About Exhibitions

Exhibitions encourage public engagement, bridging cultures and building strong communities through the arts.

Call for Artists: Exhibition Proposals Art in the Community
District Library Gallery
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 20 2022 at midnight

North Van Arts is accepting submissions for our Art in the Community Programme for January 2023 – June 2023. Currently this exhibition programme takes place at one venue: 

  • District Library Gallery / Located at in the Lynn Valley Main Library

Our mandate is to enable emerging and professional artists of all disciplines to bridge cultures and build strong communities through the arts, creating an inclusive environment accessible to everyone. North Van Arts welcomes 2D artwork from all mediums and accepts submissions from artists from the local and wider community.

You can submit a proposal as an individual or as a group of artists. Please refer to our Art in the Community Proposal Guidelines for more details. If you would like more information about past exhibitions, please visit here.


North Van Arts encourages applicants of all races, ethnicities, identities, abilities, ages, and genders, to apply. If you have any questions, require support or would like more information about our Art in the Community programme and our exhibitions please visit www.northvanarts.ca  or contact the Exhibitions Manager.

Submission Deadline: Friday May 20, 2022 at midnight

For more information please contact:
Leigh-Anne Niehaus
Exhibitions Manager, North Van Arts


Art in the Community Application Form

  • Please give the name of the main contact for the application.
  • Please attach 8 - 10 images (No larger than 1MB in size). Please title images in the following format: IndividualArtistName_WorkTitle_Date_Medium_Dimensions.jpg example: JacksonPollock_Convergence_1952_oil-on-canvas_155"x93.5".jpg note: standard dimensions are width x height x depth (inches)
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, tif, Max. file size: 1 MB, Max. files: 10.
    • Please upload one document including an up-to-date CV, artist statement and biography.
      Drop files here or
      Max. file size: 4 GB.
      • Image list must contain the following information, in this format: Artist Name, Title (italicized), year, price framed, price unframed, medium, dimensions (width x height x depth)
        Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx, Max. file size: 4 GB.
      • By submitting this form, you agree to the terms below: • You represent and warrant that the work being submitted is the original product of your own creative efforts, and to the best of your knowledge does not infringe upon, or violate, any right, including the copyright, in any other artistic work or subject matter of any other person. • If selected, you agree to have your artwork reproduced on the North Van Arts website and other media for publicity purposes. • If selected, you shall sign a legal exhibition contract with the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. • You understand that submissions received without all of the items required and without the proper file naming format will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the adjudication committee. • The North Van Arts reserves the right to select artists and/or a group of artists that they think support the exhibition theme. • The North Van Arts does not offer an artist fee for Art in the Community Exhibitions.