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To exhibit, collect and encourage local, regional, national and international art of the highest possible standards.  To provide education, information, and inspiration to the regional community.
Applicants are reminded that education is the prime mandate of the Gallery.  Exhibitions are chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Professionalism/Intent

  • Quality

  • Educational value

  • Type of work

  • Availability of space

Prospective exhibitors should be working artists with established exhibition history, demonstrated abilities/education and serious artistic intent.  The Vernon Public Art Gallery is booked an average of eighteen months in advance. The selection process can take up to a year from first contact. Unless there is a cancellation, it is rare that an exhibitor would receive a showing earlier than this.  It is not our mandate to sell works of art. The VPAG offers exhibiting artists honoraria (CARFAC) in two of its galleries.  An application must include:

  • JPEG formatted images on a flash drive or email directly to the curator, of your most recent work or works intended for the proposed exhibition. Please do not bring in original work.

  • All images must be accompanied by a list of images indicating title of the work, the year in which the work was produced, medium, and size.

  • A short biography.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV). This must include the artist’s exhibition history, media reports and/or published articles, exhibition catalogues, artistic involvement and education.

  • An artist statement and statement of intent for the proposed exhibition.

  • All materials submitted must be clearly marked and labelled. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish your proposal to be returned to you.


Mail applications to:
Curator, Vernon Public Art Gallery
3228 – 31st Avenue
Vernon BC,  V1T 2H3

email: curator@vernonpublicartgallery.com