Illuminate – Art Auction

Calls for Submissions - Others, Special Announcement, Special Events, Uncategorized

illuminateA group of artists and art enthusiasts are putting together a fundraiser to support Inner Hope Youth Ministries on December 4 from 7 – 10 pm.

This local organization empowers and encourages at-risk youth in East Vancouver. These teenagers are given a safe place to be themselves but also challenged to live up to their potential. Inner Hope helps them to learn practical skills like cooking, laundry and budgeting, as well career-building skills such as resume-building and interviewing.

The fundraiser is a night to celebrate the arts through live music by The Feels, appreciate some fantastic art via an art auction and also enjoy some scrumptious chocolate fondue!

We hope you will consider joining us in supporting this amazing charity by donating art for the art auction. We do not require any framing and request only gallery wrap or cardboard backed pieces. Any medium is welcome! Submissions must by family / youth friendly. All submissions must be confirmed by November 30 and pick up will be on December 2.

For those who donate artwork to this event we extend 2 complimentary tickets and we hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to network!


Megan Craig

Director, Illuminate

Interested artists can contact:

808 E 19th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 1K5 | 604-970-9589 |




9th National Art Show – TNS FCA Chapter

Calls for Submissions FCA, FCA Chapter News


TNSC is pleased to host their open show in Kamloops again this year.  There are $2800 in prizes: SFCA, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, TNSC, 3 Awards of Excellence.

Open to all active and signature members of the FCA.  Deadline for entry is March 4, 2016.

Show opens April 22 and runs until May 1.  Enter at

This year we have an exciting extension to the show.  Selected pieces will be hung in the Salmon Arm Art Gallery for the month of May.  Commission for both parts of the show is 25%.

For further information, contact Cathie Peters at

Call for Artists – Squamish Public Art Project

Calls for Submissions - Others

Art Wanted: Call for submissions launched for new Squamish neighbourhood public art project

SQUAMISH, B.C. – The District of Squamish is looking for artists with experience in producing artwork for public spaces for Squamish’s first public art competition. This new public art project called “Connecting Squamish Neighbourhoods” will see two or more permanent public art installations within different Squamish neighbourhoods. A public call for submissions was launched today by the District of Squamish.

Artist in Residency Program

Calls for Submissions - Others


Imagine one full month to get a new project off the ground. One full month to think only about creating your work. One full month without distractions. This is what Spark Box Studio is offering to artists living and working in Canada: one full month at the Spark Box Studio Residency where you will be given a studio space and living space for FREE. In addition the selected artist will receive a$1,000 bursary which Spark Box Studio owners Chrissy and Kyle are offering in memory of their dear friend and artist Donald Dawson.

This residency opportunity is a unique way for established and emerging artists to cultivate new ideas, access a rich library of arts resources, and focus on their career.

Open to emerging, mid-career, or established Canadian artists. Open to visual artists, printmakers, photographers, performance artists, and filmmakers.

Deadline: January 31, 2016

For more information and the online application visit our website:

The Federation Studio – Q & A

FCA Head Office News, Special Announcement

We’ve applied to rent a retail space on Granville Island part-way between the market and the Federation Gallery that we would like to make available as studio space to our Active and Signature member artists. Currently, we are short-listed for the opportunity to rent this space.

Whether the project goes ahead is dependent on a few factors not the least of which is whether we have enough demand from our members for this type of service. There’s no point having a studio if members don’t want it. So, we’re conducting a preliminary survey to get a better understanding if (and to what which extent) there is an interest in such a new service by you and other members.

The Plan:

If we are successful in our bid, this retail space will be set up as an atelier where the public are invited in to see artists at work. We’ll have four stations where artists can paint; where you can promote yourself and advertise your services. We’ll also provide a gallery area from which participating artists can sell their finished work.

We’ll be creating a schedule so artists can rent the space on a rotating basis. Want to book every first week of the month? Just an occasional day? The entire month of February? Let’s see what we can do. Availability will be subject to demand.

While this program is primarily meant for members in the Metro-Vancouver area, all Active and Signature members will qualify for this program. And once this is operational perhaps we can duplicate this in other cities too!


I am building a list of members who want to be part of this right from day one. If you are interested in renting a spot in the Federation Studio please send me an email at Having your name on this list ensures you’ll be contacted first if we’re successful at getting the space.

Do you have any questions? 

If your question hasn’t yet been answered please feel free to post your questions in the comment section below. We’ll post corresponding answers as time allows. This way we are able to collect and publicly provide answers to re-occurring questions.


Calls for Submissions - Others

The Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS) is a non-profit organization committed to building a community where Asian arts, cultures and contributions are lived, shared and celebrated as part of the harmonious diversity of Canada.

For their May explorASIAN 2016 exhibition, “Following the Silk Routes and Beyond” in Vancouver, Canada, VAHMS encourages the submission of photographs from emerging, mid-career and established artists who have an interest in showing part of their work in context with the Exhibition’s topic. Although VAHMS appreciates the effort of all who want to participate in this exhibition, they will contact only those artists whose submissions meet the requirements of the project. At this time, VAGNS is no longer accepting submissions from curators.

Please note: The deadline for our call is November 31st, 2015.

Call for Submissions – Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – Tacoma, WA

Calls for Submissions - Others

Two Public Art Opportunities – Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – Tacoma, WA

Application Deadline: November 23, 2015, 11:59pm

Opportunity 1, Jellies Ramp:
$150,000, all-inclusive

Opportunity 2, Marine
Discovery Ramp: $150,000, all-inclusive

Eligibility: Artists living in Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
State, or British Columbia Call to Artists: