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.”


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