Artique provides a great opportunity for emerging and seasoned artists to show their work in a local gallery. If you live within the qathet Region, including the City of Powell River, on the upper Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, you are encouraged to apply.
We have the capacity for 30 members and our collective is regularly looking for new artists. When all spaces are filled, we keep a waiting list.
To apply, please come into the gallery and pick up an application form, or use the download link below. Once the application form and sample artwork is submitted, artists will be contacted by a member of our Jury within a week or two.
As a member, you have a space on the gallery walls (for 2D) of 6 ft width by the gallery wall height, or the gallery floor (for 3D) of approximately 4 ft x 4 ft and approximately 6 ft tall. 2D artists switch gallery wall spaces every four months to freshen up the artwork on display. 3D artists remain where they are.
There is a rent payable for the first of each month, with one month paid in lieu. Each month members work one full day, or two half days in the gallery, working with customers and sales. Most artists are part of committees which work together to keep Artique running.
There is a monthly meeting and all members are encouraged to attend. This is an opportunity to meet one another and work through any issues that have come up for the gallery. It is where decisions are made and ideas are listened to.
We host this website, and members are encouraged to also have their own website and presence on social media.
How to Apply
The Artique Gallery membership form can be downloaded here. Please fill it out manually and deliver it to the gallery along with a bio, three pieces of original art, a number of supporting photographs that represent your body of work, as well as a supporting price list. The art will be returned to the applicant after the jurying process; the photos of accepted applicants’ work will be kept on file in the gallery.
Our Jury is comprised of several seasoned members who review the applications and artwork. Art should be original, that is, be created solely by the submitting artist, display a degree of professionalism and must be ready for showing (finished sides or framed with hanging hardware). Artists should have enough work to be able to replace pieces that have been sold. In order to protect copyright laws, we ask that all artists use their own reference material, or otherwise ensure they have written permission and must credit any outside source material. Jury members also assess what stage the applicant is in their art career, and they are available and willing to give advice and encouragement to new and prospective members. The work will also be evaluated on how it fits into the Artique collective mandate and that it is somewhat unique compared to current work in the gallery. Finally, the Jury looks at saleability and that the price list reflects the quality of the work.
Contact us if you have further questions. We look forward to hearing from you.