Art Gallery Exhibition Application

The Summerland Art Gallery is a small community gallery focusing on Okanagan artists, both emerging and well established. We are now accepting artwork submissions in all media. Submit now...deadline for the 2022 season is September 30th, 2021. Only digital applications will be considered. No submission fee.

To apply, read the following guidelines then complete the application form at the bottom of this page, and email it to with your cover letter, biography and artist's statement.

Submit your proposals by September 30, 2021, selecting your preferred show dates from the list on the application form. These dates should vary somewhat. You will be notified by October 31, 2021 as to whether your proposal has been selected. Note that successful applicants will be required to become an individual member of the SCAC.


Thank you for your interest in exhibiting with the Summerland Community Arts Council!

Art Gallery Exhibition Application Guidelines 2021

  • Only original works will be considered, and your proposed show must have a unifying theme.
  • Artist(s) must be able to attend opening reception and present an artist’s talk of approximately 10-15 minutes and/or Q&A.
  • As a non-profit organization, we are unable to provide an artist’s fee for participating in SCAC gallery exhibitions.
  • Shipping of work to and from the gallery is the artist’s responsibility.


CV – 1-2 pages maximum

  • List your artistic achievements and professional experiences. These can include education, exhibitions, residencies, publicity, professional associations, juried show selections, awards, collections, commissions and any other category specific to you.


Bio – 200 words maximum

  • Paragraph form, narrative version of your CV, usually written in third person.
  • Where you live and work, personal details relevant to your art practice
  • Where your artwork can be seen and purchased


Artist’s Statement – 200 words maximum

  • Tell us about what your work is, why you make it and how it is made
  • The statement should make the reader want to find out more about the work for the show, but shouldn’t describe the work in detail
  • The medium – is there anything unusual or specific about the way you use it?
  • Details of inspiration (what, who, where, why)
  • Focus or message of your work and how you hope/anticipate the viewer will respond