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Gallery Ring ABSTRACT Online Juried Art Exhibition

Gallery Ring ABSTRACT Online Juried Art Exhibition

Posted by: Gallery Ring
Gallery Ring announces a contest devoted to Abstract works of art. The work must be completely non-representational.

The fee is $20 US for 1-3 pieces. The deadline to submit work is Tuesday, April 25th 2023.


2D artwork including photography/digital is eligible. Many awards are available: Best In Show, Diamond Award of Excellence, the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Awards, Crystal Awards and others. 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 and on Art.Base. All artistic styles from traditional to experimental are welcome.
Balmoral Road Supportive Housing Mural RFQ

Balmoral Road Supportive Housing Mural RFQ

Posted by: ArtsVictoria.ca
Project Background

BC Housing is building a 56-unit supportive housing building at 953 Balmoral Road. The Victoria Cool Aid Society (Cool Aid) will operate the building. If you are interested in learning more about the project, visit: www.letstalkhousingbc.ca/victoria-953-balmoral

This site is special for Cool Aid because it was the original 1968 youth hostel site. If you are interested in learning more about Cool Aid, visit coolaid.org

Vision for the Mural
Recognizing where we are situated, it is our hope to have the mural reflect who the true stewards and
owners of the land are, the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.

Mural Dimensions and Material
• Size: 20’ wide x 44’ high (max). Rendering shows approx. 20’ x 36’.
• Panel gap: approx. ½”
• Material: Painted hardie-panel or graphic applique on hardie-panel
• Installation process:
o Hardie-panels are to be painted off-site and installed by contractor
o If artist has a fall protection certificate, touch ups to the mural can be completed after

Artist Selection Process
The artist will be selected through a committee including:
• 2 Cool Aid staff
• 2 Cool Aid tenants
• 2 members of the North Pack Neighbourhood Association
Others may be invited to participate in the artist selection process.
Proposal Submission
• Name and contact information of artist(s)
• Portfolio of work – this may be a PDF or a link to a website
• Summary of proposed vision for mural and/or a rough sketch
• Quote:
o The maximum total budget, inclusive of all materials, labour and equipment rental is
o Installation by the contractor is covered under the construction contract
• Availability – please comment on any availability considerations

• Proposal request deadline: April 3rd, 4pm
• Target timing for artist selection: Mid April
• Timing for mural installation: Estimated June 2023
o Note that the schedule is subject to construction timing and potential delays

• Please email your proposal to [email protected]
Call to Artists - 2023 Sooke Fine Arts Show

Call to Artists - 2023 Sooke Fine Arts Show

Artists are invited to submit work for consideration to the 2023 Sooke Fine Arts Show at the SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke. The 2023 Show will continue its 37-year legacy of showcasing exceptional original artworks from Vancouver Island and BC’s Coastal Island artists from July 29th through August 7th.

More than 9,000 visitors from Canada, the US and abroad flock to the 17,000-square-foot gallery to view and buy the inspiring art on display, enjoy live music, engage with artists as they demonstrate their techniques and take in the many special events during the 10-day art show.

Artists living on BC’s coastal islands, from Vancouver Island, to the Gulf Islands and up to Haida Gwaii can submit images of their work online to be adjudicated.

Want to know more? View our website https://sookefinearts.com/artist-information/ for information on eligibility, submission requirements, important dates and more.

The website also has a list of FAQ for artists for further information. The Call is open now (as of March 15, 2023) and closes midnight on June 1, 2023.
Job openings: Canadian Musicians Co-operative

Job openings: Canadian Musicians Co-operative

Posted by: ArtsVictoria.ca
The Canadian Musicians Co-operative is a national not-for-profit arts service organization and every summer we host a variety of employment opportunities for young musicians and those interested in working in the creative economy. We have a variety of available positions ranging from full time, in-person roles for performing musicians, to on-site or hybrid positions for arts administrators and technical/production staff. Applications are open now at canadianmusicians.easyapply.co

Anyone interested in more information about our summer employment opportunities can email us at [email protected] or call our office at 705-999-8547 between the hours of 12 PM and 8 PM (EDT), Monday to Friday, to arrange for a brief virtual or in-person info session.

