January 6 – February 4, 2023

Friends of the Gallery

Small Gallery: The Weather

Artwork Drop-Off: Wednesday, January 4th (10 – 6PM)

Reception: Friday, January 6th (5 – 7PM)

Artwork Pickup: Sunday, February 5th (Noon – 4PM)

The Friends of the Gallery (FOG) is our annual celebration of the creativity of our membership. This exhibition launches our new year, and features the work of members of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. The exhibition is a long-standing community event that has spanned more than 25 years. Its aim is to involve the broadest range of local artists, to acknowledge the role of the arts in our community, and to celebrate the extraordinary diversity in materials, forms and approach. Artists are invited to submit one piece of art they have completed in the previous year to be shown in this group exhibition. Maximum size is 36″X48″ for 2D work submitted.

As another option to the open submission call: this year, we added a new section – a curated component that explores a specific theme prompted by a local artist’s work. We invited artists to submit a work that considers “The Weather”. On the Coast, 2022 has been a year of weather extremes, with new words to describe them – atmospheric rivers, heat domes, deep freezes and many others. We are excited to see how creativity intersects with our experiences of weather on the Coast. Thank you to Allyson Clay for sharing her work “Weather Ouch” as the spur for this years’ theme.

We invite you to spend time with the works, and if you can, purchase one and support a local artist.

The SCAC would like to thank our generous sponsors who make our ongoing work possible: the SCAC Membership, the District of Sechelt, the BC Arts Council, the BC Gaming Commission, the SC Community Forest Fund, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.

To Apply:

Please fill out either the online application form or physical application form to print and bring the completed form with your submission for the FOG show. Each member is invited to submit one piece in any medium, to either the open call or theme component, including three-dimensional and digital work. This is a wonderful chance to share what you have been working on over the last year. 

Artwork Drop-Off: Wednesday, January 4th (10 – 6PM)

Reception: Friday, January 6th (5 – 7PM)

Artwork Pickup: Sunday, February 5th (Noon – 4PM)

If your membership hasn’t been renewed in the last year, you’ll be asked to bring it up to date when you come to drop off your single piece of work for the exhibition. New members are always welcome. Work must be exhibition ready to hang or install.

If you have any questions, please call 604-885-5412 or email info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com