Call for Artists! “Canada 150+: What’s Your Story?”

Deadline for applications: June 6, 2017


You're invited to create a work of art on the theme “Canada 150+: What’s Your Story?” to illustrate your own personal story of Canada! The theme is open to a broad range of interpretation - explore your roots, your personal history, what Canada means to you, or your daily experience of Canada through any visual art media!

Artwork will be displayed in a 5-week community exhibition of art and artefacts in the Art Gallery and Museum from June 13 - July 15, 2017.

Application forms can be downloaded here (PDF), or pick one up in the Gallery.

Application deadline: 5pm, Tuesday June 6, 2017


In the lead-up to the exhibition we are offering a series of workshops in May and June that will give people tools to explore and preserve their personal history, or represent their story creatively through a work of art. Click HERE for more details!


  • One artwork per person
  • Maximum size 30” (both dimensions) - so that we can fit everyone's work into the gallery space!
  • Artwork must be your original work
  • All media accepted including 3D artwork
  • Paintings & photographs must have hanging wire/hooks already installed
  • Age limit: 13+
  • Artwork does not have to be for sale. Commission rate of 25% Gallery/Museum members, 35% non-members will apply to sales
  • Artwork dropoff: 9am-11am, Sunday June 11, 2017


Smithers Art Gallery and the Bulkley Valley Museum are excited to be collaborating on our project "Canada 150+: What's Your Story?", a community exhibition and series of thematic workshops through which we hope to engage and bring together our diverse community to build a better understanding of our different experiences and shared commonality.

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Bulkley Valley Community Foundation, Babine Animal Hospital, the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.