Calls for Entry for BC's artists who paint or draw
Volume 26 Number 1
BC's Calls for Entry
ANONYMOUS ART SHOW 2022, presented by Arts Whistler, returns to the Maury Young Arts Centre on April 8, 2022. This annual event is a fundraiser for Arts Whistler. Participating artists must complete the registration form online or at the front desk at Arts Whistler when dropping off artwork. Artwork drop-off and registration form are due by Feb 20, 2022. For full details and to register, visit https://artswhistler.com/anonymous
ARTISTS GONE CRAZY SALE presented by Island Arts Magazine and the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville, offers an opportunity for artists to sell their work. This is a three-day art sale at the McMillan Art Gallery, Jan 13 to 15, 2022. Work must be original, labelled and ready to hang, and priced at $200 or less. Limit of 10 pieces per artist. Artists receive 80% of their sales, with a 20% commission as a fundraiser for the gallery. Download the form from https://mcmillanartscentre.com/2018/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Artists-Have-Gone-Crazy-Intake-Form-2021Oct4-2.pdf?mc_cid=819c49bb10&mc_eid=fba0194ccb and bring it with artwork art on Jan 12 (10 - 12 noon). Unsold artwork must be picked up at 3 pm on Jan 15, 2022.
ARTSCAPE exhibition program, with the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, invites artists of all ages and skill levels to display artwork in any of 8 venues that rotate every 3 months. Bi-annual call for submission: Summer & Winter. Artscape only open to Artsco members. Visit https://artsco.ca/exhibit-with-artscape/ e-mail email@example.com or phone 250-861-4123.
THE ARTS STATION GALLERY (Fernie) invites solo artists to apply for the gallery’s 2022 exhibition season. Application deadline Jan 5, 2022. Applicants are encouraged to read the Gallery 2022 information before applying and it is also recommended to attend a professional development session before completing an application. For more details and to apply, visit https://theartsstation.com/uncategorized/gallery-2021-call-for-entry-2/
ART IN MOTION invites artists to publish their own open-edition Prints. Prints are distributed in over 75 countries to Galleries, boutiques, designers, and home decor and art retailers. For more information, visit
ART VANCOUVER, Western Canadas largest art fair, is open for registrations for 2022. Registration deadline extended to March 30, 2022. Register at www.artvancouver.net
BLACKBERRY GIFT SHOP inside the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John’s Street, Port Moody) invites submissions for the Gift Shop. Participants in the Blackberry Artist Society are asked to supply 3-4 samples of art to be juried at the Society’s monthly meetings. All work is by local artists and each artist takes turns working in the shop, approximately one day each month depending on the season. For information and membership form: 604-931-2008 ext. 102, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.blackberrygiftshop.ca
BOWEN ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in Mini Art Works 2022. This is the Hearth Gallery's main fundraising event of the year. Donated artwork is much appreciated and all funds raised go toward the operational costs for the organization. Submission deadline Jan 31. For more details and to apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/bdemj2ae
BURNABY ARTS COUNCIL in partnership with Single V Coffee offers Pop-Up Exhibition opportunities to early-career artists. Emerging artists seeking an opportunity to showcase their work can e-mail email@example.com for info.
CAROUN ART GALLERY (1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver), invites artists to participate in their Spring Group Exhibition 2022. Each artist may send two pieces, maximum size 36”x36” or 32”x40”. Theme and media are open. Submission deadline Feb 15, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit the website www.Caroun.net
DEEP COVE WINERY on the Saanich Peninsula offers exhibiting space for artists in their 1800 sq ft Amphora room, featuring vaulted ceilings, ample natural lighting, and a state-of-the-art marble wine bar. Deep Cove Winery is fully equipped for any style of arts event. Groups or individuals interested in hosting an art show or another event can contact the event coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info about Deep Cove Winery: www.deepcovewinery.ca or follow @deepcovewinery
DEER LAKE GALLERY (Burnaby) invites submissions for 2D, 3D, and installation artwork for their 2022 exhibition program. Welcomes all artists working with all media including but not limited to painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, wood, metalwork and installation work. Photography or digital mixed media work may sell prints otherwise all other work must be original. Artists can submit individually or as part of a group. Accepted exhibitions will last between six to eight weeks with an opening reception and the opportunity to host artist talks, workshops, or meet & greet with the artist(s). There is no submission deadline: applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the 2022 exhibition schedule is full. For more details, visit https://burnabyartscouncil.org/news/2022-call-for-exhibition-proposals/?mc_cid=dc543d7703&mc_eid=d6c06e1ac3