Supports are available to youth staff if they wish to use their work experience for secondary and post-secondary credits through PPM129, a field/work placement to fulfill a requirement to graduate, or another similar process.

Full details here:
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 2023 Spring International Online Exhibition

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 2023 Spring International Online Exhibition


The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters from all across North America and International Artists to apply to our exhibit honoring the Best in oil and acrylic painting. NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991.

This is an INTERNATIONAL juried online competition open to ALL artists 18 years of age and older working in Oil and ACRYLIC medium. Both members and non-members of NOAPS may apply.

Best of Show: $1000

Second Place: $500

Third Place: $300

Best Landscape: $200.00

Best Still Life: $200.00

Best People: $200.00

Best Use of Light & Color: $200.00

Most Innovative: $200.00

Narrative Excellence: $200.00

Ten Awards of Excellence: $100

Ten Merit Awards: I year membership to NOAPS - $52.00 value

The TOP 200 artists will be given recognition on www.NOAPS.org with Artist name, artist website address and image selected for this exhibit.

PROSPECTUS AND SUBMISSION PLATFORM: https://www.juriedartservices.com/?content=event_info&event_id=1996
Gallery Ring ARTISTS OF THE MONTH Contest

Gallery Ring ARTISTS OF THE MONTH Contest

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


The deadline to submit work is Friday March 31st, 2023. The fee is $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.
Locals Only seeking photographs of Oaklands

Locals Only seeking photographs of Oaklands

Posted by: Process Club
Locals Only is a series of photography zines that articulate the experience of a place as explored over time, observing preoccupations and noticing patterns that define an area in order to express and question what it means to be a local.

Issue #3 of Locals Only will feature the neighborhood of Oaklands as seen through the lenses of those who live, work, and visit the area. This issue will be dedicated to collaborative placemaking and exploring the shared identity of a neighborhood.

We are seeking photographs of any type that speak to the identity of Oaklands. Help us define the neighborhood by using your camera to recognize and capture the unique aspects, trends, and patterns visible in the day-to-day community.

Selected photos will be printed in Locals Only Issue #3, to be distributed online and in print through businesses and little free libraries in the Oaklands neighborhood. Photographers included will be provided a personal copy of the printed zine by mail.

- Submit up to five photographs
- Only one submission per person will be accepted
- JPG or TIFF file types are preferred
- File name for each photograph should include your full name
- Photographs containing nudity will not be accepted

Visit localsonlyzine.ca for more information, and to submit your photographs.

Join a Guided Photo Walk
To support and connect community members, we will be hosting free one-hour photo walks in March, April, and May. Join Locals Only creators Lee Cookson and Laurel Green for a walk through Oaklands and learn how to recognize unique aspects of the community.

Age 10+. All cameras and experience levels welcome.

Dates: Saturday March 4, April 1, May 6
Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Location: Meet at Koffi (1441 Haultain St.)
SSNAP: Call for artists

SSNAP: Call for artists

Call for Submissions

Salt Spring National Art Prize 2023/24

Since 2015, the Salt Spring National Art Prize has recognized and elevated contemporary Canadian visual artists. The 5th biennial prize offers $50,000 in total awards, including a separate $6,000 residency on Salt Spring Island, BC.

The Salt Spring National Art Prize is proud to be one of the most accessible art prizes in Canada: 

• Open to all Canadian citizens or permanent residents over the age of 18  

• Nominations not required 

• More affordable entry fee than most Canadian art prizes  

• Finalists receive financial support for shipping their artwork

Showcasing and promoting originality, quality, integrity, and creativity in contemporary Canadian visual art—we’re elevating art and artists across Canada. 

Submit to this vibrant Canadian visual arts competition today!

Learn more: https://saltspringartprize.ca/artists/submission-info/
Calling all Artists! Open Submission Call for 2024

Calling all Artists! Open Submission Call for 2024

The Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) is currently accepting submissions from artists and curators for exhibitions in the Main Gallery and Eve Smart Gallery in 2024. We are a non-profit gallery located in Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, a 40 minute ferry ride from Vancouver, BC. Submissions from artists working in all mediums are welcome.

The deadline to submit proposals is March 31, 2023.

Please visit http://www.gpag.ca/submissions for further information, including GPAG's exhibition policy and submissions guidelines and form. Please contact us via email at in[email protected] if you have any questions!

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