9ae4f   no exp

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SOOKE ARTS COUNCIL invites its members (and new members are welcome) to participate in About Face, an art show and sale from April 10 to May 5. Accepting submissions from March 1 to April 6, 2024.  About Face theme is Inspiration: The face of beauty in the people around us, in the face of things, in your face (self-portrait either literal or as an abstraction) or what are you facing? For more directions and details and to apply, visit https://www.sookearts.com/artist-call

ARTS AND CULTURE COLWOOD invites its members and new artists to participate in The Bloom Art Show (15th year). The art show runs April 17 to May 12, 2024. Also welcomes 3D artists. Application deadline March 21, 2024. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.artsandculturecolwood.ca/calls-to-artists 

 

COWICHAN VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites submissions for the second annual "Introducing" Exhibition for emerging artists. Artists must have recently completed a degree in fine arts, art education or similar. New artists who have recently completed a mentorship program are also encouraged to submit. Click here for details & registration. Questions? Click to email us. Show runs July 8 – 28, 2024. Exp April 28, 2024?

The NANAIMO MUSEUM invites submissions for Heritage Art 2024: Cemeteries. This art show looks at cemeteries as historical records. Chosen subjects are limited to cemeteries or individual grave markers on Vancouver Island. The exhibit runs from July 1 to Aug 31, 2024. Submission deadline is June 28, 2024 (this is the due date for dropping off artwork to the Nanaimo Museum). All works must be no smaller than 8 x 10 and no larger than 16 x 20 in overall dimensions. One entry per artist. Welcomes individual or partner projects (if a partner project, the subject must be created in two different mediums – for example, one a photograph, the other a painting – and both pieces must be the same dimension). Entries can be full colour or monochrome. Mediums accepted are photography, digital art, paintings, drawings, pen and ink medium, or fabric art. It is preferred that artwork be framed and on canvas or mounted to a foam core. Interested artists are to contact jordan@nanaimomuseum.ca to register or with any questions. As space is limited, early sign-up is advised. For more information about the Nanaimo Museum, visit https://nanaimomuseum.ca/about-us/our-history/

 

SEA & CEDAR MAGAZINE, a publication of Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL), is accepting literature and art submissions for future issues. Submissions are open year-round. To have work considered for the Fall 2024 issue, the submission deadline submission is April 4, 2024. Welcomes submissions from artists living on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, Bella Coola, or the Gulf Islands. For more information, visit https://virl.bc.ca/read-watch-listen/audience/adults/sea-cedar-magazine/

COWICHAN VALLEY FINE ARTS SHOW 2024, May 8 to June 4, is now accepting registrations. Registration deadline April 12, 2024. Click for details & Registration

THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE ARTS CENTRE (Qualicum Beach) invites applications for proposals for 2026 exhibitions. Welcomes a variety of mediums. Shows run approximately six to eight weeks in length. Artists are provided with exhibition space, installation assistance, and help with advertising and promotion. Applications are open to residents of the region (Vancouver Island and BC). All work must be delivered in person and cannot be shipped. Application deadline March 4, 2024. APPLY HERE

ARTSEA COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL invites its members to register for the 2024 Sidney Art Walk (4th annual), March 15 to April 15, 2024. During this event, artists display 2D or 3D artwork at local retail or business locations in Sidney. Space is limited. For more information and to register, visit https://artsea.ca/calendar/sidney-art-walk-2/  Exp March 1, 2024

ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA invites artists residing on Vancouver Island and/or the Gulf Islands to participate in the TD Art Gallery Pain-In 2024. Artists are also invited to apply for both spaces during the event. Application deadline March 15, 2024. For more information, visit https://aggv.ca/td-art-gallery-paint-in-2024-artist-call-out/?fbclid=IwAR1aYHgfW5n_x3w0MDwPxucpQleqFGRqnQRNwsOPdMZIluwDaXBSdmd2F8A

 

THE ARTS COUNCIL OF LADYSMITH AND DISTRICT invites new and current members to submit works for Feathers and Fur. Submission deadline March 15, 2024. Non-member artists are welcome to purchase a membership to participate in the show. Submit Your Work

