How to Exhibit
General Exhibition Information
Place des Arts offers three gallery spaces where local emerging artists and
art groups may exhibit and sell their works. Artists living in British
Columbia who are not represented by a professional gallery are
considered local, emerging artists.
Place des Arts welcomes submissions in 2D and 3D media and techniques
including fibre arts, pottery, sculpture, painting, photography, prints
and drawings; we are not able to accommodate multimedia work at this
Place des Arts’ galleries are open to the public seven days a week and are a
popular destination with local residents and visitors alike. Place des
Arts regularly hosts over 90,000 visitors per year. The centre
distributes exhibition invitation cards for display at over 20 arts and
community centres in the Lower Mainland, and its galleries and gift shop
are featured in guides such as Van Dop, Galleries West and Preview. A
full promotional campaign is devoted to each exhibition series.
As Place des Arts is also a teaching
arts centre, exhibiting artists are encouraged to offer talks and / or
demonstrations during their exhibitions.
Place des Arts is a non-profit arts education facility, not a
professional gallery. Our mandate is to support local emerging artists
by providing exhibition opportunities and exposure.
For more information about exhibiting at Place des Arts Call 604.664.1636 ext 32
In celebration of Coquitlam’s 125 Anniversary, Place des Arts would like to extend an invitation to all BC artists to apply for a special community exhibition in the fall of 2016 entitled Capture Coquitlam.
Capture Coquitlam is intended to reflect Coquitlam’s beauty, from its city centres to its suburban areas and to its natural wonders. This exhibition, held at Place des Arts, will showcase artwork by local artists capturing their unique experiences and exploring their creative vision of the city of Coquitlam.
Deadline to submit completed submission form: July 22, 2016
2D and 3D artwork in any medium is acceptable, and all artwork must represent the city of Coquitlam in some way. To apply for Capture Coquitlam, please download the application form here.
Positively Petite is an annual exhibition unique to Place des Arts that showcases miniature artwork from local artists. Every year, this show features small artworks in various media by over 20 artists. This exhibition provides an excellent opportunity to offer your artwork for sale during the holiday season when many are seeking to support the local economy and purchase gifts that hold meaning.
Deadline to submit completed submission form: October 17, 2016
Each application must be accompanied by the entry fee, and artists may submit up to 8 works. To apply for Positively Petite, please download the application form here.
Find out how to sell your work in our Artisan Shop here.