Art In Public Spaces – Kamloops Library

Submissions are now open for AIPS – Kamloops Library! 2D artworks with various mediums will be showcased in the Kamloops Library Downtown and Northshore locations between May 2024 and August 2024.

Please note that all submitted pieces will be subject to a jurying process and your submission does not guarantee acceptance to the exhibit.

PLEASE READ THE DIRECTION AND CRITERIA CAREFULLY. 

The Kamloops Arts Council is looking to start a new rotation with various sizes of Small/Medium/Large pieces. Due to this being a public building, we are asking for artwork appropriate for all ages and demographics. Please note that all submissions are subject to a jurying process.

We will be accepting the following themes:

  • Landscapes
  • Bright colours
  • Calming subject matters
  • Animals
  • Portraiture.

Artists can submit up to 3 pieces with the following information.

  1. Title
  2. Size
  3. Price (if it’s for sale) if not then please label NFS.
  4. Artist Bio and Statement about the pieces.
  5. Images of art pieces

<Important Dates>

Submission due: Saturday, May 4th, 2024 at midnight.

Intake/Install: May 14 (Northshore) and May 15 (Downtown)

Artists will be notified via email by May 8th if their pieces are selected. 

< Criteria>

  1. Artists must be current KAC members.
  2. All submitted works should be 2-dimensional in nature. Artists can submit one application/person with up to 3 pieces.
  3. Selected pieces must have a proper hanging system; plastic wrapped hanging wire with d-rings attached at the back.
  4. Works that are for sale will be available for purchase through our KAC office or online shop of the KAC website. (kamloopsarts.ca). Any sales will be split with 70% proceeds going to the artist and 30% commission to KAC.

If you are not a KAC member, you can obtain one here >> Become a Member – Kamloops Arts Council

If you have any questions, please contact 250-372-7323

This form is currently closed for submissions.

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Kamloops, BC V2C 1E4

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Tuesday to Saturday,

10am - 12pm & 1 - 4pm

The Kamloops Arts Council office and KAC Main Gallery are located in the city-owned Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at 7 Seymour Street West. We share this wonderful century-old building with the Courthouse Gallery Cooperative and Theatre BC (Mainstage).

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Please note: Kamloops Arts Council does not handle bookings for rentals of the Old Courthouse.  For information on rentals, please contact City of Kamloops Arts, Facility Booking, at [email protected] or (250) 828-3707.

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We acknowledge the financial support of our Core Supporters: The City of Kamloops and BC Arts Council