Theme: Strong Women, Strong World
Specific Dates: March 1 – March 11, 2018
Location: The Bay Centre
We encourage women artists, and those who identify as women, to submit work for consideration which they feel is representative of their personal experience or a general representation of the lived female experience. This theme (Strong Women, Strong World) is broad and open to each individual’s interpretation. We welcome works that have a historical or contemporary focus. We accept all types of media, including installation and video works (included in the 3D category). All works must be submitted through our online adjudication system – guidelines below. Online adjudication is free to the public. Hanging fees for accepted works are $10/piece for members and $25/piece for non-members. Please email suggestions for relevant speakers, workshops, and performances to [email protected]

EXHIBITION DATES: March 1 – March 11, 2018
DEADLINE FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION: Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5:30pm


Submit online at the bottom of the page with digital photos of your work, titles, and a brief description of your thoughts concerning your work and/or the theme of the exhibition.

This is a lightly juried show open to women artists living on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands (full-time and part-time residents). This show is open to artists of all levels. Artists do not need to be VAC members to enter.

Submission Guidelines: All artwork is to be submitted through the online form below as jpg digital images for adjudication. Artists will be charged a 20% commission on any art sales (this commission includes all transaction fees).

Media categories:

Art of all media will be accepted, both 2-D and 3-D
Up to 3 pieces per artist will be accepted for adjudication (diptychs and triptychs are considered one piece)
If you are entering heavy work you must be available to provide assistance in moving it in and out of the venue
If any accepted work is in violation of the above guidelines, the VAC retains the right to remove it from the show
Photo quality of images of artwork submitted:

Use plain or graded backgrounds
Must be clearly focused, well-lit, and properly exposed
Artists may be asked to submit new pictures if images are of poor quality
All images MUST give as close a representation of the work as possible in terms of colour and detail
Artwork that does not conform to submission image quality may be refused
Number of images to submit:

Up to two images for each 2-D or photographic submission
Up to three images for each 3-D submission
Image specifications:

Maximum 4MB
In jpg format

Contact Information: All contact information must be up to date and accurate (artist’s name, telephone number, and email).

Medium and Substrate: A brief explanation of the primary artistic materials (i.e. oil, acrylic, watercolour, etc.) and the substrate or base materials, if any (i.e. canvas, steel, wood panel, rice paper, silk, etc).

Dimensions: Measurements of the artwork in inches (height by width), in two or three dimensions, as appropriate.

Price: The retail (sale) price of the artwork including all applicable taxes. You are not required to have your piece for sale (the label can be marked as Not For Sale. Please submit your piece with a price of $0 if this is the case).

Optional Description: Artists may give an optional 25 word description of their artwork to give jurors insight into the artistic process and techniques used. Note: If you do include such a description, we reserve the right to print this and place it in a folder with all artists’ descriptions of their work.

Artist Contracts: Artists accepted for the show will be contacted within ten days of the deadline and offered contracts. Because the VAC is a community based institution with limited funding, insurance and transport of art work is the responsibility of the artists.

Artists and Art-lovers: We invite you to volunteer your time to assist with the show! Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested.

Opening Reception: TBD

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