METCHOSIN ARTPOD invites submissions to an open call, The Wonder of Water: Exploring our place in the Hydrosphere. Showing Apr 12 to May 26, 2024. In recognition of 2024's World Earth Day, artists are invited to express unique experiences and perspectives on water; explore a personal relationship with water, and the sense of place in the wonderous watery hydrosphere. Submission deadline March 22, 2024. For more information, visit https://metchosinartpod.ca/upcoming/

CUMBERLAND VILLAGE MARKET DAY, May 18, 2024, invites applications from art and artisan vendors in the Comox Valley. This 11th Anniversary all-day market (10-4 pm) features music, family activities, local arts and crafts, Cumberland Merchant specials, and more. Application deadline April 14, 2024. More information at https://www.elevatethearts.com/engage-the-elevation/vending-opportunities/?mc_cid=7da40aad5c&mc_eid=a54d8a5bf6

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FOGGY MOUNTAIN FALL FAIR MARKET, Sept 2024, welcomes artists and artisans to register as vendors for this all-day event (10-4 pm) in Cumberland (on Dunsmuir Ave between 1st & 4th Streets). Registration deadline Aug 14, 2024. For more information, visit https://www.elevatethearts.com/engage-the-elevation/vending-opportunities/?mc_cid=7da40aad5c&mc_eid=a54d8a5bf6

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THE LADYSMITH GALLERY (32 High Street) is available for guest exhibitor rentals. Artists may book the gallery for their own private show by completing the online Ladysmith Gallery Rental application at www.ladysmitharts.ca/gallery-rental These exhibition rentals for visual artists are open for ten-day periods at the end of each month. Limited openings available. All participating artists must be or become active members of Ladysmith Arts. The Gallery coordinator will contact applicants, and approved applicants will receive a completed rental agreement for their specific terms. Rentals are not finalized and confirmed until both parties have signed an agreement and a deposit has been paid. For any questions, email gallery@ladysmitharts.ca no exp

COWICHAN VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL (Duncan) invites artists to submit proposals for 2024 exhibition ideas in the Annex. Rental dates are available. Send an email with an exhibit idea to: manager@cowichanvalleyartscouncil.ca no exp

 

​LADYSMITH GALLERY BOUTIQUE welcomes professional-quality artwork, accessories, and crafts from local and regional artists and artisans. To have work considered for sale at Ladysmith Gallery, visit www.ladysmitharts.ca/ladysmith-gallery-small-works  no exp. Ongoing

SAANICH MUNICIPAL HALL invites local artists to apply to Exhibitions. Space is free for local artists and arts and cultural groups. Display spaces for both two-dimensional (paintings, drawings etc.) and three-dimensional works (sculpture, ceramics, woodworking etc.) are available. Artists and groups living or working in Saanich and neighbouring municipalities may apply. Exhibitions are approximately 6 weeks in duration. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation-community/arts/exhibitions.html  no exp

LOBBY GALLERY in the COWICHAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (2687 James St, Duncan) invites exhibition proposals from visual artists. Group shows are encouraged. The space can accommodate 40 pieces of art, ready to self-hang. Only 20% commission on sales. More info at (scroll to bottom of page) https://cowichanpac.ca/art-gallery/gallery/ or contact Laura for details and booking inquiries at 250-746-3428 or Laura.Stephenson@cvrd.bc.ca no exp

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THE LUPINE REVIEW literary magazine invites submissions from writers, poets and artists for its 2024 print edition. Creators must have a connection with the Sea-to-Sky community, from Horseshoe Bay to Mount Currie. Submission deadline March 15, 2024. For more information, visit https://artswhistler.com/calendar-upcoming/the-lupine-review-call-for-submissions

