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VISUAL ARTISTS! Civilian Impressions: Remnants of Conflict

February 15, 2020 @ 11:45 pm – 11:45 pm
Place Des Arts
1120 Brunette Ave. Coquitlam
V3K 1G2 
Jennie Johnston
(604) 516-6151
VISUAL ARTISTS! Civilian Impressions: Remnants of Conflict @ Place Des Arts


Coquitlam Heritage Society


Feb. 15, 2020


Submissions open: December 1, 2019
Submission deadline: February 15, 2020
Exhibit dates: March 27 to April 23, 2020
Location: Place Des Arts 1120 Brunette Ave. Coquitlam

Civilian Impressions: Remnants of Conflict
From the rubble of a destroyed home to the anxiety of being the ones left behind, revolutions, civil wars, and violent conflicts fill the world’s history books and are happening today. Many artworks share the brutalities of front-line battle and suffering but conflict is also experienced by family members, friends and colleagues on home soil. The casualties of conflict are not just on the battlefield, they are in homes, towns and refugee camps. These stories are remembered, passed down through generations and speak to the resilience of the human spirit.

For this exhibit artists are asked to create a work of art inspired by those on the home front of conflict. It can be based on a family saga, a personal reflection or pulled from a news headline. Have you fled your homeland due to unrest? How did you deal with food rationing, bomb threats, or completing the day-to-day tasks that we take for granted during times of peace?

In conjunction with Mackin House’s new exhibit Home Front: WWII the theme of Civilian Impressions is the experience of war through the eyes of those not engaged in the battle. It will feature pieces that speak about every day lives of people experiencing the consequences of conflict around the world. Experiences from any era or part of the world are accepted and encouraged.


Eligibility: Youth, Adult or Senior Artists

How to submit: To submit your piece send an email to museum@coquitlamheritage.ca including:
– Up to two photographs of the piece (high resolution)
– Title
– Type of media
– Dimensions
– Artist’s statement of no more than 100 words talking about the significance of the piece you are submitting.

Details about drop-off and return of art will be provided via email after submission and approval.
Additionally, all artists are given a complimentary visit and tour of the Home Front exhibit at Mackin House to gain inspiration for their work.

Photo Publicity Rights: Coquitlam Heritage and Place des Arts reserve the right to reproduce the submitted images for promotional use during the length of the exhibit and beyond.

Eligible media: All types of 2D media are accepted including paintings, mixed-media, photography, etc. Sculptures are also accepted.

Entry guidelines:
• Entries are limited to one piece per artist.
• There is no entry fee.
Size restrictions:
• 2D media: width up to 34 inches and height up to 36 inches
• Sculpture: maximum 12 width x 12 height x 30 length

Contact Name: Jennie Johnston
Contact Email: museum@coquitlamheritage.ca
Contact Phone: (604) 516-6151