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SPECTRUM 2023 Call to Artists

  • Monday, June 26, 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
  • 25


All artists, established & emerging are invited to submit work for the 7th annual unjuried open invitation exhibition SPECTRUM. The first 25 artists to submit 1 work of art will be featured in a 4 week group exhibition from June 28 - July 23!

The goal of this exhibition is to showcase the talented artists in our community working in a broad spectrum of styles, media & subject matter; to create an inclusive & level playing field for artists at varying stages of their careers; & to present a diverse & engaging art experience.

This year we're inviting artists to submit work inspired by the theme Unexpected Detours. Each work of art represents a journey - creative, emotional, ideological. Along the way we experience unplanned challenges, adventures & awakenings. Share your interpretation of the journey & all the twists & turns along the way. 


The first 25 artists to arrive with 1 work of art will be accepted for the exhibition.

What to Submit: 1 original work of art in any physical media, style & subject inspired by the theme Unexpected Detours. Accepted artists will be asked to e-mail a 1 page artist bio/statement.

Where: Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.

When: Monday, June 26 at 4 pm.


a) Work must be gallery ready - have appropriate mounting/hanging equipment ie: hanging wire, d-rings etc.

b) Max Size: Wall mounted artwork: 24” x 24” (including frame if work is framed)
Free-standing sculpture: height 24" diameter 10". (Due to spacial limitations we may not be able to accept all sculpture submissions)

c) Current WVCAC Membership.

d) $10 entry fee


Installation & Uninstallation: Installation will be executed by the WVCAC. Artwork to be retrieved on Sunday, July 23 at 4 pm.

Sales: The WVCAC will process all sales & take a 30% commission.

Promotion: The WVCAC will promote the exhibition in various online & print publications.

First Thursdays Art Walk: July 6 from 6-8 pm The Silk Purse will be open to the public for the Art Walk, a celebration of local artists, art spaces, public art, creativity & community.

Inquiries to Gallery Coordinator Steven Snider

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

Phone: 604-925-7292


Gallery/Art Box Gift Shop Hours:

Summer Hours: 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, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish),
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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