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New Motion Gallery logo

Action! Adventure! Art!

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Motion Gallery invites visual artists to an open call for this exciting new exhibit featuring fan art (think movies, music, TV shows, books) by local artists titled Action! Adventure! Art!

The exhibition and sale will run from April 4 to 29, 2019 and painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture will be accepted. Prints will be accepted for the tables, however, artwork to hang in the featured show must be original work.

The show is open to anyone, emerging artists are encouraged to submit their work, as this is a not-for-profit artist run gallery that helps emerging artists get established.

Artists can submit up to three pieces that must be no larger than a 2×3 area per piece plus prints for selling at the show. This exhibit is for artwork created any time, original art doesn’t have to be for sale and can be for exhibition only.

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Online registration for submission deadline is March 25, 2019.

Key Dates:

  • Art drop-off will be March 27, 2019, between 6:00 to 8:00pm, or March 30, 2019, between 12:00 to 5:00pm, either day you must come with a signed contract and labelled artwork.
  • Public artist’s reception will be April 12, 2019, 6:00 to 9:00pm. Artists participating will also have a chance to plan their own events if they want to invite their own groups to the gallery through the 4 weeks the show is on display.
  • The exhibition will run from April 4 to April 29, 2019.
  • Art can be picked up April 29, 2019 between 6:00 to 9:00pm, or May 4, 2019 from 12:00 to 4:00pm. Art not picked up will be stored for 30 days and then it will be forfeited to the gallery.
  • Artists payment will be made within three weeks of event end.

Cost: Buy-in for the event is $100 for members of Motion Gallery Society and $130 for non-members.
Commission: The gallery will retain 25% of the sale as the gallery commission, artists will receive 75% of sale.

All artwork must be wired properly with D rings, and ready to hang, no clip frames and saw tooth hangers will be accepted. All art original artwork does not have to be for sale, any prints of original work must be labelled as prints. Artists will be required to volunteer at least two hours during the month if the event.

Any work not picked up will be stored for 30 days, if not picked up it will then be forfeited to the gallery.

Contract, art inventory list, and tags must be brought to the gallery with your work at drop off times, payment must be received by March 25 2019, late entries will be charged a late entry fee of $20. There’s is limited space (18 artists) for this show, early registration is recommended.

Motion Gallery is located in Sunalta (2001b 10th Ave. SW)

For further questions or inquiries, email

Motion Gallery – Action! Adventure! Art!