Call for Artists – The Anonymous Art Show


The Anonymous Art Show

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 10th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”. This group exhibition and fundraising event will include emerging and established two-dimensional artists working strictly on unframed 8” x 8” x 1½” back stapled canvas or wood cradle panel.

Artists are encouraged to participate in this worthwhile event as it is a significant fundraiser for the many valuable community programmes, projects and events of the Arts Council. The artists are required to sign only the back of the canvas as the paintings are displayed anonymously. Each piece is priced at $100. Sales are divided 50/50 between the artist and the NVCAC. Purchased paintings are immediately taken off the wall and given to the purchaser. In its place a sold tag will reveal the artist’s name.

The opening reception and sale is Thursday, November 20 at 7- 9:30pm and the sale continues until Saturday, December 20, giving the community an opportunity to purchase original art in time for Christmas.
New Extended Hours! Every Thursday during the exhibition the gallery will remain open until 8pm.

Show your support further and purchase your blank canvases or wood cradle panel from us. On sale now! $5 for members $7 for non-members

All are welcome to submit, you do not have to be a resident of North Vancouver or a member of the Arts Council to participate. Due to its extreme popularity, the show is now gently juried however; we will strive to include as many artists as possible. Artists can submit up to three pieces of artwork. Follow us on Twitter as we will be announcing artists (including their websites) who have sold works throughout the show twitter.com/NVArtsCouncil Hash Tag #AAS14

All Artwork MUST meet the following requirements:
• We only accept unframed, 8” x 8” x 1 ½”, back stapled canvas or wood cradle panel
• A limit of 3 submissions per artist
• Two dimensional works only – No relief work – No three dimensional work
• New submissions only. Previous years’ AAS works will not be accepted
• Full name, signature, title and website (if available) must be written on the back of the canvas (Canvases signed on the front will not be accepted.)
• All works must have a title and may not be called “Untitled”.
• Paintings must be submitted completely dry and unwired.
• Mark an “up” arrow on the back of canvas to indicate top
• Diptychs and triptychs are acceptable but will not be shown together

Please obtain the Artist Information Sheet and the Artist Contract to hand in with artwork at nvartscouncil.ca/home/artist-calls

Deadline for submissions: Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 4:00pm
Drop off artwork any time prior to the deadline at: CityScape Community Art Space (3 blocks up from the Seabus)
North Vancouver Community Arts Council, 335 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2G3
nvartscouncil.ca / 604.988.6844 / Monday to Friday, 9-5pm /Thursdays 9am-8pm / Saturday 12-5pm

Jo Dunlop, Exhibition Coordinator exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca