At the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW), we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all Coast Salish Nations.
The Arts Council of New Westminster aims to have exhibitions that feature a variety of visual arts by a wide range of artists from the Metro Vancouver region. The exhibition program aims to reflect both the cultural and artistic diversity of contemporary art and serve as an educational forum for New Westminster and surrounding communities. This program is open to applications from both established and emerging artists.
The Arts Council wishes to highlight the diversity of our community, and in order to break down any exclusionary barriers and create a platform for marginalized voices, artists on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, non-binary artists, artists of colour, Indigenous artists, and disabled artists, are strongly encouraged to submit. Please indicate in your submission, if you identify as any of the above.
Submissions are open May 1st – July 15th, 2023.
The ACNW operates a picturesque gallery in the Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park, known as The Gallery at Queen’s Park. The ACNW also curates and coordinates the Community Art Gallery within the Anvil Center, in downtown New Westminster. This call to artists is inclusive of both gallery spaces.
The primary differences between the two locations are:
|Gallery at Queen’s Park
|Anvil Center Community Art Gallery
|– Monthly exhibits
|– Exhibits run for 2 months
|– 2D & 3D art
|– 2D art only
|– Individual artists (unless it is a group show including 3D artworks)
|– Groups of 2 or more (*does not have to be a formal group, it can be a partnership with other artists)
Below/attached you’ll find more information about the two gallery spaces and details for the submission requirements of both.
For more information, please phone: 604-525-3244, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .