The Exhibition Opening will be on Thursday, July 25 from 7 – 9pm.
Established in 1969, the North Vancouver Community Arts Council (North Van Arts) has been a vital platform for arts and culture in North Vancouver and the North Shore for 50 years. The work in this exhibition should reflect upon the history of North Vancouver and how the arts have played a vital role in building our community.
We are looking for artists working in all mediums who are connected to North Vancouver in some way, and who will consider the past 50 years, and create work that contextualizes artistic practices, artists, landmark moments, events, environmental transitions, people, and places that have affected our community within these five decades.
For this exhibition, we have partnered with the North Vancouver Museum and Archives (NVMA) to help inform the context of this exhibition as well as the role of arts and culture in North Vancouver. The NVMA welcomes the public to the Archives, located at the Community History Centre in Lynn Valley and encourages artists to visit their online Archives database prior to the submission deadline to help inform their proposed work/ideas. Additionally, the Archives’ staff are available to assist artists with on-site research during public open hours (Thursday & Fridays 12 – 5 pm, Saturdays 10 – 5 pm) or by appointment.
This exhibition is an exciting opportunity for artists who have a research-based practice to experience the wealth of information and resources available at the NVMA. If accepted, applicants will be required to provide a bibliography including references and demonstrate the research they have made to inform their work/ideas. We have prepared a historical timeline of North Van Arts for your reference here.
We welcome submissions of ideas/proposals, completed work, and works in progress. You do not have to be a North Vancouver based artist/maker to submit your work, however we must stipulate that work submitted should be within a local context. All artists are welcome, and we accept proposals for art work in all media. Applications must be well presented, concise, and follow our exhibition guidelines.
Please click the links below to download the Exhibition Submission Guidelines and North Van Arts Historical Timeline.
If you have any questions regarding submitting your idea/artwork please contact George Harwood Smith, Exhibitions Manager, on the email/telephone number below.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, May 26 at midnight
George Harwood Smith, Exhibitions Manager
North Van Arts
335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G3
604.988.6844 / email@example.com / northvanarts.ca