Call For Artists: 2024 Exhibitions at the Silk Purse Arts Centre

August 14, 2023 - September 14, 2023


The West Vancouver Community Arts Council invites visual artists to submit work for our 2024 Exhibition Program at the Silk Purse Arts Centre!

Submission is open to emerging & professional artists working in any medium*. We are looking for art that reflects & examines our community & the vast world beyond; that presents new ideas & thought provoking concepts; celebrates, deconstructs & recontextualizes traditional art forms & subjects; all while encouraging creativity & diversity. Our mission is to encourage & foster the Arts in our community by providing artists a unique & popular space to exhibit their work & by making art by local artists accessible to the public.

*Due to the size constraints of the gallery, we cannot accommodate large-scale installations, have limited capacity for free-standing sculpture or pottery, nor do we have the exhibition hardware for digital, video, or sound installations.

Submissions will be adjudicated by a jury comprised of professional artists & curators to select works based on the mission & criteria.

Selected artists will be scheduled for a 4 or 3 week group exhibition of 2-4 artists, determined by the Jury, at the Silk Purse Arts Centre in 2024. All selected artists will be required to become WVCAC Members.

How To Submit

1. Visit the Call For Artists site & select the ‘Register for this event’ button.

2. Complete the Submission Form which includes uploading:

  • Artwork Submission 6 hi-res images of the artwork that best represents the body of work you wish to be considered for adjudication. Name files as follows ‘Artist_Title_Media_Size’
    Accepted formats: JPG, JPEG, TIF, TIFF. Each file should be less than 20 MB.
  • Artist Bio/CV & Artist Statement Clear & concise artist statement regarding your art practice & the concept/themes of the work being considered; a short biography & up-to-date concise CV.
    Accepted formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX, ZIP. Each file should be less than 20MB.

3. Pay the $25 Submission Fee.

Submissions Open: Monday, August 14
Submissions Close: Thursday, September 14 at 4pm
Results: Artists will be notified mid October

Must not have exhibited or be scheduled to exhibit in a juried exhibition in the Silk Purse Arts Centre or Kay Meek Arts Centre in 2022, 2023 or 2024 (SPECTRUM & other themed exhibitions are exempt). Preference will be given to those who have not had an exhibition at the Ferry Building Gallery or Memorial Library in 2022 or 2023.

Exhibition Information

  • The WVCAC will produce & distribute promotional materials & a press release; & promote the exhibition via social media, newsletter, website & local listings.
  • The WVCAC will provide opportunities for public engagement ie: virtual artist talk, reception etc.
  • The WVCAC will process all sales of artwork during the exhibition & retain a 30% commission on sales.
  • Other Arts & Culture programming may take place in the gallery during the exhibition.

Submissions Deadline
September 14, 2023

August 14, 2023 - September 14, 2023
12:00 am - 4:00 pm