Place des Arts – 2020/2021 Exhibition Season

Deadline: November 15

Place des Arts is seeking artists to exhibit in our three public exhibition spaces: the Atrium, the Leonore Peyton Salon (LPS) and the Mezzanine during our 2020-2021 exhibition season. Exhibitions at Place des Arts change monthly and provide exposure for local artists.

Artists meeting the below criteria are eligible to exhibit and sell their work:

Local emerging artists*: an artist or group of artists living in the Lower Mainland and not represented by a professional gallery, has a small history of presentation, is looking for support and resources to build their practice and is committed to devoting more time to artistic activity

Local community art groups*: a non-profit society registered with the province of British Columbia or an association that provides regular opportunities and resources for artists to develop their skills and techniques

*Current exhibiting artists at Place des Arts are not eligible to apply for the 2020/2021 exhibition season (i.e., artists who are scheduled to exhibit at Place des Arts between September 2019 – May 2020).

Place des Arts welcomes submissions in two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums including fibre arts, sculpture, ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, digital art, mixed media and drawing.
All artwork(s) must:

Be unique and original and made by the artist(s)

Be created within the past two (2) years (i.e., dated 2017 or later)

Not have been previously exhibited at Place des Arts

Be ready to hang and/or display

All submissions will be reviewed and juried by Place des Arts’ Exhibition Committee comprised of a Place des Arts staff member, a Place des Arts board member and two (2) arts specialists. The Exhibition Committee juries eligible submissions against the following criteria:

Quality of each artwork (i.e., composition and technical execution)

Cohesiveness of proposed exhibition concept/theme

Originality of each artwork and of the proposed exhibition concept/theme (i.e., subject matter, materials, technique)

Artist(s) demonstrate(s) potential in artistic ability and interest in developing as an artist

Content/subject matter is appropriate and relevant for a public space and all audiences

All artists will be notified of the status of their application by January 2020; all decisions of the jury are final.


If accepted, Place des Arts will issue an exhibition contract to be signed and returned by the artist(s) and a meeting will be scheduled with Place des Arts’ Exhibition Programmer thereafter

Place des Arts has the sole discretion to reject any artwork(s) at any time prior to or during the exhibition

If accepted, the artworks may be available for sale

Place des Arts will retain 30% of the retail price of any artwork(s) sold during the exhibition and with thirty (30) days of the exhibition end date

Artists interested in this opportunity must submit the items below by the application deadline:

Completed application form (page 3 and 4)

Artist’s CV or résumé including exhibition history and education and a short artist biography summarizing your artistic experience

A minimum of 5 to a maximum of 10 digital images of the artwork the artist proposes to exhibit submitted via e-mail, USB stick or file sharing program. Each image must be:

High resolution (JPGs or TIFFs at 300dpi, no smaller than 5” x 7”)

Named and numbered using the following naming convention:
Artist last name_ Title of work.jpg (eg: Chan_Red Squares.jpg)

Please do not send original artwork

Artworks submitted should be representative of your proposed exhibition

A list identifying all artworks the artist proposes to exhibit including title, medium, date and dimensions; if artworks are still in progress, please indicate the number of works you expect to exhibit, medium(s) and approximate dimensions

View the complete guidelines and download the application form at under Call for Artists, or pick up a hard copy at the registration desk.

Application packages may be submitted by email, mail or in person at Place des Arts:

Attn: Kim Correia, Fine & Performing Arts & Exhibitions Programmer
Place des Arts
1120 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2
604-664-1636 ext. 32

Contact Name: Kim Correia
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 664-1636