About the Burnaby Arts Council
The Burnaby Arts Council is a BC Registered Non-Profit Society and CRA listed Charity, located in the heart of Deer Lake Park. The BAC is committed to serving the people of Burnaby by creating a vibrant and diverse presence of the Arts in the City and to actively advocate for the importance of the Arts.
The Burnaby Arts Council manages the Deer Lake Art Gallery (6584 Deer Lake Ave), which showcases all kinds of local art, ranging from illustration, to sculpture, etc. We focus on highlighting members of our community within Burnaby.
Creating vibrant connections through the Arts! #BurnabyArtsConnected
Applying for the show
How do I apply to be an Artist?
Only online submissions will be accepted at this time. After the submission deadline (midnight, January 22nd, 2020) and adjudication, successful applicants will be notified whether they have been accepted into the show. If you require assistance in your application, or have any questions, please contact the Gallery Coordinator at:
How much does it cost to be apply?
FREE. Luminescence is a group show, featuring members of our community. Our goal is to make art as accessible as possible, for both patrons and creators.
Is there an artist contract?
How many artists usually participate?
Usually between 20 – 30 individuals and groups of emerging and professional artists.
What if my art is a work in progress and not ready before the submission deadline?
Don’t worry, we encourage artists that are working on new concepts to still apply. All conceptual work must be completed, photographed and image emailed to the Gallery by February 10, 2020 at midnight.
So please apply with your concept with size and a sketch of the artwork. The application allows you to select that option.
Can I pull out from participating in the show?
Please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if the situation arises.
About the Exhibition (March 21st – April 25th, 2020)
Will there be a commission on sold artworks?
Yes, our standard commission for all artwork is 30%.
The Gallery will pay the Artist by cheque, deducting the commission and credit card charge (if applicable), within 30 days of the closing date of the exhibition.
Artwork must remain in the exhibition until after the closing event on Saturday, April 25th @ 9 pm. If you are are unable to be at the closing event you MUST pick up your artwork on Tuesday, April 28th by 3:00 pm. Please let us know in advance if these dates do not work, as we have limited storage space.
How many visitors visit the exhibition?
Annual attendance is aprox 1,000-1,500 visitors. So WOW! The first year there was a line up down the street. We expect at least 300-500 people to attend the opening event!
Artist Participation – Opening Event (March 14, 2020)
We ask that all artists participating in the exhibition be at the opening event on Saturday, March 14th. It is only through working collaboratively on the marketing that we have been so successful on promotions and attendance. If you plan on being out of town and really cannot commit to attending the opening night maybe participating in this AWESOME event is not for you . . . ?
Opening Date: UNKNOWN DUE TO GALLERY UPGRADE (it will be March 2020, after the 14th!)
Time: VIP opening event starts at 7:00 pm, General Public access is @ 8:00 pm (this schedule is estimated and final details to be worked out)
Due to the later opening the time may have to be later in the evening due to the sunset.
VIP Tickets – Opening Event
Artists are asked to be at the EARLY VIP opening @ 6:30 pm.
Each artist will be given 1 (one) guest pass for early access to the event. (does not include beverage ticket)
The 2020 event is also our GRAND OPENING celebrating our fantastic expanded Gallery space and the beginning of our 50th Anniversary Year of celebration! More details to following regarding the details of VIP All Access Passes. Previous years the VIP All Access Passes cost $25 each, which guarantees early access.
We encourage and ask artists to help sell tickets to the event as it helps our organizations to cover part of the costs for hosting this amazing event! There will be live music, entertainment and light show at the March 2020 event!
When is the installation scheduled?
Installation of the exhibition is scheduled: UNKNOWN (Between 14th and March 17 – March 20 ??)
Normal office hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 am to 4 pm. (THERE WILL BE CLOSURES IN THE NEW YEAR DUE TO GALLERY UPGRADE****)
The gallery will be closed in Jan/Feb – actual closure date to be posted later. (Due to a gallery upgrade/expansion.)
All artwork must be picked up after the closing event on Saturday, April 25th after 9:00 pm or at the latest on Tuesday, April 28th 3:00 pm. We are installing the next installation on Wednesday, April 29th!! So no exceptions as we do not have the space to store in the gallery.
Please connect with the gallery coordinator if you require special equipment. The supply of video equipment, computer or digital projector for the presentation of artworks is the responsibility of the Artist. The Deer Lake Art Gallery does not provide technical support, cover expenses or provide engineering services for installation of exhibitions.
Artists are requested to provide the following by email to: email@example.com
* Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 – submission deadline
* Friday, February 7th, 2020 artists will be notified if they have been accepted.
* Monday, Feb 14th, 2020 at midnight – 3 high resolution images of the completed artwork
* Friday, Feb 21, 2020 – completed contract signed and email to the office. (can be mailed as well)
* Friday, March 13th, 2020 – gallery labels submitted(template provided to you by the gallery coordinator)
* March 17 – 20 – exhibition installation
If you have never visited the Deer Lake Art Gallery we encourage you to stop by and check out the space BEFORE FRIDAY, February 14th, 2020 at 4:00 pm. As we mentioned already there will be gallery closures beginning in December. (Highly likely there is going to be major construction in December, and no public access)
Do you have any more questions?
For General Inquiries about the Exhibition, or the Application
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Call for Exhibition Proposals | Deer Lake Art Gallery
Submission Deadline: Monday, JANUARY 22, 2020 @ midnight
Exhibition Date: MARCH 22nd – APRIL 25, 2020
Go to the application form
WARNING NOTICE – ONLINE APPLICATION
- This form can only be used on a laptop or desk top.
- The application will NOT be processed correctly if you use your phone or ipad!
- If you are using an OLD browser or laptop you may have submission issues. Our office will be happy to assist you, if you would like to stop by the gallery to fill out the online form here.
- Be sure to note all *REQUIRED* fields, you may experience ERRORS in the application process if all REQUIRED fields are not submitted.