Exhibit date: September 26th to 28th, 2019

Juried Exhibition/Auction Open to all artists of Creston Valley and surrounding areas

Qualifying exhibition for    “Phantom of the Gallery Art Auction”

Guidelines Specific to this Exhibit:

Jurors: Donna Baspaly SFCA, Terry Isaac and Angela Fehr. Images will be reviewed independently online by each juror. Successful images are considered by the panel as a group for acceptance to the art auction. All artists will receive emailed notifications of their results. Artists may not submit artwork to the auction that has not been juried into the exhibit.


Media: Acrylic, graphite, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, pen, pencil, water media. All artwork must be 2D for this call to artists and signed.

Excluded Media: Photography, digital photography, digital prints, digital art, posters, pyrography, giclee and mechanical reproductions. Watch for additonal calls/invitational offers for these medias.

Substrates: Paper, illustration board, rising museum board, canvas are all accepted supports. All paper substrates must be framed or mounted for display – loose sheets of paper will not be accepted. Work must be either framed or finished to an archival standard and mounted to a gallery wrapped canvas or cradled wood panel. Any artwork not protected by glass or plexiglass must be finished to an archival standard. All works must be ready to hang with coated wire.

Size: All artwork must not be any larger than 96” tall by 48” wide. All styles and subject matter are welcome.

Delivery: Costs of shipping/delivering of artwork to and from the exhibit are the responsibility of the artist.

Pricing: All submitted artworks must be available for sale at the “Phantom of the Gallery” auction. C.V.A.C. has undertaken the promotion and advertising for the venue and will charge a 30% commission of the sale price. Artist will be able to discuss and agree to a reserve price after jurying and prior to submission of their work for auction.

Insurance: C.V.A.C. does not provide insurance for artwork. Artists are responsible for arranging their own insurance during transit and the exhibit/auction.

Auction Parameters: Work that fails to reach the minimum price set by the artist and jury committee will not be auctioned without the express consent of the artist. Pre-bids will be accepted in person, by phone or email until noon September 27th. At time of printing we are in consultation regarding an on-line bidding system. Watch our website/Facebook for further details.

Entry: Submission is open. Submissions are accepted by email only at:    phantomartshow@gmail.com   Submission forms are available on the Council’s website.

Submissions should be low resolution no larger than 16mb in jpg format. Submission of an entry to this exhibit automatically constitutes the entrants acceptance of the guidelines and rules outlined. The jurors’ decisions are final and submission marks your acceptance of their decision. Artists cannot change details on their submissions after the deadline for the entries has passed. Artists are responsible for ensuring that the information, at the time of submission, is correct.

Event Schedule

February 1, 2019: Submissions open

July 15, 2019: Deadline for submissions

September 13, 2019: Deadline for delivery of works to CVA

September 26 and 27, 2019: Open viewing from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

September 28, 2019:

“Phantom of the Gallery” Celebration 5:00pm, Art Auction 7:00pm

Location:  Casey’s Community House – upper floor. 1136 Canyon Street, Creston, BC

Contact Information:   phantomartshow@ gmail.com

Sharon Svanda – Committee Chair – 1.780.518.5502

Alison Szpak – Co-chair/Finance – 250.428.2120

Brenda Brucker – Communications/Funding

Margaux Allard – Graphic Design

Carole Francis – Promotion/Advertising

About C.V.A.C: The Creston Valley Arts Council (CV.A.C.) is an non-profit organization that is committed to supporting, enabling and promoting arts and culture within the Creston Valley and surrounding areas. The “Phantom of the Gallery” Exhibit and Art Auction will provide a unique experience for artists and buyers alike and provide a much needed platform for the artists of our region.


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