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FOYER Gallery Art Exhibit: Call for Artists @ FOYER Gallery in the Squamish Public Library
Oct 8 – Dec 31 all-day
FOYER Gallery Art Exhibit: Call for Artists @ FOYER Gallery in the Squamish Public Library

Call for Artists
The Foyer Gallery is a contemporary space dedicated to the exhibition of excellent artwork. It is located in the entrance to the Squamish Public Library. Purchases can be made through the staff. The gallery supports large wall works as well as smaller works suitable for display in three elegant glass display cases. Submissions from artists in all disciplines are invited for future juried exhibitions.
We are booking now for the 2020 season.

Questions? Contact the Curator:

Arts Whistler Member Group Grants Applications
Oct 15 all-day
Arts Whistler Member Group Grants Applications

About the Member Group Grant Program

Funding is available to groups or organizations who are members of Arts Whistler with arts and culture projects comparable to the goals and mandate of Arts Whistler. Priority will be given to established non-profit societies, but unincorporated groups may apply. Arts Whistler will provide funds to pay specific expenses for approved projects.

Average grants range from $400 to $1,000 per group depending on the number of applications received.

Past recipients include: Whistler Writers Festival, The Point Artist-run Centre, Whistler Secondary School Drama Club, Whistler Pottery Club, Whistler Valley Quilters Guild, Whistler Children’s Chorus and more.Whistler Singers

Apply today:



VISUAL ARTISTS! ENSEMBLE 2019 Exhibition & Sale @ ACT Arts Centre
Oct 15 @ 11:45 pm – 11:45 pm
VISUAL ARTISTS! ENSEMBLE 2019 Exhibition & Sale @ ACT Arts Centre


The ACT Art Gallery


Oct. 15, 2019


The ACT Art Gallery invites BC artists working at all levels, and in all mediums, to submit for consideration a small collection of artwork (an ensemble) for this year’s Ensemble show. Now in its 9th year, the concept of this exhibition is to give each artist the opportunity to show a small collection of artworks that are related by one or several unifying elements such as theme, medium, size, etc. In addition, size specifications as outlined in the guidelines must be strictly observed.

There is a $25 non-refundable fee for each submission. This contribution supports the costs of appointing a jury and other incidental costs incurred in mounting the show.

Ensemble has proven to be a very popular exhibition with our visitors. The mounting of this exhibition always heralds the beginning of the winter season, with all the special celebrations that take place at this time of year. All artwork is for sale, so there are some good opportunities for sales.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2 from 2-4pm.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, Oct 15 before midnight. 
Notification of acceptance: Friday, October 18
Drop off of Art Work: Tuesday, October 29 from 9 am – noon
Collection of artwork: Friday, December 20 from 9:30am-noon or
Saturday, December 21 from 9:30 am – noon

Submission Requirements:

• Mediums: Works are accepted in all art and craft mediums, with the exception of work that requires a 
video monitor, projector or other electronic equipment.
• Number of works: minimum: three – maximum: seven
• All work must be for sale. (The ACT Art Gallery retains a 30% commission)
• Size: two-dimensional work – no longer than 14” on the longest side or plane (unframed)
• Three-dimensional work – no longer than 12” on the longest plane
• Two-dimensional artwork work should be suitably framed or otherwise prepared for gallery hanging. 
Works that are not suitably prepared will be disqualified from the exhibition/sale at any time
• An artist statement introducing you as an artist and your method of working. (no more than 250 words)
• Original artwork should not be included in the submission package. 
• Artwork must have been made within the last two years.
• Payment of $25 (Methods of payment are outlined in the link under “How to Apply.”

Exhibition Requirements:

Installation details for three-dimensional work should be included beforehand along with any specific requirements such as a covered case or plinth.

All work must be labeled with the artist’s name and title(s) that correspond to those given on the application form.

The Gallery reserves the right to decline incomplete submissions.


Application details are posted at The ACT Gallery’s website at

Contact curator, Barbara Duncan at or 604-476-4240.

