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August 29, 2022

Call For Artists: The Gallery at Queen’s Park

At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all Coast Salish Nations.

The Arts Council of New Westminster aims to have exhibitions that feature a variety of visual arts by a wide range of artists from the Metro Vancouver region. The exhibition program aims to reflect both the cultural and artistic diversity of contemporary art and serve as an educational forum for New Westminster and surrounding communities. This program is open to applications from both established and emerging artists.

Submissions deadline: 4:00 pm – Monday, August 29, 2022

The ACNW operates a picturesque gallery in the Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park, known as The Gallery at Queen’s Park. Our monthly exhibition program features a wide range of visual arts by local and emerging artists.

This Call is for monthly exhibitions between February 2023 and November 2023 inclusive. Exhibitions typically open on the first Wednesday of each month and generally close on the last Sunday of the month.

The Gallery at Queen’s Park has one exhibition space, known as the Eileen Montague Room (labelled as the Main Gallery Space, see page 6). There is a total linear hanging space of approximately 15 m (49.5 ft). In certain instances, the Gallery Exhibition Selection Committee may pair two selected artists during the exhibition period.

Artwork must be suitably framed, ready for hanging, or, if three-dimensional, appropriately mounted or otherwise prepared for presentation.

As a community gallery, volunteer staff maintain the Gallery’s operating hours. Therefore, all selected artists are expected to sit as a Gallery Attendant on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for the duration of their exhibition.

Eligibility:

  • To apply to this Call, you are not required to be a member of the Arts Council of New Westminster.
  • To exhibit, you must be a current member of the Arts Council of New Westminster at the time of your exhibition.
  • Artists whose work has already been exhibited in the Gallery are invited to apply, allowing a 3-year interim between applications.

Accessibility

The Arts Council wishes to highlight the diversity of our community, and in order to break down any exclusionary barriers and create a platform for marginalized voices, artists on the LGBTQ spectrum, non-binary artists, artists of colour, Indigenous artists, and disabled artists, are strongly encouraged to submit.