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

Jan-Feb-Mar 2022  

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

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  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 e-mail 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

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


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


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

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 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

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 For more info about Deep Cove Winery: 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

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:  

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:

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:

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, under the Artist Calls & Project Updates tab. Application deadline Jan 29, 2022. For more information contact 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

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

Entry form is available at 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 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 Questions, e-mail

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 or

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 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  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 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.​

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, or

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

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.

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  To view their current calls for entry visit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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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O'Connor Group Art Gallery (9201 Corbould St) presents Drawn to Clay, a clay and multiple media exhibition by Ted Driediger. This is the first exhibit for the 72-year-old artist and his fifty-year journey of "living the dream.” The show runs until Jan 7, 2022. Features artwork in clay as well as multiple media including paint, pastels, pen, and ink. Free admission. Gallery hours: Wed thru Sat, noon to 5 pm.


O'Connor Group Art Gallery (9201 Corbould St) presents Jan 12, to Feb 19, Chilliwack Visual Artists Association (CVAA), Natural Expressions. Features works in various mediums in both abstract and realism by CVAA artists. Presented Feb 23 to April 2, the Federation of Canadian Artists Fraser Valley, The Power of Colour. For more information, visit


Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam) presents from Jan 21 to March 5, 2022, Emerging Talent 24, various mediums by SD43 Grade 12 Art Students will be on view in the Atrium. From Jan 21 to March 10, 2022, Dames – Women with Stories, acrylics by Raeanne Schachter will be on view in the Mezzanine. Please note: Visitors are encouraged to make an appointment to view the exhibition spaces. Phone 604-664-1636 ext. 0 to book.



Ranger Station Art Gallery (98 Rockwell Drive) presents the Kent Harrison Arts Council Members Group Show, until Feb 15, 2022. The Gallery is open weekdays 10 - 4 pm. For more information, visit


West Fine Art Show early spring show on March 4-6, 2022, at the Glass House Estate Winery (23449 0 Ave, South Langley). This event is in partnership with the Langley School District Foundation and features 18 exceptional artists in a three-day exhibition. Admission is free. Partial proceeds of all art sales at the show are to be donated by the artists to the Langley School District Foundation. This event will operate in full compliance with any provincial health restrictions in effect at the time of the show. To learn more about the West Fine Art Show, visit 



Studio Connexion (203 Fifth Ave. NW) presents The Winter Group Show until Jan 29, closing at 4 pm. The gallery hours remain 11 to 4 pm, on Thurs, Fri & Sat. Other times are available by appointment only. Text or phone 250-265-8888 to arrange a time. Studio Connexion is a Covid-smart Practice, because of limited space three people are allowed at a time into the Gallery.


The Art Gallery Osoyoos (8713 Main Street) presents their 2022 first-quarter calendar of events: Poster Contest 2022, Jan 15 to Feb 5. Greg Reely, Photoscapes, Feb 12 to Mar 5. Federation of Canadian Artists South Okanagan Similkameen Chapter, Mar 12 to Apr 2. Visit the Virtual Gallery at  For hours of operation, visit


Art Focus Artists' Association presents a large Art Show featuring original works in acrylics, oils, watercolours and sculptures by over 20 artists. Held in the Michael Wright Gallery from Jan 27 (opening night, 7-9 pm), to the end of April. The Gallery is open to the public every Sat, 1-4 pm. Art Focus also hosts Demos by professional artists which are free and open to the public.  Jane Appleby will be presenting her Demo on Jan 26, 7-9 pm. On Feb 23, 7-9 pm, Lauren Morris will be featured. Art Focus will host Lori Goldberg on March 23, 7-9 pm. All Demos are held in The Outlet, in downtown Port Coquitlam. Plenty of parking. All are welcome, masks are mandatory. For more details: Follow Art Focus on Facebook: and on Instagram or visit their website:   


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.


