SMALL//works 2020

Kamloops Arts Council members are invited to be a part of this year’s SMALL//works Show, a fabulous opportunity to show your work and support KAC! This exhibition is comprised of small, one of a kind, original artworks by area artists available for sale for under $300. The goal is to fill the KAC gallery spaces and other high profile display areas with a ton of small affordable, original artwork, during the pre-Christmas season. Please bring us your fresh, smaller pieces to be part of this exciting show.

All proceeds from the sale go to the artists and to support the KAC (sales are shared 50% to the artist and 50% to KAC). Payment cheques for sold work will be issued within 30 days of the end of the exhibit.

The show opens at the Old Courthouse on Friday November 20th and continues until Saturday December 19th (pick up of unsold artwork will be during the first week in January. Any artwork not picked up by January 16 th , 2021 will become the property of the Kamloops Arts Council). You will be required to volunteer lending a hand in making this event possible. We will need extra help with art drop off, installation, the opening reception as well as greeting and counting visitors for the duration of the show.

You may submit up to 10 works of art for this intake each under 200” sq. including the frame. We have space for both 2D and 3D artwork this year. Jewellery or extremely fragile items will be displayed under plexi display cases for security.

Artwork must be priced under $300. Be aware we require an image of each piece submitted cropped with no background (unless it is a 3D item, in this case please photograph with a plain black or white background).

To enter small works fill out the submission form below.

DEADLINE Sunday November 1, 2020.

If you have questions please contact Leah at


INTAKE / ARTWORK DROP OFF – Friday November 6 and Saturday November 7. This will be done by appointment – click HERE to book your time. Please click HERE to volunteer. Volunteers will help artists check in artwork making sure all intake criteria is met.

1. Artwork drop-off by appointment 15 min per person. Please be on time.
2. All artwork must meet KAC hanging standards – wire securely attached to the back of the artwork
3. All artwork must have an artist ID tag in a zip-lock attached with a pin to the wire at the back
4. ID tag must be fully filled out – volunteer/staff will add the assigned number to each piece submitted (find this on the intake spreadsheet)
5. Artist must initial the intake spreadsheet, checking spelling and information is accurate (no changes allowed – only corrections / spelling errors or obvious 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. Fill out your title cards using our title card template. Print on white cardstock, trim and place each one with its corresponding piece of artwork. YOU MUST USE OUR TEMPLATE to create your title cards for cohesiveness of
the exhibition. If you do not have access to a printer email your filled out title card template to we will print them for you but you will need to pick them up and have them trimmed and packaged with your artwork to bring to intake. Number of art piece should be added at intake (find this on the intake spreadsheet)

INSTALLATION – November 16 – 18. Volunteers will be hanging artwork at the Old Courthouse in the KAC Galleries.
VIP and OPENING RECEPTIONS – November 20 and 21. Volunteers will be helping with set up, clean up as well as welcoming and counting visitors (to keep within the health guidelines, reminding visitors to sanitize upon entering).
HOST / HOSTESS (Gallery Sit) – Welcoming and counting visitors during the duration of the show.
STRIKE / ARTWORK PICK UP – January 5 – 9. Volunteers will be helping artists to find and sign out their artwork.

Sign up HERE to volunteer.
Remember to check the tabs at the bottom of the sign up sheet for all options.

The following are for reference only. A word document for SMALL//works Artist ID Tags and SMALL//works Title Cards will be emailed to you upon submission.

Submission Form

Small//WORKS Submission Form
Address *
Are you a member of the KAC? *
You must be a member of the KAC to participate in Small//WORKS.
Join here
Is your artist biography updated on the KAC artist directory? *
Update here

Artwork submissions. Maximum 10 pieces. Size limit - maximum 200 sq. inches each including frame. Price limit - maximum $300

File Upload *
Maximum upload size: 8.39MB
Please include images of the artwork you would like to submit. Please label each image with ARTIST NAME / TITLE / MEDIUM / SIZE / PRICE. Please submit images cropped with no background, showing image only.

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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 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