Apply to the Beyond Barriers Call 

This is an OPEN CALL, meaning artists do not have to be a member of the LAC to apply.

This exhibition was created to provide a safe space and platform for specific voices of those whom we, perhaps, don't hear from as often as we should. The Beyond Barriers call is created specifically to allow BC artists who identify as having a disability or being differently-abled (currently or recently, permanently or temporarily) to showcase their work, without any of the labels you may have acquired over the years. The type of difference is not important, and all are welcome regardless of whether your situation is obvious to those around you (visible) or not (invisible).

Although we are inviting artists who identify in this way, the show is NOT about this identity, it is about moving past these barriers into whatever is important to you, and about remembering everyone's wholeness in spite of obstacles. The LAC welcomes all perspectives, and all subject matter.

Exhibition Dates: October 2nd - November 13th 2024 at the Walkway Gallery at the Timms Community Center (20399 Douglas Cres, Langley, BC V3A 4B3)

Deadline to Apply: September 11th, 2024

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 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.

Jurying Process

Want to learn more about the Langley Arts Council's jurying process?

Download the juror's package below for more information

Walkway Gallery and Online Gallery Artwork Specifications

 This gallery space can only accommodate 2D artwork.

 All the selected artworks will be on display at the Walkway Gallery as well as the AIFS Online Gallery.

Click here to see the AIFS Online Galleries.

 Artwork submitted to this call to artists must not have been exhibited at any of our Art in Found Spaces Galleries.

 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.

 Artworks submitted to the Langley Arts Council must not have been created in an art class, lesson, or paint night.

 All artworks must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

 Since your artwork will be featured in the online Gallery it is imperative we receive high-quality image submissions from you.

Hanging Requirements

 All 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.

Artwork Sale & Commission

 All artworks must be for sale, and any sales that take place during the duration of the exhibition must be facilitated through the Langley Arts Council.
 The Langley Arts Council will take a 35% commission on all sales for this exhibition.

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.

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

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

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 precaution will be exercised to keep the artwork safe in each exhibition space.

Right to Refuse an Artwork

The Langley Arts Council reserves the right to refuse any piece. Work not properly prepared and or submitted may not be exhibited (consult with the Arts Council regarding any questions or special considerations for hanging an artwork before submission).

Additional Questions

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To apply for this call please complete the Online Application Form below: