Submissions to Present Tense Members’ Exhibition 2023
Our popular annual GPAG members’ exhibition runs November 30th – December 23. We hope you will join us! Submissions in any medium (one work per member) will be accepted for the Main Gallery and Eve Smart Gallery, November 23 – 26th from 11am – 4pm. Please read the submission guidelines carefully and fill out an entry form (available online or at the Gallery). If you need to renew your membership (only $20) or join the Gallery, you may do so online or in person Thursdays – Mondays, 11am – 4pm.
PLUS Tiny Art Component
During GPAG’s Present Tense Members’ Exhibition, members may also submit tiny artworks to the Tiny Members’ Exhibition in the library lounge. If a member submits artwork to the Tiny Members’ Exhibition they may still make a submission to Present Tense. Members may submit up to four pieces of Tiny Art to the Tiny Members’ Exhibition. Artworks may be 2D or 3D and in any medium, they must be under 6” x 6”, and they must be ready to hang or display. Please use this entry form for your tiny artworks.
Call for a Youth/Student Curator for Shout Out 2024
We are seeking an enthusiastic high school student who resides on the Sunshine Coast to help organize and promote our annual youth arts exhibition, SHOUT OUT! March 14 – 31, 2024. The commitment begins in mid-January and runs to March 31, 2024. An honorarium for the successful candidate will be provided. The youth curator should have an interest in the local arts scene and be keen to explore what it means to be a professional artist and curator. To read about last year’s exhibition, curated by Athena Qureshi, click here. If you’re interested in this position, please review the job description and send an email to email@example.com to tell us why!
Call to Artists/Curators for Submissions to the Main Gallery and Eve Smart Gallery in 2024/2025
General submissions for exhibitions at GPAG in 2024 are now closed. The deadline to submit was March 31, 2023. Submissions for 2025 will open in January 2024. Before you consider submitting a proposal, please review Gibsons Public Art Gallery’s Exhibition Policy and 2024 Submission Guidelines and Form. View a sample Artist-Gallery Contract. Please note: we do not accept submissions via email. Thank you.
Gallery Floor Plan
For Artists: View Gallery’s Floor Plan.
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
2023 Tiny Art Gallery – Guidelines
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.