Apply for the LAC's upcoming Art & Fashion Exhibition


This call is FREE to apply. You do not have to be a member of the Langley Arts Council to submit.


In this call, the Langley Arts Council is encouraging artists to reflect on the theme of fashion and explore the different themes, eras, decades, and ideas related to fashion and art with 2D or 3D works.


This includes, but is not limited to; fashion across time and cultures, the process of garment construction, high fashion runway, fashion as a tool of self-expression, fashion of subcultures, and more. Fashion can touch on personal experiences of self-expression, cultural identity, social conformity, popular culture, history, globalization, etc. All artists are encouraged to submit a short write-up alongside their work and how it relates to the theme.


Individuals are also invited to submit historic clothing and fashion items for display in this exhibition. Click here for more information.


Exhibition Dates

July 24th - August 28th, 2024


Exhibition Location

Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Center 'Main Hall Gallery' (26770 29th Ave, Aldergrove BC V4W 3B8).


Submission Deadline

June 24th 2024


Artist Eligibility

- This is an OPEN CALL, meaning artists do not have to be members of the Langley Arts Council to apply.


Artwork Eligibility

- Please ensure your work follows the LAC's definition of an 'Original Artwork'

Original artwork is created at the hand of the artist who is submitting the work. The creation process must be the effort of a single individual to convey their interpretation of an image or multiple images. Submitting artists are allowed to use reference photos to inspire their work, but artists must use their design and composition for the final artwork to be considered original.
If you are submitting a photo medium please ensure the main focal point of the image was taken by the artist and is not a stock image. We do allow stock images to be used in submitted artwork however they must not make up more than 30% of the entire finished artwork.


Artwork Specifications

 Artists can submit up to 3 original artworks that have been created in the last five years, for consideration. Please note all three works may not be accepted.

 Please submit artwork that has not been exhibited at any of our Art in Found Spaces Galleries.

 All artwork must be for sale and must remain until the end of the exhibit.

 Artwork that is purchased can be collected once the show has come to an end.

 Artwork drop-off and pick-up will be coordinated with the Artist and the LAC once the artist has been accepted and will be outlined in a contract.
 This call can accommodate 2D and 3D artworks


2D Artwork Specifications

2D Artwork must be suitably prepared for display meaning;

Wall-mounted work must be appropriately framed or stretched with finished sides and properly wired for hanging, using d-hooks and wire. The D hooks should be 4” from the top of the frame or 1/3 of the height of the frame. The stretched wire should be 2” below the top of the frame. The Langley Arts Council reserves the right to refuse any piece. Work not properly prepared may not be exhibited (contact the Programming Coordinator regarding any questions or special considerations before submitting to the exhibition).


3D Artwork Specifications

3D Artwork submissions, once accepted through the application process, must come with a display stand to properly display the work. 


Work not properly prepared may not be exhibited (consult with the Gallery Coordinator regarding any questions or special considerations before the exhibition).

If you are accepted to this exhibition your artwork will also be featured in the virtual online gallery. Click here to see the AIFS Online Galleries. Since your artwork will be featured in the online Gallery it is imperative we receive high-quality image submissions from you.


Photographing your Artwork

We've provided two resources for artists on how to successfully photograph their artwork. Since this is a digital platform it is imperative to have good quality images. These resources should help you to achieve that.

1. "How to Photograph a Painting, Step by Step" by Artists Network Staff

https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-mediums/oil-painting/how-to-photograph-a-painting-step-by-step/

2. "How to Document Your Artwork with Jannette Maedel" by the Surrey Art Gallery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOAAmoZp_kg&feature=youtu.be


Insurance
The Langley Arts Council insurance policy does not provide coverage for exhibiting artists. The Langley Arts Council cannot be responsible for theft or damage in any of their Art In Found Spaces Galleries; that being said every precaution will be exercised to keep the artwork safe in each exhibition space.


Sales

The Langley Arts Council will take a 35% commission on all sales for this exhibition.


Jurying Process

Download the juror's package for more information Click HERE


Additional Questions

Please contact galleries@langleyarts.ca


To apply please fill out the application below.