Our popular annual members’ exhibition Present Tense, previously held in December, will be held June 27th – July 28th in 2024. All GPAG members are invited to submit one piece of artwork in any medium or theme* for display in Present Tense. The purpose of this exhibition is to celebrate the recent creative work of our GPAG members, to fundraise for local artists, and to support our work as a public art gallery. This year we have moved the exhibition to our busiest season in order to generate more exposure and sales opportunities for participating artists. We are also partnering with the Coast Cultural Alliance’s Purple Banner program to highlight artists with open studios. Drop off works for Present Tense June 20th – 23rd, 11am – 4pm. Artworks in any medium may be submitted, with a NEW maximum size limit of 16” x 20” (or similar for 3D artworks). Please see our guidelines for more details. Then apply directly online or print the entry form (forms are also available at GPAG). Questions may be directed to us via email at info@gpag.ca. GPAG membership or renewal is available online on in person. *Please note: Gibsons Oceanfest in July has recently been cancelled; however we continue to warmly welcome artwork with ocean themes (optional).

During Present Tense in the Main Gallery and Eve Smart Gallery, we will once again be hosting a Members’ Tiny Exhibition in Joe’s Lounge! All GPAG members may submit up to six pieces of artwork to the Members’ Tiny Exhibition. Artworks can be in any medium but they must be under 6in x 6in (5in x 7in is also acceptable), ready to hang or display, and they must be priced at $35. GPAG members may make submissions to both the Present Tense Members’ Exhibition and to the Members’ Tiny Exhibition. Drop off your Members’ Tiny Exhibition artworks June 20th – 23rd, 11am – 4pm. Please make sure to read the entry form carefully and to label your artworks. You may apply directly online or print the entry form (application forms are also available at GPAG).

General submissions for exhibitions at GPAG in 2025 are now closed. The deadline to submit was March 31, 2024. For reference only you may refer to: Gibsons Public Art Gallery’s Exhibition Policy and 2025 Submission Guidelines and Form. View a sample Artist-Gallery Contract. Please note: we do not accept submissions via email. Thank you.

Joe’s Lounge (formerly, the GPAG boardroom) is our newest exhibition space, named after GPAG benefactor, the late Joe Peters of Gibsons. The vision of Joe’s Lounge is to provide a salon-style exhibition space for members of Gibsons Public Art Gallery. It’s the perfect space for emerging artists or those with a smaller body of work. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis and an honorarium will be offered to each artist. Artists working in all mediums may apply. Please note: due to the number of applications received, exhibitions are now closed for 2024. If you are interested in applying for an exhibition in 2025 you can check out the space in person and/or submission guidelines online. We will announce shortly when applications are open for 2025.

The inaugural season of shows in Joe’s Lounge is generously sponsored by Russ Qureshi and Jon McRae of Coast Lifestyles Network Realty.

Learn more about Joe Peters here.

For Artists: View Gallery’s Floor Plan.

Approximately:
139 linear feet on permanent walls
3 optional movable triangular towers 2-3 feet on each side
1 optional movable wall approx 4 feet by 7 feet
3020 square feet

We encourage local and visiting artists of all abilities to contribute and donate to the tiny art gallery. This is a free exchange (similar to a tiny library); you bring in a piece of art and exchange it for one of your choosing. Pieces are not juried, but are selected for display at the discretion of the Gallery. Donations of tiny artworks (without exchanging) are also welcome.

The size is limited to six inches by six inches maximum and can be either 2D or 3D. Please ensure 2D work is ready to hang.

The Tiny Art Gallery is located in the front west window of the Gibsons Public Art Gallery and will be open for exchange during gallery hours and visible 24/7. Drop by and have a look. Take photos and share on social media (tag #gpagart).

In addition, we will be featuring a ‘tiny’ artist exhibit each month (for four weeks duration) in a side window. To be featured, artists should apply to info@gpag.ca with your name, contact information (including email) and information about your artwork (type, size, genre). Artists do not need to be GPAG members, although membership in our gallery is a wonderful opportunity and is strongly encouraged. Applications to be a featured ‘tiny’ artist will be on a first come, first served basis. The size limitations for pieces apply and there is room for three to five pieces of art. These art pieces will be available for sale, if the artist so wishes. We also strongly encourage the featured artist to donate a piece to the Tiny Art Gallery for free exchange. Note: featured artists and work may be identified in gallery promotional materials.

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