Artist Proposals 2025 Solo, Duo, and Group Exhibitions

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This page is where artists can submit proposals to the Langley Arts Council for Solo, Duo, and Group Exhibitions at one of the three Langley Arts Council Art In Found Spaces Galleries Brick and Mortar Galleries. 

Submission Deadline

May 22nd, 2024 

Incomplete submissions or submissions received after this date will not be accepted. 

Submission Results 

July 30th, 2024 

Exhibition Spaces
1. The Civic Gallery (located at the Township of Langley Civic Facility. 20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley BC V2Y 3J1)

2. Walkway Gallery ( located at the Timms Community Centre 20399 Douglas Cres, Langley BC V3A 4B3)

3. Main Hall Gallery (located at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, 26770 29th Ave, Aldergrove BC V4W 3B8)

Gallery Dimensions 

For more information about these exhibition spaces and gallery dimensions CLICK HERE

Artwork Eligibility 

- Please ensure your work follows the LAC's definition of an 'Original Artwork'

Original artwork is created at the hand of the artist who is submitting the work. The creation process must be the effort of a single individual to convey their interpretation of an image or multiple images. Submitting artists are allowed to use reference photos to inspire their work, but artists must use their design and composition for the final artwork to be considered original.
If you are submitting a photo medium please ensure the main focal point of the image was taken by the artist and is not a stock image. We do allow stock images to be used in submitted artworks however it must not make up more than 30% of the entire finished artwork.

Artist Eligibility 
Solo Shows

- The exhibiting artist must be a member of the Arts Council at the time of their exhibition.

- Artists submitting for a solo exhibition cannot submit to the same venue for two consecutive exhibition years.

- Artists applying for a solo exhibition can submit works that are over 5 years old, as long as it's not over 50% of the submitted works for the proposed exhibition and provide context to the theme.

Duo Exhibitions 

- Both exhibiting artists must hold an Arts Council membership at the time of their exhibition. 
- Artists applying for a duo exhibition can submit works that are over 5 years old, as long as it's not over 50% of the submitted works for the proposed exhibition and provide context to the theme.

Group Shows 

- The artist group must hold a group membership at the time of their exhibition. 

- For group exhibitions, we ask that all works be made in the last five years.

All Submitted Artworks Must

- Remain on display for 6 weeks and until the exhibition comes to a close.

- Must be for sale and must remain until the end of the exhibit.

- Purchased artworks are to be collected once the show has come to an end.

- Artwork must not have been exhibited at any of our Art in Found Spaces Galleries.

- Artworks submitted to the Langley Arts Council must not have been created at an art class, lesson, or paint night.

2D Artwork Submission Guidelines

- All three exhibition spaces can accommodate 2D artworks.

- 2D artworks must be suitably prepared for display.

Wall-mounted work must be appropriately framed or stretched with finished sides and properly wired for hanging, using d-hooks and wire. The D hooks should be 4” from the top of the frame or 1/3 of the height of the frame. The stretched wire should be 2” below the top of the frame. Work not properly prepared will not be exhibited (consult with the Gallery Coordinator regarding any questions or special considerations before applying to exhibit with the Langley Arts Council).

3D Artwork Submission Guidelines 

- At this time, the Main Hall Gallery is the only Art in Found Spaces exhibition space that can accommodate 3D artworks. 

- All 3D artworks must come with a display stand to properly display the work.

Jurying Process

Download the juror's package for more information by CLICKING HERE


- All sales are handled through the Langley Arts Council.
- Exhibiting artists will be paid once their exhibition has come to a close and the artwork has been picked up by the buyer. Please note, it may take up to two weeks for the cheque to be delivered to that artist.
- A 35% LAC commission will be deducted from the artist’s cheque.

Accepted Exhibition Applications 

- All artists who submit through this application page will be notified of the status of their application on July 30th, 2024.

-  Specific details regarding your accepted exhibition application, installation and takedown information, etc. will be outlined in a contract held by the Arts Council and the artist(s), and or artist group. 

- Artists are welcome to be present during set-up, and more than welcome to assist in the installation of their works. 

Photographing your Artwork for Submission

We've provided two resources for artists on how to successfully photograph their artwork. Since this is a digital platform it is imperative to have good quality images. These resources should help you to achieve that.

"How to Photograph a Painting, Step by Step" by Artists Network Staff

"How to Document Your Artwork with Jannette Maedel" by the Surrey Art Gallery

The Langley Arts Council insurance policy does not provide coverage for exhibiting artists. The Langley Arts Council cannot be responsible for theft or damage in any of their Art In Found Spaces Galleries; that being said precaution will be exercised to keep the artwork safe in each exhibition space.

Opening Reception

Please refer to the PDF below for more information.

Right to Refuse an Artwork

The Langley Arts Council reserves the right to refuse any piece. Work not properly prepared and or submitted may not be exhibited (consult with the Gallery Director regarding any questions or special considerations for hanging an artwork before submission).

Additional Questions

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To apply please fill out the application below.