Submission Package Check List: 

A completed submission form

Images of work to be included in the exhibition should be provided on CD or Flashdrive (if you wish to have your CD or flash drive returned please provide a self-addressed envelope with postage)

Contact Name: Barbara Duncan
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 476-4240


PHOTOGRAPHERS! DIGITAL! Isolation @ Online Gallery
Nov 7 all-day
PHOTOGRAPHERS! DIGITAL! Isolation @ Online Gallery


Call for Exhibition – Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design

Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. February 2020

FREE ENTRY Photographers and Visual Designers are invited to submit 1 to 3 works addressing the theme

Besides we are living in an overcrowded world, there are still sparsely populated areas, hidden somewhere, where life (and its pace) is really different. Try to capture and depict the essence of those places, framing small cities and villages, but also landscapes (and their contradictions, where and when existing) and their inhabitants.

VISUAL ARTISTS! Place des Arts 2020-2021 Exhibitions Season @ Place Des Arts
Nov 15 @ 11:45 pm – 11:45 pm
VISUAL ARTISTS! Place des Arts 2020-2021 Exhibitions Season @ Place Des Arts


Place des Arts


Nov. 15, 2019


Place des Arts, an arts education centre in Maillardville, Coquitlam, is currently accepting proposals for its 2020-2021 exhibitions season. Deadline for submissions to the jury is Friday, November 15, 2019. All artists will be notified of the status of their application by January 2020; all decisions of the jury are final.

Place des Arts is seeking artists to exhibit in its three public exhibition spaces: The Atrium, the Leonore Peyton Salon (LPS) and the Mezzanine during our 2020-2021 exhibition season. Exhibitions at Place des Arts change monthly and provide exposure for local artists.

Artists meeting the criteria below are eligible to exhibit and sell their work:
• Local emerging artists*: an artist or group of artists living in the Lower Mainland and not represented by a professional gallery, has a small history of presentation, is looking for support and resources to build their practice and is committed to devoting more time to artistic activity.

• Local community art groups*: a non-profit society registered with the province of British Columbia or an association that provides regular opportunities and resources for artists to develop their skills and techniques

*Current exhibiting artists at Place des Arts are not eligible to apply for the 2020/2021 exhibition season (i.e., artists who are scheduled to exhibit at Place des Arts between September 2019 – May 2020).

Artworks must meet the following criteria:
Place des Arts welcomes submissions in two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums including
fibre arts, sculpture, ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, digital art, mixed media and drawing.

All artwork(s) must:
• Be unique and original and made by the artist(s)
• Be created within the past two (2) years (i.e., dated 2017 or later)
• Not have been previously exhibited at Place des Arts
• Be ready to hang and/or display

Place des Arts’ exhibitions are open to the public 7 days a week and are a popular destination with local residents and visitors alike. Place des Arts regularly hosts over 100,000 visitors per year. A full promotional campaign is devoted to each exhibition series.

As Place des Arts is also a teaching arts centre, exhibiting artists are encouraged to offer talks and / or demonstrations during their exhibitions.


View complete guidelines and submit the application form at under Call for Artists. For more information, interested artists may contact Place des Arts’ Exhibitions Programmer by phone at 604.664.1636 ext 32 or by email at

Contact Name: Kim Correia
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 664-1636


VISUAL ARTISTS! Solo Exhibition Scholarship: Kwi Am Choi Scholarship at the Port Moody Arts Centre @ Port Moody Arts Centre
Nov 17 @ 11:45 pm – Nov 18 @ 12:00 am
VISUAL ARTISTS! Solo Exhibition Scholarship: Kwi Am Choi Scholarship at the Port Moody Arts Centre @ Port Moody Arts Centre


Port Moody Arts Centre


Nov. 17, 2019


Call for Applications
2020 Kwi Am Choi Scholarship – Port Moody Arts Centre

The Port Moody Arts Centre is now accepting proposals for the 2020 Kwi Am Choi Scholarship for emerging artists.

Established in 2007, the Kwi Am Choi Exhibition Scholarship is an annual award of $2,000 that recognizes an emerging BC artist between the ages of 18 and 30, and is designed to fund the costs of mounting a solo exhibition of their work at the Port Moody Arts Centre. This initiative provides students currently enrolled in, or recent graduates of, Fine Arts programs at recognized post-secondary institutions in Canada with the opportunity to display their work in a publicly funded gallery, receive curatorial mentorship, and network with other artists and art professionals.

