We’ll post calls for entry to competitions, projects, markets and more here so you can apply and get your work out there.
Arts Whistler is looking for artists to take part in a spring art exhibit at The Gallery in the Arts Centre who would like to showcase work from their sketch books, small drawings, large drawings and mixed media drawings. Drawings should be framed or backed so that they can be hung. If you are interested in showing some of your sketches or drawings please fill out this form.
Teeny Tiny Show
Since Whistler is all about dreaming big, living big, and generally hucking yourself off stuff, we thought we might take a second to stop and smell the teeny tiny things. Arts Whistler is looking for artists to take part in a spring art exhibit at The Gallery at the Arts Centre that is all about teeny tiny art work. We are looking for artists working in all mediums who would like to showcase their small pieces of art work. If you are interested please take a couple minutes to fill in this form and we will get back to you.
Call for Art Instructors
Are you a professional art instructor who would like to teach workshops in the Maury Young Arts Centre? We want to hear from you. Please fill in this form with details about the workshop you would like to offer including your bio, a written description as well as a link to your website. We will contact those applicants who fit within our programming vision.
Made in Whistler Artisan Market
When: Saturdays 12pm-6pm | December 17 – April 1, 2016
Where: The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
Now accepting applications for the Made in Whistler Artisan Market. Apply online.
Call for Entry: Personal Essays in The Pique and The Question
When: Ongoing call for stories
Where: The Whistler Question and The Squamish Chief
We might be biased, but we think the Sea to Sky corridor is a fascinating community.
Adventurous spirits are drawn to our mountains from all over the world each year. Sometimes they stay for a season, other times they come for a season and stay for life, as that old, local adage goes.
They’ve fled cities, abandoned well-paying jobs, narrowly escaped disasters, run away from broken hearts, followed their true loves—and it’s led them here.
We want to hear their stories.
The Whistler Question and The Squamish Chief are currently on the hunt for personal essays from locals—whether they’ve been here for a week, 10 years or their entire lives. Our goal is to collect tales from all over the valley to showcase the compelling characters in our midst.
Here are the details:
- Above all else, your story should be specific and true. We don’t want to hear your entire life story, but rather one chapter—and it can be set anywhere from any period in your life, not exclusively in the corridor.
- We’re looking for submissions that are brave, honest, detailed and arrive at a point or conclusion.
- While we’d love to hear your most harrowing tale—say, the time you escaped death in an avalanche—there is merit to sharing subtler stories as well.
- You don’t have to be a professional writer. We’re looking to collect behind-the-scenes stories of the people who make up our community. If the first draft hits the right note, we’ll work with you on developing a final draft that you’ll be excited to see in print.
- Keep the word count to around 650 words. Please submit it in a word file or copy and paste it into the body of an email.
- If you don’t hear from us in a month that means your essay wasn’t a good fit, but don’t let that discourage you. Please feel free to send in more than one submission.
- Payment is $40 for a published essay.
- If you’re looking for some samples of personal essays you can read the New York Times’ Modern Love or the Globe and Mail’s Facts and Arguments. (We like this one and this one)
Call for Exhibitors: The Gallery at the Arts Centre – ongoing
Where: The Gallery at the Arts Centre, Maury Young Arts Centre Whistler
Are you looking for a venue to showcase your work in Whistler Village? The Gallery is available to artists to exhibit their work. Arts Whistler is accepting 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). 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 which are available for exhibition purposes and two plinths. These can hold small to large size items. Large scale sculptural work and installations will also be considered. The Gallery also has one flat screen television capable of playing hi-quality video work or professional photographic slideshows as well as a projector.
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 contact if there application is accepted.
*Kindly note we are unable to spontaneously view portfolios during business hours and meetings with artists are not conducted prior to portfolio review.
The Gift Shop at the Arts Centre – ongoing
Arts Whistler is looking for submissions from artists and artisans who would like to showcase their work in our main floor Gift Shop, with the possibility of selling their work.
We accept work from permanent residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor; those living between Lions Bay and Lillooet. In order to sell work in the Gift Shop we ask that artists and artisans complete the online application form. Only those forms that are completed in full will be considered for selection. Applications will be reviewed by a jury. Successful applicants will be contacted via email.
All work should be of a fine art quality. Eligible mediums can include: sculpture, stone, clay, metal, pottery, fibre, mixed media, wood, music CDs, books, fine art jewellery. We also accept cards and prints that are reproductions of original silkscreens, photography or fine art paintings. Sorry, we are not accepting beaded jewellery at this time.