amloops Arts Council

Annual Art Exposed Exhibition – Friday, March 8th to Saturday, March 16th, 2024

Please READ THOROUGHLY before you make submission. 


– Artists are invited to enter up to TWO ORIGINAL artworks, appropriately mounted or framed for exhibition, in either Established, Emerging, or Youth Artists category. Art may be in any medium, for example: painting, drawing, hand print-making, digital print-making, photography, fibre arts, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media.

<Submission Fee>
– Members: $25 for the first piece, $15 for the second piece (youth first piece $10, and second piece $15)
– Non-members: $35 for the first piece, $25 for the second piece (youth first piece $15, and second piece $20)

SIZE RESTRICTIONS – 4 feet wide or under INCLUDING the frame (if it’s framed)
Any artwork between 4 and 6 feet wide/long will be considered in an ‘over size’ category and will require an additional fee of $10.  NO Artwork over 6 feet wide/long is accepted. Sculptural pieces must not have a base over 4 feet by 4 feet or weigh over 50 pounds.

VOLUNTEERING: Many hands make light work; this exhibition would not be possible without you! Participating artists are required to sign up for volunteer. 

Deadline: February 15th, 2024 at midnight

SALES – All sales will be processed through KAC. A commission of 20% will be charged to KAC members, and 40% will be charged to non-members. Works not for sale must be marked NFS on the submission form. All works MUST remain on display until the end of the show. Visa and MC will be made available for buyers. All artwork for sale will be listed in our online shop on the KAC website. Cheques will be paid to the artists within 2 months following the closing of the show.

* Please inform us if the frame is not included in the price.


– Is it ORIGINAL? Artwork that is a direct copy of another artist’s work and prints of the original paitnings are not permitted.

– Is it FINISHED? Only finished artworks are accepted. The surface must be completely dry.

– 2D artwork must be framed in a professional manner, unless it is not appropriate to do so. Framing is optional.

– A wire hanging system is required for 2D. D-rings with plastic wrapped hanging wired must be installed at the back of the piece. Pieces that do not meet KAC’s hanging requirement will NOT be accepted.

– Artwork must have been completed in the past 18 months. Artwork that has been previously exhibited at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre will NOT be accepted.

– Any artwork that requires difficult or delicate installation instructions (such as sculpture or stained glass) must be installed by the artist. If pieces require specific hardware, installation instructions, or a special display unit, they must accompany the piece. Sculpture should be mounted on a suitable base, if required.

INTAKE/ARTWORK DROP OFF – Thursday, Feb. 22th to Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th (1-4pm), and Tuesday, Feb. 27th
This will be done by appointment – Sign up here.

1. All submissions are FINAL. Change of titles, prices, bio/statement are NOT ACCEPTED except spelling mistakes. Makes sure all information is correct.

2. Artwork drop-off by appointment 15 min per person. Please be on time.

3. All artwork must meet KAC hanging standards – D-rings with plastic wrapped hanging wire securely attached to the back of the artwork. Pieces that do not meet KAC’s hanging requirement will NOT be accepted.

4. All artwork must have an artist ID tag filled with information at the back. (Either in a zip-lock attached with a pin to the wire or directly attached with tape.)

5. Artist must initial the intake spreadsheet, checking spelling and information is accurate (no changes of price/title allowed – only obvious name/spelling mistakes) CORRECTIONS – NOTE corrections on the spreadsheet then make a note on a post it – attach the post-it to the artwork place artwork in a separate location from the rest of the intake artwork. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY AND BE SPECIFIC.

6. Find your Title Card, Artist Biography and Artist Statement – place in ziplock bag with corresponding artwork – volunteer will place artwork in one of the galleries.

VOLUNTEERING: Many hands make light work; this exhibition would not be possible without you! Participating artists are required to sign up for volunteer. Sign up Here.

Painting & prep – TBA
Painting wallboards and plinths (stands for displaying sculpture and 3D items), placing wallboards in the gallery and more.

Fact Checking – Making sure all information is correct; title cards matches the art works; the information on title cards are correct, information is correct on the online shop, etc….

Installation – March 1 – 2, March 4 – 6
Hanging artwork in any of our galleries and the upstairs courtroom. These are two-hour shifts working in pair.

Opening Reception & Award CeremonyMarch 8th, 5pm – 7:30pm, Award Ceremony at 6:30pm
General public, sponsors, the participating artists and their friends or family members will be attended. Assists KAC staff to run the reception.

Reception / Gallery sit – Welcoming and counting visitors during the duration of the show.

Strike / Artwork pick up – March 16th ( 4-5pm), March 19th – 23rd (10am – 4pm). Signing out artists when they pick up art pieces. All unclaimed artwork will become the property of the Kamloops Arts Council.

  • Note: If you do not see any emails from the KAC in your inbox, please check your junk folder.
  • Jurying is only to determine winners of each category. 
  • Click HERE to see The difference between an artist statement and bio. 



Submission Form 

This form is currently closed for submissions.

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