Chilliwack Visual Artists Association issues Call for Entry

CVAA is looking for artists to exhibit in their 2019/2020 shows

The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association (CVAA), a non-profit volunteer organization, has issued a Call for Entry to all visual artists in the area to submit entries for juried exhibitions to be held in Chilliwack during the next two years.

Mary Main, who’s a volunteer with the CVAA, says it’s important to get as many entries as possible because without artwork, the gallery walls would remain blank.

“The Gallery is important because it’s a way to bring artwork to the community at a community centre,” Main said. “And we want the public to learn about art, and bring as much of it into the community as we can.”

To enter, interested artists are encouraged to visit the CVAAS website, download the necessary paperwork, and submit their application, including a memory stick or 5×7” photographs of recent art work in any medium.

RELATED: CVAA puts out call for entry for 2017/18 shows

Submissions must be received no later than Aug. 30, 2018 for considerations in the 2019/20 exhibition years. An exhibition must comprise 30 or more pieces of averaged-sized artwork. Exhibitions may be composed of solo artists, partners, or as a group.

A committee will adjudicate all submissions, and those accepted will be contracted to show their work in O’Connor Group Art Gallery, which is located in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Because of its location, and the amount of traffic that flows through the Cultural Centre each year, being included in the O’Connor Gallery does provide artists with additional exposure, which they may not have a chance to achieve otherwise.

“The Fraser Valley has a lot of great artists,” adds Main. “And this is a very good place for them to showplace their work because if nobody ever sees it, it has no artistic value: like a book that never got read.”


@SarahGawdin
Sarah.Gawdin@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

Chilliwack River Road just north of Promontory will see partial road closure

The northbound lane of Chilliwack River Road will be closed Sept. 29 and Sept. 30

COVID-19 cases at Chilliwack schools will be communicated via Fraser Health

Leaked internal memo causes confusion among parents and others worried about potential exposure

Sardis Neighbourhood Plan is ready in draft form for feedback

Survey online until Oct. 9 will take comments from the public on how Sardis will grow

Fall outdoor burning season cancelled in Chilliwack

Council decided to cancel outdoor burning because of pandemic air quality concerns

B.C.’s top doctor encourages Halloween costumes to include masks

Dr. Bonnie Henry will soon be releasing guidelines on how to safely trick-or-treat this Halloween

B.C. nurses report rise in depression, anxiety, exhaustion due to pandemic

A new UBC study looks into how the COVID-19 response has impacted frontline nurses

Horgan frustrated as Transport Canada mandate for BC Ferry riders returns

Transport Canada reinstates rule that bans passengers from lower decks

Racist, homophobic graffiti prominent in downtown Maple Ridge

City councillors up late removing hateful message

Reincarnation, baby! Music-making B.C. couple celebrate ‘miracle’ pregnancy

‘I (said) to Adam, ‘I really think this is your brother reincarnated,’ Elise Estrada says

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Survey finds doctors worry supplies of flu vaccine, PPE will lag demand

Canadian health officials have said additional flu vaccines have been ordered to meet expected demand

Search suspended for Indigenous elder last seen mushroom picking in northwest B.C.

Mushroom picker Thomas (Tommy) Dennis has been missing since Sept. 16

Most Read