Anonymous Art Show Open Call Application Form - 2019
The Abbotsford Arts Council is pleased to announce the open call for art for the 4th Annual Anonymous Art Show Fundraiser, taking place JUNE 29 – JULY 30 2019 at the Kariton Art Gallery, with an opening reception to be held on Saturday JUNE 29th, from 6 – 8 pm.

The Council is looking for local artists of all skill levels and ages to create works of diverse styles, subject matters, and mediums. All work must be done on a 12x12x1.5”canvas or unframed 12” x 12” x 1.5” wood panel. With the submission of the required pre-stretched canvas purchased from the House of Fine Art, we will include a $5.00 coupon to be used toward a future purchase at HOFA - (2485 West Railway St.) Non-members are limited to one submission. Members may submit up to 3 pieces.

This exhibition is an opportunity to raise funds for the programs initiated by the Abbotsford Arts Council that support arts in our community, with half of the proceeds going directly towards participating artists.

Show Details
• The Abbotsford Arts Council encourages artwork from ANYONE currently residing in B.C.’s Lower Mainland--artists, non-artists, children, etc. Children under the age of 19 must provide a parent or guardian signature.
• Non-members of the Abbotsford Arts Council are eligible to submit one (1) piece of artwork to the show. Members of the Abbotsford Arts Council are eligible to submit up to three (3) pieces of artwork.
• Should a piece of artwork be sold, the artist may be asked to replace it with another piece of artwork. The Abbotsford Arts Council will contact the artist if additional artwork is desired.
• Artists are encouraged to attend the opening reception of the show, but attendance is not required.
• Artists must make every effort to remain anonymous in relation to the show until their work is sold or until the end of the show.
• When purchased, the artist’s piece will be immediately taken off the wall and given to the purchaser. A sold tag will be put in its place revealing the artist’s name. The Abbotsford Arts Council will announce each artist on Instagram (@abbyartscouncil) and Facebook ( as their work is sold.
• All submitted artwork will be “gently juried” by a panel of adjudicators chosen by the Abbotsford Arts Council.

Have fun!

Anonymous Show Requirements
Each piece of artwork must be:
• created on an unframed, 12” x 12” x 1.5”canvas. Artwork on canvas of any other size will not be accepted.
• two-dimensional.
• labeled on the back of the canvas with the piece’s title and the artist’s full name and title of work.
• titled and may not be called “Untitled”.
• signed on the back only. Work signed on the front of the piece will not be accepted.
• submitted completely dry and ready to hang with D-Rings and wire attached. For clarification, please email
• priced at $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.
• delivered to the Kariton Art Gallery between the dates June 11th to June 25th. No submissions will be accepted after June 25th.
• Picked up by the agreed upon date or will become the property of the Abbotsford Arts council and be donated.
Artists Contact Info
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Submission Information
Number of Pieces *
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I agree that if I would like to submit more than 1 piece, I will need to purchase an AAC membership (Pro-rated Memberships are good until January 31st, 2020 at $22.50 for General & $15.00 for Seniors (65+) & Students *
I understand that D-rings (See must be installed on the back of all canvases and that The Kariton Gallery reserves the right to refuse installation if the required hardware is not properly attached. *
I agree to deliver my artwork between June 11th and June 25th, and understand that no entries will be accepted after June 25th, 2019. *
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