Apply for the Beyond Barriers Call
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 is welcome.
Exhibition Dates; November 24th - December 11th, 2023
At The Civic Gallery (located at the Township of Langley Civic Facility. 20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley BC V2Y 3J1) and 'AIFS Online Galleries'.
Deadline: Friday, November 3rd, 2023
This is an OPEN CALL, meaning artists do not have to be a member of the LAC to apply.
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.
This call can accommodate 2D and 3D artwork.
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 Gallery Coordinator regarding any questions or special considerations before 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.
Please submit artwork that has not 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.
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.
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 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.
The Langley Arts Council takes a 30% 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
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