APRIL 2019

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Doris Biddle: Calling All Artists – Art in the Garden in Langley on a beautiful private 1/2 acre. Good access and exposure. Paintings, pottery, jewelry etc. | Event July 27-28 | Contact Doris Biddle at

Fleetwood Public Library: Call for Artists – Free display space for BC artists on an ongoing basis. 604-598-7346 |

Federation of Canadian Artists: Annual International Mail-In Art Exhibition 2019 – The rising cost of shipping restricts one’s participation in international exhibitions, exposure and competitions. The Federation of Canadian Artists has made an exhibition that significantly reduces these costs. We present an entire show of artwork delivered in envelopes. This is our international exhibition with low shipping costs and $2000 in cash prizes! | Deadline: Apr 17 |

New West Arts Council: New West Craft, Now accepting applications for winter/spring 2019 New West Craft Market. Each application is juried based on a number of criteria including the craftsmanship of your handmade products, the creativity of your brand and your social media presence. Be sure to check out the application for further details. |

Port Moody Arts Centre, in partnership with Port Moody Heritage Society: Upcycling Port Moody’s Heritage four-week exhibition. We all know the importance of recycling but for those with creative minds; “upcycling” is much more interesting! It is the process of transforming waste material and unwanted products into something useful and beautiful. Artists of all mediums are invited to employ the creativity of ‘Upcycling’ in sculpture, collage, assemblages, furniture and more to explore and showcase Port Moody’s social, industrial, and cultural heritage. | Deadline: May 1 | Exhibition: Aug 22 – Sept 19, Port Moody Arts Centre |

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) – The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. Canadian citizens are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration. Approximately 50 finalists will be selected by an independent jury from across Canada to participate in the Finalists’ Exhibition on Salt Spring Island. | Online entries closes May 31 |

South Surrey and White Rock Art Society: Call for Entry – Spring Art Show, entry deadline is Apr 14. Please be sure to read the Art Show rules. | 604-828-3276 | Contact Jess Rice at|

Surrey Art Gallery: Welcomes proposals from artists and guest curators. Your package will be acknowledged when received.

The Built World Around Us: Call for Entry – A Juried Photography Exhibit – We invite artists in the Vancouver Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to submit up to 3 photographs for judging. All photographic genres will be accepted; as monochrome, altered reality, abstract, etc. The main subject of the photo is to be derived from, or depict, a constructed man-made space that is (or was) located south of the Fraser River and north of the US Border. All skill levels to enter! | Submit to the Surrey Art Gallery Apr 9, 2 – 4pm. | 604-501-5561 | |


BC Girls Choir: Zephyra Women’s Choir – Accepting new members for a balanced 24 voice ensemble. Must be able to sight read and prepare independently for rehearsals. Rehearsals are on Mon evenings. |

Come sing with us! Peace Arch Chorus is a women’s a cappella Chorus which sings barbershop style harmony. We rehearse every Wed night at the Newton Cultural Centre, 7pm | Guests are welcome |

Dansing Tones Association: Dance classes designed for special needs kids of all abilities to develop current skills and learn new ones in a positive and fun environment. 778-877-4222 |

Handel Society of Music: Producing fine choral performances while actively promoting the artistic development of young musicians. |

Lyric Singers of Surrey: Looking for experienced singers with an interest in performing serious classical and contemporary music. |

The Maple Leaf Singers invite you to join our dynamic show chorus. With 50 years of performance behind us, 2019 launches our next 50 years, and you can be part of it! We perform a varied repertoire, including Broadway and movie musical numbers; gospel, folk, classical, and inspirational pieces; and swing, rock, and pop hits. As a registered charity, we perform over 15 times a year. Practices are Mon evenings at Burnaby Lake Pavilion. All are welcome to audition. 778-245-4445 or |

Surrey Arts Centre, 13750-88 Avenue. Get creative! Surrey Civic Theatres offers classes and day camps for children, youth, and adults. What can you register for? (Performing Arts Classes) or 604-501-5100

Surrey International Folk Dancing Society: Learn folk dances set to ethnic music from around the world in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Beginners welcome. Every Thursday, 7 – 9pm |

Westcoast Harmony Chorus: Welcoming new members at all experience levels. Rehearsals Wed 7:15 – 10:15pm | Parkland Community Church, 96 Ave & 160 St |



Alexandra Neighbourhood House: Lit Café – Bimonthly event, except summer, showcasing 4-5 local authors. Open mic follows for brief readings only. | Admission by donation. | 2916 McBride Avenue, Surrey |

Cedar Bark Poets: Community-led poetry group affiliated with Friends of The Grove meets on 2nd Sat of each month. |

LitFest New West: We have a short story competition, slam poetry reading, and award winning authors. We are showcasing wonderful New Westminster community venues, including The Gallery at Queen’s Park, Old Crow Coffee Co and River Market. | Apr 26 – 27 |

Poetic Justice Reading Series: Every Sunday (except holiday weekends and the month of December). Come early & sign up. | Open Mic. 3 – 5pm. | The Heritage Grill, Back Room, 447 Columbia St. New Westminster |

Sea to Sky Review: Online literary journal devoted to showcasing the best writing in British Columbia – specifically, in the Sea to Sky Corridor, now open for submission. |

Surrey Libraries: Teen Writers Circle – This group will encourage you to keep writing, challenge and stretch your imagination. At each meeting members will have the opportunity to share and critique each other’s writing in a positive, safe environment. | Meets on 3rd Wednesday of each month 3:45 – 4:45pm at Guildford Library |

Surrey Muse Gatherings: Each gathering features an author, poet, and a performer/artist at varying levels, followed by an open mic session. | City Centre Library, Room 418 | By Donation | 4th Fri of every month except Dec | 5:30 – 8:30pm |

White Rock & Surrey Writers’ Club: Meets on the third Wednesday of most months at the White Rock Library. Each reader has five minutes to present their work and may ask for gentle critiquing. Bring ten copies of your work to share and a beverage. | Next Meeting: Apr 17, 7-9 pm | 15342 Buena Vista Ave |


To ensure Surrey artists are aware of the many Provincial ‘Calls for Entry’ happening throughout the year, we will provide a link here to the BC Alliance for Arts & Culture ‘Calls for Artist’ page.

BC Calls For Artists