UNDER|WHERE? Artist application

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To celebrate our 1 year anniversary in March 2018, we're hosting UNDER|WHERE? an adjudicated group art show! Submissions will be judged by an independent panel, and People's Choice will be awarded a solo exhibition at The Ou Gallery at the end of 2018.

Applications are open to Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands residents & students; all mediums & levels of artists are welcome to apply. It is FREE to apply for students, and is on a sliding scale from $5-$10 for others. Application fee supports our artist-run centre & provides a stipend to the independent judges for their time & travel.

Deadline for submissions is February 11, 2018

Judges to be announced shortly - they will be an independent panel comprised of professors, historians & working artists.

Judging Criteria:

+ Overall composition & use of space

+ Effective understanding & use of chosen medium

+ Connection to the theme, UNDER|WHERE?

+ Originality & creativity

+ work must be original & made within the last year

Fine Print:

+ Not all work must be for sale

+ 30% commission on artwork sold

+ Maximum size is 36'' x 36''

Artists will be notified by the end of February whether their work was accepted, and will have until March 4th to bring their selected work to the Gallery. 

Chosen artists will have their work displayed in The Ou Gallery from March 10th - April 7th 2018 & the opening will take place March 10th, 2018 from 6-9pm.

Prizes & awards:

+ Visitors will be able to cast a ballot throughout the month for the 'Best in Show' &  the winner will be awarded their own exhibition at The Ou Gallery in December 2018.

please complete the following form to apply

if you run into any issues with the form, please reach out to us at art(at)theougallery.com

thank you & good luck!