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Diving In: The Art of Cleaning Lakes and Oceans

  • Friday, August 20, 2021
  • Monday, September 27, 2021
  • 4:00 PM
  • Silk Purse Arts Centre


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The West Vancouver Community Arts Council invites visual artists to be a part of Diving In: The Art of Cleaning Lakes and OceansIf you live and work in West Vancouver or North Vancouver, are interested in raising awareness about the health of our waterways, & are creative, you might be the artist we are looking for.

Diving In: The Art of Cleaning Lakes and Oceans is an environmental art campaign that aims to raise awareness of the waste in our lakes & oceans by transforming trash into beautiful art. The selected artist will be tasked with creating an eye-catching work of art (preferably one that can be hung on a wall)using waste diverted from the bottoms of lakes & ocean shorelines as collected by volunteers & divers from Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans. The artwork will join other pieces created by artists in other communities, in a touring exhibition in 2022.

There are exciting opportunities for collaboration with local schools including teaching workshops on creating art from used & unusual materials.

The participating artist will be paid an honorarium of $500 for the artwork.
An additional fee will be negotiated for workshops/collaborations with local schools that will take place between January & March 2022.

Project Timeline

  • Clean ups in lakes & along shorelines to happen from June 2021 through till October 2021
  • Artists to collect materials from designated locations & have November 2021 till mid-March 2022 to create art
  • The created pieces will then go on tour throughout the participating areas from April 2022 till November 2022.

How To Submit

1. Select the Register for this event button.

2. Complete the Submission Form which includes uploading:

  • Artwork Submission Up to 10 hi-res images of your artwork that showcase your creativity with unusual materials & ability to express ideas through art. 
    Accepted formats: JPG, JPEG, TIF, TIFF. Each file should be less than 20 MB.
  • Artist Statement, Bio/CV Clear & concise statement regarding your art practice & why you want to be a part of Diving In. 
    Accepted formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX, ZIP. Each file should be less than 20MB.

    Submissions Open: Friday, August 20th
    Submissions Close: Monday, September 27th at 4pm
    Results: Artists will be notified early October

    If you have any questions please contact Gallery Coordinator Steven Snider

    We look forward to seeing your artwork!

    West Vancouver Community Arts Council
    Located at
    The Silk Purse Arts Centre
    1570 Argyle Avenue
    West Vancouver, BC  V7V 1A1

    Phone: 604-925-7292


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    Wednesday – Saturday 12  – 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 4 pm


    The West Vancouver Community Arts Council acknowledges that the lands on which we gather for cultural activities are part of the traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.

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