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Quenten Memorial Gallery

Deadline Approaching for Fall 2018 Submissions

Submission Deadline: August 17, 2018, 4:00pm

The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery is now accepting submissions for The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery Exhibit: An Ode to Music September 13 to December 15, 2018.

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance supporting and presenting all art forms; and creating opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery—previously known as Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery—provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artist resides in Alberta and must be available for installation.
  • Art must fit the theme of music and is open to all visual art formats.
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only).
  • Installation Requirements:
    • All art should be equipped with picture hanging wire or appropriately placed D or Triangle ring hanger. Frames less than 9/16” depth with no attachment can typically be accommodated.

To apply, please send the following information via email or mail:

  • Gallery submission form.
  • Artist biography (250 words max).
  • Artwork photos, maximum of five, do not send original works.


  • Submission Deadline: August 17, 2018, 4:00pm
  • Installation: September 9 – 12, 2018
  • Gallery Close: December 15, 2018

Applications or queries are sent to:

Attn: Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director
2140 Pumphouse Ave. SW
Calgary, AB  T3C 3P5

Or by email to kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca  403.263.0079 ext. 100.

Selection Process

Art pieces are selected by a committee of no less than three people and are a mix of artists and administrators. Selection criteria are based on suitability to the theme, artist’s technique, elicited an emotional response, creativity and innovation, and suitability for the Pumphouse Theatre art gallery space and its patrons (ages eight to 80 representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds).

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