FOYER GALLERY in the Squamish Public Library (37907 2nd Avenue), welcomes submissions from artists in all disciplines for future juried monthly exhibitions. The Gallery is a contemporary space dedicated to the exhibition of excellent artwork. The gallery supports large wall works as well as smaller works suitable for display in three glass display cases. For info, contact the curator Toby Jaxon: email@example.com
FRIENDS OF PACIFIC WILD – WILD AUCTION 2022, annual fundraiser for wildlife and conservation in BC will be held April 10-15, 2022. Artists are invited to take part by creating a work of art related to BC wildlife, particularly works that are related to conservation campaigns. Artists may choose to donate 30-100% of the proceeds of the winning bid to Pacific Wild's conservation initiatives. Deadline to register is Feb 15, 2022. There are no fees. Only works on paper, un-stretched canvas, or prints will be accepted. For more info and to apply, visit: https://friends.pacificwild.org/event/event-wild-auction-2022/
THE GALLERY AT THE ARTS CENTRE, Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler, welcomes ideas and applications for group shows on an ongoing basis (group shows are preferred; however, artists may apply individually and Arts Whistler may offer the opportunity for a solo applicant to be paired with a group show). Open to all BC artists to apply. Arts Whistler is accepting proposals in every medium including painting, new media, large sculpture, fiber art, film and more from students, emerging artists, professional artists and everyone in between. The Gallery includes two secure glass display cases for exhibition purposes and two plinths. These can hold small to large size items. Large-scale sculptural work and installations will also be considered. Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis and all applications will be filed for future openings in the gallery space. Artists will only be contacted if their application is accepted. For more information and an application form: https://artswhistler.wufoo.eu/forms/the-gallery-artist-application-form/
GREEN ART: SHARING SUSTAINABLE APPROACHES AND PRACTICES, Feb 19 to May 21, 2022, a Juried Exhibition at the Langley Centennial Museum. Application details can be found at https://museum.tol.ca/museum/Portal/connect.aspx?lang=en-US, under the Artist Calls & Project Updates tab. Application deadline Jan 29, 2022. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-532-3536.
HeARTWorks GALLERY invites artists to submit works that show H.E.A.R.T. (Humanity, Equality, Acceptance, Respect, and Tolerance.) Exhibiting artists receive social media promotion, website link, global audience and a possible magazine and/or film feature. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.worksofheartproject.com/heart-gallery
INVIGORATED – A COLLECTION OF NEW WORKS held at the Vernon Community Arts Centre invites submissions. Exhibit held Jan 7 to 31, 2022 Submission deadline Jan 5, 2022. January marks the middle of winter and symbolises the prospect of spring where the days gradually become lighter, and life is invigorated. Since the New Year is time for clean slates, fresh starts, new visions, and renewed energy, this was the decided theme for the first exhibit in 2022. Subject matter and medium are the artist's choice, with 2D and 3D work always welcomed. This is not a juried exhibit, therefore artists are not required to apply in advance. Drop-off artwork Jan 5, 9-9 pm. Pick-up Feb 1, 9-9 pm. For full submission details including size restrictions, visit https://mcusercontent.com/c99488f29891b4158141c89d5/files/cd3c179e-663d-6fa1-43ae-83f35931b7df/Invigorated_Artist_Call.pdf
Entry form is available at https://mcusercontent.com/c99488f29891b4158141c89d5/files/2bceb8a8-d338-d4e4-0223-2e755a62c72a/Artist_Entry_Form.02.pdf Exhibitors must hold a current Arts Council of the North Okanagan (ACNO) membership (new members always welcome).
JUST PETS - ART COMPETITION presented by The Arts Council of Surrey (ACS) as part of their ongoing annual “Just Series.” These juried exhibits are featured in the ACS Gallery at the Newton Cultural Centre. Artists are invited to submit original artwork related to the theme “Just Pets.” Artists are free to interpret the theme as creatively as they would like. For more details and registration, visit http://artscouncilofsurrey.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2022-Just-Pets-Entry-Form-Fillable.pdf Entry deadline Jan 7, 2022. Exhibition dates Feb 2 to 25, 2022.
KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL (KAC) is accepting original art for the soon-to-be-launched online art store. Accepting works from all artists, in Kimberley and beyond. Artists can sell up to 3 original art pieces in any medium for a maximum of 3 months. Admission fee $5 per art piece. Art pieces to enter the online store on the1st and 15th of each month. Submission deadlines 13th and second to last day of each month. 70% of sale price to artist, 30% of sale price towards Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 (KAC)'s visual arts programs. Sales taxes are charged and administered by KAC (sales prices are subject to 5% GST and 7% PST). Sales prices DO NOT include shipping. Artist is responsible for packaging and shipping sold artwork within 3 days after purchase. Free promotion on KAC website, newsletter, on social media, at Centre 64. Each art piece can only be submitted to the store once. Submission form at kimberleyarts.com/artstore Questions, e-mail email@example.com
THE LANDMARK POP-UPTOWN GALLERY (White Rock) invites proposals from local artists for the 2022 to 2023 (Sept through Aug) seasons. Welcomes proposals from teams of artists wishing to display and sell art at the Landmark Pop Uptown Gallery 15140 North Bluff Road (Central Plaza). At least one of the artists or curators must reside in White Rock or South Surrey in order to be eligible for the use of this space. Deadline extended to April 15, 2022, 4:30 pm. For more details and to apply, visit https://www.whiterockcity.ca/368/Landmark-Pop-Up-Town-Art-Gallery or https://www.whiterockcity.ca/FormCenter/Recreation-and-Culture-10/Landmark-PopUp-Town-Gallery-Application-163
THE LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL (LAC) invites BC-Based Portrait Artists to compete in the 2022 Portrait Artist of the Year Competition. Exhibition dates are Feb 22 to March 3, 2022, at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre (26770 29th Ave, Aldergrove). Artists are asked to enter three works for consideration for the first round of judging. Submission deadline is Jan 24, 2022. The second round of judging involves a live portrait painting competition on Feb 25, 2022 (10 - 4:00 pm). For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/submit/portrait-competition Fees: LAC Members $8; Non-members $15.
THE LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL (LAC) invites artist proposals for 2022 Solo, Duo, and Group Exhibitions. No application fees. Submission deadline May 26, 2022. Artists will be informed of the jury's decision by June 30th, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/submit/proposals Accepting original artwork only, that has been created in the last five years. The LAC is looking for new and current artwork to exhibit, therefore will not accept artwork that has already been exhibited in any of the Langley Arts Council galleries. Submitting artists do not need to be a member of the LAC, however, if they are chosen for an exhibition they will need to become a member at the time of their exhibition.
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 www.mindandmatterart.com e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-536-6460. Copies of Mary Mikelson’s book “Mind and Matter: Life with Arnold Mikelson” are available at the gallery.
MISSION ARTS COUNCIL (33529 First Ave, Mission) accepts submissions from Lower Mainland artists for exhibitions in the Rock Family Gallery and Doris Paterson Atelier, both in the Mission Arts Centre. There is also exhibit space to artists and artisans at the Mission Leisure Centre, as well as in the gift cases located in the Mission Arts Centre. Info and entry form: 604-829-0029, email@example.com or www.missionartscouncil.ca
MULTIFAITH ACTION SOCIETY welcomes submissions for its 2023 Multifaith Calendar. The theme for this year’s annual competition is “Building our Future Together.” Each artist may submit up to five pieces in any medium that personifies this theme. Submission deadline Jan 31, 2022. Selected artists are offered an honorarium of $250 per monthly calendar image, $500 for the cover image, and $100 for smaller inset images placed throughout the Calendar. In addition, selected artists will receive a set of complimentary Calendars, when published in August. For more detailed information and to apply, visit https://www.multifaithcalendar.org/pages/ARTISTS-CALL-FOR-SUBMISSIONS.php
MYARTCLUB.COM offers artists a website showcase for three images free. Expand your internet exposure on a website already showing hundreds of artists. Build links to your existing website to augment your audience. If you haven’t yet joined the internet art scene, start here: http://www.MyArtClub.com
NARROWS ART RETREAT reopens its artist residencies in Nelson, BC. For more information, visit www.thenarrowsbc.com to apply or call Erica at 250-505-9035.
