Apply for the 'Artworks Inspired by Words' Open Call

This call is an open call meaning artists do not need to be a member of the LAC and it is FREE to apply.

About the Exhibition 

Submit to the LAC's first 'Artworks Inspired by Words' exhibition hosted by the Langley Arts Council. For this call, we are inviting 2D, 3D, performance artists, and literary artists to create works that reflect on, speak to, or are inspired by their favorite, writer, playwright, author, favorite poet, etc. We are also accepting works that are inspired by one's inner thoughts and or original works (journal entries, poetry, songwriting, etc).

We are accepting works that can be hung on a wall, 3D works, and literary works if they are framed using the LAC's hanging guidelines below. We encourage all artists to submit a short write-up about their work, the piece of literature it's inspired by that will be hung alongside their work in the exhibition. Please submit, edited, and ready-to-print statements in the application below. 

Exhibition Dates: August 16th - September 25th, 2023

LocationAldergrove Kinsmen Community Center 'Main Hall Gallery' located at 26770 29th Ave, Aldergrove BC V4W 3B8.

Submission Deadline: August 2, 2023.


 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 an 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 artworks however it must not make up more than 30% of the entire finished artwork.

 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; we are looking for new and current artwork to exhibit.

 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 Gallery Coordinator once the artist has been accepted and will be outlined in a contract.

 2D artwork must be suitably prepared for display.

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 (consult with Programming Coordinator regarding any questions or special considerations before the exhibition).

 Complete applications for this exhibition must be received by the Langley Arts Council, incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

Judging Process

For more information visit 2023 Jurors Package.pdf

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.


The Langley Arts Council takes a 30% commission on all sales for this exhibition.

Please note. 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 precautions will be exercised to keep the artwork safe in each exhibition space.

Please fill out the form below to apply