CALLS for ARTISTS

DECEMBER 2020


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Visual


THE ACS GALLERY is open….
and there are still a few coveted exhibition opportunities left – apply today!


Artist Call: Cloverdale Field House Creative Vinyl Window Wrap

Deadline to Apply: Monday, January 4, 2021, at 4pm
Award for the Selected Final Design: $2500

Concept proposals are requested for a creative Vinyl Window Wrap on the Cloverdale Fieldhouse in Surrey. This call is open to all visual artists and designers currently living in British Columbia. Students of fine art, design and architecture schools are encouraged to apply.

Public art staff have developed an easy application process and will supply technical support and guidance throughout the project. Please download your proposal application, complete it and submit to publicart@surrey.ca by Monday, January 4, 2021, at 4pm.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Access Details here

Artist Call: Wall & Gate Design for Chimney Heights Park Washroom (CALL image)

Deadline to Apply: Monday, January 4, 2021, at 4pm
Award for the Selected Final Design: $2500

Concept proposals are requested for City of Surrey’s creative wall and gate design for Chimney Heights Park washroom. This call is open to all visual artists and designers currently living in British Columbia. Students of fine art, design and architecture schools are encouraged to apply.

Public art staff have developed an easy application process and will supply technical support and guidance throughout the project. Please download your proposal application, complete it and submit to publicart@surrey.ca by Monday, January 4, 2021, at 4pm.

CALL FOR ARTIST: Call details access here

Abbotsford Arts Council: Artist in Residence – Accepting applications from local artists on an ongoing bases for our Artist in Residence Program, a self-directed program offering opportunities for artists to work in the secondary space of the Kariton Art Gallery | abbotsfordscouncil.com

Art Vancouver International Art Fair: Applications invited to exhibit paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and glass/wood. No tapestries or arts and crafts. Further details: artvanoucver.net

City of Surrey Archives: Covid-19 Collection Call! Help Tell Surrey’s Story. We’re looking for your help to keep Surrey’s history alive through historical donations. If you have items to donate, please contact Archivist |604-502-6458 | archives@surrey.ca

Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society: Photographers, painters, and multimedia artists find inspiration in Darts Hill Garden Park in all seasons of the year. We are pleased to support an Artist in Residence during Garden Open Days in 2021. Further details: dartshill.ca/visit-the-garden | Scroll down to bottom of page for application| info@dartshill.ca

Federation of Canadian Artists: Artists’ Choice – Sculpture Intake – Artists can submit artwork of any subject or style in any FCA supported media for the chance to win cash prizes and an exhibition feature. This exhibition is also an open call to sculptors. Artists submitting sculpture will be eligible to win a cash prize | Submission Deadline: Dec 17 | Federation Gallery 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver | artists.ca

Langley Arts Council (LAC): Call to the Fraser Valley, “Young Artists”. We want to give the Grads of 2020 an opportunity to showcase their final art projects in a professional gallery setting. Students who graduated from middle school, high school, and post-secondary school are all welcome to apply. All submissions must be wired and ready to hang. Limit 3 submissions per application. Deadline: Dec 3| galleries@langleyarts.ca or call 604-534-0781 | langleyarts.ca

Mind and Matter Gallery: Call for Artists – Artists are invited to submit their creations to be a part of the rotating monthly displays. To apply provide a biography as well as a few photos of the art to be displayed. | 604-536-6460 | mary@mindandmatterart.com

Opus Art Supplies: Creative Endeavour – A virtual gallery. How to take part: Follow opus on Instagram @opusartsupplies, take a photograph of your creative endeavour! Post it on Instagram with the hashtag: #opuscreativeendeavour. View all the amazing pieces people submitted both on Opus’s Instagram page and on the website | If you don’t use Instagram please check out the website for further details on how to submit your Creative Endeavour.| opusartsupplies.com

Port Moody Arts Centre: The gallery accepts exhibition proposals year-round, from groups and individuals in all media and subject matter. Proposals are reviewed twice per year by the Port Moody Arts Centre Gallery Committee. For further details: pomoarts.ca | 604-931-2008

Surrey Art Gallery: Welcomes proposals from artists and guest curators. Your package will be acknowledged when received. Check the gallery website for limited hours of operation| surrey.ca/artgallery