About the Kwi Am Choi Scholarship Fund

The Kwi Am Choi Scholarship Fund was endowed by the family of internationally acclaimed artist Kwi Am Choi in 2007. Born in South Korea, Choi lived and worked in Port Moody, where he was an active member of the local arts community and a mentor to young artists. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Choi became known for his experimental and abstract work. In the spirit of both his experimental practice and artistic mentorship, the Kwi Am Choi endowment fund was established to provide support to emerging artists by covering the costs of mounting a solo exhibition at the Port Moody Arts Centre as an integral component of expanding their artistic careers.

Applicant Criteria:

• Between 18 and 30 years of age
• Enrolled in a Fine Arts program in a recognized post-secondary institution, or a recent graduate of a Fine Arts program from a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution in Canada (within 2 years of graduation)
• Considered an emerging artist. We define emerging artists as those artists in the first few years of their professional development and not currently making their entire living from their artwork
• A resident of British Columbia
Note: Current PoMoArts staff, instructors, sitting board members or their immediate family are not eligible to apply.

Use of Scholarship Funds

Scholarship funds are to be applied to the artist’s costs of mounting an exhibition to take place sometime between May and August 2020 at the Port Moody Arts Centre. These costs may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Preparation expenses for the artworks, including framing
• Transportation costs for artwork
• Advertising and marketing costs for an exhibition
• Opening reception, gallery fees, and related administrative costs


How to Apply

To view the application guidelines and submit an online application visit

Application Deadline: November 17, 2019

If you have any questions about this scholarship and exhibition opportunity, please contact Janice Cotter, Gallery Manager at or 604-931-2008 ext 116.

The Port Moody Arts Centre is an equal opportunity provider. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds, and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or (dis)ability.

Contact Name: Janice Cotter
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 931-2008


VISUAL ARTISTS! Call for Artists/ Galleries – Art Vancouver 2020
Nov 30 @ 11:45 pm – 11:45 pm
VISUAL ARTISTS! Call for Artists/ Galleries - Art Vancouver 2020


Vancouver Visual Art Foundation


Nov. 30, 2019


Apply to be an exhibitor at Art Vancouver 2020.

Art Vancouver brings together both rapidly growing creative talent and renowned international artists under one roof. Western Canada’s largest contemporary art fair attracts over 10,000 art lovers annually to the Vancouver Convention Centre.


Contact Name: Kristyna Burgetova
Contact Email:

Call for Entry: Arts Scene Cover Art – Winter 2020 @ Maury Young Arts Centre
Dec 1 all-day
Call for Entry: Arts Scene Cover Art - Winter 2020 @ Maury Young Arts Centre

Make your mark on the Winter Arts Scene!

Previous issues of Arts Scene have all featured cover art created by a local artist, and we want your work to be next!
All Arts Whistler Members can submit their piece for consideration for the upcoming winter edition of Arts Scene, but hurry – the deadline to submit is December 1, 2019!
The chosen artist will be given an honorarium, an Artist Conversations feature on our blog, and the chance to see their art all over the Sea to Sky for a whole season.

Have events to submit?

If you have any events, workshops, gallery openings, festivals, live music, etc. between January 1 – April 30, 2020 that you would like included in the new publication, please visit the calendar, click “Post Your Event”, and fill out the online form by end of day December 1, 2019.
Submit Your Events for the 2020 Winter Edition of Arts Scene!
Dec 1 all-day
Submit Your Events for the 2020 Winter Edition of Arts Scene!

We’re gearing up for the 12th edition of Arts Scene

Arts and culture is booming in Whistler and the Sea to Sky!

From January 1 – April 30, 2020 there are so many creative festivals, events, holidays, and celebrations, and we want you to be a part of it!

All of the content is generated by members of our community and the amount of content in the printed magazine and traffic to the online calendar continue to grow! More and more people are discovering the creative side of our towns, including arts programming in their festivals, buying handmade gifts, and hanging local art on their walls. Plus, it’s free to submit your events – now that’s a win!

Scroll down to see our list of questions and answers for more information about how to post, cover art, advertising opportunities, map locations, and more.

