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Community Visions of Sustainability

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you like to craft or make art? We at Gage Gallery invite you to become part of a creative community vision: what change would you like to see in society toward a climate-friendly future? Or what steps would you be personally willing to take?

Draw, write, stitch, paint or collage your idea on a postcard, then send it to us or drop it off at our gallery to become part of THE POSTCARD CLIMATE SHOW, a (hopefully) massive walk-through art installation to showcase community ideas about climate sustainability and willingness to act.

You don’t need to be an artist, and all ages are invited to participate. Create a postcard on your own, as a family, or make one with friends. Add a sentence or two on the back to explain your idea.

And who knows, your submission may be chosen to be printed as an art card for sale at our Gallery to raise funds for Sierra Club, BC!

We can’t wait to receive your visions of how to build a sustainable future together — one postcard at a time.

Use the hashtag #postcardsforclimate to post a picture of your creation. Follow us on Instagram @gage_gallery_arts or on Twitter @cardsforclimate

Deadline for Submissions:
January 28, 2022

February 22 - March 6, 2022

Card specifications and submission details
Job Opportunity: Art and Ceramics Instructors

Job Opportunity: Art and Ceramics Instructors

The District of Saanich and The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre are seeking visual arts instructors and ceramics instructors to lead a range of programs. Opportunities include facilitating programs for children, youth and adults as well as summer and spring break camps. Apply now, and join the creative team!

For more information, and to apply, visit:

Instructor III - Visual Arts: https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/local-government/careers-at-saanich/current-employment-opportunities/instructor-iii-visual-arts-5.html
Instructor III - Ceramics: https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/local-government/careers-at-saanich/current-employment-opportunities/instructor-iii-ceramics-3.html

Find more information on The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill at: www.saanich.ca/artscentre
Calling for Artists!

Calling for Artists!

Posted by: SOONNESS
Hello Artists!

SOONNESS is a jigsaw puzzle brand based in Canada.
We want to expose talented artists & share your work to the world through puzzles. All type of artists from anywhere around the world are welcome to submit your works.

Who should submit:
Emerging artists to established artists
Able to submit work in a digital format
Age 18+

Artwork File:
Submission Size: 1500 x 1086 px / 150 dpi
Final Size for Print: 50 x 70cm with 1cm bleed / 300 dpi
Format: jpeg / png
Color: CMYK
The artwork must be original, and previously licensed art is not accepted.
You can submit up to 3 artworks per submission.

Additional Information:
Title & Description of the Artwork
Bio, Portfolio Link(s), Profile image
Message you want to share (a short quote)

Submission Schedule:
We take submission all year round. However, we do a selection process in April, July, October, and January. Only the selected artist will be contacted with their PNP dates to participate.

What is PNP?
We are introducing a "Pick & Pre-order" puzzle event starting Summer 2022. If you are selected, your art will be introduced to the public and be pre-ordered. Your artwork will be chosen when the pre-order gets our minimum order quantity.

What you will get when your work is chosen at PNP:
Your work made into a puzzle
A cut of every sale (Royalty)
A permanent artist profile on our website

Please email us at [email protected]

You can start submitting by making your artist's account on our website.
Our next selection deadline would be March 30, 2022.

International Women’s Day 2022: Break the Bias!

International Women’s Day 2022: Break the Bias!

Imagine a gender equal world.
A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Together we can forge equality for all of our sisters*.
Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

The Victoria Arts Council in partnership with CineVic are looking for film and video works to screen on 8 March 2022 as part of International Women’s Day at The Blue Bridge Theatre.

Submitted works may be fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, or any other genre, 10 minutes maximum running time. Artists should currently be living and working in the Vancouver Island / Gulf Islands area, though submissions from other regions may be considered.

*This opportunity is open to cisgender women, trans women, non-binary people, gender queers, and other artists who identify with the theme.

The work will be juried by:

Sonya Chwyl, local artist/filmmaker and member of CineVic’s board of directors
Silvia Mague, founder of Kulea Cultural Society
Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria
Submissions must include:

• Two high-resolution still images from the work
• One high-resolution Director’s headshot photo of the Director/creator
• Brief synopsis of the story/content
• Exhibition copy of the film/video artwork, preferably in MP4 format

Submit the the above items by Friday, 21 January 2022 to: [email protected]

This event will follow the (S)Hero presentation by Kulea Cultural Society:

Each year Kulea Culture Society produces a special event for the International Women’s Day, entitled “Who is Your Shero?” Guest speakers/presenters and performers contribute to this event with their stories and creative works. It is a celebration of the intellectual, creative and caring contribution of women from different cultures and walks of life.

More info: https://kuleaculturesociety.org/event/international-womens-day/
Call to Artists – 2022 Juried Art Show

Call to Artists – 2022 Juried Art Show

Posted by: ArtsVictoria.ca
The Alberni Valley Museum is thrilled to be hosting our second juried art show, and we’d love to include your submissions!