Caroun Art Gallery (1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver), presents a Drawing Exhibition by artist Ahmad Aghazadeh, Jan 4 to 22, 4-8 pm. A Winter Group Exhibition is showing Feb 5 to 19, 4-8 pm featuring works by Ahmad Aghazadeh, Fatemeh Javadi, Fereshteh Shahani, Haleh Talaei, Leyla Mohammadi, Nadia Amiri and Zahra Kondori. A Painting Exhibition by Haleh Talaei is presented March 5 to 19, 12-4 pm. All visits to the gallery are by appointment. For more information, visit  or phone 778-776-3466.

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1. Name the famous Renaissance artist who was struck in the face with a mallet by an envious rival, disfiguring him for life.   

2. Name the artist who invented pointillism (a method of applying paints as tiny dots).

3. Who painted No.14 and Guardians of the Secret?

4. How old was Pablo Picasso when he held his first painting exhibition?

ANSWERS: 1. While studying at the Academy of Ancient Art in the Medici Palace, Michelangelo's rival, Torregiano, struck him with a mallet, crushing his nose to disfigure him for life. 2. Georges Seurat (1859 – 1891). 3. (Paul) Jackson Pollock. 4. Picasso was 16 years old. 

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GALLERY RING invites submission for their ongoing Artist of the Month opportunities. Artists are welcome to apply for Artist of January. Deadline submission Jan 2, 2022. For more details, visit

GALLERY RING invites artists to participate in Pastel and Coloured Pencil, their first contest and exhibition devoted to a particular medium. All work entered must be created with coloured pencil or pastel of any kind. Artwork can include accents of other media but cannot occupy more than 20% of the composition. Coloured pencil or pastel must be the dominant medium. The subject matter is the choice of the artist. 2D artwork in all artistic styles from realistic and traditional to abstract and experimental is welcome. Several awards are available. Fees: $20 US for 1-3 artworks. Deadline Feb 28, 2022. For more details and to submit work, visit

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 The next selection deadline is March 30, 2022.

GALLERY RING invites artists to submit work for upcoming online exhibitions, Still Life and Flowers. Artists may submit either a still life composition or a floral composition or submit work to both categories. Several awards presented. $20 US for 1-3 artworks. Deadline Jan 26, 2022. For more information and to submit work, visit

GALLERY RING invites submission for their ongoing Artist of the Month opportunities. Artists are welcome to apply for Artist of February. Deadline submission Jan 31, 2022. For more details, visit

WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL invites exhibition submissions for the two Theatre Lobbies at the Kay Meeks Arts Centre (1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver). Submission is open to emerging and established artists. Artwork can be in any medium, excluding free-standing sculpture, audio, video & installation. Selected artists will be scheduled for a 6-week duo or group exhibition in 2022, as early as April. The Exhibition Advisory Panel will determine artist groupings. All selected artists will be required to become WVCAC Members. $25 submission fee. For more detailed information visit West Vancouver Community Arts Council - 2022 Exhibition Program at the Kay Meek Arts Centre (  Submission deadline Jan 31, 2022, 4 pm.

SILVER BOWERBIRD GALLERY & STUDIO (479 4th St. Downtown Courtenay) welcomes artists to participate in the exhibition, Emerge: Discovering Resilience and Inspiration, held Mar 10 to Apr 30, 2022. Artists are invited to depict how they have emerged out of the pandemic’s hold to be inspired, more resilient, stronger and to continue their journey in new ways or new directions. Submission deadline Feb 12, 2022. For more detailed information and to submit artwork, visit

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THE SOUTH DELTA ARTISTS GUILD invites submissions for their 17th Annual Juried Exhibition Oil and Water. $1500 grand prize and many other cash prizes. For a full prospectus, visit Submission deadline April 30, 2022. Questions? Email

THE KARITON ART GALLERY (Abbotsford) celebrates International Women’s Month in March 2022 with a Women In Art Show. Medium and subject are the artists choice. The Gallery invites all artists who identify as women to apply: The Kariton Art Gallery is LGBTQAI2S+ friendly. Welcomes any and all women, or individuals whose gender spectrum or experience includes being a woman to submit. This exhibition also includes those who experience, or their art expresses, intersectionality.