Posting is easy!
Click the orange “Post Your Event” button, and fill in your info – we look forward to seeing your events!


You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers:

  • What’s the deadline?:
    December 1 is the hard deadline to submit your events to be included in the print magazine but events can be added to our website anytime and will be included in regular outreach marketing.
  • How do I give you my events?
    Easy! Follow this link, click the orange “Post Your Event” button, and fill out the online form.
  • How much does it cost?
    It’s FREE! Arts Whistler is a non-profit charity organization, we have a mandate to help support our local creatives and to help foster the arts in Whistler.
  • Why should I participate?
    Our printed Arts Scenes are distributed around Whistler and throughout the Sea to Sky. Your events will also be promoted on our website, in our newsletters, on our social media channels, and in printed marketing collateral throughout the season. (Take a look at our current and past editions).
  • I’m not sure if you want my event? 
    We promote everything arts, culture, and heritage throughout the Sea to Sky – that’s from Bowen Island all the way up to Mt. Currie. If you have any events, workshops, gallery openings, festivals, live music, films, artist calls for entry, kids workshops… between September 1 and December 31, 2019, and we’d love to hear about them!
    Still not sure about your event? Shoot us an email, we’re happy to help.
  • What about the maps? My art is hanging in a local shop, can I add it to your listings?
    Our Culture Maps are listed in every edition of Arts Scene and include the We Heart Local Art venues and artists. Following on the years of ArtWalk success, We Heart Local Art enables businesses to directly connect with local artists to display artwork on their walls. Think of it as an online dating service…but for art! Find out more.
  • Can I purchase an ad in Arts Scene?
    We want to keep the publication chock full of events and listings and not fill it up with advertising. We have a very limited amount of ad spaces reserved for our premier sponsors and have room for a couple of purchased ads. If you’re interested in purchasing an ad, please email for details.
  • I still have questions…If you have any questions about what we do at Arts Whistler, questions about Arts Scene, or how to get involved in the local creative scene – get in touch!

Make Your Mark on the Winter 2020 Cover!

We support local – always have, always will.

Previous versions of Arts Scene have all featured art created by a local artist on the cover, and we want your work to be next!.
Arts Whistler Members can submit a piece for consideration for the upcoming edition.The chosen artist will be given an honorarium and the chance to see their art all over town for a whole season!

We are currently accepting your winter art submissions for the Winter 2020 Arts Scene Cover. Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2019

Find out more about submitting your art for the cover

Refresh Market Holiday Pop-up @ Audain Art Museum
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day
Refresh Market Holiday Pop-up @ Audain Art Museum

Refresh Market Holiday Pop-up

Refresh Market is hosting a holiday pop-up market at the Audain Art Museum on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7!
Shop art, jewelry, housewares and more from a handpicked selection of artists, makers and small shops.

Vendor applications are open through August 15.
Space is limited, apply to join us at

Retail Space for Local Artists & Craft people, No Commission (Vancouver) @ Vancouver Arts Market
Dec 31 all-day
Retail Space for Local Artists & Craft people, No Commission (Vancouver) @ Vancouver Arts Market


Pacific Arts Market rents retail space to local artist on a 4 week renewable basis. Each space is 15-18 square feet or 8 x 8 of wall space and costs 275+tax for 4 weeks. All money made for your work goes directly to you, there is no commission. We help with the sales, marketing, book keeping, and everything else, enabling you to continue with your job and leisurely life! We are open 6 days a week, and are a new Arts Market located at 1448 West Broadway. As of now we have over 40 very talented artists and are ever growing. Our goal is to help you to develop and grow your business, we are here to ultimately help the art community of BC!

Please fill out the application at
or contact us at


Please fill out the application at

Submissions Deadline
December 31, 2019

Student Art Bursary Applications
Dec 31 all-day
Student Art Bursary Applications

Student Art Bursaries

Arts Whistler is dedicated to making the arts accessible to all children and youth in our community. Our bursary program is available to a student in any grade from schools in Whistler, Pemberton, or Mt. Currie. Bursaries are available for students who wish to further their studies in the visual, performing, literary, or media arts at a credible institution or from a recognized mentor or artist.

Bursaries are typically $100-$200 and can contribute to tuition, accommodation, and travel costs associated with the studies.

