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2023 Exhibition Program at the Silk Purse Arts Centre

  • Monday, August 15, 2022
  • Friday, September 16, 2022
  • 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 2023 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 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 group exhibition of 2-4 artists, determined by the Jury, at the Silk Purse Arts Centre in 2023. All selected artists will be required to become WVCAC Members.

How To Submit

Submissions Open: Monday, August 15

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. Name files as follows 'ArtistTitleMediaSize'
    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 15
    Submissions Close: Friday, September 16 at 4pm
    Results: Artists will be notified mid October

    Must not have exhibited in a juried exhibition in the Silk Purse Arts Centre or Kay Meek Arts Centre in 2021 or 2022, or the Ferry Building Gallery in 2022 or 2023.

    Exhibition Information

    • The WVCAC will produce & provide promotional materials
    • The WVCAC will provide opportunities for public engagement ie: reception, artist talk.
    • 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!

    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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    Winter Hours: Wednesday  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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