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2022 Exhibition Program at the Silk Purse Arts Centre

  • Monday, August 02, 2021
  • Friday, September 10, 2021
  • 4:00 PM
  • Silk Purse Arts Centre


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The West Vancouver Community Arts Council invites visual artists to submit work for our 2022 Exhibition Program at the Silk Purse Arts Centre!

Submission is open to emerging & professional artists working in any medium*. We are looking for art that reflects & examines our community & the vast world beyond; that presents new ideas & thought provoking concepts; celebrates, deconstructs & recontextualizes traditional art forms & subjects; all while encouraging creativity & diversity. Our mission is to encourage & foster the Arts in our community by providing artists a unique & popular space to exhibit their work & by making art by local artists accessible to the public.

*Limited capacity for video, free standing non wall mounted sculpture & pottery, large scale installations.

The WVCAC hires an Exhibition Jury comprised of professional artists, curators & art academics to select works based on our mission & criteria stated above.

Selected artists will be scheduled for a 4 or 3 week duo or group (3 to 4 artists) exhibition at the Silk Purse Arts Centre in 2022. The Exhibition Jury will determine whether an artist is assigned a duo or group exhibition. All selected artists will be required to become WVCAC Members.

Please be advised that due to rescheduling exhibitions from COVID-19 closures, there will be fewer new exhibitions in 2022. However, we want to provide as many artists as we can the opportunity to exhibit their work, while presenting engaging & inspiring professionally presented exhibitions.

How To Submit

1. Select the Register for this event button.

2. Complete the Submission Form which includes uploading:

  • Artwork Submission 6 hi-res images of the artwork that best represents the body of work you wish to be considered for adjudication. 
    Accepted formats: JPG, JPEG, TIF, TIFF. Each file should be less than 20 MB.
  • Artist Statement Clear & concise artist statement regarding your art practice & the concept/themes of the work being considered.
    Artist Bio/CV
    Accepted formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX, ZIP. Each file should be less than 20MB.

3. Pay the $25 Submission Fee.

    Submissions Open: Monday, August 2nd
    Submissions Close: Friday, September 10th at 4pm
    Results: Artists will be notified mid October

    Must not have exhibited at the West Vancouver Memorial Library in 2021 or in a juried exhibition in the Silk Purse Arts Centre or Kay Meek Arts Centre in 2020 or 2021 (SPECTRUM & Harmony Arts Festival exhibitions are exempt).

    Exhibition Information

    • The WVCAC will produce & provide promotional material & an opening reception.
    • The WVCAC will process all sales of artwork during the exhibition & retain a 30% commission on sales.
    • Other Arts & Culture programming may take place in the gallery during the exhibition.

    If you have any questions please contact Gallery Coordinator Steven Snider

    We look forward to seeing your artwork!

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