Fort Gallery – Open Call for Submissions

The Fort Gallery was established as an artist’s co-op in 2005 and is currently in the process of transition to become the first and only artist run centre in the Fraser Valley region. The gallery is situated on the banks of the Fraser River, in the historic town of Fort Langley, on unceded Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo and Matsqui territory. The Fort Gallery’s vision is to create a space for curiosity and conversation where visual and performing art form the heart of a vital and inquisitive community.

We are seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions and exhibitions organized by artists, independent curators or collectives for our June 2020-December 2021 programming year. Exhibitions will run 4-6 weeks. Priority will be given to artists who can suggest community engagement activities or are willing to facilitate workshops.

Proposals are invited from emerging and established artists. We welcome submissions of ideas/proposals, completed works, and works in progress.

Selected exhibitions will receive a $500 exhibition fee. For group exhibitions the fee will be split between all participating artists.

To Apply:
Submission Guidelines: June 2020-December 2021 Programming

Please attach all text in PDF format. Images should be JPEG format. Send all materials to fortgallery@hotmail.com

1. Exhibition Proposal:
Max 1 page in PDF format. Please include: name, e-mail, address, phone number of primary contact. Describe the exhibition including a title. What kind of work do you propose to exhibit? Who will be involved? Why is your project relevant to the Langley/Fort Langley communities? Do you have any special installation requirements? Do you have any suggestions for community engagement or workshops related to the exhibition? Sketches or renderings are welcome and encouraged (additional pages may be attached), especially for installation-based projects. Please refer to the floor plan. Please specify any dates June 2020-December 2021 when your work is unavailable for exhibition.

2. Artist Information:
For each artist participating please include in PDF format
a. Max 1 page CV
b. Max 100 word bio
c. Link to website

3. Images:
10-15 images in JPEG format of the work you intend to exhibit OR work that is relevant to your proposal. Please ensure that image resolution is adequate (1-2MB files). Please label files 01_FirstInitial_LastName eg. 01_J_Smith, 02_J_Smith, 03_J_Smith… 15_J_Smith
For time-based work please provide a link to online video (YouTube, Vimeo etc.) Max 5 mins

4. Image List:
Image list must be numbered corresponding to image files and include the following information:
● Artist’s name
● Title
● Medium
● Dimensions (or duration for time-based work)
● Year produced
● Description or further information (if necessary)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Name: Margaret Campbell
Contact Email: fortgallery@hotmail.com
Contact Phone: (604) 888-7411

Website: http://www.fortgallery.ca/open-call-for-submissions.html