Submission deadline Feb 7, 2022. For more details, visit

THE POSTCARD CLIMATE PROJECT, presented by Gage Gallery Arts Collective in Victoria, invites artists and non-artists to submit work that reflects changes they would like to see toward a climate-friendly future, or steps they are personally willing to take. Draw, write, stitch, paint or collage an idea on a postcard, then e-mail or drop it off at Gage Gallery to become part of The Postcard Climate Show, a walk-through art installation about climate sustainability and willingness to act. Submission deadline Jan 21, 2022. Exhibition Feb 22 to March 6, 2022. For more details visit THE POSTCARD CLIMATE SHOW - Gage Gallery Arts collective

KAMLOOPS ARTS COUNCIL Annual Art Exposed Exhibition returns for its 12th year, March 5 to 12, 2022. Art Exposed is open to all residents of the Thompson Nicola Regional District. Welcomes artwork in any medium - 2D or 3D from both emerging and established artists. Submission deadline extended to Feb 15, 2022. For more info visit

XCHANGES GALLERY (Victoria) is now accepting submissions for its 2022–23 Public Exhibitions Program (Sept 2022 - June 2023). Submission deadline Feb 28, 2022. Artists and curators from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are invited to submit proposals. 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 detailed information, visit

KENT HARRISON ARTS COUNCIL invites submissions for their Artists in Residence Program, June 1 2022 to May 25, 2023. Application deadline March 20, 2022. The annual residency provides a spacious semi-furnished 2-bedroom suite with adjoining studio space on the second floor of the Ranger Station Art Gallery. All interviews ti be held online. For more details and to apply, visit Annual Residency Submission Requirements - THE KENT HARRISON ARTS COUNCIL

SALT SPRING ARTS COUNCIL invites submissions from Regional Indigenous Artists for their Artcraft Shop and Gallery. Seeking entries from artists working in various media in either traditional or contemporary forms: Paintings and prints, textiles, furniture, woodwork, ceramics, jewelry, cards, photography, sculpture, apothecary products and more. Offers new, regional Indigenous artists 100% commission on sales. Application deadline April 15, 2022. For more details, visit

SALT SPRING ARTS COUNCIL invites proposals from Southern Gulf Island residents (Salt Spring Island, Galiano, Mayne, Saturna, Pender Islands) for the 2022 Art on the Hall. Selected works will be displayed on the outside of the historic Mahon Hall, from April 15 to Sept 18, 2022. In addition, as part of the 15th Annual Spring Art Show “Mahon Memorial Hall: The Nature of Memory,” April 15 – 24, seeking submissions from visual artists interested in creating a vertical 4 x 8 ft artwork. Proposals should draw inspiration from history, memory and the future community. Deadline Feb 28, 2022. For more detailed information, visit

GALLERY RING invites submissions for Flowers. Any work in the Still Life genre is also eligible. Many awards are available. Accepts 2D artwork including photography/digital in all artistic styles from realistic and traditional to abstract and experimental is welcome. $20 US for 1-3 artworks. Submission deadline Feb 18, 2022. For more information, visit GALLERY RING

GALLERY RING invites submission for their ongoing Artist of the Month opportunities. Artists are welcome to apply for Artist of March. There is no theme for this contest. The subject matter is the choice of the artist. All artistic styles are welcome from realistic and traditional to abstract and experimental. Only four artists will be selected - there will NOT be a group exhibition. Submission deadline March 1, 2022. $20 US for 1-2 artworks. For more details, visit GALLERY RING

THE VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY and the CANADIAN HARD OF HEARING ASSOCIATION (BC Chapter) present the exhibition What does hearing loss look like for you? From May 26 to July 13 artists will display works exploring this theme. This is an open call for all ages, abilities, artistic talents and mediums. Welcomes artists from all areas, even those not based in the Okanagan, as there will be a digital component to the exhibition. E-mail Kelsie at for more information and to participate.