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LANDMARK POP-UPTOWN ART GALLERY (15140 North Bluff Rd), invites its members and friends to a group exhibition during April. This exhibition celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Semiahmoo Arts Society. No fees. No specific theme. Participating artists must gallery sit for a minimum of two shifts (approx. 4 hours each shift) for the exhibition: The Exhibition runs April 2 to 26 (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm). Participants must also be members of SAS/PACA (Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance), or Friday Life Drawing or Literary Programs Participant. Submission deadline March 1, 2024. For more details, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc-Frl1XPLg8JUopMcrVhRuDIyKkk2aWvNEty4r1BFgbM0XQ/viewform

THE CITY OF WHITE ROCK welcomes artists to apply year-round for Art Walk. A limited number of artists are permitted to create and sell their artwork along the ocean promenade in White Rock. For more details and to apply, visit https://whiterockcity.jotform.com/231665151991864.no exp

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BURNABY

Burnaby Artists’ Guild presents an art exhibition and sale, Art with Heart, at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby) from March 15 to 17, 2024. Official opening 7:30 pm on March 15. Show hours: Friday 7 – 10 pm, Saturday 10 – 6 pm and Sunday 10 – 5 pm. Feature artist Lucille Loose and the Guild’s talented artists showcase original artwork in various styles and mediums. Artists will be in attendance. On-the-spot portraits are available. The show includes a raffle for an original painting. Also, a large “Name the Painting” will be displayed at the entrance, with half the proceeds going to the Burnaby Hospital. Free admission, free parking. Info 604-291-6864 or visit the Guild website www.Burnabyartistsguild.com

CHILLIWACK

The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association and O'Connor Group Art Gallery (9201 Corbould St., Chilliwack) presents Water, a CVAA group exhibition and sale, until March 16, 2024. Water is a powerful force that has inspired artists for centuries. Water evokes a wide range of emotions and ideas, from the vastness of the ocean to the serenity of a mountain stream. In this show, the CVAA looks at the impact water has on us culturally, scientifically and artistically. Gallery hours, Wed to Sat, 12 to 5 pm. For more information, oconnorgroupartgallery.com

COQUITLAM

Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam) presents until March 14, 2024, Emerging Talent, various mediums by SD43 Grade 12 Art Students on view in the Atrium; Fragile Stories: Encaustic Portraits, encaustic and carved wood by Rick Herdman on view in the Leonore Peyton Salon; All the Parts of Me, Oil, collage and mixed media by Amy Dyck on view in the Mezzanine and Diaspora, Ceramics by Azadeh Mehryar on view in the Link. Showing from April 5 – May 23, 2024, Illustrating History – Coquitlam Heritage 40th Anniversary, curated by Coquitlam Heritage Society on view in the Atrium; The First Breath, acrylic and ink on raw canvas by Natalie Schuler on view in the Leonore Peyton Salon; Florescence, natural inks and botanical collage by Nathaniel Marchand on view in the Mezzanine. On April 5, the opening reception is from 7 - 9 pm. Presented from May 31 – June 20, 2024, Place des Arts’ Community Exhibition featuring various mediums by current and past students, teachers and staff and Images and Ideas featuring artwork by Don Portelance’s students. On May 31, there is an opening reception from 7 - 9 pm. For more information, visit placedesarts.ca

OSOYOOS

The Art Gallery Osoyoos “A Community Gallery for Creative People” (8713 Main Street, Osoyoos) presents Federation of Canadian Artists (South Okanagan Similkameen Chapter), Beauty is In, March 2 to 23, 2024. For hours of operation, visit www.osoyoosartscouncil.com  Ask about the Limited Edition Signed Posters, which are available for purchase. Visit the Virtual Gallery https://osoyoospersists.ca/

 

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PORT COQUITLAM

Art Focus Artists Association (AFAA) presents their artwork in Port Coquitlam: Past, Present and Future at the Port Coquitlam Community Center from April 24 to early June. The Art Focus Spring Art Show will be held in the Mabbett Hall of the Port Coquitlam Community Center from May 3 to 5. The reception is on May 3 from 7 to 9 pm. AFFA's demos are free and open to the public. They are held from 7 to 9 pm at the Outlet in Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam. March 27 demo is by Jeogmin Ahn, a hyperrealist and award-winning oil painter. Visit the AFAA website for updates and more information: artfocusartistsassociation.com

RICHMOND
Lipont Art Gallery presents ongoing Virtual Exhibitions (online): 2022 New Beauty, art by Daniil Alikov, https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=mi56yCffCoZ.  Circle of Life, paintings by Pepe Hidalgo and Guo Yan, https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=gBMm2Cb7PQ4.

