Saturday, June 25, 2011

District of Sechelt Announces Juried Art Show and Art Acquisition Award

The District of Sechelt invites local artists to participate in the Sechelt Festival of the Art’s Juried Art Show (October 18 – 23, 2011) and Art Acquisition Award in which an artwork will be purchased for Sechelt’s public art collection. The price ceiling is $5,000. Artists must be 18 years or older and live on the lower Sunshine Coast (Earls Cove to Langdale). The award will be announced at the opening of the show at the Seaside Centre at 7 pm on October 18.

Greg Bellerby, Director of the Scott Gallery at Emily Carr University, is the show juror and will be selecting the Award. He is also a curator and teacher of curatorial and studio courses.
Artists working in mediums such as painting, paper works, printmaking, mixed media, drawing, ceramics, glass, stone, metal and sculpture are eligible to enter. Art works that exceed the value of $5,000 will be considered for the show but not for the Art Acquisition Award.

A total of five works per artist can be submitted. All works must be sent as electronic images by email to Artists may submit images beginning August 1 and submissions close on September 16 at 4 pm.

Interested applicants must read the Request for Qualifications document prior to submission. This document provides a detailed outline of the submission requirements. It can be viewed at:

For additional information, contact:
Ann Hopkins, 604‐741‐0662
Arts Culture & Heritage Advisory Committee

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