How To Apply

Our Call for Submissions goes out in the fall every year inviting artists to apply to be exhibited in the Gallery.  The Smithers Art Gallery is inviting artists and curators to submit proposals for June 2020 through to June 2021.The submission deadline is January 1, 2020.

To apply, download the Exhibition Application (PDF) or pick one up from the Gallery. Applications can be submitted by email, mail or in person.

An independent selection committee, comprised of artists and art-lovers from the community and headed by the Gallery's Art Director, juries the submissions and succesful artists will be notified by January 31, 2020.

We welcome exhibition proposals for solo shows and thematic group shows in all media. Exhibitions change every 4-5 weeks. 

Artists do not have to be a member to submit an application or be exhibited in the gallery, but members receive a reduced commission rate on sales. 

In order to ensure an interesting and varied schedule, the Gallery will exhibit an artist not more frequently than once every 2 years.


Gallery Floor Plan

(Gallery Floor Plan: click image to open in large format)

The gallery measures approximately 111 running feet and can accommodate approximately 30-40 pieces of wall art, depending on size. The gallery can be divided into two connected spaces, referred to as the Main Gallery and the Mini Gallery. The Main Gallery measures approximately 78.5 running feet, and the Mini Gallery 32.5 running feet. The gallery also has a large number of plinths for displaying 3D work. 

The Gallery reserves the right to exhibit two or more artists at the same time by displaying one artist in the Main Gallery and one in the Mini Gallery, or by combining different media and displaying 2D artwork on the walls and 3D artwork on the plinths.