IMA Public Gallery
Artists call for submissions

Calling All Artists!

Island Mountain Arts is a non-profit society that promotes the literary, visual and performing arts through workshops, concerts, slide shows, talks and a public Art Gallery. Formed in 1977, IMA is located in the vibrant town of Wells, near historic Barkerville, in British Columbia’s Central Interior Cariboo Mountains.

IMA’s gallery is the ideal space to exhibit many types of media. This professional yet intimate gallery space is 82 linear feet and has 12-foot high ceilings. The gallery makes use of natural light that floods in through huge storefront windows, and can also adapt for floodlights and spotlights instead of sunlight.

Four exhibitions run from May to September each year. The IMA Gallery pays a small artist fee and transportation amount. IMA is currently accepting applications for 2019/2020.

Exhibition Proposals must be received by October 1st, 2019 and must include the following:

  1. Artist Information
    Name, phone number, email address, mailing address.

  2. 10 – 12 clear digital images (.jpg) on CD OR via email; The images will represent the type of work proposed for exhibit and at least four images will be specific works to be exhibited at Island Mountain Arts.

  3. Works List
    This will detail the name, size of work, the year it was done and the medium.

  4. Description of Proposed Exhibition
    This is an opportunity for the artist to describe the collection of works they wish to exhibit, motivation behind grouping these specific pieces and how they fit together.

  5. Artist Statement
    This is a statement outlining artistic motivations, interests and techniques. We ask the artist to provide insight into their work and their life as a professional artist by giving a slide show or an artist’s talk at their opening

  6. Curriculum Vitae
    Biographical information or resume highlighting professional, educational and relevant facts

  7. Special Requirements for Display
    Please list all special requirements for the display if applicable.

  8. Self addressed, stamped envelope
    This is for the return of your proposal. (Do not send original material. Please keep a copy of proposal submitted. Please make sure you have sufficient postage for safe return).

The gallery committee will review all proposals submitted. Preferred method of response is via email. Island Mountain Arts has a budget to pay a small honorarium and contribute to transportation costs.

Thank you for submitting your proposal, we look forward to discussing your work with you!

Mail or Email to:

Island Mountain Arts & Gallery
Box 65, Wells, BC, V0K 2R0


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