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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2019 Artscape Exhibitions

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is pleased to announce the next round of applications for the Artscape exhibition program. Artscape’s goal is to provide local artists with opportunities to market their work through special exhibitions in high profile locations throughout Kelowna.

By participating in Artscape, artists are able to exhibit their work in one of six locations, including – Kelowna Community Theatre, Downtown Kelowna Library, Kelowna Mission Library, Kelowna Rutland Library, and Okanagan College Kelowna Campus Library.

DEADLINE: Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST

To apply please fill out the online submission form, or send your application via email to [email protected], no later than Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST with the subject: “Artscape Submission – Artist’s first and last name”

Submission Requirements:

Þ Contact Details – email, phone number, and address.

Þ Images of up to 5 examples of your work in .jpeg format 

Þ Image List – Dimensions, medium, year for the 5 images you submit. 

Þ Bio (Third Person, 500 words max) – a short paragraph describing yourself, your education, etc.

Þ Artist Statement (First Person, 250-300 words max) – describing your artistic approach, medium, technique, history, themes, etc. – acceptable formats: Word Document, PDF, or the body of an email.

Þ ARTSCO Membership – You must be an ARTSCO member to participate. (Become a member today!)

*Please Note: Applications missing any of these requirements will not be accepted.


Can I sell my artwork?

Absolutely! We encourage all artists to include prices with their work. ARTSCO will broker the sales for a 25% commission fee to cover our admin costs.

What kind of work can be exhibited?

Artscape shows 2-dimensional work that is ready to hang – photos, paintings, drawings, etc.  Most of our venues have a chain hanging system, which requires that all work be prepared with hanging wire. D rings and hanging wire is the only set-up we will accept. You can find both at Opus or at your nearest hardware store. We will not accept work that has makeshift hardware on the back of the artwork.

What if I’m out of town during installation?

You will need to be present and able to help install your work. We don’t want you to miss this excellent opportunity to learn how to hang and exhibit your work. We will give you a few hanging dates to choose from in advance, so you can plan appropriately.

Who is jurying the work and how will the work be juried?

Artist submissions will be juried by ARTSCO’s curator and 2-3 independent jurors from the Central Okanagan Region.