CALL FOR ARTISTS
Asian Impact Society, with the support of Exhibition sponsor Place des Art, seeks submissions for “Your Art Your Reflections: Multiculturalism, Diversity and Anti-Racism” Art Exhibition and Contest.
This exhibition and contest will be presented in the Atrium at Place Des Arts from September 8 to November 9, 2023 and viewable online from September 15, 2023 to November 9, 2023.
This exhibition is FREE to apply, to view, to enjoy and to learn!
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2023
This year’s theme is multiculturalism, diversity and anti-racism. Artwork submitted should address at least one of these themes.
For example, the artwork could be a depiction of the artist’s personal story, their interpretation of what these themes mean, a reflection of the history of these themes in our society, or a message to the viewing public. It is up to the artist.
Through this exhibition, our goal is to educate the viewing public on why multiculturalism and diversity is important and why there is no place for racism in our communities. Education through the arts is one of the many steps we can take to building an anti-racist, diversity-embracing, multicultural society where we can all learn from each other and build stronger communities.
Who May Enter:
This exhibition is open to novice, emerging or trained artists of all ages. We welcome and encourage submissions from individuals at all levels of their artistic practice.
Two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork, including, but not limited to, paintings, drawings, photography, digital, mixed media, pottery, woodcarvings, fibre arts and papercrafts.
Physical exhibition: Place des Arts located at 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C.
Online exhibition: placedesarts.ca/exhibitions
All submissions will be reviewed by an Exhibition Committee. All artists will be notified of their application status by mid July along with instructions on artwork drop off.
Awards and Recognition:
Cash prize based on age groupings: 12 and under | ages 13 to 18 | 19+
1st place: $300 | 2nd place: $200 | 3rd place: $100 | People’s Choice (public vote): $100
Submission deadline: June 1, 2023 (completion of application form and image of artwork)
Notification of Application status and adjudication results: mid July 2023
Opening Reception: September 8, 2023, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Physical Exhibition period: September 8, 2023 to November 9, 2023
Online Exhibition period: September 15, 2023 to November 9, 2023
People’s Choice Award voting deadline: October 15, 2023
People’s Choice Award announcement: October 22, 2023
Review the “Submission Rules and Guidelines”.
Complete the Online Entry Application by June 1, 2023.
This event is made possible with the generous support of the City of Coquitlam through the Spirit of Coquitlam Grant and our Exhibition Sponsor Place des Arts.