Parkside Gallery is seeking submissions for next year’s shows.
Barb Brown, gallery director for the South Cariboo Arts and Culture Society (SCACS) and volunteer gallery director for Parkside Art Gallery, said the gallery typically has nine shows over a calendar year.
“Four of these are recurring shows, such as a Christmas bazaar, community group show, the Cariboo Artist Guild Summer show and sale and a show from students at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School,” she said.
Brown said she does not look at submissions until the end of September when they are due, but there are a few strong prospects for next year. These are the ones she reaches out to and are often out-of-town artists. For a show to be considered at the gallery an artist must be a member of SCACS with preference being given to those who are from the South Cariboo.
Additionally, those who have had a show on display in the past are asked to wait for two years before submitting a second proposal.
“And of course when individuals apply we like to know that they have a body of work that is cohesive to show,” said Brown, adding that proposals may also showcase different artists or groups.
The gallery does bring in artists from out of the region if their work is unique and different. Behind the Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art, which showed at the Penticton Art Gallery is an example of this, said Brown.
Proposals are available for pickup at the gallery.