Call to Artists!

Call for Submissions: The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions to The Love Show: Portraits of Passion as part of the Art on Display program. All artists are invited to submit a maximum of three portraits of people or animals they adore in celebration of Valentine’s Day. All mediums are welcome. Size restrictions: 2-d artwork can be no larger than 24”x36” including frame. 3-d artwork can be no larger than 12”x12”x12”. The exhibition runs from January 17-March 2, 2018 and the opening reception will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 5:30pm, at the White Rock Community Centre, 145154 Russell Ave. How to Submit Your Artwork:… Read More

Semiahmoo Arts would like to invite its artist members to participate in our annual Members Exhibition in the Turnbull Gallery and Corridor Galleria. PURPOSE OF THE EXHIBITION: To showcase current artwork produced by our members. By encouraging artist engagement and viewer feedback, we hope to inspire artistic connections within our community. Exhibition Dates: January 18- February 15, 2018 This year we have added a new component to our Member’s Exhibition: Free Exhibition Preparation Workshop. We will explore how to write artist statements, how to set your pricing, and how to prepare your artwork for exhibition via wiring, framing your work. This workshop is optional. Workshop date: January 6th from 10am-12pm There will be an opening reception on… Read More

Now accepting exhibitors for our 2017 Holiday Art Market! All crafters and artisans are welcome to participate in our Holiday Art Market in the contemporary Turnbull Gallery in South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre.  The South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre is a fully accessible hub for health, wellness and creativity for everyone in the community from preschool to seniors. Guidelines: All items must be handmade by the applicant. Sorry, no third party sellers or distributors. All items must be appropriate for an all ages audience. All exhibitors must donate a small craft or gift card with a minimum value of $20 for our gift basket which will be raffled off during the… 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