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First Saturday Open Studios Saturday July 2nd

28 Jun

First Saturday Open Studios is a monthly artist-run event in which artists in Vancouver and North Vancouver open their studios to the public. It is a great opportunity to speak to artists directly, ask questions about their work, learn techniques, see work in progress and, of course, buy artwork directly from the artist. The next First Saturday event is this Saturday, July 2nd from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.   To see a list of all the artists that will be open, we invite you to visit Next Open Studios.

Photo Credit: First Saturday Open Studios

Call For Visual Artists By The Cultch For 2022/2023 Exhibition Season

8 Mar

The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, has put out its annual call to visual artists to submit applications to exhibit their work during the 2022/2023 gallery season. Each exhibition will run for 3 to 4 weeks between September 2022 and July 2023.  If you are an artist, why should you exhibit?

  1. The Cultch is excited to be able to showcase your work on their walls again.
  2. Exhibiting artists are paid an exhibition honorarium.
  3. Exhibitions are now in person on the gallery walls and online.

The Cultch has built a reputation over the past 45 years as one of Western Canada’s most innovative and exciting presenting venues. The mandate of The Cultch is to contribute to the enrichment of the city and community’s social and cultural life through the presentation of innovative programs of contemporary music, theatre, dance and visual arts by established and emerging artists.

The Cultch Gallery is a multi-use space and not a traditional art gallery as it also serves as the lobby for performances and is occasionally used for meetings and other small events. Due to the diverse nature of this space, submissions that include sculptures or free standing art will not be accepted.  Further, they will only be able to show works that hang from their gallery ‘rail’ system that does not have a depth of more than 12″ inches in depth.

Submission Criteria for Artists:

  1. An artist statement
  2. Artist bio(s)
  3. Resume/CV
  4. A complete list of images you are submitting, which should include title, size, medium. These images do not have to be the work you will be showing. They want to get a good overview of your work.
  5. You can submit up to 10 images and not necessarily the images you plan on showing, but so they get a sense of the range of work you do. Image files should be in .jpeg format. No PDFs. File names must include the artist name, title of artwork and size of the work when framed: (example: Yuri Arajs – Sunny Day -18 in x 30 in. jpg). Images should be 300 dpi.

Deadline for applications is May 31, 2022. Email your submissions to gallery@thecultch.com. If you have any questions, you can email Yuri Arajs, the Gallery Coordinator at The Cultch gallery@thecultch.com.

Call To Artists For Redesign Of Vancity Credit Union Commercial Drive Branch

30 Oct

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Vancity Credit Union is seeking applications from artists or teams of artists to redesign the Vancity Branch on Commercial Drive.  One part of the redesign involves asking local artists to submit applications with images of available, completed artwork and expressions of interest in creating a commissioned artwork for the branch that reflects the community if services.

There will be two Artist Information Sessions held at the Commercial Drive branch located at 1675 Commercial Drive on:

–  Thursday, November 7th, 6:30 to 7:30 pm

–  Saturday, November 9th, 4:00 to 6:30 pm

If you are interested in attending either of these sessions, you are asked to RSVP by email to: Anna_Lambert@vancity.com.  For submission guidelines and further information about the call to artists, visit Vancity’s website.  You can also contact  Tanya Slingsby, Artists Facilitator, at Vancity Credit Union by email at Tanya_Slingsby@vancity.com or by phone at T: 1 778-889-4240.

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