CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Artscape Exhibition

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The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is pleased to announce the next round of applications for our Artscape exhibition program. This program has been in place since 1995, and its goal is to provide local professional and emerging artists with special exhibitions, high profile showcase locations, and marketing opportunities. Artists will be given the opportunity to exhibit their work in one of eight locations throughout Kelowna – The Kelowna Community Theatre, The Kelowna Downtown Library, The Mission Library, The Rutland Library, Okanagan College Campus Library, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, Aubin and Associates, and The Community Health & Services Centre.

This is a unique opportunity for both emerging and established artists to exhibit their work and learn more about the jurying, exhibition, and hanging process.

Submissions now open to Artist groups and collectives.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2017 11:59 pm PST


Þ Your Contact Details
Email and Phone number

Þ 5 Images of your work
(Images are used to indicate the overall quality of an artist’s work and are not necessarily the pieces we will display)
Print Quality (300 dpi)
JPG format
Labeled with: lastname_firstname_title_dimensions.jpg (ex. odjig_daphne_fundance_25x21.jpg)
For groups at least two images of each group members work

Þ Bio/Artist Statement
300 words
In the Third Person
A short paragraph describing yourself, your education, the framework of your practice, etc.
To learn more look here 

Dates and history of exhibitions, workshops, any and all relevant artistic pursuits and professional experience
2 pages maximum
Acceptable formats: Word Document or PDF
Find more information to create a professional CV here

Þ ARTSCO Membership
Are you an ARTSCO member?
Sign up today to participate in the Artscape Exhibition program via our website at

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

To apply please send your application in an email  to [email protected] no later than Friday December 15th before 11:59 pm PST with the subject: “Artscape Submission – Artist first and last name”

Questions? Email us at [email protected]


Can I sell my artwork?

Absolutely! We encourage all artists to include prices with their work. ARTSCO will broker the sales for a 20% 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. We will not accept work that has makeshift hardware on the back of the artwork –  D rings and hanging wire is the only hanging set-up we will accept. All of these materials are available at Opus or at your nearest hardward store.

What if I’m out of town during installation?

Our preference would be to have someone else, a friend or family member, drop off your work on your behalf at the designated time and place. If this doesn’t work, please contact us to make other arrangements.