Call to Artists: Present Tense Members’ Exhibition: December, 2022

Our popular members exhibition and fundraiser is coming soon! We invite all gallery members to show and sell their work in the Gallery, December 8 – 23, 2022. Admission is free. Drop off is December 1 – 4 from 11am – 4pm. For more details see the Present Tense guidelines and application form.

Note: As an additional option, there will also be a special members’ wall in the new Library Lounge for Tiny Art Gallery submissions; For size specifications see the Tiny Art Gallery guidelines below. Members may submit up to two tiny art gallery submissions for sale during Present Tense at a flat rate of $25 each (with 30% commission to the Gallery). For more details please contact Tiny Art Gallery Curator, Ellen Heale by email . Print the Member’s Only Tiny Art Gallery submission form to bring with your work(s).

We’re holding space for Black History Month. This salon-style exhibition is an opportunity for conversation and connection, to be held in GPAG’s new Library Lounge (formerly the Boardroom). Curated by our local Black History Collective, proposals are invited from visual artists of African descent and will be accepted from October 15  – November 30, 2022.

To apply, email a one-page artist’s statement, your CV and up to five samples of your work (.jpg files no larger than 1MB please) to

As the exhibition space is compact (20 linear feet x 7 linear feet; see “Boardroom” on map below), you do not need a large body of work in order to apply; we may also group artists together, depending on the nature of the proposals.

Selected artists will be notified by December 20, 2022. In addition to visual arts in the lounge, we will feature Black History films, youth art, books and live poetry during the month of February. For more information please email or We hope you will join us!

General submissions for 2023 are now closed. Submissions will be open for exhibitions in 2024 in January 2023. Before you consider submitting, please view Gibsons Public Art Gallery’s Curatorial Mandate & Exhibition Policy, plus our Artist Submission Guidelines and Form. View a sample Artist-Gallery Contract.

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 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.

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

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