Bursary applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Financial need of the applicant student or family. Families who are experiencing financial hardship will be given priority.
  • Previous training or experience and accomplishment in the area of the art the student plans to pursue.
  • Credibility of the mentor artist, institute, school or program the student is attending. 

Student Art Bursaries applications are open year-round and are awarded subject to available funding.

Bursaries are available for courses, workshops or camps which take place at any time of year. Applications will be juried within 30 days of submission. Please submit your application using the form below.

Eligible schools include:

  • Myrtle Philip Community School
  • Spring Creek Community School
  • Whistler Secondary School
  • Whistler Waldorf School
  • Signal Hill Elementary School
  • Pemberton Secondary
  • École La Passerelle Whistler
  • l’École de La Vallée de Pemberton
  • Xit’olacw Community School

Questions? Please email Imogen Osborne, or contact Arts Whistler by phone, 604.935.8410

Fill out my online form.

The Gift Shop at the Arts Centre – ongoing call for entry @ Maury Young Arts Centre - Gift Shop
Dec 31 all-day
The Gift Shop at the Arts Centre – ongoing call for entry @ Maury Young Arts Centre - Gift Shop | Whistler | British Columbia | Canada

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.

We accept work from residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor; those living between Bowen island and Mt. Currie. 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 submissions should be high quality, handcrafted artwork created by Sea to Sky artists and artisans. Eligible mediums can include: sculpture, stone, clay, metal, pottery, fiber, mixed media, wood, music CDs, books, fine art jewelry. We also accept cards and prints that are reproductions of original silkscreens, photography or fine art paintings.

Apply here

Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture Award Nominations
Feb 4 @ 12:00 am

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture Award

Nominate someone today

Arts Whistler presents the Whistler Champion of the Arts & Culture Award in partnership with the Whistler Chamber of Commerce Whistler Excellence Awards presented by Blueshore Financial. This award is open to individual artists of all disciplines, volunteers, cultural workers or a business leader or business/organization who has made a significant impact on the growth of arts, culture and heritage in the community of Whistler.

The award recipient is recognized for their support of local arts and heritage events and programs. Support may have been given through sponsorship, volunteerism, professional services or products, marketing or public relations donations or business leadership that demonstrated support for the arts above and beyond the basic commercial benefits. The recipient is nominated by the arts, culture and heritage organizations of Whistler.

Award for Champion of Arts & Culture presented by: Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.

We interview Pat Kelly, President of Whistler Real Estate, on why it It takes awesome partners to make the arts happen. and why he supports our local creative community and sponsors the Champion of Arts & couture Award. Watch the video




Past recipients include:

Congratulations to Ira Pettle, the recipient of the 2019 Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture Award.
Read more about his achievement.

Previous years: Angie Nolan, Todd Lawson – Mountain Life Magazine, Stephen Vogler, Stella Harvey, Joan Richoz, Blue Shore Financial, TD Bank, Whistler Question, Sue Adams, Pique Newsmagazine, Nester’s Market, Rocky Mountain Production Services, Whistler Real Estate Co. Ltd. and Whiski Jack Resorts Ltd.


What are the Whistler Excellence Awards?

The awards celebrate Whistler’s innovators, trailblazers and community cultivators. With over 200 locals together for one night, Whistler’s black tie business and community awards build brands and honour local legends.

Presented by the Whistler Chamber in partnership with the Community Foundation of Whistler, Arts Whistler and the Whistler Centre for Sustainability.  The Awards honour excellence in the areas of service, innovation, sustainability, outstanding leadership in the arts, business and community service.  The Rising Star Award catapults careers for those under 40 on the fast track to success.


Be Part of the Anonymous Art Show 2020! @ Maury Young Arts Centre
Mar 2 @ 11:59 pm
Be Part of the Anonymous Art Show 2020! @ Maury Young Arts Centre

Hey, Awesome Artists – Be Part of the Anonymous Art Show 2020!

Get your creative on and become an artist in the most adrenaline-fuelled art event of the year! The Anonymous Art Show returns to the Maury Young Arts Centre on April 3, 2020.

Complete the form below so we know to expect your work. We accept art form anywhere for this show, please share with your creative friends!