Local Abstractions

Local Abstractions: A Nonrepresentational Community Art Show is an opportunity to explore the ‘materiality’ of the painted surface as well as experience artwork that does not represent things as they are but rather how they feel.

Artists are invited to participate in this community art show by submitting work that is identified as abstract, abstract expressionism, geometric abstraction, lyrical abstraction or the like.

The first 18 artists with completed submission forms and payment will be included in the exhibition. Artists are to submit 2 artworks; 1 or both artworks will be selected to be included in the exhibition.

Submitting Artwork:
Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

2-d artwork must be no bigger than 30 inches wide; and no bigger than 40″ high  including the frame; and no smaller than 16×16 inches including the frame.

2-d artwork must be ready to hang. Please use plastic coated wire on your frames. No clip frames. No fishline. Hanging specifications can be viewed here.

3-d artwork must be no bigger than 12 inches high by 12 inches wide by 12 inches deep.

Cost to submit: $12  – The submission fees help cover the costs attributed to installation and the Artist Reception. Please make your payment via Paypal or during our office hours.

Sales Commission:

All prices are set by the artist at the time of submission. Artists retain 80% of sales.

Important Dates:
Deadline to submit artwork: May 30, 5pm. However, space is limited. We will remove the artist call  have received 18 completed submissions.

Thursday, June 7: 4pm-8pm: Artwork drop off
Friday, June 8: 10am-4pm: Artwork drop off
Thursday, June 21 7pm-9pm: Artist Reception
Friday, July 20 10am-4pm: Artwork pick-up

Local Abstractions: A Nonrepresentational Community Art Show Submission Form

Artist Information


Artwork submissions

Please upload digital files of the 2 artworks you wish to submit as well as provide the following information about each artwork. We accept .jpg .png or .pdf files. We cannot accept files larger than 1.5MB

Artwork #1

Artwork #2



I confirm that the artwork I have submitted has not before been displayed in the Turnbull Gallery or Corridor Galleria at South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre.
I agree


I acknowledge the Turnbull Gallery and Corridor Galleria are multi-use community spaces. The artwork I have submitted is appropriate for an all-ages audience.
I agree


Semiahmoo Arts reserves the right to use my submitted images in print and online publications with proper credit sited.
I agree


To curb the influx of malicious or robotic registrations we have implemented this simple process to ensure all submissions are authentic. Please answer the question below


Thanks for your interest!
Semiahmoo Arts Society
Melanie Watts
14601 – 20th Avenue, Surrey, BC V4A 9P5
604.536.8333 // melaniewatts@semiahmooarts.com