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
APEx Student Show 2016
Students registered in visual arts classes at Place des Arts during the 2015-2016 season are invited to participate in the annual APEx Student Show. This show, which runs from June 3 – July 2, 2016, is a wonderful opportunity for students of all ages to display their work and celebrate their creative achievements!
Deadline to submit completed submission form: Saturday, May 14, 2016.
To apply and to get more detailed information about important dates and exhibition guidelines, please download the APEx Student Show submission form here.
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.
Find out how to sell your work in our Artisan Shop here.