NEW WEST ARTISTS (NWA) is a non-profit society of artists operating NWA Gallery on 12th Street and hosting several art shows throughout the year. To exhibit in the gallery or participate in these art shows, you must be a member of the group, but new members are always welcome. For more information visit http://newwestartists.com/welcome/ To view their current calls for entry visit http://newwestartists.com/submit/
THE NORTH SHORT ART CRAWL invites all North Shore Artists to register for the 2022 event. Registration deadline Jan 13, 2022. Open studios are planned for the weekend of March 5 & 6. For more details and to register, visit https://northvanarts.ca/events-exhibitions/2022-north-shore-art-crawl-registration/
PORT MOODY PUBLIC LIBRARY offers wall space to local artists. The library is a popular venue for first-time and more experienced artists to showcase their talents. Works displayed include watercolour, oil, mixed media, and photography. Artists interested in booking a display must submit an example of their work, biographical information, and provide an exhibit title. Bookings are one month in duration and limited to artists living in the Tri-Cities, Belcarra and Anmore. Info: Irene Jakse 604-469-4692, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.portmoodylibrary.ca
PORT MOODY ARTS CENTRE GALLERY accepts exhibition proposals year-round, from groups and individuals in all media and subject matter. The Port Moody Arts Centre Gallery Committee reviews proposals twice yearly. For more details phone 604-931-2008 or visit pomoarts.ca/exhibitions/gallery-exhibition-proposal-application
RUSTAD GALLERIA at Two Rivers Gallery (Prince George) invites submissions for smaller exhibitions, experimental projects, or projects by emerging BC artists. Exhibitions usually run for one month. For more information, visit https://www.tworiversgallery.ca/exhibitions/for-artists/
SALT SPRING ARTS COUNCIL is accepting applications for their AiR Program (artists in residence). Welcomes applications from artists working in a wide variety of visual, literary, and performing art disciplines, including but not limited to fine art, photography, film, craft, design, music, composition, creative writing, dance, choreography, and curatorial activities. Submission deadline March 1, 2022. For more details, visit https://ssartscouncil.com/air-application/
SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY (950 West 41st Ave. Vancouver) offers an ongoing Call for Artists to artists in the Jewish community and/or art with a Jewish theme. Applications can be for solo, duo or group shows. For more information visit https://www.jccgv.com/art-and-culture/gallery/ (scroll to bottom of page) or download the submission form at https://www.jccgv.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Call-For-Submission-form2018.pdf The Gallery is also available to rent for an art exhibition or other use. Contact the gallery director for information: Linda, 604-638-7277 or email@example.com
THE SQUAMISH ARTS COUNCIL invites its members to exhibit their art in one of several community galleries. These galleries are located at: The Artisan Building - 1336 Main Street; The Adventure Centre - 38551 Loggers Lane; Squamish Medical Clinic - 37979 Cleveland Avenue; Black Tusk Realty - 1900 Garibaldi Way #3. For more information on these and other Calls, visit https://squamishartscouncil.com/community-galleries/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for schedules and application form.
SURREY ART GALLERY ASSOCIATION invites local and regional artists to present illustrated talks and demonstrations during their Thursday Artist Talks, held Thursday evenings, September through June. This free program provides an opportunity for artists to expose their work and ideas to the public. The evening talks are followed by conversation over coffee. Artists interested in presenting their work at a Thursday Artist Talk can e-mail email@example.com For more info and to see past Artist Talks, visit http://sagabc.com/thursday-artist-talks/
SURREY ART GALLERY (13750 – 88 Ave, Surrey) welcomes proposals from artists and guest curators. Ongoing deadline. For more information visit https://www.surrey.ca/arts-culture/surrey-art-gallery/calling-all-artists
SURREY PUBLIC LIBRARIES (all City of Surrey branches) offer display space for local artists in their libraries. Displays run for one month. Contact any of the Surrey libraries (by phone or in-person) and ask for the art display coordinator. For a list of Surrey Libraries visit: https://surreylibraries.ca/locations Application form is at https://surreylibraries.ca/sites/default/files/documents/DisplaySpaceApplication.pdf
WILDLIFE HABITAT CANADA invites submissions for their annual art competition. For more information on the organization, visit https://whc.org/the-stamp/art-competition/ To be placed on their distribution mailing list or more information on the competition, email Amanda Mangan, Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
WATERSHED ARTWORK GALLERY SHOP in North Delta invites local artists to apply to show and sell their work in the gallery shop, in the North Delta Recreation Centre (11415 84th Ave). Welcomes paintings and more. Contact 604-596-1029 or email@example.com Visit www.watershedartworks.ca
XCHANGES GALLERY (Victoria) is accepting submissions for their 2022–2023 Public Exhibitions Program (September 2022 to June 2023), Submission deadline Feb 28, 2022. Artists and curators from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are invited to submit proposals for Xchanges’ next Gallery season. Xchanges programming encourages a range of visual arts mediums with a particular interest in exhibiting the diverse practices of artists in the early stages of their career and those who have taken a new departure with their work. For more details and to apply, visit https://xchangesgallery.org/opportunities-2/submissions/
YOUTH ARTS COUNCIL OF SURREY (YACOS) under the umbrella of the Arts Council of Surrey, is run by youth for youth (ages 13-21) who want to become involved with the local arts community. YACOS offers opportunities for young people in the visual, performing and literary arts including talent shows, one-act playwriting performances, canvas coffee houses (open mic), workshops and fashion shows. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
And there are more calls . . .
See Recently Arrived Calls below for Calls For Entry that missed this issue's publication deadline.
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