2022 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MAIL-IN ART EXHIBITION (AIRS) hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) invites artists worldwide to submit work for this open exhibition. Submission deadline March 20, 2022. The 2022 theme for AIRS is “connection”. Artwork will explore how people connect to each other, to the planet, to the world. Submissions must be unframed 8" x 10" or 10" x 8" or smaller (20.4 cm x 25.4 cm). Larger artwork is not permitted. Framed artwork is not permitted. Artists submitting smaller artwork must provide a mat that has an outside dimension of 8" x 10" to fit the frames provided by the FCA. Substrates can be no deeper than 4mm. Deeper substrates will not fit in the frames. If using mats, they must be light in colour, white, cream, beige or grey. Apply online at Submission fee is $15 per image.

2022 SIDNEY ART WALK invites artists to display their work during March and April 2022. Participation is free for ArtSea Members. No commission is taken on sales. Registration deadline March 4, 2022. For more details and to register, visit

GABRIOLA ARTS COUNCIL welcomes artists and artisans to participate in Cultivate 2022. Applications are open for art vendors, art show participants (2 different curated shows taking place), as well as musicians, theatre acts, poets, spoken word, living statues, comedians, musicians (solo or ensembles), and food vendors. For more details and the application form, visit Registration deadline February 28, 2022.

METCHOSIN ARTPOD (Vancouver Island) presents “Sub Text: The Message in Art,” exhibited in March and April 2022. ArtPod invites work in any media that incorporates text into the art. For more details, visit Submission deadline March 11, 2022.

40TH ANNUAL REGIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION, now known as Open Sky - Peace Liard Regional Art Exhibition invites submissions. Inspired by the skyscapes of Northeastern BC, the name Open Sky speaks to the openness of opportunity to regional artists at all career stages working in all mediums, including a new photography category. Awards of $600 available. Registration deadline April 22. For more information, visit Open Sky – Peace Liard Regional Art Exhibition (

OUTSIDERS AND OTHERS present Other Ways of Knowing. Open to BC artists with lived experience of mental health and/or substance use issues. Exhibition held May 2022, in celebration of World Mental Health Awareness Month, at the Outsiders and Others’ window gallery (938 Howe St., Vancouver). Application deadline March 31, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit


ELEVATE THE ARTS (Courtenay) invites vendors for their annual Cumberland Market Days (May 21, 2022) and Foggy Mountain Fall Fair Market (Sept 17, 2022). Welcomes artists, artisans, producers and creators of handmade or home-grown crafts, art, trinkets, food, jewelry, books, clothing, tasty treats and more. For more information and to register, visit Vending Opportunities - Elevate (

TWO RIVERS GALLERY (Prince George) invites all B.C. artists to submit work for Immigration. Artwork will explore immigration and share perspectives in any medium. Work might consider challenges, accomplishments, future aspirations, or other themes that speak to immigration and its impact individually, culturally, and nationally. Deadline March 14. 2022, 4 pm. For details and to apply, visit

NORTH VAN ARTS is accepting submissions for Art in the Community, Jan 2023 – June 2023 at the District Library Gallery (located in the Lynn Valley Main Library). Welcomes 2D artwork from all mediums. Accepts submissions from artists from the local and wider community. Proposals can be group or individual. Submission deadline May 20, 2022. For more details, visit


NORTH VAN ARTS is currently accepting exhibition proposals for Jan 2023 – June 2023 at CityScape Community ArtSpace. Accepting group exhibitions only: All proposals submitted should be for three artists or more. Exhibition proposals should be well researched and outline a clear concept. Artists are encouraged to consider themes at the forefront of life today, either locally, nationally, or internationally (i.e. climate change, growth, environmental impacts, the natural world, inclusivity, confronting social norms, innovation, and change). Welcomes artwork from all mediums and accepts submission concepts from artists and non-artists in the local and wider community. Submission deadline midnight May 27, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit

