Calls for Submissions - Others

Call for entries’ for a group art exhibit open to all visual artists

 ‘Festival Ha’Rikud – A Tapestry of Cultures
Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery
May 12th to May 29, 2016

Media: drawing, painting, mixed media, fibre art and/or photography

Nanaimo Chapter Workshop: “Capturing a Mist Shrouded Coast”

Classes & Workshops, FCA Chapter News


With Harold Allanson, SFCA

Dates: April 4 – 7, 2016

Watercolor is the perfect medium to capture the mist shrouded tranquility of our west coast. Fog, low lying cloud, and muted horizons create an irresistible subject and a special challenge for artists. Learn how to capture this special atmosphere.

9:00 to 4:00 daily, Nanaimo (specifics to follow): FCA Members: $350 / Non-Members $375: All skill levels welcome: Material list and further information upon registration.

To register for this workshop:

Make cheque payable to FCA NANAIMO CHAPTER. Please ensure that your name, e-mail address and phone number are included with your cheque. No postdated cheques will be accepted.  Mail cheque and information to:

Delie Lohmann
3095 De Courcy Drive, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1E2

All registrants are responsible to have read the Workshop Registration, Payment, Wait List and Cancellation Policy published in the Workshop section of our website.

Mackie Lake House Artist-in-Residence Program 2016

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The Mackie Lake House Foundation and Vernon Public Art Gallery (VPAG) are pleased to announce the call to the artists for the 2016 Mackie Lake House Artist-in-Residence program. The residency is designed to offer established Canadian artists solitude and time to create. The residency includes a three-week stay at the Historic 1910 Mackie Lake House in Coldstream, BC, a $1000 honorarium, and a four-week long exhibition at the Vernon Public Art Gallery which will include working sketches and finished works produced during the residency. Artists are responsible for their own transportation, food, communications and supplies while staying at Mackie Lake House, and they are also responsible for pick-up of work, or arrange the shipping of works after the completion of the exhibition at the VPAG. The honorarium will be given as $500 at the beginning of the residency and the balance upon the completion of the residency.

The purpose of the Artist-in-Residence program is to foster the discourse and production of visual arts by providing artists a place to pursue their artistic discipline in a tranquil location away from their normal busy life.  A work of art inspired by the location and produced during the Residency will be donated to the Foundation to be displayed in the House. The artist will grant rights for the image to be reproduced as cards or small prints with full credit given to the artist.

The Artist-in-Residence Program is made possible through the generosity of Patrick (Paddy) Fylton Mackie who established and funded the Mackie Lake House Foundation. Patrick Mackie was a patron of the arts and a gifted artist in his own right and the Artist-in-Residence Program was established in his memory. The Artist-in-Residence Program began in 2010 and over the years participating artists have been: Angie Francis, Edie McIntyre, Joyce Devlin, James Postill, Michael Markowsky and Jan Poynter.

Mackie Lake House is located on the shores of Kalamalka Lake in Coldstream, BC, a rural community near Vernon in the North Okanagan Valley.  The house was built circa 1910 and is one of the finest surviving examples of Arts & Crafts style architecture in the Interior of BC.  In 1987 the House was recognized as a Provincial Heritage Site and is listed as one of Canada’s Historic Places.  The House is now used for a wide variety of cultural and community events. For details, visit

Spring Residency – May 9th to 29th, 2016
Applications must be received by January 15th, 2016
Selection will be made by January 29th, 2016

While the intent of the Artist-in-Residence program is to offer the artist an opportunity to work on their artistic projects, it is expected that the artist will be available to talk to local media, participate in the Vernon Public Art Gallery Show opening on Thursday May 26th, and give an Artist Talk at the Vernon Public Art Gallery on Saturday May 28th. An Artist’s Reception will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, May 15th where the community will be able to come and meet the artist at Mackie Lake House.

Submission Guidelines
To apply for the residency, please complete the application form and submit it along with supporting information to

The application form can be found on the Mackie Lake House website here.

Please read the Mackie Lake House residency information sheet (below) prior to submitting your application.

Supporting Information

  • CV
  • Artist bio
  • Outline the scope of the work to be produced during the Residency and how it relates to the history and environment of the Mackie Lake House and Paddie Mackie’s legacy. (Less than 300 words)
  • 8 JPEG’s of your current work [resolution 1680 x 1050, 72 DPI].  Please note the maximum size of any email message – including all attachments – cannot exceed 10 MB or it will be rejected by our system.
  • Spatial requirements for work production.  Please note that we do not have industrial ventilation for the use of solvent based materials.  Please be aware that your work will be created in a heritage home.
  • How did you hear about the Mackie Lake House Artist-in-Residence Program?

Mackie Lake House Foundation
7804 Kidston Road
Coldstream, BC V1B 1S2
Phone: (250) 545-1019


CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2016 – Granville Island Cultural Society

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Exhibit your work at the Ocean Artworks outdoor gallery

Deadline for submission: Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Granville Island Cultural Society (GICS) is a non-­‐profit society founded in 2001 having as its mission to manage, oversee and support such cultural facilities and programs as may be effective for the advancement of arts and culture on Granville Island.

The GICS is seeking a variety of artwork for a two dimensional, outdoor, site specific work. Your design/art will be printed onto weatherproof aluminum panels with a large format pigment based printer.

Successful applicants will develop a design/artwork and collaborate with the GICS to produce a large scale pigment based ink print on aluminum panel. You will be fully supported by an artist’s technician for the transfer of your image to aluminum panel.

You are encouraged and welcome to sell individual works from your exhibit. The Granville Island Cultural Society receives a 20% commission on all works sold.

Please submit the following information in hardcopy or electronic format:
➢ A brief description of your proposed exhibition including:
• a working title
• an artist’s statement about the exhibition
• details of the artwork including size and medium
➢ Photographs of the exhibition. JPEG images are welcome.
➢ Artist biography, resume and website link if available.
➢ Incomplete submissions will not be selected for jury process.
➢ It is expected that the artwork submitted in the proposal will be the artwork displayed during the exhibition.


Electronic submissions can be sent to:
Subject: Art at Ocean Artworks
Attention: Una Memisevic

Hardcopy submissions can be delivered to:
101 – 1398 Cartwright St.
Vancouver BC V6H 3R8

Contact Name: Una Memisevic
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 687-3005