Event details:

• Artists will submit their work by March 18, 2022
• Eligible works: Original works only including two-dimensional, three-dimensional or video
• Submission Details:
o Maximum size for wall-mounted pieces is 2m x 2m
(Inquire to discuss the possibility of larger pieces)
o Artists are invited to submit up to two works for consideration
o Accepted work will be exhibition ready and for sale
o A small exhibitor’s honorarium will be paid to all artists selected
• Application form:
o Please email Jillian Mayne at [email protected]
• Key dates:
o Submission Deadline: March 18
o Confirmation of accepted work: March 31
o Delivery of work: April 19 – 22
o Show Dates: May 5 – September 3
o Opening Reception: May 5
o Pick up work: September 6 – 8

Please follow the event on Facebook:AV Museum Art Show 2022
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Gallery Ring "PASTEL AND COLOURED PENCIL" Juried Art Exhibition

Posted by: Gallery Ring
Gallery Ring is excited to announce its first contest devoted to a particular medium. All artworks entered must be created with coloured pencil or pastel of any kind. The subject matter is the choice of the artist.


The fee is $20 US for 1-3 pieces. The deadline to submit work is Monday, February 28th, 2022.

The Best In Show winner will receive a written review by the juror and a special feature and interview with Gallery Ring, which will be posted at a later date. Many other awards are available including the Diamond Award of Excellence, the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Awards, Crystal Awards and others. All winning artists receive a digital Award Certificate. Top winners also receive a special, digital Award Page ideal for use in their portfolios and for sharing the news on social media and websites. All winners will receive exposure and promotion on Gallery Ring's newsletter and Instagram. The contest is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age, from emerging to established.


Posted by: Gallery Ring
Gallery Ring announces the ARTISTS OF THE MONTH contest.



The deadline to submit work is MONDAY JANUARY 31ST, 2022. $20 US for 1-2 artworks

The four, winning artists will receive the "Artist of the Month" distinction and will have their artwork and statement featured prominently on the Home Page of the website. They will also receive a digital Award Certificate and Award Page and will be promoted on Gallery Ring's newsletter and Instagram. Additionally, the winners will be automatically entered into the annual Artist Of The Year Event.

There isn't any theme for this contest. The subject matter is the choice of the artist. 2D artwork including photography/digital is eligible. All artistic styles from realistic and traditional to abstract and experimental are welcome.
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Gallery Ring "STILL LIFE and FLOWER" Online Juried Art Exhibition

Posted by: Gallery Ring
Gallery Ring announces an art contest devoted to both FLOWERS and STILL LIFE. Artists may submit as they prefer: only still life compositions, only floral compositions or to both categories.

The fee is $20 US for 1-3 pieces. The deadline to submit work is Wednesday, January 26th, 2022.


2D artwork including photography/digital is welcome. Many awards are available: Best In Show (cash prize, free-entry voucher and juror's comments), Diamond Award of Excellence, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Awards, Crystal Awards and others. All winning artists receive a digital Award Certificate. Top winners also receive a special, digital Award Page ideal for use in their portfolios and for sharing the news on social media and websites. All winners and random Finalists will receive exposure and promotion on Gallery Ring's Instagram. The contest is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age, from emerging to established.
Green Art: Sharing Sustainable Approaches and Practices Entry Call

Green Art: Sharing Sustainable Approaches and Practices Entry Call

Posted by: ArtsVictoria.ca
The Langley Centennial Museum invites applications for this upcoming juried exhibition. The exhibition will dive into the sustainable art movement, providing a platform for community members to share their artistic approaches to Green Art.

The creation of Green Art emphasizes two main ideas:

§ repurposing materials that would otherwise be discarded after their intended use-life; and

§ mindfully choosing materials and using equipment that is more environmentally friendly (e.g., plant-based paints/pigments, limiting use of power tools/energy consumption).

We want to engage community members of all ages to learn different ways of using and viewing ‘old’ or ‘used’ items from households, workplaces, and businesses.

This exhibition intends to inspire the public to repurpose items and materials in unique and meaningful ways, while limiting the consumption of items of convenience: newer is not always better.

Submission Requirements

§ Works may be in one or multiple materials and two or three dimensional in nature.

§ A minimum of 75% of each submission must be created from ‘green’/repurposed materials.

§ Each applicant may submit a maximum of three works for consideration.

§ Complete the application form (available at https://museum.tol.ca/museum/Portal/connect.aspx?lang=en-CA&p_AAAH=tab6 ; Connect page; Artist Calls & Project Updates tab), which includes:

§ Your interest in the project.

§ A short bio.

§ Brief descriptions and images of your submissions.

A variety of awards will be determined by the jury. While the Langley Centennial Museum may accept up to three works from each applicant, not all work submitted will be chosen for inclusion in the exhibition.

Deadline: Mailed, emailed, or hard copy applications are due by 4 pm on January 29, 2022. For more information please contact 604.532.3536 or email [email protected]
Friends of Pacific Wild- Wild Auction 2022

Friends of Pacific Wild- Wild Auction 2022

Wild Auction 2022! Pacific Wild’s annual fundraiser for wildlife and conservation in BC will be held April 10-15, 2022. We are inviting artists to take part by creating a work of art related to wildlife here in BC. Artists may choose to donate 30-100% of the proceeds of the winning bid to Pacific Wild's conservation initiatives.

To find out more information about the event, please visit our website: https://friends.pacificwild.org/event/event-wild-auction-2022/

Deadline to register is February 15.

Looking forward to seeing what you create!

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