ARTS 2022 (37th annual) presented by the Arts Council of Surrey and Surrey Art Gallery, invites submissions from artists in Surrey and the surrounding region. Entry is open to artists of all backgrounds, experiences, and ages. Prizes awarded. Submission deadline April 1, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit

START WITH ART, an annual exhibition at the Seymour Art Gallery (North Vancouver), invites submissions. Welcomes artwork that would appeal to people 16 years old and younger, with a goal of encouraging young people to appreciate, collect, and curate their own art collection. Submission deadline extended to March 16, 2022. For details and submission requirements, visit

PACIFIC AUTHENTIC POP-UP PICNIC AREAS return this spring, inviting Richmond-based artists to participate. The seven chosen artists will paint new tables to add to the growing collection. Richmond-based artists, established or emerging, are welcome to submit their concepts for consideration. Last year the tables were installed in Richmond’s parks and urban areas, providing areas for friends and families to gather and enjoy Richmond’s culinary offerings. Each picnic area included a limited-edition table painted by a local Richmond artist. The collection of colourful tables featured artwork depicting the city’s culinary scene, airport, nature, and community. For more information and to submit an application, visit Pop-up-Picnic-Area-Call-for-Artists-2022.pdf ( Submission deadline March 16, 2022.

THE DISTRICT OF SECHELT invites artists, designers and/or photographers residing on the Sunshine Coast to create original designs to be reproduced and applied to utility boxes in Sechelt. Artists will be paid a $500 honorarium for each approved utility box design. Application deadline April 4, 2022. For details and to apply, visit

TWO RIVERS GALLERY invites artists from Prince George and the surrounding areas to submit proposals for an original mural design for their Wild Side space. This call is open to emerging mural artists as well as mid-career artists who would like to try mural making. Application deadline April 1, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit

GALLERY RING invites artists to participate in three contests: Anything goes! has an open theme with the subject matter the choice of the artist. The fee is $20 US for 1-3 pieces. 2D artwork including photography/digital is welcome. Many awards are available. Submission deadline extended to March 19, 2022. The second contest is Abstract, devoted to abstract works of art. The work must be completely non-representational. The fee is $20 US for 1-3 pieces. 2D artwork including photography/digital is welcome. Many awards available. Submission deadline for Abstract is March 28, 2022. Gallery Ring also invites submissions for their Artists of the Month contest. Four winning artists will receive April’s "Artist of the Month" distinction. Several prizes awarded. $20 US for 1-2 artworks. Submission deadline April 2, 2022. For more details on all three of these contests, visit

THE DISTRICT OF SQUAMISH ARTS & CULTURE DEPARTMENT invites artists in any media to submit street banner design proposals for the Squamish 2022 Street Banner design Competition. The 27”w x 60”h street banners will be located on the street lights located in Downtown Squamish, Tantalus Road in Garibaldi Estates, and at Brennan Park Recreation Centre. Submission deadline March 21, 2022, 5 pm. For more details, visit

SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW, July 21 – August 1, 2022, returns to a live format for its 36th anniversary. The Sooke Fine Arts Show provides the opportunity for the finest artists from Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands to showcase and sell their work. Online submissions accepted March 15 to May 24, 2022. For details, visit

THE WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL invites expressions of interest from artists or artist teams to design and facilitate the completion of a Collaborative Community Art Project. This will be a temporary artwork, created with participation from the public, outside the Silk Purse Arts Centre, West Vancouver. The Collaborative Community Art Project will launch in Aug 2022, with community participation events throughout the month. Registration deadline April 1, 2022. For more details visit

2022 ON THE EDGE EXHIBITION, presented by The Federation of Canadian Artists, invites submissions for this annual challenge for artists. Open to all artists worldwide. $2,000 CA First Place Prize provided by the Federation. Successful artists featured in an in-gallery exhibition in Vancouver, Canada, a print exhibition catalogue, and an online exhibition at Submission Deadline April 15, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit Art Submissions - Art Submissions - 2022 On the Edge Exhibition - Federation of Canadian Artists, Canada's largest national arts service organization for visual artists

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