Say it With Flowers Open Call Application Form - 2019
The Abbotsford Arts Council is seeking submissions from artists who enjoy making art inspired by flowers. Local artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to create floral inspired art using diverse styles and mediums – sculpture, metalwork, textiles, glass, painting, drawing, photography, jewellery, print media, mixed media and even floral arrangement. The only criteria are that the work is inspired by flowers. This exhibition is an opportunity to raise funds for the programs initiated by the Abbotsford Arts Council that support arts in our community with 50% of the proceeds going directly towards participating artists.

Artists must price their work at either $50 or $100.

Artists must be a member of Abbotsford Arts Council to participate. Pro-rated Memberships are in effect until January 31st, 2020 at $10 for General & $5.00 for Seniors (65+) & Students.

Exhibition: August 3 to August 31, 2019, Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St. Abbotsford)
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Show Details
• The Abbotsford Arts Council encourages artwork from ANYONE currently residing in B.C.’s
• Lower Mainland. Children under the age of 19 must provide a parent or guardian signature.
• Artists are encouraged to attend the opening reception of the show but attendance is not required.
Show Requirements
Gallery Submission Requirements
Submissions must include the following:
□ Application form
□ Email or USB drive containing image files of work submitted for consideration.
Format : Jpg. Label images: first initial_last name_title_size_price

Please read the following artwork requirements and show details. Submissions not meeting the following requirements will not be accepted.

Each piece of artwork must be:
• Original and made by the applicant. No kit crafts, items purchased and assembled, imported crafts, or items crafted by someone other than the applicant will be accepted.
• Submitted COMPLETELY DRY AND READY TO HANG. D-rings ( must be installed on the back of all canvases, wood panels, and frames. The AAC reserves the right to refuse to display any artwork that does not have the appropriate hardware. For clarification, please email
• Priced at either $50 or $100. The artist will receive a 50% commission on sold work with the remaining 50% used by the Abbotsford Arts Council in supporting the arts in Abbotsford.
• Submitted to the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware Street, Abbotsford) in person at the agreed upon date.
• Picked up by the agreed upon date or will become the property of the Abbotsford Arts council and be donated.

Each exhibiting artist must be a member in good standing with the Abbotsford Arts Council. (Pro-rated Memberships are valid July 1st 2019 - January 31st, 2020 at $10.00 for General & $5.00 for Seniors (65+) & Students.)
*If a group membership in place, each individual member who has a piece hanging in the gallery must also have an individual membership. Payment is not due until after acceptance, membership is not required to apply.

Show Quality and Display Standards
To ensure exhibition quality and protection of the gallery space, please adhere to the following exhibit guidelines:

• The Kariton Gallery Exhibit Committee will hang all accepted work and have final say as to the acceptance or placement of pieces. Every attempt will be made to place artwork within the esthetic scope of the gallery. Final inclusion and display of a work or works will rest with the Kariton Gallery Exhibit Committee. Once the artwork is in place, no changes to the display are permitted.
• The Abbotsford Arts Council reserves the right to supplement the show with additional work if not enough entries are received to fill the gallery.
• All 2 dimensional works will be hung with the above mentioned D-rings, no nails or screws are permitted.
• Removal of artwork from the gallery by the artist before the close of the exhibit is strictly prohibited.

Artists Contact Info
Full Name *
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Address *
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City *
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Phone Number *
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Email Address *
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Submission Information
Number of Pieces
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Description of Submission *
If other please specify
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Size of Work (smallest to largest)
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I agree that if I am accepted for this exhibition that I will need to purchase an AAC membership (Pro-rated Memberships are valid July 1st 2019 - January 31st, 2020 at $10.00 for General & $5.00 for Seniors (65+) & Students.) *
I understand that D-rings (See must be installed on the back of all 2 dimensional works and that The Abbotsford Arts Council reserves the right to refuse installation if the required hardware is not properly attached. *
I agree to deliver my artwork on Wednesday July 31st 1 pm - 4 pm. *
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