The Station House Gallery is seeking submissions from both youth and adult artists for this summer’s show at the gallery.
The show will explore the theme My Williams Lake in celebration of Williams Lake’s 85th birthday.
“The Station House Gallery challenges the citizens of Williams Lake and the surrounding rural areas to tell us their stories through some form of art to be displayed in the gallery for the months of July and August,” says gallery manager Diane Toop.
The call for youth submissions closes Thursday, May 15 at 5 p.m. The call for adult submissions closes Saturday, May 24 at 5 p.m.
For their part of the show children and youth are asked to take and submit photographs about what is important or significant to them in Williams Lake.
“Up to 20 photos will be chosen to be included in a quilt that will be displayed at the gallery during the months of July and August,” Toop says.
The photographic images submitted must be of high resolution and be taken by youth 18 years of age or younger.
The images must mean “Williams Lake” to the photographer and must be sent in .jpeg format to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. on May 15.
For adult artists she says artistic submissions can be in the form of music, poetry, stories, visual arts, textiles, sculpture, video, performance art, impressions, installations, collectables or artifacts important to your life.
“Your creativity is the limit!” Toop says.
Framing bursaries of up to $100 per artist are available.
The photographic quilt created by the youth will be auctioned at the Chew the Fat opening of the gallery’s summer show on July 5 celebrating the city’s 85th birthday.
For more information go to http://www.stationhousegallery.com/?page_id=338 or by email at email@example.com.
The gallery society also needs volunteers to help with numerous other jobs throughout the year such as clean-up and painting work bees, organizing refreshments for opening nights, helping the exhibition co-ordinator with hanging shows, printing gallery items from newspapers and online sources and putting the information into binders for future reference, helping man the Christmas market, helping with inventory, and more.
Becoming a Station House Gallery member also has advantages in that members are automatically invited to the monthly, invitation only, gallery openings.