Youth Arts Council of Surrey: Anonymous Art Show & Sale – All youth in the Lower Mainland aged 13-21 are welcomed to submit up to 3 artworks for this online exhibition. Only accepting 2D artwork (paintings, drawings, fibre art, photography, print media, digital, and mixed media) 10″ x 10″ in size. All artwork sells for $100, half going to YACOS and half going to the artist | No entry fees. | Deadline: Jan 5 | Exhibition: Jan 15 – 31 | info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca


PERFORMANCE

Come sing with us! Peace Arch Chorus is a women’s a cappella Chorus which sings barbershop style harmony. | peacearchsings.com

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 | facebook.com/dansingtones

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

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

Place des Arts: Now offering online opportunities in the arts. New live classes and video series in visual and performing arts for you to experience from home. | 604-664-1636 | info@placedesarts.ca | placedesarts.ca

The Maple Leaf Singers: Do you love to sing? The Maple Leaf Singers invite you to join our dynamic show chorus. We perform a varied repertoire, including Broadway and movie musical numbers; gospel, folk, classical, and inspirational pieces; and swing, rock, and pop hits. Practices run 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Monday evenings at Burnaby Lake Pavilion.
All are welcome to audition. | 778-245-4445 or joinus@mapleleafsingers.com | mapleleafsingers.com

Sudnya Dance Academy: Learn to dance the vibrant rhythms, full of grace and expression in Bharata Natyam-Classical Dance of India. | All skill levels and ages 3+ are welcome to join | Newton Culture Centre | sudnyadanceacademy@gmail.com

Surrey International Folk Dancing Society: Hop on Zoom and join the fun with weekly dancers. Time for socializing and for dancing! Tune in as early as 6:30pm and dancing starts at 7pm. Go to their website to learn the next session date. | surreyfolkdance.org

Surrey Little Theatre: Please note, our 2020/2021 season is currently on hold. More information will be posted when available. | surreylittletheatre.com

Westcoast Harmony Chorus: Welcoming new members at all experience levels. | Rehearsals over Zoom, guests are welcome and encouraged to participate! You will get paired with one of their leaders so they can find the best spot for you in the Chorus. Contact them to learn how to join | westcoastsings.com

LITERARY

Canadian Authors: Metro Vancouver hosts monthly meetings on Zoom. Weds Jan 20, 4 – 5pm bestselling mystery writer Iona Whishaw presents “The book only you can write.” For registration details, contact Carol Tulpar, ctulpar@gmail.com

Cedar Bark Poets: Community-led poetry group affiliated with Friends of The Grove. Currently we are on a hiatus due Covid-19. Normally we meet at Newton Recreation Centre | cedarbark@friendsofthegrove.ca

Open Mic Night at 100 Braid St Studios: Check website for updates |First Monday of the month | 7 – 10pm | 100 Braid St Studios, New Westminster | 100braidststudios.com

Poetic Justice Reading Series: Every Sun (except holiday weekends and the month of Dec). Come early & sign up. | Open Mic. 3 – 5pm. | The Heritage Grill, Back Room, 447 Columbia St. New Westminster |Email poeticjusticepnw@gmail.com for current updates

Sea to Sky Review: Online literary journal devoted to showcasing the best writing in British Columbia. We are a literary journal featuring poetry and prose. We also welcome interviews and reviews, artwork and photography | Seatoskyreview.ca

Surrey Libraries: Now Open! Masks required. Ask about the Family History and Genealogy departments. surreylibraries.ca

Surrey Muse Gatherings: Check website for current updates due to the pandemic. 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 | surreymuse.wordpress.com

White Rock & Surrey Writers’ Club: We’re on Zoom for all regularly scheduled monthly meetings until further notice. New members always welcome. If interested in joining there is a membership fee. For more info please email wrandswc@gmail.com or call 604-721-8797

Write On: Join the ‘Write On’ Club and enjoy constructive critiques, readings and writing support. New members are welcome.| Ocean Park Branch 12854 17 Ave, Surrey | 604-502-6449| surreylibraries.ca

Zero to 360: This long-running Open Mic Series meets the 2nd Thursday of most months (not Dec, Jul or Aug) at Turnbull Gallery. Any genre, but all readers are limited to 6 minutes (360 seconds). | Sign-up at 7pm, readings at 7:30pm | South Surrey Arts & Rec Centre, 14601-20th Ave


ON-GOING


BC ALLIANCE FOR ARTS & CULTURE: Calls

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