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SPECTRUM 2023 Call to Artists

  • Monday, June 26, 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
  • 25


All artists, established & emerging are invited to submit work for the 7th annual unjuried open invitation exhibition SPECTRUM. The first 25 artists to submit 1 work of art will be featured in a 4 week group exhibition from June 28 - July 23!

The goal of this exhibition is to showcase the talented artists in our community working in a broad spectrum of styles, media & subject matter; to create an inclusive & level playing field for artists at varying stages of their careers; & to present a diverse & engaging art experience.

This year we're inviting artists to submit work inspired by the theme Unexpected Detours. Each work of art represents a journey - creative, emotional, ideological. Along the way we experience unplanned challenges, adventures & awakenings. Share your interpretation of the journey & all the twists & turns along the way. 


The first 25 artists to arrive with 1 work of art will be accepted for the exhibition.

What to Submit: 1 original work of art in any physical media, style & subject inspired by the theme Unexpected Detours. Accepted artists will be asked to e-mail a 1 page artist bio/statement.

Where: Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.

When: Monday, June 26 at 4 pm.


a) Work must be gallery ready - have appropriate mounting/hanging equipment ie: hanging wire, d-rings etc.

b) Max Size: Wall mounted artwork: 24” x 24” (including frame if work is framed)
Free-standing sculpture: height 24" diameter 10". (Due to spacial limitations we may not be able to accept all sculpture submissions)

c) Current WVCAC Membership.

d) $10 entry fee


Installation & Uninstallation: Installation will be executed by the WVCAC. Artwork to be retrieved on Sunday, July 23 at 4 pm.

Sales: The WVCAC will process all sales & take a 30% commission.

Promotion: The WVCAC will promote the exhibition in various online & print publications.

First Thursdays Art Walk: July 6 from 6-8 pm The Silk Purse will be open to the public for the Art Walk, a celebration of local artists, art spaces, public art, creativity & community.

Inquiries to Gallery Coordinator Steven Snider

West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Located at
The Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC  V7V 1A1

Phone: 604-925-7292


Gallery/Art Box Gift Shop Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday 12  – 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 4 pm


The West Vancouver Community Arts Council acknowledges that the lands on which we gather for cultural activities are part of the traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.

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