SURREY / WHITE ROCK

Surrey Art Gallery (13750 88 Avenue) presents a biennial Art by Surrey Elementary Students exhibit, in partnership with the Surrey School District and Surrey Art Teachers Association, on display until April 21, 2024. Admission is free. Visitors can see the world through the eyes of a child, with paintings, drawings, collages, and more created by students from 18 of Surrey’s elementary schools. For more information, visit https://www.surrey.ca/arts-culture/surrey-art-gallery/exhibitions/art-surrey-elementary-school-students

Mind and Matter Gallery (13743, 16  Ave, South Surrey), founded by Mary Mikelson and the late Arnold Mikelson, offers a wide variety of artwork from 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 mary@mindandmatterart.com or phone 604-536-6460. Mary Mikelson’s book Mind and Matter: Life with Arnold Mikelson is available for purchase at the gallery.

VANCOUVER AREA

Caroun Art Gallery (1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver) presents a Winter Group Exhibition of paintings, photography, drawings, and calligraphy. Featuring works by Ahmad Aghazadeh, Emad Akbari, Haleh Talaei, Hesam Talaei, Nia Heravi and Roya Rafiee. The show runs until March 9, 2024. http://www.caroun.com/CarounArtGallery/Exhibitions/00-Expositions.html

Seymour Art Gallery (4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver) presents until March 16, 2024, understory with works by Susan Fraser-Huges, Marisa Mary Myrah, and Veronica Trujillo. In understory, the artists use landscape as a vehicle to explore the themes of memory, time, and our place within nature. Artist talk with Marisa Mary Myrah, March 2 at 2 pm. Artist talk with Veronica Trujillo, March 10, 2 pm. For more info contact www.seymourartgallery.com or 604-924-1378.

 

Art Vancouver, Western Canada’s largest art fair (8th edition), April 11 to 14, 2024. Hosted at Canada Place (Vancouver
Convention Centre East), this is an event of contemporary art for art collectors and enthusiasts. This year, participating galleries and artists include Perve Galleria, PHJ Gallery, Gallery UG, Society of Nigerian Artists, and Art in Dongsan. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.artvancouver.net/event-details/art-vancouver-2024

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1. Name the German-American artist who painted the massive painting (more than 21 feet wide) of "Washington Crossing the Delaware."

2. "Cars" is a series of artworks commissioned by Mercedes-Benz in the 1980s. Name the artist who created the 36 silk-screen paintings and 13 drawings in his signature colourful pop style.

3. Name the well-known but secretive British street artist known by a single name.

4. Which artist, known for his afro hairstyle and "happy little clouds", drew inspiration from his time in Alaska while serving in the US Air Force?

ANSWERS: 1. Emanuel Leutze created the painting in 1851. It is exhibited in NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.. 2. Andy Warhol. 3. Banksy. 4. Bob Ross.

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Enjoy this new feature in The Artist’s Journal, thanks to John Maxwell and his daughter Colleen. The Maxwell family owned and operated Maxwell's Artists Materials in B.C. from 1949 to 2005 (@MaxwellsArtistsMaterials). John has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share about artists and the tools they use. John’s first story features the graphite pencil many artists depend on. It's a pencil with a very interesting history . . .

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Eve's Easel Talk was published in The Artist's Journal from 1997 to 2001. You may remember some of the artists I mention, and you may even be mentioned yourself!  I enjoyed writing Easel Talk. I loved the chatty "sittin' round the campfire" feel of it. So, settle into your chair by the fire, and start scrolling through the selections shown here. More will be added as I slowly go through an old format to convert them. Enjoy!

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