Call for Artists
The New West Hospice Society (NWHS) and the Century House Association (CHA) will present an art exhibition on the theme of: “A Visual Arts Dialogue on Death and Dying/Grief and Loss” on:
October 21 to November 20, 2023 at Century House, New Westminster.
Artists must be from New Westminster or nearby area.
Each artist may submit up to three pieces.
On-line images must be submitted by October 6
Digital photos should be: 1024 x 768, resolution 150 ppi up to 300 ppi. File format: jpeg
Entry photo must be labeled with artist name, title of piece, size in cms.
Jurying will be done on October 13.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by email or telephone.
Accepted pieces need to arrive at Century House by October 19, clearly signed/identified with the artist’s name. Wrap/protect the art with heavy paper or bubble wrap which can be labelled and reused to return the art. If the piece does not live up to the online image, it may not be used in the show.
Works must be ready to hang, complete with hanging wire.
Works may be for sale, price to be set by the artist or Not for Sale (NSF).
Labels will be provided with the artist’s name, title of the piece, medium and price or NSF.
Organizers of will take a 30% commission on sales.
Two-dimensional works may be in any medium, any size up to 50 cm x 50 cm (20 inches x 20 inches).
Please adhere to the theme as outlined in the exhibition title: A Visual Arts Dialogue on Death and Dying/Grief and Loss. This is a part of life that we may not be used to exploring or presenting in public. Death and dying have been taboo, hushed, private. This statement will be placed with each piece to facilitate dialogue even when the artist is not present. What is the artist trying to communicate? (Intention). An Artist Statement must accompany each entry. Use up to 250 words to provide background for the creation. Describe the emotions, ideas and symbolism, if any. Work will be evaluated as to adherence to the theme, technical skill, and artistic merit.
There will be a gala opening Saturday October 21st from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. A “Dialogue” about the art will occur at 2:00 with any artists present. They will get an opportunity to talk about their reason for making this art.
Unsold art must be picked up by Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org