Proposal Guidelines

The deadline to propose an exhibition for our 2018 schedule was Tuesday September 19, 2017. Artists who submitted for this intake will be notified by the end of October.

We are not currently accepting proposals while we move our submissions process online. 

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

Please send a PC-compatible CD or USB stick which contains the following files:

  1. Covering Letter
    a) Introduce yourself (or group) and include a description of the artwork you want to show.
    b) We are looking for exhibitions and artwork that will challenge visitors and provoke conversation. In your artist statement, please include what the work is about thematically and why it is important that the public has the opportunity to engage with the exhibition.
    c) If you require any special equipment, describe your specific needs.
    d) Outline your ideas for a public program (artist talk, performance, music, dance, etc) that will enhance the understanding of your work.
    e) Include the earliest date that the exhibition, as described in your proposal, would be ready to show.
    Work in all media will be considered. 500 words maximum.
  2. Curriculum Vitae – Include your address, phone number and email, education, exhibition history, teaching or employment related to your art. Please also include mention of awards and scholarships, bibliography of reviews or articles. 300 words maximum.
  3. Artist Statement – Describe the focus of your recent work and your objectives. 500 words maximum.
  4. Images (CD only) – Include 10 – 20 images of the work you are proposing to exhibit. If a group proposal, send up to 3 images for each artist. Digital images should be jpg format; each image should be at least 800 x 600 pixels. Must be PC compatible – check CD before submitting. Do not send original works of art or photographic prints.
  5. Image List – Include a list of images with corresponding numbers, title of work, medium, dimensions, price (or NFS) and year of completion.

(Optional) Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope – Envelope should have adequate postage for return of submission material. Applications with no postage will not be returned. Please do not mark for pickup. No email submissions please.

SPECIFICS

Membership in the Seymour Art Gallery Society is not required in order to make a submission to the gallery.

Selected artists must become members of the Seymour Art Gallery Society. Individual membership will be required for each artist in a solo or group exhibition. Membership details

With the exception of our fundraising exhibitions, the Discovery juried exhibition, and Start with Art, artists cannot appear in group exhibitions more frequently than every 3 years. Artists may not have solo exhibitions at Seymour Art Gallery more frequently than every 5 years.

As a public gallery with a mandate for education and enrichment, Seymour Art Gallery presents at least one program with every exhibition; submitting artists must be willing to present an artist talk or demonstration, or have a suggestion for another program (performance, music, dance, etc) related to their exhibition.

Seymour Art Gallery presents an opening reception, produces printed materials (including posters and invitation cards), and organizes publicity for exhibitions (press release, social media, online listings, and evites) at no cost to the artist(s). As a non-profit gallery, we are pleased to offer an honorarium for artist talks, but regret that we do not have a budget for artist exhibiting fees, shipping, or travel for our regular exhibitions at this time.

HOW TO APPLY

Please mail or drop off your submission in the format outlined above, to the gallery at:
Seymour Art Gallery
4360 Gallant Ave
North Vancouver BC
V7G 1L2

FLOOR PLAN

Seymour Art Gallery Floor Plan (PDF)