PDCAC Galleries Open Call

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the PDCAC Galleries at the Leir House Cultural Centre. We seek to offer the community a wide range of creative expressions from local artists and look forward to reviewing your application.

Please note that we only have a few open spaces per year, exhibitions generally run 1.5 to 2 months, and we are giving preference to underrepresented voices.*

The application process is open from June 1st  to July 30th, with results given by the first week of August for exhibition in the following year. The review committee is made up of PDCAC staff and board plus several current Artists in Residence.

Online application forms will be made available shortly before the submission period begins.

We encourage you to tour the Leir House gallery spaces to ensure you are familiar with the layout, hanging requirements, and size of each space. Please note, the Leir House is a heritage asset owned by the City of Penticton. This may impact what and how some works may or may not be displayed.

*If you are an artist from an underrepresented community and have barriers to mounting an exhibition, please connect with us as if selected, there may be funding assistance.

Who Can Apply?

We encourage everyone in the community to apply!

  1. Artists of all kinds – emerging to professional
  2. Art groups and co-ops
  3. Community groups

Unsure about applying? Give us a call or email to talk about your idea!

Application Tips

Artists often ask us what the adjudicators are looking for in exhibition requests. Here are a few tips for you.

  1. Look at what has recently exhibited at the PDCAC Galleries. How will your exhibition complement or be different from what has gone before? Be sure and take a peek at our online past exhibitions.
  2. Does your exhibition have a theme or tell a story? What is your personal connection to your art?
  3. Are you a new voice to the PDCAC? We will be scoring higher on applications towards:
    • Artists from an underrepresented community and folks who have had barriers to exhibiting.
    • Artists who have not exhibited with us before.
    • First solo exhibition or groups we have not partnered with recently.

Connect with us if you have any questions prior to submitting your request: administrator@pentictonartscouncil.com

Website link: Call for Exibitions — Penticton Arts Council

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