Call to Artists!

Call to Artists: The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions to the Youth Art Exhibition as part of the Art on Display program. All artists aged 12-19 are invited to submit a maximum of three works of art. Artwork of all mediums will be accepted. This exhibition celebrates the talented and dynamic art of youth on the Semiahmoo Peninsula and provides an opportunity for young visual artists to showcase and celebrate their artistic abilities. The exhibition runs from September 21-October 20, 2017  and the opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 21, 5:30pm-7:30pm at the White Rock Community Centre. To enter the show please complete an entry… Read More

Saturday & Sunday September 30 & October 1, 2017 10:00am to 4:00pm Registration Deadline: July 14, 2017 | Artist Fee $40.00 Welcome to the 4th annual Art in the City event! This event is a partnership between Discover Surrey, Semiahmoo Arts, and the Arts Council of Surrey, and is intended to enhance and promote Arts and Culture within our city. Studio & Artwork This year’s tour will take place 6-7 touch down spots. This will create an opportunity for artists to come together and maximize their exposure. The tour will include artists from a variety of mediums. Artists should have a significant inventory of work to showcase, and be prepared… Read More

Semiahmoo Arts members are invited to submit proposals for a Solo Show in the Corridor Galleria at South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre. We have 2 opportunities available During October, November and December 2017. Not a member yet? Click here to join! 1. Artwork must be 2-dimensional, framed and/or wired by the artist. Please use plastic coated wire on your frames. No clip frames. Hanging specifications can be viewed here. 2. Type of work that will be considered includes, painting, mixed media, photography, fibre art, digital art. 3. A cohesive body of work is preferred. For example; artwork that is consistently themed or has a story. 4. The exhibition space is 40′ long and is divided across 4 walls. –… Read More

Celebrate the beauty of White Rock by creating art with us! July 22 is the 4th annual Paint the Town. Create artwork inspired by the changing urban landscape and the natural beauty of White Rock.   Artists of all ages, mediums, and skill levels are encouraged to participate!           The artwork will be displayed in the Turnbull Gallery until August 31. First Prize: $500 Second Prize: $250 Third Prize: $100   • Click here to register. • Click here for Helpful information for first time Paint the Town-ers:  READ MORE • Click here for Location sponsorship: Register your house or business here! • Share the Facebook event page HERE.   Supported by… Read More

Calling all amateur and professional writers to participate in Semiahmoo Arts’ annual Double Exposure POETRY CHALLENGE. Double Exposure creates a platform for dialogue between photography and poetry. This exhibition showcases the talent of our community in celebration of two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase local photography while forging poetry based on the exhibited photographs. This Poetry Challenge involves writing poetry based on the Double Exposure Photography exhibition that will be on display starting March 30. Double Exposure not only celebrates local writers- it also generates opportunities for their connection and growth. Winning poems will be determined by… Read More

Local Abstractions: A Nonrepresentational Community Art Show is an opportunity to explore materiality of the painted surface as well as experience artwork that does not represent things as they are but rather how they feel. 1.Please submit your artwork that is identified as abstract expressionism, metaphysical, geometric abstraction, lyrical abstraction or the like. 2.Please do not submit artworks that are partially abstract. Please do not submit figurative artwork. 3.Submit 2 artworks. SA’s acting curators will choose one for the exhibition. 4.The acting curators will not be adjudicating the work. We will accept the first 12 artists with completed submission forms. 5.We will also reserve the work of the 13th artist as a… Read More

Calling all amateur and professional photographers to participate in Semiahmoo Arts’ annual Double Exposure PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE. Double Exposure creates a platform for dialogue between photography and poetry. This exhibition showcases the talent of our community in celebration of two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase local photography while forging poetry based on the exhibited photographs. Double Exposure not only celebrates local photographers and writers- it also generates opportunities for their connection and growth. This Photography Challenge involves producing photography based on a poem called A Rock Takes Flight by local, award-winning poet, Cecily Nicholson. The poem at the bottom of this page…. Read More

REMINISCENCE, REAWAKENING, REBIRTH ART SHOW IMPORTANT DATES Entry Deadline Delivery of Art Work Opening Reception Show Closes Pickup of Art Work Monday, April 24 – 6:00 PM Saturday, April 29 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Thursday, May 4 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM Friday, June 9 – 4:30 PM Saturday, June 10 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Artists can draw inspiration from many sources; however, a spirit of creativity is often cultivated at a young age through those closest to us. In this exhibition, a group of artists explores early inspiration on their creative journeys while reflecting upon this as artists of today. The premise of this show… Read More

The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions for artists to exhibit in our upcoming solo art shows. The first show will run from June 15 to July 14, with an opening reception on June 15, 2016.  The second art show will run from Oct 26 to Nov 24, with an opening reception on Oct 26, 2017.   PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED April 21 – 6:00 PM Solo Exhibitions proposals must include the following items: Artist statement describing the exhibition or body of work proposed. Including ideas, issues and/or  themes the artwork resonates or confronts. The name, email, and address contact information of the participating artist…. Read More

Calling all youth photographers (under 19 yrs) to exhibit their work in Semiahmoo Arts’ digital youth photography display as part of our 2017 Double Exposure Event. Double Exposure creates a platform for dialogue between photography and poetry. This exhibition showcases the talent of our community in celebration of two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase local photography while forging poetry based on the exhibited photographs. Double Exposure invites youth photographers (under 19yrs) to submit up to 3 digital images. All submitted images will be on display in the South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre lobby from March 30-April 27…. Read More