Call for Artists – New West Pride Partnership


New Westminster, March 27, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster is now inviting LGBTQ artists to submit applications for a group exhibition in conjunction with New Westminster Pride Week.

The Arts Council operates a picturesque Gallery in Queens Park, which features a wide range of visual arts by local and emerging artists in exhibitions which change monthly.

If you are a LGBTQ artist and are interested in being considered for a group exhibition during the period from July 21 to August 16 2015, your submission must reach the Gallery Exhibition Selection Committee (GESC) on or before April 30th 2015. A solo exhibition will be considered for an artist with 20+ pieces.

How to Apply for an Exhibition brochures, which contain an application form, are available for pickup at the Arts Council Gallery in Queens Park or on the Arts Council Website. In general, you will be asked to submit:

  • A completed application form
  • 8-10 slides, photographs or DVD of your work
  • An artist’s statement of the aims and objectives of your work
  • A curriculum vitae to establish a better understanding of your background and experience

You may also contact the Arts Council office by phone – 604- 525-3244, by, visit our website: for more information.

Arts Council of New Westminster, PO Box 16003, New Westminster, BC, V3M 6W6

Stephen O’Shea

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Jen Marchbank April 2, 2015 at 2:19 am

This is fantastic, I have some youg LGBTQ folks who have created performance pieces and poetry, would that be relevant to this project or is it all visual arts?



belle ancell April 13, 2015 at 8:39 pm


I am unable to find the application form on your website for the New West Pride partnership call out to artists. Can you provide a link please?

Thank you,
belle ancell


Judy Villett May 3, 2015 at 5:43 am

Hello Mr. O’Shea.
Cliff Blank forwarded this info to me after he saw some of my “Rainbow Wrapt” series of textile wall pieces at my studio, 100 Braid St. I have 8 large pieces and several smaller ones in this series. I wonder if it is too late to submit? Also, I am not LGBQ, just a supporter!
Judy Villett


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