An Ode to Music

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An Ode to Music

The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery

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 Lobby 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 Closes: 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  and by phone 403.263.0079 ext. 100

Selection Process

Art pieces are selected by a committee of no less than 3 people and are a mix of artists and administrators.  Selection criteria are based on suitability to the theme, artist’s technique, elicited 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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