Apply to the LAC's Annual Fundraising Exhibition Incognito

Free Application

The LAC's Annual Incognito Exhibition is a significant fundraiser for the LAC, and we encourage you to take part and join in the fun! The fun with this exhibition is that each artist remains anonymous until after their work has been sold. Participating artists are required to sign only the back of the canvas to keep their identity unknown. Once a painting is purchased, it is removed from the wall and replaced with a sold tag, revealing the artist’s name.

Incognito will be showcased at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre located at 26770 29th ave Aldergrove BC V4W 3B8 from November 26th, 2021 - January 12th, 2022.

Submission Deadline: November 10th, 2021


 Artworks must be 9" x 12", 10" x 10" OR 12" x 12" on 1.5" deep canvases, unframed and priced at $100 (tax included).
 Please note, we are not accepting photo submissions for this call. 

 Please submit artwork that has not been shown in any of the LAC's previous exhibitions, or in last year's Incognito Exhibition. 

 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.

 This call can only accommodate artwork that can be hung on a wall and all artworks must remain hung for the duration of the exhibition.

 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. The Langley Arts Council reserves the right to refuse any piece. Work not properly prepared may not be exhibited (consult with Gallery Director regarding any questions or special considerations before 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. 

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.

If you are accepted to this exhibition your artwork will also be featured on the virtual online gallery.

Click here to see the AIFS Online Galleries. Since your artwork will be featured on 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

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


Each piece is sold for $100, and sales are divided 50/50 between the artist and Langley Arts Council.

Submit using the application below!