Apply for the Annual BC-Wide Juried Exhibition artSpacific!

Please note, there is a fee to apply for this call.


artSpacific is a special annual BC-Wide juried exhibition with $1,100 worth of prizes being awarded to winners! All 2-D artists who work on paper, canvas, or wooden panel, are welcome to submit their work for consideration. 


Exhibition Dates; October 8th - November 24th, 2021

At the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre 'Main Hall Gallery' and 'AIFS Online Galleries'.
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on October 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Please note, the LAC is monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic and will provide updates closer to the Opening Reception. 


Deadline: September 15th, 2021


Guidelines

This exhibition is open to artists who reside in B.C. Canada.

 This is an OPEN call, meaning you do not need to be a member of the Langley Arts Council to apply. 

 This call can only accommodate 2D artworks.

 All artworks must be original, no photographs or prints, please. 

 There is no theme for this call.

 Artists are welcome to submit 3 artworks for consideration and will receive a notice via email about the status of their submission after the show's submission deadline.

 All artworks must be for sale, and any sales that take place during the duration of the exhibition must be facilitated through the LAC.

 All artworks must remain hung for the duration of the exhibition.

 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 own personal interpretation of an image or multiple images. Submitting artists are allowed to use reference photos to inspire their work, but artists must use their own design and composition for the final artwork to be considered original.

 2D artwork must be suitably prepared for display. Artworks 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 (consult with the LAC regarding any questions or special considerations before exhibition).


Artwork that will not be accepted
Artworks submitted to the Langley Arts Council must not have been created in an art class, lesson, or paint night.


Application Fee

Use the dropdown menu at the bottom of this page to select the fee for the number of artworks you would like to submit.

1 Artwork = $15

2 Artworks = $25

3 Artworks = $35

Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.


Jurying Process


Awards

There will be five awards given one for Best in Show. First Place Awards $400, one Second Place Awards $300, and one Third Place Awards $200, and two Honorable Mentions $100. The awards will be given out at the Awards Ceremony which will take place at the Opening Reception.


Commission

The Langley Arts Council takes a 30% commission on all online or in-person artwork sales for this exhibition.

Photographing your Artwork

We've provided two resources for artists on how to successfully photograph their artwork. This exhibition will be viewable online as well as in person. Please see the resources below for best practices. 

"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/

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

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


To successfully apply to this application there are two steps. 

Step One: Use the artSpacific application below to submit your work to the jurors. Please fill in this form fully then hit the blue 'Submit' button at the bottom.

Step Two: Pay the application fee using the button below. If you have trouble with this step or would prefer to pay over the phone please email galleries@langleyarts.ca.


artSpacific Submission Fee & number of artworks being submitted